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Debbie Potter, general manager of WCAR, draws the
winner's name of the History of Rock and Roll contest.
Fifteen persons correctly answered all the questions on the
entry blank. The drawing was to determine who got the
color TV. The winner was Randy Crawford, who was the
only one of the fifteen contestants not present for the
drawing. (Staff photo by Thomas Cox)
The 50th Assembly of Student
Legislature will begin its r.ew term
tonight when it votes on proposed
legislative by-law changes aimed at
strengthening minority representation in
the body while re'ducing the powers of
The resolution was reported out
favorable Tuesday by the Rules
Committee who gave the proposal
The main content of the resolution
would have individual committee
members elected by the body and have
the body elect the committee chairman
from the members.
Currently, the student body
vice-president, acting as speaker of SL,
has held the power of appointing
Another change would place legislative
8' Years. Of Editorial Freedom
Vol. 78, No. 62
ohapel Hill, North Carolina, Thursday, December 3, 1970
Founded February 23,1893
by Glenn Brank
All the pageantry and spectacle of a royal
coronation unfolded on the UNC campus
Wednesday as graduate student Nyle Frank was
crowned the invisible supreme ruler of the
Wilson Memorial Library's North Carolina
department reported that the event was the first
such coronation recorded on the campus, as well as
in the state or nation.
The magnitude of the event was apparently
.recognized by the University student body. More -than
2,000 faithful followers milled around the Pit
during the three-and-a-half hour ceremony, and
they filled the spectrum of UNC personality types:
grits, freaks and straights alike cheered for King
Preparations began at mid-morning, when
students draped a huge tapestry over the front of
the Student Stores building. Balloons were
festooned in nearby trees and buildings, while the
Pit lampposts sported a stringer of multi-colored
pennants flashing in the sun.
As the day progressed, a King Nyle I banner was
draped over the Union billboard, a podium and
microphone system was borrowed and a three-foot
royal red carpet was placed at the steps of Lenoir
Mid-day crowds swelled as the Bell Tower struck
noon, to the accompaniment of bagpipes that
could be heard as far away as Hanes Hall. The
unorthodox sound attracted the attention of
many, who began to converge from all points on
the Pit area.
The wailing Scottish harp shortly ceased to a
hearty round of applause and a murmured thanks
from its owner ("that's all you get for a dime") to
be replaced by the appearance of a caped figure in
the central Pit crowd.
He was tall and lanky, with dark curly hair that
ran amuck across his brow. An electric green shirt
clashed smashingly with a white fur-lined full
length cape, complimented by ankle-high work
boots painted a bright Carolina blue.
King Nyle I himself! 'The' gastachioed '(half ,
beard, half mustache) political science graduate
student spread a temporary hush over the crowd,
quickly followed by a blast of trumpet rolls from
the roof of the Student Stores.
A royal train consisting of one clownballoon
carrier, one prime minister, one crown bearer with
crown and Frank assembled before the throng for
the coronation of the King of the Invisible
King Nyle outlined a brief summary of his
programs, which include an increase in the number
of fountains, swings and slides for all college
campuses, jam sessions in the Pit for jazz
enthusiasts on Friday nights and special events
such as "frisbee days."
As a special added attraction, the versatile ruler
performed Invisible University fight songs to a
1930's style jazz piano. Other musical features
included a flute duet of the Mickey Mouse theme
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The glorious event happened before the eyes of 2,000
loyal subjects in the Pit. After the coronation. King Nyle
delivered an address in which he promised fountains, swings
and slides for the campus. His Invisible Highness then
played the IUNC fight song. Several spectators said that the
pertormance ot the fight song was even better than it was at
King Nyle's concert before a sell out crowd in Carmichael
Auditorium two weeks ago at which John Sebastian also
appeared. (Staff Photos by Thomas Cox and John Gellman)
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O GarfseU Jones parliamentary ru!es.
The resolution is a revised version of
similar by-law proposals constructed la si
year by Joe Beard. Rafael Perez. Gerry
Cohen and Johnny WitUford. That
proposal failed uhen it did not obtain a
two-thirds legislative majority required
for a by-law change.
Sponsored this year by Legislator
Charles Gilliam, the resolution was
reported out of the Rules Committee in
October but was recommitted when
Student Body Vice-President Bill Blue
ruled that no by-law change may be made
until the beginning of the next assembly.
According to DTH sources, the
proposal is expected to draw a diverse
vote with the outcome hanging in the
One objector to the resolution is Blue,
speaker of legislature.
