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Vol. 81, No. 115
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Tuesday, March 6, 1973
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A view ot the village trom Chapel Hill's newest addition to the building boom, of the quaint little shops, dogs and children that usually clutter University towns.
NCNB Plaza. Arrows, cars, parking lots, smokestacks, etc. add to the small town charm (Staff photo by Scott Stewart)
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by Phil Whitesell .. .
Feature Writer
Editor's note: This is the first of two
articles on burglary in Chapel Hill by Phil
Whitesell.
Some Chapel Hill residents like to
boast that they never lock their doors
when they leave home.
Others are indifferent when queried
about the possibility of being burglarized.
They pooh-pooh national burglary
statistics with a wave of the hand.
"It just doen't happen here," they say.
"Chapel Hill isn't like all those big cities."
While burglary rates in "those big
cities" appear to be leveling off, they
remain alarmingly high. For every
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100,000 persons in Cttlcagd,-almost 1,000
were burglarized in 1971. In New York
City the figure was almost 2,000. In the
San Francisco-Oakland area well over
2,000 victims were counted in every
100,000.
Chapel Hill residents are taken aback
by figures which compare with the
national burglary and theft rate on a
population basis. There were 216
reported burglaries in Chapel Hill last
year, 158 by forcible entry. Since 13 of
the reports turned out to be unfounded,
203 actual offenses were listed by police.
Thirty persons arrested on burglary
charges last year included eight minors
(under 18 years of age). And Dick Tracy
cliches aside, crime does pay in Chapel
Hill to the tune of about half a million'
dollars a year in stolen property alone.
While the percentage of recovery also
compares favorably with national
stiatistics, it's still frustratingly low 33
percent. Diehards should note that the
half a million dollar figure includes only
reported thefts. No one knows how much
stolen property goes unreported by
people who won't take the time to file a
complaint or who "don't want to get
involved."
Local and national statistics seem to
indicate that the burglary and theft rates
are decreasing or at least leveling off.
"Serious crime" such as murder, assault
and burglary rose only one percent from
the first half of 1971 to the first half of
EPA orders compliance
.No Co polluters identified.
by David Klinger
Staff Writer
Seventy-three North Carolina
businesses and industries have been
identified by the Atlanta regional office
of the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) as major polluters of the state's
waterways.
According to a recent article in the
Raleigh News and Observer, the 73
industries are required to apply for
federal water pollution discharge permits
and must meet the goal or zero discharge
by 1985 set by the Water Pollution
Control Act of 1972. Failure to comply
could initiate civil and criminal
prosecution by the federal government
and stiff fines.
Some of the industries taken to task
by EPA are in compliance with North
Carolina's pollution standards as set by
the Department of Water and Air
Resources, but do not meet the stricter
and more inclusive standards defined by;
the federal government.
Dr. Art Cooper, assistant secretary for
resource management in the Department
of Water and Air Resources, revealed that
the state's power to regulate water
pollution through the use of discharge
permits has been taken over by EPA. This
power will not be restored until the state
gets its water pollution regulations up to
federal levels, according to Cooper.
Cooper said he hoped that this session
of the legislature would see North
Carolina's regulations brought in to
accordance with federal statutes.
Raleigh's Burlington Industries and
Mallinckrodt Chemical Company, Eaton
Corporation in Roxboro and Cone Mills
in Greensboro are four area industries
that have been listed in the EPA report as
major dischargers of water pollutants.
Both Burlington Industries and
Mallinckrodt Chemical Company have
spent more than one million dollars on
pollution control equipment and waite
treatment systems.
The EPA investigated the discharge of
mercury and related toxic compounds,
solid wastes and thermal pollutants, as
well as the impact of waste discharge
upon streams and waterways in judging
each of the violators.
1972 (crime statistics can be misleading,
however, as certain crimes may be
considered "serious" one year but not the
next).
But the reasons behind burglaries and
thefts are still there. And those reasons
won't disappear entirely.
(The difference between "burglary"
and "theft" is slight but significant. A
burglary is defined as an act of stealing
which usually occurs at night and is
preceded by another criminal act,
"breaking and entering." A theft is
simply an act of stealing.)
According to Lt. Arthur Summey of
the Chapel Hill Police Department,
thieves usually sell their booty to buy
drugs. Addicts or users of non-narcotic
drugs such as marijuana who break into
houses, apartments or dormitory rooms
search for goods which can be sold easily.
Televisions and stereos are stolen most
often because they are readily turned into
cash.
Addicts sometimes know a "buyer"
who purchases the stolen property for
resale. The buyers themselves may be
addicts with better connections and can
therefore get a better price for the goods.
But Gerald Warren, director of
Security Services for the University, said
that his investigations of campus thefts
had not been able to determine that the
money received from selling stolen
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by Winston Cavin
Sports Editor
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United Press International
Carolina assistant basketball coach
John Lotz has been named the head
coach at the University of Florida in
Gainesville, it was announced Monday.
Lotz, a top assistant and recruiter
during his seven years on the Tar Heel
staff, will replace former Gator coach
Tommy Bartlett, who resigned after three
straight losing seasons.
Carolina coach Dean Smith expressed
mixed emotions about Lotz' decision. "I
am elated and disappointed," Smith said.
"I'm elated for John's having such an
excellent opportunity, but I'm sorry to
see him leave.
