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Volume No. $4, Issue No. 138
Serving the University community since 1893
Monday, April 25, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Tommy LaGarde was the honorary chairperson of the annual brothers and little sisters actually laid pennies three deep for
ZBT "Mile of Pennies." held Saturday on Franklin Street, one and three-quarter miles; the total was $1,550. staff photo by
Exchanging donations for the one-cent coins, fraternity Joseph Thomas.
Christopher C. Fordham HI, dean of the UNC School of
Medicine and vice chancellor for Health Affairs, confirmed
Saturday that he has withdrawn from further consideration
for the post of assistant secretary for health in the Department
of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW).
"My withdrawal was for deep personal reasons,' Fordham
said in a statement released by the University News Bureau. "I
anticipate continuing my work at the University with great
pleasure and enthusiasm."
Sources of the Washington Post reported that "Fordham
suddenly left his desk after a session with HEW Secretary
Joseph A. Califano Wednesday, cancelled appointments at
the White House and Congress, and flew home.
"One well-informed source said, 'Fordham quit after a
severe disagreement with the Secretary, "the Post story said.
Fordham had held the position of assistant secretary
designate for nearly three weeks while awaiting almost certain
confirmation of his appointment to the HEW post.
Fordham is the fourth person to reject the position since Dr.
Theodore Cooper, assistant secretary under the Ford
administration, was ousted by Califano earlier this year.
When asked to comment on his decision to reject the
position, Fordham told the Daily Tar Heel, "I am not
prepared to comment at this time."
"I know this was a difficult decision for Dr. Fordham to
make," Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor said. "From the point of
view of the University at Chapel Hill, it is good to know that
this talented and dedicated man will be continuing his
outstanding service to the people of North Carolina."
Third floor room in Old West damaged
when shorted fan causes morning fire
By MERTON VANCE
Fire damaged a third-floor room in Old West
Dorm early Sunday morning when a window fan
apparently shorted out and set the window frame
There were no injuries, and the Chapel Hill Fire
Department has not yet estimated damage.
The fire department was called at 12:58 a.m.,
and three trucks responded.
The occupants of the room, Keith Morgan and
Pat Corey, were not in the room at the time.
Morgan said he was downstairs in the
dormitory lounge watching television. He said he
Bill to ease
Legislation to relax stringent enforcement
of the affirmative action desegregation
regulations imposed on colleges and
universities was introduced in Congress
Friday by Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C.
In submitting the legislation. Helms is
aligning himself with university officials who
have cdmplained about the costs and
administrative time needed to deal with
The University of North Carolina is one of
six state systems waiting for new
desegregation guidelines being prepared by
the Department of Health, Education and
Welfare under a court order.
UNC President William C. Friday could
not be reached for comment on the
Helms measure would not strike down
such a court order, but it would try to limit
the administrative powers federal officials
have to enforce guidelines aimed at ending
racial and sexual discrimination in
admissions standards, hiring practices and
"Federal bureaucrats have entangeld
college administrators and professors in a
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left his room around 1 1:30 p.m. and left the fan
running in the window of his room, Room 35 in
the northwest corner of the building.
" Morgan said he heard people outside the
building shouting "fire about 1 a.m. Someone in
the dorm then pushed the fire alarm.
The University Police report stated that a man
identified as Christopher Mil Hutchins of 132 S.
Columbia St. was driving by in his car and saw the
fire. He went up to the room and emptied the
contents of two fire extinguishers in an
unsuccessful attempt to put out the fire before
Firemen quickly extinguished the fire, which
was reported out at 1:15 a.m.
The University Police report stated that Corey
had indicated that the window fan had been
slowing down and making noises recently. Police
who investigated said the fan motor was frozen up
and apparently had shorted and started the fire.
The fire burned the window frame, shade and a
stereo speaker sitting on the window sill. Smoke
and soot damaged much of the contents of the
Morgan said University officials would send a
clean-up crew as soon as possible to clean up the
room, but in the meantime he and Corey are
staying with friends.
