volunie XX, Number 6
Serving the Eion College Community
itloiximittee to seleet
Aconunitte to select oextyeai’sj
ling tbeme will liold a meeting at 4|
jpjn. today in tbe Special Collec
tions Roan of Ids Hoft M^vranl
Tbe meeting is open to all stu'l
Idents, fiaculty fflid staff. j
jl^aersan, abiisiiiBss|irpfessor, said]
Ithe meeting is to discuss tbem^i
laheady suggested and any ww
I He bopes to have tbe tiemej
Icbosen by tbe endof die meeting or]
jhave tbe committee woridng to-J
jwaids a choice. j
Once die committee decides on ]
]a tbeme. it win take suggesticms]
jfinom the puUic on which book to]
jchoose as tbe omnmon leading. ]
Beterson's goal is to have the]
]committee select a book by late]
] January or eady Fefaniaiy,
Hve fordgn students will jdnl
]E1od's pn^gram in die £d]|
jctf 1995 as part of ift cultiktal^-
]hancement exchange with]
jl'^igasaki Wesl^ffli College in Ja-j
The exchangepiogiam will pm-j
[vide students lirom tbe Pacific Rim
I opportunity to earn a masiei^
i in business administrttion,
program not available in their|
Dr. Robert Guffey, dean of die|
]Maidia and Spencer Love School
jof Business s^ having tbese stu-}
jdents in Elon classnxms will cul-
]turaliy enhance the educational ex-|
]periences of all students.
In tbe summer of 1994. an 0(Hi|
ipnoiiessar will teach jtt least two
classes at Nagasaki Wesleyan Col-
jiege to five students selected by
iofilcials. Hiose students
|will then finish their masto's de-|
i in EkM's business program.
Eton College Mayor Jerry Tolley talks about town Issues.
Town elections next week
Bill Harvey/The Pendulum
Candidates discuss campaign issues
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^ Gqr rights fbnan to be hdd. See
^ Jodan Ocnier becomes in^-
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Voters in the town of Elon
College will elect a mayor and
two aldermen on Tuesday.
The polls will be open from
6:30 a.m. to 7:30 pjn.
As the election has drawn
closer, the race has heated up
between incumbent Mayor Jeny
Tolley and challenger R.W.
Tolley has served as mayw
for the last four years. He has
served on town commissions since
“I had no intentions of ever
getting into politics.’’ Tolley said.
Urged by other board members,
however, he ran uncontested in
Tolley. 50. is no stranger to
Elon College. He worked on
campus in various roles, including
head football coach, for 20 years.
He has been married for almost 30
years and has two children, one in
high school and mic in the U.S.
Morrison. 52. has been a
resident of Elon College since
1975. He has worked 32 years for
AT&T, while maintaining a
prominent role in local
community services and activities.
He has served as president of the
Eton Elementary School PTO and
the Western Middle School PTO.
He and his wife have nine
children, ranging in age from 2 to
“I’ll be the first one to say I
am not a politician.” said
Morrison. “I think what people
have to understand is it comes
from your heart, when you want
to do the right thing and give back
to your community. If elected. I
want to be considered a concerned
citizen that ran for an office, that
is willing to represent the
A hot election issue is the
dispute over the building of the
Cook Road bypass. Cattle trucks
and 18-wheelers are a common
sight on Williamson Avenue.
Stale tran^rtation officials first
told Elon College town officials
in 1975 that a road connecting
U.S. Highway 87 and Interstate 85
is needed to divert traffic away
from downtown Elon College.
Three options were presented.
City officials could widen
Williamson Avenue to four lanes
and let trucks continue using it A
second option involved
constructing the bypass around
The Elon College Board of
Aldermen in 1992 approved a third
option: Build a four-lane road,
with a median and bike trail, along
Cook Road, which borders Elon
College and Gibsonville. The
planned bypass has angered many
people, however, because it would
run through a residential
Some homes would have to
be tom down. The slate has offered
to buy all 13 houses on the Elon
College side of Cook Road.
The town board studied Uie
effect the bypass would have on
residents of both Williamson
Avenue and Cbok Road.
“If you were to measure 200
feet from the center line,”
explained Tolley, “there would be
80 houses that would be impacted”
along Williamson Avenue, “not
including the downtown area,
which would almost be devastated.
Morrison and others,
however, criticize the option
approved by the board.
Sec Mayor, page 4
S tudent dies
in plane crash
Tbnya R. Tiylor
Memorial services are
scheduled for this morning at Elon
Community Church for
sophomore Jeremy Loher.
Loher died last Friday evening
in a plane crash in Douglasville
According to Chaplain
Richard McBride. Loher. his
parents, and younger brother were
killed. They were enroute to a
iamily function when the accident
Loher, of Malveme. Pa., was
a member of Sigma Pi fraternity
and an officer in Alpha Psi Omega
Professor of fine arts Fred
Rubeck said that Loher was
working on a theater arts minor
and had performed in three theatre
Jonathan Buckner. Alpha Psi
See Death, page 4
probable for '94
Faculty likely will not get
much of a pay raise next year, but
students probably will pay higher
tuition, Elon College officials said
in a budget meeting last week.
While the budget committee did
not set any numbers for the 1994-
95 budget, its members painted a
bleak financial picture for the
school next year.
They blamed a poor economy,
increasing medical costs for
faculty and staff, and a shrinking
pool of North Carolina high
school seniors. v
“Things are tough.” said Gerald
Whittington, vice president of
Business and Finance.
Elon’s 1992-93 budget was
$31.7 million. The school ended
the fiscal year with a $1.6 million
See Budget, page 4