More of the same
The highs today and Friday
will be in the 50s; the low
tonight will be in the low 40s.
The chance of drizzle is a
nasty 90 percent.
AP picks Hardison
Defensive tackle Dee
Hardison was selected to the
AP All-America team this
week. He becomes the
fourth UNC player to be so
honored. See page 5.
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Volume 85, Issue No. 65
Thursday, December 1, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Please call us: 933-0245
Heels' second half
O'Koren, Yonakor pace UNC
in easy win over Oregon St.
By GENE UPCHURCH
The roar rocking the rafters in Carmichael Auditorium told the
Phil Ford, with one of those moves only he can do successfully,
glided down the lane, twisting and turning his way to two points and
sealing the second Carolina victory over Oregon State in four days,
this one a 90-64 win Wednesday night.
Ford's shot put the Tar Heels ahead by 20 at 60-40 with 16 minutes
left in the game, a lead that eventually was extended to 34 in the
Carolina and Oregon State battled head-to-head early in the game,
but Carolina slowly moved out to lead by as much as 17 in the first
Carolina led 48-32 at the half and moved out to its big lead with
steady play by its big men, including a stetch with eight unanswered
Oregon State felt the effects of losing its only big man, out with a
broken leg. The combination of Carolina's Mike O'Koren and Rich
Yonakor, who scored 20 and 15 points, respectively, prevented easy
Beaver layups or defensive rebounds. Reserves Jeff Wolf and Geff
Crompton also played steady games, with the huge Crompton
blocking several shots late in the game.
"We played the same game as Saturday," Yonakor said. "But our
defenses didn't work as well. They seemed to know when a trap or
double team was coming."
Dwayne Allen and Mark Radford paced the Beavers with 14
points each. Rickey Lee, who led Oregon State with 17 points in the
31-point Carolina win Saturday night in Charlotte, was held to only
three points Wednesday night.
Ford scored 16 points in the game while John Virgil scored 1 1.
"The win was similar with the one in Charlotte as far as the score
and outcome was concerned, but not necessarily in the way we
played," Carolina coach Smith said. "Oregon State was better
prepared. They attacked our defense with poise. They didn't take the
quick shot. After defeating a team by 3 1 points and then having to
play them again four days later, I don't think the adrenalin was
flowing like we would like. We weren't as sharp. ; ;
Carolina's next test is a major one against Duke in the opening
game of the Big Four Tournament Friday night in Greensboro.
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Women gain additional
450 lockers in spring
Phil Ford glided his way to 16 points in Carolina's 90-64 win over Oregon State
Wednesday night in Chapel Hill. Mike O'Koren led theTar Heels with 20 points in the
game. Carolina now prepares for the Big Four Tournament, which begins Friday in
Greensboro. Staff photo by Fred Barbour.
By AMY McRARY
The number of lockers and baskets for women
faculty, staff and students will almost double next
semester because of planned changes by the physical
Three changes in Woollen Gym locker and basket
rooms, giving women more facilities, were announced
in a Nov. 29 letter and memorandum from Carl S.
Blyth, chairperson of the department.
Blyth was attending a funeral Wednesday and was
unavailable for comment.
According to Blyth's letter to male faculty and staff,
changes include converting the male faculty locker
room to a women's locker room. The change will result
in an additional 450 lockers for women.
In accordance with the change, the letter asked all
male faculty and staff who are assigned these lockers to
remove their gear by Dec. 1 5 and be reassigned a basket
in the men's main basket room.
Three almost identical complaints filed with the
University grievance committees Nov. 14 ask that the
male faculty locker room be converted into a women's
locker room bv Januarv I978.
The complaints, signed by 23 students, faculty and
staff, both male and female, charge the physical
education department with violation of Title IX of the
I972 Omnibus Education Act, which prohibits
discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational
program or activity receiving federal financial
The memorandum states that though women were
given more lockers and baskets this summer, "the
experience of Fall Semester I977 has demonstrated that
these steps alone arc not sufficient to produce an
equitable short-term allocation of space between men
Karen Murphy, a University employee who was
instrumental in organizing the grievances, said she had
not received a copy of the letter or memorandum and
could not make a decision about withdrawing the
complaint until she received one.
"I would need to see this in writing," Murphy said.
"Then 1 would talkto all the grieved parties. If they
Filling HEW requirements?
Blacks wonder if UNC best choice
By DAVID STACKS
Editor's Note: This is the fourth in a series
of articles examining race relations on the
Some black students come to Carolina
through recruiting efforts of black
administrators and other black students. A
few students wonder if they made the right
"We feel we are here just to fulfill HEW
requirements," says Arlee Griffin, a
sophomore zoology-premed major from
Elizabeth City. "I had a scholarship to
another school. Sometimes I wish I had
Griffin represents a group of vocal black
students who say the University
administration, while not designed to
discriminate against blacks does
discriminate simply by ignoring the concerns
of the minority race.
