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"Famous" Amos Lawrence crashes into the line and breaks
through against the Virginia Cavaliers Saturday in
Charlottesville. Lawrence rushed for 288 yards and two
touchdowns as the Tar Heels beat the Wahoos 35-14 and
Breaks Dorsett rushing mark
Amos leads Heels to 35
By GENE UPCHURCH
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Amos the
Famous One became Amos the Legendary
One Saturday in Virginia's Scott Stadium,
romping through the Cavalier defense like a
bull through a record shop.
The records freshman Amos Lawrence
shattered during his romp were sturdy, not
the fragile variety broken by the average
running back on the average Saturday
afternoon. His 286 yards rushing on 35
carries in the 35-14 win over Virginia broke
the national as well as conference and school
Lawrence shattered Tony Dorsett's
NCAA record of 265 yards for the most
yards rushing in a single game by a freshman.
He also broke the Atlantic Coast Conference
and school record for the most rushing
yardage in a single game, previously held by
Don McCauley, who picked up 279 yards
against Duke in 1970. Lawrence now has
picked up 1,072 yards this season as a
freshman, cracking Charlie "Choo Choo"
Justice's 31 -year old record at Carolina of
"Sometimes I've sat down and thought
Advising system under fire;
more self-counseling evident
By BERME RANSBOTTOM
Editor's Note: The following is the first in
a three-par! series on the advising and
counseling system at UNC.
For most UNC freshmen, first contact
with the undergraduate advising system
comes in the mail in the form of a booklet
entitled Academic Self-Counseling Manual.
By the time they graduate, many of these
same students have come to feel that the
words "self-counseling" were somewhat
prophetic, foretelling the type of counseling
they would receive while at the University.
In response to this widespread
dissatisfaction, the workings of the advising
system have come under heavy fire in recent
months from campus organizations, faculty
and the students themselves.
The Campus YM-YWCA conducted a
survey last spring of faculty, administrators
and students to gauge opinions on a variety
of issues. Some of the most frequent
complaints in that survey concerned either
Students wishing to sign up for
ACC Basketball Tournament tickets
can do so on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, say Clint Corrie and Lee
Horton, ACC ticket chairpersons.
Sign-up sheets will be available
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the law
school on Tuesday, the med school
cafeteria and the Y-Court on
Wednesday and at Chase Cafeteria on
Thursday. Sign-up sheets will be
available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all
three days at the Carolina Union.
Winners will be selected in a
random draw ing during the Maryland
game on Jan. 2 1 . Winners w ill be given
one week in which to purchase a ticket
The ACC Tournament will be held
March 1-4 in Greensboro Coliseum.
about whether I could get 1,000 yards this
season," the exhausted Lawrence said after
the game. "I didn't set any goals at all, but
I'm really pleased. During the preseason, all
I wanted to do was make the traveling squad,
and I did that. That's about the only goal I
Lawrence said he's not ready to think
about other goals he could set for his college
"I really don't want to think about
anything like the Heisman," he said. "1 don't
really think about it. Sometimes it crosses
my mind but just goes away. I'm just starting
Lawrence, who did not start in the first
game of the season against Kentucky but
came alive in the Northwestern game and
won the starting tailback spot, must thank
the Virginia defense for helping him break
records. The Cavalier defense did not
slacken, but cracked down at the expense of
In the fourth quarter with Carolina
leading 28-7 and Lawrence already over the
1,000-yard mark, he and the rest of the Tar
Heel starting offense were replaced with the
second team. The Virginia defense took
advantage of fumbles by backup tailbacks
advisers or the overall advising system.
The findings of the survey have been
widely criticized, according to the Rev.
James Smalley, coordinator of the survey,
because it did not determine what the
specific complaints concerning the system
were or how weaknesses could be eliminated.
"That survey has in some ways been
misunderstood," Smalley said. "It gave us
some ideas about it (the advising system).
We think some of these things are wrong,
and we felt our opinions were being
reinforced (by the findings of the survey).
"We didn't get a quantitative, valid
response list, but the overall result was that
in the University advising system there was
not enough contact. Several responses
indicated that a lot of the advisers were not
very adept, not very skillful in dealing with
"They (students) went by there (their
adviser's office), and it was very perfunctory;
many of the advisers just did not know how
to deal with these people. It was inadequate
in terms of personality."
Partially in response to that survey,
Samuel R. Williamson, dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences, appointed a student
faculty committee to review the
undergraduate advising programs and
recommend changes by March 1, 1978.
The committee consists of four
undergraduates and several faculty members
from various departments. Many of the
members are advisers in either the General
College, the College of Arts and Sciences or
within their department.
