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Vol. 82, No. 10
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Thureday, July 31,1375
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CGC freezes
more funds
during probe
by John Hopkins
Asst. Sports Editor
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The Black Student Movement (BSM)and
the Biostatistics Department of the
Graduate and Professional Student
Federation (GPSF) joined the ranks of two
other campus organizations when they were
brought before the Campus Governing
Council (CGC) for alleged violations of
treasury laws.
In Tuesday's Summer CGC meeting, the
BSM had its funds frozen pending a fall
investigation by the CGC Finance
Committee. The Biostat Department was
placed on three-month probation,
necessitating approval by the Student Body
treasurer and the Finance Committee
chairperson for any expenditures from their
allotted funds during that period.
At the last CGC meeting, the Graduate
History Society and the Football Club were
struck from the budget until fall for alleged
treasury violations, which were not
specified, pending an investigation for
possible Honor Code violations by Attorney
General Andromeda Monroe.
Monroe indicated there would be .no
further investigation of the Biostat
Department since "it is clear that there was
no willful deception" in that case. However,
BSM, the Grad History Society and the
Football Club will be investigated for
possible charges of "fraudulent use of
University documents." Monroe said the
fraud, if any, would have occurred when
requisition slips submitted for funds by the
organizations misstated the purpose for the
funds.
The treasury law charge against the
Biostat Department was that its members
kept money in a savings account.' This
violates Section jV of the treasury laws,
which states, "All organizations receiving
funds or appropriations from this
budget ... shall be required to deposit all
revenue, regardless of sources, in an account
at the Student Activites Fund Office.'
GPSF President Gwen Waddell was
present at Tuesday's meeting and pleaded
"ignorance of the law, but the three-month
probation passed with council members
Greg Reid and John Sawyer dissenting.
The charges against BSM are more
complex. In addition to violating Section V
by operating a checking account, some of the
$270 worth of expenditures from the account
appear to be questionable, Student Body
Treasurer Mike O'Neal, who conducted the
investigations, said Wednesday.
The council was able to examine the
expenditures from the account because Greg
Reid. a BSM member and the only black on
the Summer CGC, provided pamphlets
showing copies of check stubs, a letter from
NCNB and other related material.
. "What we Iookjfor," explained O'Neal, "is
whether or not we would have approved the
expenditure if they requested it of the CGC
(as is legally required). I saw a check to
Kentucky Fried Chicken, and one was used
to pay a speeding ticket."
In addition, $150 was used, Reid said, for
a trip to King's Dominion, an amusement
park near Richmond, Va.
O'Neal took exception to that, saying, "I
turned down a request for money for that
trip. They subverted the whole system by
using the account for that."
The checking 'account in question was
opened with a $5j00 prize won by the BSM
Gospel Choir for a concert at Duke, In
Reid's pamphlet, which he would not let the
CGC members keep or let the Tar Heel see,
there was a $21 deposit questioned by
O'Neal, which BSM would not comment on.
After the $270 and $ 1 50 expenditures, the
remaining $200 is unaccounted for, because
the NCNB account has been closed, O'Neal
said.
Reid, visibly perturbed, termed the action
"ramrod" and told the Tar Heel he was "very
upset and disappointed."
BSM President Lester Diggs said
Wednesday, "I jujrt think the CGC obviously
took an unfiexible approach to the whole
matter. I think the funds should be unfrozen,
and, at most, we snouid oe given a
reprimand."
McLemidloini
by
Jim Drozo
Staff
Writer
What began
as a routine board
appointment by
the Orange County Board
of Commissioners has blossomed into a
bureaucratic maze for the commissioners,.
the state and local departments of social
'services.
At the center of the entanglement is Mae
McLendon, a graduate student in the UNC
School of Social jvVork, who was appointed
to the county Social Services Board by the
commissioners. McLendon would be the
only black and the youngest member of the
board.
McLendon's swearing-in was postponed
last week when the county received
notification from the state Social Services
Commission that a county board member
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must not
assistance
have close relatives receiving
through the social services'
department.
McLendon's mother periodically receives
Medicaid benefits in Orange County.
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by Lynn Medford
News Editor
Delta Upsilon Fraternity's request for
modification of a 1 972 special use permit was
referred back to the Planning Board for
further review by a Board of Aldermen vote
Monday night. .
Board members present voted
unanimously on the referral despite a
recommendation from the Planning Board
that the modification be granted. Alderman
Gerry Cohen and R.D. Smith were absent.
The fraternity, located at the corner of
Hillsborough and Rosemary Streets, is
applying for the modification to allow
construction of a patio, parking lot, and
dining and meeting facility on the DU
property.
