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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volumo p, Issue
FridayOctober 30, 1931
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
On sale of AWACS
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The Associated Press
Israel reacted with restraint Thursday to U.S. Senate approval
of the Saudi Arabian arms sale and said it expected President
Ronald Reagan to ensure the Jewish state's security. Saudi rulers,
on the other hand, expressed "deep gratitude" and said rela
tions with America would improve.
There was no comment from West European allies, and most
Arab states were silent.
The Soviets claimed the $8.5 billion package, which includes
the world's most sophisticated spy planes, will spur a new Mid
east arms race and is part of U.S. preparation for possible sei
zure of the region's oil fields.
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, in a statement devoid
of harshness, indicated he expected Reagan to hold to his pledge
to "help Israel retain its military and technological advantages
in the Middle East." Reagan made the assurance in a note after
the Senate voted 52-48 Wednesday night to approve the sale, the
largest single U.S. arms export package ever.
Begin read the Reagan note and then told reporters, "We
hope that these words of the president will be carried into reali
zation." The official Cabinet statement expressed its regret over the
sale to Saudi Arabia, "which is in a state of war with Israel, re
jects the Camp David accords and finances terror in our region.
A new and serious danger now faces Israel new since the res
toration of our statehood."
Israel has arguedits defense, keyed to the ability for surprise
air strikes, would be seriously impaired by Saudi possession of
Airborne Warning and Control Systems planes and extra equip
ment for its F-15 fighter jets.
The Saudi defense minister, Prince Sultan Ibn Abdel Aziz,
said the vote "proved that the U.S. political decision is indepen
dent in the face of enormous pressures ... that tried to manipu
late America's foreign policy in the service of the expansionist
objectives of a foreign state."
"The Saudi people will undoubtedly never forget this stance
by the friends," he said, calling on members of Congress who
voted against the deal to have the moral courage to give up that
position. The House rejected the sale by a margin of nearly 3-1
two weeks ago, but without Senate rejection, the sale goes
, While promising that the deal would be "impetus for us to
develop our relations with the United States," the prince said
that would not come "at the expense of our nationalism or pa
triotism. It' will be on an equalitarian basis, to serve the interests
of the two peoples."
In Moscow, the official Soviet news agency Tass said the
AWACS sale fits "into Washington's long-term policy of in
creasing supplies of American weapons to this already explosive
region. All this pursues the goal of preparing for armed U.S. in
tervention in the case of a 'need' for a direct seizure of the oil
Paris' liberal Le Monde newspaper observed: "It would serve
nothing to deploy the quasi-Herculean efforts to get the Senate
to swallow the sale of the AWACS if it was to return to the
diplomatic apathy that until now has characterized the American
attitude in the Israeli-Arab conflict."
Le Monde noted that the planes would not be delivered until
1985, "which leaves plenty of time to see if Saudi Arabia sepa
rates itself from the 'moderation' with which it is credited
The French government, like other U.S. allies in Western
Europe, issued no official reaction.
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Sophomore Kathy Glover turns shyly away from
Trumpet, an Indian elephant, Thursday afternoon
in the Pit. The pachyderm's visit was part of a
promotion by the Royal Hannefdrd Circus, which
performed Thursday night in Carmichael Audi
torium and was sponsored by the Carolina Union.
Mamdato ry meal plan proposed
discussed for new residence hall
By KEN MINGIS
DTH Start Writer
An option that would require students
to use a meal plan if they live in the newly
proposed residence hall was discussed at a
Wednesday meeting of the Housing Ad
visory Board, board member Barbara
Students living in nearby Scott Resi
dence College might also be required to
use the meal plan under one option dis
cussed, Palmer said. -
"We don't have a food service in any,
of the residence halls," said James Con
die, director of housing. "This is just one
idea we are looking at to provide a food
service for students who live on campus."
Residence Hall Association President
Robert Bianchi said the idea was aimed at
students who wanted a meal plan.
"There are a lot of people at this Uni-
versity who want to eat at a cafeteria," he
said. "A lot of freshmen may like this
But Student Body President Scott Nor
berg said he did not favor a mandatory
meal plan for the area residents.
"I would hate to see students in the
position of having to say, 'If I live on
campus I must use a mandatory food
plan," he said.
Bianchi said he did not think there
would be any problem if the student did
not want the food service.
"If it happens that a student was stuck
in the building and didn't want to use the
meal plan, something could probably be
worked out with Housing.
"I think it would be easy to switch with
someone in another dorm who wants to
live there (the new dorm) and be covered
by the food service," he said.
Norberg also said he was concerned
about the effect of another food service
area on campus.
"I'm not necessarily opposed to the
idea of a food service in the dorm, but I
question what it would mean for the three .
others," he said.
