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Vol. 83, No. 63
Andrew Michaels, a fish-monger, displays
sells fish in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area.
Sewer extension bill
passed by Aldermen
over resident dissent
by Art Eisenstadt
Associate News Editor
After a brief skirmish between the
residents of the high and low sections of the
King's Mill Road area at a public hearing
Monday night, the Chapel Hill Board of
Aldermen approved a $64,000 sewer line
extension into the area.
Construction is scheduled to begin upon
final approval of the sewer project by the
state Department of Natural and Economic
Resources. Town Manager Kurt J. Jenne
said such approval should come soon.
The extension will be made to 27
residences on Sourwood, Woodbine and
Coker drives and parts of King's Mill Road.
Residents will be assessed approximately
i $3,000 per house for the improvements,
' payable in installments for up to 10 years at -six
percent interest. An annual use fee of
$45.60 will also be charged.
But Mayor-elect Jimmy Wallace, who
lives on King's Mill Road, said the project
may be eligible for partial state funding
under the N.C. Clean Water Act.
The aldermen later passed a resolution
authorizing Jenne to apply for the state
Some residents of the neighborhoods
higher section, located just off the U.S. 15
501 bypass in southeastern Chapel Hill, said
sewer extensions are unnecessary since their
present septic tanks were adequate to serve
"This seems like an atrocious waste of
money," Rudolph Steinberger of 801 King's
M ill Road said. "And this happens to be our
money, not the town's money."
Steinberger, who also distributed a
mimeographed letter opposing the sewer
extension to the aldermen, press and 50
neighborhood residents attending the
meeting, added, "We all settled in this area
because it is a nicely wooded area. It seems a
shame to destroy this area for something that
is not really needed."
A town engineer said a path as wide as 30
feet might have to be cleared in some places
to construct a sewer.
Henry A. Landsberger of 708 King's Mill
Road said there was much opposition to the
project at his end of the street.
Both Steinberger and Landsberger
recommended that only the sewer line
serving the lower end of the neighborhood be
built. According to a map provided by the
town manager's office, this could be done'
without passing through the higher end of
But Edward Perl, 901 King's Mill Road.
by Susan Shackelford
DURHAM The sound of metal tapping
against paper came from a United Press
International sports teletype turning out
copy that would appear in the morning
Three men shuffled cards nearby and dealt
them around the table, as another man
watched from the edge of the bed. One at the
table, Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, wore a
lime green track suit and stood out like a
green neon sign.
"When I'm going to be in a place as long as
two weeks, I put in the wire. 1 read every bit
of copy. I'd just have to read it each morning
in the newspapers," Snyder said from his
Hilton Inn motel room.
A sloppy stack of newspapers, ranging
from the Durham Morning Herald to the
Washington Post, lay a few feet away against
a wall across from the wire machine. The
men kept dealing the cards. "Who's your
favorite sports writer?" Snyder was asked.
He smiled, ignored the question and
answered one of the two telephones on a
table behind him.
"Just sign it'Jimmy theGreek,' honey," he
told the caller.
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Staff photo by Charles Hardy
his wares in his car trunk. Michaels
(on high ground), agrued that a sewer
extension is needed in the high section for
public health reasons. Neighborhood sewage
causes a stench during certain times of the
year in a creek running behind the lower
area's houses, he explained.
"1 think it is rather selfish to say, 'Just
because 1 don't have a problem, I don't want
to build,'" he said.
Dannie J. Moffie of Coker Drive also
urged for building the sewer, saying, "I think
it's time we became a little more progressive.
I'm tired of living in a substandard area."
One resident asked the board if each
resident would be required to connect to the
system if its were built.
Town Attorney Emery Denny said an
-ordinance-exists that requires using- an
existing system, but Mayor Howard N. Lee
said, "It's the custom of this board that we
don't make people go to that expense if there
is no problem with their septic tank. But
since they have to pay for installation
anyway, it's an incentive to get on the line."
One resident in the back of the room
replied, "It's an incentive to move."
The board approved the project
unanimously and awarded the construction
contract to the Billings & Garrett Co. of
Raleigh, which submitted a low bid of
In other action, the board approved two
recommendations of the town Appearance
Committee for erecting a new sign requested
by the Elliot Road Kroger supermarket. The
board made its approval contingent upon
shrubbery being planted at the site.
by Laura Seism
The tardiness of some UNC professors in
placing textbook orders at Student Stores
has cost students a large amount of money
over the years, Student Stores General
Manager Thomas Shetley said Monday.
