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Copyright 1986 The Daily Tar Heel
Serving the students and the Universilv community since 1893
Monday, August 18, 1986
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Business ' Advertising 962 -1 ' 63
UNC prepares for era of eefforced sobriety
oew alcohol policy goes initio effect.
By SCOTT GREIG
UNC has long been the focal point
of a town that has been known as
the "Beer Drinking Capital of the
World." All that may soon be coming
to an end as the minimum drinking
age increases from 19 to 21 on Sept.
With this change, UNC adminis
trators have authored an alcohol
policy designed to inform students of
the conditions under which alcohol
beverage consistent with federal,
state, and local laws and ordinances
is permitted in University facilities
and on University property.
The policy, which was finalized
June 13, will go into effect on Aug.
13, 1986 the first day of the
upcoming fall semester rather than
Sept. 1 when the new law begins
because of problems that University
officials foresaw in implementing it.
The decision for the policy to take
over on Aug. 13 was made after it
was determined that too many
problems could arise from the Uni
versity's trying to implement two
different policies in one year," Fred
W. Schroeder, dean of students, said.
Schroeder said the policy is
nothing the students should not
Franklin Street offers old style
charm of bygone era today
By KATIE WHITE
Both the University and Chapel
Hill have interesting histories. They
can be found in the library or the
bookstore, but if you're interested in
more than the written page, walk into
some area businesses and look
around. Some have been here for
more than half a century.
On the main block of East Frank
lin Street, there are three such
businesses. Take the walk from
campus to Franklin Street by way
of Silent Sam. This will put you in
front of the post office. Turn left and
walk down the rows of stores. The
first place of longevity is Sutton's
Drug Store, a combination drug
store and lunch counter.
"WeVe been here since 1923," says
Willie Mae from behind the lunch
counter in the back of the store.
Willie Mae, a Chapel Hill native,
started working at Sutton's in 1956.
Breakfast and lunch are cooked and
served from behind the lunch coun
ter, which is surrounded by swivel
stools. Types of meals available are
egg breakfasts cooked to order,
hamburgers, hotdogs, barbecue and
"We're known for our fresh orange
expect to find. The policy parallels
the new alcohol law and Schroeder
said it has to be that way.
"Students cannot expect to be
allowed to drink if they are not 21
years old," he said. "The University
is a state-run and legislated institu
tion and it must operate within the
guidelines and laws prescribed by the
state. No one who is 21 years old
will have any privileges taken away
from them, but they will be expected
to act responsibly and under the
guidelines of the law."
With the exception of the Carolina
Inn, which operates under approp
riate state licenses, no alcoholic
beverages of any kind may be sold
directly or indirectly by any person,
organization, or corporation on
"The new policy will definitely
change the nature of on-campus
social events," Dr. Wayne Kuncl,
director of University Housing, said.
"Everyone is going to have to be
willing to work together under RH A
(Residence Hall Association) guide
lines. In some cases, the policy may
have to be worked out on a hall-to-hall
The policy not only outlines who
may drink, but also where they may
and lemonade that we squeeze
ourselves," says Willie Mae, a moth
erly looking woman with glasses. She
smiles when you ask her about the
"They're all good," she says. Each
school semester she says she is
adopted by several students as
"One came back to see me after
being gone 20 years. That makes me
So if you get homesick, go to see
Willie Mae at Sutton's. Shell cheer
Another famous place on Franklin
Street several doors down from
Sutton's is Jeffs Confectionary. At
Jeffs, you can buy a variety of
magazines and newspapers, as well
as a cold Coca Cola. The shop has
been there since 1927 and boasts the
best soda fountain. It also serves
milkshakes and beer.
"During the football season, the
old timers will come in and drink beer
before the games because it is the only
place they remember," says the man
behind the counter.
After you have refreshed yourself
at Jeffs, stroll a little farther down
Franklin Street to the corner at
Properly registered students of
sufficient age and their guests of
sufficient age will be allowed to drink
in two outdoor locations. Students
may drink on Ehringhaus field with
the. written approval of the vice
chancellor for Student Affairs. They
will also be allowed to drink alcohol
in the areas immediately outside
residence halls. This is restricted to
members of the residence hall and .
their guests and requires the written
approval of the director of University
Other areas where alcohol can be
consumed on campus are as follows:
At planned residence hall social
events at which the alcohol provided
is done so under guidelines that have
been adopted by RHA. The event
must also be approved in writing by
the director of University Housing.
At planned social events explic
itly and directly sponsored by the
Student Government or the Gradu
ate and Professional Students' Fed
eration at which the alcohol provided
is done so under guidelines adopted
by the Student Government or the
Graduate and Professional Students'
Federation. The event must be
approved in writing by the Vice
North Columbia Street, and youll
find Huggins Hardware. Youll also
find everything that you need for
your dorm room.
"We've been here for over 50
years," says manager Glenn Carver.
There's a long list of things that
students buy at Huggins, including
brooms, toilette articles, kitchen
equipment, plants, picture hangers,
paint and other general hardware.
They also have a keymaker, which
Carver says is very busy each fall.
Carver prides himself on the
personal service he gives to students.
"I like to help them out with art
projects like helping them pick out
just the right kind of paint. Every
customer is a friend," he says with
a smile. He also adjusts the prices
of his products for the student
budget. He is often adopted as a big
brother by many students and even
attended the graduation of one. He
says he still hears from her.
"It just breaks my heart when they
leave," he says. Then, there's always
the new ones coming in.
If you get a chance, visit these
people and youll find a friend and
discover that there's more to Chapel
Hill than what's written down.
Chancellor for Student Affairs.
At events in the Carolina Union
when the alcohol provided is done
so under guidelines adopted by the
Carolina Union Board. The event
must be approved in writing by the
Director of the Carolina Union.
In private residence hall rooms
by residents of sufficient age and their
guests of sufficient age.
In TV lounges or other residence
hall spaces designated by the Director
of Housing for residents of sufficient
age and their guests of sufficient age.
Open containers of any kind of
alcoholic beverage are not permitted
in other public areas of residence
Can students realistically expect
residence hall social events to be
approved due to the proportionately
small number of legal drinkers who
will live in those buildings? Kuncl
said, "In order to get a feel for how
to make that decision, it would have
to be dealt with a few times.
. "We as administrators have to
make sure that the activity in ques
tion is in line with RHA guidelines.
We also have to, as weVe done in
the past, make sure that the accoun
tability for the function is defined so
there are no uncertainties about who
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"Hopefully, the added attention to
liability that this policy will bring will
help control the events. People will
be more willing to police their own
parties instead of leaving it up to
University representatives like resi
dent assistants (RA's)."
Section VII communicates the
administration's feelings about the
It reads: "In relation to alcohol,
as in other matters, all members of
the University community are
expected to act as adults, to obey the
law, to obey University policy, and
take personal responsibility for their
.conduct. Individuals of whatever age
who violate this Policy or who
threaten disorder, public distur
bance, - danger to themselves and
others, or damage to property will
be subject to-disciplinary action."
The policy ends by stating that
additional guidelines may be put into
action by the University as they are
needed to encourage the responsible
use of alcohol in the University
community, . and to comply with
applicable laws and ordinances.
See ALCOHOL page 35
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