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For This Issue:
News: HAYDEN CARRUTH
Sports: EARLE HELLEN
CAROLINA PUBLICATIONS UNION
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
Acting Circulation Manager
Editorial. Board: Bucky Harward. Mac Norwood, Henry Moll, Bill
See man, Bill Peete, W. T. Martin, Billy Pearson-
Columnists: Marion Lippincott, Walter Damtoft, Harley Moore, Elsie
Lyon, Herman Lawson, Brad McCuen, Tom Hammond.
News Editors: 'Bob Hoke, Paul Komisaruk, Ernie Frankel, Hayden
Assistant News: A. D. Currie.
Reporters: Jimmy Wallace, Billy Webb, Larry Dale, Charles Kessler,
Burke Shipley, Elton Edwards, Mike Beam, Walter Klein, Westy
Fenhagen, Gene Smith, Morton Cantor, Bob Levin, Nancy Smith,
J ule Phoenix.
Photographer: Hugh Morton.
Assistant Photographer: Tyler Nourse.
Sports Editor: Harry Hollingsworth.
Night Sports Editors: Earle Hellen, Mark Garner, Bill Woestendiek.
Sports Reporters: Ben Snyder, Stud Gleicher, Charles E. Johnson, Jr.,
Advertising Managers: Jack Dube, Bill Stanback, Ditzi Buice.
Durham Representatives : Marvin Rosen, Bob Bettman.
Local Advertising Staff: Jimmy Norris, Buddy Cummings, Richard
Wiseberg, Charlie Weill, Betty Booker, Bill Collie, Jack Warner,
Stan Legum, DickKerner.
Offices Staff: Bob Crews, Eleanor Soule, Jeannie Hermann, Bob
Typist: Hilah Ruth Mayer.
Circulation Staff: Hank Hankins, Larry Goldrich, Rachel Dalton.'
DOUBlt PARKIN Sr ON BENCHES
MEANS PLENTY OF NECKING-,
OOUBLe PARKINS- IN STREETS
MEANS PL-ENTV OF WRECKING.
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CLOSING THE BREACH ...
Ever since Carolina student government . out
grew the Di and Phi societies, a steadily widen
ing breach has separated the campus and the stui
dent administration which is supposed to repre
' sent it. Logical stop-gap would be a plan for ade
quately informing the student body on a current
issue, then accurately ascertaining its opinion in
a speedy poll. As yet, no such plan has been pro
duced. The fellow down in the lower quadrangle does
n't give one hoot what the Legislature or PU
Board is doing. Even if he does, he usually settles
back to do nothing more than gripe without
knowing all the pertinent facts. Student govern
ment representatives with the exception of a
few never attempt to inform or discuss with
their constituents any current issue, consider
campus opinion too slow and prejudicial to con
sider. Result is that the student administration pro
ceeds to make its decision which usually is
right. Drawback is that the rest of the campus,
because it doesn't understand or hear all the
facts involved, loses more and more interest in
what goes on and becomes too inert to the co
operation essential to a coordinated campus.
Coming of the war has increased the number
of issues vitally affecting the student body. Com
bination of the magazines, and drastic reduction
of all social expenditures are only two of many
which will confront the campus before the end
of the school year. In addition, the University
administration and faculty will be taking action
on other matters greatly affecting the student
body, and could utilize an accurate indication of
intelligent student reaction.
There have been some unsuccessful attempts
to fill in the breach. The Campus Organization
plan, passed by the Legislature over a year ago,
would have included the whole campus in a vast
hierarchical structure which was never even built
because of its impracticability. Daily Tar Heel
polls conducted last year on campus issues could
at best strike only a scant cross-section of the
student body. CPU polls, which might be convert-,
ed to campus issues, would be inadequate because
the campus would vote without being first ade
quately informed on the issues concerned.
Possible solution to the problem would be for
the Student Legislature and- its representatives
to assume full responsibility for deciding all cam
pus issues under its power to legislature for the
whole student body, and to provide the faculty
with resolutions on matters which fell out of the
assembly's jurisdiction. Advantages would be
fuller and more cogent discussion among some 50
representatives than among 4,000 students.
Drawback would be the same old breach.
