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Patterson- & Patterson:
son team up
ar law studies
By LISA GOODWIN
Special to the Daily Tar Heel
There's a double bill playing at the
Bill Patterson and Bill Patterson have
more in common than just their name.
They are both first-year law students.
They share the same house in Chapel
Hill. They are Phi Beta .Kappa
graduates of UNC with majors in
political science. They are also father
For Patterson Sr., 63, law school has
been a 45-year-old dream. For
Patterson Jr., 23, it has been a goal since
his sophomore year in college. Both are
beginning to fulfill their ambitions now.
"School is difficult, but I don't get a
feeling of competitiveness," Patterson
His son agrees the students are more
cooperative than competitive. "You
learn a lot from each other. The people
in class are a valuable resource," he said.
Patterson Jr. was accepted at seven
law schools but finally decided on UNC
after his father was accepted. His earlier
plans had been to enter Columbia law
school. "I kept asking myself why
shouldn't I go here? There really being
no reason, and Dad planning to come
here and my fiancee liking the town, I
switched my mind.
"Columbia offers status and prestige,
but that wasn't enough to give up the
good aspects of Chapel Hill. I love
Chapel Hill, and after the first week, it's
apparent what you put into law school
is what you'll get out of it," he said.
The elder Patterson was accepted
here last spring, and age has proved no
handicap. His entrance into law school
was delayed by World War II and the
raising of a family.
"I have always been lackadaisical
about money, refusing to join the
establishment. I don't care for material
things. I have a beautiful family and
that has always been enough. But I've
always wanted to be a lawyer. I've read
all of Erie Stanley Gardner's Perry
Mason novels," he said with a laugh.
"Law school was strictly my own idea."
Patterson Jr., a Morehead scholar,
graduated from UNC in 1977. He spent
last year as a full-time aide in Lawrence
Davis campaign for the U.S. Senate
nomination. But after his experience in
. politics, he said he is doubtful his name
will ever appear on a voter's ballot.
"Personally, 1 would not want to be a
candidate. There are too many political
machines to work through and with.
But if I did enter government, I'd prefer
to serve in a non-elective position," he
The future for Patterson Sr. is just as
uncertain as that of most first-year law
students. "I don't see any law firms
offering me a position. I will be
exploring as I go through. Maybe 1 will
work for the government now that the
new retirement age is 70. And maybe my
son and I will hang up a shingle
together," he said. "I'll have to find out
what I'm good at and what
opportunities are open, too."
Between hours of studying, both
Pattersons run four miles a day. They
ran together in a TO kilometer race on
Labor Day in Durham, clocking
excellent times in their age groups.
Patterson Sr. completed two full
Bill Patterson, Jr. and Sr.
marathons when he was 59 and 60 years
old. But "old" is not an adjective to use
when describing him. He also pole
His best pole vault lately has been
eight feet. The world record for men
aged 65-69 is 8-foot-4. Patterson
intends to break that record. "I'll break
a record if 1 have to make three feet and
four inches when I'm 93 years old," he
The younger Patterson doesn't plan
to compete with his father in pole
vaulting. "For my mental health, it's
important I don't compete with Dad on
all fronts," he said.
But so far, living together has proved
no problem. "It's been great for me,"
said Patterson Sr.
"We get along better than most
college students with their parents,"
Patterson Jr. said. "We're both honest
with our feelings and don't let things
build up and explode. I appreciate the
advantage of being able to relate with
my Dad as well as we do."
An alumni scholarship is helping him
through law schgol, while his father
says he's going through school on
SSS Social Security Scholarship.
Leaders at Sinirmiit dispute goals
CAMP DAVID, MD. (AP) Anwar
Sadat and Menachem Begin went into
mountaintop isolation Tuesday for a
Mideast summit conference, immediately
at odds over its goals and the role to be
played by President Carter.
"This is no time for maneuver and for
worn-out ideas," said the Egyptian
president, signaling his impatience with
Begin's limited objectives for the meeting
at this presidential retreat. "It is time for
magnanimity and reason.
"We come here at a crucial crossroad,"
Sadat said. "The challenge is tremendous.
We have no choice but to accept the
challenge. We cannot afford to fail."
