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Volume 85, Issue No. 4
Order limits police
Car towing suspended;
$1 citations to be given
By CHIP PEARSALL
Tuesday was the first day since Aug. 15
that wreckers towed no vehicles from Chapel
Hill streets for violating a new town parking
A restraining order issued Monday by
Orange County Superior Court Judge
Henry A. McKinnon Jr. prohibits the town
from ordering vehicles towed which are
parked on 41 restricted streets between 9
a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The order came after UNC law student
Philip E. Williams filed suit Monday
morning against the town. The suit charges
that the ordinance, which allows some
residents to obtain special parking permits,
Vehicles parked in the zones without
permits are still subject to traffic citations
and parking tickets, however. Chapel Hill
Police Chief Herman L. Stone said
Wednesday officers will leave $1 parking
Stitt photo by L.C. Bartwur
The parking citation this student traffic
monitor is writing carries a fine that is
considerably less than the $27 one the
Chapel Hill police will be issuing now
that they can no longer tow.
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Police step up enforcement in
banning public drinking
By KEITH HOLLAR
Students who plan to do their beer
drinking in Chapel Hill should be careful not
to drink on the city's streets or sidewalks.
That's the word from Chapel Hill Police
Chief Herman Stone, whose department
arrested 12 to 15 persons this weekend for
violating a city ordinance prohibiting the
consumption of alcoholic beverages on city
Stone said the town police force is
stepping up enforcement in all areas of town
in response to complaints about drinking
and littering on the city streets.
"It's getting out of hand," Stone said
Tuesday. "We're having a lot of complaints
from all over town.
The penalty for conviction of public
consumption of alcohol, according to
magistrate Newell Cogdell, usually is $27,
By STEPHEN HARRIS
President Carter wants 2.5 million homes
with solar heat by 1985.
He is getting one in Chapel Hill, the town's
first such house.
Edward and Phyllis Wright have been
working on their new home nine miles north
of Chapel Hill for a year, and they hope to
move in this fall. They have installed solar
panels, designed to heat the entire home, on
their roof. They are the first. They are
Solar energy in Chapel Hill faces the same
problems other technological inventions,
such as automobiles and airplanes faced in
their beginnings. Solar energy is new. Not
everyone knows about it. The ones who do,
don't really care for it. Others can't afford it.
And many fear taking the risk of being first.
But solar heat is a reality in Chapel Hilf.
The Wrights will have an advanced water
heated system. Three more houses like theirs
are in the works.
Bob Thompson of Turkey Run, near
Jones Ferry Road, already lives in an air
heated house. At least 15 other Chapel
Hillians already have limited solar systems.
More are joining them.
In a society where oil and gas are no longer
enough, solar energy has made a
breakthrough. The question is whether
tickets on vehicles found in restricted zones.
Officers will issue traffic citations to
operators who return to their vehicles before
the officer leaves the scene, Stone said. Court
costs ($27) are charged for citations.
Stone warned that vehicles can still be
towed from the restricted areas. Vehicles will
be towed if they are parked too close to an
intersection or block a fire hydrant,
driveway or traffic lane, he said.
And towing will still be used on restricted
streets not named in the new ordinance, he
Wreckers towed 312 vehicles from Chapel
Hill streets between Aug. 15 and Aug. 29,
police said Monday. They estimated that 95
per cent of those were towed from the streets
falling under the new ordinance.
Parking on the newly restricted streets
Tuesday was "very light," Stone said. "We're
hoping people will stay away from parking
on those streets."
Stone said he decided to use citations and
tickets after conferring with Town Attorney
Emery Denny and Police Attorney Jean
Boyles Tuesday morning. The enforcement
policies took effect about 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Stone said.
Between 9 a.m. (when parking restrictions
were in effect) and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,
officers issued no tickets or citations for
ordinance violations in the newly restricted
zones, Stone said.
Stone added that the adjusted
enforcement policies are running smoothly.
The ban on towing will be in effect until
Sept. 12, when town attorneys can appear in
court to ask that the order be lifted.
A ruling on Williams' suit is expected
later. He charges that the parking ordinance
creates a special class of persons because
some local residents are allowed special
parking permits if off-street parking at their
homes is not available.
