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Volume 87, Issus 'No. Cj7
Wednesday, January 23, 1SC0, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By TOM WEBER ,
If your musical alternative to the disco boom is Frankie
Lymon and the Teenagers, then you're Dan Greenfield's kind
Greenfield, a UNC freshman, says he's been interested in
the early history of rock 'n' roll for over four years. During
that time he has collected more than 700 rare and not-so-rare
albums and singles, mostly dating between 1948 and 1965.
MI first became interested in this kind of music when I saw
Potsie sing 'Honeycomb' on Happy Days" says Greenfield, a
business major from Oakdale, Long Island. "I liked it so
much that I ran out and bought a re-issue of Jimmy Rodgers'
He began to listen to "oldie" radio shows on stations that
played the Moonglows' and the Flamingos' music as well as
more familiar stars like Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry.
Greenfield especially enjoys the rhythm and blues and "doo
oop," or street corner harmony singing styles. Soon
Greenfield was at local Long Island flea markets thumbing
through stacks of records, looking for his favorite titles. He
says collecting old records is a relatively inexpensive hobby.
"I pay a dime or a quarter for most discs at garage sales and
flea markets. Many records I find would go for a much higher
price on the collector's market." Greenfield says serious
collectors must pay more for rare discs, re-issues and records
that are in top condition. He estimates the collector's market
value of his records at about $500, including 20 singles worth
more than $10 apiece.
Greenfield is a curly-haired, talkative fellow who proudly
displays more than 50 records and album covers on the walls
of his Winston dorm room. Above his dresser hangs an
original copy of Carl Perkins' single "Blue Suede Shoes."
"Elvis Presley made five records on that same label, Sun,
that many fans don't even know about," he says. "Now a
copy of one of those records is worth about $100."
The most highly sought 50s record is "Stormy Weather"
by the Five Sharps, according to Greenfield.
"It was recorded in 1952, but the members of the group
were the only people who bought copies. All the others were
melted down. The one remaining copy was recently sold at an
auction for about $4,000."
Some rare brands are Aladdin, the blue Rama and the
yellow Atlantic labels, he says. Most Chance label records
are worth more than $50.
"After going through hundreds of records you develop an
intuitive sense of what is rare or interesting," he says.
Most '50s enthusiasts he meets while looking for records
are in their thirties or forties. Once in a flea market he met a
disc jockey whose '50s show he had been listening to for
months. Now they are good friends and rival collectors.
"Meeting people like that is a fun part of collecting. Some
of the older guys are really knowledgeable about collecting
and often they are willing to sell their double copies."
Greenfield hopes to spend some time this summer
researching the '50s records market in the Triangle area,
something he has not had much time to do duringjthe school
year. He would also like to have his own '50s radio show.
When asked what his friends think of his collection,
Greenfield shrugs his shoulders and smiles.
"They think it's pretty amusing, but that doesn't bother
me. I'll love this music for the rest of my life."
rown to run for CAA;
urges budget disclosure
By CAROLYN WORSLEY
Charles Raymond (Charlie) Brown, a
junior business administration major
from Greensboro, announced his
candidacy for Carolina Athletic
Association president Tuesday.
Improvements in football ticket
distribution, homecoming and
intramural and club sports will be three
goais of his presidency, Brown said.
"Most of the students I've talked to
around campus seem to favor the ticket
distribution system as it is now," he said,
but added that he would like to allow
students to pick up tickets for one other
student and more closely monitor the
block seating system to avoid abuses.
Brown said he favors reinstatment of a
homecoming parade on the Wednesday
before the game. "That way we could get
spirit up a little earlier," he said.
The homecoming parade could include
two floats honoring Carolina athletes-
one for all men's and women's varsity
sports and a second for club sports and
intramurals, Brown said.
Brown said he hopes to improve club
sports and intramurals through more
student input and publicity. He said he
plans to work with The Daily Tar Heel to
get more publicity on home events in all
UNC sports and with the Residence Hall
Association to distribute more
information to students about different
t Brown said he would like to see the
athletic department publish its budget.
This would inform - students how
$700,000 ' in student fees paid to the
department is distributed.
