The East Carolinian, March 3, 1983

Blast Kills One Student, Injures 12
From Siaff �nd � uc Rtpom
A pre-dawn explosion Wednesday at the
Village Green apartment complex left one ECU
student dead and 12 injured, one critically.
Officials on the scene speculated that the ex-
plosion, which occurred at about 5:45 a.m
was caused when a liquid propane gas tank, us-
ed to fuel dryers in a basement laundry room,
ignited and exploded.
ECU drama student David Martin, 21, of
Raleigh, was killed instantly, and six ECU
students have been admitted to Pitt County
Memorial Hospital. Martin's body was found
in the complex's swimming pool.
One resident, ECU business student Richard
Seabolt, is listed in critical condition after
undergoing surgery' for head and liver injuries.
Seabolt was Martin's roomate.
Students Michael Strother, Alan Wilkins,
Gary Elliot and Hank Redicker are listed in
stable condition. Scott Cumby is in guarded
condition. John Filton, Anna Watts, William
Chadwick, Cynthia Smith, Melanie Tetterton
and David Tetter were treated and released.
The blast destroyed 10 apartments in the
complex that rents 75 percent of its space to
ECU students.
Debris was scattered over a 300-square-yard
area, with pieces of clothing and insulation
hanging from nearby trees. According to one of
the first people on the scene, one girl was ac-
tually blown into a tree.
Many of the injured were trapped for up to
three hours under mountains of debris.
Several ECU students who lived in the com-
plex assisted in helping the injured. Greenville
Rescue Squad members and police arrived 10 to
15 minutes after the blast. Joe Calder, director
of ECU Public Safety, also arrived at Village
Green early.
Rescue efforts were hampered by darkness
and high concentrations of gas in the at-
"I thought it was either a bomb or a tor-
nado said ECU geology student Rick Mur-
ray. "We got up and ran downstairs as fast as
we could. We saw two girls, one standing and
one laying down. They were on the third floor
but it was supposed to be where the second
floor was Murray and his roomate Stuart
Sloan climbed up the side of a collapsed roof
and carried the women to safety.
Both Murray and his roomate Sloan claimed
they could smell gas as they walked through the
rubble. Sloan said that gas "was always a con-
cern, but we were more concerned about getting
people out as quickly as possible. We could
hear people screaming from underneath (the
rubble). That's what was so bad, you could
hear them screaming but you couldn't get to
them to help
Murray and Sloan, who have lived at Village
Green since May, seemed convinced that gas
caused the blast. The dryers in the laundry
room of the apartment complex were run by
As the day wore on, residents joined close to
100 rescue workers in an effort to remove the
debris. The workers carefully picked through
the rubble in case more people were buried
under the debris.
Special equipment, including a large crane,
was used to clear the debris as quickly as possi-
ble to free those who were trapped. Large
blocks of concrete and twisted metal were scat-
tered everywhere. Electric saws were used to cut
through the walls, floors and ceilings. The last
injured person was freed at about 9 a.m.
Greenville Fire Rescue Department Chief
Jenness Allen supervised most of the rescue
operations. Allen speculated that the explosion
was caused by gas, but he was uncertain as to
what caused and ignited the blast. Allen said he
was certain all people in the building had been
accounted for by noon.
Allen praised his staff for their efforts. "I
was just totally overwhelmed by the way my
men handled it Allen said. "We had the men
on the job and did what was expected Allen
said there were 60 workers on the scene within
30 minutes of the explosion.
Allen said that additional rescue units from
Winterville, Eastern Pines and Farmville came
to the blast scene to aid the three units from
Greenville Fire Marshall Jerr McLawhorn
agreed with Allen that the blast was probably
caused from a gas explosionOur speculation
�he iEaat Carolinian
Serving the East Carolina campus community since 1925
Vol.57 No.4
Thursday, March 3, 1983
Greenville, N.C.
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Circulation 10,000
Residents Try To Pick Up Pieces
Explosion Devastates A rea
Volunteers as well as residents helped rescue units in clean up and salvage
efforts at the Village Green Apartments explosion yesterday. V ictims of
the blast found most of their belongings destroyed in the early morning
Sufi Writer
Three hours after the explosion,
several groups of students could
be seen carrying their belongings
to waiting cars. Dozens of others
just stood and stared as lines of
rescue workers and volunteers dug
through the rubble searching for
additional bodies.
By 10 a.m reporters were clim-
bing through the rubble attemp-
ting to get interviews with rescue
workers, city officials and apart-
ment residents. One Village Green
resident after another recounted
the details of the alleged gas ex-
plosion that killed one ECU stu-
dent and injured at least a dozen
Everywhere you walked the
ground was littered with the per-
sonal effects of the people who
only hours before were soundly
asleep in their beds. Text books,
picture frames, articles of clothing
and mangled bicycles and ap-
pliances were strewn everywhere.
Several helicopters from out-of-
town television stations hovered
overhead, filming the disaster.
Pieces of clothing hung from the
limbs of trees several hundred feet
away. Gauze bandages stained
with blood could be seen on the
Rick Murray, an ECU geology
student, was one of the first peo-
ple on the scene after the blast. He
and his roommate, Stuart Sloan,
assisted several injured people.
Both Murray's and Sloan's
parents had already arrived from
out of town as had dozens of
other concerned parents who had
heard the news of the explosion
from early morning news reports.
Murray was patiently telling
and re-telling reporters his ac-
count of what had happened, of
how he had lifted the body of
ECU student David Martin out of
the complex's swimming pool.
Martin's body had been blown
�bout 50 feet from the force of the
explosion and landed in the pool.
The magnitude of the explosion
and the subsequent damage to the
complex made people on the scene
wonder how so many people had
survived. "We were the luckiest
ones said industrial technology
student Jim Gaskill. "We're
Gaskill, 20, was asleep when the
explosion occured in his building.
"I thought I was having a
nightmare heard a huge, huge
explosion (and) the bed fell about
10 feet to the floor below us. Both
Gaskill and his girlfriend, Leslie
Harrell, realized that their floor
had collapsed. The floor trapped
the women in the apartment
below them.
"I just woke up and felt
everything falling on me Harrel
said. "I thought I was dreaming
it. We were just stuck there, it was
all on top of us
Harrell said she could hear a
woman's voice crying "Help me.
help me" from beneath the rub-
ble. "She got out; she was
hysterical. Her roommate was
hurt real bad Harrell said.
Murray said that the impact of
the blast sent pieces of glass flying
all over his bed. "It rolled me. I
thought it was either a bomb or a
Murray pointed to several holes
in his bedroom door that had been
caused by pieces of glass that had
imbedded in them. "If I'd a been
standing up it (glass) would have
stuck in me he added.
Sloan said he was awakened by
a "shattering boom" thai left him
in kind of daze. "I jumped up out
of bed and cut my foot on a piece
of glass that had blown in my
"Everybody was screaming and
going wild said ECU general
college student Michael l.iddy.
"People were running all over the
"I didn't hear the explosion
said Frank Gargano, who wa-
awakened when his bedroom door
blew off its hinges and landed on
his bed.
Another person on the scene
said she saw others helping one of
the injured people down from a
tree where she had landed follow-
ing the blast.
"The windows fell in all our
rooms said ECU student Geri
Dunn. "The whole (window)
frame fell into our living room
ECU business administration
student John Felton was injured
in the blast. He was treated at Pitt
County Memorial Hospital for
See BUILDING, Page 2
University Offers Assistance
To Residents Left Homeless
Professor Pursues Illegal Parkers;
Topsiders, Tenacity Are Weapons
A University of Florida professor
has been convicted of assault with
a deadly Topsider-style shoe.
English Professor Julian Smith
readily admitted in court last week
that he angrily raised his shoe and
kicked a van illegally parked at
the Florida-Auburn football game
last fall.
But Smith says he did it only
after being "kidnapped" by the
family that owned the van, and
then was ignored by campus
police who refused to give the
family a parking ticket.
Smith, a former campus park-
ing committee member who's
been dubbed "The car-kicking
prof" for his vigilante enforce-
ment of traffic regulations, has
walked over, laid under and
struck illegally parked vehicles
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Related stories on Wednes-
day's explosion at the Village
Green apartment complex that
killed one ECU student and in-
jured 12 are on pages two and
five. A photo essay of the
destruction caused by the explo-
sion appears on page three.
In September, he parked
himself under a yellow Gremlin a
student had left on a campus
sidewalk to wash. Smith refused
to move until an officer gave the
student a $5 ticket.
In November, Smith stood in
front of freshman Richard Sohn's
car parked on a sidewalk when
Sohn tried to move it. When the
prof refused to move, Sohn drove
forward, knocking Smith onto the
car's hood.
And in October, Smith accosted
Ken Tarvin, Tarvin's family and
several friends as they parked Tar-
vin's van on a grassy part of the
campus to go to a Florida-Auburn
Smith told them they were
parked illegally, but they ignored
him and proceeded to the game.
When they returned several
hours later and Tarvin opened the
van's door, however, Smith ap-
peared and jumped inside, hugg-
ing one of the seats tightly.
"He told me I was parked il-
legally, and that he had reported it
to the police, and was waiting for
them to arrive Tarvin told the
court last week.
But when Tarvin and company
decided to drive away with the
professor in tow, "He started
screaming I was kidnapping
him Tarvin testified. "He open-
ed up the window and threw out a
note. A number of students had
gathered, and he was trying to tell
them that I was kidnapping him
Tarvin drove only a few blocks
before spotting Gainesville Police
Lt. Ray Willis. He stopped and
watched as Willis and several
other officers who pulled up im-
plored Smith to get out of the van.
