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THE DAILY TAR HEEL
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1942
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News: BOB HOKE
Sports: MARK GARNER
.Acting Circulation Manager
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 McCuen, Tom Hammond. .
News Editors: Bob Hoke, Paul Komisarak, Ernie Frankel, Hayden
Assistant News: A. D. Carrie.
Reporters: Jimmy Wallace, Billy Webb, Larry Dale, Charles Kesslex,
Barke Shipley, Elton Edwards, Mike Beam, Walter Klein, Westy
Fenhatren, Gene Smith, Morton Cantor, Bob Levin, Nancy Smith,
Photographer: Hugh Morton.
Cartoonist: Tom Biebigheiser.
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.
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THE SUNDAY LETTER . . .
Let's Stop Talking About
'Ultimate Victory' and Act
(Editor's note: Gratified to find one who
shares our views on the indifference and
lethargy of the campus when a war threat
ens its very existence, we here print an arti
cle by Howard Ennis who, independent of
any publication, has worked out his own
ideas and condemnation of what the campus
and country are doing.)
It has been over two months since Pearl Har
bor, and the United States is farther than ever
from victory. Many strategic islands have fallen
to the enemy ; Malaya and Singapore, Borneo, Su
matra, and the Celebes, have been lost for Allied
use. MacArthur, literally caught between the
devil and the deep blue sea, has held out against
huge odds for nearly two months awaiting rein
forcements which have failed to arrive. The
Dutch on Java prepare for a bitter and hopeless
battle to the end, calling for assistance from us;
the Australians assist the Dutch to the best of
their ability from their small population of seven
million, every man of whom may soon be needed
to defend their own country from the advancing
enemy. The British in Burma continue to send
out optimistic reports of individual encounters,
but continue to fail back to prepared positions,
and as each succeeding bastion is approached by
the enemy proclaim that its chances of holding
are slim. They too are calling for assistance from
us, and speed, for every weapon available now is
worth a dozen a year hence.
Thus the world waits on us, while we await the
year 1943 to win the war. Yet never in our his
tory since the Revolution have we had so good
a chance to lose a war, and never has the pros
pect been so bad, considering the magnitude of
the job ahead and the lack of realization by so
many people of what they face. The people ex
pect the government to run the war, and the gov
ernment calls in vain for the active cooperation
of the people.
After more than two months since the declara
tion of war, the government still expects labor
cess. Yet it is all too easy to shift the responsi
bility to the government, and there are many
who argue that we should not criticize or be im
patient, since, they say, those in the govern
ment are supposed to know, and we don't have all
the facts. We have even heard it said that the
loss of the Netherlands Indies and Australia may
all be part of a grand "strategy." This attitude
offers as good a chance as any we know for losing
the war. Broad questions of policy are not so
much determined by "the facts," as by the common-sense
application of those facts, and the dan
ger is not so much from the nonsense of "stra
tegic withdrawal" as from the complacency ex
hibited in the excuse that one doesn't have "all
the facts," and hence need not worry.
Our educational system, forsooth, has never
been in more danger 'of being caught "lecturing
on navigation while the ship is sinking." Our pro
fessors insist, by a process of logic as obscure as
it is unsound, that we must stick to our books
and either await with the "inevitable victory' or
the intervention of the government in the form
of the draft. While the Dutch cry for help, mean
while entrusting their fate to knives and the
Grace of God, we will continue to study econom
ics, never too useful even in peacetime, until we
can juggle the terms with so much facility and
as little meaning as the professors themselves
for use, of course, after "the victory." We must
study German, no doubt, in order to read Goethe
to the captured Hun, and French in order to stuff
the mouths of starving Frenchmen with the
pages of Voltaire and Moliere, rather than setting
to work to liberate the occupied countries and
talking to the people in a language they could
understand and appreciate something to eat. -Prejudiced,
you say. Yes, we are prejudiced in
favor of doing the job at hand lest we never have
a chance to follow again those subjects which are
properly reserved for peacetime. This seeming
bitterness is only because we have so much to do
and so little time to do it.
