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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 87, Issue No. SY
Tuesday, February 5, 1980, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Buinss. Atfrrtiitng 933-1163
Polls will be open 1 1 a.m.-4 p.m. today for a referendum to amend the Student
Government Constitutions to give the Graduate and Professional Student
Federation a guaranteed 15 percent of graduate student fees each year.
Ballot boxes for the referendum will be placed in the following locations:
If you are in one of these categories:
All Graduate Students (CGC Districts 1-
6) All Off-Campus Undergrads(CGC 15
20) All Grad Students (CGC 1-6), All Off
Campus Undergrads (CGC 15-20), Old
East, Old West, Carr, Spencer (CGC 8),
and Granville East
Morrison Only (CGC 1 1)
Granville South, Granville West (CGC
7) , Granville East (Old East, Old West,
Carr, Spencer) (CGC 8)
Hinton James Only (CGC 10)
Ehringhaus, Kenan, Mclver, Alderman,
Craige Undergrads (CGC 9)
Joyner (CGC 12)
Spencer, Old East, Old West, Carr,
Granville East (CGC 8)
All Grad Students (CGC 1-6), Craige
Undergrads, Ehringhaus, Kenan,
Mclver, Alderman (CGC 9)
All Grad Students (CGC L-6), All Off
Campus Undergrads (CGC 15-20)
Everett, Stacy, Lewis, Aycock, Graham,
and Cobb (CGC 14)
Connor, Winston, Alexander, Ruffin,
Grimes, Manly, Mangum (CGC 13)
Joyner (CGC 12)
AU Grad Students (CGC 1-6), All Off
Campus Undergrads (CGC 15-20)
Parker (CGC 12)
Ruffin, Grimes, Manly, Mangum,
Winston, Alexander, Conner (CGC 13)
Cobb, Stacy, Lewis, Graham, Aycock,
Everett (CGC 14)
Grad District 1 (Law School, Political
Science, City and Regional Planning)
Mclver, Kenan, Alderman, Ehringhaus,
Craige Undergrads (CGC 9)
Grad Districts 4 and 5
Grad Districts 4 and 5
Grad Districts 2 and 4
Grad Districts 1 and 3
In shooting of UNC senior
By PAT FLANNERY
Robert H. Grove Jr. of Roxboro was denied bond
Monday in Orange County District Court in
Hillsborough during hearings involving the shooting
death of UNC senior Jerry Keith Hodge on Sunday.
Hodge, 22, was fatally shot at approximately 2 a.m.
Sunday in front of the Post Office at Franklin and
Henderson streets, Chapel Hill police said. The victim,
his roommate and his cousin were walking toward
Hector's Restaurant when Hodges was shot with a 9mm
handgun fired from a parked silver-and-red Chevrolet
pick-up truck. Chapel Hill Police Chief Herman Stone
Grove, 24, a maintenance employee at Carolina
Power and Light Co. in Roxboro, was arrested and
charged with first-degree murder immediately after the
shooting, a District Attorney's office spokesman said.
Grove was taken Sunday to the Orange County Jail in
District Court Judge Donald Paschal refused
Monday to grant bond pending a probable cause
hearing in district court on Feb. 19.
Mark Galloway, Grove's attorney, refused to
comment on details of the case but said he would
continue to press for his client's release on bond.
A Chapel Hill police spokesman and another source
said the incident may have been sparked by a snowball
or a chunk of ice thrown at Grove's truck.
"It is not clear at this point," said Carl Fox, an Orange
County assistant district attorney. "I'm not sure on that
point (of snow or ice being thrown), but there appears to
be on connection (between Grove and Hodge). Any
motive is unclear."
"There is no reason to believe they had seen each other
previously," Stone said. "We're attempting to establish a
motive... but there was no scuffle as far as we know."
In Grove's truck at the time of the shooting were
Peggy Joe Blalock, 23, of Roxboro; Cathy Duncan, 24,
of Roxboro; and Neil Clayton, of Semora. All three
were released after questioning, police said.
Max Spach, 22. who arrived at the scene shortly after
the shooting, said that Hodge's cousin and companion,
who remained unidentified, was visibly shaken.
"He couldn't understand it." said Spach. "He said they
had been having a bachelor's party, more or less! that
night. They were walking around looking for Keith's
roommate, and they couldn't find the car, so they
thought maybe he had taken the car. They were yelling
for Keith's roommate when it happened."
Hodge's roommate was several blocks away in
Hodge's car when the shooting occurred, Spach said.
Hodge and UNC senior Peggy Jones planned to
marry in May w hen Hodge would have graduated with a
degree in history and education. He was student
teaching at Union High School in Moore County this
Karen Hodge, 18, the victim's sister, said friends and
relatives in Waynesville, Hodge's home town, "are
taking (Hodge's death) as well as could be expected."
