Today and Tuesday will be
partly cloudy and mild with
highs in the mid-70s. The
low tonight will be near 60.
The chance Of rain is 20
percent today and 10
The candidates for the
Chapel Hill Board of
Aldermen respond to a DTH
questionnaire on page 5.
DTH endorsements for
Chapel Hill and Carrboro
aldermen and for Carrboro
mayor are on page 8.
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Watch your step. The way it appeared in early August some 80 inches below crest
University Lake was hardly a sportsman's or a water drinker's delight. And getting
into a dinghy from the end of the dock was quite a problem.
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But now things aren't as much of a problem. With the lake level up to just about 29
incnes Deiow tun, tne water situation is just abouusack to normal thanks to the rains
of the past several weeks. Staff photos by Joseph Thomas.
State rains brim
relief to locality;
suffering to others
Platforms restated as local races approach wire
Four Chapel Hill
seats to be filled
from 7 candidates
By STEPHEN HARRIS
Half of the seats on the Chapel H ill Board
of Aldermen are up for grabs in elections to
be held Tuesday. Seven candidates are
contending for four positions.
Two , incumbents, Gerry Cohen and
Marvin Silver, seek to continue their work
on the board. Five challengers Marilyn
Boulton, Jim Merkel, Bev Kawalec, Bill
Lindsay and Bill Thorpe seek to bring a
new voice to the town body.
.The following is a quick rundown of the
candidates and "their stands on issues
important to students.
The wife of the UNC vice chancellor for
Student Affairs, Boulton is on the town's
recreation commission. She also is on the
Chapel Hill Teen Center Board, Inc., and is
PTA president at Phillips Junior High
Boulton places high priority on the
construction of a Cane Creek reservoir. She
also supports the construction of the
Hillsborough pipeline and the storing of
water in a lake at the. American Stone
Quarry in Pitts boro.
Boulton backs the town bus system,
supporting increased rush-hour service and
increased service to Carrboro. She said she
feels UNC should pay as much as it can into
the bus system.
She said she hopes the town can work with
UNC's Student Affairs Office in providing
student input into the board.
Elected to the board in 1973 as a UNC law
student, Cohen is active in local and state
Democratic organizations. He is a member
of the local American Civil Liberties Union
(ACLU) and is on the board of directors of
Student Educational Broadcasting, the
license holder of radio station WXYC.
Cohen has said that energy is the most
important question facing the town and that
practical solution to problems can be found
with community cooperation.
Cohen favors the Hillsborough pipeline
and a Cane Creek reservoir but questions the
use of the Jordan reservoir.
A long-time advocate of the bus system,
Cohen supports increased rush-hour and
midday bus service. He is against the
proposed 1-40 link through Orange County.
Merkel is communications products
liaison manager at IBM in Research
Triangle Park. Merkel has been a utilities
planner for nine years. One of his sons, J im,
is a senior in business administration at
Merkel said he wants quick action on the
See SEVEN on page 4.
agree on planned
growth, little else
By DAV ID WATTERS
Staff W riter
Almost all mayoral and alderman
candidates believe the planned growth of
Carrboro should be a primary concern of the
new Board of Aldermen. But that is about
the only issue they all seem to agree on.
Some candidates believe there should be
political harmony in Carrboro, while others
maintain that diversity in government is
good for the town. Some insist that the town
should put more money into the bus system,
while others say the town should not
subsidize the bus system at all.
As the candidates scurry for last-minute
votes, a brief description of the candidates
and what they feel are the most important
issues facing Carrboro follows:
Running for mayor is John Boone, a
purchasing supervisor for UNC and a
lifelong resident of Carrboro. He is a
member of the Allied Citizens of Carrboro,
and he said he believes there should be unity
in the town between students and permanent
Boone said he will push for the town to
provide library facilities since he feels the
present bookmobile service is insufficient.
He also said the town should improve
streets, construct bikeways and expand
Boone's opponent. Bob Drakeford,
believes that political harmony would not
improve the town's government. "Diversity
is a strong point of the current council,"
Drakeford said. "It is good to have different
groups because it makes people talk more
Drakeford, who recently received his
Master's degree in public health and regional
planning from UNC, has been a program
analyst lor the N.C. Department of Human
Resources. He favors expansion cf the
town's bus system to include night service
and some new routes, and he said he would
support an increase in Carrboro taxes to
support the system.
