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Vol. 83, No. 64
by Bruce Henderson
Proposals for renovating and extending
the Student Union building are currently
being considered. Union Director Howard.
D. Henry said Tuesday.
Student leaders said Union expansion has
long been needed to eliminate overcrowded
Tentative proposals drawn up by Henry,
which he termed "just a starting point,"
include a new 600-seat film auditorium,
quarters for the International Student
Center, a remodeled snack bar, a campus
information center, a television room, a
cluster of campus publication offices and
additional student organization offices.
Expansion would have to be on the east
side of the building, where the small Union
parking lot is now located.
"We never built all we wanted in the first
place," Henry, director since 1 958, said. "We
got strapped into this size building
; The current Union building, completed in
January 1969 at a cost of approximately S2
million, replaced the Student Union in
The Union was built to allow up to 70 per
cent expansion, Henry said. Present floor
space is 100,000 square feet.
Henry said he could not estimate the size
or cost of the extension, but indicated that it
could be in the neighborhood of 25,000
square feet and SI million.
"I look at it (the expansion) in terms of
building what we need," Henry said. "We're
overcrowded now, but we'd still be in pretty
good shape with a small addition."
Funds for the extension would come from
student fees. Henry said, and would involve
no' state appropriations. Money is already
available from surplus construction funds
by Chris Fuller
Black Student Movement funds were
unfrozen Tuesday night by the Campus
Governing Council after the Finance
Committee said the BSM's alleged treasury
law violation should be treated as late
Penalties were assessed for the late
requisitions, which were to cover security
service and trophies used for the Oct. 31
appearance of Muhammad Ali and pay for
bus rental for a BSM trip to King's
Dominion in Richmond, Va.
Student Body Treasurer Graham Bullard
said Wednesday the penalties assessed
against the BSM are the standard fines for
late requisitions. He said he has not yet
computed the exact amount of the fines.
. No late penalty was assessed for a S2,500
speaker's fee paid to Ali. although the
requisition for the fee was originally deemed
late by Bullard and by then-Finance
Committee Chairperson Bill Strickland.
by Laura Sci$m
Carrboro once bustling train station
is again the site of activity as two
Georgians, rennovate the structure to
in January as a restaurant and bar,
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The parking lot at the east end of the
Union will be done away with when the
extensions are made
for the present building, he said.
Dean of Student Affairs Donald A.
Boulton said final plans will be worked out
and turned over for approval to the Union
Board, the Office of Student Life, the
Chancellor and the Board of Trustees. Once
trustees approve the plans, architectural
work can begin.
Boulton agreed that the extension is
needed. "Ever since I've been here, we've had
a constant pressure for space," he said.
"We've had to turn hundreds of groups
away. It's been a problem of great
Henry said he would welcome "anybody
else who has ideas (concerning the
renovation) to come in (20 1 U nion) and give
us some input. We're anxious to get as many
kinds of reaction as humanly possible."
UNC Planning Office Director G ordon H.
After investigations carried out by the
Finance Committee, the committee decided
that a major cause of the alleged illegal
expenditures was faulty communication
between finance CGC officials and members
of the BSM.
BSM Special Projects Committee
Chairperson Buddy Ray had stated at
Finance Committee hearings that he had
originally planned to pay for all costs of the
Ali appearance in cash because he did not
know that cash payment from money not
processed through the Student Activities
Fund Office was illegal.
The day before the Ali appearance,
Bullard sent the BSM a letter instructing that
no cash was to be spent. But Ray said he had
been with Ali all day and had not received
When the requisition, which was found
lying on a desk in Student Government
offices the day of the scheduled speech,
reached Strickland, he declared the
requisition late and refused to sign it.
The funds that were released Tuesday do
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Rutherford said his department would draw
up an architectural program after working
with Henry and other University offices.
The extension construction will take
approximately three and one-half to four
years, he estimated.
Student Body President Bill Bates said
Tuesday that Student Government, as well
as other campus groups, badly needs more
"The executive branch could take over
Suite C (where Student Govenment offices
are located) and still not have enough room,"
Bates said. "The (student) attorney general
needs more room, and we need maybe two
more committee rooms."
The Glee Club, Sports Club, Panhellenic
Council, Campus Program Council, Media
Board and Carolina Symposium all need
office space, he said.
Lester Diggs, chairperson of the Black
Student Movement, said, "Obviously, we
could use more space. I don't know just how
an expansion would affect our organization,
though. It's probably true for every
organization that space is needed."
