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Harry Bryan, Editor
Monday, September 6. 1971
should not be lost
When Chapel Hill's aldermen
meet today, the main topic of
discussion is expected to center on
what is to be done with the street
vendors, who were last banned
from Franklin Street July I.
According to Mayor Howard
Lee, the vendors will probably be
allowed to return to the street in
the next few weeks with only
"minimal restrictions protecting
pedestrians and traffic How on the
Hopefully the mayor is correct,
for the street vendors are as much a
part of Chapel Hill as any other
thing the downtown area has to
As everyone knows, Chapel Hill
is a college town, and whether the
aldermen can accept it or not, it
must relate to a campus scene that
is constantly changing. Street
people and street vendors have
become an integral part of that
scene, and without them, a part of
the atmosphere of the Chapel Hill
college community which seems
to attract many students to this
University will be lost.
from The Greensboro
Governor Scott's second public
address in Asheville during the last
month - unlike his first - did not
castigate his favorite whipping boy,
the Consolidated University of
At the AFL-CIO convention last
week, instead. His Excellency
indulged in sweet words of praise
both for the personal leadership of
President William Friday and the
excellence of the institutions he
The praise came at an opportune
For the last nine months the
Governor has mounted a campaign
to restructure higher education; but
having found his green stamps in
shoi supply after a caustic round
of v c- r and rue. Mr. Scott now
reco. i.cs that he cannot bulldoze
his way toward educational reform.
He cannot, in a word, abolish the
40-year-old Consolidated University
but must attempt to find some
means of building on what is good
in that system.
At Asheville, for the first time,
the Governor called for "an
extension of the concept of the
Consolidated University to include
the entire system."
That kind of talk could be the
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Harry Bryan, Editor
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Alderman Ross Scroggs has
questioned whether or not the
vendors should be allowed to use
public property for private gain,
and he would be correct if the
vendors were contributing nothing
to the town.
But as was said, they do make a
valuable contribution and should be
allowed to return.
Perhaps the best way to solve
the issue is to put it before the
residents of the Chapel Hill and
Let the vendors return, and if
someone disapproves of the
vendors' presence on Franklin
Street, let him boycott their
products. If no one will buy their
wares, the vendors will obviously
leave the street and never return
Chances are, though, that the
majority doesn't mind the vendors'
presence, and, if allowed to return,
the vendors will continue to thrive
and remain a part of the Chapel Hill
start of a leadership effort to bring
contending factions together in
their search for effective
Certainly there is no reluctance
on the part of Consolidated
University leaders to go along with
a restructuring blueprint which
preserves the university as the apex
of the educational system - a
concept wisely envisioned by the
Carlyle Commission. Much of the
difficulty, rather, lies in whether
such a system would include a
board with governing, not
Governor Scott can render the
State of North Carolina a great
service if he continues to emphasize
the positive instead of the negative
in his search for effective
It makes sense to build on the
sturdy foundations- of the
Consolidated University. That
merged system has proved its worth
for almost half a century. By using
its foundation to move forward -perhaps
even in stages or by steps
the Governor and the General
Assembly may come up with a plan
palatable to majorities on both
The drug information booklet, "On
Either Side of the Mushroom" includes
virtually everything one should know
about the phenomenon of drug use
except w here to buy the stuff.
It will be distributed beginning today
to UNC students at no cost. It was
produced by the 1 7 member UNC Drug
Information Coordinating Committee
with a SI 0,000 grant from the University.
This is undoubtedly one of the best
SI 0.000 the administration has ever
"On Either Side of the Mushroom"
includes a description of hundreds of
drugs and other controlled substances,
giving readers an idea of the pleasures and
hazards associated with their use. It
includes a description of both physical
and psychological effects that users can
Assistant Dean of Men Pete Hall
worked extensively on the production of
the booklet. "Our purpose was to enable
people to make a reasonable, intelligent
decision in the matter of drug use." he
said. "We are not conce.ned with gaining
converts to any philosophy."
The committee and the University felt
that a drug information booklet was
by Lana S tames
Dr. Takey Crist
Question: What is an ectopic
pregnancy? - Signed, Cindy.
Dear Cindy: Occasionaly the
implantation of an egg occurs n a s:te
other than in the uterine cavity (lining of
the Uterus). When this condition occurs it
is called an ectopic pregnancy. It is
thought to occur in about one per cent cf
Question: Now that we, as IS
year-olds, are considered to be adults
what changes have taken effect in N. C.
