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Volume No. 84, Issue No. 110
Serving the .students and the University community since 1893
Monday, March 14, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Please call us: 933-0245
From staff and wire reports
Job prospects are the brightest in several years for graduates in
science, engineering and business, according to a report released
last week by the College Placement Council.
The council report, based on recruitment activity by company
representatives at 160 colleges nationwide, showed 49 per cent more
job offers have been made so far at the bachelor's degree level than
at the same time a year ago.
At the master's level, job offers were up 74 per cent and running
73 per cent higher at the doctoral level.
According to Joe M. Galloway, director of Career Planning and
Placement, job prospects for UNC graduates in technical fields will
compare favorably with the statistics released by the council.
"In the fall there was a IS per cent increase in recruitment on
campus," Galloway said. "From the indications I have now, it's
going to be a better year," he said..
Both the council and Galloway pointed out, though, that
prospects for graduates in the nontechnical disciplines, especially
the social sciences and humanities, will not be as good.
"The increase will be smaller for liberal arts majors," Galloway
"Things are better than last year, but until more of the spring
recruiting season is completed we won't know for sure. We don't
have enough placements yet for concrete facts."
The average salary for new bachelor's degree holders in the
humanities and social sciences dropped slightly from the figures of
July 1976. The monthly dollar average for humanities was $762.
For business majors the dollar average ranged from $865 for
marketing and distribution to $1,064 for accounting.
Scientific disciplines drew average salary bids varying from $85 1
a month for the biological sciences to $1,085 for computer science.
"For two or three years the demand in chemistry was weak, but
companies that haven't recruited for several years are coming
back," Galloway said.
Three reports are issued by the council each year in January,
March and July based on job offers made to college students in
various curricula from September to June. The latest report also
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This Ehringhaus resident struggles to maintain a precarious balance between a paper sack that shows
signs of weakening, and clothes that refuse to stay on hangers. Dorm residents and non-dorm residents
alike returned from Spring Break Sunday in balmy. 70-degree weather. For most students, this week
marks a return to the drudgery of classes. For students who have opted to remain in a dorm next year,
Thursday is the last day for applications and deposit money for on-campus housing.
B KARKN MILLERS .
Staff W riter
Dr. Christopher Fordham. dean of the
II NC Medical School and vice chancellor of
Health Affairs, has been nominated by
President Jimmy Carter to be assistant
secretary of health in the Department of
Health. Education and Welfare, according
to a White House aide.
The nomination was made Friday, and it
must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
N.C. Sen. Robert Morgan said last week
he would not give the appointment his
approval as a protest against White House
procedures in appointing North Carolinians.
Political courtesy calls for the White
House to confer with a potential appointee's
home-state senator before a federal
nomination is made. The President,
however, does -have the right to make an
appointment w ithout a home-state senator's
Morgan said the White House has not
appointed politically active Democrats from
North Carolina to federal positions, instead
choosing . only professionals such as
Fordham has not been active in the North
Carolina Democratic Party.
"They haven't selected Bob Scott or a
single working Democrat," Morgan said.
Morgan wants former N.C. Governor
Robert Scott to be appointed to. the
Appalachian Regional Commission.
Following Morgan's original protest of
Fordham's nomination, the White House
reported that it is "almost a certainty that
Scott will be appointed federal
cochairperson of either that commission or
the Coastal Plains Regional Commission."
I'NC student Susan Scott, the former
governor's daughter, said reports concerning
Scott's appointment are still speculation.
"If keeps looking more definite." she said.
A comedian who mixes humor with evangelism
By MERTON VANCE
Over in Louisville, Ky., there is a humorist named Grady
Nutt. "The second 4t' is important without it I'm just like
the rest of you," he is fond of saying.
Right there in Louisville, the home ground of a college
basketball team which was defeated by the UNC Tar Heels
two weeks ago, Nutt drives a car with a bumper sticker which
reads "If God is not a Tar Heel why is the sky Carolina blue?"
Nutt is a long-time Carolina basketball fan and a friend of
UNC Coach Dean S mith .
Nutt is coming to UNC March 15 to deliver one of his zany
speeches. He is an ordained Baptist minister with a master of
divinity degree, but he likes to think of himself as a humorist.
"A comedian invents humor and a humorist notices it.
Instead of doing pantomimes about Martians talking to gas
pumps, a humorist tells stories about life," Nutt said Tuesday
in a telephone interview from his Louisville office.
Nutt tells stories about his own life as a Southern Baptist,
but he doesn't consider himself an evangelist.
"I'm basically an entertainer, and I don't use entertainment
to be an. evangelist. I'm just trying to be as honest as I can
about the things I feel seriously about," he said.
He likes to tell stories about growing up in Amarillo, Tex.,
under the watchful eye of staunch Baptist parents.
