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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Tuesday, March 15, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Volume No. 84, Issue No. 111
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WASHINGTON (UPI) The administration
told Congress Monday it does not want to legalize
marijuana outright but believes jailing people for
using it causes much more damage than the weed
Dr. Peter Bourne, President Carter's director
designate of the White House Office of Drug
Abuse Policy, said the administration favors
making possession of small amounts of marijuana
a civil penalty, much like a traffic citation.
to be planned
C hapel H ill Transportation Board member G orman
Gilbert will present plans for a trial evening taxi service
at the board meeting tonight.
The proposed service would be provided to bus-pass
holders for a 25-cent fare. Riders could call in and meet
the taxi at a bus stop. Delivery to a second bus stop
would be provided from 7 or 8 p.m. until midnight. The
U bus route would continue to run.
Delivery to the rider's door is being discussed, but
the fare for such service would be more expensive to
Both Gilbert and interim Transportation Director
John Bartosiewicz said they expect the board to
approve the plan and forward it to the Chapel Hill
Board of Aldermen for final approval and budgeting.
Gilbert and Transportation Board members Connie
Garber and Jim Foerster have drawn up 15 proposals
for evening taxi service. Bartosiewicz said the group is
leaning toward an hourly pay scale for paying the taxi
operator. They also favor the use of taxis for both
commercial and city use.
"This is a scheme to save money," Bartosiewicz said.
"The Board of Aldermen are looking at it with great
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Testifying before the House Select Committee
on Narcotics Abuse and Control, Bourne said
"legalization of marijuana. . .would be totally
But he said criminal penalties, including prison
and subsequent career damage "causes far greater
harm. . .than any effect the drug would have had
and the penalties are counter-productive
Bourne and seven other administration
officials testified at the first of three days of
"informational hearings" on marijuana.
"Our position is to discourage the abuse of all
drugs, including alcohol and tobacco,, as a
national policy," Bourne said. "At the same time,
we believe that the mechanism for
discouragement should not be more damaging to
the individual than the drugs themselves.
"We will continue to discourage marijuana use,
but we feel criminal penalties that brand
otherwise law-abiding people for life are neither
an effective nor an appropriate deterrent."
The administration estimates that as many as
75 million Americans have tried marijuana and as
many as 1 1 million people use it on a regular or
weekly basis. Customs officials estimate it is a $5-billion-a-year
business, with as much as$l billion
leaving the country annually.
Bourne noted that at least eight states have
decriminalized possession of small amounts of
marijuana and said "the federal government
should not seek in any way to influence that
But he said federal law, "which is now rarely
enforced with regard to simple possession, should
Dr. Robert D. DuPont, director of the
National Institute on Drug Abuse, told the
committee medical research has shown no serious
clinical damage from marijuana use.
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This young lady has the right idea for these warm and
sunny Carolina spring days ice cream and a stroll
through campus. Spring fever may cause many
students to evacuate classes and join in an afternoon of
sun and fun.
The Northern Orange branch of the
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
( N A ACP) voted last week to join efforts
opposing attempts by the Orange
Committee, a group of conservative
Democrats, to remove students from
county voter roles. The NAACP also
decided to oppose the committee's
efforts to secure a new election for two
county commission seats.
The organization said it felt the
Orange County Board of Elections had
upheld all North Carolina election laws
for registering. voters.
Thomas Shanklin, president of the
local NAACP chapter, said Monday the
Orange Committee has filed complaints
about the county's registration practices
because of their disappointment with
the election last fall of County
Commissioners Donald Willhoit and
"The committee opposes M r. Whitted
because he is black and Mr. Willhoit
because he is from Chapel Hill,"
"If a reelection were held they feel
they can defeat Willhoit and Whitted
without the student vote."
In a statement released Friday, the
NAACP questioned the opposition of
Lucius Cheshire, head of the Orange
Committee and former attorney for the
county government. The group "found
it strange" that Cheshire did not act on
the voter registration questions when he
was county attorney until 1974.
