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BuwMMAchmrtlsitig 933-1 183
. ' Ey DALE JENKINS : ,
The columns are coming, down at
Major renovations on the theater began
two weeks ago and should be completed by
October, Gordon Rutherford, UNC director
of planning, said Monday.
The structure was built in 1&49 to serve as
the University Ballroom, but was soon renamed
Smith Hall after Benjamin Smith who pre
sented the grant for the construction of the
Funding for the rehabilitation $180,000
comes from a grant from the United States
Department of the Interior and the Heritage
Conservation and Recreation Service. ;'
Listed in the National Register of Historic
Places, the theater is being restored under the
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
"The work involved is primarily restoration
on the outside and some improvements on the
basement," Rutherford said. "Rehabilitation
and restoration of the columns, outside sur
face and repairs on the roof area axe the
New York architect A.J. Davis modeled
the theater using Greek classical architecture
with help from a prisoner in the state peni
tentiary in sculpting the wheat, ears of corn
and tassels atop the columns.
After the building was used as the ballroom
for six years, the University decided to turn
the structure into the University Library and
use the basement as a chemistry laboratory
and campus bathhouse.
Change had become the noted quality of
the building and would continue in the future.
Next it housed an agricultural experiment sta
tion and the law school.
In 1925 Professor Frederick H. Koch sug-
Student spotlight .
key BSM award
By DONNA WIOTAKER
He walks around campus with a briefcase in his
hand and a smile on his face.
Smith Turner IV is known for his cordial attitude
and hard work. That's why the Black Stu&ct Move
ment gave him the Outstanding Undergraduate
Award at an awards ceremony Sunday.
The sophomore industrial relations major from
Charlotte was one of several to win an award Sun
day. Although others won awards for their work,
the BSM Awards Selection Committee thought that
Turner represented an all-around BSM worker.
As BSM representative of Morrison Dormitory,
Turner spearheaded a gong show and cookout, and
various bake sales and study breaks. Members of
the Morrison Action Committee, a sublet of the
BSM, have" also sung Christmas carols at various
places. , '
Maybe Turner is best known for his efforts in or
ganizing a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial program
in January and a green ribbondonation drive for
the slain black children in Atlanta. The. King pro
gram drew a capacity crowd in Great Hall and the
BSM gave out over 400 ribbons and raised at least
$200 for the task force in Atlanta.
Turner first heard of the BSM through Katherine
Pointer II, Morrison's representative to the BSM,
last year. He said Porter suggested all MAC mem
bers join the ESM, so he did. 1 Ie even took Pointer's
"After being involved in MAC projects, I enjoyed
them so much that I wanted to do more," Turner
said. "So, I talked to Allen (Russell) because Y
thought we could do a good job. I also thought it
would be fun and a good way to work with BSM
and MAC." .
Russell and Turner were Morrison representatives
until April 1.
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Aisiff sum Mfflsini'tBg
Cc!urnn Is being removed from Fbym-kcrs Theatre
renovations on the 132-year-old structure began recently
gested that the Carolina Playmakers, a student
acting crew, occupy the building as a place to
call "home" on the UNC campus. The Board
of Trustees granted his wish and Playmaker's
Theater became and has since served as the
first state supported theater in the United
States concerned with the performance of a
Through the assistance of the N.C. Depart
ment of Cultural Resources, the Division of
Archives and History, the U.S. Department
of the Interior and the Heritage Conservation
and Recreation Service, the money and sup
port needed to renovate the theater was raised.
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON President Reagan returned to
the public stage Tuesday night and told Congress his
tax and spending cuts were "the only answer we have
left" for a sick economy.
Reagan pronounced his own health much improved,
thanks in part to the "friendship and yes, love" of
his fellow citizens since he was shot March 30. He told
the House and Senate they risked public wrath un
less his economic package was quickly approved.
It was his first public appearance since the assassi
In a speech prepared for a joint session of the House
and Senate and a national radio and television audience,
the president called for swift passage of his economic
package, saying inaction "will delay even longer
and more painfully the cure which must come.
. "The American people now want us to act, and not
in half measures," he said in the address. "They de
mand and they have earned - a full and compre
hensive effort to clean up our economic mess.V
Reagan thanked his listeners "for your messages,
your flowers, and most of all, your prayers not
only for me but for those others who fell beside me."
