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HOUSTON President Nixon declared
Tuesday night that he would "stand and
fight" to stay in office, despite a call for his
resignation by a conservative Republican,
Sen. James L. Buckley of New York.
Nixon said growing calls for his
resignation because of his handling of
Watergate have not caused him to reassess
his decision to stay in office.
Nixon said during a televised appearance
before National Association of
Broadcasters' executives in Houston that
Buckley had spoken of statesmanship in
urging the President to resign.
But "from the standpoint of
by Joel Brinkley
Undergraduates and faculty will be given
an opportunity this week to nominate
teachers for distinguished teaching awards.
A 12-member committee, appointed by
Chancellor Ferebee Taylor, will use these
nominations to choose six winners of the
$1,000 Tanner Award, one winner of the
$1,000 Amoco Foundation award, and the
winner of the $1,500 Salgo-Noren award.
Ballots will be delivered via campus mail
to every undergraduate or faculty member
who lives or has an . office on campus.
Because of the cost of postage, ballots
cannot be mailed to off-campus residents.
Instead, these people can pick up ballots at
off-campus Daily Tar Heel drop points, the
Union and the Y-court.
Any professor or instructor who teaches
undergraduates' is eligible to receive an
award unless he has received one within the
last five years. A list of previous winners will
be supplied with the ballots.
Once all ballots are received by the
committee (which consists of 6
undergraduates and 6 faculty members), 16
finalists are chosen, two for each award.
by John DocSey
At least 50 people have joined carpools to
cope with the daily problems of commuting
to Chapel Hill, according to a telephone
survey taken by The Daily Tar Heel this
The numbers were chosen from a list of
people who have advertised in the DTH to
form carpools. The survey was designed to
measure the success of carpools in the area.
The results show that a majority of those
advertising in the Z 77 were able to form or
join carpools. The number of respondents
wishing to join a particular carpool was
usually more than needed.
Twelve of the 15 people called said they
statesmanship, for the President of the
United States to resign might be good
politics but it would be bad statesmanship."
Nixon said he respected Buckley's
viewpoint, but said foran innocent president
to resign "would mean that every future
president would preside over a weak
government. The United States and the free
world need a strong president, not a
president who will resign whenever the polls
Before taking questions from the floor,
Nixon announced that because of the end of
the Arab oil embargo, there would be no
compulsory gasoline rationing, and service
stations can remain open on Sundays,
starting this week.
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These names are given to the Chancellor,
who makes the final decisions.
Choosing the 16 finalists is an incredibly
complex process, says Dr. James Leutze, a
member of last year's committee and this
year's committee chairman. Winners cannot
be chosen by simply counting the ballots
because some professors have many more
students than others.
"Personal comments play a large part in
selection," said Leutze, who won an award
himself in 1971. "We would like students to
vote for someone and then indicate 'here's
why.' The quality of the vote is more
important than the total number. For that
reason we discourage petitions and
This is the first year that all students have
had an opportunity to submit a nomination.
Last year only 1,000 ballots were mailed to a
random sample of students chosen by
In previous years only members of certain
honorary societies were asked to submit
"Last year only 600 ballots were
returned," said Dr. Gerald Unks, another
committee member. "I don't think it's fair to
choose the winners from this small number
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were successful as a direct result of the DTH
advertisement. Two of the remaining three
were subsequently able to join carpools,
although not through the DTH and only one
person was unable to get into a carpool.
Mrs. . Jerry Olson, also of Durham, said
her husband wouldn't be able to work in
Chapel Hill without the benefits of
Majorie Jones, a UNC graduate student
and Raleigh commuter, said, "It's a long trip
from Raleigh each day and carpooling
makes for good company."
The survey shows that, overall, those
involved in carpools, usually from two to
five people, are especially considerate of
each other's schedules.
Only in one instance was a carpool
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Nixon said energy chief William Simon,
Mis increasing allocations to industry and
agriculture so they can have the necessary
energy to operate at full capacity."
Speaking of the Middle East situation,
Nixon said, "We cannot risk a confrontation
of the two superpowers in that area," he said.
Asked what changes the lifting of the
embargo would cause to Mideast policy,
Nixon said the administration's aim is "not
only designed to be a friend of Israel,' but one
of Israel's neighbors."
