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Chape! Hill, North Carolina, Wednesday, March 10, 1971
Vol. 79, No. 13
Founded February 23, 1893
by Lana S tames
'The administration and students
must work together to decide what type
of medical service they want," said a
health services consultant to the
University Wednesday following an open
meeting attended by some 140 to 150
Dr. John P. Curtis, director of health
services at the University of Georgia,
emphasized that he felt students and the
administration will have to actively work
together to determine what is the best
type of health service for this campus.
Dr. Curtis, Joseph Axelrod and Dr.
Addie L. Klotz were asked to come to
UNC by Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson to
evaluate the present health service
program and make recommendations for
its future operation.
The hearing Wednesday was held to
provide students with the opportunity to
voice their complaints and suggestions.
The consultants in turn had the
opportunity to receive feedback
concerning the present service.
"You are in fact the consumers and
the people who the health service should
be designed for. You may expect our
report to reflect all the things you have
told us," said Axelrod, director of health
services and planning at Yale University.
A petition from students of the School
of Public Health stated the failure of the
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Students who attended the open
hearing of health services Wednesday
generally agreed on the ineffectiveness
and undesirability of the present Student
Along with the many complaints and
suggestions offered several personal
experiences were shared with the three
health service consultants -Dr. John P.
Curtis, Joseph Axelrod and Dr. Addie L.
A student of the School of Social
Work related the problems she
encountered one morning at 3 a.m. when
she was stricken by severe chest pains.
Her roommate called the Infirmary to ask
if an ambulance could be sent over and
was told that such a service was not
provided. The nurse could not give her
the number of the ambulance service but
told her it could be found in the yellow
The ambulance arrived 15 to 20
minutes later escorted by three police
cars which were needed to locate the
apartment. On the way back to the
hospital the ambulance got lost.
Upon arrival at the Emergency Room
the woman was told she could not be
served because she was a student. Several
hours later she finally received medical
Another coed went to the Infirmary
with a dislocated jaw. It took her 45
minutes to see a physician and another 45
minutes to see an orthopedic surgeon.
Three months later she was billed for $54
for three sets of X-rays and an
examination by a doctor in the hospital.
The next day the X-rays would have
been free (she had been to the Infirmary
on Sunday). And the bill was received
late because the Infirmary is three
months behind on its bookkeeping.
"Sunday is not the right day to get
sick," said a male UNC student.
He went to the Infirmary with a
broken elbow, was examined by a nurse
and later a resident, in internal medicine.
His main concern was the the nurses
should take students more seriously and .
get rid of their "I don't want to be
Another student said that after-hours
is an equally bad time to get sick. He
went to the Infirmary with chills and a
103-degree temperature. The nurse
offered him an aspirin and told him to
come back the next day during hours. He
asked to see a doctor and then suggested
that he would feel better if he remained
there for the night. The nurse rejected the
idea and sent him home.
s v petition containing the names of 1,223 students is presented to a committee
which is studying the problems of the Student Infirmary Tuesday afternoon. The
petition states the failure of the present service to meet the health requirements of
students. (Staff photo by Cliff Koloyson)
rifirm aryunres p onsive
say hearing witnesses
present service to meet the health
requirements of students and asserted
that student input is both valuable and -necessary.
The Freshman Council helped
in circulating the petition which was
signed by 1 ,223 students during the two .
A statement by the North Carolina
Professionals for Health and the Public
Interest challenged the University to
correct the inadequacies of the Infirmary
and use the present opportunity to create
a model health facility.
The Student Health Committee,
composed of students from the Schools
of Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and
Medicine, endorsed the reports of the
Student Health and Welfare Committee.
The Health Committee contended the
present service is inconvenient, weak in
the areas of drug, gynecological and ;
mental health services and lacking in
health education facilities.
Mary Vallier, president of the
Association of Women Students,
suggested that a written policy statement
on the distribution of contraceptives and
contraceptive information be formulated ,
and be made known to students.
Other complaints and suggestions
raised by participants included:
The doctors in the Infirmary take an
hour-and-a-half lunch break 'at the same ,
.time. With a staff of 1 0 to 12 physicians,
why is this necessary? And why can't
arrangements be made so that a doctor
could serve one night a week in the
Physicians are doing private practice
in the Infirmary. The director's
philosophy concerning this matter is that
the doctors get tired of seeing students
and colds and this helps stimulate them. ,
Why shouldn't students' time, fees, etc.
enable them to see private patients?
What does the Infirmary do? They
have never given out any type of policy
statement, even to incoming freshmen.
The services that are offered need to be
made clear to students and the
The facilities for good medical care
are there but are not available to
Personnel is under-utilized. The
physicians spend time personally carrying
specimens to the lab or have students
carry their own. There is poor
communications and lack of direction.
