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by Dan Fesperman
Staff Writer
Muhammad Ali usually covers more
ground in two hours of talking than he does
during 15 rounds of the Ali shuffle.
H is speech Friday was no exception, as the
world heavyweight boxing champ spoke to
an enthusiastic Carmichael Auditorium
audience covering subjects ranging from
friendship to Howard Hughes.
Ali, who said he was in town as a favor to a
friend, began his day on the Hill with a
demanding first round, fighting off a huge
crowd at the University Mall Intimate
Bookshop.
He then sparred briefly with the media at
an. afternoon news conference, successfully
countered a barrage of autograph seekers
outside his motel room and finally broke
through for a strong one-two combination at
his speech in Carmichael.
Perhaps Ali's biggest announcement of
the day concerned his next opponent. "1
know it might be shocking news, but I'm out
to get Howard Hughes," the poetic champ
said.
Ali has begun a financial fight by entering
the import export business, but he still has a
long way to go before overtaking Hughes.
"I'll have to get about $3.5 billion to catch
him, and that's a hell of a fight," he said.
Vol. 83, No. 50
Mental problems hurt
Heels in Wake bout
by Susan Shackelford
Sports Editor
After taking a seat in a Kenan Fieldhouse
office, he stared straight ahead, sipping a
Coke. There was a knock and he got up to
open an outside door for a lady who spoke
only of the cold weather. As he sat down, he
said, "It could have been a lot warmer out
there if we'd won."
Those were the words Saturday of UNC
tailback Mike Voight, who saw the Carolina
football team lose its fourth straight game,
dropping to its worst record (2-6) since 1967.
UNC lost 21-9 to Wake Forest, a conference
opponent that hadn't scored on the Heels in
three straight years. "
Voight, who rushed for 1,000 yards last
season, is the leading ground gainer in the
Atlantic Coast Conference, but said his team
is weighted down by a malaise of mental
problems. He rushed for 148 yards against
Wake. Last week it was 209 yards, and he
said sarcastically, "the losses are getting to be
routine.
"1 guess you can say the high point of the
day was Delmar's crowning," he said matter-of-factly.
Delmar Williams was the leading
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Light beer
introduced
by Schlitz
by Tim Pittman
Staff Writer
Schlitz Light Beer, the newest creation
from the J oseph Schlitz Brewing Co., will hit
local bars this week to challenge the already
popular Lite beer, brewed by Miller Brewing
Co.
Although local Schlitz distributors expect
the new beverage to sell easily in this area,
local bar managers and the Miller
distributor are not convinced that another
light beer can overtake the success of Lite
beer.
The new beer, which will be available in
most local bars today, will average 96
calories per 12-ounce serving.
J. A. Long, owner of Long distributors,
area Schlitz wholesaler, said the taste of
Schlitz Light Beer will be good enough to
make it a successful product.
"This beer has a beer taste, not a watery
taste," Long said. "It is brewed under
Constitutionality of outlaw statute is questioned
by Sam Fulwood
Staff Writer
North Carolina is the only state in the
Union where a person may be declared an
outlaw by the state and legally arrested and
shot by any citizen.
But the North Carolina chapter of the
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
might sue the state to remove the outiaw
statute, according to Jack Scatterfield,
public intormation officer tor the Nortn
Carolina Attorney General's Office.
Scatterfield said the only reason the
ACLU has not already taken court action is
that there must be an individual for the suit,
to represent. But it is impossible for an
outlaw to appear in court because once he is
apprehended he is no longer an outlaw,
Scatterfield said.
Jack McNeil, former Wake County
ACLU president, said that state chapter has
ad Ali
Ali said he will receive five per cent of the
income from the business, but added, "There
will be nothing for myself. This wealth will
be for the betterment of my people."
Because of the business venture, Chapel
Hill is apparently one of his last stops for a
paid public appearance.
He said taking time for speaking
engagements and television appearances is
"like chasing the ants and watching the
elephants go by."