Memorial Hospital regarding abortion?
What are the necessary requirements that
must bne met? - Signed, IS.
Dear 18: The legal age for consent to
any medical threatment, including
surgical operation, is 1 8 or emancipation.
.cNTlv THE UAXELST IN
Lee qualified for
Once in a while, a political leader
emerges who makes sense, who doesn't
try to hide what he means behind a
smokescreen of verbiage.
Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee seems
to fit the description. Lee is perhaps the
most ambitious black politician in the
state. Three years ago a political
unknown, he has emerged into a figure
recognized throughout the state.
Since the defeat of Reginald Hawkins,
Sr., in the Democratic primary for
governor in 1968, many have speculated
about the possibility of blacks again
running for high office in the state.
In the last several weeks, Howard Lee
has been moving toward a committment
to run for N.C.. labor commissioner, a
Council of State position voted on across
Lee thinks he has a good chance to be
the first black person elected to state
wide office in North Carolina. He sees his
candidacy as being a good thing both for
himself and for the state "to test the
attitude of an electorate only 20 per cent
Lee, who holds an M.A. degree in
social work, thinks he will be able to pull
heavily from the student and youth vote,
the liberal vote and from the black
Lee has not yet made a final decision.
necessary due to widespread drug use in
Chapel Hill. "On Either Side of the
Mushroom" was put together to try to
squelch some of the mis-information
The committee found that drug use
among UNC students is mainly limited to
marijuana, the hallucinogens,
amphetamines and barbituates. "We
found the use of heroin and the opiates
to be mainly limited to non-students in
the Chapel Hill area," Dean of Men Fred
A special problem among drug users is
the multiple drug user. Hall said the drug
information committee found that this
type of user is doing "geometric damage"
to himself rather than arithmetic damage.
"The multiple drug user doesn't realize
that the effects of one drug intensify the
effects of another."
The booklet includes a section of leeal
advice that tells a user how to act from
the arrest to the hanging. Qit this section
out and put it in your wallet.
Committeeman Debbi Potter was in
charge of researching and writing this
"We found most of the existing drug
booklets inadequate for UNC students
Such right include any medical
d t -1 c h ? a ! h - - - -
one's self or for his child.
There is no age Lrr.i:. that is. ar.
minor may consent alone to medical help
services to determine the presence cr
treat venereal diseases and other diseases
reported under G.S. 150-1 31.
The requirement for an abortion is the
signature of two physicians, one of whom
shall be doing the abortion operation.
Question: I have just started taking the
pill and I overlooked asking my doctor
one important question: How long can I
take the pill? - Signed. B.S.
Dear B.S.: The length of time varies
with a doctor's philosophy and h.s
interpretation of recent literature on oral
contraceptives. Some physicians feel that
a woman who hasn't started her family
should not be on the pill longer than four
years without coming off it and using
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He indicated a decision will be announced
in November or December. The issue will
be decided in the May 2 Democratic
The Commissioner of Labor has not
been an important person in the past, but
Lee hopes to be. He hopes to help labor,
to get better health and safety standards
for the state's workers and to show the
voters that a black man in office is not to
be feared (or supported) because of his
Lee sees no blacks being elected as
governor or lieutenant governor "in the
He is being supported by Wilbur
Hobby, president of the state AFL-CIO.
Labor delegates at Thursday's state
AFL-CIO gave Lee a standing ovation
when he addressed them in Asheville.
Lee, who hopes for strong support in
the student community, cited his efforts
in Chapel Hill as indicators of his
responsiveness to youth. He promised to
visit every college and university campus
in the state between now and the May 2,
1972 primary, if he throws his hat into
The mayor supports student voting in
college communities, saying that it is
"one of the biggest steps toward
establishing a true democracy in our
society. The old argument about students
from a legal point of view," she said.
"They are mainly concerned with drug
laws on a national level."
Potter said a Chapel Hill l3w firm was
asked to review this section of the
booklet to insure its accuracy. Professors
in the School of Pharmacy were asked for
help in the preparing of sections of the
book dealing with drugs and their effects.
The obvious criticism of such a
booklet is that by its very nature it may
encourage drug use. I find this criticism
false. The booklet is balanced without
The decision of what tone to put the
material into was agonized by the
committee. "Do you attempt to placate
all sides and say nothing or do you call
them as you see them and create some
criticism," said Dean Schroeder.
