Wilmington 10 decision
anticipated in 2 weeks
Past decision reversed
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Open meetings to be debated
From United Press International
CHARLOTTE - Gov. Jim Hunt, who
has been under pressure from civil rights
groups to free the jailed members of the
Wilmington 10, said Tuesday he will make a
decision on the case within the next two
"With the ruling of the State Court of
Appeals last week this case has exhausted its
appeal in the North Carolina courts," Hunt
said. "Accordingly, I think this is an
appropriate time for the governor to make a
Hunt had vowed he wouldn't decide
whether to pardon the 10 or commute their
sentences until they had finished their court
appeals. The North Carolina Supreme Court
last week refused to grant the civil rights
workers a new trial.
The governor released news of his decision
while attending a conference on economic
growth and development here.
Nine black men and one white women were
convicted in 1 372 on charges of burning of a
white-owned store and conspiracy to shoot
it firemen and policemen during racial
unrest in Wilmington. Only the woman, Ann
Sheppard Turner, has been released on
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parole. The other are serving sentences of 22
to 29 years.
Main topic: the Sinai
Egypt and Israel Tuesday swapped tough
statements on Jewish settlements in the S inai
and compensations claims. Egypt warned ot
"dire consequences to the future of peace" if
Israel goes ahead with its settlement
With only five days before the start of the
Jerusalem political negotiations, an advance
party of 18 Egyptians arrived in Israel amid a
flurry of warnings from either side on the
same issues which have stalled past peace
Speaking at the end of two days of talks
with the Shah of Iran in Aswan, Sadat
Tuesday reiterated his opposition to Jewish
settlements on occupied Arab lands and
confirmed Egypt will claim $2.1 billion in
Sinai oil compensation from Israel.
In Jerusalem, Prime Minister Menahem
Begin responded by saying Israel would file a
claim for counter-compensation. Begin did
not elaborate on what Israel might seek
compensation for in the peninsula captured
from Egypt in the 1967 war.
WASHINGTON - The U.S.
Commission on Civil Rights said Tuesday
major federal programs discriminate against
both children and elderly people, and it
recommended raising the mandatory
retirement age from 65 to 70.
One reason for the discrimination, the
commission said, is "cost-benefit analysis"
which leads administrators to believe they
get a better return on government money
from servicing pther age groups.
"Barriers have been erected by both public
and private administrators between persons
falling within particular age groups
especially children and older persons - and
services which are financed in whole or in
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part by the federal government." the
That discrimination has"a serious adverse
impact on the lives of the children and older
persons who need these services," the panel
Equal competition okayed
. DAY I ON, Ohio In a sweeping
decision he says affects the entire country, a
federa' judge has ruled that high school girls
must bt allowed to compete alongside boys
in all sports, including contact sports lite
football and wrestling.
U.S. District Court Judge Carl Rubin,
who issued his ruling late Monday, said that
with such an opportunity a woman might
even become the greatest quarterback in pro
"It has always been traditional that boys
play football and girls are cheerleaders
why so?" asked the judge. "Where is it
written that girls may not, if suitably
qualified, play football?
"It may well be that there is a student
today in an Ohio high school who lacks only
the proper coaching and training to become
the greatest quarterback in professional
football history. Of course the odds are
astronomical against her, but isn't she
entitled to a fair chance to try?"
By STEVE HIETTEL
Law School Dean Robert Byrd will
confer with the school's faculty next
week to determine whether faculty
meetings will remain open to the public
in the wake of last month's N.C.
Supreme Court ruling that the meetings
are not subject to the state's open
The court's 6-1 decision reversed two
lower court rulings which ordered the
meetings open since June 4, 1976.
"I need to make a recommendation at
the first faculty meeting next week."
Byrd said Tuesday. "I feel I must talk
with them before any decision is made."
The original suit, filed by the Student
Bar Association (SBA), stemmed from a
Feb. 27, 1976 faculty meeting where
students who tried to attend were turned
SBA Treasurer Jeff Trepel said he
hoped a spirit of cooperation has
formed between law students and
faculty since the meetings have been
open and the policy would not change.
"At minimum, 1 think that there will be
a compromise (allowing) some SBA
people to attend the meetings," he said.
The open meetings law, enacted in
1971, provides that, "All offidal
meetings of the governing and
governmental bodies of the
state. . .which have or claim authority
to conduct hearings, deliberate or act as
bodies politic and in the public interest
shall be open to the public."
