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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983
Volume", issuo H 1
' Gty Editor
Much has been said and written in recent months
about the thoroughfare plan for Chapel Hill and
Carrboro; however, little has been decided about
the implementation of the plan.
Chapel Hill Transportation Planner Danny Plea
sant said Thursday that it would be at least six to
eight weeks before the Planning Board presented its
recommendation to the Town Council for final
Serious discussion about the road plan began in .
December 1982 when the planning staff drew up its
public information package. But the plan proposed
in December 1982 was the culmination of many
years of research, based on computer traffic fore
Actually, thoroughfare plans have been around
for quite some time. The first thoroughfare plan for
the area was prepared in 1955. This sketch was up
dated several times between then and 1961. Not un-
Friday, April 8, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
olan continues to drag alon
til 1965 did the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro
adopt the plan, which was readopted in 1968.
However, no construction resulted from that plan.
Preparation for a subsequent thoroughfare plan
began in 1971 when the town asked the N.C. De
partment of Transportation to conduct a com
prehensive study of the towns' transportation needs.
Finally in 1978, a new plan was submitted. But
because the plan contained several controversial
proposals and because modifications were neces
sary, it was decided to postpone adoption of the
plan until further study could be conducted.
Chapel Hill and Carrboro are working from a
thoroughfare plan that was adopted 15 years ago.
If all this sounds familiar, that's because discus
sion remains the same in 1983 as it was in 1955. The
plan is currently on hold, while the Chapel Hill
Planning Department conducts further study on the
controversial southern loop proposal.
What has caused all the delay? What is so con
troversial about a thoroughfare plan?
A major reason for confusion is that most resi
dents don't know exactly what a thoroughfare plan
is or does. According to the Planning Department,
a thoroughfare plan, in its simplest form, is a map
showing existing and proposed thoroughfares for
the area. This map is used by local governing bodies
to guide the acquisition of rights of way and road
If the 1982 thoroughfare plan is adopted, Pitts
boro, McCauley and Franklin streets would be ex
tended. That means that Pittsboro Street would run
through the living room of the Kappa Alpha frater
nity house. It would also clip off a portion of the
Zeta Psi fraternity house and pass within a few
yards of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house.
Surprisingly, only Kappa Alpha President Skip
Smith has voiced strong opposition to the plan.
"I see parts of it (the plan) as necessary," Smith
said. "However, I don't see that putting a road
through our house is going to make any improve
ments." Former Student Body President Mike Vanden
bergh said that the town should consider the costs of
these improvements to the more than 20,000
"We have to consider the cost to the students,"
he said. The extension of Pittsboro Street would be
disastrous to the fraternities, he said.
The proposed Pittsboro Street extension would
also require the demolition of Walker's Funeral
Home on West Franklin Street. Funeral home
manager Wallace Womble said that the extension
would create a pedestrian and auto hazard on
Franklin Street. If the street were extended, it would
require placement of two traffic signals within 300
feet on West Franklin Street.
Local planners said that congestion on Columbia
Street posed a threat to the community's public
safety because emergency vehicles often became
delayed in traffic. The Pittsboro Street extension
would provide relief, serving as an alternative north
south corridor. "
Proposals in the thoroughfare plan other than the
Pittsboro Street extension have come under attack.
Smith and Womble were only two of the more
than 350 residents who expressed some dissatisfac
tion with the thoroughfare plan at a Jan. 31 public
Vandenbergh also said at the hearing that he was
opposed to the Parker Road extension, a proposed
loop road for southern Chapel Hill.
By KAREN ROSEN
It's hard not to be typecast when you're
a beautiful young actress with long blonde
hair. "I get cast as ingenues, daughters
and people who wear white dresses," said
Kathryn Meisle, a first-year graduate stu
dent in the department of dramatic art.
In her newest role for the Playmakers
Repertory Company, Meisle has dirt on
her face and wears a raggedy dress and
she falls flat on her face.
But that's OK. As Eliza Doolittle in
George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion,
Meisle' s sprawling entrance gives her a
chance to show off her atrocious accent
arid the plum role of her career. "
"Kathryn possesses the qualities Shaw
seems to require for Eliza," said Gregory
Boyd, Pygmalion's director and the head
of graduate studies in the department of
dramatic art. "Youth, intelligence, vivaci
ty, the ability to be vulgar and the ability
to make a 180-degree turn and be a
First Meisle had to learn how to talk in
sessions similar to Eliza's workouts with
Henry Higgins only in reverse. During
her performance she has to prove she's
mastered a Cockney dialect, standard
British and everything in between. "We
said we were going for intelligibility rather
than authenticity," said Meisle, who
listened to unintelligible tapes and worked
with dialect coach Johanna Morrison.