There is a shortage of black nurses
The service is at times inconvenient.
Why not set up health stations or
basement clinics to take care of things
like the common cold or flu and provide
There's nothing repulsive about
working in Chapel Hill, so why can't the
service attract good doctors? Obviously
there's something wrong with it.
The campus health service has the
obligation to provide drug information.
There is a need for more space for
waiting rooms and offices, some sort of
screening process, a larger medical staff, a
long-term psychiatric aid and discussion
between students and the Infirmary
Pep rally today
for UNC cagers
A pep rally will be held this morning
to give the Tar Heel basketball team a
"big send-off to the Atlantic Coast
The rally will be held on the steps of
South Building at 10:50 ajn.
Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson, Coach
Dean Smith and the varsity basketball
squad will be present as the pep band and
the cheerleaders hold one last rally for
the team before the three-day
tournament which begins Thursday.
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The "Do Not Enter sign designates a one-way street
and cars should not enter. Yesterday you "could not enter"
by any means. The road work crew on the opposite side of
the Emerson field bleachers had dirt piled up so pedestrians
couldn't even get through. About the only tiling that miht
make it is the machine that's illegally parked in the A-l lot.
(Staff photo by Cliff Kolovson)
by Mary Ellis Gibson
The second Chapel Hill Walk Against
Hunger has received enthusiastic
community support say Walk organizers
and Mayor Howard Lee has agreed to lead
The Walk is scheduled for Saturday,
The Walk, a fund-raising project, is
sponsored locally by the YM-YWCA and
nationally by the American Freedom
from Hunger Foundation, a non-profit
non-governmental foundation initiated
by President Kennedy to enlist
individuals and businesses in the fight
The Foundation assists walks, but
local committees such as the YM-YWCA
make all decisions concerning the Walk.
The Walk has been endorsed by
Wilmer Cody, superintendent of the
Chapel Hill City school system.
Organizers of the Walk hope for support
from the local Parent-Teacher
Several merchants of Chapel Hill and
Carrboro have offered their support.
Campus Inn, Greyhouse Boutique, Glue
Factory and Paces have agreed to sponsor
the Walk. Kentucky Fried Chicken will
donate five barrels of chicken as part of
lunch for the walkers.
Walk cards will be available at desks in
the Carolina Union and at the Y for the
next two weeks. Persons wishing to join
the walk should pick up cards and find
sponsors who will agree to pay them a
certain amount -of money for each of the
25 miles they complete. The Walk begins
at 8 a.m. on March 20 in front of the
Institute of Government.
A pre-walk meeting for all walkers will
be held on Tuesday, March 16 at 7:30
p.m. in 106 Carrol Hall. Persons unable to
attend are encouraged to participate in
the Walk. Funds from the Walk are used
to assist local and foreign projects. The
Chapel Hill Inter-Church Council receives
42.5 per cent of the money collected.
Part of this money goes to the Loan and
Grant Fund to provide such necessities as
food, fuel and money for rent and
medical bills for low-income families in
emergency situations. Part of the money
is loaned with no interest, and part is
given in the form of grants according to
the need of the applicant.
The remainder of the funds given to
the Inter-Church Council is used for
counseling to help people become aware
of other social service benefits which are
available to them. This year, part of the
Walk funds will go to new development
projects which will help people to break
out the poverty cycle.
The American Friends Service
Committee in Mexico will receive 42.5
per cent of the Walk funds which will be
used for the upkeep of volunteers who
train Mexican farmers in modern
Fifteen per cent of the Walk funds will
go to the American Freedom from
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Hunger Foundation for organizing other
Scott Morgan, UNC coordinator of the
Walk, estimates that 200 people have
already decided to walk. Last year about
300 walkers raised over $9,000 for the
fight against hunger.
Morgan hopes "the Walk will be well
supported because the problems of
hunger and development demand more
priority than is currently given them. The
Walk is the first step in reshaping these
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Weed cause of bad tripp
:: by Mike Parnell
:: News Editor
:: "He was alternately coherent and
incoherent. His head kept dropping
:$ between his knees. He was nauseous
:$ and dizzy. I finally gave him half a
: gram of nyacin and he relaxed and
g slept it off."
Her voice trembled as the woman
:: gave the account of. her husband's
:: "horrendously bad trip." The drug she
gave him, nyacin, is used to bring
people down from bad LSD trips.
: What substance had caused his bad
:$ trip, she was asked. "Rococo weed,"
::; she said.
