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Volume 91, Issue 133
Wednesday, February 15, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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From staff reports
With all the votes tabulated this morn
ing, Paul Parker had established an
849-vote lead over James Exum in the
race for student body president, but had
not captured the majority of votes needed
to avoid a runoff election.
In the race for Daily Tar Heel editor,
Jeff Hiday held a 108-vote lead over
Christine Manuel; however, the possibili
ty of a runoff between the two was ques
tionable due to a possible disqualification
Out of about 5,350 votes, Parker had
received 2,156, Exum had 1,307. They
were followed by Greg Hecht who had
674 votes; Chip Medlin with 573, Susan
Gaddy with 195 and Frank Winstead with
In the DTH race, Hiday had ac
cumulated 2,072 votes; Manuel, 1,964.
John Conway had 701 votes followed by
Winstead with 238.
With 75 percent of the vote in, Parker
said he was "absolutely" pleased with the
results. "People were saying a non
political couldn't do well, and I hope
we're on our way to proving them
wrong," he said.
He said he planned no changes in his
strategy in a runoff contest with Exum.
"I think the difference (between the can
didates) will be much more evident, and
I'm very positive about what those dif
Exum said he was pleased as well with
the evening's early returns. "We could
have hoped for a larger turnout," he
said, "but we're looking very much for
ward to a one-on-one campaign between
Paul Parker and myself."
Exum stressed moderate changes in his
campaign strategy between now and
February 21. "We will do a lot better job
of getting out of the people and
distinguishing who really has experience
in student government," he said..
Greg Hecht said he would actively
campaign for one of the runoff can
didates, but declined to specify which.
Chip Medlin characterized his un
successful campaign as "fun and easygo
ing. No matter what the outcome, I'm
still going to be involved in student
government," he said. Medlin also said
he was glad the required 20 percent of the
student body turned out to validate the
Student Television proposal.
"My chances to win were bombed
when my petitions weren't turned in,"
said write-in candidate Mark Dalton on
his poor showing. "I gave it my best shot,
I'm a little disappointed, but it's not a
major disappointment in my life. There
are other things I can do in student
government," he said.
By 1 a.m. even Winstead conceded that
it looked like a possible Exum-Parker
"I'm happy the way I ran the cam
paign," Winstead said. "I gave the peo
ple a real alternative. But the vote totals
indicated they (students) were happy with
the old system."
Parker and Exum expressed slightly
different notions on how to maintain
their present momentum.
"People have been great and support
has just been steamrolling," Parker said.
"If we can keep things going for the next
week, we'll be fine."
"I hope that those people who voted
for the other candidates (Tuesday) will
see that I was more similar to those can
didates," Exum said, "and when they
come out on the 21st, they will have a
candidate in me."
In the DTH editor's race, Hiday may
be disqualified for submitting his cam
paign expenditure sheet after the specified
All three of Hiday's opponents have
expressed support in a letter to the editor
to keep Hiday's name on the ballot.
At the halfway mark in the tabulation
process, Conway said he was surprised at
how far he was trailing Jeff and
"We are surprised and hopeful that we
can close the gap a little more with the
North Campus vote," Conway said.
"But the trend right now seems to be
The outlook for Hiday and Manuel
seemed brighter as the two stayed fairly
close throughout the evening, with
Manuel holding an edge of a couple of
percentage points over Hiday.
"It's closer than I thought it would
be," Hiday said. "If there's a runoff it
shows we need to get out there and work
even harder. I think the staff is excited
about meeting that challenge."
Hiday noted one thing which had made
a strong impression on him: the impor
tance of electing the editor of the DTH.
"It's a very productive cycle of
students expressing their desires as to
what they want from their paper and the
candidates being forced to meet those
demands," he said. "I think it's wonder
ful we do it this way."
"It's what I'd expected, and what I'd
hoped for," Manuel said, who pulled an
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may disqualify candidates
By MARK STINNEFORD
The Elections Board will " probably
meet today to determine whether to dis
qualify Daily Tar Heel editor candidate
Jeff Hiday and Carolina Athletic
Association president candidates Jeff
Byrd and Mike Barnhill for submitting
campaign expenditure reports late, board
chairman Andy Sutherland said early this
. f 'They have ..submitted JalfinanciaL
statements," Sutherland said. "There are
technical, legal grounds for disqualifica
tion." The General Election Laws state that
all candidates must submit financial state
ments by 5 p.m. of the day of the elec
tion. Sutherland created confusion during
election returns in Great Hall Monday
when he announced he was disqualifying
the three candidates from their races. He
later rescinded his decision, stating that it
was up to the Elections Board to deter
mine whether to disqualify the candidates.
"My error was to take it upon myself
(to disqualify the candidates)."
Sutherland said he was shocked that
candidates for campuswide office would
fail to follow clearly stated campaign re
quirements. Hiday said his financial statement was
submitted 35 to 40 minutes late because
of communications problems between
himself and his campaign treasurer.
"Turning in a financial statement 35 to
40 minutes late does not materially effect
the election,". Hiday said.
"""Elections were also hampered by mis
prints in balloting instructions delivered
to polling sites, Sutherland said.
Because of a misprint on instructions
for the referendum on a special fee in
crease to support Student Television, a
few students punched the wrong hole on
their ballots, Sutherland said. While the
problem was cleared up within a half
hour of the opening of polls, Sutherland
said he was unsure what affect the prob
lem would have on the validity of the
A similar problem occurred on instruc
tions for voters in the Campus Governing
Council race in District 15 (Morrison,
James). Because of a misprint, some
students voting for Marshall Mills or
Chuck Vocelle punched the same hole on
the ballots, Sutherland said. While only
36 votes were cast before the error was
discovered, the election may have to be
held again, he said.