Constitutionality of House
death penalty bills uncertain
By DAVID STACKS
One of the two bills approved by the
N.C. House Judiciary Committee last
week for the restoration of the death
penalty in the state would not pass a U.SV
Supreme Court test of constitutionality,
according to a UNC law professor.
Barry Nakell, associate professor of
law, said he did not think the capital
punishment legislation backed by Reps.
John Ed Davenport, D-Nash, and
Robert Jones, D-Rutherford, would pass
a high-court test because it does not allow
for the review of cases by the state
North Carolina has not had a death-
penalty law since July 1976, when the
U.S. Supreme Court struck down the
state's mandatory death penalty for first
degree murder and rape.
Jones, Davenport and the sponsor of
the other bill approved by the House
committee Thursday, Rep. James
Morgan, D-Guilford, say their measures
would pass a high-court test. The test
requires state death-penalty laws to hand
down execution sentences only for crimes
specifically outlined in thedealth-penalty
"The state Supreme Court would not
have the authority, under the language of
the Jones-Davenport bill, to make proper
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North Carolinians favor ERA, death penalty
J-School poll gauges opinions on issues
By MARK ANDREWS
A majority of North Carolinians support capital
punishment, liquor-by-the-drink and the Equal Rights
Amendment (ERA), according to a UNC School of
The survey shows that 57 per cent oppose it. Men were
slightly more likely to support capital punishment than
women, and white were overwhelmingly more likely to
support the death penalty than blacks. Sixty-four percent of
whites surveyed favor the death penalty while only 20 per
cent of the blacks support it.
M ost people added that they would be willing to serve on a
jury which sentenced a person to death.
The survey also indicates that liquor-by-the-drink
legislation has considerable support in the state. More than
twice as many persons said they faVor liquor-by-the-drink as
those who said they oppose it. Residents under 30 years of
age were more likely to respond favorably to the measure.
Those over 60 were less likely to favor the proposal.
Fifty per cent of those surveyed saids they favor ERA
while only 34 per cent said they were against it. The
remainder of those contacted said they were undecided on
the proposed amendment.
The poll indicates that men were just as likely to support
the amendment as women. Blacks were more likely to favor
ERA than whites, with 69 per cent of balcks surveyed
supporting ERA compared to 47 per cent of whites.
The poll shows no significant difference in attitudes
toward the amendment according to age, education or
The only question which residents responded negatively
was President Carte's pardon of Vietname war resisters.
One-third of the persons said the supported the decision
while 47 per cent said they opposed it.
Forty-two per cent of those under 30 support the pardon
while 38 per cent oppose it.
The poll indicates overwhelming support of President
Carter in North Carolina in the first months of his
Sixty-eight per cent of those queried think he is doing a
good job while only one person in twenty said he was doing a
bad job. Fourteen per cent of those surveyed had mixed
opinions about his performance, while 12 per cent said they
were unsure of their feelings.
The Carolina Poll, a representative sampling of 496
voting-age residents, was conducted last month by
Plan jeopardizes 1 ,200 parking space
Sen. Jesse Helms
Chief, looking to future, cites
fundamental needs of Indian
By WILL JONES
Indian Cultural Week at UNC increased
whites' awareness of Indian traditions, said
Kevin Maynor, administrative chief of the
Carolina Indian Circle.
"There is more Indian awareness at UNC
this week than last week, Maynor said. "We
are looking to the future and hope to be
better organized next year. The hardest thing
about anything is to begin, and we have
begun the process of awareness.
Spokesperson Forest Hazel said he
thought that both white and nonwhite
participation in the events last week was
good. Events included films, lectures and
dances. "The best attendance was at the
lecture by Vine Deloria and the Tuesday
dance in the Pit," Hazel said. "Overall, our
group was really pleased."
Indian Cultural Week ended with a speech
Friday night by A. Bruce Jones, executive
director of the North Carolina Commission
on Indian Affairs. Jones spoke on the needs
and problems of the state's eastern Indian
Jones said UNC did not have the ultra
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By BEVERLY MILLS
Parking in as many as 1,200 spaces near
the UNC campus would be eliminated by
two parking-removal plans under
consideration by the transportation and
The plans were presented to the boards
last week by Chapel Hill planners.