Brown said his office would be eager to
receive student input. "Hopefully, if I'm
elected, I'd like to get up a committee of
students who are interested (in Carolina
sports) and would like to help out," he
"I think my experience is one of my
best attributes " he said. "I've worked
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homecoming. I've also talked with other
students in other schoo to find out
about how their athletic department is
Other experience includes two years of
varsity track and founding and coaching
the Greensboro Pacesetters 1 ., k Club's
Olympic Development team. Brown also
was homecoming committee chairman in
Lewis dorm last fall and now servo as
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By KAREN BARBER
The Interfraternity Council at UNC may impose minimum
grade standards this spring for membership in a fraternity,
Sharon Mitchell, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and
adviser to the 1FC, said Tuesday.
"Our 1FC has dealt with this in the past and has voted on it
before," Mitchell said. "It's always been voted out up to this
Tim Lucido, outgoing 1FC president, said he did not know
what action the IFC would take concerning imposing minimum
"We haven't heard anything about this, but if it does come
before the IFC, we will take a vote on it," Lucido said.
So far, the only requirement for fraternity membership is that
the student meet the University's minimum eligibility
requirements, Lucido said.
Administrators at UNC, N.C. State and Duke have said they
lack the necessary authority to discipline academically wayward
fraternity or sorority members. N.C. State's interfraternity
council is expected to vote on proposed minimum grade
standards this spring.
"On some campuses, the fraternities have had lower grade
point averages than the rest of the campus," Mitchell said. "But
not on this campus. Here, the fraternities have similar or higher
grade point averages than the rest of the campus.
"Most of the individual fraternities at UNC have minimum
grade point averages that are established by the national
fraternities," she added. "This means that most of the fraternities
are supposed to send in the grades of their members to their
fraternity's national office."
The Panhellenic Council, unlike the IFC, does have
established minimum academic standards for sorority members.
"In order for a woman to rush at UNC, she has to have a
minimum grade point average of 2.0," said Cindy Cox, outgoing
Panhellenic Council president. "Then, for a woman to be
initiated as an active sister, the national Panhellenic requirement
is 2.0 as well."
About four or five sororities at UNC have minimum academic
standards above 2.0, Cox said.
"The grade point average for sorority members on campus has
been consistently higher than for other UNC women," Cox said.
Until approximately 10 years ago, if a fraternity or sorority
failed to maintain a 2.0 grade point average, it would be placed
on social probation until the grades were brought up to standard.
During probation, parties and other social activities were not
esidents call for permit denial
object to presence of nightclub
By ANNE-MARIE DOWNEY
Elliot's Nest, a Chapel Hill night spot
that has been the target of local residents
complaints about noise, traffic and other
nuisances, is threatened with loss of its
permit to sell beer and wine.
The owner of the club, Tony Gore, is
facing efforts by South Graham Street
residents to restrict parking near Elliot's
Nest to cut back on what they argue are
severe disruptions caused by the disco.
Chapel Hill Town Manger Gene
Shipman supports the parking restriction
which would prohibit parking 10 p.m.-6
a.m. daily. The Town Council will vote
on the proposal Jan. 28.
Derek Godwin, assistant administrator
of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control
Board, said Tuesday he has decided to
reject Elliot Nest's request for an ABC
Godwin said his action was taken in
response to a petition presented to the
state ABC office by the residents of South
Graham Street who object to the presence
of the nightclub in their neighborhood.
'(Elliot's Nest) is a misplaced business. It
shouldn't have been there in the first
place. It's just ruining our young people.'
Rev. James Brown
The petition asked the ABC Board to
deny the permit because it said the
patrons of the club create problems for
area residents. The petition charged some
of the patrons with "promiscuous
urination and defacation on the lawns
and porches of the residents," and also
complained of "offensive odors." The
residents who signed the petition also
complained of catching one couple, who
had left Elliot's Nest, having sex in the
nearby Second Baptist Church.
Godwin said the state ABC Board
almost always denies a permit if there is
strong local opposition to the
establishment. Gore will have an
opportunity to appeal the decision before
an ABC hearing officer. If that attempt
fails he may take the issue to the full ABC
Board, Godwin said.
"I sit up here in Raleigh and I don't live
in Chapel H ill, so I don't know what they
(the neighbors of Elliot's Nest) have to
contend with," Godwin said. "The
hearing just gives them a chance to be
heard. Sometimes they win and
sometimes they lose."
