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6The Daily Tar HooiMnday. October 28. 1985
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The long-awaited Yure Nmomma
party Thursday night drew a crowd
of about 1,00-0.
But ths party that was supposed
to feature the crowning of the 19S3
Homecoming queen left some
Teague residents disappointed and
When Mark Pavao, Carolina
Athletic Association president, made
the presentation, Teague residents
didn't get the anticipated crown, but
a mug with an inscription acknowl
edging Yure Nmomma as the 1983
queen. . .
"We are very disappointed," said
' Robert Radford, a senior Teague
resident, after the ceremony. "Ths
cup's great, but we want our crown!
"Every Homecoming queen
before us got a crown didn't they?"
Teague residents didn't know
before the party what the queen
would receive during the presenta
tion. And while they echoed Rad
ford's remarks that the cup was nice,
they said it wasn't what they
"Everyone in Teague thou::ikt we
lent. Mcafee and Ed UJ.V Futrell
accented the cup on behalf of Scott
Kendell and Steve "Yure Nmomma"
Latham, the 1933 escort and queen
who have graduated, Mcafee wore
a black tuxedo, and Futrell wore a
dress.' . '
". , (league) won the !5S3 Home-,
.coming queen to get a cup some
thing you can buy in Student
Stores," Futrell said. .
"They've (the CAA) done a good
job in recognizing us this year, but
it's the principle of the thing,"
Mcafee said - '
' "We put a lot of effort into it'
(Homecoming queen) that year. We
got about 200 votes just from Teague
alone. We showed just how apathetic
Pavao said the CAA derided on
Yure U.v.oroma stand-in Eddie Futrell with escort Uci'.h f.'.catee partying
the mug because it wanted something
it could place an inscription on, and
it wanted something that could be
placed in Teague's trophy case.
"We felt an inscribed mug would
be more appropriate," he said,
adding that he had tried to have a -crown
inscribed on the mug but was
unable to get it done on such short
Pavao worked with Wyatt Closs,
Campus Governing Council speaker,
in laying the groundwork for the
party. Teague residents wanted to be
recognized for what they'd done, and
i inev wanted to nian a nanv arouna
'the event that would be comparable
It was decided Yure Nmomma
;'ouId be recognized by the CAA,
but not necessarily with -a crown,
Pavao said. "
The ceremonjr Thursday night
essentially was a crowning, but
Pavao said crowning may have been
the wrong word to use.
"It was a misunderstanding if the '
guys at Teague thought they, were
. getting a crown," he said. "In 20
years, if the party is still going on,
it (the mug) will mean more, than
a crown. The inscription says what
Yure Nmomma was all about and
how it played a part in Rampage
The idea to sponsor Yure
Nmomma began as a joke which
later turned serious, said Kevin
Daugherty, Teague president
"We probably did more for Home
coming queen that year than anyone
else in the history of the University,
he said. , r
Daugherty and several other
Teague residents said they didnt like
this years Homecoming queen
selection process in which a commit
tee decided who the five finalists
"But ifs a better process than three
years ago," Daugherty said, "And it's
a whole lot better than last year."
The Homecoming queen process
should be set up with fraternities zr. 1
areas on campus sponsoring a :rl,
"That way it would be the p :ron
who is most popuhr an J who hrs
the most spirit," he J. "That's v. hit
Homecoming's all about.'1'
"Spirits" were certainly a p;rt cf
the Yure Nmomma party. Tec;';
showed up at Ehrirghau;;. field v.iih
coolers full of their favorite bevcr:;3
or with six prks in hand to I' t:n
to about six hours cf muc: ty
Specks, Bruce Fry and the Zi'.zz
Freshmen at the party had mixed
feelings about the party and v,hr.t
it was celebrating.
"Back home, nothing like th;t
would have happened," said Lea'
Emory, a freshman from Charl; : tcr.,
S.C Emory added that curio: ivj to
see the guy who was elected If:: in
coming queen was one cf t he re : ; ; . :
he went to the party.
Scott Hart, a v freshman f . ; :
Fayetteville, scii living H Tc
was his main reason fcr t ; l.'g t! :
IVe heard about Yure Kmc r.
piles ri've'beert'Kere.! he' :
honor and p:iI':j cf I.:,'' '
participate and attend."
Some people showed up because
of vhe publicity the party rccavei
when the CGC voted to override
Student Body President Patricia
Wallace's veto to provide funding fcr
Lisa Sawyer a senior from Envh,
was one of them. But she cho
remembered the I5S3 Homecoming.
"It didnt bother me like it did
other people, she said. "I thought
it was great that it (Yure Nmomms
election) could make a point about
how worthless Homecoming queen
seemed to be."
The number of people who turn:' J
out for the party was less than
expected, but it wasn't a bad crcx d,
Radford said after the crowning.
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Despite UNC's loss to Florida State, those who attended
the post-game party Saturday sponsored by Kappa Alpha
fraternity in Little Frat Court were still smiling and enjoying
Students, alumni and visitors packed into Little Frat Court
after the game to drink beer, socialize and celebrate the
Homecoming weekend while listening to the music of
Covacus, a Greensboro band.
, Ralph Blasey, a graduate student from Bethesda, Md.,
said the loss to FSU had no affect on the amount of partying
after the game. "Most people don't even know there was
a football game," he said
Kappa Alpha President Lou Baldwin said; "The"
Homecoming court party is always the best one of the year
because alumni show up in large numbers." -
Indeed, alumni and parents at the party danced and drank
with students as if they were still collegiates. Owen Spivy,
a 1976 graduate, said, "The court parties are still the same
people standing around drinking beer."
Tom Archie, who received an undergraduate degree in
1965 and a law degree in 1968 from UNC, said the court
parties had not changed much since he was in school. "They x
are still wild and woolly," he said. Archie has a freshman
Vernon Plettner. a 1965 graduate, said this year's
Homecoming party was much classier than those ' he
remembered from his times as a student. "We got drunker
and were louder," he said.
William Barnes, a 1981 graduate and former member of
Kappa Alpha, said the post-game court parties were a Kappa
Alpha tradition. He said the parties had not changed much,
except this year's crowd was calmer than when he was a
student. However, Barnes said he was still enjoying himself.
Benjy Mottcsheard, a 1985 graduate, said he thought the
party was great. He said this year's Homecoming, with its
return to tradition, meant more to him than past
Kcthy Merkel, a senior from Chapel Hill, also said she
liked the return to tradition. "I like it (the traditional
Homecoming) a lot better," she said. "There is a lot more
spirit this car."
Steven Zorn, a senior from Asheboro, said this year's
: Homecoming was much better than last year's. "There has
been a lot more parties and involvement in this year's
Homecoming. A tremendous number of alumni are
participating and are in frat court."
Thcj;h the party may not have been as rowdy as those
in U e pa t, no one in Little Frat Court seemed to mind.
Peer!; milled about the area engaging in numerous
conversations and making frequent toasts to the occasion
rr- t with the theme, "Let's party!"
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