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By JLM IIUMMEL
State asi NsSorsJ EilSor
With the national conventions over and fall
campaigns sv anting into high gear, presidential
strategists are outlining their battle plans for
North Carolina, calling it a key state both in the
South and nationwide.
. "We were a key state in 1976 and will be again
in 1920," said former state Democratic Party
Chairman Betty McCain. "North Carolina has
been targeted as one of the 10 top states in the
country in terms of both spending and effort."
The North Carolina Carter-Mondale
Committee set up its state offices last week at the
Democratic Party Headquarters in Jlaldgh.
Vithin the next several weeks John Anderson will
c:tab.i;h his offices in Durham, with the
independent candidate hoping to. capitalize on
student volunteers from the Triangle area..
Recently named Reagan state coordinators
Sen. T. Cass Ballanger (R-Hickory) and Rep..
Harold J. Brubaker (R-Asheboro) attended a
regional meeting in Atlanta last week aimed at
weakening' Carter's political base in the South
and stressing Republican party unity.
"From the information we've received, Reagan
is running very strong in this state," Ballanger
said. "The national campaign men are concerned
about the swing states like North Carolina, Texas
"North Carolina is a swing state in that no one
is taking it for granted. It is important for the
national ticket that we remain united."
Ballanger also said he expected Reagan to
make at least ens or two stops in the state before
the November election, and Bush to be in North
The two-day conference drew campaign
chairmen from 17 states and was aimed at placing
a new emphasis on the South.
In 1976 the President captured 56 percent of
the 1 .7 million votes cast in North Carolina.
Recent polls have shown Reagan gaining support
in the traditionally conservative areas of North
Carolina, - mainly - the eastern and far western
"Based on what we've seen we're goingto
work hard in the Piedmont and Charlotte areas,"
said Wallace Hyde, state campaign chairman for
Carter. "We acknowledge he may run into
problems in eastern North Carolina in particular,
but basically we have a wide base of support."
Carter officials admit the president is going to
have to do some hard campaigning to maintain
support in the South, which he swept in the
contest against Gerald Ford four years ago.
."Usually the platform goes cut the window
after the convention, but this year it's different,"
one Reagan aide said. He added that the
Democrats rnight have problems resulting from a
plank in the platform which says the party will
not give financial or "technical 'campaign
assistance to any candidate who does not support
the Equal Rights Amendment.
North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia,
Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and
Florida are among the 15 states which have not
ratified the ERA. Together, the eight states
accounted for 82 of the 270 electoral votes it took
Carter to win four years ago.
"Candidates have always taken certain liberties
with the platform and I don't think it will be any
different this year," McCain said. "I just fed
sorry for those poor Republicans having to ran
on their platform."
"There are certainly problems in this state, but
I also think the problems are bigger in Florida
and Mississippi," Hyde said. "But I don't think
the platform is going to be that big an issue.
"Mr. Carter made it clear that there were
certain parts of the platform he couldn't support,
like the $12 million to $15 million jets program
currently being proposed."
Meanwhile the Anderson people- have said the
next three to four weeks will be crucial in
determining the chances the congressman has this
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Studsnts cV3 tha new ARA cc!sd bar in tho Union a tests tsst '
..."Tha Greenhouse' a new facility installed this year
By ELIZABETH DANIEL
Although Student Government and the Student Consumer
Action Union have complained about ARA's refund policy
and brochure, the new food service company generally has
received good rating from students and Student Government
during its first week of full operation.
Students eating in the Pine Room last week complimented
the company on its cleanliness, efficiency and improvements in
t food quality.
"It's a definite improvement over last year. You get more
for your money and it's more efficient," Don Brown, a junior
from Plymouth, N.C., said.
Student Body President Bob Saunders said, They have
changed the quality of the food so people can tell there is a
different company here."
ARA replaced Scrvomation as the campus food service last
spring after a Student Government study found Servamation's
ARA has made some decor changes in the Pine Room by
putting in tablecloths, new window treatments to increase the
amount of natural light" in the building and some new
paneling. They also have installed a "Greenhouse" salad and
sandwich bar in the Student Union snack bar.
"I'm pleased with the capital improvements they have
made. The Greenhouse is a welcome addition. Plus, ARA has
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made many of the improvements with their own money,"
However, Saunders said he is not pleased with ARA's
refund policy for board plans or with the company's
pamphlet. Under ARA's refund policy a student who buys a
board plan cannot receive a refund unless he drops out of
school or begins eating at the training table. Students who
pledge a fraternity or a sorority will not get a refund.
"We feel it is our responsibility to tell students who plan to
rush not to buy the board plan. I'm going to all the fraternities
and sororities and ask them to tell rushees not to buy the board
plan," Saunders said.
ARA's dining service director at UNC, Dan Rarnmage,' said
ARA wanted to offer the lowest possible board rates and only
by offering no refunds on the board plans could they do it.
"If we're going to offer board plans at prices this low we
can't also offer refunds. The missed meal factor increases at
the end of the semester and that's what allows us to offer such
low prices. Therefore we can't offer refunds."