He spoke in favor of limiting the
speaker's powers earlier in the year, but
Tuesday said the proposed by-laws are
designed for a maximum of minority
"Political parties have not been strong
this year," Blue said. "As a result there
have been no strong floor leaders leaving
the committee chairman to be somewhat
the leaders of the legislature."
Blue claimed committee members
elected by legislature would weaken the
possibilities of having strong legislative
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He continued that k-gtslatsvelv, !evted
committee raemNrrs would provule fairer
representation in the Kdy while limiting
the hold a speaker could posiM have
over legislative business.
Other change provided for in the
resolution include allowing SL to convene
in the Committee of the Whole, an
informal session allowing member to
discuss business without a quorum, after
obtaining a majority vote of Legislature.
An example of this ruling would take
place when legislators walk out of a
meeting before business has been
completed. The Committee of the Whole
would allow legislature to continue
discussions on that particular business
without taking action on the bill itself.
The by-law proposals are expected to
dominate most of Thursday night's
session after a keynote speech by Student
Body President Tom Bello.
Bello said his speech will cover general
information concerning the student
government and legislature.
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by Bill Pope
Bids for the paving of a 3,500 foot
runway at Horace Williams Airport
(HWA) exceeded the amount of alloted
funds said a University engineer
The bid for the paving was won by
William Muirhead Construction Co. of
Durham with a low bid of $189,200, said
engineer Jake Bryant. He disclosed
Campbell Electric Co. of Raleigh was the
low bidder for the electrical work on the
runway lighting with a bid for $4,927.
Bryant was unsure how much above
the alloted amount the bids were. "It
takes 30 days to analyze these things," he
said. "If a contract is to be made, it will
be with Muirhead Construction Co."
Construction is expected to begin next
spring on the University-owned airport
which has come under fire in recent years
from residents near the facility who have
complained of noise and danger to nearby,
The University Board of Trustees
approved the paving of the runway last
spring in a project which is being financed
by the N.C. Department of Conservation
and Development and with University
The airport has two grass and dirt
air d otic
runways, both considered unusable in bad
weather according to airport spokesman.
Another runway is no longer used at all.
An ad hoc committee of the
University's Faculty Council
recommended last July that one runway
should have its surface improved, with
the stipulation that a full-time airport
manager be appointed.
The committee also recommended to
restrict the use of the airport to
University-related functions. There are
currently 36 planes based regularly at the
airport, three of which are operated by
the N.C. Medical Foundation.
These three planes handle most of the
University-related travel but are used
primarily for Medical School activities.
"Our investigation indicates," the
committee reported, "that HWA is a base
for significant University services,
especially in Medical School extension
activities throughout the state."
Opponents of the airport have made
statements against the paving of the
airport and have pressed for the finding
of a new site for an airport in Chapel Hill.
The faculty committee reported,
that the lack of another airport in Chapel
Hill deems it essential that Horace
Williams be improved and used.
The airport is located on Highway 86,
two miles north of Franklin Street.
As soon as Friday
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by Evans Witt
A strike by the bus drivers of the
Raleigh City Coach Lines could disrupt
campus bus service Friday.
The contract between the bus line and
the bus drivers, represented by the
Amalgamated Transit Union, expired
R.C. Wallace, first vice president of the
national union, said in Raleigh
Wednesday that if a new contract has not
been sisned by midnight Thursday, the
bus drivers will strike, ending service here.
Negotiations are in progress in Raleigh
between the union and the company
which has handled the campus service for
three years. The issues involved in the
dispute have not been specified, but they
are thought to be the drivers demands
for more pay and greater fringe benefits.
Student Body President lorn Bello
expressed concern over the possible
disruption of the campus bus service.
"Our most important concern is to
keep the buses going. We are talking to
our lawyer in Raleigh, Roger Smith,
about this," he said.
"We might try to use former high
school bus drivers to keep the system
operating." Bello continued, "Well be in
bad shape if they go on strike."
The buses supplied by the Raleigh line
connect South Campus, Wilson Library
and downtown Chapel Hill. Victory and
Odum Villages are also connected to the
The campus bus system is currently
operated and maintained by the Student
Transportation Committee of Student
Government in cooperation with the
University Traffic and Safety Committee.
The campus bus system may be
superceded in the near future by a Chapel
Hill bus system, operated by the town
government and serving the entire
community as well as the campus area.
...2l play by Lewis
Black, a University student,
opened Tuesday night in the
Frank Parrish, DTH
features editor, reviewed the
opening performance, finding
the play pertinent, searching,
looking at the absurdity of
growing up in America.
Parrisffs review can be
found on page three.