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Volume 85, Issue No. 43
Few blacks respond
Student conflicts delay
New Hope conference
Staff Writer
The New. Hope Conference on race
relations at UNC, scheduled for this
weekend, has been postponed because
several black students had conflicts that
would have kept them from attending it.
"The committee planning the
conference decided to postpone it
because of a lack of response," said.
Barbara Polk, a member of the New
Hope planning committee. "The poor
response on the part of black students is
because the coronation ball of the Black
Student Movement (BSM) for Ms.
BSM is scheduled for this Friday night."
William Strickland, associate vice
chancellor for student development and
a member of the planning committee,
said, "The coronation ball (for Ms.
BS M) required the attendance of several
key black students who had been invited
to the New Hope conference.
"We tried to reschedule the weekend
so we would not have to meet on Friday.
But that would require compressing
three days of work into two days, and we
just could not do it."
Byron Horton, chairperson of the
BSM, said he believed the date of the
coronation ball was set before the plans
for the New Hope Conference were
announced. According to agendas of
previous BSM meetings that Horton
provided, the date for the coronation
ball was discussed as early as Sept. 4.
Aldermen vote delay of noise-meter implementation
Staff Writer
The use of noise meters to enforce the
Chapel Hill noise ordinance will be
delayed for at least one month.
The Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen
voted unanimously Monday night to
put off a decision on the meters until
Nov. 28. In response to requests by
Alderman Gerry Cohen and students
Bill Moss, Bain Jones, R. L. Adams and
Roy Cooper, the board deferred voting
on the measure so that it may be given
more study.
Student Body President Bill Moss
told the board the use of the meters was
a "sound" idea, but that four more
weeks were needed to study the
"After arrests for drinking beer on the
street, having cars towed and being
questioned at voter registration, this
(measure) now would not do much for
the goodwill between students and the
town," Moss said.
Rerouting causes rock groups to
Two rock groups have bypassed concert
stops at Carmichael Auditorium because
their tours were rerouted.
Harry Summons, program production
coordinator for the Carolina Union, said
Tuesday he had been negotiating with
Firefall since late September before finding
out last week that the group had decided not
to make a stop in Chapel Hill.
"They decided to go 10 Lynchburg, Va.,
instead," Simmons said.
The group tentatively had been scheduled
Some things
Shack is still
Staff Writer
Crates of beer bottles are stacked behind the counter.
Pinball machines and a juke box are crowded against the
walls. The six time-worn booths are smothered with graffiti.
A visitor would recognize the rickety building as a bar right
off, but he may not recognize it as a legend.
For some, Shacks says "Chapel Hill" every bit as much as
the Old Well.
On any given evening, mobs line up outside the popular
gathering place on Rosemary Street, although the sagging
structure hardly looks capable of handling such a crowd.
Inside, it may take a little time to work up to the bar to order.
The crowd is mostly students these days, but owner
manager John "Wheaties" Richardson says that wasn't always
the case.
"When The Shack first opened up, it was mostly
townspeople that would come in," Richardson says. "There
would be all kinds of people. .. professors, carpenters, you
name 'ern. It was in the '50s that the students began coming
The Shack had its humble beginnings as a jitney garage
back in the 1930s. The jitneys, or large touring cars, would
take students to the train station in Durham. Milton and
Maurice Julian converted the small wooden structure into a
profitable bicycle shop soon afterwards.
But while invitations to the
conference were mailed in mid
September, Strickland said the dates for
the conference were widely known
before then. "Students in the leadership
of the BSM knew about the dates of the
weekend before plans for the ball were
made," he said.
"What 1 think happened is the people
who made the plans for the coronation
ball did not check to see if the ball would
conflict with New Hope," Strickland
Invitations to the conference were
sent to 20 white students and 20 black
students. Of the 16 students who had
accepted the invitations, only 4 were
Horton, who had planned to attend
the conference, said one reason the
BSM coronation ball conflicted with
New Hope was the BSM never was
contacted as an organization about the
conference. He said that while several
members of the BSM might have known
about the conference, it was not put
down on the BSM's schedule because
the organization had not been notified
of it.
Polk said the conference will be
rescheduled for sometime during the
spring semester.
The conference is called the New
H ope conference because it is being held
at Camp New Hope, a church camp
located" about six miles north of town.
