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Med school risks funding,
considers refusal of quota
By AMY McRARV
The UNC medical school may turn down
federal subsidies if it is forced to accept more
than 10 transfer students from foreign
medical schools by the U.S. Department of
Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), the
school's associate dean of administration
To continue meeting requirements for
federal subsidies, the UNC School of
Medicine signed a preliminary HEW form
Aug. 15 stating it would accept U.S. citizens
wishing to transfer from foreign medical
schools. In the form the medical school
added the stipulation that it would only
accept 10 or less of the transfers.
"If H E W wants us to accept more than 1 0,
we will refuse the subsidies at this point,"
said Clarence N. Stover Jr., associate dean
of administration for the UNC School of
"It is still negotiable," Stover added,
noting that a final contract between the
medical school and HEW is still to be signed.
While the medical school has signed the
preliminary forms stating it will accept the
transfer students, a final decision will be
made at a meeting of the medical school's
Dean's Advisory Committee later this
If UNC is required to accept the transfer
students and does not, it will lose a federal
grant of $1,400 allocated for each student
enrolled in medical school. It would also be
ineligible for any federal loans.
The medical school will have no idea how
many students HEW will want accepted
until February, 1978. Stover said, as he does
not know how many transfers will apply or
how many schools in the U.S. will accept
The UNC medical school is one of
fourteen schools throughout the country
that has questioned the HEW program set
up by the Health Professions Educational
Assistance Act of 1976.
The act requires any medical school
receiving federal aid based on its enrollment
to reserve an "an equitable number" of
spaces for U.S. citizens transferring from
foreign medical colleges.
Nine medical schools said they will not
comply with the act's requirements and
therefore will not receive the federal
subsidies. The schools are Cornell, Harvard.
Johns Hopkins, St. Louis University,
Stanford, University of California at Irvine,
University of California at San Francisco.
Former VTH' editor Yardley
discusses new book 'Ring'
By BECKY BURCHAM
Over the years the University of North
Carolina has acquired a reputation for
turning out fine literary and journalistic
talents, such as Thomas Wolfe, Charles
Kuralt and Tom Wicker, to name a few. It
appears that another UNC graduate is
making his way into the ranks of the writing
world Jonathan Yardley.
Since graduating from UNC in 1962,
Yardley has worked for the New York
Times, the Greensboro Daily News and the
Miami Herald, where he is now Book Editor.
He has reviewed books for various other
newspapers and magazines including the
Washington Post, Book World and the Los
However Yardley is doing less book
reviewing these days in order to read reviews
of his new book, "Ring," a biography of
writer Ring Lardner. So far the reviews have
been favorable. In the Aug. IS issue of Time
magazine gave praise to Yardley's "manifest
virtues of diction and wit."
Random House, publisher of Yardley's
book, has him on tour, and the tour brought
him to Chapel Hill Wednesday long enough
to sit for a short interview.
From a practical standpoint, Yardley
chose to write about Lardner because only
one biography had been written about him
about twelve years ago. From a personal
standpoint, he feels there was a need to put
Lardner's work into a proper perspective.
"The role of baseball in literature is
underestimated. I hope to restore Lardner to
the respect he deserves."
journalistic endeavor. He feels comfortable
with it as he needed to briefly leave
journalism to "write something more
durable tharr news." Researching and
writing the 415 page work took two years,
which Yardley considered a "captivating
experience. The book was my world. It was
almost a disappointment when 1 finished it."
Yardley came to UNC in 1957 and
displayed an interest in journalism long
before it was "fashionable." Feeling that a
versatile liberal arts education could
broaden his background, he stayed away
from the school of journalism and majored
in English and minored in History. A
practical education in journalism was
received writing for The Daily Tar Heel. (In
1961 he became editor of the paper.)
Yardley fondly recounted stories of his
beginnings as a writer. "The Tar Heel was
different then. About six of us put the paper
together, partly in Graham Hall, and partly
in a local restaurant." Once he wrote an
article for the DTH about his dog giving
birth. The article was so graphic that it made
some of his fraternity brothers almost lose
their breakfasts. "So you see, I'm a newsman
because I know how to write, not because I
can spot a story, i
"It was a good time for journalism
students. Things were beginning to happen
with the Civil Rights Movement and other
minorities." The political activity of the '60s
also brought ardley opportunities to
interview well-known figures, such as John
Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Adlai
Yardley is enthusiastic about journalism
and considers it an honorable profession. He
that he has attempted fiction, but
Ring is Yardley's first 'published non- says
Whirlwind rush begins
for sorority prospects
By BERNIE RANSBOTTOM
Women who have experienced what UNC sorority members call "formal rush"
are quick to admit that the whirlwind week of activities is appropriately named.
Rushees scurry among the 12 sorority houses every day for six straight days,
getting to know the character of the different houses and the women who are sisters.
