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WASHINGTON John W. Dean 111
Wednesday questioned the accuracy of
several tapes of crucial meetings he held with
President Richard M. Nixon in the spring of
1973. Judge John J. Sirica decided to let the
Watergate cover-up jury decide who is
right Dean or the White House.
Sirica also suggested that Nixon might be
called as a witness of the court if neither the
defense nor the prosecution could vouch for
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: by Greg Nye
Staff Writer
: North' Carolina State University has
defended its traditional fraternity system as
being separate but equal in its reply to the
Department of Health, Education and
Welfare (HEW) concerning Title IX.
This is in contrast to UNC's recent opinion
in which it told HEW that its Greeks werein
violation of Title IX.
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the reputations nf Title IX because thev
provide "separate but comparable facilities,"
NCSU Vice Chancellor in charge of Student
Affairs Banks Tally Jr. said in a letter to
HEW.
State "wholeheartedly endorses the intent
and thrust of Title IX to provide equal
ODDortunitv. facilities and programs to all
students regardless of sex," Tally said.
However, he does not believe the intent of
Title IX was to disrupt the Greek system.
But UNC. in its response to HEW several
weeks ago, said it believes their traditional
.system of separate fraternities and sororities,
may violate Title IX. -
The hesitancy of UNC to endorse the
Greek system, according to highly placed
source, is its fear of another law suit like the
one in which it is presently involved
concerning the Black Student Movement
(BSM).
. UNC is being sued for supporting BSM,
which is charged with membership
by Art Eisenstadt
Staff Writer
A delay of the North Carolina Public
Interest Research Group (PIRG)
referendum, 'which would have destroyed
any chance of PIRG's coming to UNC by
next fall, was defeated by the Campus
Governing Council (CGC) Tuesday.
As a result of the vote, students will vote
on the referendum as scheduled Nov. 6.
If the referendum passes in November, the
UNC Board of Governors will be able to
consider approval of the organization by
December, according to CGC representative
Dan Besse who introduced the original
PIRG bill two weeks ago.
It will be the third attempt to start a PIRG
chapter at UNC since 1972.
If the election had been delayed until
spring,, final board approval would probably
not have been possible until April, Besse
said. .. .
A statewide, nonprofit organization,
PIRG would absorb and possibly strengthen.
Student Consumer Action Union (SCAU) .
programs. Establishment of the group at .
UNC will require an increase in student fees,
and PIRG funds will be sent directly to state
headquarters in Durham rather than being
channeled through CGC.
Although he has not publicly issued any
statement against PIRG, Student Body
President Marcus Williams is apparently
concerned that as much as $60,000 of student
fees could be controlled by an off-campus
organization.
" do not think that we should somewhat
hoodwink the students of this University,"
Williams said Tuesday.
Williams was the author of the bill to delay
the PIRG referendum.
During the committee hearings, Williams
said he feared the PIRG referendum could
set a precedent by which any outside
organization could "collect 1,000 signatures
on a petition and demand a referendum
raising student fees."
In his bill, Williams also said "there will be
insufficient educational campaigns due to
the occurrences of the week of November 3
9, 1974." .: -"-.'
Williams expressed concern that the
national elections and the Student
Government-sponsored Individual Rights
Colloquium would compete too heavily with
the students' attention, saying that "students
will be voting in a vacuum."
? Following the meeting, Williams said, "If
the facts aren't adequately presented, lU
issue a personal statement before the
f election. Not all of it will be pro-PIRG."
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the accuracy of the former president's
testimony. Both sides have subpoenaed him.
Dean said under cross-examination in the
trial of five former Nixon associates that the
tapes of at least three of his meetings with
Nixon Feb. 27, 28 and March 13 did not
square with his recollections.
. The former White House counsel did not
say the tapes were changed. But he indicated
his recollections as he expressed them in
the summer of 1973 to the Senate Watergate
committee were correct and thus could not
vouch for the accuracy of those particular
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Title I.
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discrimination. UNC does not want to be
sued for supporting fraternities if they
discriminate on the basis of sex so they are
refusing support in the Title IX dispute.
Fraternities at State are taking Title IX
calmly. "There's not really a tense situation
here," Clyde Humphrey, president of State's
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity said Tuesday.
"There's no real letter-rwritihg campaign to
Congress we're just sitting back and
waiting to see how, they enforce it."
Fraternities at UNC, perhaps because of
the more conservative interpretation of Title
IX by the administration, are taking Title IX
as more of a threat, Joe Husted, president of
the Inter-Fraternity Council, said Tuesday.
"Almost every sorority and fraternity on
campus is writing letters to Congress, and
keeping in touch with their national
organizations about the situation," Husted
said.-.
Talley was to be commended for his
response to HEW, Husted said. "State is
taking a rational veto of an irrational
document."
Title IX is a section of the 1972 higher
jexluc&tion. amendments passed by Congress.
HEW, which is administering Title IX, lias
published a report interpreting the law. .
Universities had until Oct. 15 to make
suggestions and comments on the report.
