r-1 The test of David There's a 50 percent chance of rain today. Winds gusty with highs in the 80s. Clearing Friday. ! f ! So you noticed Yes, -the headline type is different. Our headline machine broke late Tuesday night, was fixed Wednesday and broke again. Bear with us. y rr-A i i I V C ! f "AO r f I r i t l ! I V I Serving the students and the University community since 1893 Volume 87, Issue No Thursday, September 6, 1979, ChspsI Hill, florth Carolina Nmrb'S port Art 833-0245 BustfunaAdvcrtltins 933-1163 Carolina :ets soaice (ul flim ffl i n x (Q) frinu If (Til lc(2 may my mnmor m 1 1 77. 11 " 1 Church WASHINGTON (AP) The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday that the SALT II treaty will not be ratified as long as Soviet troops remain in Cuba. "There is no likelihood whatever the -Senate would ratify . ' "3 the SALT treaty as long as Russian combat troops remain stationed in Cuba," Sen. Frank Church said after a day of closed-door briefings with Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and CIA D.irector Stansfield Turner. Earlier, Vance said the Carter administration "will not be satisfied with maintenance of the status quo" in Cuba, where the administration estimates there are about 3,000 Soviet troops. In a carefully worded statement at a news conference, Vance did not rule out the possibility that SALT II would be held hostage unless the combat capability of the Soviet troops in Cuba is eliminated. . He said he had asked Soviet ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin to return as soon as possible from home leave for serious discussions on the .subject. Church had suspended Foreign Relations Committee hearings on SALT . on Wednesday to give the panel time to hear testimony about the Cuban situation, but he said hearings would resume Thursday. Although the Idaho Democrat insisted that Soviet troops must be pulled out of Cuba, he" said, "We must give the government the full opportunity to talk this out , with the Russians. It's unproductive to speak in terms of ultimata at this time." Sen. Jacob Javits of New York, senior Republican on the committee, disagreed with Church's statement that the treaty will not be ratified unless the Soviets leave Cuba, saying such "predictions could be very hazardous." Before the session with Vance, Church stressed his opposition to linking ratification of the pact to Soviet actions on other issues. But, he said, "This particular action comes so close to home that unless the matter is corrected in a manner that is acceptable to the United States, then I would think it would prove impossible to prevent the two from being linked as the Senate takes up the treaty." "The time has come to draw the line," said Sen. Richard Stone, D-Fla. "The place to draw the line is Cuba." He said the administration should notify the Soviets that "all our relations are at risk" and that the Russian troops "must leave." President Carter met for about 90 minutes Wednesday with the National Security Council to discuss the Cuban situation. A White House official, who asked that he not be named, said Carter was presented with council recommendations about action he could take if the status of the Soviet troops does not change. Vance indicated that the United States will not ask for the removal, of the Soviet personnel from the island. He said the exact action the United States will seek would in part determined by Soviet responses to questions about the mission of the troops and their basing. Asked whether the problem should affect .ratification of the strategic arms limitations treaty, Vance did not give the usual administration response that the treaty should be judged independently of Soviet activities elsewhere. "SALT a matter of fundamental importance.; -1 think that hearings on SALT should proceed. However, we will be keeping in close touch with the Senate committee ," he said. s Braving the rains to chat with friends David only dampened people, not spirits By RENEE McRARY Staff Writer The remnants of Hurricane David swept heavy rain and 40 mph winds into the area Wednesday, but the bad weather should move out by this afternoon, a ' National Weather Service spokesman said. Meteorologist John Valentine said 2A inches of rain fell at Raleigh-Durham Airport Wednesday and he had heard reports of up to 4 inches of rainfall in the Triangle area. Flash flood, watches across the state were discontinued at 4 p.m. Wednesday, he said. University Lake rose 34 inches between Tuesday and Wednesday and stood at 1 1 inches over the dam at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Karyl Walls, administrative , secretary for the Orange Water and Sewer Authority, said. The lake's water level is "certainly nothing to worry about," Doug Terry, superintendent of water supply and treatment at OW ASA, said. Terry said he had "seen it go higher than that, up to 15 or 16 inches," over the dam. Terry said the lake is rising more slowly now. Horace Williams Airport and Raleigh-Durham Airport reported few weather-related problems. Onle one plane landed at Horace Williams Airport Wednesday, but Airport Manager Richard Fahrer .said planes usually do not use the airport during rainy weather. All incoming planes landed safely at Raleigh Durham Airport, Anthony Logue, deputy chief controller, said. "Most people are smart enough to leave the little planes