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Waiting for rain
The next two days promise
sunny skies and high
temperatures in the low 80s.
The low temperature tonight
should be in the high 50s.
The chance of rain is 10 per
cent through Thursday.
Journalism Prof. Walter
Spearman brings you up to
date on the literary scene
each Wednesday in the Da7y
Tar Heal. His column today
is on page 4.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 85, Issue No. 18
Wednesday, September 21, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Please call us: 933-0245
On restricted streets
Police will tow, ticket
illegally parked cars
By DAVID STACKS
Cars parked illegally on 41 streets
restricted by the town's July 1 1 parking
ordinance will be towed, ticketed or
cited as if they were illegally parked on
any other street in Chapel Hill, Police
Chief Herman L. Stone said Tuesday.
"These streets are like any other
streets in town," Stone said. "Anybody
who parks next to a no-parking sign is
taking a calculated risk."
Stone and Jean Boyles, police
attorney, said the Chapel Hill Police
Department cannot honor special
parking permits issued to 1 18 residents
on the 41 streets because of a
preliminary injunction issued last week
by Orange County Superior Court
Judge Henry A. McKinnon Jr.
Illegally parked cars will be towed if
they are blocking fire hydrants, bus
zones, driveways or parking places for
the handicapped. Vehicles impeding the
traffic flow will also be towed. Stone
In the injunction issued Thursday,
McKinnon ordered the town of Chapel
Hill not to issue any more special
parking permits to residents of the 41
city streets. He also lifted a temporary
restraining order granted Aug. 29 on
towing cars parked on the 41 streets that
do not have the special permits.
The judge prohibited the town from
giving "legal effect" to those 1 1 8 persons
issued special permits.
Both Stone and Boyles said they do
not know what "legal effect" means, but
they interpret it as meaning the special
permits are invalid.
"I'm not happy with the situation,"
Boyles said. "I wish I knew for sure what
Town sends latest proposal
for bus contract to Temple
By HOWARD TROXLER
The University has received the town
of Chapel Hill's latest contract proposal
for bus service, an administration
official said Tuesday.
Town Manager Kurt Jenne sent the
new contract to Vice Chancellor for
Business and Finance John Temple on
Monday, but Temple said Tuesday he
has taken no action on it.
"I received it yesterday, but I haven't
read it in detail," Temple said. "I expect
to read it this afternoon."
The University has not agreed to
earlier town proposals because they do
not provide for night bus service. The
bulk of night service has been replaced
by a shared-ride taxi service, which is
subsidized by transit system funds.
Temple has said the town s original
By NANCY OLIVER
When waterbeds first came out on the
market in the 60s, they were seen as just
another of the crazed generation's weird
ways like smoking dope, long hair
and kinky sex.
But now, in 1977, the waterbed has
earned its place in the sun rather, its
place as a respectable piece of furniture.
"We've been selling more and more
waterbeds," said Larry Carswell, owner
of Lily Pad Waterbeds at Kroger Plaza,
the only waterbed dealer in Chapel Hill.
"Students are still the biggest buyers,
but now we have a high number of
middle-aged customers and quite a few
An elderly lady came into the store by
mistake one day, said Carswell, thinking
that Lily Pad was a TV store. "She said,
'well since I'm here, I'll try one.' After
awhile, I thought we were going to have
to kick her out. She just wouldn't leave."
One reason the waterbed's popularity
has grown so much may be that people
seem to sleep better on water beds than
regular mattresses. A Stanford
University study showed that people get
more sleep on waterbeds than on any
other type of mattress.
'legal effect' meant. But in the
meantime, we've got to proceed in a
manner we think is in accordance with
An attorney for Philip E. Williams, a
UNC law student who filed the suit with
the court, said he believes police are
interpreting the "legal effect" clause
"My understanding of Judge
McKinnon's order was that the
operation of the special-permit-clause
ordinance was restrained," attorney
William J. Blue, Jr. said.
"If the ordinance was restrained, it
makes little difference whether
somebody already had a permit," Blue
said. "If the ordinance is invalid, it's
invalid for everyone."
Under the ordinance passed by the
Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen July 1 1,
residents on 41 streets on which parking
was restricted could apply to the board
for the free permits. Vehicles parked
without permits on the newly restricted
streets were subject to towing, parking
tickets and traffic citations.
Williams challenged the
constitutionality of the ordinance,
saying it created and discriminated
against a class of people those unable
to get permits. Williams charged that
the law restricted public access to public
The preliminary injunction remains
in effect until McKinnon issues a new
ruling after a civil trial set for the Oct. 3 1
session of Orange County Superior
In the suit, Williams asks McKinnon
to make the preliminary injunction a
permanent order. The town is expected
to ask the judge to allow the July II
ordinance to stand.
contract proposal was not signed
because it was not the same as the offer
the University agreed to sign under a
compromise reached this summer.
