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2The Daily Tar Heel Wednesday, January 27, 1988
Textile imidMSlhry improves
By STACI COX
A flood of foreign textile imports
in the 1980s threatened the survival
of the U.S. textile market, but the
industry is bouncing back with
modernized equipment and manufac
turing techniques, according to a
As a result, profits in the American
textile industry have increased about
1.6 percent since 1981, the report
In North Carolina, the country's
leading textile state, manufacturers
have upgraded facilities while
decreasing their work force, said Jane
Pritchard, public relations director
for the N.C. Textile Manufacturers
"It's not so much that production
has increased," Pritchard said, but
that a lot of companies disappeared
when the imports came, and there are
just fewer companies left to share the
A bill to protect U.S. manufactur
Former KICK leader
By CARRIE DOVE
The former grand dragon of the
N.C. Christian Knights of the Ku
Klux Klan, Carroll Crawford, filed
for candidacy in the Democratic
gubernatorial primary Monday,
prompting criticism from civil rights
"The kind of message this candi
dacy sends is a very negative one, and
it makes things worse," said Christina
Davis McCoy, community educator
for North Carolinians Against Racial
and Religious Violence.
Asserting that white supremacists
have the same rights as everyone else,
Crawford said, "If the NAACP
(National Association for the
By LYNNE McCLINTOCK
The Carolina Union is looking for
enthusiastic, dedicated students to
serve as Carolina Union president
during the 1988-89 academic term.
"We want somebody who has
demonstrated the ability to be ded
icated to whatever they have chosen
to do," Ellen Barnard, Carolina
Union co-president, said Monday.
The position is open to any inter
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ers passed in the House of Represen
tatives and will go to the Senate this
session, Pritchard said. Although
President Reagan has promised to
veto such a bill, textile manufacturers
hope to muster the support to
override a presidential veto, she said.
If passed, the bill would limit
import growth to one percent across
the board, said Frank Hill, chief of
staff for Rep. Alex McMillan, R-N.C.
The bill also would authorize the
president to take action against
countries that disregard the sanctions,
"North Carolina is the leading
textile state, and this bill could bring
jobs to the state and strengthen the
textile industries," Hill said.
While the bill would aid textile
manufacturers, it was not drafted as
"protectionist," but to make the
competition more equal, Hill said.
"Most textile manufacturers, espe
cially in apparel, need this protection
just to stay afloat," Pritchard said.
In 1980 the N.C. textile industry
Advancement of Colored People)
gets funding from the state, the
Christian Knights of the Ku Klux
Klan should get funding, too," he
McCoy said that civil rights groups
are not directly funded by the state.
"His candidacy is promoting an
attitude of acceptability of this
ideology," she said.
Fringe candidates such as Craw
ford will have little effect on the
elections, said Thad Beyle, UNC
professor of political science.
"They are not as strong as they used
to be," he said.
Likening the governor's job to the
position of grand dragon, Crawford
ested undergraduate student and
previous Carolina Union experience
is not needed. Applications are
available at the Union desk Jan. 20
through Feb. 4. The applications are
The Carolina Union president
serves as the chair of the Carolina
Union Activities Board, attends
Carolina Union functions and serves
as chairman of the Carolina Union
Board of Directors.
March 6 to April 23, 1988'
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directly employed about 333,800
textile workers, but a surge in foreign
imports reduced the work force to
296,400 workers by 1985, Pritchard
said. Last year, the number of textile
jobs in North Carolina jumped to
about 313,900, but the increase is
viewed as temporary, she said.
The textile industry produces an
enormous variety of materials, from
cloth and yarn to military helmets and
artificial arteries, Pritchard said.
Textile imports, excluding apparel,
comprise 9 percent of the U.S.
market, she said.
"That number is low, but clothes
make up a major part of the textile
market," Pritchard said. "Trying to
make a case excluding clothes, where
foreign goods make over half the U.S.
market, is ridiculous."
This year furniture producers
expect a slight increase in sales and
a reduction in furniture imports,
which could mean a good year for
the furniture industry, said Marty
Reddean, director of market research
runes for governor
said his Klan experience would help
him as governor.
"The U.S. government is basically
similar to the government of the
Christian Knights," said Crawford, a
self-employed mechanic from Mount
The Klan's grand dragon is a
position with responsibilities equiva
lent to a state governorship, Craw
Crawford called himself the can
didate of the working people.
"All the politicians are rich lawyers,
and we don't have any people in the
government that are of the working
class," Crawford said.
Crawford paid the $1,050 filing fee
Carolina Union president
The Carolina Union Board of
Directors, comprised of 15 student
members and four faculty members,
oversees Union policy, determines
building space allocation and
approves selection of Activities Board
Applicants will be interviewed by
a Board of Directors committee on
Feb. 5. The committee will recom
mend a group of students to be
interviewed by the entire Board of
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for the American Furniture Market
Association (AFMA). The Sears
retail store chain pledged to use more
domestic goods over the next year,
and this trend seems to be spreading
to other retailers, Reddean said.