Reagan said that "thanks to some very fine people,
my health is much improved. I'd like to be able to say
that with regard to the health of our economy. But the
fundamental nature of our economic mess has not
" Reagan pointed to inflation continuing "at a double-digit
rate" in the nearly six months since he was
elected, mortgage interest rates averaging almost 15
percent and an unemployment count of almost 8
"Six months is long enough," he said. "Because
of the extent of our economy's sickness, we know
that the cure will not come quickly, and that even
with out package, progress will come in inches and
feet, not miles.
"The old and comfortable way is to shave a little
here and add a little there," he said. "Well, that's
not acceptable anymore. -
"All we need to do is act, and the time for action
is now,' he said.
Reagan received the most emotional welcome of any
president in recent history when he stood before a
Congress primed to shake the rafters in its greeting.
"You wouldn't want to talk me into an encore,"
he said when three minutes of rousing cheers and
"I have no words to express my appreciation for
that greeting," he said.
Reagan later quoted Theodore Roosevelt as saying
that "the American people, are slow to. wrath", but
when their wrath is once kindled, it burns like a con
Reagan said that "perhaps that kind of wrath will
be deserved if our answer to these serious problems is
to repeat the mistakes of the past."
Recent vote counts in Congress show the president
has more than enough support to win approval for his
But the victory now within Reagan's grasp would be
on the congressional budget resolution, a commitment
easily breached if the president relaxed his tight-fisted
vigilance when Congress takes up individual spending
Solid as the prospects appear for this first-round
victory, the White House remains markedly cautious
in its assessment.
But Congress seemed to have gotten the message
even before the president presented it. Earlier in the
' day, the Senate Budget Committee approved on a
vote of 15-6 a budget blueprint.
The plan calls for a deficit of $43.8 billion next year
but envisions a balanced budget in 19S4, contingent
on $44.7 billion in unspecified spending cuts.
Some Democrats assailed the proposal as "wishful
thinking" but all 12 Republicans on the panel sup
ported it, as did Deomocrats Lawton Chiles of Florida,
J. Bennett Johnston of Louisiana and Jim Sasser of
In a written statement, Reagan called the committee
vote "a welcome display of a strong bipartisan
spirit" that "puts our economic recovery program
firmly on track."
Geiaiacil delay decisioim 'en moim law
Smith Turner IV .
Turner tried to foster good dorm relations through
MAC, and was partly responsible for defining MAC
so that the organization could become an officially
recognized dorm committee; thus, encouraging all
Morrison residents to participate in MACs activities.
He also said that MAC activities were not geared
only toward black students, but that mostly blacks
came to the activities. '
Being Morrison representative "was fun and
worthwhile, but it was also hard work," Turner
said. "And sometimes it bothered me when we had
very low participation in the dorm."
He attributed this low participation to apathy and
culture differences between blacks and whites.
But despite those problems, Turner has not be
come discouraged. He and Russell are the BSM
Membership Committee co-chairpersons for 1931-1932.
Although Turner works diligently with the BSM,
he seems to know that all work and no play makes
Jack a dull boy, because he really does play the
Turner started taking piano lessons in the third
grade. "After seeing so many people play the piano.
See TURNER on page 2
By RACHEL PERHY
- Staff Writer w
After more than two hours of discussion, the
Chapel Hill Town Council delayed action Monday
night on the proposed noise ordinance. The or
dinance missed passage, failing in a 4-to-4 vote,
which automatically postponed the issue until
the next council meeting.
Council members Marilyn Boulton, Joe Straley,
Bill Thorpe and Jim Wallace voted against the
The excused absence of council member Bev
Kawalec, who has advocated a stricter noise
ordinance, was the crucial factor in the coun
cil's split vote. -
Council members questioned the ambiguous
wording of the ordinance, length of time a group
will be penalized for violating the ordinance,
the distance noise should be measured from its
source, and restrictions on obtaining noise
Student Body President Scott Norberg, RHA
President Robert Bianchi and Inter-Fraternity
Council President Jim Maynard also voiced
concerns over aspects of the proposed noise
Student Government plans to buy 6-8 noise
meters for the Chapel Hill Police Department
to let groups monitor themselves, Norberg said.
