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Chapel Hilts Morning Newspaper
Vol. 83, No. 82
Chgpel Hill, North Carolina, Friday, January 17, 1975
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by Vernon Loeb and Tim Pittman
Staff Writers
David Ernest Duke, national information
director for the Knights of the Ku Klux
Klan, was prevented from delivering a Union
Forum lecture by more than 200 black
students who lined - the periphery of
Memorial Hall last night. .
The black students,, who were joined by a
group calling itself the Coalition to end
Racism and other predominantly white
protestors, filed into the aisles minutes
before Duke came onstage.
When Duke began to speak, the students
began chants of "power to the people" and
"go to hell Duke," halting Duke's efforts.
In between attempts by Duke to deliver his
speech amidst loud protests from black
students who had filled the pit section of the
auditorium, Jim Conrad, Union Forum
Director, Dean of Student Affairs Donald
Boulton, and Student Body President
Marcus Williams tried unsuccessfully to
persuade the protestors to "let the man
speak."
, Williams, who said he was not interested
in what Duke wanted to say, asked all who
agreed with him to go watch the N.C. State
Maryland basketball game on, television.
The protestors refused to go with Williams
when he left the stage.
"The university holds strongly to the right
of freedom of speech," Boulton said in an
attempt to stop the protest. Still the
protestors remained in their places.
Each time Duke came to the microphone,
he was met with whistling and jeering from
the protestors.
After several. more attempts to quiet the
orotest by Conrad. Boulton and Cole
Campbell, UNC's national champion
debater Duke left the stage for a second and
final time after nearly an hour of shouting by'
Black ra
confront legislators
by Don Baer
Staff Writer
More than 250 blacks gathered on the
steps of the legislative building in Raleigh
Wednesday to present an "agenda of racial
equality" to the opening session of the
General Assembly.
Immersed in the ceremonies of the day,
indifference was all the state legislators had
to offer them.
To commemorate slain civil rights leader
Dr. Martin Luther King's birth, the blacks
had marched through the streets of Raleigh
from a rally earlier in the day at Memorial
Auditorium.
They called for abolition of the death
penalty and improved employment
opportunities for blacks.
The crowd of 500 at Memorial
Auditorium had heard speeches urging
political involvement from black leaders
including Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee
and Raleigh Mayor Clarence Lightened
The rally's leaders, including Rev. Leon
White of the North Carolina-Virginia
Commission for Racial Justice and Golden
Frinks of the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference, had invited Gov. James
Holshouser, Lt. Gov. Jim Hunt and House
Speaker Jimmy Green to the gathering.
The marchers had hoped to personally
confront the white leaders with the
proposals. None of the three attended.
Holshouser and Green did send two
Ervin to teach
UNC classes
It's official.
Former Senator Sam Ervin will be '
teaching a week of classes in law and political
science at UNC beginning Mar. 31.
Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor announced
Thursday that Ervin had accepted the
position "although his role hasn't been
worked out yet."
Ervin will arrive on Easter Monday a
holiday for students and remain on
campus through Friday. If the program is
successful, Taylor said, "we may ask him to .
come back in the fall if his schedule permits." .
Taylor said it has not been decided which
individual classes Ervin will visit, although a
list will be announced in about ten days to
two weeks.
The Provost (Dr. John C. Morrow 111)
will send him a schedule in political science
and law tic areas where the Senator has (
been involved and it will take a few days to
work it out," Taylor said.
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the audience.
When Duke left the second time, the
audience filed out slowly, anticipating
another return.
As Duke left the stage, he waved to the,
majority of the audience who were not
shouting and said, "I'll be hanging around
here." .
Boulton said after the speech that Duke
expressed a desire to speak at some other
location or through the media. But Boulton
did not know specific details about where
Juke might continue.
The predominantly white audience
remained seated in the hall, awaiting Duke's
lecture. A large segment of the audience gave
Boulton a standing ovation when he spoke
about freedom of speech.
Five times Duke came to the podium to
speak and five times he was shouted down by
the protestors.
At first Duke appeared calm and did not
try to speak over the crowd's noise.
However, once the protestors made it clear
that they would not stop, Duke became
. angry and began shouting his message to the
audience, many of whom were jeering the
protestors along the wall.
Although many of Duke's words were lost
in the chanting and shouting, at one point
Duke termed the pro.test "reverse
discrimination" and called the protestors
"bigots."
