Mushy, slushy galoshes day The sun will shine today at last with a high of about 45 after an overnight low of 27. Volume No. 84, Issue No. 82 1 JAZi '&x xV7rMZ &yv&A : yy:C ' ' r-vA 'n- - y'-y - x - M'-t'-r V' ''K 4 'm&yA- jf i? -- JL-c - - ; .z j:' - v" - y-yn . rjz y I ';uy, y -'-?y : I s , ,y - " ' j ' . A i ; x v, v y yy y '2'yf-y - - 4 - - -" -4.y&&U'2y y- . , Kvi " ly$'y?y -Is This gentleman has come to the aid of a young lady in distress whose car has stalled on Franklin Street. Progress is slow but the fires finally take hold and the auto fights its way to the top of the hill. A friendly wave is the gentleman's only reward. That's all Early exam by Laura Seism Staff Writer Spring exam schedules will be published within a week, but that's about three months too late for students who wanted to arrange their classes to avoid having two rough examas the same day. Students here preregistered for the spring semester during the first week of November, but exam schedules were not available then. When UNC-Greensboro students preregistered in the fall, however, they found their spring exam schedules printed inside their class schedules, a policy UNC-G began in the early 1970s. But students here probably won't ever find an exam schedule printed any earlier than usual because administrators fear students would select courses on the basis of a desirable exam period rather than course content. Both Provost J. Charles Morrow, administrator in charge of academic affairs, and James R. Gaskin, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said they would be reluctant to have exam schedules available a semester earlier, for the same reason. Ray Strong, director of the UNC Office of Records and Registration, said last week that he hopes to have the exam schedule completed by academic deans and approved sometime this week. Preparing and publishing the schedule earlier was discussed several years ago but never became reality, Strong recalled. The objections then were the same. "I think it would be quite unwise to make the actual day of the week in the exam period a major basis for a decision in taking a course," Provost Morrow said. "Subject matter should surely be of more importance than the actual day of the week when the exam is given. "I doubt that many students would move from a 10 a.m. to an 8 a.m. class to make a ormitory thefts are down; wareness increase cite a by Mary Gardner Staff Writer Dorm thefts have decreased since last year due to more student awareness of the problem through the Campus Awareness Program (CAP), according to Police Liaison Officer Lt. C. E. Mauer. "Reported dorm thefts are dropping off, but we have no idea about the unreported thefts," Mauer said. Awareness is the keynote of the Campus Police Department's programs to stop dormitory theft. Before the CAP came into effect, the campus police sought to talk to residents of dorms about security during orientation, according to Mauer. The CAP includes posters throughout the residence halls warning against theft, and 25 emergency call boxes have been installed on campus. "We're trying to get the student body to report the thefts. The CAP is designed to make the student aware of the possibilities and warn him not to leave stuff around," Mauer said. The biggest type ol theft in the past lew years has been wallet thefts. This type makes up about eight oui ol ten tliclts reported. Mauer said. Usually the wallet is returned later without the money. During big football weekends, theft usually increases due to yyiK schedules: one-or-two-day shift in their exam schedules." Gaskin said he would probably vote against a change. "It would simply introduce another factor that ought to be set aside in the difficulty have in settling down in classes, " he said. . . . . . . , For example, a student who wanted English 58 with a particular professor would also have to try to find that class taught by that professor at an hour with an exam period desired by the student. But UNC-G registrar H. Hoyt Price said he felt students were capable of making wise decisions and should have a choice in DTH policy called into question Many harbor doubts over research -paper ads by Jeff Cohen Staff Writer Research papers costing anywhere from $2.75 to $7 per page may be purchased by UNC students through advertisements appearing in the Daily Tar Heel, much to the ange of many students and faculty members. "A change in policy at the DTH is long overdue," Doris W. Betts, director of freshman English, said. "These ads are not in the spirit of higher education and should not appear in the paper." Charles E. Lovelace, student attorney general at UNC, echoes Betts' sentiments. "1 would think these papers are used as term papers and not as references," he said. "I find it hard to believe that people would spend $2.75 per page for references they could get for free at the library." However, there are also those on campus who believe that the advertisements should; Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Tuesday, January 25, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina right; he was glad to help out...another rather be in Chapel Hill." the impossible dream scheduling their exams. "The student knows best what he can do with exams," Price said. "If he wants to spread them out, he can spread them out. If he wants to have them all right in a row, and he can handle them, that's all right with me." Price said . the .only, problern.