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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume P. Issue 5'7)
Thursday, September 10, 1981 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By KERRY Dt ROCHI
DTII Staff Writer
With the date of filing for office one day away,
Chapel Hill officials are puzzled by what appears
to be a lack of interest in this year's town elections.
"This could really be a dull election," former
council member Gerry Cohen said. "It is already
after Labor Day, and nobody has announced their
candidacy. There may be no opposition to the in
cumbents." In the Nov. 3 election, four of the council seats
will be open.
Incumbents Marilyn Boulton, Bev Kawalec and
Bill Thorpe were first elected to the Town Council
in 1977. Joe Herzenberg, who ran unsuccessfully in
1979, was appointed to the council to fill a vacancy
created by Cohen's resignation. Cohen, an observer
of local politics throughout the state, said he be
lieved the lack of interest existed because no big
issues had captured the town's interest.
Other cities across the state have also had prob
lems raising interest in town elections, he said. For
example, Charlotte mayor Eddie Knox will be un
opposed in this year's election, and in Durham,
most candidates for city council seats did not file
until the last possible date,
Chapel Hill Town Coun
cil member Jonathan Howes
said political interest in the
town had gone through dif
In 1975, 15 candidates
competed for five seats,
while in 1979 there were eight
candidates for four seats.
"My impression has been that this election is a
bit slow in getting off of the ground, but we will
see the pace quicken considerably," Howes said.
"It makes a difference if there is a mayoral election.
When the major position is open, there is more in-
terest in town government in general."
Unlike in Carrboro, where community political
organizations have begun preparing for town elec
tions, political organizations in Chapel Hill have
been limited to small groups supporting individual
candidates, Cohen said.
Andy Little, chairman of the. Orange County
Democratic Party, said his group would not actively
support any candidate, because the election is non
partisan. The group will concentrate instead on
voter registration. T
Russ McCormick, a Northwestern Bank vice
president, said businessmen would take an active
part in the election, possibly by supporting a coun
cil candidate. ' :
"We are a group of community citizens concern
ed about the progress of town government in Cha
pel Hill," McCormick said. "We are trying to
stimulate people into the election."
Despite disinterest in the elections, officials said
issues had begun to emerge. Key points will be past
council actions, such as the approval of the zoning
ordinance, and the town budget.
The budget proposed by former Town Manager ;
Gene Shipman was approved by the council June
29. . . .
It called for increases in property taxes for town
residents and for cuts of
' more than $300,000 from the
originally proposed budget.
McCormick said opposi-
tion to the budget centered
in me ousuiess community,
which is concerned about -property
tax increases made
to cover the cost of govern-;
ment services. McCormick
Howes said his group believed more
cuts could have been made.
"With the federal funds being cut out, taxes will
have to go up to pay for the services," McCormick
said. "Life in Chapel Hill has gotten expensive
enough." , .
Another possible issue is the zoning ordinance.
which was approved May 1 1 . The new ordinance,
a rewrite of an earlier law, allows more develop
ment by permitting increased densities in the city
Concentration of development would be switch
ed from the fringes of the town to the vacant land
within it. , ,
Council member Marilyn Boulton said residents
of Chapel Hill'opposed parts of the ordinance,
largely because they were concerned that big high
rise complexes would be built in their back yards.
No formal announcements have been made by
candidates for office, but the four incumbents have
said they may run for re-election. -
Howes suggested that the absence of other can
didates meant that citizens were satisfied with town
government, did not care about town government
or were frustrated because they believed what they
did would hot matter.
Boulton agreed with Howes, but said she believed
candidates would begin announcing after the first
one does. .
Downtown looks change
as ousmesses come, go
By KAREN HAYWOOD
. DTII Start Writer
Downtown Chapel Hill is undergoing
a face lift, as several businesses have
been coming, going and renovating with '
A Burger King restaurant is under
construction on East Franklin Street,
next to Sadlack's, and will probably be
finished in the next six to eight weeks,
said Bill Hearn, executive director of
the Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro
Chamber of Commerce.
E and D Unlimited, a group of local
investors, is renovating the property it
recently acquired in the 100 block of
West Franklin Street.
Mr. Gatti's, a chain restaurant based
in the Southwest, will be opening in
one of the locations on that property
located on the north side of Franklin
Street, Hearn said.
The restaurant will serve pizza, spa
: ghetti, Iasagna, and hero sandwiches. It
will also have a big screen television, he
Copytron, a quick printing opera
tion, will also open in the block, along
with the law firm of Jordan, Brown,
Price and Wall.
