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Thursday, October 24, 1985
Volume XII, No. 8
Pholo by Meredith Lee
Spirits were high and so was the temperature Sunday at the 118th North Carolina State Fair. This
i'oungster enjoyed a ride on the two-deck merry-go-round. Fair officials are expecting 700,000 people
to visit the fair before it closes Saturday. It is open 9 a.m. to midnight and admission is charged.
to induct 25
Twenty-five Elon students have been
nominated for membership in Alpha Chi this fall.
Alpha Chi is a national scholastic society. Its
objective is to stimulate, develop and recognize
scholarship and the elements of character that
make scholarship effective for good.
The nominees for Alpha Chi will be inducted
to the society in a candlelight ceremony on Oct.
30 at 7 p.m. in Mooney Theatre. This year’s
nominees are Lorraine M. Allen, Rhonda A.
Belton, Christopher!. Cahill, Aaron D. Chatkin
Ann L. Cralidis, Wendy Jo Davis, Karen R.
Dehart and Lisa L. Elliott. Also, Nancy N.
Evans, Patricia L. Gaskill, Eric G. Hammond,
Joycelyn E. Keels, Jane B. Kidwell, Sandra E.
Lang, Mark E. Long and John Robert Moser.
Also, Timothy R. Oates, Rosemary C. Porter,
Curtis R. Rickard, Magaret J. Tilley, Valerie D.
Tuck, Wendy G. Watson, Tracie R. Weary, For-
23 from Elon
on Who*s Who
The 1986 edition of Who’s Who Among
Students in American Universities and Colleges
will include the names of 23 students from Elon
College who have been selected as national
outstanding campus leaders.
Outstanding students have been honored in the
annual directory since it was first published in
Students named this year from Elon College
are Aaron D. Chatkin, Shawn Coker, Lisa D.
Conklin, Raymond P. Covington, Ann L.
Cralidis, Robert T. Drakeford and Sara M. Furr.
Also, Thomas Christopher Jessee, Mary
Margaret Kain, Jane B. Kidwell, John E. Krahe,
Charlene J. Layne, Allen D. Lloyd, John Robert
Moser and Katherine A. O’Connor.
Also, Margaret A. Peterson, Tanuny A. Pugh,
Paul C. Purdy, Dee C. Sizemore, Susan L.
Tabor, Frank Todd Taylor, Sylvia A. William-
Elon, Catawba vie
for soccer crown
set for Nov. 7
By Loukia Louka
On Nov. 7, Elon College residents will elect a new mayor and two
aldermen. Mayor Timothy Parker, who has just completed his third
term, is not running for re-election. The two candidates running for
mayor are Robert Olsen Jr. and Andy Meredith. Mayor Pro Tem
Olsen, who has served three four-year terms on The Board of
Aldermen, is assistant manager of the Sears store at Holly Hill Mall
in Burlington. Meredith works for Pinkerton Tobacco Company,
makers of Red Man chewing tobacco.
The candidates for the Board of Aldermen are incumbent Nell
Snyder, Don Witt, John Sullivan and Kent Conklin. The town is
governed by the mayor and five aldermen.
Town Manager Beth Hetzel says that town growth and future plan
ning are the main issues facing the candidates. “We’ve never annex
ed except by petition (of property owners), and I expect that to con
tinue,” Olsen said. “It is flattering when people outside the com
munity want to become a part of us. 1 think we are a unique com
munity with a lot of pride.”
Meredith also said he believes annexation and zoning are the most
important civic matters this year. Meredith agreed with Olsen that
Elon needs to expand. He said, “We’re sitting back right now. We
should annex rather than wait and get pinned in.”
In 1984 the North Carolina Supreme Court rejected an attempt of
the town to annex a 73-acre tract of land south of the city limits. The
court ruled that although Elon College had moved to annex the area
before the city of Burlington had done so, the area belonged to Burl
ington because the city was first to announce its intention to annex.
Both candidates for mayor said that the relationship between the
college and the town has improved significantly over the years. “The
town has a fine relationship with the college and other institutions
like the Elon Home for Children,” Olsen said.
Meredith said he feels that a fraternity row to house the Greeks
would help eliminate some of the problems that have arisen between
the college and community. “They are a good group now, but I think
they’d be better off in a campus-housing situation. There they could
have their activities on campus without causing problems with local
residents,” he said. “On campus, the students could have a better
atmosphere and they’d have better houses than the ones they have
Historically, voter turnout for off-year elections is always lower
than when a state or national election is being held, Hetzel said. The
Alamance County Board of Elections reported that in 1983, 1,009
townspeople were eligible to vote. Of that figure, 439 Elon residents
This year 1,042 people are eligible to vote in the election. “The
election has been low-key up to now, but traditionally it starts pick
ing up about two weeks before the election. We’re hoping for a good
turnout,” Hetzel said.
'brief’ fall break