"There cannot be a permanent peace in the
Middle East unless the United States is for
it" Nixon said, or "if the Soviet Union is
In answer to a question about whether he
of nominations. This year we're trying to
saturate the campus and get nominations
from as many students as possible."
"We feel these awards are very
important, added Unks, who was also a
1971 winner. "Many professors think no one
cares about teaching, and these awards help
keep them from getting discouraged. Believe
me, it's a big honor to win one."
A recent . national poll of college
professors showed that the overwhelming
majority think the nation's universities place
too much emphasis on publication and
research. Chancellor Taylor stated that these
were not important factors in the selection of
teaching award winners.
"Teaching is the major criteria," he said. "I
attach large importance to these awards as a
way of giving recognition to a most
important aspect of what this insitution is
about. I would hope that these awards would
not only reward teachers, but encburage
them as well."
- Last year's award winners were Bernard
Boyd (religion), Doris Betts, (English), E.
Willis Brooks (history), F. Nash
Collier (chemistry), Rudolph J. Kremer
(music), Christopher M. Armitage (English),
Jeffrey L. Obler (political science), and
Robert E. Stauffer (sociology).
dissolved because a member would
habitually not show up.
Most participants point to flexibility as
the essential ingredient to making the
carpool work. The driving arrangements
differ from group to group, but the most
commonly used was alternation of driving
duties from day to day.
It is not essential to. own a car to join a
carpool. Many of those contacted neither
owned cars nor shared the driving duties.
They pay for gas and provide company and
One carpooler reported that he owned an
old car that burned an exceptional amount
of gas. He said he was burning $40 worth of
gas per month making the trip from Cary.
Since organizing a carpool of four, he has cut
his expenses to a fourth of that, in addition
to extending the life of his old car.
All the carpoolers agreed that they should
have started sooner and that the gas shortage
spurred their action. Lois Henry, a
Burlington commuter, said, "If it hadn't
been for the gas shortage I probably never
would have thought of carpooling. I wish I'd
started three years ago."
Elaine Rapliff, a UNC secretary who has
had a successful carpool for two months,
said she had only one complaint about her
group: they're all leaving in May.
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by Art Elccnstcdt
Professor Robert G. Byrd, a member of the UNC Law
School faculty since 1963, was appointed dean of the Law
School earlier this month by Chancellor Ferebee Taylor.
Byrd will assume his new post on July 1 of this year. He
will succeed Dean J. Dickson Phillips, who has served in the
position since 1964. Phillips is resigning as dean and plans to
resume teaching in the fall.
1 am very pleased with the offer, Byrd said Monday. "It
is a good opportunity and a big challenge for me, and I am
looking forward to serving in this office.
Both Taylor and Phillips praised Byrd. "In one sentence, I
think it was a magnificent selection, Phillips said.
Taylor said he felt that Byrd will make a very fine dean"."
As part of his selection process, the Chancellor held personal
interviews with every law school faculty member and the two
law students who served on the selection committee. He said
he found Byrd "is held in very high regard in the Law
"It became my conclusion that Professor Byrd was the
best choice for the job, Taylor said.
Byrd said he does not foresee making any large-scale
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would turn over 42 tapes requested by the
House Judiciary Committee investigating
whether there are grounds for his
impeachment, Nixon replied, "I will
cooperate with the committee."
But he reiterated his stand that he believed
the committee had enough information to
conduct its investigation "and to see if any of
the charges that have been made against the
President are true or false."
Hinting that he may defy the committee
should it subpeona the material, Nixon said,
"to provide this huge amount of
information would only have the effect of
prolonging an investigation that has gone
too long already."
"Dragging on Watergate drags down
Asked about his press relations, Nixon
"I would suggest we follow this rule the
President should treat the press just as fairly
as the press treats him."
He was reminded of his 1962 statement in
which, after losing the California governor's
race, he told reporters that the press would
not have him "to kick around any more."
"After 1962, with no political future, I said
I didn't intend to participate in politics,"
Nixon said. "I figure the press would enjoy
kicking someone else."
