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Voluma 07, zzuq Mo. 0
Wednesday, February 6, 1930, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Students vote Tuesday afternoon on GPSF referendum
...but 15 percent guaranteed funding not certain
Fetzer gym completion
shifts from spring to fall
By LYNN CASEY
In a political maneuver designed to negate the effects
of a referendum approved Tuesday guaranteeing the
Graduate and Professional Student Federation 15
percent of graduate student activity fees, the Campus
Governing Council proposed Tuesday night a counter
referendum which would delete the 15-percent clause.
The originial referendum passed Tuesday by 65 votes
more than the required two-thirds margin, guaranteeing
the federation approximately $18,000 in graduate fees
each year and freeing it from responsibility for
petitioning the council to receive funds.
But in a proposal introduced by CGC Rep. Cathy
Lamb, the council moved late Tuesday to place a new
referendum before the student body which, if approved,
would remove the clause guaranteeing funds to GPSF.
Because CGC approved the referendum proposal
more than a week in advance of the Feb. 13 elections, the
referendum meets the six-day minimum waiting
requirement to be placed on the ballot in the general
student body elections. The bill suggested that the
Elections Board schedule the vote either Feb. 13 or 20.
Although the referendum approved Tuesday required
only a two-thirds vote for passage, the Feb. 13
referendum because it was proposed by CGC will be
required to pass only by a simple majority;
Lamb said she introduced the counter-referendum
proposal beacause of what she believed were
discrepancies in the voting process Tuesday.
The new referendum proposal was approved by the
required two-thirds margin of CGC. Only Federation
President Roy Rocklinand Student Body President J.B.
Kelly cast negative votes.
Several members of CGC who voted in favor of the
counter-proposal said they believed Tuesday's vote was
unfair because more polling sites were allocated to
graduate students than to off-campus undergraduates.
Although the results of Tuesday's vote have not been
certified officially by the student Elections Board,
Chairman F. Scott Simpson said he believed the voting
process to be valid. s
Rocklin said he believes it is unfair to make the
students vote again on the same issue. "The people have
spoken," he said.
Student Body President J.B. Kelly, who voted against
the counter-proposal Tuesday night, said he has the
power to veto the measure or to stall the referendum vote
by refusing to sign the measure for 10 days. Both the
student body president and the CGC speaker must sign a
bill within 10 days for it to take effect Kelly declined to
comment on whether he would employ such a measure,
If the originial amendment passed Tuesday stands, it
will take effect in the 1980-1981 academic year.
The federation proposed the amendment because it
believed its funding in past years had not been handled
properly by the CGC.
Federation President Roy Rocklin said passage of the
amendment would allow the federation to concentrate
on program content instead of budgeting.
The highest voter turnout was at the medical school
and law school ballot boxes both graduate student
districts. The law school district had 437 in favor and five
votes against. The medical school box had 417 in favor
to nine votes against.
See VOTE on page 2
By DALE JENKINS
Weather and construction delays have
forced the planning committee for the
new Fetzer gymnasium to reschedule the
building's completion date for October of
Jake Bryant, head of planning for the
new. gym, said the committee met last
week with all the contractors involved
and decided to postpone the targeted
completion date. The building had been
scheduled to. open this spring.
Recent bad weather and unanticipated
difficulties in building the facility were
the major factors in moving the date from
April to October, Bryant said.
The cost of the delays will be absorbed
by James D. Little Construction Co. of
Wilson, the general contractor for the
project rather than the University, Bryant
"Most of the materials are bought
when they sign the contract," he said.
"They also figure in an inflationary factor
for labor cost."
Despite the delays, Bryant said he is
pleased with the progress of the
"Little's is a first class contractor. He
doesn't want to sacrifice anything for
quality," he said.
"Ten years from now, no one will know
there was a six-month delay."
The gymnasium complex will have
handball and squash courts, a wrestling
and dancing area, two large gyms, a small
activity area, locker rooms and offices.
In jother construction on campus,
progress oh the new Central Library and
the east-side addition to the Carolina
Union is running on schedule despite the
Gordon Rutherford, UNC director of
planning, said that current progress is
within reach of the scheduled date of
completion for the new library.
The 29-month contract with T. A
Loving Co. of Goldsboro takes into
consideration the chance of bad weather
and has compensated for rain delays so
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Fetzer gym only construction project behind echedute
far, Rutherford said.
Any project of this size must be set up
to absorb minor delays such as bad
1 weather, he said.
The field office manager for T. A.
Loving Co. said the project was no more
than a week behind, if any.
