Vol. 83, No. 141
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Tuesday, April 22, 1975
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by Art Elsenstadt
and Mike Home
The Campus Governing Council (CGC) will end the
semester with a flurry of activity tonight as it considers
the 1975-76 Student Government budget, 16
presidential appointments, and a bill redefining the
executive branch of Student Government.
After three cutting rounds, the CGC Finance
Committee arrived at tentative figures for the 1975-76
budget at 6:30 Monday morning.
Although the final figures were not available;
Student Government Treasurer-designate Mike'
O'Neal revealed several approximate figures for some
of the most severely-cut budgets.
The Black Student Movement (BSM) request
originally $41,886, was reduced by the Committee to
$9,600. BSM hadreduced their request to $27,84 1 , and
finally to $17,849. BSM's total budget last year was
The Daily Tar Heel budget was cut from $29,925
last year to $28,000 for next year. The DTH revenue
for next year, coming mostly from advertising and
subscriptions is $220,000.
The Residence Hall Association (RH A) request for
$4,959 was reduced to $1,800. RHA, which has no
outside source of revenue, received $4,749 last year.
Other tentative budgets include: The Graduate and
Professional Student Federation (GPSF), $28,500,
reduced from a request for $37,290; Association of
Women Students (AWS), $6,000, from a request for
$12,173; and Carolina Gay Association (CGA), $800,
from a request for $4,465. No funds were appropriated
for WCAR-AM; the WCAR-FM budget was reduced .
to around $12,000, from a request for $14,950 for AM
. Most of the reductions came from elimination of
funds for xerox equipment, maintenance, speakers,
organization scholarships (except those given by
Student Government to student body president and
. treasurer), and most social services, O'Neal said.
"Any group that gets an increase now will do so at
the expense of killing another organization," O'Neal
All of Student Body President Bill Bates
appointments except O'Neal are expected to be
approved automatically. O'Neal must be approved by
a two-thirds vote.
The Administration Committee, which considers
presidential appointments before they reach the CGC
floor, voted Sunday to report O'Neal's nomination
out of committee without recommendation. The
nomination is expected to encounter controversy
Speaker Dan Besse, O'Neal's most outspoken
opponent on CGC, has charged that O'Neal has
neither the experience nor the impartiality necessary
for the treasurer's position.
Although O'Neal has never taken an accounting
course, he has served as treasurer for Avery
dormitory, RHA and the Campus Program Council in
the past. He has also served as president of RHA and
the program council, and worked closely with Bates
O'Neal has charged that his difficulties in getting
through the council are due to a personality conflict
Other appointments scheduled to come before the
council include Andromeda Monroe as Attorney.
General, Mike Dixon and J.R.Steigerwald as Student
Transportation Committee co-directors and Cecilia
Mullen as Student Information Director.
CGC will also vote on a bill to redefine the executive
branch of Student Government.
The bill, introduced by Bates, states that the
executive branch shall consist of "all boards.
commissions, committees, etc., that receive financial
support...and statutory authority from the CGC or
from the President of the Student Body."
i The bill adds to the president's appointive powers
by allowing him to choose the heads of the Media
Board, Academic Affairs Committee and Student
Audit Board. Under the bill, the president's staff will
include Mas many assistants as the president deems
No provisions of the bill would take effect until
Opponents of the bill have said it centralizes too
much power in the presidency. Lisa Bradley,
chairperson of the Academic Affairs committee, said,
It is very important that certain groups aren't affected
Bates said, "I don't see it as being centralized. All it
is doing is making the organizations responsible to a
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The UNC Traffic Office has announced revisions in the
parking regulations on-campus. Certain parking zones have
been redefined, Park Place and Union lots included. Cars in
metered areas which are in violation will be ticketed once
every three hours, instead of once a day. Regulations
governing bicycle riders have been made stricter. Ted
Marvin, Director of Security Services said bicyclists will be
treated just like motorists.
To take effect July 1
United Press International
SAIGON Nguyen Van Thieu resigned
Monday after almost 10 years as president of
South Vietnam, blaming the military
disasters that have lost three-fourths of his
country on the Uijited States: The
Americans promised us we trusted them."
If the Americans don't want to support us
any more, let them go, get out," Thieu said.
"Let them forget their humanitarian
If the United States had intervened as it
should have, we would not be losing
province capitals, district capitals," Thieu
said. "And we would not be faced with losing
, our national capital. Maybe we could have
worked something with the Communists."
