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overnight low of 27.
Volume No. 84, Issue No. 82
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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
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
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
one-or-two-day shift in their exam
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
"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
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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
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
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."
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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
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
"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
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
If a student is in a bind, the firm offers an
original paper on a rush basis, increasing the
cost another $1 per page.
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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
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
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
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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
Regardless of whether it can be proven
that these materials are used by students as
term papers, many faculty members would
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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.

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