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by Peter Barnes
Chapel J fill's voters go to the polls Tuesday
decide the fate of a proposed community I
system. This is the first of two articles concern
the proposal and its relationship to the cam
parking and traffic situation.
Parking at UNC is like the old women i
shoe-there are just too many cars to know v
to do. j
More than 17,000 cars are currently register,
with the University, but there are less than 7,500
parking spaces to put them in. And the prospects
of any solution to the dilemma appear several
The direction of ail future parking plans rests in
large part with the fate of the community bus
referendum facing Chapel Hill voters
are waiting to see
; campus traffic
niversity and the
;her if we are to
here," says Lee
ers of a joint
im that examined
uring the fall.
"The Univcisi., ... his, and so the
administration is waiting to see whether or not the
town is going to set up any type of bus system on
its own before the University starts making any
firm plans for campus traffic."
If Tuesday's referendum receives voter
approval, then discussions will be begun to
determine if arrangements can be made to insure
the University adequate bus service by the town
and to guarantee the town system a yearly revenue
from the University.
Currently under consideration is a proposal that
the University purchase in bulk a number of bus
passes that would then be resold to the students
and staff as part of the University's parking
But either with or without the bus system, any
decisions on the future of traffic and parking on the
UNC campus will be measured against several
guidelines established by the fall's
student-administration study committee.
According to Corum. that group feels that a
successful system must:
- insure the rights of all dormitory students to
park on-campus in reserved spaces near their
- increase the parking revenues sufficiently to
provide adequate funds for operation and
improvement of the parking system; and
- provide facilities off-campus for parking by
students and staff who do not wish to pay the
higher rates that might be required for on-campus
spaces, and to provide transportation to the
campus from these off-campus lots.
Such a system will most likely require some
type of regular bus transportation through the
One proposal made by the study committee of
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a system that would meet al! of these criteria
includes the suggestion that on-campus parking
fees for the faculty, staff and students all be set at
the same rate-SS per month of $22.50 per
semester-but that the number of permits be
limited so that purchasers are virtually guaranteed
a parking space.
Revenues from the parking permit sales and the
visitor parking fees should then be sufficient for
the University to purchase bus service on the
campus and on certain off-campus routes. The ccM
of a bus pass would be included in the parking fee,
and for those without cars, the passes could be
purchased at a fairly low cost, about $4.50 per
semester, or $1 2 per year.
The primary alternative to such a parking
system-bus service arrangement is the construction
of several on-campus parking garages. The cost of
such garages is now estimated at about S2.500 per
space, or about $4 million for garages capable of
holding 1,600 cars-and the university needs 3t
least an additional 5,500 parking spaces just to
meet the present traffic needs.
But for now, any real solutions to the campus
parking problems still appear some way off, as the
University waits to see the results of Tuesday's
referendum. Until the fate of the town's bus
system is known, the University can make no
definite commitments nor any real progress
towards solving the campus traffic crisis.
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by William March
The Student Supreme Court by a 3-1
vote defeated Allen Mask's challenge to
the results of the student body
presidential election, in a decision
announced at noon Friday.
The chief issue which decided the
court, said Chief Justice David Crump, is
that the votes which the plaintiff proved
were lost through the illegal closing of the
Everett dorm polling place, could not all
be presumed to have been intended for
"Here the loss of votes was purely
accidental," Crump said, "and there was
no intentional error. Therefore, we felt
we could not assume that all lost votes
were intended for one candidate. Even
though plaintiff won the polling place, he
still only polled about one-third of the
votes in the box."
The denial of the challenge means that
second place candidate Ford Runge will
run off the election with Pitt Dickey.
Runge and Dickey were named as
co-defendants, along with Elections
Board Chairman Leo Gordon, in the
challenge case the day it went to court.
Leo Gordon has not yet announced
the date of the runoff between Dickey
Both Dickey and Runge have agreed to
a public debate sometime before the
election, but no date has been set.
Mask was represented in the challenge
by UNC law students Roger Bernholz and
Carol Chamberlain. The plaintiffs
contended that the Everett polling place
opened more than 10 minutes late, closed
early while a few people were still waiting
to vote, and was closed twice during the
day. This, they said, resulted in a loss of
votes which could have materially
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by William March
William Friday, president of the
16-campus UNC system, denied in an
interview Sunday that North Carolina and
UNC have taken no steps to comply with
federal -orders to desegregate higher
education in the state.
North Carolina's university system was
included in a U.S. District Court
desegregation ruling Friday because it had
failed to fulfill a federal directive by
submitting a plan for desegregation.
