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Serving the .students and the University community since 189
Volume 85, Issue No. 32
Tuesday, October 11, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Please call us: 933-0245
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Freshmen to be rebated
for triples past October 3
Staff Writer
For the 177 freshmen still suffering from
the overcrowded conditions of tripled dorm
rooms, compensation is on the way, whether
they receive new housing or not.
Those 177 freshmen, still tripled as of Oct.
3 or later, will receive a rebate on their dorm
rent, the Department of University Housing
decided last week.
The rebate will be given to all three
freshmen occupants living in a room built to
house two people. The payment will be
computed from Aug. 21, the day after halls
were opened to freshmen, until the day the
third student is relocated in another room.
The rebate is computed as 20 percent of
the nightly rate charged for a certain hall.
This figure is then multiplied by the number
of nights students are tripled. This gives the
amount of payment due each student.
For example, the nightly price for a
medium-priced hall is $2.28. Twenty percent
of $2.28 if 46 cents. If three students live in
their double rooms from Aug. 21 to Oct. 3,
each student will receive a rebate of $20.24.
The 44 nights from Aug. 21 to Oct. 3 are the
minimum number of nights students can be
tripled and still receive a rebate.
Because the extra student in a tripled
room is given 48 hours to relocate, the
housing department does not know exactly
when the tripled student leaves the room.
Therefore, two days are added to the rebate
figure. For the previous example, this would
add 92 cents, making the total rebate figure
for each tripled student $21.16.
Using $2.28 multiplied by the minimum 44
nights necessary for a rebate, the total
amount of rebates given to the 177 students
Candidate claims
election board's
queries harass
Staff Writer
The Orange County Board of
Elections will not respond to Carrboro
mayoral candidate Robert Drakeford's
charge that some students were asked
improper questions by voter
registrations officials, an elections
official said Monday.
Joe Nassif, elections board
chairperson, said the three-member
panel only investigates appeals from
persons whom registration officials
denied the right to register.
Drakeford said Sunday he would ask
Nassif to investigate reports that
registration officials had improperly
interrogated prospective voters. But
both Nassif and Drakeford said
Monday they know of no cases where
students were denied the right to register
after they were improperly questioned.
Sometimes students are denied the
right to vote locally after they tell
registration officials they do not intend
to reside in the area after they leave
school, said Hugh Wilson, Orange
County Democratic party chairperson.
The N.C. Board of Elections has a
list of questions local officials may use
to determine if a person registering to
vote is qualified, under residency
requirements, to cast his ballot locally.
Drakeford said he is complaining
because registration officials have been
asking questions that are not on the
approved list.
"Residency is determined by a
conversation between the registrar and
will be $3,745.32, Director of H ousing James
D. Condie said Monday. This figure,
however, is only the minimum total, Condie
said. The rebates may total as high as
$9,168.60 if students remain tripled until the
end of the fall semester, he said.
Giving rebates is not a new idea. The
refunded payments were given in 1973 when
1,800 students were tripled in 600 rooms.
Tripled students received rebates totaling
The rebate will be credited to the student's
account with the University Cashier, where it
may be left as credit toward other charges.
Or, if the student chooses, he may request a
refund two weeks after the extra student in
the tripled room is relocated.
Fifty male freshmen and nine female
freshmen still are living as the third student
in double rooms, said Peggy Gibbs, assistant
director of housing. The freshmen women
will probably be relocated by this week or
early next week, she said.
Although some of the 50 male freshmen
have been offered rooms since Oct. 3, no
official notice has been given the
Department of Housing as to the number of
men accepting the offers.
"It will take several more weeks to relocate
the men," Gibbs said. "We just don't have
enough openings yet." Because it will take
several more weeks, men still in triples will
receive larger rebates.
Oct. 3 was chosen as the beginning date for
the rebates because it is approximately one
third of the semester, G ibbs said. "This is just
an unreasonable length of time to expect
students to live in triples."
Setting the date at Oct. 3 excludes 313 of
the 372 tripled rooms at the beginning of fall
semester that were broken up during August
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and September.
Others excluded from the rebates are
students who voluntarily tripled their rooms
to accommodate friends and the 72
upperclassmen housed in study rooms.
"Those who voluntarily tripled did this by
choice," Gibbs said. "We are offering rebates
to those freshmen students who were
inconvenienced when it was not their own
The upperclassmen housed earlier this
year in study rooms will not receive rebates
as they had signed cards stating they were
willing to live in the study rooms if no other
housing was available. No upperclassmen
were living in study rooms by Oct. 3.
"These upperclassmen had a choice of a
kind," Gibbs said. "The tripled freshmen
didn't have a choice."
This young man is facing the questions of one of Orange registered has caused conflict among county taxpayers. Staff
County's registrars during voter registration at the Chapel Hill photo by Fred Barbour.
Municipal Building. The fact that he, and others like him,
the potential voter," Nassif said.
Elections officials, in determining if a
person f u If Tl Is the residency
requirement, generally ask if a person
banks locally, if his car is registered
locally and if he attends church locally.