To the crowd in Carmichael, he said, "I'll
love your school and admire your style, but
your pay is so cheap 1 won't come back for a
while." Ali received $2,500 from the Black
Student Movement for his appearance.
Ali included boxing among the financial
"ants," saying, "Boxing is chicken feed." He
said his boxing career may be over but added
that he is considering a future title bout in
Estonia, USSR.
The "elephant" he hopes to track down by
the end of the year is $2 billion worth of
business with at least 1 5 different countries.
His worldwide notoriety will be used to
help his import export business while his
growing financial power will simultaneously
make him even more famous, Ali said. "God
has blessed me at this moment 1 stand here
now to be the most famous person on earth,"
he said.
He added that his power involves more
vote-getter among the homecoming
candidates and was named 1975
Homecoming King in a halftime ceremony
at midfield.
"The problem is everybody is getting
down over losing and not fighting back. It's
apathy, I guess. Nobody even gives a damn.
Maybe it's because it's a young team, I don't
know," Voight said.
Carolina and Wake were tied 7-7 at the
half, but Wake managed a 97-yard drive and
a punt return for touchdowns in the second.
For the last two weeks, Carolina has failed to
score a TD in the final half. This time it got a
safety with only 1:24 left in the game, but
that couldn't stifle the singing and yawning
of many hometown observers. Some
daydreamed and some sang "Goodbye
Dooley." Bill Dooley is the nine-year UNC
head football coach.
"The coaches can't suit up," said Voight
firmly. "All they can do is teach you plays.
We're supposed to run plays and if the guys
don't have enough guts and stamina, then
this is what happens. The team that wants it
(the win) most is going to win."
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extremely careful conditions and I think the
taste, coupled with the fact that it is a low
. calorie beer, will sell the beer."
The beer will be available in 12-ounce
bottles and cans. v
Robert Stout, manager of Lam
Distributors, the local Miller suppliers, said
the new Schlitz product will not hurt Miller's
Lite sales.
"It's hard to say whether the Schlitz Light
will do well here," Stout said. "But I don't
think it will hurt Lite's business even if it is
accepted."
Stout said the taste of Schlitz's beer would
not hurt Lite. "There ain't no way beer can
get a taste like Lite," he said.
Stout said that because Miller introduced
a light beer first, Miller's product will still
hold a monopoly on the market.
"It's the old adage of coming firstest with
the mostest," Stout said. "Some Chapel Hill
bars are not even stocking Schlitz Light
because of storage problems."
Despite the elaborate advertising
campaigns surrounding Schlitz Light beer's
debut, local bar managers are not so
optimistic about the beer challenging
Miller's Lite, which has sold well in Chapel
Hill bars.
He's Not Here manager Tim Ferguson
said he expects many people will try the beer
because it will be new. Ferguson would not
been trying to repeal the law in the General
Assembly for 10 years and intends to
continue to work for its abolition.
McNeil called the law unconstitutional
and said he believes it would hot stand up in
court.
The Rev. W.W. Finlator, chairperson of
the ACLU's legislation committee, agreed
with McNeil. "A person is accused but can be
shot and is denied the civil liberties in the
Constitution," Finlator said. "He doesn't
have a lawyer or a trial. By this law, a man
can be killed without a court case."
McNeil said he fears an innocent person
could someday be shot in North Carolina
because of the law. He cited an example in
another state where a suspect was declared
an outlaw and was shot by a citizen only to
be later proven innocent of the crime.
Adopted in 1866, the law states that a
felony suspect must be declared an outlaw by
a Superior Court judge is the suspect flees.
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than simply being known worldwide. "I'm
the only man who can't be fired. I can go
where I want and do what I want. The
politicians can't do that."
The champ is apparently well under way in
his quest for a financial knockout, as he has
already conferred with Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat and the Shah of Iran
concerning possible transactions.
Ali also explained the development of his
fame and origin of his "big-mouthed nigger"
public image.
"You don't see me when I'm on TV
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
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Delmar Williams was crowned
Homecoming King at Saturday's UNC
Wake Forest game halftime ceremonies.