Stage hands brought on an additional
microphone, and Duke used both mikes in
an attempt to make himself heard. The
attempt failed with Duke trying to turn one
segment of the audience against the other.
"A lot was said by various people in
various ways," Boulton said afterwards. He
added that this action would probably
change the Union Forum in some way, but
representatives; both were black.
The blacks' only contact with the white
legislators was when security guards led the
whites and their families through the
predominantly black crowd on the building's
front steps.
About twenty black students from UNC
Chapel Hill' attended the rally. BSM
Chairman Algenon Marbley said the march
was necessary to show state officials that
blacks want action "to improve the quality of
their lives in terms of the quality of the
system." .
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by Elizabeth George
Staff Writer
Although heckled off stage in
Memorial Hall Thursday night, David
Duke finally got his chance delivering
his rhetoric to an often snickering
audience at a reception in Morehead
Planetarium.
"The basic things I say are truth," the
national Information Director of the
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan said. "We
are not anti-black . we are not artti
Catholic," he remarked when asked to
define the Klan.
Duke spent much of the one hour and
45 minutes complaining of the Jews'
stock in the American system. "The
Jews control the banks and the media,"
he said reinforcing Gen. George
Brown's remarks at Duke a few weeks
ago.
Duke said he believes in freedom of
speech. "I'm noj afraid to debate
anyone," he told the crowd of
approximately 65 students.
I want to present our viewpoint, and
then let them judge for themselves
whether we are right or wrong," he said.
"All our ideas are suppressed, and I
think this is against the best interest of
the American people."
Duke's main theme was the power of
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the media (thus the Jews). "The media
always plays up the Israeli side, and puts
down the Arab side."
Justifying himself as having traveled
all over the world, Duke accused Israel
of being "the most racist state I've ever
seen. I'm not a bigot, I'm talking about
what a people are doing."
"The Jews control this country. They
own all three networks, the New York
Times, the Washington Post, and
control all three networks. What would
you think if there were Klansmen at the
'Noon' photos may
by Tim Pittman
Staff Writer
The High Nooners need not fear
conviction from photographs, according to
several lawyers in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro
area.
"The pictures, as such, would have no
value in court," Carrboro lawyer William
Whalen said. '
At last Friday's High Noon meeting, three
Chapel Hill police photographers using
telephoto lenses took about 40 or 50 pictures
of the Nooners coming onto the Bell Tower
lawn.
"With pictures, you are dealing with the
With seven minutes for sports,
he dances on two winged feet
by Gary Dorsey
Staff Writer
"Lou, Babeeeeey!"
He snouts his own name as he rhumbas around his little
office, moving his arms rhythmically like dancing flesh-and-bones
pistons. Triangle sports. WRDU-TV, Durham
Raleigh. News-weatherman Charles Travis just tries to ignore him
but can't as Lou slaps him on the back and dangles a three
foot piece of sports scores in front of his eyes, yells something
about the Virginia-Penn State game and swishes back to his
desk.
The guys in the control room never know what to think. The
guy just talks a patter never ends his sentences.
Lou grabs up a pile of papers from the sports desk and
flashes out the door, his feet doing a lightning shuffle down the
corridor to the AP wire room. He's chattering to himself the
whole way. The winged feet never seem to tire.
"A lot of people really hate Lou, says Travis. "And a lot of
people really love him." His voice suddenly deepens. "But if
you want to know what I think . . .
Lou seems oblivious to it all as he dances around the
station, grabbing sports copy, shouting out scores
basketball, hockey, football. He shouts to anyone, within
listening distance no cne in particular.
A cameraman in the studio startles as he is setting up his
camera. Lou's loose in the corridor again, shouting Time,
time, time! He's suddenly realized that it's 10 minutes to air
time and he hasn't got his tie or coat on and his shirt tail's
hanging out and his copy's not in.
He cleans up the copy, staples it and gyrates as he dances
down to the control room to hand it in to the director. Then
it's off to the bathroom to get dressed for the show.
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Thursday night In Memorial Hall
reception
anti-black
head of all three networks?
"I'm not saying they don't have a right
to pursue their own interests, I am
saying that we have a right to pursue
ours.
"White people are discriminated
against. Especially white males."
