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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE CAROLINA PUBLICATIONS UNION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
Published daily except Mondays,
Examination periods and the Thanks
giving, Christmas and Spring holi
days. Entered as second class matter at
the post office at Chapel Hill, N. O,
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opinion of the' Daily Tab Heel.
For This Issue:
News: BOB HOKE
Sports: MARK GARNER
Editorial Boakd: Bucky Harward, Mac Norwood, Henry Moll, Bill
Seeman, Bill Peete. W. T. Martin, Billy Pearson-
Columnists: Marion Lippincott, Walter Damtoft, Harfey Moore, Elsie
Lyon, Herman Lawson, Brad McGnen, Tom Hammond.
News Editors: Bob Hoke, Paul Komisaruk, Hayden Carruth.
Assistant News: A. D. Currie, Walter Klein, Westy Fenhagen, Bob
Reporters: Jimmy Wallace, Billy Webb, Larry Dale, Charles Kesaler,
Burke Shipley, Elton Edwards, Mike Beam, Gene Smith, Morton
Cantor, Nancy Smith, Jule Phoenix.
Photographer: Hugh Morton.
Cartoonist: Tom Biebigheiser.
Assistant Photographer: Tyler Nourse.
Sports Editor r Harry Hollingsworth.
Night Sports Editors: Earle Hellen, Mark Garner, Bill Woestendiek.
Sports Reporters: Ben Snyder, Stud Gleicher, Jean Beeks.
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, Dick Kerner. . ,
Office Staff: Bob Crews, Eleanor Soule, Jeanme Hermann, Bob
Typist: Hilah Ruth Mayer.
Circulation Staff: Larry Goldrich, Rachel Dalton.
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GIVE US THIS DAY...
College Students Do
Any And Everything
Professor .0. W. Wilsoa recently found the
going a little difficult in his Michigan State Col
lege Spanish class.
The recitation first was disrupted wjien a co
ed's string of pearls broke and a twenty-minute
search was instituted for the beads.
No sooner had order been restored than the
classroom door opened. A young man stepped in,
calmly survey the students, spied a coed,' and
threw her a candy bar. Then he turned and walk
ed out. Class was dismissed. 1
The University of Chicago, which abolished
football two years ago, seems to be having trou
ble with other sports. Last week their basket
ball team dropped its 30th straight game. Con
cerning their new record the coach of the team
released the following statement: "Our team has
developed a great deal of character in the boys.
None of them are stars, and a different player
gets the write ups every day. This makes the en
tire team exert itself to the limit. Don't worry!
We'll win one soon."
When you read, do you waste time?
It's easy to find out, for if you are able to cov
er only 250 words a minute, you aren't getting
as much out of your work as you could.
So declares the director of Dartmouth college's
"Most of us waste from one-third to one-half
of all the time we spend reading," he points out.
"Reading clinics at Dartmouth and other insti
tutions are proving that 99 out of 100 of us could
streamline our reading ability by devoting 10 or
15 minutes daily for a month to simple, stimulat
After a brief period of this self -training, he
declares, the average reader should be able to
cover from 400 to 600 words a minute. The fund
amental rule for increasing reading speed is this:
For five minutes every day for a month, force
yourself to read a little faster than is comfort
able. Don't worry if you occasionally miss the ex
act meaning of a phrase, sentence, or even a
paragraph. Just grasp the main theme, ignoring
the niceties of expression. Keep a record of how
many words you cover during tjiese sessions each
after we accept this naval unit. We will not have
done enough until we have done all that we possi
bly can. Both faculty and students must not let
the current programs of training stagnate.
The public is now waiting to see if this Uni
versity can successfully complete the tremendous
task it has taken on. Will it in future years say,
"Yours was a mean job, well done" ?
WOLF, WOLF . . .
NO EASY JOB ...