HEW will review these suggestions and
decide sometime in January how they wish
to change their interpretation. This
interpretation must be approved by
Congress.
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However, Bess said, "The efforts by PIRG
have already started on this bill," and cited
planned open houses, media coverage, and
door-to-door campaigns concerning PIRG.
SCAU chairman J anie Clark believes
that, although PIRG funding will not go
. through CGC, students will directly control ,
those funds' use.
News analysis
"The control is directly in the students'
hands," Clark said. "As a student paying
fees, I would much rather pay them directly
to an organization than have them
appropriated."
Duke University, Wake Forest University,
St. Andrew's College, and Davidson College
already have PIRG chapters. Each member
school sends a number of delegates
proportional to its enrollment to a state
board.
Because of UNC's size, it will be
represented by more delegates than other
member schools, and will have considerable
control over PIRG projects, according to
Peter Brown, who will soon become PIRG's
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Photo by Lane Richardson
Hunter Thompson
tapes.
Instead of saying that some parts were
missing from the tapes, he merely said that
some matters were not covered in the tapes in
the precise language he remembered.
Dean remembered the following items as
being present in the tapes:
He was told to report directly to Nixon
on all Watergate matters.
Nixon told him Watergate was
consuming too much of the time of White
House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D.
Ehrlichman, whom the president described
as principals in the matter. ,
Nixon said that Watergate committee
member Sen. Edward J. Gurney, R-Fla.,
would be friendly to the White House.
"On that particular tape I could not say
that that is the' way I recall the totality of the
conversation," Dean said.
The prosecution said it had decided not to
submit those tapes into evidence because
they differed with Dean's recollections..
But Sirica, presiding over the Watergate
cover-up trial where Dean was in his sixth
day on the stand, immediately directed that
the questioned tapes be played so the jury
could decide if Dean has been telling the
truth about his Nixon meetings.
"Now listen," Sirica said, slapping the
bench with his hand as defense lawyer John
J. Wilson objected. "Just a minute. You just
stop talking until I get through.
"You are not going to argue to this jury
that this man Dean went up to the Senate
committee . . . and gave false information
when you will not let the tape be played. 1
think those tapes ought to be played in order
to get all the facts before the jury and let
them decide."
The argument erupted with the jury out of
the courtroom as Wilson, attorney for cover
up defendant H.R. Haldeman, sought to
establish that Dean's testimony last year
before the Senate Watergate committee in
which he linked Nixon to the cover-up :
plot differed sharply from the White
House tapes.
Meanwhile,' Sirica indicated that Nixon
might be called as a "court witness" a
procedure whereby someone testifies neither
for the prosecution nor for the defense arid
under which both sides may cross-examine.
Earlier, Wilson led Dean through his
use without getting permission from
anyone of $4,850 in cash from a White
House fund to pay for his honeymoon and
other personal expenses.
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Both Clark and Brown agreed that many
PIRG projects will deal with state
government; thus, all participating schools
would be affected.
"The basic reality is that there are a lot of
things the public does not like, but doesn't
have the time or the money to fight," Clark
said.
The PIRG state board will vote on which
statewide projects to support. However, any
individual school can elect not to participate
in a given project.
In addition, 10 per cent of a school's
contributions to PIRG will automatically be
returned t6 the school for local projects. An
individual chapter could requisition the state
board for additional funds if needed.
PIRG would also provide a stronger lobby
in Raleigh for consumer interests than the
individual student consumer organizations.
Brown makes no secret of his desire to see
UNC adopt a PIRG chapter.
"There's no question that UNC, because
by Harriet Sugar
Features Editor
For the past three years now, Dr. Hunter
Stockton Thompson has breast-fed Rolling
Stone aficionados with his prodigal doses of
Gonzo delight.
Last night he strutted onto Duke's Page
Auditorium to prove to his starving fans that
they were little more than mere suckers.,
Having subjected the audience to a 45
minute delay during which they entertained
themselves by sailing paper airplanes,
Thompson walked onstage in his typical
euphoric inebriation totally unprepared with
any type of speech. And after 40 minutes of
his intimidating garble, Thompson was
escorted to his exit.
"What the hell are you doing here?" he
mumbled to a group of admirers after his '
spectacle as if to say he was leading everyone
on.
"On the other hand, why am I here?"
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Night falls over the crowded midway at the state fairgrounds in Raleigh. For
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by Sandra Millers
Staff Writer
The food stamp program is available
to more Orange County residents,
particularly college students, than it
now serves.
- "You'd be surprised at the people who
are eligible but just don't know it,"
Priscilla Byrd of the Chapel Hill
Department of Human Services said
Wednesday.
Byrd said she could not estimate the
number of students currently buying
food stamps, but she said that number is
increasing.
of its size, its prestige, its faculty and its
libraries, would be a big boost for PIRG,"
Brown said.
Students approved a referendum
establishing PIRG here in 1972, but the plan
was vetoed by the UNC Board of Governors.
The Board objected to a provision that
would have allowed individual students to
receive a partial fees refund if they didn't
want to support PIRG.
