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Friday, September 24, 1982The Daily Tar Heel3
Pi Kaps, Miss Grace:
a memorable team
ost students favor
block ticket system
By SHARON OVERTON
The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house is
quiet around 3 p.m. Two brothers come
in, drop their backpacks and switch on a
stereo. Another pulls his bike onto the
front porch and takes the stairs two at a
Somewhere near the back of the house,
a rich female voice is humming along with
a scratchy radio. Her captive audience in
cludes 17 chickens she's about to fry for
supper and a wall crowded with snapshots
Grace Franklin walks to the wall and
points out a few of her favorites. Some
depict places she's never seen Russian
palaces and French vineyards. And some
capture v faces she remembers well
freckled young men who left the Pi Kappa
Phi house more than 20 years ago and now
have freckled sons of their own.
"They're just like my children 'cept
they're white and I'm black. I got some
that are really tall," she said, stretching to
pat the head of a lanky senior who
wandered in, "and some real little short
"They graduate and go away, but the
next batch that comes in are just like them
they're the nicest things in the world."
Almost 250 of Miss Grace's children
came back to Chapel Hill Saturday to
honor her on her 25th anniversary as cook
for the fraternity. In the (lining room, a
blue and white banner read: "Amazing
Grace, 25 years."
"Saturday they started reading names
of the boys I've cooked for and how many
By SHARON OVERTON
Got a passion for photography, a yearning for yoga or
a fascination with the Fox Trpt?
The Carolina Union has a convenient outlet for some
of those hidden talents. Beginning next week, the Union
will offer 24 different special interest classes, ranging
from aerobic dance to massage to selWiypnosis.
Although registration for the special interest classes ends
today, students will have a second opportunity to par
ticipate next semester.
As expected, the exercise classes have been the most
popular. But the big surprise this fall was the clogging
class, said Denise Joyner, special projects chairperson.
Also in high demand was a mixology class.
: But the Union won't be able to offer. a. course for,
hopeful bartenders this semester, because of university
-niWoairt.Alr-Qhnl fin-mpiig," Tfiynpr said
Support for the program in general has been good,
with more than 250 students enrolled. Joyner said par
ticipation might have been down a little from last year
because of duplication of some classes in dormitories
and the new requirement for fees.
Although fees range from $9 for elementary contract
bridge to $41 for woodwind and brass instruction,
Union president Wayne Plummer said students should
realize a considerable savings over private lessons. In
terested persons without a UNC identification or
For the seventh year, Tar Heel Football Fans can enjoy UNC home football games without all
those worries of finding parking and waiting In long traffic lines. Chapel Hill Transit's
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Drive, off Airport Road (Highway 86); and the Glen Lennox Lot on NC 54 East, off the 15-501
Buses will operate on the schedule shown below, non-stop to Gate 4, Kenan Stadium. Buses
will leave from Gate 4, Bell Tower Drive, immediately after the game.
Fares are $1.00 for Adults (one-way) and $.75 for Youth under 18 or Seniors over 65. Show
your valid bus pass and those fares are reduced to $.75 and $.50 respectively. Please have
exact fare, as the drivers will not have change available.
So forget the traffic worries and enjoy the game. Make the TARHEEL EXPRESS part of your
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CHAPEL HILL TRANSIT
plates I've fixed. I just said 'Lord!,' " she
Steve Shaw, president of Pi Kappa
Phi, estimated that Grace had prepared
more than 294,000 home-cooked meals for
1,100 brothers since she began work in
September 1957. Except for one week
when she had the Asiatic flu, she's cooked
18 meals a week; Recently, she cut back to
Miss Grace floured another chicken leg
and tossed it in the bubbling oil. She wiped
her arm on her apron to show off the
engraved silver bracelet she had received at
the ceremony Saturday. The brothers also
gave her many red roses 51 by her
Franklin said she had good memories of
the last 25 years, such as the ceremony
Saturday and the annual formals. But she
also had a few bad memories, such as the
year the house almost burned to the
ground and the tragic death of a young
"I started here when I was about 40,"
she said. "I'm 70 now and things are a lit
tle different, but not too much. The young
men don't do wild things anymore; they
do good things.
"People don't say nothing about those
boys Grace works for," she said. "They're
something else. They stick with me, and I
' stick with them, too."
Chris Lancaster, a senior Pi Kap, likes
to sneak down to the kitchen early in the
morning and talk to Miss Grace before the
others come to breakfast.
"I'm used to talking with my mother
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Pi Kap cook, Grace Franklin, remembers the good times
... memories of work as numerous as photos on her wall
like that at. home," he said.
"Miss Grace is probably the best asset
we've got here. I feel really sorry for the
guys who'll have to replace her," he said.
But Miss Grace doesn't plan to retire
privilege card must pay an' additional $5.
