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Monday, August 28, 1978, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By MARY ANNE RHYNE
The Campus Governing Council soon may be asked to take
out its checkbook and pick up part of the tab for a bus system in
Student Body President Jim Phillips' confirmed information
The $180,000 surplus comes from unspent funds which revert
to the General Surplus at the end of each year.
Phillips said the money! has been saved in the bank for
"I don't want to spend the money but neither side is willing to
give in," he said. "This
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from Student Government sources Sunday that he will propose without. This is the kind of thing we ought to be doing "
such a bill to the CGC if the town and the University don't agree He said the action would not set a precedent because SG
this morning on transit funding. A simple majority of the CGC cannot afford to support a bus svstem
"The University doesn't want us to hi
would have to approve such funding
Phillips said the bill would provide service equal to last year's
with $30,000 from SG and a matching amount from the
University. The SG money would come from its $180,000
Phillips was to meet with John L. Temple, vice chancellor for
business and finance;. Bob Drakeford, Carrboro mayor; and
Doug Sharer, a Carrboro alderman, this morning to discuss the
The University has offered $31,300 aid to Carrboro for a bus
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nc saia. i ne university is willing to participate with Student
Government, Phillips said, or with apartment dwellers who want
to put up the money for a bus system.
Carrboro did not know about the proposal before this
Negotiations between the town and the University have been at
a standstill since June over cost allocation of the system.
Carrboro officials have attempted to get the University to
increase its funding.
Temple said earlier the problem is that Carrboro wants a level
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Phillips said SG could spend less money if it would be satisfied of service eq ual to that offered in Chapel Hill
John B. Cooper (left) and Charles Ross of the Black Mayors'
At Carrboro conference
with a lower level of bus service.
On Wednesday, the University promised that Carrboro would
have at least three weeks of bus service while negotiations
Service on the C route was to begin this morning. The N route
extension will not begin until Sept. 5.
Sharer, who is negotiating with the University, said the school
makes only a $1,000 net contribution to the bus system in
A 6 p.m. meeting is scheduled today in the Carrboro Town
Hall to discuss the bus system. The meeting is sponsored by the
city of Carrboro.
Muyor accuses TFMI af surveillcmce
By TONY MACE
The president of the National
Conference of Black Mayors Saturday
accused FBI officials of conducting a
systematic surveillance of members of his
group and other black American leaders.
Mayor Jay Cooper of Pritchard, La.
said at a press conference in Carrboro
that his group will seek a second meeting
with FBI Director William Webster to
discuss what Cooper called the FBI's
politically motivated effort to harass and
discredit black leaders nationwide.
The executive committee of the black
mayors' group held its quarterly meeting
m Carrboro Friday and, Saturday.
"I am outraged and disappointed that
since our last meeting with. Judge
Webster, it has come to our attention that
this organization, members of its board
and its officers have been under
surveillance by the FBI, that apparently
phones have been tapped and recordings
made of our activities," Cooper said.
Cooper had earlier requested President
Carter to appoint a special commission to
investigate the charges!
Tom Harrington, special agent in
charge of the FBI public relations office
See 'In Quotes' on page 10 for
in Washington, declined to comment on
"But we don't do that kind of thing
anymore without a court order,"
Harrington said, referring to recent
disclosures of illegal FBI probes in the
early 1970s and before.
"It may have been done. But if it had, I
don't know about it, Harrington said
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' U.S. Attorney Mickey Michaux said
Sunday he knows of no authorized FBI
wiretaps of black mayors in North
"I would know about it in this district if
the FBI had gotten a court order for any
wiretapping," said Michaux, who is chief
federal prosecutor for 28 central North
"We haven't had any requests for
wiretapping on any black mayor in this
district," Michaux said.
Michaux, the only black U.S. attorney
in the South, is a close friend of Carrboro
Mayor Bob Drakeford, who also is black.
Other central North Carolina towns with
black mayors include Southern Pines and
FBI wiretaps are prohibited by law
, unless authorized by a federal judge.
Such court orders are usually kept secret
through court-imposed gag orders.
"At some point a decision was made by
the FBI that the National Conference of
Black Mayors was a threat to national
security," Cooper said.
"It's absolutely amazing that the FBI
would waste money and violate our rights
by ihvadingi privacy; We intend to
insure that black leaders do not have to
continue to suffer this kind of abuse,"
Cooper said the board would seek to
cooperate with other black groups to
determine the extent of the alleged abuses
and would retain a staff person to pursue
Cooper refused to' link FBI
surveillance to his own indictment in U.S.