John Silard, an attorney for the
NAACP legal defense fund, handled a suit
asking that the Department of Health,
Education and Welfare be forced to
implement Title VI of the 1964 Civil
Rights Act, which prevents federal funds
from going : to segregated educational
District Court Judge John H. Pratt
ordered HEW to begin "desegregation
enforcements The ruling could affect
public school systems and higher
education systems in 17 southern and
border states, including the campuses of
According to news accounts, Silard
accused UNC of totally ignoring earlier
federal requests for voluntary submission
of a desegregation plan.
Friday countered by saying, "There is
in DTM suit
Evans Witt, Editor of the Daily Tar
Heel, was named in a request for the
production of documents and answers to
questions, filed in the U.S. Middle
District Court in Greensboro Friday.
The action is the latest in a suit, filed
by four UNC students last July, which
seeks to end funding of the DTH by
The plaintiffs, Robert Arrington,
David Boone, Gray Miller and Robert
Grady, stated that the DTH frequently
took positions with which they disagreed
and that they should not be forced to
support the paper with mandatory
The defendants originally named were
UNC-CH Chancellor' N. Ferebee Taylor,
UNC-CH Vice Chancellor of Business and
Finance Joseph Eagles, UNC President
William C. ; Friday, the UNC Board of
Governors and the Board of Trustees.
There are 43 questions which the
plaintiffs asked Witt to answer. Of those,
39 are identical to some of the 70
questions asked of the original defendants
in the suit.
The new questions seek to clarify the
meaning of "reportorial positions" as
used in the original questions. The
plaintiffs said the phrase means
"non-editorial page opinion or bias, that
is, any opinion or bias appearing in the
newspaper other than in editorials,
columns, or letters to the editor ..."
The meaning of the phrase was said to
include "...use of headlines,
parenthetical phrases, emphasis, loaded
adjectives and adverbs, choice of events
reported, choice of facts of an event
reported, unequal coverage of differing
points of view, and editorial comments
within the body of a news report, article,
or letter to the editor."
The last action in the suit was Nov. 15
when Judge Eugene A. Gordon granted a
stay of proceedings for either 60 days or
until 20 days after the U.S. Fourth
Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled on a
similar suit against the North Carolina
Central University student newspaper
Campus Echo. No NCCU ruling has been
The request for documents includes a
request for copies of articles appearing in
the DTH under the heading of "Soul
Food" and "Elephants and Butterflies."
A similar request, filed earlier in the suit
before Witt became a defendant, was
objected to by University officials, on the
grounds that they were accessible to the
plaintiffs and that the expense' to the
state would be too great to locate, copy
and deliver the documents.
a proposed draft of just such a plan in the
works, a document of some 0 pages. We
have been working on it since the original
ruling in 1969. One problem was that it
had to be reworked when higher
education in the state was restructured."
Friday said that the N.C. Board of
Higher Education, the UNC
administration, and the separate
chancellors of the UNC campuses had all
contributed to the plan. He could not say
when the state's plan was to have been
The order issued Friday sets timetables
for enforcement procedures to be carried
out by HEW.
Pratt set an enforcement deadline of
120 days for higher education systems.
The order is to implement a ruling which
Pratt made last November, stating that
HEW had not properly met its obligations
to enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights
In February of 1970, North Carolina
received a directive from HEW which
told the state to take positive steps to
achieve desegregation of higher
In April, Friday sent a 21 -page
response to HEW, stating that the
University would step up its recruitment
of blacks and seek more scholarship and
loan funds to aid black enrollment.
The implication of the court ruling
Friday is that UNC's response does not
fulfill the necessity for a desegregation
plan from the state.
affected the outcome of the election.
The poll, they contended in
testimony, was closed from about 3:45
p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and from 5:20 p.m.
until 5:30 p.m. It opened at about 10:15
a.m. instead of 10 a.m., according to an
affidavit from plaintiff witnesses.
Some contradictory testimony was
produced by witnesses for the defendant.
Testimony then offered was that the poll
opened on time and did not close
between 5:20 and 5:30 p.m. Efforts were
made by the plaintiffs to discredit these
facts and no certainty was reached.
The plaintiffs argued that the
irregularities could have materially
, affected the election outcome. According
to the election law, proof of a violation
of the law is not sufficient grounds for a
challenge. Proof must be offered that the.
violations could have had a material
effect on the results.
Counsel for the defense Gerry Cohen .
and Richard Letchworth argued that the
plaintiffs had not shown that the 34-vote
difference between - Mask and Runge
could have been made up if the poll had
not been closed.
A further argument by the defense was
that the election must be taken as a
whole. Overall, they said, this and every
election is run with many minor and
accidental violations of the law. Setting a
precedent in this case would mean that
any close election could be challenged,
even if no fraud was involved. .
