lume XIV, No. 3 Wednesday, September 16, 1987 Elon College, NC
IWaste Dump Proposed Near Elon
^»)iced opinions to the N.C.
^^ardous Waste Treatment
» nmission were heard. An
:t crowd, of close to 2,000
^ pie, fought the heat at Elon
A lege’s Alumni Gym on T\ies-
^ September 8.
will stand behind the com-
Jjiity the same way the com-
uty has stood behind us for the
100 years,” said Elon Col-
V s director of developmental
tr'jning Tim McDowell.
t ire Chief James Thomas of
!ionville also said even with
mutual aid agreement with
ounding area fire depart-
ts, it would not be enough if
ster struck. “We simply do
lave the proper equipment or
power to handle a situation
Before the meeting started,
Alamance County Chamber of
Commerce member Ben Tyier
said that he felt the site was in
the wrong place. It would be
disasterous to the economic
growth of Alamance.
During the meeting Represent
ative Sam Hunt inspired the
crowd to give a roar of opposition.
The crowd responded by standing,
yelling and clapping to his
roads are not adequate for evacua
tion procedures needed if there
was an emergency of that type.
Gibsonville Town Manager
' John Bain said all-in-all he “was
pleased with the turn out.” He
sent approximately 4,000 flyers to
Elon College and Gibsonville
residents. And close to 2,000
came despite the heat, hoping to
Gibsonville is one of 15 sites
still being considered by the Com
mission. The waste treatment
focility will consist of two iden
tical rotary kiln incinerators
which have the capacity to treat
3800 pounds per hour of hazar
dous waste for a total of 69.9
million pounds per year.
The tiny town of Gibsonville
hopes that their efforts will sway
the Commission into realizing
taht Gibsonville is not the right
place for the treatment plant.
commented that most Greeks liv
ing in the suites have said it is bet
ter than they thought it was go
ing to be. “It’s a workable situa
tion,” said Atkins, “Its certain
ly better than nothing at all.”
By Lyn Linke
Jim McCullough, a sophomore
from China Grove, got head cuts
requiring eight stitches during his
arrest Thursd^, Sept. K), by Elon
J.D. Ward, the arresting officer,
said McCullough ”was walking
down the center of the road, ut
tered a few obscene words to me,
and refused to come to the car.”
Atkins added that being hous
ed in the dorms should not in
terfere with Greek activities.
Currently, the college is
meeting with Greek leaders to
The charges against
McCullough are drinking malt li
quor while underage, resisting ar
rest and being disruptive.
Witnesses said McCullugh was
beaten and thrown around during
the arrest. One witness, who ask
ed to remain anonymous, said, ”lt
looked like he (the arresting of
ficer) was going out of his mind.”
McCullough declined comment
on the arrest pending his trial
date. Oct. 8.
There were 18 speakers m all
that voiced their reasons against
the proposed site. The major con
cern was about the lai^e senior
citizen population and the location
of the eight education focilities
within the sites three mile radius.
They also placed concern on the
two lane roads leading to and
from the proposed site.
It was felt that the main access
iGreeks Are In Suites
it took less than three hours for
ildozers to demolish three
itemity houses at the end of the
it school year. It will take the
^on administration more than a
tar to build new Greek houses.
I Ka|^ Sigma, Sigma Pi, and
■^Kma Phi Epsilon saw their
^se demolished by a wrecking
yiew hired by the college. The
' lason cited was the houses’
^ administration’s solution to
I problem of where to house the
n eeks is in dormitory suites on
B npus. Currently there are three
>£ "person suites and two eight-
K j-son suites.
“We improved the houses the
best we could,” said Dean of
Students Ron Klepcyk. Klepcyk
noted that the houses were
designed for single-family use
and were becoming expensive to
“The fi^temities took as good
care as possible,” said Klepcyk.
Housing records show that all
three of the houses were on jacks
to support their floors, often
under the weight of large crowds.
The new suite arrangement gets
“It can’t compare to a house;
the atmoshpere is not the same,”
said Sigma Phi epsilon member
For reasons of “tradition”,
most of Elon’s Greeks are not
satisfied with on-campus housing.
“The suite is just like living in a
dorm,” said Waterberrry.
“We are appreciative of the
college’s offer to house us on
campus, but we want a house,”
said Ken Merritt, president of
Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Dean Klepcyk emphasized that
Greek on-campus housing is on
ly a temporary solution. “Greek
housing is a priority of the institu
tion,” he said.
Waterberry disagreed, saying,
“TThere is a negative attitude in
the air towards Greeks.” Other
fraternity members commented
that the college administration is
just “sitting” on the Greek hous
David Atkins, IFC advisor.
See Greeks, page 6
Men’s Soccer Undefeated, page 3
The site a mile from campus.
Police Talk, page 2