But Gore said he definitely intends to
appeal the permit denial. He said he had
not been informed of the decision before
The Daily Tar Heel contacted him.
"I'm a little stunned right now," he
said. "That is not something I
anticipated. I didn't have an inkling this
would happen. I really don't understand
Gore has owned the club since
December and he inherited many of the
problems facing the establishment. After
buying Elliot's Nest, Gore applied for,
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N.C. educators debate scores
By JONATHAN RICH
A controversial report released by Ralph Nader condemning
the Education Testing Service has drawn heated reactions from
the nation's testing giant and criticism from North Carolina
According to the study, the multiple-choiced admission tests,
manufactured by the ETS are a consumer fraud, poorly suited to
predicting college performance and biased against minorities.
"ETS claims to measure aptitude and predict success are false
and unsubstantiated," Nader said at a recent news conference
where he released his 550-page report.
Nader charged that 90 percent of the time, tests by the ETS,
including the Scholastic Aptitude Test used in admissions by
UNC and most other colleges, are no more accurate at predicting
grades than a roll of the dice. The report also claimed that grades
alone are twice as accurate as ETS tests in predicting college
North Carolina educators criticized the report, pointing out
that SAT scores, w he n taken in conjunction with other factors,
are a valuable part ol the admissions process.
"1 basically disagree with the report," said Tony Strickland, an
assistant director of admissions at U NC. "It is attacking schools
that use these tests in a doctrinaire fashion, and I don't know of
any uch institutions."
Strickland said there was a definite correlation between SAT
scores and academic achievement and the scores provided useful
"Our studies have shown that for all groups, SATs give a
reasonable prediction of achievement, when taken in
conjunction with other things," Strickland said. "We realize that
previous academic records are a better indication of future
success, and our policy is to emphasize grades, class standing,
But views of SAT scores from admissions officers in other state
universities were mixed, with at least one administrator of a
predominantly black institution condemning their use.
"There is a certain degree of usefulness in the tests," said Mathew
Uhl of the research division of predominantly black Winston
Salem State University. "They arc not as good a prediction as
performance in high school, but they are better than nothing. 1
cannot agree with Nader's claims."
Although SATs are required, they do not weigh heavily in tne
admissions process, said Emily Harper, director of admissions at
Winston-Salem State University. "We review each applicant on
an individual basis, looking carefully at background and past
performance," Harper said. "These factors arc much more
important than SATs."
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'Gin Game9 star remembers
injustices of McCarthy era
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By BOBBY PARKER
Staff W riter
In 1947, actress Ann Shepherd, then appearing in the
Broadway production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, was
scheduled to attend a meeting of persons opposed to government
censorship of radio.
She never made it to that meeting, but because her name was
on a roster of people who were supposed to attend, she was later
placed on a roster of far greater consequence: the political
Like many artists and public figures of the post-war McCarthy
era, Ann Shepherd was blacklisted for political beliefs. Those
whose names appeared on the list often had great difficulty
finding jobs. Show business executives subject to government
pressure were reluctant to hire them.
Shepherd, who co-stars in the Playmakers Repertory
Company production of 77?? Gin Game w hich opens Thursday in
Playmakers Theater, chose to leave the Broadway stage rather
than fight the effects of the blacklisting.
"I didn't have the strength to fight it," Shepherd, 65, said in an
interview this week. "I just was overwhelmed by the injustice of it
But she has not lorgotten the atmosphere ot ugliness which
existed in the theater during the black list days. "It was all so
underground and secret," Shepherd said. "You were not faced
with a charge."
Shepherd became pregnant about the time of the
blacklisting an additional reason for her to leave Broadway.
She has since taught acting and is now the director of actor
training for the UNC dramatic art department.
Shepherd's career began in Chicago when, as a child, she acted
in a radio serial. She remembers wanting to act "forever."
She trained at Chicago's Goodman Theater and made her
professional debut in the same city in Girls in Uniform.
Then, during her late teens, came a brief flirtation with film,
an experience she pow terms unsuccessful. She moved to
California and worked for both Universal and RICO studios.
"After three years, I realized it was wrong and I was too young
to go to Hollywood, because that's a special kind of world."
At 23, she joined the Group Theater in New York, where she
said she received her first meaningful training. Her Broadway
debut came in the Group Theater's Pie Gentle People directed by
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