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Managers of two of the apartment
complexes supporting conservation efforts
believe the complexes can save money by
promoting water conservation.
Rebekah Colley, manager of Bolinwood
Apartments, said the apartment's August
water bill was 20 per cent less than the
previous month. She said the reduction was
partially the result of the apartment's posting
conservation cards throughout the complex.
Water restrictors will be put on shower
heads in Carolina Apartments, according to
manager Rick Hester. And Hester said he
expects the restrictors, which reduce the flow
of water by about a third, will easily pay for
themselves through reduced water bills.
Whenyou can't think
of the one right word,
think of the right two.
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By KEN ROBERTS
What it was was croquet. Cozmic
Croquet, that is. All the area greats made it
out to vie for the Championship in the La La
Bandito's tournament Sunday at the H inton
James Intramural field. It was the thirteenth
cozmic tournament since the founding of the
Intergalactic Federation for Croquet and
Cozmic Awareness (1FCCA).
Teams such as the Blue Bag Boys. The
Media Ogres, the H inton Jimmies, the
Carolina Bagels. Dee's Boys. Squat Thrust
Mentality, the Stoned Rangers and the Pair-a-dice
Palookas all come out regularly to
show what they can do with mallet and ball.
It is so very ridiculous that it has come to be
taken very seriously.
Geno Medler is the head goncho of the
Horses of La La Banditos, the host team for
the fling. He has the tournament planned out
to a tee. The opening ceremonies began at
12:30 p.m. with the parade sixty earnest
advocates of the game marching around the
lawn thrusting their mallets into the air
The fireworks mark the opening and
registration begins. "Clean" Gene, clad in a
white dinner jacket, light green dress shirt,
black bow tie, a sombrero big enough to
shame any Mexican and blue jeans paces the
four courses he has laid out. giving the
wickets a final checking.
David Zucchino is there spiffed up in the
height of croquet fashion. The white dinner
jacket, white slacks and white high-top
Converse offer a striking contrast to the
brown pin-striped shirt he wears. "Z" plays
for the Jones Street Boys, a four-man team
composed of the godfathers of croquet:
Moose Pulley. "Country" Dan Collins and
Collins talks proudly of the vibrant red
jacket he wears giving special attention to the
black lapel. For four dollars at the PTA
Thrift Shop, he can't complain. Throughout
the day he gives out husky yells that do for
croquet what Tarzan's did for the jungle.
"We're passing the hat. It's time for another
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Former UNC fencer Ken Williams has
formed a team penned the Gay Blades and
has seen to it that they wear team shirts.
Williams uses a jet black ball with a big eight
on it. The eight ball provided him with all the
luck he needed as he made it to the final
round of six from one-hundred-plus
contestants who entered.
John Daggon looks a little puzzled by the
happenings, it being his first croquet
tournament ever. Yet the UNC graduate
student played well all day and went on to
top all the big names and win the
tournament. "I think luck had a lot to do
with it," he said good-naturedly.
Moose Pulley, often pronounced Poo-lay
hinting at French ancestry also made it
to the finals. So did Warren of the Wizards.
Gary from the Piedmont Pushers who play
out of Chatham County and John, stroking
for Eliot Rosewater's Finest.
Zucchino is the only three time winner in
cozmic croquet history: the aforementioned
Collins and McKee Lee have both won
twice. Lee, sporting a tee shirt, cutoffs,
mismatched knee socks and a yellow
headband that dances in and out from under
his. curly mop of light brown hair, is one ol
the "early heavies" and was in fact the winner
of the First Annual Jones Street
That first tournament was not started at
the sudden whims of these devout mallet
men but was born of necessity. 1 1 seems a van
had come to die on the team's Jones Street
property, and they had to be rid of it.
Solution: have a croquet tournament and
offer the van as first prize. Croquet
tournaments caught on quickly except
The Jones Street Boys were forced to
relocate not once, but twice. After their
departure from their Jones Street abode,
they were forced out of Littlejohn
Apartments, but not before the First Annual
Littlejohn Invitational. Other tournaments
include the Clarence B. Alligood Memorial
Tournament and the Richard Raskind
"Don't Say You're Gay, Rene" Memorial
Collins jests about the luck with landlords.
."Croquet is so mobile. Within half an hour
you can have your wickets down and within
an hour you can have the property devalued.
Those landlords just quake in their boots
when we croquet."
Now Collins and clan reside in the "self
insufficient" community, full of lounge
lizards, lunatics, scoffiaws. layabouts and
ne'er do wells." says David Zucchino. The
community has politics in the form of Mayor
Edmund Muskie, a newspaper, the
"Spudtowne Tattler" and bumper stickers
that are frequenting more bumpers every
The bumper stickers take shots at
organized religion and. yes. even at UNC.
"Honk if you love spuds." reads one. "Have
you hugged your spud today ?" asks another.
"I'd rather be in Spudtowne" boasts the
The pseudo-ambitious fellows have even
rented the stage at local bar. Cat's Cradle, to
put on the "Spudtowne Follies." an always
profitable event for all concerned.
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That's not pancake syrup Noland Smith is mixing up. The junior accounting major
acquired the taste and the expertise for beer making when he found a recipe for
Student brews his own
By DAVID CRAFT
Even though the price of beer in Chapel Hill has fallen considerably, one
student believes beer is still too expensive. He has found a way to drink all
the beer he wants at only a fraction of the cost. He brews his own.
Noland Smith, a junior accounting major from Murphy, found a recipe
, this summer that he uses to make his own beer for six cents a can.
"It's tough being a beer drinker in Cherokee County," Smith said. "The
Baptists and bootleggers have kept the county dry. You can either drive
twenty miles to Tennessee or pay the bootleggers $3.50 a six-pack."
Three ingredients are necessary for making your own beer, Smith
explained. They are: ( I) a five pound bag of sugar, (2) one packet of yeast,
and (3) a can of Blue Ribbon Brand syrup, containing hops and other grains.
"To make the beer." Smith said, "You take a five-gallon can and pour in
the sugar, less two cups. Then you pour in the syrup and add four-and-a-half
gallons of lukew arm w ater. Then, you sprinkle the yeast on the mixture and
The yeast reacts with the sugar to produce the alcohol, Smith explained.
"I have been experimenting with different amounts of sugar. Generally
speaking, the more sugar, the higher the alcohol content.
The dark brown mixture must be left in the covered can to ferment for
about a week. "After four or five hours, tiny bubbles start to rise to the top.
This is the brewing process."
After the bubbles stop, the beer must age for three days. Smith bottles his
beer in sixty-four-ounce soft drink containers and old wine bottles.
And the taste? Something between beer and wine. "I drank it all during
the summer and acquired a taste for it. Somebody gave me a.Millr when I
got back to school. I drank part of it and threw the rest away."
There are two advantages to home-brewing, Smith said. First is the cost.
"I can make five gallons for about $3. That's about six cents a can. The
second benefit is the taste. "It's twice as strong. The alcohol content is about
six per cent. One eight-ounce glass and you feel a little light-headed."
Smith hosted a party this summer for 50 friends in Murphy. "We made
fifteen gallons of home brew for six bucks. Everybody felt pretty good after
the party, and we still had beer left over."
There is no law against making your own beer, as long as you make only
small batches, Smith said. "We even had a couple of highway patrolmen to
drink some of it once."
And what did they think of it? "They loved it."
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