Doris Betts, professor of English and
director of the Freshman-Sophomore
English program, is chairperson of the
committee, and W. J. McCoy, professor of
history, is secretary.
For the past several weeks, the committee
has been meeting with representatives of the
various phases of the advising system on
campus. The committee is attempting to
understand how each phase works and what
each advising group sees as its role in guiding
and assisting students while they are at the
See FRESHMEN on page 4.
assured themselves of at least a tie for the ACC championship.
Those 288 yards broke Don McCauley's ACC single-game
rushing mark and Tony Dorsett's NCAA record for a freshman.
Staff photo by Joseph Thomas.
- 14 win
Phil Farris and Doug Paschal to score at 28
14. The Carolina first unit returned to the
game, and a drive with Lawrence carrying
eight times ended in a pass by quarterback
Matt Rupee to Walker Lee for the final
"During the week in practice," Lawrence
said, "Coach (Jim) Donnan (the offensive
backfield coach) said 'Let's go hard.' I knew I
didn't have but a couple of hundred yards to
See FOOTBALL on page 6.
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UNC creative writing instructor James Reston Jr. is receiving early critical acclaim for
his book The Innocence of Joan Little, which is being released officially today. The
book is available at area bookstores. Staff photo by Joseph Thomas.
Reston book arrives
Combines 14 views on Little
By EDDIE LYONS
What started out for James Reston Jr. as a
magazine article on the Joan Little case has
culminated in the publication of a book that
appears to be headed for critical and
Tlie Innocence of Joan Little, written by
UNC creative writing teacher Reston, was
chosen as an alternative selection for the
Book of the Month Club and went into a
second printing before publication. The
book, published by New York Times Books,
will be excerpted in Southern Exposure.
The volume is set for official release today,
but copies have already filtered into several
area stores, including the Bullshead Book
Shop in the Student Stores.
Reston first became interested in the Joan
Little case while working in Washington,
D.C. Little was acquitted in the self-defense
slaying of a Beaufort County jailer who
allegedly raped her. Reston, initially
attracted by the feminist issue involved, went
to Beaufort County to research a
background story for the New York Times.
"There was a magnificent combination of
issues here," he says, "the rights of a woman
being raped, the lot of blacks in the South
today, the rights of prisoners."
After researching the magazine piece,
Reston covered the Little trial for Newsday,
a Long Island paper.
"It was much later that 1 decided to do a
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By NANCY HART1S
Strong objections by the U.S. Department of Health, Education
and Welfare (HEW) to the UNC system's revised desegregation plan
have increased the chances of a court battle, UNC President W illiam
Friday said last week.
Speaking to the UNC Board of Governors Friday morning, Friday
presented a letter from HEW insisting UNC bring its desegregation
plan in line with federal criteria established earlier this year.
Friday told the board to stand by its plan to desegregate the 16
campus university system. The plan, however, does not comply with
some of the criteria.
"Our position has not changed," Friday said. "The issue is control
over the educational future of all the institutions. You, and the
administration of your organization, hold the responsibility for the
success or failure of these institutions and their academic well-being
- not the Office of Civil Rights or HEW."
In 1 7 pages of criticism, H EW says the U NC plan does not set high
enough goals for recruitment of black freshmen and transfer students
and that proposals for improving traditionally black state
universities are insufficient.
The H EW criteria specifically call for an increase of 285 add itional
black students a year to each of the system's 10 traditionally white
After what Friday called "an enormous recruitment effort," the 10
traditionally white institutions reported a combined increase of 165
first-time black freshmen and transfer students, 120 less than HEW
"I cite this example, however, to show how we are working in terms
of entering undergraduates to achieve that integration, but how in a
good year we were not able to meet the goal to which we were called
upon to commit the state," Friday said.
Federal officials' insistence that UNC commit itself to the HEW
critieria could lead to a court battle, he said.
"Unless we have a dramatic change, we will end up there (federal
court)," Friday said.
He said that if HEW rejects the UNC pain, the federal agency
could either take administrative action, which would probably take
the form of a federal fund cutoff to UNC, or it may choose to sue
UNC. UNC receives approximately $ 100 million a year in federal aid.
But Friday emphasized neither he nor the Board of Governors is
seeking a confrontation. He said he had not given up on a
compromise between the state and HEW.
"Mr. Tatel (director of the Office of Civil Rights) has asked for
discussions, and 1 think this certainly indicates they're willing to try,
and therefore I think there is hope because we are willing to try to find
some common ground ajso, i-nciay saia.
novelistic treatment of the case. There was so
much color, and there were so many
interesting characters. Since there was no
definite conclusion on the part of North
Carolina on Joan Little's guilt or innocence,
there was an aura of mystery about it."
