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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983
Volume Slssue Ifflf
Friday, January 28, 1S33
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NewsSport sArts 962-0245
scores 24 points
By JACKIE BLACKBURN
Assistant Sports Editor
It was billed as the front-line battle of
the Atlantic Coast Conference, and when
the shooting had stopped and the smoke
had cleared, North Carolina was still alive
undefeated after five games in the con
ference. But Wake Forest never surrendered. In
fact, the Demon Deacons, 13-3 overall
and 4-1 in the ACC, had more rebounds,
more steals and fewer turnovers. They
outplayed the Tar Heels until the final
minute of the game.
With Wake leading 78-75 at the 1:11
mark, UNC forward Sam Perkins hit a
20-footer from the right side to tie the
Wake Forest then moved into their
stall. Forward Danny Young went out for
a shot with 12 seconds on the clock only
to have UNC freshman Brad Daugherty
block the shot and feed the ball to Matt
The junior forward then was fouled by
Alvis Rogers on his drive down the court.
Doherty sank both shots at the line with
three seconds remaining to seal UNC's
13th consecutive victory, 80-78. UNC
raises its record to 16-3.
We were very fortunate to have won
this ball game," UNC coach Dean Smith
said. "Brad Daugherty made a good
clean block of that last shot. Matt Doher
ty was wise to take it all the way."
The lead changed hands six times in the
game, with Wake taking the largest lead,
by 10 points early in the first half.
Before the game, Wake Forest coach
Carl Tacy said his Deacons would have f o ;
control the tempo in order to win. They
did just that in the first half, causing 10
turnovers and outrebounding the Tar
Heels 18-15. Offensive rebounds were
costly to UNC.
"We weren't as ready to play as Tacy
had his team. Tacy had them extremely
well prepared," Smith said. .
Five players scored in double figures
for Wake Forest, with forward John
Toms and Young leading the way with 17
and 16, respectively.
Perkins led UNC with 24 points and 1 1
rebounds. Michael Jordan followed with
17 points and Daugherty had 14.
But UNC was called for two technical
fouls. Braddock committed the first
technical just minutes after the game was
delayed when UNC Sports Information
Director Rick Brewer suffered an epilep
tic seizure. Rogers missed the technical
free throw but came back two minutes in
to the second half to hit both ends of
another technical bonus. That technical
was slapped on Smith.
Wake took its largest lead of the se
cond half with 5:41 remaining, when
reserve forward Kenny Green hit a layup
to make it 76-69 Wake Forest. The
Deacons tried to run the clock down but
they couldn't stop UNC's explosive of
fense at the same time. Jim Braddock,
Warren Martin and Perkins hit key shots
to keep the Tar Heels alive, but Perkins
said his three-point field goal that tied the
game in the final minute wasn't planned.
"It wasn't a designed (play). In that
situation we would have gotten the ball to
Braddock. But everyone was covered,"
cCbsargia Tech hasn't beaten North Carolinaer
since 1970. Tomorrow the two teams meet in
Greensboro at 1:00 p.m. As the Yellow Jackets
try to put an end to the streak.
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Sam Perkins hooks shot over Wake Forest's Alvis Rogers
.. junior forward had 24 points in 80-78 win Thursday night
Kyser's 'KoUege' promoted different kind of education
Last in a five-part series.
By RANDY WALKER
It seemed inevitable that Kay Kyser would become a
professor. His family was full of Chapel Hill educators
( medical and pharmacy school deans, Latin, Greek and
medical professors, and an English department head.
Besides, Kyser looked like a professor quizzical,
perplexed, peering out from his round, rimless spectacles.
So nobody was surpised when he enrolled at Carolina.
And, indeed, Kyser followed an academic career. After
years of grinding work, he became dean of a Kollege.
The Kollege of Musical Knowledge.
In 1 941 , Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge was the
most popular musical show on radio. Twenty million peo
ple heard it every week. As dean of the Kollege, the "01'
Professor" grossed $10,000 a week.
He didn't even have a Ph.D.
Not a bad salary for a professor from Rocky Mount,
Today, Kyser lives in the house at 504 E. Franklin St.