"We've had rainy weather and it has
held us up some," he said. Naturally, the
mud has slowed things down."
T. A.' Loving Co. does not plan to
change the completion date and will
maintain its goal to have the library
finished by April 1982, company officials
Security Building Co. of Chapel Hill
also intends to meet its deadline and
complete the addition to the Carolina
Union by December of this year.
Luck, politicking needed to acquire grants
By CINDY BOWERS
In fiscal 1979, state and federal grants to Carrboro
provided money to improve parks and neighborhoods,
train personnel for criminal investigation and pay for
part of town planners salaries.
Most of the $448,601 worth of grants wouldn't have
come to Carrboro without a lot of time and effort, a little
luck and a little politicking, say Carrboro officials.
To be successful in stiff competition for state and
federal grants, a town must look for and take advantage
of grant opportunities, Carrboro Mayor Robert
Drakeford said recently.
"We've spent a lot of time and effort finding out where
the funding we need is," Drakeford said. "Then we spend
a decent amount of time and effort pursuing it.
"You get better at it the more you do it. It's 50 percent
luck; it's 15 percent political; the rest is technical
UNC in no danger
The town's grant income for 1978-1979 averaged
$44.86 for each of its 10,000 citizens. In comparison,
Chapel Hill, no stranger to successful grant applications,
received a per capita grant income of $25.23 for the same
period. Chapel Hill's total grant income for fiscal 1979
was more than $883,000.
The difference in per capita grant incomes between
two towns is the result of many factors, said John
Mandefille, a grants analyst with the state Department
of Human Resources.
"There are so many variables involved in the awarding
of a grant," he said. "Special demographic differences
and differences in the needs and aims of two towns could
be behind the difference (in grant incomes)." Drakeford
agreed that Carrboro's goals may differ from Chapel
Hill's. "Our aim is to provide more jobs, to attract
industry, to maintain a style of life," he said. "Chapel
Hill is a lot more wealthy than we are. We have a lot
more needs, I think."
Carrboro Alderman Doug Sharer said he feels that
Carrboro has been especially successful in procuring
grants for a town of its size. "I think we've gotten a lot
more than you would expect," he said. "The staff have
used their resources to bring a good amount of funding
to the town."
Carrboro's aggressive grant application program is
possible for a town of its size in large part because of
revenue brought to the town by the University's
presence, Drakeford said. This revenue helps to pay for
the administrative costs of applying and pushing for
Organization . is another key to a successful grant
application, Drakeford said. "Once we've identified
what our need is and what the available sources of
funding are, we come up with a plan of attack," he said.
Chapel Hill approaches the application process in a
somewhat different way. "Most of our grants
organization is decentralized," said Assistant Town
Manager Tony Hooper. Chapel Hill's various
departments usually deal with applications for funding
that concerns them, he said.
Enlisting support for the town's application is often an
important factor in the race for funding, Drakeford said.
"You've got 'to get other people senators and
congressmen saying that this grant would be good for
Se GRANTS on page 2
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By KAREN BARBER
Staff W riter
Although no one was named officially
to act as interim chancellor when former
UNC Chancellor N. Fere bee Taylor
stepped down Thursday, many of the
chancellor's duties apparently have fallen
on the shoulders of executive assistant
Claiborne S. Jones.
"I was asked last summer when he
(Taylor) was in the hospital to do
whatever needed to be done and I've been
asked to do that again," Jones said.
"Everything now is going along
smoothly as it did the time he had his
heart attack in June," Jones added.
Administrative assistant Diane Conley
said most of the business of South
Building has proceeded normally during
the past few days. "As far as everyone
here handling their, jobs, everyone is
doing them and meetings are going on as
scheduled," she said.
Taylor's successor is expected to be
named Fiiday when the UNC Board of
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Governors will meet to consider the
nominee presented by UNC President
William C. Friday. Friday will make his
choice from a list of three nominees:
Christopher C. Fordham III, UNC vice
chancellor for health affairs; Joel
Fleishman, vice chancellor of Duke
University; and Edward T. Foote II, dean
of the law school at Washington
University in St. Louis, Mo.
Meanwhile, the chancellor's office in
South Building is being painted in
preparation for its new occupant.
"The chancellor's office needed
painting and we decided this would be the
best time to do it since no one would be
occupying the office this week," Conley
.Enrollment decrease to hurt small schools
By JONATHAN RICH
Although recent studies say national college
enrollment could shrink by 15 percent in the next two
decades, schools in North Carolina will continue to
grow, state education planners said.
