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Vith the return of snow to Chapel
Hill, people both young and old
shaped snowmen and
snowwomen (?) from the 2-4
inches of white stuff that fell
Wednesday. As usual, snow fever
hit hard, leaving empty
classrooms, snowball injuries,
cold hands and frozen feet.
Second snow causes few problems
By ANNE-MARIE DOWNEY
Circle Feb. 4, 198 1 on your calendar, because
if a two-year Carolina tradition holds true,
Chapel Hill will have snow again on the first
Wednesday in February 1981.
In a repeat performance of last year's 8-inch,
record-breaking snowfall on Feb. 7, the first
Wednesday in Feb. 1980 also brought snow to
And as in the past, Wednesday's two-four
inches gave University students, schoolchildren
and even an occasional dean or two an
opportunity to mess around in the white stuff.
The first-Wednesday-in-February snow,
complete with snowball fights, suggestive
snowmen and even empty classrooms, could
become a Carolina tradition much like
University Day or Springfest. After all, there's
always an excuse for a good party at Carolina.
This year's annual snow romp was
highlighted by the building of a mammoth
snowball near Old East Dorm. The big ball was
ceremoniously deposited in the middle of
Cameron Avenue. Near Greenlaw, a furious
battle erupted and one coed's derriere was
designated as the target for several hurling
snowballs. Two 4-year-old girls in red-and-white
parkas carefully constructed their
snowman. All three seemed oblivious to the
chaos of rampaging college students.
Bill Callahan, assistant director of the Chapel
Hill Transportation Department, could not be
reached late Wednesday afternoon to explain
the snow's effect on town buses. Callahan had
just returned home, after working since 5:30
a.m. to keep the buses operating.
But Burt Gurganus, operations
superintendent for the bus system, said buses
ran on schedule after 9 a.m., despite some
problems in the early morning. Buses on some
routes did experience delays, notably on the L
route. One L bus slid off the road and hit a
mailbox, he said.
Gurganus said buses did not use chains
Wednesday, and he said this was the first time
they had run normally in snowy weather. Part
of the reason why town buses experienced few
delays was that bus drivers are more
experienced in driving under less than ideal
situations, Gurganus said.
"They (the drivers) are like everybody else,"
he said. "They don't get all that much chance to
drive in the snow. It's a challenge to them. But
now we've got quite a few people with us who
can handle it pretty well."
Gurganus predicted that there would be few
problems for buses this morning.
University Physical Plant Director Gene
Swecker said the snow caused few problems on
campus. Walkways, parking lots and campus
streets were clear by afternoon, he said.
By LYNN CASEY
A student body presidential veto will be invoked
for the first time in two years to stop a Campus
Governing Council bill.
Student Body President J.B. Kelly said
Wednesday that he will veto a CGC bill calling for a
constitutional referendum to delete a clause in an
amendment approved Tuesday that gives the
Graduate and Professional Student Federation 15
percent of graduate students' activity fees.
The amendment giving a percentage of fees to the
federation was passed by a required two-thirds vote,
2,105 to 956.
The CGC passed its counter-proposal Tuesday
night, citing what it believed were irregularities in
Tuesday's voting procedure.
The bill had not been presented to Kelly by CGC
Speaker Rhonda Black as of Wednesday night.
"I don't like vetoes," Kelly said. "But 1 think it is
beyond the scope of the governing council to
determine whether elections are valid or invalid. We
have an Elections Board which is nonpolitical and
which determines validity or nonvalidity of
CGC members Kathy Lamb and Diane Hubbard
said they voted in favor of the bill because off
campus undergraduate students were turned away
from three newly established ballot boxes in
Rosenau Hall, Kenan labs and Hamilton Hall. Only
graduate students were allowed to vote at these
Although the CGC members' complaint against
the Tuesday elections has not been presented
formally to the Student Elections Board, Lamb said
it was still an option that could be used. She also said
overriding Kelly's proposed veto is an option to be
used against the GPSF referendum.
CGC member Jimmy Everhart said Wednesday he
plans to lodge a formal complaint against the voting
procedures in the GPSF referendum. Everhart said
he believed when the CGC approved the addition of
the three extra ballot boxes last fall there was an oral
understanding with the Elections Board to allow off
campus undergraduates as well as graduates to vote
at those boxes.
The Elections' Board, however, has received three
complaints against Tuesday's voting process and
therefore has not validated the GPSF referendum
results, Elections Board Chairman Scott Simpson
"Since complaints have been filed, w,e are required
to hold a public hearing to decide whether there has
been a violation of the election bylaws," Simpson
A public hearing has been scheduled for 7 p.m.
