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THE CAROLINA JOURNAL
WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2 1, 1966
The bad news is out.
Enrollment was low for the fall semester and. as a result, the
Student Activity funds are short.
The operating money for the student organizations comes from
this fund. Therefore, if the money for it is short, then the student
organizations will be in financial difficulty.
This is what happened:
The Finance Committee of the Student Legislature apportioned
money to the campus organizations this summer on the basis of
an expected enrollment of 1,850. Only a little over 1,678 students
enrolled, however. This means that about $4,000 must be cut from
the Student Activities fund.
Larry Garner’s Finance Committee has swung back into action.
It has asked each organization to submit a budget cut so that it may
not be necessary for the committee to slice, also.
This was a wise move by Mr. Garner and the committee. Surely
the various organizations know better than anyone else what they
can get along without and what they can’t.
'We beg the organizations to make realistic and honest cuts. The
situation is bad, but only a mature attitude will make it any better.
The JOURNAL has searched deep into the vault and decided to
voluntarily slice $600 from its budget, if asked by the Finance Com
mittee to do so. This was a difficult chop to make since the $3,100
is had originally asked for had been considered to be a bare min
imum on which to operate.
A loss of this much money would seriously endanger the paper.
It would cause more advertising to be imperative, make it almost
impossible to purchase office supplies, and involve the dropping of
one scheduled issue sometime during the year.
A cut of more than $600 would make it impossible for the news
paper to publish weekly.
But the JOURNAL is willing to lose $600 if it must. Willing be
cause something must be done about the financial situation and every
organization deriving money from the Activity Fees must suuer.
We hope that all the organizations will take this attitude. If they
do, then maybe the shaving of $4,000 can be done as painlessly as
We also hope that the Finance Committee will use good judge
ment if it finds that it will have to do some pruning of its own after
u.e cuts are in. We beg the members of that group to study the sit
uation of each organization carefully and thoroughly before making
a final decision on which one can do without something more easily
If Larry Garner’s Finance Committee acts with as much fine judge
ment as it did the first time it doled out funds, then our hopes will
In short, the financial situation is gloomy, but if everyone and
every organization involved will act in an adult manner, then maybe
some of the sting can be taken out of losing money.
If that is really possible....
Of True Rumors
GUEST EDITORIAL BY SALLY HAGOOD
Yes, the rumors are true. The Tams and Cavaliers Demce last
Saturday night was the greatest yet. Over 800 students and visitors
crowded into the cafeteria lor the four hour dance and show.
Those Upper Classmen in attendance will agree that it was the
most successful dance ever sponsored by the Union. The Freshmen
were enthusiastic and turned out in droves. We hope their enthusiasm
lasts and rubs oft on the “tew” remaining skeptics at UNC-C.
The students made the Tams and Cavaliers feel right at home.
This resulted in an effort on the part of the two groups to put on an
even better show than was expected.
As Chairman of the Social Committee, I would like to thank all
those who worked so hard before, during and after the dance to make
it the success it was.
The Carolina Journal
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21. 1966
EIJ.ISON (T.AKV. JR. Kxlitor
JIM CUNNING, Husinoss Manager
ROBERT ri.INEK, Chief I’hotographor
LIBBY HOI.SUOIISEK, KeaUne Editor
GERALDINE I.EDKORl), Cartoonist
STAFF: Sally llagood, Mary Morgan, Paul Boswell, Connie
Flippo, Karleen Malay, Corny Stihvell, Fiank Caton, Judy
Hargett, Ronnie Russell, Jan Ballard, Pat McNeely, Ronald
Watts and Bobbe Berry.
Student Hints! Avoid The
by BY PATRICK MCNEELY
Attention all students who would
like to remain students for another
semester or so. I have composed
a few helpful hints to guide you
on your way and would like your
undivided ears (andyoupeople with
a face between them ... you listen
too). Here are some priceless tips
which could pull you through this
As you have surely already dis
covered, keeping up with aca
demics at U. N. C. - C is a full
time job. This task is made even
more difficult by the many demons
which lurk in all comers of the
First and foremost is the bridge-
for-lunch-bunch (also for before
classes, after classes, between
classes, and while cutting classes.)
These people should be in an old
folks home where sitting around
for hours at a time exchanging
pieces of cardboard with designs
on them would be appreciated. Still
they show up here each day luring
unsuspecting students into false-
sophistication and a waste of time.
Steer clear of the bridge demon
tmd you’re half-way there.
Next is that circus of recrea
tion, the game room. This, I can
honestly say has been the down
fall of a multitude of potentially
able students. An invitation to
shoot one game of pool, play one
game of ping-pong, or just to
“see who’s in there” sounds like
a quick and easy thing to do.
Easy ... right, quick ... wrong.