Real Property Management of
Chapel Hill and the Pizza Transit Au
thority will have offices in the block as
welL Logos bookstore, which had space
in the building before the renovations
began, will be back sometime this
month, Hearn said, with more floor
space. . '
Several other businesses have gone
out of business in the past several
months. Biscuit Towne has replaced
Roy Rogers on Mallette Street, Star
Trax (a game room and bar) has replac
ed Jaspers on Franklin and Hunam
Chinese Restaurant has replaced
George's International Restaurant, also
on Franklin. Audio Works, a Franklin
Street stereo dealer, has closed, as has
Mallette Street's Party Beverage Store.
Hearn said that a lack of downtown
parking was the main reason that
Franklin Street businesses had closed.
"Adequate parking is just not avail
able," he said.
Permanent residents do not want to
bother with the problems of finding a
place to park, Hearn said, although stu
dents still tend to shop downtown.
.Unless parking becomes available, he
said "downtown will turn into one big
shop for students." .
Other problems are high taxes that
X;' businesses must pay . to locate down-
tQWji and traffic congestion, Hearn:
University Mall marketing director
Ann Johnson said the mall's parking
situation was considerably better than
downtown which explains the mall's
Other outlying shopping centers offer
a similar advantage.
Townspeople also prefer shopping at
malls because they offer a wider variety
of stores, convenience and atmosphere,
"Besides, it's as convenient as
downtown for townspeople."
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100 West Franklin Street undergoes major construction
as new shops and restaurants prepare to open their doors
By JONATHAN SMYLIE
DTII StafT Writer
A biU to have Student Legal Services
begin charging students a $5 fee for legal
services after an initial consultation was
voted down Tuesday by the Finance Com
mittee of the Campus Governing Council.
In a 3-2 vote, committee members de
cided the costs of enacting the experimen
tal fee outweighed the benefits.
' Student Body President Scott Norberg
submitted the bill to the CGC last week
after deciding not to ask the SLS to im-'
pose the fee without CGC approval, as he
had originally intended. The council said
it needed more time to study the proposal,
and it was sent to the Finance Committee.
Finance Committee Chairperson Mike
. Vankenbergh said the decision was unfor
tunate because the SLS Advisory Board
would no longer be able to study the pos
sibility of a student legal fee.
"I was in favor of the experimental
period, but I felt the support of the board
was needed to make the experiment suc
cessful," Vandenbergh said. "I am frus
trated that this cannot be used to help
. next spring in the Finance Committee
He said the board, and the executive
branch clearly took different sides of the
issue causing the view of the individual
student to be lost in the partisan values of
, Drawing a line down the middle of the
'THere is not another alternative," chalk board in a classroom in Greenlaw
, By KEN MINGIS
DTH Staff Writer
For many students, male and female, the past two weeks
have been a time to dress up, grab a beer and discover what
Greek life is all about. Fraternities and sororities have tried
to convey the positive aspects of the Greek system while
recruiting new members. And the process seems to have
"Even if you don't plan to join, it's a great way to meet
people," said Ellen Goldberg, a junior in Delta Phi Epsilon
But for some of the 900 rushees, the partying and social
izing has a different purpose.
MWe look for girls who are well-rounded academically
and have a good personality," Phi Mu sorority member
Julie Lovelace said, describing some of the requirements
"It's the fairest way for mutual selection, when you've
got 900 girls and 12 houses," said Laura Bethune, a junior
However, one rushee who asked to remain annoymous,
said she had been disillusioned by the whole process. "I
think it's gotten out of hand," he said. "They tell you how
to dress, what perfume wear, and then tell you to be your
self." BOG remains dissatisfied
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Bethune disagreed: "Any party or social event you have
a dress code they tell you what to wear for your own
benefit," she said. "You don't want to walk into a party
where you have on jeans and everyone else is wearing
Despite the partying and fun, the competition to get in
to a sorority is strong.
"I think it's a lot of show," said Marty Costner, a junior
from Bessemer City. . ' '
"They (sororities) lead the girls on, and then don't give
them bids," he said. I know some girls that were treated
well, but they didn't get bids. And, it takes time away from
"Another friend of mine is rushing, but we treat it
lightly," McAuley said. "Anytime she does something
that doesn't fit the sorority image, we yell 'rush
"I guess what they do - the ritual and the formality
seems kind of silly," said Jill Gates, a junior from Char
lotte "One friend of mine couldn't even tell me which
sorority she was rushing." V
Lovelace said fall rush gave freshmen women a place
with which to identify: "When I first came here, was lost.