The Daily Tar Heel requests that the Student
Legislature search immediately and swiftly for
some plan which would allow the speedy and ac
curate expression of informed campus opinion. If
all conceivable plans are too unwieldy or slow
for the speedy action necessary to a wartime
campus, the Legislature itself should assume the
WHY NOT, PROFS?...
Carolina students could well follow the war
economy paper saving movement that students
at the University of Cincinnati have recently
The plan is to ask professors to accept themes
written on both sides of the paper a breach of.
academic form heretofore considered absolutely
unacceptable in best classroom circles.
Backing up their request are these facts as to
sales of theme paper in Cincinnati campus book
stores: During the three-month period ending
December 31, the university's 10,750 students
bought 200,000 sheets of theme paper, valued at
Apply these figures to the approximately
BILLIONS FOR DEFENSE . . .
(This was written when fifty-nine million dollars had
been appropriated for national defense. We didn't
realize the importance of the amount nor how much it
really was until we read an editorial by B. C. Forbes
which appeared recently in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
It is reprinted here.)
"The US Government plans to spend $59,027,
992,300 in 12 months. That is the total in Presi
dent Roosevelt's budget for the year beginning
first of next July.
You could read 'that figure over and over 20
times without beginning to grasp even faintly
what such a sum means. Let me attempt to bring
it within human comprehension.
The $59,000,000,000 means:
- Every time you take a breath during the year,
pop will go $7,016. Measured by time, the plan
ned spending works out: $1,705 every second;
$112,252 every minute; $6,735,252 every hour;
$161,642,880 every day; $1,113,500,160 every
Some other illustrations:
The astronomical sum is equivalent to $450 for
each one of America's 131,000,000 men, women,
and children. It would take more than five times
all the money today in circulation in the United.
States to meet this, one-year's bill.
We have been draining gold from the rest of
the world for years until we own four-fifths of
all the known gold on earth. Yet, if every ounce
and dollar of it were paid out to meet this Na
tion's expenditures, it would all be gone in less
than five months. Our stock of gold is worth
Could Washington lay its hands on enough $5
gold pieces to pay its way for the year they would
stacked on top of the other, raise a pile 59,000
times the height of the Empire State building
the highest structure upon earth.
In gold $59,000,000,000 would weigh 59,000
tons, more than enough to sink five Normandies
Maybe this one will help to open your eyes
and get some vision of the magnitude of $59,000,
000,000: In the form of $1 bills stretched end to
end, the ribbon would reach from the earth to the
moon fully 23 V times.
Last year brought the largest volume of retail
trade America has ever enjoyed. Yet, all our
merchants of all kinds in all sections of the conti
nent took in less than Washington contemplates
ladling out in the next fiscal year. In other words,
. if every dollar taken in had been sent to Wash
ington and retained there, the sum would fall
$5,000,000,000 five thousand million dollars
short of squaring the looming cost of operating
our Federal Government for 12 months.
Although Americans are the freest spenders in
the world, they have also, over the years, ac
cumulated far more savings than any other peo
ples. They have succeeded in amassing the stu
pendous sum of $26,000,000,000. Yet if every
penny of this were confiscated by Washington,
it wouldn't pay half the program 12 months'
Finally, if $75,000 had been saved and accumu
lated daily since the birth of Christ, it wouldn't
equal the latest budget.
Now, have you at least some slightly better
understanding of what $59,000,000,000 amounts
to, what it means, what is in store in the way of
tax and debt burdens for us and our children."
1,300,000 college and university students through
out the nation, then figure on using half as many
sheets of theme paper, and the savings would be
Certainly the idea is worthy of consideration,
and it is in line with Carolina's all out effort for
complete and final victory. Both professor and
student had rather use the present kind of paper
that is in use rather than go back to using the
rough paper of grammar school days.
Hobbs Against Combination
Of Two Campus Magazines
among the damned . . .
With winter quarter exams not far
in the offing, now is the time to offer
all the advice I have accumulated
from years of experience in regard
to studying. Exams aren't designed
by the faculty to scare the students
into an orgy of benzedrine and caf
f ein consumption. No, .they are de
signed to offer a week of relaxation.
The student should never let himself
be bullied by an unreasonable teacher,
into spending eight frantic hours a
night in quest of learning that he
will immediately forget when the
exam is over.
When exam week arrives, have
your room well stocked with luxuri
ous pillows, dozens of cokes (don't
let the sugar rationing bluff you),,
and a few back copies of Esquire.
