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A lafKP numbpr of ntudentii at Atlantic Christian are
concemifd with academic freedom) — primarily Social
Sci«-ncc. I'hilosophy and Ueliirion Major*. It i« one subject
that certainly everyone ohould be intereirted in. But, what
in academic freedom? For greater enlightenment on the
HubjcHTt read the following excerptu of winniitK eways of
rolleife »emont on
Th(> Mvanin^ Of Aciidemic
which wiTe written for an eiway contest sponsored this
year by The National Council of Jewish Women.
Ruolay A Wolp*rl—of th» Cltr of Now York —lit prUo
The ImU of •rholjMllc rap«r|tjr are of *D exArtiOff nature. COD-
c«fo«d rather with ti»e quality of mind and Intesrlty of lotallectual
(M»rforinaofe than with the political compleilon of a man’i belleff.
The M-holar‘1 work leads him to the frootlert or koowlMSxe . . . '
he blai<« new trails la thooKht Instead of accepting authority..
h« InveetlffatM the suHitanre of Its fonndatloDs. and should these i
prove false or rotten, the s^holat Is obliged to warn the world.
Hat In time of t^nse «onflkt. or violently cotnpetinx Ideas, of fear.
ln»erurlty and ronfosion. many people conterkd that the staanirheet !
adTocates of Intellertual fre«Nlom are corrupters, eubverters of alt ;
social valUM. and must therefore be sllencf^. In Greece there was
a ftocrate*. In Oermany. a Martin Luther. In Italy. Galileo (ialllel.
fUttbborn men theae. rurlous men. peculiar and dlstnrblnK men who
dared challenjce the very sods and the rules of the earth, for the
aake of ronaclen< e. In the service of truth
I nl**^ iIm* (r»< brr U frrv t«» qu«*Mtion and (lU<»rnl, (hr hludrnt’*
mlml will rm«*rK** fr«»m m ImmiI, n<«( »ir<»nic with w1<m1<hti. hut at bt*»t
hr«vy «*lth Informallofi. Ttte (riM tirr wh«» t«ll<>f> hU (tpinlon* t<»
lh«' rui (fC fMipular prvMur«< mill liartll) rmouraKf* bold Imiuiry In
hi* wh<» will onr day K«ivt*rti llirtti«»«*lvr«» Inujit flr»t
|«*iim to ihlnk for (ltf*tim«*lv<**.
There li> no greater rhallenffe to test the mettle of democracy's
derend« r« than the rorrent threat to ataderalr freedom Hinre the
"rold war" has berome warmer In Korea. havoc^cryinK patriots and
Qt>derstundaMy worried democrats have su<cf>Mfully managed to
trim the wlnxs of . (academic) . . . freedom A far greater
danger than any statutory reatrlrtlon threatens the life of a«'ademlc
freedom the subtle ai>d silent fear. aelf*censorshlp. No university!
la an Island dUor(»d from the passions of the community out oT
which It has sprung. When the social atmosphere is charged with
suspicion and clamors for ronformlty. when In the market place
the greyi of opinion are increasingly forced Into areas of black or
white, when the mert* suspeif^loo of Judcment on subjects of vital
controversy Is labelled "abetting the enemy" . . . Instructors become
more cautl'ouw. students cynical and apathetic about the very Issue
that will most strongly affect their future lives and the lives of
their children j
Tlie of )<Hifh arr n<»( IlgliCly al»Mi|vr<l (4wla) and (hr
aspiring K«*%«*rnmrnl (hr a|*f»rrfi(i«-e |Hih||4- M'h<M»l (rarhrr, ^
(«»m«HT»»w’*i rtijflinHT «»r “(m> •r*-rrt** iwirnliM, (hr amhltlimM law-
>rr*ln>«^ihr)o. all takr grrat |Mtlni» (o a>ohl an> r«m(ly '*t«lnt.'* Thr
moet ci*ntr«itt*r^l«l h*M>k*» («mi oftm Irfl unofM'nnl, (hr moM
r«m(rtivrr«ljil kiM**'* h***! (imi h<*«r«l hy (<m> fru, and for lack I
of aa oppe«ilnf team, the mont stimulating: drbat4*s are r^olvrd |
nllhout ancuriM*n(. 1h I(h»( c»r w<ki In (hr iitlniN of mm,
long t»ef<>rr 1( I* IrKlolalral out of or ln(«> r\U(rncr. A nndon |
ami frarful of ht*r **ln(«*llr«-(ualM/* t»f lirr M-lrntl«tlA and .
