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By E. CLARY
A new coup d'etat occurred in South Vietnam over the weekend. This
laiteat change in Vietnamese government was brought about by the
Honorable Reginald M. Flaggart, unsuccessful candidate for the United
St’ailes Presidency, unsuccessful candidate for the Prime Ministry of
Afghanistan, and successful Vietnamese revolutionary.
Yours truly was on the scene in Saigon When the change took pJace.
You see, I saved enough stamps for an all expense paid trip to Vietnam.
I'ln going to be forced to mail my columns to the States until I save
enough stamps to get a free trip back.
But back to my exclusive story. I awoke Sunday morning to the
rumbling of tanks as Flaggart rolled irJto this capiital city. (He wasn’t
in a tank, he just rolled in.)
I quickly dressed and leaned out my fifth story hotel window in
time to see Flaggart end an emotion charged speech from the steps of
the city sewage treatment plant. Hoping to dnaw his attterrtion, I yelled
•'Slamma'tit minum”. Not recognizing me, Flaggart shot me in both
legs and I tumbled to the pavement below.
Later, as I interviewed Flaggart, I learned that 1 had my Vietria-
mese all wrong- "Slummatt minum,” I was informed is a derogatory re
mark about one's mother and not a friendly greetang, as I had thought.
I apologized and said, "Gumfat ngo." That musit have been wrong, too,
bet^ause he immediately crushed my leg easts together with a ven
Upon regaimng consciousness. I apologized in English and the Hon
orable Flaggart proceeded to answer my questions abput his latest
Mr. Flaggant, wh»t made you decide to invade South Vietnam,
"The governmerrt here was just going coup-coup and, since I had
nothing going for me at the time, I thought I'd sitage a coup of my
own. Besides, these people need a break."
Did you encounter any opposition to your coup from the various
power groups in this country:
“No. Onily the Saigon fire department remained loyal to the existing
premier and it was busy extinguishing flaming Buddhists.”
Did the old premier give up quietly?
Yes. He is a Catholic so I persuaded him to give up the govern-
menit fpr Len(.’’
1 liopd you showcfl cguilesy tp the former head pf state.
"We showed him every grape. In faot, we even tig} him tq main
.street and feted him to a parade of marching soldiers,"
Then you succeeded in a bloodless coup?
‘‘Nat exactly. I was struck in the head witli an empty pop bottle,
hurled from a window in the American Embassy building. I hope that
wasn't an evil omen."
I understand that the Vietnamese ambassador to the United States
has let it be known that he supporSs your government.
“Peally? until he hears about what we did with his
Do you feel that the people of SouBh Vietnam will support your
"Their enthusiastic response is encouraging. There is this nasty
rumor, circulating among the Buddhists, that I am the reincarnation of
the late Presiderjt Diem but, dther than that, everything is ok. The
North Viets were especially glad to sep (np take oyer."
Will your government be able to avoid a religious conflict?
"As you know, I am a Sun Worshipper. I should be able to
achieve unity by agitating both the Catholics and the Buddhists.”
What is your first goal as head of state?
"To get Bob Hope oyer l)ere again."
Do you plan to escalate the war against the Viat Cpng.
"I doubt it. Kscalatprs are too expensive and it’s top nriupti (rpyble
to have them installed."
Is there anything else you’d like to tell me at the present time,
'I'd like to tell you where to go, but I need U. S. aid for mly retire
ment fund, so I won’t.”
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A HELPFUL HINT
Readers you’ve almost finished suffering through another hilarious
column. This one ends with a helpfu' bint for all of you who observe
I^ent: Try giving up watermelon.
Honor Code Drafted
UNC-C Our New Brother
Editor's note: The following art
icle appeared in the UNC news
paper, Daily Tar Heel, Tuesday,
By FRED THOMAS
DTH Staff Writer
‘‘I believe that the action of the
trustees, which was approved by
the General Assembly March 2,
will be considered, 25 years from
now, as the most important single
acition of the 1965 session.”
