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    Old Graduates Wont 9t Meco
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By STEVEN ENFIELD
DTH Staff Writer
A recent graduate of UNC who revisits this campus in the year
2000 will probably be quite shocked and bewildered by what he
sees.
The changes may be so great that he'll have to remind himself
that he really did live here for four years.
Among his surprises will be several multi-story classroom
buildings, far fewer red brick structures, the absence of cars on
the main campus, redistributed departments, a super complex of
medical facilities, a monorail, and a highly developed South
Campus.
Our visitor will be relieved, however, to find that the Old Well,
Old East, and South Building are still around. Probably nothing
short of an A-Bomb could supplant these Chapel Hill landmarks.
When William S. Wells, the vice-president in academic affairs of
the Consolidated University attended UNC-CH in 1935, the
campus" southern border extended to the brick wall in back of
South Building. Since then, Wells has witnessed the tremendous
southward push of the university and feels, along with other UNC
administrators, that "we can't move anywhere but south."
"Former Chancellor Robert B. House (for whom the new
undergraduate library was named) predicted the same thing and
it's been proven true," he said.
The dormitory growth on South Campus and the recently
completed $5,649,295 library, Book Exchange, and student
union buildings all corroborate Dr. House's prediction of thirty
three years ago.
Further proof for this contention comes from the man most
directly involved in UNC's growth, Director of Planning Arthur
N. Tuttle:
r.6-,?e giR3 to move outward from the center of campus
and build more on the periphery. The new Law School is a good
example of this trend.
Tuttle also Dointed
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out that the buildings planned for
As examples he
completion by 1971 will be "taller and larger
cited:
. A five story addition to Bingham Hall to go up between
Lenoir and Bingham.
A seven floor Physical Sciences Building being built between
V enable and Dey.
A five story Social Sciences Building housing the political
science and sociology departments soon to be constructed behind
Manning.
The construction of these new buildings does not arise bv
chance but are built on a need basis. As a result, many
departments will be shifted from their present locations to
Volume 76, Number 72
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1968
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By BRYAN CUMMING
DTH Staff Writer
The plan to expand the
Consolidated University of
North Carolina with branches
at Wilmington and Asheville
was sent to a subcommittee of
the State Board of Higher
Education in Raleigh Friday
Dec. 13.
The proposal, approved
Dec. 2 by the University Board
of Trustees, could remain with
the subcommittee for months
before it is relayed to the
General Assembly, which
convenes Jan. 15.
"It would be reasonable to
expect it might take several
months from Dec. 3, the day
we received the request from
the University trustees,"
according to Watts Hill Jr.,
Chairman of the Board of
Higher Education.
In explaining the delay, Hill
says, "The executive
committee had the feeling the
University wants rapid action
but the executive committee
felt it should take such time as
necessary to give it full and
adequate consideration."
The final decision on the
proposal will be made by the
General Assembly. According
to state law, University
expansion must receive the
approval of the University
trustees, the Board of Higher
Education, and the General
Assembly.
According to Hill, "The
question is: if the board turns
it down, what would the
legislature do, and if the board
approves it, what would the
legislature do?"
Hill says the general opinion
of the Board of Higher
Education "is pretty clear," by
implications contained in its
Nov. 26 long-range study
report.
The report said the present
system of community colleges,
regional and technical schools,
and the Consolidated
University "should continue to
meet North Carolina's needs."
"The board believes that by
and large the roles assigned to
the various institutions by
statute are appropriate and
adequate to the present needs
of the state," the report
continues.
Hill's comment on this
report was "the implication is
pretty clear as to how the
board felt," although the
indicated report did not study
the proposed branches at
Asheville and Wilmington
"specifically."
"The reason was that the
proposal had not been
presented to the Board of
Higher Education and did not
appear in the long-range plans
of Asheville-Biltomre College
or the Consolidated
University," Hill said.
The proposal did appear in a
summary of the Consolidated
University's long-range plan on
Sept. 12, Hill said, "but by
that time the Board of Higher
Education had already had its
discussions."
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A WALK through the forest that's what McCorkle Place in front of the Carolina Union looks like
through telephoto lens.
Gamblers
By REBEL GOOD
DTH News Editor
$450,000 -for a suitcase?!! A purse for
$300,000?!!
The big spenders and heavy gamblers turned
out in force for Las Vegas Night at Granville
Residence College Friday.
Residents of the Towers were invited by the
management to try their luck at dice, roulette,
blackjack, the wheel of fortune and chuck-a-luck.
Up for grabs were 19 prizes donated by the
merchants of Chapel Hill, to be auctioned to the
gamblers at the close of festivities.
