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Copyright 1983 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 91, Issue 44
Tuesday, August 30, 1983 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By KEITH BRADSHER
A dispute over the quality of 40 re
finished windows of the Walter Royal
Davis Library is preventing the University
from legally accepting the building.
Though construction of the library is
almost complete, the length of time it
took the contractor, T.A. Loving of
Goldsboro, to put the finishing touches
on the building over the summer has also
caused friction between the University
and the contractor.
"They were getting a little draggy a
couple of months ago," said Charles W.
Davis Jr., the building systems engineer
of the University's department of en
gineering and construction.
University officials considered finishing
the building with University equipment
and keeping an unpaid portion of the
contractor's fee, Davis said. It is fairly
common in the construction industry to
discuss such a step when a project is late,
The last stages of construction moved
slowly enough that the University's de
partment of engineering and construction
contacted the N.C. state attorney
general's office to ask for advice. "We do
that very frequently," Davis said.
The late completion of the Davis
Library has forced the Wilson Library
staff to postpone the moving of books
from early this month to the second week
of January. The delays have also cost the
University extra storage and handling fees
for furniture bought in advance and may
increase the cost of renovating Wilson
Library, University officials said.
"We've completed the building," said
Robert Powell, vice president of T.A.
Loving and project manager for the
Davis Library. "They can take possession
at any point."
The University refuses to accept the
otherwise-completed building because of
' a disagreement with the contractor over
40 windows whicli the contractor repaired
instead of replaced. The windows were
damaged last spring by a cleansing solu
tion used on the exterior of the building. .
"The windows have not been
repaired," Davis said. "They do not meet
the planned specifications. The planned
specifications call for new windows." He
said the inferior quality of the refinished
windows was visible to the professional
"We had a custom refinishihg outfit to
come in and refinish it," Powell said, ad
ding that the 'quality of the windows
should be acceptable. He will meet early
next week to discuss the issue with Uni
versity officials. The University may
allow the contractor to replace the win
dows after the University has legally ac
cepted the building, Davis said.
Disputes over the condition of the
Davis Library began last April when
Powell asked the office of University ar
chitect Leslie Boney to inspect the Davis
Library and prepare a "punch list" of
minor unfinished tasks that the contrac
tor would have to complete before the
University would accept the building.
Davis and a representative of the archi
tect's office found the building not close
enough to completion to justify a punch
list inspection, Davis said.
See LIBRARY on page 3
Suspect highly regarded as devout
By SCOTT WHARTON
Friends of Danny Allison say he is an outgoing, helpful
Christian who is devoutly religious and plans on entering
the ministry. Allison, who has no previous criminal
record, does not smoke, drink or take drugs, friends say.
Allison, a 22-year-old UNC student, was arrested Aug.'
19 in connection with a series of sexual assaults and break
ins that occurred in residence halls and apartments on
Assaults on five women occurred in Granville South,
Morrison, Hinton James and Craige residence halls and
Carolina Apartments last sprir. . Allison was originally ar
rested Aug. 6 in connection with a break-in at Foxcroft
He is being held in Orange County Jail in Hillsborough
on $35,000 bond.
Allison, a resident of 213 Northampton Plaza, is a
fifth-year industrial relations major from Mebane. At
UNC, he has been an active member of Campus Advance,
an evangelical Christian group which is affiliated with
Triangle Park Church of Christ in Chapel Hill.
Allison lived in Morrison Residence Hall for three-and-a-half
years, where he helped lead Bible-study programs.
He moved to Hinton James Residence Hall for the spring
semester in order to start a program there, friends said.
At Eastern Alamance High School, Allison was an
honor-roll student who graduated in the top third of his
class. He also attended the Governor's School in Winston
Salem while in high school.