Smith refused unless the of-
ficers ticketed the van.
Tarvin, his son and two friends
then physically yanked Smith
from the van, sending him reeling
into a passing bicyclist.
Smith then angrily charged the
van, kicked in its hind panel, and
was promptly arrested.
"Was this the shoe 1 was wear-
ing?" Smith, who acted as his
own attorney, asked Willis
dramatically at the trial as he held
up a boat shoe. Willis replied he
didn't remember.
Smith explained, "The van was
illegally parked, and I made every
effort to get the university police
to ticket it. The officer gave the
impression he was finished with
the situation
On the contrary. Assistant State
Attorney Anne Kennedy says
Willis had "bent over backwards
to accommodate Mr. Smith's
known peculiarities
Circuit Court Judge Miller
Lang agreed, finding Smith guilty
to malicious mischief and criminal
trespassing. Sentencing, which
could bring Smith up to 120 days
in jail and $1000 in fines, is
scheduled for the end of
Students who have lost their
homes and belongings because of
the early morning explosion that
destroyed part of the Village
Green apartment complex on 10th
Street are getting help from ECU
Vice Chancellor for Student
Life Elmer P. Meyer said
"anything and everything" the
school can do is being done. He
said a list of the students who are
injured and a list of those who are
homeless has been compiled and
phoned in to each department.
The explosion, which killed one
student and injured 12, occurred
at 5:43 Wednesday morning.
James B. Mallory, associate
dean of judiciary, said he was
notified by campus security of the
accident. He and assistant direc-
tor of public safety Francis Ed-
dings went immediately to Village
Green and assisted students who
were affected by the explosion.
Mallory and Eddings also went
to the hospital to help assist in
identifying the injured. Mallory
said he had received calls from
parents and friends of students
who lived in Village Green.
Dorm rooms are available as
temporary or permanent living
quarters for those students left
homeless, according to Dan K.
Wooten, housing director. He
said that no one affected by the
explosion has requested a room
Meyer said students who lived
in Village Green and did not at-
tend class Wednesdav were excus-
ed. He said arrangement could
also be made for the injured
students to preregister at a later
Meyer said he has seen several
parents of students who were in-
volved in the explosion. The of-
fice of Academic Affairs
reinterated Meyer's statement that
everything possible would be done
for the students who lived at
Village Green concerning classes
and school work.
Mallory said the explosion was
the worst student tragedy in
Greenville in the 30 years he has
been at ECU.
Reggie Fountain, owner of
Village Green, said he would help
to find housing for the residents
who lost their apartments.
Firefighters and rescuers from the GreenviUe area were aided by rescue units from Winterville. Easter
Pines and Farmville at the site of yesterday's explosion at the Village Green Apartments.



MARCH 3, 1983
Investigation Planned To
Find Cause Of Explosion
Continued From Page 1
is that it was an LP-gas explosion within the
laundry room, but that's purely speculation
McLawhorn said. -
McLawhorn said he would assist other ex-
perts, including the SBI specialists and people
from the LP-gas division in the Department of
Agriculture, in their efforts to determine the
cause of the blast. The investigation of the
cause is expected to take at least a couple of
weeks. McLawhorn said he did not believe
"foul play" was responsible for the explosion.
R.M. Fountain and Sam McConkey, co-
owners of the Village Green Apartments, said
attempts are being made through their rental
offices to relocate some of the several dozen
people who will be left homeless because of the
blast. McConkey said people would be
relocated on a "first come first-serve basis" to
other vacant apartments in the area.
Fountain said he was not qualified to
speculate on the cause of the explosion until he
sees the official reports of the police and fire
Besides desroying a large section of one
building, the blast also shattered hundreds of
windows and blew doors off hinges in adjacent
apartments. Several cars were also heavily
damaged. "I've lost everything said ECU
Business student Leslie Harrell. "I have no
clothes. My pocket book, the keys to my car �
everything (is) gone
Harrell's apartment was destroyed in the
blast. She escaped serious injury even though
the floor of her apartment collapsed, depositing
her and her bed on the floor below. "I don't
have any insurance Harrell said. "I don't
know what's going to happen; I don't know
where I can stay
Fountain said he was not prepared to answer
any questions regarding the liability insurance
for the victims of the explosion.
Clean-up efforts following the blast are ex-
pected to take several days. At present, elec-
tricity in all the apartments has been cut off.
One section, the part that took the brunt of the
blast, has been permanently condemned. Two
other sections have been condemned until
repairs are made.
Man Saved By Water bed
(UP1) � A waterb-
ed saved the life of a
Charlotte man trap-
ped for two hours
Wednesday in the
rubble of an apart-
ment building that
was ripped apart in an
explosion, a physician
ECU student
William Chadwick
found safety in the
frame of his waterbed
after the building's
third floor crashed
down on his second-
floor apartment, said
Dr. Jack Allison, a
physican at the scene.
"It was the waterb-
ed that saved him
Allison said. "The
frame of the waterbed
kept him from getting
One person was
killed and 12 others
injured in the explo-
sion, apparently trig-
gered by leaking pro-
pane gas. The blast
leveled a three-story
apartment building
occupied mostly by
ECU students.
Allison said the
waterbed burst when
the explosion occur-
red but the bed's
frame remained in-
tact. Chadwick stayed
within the frame,
which held the rumble
ofl him.
"It provided
enough room for him
to be trapped and
breath. It was incredi-
ble Allison said.
When rescuers got
within four feet of
Chadwick, he re-
quested clothes and
Allison said someone
handed him a pair of
jogging shorts. He
was given more
clothes when he
emerged from the
debris in the 30 degree
Allison said he
owns a waterbed and
after seeing how it
saved Chadwick's life
added, "I'm really
proud to have one
Building Devastated From Blast
Cont From Page 1
several cuts and abra-
sions and released.
When he returned
to his apartment, he
was surrounded by
reporters. "I just
heard an explosion
and 1 woke up
Felton said. "I
thought it was a hur-
ricane; I thought it
was a bomb, I didn't
know saw the ceil-
ing was falling and
glass was flying. I ran
outside � the door
was already open � it
was blown open
"We tried to pull
some people out, but
the gas was too bad.
We couldn't get
nobody up Felton
said. "I swallowed
some wood particles
and glass
"I woke up and I
heard this big explo-
sion said Teri
Cates, an ECU art
major whose apart-
ment was located
almost 200 feet from
the blast sight. "We
shook; the whole
thing shook
"Glass was coming
down on top of the
bed said ECU
graduate Bart Collins.
"We knew people
were trapped in there,
but we were afraid to
walk on the rubble
because we felt more
pressure could cause it
to collapse
Collins also said
there was a thick smell
of gas in the air.
"You could smell it
real strong. People
were yelling not to
smoke because it
could cause another
blast he added.
The Brothers of Kappa Sigma
would like to wish everyone a
happy and "productive" SPR
ING BREAK! See you In
FLORIDA Who ya talking to?!
Our next biweekly meeting
will be held on Thursday. March
3 at 7 00 p.m. in MSC rm. 244.
Recently invited rushees should
bring tttelr dues if they haven't
paid them already Mandatory
ticket sales will be collected and
by no means be turned in later
than the next meeting. New
members are viced to continue
the GBP spirit by getting involv
ed and helping our newly elected
There will be a general
meeting on wed . Marcn 16.1983.
The meeting will be held in the
multi purpose room of
Mendenhall at 5 00 p.m. Live
entertainment will be provided
(the skit you've all heard
about!) and sign up sheets will
be available Prizes tor high
point totals will also be discuss
ed. This is a meeting you iust
can not afford to miss!
Hey, you NCSL'ers now is the to get involved! The North
Carolina Student Legislature is
holding elections during the next
meeting-so this is your time to
be really active in our delega
tion! After election, we'll also
talk about the upcoming
legislative session so this
meeting in top priority, keddies!
Whatever you do on March 14th.
run do not walk to Mendenhall
for this meeting (which starts at
7 p m in room 212) or else hey.
do I see Mr T heading this
way ??
"Studies in Daniel a Pro
phecy Seminar, will be held
Thursday at 7.00 p m. in ffie Col
fee House. Mendenhall Student
Center This Nationally Popular
Seminar is held acrosss
America in leading cities The
ten week series begins this
Thursday March 3, 7 00 p m
There will be a lecture and infor
mal discussion Prophecy No
registration fee u required
The American Association of
University Women will be
holding a meeting on Thursday.
March 3. at 7 30 PM For mare
information call 757 3026 or
754 2334
The East Carolina University
Varsity cheerleader tryouts will
be held at 730 p.m. on Tuesday,
March 19, 19t3, on the main floor
of Memorial Gym.