The first DUs petitioned for the
modification in May because the original
permit specifications made construction of
new facilities too costly.
At a July 16 hearing, residents of the
surrounding neighborhood complained that
new facilities would increase fraterftity noise.
Planning Board Director Mike Jennings
told the Board Monday night the
modification should be approved because
the DU construction plans comply with
town zoning laws and the N.C. Housing
Code.
Property values of neighboring land
L lit I e test i m o n y st a rts
From Staff and News Dispatches
With a full jury and alternates selected at
the end of last week, testimony began
Monday in the Raleigh trial of Joan Little.
A patrolman from Washington took the
stand Monday to tell how he found the body
of 62-year-old Clarence Alligood at the
Beaufort County Jail. Alligood was a night
jailer whom Little is charged with stabbing.
She claims she was fending off a sexual
attack.
Members of Alligood's family attended
the trial Monday for the first time since it
began, July 14. Alligood's 62-year-old
widow is not expected to attend.
Presiding Judge Hamilton Hobgood ruled
this week in favor of a defense motion to not
allow evidence from Beaufort County health
and social services departments, a girl's
training school in Kinston and the women's
prison in Raleigh. Hobgood is still deciding
whether or not a diary Little kept while in the
Beaufort County Jail will be entered in
evidence.
In attendance with Little was Georgia
State Senator Julian Bond, head of the
Southern Poverty Law Center, which has
raised extensive funds for the defendant.
"If this had been a white woman," Bond
said, "1 can't conceive that an indictment
would have even been brought."
Golden Frinks, state field secretary for the
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
(SCLC), was also in attendance at Monday's
proceedings, but a demonstration he had
emission
Charles Becton, a Chapel Hill attorney,
said Monday the state's ruling "prevents
anybody who has poor relatives from serving
on the board."
Last Thursday, Becton sent a letter to the
( Board of Commissioners asking for their
continued support of McLendon. County
Commissioner Jan Pinney said this week the
board had not as yet made any formal
decision to continue its support of
McLendon.
Commissioner Pinney said he is
concerned about the stalemates that could
occur until a fifth board member is sworn in.
If McLendon cannot be seated, Pinney
said, "There's no question in my mind that
we should appoint a black woman."
Reached at her office at the Center for
Educational Research and Evaluation,
McLendon said yesterday she is still hopeful
that a settlement can be worked out allowing
her to be seated as an active board member.
"I don't intend to ask the county
commissioners to withdraw my name," she
said.
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would be increased because two dilapidated
structures would be demolished if the
modification is approved, Jennings sid.
He said the noise problem should be
handled through the noise ordinance.
Leading the move to refer the petition
back to the Planning Board, Alderman Alice
Welsh contended that the proposed changes
will increase and intensify noise coming from
the house. 1
Welsh, backed by Alderman Tommy
Gardner, encouraged the Planning Board to
add stipulations to the modification which
would require the fraternity to place the
patio and dining room in the center of the
house, rather than at the end, to lessen the
noise.
After the action, approximately 25
persons gathered outside the town hall to
discuss the move. "That's the minimum that
we would accept from the Board," Margaret
Knoerr, 208 Hillsborough St., said. "We're
very upset that the chairman of the
appearance committee is the architect of DU
and the director of the Planning Board was a
member of the fraternity;-
Alan Pugh, a representative of Delta
Upsilon, said further changes in
construction plans would destroy the utility
of the building. "We've already made every
kind of concession to the town from
historic preservation to appearance to...
Noise is just their last bastion."
planned to lead outside the Wake County
Courthouse never materialized.
In a blow to the defense, Judge Hobgood
dismissed attorney Morris Dees from the
case Tuesday, after allegedly attempting to
get a witness to change her testimony. The
incident involves a woman who is a radio
dispatcher at the Beaufort County Jail.
The defense team, headed by Durham
attorney Jerry Paul, is examining various
ways of getting Dees reinstated. .
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ISC sponsors 'buddy system'
The Association of I nternational Students
(AIS) in co-operation with the International
Student Center (ISC) is sponsoring a "buddy
system" in order to provide foreign
students especially graduate students
with some sort of social transition between
the international orientation period and the
regular school year.
Rajan Bhatia, a graduate student from
India and a resident advisor in Craige Dorm,
Reagan
by Ralph J. Irace
Contributing Editor
RALEIGH Presidential hopeful
Ronald Reagan, during a July 25 address to
over 2,000 enthusiastic people in Raleigh last
week, indicated he would not seek the
presidency on a third party ticket. He called
instead for a renaissance of the Republican
party.
