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vol. 83, No. 65 napei nm, norm uaronna, Friday, November 21, 1975
Admissions pamphlet may support part of
A News Analysis
by Dan Fesperman
One major contention of the law suit filed
against UNC charging discrimination in
admissions policies appears to be supported
by information contained in a UNC
Admissions Office pamphlet.
But another of the suit's complaints
"won't hold water," N.C. Deputy Atty. Gen.
Andrew Vanore said Wednesday.
The suit, filed last Friday in U.S. Middle
District Court in Greensboro by Jene Cheryl
Rosenstock, a University of Maryland
freshman from Ellenville, N.Y., charges.
UNC with discriminating against out-of-
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Survey shows 51 per cent undecided on vote
by Sam Fulwood
Fifty-one per cent of the eligible voters in
North Carolina are undecided as to whom
they prefer for president in the 1976 election,
according to a recent survey conducted by
students in a UNC research journalism class.
The survey revealed that 13 per cent
preferred President Gerald Ford, and 10 per
cent preferred Alabama Gov. George
Wallace to be elected.
Assistant Professor of Journalism Robert
L. Stevenson, who supervised the survey,
said the poll was not a typical public opinion
poll because those surveyed were not given a
choice of candidates to avoid influencing
"Straw vote polls which are asking people
to decide among a slate of candidates are
distorting," he said. "I would criticize
pollsters for forcing people to talk now.
Most people aren't thinking about the
election. It's too early."
The survey also showed that 2 per cent of
those interviewed supported Senators
Hubert H. Humphrey, D-Minn., and
Edward T. Kennedy, D-Mass. Former
California Gov. Ronald Reagan was chosen
by 6 per cent. Duke University President
Terry Sanford, Sen. Birch Bayh, D-lnd.,
Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter, Sen. George
McGovern, D-S.D., former President
Richard Nixon and former Florida Gov.
Ruben Askew each received one per cent.
Three per cent of those questioned refused
to make any comment.
Also surveyed were people's expectations
of the election outcome. Fifty-two per cent
were undecided as to whom they expected to
be the next president.
Thirty-three per cent said they expect
Ford to be reelected while four per cent
expected Reagan, 2 per cent expected
Kennedy and 1 per cent expected Wallace,
Humphrey, Sen. Henry Jackson. D-Wash.
One per cent expected any Republican other
than Ford to be elected, and 3 per cent
expected any Democrat.
Reasons given for the preferred candidate
varied with the interviewees' education, ages
and race. But interviewees remained largely
undecided regardless of their status.
Fifty-one per cent of those interviewed
having only a grade school education and
those who have attended college were
undecided. Fifty-six per cent of those having
Dook parade today
Hordes of oddly-clad beer drinkers on
trailers will take over the streets of Chapel
Hill this afternoon in that traditional late
autumn fest, the Beat Dook Parade.
This year's parade Grand Marshall will be
the voice of the Tar Heels, Woody Durham,
who will presumably be saving his vocal
chords for the Saturday broadcast of the
UNC-Dook football game.
Sponsored by Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity,
the 16th annual cavalcade will again feature
a float contest. Nine floats entered last year,
seeking the all-time collegiate grail, the keg
of beer which was won by Sigma Phi Epsilon
state applicants, especially those who are not
foreigners or children of alumni.
In question in thesuit is the UNC policy of
limiting out-of-state admissions to 15 per
cent of total admissions.
The quote, established so UNC would
serve primarily North Carolina residents,
has the effect of making it more difficult for
out-of-state applicants to be accepted.
Since relatively few out-of-state students
are admitted, they must meet higher
entrance qualifications than North Carolina
Rosenstock's suit contends that this quota
is unconstitutional, and that foreigners and
out-of-state children of alumni are given
unconstitutional advantage by being
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record sale. Springfield Records declared bankruptcy several
weeks ago, and Thursday's stock liquidation sale had records
going for $2.
a high school education were undecided.
More elderly persons had not decided who
they want for president than young and
middle aged persons. While approximately
half of those interviewed under 59 were
undecided, 63 per cent of those 60 and above
Ten per cent more blacks than whites were
During October, 622 adults 18 years and
older were interviewed by students in the
Those interviewed, which Stevenson said
are representative of the North Carolina
adult population, were selected scientifically
by coupling telephone exchange numbers
from across the state with four random
Stevenson explained that this method,
called random digit dialing, allows persons
all of Europe
by Vernon Mays
Seven million persons use motorized
bicycles daily in France, and due to an easing
of legal restrictions on them, these mopeds
are now being seen with increasing frequency
in the United btates.