Reston decided to structure the book after
The Moonstone, a nineteenth-century
mystery novel by Wilkie Collins, in which
the story of a valuable gem is told by the
different people who come in contact with it.
In The Innocence of Joan Little, 14 people
tell the story at the period they were most
involved in the case.
"I've been interested in The Moonstone
for a long time, and I've been looking for a
case to adapt it to. This seemed like an
almost perfect one.
"By having 14 people, with all their
prejudices, tell the story, it becomes a trial at
large. I put in information that the jury
didn't have access to. The final effect is to
make the reader a superjuror, and he has to
make his own decision."
Reston tries to take an unbiased viewpoint
of the case, while letting the participants give
their opinions and argue the issues equally.
"I have no emotional investment in one
group. A liberal or a racist could find
something in the book to support his
While Reston does ntJt take a definite
stand on many issues of the case, he does feel
See RESTON on page 3.
New board member not shy;
criticizes fellows for decision
Kathleen R. Crosby, the newest member
of the UNC Board of Governors, may be
already the board's most outspoken
At the board's meeting Friday, Crosby
sharply criticized the board after it approved
a document numbering more than 6,000
pages without any discussion,
"You say this plan reflects the opinion of
the majority," Crosby said. "And that's what
scares me. ..some black people on this
board will have to have some place in the
Crosby is one of three blacks on the 32
"I don't mean to be fussing, but I'm afraid
that another five years will pass and we'll still
just be sitting around and passing on things
already done," she said.
"What 1 want to know is who's going to
have enough guts to ask any questions and
not be afraid to appear stupid?"
The document the board approved was a
long-range plan for the 1 6-campus university
system. Much of the material included in the
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David Crosby, Steven Stills and Graham Nash came to Greensboro Coliseum
Saturday night to entertain over 15,000 adoring fans. In a superb performance
combining familiar favorites with new releases, CSNbroughttheaudlence to Itsteet.
See a review of the concert on page 5. Staff photo by Allen Jernlgan.
HEW and UNC have until Jan. 5 to come up with a compromise
desegregation plan under a court ruling.
Friday told the board he hoped to have a formal response to the
letter by the end of November.
"In contrast to what we had expected, the HEW document is a
detailed, item-by-item comment on our plan with respect to each of
the criteria, marked throughout by an apparent insistence upon a
literal acceptance of the criteria as the binding definition of what 'we
are to do," Friday said.
"We concluded that a formal response by the Board of Governors
was the only kind of reply we could make," he added.
The dispute with HEW began in 1971 when the Legal Defense and
Educational Fund of the National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People (NAACP) sued HEW. It charged that HEW did
not adequately enforce a federal law that prohibits federal funding of
institutions that discriminate on the basis of race. Named in hit suit
were 10 state university systems, including UNC.
U.S. District Court Judge John Pratt ruled in favor of the NAACP
and ordered H E W to bring the university systems in line with several
desegregation criteria by Jan. 5, 1978.
HEW's response to the UNC desegregation plan includes the
following specific criticisms:
The UNC document does not include enough specific new steps
to further enhance the traditionally black campuses in the system.
"UNC must examine the possibility that it is duplicating
programs needlessly where schools located near each other offer
similar courses of study.
"Geographically proximate institutions may well have
unnecessary program duplication even though the service area for
each institution is the State as a whole," HEW says. "Where
educationally unnecessary program duplication is found, steps
should be included in the plan to eliminate it in a manner which
strengthens the traditionally black institutions."
UNC is not making the required commitment to give priority
consideration to placing new programs at the traditionally black
UNC must increase the enrollment of black freshmen and
transfer students to traditionally white institutions by more than the
stated 33 percent to at least 50 percent, as required in the HEW
The N.C. School of the Arts must be included in UNC's
UNC's goal to increase white student enrollment at traditionally
black institutions should be deleted because such goals are
inappropriate and insufficient.
See HEW on page 2.
plan, which is revised annually, appeared in
a previous edition,
Crosby, who was appointed to the board
in September as an interim member, filled a
seat vacated by the resignation of Charlotte
lawyer Julius Chambers, also black.
Chambers resigned in August, protesting
the board's approval of the revised
. Referring to the long-range plan, Crosby
said she had many questions that had not
been answered to her satisfaction by
President William Friday or other board
"You say it's effective, but I don't think it
is, and I still have many questions," she said.
"For instance, 1 don't see anything in this
plan that gives any doctoral programs to any
of our traditionally black schools."
Crosby also said the General
Administration sends board members
lengthy documents on which they must act
on only two or three days before meetings.
- NANCY HART1S