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Sharon Burnett, a
Durham resident, doesn't
have big plans for
Christmas. Her eighth
grade class is having a
party on Thursday and ;
that will probably be her i
biggest celebration of the
holiday season. Sharon;
doesn't expect to receive :
the sewing machine she ;
really wants but isj
content to spends
Christmas Day with her j
family at her;
grandmother's home in j
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gets to t!u Clinistnias experienced b the
tmpoverislied bbek man is perhaps dina to his
local Salvation Anny post or putting a basket of
fruit on a splintered doorstep. The
poverty-stricken families of the slumi are often
forgotten in the midst of the Christmas spirit."
But the people living in the slums of Durham
expect the same from Christmas as do those who
have found success in the suburbs. Having
relatives near them during the holiday season is
most important. The slum residents tend to
de-emphasize the tinsil. the Christmas tree and
expensive decorations, but this is only because
they don't have the money to afford these
Because they do not have the money to
spend on the commercial aspects of Christmas,
the slum residents tend to place more emphasis
on their family gatherings. , '
The teenage girls look fovvard to receiving the
lastest fashions such as boots and pants suits.
Most little boys want gun holsters and trucks.
Their expectations contrast with the barrenness
of their homes.
Most slum residents have plans to spend
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tec! the s-tjueee of inllation. f or tSiec file the
mother with scen clu'dren. cen the most
simple gifts might be too expensive this ear.
Church and school seem to play a limited ro!e
in the children's Christmas. Some cf the chi! Jren
interviewed said they
participate in exchanging
at school. One little bov
he made of paper e;; a:;d aU?
suspended from a gr.en nbbvn.
Tliey did not seem to em;
traditional Christmas dinner as r.iti
Americans. Unlike most American housewives,
slum residents iont do extensive baking of
cookies, cakes and pies. One woman said she was
planning to bake one or two cukes.
There was no mention of such Christmas
traditions as hanging stockings, caroling or
trimming trees. Santa Claus is a bringer of gilts
and goodies, but the gifts and goodies for the
slum children are not what they - see on
Slum residents do express the traditional true
meaning of Christmas as it pertains to Christ am!
his birth. But their monetary assets restrict them
to enjoying a more religious and less Commercial
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Some reorganization of high education
s necessary, "to make the system more
efficient" Consolidated University
President William C. Friday said
Wednesday. V .
Discussing Gov. Robert Scott's
meeting Sunday with University trustees
concerning possible reorganization of
higher education in the state, Friday said,
"It is a good thing to being trustees
together to discuss problems of higher
"We need to develop a system,"
Friday continued, to remove the
political aspects from higher education."
Scott urged the trustees to devise a
proposal to reorganize higher education
which could be introduced in the 1971
General Assembly, according to a report
Tuesday in the Tuesday edition of The
The Governor is reportedly disturbed
over the legislative jockeying between
state universities over the past several
At the Sunday meeting, Scott
allegedly told trustees he is seeking a
system which would do away with the
Consolidated University and the Board of
Higher Education. An agency in which all
of the state's 16 institutions of higher
education would be represented was
proposed to set policy for education in
This agency would coordinate all
higher education in the state and review
budget requests from the state
institutions of higher learning. 1
The Governor told the trustees "there
is a considerable fragmentation of higher
education in the state, and unclear
responsibilities and distinctions between
the Consolidated University and the
Board of Higher Education."
Scott said he has "tried to open
communication" . between the
Consolidated University and the other
institutions of higher education in the
"I have sought to avoid a coming
confrontation which may already be
tieTe," Scott told the trustees, "with your
help, I hope to arrive at some plan for the
organizational structure of higher
education in North. Carolina."
11 Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson said
Wednesday, concerning the meeting,
'"there needs to be a reassessment of
higher education. I can't comment on a
specific proposal until one has been
An executive committee meeting of
the University Board of Trustees is
scheduled Dec. 29 as a "follow up" to
Scott's recommendations about higher
Scott said Sunday the trustees will
have four alternatives at their upcoming
meeting. They can have the Consolidated
University absorb all other universities:
strengthen the Board of Higher Education
and give it absolute authority ovei
priorities and budgets; create the newly
proposed structure suggested at the
Sunday meeting or do nothing at all. i t
The Governor also restated hi
commitment before the trustees, made ir
a speech in 1 968, not to go to th
General Assembly and ask for
restructuring- of the educational system
He said, however, "I can't stand by anc
not see the resolution of this problem.,
see no other way out.
"My role is to give leadership. You
(the trustees) are the ones who need to
do the job."
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Downtown Chape! Hill took on a festive air this week as the Christmas
decorations reminded everyone just how close Christmas really is. Better get that
shopping done quickly, or it will be too late. (Staff photo by John Hart)
by Evans Witt
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The question of University zoning was
the topic of a special public hearing held
Monday night by the Chapel Hill Board
of Aldermen and the Planning Board.
No opposition to the general idea of
University zoning was expressed at the
hearing, although a large number of
residents of South Columbia St.
vigorously protested their being included
in a proposed University "A" zone.
In the weekly Board of Aldermen's
meeting which followed the hearing, the
pollution problem of the New Hope
Resevoir, the downtown merchant's
reaction to the Christmas Street party
and student appointments to the Human
Relations Commission were major topics.