"Unlike most textile industries, the
AFMA is calling for free trade,
especially with Canada," Reddean
Although N.C. retailers try to buy
domestic goods, it is often difficult,
said Fran Preston, vice president of
the N.C. Retail Merchants Associa
"For example, it is impossible to
get a decent quality sweater made in
America," Preston said. "We work
hard to promote purchase of Amer
ican goods as long as they are of
comparable value and quality."
The NCRMA is pushing for new
protectionist legislation in 1988,
Preston said. Meanwhile, retailers
hope U.S. textile manufacturers will
expand production, Preston said.
Monday, and he must submit a
campaign report within 10 days
detailing campaign contributions and
expenditures, said Yvonne Suther
land, spokeswoman for the N.C.
Board of Elections.
Crawford wants to bring govern
ment down to the local level by
instituting more referendums, he said.
"We would like to see our money
used for everyone instead of ping
ponging around to this buddy or that
buddy," Crawford said.
Crawford said he is financing his
"I don't think a man should have
to have $90,000 to run for state
office," he said.
Directors on Feb. 7.
Applicants should be people
oriented, capable of representing the
Carolina Union and the University,
and able to spend many hours,
"We want someone who will
uphold the philosophy of student
programming," Barnard said.
The Carolina Union has sponsored
Union films, College Bowl, social
activities such as shag workshops and
the Learn to Flirt workshop, and
performing arts events including "The
King and I," Chicago City Ballet and
Eddie Murphy. - . '. -v. '
A question-and-answer session for
applicants will be held Tuesday; Feb.
2 in Room 210 at the Union.
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Reagan plans to ask Congress
for 4-month contra aid plan
From Associated Press reports
Reagan told congressional leaders
Tuesday he will seek $36.25 mil
lion in mostly not-lethal aid to
Nicaraguan rebels, with $3.6
million of it set aside for arms and
ammunition but held in abeyance
pending a cease-fire.
Under the plan, Reagan would
issue a certification on March 31
as to whether a cease-fire was in
effect between the contra rebels
and the leftist Sandinista govern
ment of Nicaragua and whether
other conditions had been met.
The aid package is designed to
keep the contras supplied for four
months. At one time, Secretary of
State George Shultz said the
administration planned to seek
$270 million to cover an 18-month
Negotiators defend arms treaty
can and Democratic senators
joined forces Tuesday seeking to
discredit attempts by Sen. Jesse
Helms, R-N.C, to condemn the
new Soviet-American arms treaty
because it would destroy only
missiles and not their nuclear
The top U.S. arms control
negotiators at Geneva, Max Kam
pelman and Maynard Glitman,
said the treaty achieves the goal
of eliminating Soviet medium-
Agency report suggests
stock market changes
From Associated Press reports
WASHINGTON A congres
sional agency's report on last Octob
er's stock market crash concluded
Tuesday that computerized trading
equipment and the way transactions
are regulated should be overhauled
to avoid another such plunge.
The General Accounting Office's
study said that the nation's various
financial markets increasingly affect
one another, meaning trading offi
cials must find ways to prevent
plummeting prices in one exchange
from spilling into others.
But the GAO, an investigating
agency for Congress, said govern
ment regulators also must keep up
with the times as trading volumes
grow and links become stronger
among securities and future markets,
at home and overseas.
The preliminary study, on which
research will continue, is the second
News in Brief
range missiles as a military threat
to Western Europe and a political
threat to the stability of the NATO
Destroying the warheads them
selves might be dangerous, Kam
pelman and Glitman said, because
secret U.S. nuclear weapons
designs might be exposed to Soviet
inspection. They also cited the risk
of radiation contamination
Interview 'Rather like combat
George Bush called his clash
with CBS anchor Dan Rather
"kind of like combat" but said he
had no hard feelings Tuesday.
The vice president faced ques
tions about his tense and explosive
live television interview of the
night before as he campaigned
among high school students in
Bush had taken strong excep
tion to Rather's questioning him
about the vice president's knowl
edge of the Iran-contra affair. But
Rather said Tuesday, "I saw my
job as asking questions about the
central story ... the central story
being how did he get involved in
sending missiles to the Ayatollah
and what about these inconsisten
cies in the record."
major federal analysis of Wall Street's
unprecedented October collapse. In
the first 19 days of that month, the
Dow Jones industrial average lost
about one-third of its total value, or
about $1 trillion. On Oct. 19, Black
Monday, the Dow dropped 508
points, a 23 percent plunge.
A report Jan. 8 by a commission
appointed by President Reagan and
headed by investment banker Nicho
las Brady recommended the Federal
Reserve or some other federal agency
be given broader powers to oversee
the markets, trading rules be tight
ened and limits be placed on price
The GAO agreed the government
should do a better job of overseeing
the markets. But it stopped short of
urging that the Fed get that job,
stating only "we believe that the Fed
must be involved in some way with