But Begin made it clear he sees the
summit as an opportunity to lay
groundwork for lower-level talks in the
future. He said he would do everything
"to reach an agreement so this peace
process can continue and ultimately be
crowned with peace treaties."
Begin acknowledged the meeting his
fifth with Carter and third with Sadat
"is the most important, the most
momentous of all.
"Let us hope out of that unique
political conclave the day will come when
: nations of the world will say, Habemus
pacem? Begin said. Then he translated
the Latm: "We have peace."
First Sadat, then Begin about two
hours apart got red carpet welcomes
from Vice President Walter Mondale and
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance at
Andrews Air Force Base outside
Sadat walked over to an assemblage of
nearly 200 supporters and waved across
barricades. Begin greeted his group,
about half that large, and reached across
barricades to hug and kiss several
After their arrival statements, Begin
and Sadat boarded helicopters for Camp
David, northwest of Washington, where
Carter was waiting. Sadat hugged the
president and his wife, Rosalyn, then
kissed them on both cheeks in keeping
with Arab custom.
Carter met Begin's helico'pter as well.
Carter and Begin embraced, and the first
lady got kisses on both cheeks. As he did
with Sadat, Carter walked Begin to his
rustic lodge in the Camp David
White House Press Secretary Jody
Powell announced a Carter-Begin session
later Tuesday as the first business session
of the summit. He said Sadat would meet
with Carter Wednesday morning. The
three leaders were expected to get
together later Wednesday.
By EDDIE MARKS
Carrboro and University officials
reached a tentative agreement
Tuesday night that would guarantee
bus service in Carrboro through the
end of the academic year.
An extension of service on the C
and F routes also is reported to be
A majority of the Carrboro Board
of Aldermen agreed informally
Tuesday afternoon to accept the
University's latest proposal to end
the four-month dispute over funding
of Carrboro service. The proposal
calls for the U niversity to contribute
$72,000 toward the existing service
and Carrboro to pay $24,000.
The pact must be approved in
writing by both parties. The
Carrboro board will meet tonight to
vote formally on the proposal.
Sources on the board said the
proposal should pass easily.
The figures of the agreement stem
from the University's offer Friday to
purchase an additional $5,000 worth
Focus on churches
of bus passes and to cut Carrboro's
share of the cost of bus service by
$6,857. According to Carrboro
Alderman Doug Sharer, the
University in effect agreed to cover
half the cost of each UNC rider.
Sharer said the town would like to
take the money saved under the
proposal and put it toward increased
service on the C and F routes.
John Temple, UNC vice
chancellor for business and finance,
said during negotiations that the
University would match any funds
from Carrboro for extension of
Temple said Tuesday night that the
University would "match a
reasonable figure." Carrboro would
like to add two hours of service on
both routes by kicking in an
additional $13,714 in the hopes the
University would match the
Temple said the parties - "had
reached an agreement in principle
and all we have to do is put it in
"It was just a matter of staying at it
until we got an agreement," Temple
"We have accepted their most
recent offer," Sharer said.. "I'm not
sure that means we have a settlement,
but we'll be doing OK if we get an
agreement like the verbal statements
Student Body President Jim
Phillips said the compromise is what
;Student Government was hoping for.
"It's wonderful," Phillips said. "It
accomplishes what we wanted the
whole time which is to give students a
way to get to class.
. "This should have happened a long
time ago. Carrboro and the
UniVersity. have realized that they
have a responsibility to the students,"
. Phillips said the agreement will
reduce pressure on Student
Government to provide funds for
The present Carrboro service is
being funded solely by the
University, which committed itself to
three weeks of service last week.
Urys set for final campaign effort
By STEVE HUETTEL
Staff W riter
HILLSBOROUGH The anti-liquor
Orange Christian Action League will
request the aid. of area churches and enlist
volunteers to telephone registered voters
and place advertisements in a last-ditch
effort to defeat dry forces in the mixed
drink referendum next week.
At the group's last pre-election meeting
at the First .Baptist Church in
Hillsborough Tuesday night, dry leaders
said they will ask area churches to insert
an anti-liquor pamphlet in Sunday
bulletins and provide transportation to
the polls for parishioners.