As the baby boom generation graduates, college
enrollment will shrink from 5 to 1 5 percent, resulting in a
golden age for students, the Carnegie Council on Policy
Studies in Higher Education recently predicted.
The council said it was quite likely that the nation's
3,000 colleges and universities would deteriorate in
quality, diversity, private initiative and research
The degree of enrollment decline depends on
demographic factors and the type of institution, Verne
Stadtman a member of the Carnegie Council, said
during a recent interview.
"Areas with a lot of out migration, such as the
Northeast and the Midwest, will be particularly
affected," Stadtman said.
These areas will also suffer due to the large number of
small liberal-arts colleges, he said. "A large group of less
selective liberal-arts colleges have always been fragile
institutions," Stadtman said. "Relatively small, they are
not able to attract more students by lowering admissions
standards." Such private institutions will face increased
problems in financing, he said.
State universities also will be hurt, Stadtman said.
Many operate under open admission policies and
therefore have no slack in their student pool, he said.
Colleges with graduate programs in academic fields will
see dwindling enrollment as prospects for academic
employment go down, he said.
Despite national trends, college enrollment in North
Carolina will continue to grow, said Roy Carroll, UNC
vice president for planning.
"The South is generally in a very advantageous place,"
Carroll said. "Due to the population shift from the
North to the Sunbelt region, the decline in college
enrollment for North Carolina is 6 percent below the
national average (of decline)."
Although Carroll said it was very difficult to make
accurate predictions of future college enrollment, he
pointed to factors that would negate the effects of a
national enrollment decline.
"The predicted 5 to 15 percent decline would be a
gradual one spanning two decades," Carroll said. "If the
optimistic figure is correct, the change would be
The Carnegie Council has predicted that a higher
proportion of older students, women, and minorities
will cushion the drop. Carroll said the number of
students within the 25 to 40 age bracket will increase by
almost a half million in the next decade.
Although high school enrollment reached a peak in
1979, keeping students from leaving high school could
significantly raise the college enrollment pool, Carroll
said. One-third of all high school students in North
Carolina drop out between the ninth and twelfth grades,
Some small, less selective liberal-arts colleges in rural
areas will face difficulties, Carroll said. But these
patterns already are present, and most of North
Carolina's private institutions will continue to be
competitive, he said.
According to Carroll, the future for the UNC system
looks promising. "Large institutions like UNC, N.C.
State University and UNC-Greensboro will not be
affected because, as major research centers, they are less
vulnerable," he said.
Although many state universities have practically
open admbsions and little surplus in their applicant
pool, they should maintain the same standards for
incoming freshmen, Carroll said.
"If they continue to provide efforts for student
retention and remedial help, and the development of
better facilities, they will have no difficulties," he said.
Due to the large population influx in urban areas,
especially of higher income families, many state
universities will continue to expand. Carroll said.
I ncreased population and higher enrollment percentages
have led to an average 3 percent increase in college
enrollment over the last decade.
Of all the state universities, the Chapel Hill campus
has the least to worry about, said Samuel Williamson,
dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. UNC b still
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6MA$HS 50 HARP
Indoor courts come to UNC
By ANN SMALLWOOI)
Sufi W riur
Carolina's first indoor tennis
facility, a 40-foot-high air-supported
bubble should be installed over the
two middle courts next to Boshamcr
Stadium by the end of March.
The contract for the $150,000
structure was awarded to a Lexington,
Ky., firm in mid-Icccmbcr, Thomas
Shumate, a consulting architect with
the University, said UNC Physical
Plant workers should begin preparing
the site for the bubble in the next few
The bubble U intended to be a
practice facility for the UNC tennis
teams, said Associate Athletic
Director Mover Smith. But UNC
students will have acccv to the facility
at certain times for a nominal fee.
UNC men's tennis couch Doq
Skakle said the new car-anund
practice space should help in
"f or all the good prospects, their
first question after they see our
campus is 'Where are your indoor
courtsT" Skakk said. "All the
northern schools have indoor
facilities now we will too."
Skakle said he had been trying for at
least 10 of his 22 years at UNC to et
protected courts and considered the
bubble a welcome addition to
Carolina's 5 1 -court collection.
"The University finally realized that
you don't have to have golden walls
and a cedar roof to ptay tennis in the
winter," he said. "You juvt have to
keep out the cold air and the water."
The only other Atlantic Coast
Conference school with indoor tennis
courts are Wake Forest and Virginia,
although movt teams try to make use
of nearby private facilities, Skakle
said In bad weather live UNC pbyer
See BUBBLE on peg 2