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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1945
THE TAR HEEL
f i S
OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE PUBLICATIONS UNION
SERVING CIVILIAN AND MILITARY STUDENTS AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
Entered as second class matter at the pest efflee at Chapel HIS, N. C- tinder the act of
Uareh t. 1879.
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MKPRKaKNTKO TO NATIONAL ADVKftTlStNa BY
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20 Madison Ave. New York. N. Y.
CKICMO - BOSTOa - LO AlCCLIS - SAM EKAMCtfCO
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STUDENTS SHOULD GET UP IN THE AIR
America's future is in the air, and Carolina should reaffirm
her position as one of the pation's leading universities by taking
'the lead, in providing students jfitH the ! opportunity to learn
aviation. There is no reason why if shouldn't if the recently
proposed CAA flight program materializes, and it will provid
ing enough students are interested.
The currently planned course of instruction would give the
University's would-be birdmen enough flight training jto make
them eligible for a private pilot's license, and at the same time,
would provide planes under a rental system to qualified pilots
enrolled at the University for building up flying time.
After one day's polling at the "Y" some 126 students had in
dicated their interest in the program. However, this is far (be
low expectations, and if the University is to advance the money
necessary for the purchase of new planes and equipment, then
enough students to justify the effort must signify their desire
to enroll in the program by registering with Mrs. Harrer at
the information booth in the lobby of South building or with
one of the girls at the booth in the "Y." Ground Scjiobl Courses
are also being considered for students desiring them, and a
system whereby academic credit will be given for these courses
is being worked out.
Now that the war is over and things are rapidly returning
to normal, and national interest in "flying for sport" is run
ning higher than ever, it's time for Carolina to move out front
and set the pace for others to follow. With a $750,000 airport
sitting on the front steps of the University that lead is partially
established. All that is required now is the enthusiastic sup
port of the student body.
LAY THAT PAINTBRUSH DOWN
Some time ago a letter was sent to Duke University in which
we agreed to vrge all Carolina etddests to stay off the Duke
campus with paint, if they would ogrco to do the same.
Thursday morning we awoke to' find several U.N.C. campus
landmarks well decorated with Duke paint. Many of us were
very angry and eager for revenge. However, it is only fair to
make it clear that before some of our students visited the Duke
campus and piayed havoc with the same familiar material !
With these things in mind, we should all agree that we are
just about even now, and that there is still time to start the
much needed move to stop the wanton destruction of property
on both campuses. From now until the game, we will all be
doing a great favor for all concerned, if we will adopt a hands
off policy and stick to it. A communication to this effect is be
ing sent to Duke, so it seems that with mutual cooperation, our
respective campuses will remain unblemished by childish, yet
The outcome of the elections is not entirely satisfactory to
any of the three factions; this shows that the campus voted for
the men rather than for the party. We are happy to say that
this election was unusually clean, and was a mark to the credit
of student government.
The University Party came through with a partial victory,
and the United Carolina Party (in terms of predictions at the
time of its formation) didn't seem to have an excess of student
support. Walker, backed by a small group not organized as a
party, made a good showing. The run-off next week between
Vance and Walker will demand much attention; it will be an
interesting study in human nature to see how the factions line
In the election next weeX the student body must choose be
tween two men who have both proved themselves to have strong
more experience in student gov
ernment and has been more intimately connected with student
affairs at Carolina. Walker, in spite of his lack of experience '
in office holding at Carolina, has ability. Next week the student
body will weigh Vance's extensive political career against Wal
kers possibilities. v
w? want to see now is some hard work from the stu
dents we, elected.- 'For too long sudents'have worked harder
during the campaign than affer being elected. This election
showed some indication of the desire of sWents to place men
in office who will work and who' have a good" past record upon
which to stand. ' " - '
Carolina Brand Of Politics
Seen At Election Party
While the entire Carolina stu
dent body anxiously awaited the
returns from this all-important
campus-wide elections, a nucleus of
students gathered in the Graham
Memorial Lounge as guests of the
Tar Heel, to hear first-hand re
ports of the voting. Gradually,
many campus luminaries and dig
nitaries gathered around the lounge
to partake of the food and drink,
and hear the returns.
As the first Y.M.CA. ballots
were counted, politicians started
preparing acceptance speeches.
