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Blessed and Blasted
Patti Smith: rock queen
or rock peasant? Ethan
Lock and Phred Vultee
review the Friday
concert on page 4.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Monday, January 24, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Volume No. 84, Issue No. 81
Please call us: 933-0245
by Tony Gunn
The consolidated university needs about
SI 32 million more than Gov. James Hunt or
the N.C. Advisory Budget Commission has
requested for the system in the 1977-79 state
budget, UNC President William Friday said
Friday said that if the budget
recommended by Hunt and the commission
were adopted by the General Assembly, the
UNC Board of Governors could not meet its
major goals for the University system in the
next two years.
"Our position is that, given the
circumstances, we were treated fairly by the
Advisory Board Commission," Friday said
Sunday. "But the money is not adequate to
do the things we need to do."
The first priority, Friday said, is money
for a 20 per cent salary increase in faculty
salaries for the next two years, adding
approximately $27.7 million to the
recommended budget. The present request
before the legislature is for a 6.5 per cent
Friday said that the chancellors of the 16
University institutions will meet Tuesday to
analyze the budget requests.
The University system will make its final
requests for more money to the General
Assembly appropriations committee later
In a letter to the board, Friday said the
additional money is needed for:
- the faculty salary increase;
a veterinary school at N.C. State
University; (The consolidated university
originally asked for $9.3 million, but the
recommended budget only includes
$500,000 each year, to continue development
and planning of the school.)
$47 million more to meet Occupational
Health and Safety Act requirements;
$6.9 million to complete a classroom
office building at UNC-Charlottej
$20.6 million for the rehabilitation
center and patient support facilities at N.C.
Memorial Hospital; -
$1 million more for agricultural
programs and $2.6 million for a greenhouse.
$8.9 million for 1978-79 operating
expenses for the East Carolina University
School of Medicine, added enrollment,
library improvements, desegregation, an
expanded Area Health Education Centers
jjrogram and basic program support; and
$8 million each year for expanded
The consolidated University onginany
requested $1.01 billion ($601 million for
1977-78 and $411 for 1978-79). Gov. Hunt
and the Advisory Budget Commission
recommended $690.5 million ($34 1.7 million
for 1977-78 and $348.8 million for 1978-79.)
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An employee at Comprehensive Nursing Care, Inc., works to clean up water after a
pipe froze and burst. Poor conditions at the nursing home have prompted state
officials to give the owner a renovate-or-close order.
The UNC Board of Trustees may reevaluate plans to
construct a 440,000-square-foot library on the Carolina
Union parking lot.
By a 7-3 margin, the board decided Saturday to form a
subcommittee to study questions raised by board
members over the proposed $22 million new central
library building. The subcommittee was also charged
with developing an orderly procedure and criteria by
which the board can choose an architect for the project.
"This may be the biggest decision this board will ever
face," board member Thomas Lambeth said. "I feel it is
important for us to impose our own judgment this time
to the extent we never have before."
Lambeth explained that the board's role usually
involves . receiving the judgments of advisory
committees, studying unquestionably and proceeding to
"We're not by any means downgrading the study that
has gone into this project," board vice chairperson
Ralph Strayhorn said. "It's just that this is a big decision,
and 1 think the board members want to be ultrasatisifed
in their own minds. I think the board has to be satisfied
that the charge given to the architect is an appropriate
Questions about the project arose after the board
heard presentations by two architectural firms among
eight firms under consideration for the project.
Presentations by the other six were made Jan. 14.
One of Saturday's presentations apparently
convinced some of the board members that the proposed
structure would be considerably larger than they had
earlier envisioned. Wilson Library, including the
additional stacks under construction, totals 260,000
"My premise is that this proposed building is too large
for this (three-acre) site," Trustee Charles Jonas, Jr.
said. "I feel we need to answer two questions. Number
one, do we really need 440,000 square feet and, if we do,
is it possible to locate all or part of it in any way other
than on this site?"
Chancellor Ferebee Taylor briefly discussed the two
years of study that have gone into the project and
suggested to the board that "we are at the point where we
need to bring in an architect and his resources.
"He can tell us how what we've proposed can be
brought into the site. I think the program statement has
been done carefully over a long period, and the
ingredient we need now is the architect."
"My opinion is that we decided all of this before,"
Trustee Henry Redding said. "But, if several members of
this board feel that we shouldn't go through with it
(selecting the architect), then I don't think we should do
It was the latter stance that was adopted by the seven
Trustees who voted to form the subcommittee, which
will be headed by board member John Tate, Jr., and
composed of Lambeth, Redding and Student Body
President Billy Richardson, an ex officio member of the
The subcommittee will look into the questions raised
by the board and will recommend a procedure for
confronting the problems and choosing an architect at
the next Trustees meeting Feb. 1 1 .