The suit says the ordinance restricts free
public use of streets to a special class and
violates the 14th Amendment of the U.S.
Constitution and Article 2 of the N.C.
Stone said that until the court rules, the
police department will continue to issue
temporary parking permits for residents who
apply to the Board of Aldermen for
Twenty to 25 permanent permits have
been granted by the board, and 60 to 75 are
pending, Stone said.
Since August 15, Stone said he has
received five or six written appeals from
persons who had vehicles towed.
which is court costs. But he noted the penalty
also can include a S50 fine, a 30-day jail
sentence or both.
Stone said he is particularly concerned
with keeping beer drinkers off the streets,
which he said is a major problem at
Kirkpatrick's Bar at 108 W. Rosemary St.
One of the persons arrested this weekend
was Bob Taylor, a UNC student who was
drinking beer on the sidewalk in front of
Kirkpatrick's when the police began making
"First they (the police) were pushing
people off the street," Taylor said. "All of a
sudden I was walking along with a friend and
a cop grabbed me and said, 'You're under
arrest.' I wasn't even on the street, I was on
the dirt sidewalk."
Taylor said that he did not know the police
were going to start arresting people. "They
didn't warn me or anything. "
pioneer couple has town's first solar-energized home
Chapel H illians will make the investment for
Edward Wright believes he will spend
$5,500 on his solar heating system when the
house is completed. The Wrights have done
most of the work themselves, but the system
will cost $1,000 more than anticipated.
"I've fixed four leaks in the pipes so far,"
Wright says, "and 1 have two more to fix.
The system's efficiency will not be as good as
a pre-fabricated one, but it will be cheaper."
Wright currently has two rows of six solar
panels each. Copper pipes filled with water
will circulate from the panels throughout the
house and warm it. This water-heated design
is a step ahead of Bob Thompson's air
heated house, where air is heated and blown
throughout the house by fans.
The Wrights expect solar heat to provide
from 40 to 70 per cent of their heating.
"We were fascinated with solar energy
from the time we were married," Phyllis
Wright says. "We had talked about it from
the time we started planning a house.
"Ve kept putting off making a final
commitment. Finally, we had to say one way
or the other, and we decided to go ahead. We
didn't really talk about it that much."
Sunspot Solar Products in Carrboro is the
area's unofficial headquarters for solar
heating. Sunspot estimates it can install a
solar "space" (or total) heating system for as
low as $9,995. for a 1 .000-square-foot house.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Wednesday, August 31, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
PLEASE USE WATER
THE WATER CRISIS
This year, Chapel Hill's annual water
conservation is more important than ever.
on campus and downtown.
By AMY McRARY
The UNC housing department's plans for
residence hall renovation and maintenance
hit a few snags recently: lost supplies, state
Report to UNC Board
N.C. universities need more
By MARK ANDREWS
UNC and some other schools within the
University system make little or no effort to
provide remedial help, according to a report
prepared for the UNC Board of Governors.
The 526-page report, prepared for the
board by the Research Triangle Institute,
maintains that UNC and three other
members of the University system do not
seem to be concerned about providing
remedial help to students, leaving that job to
Remedial programs at UNC may acquire
new significance with the recent proposal by
UNC officials to increase minority
enrollment at predominantly white schools
by 32 per cent over the next five years.
"With the type of student we have at UNC,
I see no need for an elaborate program at this
time," said Hayden Renwick, assistant dean
in the College of Arts and Sciences. He said
that students could benefit from enrichment
"1 think there are mixed feelings toward
remedial education among the faculty and
staff at UNC," Renwick continued. "Some
say there is no need for it, others think we do
The report placed each of the University
system's schools into one of four categories,
ranging from a "pervasive, coordinated,
integrated and accepted" remedial program
with substantial investment, to no remedial
programs at all.
"Each institution has a definite purpose."
Renwick said. "Each must pursue its own
mission." He noted that remedial programs
Costs for houses under construction are
less than those for existing homes, and labor
accounts for about half the costs. The
Wright's home will be 2,000-square-feet.
"The revolution is here," says John Dildor
of Integrated Energy Systems of Chapel H ill.
"The Wright home Is only the beginning.
There will be more like it."
Integrated Energy Systems designs solar
heated homes and recently completed plans
for three more homes.
