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80 Years Of Editorial Freedom
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Tuesday, April 17, 1973
Vol. 81, No. 139
Founded February 23. 1893
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An evening with
by Nancy Kochuk
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The American Revolutionary Road
Company is out "to strangle Nixon with
The Road Company, a type of street
theater on-stage, will perform at 3, 7 and
9:30 p.m. April 23 in Gerrard Hall.
Donations are one dollar.
The company of six actors and
actresses uses a style they call
"Americomedia," which is based on the
Italian Comedia del Arte. Their
presentation combines music, satire and
history to explore the American dream of
It is a take-off on America's upcoming
200th Anniversary, seen throvi the eyes
of the modern media. The show is the
story of Yankee Doodle and Miss Liberty
settling in America, guided through life
by the hosts of "The Newlywed Game."
John Becton, a member of the
University Chaplains' Association which
is sponsoring the troupe, said the purpose
Variable cloudiness with a high
expected in the upper 70's. The low
tonight is expected in the low 50's.
Twenty percent chance of
precipitation. Outlook: rain.
by Bill Welch
The CGC Finance Committee moved
one step closer to finalizing the 1973-74
Student Government budget in their
meeting Sunday night.
The committee decided it would
establish a reserve account of $35,000 to
allow campus radio station WCAR to
become an FM station next year if the
proposal is approved by the student body
in a fall referendum.
In addition to approval in the
referendum, the station must also obtain
a permit from the Federal
communications Commission, final
approval from the Publications Board,
and final release of funds from the CGC.
WCAR will also be appropriated
$3,000 in the proposed budget to buy
studio equipment, instead of the original
The committee raised the yearly
scholarships of both the student body
president and treasurer from $600 to
$800 in the proposed budget.
The annual salary of the business
manager of the DTH was cut by $450 to
$6,750 by the committee, and
expenditures for an Addressograph
machine and electric typewriter for the
DTH will be transferred to the Pub
Board's budget, committee chairman
Dick Baker said.
the American Revolutionary
of the show is "getting people to talk,
learn and . think, about the democratic
heritage and ideals this country was"
founded on which seem to have been lost
since that time."
The Road Company is the Theatre
Project of the Peoples Bicentennial
Commission which was established in
July, 1971. to stimulate a renewed sense
of commitment to the radical democratic
ideals that shaped the birth of America.
The Peoples Commission is a sort of
counter-commission to the Nixon
administration's American Revolution
The commission is tryint to appeal to
labor and ethnic groups and non-voters
who are tired of politicians. It is an
alternative to the official celebration of
The American Revolutionary Road
Company has performed before audiences
. of all backgrounds, including Vietnam
Vets Against the War, labor unions, and
church and community groups. During
the summer of 1972 the troupe
performed in Washington, D-C, for
government workers, tourists and local
community groups. They are currently on
a six month tour of the originaI13 states.
Performances on campus will be
followed by workshops on Tuesday, April
24. They will be held at the Wesley
from Student Government will remain set
Willie Mebane, the new chairman of
the Black Student Movement (BSM), told
the committee his organization needs an
additional $500 for a mimeograph
machine, and an additional $1,000 for
their newspaper, Black Ink.
Baker said he did not know if there
would be enough left over in the budget
to make the increases, but told Mebane
that the BSM would be a top priority if
The committee made no changes in
the proposed appropriation of $700 to
the Debate Team.
Baker said he thought the team could
raise about $1,500 from alumni
contributions, and cited past experience -on
a debate team as evidence that the
money could be easily obtained.
The committee raised the
appropriation to the Carolina Quarterly
from the original $1,700 to $2,200 and
cut the Undergraduate Literary
Magazine's appropriation from $1,245 to
Robertson said the original
appropriation to the magazine was too
much for any organization's first year,
but said if they put out one or two good
issues early next year, they . can come
back ' to the CGC and request more
Foundation and will deal with the history
.of democracy. Also, plans will be made
"for on -going bicentennial activities
Plans call for Clint Pyne, a candidate
for N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture on
the People's Party ticket, to lead one of
the historical workshops, presenting his
research into the history of populist
movements in North Carolina. Further
details will be released soon.
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... or maybe it's just another trick of the fickle weather this area is so famous for.
Maybe it's spring, maybe. (Staff photo by Tad Stewart)
Senate executive hurdles remain
by William March
The U.S. House of Representatives
Thursday reversed the Nixon
administration's financial aid requests by
passing an "urgent" appropriations bill
including $872 million for federal aid to
The bill, if passed by the Senate and
enacted by the administration, will have
.the effect of extending for another year
the present financial aid programs,
including the National Direct Student
Loans (NDSL) and Educational
Opportunity Grants (EOG) which the
administration had earmarked for
The move came after weeks of
pleading by many colleges and financial
aid officials, including UNC Director of
Student Aid William Geer, that Congress
pass some kind of appropriation for
federal aid so that aid grants can be made
for this summer and next fall.
"We have gone one-third of the way
on this," said Geer. "The bill still has to
get by the Senate and Nixon's veto and
impoundment. I urge all students to write
their representatives to thank them for
passage of this bill, and to write their
senators to urge passage of the bill."
