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100th Yeat of Editorial Freedom
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
C 1992 DTH Publishing Corp.
All rights reserved.
Volume 100, Issue 94
Tuesday, November 3, 1992
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Piwot: BCC grouip may consider poll
By Steve Robblee
The head of a working group charged
with finalizing plans for a new black
cultural center said Monday that the
panel might discuss the results of a
recent poll indicating widespread sup
port for a multicultural center on cam
pus. "It's always distressing to discover
that our society is divided, in some
respects, aldng racial lines," said Pro
vost Richard McCormick, chairman of
the working group.
' The poll, published in Monday's
Daily Tar Heel, surveyed student opin
ion about questions pertaining to the
development of a free-standing BCC.
winds down amid
The Associated Press
Bill Clinton charged confidently
through a final, grueling day of cam
paigning Monday, beckoning voters
to "embrace new ideas" after 1 2 years
predicted a poll-defying upset and at
tacked his rival to the end as "slippery
Ross Perot purchased two hours of
election-eve network advertising and
skewered both his rivals as men who
"don' t kno w how to create jobs, don't
know how to manage money, don't
know how to build businesses."
Democracy's most sacred rite was
already under way in Texas, where
polling places opened Oct-14. Ofl
rials said more than one million vot
ers already had marked their ballots.
; Nationwide, there were estimates
that the votes could total 100 million
Tuesday, not only to pick a president,
but also 35 senators, a new House of
Representatives, a dozen governors
and countless state and local leaders.
Clinton was the leader in all the
nationwide polls as the three rivals
reached for the finish line, and single
state surveys showed him running
strongly in die key industrial battle
grounds that often are decisive in the
The Arkansas governor, winding
up 13 months on the road, tested the
limits of human endurance with his
last and longest day as a candidate
Racism among gays focus of forum
By Gary Rosenzweig
For interracial gay couples,
homophobia is only one of the preju
dices that has to be faced.
The other is racism racism from
inside the gay community.
At a Bisexuals, Gay Men, Lesbians
and Allies for Diversity meeting Mon
day night, an interracial gay couple from
Men of All Colors Together, a group
that promotes interracial harmony
among gays and lesbians, talked about
prejudice within the homosexual com
Local Pollsites and Dorm Precincts
BATTLE PARK Chapel Hill Community Center, 120 S. Estes Drive
BOOKER CREEK American Legion Building, Legion Road
COKER HILLS Church of Reconciliation, 110 N. Elliott Road
COLES STORE Union Grove Methodist Church, Union Grove Church Road
COLONIAL HEIGHTS YMCA, 980 Airport Road
COUNTRY CLUB Fetzer Gym, UNC Campus, South Road
DOGWOOD ACRES Grey Culbreth School, 225 Culbreth Drive
EAST FRANKLIN The Lutheran Church, 300 E. Rosemary Road
EASTSIDE Ephesus Road School, Ephesus Church Road
ESTES HILLS Guy B. Phillips School, Estes Drive
GLENWOOD Glenwood School, Prestwick Road
GREENWOOD General Administration Building, UNC Campus, South Road
LINCOLN Lincoln Center Administration Building, Merritt Mill Road
LION'S CLUB Lion's Club Building, 1 31 Fidelity St.
MASON FARM Community Church Building, Purefoy Road
NORTH CARRBORO Carrboro Elementary School, Shelton Si
NORTHSIDE Chapel Hill Town Hall, 306 N. Columbia St.
ORANGE GROVE Orange Grove Fire Station, Orange Grove Road
OWASA Administration Building, 400 jones Ferry Road
PATTERSON New Hope Community Center, Whitfield Road
RIDGEFIELD Binkley Baptist Church, 1 71 2 Willow Drive
TOWN HALL Carrboro Town Hall, West Main St
WESTWOOD Frank Porter Graham School, 54 By-Pass
WHITE CROSS White Cross Recreation Center, White Cross Road
The poll was taken from a random
sample of 303 students on campus and
was conducted independently for the
DTH by UNC sociology graduate stu
dent Richard Miech.
