Today and Saturday will be
sunnier with highs both days
near 70. The low tonight will
be in the mid-50s. The
chance of rain is 10 percent
Spring forward . . .
Daylight savings time ends
Sunday at 2 a.m., so set your
clock back one hour before
you go to bed Saturday. Or
stay up and enjoy the extra
hour you lost in March.
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Friday, October 28, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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shows most state
adults favor succession
Big-and-little sister teams of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority pledges model the latest in what the smart woman is wearing
have been carving jack-o-lanterns and preparing costumes this Hallowe'en. Staff photo by Joseph Thomas,
this week in preparation for the pumpkin walk last night. Two
Departmental offices report spring schedule errors
From staff reports
A majority ol' the adults in North Carolina feel their
governor should be allowed to sueceed himself, aceording to a
The Carolina Poll, a statewide survey conducted by the
UNC School of Journalism, revealed that 55 percent of the
respondents support a proposed state constitutional
amendment which would allow governors to serve two
consecutive terms, while 30 percent were opposed, and 15
percent were unsure.
The poll, which questioned 477 adults 1 8 or older, was
conducted Oct. 1 6 through 21. The results of the random
telephone survey accurately represent North Carolina public
opinion 95 times out of 1 00 within a margin of error ol plus or
minus 4.49 percent, according to journalism professors w ho
helped conduct the survey.
North Carolina voters will go to the polls Nov. 8 to cast
their votes for succession along with four other constitutional
amendments and two bond issues.
The respondents were asked: "Here in North Carolina, a
new law has been proposed that would let governors succeed
themselves, that is. serve a second term. Do you support or
oppose this proposal?"
While there were no substantial differences in responses
along racial or sexual lines. Democrats favored the
amendment more so than Republicans, as did residents of the
coastal plains over other areas of the state.
Sixty percent of the Democrats polled supported the
amendment while 24 percent were opposed. Fifty-one percent
of the Republicans polled supported the amendment, w hile 37
percent were opposed.
I he survey was conducted by journalism students using a
process called "random digit dialing." so that the could reach
unlisted numbers and new installations.
Many respondents had similar opinions to that of a 54-year-old
Sampson County man who said. "When you get a good
man in. you should be able to keep him."
"II a governor is good, he'll be re-elected. If not, he w on't,"
said a 26-year-old Cumberland County man.
Respondents who opposed succession cited the length of
the gubernatorial term as one of the disadvantages to the
"I don't think it's necessary for a governor to stay in over
lour years." a 38-year-old male Democrat said, "It builds up
an excess of political power."
I he length ol term was also mentioned by 35 percent of the
succession supporters as a reason to approve the amendment.
A 54-year-old female Democrat said. "They just start
getting their feet wet and their projects just sturttoshow signs
of progress when their years are up."
North Carolina is one of seven states in the nation that
prohibits a governor from serving successive terms. The
amendment will appear on the ballot as "a constitutional
amendment empowering the qualified voters of the state to re
elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to a successive
term of the same office."
Gov. Jim Hunt, who was the primary force behind the
General Assembly's vote last May to send the amendment to a
statewide vote, has avoided open support of the issue. Hunt
feels his support would make it a referendum on him and not
the constitutional issue.
The UNC survey came a week before the heaviest pro
succession TV and radio advertising began.
Department offices have reported errors
in the spring class schedule, Charles D. Sirls
of the Office of Records and Registration
Errors include incorrect class times,
courses listed that have been canceled and
missing "permission required" footnotes.
Inaccurate class times have been corrected
The ark may float yet
Comp 260(1). will end at 12:15 p.m.
Edsp 247 (577), 2 p.m.. to 5 p.m.
Geog 201 (1). 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Germ I (3 and 4), noon to I p.m. M WF.
12:30 p.m. T.
- Germ 2 (II), noon to 1 p.m. MWF,
12:30 p.m. T.
Phad 99 (I). II a.m. to noon MW.
Poli 58(1). 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. T i n.
Poli 95 ( I). 9:30 a.m. to II a.m. Ti n.