The top female vote-getter, Paula Long,
was crowned Honorary Homecoming
Queen.
predict how well the beverage would sell in
the long run.
But he said, "Schlitz is a late starter, and
that will hurt it."
Ferguson said Lite is the third best selling
beer at He's Not Here, ranking behind
Budweiser and Schlitz respectively.
Ferguson, along with other local bar
owners, lamented the display and storage
problems which arise whenever a new beer
enters the retail market.
Town Hall manager John Nash said
Schlitz Light Beer would probably cut into
sales of M iller Lite, adding that Lite sells well
at Town Hall.
"I'm planning to stock the beer because it
is supposed to have the same caloric content
as Lite but have a much better taste," Nash
said. He said he expects Schlitz Light to sell
consistently in the bar.
"Lite started pretty fast," Nash said. "We
couldn't keep it stocked then. But now Lite's
sales have more or less leveled out, without
really decreasing."
But Thomas Veager, manager of Ye Old
Taverne, said Schlitz light would sell well
because distribution problems have limited
the amount of Lite he can obtain.
"Right now Schlitz will kill Lite because
we've had some problems getting Lite,"
Yeager said. "If its taste is as good as it is
advertised then I think (Schlitz) Light will
attract a regular trade."
from a law enforcement officer.
In the past, judges have used the law only
in severe instances, Scatterfield said. "It is
used n, w when the judge feels the suspect is
armed, dangerous and not going to turn
himself in," he said.
The statute also provides that, "any citizen
of the state may capture, arrest and bring to
justice (the suspect) and in such case of flight
or resistence by him after being. called down
and warned to surrender, slay him without
accusation of any crime."
Franklin Freeman, assistant director of
the Superior Courts administrative office,
said it is impossible to determine exactly how
many people have been declared outlaws in
North Carolina.
"1 estimate that in the past two or three
years 10 people have been declared outlaws,
he said, adding that no outlaw has ever been
shot by a citizen. .
An outlaw was last declared Oct. 17,
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screaming about the'Thrilla in Manila,'" he
said, "1 just give the fools what they want."
He admitted that the idea for his public
image was not his own, but that it came
from a professional wrestler known as
"Gorgeous George."
"After I heard him talk about how
gorgeous he was and how he was the
greatest," Ali said, "I wanted to go see him
get whupped.
"When I got there I saw 16,000 other
people that came to see him get whupped,
and 1 said to myself, 'This is a good idea.'"
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VBOlatBons may cause
freeze of BSM funds
by Nancy Mattox
Staff Writer
Black Student Movement funds may again be frozen because of a
possible Student Government . treasury law violation involving
Friday's BSM-sponsored appearance of heavyweight champion
Muhammad Ali, Student Government sources said Sunday.
A proposal to permanently freeze BSM funds would probably be
introduced at Tuesday's Campus Governing Council meeting, the
sources said.
It was disclosed this weekend that the BSM used cash from the
advance ticket sales to pay for Ali's security.
This cash had- not" yet- been processed - through the Student
Activities Fund Office (S AFO),the central dispersing agency for all
monies used by Student Government-funded groups.
Under Student Government treasury laws, all funds used by
organizations, whether received by Student Government or other
sources, must be processed through SAFO and then requisitioned by
the organizations.
BSM officials said Sunday they had submitted a requisition for
approximately $2,500 to pay for Ali's security and speaker's fee, but
had problems reaching Student Body Treasurer Graham Bullard to
get his signature.
When' the requisition reached CGC Finance Committee
Chairperson Bill Strickland for his signature, Strickland deemed the
requisition late and refused to sign.
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Candidates exchange charges
Carrboro alderman hopefuls clash
by Sue Cobb
Staff Vriter
Two blocs of Carrboro alderman
candidates have exchanged charges
stemming from comments made by
Carrboro Community Coalition-sponsored
candidates during two live "Meet the
Candidates" forums broadcast by local radio
station WCHL Oct. 22 and 27.
