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Wednesday, September 8, 1832
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By USA FULLEN
Where on campus can students catch a nap bet
ween classes, take in a film, grab a bite to eat and
shoot some pool?
Nowhere else but the Frank Porter Graham Stu
dent Union, affectionately known as the Carolina
Every day, hundreds of UNC students pass
through the doors of the Union, many without
reali2ing the variety of work that goes on inside and
the people who do it.
A student union has been a part of the University
life since 1931, when it was housed in Graham
Memorial. Outgrowing that building, the student
union was moved into the brand-new present facili
ty in 1969, said Archie Copeland, associate director
of the Union.
Today, with the recently completed addition, the
Union covers more than 120,000 square feet. Fund
ed solely by student fees, it houses 40 University
recognized organizations, a 500-person concert hall
and countless vending machines.
Outside the Union stands the Cube, where works
of art announce everything from the dates of formal
rush to the next meeting of the Tai-Kwan-Do Club.
Inside is the Union desk, a clearinghouse for in
formation on anything happening on campus.
There students can buy reduced rate movie tickets,
check the schedule for upcoming events and pick up
a copy of almost anything printed by a campus
organization. Next door is the box office for tickets
to lectures, concerts and the Broadway on Tour
The main floor also houses the Fast Break, a
snack bar operated by ARA, the University dining
service, as well as ride boards to help stranded
students get rides all over the country, the most in
formative bulletin boards on campus and free
telephones for Chapel Hill calls.
, The International Student Center is also on the
ground floor, as well as the Union Gallery, Union
Auditorium (home of the free flicks) and offices for
several of the campus publications.
Downstairs, bored students can shoot some pool,
practice bowling and play pinball. There are lockers
in which to store your interview clothes and one of
the Union's two wide screen televisions, so you can
catch General Hospital in living color.
Upstairs, one can find the offices of most student
organizations, such as Student Government, Stu-.
dent Consumer Action Union, the Residence Hall
Association and the Graduate and Professional Stu
dent Federation. Another television lounge is
located up there and a tired student can stretch out
on a sofa to sleep, watch a lunchtime video produc
tion or read one of the free newspapers the Union
will let you borrow.
But, perhaps most importantly, upstairs is home
for the Carolina Union Activities Board, the
student-run programming arm of the Union. The
Activities Board is made up of Wayne Plummer, the
appointed president of the Union, and the chairper
sons of the 11 Union committees.
"Hie purpose of the Activities Board is to pro
vide prograrnming to the University community,"
Plummer said. "We try to make life a little better
for students at the University. We try to provide
some form of educational programming and we do
try to provide entertainment."
The Carolina Union is unique in its high level of
student involvement , Copeland said, who is one of
only two full-time professional staff members who
advises the Activities Board. Students do all of the
planning and implementing of programs, he said.
"Another unique thing about the Union is that it
is operated by students," Copeland said. Fourteen
professional staff members are responsible for the
administration of the Union, while a pool of more
than 200 students helps run the bowling and
billiards, staffs the Union desk and provides man
power for house and technical crews for special
events, said Pamela Shoaf, admiriistrative assistant
to Union director Howard Henry.
The Union is funded by program income and
receipts from student fees, giving it a budget of ap
proximately $900,000 a year, Henry said.
"The films that they (students) go see, the con
certs in Memorial or Carmichael that they go to, the
art exhibits they see, the lectures they go to don't
drop out of heaven," Plummer said. "They are all
paid for by students. They are all planned by
"I don't think we are as visible to students as
other organizations," Plummer said. "However, I
think we touch more students than any other
organization on campus. There's probably such an
animal who has never been to a Union program, but
I think that it is a rare one," Plummer added.
Those programs include the Film Committee's
Free Flicks, a schedule of films throughout the
semester that are free with a student I.D. (A few of
the big name movies and matinees charge admis
sion.) This semester's offerings include a Dustin
Hoffman Festival, a Doris Betts lecture and film
adaptation Sept. 16 and a Classic Black Musical
Festival beginning in October.
The Forum Committee gets the year off to a trot
with runner and author Jim Fixx, who will conduct
a clinic and fun "run Sept. 12. The event is co
sponsored with the Recreation Committee, which
will also conduct games and tournaments this year
in bowling, chess, darts, billiards, backgammon and
This semester will be a busy one for the perform
ing arts, with the Children's Folk Sports Presenta
tion From Taiwan appearing in Carmichael
Auditorium Sept. 10. Symphony lovers will want to
catch the N.C. Symphony's 50th Anniversary Con
cert in Memorial Sept. 15 and their Free Pops Con
cert in Forest Theatre Sept. 26. On Sept. 19, 30 area
jazz musicians will participate in "Jazz For the Fun
Of It" in the Pit. The ever-popular Broadway On
Tour Series will begin with the musical Tintypes
Oct. 3 and 4.
"The best thing about reforming arts is that it
educates in the most entertaining way," said
Stephanie Bircher, Performing Arts Committee
chairperson. She added that the committee hoped to
See UNION on page 3
Yoyo9l space dust
Fleeting fads leave room for others
By EDITH WOOTEN
Ever wonder what happened to yo-yos, space dust,
love beads and hula hoops?
