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Volume No. 84
Serving the students and theVniversity community since 1893
Thursday,. October 21, 1976, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Midterm grades will be
sent .only to
freshmen and not
their parents on Oct.
27. See story on page 2.
Issue No. 40
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Loftin noted that campus security
statistics show a 375 per cent increase in the
number of breaking and entering cases over
the past year. During the past three months,
17 of 27 breaking and entering cases have
involved vehicles on South Campus.
"Even though the campus police changed
their beats in an attempt to provide better
by Elizabeth Swaringen
Dean of Student Affairs Donald Boulton
voiced support Wednesday for a proposed
University-funded, student monitored
The proposal, presented to Boulton
Wednesday by Bob Loftin, president of the security, the areas were still too large to be
Residence nail Association ha; ana coverea enecuveiy, Loiun saia.
Betty King, student health advocate, has the Currently a policeman on foot is stationed
support of Student Government (SG) and in the hosp 1 area, and one patrol car is
the Association of Women Students (AWS). responsible for the rest of the campus.
The RHA proposal calls for three, two- "Our survey findings encouraged us to
person teams to patrol the Morrison-Kenan support the RHA security plan rather than
area, the . Ehringhaus-James-Craige area, the escort system," said - Myra Wheeler,
and the Cobb-cemetery-arboretum area, spokesperson for Student Government.
Police reports indicate that the greatest A majority of the 503 students surveyed
incidents of crime occur in these areas. ' said that security was a major concern to
Each male-female team would be them and that they favored implementing
equipped with a two-way radio and some security services. But only 20 to 30 per cent of
visible means of identification, although the same respondents said they would use
they would not wear uniforms. such services.
. Loftin said the patrols would serve only as Sixty-two per cent favored reinstatement
the eyes and ears' of the police, not as of the escort service, while only 30 per cent
policemen. said .'hey would be likely to use it.
Prospective student monitors would be Sixty-two per cent of the respondents
Spinning amidst the gaudy glitter of the State Fair, the
exploding bright light of a giant ferris wheel blurs with motion,
producing the specter of a massive, shining dart board.
Staff photo by Charles Hardy
Scattered below is the harsh splendor of the midway. For a full
report on the zaniness at the State Fair, turn to page 6.
carefully screened by a group of RHA
members, campus security officials and
University administrators for the paid
positions. The campus security system
would train the students for the job.
The proposal also includes provisions for
a van that will double as a security patrol
vehicle at night and a courtesy vehicle to
transport injured students during the day.
During the day the vehicle would be
said they usually walk alone," Wheeler said.
"Obviously the student monitor security
system would be more effective since the
students would not have to phone-in for
"We favor the security system proposed by
the RHA, but we are still checking some
possibilities with the escort service," said
Sallie Shuping, AWS chairperson.
We will support it because of the specific
Rain eases drought pressure
operated by a salaried driver who would aid aspects of .women's safety, but it is also
by Tom Watkins
University Lake may rise by seven inches
or more thanks to nearly two inches of rain
that soaked the Chapel Hill area
"I was a good, substantial rain, but we
still need a lot more," UNC Director of
Utilities Grey Culbreth said Wednesday
afternoon. Culbreth stressed that the town's
water shortage still exists.
Mandatory water conservation measures
could not have been lifted unless the area
received at least three times that amount of
rain, Culbreth said.
His estimate of a seven-inch increase was
based on a "rule of thumb theory that the
lake rises some four inches for each inch of
According to Culbreth, University Lake
received 1.02 inches of rainfall between 8
a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, in addition to
.64 inches recorded before 8 a.m. The total
1.66 inches is believed to be a low figure,
since steady rain continued until
approximately 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.
Total water consumption Tuesday
4.2 million gallons
From University Lake
2.3 million gallons
1.9 million gallons
Average daily consumption
4.3 million gallons
Usable water in University Lake
46.7 per cent
Rainfall through 1 p.m. Wednesday
1 .66 inches
Neighboring Durham, also feeling the
brunt of a summer-long drought, was aided
by the downpour as well, receiving 1.65
inches by 3 p.m.-Wednesday.
"We should see a real rise in Lake Michie
(Durham's water supply) before Thursday
morning," Terry Rolan, assistant director of
Durham's Division of Water Resources,
Lake Michie had been supplying Chapel
Hill with over two million gallons daily until
Oct. 4, when Durham officials calculated
that even if only two million gallons per day
were pumped to Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill's
water supply would outlast Durham's.
