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Volume 89, Issue No. 9
Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Thursday, July 24, 19S0
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By Marc Barnes
Monday was the first day of draft
registration for approximately 4 million
young men, despite controversy over the
During the weekend, a special three
judge panel in Pennsylvania called current
registration laws unconstitutional because
they discriminated against women by
excluding them from registration.
Supreme Court Justice William Brennan
overruled the judges' decision, pending
review by the Supreme Court
Minor vandalism was reported Monday
morning at the post offices on Franklin
Street and Estes Drive. In both instances,
postal employees said that Communist
Workers Party posters had been pasted on
At the Franklin Street station, slogans
were painted on inside walls, and red paint
was spilled on the sidewalk and front steps.
The registration itself proceeded on
schedule, with few problems. "It's been
steady, but not heavy," said Robert M.
Cassell, officer in charge of the Chapel H ill
Representatives of the War Resisters
League were outside the Franklin Street
Station for most of the day, handing" out
Selective Service officials expect from 95
to 99 percent of the 19- and 20-year-olds to
register. The maximum penalty for not
registering is a five-year prison sentence
and a $10,000 fine.
Because college is not in session, there
will be fewer registrations in Chapel Hill
than there would be normally. "Most
young men will register in their
hometowns," Cassell said.
Cassell said that registration would be
held at all U.S. post offices, except the
contract stations at Glen Lennox and
Eastgate shopping centers.
"We are hoping to handle the
registration with our current window
clerks. If necessary, we will have one
window specifically for that," Cassell said.
"We really don't know how it will go.
We will seek the cooperation of everyone,"
Registration began Monday, and will
continue through Aug. 2. Men born in I960
must register this week, and those born in
1961 must register next week.
The Selective Service intends to use a
three-month breakdown of birthdays that
will correspond to different days of the
week, to simplify the process and to help
prevent long lines.
Men born in J anuary, February or M arch
will register on Monday; April, May or
June, on Tuesday; July, August or
September, on Wednesday; and October,
November or December, on Thursday.
Men unable to register on their assigned
dates may register all day Friday and
'Those times aren't mandatory," Cassell
said. "We aren't going to turn anybody
The registration form asks for a person's
name, birthdate, Social Security number
and current mailing address, Cassell said.
See DRAFT on page 2
Anti-drft protest Monday
,at Franklin Street Post Office
Staff photo by Sharon Clarke
ProfQsts show opposition
By Gelareh Asayesh
Registration for the draft began Monday
and with it came protests.
A group of about 50 people gathered at
noon Monday to keep a vigil in front of
Chapel Hill's Franklin Street post office.
"I'm against registration because it leads
to the draft and I'm against the draft
because it leads to war," one protester said.
"It (the draft) is, supposed to be protested
against Everyone has the right to be free."
The group of people who assembled to
protest ranged from 17-year-old Fred
Young to Charlotte Adams, who has seen
three generations pass. But a large
percentage of the people keeping vigil were
people who had experienced another draft.
"My dear, I have been here forever," said
Adams,, "a member of the Women's
International League for Peace and
Freedom. "I protested against the Vietnam
Picketers displayed signs opposing the
draft Many had come during their lunch
hour, hoping that their presence would
spark a response in others.
"I want to stop the war before it starts,"
said Kathie Young, standing in line beside
her son who will turn 18 in November.
"We cannot perpetuate this cycle of
destruction, said another woman, a 28-year-old
who protested against the
Vietnam War. "We have to turn things
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Common sense planning helps
against weather-related health problems
By Kimberly Barnette-Horton
"Mexicans, Arabs and other people who live in the
heat have long since given up standing in the
noonday sun," said Dr. James McCutchan, acting
director of Student Health Services.
Or, as some people say, "Only mad dogs and
Englishmen go out in the noonday sun."
Students should follow their example if they want
to escape the heat wave the South is experiencing.
"When the temperature rises above body
temperature, and the humidity is above 85 percent,
you don't lose heat," McCutchan said. "Instead, you
pick up heat. The body's cooling system doesn't
This is the time to listen to your bodies and slow
down if the heat is making you uncomfortable, he
That includes using common sense.
"What no one can give anyone is a substitute for
judgment," McCutchan said. "The point is to
believe what is happening. It is hot."
A defense against the heat is proper eating and
"Generally, after a meal your temperature rises.
That happens all year round. Your metabolism
speeds up," said Marcia Mills, a registered dietician
at the Community Diet Counseling Center.
As the metabolism speeds up, so does the body's
heat production and water loss.
"Therefore it is best not to overeat," Mills said.
"Eat lighter foods." But water is what your body is
asking for. The temperature of the food or drink is a
contributing factor. In their book, Heat Stress and
Heat Disorders, CS. Leithhead and A.R. Lind found
that eating or drinking hot foods or 1 iqu ids adds heal
to the body. However, if cool water is drunk, the txxiy
loses heat by warming the water to body temperature.
"If you eat hot soup you get hotter," he said. "Ice
tea makes you feel good."
Drinking a cold beer, though, is not a remedy for
getting in the shade, McCutchan said. Drinks with
alcohol dehydrate and add heat to the Ixxly.
"Alcohol does make you feel warm," Mills said.
"It dilates the blood vessels."
Mills added that drinks with caffeine and sugar
such as Coca-Cola can make some people feel
How acclimatized a person is to the heat
influences his ability to withstand extreme
temperatures without adverse effects.
For instance, many Indian seamen and tropical
residents eat curried rice, regardless of the
temperature. Even Mexicans eat hot foods.
"Mexicans like spicy foods. They also live in a
tropical country," McCutchan said. "They arc
See HEAT WAVE on page 4