r«tur«i<>n». hrr (lilnkrni and »rri«iUM •4udrn(»« «'«nno( rriain (hr rr-1
«|M-4 ( of (Itr world or darr jutplrr (u !(*» Ir«d<*r«»hip. J
'fhere are no Ideas or Meolnglea abroad In the world today |
strong enough to defeat the untarnlshtMl teneta of democracy. Are
alt eyes op«n to the rights of men without regard to their color
or cre«*d? — let them look to America And let us look to our
sch(M)U. Insisting upon a policy of admission based on eai h candi
date* ahllltiaa. not on the complexion or hellafs of his parents. Is
It freedom humanity cravr*. ^ It paare. U It equality of opportunity?
let them lt«arn by America's example. Hut not the example of
Imitating nationn which fear the potent force of unreatrlcted Inter*
change of scientific Ideas, denying visas and passports to eminent
scientists and scholars for whom fare-to-fa''e discussion at profes'
■loaai conurcKses Is an indispensable stimulus to creative i>ndeavor.
; VOL. XXIII
WILSON. N. C.
For Thit Issue
EdiUir-ln-Oilet Cora Myer*
AwocUte Editor . Robert D. Ovcrc*»h
Relixloa Editor ... .,, . ... Shirley Hotue
M*k> ut>-(Ulllor Jania Creel
Club Editor . . Joyce Joye
Feature EUlitor Dorothy Smith
A»i‘t. Feature Editor . Mary A. Snakenburg
CiirU Sporta Editor Mamie Davis
Aaa‘t. CIrla Sporta EMitor . Marjorie Blinson
Bfya Sporta Editor , Richard E:akio
Asa'I. Boys Sparta EMitor Jimmy WiUia
Social Editors Marie Britt. Jack Woodard
Manic hidltor Richard Zlxlar
Fillinc Editor Gl<»ia Norria Etheridce
Typiti Joan Kelly
A«>ls!ant Businm Man(
Asa't Circulation Manafer
Bertie Barham >
The Stone Room
By B’LLY TUCKER
We. the students of and
tunatc in havmK ac ew One of the quite
jrrottinK Clarence L. Hard} Libra y^ Paiton W. Stone
evident aw«eUi of the 1 ibrary the most
.Memorial Kootn. This Koom co the entire
unu.<«ual collections of book.'i to
Brotherhood of the Uisciples of Chnsi-
The Stone. Iloom wa.s ^-ith 2,000 more
the present time it hotise.^ ^^^y^tion of the
volumes to be placed there as . ‘ gtone Room
in-w shelves is completed. ^6^0" such a
has been opened for only jjr c. C. Ware,
room had been in the mind of its Cu ’-oiumes began in
for many years. The collection of these ‘
19^^ and has been pursued intensivel.v for 31 >eara_
Mr*'Ware is an eminent Disciple . rhrist
State Secretary of the North Caro'ira eca“e
This Room memorializes Barton . Mone oe
secured all of his hisher education m North Carina unaer
Dr. David Caldwell of Gui ford Stone was one
of the.eariy fathers of the Disciples of Chnst
The Stone Room is a tribute to that Great
is a trib^J?e"\lso to Mr. Ware, for his
and tireless efforts in the hi.stoncal a ^nbute t^
countlesw men and women who ha\e sac the
scholarship, aird them.se ves for their
Barton W. Stone Memorial ‘.s a tribute to Atlantic
Chri.stian College and its student body. ®
complimented to have at our finger tips »u<:h a
of knowledge. Will the comphment given us be in vain
or will we be more informed students as a result or the
Barton W. Stone Memorial Room?
Cold Is Where You Find It
H)- C.\l,\ IV SI.AViX
Korkr .Mount. .V. C.. Thuroday. March 26. 1953.