Those who have read Education For Death by
Gregor Ziemer realize that "if and when his
(Hitler's) present fighting force is beaten, then
behind the military array we will see a younger
army, even more fanatic than the soldiery." Like
wise, those American. youngsters who will not be
and industry to work out their own arguments, old enough to fight for several years, should be
without seeming to realize that the side which prepared in the event they are called upon. Hitler
loses most by this arrangement is the side which teaches his youth to be strong, "in order that
is most patriotic and least willing to see work they be the aggressors and the victors, not
stoppage by disputes. Government has not yet the victims We can eet a jrood idea of his svs-
faced its duty of determining what is fair for
both sides, and forcing both sides to abide by its
decisions. It has not yet eliminated unjust prof
its, or prevented extortionate prices for war ma
terials. It has still not determined civilian re
quirements, with all others turned over to war
work. It has by no means begun to utilize all our
available resources, plant facilities, and labor
power. It dallies around with a sugar rationing
plan, to be inaugurated some time in the future,
rather than beginning it immediately with half
The people, on the other hand, are so much
concerned with the things they can't have, that . . with our education one has entirely for-
they forget to notice the thousand and one things gotten that in the long run a healthy mind is
they do have which no other people on earth can able to dwell only in a healthy body." Hitler urges
enjoy. They worry about being limited to three- at least two hours of exercise a day for young
quarters of a pound of sugar a week (besides men, and the average German youth undoubtedly . nn , . - T ,
tem from Mein Kampf, as follows: "German edu
cation before the war was afflicted with an ex
tremely great number of weaknesses. Its inten
tion was cut out, in a very, one-sided manner, for
the purpose of breeding pure 'knowledge ;' it was
orientated less towards 'abilities,' and 'far less
emphasis was put on the cultivation of character
in the individual (as far as this is at all possible),
very little on the promotion of;the joy of accept
ing responsibility, and none at all on the training
of will power and determination. Its results were
really not the strong man, but rather the pliable
By Tonl Hammond
(We had already prepared a col
umn criticizing the Dutch ambassa
dor's speech for this morning's paper,
when we found yesterday that Boieen
Evans had beat us to it with a clear-
er and more complete statement.
However, the question is so import
ant and the response of the Carolina
audience, so unbelievable, twe would
like to add a few remarks in support
of Mr. Evans' position,)
It may be that Dr. Loudon has done
the student body an immense favor
in illustrating very dramatically for
us the kind of attitude that may make
this war not worth fighting. If he is
representative of the kind of men
who will be leading the United Na
tions after the war, there is little
use in Carolina boys giving up their
lives to win it. -
We are trying to win the war be
cause we do not want the kind of
world order which Hitler plans to
erect. We feel that our kind of peace
would be preferable to Hitler's doc
trine of hatred. But if we likewise
plan a peace of hatred, it makes little
difference which side wins the war.
We don't have wars because some
races are naturally cruel, selfish and
warlike. Many Americans are raci
ally identical with the Germans. Hu
man beings, of whatever nationality,
when placed in a certain situation
will react in a certain way. Peace
can be preserved not by exterminat
ing any nation which starts a war,
but by changing the underlying con
ditions which cause those nations to
Any nation is a potential aggres
sor who has been dealt with unfairly,
or who does not have her just share
of the world's resources. Should
such a nation commit aggression, it
is no more guilty than those nations
who blindly attempt to maintain an
unjust status quo.
This does not mean, however, that
Germany and Japan are justified
in what they are attempting to do.
Far from it. They are not trying
to right injustice, but to create great
er injustice. Their goal is not equali
ty with other nations, but complete
dominance over them all.
Therein lies the absolute necessity
for American victory. We didn't
write a good peace last time, but a
peace written by Hitler would be
much worse. Victory by the United
Nations is to be preferred only with
the expectation that we are fighting
for principles of justice while Hitler
is not. We must win the war so that
we can write a peace which will last,
because it will give to all peoples
(not just those of the victorious
countries) equality of opportunity
to enjoy the good things of the earth.
We cannot possibly contruct that
kind of peace unless the people of
the United Nations and their leaders
do a better job of preserving their
sanity than Dr. Loudon has done.
Some say that we cannot win the war
unless we arouse the masses to hatred
for the enemy, that the uneducated
cannot understand the complexity of
issues underlying the war. Perhaps
this is so. But if the Man On The
Street cannot be depended upon to
face the truth and act upon it, then
the principle of democratic govern
ment for which we fight is basically
Regardless of our wishes, however,
it is inevitable that many people,
like Dr. Loudon, will come out of this
war with feelings of blind, irrational
hatred. Therefore it is doubly essen-"
tial that college students, as part of
the educated minority, retain their
sanity in the midst of war hysteria.
