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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 87, Issue No. 6 f lJ
Wednesday, April 9, 1S30 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By BEVERLY SHEPARD
At the request of four University
students, Dorothy Bernholz, director of
Student Legal Services, has asked the
state Attorney General's office to
investigate the legality of a new lease at
Ridgewood Mobile Home Park
The students and other residents at the
mobile home park have objected to
numerous clauses in the lease, which is
effective May 1. Most of the concern
stems from a clause in the lease which
requires any tenant who sells his mobile
home to sell it through , the owner of
Ridgewood. The owner, Forest Heath,
who has a real estate broker's license,
would have exclusive rights to sell the
mobile homes owned by Ridgewood
"It is my opinion that he cannot
lawfully do that," Bernholz said Tuesday.
Tve advised the people I have seen that
it's not in their best interest to sign such
Bernholz has referred the matter to the
Consumer Protection Agency of the state
Attorney General's office.
"My clients want to solve this in the
quietest way possible," Bernholz said.
A spokesman for the state Consumer
Protection Agency said the agency has
received several complaints from
Ridgewood residents and has sent official
complaint forms to the tenants.
One Ridgewood resident said he does
not plan to sign the new lease until he
hears from the Attorney General's office.
But Heath said he has not received any
complaints about the new lease, only
questions. He also said the clause that
gives him exclusive selling rights is fair.
"They (the tenants) don't realize that
this is to protect them as much as it is to
protect me," Heath said.
While the selling-clause is the tenants'
main objection, some tenants also have
complained about a clause that would
allow Heath to terminate the lease in 30
days. Another clause restricts the pa rks to
single persons, single parents with no
more than one child and married persons
with no more than one child. Any family
having more than one child would be
given one year to move under the new
But Bernholz said such a restriction is
legal since there is no law prohibiting
housing discrimination on the basis of
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Sportscaster Woody Durham tries to convince someone to buy a poster
from the movie Superman at the Alpha Phi Omega auction Tuesday
night. This was the 12th annual auction and proceeds go to local
charities. . N
The Associated Press
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini urged Iranians on Tuesday to
rejoice in their final break with the "world-devouring plunderer"
America, and the Tehran government began mobilizing to
people for a "holy war" of belt-tightening and possible rationing
to grapple with economic woes.
President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr declared there was "no
reason to worry" about the U.S. economic embargo against
Iran, but added that Iranians would need an extra effort to resist
In a message to the nation, Khomeini said President Jimmy
Carter's anti-Iran actions would have no effect on the status of
the 50 U.S Embassy hostages, in their 157th day of captivity in
the hands of young Moslem radicals.
He said a decision on their fate still must await convening of
the new Iranian Parliament, which may be months away.
Khomeini told Iranians that Carter's break in U.S.-Iranian
diplomatic relations was a "good omen" because it meant the
United States had lost all hope of controlling Iran.
Iran has freed itself "from the claws of.. .a world-devouring
plunderer," he said, and should "rejoice in this good news of
final victory that has forced a bloodthirsty superpower to break
The revolutionary leader also called on the people of
neighboring Iraq to overthrow President Saddam Hussein,
whose government is engaged in a new round of border
hostilities with Iran. Khomeini claimed it was "the hand of
America protruding from Hussein's sleeve."
The Carter administration, raising anew the possibility of a
blockade of the Persian Gulf, warned U.S. allies Tuesday that
their oil supplies could be jeopardized unless they cooperate in
pressuring Iran to free the 50 American hostages.
The question of new action against Iran arose when White
House press secretary Jody Powell was asked to assess the
reaction of U.S. allies to President Carter's announcement
Monday of new sanctions, including the breaking of diplomatic
relations with the Tehran government.
"We will be awaiting with interest their response in this
matter," Powell said. Then he added:
"To the extent that they support us in these efforts, the crisis is
more likely to be resolved without the necessity of additional
actions which could involve additonal risks for all concerned."
Powell characterized his reference to possible additional
action as "a clear statement of policy."
Asked if he could be more specific about additional actions,
Powell replied, "1 could be, but I'd rather not be at this point."
However, it was understood that options for future action
that are considered open by the administration include a naval
blockade of Iran's sea routes or the mining of its oil ports.
Either move would have a major impact on U.S. allies who are
heavily dependent on imports of Iranian oil. Powell's remarks
came shortly after the State Department issued a warning to
U.S. allies that their Iranian oil supplies could be placed in
danger if they do not support the new sanctions.
Iranian officials have strongly indicated they will cut off oil
shipments to any country that joins in the U.S. sanctions.
The public warnings were issued as American diplomats
talked to officials in several dozen countries, asking them to
impose trade sanctions of their own against Iran.
By STEPHANIE BIRCHER
Although University librarians do what they cart to
prevent books from being stolen, library book theft
remains a major problem on campus, library officials
It is nearly impossible to take complete inventories
to find the exact number of books missing in
libraries, but librarians use what is called a book
trace, or list of books that have been requested but
not found in the stacks, to estimate the number of
stolen books, Wilson Library circulation department
head Archie. Fields said. , ...
