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Volume 85, Issue No. 13
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Police may tow all vehicles
By CHIP PEARSALL
An Orange County Superior Court
judge Tuesday issued a preliminary
injunction prohibiting Chapel Hill from
granting special parking permits only to
town residents who do not have off
street parking at their homes.
Judge Henry A. McKinnon Jr. also
lifted a temporary restraining order
invoked Aug. 29 which prohibited the
town from ordering the towing of
vehicles that violated a new parking
Chapel Hill Police Chief Herman L.
Stone said Tuesday he wants to see a
copy of the injunction before he decides
how police will handle ordinance
enforcement. Stone said he plans to use
towing, ticketing and citations to
enforce the ordinance.
"I will wait until I can read the
injunction and then give a day's warning
to everyone," Stone said.
Under the ordinance, passed by the
Board of Aldermen July 1 1, residents on
41 streets where parking was restricted
could apply to the board for the free
permits. The permits allowed the
residents to park on streets where
Friday goes to
By NANCY HART1S
UNC President William C. Friday is in
Washington today rallying support for
UNC's recently adopted desegregation plan.
Friday will be meeting with members of '
North Carolina's congressional delegation in
what he termed an "information exchange.
"The purpose of this meeting is to review
our response to the HEW (U.S. Department
of Health, Education and Welfare)
guidelines," Friday said in an interview
The desegregation plan, written this
summer and adopted last month by the UNC
Board of Governors, seeks to further
eliminate racial duality on all campuses in
the University system.
The plan was written in response to
demands by HEW that the UNC system
speed up integration.
Today's meeting is being arranged by Rep.
L. H. Fountain, chairperson of the House
subcommittee on Intergovernmental
Relations and Human Resources, a group
that deals frequently with HEW.
All eight of North Carolina's
representatives are invited to the meeting,
along with Sens. Jesse Helms and Robert
Morgan, Friday said.
It is not known yet whether HEW will
approve the UNC plan or not, as the plan
disregards a number of HEW guidelines.
HEW has, as of today, 111 days to
respond to the plan.
"I don't think we will get an answer to this
until sometime in January," Friday said,
Laketree proposal defeated by Board of Aldermen
SUM photo by Mmt Stavent
Mayor James Wallace cast one of the five
votes that defeated the Laketree
proposal before the Board of Aldermen.
Laketree managers, having already
made several concessions, promised
that they'd be back to try again.
parking was banned between 9 a.m. and
4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Vehicles parked without permits on
the newly restricted streets were subject
to towing, parking tickets and traffic
UNC law student Philip E. Williams
is challenging the ordinance's
constitutionality. He charges that it
creates a special class of persons
those able to get parking permits and
thus discriminates against persons
unable to get permits.
According to the suit, the ordinance
violates provisions of the federal and
state constitutions that protect free
public access to public streets.
In his suit, Williams asked for the
temporary restraining order, the
preliminary injunction and' a final
judgment prohibiting Chapel Hill from
enforcing the ordinance.
McKinnon granted a restraining
order Aug. 29 which outlawed towing
from the restricted streets untjl
Tuesday's preliminary hearing could be
At that hearing, McKinnon ruled
only on that part of the ordinance
taw .. s-vsA s Js wi a. t ' jl
President William Friday
noting that he did expect to talk with HEW
Sec. Joseph Califano sometime in the future
before HEW makes its final decision.
Although Friday was unwilling to guess
how HEW will respond, he was willing to
talk about statewide reaction to the UNC
"I've gotten more reaction to this proposal
than anything else I've submitted to the
Board of Governors," Friday said. "It has
been an overwhelming reaction and 1 would
say most of it has been positive."
But, he noted, the plan has also drawn
criticism, particularly at a meeting of North
Carolina blacks in Greenville last njonth.
By AMY McRARY
and NANCY HARTIS
The Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen has
apparently decided that the town can
accommodate no more growth until its
water, sewer and transportation facilities are
' radically improved.
The aldermen Monday rejected a request
to construct Laketree, a proposed suburb for
southern Orange County that was debated
and studied by various branches of town
government for more than a year.
The board defeated by a 5 to 4 vote six
resolutions that would have allowed
construction of the 387-acre development
proposed by Durham residents Sylvia Rodin
and Gertrude Groten.
"We were naturally very disappointed
with the decision by the Board of Aldermen
because we were confident they would see
the competent planning and foresight we
have put into the proposal for our
community," Rodin said in a telephone
"Instead, we now feel that certain people
on the board have been very short-sighted in
voting against our plan," she said.
Five of the six resolutions came to the
board with recommendations of approval by
Town Manager Kurt J. Jenne and the
Chapel Hill Planning Board.