"The problem with the current ordinance is that
students have never known when they are vio
lating the ordinance until police show up," he
IFC President Maynard stressed students'
willingness to work closely with the council
and town on the noise issue.
"The IFC is willing to tackle the noise prob
lem with enthusiasm and dedication. We fully
accept the citizens right to privacy," he said.
But student leaders see the present penalty
for violating the noise ordinance as too strict.
As the proposed ordinance is now written, a
fraternity or residence hall will have a noise
permit application denied any time up to 12
months after first violation of the ordinance.
"A year-long penalty is too strict," RHA
president Robert Bianchi said. "This could
'tiucra lot of problems',- crpccklly for residence
halls." The transiency of dorm residents would
result in punishment of students not living in
the dorm when the noise ordinance was violated,
Council members disagreed on the 12-month
provision for denial of permits following a vio
lation. "I don't think 12 months is too liberal. Par
' ties are often staggered that way," Mayor Nassif
But council member Wallace said the 12-month
penalty was unreasonable. "One year is quite
artificial. One academic year makes a lot more
sense to me."
Norberg also expressed students' concern
about the present ordinance's requirement that
noise permits be obtained two days in advance
of a party.
"It would severely limit spontaneous parties,"
Norberg said. "We feel parties with live bands
should have to request permits in advance, but
other parties should be able to get the noise
' permit on the same' day.'""
Council member Boulton suggested stricter
control of noise permit distribution. "Perhaps
getting a permit should be more of a privilege
than a right."
Noise control could be achieved through
rrrnit control, she said.
"I don't see any way that is fair about decid
ing who should and shouldn't get a noise per
mit," Norberg said Tuesday.
Boulton had suggested that permits be dis
tributed on a first-come, first-served basis'.
Town Manager Gene Shipman, who grants the
permits, told the council that he would not grant
more than three noise permits at the same time.
The council also questioned the constitution
ality of the present ordinance's requirement that
noise be measured 75 feet away from its source,
after Town Attorney Emery Denny expressed
reservations about it.
See COUNCIL on page 2
'EDeMy could lead to revision
By RACHEL PERRY
The Chapel Hill Town Council's decision
Monday night to delay action for two weeks on
, the town's controversial noise ordinance evoked
responses of cautious approval from student
leaders and town officials Tuesday.
"We were hoping it would be delayed there
are too many problems with the hnguage and
the purpose of the ordinance," Student Body
President Scott Norberg said.
The delay will give Student Government a
chance to work closely with town officials on
suggested amendments for the proposed ordi
nance, he said.
Town officials agreed that the extra time
gained for revisions was needed.
"Basically, the report in front of us was ac
ceptable, but with a few delicate questions like
the (violation) penalty and distance of measure
ment to resolve," said council member Jona
thon Howes. "With a lot of hard work from
both students and council, an agreement equit
able to all can be reached."
But council member Marilyn Boulton criti
cized Mayor Joe Nassifs lack of response to
"He (Nassif) asked for student input, then
ignored it," Boulton said. "I think the mayor
was wrong in thinking that letting the students
express their opinions would quiet them. In ef
fect, he was just showing them the ordinance
(Monday night), but really didn't care what their
, At the council meeting, Nassif spoke out
against reducing the proposed 12-month penalty
for violation of the ordinance, in spite of Nor
berg's and some council members' statements
that the proposed penalty was too strict.
By JIM SMITH
No one knows for sure how many members the
Carolina Gay Association has. Not even the chair
person, Lee MuIUs, knows,
"Obviously, for security reasons, we don't
keep any kind of membership listlMu'lis said.
"If a gay person had lo come to a CGA meeting
and sijn any rcll or know he was on a list anyone
mchl see, there would be very few peopte cominj
to our meetings."
HuiLnevj meetings usually draw 15-25 members.
Fcr special programs around 50 pecrle attend.
Sochi programs, Lie the annual Srrin Prcrn,
often attract from 1CX) to 1 53 participants.
Mollis said there crc a variety cf reasons why
attendance at meetings was low. "It's part cf the
tenor of the times," t e ?. "It's not cay lo H
openly gay in the United States fit this tine."
