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THE TAR HEEL
f There wis"1 a ;4eep sadness in J$e- news' df
last week-that 93 cadets ljad ,been kicked
out of Westi Point for cheating. Cheating
at the military academy is little different
than in most of the othet ititutions of the
land although a fundamental weakness is
present wherever the act occurs.
. But at one of the military academies
when a person violates the principles, of
honesty in his work he is gambling not
merely with his future, he is not only cheat
ing himself, as is usually the case, for in
volved to a certain degree is the physical
security of the democracy. He is cheating
directly the American people, the people
- who chose him to be a future strategist and
leader in the wars of the nation. Those 93
at West Point have disgraced themselves,
their academy and their people but ...
In that, they have brought to vivid clarity
the weakening moral fibers of the country
and that hey have, better than all the re
formers could ever do, shown us the major
fallacy of the military system here in Amer
ica, they may have done us a great service.
There are many first-rate , American
youth at the two academies but by-and-large
the cadets are drawn from a political
element often divorced from the basic char
acteristics of leadership A political hack
contributes $500 to a Congressman's cam
paign fund and his son is appointed to one ;
of the academies. That is essentially tne
derivation though there are some who are
selected from the armed forces and some
others who are selected for their ability to
do an end run on the football team. Doc
Blanchard, who couldn't pass the work at
Carolina, is typical of the latter.
The incredible weakness of our mili
tary training system is manifest most every
day. Recently an army ordnance general
was reprimanded and relieved of his com
mand for accepting a hotel suite and liquor
from the contractors with which he was
dealing. He should have been shot at the
firing squad for when men like him because
of liquor and gifts permit contractors to
use inferior material in war supplies they
are not . merely wasting money, they are
costing lives on the battle field. When at
the out-break of the Korean war the Com
munists began bursting our tanks, like egg
shells it was obvious some ordnance gen
eral had passed on tin instead of steel.
Where a nation can find the logic for
basing its military security on the off
springs of a political royalty is beyond the
realm of our understanding. We must have
ou best at the two military schools. We
are not getting them now. It is impossible
to get them by our present selection policy.
Inequity In Dorms
Senator Mundt (Rep. S.D.) is staging a
concerted effort to unite the Republicans
and the Dixiecrats. He proposes the two
get together, adopt a new name, and go off
to battle against the Democrats. f .
This sounds like an excellent idea to us.
We can think of no better way of getting
rid of the Dixiecrats and the Republicans
with one stroke. The Dixiecrats, it seems,
would ruin the GOP in the North, and the
GOP would do likewise to the D'crats here
in the South.
The Republicans are starved ior victory
at the polls the Dixiecrats are starved for
free tideland oil and the American people
are starved for beef steak at the dinner
table. There's no question as to which
element in America is responsible for this
latter. , .
Fr many months the Monogram Club
dining room has been one of the best eating
places in Chapel Hill.: - Under , the manage
ment of Frank West, with the aid of Hal
Sieber, the Club has become an , excellent
place for students who wanted to get a nice
meal. The prices have been a little high
but the food and service; was well worth
the cost. , . ,
But last week the Club was ordered to
raise the prices, and this time, above the
student level. It is now almost impossible
for students to eat there.
. Last week also Hal Sieber left Chapel
Hill. He will spend two weeks in an army
camp and then go to Washington to work.
Hal first arrived on the campus in 1946, he
was away during the next year, but re
turned in '48. While Hal was here he
served as Chairman of NS A, as Speaker of
. the Phi Assembly and he was an active
member of the Student Party.
A while back two University students
found the need for expressing themselves
in a rather juvenile and vulgar manner with
their automobiles down on Raleigh Street
in the quad area. "
With a cheering mob on the sidelines,
the two spun the wheels of their cars with
fast take-offs; slid them with fast stops and
raced up and down the street at excessive
rates of speed.