UNC's Black Student Movement is
planning a rally and letter-writing
campaign in connection with the federal
financial aid controversy, and the Student
Government administration has
supported a letter-writing campaign with
radio announcements by Student Body
. President Ford Runge. -
Geer, at the suggestion of Chancellor
N. Ferebee Taylor, recently went to
Washington to speak to the N.C. Joint
Congressional Delegation to urge passage
of such a bill.
If the bill is passed, Geer said, it will
greatly relieve the timing problems of the
administration's proposals for the
restructuring of federal aid to college
students. Geer has been unable to make
awards for this fall or summer because of
the lack of any Congressional
appropriation for student aid.
The bill would appropriate the same
amount of money requested by the
administration for student aid, about
$872 million. However, it would put
most of that money into the NDSL,
EOG, and College Work Study Program
(CWSP) areas. It would allow only $122
million for the Basic Opportunity Grant
(BOG) program, which the administration
had intended to replace the EOG and
"With this small amount of money,"
said Geer, "the Office of Education of
HEW will probably not bother with
BOG's next year. This would be the
desirable outcome. Nixon requested only
half the national need for the BOG
program, $622 million instead of $1.2
billion. So it would have filled only half
the individual student's estimated need,
even if the President's request had been
The bill would fund NDSL's at slightly
less than this year's level, and EOG's at
the same level as this year. It would give
slightly more than last year, and slightly
more than the administration requested,
to the CWSP program. "This is about
what we requested," said Geer. "We
asked that the programs be continued at
this year's level."
The move on financial aid came as an
amendment to an appropriations bill for
aid to veterans. The amendment was
proposed by Rep. Daniel Flood (D-Pa.).
This reversal of administration
requests is in line with requirements in
the statutes which govern the financial
aid programs, requiring that the EOG and
NDSL programs be fully funded before
funding starts on the BOG program.
The BSM's rally is planned for noon
Monday in the Pit. Larry Williams, BSM
will offend all
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by Stella Morgan
"Nobody likes a smartass."
If you see someone walking around
the campus wearing, a T-shirt with this
slogan on the back, don't be offended.
The person with the nerve to display this
statement to the public probably belongs
to one of the most active groups on
The unofficial slogan helps disspell the
bookworm stereotype of participants of
the Academic Residence Area (ARA), a
living-learning project, one member of the
Many students- are unaware that
living-learning is not a new concept at
UNC. ARA, one of the first such projects,
was established on campus two years ago
on the fourth floor , of Morrison
The project is an informal co-ed
housing unit oriented toward those with
an academic interest. However, members
are quick to point out that academics do
not get all of the emphasis. Participants
place equal importance on social activities
of a far-reaching variety to promote
group unity and group interest, according
to one member.
The community of 1 10 students came
into effect in the fall of 1971. It
developed from the ideas of a group of
interested students working with Robert
Kepner, director of residence life, and
Mark Applebaum, assistant dean of
experimental studies. "All activities and
goals are determined by the students
working independently of the
administration," Applebaum emphasized.
The group receives no special funds.
They finance their numerous activities
with the same amount of money allotted
to each dorm floor. "We don't want extra
money because of fear of , controls,"
Ralph Yount, governor of Morrison and.
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Central Committee member, said, "I
would like to emphasize that not just
black students, but all students, are
invited to the rally. All students on
financial aid are directly concerned."
Lists of names and addresses of N.C.
Congressmen will be distributed at the
rally, said Williams. Warren Carson, past
chairman of the BSM Central Committee,
and chairman-elect Willie Mebane will
speak at the meeting, said Williams.
The Student Government
administration's letter-writing campaign is
under the charge of Richard Letchworth.
"Anyone who is on financial aid or is
concerned can call the SG offices in Suite
C in the Union, at 933-5202 and get the
name and address of his Congressmen,"
said Letchworth, "or come by the office.
The list is posted."
ARA participant said. "It also allows us
to compete on an equal basis with other
A versatile group of activities are
offered to students on the floor in hopes
of attracting the whims of any type of
Jan Davis, one of the Residence
Advisers on the floor, described the First
Annual Marshmallow Fight as "one of the
highlights of the year." It was started on
one of the elevators as the finale of u
party that followed the UVa-UNC
Davis described other parties, held
during the year, which ranged from one
extreme to another. She told the DTH
about a Halloween costume party, a
formal Christmas party, a Casino night
and a beach party complete with guitars.
There are alternate outlets for
enjoyment provided which are more
seriously oriented. Seminars are
conducted by people from various
departments of the University, such as
the Music Department. A classics course
was taught on the floor last semester. '
"A lot of things aren't really
structured but people just pull them
together on impulse," Yount said.
"Marathon pinball parties, poker games
and sledding parties after snowstorms are
some of the many impromptu things we
"The best feature of the area is the
fantastic resource of people. You can find
someone to talk to on any subject. There
is a great borrowing of skills and
knowledge," one member said.
Applebaum, revealing the underlying
motivation for their enthusiasm, said,
"The thing that distinguishes this group
of students from other students at UNC is
that they are intense on anything they
do. The kids are into things and always
keep active and busy."
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