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It will be clear and cold today
with the high in the low 30s.
Temperatures should
continue cold throughout
the week. The mercury will
dip to a nasty 15 tonight. It's
too cold to rain and there's
no chance of snow.
Wasting away...
It wasn't Margaritaville, but
Honolulu provided a perfect
spot to drink away the
holidays. DTH Associate
Editor Ed Rankin made the
long trek. His dispatch is on
page 12.
Serving the students and the University community Since 1893
Volurr.s 85, Issue No.j67 '
Wednesday, January 11, 1978, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Council tables
Honor Code
consideration
By JACI HUGHES
Staff Writer
The Faculty Council tabled consideration
of proposed Honor Code changes at its Dec.
9 meeting after hearing recommendations
from the Educational Policy Committee
(EPC), the Committee on Student Conduct
(COSC) and Student Government. Thd
council will consider the proposals further
on Jan. 20.
COSC has called for major changes in the
present system, including faculty proctoring
and the elimination of the rat clause;
(the provision requiring students to report
Honor Code violations of other students).
EPC supports elimination of the rat clause
but opposes faculty proctoring. . The
committee also recommends a broad system
of education to inform students and faculty
members of their responsibilities under the
Honor Code.
COSC has supported its proposals on the
basis of student surveys conducted from
1975 to 1977 which indicated that the
majority of students do not observe the "rat
clause" and would favor a system of faculty
proctoring.
Surveys of faculty members indicated
general dissatisfaction with the present
system and support for proctoring.
Subcommittees of COSC and EPC met
Friday to discuss the differences between the
committees' proposals. James Cansler,
COSC chairperson, said the subcommittees
had drawn up tentative proposals for the
consideration of the two committees. The
proposals will be discussed at a COSC
meeting Friday. EPC will consider the
proposals Monday.
Cansler said the remarks of Professor
William Pollitzer, a member of EPC, at the
Faculty Council meeting prompted the two
committees to attempt a compromise.
Pollitzer said he accepted 99 percent of
COSC's ideas but favored joint
responsibility for faculty members and
students in the control of cheating. He said
fatuity members should be permitted to
proctor exams when they believed the
situation warranted proctoring but should
not be required to do so.
"I think his (Pollitzer's) statement was the
catalyst for getting some of us together to
work on these proposals and get the mutual
support of both committees," Cansler said.
The Faculty Council also heard remarks
from Gary Jones, a sophomore member of
the Honor Court, who supports retention of
the present honor system.
ffHow can we expect students to be.
committed to something which they do not
understand," he asked at the meeting.
Jones outlined the honor system used at
the University of Virginia. He said the U.Va.
system has continued to work effectively
because the honor system is maintained as a
vital function of the school.
Jones said an honor system should be
geared more to the ideal than the pragmatic.
"If we reduce the expectations for the
University to those of the outside world, who
will be responsible for civilization?" he
asked. "The task before us now is to develop
a working, respected code of honor at this
University," Jones, ' said. The council
applauded his remarks.
Student Body President Bill Moss said at
the meeting that he supported COSC's
proposals. Moss called for specific outlining
of student and faculty responsibilities under
the Honor Code.
The proposed changes were the last item
to be discussed on a lengthy Faculty Council
agenda.
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Gammon or backgammon?
It's not the usual setting for a backgammon game, but Woollen Gym is as good a
place as any to bring out the board especially during dropadd when students
have time to kill while waiting in lines. Who won? We're not sure about the game, but
during dropadd, the students always seem to lose. Staff photo by Mike Sneed.
If UNC is found liable for city and county taxes on property
it owned when in possession of the Chapel Hill Telephone Co.,
Southern Bell, which bought the utility last March, may have
to pay property taxes for 1977.
According to Mike Carson, Chapel Hill District Manager
for Southern Bell, "It is stated in our sale contract that if the
University is found liable for back taxes, we will pay our
prorated share."
If Southern Bell does not have to pay property taxes on the
local utility for 1977, local governments will lose an estimated
$400,000 in tax revenues, according to Orange County Tax
Supervisor Bill Laws.