"We need a new first party that can raise
its banner and instantly be recognized as
standing, for uncompromising principles,"
the former California governor said at the
$100-a-plate dinner at the State
Fairgrounds.
Reagan's appearance was sponsored by
the N.C. Congressional Club, a conservative
political organization created to liquidate
U.S. Senator Jesse Helms' 1972 campaign
debts, which amount to $160,000.
Other luminaries appearing with Reagan
were Sen. Jesse Helms, Gov. Jim
Holshouser, South Carolina Gov. James
Edwards, and three conservative Republican
U.S. Senators, Paul Laxalt of Nevada,
William Scott of Virginia and James
McClure from Idaho.
Retiring in 1974 after eight years of being
California's chief executive, ' Reagan is
acknowledged as being the only serious
contender at present against President Ford
for the 1976 GOP presidential nomination. .
A medical first
ransp
by Richard Whittle
Staff Writer
The kidney transplant performed last
Thursday at N.C. Memorial Hospital.was a
medical first for this state,, since it involved
identical twins and an unprecedented court
decision.
And, while NCMH doctors are pleased
that the 15-year-old twins, Sandy and Cindy
Seagraves of Greensboro, have been the
. subjects of several news stories, the doctors
are hopeful that publicity surrounding the
operation will open the public eye to the
little-known fact that kidney disease is the
fourth major medical problem in the United
States, following cancer, stroke and heart
disease.
The transplant was necessary because
Sandy, who received one of her sister Cindy's
kidneys in the operation, was suffering from
a chronic malfunction in one of her kidneys.
Doctors explain that a person burdened
with such a condition has only two ways to
live: dialysis, an expensive process in which
the patient is "hooked onto" an artificial
kidney machine two or three times a day on
an almost daily basis, or, a kidney
transplant.
A transplant, while offering a better
quality of life, is complicated because of the
difficulty of locating a suitable donor. There
are only three possible types of donors; the
degree of success of the transplant is closely
related to which kind of donor can be found.
The first type is the unrelated donor a
person who agrees to let his kidneys be
removed after his death as soon as it is
feasible so that someone else can benefit
from them. One organization which handles
this form of kidney donation is the National
Kidney Foundation, based in New York.
The problems with this "cadaver" kidney
donation is the relative scarcity of willing
donors. Also once the operation is
completed, there is only about a 50 per cent
chance of the transplant being a success,
since the recipient's body is likely to reject
the donor's: kidney. . 0. -1: -'
Another type donor is from a brother,
sister or parent. Here the chances of success
rise to approximately 70 per cent because of
similar genetic make-up in relatives.
Finally, there is the rare situation in which
the sufferer has an identical twin whose
kidneys are both healthy.
With a kidney transplant from an identical
twin, the chances of a successful operation
are extremely close to 100 per cent, since
twins are genetically the same.
In addition to being North Carolina's first
kidney transplant, the Seagraves operation
sets a legal precedent. North Carolina law
provides that a minor can undergo surgery
only if the surgery is medically necessary and
parental permission is obtained in writing.
Cindy's kidneys were both perfectly
healthy, meaning it would be illegal for
doctors to remove one of them, despite her
parents' and her own willingness. So
approval from the North Carolina court was
necessary before the operation could take
place.
said American graduate students should
make, an effort to participate in this
program especially during the first weeks
of school to prevent some foreign students
from developing the feelings of isolation that
lead to the formation of sheltered cultural
groupings.
Interested students should contact the
AIU, 205 YMCA, or the ISC, Bynum Hall,
before August 22.
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Several weeks ago a Citizens for Reagan
committee was organized to promote the
candidacy of Reagan for president.
Although the former governor hasn't,
committed himself to challenging Ford for
the GOP bid, he said a decision concerning
his candidacy will be made by the end of the
year.
Addressing the capacity crowd last week,
some persons wearing "Reagan '76" buttons
and others holding up "Reagan for'
President" posters, Reagan criticized the
economic and spending policies of the
federal government.
"We need to show the growing majority of
this country who is guilty of bringing this
country to the brink of economic disaster,"
Reagan said.
Criticizing liberals for appealing to special
interest groups and "robbing Peter to pay
Paul," Reagan told the audience, "Sure we
oppose the social experiments of the past 40
years, because it threatens the freedom of
our people and could throw the country into
bankruptcy. .
"Inflation has one cause and one alone
inflation comes when government continues
year in and year out to spend more money
than it takes in.
"Eighty percent of the budget, we are told,
cannot be reduced because it is established
by statute of Congress. But Congress can
ks
for a.C.