Allison's friends, as well as his parents, said last week
they were shocked to learn of the crimes with which
Allison has been charged. Police officials said his case is
one of the most unusual episodes in Chapel Hill in recent
Since coming to UNC, Allison has been a C student
and has worked at several jobs to pay for his schooling,
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Books to move next spring
By KEITH BRADSHER
The staff of Wilson Library has begun making detailed
preparations to minimize academic disruption during the winter
move into the Walter Royal Davis Library.
With the exception of three days at the start of February,
books will remain accessible with a few delays, said Larry P.
Alford, chief circulation librarian and coordinator of the move.
The move is expected to take between six and eight weeks.
If Davis Library is completed in the near future, the staff will
begin moving books during the second week of January, Alford
said. The library will remain closed until the beginning of
Books moved to Davis in January will be available through a
paging system. Students needing a book that has already been
moved will be able to ask at the Wilson Library circulation desk
to have the book recovered from the Davis Library.
Alford hopes that it will take only from three to four hours to
page a book. "We'll have to see how many people ask for
said Ted Avery, his Northampton Plaza roommate. His
supervisor at Fast Fare on Rosemary Street, where Allison
was most recently employed, said he was a dependable
worker with a good sense of humor.
"He was always joking around and talking with cus
tomers," his employer said.
"If you would sxpect anybody (of the crimes), he
would be the last person in the world you would expect,"
said William Turner, campus minister for Campus Ad
vance and a friend of Allison's.
'If you would expect anybody ( of the
crimes), he would be the last person
in the world you would expect. "
The crimes with which Allison has been charged are
"out of character. . .against everything he believes in,"
Avery, a 23-year-old UNC graduate, said Allison had
been living with him since May. Allison was sleeping on a
couch in the apartment and paying a small amount for
rent in order to save money. Avery said Allison had
worked as a security guard at University Square,
Domino's Pizza, Sonny's Real Pit Barbecue, as well as
Fast Fare, in order to continue his schooling.
Because of Allison's job at Fast Fare, his hours varied,
Avery said. Without exception, Allison always spent at
least an hour each day praying and reading the Bible, he
On .Aug. 6, the day Allison was originally arrested,
Avery said his roommate had awakened him about 6 a.m.
and told him he was going to Foxcroft Apartments to in
vite a friend to church.
"Since it was Saturday and Danny had to work all day.
Library transfer will
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At the beginning of February, both libraries will be closed for
three days over a weekend. The public services of Wilson
Library, such as the circulation and reference desks, will move
into Davis Library. Davis Library will then open to the public.
During the remainder of the move it will also be possible to
locate books from Wilson Library with the paging system.
A professional moving company specializing in moving
libraries has already been hired, Alford said. Many library staff
members have worked in a major library move before, when the
opening of the new stacks of Wilson Library in 1977 required
the moving of one million books.
After Wilson Library is closed in February, the library staff
will begin moving such special collections as the North Carolina
CPllection and the Rare Book collection into Wilson's stack ad
dition. Access to the collections will be through the door open
ing onto Raleigh Road.
The collections will stay in the stack addition for two years
through renovations and restorations of the 1929 and 1952 por
tions of Wilson Library. The Humanities Reading Room will be
restored to house the Rare Books collection. When the special
collections are moved back into the older segments of Wilson
Library, the stack addition will be used to house the overflow
from other libraries on campus.
he told me this was the only time he could invite (the
friend)," Avery said.
Avery said he was shocked to learn that his roommate
had been arrested when he received a call about an hour
Allison's father, Nathaniel, a retired custodian from
Eastlawn Elementary School in Burlington, said his son
had never been in any trouble.
Allison's parents said they were devout churchgoers like
their son. The Allisons have lived in Mebane for 19 years
and earlier lived in Orange County near Hillsborough.
"Danny was sitting in the den reading the newspaper
when the SBI men came in and arrested him," his father
said. "I wasn't expecting anyone to come in and arrest my
"He's a studious boy who tends to mind his own busi
ness. They've got the wrong boy."