The Rev. Jack Mansfield of Carrboro,
a leader of the drys, said his
organization's goal is to provide
information about the referendum to
Orange County voters, who approved a
similar mixed-drink measure by more
than 3,000 votes in a statewide vote in
"We hope the issue will be more out in
the open and people will be better
informed about the issue than they were
in the last vote," he said. "If the people are
informed, they will turn the referendum
down in Orange County."
State Rep. Dan Lilly of Kinston, who ,
attended the Tuesday night meeting, was
not so optimistic about the dry forces'
chances of victory in Mecklenburg
County Friday or in Orange County next
"Considering the referendum passed
by 3,000 votes last time, I'd say it should
probably pass in Orange," said Lilly, a 10-
year veteran of the N.C. General
Assembly who led dry forces'
unsuccessful legislative fight in June.
"In Mecklenburg, I'd guess the
measure will pass by 5 or 10 percent.
What happens in these first counties
should have an effect on the later votes,"
But his grim predictions did not
restrain the hellfire speech Lilly delivered
to an estimated 60 anti-liquor faithfuls.
The legislator blamed liquor abuse for
such societal pitfalls as child abuse. and
the destruction of young executives. He
said a pro-liquor vote would encourage
those supporting pari-mutuel betting and
Lilly said his main objection to the
local-option bill passed by the state
legislature in June is that it is an "open
"The supporters of the bill tell you it's
not an open-bar bill, but there's no doubt
that it is." Lilly said. "Restaurants will be
open to serve liquor starting at 7 o'clock
in the morning, and they won't have to
close until 2 a.m. during daylight savings
time. That's 19 hours of time to serve
drinks each day. ;
"Why, the restaurant people could just
close down the restaurant and leave the
.bar open. That's what makes it an open
bar bill," he said.
Lilly said approval of the referendum
would lead to heavy morning and
lunchtime consumption of liquor.
Passage of the measure on the
grounds that it would increase tourism in
the state would lead to citizen
acceptance of thoroughbred horse-racing
and daily lotteries in North Carolina,
Lilly said. : ; -
"If this (the mixed-drink issue) passes, I
could see the hotel people asking for pari
mutuel betting in five yeaVs, because
they'll say it will make money," he said.
Mad about those elusive buses?
Temple to field question session
There will be a meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday to air student gripes and
answer questions about the bus
system in Carrboro. The meeting will
be in 100 Hamilton Hall.
John L. Temple, vice chancellor
for business and finance, will be at
the meeting to answer questions.
Temple has been a negotiator for the
University in financial discussions -f
The meeting is sponsored by the
Apartment Dwellers Association, A
Student Government sponsored
organization working for off-campus
Financial problems, city hall red
inder housing construction
By MIKE COYNE
and MICHAEL WADE
Editor's Note: This story is the second in a three
part series on Chapel Hill's housing shortage.
More business persons and UNC graduates are
moving to Chapel Hill. University housing
remains packed. Students continue to scurry for
any available housing off campus. But is there
room for everyone?
University enrollment is stabilizing at what
administrators feel is its optimal size 20,000
students. But dormitories, Granville Towers,
married student housing and fraternities and
sororities house an estimated 9,250 students. That
leaves about 10,000 students to compete for
private housing in a market so jammed that only
1.06 percent of the apartment spaces are available
at a given time. (Even the 1.06 percent vacancy
figure is misleading because a few apartments are
always vacant during tenant changes. A
September 1 977 survey of 32 apartment complexes
showed no spaces available.) -
A report to Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor from
the University's business and finance and student
affairs offices states, "It is estimated that the
demand for on-campus housing is such that an
additional 700 to 800 spaces could be rented for the
fall of 1978...(and) an additional 200 could be
rented b the fall of 1979." But while these spaces
will be m demand, they are not likely to be in
Changing student attitudes have greatly
influenced the demand for on-campus housing. In
the late '60s and early '70s, it was fashionable to
seek the independence of off-campus housing, but
apparently that attitude is changing. More
students now seek the opportunities for social
interaction provided by on-campus housing, the
report says. In fact, 82 percent of the freshman
class last year would have preferred to remain on
campus, according to a survey conducted at the
beginning of last semester.