Moss recommended that a committee
of students, townspersons and aldermen
study the measure.
Bain Jones, president of the
Residence Housing Authority, said that
the governors of residence halls had not
been contacted about the measure. The
noise law, he said, would measure all
areas by one standard, though the
different locales of Greek houses and
dorms would have different noise effects
on neighbors.
R. L. Adams, vice president of the
Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC), said
that the IFC had not been involved in
the making of the proposed law and
asked that a committee composed of
members of Student Government,
student housing, Greek houses and the
University be formed to study the
Adams said that Greek houses
grouped together, such as the houses on
Fraternity Court on Columbia Street,
should not be monitored closely because
to appear with the Sanford-Townsend Band
in Carmichael Nov. 3.
Earlier this fall, Simmons had been
negotiating with Lynyrd Skynyrd for an
appearance Oct. 22 before the group opted
to go south following its concert at
Greenville, S.C.
The only publicity the proposed Firefall
concert received was through WQDR-FM in
Raleigh, he said. The tentative Lynyrd
Skynyrd appearance was not publicized at
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the rat has not been starved. However, this rat refuses to cooperate as he tries to
release himself. Staff photo by Joseph Thomas.
their neighbors would be other Greek
Roy Cooper, director of Student
Government residential affairs, said the
use of noise meters was a "great idea,"
but questioned quick acceptance of the
proposed maximum noise levels.
The use of noise meters is part of an
amendment to the town's noise
ordinance. The amendment allows the
meters to measure outdoor gatherings
and sets limits on how loud gatherings
may be.
Alderman Marvin Silver, who
presented the amendment, also
proposed that a maximum noise level of
75 decibels be allowed during weekdays
(from 7 a.m. to 1 1 p.m.) and on Friday
and Saturday nights until 1 a.m. A
maximum level of 65 decibels would be
allowed at other times.
A special permit allowing 10 extra
decibels at specific events also would be
available, according to Silver's
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He said that future concert appearances
will not be -.inounced until they are
Simmor , said he is not negotiating with
an act to replace Firefall. However, he said,
"We may do Firefall here, but it won't be
Nov. 3.
"1 don't think it (groups rerouting their
concerts) is a chronic problem" Simmons
said. "It just didn't work out with Lynyrd
Skynyrd and Firefall."
But in 1945, Brack Creel had big plans for the little building.
He set up barkeeping and dubbed his tavern "The Shack."
A few other bars were opening up about then. Harry's was
beside the present Carolina Theater, and Gooch's Cafe was on
Columbia Street. But The Shack was the popular bar.
(Harry's closed about eight years ago, Gooch's about 20.)
"The Shack looked just about the way then as it does now,"
Richardson remarks. " 'Cept this bar was along the wall in the
back and the floor was wood, not concrete."
The clientele was largely local working people during those
early years. Occasionally a professor or two would wander in
for a beer and some conversation with the artisans.
Clarence Simmons, retired restauranteur, was a frequent
visitor to The Shack in the late '40s.
"We had quite a few good discussions then," Simmons says.
"There was an old pot-bellied stove that we sat around. We'd
drink and talk politics.
"The place was full of Democrats, but there was a
Republican in every now and then."
Simmons rarely goes in The Shack any more. For one thing,
he says he has cut down on his beer consumption.
"Also, you don't see any old people there any more, mostly
just students," he-says. "1 guess alltheolderoneshavedied."
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Noise readings would be taken by
police either 75 feet from the source of
the noise or at a private residence's
property line.
In a demonstration of the noise
meters last week, Silver measured a
jukebox at the Beta Tau Pi fraternity at
about 75 decibels.
Silver also measured a band at a Delta
Tau Delta fraternity party at 92
Moss, Cooper and Adams said they
were pleased with the board's delay of
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Moss, Cox: no fee hike without vote
Staff Writer
The proposed activity-fee increase
will not be enacted without student
approval, despite a student Supreme
Court ruling Sunday declaring such an
action legal, two Student Government
officials said Tuesday.
"The Student Government is a
representative body," Student Body
President Bill Moss said. "There will be
no fee increase without the consent of
the student body."
A resolution calling for a student
advisory referendum on the fee increase
was to be introduced at the Campus
Governing Council (CGC) meeting
Tuesday night.