Rarely does one ever play just
one game or simply look and leave.
Held by fascination and the guy
you’re beating, you keep playing
“just one more game” until they
close the place.
Cafeteria bull sessions are a
little more enlightening but they
won’t help you pass that math
quiz. Whether the topic be pol
itics, religion, the opposite sex,
or what-have-you (which is an
intriguing subject), set a limit on
your gab-fest and stick by iL After
aU, the exchange of ideas in the
U. N. C. - C. cafeteria is not
going to change the shape of the
Of: course everyone has a diff
erent home situationbutl’m speak
ing mainly to those students who
live with their familys. Most stu
dents can’t wait to get out of ciass
so they can rush home and make
studying an even more difficult act
ivity than it really it. There temp
tation is overflowing in the form of
Lv. sets, radios, hi-fis, tele
phones, and refrigerators. This is
further complicated by inter
ruptions from members erf the
family and the absence of an aca
demic atmosphere. Stick around
and use our library; it’s a lot
more quiet this year.
These little tid-bits of know
ledge are primarily for the fresh
man class and the transfer stu
dents but I feel sure a few re
minders won’t hurt the old pros.
When the voice of experience
BY RONNIE RUSSELL
A longstanding feature of the
American governmental action,
especially in the area of social
His, has been to wait for a pro
blem to arise, see if it will go
away and then act on the demands
of the people involved. The trait
has shown itself best recently in
the Civil Rights turmoil.
Recurring in certain areas on
certain occasions, the wait-and-
see method might have been one of
those integral parts of the system
taken for granted.
But then there arrived on the
scene a man who seemingly was
not only going to catch up on all
the left over wait-and-sees but
also conquer anything which might
just happen to pop up withing the
next two thousand years. More bills
than Congressmen arrived in the
chambers daily. Utopia couldn’t be
But alas, the spurt ended. The
world would, after all have to make
its own way. Lyndon the Magni
ficent has become Lyndon the Hes
itant. He evidently discovered the
hesitant way as the American Way
and decided to take it up 100
Charles (the Modifier) de Gaulle
had been thrashing about speaking
of the ills of NATO. Lyndon, evi-
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dently decided the Modifer who
rules a lower nation couldn’t
change what the higher nation knevv
in its heart was righL Lyndon the
Charles the Modifier modified.
The Atlantic Alliance has lost its
effectiveness and perhaps its use
From his predecessors, Lyndon
inherited quite a ticklish situation
in Viet Nam. Lyndon hesitated as
though it would remain just that.
Certain elements m Viet Nam
had other ideas; the war grew.
Lyndon hesitated. The war grew
Lyndon acted, but he had hesi
tated. The war grew. Lyndon grew
Lyndon’s most dramatic act of
hesitation came with the nation’s
economy. Months ago signals that
inflation might corrie rose. Accord
ingly spending should have been
cut. Lyndon hesitated and kept
Prices rose. I.yndon hesitated.
Prices rose. Lyndon cut govern
ment workers’ overtime. Big deal!
Prices are still high.
Lyndon the Hesitant has hes
itated. Struggling columnists are
worried about how to get food
without having to go to Viet Nam
for C rations.
As a new student at UNC-C,
I have observed an organization of
dedicated members to orientate a
rising wave of students to UNC-C.
Possessing my personal attitude
toward the institution and its mem
bers, I wish to relate my obser
vations of the successful orienta
Without the previous week
UNC-C could not hope to grow.
The combined desires and efforts
of the administration and students
were sincere to develop in add
ition to academic fields, a uni
versal feeling of congeniality. The
new students were welcomed by
the adminstration, FAC members,
and most optimistically by all of
the extracurricular activities. All
I’ve never know a more conceited person in my life. I was going
to turn him down when he asked me to see the Tams but he didn’t
students were encouraged not only
to acquaint themselves with the
University, but also with other stu
dents and professors. As the new
students were cordially greeted,
they were also challenged to build,
in accordance with the present
campus, a University second to
none. Later on in the week the new
students, both freshmen and trans
fers, were confronted with the
backbone of the campus—the aca
During the process of pre-re
gistration, a deeper knowledge of
the courses required for each de
gree was acquired. With our per
sonal opinions and those points of
view previously expressed by our
associates, we registered. How
ever, we were often compelled to
alter our schedules. Those stu
dents who registered last, unfort
unately discovered that his or her
last name, for cxie time, should
have begun with an A, in order
for them to have gone through
registration without changing their
An analyzing look at the act
ivities of the past week reveals
that the administration along with
the FAC members, bore the brunt
of the work to orientate the new
students to a new life at a rapidly
I would like to add to the ed
itorial “An Earnest Plea” on how
to run an annual properly.
Many students complain about
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