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Attorney General quits
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON William French
Smith, the multimillionaire corporate
lawyer who directed sweeping changes in
the Department of Justice and served as a
close personal adviser to President
Reagan, has resigned as attorney general,
administration sources said Sunday.
The sources, who spoke on condition
they not be identified by name, said it ap
peared that a leading candidate to suc
ceed Smith was presidential counselor
Edwin Meese III.
The sources said Smith was not
pressured to leave, but he had simply
decided that after three years in office it
was time to go. They said he felt he had
accomplished his major goals.
The 66-year-old attorney general, who
reversed civil rights, antitrust and
criminal enforcement policies which had
stood through four previous administra
tions, kept his plans to himself almost un
til the last minute.
The sources said Meese told Reagan of
his intention in a one-on-one meeting in
the Oval Office on Wednesday. Even on
Sunday, Smith had not advised assistant
attorneys general at the Justice Depart
ment of his plans. Reports of his resigna
tion caught even some of Smith's closest
friends by surprise.
During the Oval Office meeting,
Reagan told Smith, who was Reagan's
personal lawyer for many years, that the
Cabinet post was his as long as he wanted
it, the sources said.
Reagan, returning to the White House
from his Maryland mountaintop retreat
in time to watch the Super Bowl on televi
sion, dodged reporters' questions about
Smith and a poiW nvrr TVipr'
only one thing on my mind: the football
game," Reagan said.
The sources said they expected Reagan
to formally announce the resignation.
Meese was out of Washington on Sun
. day and could not be reached for com
ment on the possibility of succeeding
Smith. His spokesman, Jim Jenkins, also
could not be reached for comment, as
telephone calls to his home went
Smith is an intimate friend of Reagan
and was a member of the old Reagan
"Kitchen Cabinet" until the president
brought him into his official inner circle
as attorney general.
One sign of his influence with Reagan
came in the appointment of Sandra Day
O'Connor as the first woman to the
Supreme Court. O'Connor was Smith's
selection, and sources said as the time
that he prevailed over the president's
closest White House aides, including
Meese, whose first choice was a man.
Smith was perhaps proudest of the at
tention and changes he brought in the
area of criminal enforcement, particular
ly against drug traffickers. He brought
the FBI into the fight against illegal
drugs, making it a partner with the Drug
Enforcement Administration. This move
had been studied by prior administra
tions, but they had shied from making the
During the time between the 1980 elec
tion and Reagan's inauguration, Smith
chaired the Kitchen Cabinet's personnel
task force, which selected the key
members, of the administration. Many of
them like Smith were longtime
members of Reagan's informal group of
friends and advisers.
Monday, January 23, 1984The Daily Tar Heel3
forum From page 1
, , DTHLarry Childress
Gubernatorial candidates Tom Gilmore, Rufus Edmistenand Eddie Knox participate in adebateat the Carolina
Union on Saturday. Other candidates who participated were Jimmy Green, John Ingram and Robert Hannon.
Knox, Edmisten, Gilmore and Hannon said
they would support ratification of the Equal
Rights Ammendment in the future, while
Green and Ingram said the issue should be
.dEalth with by holding a statewide referendum
and leaving it to the citizens. Green, an ERA
opponent, said he felt he had done more for
women in North Carolina than a federal ERA
ever would, citing his appointments of women
and blacks to committees. "I support equal
rights for everybody," Green said.
State funding of abortions drew mixed
response, with Gilmore, Knox and Edmisten
favoring funding, despite personal reserva
tions. Green said that he supported abortion
only in the case of rape and incest to the
woman but that he opposed state funding for
the service. Ingram said he supported women's
rights but opposed abortion, adding, however,
that it was not fair for the rich, and not the
poor, to have protection of the law. Hannon
did not take a stand on the issue but said he
favored women's rights.
The six solicited the support of voters, while
Hannon predicted victory in the May 8 pri
mary. "With all these white candidates in the
race, that'll split the vote, and I will wm."
Firm establishes business school professorship
By DICK ANDERSON
The national accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney will
establish a professorship at UNC's School of Business
Administration. ' '
"It's the first endowed professorship that is
designated for the accounting faculty," said John P.
'Evans, dean of the School of Business Administration.
Evans said that the Ernst & Whinney Professorship
would be supported by gifts from 14 UNC alumni who
are partners in the Cleveland, Ohio-based firm. But he
stressed that it will be eight years before the full amount
of money is raised. .
