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Vol. 83, No. 51
unapei run, rconn uaroilna, Tuesday, November 4, 1975
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man pnoto by Howard Shepherd
Sophomores sign up for appointments with their General College advisors. Pre
registration green forms are currently being accepted in Hanes Hall.
by Nancy Mattox
Black Student Movement funds were
frozen Monday afternoon by Student Body
Treasurer Graham Bullard and Campus
Governing Council Finance Committee
Chairperson Bill Strickland for three alleged
Student Government treasury law
Bullard and Stickland said the funds were
frozen because the BSM paid in cash for
security for heavyweight champion
Muhammad Ali during his recent UNC
The money used came from the proceeds
of the advance ticket sales for Friday's BSM
sponsored speech by Ali.
According to Student Government
treasury law, all monies used by Student
Government-funded organizations must be
deposited in the Student Activities Fund
Office (S AFO), the central dispersing agency
for s&dent fees, before the money can be
Once the money is deposited, a requisition
signed by the student body treasurer and
CGC Finance Committee chairperson must
then be processed through SAFO before
In the official notification of the fund
plans for new prison
by Merton Vance
Plans to build a new maximum security
prison in Hillsborough have met opposition
from the town's mayor and Board of
Hillsborough Mayor Fred Cates has
threatened to cut off all city water and sewer
service to the proposed facility if the state
continues its plan to build the $14.2 million,
Cates said Monday the prison would be
detrimental to the town and that he is
particularly worried about the possibility of
escapes from the prison.
The Hillsborough Board of Aldermen
have voted unanimously to support Cates in
any legal means to prevent construction of
the new prison.
"It's a general stigma to the environment,"
Alderman John Roberts said. "We just don't
want a new prison in the community.''
A minimum security prison is already
operated in Hillsborough by Orange
The planned maximum security unit is
needed to eliminate overcrowding in present
correctional facilities, state Commissioner of
Corrections David Jones said Monday.
Jones said 12,800 prisoners are now
housed in sta'e prisons designed to
accommodate only 10,000 inmates.
This capacity will be reduced because of
plans to phase out thexisting Polk prison in
Raleigh and build a new N.C. Art Museum
on the prison grounds.
Hillsborough was chosen as the site for a
new prison because the state already owns
land there and because the location is close
to rehabilitation and research programs at
several major universities, Jones said.
Preliminary construction has already
begun on the prison which will be located
just outside the Hillsborough .town limit.
A similar prison unit is planned near
freeze, Bullard and Strickland said the BSM
submitted a requisition on Oct. 3 1 , the day of ,
Ali's appearance, asking for approximately
S2,500 to pay for Ali's speaker's fee.
Strickland said he considered the
requisition to be late and refused to sign,
adding that negotiations between Ali and the
BSM had been completed on Oct. 8. This
action was also a violation of treasury laws,
. , According to .the laws, a requisition for
spending an organization's funds must be
received before arrangements can be made to
obtain the services of any group or
The third alleged violation involves a bill
received by Student Government to rent a
bus on Aug. 7 at the request of BSM
Chairperson Lester Diggs. Strickland said a
requisition had not been filed in advance and
BSM funds were frozen for other treasury
violations during that time, making all BSM
financial transactions illegal.
Strickland said Monday he believes there
is not excuse for misunderstanding the
treasury laws, especially since the funds of
the BSM Gospel Choir are currently frozen.
BSM funds were frozen in July when it
was learned that the Gospel Choir
maintained a checking account in violation
of treasury laws. The funds were released in
Mayor Cates said he realizes the need for a
new prison because he served on the
Commission of Corrections from 1965 to
"We do not criticize Mr. Jones in what he
wants to do but in the way he went about
doing it," Cates said.
He said Jones proceeded with
construction plans for the prison without
consulting the town government.
Cates said the town received no official
information about the prison until Sept. 16
although the General Assembly approved
initial plans to build the facility in 1973. On
Sept. 16, Cates wrotealettsrto Jones stating
that the town would not supply water and
sewer service to the prison.
"We expect to abide by the content of that
letter," Cates said Monday.
But Jones contends that the Commission
of Corrections does not need approval of the
Hillsborough town government to build the
"We do not need their approval," he said.
"The law is clear on that." He added state
funds account for 80 per cent of the water
and sewer system costs.
Jones would not speculate on what would
happen if Cates follows through with his
threat to cut off those utilities for the prison.
Jones said Polk prison in Raleigh will be
abandoned when the new prison is
During the last days of former Gov. Bob
Scott's administration Polk prison land was
placed under control of the Dept. of History
and Archives, which plans to build the new
N.C. Art Museum on the site.
Under these plans Jones said the prison
has to be vacated to make room for the
museum. "Legally, we have to get out,"
Cates said Hillsborough would accept the
new art museum instead of the prison, but
Jones said the decision on the museum
location has been made already.
by Art Eisenstadt
Chapel Hill voters go to the polls today to participate in the first election since a new city
charter was adopted last summer.