The three-week rehearsal period was too
short for Meisle to work up a healthy fear
of the demanding role. "I didn't have time
to let it paralyze me," said Meisle, who
barely remembers seeing My Fair Lady on
television and never studied Pygmalion in
school. "You're afraid you can't achieve
all you want to, but when opening night
comes, you just kind of wing it."
Meisle has a knack for winging it into
rave reviews. This year on campus she was
the idealistic Irina in Three Sisters,
Agamemmon's daughter Iphigenia who
was sacrificed to send The Greeks to Troy,
The Parker Road extension has been, by far, the
most controversial element of the plan and is the
reason for the current delay in approval of the plan.
The Parker Road extension would cut across the
Mason Farm tract, which serves as an important
biological research and teaching area. University
faculty members, graduate students and members
of local preservation societies attacked the Parker
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. . . the George Bernard Shaw play can be seen at Playmakers Theatre through Sunday
and Mrs. Cratchett in A Christmas Carol.
David Toenberg, PRC's artistic direc
tor, said that while other directors gave
varied comments about The Greeks,
"what didn't vary was the feeling that
Miss Meisle was very special. We count
ourselves lucky that she's here."
Meisle arrived at Carolina almost by ac
cident, having never been farther south
than New York before. The Camden,
Maine, native attended Smith College and
never intended to go to graduate school
until she decided to join UNC's Profes
sional Theatre Training Program.
But if Meisle had chosen another
graduate school or headed straight to New
York, she might not have been able to per
form at all her first year. "If I had gone to
New York, I would have been waiting
tables to live, especially if I wasn't a pro
fessional actor," said Meisle, who earned
her Actor's Equity card with The Greeks.
"Grad school allows you to work on your
art without getting bogged down in the
politics of getting a job."
Meisle forked over $500 for the union
privilege, but she has been exposed to act-"
ing since she was 10 years old. Her father is
an actor, and during summers at a profes
sional theatre in Maine she did everything
from ushering to sewing costumes to ac
ting bit parts like fairies and maids.
"Sometimes I think I missed out on my
childhood summers because I never got
tan," Meisle said. "But I never wanted to
do anything else. Now I'm afraid that I
couldn't do anything else."
Following actress Jean Marsh's advice,
Meisle has practically cornered herself into
an acting career. "She said, 'Don't ever
learn how to type. You'll end up typing in
stead of acting.' " Meisle didn't know
how to type anyway. "The next part I
played," she said, "I had to type on stage.
I had to fake it."
Meisle's most lucrative part has been
Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst,
in which she toured for $100 a perfor
mance. It did have its pitfalls, especially
when she played in schools.
"I didn't have a stage manager and I
had to teach people how to do the lights,"
she said. "Once there was a beginning
oboe lesson going On behind me, and you
know how that sounds." , '
It can't sound as bad as Meisle when she
utters some unheavenly sounds as Eliza.
But the laughs that follow are worth the
effort. "Once you start listening to the au
dience, it's like sculpture. You hold the au
dience in the palm of your hand," Meisle
said of her first comedic PRC role. "You
have to be funny and revel in it."
Meisle has a right to be nostalgic about
ending her stint as Eliza on Sunday. "It's
like saying goodbye to somebody you've
gotten to know," she said. "When it's
over, you feel a bit empty afterwards. You
bring something to life and it's over, but
that's the nature of theatre. If you don't
have a role waiting for you, you have to
keep yourself alive in other ways."
Post-Pygmalion, Meisle will concentrate
on her acting, movement and voice classes,
do a lot of reading and teach Drama 15
and a summer school acting class.
"I'm a very spontaneous person," she
said. "I don't even know what I'm going
to be doing when I finish the summer ses
sion. I know I'll be here I've been very
Meisle will definitely keep acting, "i
want to be a good actor, be the best," sh
said. "Yeah, I want to be the best, but I
don't think you can be you can just
keep getting better." ?
Meisle doesn't want to limit herself in
the future, but she has one condition;
casting directors must meet: "I won't cut?
my hair unless they pay me." '. V
By JOSEPH BERRYHILL
Assistant Professor of political science
David J. Garrow has requested in a seven
page memo that political science depart
ment Chairman James W. Prothro reverse
his decision hot to reappoint Garrow to
In the memo, released to political
science faculty members Thursday, Gar
row said he thought that issues other than
his scholarship were the reasons for his
dismissal, including his criticism of Univer
sity policies, "certain professional and in
tellectual tendencies" in the political
science department and "certain issues"
raised by Prothro's chairmanship of the
yJ.. have reason Jo ..believs , that,, some .
