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Volume 92, Issue62 V 0
Wednesday, October 10, 1984
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Knox's support for Reagan
criticized by Democrats
The Associated Press
Unsuccessful gubneratorial candidate
Eddie Knox, who pulled the latest in
a string of political surprises by joining
President Reagan's campaign, says he
always liked Reagan even while
supporting Jimmy Carter in 1980.
Meanwhile, Knox continued to draw
sharp criticism yesterday from Demo
cratic partisans, while Republicans
praised him and said they hoped his
move would persuade Democrats to
cross party lines in other races.
Knox's appointment as national co
chairman of Democrats for Reagan was
announced shortly after he shocked
observers Monday by emerging from
Air Force One with Reagan in Char
lotte, where the president spoke.
Knox said in a telephone interview
that he agreed with much of what
Reagan said during his 1980 campaign
"I thought he was on the right track,
and I think what he said has worked,"
The former Charlotte mayor flew
with Reagan from Louisville, Ky., to
North Carolina and rode with him to
the rally site. They spent a total of about
an hour and 15 minutes together, Knox
By KEVIN WASHINGTON
"I don't think the death penalty is
right," said Brenda Harris, a 28-year-old
housewife from Durham. "If a white
person does something that a black
person does, like killing somebody, he
gets maybe three life sentences; but a
black man gets the gas chamber."
Fifty-two-year-old Larry Tripp, an
auto mechanic, disagreed: "I don't think
they're discriminating against black
people; I think they ought to go by the
Constitution, and if I were on a jury,
I'd hang a black one as soon as I'd hang
a white one."
Harris is black; Tripp is white. Both
represent the differences between blacks
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"I was impressed with his depth of
understanding of the issues," Knox said.
"We've heard all along that Reagan's
a man they give something to and he
runs out and reads it. I came away with
the impression that that's not true. He's
an alert, deep, thinking person."
Knox insisted that he had taken no
position on statewide races, including
the U.S. Senate race between incumbent
Republican Jesse Helms and Demo
cratic Gov. Jim Hunt and the guber
natorial clash between Democratic
Attorney General Rufus Edmisten and
U.S. Rep. Jim Martin, R-N.C.
"Ill cross that bridge when I come
to it," Knox said. "I havent been asked
to support Helms or Martin."
Knox's wife Frances and brother
Charles amazed political observers in
July by endorsing Helms and blaming
Hunt in part for Eddie Knox's loss to
Edmisten in the Democratic guberna
torial runoff. In August, four of Knox's
brothers endorsed Martin.
Democratic offcials and their spokes
men downplayed Knox's move, saying
it would have little impact.
"I "think statewide, Mr. Knox's
duplicity will work in our favor among
Democrats," said Dan Hoover,
Edmisten's press secretary. "He's a
and whites on the death penalty.
After years of debate over the fair
use of capital punishment, many black
North Carolinians believe the death
penalty is a discriminatory tool used
According to the Carolina Poll
conducted by the UNC School of
Journalism in February 1984, most
whites across the state favor the death
penalty while most blacks oppose it.
Seventy-one percent of the whites
surveyed said they favored the death
penalty compared with 32 percent of
the blacks surveyed.
Thirteen percent of the blacks and
10 percent of the whites surveyed said
they didn't know whether they were for
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By LORRY WILLIAMS
Although all students remaining at
UNC during fall break will have to pay
$5 a night for interim housing, the
athletic department is footing the bill
for athletes who must remain here for
practices or games.
"Athletes pay an interim rate just like
everyone else," said Collin Rustin,
associate director of university housing.
"The only difference is . . . the $5 is
paid by the athletic department rather
than coming out of their own pockets."
The athletic department will pay the
fee, whether the athlete is on scholarship
A Carolina tradition
University Day to celebrate UNC's 400th
By KATY FRIDL
Dons at Oxford and Cambridge
universities in England still wear
traditional academic robes to classes,
but the only chance UNC students have
to see their professors in the full regalia
of their alma maters will be during
University Day festivities Friday.
Classes will be canceled between 10
a.m. and 2 p.m. for the convocation
celebrating the 400th anniversary of the
Highlighting University Day will be
the presentation of awards to distin
guished alumni. On Friday, five UNC
alumni will receive awards. These
include writer John Ehle Jr. of Winston
Salem, attorney Katherine Robinson
Hunt to speak at University Day
By JIM ZOOK
Gov. Jim Hunt will be the featured
speaker Friday during University Day
activities as UNC celebrates its 191st
In spite of his impending showdown
Nwith Republican Sen. Jesse Helms for
Helms' Senate seat, most campus
administrators and leaders do not view
Hunt's appearance as having political
"I think it won't make a difference
politically if he speaks at University
Day," said Mark Gustavson, president
of UNC Young Democrats. "I think it's
great he took time from his busy
campaign schedule to speak here.'