They stumble home each night to soak their feet, rest their voices and gear up for the
next day's activities.
But rush includes more than parties and socializing, according to Julie Blazer,
president of the UNC Panhellenic Council, the local chapter of a national
association of sororities.
"Sort of a process of mutual elimination is about the best way to describe it,"
Blazer said of rush. "Each house has its own personality. The rushees can sense this,
just as the sororities can sense in them the types of personalities which suit each
Ideally, Blazer said, rush would be spread out over several weeks, giving both the
rushees and the sorority sisters more time to get to know one another. But this is not
possible, she said, due to the number of women who participate in rush and the
pressures of academics.
"Right now we have 675 girls registered to participate in rush," Blazer said.
"That's some sort of a record, I think.
"There are simply more women at UNC than ever before. There has been an
increase in the percentage of total enrolled students who are women.
"And, as the University grows, people seek out a smaller community within the
larger community. People tend to become more involved in organizations when
they're living on such a large scale.
"Sororities can offer so much for many women: sisterhood, close bonds of
friendship; and every house emphasizes scholarship, although many people don't
For most women, joining a sorority means going through rush; and with several
hundred people trying to get acquainted with one another and the sororities in
about a week, Blazer said, rush can be a very hectic and confusing time especially
for freshmen trying to deal with other adjustment problems.
It would be almost impossible to expand the rush period, however, without
conflicting with orientation or academic responsibilities later in the semester, Blazer
said. It is much more practical for each girl involved to arrange her schedule to
accommodate rush for one week than for two or three, she said.
All rushees are divided into small groups often or twelve, which are headed by a
rush counselor, a sorority girl whose job is to help make rush as pleasant and easy as
University of Pennsylvania and Yale.
"in a sense, we can't accept even ten
students from these foreign schools." Stover
said. "We will have to make special
arrangments to accommodate them. We
have a limited amount of faculty and of
patients we can assign to students."
Because of high academic standards, small
allotments of spaceand fierce competition in
U.S. medical schools, more than 6.000
Americans have started their medical
education overseas hoping to transfer after a
year or two.
The Health Professions Education
Assistance Act states that is overseas transfer
students meet certain requirements and are
approved by HEW, medical schools cannot
turn them away on academic grounds.
UNC's acceptance standards for the
transfer students have not been set. Stover
said, and he has no idea whether they would
be stricter than the admission standards for
"Right now. the criteria for the transfer
students is that they be U .S. citizens with two
years in a foreign school, and that they pass
the first part of the national medical boards."
Stover said. "But we don't know what
standards will be set as to grade point
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It is almost as cheap to drink beer in Chapel Hill as soft drinks Town grocery store has been a little too bold in advertising Its
because of the increased competition among retailers. Food low prices, according to a state ABC official.
Beer costs dropping
Food Town violates alcohol board
rule regarding liquor advertisements
Staff photo by Fred Barbour
modestly adds, "I lack the imagination to
create a good piece of fiction." He believes
the writing of biographies to be a "semi
creative process" the real task is in the
recreation of past lifestyles.
What advice does Jonathan Yardley have
for aspiring journalists? "Get it over with.
Getting to the typewriter is my problem.
Once I'm there the writing is fast. You have
to teach yourself to write when you don't
want to write." He also emphasized practical
Yardley is contracted for two more books.
One is due to be out next year and will be a
collection of his essays on the South. The
subject for the third book has not been
decided, but he hopes it will not be sports, for
Yardley fears being typecast.
By MICHAEL WADE
An advertisement placed recently in at least one local
publication by the Chapel Hill Food Town grocery store
violates a state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC)
regulation. ABC officer Rick Denny said Wednesday.
The advertisement was illegal because it featured the price
of beer as the "draw" of the ad. Denny said.
Food Town President Ralph Kettnersaid Wednesday that
the ad ran because of "an inadvertent oversight here (at the
Food Town main office in Salisbury)." He said the office
accidentally forgot to check the ad with the state ABC board
before printing it.
Kettner said the ad ran only once. He said Food Town will
check with the ABC board concerning the content of future
Denny said he contacted Food Town after he received a
copy of the illegal advertisement, which he said ran in the
Village Advocate, from a rival chain grocery store.
"1 explained to them very clearly that the ad they had run
was in violation of our regulation," Denny said. He said he
knew of no more of the ads that have run since his warning.
"They seemed very cooperative," he said.
District ABC officer Clifton Latta will decide what action,
if any, should be taken against Food Town, Denny said. He
said Latta has three optipns: an oral warning against running
any more of the ads, a written warning or a written citation.
Denny said a written citation could lead to a hearing before
the state ABC board and a 30-day suspension of the store's
wine and beer license.
Latta was unavailable for comment.
