The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, September 02, 1980, Page 1, Image 1
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Vc.j Serving the students and the University community since 1893 :r 2, 1CC0 Chrpcl Hill, fJcrth Ccrc.'Jni MSpftAit S33-C245 o sr? 71 ,oi iii 3 W i i f i iliii Q, !CJ o if s j i t U ! o r DTH, Scott Snarpe Rcstcurcnt owners ssy tha pssssgri of liquor by tha drink has hdpsd business ...Seniors Patty Grace (left) and Deborah Owens enjoy drinks at Spanky's Mhced drim k s ' he im-restm u run Ho A Ey KAREN KOHNEGAY Staff Writer It's been almost two years since liquor by the drink was adopted in Orange County, and although mixed drink sales account for only 5 percent of total liquor revenue across the state, area restaurants say the measure has helped their business. , "There's more money to be made in liquor by the drink than there is in beer' said John Spencer, bar manager at Four Comers restaurant. "It's a big factor in the restaurant business." Mixed drink sales were first permitted in Orange County in November 1978; since then, more than 10 new restaurants have opened in the Chapel 1 1111 area. Even some restaurants which opened prior to the passage of liquor by the drink said they had the possibility of future mixed drinks in mind. "Our bar was built with that in mind," said Greg Overbeck, manner of Spanky's, which opened two .years ao. - ' -''' . , "We couldn't afford to sell the quality and quantity of food we serve without liquor," said Papagayo's manager Scott Bradley. Restaurants which sell mixed drinks must follow strict state , regulations. Food items must account for at least 51 percent of an establishment's total sales. But most restaurant owners say staying within the limit has not been that difficult. Restaurant consultant Will Staubar said most of Harrison's customers prefer beer and other beverages; mixed drinks account for approximately 10 percent of Harrison's sales, Staubar said. Four Corners comes closer to the limit set by the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Although Spencer could not quote an exact figure, he said Four Corners' mixed drinks sales accounted for close to half of their total profit. He also said serving mixed drinks was expensive because of the heavy state tax on liquor. There is a $1.83 tax per 750 milliliters (approximately one-fifth of a gallon) of liquor. Orange County ABC Board member Benton Efland said mixed drink sales, authorized in more than 40 outlets across the county, accounted for close to 10 percent of all sales. Orange County ranks fourth in NortlvCroIina liquor sales, behind Mecklenburg County, Wake County and Guilford County, Efland said. J- A spokesman? for Aurora restaurant" sa:dtr.e advent of liquor by the drink has led to the opening of new restaurants in the area. "It definitely has. ..they're all opening because of liquor," he said. He added that many new restaurants would be forced to close if they were not permitted to sell mixed drinks. See DRINKS on page 2 Oy RACHEL PERIY .'A-.'-- Siaff Writer '; ' Several fraternity parties were "closed down" Thursday . night and one University student was arrested after Chapel Hill police determined that the noise level at the parties exceeded the legally allowed decibel limit. Because Monday was a holiday, police records were closed and the exact number of parties which were asked to quiet down could not be verified. Chapel Hill police Capt. Arnold Gold said he would guess that police had gone to three or four parties Thursday and asked the participants to lower the volume there. "This semester has started off with a big bang," Gold said. "We've had quite a few complaints to start off the new semester with." Dave Hill of the Chapel HillCarrboro Police Department said noise complaints have risen 30 percent since last year at this time. Most of the complaints concern fraternity parties, Gold said. "There are certain fraternities we seem to have more problems with," he said. Under the noise ordinance, groups can obtain special permits from the police department to exceed the limit of 55 decibels by 20 decibels until midnight on weekends and 11 p.m. on weeknights. But Gold said that police Chief Herman Stone is considering making some administrative changes which would make it easier for police to control the parties. "There have been reports of officers being verbally abused and there was one party that was so crowded that the police couldn't close it, . They thought their presence made things worse," Gold said;'; -'.v' ; .... :. . Cliff Homesley, a junior at : the University, was arrested on charges of drunk and disorderly conduct Thursday at a Sigma. Nu fraternity party. Homesley,. who is not a Sigma Nu brother, alledgedly. yelled an obscenity at officers from the stage as the band was packing its equipment. Police had found the decibel level had exceeded the limit, and the fraternity was in the process of closing down the party when the incident occurred. "I think they're making an example of me," Homesley said. "I think it's ridiculous; everybody's just having a good time." Homesley said he thought the parties remained calm until the arrival of the police, whom he called a cause of aggravation. He said each of the previous five parties he had attended (which included parties at the Alpha Tau Omega and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternitcs) had been closed down. "This may lead to a major conflict between students and police," he said. But Town Council member Marilyn Boulton said that fraternitcs will have to be more serious in their responsibilities concerning parties. ATO President Page Detter agreed, saying "fraternitcs need to be more respectful to police" in light of the recent verbal abuse against police officers. Police do not necessarily wait for complaints about a noisy party, Gold Some dom'i By LINDA BROWN Stafr Writer Though Chapel Hill police say the number of complaints from town residents about noisy student parties are up this year from last year, several residents, who live near University sororities and fraternities said Sunday the noise really didn't bother them. The residents were contacted by The Daily Tar Heel at random . ' "I'm used to noise,", said Sallle Michie of 121 S. Columbia St., across from Fraternity Court. "I've been hearing it all these years, so I'm used to it." She added she doesn't think any of the town's people are bothered by the noise, either. Sarah Mayes, who lives at 501 E. said. If a policeman thinks a party is too loud, he can measure the