Clayton Mitchell, the minister of Triangle Park Church
of Christ, which Allison attended, said Allison was "well
liked and easy to get to know."
"He is very dependable and very regular in church at
tendance at least three times a week," Mitchell said.
Mitchell said he had "never detected anything unusual"
in Allison's relationship with women.
Allison's girlfriend, Gretchen Stancell, whom he has
dated since December, said the two were "very much in
"Danny's a Christian. . .for me, one of the most fan
tastic people I've ever met," Stancell said. Stancell, a 1982
N.C. State University graduate who works as a
clerktypist in the UNC personnel office, said she has
known Allison for four years.
"His lifestyle is a witness of his character. He's a loving
person," she said. "He practices what he preaches."
Stancell said Allison had received "oodles of letters
from friends," had a positive attitude, and "was making
the best of it."
See PROFILE on page 4
The Associated Press
BEIRUT, Lebanon A North
Carolina man was one of two U.S.
Marines killed Monday by mortar shells
fired by Moslem militiamen.
Second Lt. Donald Losey, 28, of
Winston-Salem, was. killed when fighting
broke out when the Lebanese Army tried
to crack down on Shiite Moslem militias.
A Marine Corps statement said Staff
Sgt. Alexander M. Ortega, 25, of
Rochester, N.Y., was also killed in the
At least 36 Lebanese died in the
fighting, described as the hardest in
Beirut since the Israeli invasion of June
1982. Militiamen seized control of part of
The .new battles posed a serious
challenge to President Amin Gemayel's
The Marine Corps communique noted
the number of Marines reported wounded
had risen throughout the day and said the
"increase of wounded numbers occurs as
Marines report to aid stations."
The Marines were killed and wounded
by mortar shells fired by members of the
pro-Iranian Shiite militia group Amal.
The shells landed on Marine positions at
the international airport on the south side
of Beirut, a Marine spokesman here said.
Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger
told reporters in Washington the fire that
hit the Marines "appears to have been di
rected at the Lebanese armed forces posi
tions." The spokesman here said the Marines
retaliated with a 40-minute attack by ar
tillery, mortar and helicopter gunships
that silenced the militia batteries.
President Reagan, while expressing
"profound sorrow" at the first two com
bat deaths of U.S. Marines in Beirut,
ordered on Monday that the size and mis
sion of the peacekeeping forces remain
White House spokesman Larry
Speakes, meanwhile, pointedly suggested
-Syrian and Soviet complicity in the shell
ing. Reagan, vacationing at his mountain
top ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., con
ferred on the matter via telephone with
Vice President George Bush and Secretary
of State George P. Shultz in Washington.
Counselor Edwin Meese III and national
security adviser William P. Clark, work
ing out of offices in Santa Barbara, also
joined the session.
Earlier, Bush, Shultz, Wienberger and
Gen. John Vessey, chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, had met as a "special
situation" group to rssess developments
Water shortage could
mean local restrictions
By MARK STINNEFORD
As the water level of University Lake
continued to plummet, the director of the
local water utility said Monday he expects
to call for mandatory clamps on water use
by the end of the week.
"As we ask for mandatory restrictions,
we hope students and other citizens will
realize how seriously we view the
situation," said Everett Billlagsley, execu
tive director of the Orange Water and
University Lake, the main water source
for Chapel Hill, Including UNC, was 44
inches below capacity Monday and was
dropping at the rate of about one inch per
day, BilUngsley said.
If the lake drops more than 48 inches
below capacity, the mayors of Chapel Hill
and Carrboro and the chairman of the
Orange County Board of Commissioners
are each empowered to impose mandatory
Unless there is significant rainfall, BuT
ingsley said he expects to call on local
leaders to impose mandatory conservation
measures by Thursday or Friday.
"I'm sure they'll be responsive," he
The measures would restrict watering
lawns and gardens to 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on
Saturdays and ban all washing of cars. It
would also be illegal to use water-cooled
air conditioners except for health and
safety purposes. Swimming pools could
not add water above the level required to
Local law enforcement officials would
enforce the mandatory restrictions.
