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by Art Eisenstadt
Servomation-Mathias, Inc. has accepted a
new one-year contract to provide food
service on campus for the 1 975-76 school
year, it was learned Monday
James A. Branch, executive director of
auxiliary services for "the University, said the
proposal was made after the joint student
. administration Food Service Advisory
Committee unanimously recommended the
extension shortly before Christmas.
Servomation officials in their regional
Atlanta office could not be reached, but
Branch indicated the food service firm has
accepted the contract.
The firm operates the Pine Room, Chase
Cafeteria and the Union Snack Bar on
Dan Besse, a student member of the Food
Service Advisory Committee, said
improvements in sanitation and menu
variety at the facilities, plus a substantial
business increase in the Pine Room figured
prominently in the decision to recommend
The existing one-year contract, according
to Besse, "stipulated sanitation
requirements, menu variety and other
important areas . Servomation would be
required to live up to.""
Servomation had been given a one-year
provisional contract this year after their old
three-year contract expired last May.
Branch said, "The administration had
been keeping a close watch on Servomation
during the year." He said the new extension
was readily approved after the committee's
Besse said the improvement this year was
one reason the new contract was drawn up
for one year. ;
"I think they've done a good job in getting
from where they were last year to where they
are this year," he said. ?
Reycnueatjhe Pine- Room increased by
about 37 per cent this year," Greer said.
About 30 per cent of the increase was due to
higher prices. . -
Greer said increased sales of meal plans
were not as important as a higher cash
volume in the projected $125,000 increase at
the Pine Room.
Last year's intake was about $350,000, he
But Chase Cafeteria is expected to operate
at a loss this year.
Bus drivers to form
local union chapter
by Helen Ross
Chapel Hill's bus drivers voted 21-4
Sunday to organize a local chapter of the
Amalgamated Transit Union.
There are 40 full-time drivers and eight
part-time employees in the bus system.
The action was not taken because a
confrontation was imminent, but( because
the drivers wanted some power against
management in case the need should ever
arise, union spokesmen said. "So far the
town has done pretty much what it
promised," Otis Stroud, president of the
Chapel Hill chapter, said.
The drivers voted to form the union to give
themselves some sort of "job security" and
legal background in case labor-management
problems arise, Stroud said. He also said
that the drivers had "nothing in writing" in
their dealings wit fo the town.
The town is currently preparing a formal ,
by Meredith S. Duel Jr.
and Don Baer
Problems concerning the location of a
state veterinary school and extention of the
East Carolina medical school were faced by
the UNC administration last fall. However,
economic concerns may force both plans to
be shelved for this year. .
Talk about a veterinary school first began
several years ago when a severe need existed
for more trained veterinarians in the
southeast. With this in mind, the UNC
General Administration presented to the
Board of Governors in October a plan
favoring a school at N.C. State University.
North Carolina A & T University then
requested that the school be placed on its
Greensboro campus. Supporters of this plan
said such a move would be a sign of the.
University's sincere intentions to end
President Ford Monday makes preparations for his later television address
First since 1960s
by Jim Roberts
A new campus political party will run a
slate of candidates in this spring's elections,
brganteejannqunced, Monday night, :
" Marir'D'eafmohv" chairman of the
Publications Board and a member of the
Campus (Governing Council, proposed
organization of the party at a meeting of
campus political leaders.
About 30 people met to define the
purposes of the coalition, to pass resolutions
endorsing certain projects and to elect an
"If this coalition catches on, . it may
splinter because of rival interests or because
policy statement regarding the union, David
Drake, assistant town attorney, said. Dick
Rohde, operations supervisor for the transit
system, said the bus system management is
"neither pro nor con" on the union issue and
added that on some issues it might be much
easier to deal with a drivers' alliance.
The drivers do not expect the union to
handle all their problems, bus driver
Christine Carlson said. However, the union
is familiar with" labor laws, charters, and
bargaining procedures, which many drivers
don't know about, and may aid the local
chapter with advice in these areas, she said.
Fred Houk, a driver who has worked for
the system since August, said the drivers
"needed the clout that the union could
provide in the event of a strike, and the
expertise of union lawyers and researchers
for collective bargaining:" ,
Safety problems and difficulties with old
buses were two areas Houk cited as needing-attention.
Economic conditions hamper administrative
However, the administration and most of
the board asserted that N.C. State had been
planning for the school for several years and
already had many of the necessary facilities.
A & Ts bid was not made until it appeared
certain that some sort of veterinary proposal
would be made this year.
The final decision was delayed until a
racial impact statement could be composed
at the request of the Department of Health,
Education and Welfare (HEW)-Office of
Civil Rights. When this report showed no
apparent racial problems in placing the
school at N.C. State, the board voted to
recommend to the legislature that the school
be located there.
another party may form," Dearmon warned.
Political , parties were big on campus
during the 1960s but died out by the end of
the decade. Dearmon said the parties went
out of vogue because students because tired
jpf organized student politics.
