Pages 4,5: Special Focus on Diana's Force
Rain, it is a comin'
A continued 50 percent
chance of showers today.
High in the low 80s, low in
the upper 60s. Partly cloudy
this weekend. At the beach,
expect an 80 percent of
thunderstorms and gusty
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Sabers or sabres?
When the fencing team from
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land, stops here to engage
UNC in an exhibition match,
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Volume 92, Issue 43
Friday, September 14, 1984
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WILMINGTON, N.C. Hurricane
Diana howled into the Carolinas on
yesterday, causing more than $20
million damage as it ripped off roofs,
toppled power lines and blocked roads
with water and debris.
At least one looting incident was
reported, and many people who had left
shelters were stranded.
No deaths or injuries were blamed
directly on the storm, which had
hovered off the coast most of Wednes
day .before turning inland just after
Diana began losing strength by
midday, but not before it had done so
much damage that the . National
Weather Service called it "the worst
hurricane since Hazel" in the Cape Fear
area. Hazel struck Oct. 5-18, 1954,
causing $280 million worth of property
damage and killing 347 people on the
East Coast and Haiti.
Preliminary damage estimates
reached $20 million in three small
coastal communities alone, said state
Highway Patrol Capt. Robert Barefoot.
He listed them as Oak Island, Yaupon
Beach and Long Beach, which he said
was "devastated. It is very, very severe."
Sky Conklin, inspections director for
New Hanover County, said damage in
the county which includes Wilming
ton was estimated at more than $3
million in early estimates.
The state suffered "some very great
damage," with the worst in Brunswick
and New Hanover counties, said Gov.
Jim Hunt, adding that details were
sketchy because of the difficulty in
reaching affected areas. He said he
hoped President Reagan would act
quickly on his request for emergency
An estimated 20,000 of Carolina
Power & Light Co.'s 40,000 customers
in and around Wilmington were with
out power, the utility said. Spokeswo
man Kay Young said it would be
tomorrow at the earliest before all
nower could be restored. An additional
10,000 customers l6st"power in South
Carolina, utility officials there said. An
ice cream shop lost 500 poounds of ice
cream in Southport due to this power
Although the power was out, phone
service held up in most areas but was
overloaded with calls.
One man died of a heart attack while
trying to secure his house and a social
services worker died in a traffic accident
on his way to work as the storm bullied
its way ashore early yesterday.
S TV's fall
By LISA SWICEGOOD
"STV - It's gonna be big." That's what
the T-shirts predict. And if students'
reactions are any indication, Student
Television will indeed be big.
STV aired its premiere show Wed
nesday night on Village Cable Channel
11 with features of 1984 graduation
exercises, this fall's sorority rush of this
year and a creative segment titled
"It was fantastic, a lot of fun," said
Tim Vann, a graduate student from
Large crowds gathered at Four
Corners, Mr. Gatti's, He's Not Here and
Linda's to watch STV's first show of
the year. In fact, the crowd at Mr.
Gatti's resembled that of a Carolina
State backetball game. Tables and
chairs overflowed the main room as
students waited for glimpes of them
selves or their friends.
"They filmed at my house," said
Kappa Delta Nancy Steinmeyer. "Rush
is such a controversial issue, I wanted
to see how they presented it. Everybody
wants to see themselves on TV."
Other students came to view the
production out of curiousity.
"I saw the signs and wanted to come
see it," said Becky Barnes, a junior from
Form the early moments of the show,
it was clear it was a success. Students
responded with laughter and applause.
"It was fun to see the students," said
Margie Benbow, a senior from
Winston-Salem. "But the graduation
part was too long."
Benbow, who was shown in the
sorority rush segment, did not enjoy
seeing herself on TV. "It was too
embarassing," she said.
See STV on page 6
It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
By KATY FRIDL
Supporters of Christian speaker Josh
McDowell visited UNC fraternity
houses prior to an Interfraternity
Council meeting yesterday asking
fraternity presidents to attend the
meeting but the IFC still failed to
achieve a quorum required to vote on
a proposal to change one night of rush
in order to accomodate the speaker.
