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Volume No. 84, Issue No. 99
Red-hot UNC
bulls by USF
in 100-65 win
by Grant Vosburgn
Sports Editor
When Phil Ford casually lofts a set shot
from 25 feet out, on a fast break even, with
still over 14 minutes left in a game no less,
well, it's a tell-tale sign. And when that same
bomb, launched from somewhere near
South Campus, swishes the net cleanly, well,
then the secret's over.
Actually, there was little about UNCs 35
point win over the visiting Brahman Bulls
from South Florida that was in doubt
Wednesday night, except whether the 11th
ranked Tar Heels would hit that golden
century mark on the scoreboard. And that,
too, was decided when a sprawling Randy
Wiel dished off a loose ball to teammate Ged
Doughton who banked in a two-footer with
only six seconds left, making the final score
The majority of the damage was done by.
the Heels' blistering fast break and hounding
The pressure tactics applied by UNCs
starting five was so effective, in fact, that
official scorekeepers probably thought they
were going to get the night off. It was not
until five minutes into the game that South
Florida could score. Finally, USFs 6-foot-1
1 Steve Stanford hit a turn-around jamper
from the side for the first two points.
Thanks to Stanford, the Bulls managed to
keep scoring and turned a J2-0
em harassment into a 25-1& battle. Stanford,
who had all the grace of a World War II
German tank, bulled his way inside and out
to emerge with some rather impressive
statistics. He gunned 1 1 times from the floor,
hitting on target nine of those times. He also
grabbed 10 rebounds and rejected five Tar
Heel shots.
"1 think they (freshmen centers Rich
Yonakor and Jeff Wolf, who split time due
to the injuries to Tommy LaGardeand Steve
Krafcisin) both were a little shell-shocked on
defense," UNC Head Coach Dean Smith
said of the pair's performance against
Stanford. "It takes two of them to make up
for one LaGarde." (Smith added that there is
a possibility that Krafcisin will play against
Virginia Sunday, while LaGarde , is
However, Smith countered the single-man
attack, launching a blitzkrieg-like raid on
USF with 13 different players before
The Tar Heels' numerous substitutions
apparently wore down the listless Brahman
Bulls late in the first half. With eight minutes
left before intermission, Carolina began a
three-minute spurt, out-scoring the visitors
15-2. The half ended with UNC holding a
solid 46-29 lead.
After halftime ceremonies, during which
time retiring Carolina coaches Marvin Allen
(soccer) and Walter. Rabb (baseball) were
honored, the Tar Heels picked up where they
left off, running the Bulls ragged with a
potent race-horse fast break" and dead-eye
shooting that resulted in a 76.9 second-half
field goal percentage. The Heels, now 18-4
on the year, finished the game with a 67.8
Once again, Walter Davis led all Tar Heel
scorers with 20 points, including six of eight
from the line. The supporting cast included
Ford with 14 points, John Kuester with 13,
reserve guard Tom Zaliagiris with 12 and
freshman forward Mike 0'K.oren with 10.
Thirteen ACC tournament tickets for
students who signed up on sheet 18 are
available in the ticket office on a first-come,
first-serve basis today through Monday, 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students must present their
IDs to claim the tickets.
by Leslie Seism
Staff Writer
If state funding is approved. East
Carolina University will become the
first North Carolina school to open its
doors to the deaf with a program for
baccalaureate degrees.
Three deaf students are enrolled at
UNC-G, but without a specialized
program, and Central Piedmont
Community College at Charlotte allows
deaf students to earn two-year degrees.
Only 42 U.S. schools offer post
secondary education for the deaf. Of
these, only two are solely for deaf
"Deaf students ought to have the
same alternatives for college that
hearing students have, said Ranee
H enderson, director of the N.C. Schools
for the Deaf.
If the program is implemented, ECU
will admit seven or eight graduates from
the N.C. Schools for the Deaf.
Instruction will be through interpreters,
who will translate lectures into sign
The program's implementation at
ECU hinges upon an estimated $40,000
in state funding. If the funds are
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Senior forward Walter Davis led UNC in scoring for yet another game, chipping in 20
points to the Tar Heels' 100-65 romp past South Florida Wednesday night in
Carmichaei Auditorium. Here.Davisdrivesinfortwo points while the Brahman Bulls'
Rick WagnerJlC34) and Newton Fairweather (20) and UNCs Mike O'Koren get
position under the boards. The 1 1th-ranked Heels upped their season record to 18-4.
Don't be discouraged if it takes a lifetime
Searching for roots? Try digging in Wilson Library
by Don Ward
DTH Contributor
Alex Haley, author of Roots, has
done what many of us, white and black,
wish we could do for ourselves-.find
out who our ancestors were and how
they faced life.
' If you want to learn about them but
don't know quite where to begin, a good
starting place is in the Wilson Library. If
you are from North Carolina, the North
Carolina Collection will prove helpful,
and for all Southerners the Southern
Historical Collection has rich resources.
"We have all North Carolina census
records in the North Carolina
Collection," said its curator, H. G.
