E L O N
Volume XIV, No. 11
Wednesday, November 11, 1987
Elon College, NC
^^^Christian*s Advance to Area Championships At Home.
;Men’s Soccer Wins District Championship 1-0
By Doug Gorman
j The men’s soccer team, notic-
ly td bj too few fans, has booted
jjij,itself right into post-season play.
This will come as a surprise to
^ uJome students because when most
lupporters of Elon College
Ithletics think of championship
g jjf jeasons, the first thing that comes
p mind is the football team and
Is quest for the SAC-8
McCarthy Draws Large Crowd
is faii By Amber Close
yeai'i Staff Writer
natii'Aliere was a big turnout for
in iiifenator McCarthy’s speech at the
wimfine Arts Theater last Thursday
and flight. Students and faculty show-
td an eager interest in the
iDurienator’s views on how to choose
len ill* Presidential Candidate and who
Invihe thought was most qualified,
e pH Senator McCarthy was the man
three(csponsible for the forced retire-
Unfortunately for the football
team, however, this is a rebuilding
season, and there will be no con
Nevertheless, the Fightin’
Christians of Steve Ballard have
had a successful season.
The Christians earned the
championship with dramatic vic
tories over last year’s district
champs Catawba, and this years
top seeded team High Point
-ocal bank comparison
see pg. 5
Talking to the spirits
see pg. 10
Elon shoots Indians
see pg. 12
ment of President Johnson. His
opposition to U.S. participation in
the Vietnam War made him a
hero to many, and spurned
America to take a second look at
the American political structure.
McCarthy spoke about the idea
of Public debates a means of
developing opinion about the can
didates. "It is one of the devices
supposedly for giving you better
knowledge and understanding of
who the candidate is.
You get to where your almost
asked to make a kind of instant
judgement. The Senator is ex
tremely witty and has a sense of
humor that most of the audience
This humor became even more
apparent at the question and
answer period. He dismissed peo
ple who had to leave and surpris
ingly about a third of the audience
did leave. McCarthy also seemed
surprised by this.
When responding to an au
dience question he said, ’We re
the first people who have
democratized being overweight.
The Japanese are underweight.
We really should suggest that in
trade negotiations that until the
Japanese get to be overweight,
we’ll oppose a trade barrier.
If we’re going to have to eat all
this stuff for the rest of the world
they ought to pay us for it. To
many students speeches about
politics are usually long and dull,
but McCarthy’s wit and humor
made his talk interesting and easy
to concentrate on.
In the Catawba game, the In
dians were looking for revenge. In
the regular season battle between
the two teams Elon came away
with an upset victory.
The Indians took an early 1-0
lead on the first half goal Mike
It appeared that the Elon season
was about to end when its offense
finally woke up. Trailing 1 to 0
late in the ball game the Chris
tians rose to the occasion with 3
goals in three minutes.
The goals were scored by Tom
Balkus, Mike Wessles, and Tom
The late spurt the Christians
sent a stunned Catawba team back
to Salisbury 3-1 losers.
On Saturday, the Christians
traveled to High Point to play for
the District Championship.
Elon's Kevin Thomas took a
pass from center fullback Scotty
Political view: Senator Eugene McCarthy answered questions from
students, faculty, and press members at a press conference last Thurs
day in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Photo by: Kathy Meadows
Elon Students, Staff to Work in Mexico
By Holly Sniffen
Ten students and two staff
members will be traveling to the
Texas/Mexico border this winter
to participate in a 3-credit work
The project, called Puentes de
Christo, is sponsored by the
Prebyterian Church USA, and the
National Presbyterian Church of
Mexico. Its goal is to improve the
living conditions of people on
both sides of the border.
Rev. Richard McBride, one of the
staff members taking the trip said
that the focous of the trip is to go
and learn what the border dif
ferences between the two coun
The two thousand mile strech of
land between the United States
and Mexico is one of the worlds
see Mexico pg. 2
Graham and drove it over the head
of the head of the High Point
goalie and into the net for a 1-0
The 1 to 0 victory sends Elon
on to the Area Championships.
The Christians will play the win
ner of the Alderson-Broddus and
Virginia Wesleyan match at home
The game is scheduled to start
at 1 p.m.
Approximalcly l(X) Elon Col
lege sludcnlN arc making photic
calls lo raise SI75.(XX) (or the an
nual Phi)nc-A-rht)n. The siudcnis
who arc workinv: lor nuninuiin
wage, bul competing lor pri/cs.
began Ihcir dialing Monday.
November 2. and continue
through Sunday November 22.
Francis Sianlev. Elon coor
dinator ol annual giving, explain
ed ihal sluilenls arc working in
livc-person teams -- there mav l>c
two substitutes— on Monday and
Wednesday or Tuesday and
Thursday. She said they are com
peting lor ihe S2(K) firsi prize and
SKK) second prizes mostly in
teams made up ol iraternity aiul
Awards. Mrs. Stanley said, aie
(or gening the most pledges.
Although most Phone-a-thoncrs
represent teams, she siiid. "I have
individuals too. kids who just
want to wtirk." rwcnty-live callers
work at a time in the building
known as ' The Gallery" at the
corner ol Williamson and
■Some make their calls late as
liir as local time is concerned in
order to catch potential donors on
the West Coast.
see Phon-a-thon pg. 2