The first practice session will
be held at 500 on Wednesday,
March l� at the east end of
Mmges Coliseum All guys and
girls Interested in trying out for
the lttj U squad should be pre
sent at this first practice ses
si on
The Department of University
Unions is sponsoring a Jewelry
Making course for members of
the Mendenhall Student Center
Crafts Center The course will
be offerd on Wednesdays March
16. 23. 30. April 6, 13 at 6 00
PMv 00 PM The cost for the
membership is J10 00 and all
ECU students, faculty, staff,
and their dependents who are
Mendenhall Student Center
Members may register in the
Crafts Center on the bottom
floor of MSC between the hours
of 3 00 PM 1000 PM Monday
through Friday and 12:00 noon
5 00 PM on Saturday
For more information call
Linda Bardand at 757 6611 ext
260 (after 5 00 PM call me Craft
Center at ext 271 )
A new course will be offered
next fail by me P E Dept called
Advanced Scuba Diving
Students can pre register now
for the course under PH YE 577J
Prequisite is Basic Scuba Div
rng (2271) or permission from m
structor Will be offered fall
MWF 1 30 3 30 for 3 Sh
The Career Planning and
Placement Service m the Biox
ton House is offering the follow
� ng one hour sessions to help you
prepare your own resume
March 17. 193 Thursday 3 00
pm March 21, 19�3 Mori
day 2 00 p m Those
seniors or graduate students
finishing this iear and planning
to register with us are urged to
attend You may come to the
Bloxton House at any of the
above times
The initiation of new members
and election of 19S3 64 Psi Chi of
ficers will take place at Western
Steer (Tenth Street location! on
Wed . March 23 at 6 30 pm
Members and initiates pay for
their on dinners The 115 00
lifetime membership tees tor
new initiates are due Friday
March Itth The deadline for Psi
Chi scholarship applications is
April I All members and in
itiates interested in running for
an office for I9�3 84 are to meet
in the Psi Chi library iSpeight
202) on Mon . March 21 at 3 00
pm The offices available are
president, vice president,
secretary, treasurer, and
librarian Psi Chi is now selling
raffle tickets for lots of Mc
prues All members and new in
itiates are urged to support Psi
Chi by coming by the Psi Chi
library and picking up some
tickets to sell at 50 each or 3 tor
Yes you reading this paper i
know you riave been looking for
a group of people to 10m for
Christian fellowship and
teaching Well you have found it
inter Varsity meets on Wenes
day nights in Biology 102 at 6 30
The ECU Baha'i asssooation
will meet on Tuesday March 15
from 11 00 to noon in
Mendenhall 241 The baha . faith
teaches that the Founders of an
the maior world religions were
progressively sent from one
Creator to instruct a developing
the human roce You art cor
dially invited to share our
thoughts with us Anyone in
terested m welcome to attend
For more information Can
752 443 or 752 101i
Excuse me. excuse me. yes I
am writing this to you I tae
seen you around and you nave
the best looking legs ever so I
:ust wanted to let you know tnat
The Best Looking iegs Contest
is coming up and you art a sure
winner so keep ooking for more
details handsome
Everyone is invited to rr
Or Wirth speak on the Ada
language An interesting n,
language and one not taught at
ECU The meeting will be
March 3. at 3 30 in Rm 132
The Psychology Department
has added two courses m tan
1983 II Developmental
Psychology PSYC 3206 Sec' on
005. I 00 pm MWF SP 105. 2!
Psychology of Adiustment
PSYC 3275 Section 005 2 00 pm
MWF. SP 211
The Meda Board s now ac
ceptmg appicat ons tor 183 84
Media Heads tor the
mediums the East Carolinian.
The Ebony Herald Reoe' Photo
Lab and WZMB radio station
Pick up appneatons m the
Media Board office DeNver- MM
hrs of 8 am 12 pm and I pm 5
pm Deadline tor ap
plications is March 18 a' 5 00
ASMR 2000
Looking tor a unique arc e
Citing way to sat.sty your
General College r.uman.ttes re
quirements Prereg-sTer tor
ASMR 2000. a new n'er
disciplinary course n Med.eva1
and Renaissance Sfudies
scheduled tor fan 1983 Mon
days 6 30 I 30 pm The course
will survey the Easic concepts ot
Medieval ano Renaissance art
history, literature music and
phtiosopny For more informa
tion call or visit Dr VcM nan
English 757 6516 or Dr
NiSChan. History 757 6956
On March 26 at 27 me ECU
irates will host tner first
ultimate trisbee !ou'rs
ment Make plans to see some of
the best ultimate 'o be piayec on
the east coast 'res year Tne
irates are travel ng to
Gamsvilie Fla over Spr ng
Break to play n tne Fior da
State Tournament anc :a:r
some raysi Club mee rigs are
Mon nigrrs 8 00 n MSC 'ocn-
248 Anyone nteestec s
welcome to attend or to ,oin tne
irates at the bottom of college
hill Tues and Tnur a' 00 to
play ultimate
ACM. ECU Chapter nvites
everyone to learr more aoout
me opportunity cooping E�
perience is �- ai,
need before graduating. The
meeting is March 17 at 3 30 m
room 112 Austin Please come
iern more about mis from Ms
Carol Cofllns
Students enroiien Spring
Semested 193 who pian tc
return to East Carolina unve'
Sity Fan Semester 1983 and nc
ir to oe guaranteed residence
hall housing win oe required -c
reserve rooms during tne we��
of March 21 25 Pr.or to reserv
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MMi These payments wh.c1-
must be accompanied by nous
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be accepted to tne s Ot
t.ce Room 105 Spnman
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trom their residence hall
Stuoents off campus
snouid obtain tne applications
from me Off.ce of hous ng
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Rescue Effort Commendable
It has often been said that even
the direst tragedy brings people
closer together, that it tears down
the proverbial facades that stand
between us and encourages co-
operation and understanding.
Well, in recent days, tragedy has
eertainlv found a home in Green-
Tragedy in the form of an
unheralded gas explosion, an ex-
plosion which left one ECU stu-
dent, David Martin, dead;
another, Richard Seabolt, critical-
lv wounded; and 11 others injured
in varying degrees.
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Although right now, those
students involved in the explosion
would surely like to put this most
terrible tragedy behind them, it
would certainly be "tragic" should
we emerge from the rubble and
Nevertheless, at times like these,
words are rendered useless, and to
attempt a tribunal in these short
lines could never do justice to the
tragedy those students have suf-
fered .
But if, indeed, there is a light at
the end of the Village Green tun-
nel, then surely it is the tremen-
dous co-operative effort which has
Not only professionals � rescue
squad workers, firemen and police
officers � but concerned students
and citizens alike have rallied their
collective efforts to the rescue and
recovery causes.
Reports from the scene indicated
that police, fire and rescue squads
arrived at Village Green within
minutes of the blast and that their
level-headed actions were com-
Likewise, several students who
escaped the blast helped the rescue
teams clear the rubble and move
their fellow tenants to safety. Their
quick thinking and calm response
� their heroism � also deserves
praise much more praise than
can be conveyed on paper.
Nevertheless, we commend you.
But apart from the terrible
trauma which stems inherently
from an accidental death of this
nature, there still exists a very real
problem facing the remaining
tenants of the destroyed building:
housing. Many of their apartments
were destroyed by the blast; many
lost most, if not all, of their
Here, too, commendable efforts
are already being made. R. M.
Fountain and Sam McConkey, co-
owners the Village Green Apart-
ments, said that some of those left
homeless will be housed in open
apartments in the area. "We're do-
ing everything we can to help
relocate (people) through our ren-
tal office Fountain said.
All commendations aside,
however, concern has arisen that
some of the students affected by
the blast are unaware of what
awaits them. Many students voiced
their own concern about losing
their possessions permanently.
Not to point the finger of fault
in any direction, and knowing full
well that any prospective recourse
of this nature necessitates the pro-
dding of infinite legal channels �
nevertheless, those students who
have lost the majority of their per-
sonal belongings must be assured
of their recovery. It would seem
that in a case like this, accidental
as it may be, the owners of Village
Green are responsible � by
whatever means necessary � to
replenish the property lost andor
Such recovery, however, awaits
to be seen.
Tragedy has, indeed, struck
Greenville full force. But especially
now, it is at least comforting to
know that those we entrust with
our safety are worthy of that trust.
To the students and families af-
fected by the terrible explosion at
Village Green � our sincere con-
And to all those whose co-
operative rescue efforts helped
clear the rubble, helped stay the
tragedy � our commendation.
Repaving 'Tobacco Road'
Tobacco. You better have a smile on
your face when you mention that word
around these parts, because nobody, but
nobody, in eastern North Carolina is
supposed to criticize the "sacred weed
I've lived in Greenville for almost six
years, but it didn't take me long to
realize that growing tobacco means big
bucks to Pitt County residents. 1 also
found out that in this neck of the woods,
one must learn the proper etiquette for
discussing the subject of tobacco.
For instance, it is imperative for us to
follow the line of the cigarette manufac-
turers as they try to convince us that
smoking is the most wholesome thing
since mother's milk. Despite years of
documentated medical information pro-
ving the contrary, North Carolina politi-
cians and the tobacco industry still claim
smoking is not dangerous.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett
Koop called cigarette smoking "the
chief, single, unavoidable cause of death
in our society Other findings indicate
that smoking contributes to more than
300,000 deaths a year from cancer, heart
disease and respiratory ailments. Fur-
ther, smoking-related health problems
cost Americans more than $13 billion a
year in medical bills.
These facts speak for themselves or
do they? Well, not exactly. Anytime
another mdical study is released cor-
relating smoking with health problems,
the public is once again forced to hear
the empty rhetoric of those who worship
the deadly weed.
I know as well as anyone else that the
tobacco industry represents the bread
and butter of more than 300,000 North
Carolinians. Whether I like it or not,
this is fact. But another, perhaps more
important, fact is that cigarette smoking
kills people. Not only does it kill them,
but it costs "all of us" millions and
millions of dollars in medical costs. In
the long run, much of the financial
burden of high medical costs funnels
down to us in the form of higher-priced
medical insurance and more taxes.