The Sept. 17 fraternity rush parties
conflict with McDowell's speaking
Young, excited Heels
By LEE ROBERTS
Assistant Sports Editor
Throw the ball in the air and see
where it lands that is the outlook
for the 1984 North Carolina football
squad as they head into tomorrow's
opener against the Naval Academy.
But that aura of uncertainty could
be what makes this edition of the Tar
Heels so much more enjoyable. Ques
tionable high rankings will not plague
the Tar Heels with unneeded pressure,
as they felt last year after starting out
7-0 without having played anyone.
This UNC team is young, eager and
excited, and they will find out early in
1984 where they stand after facing
Heisman candidates the likes of Navy's
heralded Napoleon McCallum and
Boston College's Doug Flutie, and a
powerhouse by the name of Qemson
within the first four games.
"Navy is a very disciplined and well
conditioned football team and will be
a good test for us," UNC head coach
Dick Crum said.
The Midshipmen will be led by senior
tailback McCallum, who led the nation
in all-purpose running last season and
was third in rushing with 1,587 yards.
"Certainly, McCallum will be a real
initiation for our young defense," Crum
said. "He is an exceptional back because
he does so many things so well."
But North Carolina will counter with
a Heisman candidate of its own in senior
Ethan Horton, who finished 17th in the
nation in rushing last year despite
splitting time in the backfield with
Tyrone Anthony, who has since
departed to the NFL.
In fact, Navy and North Carolina
have more in common than their
talented tailbacks the quarterback
Hurricane Diana thrashed the Carolina coast, causing over $20 million damage in the worst storm since 1954, according to the National
Weather Service. Winds died down to approximately 15 mph along the coast close to midnight yesterday. Torrential rains pounded much
of the eastern portion of the state, though the major devastation occurred in the towns Oak Island, Yaupon Beach, and Long Beach.
Photo by Larry Childress and Charles Ledford
engagement. The request called for
moving the Sept. 17 rush parties to Sept.
The IFC constitution states that at
least 15 fraternity presidents must be
present for a quorum.
Sigma Chi President Marcus Hayes
said he did not go to the meeting
specifically because he wanted to
prevent a quorum.
"I didn't want to change it (rush),"
he said. He had been present at a
situation with both teams is almost
identical. Kevin Anthony and Mark
Maye are two North Carolina quarter
backs with relatively little playing
experience, and sophomore Bill Byrne
steps into the slot for the first time for
Navy. Anthony is the slated starter, but
Maye is expected to see "Home action,
Both teams are also recovering from
relatively disappointing years for their
programs. North Carolina finished 1983
with an 81 mark, but it lost four of
its last five games, including a 28-3
Football weekends spell blue heaven for
By VANESSA WILLIAMS
"Virginia is for losers,
State is too,
But the team I love wears Carolina
This new jingle, coined by the
Shrunken Head, hasn't caught on with
the cheerleaders yet, but local businesses
love Carolina blue for the surge of
customers football Saturdays bring.
Many local hotels have no vacancies
for this weekend and report that this
football season promises to draw large-out-of-town
crowds for each home
"We are not quite full for the first
game, but full for the others," said Gene
Walton, general manager for the
Carolina Inn on W. Cameron Avenue.
The Hotel Europa.on Europa Drive
is also nearly full. Laura Condie,
reservations clerk, said that the Hotel
Europa only has 20 open spaces for this
weekend. The hotel is nearly full on
every football weekend, she said.
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meeting Tuesday when the IFC
failed to achieve quorum.
Alan Comer, a member of Phi' Delta
Chi fraternity who helped initiate the
proposal, said "Josh McDowell is the
most highly demanded college speaker
in the country; he has spoken to more
college students than any ofoer man in
history. Since his appearance on cam
pus is expected to draw as much as 50
percent of the student body, rush parties
scheduled for Sept. 17 are a big conflict
because fraternity brothers and rushees
looking forward to Navy match
Peach Bowl blowout at the hands of
Florida State. Navy finished 3-8 last
season, its first losing season in six years.
Tomorrow's game also marks the
season-opener for both teams, a marked
contrast to Miami (Florida), which has
already played three games.
"Because we're so young, weVe done
more scrimmaging than in the past,"
Crum said. "But, our players now need
to play someone other than themselves."
Navy head coach Gary Tranquill has
felt the itch about waiting to start the
season as well.