. On that day, the secondary pipeline
connecting Durham and Chapel Hill was
shut off indefinitely. The secondary line
carried a capacity of approximately 1.3
million gallons daily, while the primary line
has a capacity of approximately two million
wThe UNC officials were not anxious
when we turned the secondary line off,"
Rolan said. "Recently, their supply has been
holding up better than ours, and they don't
want to buy any more than they have to."
"It was perfectly understandable,"
Claiborne S. Jones, UNC vice chancellor of
business and finance, said in reference to
"Durham found that their water supply
was down proportionately as far as ours. At
this time of the year, I'm very hopeful that it
won't have much effect on our supply," he
"It is still necessary to emphasize that we
are stiU far, far short of normal rainfall, and
University Lake is far lower than it should
be," Jones continued.."There is no reason for
anyone to relax their efforts to save water."
Despite the fact that Chapel Hill has
already received slightly more than the
average monthly rainfall of 2.8 1 inches for
October, Jones cautioned that the area is still
about nine inches deficient in rainfall for
He added that it will take two or three days
for the full effect of Wednesday's rain to.
show up, due to run-off water.
Culbreth anticipated that run-off water
will be substantial because the ground was
already saturated frdm .48 inches of rainfall
the injured students. At night the van would
be operated by two students within a three
mile radius of campus.
Cost of the program is estimated at $6,000
with $2,500 designated for the equipped van
and the remainder of equipment for the
student patrols. Operating expenses for the
important that the safety of all students be
insured. We'll support any program that will
enhance student safety."
King had formulated the idea of a courtesy
van after campus police noted a 29 per cent
increase in request for security and escort
received 479 calls requesting service for
"I think it is a good, sound idea," Boulton
said. "It provides a combination of service
and funds that better serves the purpose."
The proposal must be approved by the
University and funding must be
appropriated before the system can be
"We feel it is our responsibility to plan
such a program because we represent the
dormitory governments and consequently
all on-campus residents," Loftin said. "We
are concerned with the security of all
students, male and female."
King also noted that 61 per cent of
students surveyed last spring said they
favored transportation for injured students
either by the Student Health Service or the
"It must be clear that in no way is this
courtesy van competing with the Orange
County Rescue Squad or the Chapel Hill bus
system," King said. "It will just continue
what is being done by the campus police only
County decides not to check tax list against voter
by Elliott Potter
The Orange County Commissioners rejected a
proposal Tuesday that would compare voter
registration rolls with tax listings as a means of
tracking down nontaxpaying residents.
The county will continue using motor vehicle
registration to determine whether a county
resident is listing his taxes. The proposal to use
voter lists as a tax checklist was made as an
attempt to insure UNC students who registered to
vote in Orange County also paid taxes here.
Commissioner Norman Walker's motion for
the switch was not brought to a vote because he
could not receive a second for his proposal. A later
motion by Walker to isolate the changeover in two
districts to analyze its effect was defeated by a 3-2
The commissioners rejected the motions after
they had heard the results of an investigation
made by Orange County Tax Supervisor Bill
Laws on the feasibility of the proposed
changeover. Walker requested the investigation at
the commissioners' meeting Nov. 4.
Laws told the commissioners that using voter
registration rolls as a tax checklist would cost the
county $8,000. He said it would take four people
approximately 90 days . to compare the two
Laws also said that there are 34,000 registered
voters in the county and 31,000 residents who
listed taxes in 1975.
Walker told the commissioners he was making
the proposal because it was obvious to him that
there were people registered to vote in the county,
calling themselves permanent residents, but using
out-of-state license plates.
"I feel anybody voting in the county should
certainly pay taxes here," Walker said. He told the
commissioners that they had the responsibiliby of
enforcing state statutes that require every resident
to list all his real and personal property Jan. of
every year in the county in which he resides.
Commissioner Norman Gustaveson defended
the present system of checking tax listings. He said
he doubted that the proposed system would turn
up many violations. He said the suggested
changeover incorporated a presumption of guilt
of a small segment of the population that might
not have listed taxes.
"We have people voting in the county that are
not permanent residents here," Gustaveson said.
Bill Ray, a Hillsborough resident, said that he
favored the change because he felt it would save
county taxpayer's money. Ray said that many of
the voters choosing to pass bond issues do not
have to pay for them.
