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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Volume 92, Issue L? ' (
Friday, October 19, 1984 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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By JIM ZOOK
UNC President William Friday said
yesterday that he received a letter which
launches a vicious attack on him and
UNC for fostering a "liberal atheist
clique" and because "homosexuality
and communism (at the University) are
of epidemic proportions."
The letter is signed by Rev. M.
Maynard Wilkes, who stated in the
letter that he represented a group called
Southern Christians for Helms.
Republican Jesse Helms is defending his
Senate seat from a bid by Gov. Jim
The letter reads in part: "Thanks to
the liberal atheist clique which you
(Friday) have for years defended and
protected on the Chapel Hill campus,
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Rakin' up fall:
Juniors Jeff Bradley and Steve Coggins found that the beauty of fall could often become drudgery, as they
fulfill their pledge obligations, keeping the yard of Chi Phi fraternity clean.
Edmisten feels heat
Martin wants state voters to know his name
By JIM SUROWIECKI
With white columns, waxed desks
and the plush red carpet of the old
House chamber as his backdrop, former
six-term Charlotte area Congressman
Jim Martin began his quest 10 months
ago in Raleigh to become only the
second Republican governor elected in
Since then, his opponent, Democratic
Attorney General Rufus Edmisten, has
had to weather two tough gubernatorial
primaries against former Charlotte
, Mayor Eddie Knox, while Martin has
had to subdue bitter differences within
the state GOP, build some semblance
of a state campaign organization and
raise a campaign war chest.
Political observers say the appearan
ces, the ad campaigns and the strategies
all hinge on one fact: N.C. voters know
their attorney general but have a harder
time naming their 9th District
The Edmisten-Martin race hinges on
"We all knew Rufus, but no one knew
Martin," explains UNC political science
professor Thad Beyle.
To make Martin a household word
outside the 9th District, Martin's
campaign officials have used a variation
of the 1-85 strategy in deciding where
Martin makes personal appearances,
and they use a personality-oriented
The 1-85 corridor is important in N.C.
politics because a majority of the state's
population lives along its wide swath,
and a candidate can get free coverage
from television stations and other media
in cities in the swath such as Greens
boro, Charlotte, Durham, Raleigh and
Besides campaigning extensively up
the corridor, Martin has also made a
major effort to visit the state's rural
counties with trips last week to Forest
City and a number of other smaller
towns. That, plus television and radio
ads stressing his 10 years of experience
at Davidson College as a chemistry
professor , coupled with his personal
A subject for a great poet would
'If (Helms spokesman) Claude Allen says they have nothing to do
with it, then I have no reason to doubt him. But the Helms campaign
hasa climate where this type thing flourishes Don Hobart
homosexuality and Communism (sic)
are of epidemic proportions. As Chris
tian taxpayers, we demand that this
contingency of degradation, which
festers like a cancer on the forehead of
North Carolina education, be excor
iated from our presence."
Friday said he was upset by the letter
and by the author's attempt to drag the
University into the campaign with
Election Day less than three weeks
"I view this as vile, hateful comraun-
qualities of honesty and integrity have
begun to put Martin's name on the
tongues of a growing number of North
"We keep going up, and he
(Edmisten) keeps going down," Martin
told more than 32,000 partisans at the
Reagan rally last week in Charlotte.
Martin was buoyed by staff polls which
he said showed him a lot closer than
The Charlotte Observer's, spread of 50.5
percent for Edmisten to 39.2 percent for
Martin. A poll by the Focus Group Inc.,
which is based in Chapel Hill, showed
Martin ahead 36.4 percent to 34.1
Martin campaign officials admit
Edmisten is still the front-runner but
point to Edmisten's 26-point lead at the
start of the campaign as a yardstick to
measure the direction the gubernatorial
race has taken.
But Edmisten's radio and television
ad campaign attacking Martin's record
on phone rates, care for the elderly and
utility regulation, combined with
Edmisten gains in the state's metropol
itan areas, could well check Martin's
recent surge in momentum.
"Martin was going around the state
unchallenged, portraying himself as a
warm, nice kind of guy, just the kind
of guy you would like to have as
governor, instead of dealing with the
issues," said Edmisten campaign press
secretary Dan Hoover, who added that
the financial drain from Edmisten's
primary battle with Knox kept ads in
the can longer than the Edmisten
campaign might have wanted.
"We ran (the ads) a week earlier than '
we liked to," Hoover said. "We decided
to go on and slow him (Martin) down,
and 1 think we've done that considering
the way he's been squealing," he said.