Sleeping four in a room isn't going to be any
fun. Eating in shifts at Lenoir dining hall isn't
going to be a picnic. Eighteen hundred boys
aren't going to be absorbed into University life
like new students for the winter quarter. No,
they are going to be a challenge to our patience
and our comfort, but they will put up a challenge
we would best give in to and give in to with a
cheerful spirit for these future Navy men are
coming here to begin learning the grim business
of war, and it is definitely a business that won't
be pleasant for them. It is our duty to do all
we can to expedite the navy's training program
soon to begin here. We must do this, if for no
other reason, because the rest of the country is
looking to us as leaders in national preparedness.
After May 1, petty inconveniences will be more
and more numerous about the campus. Coeds will
be harder than ever to date; coke supplies will
probably be exhausted by 1:00 every day f and
the movies will be overcrowded. General MacAr
thur also has to worry about little things like
Quartering and making training facilities
available for 1,800 men is going to be a big job.
We must not, however, slight the other jobs we
have taken on. The OSCD and the CVTC must
and all defense courses must prepare to be more
efficient and comprehensive than ever.
We must not sit back and feel our job complete
Sunday night somebody dropped a lighted cig
arette butt oh a sofa in the Kappa Alpha house.
Fire from the burning cushions spread to other
parts of the fraternity living room. The KA's be
gan to dash buckets of water on the healthy
blaze while across the court in the Kappa Sigma
house a call by telephone summoned the Chapel
Hill fire department to the fire.
Minutes passed and the KA living room con
tinued to burn. Local firemen, dragged out con
tinually at all hours of the night by false alarms,
thought college boys were pranking again. Just
to make sure, they phoned the KA's to verify the
report, Yes, there was a fire. It was still going
but amateur f iref ighting had got it almost under
At which news the fire station magnanimously
sent a policeman to investigate. By the time he
arrived, the blaze was almost extinguished. To
be on the safe side, he called the fire station back
and suggested that they drive over. The truck
arrived at least a quarter of aft hour after the
station had first been phoned.
Fire station officials have been extremely apol
ogetic and cooperative since. But there still re
mains damage unofficially estimated at $600.
Local firemen assuredly have a right to be dis
' gusted and impatient with irresponsible students
who turn in false alarms for the laugh. But
Sunday night nor any other night when any
alarm or summons is given has the local depart
ment any right to assume that the boys are hol
lering "wolf" for the fun of the thing. Sunday
night's fire bears that out. And the $600 wolf
could have been a great deal bigger. It is not in
conceivable that the fire but for the KA's and
their buckets might have spread to other fra
ternities in the court with a great deal more dan
ger to property or life.
Without condoning in any way the failure of
the fire department to do its public duty, we at
the same time condemn those students who can
find nothing else but false alarms to amuse them
at night. If they continue so to abuse public fa
cilities the Student Council and the police depart
ment must take further steps to apprehend and
punish them. Apparently there are a few of Jar
boe's breed left on the Hill.
It is alleged that a schoolboy in Kansas wrote
the following, entitled "An Editor."
"I don't know how newspapers got into the
jworld, and I don't think God does, for He ain't
got nothing to say about them in the Bible. I
think the editor is the missing link we read
about, and that he stayed in the business until
after the f lood, ,came out and t wrote the thing
up, and has been kept busy ever since.
"If the editor makes a mistake, folks say he
ought to be hung, but if a doctor makes mistakes,
he buries them, and folks don't say nothing be
cause they can't read Latin.
"When the editor makes mistakes, there is a
. big lawsuit and swearing, but if the doctor makes
one there is a nice funeral with flowers and per
"A doctor can use a word a yard long without
him or anyone else knowing what it means, but
if an editor uses one, he has to spell it.
"If the doctor goes to see another man's wife,
he chargres for the visit. If the editor goes, he
gets a charge of buckshot.
"Anv college can make doctors to order, but
editors have to be born."
SAVE YOUR MONEY
By Hayden Carruth
So begins the first in a series of
columns giving forth the latest in
prices, marketing conditions, war ra
tioning, etc. Information gathered
by the consumers research division of
OSCD, headed by Ed Kalin, will be
released here for student reading.
Sugar for All
In spite of a one third cut in per
capita consumption of sugar by the
war rationing, the American stomach
will not suffer, and the great Ameri
can waistline will probably become
somewhat less great. Nutritional ex
perts assure us that we have been eat
ing far too much sugar anyway.
