Cohen, Ward declare candidacies
The pace of local races for municipal
boards in Chapel Hill and Carrboro
quickened Tuesday as two residents
announced their candidacy for alderman.
. Gerry Cohen, a Chapel Hill alderman
since 1973, said at a news conference that he
will seek reelection to the town board.
Cohen, 27, graduated from the UNC Law
School in 1975. He also received an A.B.
degree from UNC in 1972.
Cohen, a Chapel Hill lawyer, said he
believes the key issue in the race is energy. "It
manifests itself in many areas, such as the
bus system, planned growth, water, sewer
and traffic. If we lose sight of our long-term
shortage of energy, we can only make foolish
short-range solutions at the expense of the
Cohen said he is a supporter of the town's
transit system and added he would like to see
an expansion of the system's rush-hour
service. "But I hope citizens will bear with us
and help us improve the service."
He said the University should support the
transit system in the form of subsidies,
indicating the town should maintain
ownership. The size of the school's
contribution should be negotiated by town
and University officials, Cohen said.
"The University has to be willing to
provide the costs of the service to its students
Cohen said the prime goal of the town's
efforts to develop water and sewer resources
should be to insure that they are safe and
healthy. "Construction of a pipeline to
Hillsborough will give us enough leeway to
make an intelligent and reasoned decision
about a safe and adequate water source."
The candidate said he will work to insure
that all groups are treated like first-class
citizens. "Everyone has the right to town
services." He noted he believes the students
are among the residents who have that right.
Sherwood Ward, department manager in
the Student Health Service, announced his
candidacy Tuesday for one of four positions
open on the six -member Carrboro Board of
Ward said he is primarily concerned w ith
the polarization of the community into two
distinct factions the Carrboro
Community Coalition, which he
characterized as ultra-liberal, and the Allied
Citizens of Carrboro, which he characterized
as ultra-conservative. Although he said the
initial intent of these groups was good, he
said the problem now is that of the group's
efforts to dominate city politics, with the
issues taking a back seat.
"We're losing the ability to make rational
decisions." he said.
Ward said he also is concerned with the
water situation and the lack of adequate
sewage-treatment facilities in Carrboro. but
he said he has no easy solutions. He said he
favors closing the Jordan Lake dam to
provide flood control, recreational facilities
and a potential water supply.
Ward has lived in Carrboro since 1954
when he entered UNC as a freshman.
to hear speech
A representative of the National
Center for Appropriate Technology
(NCAT) will address the first meeting of
Chapel Hill ECOS tonight to discuss
renewable resource industries and the
role NCAT plays in their development.
Brian Crutchfield. NCAT's regional
representative, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in
Deep Jonah and will describe the
organization's services and relationship
with community action groups.
NCAT is located in Butte. Mont., and
was established in 1976 with funds from
the Community Services
Administration to help develop
technology suited fo local needs. NCAT
also seeks to emphasize sell-reliance.
political and economic decentralization
.and greater job creativity.
Wednesday, September 7, 1977 The Daily Tar Heel 3
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If you are, you might be interested in
the Toronto Exchange program, which
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Each year the Toronto Exchange
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University of Toronto for five days in
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Applications for the cultural
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Student Government wants boost in activities fee
By HOWARD TROXLER
Student-activities fees will rise for the first time in 23
years if the latest attempt by Student Government to
increase fees succeeds.
"Twenty-three years is' an awfully long time to
maintain the same level of services with the same
amount of money," Student Body President Bill Moss
said last week. "The time has clearly come when it's
more and more important for us to at least give the
matter serious consideration."
Moss met with leaders of campus organizations
recently to discuss a possible fee increase, which would
the first since 1954. Undergraduates now pay $80 per
semester in student fees, $9 of which is the student
activities fee. Graduate and professional students pay $7
per semester in student-activities fees.
Moss cites two decades of inflation and a
proliferation of student organizations as reasons lor a
"The reason there hasn't been a major crunch until
now is that through the '50s and '60s, student
population exploded; we went from a small campus of
8,000 students to a campus of 20.000. and now it's
leveled off," Moss said.
With a constant number of students and the same
amount of student fees, inflation has eaten away at the
value of those fees, he said.
"If fees are not increased, the crunch will come, not as
much this year as three, four or five years away." Moss
"This raise can't benefit anyone presently in Student
Government. We're shooting for the freshmen,
sophomores and juniors, and we're trying to help them."