There are three food service areas
already operating at the University:
Chase Cafeteria on South Campus, the
Pine Room in Lenoir Hall and Fast Break
in the Carolina Union.
Condie said he felt a residence hall
meal plan could be helpful. ; . t; twi
" ''The:other food servioercan only 'feed"'
about 1,500 students," he said. "Right
now, we have 6,600 students living on
Bianchi said that food service and
housing often go together at other univer
sities. "This is nothing new," he said. "These
are just some of the different living op
tions being discussed by Housing.
"It's-not like the dorm is already being
designed to hold a food service," he said.
w"This is just an idea," Condie said. "It
might end up as a real proposal; it might
input in filial forum ;
Trend to raise legal age won't affect
st at e drinking , la ws at le a s t f o r no w
By KATHERINE LONG
DTH StaH Writer
Although there is a nationwide trend to raise the legal drink
ing age, North Carolina drinking laws cannot be changed until
the General Assembly meets again in January 1983.
"There certainly has been a trend" to raise the age, said Chet
Gardner, a spokesman for the United States Brewers Associa
tion in Washington, D.C.
"There is concern over teenage drinking problems," he said.
"Raising the drinking age certainly has its merits."
In 19 states, 18-year-olds are allowed by law to consume
alcoholic beverages. But the laws vary from state to state. In
Oklahoma, 18-year-olds can drink beer only off the premises on
which it was bought; in Florida and Georgia, the only 18-year-olds
who can drink alcoholic beverages are in the military, and .
' in New York and West Virginia, 18-year-olds can drink any kind
of alcoholic beverage.
North Carolina Rep. Austin Allran, R-Catawba, introduced a
bill to raise the drinking age to 20 at the beginning of this year's .
"They never took action on it in committee; they just sat on
it," Allran said recently. He said a bill to change the law could
not be introduced again until the General Assembly meets in
Allran said that if he were re-elected, he would reintroduce
the bill. "It will probably come up again by me or by someone
else," he said.
Allran said he introduced the bill because he was concerned
with alcohol abuse among teenagers. "At that age they're not
equipped to handle it (liquor),", he said. ,
"I discovered surprising support for the bill even on college
campuses. Some of them (students) just weren't drinkers."
But David Steinbock, state Alcoholic and Beverage Control
Board hearing officer, said there was little talk about changing
the drinking age in the state.
"There's apparently no interest on any large scale" to change
the drinking age, he said. "That's not to say that the situation ,
Terry Sullivan, of the N.C. Legal Services, said there were no
public studies or legislative requests for studies on the effects of
raising the legal drinking age.
Allran said he thought another solution to the problem would
be to prohibit drinking on college campuses. "But, you know
they're not going to do that," he said.
By KAREN HAYWOOD
DTH Staff Writer "
Carrboro candidates for mayor and al
derman waged the final battle over eco-
nomic development, citizen input, down
town revitalization and a merger with
.Chapel Hill in a forum sponsored by the
" League of Women Voters Thursday night.
Speaking at the Carrboro town Hall
were mayoral candidates Robert Drake
ford, Roger Messer and Bill Pressley, and
candidates for alderman Hilliard Cald
well, Braxton Foushee, Joyce Garrett,
Doug Sharer, Jim White and Nancy
Drakeford said the four-year period
since his election as mayor had been "one
of unprecedented economic growth and
development." Carrboro has operated
with the same tax revenues for five of the
last six years and has kept tax rates low,
he said. In the future, programs from the
budget cannot be cut because most of
them provide vital services, he added.
Messer said the town needed to encour
age growth, especially in the downtown
area to increase the tax base. He also said .
he would be willing to cut programs to
stay within the current tax base.
Pressley said he would be willing to
work within the amounts of money avail
able to the town, adding that he did not
think a $5,000 salary and office for the
mayor was necessary. "I want to work
for the town, not myself," he said.
About a potential merger with Chapel
Hill, Pressley said the issue would be bet
ter decided by local residents.
Messer agreed and said he Would favor
an investigation into the possible savings
a merger might bring the town.
But Drakeford said he opposed such a
merger. "I'd hate to see us become West
Chapel Hill," he said.
League members asked the candidates
for alderman why the emphasis on
growth in the business district had been
shifted away from the downtown area.
Incumbent Foushee responded that
businesses wanted to expand and were
looking for large lots of land located out
side of the city.
But Caldwell said the town had not
been responsive to businesses and that
high taxes and rents had forced busi
nesses to locate outside of. Carrboro.'
Incumbent Sharer said he did not be
lieve interest had shifted outside of down
town. Development programs are now
under way downtown and business is vi
brant, he said.
