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Partly cloudy and breezy today
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tonight with a low near 30. Wear
your woolens to the polls.
Copyright 1984 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 92, Issue 79
area poll sites
Church of Reconciliation
Fetzer Gym - UNC
Grey Culbreth School
300 E. Rosemary St.
Ephesus Road School
Ephesus Church Road
Guy B. Phillips School
General Ad. Building - UNC
Aldersgate Methodist Church
632 Laurel Hill Road
Hike in women students
makes 2 halls all-female
By LISA SWICEGOOD
Manly and Everett dormitories will
house only female students and Lewis
' will be" converted to coed in the fall of
1985, according to a decision handed
down by the housing department
Housing Director Wayne Kuncl
presented the plan, designed to create
more space for female students, during
a meeting of the Residence Hall Asso
ciation Governing Board. The decision
was based on student response to
proposals made by campus groups the
past two weeks and hall conversions
made during the 1970s, Kuncl said.
One alternative included converting
Joyner and all nine buildings in Olde
Campus to coed; converting Whitehead
to coed and graduate; and making a
new undergraduate floor in Craige for
women from Whitehead and other
Since fall 1981, the enrollment of
female undergraduates at UNC has
increased by 2.4 percent. Presently, the
undergraduate student body is 59.1
University Housing operates 28
residence halls which house undergrad
uates, and another hall which houses
juniors, seniors and single graduate
students. The current space allocation,
42 percent male and 58 percent female,
does not meet the increased demand for
female spaces as indicated by applica
tions from new and returning students,
Kuncl said.. The 1984 on-campus
housing waiting list contained 332 males
and 683 females.
Kuncl said each alternative included
use of the new residence hall which was
Martin, Edmisten fight for margin of victory
By DAN TILLMAN
After the decade spent building
political support, after the long and
costly spring primary campaign and its
ensuing runoff, after all the dinners,
fund-raisers, stump speeches and
debates, voters will decide today
whether the state's next governor will
be a man who was known as the state's
"top cop" or a former Davidson
For state Attorney General Rufus
Edmisten, the last week has been spent
trying to stop a last-minute surge of
support for his opponent.
For 9th District Rep. Jim Martin, 14
months of campaigning and struggling
for name recognition among voters
The Charlotte area representative for
12 years, Martin decided to pass up a
seventh term for a shot at the state house
in Raleigh despite the fact that N.C.
voters have elected only one Republican
governor in this century, Gov. Jim
Holshouser in 1972.
Behind in the polls for most of the
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Carrboro Elementary School
Chapel Hill Municipal Building
306 N. Columbia Street
New Hope Community Center
Hwy. 54 & SR 1107
Binkley Baptist Church
1712 Willow Drive
Carrboro Town Hall
W. Main Street
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Jones Ferry Road
Fire Station 4
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Frank Porter Graham School
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schedules for completion in June 1985.
A recent report to the UNC Board of
Trustees indicates that the completion
date of the new residence hall is
uncertain. The option chosen by the
housing department does not include
the new building.
Kuncl said the conversion of Lewis
would provide two male floors and one
female floor. "It will balance the number
of male and female rooms in upper and
lower campus," Kuncl said.
The changes will enable the housing
department to equitably respond to
students who want to live on campus,
The new plan will also make it easier
for residence hall governments to
organize social activities, he said.
Meetings are being scheduled with
students affected by the changes. Kuncl
planned to meet with Lewis residents
last night. "I would like to hear options
from the people affected by it," he said.
Kuncl said several ideas are under
consideration to provide priority for
Manly, Everett and some Lewis stu
dents who want to return to the
dormitory in the fall.
Only 50 percent of all on-campus
students can be readmitted to dormi
tories. The housing department had
hoped to increase the percentage of
students allowed to return. The delay
of the new dormitory will defer the
increase until the following academic
"It was one of the more difficult
decisions I've made since I've been here.
We had to go with the plan that will
create the least destruction," Kuncl said.
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campaign, a statewide poll released last
Tuesday by The Charlotte Observer
gave Martin a 47 to 41 percentage lead
over Edmisten. A special Gallup poll
released Sunday found Martin leading
49 to 44, and a UNC School of
Journalism Carolina Poll released
Friday pegged Martin with a 50 to 41
percentage lead over Edmisten.