-with the system at UNGG was that some students failed to use the exam schedules when planning for the next semester. Four exam periods are scheduled each day for six days at UNC-G, but students do not have to take more than two exams within a 24-hour period. No common-hour exams are given at UNC-G. not be removed From the paper, including DTH Editor Alan Murray. "We (the DTH) do not prohibit any ads from being used except those done in poor taste or those with bad credit," Murray said. Susan H. Ehringhaus, assistant to the chancellor at UNC, agrees. "1 do not think the ads should be removed from the paper. "We should not have to isolate students from these ads," she said. "Students should be able to decide for themselves whether or not to use those papers. "College students are not six-year-olds. Rather, they are responsible, mature beings." For many students, however, the question is more a matter of cost, as the average price for a catalog paper is $27.50, while original papers generally cost $60 to $70. The firm advertising research papers in the DTH, The Research Assistence Company, I nc, offers a 1 92-page mail-order catalog for $1. d the students being more relaxed and diverted, Mauer said. Also Christmas vacation is a prime time for dorm thefts, but this year there were no reports of thefts during the break, Mauer said. The new sealed and alarmed doors which have been put in the majority of dorms on campus have also been effective in stopping theft. These doors keep outsiders out of the dorm, Mauer said. Some residence halls, particularly Spencer, have had problems in the past with strangers coming in from Franklin Street. "These doors are effective and are worth the nuisance of the alarms being set off accidentally," Mauer said. If someone is found in a dorm who is not a UNC student, he will receive a trespass warning; if he is caught again, he will be arrested for trespassing, Mauer said. Connor Resident Assistant Jeane DeLaney reports that there has been less theft in Henderson Residence College than in previous years. A reason for the decrease is the new bolted doors on each room, DeLaney said. "They used to be easily opened by the edge of a flexible. ID or a driver's license." l eague President Russ Roberson said that a lew cases of theft have been reported but that on the whole theft has decreased since last year. "We urge the freshmen during orientation to keep their doors locked. II there is further theft, it just shoYs you that you should keep your doors locked." reason why the bumper sticker says, "I'd UNC-CH's Strong said common-hour exams would cause the only difficulty here in preparing the schedule a semester earlier. UNC registrar Lillian Lehman said her office has the power to change the policy, "but we certainly would not do it (prepare exam schedules in time for preregistration) without the approval of people in academic affairs." Provost Morrow said no set procedure exists for changing the policy. "The faculty ought to be involved in some fashion in reaching this decision, since they are very much affected by it," he said. According to the catalog, the price of a paper is $2.75 per page. Further, the maximum charge for any single catalog paper is $67.50. A student may also have an original paper written, for a fee that possibly could exceed $100. "Research Assistance also employs a staff of professional writers who compile original research on most topics," the catalog says. "We emphasize that a complete and detailed description of your desired research is essential. All papers include footnotes and a bibliography." The cost of an original paper is $5 per page, except for those which deal with business, economics, law, science and medical or technical topics, in which case the cost is $6 per page. There is also a seven-page minimum. If a student is in a bind, the firm offers an original paper on a rush basis, increasing the cost another $1 per page. 0 1 Jut'' 1fe tv v y:?; ,- v Xp'4f ' I ? w,rvn y ? $y fi Snowballs flew thick and fast Monday afternoon, and this gentleman, wary of the snowy missiles, peers cautiously out of South Building before departing. Snow piles', up; '" by Kevin Barris ' Staff Writer Classes will be held today as scheduled despite the nearly three inches of snow that blanketed Chapel Hill, Chancellor Ferebee Taylor announced Monday. Asking students to make their own judgments concerning class attendance, a statement released from Taylor's office said in part: "While the University will not suspend operations because of the snowstorm, it is recognized that it may be unsafe