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on campus, student involvement in politics
was greater than now, Dearmon said.
During one convention, the University
party had 3000 dues-paying members,
roughly one-third of the student body at that
The two parties during the '60s were the
University Party, a conservative group , and
the Student Party, a more liberal party.
The campus General Elections Law states
that a political party must have 250 members
before it can nominate and run candidates.
This is the same number of signatures
required on a petition for a candidate
running for the position of student body
president or editor of the Daily Tar Heel.
To run any candidates at all, a political
party must run candidates for at least 50 per
cent of the offices open for election with the
exception of Undergraduate Court seats.
The party must also hold a nominating
convention 20 days before the election.
By law the general elections will be held
Feb. 26. However, the Campus Governing
Council will decide tonight on a request by
the Elections Board to move the election to
Feb. 1 9 to allow the Elections Board time for
two run-off elections if necessary.
If two rival parties are formed there is a
possibility that no run-offs.will have to be
held. Two strong parties, each running
candidates for an office, might intimidate
independent candidates from running unless
they were certain of strong support.
Dearmon said a system of political parties
would simplify and streamline the election
process by weeding out candidates.
"The system of parties is one way to get
students more involved in Student
Government," he said. "Students can easily
meet with the candidates, work with them
and become more familiar with the issues."
Dearmon said his political coalition will
soon begin a membership drive.
Plaintiffs in a discrimination suit have
recently sought an injunction against the
UNC Board : of Governors to bar the,
implementation of the veterinary school'
plan. The suit, filed earlier this year in U.S.
Middle District in Winston-Salem, charges
the state's higher education system with
The expansion of, the East Carolina
Medical School was another major
administrative affair last fall. The board
turned down the original expansion request
last year on the recommendation of UNC
President William C. Friday.
However, the General Assembly ignored
the board's decision after ECU Chancellor
Leo Jenkins convinced the legislators to
by Helen Thomas
United Press International
WASHINGTON President Ford
proposed Monday night a 12 per cent rebate
on 1974 income taxes up to $ 1 ,000 a person,
and increased taxes and tariffs to drive fuel
prices higher and discourage consumption.
In his first speech from the White House to
the American people. Ford laid out the
program he will put before Congress
Wednesday to fight recession, inflation and
the energy shortage.
He called for a one year ban on new
federal spending programs, a 5 per cent
ceiling on increased Social Security benefits
this year and on federal pay increases, and a
$4 billion tax cut for farmers and
businessmen to spur employment.
The Presdient said immediate action is
needed to solve America's problems.
"We are in trouble," he said. "But we are
not on the brink of another Great
"We must wage a simultaneous three front '
campaign against recession, inflation and
energy dependence. We have no choice.
"Right now the going is rough and it may
get rougher. But if we do what must be done,
we will be well on our way to better days.
. "We have our nation to preserve."
Ford said he would ask Congress to relax
auto pollution standards to improve gas
mileage, impose about $30 billion in taxes on
all petroleum and natural gas, and tax the
windfall profits of the big oil companies.
He said using existing authority he will
impose a $3 a barrel tariff on 6.5 million
barrels of oil the country imports every day.
Ford called for these measures:
An immediate federal income tax cut of
$16 billion. Of this, $12 billion will be cut
from individual income tax bills on earnings
of 1974 in the form of a cash rebate of 12 per
cent of taxes due up to a limit of $ 1 ,000 per
Ford said that if Congress acts by April 1,
"you will get your first paycheck for half the
rebate in May and the rest in September."
by Mike Feinsilber
United Press International
WASHINGTON House Democratic
leaders pledged Monday to pass a tax cut of
$10 billion or more within 60 days.
"We mean business. We intend to act,"
Speaker Carl Albert said in making public a
list of emergency measures proposed by a 10
member House task. force as Democratic,
alternatives to President Ford's plans.
The panel called for fighting recession
through more aid to the jobless, interest rate
subsidies for housing, executive power to
block big companies, price hikes for 90 days
and allocating credit to housing and small
The most innovative idea was for a tax to
discourage banks from charging more than 9
per cent interest on loans. Income earned
from higher rates would be taxed away.
At a crowded news conference, a frowning
Albert refused to be pinned down on what
size tax cut he or the panel favored.
He said economists had been calling for
tax cuts ranging from $10 billion to $20
fund a two-year program at Greenville.
Friday told the board last October that a
two-year med school cannot produce fully
trained doctors and that accomodation of
additional third and fourth-year students at
Chapel Hill would be impossible. Friday
then recommended that the board approve a
four-year school for ECU. That
recommendation was passed on to the
The state's economic plight may stifle Leo
Jenkins' maneuvering as well as any hopes
for new educational programs.
Most indications are that state revenues
will be extremely low. As one legislator said,
"We'll be lucky to maintain most of our
present programs, much less undertake any
new ones like a vet or med school."
Racial and financial juggling will be
necessary for state officials to fairly
distribute both educational programs and
funds throughout the state in 1975.