UNC may be found liable for back taxes if the Orange
County, Chapel Hill and Carrboro governments win an
appeal to the Property Tax Commission which has been
pending since February 1975. The appeal charges that the
property owned by UNC, which held a tax-exempt status,
should have been taxable because it was not being used for
public purposes:
If UNC loses the appeal, it will have to pay "hundreds of
thousands of dollars in back taxes," according to John
Temple, UNC's vice chancellor for business and finance.
A general statute has allowed Southern Bell not to pay taxes
Drama students upset by changes
on personal property such as motor vehicles and transmission
lines because of the tax-exempt status of the property at the
time it was purchased.
The statute specifically states that if a buyer (in this case,
Southern Bell) who is not exempt purchases from a tax
exempt owner (in this case UNC), then the buyer must pay
taxes only on the real property (land and buildings)
purchased.
However, if the non tax-exempt buyer purchases property
from a tax-exempt owner between Jan. 1 and July I of a given
year, the buyer does not need to pay taxes on the personal
property for that year.
Southern Bell has complied with the statute and, while it
will pay taxes on its teal property for 1977, it will not have to
pay taxes on the personal property purchased unless local
governments win their appeal.
Because almost 99 percent of the property that Southern
Bell purchased was personal, 99 percent of Southern Bell's
purchase will not be taxed for 1977.
According to Laws, the total retroactive tax on the property
is unknown because utility values have not been set by the
State Board of Assessments.
However, Laws estimated that the governments are losing
about $400,000 in tax revenue based on a $20 million
valuation of the property.
By CHIP HIGHSMITH
DTH Contributor
Editor's Note: The following is the first of two
articles examining changes in the UNC
Department of Dramatic Art and the reactions of
faculty, students and townspeople to those
changes.
Significant changes in the UNC department of
dramatic'aff particularly the dropping of the
Bachelor of Fine Arts program and the
replacement of the Carolina Playmakers with the
Playmakers Repertory Company have upset
some undergraduate drama majors.
"I didn't find out till 1 got here that there was no
BFA," says freshman Matt Clayton. "I've heard
that they say if you're really serious about drama,
you will wait around for the master's program. But
going through four years of college without
getting on stage is too much. If I plan to stay in
drama, I'll transfer somewhere else. I'm looking
around now."
The drama department is in the process of
phasing out the BFA program. All BFAswill be
out of the department system by 1979. The intent
of the BFA program was to provide professional
training in acting at the undergraduate level. The
drama department will now provide only a
Bachelor of Arts degree for undergraduates.
The BFA program was dropped in conjunction
with the establishment of the Playmakers
Repertory Company, a resident professional
acting company working through the drama
department. The PRC consists of four or five
actors hired by the drama department to put on
productions.
Both actions were attempts by the drama
department faculty to upgrade the curriculum.
The result for many undergraduate drama majors,
however, has been frustration.
The drama department is divided into three
sections the PRC, the Master of Fine Arts and
the Bachelor of Arts.
The departmental changes have strengthened
Governors agree to compromise;
UNC to try to enroll more blacks
By AMY McRARY
Staff Writer
While UNC students were whiling away
Christmas vacation, the Board of Governors of
the 16-campus system was busy establishing a
compromise desegregation plan with the U.S.
Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
The compromise, set forth in a supplementary
statement to the N.C. desegregation plan, makes
major changes in two HEW requirements to
further desegregate the 16 institutions.
The statement, approved by the board at a
special meeting Dec. 30. comes after months of
negotiations between UNC President William C.
Friday and David Tatel, director of the U.S.
Office of Civil Rights.
Perhaps the most important part of the
compromise concerns the increase of black
enrollment in the system's traditionally white
institutions'. Previous HEW guidelines said the
University system must commit itself to increasing
the number of black freshmen and transfers
entering the white institutions by 150 percent by
1982 or lose federal funds. The Board of
Governors has contended that this increase is
unrealistic.
The supplement changes the 150 percent
increase requirement to a goal for the UNC
system. According to a letter from Tatel to N.C.
Representative L.H. Fountain, if the system does
not reach the 150 percent increase by 1982, but
shows good faith in doing so, federal funds will not
be stopped.
"These goals are not quotas," Tatel said in his
letter to Fountain.
A 150 percent increase of black transfers and
freshmen in traditionally white institutions would
increase the number of entering black students in
these schools to 2,378 by the fall of 1982. The 1976
enrollment of black-entering students was 951.
