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copyright 1984 The Daily Tar Heei Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 92, Issue 5 Tuesday, October 2, 1984 Chapel Hill, North Carolina Sfs2w24H63
By MIKE ALLEN
Registered voters living on North
Campus may find voting Nov. 6 a chore
because of the structuring of precincts
in Chapel Hill. Residents of Alex
ander, Aycock, Carr, Cobb, Connor,
Everett, Graham, Grimes, Joyner,
Lewis, Mangum, Manly, Ruffin, Stacy
and Winston residence halls have to
vote at the UNC General Administra
tion Building, one mile south of campus
on Raleigh Road.
One reason for this, according to
Orange County Board of Elections
Chairman Peg Parker, is the need to
locate the polling site in a public
building convenient to Chapel Hill
residents as well as students in the
Another reason is a change of
boundaries in the Country Club pre
cinct last fall which resulted in an L
shaped Greenwood precinct, where
most of North Campus is located. This
put the polling site in the corner of the
precinct, not centrally located for on
David Venable, chairman of the
Student Government committee which
is sponsoring a voter registration drive
Oct. 1-5, said Student Government may
look into the possibility of working with
North Campus dormitory governments
to arrange carpools or other forms of
transportation to and from the polling
site on Nov. 6. Venable said his
committee would also call all students
who registered to tell them where they
Shannon Friend, head of the Resi
dence Hall Association voter registra
tion drive, said she "could see it (the
polling location) having an effect on
voter turnout." Friend said RHA may
look into renting vans if necessary, but
stressed it would depend largely on the
number of students who registered to
Student Body President Paul Parker
said the location of the polls may be
a type of discrimination against
"All you have to do is look at it to
see it will be a problem," Parker said.
He added that Student Government
would watch the situation and take
appropriate measures if needed to help
the student turnout rate.
An official at the Orange County
Board of Elections said the polling
location was not designed with students
primarily in mind, and would not be
a problem because of the already low
student voter turnout at past elections.
Residents of Avery, Ehringhaus,
Hinton-James, Morrison, Parker,
Teague and Whitehead dormitories live
in the Country Club precinct and can
vote in Fetzer Gym.
The East Franklin precinct includes
Alderman, Kenan, Mclver, Old East,
Old West and Spencer residence halls.
Residents of this precinct can vote at
the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on
Any student with questions or com
plaints may contact the Board of
Elections at 144 E. Margaret Lane,
Hillsborough, or call 967-925 1 .
Derby Day goal
By RUTHIE PIPKIN
What can jumping on a trampoline
for 72 hours, hunting for derby hats,
chugging beer and selling T-shirts and
raffle tickets add up to besides nine days
If expected goals are reached, those
activities and more can add up to a
$20,000 contribution to the Ronald
McDonald House in Chapel Hill, said
Tim Severt, organizer of the events for
Derby Days sponsor Sigma Chi
A national Sigma Chi fund-raiser,
Derby Days began as a take-off of the
Kentucky Derby and was first held at
UNC in 1945.
"Here it has grown to be the largest
fund-raising event on campus," Severt
Jordan complains of Carrington's advertisements
By TOM CONLON
Editor's note: This is one of a series
of articles focusing on campaigns for
the November elections.
PITTSBORO While expressing
confidence in his campaign for lieuten
ant governor, state Sen. Bob Jordan (D
Montgomery) continued to question
Republican challenger John Carring
ton's television advertising campaign
and qualifications for public office.
Without mentioning Carrington by
name, Jordan accused him of avoiding
opportunities to speak at forums and
resorting to distorted advertising tactics.
Jordan, in an interview at the Fear
rington House restaurant prior to a $50-per-person
fund-raiser, criticized Car-
nngton's ad depicting Jordan as sott on
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Candidate Ferraro: Hunt defended
is helping McDonald House
said. "The past three years (combined)
weVe raised way over $40,000."
