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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Friday, September 2, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Volume 85, Issue No. 6
Please call us: 933-0245
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The Carrboro route of the Chapel Hill Transit System is
attracting a large number of riders during its first year of
operation. Transportation Department statistics reveal 1,400
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persons are riding the Carrboro buses daily. The high ridership
on all of the system's routes have forced the department to step
up service.
Stuff Writer
A Faculty Council decision on changing the current four-week
drop policy has again been postponed.
The drop policy was not mentioned at a meeting of the Faculty
Council Agenda Committee Wednesday night. Faculty Council
Chairperson E. Maynard Adams said, and thus was not placed on the
agenda lor the first meeting this fall, which is set for Sept. 16.
Discussion of the drop policy was delayed because the faculty's
Educational Policy Committee has not completed its study of the
effects of reducing the drop period from 12 weeks to four weeks.
The Faculty Council adopted the four-week drop policy for a one
year trial period in April I976.
When the Faculty Council was asked to consider extending the
drop policy last spring, council members voted to send the proposal
to the Educational Policy Committee for study. Council members
said the policy would be discussed in the fall.
Richard G. Hiskey. outgoing chairperson of the Educational
Policy Committee, said then that the committee would probably not
issue a report until September.
But Associate Professor Mark Appelbaum. a member of the
committee, said Thursday that the report would not be presented to
the Faculty Council until October.
Adams said that if the policy were discussed in the fall, any changes
in it could be implemented in time for the spring semester.
"We have a lot of data and statistics on what happened during the
one-year trial period for the four-week drop policy." Appelbaum
said. "We need to look at that information and see what needs to be
considered in the decision."
The committee will meet Sept. 15 to begin deliberation on the
issue. ,
When the Educational Policy Committee meets. Moss will present
student responses to the policy. "We're trying to set up a discussion of
the rationale behind having or not having the drop period, extending
it or keeping it in its present form." Moss said.
A Daily Tar Heel poll taken in April 1976 revealed that 75.7 per
cent of UNC students disapproved of the measure and 20.3 per cent
approved. The remaining 5.8 per cent had no opinion.
"I'm not adamant about the drop period being a certain period of
time." Moss said. "I am adamant about the fact that the student
needs to receive some sort of formal notification of his progress in the
course before the opportunity to withdraw has passed."
Moss will propose that a student be given one week after he has
received formal notification, in the form of a grade on a test or paper,
to decide whether to drop a course.
Moss said Thursday he was not surprised that a discussion on the
drop policy had been postponed.
Buses, trips added to some routes
Transportation Board expands bus services
Staff Writer
The Chapel Hill Transportation
Board added two new trips each
weekday to the K bus route and one to
the.D route Monday in response to
requests for additional service,
according to Administrative Assistant
Bill Callahan.
The first additional trip on the K
route leaves the Kroger Plaza parking
lot, near the intersection of Franklin
Street and Elliot Road, at 5:25 p.m. and
leaves Chase Cafeteria at 5:33 p.m. The
other new K -route trip leaves Chase
Cafeteria at 6:20 p.m., but it does not
return to Chase with riders from the
Kroger Plaza lot.
The new D-route trip leaves North
Carolina Memorial Hospital at 6:05
p.m. Franklin and Columbia streets at
6! 12 before continuing to Pinegate and
Foxcroft apartments.
NCMH marks
in 25th year
Staff Writer
Only a glaring inadequacy could explain
it. The doctors who examined North
Carolina's 1943 draftees sent nearly half of
them back home, their health too poor to
allow them to serve.
Statistics released about the same time
showed that the state was 45th of 48 in
number of doctors, 42nd in number of
hospital beds, 39th in infant mortality and
41st in maternal mortality.
North Carolina Memorial Hospital
(NCMH), which admitted its first patient 25
years ago today, is the most visible product
of the furor that arose in the state When those
facts were published.