Friday, Simpson said. A site for the hearing had not
been chosen as of Wednesday night.
The complaints submitted by Bradley Lamb, of
the Student Consumer Action Union, charge
defacement of campaign materials in Rosenau Hall,
misrepresentation of election issues by supporters of
the amendment and political solicitation near ballot
boxes. Lamb charges that a poster was within 50 feet
of the med school ballot box, in violation of elections
The elections board has 96 hours to determine the
referendum's validity, Simpson said. "A decision
must be made by 4 p.m. Saturday," he said.
Although CGC members can override Kelly's
proposed veto, CGC representatives Cynthia Currin,
Everhart, and Ann Middleton said they intended to
uphold the veto.
"I felt the complaints that we had were quite valid
but would be better handled if they went straight to
the Elections Board," said Currin, who voted in favor
of calling for a referendum Tuesday night.
Anne Middleton, who also voted in favor of the
CGC bill, said Wednesday that she regretted her
CGC Speaker Rhonda Black, who abstained from
voting Tuesday night, said she also believed the
CGC's actions were legitimate but not appropriate.
Kelly said he would rather have avoided a veto
throughout his term. "The veto is not a slap at the
vote, but a propriety to the decision-making
process " Kelly said.
Group to voice
By JOHN DUSENBURY
UNC students and students from across the nation met in
Washington last weekend to create the American Student
Association, an organization which supporters say could mean a
lobbying voice in Congress and the White House for college-age
Representatives from 150 universities attended the caucus,
including UNC university affairs committee members Scott
Norberg and Tom Lambeth.
"The association will provide an organized voice for students
all over the country to speak out on national issues," Norberg, a
sophomore, said. "Not only on educational policies, but on issues
such as the draft registration and student interests. It will help
students from both universities and small colleges to become
more aware of their rights, and at the same time suggest possible
ways to make a more effective student government."
The conference held approximately 35 workshops to inform
students about programs which can be created on campuses to
help the student and to improve communication with campus
"The workshops were designed to advise us on possible ways of
dealing with various problems such as rape, alcoholism, student
government credibility and race relations," Norberg said.
Other North Carolina schools which participated in the
convention include: Appalachian State University, Wake Forest
University, N.C. Central University and UNC-Wilmington.
The conference was divided into five regions, each of which
elected two members to the ASA board of Governors. During the
summer the board of governors will write a constitution and
make plans for increasing membership.
Lambeth, president of the UNC state and national affairs
committee, said that conference leaders viewed UNCs student
government among the foremost in the country.
"I think this is a group on the rise, and we should work closely
with it because of their concern with issues that all students face
in this country," Lambeth said.
in bribery scandal
WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department expects
criminal indictments in 90 days in the corruption scandal that
implicates at least eight members of Congress and reportedly has
spread to high levels of the New Jersey state government.
Meanwhile, Rep. Richard Kelly, R-Fla., confirmed reports
that he took $25,000 in cash in the probe but asserted he was
conducting his own investigation.
Chagnned by press disclosures of the FBI investigation,
Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti asked Congress Wednesday
to refrain from conducting separate inquiries that might
jeopardize federal prosecutions.
If Congress persists, Civiletti said, "a number of guilty
individuals may go unprosecuted or unpunished."
Already, knowledgeable sources said, the FBI has shut down
several other undercover investigations in several cities rather
than risk disclosure because of scandal publicity that began last
The sources, who asked not be named, said the other,
discontinued undercover operations were "showing great
promise" of producing significant criminal charges. None
involved a member of Congress, the sources said.
White House press- secretary Jody Powell said President
Carter and Civiletti had a "general conversation" Tuesday about
the case, but they did not discuss it in detail.
Also Wednesday, the Senate Ethics Committee voted 6-0 to
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By DEBBIE DANIEL
Approximately 12 members of People Against the
Selective Service held a silent vigil in the snow
Wednesday to oppose reinstatement of the draft. The
group stood quietly in front of the Franklin Street
Post Office, and held signs denouncing war and the
PASS, a newly formed group of Chapel Hill
residents and UNC students, is against military
registration, war and U.S. governmental interference
in foreign countries and in citizens' personal lives,
PASS spokesperson Nelson Lancaster said.
The group held its first organizational meeting
Monday night in the Carolina Union. More than 40
"We have committed ourselves to organizing
political action against selective service, the draft and
war," Lancaster said. Finally, we commit ourselves
to studying and understanding the economic and
social causes of war."