Last year's Derby Days made about
$16,000 for its charity, the Leukemia
Society of America.
With 14 sororities competing in seven
categories, including fund raising, field
games, house decorating and dressing
Sigma Chis in costumes of Jungle Book
characters, Derby Days finale takes
place Friday when a winning sorority
house will be announced and all the
money will be tallied.
"With all our collective resources we
can really make a big contribution,"
Severt said. "Everyone loves to help out,
everyone gets such a good feeling
knowing you're making an impact."
The Ronald McDonald House in
Chapel Hill will offer housing to parents
"Two years ago, district attorneys
came before the General Assembly and
said the defined amount of marijuana
to constitute a felony conviction was
too low to push for convictions.
"They asked us to change the law
(requiring a higher amount of posses
sion) so we could get more convictions
which I supported and he (Car
rington) used that issue to say I was
soft on marijuana," Jordan said.
Jordan questioned Carrington's
political loyalty to North Carolina. "My
opponent lived in North Carolina eight
years before registering to vote," he said.
"He had to register last January to be
able to file his candidacy. He's had no
previous experience in public service."
Abortion and child pornography
have also sparked exchanges between
but Mondale hardly mentioned
and families of seriously ill children
staying in N.C. Memorial Hospital.
Today the sororities decorate their
houses, tomorrow the costumed Sigma
Chis will visit children in NCMH and
the University Baptist Church day-care
center, Thursday the sisters and pledges
will hunt for derbies and Friday they
will compete in field games.
Until 5:30 p.m. Thursday, when all
money is due, the sororities will
continue selling raffle tickets, tumblers,
picture frames and hot dogs, hosting
pancake breakfasts and sponsoring jail-a-thons
The 72-hour trampoline-a-thon done
each year by the brothers usually raises
more money than any other event,
Severt said. "We try to make this week
as fun as possible while we raise money.'
the candidates. Jordan said he sup
ported state-funded abortions for low
income mothers who met qualifying
conditions in cases of rape or incest,
and added that Carrington wrongly
accused him of supporting abortion on
demand. Carrington has said he
opposed government funding of abor
tions and would favor an amendment
which banned the practice.
Responding to charges from Carring
ton that the state and Jordan had
not adequately punished child porno
graphers, Jordan said North Carolina's
child pornography laws were among the
toughest in the nation.
"I supported the initial bill which
passed in the 1983 session," he said.
"During that time, someone else intro
duced a child pornography bill where
portions of the legislation were uncon
By TOM CONLON
RALEIGH Attacking the Reagan
administration on education, econom
ics, social issues and defense while
giving sparse reference to running mate
Walter Mondale, Democratic vice
presidential hopeful Geraldine Ferraro
campaigned on behalf of the Mondale
Ferraro and Jim Hunt for Senate
campaigns yesterday in downtown
After Gov. Jim Hunt introduced Rep.
Ferraro, D-N.Y., and praised her for
standing up for her beliefs, Ferraro took
the podium before a crowd of about
6,000 on Fayetteville Street Mall amidst
chants of "Gerry, Gerry" and "Five
Ferraro praised Hunt's leadership
and accomplishments in education,
economic development and job crea
tion. "This year we have Jim Hunt
a moderate leader in touch with the
people of this state," she said. "There
is an extremist right-wing ideology out
of line with the people of North
Carolina . . . and come January the
senior senator (Jesse Helms) from
North Carolina will be out of a job."
Attacking Helms indirectly, Ferraro
said North Carolina did "not want
leaders who light communism in Cen
tral America by death squads and
murdering nuns . . . who smear the
good name of Martin Luther King Jr.
and who drag their feet on the Voting
"I resent it when politicians drag
down a good name to bring up their
"We dont want leaders who spend
By TIM BROWN
Students attending Democratic vice
presidential candidate Geraldine Ferra
ro's visit to Raleigh yesterday may have
come away wondering who her running
Ferraro, speaking before an esti
mated 6,000 people at the Fayetteville
Street Mall, spent the majority of her
30-minute speech praising Gov. Jim
Hunt in addition to attacking the
Reagan administration and mentioned
Democratic presidential candidate Fritz
Mondale only twice.
