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Vol. 83, No. 70
by Chris Fuller
Supporters of the controverial bill to
establish a student body comptroller scored
another victory Wednesday night when the
Campus Governing- Council overrode
Student Body President Bill Bates's veto of
the bill. 1 1-8-2.
Bates vetoed the comptroller bill Nov. 25,
after CGC originally approved it Nov. 12.
In a letter sent to all CGC members. Bates
said the bill establishes an unneeded
bureaucratic position, adding, "It (the
comptroller bill) does not enhance student
power, and this act does not benefit the
However. CGC Rep. Ben Steelman said
Bates" reasons for veto were more like
Agreeing with Steelman, Rep. Dick Pope
said there is already a bureaucracy, and the
comptroller would simply separate the
workload of the treasurer into two offices.
Following the veto override. Pope
Grail and Valkyries
may combine to meet
Title IX regulations
by Laura Seism
A plan to combine the orders of the Grail
and the Valkyries, UNC's highest honorary
societies for men and women respectively,
has been proposed to meet Title IX
regulations regarding sexual discrimination,
officers of both societies said Wednesday.
The plan, designed by members of the tw o
honoraries, would combine both groups
under one administrative board, the officers
said. Criteria for membership would be the
same for both men and women, but the men
and women would form two distinct groups
within the larger group.
Assistant to the Chancellor Susan H.
Ehringhaus, who is in charge of
implementing Title IX, said the plan would
probably meet the federal regulations.
Title IX, a section of the 1972 federal
Omnibus Education Act, prohibits sexual
discrimination in educational programs or
federally funded activities. Social fraternities
and sororities are exempt from its
regulations, but honorary, professional and
service fraternities are not, Ehringhaus said.
"If it (the proposed plan) is truly one
organization with one administrative body
and one set of membership standards, then I
w ill be able to defend it (as meeting Title IX
regulations)," she said.
Failure of the two honoraries to open their
membership to both sexes would mean the
loss of their official University recognition,
The two honoraries have the option of
either going coed, withdrawing from
University recognition or reorganizing as
one group. Ehringhaus added.
Valkyries President Lisa Bradley said
members of both groups discussed giving up
University recognition but believe it would
damage the prestige of the organizations.
Becoming separate coed honoraries was
not considered because "it violates the
tradition of the groups," Bradley said.
Dy Bruce Henderson
editor's note: This is the first of a series of
articles on the outgoing Chapel Hill
administration. Tomorrow, articles on
Alderman Sid Rancer and Mayor Howard
A'. Ue will he printed.
Immediately recognizable, the
unchanging alderman sat hunched over a
conference table in the town Municipal
Building Wednesday talking in long
Short, businesslike and talkative, with
wispy red hair peeking out from under a
brightly colored scarf, Alice Welsh talked of
her term as alderman, which will end Dec. 8,
and of the outgoing board's
"This has been a very closely knit board
that has worked exceptionally well together
without sounding like 'me too-ism,' " she
said. "We all had our major differences, but
when it came to things that really counted
the boarded tended to support (each other).
Welsh has been involved in politics for 22
years, beginning public service as the first
nominated Student Body Treasurer Graham
Bullard for the comptroller.
Bates objected to the nomination and
surprised some members of the council by
saying Bullard is unqualified for the job.
Bates . said he had received several
complaints concerning Bullard's efficiency
from officials of various organizations.
Rep. Jay Tannen said he had also heard
complaints about Bullard from members of
Other nominations made for comptroller
were CGC Reps. John Sawyer and George
Bacso. However, Sawyer declined the
In other action, CGC postponed
indefinitely a bill to appropriate $50,000 for
a CGC trip to either the French Riviera or
the Swiss Alps.
Rep. Ben Steelman proposed an
amendment to the bill which would increase
the amount to be taken .from the General
Surplus to 575,000, including the Daily Tar
Heel in the trip and make provisions to have
the money to be paid out in dimes. The
amendment did not come to a vote.
During the 10-minute discussion of the
bill. Rep. Tal Lassiter said, "I think it (the
bill) is a bunch of trash."
Urging the bill be postponed indefinitely,
Bates said if it passed he would be wasting
paper by vetoing it.
CGC Speaker Dan Besse said the bill is a
"caricature of everything the council has
been this session, petty and useless. It's about
damn time the council members get to
working on some constructive, positive
issues in Student Government."
Besides that, the Order of the Golden Fleece,
formerly an all-male honorary society, is
now coed, she added.
Ehringhaus said the University has no
choice but to comply with Title IX since
failure to comply with the regulations could
mean the loss of $50 million in federal aid for
- "The Regulations prohibit this institution
from giving 'significant assistance' to any
organizations with sexually exclusionary
membership policies," she also said.
Associate Dean of Student Life Fred
Schroeder, who is working with other
University officials to define "university
recognition" and "significant assistance,"
said "significant assistance" may include
financial aid, use of University facilities or
Since these terms have not been clearly
defined yet, Schroeder said he could not say
definitely that the Grail and the Valkyries are
in violation of Title IX. But he said, "It
appears likely that the University does
provide 'significant assistance' to these
Grail Scribe Jim Snedeker said uniting the
two honoraries could benefit both groups
"as long as they don't lose sight of their
The union could mean a more effective
organization because activities of the two
groups will be coordinated, he said.
