The Carolina journal. volume (Charlotte, N.C.) 1965-19??, May 08, 1968, Image 6
PAGE 6 The Carolina Journal, Wednesday, May 8, 1968 Journal Closes Out Year 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? Beer. Music On Campus? 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. Election Oddity 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 deed sorry. 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. Cardboard Justice 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 pole died. 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 true humanitarian. 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 dant. 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- F 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 Action. 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 Gayle Watts Acting Editor Rodney Smith Photo Editor Chuck Howard Cartoonist ^Art Gentile Feature Editor p.N. Stewart STAFF: Mike Combs, Wayne Eason, BUI BUlups, Phil Blundell, Ellison Clary, Walt Sherill, B. J. Smith, Sonia Mizell, Parry Bliss Larry McAfee, John Ufferty, Kay Watson, Sherri Drake. REPRESENTED FOR NATIO.NAL ADVERTISING BY National Educational Advertising Services 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! remain. 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), good night. 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