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Monday, November 24, 1975
Let it snow...
Harbingers of Christmas are
already upon us. University Mall'
has had its Christmas decorations
up for about a week. Merchants
have put all available cash into
building their inventories in
anticipation of the holiday rush.
Occasional radio ads feature a few
Cole C. Campbell
83 rd Year of Editorial Freedom
Twelve years later,
To the editor.
Many people, including those who saw the
program in Memorial Hall on "Who Killed
JFK," or Mark Lane's presentation on the
same subject last week at Duke, agree that
several questions are still unanswered
concerning the assassination of John
On this, the twelfth anniversary of his
murder and the beginning of the
bicentennial, the American people should be
given the answers to these questions.
For those with a deep concern for that day
in Dallas, there will be over the next week,
four television productions on the JFK
On Friday November 28 at 10 p.m., UNC
television network will present David
Susskind with "Who Killed John F.
On November 25 and 26 at 10 p.m., CBS
will present a two part report probing the
assassination of President Kennedy.
Hopefully these programs will shed some
new light on this, one of our nation's greatest
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bars of time-worn Christmas music.
Halloween has left us, but Christmas
is on its heels.
But nothing is as uplifting a sign
of the semester's near end as nature's
harbinger, the first snowfall. No
matter how high the unread books,
how long the unwritten papers, now
complex the misunderstood
problem sets, the first snow reminds
us that beyond it all there are the
Just as the release of preseason
polls makes basketball fever
epidemic, the first snow intensifies
the longing for the day after that last
exam. Episodic snowball fights,
probably illegal under the honor
code's physical assault regulations,
erupt across campus as marauders
from the several residence halls
challenge one another and couples
disintegrate briefly in a flurrious war
of the sexes.
But Carolina snows are often
more ephemeral than the short-lived
words from an editor's typewriter.
Even as this newspaper is
distributed, the snow may he fast
disappearing into the winter earth.
By Thanksgiving," Indian summer
may return to plague those angry
with the endless summer. By
Christmas, this first snow may be
only faintly remembered.
And yet it has been refreshing, a
renewal of hope that humid weather
and gloomy academics may soon be
left behind. For a while Sunday
night, at any rate, somewhere on
campus someone was probably
whistling "Sleigh Bells." And in
some far corner, surely a gleeful soul
listened intently to the promise of.
Graphic Arts Editor
Bates & campaign violations
Editor's note: The following letter was
submitted to the Daily Tar Heel news staff
Wednesday night. With some points of fact
the subject of dispute, the letter claims credit
for the unsigned package on Bill Bates'
campaign expenses delivered to the campus
media 1 1 days ago. .
To the editor.
In view of recent events, particularly in the
Daily Tar Heel, 1 feel compelled to break my
silence on Bill Bates' alleged campaign
In the past weeks and days, Mike O'Neal
has been engaged in research to document
the need for higher student campaign
spending laws. In the course of that research,
Mike came across information which raised
questions in his mind as to the legality of
campaign expenditures made by one
candidate: Bill Bates.
Concerned over the implications of that
information, Mike consulted several
individuals as to what, if any, course of
action should be taken in light of the
information. As a member of the Student
Attorney General's staff, 1 was one of those
individuals contacted. Mike showed me a
copy of Bill Bates' campaign spending report
Our student body president's column
of Nov. 20 ("Prisoners of petty
concerns) strikes a sorry contrast to the
excellent editorial series, "Student
Leadership." (1 must be fair; once the
DTH rises from the muck of
partisanship" into the pure, clean air of
theory, its diagnosis of the dilemmas of
student government and the students'
position is all too accurate.)
. However, Bates frustrations over
harassment by the Faculty Council and
the bad ole CGC strike anyone who
knows the situation as rather ludicrous.
True, CGC has not been a particulary
creative organ of government this year.
Aside from crisis-related actions like the
comptroller bill and the usual
appropriations, about all it can claim
for itself is the smoking ban referendum
and the renewal of the Residence Unit
Grant and Loan Fund (RUGLF).
But in all fairness, legislative
assemblies are seldom, if ever,
innovative. It's their job to criticize
proposals, be skeptical about them, yes,
even cause the executive a little trouble
once in a while. That's democracy.
So why hasn't there been any
"progress" in student government this
The fault, dear Bill, lies not in the
stars but in yourself.