This was consolidated Univer
sity Vice President A. K. King’s
comment on the recent addition
of Charlotte College as the fourth
campus of the University of North
King has been the Consolidated
University's man on the scene for
the Charlotte College addition and
has spent the last several months
there, leading the study of the need
for another campus.
What it Means
“Making Charlotte College a
campus of the university brings
to bear all the resources of the
institution in the development of
a good undergraduate liberal arts
college and ultimately, as the
needs of the state warrant and
as the resources of the state per
mit, the development of a full uni
Interprefting this statement of
wihat the newly passed legislation
means he said, “If you \v>arit tq
cqr|si(^er thp sliprt term yiew. con
sider iiQW different Charlotte Col
lege will be two years from now.
It will be a strong undergraduate
institution and the fact that it is
a branch of the university will
attract better prepared and more
capable students and staff than it
“Thinking in terms of 20 or 30
years from now, fry tp envisipn
VfJiwt has Iwppened to UNC, N. C.
State, WC or Duke in the past
20 or 30 years, realizing that
things are likely to happen more
rapidly in generations ahead than
in the one we have just cprne
Why was Charlotte College made
a part of the University of North
In answer to this frequently-ask-
ed question King said:
“Reliable predictions indicate
professional education in North
Carolina will increase more than
300 per cent in the next 10 years.
“The three existing campuses
will be called on to take care of
most of the expansion in the next
decade. However, there is every
reason to believe that the demand
for advanced professional and
graduate education will continue
to expand and North Carolina will
need another major university in
the decade following 1975.
“The trustees, in recommend
ing Charlotlte College as the fourth
campus, were looking forward
to the time when it would be need
ed to carry oqt the university’s
"It was also demonstrated that
a university campus located in
the Charlotte area would serve the
maximum number of commuting
students and would find waiting
a potential pool of graduate stu
dents among the public school
teachers, engineers, employees of
major industrial, banking and
commercial firms, and many oth
ers who need opportunity for ad
“The Oharlotte campus which
aj.ready possesses 900 acres of
land is well-'situated for develop
ment into a major university.”
King said that Charlotte was
picked to be the new university
campus because “it is a satisfac
tory nucleus around which to
build." He pointed gut, however,
that “much remains even to make
it a good undergraduate institu
"At present CC has a student
body of about 1,500, There is a
full-time staff of 72, of which 42
per cent has PhD’s, and enough
part-time staff members to equal
at least six additional full-time
“The biggest problem will be
in adding to the faculty as the
enrollment expands and as new
positions become available through
“Presently the faculty is quite
Concerning the student body.
King said, "I have looked at the
records of every freshman admit
ted last fall and I did not see
a student that would not have been
eligible for admission to the univer
He noted that the quality of stu
dent at CC can be expected to re
main high in the coming years
since, “they have been using uni
versity minimum admission stand
ards for the last two years. Also,
since it is a part of the university
it will attract betiter-prepared stu
King called the Charlote area
an “ideal location” for a univer
sity. He pointed out the populous
commuting area from which UNC-
C will draw the “best student.”
He said that most of the stu
dents on this new campus will
probably come from North Caro
This, he noted, is good, .since
“our primary concern is to pro
vide as good undergraduate in
struction as possible to the most
North Carolinians possible.”
As a result of the exp^uiding
economy of the Piedmont, region
and the school’s obligation to its
community. King said that the
most immediate emphasis in cur
riculum will be placed on educa-
tional programs in business, edu
caption, engineering and nursing.
He also predicted that the first
graduate programs will be organ
ized in those areas.
It Will Pay Off
UNC-C, however much it will
benefit from its location, will not
be a parasite: King expressed this
opinion when he said, “The locS'
tion of Charlotte College in that
area will add enough wealth to the
state in the next 25 years to sup
He supported this prediction by
citing that “there is a good uni
versity in almost every large met-
ropoMlban area in the country."
