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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume No. 84, Issue No. 80
Friday, January 21, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Please call us: 933-0245
While thousands of persons swarmed to icy Washington
Thursday to observe the inauguration of the country's 38th
President, students gathered in the comfort of the Union to
Are tenure rules fair?
by Tony Gunn
Editor's note: This is the third in a three
part series examining tenure at UNC. This
story looks at several faculty members who
were not granted tenure.)
Jouett Powell is an assistant professor of
religion. He has taught at the University for
six years. Last November he was told by his
department that his contract will not be
renewed, and he will thus not be granted
Powell's contract expires June 30, 1978.
Having decided not to appeal the decision,
he is looking for another job.
There is no telling how many other faculty
members have found themselves in the same
position. "We simply don't get papers in that
review process," UNC Registrar Lillian Y.
Powell, 35, says he is not appealing the
Dorm cooperation seen
by Elizabeth Swaringen
Editor's note: This is the second of a three
part series examining fire prevention.
During the 1960s, campus unrest was a
nationwide norm. Students were
characterized as militant and
antiestablishment, so that when the
establishment tried to institute fire safety
programs, the ideas were immediately
But according to Arthur Beaumont, Fire
and Public Safety Coordinator for the
University, the 1970s have brought a total
change in student attitudes and actions.
"The attitude of today's student is not
antiestablishment, so when we attempt to
advise them about fire safety, we are greeted
with a much more cordial reception,"
Beaumont said. "We've even had students
come to us requesting information and
demonstrations on fire safety procedures."
Halsey announces presidency bid
by Karen Millers
The field of contenders for the office
of Student Body President increased to
six Thursday as H ugh Halsey, a political
science major from Hillsborough,
joined the race.
The sophomore's platform contains
few specific proposals, because he plans
to initiate numerous referenda to
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denial of tenure for a combination of
reasons. "The present tenure regulations are
designed to prevent suits being brought."
The rules, he says, favor the University, not
J. Dickson Phillips, a former dean of the
UNC School of Law, was chairperson of the
group that wrote the present tenure
regulations. He disagrees with Powell about
"They provide decent, fair, humane and
legitimate means to look after the interest of
the University and the individual involved,"
Evidence is hard to gather, Powell
contines"People are afraid of being sued,'
and they don't want to put things on paper
that they would be held accountable for."
These factors, he says, make the odds
against winning a case high. Bringing up a
case takes energy, time and emotional
investment. "I'm not prepared to do such a
Law requires that dormitories be
inspected at least once a year by inspectors
from the University's Health and Safety
Presently the University and fire
department inspectors are practicing a
preplanned process for emergency action in
case of fire.
The inspectors study copies of each dorm's
building plans, complete with exits,
extinguishers, and utility cut-offs carefully
Notes are also made on the approximate
number of people who will be in the dwelling
at a given time. Although not entirely
accurate, the estimates, combined with the
building plans, give the firemen a good idea
of when and where the most hazards could
result with regard to loss of life.
During the routine inspections, exits are
checked for ease and accessibility, exit signs
for proper lighting, alarms for proper
determine student opinion. He said he
will then take action based on those
Halsey accused his opponents of
having "unrealistic dreams" about what
they would be able to accomplish as
Student Body President. He called their
campaign platforms "a laundry list of
"I just a bunch of politicos who want
to use the office on their resume to get
into law school," Halsey said. "Every
single year the candidates say the same
thing. And the students get left holding
Halsey said the office is limited by
rationality, and explained that, for
example, he would not be able to put
beer on campus or build a parking deck.
"My government will be run by the
students' wishes," he promised.
Halsey said he is certain that
referenda will spark student interest in
Student Government (SG) and
stimulate people to come to him seeking
"The apathy on this campus is
absurdly high," he said. "If students get
a chance to voice their opinions they
will." One of the first referenda Halsey said
he would hold would determine student
watch the ceremonies second hand On television. Jimmy
Carter, the peanut farmer from Plains, Ga., became the first
President from the South since before the Civil War.
thing," Powell said.
The religion department did not give
Powell a written list of the reasons for
nonrenewal of his contract, and he said he
felt he could not be accurate in stating what
he was told orally.
H e said he is not angry at the U niversity or
his department. "The University has a right
to decide what needs and directions it deems
necessary for itself." The goals of the
department and some of the faculty
members may not agree, he adds.
