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Copyright 1983 The Daily Tar Heel. All rights reserved.
Volume 91, Issue 72
Wednesday, October 12, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Just a blur
Students trying to escape the light rain Tuesday appeared as just a blur at least from this view point. The rain wasn't
very much, and it certainly wasn't enough to make a difference in the current water shortage being experienced in the
area. Nevertheless, it was enough to drive most people indoors for the day, forcing those who had to venture out of
doors to bring along an umbrella or raincoat.
OW ASA to hold hearing
to consider moratorium
By TRACY ADAMS
The Orange Water and Sewer Authori
ty will hold a public hearing tonight to
consider a moratorium on water system
The moratorium is just one of the
alternatives that OWASA is considering
as a solution to the area's water shortage.
OWASA imposed mandatory conserva
tion measures on Sept. 6 when the level at
University Lake dropped to 48 inches
Pat Davis, an OWASA spokesman,
said other alternatives being considered
are' developing a ground-water- supply,
obtaining water from adjacent communi
ties, revising existing water restrictions
and examining pricing alternatives.
Davis said he did not see any problem
with the moratorium. He added that
courts have upheld similar actions when
By KAREN COTTEN
Underground houses, solar-heated
homes and dome-shaped architecture?
No, this isn't the newest location for Star
Wars IV. It's a planned community
located on Turkey Farm Road right here
in Orange County.
About 16 families are a part of this dif
ferent neighborhood, and at least four of
the families include someone who teaches
David Rogers, a UNC professor of
psychology who lives in the community,
explained that the neighborhood is not a
commune. "We're half-in-between," he
said, "blending privacy with a close com
This half-in-between neighborhood is a
pretty nice package. Each family owns a
little more than an acre of personal pro
perty. That land is theirs to do with
whatever they please build on it, or sell
it, or merely drive by on Sundays and
show it off to relatives.
The rest of the land surrounding the
community is termed common land. This
60 to 70 acres is for the use of all the in
habitants who are part of the planned
The common land is divided for all sorts
uses: farming and gardening, basketball
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an agency proved it did not have the
capability to provide the service. If the
decision to prohibit additional service is
rational and reasonable, the courts will
uphold it on a temporary basis, Davis
"We are just getting input, and this
doesn't mean that we will impose the
moratorium," Davis said. "It has been
suggested as one possible way to conserve
While OWASA is looking at several v
other options, local government . bodies
favor the moratorium. On Sept. 26 the
Chapel Hill Town Council requested that
OWASA adopt the moratorium under
the stipulation that the town and
OWASA work together to balance the
demand for water with the existing supp
ly. The Town Council will not attend the
hearing as a group, but council member
Winston Broadfoot said that OWASA
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This house is part of a planned community on Turkey Farm Road. The
neighborhood blends privacy with close contast-with neighbors.
and volleyball courts, orchards and ponds.
There are community play areas, com
munity gardens and swimming pools, even
a community shed where repair work can
The system seems to be working well.
Each month, all families are invited to at
tend a meeting. Everyone looks at the
budget for that month and decides what
things need to be taken care of. There are
maintenance funds and committees of all
kinds. The newest committee was formed
to begin building walkways which would
join the homes together.
Rogers said that more neighborhoods
might be tempted to try this set-up, but
most cities and communities are under
strict building codes. Rogers' neighbor
hood is not under such restrictions.
The Rogers live in an underground
house. If they had attempted to build this
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was aware of what the council wanted.
Broadfoot said that the temporary
moratorium would not ease the problem.
He favors a moratorium until the reser
voir capacity is increased.
""What they're (OWASA) talking
about is a bandage, and I'm talking about
major surgery," Broadfoot said.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen was
scheduled to vote Tuesday night on a
resolution favoring the moratorium.
Alderman John Boone said he expected
the resolution to be passed based on com
ments from aldermen at the work session.
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would have been required to build so
much square footage above ground. .
Commenting on the advantages of his
underground abode, Rogers said that it
totally eliminated the need for air condi
tioning and heating. "The earth's tem
perature remains constant, somewhere
around the upper 60s, and the house's
temperature stays fairly consistent with the
earth around it," he said.
