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CPU Poll Today
Ilobbs Starts Book Co-p
Mar Keeps Promise
A Statesman Speaks
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CHAPEL HILL, N. C TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1942
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Young but fast-growing, the rolling
stone of cooperatives at the Univer
sity gathered speed last week with the
announcement by Truman Hobbs, stu
dent body president, that a coopera
tive book exchange for students would
be initiated here this quarter.
The information was released first
in a meeting of the Emergency Com
mittee Thursday night, putting anoth
er cog behind the newly-organized
movement. Plans since have been for
mulated on paper, although officials
pointed out that revisions may be nec
essary as the program gets under
way, and the actual problems are more
Appointed chairman of the Coopera
tive Book store, Curry Jones, head
cheerleader and outstanding student in
progressive affairs, said last night
that "this idea, new to Carolina but
well-established at other universities,
will eliminate the small and practical
ly negligible return that most students
receive on their second-hand books."
The organization as it now stands
is briefly: students with used books
that wish to sell will bring them to the
Co-op, naming the price that they wish
to receive. The Co-op will in turn sell
them to other students and return the
sales price, less ten cents for opera
tive expenses, to the original owner.
"Students who ask too high a price
will not be able to 'sell their books,
See BOOK MART, page 4
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CPU Poll Samples Campus Opinion
Today on Campus Issues, War Problems
Wagging Fingers .
Begin Visit Today
Members of the JSouth American
summer school group will leave for
Winston-Salem today to be guests of
Salem College in the fourth of a spec
ially prepared series of "Meet the Old
North State" tours conducted by R.
M. Grumman, director of the Univer
sity Extension Division and member
of the Inter-American Institute.
Accompanied by Dr. J. C. Lyons and
Dr. S. E. Leavitt, chairman and secre
tary of the Institute, they will be met
by President Rondthaler, Brant Snav
ely and John A. Downs of Salem Col
lege who will supervise the trip.
Points of interest to be visited will
include the Haines Hosiery Mill, city
landmarks and the R. J. Reynolds to
bacco company after which they will
be guests of the University at lunch
and afternoon tea.
Ever since Pearl Harbor, countless wagging fingers have
accused the Carolina student body of not giving a damn about
the war. Today, for the first time, the student body has a
chance to stop those wagging fingers.
A CPU poll will seek the opinion of the campus on whether
or not dance expenses should be drastically cut for the duration-
The editors of this paper, like Dr. Frank, believe in this stu
dent body. They believe that once the campus is aware of the
principle involved in any issue, its ultimate attitude will be
intelligent and ethical. If the issue of reducing dance costs had
not been kept burning sometimes with too much heat and
too little tact for the past three months, the fingers might
still be wagging after the votes are counted.
But the student body is not ignorant of the principle in
volved. We know or should know by now that we are losing the
war, and losing with it the assurance that the democratic way
of life will survive. We know that if -every cent of the national
income were put into armaments, we would still be eating the
dust of the Axis for another two years. We should realize that
to spend $10,000 for three big dances is not merely unpatri
otic It is criminal.
It hasn't always been easy to see the issue clearly. A lot of
us get a kick out of bringing the best girl down to hear $3,000
worth of swing music. A lot of us will be fighting or perhaps
dead by this time next year. A lot of us wanted to make hay
See WAGGING FINGERS, page 4
To Be Heard
Question of Fees
To Be Cleared Up
Misunderstanding, running rampant
through the Carolina Volunteer Train
ing Corps, as to the University charge
for the Military Science course, will
be curbed this afternoon at the meet
ing of the corps, Dean of Students P.