"He has turned down many head
coaching opportunities to remain at
Carolina," Smith said. "However, the
poter:il of the coaching situation at
Flori is excellent. John wanted the job
and I advised him to take it."
Florida athletic director Ray Graves,
announcing the selection, said the Tar
Heel assistant "has been at the top of our
list from the beginning.
"We believe he is the perfect choice to
guide our basketball program," Graves
said. "I think we have hired one of the
finest young coaches in basketball."
Graves vigorously denied that Lotz
was a second choice. "I can assure you
there was only one coach offered the
position," said Graves, denying reports
that Minnesota coach Bill Masselm3n had
been offered the job.
Graves said he chose Lotz because of
his proven ability to recruit outstanding
student-athletes in an academic setting at
North Carolina, which he said is quite
similar to Florida's academic climate.
Lotz said he was not upset by reports
that Musselman might get the job.
"I was very interested in the job but I
wasn't sitting by the phone waiting," he
said. "I knew there was a lot of fine
competition with a lot of men
interested."
Musselman had used the Florida job
opening to gain a salary increase at
Minnesota and also to increase his
recruiting budget. But Graves denied
Musselman had been offered the job.
Lotz, 37, a balding New York City
native, signed a four-year contract to
replace Bartlett. Salary terms were not
disclosed but Lotz reportedly will receive
about $20,000.
Lotz said he plans to play exciting
basketball at Florida.
"By that I mean the pressure defenses
and the fast-break offense," he said. "I
don't mean the first man down shoots.
Well strive for proper shot selection and
look for players who are unselfish."
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Spring dreams
Tis the time indeed to let the sweet perfume of bursting blooms chant the tune of
feverish spring sleep to one laying prone on the soft plastic benches near the silent
street, away (Staff photo by Tad Stewart)
Creative bunking and boarding in Chapel Mill
by Amy O'Neal
Staff Writer
Like hanging in trees? Into tenting on the old
campground? Is crashing on the sofa in Lenoir
your style of living? Then feel free to live your
own way and no one will cramp your style.
But if you're tired of barking your shins and are
contemplating entering a return to normalcy
period, Chapel Hill has lots to offer, in
down-to-earth living.
Fall figures in the Housing Office show that of
the 18,949 students enrolled, 6,209 live in
dormitories, 283 in sororities, 642 in fraternities
and 460 in married student housing. This leaves
1 1,355 of your people unaccounted for.
Roberts Associates, the largest apartment rental
agency in town, says that 70-75 percent of their
apartments are rented to students. This could
easily take care of 6,000 students. The other
hundreds own or rent trailers or houses, or live in
private homes.
With so many different styles of living to
choose from, the selection is a matter of personal
preference for all but freshmen. What's the
incentive behind staying in a dorm when the
University no longer requires it?
"The difference between the spirit of Spencer
and other places one might live is the tradition
that surrounds it as the oldest women's dorm on
campus," President Carol Ripley said. "The
facilities are great, but the homeyness and close
knitness of the girls are what keep me here. The
fact that it's close to town and classes are selling
points too."
Flipping the coin, what's the antonym for
Spencer? James. Affectionately known as UNC at
Pittsboro, James residents have to contend with
long walks to town and campus. Why put up with
it?
"Because of the tremendous variety of people.
Living in James provides a great opportunity to
respond and relate to all sorts of people," Resident
Adviser Herman Yoos said. "When you're stuck
out in James you seem to become more open in
your relations with people. You are stuck out here
so you have to make it your home."
"The James facilities are lousy, but we do have
a library and a language lab. Whenever you want
somebody to talk to the snack bar has somebody
in it or the floor lounges have people. When you
live in an apartment you sometimes have a
tendency to stick to a certain group of people.
That's impossible to do in James," Yoos said.
What's the reason behind fraternity and
sorority living? "Unity," Michael Schiftan of Zeta
Beta Tau and Patti Nitz, president of Chi Omega
sorority, agree.
"I moved into ZBT because many of my closest
friends lived there, there were things to do and we
have good meals. I didn't want to live in a dorm
and I didn't think I was ready for an apartment,"
Schiftan said.
"Chi Omega is a great place to live because of
the unity of the sisters and also because of the
room," Patti said. "In a dorm, one room is a
bedroom, a kitchen, a dining room and a study. In
the sorority, you're assured of a well-balanced
meal and a quiet place to study."
Why do people move off campus to trailers,
houses and apartments? Because daddy owns a
trailer. Because mom and dad live in Chapel Hill.
Because this room has a beautiful bay window
with a love seat and a huge fireplace. Mostly
because they want to get off campus.
Susan Donaldson lives in University Gardens
Apartments "because the dorm was driving me
crazy. I was getting tired of people popping in and
out of my room at all hours. I was tired of having
three places to sit the bed, the floor or the
bathroom tiles.
"Maybe my first year I would have felt isolated
in an apartment, but now I really enjoy it. It's
cheaper than a dorm and the distance is nothing at
all," Susan said.
Price is always negotiable when it comes to
places to live. Dorms range from SI 75 to S325 a
semester. Sorority and fraternity prices are
estimated at $650. Apartments, trailers and houses
are priced according to the number of luxuries
they contain.
Scrambles are traditional for the choice dorm
or the nearest apartment or the most rustic house.
All that aside, there's very little you could want
that you couldn't find in Chapel Hill.
    

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