At the special hearing, Chapel Hill
Director of Planning Harry Palmer
explained in detail the reason for the
proposed change in the zoning ordinance.
The main basis for the change in the
ordinance is the large number of startling
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This is the last issue of The Daily Tar
Heel until after the Christmas holidays.
The staff wishes everyone a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year.
incongruities in the current University
situation, Palmer said.
Previously the University functions
could occur in any zone in the town. For
example, the majority of the main
campus of the University is zoned for
small single-family dwellings.
The change in the ordinance would
differentiate between normal academic
functions and other "supportive
functions, such as the laundry plant,
which could be classified as heavy
commercial or industrial," according to'
The opposition to the re-zoning along
South Columbia St. was led by Dr.
Herhard Lenski, a sociology professor.
The main force of the residents'
arguments was that there was no logical
reason to zone a completely residential
area for University use.
The Board of Aldermen unanimously
passed a resolution asking the Army
Corps of Engineers to undertake a study
of the environmental effects of the New
The aldermen expressed their concern
for a lake-side recreational area for the
town and their hope that the new lake
would provide this. ,
Alderman George Coxhead
communicated to the Board the
displeasure of some of the downtown
Chapel Hill merchants with the Christmas
street party held last Saturday under the
joint sponsorship of Student Government
and the town. .
Kids h Santa, holidays and last minute tests
Chapel HUl's Christmas Tree
by Lou Bonds
Judging from the amount of tests
being given, Christmas has hit the town cf
Chapel Hill and the University.
The street lights are up, the store
windows are full, Santa's face is plastered
on just about every door in the
neighborhood and the manger scenes are
being put up on front lawns.
You might say the town is looking
right pretty indeed.
The students are giving their final
yuletide part.es in the town, drinking a
few Christmas toddies and hoping the
police don't catch them in the wrong lane
of Franklin Street.
Everybody seems to be smiling a lot
more and shouting a lot less.
The guys are beginning to tell wild
stories about how good looking their
"hometown sweeties" are; the girls are
dressing up. And the couples are kissing
as if the two weeks apart from one
another is a year.
The candle-hawkers have hit the
streets on clear nights. Everybody has to
have a candle.
The freaks are wondering how they
can stand two weeks of home life, and so
are the straights and so are the parents.
Wrapping paper and ribbons are selling
well. Forests are being cleared of trees.
The four- and five-year-old kids in
town are being nauseatingly nice in order
to get a lot of presents.
The national sales of puppies has:
skyrocketed. Nothing is better than a:
cuddly old mutt to light some kid's heart
The ministers in town are wondering::-,
how on earth they are going to say ;
something different about Christmas this:!:;
Everything is just about ready for;:-:
Christmas. Except there's no snow and nog
sleigh bells and no snowmen. g
The spirit of Christmas is here all right.:?:
For some people, it's just hanging back??:?
for a couple of days more. And then, in?:?:
just seven more days, everybody is going?:?:
to get all sentimental and gushy about?:?:
how much they love each other and what?2
a Merry cnnsimas mey re navmg.
And then Christmas will be over.
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by Bill Pope
Crowded conditions in residence halls
this semester should ease up by next
semester said the director of residence life
As of mid-December, there were SO
unfilled spaces for next semester in
women't residence halls, 1 3 of them for
graduate students. There are 103
undergraduate and 1 7 graduate spaces
open in men's residence halls.
"We have yet to receive applications
from newly admitted spring students,"
said Kepner. About 100 students are
expected to enroll in the spring with
approximatley 40 per cent requesting
"We should not be as crowded in the
spring semester as we were this fall,"
Kepner added. He said he was "very
pleased with the occupancy level" for the
spring semester. As of last week, thert
was a vacancy level of spaces available of
3.6 per cent for women and 2.1 percent
for men. More applications are expected
for these spring vacancies.
There were nearly 900 empty spaces in
resident hall at the beginning of the
spring semester last year.
Kepner said there was a "reasonably
good prospect" that persons who can't
find off-campus housing could find spaces
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in University residence halls at the
beginning of next semester.
James Wadsworth. director of housing,
says it is difficult to determine whether
the off-campus housing shortage will let
up next semester.
lt is never as crowded second
semester as the first" Wadsworth
explained. '"We usually receive most of
our Gff-campus openings between Dec. 15
and Jan. 5, but it is difficult to say
because it varies every year.
"There have been very few openings
off-campus so far. but as time goes on. we
are hoping for more.
Wadsworth fevls some students are
moving kick to campus because of the
' "mains' in: r fluents in rcuU';u'." : :
Coed dorms, telephones, refrigerators
and kitchens are some of the
improvements Wadsworth cited.
The following spring semester spaces
are available in women's and men's
resident halls as of mid-December:
Women: Morrison-34, Crake13,
East Cobb-5. West Cobb-5. Winston-5,
Joynor-5. Project Hinton-4,
Alderman 3. Parker 3. Kenan 1,
Mclver-1. Connor-1. Spencer-0,
Men: James-4lv Ehringhaus-Z,
Football Section 12. Morrison 6,
Prokvt Hinton-5. Old Last-!. Old
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