After the aldermen rejected the Laketree
proposal. Peg Parker, Planning Board
Serving the students and the
Wednesday, September 14, 1977,
allowing the town to issue permits.
Approximately 60 permits have been
granted by the board so far.
The injunction has not been written
yet. but the judge's order went into effect
about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Steve Bcrnholt, attorney for
Williams, said the injunction means the
town cannot issue permits or observe
the permits already issued. Therefore,
residents with permits could be towed
for parking in the restricted zones, if
police use towing to enforce the
But Police Attorney Jean Boyles said
the wording of the injunction must be
considered before questions such as
towing of vehicles with permits could be
Coalition battles state DOT over 1-40
By MARK ANDREWS
Staff W riter
Local government officials and interested
citizen groups met Tuesday to plan
opposition to the proposed 1-40 extension
through Orange and Durham counties.
Town and county government officials,
organizers and members of various citizen
groups met to plan the effort to fight the state
Department of Transportation's proposed
20.5-mile stretch of highway from 1-85 near
H illsborough to the present end of 1-40 at the
One member from each of the more than
one dozen participating citizen groups will
meet with organizers again next Tuesday to
discuss how they can stop the corridor,
alternative IB, from being constructed.
Corridor IB starts at 1-85 near the N.C. 86
exit at Hillsborough, runs through rural
Orange County paralleling 86, turns and
passes between Chapel H ill and Durham and
Into women's year groups
Helms begins Senate inquiry
By STEPHEN HARRIS
Sen. Jesse Helms's inquiry into the
activities of International Women's Year
(IWY) groups begins today in Washington,
though members of North Carolina's IWY
Committee will not be present.
Elizabeth Koontz, chairperson of the state
IWY convention, said Monday she was not
invited to the inquiry, nor were any other
members of the state IWY committee.
However, two North Carolina women,
Mary Pegg and Ann Bagnall, both critics of
the state IWY committee, were invited.
Pegg said she was invited on Sept. 3 to
testify at the hearing.
The Helms inquiry will run today and
Thursday. It was organized by Helms's staff
and is not a formal committee hearing.
Witnesses from 40 states are expected to
The hearing will examine alleged
restrictions of some women at state IWY
chairperson, requested they give the
Planning Board guidelines for water and
sewer questions concerning any future
"Now that Laketree has been denied after
we (the Planning Board) worked with the
plan for so long, we need guidance in
working with any other subdivision
proposal," Parker said.
The board agreed to schedule a work
session with the Planning Board next week
' to discuss water and sewer guidelines.
Laketree was to have been located on U.S.
15-501 between Culbreth Junior High
School and Dogwood Acres.
The planned community included two
single family residential sections, Laketree
Hills and Laketree Acres. The plans also
called for construction of a shopping center,
apartments, condominiums, a 31-acre lake
and an office park.
The land for the cancelled plan now is
owned by Eben Merritt of Pituboro Road
and is under contract to be sold to the
The project was to have been built in
phases over a 10-year period, beginning with
a few houses in the Laketree Hills
The five board members opposing the
Laketree project were: Robert Epting,
Jonathan Howes, Marvin Silver, R. D.
Smith and Mayor James C. Wallace.
Howes, Silver, and Smith said they could
not support Laketree because Chapel Hill
could not accommodate the additional
i'nnersity community since IXV3
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Orientation is over and with it has gone
classes. Most students have settled
existing 1-40 at the Research
Durham attorney B. B. Olive, who is
coordinating the citizen effort, said the
coalition is planning a two-prong attack.
The first task, he noted, is to educate the
participating citizens and the government
officials as to the reasons IB should not be
built. At the same time, however, attorneys
will be preparing for possible legal action.
Citizen groups represented at the meeting
included the League of Women Voters, the
local chapter of the Sierra Club, UNC
Student Government, the local chapter of
Young Democrats, the New Hope Audubon
Society, the New Hope Improvement
Association, the Friends' School, Chapel
Hill Women's Club and the local
Democratic and Republican parties.
Orange County Board of Commissioners
Chairman Richard Whitted said the meeting
showed that much opposition existed to the
conventions, plus other alleged midconduct
by the national and state commissions.
Pegg and Bagnall have criticized
arrangements at the North Carolina IWY
convention held in Winston-Salem in
June. Pegg has questioned the state IWY
committee's activities and distribution of
scholarships for poor women at the state
"A number of state IWY conferences have
come under increasing criticism," Helms has
said, "for what now appears to be a
coordinated nationwide plan to exclude
groups of woincn whose views did not
coincide with those of the militant feminist
activist members of the National
Commission on IWY.
Miriam K. Slifkin of Chapel Hill, who
attended the state convention denies that
non-feminists were restricted at the state
"We really made an all-out effort to
inform women who would not normally
participate," Slifkin said. "The convention
demands for water, sewage and
transportation they said would occur.