"If the individual claims to be a
resident, he indeed should be registered
to vote," Nassif said.
Drakeford said he has received
several calls from students who felt they
were improperly questioned.
The candidate gave two examples of
the questions cited in the complaints:
"Do you plan to live here the rest of your
life?" and "Did you know your parents
will lose you as a tax deduction if you
register in Orange County?"
Both Drakeford and Gerry Cohen,
voter registration official for the Orange
County Democratic party, said a
person's tax status has nothing to do
with fulfilling the residency
"That's a total and complete lie,"
Cohen said. "The test of tax exemption
for a student is if parents provide half of
his financial support and if he is a full
time student. That doesn't have
anything to do with the residency
Wilson agreed with Cohen.
"Questions like that those could be
successfully challenged in court,"
Wilson said. "They are clearly
Drakeford said he believes the
disputed questions were asked of
students to intimidate them or to prove
they did not qualify to register.
Drakeford said he sees any challenge of
students' rights to vote in Orange
County as a challenge to his candidacy.
Committee okays
fall break in 78
Taylor has final decision
Staff Writer
A proposal for a scheduled fall break in
1978 was unanimously approved by the
Calendar Committee Monday, but final
approval rests with Chancellor N. Fercbee
Taylor said M onday afternoon he had not
received the report and that it would go to
several persons before reaching him. He
would not comment on whether he would
approve the proposal.
The proposal was presented to the
Calendar Committee by student committee
members Arnald Crews and Nick Long.
Long said that although the approval was
tentative, it represented ii big step towards
making fall break a reality.
"This is the first step in a long process,"
Long said. "It also must he approved by the
Instructional Personnel Committee and the
vice chancellors before it reaches Chancellor
Taylor for final approval."
Crews said he was optimistic about the
proposal's chances of being approved. He
said final approval probably would come by
"The united consensus of the Calendar
Committee carries a lot of weight," he said.
"The unanimous recommendation makes
the possibility of a fall break more feasible."
The proposal calls for a two-day break
beginning Monday, Oct. 16 with classes
resuming Wednesday, Oct. 18.
Two extra class days will be added at the
end of the semester to make up for missed
classes, and the reading day will be
eliminated by scheduling exams on
"By eliminating reading day and
beginning exams on Monday, students get a
w eekend to study instead of just one day,"
Long said.
Crews said a fall break also would be
beneficial for the faculty.
"A fall break can help relieve academic
pressures for students, and also allow the
faculty to catch upongrading,"Crewssaid.
Student Body President Bill Moss
commended Crews and Long for their
efforts in getting Calendar Committee
approval for the fall break proposal.
"All of their research, time and work has
paid off," M oss said. "It shows what students
can do.
"Other crucial factors were the
presentation and the support of Dean
Williamson and Vice Chancellor Boulton in
rallying administrative support," he said.
Samuel R. Williamson is dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences, and Donald
Boulton is Vice Chancellor of Student
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Carter policy skeptics
detrimental to economy
Staff Writer
Uncertainty about President Carter's tax
and energy package is bad for business,
according to two UNCeconomicobservers.
Businessmen, waiting to see how they will
be affected by Carter's slow-to-cmerge
economic program before making major
investments, have been getting worrisome
signals from economic indicators.
The Dow Jones average has been sliding
down for several months. Unemployment
hovers around 7 percent. Industrial
production declined one-half of I percent in
July for the first time since January.
As the natibn's money supply rapidly
increases and fluctuates from week to week,
imports exceed exports by billions of dollars
and the U.S. trade deficit may be $30 billion,
Secretary of the Treasury Michael
Blumenthal says.
"The general drift from Wall Street
reflects pessimism in the business
community," says Roger Waud, a UNC
economics prolessor. "The stock market is
an indication of people's expectations of the
"When you have a lot of uncertainty,
people hedge, pull in their horns and are not
Waud says consumers and businessmen
can be pretty sure the energy program will
mean more taxes. But whether additional
taxes will be returned in the form of rebates
or spent on government programs remains
to be decided, he says.
"With a whole host of uncertain issues,
businessmen and consumers are not going to
spend," Waud says. He calls the lows in the
stock market a bad sign.
But Maurice Lee, former dean of the
Business School, says lows in the stock
market should not necessarily be cause for
"People on Wall Street are totally
irrational." Lee &ays.
"If we could get clear on the tax and
energy programs, I think there is a good
chance for more business investment," Lec
Although he says the slowly emerging
economic program is a negative from a
business point of view, Lee adds that the
Carter administration has not yet done
anything of which he is very critical.
Waud agrees that at least Carter has not
headed off into expensive programs that
may accomplish nothing except harming the
"But 1 suspect he will before long," Waud
The healing process is slow and careful,
but Lee says that government spending has
been fast enough thus far.
"We've had two and one half years of a
pretty unexciting recovery," Lee says. "But I
was ready for some unexcitement after such
a downfall."
