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75 Years of Edit-rial FneJoni
Thursday, September 2, 1971
Founded February 23. 1893
Vol. 80, No. 2
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Jeff Brown and a friend recently enjoyed some of the hot
weather which will soon leave us by rowing across University
Required by state
ocal utility deposits skyrocket
by Lvans Witt
The deposits required for water and
electric service to private, off-campus
living units have risen for many students
due to regulation of University-owned
utilifties by the N.C Utilities Commission.
Many students requesting utilities be
connected to their apartments or houses
will be forced to pay a $25 or $50
deposit as compared to the S10 deposit
Compliance with Utilities Commission
regulations is the reason for the increase,
according to John Temple, assistant vice
rojeet Jrimton cancelled;
by Sue English
Project Hinton, the two- ear-old
co-educational living experiment in
Ilinton-James Dorm has been cancelled
A meeting will be held on the 10th
floor of James at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 7. to
offer reasons for the cancellation.
Claiborne S. Jones, assistant to the
Chancellor, will preside at the meeting.
In the meantime, residence advisors
and students in James will decide what to
do in place of the project.
Split into one wing for men and
another for women, the dorm is
organizing into '"houses."" bach tloor
by Jessica Hanchar
"My room's fine until vou go in somebodv
else's room and sec how big ii is jnd then vou'ie
sick." said Maltha Hall, a junioi lioin (icoigia
"Sine I'd tuple up again. I don" l wain to shove
anyone out into the siiect: but at ilic same tunc I
don't want to get shoved culicr." said anoihci
These two statements aic just a lew of
wide-ranging comments horn victims ol the
oveiciowded doim situation.
The main pioblcm cpicsed In most siuJenis
was a lack ol space.
Gailand Ussci V . a juuioi lumi oiuood. living
in an oveiciowded loom in Old I .m. s.nd. "I wo
closets don't woik loi tin cc people " L- would
ijve up close! space. Iiowcvci. il lie h.ul a Jussci
Lake. Any student
located on Highway
chancellor for business.
Lack of regulation over the rates and
service of the Unversity-owned utilities
a major source of town and campus
disagreement for the past several years -was
eliminated by State Senate bill 574
That bill changed the definition of
"public utilities" in the state to include
University-owned facilities, according to
Allen Clapp of the division of engineering
of the Utilities Commission.
There is still some question as to when
the regulation of local utilities goes into
effect, Clapp said. Complete regulation
to explain why
sponsors activities for meals and
Students on the ninth and 10th floors.
Project Hinton's home, will meet Sept. 2
to decide whether to continue working
together. A faculty advisor has suggested
maintaining a "nucleus" on the two
floors, in hopes the project will be
reinstated for ll73.
A member of last year's project said
many students planning to participate in
(his year's program were not notified
when the administration decided to
discontinue the project.
'"Unofficially. I would say the reason
for the cancellation was that the
University could not justify giving so
of his own. "I've got one drawer light now.
Thae's not even a place to put a loothbiush." he
Most students sav they will realiv feel the
effect of ovciciowding once classes and siudv u;g
begin ""I don't know what wc'ic going to do when
classes stall." s.nd Debbie Kane, a licsliman tiom
l ianklm living in an oveiciowded ("onnoi Doim
loom. "At least we have two desks. Some guU
don't even have anv desks "
"I guess I'll use the lop of nn mink as a Jcsk."
said one ol hci loommaies. Janet Shoe, a Ircslmun
Although the Office ol Residence Lite notified
most oveiciowded students of then situations m
.ulvance. those mici viewed had not expected
c.mhIiI ions to be ihis bad
"I though we would at least have oin own
di.iwei sp.uc." said Sally McCailum. a licslmiati
lioin I auiiiibiiig in ( onnoi doim
" I he IcUet s.nd e.uh gnl would have a desk and
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can rent a boat at the Lake, which is
54 east. (Staff photo by John Gellman)
by the commission will take effect Jan. 1,
1973, he noted.
Temple said the University's business
division is attempting to change all of its
policies, including those on deposits, to
bring them in line with those required by
While a $10 deposit was formerly
required for all water and electric service,
the new, increased leposit is required
only of those who cannot establish a
good credit rating, Temple explained.
"Unfortunately, this catches many
students who simply don't have credit
ratings," he said.
Temple added as soon as a customer
much time to 200 students when the
housing situation is so crucial," one
student said. He did not wish to be
"The reasons may be valid, but they
are poor," he said. "There are more than
200 people interested in the project."
Bob Voitle, director of Project Hinton
last year, resigned during the summer.
