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Volume 93, Issue 104
Tuesday, November 19, 1985 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By DEMISE JOHNSON
The Morehead-Patterson Memorial
Bell Tower used to ring proudly through
the chilled mornings. Now, it seems to
cough and choke through the silence.
Major John Yesulaitis, director of the
Marching Tar Heels and bell tower
caretaker, said he thought the problem
might be with the tape roll that
controlled the chimes.
"There is a tape like a player piano
roll," he said. "I have a feeling it has
deteriorated. The tape activates the
clappers on the bells."
He said he thought the tape was the
problem becauseonly one of the nine
tape selections was distorted. 44 When the
chimes chime the hours, there is no
distortion," he said.
Yesulaitis said he called Verdin
Company in Cinninati, Ohio on Nov.
12 to repair the bell tower. Verdin
Company originally installed the bells
in the bell tower, he said. A company
representative said he would send a
repairman, but Yesulaitis said he had
not heard from the company since.
Yesulaitis said he had repaired the
roll with adhesive tape when he took
over care of the bell tower in 1971.
"When I first took over, we (Yesu
laitis and a representative for a bell
. company) patched it up with tape," he
said. "I am amazed it has lasted so long.
"I volunteered to do this (keep up
the bell tower) myself," he said. "The
music department used to be in charge
of it, but they didn't seem to care about
it. I have the pride to see that it is cared
Funding for the upkeep of the bell
tower comes from the Chancellor's
Advisory Committee and is allocated
Mebane Pritchett, executive director
of the Morehead Foundation, said that
although the Foundation had no input
into the care of the bell tower, he was
interested in keeping it in good repair
since it was dedicated by the Morehead ,
family in 1931. ; : ; -
"The Morehead-Patterson Bell
Tower was given to the University, so
we have no direct control over it,"
"(But) we (the Foundation) would be
interested in what is happening with the
bell tower," he added. "If there were
any difficulties and some way that we
could be of assistance, I could present
any questions to our board of trustees."
By SCOTT FOWLER
Assistant Sports Editor
Tommy Lasorda called to plead the
case for Villanova. Bill Cosby said
UCLA was the place to be. Michael
Jordan and James Worthy rang up in
favor of their alma mater.
When all the hoopla had ended, UNC
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A potentially troublesome twosome enjoying a leaf
bath Saturday while watching the women's soccer
game on Fetzer Field. The two did some laid-back
cheering for their team which defeated N.C. State.
two pirozeo'ecraDttsjfcDir baskeftba
pulled off its plum recruit thus far this
season as 6-10 center Scott Williams
from Hacienda Heights, Calif., signed
with the Tar Heels last week.
Williams had previously narrowed
his choices down to UCLA, DePaul,
Georgia Tech, Vilianova and UNC. The
senior averaged 18 points and 13
rebounds last season for Wilson High
School, but really made his mark in
some of the summer all-star camps. He
may have the potential to contribute
immediately since Brad Daugherty and
Warren Martin graduate this year. If
UNC doesnt sign J.R. Reid, Williams
may be relied on heavily during his
UNC has also inked Pete Chilcutt,
a 6-8 forward from Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Chilcutt averaged 18 points and 12
rebounds for Tuscaloosa Academy
while shooting 56 percent from the field
and 76 percent from the free throw line.
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By LEE ROBERTS
Sports Editor N
As a group of young men maul each" other into the
ground out at the Carmichael fields, a young boy
maybe seven years old asks no one in particular,
"Is this football?" His question elicits a smattering of
laughter from the circle of spectators on the sidelines.
No Junior, they call it Rugby.
Rugby, a brutal sport that is the granddaddy of
football as we in America know it today, is being
displayed in grand fashion Saturday under a gray sky
between teams from North Carolina and Wake Forest.
