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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1942
THE DAILY TAR HEEL
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For This Issue:
News: HAYDEN CARRUTH
Sports: EARLE HELLEN
Editosial Board: Bucky Harward, Mac Norwood, Henry Moll, Bill
Seem an. 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. Carrie.
Repostebs: Jimmy Wallace, Billy Webb, Larry Dale, Charles Eessler,
Burke Shipley, Elton Edwards, Mike Beam, Walter Klein, Westy
Fenhagen, Gene Smith, Morton Cantor, Bob Levin, Nancy Smith,
Lois Ann Markwardt, Jule Phoenix.
Photogsaphes: Hugh Morton.
Cartoonist: Tom Biebigheiser.
Assistant Photocrapheb: Tyler Nourse.
Sports Editor: Harry Hollingsworth.
Night S poets Editors: Earle Hellen, Mark Garner, Bill Woestendiek.
Sports Repostebs: Ben Snyder, Stud Gleicher, Jean Beeks.
Adyestising Managers: Jack Dube, Bill Stanback, Ditzi Buice.
Durham Representatives: Marvin Rosen, Bob Bettraan.
Local Adyebtising Staff: Jimmy Norris, Buddy Cummings, Richard
.Wiseberg, Charlie Weill, Betty Booker, Bill Collie, Jack Warner,
Stan Legum, Dick Kerner.
Office Staff: Bob Crews, Eleanor Soule, Jeannie Hermann, Bob
Typist: Hilah Ruth Mayer.
Circulation Staff: Hank Hankins, Larry Goldrich, Rachel Dalton.
HATCH ACT REHATCHED . . .
For three months we have devoted column after
column of this page to pleas that, in view of the
war and the necessity for every economy, the cam
pus reduce all non-essential expenditures. For
three months the harangue has continued and no
definite action has been taken. Suddenly yester
day afternoon, from an unexpected quarter came
the first concrete action. The Student Legisla
ture's elections committee drew up a bill which
slashed political spending to the bone.
The campus "Hatch Act," introduced last year
for the first time, had served its purpose of hold
ing finances of the spring fiasco within the bounds
of reason. But the war has changed the slant of
everything most of all, social and political activ
ities. What was reasonable last year a maximum
expenditure of $1100, actual expenditure of $700
now appeared out of the question.
. The committee and even some of the political
bigshots considered the possibility of eliminating
all political expenses, then decided through com
mon sense that campaign literature, as long as
it was kept to a minimum, did serve a stimulative
and informative service to the student body that
not ven the Daily Tar Heel could take oven
There was never any question yesterday after
noon that political expenses should be cut. Main
problem was to find the lowest figure whicli
would at one swoop eliminate surplus literature
and still allow the minimum amount necessary to
stimulate campus interest, leave room for political
k initiative and let the student body know who was
Outcome was a bill which cut former candidate
expenses in half, party expenses by one-third. Re
sults will be concrete and far-reaching. Dormitory
residents will no longer have to wade through
reams of circulars to get to their doors in the
morning. Candidates and parties will have to sup
plant huge quantities of surplus propaganda and
political ballyhoo with ingenuity and personal con
tact. Two to three hundred dollars will be saved.
It would be very gratifying if the junior and
senior class leaders could take their long-postponed
cue. v .
ONLY BEGINNING ...
The news that Carolina's debate with Virginia
last "April had been judged one of the ten best of
last year came as the most recent of several boosts
to the campus squad and council.
Sometime ago the Student Legislature passed
a bill reorganizing the Debate Council and squad
completely and providing for badly needed qualifi
cations for membership. At the Carolina-Penn de
bate, 60 students, the largest attendance at a Caro
lina debate in years, sat in Graham Memorial
lounge to hear the arguments for and against
Aware as we are of past apathy of the student
body toward debating, inefficiency of the council,
its vapid and outmoded non-decision debates, we
can hardly make a turn-about face now even in
the light of latest events to deliver an unquali
fied pat on the back. We do congratulate campus
debaters for their recent accomplishments and,
at the same time, point out that they have only
begun to eradicate a campus prejudice against
their program for which the Debate Council itself
in past years has been largely responsible.
those of us who have gone through the hell of bat
tle come back to rebuild the world, we will know
what the solid basis for permanent peace will be.
