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Supplies of gas
in Chapel Hill
By ARLENE AYCOCK
Tm afraid that when June rolls in, we'll
really be hurting."
This statement, made by Gilbert Godfrey
of Eastgate Exxon, seems to reflect the
sentiment of many Chapel Hill gas station
attendants who were operating on Memorial
"Twice this month we've run out of gas.
We're not really hurting bad this month but
it's hard to say what will happen in the
future," said Freddie Copeland, another
attendant at Eastgate Exxon.
Copeland said that extra customers are
coming in on Fridays and filling up for the
weekend. This results in the station being
short of gas for the rest of the weekend until a
new supply arrives.
Bobby Cox, also employed at Eastgate
Exxon, said that this month the station's
allocation has been cut from nine tankers of
gas monthly to five by the company
distributor. Cox said the station received a
95 percent allocation in April and was
further cut to an 80 percent allocation in
Monthly allocation percentages are based
on gas sold in that month one year ago.
As a result of the cut, Eastgate Exxon is no
longer operating on Sundays and has
reduced weekly operating hours.
"We could be allotted 75 percent or 90
percent for the month of June. There's no
way to say for surje," Cox said.
Cox blamed the Department of Energy
and not the oil companies for the allocation
cuts and said, "I wish the government would
get out and leave us alone."
He said as far as he knew, he didn't believe
that oil companies were guilty of holding
back gas supplies. -
Frank Suttles, who works for the Texaco
station located near University Mall, said,
"We've been short at times and are running
pretty close from month to month."
Suttles reported that his station had
received a 90 percent allocation from the
distributing terminal in Apex for March and
April but received only an 80 percent
allocation for May.
He didn't know what to expect for June,
but said his station could possibly be cut 10
to 20 percent more.
Because of allocation reductions totaling
20 percent, Texaco began closing on Sunday
starting May I. Weekday operating hours
were also cut by three hours each day
beginning about 10 days ago.
. Suttles said the price of gas at his station
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High prices, short supptks
...area fuel allocations down
had not changed for the past two or three
weeks but that it could change tomorrow.
"Gas prices will keep going up to where
somebody in the oil companies wants them,"
"Rationing would put everyone in a bind
and would hurt more than high prices.
Bobby Blake of Etna Oil Company on
East Franklin Streel said prices hadn't
changed at his station in the last week.
Blake said regular weekday operating
hours will be maintained and he will also
remain open on Saturday and Sunday.
Pam Ragan of Ragan's Amoco in
Carrboro said that she felt it was unfair that
small, self-service stations seem to be getting
all the gas they can pump while stations such
as hers are suffering allocation cuts.
Ragan's was among the many stations
which were closed for the Memorial Day
"I don't think the oil companies are
playing it quite right. They are definitely
holding back," she said.
Ragan added that the distributor advised
her station to limit the amount of gas sold
daily in order to have enough gas for the rest
of the month.
Ragan's Amoco- received a 90 percent
allocation for April and also for May until it
was cut another 10 percent around the
.middle of the month. As a result of this
additional cut, regular weekday evening
hours were cut.
"Our self-service pumps have been out for
the past month and we now have only full
service open," she said.
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WHY DO THE MEATMEN : RAGE?
Podmo 2:1 end Acto 43
Tha above question Is the opening words of the Second
Psalm of God's Almighty Book, The Bible, making Himself
known to man. The sum of the Psalm adds up in the first few
verses about as follows: The heathen are the kings, rulers,
and the people of the earth who don't like God and His Com
mandments, rage against Him and His Annotated, Jesus
Christ, to get rid of their Laws of restraint: "Let us break their
Bands asunder, and cast away their Cords from us."--'""
Jesus Christ came down from hesven and lived thirty
three years on earth, obeying God's Law perfectly. His life of
perfect obedience so enraged the kings, rulers, and people
tbt itiey gathered together against Him, condemned Him as
not fit to live and nailed Him to The Cross one of the
crueiest deaths ever devised! The Psalm warns the ragers of
the "laughter and derision" of The Almighty at their folly, and
then in mercy Invites them to submit to God's King and be
blessed: "LEST HE BE ANGRY AMD YE PERISH FROM THE
WAY WHEN HIS WRATH IS KINDLED BUT A LITTLE!
Our nation is In open rebellion against THE LORD GGQ
OMNIPOTENT, KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS, AND
HE SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND FOREVER!" However,
our rulers and those in authority during the past three or four
decades should not bear all the blame, for they probably
represent a cross-section of the national character, or lack of
character. This usually determines the sort of men God puts
in power over the people of the nation. We read !n Piklm
75:6,7: "FOR PROMOTION COMETH NEITHER FROM THE
EAST, NOR FROM THE, EsT, NOR FROM THE SOUTH.
BUT GOD l THE JUDGE: HE PUTTETH DOWN ONE, AND
SETTETH UP ANOTHER."
"All ye that fear God, give audience:" Are we not as a
nation in rebellion against The Lord God Omnipotent" arid
raging against just about all of His Holy Commandments?
Crime Is coming in like a flood, and about to drown us! There
is great rage against God's Commandments to HONOR
PARENTS, TO ESTEEM LIFE, THE WIFE AND DAUGHTER
OF EVERY MAN, THE POSSESSIONS, THE GOOD NAME,
AND TO COVET NOTHING THAT BELONGS TO YOUR
Men and women who have the true "fear of The Lord" In
their hearts, and are righteous In His sight, do more-to
protect a people, end procure peace and blessing to a tend,
than all their great statesmen, soldiers, and armaments!
Therefore, "LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE, THAT MEN MAY
SEE YOUR GOOD YORKS, AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER
WHICH IS IN HEAVEN!"
By LAURA ANDERSON
The number of UNC summer-school students
has declined from last year, continuing a trend
that fias been visible since 1975.
Current enrollment figures indicate a drop of
more than 2 percent from last summer.
Partly in an effort to attract more students, the
University has instituted what it believes is a fairer
tuition policy for summer students.
Under the new system, students are charged
according to the number of hours they take rather
than a flat rate.
In-state students are charged $36 for the first
semester hour of credit taken and S16 for each
additional hour. All students also are assessed $28
per session in non-academic fees.
"Everyone Tve talked to said this is much fairer
than a flat rate, Donald Tarbet, director of
Summer Session, said. "It's really much better for
those who would like to come to summer school
and only take, one course.
Tarbet noted that the tuition rate is not one of
the main reasons for the summer enrollment
He listed the inability of many teachers to
attend the summer sessions because they are
. employed on a 10-month basis as a factor in the
In .addition, expanded summer programs at
UNC-Charlotte and U NC-Wilmington also affect
enrollment. Tarbet explained, adding that
students from those areas are more likely to attend
classes there and live at home rather than
commute to Chapel Hill.
Approximately 6,000 students will attend the
first session while 5.000 plan to attend the second
this summer, he said..
About 650 faculty members are now on
campus, comparable to faculty numbers during
the regular academic year. The proportion of
Kenan professors and teaching assistants present
are roughly the same as during the rest of the year,
according to Tarbet. This high number of facility
makes Chapel Hill's summer program the biggest
in the state, he concluded.
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