Temple said Sept. 6 that some fixed
route night bus service is a necessity for
students who wish to travel to and from
campus. The present transit system
provides for no such service.
Temple will review the new contract
and give his approval or rejection to
Jenne could not be reached for
comment about the revised contract.
"Of course, we fully expect to reach
an agreement," Temple said. "The only
thing.left is that we haven't resolved the
matter over night service.
"I'm not saying we insist we must have
night service. But we want to know
exactly what the present contract is and
what options we have if the night taxi
system doesn t work out. '
symbol of dopey, hairy, sexy '60s
Waterbeds, by their nature, conform
to the sleepers' body shape. The back is
actually straightened out, and the bed
pressed on each part of the body
"In a waterbed," Carswell said "your
limbs won't go to sleep. It stops tossing
and turning. The beds are actually
conforming to you."
Carswell said doctors have shown
that waterbeds act as a soothing agent to
arthritis victims, gently massaging each
muscle as the sleeper relaxes.
The waterbed industry now has about
seven per cent of the nation's total bed
sales, Carswell said. "I got some figures
just recently about waterbeds, and they
say that there's about 1 96 million people
in regular beds that have to be
converted. So we've got a while."
Carswell said the biggest problem the
industry has run into is competition
from the big furniture corporations who
once considered waterbeds to be a
"Now Singer and Burlington House
are making them in North Carolina.
Those are big furniture manufacturers.
There are six other furniture makers in
North Carolina that have decided to add
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All we'll tell you that this lake is in Orange County. It was an Indian-summer
September afternoon when our man Fred Barbour caugTit this young man soaring
off the rock ledge and into the cool water below. With students' minds troubled over
parking, passfail and dropadd, it's soothing to look at a picture such as this.
1-40 foes seek
By MARK ANDREWS
Opponents of the state Department of
Transportation's plan to construct a 20.5
mile section of Interstate 40 through rural
Orange and Durham counties said Tuesday
they will seek an open meeting with state
Transportation Board members in Chapel
Hill to voice their grievances.
The coalition of local government officials
and members of concerned citizen groups
met at Carrboro Town Hall to continue
organizing their case against corridor IB, the
route chosen by state transportation officials
for the connection between 1-85 and the
existing 1-40 at the Research Triangle.
The coalition wants an open meeting with
the state Transportation Board because it
feels direct contact with the board
concerning issues it claims have been ignored
Pass-fail deadline Thursday
The deadline for dropping a course or
declaring a course pass-fail is Thursday.
To drop a course, a student must pick
up an orange drop card from the
department concerned and then obtain a
drop form from his adviser. The student
should turn in both forms at the basement
of Hanes Hall.
Persons dropping a course will receive
a W (withdrew while passing) on their
To take a course pass-fail, a student in
General College must go to his adviser in
South Building, determine whether the
course can be taken pass-fail and then
have his adviser fill in the information on
the pass-fail form.
Pass-fail slips for the different schools,
such as the School of Journalism, the
School of Education and the School of
waterbed frames to their bedroom
furnishings line. It will be hard to scare
the traditional bed markets," he said.
Despite the popularity, there are still
lingering questions and fears about the
"I think people's biggest fear is that
they'll get seasick," said Mary Stewart,
who also works at Lily Pad. "Of course,
it takes a couple of nights to get used to
it," Carswell said. "There's always that
question, 'Will I drown?' "
Stewart said people were afraid their
dogs would tear holes in the mattress.
The mattress material, she said, would
withstand anything up to a knife
Another concern is weight. Each
waterbed frame is built on a platform
that evenly distributes the weight,
Carswell said. As a result, the waterbed
puts less weight on a floor per square
foot than a person or a refrigerator.
"We hear a lot of hard-luck stories
from apartment houses," Carswell said.
"They're afraid that if a bed breaks on
the third floor, that floors underneath
will be ruined. This only happens when
people buy a mattress and don't buy a
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meeting with state board
might force the board to reverse its decision.
"A bad decision was made under atrocious
conditions of procedure," said B. B. Olive, a
Durham attorney who is coordinating the
Olive said energy and environmental
considerations were not addressed by
officials in approving the IB corridor. He
maintained that the state had not sufficiently
considered the energy crisis as ft" relates to
high construction, or possible adverse
effects on the countryside and nearby Duke
Olive said state officials must consider
'secondary growth impact, the possibility of a
truck accident and resulting pollution into
creeks flowing into Duke Forest and
pollution of a future water source if the
proposed Jordan Lake is constructed where
the corridor would run.
Business Administration, are available in
their respective offices.