A moped is simply a bicycle equipped with
a motor and pedals, capable of speeds up to
30 miles per hour. Its major selling points are
simple: it is lightweight, easy to park, quiet
and simple to operate.
Costs range from $300 to $500, and gas
mileage averages between 150 to 200 miles
Although the moped is much like a
motorcycle, it is regarded under the law as a
motorized bicycle. Until recently, it was
required to meet national motorcycle safety
Mopeds were placed under motorcycle
regulations in 1973 after U.S. distributors
complained about inconsistent state laws for
the motorized bicycles. Until then, laws
concerning mopeds had been left to the
individual states resulting in 50 sets of
regulations for the moped manufacturers,
located mostly in foreign countries.
Because the moped was forced to comply
with motorcycle standards and therefore had
to be equipped with a headlight, taillight,
battery and license plate, it lost its function
as a lightweight, low-cost vehicle. The added
accessories overloaded the moped and raised
its price so that it became a little-desired
But whe the energy crisis reached its
peak, the moped's high gas mileage gave it
more mass appeal. Legal restrictions on the
considered separately from the15-per cent
Richard Cashwell, UNC Director of
Undergraduate Admissions, denied Sunday
that foreigners and children of alumni are
.considered separate from the quota.
"Anybody w ho is not a citizen of this state is
included in that quota," he said.
Within the 15-per cent quota, children of
alumni are given special consideration,
But a pamphlet published this year by
Cashwell's Office of Undergraduate
Admissions seems to contradict his
statement and verify the lawsuit's
Entitled, "Profile of the Freshman Class
who have unlisted numbers and
published numbers to be included
But the survey did not include persons
without telephones, he pointed out.
Approximately 15 to 20 per cent of the
households in North Carolina do not have
telephones, and, in some counties, as many
as 40 per cent do not, according to the 1975
.Most comments from those interviewed
reflected the general lack of commitment to
any one candidate. A black Mecklenburg
County minister said he is simply going to
vote for the Democratic candidate, adding,
"It's a toss up on who that'll be."
A Sampson County man said he will vote
for Ford unless Kennedy decides to run. "No
one else can beat him (Kennedy), but a
woman's dying hurt him," he said.
A student rides his Moped. Millions of mopeds have been sold in Europe, and they
are beginning to catch on in the United States.
moped were lessened recently in many states,
including North Carolina, also increasing its
David Kiesau, president of Open Road,
Inc., in Durham which sells the moped,
attributed the changes in laws concerning the
moped to the state and federal governments'
desire to encourage the use of vehicles with
high gas mileage.
Now, any bicycle with a motor rated less
than o.'e horsepower and having a
maximum speed of 20 miles per hour is
legally classified as a bicycle, Chapel Hiil
Police Lt. Arnold Gold said.
The major restriction on moped operation
is that it is "required to adhere to the same
motor vehicle statutes that a bicycle must,"
No drivers license, registration, insurance,
helmet or inspection is required for
operating the moped, he said. The minimum
operator's age is 16 years old.
UNC Security Services Director Ted
Marvin said the campus police treats
mopeds as bicycles, as far as specific
regulations are concerned. For example,
they may be parked at bicycle racks.
"I am not aware of them becoming a
significant problem on campus," he added.
When the moped was reintroduced to the:
Entering in the fall of 1975," the pamphlet
lists three categories of freshmen under the
heading "Residence - Background": North
Carolina residents, non-residents and non-in-quota.
The non-in-quota category is
explained later in the pamphlet as being
composed of "Children of out-of-state
alumni and foreigners."
Another table in the pamphlet shows that
applicants in the non-in-quota category are
at a definite advantage.
Of the non-in-quota applicants, 46 per
cent were accepted last year, while only 19
per cent of the non-resident applicants were
accepted. Of the North Carolina applicants,
65 per cent were accepted.
Rosenstock's suit also charges UNC with
Two different smoking ban proposals
to go before Faculty Council today
by Dan Fesperman
Two different proposals for a classroom
smoking ban, one of them approved by a 4-1
margin in a student referendum last month,
will o before the Faculty Council at 4 p.m.
today in Hamilton Hall.