We must guard against the comfort
ing but fallacious assumption that
the blame for this war rests entirely
on our enemies; and we must resist
the temptation to let our reason be
carried away by the thrill of emotion
al excitement. . .'.If we insist on fac
ing the truth, we can make this war
music maker ..
By Brad MeCuen
You may realize that this school
is one of the largest, if not the larg
est, farms for young musicians wait
ing to make the jump from obscurity
to the big-name bands and big time.
You've heard about the Kemps and
Kysers of the past but what isn't
generally realized is the fact that we
have musicians of the same caliber
playing in all the campus bands right
now. We are firmly convinced that
here in our midst are many lads that
will be just as successful as Kyser
in just a few scant years.
The plan to have the big-name
bands appear for only one night, in
stead of the usual two, is the only
sensible solution to a problem arising
with our war. We've been told that
our country is going through its own
"hell week!' and we can help by giv
ing up justa little. By cutting down
the bands stay here we will save
much money and still see the band,
maybe not for so long but still long
HOT NOTES: As the worst rec
ord of the year, can there be any
doubt that it is Orrin Tucker's "She
Don't Wanna" .... Harry James
opens at New York's Lincoln on May
8 thus spiking the rumors that he
will play our May Frolics. -His stay
there is set for eight weeks. . . . Ten
of Claude Thornhill's 18 musicians
were drafted last week. . . . Artie
Shaw will organize a new band in a
few weeks to replace the one he just
broke up. As Mrs. Pettybone would
say, "Oh, hell, I've been through this
so many times." . . . Listen for a new
ditty titled "Zoot Suit." Kay Kyser
says that it's the best his band has
ever done. The song has been a hit
on the west coast since the first of
the year. . . . The main theme of the
new tune "Everybody's Making Mon
ey But Tschaikowsky" concerns the
activities of the song writers who
swipe their material from the old
masters. Biggest laff is that the
tune itself is a direct steal from a
song of last year titled "Yes, My Dar
ling Daughter" Reserve your copy
of the Metronome All-Star record
(Columbia) right now. Both sides
were recorded by the leading swing
men of the country. . . . Tony Pastor
has one of the best sax sections in the
business now but next week he'll
add a sixth one for just more
strength The "Keep 'Em Flying"
that Glenn Miller released this week
is not the same tune as Gene Krupa
recorded for Harry's juke.
RECORD OF THE WEEK: We
couldn't decide between two great
records this week so here are both of
them. Tommy Dorsey has been long
over due and his wax on "What Is
This Thing Called Love" is welcome.
The Cole Porter tune as arranged
by Sy Oliver is marred only by a poor
vocal by Dorsey's Connie Haines.
Muggsy Spanier's new band hits
records this week and the results
are fine. "Chicago" is an old tune
which youH recognize immediately
which swings, in this case,' mainly
through the efforts of Muggsy's
trumpet and Dave Bowman's piano.
The arrangement is so conducive to
swing it almost jumps itself. Other
side is "Can't We Be Friends" which
is reminiscent of the Benny Goodman
band of 1937. (Decca).
it happens here . . .
2:15 Mississippi students to meet
in the Grail room of Graham Me
morial. 5:00 Negro vocalists appear in
joint recital in Hill Music hall.
10:00 Meeting of all members of
Emergency Political committee in
small lounge of Graham Memorial.
4:00 Photographs of freshmen
basketball team to be taken in front
of Tin Can.
7:00 Phi Assembly meets in Phi
entertainment . . .
TODAY: (C) and (P) Son of Fury
MON: (C) Son of Fury. (P)
Gentleman at Heart.
TUE: (C) Remember the Day.
(P) Sons of the Sea.
WED: (C) Remember the Day.
(P) Boom Town.
THU: (C) Hellzapoppin. (P)
Her Enlisted Man.
FRI: (C) Hellzapoppin. (P) Blue
WTiite and Perfect.
SAT: (C) Dangerously They Live
. (P) Mr. Wise Guy.
UNC Round Table (WRAL
MON: News of the Week at Caro
lina (WDNC 2:30).