Tell your room-mate to hide your
textbooks and settle back to enjoy
a quiet seven days of glorious loaf
ing. Just because it is exam week, don't
think those usual few who consider
a night ill-spent without a bridge
game, will neglect you. For once,
however, you can consider yourself
free to play with them. Consent to
it in a diplomatic way, however, so as
to spread the general opinion that
you are really cramming. When you '
hear said bridge-fiends knocking at
your door, tell them all to go to hell
and pick up where you left off in
Esquire. They will go away and will
not bother you again until they cal
culate you have taken time off for
a cigarette. Then they will slink
back again. This time, you may
grudgingly let them in and agree to
a short game, ejnphasizing all the
while that you must return to Chau
cer. After the game has started,
you have them trapped. Of course
you never meant to study Chaucer so
you can play bridge all night. You
will do just this. Don't let anything
stop you from making those three
from staying up all night. If they
object, be adamant. They have kept
you from studying when you wanted
to. Now you can take revenge to
your heart's content. Don't worry
about the lack of sleep interferring
with your exam on the next day.
You wouldn't have gone to bed any
way, because you know that if the
'bridge players hadn't appeared on
the scene, you would have been in
the poker game down the hall.
You must constantly keep one rule
in mind. Never become frightened
at anytime during exam week and
grab a book. If you hadn't studied
to date, you can always bull your way
through a 70, and if you did study,
just think of all the fun you missed.
Take advantage of all your teach
ers. They believe that each of you
is going to be drafted, so they are
going to pass you anyway. Of course
there are a few brutes who will insist
that you work a little during the
quarter, but they can easily be
brought around by the sly mention
that your wealthy grandfather is apt
to establish a fellowship in his de
partment most any day now.
If some teacher does have the nerve
to flunk you, don't think that you
have lost by any means. Just go to
Doctor Frank and tell him that your
Dad has a lot of influence in the state
legislature, and that if he doesn't
see to it that you are passed, then
he can count on having the Univer
sity budget cut 30 per cent.
it happens here...
10:30 Monogram club Yackety
Yack pictures on Manning hall steps.
2:00 Meeting of Graham Memor
ial directors in the Grail room.
5 : 00 Meeting of the Varsity fenc
ing team in the Tin Can.
6:00 Rehearsal of the entire
Sound and Fury dancing chorus in
' 8 :00 Meeting of the entire Sound
and Fury cast for finale rehearsal.
By Hunt Hobbs
Tar an Feathers Editor
The Tar an' Feathers staff is
wholeheartedly opposed to the combi
nation of the two campus magazines.
We want the status quo of two mag
azines, one humor and one literary,
preserved. We realize that the size
of both must be cut, and are willing
to see this done. The facts are :
1. Slap happy humor will not mix
with "literary" stories and lyrical
poetry. It has never been done suc
cessfully in an American campus
2. Henry Moll's idea of combina
tion is nothing more than a glorifica
tion of the present Mag. Preliminary
talks between the two present editors
indicate that Moll plans to use little,
if any, T&F material in the combi
nation. He will not countenande
whacky humor, photos of beautiful
girls, or any sort of jokes. These
features are the essence of Tar an'
Feathers. Thus combination will be
nothing more than the absolute aboli
tion of the campus humor magazine.
3. The obvious answer to the above
is that the literary and humorous
elements will be equally represented
on the new staff. However, pre
election finagling seems liable to
throw control to the literary men.
Also, few of the humorists seem dis
posed to work on a combination.
4. Pro-combinationists base their
arguments on economy. This one is
easy. The two present magazines
carry several of the same national
advertisements. With only one mag
azine, only one ad could be sold to
each national advertiser,, instead of
two. The opposition says that more
local ads can be sold with a larger
magazine. Experience shows this to
be untrue, for even with the increase
in size and quality of this year's
Mag, local advertising has fallen off.
Even with its tremendous staff, the
Mag has failed to come out on time
at all this year. How can we expect
a much larger magazine to ever come
off the presses? This tardiness also
results in the loss of advertising,
since merchants' stocks are often
gone before the Mag comes out.