"I resigned for personal reasons,"
Voitle esplained. "I could have handled
the job if there were not so many
Voitle said if the administration is
going to be persuaded to continue the
project, it will be at the meeting
scheduled for Sept. 7.
diessci foi hersell." said one gnl altei pointing oat
two drcssds and two desks
Miss Hall, who did not know she wjs being put
m the studv room until she ai lived on camp. is.
said. "When vou walk into a room with no beds,
vou'ie kmd ol amaed." The beds arrived soon,
but the dicsseis aic vet to be seen "Thev (the
Housing Oiluc) keep telling lis our dicsseis aie
coming, but that's a'oai all." s!u- complained.
The Office of Residence Lite has told most
students eiia dicsseis and desks aic coming, but
mosi mteiviewed cvpicsscd little hope loi
cluneni the picscnt situations.
Suipiising'v enotiuli. the least ineuin-nd
pioblcm was contlid am''g the oupa;ils which
mi-lii be ducctlv i el.: led in m.i -viowdnie,.
"We all get along Usi gic.it." saVs John 1 o! Us. a
ticshnia'' tiom ii'sion-Sa'cia 1 ol i is i iris w n h
two othci ticshmcn.
Vtlmuuh most occupants ol the tuple looms
by Doug Hall
The Student Services Commission
charged Wednesday refrigerator permits
have been handled improperly, preventing
some students from having an equal
chance at getting permits.
But the UNC Office of Residence Life,
which handles permit distribution said
the process went "smoothly" and
students had equal chance at the permits.
The Student Services Commission
rents authorized refrigerators to students.
Director Robert Grady charged the time
for distribution of permits was not made
clear and some students did not know
when to pick them up.
Grady said permits were originally
scheduled to be given out beginning 10
a.m. Wednesday at nine locations on
campus, but changes in time and location
of distribution points were made
Charles Gilliam, a student legislator
established a record of prompt payment
with University Service Plants, the
deposit would be refunded.
"We're in the process of getting all
these changes on computer," he said,
"and we can't really say how long it will
be before a deposit would be refunded."
The deposit will be returned if service
is terminated, Temple said, as long as the
customer does not have any outstanding
The basis for the deposit is essentially
the average two-month bill of the type of
living unti to be serviced, Temple said.
According to the service representative
of the electric utility business office, the
difference between a S25 deposit and a
$50 deposit depends on the residence. If
the unit is all-electric, the service
representative explained, the deposit is
This change in the policy brings the
University in line with the Commission's
regulations and protects the University
from losing as much money on bad debts,
Temple said. It also reduces the number
of people who must pay deposits to
roughly 20 per cent of those who paid
Temple said a delay of the deposit
increase could not come under Pres.
Nixon's 90 wage-price freeze. He said the
increase began July 1.
TODAY: Partly cloudy and
mild: temperatures to range into
low S0s: 20 per cent chance of rain
this afternoon. 10 per cent chance
tonight: showers expected to
continue through Friday .
room iror uooujaBFiisjii
loi ihe icnl
landed f mm
and a member of the Student Service
Commission. sa;d he received reports
permits were issued Tuesday night on one
floor of Cobb Dormitory and on at least
three floors of Morrison Dormitory.
And permits were scheduled to be
distributed Wednesdav mght on another
floor of Morrison. Gilliam said.
John Meeker, assistant director of
Residence Life, m charge of permit
distribution, said. "To my knowledge,
there were no irregularities m the permit
"There were discussions on some
floors Tuesday mght about the permits."
Meeker said, "and there were probably
some rumors about permits given out
Meeker said changes were made m the
location of distribution points Tuesday,
but students were notified by residence
advisors (RAs) and by posters on each
The distribution was changed in only
two places - L hringhaus and Craige
dormitories. Meeker said - and these
changes were made at the students'
"There appears to have been very little
confusion in each living area about the
method of distribution." declared Robert
Kepner, director of Residence Life.
"From all the reports I have received,
there were no serious difficulties involved
Grady and Gilliam both contended
there was confusion and even RAs and
college masters were not told of
distribution plans in many cases.
They said many students failed to get
their names into lotteries for refrigerators
or failed to get into lines early enough to
obtain permits because of confusion.
The Student Services Commission had
originally planned to begin renting
refrigerators at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the
same locations permits were being issued.
