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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Wednesday, February 21, ly73
Founded February 23, 1893
Vol. 81, No. 106
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by Ken Allen
Chapel Hill voters went to the polls
Tuesday in light numbers to give their
approval to the proposed Chapel
Hill-University bus transit system.
The bond issue passed with a
two-to-one margin, while the tax levy was
approximately one and a half to one. The
city wide total for the bond was 3366
for, 1739 against; tax -3242 for, 1856
The voters decided two issues
Tuesday. One ballot was for the issuance
of $350,000 in bonds as capital for
starting the system. The other ballot was
by Gary Fulton
The Committee on University
Residence Life (CURL) failed to choose a
dorm for a living-learning center at its
meeting Tuesday, despite a declaration at
its last meeting that it intended to do so.
Representatives from the six dorms
that CURL had selected for consideration
all expressed negative feelings on placing
a living-learning center in their residence
halls. The six dorms selected by CURL
were . Connor, Joynerv Parker, Spencer,
Teague and Winston.
The objections of the various dorms
included disunity in the larger residence
colleges, interruption of intramural
programs and displacement of residents.
Dean of Student Affairs Donald
Boulton, who attended the meeting,
expressed his surprise at the reactions of
the students in the six residence halls. "I
keep wondering if I'm at the right
University," said Boulton. "People should
not be at this meeting to defend their
dorms against living-learning proposals."
Boulton said that he and Dean Gaskin
of the College of Arts and Sciences, who
co-chaired a special committee to study
living-learning, would withdraw their
support of the committee's proposals if
the dorms continued to take negative
attitudes towards the proposals.
"We want to implement programs that
the people in the dorms want. The
proposed living-learning center in one
building is only one possible suggestion to
help improve the learning experience in
Up the ladder one goes, to a place that no
there, peering at you from atop the stairs.
words don't matter, anything for a rhyme.
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to allow the Board of Aldermen to
authorize up to a 10 cent tax levy to
underwrite the bus system, which is
expected to lose money the first year.
Approximately 30 per cent of the
voters eligible to vote in this election
turned out. Both the bond issue and tax
levy passed in every precinct .
In the Country Club precinct, where
most of the University students vote, the
total was: for the bond-643,
against-127; for the tax-627,
East Franklin precinct, another
precinct with many students, went for
the bonds-537, against-238; for the
tax 516, against 257.
each residence hall," Boulton said.
Boulton stated that the purpose of his
committee was to help any interested
group establish programs in its dorm to
enhance the total living-learning
experience, and that each program would
be tailored to the needs and desires of the
individual residence halls.
"Displacement and exclusion will not
be a part of any proposal," he said.
After much discussion with the
representatives of the six dorms, the
members of CURL decided that the
committee's recommendations should not
affect the proposal concerning a single
living-learning center in a medium-sized
dorm. CURL recommended that all
interested groups meet with the
Boulton-Gaskin committee to make
The committee also passed a motion
to guarantee space for a center if one is
established, no matter what the size.
Any group interested in establishing a
living-learning program in their dorm
should attend today's meeting of the
Boulton-Gaskin committee at 4 p.m. in
Steele Hall to talk about their ideas.
TODAY: Sunny, high in the 50s.
Fair tonight, low in the upper 20s.
Almost no chance of rain through
one knows. But hark, alas, who's that up
Poetry is life and rhythm is divine; the
Eastside, for the bonds-183,
against 127; for the tax 170,
Kings Mill, for the bonds 112,
against-78; for the tax-108, against-81.
Northside, for the bonds-265,
against 71; for the tax 261, against 79.
Colonial Heights, for the bonds 154,
against 1 38 ; for. the tax 149,
Glenwood, for the bonds 269,
against 113; for the tax-258,
Ridgefield, for the bonds-309,
against 205; for the tax 293,
Estes Hills for the bonds-509,
against 367; for the tax 488,
Westwood precinct for the
bonds 384, against-188; for the
tax 372, against 198.
The bus system would operate 15
buses with a seating capacity of 30
passengers each, plus two 20 passenger
buses for campus service to fringe parking
The bus routes would cover all areas of
the city-campus community at 15-minute
intervals during peak, travel times and 30
minute intervals at other times. The buses
would run from 7 a.m. until 1 a.m.
Costs per trip on the system will be 1 5
cents for townspeople, and 10 cents for
University students. Passes may be
purchased which will allow the bearer an
unlimited use of the system without
paying a trip-by-trip fare.
Carrboro has decided to hold a
referendum, but no date has been set as
by Susan Case
Special to the DTH
"You don't need a committee to find
out women are discriminated against
around here," commented one faculty
member at a meeting of UNC faculty
women Tuesday in the Dey Hall faculty
Nearly 50 women, most of them
members of the UNC faculty, met to
discuss the findings of the Faculty
Council's Committee on the Status of
Women. In order to study the issue more
thoroughly and urge the University to
take affirmative action, the group
tentatively named itself the Women's
Group of the University of North
Carolina. It was not determined whether
the membership of the group would
include non-academic employees and
Pat Reichart of the Sociology
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acuity women organke
Department presented statistics obtained
from the faculty secretary which
indicated that the more prestigious
academic positions are being withheld,
Martha McKay and Florrie Glasser of
the North Carolina Women's Political
Caucus addressed the group on what kind
of legal action could be taken against the
University, if necessary. The National
Organization of Women (NOW) and the
Women's Equity Action League brought a
suit against the University in 1970
charging the University with
discrimination against women.