District Court in Mobile, Ala. on
kickback charges. The federal indictment
charges Cooper with inducing a
contractor on city drainage projects to
purchase land for the benefit of Cooper
Three other black mayors currently are
under indictment on various charges,
according to conference host Drakeford.
Cooper said FBI surveillance was
discovered when one board member
gained access to his FBI file. He said it
contained evidence that other members
of the group had been investigated for at
least three years.
On another matter. Cooper said the
black mayors' group will continues to
urge' the Carter administration for
specific legislation to benefit small towns.
The National Conference of Black
Mayors works primarily to assist small
communities in gaining access to federal
funds. Cooper said. Most of its 176
members jcarhe from towns of fewer than
Most board members at, the two-day
meeting represented small towns in
Mississippi, Texas,. Ohio and South
Carolina. Mayors Maynard Jackson of
Atlanta, Walter Washington of
Washington ' and Richard Hatcher of
Gary, Ind., also members of the executive
board, did not attend.
rlotte lidpior friends
recruit student voters
By SUSAN LADD
Amid growing controversy between
pro and anti-liquor forces in
Charlotte, a pro-liquor group Friday
announced plans to shuttle students
registered in Mecklenburg but living
outside the county home to vote.
The Mecklenburg Mixed Beverage
Committee will provide rides to
Charlotte for students who are eligible
to vote in the Sept. 8 liquor
referendum but currently are
attending universities in Greensboro,
Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill
r Lloyd Scher, UNC graduate and
h college c.oord inator for th committee.
told a group at UNC that the student
vote could be crucial to the passage of
the referendum. Scher estimates that
3,200 to 3,500 registered voters of
Mecklenburg county are students in
the Triangle area. Also, Scher said,
surveys by WSOC radio and the
Charlotte Observer indicate tht the 1 8
to 35-year-old voter will comprise the
group that will pass the referendum.
Because it is a special referendum,
absentee ballots will not be accepted.
"We think it's very important that
we provide students with the
opportunity to vote on an issue that
will affect their county," Scher said.
Student coordinators on each
campus will put up posters listing their
phone numbers and arranging
car pools for students who want to go
to Charlotte to vote. Scher said that 68
students at N.C. State already have
signed up, although the school has a
football game the following day.
Scher estimated that 35-45 percent
of the college student voters of
Mecklenburg will return tQthe county
to vote. He added that some will come
from as far as Washington.
As Sept. 8 grows near, the
antagonism between the forces
increases daily. " Anti-liquor " leader
Henderson Belk alluded recently that
supporters of mixed drinks would b
"When you violate the spiritual law
of God, you pay the price," Belk said.
"You watch whoever's involved in the
campaign for, mixed drinks and see
what happens to them."
Belk named Joseph Kennedy, an
importer of Scotch whiskey, as an
example, pointing to the tragic deaths
of his three sons.
See LIQUOR on page 2
New Pope John Paul I
to keep PauVs spirit
Court favors UNC in Smith suit
VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope John
Paul I humbly pledged Sunday in his first
message to the world to follow the
programs of Pope Paul VI, and appealed
for "a new order" with more justice, a
more stable peace and more sincere
cooperation among peoples of the world.
In his first full day as pontiff, John
Paul, 65, looked out at 200,000 people
gathered to great him in St. Peter's
Square and told them: "I do not have
the wisdom or the heart of Pope John or.
the preparation or culture of Pope Paul.
But 1 am in their place. I must try to serve
the church. 1 hope you will help me with
He praised Pope Paul, who died Aug.
6 at age 80, as a "great and humble man.
"Our program will be to continue his,"
the new pope said.
Earlier, in a 30-minute speech in Latin
to the cardinals who Saturday elected
him the 263rd leader of the world's 700
million Roman Catholics, he pledged to
pursue the reformist policies of both his
immediate predecessors, Paul VI and
When one reporter referred to John
Paul as a conservative. Cardinal John
Dearden of Detroit said "I think you'll
have to get away form that conservative
label. It's too strong. I'd say he's very
Under reforms initiated by Pope Paul
See POPE on page 2
Mary Carroll Smith
By JIM HUMMEL
A federal court jury last week said thp
University did not practice age or
religious discrimination when it refused
to grant tenure to Mary Carroll Smith, a
43-year-old assistant professor of
The jury said discrimination was not a
factor and Smith's denial of a promotion
was based solely on her professional
performance during her three years at
Smith's $2.25 million lawsuit was filed
in 1976 after she was denied a contract
renewal by her tenured UNC Department
of Religion colleagues.
