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79 Years of Editorial Freedom
Tuesday, March 7, 1972
Vol. 80, No. 128
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by Mary Ellis Gibson
Trustees of the Morehead Foundation
decided Thursday to end the suspension
of UNC sophomore Frank Alexander's
Alexander's funds were suspended
after he was charged with violating a Pitt
County parade ordinance.
Trustees suspended Alexander's funds
in December on the grounds that he did
not meet the minimum standards
required of all Morehead scholars.
The standard which Alexander says
Conservationists are appealing a U.S.
District Court ruling that denied a
temporary injunction to halt construction
on the New Hope Dam.
Lawyers for the Conservation Council
of North Carolina (CCNC), ECOS and
several individuals who own property that
will be flooded by the New Hope
Reservoir filed the appeal Friday in
James C. Wallace, president of CCNC,
said the ecologists felt the judge's
decision in the case was "deficient in law
and that on appeal it will be reversed."
The conservationists argued that the
Army Corps of Engineers is doing
irreparable damage to the environment of
the dam site, without first complying
with the National Environmental Policy
Act. The Act requires that a statement be
filed exploring fully the impact of ihe
project on the environment and any
alternatives to the project.
The plantiffs said the corps had failed
by not considering the effects of two
projects - Interstate 40 and a nuclear
plant that Carolina Power and Light Co.
is planning to build downstream on the
reservoir, by not updating the
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United Press International
RALEIGH - North Carolina's
presidential primary ballot increased to
four candidates Monday as George
Wallace, Shirley Chisholm and President
Nixon all paid their filing fees.
Senator Edmund Muskie (D Maine)
was the first to file as aides paid his
$1,000 fee last Friday to the State Board
of Elections. The filing deadline is
Thursday for some candidates and Friday
for others, depending on when they
received their mailed invitation to run in
State Board of Elections Secretary
Alex Brock said he received by registered
mail the filing fee of Mrs. Chisholm, the
black congresswoman from NEW York
The Democratic lawmaker is one of the
by Bob Downes
The University is currently considering
the construction of 400 additional units
of married student housing at an
estimated cost of $7.5 million, according
to George Rutherford, director of
A questionnaire will be mailed within
the next two weeks to current occupants
of and those on the waiting list for
married housing in Odum and Victory
villages to help analysts determine
whether such a project is necessary.
Rutherford said the purpose of the
questionnaire is two-fold-it will furnish
planners with valuable input to help
analyze the needs and desires of potential
occupants of the new housing, and will
the trustees cited in his suspension state,
"A Morehead Scholar will be expected to
comply with the Laws of the United
States and the several states. In the
absence of special circumstances,
conviction of a criminal offense (except
for minor traffic violations) will be
considered sufficient reason for
immediate and permanent termination or
non-renewal of the award."
Alexander said Monday Morehead
Foundation lawyers contacted his lawyer
Thursday and informed him of the
The trustees decided to give Alexander
cost-benefit ratio of the project and by
not examining alternate projects that
could meet the same needs as the New
Hope Dam and Reservoir.
Judge Eugene Gordon ruled February
14 that the corps' impact statement was
sufficient under the law.
Government attorneys had argued that
stopping construction would cost
taxpayers S14,000 a day.
Wallace said, "If the decision is
allowed to stand, considerable damage
would be done to the National
Environmental Policy Act since Judge
Gordon views the law as being merely a
He pointed out that other courts have
interpreted the act much more broadly.
"Others have held that it requires a
finely-tuned balancing process," he said.
"I hope the Circuit Court of Appeals will
follow these decisions."
The corps and 13 towns and counties
below the dam contend the dam is
necessary for flood control and water
supply. Conservationists say the reservoir
will be too poluted for recreation or
water supply use.
few presidential candidates who earlier
expressed strong interest in running in
Michael Griffin of Montgomey,
Alabama, paid Wallace's filing fee and
announced that the Alabama governor
planned five visits to North Carolina
before the May 6 primary.
Griffin said Wallace was unable to
come Monday because of campaign
commitments in Wisconsin.
Charlotte Attorney Charles Jonas, Jr.,
President Nixon's campaign coordinator
in North Carolina, represented the
President at the State Board of Elections.
"We expect the president's campaign
to be one of the best organized and most
intensively waged campaigns ever seen in
North Carolina," said Jonas, who
provide further justification for the
construction of the additional units when
the project is explained to the 1973 N.C.