Snedeker and Bradley both said the
policies and criteria of each organization will
change somewhat under the new setup. For
example, the Valkyries will now admit
sophomores instead of only juniors and
seniors, and the Grail will tap members in the
spring and the fall instead of only in the
The charter for the new organization,
which has not been named yet, will be
written in January, Bradley said, and will go
into effect after being granted University
recognition by Dean of Student Affairs
Donal Boulton, she added.
female member of the Chapel Hill Planning
Board. After heading the Appearance
Committee in 1967, she was appointed to fill
an unexpired alderman's term in 1970 and
was reelected to a four-year term in 1971.
"Being an alderman has been a full-time
job for me, every day of the week.
Community meetings, doing research,
meeting with people, talking on the
telephone, planning strategy. For me, it's
just taken ah incredible amount of my time."
Coming from the San Francisco area,
Welsh holds a B.A. from Ball State
University and an M.A. from Louisiana
State University. She also did graduate study
at the University of Minnesota.
As one of the major accomplishments of
the outgoing board, Welsh said municipal
employee salaries and opportunities for
advancement were greatly increased, she
"A salary is a product with a buyer and a
seller," she said. "I feel that if we pay a
policeman too low a salary, he's going to be
lured away to someplace that will pay a
higher salary. For the most part, 1 think we
have pretty steady employee tenure here."
Obtaining federal funds for the
Serving the students and the
Chapel Hill, North Carolina,
Union criticizes EPA
Levy needs to learn about
by Miriam Feldman
Although the director of the
Environmental Protection Agency's
administration office will teach a collective
bargaining course here next year, the
agency's labor union contends that the
director. Dr. Burton Levy, needs to learn
more about labor relations.
"Needless to say, the union knows of no
one whom we feel could benefit more from a
knowledge of the labor relations field," a
union newsletter said in its December issue.
Calling the newsletter crude. Levy, former
political science professor at Wayne State
University in Detroit and former director of
the Michigan Civil Rights Commission,
said. "Most employees around here were
shocked at the grossness of the article.
"There's a couple of people who head the
union, and in the course of the three years
that the union has been in existence, they've
been able to find one person who could file a
grievance against (me)."
But President Everett Quesnell of
American Federation of Government
Employees Local 3347, said Levy "has not
been union-oriented or receptive to the
union's being involved in establishing
policies on working conditions."
The union has not been made a part of the
decision-making process, said Quesnell, who
Alice Welsh, outgoing member of the
Board of Aldermen, who's term ends
University community since 1893
Thursday, December 4, 1975
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believes management and the union should
As director of the administration office.
Levy's job is to handle personnel policies and
practices for the Environmental Protection
In this capacity, Quesnell said, "Levy is
also the party that the union is mostly
Although the Union has a lawful right to
participate in decisions affecting working
conditions, Quesnell said, "we have not been
a part of the decision making process.
"Our biggest complaint against the Office
of Administration is that they fail to include
employees in decisions." He added that if
employees were allowed to provide input
into decisions, they "would feel they were
becoming part of the ov erall picture."
Quesnell said the EPA filed an
Affirmative Action plan with their office in
Allanta, but the union was not involved with
drawing up the plan so the union filed an
unfair labor practice griev ance against Lev y.
Quesnell said he did not disagree with the
contents of the Affirmative Action plan but
disagreed with the union's not being
included in formulating the plan.
The union has not been consulted in other
personnel decisions, such as reduction of
work force, he said. For example, he said, a
man's job was recently eliminated, but he has
just now been informed of it. "We should
Neighborhood Development Program to
improve housing on the town's north side
was an important step, she said. This allowed
for street lesurfacing, installation of sewer
lines and sidewalk and drainage
The board also set aside S350.000 in
revenue-sharing funds as a trust fund for
low-income housing areas, "a very civilized
thing to do," she said.
Welsh called the municipal transportation
system a "very progressive ecological step
forward." But she added that the town
should seek alternatives to automobile
driving in the downtown area.
"We need a balanced transportation mix.
At the moment and in the past, we've paid
too much attention to automobiles. 1 believe
the time has come when we must not let the
automobile dominate the community as it
has in the past."
Shr also said the town has not made
needed capital improvements and she
blamed this on poor town administration in
past years. The town now needs a new police
station, new fire station, additional
community meeting space, wastewater
treatment facilities, branch libraries, street
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have been informed before the decision was
made not after the fact," Quesnell said.
Similarly, a training plan was developed in
Washington, D.C. and sent to EPA where
the plan was implemented without union
participation, he said.
The union filed a grievance over the
training plan and won.
But Levy said it is normal for a union to
file griev ances and that only a few grievances
have been filed since he has been there.