For the first time, the town's 15,000 registered voters will be selecting a mayor for a four
year term, rather than a two-year term. Also, five aldermen will be elected to fill an eight
instead of six-member board.
Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Registered voters in the Chapel Hill
Carrboro area should consult the accompanying chart to determine their precinct and polling
place. Those with further questions about where to vote or in need of a ride to the polls should
call the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce at 968-21 11.
Two bond referenda will also be on the Chapel Hill ballot.
In Carrboro, voters will select a mayor and three aldermen. The mayor will serve a four
year term and the aldermen two years.
Voters in both towns will select candidates for two seats on the joint school board.
Three alderman seats are open from expiring terms, and two new seats remain to be filled
because of its expanded format.
R. D. Smith, 57, is the only incumbent to declare for reelection. The other candidates are
William H. "Bill" Bayliss, 52; Leigh P. Beadle, 33; Charles G. Beener,35; Mac Campbell, 33;
Robert Epting, 30; Douglas Milton Holmes, 32; Jonathan B. Howes, 38; C. William Rettie,
37; Tom Ricketts, 26; Jane Sharp, 58; Marvin Silver, 51; William H. "Bill" Thorpe, 34; and
Edward Vickery, 41.
The bond referenda concern whether to issue $250,000 in general revenue bonds to pay for
paving of bus routes, and $275,000 to construct improved sewer facilities in southeastern
In the Carrboro mayoral race, where Robert Wells is leaving office, Ruth West, a 65-year-old
housewife, opposes Fred Chamblee, a 36-year-old pharmacist.
For the three alderman seats, there are eight candidates. They are: Mike Caldwell, 26;
Lynda de Friess, 44; Robert W. Drakeford, 30; Lacy C. Farrell, 30; W. Marvin Nipper, 52;
Ernie Patterson, 28; John E. Thomas, 47; and Nancy White, 53.
Both incumbents whose terms are expiring on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board
have declared for reelection. They are Samuel M. Holton, 53, and Marie Peachee Wicker, 50.
Jim Riddle, 42, and Phyllis Sockwell, 41, are opposing the incumbents.
September with the exception of the choir
funds pending investigation by the CGC.
"It appears to me to be a clear example of a
mechanism Student Government used and
abused," Strickland said. He added that
information needed for the investigation,
including cancelled checks and bank
statements, have not been submitted by the
Information needed to complete the
.investigation into -- the GospeL Choir,
allegations were to be presented to CGC Oct.
7, but the deadline has been extended
another month due to complications,
Diggs, BSM Vice-Chairperson Gloria
Carney and BSM Special Projects
Committee Chairperson Buddy Ray
declined comment Monday night. Diggs
called an article appearing Monday in the
Daily Tar Heel which concerned the
President Bill Bates is currently
considering raising student fees by $5
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UNC, justice dept. officials meet
by Dan Fesperman
The assistant to the president of the
University system and a state deputy
attorney general will meet with attorneys in
Washington Wednesday morning to discuss
the system's intervention as a defendant in a
law suit filed by the NAACP Legal Defense
Fund against HEW.
Richardson Robinson, an assistant to
President William C. Friday, said he and
Deputy Atty. Gen. Andrew Vanore will
discuss "the how, when and where of the
intervention" with the attornevs.
The Legal Defense Fund filed the suit in
September, charging HEW with not
enforcing strict enough desegregation
measures in North Carolina and seven other
Most of the charges in the suit involve the
consolidated university although it was not
named as a defendant.
A ruling in favor of the Legal Defense
Fund would require each school in the 16
member University system to match the
possibility of the fund freeze "a poor,
representation (of the situation)."
In the article, a BSM source said he was
told that Ray asked Student Body President
Bill Bates for a copy of the treasury laws, but
Bates told him he would tell Ray everything
he needed to know.
Bates said Sunday Ray never asked for a
copy of the laws but did approach him with
The. source said Monday-he had been
mistaken and that Ray had indeed held a
copy of the laws from treasury law hearings.
Bullard said that at a meeting held
Monday afternoon with Bates, Diggs, Ray
and several BSM members, Ray asked
Bullard if the BSM funds would be frozen.
According to Bullard, Ray then said that if
the funds were frozen, the BSM would "get
the cash out of the safe without depositing it
to SAFO' and keep it to pay bills."
Bates may ask
by Vernon Loeb
Student Body President Bill Bates has
begun a move to increase student activity
fees as much as S5 per year despite the
disclosure last week that Student
Government's General Surplus stands at
Bates said Sunday he is seeking student
response to an activity fee increase, but that
he wants a referendum on the increase
brought before the student body during
Student Government's spring elections.
Although he said response to the proposed
increase has been uncertain, student
organization leaders and members of the
Campus Governing Council appear to be
anything but ambivalent toward an activity
Leaders of the Black Student Movement,
the Daily Tar Heel, the Association of
Women Students (AWS) and the Graduate
racial mix of the graduating classes of North
Carolina high schools.
