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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Tuesday, February 8, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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The third attempt in 3 years to legalize beer and wine sales Now, students must do as this young man and venture to off
on campus is about to be launched by student government. campus locations to buy their alcoholic beverages.
Final platforms meet skepticism
by Karen Millers
Staff Writer
It was 12:15 a.m. Monday before a handful of candidates,
' campaign workers and voters left the Ehringhaus lounge after a
typically long night of campaigning door to door and reciting all-too-familiar
speeches.
The candidates for student body president all agreed that apathy
was the campus norm. Cancelled meetings at Parker Sunday night
and the Great Hall Monday afternoon due to lack of voter interest
supported their charge. And when the candidates spoke to small
groups at Morrison and Ehringhaus, the few nonpartisan voters were
far outnumbered by campaign workers and candidates.
Amidst the blur of proposals and promises, one voter asked, "Why
should 1 vote for any of you?" .
Each candidate had his own answer, as has been the case the entire
campaign.
Joe Roberts, Bill Moss, Tal Lassiter and Mark Miller all have
presented ideas concerning academic reform, ranging from drop-add
policies to four-course loads. Such changes would have to be
approved by the Faculty Council. Maynard Adams, chairperson of
the faculty, said the council would have to study extensively the
results that such changes would have before implementing them.
The Faculty Council will try to make judgments of that kind on
sound educational reasoning rather than just political pressure,"
Adams said.
Moss proposes to l6bby at the state legislature for having beer sales
on campus and keeping tuition rates down. Trish Hunt, Orange
County representative to the legislature, said maintenance of tuition
rates two years ago was a miracle and said to maintain the rates again
would be difficult. She pointed to the need for faculty salary increases
and to the fact that North Carolina's in-state tuition is the lowest in
the South: She said combining the two issues, beer and tuition, would
create more problems.
"You just don't talk about putting beer on campus if (you say)
students are starving," Hunt said. "The two don't go together." She
added that lobbying is definitely feasible and that it can be effective.
Mike Hickman also supports beer sales on campus.
Moss wants to explore having closed-circuit broadcasting of home
basketball games in Memorial Hall. Bill Cobey, director of athletics,
said such broadcasts made nine or 1 0 years ago were poorly attended
and would be expensive to implement again.
"We'd be willing to put some money into it if it were a practical
thing," Cobey said.
Editorial candidates: a
study of their platforms
Taylor said that while increasing
advertising revenue is possible and she is
working to hire a full-time professional
ad manager, a 12-page paper would not
be possible until next year.
Greg Porter has said he will work to
obtain grants and donations from
publishers 1 and foundations to bring
more money to the DTH.
John B. Adams, dean of the UNC
journalism school, said grants and
endowment funds are possible, but
would take several years to establish.
Porter also has said he wants to use
work-study students to expand the
distribution procedures of the DTH. but
he said that he has not checked with the
student aid office to see if this is
possible.
- For all the distinctions among them,
the candidates platforms have
similarities," too.
All three candidates plan to include
more information about intramural and
club sports.
Fulwood said he plans to report on all
major ACC; games, not just sports or
football. To provide room for the
additional sports articles, he said he
would probably allocate space from the
features page.
Porter said he would run occasional
front-page sports interviews or features
and provide the top ten standings for
each intramural sport. He said he w ould
try to retain the present space
allocations for sports, but would
occasionally limit the space for features,
if necessary.
York said each men's and women's
team would have a reporter assigned to
cover its events, something that is done
now. He proposes a series . of personal
interviews with varsity team members
and intramural coverage by students
actually playing on the teams.
Moss also proposes organization of student members of
chancellor's committees into a forum.
In addition to academic reforms, Tal Lassiter stresses that he will
be available to students. Richardson said a president must choose his
priorities when he decides how much time he will spend with
students, and he emphasized balance.
"If you're out in the Pit talking to students, you're not in Dean
Boulton's office working on internships for students." Richardson
said.
One of Lassiter's other proposals is expansion of the bus system to
Carrboro.
Gerry Cohen, Chapel Hill alderman, said the town is now very
close to making such an extension.
Mark Miller proposes the formation of departmental student
associations, which are already existing in some departments. He
advocates improvements in the Honor System through the addition
of proctor ing.