Then-Gov. Melville Broughton and the
General Assembly approved a Good Health
Program intended to greatly expand the
state's medical education and health care
facilities. North Carolina's two existing
medical schools, Duke and Bowman Gray,
were turning out only 35 doctors a year.
The 1947 and 1949 General Assemblies
authorized funds for a teaching hospital for
the UNC system and the expansion of the
UNC School of Medicine at Chapel Hill
from two to four years.
Though it seemed only natural that the
teaching hospital should be located in
Chapel Hill next to the expanded UNC
School of Medicine, Charlotte, Greensboro
and Raleigh all expressed a wish that the
hospital be located in their cities.
Greensboro was prepared to offer the $15
million trust fund of the Moses H. Cone
estate, which would cover the cost of the
hospital and more.
A duly appointed survey committee soon
came to the conclusion that Chapel Hill was
the only logical location, noting also that the
Cone trustees were not in a legal position to
offer the $15 million to the University.
The Greensboro papers grumbled that the
decision was "foreordained," but they could
not match the Charlotte Observer for sour
The Observer offered the perhaps
apocryphal story of a Charlotte group
approaching wealthy philanthropist J. B.
D uke in the 1920s with the idea of building a
four-year medical school in Charlotte. Duke
was interested. The Charlotte group
ventured to Chapel Hill to d.scuss the
proposal with University officials, but were
In addition to the new trips, extra
buses have been added to routes C, L, D
and N to accommodate the high
ridership on some of the morning trips,
Callahan said Thursday. At least one
extra bus has been added to the U and S
routes, he said.
Previously, full buses were forced to
leave persons waiting at bus stops.
"1 think we're getting everybody
now," Callahan said. "We've identified
our heaviest trips and are trying to
compensate for the over capacity."
Callahan said ridership usually is
higher in the first few weeks of school,
when many students experiment with
riding the buses or ride until they can
find other methods of transportation.
"Whether the increased ridership now
is part of this trend, we don't know," he
He said that the Transportation
Staff photo by I. C. Barbour
Dr. Robert Cadmus
told by President Harry W. Chase that "the
University would not be interested in such a
development unless it was located at Chapel
Thus rebuffed, the , Charlotte group
returned home. Duke, still intrigued by the
idea, went on to use his millions in
constructing Duke Medical Center in
In conclusion, the Observer editorial
griped that "the largest city in the state, with
greatest density of population and already
recognized as a formeost medical center of
the Southeast, will be ignored with all its
admitted assets and indisputable claims . . .
in favor of the village of Chapel Hill which
has little to offer except intangible traditions
and institutional pride."
The Observer was ignored and architects
were commissioned for the design of the
hospital. Dr. Robert R. Cadmus was
brought from Case Western Reserve
University in Cleveland to be the hospital's
first director in 1950.
Cornerstone ceremonies took place on
April 19, 1951, and several strikes later, the
hospital was completed at a cost of nearly $7
million, making it the largest construction
project ever for a North Carolina state
Workmen still dotted the corridors and
the staff had to share elevators with the
painters when the hospital opened to
patients on Sept. 2, 1952. A welcoming
committee that included Cadmus and
Chancellor Robert B. House greeted Mrs.
John F. Bolton of West End, the first of
seven patients that day.
News accounts the next day carried praise
of the hospital's interior, furnishings and
fried chicken lunch.
Board would be watching ridership
statistics closely in the next week to
determine long-range solutions.
"We're putting more buses on the
road than we actually budgeted for. I'm
not really sure how long we can operate
at these levels."
Callahan said total ridership so far
this week has been about 1 1,000 daily.
Of this total, an average of 1 ,400 rides
have been on the C route, which serves
Carrboro; 1,850 have been on the L
route, which serves Booker Creek and
Kingswood apartments and the UNC
airport parking lot; 825 have been on the
N route, which serves Estcs Park and
Bolinwood and University Gardens
apartments: and 350 have been on the D
route, which serves Pinegate and
Foxcroft apartments.
Callahan said the new night-time taxi
service, which replaces night bus service,
has gotten off to a slow start.
Approximately 35 persons used the taxi
service Tuesday night, but Callahan said
the ridership has been growing.
"The word is getting around." he said.
"It has worked well for people who have
used it."
The service is available only to
persons having a bus pass, and serves
areas within one-fourth of a mile of any
bus route, except in Carrboro and the
core of the campus. The service does,
however, serve areas served by the U
To use the service, a bus-pass holder
should call 942-3668 an hour in advance
of his preferred pick-up time, if possible,
to leave his name, location, destination
and the number of riders. Cost is 25
cents for rides from one bus stop to
another, 50 cents for door-to-bus-stop
or bus-stop-to-door rides, and 75 cents
for door-to-door rides. The . service
operates weeknights from 7 to midnight.
Police continue enforcement
of town drinking ordinance
Staff Writer
In a move to keep downtown crowds
out of city streets. Chapel Hill police will
continue to enforce a city ordinance
prohibiting alcohol consumption on
public property. Chief Herman Stone
said Wednesday.
Stone said strict enforcement of a state
law prohibiting persons from blocking
traffic on public streets will also be used
to keep bar patrons from spilling onto
local streets.
Twelve to 15 persons were arrested for
alcohol consumption ordinance
violations last weekend outside
Kirkpatrick's Bar and The Shack on W.
Rosemary St. after officers warned a
large gathering there that drinking beer in
the street is illegal.
"The crowd created a very dangerous
situation as far as public safety was
concerned." Stone said. "We were
concerned about people in the street
getting run over,"
After meeting with town attorneys and
Assistant Town Manager Gene Shipman
Wednesday morning about the incident
and similar problems, Stone said the
ordinance would continue to be enforced.
Stone said bar patrons and others
gathered outside will be warned about the
state law before arrests are made. Officers
will issue no warnings about the city
ordinance, however.
A possible $500 fine or six-month
maximum jail term is levied for violations
of the state law. The city ordinance
carries a possible $50 fine, a 30-day jail
sentence or both, as well as court costs
Stone emphasized that the police are
not singling out Kirkpatrick's, which
often has an overflow crowd. He said he
will confer with bar owner Tim
Kirkpatrick to try to determine a remedy
for the crowd problem.
OWASA, newly appointed UNC conservation
officials discuss on-campus water restrictions
Staff Writer
Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA)
representatives discussed UNC's plans for coping with
the water shortage with two newly appointed
University conservation officials Thursday.
Russell Perry, assistant director of housing, and
Gene Swecker, director of the physical plant, were
appointed as campus conservation officials by Vice
Chancellor for Business John Temple, the first such
appointments made by the University. The creation of
the posts was requested by OWASA.
Discussion .at the meeting focused on the
University's current conservation programs.
Swecker outlined the following programs in an
interview Wednesday:
Water restricters on shower heads in all residence
halls. The restricters will cut the amount of shower
water per minute in half.
"Conserve Water" cards posted above every water
facility in residence halls. Suggestions on the card
include using a cup of water to brush teeth, stopping up
basins to wash hair or to shave, and flushing toilets
only when necessary.
Timers on classroom air conditioners. Timers will
turn off the air-conditioners automatically during the
nights and weekends.
Wells drilled on campus. The wells are being dug
to supply water to the air conditioners and the laundry.
One is already in operation to supply water to Bowman
Gray swimming pool.
"We have not reached the point where we must turn
the air conditioning units off completely, though we
may," Swecker said.
Also discussed at the meeting was a water-rationing
plan developed by a UNC graduate student.
Both the Department of Housing and physical plant
officials are considering additional steps that may be
taken if University Lake reaches a level of 96 inches
below the dam. The lake level presently is 80 inches
below the dam.
No definite rules or regulations have been set by the
two campus water conservation officials. "We're still in
the inform ing-encouragement stage of conservation
right now," Perry said. "There are not any 'thou shalt
nots' right now."
The Department of Housing has also implemented
its "no-water paint policy," in which students are
allowed to paint their rooms if they do not use water.
Room painting was not allowed last year.
Washers and dryers were turned off by the
Department of Housingduring last year's drought, but
that action was not taken this year. "We found that this
didn't really make any difference as students simply
carried their laundry downtown, so the water was still
used," Perry said earlier this week.
The physical plant will turn off all hot water in
classroom buildings except Woollen Gym beginning
next week. "The only real place hot water used in the
classroom buildings is the bathrooms, but it is a step,"
Swecker said.
The plant is also trying to locate any leaks in water
pipes or fixtures on campus. "We just discovered one at
the ice-making machine at the Y-Court," Swecker said.
"It was really our mistake, as the leak was caused by a
valve that had been left open."
Swecker said a task force of physical plant
employees will be formed within the next week to look
for leaks in buildings.
The task force also will use OWASA monthly meter
readings to check the buildings using the largest
amount of water and see whether water usage in the
buildings can W cut back. "However, this will take
time." he said.
Swecker listed Woollen Gym, Kenan Lab and
Phillips Hall as buildings with the highest amount of
water consumption.
Board to review minority recruitment
Staff Writer
A study calling for increased recruitment
of minority students in the health
professions programs of the UNC system
will come before the UNC Board of
Governors for approval this monh.
The study, written by Dr. Jeanne
McNally, assistant vice president for
academic affairs, concludes: "Given the
concentration of programs in four
predominantly white campuses of the
University system and the lack of minority
students in these programs, it would seem
imperative that a vigorous campaign to
attract qualified minority students be started
Included in those four schools is UNC.
The 200-plus page report also says the
speech pathology, health education and
health administration programs in the UNC
system are not meeting their students' needs
and should be "examined carefully."
The survey's specific recommendations
were approved by the Board's Educational
Planning and Policy Committee Aug. 22.
The study found that a scarcity of
minority students majoring in health
professions is especially noticablc at UNC,
Appalachian State U niversity, East Carolina
U niversity and Western Carolina U niversity.
Combined, the schools have graduated
nearly 550 health professions majors in the
past two years, the study says, with only 7 per
cent being black.
McNally said Thursday that most of the
schools' health, professions departments
have minority recruitment programs
already, but that those were not enough.
"In early 1976. those efforts weren't
adequate, but the recruitment programs in
September 1 977 should have more impact on
minority students than before," she said.
Specific recommendations for the UNC
campus were:
The dental hygiene sub-baccalaureate
certificate program should be phased out
within the next five years because the
baccalaureate program meets the program's
purposes better.
The School of Pharmacy should phase
cut the present one year of prepharmacyand
four years of the pharmacy program and
maintain the two-plus-three program as the
single program to increase transfer
Medical technology programs that offer
integrated programs (ECU, UNC and WCU)
should expand according to their current
The proposed Dental Auxiliary
Teacher Education masters program should
be approved.
The basic masters degree in
occupational therapy at UNC, approved in
1974 for students without undergraduate
degrees in that field, should be developed.
Dr. Raymond P. White Jr., dean of the
School of Pharmacy, said Thursday the
recommendation for his department met
with his approval.
"Actually, we submitted that original
proposal." he said. White said termination of
the one-year prepharmacy program would
eliminate UNC students prematurely
moving into the third year and decreasing
transfer admissions. "Now, everybody in the
state can compete for positions in the class,"
he said.
Dr. LeRoy D. Werley Jr., acting dean of
the School of Dentistry, was similarly
unconcerned about the recommendation to
phase out part of his dental hygiene program
because, he said, "The recommendation
doesn't really constitute a change."
Werley said the school's sub
baccalaureate certificate program was not
favored by faculty. It is preferred that
students complete a four year program and
receive a degree, he said.
But, he added, if a student completes his
clinical curriculum, the certificate would still
have to be awarded, even if the student did
not complete general college requirements.
He also said he worked with McNally in
making the recommendation.
Recommendations to phase out WCU's
health care management program and
UNCC's medical technology program have
met with some opposition from those

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