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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 85, Issue No. 41
Monday, October 24, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Student Supreme Court
strikes 1976 CGC act
By HOWARD TROXLER
The student Supreme Court Sunday
struck down a 1976 Campus Governing
Council (CGC) act which requires a
campuswide student referendum to enact an
Upon learning of the decision, the CGC
Rules and Judiciary Committee immediately
approved a resolution calling for a student
advisory referendum on a fee increase.
The resolution dictates the wording of the
referendum as "I do (do not) support an
increase of $2.50 in Student Activity Fees per
semester." The resolution must be approved
by the entire CGC before a Nov. 16
referendum may be held.
The results of the referendum, under the
court ruling, will not be binding the CGC
may officially vote in the increase even if the
students vote against it.
The court ruling was the result of a suit
filed by CGC member Chip Cox. Cox said
the act as it was worded was unconstitutional
because it gave students the final authority
over a fee increase instead of the CGC.
The student constitution states, "The
Council shall have the power to, with the
approval of the Board of Trustees or the
Board of Governors, determine or alter
The court, in an unanimous decision
written by Chief Justice Darrell Hancock
and handed down at 6:30 p.m. Sunday,
states that the act in question was "an
attempt of the legislature to yield its
constitutional powers and duty by mere
"Thus while (the act) may stand as a
monument to the policy of the legislature
which enacted it, it is no more. It has no
binding effect on the current legislature or
any future one. It is the policy statement of a
legislature since demised which may be
adopted or ignored as the current legislature
"(The act) is full of sound and fury but
signifies nothing. Like a knight run errant of
chivalry it has wandered through the statute
books to the present. It boasts of glory it
The suit was filed by Cox, who is also
chairperson of the Rules and Judiciary
Committee, on Oct. 12 against CGC Speaker
Gordon Cureton, who is the representative
of CGC in legal matters.
Speaker pro tempore J. B. Kelly,
representative for the defense during the
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North licks South
Heels beat Gamecocks 17-0
By GENE UPCHURCH
Run Run Run Punt. Run Run Run Punt.
Run Run Run Punt.
Punters from the two Carolinas got their
money's wort h out of their kicking shoes
here Saturday with 18 punts as North
Carolina drove to a 17-0 win over South
Carolina, the first time the Gamecocks have
not scored since 1972.
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Tar Heels have one of the top defenses in the country. Here, he tries to pass over the4
rush of Tar Heel tackle Ron Broadway. Bass passed 14 times for 39 yards and rushed
11 times for minus-six yards. Staff photo by Mike Sneed.
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level of a band Friday night with a sound level meter. The Board of Aldermen will
discuss a new noise ordinance at their meeting tonight. Staff photo by Mike Sneed.
By STEPHEN HARRIS
The noise level at some local outdoor
parties and gatherings will be mechanically
monitored if a proposed town noise
ordinance is approved.
The Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen will
discuss the ordinance tonight. Alderman
Marvin Silver said he will suggest buying
two sound-level meters to enforce noise
limits in the town and on campus.
The meters should allow aldermen to set
measurable standards for a noise law that
some students currently consider unfair
because of its subjectivity.
The meters have been demonstrated twice.
A jukebox at Beta Theta Pi fraternity was
measured Wednesday at 75 decibels, about
the maximum noise level allowed under the
The band Eastern Seaboard was measured
at a Delta Tau Delta fraternity party last
Friday. According to Silver, the band
measured at 92 decibels.
Neither teams' offense could get a
substantial dirve moving until the Tar Heels
did late in the game. Both teams resembled
trucks moving up a snow-covered hill
driving up, slipping back, driving up,
Punters for both teams kept each other's
backs to the wall with long, high punts.
South Carolina's Max Runager punted nine
times for a 46-yard average, including a 60-
and Marvin Silver (right) check the decibel
Alderman Silver said Sunday his proposal
does not list maximum noise levels. But he
will recommend to the board tonight that a
level of 75 decibels be allowed from 7 a.m. to
II p.m., and a level of 65 decibels be allowed
from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. On Friday and
Saturday nights the 75-decibel limit would
be extended to 1 a.m.
Silver also will recommend that permits
allowing 10 extra decibels be made available.
The proposed ordinance is constructive,
Silver said, because police and residents can
cooperate in establishing acceptable noise
levels. Silver said he hoped parties that were
too loud would have a chance to lower their
Silver suggested that student
organizations could buy their own noise
meters and monitor parties on their own.
"There ought never be a party shut down
again," Silver said.