The University employe, who
S refused to be identified, discussed the
effects of the "new drug" on her
30-year-old husband. He smoked the
: weed at 4 p.m. and didn't come down
: until after she gave him the nyacin at
:$ What is rococo weed? Where does it
g- A letter to the editor in The Daily
:: Tar Heel two weeks ago described a
j:: new "wonder drug." It was called
$: rococo, said the authors of the letter.
$: They had searched for weeks for a
:j: drug to supplant marijuana, which is
S illegla, and had stumbled upon a weed
ijij which gave them the safrie kind of high
as grass. They called it rococo.
$: The weed was good', said the letter
j:j: writers, and as yet it hadn't been
S discovered and made illegal. The
S writers said their intent was to
circulate the weed, which is smoked
just like marijuana, and gain the ;j
reactions of students to it.
The University employe's husband :
had obtained some of the weed. His ::':
"horrendously bad trip" was the
result, according to his wife.
"I don't know where he got it," she :g
related, "and he won't tell me. But it
scared me to death." :
The woman said she had grown up
on a farm and she had an idea what
this "wonder drug" was-jimson weed.
"Jimson weed is poisonous," she :
said, "but it fits the description of the g
weed found by the letter writers. j:-:
"We always kept livestock away :
from jimson weed on the farm," she :
continued, "because it was more toxic ::
than morning glory weed and was ::
known to kill."
Why did she call The Daily Tar Heel
"I wanted students to be aware of :
the dangers of rococo," she replied. :
"If they insist on trying it, they should g
be sure to have some nyacin (which is
obtained only by prescription) around.
The normal dose to counteract LSD is ::"
1 or 2 grams. j:
"I could only get my husband to :
take half a gram, though," she said, :
"he was just out of his mind.
"I called Hot Line during his trip :
and asked them about jimson weed," $:
she continued. 'They told me there i;j
was a thin line between being high and :
being sick when you took jimson.
"I just thought yoff might like to g
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by Bob Chapman
(Editor's note: This is the first article in a series
describing a recent poll of XROTC students on
campus and their views on three major
issues Vietnam, drugs and the ROTC program.)
The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps
(NROTC) has conic under close scrutiny this year.
,To cet an insight on how NROTC students on the
UNcainpus feel about various issues, an opinion
poll was taken recently by several Navy
The poll considered questions about Vietnam,
drugs, domestic problems, the military-industrial
complex and NROTC, Names were not put on the
surveys to insure candid comments by the
Contrary to the arguments of the anti-ROTC
groups, the middies did not have one straight line
opinion of the topics. The results showed a diverse
spectrum of opinion that one would expect to find
with any group of University students.
The midshipmen do not revel in military
daydreams nor do they accept what they are told
"It seems ai though others forget quite often
that ROTC students are also college students."
commented Paul Glickstein. the NROTC student
who headed the survey. "And like other college
students, they haven't stopped thinking."
The poll represented the thinking of ll7
midshipmen, roughly SO per cnet of the 250-plus
EOTG m po
students in the NROTC unit. Percentages -and
tabulation spot-checks were found and conducted
by a member of J.K Lasser and Co., a national
Overall, the middies showed moderation in
opinion toward the issue of Vietnam, although
more than half now oppose the Tonkin Gulf
Resolution. General attitudes toward drugs
showed almost three-quarters favor the legalization
of marijuana and few would turn in a user of
The Navy students decided the gravest problem
facing the country today include pollution and
conservation, inflation and unemployment and
poverty in that order. They also showed concern
for urban deterioration and racial inequity.
As could be expected, they responded liberally
toward loosening of haircut regulations and a
cutback on the bi-weekly drill sessions. More than
half are content with the curriculum load, the poll
showed, and slightly more than a quarter of the
officer candidates would favor the abolition of
Perhaps the most obvious thing the poll
brought out is the trend toward a more liberal
attitude as a student rises from a freshman to a
senior. ' -
In the question "Do you favor the President's
program of phased withdrawal or do you favor
immediate withdrawal (from Vietnam)?" the
overall percentage favoring the Nixon plan was
68.0 per cent. The breakdown, however, showed
freshmen. 77.6 per cent: sophomores. 72.2 per
cent: juniors 54.S per cent: and seniors 44.4 per
Only 27.6 per cent of the freshmen would favor
legalization of marijuana, but the senior class
shows 51.4 per cent favor a change in the drug
National polls show this liberalizing affect of
universities on students. One could argue that the
polls show this to be true of NROTC students.
They become more liberal than learn to accept
purely military ideas and opinions.
"It shows the NROTC students are the same as
any other students on campus," said Capt. Vincent
Anania, commanding officer. "It shows we are a
cross-section of the college students, and a good
one, as far as I am concerned."
next article in the series concerns the
views of NROTC students tn campus about