"I don't know how it could have happened," she said.
"The last time he got into any kind of trouble w as back in
the sixth grade."
Barbara Fish, an administrative associate at the
Wesley Foundation in Chapel Hill, said, "Hodge was
intelligent and playful in nature. Every one at the Wesley
Foundation was very upset to hear of his death. It's so
Fish said Hodge had lived at the Foundation's
rooming house last spring and also during several
Spencer ,Triad,01d Well
Dorms may un
in new co
By LINDA BROWN
Residents of Spencer, Triad and Old Well are
trying to change their loose independent affiliation of
residence halls into a tighter organization such as a
STOW held a forum last week with a panel of
Residence Hall Association representatives to
discuss the advantages and disadvantages of forming
a STOW residence college. Although few people at
the forum opposed the idea, the persons who did
voice opposition felt STOW was not quite ready to
convert to a residence college.
"To go from such a loose organization to such a
tight one is such a dramatic change," said Mary Jane
Dickson, a junior Kenan resident.
"I'm not opposed to a residence college per se, I
just don't know if this area is ready for it or prepared
for it right now," she said. "I think the
communication between the dorms is doing fine,
anyway. 1 think we've done a good job of getting
Kenan resident Diane Hubbard also expressed
"I just think it's a very drastic step at this point for
for Cobeys job
By KERRY DEROCHI
this area," she said. "I
am also concerned
that some of the
dorms in this area
have a verv strone
independence, and I'm worried that it may hurt that
individualism. But there's no way of telling yet."
Pam Bird. STOW's representative to RHA. said
she believes much of the resistance is because of a
lack of information available to students about the
residence college proposal.
"I'm pretty much in favor of anything that will
keep us a well-knit group." she said. "Right now
we're an informal area, but we have better
communication than we've had before."
Bird said the idea of a residence college suggests to
many residents that the organization will have a
stronger structure than before. She said she will
support whatever the residents choose.
RHA President William Porterfield said
converting to a residence college will help a better
A group of local residents who say they want to promote equal
opportunity in UNC athletics has organized to support the
candidacy of the two women who have applied to the UNC
j athletic director's office.
The vacancy arose when UNC Director of Athletics BillCobey
resigned effective April 30 to become a candidate for North
Carolina It. governorship.
"The early announcement (of support for the women
candidates) will spark publicity for the improvement of women's
athletics," said Dan Murphy, group spokesman. "However,
these names were not pulled out of a hat to pursue advancements
The purpose of selecting women candidates would be to create
a balance within the University administration. Murphy said.
"Though the sex of the candidate is not relative, in general it
would be good if the department was represented by both,"
Murphy said. "Either of these two candidates would be good
athletic directors and sympathetic to equality."
The two applicants endorsed by the group are Joanne
Fortunato of Northwestern University and Barbara Kelly of the
University of Virginia. Fortunato served as associate director of
intercollegiate athletics and coached college teams in volleyball.
system of communication to develop within the swimming, tennis and field hockey at Northwestern. Kelly served
as the associate athletic director and coached basketball at
See STOW on page 4
Escort service provides protection for women
By JOEY HOLLEMAN
Rape. It's a haunting word for a female
student walking alone across campus late at
But Joe Buckner, a junior living in Mangum
dorm, thinks he can make the campus a little
safer for women students alarmed by the
recent flurry of assaults on women in the
Chapel Hill area. He and approximately 120
other male residents of Olde Campus have
formed an escort service, Rape and Assault
Prevention Escorts RAPE for short to
provide nighttime protection.
The service went into operation Sunday
night, attracting approximately 10 calls from
women seeking escorts to their dorms or cars,
Buckner said. Several women also called to
ask for reservations for escort service later in
the week. The service will operate 7 p.m.-l
a.m. Sunday through Thursday. The service
can be contacted by calling 933-7602.
A rape prevention escort service has been
tried before under the auspices of the
More head Confederation but fizzled out,
apparently due to lack of participation.
Buckner said he feels the centralized telephone
number and determination of the volunteers
in his service will help eliminate the problems
faced by its predecessor.
"I know it has been tried before, but I don't
think they were very serious about it,"
Buckner said. "We mean business."
Buckner said he decided to start the service
after hearing reports of several recent assaults
on women in the Ghimgoul Road area, the
arboretum and near one of the women's
dorms. He paid for posters to promote the
service out of his own pocket.
"It's all very simple," Buckner said, "if a
woman doesn't want to walk home alone she
can give us a call. The night attendant will take
her call, put her on hold, and dispatch an
escort to her. He will then tell the caller who
her escort is and how long it will be before he
"We've got over 120 guys from Olde
Campus alone participating in this. And we're
also working on getting ID's for them. Also
these guys have all been screened by their
RA's, so the girls don't have to worry about
trading one masher for another."