Players from both teams, padded only by their thick
fabric jerseys, shorts and cleats, spend the better part
of this raw afternoon slamming into each other and
grinding each other's faces into the dirt. The North
Carolina side wins 21-10, but that is incidental for
rugby is more than a sport, it's a culture. ,
What is this strange game from across the seas, this
throwback to the old days when sport was sport for
the sake of it? And what are 200 people doing out
on a rude Saturday afternoon watching these filthy,
"It's fifteen guys, all working together," North
Carolina co-captain Richard Hoile says. Hoile is a
typical UNC "ruggers" player he's from Newbury,
England, he's a well-conditioned athlete and he's a
Morehead scholar (most of the team is). "It builds
a special kind of camaraderie. It's a powerful feeling."
To be able to get that feel for this primitively brutal
sport, you have to go back to the old days. Rugby
is so named because of the game that originated at
the Rugby boys' school, in a borough in Warwickshire.
The boys' school was founded in 1567, and soon after
instituted a game to keep the rich aristocrat's sons from
getting bored. From all accounts, they weren't.
The game, actually developed out of the "melees"
of ancient arid medieval Britain, in which the inflated
bladder of an animal was kicked, punched or carried
toward some sort of goal. There were not many rules,
and the game was excessively dangerous. Historians
report that a Frenchman, watching a game at Derby
exclaimed that if this was sport he'd hate to see what
the Englishmen would call fighting.
Four hundred years later, not a whole lot has
changed. Some rules have been added to cut down
on injuries, but the ball is still kicked, punched or
carried toward the goal, and it's still as dangerous as
can be. Saturday, a Wake Forest player diving for
a ball is unfortunate enough to get his teammate's boot
in his face, causing a stoppage of play and a disturbingly
free flow of blood.
"There's certainly a risk to it, but there's a risk to
all sports," Hoile says. "When you play rugby at a
lower level it can be very dangerous because they're
not taught the basics, and they think they should play
hard and rough."
The results of that rough play can be devastating.
Eric Nichols, a sophomore from Brookline, Mass., and
a back on the North Carolina squad, recalls a high
' school teammate getting paralyzed from a blow in a
game against some Harvard graduate students.
One problem, Hoile says, is that Americans think
they ought to tackle like they do in American football.
The key is to learn the soft tackle, using the armb
and not putting the head down, according to Hoile.
Considering all the dangers of the sport, what is
it that draws these folks to play it?
Dave Pardini, a grad student from San Francisco
and the other co-captain, says he was attracted to the
game when he saw a player bleeding, drinking, laughing
and playing hard with the rest of them. He then quotes
a famous rugby line: "Rugby players eat their dead."
. Actually, Pardini is kind of joking rugby players
aren't maniacs, but Nichols himself describes his high
school team as "a bunch of nutty guys" who were
melded into a team by a drama teacher from the U.K.
They may be kind of nutty, but they're also kind
of classy, when compared to the norm in today's
sporting events. After the match has finished and the
players have all shaken hands, they take turns
applauding their opponents. "Three cheers for Wake
Forest. Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip
When the final gun has sounded, where most sports
end, rugby is just beginning. "It's important to win
the game," Hoile says, "but you have to win the party."
"The Party" is all a part of rugby, where both teams
get together later on, drink beers, eat food and,. in
the words of Nichols, "kind of calm down after a hard
What a party. There are kegs of both light and dark
beer, a German group named "Trio" is singing "Da
Da Da" from the loudspeakers, and there are about
50 chicken wings sizzling over a pit, the smell of
barbecue sauce heavy in the smoke.
Do any players ever bring their animosities off the
field and on to the party? None of the players present
ever recall it, although a fellow from Wake Forest
named Steve says he saw a fight at one of these rugby
parties, "but that was over a girl, (and) it had nothing
to do with the game."
Everyone has a good time, eats the delicious chicken
and slaw, and drinks a few sudsy ones. All the people
are friendly and talkative, and a guy celebrating his
21st birthday makes the rounds, eliciting 21 kisses from
the girls present. There's more friendliness here than
at your average party.