Student Atty. Gen. Chuck Lovelace said the change would have to
go through several channels to be approved, including approval by
the chancellor.
"But 1 think Mark k approaching a topic that needs to be
approached by Student Government." Lovelace. said.
Miller also proposes publishing reports of SG activities,
implementing a recycling program and channeling profits of dorm
pinball machines back to dorms. The profits now go to the Student
' Stores.
"This is the umpteenth generation of political candidates that have
proposed this. . .No one has ever carried it out." said lorn Shelley,
manager of the Student Stores.
However, the UNC Board of Trustees would have to approve any
profit rechanneling. Trustee Charles Jonas Jr. said he could not
conclude how the board might react.-
"It doesn't strike me as an impossible idea." he said. "If the
numbers make some sense. '. . I would have no philosophical problem
with it."
One major proposal in Joe Roberts' platform is to encourage use
of fringe parking lots to alleviate the parking problem on campus.
Paul Arne. SG director of transportation, agreed that this is the most
"practical solution now. He added that it would not solve the parking
crisis which he foresees next fall.
Roberts wants to have free films shown in Chase Cafeteria.
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by Mark Lazenby
Staff Writer
With strategy sessions near
completion. Student Government (SG)
is on the verge of launching its third
attempt in three years to legalize beer
and wine sales on the UNC campus.
Stressing that such sales would bring
increased revenue to campus. Student
Body President Billy Richardson said
these profits would be channeled into
t he U NC financial aid off xre and student
programming.
"It's a long shot," Richardson said. (
noting the conservative nature of the
state legislature, "but it's an effort that
could really benefit the campus.
"We've got to have student interest
and help in this effort."
Tom Worth, director of the SG
student ' affairs committee, said a
petition supporting on-campus beer and
wine sales will be at the Carolina Union
desk today, and other petitions soon will
be circulated on campus.
"We are going to circulate the petition
on all 16 campuses (of the consolidated
University)," Worth said. "I hope we
can get as many as 20,000 signatures."
Students interested in helping should
contact Worth in Suite C of the Union;
Unifying the University system
behind the effor - with the exception of
Appalachian State University, which is
located in a dry county is one move
SG hopes will demonstrate to the
legislature the widespread support the
proposal will have.
Worth and Richardson, who will
continue work on this effort after
Richardson's term as president ends this
week, explained that the bill will be
introduced at what the committee
perceives to be a strategically
appropriate time. The effort will come
before liquor-by-the-drink is debated.
Worth said.
In addition to strategic timingand the
aiiticipatecTunified campus support. SG
is utilizing the beer distributors'
association and brewers' association
lobbyists.
The original attempt to legalize the
sale of beer and wine on campus was
headed by senior Gary Thomas - then
chairperson of the UNC State Affairs
Committee and two N.C. State
students in 1974. It was introduced by
Senator Eddie Knox of Charlotte, but
the bill never made it to the floor for
debate. The higher education committee
barely defeated it. 7-6.
Launching another effort the
follow ing year, Thomas had to abort the
proposal because the legislators were
debating tuition increase. SG feared
that advocates of increasing tuition
would use the. proposal to fuel their
arguments. -
The next step facing SG is finding a
state senator or representative from an
urban area other than Chapel Hill to
introduce the bill. Worth said several
have been contacted and one has
probably been chosen; however. Worth
would not identify the legislator.
Duke University. Davidson College
and Queens College, a girls school in
Charlotte, are all private institutions
now selling beer on their campuses. SG
hopes' to argue that the success of the
Duke program and the results of a
recently conducted survey made at the
University of Rhode Island, showing all
schools throughout the nation with
similar programs to have revenue
increases and, no social problems, are
both good reasons why the UNC system
should have beer and wine sales on
campus.
Research on the success of the
Davidson program and the Queens
College program' is underway.
Originated in public schools
Flu is waning at UNC
by Laura Seism
Staff Writer '
An illness , identified as the Hong
Kong B-type flu, which has caused
w idespread absenteeism in schools in 15
states, is declining at UNC.
"Generally speaking, a flu will peak
after two to three weeks, then taper off,"
Dr. James A. Taylor, director of the
Student Health Service (SHS) said
Monday. He said Friday and Monday
w ere light days for treatment of the flu.