The majority opinion of the court,
written by Justice I. Beverly Lake, said,
"...the language of this statute... is
designed to be restrictive, rather than
broadening, and shows an intent of the
legislature to limit the Open Meetings
Law to meetings of 'governing and
governmental bodies,' strictly
The decision said that only those
bodies with such governmental powers
as appropriating funds and acquiring
land are obligated to hold public
"While matters likely to be presented
to their meetings will differ in nature,"
Lake writes, "the statute affords no
basis for distinction between the faculty
of the School of Law , the faculty of the
English Department, the Athletic
Department or the football coaching
staff. ..It would, in all probabability,
create substantial consternation in the
Athletic Department... if a rival
school's coach appeared and demanded
admission to a conference of the
University's football coaching staff . .
"It's a very narrow and restricted
interpretation of the law," said William
C. Lassiter, attorney for the N.C. Press
Association. "Right.now this decision
has caused great confusion which the
legislature will have to clear up," he said.
I he decision could be read to exclude
all but the most obvious forms of
governing bodies such as city
councils and county boards from
being subject to the law, Lassiter said.
"The court implies that the Board of
Governors is not a governing body, but I
think it is subject to the Open Meetings
The legislature probably will not be
able to revise the law until 1979, and
there will be questions about its scope
until then, Lassiter said. "I think that the
legislature will clarify which meetings
the public can attend, but I would doubt
that the General Assembly would go
along with open faculty meetings," he
Inconsistent with town services
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to reach agreement on C bus proposals
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University officials recently rejected a
proposal from Carrboro officials that UNC
contribute $7,150 for additional
transportation services on the C bus route,
suggesting instead that any service charges
be f unded by the town of Carrboro.
John L. Temple, UNC's vice chancellor
for business and finance, rejected the
proposal because it was not consistent with
the agreement the University has with
Chapel Hill for providing bus service.
The C route serves the University, most of
the large apartment complexes near
Carrboro and the town itself.
The proposed services, which Temple
rejected in a letter Jan. 6, included:
An additional bus to serve the route.
Nightly bus service.
Saturday bus service.
Additional service during the afternoon
Richard Knight Jr., Carrboro town
manager, sent the $7,510 request to Temple
after contacting the Chapel Hill Community
Transit Service to find out how much they
would charge for the additional services.
In his letter to Temple, Knight proposed
that Carrboro pay $5,487. This figure
represents $2,268 for the services of an
additional bus and 30 percent of the balance
of the costs for a total of $3,219.
.The University's cost $7,510 is 70
percent of the balance. The tofal cost of the
proposed services is $12,997.
In his letter. Temple gave two reasons for
"First, we do not believe that we can
afford to agree to participate in providing
bus service in Carrboro that is not consistent
with the bus service that the University is
participating in providing in Chapel Hill.
"This would have reference to your
indication of intent to provide fixed-route
night service in Carrboro, as contrasted with
the Town of Chapel Hill's intent to provide
sharcd-ride taxi night service.
"Second, "we do not feel that we can
participate in the funding of the Carrboro
Municipal Bus System in a way that is not
consistent with the funding provided to the
Chapel Hill system.
"As you know, we are currently
participating in the Chapel Hill system by
providing approximately 40 percent of the
The proposed services were to be provided
from Jan. 30 to May 5.
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in the HEW criteria, it said it still believes an
increase of 150 percent is unlikely. The board's
statement said that despite "vigor ous" recruitment
efforts in the fall of 1977, traditionally white
schools fell substantially short of achieving an
enrollment that would meet a 150 percent increase
"An increase of 150 percent, even as a goal, is
not realistic," Raymond Dawson, vice president
for academic affairs, said Tuesday. "We can't do
"We are doing what reasonable men whould
do" to meet HEW desegregation requirements.
President Friday told the board at the meeting
Another part of the compromise concerns
whether the UNC system must get prior approval
from H EW on any program or other changes at an
institution that "may directly or indirectly affect
' the achievement of its desegregation goals." HE W
will drop this requirement as long as the UNC
system keeps the agency informed of what it is
Another criteria was that the Board of
Governors give priority to improving the five
traditionally black universities. The
supplementary statement states that the
University system has been and is continuing to
appropriate money and increase programs at these
"Numerous things have been done and will be
done to help the black universities," Dawson said.
"The board feels it has made a good effort in this
The only board member voting against the
supplement was Kathleen Crosby of Charlotte,
the newest member of the board. Crosby, one of
the black board members, asked, "Do we really
plan to work diligently to end the dual system we
Board chairperson William Johnson of
Lillington said both UNC officials and the board,
would make "every good faith effort to do exactly
what we've said we'll do."
The next step for the state desegregation plan is
approval or rejection by HEW, which will come
before or on Feb. 3. Tatel could not be reached
Tuesday for his view of the UNC system's plan.
The original deadline for H E W's decision on the
state plan was Jan. 5, but the federal agency got an
extension from U.S. District Judge John Pratt.
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