Amazingly, the Council even the
O'Neal bloc has wholeheartedly
supported Bill's proposals when they
"look out for the whole university good"
proposals like the stand against grade
inflation or his advocacy of the student
When Bill "declared war" in
September on the administration
which we interpreted to mean war on
problems like "academics, housing,
consumer and legal protection and
student rights" we waited eagerly for
a host of bills and resolutions to deal
with these matters, coming from the
When Bill would stop in town (he's
been making a lot of personal
appearances at other state campuses
lately) and issue some press release
opposing a library extension into a
parking lot, or urging an increase in the
activities fee we. waited for more bill
proposals, an alternative parking plan
On November 20, 1975, our school
suffered an ultimate tragedy with the death
of a great man, our dean, Seymour M.
Blaug, the impact of whose death will affect
the lives of innumerable people.
In August of 1974, he entered the halls of
the UNC School of Pharmacy. A stranger
heralding from the University of Iowa, he
took office as the new dean of our school. An
unfamiliar face at first, he quickly made a
place for himself in the hearts and lives of
each and every individual he came in contact
with. And he soon became one of the most
admired, loved, and respected individuals
ever to come into this school.
Dean Blaug's involvement with our school
was not in the form of a typical eight-hour
work day. His work was a twenty-four-hour
commitment for him, with his involvement
in student, faculty and professional affairs.
More than anyone probably realizes, Dean
Blaug's life was totally devoted to working
for the good of pharmacy. And as a result of
this devotion, he was praised by students,
faculty and practitioners here and all over
He was a unifying force for the faculty in
the midst of divisions and differences among
for the runoff election and a receipt in the
amount of $115.86 from Chase Printers.
While Mike had no written verification, he
further added that in a conversation with the
Office Manager (Ms. Robinson) of Chase
Printers she had informed him that Bates
had encountered an additional $ 1 8 in alleged
campaign expenses but that she had been
asked to withhold, by Bates last spring, a
copy of the additional $18 in expenditures.
Personally concerned with the
information 1 had heard, 1 asked Mike if he
could produce the posters, platforms and
other materials that Bill had used during his
campaign that would substantiate such
At a later meeting, .he showed me
numerous materials, posters, letters, etc. that
had been used in the Bates campaign.
When I asked Mike if he was willing to
turn over any of the campaign materials
from the runoff election he refused but said I
was welcome to any materials used in the
first election if 1 cared to pursue that election
on my own.
On my own initiative, I went to the public
files in Suite C and secured a copy of Bill's
campaign spending report.
In addition, I went to Chase Printers. I
received a statement from Ms. Robinson
which included in writing the notation that
(as some previous student body
presidents have done), any sort of
Unlike Richard Epps' constitutional
reforms, Ford Runge's Student
Consumer Action Union and PIRG
advocacy, or Marcus Williams
Individual Rights Forum, Bill Bates has
no single program, no single great
activity which he can claim that his
The Student Bill of Rights (which
passed CGC last year) and the student
attorney are carry-over activities from
other administrations. Programs which
Bill has opened up in Suite C like the
quiz file or the instant loan fund, while
they have helped many students, were
essentially taken over from other
organizations: the Campus Program
Council and the UNC Department of
Student Life to be exact.
In short, one major reason for the sad
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loved because he cared
departments, he reinstated confidence and
hope when morales were at their lowest, and
he always offered satisfaction and
encouragement when students just didn't
know which way to turn. His attitudes and
his ideas, coupled with his amazing modesty
and humility, created a new sense of unity
here where there had only been confusion
and disagreement. But this was only a
His unfailing interest in student affairs led
to his wholehearted support, guidance and
participation in student activities. He stood
behind Student Branches in all of its many
activities. He attended the meetings, helped
in money raising efforts, offered opinions,
and acted as both a liaison between the
students and faculty and as an outlet for
them to air complaints.
He assisted at all meetings concerned with
student affairs. He worked closely with the
curriculum committee to upgrade the quality
of our courses. He fought for the addition of
the Pharm D. program here at our school.
He was very concerned about the State
Board and was doing his best not only to
modify the board to make it a representative
test of what we should know as
an additional $18 had been paid by Bates.
While studying the materials 1 had
collected and the campaign materials I had
been given, I proceeded to state what I
believed to be violations of student
campaign spending laws, including alleged
overexpenditures and unreported campaign
letters. This information was then sent out to
It was not then nor is it now my intention
to mislead or deceive.
1 regret any unfair treatment which Mike
O'Neal has received from the various media.
Furthermore, information that has been
brought to my attention since that time
indicates that my interpretations involving
part of the material have been unjustified.
However, the essential nature of
allegations involving Bill Bates' campaign
expenditures remains unanswered. 1 know
that information shedding light on these
allegations is in the hands of other students
on this campus. I would ask that any student
who holds such information to bring it forth
at this time.
