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Last chance
Today is the last chance to
register to vote in the
upcoming November
elections.
Serving the students and the University community since IXVJ
Volume 85, Issue No. 31
Monday, October 10, 1977, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Please call us: 933-0245
Politicalaction
steps up as
election nears
Chapel Hill and Carrboro will be besieged
with a flurry of political activity during the
remaining days of October as local
candidates step up their campaigns before
the Nov. 8 municipal elections.
Twenty-two candidates had filed their
intentions for seats on the Carrboro and
Chapel Hill town boards, the Chapel Hill
Carrboro school board and the Carrboro
mayor's post by the filing deadline at noon
Friday.
Filing for the four open positions on the
Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen were
incumbents Gerry Cohen and Marvin Silver
and challengers Bev Kawalec, James
Merkel, Marilyn Boulton and Bill Thorpe.
Incumbents Braxton Foushee, Douglas
Sharer and Nancy White are vying with
challengers Mary Riggsbee, John Thomas,
Sherwood Ward, Jim Porto and Harry
Wheeler for the four seats open on the
Carrboro Board of Aldermen.
Five spots will be open on the Carrboro
town board if Alderman Robert Drakeford
is successful in his campaign against John
Boone in the Carrboro's mayor's race. If
Drakeford is elected mayor, the fifth-highest
votegetter in the aldermen's race will serve
the last two years of Drakeford's term on the
board.
Candidates for the three seats on the
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education
are newcomers Frances Bridgers, Betty
Francisco, Verla Insko, George LaChapelle,
Theodore Parrish and William Strickland.
No members of the present board have
indicated they will seek re-election.
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Student voters complain
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Amos Lawrence, in his second big gameof the season, led Carolina rusherswith 109
yards in 19 carries in the Tar Heels' 24-3 win over Wake Forest Saturday. Staff photo
by Joseph Thomas.
By ELLIOTT POTTER
C ity Editor
Carrboro mayorial candidate Robert
Drakeford said Sunday he will ask
Orange County elections officials to
investigate reports that some students
were asked improper questions while
attempting to register to vote last week.
Drakeford said he has received calls
from several students who feel they were
asked questions not pertinent to
establishing their eligibility as voters.
The candidate gave two examples of the
questions cited in the complaints: "Do
you plan to live here the rest of your
life'.'" and "Did you know your parents
will lose you as a tax deduction if you
register in Orange County?"
N.C. Board of Elections guidelines
require local elections officials to ask
questions of voter applicants to verify
the applicant's legal residency for voting
purposes.
The question concerning tax
Heels ram Demon Deacons 24-3
UNC touchdowns add thunder to Saturday's rain
By LEE PACE
Assistant Sports Editor
It looked for much of Saturday afternoon that Tar
Heel touchdowns would be as plentiful as Chapel Hill
rain.
The town hadn't had any rain in a couple of weeks,
and the football team hadn't scored all day. Thtskies
were threatening for the first 35 minutes of the game
and so were the Tar Heels. But each time UNC's
offense neared the Wake Forest goal line, an
interception or a fumble would ruin the drive.
But finally, with 10 minutes left in the third period,
the rain began drenching 48,000 in Kenan Stadium.
The Tar Heels decided they'd add the thunder.
S.C. game tickets ready
Ticket distribution for the South Carolina football
game begins today at the Carmichael Ticket Office and
the Carolina Union.
Tickets will be available at the Carmichael Ticket
Office from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and at the Carolina
Union from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Tuesday and
Wednesday. Signs will be posted in the Carolina Union
as to the exact location of the distribution line.
The experimental distribution, which will assign the
best seats on a first-come, first-serve basis, is designed
to make unclaimed student tickets available to
otherwise sold-out games available to alumni and the
general public.
Tickets not claimed by students by 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday will go on sale at $8 per ticket to the
general public Thursday morning.
Each student must present his athletic pass and a
valid student l.D. card to claim a ticket, and students
wishing to sit together must pick up their tickets at the
same time.
CGC hearing set;
drop policy slated
The Campus Governing Council
CGC) will hold a public hearing on
extending the drop period at 8 p.m.
