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At upper right, one family has found a solution to
the problem of carrying boxes, bags and bundles
of belongings: a shopping cart. Above, a woman
holds a plant that is soon to decorate a dorm room.
At right, a refrigerator and shopping cart crash to
a halt near Hinton James dorm.AII are a part of
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From Staff Reports
This campus has been watching freshmen move in
now for more than 180 years. And, even though the
names and lifestyles of the students have changed con
siderably since a guy named Hinton James showed up for
classes in 1795, some vignettes remain the same. Parents
are proud, always ready to boast about their sons or
daughters. The weather is always hot. And, the fresh
men try not to let their apprehension show.
Approximately 4,170 new students discovered on Au
gust 16 that each part of Carolina has its own personal
ity, its own mannerisms that set it apart from any other
spot on campus. For instance, consider the air-conditioned,
resort-hotel life of Granville Towers.
. Arthur DeBaugh of Hendersonville said he liked the
climate contrpled rooms but he did have some com
plaints. "I have never seen so many preps in my whole life,
he said about the people that make Granville famous, "ir?
--makes me want iolbarf 7'. "r. : -? . V- . "
"I'm a nonconformist," he explained. : 4 ;
Stacy Hodges's mother compared Carolina to her alma
mater, East Carolina University.
"It's, the same feeling. All the boys are looking over
all the girls," she said, "and all the girls are looking over
all the boys. Nothing's changed;" '
It had not taken Joe Hart of Winston-Salem long to
get into the Carolina spirit. -
"I'm looking for the parties," he said. He did not
have long to wait until the parties, began, but someone
had to get the Granville jukebox fixed. It kept getting
stuck on Billy Joel's "Borderline."
" Many f reshmen living in campus dormitories have
been rudely introduced to another staple of Carolina life
At Hinton James Residence Hall one mother worried
that her daughter would not get in all her belongings.
Asked if it could be done, she replied, "Do we have a
" Right now we're worried about confusion, exhaustion
and hunger," her husband chimed in.
The heat began to affect the thought patterns of the
Orientation Counselors moving belongings up James' 10
: ; " We Hope there are 30 cars down there when we go
back," joked OC Kim Kenny as she took her third trip
to the ninth floor. "Love - those two-minute breaks. I
want to get up at5 a.m. tomorrow."
"The OC's are dying. You see them downstairs trying
to hide from people," Scott Stankavage, a sophomore
football player from Furlong, Pa., said. "I'm glad I'm
not in their place."
That came from a guy who was going through three
practices a day with Coach Crum and the gang.
Moving back to north campus, James Taylor music
blared away, clashing with the Bell Tower's Stephen Fos
ter medley. Cindy Lyerly .of Salisbury was the first of
three girls to move into a tripled room at Mclver.
Cindy is the youngest of seven family members and
her whole family has come here to get her started. ,
"I'm just thinking about, my daughter. "She's had
buttterflies for a couple of days," her mother, Rose, said.
"But she's fulfilling her dream. Her dream is coming
true.".'.. . ' .
Suzanne Chapman's son Brad moved into L. '1
Residence Hall and she was confident he would ha ,j
smooth year. '
;: "I had a good idea what to expect," she said.. VFrom
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One Pinehurst girl who had been moved in only a few
hours said she was sure Carolina was the right choice.
"It's just Carolina Fever I guess," she said.
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By TOM MOORE; " , . '
Arts Editor ' ' -
Changes are difficult to measure, but in many ways UNC was
far different 10 years ago from what it is today. Though the
media has distorted the campus radicalism of the late '60s and
early '70s, the undeclared war in Vietnam and the open struggle
for Civil Rights did have an effect on student life at Carolina.
People seemed to be more political. .
For example; in February 1969 South Building was twice oc
cupied by students protesting the rejection of several demands
of the Black Student Movement. On Feb. 7 about 450 white stu
dents marched through campus and town in support of the
BSM's demands and 100 of them ended their march with about
a 10 minute peaceful occupation of South Building. And this
non-vio!ent protest was repeated a few days later on Feb. 14
when about 100 students stayed for an hour argujng about black
concerns with the Dean of Men.
And there was some violence on campus during this period.
On Nov. 21 , 1970 a Chapel Hill black man was killed outside the.
Union in a brawl involving about 50 blacks and several members
of a Durham motorcycle gang known as the Storm Troopers.
"... the undeclared war in Vietnam and the open : :
; struggle for Civil Rights did have an effect on
student life at Carolina People at Carolina seemed
more political." " :V - -
. Stories in the Daily Tar Heel point to the political awareness
of the times: "Impeach Nixon? Why Not?," "SDS Convention
in Chicago," "Coeds attack Chapel Hill P olice,"."77 poll
43 percent admit to marijuana use," and "Hooked on junk,
bad tripGod damn the pusher. ".Other headlines reflect the
changing social atmosphere at Carolina: '-'Study considering
coed James Dorm," ."New calendar slates pre-Christmas
exams" and "Cunnilingus Can Spread VD."
But the heightened political atmosphere of the changing times
did have its lighter side. In a ceremony on Dec. 2, 1970, Nyie
Frank, a graduate student in political science, crowned himself
Invisible Supreme Ruler of the Universe before a large crowd
gathered in the Pit. As The Daily Tar Heel reported: "More
than 2,000 faithful followers milled around the Pit during the
three-and-a-half hour ceremony, and they filled the spectrum of
UNC personality types: grits, freaks and straights alike cheered
Tor King-Nyle.'V - ;"- :V.'" : " ' : ' ' f ;.. ::
To commemorate the royal ceremony, a huge tapestry was
hung over the student stores buildings, pennants were affixed to
lamp posts and balloons were placed in nearby trees. Bagpipes
and trumpets played as Nyle I marched to his coronation in a
white fur-lined full length i cape complimented by ankle-high
work boots painted a bright Carolina blue. Nyle I was accom
panied in his coronation by a royal train consisting of a crown
balloon carrier, one prime minister and a crown bearer;
For the occasion, Nyle I who was noted for his gustache, a
combination of half-mustache and half-goatee briefly out
lined his programs which included an increase in the number of
fountains, swings and slides for all college campuses; jam ses
sions in the Pit for jazz enthusiasts and special events such as
Frisbee days. And to add to the celebration, Nyle I, who now
plays jazz in local clubs, performed Invisible University of
North Carolina fight songs.
See CHANGE on page 4
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