Matt Wilson gets shot at talented Yankee batting order
By PETE MITCHELL
pitcher Matt Wilson
might have quite a time
getting to sleep.
He knows that on
he'll be on the mound
alone, and glaring in at
the New York Yankees
one by one as they step
into the batter's box.
That could make one
"I'm real nervous right now," Wilson said at
the suggestion of facing such superstars as
Mickey Rivers, Reggie Jackson, Chris
Chambliss, etc. of the American League pennant
winner. "It's the biggest thing that's ever
happened to me. I know I'll be thinking about it
all Friday night and so will the rest of the team."
Cary Boshamer Stadium is sold out and the
UNC-TV network will broadcast the big event
on channel 4.
Despite all the fanfare, UNC Coach Walter
Rabb remained fairly calm in sizing up his team's
"The players are real excited about it, of
course, but I'm not all that steamed up," Rabb
said. "It just depends on how good we play and
how good the Yankees want to play. But you
know, they're going to pop up and ground out
just like us."
M aybe so, but the eyes of some of those clad in
pinstripes are sure to light up when first
introduced to Boshamer's friendly dimensions.
It's definitely not in the game plan to try to
smoke the ball past the visitors according to
"I'm going to pitch the same as 1 always pitch,
looking to throw strikes," the Robersonville
junior said. "But there will be a lot more curves
and off speed stuff. Look at the lineup and all
those great hitters."
According to public relations director Mickey
Martin, most of the regulars will be making the
trip, but Jim "Catfish" Hunter, a North Carolina
native, will not start on the mound as expected.
Instead, Manager Billy Martin (as he did against
the University of Florida), will start a minor
league pitcher named Gil Patterson.
1 n their exhibition game with the New Yorkers
several weeks ago, the Gator squad led 8-4 going
into the ninth before losing, 10-9. After the
hitting performance by Florida, the Yankees
called the UNC Athletic Office and requested
that no aluminum bats be used for the game in
You -can be sure that the Tar Heel hitters
would go up to the plate against the American
League champs with plastic bats if they had to.
just for the experience.
In fact, Carolina has been hitting the ball of
late and might raise a ruckus before the
thousands who will pack the permanent seats
and surrounding dormitories and hillsides. The
Tar Heels boast of three .300 hitters as they begin
the most important segment of their season
Jim Rouse is hitting .343 to lead the team, but
is injured now with a dislocated shoulder. Steve
Coats, the Heels' regular leftfielder is at .31 1 and
P. J. Gay, who was up around .425, has tailed off
Others like Randy Warrick, Jim Atkinson and
Kevin Haeberle are coming on and Rabb will
need their bats in this stretch which includes
Maryland at home on Sunday, away games with
Wake Forest and N.C. State and a return home
for a single game with South Carolina next week
before a visit to Clemson.
Carolina will take batting practice from 12:30
1:10 Saturday, the Yankees from 1:10-1:50. The
two teams will then take infield practice until
Wilson (3-2, 1.42 ERA,) assumes the spotlight on
"It could be something I can tell my
grandchildren," he said about his upcoming
Saturday will be cloudy
with a chance of rain
and the temperature
near 70. Today will be
sunny and warm, with
the temperature again
Volume No. 84, Issue No. 124
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Serving the students and the University community since 1X93
Friday, April 1, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
If you woke up and
found an egg in your
shoe (crush, ooze,
yuck!), maybe you will
discover the name of
the foolish perpetrator
in the April Fools Day
messages on page 2.
Please call us: 933-0245
By ROBERT THOMASON
The heat plaguing House Undergraduate
Library will be alleviated when the building's
air conditioning is turned on next week,
according to Ron Phillips, supervisor of air
conditioning for the Emerson Field
The air conditioning has been off since
January due to Governor Hunt's request for
a reduction in energy use, Phillips said.
A recent monitoring of the temperature on
the lower floor of the library showed that the
temperature fluctuated between 80 and 85
degrees. The humidity ranged between 40
and 50 per cent.
"Normally we have air conditioning all
year round," Phillips said. "When we were
told we .had to cut back on energy use, we
did. Otherwise we would have had to send
Phillips also explained that the system is
not in operation because of repairs: "We
have to take care of them like a car. If you
don't maintain a car it will break down on
"Every few years we have to close the
chillers down and repair them. It's hard to
keep them in perfect repair all the time. If all
goes well we can have them back in
operation on Monday."
The refrigeration system works on a heat
absorption principle. "Chillers" at Emerson
Field refrigerate the water, which is then
piped to the library. Air is blown through
cold coils containing the chilled water and is
thus chilled itself. The cool air is then
ventilated throughout the building while the
water heated in the exchange returns to the
The library staff has received many
complaints about the heat. David Taylor,
head of the library, said the suggestion box
was flooded with requests to turn the
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ecision on student voting
praised by commissioners
Staff photo by Bill Russ
This student has loosened his shirt to ease the discomfort of studying in the
Undergraduate Library, where temperatures have risen as high as 85 degrees, and
the humidity hovers at about 50 per cent.
