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Editorial Board: Bucky Harward, Mac Norwood, Henry Moll, Bill
Seeman, Bill Peete, W. T. Martin, Billy Pearson.
Columnists: Marion Lippincott, Walter Damtoft, Harley Moore, Elsie
Lyon, Herman Lawson, Brad McEwen, Tom Hammond.
News Editors: Bob Hoke, Paul Komisaruk, Ernie Frankel, Hayden
Assistant News: A. D. Currie.
Reporters: Jimmy Wallace, Billy Webb, Larry Dale, Charles Kes&Ier,
Burke Shipley, Elton Edwards, Mike Beam, Walter Klein, Westy
Fenhagen, Gene Smith, Morton Cantor, Bob Levin, Nancy Smith,
Lois Ann Markwardt, Jule Phoenix.
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THE SUNbAY LETTER...
In Which We Point Out
All That Money Can Buy
Nothing has been done about the Tar Heel's
proposal that the Junior and Senior class bud
gets be revamped. We have stated several times
now that the expenditure of 4,000.00 on the
Junior-Senior Dances is at this time wasteful,
foolish, and inadvisable in light of National De
fense. And we have asked that the 4,000.00
(combined appropriation from the two budgets
for the Junior-Senior week-end) be reduced to
1,500.00 and that the balance of 2,500.00 be
devoted to some worthwhile cause.
There are many reasons for this suggestion,
all of them quite obvious. One does not need to
be a "social reformer" to see them; moreover,
the Junior and Senior class heads have admitted
the reasonableness of our suggestions. But they
protest that the 4,000.00 was assessed from the
Juniors and Seniors for the dance week-end and
that it would be a breach of faith to cut the
4,000.00. We insist, however, that the real
breach of faith occurs when 4,000.00 is spent
on a college dance while millions of other Ameri
cans are sacrificing money, time, and their lives .
for the war effort of this country. This war is a.
The most significant fact is that the week-end '
expenditure does not stop at 4,000.00, because
that much more will be spent by Juniors and Sen
iors who will have dates to entertain, clothes to
be cleaned, and food and refreshments to buy.
Hence, we may say that the week-end activities
will amount to 10,000.00 or more. We want the
Junior-Senior week-end to be a BIG week-end, but
we believe that it can be done for much less mon
ey. The expense of the week-end will have little
to do with the spirit of it.
Another objection to the cut which we have
proposed is that there does not seem to be any
thing to do with the money left over. But let us
take a look:
(1) One and probably two Red Cross nurses
could be maintained for a year on $2,500.00, eith
er in this country or abroad. And the Red Cross
is desperately asking for contributions.
(2) Five or six boys and girls stricken with
Infantile' Paralysis could be sent to Warm
Springs for treatment. It might mean that they
could walk again.
(3) The USO and other service organizations
would be glad to have every cent contributed for
the recreation of soldiers, sailors, and marines.
(4) The government is urging nil citizens to
buy Defense Savings Stamps ana Bonds. This
is one of the best possible investments and helps
put the common cause,
(5) These bonds could be presented to some
organization or agency on the campus for im
provements. At maturity they would yield much
more than an outright contribution. ,
(6) The bonds could be presented to the Uni
versity administration for scholarships and loan
funds. They could be given to the University li
brary for the buying of books and for lighting
improvements, to the dormitories for social room
funds, to the Music department for records and
better record playing facilities, to the Art de
partment for art exhibits. This campus needy list
We urge the Junior and Senior Budget Com
mittees and Class" Heads either to present new
budgets with a combined amount of 1,500.00
for, Junior-Seniors, or to make a poll of all Jun
iors and Seniors to sound out their opinion on
this matter. We believe that most Juniors and
Seniors feel that 4,000.00 is too much to spend
on one dance week-end and that the Junior and
Senior class heads are mistaken jn supposing
that they would object to our suggested cut. We
would like to see Sam Gambill and Bill McKinnon
begin to do something definite about this matter.
- Stuart Cramer, representative of the National
Association of Manufacturers, said yesterday at
a CPU-ISS Conference that every person in
America must cut out all expenditures which are
not spent for necessities or for the prosecution of
the war effort. We warmly second Mr. Cramer's
statement, and we think that unless the Juniors
and Seniors and the Junior and Senior class heads
wake up to this fact and cut down their budgets
that they will be committing a breach of faith
and an act of disloyalty. If the issue is faced
squarely, there is no doubt as to what should be
done about the Junior-Senior Dance week-end.
OFF HAND . . .