The College of Arts and Sciences
requires its students, upon receiving the
necessary form at South Building, to
submit the form at the records office on
the first floor of Hanes Hall.
Graduate students do not take any
courses pass-fail because quality-point
averages are not used in their grading
A student may take no more than seven
hours pass-fail per semester and no more
than 24 hours in eight semesters. Also,
once a course has been declared pass-fail
and the records office has been notified of
this, a student may not change to letter
grading and he may not declare the pass
fail option after the official period.
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companies saw them as a fad that would soon go away. Now,
however, Singer and Burlington House in North Carolina
CGC vote keeps
WXYC on the air
By BfcRNIK RANSBOTTOM
Student I ducational Broadcasting Inc. (SEB), the governing board of WXYC,
received a vote of confidence from the CampusGoverning Council (CGC)Tuesday
night which, in effect, recognizes SEB as an autonomous organization outside the
authority of the Media Board.
The vote recognizes SEB bylaws, which state that SEB is the sole and final
authority with regard to the station's budget, managerial and editorial decisions.
WXYC managers and stall had threatened to take the station off the air at
midnight and temporarily discontinue broadcasting operations if CGC did not vote
to support SEB.
WXYC Program Director M ike H man said that approval of the action by Vice
Chancellor for Student Affairs Donald Boulton would give final approval to the
CGC resolution and that a Media Board vote to grant autonomy to SEB now
amounts to a formality.
Earlier in the day. the Media Board had voted to table WXYC's request for
recognition ol SEB as an autonomous board, pending consultation with a lawyer
specializing in communications law.
Before WXYC's threat to discontinue broadcasting operations, the CGC had
voted to postpone the station's additional budget request of more than $14,000.
CGC granted the student-operated station about $6,400 last spring.
An emergency WXYC staff meeting following that move resulted in the station's
threat to go off the air until the conflict could be resolved.
Ilyman and WXYC Business Manager Dav id Madison have maintained that the
station might be operating illegally as long as the Media Board retained final
control over the station's operating budget and the selection of its general manager.
Federal Communications Commission ( I CC) law requires that one incorporated
board maintain control of budget, managerial, programming and editorial
But Media Board Chairperson Patty Turner maintained that it still might be
possible for SEB's budget to be appropriated through the Media Board from the
WXYC received its official license from the I CC Sept. 17. SEB is the board of
directors to which that license was granted.
While a federal Department of E nergy was
created with a $10 billion budget and 20.0(H)
employees to deal with what it calls an
energy crisis, Olive said, the state
Department of Transportation is using both
state and federal funds to build highways on
the assumption that fuel supplies are
The coalition would like to force the
federal government to tuke a position
regarding the criteria for highway
replacement. Olive said.
Coalition member Don Cox, a member of
the Eno River Association and other
Policy committee discusses
move to 8-week drop period
By KATHY HART
Staff W riter
The Educational Policy Committee
discussed a Student Government -prepared
proposal to extend the present four-week
drop period to eight weeks in a meeting
The proposal, prepared by Student Body
President Bill Moss and Secretary of
Academic Affairs Tal l.assiter, also
Professors be allowed to extend the
drop period for their classes if they have not
returned a major graded assignment to
students by the end of the official drop
A committee be created to review cases
where students run into extraordinary
problems such as illness or personal
problems after the official drop period has
ended. The proposal calls for this committee
to be composed of half faculty and half
students. A student could drop a course if a
majority of the committee voted in favor of
his dropping the course.
conservation groups, noted that highway
officials often point out that cars use less gas
when traveling at steady speeds on highways
than on smaller roads with irregular traffic.
Olive said, however, that pessimistic
reports on the energy situation cause doubt
as to whether enough cars will be on the
highway at some point in the futureto justify
Olive told coalition members that while
their primary purpose is to stop IB, they also
have a responsibility to oiler cither
alternatives or reasons why no action should
Students be allowed to appear in person
before this committee in addition to
presenting a written request for an
Vaida Thompson, chairperson of the
Educational Policy Committee, said
Tuesday that the committee would hold a
public hearing on the drop policy from 3 to 4
p.m. Sept. 28 in 310 Davie Hall.
"We want input from other students and
student groups besides just the Student
Government." Thompson said. "We feel
other students may have different views, and
we want feedback from them, too."
Lassiter says prospects are not good for
extension of the present drop period. "Most
of the faculty is so worried about grade
inflation that they would not consider
extending the drop period," Lassiter said.
"The faculty is under a lot of pressure,
but they are trying to offset the pressure in
the wrong way," he said. "They are putting
the burden on the students. Instead they
should put the burden on themselves to give
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manufacture them. Besides the obvious use, some people
'actually sleep on them, too.' Photo by L.C. Barbour.