The BSM has one large room and a
smaller office in Suite B of the Union. Black
Ink, a BSM publication, has no office space
and works out of the BSM office.
Yacksty- Yack editor Carl Bauchle said
the lack of darkroom space is the major
shortcoming of the Yack office. The seven
Yack photographers now use either their
own darkrooms or pay 15 cents per hour to
use darkroom facilities in the Union
The Yack office, once housed in all of Suite
D, now has only a large outer office and a
single smaller one for its 51 staff members.
The Graduate-Professional Students'
Federation, the Orientation Commission
anrf the Media Board have moved into the
other three offices in the suite.
not include those of the Gospel Choir which
is still undergoing investigation for earlier
treasury law violations.
BSM Chairperson Lester Diggs said he
had not had time to consider the council's
decision and had no comment to make.
In other action, the council voted to
postpone action on a resolution to amend
the Student Body Constitution. The
resolution would put before the student
body a referendum to remove the student
body president from CGC and to provide for
a three-fifths vote to override a presidential
CGC Rep. Dick Pope, w ho introduced the
resolution along with Reps. Jay Tannen and
Tal Lassiter, removed his name from the bill
so that any action on the resolution could
not be attributed to a bloc, Pope said.
Tannen argued to postpone the resolution
to allow discussion of its merits between
council members and their constituents.
Rep. Mike Grissom also favored
postponement, saying the amendment
would be a rather broad change in Student
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red caboose, Nye said.
Although the track from University
Station to Carrboro was only 10 miles
ond, the trip took more than an hour.
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Fleetwood Mac's appearance here Tuesday proved to be the and new member Stephanie "Stevie" Nix sang and strutted on
best and biggest selling concert of this semester. Founding stage. A story on the group, including a concert review and an
member Mick Fleetwood (left) played drums, including conga, interview with Fleetwood, appears on page 4.
Letter claims student
statement on Bates's
by Vernon Loeb
and Nancy Mattox
A letter claiming responsibility for an
unsigned statement alleging that Student
Body President Bill Bates violated campaign
laws last spring was delivered to the Daily
Tar Heel late Wednesday night.
The letter, delivered by an unidentified
male and supposedly written by a member of
the Student Attorney General's staff, James
Ashburn, stated that he wrote the unsigned
statement and delivered copies of it to
Carolina magazine and the Daily Tar Heel
Ashburn could not be contacted for
verification of the letter. -The
unsigned statement was accompanied
Government and that other considerations
should be discussed.
Arguing against postponing the bill. Rep.
Dave Rittenhouse said the resolution calls
for a referendum, therefore the students
would ultimately decide on the amendments.
If the resolution passes, the student body
would vote on the constitutional
amendments in a Jan. 21 election.
The first amendment would, in effect,
remove the student body president from
CGC in an effort to separate the political
powers. The president is now a voting ex
officio member of the council.
The second amendment would give the
president a check on the legislative branch by
changing the number of votes necessary to
override a presidential veto from the present
majority vote to a three-fifths vote of
members present at a meeting of CGC.
CGC also postponed for a second time a
vote on a bill to absolve the Daily Tar Heel
Emergency Loan Fund upon completion of
a Media Board investigation of the DTH's
- From Carrboro the train backed all the,
way to University Station because ifcerej
was nowhere in Carrboro to turn it'
around. The conductor, Capt. Fred Hit '
Smith, alf.o made several lop& along tie
way to let passengers get on and off tj
Smith made two runs trom Carrboro
to University Station each day except
-Sunday from 1886 to 1936. Passeng--as
finally discontinued on W: ' -""""-lining
revenues. The oru
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At one timea group of iz:
package of several borAcs of whAy to,
iinkersitv Station in cave ' of Smith,
anntherleiiend claims. But ur.fcrtunatcJy
r cuh he nnened the package in th
k -act;-oLiailroad olficials and had
by a copy of Bates' run-off election spending
report and a receipt for an S18-payment
Bates made to Chase Printing Co. The
statement was the basis of a Carolina story
lastThursday, co-editor Elliott Warnock has
After Carolina published the story and
printed the receipt from Chase printers on its
cover, Bates accused former Student Body
Treasurer Mike O'Neal of writing the
O'Neal, who obtained a copy of the receipt
from Chase printers three days before it
appeared on the cover of Carolina, has
denied any connection with the unsigned
The confession letter said O'Neal alerted
Ashburn to possible spending law violations
by Bates, and that Ashburn then, by himself,
gathered evidence on Bates' campaign
spending, wrote the unsigned statement and
Ashburn obtained a copy of Bates'
spending report from the files in Suite C of
the Union, and received the Chase printers
receipt from Chase employee Jessie
Robinson, the letter said.
