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76 Years of Editorial Freedom
Volume 75. Number 150
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA,. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1968
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By PAMELA HAWKINS
of The Dally Tar Heel Staff
North Carolina deserves
better than -what the other
(gubernatorial) candidates
have given in this campaign,"
Dr. Reginald A. Hawkins said
at the opening of his campaign
headquarters here Tuesday.
"I think I would have been
a farce in this time of issues
if I came before the people
saying vote for me because
I'm black," Hawkins said.
More than 100 people
gathered at the 413 East
Rosemary St. office and spilled
out on to the sidewalk eating
cookies and drinking punch
while they waited for Hawkins
at noon.
Hawkins' small caravan of
cars pulled up amidst cheers
and 'after shaking as many
hands as he could reach, spoke
briefly.
"I don't think any of us
are proud of the present status
of North Carolina. I'm in
terested in the welfare of the
people" he said.
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President Assigns
2 New Positions
By MARY BURCH The new appointees will re-
of The Daily Tar Heel staff main in office until the new
Student Body President Bob
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Travis announced the resigna
tions of Attorney General Ran
dy Myer and Assistant to the
Attorney General for Women
Laura Owens and announced
the new appointments to the
offices.
Dan Stallings was appointed
to fill the Attorney General
office and Susan Patterson will
assume the duties of Assistant
to the Attorney General for
Women Travis announced.
Friday Boycott
Will Not Effect
Class Schedule
Chancellor J. Carlyle Sit
terson said Tuesday the ad
ministration has "no plans to
suspend classes" in response
to the student boycott of
classes planned Friday in pro
test of the war.
He said he feels those who
wish to attend classes should
be allowed to do so.
The Chancellor added "we
are not an institution that has
rigid class attendance
anyway." tj t iu
Sitterson saia ne ircia tue
protest will be a demonstration
of "an intellectual community
examining matters of national
concern." . . .
A protest displaying "digni
ty thought and serious con
sideration of the issues can
have aconstructive affect", he
said.
A Crowd of About 200 People listened
... as Dr. Reginald Hawkins opened his headquarters in Chapel Hill yesterday
For UNC-MawMns
"I'm not just interested in
UNC being the best southern
university, I'm interested in
it becomin the best in the
United States.''
"If there is any legacy that
I can leave you I leave you
the legacy that I have the
guts to get out and try,"
Hawkins said.
. ..A morning newspaper made
public Tuesday the Ku Klux
Klan endorsement of
"conservative" candidates Mel
Broughton and James
Gardner. Hawkins said he had
been anticipatin the move for
some time. "I don't think it
will have any conseuence in
said.
Dr. Hawkins' campaign has
been suffering, however from
lack of funds. "There has been
quite a lot of involvement
shown the people give
nickles dimes and dollars, but
we are having a hard time
even buying campaign but
tons." "We are getting our greatest
support response from the low
income white man" Hawkins
said.
student body president takes
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office, he said. The president
will then fill the offices at
his discretion.
Myer and Owens resigned
their respective posts "due to
the postponement of Student
Government elections and con
sequently the unusual lateness
in the appointments to the of
fice," Travis said. "Both are
graduating .this June and they
need the time to acquaint new
officers with the duties of the
offices."
Miss Owens said in her
resignation that she feels "it
is mandatory for the next At
torney General to assume of
fice as soon as possilbe before
the onslaught of cases which
arise around the period of final
exams."
Travis pointed out that the
attorney general cases nearly
triple around exams.
"I have the highest praise
for the work of Miss Ownes
and respect the way in which
she carried out her
responsibilities," Travis said.
"Mr. Myer has made many
contributions to student
government as president of the
IFC and as Attorney General.
I appreciate the efforts of both
students.
"The whole foundation of
student self-government rests
upon the successful nnpratinn
of these two offices," he con-
tinued "The duties of these
offices are a heavy burden
for any student. I have been
fortunate to have the support
and talents of Randy Myer, .
Laura Owens and Dave LeBar
re, who served before Myer.
I wish to pay tribute to
them."