In campaign stops in Orange, Cha
tham, Lee and Wake counties Friday
afternoon Martin sounded his rallying
cry of "It's gonna happen on Nov. 6."
"All the reports have shown our
support rising like the shark in Jaws
he told about 75 supporters at a Chapel
Hill rally. "We have caught Edmisten.
He's slipping everywhere. First his
support slipped in the west, then in the
east and then in the Piedmont. And if
our people keep on doing what we've
been doing, and if his people keep on
doing what they've been doing, on Nov.
6 it's gonna happen."
Edmisten spent his last day before
the election telling supporters in Raleigh
that Martin fails the test when it comes
to deciding who will best represent the
without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery. J. Swift
Serving the students and the
Tuesday, November 6, 1984
Last efforts of student groups
By MARK POWELL
With the election year ending today,
UNC's political organizations are
wrapping up their activities with a Hurry
of last minute canvassing and get-out-the-vote
"Well be passing out literature at the
polls and we'll be pooling cars to get
people to the polls," said Darryl Taylor,
a member of the Rufus Edmisten for
Taylor, a law student from Marshall,
said that his organization had distrib
uted Edmisten literature and canvassed
door-to-door throughout the campus to
make students aware of the election date
and registration laws.
College Students for Jim Martin
Committee representative Glenn Cobb,
a junior from Charlotte, said that his
organization had 4,439 absentee ballot
requests this fall on campus. Statewide,
the Martin campaign reports that
1 1 ,689 absentee ballots have been sent
in from college campuses.
"Five thousand votes (from UNC
students) for Martin was our goal, and,
hopefully, we will reach it," Cobb said.
Taylor said interest in the campaign
for governor has increased in the past
few months, although interest in politics
among students is not up.
"Students aren't really involved," he
said, "Students don't realize that they
dont have any political power because
they don't vote."
Students for America, the campus
organization that backs President
Ronald Reagan and Sen. Jesse Helms,
has used some of the most unique tactics
Balancing act: Kuncl announced a
"Jim Martin spent 12 years voting for
the very rich, for the oil companies, for
big utilities and for the chemical
industry," Edmisten said at a Raleigh
Durham Airport news conference.
"I've represented the whole state and
that's the issue," he said.
"There are a lot of people who believe
that working people deserve some help
Martin praised the absentee ballot
program led by UNC senior David
Balmer from Charlotte. He said the
program to identify Martin supporters
on campuses statewide and request
absentee ballots for them has netted
more than 12,000 votes from 21 cam
puses with more than 4,000 from UNC
He lauded state newspapers, includ
ing The Daily Tar Heel, for endorsing
him over his Democratic opponent,
saying he has received about 70 percent
of newspaper endorsements.
Martin emphasized his plans to "get
better pay for better teachers" and
pledged to make reforms in state
government so that state employees can
be free to support either party. Martin
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to sell their candidates. According to
UNC representative Dave Fazio, a
senior English major from Indian Trail,
the organization used a Burmashave
type ad campaign to promote Helms
The group put up signs beside
highways in the Triangle that made
jingles about the candidates. An exam
ple was a series of signs that read, "We're
for Helms, our feeling is strong, give
Hunt the gong."
Fazio said Students for America is
proud of the fact that they picketed
Presidential candidate Gary Hart
during his visit to UNC. He praised the
response of students to campaign
literature passed out at Carolina's home
"The turnout's been great," he said.
"Its surprising how many students are
supporting Reagan and Helms since the
liberal voice is so strong on this
Students for America will be con
ducting ballot security in addition to
last-minute canvassing today.
"Two people are going around to the
precincts to make sure nothing suspi
cious is going on; there has been voter
fraud before," Fazio said.
The Hunt for Senate committee said
that it has distributed more than 5,000
buttons on campus. Tables in the Pit
have been successful in getting students
interested in voting, said Rhonda Lowe,
a junior in health administration from
"Students who come by here seem
really interested in Hunt's position
papers," Lowe said.
plan to increase space for women
repeated his plans to cut state sales taxes
on food and medicine and to repeal the
state inventory and intangibles taxes.