We won't be kidded, as Jim Carey told us. We
can't be pulled into this thing to sacrifice our lives
for empty phrases on "our American way of life."
We will have to know the realities. We will know
them in the war, grim and sayage. The message of
the week-end was a challenge to those of us who;
haven't hit the fighting front yet to know the
"why" behind the battle lines in the Philippines,
along the Burma road, and in the European fields.
- Miss Harriet Elliot sounded that realistic note,
when she told us that today we have to add nine
more rights to our old Bill of Rights. These are
the economic rights: tne right of a continually
greater number of people to live continually better
lives. These things must make sense to college stu
dents today ,or the world tomorrow will find our
children fighting another battle to make another
But, we can't be sentimental about this busi
ness. Just "having our hearts in the right place"
is not enough. Too many crimes have been com
mitted in the form of fatal blunders that were'
passed on as "meaning-wells." There can be no
mistakes in the future of thinking that outlaws
and vested powers can be trusted with the reigns
of democratic power. There can be no slips in think
ing that we were prepared and then having Pearl
Harbor fall all about us. The times have proven
themselves far too treacherous to allow for under
estimations and ignorant blunders.
There is a challenge to the young people today
that strikes hard at all of us, because there couldn't
be a stronger nor harder demand: we have to be
tough and practical that means knowing the
facts; we have to have imagination, because it
takes every bit of it when you are winning a war
and trying to build a new world that means con
structive thinking, not pretty day dreams.
There is lots of fuzzy thinking still left in our
hides. Pearl Harbor still produces "black-out balls"
and "air-raid shuffles" as well as a latent air of
complete self-complacency or resignation to the
days when the army will take over our lives.
- Mrs. Roosevelt told us, and we ought to know:
there are many hard fights and struggles ahead
and the fight after the military victory is won will
be the harder to face and to carry through. That's
what the conference this week-end set us to think
ing. That's what we have to devote our civilian
academic lives to doing. There's plenty of trouble
up ahead, and the shootiri' will get thick when we
begin to see what democracy we can salvage out
of amortized industry, Dies committees, rigid re
strictions, and emergency expedient methods.
That's the why behind this battle.
The job is cut out for us: it's up to us to take it
or refuse and completely accept the indictment of
our elders and go down as the irresponsibles who
walked the plank of waxed floors to the tune of
hot jazz, only to drop off into a pit of bitter lime.
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By Hayden Carruth
and Harley Moore
We lounged before the radio
Andspun the lighted dial
Until we found a newscast. So
We listened for a while.
The news announcer's monotone
Came drifting o'er the air,
. But breaking up his steady drone
Was the commercial's blare.
At Kuibyshev (the newsman said)
Ten thousand troops were lost,
The fields were strewn with mapy
Up mounts the battle's cost.
And are you green around the gills?
And do you want longevity?
Use Martyr's Little Liver Pills,
And lead a life of levity.
The Congress passed a bill today,
A slight appropriation
Of twenty billions (that ain't hay)
For army recreation.
Are your finances deep in red?
Or lost in the futurity?
Well loan you dough, and only ask
Your right arm as security.
Freezing weather grips the east,
The toll of dead mounts fast;
The blizzard's said to be at least
As bad as any past.
Don't see your doctor for a cold.
Buy Dick's nose drops instead.
This year six billion jars have sold
To clear the public head.
The labor problem is acute ;
Five million more have struck;
The Brain Trust, thought to be
Is by this question stuck.
And is your head an aching ring?
Tut, tut. That is a shame.
Betrayer's aspirin is the thing,
Just ask for it by name.