1 believe the booklet's tone and style is
professional without being preachy,
accurate without being boring. As Debbi
Potter put it. "We aren't trying to
dissuade you from dome anything you
are already domg, one way or the other."
I urge everyone on cither side of the
mushroom to get a copy of this booklet
and read it.
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Question: hat is the mol common
type of birth control used throughout the
world. - Signed. Curious.
Dear Cur.ous: The rr.o: widely ued
er. I: appeared m Furope ir.
':h centum The
condom ser.es two purposes avoid
pregnancy and prevent general disease
Ouestion: I know that alcohol and
drugs affect sexual functioning but can
cigarette smoking, especially if one
smokes heail? - Signed. Smoker.
Dear Smoker: We are not aware of an
well controlled studies that have
researched the matter. If anyone knows
of any evidence we would appreciate the
state labor office
voting hugh bond Issues is an excuse,
students are not given enough credit for
He indicated he will appoint students
and other young people in the
community (under 25) to the next three
or four openings on town agencies, such
as the Housing Authority,
Redevelopment Commission, Recreation
Board and Planning Board.
Howard Lee has my full support if he
decides to run. If we had a few more
Howard Lees, perhaps politics would be a
little more hopeful.
POLITICAL NOTLS: With the
primary "just" eight months away, local
politicos are beginning their annual rites.
Two state senate seats, two state house
seats and three spots on the County
Board of Commissioners will be open in
72. Primary fights seem brewing for all
spots. The county YDC meeting
September 29 may see the first blood
drawn this political season, as a new
president is chosen. Two candidates are in
REGISTER to vote-Thursdays, 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m., second floor of the new town
hall. If you live off campus, you can
register if you say Chapel Hill is your
home for the forseeable future. Dorm
residents have a little harder time, but it's
worth your time to take a try now if you
lived here last year. New students have to
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Question Ho old should I be before
having a pelvic, cancer smear and breast
etam" - Srgr.ed. Freshman.
Dear Freshman We're not sure aje
really makes a difference. A pe'.v.c. cancer
smear and breast exam should be a part
of every physical examination for an
our.g w oman
Question: I hae been having trouble
getting to sleep lately after my boyfriend
and I hue had intercourse. Th problem
has reilly been bothering me and I would
like to know what could be causing my
insomnia -Signed. Sleepless.
Dear Sleepless. The cerebral cortex
wry sensitive organ and m spite of what
we feel consciously we may not be able
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(Letters should be addressed to Lana
Stirnes and Dr. Takey Crist, in care of
The Daily Tar Heel. Student Union.
Chapel Hill. N C. 27514)
COn RIGHT JQ'l by I a-.a S:;va
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To the editor:
I've read several letters in the Tar Heci
recently which either support or
complain about the food service or,
campus. One letter attacked the new Pine
Room set-up and one letter attacked the
use of styrofoam cups in the Union Snack
I agree with both of these complaints
But I read in the Orientation Issue of the
DTH that Student Body President Joe
Stalhngs was going to organize a student
committee on the food service. I hope
that Mr. Stalling will do so. and will do
so with great speed.
The food service can't be expected to
know what students want unless we tl!
them, and this committee is urgently
needed. Be quick. Mr. Stjllmgs, he quick.
t orn Simms
wait 30 days, until Oct. 2-sarne if you
moved from onampus to off-campus (3
different precinct). Your vote can make a
STATE leaders and University officials
are bracing for next week's higher
education hearings. UNC administrators
will be out in force to make sure Chapel
Hill doesn't draw the short straw, a
HILLSBOROUGH Mayor Fred ( ates
has thrown his hat into the ring for one
of the Orange-Chatham County district
seats in the General Assembly.
Cates told me he expected to make
good inroads into the student and black
vote, but county leaders peg him as a
conservative, meeting with 3 cool
reception in both communities.
COUNTY elections board officials are
worried about the headaches from
student voter registration in Chapel Hill.
"Can you imagine 10,000 people vot.ng
in Woollen Gym" one said.
Precinct caucuses might have to be
held in Carmichael auditorium under the
present system. Rumor has new precinct
lines in the works. All of the campus is in
Country Club precinct, one ofssix or
seven in the city. Caucuses are the first
step in selecting national convention
FORMER mayorial candidate Roland
Giduz has criticized Mayor Lee for
"publicly encouraging students to vote
here." Rieht on.
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