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The Carter administration received
what it called a substantive new message
from Iran Thursday on terms for freeing
the 52 American hostages. But officials
said they could not predict it would lead
to an agreement.
Although officials earlier had
reported positive movement, Jack
Cannon, a State Department
spokesman, said of the new message:
"It warrants close and intensive
study, which is now. being undertaken
both by the American delegation in
Algiers and officials in Washington.
"Until we have an opportunity to
evaluate the Iranian, response, we cannot
predict whether it will enable the parties '
to resolve their remaining differences."
The reply was to a U.S. proposal that
basically would swap billions of dollars
of unfrozen Iranian assets for the
hostages' freedom. The contents of the
message, which was delivered through
Algerian intermediaries, were not made
Significantly, a statement referred to
the Iranian response as substantive. This
means it goes beyond technical details to
deal with the merit of the terms.
In London, a Western diplomat who
took part in a , meeting with Ahmed
Azizi, the Iranian prime minister's aide
in charge of the hostage issue, was
quoted by CBS News as saying Azizi
spoke in negative tones about the
chances of resolving the hostage issue
. The unnamed Western diplomat was
reported to have said Iran's answer
seems still to be very difficult for
Washington to accent because it is too
far away from the original American
Tehran Radio quoted the chief
Iranian negotiator on the hostage issue
as saying Thursday that if the United
States does not deposit an adequate
, .amount Of money in Aharia ."by the end .
. of office hours Friday, the situation will
It reported Behzad Nabavi also said
the United States has "undertaken to
transfer" all of Iran's frozen assets to
Algeria "before the hostages are
The statement came just hours after
the radio station said Iran's final reply
was delivered in Algiers, Algeria, to
Warren Christopher, the chief U.S.
negotiator seeking to win the release of
the 52 captives.
Iran's official Pars news agency
quoted Nabavi as saying, "The Iranian
government's view is that the U.S.
government has only up to the end of
business tomorrow, Friday, to carry out
a really practical step in connection with
the transfer of Iran's agreed deposits to
the central bank of a third country.
"Should there be no action to this end
by the end of business hours tomorrow,
the circumstances will radically change
from the standpoint of the Iranian
Tehran is 814 hours ahead of Eastern
The Tehran Radio broadcast, which
interrupted a regular news program, said
Iran gave its reply a week ago to the
latest U.S. proposal for freeing the
captives, held since Nov. 4, 1979, when
Iranian militants overran the U.S.
Embassy in Tehran.
The Iranians asked for their frozen
assets to be deposited in Algeria before
the hostages were freed, the radio report
said. The United States has previously
said the money would be deposited at
the same ti.r.e the hostages were freed.
Seo HOSTAGE on pcQ3 2
William C. Friday
' By. KATIIERINE LONG
. Staff Writer
Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., a Washington civil rights lawyer
who has brought charges of segregation against numer
ous state systems of higher education, said this week
that North Carolina has not been able to bring the
16-campus UNC system into compliance with the
Department of Education because of UNC President
William Friday. ;
"Friday has made no ef fort to bring higher education
in North Carolina into the 20th century of education,"
Rauh said. "When they (the Department of Education)
tried to get him to make accommodations, he refused."
Rauh said other states have been able to make
accommodations that have been acceptable to the
Department of Education. "They promised to set up
different courses or put more money into certain
programs," he said. ' '
Kentucky and Missouri received word from the
Education Department Thursday that their systems still
had traces Of unconstitutional racial segregation and
Ohio is expected to receive a similar notice next week.
. The states of Alabama, Delaware, South Carolina and
West Virginia received such messages last week, while
Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi and North Carolina .
continued various stages of litigation over desegrega
tion disputes, v , : -
But Friday said North Carolina was different from
other states involved in the dispute.
"It's a fact that North Carolina over" 80 years ago
tried to provide educational opportunities for
minorities," he said. To do this, the state set up five
predominantly black institutions instead of one. "The
fact that they (the state) did more than anyone else
compounds its problems," he said.
The administrative proceeding against UNC, which
was recessed in the fall after the government presented
. its last witness, will resume Feb. 17 when the University
begins presenting witnesses.