But the 1978 freshmen, required by University
regulations to live on-campus, occupy 45 percent
. of the dormitory spaces. The increasing number of
students waiting for a room has not coincided with
an increase in the number of rooms available.
The report recommends that the freshman
residency requirement be revised in order to lessen
the demand for on-campushousing. Freshmen
"should be freely permitted and even encouraged
to make other housing arrangements if they
desire," the report suggests, although "they should
be strongly encouraged to live in residence halls."
Even if the requirement were changed, through,
there would still be many students desiring on
campus housing who could not be accommodated.
With such demand, why doesn't the University
build more dormitories? Money, of course, is the
The most recently constructed dormitories,
completed in the late '60s, were funded by the
University with 3 percent loans from the College
Housing Program, administered by the
Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The program was discontinued in 1973, and
although reactivated in 1977, the funding levels are
far below those of the late 1960s.
The Chancellor's report concludes: "It appears
unlikely that UNC-Chapel Hill can depend on any
significant federal assistance for the construction
of student housing in the near future."
Construction costs further lessen the possibility
of more dorm construction. By law, the U niversity
cannot spend more than $3,500 per person for
dormitory space. "Given the spiraling costs of new
construction, now estimated at $40 per square
foot, it will be necessary to amend this ceiling," the
State-owned dorms are also required by law to
be self-supporting, which means that rents for new
dorms would be considerably higher than existing
rates. In the report several administrators say they
think students would not be willing to pay that
extra rent. Another state rule requires all
University residence hall employees to be paid
under the State Employees Act. When state
employee wages are raised, the University does not
receive additional funds and therefore must
absorb the increased cost.
Construction of alternative dormitory-type
structures, like Granville Towers, is not on the
horizon either. Granville was built by a private
company but was designated as official student
housing by the University and thus guaranteed 100
percent occupancy. Interviews with University
officials indicate that a new Granville Towers
arrangement is unlikely in the future because the
higher quality design makes the towers cost twice
as much as any other dorm.
The report to the Chancellor recommends that if
additional University housing must be built, it
should not be on campus or in a traditional
dormitory style. It says such housing should be
low-rise apartment housing designed to
accomodate 500 to 600 persons and should be
developed at an early date.
The University could build new housing on
either the Horace .Williams property; north of
Chapel Hill off Airport Road and Estes Drive
where the airport is now located, or on the Couch
property, located between Franklin Street and
University Mall and now zoned for residential use.
The report says the Couch property is perhaps the
With the tremendous increase in demand for
housing, it would seem that developers would be
eager to invest in apartment dwellings aimed at
students and lower- or middle-income residents.
Since 1973, however, few new apartments have
"The principal reasons behind the moratorium
on construction have been the strict Orange
County sewer allocation policy which has severely
limited all multi-family development and may do
so for some time into the future," the report to the
Chancellor says. "It was a factor in Chapel Hill's
denial of a special use permit for the Laketree
development. It. will be a factor in any
consideration of construction by the University."
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V . 'J
Triples: it's one of those cruel facts of life students adapt to each year
Public hearings before the Chapel Hill Board of
Aldermen have demonstrated that strong public
opposition exists to construction of any new
"Potential developers seeking to build housing
of this type must face not only the problems of
sewer allocations, but also the frustrations and
delays of special-use hearings, planning board
debates and possible action by the aldermen in
opposition to its planning board," the report to the
Chancellor says. "As a result many developers will
not give serious consideration to Chapel Hill as a
suitable place to invest. It is obvious that almost
none have done so since 1973."
When two New York developers proposed the
Laketree community, which would have put 518
apartments, 300 condominiums and 234 houses on
a 388-acre tract on Pittsboro Road south of town,
opponents concerned about water and traffic
problems were able to defeat a special-use permit
request made to the board of aldermen.
Increased demand for housing...cuts in federal
funding for the construction of
dormitories.. .spiraling construction costs.. .limited
sewer hookup.. .frustrations and delays in gaining
city approval for building.... There is no easy or
immediate answer to Chapel Hill's housing
Tomorrow. How the University and Town of
Chapel Hill might work for a final answer to the