North Carolina Newspapers

Vol. 81. No. 113
Chape! Hill, North Carolina, Friday. March 2, 1973
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This is what the campus looks like to the pigeons perched
atop Wilson Library. As spring approaches, they're waiting for
RHA approves plan
by David Eskridge
Staff Writer
The Residence Hall Association (RHA)
approved a proposal by Elizabeth Nail,
director of UNC Housing, changing the
procedures for dorm sign-up next
semester in its meeting on Wednesday.
The association also approved a
proposal by Mike O'Neal, chairman of
Men's Residence Council, advocating the
conversion of the former Manly mail
room into a common space for the
reisdents of Manly dorm.
The procedural change in room sign-up
would only affect those students
presently living in University housing or
Granville Towers who wish to change
Instead of waiting in line, students who
Police study pleases Chief
by Ken Allen
Staff Writer
"This report says the same thing I've
been saying for years," Chief William
Blake said of the recent preliminary study
of the Chapel Hill Police Department.
The report in question examines the
police department and recommends what
should be done for orderly growth and
operation in the future. The Board of
Aldermen commissioned Norman E.
Pomrenke, a professional police
consultant, to compile the report in the
fall of 1972.
Pomrenke listed seven priorities that
should be carried out in the near future
to keep the Chapel Hill police department
"a very great organization."
Priority one-Revamp the pay plan
so that an officer can reach the top of the
pay scale in an orderly fashion. This
would include higher salaries and a better
promotion system.
Priority two-Build a new police
Priority three-Overhaul the present
department organization.
Priority four-Establishment of a
written directives system so that orders,
directions, and control for all personnel
will be developed in a systematic and
understandable way.
Priority five-Improved recruitment
Priority six-A study to determine
the manpower needs in Chapel Hill at this
The University stands to lose $9 million in the next two years if the budget
cuts recommended by President Richard Nixon are approved by Congress. DTH
Administration Reporter Windy March has been investigating where the cuts will
fall and what effects they will have. The results of his investigations are
published on page 3 in today's DTH Insight.
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the trees to put on
off theirs.
wish to change dorms will first obtain a
residence hall application card by paying
a S25 deposit to the University cashier.
(For Granville, students will pay the
entire amount for one semester.)
The card will then be taken to the
Housing Assignments Office at the
designated time. A number drawn by
lottery will be written on the student's
card. The student will keep the card until
the appropriate time to sign up for a
The Housing Office will compile a
schedule of interviews for those students
taking part in the lottery to come in and
choose from the available spaces on
campus, with low numbers having top
A student who cannot come at his
Priority seven Analysis of records
and field reporting.
Chief Blake was rather pleased with the
study, especially the recommendations
for higher salaries and a new building.
"No sooner do we get a good man and
get him trained, than he goes down to
Atlanta or over to Durham for more
money," Blake said.
The present starting salary of a Chapel
Hill patrolman is $6,804, compared to
$7,907 in Durham and $7,848 for the
Highway Patrol.
As for the building, Blake feels that it
is about time for the Police Department,
which is in the old municipal building on
Rosemary Street, to get consideration.
"I've seen them (the aldermen) build a
new fire station, a new town hall and a
A Reside:
by Cathy Farrell
Linda Livengood
Staff Writers
Three UNC housemothers received
letters of dismissal from Residence Life
two weeks ago but have since been
reinstated after Dean of Student Affairs
Donald Boulton called the whole affair a
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their clothes and for the students to take
(Staff photo by Tom Lassiter)
assigned time can send someone else or
come at a later time. If the student comes
later than his assigned time, his priority
will be forfeited.
Nail said that the lottery system is
being used simply to ayoid the student's
need for sleeping out the night before
sign-up and .to allow less confusion in the
Housing Office.
Nail said that on March 20 a pamphlet
explaining in detail the housing sign-up
procedure will be slid under every door
on campus.
In other business, the RHA approved
two suggestions by Russ Perry, assistant
director of Residence Life, on ways of
spending the Special Enhancement Fund
for dormitory improvements $1,200 for
new furniture in Avery and a stove for
new garage with offices for Public Works.
"We got some room when the fire
department moved out of here which we
used for a classroom. Up until then, we
really didn't have any place to train men.
But we don't have nearly enough room
now. We haven't got a place for another
filing cabinet."
The study resulted because of
complaints from patrolmen on the force
that things weren't as they should be in
the Chapel Hill Police Department.
"The aldermen and the mayor, Howard
Lee, decided to hire an outside expert to
see exactly where the department is now
and where it is going and how to get
there," according to Lorena Warner,
executive assistant to the mayor.
The town manager, at that time Robert
.ce Life mistake
dismissals an error Boulton
Mrs. Robert Forrest, the housemother
at Spencer dorm, received a letter stating
that she had not fulfilled her duties.
Residence Life felt she had no rapport
with the students. She said the letfer was
vague in some areas.-but the message was
perfectly clear
Mrs. Elzora Cunningham of Whitehead
and Mrs. Nellie Carrington of Joyner
received similar letters.
Boulton, in an- interview last week,
said, "I wish it bad never happened. It
was a mistake.
"Residence Life handles administration
for 2l) buildings. They were trying to
make uniform decisions for all the dorms.
'! found about the incident after the
fact. I only wish I had found out about it
earlier. It would not have happened."
Mrs. Forrest would not comment
further on (he incident.
When news of the letter leaked out to
Spencer residents, the girls organized a
letter writing campaign.
According to Boulton. the girls wrote
"solid letters and made their feelings
perfectly clear."
