Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper by Ancestryprint logo
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
Issue Date:
Extracted Article Text (OCR)

On Thr In 77 -c i on vi I IH fi Mill Weather TODAY-10 percent chance of rain; high, middle 60's; low, low 40's. SUNDAY-increasing cloudiness. 5 '-j' i nil -lyh! i i if 7 Var. 0 Editorial Freedom .0 CHAPEL HILL NCRTH CAROLINA. SATURDAY, APRIL11.

QJii oil iiy Ik 5 'i i 4 I If I- Volume 73, Number 21 Project Gets Aid A $1,000 developmental grant has been extended to the Association for Minority and Disadvantaged Students (AMDS) to aid their efforts in high school student enrollment in college. Maurice Falk Medical Fund in Pittsburgh, extended the grant to AMDS for specific use in Project Uplift, according to AMDS spokesman Jim Hornstein. Project Uplift is currently sponsoring a campus tour for high school juniors with black, Indian or underprivileged white backgrounds. Hornstein said the grant came as a result of efforts on the part of Dr. Cecil Sheps, fund member here at UNC.

"This is only one indication of the interest shown in AMDS by United States philanthropic foundations," Hornstein commented. He added that two national magazines have shown an interest in the work done by the student-organized association. According to Hornstein, the money will be used to build upon the work already accomplished by AMDS. "There will be a concerted effort to follow up programs such as campus tours along "with additional mailings to further interest in the association. "Also a complete study on the attitudinal change in students visiting the campus will be carried out," he said.

AMDS is operated solely on a voluntary membership basis by University students. weatherman will see fit to order this kind of spring madness. Cliff Kolovson) DRINKING BEER, lounging in the sunshine, talking a blue streak. Those are activities suitable to a nice spring day and these Carolina gents are making good use of their leisure time. Wn Disruption Cases 13 Bv Gerrv Cohen A bill which will cut off funds to several student organizations if the administration tries students without their consent was approved in Student Legislature Thursday evening.

Two hours of debate brought only one minor change, eliminating the bus system from those agencies which may be affected. The bill passed by a 17 to 12 margin. Student Body President Tommy Bello said he would either sign or veto the bill within a few days. The measure also requests student courts to shut down if the administration conducts trials. Therefore, Wheeler would have to be tried by the end of next week and McLean and Williamson as soon as their lawyer returns.

Consolidated University President William Friday issued the official statement on the University's decision to drop Willingham's case. "This evidence against Willingham), Friday's statement read, "which consisted of the testimony of a police officer, supported the conclusion that there was probable cause to believe that Willingham had engaged in conduct violative of University policy the witness on whose testimony the finding of probable cause was based refused to appear and the statement continued. "Since no evidence on the merits of the case were presented, the charges against Willingham are withdrawn." Willingham said he was not surprised by the University's decision and added he was suspect of the University, even bringing charges against him. "The University did not have solid evidence and I'm very skeptical whether they ever had anything," he said. Willingham had maintained he was not even in Chapel Hill when the incident occured.

Student Tommy Body Bello President joined be unable to come to the University at that time because of prior commitments. However, the bureau did say that negotiations are still in progress with Plimpton's secretary schedule a speaking engagement here late this month. lb imds A if Thursday night's meeting lasted over four and a half hours and was marked by sometimes bitter pariiameniary fighting. After an amendment to the court funding bill to continue supporting orientation (if the administration tries students) was defeated in a tie-vote, the debated for 15 minutes whether the vice president should be allowed to break the tie and voted 17-13 he could not. Speaking in favor of the courts bill.

Legislator Alan Hirsch said, "Students should be able to control their own lives. This bill is strong enough so the administration may back down. What purpose are students courts if they have no power?" Legislator Johnny Williford said the Legislature was attacking the wrong people. 'The trustees wrote the disruption policy, not South Building," he said. Williford said the administration will try cases if student courts shut down.