As for finding a builder who had the
eyes and skill of a mole to build it for
them, Rogers says that was no problem.
"You simply run the risk of having no one
there to help you with it, at least no one
with much experience.- Underground
homes just aren't that common .yet."
As for advantages over so-called normal
neighborhoods, Rogers said the neighbors
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BSM angered by loss of Uperido
By MARK STINNEFORD
Black Student Movement President Sherrod Banks said Tues
day that he fears the BSM is being left behind in the renovation of
Since 1972, the BSM has had nearly exclusive control of the
Upendo Lounge on the first floor of Chase. But, the BSM will be
forced to vacate Upendo in May when construction is expected to
begin on a new cafeteria to be located on the ground floor.
"We use Upendo extensively weekly, monthly and yeacly,"
Banks said at a news conference. "Upendo is vital to the opera
tions of the BSM. We call it home."
The BSM will have priority in the use of meeting rooms in a
new South Campus Union to open on the second floor of Chase
in late November, Union Director Howard Henry has said.
Banks said he is unsatisifed with the arrangement.
"We will have an ambiguous term such as 'priority' to rely on
for the existence of the BSM. It's ridiculous," he said. "Priority
means nothing to us."
The BSM uses Upendo almost daily for various committee
meetings as well as rehearsals for its subgroups, the BSM Ebony
Readers, the BSM Gospel Choir, the BSM Opeyo Dancers and
the BSM Pep Club, Banks said. Black Greek organizations use
the lounge for weekly fund-raising events, he said.
Scheduling of events in Upendo is coordinated by Marcellas
Smith, a BSM Central Committee member, Banks said. The BSM
should be given similar control over scheduling in a 200-seat
meeting room planned for the Chase Union, he said.
"We want a new facility," he said. "It doesn't matter a whole
lot where it is."
Because the Chase Union is intended for the use of all students,
the BSM probably won't have the same control over meeting
areas it enjoyed in Upendo, Union President Lucia Halpern said
Tuesday. A committee, consisting of members of the BSM and
the Union Board of Directors, had been organized to work out a
priority system for BSM use of the facility, she said.
Birthday celebration has rich tradition
. By KATE COOPER
Today's celebration of University Day
marks the 190th birthday of UNC. The
speakers have changed from year to year,
but the day has always been celebrated
with pomp and pageantry.
Classes are canceled today from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m.
The celebration of University Day had
its beginnings in September 1877. UNC
President Kemp Battle had asked Gov.
Zebulon Vance to make a motion for the
celebration. The secretary recorded that
"it was ordered that the anniversary of
the day on which the cornerstone of the
University was laid be made a college
holiday to be observed with appropriate
ceremonies under the direction of the
The First celebration on Oct. 12r 1877,
was in Gerrard Hall. Town women and
students decorated the hall with pine
ropes and fall flowers. Battle spoke on
the chartering of the University and the
laying of the cornerstone of Old East.
In 1930, University Day was held
under the Davie Poplar with President
Frank Porter Graham presiding, l he
.speaker was R.R. Williams of Asheville,
who had toured the state soliciting
r our aorms
o remain open
By HEIDI OWEN
University housing officials announced
Tuesday that South Campus residence
halls will be open during Fall Break.
UNC dormitory residents remaining at
the University during Fall Break can stay
at Morrison, Hinton James, Ehringhaus
and Craige, University housing Director
Wayne Kuncl said in a memorandum dis
tributed at a Residence Advisory Board
Officials reached the decision after re
ceiving about a dozen requests from stu
dents, said James Ptaszynski, assistant
director of University housing.
South Campus students who plan to
stay on campus during Fall Break must
sign up at their area director's office by 5
p.m. Monday, the memorandum stated.
North Campus residents can get a room
during Fall Break by signing up with a
South Campus AD office.
Students can take a chance at obtaining
a space in lounges at Craige Residence
Hall. These spaces will be available on a
Students staying in the dormitories will
be charged a $16 interim rent, or $4 per
Kuncl had said earlier that dormitories
would be closed during the four-day Fall
Break. In past years, residence halls had
remained open during the break because
the football team needed a place to stay
for holiday games and housing felt dor
mitory openings should be consistent
money for new dormitories because there
were inadequate facilities on campus.