Many girls talked to Robert Kepner,
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by Greg Turosak
Staff Writer
Student Body President-elect Ford
Runge outlined Thursday a four-point
plan of action to be undertaken as soon
as possible after his inauguration early
next week.
Runge plans to waste no time in
getting down to the basics of his
campaign promises and in forming a
cooperative relationship with the Campus
Governing Council (CGC).
"In the next week or two," Runge
said, "I propose to submit to the CGC a
bill establishing a student consumer
board, the purpose of which would be:
first, to investigate prices, food quality,
jobs for students and the wages they are
paid and tenant rights; second, to make
this information available to the student
body; third, to establish a student
consumer information switchboard, the
model of which will be the human
sexuality program; and fourth, to
promote and assist in the organization of
viable student consumer pressure groups
and a Chapel Hill tenant's union.
"Our most important task at this time,
is, as I see it, becoming acquainted with
the members and aims of the CGC, so
that we may work in full cooperation in
the coming year," he said.
Runge also said that "together with the
CGC, I'll be taking a hard look at the way
students money is presently being
Concerning the campaign, Runge had
this to say:
"It's pretty obvious that the majority
that voted were not prepared to see SG
abolished. But, considerable numbers of
" those that voted essentially voted to say
that yes, SG should be abolished.
"I really don't think you can
underestimate the importance of the
TODAY: Partly cloudy with highs
in the mid 50s, lows in the 30s.
Chance of precipitation 20 per cent.
Peck, was told to find someone to study
the police department. The Institute of
Government recommended a former
instructor, Norman Pomrenke, of Forest
Hills, Md. Pomrenke is a police consultant
and training officer for the Baltimore
Police Department.
Pomrenke's report is only the
preliminary, according to Alderman Ross
Scroggs. Another consultant, perhaps
Pomrenke, will be hired to implement the
changes made in the report. The Board of
Aldermen will decide on that in March.
The study of the police department is
only the first of many studies' that will
ultimately result in all of the town's
departments being studied by outside
director of Residence Life, and John
Meeker, assistant director, protesting the
Letters and visits proved how wrong
Residence Life can be. All three
housemothers have since been reinstated.
When questioned about Mrs. Forrest's
rapport with the students. Spencer
residents had very definite feelings
concerning the charges made by
Residence Life.
"I have never been in to talk to her but
I feel I could if I need her. She's really a
very nice lady," said one girl.
"She always stops to say hello and she
really tries to get to know the girls,"
responded a fourth floor resident.
A Spencer Residence Adviser said,
"She is always around when we need her.
I wouldn't hesitate to talk to her about
Boulton said he feels that the function
of Residence Life is to "respond to the
needs of the students, not to guess at
what they want. The girls wanted to keep
their housemother and that is what they
position that Pitt Dickey represented and
the sentiments of those that supported
him, making it even more imperative that
we create the kinds of programs which
will inspire the confidence on the part of
the students that is necessary to carry on
an effective and representative student
government," he said.
"I'd like to express thanks to everyone
involved in my election," said Runge. "I
realize that many voted not for me so
much as an individual, but that my
election was due to an aggregate of
Runge also announced that the process
was underway for the selection of a new
Senator offers
ERA 'substitute
United Press International
RALEIGH-One of the senators who
helped kill the Equal Rights Amendment
Wednesday introduced an amendment
Thursday to the State Constitution
prohibiting discrimination on the basis of
sex, but guaranteeing the retention of
special rights for women.
When the ERA to the U.S.
Constitution was defeated on a 23-27
vote Wednesday, the door was left open
for reconsideration Thursday but there
was no attempt to call for a second vote.
Thus, the ERA has been killed for good
this year.
Sen. Michael Mullins, R-Mecklenburg,
who changed his mind at the last moment
in voting against the ERA, introduced the
state constitutional amendment, but the
bill . actually was the work of Sen. Jack
Rhyne, D-Gaston, the leader in the fight
against the ERA.
The bill would add the following
section to the North Carolina
"Equality of rights under the law shall
not be denied on account of sex; but the
rights, benefits or exemptions now
conferred by law upon persons of the
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The Hinsdale Mansion keeps a lonely vigil on Raleigh's Hillsborough Street. One of
the few remaining houses of the capital city's elegant era of the late 18S0's, the
structure has been saved for others to marvel at. (Staff photo by Tom Lassiter)
chairman for the Student Consumer
Action Union (SCAU), since Runge is
leaving the post when he is inaugurated.
Pitt Dickey was not too disappointed
with his loss, commenting "That's the
way the old ball bounces."
- "We wish Ford the best of luck," said
Dickey. "He's a fine fellow and a good
Dickey denied that this was the end for
the Blue Sky party.
"The Blue Sky party will be back for
sure-probably with new, improved
leadership," he said. "As long as the sky
is blue over Carolina, there'll be a Blue
Sky party."
female sex shall in no way be impaired."
The measure would have to be
approved by two-thirds of both houses in
the General Assembly and then submitted
to a vote of the public.
Mullins told the Senate Wednesday
that he was switching to the opponents'
side on the ERA question because he had
learned of the bill which Rhyne had
drawn up.
Mullins said an amendment to the
State Constitution would guarantee
women " their full rights without
subjecting them to the draft and without
leading to a federal court takeover of
state law-making powers-two drawbacks
he saw in the U.S. constitutional
Mullins said he had 1 8 of Wednesday's
ERA opponents to sign on as co-sponsors.
The proposed amendment calls for the
repeal of any laws or clauses which would
conflict with it.
Rhyne said he is planning two pieces of
legislation later aimed at achieving equal
rights for women in the state. He said one
would call for equal rights in education
and the other would establish a study
commission to examine all laws that
discriminate against women and to
recommend their repeal or adjustment.

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