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Waiting (or rain
It will be partly cloudy today
with the high in the upper
70s and the low in the mid
60s. There is a 40 per cent
chance of rain. The Friday
high will be near 80.
Carolina's soccer team
kicked its way to a 6-1 win
over Belmont Abbey. More
details in Friday's Daily Tar
Serving the students and the L'niversity community since IMS
Volume 85, Issue No. 14
Thursday, September 15, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Please call us: 933-0245
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Disc jockey Gordon Lewis is shown here sitting at the control
panel of WXYC, the campus radio station, which intends to
SUM photo by Fred Barbour
present a proposal on Tuesday calling for the removal of Media
Board control over the station.
By BKRNIK RANSBOTTOM
Managers of WXYC are planning a move
that would remove the budget and
managerial operations of the student
operated non-profit KM radio station from
the jurisdiction of the Media Board, despite
probable opposition from board members.
The proposal, which will be presented to
the Media Board at its regular meeting
Tuesday, would bring WXYC into
compliance with Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) regulations requiring
that an incorporated body have control over
budget, program and editorial policies and
decisions of the station.
, WXYC Program Director Mike Hyman.
who prepared the proposal, said it would
establish WXYC as an autonomous
organization. . responsible only to the
Campus Governing Council (CGC) tor its
budget. Currently, the WXYC bugct is
handled by the Media Board, a CGC
sponsored organization in charge of
approving the budgets and selection of
editors and managers for campus media.
Dorm bed lofts torn down in face of conflict
By AMY McRARY
Mark Alford and Mike G if fin
disassembled their bed loft in their
Winston Dorm room Wednesday on the
orders of Henderson College Residence
Director Ron Wilson.
The elevated bed, one of several on
the UNC campus, has been part of
Mark's and Mike's room for the past
two years. Sunday they painted the bed
with fire-retardant paint in hopes of
keeping the loft. Nevertheless, down it
"We weren't sure if it (the loft) was
illegal or not, but we've had it for three
years, counting this semester," Alford
said. "But we got this memo tacked on
our door giving us 72 hours to take it
Alford and Griffin are only two of the
UNC students directly or indirectly
involved in a controversy between the
University Department of Housing and
the state fire marshall as to whether the
elevated beds are a fire hazard.
Director of Housing James D.
Condie said last week that although he
personally favors allowing th'e
construction of lofts, the state fire
marshall has declared the beds i fire
"Some of these lofts are a fire hazard
and are unsafe if they are built of wood,
or because of what students place
around them," Condie said.
But Kenneth Dixon, fire marshall for
state-owned property, said Wednesday
that the state fire marshall has no
objections totheelevated beds as long as
they are painted with fire-retardant
paint (if made of wood) and built with
cross-braces to make them as sturdy as a
normal bunk bed.
Dixon said parachute silk or
draperies hung around lofts would
create a hazard, however, because they
"The majority of lofts are not a fire
hazard," Dixon said.
"The fire marshall has changed his
decision since last week when 1 sent a
letter to them and the UNC safety office
about the lofts," Condie said
Dixon said he has not discussed any
rules concerning the building of lofts at
UNC with Condie.
The' UNC Health and Safety Office
recently received a letter from Condie
asking for their findings concerning the
University Fire Marshall Arthur
Beaumont then called Raleigh for the
Director of the Health and Safety
Office Donald Willhoit then sent
Condie a memo listing the above
mentioned state stipulations.
Condie said last week that the
Department of Housing was forming a
committee' to study lofts and establish
what he called reasonable regulations.
But he said it would be "a couple of
weeks before the rules are set."
Tom Worth, who lives in 332 Avery,
and also has a loft, said both he and
Alford had off ered to serve on the study
committee but were turned down.
"1 talked to Condie's secretary and
offered to be on the committee to study
lofts," Worth said. "She called me back
and said that Condie told her I would
not be allowed on the committee."
Condie did not say Wednesday who
the committee members were.
Asked when the committee would
meet, Condie said. "The rules will be set
in about two weeks." Worth said the
meeting was scheduled for 3 p.m. today.
"We are not ready to announce any
regulations about lofts yet." Condie
said. "We have no written decision from
the fire marshall."
Hvman's proposal w ould also establish an
incorporated board of directors called
Student Education Broadcasting (SEB).
