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UNC freshman center Steve Krafcisin muscles past Duke's Mike Gminski in
Carolina's 84-71 win over the Blue Devils Saturday. The victory gave the Tar Heels
the ACC championship and a first-round bye in the tournament,
By CHIP PEARSALL
The efforts of UNC Student Government
(SG) organizations to influence pending
legislation probably will not be affected by a
lobbying bill introduced last Wednesday in
the N.C. Senate;
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Robert V.
Somers, R-Rowan, would prohibit state
universities from collecting student fees for
use by lobbying organizations.
The legislation would prohibit the
collection of student fees on behalf of "any
organization, a substantial part of whose
activities constitute carrying on propaganda
or otherwise attempting to influence
legislation or decisions of state
administrative agencies, or the initiation of.
FCC permits Southern Bell
to purchase phone system
By TONY GUNN
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week approved
the sale of the University-owned Chapel Hill Telephone Co. to Southern
Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co.
The $26 million transaction will be completed March 31, with Southern
Bell beginning its service the next day.
Phone rates are expected to rise $ 1 per
month when Southern Bell takes over,
John L. Temple, UNC assistant vice
chancellor for business and finance,
said. The increase, he said, will not be
based on plans to upgrade the system,
but on Southern Bell's tariffs for a town
the size of Chapel Hill.
The FCC's ruling, issued Wednesday
and announced Friday by FCC
spokesperson Stephen Melnikoff,
included a denial of a request by 105 of
the Chapel Hill Telephone Cos
employees that the FCC hold a public
hearing on the sale before approving it.
Under the current terms of the sale,
the present telephone workers will be
required to leave the state retirement
system, which allows employees to retire
with 30 years of service regardless of
age. The long-term employees now will
have to wait until age 65 to collect the
However, Sen. Charles E. Vickery
(D-Orange) has drafted a bill that will
allow the company's employees to retain
some retirement benefits when they
"The bill allows an employee after 30
years of combined service and five years
of Southern Bell service, to come back
to the state and take advantage of the
state plan," Vickery said Sunday.
The telephone system serves about
30,000 customers in Chapel Hill,
Carrboro and southern Orange County.
The system is the last of the three
major Orange County utiltiies to be
sold. 1 he electric utility was sold to
Duke Power on Dec. 1 lori 14 million.
NAIROBI, Kenya (UPI) Uganda
Sunday warned its citizens to be prepared for
an American "invasion" within the next 24
hours and delayed from Monday to
Wednesday a meeting President Idi Amin
has ordered with the 175-member American
community in the country.
A Radio Uganda broadcast monitored in
neighboring Kenya said, "The presence of an
American destroyer off the East African
coast should be taken seriously."
A U.S. naval task force left Kenyan waters
last Wednesday after a good will visit and
currently is reported to be cruising in the
The radio broadcast recalled the airborne
rescue mission last year when Israeli
commandos swiftly overpowered Ugandan
soldiers to free more than 100 hostages at
Entebbe Airport. The operation deeply
"In the event of an invasion of Uganda, the
invading force will be destroyed by the
Ugandan armed forces before it reaches
Uganda;" the broadcast said. "Uganda will
not be a battlefield because the battle will be
fought outside Uganda."
Amin last Friday banned any of the
Americans, most of them missionaries, from
leaving Uganda, after taking exception to
President Carter's statement that the
Ugandan leader's policies had "disgusted the
entire civilized world."
In addition to changing the date of the
audience, Amin also switched the site of the
meeting to the airport lounge at Entebbe.
Kampala sources said the postponement
probably was caused by the lack of
The water and sewer facilities were
sold to the Orange Water and Sewer
Authority (OWASA) on Feb. 15.
Streak past dunkless Doctors of Louisville
By GRANT VOSBURGH
CHARLOTTE The eighth-ranked North
Carolina Tar Heel basketball team finished its
preparation for the Atlantic Coast Conference
tournament, winning an 84-71 league battle at Duke
Saturday and then taking a 96-89 nationally televised
victory over IOth-ranked Louisville Sunday at the
The Tar Heels win against the Blue Devils Saturday
gave UNC a 9-3 conference mark and at least a share of
the regular season title with Wake Forest. That two
way first-place possibility lasted only six hours,
however, as N.C. State upset the Deacons 91-85
Saturday night, giving UNC Head Coach Dean Smith
his seventh regular-season championship in H years.
Following Carolina's impressive win Sunday,
however. Smith dismissed the idea that the Heels, who
have won their last nine games en route to a 22-4
record, have the momentum going into the tournament.
"I don't buy this momentum business," he said.