" But if the cheers from the crowd were
indicative, Mondale was hardly missed.
"I'm here because I like Geraldine
By FRANK BRUNI
Abortion is a deeply personal matter
that should not be made a political issue,
author John Irving told a packed
Memorial Hall audience last night.
Irving's UNC speech, sponsored by
the Union Forum Committee, is one
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stitutional. I voted against it for that
reason again used by my opponent
by saying I didnt support child por
If elected, Jordan said his primary
goal would be to run the N.C. Senate
efficiently, balance committees properly
and use legislative talent in its best form.
Reducing the number of committees to
make legislators more specialized would
benefit the legislative process in time
and expertise, he said.
Jordan, who defeated former N.C.
House speaker Carl Stewart in the May
8 Democratic primary, said Stewart has
been very helpful in his campaign and
provided many resources to ensure
Jordan's victory. He said the campaign
has also received help from supporters
of former gubernatorial candidate
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their time opposing the genocide
treaty," Ferraro said. "The right-wing
ideologists say they dont want the
nation to be accountable to the World
Court. When it comes to genocide, I
think every country should be held
President Reagan's pro-family cam
paign theme also drew hard-hitting
rhetoric from Ferraro, who contrasted
the administration's pro-family theme
with cuts in school lunch and day care
programs. "It's not pro-family when
kids get sick and go hungry," she said.
"This country will clean house in
November. This administration says it
is for a balanced budget but has racked
up $200 billion deficits the largest
in history. Their motto is: 'We make
money the old fashioned way we
"This administration cuts the poor
and the elderly first," she said. "I say
Social Security is a contract and the
elderly have a right to live in dignity."
Ferraro said Reagan gains in educa
tion were as illusory as the president's
recent proposal to make a teacher the
first non-astronaut to ride the Space
Shuttle. "This administration wants to
cut education funds, yet launch a
teacher into space," Ferraro said. "I say
let's help students and teachers here on
She also took issue with Reagan's
toxic waste policies, lack of concern for
unemployment and his ignoring equal
rights policies for women. "When I take
the oath of office for my second term
of vice president, I want to support a
constitution that includes the Equal
Rights Amendment," she said.
Ferraro," one N.C. State student said.
"I dont care about Walter Mondale
While the identity of Ferraro's
running mate may have been unclear,
her purpose for being in North Carolina
was not. The U.S. Senate race between
Hunt and Republican Sen. Jesse Helms
has drawn national attention, and
Ferraro made sure to show her support
for Hunt. "In Jim Hunt we have a
moderate leader in touch with the times
and the people of North Carolina,"
About 30 UNC students participated
in a rally that included students from
several surounding schools. The rally
began on the State campus and pro
of a series intentionally synchronized
with the final weeks of the presidential
and congressional campaigns.
Irving linked his statements on
abortion to readings from his forthcom
ing novel, The Cider House Rules,
which will be published in June. The
book portrays life at a rural Maine
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"Polls indicate we are doing very well
except that there are a lot of undecided
voters out there," Jordan said. "One
reason is I'm still a new candidate
statewide, and well be using media
advertising to correct that."
Jordan said the lieutenant governor's
race was being overshadowed by the
U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races.
"About $4.3 million will be spent
among them all in the next six weeks,
and it's more difficult to be visible with
that many political ads running at the
same time," Jordan said.
"We are not taking anything for
granted. A landslide presidential elec
tion could affect the other races where
in the past it has not affected a
lieutenant governor's race."
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Putiin on tha ritz
People who were contacted to
be extras in the Kenan Stadium
picture for the 'DTH fall fashion
preview should meet at the "DTH'
office at 4:30 p.m.