If book requests are late, Student Stores
may be unable to obtain cheaper used books
for the course, Shetley explained.
When a book has not been ordered early
enough, the Student Stores will buy back
used copies only at the wholesale price,
Textbook Manager Boyd Ellington said.
This price is usually less than that paid for
Hanging up the phone with a look of
exasperation, he turned his chair around
toward his companions who were waiting to
continue the Pinochle game. The phone rang
at least five times in 30 minutes. Snyder was
losing, and Alvin Nochenson and Jack
Herman were having a little light-hearted
fun. Joseph Mangone just watched.
A former gambler, Jimmy "The Greek"
Snyder is now into public relations work. He
owns the Jimmy the Greek Public Relations
Agency which promotes a company's image
Snyder can often be seen in a company's
advertisements or television commericals.
For example, last year he worked for
Nabisco in getting Bobby Riggs to present a
gigantic Sugar Daddy sucker to Billie Jean
King before the Battle of the Sexes tennis
But Snyder is best known as an
oddsmaker, a carry-over from his gambling
days, which he said ended in 1961. He deals
directly with 200 newspapers, 400 radio
stations and is syndicated by Field
Enterprises and Mutual Radio of
Washington, he said.
Now he wears the green track suit and a
bright pair of royal blue Addidas tennis
shoes as he walks around Duke University,
Serving the students and the
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Wednesday, November 19, 1975
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by Vernon Loeb
An employee of Chase Printing Co. said
Tuesday that former Student Body
Treasurer Mike O'Neal asked for and
received last Monday a company receipt
concerning Student Body President Bill
Bates' campaign finances.
Three days later the receipt appeared on
the cover of Carolina magazine which also
contained an article headlined, "Campaign
spending: Did Bill Bates violate election laws
Jessie Robinson, a clerk for the printing
firm, said O'Neal asked for the receipt
because he wanted to "prove student
candidates needed money for campaigns."
O'Neal assured her that the receipt would
not be made public, and that he wanted it
only to revamp UNC's existing student
election laws, she added.
According to Carolina co-editor Elliott
Warnock, the magazine cover and article
were based on an anonymously delivered
package containing an unsigned statement
alleging that Bates "willfully" violated
campaign spending laws. A photocopy of the
receipt O'Neal obtained from Chase printers
last week was also included in the package.
Although the identity of those who
delivered the package to Carolina and
mailed it to the Daily Tar Heel is still,
unknown, Bates accused O'Neal Monday of
releasing the information.
However, O'Neal denied Monday any
connection with the package or the unsigned
statement, which was called libelous by
journalism school Dean John B. Adams, an
expert in libel law.
O'Neal added Tuesday that he did obtain a
receipt from Chase printers because, as he
Staff photo by Howard Shepherd
Graham Bullard, student body treasurer
orders make texts cost more
books that will be used the next semester.
Ellington said the bookstore usually buys
back hard cover books for half their retail
value and paperbacks for one-third the list
For example, the bookstore would buy
back Government Finance, retailing at
$13.50, for $7.75 if it had been ordered for
the upcoming semester. If it had not been
ordered, the student would be paid the
wholesale price of $4.,
Ellington said the $4-wholesale price was
He noted that the resale value of one book
which retails for $15.25 is only $1, and some
books have no resale value at all because
Is considering moving to
Durham. He has given
up hi: lucrative
gambling business in
favor of public relations,
though he is still
involved in odds
making. where he is on a special rice diet. "I come
down here when 1 start feeling poorly and
because I can discipline myself and lose some
weight. 1 was just tired."
Snyder said he stayed at Duke for four
months last year, reducing his weight from
242 to 200 pounds. During this present two
month visit,' he wants to shed pounds he
regained since then.
"I might even move here. I've already
University community since 1893
released to O Neal
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told Robinson, he needed it to revamp
election laws. He again denied any
connection with the unsigned statement or
its accompanying documents.
The fact that a copy of the receipt he
obtained from the printers on Monday
appeared on the cover of Carolina Thursday,
does not necessarily mean that he gave it to
Carolina, O'Neal said.
