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Helms visits Meredith faculty debates over politics
Although the dark ctouds over
Weetherspoon Gym were poui1r>g
torrents of ndn on the campus, the
spirits of the Jesee Hetrrfs supporters
inside could not be dampened.
. CoilegeRepubllcansfrommanyNorth
Carotina colleges and universities,
high school supporters, parents and
interested citizens filed in to see
Senator Jesse Heims, October 21.
Meredith College Republicans,
led by Angle Haskins, were busy
before the spoochos writing name
tags, filling out absentee ballots for
voters, and passing out bumper
stickers and pamphlets in support of
Jesse Heim’s r^eiectlort. Postere and
banners filled the wails of the gym,
offering wami welcomes to the
Senator from Meredith, gjrls as well
as girls from St. Marys College and
the Kappa Alpha fraternity at N.C.*
S.U. Alien Williams, Youth
Coordinator for Heims, opened the
rally ^ giving a gen«8>. iMroductlon
of the program’s speakers.
After the Invocation, given by
Meredith senior Zan Bunn, Reagan-
Heims cheers led by Ralph Reed, a
state coordinator for students for
America were heard.
Allison Blair, Students for Heims
High School Coordinator, gave
special thanks to ail of the attending
High School students for their en
thusiasm and undying support. Jesse
Heims' campaign consultant, Tom
Calne, empliasized the Importance of
the media's oblect)vlty in covering
events of the campaign as they un
fold. Hts [^nrtary exaipple was the
praise given- to Jim Hunt after he
returned the taxpayer's money spent
on private transportation that he |>a8
used for campaign purposes
throughout his term as governor.
.Also at Meredith to give his
support for Senator Helms was
Morton Blackwell. Blackweii is a
political strategist wf>o was a top
advisor to President Reagan for years.
He also is very Involved with the
Leadership institute which teaches
ti>e politics and Importance of
gov«rment.Biackweii told the
audience that the Heims-Hunt
Senttoricd election will definitely tie
the most important one in the
Country, and he urged that everyone
support the Incumbent.
After the introductory speakers,
the crowd gave an overwhelming
welcoR« to Senator Heims. The
CKClted cheers of the crowd and the
sight of the many waving posters
seemed to transfonn the gym into an
excited Political Convention. Senator
Helms, a Reagan Consen«tive, also
sireosod itie importanoe -o^-mec^'
obiectlvity and the uM of his cam-
PEdgnadsw^lch he is using to counter
balance the distortions of the liberal
news media.
He gave strong support for his re-
election of friend. President Ronald
After his speech, the Senator
shook hands and chatted with his
supporters, then mshed to the airport
to catc^ a plane to Kansas City for the
final Reagan-Mondale debate.
Many students ^pressed praise
for Senator Helms because he was
able to take time from his hectic
campaign and visit Meredith’s
campus and speak to his supporters.
by Beth Blankenship
A political detjate, sponsored by
the Hi^ory ar>d Poilttos Club, with a
partei of four faculty members was
held Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6: X p.m. in
103 Joyner.
Or. Frank Grubbs spoi«e on behalf
of President Ronald Reagan, Dr.
Clyde' Frazier on behalf of Waiter
Mondaie, Dr. Caroline Grubbs for
Senator Jesse Helms and Dr. Tom
Pansmore for Governor Jim Hunt. Al
though these faculty members por
trayed the various candidates, the fa
culty did n(A necessarily take the can
didates views outside of this mock
Each panel member received'live
minutes for thtir opening statements
and one minute for th^r response to
the predetermined questions. Each
mock candidate also had one minute
for a rebuttie.
After the Jtwo pr^termlned
c|umtrdn8,'''tt>e ‘'panelists had the
opportunity to ask their opponent two
questions with time to rebuttie.
The panelists speaking for the
presidential candidates wers the first
to debate. Dr. F. Grubbs explained
thiat Reagan’s last four years in office
were the beginning of a revolution.