Under one of these plans, parking would
be prohibited on 81 streets within a one-mile
radius of campus. Under the other plan,
parking would be prohibited on 19 streets.
Chapel Hill planners assume that streets
with a reduction in night parking are being
used by Chapel Hill and Carrboro residents
for daily parking while at work or classes.
Streets with little or no disparity between
day and night parking are assumed to be
used by students in dorms, fraternities or
sororities as long-term storage areas.
Because of the availability of bus service
for daily work trips, proponents of the plan
believe a larger amount of parking can be
removed from streets where differences exist
in day and night parking without overtaxing
existing University lots than from streets
where parking remains constant.
One alternative is to remove parking in
phases, beginning on streets which have the
rnost dramatic decreases in the amount of
parking during day and at night. These
streets, mainly located in Section 6, include
Brookside, Dogwood, South Roberson,
West Patterson, West University, Valley,
Vance Street Extension. Westwood and
Section 4, Country Club and Ledge.
Parking would be removed in Section 2
from one side of North Boundary, Glen
Burnie and East North.
A total of 310 spaces are involved in this
Parking may soon be
prohibited on these streets
SECTION 1: N. Graham, Roberson, parts
of Columbia. Cotton. Lindsay, Brooks,
Caldwell, McDade. School Lane, McM asters.
Caver, Islew, Gomains, Whitacker, Mitchell.
Clark. Longview, Isley, Stinson. Mobile,
Craig, Nunn, parts of Edward. Nunn Lane,
Amity Lane, Andrews Lane
SECTION 2: Cobb Terrace. Hillsborough,
Long Pine Rd., Boundary, Glen Burnie,
Bowling Creek Rd., Tenney Circle, Cottage
SECTION 3: Hooper Lane, Senlac Rd.,
Park Place, one side of Country Club,
Glandon Dr., Evergreen Lane, Ridge Lane,
SECTION 4: Laurel Hill Rd.. Round Hill
Rd.. Pine Lane. Button Lane, Laurel Hill
Circle. Iris Lane, Manning Dr.
SECTION 5: Chase Ave.. Purefoy Rd.,
Howell. Whitehead Circle, Gooseneck Rd...
Oteys Rd., Mason Farm Rd., Mason Farm
SECTION 6: Pine Bluff, Dawes. Smith
Ave.. Coolidge, Woodland Ave., Old
Pittsboro Rd., Valentine Lane. Dogwood Dr..
Westwood Dr.. Penick Lane. University Dr..
Briarbridge Valley Rd.. Edward Place, Jolly,
Wilson Ct.. Mallette. Kenan
SECTION 7: Knolls. Crest. Cole. Creel.
Gran. Johnson. Merritt Mill Rd.
To prevent future problems, parking also
would be prohibited on Coolidge. Penick,
Pine Bluff Trail and Valentine.
Considerable disparity between day and
night parking occurs on two streets in
phase of removal.
The major problem with this alternative is
the possibility that parking congestion
would shift to nearby streets which are not
A second alternative would be to begin by
removing parking from the outer edges of
the one-mile radius, moving toward the
This proposal would alleviate the
shortcomings of the first alternative because
parking would be prohibited on uncongested
streets at the same time parking would be
removed from streets which have been
petitioned. As a result, users would be forced
to park in U niversity lots, other rental spaces
or switch to the bus system.
Under this proposal, parking would be
removed from the streets listed in sections
one through seven. (See parking box.)
In addition to these streets, some parking
would have to be removed from some streets
that are of the standard width, but which
have been designated for bike lanes in the
Bikeways Concept Plan.
This plan provides for bike lanes on both
sides of Cameron. South Graham. West
Rosemary, Pittsboro and on the east side of
Country Club Drive.
The Traffic Engineering Handbook used
by Chapel Hill planners states minimum
standards of 8-foot shoulders and 10-foot
lanes should exist only on streets of low
importance. These dimensions provide
minimum clearances between cars and
extremely close clearances for trucks.