Thursday, July 23, K31 Cliapd Hill, North Carolina
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Lower prices ease
ight student budget
By RANDY WALKER
The basic law of supply and demand still works in
Chapel Hill as far as movies and records are concerned.
The Varsity Theater management discovered that when
it reduced admission to $1 for all shows at all times about
three months ago. "We're doing a lot more volume. Ifs
pretty radical," assistant manager David Harrison said.
In another recent policy switch, the Varsity started
showing second run movies instead of first run. Harrison
said second run films are a better deal for theater opera
tors." It was a marketing decision. We were getting bad
first runs; now we're getting good second runs."
The $1 admission started during the school year, and
is supposed to last indefinitely, Harrison said.
Harrison credits a business increase to better movies
as much as to the reduced admission. The movie's qual
ity, rather than its promotional budget, determines how
much money it makes, he said.
In addition to the increased ticket sales, the Varsity
has been making more money from concessions, Harri
Theaters charging a $1 admission are pretty rare,
Harrison said. "The only other one in North Carolina I
know of is owned by this corporation. Ifs in Charlotte"
At the Carolina Theater on the other side of Franklin
Street, the cheapest shows are the $2 bargain matinees,
Monday through Friday, every day until 6 p.m. But as
manager John Hartley said, "Basically, you never have
to pay more than $2.25 with the reduced tickets available
at the Union desk.
"The Varsity hasn't directly affected us with their $1
policy," he said. "They have been showing what would
normally be a late show for us." The Carolina usually
plays first run pictures.
"We'll have our peaks, (but) with everything we do, we
tend to be quite stable, even in the summer," he said.
"The lack of students is somewhatoffset by the big pic
tures that come out in the summer."
The Ram Theaters in NCNB Plaza offer $1.50 mati
nees Saturday and Sunday until 5:30 p.m. Every Tuesday
admission is $1.50. The Ram also sells $2 discount tick
ets in lots of 100 to organizations.
Chczp movhs cffcr brcko students a rcbzio
"It has to be a group," manager Stan Miller said. "A
fraternity or sorority could buy 'em."
For the ultimate in audio discount, go to the Fair Ex
change in Carrboro. They will take records in a 2 for 1
trade or will pay cash for them. Records must be saleable
and in good condition. The Exchange has a three-day re
turn policy on all discs it sells f rom $1.50 up.
Also in the discount record department, the two neigh
boring record shops on Franklin Street differ in their pric
ing policies. :
"My philosophy is (that) our records are on safe all the
time" says Dave Giles, owner of Big Shot Records. "All
$8.98 lists are $5.99. We price according to list."
Big Shot Records also accepts old records as a trade-in
for new. . . '
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By JOHN HINTON
U.S. District Judge Franklin T. Dupree's approval of the
settlement between UNC and the U.S. Department of Edu
cation could touch off a new legal battle between the N AACP
Legal Defense Fund and the federal government -
Dupree signed the consent decree last week, ending the
11-year-old dispute between the UNC 16-campus system and
the U.S. Department of Education (formerly U.S. Department
of Health, Education and Welfare).
Dupree wrote in an eight-page memorandum that the con
sent decree was "fair, reasonable and adequate, and it should
be given a chance to work."
Joseph L. Rauh Jr.,' the principal attorney for the NAACP
Legal Defense Fund, called the approval a "travesty of fed
eral judicial procedure" and said the defense fund would seek
the U.S. Court of'Appeals for the District of Columbia to de
clare U.S. Education Secretary Terrell H. Bell's actions illegal.
Dupree delayed ruling on the consent decree presented in
his court by UNC and Justice Department lawyers so he could
. consider a memorandum opposing the plan submitted by the
NAACP Defense Fund. Dupree's court was the third federal
court to rule against the defense fund. No hearing has been
scheduled for the defense fund's appeal.
William C. Friday, President of the UNC system, said he
hopes Dupree's approval will bring an end to the judicial
process. "We think it will bring us right into compliance with
; Title VI. of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
"We are now in a position to start its implementation and
oversee it," Friday said. The desegregation case has cost the
state about $1.5 mil I ion, he said. ,
The settlement, approved last month by the Board of Gov
ernors, outlined the establishment of 29 graduate and under
graduate programs at the University's five predominately
black schools and set desegregation goals for the 16 campuses.
, Raymond H. Dawson, vice president for academic affairs
at the University, said he respected Judge Dupree's decision
and that the BOG could get to work carrying out the plan.
See DECREE on. page 2
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i hrill concert plans underway
By ANN PETERS
Although spring is more than eight months
away, Student Government is planning ahead.
Bert Johnson, former Chapel Thrill Commit
tee chairman, has prepared a preliminary
budget for the 1932 Chapel Thrill outdoor
concert which has been reviewed by Student
Body President Scott Norberg and the current
Chapel Thrill Committee Chairman, Wes
Norberg said he had completed a rough
draft of the concert's operating procedures,
the organizationcf the Chapel Thrill Com
mittee and the responsibilities of the president
the committee chairman and the Campus
The concert is planned for-April 24, 1532,
but final approval must come from the Uni
"When you're dealing with $120,000 to
. $1 of student fees, I believe this kind
of thorough advanced planning should be
expected Norberg ia" J. The tentative bud
C.t includes expenses for travel, concessions,
promoter fees ar.d the cost of the band or
bands. ' ,- .
" Nocfeerj said it was very important to work
closely with Vice Chancellor of Student Af
fairs Donald Boulton, and said he believed
the concert would be approved.
Boulton expressed approval for the plans
to begin work on Chapel Thrill early this year.
"If we do our planning, then we can pull off
something that works," he said.
"Chapel Thrill is one thing Student Govern
ment can do that will reach all students,"
Norberg said. "Each and. every person on
campus will be interested in it Student Gov
ernment has $120,000 surplus and I think it's
just not riht that it would be put somewhere
and not go to the benefit of students."
Chapel Thrill Committee Chairman Wright
had been on the technical crew for the 1 SCO
concert and on the grounds crew for the 1 S31
concert which never materialized. Wright said
he was disappointed about last year's concert
but was hopeful that the administration would
approve a concert for this jprinj.
"This far advanced planning will akJ us a
let in z'-'-'Z the pre-concert organization."
ha said., "We've mada censurable headway
this far in advance."
. Norberg said this planning provided plenty,
of time to iron out posslbl? problems. Cut he
said if the committee could net tw'gmiit a
cood show, he would not risk te money.