F. Bradshaw revealed yesterday.
Several members of the corps, it
was learned, had been told by CVTC
heads that no charge would be made
for the course and that credit would
be given. The statement was acknowl-1 verses before the battle's tide turns but that ground yielded will be regained
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FDR Predicts Reverses;
Asks for Confidence
Pacific Coast Shelled by Axis Submarine;
Renewed Soviet Offensive Smashes Germans
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UP) President Roosevelt, in a war report to
the nation tonight, warned the people that America will suffer more re-
edged by officials as being false and
Dean of Administration R. B. House
emphasized yesterday the state legis
lative act requiring the University to
collect fees for all credit courses. In
dicating three courses of possible ac
tion for members of the corps, Brad
shaw stated that students misled by
the false information could obtain a
refund for the course by surrendering
Second action would be to continue
under the present set up of obtaining
credit for the course and pay in the
regular University fee or, in the case
of financially embarrassed students
obtain financial assistance from the
University via a short term loan.
Investigation of other credit courses
in the University curriculum for which
no fees are collected was predicted by
South building officials for the near
Nazi Regime Is Chief Enemy
Of US, Gallup Poll Claims
By Walter Klein v mitted to apply directly for entrances,
A sharp answer to accusations or should they first be required to get
against the German people by Neth- an appointment from their Congress-
erlands Minister Dr. Alexander Lou- man, as at present ?" To this Gallup
don. Wednesday's IRC speaker, came poll question, 79.6 per cent of college
vofarr)av with results of IRC'a sec- students aonroved the idea of direct
ond intercollegiate Gallup poll. . application, 15 per cent stUl believed
Students of 55 United States col- applying to one's Congressman better,
letres and universities decisively agreed and five per cent didn't answer.
ih.f i r.ormon trnvernment is our Dr. Frank Gallup's informational
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chief enemy, not the German people question "How many times do you
as a whole. , go to the movies at this time of
67 Per Cent Blame Government year?" brought the figure of 5.6
Only 1.8 per cent of the students, times per month,
including 200 representative Carolina Results of the national Gallup poll
undergraduates, believe that the Ger- were released with the intercollegiate
man people are the true enemy of the figures, compiled by the Nassau Sov
Allies. Sixty-seven per cent blame the ereign, Princeton University maga
German government, and 21 per cent zine.
attribute the war's cause to both peo- The American public expressed the
pie and government. reverse opinion of the country's stu-
Forty-eight per cent, of college stu- dents when they voted 68 per cent in
dents do not want immediate drafting favor of immediate drafting of single
of single women between ages of 21- women for war jobs. Sixty-eight per
and 35 to train them for war jobs. But cent of the public agreed with students
38 per cent favor such a move. Thirteen on the West Point-Annapolis applica
per cent expressed no opinion. tion question. Results of the German
"Should young men who want to people versus government question
go to West Point or Annapolis be per- have not yet been released.
and that soon "we, and not our Nazi enemies, will have the offensive.1
He renewed his promise to keep the people informed of the progress of the
war, declaring the government has "un-
mistakable confidence in the people's
ability to hear the worst, without
flinching or losing heart," but he said
they must have "complete confidence"
that the government is withholding on
ly information of value to the enemy.
He disclosed that "thousands of
American troops" are in action on the
ground, on the seas, and in the air in
the southwest Pacific
SANTA BARBARA, Calif, Feb.
24. (Special) A Japanese subma
rine fired about 25 shells at an oil
refinery on the Pacific coast near
here, late last night. Santa Barbara
police reported that no damage. was
evident.' This is the first attack on.
the United States mainland since the
beginning of hostilities Dec. 7.
LONDON Tuesday (UP) The
Red Army reported today that a smash
ing Soviet offensive, undermining the
whole German position on the central
front, had captured the ancient town
of Dorogobuzh, 50 miles east of Smo
lensk and about the same distance
southwest of Vyazma.
Official announcement that the Rus
sians were swiftly closing a pincers on
Smolensk, German-held key base of
the central front 240 miles west of Mos
cow, followed Soviet reports of power
ful new offensives in every sector of
the eastern front.