The other $4 "billion would go to
businesses including farmers, to "promote
plant expansion and create more jobs." It
will take the form of a one-year increase
from 10 to 12 per cent in the investment tax
Using emergency powers under a 1962
law an increase through executive authority
in the tariff on each barrel of imported crude
oil. The increase would be $ 1 in February, $2
in March and $3 in April.
A "more comprehensive program of
energy conservation taxes on oil and natural
gas" to cut consumption. The revenue from
this would yield about $30 billion a year and
would be fed back into the economy "in the
form of additional payments and credits to
by Tim Pittman
When David Ernest Duke, National Information Director for the Ku Klux Klan,
comes to Memorial Hall Thursday night, hecklers and protesters will be there to
According to Peter Stroup, United Farm Worker (UFW) supporter, several
groups are joining together to protest Duke's speech. The protesting groups include
the UFW and the New American Movement, a socialist organization.
The Black Student Movement (BSM) is opposed to the speech but is not planning
an organized protest, spokesmen said.
"We decided it would be rather devisive to try and stop him from speaking,"
Stroup said, "so we're going to try to attract people to join our protest who might be
opposed to Duke's philosophy, yet don't want to organize a protest themselves."
Although Stroup said the protest is leaderless and does not have a structured
format, he added that a tentative protest was organized at the meeting.
"We were planning to just go into the meeting and engage in meaningful
dialogue," Stroup said. '
"Instead we're going to ask people to remain outside with us, and we'll march in
together when he begins speaking.
"Fantteipate some chanting; and heckJihgis. some spirited response." Strojup said. ,
Stroup said Duke had made known the fact that his lecture tour is a recruiting
drive for the KKK. . '
Jim Conrad, Union Forum chairman, said, "Our responsibility is to present
diverse views to the student community. We're not supposed to shelter the students
from controversial issues.
"This speaker has generated more interest pro and con than any speaker
thus far," he said, "and a lot of that interest was pro in that students felt Duke has a
right to speak here."
Conrad was not aware of an organized protest, but he said that extra security
precautions had been taken.
Extra security means that two police officers instead of one will escort Duke to
Memorial Hall and then to a reception at an undisclosed location. Only 50 students
will be allowed to attend the reception and the Forum is screening all applications.
"We're not going to harm Duke or be violent," Stroup said, "so I don't think the
police will stop our demonstration.
"What upsets me is that the UFW tried to get Cesar Chavez as a Forum speaker
for a lousy $100," he said, "but the Forum committee said they didn't have the
money. Now the committee is spending student funds to bring a KKK recruiter to
According to Conrad, Duke will cost the Forum $800. Duke is among the lowest
paid speakers on the Forum schedule.
Rabbi Robert Siegel of the Hillel Foundation printed anti-Duke posters for the
"Personally, I see his visit on campus as an obscenity," Siegel said.
Fvie may -retann
to teacto -
by Kevin McCarthy
Staff Writer ,
Sen. Sam Ervin, who retired from the
Senate in December after a prestigious 20
year term, may return to Chapel Hill this
spring to teach a few one-day seminars and
special classes in law and political science.
"Everything is still pretty much up in the
air," Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor said
Monday concerning the possibility of Ervin
He later added, however, that "we are and
have been engaged in discussions with him,
and I certainly hope and expect that he
would be with us in the spring or next fall."
In mid-December, Taylor extended the
invitation to Ervin to come to campus as a
William Rand Kenan Jr. Visiting Professor.
The Kenan professorships, he said, were
set up to "enable us to attract distinguished
scholars to the University and pay them to
supplement their existing salaries."
The senator is too busy to teach full-time
but may be able to visit classes for a few days
or possibly a week this spring, Taylor said.
?But his schedule is right tight right now,"
Mary McBride, Ervin's secretary in
Morganton, confirmed Monday that the
chancellor and senator have discussed the
teaching position but that nothing has finally
Both the dean of the law school and
chairman of the political science department
said Monday ' they have informed the"
chancellor about arrangements for Ervin's
individuals, business and state and local
v Cash payments would go "to those who
pay no income taxes because of low
earnings. They are the hardest hit by
inflation and higher energy costs."
Allocation of oil "to avoid undue
hardships in any one geographic area, such
as New England, or in any specific industries
or areas of human need where oil is
essential." New England is the area most
dependant on foreign oil imports.
A tax on the "windfall profits" of the oil
"Stronger measures" to speed
development of coal, nuclear, solar and
geothermal energy resources. ,
Former Sen. Ssm Ervin Jr.
"We concur," Law School Dean Robert
G. Byrd said Monday,"that his return would
be advantageous to the University."
Byrd said Ervin, former chairman of the
Senate select committee on Presidential
Campaign Activities (Watergate) and a
constitutional expert, might visit classes in
constitutional law, federal jurisdiction and
criminal law. Although plans are still
incomplete, the senator might also address
the student body of the law school in a
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