"We've had years when we've had winning streaks and
still lost in the first round." He then recalled the 1968
season when UNC iost two games prior to the
tournament and wound up finishing second in the
Smith would be hard-pressed to convince either Bill
Foster or Denny Crum that the Heels have no
momentum, however. Against Foster's Blue Devils,
UNC shot a miserable 38.5 per cent in the first half, yet
still held a 38-37 lead. And Denny Crum was beaten by
his own game Sunday, as the Tar Heels out-ran and
out-rebounded the Cardinals even without UNC
center Tommy LaGarde.
Frontcourters Mike O'Koren, Walter Davis, Bruce
Buckley, Jeff Wolf, Rich Yonakor and Steve Krafcisin
took up the slack in both games, fighting for rebounds,
triggering outlet passes and applying a tight, denying
defense all over the court. Most of the outlet passes, of
course, went to guard Phil Ford. And that spelled
trouble for Louisville.
"The fast break bordered on sensational," UNC's
Smith said, "because Phil Ford was so sensational."
Ford shared scoring honors Sunday with O'Koren
as both scored 26 points. Ford hit 10 of 16 from the
floor and six of seven from the foul line, while O'Koren
made nine of 13 field-goal attempts and eight, of nine
free throws. O'Koren also pulled down nint rebounds
while Davis added eight.
Without LaGarde who is still nursing an injured
knee, the Tar Heels were expected to have trouble with
the high-leaping Cardinals. Following the Duke game
Saturday, O'Koren sat in the locker room and
discussed Louisville. x
"I know Darrell Griffith pretty well," he said,
referring to the highly touted Louisville freshman. "He
can really get up. But they say he's not the best jumper.
I'd really like to see that." Then, after a thoughtful
pause, he amended the statement. "Well, not
O'Koren got his wish for the most part. Griffith did
slam one through, but that was with only 8:35 left in the
game. It was the only stuff that Louisville managed all
afternoon. And when your nickname is "the Doctors of
Dunk," that's a bad symptom.
The Tar Heels took the lead with 17:38 showing in
the first half and never looked back. The Heels'
running offense didn't, either. At one point midway in
the first half, O'Koren muscled in two consecutive field
goals. Buckley then added one and Davis added
another. The Carolina crowd went berserk when Ford
then hit Tom Zaliagiris on a fast break.
But the most representative of the plays in the first
half occurred with 1:36 remaining. Davis pulled down
a rebound and hit Ford near halfcourt. The 1 1 ,666 fans
then witnessed a lightning-qliick Ford-to-O'Koren-to-Zaliagiris-to-Yonakor-to-basket
combination that left
Louisville's defenders. Carolina led by 19, 57-38 at the
The second half was a bit more subdued. Walter
Davis and .John Kuester each picked up their fourth
foul and missed a good deal of the half. Louisville
fought back within 10 points, largely behind the
shooting of Rick Wilson and Wesley Cox, who
finished the game with 30 and 27 points, respectively.
Smith sent U NC into the Four Corners spread offense,
however, to hold off the Cardinals for the win.
The pro-UNC atmosphere in Charlotte was a
welcome relief after the reception Carolina got in
Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium 24 hours earlier.
The game was the final home appearance for the
Duke seniors, and Olympian Tate Armstrong, who has
been out since early January with a broken wrist,
suited up for the affair. Add to that the fact that the
opponent was Carolina and the result was
pandemonium in Durham.
The Tar Heels appeared a bit flat early in the game,
but compensated with excellent ballhandling,
committing but one turnover in the first half. (The
Heels committed only two more in the game.) But
strong rebounding and Phil Ford's effective direction
of the Four Corners broke Carolina out of the first
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or the conduct of, litigation in the courts on
public issues." ,- -
The bill is designed to prohibit the N.C.
Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)
from receiving student fees for its
organization. PIRG lobbies on public
interest issues and has a chapter at UNC
Charlotte. Each student at UNC-Charlotte
pays $2 of student fees to support the
PIRG was voted down in a referendum at
UNC-CH two years ago.
At least two SG organizations are
involved in lobbying efforts now. But
according to an attorney contacted by one of
the groups, SG does not have a substantial
part of its activities involved with lobbying
or public issues litigation. Therefore, student
fees used by the groups could be collected by
the University if the proposed legislation is
The State Affairs Committee of SG and
the Association for Women Students (A WS)
use student fees budgeted by SG to influence
legislation. State Affairs Committee
member Tom Worth said Sunday that the
committee's activities technically do not
constitute lobbying because student groups
cannot be recognized as formal lobbying
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The committee sends letters to legislators
and makes telephone calls during its present
project, legalizing beer sales on campus.