home," Logue said. - Although no heavy flooding occurred and no bridges were reported washed out Wednesday, a spokesman for the Chapel Hill Police Department said police were keeping watch on areas that flood often, including the East gate Mall parking lot and the area around Fowler's Food Store downtown. The storm caused a few scattered electrical outages yesterday, but a Duke Power Co. spokesman said no significant damage to power lines was expected in Chapel Hill. . Some damage on campus may occur later, when water seeps into the basements of buildings. Officer William Bowden of University Police said. Orange County Schools closed an hour early Wednesday so buses could leave early, a spokesman for the school system said. There were no traffic accidents directly related to the weather in Chapel Hill, police Lt. Bucky Simmons said. David now. tropical storm The Associated Press David, the mighty hurricane that carved a path of death and destruction across the Caribbean last weekend, lost much of its punch and was downgraded to a tropical storm Wednesday as it swept across the Piedmont section of the Carolinas . . The storm, which moved inland north of Savannah, Ga., late Tuesday after rumbling up the coast of Florida and Georgia, dumped heavy rains on North Carolina and South Carolina. It was accompanied by a few squalls with wind gusts up to 60 mph. A flash-flood watch was issued for the Piedmont and western portions of North Carolina. Eight inches of rain was reported during a 1 2-hour period at Elizabeth City in the northeastern part of the state and four inches of rain was reported in many other areas. ' I "It's just a routine rainy day," said Phil Bryan, an administrative assistant with the Charlotte police. "We have a lot of rain and a little wind. There are just a few more accidents than normal and some minor flooding." Bryan said about 4,000 of Charlotte's some 340,000 residents were without power Wednesday morning. School children in some areas sat in dark classrooms, but Charlotte officials did not cancel classes. Three deaths were blamed on the storm Tuesday, including two French students who went swimming in high tides off Brunswick, Ga.' after the hurricane passed, and an 18-year-old youth whose car ran off a South Carolina highway in driving rains near Charleston. - At 6 p.m. EDT Wednesday, the storm was centered near See DAVID on page 5 -A I '"V :- , f - t Some looked like czmpus ghosts ...others just looked wet ! 4 iff i f f ! I i A 4 yvrw.yrfv'" c'v-.v.wi.v.Nviwr.vry.w...tv.-.vlf..w,rww.-...M...w Carolina men's soccer team boosted its record to 19-0 after defeating Belmont Abbey 8-0 Wednesday. See story on page 8. DTHWiil Owens Rejects land purchase GomiucII approves boimdl reffeireimdla By ANNE MARIE DOWNEY Staff Writer The Chapel Hill Town Council Tuesday approved more than $3 million in bond referenda for the Nov. 6 election but rejected a $300,000 bond referendum for the purchase of "open space land" after two hours of heated debate. The council approved a $2.6 million referendum on downtown parking facilities and a $450,000 referendum for the construction of a fire station at the interstion of Weaver Dairy Road and N.C. 86. v The council had been expected to approve the open space referendum and reaffirm its July 23 decision to put it on the November ballot. But wording of the referendum has stirred up controversy, and several council members openly argued about the referendum during the meeting. The council struck down the proposed land bond referendum by a 5-4 vote. The idea of purchasing 60 acres of land for use as open space or "greenbelt" areas was first discussed in May when several residents of. Ephesus Church Road said they opposed construction of a subdivision on 10 acres of land in the area. The council then approved council, member Ed Vickery's proposal to investigate the possibility of buying the land for open space. But a mayor's task force set up to look into the possibility came before the council on May 29 with an expanded proposal to Buy 60 acres of land in the Bolin and Booker Creek area. On July 9 the council passed a resolution in support of a $300,000 bond referendum for the purchase of the 60 acres. But on the advice of attorneys, the council revised this stance and changed the bond referendum to a broader one that did not specify what land was to be purchased. The revised referendum proposal was the focus of the conflict among the council members Tuesday night. The council was split into two groups: those who felt the referendum should specify the land involved and those who said an open space bond referendum was necessary but should be left open-ended. After listening to residents' comments in a public hearing, the council began an angry debate that ended in the defeat of the proposed referendum. Council member Gerry Cohen said while he supported the purchase of open space land, he could not support the bond referendum as long as it remained tied to the specific land. He said he felt the July 9 resolution would obligate the council to spend the money on the specific land, and moved that the council rescind its resolution. See ISSUES on page 5 Es dorrm rent based, on space or servue Residents must pay in full; officials deny turning profit By MARTHA WAGGONER Staff W riter Although tripled or quadrupled dormitory rooms bring in more rent than