Though he grew up in Rocky Mount, he has been in and
out of the house all his life. Before Kyser bought it, it
belonged to his uncle Edward Howell, founder of UNC's
pharmacy school. Built in 1814, it is the oldest house in
When Kyser first lived in Chapel Hill, his accommoda
tions were not so gracious. James Kern Kyser moved into
Old West as a 17-year-old freshman in September 1923.
Notions of a law career collapsed as Kyser was drawn to
music and cheering crowds. He led cheers at Carolina
football games and directed Playermakers' musicals. He
recruited his first band in 1926.
Six guys showed up for tryouts in New West. At the
first rehearsal in Gerrard Hall, it became apparent that the
band was horrible, but nobody cared. Kyser's enthusiasm
was contagious. Besides, how could Kyser lose with
Ulford Madison Maxwell Clementine Cordell Riggsbee at
bis side? Ulford, better known as "Mack," chauffered
Kyser around in a Model T named "Passion," because it
heated up so quickly.
As its first job, in Oxford, N.C, the band depended on
stunts, fake beards, trick hats and Kyser's stage antics to
conceal its ineptitude. They got $60. The band was still
with him years later whe Kyser finally hit the top.
Throughout the late '20s and '30s, Kyser tried
thousands of experiments. He played no instrument, but
he was a master showman as well as a sharp businessman.
Meanwhile, the band steadily improved. Turnover was
low; Kyser paid them a yearly salary well above union
scale, and gave them veto power over new members. That
was important since they played, ate and slept with the
same guys for months on end.
But the mid '30s, the Kyser show had evolved into the
Kollege of Musical Knowledge. First broadcast from the
Blackhawk Restaurant in Chicago, it soon went nation
wide. It made Kyser famous.
Every week, people listened for Kyser's greeting:
"Evenin' folks, how y'all?" They laughed at Ish Kabib
ble, a sincere but dumb "stooodent" of the Kollege. They
tried to win $35 and a diploma by answering silly and
often non-musical questions:
"Mrs. Filbert, the opera Aida is located on the River
Nile. Mrs. Edgar Greenbower of Ames, Iowa, wants to
know what country the Nile flows through ...
Albania? ... That's right, you're wrong!"
In 1941, Kay Kyser grossed $1 million.
Pearl Harbor. Kyser volunteered but the military re
jected him for health reasons. Until the end of the war,
Kyser only accepted jobs entertaining servicemen. He
played more than 1,100 military jobs and sold war bonds.
Meanwhile, back home, That's Right, You're Wrong and
other Kay Kyser movies were raking in the dough. Kyser
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By JOHN CONWAY
When local public officials convene
Monday night for a public hearing on the
proposed thoroughfare plan for Chapel
Hill and Carrboro, they will encounter
some residents and businessmen in ada
mant opposition of it.
Several home and business owners
whose property faces demolition or
movement if the plan is adopted said they
will voice their opposition at the joint
Most oppositidn to the thoroughfare
plan stems from proposed improvements
to streets in downtown Chapel Hill and
Carrboro. The plan recommends the ex
tension of McCauley, Franklin and Pitts
boro streets. Data collected by local plan
ning departments show that most conges
tion problems occur in this central area.
Chapel Hill Transportation Planner Dan
ny Pleasant said these improvements
should help alleviate growing congestion
in the downtown district.
But implementation of these improve
ments would increase noise and air pollu
tion in the respective areas, as well as
cause the removal or movement of several
The extension of Pittsboro Street to
Rosemary Street would require the
removal of the Kappa Alpha fraternity
house. Walker's Funeral Home, what us
ed to be Ladysmith's night club and the
parking lot of Goforth Properties, Inc.
Pleasant said part of Foushee Realty also
may be in the path of the planned exten
sion for Pittsboro Street.