Faculty Chairperson George Taylor will
introduce a resolution containing two
alternative plans for the proposed smoking
ban. The first alternative, in the form of the
resolution passed by the students, would
unconditionally ban classroom smoking.
The second is less severe, and would allow
each class to decide whether to prohibit
Taylor said he is introducing the
resolution as a favor to Student Body
President Bill Bates and also to "get the
matter before the faculty and to provide the
initial impetus for the discussion of the
Baters said Thursday he was disappointed
that Taylof had added the second
alternative. "1 think that's defeating the
parpose of the ban because that's the way
things are now," he said. "To be effective it
has to be a total ban."
He said Student Government would
possibly take action if the Faculty Council
passed the less severe alternative.
Randall Thomas, chairperson of the
Campus Committee to Ban Classroom
smoking, said Thursday, "I'm neither
disappointed nor enthusiastic about the
other alternative." Adding it to the
resolution "was an absolutely normal thing
"I'll be happy as long as the Faculty
Council acts in a just, reasonable and
progressive manner, and if they don't, then
we'll do something later on," Thomas said.
"I don't really see how the faculty cannot
endorse the student ban."
Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor must
approve any Faculty Council legislation
before it can be enforced, but he has said in a
United States last reoruary, v eter Simpson,
owner of Tumbleweed Cyclery in Carrboro,
jumped at the chance to sell them, he said
Simpson, who has lived in Italy, said
mopeds are "very popular in Europe; about
one out of every two students has one."
The Wall Street Journal has reported
that 15 million mopeds are in use m the
Simpson said he sells mopeds mostly to
nonstudents. In fact, the average selling age
for the mopeds that he sells is approximately
50 years old, he said.
Moped purchases from Open Road are
split evenly between students and young
married couples, Kiesau said. "People are
buying mopeds not so much for
convenience, but also for fun."
James Jernigan, a UNC junior, said he
bought a moped because he "needed
something to get around in, and it's easy on
gas easy to park."
Lynn Lawler, another junior, said she was
in Europe over the summer, saw the people
there riding mopeds and liked them
"I bought one because I couldn't afford a
car and I live off-campus," Lawler said.
lawsuit against UNC
infringing upon her "fundamental right of
Her attorney, Lawrence Young of Chapel
Hill, said the plaintiffs right of interstate
travel had been restricted because "she was
considered differently from others and was
not allowed to enter the University, so now
she will not go to North Carolina."
Deputy Atty. Gen. Vanore disputed this
contention Wednesday. "There are cases
that specifically hold that this (the
infringement on interstate travel) won't hold
water," he said. "1 don't think there is any
violation she can get out of that."
Young said Wednesday that a ruling in
letter to the faculty that he would accept
their decision on the proposed ban.
Faculty Chairperson Taylor said two
weeks ago that enforcing a classroom
smoking ban would be difficult because of
the ban's uniqueness. "Honor code
violations are referred to Student
Government and handled by them," he said.
"But if it's a matter of a student steadfastly
defending his right to smoke, that's a new
situation that we've never contemplated
Some deans and department heads have
said they will enforce a smoking ban in their
departments even if the Faculty Council
does not approve one.
Norton Beach, dean of the School of
Education, said in October, "If they (the
in confession letter
by Nancy Mattox
The stated author of a letter claiming
responsibility for an unsigned document
which accused Student Body President Bill
Bates of campaign spending violations
remained unavailable for explanation
Thursday after several discrepancies were
discovered in his letter.
The letter, delivered to the Daily Tar Heel
Wednesday night by an unidentified male
and supposedly written by James Ashburn, a
member of the student attorney general's
staff, stated that Ashburn wrote the Nov. 13
unsigned statement and delivered copies of it
to the DTH and Carolina magazine.
Copies of Bates' runoff election spending
report and a receipt for an $18 payment
Bates made to the Chase Printing Co. were
included with the statement.
