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    Back-to-back sports
Carolina opens its ACC
football schedule against
Wake Forest Saturday at
1:30 p.m. in Kenan Stadium.
Beforehand, the soccer
team hosts Furman on
Fetzer Field. See page 1 of
the Weekender and page 8 of
this section.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 85, Issue No. 30
Friday, October 7, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Please call us: 933-0245
Football weather
It's going to be sunny today
and Saturday with highs
both days in the mid 60s. The
low tonight will be near 40.
The next chance of rain is
Sunday night.
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Moss plans to veto
two CGC censures
President claims
vote invalid
Staff Writer
Student Body President Bill Moss said Thursday he
will veto the censure of two Campus Governing Council
(CGC) members that was imposed by the CGC Tuesday
CGC representatives Dianne Schafter and Ira
Friedlander were officially reprimanded at the Tuesday
CGC meeting for missing three consecutive meetings.
Moss said the censure passed by the CGC was invalid
because CGC bylaws state a member can be censured
after missing three consecutive meetings, and Moss
contends the censure was passed during and not after
the third meeting.
"It's not true that she (Schafer) has not been
representing her district," Moss said. "She's had an
excused absence every time," Moss said.
Although Moss plans to veto the censure because of
Schafer, he also must veto the Friedlander censure
because the two were passed on the same motion.
Schafer expressed relief at Moss' decision. "1 was
elected to do a job, and I'm doing it the best I can,"
Schafer said. "There have been conflicts, but now the
conflicts are over, and I feel that I can resume full-time
participation in the CGC."
The possibility exists that Moss will consider vetoing
one of three CGC finance bills to alleviate in part the
CGC money shortage. After the meeting Tuesday night,
CGC has less than $1,000 to spend for the rest of the
semester, CGC Finance Committee Chairperson Phil
Searcv said.
Moss would neither confirm nor deny rumors of a
possible veto. "I haven't signed the bills simply because
they haven't been formally presented to me by the
speaker of the CGC," Moss said.
"I have not considered any such veto at all," Moss
said. "The bills won't even reach my desk until next
week. However, I do believe that the portion of the
WXYC budget concerning the newswire was not fully
CGC appropriated $14,980 to the radio station
Tuesday night, part of which is to be used to purchase a
United Press International wire machine. v-.,
u;.Moss moved to reconsider the WXYC budgetat the
Tuesday CGC meeting, but the motion was voted down.
Some CGC members complained that the WXYC
allocation nearly drained the CGC budget.
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Loft policy approved
by housing committee
needs Boulton approval
An old gent contemplates the daily newspaper while basking in the sunlight filtering
through the window of the Chapel Hill Post Office. Staff photo by Allen Jernigan.
Staff VVriler
The final version of a policy permitting students to
have lofts in residence hall rooms was approved
Thursday by a committee established by the UNC
Department of Housing.
The policy will not become effective until Donald A.
Boulton, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, gives his
final approval Friday or Monday. If Boulton approves
the policy, it will become effective Monday, Oct. 10.
Only four of the 10 committee members were present
at the meeting with Russell Perry, assistant director of
housing for maintenance, and Director of Housing
James D. Condie. Perry is also chairperson of the loft
Under the proposed loft policy, any student wishing
to construct a loft must sign a permit form and submit it
to his residence director. A copy of'the permit would be
sent to the UNC maintenance supervisor, who would
inspect the bed after it is built.
Failure to obtain a permit would result in a $20 fine.
A previous committee proposal had set the fee at $50,
but Condie said he believes this figure was too high.
The student must sign the permit form before
building his loft. Part of the permit form includes a
clause releasing the Department of Housing and the
University from liability for any accident a student
might suffer because of the bed.
After signing and submitting the permit, the student
would have two weeks to build his loft. At that time, the
University maintenance supervisor would inspect the
bed. If he says the bed is unsafe, it must be removed.
Failure to complete the loft within two weeks would
result in revocation of the permit. But the residence
director or maintenance supervisor would have the
option to give the student an extension to complete the
All lofts must comply w ith the follow ing policy rules:
All wood materials must be painted with fire
retardant paint. The paint would be supplied free by the
Department of Housing.
