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PAGE 6 The Carolina Journal, Wednesday, May 8, 1968
Faculty Wakes Up
Another event we can’tpassupis the requirement change approved
in the facuity meeting of one week ago today. At last we’re going
to become a real UNIVERSITY. About time! The faculty is not
nearly so far behind the times as we would like to pretend, even
though they didn’t show up for “The Green Garter”. Hey, is that
another chicken joke?
Did anyone notice the total vote in last week’s YRC mock
election? Surprisingly enough a total of 472 votes were cast.
But, no need to be alarmed. That’s only 250 more than the elec
tion committee had to count during the last campus election.
There seems to be some sort of inconsistency here, though
we’re not sure exactly what the indication is. The obvious inter
pretation would be that the students are more interested in state
politics than they are in determining who their own campus leaders
are. This, however, is not the way we read this problem. Perhaps
the solution lies in the manner in which these two elections were
conducted. The principal behind having students show their I.D.
cards and then checking their names off a student list is fine.
But, like most theories based in idealism, it doesn’t work. Many
students are annoyed by this laborious procedure. Many potential
voters passed up the campus elections because they weren’t
convenience enough. There is no excuse for this, but it is a
problem and must be solved. True, it wasn’t impossible for a
student to vote more than once, but which is more representa
tive of student opinion, an election with a few invalid votes or one
that doesn’t involve enouh votes to predict overall student trends?
We would also like to congratulate the Board of Trustees of
Davidson College for their recent approach to the issue of whether
or not to allow drinking on campus. When will the state University
System catch up with these “cold Presbyterian conservatives”
and call for a study to investigate this long-controversial issue
that we would all like to see cleared up?
The record selection in the juke box in the cafeteria leaves
much to be desired - much. If one is a member of the “teen
scene” or a devotee of the beach cult, then he can sit and listen
for hours, but what of Dylan fans, country-western listeners,
blues buffs, folk music lovers, or those who dig the pop sounds
of Williams, Sinatra, and Goulet. Ane last, but far from least,
what of the many jazz fans and potential jazz fans? What has been
done to appease these devotees of various types of music?
Music lovers of UNC-C, ARISE.
And, speaking of entertainment, what was wrong with the mikes
in The Green Garter Friday night? And, speaking of The Green
Garter, what was wrong with the audience Friday night.
Before closing out, we would like to state our opinion on
one further campus issue. That is, the involvement of faculty
members in student elections. Whether or not it has been done
in the past is a question for the historians and reactionaries.
It is, however, the position of the Journal that any attempt to
meddle in student politics for an ulterior motive will be met
with direct opposition. We will do everything in our power to
expose and nullify any such attempt.
Concerning the issue of student power, which has been much-
publicized and often-discussed in the past tew months and which
has come to a climax in colleges all over the country this Spring,
we would like to congratulate those students who have practiced
restraint, shitted the emphasis from demands to requests, and
attempted to go through the proper channels to obtain their wishes.
Furthermore, we feel naught but pity and shame for our col
leagues who were not able to see the light and who felt that
violence was the proper means to obtain the desired ends. For
those, especially our contemporaries at Columbia, we are in
For a final note, have you ever tried to put out a newspaper
in an office that is not equipped to take incoming phone calls on
the day of deadlines? Or in an office that has one one typewriter?
Or with an active staff of about eight? Believe us, it isn’t easy.
"Out To Lunch^ Coming
Next year's Journal will not feature the ^‘LittleMan On Campus'’
for the first time slice 1965, It has been leased out in deference to
“Out To Lunch", a cartoon strip drawn by Mollie Poupeney and
presenting a unique outlook on the college scene, “Mollie sees
the poet, the irfiilosopher, the radical, the folksingers, the lovers,
the girl friends, and the conservative as hdoes in this non
hero world of ours." The strip, distributed by Advocate Syn
dicate of Contra Costa College, is geared to allow each reader
his own, idiosyncratic interpretation. We hope that all will enjoy
the strip as much as the staff has enjoyed the initial proofs.
Since this is the last issue of the Journal, we thought that
we’d take this opportunity to clear our minds of ail the jumbled
abstractions that have b^n occupying space there for the past
few weeks. So grab your bootstraps, fasten your seat belts, and
hold on to your cool.. (Also, it might be a good idea to puli in
your toes. We don’t guarantee that we won’t step on a few.)
To beging with, let’s get aU the congratulations that are due
out of the way in order that we can get on the more meaty scuttle
butt. The Blackfriars are certainly worthy to top the list of
worthies. Their groovy cool under fire was fantastic. Never in
the history of the stage have so few been pelted by so many
with so many peanuts. And then there was the Barbershop Quartet-
excellence is. . .And a most hearty thanks to Dr. Roy Moose for
his presentation of Engiand’s first poet laureate. The Arts Com
mittee did a wonderfui job. It’s a shame that they didn’t have any
jnore heip. the APO pledges deserve thanks, too.
I had an opportunity last week
to witness Justice in action, and
although it was of the much ridi
culed Southern variety, one might
question whether it was peculiar
to the South.
