Waiting for rain
The high temperature both
today and Wednesday
should be near 80, and the
low temperature tonight
should be about 60. The
chance of rain is 20 per cent
today and nearzero tonight.
Mark-Almond is appearing
Sept. 28 in Memorial Hall.
Jon Mark and Johnny
Almond make up the duo.
See page 4.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 85, Issue no. 17
Tuesday, September 20, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By CHIP PEARSALL
Beginning Wednesday. Chapel Mill Police ChicfHerman L.
Stone may order cars lowed that are parked on 41 streets
restricted by the town's July 1 1 parking ordinance.
And then again, he may not.
Stone met Monday afternoon with town attorneys and staff
to discuss how an Orange County Superior Court injunction
issued last week would allect enforcement of the parking
Stone issued a short statement after the meeting describing
an enforcement plan that neither institutes towing nor rules it
The injunction prohibits Chapel Mill from enforcing a
section of the ordinance. Under an ordinance provision, the
town had been issuing special parking permits to residents of
the restricted streets who did not have off-street parking at
The injunction, part of a lawsuit against the ordinance,
prohibits the town from issuing any more parking permits and
giving any "legal effect" to those already issued.
Stone said the 41 streets, where parking is restricted
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., have the same
status as other "no parking" ones in town.
Parking-ordinance violators are subject to parking tickets,
traffic citations and towing. Stone said, and officers will use
The $3.75-million addition to Wilson Library will open library. Forty-thousand books are added to the stacks each
approximately Oct. 1. The stacks will hold 1,000,000 volumes year. Staff photo by Joseph Thomas,
and help ease the overcrowding in the main section of the
Wilson Library addition ready to open October 1
By ROBERT THOMASON
The Wilson Library addition should
be open at the beginning of October
unless some unforseeable incident
occurs, the liaison between the library
and the contractors said Friday.
"Oct. 1 is a tentative date and it looks
pretty good," said Archie Fields, head of
circulation and library liaison for the
project. "Yet something may happen
that we might have to hold back a
A final inspection by the state, which
must approve the addition before it can
be used, was set for last week, but was
held up until this week, Fields said. An
air moving machine broke down and
had to be repaired, he said.
"If something else breaks down that
can't be fixed as easily, we may see a
delay in the opening," Fields said. "The
GPSF petitions forpne-half
of grad-student activity fees
By ROBERT THOMASON
The Graduate and Professional Student
Federation (GPSF) has filed a petition with
the Elections Board to appropriate one-half
of the student-activities fee collected from
graduate students to the GPSF.
The petition would amend the UNC
student constitution, which now
appropriates one-third of the student
activities fee to the Carolina Union and puts
the remainder in a general surplus fund. The
constitution does not specify the use of
graduate student fees.
The GPSF obtained the signatures of
2,000 graduate students last year on a similar
petition. That petition was boided by the
Elections Board chairperson, however,
because the GPSF failed to submit the
petition to the Elections Board for validation
before it was circulated.
The petition, which was submitted to the
Elections Board Monday, appears to be in
good form, Michael Harkins, board
chairperson, said Monday.
After formal clearance of the petition, the
GPSF must obtain signatures from 10 per
cent of the student population to put the
measure to a referendum vote. If the
signatures are obtained, the measure will
probably be on the April ballot, Harkins
The GPSF has re-drafted the petition and
sent it through proper channels to raise the
issue that graduate students arc not receiving
their fair share of services for the fees they
pay, GPSF President David Hacklemansaid
"Less than 50 per cent of the graduate
students at the University have contacts
outside of their departments," Hackleman
said. Graduate students should have a larger
part of the budget set aside for their own
purposes because of this, he said.
"There are over 5,500 graduate students
here," Hackleman said. "Each one pays
about $14 a year in activity fees, totaling
about $75,000 for all graduate students. Half
of this, approximately $37,000, should be
returned to them.
"To expand services for grad students and
for the University as a whole, as we would
like to, would take about $37,000.
Hackleman mentioned two projects which
the GPSF was interested in last year, but had
to table because of lack of funds. The first
was a tape library of speakers at the
University. Hackleman said equipment was
available for the project, but the money was
The other project was an experimental
college, which offered non-credit courses for
interested students. Hackleman said the
GPSF could not afford the project.
addition has to be complete in every
respect before the state will approve it."
Aside from the state's inspection of
the facility, the library must wait for the
Physical Plant to set up a system to
clean the new stacks and place new and
stored books on the shelves. Fields said.
"The addition will hold
approximately one million volumes,"
Fields said. "Currently, we have
1 ,200,000 volumes in the existing stacks
and about 100.000 in storage." The
library has a number of those books in
storage in a warehouse in Durham,
Fields added. ..