The Red Army's winter offensive,
blazing up afresh on the 24th anniver
sary of its founding, included the kill
ing of 11,750 troops in the Ukraine and
an onslaught of cavalry, infantry, and
See NEWS BRIEFS, page U
Tryouts for a debate scheduled with
Erskine college of South Carolina will
highlight the Debate squad and coun
cil session tonight at 9 o'clock in the
Grail room of Graham Memorial.
Carrington Gretter, council head, an
nounced yesterday that the forensic
contest topic will be, "Resolved: that
the eight Churchill-Roosevelt principles
be established after the present war."
Carolina's team will assume an af
firmative stand on this question, it was
Phi Defeats Plan
Of Spring Recess
In a surprising show of interest the
Phi Assembly last night, after a hot,
though one-sided, discussion, defeated
by a vote of 20-3 the bill: "Resolved,
That spring vacation be abolished so
that special compulsory classes could
be held to acquaint students with ques
tions involving America at war."
The most ardent supporters of the
bill were Eo Brogdon, who attacked the
opposition with strong satire, and
Speaker Horace Ives, who had intro
duced the bill.
The reorganization committee an
nounced the new internal set-up of the
Assembly with its extensive report to
the Assembly last night. The new
attendance and financial requirements
were presented to the organization.
Cards had already been sent out to
members who have not lived up to
these obligations in the past, and this
resulted in an increased attendance.
To Be Set Up
In UDH, YMCA
An expected 2,500 Carolina students
parade to the polls today in the Caro
lina Political Union's first poll since
last October the first test of stu
dent opinion since Pearl Harbor.
Voting on the six questions three
dealing with the national scene, three
with current campus problems begins
at 7 :30 this morning in Lenoir Dining
hall, and will last until 7:30 this eve
ning. Voting Booths
Booths to handle the voting will be
set up at the Dining hall and YMCA.
Tabulations will begin at 2 o'clock this
afternoon, and will be completed by 10
o'clock tonight, Union leaders stated.
Results will be announced in tomor
row morning's Daily Tar Heel.
Jbeading campus question concerns
cutting dance expenditures, in view of
the "national emergency." The Union
asks, "Do you favor a drastic reduc
tion in dance expenses in view of the
war situation?" and then follows with
its second question brought on by nec
essary war cuts "In case it is nec
essary to eliminate one of the campus
publications, which would you favor
being eliminated first Daily Tar
Heel, Carolina Mag, Tar an' Feathers,
Yackety Yack ?"
Rising prices in labor, printing, pa
per, and other publication necessities
have caused student and administra
tion leaders to admit frankly on sever
al occassions that a cut in publications
expenses must be anticipated next
Periodically under fire, Carolina's
"Honor System" one of the few
its kind in the nation's universities -
will be quizzed. Debate has long raged
over the effectiveness of the system.
Aimed at obtaining a working know!
edge of the system, the Union con
cludes its campus queries, "Have you
seen and failed to report a violation
rvf fho TTnTivr Stratum?"
The Union deals with the national
scene in three well-timed questions
"In the advent of an Allied victory,
should America assume the responsi-
bility,f or the peace plans ? Do you fav
or government determined ceilings on
manufactured goods, farm commodi
ties, wages ? Do you believe that criti
cism of the government war effort
should be allowed?"
Hear Tatum Today
Dr. W. R. Berryhill announced last
night that Major Tatum from the US
army medical corps will speak at 10 :30
this morning in the auditorium of the
Major Tatum, stationed at the 4th
Corps Area Headquarters in Knox-
ville, is interested in talking to all stu
dents who have been accepted into next
year's Medical school entering class.
Understanding of Honor Code
Increasing, Council Asserts
By Hayden Carruth
Greater understanding of the mean
ing and significance of the Honor Code
is evident this quarter at the Univer
sity, reports the Honor council.
Of the 26 cases handled by the coun
cil since Christmas none of the accus
ed pleaded insufficient knowledge of
the Honor System.