Early in February I witnessed
an accident involving two cars
and a telephone pole. For some
reason that quite escapes me now,
perhaps a long-forgotten sense
of duty (a throw-back to my mili
tary service?), I stayed at the
scene while the other 'vitnesses
made good their getaways. The
details are unimportant — the
police arrived, I voiunteered my
information and left. No one was
hurt, and the cars were only
slightly damaged; the telephone
A month iater I sat in court
for 7 hours waiting for our case
to reach the docket, and it was
a marvelous experience. The
Judge was civil, urbane, and
knowledgeable. When several
laws were questioned, he
attempted to rule by their intent
rather than by their language;
one case, concerning a contro-
versiai Charlotte ordinance
governing the placement and use
of signs, brought about a re
interpretation of the law. The
Judge showed remarkable res
traint, even with second and third
offense Negroes—the sign of a
The iawyers were fascinating:
Talking with patrolmen, wise
cracking with the solicitor, and
generally having a good time;
they needed only blue helmets
and mustaches to give excellent
imitations of the Keystone cops.
In fact, their imitations were so
good that I began to crave pop
corn. No doubt, in their serious
moments they accomplished
much, yet they didn’t inspire my
confidence, and I wasn’t a defen
The solicitor was beautiful.
Awed by his own eloquence, and
technical competence, he ran the
court with the flair of a P. T.
Bamum; obviousiy a man on
his way up. Any number of times
warrants were misinterpreted,
judgments made, and then J
vised afterthe errors were (oik
In one case, a defense atw
based his case upon misinfom,
tion given him by the solicit,
and a patrolman involveii
simple, human error, not a cj.
scious act of misdirection onatt
body’s part, yet the attorney ^
obviously shaken. Happily (or*
defendant, the case was thro,
out of court on a technical Dj,
In another case, the victim^
charged, judged, and conviA
so quickly that he was ont
way to a cell before soma,
realized that they had tried j
man on the wrong charge—anj
my head was spinning, can
imagine how the poor man(e"
It had all happened so fast tl^
felt I was watchii^ a magic aj;
The solicitor tried ariynumtc
of times to change pleas («,
“not guilty” to “guilty” sotlai
the court might be cleaiw
earlier. “Say fellow, you
what’ll happen if you’re (ok
guilty?. . .it’ll be easier*
(Continued on Page 7)
The Hawk Predicts Victory^ Loses
By JIM PATTERSON
Dr. Reginald A. Hawkins spoke
on campus Tuesday night April
30th. Dr. Hawkins, who finished
third in the Democratic primary
for Governor of North Carolina,
said he was saving the home
town University for last. The
Charlotte Dentist has been re-
ferred to by the newspapers as
the candidate running on issues
instead of personalities. His
speech here drew a standing
ovation from an audience of stu
dents and faculty. The good Dr.
didn’t seem to mind not being
furnished with a microphone or
that he had to share the stage
with the back of a piano. The
gubernatorial candidate spoke ii
room C-220. The program lu
sponsored by The Students Ft
Dr. Hawkins spoke in suppo-
of a state tax on cigarettes, I,
said this tax would constit®
78 million dollars in tax revs-
nue. Hawkins would use tkfc
money to improve North Can,
lina schools from kindergarte;
through the stat Universities,
The candidate attacked the W
rate of pay going to North Can>
lina teachers. Liquor by the drij,
was also listed as a nee*
source of generating tax dol.
lars. Speaking further on edu
cation in the state. Dr. Ha«.
kins called tor state univer
sities with graduated tai-
tions based on the studenk
ability to pay. The “Hawk”, a;
he is called by his soul friends,
closed his attack on educatiHj
in North Carolina by calling fn-
the burning of history textboohl
that don’t depict our state his|
tory as it is. He pointed kj
the fact that by law all suchte®!
are to be burned at the endd
the school year.
If there was any doubt abou
Dr. Reginald Hawkins being il
The Hawk Addresses a UNC-C Audience.’'
(Continued on Page 7)
Gaither Looks Back^ Moves On
Has it been a good year? Al
most anyone will give you some
kind of answer, but only time
and the succeeding years hold the
true answer. It is my fondest wish
that in this final analysis the re
sults will prove to be favorable.
It can be said with assurance,
however, that this has been a
year of contrast and extreme.
The joy and happiness of many
occasions have been marred by
the tragedy, a sadness, and sor
row of others. Many times dur
ing the year it has become im
possible for me to see through
this veil of heartbreak and waste,
and distinguish the tempering
effects of the occasion on life as
we know it.
THE CAROLIHA JOURNAL
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This has also been a yeard
change as have all previous years
in the life of our fledgling uii-
versity. Not only do the personnel
of our community continue to-
change, the degree requirements
change and finally the face o( tl*
physical plant is again under
going change. The detours, dit
ches and damn’it anyways have
been gone from the campus en
tirely too long, but they areal
back in force and hopefully wil!
Finally this has been a yearo(|
learug tor most members o(
every segment of our communitj,
even some students are reports
to have picked up a few gems d‘
wisdom along the way. There havf
been some good lessons pre
sented to certain faculty mem
bers by the student body; let\
hope some of these sank in.
In general, the apathy and poor
communications existing on this
campus remain as the biggea
obstacle to the growth and pro
gress of this institution. That’s
about it in a nut shell and sint*
I’m tunning a little late (5 years),
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