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Volume 85, Issue No. 40
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Flora to give proposal today
Staff Writer
Associate Professor Joseph M. Flora
agreed Thursday to present a Student
Government (SG) proposal for a six-week
drop period to the Faculty Council at its 3
p.m. meeting today in 100 Hamilton Hall.
"The four weeks is a short time and 1 think
that the student thinking on the proposal is
not unreasonable," Flora said Thursday
"I feel that it would be better to make it six
weeks and then hold to it than have it look
tougher (four weeks) and make lots of
exceptions anyway," he said.
Flora, an English professor, spoke in
support of a six-week drop period last spring
when the council voted to have its
Educational Policy Committee (EPC)
consider the drop period.
The proposal will be presented in the form
of an amendment to EPC's
recommendation, which will propose
retention of the four-week policy.
Notables speak at Duke
Kreps presents corporation index
Staff Writer
Duke University President Terry Sanford apologized to a
group of corporate executives during a symposium on
corporate social responsibility Wednesday at Duke
University. Nobody had shown up to demonstrate against
the corporations.
"I don't know if it's the weather or the closeness of midterm
exams," Sanford explained. The former North Carolina
governor and organizer of the symposium said he expected at
least a token demonstration to assure the executives that
Vernon Jordan, president of the National Urban
League, speaks at the Duke conference on corporate
responsibility. Staff photo by Fred Barbour.
Horton does not consider
Avery incident closed case
Staff Writer
Black Student Movement (BSM)
Chairperson Byron Horton said
Thursday he did not consider the
"Avery incident" a closed case and
that the BSM would continue to push
for prosecution of those responsible
"to eliminate recurrences of such
"We're not going to let this thing
die," Horton said. "How can the
attorney general know a crime has
been committed know who the
people are involved and call the
investigation to a halt?"
The original complaint in the
"Avery incident" alleges that water
filled bags and racial obscenities were
directed at passing black students
from the upper floors of Avery dorm
around midnight on April 19. The
blacks were part of a delegation
returning from a Campus Governing
Council budget meeting during
which BSM funding was a prime
Horton said he wants to arrange a
meeting with Student Attorney
General Elson Floyd, the Office of
Student Affairs and University
Police to "make suggestions" that
will lead to prosecution.
"It seems to me that someone
drop plan
The Faculty Council voted to shorten the
drop period from 12 weeks to four weeks in
April 1976 and referred it to EPC for review
last spring.
Student Body President Bill Moss said
there was faculty support for a six-week
period although SG had difficulty finding a
Faculty Council member to present the
proposal. "I feel that it is a soft issue most
professors see arguments lor both sides
(four- and six-week periods) and I don't
feel they are one way or the other." Moss
"I ran into very few professors that were
definitely set on four weeks," said Sonya
Lewis, a Campus Governing Council
representative who helped prepare the SG
The SG proposal states that the four-week
period places unreasonable pressure on
many students and encourages panic drops.
The SG proposal cites several reasons for
extending the drop period, including the
overburdening of advisers during the first
Duke University is interested in the issue of corporate
donations to groups fighting social problems.
The list of corporations represented read like a stock
portfolio. U .S. Steel, Proctor & Gamble, Allied Chemical, B.
F. Goodrich and Aetna Life and Casualty were among the
companies sending officers to the symposium.
Despite the absence of sign-carrying, shouting agitators,
about 80 corporate leaders generated heat of their own as
they batted around corporate responsibility during the day
long event.
H ighlighting the meeting was U ,S. Secretary of Commerce
Juanita Kreps' announcement that her department will work
up a Social Performance Index to measure the social
contributions of American corporations to the "private
The index, she said, will encourage corporations to be
more socially conscious in their operations. It will be a
voluntary index measuring categories such as environmental
concerns, affirmative action programs, product-quality
testing and solutions to consumer complaints.
Kreps admitted that different types of contributions must
be measured somehow, and that the Commerce Department
has a complex task ahead in developing a meaningful index.
At sessions before and after Kreps' announcement at the
symposium luncheon, the executives discussed their ideas
about corporate responsibility and its compatibility with
John D. Rockefeller III, a prominent American
philanthropist, said that "corporate statesmanship" and
donations to the "third sector" of the American economy
that part outside business and government are as
important as federal support. He decried tokenism and
sagging efforts by some corporations in giving money and
volunteer services to third-sector groups.