Kappa Alpha President Skip Smith
said he was not aware that implementa
tion of the thoroughfare plan would re
quire removal of the KA house until he
read it in The Daily Tar Heel. Smith said
he was contacted by Steve Hutson, assis
tant dean of fraternity affairs, who
prompted Jiirri to attend a public infor
"maiion session regarding the
After attending the session, Smith said,
he was opposed to the Pittsboro Street
"I see parts of it (the thoroughfare
plan) as necessary," he said. "I don't see
that putting a road through our house is
going to make a big difference (in allevia
ting congestion). Everybody is opposed
Smith said he believed the Phi Gamma
Delta house, as well as the Zeta Psi
house, would be affected by the planned
Wallace Womble, manager of Walker's
Funeral Home, said he saw potential
dangers if the thoroughfare plan was im
plemented. "I think it (Pittsboro Street Extension)
will create dangers," Womble said. "I
can't see that it is going to help any,
Womble said that if the street is ex
tended there would be traffic signals less
than 300 feet apart.
"You're going to kill downtown
Chapel Hill," he said.
The proposed thoroughfare plan also
recommends the extension of Franklin
Street. This proposal would require the
removal of a seven-unit apartment
building and a small house on Carr Street
and United Transmissions on West
But Pleasant emphasized the thorough
fare plan's long-term goals. He said many
of the residents that attended the public
information meetings, which were held
by the Chapel Hill Planning Department
Jan. 6 and Jan. 13, believed the recom
mendations of the thoroughfare plan
would be implemented immediately.
"The major misconception was that
once the plan was adopted, the bulldozers
would crank up the next day," he said.
Peasant said there was a need to adopt
a hew thoroughfare plan because the cur
rent lone was adopted in 1968. A
thoroughfare plan is the last part of a
comprehensive transportation plan, he
Council member Winston Broadfoot
said adoption of the thoroughfare plan
might spur unwanted development. He
said the recommendation for improve
ment in the downtown district were con
troversial. .;.-4-'33u'.'JU' aspect of it (downtown
Trnpfpyement) that's good,,! he said;
"I'm going to have to vote for part of it.
We are screwing up this town royally, but .
it's necessary because of growth."
Chapel Hill Town Council members
Bev Kawalec and Jonathan Howes re
fused to comment on the thoroughfare
plan until after the public hearing, Mon
day at 7:30, which will convene -in the
cultural arts building of the Chapel Hill
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area of proposed
plan designed to
IFC works toward better fraternity communications
By EVAN TRULOVE
Fraternity presidents at UNC attribute the lack of
participation in the Interfraternity Council to the
nature of the IFC activities, poor communication
between the organizations and fraternities, and the
absence of power to enforce decisions.
The aim of the IFC, the governing body of the
fraternities at the University, is to be a service
organization for fraternities, to encourage them to
be active in the community and on campus and to
deal with campus issues directly affecting fraterni
ties, said 1981-82 IFC President Joel Hughey.- ?
Some of the IFC's fall projects included an '
alcohol seminar for social chairmen, a meeting of
fraternity faculty advisers and fraternity presidents ,
to increase rapport and a bi-monthly newsletter to
improve IFC and fraternity communication,' Jie
"Only 50 or 60 percent of the fraternities par
ticipate in the programs. We've been working to im
prove our participation by making the IFC projects
such a benefit that fraternities will miss out if they
don't participate," Hughey said. He attributed the
lack of participation to a failure in communication.
Brian Hunnicutt, newly elected IFC president for
1932-83, said he wanted to solve the communication
problem between the IFC and fraternities. He plans
to continue the newsletter, co-sponsor a newspaper
with the Panhellenic Council, the governing Dody oi
sororities, that would be distributed to all the Greek
organizations and make the IFC representatives
more visible through direct communication with the
Some fraternity presidents said they did not know
exactly why their houses did not participate in the
"Our house has a mediocre attitude to the IFC,
but we do participate. I cannot pinpoint why we
have that attitude. More direct communication (be
tween the IFC and fraternities) instead of a cold,
form letter would help," said Mike Hauser, presi
dent of Delta Upsilon fraternity.
Doug Ellington, president of Pi Kappa Alpha
fraternity, said its IFC representative was the only
strong IFC participant from the house. "The IFC
activities don't interest our house as a whole. The
activities that do interest us are usually pointed out ;
to us by our representative," Ellington said.
