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THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1912
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For This It sue:
News: HA YD EN CARRUTH
Sports: EARLE HELLEN
Editorial Boaks: Mac Norwood, Henry MolL
Columnists: Marion Lippnscott, Waiter Damtoft, Harley Moore, Elsie
Lyon, Brad McCuen, Tom Hammond.
News Editoks: Bob Heke, Pan! Komisaruk, Hayden Carruth.
Assistant News: A. D. Currie, Walter Klein, Westy Fcnhagen, Bob
Ezpobttes: Jimmy Wallace, BiHy Webb, Larry Dale, Charles Kessler,
Burke Shipley, Elton Edwards, Gene Smith, Morton Cantor, Nancy
Smith, Jule Phoenix, Janice Fertelberg, Jim Loeb, Lou Alice Taylor.
Photoqufhe2: Hugh lfcrton.
Assistant Photographies: Tyler Nonrse, Bm Taylor.
Spcsts Eums: Harry HaDiugswurth.
Night Sposts Edttoes: Earie HeDen, Mark Garner, Bill Woestendaek.
Spcsts Sefobtiss: Ben Snyder, Stud Gleicher, Thac Tate, Phyllis
Advixilstn'Q Managers: Jack Dube, Bill Stanback, Ditri Bnice.
Ousham RrPEESXNTAxms: Marvin Rosen, Bob Bettman.
Local Adtestising Staff: Jimmy Norria, Buddy Cummin gs, Richard
Wiseberg, Charlie WeilL Betty Booker, Bill Collie, Jack Warner,
Stan Legmn, Dick Xeraer.
Office Staff: Bob Crews, Eleanor Soule, Jeannie Hermann, Bob
Typist: Ardis Kipp.
Circulation Office Managers: Rachel Dal ton, Harry Lewis, Larry
Goldrich, Bob Godwin.
You must be used to the cut above by now.
It is a cartoon of the two f eudin' gentlemen of
last quarter who have lately turned allies.
Reason: the birth of the New Magazine, which
with the Legislature's sanction last week, put a
final end to the feudin mags as they were both
abolished in favor of the New Magazine.
At this action, we were content because for four
months, ever since the idea of one magazine was
aired, we have been In favor of combination.
For after careful investigation we found that
the two current magazines would not be the same
publications next year. Financial facts proved
that they would be cheaper and smaller than the
Carolina Mag and Tar an' Feathers that the cam
pus has been reading. Investigating further, we
found that the students could be served one-third
more cartoons and photos if both the mags were
By Ben McKinnon
From an editorial in yesterday's Tar Heel, have
been cut these sentences which are a misrepresen
tation of facts.
"Apparently Ben McKinnon is putting student
government and the campus to a lot of trouble just
to satisfy his own curiosity.
. "Yesterday when he handed the petition of over
400 signatures to Bert Bennett, president of the
student body, McKinnon confessed that he knew
the necessary 1750 students would not vote, that
he just "wanted to see how the vote would come
"We question his present attitude toward the
student body vote."
If the editorial writer had read the front page
on Tuesday's Tar Heel he would have seen that
I was accurately quoted as having said, "As the
situation stands, I was almost on the verge of
dropping the whole idea realizing that it would be
practically impossible to get the necessary one
haif of the student body to vote on the issue. But
so many students have told me that even if the
petition did not go through, they really wanted to
see how campus opinion stands on this important
isue, that I have determined to see it through."
This is exactly as I explained the situation to
Bert. It is not I alone who wants to see how the
vote will come out, as inferred by the editorial, but The other day we were ambling
it is the Student body who wants to see how the down the basement hall of the Phi
the weary wisher ...
By Hayden Carruth
Most prominent feature of yester
day's DTH was the bold-faced front
page editorial ingratiatingly headed
"Apologies. Contained within was
a straightforward letter by Roland
Parker disavowing Daily Tar Heel
statements that he had advocated
abolition of student government, and
a long-winded, sticky bit of apologe
tic verbiage dished up by the editors.
Beside the fact that the correction,
as it was written, displayed poor
journalistic taste, the story behind
the offense i3 one of interest un
diminished. Roger Mann, recently elected Di
Senate speaker, as usual plunged
headlong into his task with high am
bitions and, as usual, cast aside much
- of the ethical in his strivings. His
task: putting the Di, most decadent
campus organization, on a firm foot
ing; his method: publicity, legiti
mate or otherwise.
Mann has been long schooled in the
tactics of dramatic publicity; his
presidency of the IRC prepared him
for the task. Circumstances connived
to abet his cause. The regular DTH
managing editor was sojourning
temporarily in the infirmary while'
the rest of the staff muddled through
with confusion. The scene was ad
mirably set for cut-throatism.
