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Vol. 83, No. 71
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Friday, December 5, 1975
Weather: sunny and cool
D I H' report finished;
board debates action
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"Do you have the Word of the Lord?" was
the question many students were asked
Thursday by members of the Gideon
by Art Eisenstadt
Associate News Editor
Most of the cartons containing Howard
Lee's personal possessions have already been
Glancing around the mayor's office in the
Chapel Hill Municipal Building, which he
will abandon next Monday after six years on
the job, the 41-year-old Lee said, "About all
that's left in here that I'm taking with me is
my nameplate and the coffee mug."
, The magazines, furniture, charts and files
will be passed on to Mayor-elect Jimmy
. Lee said he will take other things with him
a respect for the potential of local
government, experience in dealing with the
press and a warm feeling for the privilege of
having served in office.
But there are many more things that Lee,
Chapel Hill's first black mayor, will be
Rancer is frustrated
with alderman term
by Vernon Mays
Sid Rancer will end his political career
next week and suns up his two-year term
on the Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen as "a
very frustrating experience."
"There were too many speeches, too much
talk and too much rhetoric," Rancer, who
leaves the board Dec. 8, said.
Rancer believes that meetings often
dragged on needlessly and much more could
have been accomplished in less time had
board members kept to the point. "When a
thing like that carries on, you lose interest in
what is happening," he said.
"The mayor ought to establish a policy of
setting five minutes for an alderman to get
his point across," Rancer said. "There ought
to be a time limit on the length of speeches."
Rancer, a part-time actor and owner of a
scrap metal dealership in Durham, said his
"presence on the board and my position as a
conservative served as a restraining force on
expenditures by the town," he said.
On the whole, Rancer said he considered
the board he worked with a very constructive
group. "We understood one another and had
no dissention among ourselves at all," he
said. "It was a good working board.
"Besides continuing existing community
programs, we managed to get open space for
bicycle paths and recreation areas. The
inauguration of the bus system was, of
course, the biggest step we made."
But Rancer's reactions to the bus system
were not all positive.
Buying old buses from Atlanta was a bad
way to start the system, he said. "That
exercise cost $200,000, but we could have
A final good-bye
Today's issue of the Daily Tar Heel is
the last this staff will publish until the
first day of classes next January. The
staff hopes every UNC student has
appreciated this semester's paper as
much as we have enjoyed producing it.
Have a good holiday, pass all your
exams, and read us when we return.
by Chris Fuller
Board members have begun
a report issued by its special
to investigate the business
practices of the Daily Tar Heel.
Details of the report, presented to the
Media Board on Tuesday, are not being
released because of the probability of
changes in the committee's
recommendations, one board member, who
asked not to be identified, said.
The source said the board will examine the
' report closely and probably make changes in
it. Because any change would affect the rest
of the report, he said, the final actions the
board will take are unclear at this time.
Media Board Chairperson John Hanford
said the study group has made suggestions to
improve the DTH business operations.
Once its report is discussed, the board will
decide what actions to take on the
Hanford said one suggestion that will
probably be implemented is the
establishment of a Media Board sub-board
to supervise financial affairs of the DTH.
The sub-board would serve two purposes,
Hanford said it would aid the DTH in
making business decisions and keep the
Media Board informed on the paper's
DTH standard operating procedures are
also being rewritten, Hanford said. The
mayor who cared
leaving behind. Directly or indirectly, they
add up to a responsive, amenity-oriented
government for what Lee insists is a small
city, not a village.
"I'm no miracle worker; I'm not the one
man in 1,000 who works wonders," Lee said
Thursday during an interview on his
thoughts about the end of his
administration. "I'm just somebody who
Describing his emotions upon leaving the
office to which he was elected three times,
Lee said, "Somewhat muddled (,and
confused. I've got withdrawal pains.
"I have a great deal more attachment to
this office than other persons might. The
whole concept of this office as it now exists
took shape under my reign. I'm somewhat
sorry because there's a lot of things we
should haved one that we haven't completed.
I'm sort of relieved because the pressure was
beginning to mount.
Sid Rancer, outgoing
Board of Aldermen
member of the
waited a couple of months to save all that
money," he explained. "By then, the new
buses would have been here."