Thousands more die as a result of fires
caused by lit cigarettes.
Another often overlooked dimension
regarding the dangers of smoking is the
tremendous suffering and despair that
both the victims and their loved one
must endure. Each year, thousands of
families go through the pain of watching
a loed one perish slowly from cancer or
some other smoking-related disease If
death happen to strike the breadwinner,
it again can have a direct impact or.
of us who must foot the bill for the fami-
ly's survival.
The solution of these problems is not
simple, but obviously, something must
be done. Even our own governor, who
once called for Dr. Koop's resignation.
doesn't smoke.
Perhaps the recent suggestions tha:
alternate cash crops, such as asparagu-
or rubber, be grown by N.C. farmers :
one possible solution. I am not in favor
of the federal government doing awav
with its anti-smoking campaigns. How
many deaths will n take for North
Carolinians to come out of their
cigarette-smoke clouds and realize that
we're all participating in a deadly
B.C. Jail To Have Extra Tenant Next Week
Resident Radical Takes Bars Over Beach
Once again, The East Carolinian's il-
lustrious roving radical Mr. Patrick
O'Neill has found himself on the wrong
side of the law out of his profound sense
of social duty. The act: blocking an en-
trance to the State Department in
Washington. The charge: tresspassing.
The plea: innocent. The verdict: guilty.
And finally, the sentence: O'Neill must
spend the week of spring break locked
up in a Washington cell.
This is how O'Neill has chosen to
voice his complaint against U.S. policy
in the El Salvadoran civil war, a war bet-
ween Marxist rebels and U.Sbacked
government troops. I'm all for standing
up for what one believes in, but really
now, is spring break behind bars worth
it? How am I supposed to enjoy
Daytona Beach knowing that one of my
acquaintances is not even able to see the
At a time when our judicial system is
overloaded with cases and our jails with
criminals, O'Neill and others are still
choosing to publicize their protests by
further jamming the system and making
a mockery of its process. It is time for
these people to realize this type of civil
disobedience only falls on deaf ears. If
you can write a best-seller or perhaps
win 11 Oscar nominations, then maybe
we'll listen.
Going to jail is not the way to produce
constructive action for this cause. For
example, it seems to me that the week-
long vacation could be well spent
"mobilizing the masses" for a peace
march on the beaches of Fort Lauder-
dale. Or better yet, why not send the
Greenville Peace Committee to E!
Salvador to get a first-hand account o:
the action.
The point is that time in jail is time
and effort wasted away. Even if Patrick
O'Neill spends the rest of his life behind
bars, the rebels will continue to kill; the
government will continue to kill, and the
people of El Salvador will continue to
Please, Patrick, don't make it a habit
to let your energies and efforts go sup-
pressed right alongside common
criminals. At least when you are in jail, I
hope the Latin Americans will take a lit-
tle time out of their war to appreciate
your stand for the cause of peace in their
part of the world. Unfortunately. I
doubt that they will return the favor.
Campus Forum
Ed. Should Zap Crap
It is truly unfortunate when the
editor(s) of a newspaper has to stoop
so low as to put his two cents worth of
information in print everytime he
disagrees with someone else's opinion.
Such has been the case of late on the
editorial page of The East Carolinian.
It seems that the editor has chosen to
respond to several letters (and even to
an opinion column) with lengthy, ar-
rogant editor's notes and counter-
It's a shame that your editor is so in-
secure about his own opinions that he
chooses to violate the ethics of his posi-
tion whenever he feels threatened by
the opinions of another.
Last Thursday's East Carolinian was
a perfect example of his editorial ar-
rogance. Under the guise of an Editor's
note, it stated: "Perhaps I don't speak
for a majority of readers � certainly,
at least, a large minority � but I think
the arguments coming from both sides
of Greenville's iron curtain (whatever
that means) are getting stale
Where did your editor get his infor-
mation? Did he poll students to come
to this wild conclusion? 1 am a fre-
quent reader of The East Carolinian,
and I enjoy reading the "varied" view-
points of your editorial writers
"Perhaps 1 don't speak for a majority
of readers � certainly, at least, a large
minority � but I think that your editor
should discontinue his crybaby tactics
and let others express their viewpoints
without having to read his crap too
(Enter comments below:)
Suzanne Maughn
Junior, English
Editor's Sote: Thank you; com-
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Junior, English
Editor's Note:
menis well taken.
Thank you; com-
Forum Rules
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Students Ask For Tax Hikes To Aid Schools
An in- en mon.r r.l� � r �
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ceasing number of
Udenl and
educators are taking
lJP what may be the
m�sl unpopular cause
ln 'he country: tax in-
creases .
'n a number of
Places throughout the
1 n'ted States, they're
mounting lobbying
campaigns to raise
slate and local taxes
Jo help restore state
Ending of higher
Twenty-four states
ir 1Q82 had to slash
'heir college budgets
during the middle of
the year because the
recession had driven
so many people out of
work that tax receipts
had declined
The people who re-
mained employed,
moreover, paid less to
the states in taxes
because of the reces-
sion and lowered tax
rates from the "tax
revolts" of 1978-80.
Those "revolts"
began with Proposi-
tion 13 in California.
Ironically, it was in
California that
students first started
working for tax in-
creases recently.
California students
are lobbying at the
state capitol and stag-
ing rallies at campuses
around the state in
support of a number
of proposed tax hikes.
In Kansas, college
students are backing a
severance tax on the
oil and gas industry,
which they hope will
fill depleted state cof-
fers and stop the year-
ly slashes in state
higher education ap-
Students in
Michigan and Illinois
are also supporting
various "revenue
measures to help plug
the holes in their sink-
ing state treasuries.
And student
associations in Ohio
and Pennsylvania,
among others, are
considering taking
similar actions on tax
increase proposals.
"I think you could
definitely call it a
trend says Bob
Bingamam, project
director of the State
Student Association
in Washington, D.C.
For students,
Bingamam says, it's a
question of survival:
either boost state
revenues through tax
increases, or watch
higher education
slowly deteriorate or
even disappear. Il-
linois, for example, is
considering closing
some of the its state
"Students realize
that they need increas-
ed state revenues so
that more money can
go to fund higher
education he says.
"Things look pretty
grim in California"
without some sort of
help for the state
budget, says Melinda
Lehman, lobbyist for
the California State
Student Association,
a statewide coalition
of student govern-
To compensate for
this year's $1.5 to $2
billion deficit,
California has cut
nearly $24 million out
of its state college
budget while pushing
student fees up by $64
a semester.
"And next year
looks even more
Lehman says. Stu-
dent fees might get up
as much as $230 for
1983-84 without some
changes in the state
budget picture.
Lehman's group
therefore is suppor-
ting a proposed tax on
cigarettes and a new
oil severance tax.
"I suppose suppor-
ting these increases
might make us un-
popular with some
People, she
acknowledges. "But
there isn't much
Michigan students
also realize they're
backing an unpopular
1.75 percent state in-
come tax increase, but
student leaders say it's
the best way to
counter a projected
$25 million cut in col-
lege funding if the tax
increase doesn't pass.
Since January, Il-
linois college
presidents and
educataion officials
have been huddling
with alumni, media
Tragic Death Of Student Is A Loss To Everyone
He was a hannv-tfo-lin-ifv ir;n i . "
reps and state politi
cians to push for in-
creases in state in-
come, gas and liquor
Student govern-
ments at campuses
around the state of-
ficially have endorsed
the tax hikes.
"The governor
(James Thompson)
hasn't made definite
allocations for where
the money from the
tax increases would
go points out Paul
Lingenfelter. deputy
director for fiscal af-
fairs for the Illinois
Board of Higher
"But we do know
one thing: higher
education will get an
automatic 10 percent
funding reduction if
nothing happens
Students officials at
the University of Il-
linois see the tax in-
creases from a similar
do-or-die perspective,
savs student rep Brad
"We just drafted a
statement supporting
the need for increaed
state revenues he
says. "The student
government definitely
supports a state tax
"He was a happy-go-lucky kind
of guyreal witty and always had
a joke said Pi Kappa Phi frater-
nity member Matt Perry, speaking
of David Martin, his high school
friend who was killed Wednesday
in the explosion at Village Green
apartments. "He was just a real
friendly guy, everyone that met
him liked him
Martin, 21, was the only person
killed in the explosion that sent 12
ECU students to the hospital.
Among them were Rickv Seabolt
and Hank Redecker, president
and vice president of Pi Kappa
Phi. Both Seabolt and Redecker
have been admitted to he
hospital. Seabolt is in serious con-
Two other pj Kappa phj
members, Scott Cumby and Mike
Strother, are also in the hospital
Melan.e Tetterton, a little sister
with the group, was treated and
released. "It's hard to believe that
this many people could be injured
this severely in such a freak acci-
dent said fraternity member
Chris Lambert.
Martin was majoring in drama
He and Perry both attended
Sanderson High School in
Raleigh. "We were real close "
Perry said, adding that his friend
David was a responsible person
who hadn't missed a class all
semester. Perry, Martin and
another fraternity member had a
bet to buy a case of beer for the
one among them who didn't miss
a class. Martin won. "He's
(Martin) done real well grade-
wise Perry added.