5 10 A M Today ii the bl(! day. We are learinn Wilnon about
7:30 thia mornlnic for the -N.C.K.A. convention In A.hevllle_ Mary
and 1 ha»* Jmt Jumped out of bed. and »he 1« rarin* around trying
to Ket the baK« parkfd while I make .offee and toa»t. We have to
catch the but for Wllaon at *:J0.
6: SO A. M. Well, we made it to Wilson on time. Joe Joyner
li here at the bus terminal waltlnK for u«. We're going on around
to his house to get Annie Morris and then down to the college to
pick up Connie Jordan and Irene Murray.
7:.10 A. M Down to the colleire now. Annie Morris has just
finished making 75 sandwiches (she says the way to Joe's heart is
through his stomach t and has packed a 5-pound boi of toll house
cooklen and a huge devil food cake In the back seat. .Mary has Just
made the startling discovery that there’s a corpse in the parlor.
She haa been algnalling to me furiously tor the past few minutes.
I'll take her out to the front in a few minutes and show her the
"Joyner Funeral Home" sign.
8:00 A. M We're off! Asheville or bust! Connie and Irene
are here, bundled up so that we hardly recognired them. .Mary and
I had a wonderful time laughing at them. Why. it will be so
warm after a while that they will wish they had worn summer
clothing. I left my topcoat at home and .Mary brought only a spring
coat. Dr. Hurt Is loading his car now. Ann Webb. Jessie Quinerly,
Janie Creel. Anne Spivey, and "Snake" are golnc with him. Lucky
man! And there cornea Lorraine Carroll and Bob Ouy. Lorraine
looka different thla morning. Oh. she's bluu! Hut on her It's be
coming. Mary thinks It's such a lovely shade of blue. Introduc
tions are made, and lx)rralne and Hob go off looking for Dr. Long
and Dr. Illumenfekl of Louisburg College, who Is riding with them.
9:00 A M. Riding.
10:00 A. M Riding and stopping. Annie Morris Just ate half
the cookies and 13 sandwiches.
11:00 A. M. Riding! and stopping!! Annie Morris Just finish
ed the cookies and ate 9 sandwiches.
12:00 Noon ■■'reeling. Stopping for ,lunch We re having a
picnic beside the road. These f-f-froien sandwiches are good. And
this brisk breeie is so invigorating. Connie. Irene. Annie .Morris,
and .Mary are numb. Joe and 1 laugh at them. Kverybody finally
givea up and makes a mad dash for the car. We're going to finish
lunch Inalde with the heater going full blast. The food Is finally
thawing, and we're having a right Jolly old time after all. Joe and
I have thawed out. too.
1:00 P. M. Kiding again. f>erybody thawed out now.
3:00 P. M. Riding! and stopping!! Connie, Annie Morris and
Irene admiring the steep '•foothills ". Mary. Joe. and 1 are assum
ing an air of superiority because we've seen hills even higher than
.K " *" We've finally found
the Oeorge \ anderbilt Hotel and the City Auditorium Joe and I
go In to find out about room reservations while the ladies tour the
l iOP M. Our rooms are wonderful—at the Carolinian Motor
Court Just outside Asheville And they have HEAT. Whoever'nam
ed Chicago the VMndy City had never visited Asheville The tem
perature i» about SO and the wind I. blowing at gale force. We eat'
aupper at the 8 & W Cafeteria and now have come to the Ldl
torlum for the first general session of the convention.
11:00 1>. M. The end of a perfect day. Dr Harold C. qhano
Profeaaor of Mucatlon at Northwestern I'niversity spoke on "How
J ducatlonal l^aderahlp Can Work With Children for a Peacef n*
..'o Opera Company present^
r.;;; .r.s '•■i.'cr .3 -.“F-- -
IJX;.ATK when we get back to Wlll"„*.