A bill which would request the Chancellor to allow the student body president to-appoint members to the disruption Hearings Committee was killed by tabling after the courts bill passed. Legislator Mark Evens, in favor of tabling, said the bill just passed directs the administration not to try cases. Evens said "If we approve this bill we are recognizing the legitimacy of the disruption policy. "Putting a few students on the disruption board will not guarantee a fair trial," Evens added. Legislator Bill Russo said adoption of the bill would not mean recognition of the policy and would insure the students or so Cliff he ran across he in ti ir I i couldn't resist.

results. When jest a whittlin, 1970 The Legislature passed pans of the budget and will resume debate on the money bill at 2 pjn. Sunday. Most of the controversial sections remain to be considered. The body cut SI.

200 from executive salaries and voted io restore the president's S500 discretionary fund, it also cut S200 from the attorney general's request. Four hundred dollars was added to the orientation budget, and the requested sum of $3,929 was approved for next year's Project Uplift. By an 11 to eight vote, funding for the National Merit Committee was eliminated. Several legislators said the administration should fund the program. own Willingham in about the intentions.

his skepticism University's "I feel that the University never had sufficient evidence to make a case against Willingham," Bello said. The Black Student Movement here issued a policy statement Thursday night, saying it also was "skeptical" of the University's intentions in issuing the charges. All of the students charged except Wheeler are black. The BSM has threatened to attempt to persuade black students not to enroll at UNC if the students were punished. WHITTLE IS A LOST ART Kolovson always thought.

When this fellow jest sittin' and a TO 77 71 VUV (1 v. 777) tracv tear: MirvU-d Fetrer If a. ue today Fit curbed February- 23. 1 8 93 TT TI i i on the board would be "concerned." A bill to change the method of electing Legislature's committee members was defeated by ore vote after a short debate. The body unanimously voted to give the Environmental Teach-in Committee $200.

The committee is coordinating efforts for the April 22 Earth Day. During budget debate salaries for the vice-president and secretary of the student body were eliminated after several members said they should work without pay. President Tommy Bello spoke in favor of his discretionary' fund, saying the failure of the previous administration to properly spend its fund should not be held against him. The fund was passed. The attorney general's salary was also eliminated.

State Affairs Committee and the Election Board received approval, although votes on Talent Search, Toronto Exchange and the International Student Center scholarships were postponed. It is expected Sunday's budget meeting will last most of the day. A recess is tentatively planned for dinner. To be considered Sunday are the Daily Tar Heel, Yack, bus system. Graduate Student Association and the Residence College Federation.

All other organizations will also be voted on. It is expected the Tar Heel and Talent Search will be considered last. an i fi i fill 1 I the work had been added. he Williams said the Moratorium Committee was misleading the student body in that any funds collected this weekend would be used for other demonstrations. Activity this afternoon will include workshops on topics ranging from ecology to the SDS workshop on "Schools of Revolutionary Thought," rock bands and speakers from anti-war groups throughout the state.

Cat (LP WW Willingham's case was temporarily suspended Wednesday night when the University's only witness, a police officer, failed to appear. At the time, the University was not certain whether the officers would show up for a later hearing. Wheeler's case is scheduled for Wednesday. McLean and Williamson had their cases continued because their lawyers was out of the state. Blake explained Friday, "We decided not to let the officers testify because of recent court rulings and past experience.

While some of the students are not facing criminal charges, any testimony by our men could jeopardize the cases of those who are' McLean and Wheeler are both appealing court convictions stemming from the incident. Blake did say his men could testify after the court cases were concluded. Bob Melott, a UNC Law School professor who represents the University in the cases, said Wednesday if the University does not give the students a hearing within 10 days after they receive notice of the charges, under the disruptions policy the cases would have to be dropped. APO Auction Is Success: 400 To CaniBus Chest Friday his men would not testify because "it could jeopardize the cases of several students facing criminal charges stemming from incident." The University has charged the students with violating the disruption policy when police and picketers clashed behind Lenoir Ding Hall during the cafeteria workers' strike Dec. 4.

