Hot for teachers
If they consider sunny skies with
highs in the upper 60s hot.
Mostly cloudy tonight with a low
The Campus Y Committee for
Hunger Responsibility ends the
24-hour Fast for World Hunger
with a small meal for the
participants at 5 p.m. in room 205
of the Union.
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Volume 92, Issue 86
Thursday, November 15 , 1984
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Former Klan president
now preaches anti-racism
By RUTHIE PIPKIN
All people deserve respect and the
right to be treated as humans, former
Ku Klux Klansman CP. Ellis told a
crowd of about 700 last night in
"We ought to extend the utmost
respect to individuals, whether they're
black, white, green or yellow," said Ellis,
57, once Exalted Cyclops (president) of
the Durham County KKK.
"Racism will have a damaging effect
on you physically and mentally," said
the Durham native and son of a textile
worker. Ellis, regional business man
ager for the International Union of
Operating Engineers, came to UNC to
participate in Human Rights Week,
sponsored by the Carolina Union and
the Campus Y.
After being reared on racism and
spending his life resenting blacks, Jews,
Catholics and long-haired boys, Ellis
realized many minority groups shared
the struggles he'd faced as a low-income
white. "When I saw Martin Luther King
speaking in Washington, I cursed him,
I swore at him, I hoped he'd fall in a
pond and drown," Ellis said.
"Martin Luther King was trying to
help poor people, working people,
struggling people ... I was one of them,
but I didnt know it then."
In 1971, Ellis found himself co
chairman of a 10-day school integration
program sponsored by the Department
of Health, Education and Welfare. The
other chairman was Ann Atwater, a
black civil rights leader. "I walked in
the door and looked in the whole room
full of blacks and liberals I knew I didn't
like as much as blacks ... I almost
walked out," Ellis said.
"I was not interested in making
integration work," he said. "I wanted
to do something to make it not work."
Ellis stayed, but after working with
people he'd thought he could never
associate with, the Klansman derobed.
"Every time I heard some of the
problems young black persons were
having in school or at home, I'd had
one just like it," he said. Ellis recalled
School years stained by embarrassment
over torn pants and shame over lunches
of fatback and biscuits. "I was so
embarrassed and ashamed, I would hide
in the basement and eat those sand
wiches and then go back up," he said.
"The life of a low-income white was one
Foreign minister labels
State Dept. accusations
The Associated Press
MANAGUA, Nicaragua Foreign
Minister Migual D'Escoto yesterday
denied American accusations that
Nicaragua is arming itself for war
against its Central American neighbors.
He called the charge "so absurd it's
"These are irresponsible accusations
because the United States knows quite
well . . . that Nicaragua would never
undertake such an action," D'Escoto
said. "They certainly are aware of the
fact that even if Nicaragua had a
government as adventurous and irres
ponsible as the Reagan administration,
we could never get away with it."
Meeting with reporters, the foreign
minister referred to a statement made
Tuesday in Washington, D.C., by
Michael I. Burch, a State Department
Burch told a news conference that
Nicaragua has received far more Soviet
and East bloc arms than it needs to
defend itself. "We believe Nicaragua
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disappointment after another."
When Ellis joined the Klan at age
36, he thought he'd finally found a place
to belong. "I'll never forget that
initiation," he said. "I felt that I had
really accomplished something in my
life." At the end of the ceremony, Ellis
knelt in front of a fiery cross and was
pronounced a member of the Klan. "I
arose from that floor with tears of joy,"
he said. "I thought, 'Now I don't have
to eat fatback no more.'
"I was fooled. I spent all my money
going from one Klan rally to another."
Ellis became bitter and resented the
blacks trying to better their lives when
his own didn't fulfill what he thought
a white man's should be.
"The hardest lesson I ever had to
learn was that black people were not
my enemy," Ellis said. "It almost
destroyed me, it almost made me take
my own life. There came a time when
I had to ask myself, 'Why have you
spent most of the time in your life hating
blacks and fighting others?'
"I had no answer, I didn't have a
damn answer. These people had never
done anything to me in my life," he said.
After quitting the Klan, Ellis was
shunned by his East Durham friends
and neighbors, even those in his church.
"After three Sundays there was no hand
to shake (during the welcome)," he said.
"I was rejected and isolated; it ripped
me apart," he said. For months, Ellis
spent his nights in a back room of his
home, drinking until he passed out. On
Christmas day, he decided to seek
"I went for some counseling," Ellis
said. "I don't know how many sessions
I went to. I didn't know what was wrong
with me still. At one session, the
counselor said something and the
answer dawned on me when I was in
"These words came to me: live your
own life, don't worry about what other
people say. I cried tears of joy. I found
out it was all right to be myself."
Now with the union, Ellis represents
the rights of many types of working
people. "Ill never again fight anyone
in the same economic boat I'm in," he
said. "Ill never again hurt someone if
I can help it."
