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By LYNNE THOMSON
DTH Staff Witter
The Parcourse, a physical fitness course at .
the old Chapel Hill Country 'Club, will have to
be closed if the Campus ..Governing Council
does not fund repair and maintenance work or
find another group to do it, CGC member Nan
Blackerby said this week.
The course, which was bought for $6,000 by
Student Government under the administration
of Student Body President J.B. Kelly, consists
of 18 fitness stations over a course almost two
miles long. Each station gives instructions for a
different exercise and the required number of
repetitions for different fitness levels.
Because no money was allotted to maintain
the course when it was bought, the trails are
overgrown and full of holes and other hazards,
Blackerby said, adding that she was concerned
someone could easily get hurt.
Funding is being sought for maintenance of
the course and to put up directional signs from
one station to the next, she said.
Joe Buckner, who was an executive assistant
to Student Body President Bob Saunders, said
the signs and equipment for the Paracourse
were bought in 1979, but sat in storage until the
spring of 1980 because there was no money
allotted for construction.
Helen Bellars, who had been instrumental in
getting Student Government to buy the course,
worked the next year to get the course assembled,
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Bellars worked with Mike Wood, members of
Delta Tau Delta fraternity, other students and
the Physical Plant to put up the course, Buckner
. said. ' 1
Most of the course was finished last spring,
but the last two stations were not put up until
Buckner said the project could not have been
. carried out without the help of the Physical Plant
because students did not have the skills or the
equipment jodo jnuch of the work thernsdycs
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By LISBETII LEVINE
DTH Sun Writer
Once Chase Cafeteria locks its doors on Friday afternoons, .
South Campus residents ' face limited eating options for the
Students must choose from taking a 10-minute walk to the
Pine Room, riding a bus to Franklin Street or cooking in their
'Opening Chase on weekends is just not economically profit
able," Howard E. Sutherland, director of area services, said in
an interview last Friday.
Donald Beeson, coordinator of student members for the
Chancellor's Committee for Food Service, said, "The weekend
patronage was so low last year that we're not even considering
reopening it this year. We lost an incredible amount of money
on it." i
Sutherland said, "We're still losing money on breakfast and
lunch, but the dinner sales have increased significantly this year.
Closing Chase on weekends helps to reduce our losses.". .
Approximately 100 breakfasts, 150 lunches and 600 dinners
are being served daily in the'400-seat cafeteria, as compared to
750 breakfasts, 1500 lunches and 600 dinners in the 650-seat
Pine Room. . :
"If we could get a guarantee that a certain amount of people
would eat at Chase on weekends, it would definitely be worth-
Station at Parcourse fitness course is overgrown with weeds
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At local food store
By PETER JUDGE
DTH Staff Writer
A record number of students are handing in appli
cations at the Student Aid Office for Guaranteed Stu
dent Loans before an Oct. 1 deadline that will make
them harder to get, Eleanor Morris, director of stu
dent aid, said recently. ; , ;
"They are coming in at the rate of about lOOaday,"
Morris said. "Usually by this time of year there is just
a trickle of applications coming in."
Since 1978 the loans have been available to all stu
dents regardless of their need or family income. But
as of Oct. 1, students from families with an adjusted
gross income of $30,000 or more will have to prove a
need to get a loan.
"We have about 4,500 students who are on the loan
program this year," Morris said. Guaranteed Student
Loans at UNC total more than $10 million.
"The Guaranteed Student Loan program just got
out of hand," she said. "As the word spread, more
and more students applied.
"Our applications doubled in one year, from 1979
1980 to 1980-1981," she saidl
James Moore, the director of the education depart
ment's Student Financial Aid Program, said, "We
are going to have to get more money out of Congress
to pay the tab for this summer."
: About 3.6 rnillion students are expected to borrow
nearly $8 billion this fiscal year to meet expenses, he
said. , . . . .
"That is almost twice as much as last year and
more than four times the amount of money being
borrowed when the program was implemented," he
"Most of the loans for this school year will have
already been made by the Oct. 1 deadline. Students
entering colleges next year will be the first really af
fected by the changes."
Moore said he could not guess how many students
around the country would be unable to get loans. "I
have heard estimates that as many as 1 million stu
dents who now have loans would be ineligible," he
Morris said it was hard to estimate how many stu
dents would be affected because the Student Aid Of
fice has no information on the incomes of students'
"Up until now, we never collected or needed to.
collect financial data," she saH "I think two-thirds
of the students who apply for the loans will still be
eligible under the new requirements."
Morris said students whose family income was
greater than $30,000 must show financial need. "That
is the difficult part. It is not easy to show financial
need, even when it is there."
Kerry Draeger, assistant director of student aid,
said, "Students will be able to show financial need by
submitting a Financial Aid Form with their applica
tion." ;: V
The FAF details the economic condition of the en
tire family. "If a student has a need for aid, I think it
will show up on the form," he said. .
Morris said one problem for the student aid office
was the long time required to process applications.
"At one point, it was taking six weeks, to process
an application, which was inexcusable, but the back
log is just so great," she said, adding that the UNC
Student Aid Office was down to about a week's pro
"We will be accepting applications right up until
the deadline on September 30," Morris said. "We are
going to do everything we can to get those last-minute
applications processed and in the mail before the
deadline." , .