Perry said Martin was fond of
poetry by Walt Whitman. "I was
just looking for a copy of a poem
he like last night he said. Mar-
tin's brother John, who attends
N.C. State University, would
come down on weekends to spend
time with his brother and the
other fraternity members, Perrv
According to Perry, Martin's
parents were in Greenville
Wednesday to make funeral ar-
rangements and went back to
Despite the horror that Pi Kap-
pa Phi members had to face on
Wednesday, the mood at their
fraternity house during a Wednes-
day evening meeting was one of
closeness and optimism. "It does
your heart wonders to see
everyone pull together at a time
like this Perry said. "There has
PHANOM, Thailand
(UPI) � Bo Grit, the
retired Green Beret on
a crusade to find miss-
ing U.S. prisoners of
war in Indochina,
broke down in tears
today in apparent
frustration over the
fate of his mission.
Gritt, 44. a Viet-
nam veteran and
former Green Beret
lieutenant colonel,
was joined by two
fellow adventurers
who surrendered to
police for questioning
in Thailand.
frustrated bv three
days of captivity in a
cell shared with Thai
inmates, Gritz, in the
presence of reporters,
tearfully denounced
official inaction on
the POW issue and
the "disgrace" of
having his commando
team jailed.
been strength in this for us add-
ed Lambert. "All the members
are coming together
Throughout the day the frater-
nity members visited the hospital
and tried to comfort parents of
their injured friends.
Several dozen flowers, basket of
food and phone calls offering
hospitality came from other
fraternities and sororities that
wanted to help. "I hope vou can
make it sound as genuine as I
mean it said Lambert. "I really
want to thank all of the people
who helped us
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untz s Thailand Trip Frustrated (TudjgTwhichard
Earlier today,
David Scott Weekly, a
U.S. Navy veteran
known as "Dr.
Death" for his exper-
tise in weaponry, and
Gary Goldman gave
themselves up at
police headquarters in
Nakhon Phanom, 390
miles northeast of
Bangkok, officials
The two men were
were greeted in the
Mekong River town
with hugs from
former Green Beret
officer Gritz and
tough questioning
from Thai police, of-
ficials said.
The three were be-
ing held for question-
ing but none was
under formal arrest or
formally charged with
violating Thai laws.
Gritz, 44, who sur-
faced Monday from
an apparent second
secret mission into
Laos, said he had
found evidence at
least 10 American
POWs were still alive
nearly a decade after
the end of the war in
U.S. sources in
Bangkok said the
radio was the latest in
U.S.made spy gear
with a powerful
transmitter that was
to have been used to
send messages from
Laos to Washington
North Carolina Court ot Appeals
Judge Willis P. Whichard, chairman
of the Citizen's Commission on Alter-
natives to Incarceration, will be com-
ing to Greenville March 17 to speak
about the commission's report
published in November.
Whichard headed the committee
made up of lawyers, politicians, ex-
offenders and others that worked for
two years studying North Carolina's
To Spead At ECU
criminal justice system. The primary
recommendation of the committee
was to provide community-based
alternatives to incarceration for the
majority of criminal offenders in the
Whichard was united to speak bv
the Phoeniv Organization and the
ECU division of social work The pro-
gram will be held in the Willis
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MARC H I, 1983 Page 6
Manatee Springs
Break Away To The More Exotic
SU� W rtlrr
Whew! Immigration Must Be Rough
Matthew and Sherilvn Mentes will be coming to Mendenhall Student Center Hen-
drix Theater on Tuesdav. March 15. at 8 p.m. to present their film Poland - The
Enduring Dream. The program is part of the 1982-83 MSC Travel-Adventure Him
Series. For ticket information, call the Central Ticket Office at 757-6611. extension
Spring Break
Those two tantalizing words mean only one thing:
The standard Florida Trek on a student budget
features a Chevette crammed with two to six palefac-
ed partiers and their luggage en route to a Motel 6 in
Daytona Beach. Or five to eight packed in a Pinto
Wagon heading for a Best Western in Lauderdale, or
a dozen or more oblivious-to-pressure types stacked
side by side in a Dodge van barreling towards a trailer
park outside the gates of the Magic Kingdom. Anv
one of these veteran Florida vacationers can offer
tidbits of advice or capsule critiques on where to go
and what to do in the standard hot spots, and with
very little proddding, they will: Clearwater's sleepy.
Jax Beach smells funny. The Keys are outrageous,
but so far away! Miami's dangerous. And the best
bars are in Daytona, or Cocoa, or Boca, or Coral
Gables, or Lauderdale. of course. It's the middle of
March, a 42-degree drizzle in hitting North Carolina,
and you can almost feel a sunburned glow on your
But maybe you've had enough of traffic jams,
noisy crowds, and long lines just getting this far in
the school year. Or maybe the kid next to you in the
van last year threw up in one of the Playmate coolers
just as you got into Georgia, and then a state trooper
stopped your girlfriend, the driver, and gave her a
$35 ticket for speeding, and she made everyone in the
van chip in. And it was so cold in Lauderdale you
wound up spending a week's worth of money in 48
hours because you had to hang out in the bars instead
of on the beach. And it took forever to get there.
If the Florida ritual is still in your blood, you
might be ready for a different spring break adven
ture. Does a canoe trip through a real palmetto palm
forest appeal to vou more than a crowded boat ride
through A Small Small World, all those creepy dolls?
Would a dive in a maddeningly blue. 69 degrees
freshwater spring substitute for a toe-dip in the
reddish-green, 53 degree breakers at Daytona Beach"1
Could you live without seeing the Weekie Wachee
mermaids oi the Marineland porpoises if you could
aim your Canon at Florida cooter sunning themselves
on logs in the middle of the Santa Fe River? Eer
seen an armadillo? Or a cypress knee?
Spending spring break in North Central Florida
might intrigue you if you're suitably adventurous.
North Central Florida is loosely bounded by Osceola
National Forest to the north (about 40 miles from
Jacksonville) and Benson Junction, about 20 miles
from Orlando, where the St. Johns River detours
through I akes Monroe and Harney. to the south In
between lies a maze of canoe trails, jungle) scenery,
and semitropical campsites largely ignored b the
vacationing crowds from the North
You're almost sold? You'll need a good map and a
dependablv waterproof tent, and sturdy clothes for
North Central Florida's predictably unpredictable
weather. Temperatures can skitter from the .hilly
thirties to the sweaty eighties in March, so you'll
want to be prepared for anything. (The Florida max
im is 'if vou don't like the weather - wait a few
hours ' It holds for the inland as well as tor the
beaches.) A snorkel mask and fins are nice to have if
the pagan vacation gods grace you with swimming
weather; Florida's K-Marts stock both as earlv
December. The rest of your camping gear depends or.
how luxuriously vou like to camp, and other
specialized Florida essentials like tire tubes and
canoes can be rented at the state parks
Aim vou entourage for Suwannee River State Park
(on the Suwannee. of course) or O'l eno State Park
(on the Santa Fe. a Suwannee tributary), either one
less than an hour's drive from I-75. Both feature hik
ing trails draped with Spanish moss and Southern
oaks, campsites, and friendly rangers with maps who
will sell you a fresh water fishing permit if you want
to try your luck with bass or pickerel At O'Leno,
one nature trail winds along the Santa Fe to a natural
sinkhole, where the river mysteriously disappear-
underground and resurfaces three miles downstream
Turtles and alligators hang out at the sink, but you
can gape and take snapshots from a sate distance on
the bank The park rangers will eagerly point out the
manv kinds of magnolia along another trail thr
the hammock, or Florida hardwood forest, and you
can tour a small swamp by boardwalk
I ocatcd between the two state parks on the river is
Ichetucknce Springs, where, if it's warm enough, you
can rent a tube and tloat downriver with an extra tire
tube loaded with refreshments in tow.Hang your
snorkd mask around your neck, because the water is
astoundingly clear, although the only fish and
vegetation vou're likely to see are back at the spring
itself at the head o the run. The park provides
transportation back
From Ichetucknee. your next stop takes you fur
ther down the Suwannee River to Manatee Springs
State Park. Just off Florida SR 320 Gum west of US
Se� SPRING. Page 7
Peace Committee Members Not 'Commies'
Miff Wnirt
Last Friday night there were 17 people sitting
around the dinner table at the home of Carroll and
Edith Webber. Considering that the Webber's
children are grown and living away from home, one
might wonder why the middle aged couple had so
many dinner guests. The answer is simple � for the
last 12 years or so Carroll and Edith have been the
backbone of the Greenville Peace Committee which
meets in their home weekly.
Throughout the years hundreds of ECU students
have passed through the Webber's lives by showing
up at the GPC's weekly gatherings. Many have join-
ed them for demonstrations at the two US Post Of-
fices in town. Other times the GPC travels as a group
to larger demonstrations in Washington, D.C. or
New York City or the Peace Conferences in other
cities. During the last few months the GPC has been
to the post office to protest everything from draft
registrastion to the Soviet occupation in
Of course much of what the GPC does usually puts
them into direct conflict with the powers that be. It's
not unusual for someone in the group (or the group
itself) to be called communist. Prank phone calls
ridiculing the group are also common. For the last
few years Edith, who is an ECU English instuctor,
has been keeping a record of GPC activities in what
she calls the "Peace Book Flipping through the
pages one can read press accounts of the groups ac-
tivities, copies of flyers distributed at past events and
other tidbits of information. Looking carefully one
can notice a small index card with the words "The
GPC-anti-American Communist bastards" written
on it This card was found under the windshield
wipers on one of the cars belonging to a person atten-
ding a GPC meeting. There was also an egg splat-
tered on the windshild.
