78 Years Of Editorial Freedom
Volume 78, Number 1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Tuesday, September 15, 1970
Founded February 23, 1893
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by Harry Bryan
A ssociale Editor
A special meeting of Student
Legislature will be held Thursday night
for a vote on acceptance of the Open
House Agreement released by the
University during the summer.
The legislature is expected to either
accept the administration's visitation
policy as it stands or reject it on the
grounds that the legislature's policy of
self-determination, passed last March, is
still in effect.
According to Dean of Men Fred
Schroeder, there will be no visitation in
University housing until Student
Legislature accepts the administration's
by Lou Bonds
The overenrollment of nearly 350
students for the fall semester has caused
the worst housing crisis since World War
II for UNC students.
Virtually no dorm room space or
housing units are currently available in
the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area.
More than 1 7,000 students will report
to classes this fall, an increase of 4.5 per
cent over last year, according to
Admissions Office estimates.
Housing Assignments Officer James O.
Wads worth said no single unit dorm
rooms are available and double units
are "practically non-existent."
"Rooms, trailers and houses for rent in
Chapel Hill are about zero," said
The Housing Officer said only the
enrollment following World War II could
parallel the present situation.
"Last time we anticipated the crowded
conditions," he related, "but not this
Meanwhile barracks are scheduled to
be set up in Stacy Dorm as a temporary
solution to the current housing dilemma.
Also an additional floor in Morrision
coed dorm has been granted for women
residents, leaving 100 men to be placed
Director of Admissions Richard
Cashwell anticipates about 4,050 new
For a report on the student strike
of spring, 1970...
see Second News Section, pages
four and five.
North Carolina Gov. Robert Scott
endorses Heard Report on Student
see exclusive DTH interview,
Editorial Section, page one.
A wealth of entertainment is
available at UNC this fall...
see Feature Section, pages four
Carolina wins first season opener
since 1963 by 20-10 over
Sports Section, page one.
Resignation Becomes Effective Sept. 1,1971
by Bob Chapman
Chancellor J. Carlyle person
announced this summer he wul leave his
post in order to return to teaching
c;f-rcnn's resignation becomes
Sittcrson s re k
SedaScyhanceUor of the Chapel Hdl
"TitS? i'fio leave so important a
However, Student Attorney General
John McDowell said last week that no
students charged with violations of the
administration's visitation policy can be
tried in student courts since the courts
are bound to follow the policy set down
in the spring by the legislature.
The self-determination policy passed
by the legislature allowed each living unit
to determine its own visitation policy
with a two-thirds vote by a quorum of
the residents of the hall or dorm.
Under the legislature's policy a house
could establish open house 24 hours a
day, seven dajjs a week.
Under the administration policy,
visitation can be held from noon to 1
students will report to the University for
the 1970-71 academis year.
"We accepted 6,000 students in order
to get 4,000," Cashwell said. "We based
our acceptance number on past trends for
The popularity of state institutions
plus the soaring costs of private schools
were Cashwell's major speculations on
cause for the large increase of students.
"Also the size of North Carolina
population is growing each year," he said.
Another reason which Cashwell failed
to mention is the rule passed by
University last spring which requires all
junior transfers to live on campus. The
measure also will require all junior
transfers to live on campus starting this
Cashwell said that the high-rise dorms,
'usually the last to be filled, have been
almost entirely taken up. He said that
students originally renting a single room
were being sent notices of roommate
assignments and $75 credit on room rent.
Baltimore Firm Coetracits
University Cafeteria Service
by Mike Parnell
Servomation-Mathias, Inc. of
Baltimore, Md., has been contracted by
the University this year to take over the
campus food service, plagued by labor
problems the past two years.
The administration announced in
August Servomation would operate, the
food facilities on campus which SAGA
Food Services abandoned last May.
The new food service has" begun
operations at four locations: Chase
Dining Hall, the Carolina Union, Spencer
Hall and the Pine Room. Lenoir Hall will
Chase Hall will be the main cafeteria
facility and, along with the Carolina
Union snack bar, will be open seven days
The Pine Room and Spencer Hall will
offer three meals a day with the main
meals consisting of short orders and
limited entrees. These two facilities will
be open Monday through Friday.
Merritt Catlin, director of the new
food service here, said there will be two
meal plans offered at all four facilities.
now entering another decade with new
challenges and opportunities and it
deserves a continuity of leadership for
those years which can only be provided
by someone with more years to give to
administration than I have remaining."
