Chapel Hill works toward
j of iDafail change
by Phil Whitesell
"We have found that the public is dissatisfied with just
catching criminals." said Gerald Warren, director of Security
Services on the University campus. "The public wants crime
prevention. This means trying to contact potential victims and
minimizing risks through education."
Crime prevention is the goal of both police and citizens. To
assist local police departments, the federal government
provides grants (about S50 million last year) to underwrite
surveys, helicopters and even computers.
The Chapel Hill Police Department has secured a $12,600
grant from Washington and expects the funds to arrive by the
first of July. The money will be used to conduct extensive
Lt. Arthur Summey of the Chapel Hill Police Department
will be involved in conducting the study, concentrating on
businesses and residential areas. Residents will be informed
about the most effective types of locks. Businessmen will be
instructed on locks, burglar alarms and store lighting. Street
lights will be checked and improved if shown to be inadequate.
A similar program in Los Angeles County helped decrease
crime in one area by 38 per cent. Summey hopes the effect
will be the same here.
"By 'moving' the crime or discouraging the crime."
Summey said, "it forces the criminal to move to an area he
may not be familiar with, and it increases his chances of
Residents are also urged to take advantage of "Operation
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Identification." The Chapel Hill and Carrboro police
departments have engraving tools that they lend so that
property owners can mark their televisions and appliances with
their driver's license numbers.
Alter returning the engraving tools, residents can fill out
two copies of a pamphlet with names and serial numbers of
their property. One copy of the list is filed at police
headquarters, the other is kept at the resident's home.
"Operation Identification" will aid property owners in
recovering stolen goods. Dormitory residents and temporary
apartment dwellers as well as permanent residents can list their
stereos, televisions and other valuables.
Some larger cities have taken more extensive steps to fight
high burglary rates. Seattle and Oakland recommend dead bolt
locks for doors and special locks for windows (52 per cent of
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all burglaries in Chapel 1M1 last year v,vtc ctrnJucicd after a
lock ws forced).
North Carolina fire codes,, however, prohibit iAs thai need
keys lo open from the inside.
Oakland has a city ordinance which prohibits hollow-core
doors (which are prevalent in many Chapel Hill apjrtmenf
complexes) in all new construction. Old buildings were given
one ear to comply with the new law.
Oakland constructors are denied building permits until they
comply with ordinances requiring certain specifications m
Summey believes Chapel Hill needs such an ordinance, "but
until we get one or see that we're going to get one, we'll have
to depend on the people to do it themselves."
Property owners should make sure they have adequate
insurance. Students in apartments particularly need to
investigate this recommendation. Some insurance companies
will not pay under parents policies if the student is not living
in a dormitory.
Prospective policy holders are 3lso urged to shop around
before signing on the dotted line. Yearly costs for comparable
(but not identical) S6.000 property owners' policies range
from S28 to $44 in Chapel Hill.
"It is frustrating, day in and day out, to keep reading these
theft reports," Warren said.
Don't be frustrated. Protect your home and steal the
tademfe ask reroeal.
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by William March
Attempts are being made in two
branches of Student Government to have
the faculty rescind its action limiting to
four the number of hours of pass-fail
courses a student can take in one
At today's meeting . of the Faculty
Council agenda committee, Student Body
President Richard Epps and
President-elect Ford Runge will argue for
a reconsideration of the matter at the
next council meeting on March 23.
Tuesday night, the Campus Governing
Council (CGC) considered and was
expected to pass a resolution asking for a
repeal of the controversial second point
of the faculty's eight-point regulation on
the pass-fail option.
Runge said that he and Epps would be
engaged all this week in meetings with
faculty members in an attempt to find
support for the SG position on the
The faculty action which is being
protested took place at a Faculty Council
meeting on Friday, Feb. 1 6.
The faculty's eight-point proposal
extended the sign-up period for the
pass-fail option to four weeks instead of
by William March
Big yellow signs and flashing lights to
frustrate drivers and protect foot traffic
will soon decorate the pedestrian
crosswalk across South Columbia Street
at the School of Public Health.
According to Allen Waters, director
of the University Office of Operations
and Engineering, the paraphernalia will be
installed in about six weeks. There will be
an overhead sign bearing alternating
flashing lights and the message, "YIELD
Cars, armored with steel, will have to
stop to allow the relatively defenseless
walkers to cross unscathed.
The sign is a result of a letter writing
campaign by students and faculty in the
School of Public Health. With the
completion oT the Health Sciences
Library, the reading room in the School
of Public Health was closed, forcing
students to cross the busy highway often
in heavy traffic.
TODAY: High in the 60's, with 60
per cent chance of rain through
A letter to Gov. James Holshouser
drew a responsed from Bruce A. Lentz,
secretary of the N.C. Department of
Transportation and Highway Safety, on
"Our Traffic Engineering Department
has been working with the UNC
Operations and Engineering Office in an
effort to come up with suitable traffic
controls for the crosswalk," the letter
said. "Also, in the very near future, the
State Highway Commission is to let a
contract for upgrading traffic signals on
state-maintained roads in Chapel Hill. A
new, coordinated system shoul ' platoon
traffic along Columbia Street, leaving
gaps for the pedestrians."
Waters said the University has been
negotiating with the Highway
Department for. several months on ways
to improve the crosswalk. "A
pedestrian-controlled stoplight was
turned down," he said, "because it would
have caused too many traffic problems. A
tunnel or overpass would have been
Waters said his office has received
specifications on the new equipment
from the Highway Department, and is
ordering suitable materials.