Latest dirt on the sugar situation
reveals that, due to the time differ
ences in announcement of government
rationing, indivudal hoarding before
the ration went into effect is having
a noticeable effect-on the market.
Wholesalers and retailers jumped at
the opportunity to demand scarcity
prices for sugar to create a minor
Let the Fires Roar
No coal shortage, OPA declares.
Coal supplies areample, Coordinator
Ikes, says, but transportation facil
ities may not be available later on.
Better get your coal now and store
Watch for profiteers, however.
Many retailers are taking'advantage
of the prevailing market trends to
raise prices unnecessarily. OPA has
requested that coal prices be kept
at levels prevailing between Decem
ber 15 and 31, and retailers are sup
posed to submit any proposed in
creases to OPA for approval.
AC, DC? Fooey
Newest news indicates the possi
bility of the rationing of electricity,
according to the Wall Street Journal.
National daylight saving time, legal
ly effective continually from Febru
ary 9, is expected to save about
700,000 kilowatt capacity, but the
estimated shortage runs to about
With rationing, you'll read in the
dark and like it. However, there's
never an excuse for wastefully using
current. You can save your pocket
book and defense by following a few
simple rules. 1) Turn out unneeded
lights. 2) Keep bulbs and fixtures
clean. 3) If you are planning new
fixtures, install fluorescent lamps
and fixtures where possible. They
use about one third the current. 4)
Experiment with low watt bulbs.
Glare may often nullify the illumi
nating effect of high watt lamps.
I am a heel. I must be a heel be
cause everywhere I go, heels come in
and sit by me. I don't care whether
it's "Bagdad Daddy," a Playmaker
production, or one of E. Carrington's
flicks, heels always pick me to sit by.
There are several kinds of heels who
sit by me all of which leads me to
believe I am a composite heel since
I attract them all.
The first kind of heel is the in
ebriated heel who usually travels in
threes; one pal, a bottle, and him
self. He usually sits through a pro
duction just so he can cuss. It doesn't
make any difference how many ladies
are sitting around him, or what he is
cussing, he just wants to cuss. He
is in his glory, however, when a love
scene is being enacted on the stage "
or screen. Then he utters the loveliest,
most soulful damns you can imagine.
I believe he must have inhibitions and
release his pent-up cussing.
The second type of heel is the witty
heel. In any situation, funny or
otherwise, he can always add some
thing to what the producer once
thought was an ample script. It was
Tar an' Feathers Editors
Explain, Withdraw From Feud
To the DTH and the Student Body:
In the past month quite a feud has
sprung up between our Tar an'
Feathers on one side, and the Caro
lina Mag and the Daily Tar Heel
on the other. This feud has arisen
from the fact that the policy directors
on the two latter sjtaff s want to have
Tar an Feathers abolished, for rea
sons which we will not question here.
Naturally we believe that Tar an
Feathers merits continuation, and we
have hit back with the means at our
disposal: first, a statement of the
reasons for our defense, and second,
a satirical counter-attack in the last
two issues of our magazine.
As we have publicly stated before,
we realize that expenditures must be
cut, and no one is more anxious to do
the right things toward winning this
war than we are. But we feel that
two good campus magazines can con
tinue to be put out with the decreased
funds which will be available next
year. A reduction in the size of both
magazines will be sufficient.
We are by no means in favor of
discontinuing either the Mag or the
Tar Heel. On the contrary, we feel
that both of them are definitely a
real asset to the campus. The articles
in the last two issues of T&F which
dealt with the Mag and Tar Heel
were not intended to be "blasts" at
either one. Two organizations which
take such definite and controversial
stands as they have taken this year
cannot help but lay themselves open
to satire. Satire is our field, so we
seeks the darkness of a theater to
took them as subjects, along with the
Student council, the legislature,
ROTC, CVTC, movies, the adminis
tration, and the coeds. The Mag and
DTH should not be so sensitive in
such good company.