Powell does not feel that his academic
freedom has been violated, nor was he made
to feel that appealing it would make it harder
for him to find a job elsewhere," ..rrr-
Powell said he thinks that tenure should
be studied further, examining the possibility
of making tenure temporary instead (of
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as big factor in fire prevention
functioning, and extinguishers for the
correct pressure and content.
The extinguishers and alarms are tested
electronically. Computer print-outs on all
equipment are kept, and each inspection the
equipment passes is recorded.
After the official inspections, repairs and
replacement of equipment where necessary
are attended to, generally within 10 days.
The H ousing Department also has a group
of inspectors assigned to inspect
extinguishers on a more frequent basis.
Maintenance and housekeeping staffs are
also responsible for reporting any visually
defective equipment to the proper
Beaumont cited several potential fire
hazards due to dorm construction,
specifically including doors and stairways.
"Dead bolt locks on doors sound good for
security purposes, but often they result in
persons being trapped jn a building,"
Beaumont said. "Regardless of security, .we
preferences on the drop-add policy and
on holding a Jubilee, a campus-wide
festival for which classes would be
cancelled. Jubilees were held at UNC
during the 1960s. .
Halsey said he would also establish
lobbyists to pressure town officials and
UNC administrators on behalf of
"If students stay here two or three
years, they invest about $10,000 to
$15,000 in the area," he said. "They
should have a say in what goes on."
He added that such a system would be
used primarily when key decisions
arose. The lobbyists would try to sway
the decision to the students' side.
Halsey said that while he is unfamiliar
with the Campus Governing Council
budget, he definitely opposes a tuition
increase and would try to avoid a fee
"But if it's unavoidable, it's
unavoidable," he said.
Halsey has had no experience in SG,
and he said he sees this as a real plus in
"I don't think having experience here
would help anybody," he said. "I don't
see wat SG has done for students in the
past two years."
by Toni Gilbert
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 Under a
clear winter sky. and amidst bitter
subfreezing winds, Jimmy Carter was
sworn in shortly after noon today as the
nation's 39th President, becoming the
first Southerner to hold the office since
before the Civil War.
As hundreds of thousands of people
stood on the icy grounds of the Capitol
and jammed together to watch and
listen, Sen. Howard Cannon officially
opened the ceremonies, followed by the
U.S. Marine Band playing.-"America,
Vice President Walter Mondale was
the first to take his oath of office, which
was administered by House Speaker
Thomas "Tip" O'Neill. The crowds
cheered and the marine band struck up,
Then it was Jimmy's turn. The
crowd's exuberance could not be
contained as Carter stood on the steps of
the Capitol, placed his hand on a 150-year-old
Bible, and repeated the simple
but stirring oath of office after Chief
Justice Warren Burger:
"I do solemnly swear that I will
faithfully execute the office of President
of the U nited States, and will, to the best
of my ability, preserve, protect and
defend the Constitution of the United
Even though most of the crowd could
neither see nor hear the ceremonies, they
exploded with patriotic cheering;
consequently, the traditional "Hail to
the Chief" and 21 -gun salute were
barely audible. The spectators, some
perched in trees, waved peanut posters,
Carter's picture "arid miniature
American flags. Trie inaugural pomp
and pageantry were over their beloved
man was in.
Carter's inaugural address reflected
his strong religious faith, and to some
can't allow the possibility of loss of life."
"Our major problem with the stairways is
the danger the residents impose on their
neighbors unintentionally," Beaumont said.
"A lot of students prop the stairway doors
open for increased ventilation during
warmer weather, unaware that the students
housed on the upper floors could be trapped
should a fire break out."
"These enclosed stairways take the place of
exterior fire escapes, and the increased draft
from open doors feeds the fire," forcing it to
spread quicker to the upper floors,"
Beaumont noted that the newer high-rise
dorms with open balconies prove better
exits, in addition to confining fires to a single
"It's a proven fact that balconies are ideal
for fire prevention," Beaumont said. "There
are fewer tragic fire incidents in dormitories
in the warmer climates of the South where
balconies are more feasible. Interior
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faith in country,
was reminiscent of the idealism of John
Quoting from the Bible, Carter asked
the people, "What does the Lord require
of you but to do justice, and to love
kindness, and to walk humbly with your
"This inauguration marks a new
beginning for our country, a new
security," Carter continued. "Let us
learn together, laugh together and pray
together, confident in the end that we
will triumph together in the right."
