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' Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 17
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By MATT BIVENS
The people of New Zealand are
concerned with nuclear proliferation
and are against nuclear arms and the
arms race, the Honorable Sir Wal
lace Rowling told a full house at the
Hanes Art Center Tuesday night.
Rowling, New Zealand's ambas
sador to the United States and the
country's former prime minister,
spoke about The Pacific Basin:
Alliances, Trade and Bases," in the
seventh of eight speeches in the Great
Decisions 7 scries.
Rowling said his native land has
two main crops grass and trees.
By JO FLEISCHER
Assistant University Editor
UNC officials and student leaders
held a closed-door meeting Tuesday
with town officials to discuss plans
for activities surrounding the possi
ble advancement of the Tar Heels
in the NCAA basketball
A brief statement released directly
alter the 90-minute meeting said
student, town and University repre
sentatives have met with town
officials on several occasions. The
purpose of the meetings was "to
develop possible plans in the event
the men's basketball team continues
in the NCAA championship."
according to the statement. ,
Details about specific planS made
during Tuesday's meeting will not be
released until an appropriate time.
Dean of Students -Frederic
Schroeder said details of the group's
nl;ns were not released because it
Best for dorms is old
By LAURA PEARLMAN
The most feasible option for
renovating Old East and Old
West residence halls is to main
tain the historical appearance of
the buildings while installing
modern conveniences, according
to the architectural firm hired by
Thomas Amamn, an architect
who's studying the design of the
buildings, said Tuesday that the
architectural firm of Dodge and
Associates in Raleigh is now
studying the buildings to deter
mine the most feasible use for the
"Right now, we're looking to
Movie theaters still thriving in
By ROBERT KEEFE
I-very man, woman and child goes
to the movies at least five times a
year, according to the Motion
Picture Association of America
"The movie industry isn't exactly
a dying business," said Bob Franklin,
vice president of world-wide market
research with MPAA. "Even when
you're talking about home movies
and cable, you have to realize that
the original springboard for most
movies is is the theater. Movies don't
play on VCRs and cable until they
play in the theaters first."
The Motion Picture Association
of America is a New York-based
organization that works to further
the interests of major film distri
butors around the nation.
According to the MPAA, last
year's theater attendance was the
second highest in history 1.03
billion viewers. The highest attend
ance was 1.05 billion in 1985.
"I think that since 1974 there has
been a pretty stable number of.
admissions across the nation," said
and a population of 90 million
75 million sheep, 12 million cattle,
and 3 million people. The national
religion is unquestionably sports, he
New Zealanders are also fiercely
independent, politically aware and
dedicated to the ideal of democracy,
and women have a heavy influence
in the country's positions, he said.
The New Zealand position against
nuclear proliferation began in the
post-World War II years, when the
would be presumptuous to do so
before the Tar Heels face Notre
"To speculate further would be
wildly premature," Schroeder said.
"To look beyond this next game is
To avoid putting undue pressure
on UNC's team, no plans will be
released until after the two teams
that will be in the March 30 cham
pionship game are decided March
28, he said.
Carol Geer, Carolina Athletic
Association president, ' said the
representatives at the meeting are
looking only toward the Notre Dame
"That's the way they (the players
and coaches) look at it, then if it's
appropriate, we will go from there,"
she said. "We want the team to know
we're focusing on Notre Dame, too."
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upgrade the dorms to modern
standards and leave them looking
old on the outside, to turn part
of them into offices or to connect
the three towers in each dorm,"
Amamn said. ,
"Of these three possible
changes, the most feasible at this
point would be to update the
plumbing, electricity, phone
hook-ups, and possibly add air
conditioning to the residence
halls, leaving them 1 as dormito
ries," Amamn said.
Dodge and Associates plans to
submit its studies to the Univer
sity within a week to 10 days.
Last November, the Old East
Old West Task Force submitted
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Wayne Green, director of commun
ications with the National Associa
tion of Theater Owners, also based
in New York.
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atomic powers began nuclear testing
on islands in the South Pacific,
"The resentment and anger at the
nuclear intrusion of that time ran
deep ? id profound," he said.
Nuclear arms were not seen as a
deterrent against wars, in Vietnam,
Afghanistan, Kampuchea and
numerous other conflicts since
World War II, Rowling said.
"Frustration came from the mach
inations of the superpowers, from
seeing agreements reached and then,
for convenience, set aside, like SALT
II." he said.
In 1975, acting as prime minister.