The plan tentatively calls for 400
apartments consisting of 350
two-bedroom and 50 three-bedroom units
to be incorporated in buildings "with a
maximum height of three stories."
As yet, no site has been selected for
Jim Wharton, a second-year graduate
student in planning who is assisting
Rutherford on the project, said the
University also hopes to gain from the
questionnaire information pertaining to
the problems and needs of married
students, the cost and the number of
units from other universities which
provide married housing.
his scholarship funds at this time "due to
special circumstances" of his case,
Before the trustees lifted their
suspension of the scholarship, foundation
lawyers investigated the case, he
Alexander said he had talked with
Mebane M. Pritchett, associate director of
the foundation, who gave him a letter
explaining why the suspension was ended.
The letter, Alexander said, listed three
reasons for lifting the suspension.
First, foundation lawyers believed
Alexander's case would not be decided in
court for a long time.
Secondly, the lawyers compared the
ordinance to a similar parade ordinance
and found reason to doubt its
Thirdly, the suspension was lifted on
the basis of Alexander's outstanding
record as a student.
Alexander said this week the
foundation will give him the full amount
of his scholarship for this semester plus
six percent interest.
"I'm pleased they've finally realized
the implications of taking away a person's
scholarship for these reasons," Alexander
"I hope they think twice before
suspending a student's scholarship for the
same reasons," he continued.
Roy Armstrong, executive director of
the Morehead Foundation, would not
comment on the trustees' action.
"We have never made a statement on
this matter," he said.
Mebane Pritchett called Alexander's
case an "internal matter."
"In any internal matter, we have no
statement to make. We try to protect the
scholars in matters of this kind." he said.
Pritchett refused to detail reasons for
the lifting of Alexander's suspension.
TODAY clear and sunny, highs in
the low 60s, lows in the 30s, zero
chance of precipitation.
launched a petition drive on behalf of
Nixon several months ago.
He said, "The President will not
actively campaign in the primary election
but he will in the national election."
Jonas said he expected Nixon to win
in November by the largest plurality ever
recorded in North Carolina in recent
Jonas released a telegram to him from
the President which said, "The petitions
signed by 1 17,000 North Carolinians have
arrived at the White House, and 1 assure
you, I am greatly encouraged by this
expression of so much early support in
Representative Paul McCloskey
(R-Calif.) is the only Republican
challenger to the President who has
Both Rutherford and Wharton
emphasized the need for input and data
as extremely important in drawing up
plans to accomodate potential occupants.
The questionnaire, revised by the
planning office in conjunction with the
Odum Village Married Student Housing
Board of Aldermen and the University
Office of Residence Life, is highlighted
by a number of blanks following
questions to allow space for additional
Married couples will be asked to rank
in preference what they look for in
married housing, whether it be proximity
to campus, economics, neighborhood
appearance, recreation or other qualities.
Questions also deal with preferences in
the type of housing, the amount of
privacy available and the amount of open
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North Carolina, it was perhaps inevitable that one day we
would get our first pedestrian bridge. The bridge foundation
On North Campus
bv Susan Miller
The committee to protest the refusal
of the New Learning Center proposal is
now seeking a coeducational North
Campus dorm that would be academically
independent of the University.
The protest committee is not asking
for departments to release professors
from their normal course loads to come
to the dormitory, according to Reid
Tunstall, a committee member.
"Faculty members can be reached," he
said. They will come to the learning
center independent of the administration
and on their own time if they are
interested in innovative education,
Charles D. Wright, a member of the
New Learning Center planning
committee, and Barney Corvin, a member
of the protest committee, are now
working to plan a feasible budget for a
North Campus dorm to present to the
Committee on University Residence Life
(CURL) at its meeting Thursday night.
inquired about running in North Carolina.
His filing deadline is Thursday.
Griffin said he expected Wallace to
make his first visit to North Carolina in
about a month. He said the goveror was
not "ignoring North Carolina," but has
been occupied with heavy campaigning in
Florida, Wisconsin and other states whose
primaries precede North Carolina's.
"I don't have a crystal ball, but I think
he'll win in North Carolina," said Griffin.
"We think we can beat anybody," he
said, when asked how the Alabama
governor would fare if Duke University
President Terry Sanford enters the race
for the Democratic nomination.
"I say former governor Sanford is an
honorable man. I have no other
comment." he said.
space that should be provided.
Participants are asked the types of
recreation facilities preferred in the living
areas, ranging from billiards to basketball.
