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Student Supreme Court
By AMY McRARY
A vacancy on the student Supreme Court
would have been filled had Student Body
President Bill Moss known about a new law
in the Student Government Constitution.
The appointment of Shawna Lee to the
court was delayed by the Campus Governing
Council (CGC) filibuster Tuesday night, and
there are no emergency justices to fill the
The new law in Part III, Section 1 1, of the
constitution enacted in May 1976 states that
the student body president is to appoint five
people to serve, if needed, as emergency
justices on the Supreme Court. The
president must do this within five weeks of
Two-thirds of the CGC must approve the
five selections. These five people would serve
as a pool from which Chief Justice Darrell
Hancock could select emergency justices.
Emergency justices would be needed if
there is an absence on the court. As the
emergency justices Moss was to have
selected would have served one-year terms,
they would be serving on the Supreme Court
at the present time.
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trial, said Sunday he would petition the
court for a rehearing on the case.
"I think it is unfortunate that they didn't
hear the defense in this case," Kelly said. "I'm
going to file for a rehearing, but I don't
expect them to alter their decision. I don't
think the students got a fair hearing in this."
Kelly did not attend the hearing last
Friday because he thought it had been called
The court decision partially opened the
path to final approval of a fee increase.
Before activity fees can be increased, the
CGC, the chancellor and the UNC Board of
Governors must approve a fee increase.
Before the CGC can approve the
referendum, however, it must find a way to
end a filibuster begun last Tuesday by
member Darius Moss.
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"I really didn't know about the new law,"
Moss said. "This job is a learning job, you
know. I only go by what Darrell advises me
Since the court hears only one to two cases
a semester, the implications of no pool of
emergency justices is not that great,
Hancock said. "It really wasn't Bill's fault,"
he said. "It's just one of those things that
Because Moss was unaware of the new law
in the constitution, Hancock now is selecting
emergency justices to fill the Supreme Court
Hancock was allowed to select emergency
justices under the old law. However, because
of the new law, selection of justices in this
way is "really invalid," Hancock said.
By using its privilege of Mandamus
Jurisdiction, however, the court can "fill in
the blanks if the president fails to act,"
"If we couldn't fill the vacancies in some
way, we wouldn't be able to hear any of hie
Frosh mid-term grades arrive;
opinions vary regarding value
By GEORGE SH ADROIT
For the second consecutive year, freshmen
mid-term grades were not sent to the parents
of freshmen, only to the students.
Donald Jicha, dean of the General
College, says this new policy was started
because of the Family Rights and Privacy
Act, which protects the privacy of student
files and grades.
Jicha also says that sending the mid-term
grades to both the parents and the students
doubles the time investment that must be
made to send the grades.
Last week, as in every fall semester,
freshman students were sent mid-term
reports which indicated each student's
grades thus far in his courses.
Jicha says the grades' purpose is to allow
students to assess their performance in the
semester and to provide a "formalized way"
for students to judge where they need
Jicha says that because the transition from
high school to college is difficult for many
freshmen, they tend to be apprehensive and
concerned about their progress.
Several freshmen echoed Jicha's
comments, saying they think it is important
for freshmen to know the quality of their
work and where it needs to be improved.
However, some freshmen complained that
the grades are turned in too early. In some
classes they said, the first mid-term exam
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cases we have, though they may be few a
semester," Hancock said.
Because Hancock is selecting emergency
justices using the old law, these justices serve
only for the case they are appointed to hear.
With the nonexistence of an emergency
justice pool and the filibuster stopping
approval of Shawna Lee as a permanent
associate justice, the Supreme Court has
only three of its five seats filled
The justices now sitting on the court are
Hancock, Steve Toben and David
Carpenter. However, Hancock said the
court has been unable to locate Carpenter to
serve his term.
So in reality, the Supreme Court has only
two acting justices. And because of the
filibuster, Hancock can only fill the empty
seats with emergency justices who can only
hear one case.
Lee and Joy Parks were sworn in as
emergency justices Thursday to hear the
beginning arguments for Cox v. Cureton.
had not even been given yet. (The professors
must have reports in by Oct. 10.)
Jicha says the mid-term grading system
would be ineffective if they were turned in
any later. Students would not get them in
time to make significant changes, he says,
and advisers would not have as much time to
help the students solve their particular
Another complaint concerns no reprots
and pass-fails. "The system is not effective,"
one student said, "if all we get are pass-fails
and no reports."
Jicha agreed that this type of grade
reporting defeats the purpose of the system,
but since no record of freshmen mid-term
grades is kept, no one knows how many no
reports and pass-fails are actually turned in.
One freshman says he thinks the system
was "a waste of time" because he knew how
he was doing when he got back his tests. He
adds that some teachers give quizzes just to
have something to turn in.
One sophomore said mid-term grades are
not always accurate and can cause students
to become discouraged or over-confident.