In his speech, Williams gave a history
of the University and stressed that "more
than once, UNC has had to carry on
In 1949, University Day included a re
enactment by the Carolina Playmakers
of the laying of the cornerstone of Old
East dormitory. Old East residents hand
ed out programs and wore blue and
white cards with the words "Old East
1793 to 1949." The celebration lasted 30
minutes with approximately 3,000 people
In 1953, the ceremony was held in
front, of South Building. Classes were
canceled from 10 a.m. to noon. In his
speech, Chancellor Robert B. House said
"The outlook appears bright for con
tinued steady progress at the
University." Everyone moved to the
Davie Poplar for the benediction and to
sing "Hark the Sound."
U.S. President John F. Kennedy
spoke in Kenan Stadium on University
Day in 1961. Before a crowd of approx
imately 32,000, he made an appeal to
educated men and women to provide in
tellectual and political leadership for the
across campus. There is no football game
this year during Fall Break.
When the closing was announced this
year, several students conwlained to
housing. Residence Hall Association
President Mark Dalton said that the
openings depended on students letting
Kuncl know they wanted to remain in the
dormitories during break.
"We came up with this plan basically
because we're developmental and
humanistic people and we're making
every effort to accommodate students,"
Kuncl also said in the memorandum
that the opening of the dormitories dur
ing Fall Break last year was neither
necessary nor safe. Last year, UNC
played Wake Forest in Winston-Salem
during the vacation.
"In many cases there were only two or
three students in an entire hall thereby
making the students feel isolated and
vulnerable," Kuncl said in the memo
randum. The South Campus buildings will be
locked 24 hours a day, and students will
have to enter via a desk attendant during
specified hours. The University police will
unlock doors for those entering at other
The costs of keeping residence halls
open were also an issue. "We were told by
many students that they felt their room
rents could be put to better use than
operating 29 halls," Kuncl said in the
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"The BSM and the Union need to sit dowrr and make sure that
there is some sort of exchange that the BSM is not left out in
Banks said the BSM, black Greek organizations and South
Campus residence halls have yet to be consulted about the
changes at Chase.
George Perry, president of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, said the
University adrninistration had not leveled with students about the
It's ridiculous. Priority means nothing
to us. '
"Things are being pulled over the black population's eyes in
regard to the South Campus Union," Perry said.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Donald Boulton said the
BSM and other black organizations would play a vital role in
planning the use of the Chase Union. The renovations will ben-Tit
the organizations, especially in terms of expanded space, he said.
"A lot of concerns will be done away with when the (BSM
Union) committee starts meeting," Boulton said. "I assure you
we are not taking things away (from the BSM). We're going to do
things in a better way."
Mike Vandenbergh, who was student body president when the
renovation plan was approved, said Tuesday his support for the
project was based on a verbal commitment from Boulton that
space would be made available for the BSM. No specific
guarantees were made concerning who would maintain or control
the space, he said.
"The commitment I received was that a room would be made
availale to the BSM in the same way Upendo is now,"
Vandenbergh said in a telephone interview from Raleigh.
In 1969, the completion and dedica
tion of the Carolina Union, Student
Stores and Undergraduate Library were
celebrated on University Day.
Sen. Sam Ervin spoke on University
Day in 1973. He told the audience in
Memorial Hall that the mission of the
University was "to diffuse light and pro
This year's University Day begins with
the academic procession from the Old
Well to Memorial Hall at 10:40 a.m. The
convocation will begin at 1 1 a.m. in
Memorial Hall. The Distinguished
Alumni Awards will be presented and the
Men's and Women's Glee Clubs,
Carolina Choir and Chamber Singers
will perform. It will be followed by a
birthday party in the Pit sponsored by
At 1:30 p.m., astronaut William
Thornton will speak and show a film in
the Morehead Planetarium. At 3 p.m.,
he will speak in Hamilton 100 and return
the flag which was carried with him on
the space shuttle Challenger. At 4 p.m.,
rare book scholar" Fred Schreiber will
speak on the Estienne rare book collec
tion in 209 Manning. At 9 p.m. Thorn
ton will speak again and show a film at
the Morehead Planetarium. ,