Patty Turner. Media Board chairperson,
said this week that the proposed move would
probably encounter substantial resistance
from the board. SBE's budget still should be
approved by the Media Board so that
WXYC will remain accountable to the
students, she said.
A majority vote of both the CGC and the
Media Board is required for the board to
transfer control of WXYC to SEB. but
Hyman said SEB w ill be established outside
the board, with or without its approval. But
Turner said SEB cannot declare itself a
separate and autonomous organization.
Without a majority vote by the Media
Board of approval by u student referendum
to grant WXYC autonomy under SEB,
"WXYC is still and forever under the control
of the Media Board." Turner said.
"Our original intention." Hyman said,
"was to have the Media Board be SEB."
But the FCC's requirement that WXYC's
governing corporation be responsible for
program and editorial content puts SEB
outside the range of the Media Board,
Hyman said, because "It violates the essence
of Student Government, which is to let
student organizations run themselves except
for how much money they'll have to spend.
"The Media Board can't run a radio
station. At-large members of the board have
no background which qualifies them in that
area. This radio station comes first. We want
Staff photo by Rouse Wilton
Rookie doggers choose to learn the dance for varying reasons exercise,
challenge, preservation of an old art.
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'Black Ink' gives views
of UNC black community
Marks tenth year
Pam Dockery, on-campus coordinator for "Black Ink," the
BSM publication, surveys the tenth anniversary issue. "Black
Ink" is committed to representing the views of the UNC black
By JAY JENNINGS
Its issues of 1969 were subtitled, "The Voice of
Black Liberation." Though its rhetoric has cooled.
Black Ink's commitment to the preservation of a
uniquely black point of view at UNC is
Black Ink, the newspaper of the Black Student
Movement (BSM), this month celebrates its 10th
year of filling a void with news, s ports and features
of special interest to black students.
Its current 32-page anniversary issue contains
an interview with the Rev. Ben Chavis, leader of
the jailed Wilmington 10; a page of black poetry;
an interview with Anne Klein, a white UNC
student who attended predominantly black N.C.
Central University for a year; concert rumors
about Earth, Wind and Fire and the Brothers
Johnson; and a sampling of black student opinion
on the UNC-HEW controversy.
Kathy Gabriel, co-editor of this year's Black
Ink, says the newspaper intends to "supplement
the rest of the campus media to meet the needs of
black students. It will extend the black community
and give recognition to blacks on campus."
In its early years, Gabriel says, Black Ink was
more militant. "It fit in with the times." But she
says she suspects that black-white relations since
then "haven't changed as much as they sometimes
In the fall semester of 1967, UNCs 219 black
students constituted 1.4 per cent of the student
body. Black Ink stridently called for increasing
that percentage. In the spring semester of 1977,
after 10 years of slow gains, there were 1,233 black
students - slightly more than 6 per cent of the
The Black Ink issue of November 1969, its first
issue in an expanded format, introduced itself
with this column:
"If at all possible the BSM's new newspaper
would be printed Black letters on Black
background. However, one must be realistic. The
idea of blackness is great, but technically the
concept is not adaptable in printing.
"Therefore, the best thought, and one with
better reasoning, would be a concept of Black Ink
expressing Black ideas. . .
"We. as Black people, are fully aware of the
inequities present in the white communications
media. From radio, television and printed
publications. Black people have always been
slighted in news coverage. More crippling is the
white coloring of news which prevents Black
people from getting themselves together.
"Black people are potentially a Rip Van
Winkle. Lying dormant so long in a sea of racism,
we are now awakening like a sleeping giant only to
realize we haven't been sleeping someone
simply threw a blanket over us.
"Black Ink will dispel this blanket."
That issue also contained accounts of racial
turmoil in Asheville and Sanford high schools,
and chronicled the unrest which evolved into a
strike the next month by the Pine Room cafeteria
a board of directors that concerns itself
solely with the running of the station."
A proposed list of members for the 1977
78 SEB Board of Directors has been drawn
up and includes several members of the
present Media Board.
"What we're talking about here is control
for the sake of control versus control for the
good of the station and our service to the
listener." said David Madison, WXYC
Both Hyman and Madison said Tuesday
they fear Media Board resistance to any plan
which would give control of the station to
any group other than the Media Board itself.
turner said, however, that the Media
Board neither wants, nor would exercise,
any control over WXYC programming
"1 want to see SEB be established, be a
corporation, run as a corporation, have its
own meeting." Turner said. "Don Moore is
general manager, and Mike Hyman is
program director, and they would decide
that (program content) no matter who the
controlling board is; that's never decided
through a board.
