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Waiting for rain
The entire weekend will have
high temperatures near 80
and lows in the mid 50s.
Skies will be mostly sunny,
and the chance of rain is
Where's the Tin Can?
Wonder what happened to
the Tin Can? Wonder what's
being built on the site? Turn
to page 3 and find out.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 85, Issue No. 20
Friday, September 23, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carollna-
Please call us: 933-0245
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Policy committee overburdened?
By JACI HUGHES
What is the function of the Faculty Council's Educational Policy
Committee? That is the question many faculty members have been
asking since the Faculty Council meeting last week.
At that meeting the council referred consideration of the pass-fail
option and changes in the Honor Code to the committee, which is
already studying the drop policy and plus-and-minus grading.
Many faculty members feel this is too great a burden to place on
one committee, and that the Educational Policy Committee is
assuming the role of the Faculty Council.
"I think there is too much centralization of authority on
educational policy in one committee," said Assistant Professor
Diane H. Leonard, a member of the Faculty Council's ad hoc
Committee on Committees and Operations of the Council.
Leonard said that issues referred to committee are eventually
brought before the full council for discussion when the committee
makes its report, but that the council usually follows the committee's
"The council has a chance to discuss and modify the proposal," she
said. "But what usually happens is that the council just rubber
The proposal is passed with relatively few modifications by the
council, she said. '
But at the council meeting last week, E. Maynard Adams, faculty
chairperson, called the referral of proposals to committee "the most
effective way for this body to do its work."
Samuel M. Holton, professor of education, agreed that issues
should often be studied in committee before coming before the full
Faculty Council. But he said he doesn't agree with the establishment
of a broad-ranging committee such as the one on educational policy.
"If one committee takes over all the issues that come up for
consideration, you don't have a council, you have a policy
committee," Holton said.
Holton said a more effective way of dealing with the council's
business would be to appoint ad hoc committees to consider specific
Please turn to page 2.
Morrison students may regain parking space
By HOWARD TROXLER
Part of the Morrison parking lot will be
rezoned for student use one week from today
if the number of unused spaces in the lot
remains constant, Student Government
Transportation Director Paul Arne said
Arne met with Ted Marvin, director of
Campus Security Services, Thursday
declines to run
Carrboro Mayor Ruth West
announced Thursday that she will not
seek reelection to the town's top post
West, 67, said that she has "other
things I want to do now," and that the
issues she ran on two years ago have
either been accomplished or are
She cited the Carr Mill shopping
mall, bus service on some Carrboro
streets, clean-up projects and senior
citizen programs as projects she
pushed during her term.
afternoon to discuss the Morrison parking
situation. Arne said the UNC Traffic Office
would continue td survey the lot for the next
week to determine the number of available
The 147-space lot, located beside the
dormitory, was reassigned entirely this
spring for hospital staff use over the protests
of Morrison residents. The results of a
survey taken by Morrison residents show
that an average of more than 90 spaces are
empty in the main and smaller side parking
Morrison dorm government officials have
been trying to get part of the lot back since
the beginning of the semester.
Arne said demand for the parking spaces
has been less than anticipated when the lot
was rezoned. "What happened could not be
predicted by anyone," Arne said. "It's been a
surprise to me, the Traffic Office and to
anyone else who has been watching the
situation. Hospital people are still asking for
permits, and they've sold S-l lots to 135 per
cent capacity, and there are still empty
"It's difficult to figure out where those cars
have gone. The hospital loses 75 to 100
parking spaces due to construction, sells out
the lot to capacity, and there are still less
people parking. Nobody knows where those
people are going."
Arne said the Traffic Office will make sure
that there is no need for the spaces before
they are reassigned, and he cautioned that
the hospital may need them later in the year.
Even if the lot is returned, it could still be
taken away any time the hospital needed it.
But since there are empty spaces,
Morrison has appealed to Vice Chancellor
for Business and Finance John Temple to
reassign all or at least part of the lot.
Arne said the lot would be reassigned for
bjth S-l and S-4 permits, "which means
essentially that it'll be S-4, since S-4 users
have more opportunity to occupy the lot."
The Traffic Office, if it returns part of the
ll,ot, would probably return between 40 and
50 spaces, Arne said. This is approximately
half the number of spaces Morrison had
before the lot was rezoned this spring.
The lot was rezoned for hospital
employees because the health sciences
complex lost between 75 and 100 parking
spaces this year due to construction of the
new Student Health Services Building, and
hospital administrators aksed the Traffic
Office for more parking space.
"The M orrison lot was the closest and best
choice for them to expand to. They (the
hospital) are just as surprised as anyone else
at the number of empty spaces," Arne said.
Drakeford announces first;
runs for Carrboro mayor
By LOU HARNED
Pledging his support to students and
public transportation, Robert "Bob"
Drakeford announced his intentions to run
for mayor of Carrboro Wednesday.