These "junk buses," in Rancer's words, are
still being used. "1 don't think we need any
big clunkers rolling around tearing up our
streets," he said.
The older buses are continually costing the
town more and more, he said, because they
keep breaking down. Rancer was also upset
because the roads of Chapel Hill are just no
match for the weight of those "10-ton
jalopies." He advocates exclusive use of the
smaller buses, which are now being
Rancer admitted a need for the bus system
but said it is not being used to its potential.
For example, he said, during one
alderman meeting which he missed, the
board passed a resolution granting
themselves lifetime bus passes. Rancer
opposed the move when he learned of it and
has yet to use the one he was given.
"I think those privileges should be
reserved for the elderly, handicapped and
children," Rancer said.
Rancer said he is not a politician and
doesn't intend to be one. "But I will serve in
any civic capacity I am called to do."
board is trying to identify weak points in the
current procedures and offer suggestions for
improvement, he said.
Although Hanford would not release
details of the suggested improvements, the
source said methods of improving the
advertising revenue collections as well as
setting up a dual system of accounting and
implementing a new accounting system for
the DTH were being discussed.
The source also said that the report
recommends that the DTH not go
independent of Student Government for the
time being, and that no consideration be
given to the idea for at least another six
DTH Business Manager Reynolds Bailey
previously endorsed the study commission
and says it is on the right track toward
solving the paper's problems.
Bailey said he is optimistic about the idea
of a sub-board, saying such a board is long
Bailey said the proposal of a dual
accounting system, which would provide for
financial records to be kept both in the DTH
business offices and the Student Activities
Fund Office, will "put information at the
fingertips" of the DTH staff and allow for
more efficient operation.
The six-member study committee was
established Sept. 7 after the D TH was forced
to cancel two issues when former Student
Body Treasurer Mike O'Neal refused to
release all but a fraction of the paper's
Student Government allocation.
"The one thing that makes it tolerable is
that hopefully, I will be going on further in
politics," he said. Lee is Democratic
candidate for lieutenant governor in 1976. .
Lee, frequently -using the word "joyous"
when describing his tenure as mayor, said
sorting out the accomplishments for which
he was most proud was difficult.
. But he then called Aug. 1, 1974 the most
significant day in his administration." On
that day, Lee boarded a bus to inaugurate
the Chapel Hill Community Transit System.
t "We went through a lot of peaks and
valleys in setting that bus system lip, but now
it's rolling," Lee said. "It's a source of pride
to the entire community."
Another accomplishment Lee takes
considerable delight in is broadening the
mayor's importance in town government.
"We went from nothing to an office with a
staff and a budget," Lee said. "Future
mayors will be able to come and have a place
to hang their hats and meet with citizens with
He predicted the mayor's job will soon
officially become a full-time position
although timewise it was for him anyway,
despite its $5,000 annual salary.
Other major accomplishments that Lee
looks favorably on include increased
cooperation between local governments in
this area, better working conditions and pay
for town employees, a more skilled public
work force and physical improvements in the
town's blighted neighborhoods.
Lee's terms also had disappointments
"unfinished jobs," he called them.
"I had hoped that we would have been able
to put together a long-range development
plan for Chapel Hill," he said. "While that
plan has begun, it has not been completed.
"Also, I hoped to see the city take over the
operations of the electric and water
authorities (from the University). This has
not been a total failure Orange County
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by Tim Plttman
As 1975 rapidly come's to a close, North
Carolina gubernatorial candidates are
quietly developing campaign organizations
and investigating campaign financing
And although the primaries are still eight
months away, recognizable leaders have
surfaced in both parties.
Republican party candidates say that
N.C. Secretary of Human Resources David
T. Flaherty is the current leader. For the
Democrats, Lt. Gov. James B. Hunt stands
out. Both are described by their opponents
as the "men to beat."
Three candidates remain to challenge
Flaherty in the August 1 7 primary. Secretary
of Revenue Howard Coble and Secretary of
Transportation Jacob F. Alexander, both
members of Gov. James Holshouser's
cabinet, join Baptist minister Coy Privette of
Kannapolis, to complete the Republican
The Democratic race also involves three
challengers. Charlotte businessman Ed
O'Herron; Margrave (Skipper) Bowles,
Greensboro nominee for governor in 1972;
and state Sen. Tom Strickland, D-Johnston,
complete the list of Democratic candidates.