The telephone survey found that 72.8
percent of all students questioned either
strongly or moderately support a
multicultural center instead of a free
Among black students, who consti
tuted 8.9 percent of those surveyed,
only 2 1 .7 percent favored a multicultural
center instead of a black cultural center.
The survey was conducted Oct. 25
through Wednesday, less than two
weeks after the working group pledged
its support for a new BCC.
"Our charge was to present the chan
29 hours of campaigning through nine
states before returning home to Little
Rock. Aboard his jet was his physi
cian, Dr. James Suen, to offer treat
ment for a cracking voice.
He issued his call for change over
Outside a diner in Philadelphia,
Clinton said the election was a "fight
between the comfort of the status quo
and the courage to embrace new ideas."
"We must have a new economic
policy," he said later in Ohio.
"No more trickle down, not tax and
spend; but put the American people
first, invest in our jobs, control our
health-care costs, provide education
to all our people. And we can be the
greatest country in the world forever "
, Clinton linked himself to America's
heroes, telling supporters that when
they voted Tuesday, they could honor
the ideas of Jefferson and Washing
ton, the sacrifice of Lincoln, the opti
mism of the Roosevelts and "the com
mitment to the future of John
Bush set six stops to end his last
campaign in a 26-year career mat took
him from the gritty oil business in
Texas to the pinnacle of power in
Washington. "No way. Bill, no way,"
he said as he started out. "I am going
to win this election tomorrow."
He said hisrival was "slippery when
See PRESIDENT, page 7
Joseph Robinson, co-chairman of
MACT, is black, and Jerry Ward, his
spouse, is white. The couple has been
married for almost a year, Robinson
said, and they considerthemselves lucky
not to have been the victims of too much
"With us it's a lot of subtle and little
things," Ward said.
Robinson and Ward have experienced
subtle prejudice at restaurants, where
their check often is presented to Ward,
and at supermarkets, where cashiers are
surprised that they are buying food to
477 of you be sure
cellor with a plan for a black cultural
center," McCormick said Monday. "We
were not asked, and we didn't choose,
to explore other kinds of centers."
McCormick said he thought the re
sults of the poll should be recognized
and thai a plan for a multicultural center
might be considered in the future.
"I think that the poll findings illus
trate that it's time for the University to
explore the question of what a
multicultural center might be, what pur
poses it might serve," McCormick said.
The provost expressed concern that
advocating a multicultural center would
reduce some individuals' commitment
to a free-standing BCC.
"I don't want to think that support for
a multicultural center is a way of divert
Gless recalls Clintons
By Thanassis Cambanis
UNC English professor Darryl Gless'
friends know whom he's going to vote
for in today's presidential election.
The race doesn't pose much of a
dilemma for Gless, a long-time friend
of Democratic nominee Bill Clinton.
Gless and Clinton met on the USS
United States in 1968, when the two
traveled to Britain as Rhodes Scholars.
Since their days together at Oxford,
Gless and Clinton have kept in touch.
Clinton has surrounded his presidential
campaign with many Rhodes Scholars
who studied with him in England.
"I liked him the moment I met him,"
Gless said. "Seven days in gray times
on a boat in the North Atlantic is a great
time to make friends."
Clinton's warmth and candor imme
diately struck Gless, he said. The two
men also shared common childhoods
both had lost their fathers at a young
age and grown up with a sense of family
"One of the things I liked about him
was his absence of pretense," Gless
said. "He is up front and authentic."
Gless gave a glowing appraisal of
"He had a wonderful sense of hu
mor," he said. "He was always good
company. He's a real social animal."
Clinton's defining characteristics,
according to Gless, are his authenticity,
his deep humanity and his intelligence.
"He derives great energy from talk
ing to people and hearing the different
ways they have of perceiving him,"
Clinton always is ready to have a
conversation and learn from a stranger,
a trait Gless said had carried over from
his student days.
Gless, a self-declared Clinton parti-
gether, the two said.
Robinson said many white gay men
were racist. "It's still a white male soci
ety," he said.
Robinson said gay men still retained
the racial prejudices that they were
taught by their parents and peers.
"If you can break that barrier down,
they can be your best friends," Robinson
Ward said the couple experienced
more racism than homophobia.