- . By Tom Hammond
THE FRUITS OF PREJUDICE
Gene Talmadge, that funny old devil down in
Georgia, has got a lot of publicity for himself and
jthe Peach State by his liell-raising with the Geor
gia university system. Old Gene figured things
were getting mighty dull down his way, so he
gave his red galluses a snap, bit off a big chaw of
tobacco, and fired a few "nigger-loving" teach
ers. The state colleges were kicked off the ac
credited lists, Gene got his pictures in v all the
papers, and everybody had something to talk
about. Some excitement.
Intelligent people all over the South shook
their heads, ashamed that one of our states
should have a governor who holds narrow preju
dices against the Negro race. The Talmadge fi
asco has more significance, however, than the
fact that Southern politicians are queer critters.
Governor Talmadge raised the race issue not
because of any personal hatred for the Negro
race, but because it is good Southern politics to
do so. The lamentable fact is not just that a
Southern governor persecutes the Negro race,
but the fact that he can win the political sup
port from his Southern colleagues by doing so.
Talmadge proves once more that the masses of
Southern people are guilty of race hatred, and
that this race hatred can result in dire political
As long as poor Southern whites believe above
all else in keeping the Negro underfoot, Talmadge
and other demagogues can get away with any
kind of tyranny if they do it in the name of white
supremacy. Talmadge launched his attack on the
assumption of Southern ignorance and prejudice,
with the knowledge that by shouting loudly
enough the slogan of white supremacy he could
dictate, destroy and punish at will. Hitler used
the same techniques with Jews as his victims.
Determination to keep the Negro in his place
has helped to keep the South in its place at the
bottom. The race complex growing put of the
Civil War and Reconstruction explains the fact
that the South is still largely a colonial possession
of the nation, disregarded except for purposes of
exploitation. Our votes are already signed, sealed
and delivered to the Democratic Party. In order
to disfranchise the Negro we have had to dis
The situation in Georgia proved that political
sanity and educational freedom are constantly in
danger from the interracial fallacies and phobias
in the minds of Southern people. The best de
fense against such a threat is sound educational
effort to replace these mistaken attitudes with
factual, fair-minded opinion. If the South is to
cast out its demagogues and take its political
place in the nation, if educational freedom is to
be a reality, if we are to have at home the de
mocracy that we f iffht for abroad, race preju
dice and race injustice must be kicked out along
with Talmadge and the rest of his kind. --.
By Paul Komisaruk
And Ernie Frankel
A few weeks ago the Durham
Sun printed a retraction of an
article whkh had innocently given
away the secret of a three-way deal
between the Army, private industry
and Chapel Hill's sleepy neighbor,
The first story, bearing a ribbon
streamer, disclosed plans for a mu
nitions plant to be set-up in Carrboro
by a national concern and financed
by the War department. At the time
of publication it is almost certain that
some such plans were being formu
lated. Residents of the town, anticipating
a prosperity boom, immediately jack
ed prices on their homes, and all real
estate surrounding the old Carrboro
mills. A munitions plant there would
have meant jobs for at least 150 na
tive residents, a high wage scale,
railroad activities, and the almost
certain possibility of expansion.
The War department is known to
have favored such an arrangement
because of the available supply of
cheap and intelligent labor. Company
representatives, sent to investigate,
found in order to comply with saf
ty regulations no inhabited dwelling
could be within 1000 yards of the
plant. Consequently, homes in the
vicinity, previously valued at $500,
jumped to unheard of prices prices
which would make the cost prohibi
tive. The Durham Sun told of 'a muni
tions plant in Carrboro.
The War department turned down
the plans. Reason : "Too close to the
coast of North Carolina." The Sun
retraction followed this announce
ment. A town in Pennsylvania, in
relatively the same position of danger
spots that Carrboro is, received the
Under the right of emminent do
main, the War department could have
bought the land at a price set by the
courts, and could have then built and
operated the plant. However, in
choosing to deal with private indus
try, the home owners were free to
set their own price on their property
without interference from the courts.
The skyrocketed prices discouraged
the concern, and they took their plans
The plan, however, is not dead.
In the next few days, news from
Carrboro is expected to reveal that
new negotiations are underway for
a munitions plant of some sort this
time with a different governmental
department. , '
It is expected, that should these
plans materialize Carrboro residents ...
will see the value of adopting a long
range view in regard to war industry.
Over a longer period of time, Carr
boro will feel a definite surge of pros
perity, if the plants are established.
The University's attitude has been
one of reserve and caution, and no
off icial reaction, positive or negative, . .
has come from South building.
keyboard . . .
By Walter Klein
LAW PROFESSION GETS
STREAMLINED : Relatives of Wil
liam Ackland are bringing suit a
gainst Ackland's will executors. Get
this : the brief of the main suit starts
off thus "COMES NOW with the
case of. ..." Come now, your Honor.