Although the board said it welcomed the change
See HEW on p. 3.
the MFA program for graduate students. The
graduate program works closely with the PRC on
its productions. Graduate students get first choice
of parts necessary to fill out the casts of PRC
productions. M FA students also put on their own
productions within the drama department.
Undergraduate drama students get
opportunities to act in PRC productions only as
walk-ons. seldom with speaking parts.
Undergraduates get ' a more substantial
opportunity to act in leading roles in productions
done by the Carolina Playmakers and sponsored
by the Carolina Union. Auditions for these plays
are open to any student. U ndergraduates also have
opportunities to act in Carolina Playmakers Lab.
classroom-oriented productions performed for
the public.
The changes made by the drama department
have virtually eliminated the opportunities for
undergraduates to get leading roles in major
productions.
"1 wouldn't have come here if 1 had known the
chances to act were going to be so limited," says
Jeanine Jackson, a junior drama major. "It takes
longer than two years to become known. 1 didn't
want to give up the reputation i had made for
myself here. That is why I didn't transfer. It just
takes too much time to establish yourself
somewhere else."
Faculty members deny that the changes have
affected the undergraduates in a negative way.
"Many undergrads suffer from illusions about
acting," says Russell Graves, assistant chairperson
for administration. "They want lead roles in big
productions. At this point in their careers as
actors, they should be taking small parts and
learning as much as they can from them. Another
delusion they have is that for it to be a good
production it must have fully done props and
costumes. 1 have seen some fine productions done
with students that used few props or costumes."
"I've worked with three big productions and
seen students (undergrads) try to get parts," says
Denise Ford, administrative assistant and faculty
supervisor of the lab theater. "They try out for
what parts are open and say there are no parts
when they don't get one. Acting is based on
talent."
See PRC on p. 7.
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Bill Dooley won't be caught by the camera directing UNC's football program any
more as he, along with five assistant coaches, heads for Virginia Tech. A committee
is looking for a new man to fill the spot. Photo by Joseph Thomas.
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Atmosphere eases pain
Clinic aids kids with cancer
Dr Joseph S. Pagano (right), director of the Center for Cancer Research at UNC.
and Dr. David Kaufman, a pathologist and biochemist, check test results. The
children's clinic i3 part of the center, which includes about 100 anti-cancer projects.
By RUTH MEYER
DTH Contributor
Seven-year-old Stacey Betts of Raleigh is in
remission from leukemia after three years of
chemotherapy, a treatment requiring powerful
anti-cancer drugs.
Taza Thums, 5, of Fayetteville wears a scarf"
because she lost her hair during chemotherapy for
Wilms' Tumor, a cancer of the kidneys.
Six-year-old Randy Hagans of Chapel Hill has
leukemia and feels gloomy because he must have a
sample of bone marrow tissue removed from his
pelvic bone, a painful procedure.
Stacey, Taza and Randy are three of the more
than 130 children who are being treated in the
children's cancer clinic at the North Carolina
Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.
The clinic's atmosphere is less gloomy than its
description may sound, though.
"People always think my work must be
depressing," says Dr. Hugh Bryan, tumor
specialist at Memorial. "It's not. This service is not
about dying it's about living."
The children are fun, Bryan says. "They're like
silly putty. You can hurt them during treatment,
but when it's over they bounce right back. They
like you. I think you adapt some of the really fine
qualities children have, their innocence, trust,
:arefree happiness.
"We do lose some children. We see children face
adversity and accept death. You carry away a lot
of very enriching things from these families and
children."
Stacey, the son of Dotinie and Faye Betts of
Raleigh, is one of Dr. Bran's happier patients
these days. Three years of successful
chemotherapy halted the production of cancerous
cells that were replacing the normal cells in his
blood. Now Stacey, as spirited as the horses he
loves to ride, no longer needs treatment. He visits
the cancer clinic just once a month for a checkup.
"I can see some improvement since he's been off
the medication," Faye Betts says. "He's more
playful. He's like another child."
Before Stacey developed leukemia, he had
always been a healthy child. But one day, when
Stacey was 4, his parents noticed he was pale. His
lymph nodes were swollen. Thinking Stacey had
an infection, his parents brought him to their
doctor. Blood tests were done.
"The doctor called back two hours later and
told me," his mother painfully recalls. "I was home
by myself.