There's also a higher-than-average amount of
crudity. After the two teams get properly lubed, they
begin singing raucous songs about interpersonal
relationships and late nights with pretty girls. The lyrics,
needless to say, can not be printed in this publication.
The songs bring out an individuality that all these
fellows seem to share. While they're a team, they each
have their own distinct identity. "You get into some
of those other sports, like football, and it's so ordered
and disciplined, it's almost militaristic," Pardini says
over a dark brew. "I'm not into that type of thing."
Nor are any of the other folks in the night-time
glow around the barbecue pit. That's why they play
By GRANT PARSONS
Campus Y co-presidents and
members of , the Campus Y advisory .
board met Friday with Donald Boulton,
vice chancellor and dean of student
affairs, to discuss the firing of George
Gamble, Campus Y associate director.
Kim Reynolds, one of the co
presidents, said Monday that Boulton
agreed to meet with them at 4:30 p.m.
today to discuss the matter further.
"He didn't make any promises in any
way," Reynolds said. "But at least he
was receptive to us and was willing to
work with us," Reynolds said.
She said Boulton told them he wanted
to look into the issue, and he agreed
to meet with them again.
Gamble was fired over a month ago
by Zenobia Hatcher-Wilson, director of
the Campus Y. His last working day
is scheduled for Jan. 6, and Campus
Y members have been talking with
University administrators and holding
rallies and vigils trying to get Gamble
his job back.
Reynolds said Boulton mostly lis
tened while students and advisory board
members presented a possible solution:
that George Gamble be reinstated as
associate director and that members of
the Campus Y, along with Hatcher
Wilson and Gamble, try to work out
"We met last week," Reynolds said.
"The day before we met was his first
day back, and he said he wasn't familiar
with the situation except with what he
read in the paper."
Boulton was out of his office because
of his wife's illness. ,
Boulton's secretary, after passing
along a request for an interview with
The Daily Tar Heel. Monday, said
Boulton had no comment.
Reynolds said she was more optim
istic about getting Gamble reinstated
after seeing how receptive Boulton was
to their views.
"But I feel more evident that the
situation here is bad and could get worse
if things don't change," she said. "And
people all around are beginning to feel
that communication is important and
are willing to talk."
Reynolds said that feelings of tension
had existed between the Campus Y and
student affairs for the past five years
and that she was happy for the oppor
tunity to talk with Boulton.
"Things are bad now," she said. "And
now that they have been brought to a
head (with the firing of Gamble), there
is the potential to see somthing positive
happen. We're now thinking more
effectively than we have been for years."
Campus Y Co-president Roger
Orstead also said he was optimistic
about the meeting with Boulton.
"He seemed ready to work toward
a reconciliation with all concerned
parties," he said. "I look forward to
meeting with him." ' T
After Boulton and Orstead meet with
Boulton today, they will hold a meeting
to tell Campus Y members and the
public what was decided. The informa
tional meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m.
in the Campus Y Lounge.
By GUY LUCAS
Assistant University Editor
Student Body President Patricia
Wallace was quoted in Sunday's New
York Times expressing her hopes for
the Geneva, Switzerland, summit meet
ing between President Reagan and
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
"What I really hope for is to open
up communication with the Soviet
Union and their new leader and keep
that communication open," she said in
the The Times. "That's the best thing
that could come out of the summit."
Other people quoted in the article
included San Francisco Mayor Dianne
Feinstein, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and
actor Paul Newman.
Wallace said Monday that she
thought the article was important
because it offered different perspectives
on the summit.
"It was interesting to have all those
different perspectives, what different
people are thinking from different walks
of life," she said. '
Reporter Larry Rohter of The Times
said that he had talked to student body
presidents at several universities to get
a broader base of opinion and that he
had thought Wallace had been the best
of the group.
"We were looking for thoughtful
people who weren't necessarily celeb
rities but would give the story a more
national base of opinion," he said. "I
thought she had an interesting point of
view, and I'm glad I talked to her."
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