" Several UNC students have been
hospitalized and an undetermined
number of others have been treated at
SHS for symptoms of the flu which
began spreading across the country
about a month ago.
The first outbreak of the B-type flu in
Chapel H ill was in mid-January, The flu
peaked in public schools Jan. 18. when
school officials reported absenteeism as
high as 30 per cent of enrollment. Local
doctors, said waiting rooms were
overflowing.
Taylor said the flu was transmitted to
UNC by students and professors having
contact with persons who carried the
flu's virusf The flu is considered highly
contagious.
"We've seen a fair amount of patients
with flu, but it's not fair to say it ever
reached epidemic proportions," Taylor
said.
In other areas of the state, scattered
cases of the B-type flu have been
reported. But according to Dr. J.N.
MacCormack. head of the
Communicable Disease Control Branch
of the N.C. Division of Health Services,
there are no outbreaks of epidemic
proportions.
The illness was first reported at
Vanderbilt University in Nashville,
Tenn., where health officials said they
treated 60 to 70 students per day.
Along with the flu's outbreak in
Tennessee and North Carolina, cases
have been confirmed in 13 other states:
Vermont, Connecticut, New York, New
Jersey. Pennsylvania, Delaware,
Michigan. Minnesota, South Carolina,
Georgia. Louisiana, Texas, and
Colorado, according to a report issued
Monday by the Center for Disease
Control (CDC) in Atlanta.
The report said the B-type flu is most
prevalent in the Middle Atlantic,
Southeast and Gulf states.
The only outbreak of the generally
more severe strain of A-type Victoria flu
reported so far has been at a Miami,
Fla.. nursing home where three deaths
have occurred, one of which was
possibly flu-related. More than 50 of the
176 residents and staff members were
affected.
Last year, an A-Victoria epidemic
caused at least 11,000 deaths in the
United States.
Symptoms of the B-type Hong Kong
flu include a sore throat, cough, fever,
aches and sometimes nausea. The only
way to treat the flu is with time and rest.
"The only treatments are what we call
symptomatic treatments. You can take
cough medicine for your cough, and
something for your sore throat, but it
mainly just takes time," Taylor said.
Persons who received swine flu
inoculations earlier this year are not
protected against the B-type flu.
by Ton i Gilbert
Staff Writer
With the Feb. 9 elections drawing
near, each of the three candidates for
editor of the Daily Tar Heel has been
busy stressing his platform in an effort
to convince students that he can.increase
student interest and readership.
Sam Fulwood, Greg Porter and Mike
York have proposed different methods
of achieving these goals, and these
differences are ' reflected in their
platforms.
Fulwood has said one of his prime
objectives as editor would be to increase
the publication of the DTH to six days,
at a cost of approximately $600 per
edition. Fulwood said the added
Saturday edition would resemble the
format of the football editions and
would provide more space for features
and in-lepth stories. A separate editor
to manage the Saturday paper would be
appointed. . ,
Verna Taylor, DTH business
manager, said that a sixth edition is
economically possible, but it might
result in smaller Monday and Friday
papers. She said that advertisers would
probably be given the option of placing
their ads in either the Friday or
Saturday paper. She added that Friday
is already a hard day for selling ad space.
Mike York has been campaigning for
publishing a 12-page paper. He said it
will cost approximately $1,900 a day to
print the larger paper, and an expanded
advertising staff will work to bring in the
additional advertising revenue needed
to support it.
Taylor said that the current six- or
eight-page DTH costs $1,500 to print
and that advertising finances $1,200 of
that cost. She said to publish a 12-page
paper. $2,000 in advertising revenue
must be collected because printing costs
will increase next year.
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A question of aesthetics and culture
by Russell Gardner
Staff Writer
Six years ago, UNC scientists Norman
S. T. Chen and Eng-Shang H uang v isited
Chapel Hill's first Chinese restaurant.
Both were dissatisfied with the
decorations and menu offered and
decided to open their own restaurant.
"The restaurant calling itself Chinese
did not have a genuine oriental
atmosphere." Chen says. "The
decorations did not symbolize genuine
Chinese culture. The food offered was too
Americanized and the menus so limited
that people didn't have much of a
selection."