Businesses can offer leadership, organization and funding
to those trying to deal with social problems, Rockefeller said.
"The best problem-solvers in the country are in American
business," he added.
The "private sector" spends $26 billion per year on projects
and provides ariother $26 million worth of services.
Rockefeller said.
Representatives of two private sector groups were on hand
to back up Rockefeller's appeal for corporate support.
Nancy Hanks, chairperson of the National Endowment
would have to go through this
process (a trial)," Horton said. "To
me, it seems like they aren't trying (to
bring someone to trial)."
By "they", Horton said he meant
the attorney general's staff and the
Office of Student Affairs.
"We're making every attempt
possible to go through the proper
channels," Horton said. "We're
giving the legal system an
opportunity to work. And so far
nothing has been done. It disturbs me
that something like that could
happen on this campus and be
"If a group of black males attacked
a group of white women even if it
was only verbal assaults, much less
bags of water would it be pushed
aside so easily?"
A report on the incident compiled
by University Police contains
statements by seven Avery residents
confessing varying degrees of
participation in the incident, but all
claim it was not racially motivated.
The confessions are inadmissible
in Honor Court because the Avery
residents were told by University
Police officers that their statements
would not be used against them for
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Friday, October 21, 1977,
lour weeks of classes.
The report states that few tests are given
during the first f our weeks and the beginning
of a course is usually just review.
In its report to the Faculty Council, the
EPC states that it did not find persuasive
"the argument for an extension of the drop
period beyond four weeks in order that a
student might better assess the probability of
receiving a desired grade."
But. the report later states that the
committee "acknowledges that the
specification of a particular time limit forthe
drop period is somewhat arbitrary. The
report further states that the committee feels
that four weeks, or 25 percent of the course,
is a sufficient time for students to make a
judgment about the content and educational
value of a course.
The report also recommends that faculty
members provide students with "clear and
detailed information about their courses
very early in the semester."
EPC also recommends that the drop-add
period at the beginning of the semester be
increased to five class days. During the drop
add period a student may drop a course
without receiving a "W" (withdrew while
passing) on his transcript.
Fonda crusades at State for 'economic
Stiff Writer '
RALEIGH Jane Fonda picked at
her broiled chicken, took a closer look
at it, then opted for a forkful of Student
Union spinach. She didn't want any iced
tea with dinner but had a cup of coffee
Wearing a loose smock, purple pants
and no make-up, her long chestnut hair
hanging loosely down her back, Fonda
hardly looked her 40 years. In fact,
sitting in the dining hall of the N.C.
State Student Union Wednesday night,
Jane Fonda easily could have passed as
a grad student (psychology maybe),
which is probably why not one person in
the room asked for an autograph.
But there she was famous movie
actress, Academy Award winner,
outspoken activist eating greasy
Union food and chit-chatting with
reporters and members of the student
lecture committee.
While she ate, she answered questions
from her dinner companions that
ranged from her latest political cause,
"economic democracy," to her latest
movie, Julia.
But after dinner, as she sipped coffee
and smoked a borrowed cigarette ("I
know this is just awful, but do you mind
if I have one, too?"), she talked about
her visit to Roanoke Rapids that day,
where she toured the J. P. Stevens
University community since 1893
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Wearing a shirt proclaiming "Pyramid Power Be With You," pyramid would preserve a banana slice. He challenged the
David Craft, left, showed up at Professor Dietrich Schroeer's junior journalism major to conduct an experiment, which Craft
Physics 37 class Thursday to watch Schroeer pay his debt to did successfully. While the student explained his admittedly
journalism by eating a banana cake. Schroeer questioned unscientific theory to the class, Schroeer savored the fruit of
Craft sDTH column expounding that the mysical powers of a defeat.
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Sec. of Commerce Juanita Kreps announced plans for
a Social Performance Index to measure corporate
contributions to society. Staff photo by Fred Barbour.
for the Arts, told the executives that their donations and
leadership are invaluable, especially in cities. j
"To make them (the cities) livable, you have to have the
arts," Hanks said. "If the money goes away, your volunteers
will go away." ;
Vernon Jordan, director of the National Urban League,
prodded the representatives to provide more assistance for
fighting social problems.