Sunday morning the Tar Heel stat
ed hat we had spent $500 of the
students' money just to say that the
Tar Heel is "lousy." Actually the
, only articles which could be construed
to make fun of DTH are two articles
on page 3, two paragraphs on page
5, part of page 16, item 8 on page 18,
and one sentence inside the back cov
er. We do not believe that these
he who wondered why Bagdad Daddy
had 365x wives instead of 730. Of
course, he is the sole judge of the
worth of his wit and the fact that his
neighbors cast scornful glances at his
person phases him not in the least.
Burly ushers are the only cure for
Next is the poor heel who has never
been told that there is an Arboretum.
I don't mind him when he operates in
the confines of his own seat, but when
stray arms and legs start jabbing
my person, I become very angry, and
on several occasions, I have stealth
ily pricked a wandering portion of
anatomy with my pen-knife, which,
by the way, is a very sharp little
rascal. This person is also hated by
Hollywood magnates because most
people have such an inate morbid cur
. iosity that they look at him instead
of the movie.
The last heel to be described is
of a universal sort. I know you have
seen him. He either has kidney
trouble or is continually expecting
an important phone call in the man
ager's office, because he is always
getting up to go out, only to return
two minutes later. He wouldn't be
so obnoxious if he picked an aisle
seat, but he always picks a center
seat, and he always gets up in the
middle of an exciting episode. ' If
you are bigger than he is, he can
usually be persuaded to stay put. -His
sort, however, always seem to
have a fatal tendency to be ex-pugilists.
items even intimate that the Tar
Heel is "lousy;" nor do we think that
a careful account would show that
this space cost even 5 per cent of $500.
A great deal of the material which
we have printed concerning the Mag
and the DTH may easily have been
in bad taste. We admit this, and in
the future neither the Mag nor DTH
will be even mentioned in Tar an
Feathers. All we ask in return is
fair treatment. The Mag and the
Tar Heel will continue their cam
paign to have T&F abolished. Which
is all right by us, even if such a move
is unpopular with the students, as
shown in the impartial CPU poll
when only 27 per cent voted to do
away with Tar an' Feathers first.
AH we want is that they avoid unfair
statements like the one quoted above
and that they forget personal grudges
against the present editor. In other
words, plain facts and honest opin
ions, not personal slander and ob
Another question has been brought
to our attention: The Mag staff has
been digging up the ground around
Graham Memorial to find copies of
humor magazines from other schools
from which we allegedly have "stol
en" articles and then buried to cover
up our sin. We will save them a lot
of trouble. In the first place, some
one was pulling their leg about our
ever burying any magazines. In the
second place, the idea for page 3 of
the January issue was borrowed from
the Cornell Widow; the idea for page
1 of the February issue from the
Dartmouth Jacko-Lantem; and the
idea for page 5 from the NYU Va
rieties. These articles were not "stolen";
only the idea outline was borrowed,
and we worked the stories out in our
own way. No copyrights were vio
lated. We felt that these ideas were
good enough to merit borrowing. And
we quote from the Jacko-Lantem
copyright: "Exclusive reprint rights
are granted to college humor and all
recognized college magazines."
Furthermore, of what use are the
70 copies which we exchange with
college magazines all over the coun
try, if not to obtain ideas? That
constitutes the total of our "steals."
And did anyone ever question those
H cartoons in the January Magi
Each engraving had been dutifully
lifted from the files of our own humor
We hope that this letter has cleared
up at least the reasons for any bad
feeling which exists. We have per
haps been at fault in hitting back at
the Mag and the Tar Heel. There
will be no more of this in the future.
Both sides have behaved in a rather
undignified manner. All publications
might improve their quality by stick
ing to their own work. We assure
the student body that we will keep
our noses out of our opponents' af
fair. We hope they will follow suit. '
Editor of Tar an' Feathers
Stud Gleicher, associates
Morty Ulman, business manager..
it happens here . . .
4:30 Hillel house. Regular coffee
5:30 Boxing room. Yackety Yack
pictures for boxing squad.
6:15 Lenoir Dining hall. Fresh
man Friendship Council meeting.
6:30 Memorial hall. Sound and
7:00 Graham Memorial blackout
7:15 DTH night office. Sports
IN TIMES LIKE THESE
WHEN EVERY MILE COUNTS
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