"We weren't allowed to smoke, drink, dance or want to.
You lived in mortal fear that you might do something and get
N utt decided to become a minister w hen he was 1 3 and was
promptly licensed in the state of Texas to perform some of
the functions of a minister preaching, marrying and
, But there were limits. "A license is like a learner's permit.
You have to have another minister in the pulpit with you for
the first 6,000 miles."
So, while in high school, Nutt had fun being the only
minister in the school, blessing hot rods and couples who
were going steady.
His parents would not allow him to. go to movies because
they worried about what might happen in the dark, so Nutt
and some of his friends used to drive up to the fire tower, a
favorite necking spot for local teenagers and say things like
"God sees you," or reach inside a car at a strategic moment
and say "Bless you my child."
After such mischief in high school, he went on to college. "1
went to a little Baptist college that was eight miles from the
nearest known sin."
Nutt graduated from Baylor University and got his master
of divinity degree at the Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary. After graduating in 1964. he spent five years as
assistant to the president of the seminary. During that time,
he appeared on a California television program where he was
spotted by talk show host Mike Douglas. He has since
appeared oh the Douglas show 1 1 times.
In 1969. Nutt decided to become a full-time speaker and
entertainer and now averages about 200 speeches a year to
church groups, college groups and business meetings.
Nutt is 6 feet 4 and speaks w ith a Texas draw l as he tells his
stories. HeVthe kind of person who has an easy rapport w ith
people he's talking to. and lately more people have become
interested in the stories of a Southern Baptist humorist, now
that a fellow Southern Baptist is in the White House.
Nutt is not sure how Carter's election might affect him. but
he says audiences do seem more interested in talking about
Southern Baptists nowadays. "It makes it a far more popular
Nutt, billed as the "Prime Minister of Humor" will speak
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Hall.
It probably will be a nutty speech.
The "Prime Minister of Humor," Grady
Nutt, who is also a Baptist preacher and
long-time Tar Heel basketball fan, will
speak Tuesday night in Memorial Hall.
Maligned honor code
may undergo change
By MERTON VANCE
A serious move is afoot to revamp
the UNC honor system, a system
which recently has come under
increasing criticism from students,
faculty members and administrators.
The Committee on Student
Conduct has already begun research
on the problem, and Student Body
President Bill Moss has announced
that he wants to appoint a special
committee to discuss honor system
Moss said Sunday he wants to
appoint a committee of
approximately three to five members
to discuss problems in the existing
system and consider alternatives and
"We're just at the point now that
we're trying to get some input," Moss
The honor system has been
criticized for not dealing effectively
with cheating on campus. Some critics
say the honor courts do not handle
cases fairly, and there have been
disputes recently over trial procedures
and organization of the judicial
Moss said he thinks the system has
worked fairly well over the past three
years since the new Instrument of
Student Judicial Governance was
adopted. The instrument is the
constitution which sets up the
organization and spells put
procedures for the honor system.
"The breakdown seems to be with
the students themselves. Students just
don't adhere to the honor code like
they used to," Moss said.
Donald Boulton. dean of Student
Affairs, said he thinks the committee
is a good idea.
"What is needed is a real full-blown
discussion on the part of both students
and faculty," Boulton said in a
telephone interview Sunday.
Boulton said many people criticize
the honor system but thus far no real
alternatives have been fully discussed.
He thinks that a critical analysis of the
system might help lead to changes in
The committee on Student Conduct
already has started research on the
honor system, and the ad hoc
committee appointed by Moss would
increase the scope of the investigation.
There seems to be little
disagreement on the idea that the
honor system has shortcomings and
needs to be improved. But there is
disagreement on what should be done
to change it.
Moss is hoping that Student
Government, faculty members and
administrators will be able to thrash
out the problems and possible
But the discussion is likely to be
lengthy, so Moss is not expecting any
"1 really think the whole thing is
going to come to a head in the fall," he
Opposes funding favoritism
Green sees no tuition hike moves
By ELLIOTT POTTER
City and State Editor
Lt. Gov. James C. Green, whose views are
regarded by many observers as a barometer
of legislative opinion, said Thursday that he
is unaware of any movement in the N.C.
General Assembly to increase tuition at state
"I have heard no conversations about
altering tuition rates." Green said. The
Bladen County native added. "Just as in the
past, I will resist any proposed increase in
As lieutenant governor. Green presently
serves as president of the N.C. Senate. He
served as speaker of the House from 1975 to
Green said the tuition issue may be
considered by the legislature if this year's
revenue falls short of the $7 billion allotted in
the budget for state programs.
"We don't have any reading on what
effects the energy crunch may have on
revenue from state income taxes," he said.