A permanently fixed ladder must be attached to a
long side of the bed. The ladder must be angled at least
one foot from the bed.
No cooking or heating utensils, candles or
flammable material, such as parachute silk, are allowed
on, above or below the bed.
Condie said he was concerned about enforcement of
the policy, especially the rule concerning heating and
cooking utensils and candles. To help enforce this rule, a
clause stating that violations would "result in
revocation of the loft permit and removal of the loft
within seven days" was included.
The policy also states that failure to comply with any
or all sections of the loft policy may result in the student
losing his residence hall contract with "no refund of rent
paid or owed."
The length and w idth of wood used for the lofts is also
included in the policy, along with suggestions for
construction. Suggestions include using railing around
the bed and building the structures as far from the
"ciling as possible.
Rules for construction of stilts and triple-decked
bunk beds were also set by the policy. Triple-decked
bunks will be allowed only if a ladder is built and
attached to the top bunk.
Stilts will be allowed only if the frame is supported by
four-by-four colur. ns. All wood used here also must be
painted with lire-retardant paint. The maintenance
supervisor will also inspect the triple-decked beds and
Studentswi th lofts now will be able to keep them if they
get loft permits and their structures are termed safe by
the maintenance supervisor. Three lofts, one each in
Avery, Ehringhaus and Cobb were allowed to remain
while the Department of Housing set its rules, although
others had to be taken down,
Assistant Director of Housing in Charge of
Residence Life Jim Osteen said three weeks ago these
lofts were allowed to remain "to be used as models to
determine specifications for the new policy concerning
There also may be other lofts that remained because
the Department of Housing did not know about them,
Perry said two weeks ago.
Although Condie said he was concerned about how
effective enforcing the loft policy would be, he said,
"Having a policy like this is better than having a policy
of no lofts." Condie has previously said he is personally
in favor of the structures. Lofts have been illegal until
the creation of this policy.
Voter registration
Deadline Monday
The following is a schedule for voter registration today through M onday. The deadline
for registration for the local elections Nov. 8 is Monday, Oct. 10. Person who will have
lived at their current address for 30 days prior to the election are eligible to register.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2 to 6 p.m.
U.S., Panama attempt joint statement on treaty
WASHINGTON (UP1) - The State Department
disclosed Thursday the United States and Panama are trying
to work out a joint statement on the meaning of the canal
treaties and the disputed issue of U.S. intervention rights.
The announcement followed the leak of a classified State
Department cable that cast doubt on U.S. claims to
important defense rights in the waterway and intensified
sharp Senate opposition to the treaties.
Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan., a leader of the anti-treaty
forces, accused the administration Thursday of trying to
intimidate him for releasing that cable, and dared President
Carter to make public any other secret documents on the
canal negotiations.
Senate Republican Leader Howard Baker backed Dole in
Abourezk accuses FBI officials of stonewalling
WASHINGTON (UP!) - Sen. James Abourezk, D-S.D.,
clashed with an FBI official Thursday over his trouble in
obtaining his own "censored" FBI file and the official's
refusal to discuss the issue.
He accused the FBI of "throwing away the rulebook" and
acting like "a government unto itself."
The verbal fireworks occurred when Abourezk was
presiding over a Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the
Freedom of Information Act, under which citizens may
obtain their confidential files from government agencies.
Abourezk said it had taken a year to get his files from the
FBI and then the bureau had blacked out "administration
markings," an apparent violation of Justice Department
It was then that he clashed with Allen H. McCreight,
deputy assistant director of the FBI freedom of information
Abourezk: "So by stonewalling this particular thing we
really have very little to discuss."