Cheshire said Monday that his
opinion on the matter was the same now
as in 1974. "The proper authority to act
on registration questions rests with the
Board of Elections and not with the
county attorney," Cheshire said.
"I would have given my opinion on
the matter, but it was never requested."
The N.C. Board of Elections received
formal petitions early last week
challenging the legality of students'
voting in the county where they attend
Alex Brock, elections board
chairperson, said Friday that the
petitions, signed by 820 Orange County
residents, requested that:
The names of all students from
outside Orange County be purged from
the voter registration books or that a
new registration for the county be held.
A new primary and general election
be held for the two county commission
seats now held by Whitted and Willhoit.
- The state elections board request a
court-appointed special prosecutor to
study the possibility that state election
laws were "willfully and deliberately
violated" in Orange County.
Brock said the petitions implied that
voter registration guidelines established
by the state elections board last J uly had
not been followed in Orange County.
Those guidelines applied specifically to
students and military veterans whose
domicile might be questioned.
Brock said he did not know when the
board would make a final decision on
the three requests, but he predicted that
it would not be a hasty decision, because
the issue was "not of a severe,
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By TONY GL'NN
A proposed addition to the parking
deck located on Manning Drive has met
with criticism from Student Body
President Bill Moss and Student
Transportation Director Paul Arne.
The 800-space addition to the deck
was approved Friday by the UNC-CH
Board of Trutees. Moss cast the only
Moss asked the trustees to delay
action because he feels there has not
been adequate discussion among
students about the deck. He also
expressed concern that the money used
to fund the project could be used to fund
the town bus system.
Arne said he fears that in the future
the University might not give as much
money to the town bus system if the
deck addition is built.
"I'm not saying that the parking deck
is not needed," Arne said. "But to
provide for one at the expense of
another is wrong, should it happen."
The total cost of the parking deck is
estimated at $3,333 per space, or
$2,666,400 total. Of this amount,
$666,400 will come from the traffic
fund. The remaining $2 million will be
funded from the sale of bonds.
Elson Floyd, a junior from
Henderson, has been appointed as the
new student attorney general, replacing
Floyd was appointed by Student
Body President Bill Moss and was
approved by the Campus Governing
Council on March 1.
Floyd was busy in his Suite C office
Monday as he began his first full week
on the job.
Floyd said he does not plan any
immediate changes in the attorney
general's office, but he does plan to
expand the staff this semester.
There has been discussion recently
about changing the existing honor
system, and Floyd said he thinks this is a
"I'm sure some reform will be made,
but I'm not sure exactly what it will be at
this time," he said.
He said he hopes discussion of the
The proposed parking deck is to
compensate for 474 parking spaces that
will be lost when the proposed central
library is built in the present Carolina
Union parking lot. Construction is
scheduled to start in spring 1979.
only $1.15 million, leaving a deficit of
The University will have to raise
parking fees under the current plan,
"Providing for all parking needs of
The Board of
addition to this
parking deck on
Moss cast the
vote. Moss said
he felt student
opinion had not
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Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor said
Monday that money that would go to
the bus system would not be used for
construction of the parking deck.
"The parking deck is designed to meet
the needs of visitors and out-patients of
For 1980, the projected cost of
operating the entire campus parking
system will be approximately $1.28
million. The projected revenue will be
visitors and patients at the hospital for
the next number of year, at the expense
of not providing permit parkers on
campus it's not equitable," he said.
Staff photo by Bill Russ
Memorial Hospital," Taylor said. "This
is a responsibility the U niversity has to
meet the needs of the hospital. It is not a
student matter, but a matter for the
administration of the University."
Moss said he would talk with Arne
and other experts about the project and
come back to the board in April with
additional student input. Board
members said Friday that it would not
be too late then to change the plans.