Hoover predicts new movement for the
Edmisten campaign once the state's
voters learn Martin is "a man insensitive
to the needs of the people but in tune
ication that is meant to induce fear on
this campus," Friday said.
The letter also says that "devout
Christians like Senator Jesse Helms and
Mr. Bob Windsor (editor of the N.C.
Landmark) have launched a campaign
to the end against this Godless filth that
is draining the sap from the moral fiber
of our youth."
The letter supplies numbers it claims
represents how many homosexuals are
in listed departments. Although it
doesnt mention any specific names, the
to the major corporate entities of this
state as well as this country."
"Edmisten is solid in the East and
rural areas, very strong in the mountains
and even in some of the Republican
counties in the foothills," he said. "We
have been looking to organize in the
urban areas and have been making
In both Democratic gubernatorial
primaries, Knox bested Edmisten in the
state's cities. But Knox's recent endor
sement of President Reagan has swung
many former Knox holdouts into the
Edmisten camp. Also, the religious
right's support of Republican Sen. Jesse
Helms' candidacy is turning state
moderates against the GOP ticket.
And as the state's top cop and a state
officeholder for 10 years, Edmisten can
count on a well-oiled political network
of county sheriffs and loyal supporters.
The only scheduled debate of the
campaign, which took place Sept. 29,
was a shot in the arm for Martin,
according to Beyle and UNC political
science colleague Merle Black, not
because of his debate performance
against Edmisten, but because for the
first time, television viewers saw Martin
on the same stage as Edmisten. "The
debate clearly helped Martin more than
Edmisten," Beyle said. "It always helps
the underdog, especially when
unknown, to be seen with the favorite
on an equal basis." No more debates
Black suggested that some of Mar
tin's upward movement in the polls
could be attributed to his desire to open
up the Eastern part of the state to
industrial development and his open
courting of business support.
Issues won't count for much.
The race has become a race between
parties and individuals, not ideologies,
ItH be up to the voters to decide who
they like Edmisten, the "barefoot boy
in a top hat" from the farm but now
smoking his pipe in metropolitan
Raleigh, or Martin, the chemistry
teacher turned congressman.
be God's boredom after the seventh day of Creation Nietzche
author promises those "will come soon".
The author adds that these accusa
tions are substantiated by "sworn
statements from Christian students who
have been propositioned by these
leaches (sic) all associate professors,
professor, assistant deans, deans and
Upon receiving the letter, Friday
turned it over to State Bureau of
Investigations Director Haywood Sta
rling for the agency to find the author.
Friday called the author a "coward who
Amy to join Jimmy for UNC visit
By DAVID SCHMIDT
Amy Carter won't get red-carpet
treatment Tuesday afternoon when she
visits the campus with her father, former
President Jimmy Carter, University
Carter, who turns 17 today, has said
she might attend UNC, Brown or
Princeton universities next year and is
interested in astronomy. She will take
advantage of her father's lecture at UNC
to take a close look at the campus
The boarding school senior from
Plains, Ga., will be treated plainly, said
Judith McLaurin, an administrative
secretary in the chancellor's office who
is coordinating the Carters' visit.
"There is nothing formal planned for
By MIKE SCHOOR
Listen to Mike T- oberts tell you about
the standout shortstop who plays in
Raleigh and check the price of United
Airlines' next non-stop to God-knows-where.
Then youH understand why non
revenue sports coaches at UNC agree
that their recruiting opportunities are
limited, because of both lack of avail
able scholarships and rising travel costs.
Coaches also say that the amount of
scholarship aid given to each player
should be decided fairly and consist
ently. Each sport receives a scholarship
quota, and the coach must decide the
By MICHAEL PERSINGER
The demanding task of bringing in
quality players year after year is one
of the harsh realities of coaching.
Recruiting success means success for the
program. Failure can spell disaster.
But the situation for women's soccer
coach Anson Dorrance is an enviable
one. Dorrance has many of the top
players in the country coming to him.
His program, through success and
scholarship money, is approaching self
perpetuation. "We get a lot of letters from a lot
of quality players, so we have less of
a problem seeking out the best players
than a lot of other schools," Dorrance
Having quality players seek out the
Tar Heel program is a direct by-product
of three straight national titles (AIAW
in 1981, NCAA in 2 and 3). And
the three national titles are the result
of a decision by the University to make
the women's soccer program a national
UNC was a pioneer in women's
collegiate soccer, and the decision to
offer scholarships in the sport resulted
in a recruiting class in 1981 that formed
the foundation for the three national
titles. UNC still has more scholarship
money for women's soccer than most
schools, although the competition for
athletes has intensified.