Nursing home faces closing; elderly may be uprooted
by Robin Clark
Editor's , note: Chapel Hill's only
nursingjiome may be forced to close
this week and relocate its 45 elderly
patients. The trouble began two weeks
ago when more than half the staff
resigned their positions at
Comprehensive Nursing Care Inc. on
Legion Road. The employees quit in
protest of budget reductions by the
owner, Nelson Tibbitt, Jr., that they said
made continued operation unethical and
Last week, the N.C. Department of
Human Resources inspected the facility
and gave Tibbitt one week to upgrade
the home or close it down. Staff writer
Robin Clark spent Thursday and Friday
talking to patients, employees and
administrators at Comprehensive
Nursing Care. This is his report.
Even though lunch is still a half-hour
away, George Torolison has left-,hi& -room
and is working his way down the long hall to
the dining area. It will take him that long to
get there in his wheelchair.
Ever since a stroke left one of George's
arms paralyzed he has had to pull himself
forward with his legs, one inch at a time.
Other patients, some in wheelchairs and
some who walk with help from special
supports, join the large group already
assembled in the lounge next to the dining
area old ladies with transparent skin and
fragile smiles; bright-eyed, grey-haired men
with no teeth; older, more infirm patients
who sleep, exhausted by the journey to the
Lunchtime is an important ritual. For
many of these elderly patients, it is the first
real outing of the day; an exciting time and
an important part of the daily routine.
The first lunch trays emerge from the
kitchen, and a tiny . pink-robed , woman
across the lobby breaks down in nervous
tears. A second lady begins to rock back and
forth in her seat and wail, and a man to her
right taps his cane loudly against the
Experts say interruption of routine can
make younger people angry when they miss
their morning coffee or sleep in a strange
bed. Interruption of routine can cause
sickness and death among the aged.
Experts say interruption of routine, wh ich
can make younger people angry when they
miss their morning coffee or are tired after
they sleep in a strange bed, can cause
sickness and death among the aged. A
nurse's aide told me of a patient who.
confined to his bed after a mild stroke,
refused food. The staff feared for his life until
someone thought to bring him to the dining
room with the others. Routine restored, he
cleaned his plate and begged for rrioreT ' ."
Doctor? say a simple change of room
cause hysteria in a nursing home. Patients
transferred from one nursing home to
another show death rates 18 per cent higher
So why is the staff at a Chapel Hill nursing
home resigning next month and causing
certain trauma and possible death to the 45
patients who live there?
"Because the patients' livesmay depend on
it, that's why," said Lily Yarnell, director of
nursing at Comprehensive Nursing .Care,
Chapel Hill's only nursing home. Yarnell is
one of more than 25 staff members who
resigned effective Feb. 13 to protest financial
constraints imposed by owner Nelson
Tibbitt, Jr.; the constraints, they say,
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denies black-recruiting pos
by Laura Seism
Following an hour-long Faculty Council
debate Friday, council members rejected by
a 22-38 vote a proposal that would have
endorsed the appointment of a faculty
member to actively encourage the
recruitment of black faculty.
The Faculty Council has the power only to
recommend such a position. Only
administrative action could establish one.
The position as .secretary of the council's
ad hoc Committee on the Recruitment of
Black Faculty would have involved visits to
"hiring authorities in the faculty" and to
members of departmental committees that
search out prospective black faculty
members, according to Fred B. Wright,
chairperson of the ad hoc committee.
Wright said the secretary could relay
information between departmental search
committees on the best ways to find
prospective black faculty. Personal visits
would provide more accurate figures on
recruiting efforts than questionnaires, as
used now, he added.
He said the secretary could also update the
Manual on the Recruiting of Black Faculty,
which includes a listing of schools, programs
and professionaLorganizations which have
information on available black faculty.
The proposal also recommended that the
faculty member-secretary be given release
time from any other administrative duties
during his tenure as secretary.
Fulwood announces for editor
by Toni Gilbert
On a platform directed at increasing
student interest in the Daily Tar Heel and
expanding the paper's coverage to include
more student-oriented news and features,
Sam Fulwood announced his candidacy for
Fulwood, a junior journalism major from
Charlotte, has been a staff reporter for the
Daily Tar Heel, and has worked as a student
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intern at the Charlotte Observer. He was also
a writer, photographer and editor for Black
"From my experience on the Tar Heel
covering student organizations, I learned
that there was a lot of news on this campus. I
also know that a lot of this news doesn't get
covered," Fulwood said.
Because the Daily Tar Heel is paid for by
all students with mandatory student fees,
Fulwood said he feels it is important that
"Every article in it should have an
identifiable student audience. The paper isn't
necessarily here for the town, the
administration or the alumni, but for the
Fulwood said he plans to reinstate a
student-organizations beat to cover the
"significant activities of every student
funded organization on campus." He said he
also plans to introduce a lifestyles section in
thq paper to cover the "trends, problems,
both light and serious, that affect all areas of
student life, mainly athletics, Greeks,
freshmen, graduate students, and foreign
He also plans to actively seek out what
students would like to read in the paper, by
talking with them personally or through
telephone surveys. "A lot of people I've
talked to say they don't read the paper
because they don't get anything out of it. I
want to find out what their interests are so
they will read it," Fulwood said.
