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The Carolina Jolrnal
Siu^tni Pubtication Of The University Of North Cerotina At Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1966
Valve Flushed Classes
Gave Surprise Holiday
An acute water shortage, caused
by a hanging valve in a “C”
building commode, forced cancell
ation of all classes from 9;30
on, last Friday.
The valve was hung in such a
way as to let water continually
flow unchecked through the toilet.
The water system is now work
ing as it had immediately before
the trouble, alt'iDugh still not idea
lly, according to Mr. Ken' San
ford, public relations director.
The cause of the water short
age was not immediately found.
Thursday afternoon water pres
sure dipped dangerously low and
pipes ran dry. The cafeteria was
closed two hours early.
Maintainance staffers worked all
Thursday night checking buildings,
but found no trace of a clue in
the case of the missing water
By Friday morning, fountains
and commodes weren’t working.
Classes, scheduled for 8:30 met
but Chancellor Colvard had given
approval for class dismissal by
Most students were overjoyed
at this turn of events. Exclaim-
ationsi such as “Man, my life
A special discount on admission
to the Visulite Theatre for 1966-
1967 has been offered to all stu
dents and faculty members. Mr.
Robert Schrader, manager of the
theatre, says that the student ad
mission prices will be granted
at the box office on presentation
of identification cards.
is saved ‘cause I’m out of two
tests”, “Let’s play some foot
ball”, and “What time does the
ABC store open”, ran rampant
over the campus.
But while some students resor
ted to guzzling more potent bev
erages, the maintainance crew
continued its search for water.
Joined by two crews of men from
the Charlotte water department,
it began digging up mains to look
Eventually the stuck commode
valve was found and pressure was
Friday’s incident was just one
in a series of water problems.
The first water crises dates back
to Fall semester, 1965, when an
expanding student body and a heat
wave forced a rationing of water.
Since that shortage, two addi
tional wells have been dug to bring
the total number of water holes
to four. Water pressure still dips
from time to time, however.
Increasing student population
makes the addition of a 25,000
gallon storage tank to aid the exist
ing 10,000 gallcKi container imper
ative. Bids for the construction of
such a tank were taken, Tuesday,
A solution to the water pro
blem would be city water from
Charlotte. An extention of the city
system to serve the campus would
include the construction of a 24-
inch water main from Eastway
Drive out North Tryon Street to
Owen Blvd. and a one-million-
gallon elevated tank constructed
at that site.
Water lines could be run from
this tank to the campus.
Both city and county officials
agree that Mecklenburg county
should build the water lines, but
rates and purchasing details re
main to be worked out at a meet
ing of city councilmen and county
According to County Commiss-
icaer Lex Hood, such a meeting
is to be held in the next 10 days
to two weeks.
Workman digs in to find leaky pipe.
Committee To Handle Complaints
BY SALLY HAGOOD
A new committee has been
formed on campus in conjunction
with the Student Government. This
committee, consisting of Dean
MacKay, Dr. Ellis, the President
of the Student Body and the Pres
ident of each class, will meet
every two weeks to discuss leg
itimate student complaints.
Any student having complaints
about parking facilities, courses,
faculty, administration or any
campus concern should contact
their class Representative or any
member of the committee. Dean
MacKay and Dr. Elhs will pre
sent any complaints of the fac
ulty and administration.
It is hoped that this committ
ee will aid communication on the
Dr. Witherspoon has arranged
a discount at the YMCA for male
students. The handball courts and
other facilities will be available
at a rate of $12 a month.
Sue Garrett, Treasurer of the
5?tudent Body, reported to the Leg
islature that in the future all
check requisitions from organi
zations receiving Student Activi
ties Fees must first be signed by
her before going to the Business
Office. Mr. Batchlor and Mr. Yar
borough have agreed to this act
ion. This will allow Miss Garrett
to keep a running account on each
organization. Check requisitions
should be left at the Union Desk
in the in-coming mail basket:
A Constitutional Review Comm
ittee has been formed at the sugg
estion of Mr. Britton, to study the
present Constitution and make re
commendations as to its revision.
Mr. Britton met with the Tra
ffic Committee last week to dis
cuss the parking problem. In the
future, the faculty will have one
row in the middle of the Union
parking lot and the students will
have the rows closest to the Union
and a majority of those in the lower
section. The Legislature now off-
icaUy supports the parking re
gulations as provided for in the
Pool Pro Mosconi Will Perform On Campus
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By JAN BALLARD
Willie Mosconi, world’s pocket
billiard champion, will give two
exhibitions at UNC-C’s cafeteria
on Monday, October 17. The per
formances will be that afternoon
Potatoes were his billiard balls
when he first learned to shoot
at the age of six. His father hid
the balls so that Little Willie
would not practice so often. While
his parents wer e not home, he
got several round-shaped potatoes
£md began shooting them.
Without a doubt, Mr. Mosconi
is a master and champion of poc
ket billiards. This is proved by
his being the World’s Pocket Bill
iard Champion 15 times between
1941 and 1956. He held this title
while in competition with several
widely acclaimed players.
He retired from tournament play
in 1959. Now, as a part of the
Brunswick Advisory Staff, he tra
vels throughout the United States
promoting the game.
One of his many achievements
is the scoring of a high run of
526 that established a new world’s
exhibition record. This mark beat
his own record of 365, which is
also the second highest run.
For tournament play in 1945,
he is a co-holder with Jimmy
Caras of the world’s highest run
He holds the high grand aveiage
of 18.34 in tournament play.
Willie Mosconi wiU demon
strate to us his stock of trick
shots, some of which are shown
in his new book “Winning Pocket the game.
BUliards.” Also, he will devote
part of his exhibition to a prac
tical showing of billiard funda
mentals, planned to show the be
ginning shooter how to approach
Being an effulgent and fast play
er, Willie Mosconi delights with
both his feats of pocketing roll
ing balls and his comments as he
demonstrates his wizardry.
No Slouch Either
BY BOBBE BERRY
Mr. Willard Brown is the en
thusiastic gentleman who has been
giving free pool instruction in the
gameroom on Tuesday and Thurs
day afternoons at 2:30.
Although he is an amateur, Mr.
Brown has shot pool in exhibi
tion games against Eddie Taylor,
and Willie Masconi.
During the late 1940’s and early
1950’s Mr. Brown was considered
one of the best pool players in
North Carolina but has recently
been too busy with his business,
the Burger House on W. Indepen
dence Blvd., to devote the nec
essary extra practice time to the
game to retain this position.
Mr, Brown attributes his skill
in the game of pool to 31 years
ot playing and watching the ex
perts play. This, according to Mr.
Brown, is the only way to deve
lop proficiency in the game: “Play
ing three or four times a week
wiU make you a better player
and make you want to play
Pool is fun and relaxing for Mr.
Borwn nd this is exactly the rea
son he is working with the stu
dents here. Mr. Brown enjoys
teaching the game and he had
found all of his students on the
campus to be cooperative, intell
igent, and eager to learn the cor
rect way to shoot pool
Mr. Brovm considers Willie
Masconi, who will be here Mon
day, October 17 for two exhibi
tions, to be presently the most
outstanding player in the United
States, but he designates Ralph
Greenleaf as having been the great
est in his day.
The father of a nineteen year
old boy and two girls who are
13 and 9, Mr. Brown is a dea
con and Sunday School teacher
at Enderly Park Baptist Church.
Pool instruction wUl continue
as long as the demand exists and
from the packed scene in the
gameroom Thursday afternoon, it
appears that Mr. Brown will have
a permament date with UNC-C
students on Tuesday’s and Thur
sday’s at 2:30 for many weeks