North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
THE TAR HEEL
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 1953
The Eye Of The Horse
("The horse sees imperfectly, magnifying some things, minimiz
ing others . .. " Hipporotis; circa 500 B.C.)
THE HORSE was sprawled in the shade of a hedge behind Archer
House, observing the ebb and flow of Eds and Co-Eds Drop-Adding.
We joined him quietly.
His eight-ball eyes clicked noisily
when a cute blonde panthered past.
His aged, velvet muzzle quivered when
a lisome red-head undulated up the
Archer House steps. He rolled onto his
back, fanned the air with all four
hooves, and emitted a shrill yeigh
when a Bikini-built brunette came
weaving along. (The Horse mostly
yeighs, rarely neighs.)
Things happened swiftly among
the Drop-Adders: A spinsterish female
slapped the slack jaw of a lounging
athlete; a red-head glared at a Play
maker student who glared right back;
the brunette murmured her telephone
0 f ,
The Tar Heel, published Tuesday and Friday during the first Sum
mer Session and printed by The News Inc.. Hillsboro. N. C. is the of
ficial publication of the Summer School of the University of North
uaroima where it is published by the students.
number to a lad who hadn't asked for it . . ; but noted it down; and a
middle-aged co-ed smiled toothily at a dignified professor of Classics
and went back into Archer to add his course.
We were surprised at The House creating this disturbance, and
him only fresh away from 9 oulj of ten day$ in the hospital.
"Whacha expect, Bud," The Horse nickered, "ten days outa 9? That
was a trick deal, that horspital. Especially that Tattoo Trick. Tsk, tsk,
such horspitality!" "
We wondered what the Tattoo Trick was?
"The first morning, a cute, crispy-looking' lil nurse came dancing
into my stall on the wings of invisible music or so it seemed and
said would I like some pencillin'? I'm quick that way, you know. Pen
cilling, of course, was tattooing, I figgered. It was a thought, and
something for my opposition to look at in horse-races besides my
"It turned out to be Penicillin, not pencillin'," The Horse said sad
ly. "A-la needle; and not in my witherseither. Loud sing cuckoo!
Well, I suppose you saw the omen in the weekend activities, speaking
of such things, and got a bet down on Native Dancer in the Belmont?"
"The Folk Dancing Festival," The Horse said, "in Kenan Stadium.
Native Dancers' Week, catch? Heh hen, that's a horse on you! But
something should be done about these horses on students who come
here for advertised summer-quarter
courses only to be told there
aren't enough students to hold the
class they've come for."
The rule said ten to a class,
"This university," The Horse
chittered, "started in one build
ing with one student and one pro
fessor in one class."
We didn't get the point?
"Nope, the students who cam
from hundreds to thousands of
miles at great expense, and too
late to do anything else about it
at some other school, get the point.
The same way I got the Penicillin,
ouch! We give our word, we ought
to keep it. Or, if our goal is twen
ty students to a cellophane-wrapped
pack, let's say so . . . and in
big print, not in pica-style."
It was easy to criticize.
"Naturally," The Horse agreed.
"That's why I'm doing it. Now, a
lot of folks have proved they will
walk a mile for a certain product
or other, and could be just as well
oif if they don't get it. But when
a trusting and serious student
(See THE HORSE, page 3)
Everyone is going to
to THE PINES for those WONDERFUL STEAK
SUPPERS! "' W V:
ON THE RALEIGH ROAD
GOT TO GO?
SEE CHARLIE JOHNSTON AT THE
HI-WAY SERVICE STATION
AROUND THE CURVE
WE WASH OR LUB $1.00
hi mm j
See More Books The Intimate Bookshop has
the largest stock in the Carolinas, including
texts, intelligent new books, and rare books.
Make New Friends Intellectuals from half a
dozen campuses meet in the famous old Inti
Get a Free Map of the Campus to help you find
your way around-and to help your friends find
jom A 0 Fi
205 E. Franklin St.
Open 'Till 9 P.M.