... In IRC's faculty round table for
um Wednesday night, Dean House
asked Dean Bradshaw if he could
smoke. Bradshaw made this come
back: "Where there's fire there
should be smoke." . . . Edna O'Hair
asked Ardis Kipp for a five letter
word for something that "swings
back and forth, not a pendulum."
Kipp says how about "Metronome?"
"That's too big," retorts O'Hair.
"Well, there are little metronomes,
aren't there?" Oh, hunger.
WARNING: The six-foot, auburn
haired student who unlocked another
student's Manly dorm room the other
night and was caught in the act of
attempted, theft had better leave
Chapel Hill quickly because he will be
nabbed next time the Manly student
sees him. Chapel Hill police also have
a complete description of him.
Sir Henry Moll is preparing for an
all-out showdown in the mag combi
nation situation. And he has even
more than two aces and a laugh up
his sleeve. ... In last year's summer
session the University allowed no un
excused cuts from any classes. We
hope there'll be some changes made in
the new summer catalog if Carolina
wants a big summer session this
By Brad McCuen
Somewhere on this campus sits a
thief who has just had the Curse of
Roweka passed upon him. He has,
at the most, two years yet to live on
this earth. The curse was first start
ed by the Indians of the Mohawk tribe
who used it to cause misfortune to
come to an unknown thief.; Within
, a two-year period the curse will bring
death, in a very unpleasant manner,
to the victim. One history book says
that the curse has never failed yet.
This time the curse is placed upon
the grand guy who robbed Nick Cru
der of his 36 in the locker room of
the gym this Thursday. Nick, who
plays for Freddy Johnson, is working
his way through school. The fellow
who took the money has only two
years yet to live with a horrible death
to climax it with. Darned clever,
When we started writing this col
umn we made up our minds that we
would not make anyone mad, as do
some of the other columns. But we
went and done it anyway! We called
the Sound and Fury's production a
miscarriage in last Tuesday's column;
We did not mean this in any degradi
tory manner because we are sure that
9 months of good solid work have
gone into "Bagdad Daddy."
" HOT- NOTES: "Blues in the
Night" has 9 different recorded ver
sions on the market. Artie Shaw
first put it on wax in late September
and Jimmy Lunceford, Benny Good
man, Judy Garland, Woody Herman,
Harry James, Cab Calloway, Charlie
Barnet, and Dinah Shore followed.
It took the tune four months to catch
on. . . . "Remember Pearl Harbor"
by Sammy Kaye was the largest sell
ing record the country over last week.
. . . Glenn Miller was appointed Hon
orary Mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn.
in connection with the Choo-Choo hit.
. . . Cab Calloway rides the radio
Bandwagon tonight at 7:30. ... Tom
my Dorsey's new movie had its title
changed from "I'll Take Manila" to
"Ship Ahoy." . . . Alvino Key and
the King Sisters are featured in
RKO's "Sing Your Worries Away"
which will hit local screens in late
February. . . . Dean Hudson, well
known maestro in these parts, leaves
his band at the end of next week for
Fort McClellan where he will be Sec
ond Lieutenant Brown. His band
will continue with one of the present
members fronting it. . . . Will Brad
ley and his drummer, Ray McKinley,
will split up their band. The group
that plays here will be scrapped. Both
will organize new bands. t
RECORD OF THE WEEK: Glenn
Miller's "President's Birthday Ball"
leads this week over a rather dull
bunch of new releases. This opus
has a nice lift, good rhythm, and a ;
competent vocal by the Modernairs.
The proceeds from the sale of this
record go to the March of Dimes com
mittee which is a darn good cause.
entertainment . . .
TODAY: (C) Johnny Eager; Robert
Taylor, Lana Turner. 1 :0O,
' 3:03, 5:06, 9:00. (P) 12:45, 2:34,
MONDAY: (C) Johnny Eager.
(P) Blondie Goes to College.
TUESDAY: (C) Sullivan's Travels;
Veronica Lake, Joel McCrea.
(P) Strange Cargo.
TUESDAY: Basketball Freshmen
vs. Hanes HS 7:00. Varsity vs.
3:00 UNC Round Table (WRAL,
Post-War Forum ( WOR)
v Sherlock Holmes (WPTF)
2:30 W. T. Couch: Consequences of
Nazi Victory (WDNC, WBIG)
2:45 News of Week at Carolina
10:00 Bob Hope (WPTF)
MONDAY to FRIDAY: Free danc
ing and bridge contests in Air
Raid Cellar in Graham Memorial
Grill annex, 8:30-10:30.
Violin, 'cello, piano con
cert. Main lounge, Graham Me
TUESDAY: Philosophy, lecture-forum;
Nationalism; Dr. M. B. Gar
rett. 8:00, Gerrard hall.
Modern Architecture and
Interiors exhibition. Free, Person
hall, 10:00 AM.
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