"The fact that we've had 20 grievances in
three years is not a remarkable thing," Levy
said, considering that many companies have
hundreds of grievances during a three-year
UNC political science department
Chairperson Richard Richardson said Levy
will go to Europe to study collective
bargaining this summer to prepare for the
course he will teach next fall.
In addition to the collective bargaining
course. Levy will teach a course in race
relations, he said.
Levy, who taught at U NC for one semester
in 1 973, said he will return to EPA at the end
of next year, and will not change his work
policies. "I think we've been doing things
quite well," he said.
Quesnell said he hopes Levy's replacement
"will be interested in the welfare of the
improvements and sidewalks, she said.
But she expressed confidence in new Town
Manager Kurt Jenne's ability to carry out
these improvements. "The present town
manager is really just top-drawer," she said.
"I think we ought to be able to plan for at
least five years ahead and not just constantly
going on a one-year basis, w ithout any vision
for the future."
Once out of office. Welsh will probably
" I've got sev eral things I'm going to do. I'll
probably be working in a couple of
campaigns on the state level . . . and be
doing some travelling . . . and probably
continue to do some volunteer things. I still
have some unfinished projects that have to
Her husband, George, a UNC psychology
professor, has always supported her public
activity, although he has not been involved
in public life.
"He respects my need for an independent
life respects it and enjoys it," she said. "1
suppose that in a sense he feels that since I'm
putting in double time, he doesn't have to put
Weather: sunny and warmer
asked that a student
deliberately lose case
by Chris Fuller
A temporary restraining order against the
newly created student body comptroller
position was issued by Student Supreme
Court Chief Justice Darrell Hancock
Wednesday, following two court challenges
to the comptroller's constitutionality.
But one suit was later withdraw n after the
plaintiff said he had been set up by Campus
Governing Council representative to
deliberately lose the case.
The office of comptroller was established
Tuesday night after CGC overrode Student
Body President Bill Bates' veto of the bill. 9-8-2.
The two complaints filed Wednesday
charged that the new position was
unconstitutional because it would be a
legislative infringement on executive
One suit was filed by Barry Smith. Rick
Buttner and Bob Lofton, all aides to Bates,
and the other was filed by Greg Scott, a
second semester freshman with no Student
Scott later withdrew his suit, saying he
could not effectively represent the student
body or offer an adequate argument against
the bill. He said he was asked to file the suit
by a conservative CGC member, whom he
refused to identify.
Scott said the representative wanted him
to file the suit before anyone else to ensure
that Scott's suit be heard first, thus setting a
precedent and preventing any subsequent
suit from being heard by the court.
Student Attorney General Andromeda
Monroe supported this idea saying if Scott
lost his suit, the supreme court would
probably not hear the second suit because
the grounds of each were basically the same.
The CGC member asked Scott to
deliberately lose the case by putting forth a
poor argument, Scott said. In this way, the
controversial comptroller bill would go into
effect with no danger of being ruled
Scott said he introduced the suit because
he had promised to do this unidentified
person a favor. But he decided later to
publicize the incident to inform the student
body of the "underhandedness, deceit and
trickery" going on in Student Government.
Scott was upset "that these people are
more concerned with their own sides than
they are w ith the good of the student body,"
The second suit, filed by Bates' three aides
charged that the comptroller bill "deprives
the Student Body President of his executive
duty to enforce and appoint those whom he
desires to enforce in his place laws enacted by
the Campus Governing Council..."
Article 111. Section 1 of the Student
Government Constitution reads, "The
executive power shall be vested in the
President of the Student Body."
The three plaintiffs also contend that the
bill restricts the treasurer's constitutional
power to disburse monies. Article III,
Section 5 of the constitution restricts this
power exclusively to the student body
CGC Rep. Dick Pope, who co-sponsored
the comptroller bill, said Wednesday the
argument that the comptroller robs the
president of executive powers is ridiculous.
Pope said the treasurer's powers are defined
by the treasury laws. Because the laws are
legislative acts, they can be changed by
legislative acts, he said.
He added the issue of constitutionality w ill
depend on the court's interpretation of the
Monroe has been asked by Bates' aides to
help prosecute the case with second year law
student Ralph Yount. but Pope said he w ill
ask her to remain off the case because he
believ es it would be improper for an attorney
general to prosecute the government he or
The comptroller's duties include
overseeing all non-executive Student ,
Government funded organizations and
acting as an investigative arm of and a
financial aide to CGC and its Finance
Save the dogs
Unowned dogs found over the
Christmas holidays will be killed unless
students take them home.
Chapel Hill dogcatchers John Sauls
and Tom Vogel warned Wednesday that
they will be patrolling the campus during
the holidays looking for strays.
"Normally we don't go on the campus
at all." Sauls said, but during the holidays
they pick up campus strays who might
starve without students to feed them.
The Chapel Hill dog pound keeps dogs
for one week. Unless a dog is claimed or
sold before it has spent five business days
at the pound, it is put to sleep, Vogel said.
Sauls and Vogel said that in previous
years many dogs had been destroyed
because they w ere left on campus over the
But last year, many dogs were saved by
students taking them home for the
holidays. Sauls said.