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Copyright The Daily Tsr Heel 1932
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume Spt issue ffi
Thursday, September 9, 1982
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NewsSport Art 962-0245
CGC approves auctions of summer ' council
By ALISON DAVIS
It was almost as if the summer Campus Govern
ing Council never existed.
Upon reconvening for the fall school session, the
full CGC reduced the summer council's actions to a
bill and approved it by consent. Just like that.
By voting in favor of the bill, each CGC member
present approved $950 in allocations for social ex
penditures. According to Student Government
treasury laws, the CGC cannot make allocations for
social expenditures, except for special cir-.
cumstances. No comments, no arguments, no ques
tions. "The actions of the summer council cannot be
undone,' Student Body President Mike
Vandenbergh said following the meeting. "I think
the council realizes the futility of discussing actions
after the fact."
The fall approval of the summer CGCs actions is
"just a procedural matter," according to CGC
Finance Committee Chairperson Charlie Madion
(District 23). "It kind of holds them (the summer
CGC) accountable" for their actions, he said.
But subjecting the actions of the summer CGC to
full council does not provide the system of checks
and balances that it was intended to. Because the
money allotted this summer (a total of $1,500) had
already been spent, the CGC had to accept the bill.
Both before and after the meeting Tuesday,
several council members said they did not approve
of many of the summer CGCs actions or of the
way the council was structured.
"I think the summer CGC probably will have to
be taken care of," said CGC member Diana Baxter
(District 8). "What happened this summer
shouldn't happen again."
Baxter said social expenditures were among the
actions which should not occur again. The summer
CGC allotted a total of $950 to sponsor two nights
of free bowling for summer school students and a $1
all-campus supper in the Pit.
The summer CGC spent a great deal of time
arguing about the social bills. Several council
members said the CGC should leave social activities
to the Carolina Union. Others argued that an all
campus event was the only way to give summer
students a return on their Student Activities Fees.
Summer CGC Finance Committee Chairperson
Dan Bryson (District 18), who served as the entire
finance committee for most of the summer,
presented the bills to the council and argued in favor
of them. But in an interview in August, Bryson said
the CGC should not make such expenditures.
"What we did is not the job of the CGC,"
Bryson said. "But a council should be set up to do
things like that in the summer."
The summer CGC has proved that it should not
be in the business of making social expenditures. Of
the $950 the council allotted itself for social ac
tivities, $610 was spent on the all-campus lunch in
The summer CGC had several problems planning
the lunch. The council originally approved an allot
ment of $291 for the meal. The bill to sponsor the
meal described it as an all-campus hotdog supper.
Following the summer council's approval, the meal
was changed to a lunch. The CGC never voted on
CGC speaker Bobby Vogler (District 14) said the
council did not have to approve the change because
it was not listed under the actual action clause. But
the change affected the total bill: more people came
to the meal and it cost more than the CGC had an
ticipated. The food served at the lunch was more elaborate
than the CGC had planned. The summer
Tar Heel reported that ARA director Howard
Southerland rejected the $292 because it was not
enough to cover the meal. Southerland told the
CGC that ARA would pay for the rest of the meal,
the Tar Heel reported.
In a meeting after the lunch, Bryson suggested the
council reimburse ARA for its losses. But neither
Bryson nor ARA produced any document outlining
the cost of the meal. Vogler said no council member
saw a written estimate from ARA.
"We didn't ruin this in an appropriate
businesslike manner because we didn't know what
the hell we were doing," Bryson told the summer
The summer CGC allotted an additional $318 to
reimburse ARA. Members argued about the expen
diture, but they approved it anyway. They didn't
have much choice.
The inept handling of the all-campus meal this
summer has brought the CGC four late funding re
quisitions. An organization incurs a late requisition
when it fails to file the proper forms with the Stu
dent Activities Fund Office before spending money.
If the CGC receives a fifth late requisition, its funds
will be frozen. The summer council has not set
much of an example for campus organizations to
Several CGC members said they would like to see
the summer CGC restructured. Vogler suggested
possible residence area elections to provide the sum
mer CGC with more members. Vandenbergh said
the CGC should reassign people to its committees in
order to insure that no fewer than three CGC
members serve on the Finance Committee.