"Anybody could have had that receipt. It's
part of the election board files," O'Neal said.
However, he added that he could not find it
among those files.
But Robinson said she was deceived by
O'Neal and apparently connects the articles
in Carolina and the Daily Tar Heel with
O'Neal because in both articles the receipt
given to O'Neal was mentioned.
The unsigned statement alleged that Bates
overspent his $1 25 run-off election spending
limit for two unreported expenses. First, it
contended that Bates did not report
expenditures for eight endorsement letters
allegedly distributed across campus before
the runoff election.
However, the letters were distributed
during the regular election and not the
Second, the statement alleged that
although Bates reported a $122.94
expenditure to Chase Printers, he did not
report an additional $ 1 8 paid to the printers.
The receipt appearing on Carolina's cover
apparently was included with the unsigned
statement to prove that Bates' second,
payment to Chase Printers brought him over
the spending limit.
Bates said the additional $18 payment to
Chase might have been a campaign expense
and, if so, he would have exceeded the $125
run-off spending limit.
But he added that he deliberately did not
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Protest BuHard's ;jnaccessb77ty.--as: treasurer..
by Nancy Mattox
Student Body Treasurer Graham Bullard
answered complaints Tuesday on his
efficiency in handling requisitions for three
student organizations and supervision of the
Student Instant Loan Fund.
Financial officers of the Black Student
Movement, the Daily Tar Heel and the
Carolina Gay Association have indicated
that Bullard's slowness and inaccessibility as
treasurer has caused their organizations
difficulty in financial matters and has made
collection of more than 40 student loans
"I've tried to run this office as my
predecessor had run it," Bullard, who
they are not in demand or are out of print.
Wholesale value is determined by
publishers who gauge nationwide demand
for specific textbooks, Ellington said.
Wholesale prices are being constantly
updated, he added. A book's value can go
from $7 to nothing in a few months, he said.
Approximately 90 per cent of all textbook
orders for the spring 1976 semesters are
already in Ellington said. "We're not in too
bad shape right now," he said.
But professors who turn in late textbook
orders cause major problems here, as at
every university, Shetley said.
Some professors make late requests
because they wait for a certain book to be
looked at five or six homes. It might be
somewhere between here and Chapel Hill,"'
I like the climate here. I would have easy
access to my business in Miami,
Washington or New York," Snyder said,
adding thav ; wife and three children want
to move "tht second I could arrange
If I retire, 1 would retire to a farm in
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Former Student Body Treasurer Mike
use approximately $27 worth of printed
materials in the campaign, thereby staying
within the spending limit. Elections Board
Chairperson Brooke Bynum said Monday
that Bates' action was legal.
Prior to the Carolina article concerning
possible spending law violations, Campus
Governing Council Rep. Tally Lassiter said
O'Neal told him that Bates had overspent his
campaign limit and was wrong for doing so.
But on Tuesday O'Neal would not say
whether he thought Bates had violated
succeeded the fired Mike O'Neal in October,
Bullard admitted he is less accessible than
O'Neal, who, as a graduate student, devoted
as many as 50 hours a week to the job. A
junior chemistry major, Bullard said he
works less than 20 hours a week as treasurer.
"The passage of the comptroller bill would
possibly alleviate some of this problem,"
Bullard said, referring to a controversial
proposal which would transfer some of his
duties to a new official, the student body
comptroller. The Campus Governing
Council passed the proposal Nov. 11, but
Student Body President Bill Bates has
threatened to veto it.
In the case of the BSM, funds were frozen
in early November after Bullard and then-
published. If the book was exceptional, the
late request would be valid, Shetley said. But
he noted that one professor no longer here,
waited for the publication of a friend's book.
Shetley said he does not know if any UNC
professors now postponed ordering books
for this reason, but that anything is possible
at a large university.
Late orders also increase the probability
that books will arrive late, Ellington said.
Professors are asked to order books in
mid-April for the summer and fall semester.
Spring semester orders are due in October,
Ellington said. He said he could not single
out any specific departments or professors as
having consistently made late requests.
North Carolina and raise horses. I'll raise the
best horses in the world," he said, leaning
back in his chair as the card game continued.
His friends' luck was turning.