Jones. Most are on microfilm and some
are indexed in book form.
"You're looking for names and
without them your job is much harder,"
Jones said. "Normal genealogical
sources are often unfruitful for black
offer specialized
approved, it is uncertain whether they
will come from the consolidated
University's budget or ECU's budget.
, "We are extremely hopeful. The
program has such merit as to justify its
existence, and we hope the General
Assembly will perceive it as such,"
Henderson said.
He said he hoped the decision would
be made soon. "This is the time of the
year high school -students start making
decisions. I'm afraid they w ill have made,
the decision to go elsewhere by the time
the funds come through."
The $40,000 will be used, to hire
interpreters and a program director.
Staff hiring will culminate a process
that began four years ago when a
committee from the N.C. Schools for
the Deaf approached officials at -the
Department of Human Resources
about post-secondary education for
deaf students. -
Committee chairperson James M.
Dixon, an eight-year member of the
board of directors for the N.C. Schools
for the Deaf, said state officials were
receptive to the committee's ideas.
Dixon observed a program at California
State University at NOrthridge,' which
Serving the students and the University community since IX9J
Thursday, February 17, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
genealogy. Prior to freedom, blacks
were not usually identified by last
name," he said. That might make it seem
impossible to compile a family tree for
blacks. It's possible, but it will take
patient methodical research.
Be sure 'to get as much information
about names and places your ancestors
lived before starting your library
research. Ask the oldest members of
your family about their early memories.
This not only means those closest to
you, but distant cousins, too. Some
perhaps who are not considered in the
family circle nevertheless share great
grandparents with you. This is where
you must begin.
If you know the name and location of
a certain ancestor in 1880, the census
will tell you the age. sex. color
(including mulatto), state or country of
birth and that person's parents' state or
country of birth. The 1870 census was
the first to include the name of every
former slave.
was chosen as the model for t he ECU
. "North Carolina has a fine preschool
program for the deaf, a fine grade school
program and a fine high school
program. But we weren't doing anything
for after high school," Dixon said.
Residents challenge voting
by Laura Seism
Staff Writer
HILLSBOROUGH The legality of
college students registering to vote in the
county where they attend school was
challenged at a meeting , of the Orange
County Commissioners Tuesday. ,
"We're not trying to slow down or prohibit
students from voting," said Lucius Cheshire,
chairperson of the Orange Committee, a
group of politically active Orange County
residents. "We want them to vote, but where
the law requires them to vote.
"We will ask the state Board of Elections
to require the Orange County Board of
Elections to purge our registration books of
all students who have not established their
residence in accordance with the law,"
Cheshire said.
If the state board refuses to act, Cheshire
said the committee would consider a lawsuit
against the state elections board.
in. light voter turnout "
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by Toni Gilbert
and Karen Millers
Staff Writers
Bill Moss defeated Mark Miller in the runoff election
Wednesday, winning 53 per cent of the vote in the race for
student body president.
Of the 3,965 votes cast. Moss received 2,105 votes and
Miller, 1,836. Miller led over Moss by 449 votes in the
elections last week.
David Royle was the easy victor in the race for Carolina
Athletic Association president, earning 2,644 votes to Gary
Mason's 932.
Moss said he was very surprised he won
"I didn't have any idea until 1 walked in, and the results
were up," he said. "1 think I'll comprehend all this next
Moss praised his opponent, saying Miller had a solid
campaign organization.
"1 thought Mark was a very strong candidate, a very
strong person. I have a lot of respect for Mark," he said.
He attributed a great deal of the win to his campaign
workers, especially his cocampaign managers Mark Paine
and Greg Underwood. '
"I'm very proud of the people who worked for me," Moss
said. "I'm really glad to win for their sake. They deserved a
good candidate; I'm not sure 1 was that person."
He added that his election was a "very humbling
experience." '
Moss also said endorsements he received affected the
outcome. "They were shots in the arm. They added
credibility to our campaign."
The Association for Women Students, the Black Student
Movement, the Graduate and Professional Students
Federation and Tal Lassiter endorsed Moss. Lassiter lost the
runoff bid to Moss by 19 votes in the election Feb. 9.
Miller received the endorsement of the Daily Tar Heel.
"We did everything we could to make it a clear cut
decision," Moss said. "We wanted people to know that if
they voted for Mark, that was good. Mark would make a
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Jones points out that the 1 850 census
listed slaves only by age, sex. color
(black or mulatto), whether a fugitive
and w hether manumitted (set free). The
index will help whites and some blacks
find ancestors quickly. The blacks listed
are free.
For the best primary source material.
Jones said. "The Southern Historical
Collection (SMC) is the greatest
collection there is,". There. Carolyn A.
Wallace, director of the SHC. warns
that a family tree cannot be constructed
in one or two visits. "If someone is
willing to spend lots of time, they
, probably will find some material." she
"They must have a pretty good idea of
where to start what family or
plantation. Information on blacks is
much much fuller during slavery. The
plantation owner often kept slave
records in journals. A journal might
include records of births, deaths,
purchases and sales of slaves from other
whose 19-year-old daughter Ls deaf.