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"People have said that the
Blacks and the low income
whites can't get together, but
this isn't going to last much
loner." .
In the eastern states
Hawkins; said 80 to 90 per
cent of the new registrants
were black. "This has come
out of enthusiasm. These are
people who have never
registered." . - -'. .
Hawkins' platform includes
a tax on tobacco and liquor
by the drink, which he feels
provide additional monies for
education. "This is going to
have to come as a matter
of survivial for the state."
He said that the tobacco tax
should fall heaviest on the in
dustry. "If the money that
was used to pay for the Na
tional Guard during recent
disturbances had been used in
the field of education it would
have been a reat boon for
Farris Backs
SP Mead Resigns
By RICK GRAY
of The Daily Tar Heel Staff
Student Party Chairman Bob
Farris Tuesday resigned his
position and endorsed Ken
Day, University Party
presidental candidate.
In a letter to the editor
on today's editorial page of
the Daily Tar Heel Farris
says, "As of today (Tuesday)
I hereby resign my position
as chairman of the Student
Party. These are simple words
over which I have pondered
many hours. Only the fear
that they might further divide
our party and lead to defeat
for many able candidates has
held me back thus far.
"I now ask all students and
friends of the University to
do as. . .candidate (Jed Dietz)
once asked in a Party Con
vention: put aside your party
labels, loyalties and prejudices
and elect the man who will
further the best interests of
this University Our Universi
ty. That man is Ken Day."
Farris was JarjMta tha
tewa ffertfle cTO
vention in answer to a question
posed by Arthur Hays. Hays
asked each of the two can
didates for the nomination
Dietz and George Krichbaum
if they were defeated would
they support the candidate
nominated.
. Dietz said that he considered
principles to be more im
portant than party lines.
In response to the an
nouncement by Farris, Ken
Day said:
"I'm both humbled and
heartened by Farris' state
ment.. .
"I am glad to see that cam
pus leaders are truly willing
to cast aside party labels for
the betterment of their
University. I feel that Bob's
statement is representative of
a much wider tide of opinion
and that this tide is swelling
every day. . .
"I shall do my best to insure
higher learning.
He said that payment for
education should be scaled by
ability to pay. thus providing
everyone with the chance tor
an education.
As far as his opponents
Robert Scott and Broughton are
concerned, Hawkins said that
the difference between their,
stands was a TweedJe-Dee
Tweedle-Dum tuation".
"Gardner" he said, "delivei :
me from that. He hasn't had
an original idea in this cam
paign." Hawkins said that he had
a lot of unexpected &things
going in his favor, but he
would not elaborate. He ad
mitted when asked, however
that one of the trumps was
the speculation that Gardner
supporters "will vote for me
because they think I'll be
easier to beat."
Day
that the trust Bob Farris and
others like him have placed
m me will toe mented and
that we can at last join
together to bring a new day
to this University. . ."
"I .think it (the statement)
shows that people on this cam
pus," said University Party
Chairman Mike Zimmerman,
"feel that politics need not be
petty and that issues are im
portant." V V -v V -
Fiddlers
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By MARY BURCH
of The Daily Tar Heel Staff
JUSC students wSl vote today
in Choice 68 along with 1436
schools across the nation to
indicate their choice for Presi
dent, what course of military
action the U.S. should pursue
in Vietnam and what should
receive the highest priority in
government spending in con
fronting the urban crisis.
- There are 13 candidates on
the ballot raning from Fred
Halstead a Socialist Worker
candidate to George Wallace
an American Independent can
didate with space for a write
in. v In addition there are three
questions on the ballot:
What course of military
action should the U.S. pursue
in Vietnamu
What course of action
should the U.S. pursue in
regards to the bombing of
North Vietnam?
In confronting the "urban
crisis" what should receive the
highest priority in government
spending?