Parnassian Interesting, Well Written;
"Tommy" Is Best Contribution
By BETTYE TRAPPS
Under the editprship pf Kearney
Smith, the literary club recently
published in the Parnassian, an in-
The final touches were made on
the Honor Code draft by the Honor
Code Coordinating Committee at
their meeting on Wednesday,
March 10. 1965. The finished pro
UNDER THE HONOR CODE
YOU ARE ON YOUR HONOR NOT
TO CHEAT, LIE, OR STEAL; AND
IF YOU SEE ANOTHER STU
DENT DOING SO, YOU HAVE
THE responsibility, BUT
NOT THE MANDATORY OBLIGA
TION, OF REPORTING THE IN
DIVIDUAL AND THE CIRCUM
STANCES TO THE APPROPRI
ATE STUDENT COUNCIL.
The implementation of the Honor
Code in respect to the types of
verdicts and punishments render-
able by the Student Court, the
rights of an accused student, the
composition an^ trial proce^t^re pf
the Student Court, and the proce
dure for reporting alleged viola
tions shall be provided for in the
Judiciary Act of March, 1965, and
in ARTICLE VII (The Judiciary)
of the Constitution of the Student
The Honor Code shall take effect
at the beginning pf the Fall Sem
ester, 1965, upon ratification hy 3
majority vote of the total yptes
cast in a special referendum.
Committee chairman, Robert An
drews, wall present the proposed
Honor Code to the Student Legisla
tion on March 22. If it is passed hv
the Student Legislatipn, it W‘iU then
be voted on by the stHjJents- If 3
majority pf the students ygte tp
accept the Honor Code in a special
referendum to be held in April
then it will go into effect next fall.
Slides fpfltuFipg twg distant Ipnd^
—South Vietnam and Peru—from
opposite sides of the globe were
shown in the CCUN Social Evening
Saturday, Feb. 27.
The College Union appeared to
be an international society in mic-
rpcosm ^ foreign stqdents study
ing at Queens College, Belmont Ab-
l^ey and other colleges joined those
at Charlotte College.
lyfr. Tpni Hall, an ex-A'P Force
officer currently attending grat^u-
a't eschool at N. C. State, presented
a variety pf slides describing dif
ferent aspects of social life in South
Vietnam. The slides showed the
desparate need pf the people in
that area for economic aid.
Xlrs. Alyord, who served a® a
Peace Porps VolMnteer in Pery,
presented different historical and
impontant scenery in that country.
teresting and well written collec
tion of short stories and poems.
The humorous short story “A
Flight” by Kearney is a perfect
display of the author’s “folksy”
humor and sentiment.
Doris Weddington’s “Tommy" is,
in my opinion, one of the maga
zine’s best contributions. She has
an exceptional command pf words
and a vivid and creative imagina
tion. All of her abilities as a writer
are put forth in "Tommy" which
makes the story an enjoyable and
“The Making of a Diplomat” by
Paul Cline is the hilarious tale of
a drunken fly turned Spanish dip
lomat. Paul describes Peppie the
Fly’s escapades from delinquent
to diplomat in such a way that his
readers will be entertained through
out the story and pleasantly sur
prised with its ending.
The poetical cpntributions to the
Parnassian are the works of Shir
ley Buchanan, Nancy Osborne, and
Roger Grosswald. The lyrics range
from Shirley’s pensive lines in “A
King Without A Crown" and
Nancy’s meditative “Old Man
Weeper” tP Roger’s light heartec}
poems on toothpaste and hair tonic
UNC-C July 1
Continued From Page 1
present branches are crowded and
the Charlotte area population is
rapidly exploding. There was a
great feeling among them to ''re
port the need to the people." They
seemed to think any delay would be
lengthy, tedious, and would im
pede the progress of higher educa
tion. “The question," said Mayor
Brookshire, “is whether we can
and will meet the full educational
needs of our people in an area of
“Can and will we, in the words
of Thomas Wolfe, give to evexy
man ... his shining golden op
portunity ... to become whatever
thing his manhood and his vision
can combine to make him."
On July 1, The University of
North Carolina at Charlotte will
have a better opportunity to do
All students are inyited to the
Circle K coffee hour Wednesday.
March 17, at 11:30 a.m. in Room
206 209 in the College Union.