"It's actually up to them; it depends on how rapidly
they raise the money," Evans said. Before the full
amount is received, some of the money raised from con
tributions will be used to support research, Evans said.
"So there will be some (immediate) benefit," he said.
"UNC is regarded as one of our top recruiting
schools," said R. Horace Johnson, a partner with Ernst
& Whinney in Raleigh and one of the UNC alumni who
set up the gift.
Johnson, a 1967 UNC graduate, said that he and his
fellow alumni had close ties to UNC, "and we were just
wanting to give something back to the school because of
all they've given us."
"The firm was really supportive of the idea,"
Johnson said. In establishing the professorship, Ernst &
Whinney will match dollar-for-dollar the contributions
of its member partners, Johnson said.
"We believe it will be beneficial. The gift will hopeful
ly attract a top-notch professor in accounting, which, in
turn, will be beneficial to the accounting field," Johnson
The accounting department at UNC has 14 faculty
members. Evans estimated that approximately one-third
of the school's 900 business majors are concentrating in
the field of accounting.
The professorship is "a tribute to the imagination of the
individuals and the firm responsible for it," Evans said.
Ernst & Whinney partners from Charlotte, Raleigh,
Winston-Salem, Dallas, Pittsburgh, New York,
Washington, D.C., and Norfolk, Va., set up the gift.
Johnson said that approximately 100 employees of the
firm are UNC alumni.
Students must list property with tax office Hlday
From page 1
From page 1
By SALLY SMITH
Although many students do not con
sider themselves residents of Orange
County, they are still required to list their
personal property with the Orange Coun
ty tax supervisor's office by Jan. 31.
Personal property includes cars,
jewelry, stereos, furniture, televisions,
and clothing. The listing is for all proper
ty that has been located in the county as
of Jan. 1.
Dorothy Bernholz, director of Student
Legal Services, said some students believ
ed the tax was unfair because they con
sidered their home to be in another county-
But, the tax is not tied to whether a
person is a resident, Bernolz said, but to
where the property is located.
The state personaLpropertytaxiaw
j says that individuals must list the proper
ty in the county where they have dwelled"
the longest period of time during the
Kermit Lloyd, Orange County tax
supervisor, said all students who were
North Carolina residents were expected
to Est their personal property. Freshmen
and first-year transfer students, however,
are not required to file because they have
only been here since August, Lloyd said.
All out-of-state students are required to
list also, Lloyd said, since by maintaining
a residence here for the school year, they
considered Orange County residents for
The supervisor's office has many dif
ferent sources for checking whether peo
ple have listed, Lloyd said.
If someone buys his license plates in
Orange County, he can be discovered
through records from the department of
motor vehicles, Lloyd said.
Lloyd said, apartment rent rolls can
also be used by the tax supervisor to
Iprafp ppnplp whn have failed tn .list.
Although the supervisor's office did not
checkTerrtToHs lastyear, it has requested
them this year, he said.
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not listed, the value of his property is
assessed by the supervisor's office, and
the bill is turned over to the tax collector,
Some students may be exempt and owe
no tax, Lloyd said. For example, some
students in residence halls may have less
than $300 in taxable property. "Only the
tax office can determine if you are ex
empt or not," Lloyd said. "My advice is
for everyone to list."
To list students can go to the tax office
at Carr Mill Mall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon
on Saturdays. They also can call the tax
supervisor's office at 967-9251 or
968-4501 and request a form to be mailed
to them. If a student listed last year, a
form will automatically be sent to him.
Hiday said he believed his term as sum
mer editor of The Tar Heel in 1983 was
the best possible preparation to be DTH
"I've already run the paper in a sense.
That's how I learned all the facts of the
paper," Hiday said.
In addition, Hiday has worked as
associate editor, editorial writer, assistant
managing editor, assistant news editor
and staff writer. He has worked as a clerk
and a reporter for the Charlotte Observer
and an editorial assistant in the sports
department for the Durham Morning
Herald and the Greensboro Daily News
Hecht said he would work to gain stu
dent representation on the Chapel Hill
Town Council. "We are (Chapel Hills)
commerce and its population," he said.,
Hecht, a Campus Governing Council
representative, has served as co
chairperson of the Student Television
fund-raising committee and on numerous
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