Moss and Chip Cox, CGC Rules and
Judiciary Committee chairperson, both
expressed confidence that the CGC
would approve the resolution, which
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in 1945, it became known as "The Shack" and has been good strong wind won't blow it down. Staff photo by Sam
pleasing imbibers of beverages since then. Student clientele Fulwood III.
did not really pick up until the 1950s. Owner-manager
Taylor: increase
in blacks, women
needed on faculty
Staff Writer
The immediate focus of the University should be on increasing the numbers of
black and female faculty members, according to a report on minority representation
at UNC issued by Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor.
The report reveals that although there has been an 1 75 percent increase in black
faculty members since I972, blacks still make up only 2.4 percent of the total
faculty. Females compose 1 8.5 percent of the faculty, a 24 percent increase since
"I wish to emphasize that deans, directors, and chairmen must join vigorously in
the effort to turn this situation around," Taylor stated in the report. "We must do all
we can to ensure that blacks are appropriately represented among the faculty of this
The report also shows that the percentage of black students enrolled at UNC
increased by 50.4 percent (from 844 to 1,269) from the fall of 1972 to the fall of 1977.
Despite the increase, blacks still compose only 6.3 percent of the total number rf
students, falling short of the 7.1 percent goal established under the Boaid of
Governors State Plan for increasing black enrollment.
The enrollment of female students has increased 36.8 percent since 1972, and
women now compose 49.4 percent of the 13,920 member student body.
Of the 336 female faculty members, only 16.1 percent are on the tenure track. A
faculty member on the tenure track is one who will be eligible to receive tenure
(protection from involuntary suspension or discharge except under extraordinary
circumstances) after a certain period of time.
Taylor outlined the steps the U niversity will take in the recruitment and retention
of minority faculty members and announced the appropriation of $50,000 for
recruitment purposes in an appendix to the report. The steps include:
Consulting with minority members of the University to obtain "leads" on
prospective minority candidates, and, where possible, using minority faculty and
staff to assist in following up such leads.
Please turn to page 3.
Avery case to
Despite statements by Black
Student Movement (BSM)
Chairperson Byron Horton that the
BSM would not let the "Avery
incident" die, Student Attorney
General Elson Floyd reiterated
Monday (hat the case is closed.
"I've made my decision on the
whole matter," F loyd said. "Based on
the information available to me,
there is not enough evidence for a
Floyd made his initial decision
about two weeks ago not to prosecute
anyone involved in the incident, in
which black students were assaulted
requests an activity-fee increase of $2.50
per semester. The campus-wide
referendum would be held Nov. 16.
"The ultimate power is in the Board of
Governors and Chancellor (N. Ferebee)
Taylor," Cox said. "We (the CGC) must
convince them that the majority of the
students want a fee increase."
Cox said at least 15 percent of the
campus needed to vote on the
referendum to make it worthwhile.
The referendum will read, "I do (do
not) support the increase of $2 50 in
Student Activity Fees per semester."
The student activity fee of $9 per
semester has not been raised since 1954.
Approximately half of the $18 that
undergraduates pay each year is
allocated to various campus
organizations by the CGC. One-third of
the money goes to the Carolina Union,
and 16 percent to the Daily Tar Heel.
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About 1,000 student tickets
remain for the UNC
basketball team's annual
Blue-White basketball
game, to be held at 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 5. Ticket office hours
are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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remain closed
with bags of water and racial epithets
while walking past Avery Dormitory
April 19.
Horton expressed dissatisfaction
with Floyd's decision last week,
stating that a trial would discourage
similar incidents.
Horton said a trial in the case
would serve as a mechanism to bring
out further evidence leading to
Floyd responded, "You can't take
anybody to trial unless you have
some evidence against them. I don't
have any evidence. Honor Court has
a non-adversary system."
Approximately $330,000 of student fees
are appropriated annually for these
student groups.
Both Moss and Cox agreed that
without the fee increase, some
organizations would have to cut back
expenses and activities.
"Inflation and operational expenses
for these student organizations have
soared in the last 23 years," Cox said.
"What many people don't realize is
that there are not many institutions with
such a wide diversity of organizations
and activities for and by the students,"
M oss said. "Very few other schools have
the kind of things that UNC offers its
students." Moss said UNC students
needed to support and expand these
Both Moss and Cox said they did not
know how the students would vote. "It's
up in the air," Moss said.
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