Another time, while the GPC was protesting it s
opposition to the draft at the 2nd street post office an
irrate customer charged out of the doors and punch-
ed ECU student Andy Rector in the face. Members
of the GPC. in the spirit of non-violence did not fight
back. Instead they calmly surrounded Rector to pre-
vent further attack. Save these two incidents most of
the GPC's activities are indeed peaceful.
When asked to describe what the Peace Committee
is. Carroll, who is a former ECU math professor
answers "Thai's a good questionAfter hesitating
for a moment he said "It's a group of people who
want a just and peaceful world and think that it takes
special efforts outside their ordinary activities to
make it more likely
Webber said there are no requirements for GPC
membership ad no dues are collected. "We give each
other adivce and we get he adds "and without that
special effort it's (a just and peaceful world) not like-
lv to happen
' Several years ago the Webbers decided that bet-
ween them they were making more money than they
needed. Carroll also felt a need to work more directly
in Peace and Justice work. Besides he figured if he
retired that would make room for someone else who
needed a job. So it was agreed, Carroll retired at age
48 and Edith kept bringing home the bread (she also
bakes a great deal of it for the weekly meetings.) As
part of their peace work, the Webbers also believe in
simple living, .which includes among other things
riding bicycles instead of driving cars. As a matter of
fact it's not unusual to see several bicycles parked
outside there home on a Friday night. 1 ast June the
Webber's rode their tanden (bicycle built for two) all
the wav to the large United Nations Peace Rally in
New York City. They had done the same in 19 H
Like Carroll said, the group gives each other ad-
vice and gets u. Most members cite consciousness
raising and" education as their primary goals. When
one considers the fact that most people in Greenville
have heard of the Greenville Peace Committee, it's
probablv safe to say that one thing they do get is
recognition.Most members just laugh at the com-
munist label that is often attached to the group.
Quips one member, "If that's true (that we're all
communists) then there sure are a hell of a lot of
commmunists in Greenville North Carolina.
Repeat Performance Of
Hilariously Funny Flick
Due to technical failure of the
projection equipment in
Mendenhall Student Center Sight
Shift was not shown on Saturday-
night. To quell the disappoint-
ment and allow fans to catch this
funny flick Sight Shift will be
shown tonight at 7 p.m. in Hen-
drix Theatre.
Night Shift is a zany, bawdy
comedy about two working guys
who stumble into a screwball
business scheme. They attempt to
operate a call girl ring from their
place of work � the New York
City morgue.
Henry Winlker stars as Chuck,
a talented but timid stock broker
who flopped on Wall Street and
has retreated into a safe little job
as night manager at the morgue.
There he meets driver Bill
Blazejowski, a motor-mouthed
"idea man" who becomes his
flamboyant partner and his
friend. The high-spirited
character is played by Michael
Keaton in big feature film debut.
This unlikely pair of klutzy en-
trepreneurs share a wild adventure
in big-city night life. Uninhibited
Bill hustles up the clients, while
shy, conservative Chuch manages
the business, applying financial
savvy and progressive work pro-
grams to the tough and dangerous
trade of prostitution.
Shelley Long stars as Chuck's
apartment building neighbor,
Belinda, a bittersweet young
hooker. Through a bizarre chain
of events, Chuck and Bill form a
mutually profitable association
with Bilinda and a dozen other
beautiful and vivacious call girls.
The frantic situation is further
complicated when Chuch and
Belinda fall in love, despite her
work demands and his engage-
ment to a neurotic young woman
with a diet fetish.
Ron Howard, internationally
known as "Richie Cunningham"
on seven hit seasons of Happy
Days, has realized a long-nurtured
dream by branching into direc-
ting. Night Shift is his first major
studio producton, a Ladd Com
pany film, which has all of the
elements of a zany comedy.
As a director, Ron Howard's
previous credit was Grand Theft
Auto, a small action picture that
grossed over $15 million. Howard
also starred in the film and co-
wrote the screenplay.
In 1981 he directed the highly-
rated television drama Skyward.
Director Ron Howard chats with Henry Wiakler on the set of Night Shift
(UPI) - Few of the
college students
mistook House
Speaker Thomas P
O'Neill for Ed
McMahon or Colonel
Sanders, and some
though: Bill) Graham
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ides among other things
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ual � see several bicycles parked
a hndav night. Fast June the
Jen (bicycle built for two) all
arg� I nited Nations Peace Rally in
Fhev had done the same in 1978.
a d, the group gives each other ad-
Most members cite consciousness
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ne ce the fact that most people in Greenville
the Greenville Peace Committee, it's
-av that one thing thev do get is
V � members just laugh at the com-
thal is often attached to the group
nember. "If that's true (that we're all
then there sure are a hell of a lot of
n Greenville North Carolina.
Billy Graham Identified As Evil Knieval In Student Studv
WASHlNf.Tnw bj� �, �� �
(UPI) - Few of the
college students
mistook House
Speaker Thomas P
O'Neill for Ed
McMahon or Colonel
Sanders, and some
thought Billy Graham
as Evil Knieval or
George McGovern.
Despite very high
recognizability. Sen.
Edward M. Kennedy
was misidentified as
his father or two
brothers, and Senate
Republican Feader
Howard H. Baker was
mistaken for vice
President George
Gary W. Selnow
and Sam G. Riley, on
the communications
faculty at Virginia
Tech, tested how well
457 college students at
Virginia Tech and the
University of Georgia
recognized people in
the news.
Their purpose was
to see whether
students from a
population center
were more likely to
recognize public
figures than those
from rural areas, or
whether the times had
more to do with it.
The test was simple.
They showed pictures
of 47 news Figures,
taken from Time and
Newsweek magazines,
and asked the
students to identify
them. A score of 2
was recorded for cor-
rectly naming the per-
sonality, and a score
of 1 for identifying
only the person's title.
Only eight persons
were recognizsed by
90 percent of the
students. As might be
expected, president
Reagan and former
presidents Jimmy
Carter and Gerald
Ford topped the list.
They were followed
by Ted Kennedy,
former First Lady
Jacqueline Kennedy
Onassis, former
Secretary of State
Henry A. Kissinger,
Prince Charles and
First Lady Nancy
The bottom nine
figures, who were not
recognized by at least
90 percent of the
students, were, in
descending order, col-
umnist William F.
Buckley Jr Cana-
dian Prime Minister
Pierre Elliott
Trudeau, former Ger-
man Chancellor
Helmut Schmidt,
French President
Francois Mitterand,
feminist Betty
Friedan, writer Tom
Wolfe, Saudi Oil
Minister Sheik
Yemani, Attorney
General William
French Smith, CIA
Director William
Casey and economist
Arthur Faffer.
Others were, for in-
Suggestions For Spring Break
Continued From Page 6 Johns River. It's the perfect place to do your
M� anH Qs np, . n , � , most brain-numbing, school-be-damned party-
nlncionri n hiefland) Manatee Springs ing, because the park is so huge you're unlikely
Pumps 49.000 gallons of fresh, 68 degree water to have neighbors or visits from the ranger
per minute year-round into the Suwannee, and However, remember that ground fires aren't
gets its name from us dwinding population of allowed in any Florida park, state or national,
manatees, or sea cows that nourished there a so confine your pvromania to the grill provided
centurv or so ago. The large, slow mammals or to your kerosene stove. The future of all
were no match for the blades of outboard those exotic pines and palmetto palms and vuc-
motors, and. as the river vegetation slowly fad- cas depend on this small courtesy,
ed away, so did these harmless vegetarians. From Ocala, you have several choices for
b.gns plead with boaters to take caution to your route back north and home. You can head
avoid injuring any remaining manatees; several back inland on US 301 through the wilds of
are sighted each spring. Scuba divers explore Micanopy and Gainesville (and, if so inclined
the caves at the base of the spring, and the pick yourself up a T-shirt advertising Micanopy
rapidly rushing current makes for one of the Madness of Gainesville Green, the top two local
most exhilarating downstream snorkel trips crops) or, if you just can't drive all the way to
you 1 encounter anywhere in Florida. A nature Florida without going to the shore, head east on
trail leads down to the Suwannee. where a plac- State Road 206 to a rather heathen strip of sand
que commemorates the Stephen Foster com
position that immortalized the river and doom
ed it to misspelling forevermore. Bream and
speckled perch lure the fishermen; if you're just
a casual observer with a camera, you can take
the short hike from the spring to the river,
where the water is clear enough to spot your
lens cap when you accidentally drop it off the
stance, 9. Barbara
Walters, TV per
sonality; 15. Graham,
the Evangelist; 20
Andrew Young.
Atlanta Mayor and
former ambassador to
the United Nations.
25. Mike Wallace. I
newsman; 30 Baker;
and 35. Sen Robert
Dole, R Kan
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called Crescent Beach. The dune buggy en-
thusiasts and four wheel drive nuts have made
rather a mess of Crescent, but in a half hour
you can be well out of their way at Wahington
Oaks Gardens, just three miles south of
Marineland on A1A. This state park houses a
museum and nature trails, as well as spectacular
gardens full of tropical flowers, dogwoods.
pier. (With any luck, a diver in a wet suit will azleas, and conifers, and just across the road
retrieve it tor you.) Yes, everyone sings the song
here. Badly. Boats and canoes are available for
rent along the spring run, and the cypress kness
(tree roots which rise out of the swamp like
stalagmites) along the banks where you can
camp for a small fee are particularly awesome.