Looking back over his four years as
the chief administrator of the Chapel Hill
branch of UNC, Sitterson cites six
achievements which he considers most
1.. Building up a strong faculty, adding
endowed professorships to attract
extraordinary talent through additional
a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and
fom noon to 2 a.m. Fridays and
However, residence hall
supervisors-housemothers and college
masters-would be able to make
exceptions to the limitations for "group
Another restriction included in the
administration's policy is the rule forcing
students "participating in open house
activities" to leave their doors open.
The administration's policy would be
put into effect by each dorm or hall by a
two-thirds vote of all the residents.
Each living unit would also have to set
up "rules and regulations governing the
conduct of residents of the house and the
Cashwell said that fluctuation of
"University enrollment trends over those
of the past caused the projection figure
for attendance this year to be off.
According to Admissions Office
figures, North Carolina men and women
will represent the largest portion of
newcomers on campus 'this year.
"We did not anticipate a housing
problem to occur," Cashwell stated.
Wadsworth cited an overall enrollment
increase and single students renting
off-campus rental units as the cause for
the housing problem.
"When single students rent
apartments, they are eliminating the
possibility of housing for married
students," Wadsworth claimed.
Meanwhile, unwary married students
returning from long distances away lined
the Housing Office walls to find only
vacancies in Chapel Hill motels.
( Odum Village apartments were
See Housing, Page 2
Plan one is a 21-meal-a-week plan costing
$312 a semester. Plan two is a
five-day-a-week plan which will cost $262
for the semester.
The cafeteria labor problems began in
March of 1968 when the workers struck
the food service, which was then operated
by the University.
The strike lasted for a month. At one
point; Gov. Robert Scott called the
Highway Patrol on campus to keep order
and to ensure food facilities remained
The workers' grievances were low pay,
'not enough black supervisory personnel
and dislike for the food service director.
The strike ended' when the state
-legislature approved a minimum wage for
the workers and when the food service
director was transferred to another
department of the University.
The University decided to . hire a
private firm to handle the food
operations and brought in SAGA.
SAGA's problems began last fall with
complaints from the workers about poor
pay, discrimination and general distaste
for the organization.
On Nov. 7, the workers walked off the
Kenan Professorships and similar
2. Expansion of the health school in
the University, in staff and facilities in
medical, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy,
public health and the N. C. Memorial
3. Greater participation by students in
areas affecting their lives in the campus
4. Growth in size of the physical plant
to accommodate the increased numbers
of students, faculty and programs.
5. Curricular innovations, among these
their guests as they deem advisable" and
provide for the enforcement of the
A special meeting of the legislature's
Judicial Committee has also been called
for Thursday night.
In making his statement concerning
the administration's policy, Schroeder
said, "We are currently working on a
policy that will be mutually acceptable to
both the administration and student
government, but until the agreement is
passed by Student Legislature, there will
be no visitation."
However, McDowell said, "The
legislature will either have fa ratify the
administration's policy or they will have
to stick to the policy they have or pass
something in between.
"However, no one will be tried in
student courts on a policy not set down
' by Student Legislature."
"You have to call the policy Student
Legislature passed as the present student
position," Student Body Vice President
Bill Blue said last week.
"The Student Legislature is by all
rights and purposes the legislative voice of
the student body. The Student
Legislature' has spoken, and the bill has
been put into effect."
However, Blue said he did not feel the
situation is irreconciliable, as did Student
Body President Tommy Bello.
"Ideally, neither side, neither the
Student Legislature nor the
administration, has the ultimate power to
determine the visitation policy," Bello
said. "There must be joint agreement.
"Having lived in residence colleges for
the past three years, I know the visitation
policy has a way of working itself out,"
"My primary concern is that the
individual students charged with a
visitation violation is not given
unnecessary and excessively stringent
"I feel that the Student Legislature,
the dean of men's office and the attorney
general will be able to work out a
visitation policy that is beneficial to the
entire student body."
jobs to publicize these demands. The
strike was aggravated by SAGA's decision
to cut back the labor force.
The strike ended Dec. 8 when the
University agreed to try to find jobs for
all personnel laid off by SAGA.
A union was formed during this time,
however, which included cafeteria
workers as well as any other
non-academic employees who wished to
join. Eugene Gore and Jim Pierce were
the representatives of the American
Federation of State, County and
Municipal Employees (AFSCME) who
co-ordinated the strike, which was
highlighted by their arrest for "creating a
disturbance" at Lenoir Hall.
SAGA continued to lay off workers
after the strike ended until the work
force was about half of what it had been
when the strike started.
