On basis of US. working paper
From L'Pl Wire Reports
JERUSALEM Israel agreed Tuesday
to go to a renewed Middle East peace
conference at Geneva on the basis of a
"working paper" it hammered out with the
Prime Minister Menahem Begin, 64,
presided over a cabinet session that reached
the decision only a few hours after his release
from a Tel Aviv hospital where he spent 1 1
days undergoing treatment for a heart
"The government approved the working
paper on suggestions for the resumption of
the Geneva peace conference as agreed upon
between the President of the United States
and the secretary of state and the minister of
foreign affairs of Israel on Oct. 5, 1977,"
cabinet secretary Arie Naor said.
Naor said the cabinet resolution attached
no conditions to acceptance of the document
worked out between Foreign Minister
Moshe Dayan and President Carter.
He said Israel's decision to go to Geneva
was communicated to Washington as soon
as it was made. But he added the working
paper itself will not be published because
"nonpublication may advance prospects for
a Geneva conference."
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Israel agrees to Geneva talks
Nobels chemistry, physics
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Two
Americans a professor and his pupil
and a Briton Tuesday shared the Nobel
Physics Prize for work to make solar energy
cheaper. A Russian-born chemist from the
University of Texas won the chemistry prize
for a theory showing the origin of life "was
The Royal Academy .of Sciences
announced that the 1 977 physics prize will be
shared equally by Dr. Philip W. Anderson of
the Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray
Hill, N.J.; Prof. John H. van Vleck at
Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.;
and Sir Nevill F. Mott, professor emeritus at
Cambridge University in Cambridge,
The chemistry winner is Prof. Ilya
Prigogine, Director of the Center for
Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
at the University of Texas and who also
teaches at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles
U.S. accuses U.S.S.R.
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - The United
States accused the Soviet Union and
Czechoslovakia Tuesday of tampering with
the mails in an attack that for the first time
named specific countries as violators of the
Speaking on behalf of the U.S. delegation
at the conference. Prof. Joyce Hughes, a civil
rights leader, accused the Soviet Union of
interfering with delivery of everything from
personal letters to the World Almanac.
Bomb explodes in N.Y.C.
NEW YORK - A bomb exploded
Tuesday on the crowded steps of the famous
New York Public Library building on Fifth
Avenue, causing minor damage but injuring
The explosion occurred shortly before 4
p.m.. hours after a dynamite bomb was
dismantled outside the General Motors
Building and a letter believed written by the
Puerto Rican terrorist group FALN was
found in a west side telephone booth.
"We. the members of the FALN are today
engaged in a war of nerves," the letter said in
Carter hails Obasanjo
WASHINGTON - President Carter and
Nigerian leader Lt. Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo
agreed Tuesday a failure of efforts to
establish black majority rule in Rhodesia
would "lead inevitably to steadily increased
bloodshed," a White House spokesperson
The Nigerian chief of state, hailed by
Carter as a "freedom fighter," had warned a
welcoming White House audience "the racist
repression" of white minority governments
in southern Africa "is a crime that not only
Africa, but all mankind must fight."
WASHINGTON - HEW Secretary
Joseph Califano and Labor Secretary Ray
Marshall Tuesday warned Congress failure
to enact an HEW-Labor appropriations bill
this week will cause suffering for millions
including the unemployed.
A $60. 1 billion appropriations bill for the
Labor and HEW departments has been
stalled since July 13 while the House and
Senate try to reconcile language over federal
subsidies for abortions. HEW's total budget
is $161 billion, the rest coming from other
legislation and trust funds such as Social
"Thousands of ...individuals will not
receive benefits to which they are entitled if
the Congress does not act this week."
Califano said in a letter to Senate
Democratic Leader Robert Byrd.
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Old East, drawn in 1797 by John Pettigrew, had in its cornerstone a metal plate which
disappeared for 45 years but which, through a coincidence, reappeared in 1916.
Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Library.
Low prof attendance causes
criticism of University Day
To many UNC students. University Day
offers a chance to catch up on much-needed
sleep or homework.
But to some professors. University Day
seems like a waste of time and money.
Attendance was so spotty that the Faculty
Advisory Committee last year proposed a
resolution urging at least one-third of the
faculty in each department to attend the
"Faculty participation has dw indled." F.