Another area includes transportation
and the preferred distance from the
campus in minutes by various means.
Various combinations of living
arrangements also are discussed.
The questionnaire" provides about a
half-page of space for comment upon the
importance of the University's role in
housing married students.
Once the information is obtained and
studied, Wharton said a detailed program
would be submitted to an architect to
draw up final construction plans.
The need for additional married
housing, Rutherford said, "started with
the realization that Victory Village, as
was set in place
connecting the new
CURL turned down the possibility of
a coed North Campus dorm at its meeting
last week when the New Learning Center
proposal, calling for such a dorm, failed
to receive academic approval from the
College of Arts and Sciences.
The plan was considered by the college
to be economically unfeasible for the fall
Four members of the protest
committee Corvin, Tunstall, Donna
Petty and Susan Donaldson said
Monday they were going to ask CURL
again for a coeducational North Campus
Corvin said it is economically feasible
to have a living-learning project at UNC.
Petty said the planning committee
viewed the Learning Center as just a
transferral of professors who would be
teaching the courses anyway. "This
would not be taking up resources," she
One of the primary reasons for the
refusal of the plan by the College of Arts
and Sciences was that the learning
Sanford. North Carolina governor
from 19601964, is to announce
Wednesday whether he will accept a draft
by political supporters to enter the
primary. Over the weekend Sanford said
the present Democratic lineup needed an
"alternative national candidate."
Flections Board Secretary Brock said
he received a call from Senator George
McGovern (D-S.D.) Monday who wanted
to confirm that his filing deadline was
Other national candidates who have a
Friday filing deadline include Senator
Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.), Mayor
John Lindsay of New Y'ork and
Representative Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.).
Senator Henry Jackson (D-Wash.) has
a Thursday filing deadline.
CD Ji a
nice as it has been over the years, has
become dangerous and run-down and
ought to be torn down."
Besides the fact that Victory Village is
25 years old, Rutherford said it has
become necessary to remove the housing
there to make room for the expansion of
the University's medical complex.
There are presently 133 of the original
350 units left in Victory Village. A total
of 34 of these will be demolished in June
to provide space for the Hospital Bed
Tower Building, he said.
Rutherford also pointed out that the
current waiting list has resulted in some
students having to wait for a year or
longer before they can obtain married
Presently in Odum Village, there are
350 units of married housing built in
yesterday spanning Rosemary St., and
NCNB building with a parking deck.
(Staff Photo bv Tad Stewart.)
center would use up resources needed
Corvin said, "Once a hung-k-arrung
project got started, there might be a
possibility of receiving money from the
"There is no way a plan of this sort
cannot be worked out." he said.
Tunstall emphasized that time is the
crucial problem now in trying to get a
North Campus dorm to be coed.
March 22 is the day students will sign
up for dormitory rooms.
"Students need to be aware there is
the possibility of innovative education on
this campus," Tunstall said. A
living-learning center is not "an elitist
organization for the superstudents." he
Students remain unaware of
educational opportunities until they
become involved in UNC's current
projects, which are primarily on South.
Campus, he said.
But South Campus has its drawbacks
in getting people unified, all four
committee members agreed. Ihe suite
system isolates the residents from other
suites, Tunstall said. The whole structure
of South Campus dorms is sim.pl to"
accommodate a large number of students,
and not to allow people to get together to
interact, he said.
He cited the four separate wings, no
common eating area, lack of space for
general activities and alienation of other
dorm residents among the problems of
organizing a one- or two-floor project on
On the other hand, a North Campus
dorm would involve all the dorm's
residents in the living-learning project. A
sense of identity and a more personable
atmosphere would be natural in a North
Campus Dorm, Tunstall said.
Corvin added there would be common
space for activities in a North Campus
Professors would be more likely to
come to a closer place to teach additional
courses than to South Campus, Petty
All four of the committee members
felt that a North Campus dormitory with
its structure and convenience would
provide a better opportunity for an
1961 which, combined with the original
units in Victory Village, gave ihe
University at one time nearly 700 total
"While our enrollment has gone up
since 1959, our married housing lias gone
down." said Rutherford adding "even
with 400 units, it will put us barely above
what we had in 1959-60 "
He said an earlier project in 19n6 was
submitted to provide for the then 1,700
married students enrolled in the student
body. This figure has more than doubled
to 3.500 enrolled in the student body last
fall, Rutherford said.
The need is great, according to
Rutherford, adding "in the long run we
are looking for a total near S00 or 1,000