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Last in liquor?
North Carolina may be
first in freedom, but it's
last in liquor, according
to Dan Fesperman. See
his column on page 6.
Serving the students and the University, community since 1893
Thursday, February 10, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Volume No. 84. Issue No. 94
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Greg Porter, DTH editor-elect, (left) captured about 52 per cent of the vote, while in
the student body presidential race, Mark Miller (right) will face either Tal Lassiter or
Final tally in
by Laura Seism
RALEIGH Oohs, ahs and enthusiastic
applause filled the chambers of the N.C. House of
Representatives, Wednesday when its members
voted 61-55 to approve the Equal Rights
A standing-room-only crowd, mostly ERA
supporters, packed the House gallery during the
debates, which lasted less than an hour. Waiting
expectantly for the results of the electronic voting,
the crowd leaned forward, bursting into applause
when the final tally appeared on the screen.
The amendment now goes to the Senate for
approval. A favorable vote there would make
North Carolina the 36th state to ratify ERA.
Thirty-eight states must approve it by March
1979, for it to become law. ERA would take effect
two years after ratification by the required 38
The House tentatively had approved the
Meeting set to organize group
Students seek quarry
by Leslie Seism
On warm, sunny days in the past, the
beaches of the Pittsboro rock quarry
overflowed with sunbathers, the water
rippled with swimmers and the 30-foot
rocky cliff was filled with divers.
That was before July 26, 1976, when
the Chatham County Sheriffs
Department began making arrests for
criminal trespassing; and the American
Look! Up in
It's a man embarrassed in the loo...
MORR1STOWN, N.J. (UPI) A man caught with his pants down on a crowded
airliner says someone ought to pay for his embarrassment.
Herbert Rosen of Randolph, N.J., is trying to get the money from American
Airlines because, he claims, one of its pilots barged in on him while he was
occupying the restroom during a flight from Newark to Puerto Rico in 1975.
According to a suit he filed Tuesday in state Superior Court, Rosen said he was
"sitting on the toilet in the privacy of the locked lavatory, trousers and
undergarments lowered," when the pilot, Capt. W. J. Roth, opened the door with a
special key. .
Rosen said he was exposed to the full viev of the other passengers who peered
through the lavatory door.
He said the unlocking -of the lavatory door was an outrageous act.
Rosen requested damages for physical and mental pain, but he left the amount of
the award up to the court. . '
and a man slapping stewardesses
MIAMI (UPI) A Texas oildriller has been charged with air piracy for swatting
two stewardesses on the behinds during a trans-Atlantic flight.
Audrey Bumgard, 45, of Galveston is charged under the federal air piracy statute
which makes it a felony, punishable by imprisonment up to 20 years and a $ f0,000
fine, for conviction of anyone who, "while on an aircraft in U.S. jurisdiction,
assaults, intimidates or threatens a crew member or flight attendant so as to
interfere with his duties."
Stewardesses Patti DeWoody and Jane Otto testified at an arraignment hearing.
Ms. DeWoody told the judge she did not consider four "hard slaps on my rear end
a flirtatious advance." She said the third slap on her bottom was so hard "that I
almost lost my footing and fell."
After the third blow, she said she notified the plane's captain and then warned
Bumgard to stop. A few minutes later, she said, she felt a whack in the same place.
I told him each time, 4Cut that out,' and he mimicked me," the stewardess
amendment Tuesday by a 64-52 vote. The final
vote Wednesday could be reconsidered if a
representative who voted in favor of the
amendment asked for a new vote within 24 hours.
But Rep. John Ed Davenport, D-Nash, who
offered a motion during debate Tuesday that
would have killed ERA, said after the final vote he
did not plan to pressure anyone into changing his
opinion on the amendment.
Rep. Patricia S. Hunt, D-Orange, a. strong
supporter of ERA, said she did not expect a move
for reconsideration. "I would be extremely to see
any move for reconsidering it," she said. "Those
(the 61 favorable votes) are hardcore, solid votes."
House Speaker Carl Stewart, D-Gaston, also
As tar as the Senate vote goes. Hunt said the
biggest hurdle would be securing a favorable
report on the bill from the Senate Constitutional
Amendments Committee. She cited a recent
newspaper survey that reported a majority in the
Stone Co., owner of the quarry, began
prosecuting those arrested.
But if UNC law student Dennis
Lorance has his way, the rock quarry
will once again become a haven for
sunbathers, swimmers and divers.
Lorance is organizing a group of
students to make plans with the
, American Stone Co. about reopening
the quarry. A meeting for interested
persons is scheduled by Lorance for
4:30, Feb. 15 in the South Gallery
the sky I
Bill Moss in the runoff Feb. 16. Election
standing) helps count votes Wednesday
pushes ERA through
Senate favor ratification.