Or tubular. Take your pick.
You'll have to trace a circle of small state
highways to get to Cedar Key. The word "key"
comes from the Indian word for island, and
Cedar Key, on the Gulf of Mexico, is one of the
prettiest little islands you'll ever explore. (I'd
hate to call it quaint. Everyone does, though.)
If you have your own canoe, you can tool
through the swampy ribbon of water separating
Cedar Keys from the mainland, but more like-
ly, you'll want to pack your Coleman stove
awav for a night and check yourself in to one of
the island's gulfside seafood restaurants.From
any of the three perched right on the water, you
can watch the sunset and stuff yourself on gasp-
ingl fresh broiled seafood and heart-of-palm
salad. Don't be put off when your waitress tells
you that heart-of-palm is a type of wild swamp
cabbage; it's topped with a scoop of light green
ice cream of such mysterious flavor that you'll
have an exciting time trying to identify it. My
guess, by the way, is a cross of pistachio and
peanut. Very local. The rest of the key is a small
fishing town with a tiny downtown and a single
hotel with a bar cooled by ceiling fans; the local
historical society sponsore a few guided tours
of stately old homes, and a state museum offers
explanations of the wierd vegetation and the
island's history. Locals at the Captain's Table
bar will tell you when the last saltsoaked bale of
marijuana washed ashore and how quickly the
local police got to it. Just don't try to run
barefoot on the tiny beach � those are sand-
spurs, not peebles. In the springtime, the town
hosts an annual art how and in the summer, a
seafood festival.
Once you've had your fill of scaled oysters
(the Gulf way to eat them), pack your things
and get thee to Ocala National Forest, the
date's biggest and wildest (except for the
Everglades � another trip) park. Sprinkled
with lakes, rivers,and old grain mills, Ocala is
bounded on the east by Lake Geoge and the St.
you'll find a deserted beach peppered with
massive, prehistoric-looking rock formations.
If it's too cold to swim, you can still sit on a
rock at the water's edge and eat a picnic lunch
with the salt water foaming over your feet. The
rocks extend out to sea, making swimming
more than a tad dangerous, but if it's warm the
swimming is safer a mile or so south. And if it
rains, chuck it all and drive up to St. Augustine,
where you can weather it out touring the city's
numerous museums and historical sites or just
lounging over Iced Tea (the kind with four li-
quors � or more) at Scarlett O'Hara's. There's
camping nearby at Anastasia State Park on St.
Augustine Beach.
If you chose the inland path, you can check
out Payne's Prairie State Wildlife Preserve, one
of the most God-forsaken yet bristlingly alive
one-time river beds you'll ever see. Take the
nature walk and climb the lookout tower, but
wear boots. Heavy ones. The drive out of the
Praire deposits you squarely in Gainesville,
home of Harry Crews, the University of
Florida, and a host of bars with rapidly chang-
ing names and an awful lot of friendly people.
Should you want to go hog-wild in Hogtown
(Gainesville's ancient nickname) and spend all
the money you've saved cooking your own
burgers along the way, the town is thick with
good restaurants; Mr. Han's and the Sovereign
are the top stand-outs. You can splurge on
equally good chow in St. Augustine if you took
the beach route.
Time to head home. Take the drive on 1-95 or
1-75 slow and easy, as the gentlemen of the
highway patrol eagerly await returning college
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( �uihhamp.
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y For Tourney
be announced. The top tv.o
will get byes, and, accor-
Harrison, the number-one
inked earn will be in the same
bracket as the third- and sixth-
l id teams. Thus, the second-
�ed ream will play the winner
the game between the fourth
it Icams.
Cl tmished with a 3-7 record
the E AC-South, placing the
rates currently fifth. Con-
ferencc games, however, will not
be completed until March 5, leav-
ing Na, George Mason, Rich-
mond and ECU in undecided
US. William & Mary and
Jamev Madison have clinched the
p two rankings The Indians
ed theii regular season with
�rd in the conference.
"William &. Mary, regardless of
-nance in the tourna-
' Mild go to the post-
irney Harrison said.
ist played super all
Ich team
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In Harrison s opinion, a new
is just around the corner
the Pirates. "Once the tourney
tarts he said, "it's a beginning
son, and the winner of it goes
Several of the Bucs' conference
games have been decided by one
two points this season, a
tistic that Harrison feels is
haracteristic of the ECAC-South
a- a whole "I don't think our
games have been closer than any
others he said.
Aside from William &. Mary,
Harrison feels that James
Madison is the conference
werhouse. "If I was a betting
man he commented, "I'd bet
on 'ame- Madison, but I know a
f coaches are leery of George
Mason because of Carlos Yates
(the I(s leading scorer)
And what are Harrison's odds
on ECU0
I .an really say he laugh-
ed. "We just want to get past the
first round We're taking one
game at a time
:rs this
in ECL
Ithe new
league, including Tom Carnes and
Wilhe Holley (Washington
Eederals), Mike Brewington
(Boston Breakers), Glenn Morns
(Philadelphia Stars), Harold Ran
dolph (Birmingham Stallions)
Harold Blue and Sam Norris
(Arizona Wranglers).
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Hunt Named As Top Coach
(UPI) � Lee Hunt,
who kept his
Mississippi Rebels in
the thick of the title
chase until almost the
end, has won this
year's top coaching
honor in the
Southeastern Con-
Hunt, making his
debut as a head coach
in the rugged SEC this
vear after 16 years
elsewhere as an assis-
tant coach, today was
named SEC Basket-
ball Coach of the
Vear by United Press
Mississippi State
University's Bob
Boyd was runner-up
and Vanderbilt's
C.M. Newton and
Auburn's Sonny
Smith tied for a dis-
tant third in balloting
by sportswriters and
sportscasters in the
seven-state region.
"This is very grati-
fying said Hunt, an
assistant coach at
Central Missouri
State, Memphis State,
Illinois, UCLA and
Birmingham before
being picked to guide
the Rebels this season.
"It is very gratify-
ing that I was able to
get a major coaching
job and then get
coach of the year
honors the same
year he said. "It is
really a thrill for me
But Hunt said most
of the credit should go
to the Ole Miss
"I told the players
at the outset we just
had to go out and play
hard, not let anything
interfere with our
plans said Hunt. "I
told them we had to
go out and work and
maybe some good
things would happen.
The players did play
hard and we were able
to win
Earlier this week,
the United States
Basketball Writers
Association named
Hunt Coach of the
Year in District 3A.
He's one of nine
coaches who are now
candidates for the
USBWA's National
Coach of the Year
Hunt's outmanned
Rebels, predicted to
finish among the also-
rans in the SEC this
year, were eliminated
from the title chase
Tuesday in a disap-
pointing loss to
Auburn. The loss
gave Kentucky its
34th SEC champion-
ship with two games
to go and dropped Ole
Miss into a second-
place tie with Vander-
The Rebels, 16-9
and 9-7 in the SEC,
host the Wildcats
Thursday night and
end their regular
season at home
against Vanderbilt on
Hunt, who said he
had always wanted to
be a major college
coach, coached high
school ball for nine
years before becom-
ing an assistant at
Central Missouri
State, his alma mater.
He left Alabama-
Birmingham at the
end of last season,
concluding 12 years as
an assistant to Gene
Bartow, to replace
Bob Weltlich who
went to Texas � in-
heriting a team that
wound up 18-12 after
a trip to the NIT.
Sneaker Sam Sez
Basketball Winding
A total of 180
teams took to ihe
courts back in late
January, and now on-
ly a handful of teams
still remain. In the
fraternity A division
finals, Beta Theta Pi
will play last year's
champ Phi Kappa
Tau. The Jones En-
forcers will play the
Belk Bandits to decide
the men's residence
hall champion. The
aggessive Rimbenders
will play the high
scoring Joint Eight in
the powerhouse in-
dependent division.
The undefeated
Alpha Delta Pi squad
will play Alpha Phi to
see who is the top
sorority. The Sharp-
shooters of Fletcher
will square up against
the Tyler Drivers to
decide the best
women's residence
hall, and in the
women's independent
division quite a
match-up should
develop between the
Heartbreakcrs and the
playoffs will be
played tonight in
Memorial Gym. The
A-C semi-finals for
both men and women
will be played at 5:00,
with the Fraternity B
finals scheduled at
6:00. The two best
women's teams take
to the court at 7:00,
with the two best
men's teams playing
at 8:00. Very exciting
basketball is expected
so come on over.
Co-Rec Roller
Hockey Finals
The top two slap
shooting teams will
meet head on tonight
as each will attempt to
prove they are the best
roller hockey players.
Rolla Doobie, the
Cinderella team, ad-
vanced by defeating
last years champs, the
Night Cruisers. El
Loco Flyers defeated
the Puckers to meet
Rolla Doobie. Com-
petition between these
two teams should be
equal, so come on out
to Sportsworld today,
Thursday, March 3 at
4:00 p.m. to catch the
action. Admission is
Wrestling Finals
The finals of the in-
tramural wrestling
tournament is
scheduled for tonight
at 7:00 in the
Memorial Gym dance
studio. Catch a glimp-
se of this action pack-
ed one-on-one event.
Upcoming Events
The entry dates for
several intramural ac-
tivities will be coming
up immediately
following Spring
Break. Volleyball,
softball, a pre-season
softball tournament,
and a swim meet will
all have their registra-
tion dates March
14-16. Get a team
together and sign up
before its too late.
