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Copyright 1987 The Da7y Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 29
Friday, April 3,1937
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By BARBARA LINN
Question: "Who lived in Grimes,
Mangum, Manly and Rufjin res
idence halls in 1942?"
Answer: Naval Cadets
In a lifesize trivial pursuit game
Thursday afternoon, teams repre
senting Manly, Grimes, Mangum,
Ruffin, Graham and Stacy resi
dence halls answered questions
such as the one above about the
history of Olde Campus.
The game, held in the quad
between Mangum and Ruffin,
featured human pieces and a walk
around board. "Wedgies" were
represents by team members'
By MATT BIVENS
Hospitals will eventually have to
choose between turning away indi
gents or facing bankruptcy, said
William Donelan, chief operating
officer of Duke Medical Center.
Indigents, people who cannot pay
for their hospital services, place a
large financial burden on hospitals,
Donelan said. Traditionally, this
burden has been made up by charg
ing paying patients more for their
"What ends up happening is our
price structure is higher than it
normally would be," he said. "The
age-old phrase used to describe this
is 'price shifting.' "
Indigent care cost N.C. hospitals
about $242 million in 1985 alone,
most of which was shifted to paying
customers, said William Erwin,
director of public relations for the
N.C. Hospital Association.
Health insurance companies carry
the majority of this burden, Donelan
said, and some of these companies
have joined with other paying
customers to protest their subsidiz
ing of indigent care.
"If hospitals are to get no relief,
By LAURA PEARLMAN
A scandal of magnanimous pro
portions rocked the hamlet of
Chapel Hill Thursday. The court
case of Thomas Allan Poynter
Godfrey, Esq., a senior from Hamp
shire, England, was heard before the
Chapel Hill District Court in the
Franklin Street courthouse.
Surrounded by a group of ardent
supporters, Godfrey defended him
self before Judge Lowry Betts.
(iodfrey, a Morehead scholar,
explained to the judge that on Feb.
1 1 at about 2:35 a.m., he was
play gnairnt thrMa
colored party hats.
The members of the winning
team from Manly will receive a six
foot submarine sandwich, T-shirts
and various "partying gifts," Anne
Brown, a resident assistant in
Manly, said Thursday.
"Intense" was the word that the
team from Graham, which finished
a close second to Manly, used to
describe the competition.
Representatives from Grimes,
who had no party hats hence,
wedge pieces to their credit,
claimed that the game was corrupt.
"We were all drug-tested before we
came out here," said one team
care to jeopardy
Breakdown of Bill
Proposing Medicaid Expansion
Proposal Newly Covered
Prenatal care for women 9,520 women
up to federal poverty line 1 4,873 children
Coverage of elderly, blind, 131 ,050 people
disabled up to 75 percent
of federal poverty level
Unemployed family men 2,586 people
up to federal poverty level
Source: N.C Hospital Association
I'm sure that they will have to make
the decision (whether to turn people
away)," Erwin said.
Under the Hill-Burton Act
which is a federal law hospitals
cannot refuse to admit someone if
a payment plan can be worked out,
said Pam Silberman, a benefits
attorney for the N.C. Legal Services
Resource Center, and the chairwo
man of the N.C. Indigent Health
Care Study Commission.
Some hospitals effectively deny
treatment to poor people by charging
a "pre-admission deposit" of $1,000
scholar defends his 'chivalrous' actions in district court
escorting a group of inebriated
women home from a fraternity party.
While crossing South Columbia
Street near big fraternity court,
Godfrey noticed a car speeding
toward himself and the women.
When he held up his hand to stop
the car so that the group would have
time to cross the street, the car
stopped. A policeman emerged.
Godfrey found himself under
arrest for "standing in the middle of
the road, impeding the flow of
morning, a faction of
ardent Godfrey supporters, includ
Nothing matters to a man who says nothing matters. Lin Yutang
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Students participating in a life-size Trivial Pursuit game react to a
difficult question. Teams representing Olde Campus dormitories
competed in the game in the lower quad Thursday.
The trivia game was part of a
four-day Olde Campus event
entitled "Time Warp," organized
by the" Olde Campus staff of
"We're hoping to incorporate
area unity through fun and edu
cational activities," said Drew
Haynie, the resident assistant on
the first floor of Mangum.
Bulletin boards featuring the
history of Olde Campus and
various facts about the dormitories
have been posted in each Olde
Campus residence hall.
The schedule of events includes
a powderpuff football game to be
played Friday on the intramural
money would be shifted
from other programs
$15 million 1st year
$35 million 2nd year
$1.3 million per year
oi more, or by demanding the
payment of past bills before new
treatment will be offered, Silberman
"Generally, if (legal services) can
get involved, we can get people into
the hospital. The problem is that not
enough people come to us after being
denied," she said. "The people in low
income areas have certain percep
tions about hospitals. They have
heard about pre-admission deposits,
so they don't even try to get in (to
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ing three men and four women who
identified themselves as the Godfrey
Liberation Organization (GLO),
congregated on the front steps of the
courthouse at about 8:40 a.m. They
held signs reading "God is free, free
Godfrey," "Stand Up For Etiquette,"
"Support the GLO" and other catchy
When the defendant arrived, he
was greeted with chants of "Free
Godfrey." Before the trial, he de
scribed his strategy for his defense
as "submissiveness and apology."