To get the matter into court. NCMH
doctors William Blythe and Floyd Fried,
along with the Seagraves, had to file a
friendly suit against Cindy. On Friday, July
18, Judge Hal Walker, of Guilford County
Superiour (Tourt, heard testimony and gave
his approval.
The result is that a new precedent has been
set in Norh Carolina law which if such a
rare case should arise again doctors hope
will speed the process considerably.
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by Richard Whittle
Staff Writer
Sandy and Cindy Seagraves, the first
identical twins in North Carolina medical
history to! undergo a kidney transplant
operation together, are recovering on
schedule, doctors at N.C. Memorial
Hospital said this week.
Cindy, ivho donated her healthy left
kidney to tier sister bandy, returned to a
solid diet Tuesday morning with a breakfast
of egg, bacon and toast. The father of the 15-year-old
Greensboro twins, Kenneth
Seagraves, said that doctors hope they will
be able to release Cindy from the hospital
sometime this weekend.
However Sandy, who had suffered with a
chronic kidney malfunction before receiving
the transpla nt from her sister last Thursday,
is expected to remain in the hospital a while
longer.
Doctors reported Sandy's kidney function
is now normal, but she is not yet ready to eat
solid . foods. They said once Sandy
completely
recovers from the post-operative
stage, however, her chances of leading a
complttely
normal life are "nearly 100 per
wipe out
that statute, and if the present
liberal
Congress won't do it, it's time to elect
a new kind
of Congress."
matter of taxation, the
On th
conservative
aspirant for the presidency
said, "Our
policy should be to employ taxes
to raise the
money the government needs,
not the
money
it wants.
Reagan
tbld the audience the government
is coddling
minorities, rather than helping
them. "Mi
monties want a lair crack at the
Roberts replies
Continued investigation by the Student
Consumer Action Union (SCAU) has
produced more information about a
controveny over apartment security
deposits, b it SCAU has not been able to
determine ultimate responsibility for return
of the depesits.
Tenants ! eaving Greenbelt Community in
Carrboro nave not been able to obtain
security deposits because of confusion oyer
the financial responsibilities of the former
owner and
the present owner.
The apartments had
been owned oy
Company and
Roberts
Construction
managed by Roberts Associates and are now
owned by
Rural Plumbing and Heating
Company
of Raleigh and managed by
Southland Associates of Durham.
at
Raleigh
The Seagraves transplant probably saved
someone else's life, aside from Sandy's, by
making a dialysis machine available.
Doctors at NCMH estimate that
approximately 180 persons in North
Carolina alone are now on dialysis
machines, awaiting a donor. Approximately
another 1 00 sufferers are waiting for dialysis,
which can mean the difference between life
and death if they are forced to wait too long.
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Tuesday afternoon Cindy sat on her
hospital bed and played with a jigsaw puzzle
while her parents talked about , their
daughters' unusual operation.
"When this whole thing started, we
didn't Cindy didn't want it and Sandy
didn't want it," recalled the twins' father.
But, he said, when the doctors explained that
the twins could set an example for others in
need of kidney transplants and potential
kidney donors by undergoing the operation,
"the girls agreed to go ahead."
"I'm just glad it was able to be done',"
Seagraves said, his wife nodding in
agreement.
By donating a kidney to Sandy, Cindy has
saved her sister from the necessity of costly,
inconvenient dialysis -the process of being
attached frequently to a machine which acts
as an artificial kidney.
She said she is glad she did it. although she
is "sore, 'and 1 can't eat as much as I did
before." But does she recommend being a
kidney donor to others?
"Well, if they love somebody, and if they
want to see somebody else's life change, then
I think they should donate a kidney."
opportunity and promise that this country
offers -not more soup from the government
kitchen." he said.
Reagan also expressed favor for more
autonomy for state and local governments, a
re-emphasis on libertarian values and
individual freedoms, maintenance of an
adequate military force to keep peace in the
global order, and more stringent criminal
statutes for persons committing crimes with
guns.
to Southland
Representatives of Rural Plumbing and
Southland Associates maintain they do not
have the $ 12,000 in security deposits because
of a vcnbal agreement with the previous
owners that Roberts refund the deposits.
Charlie Brewer, a representative of the
court-appointed trustees administering the
receivership of Roberts Construction, has
told SCAU investigator Wayne Babich that
Roberts does owe Rural Plumbing a large
sum. But Roberts cannot pay debts incurred
before the company went into receivership
with current income because of legal
restrictions of the bankruptcy proceedings.
Brewer said.
Brewer contends that the current owners
should refund the deposits regardless of
debts owed to them by Roberts, Babich said.
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