The exchanges began with the distribution
in Carrboro of a statement by alderman
candidates Jon Thomas, Marvin Nipperand
Lacy Farrell, charging coalition-sponsored
alderman candidates Robert Drakeford,
Ernest Patterson and Nancy White, and
mayoral candidate Ruth West with making
impossible promises during the radio
program.
The statement charged that the promises
were designed to buy the student vote.
The promises attributed to the coalition
candidates include the institution of a full
service bus system, the purchase of
recreational facilities, the purchase of a
street sweeper, the hiring of one part-time
city planner and outside planning
consultants and the puchase of street bonds.
The total cost of fulfilling the promises
following the shooting death of a 17-year old
Wilmington boy and the wounding of two
other teenage boys. The suspect, Gregory
Jones, 25, of Decatur, Ga., was declared an
outlaw by a New Hanover County Superior
Court judge. He was captured unharmed the
following day.
A bill to repeal the outlaw statute was
introduced in the General Assembly during
the last session. But after passing the House,
the bill was defeated by the Senate 10-35.
Deputy Attorney General Jack Saforn
said many legislators believe the law is an
effective crime deterrent and they would not ,
abolish it. This is evident, he said, from the
fact that bills to repeal the law have been
introduced and defeated in the past 10
legislative sessions.
Despite the bill's past defeats, the law's
opponents pledge to continue to work for its
repeal.
Finlator, pastor of Pullen Memorial
He said that when he started boasting in
the early '60s before his fight with Sonny
Liston, "Every body said, 'That nigger needs
a whuppin; he talks too much. Give me three
tickets.
"The crowd lines up all over the world for
that foolishness," he said, "and I laugh all the
way to the bank."
A reporter at the press conference asked
Ali in a half-serious tone about the
possibility of his running for President.
Mildly surprising the press gathering, Ali
said, "I don't know if I could do it or not
religiously, but I am going to talk with my
(religious) superiors and see about it."
When asked if this might be another Ali
put-on, he said adamantly, "I'm not playing.
I'll change it all. This would be a dream
country if I was President."
Ali then returned to his rhyming humor,
saying "Vote for me in February, and there
will be a spook on the moon by June."
During the first part of his evening speech,
he said, "I didn't come here just to clown
around or shuffle or to make Howard Cosell
more famous."
Then, for approximately 15 minutes, Ali
discussed friendship. "When nation is
against nation, race is against race and
religion is against religion now is the time
when friendship is most needed," he said.
Every stop on Ali's Friday agenda
included humorous barbs directed at both
would be $334,980, Thomas, Nipper and
Farrell said in their statement. They
challenged the coalition candidates to
demonstrate to the public how the programs
will be financed, adding that it was
impossible to do so.
In response, the coalition candidates
issued a statement denying the charges. They
said they had not endorsed the programs
which Thomas, Nipper and Farrell said they
had, nor had they attached any cost
estimates to such programs.
In addition, the statement by West,
Patterson, Drakeford and White accused
Thomas, Nipper and Farrell of using scare
tactics and of twisting facts and fabricating
entire statements.
In a separate statement, Drakeford said,
"This vicious sheet is riddled with
inaccuracies. This is the same kind of tactics
that Donald Segre'ti employed during the
Watergate era."
White responded, "We did not say these
things. We are financially responsible people
and have no desire to bankrupt ourselves or
our neighbors.
She noted that tapes were made of the
broadcast which could be used to document
Baptist Church of Raleigh, called the law "a
blatant violation of civil liberties everyone is
guaranteed in the Bill of Rights and the
Constitution."
The state has been fortunate that the
wrong person has not been shot, Finlator
said, and he predicted that the law would be
repealed in the next session of the General
Assembly.
"We think there are enough people in
North Carolina who see this as a violation of
their rights," he said. "We are dedicated to its
(the law's) abolition."