Because of the alleged "mix-up" in
permit distribution, Grady said the
Student Service Commission will begin
renting refrigerators at 2 p.m. today at
DTH older then,
ut younger noiv
The Daily Tar Heel will he 79
years old in February tor the
It has been determined The
Daily Tar Heel celebrated its 7)th
birthday last February, when it
should have celebrated its 7oth
The error was brought to our
attention w h e n w e w e r e
determining what volume we would
be this year. The Daily Tar Heel
began volume SO with its
William S. Powell, curator lor
the North Carolina Collection of
Wilson Library, did some research
earlier this week on the volume
question. He noted that volume 1
benan on Februarv 23. 1S()3. our
were aware ol the piomscd 10 per cent reduction
in loom lenl.manv said thev paid the tu'l amount,
but icceived no woid Itum the Hn.ismg Oiluc
loom three ditleienl pives were (.pioi-ed "Thcie aic ) ii two wjsheis a;, J .
paid In cadi vc'apa'it. These prues
S I ' Mm.
One occiip.ini hil'l'.suJ the rHi:i tent rctn
ii ii -l . lit
nv l lie wUpa'Hs ! a cloutiic io.
be split among the three.
l think it's preltv bad that we luvc l. pav
:;uidi and noi have the Ijcihiics iahcr domis
have." said MaiLnc Oumn. a freshman I r n i Kiel's
Mi iu:; la in bv ui-e in ( i nn i
"" I Ii v !: 'lie ihev ic 'i.ikitc ill , ! us s!.i ntKl
::i .: kld.c. :lu l .n.." d,,- v;.d
M.,! v t the s.i,!ei.is s;...kcd ihen ihi.e beds
Ihe pei so?, in the wpp.i::;"-: bunk ha'dv h.i two
tee l oi sp.uc oveihc-ul
Wt'h v is i s j i H ! i on! '.'w d.:',s ivv v . some
u'sivleiOs cpiesst-, i.--ivM
three location- Cobb basement.
Morrison and James.
The refrigerator rent to: $ 1 per
semeter. or $33 per school er with a
Meeker ud permit distribution po--t
ere changed to eliminate long line
Permits original!) were f be i.u J m
the social room of Morr..or. and Jamc
dormitories, he said, but student and the
Office of Residence Life decided later t .-
distribute the permits b Jloors
On North Campus, the number of
distribution points was increased m an
attempt to eliminate the "mass vt
people" waiting m lines. Meeker said.
Meeker said the permits were given to
RAs at noon Tueda. and RAs were told
at that time when and where to distribute
Kepner said. "The method this ear
was far better than last ear when
hundreds and hundreds of students had
to stand outside the Student Union tor
hours and hours.
"We decentralized the distribution ot
permits this year to benefit the students."
Kepner added an electrical survev is
presently being conducted to determine
how many refrigerators dormitories can
There are no results vet trom the
survey which began in mid -summer .
Grady said. "The important thing is
that the electrical survey be completed
and quotas for refrigerators be raised in
dormitories were it is possible."
The Student Services Commission has
600 refrigerators for rent, and about
1.300 refrigerator permits have been
issued by the University.
The Student Services will have
refrigerators for rent, beginning at 2 p.m.
today in Morrison, James and Cobb
The 600 dormitories will be rented on
a "first come, first serve" basis, and long
lines are expected at rental locations.
tirst issue, and ended on M.i IS o!
the same v ear.
Volume 2 began on Sept. 2,
1S(3. and ended in May ot the next
So. because we had two volumes
in one year, we are volume SO now.
And. even though we celebrated
our 7(Jth birthday last l ebruar;. 23.
we are onk 7K years old.
So now we are correct oti our
volumes and our age. IlieDaiK I ar
Heel is S years old and this issue is
volume SO. number 2.
I he only bad thing is dial we
have to celebrate our 7nth butlidav
And SO would have been a -J(k
The oVClclnw Jlf-i.' i ol.l. kl'J :. l
students ft i .r nwded f-i-:N ha' J - -
'l . v ci v i ii ;! e is -j ov c i c r a ded . J '
I here . ic n ki'dien !
i(oiiil bo.iid m Mm Joii.i. ,; t . J '
- jci jioi ,isi..r
"V.t oi.lv is ii monvemcM b-r si,.- j.JJ.-J.
"It-al ihe li.jlhr on; aKo crowded lot older
st ildc III s o!i ihe ll'Hi!
Ihe satiation does appeal in e e.;s! g.
.ucidi"g iui iosi m i cr viewed.
"Thev v:v il wjv on!v t eiup'. i ai V . loleJ a
v-vd. "but thev didn'i viv how f. .n-j lenipmi v
One siudenl. howcvei. wjs v'lad he had 'wn
tbc looiiHM.iies "1 tdoiidil thev would pul lour
m ihis lo si'i. he surd "That would be absolute!)
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