Michael W. Smith, a Christian rock singer, shared his music and
personal conviction to an eagerly receptive crowd in Memorial
ideas about renovating the build
ings to Wayne Kuncl, director of
The architectural firm is deter
mining the cost of implementing
each of the task force's three
To upgrade the interior of the
residence halls, the task force
suggested that sinks be added in
each room, overhead fans be
installed, temperature controls be
added in each room and the first
floor of each residence hall be
made accessible to handicapped
Another option suggested by
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screens in North Carolina
1982 1983 1984 1985 1986
rates, movie theaters are still turning
a good-sized profit. National profits
were up 2 percent last year, at $3.83
billion. I984 was also the record year
for ticket sales, with theaters raking
thorns must not go barefoot.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Rowling introduced a resolution to
the United Nations that eventually
led to the creation of the South
Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty,
which declared the South Pacific off
limits for nuclear testing and
The Soviet Union and China have
agreed to the treaty, with some
qualifications, but both France and
the United States have refused to
ratify the treaty, he said.
"We bristle when we are some
times treated as a pawn on the
communist chessboard, simply
because we won't come to heel at
the Pentagon's command," Rowling
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By SHARON KEBSCHULL
In a move to get what he views
as a truly conservative candidate
running for president, the head of
Sen. Jesse Helms' political organi
zation has mailed letters to the
Republican's supporters asking them
to convince Helms to run.
"If 50,000 or so can convince him
to run, then he has a chance to be
considered as a viable candidate,"
said Carter Wrenn, executive direc
tor of the N.C. Congressional Club,
Helms' political organization.
The club mailed several thousand
letters to Helms' supporters around
the country last week, asking them
to respond if they would support the
Club's encouraging Helms to run. If
North Carolina, across nation
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in around $4.03 billion.
In I984, North Carolina's 179
indoor theaters grossed about $10.3
million, according to the latest
available census statistics.
said. "There's more to it than that."
United States officials have said
the United States can't be respon
sible for military aid to New Zealand
while the nuclear-free zone exists,
Rowling said, although relations
between the countries remain good.
During a question and answer
period, Rowling said the western
response to the French bombing of
The Rainbow Warrior, a Green
peace ship, disappointed many New
"It caused a tremendous surge of
outrage in New Zealand," he said.
"We consider it an act of state
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Hall Tuesday night He used lyrics of his songs to paint his own
view of contemporary life in his "Big Picture" tour.
the majority respond positively, then
the Club will send the mailings to
its entire membership.
The letter also encouraged dona
tions to pay for the mailings to the
120,000 total membership. The
Club's goal is $55,000, Wrenn said.
Helms has said earlier that he
would not run. .
"There is no one running now to
light a fire under the conservatives,"
said Wrenn. "His record in the
Senate would appeal to conserva
tives uniquely, more than any other
Wrenn said he thought Helms
would consider running very
"He wants to do what is best for
the conservative cause," Wrenn said.
With 179 indoor movie theaters
and 65 drive-ins. North Carolina
ranks ninth in the number of theaters
per state, behind states such as
California (with 2,156 theaters),
Texas (1,845), New York (1,369),
Florida (1,292) and Ohio (877
Though there have been no recent
additions to the 10 screens in Chapel
Hill, there were 31 screens installed
in new theaters elsewhere in the state,
bringing the total number of of
indoor screens to 569.
Many of these new theaters were
opened in the Triangle area, includ
ing the Tower Merchant's Six on
N.C. 64 in Raleigh, the six-screen
Cineplex Odeon in Six Forks Station
in Raleigh, and Carmike's eight
screen complex in Willowdale Shop
ping Center in Durham.
And as North Carolina and the
Triangle continues to grow, so will
the movie industry, experts said.
"What is happening now is that
they (theater companies) are starting
to bring the pictures to where the
population is," Franklin said. "If you
look at theater admissions in areas
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hard campaign any campaign for
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"In the (Senate) campaign of '84,
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like the Sun Belt (where the pop
ulation is steadily growing) and in
depressed areas (where population
growth is relatively stagnant), youll
see the difference in the number of
theaters seems to be a direct end
result of where the people are."
Franklin said an 1 1 -screen theater
opened six months ago in his home--town
about 40 miles north of New
York City, where previously there
was a single two-screen theater. .
"It has been packed ever since,"
he said. '
, He added that the population in
his area has more than doubled in
the past five years.
"It's very difficult to fill a 3,000
seat theater," Franklin said. "But it
is a little easier nowadays because
you can put in more screens per acre,
so you can afford to put in eight or
.10 or 12 different screens invone
This would appeal to a wider
variety of movie goers that could fill
a theater more easily.
Toronto-based Cineplex Odeon
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