Johnston, complete the list of Democratic
Most candidates hesitate to point to
specific issues which will dominate the.
The Tar Heels' Mitch Kupchak
finds himself free for an easy
layup during Carolina's victory
Thursday over Seton Hall.
Tar Heels defeat
Seton Hall, 75-63
NEW YORK (UPI) Sophomore
guard Phil Ford scored 25 points and had
10 assists Thursday night to lead fourth
ranked North Carolina to a 75-63 victory
over Seton Hall in Madison Square
North Carolina lead 58-45 midway
through the second half, but Seton Hall
came fighting back to close to within 66
61 with less than four minutes to play.
After Kupchak hit a pair of free throws to
make the score 68-61, Tar Heel Coach
Dean Smith turned the ball over to Ford
in the Carolina four corners. '
That finally put the game out of reach
for the Pirates.
Naval RO I
by Dan Fesperman
An allegation that the UNC Naval ROTC
violates Title IX regulations by offering a
sexually exclusive scholarship is under
investigation by Assistant to the Chancellor
Susan Ehringhaus, she said Thursday.
Ehringhaus, in charge of the
implementing Title IX at UNC, said that
Association for Women Students
Chairperson Cricket Ussery told her she had
seen an advertisement for the scholarship. "I
have not seen the ad myself," Ehringhaus
said, "but 1 am independently investigating
Although a sexually exclusive scholarship
would be considered illegal under Title IX,
campaign. However, education, state
government efficiency and rising crime rates
were the topics discussed most frequently by
A recently enacted campaign finance law
which limits individual contributions to
$3,000 will, "according-to the candidates,
change the nature of campaign fund-raising.
Most candidates say the law will entourage
efforts to reach the people and "press the
flesh" throughout the state.
For Hunt, however, gaining visibility is no
problem. According to Hunt's special
assistant Paul Essex, Hunt is now concerned
primarily with carrying out his responsibility
as lieutenant governor. And as he travels in
that capacity, he is "gaining statewide
Hunt has the most organized staff of-the
Democratic challengers. Hunt workers
believe he can win 50 per cent of the vote in
the August primary and avoid a run-off.
Among H unt's chief concerns at this point
in the campaign are the depressed economy,
rising crime, and education.
Skipper Bowles who is now busy raising
funds for the Chapel Hill Center for Alcohol
Stud es, said he has not had the time to begin
a personal campaign.
"I have zero staff at this point," Bowles
said. But he added that he does not think
North Carolina citizens want to see a long
m k c n i n u s n oj
by Laura Seism
Preliminary architectural plans for a S5.5
million continuing education center here are
underway, but actual construction of the
center will not begin until the University
secures funding for the center. Vice
Chancellor William F. Little said Thursday.
No decision on how to do this has been
made yet, Little said. The 1973 General
Assembly authorized construction of the
center but did not appropriate state funds for
it, he said.
Allen Waters, director of the University
Division of Operations and Engineering,
said that once funding was assured,
construction could begin within six months.
But there is no way to determine when
funds will be available, Little said. Money
for preliminary work, such as architectural
plans, came from a University trust fund that
contained money accumulated by the
Extension Division over a 20-year period, he
Little added that the University does have
some small private gifts for the building
though nothing substantial.
The proposed center will be located on the
south side of the Carolina Inn between
Whitehead dormitory and the Inn, Waters
said. It will replace the Alumni House now
located there, as well as part of the Inn
Architects have designed the seven- to 10
story building with the style of surrounding
structures in mind, Waters said. For
example, the architects have suggested using
brick of the same color as the Inn's.
The building will house the Extension
Division, the Office for Continuing
Education in the Health Sciences and the
Alumni Association, Little said. Several
conference, meeting and seminar rooms and
C under scrutiny for
which prohibits sexual discrimination in
federally funded educational program and
activities, Ehringhaus said the NROTC
could possibly continue to offer such a
"There is a pooling arrangement in the
(Title IX) regulations that would allow
University funds to be used for a
proportionate amount of dollar's to go to an
equivalent women's scholarship," she said.