Tuesday in Room 215-216 of the
Carolina Union.
The Educational Policy Committee
of the faculty recently voted to
recommend that the Faculty Council
continue the current four-week course
dropping policy. The purpose of this
meeting is to give students a chance to
express their feelings on the subject.
The Educational Policy Committee
also held a public hearing on the drop
period before it voted unanimously to
continue the present policy, but no
students attended that meeting.
CGC members, who hope to present
the Faculty Council with a proposal for
a longer drop period, are particularly
interested in students educational
reasons for supporting a longer drop
period, said Sonya Lewis, a CGC
representative.
CGC members must find a Faculty
Council member willing to present its
alternate proposal to the Faculty
Council at the Oct. 21 meeting.
Bernie Menapace jarred the football loose from
Wake tailback Ronchie Johnson. Alan Caldwell then
grabbed it in mid air and raced 72 yards to lift UNC to a
7-3 lead. After that, the Deacs began slipping, sliding
and dropping footballs at every chance. Before long,
Carolina owned a 24-3 victory in its first game of the
Atlantic Coast Conference season.
"The difference iii the ball game was that we were
able to get touchdowns on the board after they turned
the ball over to us, but they couldn't score when we
gave the ball to them," UNC Head Coach Bill Dooley
said.
Indeed, the UNC offense moved 163 yards on the
Deacons on four different possessions in the first half,
but fumbles by Phil Farris and Matt Kupec and two
interceptions of Kupec passes gave the Deacons
excellent field position three times. But they made little
use of the opportunity.
In fact, the three points Wake scored on its first
possession were a gift. Barry Sikes punted to Carolina,
but a holding penalty returned possession to the Deacs
at the UNC 22. When Carolina's defense stopped Stan
R olark short of a first down at the 1 5, Bob Hely kicked
a 30-yard field goal.
Carolina, however, made much better use of its
opponent's generosity.
After Caldwell's score in the third period, Tom
Biddle kicked a 39-yard field goal following John
Zeglinski's fumble. And after George Ervin fumbled
the ensuing kickoff, Billy Johnson bulled 18 yards for
UNC's second touchdown.
Most folks felt than that it was all over. But one
person, Wake Head Coach Mills, felt the Deacons
might have lost the game several minutes before U NC's
first score. '
"We lost our poise," Mills said, referring to the
impact of a Wake Forest drive that ended when James
MacDougald was stopped for no gain on a four-down
play at the Tar Heel four. "It wouldn't have mattered
what happened after that, the way we lost our poise."
Wake moved from its own 21 after receiving the
second-half kickoff to Carolina's 13 in five plays, and
after MacDougald gained three to the 10, a personal
foul on U NC left Wake with a second and two situation
at the five. The Tar Heels then stacked MacDougald
up three times for little gain.
"Everybody just pressed down and pulled together,"
said noseguard David Simmons, who had an excellent
game w ith 16 tackles. "We knew we had to keep them
out, and we did."
Defensive tackle Dee Hardison explained that in
short yardage situations, he and fellow linemen, such
as Simmons and Rod Broadway, actually become
blockers. They try to deck the offensive linemen so that
the Tar Heel linebackers can have open shots at the ball
carrier.
"We try and get low and get penetration," Hardison
said. "If we bet penetration, then the linebackers can
stack the runners up."
"The line tries to stack up the middle and stop the
flow up the middle," Simmons said, "and then the
linebackers react."
Although Carolina's defensive allowed Wake 290
total yards, it kept the Deacs out of the end zone. And
that's what counts.
"We had a few bad spots there in the beginning,"
Simmons said. "But after that, we began to pick up."
And although he admitted it was frustrating at times
for the defense to hold the opposition, only to watch
the offense get nothing, Simmons said he felt no
competition between the two groups.
"Some might say the defense might do good and the
offense bad, but to me we're all one unit. We're as much
offense as defense. We're not two units. The offense
and the defense are all the same."
Despite the many turnovers, there were some bright
spots for the UNC offense. Johnson, finally back at
fullback after four games at tailback, looked like his
old self while freshman Amos Lawrence gained 109
yards from tailback.