Elected to the Carrboro Board of
Aldermen in 1975, Drakeford is seeking the
office now held by Ruth West. In an
announcement Wednesday, West said she
will not seek reelection (see box). Drakeford
is the first candidate to officially enter the
As head of the board's transportation
committee, Drakeford was a strong
supporter of the Carrboro bus route, and he
is proud of its success: "I rode one twice
today and it was always full."
Drakeford said he favors expanding bus
service in Carrboro by offering more routes
and providing night service. "Public
transportation is the only sensible way to
go," Drakeford said in an interview Tuesday.
Drakeford said public transportation is a
key town service for 70 per cent of the
Carrboro population. He noted that this 70
per cent of the Carrboro population includes
UNC students, faculty and staff.
"Students are a vital part of our
community and should not be treated like
second class citizens," he said. "Their voice
has been overlooked in the past, and I will do
everything in my power to insure that it will
not be in the future."
Among other issues, Drakeford said he
favors planned growth. "Planned growth
will solve many of the town's problems."
He said the water shortage is not a
political issue since Carrboro residents have
little input on the Orange Water and Sewer
Authority (OWASA) decisions.
Drakeford explained that the town has
two members on the nine-member regional
board and their votes can be outweighed by
Chapel Hill, which has five OWASA board
Originally from New York, Drakeford
earned his bachelor's degree in business
administration from Quinnipiac College in
He received his master's degree from UNC
in regional planning and public health.
Drakeford, 32, has lived in Carrboro lor fie
years and is a program analyst for the state
Division of Youth Services.
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Bob Drakeford, a member of the
Carrboro Board of Aldermen,
Wednesday became the first person to
announce intentions to run for mayor.
Drakeford said he favors planned town
growth and expanded bus service. Staff
photo by Fred Barbour.
By BETH PARSONS
A computerized energy management
system that could save the University $2
million in energy costs annually should be
installed and operating by January, 1979,
according to C. E. Swecker, director of the
The building automation system, as it is
called, will be installed at the physical plant
and will make it possible to electronically
control heating and air conditioning in all
John Link, supervisor of heating,
ventilation and air conditioning for all
University buildings, said the nucleus of the
system is a computer base which can be
monitored by a console operator. Sensory
and control instruments will be installed in
campus buildings and connected to the
computer by underground wiring.
The computer records the temperature in
all zones of each building on campus. The
console operator may call up that
information at any time, and can adjust the
temperature if necessary by electronically
resetting thermostats or redirecting air flow.
Link said the new system will not conserve
energy to the point of discomfort, He said
the system manages energy and provides for
a "minimal use of energy without
Link said the system should improve
dormitory conditions because heat will be
regulated with the outside termperaturcs and
students will not have to open windows for
Annual energy costs for the University
presently amount to approximately $6
million. This figure is expected to be $8
million by 1980. The building automation
system will save approximately $2 million by
cutting off heating and air conditioning on
campus when not needed.
The present system allows continuous
heatingand cooling. Link said the University
docs not have enough workers to control the
temperature manually. Time clocks to cut a
system on or off at a certain time have been
installed in some buildings but are not as
efficient as the building automation system.
The University Budget and Advisory
Committee granted $775,000 to the physical
plant last spring for the building automation
Bids for its installation will be advertised
to contractors next month. A bid should be
chosen and the contract awarded by
January, Swecker said.
The system w ill be installed in two phases:
in dormitories and campus classrooms first,
and then in the health affairs buildings,
excluding the hospital.
Phase one should be installed and working
by January 1979. Funds for the second
phase, which Swecker said could cost as
much as $2 million because of the complex
structure of the health affairs buildings, have
yet to be appropriated.
Senior to catch and paint squirrels
! By ELLIOTT POTTER
Nuts are more plentiful on campus than in
the outlying areas of Chapel Hill. And so are
That is the conclusion a UNC senior will
be examining this year in a squirrel-counting
experiment. Steven Seagle. a zoology major
from Vale, will compare the squirrel
populations in two areas of Chapel Hill, an
on-campus and an off-campus region, and
assess the reasons for differences in the
number of squirrels living in each area.
Someone walking in one of the counting
regions may think he has spotted the latest
element of a beautification program
decorative squirrels. To identify the squirrels
he has counted. Seagle will be marking them
with a jet-black dye. Each squirrel will be
marked with a different decorative pattern
so it can be distinguished from another
squirrel. Seagle says.
He says one should not be concerned
about the marked squirrels: "It's not
something that's going to deface these
squirrels forever." Seagle says the dye will
disappear from the animal's coat within a
year. "I am not hurting any squirrels."
Before the squirrels can be marked, they,
must be caught. Seagle says he plans to set
four live traps in each area where he is
conducting the exercise.
A live trap, Seagle explains, imprisons the
squirrels but does not physically harm them.