McCreight: "Mr. Chairman, I am not attempting to
stonewall. I'm attempting to tell you that based on what you
said in your appeal. . . I do not feel this forum is proper to
discuss a matter that could potentially result in litigation for
fear it could prejudice an impartial adjudication in the
Abourezk: "1 have to take issue with that. Whether or not
this is a proper forum is a matter to be determined by the
committee, not by witnesses... I personally resent the fact
that any agency of the government refuses to discuss any
issue pertaining to legislation, and this does, whether or not it
might go to court later on. That happens all the time around
Life insurance to students' benefit
if age, health factors considered
SUff Writer
Once a few misconceptions are disspelled, young people might find
life insurance a sound investment. With age and health factors
generally in their favor, students are in a good position to take
advantage of the benefits of insurance, which are often greater than
Most students think of life insurance as a policy that pays off a
lump sum when the policyholder dies, in return for a monthly
premium. But that type of policy, called term insurance, is not the
type most insurance agents will recommend to students, especially
single ones.
The other basic type, called whole-life or permanent insurance,
also will pay a lump sum (called the face amount) to the
policyholder's beneficiary upon his death, but in addition
accumulates a cash value during his life.
That means a whole-life policy can be cashed in at any time for its
cash value, which increases each year. Typically, the cash value for a
whole-life policyholder who first started paying premiums in his 20s
will exceed the premium total 18 to 20 years later. From that point,
the gap between the cash value of the policy and the amount paid for
it will continue to increase.
A variation of the whole-life policy is the mutual policy. In
addition to the lump sum and cash value features, a mutual policy
pays-a yearly. dividnd'that increases annually.
Whole-life and mutual policies are thus investments like any
others, sacrificing present assets for greater future benefits.
The cash value and mutual dividend features make whole-life and
mutual policies valuable for unmarried students, unlike the more
familiar term insurance, which is only an asset to the policyholder's
wife or other beneficiary.
Naturally, the whole-life premium is higher for the same face value
than the, term permium, and the mutual premium is even more.
Besides the cash value feature, a whole-life insurance policy can
make it easier for its holder to get a loan from a bank. The face value,
or part of it, can be "assigned" to the bank to cover the debt in case of
the borrower's death.
A student inquiring about life insurance will be asked his or her
age, major, graduation date, and job or further education plans.
Insurance companies compile statistics of incomes attained in
various occupations. With the above information, an agent may give
a student a good idea of what he will be earning in the job market.
The agent will then recommend a range of possible face value
amounts of insurance.
Then the agent will need to examine the medical histories of the
student and his family, and the student w ill be asked if he is fond of
any dangerous hobbies, like drag racing or hang gliding.
Those criteria will be used to determine the applicant's rating, and
the monthly premium will be proportional to this rating and the face
value of insurance decided upon.
A few companies have a deferred-payment plan, whereby a student
may defer payment of premiums until after graduation at about 8
percent interest.
If and when a student decides life insurance is a good thing to have,
a powerful case can be made that it is never too soon.
Premiums are uniformly higher the older the purchaser of the
insurance, so you should move quickly if you intend to invest. If you
buy insurance when you are 2 1 , your lifetime premium generally will
be lower than if you had bought it at 25.
And the amount of the premium will never change, even if the
purchaser's health deteriorates a year later.
what seemed to be the start of a political brawl over whether
there has been a "coverup" of weak spots in the deal.
Against that background. State Department spokesman
Ken Brown announced that Ellsworth Bunker and Sol
Linowitz, the chief U.S. treaty negotiators, are meeting in
Washington with Panama's Ambassador Gabriel Lewis
Galindo "with a view to clarifying points of interpretation" in
the pacts.
Other department officials confirmed that the major
"points of interpretation" are those raised by the leaked cable
Dole gave the Senate Wednesday:
Whether the pacts guarantee U.S. rights to intervene
militarily, if necessary, in order to keep the canal open and
operating, as U.S. officials have claimed; or whether they
guarantee no such thing, as some Panamanian officials
And whether U.S. warships will have priority passage
rights in the waterway during times of emergency. U.S.
officials say yes, Panamanians say no.
Brown said the envoys "are assessing the effects of the
debates and discussions which are going on in the two
countries about the treaties."
He said he expects the results of their consultations to be
"published. . . in an agreed form."
Dole, meantime, alleged in a Senate statement that the
administration had raised a threat of political reprisal against
him over the leaked cable issue.
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