Friday visited Sen. Jesse Helms in Washington
Wednesday to review the case. The president said the
meeting was very beneficiaL 'No doubt he (Hdms) fully
supports the Universitys position," Friday said.
Friday said that since the desegregation dispute has
spread to other states and threatens to involve still
See FRIDAY on paaa 2
FnTcd FOCDimi silt ih.Q imm
By DIANE LUPTON
, Staff Writer
Graduating seniors who have waited
until now to reserve rooms for their
parents and friends for commencement
weekend are finding there is no room zi
The three largest motels in Chapel Hill
all are booked for the weekend of May
15-17, according to their managers. Two
smaller motels are not taking any reser
vations for the commencement weekend
until April. .
The Carolina Inn, University Motor
Inn and Holiday Inn, with a total of 358
rooms, are booked for the May 17 com
mencement. Watts Motel and the Tar
Heel Motel, with about 25 rooms each,
are not accepting reservations until early
in April, their booking clerks said.
Holiday Inn manager Herb Jacob said
his motel was full May 15-17, since he
started accepting commencement week
end reservations Jan. 1. Jacob said he
allowed each party to reserve only two
rooms, because people had reserved tod
many rooms for past commencements.
"He saidXld riot -expect "aS many 'can
cellations this year because of the new
policy. - .; '
The Carolina Inn was filled for com
mencement long ago, according to Pauline
McGert, a booking xlerk. McGert said
she did not expect cancellations to open .
up any more rooms for the weekend.
VWe're really sold solid," she said.
The University Motor Inn was full for
commencement by late November, said
Tony Hyde, a reservations clerk. "It's
always one of the busiest weekends of
the year," he said. t
Many students were caught off guard
by the tight hotel situation.
Kelly Banks, a senior from Spindale,
said he had tried in vain to find a place
for his parents to stay during the week
end. "They're all booked up," he said.
"I don't know what I'll do."
One out-of-state senior said she may
have to play hostess to her mother,
father and younger brother in her two
bedroom apartment during the
There are still some vacant motels in
Durham, however. Duke University has
its commencement the weekend before
UNC's, May 8-10, and three Durham
motels contacted said they still had
rooms available. Clerks at the Cricket
Inn and Carolina-Duke Motor Inn off
Interstate 85 and Sleepy Time Inn on
TOupel I lill Boukvardl repsrtidmany-..
" vacancies. ' '
The Colonial Inn in Hillsborough has
three rooms which have not yet been
reserved for commencement weekend, a
clerk there reported.
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TUNC groups ml
By nOCIIELLE RILEY
If Congress were ruled by some UNC student, Jan. 15 would
have been declared a national holiday on Thursday. .
Several organizations including the Rally for Justice
Committeei the - Black .Student' Movement-and vthe;-UNC
School or' Public Health held commemorative services, a vigil
and other ceremonies honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King
Jr., a national black leader who was slain on April 4, 12 years
ago. Carrboro Mayor Bob Drakeford proclaimed Jan. 15,
1981, Martin Luther King Day.
At a vigil at noon Thursday in the Pit, law student Vernon
Russell criticized the government for not making Jan. 15 a
"Congress looks at it as an economic strain," he said. "But
making Martin Luther King's birthday a holiday would be
integrating the calendar and history as well."
Russell said the significance of the '60s movement had died
down on university campuses.
"The whole '60s movement was about respect and dignity,"
he said. 4tWliat iiliappcning-tiy the umversitkVts that people
mix without mixing ideas. There's a very reduced level of
--. Vernon added that in some cases people did not integrate at all.
See KING on page 2
Freeze puts Chapel Hill on thin ice
By RACHEL PERRY
Icy roads and sidewalks in Chapel Hill and
Carrboro caused traffic problems and injuries
for residents Thursday morning.
Chapel Hill police reported 22 minor traffic
accidents, and bus service was suspended for
three hours after a bus on the L route ran off
the road shortly after '7 a.m. Also, Chapel
Hill-Carrboro schools were closed all day
because of the slick roads.