"When John Swofford made the
decision to establish a women's soccer
program here, he decided to see that
we were competitive at a national level."
Dorrance said. He said it was a
conscious decision on Swofford 's part
to put a substantial amount of scho
larship into the program.
But money is not the only big draw
for the Tar Heels they also have
"We lost a lot of good players to a
lot of other schools this year, but we
still had a good recruiting class because
of the success of the program," Dor
rance said. "In terms of quality, the class
was as good as any we have had, but
not in quantity.
"We need the numbers to replace all
of the seniors we have that have been
starters for four years. You can't
graduate the players we've had for the
past four years and expect to stay at
won't take on his obligations" for what
he described as "McCarthy-like
The letter is the latest in a series of
documents that have surfaced over the
past several months attacking Hunt or
supporting Helms and dealing with
Claude Allen, press secretary for the
Helms campaign, said there was no
connection between the Helms cam
paign organization and the Southern
Christians for Helms, and the campaign
organization was trying to discover the
identity of the author.
"The Helms for Senate does not
sanction or support these actions,"
Allen said. "We repudiate the letter and
the people who designed the letter.
her," McLaurin said. "Hopefully she
can have a pleasant tour around
An Alpha Phi Omega guide will take
Carter on a personal tour without her
father along the usual route, said
Anthony Strickland, assistant director
of undergraduate admissions. The tour
begins at the Monogram Club, encom
passing residence halls, Carmichael
Auditorium, the Pit, Davis Library, the
Old Well and classroom buildings
before ending near Carroll Hall.
Strickland said he expected some
security to accompany Carter but
added, "We haven't been told specif
ically." Keeping Carter apart from the
standard group would avoid disrupting
other freshmen recruits, he said.
-Ath I eti cs
limits non-revenue recruitment
"Our non-revenue coaches have to
make decisions that revenue sports
don't make," said Beth Miller, athletic
business manager and UNC's volleyball
coach from 1975-83. "There is a lack
of funds and personnel. It can be
Tough enough that a quality player
who wants to come to Chapel Hill may
be passed over, Roberts said.
"We aren't talking to everyone about
a full scholarship," Roberts said. "We
deal quite a bit with how much the
person wants to go to UNC, his
financial situation, his academic situa
tion and our needs."
to women 's
Cream of the crop: women's soccer
the same level, but the. players we've
brought in will allow us to be compet
itive with any team in the country on
any given day.
"(Tradition) has given us an edge. We
have an established program."
Dorrance said the camps for selection
of the Junior National team and
regional camps are also used to identify
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"We are wondering whether this is
a cruel hoax being played by someone
opposed to the Senator," Allen said.
Allen said he thought that Helms had
not seen or had any knowledge about
Don Hobart, assistant press secretary
for the Hunt campaign, said he believed
Allen's denial of an association between
the two groups, but he said he wanted
Helms to publicly denounce the attacks,
which Hobart called "sick."
"If Claude Allen says they have
nothing to do with it, then I have no
reason to doubt him," Hobart said. "But
the H( 1ms campaign has a climate
where this type thing flourishes."
Friday said he was not sure if charges
could be filed if the author of the letter
But Secret Service agents no longer
protect her, McLaurin said: "Amy no
longer falls under that. She is on her
own." McLaurin said she hoped Car
ter's stay would be undisrupted, too.
After the tour Carter L scheduled to
talk with Richard Cashwell, director of
undergraduate admissions. The depart
ment is pleased with the visit, Strickland
"It's gooci that she chose UNC it
shows good judgment on her part," he
said. "I hope that she's up to the out-of-state
Carter will speak Tuesday night at
8 p.m. in Memorial Hall, delivering this
year's Weil Lecture on American
citizenship. The Carters want to leave
after the lecture, McLaurin said.
Thus Alex Wallace,
second leading hitter in
shortstop for N.C. State.
"We recruited Alex but couldn't deal
with him scholarship-wise," Roberts
said, "because we already had an
outstanding shortstop in Walt Weiss."
Soccer coach Anson Dorrance said
the purpose of scholarship money is to
field winning teams. And he has. But
while his women's team dominates the
nation, his men's team struggles in the
"We have a good shot at getting
anyone because of our status," Dor
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has taken 3 straight national titles
talent. And his players tell him about
possible recruits many from the
soccer hotbed in Northern Virginia.
"A lot of our own players are from
Northern Virginia, and we are in the
area a lot and we get to see a lot of
games," Dorrance said. "We pretty
much know the area because we cruise
through there so often."