Saunders is also displeased with the brochure sent to
freshmen this summer and the contract attached to it. 1
"When they first put it out, ARA didn't consult with us.
But they were pushed for time," he said.
The Student Consumer Action Union is studying the
brochure and the attached application for a board contract,
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I'm scrry cvcrylWng has to be torn
up," junior Greg Hcncycutt said cf the
campus . construction
pretty t'Iy right now.
Jim Wainer screed. "It's
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UNC to find several f ;;rts cf campus
torn up by construction and renovation.
It's a rr.t:s, students cgree, but th:y
ccr.:-de that the cr.ly thirg they can do
is live uiih it.
The crrpuj dlurray has Nen caused
by sevir::! University ccnstructicn
projects in different staren of
development. Some are near
cem;!::icr. O'.hcrs arc fcardy izsi the
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By STEPHANIE BIRCHER
Fewer black freshmen will enroll at
UNC this year than did last year, even
though more applied and were accepted,
according to projected Figures from
some University officials.
Hayden B. Renwick, associate dean of
the College of Arts and Sciences,
estimated a decrease "somewhere
between 30 and 40 (students) or 11
Last year, black students constituted
7.5 percent of the student body. There
were 409 black freshmen. Renwick said
he would know in three weeks, or after
registration ends, exactly how many
black freshmen are enrolled this year.
The University's minority recruiting
techniques and uncertainty abouu
i 'uncial .aid are the reasons for the '
decline in enrollment, he said.
Assistant Director of Undergraduate
Admissions Colin E. Rustin, who is
responsible for recruiting minorities,
agreed with Renwick about financial aid
uncertainty, but not recruiting.
"We've got terrific recruiting
techniques," he said. "But the biggest -stumbling
block is not a real
commitment from the Student Aid
Office (to give black students funds)
until after they (black students) are
Rustin said blacks choose to attend
other universities for the same reasons
white students do. They may find a
school that offers a better department in
their major, better scholarships or more
desirable size and location.
"As far as recruitment goes, we're
going to increase the number of students
who visit our campus, to get them to
interact with the student body and see
our campus, maybe spend a night in a
dorm," Rustin said.
"We're still in the first generation of
: black and Indian students. This is just
the beginning," he said.
But Renwick said he is concerned
about the caliber of black students the
University is enrolling.
"The students we're missing are the
ones that scored over 1000 on the SAT,"
he said. "This year, only 15 percent of
the total number of black freshmen
(accepted) scored more than '1000. So
we're not getting the top black students
here. There needs to be a clearer
relationship between admissions and
"We're going to have to find a way to
upgrade the time element in the
notification of minority students
concerning the financial aid package,"
he said. Renwick added he believes early
notification of aid would increase
enrollment of top black students.
Rustin said he was looking forward to
seeing what newly appointed Student
Aid Director Eleanor Saunders Morris
would do with current financial aid
- 'Morris sdd she hopes to have
financial aid notices distributed earlier
this year. "We will get out notices
somehow somewhat earlier this year,"
she said, but she said that because she
was new, she had no real plans yet. "It's
a problem that all students suffer from,
not just minority students" she said.
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By DAVID TEAGUE
late 'applicants unlikely
Students who missed the March 1 11
application deadline for financial aid 1 ''
will have a slim chance of receiving ;
money for the 1980-1981 academic year, N
Student Aid Director Eleanor Morris
said last week. -
"We simply ran out of money," said
Morris, who replaced former director
William Geer earlier this month. "Most
of the people who applied after the
preference deadline will be let down. .
"There may still be a few who applied
after that deadline who will get it,
depending on how quickly their folders were completed, but if
they haven't heard from us by now, they probably didn't
receive any money."
Morris said reasons for lack of funding include:
a 30 percent increase m the number ot siuusiu applying
a reduction in the amount of money the Student Aid
Office received from the federal government.
a reduction in the Basic Educational Opportunity Grants,
which are awarded based on financial need.
a reduction in the amount of money parents can
contribute because of inflation.
"So far this year, 7,265 financial aid applications have been
received," Morris said. "At the same time last year 6,209 had
"We have not gotten enough money from the federal
government to support these increases. Also a reduction of $50
in student BEOG allocations has affected about 3,000
Morris said the University made up for the reduction in'
BEOG, which further depleted the office's funds.
She also said no more money currently is av ailable from the
federal government. "Each year the government takes funds
that may have been left over from the last school year and
redistributes them. But it doesn't appear that we will qualify
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By RLTIXCA McCGIIMia;
With the annual August jump in
riders cn Chapel Hill bu$ under way,
town transportation officials arc
predicting the recent 62 percent increase
in bus fz:t ui'.l net affect riJ-nh-p.
I:;! Cal'ahan, asshunt director of
Chapel Hill's Transportation
Department, sill riderihip continued to
grow during the mor.ih cf iu!y v.hcn the
new rates uer.t into effect.
Cut Student Body President Boh
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Saunders, however, does see a shift to
more students buying parking stickers.
"We arc rcecivmg more applications for
permits than ever before. There ha: been
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