"SEB has got to exist, and I don't
necessarily want Media Board people on it,
but it's still responsible to the Media Board.
"When it comes dow n to the budget, when
it comes down to who the next manager ii
going to be. that's up to the Media Board."
But Hyman said this arrangement is
impossible under the federal laws to which
Please turn to page 3.
Apple Chill Cloggers teach
skill, fun of old-time clogging
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Shuffle-stcp-back-step. . .
Shuffle-step-back-step. . .
Six people in a small cluster watched
intently as their instructor added yet another
intricate move to the already complicated
Shuffle-sicp-shuffle-step. . .
Kick-step-step-back-step. , ,
A new vaudeville act on campus?
No. it's the Apple Chill Cloggers. who are
giving free clogging lessons as part of their
efforts to preserve the Southern
As four musicians played a lively
bluegrass tune, about 40 people, both
students and non-students, gathered in the
Pit Tuesday night. The newcomers were easy
to spot. Sitting off to one side, they gazed
enviously as several more advanced cloggers
began to move in that free-flowing fashion
characteristic of traditional mountain
The group was quickly divided into small
sections of beginning, intermediate and
advanced dancers with an Apple Chill
Clogger leading each group. While the
beginners were busy learning the basic
shuffle step and attempting the"Bcrtha" and
"Alamo" steps, the intermediate group
practiced the "Indian" a rapid chugging
step with one leg held high. Both groups
looked longingly at the advanced dancers
performing a fast set.
Tracing the origins of the dancing that was
going on Tuesday is about as hard as finding
the roots of the Appalachian mount?1. ,eers
who made it famous. Clogging refers to the
intricate footwork used in the dance patterns
which emphasizes the downbeat of the
music. But words just can't do it justice.
Most folklorists agree, however, that
traditional mountain dancing can be traced
to the old European quadrille in which four
couples formed a square. Traces of the
European dance could even be seenTuesday
night as most sets were done in groups of
The Apple Chill Cloggers. formed in 1975.
are one of many groups which have sprung
up in the state during the last six or seven
years. Unlike the precision clogging teams
which gear their dancing toward
competitions, the Apple Chill Cloggers call
themselves a "cultural performance troupe."
According to Betsy Holbrook, a member
of the group, their dancing is an individual
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This young woman is one of many who
have discovered the joys of clogging,
"We dance the way we want to. We teach
people the same steps, but different cloggers
are free to embellish their steps in their own
way." she explained.
People's reasons for taking clogging
lessons Tuesday night were as individual as
Rose Madra70. an Alamance County
school teacher whose husband is a UNC
student, started clogging lessons two months
"One of these days 1 want to teach it to my
fifth grade class," she said. "But first 1 have
to learn myself."
For journalism instructor Jan Johnson,
clogging is something she has wanted to
learn for a long time.
"I think it's going to be great exercise too,"
she said. But above all, as most of the people
forming the large circle dance at the end of
Tuesday night's session agreed, it's just plain
Officials undecided on towing plan
Chapel Hill officials will make no final
decision on enforcing the town's new
parking ordinance until Judge Henry A.
McKinnon signs the injunction he issued
Tuesday, Police Chief Herman L. Stone said
The injunction prohibits the town from
issuing any more special parking permits
under an ordinance provision, but it allows
the town to resume towing.
No cars will be towed from the 41 streets
restricted under the Board of Aldermen's
July II ordinance until town officials get a
copy of the injunction and can determine
exactly what it restricts, Stone said.
Stone said a one-day notice will be issued
before any towing takes place. He said
Tuesday thai plans call for towing all
vehicles parked illegally in the newly
restricted zones. This plan is not final, he
Police will continue to issue parking
tickets and traffic citations to vehicles and
drivers found v iolating the ordinance, Stone
said This has been town policy since Aug.
29, when McKinnon issued a temporary
A suit by UNC law student Philip E.
Williams charges that the ordinance is
unconstitutional because it creates a special
class of persons - those able to get special
permits to park on restricted streets.
- CHIP PEARSALL