He said ECU was chosen because
officials were enthusiastic about the
program and the school has worked
with handicapped students before.
ECU Vice Chancellor for Health
Affairs Edwin A. Monroe said he was
Cheshire cited a 1972 N.C. Supreme Court
decision in which the court held that if a
student lived in a town only as a student,
intending to leave upon graduation, he did
not establish a legal domicile there.
The court decision stated that there is a
presumption that a college student is a
resident of the town where his parents live,
although he may establish a new domicile.
The case cited by Cheshire involved a
Meredith College student fromTarboro who
registered to vote in Wake County. A lower
court ruled that she could register there, and
the N.C. Supreme Court upheld the
There are differences between residence
and domicile, the court decision stated.
Criteria for establishing legal domicile were
listed, but the court noted that none were
conclusive. The decision also stated that the
lower court could have ruled either way in
the case of the Meredith student.
plantations." she said.
"Former slaves sometimes borrowed
the name of their former owners, but
some didn't," Wallace said. Blacks
might be able to connect their name with
the name of a plantation owner in the
area where their ancestors lived.
Margaret Walker's Jubilee and How I
Wrote Juhilee. and Pauli Murray's
Proud Shoes provide revealing
examples of how to proceed. Wallace
said. Haley promises to explain his
methodology in Search. Walker praised
the Southern Historical Collection,
saying it "paid great dividends."
Another good place, to search is in
county courthouse records. Old county
records are kept in the Search Room of
the State Archives in Raleigh.
"You have to know places." said
Supervisor of the Search Room Betty
Yarbrough. Since records are kept by
county, you must know the particular
counties, in which you think your
ancestors lived.
enthusiastic about the program, but it
was not solicited by the schools.
"They came looking for us. It's not
something Dr. Monroe asked for or
ECU asked for. It's a coordinated effort
and a University-supported program,"
Monroe said.
by students
Cheshire reported that in the Country
Club precinct in Chapel Hill. 396 of the 528
votes cast in the last election were student
votes. Of these 396 students, only 21 listed
property for county tax purposes as of
January 1976. he said.
The Country Club precinct, which
stretches from the health sciences complex to
the General Administration Building,
includes several dormitories. Freshmen who
live in these dorms could have voted but
would not have been on county tax lists.
The commissioners passed a resolution
expressing their feeling that state election
laws should be upheld. Thomas. Holland,
chairperson of the county elections board,
said the board would act on any
irregularities pointed out to it.
Cheshire said the commission's resolution
satisfied him because it indicated support of
his group's position. He said the Ora nge
Committee will pursue the matter further.
for deaf
Sorry, Folks
Four-page papers are
such a hassle. Space
limitations forced us to
kill the crossword
puzzle today. The
answers to the
Wednesday puzzle will
appear Friday.
Please call us: 933-0245
Staff photo by Rouse Wilson
Bill Moss (above) apparently captured tne office of student
body president Wednesday in the runoff against Mark Miller.
Moss trailed Miller In the first vote a week ago.
Me maintained, however, that Mark's emphasis was on
continuing existing programs, while his was to open up
Student Government and represent the students.
"What we were trying to say was that it is time for a
change." Moss said.
Miller could not be reached for comment.
Royle attributed his win to effective campaigning and
endorsements in the Daily Tar Heel. He also said he felt
voters recognized that he had more experience than his
In runoff elections for Campus Governing Council seats,
the winners are:
District 4. Ira Friedlander; District 6. Emily Seelbinder;
District 16. Ken Smith: District 17,Nattcv Mattox; District
18. Phil Searcy.
The write-in winner for District 19 has not been
For blacks, Yarbrough said, "You
have to look up wills and estate papers
to find owners. Sometimes they will list
a first name and age."
In "Miscellaneous Papers" under the
county records, much information can
be found regarding the division of slaves
upon the death of an owner, sales,
runaways, freed slaves and more.
Marriages of former slaves became
officially recognized after the Civil War
ended through "cohabitation bonds." A
black staff member in the Search Room
said she found some of her ancestors
listed there.
The quest to know your personal
roots can go on for a lifetime. DonYbe
discouraged if you cannot trace your
family tree quickly. Alex Haley took 12
Carter says
living together
is a tax break
Carter acknowledged
Wednesday that persons "living in
sin" get a tax break.
He also told Agriculture
Department employees he had
discovered the advantage for
"sinners" was "further exagerated"
by his administration's economic
stimulus proposal under which the
standard deduction was set at $2,000
for couples and $2,400 for single
So Carter said he has amended his
proposal to set the deduction at
$2,100 or $2,200 for single persons
and $3,000 for couples.
Carter said he also wants to change
Social Security regulations and
welfare payments that encourage
family breakups through absentee
Last week Carter told Labor
Department employees that if they
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are living in sin, tney snouia get
married, because Ah family is the
foundation of Acan life.

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