Today haa not been quite so frigid as ve«terH.« t
cold in these hills We can hardly wait to get back to wn
reaume our happy, carefree lives once more Q„.r,e^
ways so Inspirational! Annie Morrl. l, ,t|ii rai^lV, IhL .
she had with her three tesu WelnwKlav tl, “>*
come op here to Asheville. Just before preparing to
we promptly went back "to'’s'lwp*' "pIuIIm *R^v°er"'"’'r
^p •ar‘d;«i:d“‘^'“* “> -x-He".;::,, ,r-
■We went again to the S * w CafeterU i
ran afford to go elsewhere? | and from there In
School for our Future Teachers session at » 00 ^ Millard
Ing we acurrled around Introducing ourselves to the rt”!* “®*‘‘
the other colleges and doing a little delegates from
P of Appal.chi:„CtfT4,,°” ‘h*s,de.
Preaidant of the Future Teachera of Amerid nr. ^ College, State
era! aesalon. I>oma Faye Culbertaon of a^' the gen-
group singing and then Bill n„de his keyjo^ fallowing
(Continued on Page Six)
How Three Wars
Could Have Been
j By BILLY DRAUGHN
j Last week in Howard Chapel,
; the studants and faculty were
I given the answer to a question
which has confronted them since
the Second World War. The fam-
( us cartoonist, Mr. Burr Shafer
creator of the renowned cartoon
character, one “J. Wesley
Smith,” told the audience that
ole J. Wesley wsa the one who
wrote the “Kilroy was here”
signs and thus broke the ice on
: that haunting “who is Kilroy"
Mr. Shafer had a special in
tention in stating that he was
not a professional cartoonist. ITiis
was due to the fact that he
considers the majority of the
cartoon creators as being on the
The cartoonist introduced his
historically famous character
J. Wesley Smith, oy saying that
he has been “Johnny on the
spot" since the first known event
in our history books came off
.^fter exposing certain episodes
from J. Wesley’s adventurous
life, Mr. Shafer would draw a
cartoon describing his charac
ter’s position and status in the
exposition. From Mr. Shafer's
descriptions and illustrations
nearly everyone was in com
plete belief of J. Wesley’s exis
tence and of the absolute effect
that he had on the outcome of
History due to his presence.
During one of J. Wesley’s ex-
periences, this time as the tiear-
1 er of the. lantern in the Belfry
■ Tower at Boston during Paul
Revere’s Ride, the First and
Second World War could have
been prevented. If ,1. Wesley had
two by land and one by sea in
stead of one by land and two by
sea, he would have prevented the
battle of Bunker Hill and there
by eliminated the Revolutionary
War. The United States and
Canada would be the same coun
try under the British rule. This
would not only make the Bri
tish Empire an enormous pow
er, but would have left no doubt
as to whether America would
join the fight. This would have
caused tht Germans to reconsid
er their quest for world con-
only one of the many hilarious
jokes which Mr. Shafer has al
lowed his age old friend to live.
When the allotted chapel time
was over, Mr. Shafer was given
a potent ovation from the laugh
ing students and faculty, led by
Dr. Hartsock, and they were hy
sterical in their uncontrollable
quest for more. When Mr. Shaf
er walked off the stage, a large
group of students and several
members of the faculty scratch
ed off to the stage in hopes of
securing one of the cartoon il
lustrations of his J. Wesley
Smith. Then a mad rush by the
art enthusiasts of the school to
the book store to purchase
"Through History With J. Wes
ley Smith", a collection of hurri-
orous escapades of our histori
cal hero by Mr. Shafer. Mr.
Shafer autographed these with
a most gracious flourish.
Planted By Boys
Beautification of our campus has
begun again^ To add to all ttic
nice work several dogwood trees
have been planted on the campus.
These trees were donated to the
college by Oliver Rand’s mother.
The labor for getting the trees
and transplanting them on A.C.’s
campus was supplied by Phi Kap*
pa Alpha fraternity. Miss Ward
and Mr. Hoffman decided the lo*
cation for the trees. It is reported
that the men of Pip Kappa con
sidered it a pleasure and had
Thes^ trees are located on both
sides of the driveway between
Caldwell Hall and Howard Chapel
Also the dogwood trees were plant
ed next to the walk leading from
the Dining Hall, and at Caldwell
Hall under the grove of trees.
Last year 28 per cent of drivers
in fatal accidents were driving too
fast for conditions.
Two per cent of the v^icles in
volved in fatal traffic accidents
last year had unsafe brakes.
Ninety-four per cent of motor
vehicles in fatal traffic accidents
last year were in perfect running