Besides Willingham, John Wheeler, Jack McLean and Glen Williamson were scheduled to face the trustees' Hearings Committee, which would ascertain guilt or innocence. Other items which brought in lesser amounts included autographed basketballs and footballs which sold for an average $17; Spiro Agnew's inaugural cuff links for $20; dinner for two at Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson's home for $10; and a Roaring 20's party by Phi Mu for $40. Charlie Scott's autographed and mounted shoes and picture sold for $26. Phi Mu sorority provided entertainment in their preview for the Roaring 20's party.

The coeds sang and danced a routine from the "flapper" era. The auction was part of the Campus Chest drive for funds, sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and Girls Service Sorority. Don Westbrook hosted the auction. Professional auctioneer John Allen Brown donated his services, along with assistants Dan Brown, David Hammer and Worth Monroe. By Rick Gray 4ssociare Editor The' anti-war "Festival of Life" will get underway this afternoon on Ehringhaus Field.

Fred Thomas, coordinator of the festival, said Friday he expected "between 8,000 and 10,000" students from UNC and other campuses throughout the state to participate in the activities today and Sunday. The highlights of today's festivities are concerts by Phil Ochs and Tom Paxton and a Amti Maybe the some more of (Staff Photo by 4 By Al Thomas Staff Writer The University's efforts to prosecute four students on disruption charges have run into serious problems because members of the Chapel Hill police, prime witnesses in the cases, will not testify. The University officially dropped charges against Alex Willingham Friday, and according to a University official who asked to remain anonymous, the three other cases may suffer the same fate. Police Chief W.D. Blake said spectators, the juke box, donated by James Residence College, became the first high item of the night.

Auctioneer John Allen Brown called the competition "a good, old-fashioned auction sale." Larry Miller's puppy received the same attention amid bidding by an APO fraternity brother and the final winner. The brother had grown attached to the dog after keeping it for three weeks. The winner said he was bidding for a personal friend of the former All-American basketball Star. weekend of anti-war activities. Plimpton Will Not Become UNC Writer-In-Residenee This picture one of the Kolovson left, the guy was still so we don't know the rest.

Campus Chest netted almost $2,400 Thursday i night in an auction held to raise funds for charity. Among the unique items auctioned was a boa constrictor, which sold for $23. High-priced items included a sailboat for $250, a juke box for $150 and Larry Miller's puppy for $125. The auction, which started 'off slowly, became a heated 'contest when the juke box went on sale midway through the event. Amid cheering by 500 7 reel parly kicks off Over 8,000 Students Expected Festival ri mil Mmn 1 The UNC News Bureau annouced Friday that writer George Plimpton will not serve as writer-in-residence here April 13-29.

The story was printed in Friday's Daily Tar Heel. The news bureau said it had received word Plimpton would speech by Arthur Waskow, co-director of the Institute for Policy Studies. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. A reception for faculty members of UNC and Duke will be held this afternoon in Durham to raise funds for the festival. Guests of honor at the reception will be Duke President Terry Sanford and Vermont Governor Phillip Hoff who recently announced his candidacy for the U.S.

Senate. Sanford, former North Wur MvJ r' A2C he added. "This war should be ended." Jim Williams, spokesman for the UNC chapter of Students" for a Democratic Society (SDS) said Friday his group has been denied permission to have a speaker on the stage during the festival. "SDS asked for a speaker three times," Williams said, "and we were refused each time." Williams said the person who refused permission for an SDS speaker had told him "we Carolina governor and national chairman of Citizens for Humphrey Muskie in 19 63, said Friday that while he did not endorse all the aims of the North Carolina Moratorium Committee, the festival had his support. Any way students want to express themselves, as long as it is legitimate, should be supported whether it is the Red Cross Bloodmobile or the moratorium," Sanford said.

"We ought to promote legitimate modes of dissent," would be a disruptive force." SDS was requesting that Debbie Patterson, national SDS Liter-organization secretary, be allowed to speak from the platform. Fred Thomas, coordinator of the festival, said, "SDS first asked to have a speaker the middle of this week after we had been lining up the stage schedule for 10 days. We told them we could not change the schedule at that late date. "They volunteered to appear in the spotlight after all A -j, 1 'I jt 74 jiiL. Jrft.

Clipped articles people have found on this page


Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

About The Daily Tar Heel Archive

Pages Available:
Years Available: