( S( photo by l.C. Barbour
Carolina s defense turned in a strong performance in the 10-7 here, including tackle Dee Hardison (71), back Bobby Cale
loss to Kentucky in the season opener Saturday. Wildcat (31) and end T. K. McDaniels (92).
fullback Rod Stewart runs into a wall of Carolina defenders
It will be clear and sunny
today with a high in the
upper-70s and a low tonight
in the upper-50s. Tomorrow
should be a little warmer.
Volume 85, Issue No. 11
at Bell Tower
By MEREDITH CREWS
As the Bell Tower clock chimed the
noon hour Friday, about 60 Carolina
students pulled out their joints and pipes
to participate in the revival of the High
The society originated in the fall of
1974. Then, hundreds of Carolina
students gathered every Friday at noon
to smoke marijuana under the Bell
Tower or in the Forest Theatre.
Mari, who asked that her last name
not be used, was a member of the
original High Noon Society. She said
she hoped attendance at the meetings
would equal that of two years past.
"I think the top attendance record
was 325 students," she said. "But I hope
we can beat that record this year."
According to several people at the
gathering Friday, the purpose of the
present High Noon Society is not
As one male member said, "We just
want to get high. There are a lot of
boring professors around here and this
is the best way 1 know how to make it
through the week.
"The lawmakers are hypocritical.
They say ifs okay to drink alcohol,
which is bad for you, but not okay to
smoke marijuana, which hasn't been
Another member of the group said he
thought the High Noon Society
originally began as a form of social
By CHIP PEARSALL
Despite nearly four and one-half inches of
rainfall last week, the unavoidable fact
remains: the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area
faces a severe water crisis.
Orange Water and Sewer Authority
(OWASA) officials, along "with
representatives of both towns, the county,
the University and the student body got
together Friday to discuss the drought.
OWASA Chairman Paul M orris analyzed
the present situation:
University Lake had risen 23.5 inches by
Friday due to rainfall Wednesday and
Thursday. But that lake level corresponds
approximately with the lowest point reached
during the crisis last year about 64 inches
(University Lake stood at 57.5 inches
below crest Saturday.)
The lowest water level last year came
during October, a full month later than the
The U.S. Weather Service's 30-day
forecast predicts higher than average
temperatures and below average rainfall.
A reduction in water supplied to
OWASA from Durham's Lake Michie
began last week. Durham officials
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Approximately 60 persons appeared Friday at the Bell Tower for the first meeting of
the year for controversial High Noon. Rumor has it that some smoked marijuana.
The original High Noon Society
received statewide newspaper and
television coverage, rousing the ire of
many North Carolinians who did not
want their tax money used to support
students who spent their money on
UNC President William C. Friday
and Dean of Student Affairs Donald
Boulton received numerous letters
criticizing the University for allowing
the High Noon Society to continue.
Boulton also received several clippings
from an article by Ann Landers on the
dangers of drug abuse.
The High Nooners disbanded shortly
after campus security officers
not over; conservation measures needed
discovered that the lake would be expended
before University Lake ran dry if Durham
continued to supply the 3.5 million gallons
per day (mgd) it has been providing recently.
Durham now sells between 2.5 and 2.7
mgd to OWASA, and approximately 2.3
mgd must be drawn from University Lake to
meet average daily needs.
Average daily water consumption since
classes began has been 15 per cent higher
than for the same period last year, averaging
"We haven't turned the corner yet," said
Chapel Hill Mayor James C.Wallace. "But I
am more optimistic now than I was 72 hours
ago (before the rains began)."
Morris said that, despite the rain, stage
three of the water conservation plan
implemented by OWASA would still be in
effect. The third phase began when
University Lake reached 72 inches below
crest on July 19. The Carrboro and Chapel
Hill Boards of Aldermen then enacted
ordinances restricting water use.
The third stage prohibits lawn watering,
car washing and washing outside areas with
water. It also restricts shrubbery and garden
watering except between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Swimming-pool water flow must be cut to
the minimum amount necessary to maintain
Serving the students and the
Monday, September 12, 1977,
positioned themselves on Wilson
Library to photography pot smokers.
Many members already had left the
group because of a bomb threat at a
H igh N oon gathering at Forest Theater.
Campus security officers were not
present for the come-back of the
marijuana society Friday, and Lt. C. E.
Mauer, campus police liaison officer,
said he was not sure what would happen
to the Nooners in the future.
Last Friday may have been the first
H igh Noon meeting in a long time, but it
will not be the last, members said. They
are planning to make the noon vigil a
weekly happening once again on the
Saturday's water consumption
3.757 million gallons
from University Lake
1.045 million gallons
2.712 million gallons
Level of University Lake
57.5 inches below capacity
Water consumption on Sept. 10, 1976
4.5 million gallons
operation. Restaurants must serve water
only on request. Water-cooled equipment
that does not recycle water may not be used
except for health and safety reasons.
Only a proclamation by the mayor of each
town would lift the restrictions, Morris said.
OWASA executive director Everett
Billingsley said OWASA would not suggest
lifting the measures now because of the
weather forecast, water-supply situation
with Durham and increased daily
consumption this year.
Mayor Wallace said he "would not look
with favor on requests to lift the ordinance"
now. Wallace said that lifting restrictions,
then imposing them again, would be
confusing. Last year, he noted, restrictions
were not lifted until Dec. 12.
By GENE IPC HI RCH
LEXINGTON, Ky. - After 60 minutes of
head-banging, nose-to-nose football here
Saturday. North Carolina fell short of
avenging its December Peach Bowl loss to
Kentucky as the Wildcats ran to a 10-7 win in
the season opener.
Kentucky fans probably did not recognie
Carolina's team as the same team they faced
in December. The Tar Heel defense was
tough throughout the game and did not
allow the Wildcat running backs a chance to
run away with the game like they did in
Carolina could have won the game had it
not been for some erratic officiating and a
fumbled punt in the fourth quarter. With
Carolina leading 7-3. Mel Collins was
fielding a punt at the Carolina 30-yard line
and had signaled for a fair catch. Me was
unable to control the ball on the punt, and a
Wildcat defender. Freddie Williams, fell on
the ball at the 33. setting up Kentucky's drive
for the final score.
"If mine was a fumble, so were the others,"
Collins said quietly after the game. After
Carolina had scored with 1 0: 1 0 left in the
game. Wildcat Randy Brooks fumbled the
kickoff at the Kentucky 16 and Carolina
defenders fell on it. but the ball was ruled
University community since 1893
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Board appoints member;
approves Union expansion
By NANCY 1IARTIS
The UNC Board of Governors Friday
welcomed a Charlotte school official as its
new member and appropriated $ 1 ,758,000 to
expand the Carolina Union at UNC.
The board also approved a plan calling for
cutting back unnecessary health programs in
the UNC system.
Kathleen R. Crosby, assistant
superintendent In the , Charlotte
Mecklenburg school system, filled the
vacancy created last month by the
resignation of Julius Chambers, a black
Crosby, one of four blacks on the 32
member board, told the group she would be
"a contributing, full-fledged member of the
board, not a minority opinion."
Appointed by William A. Johnson,
chairperson of the board, Crosby will serve
on an interim until the 1979 General
Assembly selects a permanent successor.
Chambers resigned before the board
approved UNC's new desegregation plan,
devised in response to demands made by the
N AACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
(LDF) in a court suit. Chambers is president
of the LDF.
The expansion of the Carolina U nion is to
be funded by student fees. The Union will be
Average QPA decreases
Jicha: grade inflation
By MEREDITH CREWS
The overall University quality point
average (QPA) decreased slightly last
semester, indicating a leveling-off of
grade inflation, according to Donald
Jicha, associate dean of the General
The overall QPA at the University
University Lake was reported full on
Christmas Day last year.
OWASA officials, concerned about the
increased daily consumption this year, asked
about measures being taken by its highest
water consumer the University. Vice
Chancellor for Business and Finance John
Temple said the University has been doing
more than required by the city ordinance to
Temple said he expected water use at the
U niversity to decrease by 300,000 to 400,000
gallons per day within a month. Wells drilled
on campus are now supplying untreated
water for Navy Field, Kessing Pool and air
conditioning in the Northside Medical
In the next few days. Temple said, air
conditioning for Phillips Hall, Kenan Lab,
Morehead Planetarium. Davie Hall. Alumni
Building and New East will operate with well
Within a month, the University laundry
and Steam Plant will be using well water, he
said. Ironically, wells at some sites have been
providing much more water than can be
used, he said.
"We may spend up to $100,000 on these
projects," Temple said, adding that it has
been difficult to locate and install equipment
necessarv to run the wells.
not enough against 'Cats;
in 10-7 season opening
dead by officials and Kentucky maintained
"I was not pleased with the officiating. 1
have no other comment to make except to
say I was not pleased," UNC coach Bill
Dooley said. The officials for the game came
from the Southeastern conference and the
Atlantic Coast Conference.
"I just dropped the ball," Collins said. "I
signaled for a fair catch. I caught it and fell
down. As I fell. 1 dropped it. 1 he ball went
one way and I went the other. I fell forward
and the ball went behind me."
Carolina's ollense had a little surprise for
veteran Tar Heel football watchers it
came into the game throwing the ball. On
Carolina's second offensive series,
sophomore quarterback Matt Kupcc threw
three complete passes lor 21 yards and,
mixed with some running plays, moved the
ball deep into Kentucky territory before
"We were trying to mix it up," Dooley
said. "We knew we couldn't go toe-to-toe
with them. We felt we had to throw the ball
more because they tried to jam us up the
middle then bliting linebackers through on
That combination by the tough Kentucky
defense prevented Carolina's usually potent
running backs from being very effective. Phil
Karris, a sophomore second-string tailback.
extended into the paved parking lot on the
east side of the building facing Raleigh
Street. The expansion was outlined in
original plans for Union construction.
The project is expected to be completed
within two years.
The proposal includes adding a sloping
floor auditorium with a capacity of 600 and
revising space for campus publications, such
as the Daily Tar and the Yackety Yavk.
An expanded photo lab with space for
students and private space for publications is
Provisions would include movable room
dividers to allow more space for
The snack bar will be remodeled,
separating the serving and dining areas and
providing for later programming at night. A
larger television space is also being planned.
The board unanimously approved a plan
for the UNC system's health professions
programs that calls lor trimming any health
program that is "unproductive, excessively
costly or unnecessarily duplicative."
The health professions include such
majors as dental auxiliary programs,
environmental health, health
administration, health care management,
health education, occupational therapy,
physical therapy and pharmacy.
The 264-page report calls for increased
last semester was 2.738, compared to
2.742 in the spring of 1976.
"The slight decrease does not mean an
end to grade inflation, but does show the
stabilization of the rising spiral of grade
inflation," Jicha said.
"I do not know the precise reason why
grade inflation has leveled off the past
few semesters." he said. "There are
many complex factors involved and no
The concern over grade inflation
began two years ago, when the overall
University QPA was steadily increasing
In the fall of 1972, the overall
University QPA was 2.588. but it
jumped to 2.719 by the fall of 1975.
Over a 14-year period, from 1961 to
1975, the percentage of A's increased
from 10.6 to 28 per cent, B grades
increased from 29.2 to 38.7 per cent,
while C's fell from 40.9 to 26.3 percent.
Jicha said he did not have the
Court-ordered towing ban
scrutinized at hearing today
A hearing will be held today in
Orange County Superior Court to
determine whether a court-ordered
temporary ban on tow ing vehicles from
newly restricted ones in Chapel Hill
Representatives of the town and
lawyers for UNC law student Philip E.
Williams, plaintiff in a suit against
Chapel Hill's new parking ordinance,
will argue net ore Judge Henry A.
was the leading rusher for Carolina, picking
up 41 yards in nine carries. Billy Johnson,
who started at tailback, could get nowhere
through the 'Cat defense, and picked up only
Carolina's score came with 10:10
remaining in the game on a pass from Kupec
at the two-yard line to tight end M ike Finn in
the left corner of the end .one.
Even though Carolina's game plan was
geared to the pass, the young, relatively
inexperienced offensive line was more
effective at knocking some small holes in the
Kentucky defense for the running attack.
Pass protection for Kupcc, P. J. Kay and
Clyde Christensen was weak. Kupec was
sacked for losses several times while Gay was
hit at least once for a loss on a pass play.
"Our offensive line allowed them to get to
us a couple of times." Dooley said. "But,
overall. 1 was pleased."
Kentucky defenders crashing through the
Carolina line tried to make lasting
impressions on the Carolina quarterbacks.
"It looked like they were trying to assault
him (Kupec) and there were some late hits,"
Dooley said. "It's good when you go after the
quarterback, but the timing should be more
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recruitment of minority students
health professions and cancels
education programs at Appalachian State
University and Western Carolina University.
The report also calls for discontinuation
of UNC-Charlotte's medical laboratories
UNC President William C. Friday
described the document as a part of a
pioneering effort that will eventually
examine all academic disciplines in the UNC
The report states that priority should be
given to improving existing health programs
rather than establishing new programs or
expanding old ones.
Specific recommendations for the UNC
The dental hygiene sub-baccalaureate
certificate program should be phased out
within the next five years.
The School of Pharmacy should phase
out the present one-year prcpharmacy and
four-year pharmacy programs.
UNC's medical technology program
should continue to expand.
The basic master's degree in
occupational therapy should be developed.
The board also authorized the UNC
Board of Trustees to apply for a federal grant
for construction of a cancer research center.
percentage of A's and B's given last
semester, but records show that in the
fall of 1975 the percentage of A's
decreased for the first time in 14 years.
To curb grade inflation, the Faculty
Council voted to reduce the length of the
course-dropping period to four weeks in
the spring of 1976.
The council also adopted a voluntary
plus-and-minus grading system on a
two-year trial basis. During the trial
period, pluses and minuses do not affect
Another reason for the stabilization
of grade inflation could be that
professors are more aware of the
problem and are grading accordingly.
Jicha said he did not know if these
factors contributed to the leveling off of
grade inflation, but he said he believes
students are working hard and are
serious about their education.
McKinnon Jr. Town attorneys are
expected to ask the judge to lift the ban,
pending a hearing on the
constitutionality of the parking
The date for that hearing will be set
McKinnon issued the preliminary
injunction Aug. 29 forbidding the town
from ordering vehicles towed, from
zones restricted by a city ordinance.