Fields said that after a book has been on the trace
list for several months, it is declared lost. In the last
two years, Wilson has had an average of 816 books
on trace per year. But librarians have no way of
knowing how many more books are stolen that do
not even make the trace list, he said.
"We did notice a significant decrease in the number
of books taken once the door checks started," he said.
"Five years preceding the door check an average of
894 books per year were lost. From 1968 to 1976
there was an average of 708 per year traced and found
lost. That's a 21 percent reduction," he said.
There are several ways to steal books from the
library despite the door checks, Fields said. Students
could put the books in their clothes, carry false
bottom briefcases, hide books in jackets carried over
their arms or throw them out windows and pick them
David Taylor, head of the Undergraduate Library,
said that the book thefts continue to occur because
bag checks at the door are not thorough.
"We have done some sample inventories and they
tend to show that we lose 1 .5 percent of the collection
per year about 1 ,500 books," Taylor said.
He added that the library replaced as many books
as it could, but that many are out-ofprint or simply
too expensive. i
"They range in price between $ 12-515 a piece. We
replace those that we can," he said.
"Unfortunately, the books that are stolen are the
ones everybody wants. If they were books we were
ready to weed from the shelves, they (book thieves)
would be doing us a big favor," he added.
About two years ago, the chemistry department
library took an inventory and discovered that the
titles of books missing filled 18 typed pages. Less
than 50 percent of the books were replaced,
chemistry librarian Larry White said.
"Most of them were not replaced because they
were out of print," he said. He estimated that
$750,000 worth of books were lost in a three-year
"We don't have (a door check)," White said. "I
have enough trouble getting enough money keeping
the library open. They are not likely to give me
money to pay a person to sit at the door," White said.
Spokesmen from the math-physics library and the
art library also said that they did not have enough
employees to prevent book thefts.
Other librarians said that an increase in the
minimum wage and the shortage of students on the
work-study program were the reasons that library
door checks were rare.
The Health Sciences Library is currently the only
library on campus with an electronic security system.
Books are sensitized to sound an alarm if someone
tries to leave the library without having them checked
Both the undergraduate and the graduate libraries
plan to obtain similar security systems by the time the
new library is completed, Fields said.
Mary Horres, associate director of the Health
Sciences Library, said that although she could not
say the device eliminates all thefts, it has reduced
Book check at undergrad library
...attempt to dissuade thieves
Apathy to coliseum
By RAND TUCKER
A North Carolina legislator said he was
surprised by the unenthusiastic reaction
of area college athletic officials to his
proposal for construction of a 30,000-seat
sports facility to be located somewhere in
the central part of the state.
Rep. Allen Barbee, D-Nash, co
chairman of the legislatures Sports
Arena Study Commission, proposed the
facility last month along with Sen. Julian
Allsbrook, D-Halifax, because the two
were frustrated by difficulty in obtaining
tickets to college basketball games.
However, Barbee said in an interview
last week that he believed area athletic
directors were satisfied with the capacity
crowds the teams currently draw in their
own arenas and thus saw no need to build
a new facility.
Representatives from UNC, N.C. State
University and Wake Forest University
told a commission meeting last month
that they had doubts about the feasibility
of the proposed facility.
UNC Assistant Athletic Director John
Swofford, who will replace outgoing
director William Cobey at the end of this
month, said in an interview last week that
the University is not trying to block
construction of the facility.
"We really don't have any opposition
to it at all if it's decided it would be
beneficial to the state," Swofford said.
He questioned, however, whether there
would be enough sporting events in the
facility to make it practical. "We are not
very inclined to play our home basketball
games there," he said.
Tom Butters, athletic director at Duke
University, also expressed doubts about
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"Besides basketball, the cost of accom
modating a 30,000-seat facility would run
into tens of thousands of dollars a day,"
he said. "I doubt from an economic point
of view whether such a facility would be
See COLISEUM on page 2
Brakeford, Howes go to D. C.
By CINDY BOWERS
There is no place like our nation's capital especially if it is
federal budget time in an election year and you are a local
official hoping to persuade the vote-conscious legislators to
allocate a little money for your town.
With the number of Chapel Hill and Carrboro officials who
have packed their bags and traveled up to Washington to do
some persuading of their own in recent weeks, a shuttle bus
service to the nation's capital might be a logical addition to the
town transit system.
Eleven representatives of the Chapel Hill Town Council and
the Carrboro Board of Aldermen traveled to Washington last
month to attend a three-day meeting of the National League of
The highlight of the conference was a speech by President
Jimmy Carter. It was in this speech that Carter broke the news
that he intended to cut back on the 1981 federal budget with
possible trimming of aid to local governments. But local officials
said the conference gave them a chance to lobby against
excessive cuts in revenue snaring for municipalities.
"It was a real important time to be in Washington," Carrboro
Alderman Steve Rose said.
But Carter's speech generally was well-received by the
congregation of local leaders. Chapel Hill Town Council
member Jonathan Howes said.
i mought tne response they gave him was remarkably
positive," Howes said.