Running for re-election as alderman,
Braxton Foushee brings eight and one-half
years of experience on the board - more
than any other alderman to this election.
He is a kidney dialysis technician at N.C.
Memorial Hospital and one of the two
representatives from the board on the
Orange Water and Sewer Authority.
Foushee is a member of the Carrboro
Community Coaliation (CCC), and he said
he believes Cane Creek will sufficiently
satisfy the water needs 'of Carrboro and
Chapel Hill in the future.
See CANDIDATES on page 4.
From Staff and Wire Reports
Downpours Sunday morning were
expected to further raise the level of
University Lake, but water officials were
forestalling comment on the rain's effect on
conservation restrictions until they could
survey the lake this morning.
"I've been out of town all weekend and I
really don't have any information at this
time." said W. H. Cleveland of the Orange
Water and Sewer Authority.
A spokesperson at the lake did not have
any information either, because the person
who measured the lake Sunday afternoon
forgot to record the information. "I expect it
will probably rise to 29 inches (below
capacity)," the spokesperson said.
"My rain guage shows one-and-a-quarter
inches since Friday evening." Cleveland said.
"I would assume this rain is pretty general.
Coming through Greensboro, they had four
inches whit 1 was there. It was torrential."
It was torrential all across the state, with
severe flooding prevalent in many areas.
Five persons, including three small
children, were killed and hundreds of others
were driven from their homes Sunday by
heavy rains that caused flash flooding in the
western North Carolina mountains.
State and local officials said damage to
roads, bridges, homes and businesses would
run to millions of dollars.
1 n the Candler community near Asheville,
rescue workers searched for two small
brothers drowned with their mother when
their mobile home as swept away by flood
The victims were identified as Carolyn
Hendrix and her two sons, William, 4, and
Paul Jr.. 3. Mrs. Hendrix's husband, Paul,
along with a third child, were plucked from
the water by sheriffs deputies after the
waters carried their mobile home away and -slammed
it into a logjam downstream.
To the south of Asheville in the Polk
County community of Saluda, a four-year-old
boy identified as Bryan Scott Hart
drowned when the water swept him from his
father's arms while the family was fleeing a
mobile home in waist-deep water.
The fifth victim was identified as Michael
Charles Townsend of Boone, who fell into
the water while rescuers were trying to reach
him in a boat.
Dave Britt, director of the Office of Civil
Preparedness in Raleigh, said most of the
severe flooding occurred in Polk,
Buncombe, Madison, Alleghany, Ashe,
Avery, Mitchell and Watauga counties.
Two of the worst hit areas were the small
towns of Marshall and Hot Springs in
Madison County, about 30 miles to the
north of Asheville. Both towns were
evacuated when four-foot deep water
inundated homes and businesses,
The National Guard was activated in
dozens of communities to assist in
evacuations, prevent looting and help
control traffic. State officials braced to cope
with water contamination and shortages in
at least a dozen communities.
"We're working ourselves to death. I just
hope it don't rain no more," said Buncombe
County Sheriffs Deputy Fred Waldrop.
The flooding began around midnight after
some areas received eight inches of rain in a
24-hour period. Minor urban and street
flooding also occurred in eastern North
The National Weather Service said
periods of rain would continue through the
day and end over most of the state Monday.
Just outside Asheville, nearly 1,000
employees of the American Enka Textile
plant were evacuated by boat in the early
morning hours when the hugh plant was
covered with thret feet of water.
- A nother area hard-hit by the flooding was
Boone, a city of about 20,000 to the north of
Asheville. Rescue workers evacuated
hundreds of people from their homes,
including 90 residents of a nursing home.
Court examines new issue
in debate on student rights
WASHINGTON (UP1) The Supreme"
Court is about to examine another phase of
student rights at state universities: can a
student who fails to measure up
academically be dismissed without a
Arguments are scheduled for 10 a.m. EST
today on the appeal of the University of
Missouri from a ruling that it should have
accorded a hearing to Charlotte Horowitz
before she was told to leave the medical
school at Kansas City.