Phil 22 (2). ends at 12:15 p.m.
Sowo 226 (2). 9:30 a.m. to 1 1 a.m. IT h.
. Sowo 243 (2). 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 1 .
Water level of University Lake still rising
University Lake rose above minimum
conservation levels Thursday, creating
speculation that the water shortage is
nearing an end.
The town's reservoir rose another six
inches Wednesday night. The Orange Water
and Sewer Authority (OWASA) reported
University Lake was 32 inches below full
Thursday monring, the highest level since
water conservation measures were begun
The lake level is currently higher than the
Patterson Mill Store
a piece of history
By LYNN WILLIFORD
There is something very reassuring about
a country store. However scarce they may be
today, they are an enduring part of our
American tradition, managing to survive
despite the A&P and Kwik-Pik.
With the Patterson Mill Store on
Farrington Road off 54 East, John and Elsie
Booker have tried to preserve a part of
Piedmont North Carolina's history as well as
that of their own family.
The Bookers built the huge white frame
store only four years ago, although it looks
like it has been there among the trees for
generations. The farm has been in Mrs.
Booker's family, the Leighs, for a century.
Even now, four generations of the Leigh
family live there and can usually be found in
the store at any given time.
Upon entering the store, you are surprised
to be greeted with "Hello there! Come on in
and look around all you want!" For a
moment you are dazed by the sight. Two
stories of merchandise are literally stacked to
the high ceilings, and the aisles are all but
impassable for the rows and rows of goods.
Mrs. Booker can be found by a huge brass
Y our first im pulse after staring at the sheer
multitude of assorted merchandise is to ask
w here all of this came from
"My husband and 1 have just been
collecting it all these years," Mrs. Booker
Actually, according to her son, Curtis
Booker, the store originated as more than
just a hobby. The Bookers have always
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level listed in OWASA's regulations
suggesting implementation of the first stage
of water conservation. OWASA suggests the
first stage of conservation, voluntary
conservation, to begin at 36 inches below
OWASA Assistant Director W. H.
Cleveland said earlier this month that if the
lake rose to 36 inches below full, the town
would be "in pretty fair shape."
Shirley Marshall, a member of OWASA's
Board of Directors, said Thursday that, in
her opinion, the water crisis is over.
The lake will be at about 30 inches below
crest by Halloween. Marshall said. "We
should all be celebrating."
Mandatory water restrictions remain in
effect in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The
town ordinances will have to be rescinded by
the town's boards before restrictions will
"I hope the Board of Aldermen will
demand that the measure be rescinded."
- STEPHEN HARRIS
Zool II3L (I). I p.m. to 4 p.m. M.
Zool 1131. (2). I p.m. to4p.m.T.
Zool 1 131. (3). I p.m. to 4 p.m. T.
Zool 1 131. (4). I p.m. to 4 p.m. Th.
Education 41. sections I. 2 and 3 are open
to non-majors rather than restricted to
majors as reported in the schedule. Sirls said.
Political science courses 91. 92. 210. 211.
213. 214. 208 and 238 were not footnoted,
but permission is required for each.
Botany 133. Health Administration 202
section 7. History 271 section I. Pharmacy
103. Religion 99 and Sociology 51 section 7
arc listed in the 1978 class schedule, but all
hav e been cancelled for the coming semester.
Sirls said a supplement for the spring
schedule has been sent to departmental
offices, but the supplement does not include
all these changes.
A new supplement will be distributed to
department offices before registration in
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This aspiring thespian is a member of Father James Devereux' English 58
(Shakespeare) class, acting out a scene from Othello Wednesday night in Deep
Jonah. Devereux requires all members of the class to complete some out-of-class
project, and most opt to act a scene from one of the Bard of Avon's plays. Staff photo
by Mike Sneed.
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Blacks, females interviewed
Report greeted with mixed reactions
By AMY McRARY
Several black and female faculty members
Thursday praised a recently released report
by Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor that called
for an immediate increase in UNC's efforts
to recruit minorities for teaching positions.