By JEFF COLLINS
The N.C. Board of Elections' decision to
uphold Orange County's method of
determining the residency status of students
was the proper decision based on the
evidence presented to them, according to
Orange County Commissioner Richard
"The evidence showed that the Orange
County Board of Elections had indeed taken
great pains in following state law," Whitted
Whitted is one of two county
commissioners who election was challenged
by the Orange Committee, a group of area
Democrats seeking to purge county
registration lists of students. The committee
requested a new primary and general
election for the two commission seats filled
in the election last fall.
"The (state board's) decision should put to
rest the animosity generated by the Orange
Committee. It certainly has put my mind at
ease," Whitted said.
"The people of Orange County should
realize now that students are bona Fide
citizens of the county and have the right to
participate in its government."
Donald Willhoit. the other commissioner
elected last fall, also expressed satisfaction at
the state board's decision.
"I really couldn't see how they could come
to any other decision," Willhoit said. "They
(the Orange Committee) didn't have any
specific evidence that state law had been
Lucious Cheshire, chairperson of the
Orange Committee, cited the Hall vs. Wake
County case as evidence supporting his
group's claims, Willhoit said.
Hall is an N.C. State student who was
denied the right to register in Wake County
by the registrar. However. HallVcourt suit
against the county was successful, and her
right to vote in Wake County was protected
by the state Supreme Court.
A major complaint made by the Orange
Committee has been that students are
allowed to establish residency status while
most do not list for county tax purposes.
According to Willhoit, the group reached
this conclusion after it checked the Colonial
Heights registration books and found that of
400 students registered to vote last fall, only
23 listed taxes in 1976.
"Alderman (Gerry) Cohen pointed out
that many of these students may have moved
in after the January deadline for paying
taxes," Willhoit said.
"Of course, there is no requirement of
paying taxes in order to vote. That's just a
personal prejudice of the Orange
Despite the committee's setback before
the state board, Cheshire said it plans to
continue its efforts to disqualify students
from voting in county elections.
22 students seeking refunds from Carrboro agency
By JAY JENNINGS
Twenty-two UNC students are seeking
refunds from a local charter company in
connection with a sailboat cruise from Ft.
Lauderdale Fla., to the Bahamas during
The claimants are represented by Student
Atty. Dorothy Bernholz. Most are asking for
a full refund of $275 from Jim Edwards of
Island Charters Co. of Carrboro.
Edwards organized and promoted the
cruise, which was to consist of 10 boats and
approximately 100 persons, mostly UNC
students. The 22 students went on four or
five of the boats, while those who went on the
other five or six boats apparently were
satisfied w ith the trip and five-day stay in the
Several boats experienced mechanical
trouble and never reached the Bahamas
Island, the students said. Other complaints
ranged from overcrowding and lack of
cooking utensils on the boats to
inexperienced and unlicensed boat captains.
Edwards is also the defendant against
refund claims by six persons who went on a
similar cruise sponsored by the UNC Sailing
Club during Christmas break. Those
claimants say their boats, contracted for by
Edwards, either showed up late or not at all.
The Sailing Club case has been referred to
the state attorney general's office. Andrew
Vanore of the attorney general's staff said he
is trying to get their refunds without going to
court. Vanore said Edwards has promised to
Student legal-aid court hearing set for Monday
By CHARLENE HAVNAER
A hearing on a complaint challenging the
constitutionality of a fyC. statute
prohibiting a program of prepaid legal
services for UNC students will be held in
Charlotte Federal District Court Monday.
The complaint was filed in January by
Student Atty. Dorothy Bernholz, former
Student Body President Billy Richardson
and Leland Barbour, a sophomore from
The statute in question prohibits prepaid
legal services which restrict the right of a
client to select his own attorney.
The complaint states that the statute is
unconstitutional because Student
Government and the students it represents
"have a protected right, under the First and
Fourteenth Amendments, to seek legal
representation of their choice under
conditions -of their choice, including
representation under a closed-panel group
The complaint arose after a legal-services
plan submitted by Student Government in
February 1 976 was rejected by the N.C. State
Bar Council on the grounds that it violated
The plan would have allowed Student
Government to contract an attorney for legal
services and fund the service with student
This proposal was amended to include an
opt-out feature allowing students to select an
attorney if they chose not to use the one
provided by Student Government. Under
the plan, they would be partially reimbursed
for attorney's fees.
The council approved this proposal on
April 16, 1976, and the service was started.
The legal difference in the two plans is that
one is an open-panel plan and one is a closed-
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Self -succession bill likely to pass
Raleigh, N.C. (UPI) If the right to seek a
second term can be good for future
governors, it can be good for Gov. James B.
Hunt Jr., a senate committee was told
Sen. Luther Britt (D-Robeson) sponsor of
a constitutional amendment on
gubernatorial succession, said ths proposal
would remove the "lame duck" stigma to
governors in the second half of their four
"If it is good for future governors to
succeed themselves, then 1 believe it is good
for Gov. Hunt," Britt told the Constitutional
The measure would let both Hunt and Lt.