"I remember I went outside and got Stacey. He
w as outside playing football. I took him inside and
just held him."
The next day Stacey's parents brought him to
Memorial to begin chemotherapy. Dr. Bryan
spent hours explaining the disease and treatment
to Stacey and his parents.
"It took us a long time to accept the fact that he
did have leukemia," Betts says. Acceptance is
always hard for families of children with cancer.
"When I first came here in I963,yourjobwasto
explain to parents that leukemia was a fatal
disease." says Dr. Campbell McMillan, a
specialist in childhood blood diseases. "Today, we
can legitimately give parents hepe."
McMillan is head of Memorial's pediatric
cancer team. The team is composed of three
specialist physicians, a pediatric-cancer nurse and
a social worker who develops treatment regimens
and emotional support to fit the needs of
individual patients. Several medical technologists
and nurses back up the team.
See CHILDREN on p. 5.
By GENE UPCHURCrf
Sports Editor
Five Carolina assistant football coaches
have joined former coach Bill Dooley at
Virginia Tech, leaving the football program
at Carolina with only one assistant coach.
Dooley, after II years and a 69-53-2
record at Carolina, was named the head
football coach and athletic director of
Virginia Tech Sunday, ending a week of
rumors that he was leaving Chapel Hill.
This week, Tom Harper, Tom Fletcher,
Sandy Kinney, Pat Watson and John Guy
were hired by Virginia Tech to be assistants
under Dooley at the school, which has an
enrollment of 19,300 and is located in
Blacksburg, Va.
Another Dooley assistant, Jim Dickey,
left after the Liberty Bowl to become head
coach at Kansas State, while Gary Darnell
became an assistant there. Al Groh left to
become an assistant at the Air Force
Academy.
Jim Donnan, who has been on Dooley's
staff for four years, is the remaining football
assistant at Carolina. He is considered a
likely candidate for the head coaching
position at Carolina.
A six-person search committee has been
named by Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor to
nominate a successor to Dooley for Taylor's
consideration. The committee is composed
of Carl Blyth, chairperson of the departmeut
of physical education; Bill Cobey, director of
athletics; Joseph H. Maddux, president of
the Educational Foundation; Bill Moss,
president of the student body; Ralph N.
Strayhorn, vice-chairperson of the Board of
Trustees; and Professor Benson R. Wilcox,
chairperson of the Faculty Committee on
Athletics and the Athletic Council.
This committee now is hearing
suggestions from persons in the athletic
department and the University about who
the new coach should be or what type of
individual the committee should look for.
Anyone interested in making a suggestion
about the new football coach should meet
with Moss today at 3 p.m. in Room 213
Carolina Union.
No time limit has been set by the
committee to decide on a recommendation,
but all the members agree that spegd is
important because of recruiting and spring
practice.
"We'll take the time necessary to find the
right man," Cobey said Tuesday morning.
Names which reportedly have been
suggested to the committee include Donnan,
Army coach Homer Smith, East Carolina
coach Pat Dye and Florida State coach
Bobby Bowden.
Virginia Tech approached Dooley before
Christmas about the dual positions at the
school. The school wanted different persons
in the two positions, but combined them in
order to attract Dooley. Dooley has been
interested in an athletic director's job for
several years. He expressed interest in the
UNC athletic director's job vacated by
Homer Rice in 1976 but would have been
required to leave his position as football
coach. The position instead was filled by
Cobey, a former academic adviser under
Dooley.
"Dooley did not approach us," Lon
Savage, executive assistant to the president
of Virginia Tech, said Tuesday. "We knew of
him and we wondered if he'd be interested in
us."
VP1 President William E. Lavery
contacted Chancellor Taylor to say he was
going to call Dooley. He later contacted
Dooley about the position.
Dooley received a five-year contract to be
football coach and athletic director and an
additional five-year contract to be athletic
director. Savage said Dooley's performance;
as football coach would be, analyzed after the
first five years. He could continue as football
coach after that, Savage said.
Virginia Tech officials would not release
the amount Dooley would be paid because
they said it was private information. Reports
from Blacksburg speculate Dooley, will be
paid from $60,000 to $80,000 per year.
Dooley, who now is working in
Blacksburg, has been unavailable for
comment early this week because of
business.
    

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