The faculty members agreed that the UNC
faculty needed more black and female
members, but some expressed reservations
about the reasons for the report. Others said
they feared unqualified persons might be
And one female faculty member said the
$50,000 appropriated for recruiting
purposes was not enough. The money would
be used to cover expenses for the travel
necessary to increase recruitment.
Blacks make up only 2.4 percent of the
faculty, while females compose 18.5 percent,
according to Taylor's report.
"1 doubt there's anyone against the plan,"
said Elizabeth A. MeMahan. oology
MeMahan said women and blacks have
been excluded from jobs for years and "now
we're bending over backwards to make up
for past injustice. However, if the women or
blacks aren't qualified for faculty positions,
this wiil not help the University."
Mary W. Jarrard of the speech
department echoed McMahan's concern
about faculty qualifications. "I hope more
black and female faculty can be found. But I
also hope they're well-qualified. I'd hate to
see them hired just because they're black or
Jarrard also expressed reservations about
University outlines methods
to increase black enrollment
Old-fashioned remedies and long-forgotten artifacts of days gone by crowd the
corridors and aisles of Patterson's Mill-Store, one of the few real country stores
remaining in the area. Staff photo by Allen Jernigan.
In addition to stepping up efforts to
recruit black and female faculty members,
the University is attempting to increase the
number of black students enrolled at UNC.
Blacks make up only 6.3 percent of the
UNC student body of 20,162. Of the 1,269
blacks on campus. 862 are undergraduates
and 407 are enrolled in graduate and
Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor's report on
minority and female presence at UNC states
that new measures will be required to achieve
a greater increase in minority enrollment at
UNC. The report outlines the following
measures to help attain this goal:
Bentley Renwick, associate dean in the
College of Arts and Sciences, has been
named special assistant to the chancellor for
the 1977-78 academic year and will provide
adv ice and assistance to the chancellor in the
recruitment of minority students.
A total of $40,000 of the annual income
from the Pogue Fund has been earmarked to
provide 16 new undergraduate scholarships
of $2,500 per year. In awarding the
scholarships, special attention will be given
to outstanding minority students in North
A new program is being initiated to
reach minority high school students and
their parents to acquaint them with
educational opportunities at UNC. For this
purpose, advice and assistance will be sought
from black graduates of the University.
Black enrollment has increased by 50.4
percent since 1972. while female enrollment
has increased 36.8 percent. Female students
now make up 49.4 percent of the total
student body and 52 percent of all
Men and women are div ided equally in the
graduate schools, but women compose only
24.8 percent of students enrolled in
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the reasons for increased recruitment efforts.
"I'm not sure why Taylor has made this call,"
she said. "It's hard for me to say if he is really
showing concern or if he is just paying lip
service to the need." '
Both Jarrard and Bishetta Merritt
Williams, associate professor of radio,
television and motion pictures, expressed
opinions about the $50,000 appropriation
for recruitment efforts.
"The $50,000 is equal to three assistant
professors' salaries," Jarrard said. "By
appropriating this money, Taylor may be
saying it will be hard to find well-qualified
people for faculty positions. And if these
people aren't found, the University can say,
'Well, we spent $50,000 trying.' "
Merritt-Williams said the call by Taylor
for more black and female faculty "is a step
forward for the University." But she
questioned the appropriation of $50,000. "I
don't believe this will be enough to get the
well-qualified people here.
"A lot of people who are qualified want to
know how much monetary support they
would get if they came to UNC. They want to
know if their salary would justify their
If there is not enough money for minority
faculty members' salaries, Merritt-Williams
said. "The $50,000 for recruitment would
just be wasted."
Director of Afro-American Studies Sonja
Stone said she would not be able to make a
statement at this time about the report.
Stone is also a member of the Committee on
the Recruitment of Black Faculty.
But stepping up minority faculty
recruitment is more than a defensive action
stemming from recent Department of
Health, Education and Welfare (HEW)
guidelines calling for an increase in the
number of black and female faculty at the
L'niveristy, said Johnny L. Greene, assistant
professor of English.
"In terms of 'Is Taylor merely responding
to HEW?" one must remember that the
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