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si Campbell campaign exoemse
by Henry Farber
Elections Board Chairman Bill
Daughtridge said Tuesday he decided Cole
Campbell's DTH Alternative would be
considered a campaign expenditure in
Campbell's unsuccessful run-off bid for
editor of The Daily Tar Heel.
Daughtridge said he had not decided,
however, whether the cost of the single issue
of the paper would put put Campbell over
the $200 spending limit for candidates for
editor in the general election. Daughtridge
RALEIGH (UPI) Tar Heel track
stars Tony Waldrop and Carter Ray
Suggs have been honored by the N.C.
Both houses of the legislature
Tuesday gave their unanimous
endorsement to joint resolutions
citing the two for their achievements.
Waldrop, a senior miler from
Carolina, was honored for setting an
indoor record for the mile at 3:55 in
competition last month in San Diego,
Calif. He was also cited for running
seven sub-four minute miles in recent
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Linda Little's predicament
said, even if he decides the DTH Alternative
sends Campbell over the limit, Campbell will
not be fined as is stipulated by elections law.
The law states that candidates exceeding
the limit shall be fined half the amount by
which they exceed the limit.
The elections board chairman said he
based his decision on the opinion of the
Attorney General's staff, and said fining
Campbell would be excessively harsh.
"Since he lost, a fine isn't necessary,"
Daughtridge said. "He suffered enough of a
financial burden by publishing the paper,"
Daughtridge also said he would withhold
any reprimand because the purpose of the
spending limit is to prevent a candidate from
winning as a result of excess campaign
RHA positions open
The UNC-CH Residence Hall Association
(RHA) will hold interviews for staff
positions, Wednesday, March 20; Thursday,
March 21; Monday, March 25; and Tuesday,
Application forms and sign-up sheets for
interview times are available at the Carolina
Positions are available on the RHA staff i
Vsrtebla cloudiness end ccoler
today with a 50 par cent chance of
rain. Highs in the mid to upper 50's.
Continued cloudy and cool tonight
with the lows in the mid 40's.
changes in the Law School. "I'm really not prepared z this
time to announce any major new program, he said.
"I think we have a very good law school at UNC, he
added.- "We're not in the top handful of law schools in the
country, but we do have a very good reputation nationally.
A native of Selma, Byrd earned his B.S. degree in Chapel
Hill in 1953 and received his J.D. degree from the UNC Law
School three years later.
After four years in the Judge Advocate General Corps of
the U.S. Army, he returned to Chapel Hill in 1950 as
assistant director of the Institute of Government. He joined
the faculty of the Law School in 1963, serving as acting dean
in the summer of 1966.
During his teaching career, Byrd specialized in the areas of
tort law, remedies and evidence. Tort law includes actions
for which legal suit can be brought, excluding breach-of-contract
Although he does not intend to teach during the 1974-75
term, Byrd plans to teach at least one course the following
Byrd has authored a number of monographs regarding
tort law in North Carolina and has published in periodicals,
including the N.C. Law Review and Popular Government.
He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association.
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Attorney General Reid James backed
Daughtridge's decision, saying, "We're not
out to get anybody." He admitted there was
no elections law provision for suspending the
fine, but added, "Who's going to take it to
Campbell said after hearings
Daughtridge's decision that he was surprised
at the judgment, but that the paper did not
put him over the spending limit, anyway.
Campbell said the printer would accept no
money for printing the DTH Alternative
since it was 22 hours late being printed.
Campbell's campaign expenses were
recorded as $104.99 for the general election
and $69.94 for the run-off campaign.
Previous estimates of the cost of the DTH
Alternative made by various sources ranged
from $300 to over $1,000.
the Men's and Women's Residence Councils'
staffs, Action Line and the Program Board.
The RHA staff will work with campus
wide issues such as room rent.
The Men's and Women's councils will
work with day-to-day operations and
programs, and physical improvements.
Action Line, a new program, will need
volunteers, investigators and coordinators
to provide an action center for dorm
residents to call with complaints or
The Program Board, in its first year of
operation, will develop academic and social
programs and will tailor and make available
information on these dorm programs.
Also, RHA President Mike O'Neal has
announced the selection of Winston Dorm
President Paul Williams as his chief
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