He will remove the animals from the traps
daily, he says, and will render them
unconscious with ether before marking
them and returning the animals to their
Seagle says the squirrels will be lured into
the traps by the tasty sight of a kernel of corn
or a slice or peach. The bait will be place on a
plate which covers a spring. When the
squirrels touch the plate, the spring will close
the squirrel's exits from the wire box.
Students should not be alarmed by the
sight of the imprisoned squirrels, Seagle
says. "I just want people to know that the
traps do not hurt the squirrels in any way."
The squirrel counter says he hopes
students who see a trapped squirrel will resist
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If senior Steven Seagle has his way, this squirrel may sport black markings soon.
Seagle is embarking on a project to determine whether there are more squirrels on
campus than off-campus. Staff photo by Joseph Thomas.
temptations to set him free. "I really need
Seagle says one of his zoology classes
concluded that, after counting squirrel nests
last semester, more squirrels were living on
campus than off-campus.
He says he believes the reasons for their
plentiful number on campus are the
abundance of oak and hickory trees to
produce their food and the absence of
preditors like hawks and blacksnakes.
The traps will be located near Kenan
Stadium and near the intersection of
Manning Drive and N.C. 15-501, according
to Seaglc's tentative plans. He says he if
unsure of the size of the experiment regions.
Seagle, who is recovering from a recent
bout with pneumonia, says he also has not
determined a formula for counting the
squirrels. But he plans to have fun doing it;
and the squirrels will get a Halloween
costume a little early this year.
Area dealers consulted
Bongs: a good high, a good buy
By MICHAEL WADE
Staff W riler
Connoisseurs of any recreational activity generally try to get the
best equipment available for their favorite pastime. Connoisseurs of
UNC's latest favorite game. Bong 98. are certainly no exception.
But in Chapel Hill, choosing the best equipment can be a difficult
Chapel H ill has three bong dealers and they offer equipment in an
array of shapes, colors, sizes and materials. For the uninitiated, a
bong is a tubular device generally used for smoking a controlled
substance. It utilizes water, air and smoke in an optimal
combination, producing a smoke that many tokers feel is the most
efficient and cleanest possible.
The smoker fills the bong chamber with smoke by pressing his
mouth over an opening near the top of the device and inhaling w hile
he keeps his finger over a small hole near the base of the tube. When
the tube is filled with a cloud of smoke, the toker removes his finger
from the tiny opening and the cloud discharges quickly into his lungs.
George Hoffman, owner of George's Cheap Joint on Franklin
Street, says that bongs can be made from glass, metal, wood, aci lie,
ceramic and bamboo.
Hoffman says he does not recommend a specific material for his
bong customers. "Bongs are as varied as people. It's an individual
thing. Some people like bamboo because it's more natural. Some like
glass because it's easier to clean, and some like acrylic because it
doesn't break as easily."
Finding a balance between the functional and the aesthetic poses a
problem for bong customers. The wide variety of available styles
should please anyone from the person looking for a high to the art
collector searching for a good buy.
In addition to George's, Dandelion and the Record Bar offer an
assortment of bongs and other smoking paraphernalia for local
There are simple plastic "one-hit" bongs, bongs made from solt
drink bottles, wooden bongs carved in the form of a wild animal and
attractive ceramic bongs that are made for the eye and not lor getting
high. There are also delicate glass bongs ornamented with painted
landscapes and flowers.
Regardless of the form, the bong is designed for the consumer.
Hoffman says bonging wastes less smoke than other methods.
According to the slogan employed by a leading bong manufacturer,
"The only thing wasted is you."
The bong requires less weed to produce the desired condition in the
smoker because it uses suction to push air into the smoker's lungs
instead of relying on his diaphragm.
The widest local selection of bongs is available at the Dandelion,
located on Franklin Street near Granville Towers. Salesperson
Debbie McKay says, "We do an excellent business in bongs and other
She says the best-selling bongs are made by Sarah's Family, which
offers acrylic bongs in many colors and sizes. The Dandelion gets
bongs from five or six distributors, she says. Most Dandelion
customers purchase bongs priced in the $5 to $15 range.
George's Cheap Joint has a smaller but more selective assortment
of bongs, partly because of space limitations and partly because the
proprietor says he will not sell some equipment.
"1 will tell people if a pipe's crummy. I definitely think I'm a service
to the town's needs," he says. Hoffman says most of his customers
buy bongs in the $5 to $10 range. George's features bamboo bongs
carved by Hoffman.
Hoffman says he considers his business more than a money
making proposition. "I like to meet people. I'm here more as a
consultant and a friend than a merchant," he says. Hoffman is also
area coordinator for the National Organization for the Reform of
Marijuana Laws (NORMAL).
Both Hoffman and McKay says their sales have been very
encouraging. McKay says the Power Hitter, which gives shotguns (a
reverse hit usually requiring two spacey participants), is the hottest
"What would happen, one ponders, if bongs should ever replace
the traditional pipes and rolling papers. The vision of High Nooners
sitting around the Bell Tower toking from three-foot high ceramic
hippopatamuses is "mind-bongling."