The letter stated that former Student Body
Treasurer Mike O'Neal had approached him
saying he was concerned about information
he had gathered which suggested possible
illegal campaign expenditures by Bates. The
letter said that Ashburn was specifically
consulted by O'Neal because O'Neal was
attempting to discover "what, if any, course
of action should be taken in light of the
The letter quoted O'Neal as saying Jessie
Robinson, a Chase employee, told him that
Bates had spent the $18 (which O'Neal said
put Bates over the campaign spending limit)
but had asked Robinson to withhold a copy
issues head conference
by Chris Fuller
Students, faculty and administrators will
meet this weekend to open up lines of
communication and discuss issues of
concern to the University community.
Student Body President Bill Bates said
Conference, conceived by Bates and Dean of
Student Affairs Donald Boulton, will
convene Friday afternoon at Camp New
Hope, outside of Chapel Hill.
Nineteen students, 12 faculty members
and eight administrators will meet in both
large and small groups to discuss different
aspects of the University.
Topics scheduled to be discussed include
"Problems of Communication on Campus,"
"The Viability of Student Governance,"
"The Impact of External Forces upon the
University's Life and Work," "Academic
Quality in a Time of Change" and "What
Have We Done and Where Do We Go From
Bates, who said he had no direct input into
planning for the conference said it appears to
be an effective agenda.
Roslyn Hartmann, Assistant Dean for
, Student Life, who also served on the
conference planning committee, said she
,hopes the conference will open
'communication among the three University-
Rosenstock's favor could force UNC to
reconsider her application against those of
all other accepted applicants, both residents
The suit could also force UNC to do away
with the 15 per cent quota, or instead to do
away with the preference for children of
alumni. Young said. "Or, the percentage
itself could be ruled unconstitutional.
of this case are
The case will probably not be heard until
this summer, he said, adding that the
decision would be appealed no matter who
Faculty Council) don't take any action, then
we will take action on our own. And if they
take action that we don't like, then I have the
understanding that we are still free to take
action on our own."
In other scheduled action, the Faculty
Council's ad hoc committee on course
evaluation and teaching will present its
report to the council.
Committee Chairperson John K Nelson
said he will recommend to the Faculty
Council ways to ensure fairness and
objectivity in course evaluation methods.
The committee's report will not comment
on effectiveness of student course evaluation
efforts, Nelson said, but will "affirm the need
ror student evaluation."
of the receipt.
According to the letter, Ashburn began his
own investigation by going to Chase printers
and personally receiving "a statement from
Ms. Robinson which included in writing the
notation that an additional $18 had been
paid by Bates."
But Robinson told the DTH Thursday she
had given the $18 receipt only to O'Neal.
Robinson said O'Neal obtained the
records by telling her he was gathering
information to prove that the campaign
spending limit for student elections should
A source close to O'Neal told the DTH
Thursday night that O'Neal had informed
him the $18 receipt was not among the
information obtained from Chase, although
Robinson identified O'Neal as the person to
whom she gave the receipt.
O'Neal was not available for comment
The source said O'Neal had told him that
he is now gathering information concerning
the alleged illegal expenditures to present it
privately to Bates. "If he (O'Neal) can prove
any charges against Bill," the source said, "he
(O'Neal) would rather go to Bill and have
him decide what to do."
The source said this would give Bates the
opportunity to "bow out gracefully (as
president) rather than have Honor Court
charges against him."
Bates has maintained that he believes he in
no way violated campaign spending laws.
groups. Although she is optimistic about the
weekend, Hartmann said it would be
"unrealistic to say we're going to solve
Bates proposed the conference early in
September, shortly after declaring war
against the administration, which he called
"a stultifying bureaucracy."
He called the conference, saying,"! voice a
strong sentiment that it is time that the,
faculty, students ana administrators get
together on an ongoing basis, to confront
problems affecting the University
community before they occur and not after."
Administrators selected to attend the
weekend conference include Boulton,
Hartmann, Associate Dean of Student
Affairs James Cansler, Housing Director
James Condie and Dean of Special
Programs Harold Wallace.
Among faculty representatives are George
Lensing Jr., English professor; Lewis.
Lipsitz, political science; James Leutze,
history; Joel Schwartz, political science; and
George Taylor, history.
Students attending will include Bates,'
Carolina Symposium Co-chairperson Don
Baer, Daily Tar Heel editor Cole Campbell,
former Association for Women Students
Chairperson Jamie Ellis, former Black"
Student Movement Chairperson Algenon.
Marbley and Bates former executive;
assistant, Billy Richardson. -