The key to getting the fee increase approved,
according to Moss, is not Student Government itself,
but the students.
"Student government has proven very effectively in
the past that it cannot enact a fee increase," Moss said.
"1 think that the purpose of Student Government in a
fee increase is to provide initiative and we have a
critical role but we have to have a broad base of
student support to get an increase approved."
For the present, though, Student Government is
proceeding slowly on the issue, checking each step to
make sure it is right.
"At this point," Moss said, "we are trying to
determine just what the correct procedure (for getting
an increase) is. We're looking into the right way to go
Student Government is unsure of how to obtain the
increase because of a conflict in its laws. Student
Government is still trying to determine if a referendum
is necessary, as statutes conflict w ith the constitution on
But even if it is possible to get an increase with only
the approval .of the Campus Governing Council,
Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor and the UNC Board of
Governors. Moss said he does not want to proceed
without solid student support.
"In a way. the money crunch has been sort of healthy
for the student organizations because they had to
tighten up they had to bite the bullet." Moss said.
"However, the time has come when there are just not
adequate funds to take care of all the organizations."
There is widespread support for the fee increase
through most of the semi-independent student
organizations and throughout Student Government
"1 strongly advocate a fee increase." said Gordon
Cureton, speaker of the Campus Governing Council.
"A fee increase would eliminate part of the problem
Student Government has with not having enough
money to give to groups on campus. There's been no
increase in several years; I think it's time.
"I think that if the students reject the increase.
Student Government will sutler because either they
don't really give a damn about where their money goes,
or maybe that's what they want for groups to get on
their knees for money."
Cureton proposes a fee increase that would offset
inflation since the last increase. "It's just to catch up
w ith time," Cureton said. "It won't be drastic, to say the
Bain Jones, president of the Residence Hall
Association (RHA). agrees that an increase is needed.
"It is impossible for all organizations to be funded with
present funds. The sheer aspect of inflation, along with
more student organizations, makes it so.
"We have 8.800 people in RHA, and we find it very
difficult to formulate programs with present funding
"Other organizations arc finding it equally difficult.
They have ends to meet and need to develop
programming. We're facing the reality that we have to
have more money."
The president of the Graduate and Professional
Student Federation, David Hackleman, said he is
unsure whether his group will support the increase.
"We're in a quandary," Hackleman said. "I've never
beep told why we need a fee increase or what it will do
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The program is expected to cost
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Once in Toronto, the costs are
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Toronto students will stay with UNC
Toronto Exchange members during
their visit here Nov. 3-7.
Participants in the program will raise
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Fund raising last year involved raffling
off beer and selling doughnuts.
The main qualifications for
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- GRANT HAMILL
The Morehead Planetarium closed
Tuesday and will remain closed for
approximately six weeks while physical
improvements are made.
Improvements scheduled for the
planetarium include repainting the dome of
the Sky Theater, elimination of the
silhouette of Chapel Hill around the dome
Bnd construction of a projection gallery
around the perimeter of the room. New
seating, carpeting and doors also will be
A special paint used to achieve high
reflectivity will be used to cover the dome,
which must be repainted every 20 years. The
silhouette of Chapel Hill, which is around
the edge of the dome, is being removed to
allow more projection space.
New chairs for the planetarium will mean
added comfort to visitors but also will reduce
seating capacity. The new chairs will seat 300
persons and are specially designed for
Tony Jenzano, director of the
planetarium, says the improvements should
be completed in six weeks. Although public
areas are closed, the observatory is operating
on a normal schedule.
Jenzano says the planetarium will lose
approximately $10,000 in revenue while it is
closed. The planetarium and art gallery will
reopen in early October with a presentation,
"Sunrise at Stonchcnge."
Meeting tonight for students
interested in volunteering to work in
Gerry Cohen's re-election campaign in
the Nov. 8 town election. Topics to be
discussed: voter registration, publicity,
get out the vote. Come if you'd like to
get involved or just find out about a
political campaign. Influence town
MEETING TONIGHT, WEDS.
8 P.M. SOUTH GALLERY
MEETING ROOM C
Paid for by the Friends of Gerry Cohen
RABBIT & KEN
405 W. Roenuury St.
For Tutoring of
Elementary and Junior High
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