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Volume 85, Issue No. jfti?
Friday, November 18, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By MLREDI1 II (REUS
WXYC left (he air lor more lhan an hour
Thursday morning as the result of u stall
decision to protest the resignation of Station
Manager Don Moore.
Moore resigned Wednesday night when
the WXYC controlling hoard. Student
Education Broadcasting Inc. (SLB). relused
to lire SEB Chairperson Mike Hymun and
Treasurer David Madison from the hoard.
WXYC staff members Derek Frost.
Judith' Willinger and Peggy Montgomery
signed the station off the air at 9:30 a.m.
without the consent of Paul Matthews,
interim station manager.
Four members of the student radio
station's managerial staff also turned in their
Disc jockey Barbara Gordon was on the console at WXYC Thursday afternoon;
earlier in the day the station left the air for more than an hour as the result of a staff
decision to protest the resignation of Station Manager Don Moore. Interim Station
Manager Paul Matthews said, "Right now my concern is to keep us on the air and
keep people filling the shifts." Staff photo by Mike Sneed.
Runner claims 'foul play' in ruling
Hofstetter disqualified from NCAA finals
By LEE PACE
Assistant Sports Editor
Carolina cross country runner Gary Hofstetter has been
disqualified from competing in the NCAA Championships this
weekend following a ruling involving what he called foul play.
Hofstetter apparently had qualified for the nationals by finishing
ninth in the District III Championships Saturday in Greenville, S.C.,
but was ruled to have cut inside a corner on the Furman University
Hofstetter and his coach, Bill Lam, weren't informed of the ruling
when the meet was over, as is customary practice. Rather, Lam
learned of the ruling two days later in Chapel H ill after a friend called
to say he was sorry Hofstetter had been disqualified.
"It was handled very poorly, very unprofessionally," Lam said.
"Gary had a chance to be All-America this year. I'm very upset.
Coach (Joe) H ilton and 1 have been through every channel we could
to try and straighten this out."
Lam said the disqualification was appealed to an NCAA
committee, w hich split its ote 2-2. The ruling then went to the meet
referee. Auburn University Cross Country Coach Mel Rosen, who
ruled against Hofstetter. Rosen's ruling allowed one of his Auburn
runners to qualify for the nationals in Holstctter's place.
Hofstetter said he couldn't remember if he cut the flag or not. "But
even if 1 did, it makes no difference in my lime or place." the
sophomore said. "The flag wasn't even there a w hile later because it
had been knocked down."
Lam noted several improprieties in the ruling. Besides not
informing Lam and Hofstetter of the ruling immediately, officials
could not identify Hofstetter by number, nor could they say on which
lap he was alleged to have cut the corner. The official who made the
ruling was a student at Furman.
"It wasn't very fair." Hofstetter said. "I here were loo many
conflicting stories going around. I'm real disappointed."
UNC's Ralph King was the other lar Heel qualifier.
Covington, legally blind photographer,
gets a view of life from eye of camera
By NELL LEE
George Covington sat in the crowded cafe,
sipping coffee and munching toast. It was
one of those rare moments in which his
camera wasn't around his neck.
George Covington is a photographer. A
legally blind photographer.
"A lot of people's first reaction is, what the
hell kind of a joke is this a photographer
who can't see?" They later feel embarrassed,
Covington will present a slide show, Faces
I've Seen, Sunday at the Carrboro Art
School, where he teaches photography.
Covington, 34, was born with "a myriad of
eye maladies." He can see forms moving but
has to hold objects within inches of his thick
lensed glasses for any detail. He uses a
powerful magnifying glass to read.
"1 got interested in photography about
five years ago when I was going out with a
girl who was a photographer," Covington
Covington takes pictures by calculating
By GEORGE SHADROLT
Tuesday night, while the fraternity
brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Sigma
Nu diligently work on floats for today's Beat
Dook parade, Dwight Davis, JeffYelton
and some of their Pi Kappa Alpha (Pika)
and Sigma Chi brothers begin plotting to
steal the Duke Blue Devil's uniform.