Reporter Klein, youthful and im
pressionable (he who was so im
pressed by an afternoon with Harris
that the whole-campus Free Browder
movement cracked about his head)
has been Mann's aide de camp since .
mid-fall quarter. He was admitted
ly inducted into IRC membership for
needed publicity breaks in DTH news
With the staff in chaos, Mann
and protege plugged the Di, with
Parker as victim. News stories claim
ed that Parker would demand aboli
tion of student government at a Di
meeting. Posters, liberally splashed
over the campus, definitely implied
the same, although careful wording
saved Mann whenthe crisis appear
ed. Roland Parker's whole Work at the
University, before and after his ac
ceptance of a position in Dean Brad
Shaw's office, has been the further
ance and strengthening of student
government here. The Di stories and
posters were direct slander, criminal
in an off-campus court.
across the desk . . .
vote will come out. This fact, it seems to me, has
been definitely proved by the signatures of over
400 people 50 more names than were needed
to a petition which remained up for the short
combined into one. The fact that together next time f Friday through Monday.
year's magazines would have eight more pages
than the single New Magazine does not seem im
portant because those extra pages must go light
So we believed and still do that maintaining
two separate magazines would mean giving the
campus two "B" products and that a single grade
"A" publication would be more attractive to the
Today, tie students will decide whether the
Legislature's decision was a wise move.
The allies above, the Carolina Mag and the Tar
an' Feathers have strangely joined together to
battle the Legislature's New Magazine today by a
referendum of the Legislature's action.
But again, the "two magazines" for which the
allies are fighting are not the .two magazines of
this year. They are two magazines drastically re
duced in amount of pages, cartoons, and photo
graphs. ,"One magazine" would be a 36-page publication
I get somewhat riled, myself, at editorials such
Editor's note: We apologize for riling Mr.
McKinnon on this one particula r point. We con
cede that the information from which the edi
torial was written was inaccurate and incom
plete. THE MARCH OF CAROLINA . . .
Jwo years ago, NROTC unit installed. One year
- ago, course and graduation requirement speed-up.
Six months ago, OSCD established. Five months
ago, CVTC under way. Four months ago, informa
tion center set up and dormitory "bull sessions"
scheduled. Three months ago, state panels radiate
to all centers, air raid and red cross classes start
ed. Two and a half months ago, emergency com
mittee prepares to insure good war government.
Two months ago, first blackout. One and a half
months ago, dance legislation cuts expenditures.
with one-third more photos and cartoons and com- Three weeks ago, total blackout. Today, mass
parable in blending of material to the first try CVTC drill. And in two weeks the Naval air school
the sample "Baby-Esquire" of a few months ago. begins grinding out 1,000 pilots a month. Carolina
It would have both the Tar an' Feathers and the on the march.
Carolina Mag staffs working on it, and salaried Yes, although it may not have been as dramatic
positions for both, McKinnon and Meyer -of the as the brief word picture intimates, the march of
abolished humor and literary mags. Daily Tar Heel headlines has told development
Today the "completely literary" and the "com- rung by rung of a sleepy college town to a busy
pletely humor" magazine supporters, James Cox collegiate war center, a song as martial as if the
and Eric Josephson from the Mag and "Ben Mc- tones of trumpets had sounded every note. This
Kinnon from the Tar an' Feathers, ask us to go to is the story of the times, and each paragraph,
the polls, and by referendum nullify the New Mag- even each word has its counterpart in every cen-
azine and bring back two. ter of the nation, metropolis or country hamlet.
However, we would like you to decide for your- And this is the story that will unfold tomorrow
self and, like the referendum supporters, urge you night at the pageant, titled accurately "Carolina
to go to the polls today and vote for what you Meets the Challenge." Carolina has met the chal-
think best their proposal or the Legislature's lenge, and, while the challenge continues to hold
New Magazine. sway at each new turn, Carolina will continue to
It is your decision to make. . meet and meet it with action, hard and fast. Few
- ; can know all the angles of this far-flung project.
IN PASSING Material' had to be gathered from a hundred
sources to get all of Carolina's war activities writ
Note to the Board of Education: Now that ten into the script. It's all there, however, briefed
you've abolished Easter" Vacation, what are you into a stirring history of the times in Chapel Hill,
planning to do about Spring Fever? The Detroit there for all students to see and hear tomorrow
Bete House when we noticed that
the door to the huge York safe was
open. Determined to observe the
mysteries of the vault, we unobtru
sively crossed the corridor and peer
ed into the dimness. There, hardly
discernible, were four well wrapped
automobile tires. Shame!
It is with a mingled sigh of relief
and a tang of sorrow that "we saw
the magazine issue go the way of all
issues brought before the Legisla
ture. Having found the hotly con
tested issue both good filler for this
column and having been pressed by
the promoters of combination to in
clude bits of propaganda, it seems
sad that all is said and done. Ah!
but wait. ...