Each resident was given $1,100 in play money
on entrance to the "casino." From there they
were on their own, trying to parley that sum into
a small fortune in two hours.
Most proceeded to games easily understood,
such as blackjack or the wheel. But the smart
money was at the crap tables. Fortunes were
made and lost in minutes there.
Several residents doubled or tripled their
money early at the wheel of fortune, then sat
back to count their earnings, confident they were
"big winners."
One look at the crap games would have made
them realize they didn't even belong in the place.
DTH staffer Evie Stevenson threw down $30
and grabbed the dice. Immediately almost
$100,000 appeared on the table, most of it bet
against her. After 16 rolls of the cubes she finally
"crapped out," but not before making a fortune
for the other bettors.
Both Miss Stevenson and this writer (known
in betting circles as the Fu Mag Flash) lost
everything within a half hour.
The Granville staff and resident Advisors,
adorned with vests, visors, arm garters and
moustaches, manned the tables with professional
care.
In many cases the odds offered were better
than could be found in Las Vegas. Even this,
however, could not keep some poor souls from
losing consistently at even odds.
At 9:00 all gambling was called off. The
tension began to build as everyone counted his
winnings prior to the auction.
The merchants had donated items valued from
89 cents, a women's cluth purse, to $24.95, an
American Tourister "Tiara" totebag.
Mr. Moneybags at the auction was Student
Legislator Jake Alexander, who amassed
$557,300, $380,000 on the last roll of the dice
for the evening.
The clutch purse.donated by Court's, brought
$2,000, but things got expensive after that
The bidding began at $200 for a $4.00 blue
and red tie donated by the Hub. When the air
finally cleared Alexander had purchased the right
to dangle it around his neck for a paltry $41,000.
This was truly amazing since an $18.00 camera
donated by Foister's, second in value only to the
totebag, brought "only" $32,000.
Two gift certificates from the Record Bar sold
for $67 ,000 and $46,000.
Only the "high rollers" were left in j the
bidding when a $15.00 bar set from Town and
Campus was placed on the block. Alexander's
high bid of $310,000 claimed it.
Groups of gamblers combined their winnings
for a chance at the totebag, the final item. The
bidding began at $1,000 but all except two
dropped out as the figure passed the century
mark. One group of seven eventually prevailed
with a bid of $450,000.
"How are they going to split it seven ways?"
was the final comment heard as "Monte Carlo
East" closed for fear of a raid.
Discuss Coates Tucker Dismissal
Ministers Meeting Planned.
occupy vacant buildings.
Example: An expanded School of Library Science, the Louis
Harris Political Data Center, and the Institute for Research in
Social Science will soon move into Manning Hall which was the
old Law SchooL
"There will also be a certain amount of dispersion with some
activities going off campus," Tuttle said. He mentioned the
relocation of Physical Plant Offices to its present site on Airport
Road as an example.
Tuttle listed other changes the campus will undergo by 1971:
Renovations for Venable, Manning, New East. MacNider, ar.d
the Carolina Inn.
Addition of two new wings to Dey HalL
Completion of a Seismological Studies Station near
University Lake.
Construction of a Child Development Center, a proposed
new Business Administration Building, a Basic Education Facility,
and a Community Center Service Building, and increased physical
education facilities.
The total cost of these and other projects slated for
completion within the next two years is a phenomenal
$61,597,776.
Most of the money has already been appropriated through the
State Legislature which UNC goes before every two years for
approval of its "C" or Capital Improvements budget. What the
General Assembly does not provide in the way of funds,
hopefully private sources (gifts, endowments, etc.) will.
But as Vice-President Wells frankly admits: "Sometimes the
need is there, but the funds are not."
These needs come about as there are greater numbers of
students in the university but UNC Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson
expects the enrollment to level off at 19,000 students by 1975.
That is, he says, "assuming the projected development of the
Consolidated University continues."
Sitterson, also a former UNC student, reflected that the
"buildings on this campus represent every stage of architecture
since its founding."
With this in mind, he indicated that in 2000 the familiar
imitation colonial red brick on so many present buildings will not
be featured on new structures.
The UNC Chancellor commented that the Chapel Hill campus
is a very expandable one, but the expansion would be on a
priority basis.
Two additions high on the Chancellor's list of priorities are
increasing the stack and carrel space for Wilson Library and
building a much-needed Dramatic Arts Center which will include
offices, classrooms, and a theatre.
Other long-range projections are an addition to Memorial Hall,
a six story Book Ex office tower, a new Physical Education
Building, and a Continuing Education Center.