But State Sen. Charles Vickery, D
Orange, said he doubts the law would be
repealed in the legislature. "Neither they (the
ACLU) nor I nor others have been successful
in the past," he said.
Vickery, who supported the repeal bill in
the last session, said "People who I think
would ordinarily vote for the repeal are
persuaded (against repealing the law) by the
questioners and famous personalities.
When an English camerainan asked him,
"How do you expect to be elected president
with all of your rhetoric?," Ali responded in a
feigned English accent, "Excuse me, what
country are you from? You should not be
here meddling in international affairs . . . you
should be overseas with the Queen."
And an Ali appearance anywhere
wouldn't be complete without at least one
question about Howard Cosell. When asked
after the news conference about the
notorious commentator, the champ said,
"Sometimes I wish that I was a dog and he
was a tree."
A bystander immediately responded.
"Then why were you on his (Cosell's) TV
show?"
"Because I made him, and I get 15 per
cent." Ali said.
Shortly before leaving the speaker's
platform in Carmichael Auditorium, Ali
imparted a bit of lyrical advice and
"encouragement to the mostly collegiate
audience:
Stay in college, get some knowledge.
Stay until you get through.
If they can make penicillin out of mold
on bread,
Then they can make something out of
YOU.
Strickland's refusal forced BSM officials to use cash receipts, a
BSM Central Committee member said.
Bullard said Sunday the BSM should have been aware of Student
Government treasury procedures, especially since funds of the BSM
Gospel Choir are currently frozen.
The central committee member, who asked to go unnamed, said
BSM Special Projects Committee Chairperson Buddy Ray asked
Student Body President Bill Bates early in the year for a copy of the
treasury laws.
According to the source. Bates told Ray that a copy of the laws was
unavailable but he would tell Ray what he needed to know. Ray was
uninformed of the requisition 'stipulation, the' SDUrce said.
But Bates said Sunday, "I don't remember Buddy asking for a copy
of the treasury laws. He came in and asked me some questions about
them, and I got a copy out to refer to. But he didn't ask for a copy. He
should have had one from the treasury law meetings."
Ray was unavailable for comment Sunday.
BSM Chairperson Lester Diggs said Sunday he had been
misinformed of the circumstances involving the cash payments and
would comment on the actions as soon as he had determined what
actually went on. The responsibility for the action lies with BSM
leadership, he said.
"I have no doubt," Diggs said, "that there are certain Student
Government officials who are back to their old tactics of hassling the
BSM."
the coalition candidates' statements.
Patterum said the statement "was one -of
panic borne in desperation" and that the
coalition candidates have asked WCHL to
allow them to respond to it.
WCHL newscaster Bob Holliday, who
presided over the forums, said the radio
station is asking the coalition members to
clarify their positions in response to the
challenge issued by Thomas. Nipper and
Farrell.
Concerning the tapes made of the forums,
Holliday said, "It is my opinion that while
the tapes would give some additional
information (as to whose claims are most
valid), I don't think this is the heart of the
matter."
"The most important thing is that one side
has called on the other to clarify its
position." Holiday said. "It is up to the voter
to determine if he or she is satisfied with the
clarification."
He said that the purpose of having the
coalition candidates respond on WCHL is so
that they may give a financial perspective to
their proposals. The coalition candidates'
responses will be aired today between 6 and 7
p.m. on WCHL.
fact it works. Almost always an outlaw is
captured very shortly thereafterward.
"So the law enforcement officers and
sherrifs association claim the law is effective
because when a person who has been
declared an outlaw learns that he has been
declared an outlaw, it scares the hell out of
him and he surrenders." he said.
Despite the law's apparent effectiveness.
Vickery said he does not believe North
Carolina needs the law. "We have trained
law enforcement officers whose job it is to
apprehend criminals. Why wait to have a
tragedy before considering changing the
law?" he asked.
State Sen. Russell Walker, D-Randolph,
said he does not remember anyone actively
supporting the bill in the last legislature. He
said he voed to retain the existing law
because he believed it worked and because
no one had ever been killed as a result of it.
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