By BERNIE RANSBOTTOM
The atmosphere is tense, electric. The
galleries at the Media Board meeting,
packed with WXYC staff members and
supporters, shift restlessly - mumbling,
arguing, promising one another that they
will fight whatever battles necessary to
achieve their goals.
Media Board members are also
expectant. Although WXYC is not
officially on the agenda, they know that
some time during the course of the
afternoon the station's belief in the validity
of its cause will have to be dealt with.
They haven't long to wait. Media Board
Chairperson Patty Turner brings the
-meeting to order, almost the last order that
will prevail in Frank Porter Graham
Lounge all afternoon, and discussion
begins on the advisability of postponing all
old and new business to discuss WXYC
"What is this pressing business, are we
just giving them carte blanche to attack Idi
Amin or what?" one board member asks.
"Read the DTH" someone in the gallery
mutters. "It was all on the front page last
"What I will be appealing to you is to
explain why WXYC must, not should, but
must, operate under its own board of
By HOWARD TROXLER
Honor Code reform, the WXYC
controversy, and routine appropriations
filled the agenda at the second meeting of the
1977-78 Campus Governing Council (CGC)
The council also approved a
constitutional amendment that would
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program director and Media Board
member, explains with studied control.
Marginally controlled chaos prevails for
the next two hours. Motions are made,
seconded, voted on. rescinded or lost in a
mire of parliamentary disorder. No one
and everyone has the floor at any particular
time. Anger flares, dies; voices rise and fall
as the basic issues become immersed in
politics and protocol.
Argument and accusations result only in
the approval of a motion to table the entire
WXYC discussion until the next board
meeting. It is now 6:45 p.m. and the
evening has only just begun.
The Campus Governing Council (CGC)
meeting is orderly and restrained as it deals
with various matters on the agenda. Then
WXYC becomes the business before the
council and frenzy again ensues.
The ultimate result is that CGC votes to
table WXYC's budget additional budget
request of more than $ 14.000. WXYC staff
members are less than delighted at being
shelved twice in one day.
The most chaotic scene of the evening
follows, once again in Frank Porter
Graham Lounge, as WXYC holds an
impromptu emergency staff meeting.
Most of what is said is strictly not for
publication. The staff argues over w hether
WXYC dominate CGC
prohibit CGC members from drawing
salaries for CGC work. The amendment
must be voted on by the student body in a
campuswide referendum this fall.
Chip Cox, chairperson of the CGC Rules
and Judiciary Committee, presented the
council with a copy of proposed changes in
the Honor Code.
The changes, recommended by the
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the evening's actions will force the station
to go off the air. It is agreed that WXYC is
probably operating in violation of Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
regulations as long as the Media Board
controls the station's budget.
Staff members fear that their operator's
licenses and professional futures may be in
jeopardy if the FCC levies fines or
sanctions against the station. Station
Manager Don Moore, armed with his first
class operator's license, prepares to
confront the CGC again.
Order at least rules the proceedings
almost. Hyman and WXYC Chief
Engineer Paul Matthews explain the staffs
position and the urgent need for CGC to
recognize SEB and its bylaws or
discontinue broadcasting operations.
"If 1 lose my license, I'll go push DTHs
on the sidewalk." one WXYC staff member
says. "I wouldn't wrap fish in that paper."
But other WXYC staffers apologize
profusely and a resolution recognizing
SEB is proposed and passed. The WXYC
staff retreats in triumph and jubilation.
In the DTH office, pandemonium reigns
supreme as writers and editors try to
condense six hours of chaos into 40 lines of
print. But disorder has been the only order
of the day, and it is fitting that the evening
should be much the same.
Committee on Student Conduct, an
independent student-faculty committee, are
threefold: to eliminate the requirement that
students turn in anyone they see cheating, to
instigate greater faculty responsibility in
enforcing the code, and to have stricter and
more frequent penalties given for conviction
of Honor Code offenses.
The CGC sent the proposed changes back
to the Rules and Judiciary Committee for
review. The council w ill vote on the changes
later this semester.
The CGC sent the proposed changes back
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Tanks, troops move into
By I nited Press International
Israeli tanks and troops pushed deeper
into Lebanon Wednesday pounding
Palestinian positions with heavy artillery
barrages. Palestinian gunners retaliated with
the first rocket attack on an Israeli town in 18
Both Lebanese Christian and Palestinian
sources reported that Israeli gunboats had
set up a naval blockade of the ancient
Biblical ports of Tyre and Sidon through
which Palestinians get arms shipments from
Israel denied the blockade report but
refused to either confirm or deny the reports
of increased troop and armor incursions
across the border nearly three miles inside
Tyre is located some 12 miles north of
Israel. Sidon is 20 miles north of Tyre.
The Christian and Palestinian sources did
not specify how far off shore the Israeli boats
were, or how many of the boats were
involved in the blockade.
The fighting further threatened a Syrian
Israeli confronation and coincided with a
meeting in Washington between Secretary of
State Cyrus Vance and Egyptian Foreign
Minister Ismael Fahmi. The escalated
fighting came two days after President
Carter met Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe
A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Tel
Aviv said American diplomats were in
to the Rules and Judiciary Committee for
review. The council will vote on the changes
later this semester.