National Weather Service forecaster
Dan Salgado said no immediate relief was
in store for the Triangle. The area has
received only 1.81 inches of rain in
August, about 2.37 inches below normal
foi the month, Salgado said. Scattered
bhowcri crossing the state have bypassed
the local area, he said.
in Lebanon and draft recommendations
Speakes said Reagan accepted their call
for no change in the size, mission or
patrol area of the 1 ,200 U.S. Marines tak
ing part in the multi-national peace
Speakes said those issues remain under
continuing review and indicated it may
yet be changed.
Lebanese casualties in the second day
of fighting between the army and Amal
included 25 civilians and 1 1 soldiers kill
ed, and 130 civilians and 60 troops
wounded, 16 of the troopers seriously,
Beirut police reported. An Italian
sergeant of the peacekeeping force also
was slightly wounded.
The Shiites captured an unknown
number of army troops and several ar
mored personnel carriers, but Shiite
casualties were not reported.
By nightfall, Amal militiamen were in
control of several residential neighbor
hoods in Moslem west Beirut as well as all
crossing intersections to Christian east
The only army presence left in west
Beirut was near Prime Minister Shafik
Wazzan's office at the entrance to
Hamra, the main commercial thorough
fare; and near the American University of
Beirut in the Manara neighborhood.
Gemayel interrupted a four-hour emer
gency Cabinet session at his presidential
palace in Baabda, in the pine woods east
of the city, to discuss the situation with
U.S. presidential envoy Robert C.
The militiamen also captured an
unknown number of army troops and
during the afternoon seized the two
channel west Beirut branch of the govern
ment television station for four hours.
They charged the government violated an
agreement for a cease-fire at noon by
.ordering about 10,000 troops with tanks
and armored personnel carriers to lay siege
.to Shiite strongholds.
Amal militiamen swarmed around the
six-story building and an adjoining apart- f
ment house in which Prime Nlinister Waz
zan, a Sunni Moslem, lives in a penthouse
apartment. They were wearing hoods or
masks and carried AK-47 assault rifles and
The fighting was touched off by any ar
my sweep into the Shiite Bourj Barajneh
and Hay el-Sellum districts to search for
weapons and ammunition after Amal
militiamen battled the army Sunday and
shelled a joint Marine-Lebanese check
point east of the airport.
See LEBANON on page 3
OWASA previously released a set of
voluntary conservation measures which in
clude limiting showers to four minutes,
restricting car washing and reducing the
use of dishwashers and washing machines.
Overall demand, about 6 million gallons
per day, is up one-half to two million
gallons per day this week, Billingsley said.
But it is impossible to determine whether
the increased use resulted from the return
of students to campus or the extremely hot
weather, he said.
OWASA is currently pumping two mill
ion gallons per day from a city-owned
quarry to University Lake and is transfer
ring 1.6 million gallons of treated water
per day by pipe from Hillsborough to
Chapel Hill, he said.
Wayne Kuncl, director of University
housing, said residence hall area directors
have been advised of the voluntary con
servation measures. University housing
would comply with the law if mandatory
measures were imposed, he said.
The University is using 30 wells to
sprinkle grass and plants on North Cam
pus, and well water is being trucked to
other parts of campus for watering, said
Gene Swecker, director of the UNC
But vegetation is suffering in the
drought, he said.
"We're going to lose a lot of plants," he
said. "Even with water, wc were sure to
lose some because of the rought and hot
weather we've been having."
The Town of Chapel Hill is also dealing
with the water crunch. Street cleaning has
ceased and the town's grounds are being
watered with well water, said Harold Har
ris, director of Public Works.
Ron Secrist, director of Chapel Hill
Parks and Recreation Department, said
the town is considering using the water
from a pool that is closing Sept. 11 to
water public grounds.