Ellis answered questions for about 20
minutes after his speech.
represents a threat to the sovereignty
of El Salvador and Honduras," Burch
said, adding that the United States
would come to the aid of either country
if it were invaded.
D'Escoto said Nicaragua "knows
quite well what the international
response, justifiably at that, would be
to such an action. And we also know,
and they (the United States) know we
know that if we were to take this type
of action, we would be serving the
pretext that Mr. Reagan has always
been looking for to invade Nicaragua.
"It would be stupid to think that
Nicaragua itself would be an aggressor
against anybody," he added. "It is
absurd. It's so absurd, it's stupid."
Nicaragua declared a state of national
alert Monday, calling up military
reservists and militia members for active
duty and sending tanks into the streets
of the capital to defend against what
the government called the threat of an
"imminent invasion" by the United
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Elections' impact on blacks eyed
By TOM CONLON
Disagreeing on whether free enter
prise or greater government attention
to social needs would improve black
Americans' well-being, three panel
members addressed about 150 students
Tuesday night on "The 1984 Elections:
What Do They
Mean For Black
press secretary for
the Helms for
Dr. Ron Walters, a
Howard University Claude Alien
political scientist and former deputy
campaign manager for Jesse Jackson;
and Dr. Manning Marable, a Colgate
University political scientist and colum
nist who is vice chairman of the
Democratic Socialists of America,
participated in the panel discussion
moderated by Nell Painter, a UNC
professor of history.
"The free enterprise system offers
black Americans hope we must make
each other indespensible and useful in
the community," Allen said. "The
welfare system blacks have fallen into
has created the problem."
Allen's statement brought laughs
from the mostly partisan audience and
a sharp rebuttal from Walters. "It's nice
to hear all that private enterprise
bullshit but where's the beef?" he
By KATY FRIDL
Anger, sloth, envy, pride and lust may
describe five of the seven deadly sins,
but they also form the name of the UNC
College Bowl championship team that
claimed top honors in College Bowl
finals Tuesday night.
ASEPL beat Solitary, Poor, Nasty,
Brutish and Short 230-195 in a close
round of questions in final competition.
The team Jihad captured third place in
the double-elimination tournament,
while Apolitical Scientists placed
"It feels great to win," said Jeff
Carnes, ASEPL captain. "College Bowl
gives you a chance to put all those things
that have been rattling around in your
brain to use."
"The speed and skill of the game is
exciting; it's the best game I've ever
played," said Carnes, a graduate student
When quizzed about his team's rather
universe was dictated but not signed.
spoke against racism last night in Hamilton Hall.
asked. "Many black entrepreneurs have
tried to get monies from the private
sector, but whites won't give them the
money - so they have to go to the
Marable said blacks do not get their
fair share of the pie in the free enterprise
system. "One-half of one percent of
Americans owns 22 percent of the
wealth that doesn't sound fair to me,"
he said. "The vast amount of black
Americans exist on less than two
percent of the wealth."
Criticizing Reagan administration
policies, Marable cited statistics of
increased American poverty, decline of
real farm income, cutbacks in health
care and women's programs and an
increase of imports from South Africa's
"Seventy-two percent of all southern
whites voted for Reagan last week," he
said. "It was an action of corporate
conservatives merging with the Dixie
crat, radical Jesse Helms types to win."
Marable termed the future as "Rea
gan's state of siege" which would
weaken the Freedom of Information
Act and could produce a reactionary
Supreme Court, with the possibility of
five new appointments during Reagan's
second term. He said turnbacks in social
justice and affirmative action programs
would be likely, as well as a possible
ban on abortions.
Walters said blacks' futures can
improve under a strong rainbow coa
envy, pride, lust are College
unusual name, Carnes said the members
had chosen their title as a rebuttal to
Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish and
"We figured our teams might meet
in the finals, and we wanted something
to sort of correspond to our competitive
spirit," Carnes said.
APESL and SPNBS are mild exam
ples of College Bowl team names. One
team, Barfield and Old Lace, was asked
to change its name, because some
considered it in poor taste. ' 1 i team
was renamed The Truckstop Sex
In the preliminary matches Tuesday
night, the Apolitical Scientists lost to
SPNBS. Team members Carl Cavelli
and Keith Brown, political science
graduate students, said, "Let it be
known that the only two teams we lost
to were in the finals."
Jihad, a team composed entiiely of
graduate students, lost its match against
ASEPL 275-190. Team member Ari
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lition drawing together all minorities
gays and lesbians, the poor, unem
ployed, supporters of the peace move
ment and similar groups.
"I couldn't support Walter Mondale
because he made a committment to
organized labor, the female vote . . . the
NEA . . . the only constituency he left
out was (blacks')," Walters said. "The
press said he lost because he was a
candidate of the special interests. It
really meant us to which he didn't
commit anything. And blacks control
25 percent of the Democratic Party's
The panelists also disagreed on
foreign policy with South Africa, a
nation of white-minority-rule govern
ment and a large producer of minerals.
