Calls Helms racial bigot'
Cannon abandons Senate race
Friday. October 28, 1977 ' The Daily Tar Heel 3
The race for the U.S. Senate seat held by
Jesse Helms, R-N.C, erupted into a
momentary flurry of activity this week when
Raleigh lawyer Hugh Cannon pulled his
name from the list of Democratic hopefuls.
Cannon's departure from the race was not
much of a surprise. Cannon was the first to
announce his candidacy for the race more
than a year ago but did little publicly until his
At his Tuesday press conference he called
Helms a "racial bigot" and promptly
endorsed Luther Hodges Jr., a Charlotte
banker, as the best choice among
Hodges, however, was shocked by
Cannon's attack on Helms. Hodges, who
attended the press conference, immediately
disavowed the remarks, saying, "I'm just a
tourist here. I have nothing to say."
Asked by reporters to be more specific,
Cannon said, "There'll be plenty of time to
spell that out. You know, a snake is just a
goddamn snake, you know."
Cannon later repeated a charge leveled
against Helms during his 1972 campaign,
that Helms had dropped out of a Raleigh
church when a black was admitted.
Helms responded later Tuesday, "I don't
want to dignify what Hugh has already said.
I've always felt Hugh was a nice fellow, and
perhaps he will realize he overspoke
Cannon told reporters,"! got into this race
because I wanted the people of North
Carolina to say, now that this man doesn't
represent North Carolina. He doesn't
represent America. He doesn't represent
anything we believe in. Now, the Panama
Canal (issue) fell into his lap. But a racial
.bigot cannot represent North Carolina
because we're not racial bigots in this state."
Hodges' campaign manager, George
Ragsdale, clarified the Hodges camp's
position on the attack, calling it
"unfortunate" and "untrue."
"1 just don't know what got into Hugh," he
said. "I just don't understand it. 1 disagree
that Helmsisasnakeandabigot. I've known
Jesse a long time, and that's just not true."
On Wednesday, Hodge telephoned
Helms' Washington office to assure him that
his campaign would be conducted on a
"positive note." Hodges spoke with a Helms
aide, former state Sen. Hamilton Horton.
H odges said he assured Horton that Cannon
was speaking as an individual, and "you can
rest assured that the campaign will be
conducted on a positive note."
Helms, though, took the w hole incident in
stride, saying, "1 would want Mr. Hodges
and M r. Cannon to know that I bear them no
ill will. As far as I'm concerned, the matter is
Hodges said the bigotry attack would only
hurt his campaign "to the extent that anyone
thinks this will be the tone of the campaign.
"Race is not really an issue," Hodges said.
"The issue is the future of North Carolina."
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Carter instates further arms
embargo against South Africa
U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C, was
called a "racial bigot" and "a snake" by
Raleigh lawyer Hugh Cannon in a news
conference this week as Cannon
withdrew from the senatorial race for
Helms' seat. Cannon, a Democrat threw
his support to Luther Hodges Jr.
celebrate in Pit
Carolina pumpkin carvers will display their
handiwork in the Pit Monday as part ol a Carolina
Tnion Halloween celebration.
Contestants in the pumpkin carving contest
may bring their pumpkins, along with a candle, to
the Pit between 1 1:30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.
Pries awarded for the orange orbs arc $25 for
first place. $15 for second place and $10 lor third
Other uicbiation activities are performances by
the Hickory Hollow Blucurass Band and the
Apple Chill Cloggeis between noon and 3 p.m. in
the Pit. .
A "Monster Mash" disco will be held from 9
p.m. till midnight in Cireat Hall. Koy Rosen's
disco and light show, a feature at Caro winds
amusement park, will host the dance.
Students should bring their own beer and wine,
proof of age and student I J. Admission is free.
The Union encourages all "Monster Mash"
goers to wear Halloween attire. A $20 Record Bar
gift certificate for best all around costume will be
awarded. Two $ 10 gift certificates will be given for
the most original and the scariest costumes.
Ana McClanahan, committee chairperson, said
the celebration would provide students with a
study break and a place to enjoy Hallowed Saints
WASHINGTON (L'Pl) - President
Carter announced Thursday he has ordered
an immediate U.S. arms embargo against
South Africa but no economic retaliation
in response to its "blatant deprivation of
basic human rights."
"We still hope the South Africans will not
sever themselves from the rest of the world
and will work in an evolutionary way toward
the establishment of human rights," Carter
said at a news conference.
His first move to respond to South
Africa's racial crackdowns seemed a
comparative slap on the wrist, since the
United States has embargoed the sale of
arms to Pretoria since 1962 and, according
to Pentagon sources, the new order would
affect little more than the sale of spare parts
for military cargo aircraft.
State Department officials, however, said
it would also cover a "gray area" of
equipment, such as computers, not affected
by the earlier embargo.
At a news conference that ranged over
many other subjects, the President also said
Congress' attempts to work out a
conservation-oriented energy policy
amounts to "a test of the national w ill." and
suggested he might compromise by
accepting natural gas price ceilings higher
than he wanted.
He also gave a somewhat more restrained
appraisal of prospects for concluding a new
Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty with the
Soviets, saying "the general terms of a
settlement" might be worked out soon but a
detailed treaty, ready for signing, will take
Coal conversion incentive
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Senate
voted Thursday 51-37 to tax industries
which have the capability but refuse to
switch to coal and then gave their Finance
Committee chairperson a virtual "blank
check" to negotiate an energy tax
compromise with the House.
Senate liberals scored an unexpected
victory on the industrial tax. rhe first to be
included in the Senate version of the energy
Ray testifies in trial
WARTBURG, Tenn. (UPI) James
Earl Ray told a jury Thursday he escaped
from a Tennessee prison June 10 because he
thought that was the only way he could win a
new trial in the assassination of Martin
Luther King, Jr.
Ray testified in his own defense at his trial
on escape charges that could add up to five
years to the 99-year sentence he received
alter pleading guilty to the 1968 slaying of
"It was my intention after I was out a
couple of months to get in touch with the
U S. Attorney General, Griffin Bell, to
arrange for a trial in the King case," the 49-year-old
Deficit falls short
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The federal
budget deficit for the past accounting year
fell $23 billion below administration
projections because of reduced federal
spending and withdrawal of the $50 rebate,
the White House said Thursday.
James Mclntyre, acting director of the
Office of Management and Budget, said the
government took in $356.9 billion and spent
The $45-billion deficit was a major change
from the new administration's forecast of
$68 billion in February. The fiscal 1977
deficit was also an improvement from the
$60.6 billion deficit in the Ford
administration's final year.
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a top-ranked university like this and discover
the problems it has. The small number of
black faculty is a problem.
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