Arne proposed that the parking deck
be built in stages, instead of
constructing the 800-space addition at
"From an engineering, design and
financial standpoint, it is not feasible to
build it in pieces," said John L. Temple,
assistant vice chancellor for business. "It
can be done, but we will pay a price for
Temple said the University presently
is losing more spaces than it is gaining.
With the building of the new central
library and the proposed physical
education facility on the site of the Tin
Can, "all those combined will wipe out
the 800 spaces (of the parking deck
Future sites for parking decks might
include the Health Affairs area or the
Bell Tower lot, Temple said. He added
that the University might have to go off
campus and provide shuttle service.
narrowed to one
By MERTON VANCE
The list of nominees for a new dean
of the College of Arts and Sciences
has been narrowed to one person,
selected by UNC Chancellor N.
"I have made my nomination and
received the approval of the Faculty
Advisory Committee and the Board
of Trustees," Taylor said Monday.
Taylor would not release the name
of his nominee because he said the
nomination must receive further
approval from UNC President
William Friday and the UNC Board
Friday said Monday that he had
not yet received the name of the
nominee but that the Board of
Governors probably would consider
the nomination at its next meeting
scheduled for April 8.
Taylor said he expects to announce
the name of the new dean by the end
of this semester.
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Despite increase in aid programs
More students work to finance education
Staff photo by Bill Rum
problems in the honor system will lead
to improvements, and he also said he
wants to try to get more faculty
members involved with the honor
By RUSSELL GARDNER
Despite an increase in the number of
student financial-aid programs in the
last decade, more UNC students than
ever before are working to finance their
educations, UNC Student Aid Director
William Geer said recently.
"There is a. common attitude,
particularly among older adults who
came to college before there were any
financial-assistance programs, that
students don't work today like they
formerly did," Geer said.
"When these older adults read about
our financial-assistance programs, they
assume the students aren't working. But
their assumptions are not true. There
has never been a time at this University
when a higher proportion of students
were working their way through the
University than now."
Geer said there has been a constant -and
regular increase in the number of
working students as shown by the
number of students working for the
During the 1975 calendar year, 8,405
students worked for the University and
earned a total of $14,675,094. The
average annual sarning was $1,746.
(Figures for 1976 are not available.)
"We can assume that several hundred
additional students worked off campus
and went back to their hometowns and
worked on weekends," Geer said. "So
it's a safe conclusion that more than half
of UNC's students are working their
way through the University and are self
supporting to some degree."
Approximately 15 per cent of the
students employed by the University are
paid through the work-study program,
which is funded by federal and state
governments and administered through
the student-aid office.
When the work-study program was
initiated 10 years ago, new jobs for the
program were created within the
University. But Geer stressed that these
work-study positions are not simply
"Work-study provides job
opportunities and earnings for students
who otherwise would not have an
opportunity to work. These student
employees perform valuable services
that the University could not otherwise
afford," Geer said.
Work-study jobs are available in
practically every University department
and in a number of nonprofit public
institutions, including day-care centers,
city and county government and public
During the 1975-76 academic year,
1,278 students were employed through
the work-study program.
Undergraduates on work-study earn
$2.50 per hour, and graduate students
earn $2.90 per hour.
"We have always kept the work-study
wages above minimum wage and tried
to promote the increase in student wages
in all University departments and
schools " Geer said. "We keep leaning in
the direction of. higher wages for
students for their benefit. Of course
some student jobs in the University pay
more than work-study, and that's fine.
Usually these jobs are in areas where
UNC has secured grants to employ
Geer cites two primary reasons for the
continued increase in the number of
"The main reason is that students
would prefer to work than to borrow,"
he said. The idea of borrowing large
sums of money is frightening to young
people whose families have always
known poverty and debt. Also, young
people have the Protestant work ethic
and believe this is the acceptable
The student-aid office maintains a
student employment information
service where prospective employers call
in with job descriptions. These job
openings are posted on a bulletin board
in the stairwell of Vance Hall.