Duke, his pearly white complexion
and sandy hair set off by his suit,
complained of the heat in the room,
. "My ancestors came from Europe,; not
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problem of admissibility in court," John
Hanft, a Chapel Hill lawyer, said. ,
"If independent evidence besides the
photographs can be introduced to show
criminal activity, then the photos might be of
some value in court," Hanft said.
Barry Winston, a lawyer with the Chapel
Hill firm of Winston, Coleman and
Bernholtz, agreed that the pictures alone are
not sufficient to obtain a court conviction.
"The photos themselves wouldn't help in
court," Winston said, "because police
couldn't tell if the group was smoking rabbit
tobacco or marijuana."
But Winston's primary concern was the
apparent invasion of the Nooners' civil
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Committee
chairmen
voted out
by Gsna Bernhardt
United Press International
WASHINGTON - Liberal House
Democrats, in defiance of parliamentary
traditions and their own leadership's
recommendations, ousted two powerful
committee chairmen Thursday but gave two
others a fighting chance to retain seats
believed lost.
Incumbent reform Democrats, bolstered
by 75 like-minded freshmen members,
dumped Rep. W.R. "Bob" Poage of Texas as
chairman of the Agriculture Committee and
Rep. F. Edward Hebert of Louisiana as head
of the Armed Forces Committee.
Poage, starting his 40th year in the House
and chairman since 1967, was rejected on a
144-141 vote, and Hebert, a 34-year veteran
and a chairman since 1971, lost on a 1 52-1 33
vote.
Both Poage and Hebert narrowly won
nomination Wednesday by the Democratic
Steering and Policy Committee, which voted
at that time to deny nominations to Rep.
Wayne Hays of Ohio to continue as
Administration Committee chairman and
Rep. Wright Patman of Texas as Banking
Committee chairman.
Then on a narrow 146-141 vote, the
Democrats voted down Rep. Henry Reuss,
D-Wis., who was the steering committee's
choice to replace the 81 -year-old Patman.
This means that Patman will now come to a
vote of the full party caucus, probably within
10 days.
Patman is a populist, and many of the new
members learned in college of his continual
war on the banking and financial interests of
the country on behalf of individuals and
small businessmen.
The voting was by secret ballot, and the
results rocked veteran House members and
observers. Incumbent and freshmen liberals
obviously were in full control of what
amounted to a revolution against House
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rights.
"This is the most incredible, mind
boggling invasion of civil liberties I've seen in
a long time," Winston said. "It smacks very
much of a police state.
"It's an invasion of the First Amendment
right to assemble," Winston said, adding
that in his opinion, the picture-taking
reminded him of a "witch hunt."
William D. Blake, interim town police
chief, said he did not anticipate any arrests
from the photographs.
The pictures were being developed
Tuesday night.
The police were called in by the University
to investigate High Noon.
The bathroom gives him just enough room to tuck in his
shirt tail. He washes the ink from the copy off his hands and
reaches for his collar to slip in his red tie. It's seven minutes to
broadcast. He looks in the mirror. And suddenly loses track of
time.
There he is, the aging Mercury, god of gymnastic exercises,
all that requires skill and dexterity. The seven minutes become
timeless. He becomes timeless. He is Mercury, gcd athletica.
He is known as the referee, the personality, the sports director
and the legend-myth.
He lettered in fpur sports when he was in high school in New
York and went to Duke expecting to play there. But the young
Mercury, son of Jupiter, couldn't make it. His time of learning
was soon to come, as it does to all growing gods. He began
officiating ball games in his spare time to earn money.
"I was discovered in the YMCA, refereeing basketball
there," he remembers. The tie, still not done, he lets fall and
the knot unwinds. "Footsie Knight, the number one referee in
the South, say me. It was pure fate. The guy who was
supposed to ref the Wake Forest-Furman game was snowed in
in Charlotte. Tiey needed another ref so they picked me . . .
"It went fine. They sent me to the Furman-Raleigh game the
next night. Then I'm on my way. They'd say stuff, 'that kid's
something, he's! something, you know, really something
He got offers from everywhere, from nearly every league in
the South to officiate; football, basketball, even baseball. And
he took the jobjs, all over the map. "Here and there, here and
there, he says dancing and waving his arms.
He went from actor to judge, sprouting the wings of
Mercury. In 3 1 years of officiating he never missed a game. He
held the scepterl The fans loved him as he pranced around the
basketball court teasing the players, calling technicals,
screaming out at times of high excitement "They love me!"
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