Critics of the slow, but steady economic
recovery rate say the money supply regulated
by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) should
be increased to cut unemployment.
"If the money supply is increased, the
result is more inflation and less
improvement," Lee says.
The economy, as always, has a basic trade
off which the Carter administration cannot
avoid. While programs promoting increased
government spending may cut
unemployment, they also may plunge the
nation into worse inflation.
Waud, who was on leave from UNC from
1973 to 1975 serving as senior economist for
the FRB, says in economics the question is
not what we want or what should be done.
Please turn to page 2.
Original honor system encourages rise of Student Government
Staff Writer
Editor's note: This is the first in a four-part
series examing the Honor Code and the honor
system at UNC.
" shall be the responsibility of every student
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill to obey the Honor Code, which prohibits
lying, cheating or stealing when these actions
involve academic processes or University,
student or academic personnel acting in an
official capacity, and which requires the student
to report any violations of which he has
"It shall be the further responsibility of every
student to abide by the Campus Code; namely, to
conduct oneself so as not to impair significantly
the welfare or the educational opportunities of
others in the University community."
The Instrument of Student Judicial
These principles, the Honor and Campus
Codes respectively, have governed student
conduct at the University for more than a
century. The Honor Code, in its early stages,
represented the first opportunity UNC students
had for self -governance, and the origins of UNC
Student Government lie in the honor system.
Before the Civil War, an honor system at UNC
was nonexistent. University administrators,
acting in loco parentis, strictly regulated student
A report entitled "Student Government at
UNC Past and Present" provides an excellent
portrayal of pre-Civil War University life
Jeff B. Fordham wrote the report as a UNC
student in 1927.
"A great number of queer regulations were
included," Fordham wrote. "The students were
required to be in their rooms by 8 p.m. in the
evening and practically the whole day, up to that
hour, was mapped out beforehand for them. One
requirement was that they had to cleanse their
rooms and beds of bugs every two weeks."
Paradoxically, student misconduct and
cheating during this period of strict regulation
was rampant. "Students were wont at times to
commit depredations of a very startling nature,"
Fordham wrote. "At one period students
engaged in the malicious practice of committing
outrages against the person or property of
unpopular faculty members in order to make
them leave the institution. In 1802 they 'had it in
for' one professor in particular. On one occasion
his room was flooded with toad-frogs and
terrapins. . .a beehive was placed in his room
and at the same time his bed was filled with hair.
"Before the closing of the University in 1868
the practice of cheating on examinations was
prevalent. 1 n fact, it was so flagrant and common
that little sentiment arose from the student body
against it.
"What the actual situation amounts to was
that for the most part students recognized no
responsibility in the matter of their own conduct
and looked upon it as unmoral as far as they were
concerned. (Cheating) was a battle of wits and
almost an art."
This attitude persisted among students until
the closing of the University during
Reconstruction. But when UNC reopened in
1875, this tolerance of cheating disappeared, and
the new University administration adopted a
policy of allowing students to police their own
The students accepted this responsibility with
enthusiasm. The newly adopted Honor Code,"
Fordham wrote, "was a most vital and serious
sort of thing. In the eyes of the students, no
greater stigma could be placed upon a man than
to be branded a cheat."
The Honor Code at first was administered by
the Dialectic and Philanthropic Literary
Societies (Di-Phi). Membership in these societies
was mandatory for all students.
Near the turn of the century, the first graduate
and professional schools were established in
Chapel Hill. The students of these schools were
exempt from participation in Di-Phi activities
because of the demanding nature of their studies.
Soon other segments of the student body
clamored for exemption from Di-Phi
membership, and, in 1889, mandatory
membership in the Dialectic and Philanthropic
Societies was abolished. Although this relieved
some student dissatisfaction with self
governance, it soon gave rise to a major problem:
There was no longer a single campuswide student
Please turn to page 4.
Open discussion on drop policy tonight
A public hearing on extending the present four
week drop period will be held at 8 p.m. today in
Room 213-215 of the Carolina Union, and not in
100 Hamilton Hall as reported in a Daily Tar Heel
column Monday.
The Campus Governing Council (C(iC) is
sponsoring the hearing so that students may
present their educational reasons for wanting a
longer drop period.
"This is the last major opportunity for students
to air their feelings about the drop policy," Student
Body President Bill Moss said Monday. "The
Campus Governing Council is very serious in this
attempt to get the present policy extended at least
two weeks and mavbe more."
Moss said CGC members are particularly
interested in students who have been adversely
affected by the present drop policy.
"What the Faculty Council does not realize,"
Moss said, "is that some students are being
adversely affected by the four-week policy.
Students are forced to take courses that do not
fulfill their educational needs."
The Educational Policy Committee of the
faculty recently voted unanimously to recommend
to the Faculty Council that the present drop policy
be continued. The Faculty Council will consider
the drop policy at a meeting Oct. 21. CGC members
hope to present an alternative proposal to the
faculty at that time.

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