The Department of Health, Education
and Welfare (HEW) began an investigation
a year later, and the University is to
by Jody Meacham
The N.C. House of Representatives passed a strong
environmental protection bill Tuesday that would enable
citizens to sue state environmental agencies to make them
enforce their own standards.
The House had passed the bill on its second reading
Monday night, but the third reading was postponed until
Tuesday. The bill finally passed by a vote of 64 to 49.
The bill was a committee substitute for an original bill
introduced by Representatives Norwood Bryan, D-Cumberland
County, and Thomas Harrelson, R-Brunswick County, on Jan.
Debate on the bill took up most of the session Monday
night. Most of the opposition centered on the possibility that
the bill might cause a rash of suits which could clog the courts.
"This seems to me to put too much power and too much
authority in the hands of too many people. This is too far out
in left field " said Rep. Samuel Bundy, D-Pitt County.
by Linda Livengood
The Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen
met with Police Chief William Blake and
police consultant Norman Promrenke in a
closed session Monday night to learn the
outcome of an intensive investigation of
the Chapel Hill Police Department. .
Promrenke was hired to investigate the
department after the dismissal of two
police officers last fall.
Promrenke cited inadequate physical
facilities, police training and pay scales as
immediate and serious problems in the
department. The administration of the
police department was also criticized.
Recommendations , for the
construction of a new police building or
complete renovation of the present
facility were presented. The lack of
adequate parking facilities and the
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present a plan of affirmative action by
April 1973. McKay cited higher
education as the institution most resistant
to change. She also stated that there were
only two female high school principals in
North Carolina and that there were no
women making educational policy
decisions in Raleigh.
Professor Ria Stambaugh presented
statistics in the Faculty Committee's
report that showed the University to be
17 points below the national average in
the percentage of women on the faculty.
These figures also revealed that one out
of 10 faculty members were women in
the full professor, assistant professor and
associate professor categories, but two
out of three faculty members were
inefficient layout of the interior of the.
building were mentioned in the report.
The report suggested requiring a
psychological examination for those
persons applying for positions with the
Promrenke was critical of the
procedures for giving raises in the
department. According to the consultant,
raises are given on a "discriminating and
rather arbitrary basis.
In order to streamline administrative
tasks, Promrenke suggested that an
administrative assistant be hired to head
the general administration, education and
training, and personnel.
The duties of offices on different
shifts should be clarified by establishing a
written directive system. This would serve
as a written guideline of the
Leo Gordon, Elections Board
chairman, announced Tuesday that the
run-off for student body president will be
held Wednesday, Feb. 28. This
announcement follows the denial by the
Student Supreme Court of Allen Mask's
challenge to the Feb. 6 campus elections.
Gordon also released the result of
Monday's run-off election for the Campus
Governing Council (CGC) seat in
on-campus District II. Kyle Terrell was
certified as the winner over James Srebro,
81 votes to 79.
All twenty seats have now been filled
in the CGC.
The two top finishers in last month's
ten-man presidential field, Pitt Dickey
and Ford Runge, have done rittle
campaigning the past week. They do not
plan any major public appearances this
week, with the exception of a possible
"We're not really planning any
obnoxious events this week," said
Dickey. "Basically people know where we
Runge could not be contacted
Tuesday, but his roommate said the
campaign would remain very low-key,
relying on door-to-door campaigning and
Both Dickey and Runge have said they
are willing to debate, but as of yesterday,
they had failed to agree on a location.
Dickey would prefer an outside place, so
more people can hear and watch, while
Runge insists on debating indoors,
wishing to avoid possible disruption by
the Blue Sky Party.
women in the instructor, lecturer,
research assistant and associate categories.
Out of 31 departments in the College
of Arts and Sciences, 15 do not have any
women on the faculty. Some concern was
also expressed for those employees and
staff holding jobs whose classification was
The Women's Group of UNC will meet
again at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the
Dey Hall lounge to further consolidate
their efforts and prepare for the Faculty
Council meeting on March 23 when the
report from the Committee on the Status
of Women will be formally presented and
discussed. Student support and input is
especially encouraged. Interested students
should contact Dr. Elaine Hilberman.
Alamance County Rep. W.S. Harris called it "a very
conservative, very cautious bill," adding that he "would rather
have clogged courts than clogged air, clogged water and
Rep. Bryan defended the bill by pointing out that several
steps had been taken to prevent court congestion.
The bill states that "the plaintiff must have given at least 90
days written notice of his intent to bring suit by registered
mail, to the defendant, identifying the standard which is
claimed not to have been enforced and describing the alleged
failure of enforcement.
Bryan said that this provision would allow the matter to be
cleared up befor the suit reached court.
The bill limits suits to environmental standards which have
been in effect for at least one year. In addition, the bill is set
to expire Sept. 1, 1976, at which time the General Assembly
may judge its performance.
However, any suit which is started before the expiration
date will be allowed to be concluded even after the law itself
responsibilities of each officer on the
The Board of Aldermen met in regular
session at 7:30 p.m. Monday and voted to
establish the Consumer's Utility
Corporation to provide utility services for
the residents of Chapel Hill.
The non-profit corporation will have
authority to advance bids or other
proposals for acquisition of University
Alderman Joseph L. Nassif, former
mayor Roland McClamroch, and John L.
McKee, chairman of the Mayor's Utilities
Task Force, were named as the initial
directors of the corporations.
Three Chapel Hill citizens, Jane
Wicker, former alderman George
Coxhead, and the Rev. Charles Helton,
were appointed to a special committee to
assist the aldermen in their search for a
new town manager.