The traffic situation in this fair city is
a problem. With automobile drivers obey
ing the law it is all a pedestrian can do to
' stay alive but when half-wits such as the
'two students mentioned imagine they are
operating rocket ships it becomes impossible
to keep one's balance. - ,
The two students should not be at a state
university. They should not be anywhere
except behind a plow mule in some corn,
field. c ,
Dear Sir: '
In tfte University of North
Carolina Record, Announcement
of Summer Session at Chapel
Hill, N. C, 1951 on page 31 we
find, and we quote:
Dormitories housing three
persons, to a room, $12.00 per
person; dormitories housing two
persons to a room, $15.00 per
And that is all it says con
cerning room rent for men. It
makes no mention of any excep
tion of any sort. Thus we, the
residents of Battle-Vance-Petti-grew
Dormitory, naturally, un
hesitatingly, and in full faith
expected the. above to apply to
us. But it has turned out other
wise. Now, and only now, as -the
second session bills came
out, we find instead, we who
live with three in a room have
to pay $15.00 in lieu of the $12.00
as stated in the Record. For two
sessions this amounts to a totally
unexpected $'6.00. Why has the
administration gone back on its
word? The answer given us
when we went to the Cashiers
office was that these rooms
previously housed four men and
because the enrollment has
dropped and they were forced
to cut the number of men per
room, the rates are to be those
of two man rooms. This was
not stated in the Record. The
fact still remains that there are
three men in the rooms. Then
the argument is given that
B.V.P. has better facilities. This
is a gross overstatement. Grant
ed, we do haye larger rooms
(with wash basins), but the
rooms of "A," "B," and "C" are
not the same size as those in the
other dorms. Coming back t
the statement concerting the
"marvelous" facilities of B.V.P.
If these facilities are so good,
why, for example, de we have
these horrible, corroded, rusty
metal shower stalls. Not only
are the showers in a deplorable
condition, there are not enough
of them. First of all there are
no showers on the first floor of
any of the three sections. Se
condly, there are no mirrors in
any of the toilets. And thirdly,
the showers are equipped with
the old type one handled fix
tures. Anyone that has ever at
tempted to take a shower in this
type of shower well knows that
he is subject to be scalded. W
shall not discuss this further.
What we would like to know
is why is B.V.P. an exception
to the rule?
We would like to thank the
Tar Heel for the space they hav'
so graciously given us to plead
W. E. Brady, Ji.
. Jimmy Founlai
George B. Rogew
Praasly Millea, Jr.
Walter K. Saundata. Jr.
William A. Maxlawa. Jr.
He Was A Card, But Who Was He?
An Eastern University has
purchased from a bookseller for
a mere $17.50 a vellum-bound,
two-volume set of the Letters
4f Junius. Evidently it was a
bargain. For the set, reports
The New York Herald Tribune,
is "be'd to have been the
author O-rsonal copy."
; If that is so, the book peddlar
is out nearly, $3,000 the esti
mated actual worth of the Let
ters to Junius in his 1772 edi
tion. More fascinating, how
ever, than the bargain counter
triumph is the fact that this
discovery might at long last un
Who was he? Well no one
can prove beyond question who
he was in real life. In any event
"Junius" was a card. He is un
questionably the granddaddy of
the tribe of anonymous letter
writers. He made the 18th
century groan or applaud , with
his masterly invective against
public figures from George III
down to the merest Tory under
ling. A violent Whig, "Junius"
wrote in gall'and blotted with
brimstone. In his relentless pur
suit of the Duke of Grafton and
in his support of the Earl of
Chatham, the letter-writer put
to shame any of the major smear
artists in modern politics. He
would begin with such epithets
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Stuff: Fred Thompson, R. Bruce Melton, Kit Crittemlen.
as "cowardice" and "perfidy"
and work up from there.
The letters of Junius were,
ascribed at various times to as
many as 40 men, among them
Lord Chesterfield; Edmund
Burke, Edward Gibbon, Horace
Walpole, Thomas Paine, Lord
Chatham, the Duke of Portland
and some lesser lights. One lit
erary sleuth even suspected Gen.
Charles Lee, George Washing
ton's renegade lieutenant, since
the attacks on Grafton's admin
istration and the Tories gave
moral support to the American
colonies during the early days
of the Revolution.
Whoever he was, perhaps the
mystery could be solved (1) by
looking for the "author's" sig
nature on the , flyleaf of the
$17.50 bargain or (2) if it isn't,
there, by tracing the volume
back through its previous own
ers. Perhaps it was Sir Philip
Francis, who would never admit
it for the plausible reason that
he wanted a government job in
India. But the truth should out..
"Junius" raised so many Geor
gia snakes that it would be a
pity not to know his true identity.
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