"The issue is not human rights, it's
strategic," Allen said, interrupted by
Marable who ridiculed him adding,
"We hear his master's voice." Marable,
who frequently interfupted Allen and
laughed at him, drew a shout from the
crowd "How about the right to free
speech?" Marable responded, "Is that
a College Republican out there?"
Other issues discussed were the
Martin Luther King holiday, definitions
of racism, and the possible existence of
a white nationalist movement. The
forum was sponsored by the Carolina
Union Special Projects Committee and
the curriculum in African and Afro
American studies as part of Human
Rights Week presentations.
Lieman, a third-year medical student,
said he first started playing intramural
College Bowl games when he was an
undergraduate at Harvard and had
encountered Haworth in a competition.
"I never played against him then, but
I knew how good he was," he said.
"College Bowl is owned by Don
Reed, and all the questions we use are
trademarked," said College Bowl coor
dinator Beth Weller. Each packet of
questions cost $40 and with 36 teams
entered this failed packets were needed,
Weller explained. "We paid a $25
liscensing fee to show the matches on
Student Television. The Union sponsors
the College Bowl competition and
provides the funds," she said.
Questions cover areas as diverse as
literature, sports trivia, international
politics, and Einstein's theory of rela
tivity. Shakespearean quotes and the
identification of ancient deities proved
a particularly strong mental ground for
ASEPL, while quotes from Nixon and
By GUY LUCAS
Each football Saturday patients and
visitors to North Carolina Memorial
Hospital must pay $2 instead of the
normal hourly rate to park in the
parking deck on Manning Drive.
Football fans also take up many of
the spaces in the deck which is owned
by the University, leaving fewer for
hospital visitors and patients.
Carolyn Cox, who was at the hospital
Saturday morning for a doctor's
appointment, said, "I think it's lousy."
Cox, who drove here from Asheboro,
said she would be spending only about
an hour in the hospital. Parking for one
hour at rates effective on days other
than football Saturdays would have cost
45 cents, not the $2 Cox had to pay
Alma Moore of Mebane came every
day last week to visit her husband.
"ThevVe charging too much," she
said, adding she had spent a total of
$17 for the week's parking.
Robert Sherman, director of Univer
sity police and traffic, said parking was
free until 5:30 p.m. on football Satur
days last year, but the University
decided to charge this year to cover the
cost of running the deck and to help
repay the loan for building it.
Sherman said the great number of
cars trying to get in and out of the deck
on football Saturdays would make
hourly charges too difficult to assess
because of the time it would take.
He said the University collects about
$1,500 to $2,000 on game days.
The hospital receives none of the
money collected at the parking deck and
has no input to how it's spent, said
David Donaldson, of NCMH's safety
and security department.
John Adams, professor of journalism
whose wife was released from NCMH
the' day of the UNC-Maryland game,
was concerned about the availability of
parking space for hospital visitors.
"What happened to people who came
expecting to pay a visit to patients that
day?" he said.
Bill Foust of Burlington, whose
mother is a patient, agreed.
"When it gets full, people going to
the hospital will be out of luck," he said.
"They shouldn't let them fill it up."
Sherman said he wasn't aware of any
problems with the amount of space for
"I could probably count the number
of complaints on one hand," he said.
Ben Callahan, assistant director of
security and traffic, said he had not
heard many complaints either.
Indeed some visitors don't mind the
deck being used for game parking.
Moore said, "As long as I can get
a parking space, it's all right with me."
Elizabeth Carver of Prospect Hill,
who has been visiting her father at
NCMH for the last iwo months, said,
"It's OK, . . . that's the sports."
Carver said her only complaint was
that the University needed to make sure
older people had parking space close
to the hospital.
Football fans parking in the deck
didn't see a problem with parking there.
Jack Maye, uncle of UNC quarter
back Mark Maye, said, "It doesn't seem
to create too much of a problem."
William Poole of Raeford said he had
been parking in the deck all season, "but
if the hospital needed it, I wouldn't be
pissed off if I had to park somewhere
The deck is well marked for football
fans. Signs on Manning Drive and
Mason Farm Road, where the deck's
entrance is, direct drivers where to go
and post the price for parking.
Kruschev were more easily recognized
by other contenders.
While the player's concentration
during each match was intense, a fact
exemplified by simultaneous chin
rubbing and groans of frustration when
a bonus question was forfeited, humor
ous witticisms edged their way into a
few of the more heated moments.
Moderator Ron Black quipped, "You
may not be able to fill a baby's bottle
from this question, but you might be
able to milk it for a few points." After
Jihad failed to answer correctly, one
team member suggested that the teams
might perform better if extraneous jokes
were excluded. Black quickly
responded, "If we exclude extraneous
jokes, your team is going to have to
Any fulltime student was eligible to
participate in College Bowl, but con
testants had to form their own teams
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