decibel level without a complaint having been made by a resident. The Town Council is reviewing the noise ordinance to eliminate possible ambiguities and to improve its effectiveness, Boulton said. Town Manager Gene Shipman said the council "must react to a series of real problems in the perspectives of citizens," and that the review of the two-year-old ncise ordinance began three weeks before the start of the fall semester. Student Body President Bob Saunders said he planned to discuss the noise ordinance at a meeting Thursday with the mayor and student leaders. "Students see it (the noise ordinance) as too restrictive and the town sees it as too lax," he said. The shcrt-term noise problem eventually will resolve itself because the number of parties usually decreases after the Labor Day weekend, Saunders said. He said the Icr.g-ttrm problem of what the noise regulation See NOISE on pco 2 mind noioe Franklin St., next door to Delta Delta Delta sorority, agreed. "There is some noise, naturally, with all those girls staying over there, but it doesn't bother us," she said. But she added that she doesn't think students should be allowed to play music as loud as they want at parties. "And I don't think I should be allowed to, either," she said. Since 1978, the town has an ordinance limiting noise to 55 decibels. Groups can apply for a permit to allow them to exceed the limit by 20 decibels but only until midnight on weekends and 1 1 p.m. on week nights. "I live right in the middle of it so I get a lot of noise," said Patsy Owens of 516 E. Franklin St. "But it doesn't bother me." See REACTION on page 2 Artists give free rein to imagination By ANN PETERS Staff Writer If you think your life needs some spicing up, the International Fish Exhibition at the Wesley Foundation through Sept. 13 offers a salty assortment of the bizarre. The creation of Lillian Jones, a junior UNC art student, and Gtnny Campbell, a UNC art graduate, the exhibition involves more than 35 artists who have created a variety of abstract and conceptual art around the theme of "fish." Their concepts have materialized into original works which display the creatures in a variety of circumstances. The creations range from conventional etching and acrylics to the more unusual' mobiles, sculptures, jewelry and food creations. The creators said they wanted an atypical theme. "Fish is not a very conventional ld:at" Campbell said. "We didn't want very conventional art or use cf materials. We tried to take a common everyday subject and portray it in an out of the ordinary, abstract way." "The idea of fish is a great versatile theme," Jones said. Many of the works received some unusual glances. Jones' "Speaking Fish" was one. The brightly colored creation made out of balsa wood, paper and paint resembled a fish in every aspect except tfiat within the body was a car stereo speaker. The "fish" was hooked up to a tape player. It played rather unique sounds Jones recorded to give the impression of the sea. These sounds echoed from within the "fish." "We encouraged the artists not to make just the typical art," Jones said. Some fish sculptures were created out of wood, aluminum, concrete and clam shells. Among other unconventional pieces of art was ?!ark Kcppkr's "Concrete Fish," designed to resemble a sailfish and made with broken glass and Coke bottles. But the food pieces drew the most attention, Campbell said. The abstract food works included "Fish in Aspic," made with fish and lemon jcllo, Jones "Fish in Blender" and Campbell's "Out of the Frying Pan," created with three large mouth bass heads, a skillet and plastic. Although most of the works are, for sale, UTK Scott V.-ki fcrk Kcpp'cr's sa'.'.fiah ...made of broken glass these tempting creations of the sea are not, Campbell said, "for obvious reasons." While Jones and Campbell were organizing the show, they designed matching dresses to emphasize the fish theme. They created See FISH on page 4 Propooed tax cut Procedure 'ihei DGue Dy JONATHAN PJCII Staff Writer Spurred by a combination of real economic need and election year politics, the question of a national tax cut has become Washington's most hotly contested issue in recent weeks. The argument does not center so much on whether a cut is necessary, but how and when the tax break should be implemented. ' An analysis Since Ronald Reagan's call earlier this month for a 30 percent tax cut, President Jimmy Carter, Sen. Edward Kennedy, The Senate Finance Committee and the Joint Economic Committee all have issued their own tax cut proposals. Rejecting arguments that a tax cut implemented now would be inflationary, the Senate Finance Committee recently approved a $39 billion tax cut that would go into effect on Jan. 1. Sen Russe! B. Long, D-La., the fir.ar.ee committed chairman, defended the cuts as vital to combating unemployment and recession. "It vull fiht inflation, it will increase jobs, it will increase production and it will help bring us out of the recession," he said. One of the committee's major concerns, taid Bill Morris, an aide to Lcr.j, v. as the r.ccd for an immediate tax cut to compensate for increased income and social security taxes effective at the beginning of 1931.. "Americans are facing an $37 billion increase in taxes during 1931," Morris said. "As only $40 billion are involved in the cut, no inflationary effects are projected. It should have a positive effect on investment and productivity." Republican calls for tax cuts and Democratic proposals to create billion-dollar jobs programs are not the right way to fight the current recession, the Joint Economic Committee recently stated. Criticizing these proposals as hit-or-miss reactions that treat recessions as short-term emergencies, the panel of economic experts called on Congress to take a fcr.g-term view, including using half a proposed tax cut r.ext year to increase productivity and restructuring jobs programs. , In reaction to the Reagan and Senate llnar.ee Committee proposal, Carter was forced last week to unveil his own economic phn. As part cf a sweeping till to revitalize the American economy' and create 1 million new jobs, he call: J for $27.6 billion in tax .cuts during 1S31 for individuals and businesses. UNC economics professor Ralph Pfouts a-rec J a tax cut in the immediate future would tpur h!-h:r in fiaiion'. "In my view, most peep!: are st.ll Sco TAX cn pc3 3 - iJ '''' w' If f I u W f" f ! j ' yV-f """"SO "" J u U i k: ,j Kij.Ji'jj c J Kij'j vj J 77 ,-ra rjr-v tvhi ml n ill ! I ! 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