The library adds about 40,000 new
volumes to the main stacks each year.
Fields said. Approximately 2,000
volumes are discarded, lost or given
away every year. In addition, other
collections which are housed in Wilson,
such as the Business
Administration. Social Sciences, will
expand and consume more than one-
half of the existing shelf space in the old
part of the building. Fields said.
"At this rate, the library will be full
again in a couple years," Fields said.
The addition will have 100 new
faculty study rooms and 386 study
carrels. Space has been allotted for five
smoking lounges, although the library
may decide to make some of these
nonsmoking lounges. Fields said.
Construction of the addition has
stayed within the budgeted amount of
$3,750,000. Fields said. The discovery of
rock deposits on the site was expected to
slow construction and increase costs.
Because of a slump in the excavation"
business, however, the University was
able to avoid higher costs.
The addition is part of an overall
library plan that includes a large
research building theCentral Library
scheduled to be built in the Union
parking lot with the next five years.
these methods to punish violators Wednesday,
Since Aug. 29, police have ticketed and cited vehicles and
operators violating the ordinance. No vehicles were towed
after Aug. 29. when a temporary restraining order against
towing was issued. The order was lifted Tuesday, under
Stone's orders, but no towing has been done since then.
But enforcing the ordinance while complying with the
court's injunction may prove difficult. According to attorney
Steve Bernhol. who is representing plaintiff Phillip E.
Williams in the lawsuit. Stone has to order everyone towed
(including parking permit holders) or tow no one.
Otherwise. Bernhol said, the town would be violating the
injunction by validating parking permits.
Town Manager Kurt Jenne said Monday evening that
parking permits are still valid despite the injunction. Me said
different opinions exist concerning the "legal effect" phrase in
When asked if he would advise a parking permit holder to
park on a restricted street Wednesday morning, Jenne replied,
"I'm not in a position for giving out advice like that."
Chief Stone said he "can't give any assurance to permit
holders that they w ill not be subject to ticketing and towing"
Wednesday, then refused further comment.
Chapel II ill Mayor James C. Wallace, when informed of the
ambiguity of the town's policy, said there is "a need for
clarification that should be forthcoming for the cttiens."
UNC police-force films
show Hollywood promise
By DAVID STAC KS
University Police officials have unveiled a
first in a series of public-relations projects
aimed at educating students on the role of
the UNC force.
A 19-minute film produced by Angela
Williams, a graduate student in the
Department of Radio, Television and
Motion Pictures, depicts bicycle theft
prevention techniques, the patrol officer
with his colleagues in the squad room and
the ease with which thieves rip-off students
who have left (heir dorm rooms unguarded
for only a moment.
"I think it's a super start for our public
awareness program," says Ted Marvin,
director of the Department of Security
Services. "It should give people an idea of
what we do."
After the video tape is edited for style and
technical flaws, copies w ill be made of the
film, and police officers will show it to
interested student groups on campus,
according to Patrol Officer Fred G iles, crime
prevention specialist with University Police.
Other public-relations police projects
include brochures for campus wide
distribution: crime nrevention posters in
dormitory and classroom build ines; "Tar
Heel Tips in Security," a scries of radio
announcements to be aired over local
stations; and a speakers' bureau of officers to
address student groups.
"We are aways looking for different ways
to say the same thing. Marvin said. "Most
people have preconceived notions of what
tnc university Police do. borne people think
we are not a true police force. But we hope
the film will help correct that."
The video tape includes interviews with
students at random on campus. Some
Please turn to page 4
Lizard Lick, N.C., goes bonkers over skinks
By STUART PHILLIPS
Staff W riter
Shirley Wood, first lady of Lizard Lick,
beamed as she presented a visitor with a
rubber lizard and a green embossed key
chain. "You are now an honorary citizen of
The folks of the tiny North Carolina
community love to make official
declarations, bestow honorary titles and
proclaim holidays, which is why Three Flags
Over Lizard Lick, the Third Annual Lizard
Lick Festival, was heralded with such
fanfare. "In Lizard Lick," self-styled Mayor
Charles Wood says, "you can do most
anything you want to do."
Lizard Lick, a crossroads on N .C. 97 with
a population of 40, was bustling Saturday
with family, friends and curious strangers.
Woody's Plaza, the hub of community
activity, was transformed into a miniature
fairground with cars lining the entrances
from both directions. Mayor Wood and his
first lady were hosting another "just for fun"
The festivities began at 10 a.m. Saturday
with a gum-spitting contest and wound
down with gospel music Sunday afternoon.
Music was provided throughout the two
days by various local artists at the Lizard
Refreshments and novelties were sold.
