B Th ni!v Tar Heel Thursday. September
Ben Cornelius, Managing Editor
Ed Rankin, Associate Editor
Lou Bilionis, Associate Editor
Laura Scism, University Editor
Elliott Potter, City Editor
Chuck Alston, State and National Editor
Sara Bullard, Features Editor
Jeanne Newsom, Arts Editor
Gene Upchurch, Sports Editor
L.C. Barbour, Photography Editor
Hide-and-seek parking hits
the streets of Chapel Hill
It's a little hard to understand, but parking in one of Chapel Hill's newly
restricted zones can cost you a bargain SI or an exorbitant $27 -depending
on whether or not you're caught redhanded.
Police chief Herman Stone has announced that SI tickets will be left on
illegally parked cars as long as the owner is not present. But if the owner
returns to the car while an officer is around, look out. that's another S26 for
court costs. In person, you get a citation. In absentia, you get a ticket.
Convenience has become a tenet of jurisprudence.
Judge Henry McKinnon's
restraining order against the town
prohibits only towing, not ticketing
of any sort. McKinnon ruled that
the inconvenience and costs
incurred by towing were the only
irreparable damages the new. plan
might cause before he rules on a test
case filed by UNC law student Philip
Williams. Williams has challenged
the parking plan as unconstitutional
and discriminatory in restricting the
use of public streets. Until
McKinnon makes a final decision,
the town is free to enforce its ban
with any means except towing.
Students must give up the parking
spaces covered by the ban or risk
tickets (SI) or citations (S27).
So, if you spy an officer with an interest in your illegally parked car. don't
run up and volunteer to move it in hopes of saving a dollar. Don't apologize
or argue. Don't even admit it's yours. Just lay low until the heat has passed.
You may feel silly on the lam, but you'll save money.
Now, you say to yourself, this certainly seems an infantile activity a
hide-and-seek, cops-and-robbers sort of game that has little place in
modern society, much less in a seat of learning and enlightenment like
Chapel Hill. But then it is also hard to believe that Chapel Hill's leaders have
nonchalantly discriminated against an entire class, denying students vital
parking spots in a town where they are almost as dear as water.
As long as the town at large and the University community continue a
cowboy-and-indian conflict, with parking places instead of land at stake,
then hide-and-seek might just as well entertain us.
Forgotten but not gone
The water shortage is definitely here. But even more disconcerting is the
fact that residents and students of Chapel Hill don't seem to believe the
problem is severe.
According to Chancellor Taylor, "Students have a false sense that there is
not a water shortage." Student Body President Bill Moss echoed the
Chancellor's sentiment, noting that "people just don't realize how little
water we have. Last year students were willing to pitch in and try to ease the
problem. But this year that attitude has not developed."
It is true that the spirit of conservation has not taken hold with the fervor
of last fall. The failure to adopt such measures voluntarily or by edict is
especially alarming when one realizes that the level of University Lake is 20
inches lower than it was during the trying times of last year.
Town and University officials are rightfully reluctant to impose
mandatory conservation measures, particularly in dormitories, which suffer
the greatest hardships by water cut-backs. But the belt will be tightened
legally if the members of this community continue to consume water as if
there were no tomorrow. Two days ago, Chapel Hill used 5.7 million gallons
of water. That demand cannot be met much longer, especially given the
nebulous future of water from Durham, which has been flowing to Chapel
Hill at an average of more than 3.7 million gallons per day.
The H illsborough pipeline is a welcome sign for the future, but the present
water shortage a shortage more desperate than past droughts cannot
be forgotten. Residents and students alike must bririghemselves to this
realization. Stringent conservation of the little water we do have is a
necessity. Each and every one of us must take steps immediately to both
curb waste and curtail the use of the water.
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85th year of editorial freedom
Panama treaty may quell
By CHUCK ALSTON
Speaking of the negotiations between his
country and the United States over the
Panama Canal, Gen. Omar Torrijos
Herrera. the Panamanian chief of state, once
likened them to the "princess who had big
feet and asked a shoemaker to find her a shoe
small on the outside and large on the inside."
After 13 years of negotiations,, the two
nations finally found a shoe that suited both
parties. And while passage approval of the
treaty seems certain in an upcoming
plebiscite in Panama, whether two-thirds of
the US Senate will see fit to wear the new
shoe is a dillerent matter.
President Carter has begun a two-prong
letters to the
To the editor:
By filing suit against the town of Chapel
Hill, Mr. Williams has obscured the main
issue behind the parking problem in Chapel
Hill. The question is not whether a town
ordinance against parking by nonresidents
on certain streets is lawful or 'even
constitutional. The question is what policy
the government of Chapel Hill ought to be
pursuing with regard to transportation and
whether the ordinance furthers that policy.