The CGC. the Faculty Council and
Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor must approve
the proposed Honor Code changes before
they become law.
Almost an hour of the meeting was
devoted to WXYC, the student-owned and
operated radio station. The station had
requested almost $14,000 in CGC funds for
continued operation, but the council
postponed the appropriation until the next
When the request was postponed, the
WXYC contingent at the meeting left the
room after giving Student Body President'
Bill Moss a note stating that WXYC could
no longer stay on the air legally under its
present financial and political status. WXYC
Chief Engineer Paul Matthews told the
council that WXYC would go off the air at
Confronted with the sign off possibility,
the council immediately voted to recognie
the WXYC board of directors - Student
Educational Broadcasting. (SEB) -- as an
organization independent of Media Board
WXYC personnel had maintained that the
station could not operate legally under
Media Board control. According to federal
regulations, Ihey said, a noncommercial FM
station must have its own independent board
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contact with the governments of Israel.
Lebanon and Syria in an effort to stop the
Lebanese reports from border war zone
said Israeli armored troops, which crossed
the frontier into Lebanon and set up
positions at Kfar Kila on Tuesday, had
pushed further north and set up new
positions near the village of Deir Mimas.
Kfar Kila is located about one mile east of
the Israeli frontier and Deir Mimas is about
1.8 miles north of Kfar Kila.
A Lebanese journalist said the Israelis had
declared the Kfar Kila area a "military zone"
and barred Lebanese from entering it.
Israeli jets flew reconnaissance missions
over the battle zones, directing artillery fire,
as Israeli long-range runs poured barrages
U.S. proposes possible plan
for PLO Geneva delegation
WASHINGTON (ll'l) - The United
Staes has proposed a possible solution to the
problem of Palestinian representation at the
Geneva conference that would involve
concessions from both sides in the Middle
East, diplomatic sources said Wednesday,
The sources said Secretary of State Cyrus
Vance has proposed that the Palestinians be
represented by a delegation of Arab mayors
from West Bank cities.
This would conform to the Israeli
insistence that the Palestinians cannot be
represented by members of the Palestine
Liberation Organization, which is regarded
by Israel as only a terrorist group.
Some of the mayors are open supporters
of the Pl.O, but cannot be official members
of the organization.
In turn, according to the sources, under
the American proposal the Israelis would
accept that all of the Arabs, including the
Palestinians, come in one large pan-Arab
The Israelis until now have insisted that
they will only deal with the separate Arab
countries, since a peace treaty can only be
signed between sovereign states.
President Carter and Egyptian Foreign
Minister Ismael Fahmi agreed Wednesday
that Israel and the Arab states should meet in
Geneva before the end of 1977 to begin their
Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan,
after talks with Carter and Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance, said Tuesday he too believed a
Geneva conference could take place before
the end of the year.
WASHINGTON (DPI) - Inflation
cooled to the lowest level in nine months
during August, when consumer prices rose a
. moderate 0.3 per cent, the Labor
Department, reported Wednesday.
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onto Palestinian positions, particularly at
the guerrilla stronghold of Khiam.
Palestinians responded with two rocket
attacks on the Israeli town of Safed.
The bombardments of 122 mm Soviet
made Katyusha rockets screamed into the
Safed area, about nine miles south of the
Lebanese border, an hour apart. The first
slightly wounded two persons and caused
some damage, the Israeli military command
said. The second hit in Ramat Alma, a
village just north of the town and caused
neither casualties nor damage.
Israeli artillery returned the fire.
It marked the first such Palestinian attack
since Jan. 12, 1976 when the Lebanese civil
Food costs, used car prices and mortgage
rates kept a rein on inflation last month.
Mortgage interest rates fell for the first time
The August increase, the smallest monthly
rise since November 1976, reflected a 3.4 per
cent annual inflation rate. This compared
w ith increases averaging 9.4 per cent during
the first six months of 1977.
Oil tax vote postponed
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Senate
Finance Committee Wednesday postponed
a vote on President Carter's unpopular crude
oil tax, giving its staff time to work out a
compromise with the administration on how
to spend the billions of dollars it would raise.
The most likely outcome appears to be a
version of former N ice President Nelson
Rockefeller's energy development
corporation, possibly combined with long
term lifting of price controls on oil.
Committee members, who Tuesday killed
Carter's proposed tax on gas-guzzling cars,
indicated the crude oil tax would be lucky to
get even one vote if taken up in its present
The tax was designed to boost price
controlled oil some of which is held as low
as $5.25 a barrel to the world price of
about $13.31, with all the proceeds going
back to the public as tax rebates. The idea
w ould be to discourage energy use, but to
return the money to the economy.
WASHINGTON (UPI) Members of
Congress who favor granting U.S. landing
rights to the British-French Concorde
warned Wednesday a ban on the flights may
spur retaliation from the two allies and
would "hand a hatchet" to European
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