Despite the problems involved, most of
the freshmen asked agreed that, if used
properly, the system could be a valuable tool
with which freshmen can judge their
Jicha said only an investigation committee
could make a decision on whether or not to
continue the present system.
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Poised for his throw, Dave Eigenbrode adds a tongue of determination in flying his
own plane at the first annual Air Force ROTC paper airplane contest. The event was
held Friday in the Pit. Staff photo by Joseph Thomas.
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at my press conference, this must not, be
tolerated by the United States.
"So I asked him another question, and he
again replied, 'As 1 said yesterday at my press
conference, the United States must give aid
"1 wanted to be on television with
Kissinger, and here he was messing up my
interview, so 1 asked him why he did it. He
said he learned that if he wanted to stay off of
CBS news, all he had to do was begin every
sentence with 'As 1 said yesterday.' "
But Stahl said Richard Kleindienst
learned the hard way why one shouldn't
"Kleindeinst would sneak down a stairway
after AT&T-scandal eharings in order to
Open honor code
:The Educational Policy Committee of the
Faculty Council will hold an open hearing
on the proposed revisions in the Honor Code
at 3:30 this afternoon in 310 Davie Hall.
The purpose of the hearing, according to
Vaida Thompson, committee chairperson, is
to receive comments from the student body
concerning the proposed changes.
"I think it's good that the Educational
Policy Committee is holding an open
hearing," Student Body President Bill Moss
said Sunday. "This is the time for students to
talk to members of the Faculty Council
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avoid talking to reporters. So CBS assigned
Connie Chung to stake him out at the
stairway," she said. "Well, after the hearings,
Kleindienst rushed down the stairs and
bumped right into Connie Chung w ith all her
television equipment. So there was no doubt
she was a reporter.
"1 don't know if any of you ever saw
Connie Chung when she was with CBS, but
she is a very, very beautiful woman," Stahl
said. "So when Kleindienst saw her he just
giggled and teasingly said 'Who are you?'
Every time she asked him a question he
would flirt with her a little bit and say 'Where
did you come from?'
"Well, he finally got in his limousine,
rolled down the window, giggled at Connie
and left," Stahl said. "But when he got home
and turned on the tube, he heard himself
giggle and say 'Who are you!' on national
about the Honor Code.
"1 hope . students with problems or
opinions with the present system will come
and express their opinions," Moss added.
There are four major proposed changes in
the Honor Code: to eliminate the
requirement that students turn each other in
for observed cheating (the "rat clause"); to
give the faculty greater responsibility for
enforcing the code; to increase the severity of
penalties for infractions; and to have student
courts replaced by joint student-faculty
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from campus Pit
Almost three hours after high noon some
people were still flying, and the sky was the
limit Friday during the first annual Air
Force ROTC Paper Airplane Contest in the
At 1430 (2:30 p.m.) the contest got off the
ground, as 15 people competed in the
distance and originality categories.
ROTC organizers for the contest, Sue
Pringle and Dan Johnson, allowed
contestants two planes for two distance
throws and one for design competition.
"We planned this to show we have a little
bit of humor, to show we're not like West
Point," Johnson said.
Meanwhile, planes cruised sideways and
backward or crashed into trees until Dave
Eigenbrode, an ROTC freshman, finally
won the distance trophy. Jon Boosinger won
second place, while Leslie Belsma flew in
with third place.
"Somebody said my throw is about 70
feet " Eigenbrode said.
Paul Thompson won a trophy for the best
design. According to the rules, planes could
be designed from materials ranging from
typing paper to old love letters and tests.
However, most people used entry sheets as
airplanes. "It's good for recycling," Pringle
Some people may think paper airplanes
are just a take-off on frisbees, but Friday
they turned out to be a soaring success.
Stahl said government officials have a
responsibility to give interviews and be
accountable to the people.
"Officials should be accessible, open and
above all, honest," she said. "When an
official refuses to give interviews, we are
encouraged to stake him out like we did John
Dean during Watergate.
"John Dean, by refusing to give us
interviews, encouraged us to campu out on
his front lawn. It's like a girl who plays hard-to-get,
and all the boys follow her around.
"Haldeman and Ehrlichman handled the
situation differently from Dean. They would
walk in front of the cameras and face them
day after day. . .until they were indicted, of
Although Stahl said Watergate caused an
excess of coverage on some issues, she was
not unhappy with coverage of the Bert Lance
"When Watergate was first cracked,
everyone blamed the press with a 'kill the
messenger' attitude, and now they say Lance
became a target of the press," Stahl said.
"The reason the Lance issue blew up was
because it all checked out.
"It is unlikely that the press would have
picked out Lance as a target because he was
very much liked and respected by the press as
he was most accessible to reporters.
"The reason Bert Lance had so much
publicity was because he is the president's