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Toil and trouble; Fireburn,
and cauldron bubble...
Volume 91, Issue 82
Monday, October 31, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
By MICHAEL DeSISTI
COLLEGE PARK, Md. He pushed it to his left and then,
encircled by his teammates, followed stealthily behind the ball,
hanging over it in anticipation of its arrival in the pounce zone
just 10 yards away.
Quickly came the first five, seven and then after nine he had
to make a play; a Maryland player was diving through the wall.
Rob Rogers quickly covered the ball. Most of the rest of the
players on the field covered North Carolina's long-distance
placekicker. ABC covered the play.
Rogers' onsides kick attempt with 0:22 to play and North
Carolina trailing Maryland 28-26 in the ACC's game of the year
and ABC's regionally televised game of the week didn't catch
anybody by surprise Saturday. The first official's indication of
possession by North Carolina did.
Following a hurried conference surrounded immediately by at
least a dozen anxious players "Everybody was yelling 10 dif
ferent things," Rogers said and not-so-distantly by
50,000-plus in Byrd Stadium, an official ruled North Carolina
offsides on the play.
He said, and his peers concurred, Rogers touched the ball
before it had traveled the required 10 yards, thus forfeiting
possession and the game. Whether a Maryland player had
touched the ball first was not an issue with the officials, said
Rogers, who had a different story.
"I was waiting for the ball to get to the 10-yard stripe,"
Rogers said. "When it got nine and one-half yards a Maryland
player dove in and swiped at it, (though touching it) never made
a clean catch of it. At that point I fell down and scooped it in."
Had North Carolina been given possession, it would have had
the ball just outside the Maryland 35-yard line, and with a little
less than 20 seconds on the clock, time for a few more plays to
score or move into better position for a field goal.
Aside from the officials' change of calls and the question of
distance traveled, the controversy surrounding the kick was
soon quieted, so to speak, for a great many of those in the
stadium by. the spectators stampeding the field and dismantling
the goal posts. This great many included almost all of the print
media, which" had moved to the field's edge to ensure its post
game access to the lockerrooms.
Al Michaels, ABC's play-by-play man for the intraconference
classic, had the benefit, along with his television audience, of
visual memory and ran the replay numerous times.
The first angle was a shot from the press box, on the west end
of the field, and was inconclusive as to whether a Maryland
player touched the ball before Rogers. The second angle shown
was from Rogers' back and more interesting.
Michaels: "That's something they'll be talking about for
years to come."
Also apparent from the replays was the official making the
original call in North Carolina's favor being in what appeared to
be the best relative position to make it. He was to the east of the
action, facing west toward the press box, while the other of
ficials seemed to converge from the west (the side of the field
from which ABC's audience had no clear view of the ball).
Had North Carolina received the ball at the Maryland 35 or
thereabouts, the Tar Heels would have been looking at a 52-yard
Rogers' onsides attempt was taken from the Maryland
45-yard line after the Terps were penalized 15 yards for their
fans taking to the field and tearing down the south end zone
goal post, the same post North Carolina almost needed for a
field goal attempt.
By NCAA rules, had the Tar Heels recovered the football and
See ROGERS on page 3
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jRick Saiger, a junior Mangum resident, threatens visitors with a chain saw at the Mangum
Haunted House. Proceeds from the haunted house will go to the North Carolina Burn Center.
Hours for the house in Mangum are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. tonight. Admission is $1.
By DICK ANDERSON
A subcontractor has charged that insuf
ficient steel reinforcement has been used in
the construction of several walls and
columns in the $30 million Student Activi
But University officials say they have no
cause to believe the accusation.
"We have no reason to believe that they
are not the way they're supposed to be,"
said UNC Planning Director Gordon
Rutherford in a phone interview Sunday.
The accusation came from subcon
tractor Sterling Jones of Jones Steel Erec
tors of Rowland, said UNC Vice
Chancellor for Business and Finance Far
ris Womack at a Board ,of Trustees
meeting on Friday. Jones recently sent
University officials a letter indicating that
general contractor Paul W. Howard Co.
of Greensboro ordered him to reduce the
amount of steel used in reinforcing con
crete walls in several areas, including the
basketball auditorium, the swimming pool
and at least one column outside.
"The work is continuing (on the center)
as is proper," Womack said. "I'm unper
suaded that there is a problem."
Technicians are at work chipping away
and exposing the concrete to see if the defi
ciency exists, Womack said. An indepen
dent engineer will evaluate the work and
' the results will be known early this week,
"It's not the kind of thing we want to
ignore," Womack said.
The investigation, which is being con
ducted at a.cost of $20,000 to $25,000, is
being done on work that was completed
six to eight months ago. Rutherford said
he did not know why there was the time
lapse between the work's completion and
On the advice of his lawyers, Jones de
clined comment on the question Sunday.