The homes are being built by Gary Lipson,
of Solomon and Reuben Builders of Chapel
Hill. Two of the homes will be for sale, and
one will be for himself.
"Solar heat is expensive," Lipson says.
"And the cost of solar is not going to go
down. But the costs are not that great, not as
much as people believe."
Lipson sees a bright future for solar
heating. "Conventional fuels have gone up in
the past and will continue to go up in the
future," Lipson says. "Solar will be the only
way to go."
"Solar heating is an investment," says
Reggie Greenwood of Sunspot Solar
Products. "But if 1 had money to invest, I
would rather put in in a solar heating system
than in a bank.
"Inflation will cheapen the money in a
bank; but as electric bills rise, a solar system
will become more valuable.
Sunspot is the town's only solar products
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crisis is worse than usual, and water
Signs like these are common sights, both
tape cause holdups
and federal government regulations and fire
retardant mattresses with an odd smell.
The first- and second-floor bathrooms in
the old wingof Spencer were remodeled over
the summer, and all was going smoothly.
Tile was laid: showers and lights were
are more extensive at certain other campuses
in the system.
UNC has no comprehensive remedial
program, but it instead offers certain courses
that many consider to be remedial. English
W is a prerequisite to English 1 and 2 for
students who scored less than 400 on their
verbal Scholastic Aptitude Test.
The Reading Program and a writing
laboratory are offered to UNC students who
want them. Chemistry 10 is generally
considered a remedial course for students
not ready for regular chemistry courses.
"It (the Reading Program) is a very good
program, but it's a voluntary program,"
Renwick said. "They also have a writing
Renwick explained that students are given
more individualized instruction in these
special programs, and students are allowed
to move at their own pace.
Appalachian State University, East
Carolina University, Pembroke State
University, North Carolina Central
U niversity, Western Carolina University and
Winston-Salem State University were found
to have the best remedial programs. Those
with less comprehensive remedial programs
were North Carolina A&T and N.C. State.
UNC, UNC-Greensboro. UNC
Charlotte, and UNC-Wilmington had only
"occasional or sporadic" remedial programs,
while Elizabeth City State and Fayetteville
State were found to have no special remedial
courses at all.
Because of its specialized curriculum, the
N.C. School of the Arts was not considered
in the report.
store. Since its opening a year ago, Sunspot
has installed 1 5 solar water heaters in Chapel
Hill and Carrboro and two full systems to
homes in Burlington and Hillsborough.
They have sold solar parts to others,
including the Wrights, who installed the
Business began slowly. Sunspot's average
price for installing a solar water heater is
$1,300. But business is increasing gradually.
Sunspot estimates that a solar water
heater will pay for itself in eight and one-half
years. The heater should last 20 years, with
normal, minor repairs which should total
John Meeker, co-owner of Sunspot,
estimates that a solar water heater will
supply 70 per cent of a home's hot water over
a year's time.
C. H. Ellis of 41 1 Lakeshore Lane has two
solar heating units. One heats his water
heater and one heats his swimming pool.
Though the swimming pool is hard to heat,
Ellis says his water heater works very well.
"Since we got the solar heater, our gas bills
have been reduced by a third," Ellis says. "It
is working. We felt that solar heating was the
direction we should be thinking, with the
energy crisis (existing)."
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far less this year,
Taylor, Moss say
By DAVID WAITERS
Students have not conserved water this
fall as well as they did during the 1976
shortage. Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor said
"Students have a false sense that there is
not a water shortage." the chancellor said,
"During the past week we have not
conserved as effectively as we proved we
could' do last year."
Chapel Hill and Carrboro residents are
consuming a daily average of 100,000 gallons
of water more than they did during late
Student Body President Bill Moss said
concern over the water shortage has dropped
this year. "Last year, students were willing to
pitch in an try to ease the problem. But this
year, that attitude has not developed."
installed. But then the 20 pieces of 4-by-6-fcet
marble slats for the shower and toilet
stalls disapproved in transit between Atlanta
"I don't know what happened to that stuff,
but it's pretty hard for anyone to lose 20
pieces of marble." lamented Russell Perry,
assistant director of housing in charge of
maintenance. The bathrooms will be
completed within two weeks of whenever the
disappearing marble is found, he said.