6. T&F has been accused of being
, dirty. But the present editor has
substituted screwball for dirt, elim
inating this objection. Also: T&F
has never printed a story or joke
which even approached in filth two
Carolina Mag stories: "Miami Hon
eymoon" in the October issue, and
"Highway 21" in the November issue.
7. It seems that the Mag staff is
taking advantage of the national
emergency to further its own aims.
A better Mag is undoubtedly a good
idea., but no Tar an' Feathers will
not sit well on the student stomach.
8. We realize that costs must be
cut. Therefore our proposition is
this: we are confident that we can
put out a good magazine, even with
less photographs and perhaps on
rough paper, if this doubtful emer
gency arises. As to the matter of
size: the proposed combination is
44 pages. The Mag is 32 pages now,
but T&F is only 24. Therefore the
obvious answer to the problem is
simply to cut T&F to 20 T?ages, if
necessary, and the Mag to 24..
9. Both T&F and the Mag have
benefited from the friendly rivalry
which has existed between them, be
cause the competition has kept both
staffs on their toes, and forced them
to do their best on each issue, in order
to aoid criticism as an inferior
magazine. A single magazine would
not have this impetus, and might eas
ily get in a rut.
10. A feeling .of insecurity has
grown up in both offices, due to the
constant threats of changes and
abolition which have been percolating
for several years now. The main
incentive for work on a publication is
the promise of advancement. With
the future of publications always in
doubt, staff members have little in
centive to work hard. If a change
is made, men who have worked on the
staffs for years will find their work
toward advancement gone to naught.
Those who do get jobs will still feel
uncertain about the future.
11. The Mag has made great gains
this year. Instead of sticking its
'selfish neck out, perhaps it should
consolidate the gains which it has
accomplished, and thus set a high
precedent for future Mags.
keyboard ... .
By The Staff
Charlie Spivak was the first or
chestra to play here in months who
really sold students on their musical
ability and clean-cut arrangements.
You can't find a boy or girl on the
campus who went to Midwinters or
the concert who didn't think Spivak
was on the ball.. Charlie is playing
a day's engagement today at the Car
olina theater in Durham. If his stage
show is half as good as his one
nighters, it means a good evening's
entertainment for those attending.
surprises in store for themselves in
the weeks to come. Carolina Mag has
their schedule down so pat now that
the mags will be rolling off earlier
than the Tar an' Feathers. And the
Mag eds didn't do this through poli
tics at the print shop. Just plain,,
Mr. Robert Levin reports that his
Saturday morning 8:30 soph English
class was attended by seven students
and Dan. Looks as if Dan is the only
one who really enjoys Saturday classes.
Gerald McCarthy was telling his
story of the eruption of Mt. Pelee
Martinique yesterday in Geology 41.
He soberly recounted the tragic,
fearful tale of how 30,000 inhabi
tants of a city at the foot of huge
Mt, Pelee were killed by swift f
flowing lava from a suddenly expod- Clipped
mg volcano. "Only two men remain
ed alive," Doc informed his' tense
class. "And they were both prison
ers, luckily Jocked behind bars of a
sturdy jailhouse." Doc hesitated, the
class remained breathless, and then
the professor remarked loudly, "Who
says crime doesn't pay?"
We're planning to write a new
masterpiece. But we've read the new
Carolina Mag. Now we don't know
whether to make it. funny and put
it in Tar an' Feathers or write it dir
ty and put it in .
North Texas State Teachers Col
lege has organized sweetheart corps.
The purpose is to cheer lonely sol
diers who are in camps far from
home, either by writing cheerful let
ters or dating the lonely soldiers.
The Campus Chat.
It's good you didn't get a look at
Tom Waldman and Arty Fischer yes
terday morning. We found the two
stretched out in the YMCA before
8 o'clock, looking very happy. They
had been awake all night rehears
ing Bagdad Daddy love scenes and
making Waldman's mournful lyrics
rhyme. They both had consumed
something like 100 eggs throughout
the night, most of them at Gootch's.
By 8 : 25 the two were off to 8:30's
walking on their knees. They said
they definitely enjoyed the egg-eating
marathon, and cackled their ap
Tar an' Feathers will have some
I am the ardent reader of the
Chronicle your columnists talk about
so much. I'm the man who does all
the reading and none of the writing.
Thanks for printing this; I just
wanted to see something of mine in
print. Now I can join the army
A nice gesture, at least.
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