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THE TAR HEEL
UNIVERSITY OF JOrtTH CAItOLINA?
HOARD OF EDI i Oil
O. .V. IIvmax,
L. A. Brown
. - F.ditor-in-Oiiof
a aaxtttM nt Editor-in-Chief
J. AY. jl.ahi.ky Jk.
I j. N. Taylor
N. S. I'ljUMMEIl
I. 11. IIl'liJIE
F. V. Uarkkr
- - - Business Manager
Assistant Business Manager
Published twice a wwk byltlu- l-Heneral'Ath-rtic
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Sinulh CcriKS 5 Crnts
called for ou this question let every
mau ask himself: "Will seniority get
out a good newspaper?" And when
any man shall rise in favo of the
amendment let him remember: A
man's ability publishes a newspaper,
not his title. Shall a good ball player
be kett off the team because he is a not
senior? Shall a good editor be kept out
of the editorship oj the Jar Heel be
cause he is not a senior? Answer these
two questions before you pass that
THE EDITORSHIP OF THE TAR
HEEL IS NO HONORARY DE
GREE TO BE ANNUALLY CON
FERRED UPON SOME MEMBER
OF THE SENIOR CLASS. IT IS
A RESPONSIBLE POSITION TO
BE FILLED BY THE ABLEST
MAN IN COLLEGE.
What Virtue is there in a senior's
being an editor of the Tar Heel? A
senior has been in college three years.
He is, if he has beeu ordinarily obser
vant, thoroughly conversant with col
lege affairs the customs and the spir
it of the institution. He is a man
that has seen some experience and
who has become mature in his judg
ment. All these things go to make
up the best newspaper editor. The
man who possesses these qualities will
make the best man for the place. 1 he
place should go to him.
But the query comes up at once, are
these qualities the peculiar possession
of the senior class? May not any man,
who has been in college three years,
be as fitted for the editorship of the
Tar Heel as a senior? Why has not a
man who has been in college four
years a better chance of becoming a
more efficient editor?
If a man has spent three years of
self-development in becoming a candi
date for the editorship of the paper
shall he be declared ineligible because
he has spent one more year in becoming
better fitted for his task? A man's
seniority has nothing whatever to do
with his ability to edit a newspaper.
The selection of an editor "must be
based wholly on the editing ability of
Our experience this year shows clear
ly that no restrictions should be made
in the selection of either editor or as
sistant editor. We have selected as as
sistant a senior. We have done this be
cause this man is by long odds the
best man in college for the position.
He has already proven his ability and
that man in the faculty who knows
most about the journalistic ability of
the students has declared that Mr.
Brown, above all others, is the man for
the place. Indeed, has he not every
qualification a senior could possess?
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Another amendment that has been
offered by the constitutional committee
requires that the assistant editor and
the assistant manager of the 1 ar Heel
be elected by the athletic association.
While this can have no power over the
present administration, yet we are
deeply interested in it for the sake ot
the paper. We believe that to grant this
power to the general association will
be, a ser ious menace to the future of
the Tar Heel.
As we have pointed out in a pre
vious issue of this paper, the editor-
in-chief of the Tar Heel spends one
whole year pondering over who shall
be his assistant next year. Certainly
the editor is a little above che average
student in his powers of observation.
Still it is proposed that the general
athletic association can, by turning
their attentiou to the problem fifteen
minutes, make a wiser selection
fo r assistant editor than the editor-in-chief
can after he has considered the
question carefully for twelve months.
The foundation upon which this
proposed amendment rests, we think,
is the belief that the editor-in-chief
possesses too much power. There can
be no compromise in this matter. The
power to choose the assistant must be
wholly in the hands of the editor-in-chief,
or wholly in the hands of the
athletic association. Then it is-not a
question of whether the former has
too much power, but of whether this
power should be in his hands .or in the
hands of the latter.
Power should always be placed in
the hands of that man most capable ot
wielding it for the common good of all
concerned. The man who can best
wield the power of choosing the assis
tant editor of the Tar Heel is the man
who knows best what qualities are
necessary to make a man a successful
editor. But a man must not only know
this, he must also have spent a good
deal of time in looking over the avail
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r..u .... u,. 4.' AiA, m.iro than fm his ability not
him but groundless MNijr un iuc j'ait uwaii. -
of the students to deprive this man of
his position. :
Editorial ability is the only sound
basis on which to make the choice of
-in editor. Class distinction is only
superficial and is not at all indicative
able material in college. , The editor-in-chief,
of course, knows more about
what requirements an editor must
meet, than any other man in college.
As a matter of. fact there are not more
than twenty-five or thirty men in col
lege who have even a fairly adequate
notion of the duties of the editor of a
newspaper. The editor-in-chief has
spent a whole year in considering who
will make the best assistant editor. On
the other hand the general athletic
association will not spend more than
two or three days, at best, in such con
sideration. Then if the editor-in-chief
has a better knowledge of the
necessary acquirements of the assis
tant and has spent so much more time
in considering the question of choos-
inir'hitn, why is he not the httest
man to do the choosing? There is the
very grave danger that the choice of
the general athletic association win
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would not know which man was the
The power to choose the assistant;
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