for some students, faculty and staff to travel to classes or places of work during severely adverse weather conditions. "Several University operations require attendance to maintain essential community, . health care and maintenance services. Persons who are required to be on duty for such operations are encouraged to make their own judgments about the effect of weather conditions on their attendance in classes or at their places of University employment." Taylor said he didn't want to elaborate on the statement, saying "anything else I might say could serve to only confuse things." Concerning excused absences from class because of s inewcaiuci, tayiui saiu uciciiusiiuuiu . i .i t- i : j i r i u l ,4 be on an individual basis between the professor and the student. "Obviously, a student living in Ruffin dorm who has a class in Hamilton Hall is in a very different situation from a student who lives in Hillsborough and must drive to campus," Taylor said. "I don't think anyone expects me to make a decision for every one of 20,000 students here. "We feel the students here are adults, and we are going to treat them that way," he added. "We expect that they should be able to make a decision on class attendance. Of course, safety is the primary consideration." A spokesperson for the Chapel Hill Police Department urged drivers to use snow tires or chains. "We've been handling accident calls ever since the stuff started falling," he said. Thus, with the average catalog paper about 10 pages in length, the cost is usually around $27.50. If a student wants an original 10-page-paper, the cost is either $50 or $60, depending on the topic. If he is in a hurry, add another $10. The catalog boasts an inventory of 6,000 papers. Listed in the table of contents are 82 topics and 52 subtopics on a variety of subjects ranging from literature, history and art to Vietnam, parpsychology and death. And the catalog comes with an order form, equipped with the following waiver that the student must sign: "I, the undersigned, declare that the research material purchased from Research . Assistance will be used for research purposes only." Regardless of whether it can be proven that these materials are used by students as term papers, many faculty members would Please turn to page 3 ' Tr Staff photo by Charles Hardy Fire restarts The last part of the three part series on fire prevention resumes today. See page 3. Please call us: 933-0245 Flying sleds, errant autos jam streets Students frolic; cold hands, feet by Merton Vance Staff Writer It started snowing shortly after noon, coming down in smallfine flakes blown by the wind so it appeared to be falling sideways. Within minutes the ground was turning white. People who walked under cloudy skies to their noon classes in windowless lecture halls came out to find the ground covered with snow. By 3 p.m., the U.S. Weather Service reported two inches of accumulation. As the snow continued to fall, excitement increased. This was an honest-to-goodness snowfall. (At least for this part of the country. There are probably some students from Minnesota who are wondering why people get so excited over two inches of snow.) There had been several false alarms, snow predictions that did not come true and light snowfalls that dusted the ground and then quickly melted. But this time it was sticking to the ground, which was already frozen hard by weeks of record-breaking cold. It was fine and powdery, perfect for making snowballs and crunching underfoot. Sporadic snowball fights broke out in the Pit, the Union parking lot and around most of the dorms. The DTH staff took time off to do battle in front of its office. The front door of South Building was hit by snowballs. Chancellor Taylor became a snowball target when he left South Building while residents of Old East and Old West were staging a snowball fight. And on South campus at least one Pizza Transit Authority car got caught in a snowball crossfire. The snow had a way of making people smile. They smiled when they pelted each other with snowballs. They smiled as they walked through falling snow and ' tried to catch it on their tongues. They even smiled when they slipped and fell on the sidewalks. In the quadrangle in front of Wilson Library, students built a snowman. Passersby were wondering whether it was a snowman or a snowwoman. A snowperson, perhaps. Pedestrians took over the streets and parking lots as cars bogged down. By late afternoon cars traveling down the streets were clanking along on snow tires and chains. Cars passing by Upper Quad and Lower Quad were targets of snowball-armed snipers on both sides of Raleigh Street. The Weather Service was predicting that the snow would taper off late Monday evening and possibly be mixed with sleet or freezing rain. A total accumulation of three inches was expected before the snow stopped falling Monday night. The roads around Chapel Hill were slick and occasionally blocked by cars stuck in - the slush, and a travelers advisory remains in effect.