Another Hillsborough resident, Max Kennedy,
told the commissi6ners that he hoped that they
would not decide this issue in terms of where their
electoral support might be.
Commissioner Jan Pinney said that he could see
no benefit from changing tax checklists. "We
cannot reasonably expect to get half of the
expense back from the tax books," he said.
Walker countered that the commissioners were
not supposed to make money, but they are to
insure that North Carolina tax laws are upheld.
by Thomas Ward
"God didn't make the world in seven days. He laid around
for six and then pulled an all-nighter"
graffitti on a Graham dormitory wall
It was 4 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, and David W. Candle, a
sophomore RTVMP major from Greensboro, had just
finished his English 30 paper. It was due at 9:30 a.m. '
Meanwhile, Pam R. Rorie, a sophomore from Asheboro.
sat in her Connor dormitory room studying for a Math 1
midterm exam. The week before, she did not sleep on two
different nights and slept only two hours on a third.
Richard A. Liebman, a senior economics major from
Atlanta, was copying a friend's notes from a lecture he
missed. It was the second time this semester he had stayed up
all night to study.
These students continued a UNC tradition which probably
began when the University first opened its doors in 1795.
They stayed up all night working to get an assignment in on
time or to prepare for a test.
"I have a history exam that I have to do well on," said
Mark C. Vanhoy, a freshman from Charlotte, when asked
why he was awake at 4:30 a.m. "Right now, I don't feel so
bad, but tomorrow morning I'll probably resent it. Midterms
are keeping me busy, and if I only stay up like this once in
awhile, it's no problem."
"I want to make sure I know the material, and with all the
work this time of year, this is the only way I can do it," Rorie
said. "It doesn't happen all the time, but when you don't get
enough rest, it's the pits." .
For some, the pressure of exams does not alter habits.
Skipping a night's sleep is, for them, a regular occurrence.
John R. Henson, a sophomore from Greensboro, often
stays up two or three nights a week.
"I am just a nocturnal animal, I guess," he ?id."I suppose
it bothers my roommate some, but it's the regular way I ;
Chuck W. Mason has also become a habitual "all-nighter."
"There are few distractions at night," said the sophomore,
economics-psychology major from Fayetteville. "During the
day, the T.V. is on, and everybody is going in an J out of your
"I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for everyone though.
I can't sleep now at normal hours because my metabolism is
geared to stay up."
One student found that his nocturnal habits have hurt his
performance in school.
. "I normally sleep through class, and then I go back to my
profs and get them to let me take the test late," he said. "I
learn enough to make B's though," he said.
Dr. James A. Taylor, director of the Student Health
Services, said, "There is no real harm in staying up all night as
long as you don't push it to the extreme.
"I used to do it on occasion, and I have no hard, medical
data to make me believe that it will hurt you. People used to
always tell me that you don't really learn anything after
midnight, but that is not necessarily true. . . My gut reaction
is that people will not perform as well on mental exercises
such as quizzes and exams if they stay up. ... In a way, it is
like burning a candle at both ends," Taylor said.
Acting Director of the UNC School of Educatio. i William
C. Self said the good or bad effects of staying up all night
depend on the individual.
"We are all built differently, and there is no broad
generality to determine what is enough sleep for each
individual," he said.
For staying awake, students recommended drinking coffee
or Dr. Pepper, taking a walk in the cold air, taking a short
nap or running up and down the dorm hall a few times.
"I always get a little punchy in the morning hours and my
eyes start to get tired," Rorie said. "The other night my
roommate and I began to laugh for no particular reason, and
we couldn't stop for 15 minutes. That's when I know I had
better take a nap."
William P. Moore, a senior chemistry-psychology major
from Greenville, said his roommate benefits most from his
"My roommate has a steady girlfriend, and he kind of likes
the arrangement," Moore said. "I can sleep in the day and he
doesn't bother me and vice versa."
Whatever the motive for a UNC student's staying awake, it
is unlikely he could go without sleep for as long as Mrs.
Bertha Van Der Merwe, the person who holds the world
record for sleeplessness, according to the 1975 edition of the
Guinness Book of World Records. In 1968, the 52-year-old
housewife from Cape Town, South Africa voluntarily stayed
awake for 282 hours and 55 minutes ( 1 1 days, 1 8 hours and 55
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Staff photo by ChsriM Hardy
Midterm exams bring agony to many students at UNC. This student, like others,
sometimes must sacrifice a full night of sleep to prepare for one.