Chapel Hill seems to have embarked,
however hesitantly,, upon a policy
deemphasizing the use of the automobile, in
favor of mass transit (and the bicycle). That
this policy is sensible and correct is arguable,
but narrow streets, rush hour congestion,
danger to pedestrians, and unreasonable
nuisance to tax-paying residents all weigh
the argument in favor of it. Continued
reliance upon the automobile as the chief
mode of transportation (during the daytime,
at least) can only worsen what is already a
bad situation as the town continues to grow.
While placing a ban or limit on the use of
cars at certain times and in certain places
may now be viewed as uriacceptably severe,
other attempts to discourage the use of the
automobile are laudable and benefit all who
must move from place to place in this town.
I would rather see legal action initiated
against further increase in the number of
parking spaces, both on campus and in town.
Chapel Hill may one day learn by sad
experience what much larger towns already
know: that while your parking lots may hold
20,000 cars all at once, your streets won't.
Further increase in parking spaces also
discourages ridership of public buses.
However, if business warrants and traffic
permits, buses can be the most economical
and the quickest means of getting lots of
people from here to there. But it seems that
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COME MM A AAA M rdcV
Many routes open for students
to counter job discrimination
Editor's Note: This advice is prepared
by Student Legal Services which
maintains an office in Suite C of the
Carolina Union. All UNC students may
obtain free legal service at this office.
Employment discrimination can
often be practiced when a potential or
employed worker is not aware of his
rights under the law. Although North
Carolina does not have its own equal
employment opportunity or equal pay
legislation, the federal government
provides ample protection to the person
who feels he is the object of
discrimination. Title Vll of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers
from discriminating in hiring, training,
firing or other employment practices
because of race, sex, national origin,
color or religion. The President's
Executive Order 1 1246 prohibits sexual
discrimination in employment for all
federal contractors, including state and
local governments who receive federal
attack on the Senate to push for approval.
putting Hamilton Jordan, his top political
aide, in charge of the project. One part of the
strategy is a direct appeal to the Senators,
with Ambassadors Sol Linowitz and
Ellsworth Bunker, the treaty negotiators,
conducting the briefings. In addition, the
phone calls and personal letters from the
President and staffers have begun. Every
member of Congress has received a letter
stressing the importance of the treaty's
The other prong will consist of an indirect
appeal to the senators through a direct
appeal to the American public. Carter will
take to the TV screen with another fireside
chat to explain the treaty. A gala signing
ceremony is also planned, with a vast array
of Latin leaders coming to the U.S. to watch
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needed to encourage bus
people just won't use the buses -in great
enough numbers until they are forced out of
their cars, either by law or by inconvenience.
The ordinance in question appears to be an
attempt to be a gentle admixture of both.
I hope that Chapel Hill will be successful
in defending the legality of the ordinance,
and that it eventually will expand its
coverage to most of the downtown
university area, while it simultaneously
improves the bus service to include more
routes, longer hours and more satellite
"park-and-ride" lots to serve those displaced
(thankfully) from their cars.
Christopher A. King
1st year student, UNC Law School
and commuter from Carrboro by bus.
Checkout procedure defended
To the editor:
1 read with growing fear and loathing Beth '
Lueck's letter of Aug. 31, which concerned
the textbook department of Student Stores.
As one of the two cashiers on checkout
number two on Monday, I appreciate one of
her comments, but that is about as far as I
can go in agreeing with her.
We do our best to keep the long lines
moving quickly, however, one might hope
that standing in front of a three-foot sign
which proclaims "checks only" or "cash
only" for fifteen minutes or more, most
students would figure that the sign means
what it said. When a student in the check line
learns that he cannot present cash, he often
becomes belligerent and harasses the cashier.
At least two cashiers have been addressed
with four-letter words by students in this
position. Many times, a student refuses to
understand that he cannot cash a check
The Fair Labor Standards Act of
1 938, as amended, establishes minimum
wage, overtime pay, equal pay, record
keeping, and child labor standards for
covered employment. The Equal Pay
Act of 1963 requires employers covered
by the Fair Labor Standards Act to pay
women and men equal pay for
Each of these statutes does have
qualifications and exceptions under the
law, but if you feel that you may have
been the object of discrimination, you
owe it to yourself and others similarly
situated to investigate possible remedies
to your complaint.
ADVICE FOR THE DAY: 1) If you
feel that you are the victims of
discrimination you can get legal aid
services in Chapel Hill from the State
Employment Standards Div ision of the
North Carolina Department of Labor
or the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission in Washington.
memories of colonialism
the signing and to sign an accompanying
pact with all nations in the Western
But ramming the treaty through the
Senate promises to be no easy task for the
Carter administration. Considerable
opposition from conservatives has already
mounted, led by Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C,
and Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C. Among
other tacks, a filibuster has been promised ,
when the treaty comes up for consideration.