The three major candidates
McCarthy, Nixon, and Ken
nedy voiced their opinions on
the three questions for Choice
68. i
Kennedy: The Vietnam War
and the bombing of the North
"At the time that this is
written the President has
taken certain steps including
the cessation of bombing in
part of North Vietnam in an ,
effort to begin peace negotia
tions with the North. Hanoi
has indicated an interest. We
can hope but we cannot be
certain what the turn of events
will take. If negotiations can
i be started we should be
prepared to offer , a realistic
- program towards peace in
Vietnam. In the meantime we
should de-escalate our military
efforts in South Vietnam aai
concentrate on protecting
populated areas so as to
reduce immediately the
devastation and killing. We
should also insist that the
South Vietnamese eliminate
corruption, institute major
social reiorm and assume a
great . responsibility in the
military effort in te South.
The move was probably not
unexpected by the Dietz sup-
porters, although the Student
Party offices did not com
ment on it.
When Dietz went up against
Krichbaum for the SP nomina
tion, . most of the party
regulars supported Krichbaum,
not Dietz, and several other
members of the party
hierarchy have shifted their
support to Day and the UP.
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Mike Seeger accompanies Babe Stovall at the 44th Old Time
Fiddlers Convention in Union Grove, N. C Easter weekend.
Fourteen thousand spectators, including students, hippies,
beardos and motor cycle gangs showed up to hear the 80
country, western and bluegrass bands. See page 5 for more pictures.
In a diplomatic area our
programs should include an
offer to insure the National
Liberation Front a genuine
place in the political life of
South Vietnam. Without this
the success of the negotiations
is doubtful.
In cariy 1965 when there
were fewer than 4 0 0 0f
American troops in Vietnam
I said that if we pursued a
military poiicy in Vietnam we
were headed straight for
disaster. Events have proen
the truth of this. Hundreds
of thousands of lives have been
1st in vain. I can only hope
, that we and our adversaries
1 can now find it within
ourselves to make the mutual
concessions that can bring an
end to this terrible war."
McCarthy: The Vietnam War
and the bombing of the North
"I believe that the only solu
tion for die Vietnam crisis
is o reverse the process of
military and political escala
tion in which we . have been
engaged for almost five
years.
Once the administration
determines to come to grips
with the political realities in
Vietnam and seeks negotia
tions meaningfully these
specific steps of military de
escalation should be
followed:
We must immediately halt
all bombing in North Viet
nam. We must halt the escala
tion of the ground war and
freeze troop strength in South
Vietnam.
We must begin a gradual
disengagement in South Viet
nam and commit ourselves to
a cease fire on a trial basis
in some areas while continuing
to press for negotiations.
We must insist that the
South Vietnamese take on
responsibilities.
We must urge the govern
ment of South Vietnam to
broaden its political base by
bringing into the government
some of the civilian opposition
elements which were denied
a role in the government
despite the results on the 1967
election.
We must press the Saigon
government to enter into
negotiations with the National
Liberation Front as a political
force.
Nixon: The Vietnam War and
the bombing of the North
The war is one of aggression
irom the North a separate
state and he discounts those
critics who see the struggle
in terms of internal civil war.
Nixon's scenario thus invites
the characterization of the
North as "agrgressors" and
the South as "invaded ter
ritory." The United States is
therefore obligated to "main
tain a sufficient level of
military activity to convince
the enemy first that he cannot
win the war, and second that
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DTH Staff Photo by STEVE ADAMS
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for him to continue pursuing
a military victory is not worth
the cost." Nixon felt that only
when the communists realize
that their fight is hopeless
should our military effort
slacken.
On no account Nixon con
tinued, should our strategy of
bombing the North be aban
doned or temporarily halied
because of rumors, peace
feelers or hysteria on the home
front. On the contrary the
conditions for cessation of
bombing should be rigid and
subject only to the halt of
hostilities by the North. "If
support for the aggression in
the South diminishes then the
bombing can diminish.
U the North ceases to fuel
the war in the South, then
the bombing can cease." Nixon
refused to accept anything
short of a conventional military
"victory" in Vietnam as a
negotiated settlement involving
concessions to the North ap
pears to be unacceptable to
him.
He did not, however feel
that those who are clamoring
monism
lis FotB)ned.