Pikas Davis and Yelton team up with
Sigma Chi Stewart Bullman to avenge
Rameses' abduction. They telephone the
Duke mascot and tell him they are reporters
from the Chronicle, Duke's student
newspaper, who want to do a story on him,
complete with pictures. The unsuspecting
Blue Devil agrees to an interview.
Later that evening, approximately 15
Sigma Chis and Pikas arrive in Durham to
put their plan into action.
The mascot, Bobby Morrew, says his
uniform is at the laundry, but, not to be
denied, Davis tells him he needs a picture
immediately for the cover of the Triangle
Pointer. Morrow falls for the ploy.
After a half-hour wait, Davis and Yelton
meet Morrow at 11:15 p.m. in his room.
They find him showered and shaved, ready
for a photo session. But more importantly,
they find him with the uniform.
They ask Morrow to pose outside for
pictures. In front of the Duke Chapel
cameras click, but the. film compartment is
empty. Approximately 100 Duke students
roam the quad, unaware of the drama about
Enter Pat Dye, a Sigma Chi brother
distance, light and focus for his 35 mm
camera without having to rely heavily on
purely visual judgment.
"What a lot of people don't realie is that
I'm using photography as a visual extension.
By taking pictures of my friends. I get to see
what they really look like," Covington says.
"You see, 1 work exclusively with black and
white photography. In life, color is
distracting for the low-vision person. Also,
photographs take what is three-dimensional
and turn it into two-dimensional, reducing
the confusion of shape and distance."
Covington primarily photographs people.
. He usually stands within four feet of the
subject, talks while setting his camera, then
snaps about six fast frames. Usually one or
two catch the subject in a candid, relaxed
"I don't like posed pictures. I want to see
people being themselves." Covington says.
Covington arrived in Chapel Hill about
three weeks ago. He, along with Carson
Graves, will be teaching various
photography courses at the Art School, a
non-profit organization formed in 1973.
A native of Texas. Covington obtained his
undergraduate degree from the University of
Texas in journalism, then returned to the
University of Texas to get his Law degree in
"After obtaining my certification. I
discovered I wouldn't be happy in the field. I
hated putting a dollar sign on every client
who walked into my office with sad stories,"
For two years he was an assistant
professor of journalism at West Virginia
University, where a special grant allowed
him to research photographic techniques for
Covington has gained national acclaim in
the last few years lor his photography. Noted
professional magazines have published
articles about him. and his slide shows have
been shown in the International Center of
Photography in New York and the Corcoran
Gallery in Washington, as well as in various
Covington and Carson Graves will present
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The Beat Dook Parade, a 44-year-old tradition, begins at 3 p.m. in front of Woollen
Gym. This float was under construction Thursday behind the Sigma Nu fraternity
house. Rick "Disco Duck" Dees will be grand marshall. Staff photo by Mike Sneed.
known for his fast feet. The uniform lies on But Dye and the rest of the uniform are
the steps, unprotected. Morrow, caught up
in the photography session, does not notice
Dye walking toward the uniform.
1 Dye makes his move, grabbing the
uniform and running.
"Don't move," the "photographer" yells at
Morrow. "One more picture."
The Blue Devil obeys.
The "reporter" smiles. "Sucker, you've
been used," he gloats.
Meanwhile, Dye runs. For almost two
hours he runs, trying in vain to hide the pitch
fork from Duke students. The Blue Devil
mask already has been taken to Chapel Hill.
Enter the bad guys, who already have the
Carolina mascot Rameses, which they stole,
last weekend. They threaten a Pika brother,
who reluctantly gives up the mask.
safe in Chapel Hill.
The stealing of team mascots is a
traditional part of the Carolina-Duke
rivalry. Another tradition is the Beat Dook
parade, which has highlighted the rivalry for
the past 44 years.
Dye says the Blue Devil uniform will be
displayed in the parade. The float
competition will be another attraction.
The parade, sponsored by Pika fraternity,
begins at 3 p.m. today in front of Woollen
Gym. 1 he parade route will follow Raleigh
Street to Franklin Street, where the route
turns left. The routeends at Mallelte Street.