These are the classes Joyner said would be offered this
Aerobic Dancing two classes
Five-String Banjo Instruction
Elementary Contract Bridge
Exercise and conditioning two classes
Meditation , ,
: i Self-Hypnosis Training ; .V ;4vl
Jtotexmediatei Social, Shag Latin and Texas Two-Step
Scottish Country Dance
Advanced Scottish Country Dance
Taekwondo and Zen
Toning and Conditioning
Woodwind and Brass Instruction'
GLEN LENNOX LOT
for information caii: 942-5174
"I'm waiting on the man upstairs to tell
me to go," she said. "I don't like to sit
still; I like to work. As long as I feel good
and they'll have me, I'll stay right where I
"Love, that's the reason."
Early text list turn-in lowers costs
By LISA PULLEN
Better performance by faculty mem
bers in getting textbook orders in on time
last spring translated into big savings for
UNC students in the textbook depart
ment of Student Stores this fall.
Last spring, 43 percent of the faculty
book orders for this fall's classes were
received within three days of the Student
Stores' April deadline. In April 1981, on
ly 25 percent of the orders were in by that
Having punctual faculty orders en
abled the Student Stores to increase its
purchases of used books from whole
salers and students," rather than buy all
new texts, Tufts said.
Student Stores saved $180,000 by buy
By DANE HUFFMAN
The new block seating policy seems to be
functioning well, according to an infor
mal survey of UNC Students.
But some students have not been hap
py with the system because those groups
that are waiting in line early in the morn
ing to get block seats may wind up not
getting seats at all.
This year, groups must submit a list on
Monday morning, of half of the names of
people who plan to sit in their block. On
Monday afternoon five days before a
game, about 60 percent of those groups
that applied for blocks are selected in a
random drawing to get block seats, said
Perry Morrison, Carolina Athletic
Those who are awarded blocks must
present tokens when they pick up their
block seats on Tuesdays to show that they
are in a designated block. Of the 14,000
seats allotted to students for football
games, 7,000 are for blocks, Morrison
Most students interviewed seemed
pleased with the new system.
"At first I was displeased because I
didn't thinkit would work," said Rick
Yarborough, membership development
chairman for Delta Upsilon fraternity.
"But now that I've seen it, I think it's the
fairest it's been in quite a while."
Morrison expressed satisfaction with
the new block ticket system. "I'd say 80
percent of the students are very happy
with the system, 5 percent could care Jess
and 15 percent are really ticked off,"
Some people have not. been totally
pleased with the new policies.
"It seemed like last year there was
some reward for getting up early because
you knew you'd get a block," said Larry
ing used books from students during last
May's buyback period instead of new
books. Students saved another $133,000
by substituting used books for new books
in their bookstore purchases this fall.
The faculty's heightened awareness of
the impact of late orders on students'
pocketbooks led to earlier book orders,
. That increased awareness was due in
large part to efforts by Student Govern
ment to encourage faculty to turn orders
in on time, said Donald Beeson, executive
assistant to Student Body President Mike
Vandenbergh. Student Government sent
memos to department chairmen last year
encouraging faculty to order books
- promptly, Beeson said.
. "Economic conditions and higher col
lege and book costs encouraged students
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Watts, social chairman of Pi Kappa Phi
Last year, the Pi Kaps had pledges go
down and wait for blocks, so the house
was guaranteed of getting seats, Watts
said. But this year, the Pi Kaps were in
the end zone for the Vanderbilt game and
Section 13 for the Army game.
, Watts suggested that more of the seats
allotted to students should be used for
blocks. "It just seems that more of the
people would rather sit in a block," he
One Chi Phi fraternity member said
that if a fraternity or organization was
willing to put out the effort to get a
block, they should be assured block seats.
"I think if you get down there in time you
should get a block seat," he said. "I'd
like it better on a first come, first serve
But Yarborough said that even though
his own house had not been able to get a
block for the Army game, he favored the
new system. "With this system, we've
always got an equal chance to get a good
block," he said. "I don't like that we
didn't get a block. But basically I think it
(the new system) is fairer and more con
trolled." Greg Phelps, president of Teague
Residence Hall also favored the new
system,, even though his dormitory had
gotten block seats for all the games in
1981. "Last year we were guaranteed a
block because we had somebody who
would go over there and stand in line.
This year it's not pot luck. You may not
get anything," he said.
Morrison said one experiment with the
Army game would be no allocation of
blocks for the end zone. "We're not go
ing to do it this game and see how it
goes," Morrison said. "If people would
rather be guaranteed seats in the end zone
we'll go ahead and do it."
to sell more used books to the Srtident
Stores last May, Beeson added. Those
same factors also encouraged students to
buy; more used books this fall.
ljUNC's( Student Stores, the 14th largest
bookstore .in the country, ranks among
the top three major bookstores in percen
tage of3used textbooks sold, Tufts said.
Since the beginning of this semester, 28
percent of books sold have been used
Student Government is continuing to
encourage promptness in returning book
orders, said Charlotte Fischer, chair
person of the Scholarship Aid and Stu
dent Stores Committee. The. committee
again is sending letters' to departments
and identifying the contact person in each'
department who is responsible for text
book orders, she said.