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Copyright 1985 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 93, Issue 30
Tuesday, April 9, 1985
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Business Advertising 962-1163
The lastt.call appro&dhie
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of drinking age hike
By TOM CONLON
Student and Student Government
opinions generally disapprove of the
recent N.C. House action to raise the
statewide drinking age to 21.
Although Student Government has
not officially racted to the bill, Campus
Governing Council Speaker Wyatt
Closs said he would not be surprised
if legislative action arose in the CGC
as time for enactment of the bill drew
"The current CGC hasn't discussed
the issue, but probably the consensus
and I might be wrong would be
against the raising of the drinking age,
as the consensus of students is against
it," Closs said.
Last summer's CGC indirectly acted
on the issue by passing a $600 allocation
toward an on-campus beer party spon
sored by Student Government, Closs
said. The bill ultimately was pocket
vetoed by then-Student Body President
Paul Parker, who did not sign or veto
the bill within the required 10-day time
Student Body President Patricia
Wallace, who opposes the raising of the
drinking age, said the efforts of UNC
students Brian Hassell and Todd Hart
as General Assembly lobbyists did not
change the opinion of the majority of
House members, and she said she
expected the Senate to pass the bill
Mars fear effects of drinking age rise,
By KATHY NANNEY .
Some local bar owners fear they may be forced
out of business if the state raises the minimum
drinking age to 21 as expected, but restaurant
owners say that despite a possible loss in business,
"I think you're going to see a lot of beer halls,
establishments like He's Not Here and Henderson
Street Bar having a difficult time," said Leonard
VanNess, spokesman for the Chapel Hill Chamber
of Commerce. "You cut out half of their market
and its going to be hard to survive.
"I think they are either going to go out of
business or find some other kind of entertainment
for students. I dont think any of them will remain
a local bar."
VanNess said Henderson Street Bar owners
reported they had grossed 20 percent less since
the drinking age was raised to 19in October of
Though 70 percent of its business comes from
students under 2 1 , Troll's Bar may have one chance
of survival, said Troll's manager Laura Cole.
By MIKE WATERS
North Carolina's Pat Welsh never
saw his game-winning shot zip past
Johns Hopkins goalkeeper Larry
Welsh's fourth goal of the afternoon
came with 12 seconds left and gave UNC
an 11-10 win over top-ranked Johns
Hopkins in front of 6,200 at Fetzer Field
"I didn't see anything," the elated
freshman said after the physical,
penalty-filled game. "There was so
much sun behind the goal. I knew where
he (Quinn) was, so I just shot off to
the side and hoped it went in."
It did. Bedlam ensued.
Two Johns Hopkins goals, at 1:01
and 0:31, had knotted the score at 10
all and set the stage for Welsh's last
second heroics. The Blue Jays had
dominated the face-offs all day, but on
this occasion Rob Russell out-dueled
JHU's Greg Matthews and UNC's
Kevin Haus swooped in for the loose
ball. Haus was fouled with 0:23 on the
clock and UNC called time-out to
discuss the situation.
"Pat was the one -called on that
formation," UNC coach Willie Scroggs
said. "I thought we could disguise what
we wanted to get to, but Pat just said,
'Let's go with this.
"When a kid has that kind of
confidence you're not afraid to let him
take the shot. He made a heckuva shot
low and away. It's a big play for
a young freshman to make."
Junior Joey Seivold had no doubts
that Welsh would end the Blue Jays'
19-game win streak. "The defense
sagged in so far that Pat must have been
only eight yards out. They were worried
about the diagonal feed. No way was
he (Quinn) going to save that one."
Earlier Seivold and Welsh had
seemingly sealed the upset. With a little
over three minutes left, Seivold raced
up the field with a Chris Walker outlet
pass. The junior midfielder faked to the
Wallace said statistics showed that
most DWI offenders were more than
21 years old, and the 21st Amendment
guaranteed state's rights over the use
and distribution of alcohol. But such
figures were not effective in the lobby
effort, she said, because the states are
worried that the federal government will
cut off their highway funds if they don't
raise the drinking age to federal
standards by 1986.
"The things we have to look into now
are preparing substitutes for drinking
and entertainment policies regarding
alcohol," Wallace said. "There is a
tendency for younger people to drink
at fraternity parties, as the carding
problem is much less enforced than at
Students had mixed reactions about
the legislation, but most of those
interviewed seemed to disapprove of
raising the drinking age.