Lancaster said the group would work for four
major goals 1) permanent discontinuation of the
draft; 2) a reducion of the United States military
budget; 3) nuclear disarmament, and 4) "the right of
every country and all peoples to determine their own
form of government without U.S. military
Lancaster decided to form PASS after tensions
caused by the hostages in Iran and the presence of
Soviet Union troops in Afghanistan led President
Carter to call for re-instatement of the draft.
"Recent events were very alarming," Lancaster
said. The probability of the draft and "an Asian war
to defend American imperialism" have became very
real, he said.
PASS member Margo Tesch, a UNC graduate
student, said Wednesday, "This organization is the
first step to show that we are against war. The
majority of people in the United States don't want
war and I don't want anyone to go."
Member Peter Lynch, a UNC senior from Boston,
said that if American borders were threatened, then
military registration would be justified. But Lynch
said sending people overseas to defend American
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Northerners adjust to UNC
By K1MBERLY KLEM AN
Think back to when you started college.
Oh, for a while it was rough for small town
in-staters getting used to a school three times
as large as their whole town. But once they
realized that 25 of their high school friends
were also here, once they discovered that
restaurant with barbeque the way Mom
makes it, once they realized that home was,
after all, only an hour away, and once they
heard those familiar "hey's" and "y'all's"
they began to feel at home.
For some however, the adjustment is
another story. Not only do they have to
adapt to University life, but to a whole
different culture. They are the out-of-staters,
that peculiar group that's greeted by a smile
and the question, "And why are ouhere?"
With students coming to North Carolina
from all areas of the country, there are many
different reactions to life in the South.
Is there a Southern stereotype?
"I personally don't believe in stereotyping
people," said freshman Mark Jacobson from
Minnesota, "though my friends teased me
about coming South to good-old-boy
drinking times and to hillbillies in pick-up
trucks with cases of beer in the back."
"Yes, I came here thinking the people
would be backwards and dumb and would
have sugary smiles," said Paul Tcske from
Fish Kill, N.Y. "My views have changed,
though, and these prejudpees have been
displaced upon meeting people."
For some, however, the stereotypes have
remained. "I came here with the typical
Southern belle, Southern gentleman
stereotypes," said one out-of-stater. "This
image has been strengthened since I've been
Some out-of-staters also bring with them
the belief that people naturally know their
native state for what it really is.
"I had no idea people had stereotypes
about California," said Betsy Hardaway of
Los Angeles. "People either pictured it as the
place of beachy, blond-haired girls from the
shore, or as a place where everything is
"Some people freak out when I tell them
I'm from Minnesota," Jacobson said. "They
think it's 20 below zero in July "
New York, too, is sometimes
misunderstood. "People are usually
interested when I say I'm from New York,
and usually think I'm from the city. They say
1 don't fit their stereotypical image of a New
Yorker who always wants his way and who
wants to do what he wants to do," Tcske
Jerscyites seem to have the" biggest
problem with stereotypes. "The immediate
reaction is Oh, New Joisey,' " said Cindy
Knapp of Totawa, NJ. "Only people from
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Brooklyn say 'Joisey. Also, I think the
stereotype comes from "Saturday Night
Live." People laugh at me because I'm from
New Jersey. They think it smells."
But perhaps more interesting than the
preconceived ideas they had, or the ones they
had to face, were some of the students new
experiences here, and the inevitable feeling
of culture shock that accompanied them.
"I remember the first football game I went
to," said Holly Hickman from Chiloicothe,
Ohio. "I walked into the hall with jeans and a
tee shirt on, and was the only one not dressed
Regional food is also an adjustment; only
the bold are willing to try grits or okra.
"When I was a freshman, my Orientation
Counselor took us to Bullocks in Durham,
and suggested 1 try the barbecue. 'Barbecued
what? I asked. I'd heard of barbecued
chicken or steak before, but not barbecue in
itself," said Mark McWhinney of Kent,
Conn. "Also I thought hushpuppics were
shoes until 1 came here."
For some, the accent was hard to get used
to. "My roommate is from Wilson, N.C. I
could hardly understand him," said
"I couldn't understand the girls." said Bob
Harned of Evansville, Ind. "I felt like
shaking them to make the words come out."
Changes in climate are a notable
diference. "What amazed me," said Krupp,
"was their reaction to snow. People carry
umbrellas! And with more than two inches
on the ground, the state practically closes
The distimction between North and South
is a new one for some out-of-statcrs. "I was
shocked hen someone called me a Yankee."
said Peggy Nowak.
In fact, this reaction was common. "I ttitl
get Civil War jokes." said Terry Duclot from
"I didn't distinguish between North and
South when I first came," said Ju!c Lally,
"But all of a sudden 1 found mvelf sticking
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