Robinson, however, apparently
connected O'Neal with the article in
Carolina. She said she was very mad when
she saw newspaper articles concerning the
Chase receipt because O'Neal had assured
her that it would not be made public and that
he only needed it to revamp campaign
Although she was not asked whether
anyone besides O'Neal was given a copy of
the receipt, Robinson never mentioned that
Ashburn also obtained the receipt. She could
by Tim Pittman
Student Body President Bill Bates said
Wednesday he will hire a student attorney
even if the N.C. Attorney General's Office
delivers an unfavorable opinion on the
But Bates said he is anticipating a
favorable decision on the student attorney's
status within a week or 10 days. Bates said he
bases his opinion on information received
from Dorothy Bernholtz. chosen by Student
Government to be hired as the student
Bernholtz said she had receiv ed a call from
Chief Deputy Atty. Gen. Howard Kramer,
informing her that a favorable decision
would come from the office immediately.
At Tuesday night's Campus Governing
Council meeting. Bates announced that
Atty. Gen. Rufus Edmisten would not allow
hiring of a Student Government attorney.
Bates said he received that impression during
a phone conversation with Deputy Atty.
Gen. Andrew Vanore last Friday.
But Vanore said Wednesday he favors
hiring an attorney, but three prior
unfav orable opinions issued by the Attorney
General's Office, limited any action on his
The opinions maintained that since
Student Government is legally an agency of
the state, its legal representatives should be
the attorney general and not a private
Vanore, who authored two of the three
negative opinions written, said the
unfavorable opinions were based on state
"The statutes are very clear, he said.
"Student Government is an integral part of
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not be reached Wednesday for clarification.
Elections Board Chairperson Brooke
Bynum said Wednesday night that since she
has held office, no records of Bates" financial
expenditures have been in the Elections
Board files, which hold candidates financial
Bynum said Ashburn had, however, been
calling "every night for the last couple of
days trying to get me to make some
commitment as to whether or not I was going
to press charges against Bates."
One question Ashburn frequently posed
to her in those phone calls she said. was.
"Don't you feel under a certain amount of
pressure since you're a Bates appointment'.'"
Although records were not available in the
Elections Board files. Bynum said Ashburn
could possibly have had access to
photocopies of Bates' financial records
through the attorney general's office.
Student Atty. Gen. Andromeda Monroe,
said Wednesday there is no legal way
Ashburn could have obtained copies of the
material through the office. When informed
of the confession. Monroe replied. "Well,
that's one less staff member."
Monroe stated earlier that the unsigned
statement violates three sections of the
Honor Code and that if Bates could
determine its author, there is a good chance
that a case could be brought to court.
Bates said late Wednesday night he had
not yet decided he w ould press charges, but
.he would wait until he had personally
considered Ashburn's letter.
Earlier this semester, CGC passed a
resolution which would limit the powers ol
the student attorney after the council was
told such a resolution was necessary before
the Attorney General's Office would
approve the position.
The resolution insures that an attorney
hired by Student Gov eminent w ould not sue
the state or its agencies.
Vanore said he needs to find a legal
precedent before he can deliver a favorable
opinion to overturn the prior decisions.
A similar case in Texas, in which a slate
supported university's student government
hired an attorney, would provide such a
precedent, he said, but added that he has
been unable to find the case.
The student attorney issue is receiving
priority at the Attorney General's office.
The delay in determining the attorney's
status was caused by the workload at the
Attorney General's Office and the inability
to find the Texas precedent case. Vanore
A negative decision would not necessarily
mean that the attorney could not be hired.
Vanore said. A decision from the Attorney
General's Office does not have the force of
law. but it is very persuasive with state
Bates said that if he does receive
indications of a favorable opinion within a
week he would consider hiring Bernholtz
Although Bernholtz would not say
w hether she would accept the appointment il
an unfavorable decision is made, she said. "1
w ould think it through. I don't want to create
my own litigation."
She said she would want to see CGC's
opinion on the issue if the situation arises.
She said she believes the students have a
rkht to hire an attorney and that the right