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Thursday, June 10, 1982 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Tar HeelRachael Horovitz
ERA marches in Raleigh Sunday
.. .heard Governor Hunt call for referendum
ERA march in Raleigh
brings call for state vote
By LYNNE THOMSON
. Staff Writer
The maneuvering to get a referendum on
the June 29 primary ballot will be reminis
cent of the way Huey Long passed laws in
Louisiana but if Gov. Jim Hunt gets his way
the voters of North Carolina may get their
say on the Equal Rights Amendment.
In a speech to 7,500 ERA supporters in
Raleigh Sunday, Hunt vowed to try every
thing possible to get the state to ratify the
proposed amendment as it draws to its mid
night June 30 deadline.
Everything for the governor includes a ref
erendum, though Hunt's legal advisor Jack
L. Cozort said that constitutionally there's no
way to make it binding on the Legislature.
The obstacles for getting even a nonbind
ing referendum on the ballot are formidable.
State Board of Elections head Alex K.
Brock called the proposal off the wall and
said Hunt would not only have to convince
the Legislature to vote for holding the refer
endum, but also to bypass 12 to 15 technical
requirements such as absentee ballots and
public notice. The referendum bill would
probably provide for paper balloting even in
those 62 counties of the states which use
The governor may also have to find his
way around federal Voting Rights Act re
quirements that the federal Justice Depart
ment approve placing anything on the ballot,
a process that can take 60 days.
The governor has the power to call the
legislature into session, Cozart said, so he
could arrange for them to be in Raleigh
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Orange County voters will go to the polls
June 29 to pick a sheriff and decide which
candidates will go on to the November gen
eral election in races for Congress, state
Senate and the Orange County Board of
Commissioners. A referendum on increasing
state legislative terms from two to four years
and a slate of county Board of Education
candidates also will be on the June 29
This survey of the candidates and the
issues was compiled from interviews by
staff writers Jennifer. Cargal, Bob Kimpleton, -Mickey
Weaver, Scott Wharton and Edith
The Congressional Race
Although none of the three candidates
for the fourth district congressional seat
have singled out one issue as the integral
part of their campaigns, all agreed that the
national economy will be a key issue in the
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y Former UNC athletic director Bill Cobey
and former airline pilot Leo Tew are com
peting for the Republican nomination, The
primary winner will challenge incumbent
Democrat Ike Andrews in the general elec
tion Nov. 2.
Andrews, of Cary, who is running for his
sixth consecutive term as congressman,
said this week he was confident that his
challenger in the general election would be
Cobey. Money and the support of the
powerful Congressional . Club will give
Cobey a heavy advantage, Andrews said.
Andrews, who is unopposed in the
Democratic primary, said the economy
would be the key issue in the fall race.
Tew and Cobey also said the economy
would be an important issue in the race.
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6 Douglas (above) demonstrates polo'
form atop Bucharoo, while UNC summer
student Bonny Kyle (left), tries her own
on a more lively steed. Douglas, a water
color painter originally from Weldon,
brought his string of 20 ponies to the Tri
angle in hopes of introducing polo to
area universities. '
Support of the president's policies and
lower interest rates also will be big issues m
the fall, said Tew of Raleigh.
Cobey, of Chapel Hill, agreed with Tew.
saying keeping inflation and interest rates
down as well as balancing the federal
budget will be important.
Cobey ran for lieutenant governor in
1980, receiving 48 percent of the vote in the
state in losing to incumbent Jimmy Creeiv
One factor in the fall election will be the
new congressional district lines. The new
fourth district consists of Wake, Orange,
Chatham, Randolph and FrankJin counties,
Durham County, a strong area in the past
for Andrews, no longer is in the district.
Orange county was added to the district in
the 1981 redisricting.
State Legislative Races
Education, the economy, pay freezes
and public utility rates are among the
issues important to Democratic candidates
for the two 16th district state Senate nom
inations. Four Democrats will run for two slots in
the November 2 general election. There
will be no Republican primary, as only two
Republicans have filed.
The two Republicans are P.H. Craig of
Chapel Hill and Alan V. Pugh of Asheboro.
There also will be no primary or genera)
election for the new 24th House district,
which covers Chatham and Orange coun
ties, because incumbent Democrats Joe
Hackney and Anne Barnes, both of Chapel
Hill, were the only candidates filing for the
Candidates for the Senate seats include
powerful incumbent Russell Walker,
D-Randolph, Wanda Hunt of Pinehurst and
Don Stanford and J. William Blue jr, both
of Chapel Hill.
The new , Senate district includes
Chatham, Moore and Randolph counties,
as well as most of Orange county.
Walker gives the economy top priority -as
the Asheboro Democrat seeks a fifth term,
he said this week. He is the only incumbent
Senate candidate in the district. Sen.
Charles E. Vickery, D-Orange, is not seeking
Walker said he also is .concerned with
federal cuts in education and human ser
vices: Hunt, a Moore County school board
member, said she is stressing the environ
ment, the economy, drug and alcohol
abuse and education in her campaign.
She said she also is in favor of stricter en
forcement of drunk driving laws.
Stanford, a Chapel Hill attorney, said he
is concerned with high unemployment in
Chatham, Randolph and Moore counties,
as well as the rising costs of utilities. The
state's fuel clause, which allows utilities to
pass fuel cost changes to customers with
approval of the N.C. Utilities Commission,
should be wiped off the books, Stanford
He said he is for environmental conser
vation, including strict control over hazar-
. See RACES on page 3