More aggressive news coverage in all areas
and departments of the University is needed,
Fulwood said he also wants to work for
financially stabilizing the Daily Tar Heel by
securing a full-time advertising staff and
supporting financial independence of the
With financial stability, Fulwood said he
sees the possibility of increasing the
publication of the, Daily Tar Heel to six days.
However, he admitted that he had not
discussed the feasibility of his proposal with
either the business or advertising managers.
Increasing student interest in the Daily
Tar Heel would also include revamping the
editorial page, Fulwood said. He would
establish an editorial board to research and
write editorials that reflect the opinion of the
paper, publishing several short editorials
instead of only one or. two long ones.
Fulwood's platform also includes:
comprehensive coverage of all ACC
games that would reflect how UNC ranks in
relation to the other teams in the conference;
coverage of intramural and club sports,
including publication of schedules and
increased pressure on the administration
to buy faculty and departmental
subscriptions to the Daily Tar Heel, which is
now done; and
allocation of most national news to a
news briefs column that may be run on the
front page, although significantly important
news stories would be run separately.
The ad hoc committee was created in 1973
to report on departmental efforts to recruit
blacks. Since 1973, the total number of black
faculty members has increased from 14 to 46.
"It's because this committee hasn't done
this (stimulate recruitment of black faculty)
in the way we think it should, that we have
turned to this alternative," committee
member Blyden Jackson said.
Howard C. Barnhill, an associate
professor in health education, noted, "Quite
often we hear the statement made that 'we
just can't find black faculty people.' Quite
frankly, I don't think we're asking too much
of this great university to hire someone for
But several council members, including
Faculty Chairperson E. Maynard Adams,
voiced opposition to the proposal because
they feared it might set a precedent for
delegating committee responsibilities to
individual faculty members with release time
for the job.
"1 think we're asking a person to take on
part of the duties of a committee and part of
the duties of Vice Chancellor (Douglass)
' Hunt's office, and I hate to see us endorse
that sort of principle," Adams said.
Vice Chancellor Hunt, the University's
Affirmative Action officer, told the council
that he already had plans to meet with all
departmental search committees.
But committee member Sonja Stone said
that encouraging the recruitment of black
faculty was only being done on an ad hoc
basis at this time, "and it's not enough."
Arguments in favor of the proposal failed
to sway the necessary majority, however.
Henry C. Boren, secretary of the faculty, said
later that the department of the faculty
member-secretary would, in effect, have had
to pay for the position.
In other action, the council passed a
resolution supporting a 20 per cent salary
increase for faculty members in the 1977
1979 biennium a 10 per cent increase each
year recommended by the UNC Board of
Governors to the Advisory , Budget
Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. has recommended
a 6.5 per cent salary increase for faculty
members for the first year of the biennium.
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The Blue Sky candidates for the office of student body president are (I. to r.) Mike
Penney, Robert Lyman and Robin McWilliam.
Triumvirate seeks office
by Karen Millers
Promising the sky literally, in the form
of a giant Carolina-blue geodesic dome
stretching over Chapel Hill a Blue Sky
Party triumvirate announced its candidacy
for the office of student body president
The three contenders, who stress their
inability to agree, are sophomore Robert
Lyman, a philosophy major from Norwalk,
Conn.; Mike Penney, a junior math and
physics major from Atlanta, Georgia; and
Robin McWilliam, a junior in
interdisciplinary studies of education and
creative writing from Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Blue Sky Party was founded on the
UNC campus in 1971 to show the apathy of
the student body and to reveal that Student
Government (SG) was ineffectual.
The triumvirate's platform reflects the
same premise. The statement of principle
maintains that "structural change oriented
towards student rights can only occur in an
environment of student inpu"
Lyman explained that the geodesic dome
expresses the real spirit of the party because
it is a response to the real needs of the people.
He said a controlled weather environment
would have a more direct effect on students
than anything else, for there would always be
blue sky above.
The three said the dome would be
equipped with a fire-preventive sprinkler
device, as well as a complete weather control
system manned by a "monster
bureaucracy" the Intracity . Climate
Engineers (ICE). ICE will have an annual
budget of over $52 million.
The triumvirate said the money would
come from wild deficit spending. This will be
necessary because the party plans to
eliminate mandatory student fees.
The platform also calls 'for SG to be
' abolished, its employees fired and . its
facilities sold at public auction, with the
proceeds returned to the students. The
Frank Porter Graham Student Union would
also be sold at public auction.
Penney said the three would be only
figureheads, and McWilliam noted that the
approach would be different from the
rubbish to which students are accustomed.
Therefore, all student organizations such
as the Daily Tar Heel, the Black Student
Movement, the Association for Women
Students and the Carolina Gay Association
would be encouraged, but would not receive
any levy from SG funds.
Other proposals in the Blue Sky Party
support of the Carrboro Research
Academy of Sexual Studies;
exemption of all varsity athletes from
all academic requirements;
replacement of the bell tower by a giant
rubber duck that will play tunes for a nickel;
institution of a metallic money standard
to replace paper money, based on the knives,
spoons and forks of the Pine Room.
The three said they would tell anyone all
they want to hear about the platform.