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Serving the students and the University community since WV3
Volume 85. Issue No. 15
Friday, September 16, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Pleast call us: 933-0245
T' survey on campus life:
UNC size is main concern
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By MARK ANDREWS
Students favor a four-course load and a
longer drop-add period, a recently released
campus survey shows.
The Educational Committee of the
University YM-YWCA conducted the
survey last winter to determine the status of
undergraduate life at UNC and found that
the academic curriculum and the four-course
load are still important issues to students.
In its report the committee said it may be
necessary to re-evaluate the entire General
The survey, which polled both
undergraduates and faculty members, also
showed that both students and faculty
members are concerned about some of the
problems that Carolina's size has fostered.
Students and faculty listed oversized
classes and impersonal relationships
between students and professors as problems
of most common concern.
Students and faculty differed in the
Debut of 'Weekender
Weekender, an eight-page tabloid
supplement to the Friday Daily Tar Heel
makes its debut today.
The supplement, devoted to
entertainment, sports, special events and
the arts, is a complete guide to weekend
activities in the Triangle area.
It will be published in the DTH every
Friday and will also be distributed off
campus and at weekend sports events.
DTH Editor Greg Porter called
Weekender a "beautiful marriage of the
practical and the ideal." The tabloid
supplement should increase advertising
and also serve students by providing
better, more comprehensive coverage of
weekend events. Porter said.
"It's not feasible for the Daily Tar Heel
to publish on Saturday and Sunday, but
- it is feasible for us to use the resources we
have during the week to supplement the
days when we're not publishing," Porter
Lance claims 'conscience
WASHINGTON (UPI) Calling for a
"people's verdict," Bert Lance took the
offensive, against his critics Thursday,
charging that members of the Senate and the
media have smeared his reputation with
innuendoes and distortions.
"My conscience is clear," he said in a
forceful and sometimes angry 90-minute
statement to the Senate Governmental
When Lance was done, President Carter
told reporters he is "keeping an open mind"
on the future of his old friend and budget
Carter said he probably will make a
decision when the committee completes its
Lance gave no direct indication of whether
he will resign in his 49-page statement, but
made a detailed, point by point rebuttal of
the major charges against him: bank
overdrafts, questionable bank loans,
improper use of political clout and hiding his
financial problems from the Senate prior to
his nomination as budget director.
"I did not ask for this fight," he told a
packed hearing held in the Senate's largest
committee room to accommodate the
Bed lofts called unsafe
Officials order dismantling
of most bunk beds in dorms
By AMY McRARY
Bed lofts in UNC residence halls were
ordered to come crashing down this week,
except for one in Ehringhaus and another in
Residence directors were told several
weeks ago that all lofts would have to be
disassembled pending the setting of rules by
the Department of Housing.
Director of Housing James D.Condiehas
said he is in favor of lofts, but that the state
fire marshall has called them a fire hazard.
But Kenneth Dixon, state fire marshall for
state-owned property, said Tuesday that the
majority of the bed lofts are not fire hazards.
Dixon said Tuesday that he has no
objections to the elevated beds as long as
they are painted with fire-retardant paint (if
made of wood) and built with cross-braces to
make them as sturdy as a normal bunk bed.
The lofts in Ehringhaus and Cobb have
not been removed because "they are being
used as models to determine specifications
for the new policy concerning lofts," Osteen
"But lofts are not presently legal. They
never have been," he said.
emphasis placed on other issues. While
students complained about inadequate
housing and parking facilities, the faculty
members responding said there was an
overemphasis on nonintellectual activities
such as sports and social life.
The survey was conducted through
random sampling of undergraduates and
faculty members last February. Every tenth
students and every third faculty member
were chosen from alphabetical listings. The
questionnaire was also sent to University
administrators occupying high-level
positions who deal with undergraduates.
Less than 10 per cent of the students
receiving the questionnaire responded, and
the percentage was only slightly better for
Only 102 students and 38 faculty members
responded to the survey.
"The small number of faculty precluded
any useful. . .examination of their
characteristics," the committee report said.
Both groups said they are pleased with the
said. "We don't have to invest as much
money for something like Weekender as
we would for a Saturday or Sunday
edition, yet we can still serve the student's
The success of Weekender will depend
mainly on advertising revenue. Porter
said. Increased advertising revenue
should result in larger newspapers and
thus more space for news, features,
sports, arts and entertainment, he said.
Today's Weekender includes articles
on the first home football game, area flea
markets and reviews and previews of
movies and plays. A comprehensive
weekend calendar is also included.
Porter also announced several new
staff appointments. The new arts and
entertainment editor is Chip Ensslin.
Staff photographer Allen Jernigan has
been named head photographer. Sam
Fulwood has been hired as a staff
crowd. "But now that 1 am in it, I am fighting
not only for myself, but also for our system."