Green said the effect of widespread
unemployment on revenue sources will be
more defined after all the tax returns have
been filed. State tax forms are due on April
The lieutenant governor said he has heard
North Carolina retailers complain of slow
sales during the cold winter and he feared
revenue from the state's sales tax also may be
"The budget is the big issue remaining
before the legislature. We will be busy
accommodating our positions with the
revenue available to usJ
Green does not believe UNC-CH should
receive special consideration w hen financial
appropriations f of-' the state University
system are made. "I do not believe it was the
intention of its founders to build only one
top-flight school in the UNC system." he
said. Green said that there should not be a
mediocre school in the system. "The same
tax dollar goes into the whole UNC system."
"I don't believe UNC (at Chapel Hill) will
be put in a less prestigious position. It will
never lose its prestige."
Green said he was in favor of extending
state financial aid to North Carolina
students who chose to attend private
educational institutions. He said he favors
making funds available to students instead
of directly subsidizing private colleges.
"It's not fair to citizens who pay taxes year
al ter year for their children to have to give up
state money just because they chose to attend
a private university."
Green said he believes private schools are
an important addition to North Carolina's
education opportunities. "It takes plenty of
monev to operate private schools of the
quality of those we have in this state."
Court refuses another hearing
on minority representation case
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has
denied a request by UNC officials asking the
court to rehear a case in which guaranteed
minority representation on the Campus
Governing Council (CGC) and the Honor
Court was declared unconstitutional.
UNC has until April 5 to decide w hether to
take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The original ruling on Jan. 5 by the 4th
Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated two
sections of the UNC Student Constitution.
One section guaranteed that at least two
students of a minority race, two males and
two females would be CGC representatives.
The other section gave minority students
the option of requesting a jury composed
.predominantly of minority jurors.
The court said that these practices were in
conflict with the Fourteenth Amendment
and the Civil Rights Acts of 1871 and 1964.
In the Feb. 28 denial, the order noted that
the Student Constitution provision for the
presidential appointment of at least two
members of the rhinority race as CGC
members "had been utilized and satisfied by
an appointment of a black student as a
Councilor after the decision of the District
District Court Judge Eugene Gordon
originally allowed the disputed provisions to
stand because at the time of his ruling, no
student body president had used them to
appoint CGC representatives.
Former Student Body President Billy
Richardson was the first president to use the
appointment powers when he selected a
minority representative to the council last
Morgan was in North Carolina this
weekend talking with party leaders to help
him decide whether he will give Fordham's
nomination his clearance. He could not be
reached for comment Sunday.
Fordham said Sunday he had not been in
touch with Morgan and that he did not know
what decision the senator had reached.
"I don't have anything new," Fordham
said. "Anything would have to come from
Washington. . .1 really have to stay in the
posture of no comment."
Fordham has been dean of the UNC
Medical School since 1971. He was chosen as
vice chancellor of health sciences following
the resignation of Cecil Sheps in December.
"Dr. Fordham is one of the leading health
administrators in our nation today," said
Chancellor N.Ferebee Taylor. "As dean, he
has presided over a substantial growth in the
scoope arid stature of our School of
Medicine. He has also provided leadership in
the development of our Area Health
Education Center program, which has
become a national model for extending
health care and health education to all
regions of our state."
.Please" turn to page 5.
By TOM W ATKINS
The UNC Board of Trustees selected
an architect for the $22 million new
central library Friday and also
approved a project that will compensate
for the 474 parking spaces that, will be
lost because of the library.
The board, after many months of
study and discussion, unanimously
chose the firm of Leslie N. Boney of
Wilmington as architect, and nationally
known Mitchell-Giurgola Associates of
Philadelphia as consulting engineer.
The library will be built on the present
Carolina Union parking lot, but to
compensate for the parking spaces lost
the trustees approved an 800-space
addition to the 621 -space parking deck
on Manning Drive.
The parking-deck expansion was
approved despite the opposition of
Student Body President Bill Moss, who
cast the lone dissenting vote.
Moss, attending his first meeting as a
board member, asked the trustees to
delay action because he felt there hadn't
been adequate discussion among
students concerning the addition. He
was particulary concerned that money
used to fund the project could be used to
fund the town bus system.
"No money that would go to the bus
system would go to the construction of
this parking deck," Trustee Thomas W.
Lambeth assured Moss.
The board approved the addition
after hearing comments from Claiborne
S. Jones, UNC vice chancellor for
business and finance.
"We're presently scheduled to break
ground for the central library in spring
1979," he said. "If we don't have the new
deck by then we'll be in serious trouble.
The deck will take two years to
complete, so we're on a tight schedule
Lambeth recommended that Moss
come back to the next board meeting in
April with additional student input, but
added, "1 doubt you'll be able to give us
an alternative." Board members said the
project would not be too far along by
then for plans to be changed.
Please turn to page 5.