TOelnber of the department think that one
should not express critical beliefs about the
institution to anyone outside of it," Gar
row stated in the memo, which was dated
The decision not to reappoint Garrow
was made last month by Prothro after a
faculty vote on March 21 resulted in a 10-9
vote against Garrow' s reappointment.
Garrow said he was following the
University's process for appealing a reap
pointment decision, which begins with a
consultation with the department chair
man. He said he had a consultation with
Prothro Monday and is awaiting the chair
man's reappointment decision.
In the memo, Garrow stated: "I
believe that my record in teaching, in
research, and in 'enhancing the depart
ment's reputation during my first two
years at UNC clearly merits me for reap
pointment to the faculty when my present
contract expires in 1984."
Garrow stated in the memo that he was
"surprised and disappointed" to learn of
Prothro's decision not to reappoint him.
He cited his ''strong publication record,"
"enthusiastic reviews" of his teaching and
- lack of previous expression of dissatisfac
tion with his work as reasons for his sur
prise. In the memo, Garrow noted that fall
1982 student evaluations of his teaching
performance in Political Science 151
ranked Garrow in the 97th percentile of all
UNC professors. He was also ranked in
the 86th percentile for his teaching perfor
mance in Political Science 157, Garrow
The political science department's
guidelines place teaching as the most im
portant category for evaluation, Garrow
Garrow also defended his scholarship in
ithejnemo,, refuting Prothro's i jyaluation
""TKaf it -'was "closer to investigative jour
nalism than to basic scholarship." He
cited numerous favorable reviews and
awards his two books on Martin Luther
King Jr. had received. One of those books,
Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr.,
and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 received
the Chastain Award from the Southern
Political Science Association for the best
book on government in the South in 1978.
Garrow stated he was puzzled that Pro
test at Selma . . . "may not have received
fair and proper consideration" in
Prothro's recommendation and in the
March 21 meeting of the political science
In , the memo, he also criticized
Prothro's statement that his work had not
been in the subfield of public law.
"At no time . . . was I ever informed in
any fashion that the department somehow
had changed its mind and no longer
regarded my scholarly interest in the
See GARROW on page 3
&T breakup should
not cause hike in rate
Americans return to the final frontier
itory, Musgrave venture outside shuttle
The Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Tied to 50-foot
leashes, two astronauts took the. first U.S.. space walk
in nearly a decade Thursday, perfecting ways for shut
tle crews to fix ailing satellites in years to come.
Against the dramatic backdrop of the cloud-mottled
Earth turning below, astronauts Story Musgrave and
Don Peterson turned an energetic work day into a
joyous and acrobatic outing.
After three hours and 50 minutes in Challenger's
open cargo bay, Musgrave took one last look over the
side of the Hawaiian Islands below.
"It's pretty cloudy over the islands right here," he
said when Mission Control asked if he could see the
volcano Kilauea which has been erupting in recent
Musgrave and Peterson tested their $2.1 million
space suits and their own ability to work in the hostile
environment of open spaced They practiced with tools,
pretended to free a stuck satellite, maneuvered a winch
with a 100-pound load and carried a 50-pound object
across the cargo bay.
Musgrave was the first out and the last in, entering
the shuttle hatch feet first, swinging his body down and
in as if he were hanging on a trapeze.
The astronauts asked for and were given an exten
sion of the three-and-one-half hours scheduled for
their EVA Extra Vehicular Activity the first of
the shuttle program. They completed all of their tasks,
apparently with little trouble.
A space walk had been planned on the last shuttle
flight five months ago, but had to be canceled when the
suits didn't work properly.
Musgrave and Peterson had what Mission Control
called "a momentary difficulty" with an experiment
that involved a winch and simulated a contingency
operation in case a satellite deployment didn't work.
A rope apparently caught on a "peg-like
protrusion" from the bulkhead and Musgrave had to
free it. t
The techniques they practiced will come into play
next April when another Challenger crew catches up
with a sun-study satellite which has been out of com
mission for three years. The task of the 13th shuttle
flight is to bring the satellite into the cargo bay, fix it,
and put it back in orbit.
When they first ventured out, Musgrave nearly
swung himself over the side of the space ship, doing a
handstand on the rim. He was restrained, of course,
by his tether.