Helms also sports a poll citing considerable
opposition to the treaty, but when the poll
was taken, the conditions under which the
canal would be given up were not specified.
Conservatives have already lost two allies
who normally would be opposed to such a
treaty; Senators Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz.,
and S.I. Hayakawa, R -Calif. Goldwater has
without some form of identification. By nine
o'clock, cashiers begin to tire of being
ridiculed; thirteen hours of standing in front
of a' cash register is not the most restful or
creative task that can be thought of.
As an answer to Ms. Lueck's other
comments, I truly disagree with her.
Granted, locker space is sparse, but during
rush hours there is someone on hand to keep
an eye on possessions which are left by the
entrance to the sales floor. I find it difficult to
believe that one of us would hide a
freshman's l.D. and then laugh at her. We're
far too busy for that. Her card probably fell
between two books or in her bag. Our
running commentary on prices is purely
functional; the bagger calls the prices to the
cashier. We cannot tell a student that he is
buying a more expensive model of a book,
for two reasons. First, we are only temporary
cashiers and know nothing of the stock;
second, all copies of the same book are
priced at the manufacturer's list price unless
some are used. (Used books are 75 of the
new price.) We are only employed by
Student Stores for a few days, and it is
virtually impossible to memorize several
thousand textbook titles in that length of
Many cashiers are students elsewhere and
must buy their own books. They understand
what the lines and the prices are like. It is
important to us that the students we check
out are our friends. If we seem rude,
impersonal or discourteous, it may be
attributed to our long work day of dealing
with all sorts of people and problems. Please
cooperate with us; we've done our best to
serve you during the book rush.
Blair A. M. Tindall
Book rush cashier
Student, N.C. School of the Arts
said he favored the treaty because of lessons
learned from Vietnam.
Gerald Ford, too, has thrown his support
behind the new treaty. Still to decide is
Howard Baker, Republican spokesperson.
Baker is reserving judgment until the treaty
is debated in the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee and may hold off until it is
debated on the Senate floor.
The treaty provides for a gradual takeover
of the canal by the Panamanians, with full
control held off until the year 2000. The 51
mile canal will remain under U.S. control
during the transition, with Panamanian
personnel gradually moving into the top
During the interim, the U.S. will pay
Panama $10 million in rent and another $10 ,
million as a flat fee, canal revenues
The rent is more than $7 million above
what the U.S. currently pays in rent, but it is
far short of the figures Gen. Herrera
discussed. A letter from Carter to Herrera
explained the reality of the money situation,
bringing the figures down. The less money,
the greater the chances of Senate
ratification, the letter said.
The conservative opposition to the canal
centers on three major points. The first is the
"we bought it, it's ours" view. This makes for
good fiery rhetoric and will most certainly be
exploited by Helms and Thurmond as it was
during Ronald Reagan's bid for the
Second is the question of national
security. The conservatives argue that
turning the canal over to Panama limits our
options in the event of a security crisis.
Third, they argue that the instability of
Latin American politics may lead to a
situation we will regret later.
But one thing is certain. The methods
under which we originally obtained the canal
are dubious at best. And the treaty
represents a way for Americans to clear any
smoggy conscience they may have over past
treatment of Latin American allies. The
treaty will go a long way toward making our
ties with Panama stronger, and at the same
time will help quell memories of our once
Chuck Alston, a junior political science
major from Greensboro, N.C, is state and
national editor for the Daily Tar Heel.
Lights should have been free
To the editor:
" This past Sunday, Aug. 28, a group of
local musicians donated their time and
energy to present a benefit concert in Forest
Theatre. WXYC helped to put on the show;
others gave their services to produce the
concert and over 1,500 people attended,
donated money and had a great afternoon.
Stephenson's M usic was generous enough to
provide a free piano for the show. What was
all this about? It was to raise funds for a Burn
Center at N.C. Memorial Hospital, a badly
needed treatment center for burn victims in
North Carolina. This particular concert
(there are plans to make the benefit show a
semi-annual event) was to provide a library
for the child burn victims there. This, of
course, is a legitimate enterprise and a
laudable display of generosity on the part of
organizers and audience alike. I think
anyone would agree to this. Then why did
the University charge thirty dollars to turn
the power on at Forest Theatre? This is a
joke. Thirty dollars to send a man down to
flip a switch. This fund-raising project
deserves more consideration, and thousands
of people, including the North Carolina
Jaycees, have been willing to give it theirs.
W hy can't the U niversity? To whomever it is
that made the decision to charge thirty
dollars, you will have another chance at the
concert next spring. Even if it does cost that
much to turn, the power on, next time why
not to do it for free? Better yet, why not give
thirty dollars back to the Burn Center; they
need it more than you.
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