More jobs had been supplied to
Americans, there was a 25 percent tax
cut, and the creation of a better ifVV
was visible.
Or. Frazier said the Mondaie ad
ministration wanted to create a caring
society of Americans who will be
better off than they were four years
Questions asked liy the Presi
dential panelists and to one another
past views
On a fine fall day in 1945, the
danceciubat Meredith started a small
fall festival that turned intoa i^ig e«nt
th£tf Comhuskin' Is nowl Then it was
Just daicing around and playir>g in the
By 1S66 the tradition had grown a
little, but it still was just a fail festival,
and it wasn’t well attended. The big
competitions were appie-bot)bin’,
connshuckin’, tall tale, and rtog callin’.
T)>ere was no class themes until about
1957. The sophomore class of that
year decided to dress as the Pilgrims
of Canterbury Tales. There was a
costume judging by class. This event
in 1957 started the theme tradition of
Comhuskin’ was just for fun;
there wasn't as much comp^ltion as
Stunt. Usually In Comhu^in’ there
tfte juniore ai^ sophomores had the
best chance to win! So good luck to
^1 In this Meredith tradition!
dealt with social security, arms con
trol, the national deficit, and abortion.
Although the Issues w«re sertous
and the candidates well versed,
Grubt» and Frazier managed to toea
in some humorous one liners.
At the beginning of the debate,
the podium F. Grubbs was at was
rocking back and forth. Frazier took
advantage of the opportunity to
humor the crowd by saying, “Your
platform is shaky."
Later F. Grubbs leaned over to
Frazier and said, 1 want to know how
you got rid of those bags under your
The Senatorial debated foiiowed
the same fonnat as the f^dentlal
Or. Carolyn Grubbe made her
opening staterhent sf^lng Heims
thought “Americans werej proud to be
Americans again," and that Helms did
not “filphflop” on decisions. Dr. Tom
Panttmore opened with Helms' ncord
which isagainst social security and Is
known for racism.
The questions involved the can*
dIdates stands on E^, agriculture In
the state, abortion, and capital pu
After hearing thd debate, the au
dience had a chance to partlQipate in a
mock electiMi in which. re
ceived 42 percent Off the vote and
Mondaie 26 percent.\Helms received
33 percent and Hunt^33 percent.
The debate gave.itw students a
chance to become Mter acquainted
with the Issues in thd^.4964 election.
The debate also encowaged voters to
go to the poiis. (
Study abroad
Students, Faculty, and staff of
North Carolina State UDiversity, as
well as students and faculty from the
other area coilegee and universities,
are invited to atterxl an Information
fair of study abroad and Interrutional
excTtange programs for college
students. The Study Abroad and
International Exchange Fair is
schsduied for Thursday, November
ISt 1984 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
in the North Gallery of the NCSU
Student Center.
Representatives from more than
40 universities and colleges, and
educational associations sponsoring
student progran>s overseas, have
been invited to participate in this
year's fair. Displays and literature
describing the various programs, and
representatives available to answer
questions, will allow participants the
opporiunity to ieam more about the
opporiunities available to college
ICont/nued on Page S]
Practice Schedule
SUNDAY, Oct 28
&6: SO p.m. SENIORS
7-7:50 p.m. Freshmen
8^:50 p.m. Sophomores
9-9:50 p.m. Juniors
&6:50 p^m. Sophomores
7-7:50 p.m. Juniors
8«:50 p.m. SENIORS
9-9:50 p.m. Freshmen
MONDAY, Oct 29
6^:50 p.m. Juniors
7-7:M f5.m. SENIORS
8-8:50 p.m. Freshmen
9'9:S0 p.m. Sophomores
&€:SOp.m. Freshmen
7-7:50 p.m. Sophonwres
8-8:50 p.m. Juniors
9>9:50 p.m. SENIORS
Comhuskin’ 7:00
(iine-up begins at 6:15 p.m.)

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