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Copyright 1987 Trie Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 94, Issue 129
Friday, January 30, 1987
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Business Advertising 962-1163
ttodeot Affairs to stare coetrol of SAF09 treasurer says
By JEAN LUTES
Assistant University Editor
A 1 0-year-old recommendation calling
for direct supervision of the Student
Activities Fund Office (S AFO) has not been
followed, but it should be heeded soon, the
student body treasurer said Thursday.
The recommendation was part of a 1976
report on the Student Activities Fund
System of which S AFO is a part.
Student Body Treasurer John Williams
had said earlier that six recommendations
from the 10-year-old report, including the
one calling for direct supervison of SAFO,
had been followed. But when asked
Thursday, he clarified his remarks to mean
that the recommendations will soon be
SAFO. which handles the finances of
student groups which receive student
activities fees, has been supervised since
1982 bv both the Student Audit Board and
the Division of Student Affairs but only
on paper, Williams said.
Upcoming negotiations with the audit
board should give Student Affairs more
contact with SAFO, he said.
After the negotiations, a policy that has
existed since 1982 should be enforced, he
said. "(In earlier comments) 1 was speaking
in the present and the future, not in the
past," Williams said. "These things will be
Problems with the audit board have
arisen because the board appoints its own
members, Dorothy Bernholtz, director of
Student Legal Services, said Thursday.
"The audit board has been self
appointing, and they were the ones who
supervised SAFO," she said. "We would
like to have an outside, independent body
appoint the members of the audit board."
Problems with the audit board may cause
the Fraternities Trade Association, a co
op which handles purchases for sororities
and fraternities and uses the SAFO's
services, to withdraw from SAFO, she said.
The association funnels about $100,000
each month through the Student
Government-sponsored accounting service.
"If any major group pulls out of SAFO,
the other groups using it will have to pay
more money in fees," Bernholtz said.
The trade association has not received
any benefits from the money they have
invested in stocks through SAFO, said Fay
Daniels, director of the association.
And the association will probably
withdraw its funds from SAFO within the
year unless the situation with SAFO
improves, Daniels said.
"I think if we could work with the audit
board more, it would help," she said. "Our
own board is questioning the direction that
we're going. A lot of questions have arisen
through the years."
A committee of student leaders and
administrators met Wednesday to form a
job description for a new SAFO director
because Frances Sparrow, who has been
the director of the office for 30 years, is
retiring in two months.
The committee also discussed needed
reforms for SAFO. Bernholtz said a major
goal of the committee is to improve S AFO's
requisition system, because student groups
often have no way of knowing if their
requisitions have been received or if their
bills have be'en paid.
A "turn-around memo" stating either
that a requisition has been paid, or
explaining why it hasn't been would solve
the problem, Bernholtz said.
Extending SAFO's hours of operation
would be another part of the pending
reforms, Bernholtz said. Now SAFO is
open about 20 hours a week, she said.
Obtaining emergency funds during
Christmas breaks and summers can also
cause problems for groups which operate
year-round, Bernholtz said. Often during
those times the student body treasurer and
the Student Congress Finance Committee
chairman, who can authorize emergency
money requests, may not be available, she
To make emergency funds available even
when most students are not on campus,
Williams said he is looking into special
provisions to be used if student officers are
Leaving requisitions marked "emer
gency" in the student body treasurer's office
could make money accessible during the
hours SAFO is closed, he said.
And Williams said he will take action
to make sure that Student Legal Services'
salaried employees receive their bi-weekly
paychecks without having to go through
the requisition system, as they do now.
By ERIC BRADLEY
Finding a place to park on cam
pus, a traditional headache for
students, isn't going to get easier
soon but it's sure to get more
expensive, according to UNC
The issue recently has gained more
attention as student body president
candidates have labeled getting more
student parking as a top priority in
the coming year.
The only-way to- have more
parking spaces on campus is to build
parking decks, according to Mary N.
Clayton, director of transportation
at the UNC Traffic Office. And decks
are expensive to build $8,000 to
510,000 per space, she said.
There are no more open areas on
campus to build parking lots so
decks will have to be built, she said.