"It's so bright out here," said Musgrave, the first
out. Astronaut Don Peterson followed a minute later,
each tying his tether to slide wires that run the length of
the 60-foot-long cargo bay.
Mission Control asked how the real thing compared
with the training, held in a large swimming tank.
"It's a little deeper pool than I'm used to working
in," said Musgrave. He wriggled two fingers at the
television cameras controlled from the ground.
From television it appeared that the tether did not
restrict the astronauts' movements much. They tum
bled, floated, bounced and swung. .
One test had Peterson going to a box and removing
tools especially built for space use. Musgrave tested
handholds on a bulkhead, pulling himself up hand over
hand, apparently without trouble.
Both astronauts flexed their arms and moved their
legs to evaluate the mobility of the new $2.1 million
suits and the reels that keep their leashes taut.
Challenger's cargo bay and nose were pointing away f ;
from Earth and the hold was flooded with sunshine.
As Musgrave was poking around in the front of the
bay, Mission Control asked: "While you're looking
under the hood, Story, why don't you check the oil?"
Musgrave: "I don't see any."
Mission Control: ''That's good."
Musgrave also climbed up the side of the rear
bulkhead to take a look at the material that is flapping
loose behind one engine.
The astronauts had spent three-and-a-half hours
hung on an airlock wall breathing pure oxygen to wash
nitrogen from their system. Like deep sea divers, the
nitrogen would give them the bends after they trans
ferred from the higher pressure of the shirtsleeve en
vironment inside the spacecraft to the lower pressure of
About a half hour before they ventured out, Presi
dent Reagan placed a radio-telephone call to Cmdr.
Paul J. Weitz, telling him that the mission "serves as a
symbol, I think, of our commitment to maintain
America's leadership in space." It could not be done
without men like those aboard Challenger, the presi
"We appreciate. that," Weitz responded. "I know
that it's an old and well-used song, but we just get the
See SHUTTLE on page 4
By LYNDA THOMPSON
Telephone rates will not increase be
cause of the scheduled breakup of Ameri
can Telephone and Telegraph Co., said
George Mullen, manager-in-residence of
Chapel Hill's Southern Bell office, Thurs
day. Mullen said local rate increases may oc
cur because of Southern Bell's loss of
long-distance revenues, but an increase
cannot be directly attributed to the break
up. Long-distance rates will probably go
down and local rates go up, but the rate
changes will tend to counterbalance one
another, he said.
Competition from other long-distance
companies, such as MCI Communica
tions and Southern Pacific, will probably
bring AT&T's long-distance rates down,
For residence halls and apartments, the
base rate for local service is $10.40 a
month. There is a rental fee of $1.25 for
subscribers in dormitories. This rental fee
varies in apartments.
Mullen said the charge for connecting ,
service would not increase next year.
However, Southern Bell has brought a
proposal for an increase in hookup rates
before the N.C. Utilities Commission.
But a hearing will not be held in time for
an increase to occur before September.
The current rate for dormitory tele
phone hookups is $30.80, Mullen said.
He said, the minimum rate for apartments
and homes was $41.40, but rates are
higher for subscribers with additional ser
vices. The rates are higher for residents of
apartn,er 3T"i "mVM'"'',?phrir,c;
have to be installed individually. There is
a reduction for dormitories because the
hookup is what Mullen called a mass re
connection. Compared to UNC students, students
at N.C. State University enjoy a much
cheaper hookup rate because of the use
of the Sentrex System.
According to Eli Panee, director of
Residence Facilities at N.C. State, phone
hookup charges for the Sentrex System
are tied into dormitory rent. Students pay
$11.75 each as a part of their room rent
for the hookup service. N.C. State Uni
versity pays the charges for monthly local
calls. This leaves the students to pay only
the long-distance bill. But the overall cost
of phone service is still cheaper for N.C.
State students than for UNC students,
Mullen said UNC should use the Sen
trex System, which would benefit the stu
dents. He said to get the system, the Uni
versity would have to decide to connect
the phones for the students. UNC was
one of the few state universities without
the Sentrex System, Mullen said.
Steve Harward, manager of Telecom
munications Systems of Chapel Hill, said
it was his belief that UNC traditionally
stayed with the current method because it
was cheaper than the Sentrex System. Ac
cording to Harward, the phone hookup
and local call charges that the University
would have to pay would be passed along
to students in some other area, such" as
The University's current system of
hookup may change, Harward said, if
Southern Bell is able to get the rate in
crease it has requested.