But Ray Shimer, president of the
College Republicans, called it an
Andrews, Cobey clash on
By TOM CONLON
Democratic incumbent congressman
Ike Andrews clashed by telephone from
Washington D.C. with Republican
challenger Bill Cobey on abortion,
defense, and fiscal and social issues last
night in Hamilton Hall in what prom
ises to be their only joint 4th District
Andrews, originally scheduled to
attend the congressional and N.C.
Senate candidates forum at UNC,
announced Monday that he would not
debate his challenger because Cobey
refused to allow 15 minutes for questions
about 1982 campaign TV ads.
Andrews decided at the last minute
to remain in Washington because of an
extended congressional session and
instead agreed to be heard at the forum
In his opening statement Cobey
criticized Andrews for not attending the
forum and failing to reschedule the
The candidates' strong differences on
abortion brought applause from both
Cobey and Andrews supporters.
"I am definitely opposed to abortion
. . . and will support a constitutional
amendment to ban abortions even in
cases of rape or incest," Cobey said.
More whites than blacks
or against the death penalty.
The poll percentages were based on
a sampling of 1 , 195 persons 1 92 black
and 1,003 white. The black-white
difference was highly unlikely to be due
"Those figures are consistent with the
national samples," said Dr. Darnell
Hawkins, associate professor in the
UNC sociology department. "Blacks are
often less likely to support the death
penalty. Some surveys show a 20
percent difference between the races."
Hawkins, whose area of study is
sociology of the law, said, "One thing
blacks see is that capital punishment has
been used disproportionately against
blacks, and historically blacks have
pay $5 fee
or not, if the coach asks the athletes
to stay because of a game or practice,
said Jack Himebauch, director of
"If the student were non-scholarship
and had not been asked to stay, then
he would have to pay the fee himself,"
Athletes would have to find some
other means of housing if they did not
stay in the dorms, Himebauch said. "In
Chapel Hill, that could be difficult," he
Last year there was a big response
about how unfair the interim housing
Everett of Durham, N.C. Secretary of
Human Resources Sarah Taylor Mor
row of Raleigh, educator and author
James Wesley Silver of Dunedin Beach,
Fla., and business executive Sherwood
Hubbard Smith Jr. of Raleigh.
The program will begin with the
academic procession, in which faculty
members dressed in the robes and
mortar boards of the universities where
they received their degrees march from
the Old Well to Memorial Hall.
Each university has a different color,
and each degree has a slightly varied
design. Bright red capes from the
Sorbonne in France and sky-blue robes
from the University of Madrid in Spain
will appear beside Oxford garb, as well
as representative apparel from univer
"interesting coincidence" that the
governor will be the featured speaker
at a University function a little more
than three weeks before Election Day.
"I dont see it as a political statement
by the University, but maybe by the
University administration," Shimer
Both Gustavson and Shimer expect
there to be students present voicing their
support for Hunt or Helms during the
Chancellor Christopher C. Fordham
III said the governor's speech is "apol
itical" and will address the birthday of
the University, as well as the 400th
anniversary of the settling of North
Carolina's first colony.
"It (University Day) gives exposure
to the festivities and traditions of the
"Statistics show only 1 percent of
abortions are due to rape or incest, and
abortion produces another trauma on
Cobey said adoption was the best
solution and mentioned the son he
adopted in 1972. Andrews said he
favored federal abortion legislation.
The candidates' opinions on a nuclear
freeze resolution again drew sharp
contrasts, with Andrews for and Cobey
against. "I will support the nuclear
freeze resolution as long as it is
verifiable," Andrews said. "I don't feel
the negotiations with the Russians went
well ... I wish they were continuing
but I dont think they will."
Cobey acknowledged the spread of
nuclear weapons was a threat to world
peace but added "when they (the
Russians) build, we build and when
we stop, they build.
"We're behind and need to catch up
with them before we think about a
freeze," Cobey said, citing statistics
showing a Soviet numerical advantage
in weapons systems. The Soviets also
violated past arms treaties with the
United States, he said,
"Russia is a closed country how
could you verify on-site inspection?"
On defense spending, Andrews said
he supported an increase but by a
support capital punishment, according to
thought of the death penalty as the
execution of black people for discrim
But he said, whites are more in favor
of the death penalty because they don't
beleive it will be used against them.
Dr. Richard Cramer, also an asso
ciate professor in the UNC sociology
department, agreed with Hawkins and
added that the belief might be attributed
to prison demographics.
"After all," he said, "50 percent of
the prison population and the death row
population is black while the general
population is 12 percent black."
Patty McQuillan, public information
officer for the N.C. Department of
procedures were, said Allan Calarco,
assistant director of housing for resi
dence life. It is not economically feasible
to keep 29 buildings open for 10 to 12
people, he said.
"It's not an issue of fairness," Calarco
said. "We accommodate the majority
of the people. The majority of athletes
live on South Campus."