And thus the dollars penetrate
Within the deepest tome;
It's pitiful this modern trait
(Send GYRE AND GIMBLE
unearthed . . .
By Stud Gleicher
IN PASSING . . .
NOT ENOUGH TO KNOW . . .
"It's not enough to know what you are fighting
against, but you must also know what you are fight
ing for," said the First Lady of the land last Sat
Speaking as the last speaker of a packed week
end conference, Mrs. Roosevelt provided a fitting
conclusion for. the ISS-CPU post-war planning
meetings.. She sounded the key-note for students
to return to their campuses and study harder than
they ever have before not just study for study's
sake. But study so that in the days to come, when
Saturday at Mrs. Roosevelt's reception a five
year old youngster was introduced to the First
Lady of the laridr When he held her hand a smile
quickly came over his dirty face, and his brown
eyes were about the biggest we've ever seen. How
fine, we thought it would be, if the American peo
ple would awaken to their responsibility like the
young fellow did. He had an opportunity and made
the most of it. Today every American has that
same opportunity ; but when the battle is finished
there will still be some in our midst still living in
a world of their own. Such is the price we must
pay to keep our democracy.
Six hundred clerical employees of FBI are study
ing at Washington colleges and universities in
their off hours.
Every Saturday during the fall, New Haven's
open street cars, otherwise unused, are wheeled
out of the barns to handle Yale football crowds.
Things I Never Knew 'til Now A
bout Fraternities and Sororities:
That some of the larger schools have
over 60 chapters on their campus
that Phi Beta Kappa was once a
social club of five students, it became
strictly honorary in 1826 . . . there
are over 2,500 fraternity chapters . . .
that Kappa Alpha was the first East
ern fraternity, organized in Union
College in 1825 . . . that there are
nearly three quarters of a million
fraternity men in the U. S. . . . that
fraternity real estate is valued at
$53,000,000 . . . that the interf rater
nity council in 1909 had done much to
eliminate opposition to fraternities
. . . that Beta Theta Pi was the first
Western fraternity, organized in
1839 in Miami university . . . that
many fraternities maintain revolving
loan funds . . . that Harvard, Yale,
and Princeton have little or no fra
ternity life . . . that there are about
100 national fraternities. That there,
are 7500 Phi Beta Kappas in the
U. S. . . . that the first f ratenity pub
lication was put out by the Beta in
1872 . . . that the first fraternity was
founded in William and Mary in
1776. That there are 200,000 sorority
girls in the US that the first so
rority was Kappa Alpha Theta at
De Pauw in 1870 . . . that the Na
tional Panhellenic Council owns a
hotel in N. Y. . .. that sororities own
real estate valued at $5,000,000
that sororities are .distinctive to the
U. S. . . . that they have been instru
mental in improving the lot of coeds
in college . . . that there are about
20 national sororities.
among the damned :
With Damtoft '
Once there was a day when the
United States was on the gold stand
ard and the maxim "Silence is Gold
en" was accepted at par value. But
those are days long gone and the
new maxim is "Silence is the lan
guage of fools. This new philosophy
originated in the University Library
soon-after the fall of the gold stand
ard. Yes the library remained a
great treasure house of books, but the
days of its providing a quiet place
t for study went out with ankle-length
skirts. It became a combination of
a Ted Peckham date bureau and a
small town gossip center. The stu
dent who goes there to study is re
garded by his modern classmates as
an out-dated old fogey. Yes, the li
brary has lost all its air of learning.
There you can now get a date any
hour of the day, and a floor show
by the Chapel Hill Educated Dogs is
presented every hour. You can still
obtain'books there, but to digest any
of their content matter, slip in very
quietly, snatch the books dash about
two miles out the Durham road. If
you're lucky, you can then find quiet
and peace. .