"He (Silver) is giving us a chance so that
we can cut down to a certain level and
continue to play even when there are
complaints," Stan Atwell, president of Delta
yard punt, while Tar Heel Johnny Elam
punted nine times for a 40-yard average,
including a 50-yarder..
The Tar Heel defense, playing outstanding
game after outstanding game, moved into
the lead nationally in scoring defense, after
giving up only 44 points in seven games this
season. The Tar Heels allowed 14 points in a
big win over N.C. State last week, the most
points allowed in a game this season.
"If they keep playing like this," UNC
coach Bill Dooley said, "I'll say they're the
best defense I've ever coached."
North Carolina had little trouble with the
Gamecock offensive line and spent most of
the afternoon chasing quarterback Ron Bass
or the double threat of freshmen Johnnie
Wright and George Rogers.
The Tar Heel offense was flat early in the
game and was unable to move anywhere
except on and off the field. A 49-yard field
' goal by Tom Biddle was short early, and the
unit stalled until late in the half when it
moved close enough for a 43-yard Biddle
field goal, the longest of his college career.
Carolina stung the Gamecocks early in the
second half with a quick drive (47 yards in
four plays) on its second possession on a 21
yard pass by Matt Kupec to Delbert Powell.
Biddle was unable to convert the polnt-after-touchdown
as the Heels led 9-0.
Each team's defense kept the other's
offense at bay for the rest of the quarter,
except for a 53-yard field goal attempt by
Gamecock Eddie Leopard, which went wide.
Carolina's offense slipped into gear late in
the game on a touchdown drive from its 32
yard line on the power running of fullback
Billy Johnson and reserve tailback Doug
Paschal. Starting tailback Amos Lawrence
went in for the final score from two yards out
and for the two-point conversion.
"That's the kind of drive you would like to
see early in the game," Dooley said. "Kupec
did a good job of getting us in good position
against their defense."
Carolina's second offensive unit nearly
scored as time ran out in the game when
Ricky Barden intercepted a pass by Bass and
ran it 43 yards down to the South Carolina
five.. Tailback Terrence Burrell picked up
three yards down to the two, and time ran
out before another play could be run.
Gamecock coach Jim Carlen warned
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By JACI HUGHES
The Faculty Council shot down by an overwhelming voice vote
Friday a Student Government (SG) proposal to lengthen the drop
period to six weeks, but it approved an extension of the drop-add
period to five class days.
Both of the decisions followed recommendations made last month
to the council by its Educational Policy Committee (EPC).
"1 really think that one of the arguments (against the six-week
period) was that students don't seem to care," Student Body
President Bill Moss said after the council meeting. "We tried to be as
rational and as reasonable as we could.
"What the Faculty Council is encouraging by saying that no one
really cares is for SG in the future to adopt whatever tack necessary to
show, 'Yes, these students really do care.'
"It was a learning experience. Future issues will not be approached
in the same way.
SG prepared an alternate proposal to that of the EPC based on
student input from a Campus G overning Council (CGC) hearing and
a telephone survey of 100 students. The survey results indicated 63
percent of the students polled favored a six-week drop period, 6.5
percent favored a four-week period, and 30 percent favored some
other length. Almost 50 percent said they had not been given a test or
paper within the four-week drop period and therefore could not
accurately evaluate their courses.
"Even though we lost the vote, I think the Faculty Council has
been given some things to think about," said Bob Long, chairperson
of the CGC's Student Affairs Committee.
Moss said proponents of the four-week policy argued that the
appeals procedure would take care of any necessary drops after the
ordinance; 75-decibel limit proposed
Tau Delta fraternity, said Sunday.
But Atwell doubted that all bands could
play under the proposed ordinance. "We
could not have them (Eastern Seaboard)
again under the ordinance," Atwell said.
Student Body President Bill Moss said
Sunday that he hoped that the board would
not vote on the ordinance tonight. The
meters have not been tested enough,
according to M oss, and there has not been
enough student input into the ordinance.
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Student's Book Store, Chapel Hill's newest textbook store,
offers an alternative to the University's outlets. The bookstore,
located in NCNB Plaza, got a great response in its first
New textbook store faring well
By STEPHEN HARRIS
The new textbook store in town has
finished its first semester, and early returns
show promise for Students' Bookstore, Inc.
in the NCNB plaza.
"We've had great response," says Sylvia
Stapleton, co-owner of the store. "We had a
target of 20 percent (of the student body),
and we've done better than that."