Finally, while I have regrets as to how it
was communicated, I feel it is the right of the
student body to be fully aware of all the
Again, let me express my sincere regret for
the unsupported innuendo, the target of
state of Student Government this year
has been an apparent sterility in the
President's office a lack of creative
new ideas, combined with an almost
egomaniacal insistence on the breadth
and sanctity of the President's powers.
Like the car-chasing dog of the old
joke, Bill has pursued power but does
not seem to know what to do with it
once it's in his hands.
It's not that "petty concerns" have
bogged the President's office down and
prevented it from moving on to more
important concerns. Bill has appointed
an enormous office staff (we know, the
Council confirmed all of them), much
larger than any other presidential staff
in current memory. Surely they should
be able to handle the mundane jobs of
lobbying members against whatever
"threats" to the President's power exist,
while he devotes his time to higher
No, the problem is deeper. As long
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professionals, but also to alleviate the
students' fears of the exam itself.
He created the system of individual
advisors for each student, so that each
person would have a one-to-one relationship
with a faculty member to help him with his
selection of courses and with other problems
he might have. At a moment's notice he
would prepare presentations for various
courses, always striving to add to and
upgrade the quality of our education. He
worked very closely with the members of the
externship notebook committee. His ideas
for the improvement of the notebook
exemplified his attitude about our education
in general. He felt that we all deserve to get
something out of our education if we work
for it, and that we should get a well-rounded
education as the basis for this, and he felt
that a really good notebook was a definitive
part of the educational process.
Not only did he work for the students, but
for the faculty as well. He felt that if he could
do anything for them at all, no matter how
small, that it was well worth his time, and
they viewed him the same way the students
did he was fair, understanding, friendly,
likeable, uncanny at making decisions . . .
which has been Mike O'Neal.
I intend to seek through the existing
student channels a resolution of this matter
to see that justice is done.
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To the editor.
This letter is written in response to the
survey on women's social fees which was
circulated recently on campus. We are
concerned about several points included in
the survey. First, we feel that the survey is
essentially biased in its presentation of the
women's intramural managers' program.
The survey implies that the majority of
women were opposed to the idea of
allocating money for the intramural
Another point of objection is the
statement that no other dorm officers are
paid. Intramural managers are not dorm
officers. They are not elected by the residents
but are selected through the intramural
office. Managers are not on the dorm senate
nor do they have a vote. The managers are
hired by and are responsible to the
ago as last spring, the DTH criticized
Bill for the relative narrowness of his
platform, which concentrated primarily
on fiscal issues and Suite C office
efficiency. Apparently, the chickens
came home to roost.
It seems Bill has yet to learn the most
important lesson of real leadership: that
power lies in the man, not in the office. If
he would like the Council and the
student body to respect him and his
position, and to give him strong support
in his dealings with the Faculty Council,
he must give us something to respect.
Lead us, Bill! We're waiting for
legislation, for resolutions, hard
bargaining on academics, housing,
anything for follow-up on things
we've already passed by consent.
We're waiting . . . we're
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and most of all a very modest and humble
man. In the words of our assistant dean,
"The guy was a beautiful man."
Putting into words how we feel about a
man who viewed fairness for all concerned as
a primary goal, who did his level best to
understand all sides of every dispute, whose
door was always open no matter how busy he
was, would be impossible for any of us to
attempt. What can be said about a man w ith
his unique qualities? Words cannot sum up
the total man this man w ho gave his whole
life for pharmacy.
Dean Blaug could never be replaced.
People who talked with him who asked
him for advice will never forget how he
would look you in the eye, bob his head and
say yes no matter w hat their problem was.
His accomplishments will be the beginning
of new things for our pharmacy school.
But most of all, we will always remember
Dean Blaug because he cared.
Bobby Bischoff is a senior in the school of
pharmacy. Bischoff wrote the coSumn along
with other students in the school of
intramural office, not student government.
We feel that the managers' program is
necessary to build up women's intramurals.
One reason that the men's program is so
strong is that they have had managers to
organize and coordinate the program for
several years. It is too early to fairly judge the
women's program. Although it may be
argued that the men's program is stronger
because of their high level of interest in
sports, we feel that the women's program
could be developed to a comparable level
through the managers' program. A
voluntary program is not going to permit the
degree of support and control necessary to
develop a strong organization.
We can also see the necessity of a separate
women's social fund, so we are advocating
the allocation of funds for both functions.
H ow ever, we would suggest to the women on
campus that they make a decision on the
issues involved they consider other sides of
the question than those implied by the
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