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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, September 13, 1966, Page 2, Image 2

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Section I Page 2 THE DAILY TAR HEEL ' September 13, 1966 fudents Have 'Long,- Honorable' First Edition Carolina Housing Situation Tradition Of Gripes About Food By BILL SMITH UNC News Bureau UNC Students follow - lone, honorable tradition whn thev gripe about the quality o t food in University cafeterias. K e m d Plummpr Battle's "History, of the University of North Carolina" shows v. that food hs been one of the maior causes of student dissatisfac tion sine0 Hinton James walk ed from Wilmington to become the first UNC student in 1795. Letters of. early students gave pointed commentary on me?ls in Commons, the first dining hall. "The bread is not near so good as Phyllis ttheir moth er's cook) hakes for herself," John and Ebenzer Pettigrew wrote. "It is imDossible to de scribe the. badness of the tea and coffee, and the meat gen erally stinks and has maggots in it." Rules governing etiquette at the table were .stringent i n the early days. According to Battle, "The tutor must re prove one complaining of the food um'ustifiably in his opin ion, and order on1 behaving unseemly from the table. Thi indignity created wrath . in the voufh subiected to such public insult, banished in dis grace from his food in pre sence of his fallows.". Food complaints were fre quent and vocal enough to at tract the attention of the Uni versity's founder. William R. Davie. , "Serious, a n d I believe, well-grounded complaints are made by the students against the Steward." he wrote in 1796, "but Messrs. Ker and Harris (UNC's first executive and instructor) did not think it proper to mention them to the Board (of Trustees) al though thv gave assurance to the students that they would certainly do so." Davie's letter may have been prompted bv concern for his two sons, who were Uni versity students then. Conditions in Steward's Hall (the 19th century dining hall) were described by Dr. Wil liam Hoooer, an early profes sor: "Do you wish to know the ordinary bill of fare fifty years ago? As well as I re collect board per annum was thirth-five dollars! "This, as you may suppose, would not support a very lux- TO BO IT flfifllO. I j And They're Doing 11 Willi: f l n n nnhni.Qnn icnrmnnrrc ( ) UAX STEELE X. J. KEHflEDY j J PflUELfl TIFFiri I j eaBotiaa pmterlv j ) Vfioro also could you get Pamela Tiffin j c for 250. 5 ) On Solo Thursday September 15. ) pw m mm,im www , . i MMiAimwmmmmnmn niiii.iim miwwwiii.j n tmwmmmmmmm iiijiiiiiiim iiiilmpwiwmmpiiiii imuinmuii iiiuhiijiiiiiiiiiiiimi. mii urious table, but the first body of Trustees were men who had seen the Revolution and they thought that th?f sum would furnish as good rations as those lived on by those who won ocr liberties. "Coarse corn bread was the staple food. At dinner the only meat was a fat middling of bacon, surmounting a pile of colewarts (collards); and the first thing after grace was said, (and sometimes before), was for one man, by a single horizontal sweep of his knife, to separate the ribs and lean from the fat. monopolize all the first to himself, and leave the remainder for his fellows. "At breadfast we had wheat bread and butter and coffee. Our supper was coffee and the corn bread left at dinner, without butter. "I remember the shouts of rejoicing when we had as sembled at the doo: , and some one jumping up and looking in at the window, made pro clamation 'Wheat bread for supper, boys!' And that wheat bread, over which such re joicings were made, believe me, gentlemen and ladies, was manufactured out of wheat we call seconds, or, as some term it, grudgeons. "You will not wonder, if, after supper, most of the students welcomed the ap proach of night, that as beasts of prey, - they might go aprowling, and seize upon everything edible within the compass- of one or two miles. . . :, - "Nothing was secure from the devouring torrent. Bee hives though guarded by a thousand stings all feathered tenants of the roost water melon and potato patches, roasting ears, etc. . .every thing that could appease hun ger, was found missing in the morning." Conditions had changed con siderably for the better by the time the late Louis Graves, former editor of the Chapel Hill Weekly, enrolled in 1898. Very early in the Univer sity's history students had turned to boarding houses to escape the unappetizing diet offered them in the dining hall. Graves wrote with ob vious delight of the fare offer ed at boarding houses. ; ."The boarding house used to be a kind of club," he re ported. "I'm sorry it went out of existence. There was a sociability about them that contributed richly to the pleasure of living. And what food!. "My mother began to take in boarders after my father died. She had friends among the students who had been de voted to my father and they had conferences with her about what she should charge per month. Should hers be one of the low-price, or one of the high-price places? "They . decided high-price. So she set the price at $13 . a month!" The highest-priced boarding house, where faculty members lived, charged $15 a month. The price included room and board, labor, laundry, break age and miscellaneous wear and tear. Students ate heartily. "Ev ery student boarder would eat eight or ten batter cakes at breakfast," Graves wrote "with molasses generally, be sides sausage or steak. . . and hominy and hot biscuits. "Looked back on, it's in credibleif I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. Parking Continued From Page l parking spaces because it makes it difficult for the po licemen to check the parking stickers and also