All these commodities have one thing in common.
They are fads that have died.
But no one likes to be left in the dust, especially people
who are making money. So consumers are constantly en
couraged, almost programmed to go along with today's
trends until something new comes along. "
While a large umbrella used to suffice for two people,
now there is an umbrella built for two that combines two
canopies with one handle and can only be operated by
one person, said manager Michiel Kramer of The Bent
Kramer said that the umbrellas have been selling well
for over a month and expects sales to continue.
"People like novelties," she said. ; .
This point has been emphasized at Harmony Natural
Foods, where you can examine, try out or even buy a
new apparatus called Gravity Guiding Inversion Boots.
This device gives relief to those with back problems
who don't mind hanging around. It holds a body upside
down to correct any damage gravity may have caused.
Eve McGrath, the manager of the store, said people
buy them for relaxation as well as therapeutic purposes.
"People will see our window display and come in to
talk about them. A lot of times they will try them out
and sometimes they will buy them,'.' McGrath said.
Since the UNC football team uses them, they must be
a pretty safe bet.
But what causes fads and who sets trends?
, Manager Mayo Griffin of 153 East ("the department
store of the '80s") said that people can look to New
York City for the reason behind fast paced trends in
Take the headband for instance. Once popular with
long haired draft dodgers, they have found their way in
to the scene again with the Olivia Newton-John look.
Griffin said that last spring New York stores were
stocked full of headbands in a variety of colors and
But this fall he said that New York shop managers
have made the change to antennae.
Antennae are usually something like hearts or stars at
tached by springs hooked onto a band that fits around
"Buyers will sell out of an item and switch to some
thing new, encouraging customers to spend more money
on a different look," Mayo said, explaining the tran
And fads can be much more local. With the NCAA
basketball tournament came many new products recog
nizing the Tar Heel spirit and capitalizmg on jCarolina
A Chapel Hill version of Monopoly has become very
popular said salesperson Ann Brock of the Shrunken
"We just had a lady buy three of the games a little
while ago," Brock said.
The properties for sale include Ye Old Waffle Shop,
Four Corners and other Chapel Hill establishments in
place of Boardwalk and St. Charles Ave.
The impact of the NCAA championship is also evi
dent in what customers buy at the Intimate Bookshop on
One book, March to the Top, which pictorially tells
Chapel Hill and UNC success stories, has sold 13 of 15
copies in two weeks, said salesperson Chris Walden.
"And that's a lot for a book that costs $19.94," she
Similarly, Jane Fonda's and other exercise books have
become increasingly popular. Titles range from Secrets
of a Beautiful Bottom to Thinner Thighs In 30 Days, a&
of which do a booming business. 1
And while you're doing those deep knee bends or jog
ging or hanging upside down, why not enjoy some
Walkmans, portable cassette decks with earphones,
have improved in quality and corne down in price, said
Eric Paige, an audio consultant at Stereo Sound.
Sometimes fads are more than just a passing fancy.
Often they reflect an attitude of society.
An example that Mayo Griffin gave was the miniskirt.
Along with the exercising celebrities many others are
working out, dieting and jogging to get into good physi
cal shape. The miniskirt and the whole trend toward
clothes that are of a more severe line reflect the desire to
show off newly toned muscles, Griffin said.
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Mayor Nmmif proud of university town
By SHARON SHERIDAN
"This is a university town. It will always be a univer
sity town and it's why people move here. It's why the
town exists." This is how Chapel Hill Mayor Joseph
L. Nassif defined his town. "Chapel Hill is the Univer
sity and the University is Chapel Hill."
Proud of his town, Nassif said UNC students adopt
Chapel Hill as their second home.
"You will not remember simply the University, you
will remember Chapel Hill," he said. "It's that kind of
' community that there's no way to make a separation."
Chapel Hill does not have the problem that many
cities have as they grow that the downtown dies. In
other cities, the downtown is relegated to municipal af
fairs, low-income families and offices.
"We're lucky," he said. "We've got 21,000
students right across the street in our downtown."
But Nassif said he is wary that the Chapel Hill
downtown may stagnate and stressed the need for
diversity. With an abundance of the "three Bs (banks,
burgers and ban), you won't attract a cross-section of
town," Nassif said. "Tnat's a big problem.
"If you just have eating and drinking, you're just
doing it certain times during the day," he said. "Are
we just a night life center and a place to eat lunch?"
Chapel Hill used to be different.
"There was a mixture, and we lost the stores and we
continue to lose them, and it gets to be more of the
same," Nassif said. "The answer to the downtown
isn't more places to consume alcohol. It creates more
problems than it solves.
"You've got to think of how to rejuvenate it, not let
it become like all the other cities," he said.
Nassif has suggestions for accomplishing this.
"You have to have more people living in and
around the downtown area," he said. What is needed
is a cross-section of people who will then attract a
greater cross-section of businesses, he said.
"I think we could use a hotel (or) motel
downtown," he said. "I don't think the downtown
can compete with the University Mall. (But) the
downtown has a unique quality to it."
