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Wednesday. September 2, 1971
.Mayor tells student
to register and vote
The Daily Tar Heel
"Students should be encouraged to
register and vote in Chapel Hill," mayor
Howard Lee told a UNC student audience
during orientation Wednesday.
"When students come here, they
become citizens of Chapel Hill-no more,
no less than anyone else," he added.
encouraging young people to get involved
in city government.
Lee added, "Decisions made by the
city leaders affect students, who live here
nine or 12 months a year, a lot more than
decisions in the student's original home
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by Charles Jeffries
A bill to allow the sale of beer until 1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and the
consumption of it in taverns until 1 :30 was passed by the N.C. General Assembly on
The bill applies to both taverns and retail outlets who sell beer but does not apply
to those retail outlets that do not have licenses to permit consumption.
Larlier in the summer The Daily Tar Heel checked with the operators of taverns and
retailers and found most of them somewhat wary of the new law.
After staying open until 2:30 (Eastern Daylight Time) during the latter part of the
summer, many of them have changed their attitudes.
"I've found that a lot of people like to drink until the early hours of the morning,"
says Dennis Kearney, owner of the Gaslight Inn, a new tavern in town.
Another new tavern, the Fat City Saloon, located in the alley behind the
Zoom-Zoom, also experienced lucrative business in the wake of the new law.
The managers of the Scoreboard, the Shack and Clarence's Bar and Grill also said
they may stay open when school starts to accomodate the new students.
The new beer laws were passed with very little opposition on the floors of the
Assembly and have been well recieived throughout the state.
Like most new laws though, the new beer laws have some bugs which the N.C.
attorney general is still strying to work out.
There is a section in the bill which allows those establishments who have a
brownbagging license to sell beer on Sundays, but in most counties this conflicts with
existing Blue Laws. The Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen have asked the attorney
general for clarification of the new law as it applies to the town.
On the issue of Sunday beer sales, many of the owners expressed dissatisfaction
over the fact that the new law explictly gives them the right to sell, yet the local
ordinances forbid such sales.
One owner who wished to remain anonymous said he agrees with the local
ordinances forbidding the sale of beer on Sundays because "the students raise enough
hell on weekdays and who knows what they'd do if they could drink on Sunday."
At the present many students go to Creedmoor or as far away as Greensboro to
purchase beer on Sundays.
Ltheridgc Baker, owner of the new Campus Party Store, says the prohibition of
beer sales on Sunday is a big help to the local bootleggers, and he believes that even if
Sunday sales were allowed, the bootlegger would still be in business.
Most of the tavern owners expressed pleasure over the new law saying it had more
flexibility because they did not now have to ask their customers to hurry and drink up
because of the old beer closing hours of 11:45 p.m.
Since the new law was passed during Eastern Daylight Time, when the time goes
bjck an hour on the last Sunday of October, so will the new beer law. '
Lee, first black mayo: of a
predominantly white Southern town, is
serving his third year in office.
Lee also called for an
University's practice of
S100.000 annual contribution to the
town. In its place, Lee called on the N.C.
Legislature to declare Chapel Hill an
"impacted area" and begin making direct,
larger state payments to the city, m Leu
"There are 3.300 acres of land
belonging to the University in the city
Limits, including the airport, Carolina Inn,
utility facilities and the buildings for
several stores on Franklin Street," Lee
"This land and the profits from these
enterprises are untaxed, and the town
unfairly must then provide all the city
services it provides for taxpaying users.'
He also indicated the street vending
controversy is nearing a solution. "Within
a very few weeks, I believe vendors will
be back on the streets with minimal
restrictions protecting pedestrians and
traffic flow on the sidewalks." he
remarked. Lee said having vendors is an
asset to the town.
Recently, the town Board of
Aldermen prohibited street vendors,
forcing the flower ladies and others to sell
in alleys and on private areas of the
Lee, expanding on his statement about
the University's role in the community,
reiterated his campaign pledge to "get the
University out of the utilities business."
He said he expected such a plan to be
formulated within the year. A state
commission and a city utilities
commission are working on the problem,
according to Lee.
The University owns the electric,
telephone and water companies in the
Chapel Hill area.
On the 18-year-old vote issue, Lee
concluded students with time, energy and
commitment to the community should
think seriously about seeking posts in
town and area government, "an elective
office if the student thinks it best."
Lee announced he probably would not
seek election to a third term in Chapel
Hill and will decide by December whether
to seek the statewide post of labor
commissioner in the May 2, 1972 primary.
Lee has said he thinks he can win the
post, and become the first black elected
to statewide office.
'There is a potential for political
revolution every time citizens go to the
ballot box in this country." Lee
concluded, urging students in attendance
to seek change through political action.
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changing the schedules that the University "surely didn't mean
For Umstead Hospital
to give me." Drop-add continue, todav m the jr
departmenti,on campus. (Staff photo bv Johr.nv LinJaM i
The YM-YWC.Vs Umstead Hospiul
Committee is recruiting volunteers to
work with mentally disturbed patients.
Kathy McGuire. committee chairman,
said volunteers are needed for the fall
semester to work with patients in
recreation, occupational therapy,
geriatrics and other areas.
Umstead is a state psychiatric hospital
located in Butner, N.C.
"The program benefits the volunteers
as well as the patients." Miss McGuire
said. "Volunteering at the hospital
provides practical experience for students
interested in mental health careers. K:t
the program is open to all students."'
Volunteers must work at the hospital
one ' afternoon a week for the semester,
"After working with patients each
afternoon."" Miss McGuire explained,
"volunteers meet with a member of the
hospital staff to discuss the work and
learn more about mental illness."
The committee depends on volunteers
with cars to provide transportation to the
hospital, but uiil help pa'.
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Carpet sale continues
volunteering should till out an appK .
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volunteers next I hursdav . Sep: 1 '
p.m. m the Student Union
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from 1 to 4 p.m. each day through next
week. The sale is taking place on the west
patio of the Student Union.
New carpets are coming in daily,
according to Robert Wilson, presidential
advisor on residence life. The carpets are
bgjng sold for about S3 per square yard,
which is about 60 percent off the retaii
price, according to Wilson.
"The sales are available to students
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