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The Daily Tar Heel from Chapel Hill, North Carolina • Page 1

The Daily Tar Heel from Chapel Hill, North Carolina • Page 1

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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WEATHER TODAY Clear vath diminishing winds; high, middle 50's. SATURDAY In creased cloudiness and cool. INSIDE-Residfnci? ire p'jees Fiic? wfcai ar.d Morchra4 are are on p.U 5. idoQ STi-4 Years Of Editorial Freedom Volume 78, Number 15 CHAPEL HILL. NORTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY APRIL 3. 1970 Funded February 23. 93 tU i II i LI 111 I. I II Hi lliut tfti 77 I if!) it II II. II CM fO ITT! 9 "TV jut" Wv' si. jn I I I i jMiTNi i I) Oeks9 By Al Thomas- Staff Writer An anti-war festival featuring Rennie Davis of the Chicago Conspiracy, and folk singers Phil Ochs, Tim Hardin and Tom Paxton has been scheduled at UNC for April 11-12. Fred Thomas, a senior from Concord and one of the coordinators of the festival, termed the two-day event "potentially the biggest anti-war activity in the history of the South." Thomas said he anticipated more than 10,000 persons from across the state and the Eastern Seaboard would attend the festival. Scheduled to join Davis on the program, according to ta news release of the Vietnam Moratorium Committee, the main coordinating group for the festival, are the folk singers and Brigadier General Hugh Hester, VS. Army (retired); Arthur Waskow, co-director of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington. Sam Brown, national moratorium co-ordinator; eight rock bands: and leaders of women's liberation, the North Carolina labor movement, anti-war G.I.'s and black activist groups. "We have a two-fold purpose for staging this event," Thomas said. 'The first part is that the mass local demonstrations against the war in October were effective until President Nixon went on television Nov. 3 and gave people hope the war would be ended. He can't fool them again. "The second part," he said, "is that the festival can serve as a reinforcement for the anti-war movement. It can bring people who have become fragmented back together. It gives them a common goal stopping the Vietnam war." Thomas said the events here could also serve to kick-off the nation-wide war protests scheduled for April 13-18. "This thing is really snowballing," Thomas said. "The Moratorium Committee is sending top officers in here to help plan the festival." A campus-wide meeting has been planned for Monday at 7 p.m. in Murphy Hall, according to Thomas. He said the meeting was to establish "areas of responsibility" for Thomas added that the Carolina Union Drama Committee has also scheduled a meeting for 7 p.m. Monday in the second floor lounge of the Student Union. Hie festival will mark the be inn in of C-a Liberation Brigade (CLB Thomas J. He 'the group. as a "pce army of volunteers whove is to 'jam the army of our choice'." Festival activities have been scheduled to at 2 p.m. April II with rock groups playine. the stacinc of a guerilla theater play, and workshops' and speeches. Paxton is scheduled to tvgia Saturday nieht's activities with a speech by Waskow following Phil Ochs ends the first day of the festival with a folk concert. Sunday's activities also begin at 2 p.m. with roek groups playing. Hester has been scheduled to Pcak at 3:30 p.m. The final phase of the festival begins at 7 p.m. with a concert by Hardin followed by a speech by Davis. slL) nnn DdfoMe A roCDB 1L judicial processes," without his consent. Finance Chairman Gene Yates said the organizations listed received $15,000 out of this year's $260,000 budget. Speaking in favor of his bill, Legislator Alan Hirsch said, "We have discussed this many times. This is a step for judicial autonomy. The bill is one of the first times we have demanded the right to do something. "The ten groups we propose to cut off funding from would hurt the administration the most and the students the least." til a I in swearing-in I Faculty Couneil Decides Today On Course Re form Extension Tommy Bello assumes office To tadlemlts GilisiFged. Witli BisFM-BtiOTi Violation Budget was approved for purchase of supplies for a projector. Also approved was a request by the International Student Center that it be allowed to spend $1234.00 for social affairs. Bill Blue received the oath of office as vice-president at the beginning of the session. It was announced that ail new Student Party legislators should meet in Student Legislature chambers at 7 p.m. next Thursday for a caucus. University Party legislators should meet in the Frank Porter Graham room at 6:30, to satisfy General College requirements. The council also urges a reorganization of the present advising system in the General College. The accepted required courses will be composition (two courses), physical education (two semesters), social sciences (three courses), natural sciences (two courses, one a laboratory science), foreign language or mathematical science and humanities and fine arts (three courses). (Photo by Woody Clark) 4. A (Photo by Woody Clark) ceremonies yesterday. as is set out in the policy. "I accepted the finding of the Board of Inquiry on four people." Letters were delivered to the three Wednesday night, and a letter to the fourth will be delivered sometime today. Maximum penalty, if convicted, is expulsion from school. The date before the Hearing Committee has been set for April 8 and 9, according to Robert Mellott, law professor who will act as prosecutor for the University. William B. Aycock, Student Revolution." African food, volleyball, cricket and coffee house speakers head Sunday's agenda. Monday's highlight will be a Chinese film, "The East is Red," to be shown at 8 p.m. in 111 Murphey Hall. Remaining 1-Week activities include Indian, European and Far Eastern dinners; badminton, basketball and volleyball; flicks on the Orient, Buddhism, India and Greece; two current world events films; and political discussions featuring UNC political science pscfessors. Tickets for all activities are available at the Student Union desk. Weekend visitors will include 54 American and 22 foreign high school students, 21 college students from Iraq and 22 additional foreign college students. Each student is sponsored by a club or association in his home town. Additional l-'Veek information can be obtained by calling John Simmons at 968-9195 or at the 1-Week booth in the Student Union. Toddy weapon on campus (a stick) and intimidating workers. He also said he was not on campus Dec. 4, the night of the clash. McLean declined comment, and Williamson could not be reached. Consolidated University President William C. Friday said, "The Board of Inquiry (the investigative body set up by the disruptions policy) found grounds or probable cause (for prosecution) against six people. They forwarded their findings to the chancellor, and he forwarded them to me, Legislator Joe Beard asked Hirsch if a shut down of student courts would deny a student the right to a speedy trial, to which Hirsch replied "yes." Legislator Judi Friedman asked which of the two proposals would be most effective. Hirsch said he was not sure, and proposed both the cut off and shut down so both could be used to pressure the administration. Hirsch said his measure would not force the student courts to shut down. Hirsch said, "Neither the Student Legislature nor the made retroactive was tabled for a later vote. Since the beginning of the semester, the Freshman Class has been active in petitioning and writing letters in support of extending the reforms. Freshman Class President Joe Wheeler will present a petition with 3,000 signatures the Faculty Council chairman at today's meeting. The extension proposal has a good chance of being approved, according to Student Body President Tommy Bello. "The faculty members I've See rest of student government has attempted anything like this before." Before postponed, LaTour the bill was Legislator Steve proposed an amendment which would forbid the student courts from imposing any penalties if the administration acted to punish a student. He argued "since the Iegislatore has the power to set penalties, we can refuse to allow a penalty." Earlier in the evening, the legislature approved several finance bills. A transfer of $18.54 in the Residence College Federation talked to seem very favorable to the proposal, and most of them see no difficulties to its passing. Student leaders will be present at the meeting should there be a necessity for discussion," said Bello. The major changes in the required curriculum approved by the council last fall include elimination of English 21, one natural science course, both modern civilization courses and the reduction of physical education requirements. Students also have a choice of taking either math or language what happened on page By Gerry Cohen Staff Writer Consideration of a bill which would freeze funding to some student organizations if the administration tries students outside student courts was postponed a week in Student Legislature Thursday night. The decision was reached after 15 minutes of debate and two five -minute Legislator Gene Yates, who offered the motion to postpone, would not give a reason for making the motion. The proposal would cut funds for 10 student organizations, such as the choir, band, glee club, National Merit Committee, and erientation. It would request the student' courts cease operation seven days after the administtatron tried a student, "outside of student chairman of the Hearing Committee and law professor, said he had not yet seen any of the papers involved in the case and could not comment until this afternoon. Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson said he is unable to comment until he has been authorized to do so by Friday. Mellott said he could not discuss the case publicly because he is acting as prosecutor. This is the first time charges under the disruption policy have been made against students. David Blevins, part-time lecturer in the School of Social Work on the UNC-C campus, was found guilty of disruption by the Hearing Committee in January for failing to meet his class Oct. 15, the day of the first Vietnam Moratorium. Blevins has filed suit against the University in federal court to contest the constitutionality of the disruptions policy. That case is still in ligation. 7 re i on The residence college Beauty and the Beast contest preliminaries begin Monday, April 6. Competition within dorms will select entries for the campuswide contest which begins Sunday, April 12. Beauty and the Beast is part of a series of contests sponsored by Campus Chest. Other contests include the fraternity Ugly Man on Campus, the fraternity Campus Chest Sweetheart and the sorority Campus Chest Queen. Anyone who wishes to run as either the beauty or the beast should contact his residence college governor or dorm president. Each contestant will compete first in his dorm. Students who collect the most money will be the winner. A Begins By Terry Cheek Staff Writer The Faculty Council will decide today if the Merzbacher Committee curriculum reforms are to be extended to all students. The council will meet at 4 p.m. in 111 Murphey Hall. Last December the -council approved major reforms in the General College which wil! alter the requirements imposed on next year's freshmen. The Merzbacher Committee proposal that the reforms be Cheerleader Try on Is Begin Monday Cheerleader try outs will begin at 4 p.m. Monday afternoon in Kenan Stadium under athletic department supervision. Positions are open for six coeds, seven men and two male and female alternates each. The athletic department announced any student is eligible to try out. i nem These contestants will then join the sorority and fraternity winners in the final competition. All money collected will be donated to Campus Chest. Campus Chest aids Chapel Hill charities selected by a student advisory board. These include: Project Hope, the Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, American Cancer Society, Student Health Action Committee, Victory Day Care Center, World University Service, Murdoch and O'Berry Centers, Bernard-Grail Scholarship Fund, Chapel Hill Public Library and the Foreign Student Emergency Fund. The Cair pus Chest activities are sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. By Rick Gray Associate Editor Three UNC black students have been charged with violations of the Board of Trustee's disruption policy, and a fourth student is expected to be charged today. Charges against the three Alex Willingham, Jack McLean and" Glen Williamson grew out of a clash between pickets and police during the food service strike last December. Willingham said the charges against him were possessing a I- lAAli By Lenox Rawlings Staff Writer International Week, an International Student Center (ISC) project to "draw the world closer together," begins today. Opening day highlight will be an address by world news commentator David Schoenbrun entitled "Nixon's New Foreign Policy." Schoenbrun, author of "Vietnam: How We Got In, How We Can Get Out," will speak at 8 p.m. in Hill Hall. Admission is free. Today's activities begin at 4 p.m. with ping pong and volleyball matches in Woolen Gym. I Week co-chairman Roger Hardlster said matches are open to any individual or group on campus. Approximately 125 people wilt attend a 5:30 p.m. dinner prepared by Latin American iludents. All tickets to the meal have been sold, a.cording to Hardister. Schoenbrun has been labeled 44 America's first 1 eek multi-lingual, all-media, globe-trotting news commentator." He served CBS television as Paris and Washington bureau chiefs between 1947 and 1963. Now a senior lecturer at Columbia University's School of International Affairs, Schoenbrun has recently contributed articles to Life, the New York Times, Paris-Match and Saturday Review. He is a frequent National Educational Television lecturer and recently appeared on the Dick Gavett show. Schoenbrun's address will be followed by a 9 p.m. reception in the International Center. Saturday's program features an Arabian dinner, a picnic, soccer game and films. Coffee shop speakers will include the first secretary of Nepal. Bishwa Pradhan, and a UNC political scientist, Dr. Joel Schwartz. Pradhan speaK on 'Nepal: Role of Small Nations in World Affairs." Schwartz's topic will be "Prospects of a Permanent

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