"Ronald Reagan has no idea of the
pain his policies have caused this
country," Ferraro said. "He tells
unemployed people to check the want
ads but the problem is the unem
ployed dont get the foreign newspapers
where the jobs are listed."
Pointing out a remark of Vice
President George Bush from a cam
paign stop in Columbus, Ohio., in
which he said people who put money
in the wallet and take it out are those
who win elections, Ferraro replied:
"This tells us of the selfishness this
administration has. Of course we care
about money, but this is an election,
not an auction and the U.S. govern
ment is not up for sale to the highest
bidder. There's nothing in George
Bush's wallet that says to care for the
disadvantaged ... to search for peace
... to stop the arms race."
Raleigh Mayor Avery Upchurch
presented Ferraro with the key to the
city and praised her candidacy. Also
speaking at the event were state Sen.
Bob Jordan, Democratic candidate for
lieutenant governor, former Gov. Terry
Sanford, former U.S. Sen. Robert
Morgan and former Raleigh mayor
Anti-abortionist demonstrators and
Reagan Helms supporters held signs
reading "Yankee Go Home" and "We
politely beg to differ." A person dressed
as a bear held a sign "16 Million Babies
Will Never Hug A Teddy Bear."
Supporters of Ferraro held signs
reading "Dump the unholy trinity
Reagan, Helms, Falwell Vote Fritz"
and "Catholics for Ferraro."
ceeded down Hillsborough Street to the
Fayetteville Street Mall, cheering the
Democratic candidates all the way.
UNC senior Sharon Moylan from
Raleigh said she was there because she
liked Ferraro. "Geraldine Ferraro's
nomination was the best thing that
happened to me all summer," she said.
Others said they attended the rally
for the experience of being there in
person. "Nothing can compare with
being here," said senior Ed Tharrington
Many said they were impressed by
the image of toughness Ferraro pro
jected. "She is not ashamed to say what
she believes," Tharrington said.
orphanage in the first half of
century and takes as one of its main
characters an obstetrician connected
with the orphanage.
Irving said he could not help but
address the subject of abortion in
depicting the life of an orphan.
"What I discovered was that it was
inseparable in the understanding of
orphanages that were connected to their
own hospitals to see that the doctors
there were more sympathetic to per
forming abortions," Irving said.
Divorcing his own feelings, which he
said were "very complicated and very
personal," from his pro-choice stance,
Irving said, "I believe those persons with
religious beliefs are never to be
Irving nevertheless maintained that
church and state should not intermingle.
He pointed to the popular referendum
that legalized abortion in Italy, a
traditionally religious country, as a
good example. "Religion and legislation
should also be separate here," he said.
Irving made express his support for
the Mondale-Ferraro ticket. Irving
avoided delving into specific issues, but
the next president's probable appoint
ment of several Supreme Court justices
was implicit in his invocation of Article
VI of the U.S. Constitution. The article
forbids religious tests in gauging the
qualifications of government officials.
"No one will be appointed to the
Supreme Court who fails to pass
Reagan's religious test," Irving said.
Bringing the issue inside state boun
daries, Irving lamented the "incredible
logic" of Sen. Jesse Helms, who
supports both the Human Life Amend
ment and cuts in federal funding for
school lunches. Irving said the net result
of the two measures was to allow
unwanted children into the world and
then to renege on the responsibility to
provide for them.
"If you think that's humane," Irving
said, "youVe missed a beat."
Irving, whose five previous novels
include the award-winning The World
According to Garp, read two passages
from The Cider House Rules. The
selections dealt explicitly with the
question of abortion.
In a press conference yesterday
afternoon, Irving said he chose the
passages for political rather than literary
After reading the excerpts, which
illuminated the conflict between two
people on different sides of the abortion
dilemma, Irving concluded his speech
in an impartial vein.
"Whatever you feel," he said, "I hope
you feel strongly enough that you
register to vote."