"Once- this has been done," he said,
"the pedestrians will have the
responsibility of trying to minimize the
disruption of the flow of traffic."
two. It limited to one course the amoun
of pass-fail work a student may claim fo
credit in a new major, if he changes hi
The proposal specified that student:
taking in excess of 15 hours may take al
credits over 12 hours on a pass-fail basis
It specified that a maximum of 24
hours of pass-fail courses could be applied
for credit at graduation.
Objections to the four hour pass-fail
limit center on the fact that some
students have planned on using their
allowable pass-fail hours mostly in one
year, and are now prevented from using
them at all.
In a letter Tuesday to Epps and Runge.
Faculty Chairman George V. Taylor
invited the two to appear at the agenda
committee meeting to present the reasons
why they think the rule should be
"We will present no specific proposal
at that time," Runge said Tuesday
afternoon, "but we are currently working
on a presentation of our reasons. We may
eventually have to find a faculty member
to present our proposals in a meeting of
There was some speculation among SG
officials that a compromise position
might be sought, which would simply
exempt present sophomores or juniors
from the ruling, or raise the specified
number of hours to eight.
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Threads of steel
Brittle wire twists and glides into softly rounded geometric designs like delicate
silken threads tangled in a game of touch. (Staff photo by Scott Stewart)
Nixon 6deie Coin
by William March
Student Body President-elect Ford
Runge will be inaugurated at 3:30 p.m.
today in room 202-4 of the Carolina
Present at the ceremony will be
Richard Epps, stepping down as president
after a term elongated by squabbles over
the legality of the presidential election.
Runge, a junior American studies
major from Middleton, Wis., is working
for his certificate of honors in Urban and
. Regional Planning. He isan N.C. Fellow,
and has worked with Sen. ""Gaylord
Nelson, D-Wis., as a liaison between
Gaylord's staff and Ralph Nader's Public
Interest Research Group (PIRG).
Runge s main concern, and the basis of
his campaign, is consumerism. His
campaign promises center on action
against downtown merchants in Chapel
He said during the campaign that the
money and power of student government
should enable it to gather and disperse
information on consumer issues
connected with Chapel Hill.
The inauguration is open to attendance
by the interested public.
by David Klinger
Sam J. Ervin Jr., North Carolina's senior member of
the U.S. Senate, Tuesday outlined his opposition to
President Nixon's impoundment of appropriations for
Congressionally authorized social welfare programs.
Speaking at a luncheon of the UNC Faculty Club at
the Carolina Inn, Ervin also came out strongly against
amnesty for draft resisters.
"I don't believe in forgiving people for evasion of the
draft anymore than I believe in forgiving people of
robbery," he said. "People owe it to their country to
pay taxes and to serve in the armed forces."
The main point of Ervin's talk was his repeated attack
on President Nixon's controversial impoundment of
funds for programs authorized by Congress. Ervin
commented, "I think that he made a mistake of
impounding, funds which had been appropriated by
Congress and then signed into law by the President
himself prior to the end of this fiscal year."
The main duty of the President, according to Ervin's
interpretation, is to insure faithful execution of the laws
enacted by Congress. He suggested that officials in the
White House read two references -the Constitution and
Dale Carnegie's "How To Win Friends and Influence
People"-in order to better, understand the mutual
relationship between legislative and executive power.
"When the President impounds funds, he denies
Congress of any power to override his action," Ervin
said. "There is not a syllable in the Constitution which
gives the President the power to disapprove of the acts
of Congress by anything except the veto," he added.
Ervin's recent actions have brought him into headlong
confrontation with the executive department. Students
of Capitol HU1 politics have predicted that Ervin is "the
senator to keep your eye on" during future power
struggles between the executive and legislative branches
As a means by which Congress may reassert its
traditional power in the field of federal appropriations
to government programs, Ervin and more than 50
senators have introduced legislation to curb the
President's impoundment power.
Ervin called the political technique of impoundment a
violation of the Constitution and of the idea that
government officers as well as citizens must obey laws.
He said that the Senate Government Operations
Committee will meet in about 10 days lo consider such
legislation. Ervin hopes that passage will occur by the
end of the month.
"If we are going to transmit to our children the kind
of republic which the Constitution establishes and if we
are going to continue the Congress as a viable institution,
then the President must stay on his side of the
Constitutional fence and let us stay on our side," Ervin
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'The Orient topic
for 674 symposium
The whole world is a mirror, reflecting the coming glories of spring as the rain
settles softly and easily on Thomas Wolfe's "Southern Part of Heaven." Take a walk
along rain-glistening brick walks, look at shimmering chains, and imagine what miracles
this life-giving rain is working with the earth. (Staff photo be Scott Stewart)
"The Orient" was chosen as the topic
of the 1974 Carolina Symposium at a
meeting last night of the interim
Other topics under consideration were
"Human Liberation," "The Search for
Religion in America" and
"Communications and Media."
The interim committee is now looking
for a chairman for next - year's
symposium. Interested students may pick
up applications and sign up for interviews
at the Information Desk in the Student
After the chairman has been chosen,
probably by March 23. planning meetings
will begin. These meetings will be open to
anyone who would like to work.
Kim Richardson, the '72 symposium's
financial chairman, noted that next year's
committee will not be restricted to the
formats of past symposiums. "The 1972
symposium is not an example of what all
symposiums should be," he said.
Last year's symposium, "Mind of the
South, Soul of the South," was the most
expensive to date, running two weeks
instead of the usual one week.
Noting that an accurate estimate of the
total cost of the 1972 symposium is
impossible,. JRichardson said that the
largest source of income came from
student funds, totaling about $9,000. The
administration and academic departments
gave approximately $4,000 each, while
about S3.000 was donated by
foundations and private