Brandis: Income Tax (WDNC
TUE: Kattsoff: Freedom Today
Lyons: Latin interviews (WRAL
WED: Schinhan: Organ recital
Hardre: World affairs (WDNC
Carolina Round Table (WDNC
SAT: Men in Action (WRAL 3:32).
TUE: Frosh basketball vs. Raleigh
HS 7:30. Varsity vs. Richmond
THU: Varsity swimming vs. Florida
FRI: Frosh and Varsity basketball
vs. Duke at Durham.
SAT: Indoor track Southern con
ference 2:00, 7:00.
FRI: Informal in Graham Memor
, ial 9:00-1:00 AM.
WED, THU, FRI: Bagdad Daddy,
Memorial hall, 8:30.
Concert, Hill hall, 5;00.
By The Staff
Slips that pass in the night-office:
The UP news dispatches coming in
to the Daily Tar Heel t'other night
brought a story about Frank Hew
litt, UP correspondent with MacAr
thur's forces, and how a Jap tied in
a tree and dressed as a monkey took
a pot-shot at him. Piped Martin
Lentiz, "Now we know what gorilla
"A Slip of the Lip May Sink a
Ship" and other slogans issued by
the navy recently are more than just
words to John Armistead who very
nearly sank his own ship in a Mili
tary Science class. Seeing a new face
in the class, John walked over to its
owner and preceded to introduce him
self and tell him all about the class.
Among the remarks were some to the
effect that he, John, got along just
fine with the teacher but he had
heard that some new fellow was to
take his place and was afraid that
he would be some ignorant you-know-what
who would gum up his hereto
fore peaceful existence. Later on in
the period the old teacher introduced
the new one. Need we go on?
People are never satisfied! I heard
one guy say after the game Wednes
day night, "I don't see how Bobby
Gersten had the heart to throw that
foul shot in. Just think, if he had
missed, we could have seen five more
minutes of play and maybe Glamack
would have opened up." Wait a
minute. Who were we pulling for?
Glamack or Carolina, or both!
All you fellows who think that
by spouting expressions like: "Shoot
the meat balls to me, Danny boy,"
or "Shoot the juice to me, Bruce,"
you are being very modern are def
initely mistaken. It's not a new cus
tom. Proof. Way back yonder in
the old days, Zeb Vance once said,
"Hit me in the belly with a pone of
bread." And we call them old fogies.
what they get in candy and at the soda-fountain) sets more than that. We have got to be as good
and what to do about automobile tires when their as they; and while it is hard to prepare, yet it is
present ones wear out. Continual references to a crime to be unprepared. The reason for the ef-
these shortages are made in the newspapers. In ficiency of the German military machine is not
what other nation in the world is there even a propaganda alone, but hard-training, for ideals
question as to the possession of automobiles or are apt to leak badly unless backed up with phy-
gasoline for pleasure purposes in wartime?
We have got to realize that this is a people's
get enthusiastic over. The Metre of Macbeth when
one has a brother or friend in the Philippines.
But" this lack of enthusiasm goes farther than
that. When you listen to a group of students re
peating the pledge of allegiance as though it were
a tiresome nursery rhyme, you wonder what is
wrong with us. Physical training would do more
to change this than any single thing. No one can
get in 'good condition and stay there, however, by
STOP TALKING, START ACTING
There are other reasons for a considerably in
war; we've got to fight it and we've got to win creased emphasis on physical development. The a few minutes of. violent exercise two' or three
it the government is only here for direction; it attitude of a few people that the Gentians and times a week that form may actually do more
needs us continually behind it, dissatisfied, urg- Jars have more reasons to fight than we do does harm than good. Much more time is needed
ing it on., We are the ones who are going to bear rot correspond with the facts and arises from a enough to get real benefit from the exercises ;
the brunt of failure or enjoy the elation of sue- ppreonal lack of confidence'. Another great weak- and, if at all possible, it should be interesting, as
interest is as essential to exercise as relish is to
Much of what we have said about the failures
of the government and the non-cooperation of
the people, we realize, is not entirely true, and
there are undoubtedly some people who would
take pleasure in pointing out exceptions. It is
not the exceptions, however, which need to worry
us; it is the general truth that we are not doing
all that we can. Nothing less than our best is
good enough. Unless we stop talking about the
"ultimate victory" and what we can do, and really
do it, we may well be faced with the loss of the
Dutch East Indies and Australia by June, and
what may follow no one dare say.