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Thursday. September 16. 1971
Vol. 80. No . 13
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27i(C rurohibitins iaccentablet' ivaterbeds
by Evans Witt
Waterbeds which meet all L'nr.cr My
safety regulations are available in Chapel
Hill, a local businessman says, but the
University will not allow them in
"This water bed meets al! the
University's regulations, according to Bob
Kepner (director of Residence Life)." said
Duffy Gilligan, manager of I he h.xpenment
In response to (iilligan's charges. Kepner
"At present, water beds are not legal tor
use in the dorms." he added.
When new regulations for dormitory li:e
are finalized next month, a specific rule on
waterbeds will be included.
Gilligan claims one model waterbed hi
store sells meets the state-impo-.-d
restriction of 42 pounds of pressure per
square foot of floor space in dorms. Hi
model exerts only 28 pounds of preurv
per square foot, he said.
"This bed has been tested and allowed
on the campus of the University ot
said an evaluation is underway on all dorm Michigan," he explained, "we thought it
Jin: Little, another waterbed distributor
and ow r.er c t" Chiwken Little's waterbed
store, suid he h.:J a source for waterbeds
that net state regulations but bureaucratic
turtles wit); the University stepped him
trc-m bu r.z ur. .
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;p tr!:ve to talk to the
.' he said. "1 iumeJ they
ov. tfiem up on campus
would be accepted here.
He said several people hae purchased
regular waterbeds to use in dorms, although
they do not conform to the state
"If they do allow waterbeds on campus.
we will get the waterbeds which meet the
standards." Little added.
Gilligan detailed negotiations about
waterbeds between the administration and
The Experiment, located above Tro
Stereo Center. 1 13 N. Columbia St.
In late May. the owner of the
Experiment contacted the administration
about this new model waterbed. Gilligan
"Kepner came out twice to see the
waterbed and asked a lot of questions" he
Gilligan claims Kepner found the new
waterbeds met all Universitv regulations
and promised an o:;:c..:l dc
before tall semester began
"BureaUcr2c is the r.as,
been appro ed." (iiihgan s,.u
"He vent :ne to Pea
Car.sler. who had t
regulation the waterbed
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As up, extra a:et
l'n:ersit . Gdhgan vr.d 1 1 h
would install and till waterb
for use in donns
The model waterbed
frame, hner and installation
535 extra Its total weight is
including frame. Gilhsz.m said.
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The semester has barely begun and already students are
beginning to fall asleep in class. John Spence's Psychology 26
professor sure won't be too happy when he sees this photo.
(Staff photo by Cliff Kolovson )
by Doug Hall
Student Body President Joe Stallings
Wednesday announced the formation of
the Student Food Service Commission to
voice student complaints to the campus
f o xl service.
"Many students have expressed
dissatisfaction with the service and the
actual quality of food offered here."
Stallings said. "Because of these
problems, we see the need for a group
open to complaints and suggestions."
The nine-member student group will
hold an organizational meeting next
Thursday, Stallings said, and an open
forum will be held within two weeks to
allow students to present their views.
Stallings said the group will work
closely with Servomaiion-Mathial Inc.,
the campus food service.
Robert Greer, director of UNC
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United Vrs.v International
RALEIGH Duke University
president Terry San ford Wednesday made
a detailed and explicit pica for a new
100-man board of trustees to govern
North Carolina's public colleges and
Sanford, a former state governor,
made the appeal in an appearance before
a joint hearing of the House and Senate
higher education committees.
"Such action is necessary because we
must structure higher education in a way
that will enable the General Assembly to
apply our resources in an orderly and
efficient manner for the good of each
institution and for the benefit of all the
citizens of North Carolina," said Sanford.
He proposed the 16 state-supported
schools be brought gradually under the
new board's control, beginning at next
month's special legislative session with
the six campuses of the University of
Four additional institutions could be
combined under the new structure July 1,
ll72. and the remaining five on Jan. 1,
ll73. to bring a statewide consolidated
university into effect.
The concept had been declared
unweildy in earlier testimony by Dr.
James Milfer, a consultant for the
University of Michigan, but Sanford
"I think it's just as easy to manage 16
chancellors as it is to manage six." he
The governing board suggested by
Sanford would be empowered to name
the president of the system, its
chancellors, and. most significantly,
would "be given complete budget control
over all institutions within the system."
He proposed the board initially be
made up of trustees from the combined
institutions, replaced on Jan. 1. 1 o 74 .
with a newly-elected group.
United Press Internatii
DURHAM - While a hearing on
reorganizing higher education continued
in Raleigh, the presidents and chancellors
of state-supported universities devised
and approved their own restructuring
plan here Wednesday.
Fast Carolina University President I eo
Jenkins announced details of the plan
would not be divulged until after it was
presented to Gov. Bob Scott. Jenkins is
president of the N.C. Council of
Presidents of State Supported
Universities, which include regional
university presidents and the chancellors
of the six University of North Carolina
Jenkins said 15 of the 17 university
heads were present and they approved a
majority plan after voting point-by-point
on the entire proposal.
In other action, the council voted to
ask the General Assembly to repeal the
stale law which requires students who
register early to deposit $100 for their
first year in college and S50 if they are
returning to the institution.
Jenkins explained the college
presidents believed this discriminates
against the poor and raises administrative
problems because the money must often
be returned and many students avoid the
deposit by registering late Jenkins said
the council passed a resolution
encouraging students to vote where they
are duly qualified, but without missing
any class time. Jenkins said the presidents
believed if adults who can hold full-time
jobs can still find time to vote without
missing work, so can students.
Pembroke State University President
Fnglish Jones and UNC Chancellor J.