Neither the White House nor the State
Department would comment on Thieu's.
charges that the United States had reneged
on a promise of continued military aid made
by President Richard M. Nixon, and that
Washington had pressured him to resign. 1
Thieu said his resignation opened the way
to possible negotiations for a ceasefire.
In Paris, the Provisional Revolutionary
Government (PRG) greeted Thieu's1
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and Helen Ross
The UNC Traffic Office has announced
new parking regulations which will go into
effect July 1. The regulations include
changes in parking zones, stricter
regulations for bicyclists and increases in the
costs of replacing bus passes.
The Park Place lot will now be included in
the N-4 parking zone to accomodate
residents of Mclver, Alderman, Spencer and
Kenan. Last year the Union lot was opened
to some of these students after parking
spaces along the streets near those
v dormitories were metered.
Ted Marvin, director of the Department
pi Security Services, said these changes were
made to "accomodate the needs of those who
live in the Triad and Spencer."
"The philosophy of the parking system
remains the same as last year," Marvin said.
"We are not introducing any sweeping,
Prices of parking permits remain the
same. Faculty permits and year-round
permits for students cost $72. Permits for the
academic year (Aug. I5-May 15) cost $54
and are available only to students. Parking
permits will cost $9 for each Summer
session. Applications for parking permits are
now being accepted by the Traffic
Marvin also outlined stricter rules for
bicyclists, especially for moving traffic ;
violations. "We've had some pretty bad
accidents involving bikes," he said, adding
that he has noticed "complete negligence" on
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by Mike Home
x Staff Writer
A rally to voice grievances to the proposed
Consolidated University tuition increases
will be held today at 12:15 p.m. in the Pit,
Student Body President Bill Bates has
Speakers will include Chapel Hill Mayor
Howard N. Lee, State Sen. Charles Vickery,
t-Orange, Rep. Trish Hunt, D-Orange,
Student Aide Director William Geer, Black
Student Movement Chairperson Lester
' Diggs and Graduate and Professional
Students Federation Chairperson Gwen
The proposed increases $200 per year
for in-state students and $300 per year for
out-of-state students are currently before
the North Carolina Senate appropriations
lubcommittee on higher education.
Stationery will be provided at the rally
Tuesday by Student Government for
students wishing to write to their legislators
expressing personal objections to the tuition
Bates said he plans to take the letters to
Raleigh Wednesday, when he and several
student body presidents from other
campuses of the Consolidated University of
North Carolina will testify before the Senate
Similar rallies are being held this week on
most other campuses of the Consolidated
The Greensboro campus held the first
rally at 1 p.m. Monday. Over 300 students,
administrators and state officials met on the
campus to oppose tuition hikes.
"Numberwise, it wasn't as large as we
would have liked," UNC-G Student Body
President Jim McAbee said after the rally:'
"But the people that were there gave a very
McAbee said UNC-G Chancellor Jim
Ferguson refused his request to cancel
afternoon classes so more people could
attend the rally.
Bates did not request that UNCs classes
be canceled, but Chancellor N. Ferebee
Taylor said Monday he probably would not
have agreed to such a request.
Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor said he
advised Bates against the UNC rally. "I have
said to the student body president that what
would be more effective is if individual
students would write their
legislators...(about the impact on them and
their families the tuition increases would
Taylor, who said he was unaware of Bates
plans to take students' personal letters to the
legislature Wednesday, will not attend the
the part of some bicyclists with regard to
stop signs and cross-walks.
To discourage the misuse and illegal
transfer of bus passes, they will have the
purchaser's name typed on them and the
purchaser must sign the pass in the Traffic
Under new regulations, it will also cost
more to replace lost bus passes. This past
year replacements cost 50 cents. Marvin said
some people took advantage of this system
by reporting their pass lost, buying a
replacement, and selling the pass for a profit.
The new prices for replacement will be
based on market value of the passes. Under
the sliding scale, if the pass is lost within the
first thirty days, it will cost $ 1 6 to replace. If
lost during the second thirty days, a
replacement will cost $12, and so on. The
longer one keeps a pass, the less it will cost to
replace it, Marvin said. An annual bus pass
costs $24 without a parking permit.
The new regulations also reserve spaces 24
hours per day for handicapped students,
service and state-owned vehicles, and
physicians on call. This past year these
spaces were reserved only from 7:30 a.m. to
This year students could park at a meter
all day and receive only one ticket for
, violations. Next year, cars illegally parked in
metered spaces will be ticketed every three
Marvin said appeals of traffic violations
will not be accepted after 72 hours following
issuance of a citation, excluding holidays
and weekends. Marvin will make decisions
on whether to grant or deny appeals.