Rick Dees of "Disco Duck" fame will
serve as grand marshall. Dees is a UNC
graduate and a Pika alumnus.
resignations I hursday: Program Direcloi
Robert Walton. Music Director David
Weaver. Irallic Director Debbie
Chamberlain and Public A flairs and Service
Director Susan Htirnev.
Moore had tired Matthews from his
position aschicl engineer ol WXYC Nov . 14.
Following Moore's resignation. Matthews
was appointed interim station manager.
Moore's reasons for dismissing Matthews
included Matthews- failure to comply with
requests to order equipment lor the station,
his attitudes towards stall members and the
removal of a letter of commendation to the
station w ithout Moore's approval.
"We would like to see the reinstatement of
the old management." said frost, who
signed WXYC off the air Thursday. "This
would necessitate the removal ol interim
Station Manager Matthews and Operations
Manager David Penze."
But Moore defended Matthews, saying
SI B has given him a difficult task.
"Paul's on the defensive." Moore said.
"He's been given a job to do and he wants to
do it well, and the staffs attitude has put him
on the defensive."
Matthews said his main concern is keeping
WXYC on the air.
"Right now my concern is to keep us on
the air and keep people filling their shifts."
Matthews said. "We need to try to repair
ruined images and past attitudes."
Matthews also said he is concerned about
WXYC's budget requests.
"It was brought up that there possibly was
some padding in a few of the items on the
original budget." Matthews said.
"Some of these things on the budget could
have been shot down because of what was
said at the board meeting and with the
presence of several members of the board
being members of the CGC (Campus
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Program Director Robert walton and Service Director Susan Burney reilgntd
Thursday from WXYC, along with three other managers of the station. Behind the
DTH is David Speigner, record representative, who was dismissed Thursday by
Interim Station Manager Paul Matthews, at the direction of Student Education
Broadcasting Inc. Staff photo by Mike Sneed.
Governing Council)." he said.
Other WXYC staff members met
Thursday afternoon to discuss a strike
against the station to protest further the new
management and the retention of Madison
Staff members, however, decided to draw
up a petition to be presented to SEB asking
for the removal of Madison and Hyman.
"If Madison and Hyman remain, there
w ill probably have to be a new staff because
this one won't work with them." Moore said.
"It was bad enough finding a staff when
Mike (Hyman) and David (Madison)
resigned." he said. "I was not about to go
through it again. I can't work w ith Madison
and Hyman now, and I won't be able to in
Moore said another reason for his
resignation was that he could not comply
with SEB's directive to fire David Speigner,
WXYC record representative,
SEB directed Moore to dismiss Speigner
because of reported conflicts within the
station in which Speigner was involved.
Speigner was dismissed Thursday by
Moore's replacement, Matthews, in
compliance with the board's directive.
SEB did not discuss WXYC's budget at
the meeting Wednesday. The CGC Finance
Committee cannot take action on the budget
until it is approved by SEB.
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George Covington, a legally blind
photographer, will present a slide show
Sunday at the Carrboro Art School,
where he teaches photography. Staff
photo by Mike Sneed.
slide shows at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the
Carrboro Art School. 150 E. Main St..
across from Carr Mill. Graves, who has
taught courses in photography and art
history at Ohio University. Arizona State
University and the Maine Photographic
Workshop, will present "A History of
Portrait Photographv from 1X39 to the
Male faculty facilities in gym
may be altered for females
By AMY McRARY
The male faculty locker room in Woollen Gymnasium may be converted into a
women's locker room during the Christmas holidays, a physical education
department official said Thursday.
The change comes in light of three, recent complaints filed with University
grievance committees. The complaints charge that the physical education
department is violating Title IX of the 1972 Omnibus Education Act which
prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity
receiving federal financial assistance.
The grievances state the department is violating the law by unequal distribution
of locker facilities in Woollen Gymnasium.
The grievances ask that the male faculty locker room be converted into a women's
locker room by January 1978.