At least two UNC students were injured
when they slipped and fell on ice-glazed
sidewalks near their Foxcroft apartments.
Carnille Taylor, a junior from Atlanta, was
admitted to the Student Health Service infirm
ary after she fell and broke her leg on the
sidewalk in front of her apartment. "It isn't
very exciting,' Taylor said. "I will probably
be on crutches for 5-6 weeks."
Taylor said she met another woman from
Foxcroft at the N.C. Memorial Hospital
emergency room w ho had injured her back in i
a similar fall. A hospital spokesman said more
than a dozen people were treated in the
emergency room Thursday morning for'
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'Today was probably the busiest accident-related day we've
had in three years of operation. We sent out 22 ambulances
between 5:30 a.m. and noon.9 n , , .
Chapel Hill Transportation Director Bob
Godding said bus service was resumed at 10
a.m., although buses were rerouted the rest of
the day. i
"I have never seen this weather situation
before Godding said. "It rained during the
evening, but didn't freeze up until about 7:30
a.m. The road hazards were not really
occurring until then, when everybody was
already out on the road. That situation makes
things a lot more dangerous.
Godding said buses were already in service
when the roads iced over. "We had one bus
accident over on Rolling Road on South Lake
Shore (the L bus route); a hilly, twisting
road, he said. "The bus slid off the road into
The driver was treated for head and back
injuries, but the single passenger was
uninjured, Godding said. The tow truck sent
outrto pick up the wrecked bus also wrecked
when it ran into the rear of another tow truck,
. he added. : ;
Master Officer Marvin Clark of the Chapel
Hill Police Department cited 22 ice-related
, traffic accidents Thursday morning.
"Four of the accidents were with injuries,
and the other 18 occurred without passenger
injuries, Clark said. "There was just enough
ice to keep it slick. No one really knows how
to drive on ice; there isnt much you can do
except drive slowly and carefully, he said.
Detailed reports of the accidents were not
available Thursday night.
Ben Callahan of the Chapel Hill Police
Department said that all the main roads into
Chapel Hill were tied up by vehicles involved
. in ice-related accidents. Callahan cited
accidents on Highway 54 from Raleigh, near
the 15-501 bypass to Durham, and also on
N.C. 86 from Hillsborough. Accidents also
were reported on winding, shady residential
roads such as Lake Shore Drive and Umstead
"Today was probably the busiest accident
related day we've had in three years of
operation, said Bobby Baker, director of
communications for Orange County, the
network which dispatches the Orange County
"We sent out 22 ambulances between 5:30
a.m. and noon, he said. "Our average is
usually 18 within 24 hours. Volunteer
personnel had to be called in to handle the
overflow of accidents. Baker said.
Clyde Jones, chief of the Orange County
Rescue Squad, said the high accident rate was
"pretty typical for this kind of ice.'
"This was an unusual weather situation,"
he said. "If peop!e know about the ice ahead
of time, they generally drive more slowly. The
ice appeared to be thawed in several &hady
spots today those were the real danger
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Cy KATIIY PITMAN -
RALEIGH Gov. Jim Hunt, stressing the past
achievements of North Carolina, outlined ' his '
strategy for future accomplishments in his state of
the state address to the new General Ass-mtly
"Let us pk J2? that cur a-tnia this year mil be to
cpc.i the doors of economic opportunity to t'l
North Ccrc'inians," Hunt sid.
It: pre -cr.teJ the joint leiihtive sestum with hi$
pfcCjjd bud jet, vr;ih Ke deJii.'vd & L
ccr.fc!nfn3 programs to attract h.h-pavlns Industry
to tl.e state and to Improve education ar.Jhi;.h-sii'.I
"W: must vut cut the ft. hut build the musd V
Ifur.t i:vJ, referring to a pew wave of fiscal Ruaerity.