A native of North Carolina, Nassif moved to
Chapel Hill in 1964. He is a practicing architect in his
own firm, Joseph L. Nassif, Architect, A.I. A.,
located at 214 West Rosemary St.
Nassif was elected to the Chapel Hill Board of
Aldermen, serving for AVx years. He was selected dur
ing that time by the board of aldermen to serve as
Mayor Pro Tempore. As a board member, he served
on the original Transportation Task Force and the
Open Space Committee.
Nassif has served as chairman of the Orange County
Board of Elections, chairman of the Orange County
Democratic Party, chairman of the Chapel Hill
Charter Commission, and former president and
secretary of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Jaycees. He has
served as a member of the Chapel Hill Citizens Ad
visory Committee, the Mayor's Recreation Task Force
and the Triangle J Advisory Committee on Interstate
As an alderman, Nassif promoted flood plain and
space controls, a sidewalk construction plan, a town
and .campuswide police and fire alarm system, a low
interest trust fund, planning for the physically han
dicapped, the Umstead Recreation Center and finan
Nassif was elected mayor in 1979.
Nassif stressed the need for fiscal, as well as
physical, planning. For example, the town receives ap
proximately $450,000 revenue sharing and about
$650,000 transportation subsidies from the federal
"I think it's important for us to look at what we will
do if that money is held back by the federal govern
ment," he said. "Those two together are over a
million dollars that the federal government gives to the
town of Chapel Hill."
During Nassif s term as mayor, the budget process
has been changed.
"That came out of a difficult and awkward budget
time that we had two years ago," said town coun
cilman Jonathan Howes.,
"The whole council felt a lot of frustration with the
way it was done two years ago," said councilman Bev
Kawalec. "Lots of us on the council gave a lot of (sug
"We get involved very early," Nassif explained.
The council decides what it would like to see in the
budget and passes this on to the town manager. When
the budget plan comes back from the manager, he
said, they "get to see the dollars and cents" of their
"Now we. . .write it by giving directives and direc
tions to the manager," he said. "I think it's a good
policy and I think it'll be around a long time."
This year incoming UNC students were warned of
the town's crackdown of the drinking policy. "We're
not making up anything new," Nassif explained.
"I think that what he's really trying to deal with is
underage drinking and the laws we now have," Howes
"Indeed, it is an effort of the council, too,"
Kawalec said. "I think he and the rest of us have been
so sad to realize the statistics of young people being
killed in car accidents."
The fact that people come to Chapel Hill from out
of town to drink is a problem, Nassif said.
"It's like we're a resort area," he said. "It really is
getting out of hand."
Another area of concern for Nassif has been the
town's water supply. "We've been lucky this year and
had a lot of rain," he said. When there was a water
See NASSIF on page 3
By ALISON DAVIS
in its first meeting of the semester, the
Campus Governing Council passed a bill
approving the actions Of the summer CGC
and allotted funds .
"" No discussion "preed me approval "of
the summer CGC bill, which included the
allocation of $950 in Student Activities
Fees for two nights of free bowling this
past summer in the Carolina Union and a
$1 all-campus lunch in the Pit.
Student Body President Mike
Vandenbergh said after the meeting that
he was not surprised by the absence of
discussion on the bill. "I think the council
realizes the futility of discussion after the
fact (of allocatting the money)," he said.
In April, the CGC allotted $1,500 for
the summer council to spend on campus
organizations which would be operating
during the summer sessions. The summer
CGC spent the full amount.
The summer CGC paid ARA food ser
vices a total of $610 to serve the all-campus
lunch. After originally allotting $292 for
the meal, the summer council approved an
additional allocation of $318 to reimburse
ARA for costs of the lunch.
The Tar Heel, published this past sum
mer, reported that Dan Bryson, summer
CGC finance committee chairperson, said
Howard Southerland of ARA, the Univer
sity dining service, rejected the original
allotment for the lunch because it was not
enough to cover the cost of the meal.
Bryson also said ARA had offered to
prepare the meal at no cost to the CGC,
The Tar Heel reported.
Both the expenditures for the all
campus lunch and the free bowling fall in
the category of "social expenditures" and
are prohibited by the Student Government
treasury laws. But exceptions may be
granted by the CGC Finance Committee,
the laws state.
In, addition to the two social expen
ditures, the summer CGC allotted $50 to
the Black Student Movement for a retreat
and $500 to the Executive Branch (of Stu
dent Government) for the Student Part
. Tune Employment Service.
In other business Monday night, the
CGC allotted $1,212 to the Student Legal
Services for health insurance for its
lawyers and a new letterhead for SLS sta
tionery. The CGC also set a $15,000 limit on
subsequent appropriations (money allotted
following the spring budget hearings), for
the 1982-83 fiscal year.
CGC speaker Bobby Vogler (District 14)
told the council members to re-evaluate
their actions as CGC representatives and
to try to determine whether they had
fulfilled promises to their constituents.
Vogler also said several problems the CGC
had encountered needed to be corrected
for it to work more effectively. "Instead
of working around things, we could be
working through them," he said.