Patronage at the food facilities had
fallen off during the strike and SAGA
officials said the service was losing
money. Then, in March, SAGA sent a
letter to the University saying it would
terminate its contract.
See Cafeterias, Page 2
are the Child Development Center, the
Carolina Population' Center, the Urban
and Regional Planning Center and the
Marine Sciences expansion.
6. Improvements in business
management of University affairs.
Chancellor Sitterson served as Dean of
the College of Arts and Sciences for 10
years prior to becoming Chancellor. He
was also Dean of the General College.
A 1931 graduate of UNC, Sitterson
was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He
received bis M.A. in 1932 and his Ph.D. in
1937. He has been on the faculty since
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' It's definitely a cliche that freshmen
just don't know how to do things in their
first few days at Carolina. But everybody
by Rick Gray
The Board of Trustees will vote on
changes in the University Disruptions
Policy October 26.
The changes, announced during the
summer by the Board's Executive
Committee, were worked out over the
past year by a committee of students,
faculty, administrators and Trustees.
Basically, the revisions provide for two
changes in the policy the individual
chancellors havd more power and
disruptive acts are more clearly defined.
Under the revised policy, the
chancellor would be the one who would
initiate any action against any student
under the present set-up. However, under
the revised policy, it is the chancellor
who conducts the investigation and
decides if there are grounds for bringing
charges against the student involved.
If the chancellor should decide that
the bringing of charges is justified he
would have a choice of actions to take.
He may turn the findings of his
investigation, which would be handled by
him personally or by a committee
appointed especially for that particular
investigation, over to the appropriate
University judiciary body, or he may
appoint a Hearing Committee which
would be selected from a previously
appointed Hearings Panel.
Either action, the revisions state, must
be carried out "within 30 days after he
(the chancellor) has information as to the
identity of the alleged perpetrator of the
offense but in no instance more than 1 2
months after the- occurrence of the
If the case is turned over to the
appropriate student court, then it would
be entirely out of the chancellor's hands.
The student court would decide guilt
or innocence and would set the discipline.
If the case were heard by the Hearing
Committee, the following procedures
would be followed:
The person charged would be
notified either by personal service or
registered mail and informed of the
A Kenan professor, Sitterson is thex
author of several books . as well as
numerous articles for historical journals.
He is a native of Kinston. , .
' Even as chancellor, Sitterson has
continued to teach. Now he finds he must
"give full time to my own scholarly field
if I am to stay abreast of changing
knowledge and thereby be zn effective
teacher-scholar for the remainder of my
academic career. . :
He served as dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences and dean of the
thought they at least knew about tables
and chairs...(Staff photo by John
specific violations which which he is
charged, of the time and piace of the
hearing which would be not less than
seven nor more than ten days following
receipt of the notice and of the fact that
his hearing would follow standard trial
procedure of civil courts.
The Hearing Committee would
determine the guilt or innocence, and, if a
guilty verdict were reached, it would
recommend discipline. The chancellor
would then examine the committee's
findings, "prescribe such discipline as he
deems proper" and submit a written
report of the committee's findings to the
president within ten days.
Any person found guilty would have
ten days after notice of the finding to
appeal to the University president.
-Failure, "without good cause," to
appear at the hearing "shall be suspended
indefinitely or discharged from University
The chancellor is not prevented from
initiating University action by any
pending State or Federal court action,
and, if a delay in the prosecution of the
charge were to occur "because the
accused or witnesses that may be
necessary to a determination of the
charge are involved in...court actions, the
time limitations . . . .shall not apply."
"Conviction in any State or Federal
court shall not preclude the University or
any of its officers from exercising
disciplinary action in any offense."
The University would be able to
"take any other steps, including injunctive
relief or other legal action, which (it) may
deem advisable to protect the best
interests of the University."
The present procedures call for the
chancellor to notify the Inquiry Board if
he feels a violation of the policy may
The Board of Inquiry meets and
conducts an investigation of the incident,
and then it files a report on its findings
with the chancellor who in turn relays
that report to the president.
The president decides if there has been
See Disruptions, Page 2
General College before becoming
Vice-Chancellor in 1965. He became
Chancellor in 1966.
A long list of educational honors have
followed his 44 year career with the
University. He is listed in "Who's Who" in
America, "Who's Who in the South,"
"Who Knows Wh3t," and the Directory
of American Scholars.
He is a member of the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare; the
National Association of Land Grant
Colleges; and the Southern Historical