"Let's not go out and spend every
penny we have in a repeating budget
surplus," Martin said. Pointing to tax
credits as a means of giving budget
surpluses back to the citizens, Martin
said 15 of 18 states with unspent
revenues last year gave the money back,
unlike the North Carolina Legislature
which spent the surplus.
Riding in a 35-foot motor home
donated by Carrboro businessman
Robert Oakes, Martin read newspapers,
told jokes and talked about election
issues as the campaign moved through
Pittsboro, Sanford and Raleigh.
Martin defended his environmental
record which Edmisten has called
"pro business" as allowing people a
chance to make a living while also
providing a "balanced stewardship of
"I was the Republican floor leader
on passage of the Super Fund (toxic
waste cleanup) legislation in 1980," he
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Poli-sci profs predict winners
By LEIGH WILLIAMS
President Reagan and Democratic
4th District incumbent Ike Andrews
were the only clear winners in a straw
poll of six UNC political science
professors conducted yesterday
All six professors polled agreed that
Reagan would win, and four predicted
Andrews would retain his seat, while
they agreed that the gubernatorial race
between Democratic state Attorney
General Rufus Edmisten and Repub
lican 9th District Rep. Jim Martin and
the U.S. Senate race between Repub
lican Sen. Jesse Helms and Democratic
Gov. Jim Hunt was too close to call
Edmisten, 2 to Martin, 1 with 3 "too
close to calls;" Hunt, 1 to Helms, 2,
with 3 "too close to call" responses.
"Unless pollsters haven't learned in
40 years, everyone is lying to pollsters,
it's difficult to see Reagan losing," said
professor Joel Schwartz.
"It's tough to win when the other
party has the economy going well," said
professor Andrew Scott, crediting a
Reagan victory to a combination of a
good economy, Reagan's personality,
and the media.
"It would take a tremendous sweep
to get Cobey in," Scott said in predicting
an Andrews' victory. "His TV ads are
Professor Robert Daland agreed that
Cobey is heading for his third consec
"Andrews has never been a good
attender, but Cobey is a poor cam
paigner and is unappealing," he said.
"The typical 4th District voter will have
no reason to be attracted to Cobey,
Gov. Hunt accuses Helms
of slowing voter turnout
By TOM CONLON
DURHAM Speaking to about
4,00Q supporters at a Durham Civic
Center rally and barbecue last night,
Democratic Gov. Jim Hunt accused
Republican Sen. Jesse Helms and the
North Carolina Republican Party of
launching a "shameless effort" to keep
Democrats from voting today.
"Well tell them tonight that the
power of the federal government should
never be used for keeping people from
exercising their most precious right
the right to vote," Hunt said.
He said most polls showed the senate
race was about even with Helms and
Hunt both with 47 percent support.
"We're going to win it with a turnout
at the polls," he said.
"The votes are there to send a signal
that will be heard all around this nation
... to send Jesse Helms, the National
Congressional Club, Jerry Falwell and
the whole club packing. The votes are
there to restore pride and respect to this
good state of North Carolina in the
United States senate ... and I'm depend
ent on you to get to the polls tomorrow."
Hunt condemned Helms for refusing
to reveal Federal Elections Commission
investigations of possible illegal cam
paign contributions from the National
Congressional Club and Jefferson
"Sen. Helms has won his battle to
cover up the investigations into the
National Congressional Club until after
Homecoming events scheduled
By RUTHIE PIPKIN
For many students and alumni,
homecoming means celebrating tradi
tions, returning to rituals and falling
back on the familiar.
Although this year marks the first
homecoming that students will vote for
a winner of the Carolina Pride Award
rather than a homecoming queen,
Carolina Athletic Association President
Jennie Edmundson said she hoped
students would be enthusiastic. "We're
taking a chance with this new, novel
idea," she said.
"We're trying to establish a founda
tion for a new tradition. We're hoping
to catch some people . . . who've never
been interested in homecoming before."
The award will be presented at
halftime Saturday. Also at halftime, two
randomly-chosen students' Social Secur
ity numbers will be announced. It those
students are at the game and wearing
Carolina blue, they'll each win $25.