The manager of the new Chapel Hill store, Blaine HighfUl,
said the store's ads are ptaced by the main office. He said he
was unaware of any investigation concerning the ad.
Since the opening of Food Town, beer prices in most of the
area's chain grocery stores have dropped. Highfill said the
store has been selling beer and wine at cost as a sales
Food Town sells M iller beer at $ 1 .60 per six-pack, Schlit z at
$1.49 and Budweiser at $1.49.
Roger Cooke, manager of Fowler's Food Store, said most
the chain stores have been dropping their beer prices to
compete. "Everybody in town has been getting into it except
me," he said.
Cooke said Fowler's isn't affected by the competition as
much becauee it is close to campus and an independent dealer.
Fowler's is now selling M iller, Schlitz and Budweiser for $ 1 .92
The A & P in the Eastgate Mall is selling Miller for $1.95,
Schlitz for $1.75 and Budweiser on special for $1.69. The
Winn Dixie store in University Mall has Miller for $1.59,
Schlitz on sale for $1.29 and Budweiser for $1.52. All the
managers of the chain grocery stores contacted acknowledged
that they had lowered prices recently, but declined comment
on recent competition.
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N.C. gubernatorial succession,
improvements on Nov. ballot
Staff photo by L. C Barbour
Formal sorority rush began Wednesday with a convocation in Forest Theatre. The
more than 600 women going through the process will spend the next six days
rushing from one sorority house to another, discussing their majors and hometowns
and playing "Do you know?"
possible for her rushees. Counselors are not identified as belonging to any one
sorority until after rush is completed so the women she counsels will not be
influenced by her affiliation.
It might seem difficult to make such an important decision in such a short time,
Blazer said, but by the time a rushee has made three or four visits to a particular
house, it is usually fairly simple for her to pick the one which best suits her needs. If
the choice is not clear, she can indicate "no pref (no preference) without incurring
any obligations to a sorority.
And if a rushee pledges a sorority only to realize later that she has made a
"You can depend on it you're not signing your life away, certainly," Blazer said.
"The only consequences are that you can't rush again for a full calendar year. That
hasn't happened more than once or twice that 1 know of."
For those women who miss formal rush, or w ould like to avoid the frenzy of rush,
but would still like to join a sorority, informal rushes are held in the fall when formal
rush has ended, and again in the spring.
By DAVID STACKS
North Carolina voters will decide on three
referenda Nov. 8, including two bond issues
for road and sewage improvements and an
amendment to the N.C. Constitution
allowing Jim Hunt and future governors to
While the bond issues have no organized
opposition, the state'i Republican Party has
passed a resolution opposing gubernatorial
The General Assembly had killed
succession bills in 38 previous sessions
before one was finally approved by the 1977
The amendment voters will decide on in
November, though, differs from past ones as
it allows the incumbent during the session,
Hunt, to seek a second term.
Former governors Jim Holshouser, a
Republican, and Terry Sanford, a
Democrat, have organized a bipartisan
group to promote the succession
But the N.C. Republican Party passed a
resolution at its April convention opposing
succession. Chairperson Jack Lee and
Executive Director Todd Reece have said
they support the idea of succession but
object to allowing it to apply to Hunt, a
Hunt and some of his key aides are
promoting the water and highway bonds,
support for the succession vote is being left
to Hunt's political allies and the group
initiated by Holshouser and Sanford.
The highway referendum asks voters to
approve a $300 million bond so the N.C.
Department of Transportation can make
improvements on 7,100 miles of primary
roads, 9,000 miles of secondary roads and
300 miles of city strets in the state.
The $230 million clean water bond calls
for building pollution control and sewage
treatment plants in 75 communities under a
growth moratorium because of inadequate
If the water bond is approved, waste
treatment service would be extended to serve
more than 70 per cent of the state'i 5.4
million people. A spokesperson for the N.C.
Department of Natural Resources and
Community Development said the federal
government has agreed to supplement the
state's $230 million with $750 million in
matching funds if voters approve the bond.
Political observers have said they believe
all three of the referenda will either be
approved or rejected as a group.
Three of Hunt's cabinet secretaries will
play leading roles in campaigning for the
water and road bonds. Transportation
Secretary Tom Bradshaw, Natural
Resources and Community Development
Secretary Howard Lee and Commerce
Secretary Lauch Faircloth.
Bradshaw has had brochures printed, at
taxpayers' expense, to promote approval of
the road bond. A spokesperson for Howard
Lee said no plans have been made to actively
campaign for the water bond.
Jack Lee said the state's Republicans have
not made plans to campaign against the
succession bill, even though the party has
gone on record against it. The chairperson
was careful not to criticize Holshouser for
the former governor's support of the
"I think Gov. Holshouser has every right
to support the referendum," Jack Lee said.
"There is plenty of room for individual
difference in the Republican Party."
The party chairperson said he knows of no
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