The stores and restaurants on Frank
lin Street are expecting double or triple
their regular business for Saturday from
football fans buying Tar Heel souvenirs
The Rathskeller at 157-A Franklin
St. usually has a long line of fans waiting
for tables after the football game. The
Rathskeller is usually very busy, said
Charles Smith, part-owner and man
ager. On football Saturdays, Smith said,
he employs twice as many people as
At Spanky's, 101 E. Franklin St., the
fans pack the restaurant "whether we
win or not," said Jay Bryson, who has
been a bartender there for two years.
To cope with the crowd, Spanky's does
not employ extra waiters, but tries to
have their best workers on hand.
Four Corners at 175 E. Franklin St.
has about five extra people working
game days to deal with the extra
customers who often wind around the
corner waiting for a table, said Craig
Richland, who has tended the bar there
rush on schedule
are obligated to attend those functions."
Comer said 16 fraternity presidents
affirmed they would be present at the
meeting, but only 1 1 presidents
attended. Most of the response from
fraternities had been positive, Comer
said, and it had appeared the proposal
would have passed if a quorum had been
Sam Vernon, a member of Campus
Crusade and Sigma Chi fraternity who
graduated in May, expressed his appre
"I'm very satisfied with our preseason
work," Tranquill said. "I noted a general
overall improvement. We have better
depth, we're stronger and we're in better
condition than a year ago. But I think
it's time for us to play a game, so we
can find out whether we can play or
not.. It seems as if weVe been practicing
a long time."
A big key to this game will be whether
North Carolina can stop McCallum
with such a young defense. The only
returning starters from last year's
defensive squad who will be in the
for three years.
Before Carolina fans crowd Kenan
Stadium or local restaurants,. many of
them stop to buy Tar Heel parapher
nalia such as pennants, pom-poms or
Tar Heel sportswear to better cheer on
the team. The Shrunken Head at 155
E. Franklin St. is more blue than the
football team and specializes in Carol-
' ina items. Its inventory ranges from the
more tame UNC sweatshirts to musical
Carolina candy jars to the ever-present
bumper stickers with catchy slogans all
in (you guessed it) Carolina blue.
Shelton Henderson, owner of the
. Shrunken Head, said that sweatshirt
sales are always good. This year, muscle
shirts may also be big sellers.
"Tremendous amounts of people" visit
the Shrunken Head each season, he
' According to Henderson, the Atlan
tic Coast Conference games bring the
most people to Chapel Hill. ACC fans
also arrive earlier than other team's fans
which is good for pregame business, he
ciation to the presidents who attended
the two meetings. "The meetings were
optional, and we realize that fraternity
members are committed to rush
Lambda Chi Alpha Vice President
Dave Long said, " Some fraternities
already have invitiations printed and
they might not want to reprint."
Since the proposal was not voted on,
the dates for formal fraternity rush will
adhere to the original schedule of Sept.
16, 17 and 19.
opening lineup tomorrow are outside
linebacker Micah Moon, tackle Brian
Johnston and cornerback Larry James.
All were named to the preseason all
conference team and Moon, a 6-1, 233
pound senior, has been selected to all
of the preseason All-America teams.
Navy leads the series, 3-2, but the last
time it beat North Carolina was 1906,
when Teddy Roosevelt was president.
Yep, that's right, the same Teddy
Roosevelt who was a former assistant
secretary of the navy.
said. "Clemson, Duke and N.C. State
fans come over (to Chapel Hill), spend
the night and make a long weekend of
it," Henderson said. In spite of the other
ACC fans, though, Henderson doesn't
stock anything but Carolina novelties.
"If it isn't a Carolina shirt, we don't
make it," he said.
UNC Student Stores opens an hour
earlier and closes an hour later than
usual to accomodate students and
guests buying Tar Heel memorabilia.
Displays of pom-poms, flags and
pennants decorate the store, bidding
students to buy novelties to support the
Restuarants and Tar Heel stores are
not the only businesses that benefit on
game weekends. Convenience and
grocery stores also note increased sales.
At Top of the Hill, on the corner of
Franklin and Columbia streets, so many
customers rush in so fast that cashiers
have a hard time keeping with them.
See MERCHANTS on page 2