In response to one of the most potentially
damaging charges he faced, Lance said he
had ample proof that he did not withhold
information on his financial dealings from
the Senate during his nomination hearings in
Lance said that seven days prior to his
confirmation he told Senate investigators
about his bank overdrafts, the large loans he
got from several banks, problems his
Calhoun, Ga., bank had faced, and that the
Justice department looked into financing of
his 1974 campaign for governor of Georgia.
Committee members questioned him for
2'A hours afterward, but much of the time
was devoted to political squabbling and
Panel Chairman Abraham Ribicoff, D
Conn., turned immediately to the issue of
overdrafts, noting inconsistency in Lance's
story and information gathered by the
comptroller of the currency.
"You and I read the comptroller of
currency entirely opposite," Ribicoff said.
He said the comptroller lists overdrafts in the
second half of 1 974 in amounts ranging from
Betty Jeanne Smith, who has been allowed
to keep the loft she built in 206 Cobb, would
not say how her elevated bed was selected as
"All I'm going to say is I don't want this
talked about until the housing department
rules are set," Smith said.
The other loft still standing is that of
Ehringhaus Residence Assistant Jan Bailey.
Smith and Bailey are both members of a
committee established by the Department of
Housing to make rules on what kind of lofts
are legal and safe on campus.
Other students on the committee are:
Mark Alford, Mike Griffin, Tom Worth,
Henderson College Residence Director Ron
Wilson, Jim Dtaszynski, an assistant
residence director, Randy Brodd, Marie
Patterson and David Scher.
Alford a. Griffin, who are roommates,
were require i remove their loft Tuesday.
Worth must also remove his loft.
The committee will consider who should
inspect the lofts, removal of the beds at the
end of the year, ladders for the lofts and the
signing of a form releasing the Department
of Housing from any responsibility for
injuries to the student as the result of
sleeping in a loft.
The rules may be set by Sept. 26.
natural surroundings of the campus and the
town, and with the diversity of University
programs and courses.
Students indicated substantial interest in
the sports program as well as other
extracurricular activities such as fine arts,
lectures and student government.
Students and faculty members alike
showed they considered UNCtohaveagdod
faculty and a strong academic reputation.
Despite criticism about Carolina's large
sie, both undergraduates and faculty
members favored the variety of courses and
programs that the University has to offer.
Faculty members praised the wealth of
"Sie in itself may not be the problem," the
committee report says, "but rather the
way(s) the large number of students are
organized and assisted through their
undergraduate experience at Carolina. The
process for many students has become
impersonal, confusing and deficient in
Blue jeans war flares up in Chapel Hill area;
prices bottom out on most popular campus styles
By ETTA I.EE
' It used to be that blue jeans cost only a
couple of bucks a pair. But today,
customers sometimes pay more than $20
a pair, and merchants now are referring
to them as "blue gold."
But the one phenomenon that could
come to the rescue of students who are
feeling the pinch of expensive denim has
hit the blue jean market in the Chapel
Hill area: a price war.
The heavy competition began this
summer when major retail outlets across
the nation marked down some lines of
Levi's jeans from $16 to $12.50.
After Levi's outlets cut their prices,
sellers of other brands lowered their
prices to compete. Sears. Roebuck &
Co. and the J. C. Penney Co.. for
$25,000 in August to $ 1 89,000 in N ovember.
Lance said that he was speaking only of his
personal account which was overdrawn in a
much smaller amount. Ribicoff s totals
included the overdrafts of Mrs. Lance, the
Lance family and Lance's campaign.
Lance'slawyer, Clark Clifford, advised
him to stick with his statement.
Lance answered each question, but often
conferred with his lawyer first.
He had made clear in his statement he is
depending on the public not the Senate of
media to back his case.
"I am secure and comfortable knowing
that my conscience is clear and that the
people's verdict will be a fair and just one,"
The hearing took a political tone under
questioning by Sen. Charles Percy of
Illinois, the panel's ranking Republican and
chief Lance critic.
Percy attempted to introduce into the
record a sworn statement of a surprise
witness, a lawyer from a New York bank
involved in the controversy over Lance's use
of stock as loan collateral.
As if students at Carolina didn't already
recently ordered the dismantling of lofts
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example, rans sales on their, private
label brands. Those jeans cost ess than
County Seat, a Levi's r. ail outlet,
was one of the first stores to cut its
prices. The County Seat at South
Square Mall lowered the price of its
denim flair legs and corduroys to $ 1 2. 50
around Father's Day.