Chen, a research analyst at the cancer
research center, and Huang, an assistant
professor of medicine, spent the next four
years building up capital for their
restaurant and learning more about the
Chapel Hill area. In 1974. Wen-Ping
Wang, now a post doctorate in chemistry,
became the third partner in the
restaurant project.
Chen spent the next two years visiting
Chinese restaurants around the United ,
States. Finally, in September 1976. the
three opened Peking Garden on West
Franklin Street.
Chen says Peking Garden's most
distinctive features are its decor, menu
and privacy.
"We spent over 4.000 hours working on
the interior decorations. We've tried to
depict highlights of the 5.000 years of
Chinese history in our interior."
Afsin Meymandi, a UNC chemistry
student, designed the interior and painted
more than 900 square feet of murals.
"Mey mandi is a genius artist. But at the
very beginning he didn't know anything
about Chinese culture. After a short
period of time doing research in the
library, he started designing and painting
the interior in a very professional.
Chinese way," Chen said.
The paintings, which are done in vivid
colors, are framed by windows and reflect
a small part of the Chinese philosophy.
One painting depicts evil and good men
being judged. "Chinese philosophers
believe the good man will always win."
Chen said.
Another depicts a girl crying beside the
Great Wall of China. "This is a very
famous story in Chinese history that
happened about 2,000 years ago." Chen'
said. "The girl's husband was recruited by
the king to build the Great Wall. The king
recruited men to build and then treated
them like slaves. In Chinese history, the
king has been criticized a lot because of
this inhumanity.
"The king made a great contribution to
China when he built the wall, but there's
also a moral question. The Chinese
believe that anything that interrupts the
happy family will be punished by God.
Many believe the Great Wall is falling
down as a punishment "because so many
men died building it."
Chen says a painting of a Chinese
beauty presented problems for the
Persian designer.
"He painted the Chinese beauty over 10
times. Each time, most Americans liked it
but no Chinese liked it. 1 finally gave him
a feeling of w hat a Chinese beauty looks
like and he painted her beautifully.
"A Chinese beauty should have crying
eyes, with skin so delicate that you can
squeeze the juice out of it. The waist
should be so small that two of your
fingers can break it. This is a feeling I gave
the designer. The real Chinese beauty
looks like a delicate girl, and it's really
pretty."
The designer spent 700 hours on' a
plexiglass design at the rear of the
restaurant. '
"This represents the sum of three
different trees that grow in China in the
winter bamboo, pine and plum. In
China, they are still growing in the winter
and are called 'Friends in a Cold Winter.4
We picked them as one of our windows
because we wanted them to represent our
three owners and our everlasting
friendship and business.
"The second plexiglass painting is of a
painter painting a dragon. The Chinese
believe that the eye is the hardest part of
the dragon to paint. If the eye is too real,
the dragon may fly away."
When all the paintings are completed,
Peking Garden will have five distinct
rooms. The main dining room is called
"Peking Palace." Four smaller rooms will
have Hawaiian. Mongolian, Japanese
and Formosa n themes.
The owners built the booths of the
restaurant according to the design of the
Forbidden City. The major joints of the
booths have no nails in them, which is
how the Forbidden City is constructed.
"People enjoy sitting in booths because
they feel they have a lot of privacy." Chen
said. "The booths are designed in a zig
zag way. We built them so they gave room
and privacy enough for a football player
and a basketball player. We had real
1 players come in and check the booths for
roominess and privacy."
Chen said the restaurant's food is
authentic Chinese.
"We have four chefs specializing in the
four principal schools of Chinese
cooking: Peking (Northern Chinese
style). Szcchuan (Hunan and Western
Chinese style). Canton (Foochow or
Southern Chinese style) and Shanghai
(Eastern Chinese style). We also have a
chef specializing in appetizers," Chen
said.
"Faculty members at UNC have given
us much input on every thing. That's their
contribution.
"The whole idea of our restaurant is
summarized in one sentence on our
exterior sign, 'Enjoy Chinese food in the
depth of Chinese culture!" 1
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Staff photo by Roum Wilson
This is one of the over 900 square feet
of murals painted and designed by
UNC chemistry student Afsin
Meymandi for the Peking Garden
Restaurant.
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