By TODD COHEN
of The Daily Tar Heel Staff
An open housing housing bill
failed passage 3-2 Monday by
the Chapel Hill Board of
Aldermen but will receive a
second consideration May 13,
according to Robert Peck
Town Manager.
Peck said the proposed
ordinance was unable to get
the necessary two-thirds ma
jority due to a wish on the
part of the Aldermen for
further time to consider the
bill.
He said the six member
board is generally agreed upon
the necessity of such a bill.
The proposal asks that "no
owner of real property shall
discriminate against any other
person because of the religion
race, color or national
origin. . .in regard to the sale
or rental of . . .property
located withing the Town of
Chapel HilL"
Any such discrimination
shall be considered "an
unlawful housing practice" the
bill states.
The bill also says that
owners would not be required
to offer property to the public
at large before selling or ren
ting it.
The ordinance would not pro
hibit owners from giving
preference t o prospective
tenants or guyers for "any
reason other than religion,
race color or national
origin."
Pending passage of the
ordinance any violation would
constitute a misdemeanor,
punishable upon conviction by
a fine not exceednig $50 or
imprisonment not exceeding 30
days.
Consideration of the bill by
the Board followed the passage
April 10 by Congress of the
Open Housing Bill outlawing
crimination in America's
housing.
Chapel Hill Mayor Sandy
McClamroch said the need for
a town ordinance was not as
great as it was before the
congressional bill was pass
ed. He said he had instructed
the town manager and at
torney to draw up an open
housing ordinance after he was
presented with a petition at
the Board of Aldermen April
10.
"I don't know if the town
will want to make an
ordinance now that the federal
bill has been passed," the
mayor said prior to presen
tation of the ordinance to the
Board.
He explained that "en
forcement is the key" in the
congressional law. He thinks
"it will be hardest to get that
down in an ordinance."
day
for the utilization of nuclear
weapons should be catered to.
"I do not foresee" he stated
emphatically "any need for ths
use of either tactical or
strategic atomic weapons, and
I think their employment
would be a dangerous
mistake."
Bruce Jolly, chairman of the
Current An airs committee
which is sponsoring the elec
tion, commended students for
the part they have in political
affairs.
"It is ?rnarnff the amount
of power the students have
over the nation and on UNC
campus" he said. "The stu
dent groups this year are pro
bably the most vitally in
terested groups ever assembl
ed. All vi me candidates have
active leaders here and on
other campuses. The power of
the student to influence politics
is felt now more than in any
previous time."
Voting will take place in
the dorms and at Y Court
as in the student body elec
tions. All students are ured
to vote.
Bill
The proposal states the
reason for its presentation is
"to preserve and promote the
interest, rights, and privileges
of individuals within the
town."
North Carolina Lt. Governor
Robert Scott said Monday he
is philosophically opposed to
open housing laws and believes
that a property owner should
have a right to sell, buy or
rent to the person of his
choice.
He added, however, he would
not interfere with the actions
of any local government on
such issues.
Maddox
To Speak
Tonight
Georgia Governor Lester
Maddox will speak on campus
tonight at 8:00 in Carroll
Hall.
Topic for Maddox's talk will
be "The South in 1963." The
speech will include the subject
of the role of the Democratic
Party in the South and the
current national political scene
and its significance for the
South.
Maddox gained the
governorship of Georgia in
1386 mostly on the basis of
his stand against the in
tergration of his Atlanta
restaurent. He closed the
establishment rather than
serve Negroes.
The Georgia governor is
outspoken on the issues of
states' rights, civil rights and
federal economic aid. He is
aainst welfare payments.
He win arrive at the Raleigh
Durham airport tfrte afternoon
at 6:15 in the governor's plane
and will have dinner with
several dignitaries and of
ficials of the Young
Democratic Club which is
sponsoring the appearance.
"In continuing our past
tradition," said Noel Dunivant
president of the YDC, "the
YDC is honored to have
governor Maddox address the
campus.
4We feel that this ap
pearance provided the students
on this campus with an ex
cellent opportunity to see and
hear the famous governor of
whom the news media often
presents a distorted picture,"
he added.
    

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