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THE TAK HEEL.
Friday, July 6, 1951
A Bouquet Is In Order For Lee Skinner
Lest we be accused that all we do is dis- month was the awarding on June 21 by Har
agree and never agree we hasten to throw vard of an LLD degree to our President. Con
bouquets instead of brickbats, gratulations, Mr. Gray.
One bouquet long overdue should go to the geven bouquets g0 to seven men whose
man who has made Lenoir Hall the most time and interest have been paramount in the
acceptable eating place In Chapel Hill. Mr. success of the newly inaugurated Student
Lee Skinner, the manager of the dining hall, classes, part of the freshmen orienta-
has done a superb job both with prices and tion program The class program, which
food at this, a difficult time. t came to a ciose this week is expected to be
There is no place in the University com- pnrit11Pfl dinW the fall when, as Dlans now
munity which can equal Lenoir with regard gtand clasges wiU be conciucted for the first
The official student newspaper of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill where it is published by the Summer School every Tuesday and
and Thursday. Printing is done by Colonial Press. Inc.. Chapel Hill. N. C.
Associate News Editors..
...Mary Nell Boddib
jbil c adieu
to prices few, even of the more expensive
eating estaousnineuis, tan vuiuyckc m""-"
ty of food served. This didn't just happen
for, unlike some places, no improvement just
happens around here. Someone has to be
come concerned, and true, it doesn't happen
often, but once now and then a Lee Skinner
comes along and takes an interest, finds
out the ills and does something about them.
Most any day Mr. Skinner can be found
standing at the end of one of the long Lenoir
lines taking the gripes Of the students. This
has been his practice for some time and we
are sure gripes aren't so frequent as they
have been. Perhaps some others in Chapel
Hill could well profit by Mr. Skinners un-
questionable success, uongraiuiauons, use.
Almost unnoticed by the local press last oughly appreciated.
six weeks of the quarter and will meet twice
a week. The seven instructors this summer
are Dr. E. J. Woodhouse of Political Science,
Dr. Arnold Nash of the Department of Reli
gion. Chancellor Robert B. House, Dean Fred
Weaver, Roy Armstrong and Charles C. Ber
nard, of the administration, and Dr. Albert
Suskin of the Classics Department.
Congratulations are also in order to athletic
officials who recently cleared up a point by
announcing to a student, who was inquiring
about better seats in our stadium next fall,
that student fees "pay for locker space and
such" and that the Athletic Association mere
ly "gives" students their seats in Kenan Sta
dium. This magnificient generosity is thor-
A nJittnint Ctvwrs lP4fvr
Staff: Bob Cunningham, Sara Thurston, Bill Grimes. Fred Thompson.
Kit unttenaen. .
South' s Disease Lingers
In Watermellon Publicity
Teacher Merit Report Should Be Released
Where is the Teacher Merit Report and ary educational system in North Carolina is
why hasn't it been made public? the reason.
Had the report been completed on schedule It is also our opinion that the State Board
it would have been submitted to the General of Education is opposed to the merit system
Assembly this past winter, but since it was or else feels that the establishment of such a
late, it went, instead, to the State Department system in this state is impossible. We base
of Education. This was several weeks ago. our conclusions here, and legitimately so, we
Y , j u t feel, on the years of inertia and inactivity of
The merit report was formulated by Dr. fh h A wHK rpfTarHc ffl up mprit svst.PTn.
William A. McCall after months of mvestiga- TW Wo i Aio . tw-.rt ; bunch of w1
4 oY.tTa tiio tvinnw fnr ti rpnort J , . , . ,t b . setting together to consume wa
vwu auv BUijr " .v ......v., . ter wnicn is one oi tne more important :..,. ' i11C!t fnr thp, iov of
rc onnrnnr intm. hv the General Assembly i.i TVTi.i. n ii xj termeisons just lor tne joy oi
" rrvr y " urunueins in iNurui vaiuima euutauun luuay. n?
be for some to understand, this document is The merit system is opposed by many of
the property of the people of this state and the teachers because the fear, and with some
the merits of this merit report should be sub- validity, that it will falter into sordid politics,
ject to the interpretations of the people. Any This problem, we feel, could be alleviated by
attempt to suppress the report should not be the establishment of a directing board com-
fnr it must stand or fall on its con- nosed of the teachers themselves. Anv other
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objection to the merit system on the part of
the teachers could arise only from a selfish
realization of their own intellectual starvation.
By Fred Thompson
Prejudice of the "we are bet
ter than you" variety has a ha
bit of releasing itself through
indirection. Some of the pub
licity announcing the Third An
nual Watermelon Festival is a
case in point. Pink posters pro
claim: FRIDAY 13th DOESN'T
MEAN BAD LUCK 'CAUSE
IT'S WATERMELON DAY IN
CHAPEL HILL. Time, place
and events are also listed
which is understandable. How
ever, in the upper left hand cor
ner of each poster, there appears
a caricature of a Negro child
depicted smacking his lips be
fore digging into a slice of wa
termelon which seems to merge
with his over-expanded mouth.
For what logical reason should
a watermelon festival which
will be attended overwhelming
ly by good God-fearing whites
be linked up with the Negro
folk? By implication, does the
caricature make the festival a
"slumming" party? And tell
me what is wrong with a
bunch of middle class whites
I've , been wondering here re
cently about summer activities.
Whuts happened. Things were
better last year. Things were
better the year before and the
year before that. I ain't had no
chance to meet no yung lady and
no yung lady ain't had the break
of meetin me. Why ain't there
been no open houses and such
stuff as that? Why ain't the
people who should be got on the
ball and got some stuff rolling.
Thurs only two weaks left.
Whuts wrong with yer circu
lation man ... I ain't been git
ten me paper regular like. If 'ens
all the same to you I wish ye
wouldn't print me name.
(Name withheld upon request)
But A Wesiern Journal
tents and not on what a few individuals
might happen to think.
It is our opinion that the report, in all pro
bability, did recommend the use of the teach
er merit system in this state for it would be
difficult, we feel, for any one to make an ex
haustive study of the situation, as Dr. McCall
did, and come forth with honest conclusions
The State Board of Education is obligated
to release the report to the people for inter
pretation and possible action,. This should be
to the contrary. The sad plight of the second- done as hastily as possible
Fresh and Neat
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According to the poster, we
(Chapel Hill being the "Capital
of the Southern Mind ) no long
er need to be superstitious.
what about prejudice and dis
.. The Hicrh Callina
a sign that the bouths disease . t .i...
lingers on. Prejudice and dis
crimination against the Negro
still sap the strength which
could increase the over-all CARLO LEVI
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