"There's not much we can do it's
a fixed resource."
Rapid growth over the last five
years has eliminated 500 parking
spaces on campus, she said. "We
can't continue to lose spaces."
There is, however, a solution to
students' parking woes. But it won't
happen for two and a half years, said
Claude Swecker, associate vice
chancellor for facilities management.
By then, a 1,500-space parking deck
will be put up near Craige Hall on
South Campus, he said. The new
deck will make up for parking spaces
eliminated by new growth, he said.
Construction of the new deck
won't begin for at least several
months, said Gordon Rutherford,
director of facilities planning.
"It depends on whether or not
(students and permit holders) buy
into the notion of paying for parking
spaces," he said. "Free parking
spaces are a thing of the past."
Users are the only source of
revenue for new parking spaces, he
said. Parking permit fees will go up.
"Everybody will pay more," he
said. "Faculty, staff it's not just
a student problem."
Clayton, too, said fees would go
up. "We are very, very low in what
we charge for parking spaces," she
said. "Permit price increases are
probably a reality, even if only a
buck or two."
Lots of parking spaces are avail
able near campus but students don't
use them, Rutherford said. "It's not
that they can't find a parking space,
it's that they can't find one where
they want one," he said.
With all the growth taking place
on campus, it may be better to look
for new parking spaces off-campus,
Clayton said. "We need to concen
trate major parking facilities on the
outside of growth," she said. And
new parking spaees must not be
eliminated by eventual growth, she
"We need to say. This parking
space is going to be there, and it's
always going to be there.' "
Aside from putting in new spaces,
there are other ways of solving
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Bryan Hassel speaks at the rally in the Pit Thursday
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dtiiag threat to diversity
By JO FLEISCHER
and MARY PARADESES
UNC students have to take
action against proposed cuts in
federal aid to prevent a public
university system open only to a
few, student leaders said at the
kick-off rally for Students For
Educational Access Thursday.
Bryan Hassel, student body
president, told about 40 students
gathered for the noon Pit rally
he was encouraged that North
Carolina's General Assembly
hadn't raised tuition for next year,
but stressed that a hike could still
occur during the budget process.
"We have always thought of the
University as being an educa
tional facility that everyone has
access to," Hassel said. "That
ideal is now being threatened by
federal aid cuts and tuition hikes."
Stuart Hathaway said cuts
outlined in President Reagan's
budget before Congress included
cuts in federal grants. Guaranteed
Student Loans, work-study pro
grams and supplementary grants
to students. Over 6,000 UNC
students will be affected by the
budget, which cuts student aid by
45 percent, he said.
Hassel said students must band
together to lobby against federal
aid cuts outlined in Reagan's
budget. At the state level, students
will have to fight for an allocation
to remove barriers to the handi
capped on UNC-system cam
puses, he said.
Jim Townsend, president of the
Young Democrats, called the aid
cuts and possible tuition increases
a step back in time 25 years
back. He said restricting a college
education to the very rich could
be compared to an age before the
civil rights movement of the
"Twenty-five years ago this
University didn't open its doors
to black citizens," he said. "We
have to make sure this University
is open to all qualified students,
and (the University should) be
what it claims to be."
Camille Roddy, president of
the Black Student Movement,
told the crowd "don't allow your
president to get away with this,"
referring to the aid cuts.
Brock Dickinson, international
liaison to student government,
said students who think they
aren't directly affected by the cuts
actually will be.
"The person sitting next to you
might not be here next year, and
that's something we shouldn't
stand for," he said. -
Hassel said Tuesday he began
See RALLY page 2
By SHARON KEBSCHULL
Gov. Jim Martin and UNC Chan
cellor Christopher Fordham III
announced Thursday that Farris
Womack, vice chancellor of business'
and finance, will become the first
state controller of North Carolina.
Womack, 52, will begin working
closely with the governor, state
treasurer and state auditor Feb. 1.