Maynard Adams, faculty chairperson said
Some professors. Adams said, fail to see
the significance of the ceremony and
academic procession. And. he said, many
professors cannot afford the academic
regalia (caps, gowns and collars), which can
cost as much as $150.
"I think we'll have a decent showing this
That decision will be strictly up to
Marshall, a black who was chief counsel
for the NAACP during racial litigation
of the 1960s.
The Congressional Black Caucus
released the brief it filed in the case,
which says in part, "Any vacillation or
hesitation by this court in reaffirming
the fundamental principles at stake in
this case may well sound the death knell
of the progress made since this court's
1954 school desegregation decision in
Brown vs. Board of Education."
In a related development, the U.S.
Civil Rights Commission Tuesday
urged the use of numerical goals for
minority admissions to professional
schools and deplored the "semantic"
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year." Adams said. "Last year we had about
300 attend. We should have more turn out
since the faculty has had time to obtain caps
Departmental chairpersons hae urged
their faculty to attend the ceremonies by
circulating memos and attendance sheets.
"I publicized the event." said William C.
Sell, dean of the School of Education. "I
don't see any problems of having at least
one-third of the department there."
" I he younger professors don't want to
buy or rent gow ns. so they get this detached,
superior-than-tbou attitude, saying 'I'm not
going to the stupid thing,' " said Richard
Kopec, geography department chairperson.
"But we should have at least one third of the
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discussion of quotas aroused by the
In a 12-page statement defending
"affirmative action" programs on the
eve ot the Supreme Court arguments in
the Bakke case, the commission said the
goals and achievements timetables used
in private sector affirmative action
programs also should be adopted in the
admission programs of medical and law
Arthur Flemming, commission
chairperson, said the Justice
Department's brief in the case,
defending the principle of affirmative
action w ithout resorting to rigid quotas,
was "consistent" with the commission's
Wednesday, October 12, 1977 The Daily Tar Heel 3
Old East plate
laying of cornerstone
A significant day in the life of the
University is described on a small bronze
plate which has its own interesting history.
The 5-by-8-inch plate was enclosed in the
cornerstone of Old East, the nation's first
state university building, on Oct. 12, 1793, by
the "Father of the University," Gen. William
R. Davie. A description of the cornerstone
laying is Inscribed on the plate, now on
display in the North Carolina Collection in
W ilson Library.
The plate mysteriously disappeared
during the Civ il War and was lost for more
than 45 years. A curious mixture of
circumstance and coincidence led to the
return of the plate M vearsagoon University
Day, Oct. 12. 1916.'
Sometime between 1865 and 1875, when
the campus fell vacant during the Civil War,
the Old East cornerstone was broken and the
brone plate vanished. Who the vandal was
and what he did with the plate never has been
discovered. But, strangely enough, in 1916
the plate fell into the hands of a Carolina
alumnus in Clarksv illc, Tenn.
Thomas B. K-oust, class of 1903 and owner
of the Ctarksville Foundry and Machine
Works, was handed the bronze plate by a
shop foreman who had noticed the
inscription and thought the old piece of
metal might be worth more than the other
pieces of scrap brass.
Davie's name caught Foust's eye. After
looking at the plate more closely and
scrubbing away some of the grime and
tarnish of the years, he realized that in some
way it must be connected with the
University. He had the plate cleaned and
notified University President Edward
"The plate came into my possession along
with a lot of scrap brass which was intended
for melting into various brass castings,"
Foust wrote to Graham.
After the plate was identified definitely,
plans were made to have it returned to the
University on University Day, Oct. 12, 1916.
Boyd Andrew Jr., an 1893 Carolina graduate
and grand master of the Masons of North
Carolina, made the presentation. The plate
then was placed among other University
artifacts in what was called the North
Carolina room in the Hill Hall library.
Currently included in the Wilson Library
display along w ith the Old East cornerstone
plate are several pieces of silver from the
family of William Richardson Davie;
various examples of money printed in North
Carolina between 1785 and 1866; a pen
which William S. Pettigrew used to sign the
Secession Ordinance on May 20, 186 1, in the
Commons Chamber in Raleigh; a rifle slug
embedded in the wall of a house near
Bentonville, site of the last major
engagement between Union and
Confederate forces in North Carolina.
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