Chapel Hill Town Council member Bev Kawalec agreed with
"Everyone seemed to recognize that these (budget cuts) were
necessary steps," she said.
After the speech, there was a stampede of people to the front
of the room to shake hands with Carter, Kawalec said.
"(The Chapel Hill delegation) happened to get right up there
because we were sitting in front," she said. "So I did get to shake
hands with him,"
The trip to the big city also gave the officials a chance to talk
with the state's representatives in Congress.
"1 had a chance to talk to ( 2nd District Rep. L. H.) Fountain
and (Sen. Robert) Morgan (D-N.C.) ," Rose said. "(Fountain)
gave us some feedback as to what we can expect from the budget
But Rose said the National League of Cities meeting gave all
the Carrboro officials a chance to lobby for grants with the
"We lobbied quite extensively for our bike grant," he said.
"We told Fountain it would be a real showplace a real example
of alternative transportation for the state."
Many of the local officials were concerned they may get
squeezed out of the federal budget this year.
See WASHINGTON on page 2
Ma lestrippe r
Men in Foxy Lady Lounge bare all
By PAM KELLEY
My friend and I have already been given directions to
Raleigh, but, as usual, we're lost. We stop at a gas station,
and she asks an elderly attendant where we can find the Foxy
Lady Lounge. He pauses for a moment and gives her a look
of disapproval, but he knows where it is just down the road
between a small motel and a Kentucky Fried Chicken
The place is packed, and cars have overflowed into the
parking lot of the motel, much to the dismay of its owner. We
manage to find a space and identify ourselves as "the press"
to the large man standing outside the
As we walk through the door, our
attention turns quickly to the stage. A
male dancer gyrates slowly and seduc
tively at its edge. A woman from the
audience stands at the foot of the stage
unzipping his jeans and pulling them
down, while the predominantly female
crowd shouts screams of encourage
ment. She delicately tucks a dollar bill
into his briefs and he gives her a kiss.
"If the women are drunk, the pay is
good," one of the strippers, whom I'll
call Gary, tells me later. I meet Gary
backstage as he is getting ready to
perform. "Some of the women go wild
when you give them a kiss. The big thing
is teasing women putting layers of
clothing on," he says as he buttons the
vest to his three-piece suit. He is a well
built dark-haired man in his early 20s.
"Should I wear a coat over this?" he
asks the stripper standing near him.
"Yeah man, wear a coat. Put on more
layers," the other stripper, whom I'll call
Michael and Gary are two of the 14 strippers who arc
performing at the Foxy Lady tonight. The lounge hold a
male strip show once every two weeks. On other nights,
female strippers perform. The guys who participate aren't
professionals. Some are students, one is a mechanic, another
is unemployed. Some tell me they arc dancing in a strip show
because they like the chance it gives them to meet women.
Others do it simply to compete for the $75 first prize that the
man who receives the loudest ovation wins. One stripper says
that several of the men are gay or bisexual.
We don't just get up there for kicks." Gary says. "It's the
money. I didn't sleep for two nights before the first time I did
it. Nervous, ha, that ain't the word for it."
women put $1
Michael whispers to me that he once made $750 in three
nights when he was working in Washington, D.C. He is a
rather thin, sensitive-looking young man in hisearly20s. His
dress is simple just jeans, a T-shirt and a jacket. "They let
you go all the way in D.C," he says.
But in North Carolina, male strippers have to wear G
strings. Members of the audience aren't supposed to touch
the strippers with their hands. Infractions of any of these
rules may result in citations given to the club't owner. The
strippers tell us that female officers are constantly patrolling
My friend has a camera, but the men arc wary of having
their pictures published. "My parents know I do this, but my
grandparents would have a stroke,"
After a bit of inspired persuasion, my
friend manages to get permission to
take their pictures - as long as they can't
"If you show my face. I'll come after
you," Gary says, and then apologizes
for sounding threatening. He continues
to straighten his clothes and comb his
hair. He wears clogs so he can kick them
off when he gets on stage. When it is
almost time for him to go on, he lies on
the floor and begins doing push-ups
vigorously. To get my adrenelm flow
ing." he explains between gasps.
Gary prances on stage amid loud
applause. He's a favorite with the
regulars. His dancing is good, and he
strips with a suave surety. Women begin
to approach the stage to give him tip
and to get kisses.
A 4-ycar-old woman in a knit pant
suit is pushed toward Gary by her
friends. She's hesitant at first, but she
deposits $10 in his G-string and
enthusiastically accepts his kiss. As she
returns to her seat, her eyes arc as wide as her smile.
"He was great," she says, still a little daed. "My friends
brought me here for my birthday. That'll be a birthday
present I'll never forget."
She tells me her husband knows she t here, and he
approves. Her three grown sons think it's great, "If it's OK
for men. then it's OK for women," she says. "I met one boy
belorethc show, and he was really nice. They're real clcancut
I he woman's 70-vcar-ld ex-mothcr-in-law is silting
beside her. "I think this is wonderful," she says. "This isn't
See STRIPPERS on page 2
of male stripper
bills in G-string