Another referendum was scheduled last
spring, but was never held due to a Student
Supreme Court injunction after a technical
provision in a 1957 Student Government law
was found to be in conflict with a fees
increase. .
If the referendum is approved, student fees
will automatically jump from $18 to $21 per
year starting in fall 1975. '
All students will pay the additional $3. For
those who indicate they do not want to
support PIRG, a proportional amount of the
$3 fees will be given to the CGC general
revenues instead of PIRG.
If, at any time in the future, more than 50
percent of the student body does not support
PIRG, a new referendum must be held.
If 65 per cent of the students do not
support the organization, UNCs PIRG
chapter would automatically dissolve.
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Thompson admitted he didn't want to
speak last night at Duke he had been
contracted for $1,500 out of the American
Speaker's Bureau, "an agency that sells
flesh," headquartered in Boston. But what
he never explained was why he let himself be
a member of that agency in the first place.
"Business, business ... Shit, I was not
gonna talk. I was in the fuckin' tub (at his
motel room in a nearby Holiday Inn), and I
had a Dolly Parsons record on the tape
player, and some freak came and got me out
of the thing and told me I had to talk."
In past years, Thompson has fed us with
fantasy tales of Sen. Muskie's dope dealings.
He has choked us with his four-letter
synonyms, often so abusive that he was
turned away from White House press
briefings. And he has strangled us with his
indiscriminate ramblings exclusive to the
one "magazine" because "I like to have a
place where I can send my copy, and it comes
out just like it went in. ;
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college students
"This year I've had more calls from
students than before," she said.
Across the nation, only 14 million or
33 per cent of an estimated 43 million
people eligible for food stamps are
actually getting them. And under
present regulations, college students are
included on the list of those eligible for
the program.
Students' living away from home and
enrolled in school or a training program
at least half time may apply for food
stamps regardless of family income,
Byrd said.
In addition, students are not subject
to the work registration requirement of
the program which requires able
bodied, unemployed family members
between the ages of 18 and 65 to register
for work and accept suitable job offers.
The clause also exempts mothers with
small children.
In Orange County, the food stamp
program is administered by the social
services department in Hillsborough.
The application procedure begins with a
call to the Hillsborough office to request
an appointment.
; Appointments can also, be made
through the Chapel Hill Department of
Human Services.
"Our function is to help people feel
more comfortable about applying, to
give them an idea of what food stamps
are and to tell them how to get them,"
Byrd said.
Byrd counsels applicants prior to the
official appointment, working up food
stamp budgets and advising the
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- Last night Thompson discovered his
sycophantic followers were just as
nondiscriminating as his honcho editors.
Having been hustled off stage during his
brief presentation, for what Duke Union
President called Thompson's "abusive
prerogatives as a person," Thompson
retreated to a placid spot in the open night
air, followed by droves of ranting fans who
had at first bombarded the stage yelling
"Bring him back, you bastards," and "Why
did you take him off?" .
"They didn't say anything to me at all"
Thompson said, in reference to Dean of
Student Affairs William J. Griffiths and
Duke Union program advisor Linda Wright
Simmons who prompted Thompson td leave
the stage.
"He (Griffiths or to Thompson, the little
man in the tweed suit) just shook my hand
and smiled a lot smiled a lot and looked
at me with 'this lustful look in his eye."
(Emphasis on lustful.)
Staff photo by Pte Ray
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eligible
applicants of their chances for
eligibility.
Applicants must present complete
financial information, including tuition
receipts: rent, phone, utilities and child
care bills, and medical and insurance
expense records. In addition, they must
bring banR statements and check stubs
from any job income. All these figures
are tabulated to determine the
applicant's net income at the end of each
month.
Under present regulations, Byrd said,
a single person can declare a maximum
monthly net income of $194 and still be
eligible for food stamps. Students living
with one or more roommates must
present joint financial information."'
Byrd said she does not foresee future
cut-backs on the program, but expects
the income limits to rise even higher as
the cost-of-living continues to go up.
"The amount of food stamps you can get
has gone up even in the last six months,"
she said.
If the regulations do change, the value
of food stamps will increase while their
price remains the same, which means
stamps how sold for $18 will be worth
more at the store than their current'
value of $46.
Any individual interested in applying
for food stamps should contact Byrd at
the human services department, 307
Columbia Street (942-3186), or call the
social services department in
Hillsborough (942-7200) to schedule an
appointment.
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Sitting yoga style amid a clan of some 100
persons (mostly students), Thompson
intermittently toked on a pipe of hashish'
(during the talk, Thompson said he had
given up drugs). To many, he seemed a sort
of leftover '60s counterculture hero who
never actually dropped out a sage who
could level with these latent activists on
"relevant" subjects and hopefully guide them
back into the movement they had been
abandoned by.
"Yea, it's like we're all here following Jesus
around," remarked one astute participant.
"Yea, that's heavy, I guess," Thompson
chuckled.
"Hunter, I'm serious Hunter," a young
female voice yearned. "Can you tell us, I
mean I'm serious man, can you tell us how
we as students in this microcosm of Duke
University can do anything about where
we're at?"
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