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Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

A Hillbilly’s Work Ethic

Let me always turn my back on security. For it is the fearful uncertainty of my life that gives me strength.

By Kip Baker February 1974
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Street Vending

The Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen have once again put off taking a stand on the controversial street vending issue, at least until next month.

By Joy Hewitt February 1974
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Sy’s Space

More jobs in the last year than I can remember, and so little sense, through it all, of any purposeful endeavor, of meaningful labor, of real work.

By Sy Safransky February 1974
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

[Big cities may shrink]

Big cities may shrink to more manageable proportions because of the fuel pinch, some regional planners believe.

By Anonymous January 1974
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Nobody Called

Chapel Hill Energy Task Force

Sweat suits instead of flannel pajamas, river canoe trips instead of a vacation in Disneyland — these are some of the changes in lifestyle “every thinking person” should make, according to Shirley Marshall, chairman of Chapel Hill’s new energy conservation task force.

By Anonymous January 1974
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Alternative Energy

Solar energy, many scientists believe, is adequate for all the conceivable energy needs of the world. It is safe and clean, but expensive. The main technical obstacle is bringing down the cost of the solar cells, which convert light from the sun directly into electric current.

By Joy Hewitt January 1974