Hislesn bu-J.-et propc-' i--ctud?d the elimination
cf 1,(02 j.::s trcnVth: stut: r--y'c!!. eu!J
r;:c..n a tau;:; cf $!3 miiiicn in series p;:J i f tax
. However, the plan &ho czlU f-r a lM tiulUcn
p.ty rul'c for tfh:r f ititecr: ;'j)tt, crc:
in i-vie v.e cf ;.l c?ut 4 j I.
ll:A luppitt Jhiv ttr.'fry for a "lr;- cf l.:':T
trl f ; o ... r c v" ty f vj-rco.ins i corwtfn for thf
r-...:h cf fv v-i-t!i CnO-roi,
"Let us commit ourselves in this General Assemt!y
to perhaps the biggest and most important goal we
have ever set to he'p every child in North Carolim
graduate from hih school," Hunt said.
I !e stressed that In order to develop cconomicaHy, it
was essential that North Carolinians be given equal
cppcrtur.ity md that this be enforced by state law.
"It is h'h time that wives in North Carolina
Vkho v oik as equal partners on farms, in businesses
zr.d in the home be treated equitably in the distri
bution of marital property," he ss.id. "They helped
earn it, and they should hzxe in it fairly."
Hunt aLo rave his support to a I'ir employment
till that would V" e the government the authority
to resolve complaints of hirin; discrimination.
"V.'e muit guarantee that our system cf justice is
fair to minoritis," he said.
Hunt's Ions speech, running 45 minutes, as
diUverei to a jammed state House chamber.
Lcadir Hunt supporters 2nd administration of
n.ials LileJ the gallery, end Hcu-.e and Senate
men; Vers dong uith u'zi pf the state Supreme
Court and Court cf Appeals were crowded cnto tlz
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"We should 'target high-wage, hiih-growth in
dustries like miaroelectrcnics," he said. "This is the
information revolution and it has hit the world with
the impact of a second industrial revolution. We can
ride that wave to build a more prcpercus economy
and become a more productive state."
- Hunt spoke only briefly about the money troubles
of the highway program outlined in his budget and
said he would not recommend his solution to the
shortage cf hl-nway money until spring.
His "speech began by touching cn the problems
North Carolinians have faced: the "most serious
problems sir.:: tv.e Deprer.an 50 )rs r:.o per
si.tcnt econ-.nia handicaps, law per ceri inecr.e,
tao mueh r - --ty a-J r.ct encu H good ja: s."
1 1 . ' o. v or. i. .' rrrv; r : J 1 J t.n-.n l rp; - .
L;.Ld:. d a L: r '.. - e l.:n he e;:n vt..ed l'
s.rrart far ti a tlfsJ Hi. bis AerJ.ar.!.
1 ! r.t f ooo J s ev eral t..r, rs cn t.4 e Lr p - c f 'be
v h cf f.b.h Ca:. oa. It; r V tl eir ir
r-r.,r,;e i.i ti r i!,-.;l :r "t cf h.h !:.! !-o;y .
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. Otins improvements . m students te-.t scores and
prai;ins teachers for focuoin on the bavic skills, Hunt
urged the as.xmt!y to "reduce clavs sues in grade
four through sa from one teacher for every 30 students
to cnc.tcachcr for 25." -
Huntf propy.ad budget provides SIS million for
traininj equ'pmar.t and prrrjam? for the North
or3 Sv0C'i of Scirfc.c .r tt c r ru.! ..
Hunt said in order to cohieve the l:Ji t.xhvd ;y
future for North Carcbni The L';.l.er..:y cf ; rth
Carolina system muit be rru in talned.
"It is nxxi tl an ja .t an cd i.v.on J crrrf; a" he
said, "lie L'r..cr.i:y cf N.:tii CVrc ' "4 f.d all f i's
campuicj are the ror i'tfi.:. n f,-r :i.
engineers, mrd.. J ft .. -heri v J c ei top f.-c;!e in
their cccn r.';fj:.."
I h vdl the Univervty system w as the ley to atfraei
in hlah-techrxajy ind-.try to Umh Ou'Cui.-
it w dl U b vain, if e b r-t c;-.-n ilxn
for fo!J portio;r- H ar uxkxy by U - i c-r
ci'iirns," he said. 'lxt ut make erasfraruvfrd i
d it the tolbdy cf Ik, M -rto" U.th-er Kir- Jr."
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