"I don't see any concern for us," Griffin
says. "It's not that people are out to get us.
It's just that the black student is a victim of
"I guess you could call it institutional
racism. If the administration paid more
'Beat Jesse' slogan
of Smith's campaign
By MARK ANDREWS
State Sen. McNeill Smith told a UNC audience Tuesday
night that his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms is
"almost a crusade" and said the Democrats must find a
candidate who can debate Helms' voting record and show
himself to be an originator of important legislation.
"The issue is 'Beat Jesse Who's the best candidate?' '" the
Guilford County Democrat told an audience of about 60 UNC
Young Democrats and interested persons.
Smith did not mention any of his Democratic primary
opponents but concentrated on his own positions on the issues
and how they contrast with that of incumbent Republican
Sen. Helms, who faces re-election next year.
Smith said that Helms "takes an issue and wraps himself up
in it." Helms' stands on the issues have not contributed to a
solution of the problem, Smith maintained.
The No. 1 issue in the campaign, Smith said, is energy. He
added that other important issues such as jobs and inflation
are related to the energy problem.
Citing Helms' stand against federal aid to education and his
own support for federal assistance, Smith insisted that
education is also of prime importance to North Carolinians.
"Jesse Helms has been voting against federal aid to
education even at the present level," Smith said.
Smith pointed out his sponsorship of bills to establish a
statewide kindergarten program and to beef up the state's
See SMITH on page 4.
attention to black students, they could create
a much more pleasant atmosphere for both
blacks and whites."
Griffin says he decided to come to UNC
because of the school's medical and hospital
program. He was not recruited, but he says
he had little choice of which state institution
to attend because Carolina was the only
UNC campus with a medical school.
One black student who was recruited,
sophomore Rita Brackeen from
Jacksonville, says she senses that racism is
built into this predominantly white school,
even though the University is supposed to be
an enlightened community.
"It's really uncomfortable sometimes with
104 people in a class and you're the only
black nobody to talk to and people often
not very friendly," Brackeen says.
"The professors don't greet you with a
smile like they do other people; and when
you ask for help, they're often apathetic. You .
just wait for the class hour to be over so you
can get out."
Brackeen says she visited the Carolina
campus and talked with leaders of the Black
Student Movement before deciding to
Other blacks recognize the racism built
into the system but do not let it bother them.
Sophomore Calvin Bell from Greensboro
says he came to UNC because he had friends
"I enjoy the school," Bell says. "1 don't
stop and think much about being a minority.
There may be some prejudices out there that
may hold me back, but I don't think about it
Some blacks have grown accustomed to a
white-dominated society. Those who
attended white high schools or lived in white
neighborhoods have found it less difficult to
fit into University life.
"1 feel comfortable here," sophomore Toi
Carter says. "It's only when there's a conflict
that 1 even remember I'm in a predominantly
"My philosophy is, you have to work in a
white-dominated world," sophomore
Rosalind Fuse says. "The best way to learn
how they (whites) work is to be around them.
Anyone who wants tocanmakc itatUNC."
Griffin disagrees. The system makes
University life intolerable for black students
who need help from white advisers or
administrators, he says.
"A black student can't make it here unless
he does it on his own," Griffin says. "There is
a problem. I wish 1 knew the solution.
"If the white administration would just be
aware that we are here and think of us from
time to time, we would have a good start."
Most white students are somewhat aware
of the culture shared by black students,
according to Sibyl Humphrey of St. Paul, a
junior criminal justice-psychology major.
"They (white students) don't go out of
their way to make you feel good," Humphrey
says. "But they don't go out of their way to
make you feel bad."
Humphrey says in one class she had with
55 whites, no student spoke to her until the
semester was more than half completed.
"The system isn't anti-black," she says.
"But it is pro-white. "
accept these changes, we would withdraw the
The second structural change listed in ' the
memorandum is conversion of a 1,500-basket area of
the men's main basket room into a women's basket
room. The existing women's locker and basket room
also will be changed into a women's facility with 434
Lockers and baskets for women will be issued from an
existing storage area next to the women's basket room.
The three changes will double the number of baskets
available for women students and faculty, raising the
number from 973 to 1,959. The number of lockers for
women will increase by 450, from 547 to 997.
Some of the lockers and baskets will be used by
women's athletic teams, according to the memorandum.