While elections might not be feasible, restructur
ing the CGC committees certainly is. By adding
more people to the summer CGC Finance Commit
tee, the summer CGC could prevent further power
abuses by small committees or heads of committees.
But the council cannot correct the problems of the
summer CGCs structure by tacitly approving its ac
tions. Until members of the CGC talk, question and
argue about the council, it will remain a problem for
many CGCs to come.
approves mew airport
By CONNIE FOUST
Orange County Commissioners ap
proved construction of a new airport in the
The proposed Midway Airport has been
the subject of controversy since the fall of
1930. Occupying 232 acres of land nine
miles west of Carrboro in Bingham
Township, the airport would consist of a
5,000 feet runway and hangar space for
In granting a special-use permit, the
commissioners set certain stipulations with
which the airport developers must comply .
before construction begins. These stipula
tions include fire safety provisions, limited
commercial use, restrictions on jet aircraft
and proper maintenance service.
Also, the developers must have control
of the height of objects in a 5,000 feet area
known as the approach departure zone,
and airport construction must begin one
year from the date the permit was issued,
or the permit will be revoked.
Lee Mehler of Pelloquin Associates,
architect for the proposed airport, said
Midway will meet all of the commissioners
restrictions except the condition requiring
the owners to control 5,000 feet at the end
of approach departure zones.
"This far exceeds the FAA (Federal
Aviation Administration) or anything
else," he said. "No airport, at least not in
eastern North Carolina, controls that
amount of land."
Mehler said the FAA requires only
1,000 feet at the end of runways, but ap
parently a deficiency exists in the zoning
ordinance and the commissioners did not
feel 1,000 feet was adequate protection.
"It's a major problem," he said. "It's
very difficult to get that sort of easement
of that area. There's a wedge a mile long,
then 250 feet at the end of the mile."
Commissioner Don Willhoit and Susan
Smith of the Orange County Planning
Department said neither the architect nor
the developer voiced any opposition to the
condition at the meeting. Therefore, the
stipulation stands unless the developers
choose to take legal action to remove it,
However, Willhoit said the developer
could ask the commissioners for an
amendment to their permit if necessary.
Fred Hazard, agent for Buck Mountain
Development Group, which is planning
Midway Airport, said that no decision
would be made about the stipulation until
the developers received a written docu-
ment of all the commissioners' conditions.
Members of the Chapel Hill Coalition
for Airport Planning said that Midway
would be a good alternative to university
owned Horace Williams Airport, which
has - proved a danger to surrounding
schools in that area.
. Although the Horace Williams problem
may have brought added pressure for ap
proval, the commissioners said it was not a
vital factor in their decision.
"I did not make a valued judgment,"
Commissioner Shirley Marshall said. "A
lot of pressure was put on a valued judg
ment because Horace Williams should be
closed. We have created an airport and
made strict regulations to ensure the land
use plans of that area keeping Bingham
Township a residential and agricultural
Ga. man gets 20 years
for biting female buns
The Associated Prat
ATLANTA John Thomas
Harmon, an Atlantan with a long
criminal record and a penchant for
biting and kissing the buttocks of
women he doesn't know, is back in
jail again this time on a 20-year
Harmon, 23, who also uses the
name Jonathan Chirunga, pleaded
guilty last month to two counts of
aggravated assault for kissing the
buttocks of one woman and biting
the pelvic area of another outside
the Candler Park MARTA station
in July 1981.
DeKalb Superior . Court Judge
Hilton Fuller said he imposed the
20-year sentence on Harmon last
week because oi iu iuiig juvenile
and adult criminal record.
"This is a pitiful case," Fuller
wrote in his sentencing order. "Mr.
Harmon has needed and does need
help... I do not understand why
Mr. Harmon does what he does;
nor could I begin to know what, if
anything, can be done to help him.
"So long as Mr. Harmon walks
the streets in his current condition,
he represents a serious threat to
society," Fuller said.
Harmon now is awaiting trial on
a charge of simple battery in Fulton
County for allegedly kissing the but
tocks of a woman walking in front
of Peachtree Center last March.
Since his first arrest at age 15 for
simple battery, Harmon has been
convicted more than a dozen times.