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Kristen Bryan, 1 1 , of Pittsboro spent most of her time Sunday
selling mirrors, but occasionally she took time out to eat snow
cones. Meanwhile, a juggler did his part to entertain spectators
at Festifall, held Sunday on Franklin Street. Staff photos by
Joseph Thomas.
deductions is not related to establishing
residency and is based on a false
assumption, Drakeford said. "I believe
that some of the questions asked were
politically motivated.
"1 have a suspicion that the questions
were inspired by someone not of the
same political persuasion as students,"
he said. "They wanted to intimidate the
students into not registering."
The Daily Tar Heel also received
several calls last week from students
who complained they were asked
questions unrelated to their residency
qualifications while attempting to
register.
Drakeford said he will refer the
complaints to Orange County Board of
Elections Chairperson Joseph Nassif in
a letter Monday. "I am asking him to
investigate the allegations of the
students that they were asked improper
questions and to determine if these
questions were directed at keeping the
students from voting."
The elections board will be asked to
extend the registration deadline if the
alleged intimidations arc verified,
Drakeford said. "I believe it should be
extended a couple of days to give the
students a chance to register."
A number of Carrboro candidates,
including Drakeford, participated in an
extensive registration campaign last
week at apartment complexes with
heavy student populations. Drakeford
said approximately 500 people
registered in Orange County last week.
"We averaged about 50 a day in
Carrboro.
"The questions may have kept us
from getting more," he said. "If I can, I
would like to get people to come
forward and testify to that effect."
Today is the last day students can
register to vote in the Nov. 8 election.
Anyone who will have lived at their
current address for 30 days prior to the
election can register at the Carrboro
Town Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
at the Chapel Hill Municipal Building
trom 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Paul Winter Consort
The Paul Winter Consort performed Friday in Memorial Hall. David Darling played
cello while partner Paul Winter soloed on saxophone. Winter and David have been
playing together for 10 years and are the only original members of the band. Staff
photo by Allen Jernigan.
Weekend rain was not enough
to alter water-saving efforts
By STEPHEN HARRIS
StafT Writer
Rain paid one of its infrequent visits to
Chapel Hill over the weekend, arriving just
in time to drown Wake Forest's success and
leaving just in time to make Festifall
pleasant.
The Orange Water and Sewer Authority
(OWASA) recorded one-half inch of rainfall
over the weekend, not enough to alter
Chapel H ill's water conservation efforts, but
provided welcomed relief nonetheless.
. "That will raise University Lake from one
to two inches," Everett Billingsley, executive
director of OWASA, said Sunday.
University Lake stood MVi inches below
capacity Sunday, about the same level as last
year. But Chapel Hill needs much more rain
before the water crisis will pass.
"It is important that people all over town,
both permanent residents and students,
realize what little benefit the rain will
provide and maintain our conservation
efforts until the water shortage is over,"
Billingsley said.
Durham water officials recorded almost
the same rainfall, but there is no hope their
short water supply will be eased soon.
Chapel Hill Mayor James C. Wallace was
delighted with the weekend's rain and said it
was a good omen.
"It was the first time 1 saw people at Kenan
Stadium walking around in the rain happy,"
Wallace said.
"The rain will help us get through
October. It did a great deal of good. It means
we will have only a month to go this year in
which we will need rain."
University Lake usually begins to fill in
December and succeeding winter months.
"If we keep the same rules on that we've
got now, 1 think we will be all right," Wallace
said. He said he sees 'he next two years as
crucial to Chapel Hill's water supply.
Wallace said he hopes that by next
summer, Chapel Hill will receive water from
Hillsborough. The proposed Hillsborough
pipeline can be constructed in three months.
Should construction begin in December,
Wallace said, it can be finished in February
and begin to help fill University Lake in
preparation for the summer.
Wallace said he hopes the Cain Creek
reservoir can be completed in two or three
years, which could relieve Chapel Hill's
water crisis for the foreseeable future.
"We are closing the gap," Wallace said.
"We can't afford to repeat a water crisis
every summer. We are about two years away
from having the water we need."
    

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