1 hoe who do attend meetings are mostly
rr MuHIi said that in the pau the CGA had
1 :: dcT.imaeJ by women, but that now, fay
wcrr.en were not es vi-.iUe in the or.-raa4j.a.
Overall, CGA is made up of about 45 percent
undergraduates, 45 percent graduate students and
10 percent townspeople. ,
"We decided to move our meetings out of the
Union," Muilis said. "People feared corning cut
of meetings and being identified as having come
from a gay activity."
One cf the purposes cf the CGA is to he!? gays
overcome these fears of being exposed. As a sup
port group for campus gays, the organization
sponsors rap groups, meetings, and socials, and
publishes a monthly newsletter, Lambda.
"It is CGA's function to work not only with
pc!l;1cal!y conscious gay aethhts, but a.1,0 to serve
there people, who, fcr whatever reason, do not
or cannot be publicly gay i this time," Muilis
The ether primary function of CGA is to pro
vide an educational service to both straights and
gays. The main programs fcr aecotnplhhing this
are outreach speakers and Gay Aarer.?i$ Week.
Many speakers have httn offered to a variety
of t Lit-rr-:- rj from soochy ar;J p
to r.r;!.vh and ghihnophy.
outu'Svh frcjrams ha
been to educate the straight community on guy
"Dy educating non-gays, we would not simply
come down to not having any differences there
are great differences in lifestyle as well zs life ex
perience in being gay," Muilis said. "Eut the dif
ferences are not insuperable. We can still come to
The format of the outreach discu'i'cns ccnaicts
of speakers answering questions on gay Lf;;t!e
from t suiCnvC
Peter, who has participated in the diseunbns,
said there was nothing he had rot been asked.
"Questions rang? from what is it Lie to lave
another mauV to 'what do you in bed'," he said.
Another method CGA has used to educate the
community about gsy tfestjle ts Gay A'-varrr.eis
Week. This con-u-.ts of a series of orishepj, tilt
cuuiar.s and event i de .J;n; J to prcr.;:? d .!
between ga$ and ttraijhts. hharcn, a r,.r,L:r cf
the CGA, said few i?.'J.t pr.; !e &":?.. ;S the
"lg they're gffcIJ tcm;or.iCl thlrA thry
axe g y," the taid. "Il-t a let cf pec;'; h3aet
not sure if they are gay come to lock around."
Many CGA members said that just the fact
that the group existed as a University-recognized
crgaaalaa'-icn helped pec;!? to overcome their guilt
and embarrassment about being gay.
gay feelings it helps to legitimatize their lifestyle,
said Dan, another member.
This is one reason funding of the CGA has been
a controversial Issue since it was formed over il
years ego. Many students do not want part cf their
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a trotyl? with which they do net zz't:.
Laat year, the CGA rr;-:r.'cd $2,003 from the
Campus Goverrung Council budget. Tt ty received
51. C53; His year they laked for an inert aie to
52. CC2, but imsteii cf an bereave, their budget
prepcadwas cut to J $73, only 33 percent cf their
rcQu-i. Only tL iT ttrrc cul M
Cb-.buuV. a good pert cf ih? butt waj g-.lng
1 3 1 C-ij C f fiLy C -t ! w ? t . , --. i y t v 2T
tali. 'llever, t were cut ij li eicr,i cf, ether
n wmi ivUi., iLJ not a,irce with CGA pro
jams, and therefore voted scinst CGA funding,
Money is needed to pay for the newsletter, pub
licity for activities and to pay other buls. I laa the
ftmdlns increase been improved, the crfaniiation
"1 tlink that there . ere ;;m? people nfu, cut
r? w w
ttnfM Ift tt?rt a erp.txn.eV'ti'f ttn'tcc for pavs.
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Fund.ng cf CGA is net the crJy controvtnias
aria g3 uiai vpci tuu n i
not quite m cpen to alicnute lifestyles &s It might
"I'd like to think that in a tberal urivenlty at
mojphcte, people would be allowed to pursue the
lifestvle they want, at l .rg as h harms na cuae
c!,-et without cb;ections by members of the com
munity," Muilis taid. That'i r at true la Chapel
htJZlt joU t.h cor.txoveriy items Umn the whvl?
gooj-cle-toy trsd-tiont of the South. Until
education end time remove the? feclmgs from
the region, ttyt will have it hard time finding
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