Exit doors equipped with panic bars are to
be installed at Old East and Old West
sometime. The Department of Housing has
been waiting a year for the go ahead from
both the state and the federal governments to
place the doors in Old East. Permission is
required because the dormitory is a national
Doors equipped with panic bars use a bar
across the door instead of the conventional
door knob. Perry said. They are required by
state law on all exits in campus buildings, he
Although the doors can be installed in Old
West without special permission, they will
not be placed there until like ones are
installed in Old East.
Mattresses delivered straight from the
assembly line caused a slight olfactory
problem in the residence halls of Parker and
Teague Friday. The mattresses replaced old
ones that would give off toxic fumes if
ignited, Scott Residence College Director
Steve McCormick said. But the smell of the
new mattresses, caused by the presence of a
fire-retardant chemical, may be worse than
toxic fumes, according to the students who
must sleep on them.
Because the mattresses came directly from
the assembly line on Friday morning before
they were delivered to the dorms that
afternoon, they still have a lingering smell
described as "having been dipped in sheep
Although Teague resident adviser Brad
Crumpler said he has heard no complaints
about the new matresses, he said one resident
did make a vain attempt to get his old
To get rid of the "sheep dip" smell, a
student is asked to turn his mattress on its
side and turn a fan on it. "They do smell
pretty bad, but I hear all they need is a good
airing-out," Crumpler said.
Energy-conscious Chapel Hillians are turning to the sun as a means of heating their
homes. The first Chapel Hill home to rely entirely on solar energy tor heat was
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Moss said students may be callused
toward the idea of a water "crisis" because
this is the second consecutive year students
have been involved in a water shortage.
"People don't realize just how little water
we have." Moss said. "But for the last three
weeks, we have had less water in the
University Lake than the lowest point last
While students in residence halls have
been urged to conserve water, they are not
required to limit the length and frequency of
their showers. During the 1976 shortage,
students were urged to take only one shower
every other day, and they were asked to only
use the shower water in short bursts. These
guidelines were enforced by residence
assistants in dormitories.
But Doris Kaneklides, coordinator of
residence hall programming, said water
conservation is not as strict this year.
Kaneklides said she believes too much of the
burden of conservation measures were
placed last year on residence halls instead of
on apartment complexes or fraternity and
sorority houses. "It is unfair for us to ask our
residents to conserve so much, and not ask
the same of other students."
Kaneklides said conservation efforts have
not been effective because of too little
emphasis on using paper plates and not
"It seems like we are running away from
the water crisis," she said. "Now that the
pipeline from Hillsborough is to be
constructed, and we are getting plenty of
water from Durham, people think the water
shortage is over. But that is just not true."
A Durham town official said he believes
local residents "are very much aware of the
Durham supplemented shrinking
University Lake, the town's only water
source, by supplying more than 80 per cent
of the water used last week, said Robert
Peck, director of Durham utilities.
He said the Durham City Council asked
many questions about local conservation
efforts before it voted to supplement
W. H. Cleveland, assistant director of the
Orange Water and Sewer Authority
(OWASA), said even though Durham will
continue supplying OWASA with water as
long as it does not run short.
of standing trial
NEW YORK (UP1) - Psychiatrist
Tuesday said David Berkowitz was mentally
incompetent and incapable of standing trial
for the murders of six young men and women
attributed to the night-stalking gunman "Son
State Supreme Court Justice Gerald Held
read the conclusions of psychiatrists who have
studied Berkowitz since his arrest, and set Oct.
4 for the start of formal hearings to determine
if the pudgy 24-year-old postal worker must
stand trial for the shooting death of the last of
Son of Sam's murder victims.
The eight-page report, signed by two court
appointed psychiatrists who examined
Berkowitz for 1 1 hours, concluded he suffers
from paranoia and said his prognosis is
"Said defendant, as a result of mental
disease or defect, lacks the capacity to
understand the proceeding against him or to
assist in his own defense," the doctors said in
Berkowitz. wearing a grey-checked suit and
blue shirt with the collar turned in at the neck,
whispered to his three defense attorneys as the
psychiatric profile was read into the record. He
did not address the court,
Sutt pnoto by L.C. Bcrooor