"If it weren't for athletes, we wouldn't
be able to keep the dorms open,"
The department of housing uses the
money from the fees to maintain a 24
hour desk at each of the dorms on South
Campus and to increase security around
Athletes and students who live on
sities all over the United States and
"University Day affirms the tradition
at UNC which is part of the cohesion
necessary for a collegiate atmosphere,"
said Stirling Haig, professor of French
in the Romance languages department
and faculty marshal from 1978-84. As
Faculty Marshall, Haig is responsible
for organizing University Day, includ
ing arranging the academic procession
and presentation of awards. Haig
inherited the academic robe of William
Dye, first chairman of the Romance
languages department. "The biggest
worry is whether it will rain," Haig said.
Haig resigned from the position this
year and will be succeeded by Charles
Long, Kenan professor in the religion
University, and it gives a link between
the people of the state and the Unvier
sity," Fordham said. "Governor Hunt
will speak on that linkage."
Charles Morrow, professor of chem
istry and former provost of the Uni
versity, the administrator which super
vises University Day activities, said he
did not think there would be anything
political in the governor's appearance.
"The governor is always invited to
come and sit on the platform," Morrow
said. "Fortunately, he is able to come
Hunt will speak in Memorial Hall in
a convocation scheduled to begin at 1 1
a.m. Friday. During the convocation,
five Distinguished Alumnus Awards
will be presented. Classes will be
canceled between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
abortion, defense, ERA
' am definitely opposed to abortion . . . and will
support a constitutional amendment to ban abortion
even in cases of rape or incest. Statistics show only
1 percent of abortions are due to rape or incest,
and abortions produce another trauma on those
mothers. ' Bill Cobey
smaller amount than Reagan's prop
osal. He added that budget cuts should
be made in all programs, but with
Cobey said defense should remain a
priority and stressed the need for
passing a balanced budget amendment.
Both candidates agreed the United
States should continue to offer military
and economic aid to El Salvador,
though Cobey denounced the continued
flow of arms into El Salvador from
Defending his voting attendance
record, Andrews said figures showing
his voting attendance record at 61
percent only applied to committee votes
and that his full House votes were
around 71 percent. Andrews said he had
earlier taken two weeks off to campaign
as well as to meet constituent needs in
Corrections, said the state's death row
was 65 percent black with 23 blacks,
14 whites and one Indian.
According to the 1980 census, blacks
made up 22 percent of the state's
McQuillan said that of the 361 people
executed in Central Prison since the
state began keeping records in 1910, 78
percent have been black.
The only two women killed in the
state's history were also black, she said.
Hawkins said debate over the dis
criminatory use of the death penalty had
surfaced in recent years in legal circles.
"Some of that debate has been targeted
at sentencing," he said. "It's more likely
South Campus will be able to stay in
their own dorm rooms during fall break,
"There is no common place large
enough to house them (athletes) so they
get to stay in their rooms," Calarco said.
"That's also easiest on us
Barrack-style bunks will be set up in
Morrison lounges for other students
who need interim housing. Students
have until 5 p.m. today to notify the
housing department if they plan to stay.
The buildings on South Campus will
be. locked at all times, Rustin said. A
student will need a key and identifica
tion in order to gain entrance to a
department. Haig said he was acting as
faculty marshal for this year's Univer
sity Day because Long will be out of
"The most popular University Day
I can remember was when Andy Griffith
received an award, Haig said.
"Traditionally, recipients of the awards
don't make speeches. Griffith did a sort
of stand-up comic routine; Memorial
Hall was overflowing."
Usually only about 2,000 people
attend the event, Haig said, including
the chairman of the UNC Board of
Trustees, and faculty and administra
tion officials. On Friday, Gov. Jim Hunt
will give the address following the
presentation of awards.
to allow students and faculty to par
ticipate in the activities.
Because Friday is an abbreviated day
of classes and the last day of classes
before Fall Break, administrators said
they expected many students would
leave campus Thursday to extend their
Fordham said he hoped students
would stick around for the activities.
Shimer thinks there will be some
students remaining in Chapel Hill, and
some of them will be at Memorial Hall
to voice their opinion on the Senate
"Therell be people around," he said.
"Ill stick around. I'm sure that the Hunt
forces will have some people out there,
and well have a few people out there
Cobey said the Equal Rights Amend
ment, which Andrews supports, should
not be passed. "We have the 14th
Amendment to protect the equal rights
and distinguish between roles in society
for all citizens," he said. "We dbnt need
the federal courts to get involved in
another issue." Andrews said the ERA
was "a basic right and should not be
denied to anyone whatsoever."
Other issues discussed included the
environment and party platforms.
N.C. Sens. Russell Walker CD
Randolph), Wanda Hunt (D-Moore)
and Republican challenger Archie Rich
participated in the N.C. Senate forum
prior to the congressional forum.
In the forum, all candidates said they
supported a repeal of the sales tax on
food. Rich and Hunt said they also
See Forum on page 3
that a black person will get the death
penalty for killing a white victim than
if the victim were black."
Cramer said that although many
blacks might be opposed to the death
penalty becuase they thought it was a
discriminatory too, liberal ideology in
the black community might also be a
"Blacks tend to be more liberal
politically," he said, "and with liberal
ism, there is more an idea of rehabil
itation in the criminal system than
"Blacks might be against the death
penalty because it is purely punitive,"