"Bleed the suckers for all you can
get out of them!" "Carolina men are
sure-bait for a name band!" These
are a few of the phrases being ap
plied to the recent proposal to cut
Junior-Senior dance expenditures
and devote the saving to one or sev
eral charitable causes. Other reac
tions are expressed by, "Oh hell,
IH probably be in Singapore in an
other six months so why not raise
cane while I can." All these expres
sions are justified in many cases, but
because they are now justified is no .
reason that the cause for their justi
. f ication can not be wiped out.
Relaxation is an essential part of
Civilian Defense in such tense days
as these, but there is absolutely no
reason for the Carolina student to
pay so-called name bands outrageous
prices to gain this relaxation. An
ex-manager recently bragged to me
that he made his fattest commissions
frdm southern universities. Unless
something is done to stop the grounds
for such boasts, it will be useless to
cry against $4000.00 dance budgets.
Suggestion: Send a representative
from the Junior-Senior dance com
mittee to New York and let him deal
with the orchestra direct, and in the
future make an attempt to organize
southern colleges, who use name
bands, to fight against exploitation
by ruthless managers.
Due a lot of credit are the buck
privates in the CVTC. They are do
ing their work faithfully and without
protest which7 bears evidence that
they enlisted because they felt they
would be taught something valuable.
Due a little criticism are the students
who have been appointed to instruct
them, particularly those classed as
non-commissioned officers. They are
getting lax in their study of move
ments, often making more mistakes
than those they are training, and are
paying little or no attention to meet
ings called by the directors of the
keyboard. . .
The other afternoon someone took
a pocket-book containing $22 and
identification cards from a self-help
student's coat in Hill halL Now or
dinary thieving is low enough, but
it seems that our particular genus of
thieves aren't contented with just
this. They insist on robbing self
help students who can barely make
their obligations and finances meet.
Well, sooner or later this wise guy is
going to lift one pocket-book too
many, and then, what better speci
men can we find for an actual candi
date for the Tar and Feather depart
ment of our humor magazine.
We hear that Tiny Hutton has no
worries whatsoever concerning the
draft. The army lads took a look at
Tiny and after considerable figuring
concluded that by the time they got
a uniform built for him, the war
would be over. ,
One of the most interesting char
acters we've met in some time was
a soldier who spent a day at Carolina
on his way to Georgia. He tells the
story about being rejected by the air
corps because of his eyes. Undaunted,
the fellow decided to join the RAF
in Canada, but met with difficulties
in crossing the border. Well, that
night he was picked up by an Ameri
can patrol boat while attempting to
swim the St. Lawrence Rriver.
Maybe you too saw Johnny Eager
flicker at the Carolina last evening
and were particularly impressed with
the inspired performance of Van
Heflin as Eager's friend and stooge.
Anyway, a couple of our local stu
dents felt that Heflin had played a
role worthy of any man's apprecia
tion. Accordingly, after a round of
beers, they put in a call for the gent
at Beverly Hills. Heflin, unfortun
ately couldn't be located, but we still
like to imagine the conversation that
might have taken place. '
it happens here . . .
2:30 Folklore Treasures. Dr.
Ralph S. Boggs of the Romance Lan
guage department. WRAL, WAIR,
2:45 Our American Neighbors.
Dr. J. C. Lyons will interview several
South American students. Same sta
tions. 4:00 Carolina Workshop council
will meet in the Grail room, Graham
5:30 Freshman Friendship coun
cil meets in Mr. Comer's office.
7:30 Sophomore executive com
'mittee meeting, Graham Memorial
10:30 Sophomore dance commit
tee meeting. Graham Memorial.
CVTC to map out training programs.
Working conscientiously, these men
can teach their squads material that
will be invaluable to them in the ser
vice of the country. Working slop
pily and half heartedly, they can
cause them to be the problem children
of many army sergeants.
WHAT TO DO
- BETWEEN THE DANCES
THE CRYSTAL ROOM
Dinners, Beverages, or
A La Carte
Stop In And
Have A Get Together