One part of Smith's complaint has not
been resolved. U.S. Middle District
Court Judge Eugene Gordon must decide
whether the plaintiff has been
discriminated against under Title VII of
the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law
dealing specifically with sexual
Smith said after the jury verdict was
announced that she will appeal the
decision if Gordon does not rule in her
"We still have a chance," Smith said.
"It's very important for women to bring
this type of case to a federal level."
Smith, a'Roman Catholic, was the first
woman to be appointed to an assistant
professorship in the religion department.1
She came to UNC in 1973 after receiving
degress from Trinity College, Boston
College and Harvard University.
She has accepted a teaching post at
Vassar College in New York to be a
visiting professor of religious history. Her
trial has no bearing on her teaching status
at UNC and will only determine damages.
Smith has been teaching at the
University under a federal court
injunction since August 1976, one month
after the case was filed in district court.
The injunction issued by the U.S. 4th
Circuit Court of Appeals prevented her
from being dismissed.
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Dcd' Carter pcirtts the Pizza Hut on Franklin Street
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By BETSY FLAGLER
Some have called him "an illiterate S.O.B.
Most folks just call him Dad.
W.F. Carter, born in a log cabin in
Tennessee, recently parked himself and his
motor home on Franklin Street to paint a
picture of the new Pizza Hut for a Chapel Hill
resident and talk with passersby.
"Who is this guy?" a youngster smaking
gum asked as he watched the artist who looked
like a misplaced cowboy. A wide-brimmed
hat.. Sideburns that almost meet under his
chin. A polyester vest and flowered shin .
Pointed leather boots.
"Just call me Dad," he said.
"I live mainly on the road in motor
homes," he said. A plaque on the door of his
motor home indicates his home base: Dad
Carter, Carter Country, Fort Meyers, Fla.
Carter Country is 'an orphanage Dad
started on a 4,000 acre ranch to give people of
all ages a home and a last name if they don't
happen to have a legitimate one.
"I seen thousands of people that needed
help that didn't need a welfare case. They
didn't need an insane asylum. All they needed
.was a daddy." he said.
Dad, who claims to have raised more than
500 children, has been on the road for 19
months after leaving his 1 8-year-old son to run
the orphanage. Traveling with him across the
country is a 19-year-old girl whose parents live
in Chapel Hill. She said Dad raised her, and
that she has lived at the orphanage since she
left her family, formerly of Florida, when she
was 13 years old.
"He's a wonderful man," she said as she
looked at Dad.
Dad can't read or write. "I'm mirror
minded (dyslexic). God is dog and dog is god,"
he explained. He was born without a palate
and since no one understood him he only
stayed in school for two years. Even then, he
said, he went to school only on days it was too
rainy to work.
He said he did not learn to talk until he was
36 years old. Now it's hard to keep him quiet.
He talked about painting pictures for Elvis
Presley, burning down the schoolhouse in his
hometown, starting a recording studio in
Memphis, scouting for country music talent,
sketching portraits of disc jockeys, riding the
rodeo circuit, taking care of children others
don't wanf, appearing on television and in
newspapers across the country "just because
he's stupid," earning no less than S i 00 a day by
painting and writing songs and, and more and
more and more.
Is he for real?
"When you've changed as many diapers as I
have, when you've stayed up late nights with
unwed mothers or held the 'hands of dying
ones, you know what realis," he said as he
stopped painting for a moment to reflect on
My idea of life is to share it. It doesn't
matter what you've got; unless you share it,
you've got nothing."
The kids at the ranch, IH put food in their
stomachs and a roof over their head but I
jyont tell them which God to believe in. A
preacher comes once a week but he don't have
a denomination." '
Rhyme and meter don't make much
difference to Dad. Common sense does. His
speech is a series of adages, a string of pearls.
"You can hire a man to kill you, but you
can't pay him enough to love you," said Dad,
who calls himself a "modern-day Pied Piper"
because of the stories he has told and the songs
he has sung.
Dad has left the orphanage and said he
( probably will not return. He's tired. His health
' is declining. The orphanage is controversial.
The neighbors don't like it and he's tired of
arguing with them. Hell let his son worry
about it now. He wants to travel, to paint to
share his life with folks who want to hear
about it. Before moving on to another
-sidewalk in another town, the Pied Piper
handed out one last pearl of advice: "Get up
and watch where you're going. You might
never be there again."