But homecoming doesn't start at
halftime. The Clefhangers will sing the
national anthem before the game.
And as night falls on Great Hall
tonight, students can step into the
celebrations at a homcoming dance
featuring Johnny White and the Elite
The dance, which starts at 9 p.m.,
There will be a homecoming
dance in Great Hall beginning at
9 p.m. Johnny White and the Elite
Band will be featured. Bring your
owii beer and wine.
though the coattail effect (of a Reagan
victory) is strong enough to make
Cobey look good. There'll be no more
than a 2 percent difference."
"Andrews has done it so many times,
it's only common sense to think hell
do it again," said associate professor
Cheryl Miller. "Coattails don't extend
Associate professor Merle Black and
Schwartz were less certain of an
Andrews victory Black said the race
was too close, while Schwartz said a
low turnout would help Andrews.
In the gubernatorial race, Daland and
Scott predicted an Edmisten victory
while Miller put Martin ahead.
"I predict Edmisten, which kind of
goes against the rightward swing, but
I guess him because he's been develop
ing political contacts for so long,"
"Martin will probably win, but he
may lose some Democratic voters
because of his far-right identification,"
On the Hunt-Helms race, Scott said
Hunt could "probably" override the
coattail effect, while professor Robert
Rupen said Helms could win with
strong coattails and Daland predicted
Helms, because of the rightward
national shift which makes Walter
Mondale and other Democrats seem
scary liberals to the voters.
Black, Schwartz and Miller couldn't
call a winner. "Both the Senate and the
governor's race are contests between
coattails and Democratic party organ
ization," Schwartz said. "In the South,
Reagan has a 2-1 margin. Coattails are
strong here but the Democratic Party
structure is still intact and a force to
be reckoned with."
the election . . . that is the voter's loss,"
he said. "What is Sen. Helms hiding?
Why is he afraid to take the lid off the
case? I'm challenging Jesse Helms and
the National Congressional Club late
as it is to tell the people of the state
of North Carolina the truth about
'Clubgate.' It's time to stop the cover
up, Jesse, if you don't come clean I may
get the man who worked on the
Watergate investigation ... IH get
Attorney General Rufus Edmisten to
get on you and find out what it is."
"We've waited twelve long years for
this opportunity, let's cast a vote we can
be proud of," Hunt said, urging sup
porters to take election day off, drive
people to the polls, pass out campaign
literature or do other volunteer work.
"This campaign is very much like an
ACC basketball game," Hunt said. "But
I am like Dean Smith. Dean Smith may
be three points behind going into the
last minute, but he's got Michael Jordan
. . . and I've got you."
Noting the twenty-five Duke Univer
sity students below the podium, Hunt
added, "I should make that coach K.
and he's got Johnny Dawkins."
Familiar themes in Hunt's speech
were Helm's ties to Moral Majority
leader Jerry Falwell, Texas oilman
Nelson Bunker Hunt and Roberto
Also appearing on behalf of H unt was
Democratic gubernatorial candidate
Rufus Edmisten and J. Philip Carlton,
special legal counsel for Hunt.
is free to UNC students and $3 for non
students. Beer and wine may be brought
in, but no liquor.
Thursday from 8 to 1 1 p.m. the first
Mr. UNC contest, sponsored by Circle
K and the Carolina Union will be held
in Great Hall. "It's a humorous thing,
not like a Mr. Universe contest," said
Rick Lane, president of Circle K, a non
profit service organization sponsored by
"Judges will judge on creativity
originality, audience rapport, spirit,
humor and poise," Lane said. The
contestents may wear costumes repres
enting their sponsoring organizations.
Lane said. "During the contest we'll
have a parade of costumes, then they'll
have to lead the audience in some kind
of cheer," he said.
Tickets are $1 and will be for sale
in the Pit through Thursday. Proceeds
benefit the Association for Retarded
Friday afternoon about 3 p.m. the
streets of Chapel Hill will host the
homecoming parade. Winners with the
best float will receive $ 100. Applications
are available outside the CAA office in
Suite A of the Student Union.
That evening the Clefhangers will
harmonize in an 8 p.m. concert in
Gerrard Hall. Tickets sell for $1.50 in
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