"1 don't think the federal government
should dictate to the states what they
should do in cases of raising the
drinking age," said Jimmy Hopkins, a
freshman political science major from
Stoneville. "We elect our legislators to
be competent to make their own
judgments and decisions."
Suzanne Watts, a sophomore English
and history major from Nashville,
Tenn., said the legislation undermined
students's responsibility. "The question
to me is one of consistency," she said.
If someone under 21 is said to be held
"At first we thought we'd have to close, but
now we're sort of thinking that maybe graduate
students and others who stayed away because the
place was jam-packed with noisy students will start
to come," Cole said.
Troll's is taking a "wait and see" attitude, but
if they cannot draw an older crowd once the law
goes into effect, it will close, she said.
"We cant change the format (to attract younger
students) because we wouldn't be a bar," she said.
The new drinking age will have a large impact
on He's Not Here, but it is likely ihe bar will not
close, said Clair Bougherty, a UNC sophomore
and a bartender at He's Not Here. Bougherty said
she doubted there would be few standing-room-only
"I don't think that closing will ever happen,"
Bougherty said. "There are people who have been
drinking here for 20 years and they will keep
Bar owners have not talked much about the
new law in part because of the brisk business that
He's Not Here has recently had, she said.
Restaurants which serve alcohol should be able
right and hit Welsh, who was hovering
on the left side of the cage. Welsh
whipped the ball past Quinn before the
1984 National Player-of-the-Year could
close the angle.
Oddly, Seivold never saw the ending
of his brilliant dash up the field or the
score that gave UNC a 10-8 lead. The
Ail-American midfielder had gotten rid
of the ball just as he was checked to
the ground, dislocating his left shoulder.
"IVe got chronic dislocation prob
lems, but once it pops back in it's okay,"
Seivold said pulling back his jersey to
reveal an ugly surgical scar. "We had
wanted to create some tempo. When
I got that break, that's our game."
"I was in the right place and Joey
made a great feed," Welsh said of his
game-winner that didn't hold up. "I
went to shake his hand, but I couldn't
But Johns Hopkins didn't win 19
straight, including a national champion
ship, under second-year coach Don
Zimmerman by quitting with time on
After two furious minutes of intense
checking, JHU's Brian Wood scored on
another poor clear by North Carolina.
Thirty seconds later John Krumenacker
evened the score at 10-10, and the
momentum was all on the Blue Jays
Then came the face-off which eve
ryone had to figure would again go
Hopkins' way. But Russell and Haus
together got the ball back for Scroggs
potent (17 goals in 25 tries before
Saturday) extra-man offense. UNC had
made the most of just four JHU
penalties thus far, scoring three extra
man opportunity goals.
Were it not for Quinn in goal, a UNC
score would have been a given with 23
"Any shot taVf n, Quinn can save it,"
Scroggs said. "To put the ball low and
away against a kid like Quinn is a great
The Tar Heel defense checked in.
Skepticism is a hedge against vulnerability Charles
Effective September 1986, students
responsible for their actions as a legal
adult, it seems as though they ought
to be granted the privleges accompan
David Snider, a senior from Kerners
ville, agreed. "I can understand both
sides of the argument, but I think it's
too severe," he said. "A lot of people
are working, having families and serving
in the military at 18, 19 or 20. They
to survive the higher drinking age because of their
food service and attractiveness to older crowds,
"I think Four Corners can do it," he said.
"Spanky's will survive. Kids as well as adults like
those kinds of atmospheres as much for eating
as a place to have a drink."
Spanky's will be affected by the law, but because
aiarge percentage of its business is hi food, the
effects will not be crippling, said manager Mickey
Ewell. About 25 percent of the customers served
alcohol at Spanky's are under 21, he said.
The Restaurant Association opposed the new
law, believing there were better ways of dealing
with the problem of drunken driving, said Ewell,
a member of the organization's board of directors.
Restaurants are expecting many more problems
with false identifications, he said.
The effect of the higher drinking age on business
at Four Corners will be minimal because only
about 3 or 4 percent of its bar customers are under
21, said Terry Upchurch, bar manager.
Fowler's Food Store head manager, Bobby
Leesnitzer, estimated 70 percent of the customers
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Pat Welsh, who scored four goals
literally, with perhaps its best game of
the season. The checks were brutal on
Saturday, and the pressure man-to-man
defense constant. Tim Mealey got his
stick or his body in front of 25
Blue Jay shots. North Carolina
thwarted seven of 10 JHU extra-man
opportunities, including one where
Mealey was forced to the sideline and
reserve goalies J. B. Howard and Barney
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under the age of 21 will have to pay
can vote for public office representatives
but not drink. It does not make perfect
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Drinking legislation has both pros
and cons, said Pam Yelverton, a senior
journalism major from Kenansville. "I
tend to be for the legislation in that I
don't drink," she said. "But 1 believe
in student responsibility and judgment.