Last Chance
The final day to
register for aerobic
classes is March 4,
5:00 p.m. in
Memorial Gym,
Room 204. Classes
begin March 14 and
go through April 21.
The cost is four
dollars for one class
per week and eight for
two classes per week
(for students) and five
dollars for one class
per week and ten for
two classes per week
(for facultystaff).
Spring is here, let's
get in shape!
Defend Yourself
Personal defense
classes will meet on
Monday nights begin-
ning March 14. Joe
Palermo is the in-
structor. Registration
will be taken through
March 18.
Spring Break Hours
During the week of
Spring Break, March
5-13, Memorial Gym
will be open for free
play. The Memorial
Gym pool and weight
room along with the
Minges pool will close
at 5:00 p.m. on Fri-
day, March 4, and
will remain closed
during the entire week
of Spring Break.
Sampson Ready For Tourney
NX. (UPI) �
Virginia's Ralph
Sampson said it was
time for the second-
ranked Cavaliers to
hit stride in the chase
for the NCAA cham-
pionship and he led
the charge in that
direction Wednesday.
The 7-foot-4 Samp-
son scored 28 points
and did everything
but lead the band in a
107-74 Atlantic Coast
Conference "out of
Wake Forest.
"We're trying to
peak at tournament
time said Sampson,
who is playing out his
senior year but has
never won an ACC or
NCAA title.
"Regardless of not
winning the ACC
championship, just
look at our record
(over the past few
"We played 27
minutes of great ball
tonight and there's a
big difference in at-
titude and play from
last year this time.
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MARCH 3. 1983

Cowart Established As All-Time Scorer
ECU's Roger Newsom will need plenty of smooth putting next week
when the Pirates host the Fast Carolina Invitational at Brook Valley
Country Club March 8-10.
George Makes Switch
Tenn. (UPI) � A bus
heading to the first
female Southern Con-
ference finals Thurs-
day morning will
carry Marsha Cowart
toward the end of a
collegiate career that
set East Tennessee
State's all-time
basketball scoring
In four years as a
starter for the league-
leading Lady Buc-
caneers, Cowart has
scored 2,240 points �
breaking Tom
Chilton's old record
of 1,801. Chilton set
his record in three
years. Cowart scored
1,827 her last three
Tallying more than
When Nan George joined the
East Carolina University swim
team last year after the gymnastic
program at ECU was dropped, no
one really knew what to expect.
However, the former Pirate
gymnast soon proved to be a
leader, both in and out of the
pool. In 1981-82, she left her
name on four varsity records, in-
cluding the 500-yard freestyle in-
dividual mark and three relay
She also made an impact per-
sonally. According to head swim
coach Rick Kobe, "She is our
most talented swimmer and a very
nice person to work with. We're
very fortunate to have her in our
George's performances this
year have again resulted in new
varsity marks. She broke her own
50-yard freestyle record at the
beginning of the season and then
set a new mark in the 100-freestyle
at the end of the season.
"It was a strange season
George explained. "1 made my
qualifying marks and set the 50
free record right at the beginning
of the season. Then we went to
Florida over Christmas and work-
ed really hard. I got broken
down. When we came back 1
didn't swim very well. But then, in
the last meet of the season,
against Duke, I came back and
swam mv best time ever in the 100
The junior from Manassas,
Virginia has done this in spite of
physical problems.
George says, "When I get back
from the Nationals, I have to have
knee surgery. I hurt it my
freshman year in gymnastics. I
can barely walk, much less run
She has also had difficulty with
her shoulders.
Kobe comments, "She's swim-
ming with pain and that makes
her performances even more im-
But some things have been
easier this year. "It's been easier
getting back into the routine
George said. "Last year was the
first time in the water after not
swimming a couple of years
She also tries to take it easy
"I don't feel much pressure; at
least, I try not to put pressure on
myself she added. "Most of it's
on the freshmen. The team this
year is fun. The freshmen are
really enthusiastic
George will be traveling with
the women's team to Long Beach,
California March 16-19 for the
NCAA Division II national cham-
pionships. At the meet, she'll be
swimming three individual events
(the 50 and 100 freestyle and the
100 Individual Medley) plus five
relay events.
Kobe said George should have a
good showing at the Nationals.
"We expect her to win an event.
Of all the swimmers we've had,
she's the one who should come
back a national champion
George is a junior art major,
focusing on ceramics and fine
arts. "It doesn't seem like I ever
sleep Of her future career
plans, she said, "I think I'd like to
go into production pottery when
I'm finished with school. It's im-
portant for me to be doing
something I enjoy
Much of George's attitude
about swimming, school and life
in general comes from a deep
religious faith. She explains
about her swimmng: "It's a form
of communicating my belief in
Christ. In whatever I do, if I do
my very best, then the rest will be
taken care of George has
become more active this year in
the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes at ECU and has found a
lot of friendship there.
Nan George talks about doing
her best, and whether it's swimm-
ing, making pottery, or day-to-
day activities, her best is pretty
2,000 points is quite
an achievement for
man or woman, Lady
Buc Coach Susan
Yow said Wednesday.
"This may have
happened to other
women players � but
they're few and far
between Yow said.
"Probably under 1
percent of the players
in college have scored
2,000 points in their
"What's really in-
credible is that she
probably attempts 18
shots a game
Cowart, who Yow
calls "very much a
team player scored
in double digits in 102
of her 110 games. But
the preacher's
daughter from Gib-
sonville, N.C speaks
of her hoop success
modestly and says she
has "really been bless-
ed" to be able to set a
college record.
That record "lets
people know how far
women have come in
this game Yow said.
"I think the thing
that's noticed here in
East Tennessee, where
people are uneducated
about women's
athletics, is that we're
recruiting top-quality
Beating a man's
record pleased
Cowart because "it
proves that the
women's skill level is
up there, even though
we'll never be able to
compete physically
with men she said.
"I know, you
know, women know
the level of intensity
and skill they play
on she said.
"Whether or not
anybody else wants to
admit it is their pro-
If Cowart were a
man, she likely would
be besieged with pro-
fessional recruiters
waiting to snatch her
for the NBA. She said
she has had "to face
reality" and accept
that fact that there are
no national women's
teams waiting to draft
Now she dreams of
playing on an Olym-
pic team, but "that's
just dreaming she
said. Until the con-
ference champion-
ships are over, she's
not thinking much
about the future.
The Lady Bucs are
16-9 and may, just
may, have a "slim"
shot at an at-large slot
in the national cham-
pionships if they win
the confernce, Yow
If not, basketball is
all over except for
coaching for Cowart,
a physical education
major who saw her
No. 14 jersey retired
during last Saturday's
game between the
Bucs and Ap-
palachian State.
And a bit of ETSU
history is over as well,
Yow said.
"Coaching five
players of Marsha
Cowan's calibre
would be a feast in
itself Yow said. "I
could coach 20 more
years and I'd be lucky
to recruit another
player like Marsha
The Lady Bucs will
play their first cham-
pionship ship game at
Marshall Univesnty in
Huntington, W.Ya.
Friday night against
the winners of Thurs-
day night's Ap-
palachian State-
Marshall game.
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KATMY, JAY I hope you have a
wondertul Spring Break! You
are the greatest, and I love
VICE: Complete audio repair
call after t p.m. Mark 7SMIM.
black female dog. White mark-
ings on chin and paws; no tail.
Answers to CLO. Please call
7M-22M after 4:00 p.m. if seen or
RING with intitals "MSA"
engraved. If found, please call
Marion Slaughter, 7S1-W07.
puppy, mostly black Answers to
"Dusty Lost near Harding
Street. If found, call 7M-44I3.
I p m. Will split gas expenses.
Call 7S2-S42 and ask tor Chip.
fall M"
to earn extra money from your
room at your convenience?
Unlimited earnings potential I
Start your own business and
take it with you wherever you
go. A unique way to save and
make money. If interested, call
7J2-OI07, 4:00 p.m
Monday through Friday.
Blue Wbbon
12 3"
l7( HONDA �
cellent condition.
753 mi.
HAWK. ax-
Asking mi.
SERVICE expdrio Q"�h'
work, IBM Se lee trie typewriter.
Call Lanie Shivt 7$e-SJ�' or
TYPING: Term paaors. tUPSis.
etc Call Kempie Dtmn. L5
RIDE NEEDED to Roanoke.
Va or surrounding area for
Spring Break. Will share ex-
penses. Call Julie, after 5 JO
p.m. at 7SM3J1 Julie is an equal
opportunity rider.
RIDE NEEDED to Washington,
DC, area Friday March 4 after
ECU STUDENTS, faculty, Staff:
Welcome to our flea market at
the Pitt County Fairgrounds
located on North Greenville
Blvd. Open every Saturday and
Sunday � til S. Crafts, tools, fur-
niture, books, etc. Displays of
old postcards, buttons, antique
pistols and collectors' items.
Real bargains 11
ttlmonth rent lJ utilities. iJ
phone. Call Susan 7S7 IBM.
Bean Coffee
Danish Rolls
14-0 I
B.B.Q. Chicken
�� Upton
i Cuavavf�
25 Offset Resumes for
Photocopies 5t W2J0
V aal
CENTER of Greenville
Includes typing,
second sheets & envelopes
8V2X II 1 side
Classic Laid Paper
Expires 4-30-83
Peach Halves
2 $409
16-Oz �
Cans �
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The East Carolinian, March 3, 1983
East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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