Carlyle Sitterson were the two university
The board members would be chosen
by the legislature with the Governor as
chairman and have an executive
committee of at least 20 persons.
Sanford also recommended that
separate boards be established for each
campus, consisting of six persons named
by the legislature and six by the
"I wouldn't get too disturbed about
giving the local boards all the nnworc
not specifically retained," he said.
Sanford said he would contend
reorganization "somewhat in this fashion
would not damage the capabilities or
impair the future development of the
"Rather, I believe sincerely that such
action would enhance the potential of
our world-renowed graduate universities,
UNC and N.C. State University, and
would assure the fullest possible
development of every other institution."
Sanford said he appeared reluctantly
before the legislators because of his
position as president of a private
university, but he received the warmest
welcome of any speaker since the start of
the eharines MOndav.
WEATHER TODAY: increasing
cloudiness today with highs in the
mid 80s; lows tonight in the mid
60s; the probability of precipitation
is 20 percent today and 40 percent
By conservation group
Fnnds for Bald Head sought
by Jessica Hanchar
Fund-raising plans for purchase of
Bald Head Island were mad Tuesday night
by the N. C. Conservation Foundation.
Bald Head Island, located at the
mouth of the Cape Fear River near
Wilmington, ts the last remaining island
on the eastern seaboard still in its natural,
unspoiled condition, said James Wallace,
The Carolina Cape bear Corporation,
owners of the 17.000-acre island, wants
to develop it in to a "plush ocean resort
with a population of Id .000 with beach
homes," he said.
Both state government and
conservation groups have protested these
plans. State officials have said they would
not issue a permit to dredge or fill the
island, according to Wallace.
The Army Corps of Engineers has also
expressed concern about the high cost of
prprotecting commercial development of
Conservationists want it either to
remain in its natural condition or become
a limited state public park. The N. C.
Wildlife Federation and other state
conservation groups have gone on record
for island preservation.
The foundation expects to receive
tunds from public, private and civic
sources. The Conservation Council
announced it was donating SI. 500 for the
purchase. Carl Renlro. foundation
treasurer, said he had already received
checks totaling over 5500 trom private
citizens, some from out-of-state.
The foundation will also work closeh
with Nature Conservancy, a national
privately -funded group that buys
ecologically valuable land and assists
other groups by lending money. lor land
purchase. The Conservancy would
attempt to raise the over 55 million
purchase price betore it seeks to buy the
island, according to Gilliam Horton. head
of the Conservation Foundation.
"The foundation will fill a need in the
state by acquiring Lnd which may later
be used for public parks." said Wallace.
"We are assisting the Male b act ting
its prominent, round, sandy surface, is
the southernmost point in the state. It is
combination of sand dunes, tropical
vegetation, live oak forests and marshes,
according to Wallace. Animal and bird life
"It's mam value is. biologically, that
the marshes provide a nursery for marine
life." he said.
"It is a modern wilderness paradise,
one of the tew left in the state." added
Lee Barnnger. found Jtion member. "It is
uninhabited except for one caretaker."
titles to parcels ot land now."
BjUI Head ULmd. so name-
The foundation has set the purchase of
Bald Head Island as its first priority. It is
jlso working on preservation of the Lno
River Valley, the Great Dismal Swamp
because of jd other ecologically valuable areas.
Servomation said. "I'm looking forward
to working with the committee, and I
hope it will remain active and continue.
"I can think of no better tool of
management than to listen to complaints
and suggestions of employees and
customers," he said. "Hopefully, this
committee will provide us with
inforrriation from our customers, and we
can use that information to do a better
Greer is a non-voting member of the
commission and his three unit
managers - at the Pine Room, the student
Union Snack Bar and Chase
Cafeteria-will alternate as additional
He said food service officials are often
"too close to the woods to see the trt.es.
We're tickled to death to receive this
In j letter fn commission members
Stallings and Robert R. Wilson,
presidential assistant on residence life,
listed the purposes of the commission:
food service w h ire
Serv om j! i
Voting members ot th
are iresnmen minc i ;;. i v
Brown, sophomores Mi
Bohck. Miss J .-etle steenh
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ampsen. sernois Miss v.-.
and Bhkc S.
Wall and .J. dekewer. a."J sec-rd-e
law student l Martin
1 he commission will meet rue eve
planned. Wilson sau!
"Servomation has been here two
and is just beginning to expenmer.:
make changes." Wilson said. ";:-.! s
of those chances .ire mistake- ok
renovation ot the Pine
He said Scrvomaf io?j pi :s
changes and the com mis: -- n m
to prevent future misraVes.
"The commission . ,i take sf p t
desiim fii prpvn ' " '.i-!r'ci
students desires," Wilson sai l
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-"To voice the specific and general
complaints of individuals of the student
body, as consumers, toward the food
'"To voice the recommendations of
the student body toward the
improvement of the food service.
-"To provide critical evaluation of the
present food system in light of these
complaints and recommendations.
-"To design practical alternatives to
the present services wnicn ao not meet
the needs of the students.
"To review the major changes in the
complaints, but students h iven't h.i.l r
place to take them." St.sHmg- s.si i be
mentioned formation o! a .!
commission to Servom.M n i!iu;.il
during the summer and they agreed .iih
"We have invited the m mageme'it
come and participate in the meet i' ."
Stallings said, "but the vomrni si-.-i w i ! I
be an advocate for student mUre-i . r a
"Although w e r e ,i 1 1 e ; fi .
Servomation ) are a private firm ,-.nA jf
here to make money'" he added, "we !e- I
they should provide a service .iep'j! '
to students' desires."
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The bicycle craze began when you were a kid. remember? Those warm summer and
fall davs when you'd take your bike downtown and just look in all the windows.
(Staff Photo b Cliff Ko!own )