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The Daily Tar Heel Friday, February 27, 19873
to educator's .honor
By PAUL CORY
The N.C. General Assembly
officially declared Saturday to be
Mary Lyon Day in a resolution
Mary Lyon, a Massachusetts
native, opened Mount Holyoke
Seminary, a women's college in
South Hadley. Mass, in 1837.
Later, she founded Wheaton
College in Norton, Mass., also a
women's college. She died in
North Carolina needs to rec
ognize Mary Lyon Day because
of the pioneer work she did in
establishing higher education for
women, said Rep. Anne Barnes.
D-Orange. the resolution's
"She worked in a time before
women could vote, and kept at
it and kept at it until she was able
to open some doors," Barnes said.
Barnes said declaring Feb. 28
Mary Lyon Day was for this year
onlv! The resolution coincides
with national recognition of Mary
Lyon's birthday, including the
issuance of a commemorative
stamp by the U.S. Post Office,
State Sen. Wanda Hunt, D
Moorc. said the resolution is
worthwhile, and Mary Lyon's
w ork is "particularly important to
the citizens of Chapel Hill, and
especially to the women currently
The resolution was passed
unanimously by both houses of
the General Assembly with no
"All 1 know (about Mary Lyon)
is what 1 heard from Barnes'
statement in support of the bill,"
Rep. Joe Hackney (D-Orange),
who voted for the resolution, said.
State Rep. Betsy Cochran, R
Davy. House minority leader,
said she knew no more about
Mary Lyon, "than what she
(Barnes) said, and what the bill
UNC-N.C. State join
Ticket price hike to form academic scholarships
By SUZANNE JEFFRIES
Starting with the fall 1987 football
season, a $2 charge will be added
to ticket prices for games between
UNC and North Carolina State
University to raise money for aca
The joint prograrri, sponsored by
the UNC and N.C. State athletic
departments, could generate almost
$35 thousand a year for academic
scholarship funds at each institution,
according to athletic department
Each university will receive one
dollar from every ticket sold for the
game, said Dick Baddour, associate
athletic director at UNC. The money
will be distributed to the schools'
financial aid offices.
Henry Dearman, chairman of the
chancellor's committee on scholar
ships at UNC. said the money
generated would increase the $1.25
million a year the University already
has in scholarship funds.
Because NCSU is scheduled to
host the 1987 game, its officials will
handle the additional ticket charge.
UNC Athletic Director John Swof
ford said. When the Tar Heel
Wolfpack game is played on UNC's
campus, he said, UNC officials will
be responsible for the extra ticket
"This (program) doesn't affect
student tickets in any way," he said.
"Student tickets won't generate any
"The State and Carolina game is
a traditional and classic game,"
Swofford said. He said about 50
thousand people usually attend the
game and the joint venture would
benefit both institutions.
"1 felt this joint venture would be
able to help both campuses with
financial aid problems caused by
federal budget cuts," Swofford said.
He said Christopher Fordham. UNC
chancellor, and Farris Womack, vice
chancellor for business and finance,
agreed the venture was a positive
approach to funding financial aid.
UNC contacted NCSU to discuss
the idea, he said, and discussion and
planning went on for about a year.
Mark Bockelman, assistant sports
information director at NCSU, said
he hopes the program is a success.
"That these two schools can combine
in an effort like this is outstanding."
Scholarship tax repeal ready
Bill asking for funding of Springfest
passed by committee, despite absence
By DEBBIE RZASA
A bill requesting $2,000 for the
annual Springfest celebration was
barely passed by the Student Con
gress finance committee Wednesday
after no Springfest committee
members attended the meeting.
At the meeting, the finance com
mittee approved bills that would
allocate funds to Springfest and the
Southern Accents Fine Arts Festival,
if the bills are passed by the congress
at its next meeting.
The finance committee members
like students requesting money to
explain why they need funding, said
Rob Friedman, Student Congress
"The finance committee was upset
because no one from the Springfest
committee came," Friedman said. "It
shows respect to have someone
present to answer questions."
All finance committee members
abstained from the first vote on the
Springfest bill, but after a second
count the bill passed four to one,
with three members abstaining.
Brock Dickinson (Dist. 13), who
cb-aythored the Springfest bill, said
Thursday that a Springfest represen
tative would have come to the
meeting, but a member of the finance
committee had told him it was
Dickinson said Elizabeth Cass,
governor of Henderson Residence
College and co-author of the bill,
would attend Wednesday's Student
Congress meeting to answer
Friedman said he was sure Con
gress would approve the bill. "Not
passing the bill for Springfest would
be Communist," he said.
Also, the finance committee
approved a bill that would provide
$7,999 for the Southern Accents Fine
Arts Festival, if the congress sup
ports the bill.
The festival, which will be held
March 22 to April 2, suffered an
unexpected loss of approximately
$20 thousand when the Raleigh
News and Observer withdrew funds
it had promised, citing financial
difficulties, Friedman said.
The fine arts committee asked for
$10,000 from the congress, but
committee members lowered the
amount. Friedman said he opposed
the allotment of such a large sum
for the festival. . , . , V
"1 question the amount of people
who will attend the festival," he said.
Friedman said that he doubted the
congress would pass the bill in its
present form, and that the festival
might not receive any money from
By MARY PARADESES
Rep. Martin Lancaster, D-N.C.
will introduce legislation to repeal a
law which places a tax on scholar
ships, said Gary Mauney, N.C. State
University s student body president.
Lancaster is one of the legislators
approached by 25 UNC-system
students last week in Washington.
D.C. during a lobbying effort against
proposed financial aid cuts.
Reagan proposed a 45 percent cut
in student aid in a new federal
education budget. The tax on scho
larships falls under the new tax laws.
"Lancaster was a big help, and 1
look forward to the legislative
process of the repeal." Mauney said.
"However, the worst experience
during the entire trip was when
Bryan (Hassel) and I met with
Secretary of Education William
Bennett, who claimed that most
students on financial aid are free
loaders." Bryan Hassel, former UNC stu
dent body president, said the lob
bying trip was successful and most
of the legislators supported their
"We tried to stress that even a 20
percent cut was unacceptable,"
Hassel said. "I think we really made
a big impact, simply because we were
the first student group to ever lobby
against a proposal."
Mauney said it was important for
students to take an active role in
protesting or lobbying for things that
will affect them.
"Overall, we achieved practical
results, and we showed students need
to be heard," Mauney said.
David Brown, student body pres
ident at UNC -Greensboro, said,
"Basically, everyone understood our
purpose and tried to help us."
Brown said he would continue to
work with his Student Congress on
the issue, along with other commit
tees in the UNC system.
Hassel. Mauney and other repre
sentatives will hold a press confer
ence today at the NCSU Student
Center to discuss the results of the
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