"Corporate social responsibility is not exactly thriving,"
Jordan said. "Donations to minority-based institutions form
a miniscule part of annual giving from corporations."
He urged the leaders to "look at where the dollars are
"I'm not asking for blank checks," Jordan said. "I believe
in accountability."
Jordan said that corporate contributions could be directed
toward more employment opportunities lor blacks,
especially the young. He cited figures which indicate that, at
current rates, the gap between black-white rations in
employment would take 43 years to close.
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textile mill. While there, she talked to
employees who are fighting for a union.
As she talked, her blue eyes glistened
and her face lit up with excitement.
But her traveling companion
reminded her that she might want a few
minutes to collect herself before giving
her lecture to a crowd of 600.
So she breezed out of the room,
talking all the while, down the hall and
into an elevator.
Fifteen minutes later, she faced the
"Are you angry?" she shouted.
The audience mumbled a little,
shuffled around.
"Well, you should be," she exclaimed.
From there, Fonda launched into a
brief spiel about the "unholy alliance"
that she said exists between big business
and government. She told the crowd she
was there to raise money for her
energetic "Campaign for Economic
Democracy," a California-based
organization which lobbies for
legislation on behalf of solar energy, a
state-development bank, and housing,
among other things.
"I'm here for money but I'm here for a
second reason: to uncover this veil of
apathy that everyone says exists on the
college campuses. Because beneath the
surface, I think there's a lot of anger,
fear and impatience with the way things
are today," she said.
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Survey shows taxi riders like
shared rides over bus
Stuff Writer
Although an on-board survey on the
shared-ride taxi system indicates most
of its riders are satisfied with the system,
its future is uncertain because of low
Chapel Hill Transportation Director
Bob Godding said the survey shows 53
percent of the riders preferred the
shared-ride taxis to the fixed-route bus'
service provided last year, while 40
percent favored the fixed-route system.
The survey was conducted on Oct. 5
by Don Plaskette, a graduate student at
UNC. Plaskette, who has worked iwth
other transportation systems before
coming to Chapel Hill, surveyed the 39
passengers who used shared-ride taxis
that night.
According to an arrangement
between UNC and Chapel Hill, the
shared-ride system will be modified if an
average of 100 riders per evening is not
reached by Oct. 31. About hall that
number currently use the system.
"We thought we would be able to
reach the goal of 100 riders easily," said
Godding, "but we are not even close to
that figure now."
Godding cited two requirements of
the system that he said he believes
reduce ridership. Riders have to call the
cab company an hour in advance to
schedule a ride. Also, riders must pay a
25-cent surcharge, in addition to having
a bus pass, to go from bus stop to bus
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Jane Fonda actress, activist and Academy Award winner addressed students
Wednesday night at N.C. State. She was in Raleigh trying to raise money for her
latest cause, the "Campaign for Economic Democracy." Staff photo by Mike Sneed.
Then suddenly, she told the audience
she didn't want to lecture at all, and
opened the floor for questions and
For the next two hours, she spoke out
on everything from President Carter
("Whenever I get upset about President
Carter, I just think of one thing: I'd
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In an attempt to boost ridership
before Oct. 31, Godding said the system
no longer requires riders to call an hour
in advance. The system was designed
w ith the advance call so cab dispatchers
could coordinate several rides into one
But because the number of persons
using the system has been so low,
Godding said dispatchers only
occasionally get more than one rider on
a trip, So the dispatchers have been told
to respond immediately to requests for a
shared-ride taxi if one is available.
(iodding said he also is planning a
promotional campaign that would
allow persons who do not have bus
passes to try the shared-ride system.
Such a promotion would let persons try
the system with the 25-cent surcharge
the only cost.
The survey also showed that 81
percent of the users of the shared-ride
system were affiliated with UNC, either
as a student or as faculty or staff
members. The survey said most of the
trips were University related, and
especially library oriented.
When riders were given the choice of
riding on evening bus service with a 25
cent fare, or using the shared-ride taxis
with the same fare, more than twice as
many persons chose the taxi service over
the bus service. Sixty-eight percent said
they would use taxis, while less than 30
percent said they would rather ride the
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Ford ") to nuclear plants ("There are
some hair-raising facts about the
nuclear industry.")
As she spoke, she exuded an unusual
mixture of optimism, belligerency and
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