The plaintiffs replied to this argument
by offering testimony that an attempt
was made, in accordance with elections
law, to hold the poll open late to make
,up for the lost time. It was the fault of
the Elections Board, they said, that this
was not done.
Show and tell
This little girl knows how to keep the attention of her audience. With all the fuss
about international politics and devaluations, she realizes that what the world really
needs is a big smile and a nice navel. (Staff photo by Scott Stewart)
Pass-fail courses limited
Faculty restricts hours u four per semester
TODAY: Warmer, high in the low
50s. Chance of rain through tonight,
low in the teens.
by Stella Morgan
and Ken Allen
Students' leeway in taking courses
pass-fail was substantially reduced by the
Faculty Council during their regular
monthly meeting Friday. A new proposal
restricts the previously unlimited amount
of pass-fail credits during a semester to
Only 24 hours of pass-fail credit may
be applied to graduation requirements,
and students' total registration exceeding
15 hours can take all credits in excess of
1 2 pass-fail.
Courses exempted from pass-fail credit
include English 1 and 2, the foreign
language or mathematical sciences
requirements, General College divisional
electives, major courses, courses required
by the major department or curriculum
and summer courses.
Fifteen hours of letter-grade credit are
required to qualify for the Dean's List.
The decision time for taking a course
pass-fail was extended from two weeks to
In the computation of grade-point
averages, a failure will be computed as
hours attempted, a pass will not.
A student changing his major to a field
in which he has already taken pass-fail
work may credit only one pass-fail course
in the new major.
A report from the Athletic Committee
summarized events at the recent meeting
of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA) in Chicago. NCAA
substituted a 2.0 overall high school
average for the previous 1.6 that was
required to be eligible for grant-in-aid in
The committee also reported on the
sports medicine program initiated in
September of 1972 to oversee the
physical well-being of all sports
Newly implemented was the renewable
one-year grant-in-aid for student athletes.
Previously, grants were given for a period
of four years, and the student kept the
grant whether or not he remained a
participant in the sport.
The Faculty Council agreed to an
exchange information system with the
UNC Board of Governors and the 15
other campuses of the UNC system
concerning academic freedom and tenure.
When will CG
by Bob Ripley
Gerry Cohen, a newly elected member of the
Campus Governing Council (CGC), received an
injunction from Supreme Court Chief Justice
David Crump last night to stop the CGC from
meeting tonight. Student Body President Richard
Epps has not approved the meeting.
However, if Epps signs the bill moving the CGC
meeting up from Thursday night to this evening
before 7:30, the injunction becomes ineffective.
i need to speak with a few other interested
parties before I make my final decision," Epps
stated, "but at present I do not plan to sign the
Cohen said he did not feel that moving the
meeting up was unfair to the council members
who were not at the SL meeting Thursday when
the change was made,
"Several council members have made prior
commitments," said Cohen, "and would not be
able to attend. Right now only seven of the 20
members have knowledge of the meeting."
The first meeting will be called to order by
Amelia Bellows, the most senior member of the
SL. The session will be primarily an organizational
one with the election of the speaker the main
item. Cohen is a possible candidate for that post.
If there is no student body president by Thursday,
the new speaker will temporarily fill that office.
In their final and most industrious session the
Student Legislature bowed out with champagne,
cigars and a floor show.
The meeting lasted nearly four hours and the
body voted on 24 bills, approving 19, rejecting
three and tabling one. The content of the bills
ranged from budget appropriations to a measure
that recommended Speaker Fred Davenport to the
ACC Referee Association for employment.
The highlight of the evening was the traditional
awards ceremony held at the close of . each SL
year. Randy Wolfe and Gary Rendsburg were
co-emcees and were in charge of selection.
Perhaps the most prestigious of the awards is
the "Outstanding Flame Award." The member
with the most colorful, useless and inspiring
behavior at the meetings is bestowed with the
honor.. This year's recipient was Dave Gephart.
Among the other winners were Ralph Yount
for the "Let's Clean Up Student Government
Award," David Boone with the "McGovern for
President Award" and DTH reporter William
March for the "Always Looking for a Good Story
. At the end of the awards ceremony the
members of the body were subjected to the
"Mickey Mouse Theme Song" as performed by
Representatives Jim Becker, Jarvis Sinclair and
In part here is a summary of SL's more serious
Passage of a bill to give the laboratory theatre
$330 for play royalties;
$250) for the Publications Board to buy a new
A resolution to urge Congress to grant Amnesty
to draft dodgers and deserters;
A resolution allowing the Black Student
Movement to consider all appointments to SG that
will affect blacks.
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