The med school ballots were next
to come in, showing a definite
trend toward Charlie- Vance's plur
ality. Immediately UCP and Inde-
pendent leaders began huddling
paper figuring mathematical prob
abilities. As the crowd began to swell, we
noticed Dr. Woodhouse of the po
litical science department, calmly
observing the results. Dean Mackie
came in to join in the festivities,
as Martha Rice gleefully anticipat
ed record-breaking crowds in the
Just as WaUace, Hunt, Thomp
son, and Lackey had everything
figured out, a new set of returns
came in to set them all madly fig
And so it went, first one final,
then another came in, until all the
See CAROLINA, page X
W " 1 fVT
Reprinted from the Deceen oi Etqpk
Attention, Student Body
x Last year Duke students damaged Carolina to the extent of many
hundreds of dollars. We must prevent this vandalism this year.
We earnestly request that every student try to learn the name,
address, and description of any person engaged in vandalism and
report these persons to The Tar Heel. We will send these names
to the administration and student government of Duke with the
suggestion that they be dealt with severely. If Duke fails to punish
these vandals, we will resort to the police Durham law enforcement
t might be well to add that the destruction is not one-sided. We
will report to Chancellor House, Dean Mackie, and the Student
Council the names of all Carolina students who engage in vandalism,
but jn the case of Carolina students, we can promise that resort to
the police will not; be necessary.
Please help tis protect our campus and punish those who lack
sportsmanship and respect for law.
THE TAR HEEL
Just Another Opinion
Says Student Government
Here Is At Cross Roads
By Koy Thompson
of the NEWS
By Sara Tillett
The atomic bomb and how it is
to be controlied is, perhaps, the key
to world security. And underlying
all the discussion and planning done
on the subject has been the ques
tion of what steps Russia is in
tending to take.
In a recent address to his nation,
Foreign Commissar Molotov clear
ly stated Russia's attitude. It is ;
impossible, he said, "for a tech
nical secret of any great size to
remain the exclusive possession of
some one country or some narrow
circle of countries ... We will
have atomic energy and many
other things, too."
Molotov's statement has brought
forth resentment in- high places. '
Winston Churchill retorted that if
it were Russia who had the bpne
he did not think Britain or AmerV
ica would be allowed to get the
secret. Perhaps not, but it is this
possessive, eye-for-an-eye attitude
which may split the world into
"spheres of suspicion."
Harold Stassen has proposed
that the United States produce
twenty-five more bombs and turn
them over to the United Nations
Security Council. 'After that, pro
duction of atomic bombs would be
outlawed. There have been other
proposals, not so specific but equal
ly strong. Most of the scientists
involved in developing the bomb
have recommended that it be placed
cinder sonie form of international
control. And a few weeks ago, a
group of eminent Americans de
clared that to cope with the danger
of atomic energy we will need a
much stronger international organ
Esstloa than m now have.
Trcsza, Attlee, and King are .
Meeting sow in Washington to dis
fcsss control of atomic energy. It
is to be hoped that they will not
stop with timid suggestions and
Students Try For
Better or For Verse
Thinking of the Folks Back Home
By E. S. Lyne
Shells whistle over
And others hit close by
A machine gun rattles far away
As smoke-puffs dot the sky.
You glance at your buddy
But he turns his head away,
And then you think that back at home
It's just another day.
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no Suiddiqs 3J3av na $Bqi pjaq Xaq uaq
pQ pus uioj jaquwuraj na puy
snopajd exv saijoraapi
umo anoiC uo 3itnoA. m.ou ng
unj jo aasqs jnovC pnq OAnOiC n3Ai
auioq b didvfi sauii; poo3 aq,i
'puauj-jjiS anoX jo Sui3uiq aj,nojt
-putjq m 3JA. uoi;Bnig
'juiq pun uu3 no vtjpjBAVUi
'qjsau do si ;soi SBq v
Should be moving up 'fore long,
It's about that time, you guess.
You think of the Japs along the beach;
God! But they were a mess.
Take a sip of wateir;
Check your piece with carer
Chamber loaded, clips are full,
Bayonet is bare.
Shellhole, dugout, pillbox,
Foxhole and slit: trench; ,
Give no quarter,' 'ask no quarter,
Fight oh, inch by inch.