Worth said that expenses are paid out of the
General Executive Expenses fund of SG;
there is no budgetary provision as such for
AWS chairperson Sallie Shuping said
Sunday that AWS had allocated $500 for
action on the Equal Rights Amendment and
rape laws. An additional $550 to $600 has
been raised by AWS members, and the funds
are used to pay mailing and printing costs for
Shuping added that AWS cannot actually
lobby, but can provide private individuals
Student Atty. Dorothy Bernholz said
Sunday that Student Legal Services (SLS) is
not involved in public-interest litigation, so
she thinks her department would not be
affected by the proposed legislation.
"The wording of the bill is vague,"
Bernholz said. "The phrase concerning
litigation in courts on public issues would be
hard to define."
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Pat Terry performs
Staff photo bv Bill Russ
Strumming an acoustic guitar and singing their own contemporary folk songs, the
Pat Terry Group spent the evening Feb. 25 with approximately 900 people in
Memorial Hall. The Christian entertainers, sponsored by Intervarsity Christian
Fellowship, tour the Southeast from their home base in Atlanta, Ga. Terry talked
informally with his audience between songs, telling about himself and about how his
relationship with a creative God gave him a different perspective on music.
He's a 'born-again' Christian
By JEFF COHEN
Eldridge Cleaver, the former
Information Minister of the Black
Panthers, who recently returned to the
United States following seven years of
exile, was in Raleigh Thursday spouting
a new message an optimism for
America and a "born-again" return to
Cleaver spoke to a capacity crowd of
850 persons in N.C. State University's
Stewart Theatre as part of the school's
"Human Survival" Colloquium.
"This is my second trip to North
Carolina. I was here once before to
appear on the Priase The Lord
television show. It was a wonderful
experience," Cleaver opened.
He spent the next hour and a half
discussing his militant days with the
Black Panthers and his subsequent
"In 1967, the Panthers began a 10
point program detailing housing,
education, job opportunities, prison
reform and a move to hire black cops in
the ghetto," Cleaver said.
He said that point No. 7, the attempt
to bring black cops into the ghetto,
became the most important plank in the
program. "We didn't have time for the
other nine points because we always had
to worry about getting roughed up," he
Cleaver skipped bail and fled the
United States in 1968 while awaiting
trial on charges of assault and attempted
murder for his involvement in a
"I had to decide whether to pack-a
small bag and go to San Quetin or pack
a bigger bag and go a little further
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were going to get worse."
Cleaver said that after eight months in
Cuba, he was discovered by the
government and forced to leave. In
Algeria, Cleaver organized the
International Black Panther Party,
which housed American refugees,
including Timothy Leary.
"A white pig, a black pig, a
yellow pig, a pink pig the best
pig is a dead pig."
Eldridge Cleaver, 1970
'Praise the Lord."
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awav. Cleaver exDlained.
Along with other fugitives. Cleaver
went to Cuba to organize study groups
and to send information back into the
"The perspective that we had here
comes Richard Nixon. I had been a
candidate against him in the Peace and
Freedom Party in 1968 but the
American people rejected me at the
polls. We thought this meant things
Cleaver said he met revolutionaries
from all over the world while in Algeria.
"These were people from socialist
countries who wanted a democracy and
looked to the U.S. as a model,' he said.
"With all of its faults and criticisms,
as far as the machinery of the
government and expectations of the
people, the U.S. was by far the most
democratic and freest country in the
world." But Cleaver said there is still a
need to criticize the government.
After being forced from Algeria,
Cleaver moved to Paris, where he
watched the United States with
satisfaction as criminal charges were
brought against members of the Nixon
Administration. "For the first time in
years my spirits perked up when the man
who signed the papers for my arrest
John Mitchell was busted."
When Cleaver decided to return to the
United States, he conferred with some
of his friends who had been elected to
political positions. "But when I talked
with them, they were not interested in
helping me return," he said.
"The only way to come back was by
surrendering," he explained. "So I
became a Christian and drew on Jesus
Christ for the strength to walk into jail."
He returned to the United States in
December 1975 and surrendered to the
FBI, which he said treated him cordially
because they also faced criminal
Cleaver said he found things very
different when he returned.
"The Black Panther Party had been
incorporated into the Democratic
Party," he explained. "The president of
the" party was a delegate for Jerry Brown
at the Democratic Convention."
"I am very enthusiastic about the
prospects of the future for blacks. I see a
lot of progress. I like the last election. I
heard the South was going to rise. I
think it done rose."