Bobbi Matthews, chairperson of North
Carolinians Against ERA, watched the vote from
the gallery. She said afterwards that ERA
proponents rushed the amendment .through the
House, and opponents did not have time to
Matthews said her group will continue to
distribute literature on ERA and encourage ERA
opponents to write their legislators. "This has
shown them (ERA opponents) the necessity of
making their wishes known," she said. "They are
stunned that they didn't have the opportunity or
the time to activite the grass roots movement."
Debate was calm Wednesday, and' Tnost
representatives listened attentively to the speeches
of their fellow legislators. But only two. Hector
Ray, D-Cumberland, and Henry M. Tyson, D
Cumberland, cast votes different from those they
cast Tuesday. Both had voted yes then.
Rep. Ernest B. Messer, D-Haywood, urged the
Meeting Room of the Carolina Union to
discuss reopening the quarry. All
persons are invited to attend.
"It's a damn nice place to swim, picnic
or float on a raft," Lorance said. "It's a
very good'recreational site."
The quarry was closed in July when
the Chatham County Commissioners
received complaints from quarry
neighbors about the noise and crowds
the quarry had drawn. The
commissioners asked the American
Stone Co, to prosecute trespassers, and
since, more than 100 persons, have been
arrested and prosecuted.
Lorance said the president of the
American Stone Co., Richard Batum,
has expressed interest in "opening the
popular area again, but subject to the
formation of a plan whicfi would
include policing and maintenance.tasks
and would not offend neighbors.
One of Lorance's plans is to open the
quarry as a membership club, a set-up
which would provide revenue for
policing and maintenance.
Batum was quoted in the Daily Tar
Heel in September as saying, "If we can
work things out with the neighbors, the
commissioners and the people that go
there, I would be interested in seeing
people continue to get enjoyment out of
the quarry." He was contacted Tuesday,
but he said he preferred not to coment
until firm plans have been made.
"I told Lorance that if he could arouse
enough interest, we could consider this.
But first I would talk to the county
commissioners," Batum said.
Earl Thomas, chairperson of the
Chatham County commissioners, said
Tuesday he had not been contacted by
anyone seeking to reopen the quarry to
the public and could make no comment
until he had.
The quarry is located 14 miles south
of Chapel Hill. Until several years ago,
the quarry was used by the stone
company . After the site was
abandoned, local residents began using
it for recreation.
The quarry was never officially
opened to the public, but prior to July
26, the American Stone Co. did not .
enforce trespassing laws.
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Staff photos by Allen Jernigan
Board Chairperson Craig Brown (center,
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Staff photo by Bill Russ
Research Triangle Institute has a machine capable of producing 100 to 200
marijuana cigarettes a day. But these joints arent used for pleasure; they are shipped
to licensed researchers across the country.
Legal joints rolled at RTI
by Merton Vance
The federal government is making
marijuana cigarettes under tight security at
the Research Triangle Institute (RTI).
The government was keeping the project
quiet, but word leaked out last week, and
rumors and misinformation began to spread
about the project. -
"It's not a secret or anything, but we are
very concerned with the safety of some of our.
people," a spokesperson for RTI said
Wednesday. The spokesperson asked not to
The marijuana cigarettes are produced in
RTI and shipped to legitimate and licensed
researchers around the country.
The marijuana is stored in a bank vault
under tight security to prevent theft
The spokesperson said that up to 1,000
pounds of marijuana might be stored at RTI
at any one time, but he said the amount is
"It's moving in and out of here all the
time," he said.
A machine in RTI can make from 100 to
Recount to determine foe;
DTH amendment approved
by Toni Gilbert,
Jaci Hughes and
' Staff Writers
Greg Porter captured the editorship
of the Daily Tar Heel in Wednesday's
campus-wide election with 52 per cent of
Mark Miller will face either Tal
Lassiter or Bill Moss in the. runoff for
student body president Wednesday,
Porter took 2,679 votes, 52 per cent of
the total vote. Sam Fulwood followed
with 1,228 and Mike York took third
place with 1,090.
Moss, who trailed Lassiter by 16
votes, asked for a recount, which will be
made today. The Elections Board has 72
hours to verify the count.
With only thiee of 20 polling boxes
counted, the DTH constitutional
amendment will apparently pass by a
wide margin. The amendment will
H ouse to ratify ERA. "We've dragged our feet for
centuries," he said. "We almost didn't get into the
Union. We almost didn't pass the amendment
giving women the right to vote. 1 think it's about
time we make our vote count."