Balloting instructions also incorrectly
labeled a proposed Student Activities Fee
increase as $1.25 per semester rather than
the actual $1.50 per semester. The error
was not discovered prior to the closing of
polls, Sutherland said. He said he was un
sure of what effect the misprint would
have on the referendum.
Sutherland said there were also a few
problems with students not following
proper voting procedures. Some voters
attempted to vote at the wrong polling
stations, and others had their votes void
ed when they marked write-in candidates
on the voting-instructions rather than on
Sutherland said he was surprised at the
high voter turnout in the campus elec
tions; about 5,350 students went to the
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Edmundson and Stafford
lead in CAA, RHA races
Paul Parker, top photo (center), celebrates with supporters while
leading James Exum in student body president elections returns Tues
day night. Above, Christine Manuel (center) and supporters wait for
'DTH' editor elections returns. Right photo, Jeff Hiday (left) discusses
election laws with Elections Board chairman Andy Sutherland.
From staff reports
With 75 percent of the votes counted,
Carolina Athletic Association presiden
tial candidate Jennie Edmundson was
well on her way to the majority needed
for a victory with 1 ,759 votes.
Jeff Byrd was running a distant second
with 636 votes. Will Conner followed
closely behind with 620 votes, Frank
Winstead, 231 votes and Mike Barnhill,
In the Residence Hall Association
presidential race, Mark Stafford had
1,853 votes to Frank Winstead's 317.
Throughout the evening, Edmundson
held a strong lead in the same race for
CAA president. With 53 percent of the
vote in, she said she was pleased she was
ahead, but her real concern was whether
there would be a run-off election.
CAA presidental candidates Jeff Byrd
and Mike Barnhill face possible dis
qualification today by the Election Board
for failing to submit their financial
statements by the 5 p.m. deadline on
"I did not turn in my financial state
ment because my understanding was that
we had 96 hours to complete it," Barnhill
Byrd said he misunderstood the pro
ceedings, also. "I thought it was 48
hours," he said "I was out campaigning
late last night and I called one of my cam
paign managers at 6 a.m. Tuesday morn
ing. He said I had 24 hours and I took
that to mean the next day."
Byrd said he would appeaj the decision
to the Student Supreme Court and
declined to make any other comments
about the situation.
Barnhill said he thought the decision
was "fair and square" and did not plan
to appeal the decision. "The by-laws need
to be upheld," he said. "Unfortunately,
I'm just a victim of the situation, but I
think it was a very fair decision."
Conner said it was unfortunate that
Byrd and Barnhill could be disqualified.
"I feel bad that they put so much time
and money into it. I'm sure it$ very
upsetting for them," he said.
Edmundson said she could see both
sides of the issue. "On one side, you have
the candiates who put a lot of time and
effort into the campaign and on the other
side is the election board. It's a no-win
situation," she said.
SEE CAARHA on page 3
Chinese ambassador recommends U.S. trade increases
By KEITH BRADSHER
The United States should increase trade with the
People's Republic of China and cut ties with Taiwan,
Zhang Wenjin, the Chinese ambassador to the
United States, said here Tuesday.
, "The Taiwan question is a main obstacle to China
U.S. relations," he said. "The government of the
People's Republic of China is the sole, legitimate
government of China.
"There is only one China. Taiwan is part of
; Sponsored by the UNC Office of International
Programs as the fourth of the Great Decisions '84
lecture series, the speech Tuesday night in 100
Hamilton Hall attracted about 450 students, faculty
and area residents. Zhang also spoke Tuesday morn
ing at a news conference in Morehead Building.
Zhang is one of the highest-ranking foreign
dignitaries ever to visit Chapel Hill as an official
guest of the University. That the visit took place
"recognizes the increased importance of interna
tional education to the University," said Joseph
Tulchin, director of the Office of International Pro
grams. The Unites States is interfering in the domestic af
fairs of China by continuing to supply Taiwan with
arms, Zhang said. Foreign countries should not seek
to hinder the reunification of Taiwan and mainland
"The people of Taiwan are our fellow coun
trymen," he said. Under reunification proposals of
fered by the Chinese government in Beijing, Taiwan
"can retain much of its character and keep much of
its social system... Far from losing anything, Taiwan
will stand to gain."
The expansion of Sino-U.S. trade since the two na
tions restored diplomatic relations in 1979 has been
rapid. But U.S. trade legislation has helped prevent
trade between the U.S. and China from reaching a
level proportional to the population and productive
resources of both countries, he said.
"Outdated U.S. trade legislation is discriminating
against China and needs amending," he said. "There
is still much legislation considering China as a hostile
China should receive at least the same treatment as
such communist countries as Yugoslavia, he said.
Western exports to China should not be screened
tightly for military applications by COCOM, a Paris
based intergovernmental organization that regulates
the export of military technology to the Soviet Unteo
and Eastern Bloc countries.
China seeks neither to create a trade surplus with
the United States nor to take jobs from U.S.
workers, he said. In fact, China has bought more
from the United States than it has sold, while trade
creates new jobs for U.S. workers. But for trade to
continue to expand, the United States must accept
more imports from China. "China must sell more in
order to buy more from you."
In 1983 China was the source of less than 1 percent
of all U.S. imports and provided only a fraction of
textile imports, he said.
China and the United States are at different stages
of economic development and thus do not compete
directly in trade, Zhang said. "China is still a
developing country, and the living standard is quite
low. That's why wefwant the modernization."
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