Jones was contracted by Howard to
place 1,500 tons of steel reinforcement in
bleachers and walls. The work was to be at
$145 per ton, at a total cost of $217,500.
Jones completed 1,200 tons of steel rein
forcement before leaving the assignment,
"I left the job for other reasons," Jones
said. He is no longer connected with the
The SAC is scheduled to open in
Trustees also learned Friday morning of
a plan to reduce enrollment in the School
of Dentistry by 5 percent for the next two
or three years. This move means that the
number of students accepted each year will
drop from the present 83 to 78 or 79.
"I think it has to do with the general en-.
vironment in the dental profession,"
School of Dentistry Dean Ben D. Barker
said of the decline in caliber of students
enrolling in the program. The lure of com
puter science and engineering is draining
the pool of potential applicants, he said.
"Historically the school (of dentistry)
has maintained an 85 percent in-state
enrollment," Barker said. The en
forcementof this "unwritten quota"
meant that the school had to accept 67 of
only 95 N.C. applicants last year. A total
of 580 in-state and out-of-state applicants
applied for the 83 positions, he said.
"Aren't we cutting it 5 percent because
of the pressure of too many dentists out
there?" asked Trustee Clint Newton.
The main issue, Barker said in reply,
was "educating out-of-state students with
See SAC on page 3
Man believed to have seized Grenada's government is captured
The Associated Press
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados A man
believed to be the Marxist general who seized
control of Grenada's left-wing government in a
bloody coup has been captured by American
paratroopers, the U.S. military reported Sun
day. An announcement from the Pentagon said
units of the 82nd Airborne Division seized "an
individual who claims he is Gen. Hudson
Austin." It said the prisoner "fits the descrip
tion of Gen. Austin and was carrying identifica
tion to that effect."
Barbados' state-run Caribbean Broadcasting
Corp. had reported earlier that Austin was
caught Sunday, but gave no details.
The reports came one day after U.S. Marines
seized former Deputy Prime Minister Bernard
Coard, accused of provoking the coup that led
to the U.S. invasion of Grenada.
Austin organized the coup and named a
Revolutionary Military Council following the
slaying of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop on
Oct. 19. Bishop had been under house arrest
for a week in a power struggle with Coard, a
The Pentagon also announced that the
American death toll rose to 16, with 77 wound
ed and three missing. Four of the dead had
previously been listed as missing since
thousands of U.S. troops and a seven-nation
Caribbean force invaded Grenada at dawn Oct.
25 and deposed the leftist military junta. Their
stated aim was to restore order and protect
Only scattered sniper fire was reported on the
U.S. military officials in Barbados said Air
Force planes were transporting food and sup
plies into Grenada for tired and' hungry
residents of the tiny tropical island nation.
American diplomats could not confirm this,
but they said 500 displaced Grenadians may be
eligible for emergency aid.
Another planeload of American evacuees
reached the United States late Sunday, bringing
to at least 677 the number of U.S. nationals
flown out of the island since the invasion
began. Most of the 1,000 Americans that had
lived on Grenada were students at St. George's
University Medical School.
Sir Paul Scoon, who was appointed to the
largely ceremonial British Commonwealth posi
tion of governor-general by Queen Elizabeth II
in 1978, has become the acting civilian leader of
Grenada since the invasion. Caribbean nations
that supported the military action are looking
to him to form an interim government until
elections can be held.
Scoon addressed the island's estimated
110,000 residents late Saturday on state-run
Spice Island Radio, formerly Radio Free
Grenada. He asked shopkeepers to reopen their
stores, urged teachers and students to attend
school, and said government employees should
report to their offices today for "business as
But Scoon also asked Grenadians to respect
an 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. There were still
reports of looting in the city during the
weekend, though repair crews restored electrici
ty and water service.
On Saturday, Coard was captured after
islanders showed U.S. troops the house where
he was hiding.
At a U.S. staging ground on the nearby na
tion of Barbados, Vice Adm. Joseph Metcalf
III, in charge of the American occupation of
Grenada, refused to say where Coard was being
"I'm not going to tell you what we're going
to do with him," Metcalf also said. "We're not
going to give him a good conduct medal."
Ghouls live here
Chapel Hill has specters, mysterious events
By SARAH RAPER
The Tar Heel State is famous for its vrkty of
ghosts and unexplained phenomena; so it islq sur
prise that a town with a University dating back; 1789
should boast a few specters and mysterious . , V
One of the strangest tales is the story of i:rr
Dromgoole and Piney Prospect, a peak oveflouUrj
Chapel Hill and now the site of Ghimghoul Castle,,,
bastion of the secretive Order of the Ghimghouls.
According to legend, Dromgoole was a brash,
reckless man from Brunswick County, Va., who wasjL.
fond of wild company and playing cards. He came to
the University in the early 1830s.
Dromgoole was madly in love with a Chapel Hill
girl named Miss Fannie, and they often met secretly at
a spring at the base of Piney Prospect.
