BI4CK INK mvs Section A Friday, Sept 9,1977 Five Sectrons 32 Pages The Avery Incident BSM Plans To Press Charges Allen Johnson Associate Editor BSM Chairperson, Byron Horton, with unanimous support from the BSM Central Committee, has indi cated that the organization will seek to prosecute several white Av ery dorm residents who bombarded three groups of BSM members with water bags and racial obscenities last April 19. “We want to prevent such inci dents from occurring in the future by showing the University commu nity that we will not tolerate these assaults,” said Horton. The incident occurred at approx imately midnight following a Campus Governing Council meet ing which over two hundred BSM members had attended in demand of increased student government funding. Although an investigation con ducted by the Campus police con cluded that there ‘exists circum stantial evidence that would tend to indicate that the incident was sim ply coincidental,” many BSM members feel that the incident had discernible racial motivation. In a written statement to Investi gating Officer Sergeant David Wil liams, BSM Vice-Chairperson and eyewitness to the incident, Phyllis Pickett, noted, “I do not and will not ever believe that the students of the dorm (Avery) just decided on the spur of the moment to fill eight (Continued on Page 5) Upendo, Folks, Is Still Where It Always Was BernaDine Ward Features Editor If you were down on South campus this summer, you may have noticed something peculiar about Chase Cafeteria — it looks just as it did at the close of spring semester. This is peculiar because recon struction of the cafeteria and conse quently Upendo Lounge was to have been begun this summer. How ever, work has been postponed until the spring and summer of ‘78. According to Associate Dean of Student Affairs, James Cansler, re construction did not begin as sche duled because “Bids came in well over the budget.” He added that the strict deadline to be ready by the time freshmen entered in the fall inflated construction bids. Upendo Lounge is located in Chase Cafeteria and is generally used for Black Student Movement and that Upendo would possibly be eliminated sparked protest on South Building last spring. After much debate and negotia tion, space for the lounge was gua ranteed on second floor. In addi tion to room for the BSM, offices for several other programs and a South campus lounge will be lo cated on the same floor. Meals for South campus resi dents were served on second floor, but another kitchen was lo cated downstairs behind Upendo. This arrangement, according to some, made food preparation inade quate, and was one reason for the decision to reconstruct the build ing. “The basic concern to get all food service on one floor,” said Dean Cansler, “hasn’t been changed.” W ' ; ^ * .'f suff photo by Alien Johns»n Intriguing Message - Among the fads we noticed this past summer were tee-shirts sfKjrting some rather provocative messages, such as this familiar slogan modeled by Upward Bounder Beverly Thompson. Ink Celebrates Decade Of Service Ten years ago, in 1967, the fledg ling Black Student Movement issued the first edition of its official newsletter. Black Ink. That mimeographed newsletter grew, shrunk, triumphed, failed, and ultimately metamorphosed into this commemorative, 32-page anni versary issue. The issue was produced instead of a Pre-Orientation edition to con note the Ink’s first decade of ser vice to the Black campus communi ty- “We not only want to celebrate our tenth anniversary with this spe cial issue, which is the largest Black Ink issue ever produced,” says Co- Editor Kathy Gabriel, “but we want to plan a number of other ac tivities as well. We may very soon have a Black Ink anniversary picnic open to all interested students.” “We’re proud of what last year’s staff did and what this year’s staff has done so far this year,” adds Associate Editor Allen Johnson, “but the truth of the matter is, we never would have gotten this far vdthout the efforts of such past edi tors as Cureton Johnson, Emma Pullen, Tonya Widemon, Allen Mask, Mae Israel, and Valerie Batts.” Especially instrumental, notes Johnson, was 1972 editor Valerie Batts who pioneered the publica tion of the Ink on a regular basis and who founded its sister publica tion, the Weekly Ink. “Valerie gave the Ink legitima cy,” says Johnson. “She laid the foundation for everything which followed.” Other activities which may be held in celebration of Black Ink’s tenth anniversary include seminars, speakers, and a possible reunion of former editors. This year, in addition, will mark the greatest number of issues ever produced by the Ink staff, with at least twenty editions slated for pub lication. DefiMtely EWF ? ” The assurance by BSM Special Projects Chairperson Brooksie Har rington that performing group Earth, Wind and Fire will be “defi nitely” coming to Chapel Hill is a mystery to other BSM officers at press time. BSM Chairperson Byron Horton says that although he is working to bring a major concert to campus, he knows nothing of the EWF trans action. “I would, however, love to see us get Earth, Wind and Fire here,” he says. Harrington could not be reached for comment.