Carter, reaffirming that "the
American Dream endures," and calling
for "full faith in our country" asked the
people to let the mistakes of the past
"bring a resurgent commitment to our
pmphasizing that our government
D.C. sheds sophistication,
'gee whizzes' over Jimmy
by Toni Gilbert
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 The Tom
T. Hall band at the Washington Hilton
Inaugural Ball had just played their big
hit, "Country Is," and judging from the
reaction of the people there, country it
Under all those Washington
diamonds, furs and silks, the bluegrass
music found a home with the
partygoers, as they bounced up and
down to country fiddling. Not exactly
what you'd expect at a Washington
In the large exhibition hall, draped in
red and white banners, the-peoplrlined
up to have their pictures taken in front
of a blue, white and gold disc with the
words, "Inauguration of the President
and Vice President" around a picture of
hallways in colder climates cause serious
heating problems that could be potential fire
As for fire extinguishers, Beaumont
suggests converting to all dry-powder
chemical types, because they can be used on
any type fire.
"Most of what we have now are water
filled, except the kitchen extinguishers which
are the dry-ice models that can be used on
any fire," Beaumont said. "We're still
recommending the chemical type for
increased durability and versatility."
AH dorms, except the newer high-rises,
have fire-alarm boxes for the sole purpose of
alerting students to evacuate. The alarms are
not connected to the fire department, so that
the fire must be phoned in if it is to be
Smoke detectors have been proposed for
all dorms, but will not be ordered or installed
until adequate funding is appropriated by
HEW may reorganize
Friday post possible
by Tom Watkins
UNC President William C. Friday,
earlier thought to be a possibility for
secretary of the Department of Health,
Education and Welfare (HEW), now
may be considered for a post that would
be created if education is separated from
Friday and five other prominent
educators met in Washington Tuesday
to discuss recommendations to be made
to Carter concerning education's
position in the federal governmental
"I don't expect anything to happen on
this (reorganization of education) for a
good while, so I'd rather not speculate as
to my interest in such a position,"
Friday said Thursday.
Carter, as part of his proposed
reorganization of the federal
bureaucracy, pledged during his
campaign to improve education and
increase its visibility in the federal
Tuesday's meeting was the first in a
series. The educators will eventually
must be "competent and
compassionate," Carter said that for a
country to remain a strong united
nation, "our commitment to human
rights must be absolute."
Carter asked that our nation be
strong but humble. "We have learned
that more is not necessarily better, but
that our great nation has its recognized
Pledging that "the passion for
freedom is on the rise," Carter reminded
his patriotic audience that our country's
strength should be based "not merely on
an arsenal but on the nobility of ideas."
In closing, Carter emphasized that
with "humility, mercy and justice," our
country could tear down the social,
racial and religious barriers "that have
kept it apart for so long."
The bands changed and a new one
opened with hot jazz. Suddenly the
"Ladies and gentlemen, the President
of the United States and Mrs. Carter."
The people cheered and waved wildly.
Carter appeared on stage, smiled and
"Thank you ladies and gentlemen.
Has this been a great day for you?"
"Yes," the crowd roared.
"We've got a couple more parties to
go to after this," Carter said. The crowd
cheered again as Carter descended from
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At the back of the ballroom, a
buxom, bleached blonde, draped in a
gray knit toga, headed for the bar. The
rest of the crowd followed.
Staff photo by Charles Hardy
Carelessness caused this fire in
Granville East just over a year ago.
make a recommendation to Carter's
staff and HEW Secretary Joseph
Friday named several alternatives to
the present structure.
"Education could be placed under a
human resources department, similar to
the relationship between the branches of
the military and the Department of
Defense," he explained. "Also, it could
be made into a separate department or,
of course, remain under HEW."
The educators met at the request of
Roger Heyns, president of the American
Council on Education.
The editors and the Business Manager of
the Daily Tar Heel would like to apologize to
Scottie Snow and to the Speech Division of
the English Department for any
inconvenience or embarrassment that may
have resulted from the graffiti pictures by
our staff photographer. The pictures ran in
Thursday's Tar Heel with the article on
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