because back-up parking has resclted in damage to shrubs and walls." Students who are eligible and wish to apply for tem porary parking stickers must secure them within 48 hours after bringing their car to campus. . Ineligible students must make prior arrange ments. Any student who feels he has received a red parking ticket or blue parking notice unjustly or in error must ap peal within 48 hours upon re ceipt. The red ticket is taken to the Chief Safety Officer on the second floor of the YMCA building and the blue notice is taken to the Traffic Coun selor in 02 South Building. The red ticket is for a vio lation such as parking in a no-parking zone or reserved area. The blue notice covers such violations as unregister ed vehicle, improper display of permit, and illegible per mit. The parking fees have re mained the same with a $5 charge for cars and motor cycles except - $2.50 for T stickers (car can not be park ed on campus.) The amount of staff parking stickers has been reduced from eight to two. F stickers will cover parking for facul ty and administrative staff department heads, and A stickers will be issued- to, all other staff members. All drivers and passengers of motorcycles this year must ride astride the vehicle fac ing in the direction of the for ward progress of the vehicle. "This means that women cannot ride sidesaddle," Ke ner said. "When a woman rides sidesaddle, it throws the bike off balance and increases the chance of an accident." Motorcycles and motor scooters must also be oper ated in full accordance with the regulations applying to all motor vehicles. Each driver and each passenger is strong ly urged to wear a safety hemlet at all times when the vehicle is moving. aoEstLilD P SUM CUBES SPOIL 1TO TASTE ! OF COFFEE???? ' ,, , FIVE LEVELs KNOW IcoNsciousNEssl jHEArV I Tuc VEXPANSION ff TUr Y TRUTH n?fir V FACTS J about L)U) by nfl Ft f 1 v n f "v L.Timoffliy -Leary, fiiJ. RECORDED LIVE AT THE CASTALIA FOUNDATION-DR. LEARY'S CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON CONSCIOUSNESS-EXPANDING DRUGS. SEND $3.00 PER RECORD CHECK OR MONEY ORDERS ONLY. WE PAY POSTAGE! SEND ME ... . COPIES OF DR. TIMOTHY LEARY'S LP RECORDING ON LSD ENCLOSED IS A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER FOR $. . ....... TO: PIXIE RECORDS, INC. 1619 BROADWAY, ROOM 602 NEW YORK, N.Y. 10019 MONO - LONG PLAYING (33 13 rpm) NAME (PLEASE PRINT) ADDRESS CITY ... ... STATE ZIP . Of Quarterly On Tlmrstlav The orientation edition of the Carolina Quarterly Car olina's literary magazine will be on sale all over cam pus Thursday. The edition, one of the first to be available at the begin ning of a fall semester, makes the Quarterly an actual quart erly not the three editions which have appeared in past years. Included in this edition are stories by O. B. Hardison, who was selected by Time as one of the top ten professors in the nation last spring; Leon Rooke, last year's writer-in-residence; Max Steele, this year's writer - in - residence; and X. J. Kennedy. In addition, the short story which won the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award last spring is included. The edition will be avail able, from students at numer ous campus localities, includ ing Y Court. Cost is 25 cents down from the former cost of 75 cents. Improved From Last Year Bv T.YNXE HARVEL DTH Staff Writer This year's housing situa tion has improved consider ably over the crowded con ditions of last year, or as Housing Director James Wadsworth puts it. the pres ent conditions are "real fine." No one will be housed in basement rooms, and there are only 25 rooms with three people. Wadsworth credits Gran ville Towers with easing crowded conditions. WTomen who registered too late for a University room were sent to Granville Towers. The difference in room rent has been lessened by the Uni versity's increase of $30 in the price of its rooms. "The real problem is with married students' housing," Wadsworth said. "Almost all available trailers and apart ments have been filled. There are still a few vacancies call ing in. We hope that some of the new apartments going up will help this situation." The shortage . of married student housing has been caused mainly by the remov al of temporary buildings from Victory Village. ' . On another problem, Wads worth noted that his office is again getting a flood of requests for room changes. "We don't make any changes for the first two or three weeks," he said. "WTe are trying to strike a happy medium between ab solutely no ' room changes and free moving about." Wadsworth noted that the housing situation changes con tinually from year to year as new buildings become avail able and others are turned to other purposes. James Residence Hall, now under construction, is slated for completion by next Sep tember. It will be the fourth high-rise dorm in the Morri-son-Ehringhaus - Craige sec tion. At that time, Smith, now a women's residence hall, will be converted to an office building. The women in Smith A tr C.arr. Will DC inuvv. Men from Carr and other Lower Quad dorms will be moved to the new James Dorm. . The University is now pro viding 2431 residence hall rooms for men, and 743 for women. These rooms have a total capacity of 6,324 per sons. "Single rooms are one of the most frequent requests," Wadsworth said. "We have only 58 single rooms avail able fore men: naturally we cannot fill all the requests, so there are many disappointed students. "We do our best to make everyone happy, but there just aren't enough accommo dations to satisfy everyone." Granville Towers can now accommodate 500 people. Oth er students are housing in off campus apartments, trailers and private homes. 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