Candidates also responded to charges
that the town's planning department and
budget were too large in relation to the
budget for the police department. Incum
bent Nancy White said that planning pro-,
tects permanent residents "by keeping an."
undesirable development from happening:
next door to their single-family dwelling."?
. Garrett added she felt the salaries of al
derm en could be reduced as "a token tq
show people we need to tighten the bud4
On other matters, Jim White said that
before providing additional funding. fori
the Carrboro Art School he would want
to know how the school's finances were
handled and how many Carrboro resi-;
dents were using the facility. .
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Stories said to depict teller's view of death, religion, money
Carey Askin picks out her pumpkin for Halloween at a pumpkin stand
on U.S. 15-501 north of Chapel Hill.
By CINDY II AG A v
DTH Staff Writer
North Carolina breeds a number of ghost stories, many
of which have been documented. But few people have
studied ghost stories for their significance, says Profes
sor Daniel W. Patterson, chairman of the UNC Curricu
lum in Folklore.
People are more interested in the thrill they get from
hearing ghost stories than in analyzing the significance
behind the stories. s
If the stories have significance, it lies in understanding
where the stories fit in the teller's whole view of things
like death; religion or money, Patterson said.
"It's important to understand why people tell stories,
why they hold on to them and why they give them up,"
he said. North Carolina, like the rest of the South, may
have an abundance of ghost stories because its 'people
have been primarily rural, poor and uneducated.
Such people value stories that deal with topics that
necessity makes most important to them.
"Ghost stories tell you what's on the mind of the peo
, pie telling them," Patterson said.
So it is that North Carolina's ghost stories involve love
affairs, death warnings, ghosts returning to correct mis
takes and ghosts who appear at the scenes of their deaths.
One story involves a ghost who came back to keep a
promise and to tell his friend of a bad mistake. In 1810,
two friends from Wilmington, Samuel Jocelyn and Alex
ander Hostler, vowed to each other that the first of them
to die would return from the grave and reveal himself to
the others Jocelyn had an accident riding his horse one
. day. All attempts at bringing him to consciousness fail
ed, and he was pronounced dead.
Two nights later, Hostler found himself confronted
with the ghost of his friend. Jocelyn asked him how he
could let him be buried when he was not dead. Hostler
thought he was imagining things', but when he saw the
apparition two more times, he decided to take action.
The story goes that Hostler and a friend went One
night to dig up Jocelyn's coffin. They found him lying
face down., .
"The Ghost of Maco Station" is one of the state's
more well-known tales of a ghost who haunts the spot
where he died. The story takes place near Wilmington.
In 1867, Joe Baldwin was a conductor on a train. He
realized one night that the rear car of his train had come
loose and that another train was following close behind
jit. Trying to get the driver's attention, he ran to the rear
of the car and waved a lantern back and forth, but it was
to no avail. The oncoming train smashed into the loose
car, and Baldwin's head was cut off by the impact.
From that time until now, a light has appeared many
nights, starting down the tracks and moving forward,
faster and faster. It reaches a point, moves back down
the track and disappears. Experts have tried many times
to explain the cause of the light, but the people around
Maco Station say it's Joe Baldwin looking for his head.
A family near Wadesboro knew when someone in
their family was going to die. They knew because, just
before a death, tiny, black crosses appeared on an object
in the house. The first time anyone saw those, crosses was
when a daughter who had nursed her invalid mother un
til her mother's death found the marks on the hem of
one of her mother's pillowcases. Later she found that
the cross had disappeared.
As this happened time and time again, members of the
family came to dread the sight of the crosses. In 1901, a
mother found three crosses on a dishcloth. She tried
everything to get them to come off, with no success.:
That night, three of the cook's children burned to deathj
when her house caught fire. .
Another time", the crosses warned a mother that her,
son, who was in the service, would not return home:
alive. He had written her a letter before his death, and in;
it he mentioned that he had seen a black cross on the
placemark of his Bible. Three weeks later the mother re-
ceived news of her son's death. :
"Blood on the Apples" took place in Mecklenburg
County. It involved a doctor, Simmons, and his daugh-
ter, Susanne. Dr. Simmons' wife was dead, and the doc-i
tor lived for his daughter. He liked nothing better than
to have her by his side, talking and laughing.
But the time came when Susanne wanted to go out
with young people her age, to meet boys and to think
about marriage. When she was 21, Susanne was invited
to a party where she knew a number of young college
men would be. Susanne worked for a long time, finally
convincing her father to let her go.
At this party, Susanne met George, a student from;
Chapel Hill. She and George came to love one another,
and he came to see her more and more frequently. Dr.
Simmons frowned upon George and gave up his profes
sion to sulk around the house.
One night when George came to see Susanne, he and
the doctor had an argument. Dr. Simmons stalked off,
leaving George to promise Susanne that he was going
See GHOSTS on page 2