The Daily Tar Heel
Thursday, January 14, 1971
by Mark Shapiro
Few lents stop to consider what
goes on behind the scenes when the
Carolina Union books groups to play at
the many concerts presented during the
year. The process is a highly complex and
time-consuming operation carried on by
Howard Henry, director of the Union.
The process begins when the activities
committee at the Union, after careful
considerations, gives its requests to
Henry. With the aid of magazines such as
Variety, Billboard and Cashbox the
activities committee lists its priorities of
After checking with various booking
agencies which list what groups will be
available at what times in what areas,.
Henry, through a process of elimination,
goes after certain prime groups.
Small-time groups and beginners can
be booked at almost any time, but most
of the big-name groups are booked for
dates during tours that their agents
arrange for them. A difficulty arises since
the nature of these tours is changing.
Formerly the tours consisted of
one-night stands on the college circuit,
but now groups prefer to concentrate on
playing the big houses in the large cities,
for instance, Sly and the Family Stone
) grossed $240,000 for two shows in New
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York over Thanksgiving. One show in
Carmichael Auditorium at the price for
the UNC campus of S3 per ticket will
gross S 2 1, 000.
Often luck and a little bit of planning
will pay off in bringing big-name groups
here at a low price. This is what happened
with Blood, Sweat and Tears and Joe
Cocker at the last two Jubilees. Both were
hired at a lower price before they reached
their peak popularity. By the time the
scheduled date arrived both groups were
riding the peak of popularity.
This sort of trend is being looked for
in a Canadian group named Illustration
which has received good reviews in many
of the trade magazines. As soon as they
show a slight surge in popularity they
may be hired.
Sometimes unorthodox routes may be
taken to hire a performer, such as
hometown product James Taylor. His
manager turned down last year's Jubilee
date, knowing Taylor didnt like to play
at the frantic type of rock concert. His
mother called Henry to find out if Taylor
was going to be coming. Upon learning he
wasn't, she said if Henry had any further
trouble to call her and she would call her
son and speak to him.
This proved not to be necessary when
the manager accepted the date after
learning Jubilee was not to be the typical
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by Bill Pope
The Association of Women Students
has adopted the suggestion of the
Administrative Council about the
possibility for eliminating hours
restrictions for freshman women.
The proposal by the Administrative
Council called for each campus of the
Consolidated University to "give
attention to the feasibility and
desirability of eliminating hours
restrictions for all students."
In adopting the administrative
statement, the AWS will propose first
semester freshmen be allowed
self-limiting hours with parental
This proposal, if adopted by the
Women's Forum and the administration,
would go into effect next fall.
"Nothing has really changed," said
Mary Vallier, chairman of AWS, which
met Monday night.
"We feel there wasn't enough time to
have it go into effect next semester," said
Miss Vallier. The Administrative Council
had stipulated "appropriate advance
notice" be provided to parents and
students before a major policy change is
Meanwhile, this year's policy is to
allow freshmen women self-limiting hours
next semester with parental permission.
A freshman coed, however, has to
obtain written permission from her
APO sponsors co-op
for used book buyim
Students will again be able to set their
own prices for used books next semester
at the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) sponsored
The service fraternity will take books
during exams, January 1827, in room
207-209 of the Student Union from 1 1
a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The sale will be held the first week of
spring semester, February 1-4, from 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Great Hall of the
Gene Byrd, chairman of the co-op,
explained the procedure for selling and
"When a student brings his book, he
will fill out a claim check, setting his own
price," he explained. "Other students will
look for the books they need at the prices
they will pay. The owner of the book can
return any time during the sale to pick up
either his money or his book.
APO receives ten per cent of the
selling price to cover expenses. Any
leftover funds are placed in a student
'The ccK)p is strictly service," esaid
Byrd. "APO makes no profits."
Claim checks are good for 30 days. If a
student has claimed neither his book nor
his money by that time, it becomes the
property of APO.
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parents over semester break and attend an
orientation meeting (to be held alter the
break) in order to qualify for self-limiting
"We are really arna2ed how few
freshmen have applied for applications,"
said Miss Vallier. The applications, which
have to be signed by th; parents, can be
obtained from dorm housemothers.
"Only two or three girls have applied
for applications in each dorm,"
Vallier commented. ''Perhaps nuny
freshrnan don't understand the procedure
to be followed."
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The Carrboro Board of Aldermen have
delayed action on a proposed bw5 system
for the Chapel Hill -Carrboro area in order
to consider the budget problems involved.
The Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen
took similar action on the system
Monday night, without making a decision
as to which of two proposals for the
system to accept.
The Carrboro aldermen expressed a
strong preference, however, for the
proposal put forward by the Gastonia Bus
Lines over one offered by Raleigh City
Carrboro Town Manager Bill Britt
expressed the view that the town could
afford to pay its portion of the proposed
deficit under the Gastonia proposal but
not under the Raleigh plan.
Although the exact division of fiscal
responsibility for the first year's deficit
has not been formalized, the figure most
often discussed is for Carrboro to pay 20
per cent of the deficit with Chapel HiIS
paying the remaining SO per cent.
According to Britt, Carrboro could
afford the $2,000-S3,000 cost of the
Gastonia proposal, but not the
$7,000-$ 8,000 share of the Raleigh
The Raleigh and Gastonia proposals
are essentially identical in many respects,
but differ in cost, in ease of transfers
from the campus to town routes and in
the terms of the cancellation clause.
George Lathrop, chairman of the Joint
Transportation Study Commission,
presented both proposals to the Carrboro
board. He gave the commission's
preference for the Raleigh proposal,
mainly on the basis of the flexibility of
the cancellation clause.
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