The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
said the dismissal stigmatized Horowitz in
such a way that she will be unable to
continue her medical education and her
chances of returning to employment in a
medically related field are severely damaged.
As a result, she is being deprived of liberty
under the Constitution and is entitled to a
The university also has appealed another
Eighth Circuit decision requiring
recognition of a gay lib student group on the
Columbia and Kansas City campuses.
The court already has heard arguments on
an appeal by the University of California in
the Allan Bakke "reverse discrimination'.'
suit. Bakke, a twice-rejected white candidate
for the medical school at Davis, contends the
university's special admissions -program for
disadvantaged minorities kept him out and
discriminates against white applicants.
Horowitz entered the University of
Missouri medical school as a member of its
first class in 1971. She had a bachelor's
degree in chemistry from Barnard College, a
master's in psychology from Columbia
University and had done graduate work at
Duke University and the National Institutes
She received a high" score on the
admissions test at Missouri and did well on
exams. But eventually, four deficiencies were
called to her attention: clinical competence,
peer and patient relations, personal hygiene
ana aointv to accept criticism.
Tar Heels maintain ACC lead with 13-13 tie against Clemson
pace UNC comeback
By GENE UPCHURCH
If ending a football game in a tie is like kissing your sister, Carolina
and Clemson came close to doing something nearly obscene on the
playing field Saturday struggling to a 13-13 deadlock.
Carolina's homecoming was billed as the Atlantic Coast
Conference championship with the winner having an edge as the
season winds to an end. Carolina, now 6-2-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the
conference, must defeat Virginia this week and Duke next week to
seal a conference title. A loss to either team would knot Carolina and
Clemson for a tie in the league. A loss to both would give the title to
Clemson. The Tigers ended their conference season at 4-1-1 against
the Tar Heels Saturday.
There were no winners before the record crowd in Kenan Stadium
Saturday and officially no losers. But Carolina was the bigger loser as
injured players streamed off the field in epidemic numbers.
The price Carolina paid in injuries for the kiss with the Tigers is
ctionorino- startlno nnartprhark Matt Kunec sidelined with a
severely bruised shoulder; strong safety Alan Caldwell hindered with
a bothersome groin pull; tree satety Bernie Menapace sioweu oy a
shoulder injury; offensive guard John Rushing sidelined with a
recurrent knee problem; and players with various other sprains and
The Tar Heels, trying to avoid a possible conference tie with the
Tigers, took advantage of a fourth-quarter fumble by Tiger tailback
Lester Brown to drive down the field for the field goal that tied the
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Clemson running back Warren Ratchford picked up 65 yards
against resistance like the kind he found here in Carolina
linebacker Buddy Curry (57) and tackle Rod Broadway (70).
The Tar Heels and the Tigers battled to a 1 3-13 tie and Carolina
was able to maintain its lead in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Staff photo by Mike Sneed.
By WILL WILSON
Eighty-six players are listed on Carolina's varsity football roster.
Eleven start on offense, eleven on defense. That leaves a lot of players
whose only contact, except perhaps for a few special team plays,
comes only on a gang tackle over the sideline into the bench.
There's always the chance, of course, that the man ahead of
someone will get hurt, and he'll be sent in with barely a moment's
notice. But the Tar Heels have had an abnormally injury-free year
this season until Saturday, that is.
As the UNC-Clemson game progressed, the Carolina sideline
began resembling a MASH unit. John Rushing, Matt Kupec and
Alan Caldwell missed much of the game, while several others were
out for a play or two.
On came the reserves, thrown into what was billed as the Atlantic
Coast Conference championship game. A couple of those
defensive back Steve Streater and quarterback Clyde Christensen
had quite different reactions to the situation in which each was
Streater. a freshman from Sylva whose older brother Jimmy is
currently the starting quarterback at Tennessee, knew all week he
might have to play. Caldwell, the man ahead of him, was hurt last
week against Maryland and wasn't fully healed.
"I'd been working with the first string all week," Streater said just
after the 1 3-1 3 game ended. "It was all depending on him (Caldwell)
whether 1 played or not."
Caldwell tried it for awhile, but gave way to Streater just after the
second hall began.
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