Gov. James C. Green, and future governors
and lieutenant governors, seek a second
successive term. The proposal would have to
be approved in a statewide vote, expected
either this fall or in 1978. Green is against the
A survey released Thursday evening
showed Hunt backers have almost lined up
the 72 votes needed to get the bill through the
House, but there remains a large bloc of
The survey, made by broadcast reporters
covering the legislature, showed 61 members
backing succession with 28 members
undecided on the issue.
A public hearing on the issue has been
scheduled for April 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the
Arms talks disagreement
WASHINGTON-(UPI) The United
States and the Soviet Union clashed
Thursday over whether U.S. nuclear arms
proposals are "one-sided" or "extremely
fair," but formally agreed to resume
negotiations on neutral ground in May.
In a communique marking the end of this
week's Moscow negotiations, the two
nations glossed over their failure to reach
any strategic arms limitation accord and
announced instead they will resume SALT
talks this May in Geneva. -
The document also committed them to
discuss Middle East peace prospects,
including possible resumption of the Geneva
peace conference among Arab nations and
But Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei
Gromyko hit hard at the U.S. nuclear arms
proposals during a Moscow news
conference, and President Carter quickly
indicated that he means to stand by the
negotiating position the Kremlin has
rejected and play a waiting game, if need
WASHINGTON (UPI) Public officials
who feared a dramatic increase in marijuana
smoking as state laws dropped criminal
penalties for its use now generally say their
fears were groundless, a National
Governors' Conference study reported
The study found states could save money
on law enforcement and court proceedings
by reducing penalties for private possession
of small amounts of marijuana, and health
care costs can be cut by deemphasizing
pay the money.
Student Atty. Bernholz would not
comment on the spring cruise case. "I would
hate to hurt my students' claims," she said.
On the advice of his lawyer, Edwards
declined to comment on either case. "We
want to resolve this as fast as we can," he
said. "I don't want to jeopardize it in any
David Cribbs, a student who is applying
for a refund from the spring cruise, said a
shackle on his boat broke soon after leaving
Florida, causing a girl to be struck on the
head by the boat's boom. She was taken to a
hospital and found to have a concussion. -
Cribbs said he understood that his skipper
had never sailed in the area before. At dawn,
land was sighted, which the skipper said was
Bimini in the Bahamas.
"That was the same lighthouse on Ft.
Lauderdale I'd been staring at all night,"
Cribbs said. The boat returned to Ft.
Lauderdale and disembarked.
Tripp Timberlake, said his boat suffered a
loss of steering due to leaking hydraulic fluid
and was forced to return to Ft. Lauderdale.
Another boat got within five miles of
Bimini, according to passenger Roxe Aiken,
when the rudder broke. They were towed
back to Ft. Lauderdale by the U.S. Coast
After repairs, Aiken's boat reembarked,
but the rudder broke again. The second time
they drifted in the ocean from Sunday night,
March 6, to Wednesday, March 9, before
being towed back to Florida.
Aiken said she is applying directly to
Edwards for a refund, because "I have some
faith in him."
Students on some boats were satisfied
with the cruise. Steve Hornaday said his
skipper knew the waters. He said his ship
landed on Bimini as planned and "we had a
Nancy Teer said her boat's compass was
30 to 40 degrees off, causing them to land on
Grand Bahama Island instead of Bimini.
Their cruise also took 40 hours intead of the
normal 12 to 14.
Teer said dockside observers on Grand
Bahama warned her group of safety
violations on her boat, including
overcrowding and insufficient life
to be regulated
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Sunny, spring weather seems to bring , out the best in
everyone . . This student pensively eyes the photographer,
perhaps in response to an April Fool's trick. (We told her that her
socks were on fire, but she didn't for it.)
Next year at this time UNC will have the beginnings of a
new energy-conservation system to regulate heat and air
conditioning in all campus buildings.
The Advisory Budget commission is reviewing cost figures
for the system, and an engineering design contract will be
awarded within two months, according to John Temple,
assistant vice chancellor for business.
"There will be a nine-month design period, and then bids for
the first increments will start this time next year," Temple said.
He said total cost of the system will be $2 million. Studies on
its effectiveness will be made after the first $75,000 is spent.
Joseph Straley of the physics and astronomy depts. said
that although UNC has a very efficient heat supply from its
power plant, buildings often are overheated and waste energy.
"Many of these buildings on campus were built back in the
dark ages and are operated at too high a level," Straley said.
"We're spending around $5 million a year on energy for the
University, and the new system will save $1 million of that
each year it will be in operation," Straley said.
"After three years we should make up the investment cost."
Straley said the UNC energy system was complex and
difficult to regulate. Heat pipes are located underground, and
that makes it difficult to determine how much energy is going
to each building, he said.
An Grange County energy-conservation task-force study
found that UNC used one-fifth of the energy used in the
county. The power plant that produces University energy uses"
the heat by-product from making electricity to heat the
"Only 4 per cent of the power plants in the U.S. use this
efficient method called process heating," Straley said.