She said a number of sexually exclusive
scholarships currently exist at UNC under
such an arrangement.
Ussery was unavailable for comment
Thursday, but AWS member Julie Knight
verified that Ussery had met with
Ehringhaus to discuss the advertisement and
beginning to develop campaigns
Bowies mailed postcards to 1972
supporters to guage public support and he
said the results were 95 per cent favorable.
He added that he could overtake Hunt's
current lead because he was successful in
beating the party establishment in 1972.
State Sen. Tom Strickland, the only
declared candidate for the governor's office,
said his major concern will be efficiency in
Like most of the candidates, Strickland
anticipates a person-to-person campaign,
reinforced later with media exposure.
Strickland is currently seeking funds in
small amounts from around the state and he
predicts that a successful gubernatorial
campaign will cost more than $500,000.
Hunt's lead in the race for the Democratic
nomination is not substantial, Strickland
said. "I think this claim that Hunt is leading
is more of a media claim and is not realistic.
People have not made up their minds yet," he
Democrat Ed O'Herron comes into the
race without political identification, which
he thinks will help his campaign effort. He is
seeking public opinion from around the
state, and he hesitates to take specific stands
on issues early in the campaign. However,
O'Herron said personal safety and security
were two of his major concerns.
Although O'Herron would'not speculate
on the amount of money he needs, he said he
a large auditorium will also be contained in
The continuing education program
includes short courses, seminars,
conferences, institutes and extension courses
designed primarily for adults and
nonresident students. Little said.
The Extension Division, Health Sciences.
Institute of Government, School of Business
and other institutes will be the primary users
of the facility, he said.
"We have needed one (a continuing
education center) for a long time," Little
noted. "This is one of the most effective ways
the University can share its resources with
the people of North Carolina.
"It's also an important means of
transferring new knowledge to the people
through professional updating. We have
resources that no one else in the state has,
and we have a responsibility to the people of
the state, not just University students."
Little explained that a substantial
percentage of the state's medical doctors
(13.3 per cent), dentists (27.3 per cent) and
pharmicists (6.7 per cent) had participated in
the continuing education programs of their
Approximately 36,000 people overall were
involved in 850 different continuing
education programs sponsored by the
University last year.
Waters noted that the new facility would
centralize the continuing education program
by providing one facility for all such
programs. The proposed building will also
have space for large groups, he said.
In addition, the center will be more
convenient for visitors because of its location
near the dining and living facilities of the
Carolina Inn. ...Waters, said. ......
Appalachian State University also has a
continuing education center, and North
Carolina State University is building one
now. Little said.
If the alleged scholarship is found to be in
violation of Title IX and no corrective
arrangements are made, the NROTC could
lose University recognition and the use of
Faced with a similar prospect earlier this
week, the Alpha Chi Omega service
fraternity decided to accept female members
next semester in order to comply with Title
In addition. AWS has had to later its
membership policies to comply with Title
IX. Previously, AWS membership
automatically included all undergraduate
females. Now a member may be male or
female and must apply for membership.
lacks the exposure other candidates have
and will attempt to negate that effect early in
O'Herron does not think recent
revelations concerning his contributions to
Republican candidates in 1972 will hurt his
chances. "I think most people of this state
admire a person who votes his convictions
and that is what 1 thought was best for North
Carolina at that time " O'Herron said.
Due to his campaign staff organization
and state government position, state human
resources secretary Flaherty is considered
the Republican leader. Flaherty said cutting
governmental costs and emphasizing
children's programs will be his primary
Growing county support and increased
Republican voter registration will greatly aid
Flaherty's campaign, he said.
Transportation Secretary Jacob
Alexander, who will have to resign his
cabinet post when his candidacy becomes
official, said that his nucleus of support,
centered in state Transportation
Department agencies, is growing. Although
Alexander has not drawn up a campaign
platform, he said teachers' and state
employees' salaries will be "live and essential
issues" during the campaign.
Alexander, as well as all Republican
candidates, will announce officially in
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