'He said he thought members of the fraternity
would think participation was more worthwhile if
they personally benefitted from participation.
Scott Vaughn, president of Chi Phi fraternity,
said the chief weakness was the organization of the
"I am disgruntled with the IFC and some of their
projects," Vaughn said. "The way the program is
set up is weak. They (the IFC) don't have any real
power over the fraternities beyond the power of sug
gestion." Hunnicutt said the power of the IFC was a
"questionable, hazy picture" that he is studying
now. He is rewriting the IFC constitution to
eliminate vague wording and loopholes on rushing,
hazing, IFC power of enforcement and other sub
The new president is trying to improve the quality
of the IFC proejets, too. He is changing the em
phasis of Greek Week from games to a fund-raising
project for a charity or scholarship.
A popular project sponsored jointly by the IFC
and the Panhell is the Fraternity and Sorority
Transport. FAST is a community transport system
where designated fraternities and sororities provide
transportation for the elderly on weekdays. Each
fraternity and sorority participates one week during
"The FAST program is really good for the com
munity. It's good to get the fraternities to work
together in programs like that," Gene Martin, presi
dent of Kappa Sigma fraternity, said.
Bill McQueen, Sigma Nu president, added, "I'd
like to see the IFC continue with more community
projects like FAST where houses work together.
The fraternities work together and put manhours in
to FAST which gives personal interaction."
The IFC has good projects and a strong group of
core officers. But the IFC can only be as good as the
participants, Hughey said.
Steve Hutson, faculty adviser to the IFC, said
everything the IFC did was a joint effort between
the executive council and fraternities.
"Participation depends on the fraternity," he
said. "Some houses aren't aware of the potential
role of the IFC, whereas other houses have reached
out and grabbed it." He said the apathetic attitude
of some houses probably had its roots in the '60s.
Hunnicutt said he did not expect 100 percent par
ticipation from the fraternities. "I think that by
making just one person in a fraternity aware of our
programs, we can have a domino effect. This may
not work out, but by making the fraternities aware
of our programs we are serving our function."
The IFC at this University is becoming increasing
ly stronger compared to other IFCs nationally, Hut
son said. "The officers on the executive council are
moving in a positive direction to fulfill the purpose
of the IFC," he said. "If fraternities do not feel
adequately represented, it is not the fault of the IFC
executive council. They have done a great job com
pared to other IFCs I know of."
Andy Pickard, IFC president at Ball State
University in Indiana, said the key to the success of
the executive council was its hard work and
"I try to listen to the fraternities and put their
ideas into a plan so they know that I'm serious,"
Pickard said. "It takes a lot of work and it's hard. I
think it's important to have respect, to write plans
down on paper and to be available to listen to the
Gordon Summerfield, IFC president at the
University of Tennessee, said support of the IFC
was a tradition there.
"We are strong because of the quality of people,
our goals, and our social service on campus and in
the community," he said. Some of the IFC projects
at UT are general workshops to strengthen fraterni
ties, a Christmas party for the underprivileged and
an annual fall drive for the United Way.
But despite the fraternity support, problems do
exist, the IFC presidents said. Alcohol awareness is
an issue IFCs consistently deal with on other cam
puses. , ,
The IFC and other Greek organizations at Ball
State sponsor a chapter , of Bacchus, a national
group on alcohol awareness. The organization
teaches students how to drink .maturely and sen
sibly, Pickard said.
Clint Day, IFC president at Florida State Univer
sity, said alcohol awareness programs were incor
porated into Greek leadership conferences at
Florida State. "I think the alcohol problem is in the
American society, not just the Greeks and students
on campus," he said.
Another problem the B?C at Florida State con
sistently directs attention to is bolstering the Greek
image on campus, Day said.
"The school newspaper tends to be anti-Greek
and this barrier needs to be broken. Now we buy a
page every two weeks in the newspaper to tell the
positive things the Greeks are doing," Day said.
Some of the IFC projects at Florida State are a
dance-a-thon, softball tournament and Greek
Across the nation, IFCs are striving to fulfill
their role as service organizations to the fraternities
and communities. But the success of the IFC
depends on the participau'on of the fraternities, its