After an argument, Dromgoole and another suitor
of Miss Fannie agreed to a pistol duel at midnight
following the annual Commencement Ball to deter
mine who would win her hand.
A servant overheard the challenge and raced to get
Miss Fannie, who came to Piney Prospect wearing on- ,
ly her ballroom slippers and a nightgown.
This account of the duel is extracted from a three
page poem written by L.B. Hamberlin for the
Carolina Magazine in 1892.
But des as we come ter d tu'n er de hill,
De pistols fire; Miss Fannie stop still.
i iouk uerun , Jo ' Uott I clar'
I n 'ver see nuthin ' lak was that.
Her shawl hed drapt off, en her long black
Wus loose wid runnin', I reckon, en that
She stood one han' on her heart en de ter
One holdin' her temple des lak dis yer.
Dromgoole's rival and two other men who had ac
companied the duelists buried Dromgoole in a shallow
- : i Ty a large rock. It was reported that Miss Fannie
i .-!. ered from the tragedy.
a" TQ Ghosts, Nancy Roberts,
anexpw: ; . : . il. that Miss Fannie
spent ma , , cnfC.z rccX Trcr
thinking s : : j irl.', k . '
until she died of a
Dromgoole's blood stains.
Less bizarre than the legend of Peter Dromgoole is
the story of the ghosts of the Pigeon Box house.
Carol Cobb Hamilton, a secretary for the UNC
Economics Department, said she attributes strange
happenings and apparitions during the renovation in
1977 of the house at 517 East Franklin Street to her
The house, which is known as the Pigeon Box, sits
next to the Chapel Hill Public Library and was built by
her grandfather, Collier Cobb, in the winter of
1893-94. Cobb headed the UNC Department of
Geology beff?'a in 1892.
J5yffw Jf Carol Hamilton's family have always
ot10 iDuse. but she said she did not rernemher
if ghosts in the house from her childhood.
ghostsNjut there were some strange things going
At las' she sa?,
"I'll go ter
' ji f sweet low tone?
he is sad alone. "
En das de wayjss Fannie went.
One evenin' w'ef de day wus spent.
She's buried yere 'long by de man she love,
En I prays ter God dey're together above.
According to legend, Miss Fannie was buried under
the rock next to Dromgoole. To this day, believers of
the legend claim that the red stains on the rock are
on, Hamilton said.
The couple explained that at first there were noises
which they attributed to squirrels and the age of the
house, but said there were other noises and strange
happenings that they had never resolved.
She said, for example, her husband was sitting in
the kitchen and watched the handle of a heavy steel
door turn and then watched the door open slowly out
ward and close gently with no apparent cause.
Another unexplained incident occurred when the
Hamiltons had guests. Carol Hamilton said she had
set up a typewriter in the dining room where her aunt,
Mary Cobb, had always typed letters. After Hamilton
See GHOSTS on page 3
Officials refuse scholarship
for gay medical students
By STUART TONKINSON
Assistant University Editor
A Florida psychiatrist's offer of a
scholarship for self-proclaimed homo
sexual medical students has been refused
by UNC officials.
Robert B. Ragland offered the UNC
School of Medicine $500 last January
toward a scholarship for a male medical
student in his last three years of medical
school who' was openly professed to being
a homosexual, can show financial need,
has done creditable work as a student and
is deemed by faculty members to be of
Ragland said last week that the Univer
sity turned down the scholarship because
American society is too restrictive and
UNC administrators are forced to do
things they might not agree with to ensure
But School of Medicine Dean Stuart
Bondurant stated in a letter that an ad
visory committee of the school had decid
ed not to seek information on students'
sexual preferences, thus making the
scholarship an impossibility.
"Coming out in the open (as a homo
sexual) is a choice that requires a great deal
of sacrifice," Ragland said. "The scholar
ship was meant to open up the subject and
show how our society forced gays into the
unhealthy position of enforced secrecy."
Ragland said that today "you have to be
a little crazy to be openly gay in our socie
ty." The scholarship was meant to heighten
discussion of homosexuality and the prob
lems that come from forcing individuals to
be secretive, he said.
Ragland, who had a fellowship and was
an instructor at UNC from 1959 to 1963,
said he sent the School of Medicine a re
quest for the scholarship to be instituted
along with a check for $500 in order to get
the University to addrss the issue of forced
silence expected of gays.
Bondurant rejected the initial request
and sent back the check, stating in a letter
that federal policy prohibited the Universi
ty from discriminating on the basis of sex.
Ragland said he opened up the scholar
ship to all sexes and sent the check back,
but Bondurant stated that the advisory
committee had decided as a matter of
, policy not to seek information on
students' sexual preferences.
"I still don't understand what that
means," Ragland said. "The University
wouldn't have to request the information.
Only students who had openly professed
themselves to be gay could receive the
See SCHOLARSHIP on page 3