With only four new living areas (a 900 room female dorm,
married student housing, a 1000 bed graduate living facility, and
the privately owned Granville South) planned for the future,
housing is one area little affected by the intense building
program.
The reason, as Director of Housing James E. Wadsworth states,
is that "there is a greater demand for apartment living and maybe
the time will come when we'll build private apartment houses."
He said that in the area of housing, UNC was pretty much
stabilized and will not need many new dorms in the future.
But with the growth of residence halls both Watson and
Chancellor Sitterson believe that the residence college system
may thrive and be accelerated.
Like dormitories, new frat houses will probably not be built
by 2000.
Chancellor Sitterson commented: "We've offered 99-year
leases on land near Finley Golf Course at extremely good rates,
but so far the fraternities have been unresponsive."
Only a handful of frats are now located along the golf course,
so apparently most plan to remain at their present location.
With more and more people living on South Campus by 1975.
the present parking and transportation problems UNC is
hampered by will become very acute.
Director of Traffic Safety, Alonzo Squires, sees this as a basic
need.
He suggested the construction of multi-level parking structures
either built off -campus or adjacent to classroom buildings as
possible solutions.
Squires said that in the future UNC will definitely need to
build some sort of improved conveyance, be it bus serv ice or
monorail, along with new roads.
He added that local merchants on Franklin Street cannot
expect full support from South Campus residents unless they are
provided with the necessary conveyance.
He also indicated that if the number of cars on campus
increases steadily, as it is expected to, the day may come when no
private vehicles will be permitted to enter the main campus.
Chapel Hill, as a result of projected new building programs,
may quite possibly be renamed "Scalpel Hill" by 2000.
Of the proposed new construction, medical or health-allied
facilities received the lion's share with no fewer than twelve new
medical buildings scheduled to come off the drawing board in the
near future.
The buildings range from a five floor bed tower addition to the
not yet completed Ambulatory Patient Care Facility to a
Pharmacology Toxicology Center.
So if our visitor happens to faint at all the bewildering sights
he'll see, there'll be a hospital literally in front of him.
dncators Meet At UNC
A meeting will be held for
students concerned about the
recent dismissal of the
Reverends William Coates and
Herbert Tucker at 4 p.m. in
Gerrard Hall.
A petition is being
circulated on campus to
protest this action taken by
Episcopal Bishop Thomas
Fraser.
"The response of students
and faculty to the petition has
been overwhelming," said Mrs.
Josephine Strobel, a member
of the Chapel of the Cross who
has been collecting a signatures
for the petition.
Bishop Fraser dismissed
Coates and Tucker after
receiving the report of the
Expiscopal Commission of
Campus Ministry. The
Commission was appointed to
leam the effectiveness of
Episcopalian ministry on
campus.
According to Mrs. Strobel,
the Commission itself did not
recommend a change in
personnel in its report; only a
change in structure.
Bishop Fraser mentioned
Reform Group Meets Monday
A meeting of the Student
Academic Reform Committee
will be held Monday, Dec. 16
in the YMCA building at 7:00
p.m., to research possible
change in various departments
and overall curricula.
The meeting is called by
Timothy Knowlton, who says
the committee plans to present
short papers or letters to the
Merzbacher Committee. They
will study General College
requirements in language,
science, and math.
Knowlton, in describing the
committee as more "practical"
than "radical," explains that
the group hopes to "leam" in
part from the members of the
faculty what reforms are the
most desirable and most
possible."
Knowlton further explains
that he is not necessarily the
chairman of the committee,
and that the group is "a
non-political organization."
Eventual plans for the
Student Academic Reform
Committee include a petition
to be presented to the student
body "which will show student
support of sensible and
necessary academic reform,"
according to Knowlton.
This, petition will be drawn
up when the research of the
committee is completed,
Knowlton says that anyone
with ideas for reform is
welcome at the meeting
tomorrow night.
one factor in deciding to
restructure the ministry might
be the "loose chaplaining"
with one man tied up with the
Chapel of the Cross and the
other with the Wesley
Foundation.
The Commission reportedly
contacted Episcopalian
students at the University
about the ministry in Chapel
Hill.
Every student signing the
petition was asked if they had
been contacted by the
Commission.
"We have only discovered
two Episcopalian students who
were questioned by the
Commission. The must have
used the opinions of a very
small sampling of students,"
said Mrs. Strobel.
"We feel like Coates's
unpopularity may be due in
part to his outspoken views on
many social issues. The opinion
of many EpBdopalian
students, however, is that
Coates's attitudes should be
offered whether one agrees
with them or not," said Mrs.
Strobel.
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