If a student is dissatisfied with a denial, he
can appeal to the Traffic Appeals
Marvin said lack of knowledge will not be
sufficient cause for dropping a charge and
that appeals will not be heard if they are
merely a matter of convenience for students.
We try to look at each and every appeal
separately based on circumstances," Marvin
said. He said that the traffic department will
try to be sensitive and reasonable in hearing
Another change in parking regulations is a!
rule that unauthorized transfer or display of
a parking permit carries a $50 civil penalty
for both the seller and the buyer.
resignation with a warning there will be
peace only if the Americans withdraw all
their military personnel within two to three
days and all members of Thieu's "clique" are
removed from power.
The PRG had said earlier that the removal
of Thieu was a major precondition to any
negotiations for a ceasefire.
"My resignation will let the United States
give you aid and open the way to
negotiations" to end the nation's 26 years of
war, Thieu said.
Meanwhile in Washington, the House
Appropriations Committee Monday
approved $330 million in military and
economic aid to South Vietnam, although a
top administration spokesman described the
military situation there as virtually hopeless.
The United States has already spent $140
billion in military aid to South Vietnam.
Sources said some committee members
adamantly opposed to more military aid
voted 1 for the proposal to get it out of
committee and onto the floor of the House
where they anticipated it would be reduced
The Senate, acting just hours after the
resignation of Thieu, urged President Ford
Monday to seek a new political settlement of
the Vietnam War.
Senators approved by voice vote a
resolution urging Ford to "undertake
immediate efforts to obtain a cessation of
hostilities in Vietnam through negotiation
and to promote a political settlement."
The resolution, which is not binding on
the President, had been moving through the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee for
some time and approval coincided with
The White House meanwhile said the
United States expects to work with the new
Saigon government. Secretary of State
Henry A. Kissinger met with President Ford
Monday and sources said he had postponed
his Wednesday trip to Latin America.
Thieu's successor is 72-year old Vice
President Tran Van Huong. Huong was
Nguyen Van Thieu
expected to resign in favor of Senate
President Tran Van Lam, a political
moderate who might be able to open talks
with the Communists.
Most senior officials said they believed
ThieU would seek exile, possibly in the
United States. Thieu himself gave no
indication when he might leave South
A State Department spokesman said
Monday any request by Thieu for asylum in
the United States would" be considered with
Senate Democratic leader Mike
Mansfield said that Thieu's resignation
would further decrease prospects for the $72
million military aid proposal.
Mansfield described Thieu's resignation
as a move in the right direction which might
bring about negotiations between the South
Vietnamese and the Viet Cong.
Senate GOP Leader Hugh Scott said
negotiations should hinge on the "salvation
of as many lives as possible and hopefully
some form of coalition government."
a summer editor
Daily Tar Heel editor Cole Campbell
was selected Monday by the- Media
Board to serve as summer Tar Heel
editor. The board also appointed Jeff
Richards as Carolina Quarterly editor
and George Dennos as business
manager of WCAR.
Campbell defeated Ellen Horowitz 6
5, with Media Board Chairman Tim
Dugan breaking the tie vote.
Horowitz is a former Daily Tar Heel
assistant news editor and co-editor of
the New Carolinian, a magazine
supplement to the DTH. She has
previously worked for the summer Tar
"The summer Tar Heel editorship
came down to a question of whether or
not the summer Tar Heel is a seperate
entity, which is not associated with the
D7Ht or whether the two are related
board member Carl Bauchle said after
Campbell," competing in the National
Debate Tournament in Stockden,
Calif., could not attend the board
meeting. DTH organizational
representative Barnie Day presented
"It stands to reason that if the elected
editor of the DTH wants the summer
job, he should get it," Day said.
Although he thought both candidates
were well-qualified for the position,
Dugan said he thought the votes of
3,000 students for Campbell in the DTH
election necessitated his selection.
Richards, a third-year graduate'
itudent in English, was the editor of the
Quarterly this year and has also served,
as fiction editor. He was the only
applicant for the position.
Dennos, an RTVMP major, has
worked as an announcer and in the news
department of WCAR. He also was the
only one who applied for his position.
The board will meet again at 4 p.m.
Wednesday to consider the final budgets
,of its member organization.