"The media has been the godsend of
Jimmy the Greek," he said. "The media
adopted me. They gave me the success. I
wanied to dedicate my book to the media,
but Playboy Press wouldn't let me do it.
"The media picked me up in 1 943 when the
wire service was INS (International News
Service). They've been publishing my odds
ever since. The media made me."
Snyder picked up the day's Washington
Post. "I wonder where I am," he said of his
syndicated column while thumbing through
the pages. Ninety per cent of each article is
written by Snyder while his staff writes the
"I make the odds. I research and study the
games. The oddsmaking helps expose us (his
public relations agency) to the public. Pro
sports is all mine, but because there are so
many teams in college football, I do get some
"I get a rating for each team, based on such
categories as speed, the quarterback.
Please turn to page 2
Robinson said O'Neal typed up a letter
Friday in the printing office, and that
trusting O'Neal, she signed it without
reading it. Then after a Daily Tar Heel article
appeared Tuesday which stated that Bates
accused O'Neal of releasing "the unsigned
statement, Robinson said someone came to
her office with a Notary' Public and asked her
to notorize the same letter she said O'Neal
had written in her office on Friday. She
could not remember the names of either
Robinson said that because she was in a
hurry, she did so.
Later Tuesday, after a friend had told her
of the newspaper articles involving O'Neal
and Chase Printers, she thought she had
been deceived and looked carefully at the
letter she said she had notarized.
The letter incorrectly stated that Bates had
paid Chase more than SI 25 in one
installment, she said, and not two separate
ones as the unsigned statement delivered to
the publication alleged.
Had she had known that O'Neal's letter
was incorrect, she never would have signed
or notarized it, she said. Company records
prove that Bates paid by two separate
After realizing what the notarized letters
contained, she said she called Bates' office to
have O'Neal's actions and the newspaper
articles explained. She said she then agreed
to sign an affidavit saying that O'Neal had
asked for and received the receipt for Bates'
additional payment of $18 to the printing
She also said lawyers for Chase printers
were upset when the receipt given O'Neal
was mentioned in newspaper articles.
CGC Finance Committee Chairperson Bill
Strickland discovered the group had
partially paid for expenses incurred during
Muahmmad Ali's Oct. 31 appearance with
monies not yet processed through the
Student Activities Fund Office (SAFO), in
violation of Student Government treasury
After investigation by the CGC Finance
Committee, the committee said that the
BSM's alleged violation resulted from faulty
communication between Student
Government finance officials and BSM
members. It decided to recommend to CGC
that all payments should be treated as
routine late requisitions. The BSM funds
were expected to be unfrozen by CGC
For other transactions following the
Student Government-imposed freeze. BSM
Chairperson Lester Diggs said Monday he
had tried to contact Bullard during posted
office hours on five different occasions with
requisitions, but he was never in.
Bullard said Tuesday he had seen Diggs
last week and added,"! had no indication he
(Diggs) had tried to get in touch with me."
He said he has heard most of the complaints
and has since tried to"correct the situation."
The communications problem with
Bullard has also been voiced by other
DTH Operations Manager Ellen
Horowitz said Monday she had left for
Bullard a total of 14 notes in two days
concerning the payment of BSM advertising
bills. The bills had not yet been paid.
Horowitz said, because the BSM funds were
frozen before payment had reached the
She said she had attempted to gain
payment of the bill from Bullard. When she
finally confronted Bullard late last week, she
said, Bullard replied he had given the BSM
check to DTH Business Manager Reynolds
Bailey the day before. But after checking the
activities fund office, no check had been
processed through the office, H orowitz said.
Bullard said Tuesday he had given the
check to a SAFO employee to be processed,
with instructions that she immediately
deliver the check to Bailey. It was not until
the following day, Bullard said, that he
discovered the check had not been
Processing the check also ' required
transferring money into the BSM publicity
account because, due to the previous fund
freeze, that account had been emptied,
Bullard said. Such a transferral can delay the
payment of a requisition.
Bullard said he tried to contact Horowitz
by phone at least once a day but always
found DTH business lines busy.
No SG attorney
Student Body President Bill Bates
announced Tuesday evening that Attorney
General Rufus EdmUten would not allow
the hiring of a student government attorney.
Details in Thursday'i Daily Tar Heel.