Private vendors offered Elvis memorabilia
and plastic toys while the Woods sold
bumper stickers, ashtrays and different-sized
The climactic event Saturday afternoon
was the second annual lizard race. Mayor
Wood, retired police chief Willie B. Hopkins
of Zebulon and June Manych of Wendell
were provided with similar skinks to race.
The lizards were taken out of bags and
placed in wire tracks, thewinner being the
first entrant to run two laps and land back in
the bag. Hopkins's lizard was a sure bet until
it refused to re-enter the bag and took off for
an extra two laps. Thus -Mayor Wood
retained the title in championship lizard
racing for the second year.
Another highlight was the lizard pull, a
tug-of-war between a Lizard Lick brigade
and the Cocoa, Fla., Chamber of
Commerce. The host team produced a 375
1b. member as anchorperson who simply
rolled over in the sand and wouldn't budge.
The Lizard Lick team proved unbeatable.
The festival has little to do with lizards,
though visitors sometimes bring their own in
hopes of showing or racing them. Wood says
that the real purposes of the non-profit
celebration are to attract attention and
business to the crossroads and to entertain
the people of eastern Wake County.
Primarily on the Woods' initiative, Lizard
Lick hosts other activities during the year.
Last year's events included Senior Citizens'
Day, a Celebration of Love, an Easter party
and the Lizard Lick Christmas Parade.
An all-day party was held in November
1975 when Wood was elected mayor. Having
held the title unofficially for several years.
Wood decided to hold an election, running
against a next-door neighbor. Anyone
passing through Lizard Lick was eligible to
vote and could cast any number of ballots.
With almost 1,500 votes counted. Wood was
proclaimed mayor by a narrow margin.
Since then, the mayor has represented
Lizard Lick in pageants, parades and fairs
across the state. He and his wile Shirley
stress community action but are also
determined promoters of tourism.
The brunt of jokes and object of curiosity
seekers, Lizard Lick has received much
publicity due to its unusual name. Town
signs are difficult to keep, as they are favorite
collector's items with tourists.
SBPI tackles many problems faced by black press in southeastern U.S.
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Bernaaine Moses is cochairperson of the Southeastern Black Press Institute, an
organization that has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation totaling two-and-one-half
years. Photo by L.C. Barbour.
By KATHY HART
The Southeastern Black Press
Institute (SBPI) office is small
compared to the extensive goals of the
organization. Located in a three-room
office on East Franklin Street, the SBPI
has undertaken the task of establishing a
better communication network between
black communities in the Southeast.
Covering the five states of North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia,
Virginia, Maryland and the District of
Columbia, the SBPI is funded by the
Rockefeller Foundation through the
African and Afro-American Studies
program at UNC.
The idea for SBPI began when Sonja
Stone and Bernadine Moses, now
cochairpersons of the organization,
wanted to do something to celebrate the
1 50th anniversary of the black press,
which began on March 16, 1827.
"We began working on a program
that just seemed to keep expanding,"
Moses says enthusiastically. "Finally we
found ourselves sending a proposal to
the Rockefeller Foundation for funding
a mass project."
SBPI received a six-month planning
grant that expired June 30. It now is
operating under a two-year grant that
began July 1.
"The SBPI is working on setting up
courses about the black press at UNC
and other area colleges and
universities," Moses says. "We are
designing course plans by choosing
books, outlining lectures, making slide
shows and deciding on time allotments
for various subjects."
Moses teaches a course on the history
of the black press that is credited
through the African and Afro
American Studies at UNC.
"We are working now to have this
course receive accreditation or set up a
similar course in thejournalism school,"
The SBPI is also getting ready for a
regional conference to be held at the
Governor's Inn in October. "It will be a
workshop for black editors, publishers
and students who are interested in
starting or are presently operating a
newspaper," Moses says.
"We are interested in developing
leadership within the black press so the
black press can become a cohesive force
in the black community."
The SBPI, at the request of editors or
community leaders wishing to establish
papers, will research the feasibility of
starting a paper in a black community.
It will also help established papers to
professionalize and sensitize themselves
more toward the black community.
The SBPI now is working with papers
in the Fayetteville, Hillsborough and
"First we assess the black community
to see if the people and the businesses
are willing to support a paper," Moss
says. We also consider the size of the
community. If it is decided by the staff
that the community can support the
paper, then we begin working with the
Harriet Harris. SBIM's business and
economics adviser, works to establish a
financial basis for the newspaper, while
John Templeton and l.ionell Parker, the
journalism consultants, begin training
people from a journalistic standpoint.
"We want to train people so the papers
will be tailored, professional, hard
newspapers and not gossip sheets."
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Photo by L C. Br6ouf
"We began working on a program that
just seemed to keep expanding.'