A close ; .hit, your-buddy looks,
Yur tairn to glance away;
And still you're thinking, back at home
It's just another, day. '
This is an open letter which I
hope that many will read since I
am writing it to all students here
at Carolina. I'm giving you one
man's opinion on several things
that need to be given your care
ful consideration during the next
few months. I had hoped to call
many of these things to your at
tention through this column. Now
I am leaving Carolina for at least
the remainder of this term, pos
sibly longer. These things, I be
lieve, are very important. Think
Student government here is at a
crossroads. Elsewhere here in Gra
ham Memorial tonight as I write
this the ballots that you cast today
are being counted. The people that
submitted their names for your
consideration are waiting in the
lounge for the latest returns. These
men and women, good and bad, ef
ficient and lazy, industrious and
indolent are going into, office to
represent you or to let you down.
Keep your eyes on them. Make
them know that you are watching.
Remember the promises that they
made as candidates, and make them
fulfill these promises as elected of
ficials. The ruling by South officials on
coeds' eating privileges in frater
nity houses is arbitrary. Action
taken by your student legislature
and coed senate has been ignored.
This would have roused student
leaders of what we like to call the
"good old days" to prompt and
vigorous action. Right now, let's
face it, our leaders are inferior
products of campus politicians like
Roy Thompson. Your leaders aren't
very responsible and mature peo
ple. They fight so weakly for your
rights because they haven't got
guts enough to accept their re
sponsibilities. They would have ac
complished a great deal more in
this frat dining room controversy
if they'd been pushing the House
Privileges Board into action during
the past few months instead of let
ting it coast along doing practical
ly nothing. Men in the Interfrater
nity Council would have done much
more as a group, if they had done
anything to keep their individual
fraternities on the ball during the
past few months.
In other words, if you want stu
dent government, you've got to
work at it.
Another major problem facing
Carolina students is that of fra
ternity houses, liquor and women.
Throughout this state there are
people, including most of your par
ents, who heartily disapprove of
the "Country Club" in Chapel Hill.
They talk about Carolina. Ministers
sometimes preach about the "loose
living" that they believe is a large
part of life here on the Hill. News
paper editors write editorials about
it. Men in the North Carolina Gen
eral Assembly, who vote appro
priations for the support of the
University, listen to these others
and believe them all too often.
And all too often they're right.
If you men want to have coeds
around the house, get the HPB on
the ball. I'm no old man preaching
a sermon. I'm a guy who likes all
the things that are wrong with
fraternities here today, and I know
that we've got to start thinking in
telligently if we're going to keep
the privileges that we now have.
Do a little thinking too about your
student government and its leaders
before the next election. Learn
something about it so that you
won't have that ring put through
your nose again in March. Don't
be suckers. Think a little.
For the benefit of those of you
who will write letters to Bob
pointing out mistakes that Roy
Thompson has made, things that he
has left undone, times that a ring
has been put through his nose,
times that he was a sucker, IH
say now that you're right. I've
written this column about myself.
I know the things that I've done
wrong. I hope that I'm learning.
Somebody's got to learn.
If this column hurts someone's
feelings, I regret that I have con
sidered it necessary to write it. I
don't want to step on your toes. I
don't want to tear things down. I
see very little of the once great
Carolina that is left standing to be
torn down. I'd like to help build it
up again to a liberal Carolina. I'd
like to see men kicked out of here
for cheating on examinations. That
would be a sign that the Honor
Council was working. I'd like to
see fraternities fined for violating
rules governing them.
Last of all, and most important,
I'd like to see my favorite college
president, Dr. Frank, get back in
touch with the men and women of
Carolina. Those men and women
need Him. I believe , that he needs
you now and then too.
Report from Dean of Men
An Appeal To Reason
By Dean E. L. Mackie
It was regrettable to see Thursday morning evidence of moronic action
on our campus, such as smearing paint on Memorial Hall and the Bell
Tower. It is regrettable when this sort of conduct originates in a neigh
boring institution, since it causes damage to our property and entails ut
terly unnecessary expenditures of meagre maintenance funds that are
sorely needed for other purposes. It is even more regrettable when some
of our own students forget that they are Carolina men and stoop so low
as to perform similar moronic deeds upon a neighboring institution We
like to think that our students are above deeds of vandalism, and as a
matter of fact we know that the great majority of them are.
Of course, there is a temptation to get even when a low sub-freshman
on one. campus starts this kind of foolishness, but real University men will
not sully our Carolina tradition by stooping to the same level by retaliating
and thus provoking-further and more devastating damages. Let's be good
sportsmen and do our yery best to win athletic contests fairly, but let every
Carolina student exercise his or her utmost, power to prevent any
misguided, immature students who may be here from bringing shame
upon our University.