"To my knowledge, conversion will take place." said the official, who asked not to
be identified. "I think it is correct to say we are looking into this. But we're not
talking about tomorrow."
The most feasible time for the change would be Christmas vacation, the official
said, because students and faculty would not be using the rooms then.
Carl Blyth. chairperson of the physical education department, said the change
was "being looked into."
"T here are no plans yet," Blyth said. "I always look into these things."
See BLYTH on page 3.
AIAW rules hinder efforts
Co bey comments on grant cutbacks
By BETSY FLAGLER
Editor's note: This is the last in a two-part series on the cutback in
women's utliletic scholarships.
A cutback in the maximum grant allotted to women athletes at
UNC. imposed by the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for
Women (AIAW). is inconsistent with the University's commitment
to comparable men's and women's athletic programs, according to
William Cobey. UNC athletic director.
Cobey said recently that AIAW's rules hinder the athletic
department's efforts to build a women's scholarship program equal
to the men's, but UNC can't afford to pull out of the AIAW just
because it doesn't like its rules.
"We have been opposed to the reduction all along, but if we
dropped our membership in AIAW because of the ruling, we would
exclude women athletes from participating in state, regional and
national competition." Cobey said.
Cobey ancTSusan Ehringhaus, UNC's Title IX compliance officer,
weighed the cutback's effect on Title IX compliance at UNC. They
agreed.it is much worse to deny a woman the opportunity to compete
by pulling out of AIAW than to deny her a grant equal to a man's full
"Given the literaj words of Title IX and the advantages of AIAW
membership, unless we're told the cutback violates federal
regulations, we're better off staying in AIAW," Ehringhaus said.
T itle IX's paragraph on athletic scholarships states "To the extent
that a recipient (of federal funds) awards athletic scholarships or
grants-in-aid. it must provide reasonable opportunities for such
awards lor members of each sex in proportion to the number of
students of each sex participating in interscholastic and
"Title IX doesn't say anything about dollars, and thus permits
unequal expenditures." Ehringhaus said.
"If we get a comparable ratio of grants to participants for men and
women, we'll be in compliance with the literal words of Title IX." she
Forty-seven of the 1 96 women varsity athletes at UNC this year are
on athletic grants, about a 1-4 ratio of grants to participants. Last
year the women's ratio was estimated at I to 1 2, and the men's, I to 2.
Of the 483 men athletes this year at UNC, an estimated 233 are on
athletic scholarships. Ninety of those are on full scholarships in
Cobey estimated 81 women's grants and 226 men's grants will be
awarded next year.
The working projections made by the athletic department indicate
a clear commitment to meet the compliance goal of about one grant
for every two participants in men's and women's varsity sports by the
1978-79 school year, Ehringhaus said.
Cobey said that although the cutback in women's maximum grants
w ill not hurt efforts to reach the actual compliance goal, it will widen
the existing disparity between men's and women's scholarship
There are already rules under AIAW that are much more
restrictive than the rules on scholarships for men athletes at UNC,
governed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA),
Cobey said .
Both NCAA and AIAW limit the number of scholarships allowed
per sport. AIAW has a head count system; NCAA has an equivalency
system except in football and basketball.
Under AIAW rules, Ehringhaus explains, "Whatever the level of
aid, there can't be more than 12 women swimmers on athletic
scholarships at one time, but the 1 1 swimming grants allowed to men
by NCAA can be shared by 20 or more men."
Fewer than half of the 233 men athletes on grants at UNC have full
scholarships; 128 men are sharing about 80 athletic grants, the
NCAA limit for sports other than football' and basketball. Under
AIAW rules, a woman's athletic grant cannot be shared among
several athletes and registered as one towards the limit.
"One grant can be spread around to bring under the umbrella of
support a far higher number of men than AIAW's count system
allows, even though the dollar value diminishes accordingly,"
NCAA scholarship rules give men the clear advantage both in
terms of numbers of persons and of dollars if AIAW's cutback is
implemented. Cobey and Ehringhaus agreed.
See WOMEN on page 2.