Currently, membeis of 10 women's teams must carry
their equipment to and from the gym. Only the women's
golf team now has locker and equipment space in
The changes will decrease the number of baskets for
men from 5,829 to 4,850. The number of lockers for
male faculty, staff and students will decrease from 1,537
Cost for the changes will be $8,500, said John
Temple, vice chancellor for business and finance.
According to the memorandum, the new facilities will
be available at the start of spring semester. Gordon H.
Rutherford, director of the facilities planning office,
said he understood changes would be made during
Christmas vacation. "It is my understanding the work is
scheduled between Dec. 19 and Jan. 5," Rutherford
Rutherford said the changes in the basket and locker
rooms will be minor.
"The Physical Plant will knock out part of a wall to
put a door between the faculty locker room and the
women's locker room," Rutherford said. "And some
partitions will be put up. But the changes are minor."
The conversions in Woollen Gym are "an interim
response to our space problems," Blyth said in the
memorandum. He has previously said that the new
intramural gymnasium scheduled for completion in
November 1979 will result in more facilities for both
men and women faculty, staff and students.
Union directors to reconsider
major attractions board today
By HOWARD TROXLER
The Carolina Union Board of Directors
this afternoon will reconsider a proposal to
establish a major attractions board of the
The major attractions board would be
designed solely to bring big-name
entertainment to the UNC campus,
according to Carolyn Jack, creator of the
"At this point in time, the Carolina Union
has a problem with the Activities Board in
that the Activities Board has $100,000 for
programming, and the Union tends toward
smaller-scale and broadly diverse activities
that take up all the money," says Jack.
"In addition, there's just not enough
money to do all these things properly. So, I
propose a separate but equal board to do this
sort of programming."
Jack contends that under the present
system of individual committees dealing in
specialized fields, student input into
Carolina Union programming is lacking and
committee members deal in their specialty
first and consider major attractions
"Each committee chairman has his own
area of concern no one committee exists
to handle the problem of major concerts,"
Jack says. "No students give it their prime
But opponents of the proposal argue that
a major attractions board would serve no
real purpose at UNC because entertainers
are wary of coming here.
"The main thingabout the proposal is that
it doesn't change anything it doesn't
change any way of getting concerts," says
Eric Locher, Carolina Union president. "The
available product will not change."
"The proposal sets up a board tangential
to the Activities Board," Locker says. "They
wouldn't have the same money; where would
the money for the major attractions board
Locher also disputes Jack's claim that
students have no way to provide input into
the Carolina Union procedures.
"If students wish to work, I feel the board
is in no way averse to them coming and
talking to us," he says. "We have open
meetings and can explain thesituation about
concerts to anyone."
The Carolina Union Board of Directors
first considered the proposal for a major
attractions committee Nov. 17, but tabled
the matter until today.
1 he meeting will be held in Room 217 of
the Carolina Union and is open to all
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State Sen. McNeill Smith, candidate for the U.S. Senate, spoke
here Tuesday, calling his campaign "almost a crusade" to
unseat U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms. Staff photo by Fred Barbour.
On towing from fire lanes
Four residents file suit
By KEITH HOLLAR
Four Carrboro residents have filed a class-action suit challenging the
constitutionality of a town ordinance that allows the towing of cars from private
property that has been marked as a fire lane.
As a result, Chief District Court Judge Stanley Peele issued a temporary
restraining order M onday prohibiting the town from enforcing the ordinance until
the case can be heard.
If the ordinance is found to be unconstitutional, 193 persons whose cars have
been towed under the ordinance would "stand to recover damages just likethe four
plaintiffs," Dorothy Bernholz, Student Legal Services attorney, said Wednesday.
Violations generally have resulted in a $1 parking citation and a towing fee
ranging from $15 to $25, Police Chief John Blackwood said Tuesday.
The ordinance in question allows the fire chief to designate fire lanes and requires
the owner of the property to mark the lanes with yellow paint or a sign.
Fire lanes are marked in the parking lots of all the apartment complexes in
Carrboro, Carr Mill Mall and other shopping or business areas, Blackwood said.
Four residents of the Carolina Apartments - Robin Braxton, H. E. Douglas,
Joyce Garrett and Sonia Schiller - filed the suit, listing Mayor Ruth West, the six
aldermen, Town Manager Richard Knight, Blackwood and Fire Chief Robert
Swiger as defendants.
Although the ordinance was adopted by the Carrboro Board of Aldermen in
October 1976, Blackwood said the town did not begin tow ing until September, after
problems increased when University students had returned for the fall semester.
He said the problem is worst at the Carolina Apartments and the Old Well
Apartments. Blackwell said more than 100 cars for which there are no legal spaces
park every night at Carolina Apartments.
See SUIT on page 5.