Robinson and Ward both said that
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List of dormitories and their precincts:
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Avery Country Club
Carmichael Country Club
Craige Mason Farm
Ehringhaus Country Club
Hinton James Mason Farm
Kenan East Franklin
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Morrison Country Club
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Parker Country Club
Spencer East Franklin
Teague Country Club
to vote. That's the
ing support for a black cultural center,
but perhaps in some people's minds,
that's in fact what it is," he said.
Adrian Patillo, a University junior
who also is a member of the working
group, said a multicultural center would
not replace a free-standing BCC.
"What's on the table now is the fu
ture home of the Sonja H. Stone Black
Cultural Center," Patillo said. "As a
member of the working group, that's
what I'm going to focus on for now.
"As for a multicultural center, that's
going to have to come later."
Tim Smith, co-founder of the Black
Awareness Council, criticized the sur
vey. "That poll can no way represent the
entire campus," he said.
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Bill Clinton (far right, second row) and UNC
san, has been involved with Clinton's
quest for the presidency, as a campaign
adviser. Gless' area of expertise is higher
"My main goal is to help people in
high political office think clearly about
higher education," he said.
Gless said a Clinton administration
would be friendlier to universities than
Rain fell all day Monday, creating puddles on UNC's famous brick sidewalks. The wet
weather was expected to end by late Monday night.
thought for the day. Dean Smith
Smith said it was important to know
if the person taking the poll was white
or black, how the questions were asked
and where the students were living to
determine the accuracy of the poll.
But Sue Greer, a journalism graduate
student who works with Professor Philip
Meyer, an expert in polls and polling
As long as people with the same
opinion weren't overrepresented in the
group that declined to respond, the poll
had a low margin of error, she said.
As long as the population was se
lected randomly, it would be a repre
sentative sample, Greer said.
McCormick also emphasized that he
could not respond specifically to the
building of a multicultural center be
Rhodes to nomination
Professor Darryl Gless (far left, second row)
the present government
Gless has provided Saul Benjamin,
Clinton'shigher education adviser, with
a position paper outlining concerns
"I've been able to put Benjamin in
touch with other people, which is what
a consultant usually does," Gless said.
Colleagues in the University's En-
cause he had never seen a concrete
proposal for such a center.
Patillo said there needed to be more
emphasis on the fact that a free-standing
BCC could benefit everyone.
"I feel like a lot of non-black students
don't feel like they have a stake in this
center," he said. "That's another mes
sage we're going to have to get across."
McCormick said the poll probably
would be discussed at the Wednesday
working group meeting because it re
flected the fact that the group still needed
to educate the campus about what the
new BCC would contain.
At this point, however, the BCC
working group's main focus is to de
velop fully the plans for a free-standing
center, he said.
in the Rhodes Scholar 1968 class portrait
glish department made jokes about Gless
being the next secretary of education
when they learned Gless knew Clinton.
But Gless said the thought of one day
working in a Clinton administration had
only crossed his mind briefly.
See CLINTON, page 2
set for vote
Both advocates and opponents of the
$52 million Orange County school bond
said Monday that the outcome of today's
referendum was difficult to predict but
that they were optimistic their side would
According to a phone survey con
ducted by Chapel Hill High School stu
dents. Chapel Hill residents strongly
support the measure that would gener
ate $52 million for a new high school
and middle school in the Chapel Hill
Carrboro school system, a new middle
school in Orange County and technol
ogy upgrades throughout the county
In a survey of 600 Chapel Hill resi
dents, 70 percent of voters supported
the referendum, 15 percent opposed it,
and 15 percent were undecided, said
Kim Hoke, spokeswoman for the Chapel
Hoke said high school student volun
teers called likely voters last week to
survey their opinions and send informa
tion on the bond if requested.
But Peter Topping, chairman of Citi
zens Advocating and Supporting Edu
cation, said the survey probably did not
reflect voters' opinions in the northern
part of the county, where support for the
bond was not as strong.
"It will be a tight vote," Topping
said. CASE endorsed the school bond
referendum last week.
See BOND, page 7