The office of state controller is
intended to be a non-political finance
"My objective is to organize the
office of state controller and to
establish a uniform accounting
system, and I feel this can be
accomplished in 12 to 18 months,"
"This is a very forward step for
North Carolina," said State Trea
surer Harlan Boyles. "This is the
state's way of assuring accountability
to the people in regard to the public
resources that the state is custodian
Womack will continue working at
UNC and has the option of returning
after his term with the state.
"My understanding is he will work
on loan from the University, and 1
expect him to serve 80 percent of
his time here (Raleigh) and the rest
in Chapel Hill, to the extent that he
is available in Chapel Hill," said
Womack's duties include develop
ing a new accounting system for all
state agencies, operating a central
payroll system, recommending dis
bursement improvements to state
agencies, and keeping track of the
expenditures and revenues of each
The term for state controller has
been set at seven years. Womack said
in accepting the post that he plans
to return to UNC full-time after he
has organized and created the office
Fordham stressed that while he
was pleased to assist the state in
giving Womack's expertise, he
expects Womack to return to the
"It is most important to under
stand that Dr. Womack continues
to be an officer of the University and
that he will return to his full-time
post in the near future," Fordham
said at the announcement of the
Womack has been at UNC since
1983. As chief financial officer, he
controls the financial and business
affairs and supervises three associate
vice chancellors and department
"In addition to his demonstrated
excellence in the areas of business
and financial management, Dr.
Womack brings two very valuable
assets to the task of setting up our
first office of controller," Martin said
in announcing the appointment.
"First, he has had experience in
state government as the chief finan
cial officer for the state of Arkansas,
and. second, his current position at
UNC-Chapel Hill gives him a work
ing knowledge of North Carolina
and its government."
Student office candidates outline platforms at Olde Campus forum
By JO FLEISCHER
Assistant University Editor
and PHYLLIS A. FAIR
Candidates seeking campus offices
presented themselves at the Olde
Campus forum Thursday night in
Those vying for the offices of
student body president, Carolina
Athletic Association president and
RHA president outlined their plat
forms and answered questions from
about 40 students.
In the SBP portion Brian Bailey
said, if elected, his administration
would have a focus "back to
campus." He favored leaving non
campus issues to student organiza-
tions interested enough to pursue
those issues. "Student Government
should be there for them, but it
should not be directly involved," he
David Brady said he would use
skills acquired through his cookie
business to bring a unique approach
to Student Government. "I've seen
the guys who don't vote and they
want better tickets in the SAC, lower
textbook prices and copies in the
library that don't cost seven cents,"
Keith Cooper said he would lead
"a coalition for progress" to combat
problems faced by all students:
financial aid cuts and high textbook
"I'm sick of the candidates brag
ging about experience, experience,
experience in the legislative branch,"
Cooper said. "The executive needs
to be a leader."
Jaye Sitton refuted Cooper's
assertion, saying experience in
Student Government is needed to
work with UNC's administrative
intricacies. "I want to be the pres
ident that allows every student to be
represented," she said.
Sitton cited a bill she authored in
Student Congress criticizing cuts in
federal aid, which was mailed to
politicians, including President
Reagan, as representative.
Mark Gunter agreed that Student
Congress experience was important
to an SBP candidate. "Our office was
50 feet away from the president's,
and I dealt with the president who
serves as an ex officio member of
the Student Congress."
Gordon Hill said the students in
attendance should ask questions of
the candidates in order to have their
concerns met. "They're saying they're
going to be your liaisons, don't you
want to know what your liaison is
doing for you?" he asked the
Candidates were asked what the
biggest issue facing the campus was.
Bailey said it was the ineffective
ness of Student Government as a
result of taking on too much. "We
passed bills for a Martin Luther King
holiday, and we don't have it. . . .
Divestment has not happened," he
said. "We have to stop listening to
our hearts and start listening to our
ears nobody's out knocking on
Brady said the ideas of the major
ity are not being represented. "Only
2,700 people vote on this campus . . .
those 1 0 percent dont seem to matter
so they just see a bunch of figure
heads. We can't change South
Africa, we can't, but we can change
Chapel Hill," he said.
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All I want is my fair share; all I want is what I have coming to me. Sally Brown