The escort service has been approved by
University Police Maj. Elbert Rigsbee.
"I think it's a good idea as long as the RA's
and RD's screen everybody," Rigsbee said.
"Any help he needs from the department we'll
be glad to give him."
Buckner said he plans to continue the
service regardless of the response rate. "All we
want to do is eliminate the anxiety that comes
from walking home in the dark," he said.
CV 'I FM Head gear
George packs a lot in small joint
Cheep George examines shop "paraphernalia"
...for now, business is not going to pot
By TOM WEBER
Staff W riter
"Chapel Hill's smallest shop," reads the logo on the
matchbook cover. A glance inside George's Cheep Joint
confirms the advertising slogan.
George Hoffman, 29, has owned and operated Franklin
Street's only remaining paraphernalia shop for more than
four-and-one-half years. Three walls of the tiny, 8-by-10 foot
shop hold cabinets crammed with pipes; bongs, scales and
other accessories for smoking and nasal ingestion; brightly
colored pipes and gadgets, with names like Mini-Toker and
Pinch-Hitter. Hoffman perches on a stool by the door and
greets his customers w ith a Cheshire cat grin that spreads wide
behind a thick beard.
"1 decided to sell paraphernalia because it was one thing 1
knew more about than anything else," Hoffman says. He
opened up the business in 1975 after working for several
months at a nearby clothing store. The manager of that store
wanted to use the small space, but Hoffman decided to head
out on his own when his friend's plan fell through.
"I took a look at the spot and said,'H mm, somethingcan be
done with this.' A couple of other things crossed my mind:
vitamins, watches, jewelry. 1 needed something small so I
could fit a lot of stock into the shop. Paraphernalia's worked
out well," Hoffman says.
Hoffman experienced a wide variety of jobs and avocations
before he opened the Cheep Joint, hsi first and only business.
He was raised in Gastonia, N.C., where he was active as
Rotary Club president in high school. He went to N.C. State
for a semester and worked for a year before he was drafted by
the military in 1970. He served one-and-one half years
stateside as a field artillery repairman.
U pon his return to Raleigh, Hoffman became a caretaker at
St. J oseph's Church, w here he professes to have begun a close
personal relationship with Christ. He says the experience
mellowed him and made him consider his actions more
After his stay at the church, Hoffman worked at Rex
Hospital, where he met his future wife, Janet. He helped
manage several food markets until he came to The Outfit on
Franklin Street and then decided to open the Cheep Joint.
Hoffman, dressed in jeans and a blue sweater over w hich his
blond pony tail flows, says that relations with other Franklin
Street merchants were uncomfortable in the beginning.
"When I first came in, I wasn't as open with them and they
weren't very open with me. with the exception of a few
people....! don't believe they thought 1 would be here for long,
but 1 held no ill feelings towards them for that."
H offman says that most businesses that preceded him in the
tiny space had short life spans. A leather shop, a travel agency
and a clothing store were among the former occupants in the
space, he said.
After several years in the business. Hoffman says he is now
"Now I think that most of the people understand that I'm
here to be a service to the community and not just to make
money," he says.
Hoffman feels that he can help educate the public about
marijuana and try to eliminate some of the mvths caused by
propaganda and ignorance.
"Each person has to make up his own mind." he sa
earnestly. "If I'm going to work toward changing the laws. I
have to be an open and responsible citizen. I hae to help
people understand that just because you use marijuana
doesn't mean you get blown out of your gourd all the time.
You can use drugs and let them abuse you." he says.
Hoffman favors a legalization system under which persons
21 and older could buy marijuana from a government
controlled store. "I hat way oud give money to the
See GEORGE on page 2
The group endorsing the candidates is not a formal
organization. Murphy described the group as simply "a group of
people concerned about the issues."
Fortunato and Kelly also have received support from State
Rep. I rish Hunt, D-Orange. Hunt said she supported "these
efforts to get qualif ied women in the administrative positions at
Joan Scott, chairperson of the UNC Faculty Committee on the
Status of Women and a member of Murphy's group, said,
"Traditionally, alumni donations have supported athletic
activities. If women are to become loyal alumni, the University
must fully integrate them into its athletic program. I his could be
a step in that direction."
Although only two applications have been pubiically
announced, the selection committee searching for Cobcy's
replacement has received between 25 and 30 applications. I he
application deadline is Feb. 15. Frank Klingbcrg, chairman ol
the committee, said interviews would not begin until after the
Klingbcrg said the efforts of Murphy's group will not influence
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Heels tar Yale
Carolina's Mike Pepper fights Yale's Anthony
Curry (or a layup in the Heels' 85-74 win Monday
night See story on page 7.