rooms housing two people, University officials said Wednesday no profit is being made from overcrowding dorm residents. ' University Housing charges each person in a tripled or quadrupled room the full rent for the period preceding Oct. 1. If the room is still tripled or quadrupled after Oct. 1, a 20 percent rent rebate is given to each resident for the time spent in the room after that date. Student .Body President J.B. Kelly questioned this policy last week, saying the University receives 150 percent of the normal rent until Oct. 1 and 120 percent for the rest of the semester. But Donald A. Boulton, vice chancellor for student affairs, said Wednesday the extra money pays for services the dorm residents would use regardless of which room they live in. "We're not in the business of penalizing people," Boulton said. "The triple is a resident of the hall and uses many of the services there such as counseling, facilities and the beds. We're assessing all the costs that have to be paid." The office of Student Affairs has asked the housing department to prepare statistics on how much it costs to triple students in dorm rooms and how much of a refund would be possible, Boulton said. Some of the figures should be ready today. Housing Director James D. Condie said. Many of the costs of tripling will not be known until the end of the semester, however, Condie said. Some costs, such as the time resident assistants spend working with students living in triples, cannot be assessed, he said. By law, state-supported university dormitories cannot operate at a loss, Boulton said. The UNC housing system is expected to lose $100,000 this year, and that money must be replaced from housing department reserves, he said. Any excess money left in the housing budget is used to improve dorms and hold down rent increases, Condie said. As many as 1,072 freshmen had been tripled or quadrupled at the first of the semester. Housing department officials -said Wednesday that 280 rooms more than 800 students were still tripled or quadrupled. Condie had said earlier that some tripling may continue until January. But the overcrowded conditions are not as bad as some people may think. Boulton said. As an undergraduate, he lived in a room with three other students, he said. "We had two sets of bunk beds, two dressers, two desks and each student had a foot locker," Boulton said. "In the last seven years we've become a 'victim of what we want to provide and of what students have come to expect. Overcrowding is partly in the mind of what they expect." Crowded students adjust, complain about rent rates By MARTHA WAGGONER Suff Writer - Learning to live with a roommate is a standard part of life for all college freshmen but more than 800 UNC 'It? r r 7 J J 4 r J U Overcrowding Is pertly in this mind ...of what they expect Boulton freshmen have pulled double duty this fall. They are the victims of a campus housing crunch which has seen as many as 1,072 students living three or four to a room in recent weeks. The adjustment hasn't been easy for many freshmen who live day to day not knowing when the housing department will move them into permanent housing starting the meet-the-roommate game all over again. "I'm going ahead just like this is my room," said Wendy Sexton, the temporary roommate in 306 Joyner.Tm going to make the best of it while lrm over here. Wendy said she bought a Morehead Confederation T-ihirt, even though she doubts she will be living in that area when her permanent assignment comes in. Paula Whitener, one of Wendy's roommates, said she wouldn't mind keeping the room a triple, but the had heard that policy is no longer allowed, "We get along real well. she said. Paula would like to sec the rebate policy (a rebate of 20 percent after Oct. I ) changed, however. "If it's a triple for a whole semester, they should divide two room rents among three people," she said. The other roommate in 306 Joyncr, Susan Lee, said she knows that living in a triple could be rough. "If you have a roommate you don't get along with, it could be extremely difficult." the said. John Rich, the third man in 1 1 5 Lewis, said a larger rebate should he given for tripled students. "They shouldn't make money off their shortages." he said. "Two rents should be divided among three people unless they can prove three of us here is costing more, which I don't think its is." Rich said he was upvet when he first found out he would be tripled. "I knew I'd get settled in and have to move out," he said. "Now I'm perfectly happy right here I don't want to move to South Campus because I feel a lot closer to people here." But he does not think it wilt be a scriou disadvantage when he move into a new dorm. Rich's roommate, John Kennedy, wkl he was mad when he fir ft found out he would be living with two other people. "I figured I'd be paying for a double room that had three people in it," he jid. But life in a triple hat not been av bad a he expected. "It gets kind of cramped, but you learn how to get along." he -iid. Keith Butler, the other permanent resident of 1 15 Lew it, taiJ he wa a Ltt!e mad when he tint learned he would t Jiving with two other people. ItdfUf i'wst the ubuie svitern should be changed. They vhoulJ Hart it right away and each week, give ech person a triple back to much money." he said.

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