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Carrboro Mayor Robert Drakeford points out a problem
he has solved many of the small city's difficulties during his tenure
By ALAN MARKS
A former Carrboro resident re
turned from Atlanta recently to
visit the quiet, little town he had
left 10 years earlier. He was as
tounded at the changes that had
taken place he no longer recog
nized the place.
The mill village protruding from
Chapel Hill's west side now had an
extensive bus system, bike paths, a
new fire station, one of the largest
community parks in central North
Carolina, new land development
and many road improvements.
None of this existed until six
.years ago, when Bob Drakeford
was elected Mayor of Carrboro.
Drakeford was touted as an "ac
tivist mayor" when first elected in
1977, and that label has proven to
be an appropriate one as the Carr
boro businessman nears the half
way point of his third term in of
fice. His talent at channeling state
and federal funds into the town has
helped to put Carrboro onto the
map and prevented local residents
from footing the bill for the needed
improvements and services that
were non-existent before he took
"I got elected the first time as an
activist mayor," he said. "A mayor
to bring funds into Carrboro.
"I thought it was criminal that
we were sending money to Raleigh
and Washington and not getting
See DRAKEFORD on page 4
But salaries are now frozen
UNC professors have highest state salary average
By LISA PULLEN
Professors at UNC earned higher average salaries than
professors at any other of the state's public and private
colleges during 1981-82, according to a nationwide study
However, UNC administration officials say the picture
painted by those figures is less than rosy.
The salary figures showed that full professors at UNC
earned an average of $41,500 in 1981-82. Associate pro
fessors earned an average of $29,500 during that time and
assistant professors and instructors earned an average of
$24,300 and $21,000, respectively. The figures are compil
ed annually for the American Association of University
Professors and were published in the Sept. 1 edition of
The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The next highest average salaries in the state were at
UNC-Greensboro, where full professors earned an
average salary of $38,500. At Duke University, their
counterparts earned an average of $38,100. Full pro
fessors at North Carolina State University earned an
average of $38,100 and at Wake Forest University,
- But University officials are less than pleased with the
salary levels throughout the UNC system. This past year,
the North Carolina Legislature froze the salaries of UNC
system faculty members and other state employees.
"The data are a year old," said Art Padilla, associate
vice president for academic affairs for the UNC system.
"We were in good shape a year ago. This year we are not
in good shape."
Raymond Dawson, vice president for academic affairs
for the UNC system, said the figures reflected the average
salaries for 1981-82, including the 5 percent cost of living
increase that went into effect in January. "With that in
crease, most University institutions had a good showing,"
he said. "For example, Fayetteville State University,
Elizabeth City State University, Pembroke State Universi
ty, UNC-Asheville and UNC-Wilmington were all in the
top quintile (top 20 percent). '
"We are receiving no increase for 1982 and 1983 and we
are not allowed to use non-state funds," Dawson said. We
are going to lose all of the gains indicated in the A.A.U.P.
Some UNC officials and faculty members are worried
that UNC will not be able to maintain the present quality
of its faculty or attract highly qualified faculty members in
"We are not on a competitive basis with universities
that are in our league," said Doris Betts, chairman of the
UNC Faculty Council. "We don't pay that well to keep
attracting to people here."
Dawson said that the high salary figures for UNC
reflected endowments, contracts and grants that help
finance professors' salaries. In addition to the salary
freeze, legislators have prohibited the use of such non
state funds by the 16-campus UNC system.
In an Aug. 23 memo to faculty and staff members,
Chancellor Christopher C. Fordham III described the
"regrettable inability of the State to provide salary ad
justments. "Among other things, our national recruiting posture is
seriously weakened," the memo stated. "This is especially
painful when many of our private college colleagues, with
the help of increased state money, achieved broad salary
UNC-system administration officials are hoping for a
salary increase in the future, Padilla said. "That hope is
contingent on the economy. So far, the reports from
Raleigh on revenue conditions are not encouraging. We
can keep our fingers crossed," he said.
UNC President William C. Friday is expected to lobby
the state legislature for such an increase and for permis
sion to use non-state funds to supplement faculty salaries,
officials have said.
The UNC system is financed through state funds
allocated by the legislature. "The University (system)
budgets are enrollment driven. For each additional 14Vi
students who enroll, the University will get one additional
faculty position," Padilla said.
- The University system's Board of Governors allocates
See SALARY on page 4