Students' Bookstore opened this summer
and greeted returning fall semester students
with an extensive advertising campaign and
"We seek to provide an alternative,"
Stapleton says. As no one has only one place
to buy clothes and other goods, Stapleton
says she and her husband, Ken, felt there was
a need for a second place for UNC students
to buy textbooks.
The textbook department of Student
Stores has not been affected by the new
competitor, according to Boyd Ellington,
manager of the textbook department. Sales
have remained about the same, he says.
The Intimate Bookstore on East Franklin
Street formerly sold textbooks, but it has cut
back in recent years to make room for other
types of books. Now Intimate carries
textbooks only on special order.
"I don't think it is all that profitable," one
Intimate employee says.
Meanwhile, Students' Bookstore has
included a few new wrinkles to the textbook
buying process. One new idea is that students
"The concept is good," Moss said, but he
added that he hopes the ordinance would
receive more study, perhaps by an advisory
About 40 to 50 towns in the United States
use noise meters to enforce their town noise
ordinances, according to Silver.
"Seventy-five decibels is quite generous
(when compared to other noise
ordinances)," J. Ross McDonald, UNC
physics professor, said Sunday.
by Mike Sneed.
wait at a counter while employees gather
This "closed system," according to
Stapleton, helps students who can't easily
find textbooks themselves. "We tried to run
it like a fast-food place, where students could
get what they need and get out," Stapleton
Students' Bookstore also cut prices on
most books, according to Stapleton. "We're
trying to be competitive, to help students,"
By MEREDITH CREWS
The relationship between experienced
administrators and veteran reporters are like
those of dancing partners as they follow each
other's leads and speak in special codes,
according to Lesley Stahl, co-anchorperson
of the CBS morning news show.
Stahl told approximately 80 persons
attending a UNC Masters of Public
Administration alumni banquet Friday
night that public officials often dance the
"off-the-record rumba" or the "not-for-attribution
"Reporters and officials do a dance and
speak in a code, as they sometimes help each
four weeks ended. "Many students don't know about the appeals
procedure or are intimidated by it," he said.
A student who wishes to drop a course after the drop period has
ended may appeal to a committee in the General College or the
College of Arts and Sciences. He must state his reasons in writing and
include a statement by the course instructor that the student is
passing the course. Cases are heard weekly by a committee of three
advisers or deans.
Donald C. Jicha, associate dean of the General College, said the
General College committee heard 40 cases during its Friday session
and approved almost all of the drops. "We do not drop students with
failing grades," Jicha said.
He said acceptable reasons for dropping a course include illness, a
death in the family or a student taking a job which did not permit him
to continue in a course.
"The current system cannot be abused easily, but it can be sensitive
to students with special needs," Jicha said.
Donald A. Boulton, vice chancelor for student affairs, spoke in
favor of the six-week extension, saying many students, especially
freshmen, are unable to adjust to their course load in the four-week
"I think what we've done here (maintaining the four-week policy)
is treat the symptom and not the disease," he said. "We need to be
trying to get an appropriate system so decisions (about dropping a
course) can be made."
EPC, which recommended retention of the four-week policy, also
is considering changes in the Honor Code, the pass-fail option and
In other business, the Faculty Council discussed the University's
response to HEW's guidelines for racial integration of the 1 6 schools
in the UNC system.
The current noise law has drawn criticism
from some students because omplaints cause
outdoor parties to be shut down. One
complaint generally draws warnings from
police, and two complaints usually prompt
police to shut down a party.
"It seems that the ordinance is unfairly
weighted to the town over the students,"
Bain Jones, president of the Residence Hall
Association (RHA), has said.
to co-owner Sylvia Stapleton. Staff photo
While in school at N.C. Central
University, Ken and Sylvia Stapleton
suffered through the textbook hassles that
all college students go through. .
The husband-wife team opened the first
Students' Bookstore in Durham last
The Stapletons jointly manage the two
stores, though they may turn the operation
over to another manager in the future. They
own the two stores along with Mark
Newsome of Durham.
other and are sometimes adversaries," Stahl
said. "The official is a rich treasure of
information for the reporter, and the
reporter is a publicity vehicle or the ruin of a
career for the public official."
Stahl, who drew Watergate as her first
assignment at CBS in 1972, said the dance
also includes a special language.
"Kissinger was a virtuoso of the dance
with reporters," she said. "One time I had to
interview him in place of Marvin Kalb
because Kalb's back went out.
"When I finally had the chance to ask
Kissinger a few questions about the Arab
boycott he replied, 'Well, as 1 said yesterday
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