The office may even sort out the final applications
by need, she said. "We will process those who may
not meet the new requirements first and put aside
those who would have no trouble under the new reg
ulations." Draeger said, "About the only alternative to the
Guaranteed Loan program is for the student to go
out and look for an off-campus job during the school
Students will also have to be more frugal during
their summer vacations, he said. "This means stu
dents may have to forego that extra beach trip."
Morris said the only alternative for students pushed
out of the program was to rely on alternate sources of
"Some students may have to start working while
they go to school," she said. "Others may have to
drop out and return to school later. ;
"In the past, these loans have been so easy to get,"
Morris said. "Students will have to economize.
"I know that isn't easy, especially in a town like
Chapel Hill, where there is such a limited amount of
! "It is going to.be tough," she said.
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By ALAN CHAPPLE
DTH Staff Writer
Grocery bags bearing information about a
boycott of the Nestle Corp. that were to have
been distributed Monday and Tuesday by a
Chapel Hill food store will probably not be
available until next Monday.
Fowler's Food Store on West Franklin Street
expected the delivery of the 400 bags Monday
and Tuesday. The bags, publicizing the inter
national boycott against the Nestle Corp., will
be distributed every week. As of Tuesday, how
ever, no delivery had been received.
"We were expecting them (the bags) yester
day (Monday), but no one has delivered them
so far," Fowler's manager Al Markham said
The grocery bags will not be delivered until
Monday, said Lew Church, state coordinator
for the Infant Formula Action Coalition, which
is responsible for the boycott bags. "I have been
in touch with the printer, and the bags will prob
ably be ready by next Monday," he said.
When the grocery bags are finally distributed,
the response is expected to be highly favorable,
"We are expecting a real positive response
to the boycott and the bags," Church said.
"The purpose of the bags is to educate, and .
people believe in education.
"Even if you are against boycotts," he said,
"the information on the bags will give the pub
lic an informed choice so that they can choose
to boycott or not to boycott."
The bags, which are being provided by Fowl
er's, will cost INFACT about $300 to have the
information printed. The cost includes the
printing of 400 bags a week until January.
The deal that allows INFACT to distribute
the grocery bags at Fowler's is part of an agree
ment reached between Church and Fowler's
owner John Lyon. Lyon could not be reached
for comment Tuesday.
In addition to using the bags, Lyon's store
will cancel its contract with the Nestle Corp.
after its stock of Nestle goods is gone, and will
purchase the firm's goods through a wholesaler
rather than from the company, Church said.
" Church said he had been in contact with nu
merous food store chains in hopes of expand
ing the distribution of the bags. In the Chapel
Hill area he said he had received responses
from Harris-Teeter, Food Town and Kroger.
The most encouraging response came from
the president of Harris-Teeter, Alex McMillan,
in Charlotte. "He wrote me a nice, long, two
page letter, saying that he was in favor of the
boycott," Church said. "But he also said that
as a businessman he would have trouble with it.
The letter was ambiguous, but it was the most
In hopes of other stores agreeing to distribute .
die printed grocery bags, INFACT is spending
another $700 to have more grocery bags printed,
"We are also hoping that people will recycle
the bags," he said. "If people take their bags
to the store when they get groceries, instead of
throwing them out, other people will become
aware of the boycott."
The grocery bags that will be distributed by
Fowler's carry the reasons for the boycott, a
list of Nesde products, the telephone number
and address of the organizational a disclaimer
from Fowler's. Store owner Lyon said earlier
he had "reached no conclusions" about sup
porting the boycott.
. The tfive-year nationwide boycott protests
the sale Of Nestle baby formula in Third World
countries, where opponents of the sales say the
misuse of the formula has contributed to inad
equate nutrition and higher infant mortality
rates, and is abused as a substitute for breastfeeding.
Chapel Mm Mi
Students - experience pros and cons of life in university town
Wilbert Lewis, manager of Chase
wiiaxw lis il up,
Both North and South Campus residents feel the effects of
Chase's shutdown as they wait in long lines for their food at the
Pine Room. i
Jim Pierre, a freshman resident in Ehringhaus, said he was
"very aggravated" by the long lines.
Freshman Je, Mogul said "They should have two complete
lines on weekends, one on each end, to speed things up."
Sutherland admitted,"They're (the lines) a big problem."
Sutherland created a separate line for spaghetti and tacos this
past weekend to help reduce waiting time.
Many students also find the distance annoying and avoid it by
not eating or by taking a bus to Franklin Street.
Mary Sheryl, a freshman from Morrison, said, "I usually skip
meals. I'd eat at Chase if it Were open." '
John Vestal sajd, "If I lived dn South Campus, I wouldn't
walk. You can get better quality food downtown for the same
price." . ,
Many students opt fbr the Pine Room over Franklin Street
because they're on a meal plan.
"If I wasn't on the budget plan 1 would definitely not walk to
the Pine Room on weekends," said Tara Buck, an Ehringhaus
Some students are unaffected by the closed cafeteria. Val
Bulluck, a freshman in Ehringhaus, said, "I walk to the Pine
Room every night. I wouldn't eat at Chase if it was open. The
food's much better here (at the Pine Room)."
The administration is making efforts to accommodate South
Campus residents on weekends without actually opening Chase
for the entire time. Chase is open for breakfast on Saturday
mornings from 8 to 1 1 :30, and cold chicken lunches are sold
outside the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays be
fore home football games. .
the eating area in the Pine Room has also been expanded.
The Coach Room now accommodates part of the overflow
crowd and can be rented out for special functions. .
By JEANNIE REYNOLDS
, -DTH Staff Writer ;
Running a high school in a town where a state
university dominates the scene has its ups and
downs. Robert Monson, principal of Chapel
Hill High School, will tell you as much.
But, he said that it does not have to be a los
"There are disadvantages, but we are not
disadvantaged," Monson said.
He said there was no question thatUniversity
activities such as sports and the arts had dis
tracted the community and the press from the
high school's achievements in the same areas.
Even so, overall support, especially for ath
letics, has been on the upswing during the last
three years, he said.
Two former Chapel Hill High students, now
juniors at UNC, recall years prior to the up
swing. "When I was there, pep rallies and home
coming were pretty much of a joke," Juliana
Smith said. "I think that it is changing some
now. My little sister is there, and it looks like it
"In my years, a lot of the focus was on the
University, and there was less spirit for football
games and dances because of it.
"The high school as a whole was a little
slighted by the University's closeness," Smith
said. "Parents who would usually have been
really involved in the high school games and
plays were interested in the University instead."
. Kathy Hogan also said there weresome
"Apparently, in towns where there aren't
college sports nearby, everybody goes to the
high school games," Hbgari said. "When I was
there, only parents and girlfriends went to the
games." .. -'Z
In contrast, Monson said this season's open
ing football game drew the largest crowd for a
Chapel Hill High game in 12 to 15 years.
"The increase is partly due to the fact that
Chapel Hill has won the Wachovia Cup for the
last two years," he said.
The Cup is awarded to the high school with
the best overall athletic record in the state.
"That must say something about the overall
athletic program here," Monson said.
One problem that has not changed over the
years is the social influence of the University
on the high school students. ;
"Many (Chapel Hill High) students feel that
they have to compete with University sopho
mores and juniors to see who can drink more
beer on a weekend," Monson said.
He said the high school had never been a
social drawing card for its students, losing out
to campus parties where beer and wine is per
mitted. "Why should they come to a 'dry' party
when they can go to a frat party and get all of
the beer and wine they want?" he said.
UNC students Smith and Hogan agree that
.downtown and campus partying present an
appealing alternative to high school functions.
"Most people, instead of going to football
dances, went to Franklin Street and tried to get
. into Mayo's (discotheque)," Smith said. "That
was the big thing. Also, going to all-campus
frat parties was a big thing.
"The average high school student grows up
a little faster here. You know that at Chapel
Thrill and when other bands come to town,
there will be high school students there.
"They are exposed to a lot of drinking. And
it's really bad for the junior high students,"
Hogan said, " Some people are too young
to handle the drinking. It seems that there are
a lot of alcohol-related traffic accidents."
'. UNC sophomore Andrea Stumpf, also a
graduate of Chapel Hill High, said she was sur
prised to find high school students at parties
after Carolina football games.
"The high school took all of my time when I
was there, and 1 had no time to go to the Uni
versity or take advantage of the social life at
UNC," Stumpf said. ,
"Growing up in Chapel Hill and coming to
the University were two completely different
things for me," she said. "My first year here, I
couldn't believe how many high school students
were at the court parties (after football games). .
"If I hadn't recognized faces, I wouldn't
have known they weren't college students."
But, parents are acutely aware of who they
are, and they are upset that the University does
not crack down harder, she said.
Balancing the scales with the social disad
vantages are the academic advantages that the
University brings to Chapel Hill High.
"We are probably one of the best high
schools in the state because of parents who are
involved in academics (at the University),"
Hogan also said she sees the University as a
big plus for the high school. v
"Academics are number one because this is
an academic town and an academic atmos
phere," she said. "A lot of professors' children
who have been really motivated at home come
"I'm glad that I grew up here. I grew up with
a more liberal outlook, and it made me more
prepared for a scene like this (UNC) than some
Stumpf expressed the same positive attitude
about attending the local high school.'
"I'm really grateful that I went to high
school in Chapel Hill," she said. "It is a real
advantage for students to be able to use what
the University, has to offer.
"If students pass the level of academics of
fered by the high school, they can take courses
at the University. Still, it takes motivation from
the student." ' :
But Monson said the number of .students go
ing to the University for courses declined re
cently, in part because of the improving quality
of the high school faculty and curricula.
"We have been able to attract a highly com
petent staff, with 80 percent holding master's
degrees or better," he said. "Also, we have
made major curriculum changes. 1 '
"We've only lost two students to the school
of math and science (North Carolina School of
Science and Math), and we've had one student
to turn them down," he said.
Stumpf said Chapel Hill High has many high
academic achievers, many low achievers and
surprisingly few average students.