Looking at it politically, the state had
restaurants feel secure
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in UNC's upset of No. 1 Johns Hopkins,
Aburn killed the penalty.
"WeVe had a little, pressure on us,"
defenseman Chris Walker said of the
young unit. "We're not thinking about
that any more. We decided to put a
little pressure on their fire-power.
They've got some powerhouses."
"(Hopkins) had a lot of opportun
ities," Mealey said. "We wanted to give
them the outside and have our guys stay
more than money to enjoy a beer.
to pass the bill to get what thev wanted.'
David Day, a graduate student in
library science from Salt Lake City,
Utah, favors the legislation for the
public good. "I'm in favor of it not
so much for the highway funds, but
more for the safety of lives and for doing
all we can to combat drunken driving.
Raising the drinking age will reduce
who bought alcohol from the store were under
"It (the higher drinking age) will cut out half
my beer sales for sure, but it probably won't hurt
wine sales," Leesnitzer said.
Raising the drinking age to 19 has cost Fowler's
$4,500 per week in beer sales, he said.
"The penalty for store owners who are caught
' svenirigaTcoh'6rto people under 19 is the loss of
their alcohol license for a year as well as the
possibility of a stiff fine, " Leesnitzer said.
Most businesses in Chapel Hill have dropped
their beer sales in the past year, Bill Hardy,
assistant manager of Top of the Hill, said. An
important factor in the loss has been a gradual
change in attitudes toward drinking, he said.
"I don't think you're coming to a time when
students don't drink, but because of the attitudes
that people are developing about drinking, it
doesn't seem to be as much of a factor," Hardy
said. "They still drink, but not at the levels they
"People are spending their entertainment money
in more diversified ways."
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moves on goal against last year's national player of the year, Larry Quinn
in. I was hoping I could nave a real
It's no secret that the players and
coaches on both sides wanted to have
a real good game. UNC won national
titles in I98I and 1982, while JHU won
it all last year. A lot of the players know
each other from high school and the
rivalries run deep.
"We didn't play the best lacrosse we
By ANDY TRINCIA
Assistant State and National Editor
The N.C. House passed a bill March
29 that would raise the state's drinking
age for beer and wine to 21 September
of 1986. Although the bill passed 90
14, some representatives felt they were
"blackmailed" by the federal govern
ment to vote for it.
"The bill said clearly that we passed
it but for no reason but blackmail," said
Rep. Ivan Mothershead ( R -Mecklenburg).
"We hope South
Dakota and Wyoming go through with
their lawsuits. If the Supreme Court
finds Congress acted unconstitution
ally, North Carolina will revert back to
Congress voted to deny a portion of
highway funding if the states did not
raise their drinking ages to 21 for all
alcoholic beverages. For North Carol
ina, that would mean the loss of $30
million in road funds.
Mothershead said raising the drink
ing age would be unfair to college-age
"It's a smoke screen," he said. "If a
man has the right to elect the president
of the United States, he certainly should
have the right to pick up a Budweiser.
Only 24 percent of drinking is by
"The people against 19- and 20-year-olds
drinking are against drinking
period. You'll find these people are
prohibitionists. It's an insult to say a
person isn't smart enough to drink a
beer when he has the right to vote,"
Rep. Tim McDowell (D-Alamance)
criticized Congress for putting pressure
on the states to pass a higher drinking
"I feel like it's blackmail," McDowell
said. "Congress said, 'If you don't pass
it, we won't give you highway money.'
We had no choice. It really is a form
-of blackmail," he ; said.
McDowell said he feels sympathetic
to the young people who would be
prohibited from drinking under the new
"I'm sympathetic to young adults,"
he said. "They have all the other rights
that adults have. We require that they
fight wars and other bad things. But
we don't give them the more enjoyable
privileges like drinking," said
Mothershead and McDowell pre
dicted the drinking age bill would pass
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could have and a lot of that was
Carolina," Johns Hopkins coach Don
Zimmerman said. "I was proud of the
way we scored two goals in 40 seconds."
The loss was Zimmerman's first as
a head coach at Johns Hopkins. The
Blue Jays' (5-I) last defeat was in the
I983 championship game against Syr-
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