I pledged as a freshman, and really got involved. It helped
said they felt that fraternities were less structured during
Lindy Harper, a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity last
year, said that the sororirites are more organized than fra
ternities. "A guy is pretty much on his own as to where" to
go," he said. "Some fraternities just have big parties to
draw a crowd. But drinking is not allowed at actual rush
"You can't get a guy drunk and then get him to com
mitt himself (to the fraternity). You get him drunk later,"
Norberg said, but he added the process
had raised important questions.
"The CGC has done well to consider
these questions well in advance of the
budget process," he said.
One committee member who voted
against the bill, James Burke (District 18),
argued that anticipated revenue, $1,440 a
year, "would be so small that it would not
David Maness (District 21), who also
voted against the bill, said, "The question
comes down to cost-effectiveness. We have
to look at the administration costs. You
are talking about a lot of time. I wonder
(if the) time will be well spent?" '
In discussing the bill, the Finance Com
mittee first decided to raise the fee to $10.
Members said the higher fee would be
more appropriate if the plan was to be
After further discussion, however, the
bill was voted down altogether.
SLS receives almost 25 percent of the
funds allocated by the CGC during spring
budget hearings. The fee, which would
have affected 20 percent of the more than
700 students who annually seek legal
counseling, was designed as an experiment
in the search to find new revenue sources
.Hall;- Vandenbergh listed the costs and
benefits of the fee, as committee mem
bers gave their opinions.
. Some of the costs of implementing the
fee were listed as: possible deterrence of
people from using the services, cost
effectiveness, time investment and possi
ble damage to SLS as a nationally known
The benefits listed were an estimated
$1,440 in revenue for the budget hearings
and the information gained by the experi
ment. The third committee member who
voted against the bill, Cheryl Bell (District
15), said technicalities in the bill's wording
made certain sections too vague.
Voting for the bill were Jonathan Reck
ford (District 14) and Forrest Newman
In other CGC meetings Tuesday night,
Robert Anthony (District 17) was elected
to replace Tom Morris as Student Affairs
Committee chairperson. Morris resigned
from the board for academic reasons.
Laura Sheets was elected Rules and Ju
diciary Committee chairperson. She re
places Donald Munro, who moved out of
his district and was therefore ineligible to
be a representative.
Because of the smaller number of rushees, some students
Nursim scores unmoved
By JAMEE OSKORN '
DTH Staff Writer
Passing scores on July's state nurses' licensing exams
by graduates of three predominantly-black campuses in
the UNC system were higher than those of previous years,
but still fell 'short of a mandate set by the UNC Board of
The BOG issued a mandate in 1977 saying it would
dose nursing programs at the three schools if at least two
thirds of the graduates did not pass the exam on the first
Figures released this week showed that eight of the 24
graduates, or 33.3 percent, of the North Carolina A&T
State University nursing school who took the exam this
year passed it. In July 1980, 38.7 percent of A&Ts grad
Seven of the 11 graduates 63.3 percent of the
Winston-Salem State University nursing school passed
the test this year, compared to last year's 38.7 percent.
And at North Carolina Central University's nursing
school, 13 of the school's 23 graduates, or 56.5 percent,
passed the July exam. The 1980 rate was 17.9 percent.
At UNC-Chapel Hill, 104 of 126 students passed the
exam in July, totaling 83.1 percent.
UNC president William Friday said Wednesday the
low scores were a serious problem.
"The performance levels at these schools is not at the
minimum prescribed by the Board of Governors," he
said. "But they are better than they were.
"The Committee on Educational Planning, Policies
and Programs will go over the scores carefully," he said.
"(Discussion of the low scores) will stay in committee
until the October session of the Board of Governors. The
question is whether the improved rate will allow an ex
tension to be granted."
Audrey Booth of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of
Nursing, would not comment on the lower scores at the
three predominantly black schools. Deans of nursing
schools at the three campuses also could not be reached
According to Associated Press reports, BOG Chair
man John R. Jordan Jr. of Raleigh said he was disap
pointed with A&T's low scores, but was encouraged that
all three schools had improved their scores.
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The plants on sale in front of the Union are being sold by the North Carolina Association for the Emotionally Troubled.
Ranging in cost from $1 to $5, the plants will be sold today from 9-3 p.m. The NCAET, designed to teach its partici
pants independence, is a non-profit association. Proceeds will go into growing more plants, one project that empha
sizes NCAET goals.