Robinson said arguments made by the
consolidated university could be helpful to
HEW. "HEW feels that it is wrong for the
court to substitute its own judgment for
theirs (HEW's) in such (desegregation)
matters," he said, and they will try to
convince the court to leave it to them.
"But if the court is not interested in this
argument, then it will move on to the subject
of merits of the (state's desegregation) plan,
and this is where our arguments would help."
The possibility of intervening in the suit
was first discussed four or five weeks ago at a
meeting of the consolidated University
Board of Governors, Robinson said.
He said a subcommittee was formed to
look- into the matter because the board was
concerned about not being represented in a
case that could drastically affect it. "You
might say that our future is being litigated up
there, and we don't have a voice in it,"
The subcommittee recommended last
week that the University system intervene
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and Professional Students Federation
(GPSF) all opposed Bates' move to increase
They agreed that Bates' move was
premature considering the recent surplus
CGC Rules and Judiciary Committee
Chairperson Ben Steelman said Sunday,
however, that CGC's "O'Neal bloc" strongly
supports Bates' move to increase activity
fees, which Steelman said was long overdue.
The bloc Steelman referred to contains
CGC members who have supported former
Student Body Treasurer Mike O'Neal in
recent funding controversies and in the
debate following his dismissal by Bates.
Activity fees cannot be raised for the
remainder of the present school year, but
Bates said he would like to see the increase
take effect for the 1976-77 academic year.
For activity fees o increase, at least 20 per
cent of the student body must approve Bates'
proposed referendum this spring by a two-
and consider hiring private legal help.
Since then, Friday has conferred twice
with Peter Holmes, director of HEW's Office
of Civil Rights, concerning intervention.
.Robinson said HEW "indicated no
opposition or objection concerning our
Robinson also said that Friday has
contacted all of the chancellors in the
consolidated university, and that "in general
there has been support from them."
Only two months ago, the University
system and HEW were at odds over the
proposed location of the North Carolina
School of Veterinary Medicine.
The Board of Governors had voted to
locate the facility at N.C. State University,
while HEW favored locating it at
predominantly black N.C. A&T University.
But HEW backed down from its position
in early October and approved the N.C.
Robinson said Wednesday's trip "evolved
in the course of discussion by the board and
its subcommittee and after discussion with
the Attorney General's Office."
James, Cralge, Odum
Village, Spring Garden
Parker, Teague, Avery
Upper and Lower Quad,
Cobb, Joyner, Connor,
Alderman, Kenan, Mclver,
Old East, Old West,
Towne House, Brookslde,
Colonial Arms, Osk
Camelot, Shepherd Ln.,
Village Green, Brookwood
Willow Terrace, Colony
Oxford, Kings Arms,
Foxcroft, Booker Creek,
Glen Lennox, Golf Course
Fraternities, The Oaks
University Gardens, Chalet
Heights, Village West,
Whitehead, Big and Little
Ridge, Inchuco I
Estes Park, Sue Ann Courts
Cedar Court, Pine
West, Berkshire Manor,
Carolina, Old Well,
Yum-Yum, Royal Park,
Ridgewood, Rocky Brook
thirds majority. UNC administrators must
also pass the proposal.
Without an activity fee increase, student
organizations will no longer be able to offer
imaginative programming. Bates said.
In the future, all student groups will face
increases in the cost of postage, office
supplies and programming speakers and
events. Bates said.
He also said only $26,000 of the General
Surplus is now available for spending. Of the
remainder, $50,000 to $75,000 is needed for
Student Government operating capital,
w hile $77,000 has been allocated for student
legal aid, WCAR's KM radio station, the
DTH emergency loan fund and
miscellaneous Student Government
expenses, Bates said.
BSM Chairperson Lester Diggs Sunday
called Bates' proposal untimely and unwise.
"I see no need to raise fees if we don't use
what we have now."
The amount of the General Surplus
should have been disclosed before last
spring's Student Government budget
appropriations, Diggs said.
DTH Editor Cole Campbell called any
plan to increase activity fees premature and
said Monday CGC should decide how to use
its present surplus before considering a fee
An outside consultant should also study
CGC's finances to determine exactly how
much of the General Surplus is needed for
operating capital, Campbell said. He added
that an outside consultant could determine if
a fee increase is necessary.
Calling Bates move stupid. AWS
Chairperson Cricket Ussery based her
objection to his plan on the size of the
existing General Surplus. Judging from the
amount of the surplus, she said, she is not
convinced AWS would receive more money
even if the activity fees were increased.
GPSF Chairperson Gwen Waddell said
Sunday she is tentatively against Bates'
proposal because the cost of education
continues to increase in all areas.
But, she added that she would have to see
definite guidelines for using additional fees
before officially opposing Bates' plan.
But Steelman said activity fees must
increase to keep up with dollar inflation.
UNCY activity fees are "by far the lowest
figure collected for such purposes at any of
the constituent universities of the state
system," he said.