Following the campus-wide criti
cism of Leon Henderson's speech, the
men of the CPU were more than
happy over the reception that Sena
tor Harry Truman received Thurs
day night. It has been many a month
since we have heard a man shoot
straight from the shoulder, say his
bit, and allow his audience to under
stand that he did not know the an
swer to a question the quick way. A
sincere, inherently honest man, Tru
man impressed all that he was in
Washington to serve the people of
the nation first and Senator Truman
secondly. If there were 96 Trumans
in the Senate, the people of the U. S.
could rest assured that their inter
ests were being regarded in every is
The other day, Juanita Sinclair
was in the Lounge of Graham Me
morial picking out a tune on the sel-dom-in-tune
piano. The job was to
make up a song for her pharmaceu
tical sorority. The words had 'been
written, but the tune was a bit more
As she was engaged in melodious
labor a gentleman came over and ask
ed if he could help her. She explained
her difficulties and he helped her
write the melody and write it down
in the even measures demanded by
custom. When the words had been
set to a suitable tune, he told her
that if the song pleased her sorority,
she might bring it to him at the Inn
and they would work out the music
for the piano. She inquired whom
to ask for. It was Clarence Adler.
Juanita's sorority has the honor
of a song which was. written by one
of America's leading musicians.
TarHsDeids OSCD Record
Against Columnist's Attack
To the Editor:
In the haste to get his column off
to meet the deadline, Mr. Walter
Damtoft, of your newspaper, .des
cribed a picture of the OSCD in yes
terday's Daily Tar HeeL He cited
visiting his home in Asheville, where
he saw men and women learning first
aid and bomb decontamination. Af-
ter showing us how patriotic his
home town has been, he then des
cended upon the OSCD in all the fury
that Among the Damned could mus
ter. There are, however, several things
that Mr. Damtoft has left out. Among
these is the fact that he could have
found out with a mfnimnTn of inquiry
that civilian protection, training, air
raids, etc, is but one fourth of our
entire student program. He com
pletely overlooks the job we have
done in our morale this year, as well
as in the fields of consumer research,
curriculum conxmitees, in recreation
la Carrhoro, in carrying out two air
raid black-outs, in getting a ham ra
dio coarse available for over 105 stu
dents, in organizing bull sessions
which affected approximately 250
students a week throughout the quar
ter, information bulletin boards
which were erected in six dormi
tories, and an offer to every Air
Raid warden, as well as anyone else
(including Mr. Damtoft) to take
first aid courses.
For Mr. Damtoft's benefit, it might
be well to point out that due to an
inefficient state civilian defense or
ganization up Tmtfi a month and a
half ago, no training material was
available in North Carolina. The
OSCD was the first agency in Chapel
Hill to receive a complete set of
pamphlets describing training pro
grams. It was thought wise, as it
still is, that all training programs on
civilian protection should be insti
tuted through the town organization.
Hence, the pamphlets were turned
over to the town authorities. When
we had posts open for some of the
75 students in April, only two stu
dents came to register for the cours
es. Upon investigation by this of
fice, the rest of the students -interviewed
"just didn't have time" to go
to classes twice a week to learn firr.
aid. Perhaps next year will show a
greater willingness in the part cf
the student body to take these train
The OSCD wants criticism badlj.
It asks only that the people who
criticize know what has been done,
and that the criticisms be in the form
of suggestions for improvement, I
is easy to condemn from ignorance.
It is difficult, indeed, to swallow un
fair criticism from the ignorant.
There is one more thing: the OSCD
this year started from scratch. It
was one of the two colleges in the
country even to think of establishing
in the fall a student defense office.
Its main job this year ha3 been to
break the ground for the future,
when students for the duration might
develop, expand, better integrate its
activities than we have done this
year. We admit to many mistakes
and have not been zs thorough on
several projects a3 we might have
been. We ask only for a fair and
honest appraisal, when our day of
Thank you for your first rate co
operation. - Sincerely,
it happens here .
9-5:00 Campus-wide referendum
on magazine question. Voting at
10:30 Both CVTC units to hold
2:00 Graham Memorial directors
to meet in the Grail Room.
5:00 E. P. Coffey continues his
series of crime lectures in Graham
. 7:00 Dr. B.- Swalin will address
the North Carolina Symphony club
in Hill halL
8:00 May Court
8 :50 Dr. T. Smith concludes the
famous Weil lectures in Gerrard hall.
If t j - J" 1 '04--v - T
. IMenadl. i? HnaeiiDay?
They're taking no chances
Day and night thonsanda of civilian volunteer, at Army antKor
Jd obsenrauon i posts report Aircraft Flash Message to Army
fiber centers-by telephone. From to information, each planed
ZT T m" maP'ed o operation, boards
mch as the one shown above-by telephone. Shonld checking
unportant part m the defense strategy... in warm-, endangered
coramaniUeS...in mobilizing civilian defense units"
SSr aorities -
tem. Thj, . . 6 te'ePhone facilities used by the air defense
' 13 bDt antter Pl of a war-time job well done.