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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, July 23, 1981, Page 1, Image 1

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Thursday, July 23, K31 Cliapd Hill, North Carolina J j ii ii IL .D Lower prices ease ight student budget By RANDY WALKER The basic law of supply and demand still works in Chapel Hill as far as movies and records are concerned. The Varsity Theater management discovered that when it reduced admission to $1 for all shows at all times about three months ago. "We're doing a lot more volume. Ifs pretty radical," assistant manager David Harrison said. In another recent policy switch, the Varsity started showing second run movies instead of first run. Harrison said second run films are a better deal for theater opera tors." It was a marketing decision. We were getting bad first runs; now we're getting good second runs." The $1 admission started during the school year, and is supposed to last indefinitely, Harrison said. Harrison credits a business increase to better movies as much as to the reduced admission. The movie's qual ity, rather than its promotional budget, determines how much money it makes, he said. In addition to the increased ticket sales, the Varsity has been making more money from concessions, Harri son said. Theaters charging a $1 admission are pretty rare, Harrison said. "The only other one in North Carolina I know of is owned by this corporation. Ifs in Charlotte" At the Carolina Theater on the other side of Franklin Street, the cheapest shows are the $2 bargain matinees, Monday through Friday, every day until 6 p.m. But as manager John Hartley said, "Basically, you never have to pay more than $2.25 with the reduced tickets available at the Union desk. "The Varsity hasn't directly affected us with their $1 policy," he said. "They have been showing what would normally be a late show for us." The Carolina usually plays first run pictures. "We'll have our peaks, (but) with everything we do, we tend to be quite stable, even in the summer," he said. "The lack of students is somewhatoffset by the big pic tures that come out in the summer." The Ram Theaters in NCNB Plaza offer $1.50 mati nees Saturday and Sunday until 5:30 p.m. Every Tuesday admission is $1.50. The Ram also sells $2 discount tick ets in lots of 100 to organizations. i v . 0 U) o o CO o r. CO Chczp movhs cffcr brcko students a rcbzio "It has to be a group," manager Stan Miller said. "A fraternity or sorority could buy 'em." For the ultimate in audio discount, go to the Fair Ex change in Carrboro. They will take records in a 2 for 1 trade or will pay cash for them. Records must be saleable and in good condition. The Exchange has a three-day re turn policy on all discs it sells f rom $1.50 up. Also in the discount record department, the two neigh boring record shops on Franklin Street differ in their pric ing policies. : "My philosophy is (that) our records are on safe all the time" says Dave Giles, owner of Big Shot Records. "All $8.98 lists are $5.99. We price according to list." Big Shot Records also accepts old records as a trade-in for new. . . ' Sea DISCOUNTS on page 12 ; a m n ft Vjpw w- mum , - vo&r V. St0J Ieglliis8ls By JOHN HINTON U.S. District Judge Franklin T. Dupree's approval of the settlement between UNC and the U.S. Department of Edu cation could touch off a new legal battle between the N AACP Legal Defense Fund and the federal government - Dupree signed the consent decree last week, ending the 11-year-old dispute between the UNC 16-campus system and the U.S. Department of Education (formerly U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare). Dupree wrote in an eight-page memorandum that the con sent decree was "fair, reasonable and adequate, and it should be given a chance to work." Joseph L. Rauh Jr.,' the principal attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, called the approval a "travesty of fed eral judicial procedure" and said the defense fund would seek the U.S. Court of'Appeals for the District of Columbia to de clare U.S. Education Secretary Terrell H. Bell's actions illegal. Dupree delayed ruling on the consent decree presented in his court by UNC and Justice Department lawyers so he could . consider a memorandum opposing the plan submitted by the NAACP Defense Fund. Dupree's court was the third federal court to rule against the defense fund. No hearing has been scheduled for the defense fund's appeal. William C. Friday, President of the UNC system, said he hopes Dupree's approval will bring an end to the judicial process. "We think it will bring us right into compliance with ; Title VI. of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. "We are now in a position to start its implementation and oversee it," Friday said. The desegregation case has cost the state about $1.5 mil I ion, he said. , The settlement, approved last month by the Board of Gov ernors, outlined the establishment of 29 graduate and under graduate programs at the University's five predominately black schools and set desegregation goals for the 16 campuses. , Raymond H. Dawson, vice president for academic affairs at the University, said he respected Judge Dupree's decision and that the BOG could get to work carrying out the plan. See DECREE on. page 2 . . S r , , u i w,,n , ,r. Chapel i hrill concert plans underway By ANN PETERS Although spring is more than eight months away, Student Government is planning ahead. Bert Johnson, former Chapel Thrill Commit tee chairman, has prepared a preliminary budget for the 1932 Chapel Thrill outdoor concert which has been reviewed by Student Body President Scott Norberg and the current Chapel Thrill Committee Chairman, Wes Wright. Norberg said he had completed a rough draft of the concert's operating procedures, the organizationcf the Chapel Thrill Com mittee and the responsibilities of the president the committee chairman and the Campus Coveming Council. The concert is planned for-April 24, 1532, but final approval must come from the Uni versity administration. "When you're dealing with $120,000 to . $1 of student fees, I believe this kind of thorough advanced planning should be expected Norberg ia" J. The tentative bud C.t includes expenses for travel, concessions, promoter fees ar.d the cost of the band or bands. ' ,- . " Nocfeerj said it was very important to work closely with Vice Chancellor of Student Af fairs Donald Boulton, and said he believed the concert would be approved. Boulton expressed approval for the plans to begin work on Chapel Thrill early this year. "If we do our planning, then we can pull off something that works," he said. "Chapel Thrill is one thing Student Govern ment can do that will reach all students," Norberg said. "Each and. every person on campus will be interested in it Student Gov ernment has $120,000 surplus and I think it's just not riht that it would be put somewhere and not go to the benefit of students." Chapel Thrill Committee Chairman Wright had been on the technical crew for the 1 SCO concert and on the grounds crew for the 1 S31 concert which never materialized. Wright said he was disappointed about last year's concert but was hopeful that the administration would approve a concert for this jprinj. "This far advanced planning will akJ us a let in z'-'-'Z the pre-concert organization." ha said., "We've mada censurable headway this far in advance." . Norberg said this planning provided plenty, of time to iron out posslbl? problems. Cut he 4 f -4 iiw mar mc. said if the committee could net tw'gmiit a cood show, he would not risk te money. 4 3

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