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Male to share Homecoming crown with honorary queen
by Tim Pittman
Delmar Williams, UNCs male candidate
for Homecoming Queen who has been
jostling tradition and Athletic Department
officials for a week, will be crowned
Homecoming King at halftime today,
informed sources say.
Although votes for Homecoming Queen
were counted Thursday, they have not been
released officially and will be announced at
halftime of today's game.
The departure from tradition came after a
week of controversy leading to the Delmar
Compromise, an agreement between Sports
Information Director Rick Brewer and
Williams. The compromise split the
Homecoming honors between Williams and
the highest vote getter among the girl
The agreement completed Friday
established the Homecoming ceremony
procedure contingent on William's victory.
Due to William's apparent victory, the
ceremony will procede in this manner
the female candidates will be
announced and escorted onto the field,
standing between the 20 and 40 yardlines;
an Honorary Homecoming Queen, the
girl with the highest vote total, will be
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then Williams will be escorted to the 50
yard line and introduced as Homecoming
King. He will receive all the honors normally
given to the Homecoming Queen.
Williams said he was pleased with the
compromise. I felt like I didn't really have
to compromise, but this way everybody is
pleased to a certain extent," he said. "I hope
nobody will go away with hard feelings."
He said he compromised because he was
concerned about the feelings of the girls on
the Homecoming Court and because he had
achieved what he had set out to do.
"I got everything I wanted except being
called. Queen," Williams said. " As long as I
am acknowledged as the winner of the
election I will be satisfied."
When Williams began his campaign for
Homecoming Queen, he announced that he
would allow the girl with the most votes to be
crowned also. For that reason, Williams said
he did not view the compromise as a sacrifice
on his part.
Brewer, speaking for the Athletic
Department, said, "Our only interest was the
interests and feelings of all the candidates."
Brewer said he hopes the compromise will
satisfy most of the parties involved.
Prior to the signing of the Delmar
Compromise, the Homecoming Court's
appearance during halftime of today's game
was in jeopardy Thursday because of
pressure from Athletic Department officials
seeking Williams' resignation from the
Williams said Thursday night that Brewer
asked him to resign from the Homecoming
Court because his presence on the court
might deny the court the right to take the
field at the game.
Brewer said that if Williams remained on
the court, the Athletic Department would
not allow a ceremony during halftime.
Brewer said the final decision on the
Homecoming Court's status would be made
by Athletic Director Homer Rice. But Rice
said Thursday, "I will have no comment. I've
already made the comment that this person
is only seeking publicity."
Vol. 83, No. 49
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Saturday, November 1, 1975
Weather: good for football
Heels host Wake today;
Deacs no longer patsies
by Susan Shackelford
With a homecoming court that
contains a male and a Wake Forest
opponent that plays good football,
UNC fans think Halloween fears are
mild compared to today's game in
The partisan Carolina crowd knows
Wake scored 66 points last weekend,
while Carolina dropped a dismal
decision to East Carolina, 38-17. Wake
while Carolina dropped a dismal
decision to East Carolina, 38-17. Wake
and Carolina are 2-5 overall, and
battling for conference respectability.
Neither wants a next-to-last finish in
the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC),
where Virginia, which only has
Maryland left on its ACC slate, now
rests in the cellar with a 0-4 record.
Carolina is 1-2 in the ACC and Wake is
2-2. Clemson, also 1-2, is Carolina's
opponent next week.
The last several years Carolina has
clobbered the small Winston-Salem
school. In fact, Wake, which considers
UNC its biggest rival, hasn't defeated
the Tar Heels since 1970. Its seniors, led
by running backs Frank Harsh and
Clark "Super" Gaines, are anxious for a
win. The Tar Heels also have blanked
Wake the last three years 31-0, 42-0,
21-0. Carolina holds a comanding edge
in the series 46-23.
But this traditional Carolina edge,
just like having only females vying for
homecoming honors, has been
challenged by changing times. Wake
Forest is vastly improved. Junior
college, transfers and outstanding
coaching by Chuck Mills have bolstered
the Deacon ranks, long ballyhooed as a
domino club a pushover, that is. Wake
has lost games this year, but several have
been within a few points.
After last week's 66-21 win over
Virginia, Wake Forest had three ACC
players of the week. Lew Henderson was
named offensive lineman of the week, as
Wake totaled 598 yards on offense.
Freshman tackle Jackie Robinson was
named rookie of the week, and Ed
McDonald was named defensive back
of the week. These are among other
Quarterbacks Jerry McManus and
Mike McGlamry are completing over 50
per cent of their passes. The backfield is
led by Gaines, who is averaging 96 yards
a game and almost four yards a carry.
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i After a DTH request several weeks ago for the athletic budget, the UNC athletic &
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Craig Funk finds a path for sophomore running back Mel Collins.
John Zeglinski, an outstanding all
round runner, averages almost AVi yards
a carry. Bill Millner is the top pass
receiver with 20 catches.
Wake's offensive line, with Robinson
and Henderson, has gained prestige, as
the team's rushing total is now 1,407
yards 132 yards better than the 1974
season mark. Defensively, Wake's key
performer is safety Bill Armstrong, who
played against Carolina last season as a
quarterback. He has 105 solo tackles
and been in on a total of 136 after seven
games. Overall, Wake ranks second in
the ACC to Maryland in rushing
Carolina's top statistical player is
tailback Mike Voight, who leads the
ACC in rushing with 122 yards a game.
UNC quarterback Bill Paschall, who
has had a sore arm should start, but
tailback James Betterson is still out
indefinitely. Usually at wingback, Mel
Collins may alternate with Voight. Both
Carolina and Wake are averaging 328
yards a game on offense.
The defense, after a weak showing last
weekend, may reflect some personnel
shifts. Chuck Austin is expected to
move from end to safety; Mike Finn
from end to backup linebacker behind
Ronnie Dowdy; and Mike Duffy from
starting linebacker to backup in the
same position, behind Bobby Gay. After
the East Carolina loss, . UNC Head
Coach Bill Dooley said some change?
would be made.
Last night Halloween tricksters
trekked through neighborhoods, but
Wake Forest's black and gold, no longer
a treat for ACC clubs, will be in Kenan