Brooks Honeycutt. assistant manager
of the South Square's County Seat, said
sales have improved tremendously since
then but have begun leveling off because
other stores also have lowered their
Barbara Call, manager of The
Junction in University Mall, said, "It's a
price war. We have to keep up the
competition. We've been doing fine in
The price of Levi's corduroys and
denim flair legs also has been cut to
$12.50 at The Junction, but the price of
straight legs has remained at $14.75 and
regular jeans still cost $16.50.
Although Levi's retailers have
lowered their prices, the wholesale price
of about $8 a pair has not been
discounted. But Blue Bell Inc., the
makers of Wrangler's, announced at the
beginning of this week that it was
cutting by six per cent its price to
retailers on three lines of jeans. Blue Bell
also said the discount would eventually
cover 30 per cent of its jean products.
Faculty Council to discuss pass
The Faculty Council will consider a resolution to refer
consideration of the pass-fail option to the Educational Policy
Committee at its first fall meeting at 3 p.m. today in 100 Hamilton
A review of the pass-fail system could result in recommendations
to abolish or alter the system, which was implemented eight years ago
as a means of encouraging students to take courses outside their areas
The decision to review the educational merits of the pass-fail
system is the result of a recommendation by a special faculty
committee on grading that was formed two years ago when grade
inflation was considered a major problem on this campus.
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Salvation on Franklin Street
Thomas Wolfe had Thursday afternoon Franklin Street was the scene of this
It Pulpit Hill and on traveling evangelist's portable pulpit.
Cheap Joe's on East Franklin Street,
w hich sells Lee's, Wrangler's, D.C.'s and
a few Levi's lines, has not lowered its
prices. Wrangler Wranch at University
Mall sells Male jeans for $22, Land
Lubbers at a variety of prices and
Wrangler's flared denims for $14. They
have not lowered their prices either,
although they are running a temporary
sale on straight-leg pants for $11.99.
Chic Homes, owner and manager of
The Dandelion on East Franklin Street,
said, "The price war is bunk, in my
Homes said the price war was mainly
between mall chain stores which open
next to one another and sell jeans in
such large quantities that they can
afford to undercut one another.
Undercutting is also due to the big
name companies' fears of newer, smaller
companies, such as Faded Glory, Blue
Spirit and Snap-Finger, which
sometimes sell Levi's quality jeans at
lower prices, Homes said.
"In the past, other manufacturers
complained because they couldn't get
cotton to make their jeans. Levi's
bought up all the cotton. Now Levi's
doesn't have the corner on the market
that it used to." Homes said.
"If a store opened across the street
and were selling our brands at lowered
prices, we'd have to lower ours too," he
Noise law attacked
By HOWARD TROXLER
' Staff W riter
Several U NC students, including the president of the Residence Hall Association
(RHA). have complained that the Chapel Hill noise ordinance is unfair to student
"It seems that the ordinance is unfairly weighted to the town over the students,"
said RHA President Bain Jones. "There needs to be some sort of uniformity for the
town and the students."
The noise ordinance establishes a closing time for outdoor parties of 1 1 p.m. on
Sunday through Thursday nights and I a.m. on weekends.
Chapel Hill police officers warn partiers that they are too loud after one
complaint. With the second complaint, police may close the party down.
"The people here don't give us any consideration at all," Bill Gillikin, governor of
M orrison. said Thursday. "H ow many days out of a year do we have parties? Before
classes start, before exams start, a few Saturday nights through the year they
should expect it. Besides, the parties aren't held late, anyway."
Dormitory parties are not the only ones affected by the ordinance. Mark
Finlayson. former social chairperson of Sigma N u, said he also objects to the town's
noise policy. "There's a lot of rigmarole you have to go through to get a noise
"Several parties have been closed because of the ordinance, one held this spring in
the frat court, for instance. It was closed down on a Thursday afternoon. The
proceeds of the party were going to go to charity."
It's unreasonable for that to happen in the afternoon," Finlayson said. "Police
shut down any party that they think disturbs the peace. There should be some sort of
criteria of determining that.
"We should get all the dorms and frats and civ ic leaders together to work on this."
RHA has set up an informal committee to look into possible action concerning
the noise policy.
P ease turn to page 3
Suit photo by MM Snood
Slid photo by Mftt Snotd
Jeans. . .almost everyone wears them.
With a war brewing In Chapel Hill over
the cost of the pants, the few holdouts
may soon sport a pair and may well
wear them this gracefully.
- fail option
A committee survey found that faculty support for the past-fail
system was weak, but several professors said then that abolishing the
system was unlikely. Some professors have suggested that changes
would result in some courses being assigned mandatory pass-fail
Also on the Faculty Council agenda is a proposal for a Master of
Science degree in medical allied health professions with a major in
E. Maynard Adams, faculty chairperson, will present an interim
report on the current status of Faculty Council committee! and
UNC Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor will preside. The meeting is
open to all students and faculty members.