Rep. Joy J. Johnson, D-Robeson, echoed
Messer's sentiments. "Why should women wait
for another 100 years to litigate for rights and
equal opportunity?" he asked. "Blacks have been
litigating for more than 100 years, and we are still
But Rep. Peter W. Hairston, D-Davie, was riot
convinced. "1 will vote no, not to be against
women, but to be in favor of -attempti.Dg.tp uphold
our citizens who have to depend on our courts to
Rep. H. M. Michaux Jr., D-Durham, noted,
"Whether 1 open the door or give up my seat for a
woman that's for me to decide. But for me to
deny anyone equality under the law, I don't think
that's for me to decide."
200 marijuana cigarettes a day when it is
running at full speed. The cigarettes are
packaged and shipped to researchers.
Applications to receive marijuana from
RTI are under close supervision and
Researchers can request marijuana for
research through the National Institute on
Drug Abuse in Washington. When the
institute receives and approves requests, it
sends the orders to RTI.
The marijuana processed at RTI is grown
under government contract by the
U niversity of Mississippi. The location of the
University of Mississippi marijuana fields is
Once the marijuana is processed and
turned into cigarettes at RTI, it is packaged
in cans, boxed and shipped out marked "first
Last week, word of the project appeared in
several North Carolina newspapers. Some of
the information in those articles was
incorrect, according to RTI officials. They
said they are not trying to keep the story
quiet but were disturbed because some of the
information was misleading. The stories said
there were larger amounts of marijuana at
RTI than there actually are.
guarantee the Daily Tar Heel a
minimum of 16 per cent of student fees
appropriations yearly and establish a
separate board of directors to serve as
publisher for the Daily Tar Heel.
By midnight last night, votes had not
been tallied for Carolina Athletic
Association president, Residence Hall
Association president. Senior Class
officers or Campus Governing Council
- Ballots were counted this morning
until 1 a.m. Counting will resume at 9:30
Porter said he felt confident of a win
after the returns from the Y-Court box
"I thought that the only question
tonight was whether we could kick it
over the top with a strong majority,"
He attributed the win to the work of
his staff, noting that the other two
candidates launched effective media
Miller, the leader in the presidential
race, said he was confident as soon as
the medical school returns came early in
"I was hoping for a miracle," Miller
said. "I'm just glad we had such a strong
lead going into the runoff."
Craig Brown, Election Board
chairperson, said the voter turn out was
not significantly lower than last year.
"It was higher in grad districts this
time, but there was some drop off in the
dorms," Brown said.
He said low voter turn out in the
Carolina Union and Y-Court caused an
overall drop in votes.
Moss said he did -not know what to
expect from the recount.
- "I'm glad to be this far, and I'm very
happy to have gotten the support I got
against two very good candidates,"
Lassiter had.no comment.
gain old form
to blast Terps
by Grant Vosburgh
With 5:20 left in the first half, jammed
pack Carmichael Auditorium rocked with
the loudest and rowdiest ovation since
Walter Davis' 30-footer against Duke in
1974. John Kuester had just swished a 15
footer to put the Tar Heels up 35-23 against
the Maryland Terrapins. Twenty seconds
later, Kuester, the starter that isn't supposed
to score, netted another one. The rafters
Certainly, the Tar Heels' scoring binge
during that period gave fans reason to cheer.
But there is little doubt that the ecstatic
supporters were letting out three weeks of
pent-up anxieties, frustrations and
disappointments. The Tar Heels finally
looked like the UNC team that demolished
Clemson and Virginia in January.
With a minute left in the game and the
Heels putting the finishing touches on an
. impressive 97-70 pasting of the visiting
Terps, the fans roared again, this time
singing the strains of the Maryland victory
During the 40-minute exhibition, there
had been plenty to console fans who had
been worried that UNC had lost its killer
instinct. Plenty of defense. Plenty of
rebounds. Plenty of offense.
And for that other worry, whether the
Heels could preserve a lead, well the famed
Four Corners spread offense was not even
The Tar H eels outscored the Terrapins 1 3
4 in the early part of the first half and let
them get as close as eight only once the
remainder of the game.
It was a tough loss for Maryland Coach'
Lefty Driesell, who was hoping to stay in
contention for the regular season title.
"They beat the devil out of us," Driesell
said. "This was a night we should have stayed
home. I'm a tough guy. I'm not going to quit.
I've never quit in my life and I'm not starting
now, and neither are any of those guys in
there. If they do, they'll be gone. I don't want
to say any more because I might say the
wrong thing. Exit stage right."
UNC's Walter Davis led all scorers with 25
points. Center Tommy LaGarde added 19,
Kuester had 16, 0'Kore'n scored 15 and Phil
Ford had 10. For Maryland, Brad Davis had
20 points and Mike Davis added 16. ,