Pointing out that each case before
the Council requires from 15 minutes
to eight hours for consideration, stu
dent government officials said that 26
cases conducted this quarter presents
less than normal number for the
The policy of the council is to pre
sent the cases each quarter to the stu
dent body, eliminating, of course, the
names of the1 defendants and limiting
the number of facts published on each
case. Some of the cases handled this
In December a University freshman
was given an "F" in social science and
placed conduct probation indefinitely.
He was convicted of using a syllabus
during a weekly quiz in the course.
Conduct probation is the prohibition
of participation in any activities that
represent the University outside the
campus: athletics, publications, glee
club, band, forensic activities, etc.
During January a sophomore was
suspended indefinitely from the Uni
versity for looking on the paper of the
man seated next to him in political
science while taking a quiz. The case
was tried by the Faculty Executive
See HONOR CODE, page 4 . j
Henry to Prosecute
y In Town Hall Today
By Jimmy Wallace
Plans for today's trial of Hubert
Jarboe, alleged larcenist, drew to a
conclusion yesterday when officials re
ceived the criminal's complete record
from the Federal Bureau of Investiga
tion in Washington.
The trial today will be at 10 o'clock
in the town hail, rrosecutmg attor
ney will be Tom Henry. The presiding
judge was not known late yesterday.
Caught "red-handed" while stealing
a coat in the basement of Graham Me
morial two weeks ago, Jarboe has re
mained in the Chapel Hill jail, plead
ing innocence to all the other thefts
on the campus and spending-most of
his time "trying to convince the po
lice that he is a good fellow," Chief
W. T. Sloan said.
Jarboe's capture came as a climax
to the coat stealing wave that has
swept the campus since the fall quar
ter. After interning Jarboe the police
followed his trail as far northward as
Richmond, Va., finding that in Oxford
and South HilL Va., he had disposed
Captured with Jarboe was his wife,
the former Elsie Baker, who was
found in a car outside Graham Me
morial. A certificate showed that the
couple was married last December in
Throughout his internment Jarboe
has maintained that past offenses had
nothing to do with the present charge.
Receiving-the .FBI transcript yester
day, Chief, Sloan revealed that Jar
boe's record dated back to 1921 when
he was booked on a charge of vagran
cy in Toronto, Canada. The name giv
en in the record was George Woods.
Jarboe's next offense to come to the
attention of the FBI was in Washing
ton, D. C, in 1924, under the name of
He operated in Atlanta in 1925 un
See COAT THIEF, page 4
Henry Moll has brought his schedule
into line by producing the February
issue of the Carolina Mag tomorrow,
the second issue to meet publication
Three stories on the greater Uni
versity are featured in this month's
issue, one on each branch. The first, on
Woman's College, is written by Betty
Perry, the next, by Ann Seeley on
Chapel Hill, and the last on State Col
lege by Stuart Cahn.
Beginning this month, the Mag is
starting a new serial feature, Classics
for the Masses, by Morton Cantor.
The first one is a "translation" of
Hamlet, as told to Cantor by William
Shakespeare in campus lingo.
The Mag starts off with an article
by Sylvan Meyer, who prognosticates.'
It is followed by Jabberwocky. At the
front there is a timely cartoon on stu
dent government by Moll and inter
spersed throughout the magazine are
several other cartoons.
Dick Adler, writing, and Hugh Mor
ton, photography, combined on an arti
cle on Sound and Fury.
A story by Lou Harris on teachers
here precedes uyre ana. uimbie oy
Harley Moore and Hayden Carruth.
There is a story on the NROTC by
Carruth and a short story by John
Roeder. Book Notes by Ann Seeley,
and Light Brown and Blue, a sum
mary of jazz bands and music by Car
ruth, wind up this month's issue of the
Town Girls to Meet
For Final Session
Town Girl's association will hold a
meeting tonight at 7 o'clock m the
Woman's association room of Graham
This will be the last meeting of the
winter quarter and all members have
been urged to attend.