Onlookers included bemused bus
inessmen struck by the GLO's
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fields from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The
women's dormitories will provide
the football teams, and the male
dormitories will provide the
Donations are being collected
for the Chapel Hill Ronald McDo
nald House, which will be built
"Time Warp" will conclude on
Saturday with a volleyball game,
balloon toss and tug-o-war in the
quad, as well as the championship
powderpuff football game at 2
p.m. on the IM fields. A Saturday
night luau in Morehead Cellar, in
the basement of Cobb Residence
Hall, will wrap up the event.
David Lynch, director of "Blue
enthusiasm, as well as a small boy
traveling in the passenger seat of a
large blue Mercedes.
If Godfrey was found guilty, he
would have had to pay a whopping
$45 fine, but as Hector Ingram, GLO
member and sophomore from Eng
land, said: "If he puts on a good
show, we'll help him pay for it."
Once inside the courtroom, the
criminal quelled his fears with
notions of bribing the judge. Godfrey
is employed by Procter and Gamble
as a traveling salesman, and he
hoped to use his position to offer
the judge a lifetime supply of
By JUSTIN McGUIRE
Student Government leaders have
proposed an amendment to Chapel
Hill's noise ordinance to satisfy both
the town and the University, Student
Body President Brian Bailey said
The amendment, written by Bailey
and his executive assistant Kevin
Martin, will be presented to the
Town Council during its regular
meeting April 13, Bailey said. Bailey
and Martin met with Chapel Hill
Mayor James Wallace Thursday to
present the amendment to him.
Bailey has met with Wallace
several times in the past two weeks
to discuss different approaches to
changing the noise ordinance. Also,
Bailey and Student Congress
Speaker Rob Friedman held an open
meeting last week to gather student
opinions about the noise ordinance.
Wallace told them he would show
tjie amendment to council members
before the meeting, Bailey said.
"That way they should be familiar
with it before it comes up for a vote,"
Bailey said that if the amendment
is passed, it would make three major
changes in the ordinance:
. B The maximum amount of
decibels allowed on-campus with a
permit would be raised from 75 to
80 Thursday through Saturday.
Now, the ordinance does not distin
guish between on- and off-campus
B The maximum amount of
decibels allowed without a permit
would be raised to 70 Thursday
through Saturday. The ordinance
now has no provisions for noise
levels when a permit is not obtained,
so the decibel limit is the same for
both weekdays and weekends: 60
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Velvet," speaks in Hamilton Hall
whatever Procter and Gamble pro
ducts the judge desired.
While waiting for his case to come
before the judge, Godfrey tried
furiously to cleanse from his left
hand a bar stamp left from the
previous night's adventures.
When his case was called, Godfrey
defended his actions thus: "I had had
a bit to drink, and I wasn't actually
in the middle of the road, but closer
to the stop light. The ladies were in
worse shape than I was, and it was
my chivalrous duty to help them
In the bantering that ensued, it
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decibels from 8 a.m to 1 1 p.m., and
50 decibels from 1 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
B The cutoff time for maximum
noise levels would extended from .
midnight to 2 a.m. Fridays and
Saturdays. Before the new ordi
nance, the cutoff time was 1 a.m.
The second proposed change, to
raise the decibel limit for any noise
without a permit, is one of the most
important parts of the amendment.
Bailey said. Before the new ordi
nance passed, he said, there was a
provision allowing 70 decibels with
out a permit on weekends.
By removing the 70-decibeI limit "
and making no regulations for noise
without a permit, Bailey said, the
ordinance established the same
maximum noise level for all days of
the week. This has caused complaints
about noise being spread throughout .
the week, rather than being concen
trated on weekends.
"I think both the town and the
students would rather have noise
concentrated on those three nights,"
Bailey said. "It (the provision) was
really well hidden. We didn realize
it for quite a while."
The amendment is a good com
promise because the town's main
problem is with the noise, and
student's main problem is with the
time, Bailey said.
"We feel like we're cutting our
noise by half, but getting longer
hours," he said. "By having longer,
quieter hours, it will satisfy the needs
of the students and the residents."
Wallace also suggested that Bailey
include a "sunset clause" stating that
the amendment will expire in one
year. The clause would stipulate that
the council would have to review the'
amendment before it amendment
expires. Director ;
By MARK FOLK
Film director David Lynch told
a standing-room-only crowd in
Hamilton Hall Thursday night that
he gets some of his brightest ideas,
while sitting in coffee shops drinking
"I like coffee shops because they
always make shakes with very thick
ice cream," Lynch said. "I donV
know why, but some of my best ideas
for movies have come while sitting
in coffee shops."
Lynch, whose appearance in
Chapel Hill was sponsored by the
Carolina Union Forum Committee,
is well-known for directing such
films as "Blue Velvet," "Eraserhead,"
"The Elephant Man" and "Dune."
Dressed casually in a white shirt
and black coat, Lynch began the
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came to light that the judge's wife
had been on the Morehead scholar
ship selection committee for the
candidates from England. Godfrey
was trapped. Bribing the judge was
out of the question.
The judge decided to waive the
fine if Godfrey would agree to pay
$40 in court fees. "Tremendous!" was
Emily Hodges, a sophomore GLO
member from Signal Mountain,
Tenn., said she was sorry Godfrey
had to go through such an ordeal
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