"With my way of thinking, we made the
mistake years ago when we gave lip service to
planned growth, but didn't give lip service to
the things that go with it adequate water,
sewer and traffic " Smith said.
Smith also expressed concern that
Laketree would result in too much traffic on
Alderman Thomas C.Gardner, who voted
in favor of Laketree, said, "Laketree would
have a 10 to 1 5 year build-out period. I know
there are some real estate and business
interests in this community that don't want
to see Laketree. But, if you're concerned
about planned growth and development, this
is the way."
Board members voting in favor of the
proposal were: Gardner, Gerry Cohen,
Shirley Marshall and Edward Vickery.
Cohen told the board, "The old way of
approving small subdivisions here and there
in town has caused the problems. We will
only pretend to stop growth if we stop
Bob Midgette, attorney for the
developers, said the Laketree plan was
exactly what the town had sought: to
incorporate a mixture of housing types in
one community, not many small, scattered
"1 would not discount the possibility of
investigating grounds for putting the matter
in the courts," Midgette said.
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the giddy first week of
into the routine of
"We certainly got an indication that
citizens are interested in and committed to
opposing 1-40," he said.
Chapel Hill Mayor James Wallace warned
that the corridor would cause considerable
damage to the southeastern part of Orange
County and that the town had opposed the
construction of any new corridors in the
county for years.
"Our major view is that it is far tooclosc to
existing subdivisions, too close to the
University and the town," Wallace
Wallace conceded the convenient access to
Raleigh and the Research Triangle that the
new highway would bring is attractive, but
said the costs far outweight the benefits.
The town has called for upgradingN .C. 54
to four lanes instead, Wallace said.
The I B project was formally approved at a
state Transportation Board meeting in High
Point last Friday.
was handled well, was handled fairly.
Elizabeth Koontz leaned over backward to
include all opinions."
The state IWY convention began as
"speakouts" small meetings across the
state. Lists of issues and potential workshops
were sent by speakouts to the state
About 30 people attended a speakout in
Hillsborough headed by Slifkin.
"We sent out letters to four counties, to
churches and to newspapers," she said. "We
sent letters to every organization that we
could think of."
Though Slifkin thought activists were
better represented than working-class
women, she said IWY efforts to attract all
viewpoints were the best possible.
Slifkin said the discussions between
women at the convention made the effort
"Women told me that they had never felt
so good about something," Slifkin said. "The
fact that people were listening to their
Chapel Hill Municipal Building Voter Registration Times
Monday Oct. 10
Tuesday Sept. 20
Thursday Sept. 22
Saturday Sept. 17
Voter registration opens
Voter registration for the fall elections
began Monday and will run through Oct. 10.
To be eligible to vote in fall elections, a
person must have lived in Orange County 30
days prior to Nov. 8.
Also persons who have moved since
registering here should file address change
forms. This regulation does not apply,
however, to students who have merely
changed rooms in the same dorm.
Registration and address changes can be
made at either the Carrboro Town Hall or
the Chapel Hill Municipal Building. A
person can register at the Carrboro Town
Hall Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Chapel Hill
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studying, although some get drowsy in the process, as shown
by this young woman In the Undergraduate Library.
Federal Transportation Secretary Brock
Adams will have to approve the 1-40 project.
Wallace said the final environmental-impact
statement and Adams' decision will
influence what action the coalition will take.
Chapel Hill and Durham disagree over
where the 1-40 corridor should go, Wallace
said. While many Chapel Hill and Orange
County residents oppose the selected site of
the 1-40 addition, Durham city and county
prefer the site over one which would join or
parallel 1-85 and go through the northern
part of Durham.
Olive said "some very serious questions"
have been raised concerning the impact the
IB corridor would have in light of the
projected energy crisis and Orange County's
He said he is also worried that the highway
would have adverse effects on Duke Forest,
sections of which lie on both skies of the (B
problems for the first time was the reason."
The North Carolina IWY convention
appointed 23 members to attend the national
IWY convention, to be held in Houston in
"A national conference which is not
properly representative," Sen Helms has
said, "is worse than no national women's
conference at all."
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Municipal Building has staggered times at
the dates listed below. Persons wishing to
register must bring a student ID, driver's
license or other forms of identification.
In the fall elections. Chapel H ill voters will
elect four aldermen for the four positions
presently held by Gerry Cohen, Shirley
Marshall, Marvin Silver and Tommy
Carrboro voters wiu select a mayor and
four representatives for Carrboro Board of
Aldermen positions presently held by Mayor
Ruth West, Braxton Foushee, DougSharer,
Nancy White and John Boone.
- KATI1Y HART