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THE DAILY TAR HEEL
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1946
The official newspaper f the Publications Union of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel where it is printed daily, except Mondays, examinations and vacation periods.
Entered as second class matter at the post office at Chapel Hill. N. C, under the act of
March 8, 1879. Subscription price is $5.00 for the college year.
Complete Leased Wire Service of United Press
WESTY FENHAGEN .
EDITORIAL. STAFF: Bay Conner, Fred Jacobson. Dorothy Marshall, Gloria Gautier, Mort
Sneed, Dick KoraJ, JJic totem.
NEWS EDITORS: Bob Levin, Jack Lackey.
COPY EDITOR: Bill Lamkin-
REPORTERS: Betty Green. Jo Push, Frances Halser. Janet Johnston. Mary Hfll Gaston.
Bettie Washburn, Gloria Robbins, Sam Summerlin, Elaine Fatton, Mickie Derieux. Gene
Anchbacher, John Giles, Koland uiduz, Darley Lochner, Posey Emerson, Elizabeth Barnes.
SPORTS EDITORS: Carroll Poplin, Irwin SmaDwood.
SPORTS STAFF: Howard Merry, Frank Miller, Clark StaHwortb,, Mel Cohen, Bob Fried
lander, Buddy Gotterman, Jo Farris, Jim Kluttz.
ADVERTISING MANAGER: Bill Selig. s
ADVERTISNG LAYOUT MANAGER: Ann Thornton; Assistant, Don Shields.
BUSINESS STAFF: Suzanne Barclay, Natalie Selig, Claude Ramsay, Strowd Ward, Bar
ADVERTISING STAFF: Adelaide McNarty, Ruth Gay, Virginia Wilson, Peggy Cates,
Sarah Wood, Gene Heafner, Bettie Cheatham, Nancy Westbrook, Jean Youngblood.
Clare Hudson, Nancy Maupin, Ann Geohegan, Lois Clarke, Hal Dickens, Zeb Little,
Eddie Owens, Mary Widener, Fay Maples, Marianne Brown, Jane Slaughter, Mary Jo
. Cain, Ann Cobb, Louise Kins, Jeanne Driscoll, Betty Lamb. Nooky McGee, Jo McMillan.
Mag Editors Cry, 'Lei Up,
We Found 500 More Copies 9
By Bob Levin
To the victor goes the spoils is a proverb that holds more than
water in the present Carolina Mag shakeup.
Stepping into a thankless job, Fred Jacobson and myself have
replaced Army bound Colbert who replaced Hendren who crept
in legally. It is our job to get the Mag out by examination time a
short month away. Get it out in
TIMES HAVE CHANGED
Selective Service did an excellent job during the war. Now
that we enjoy peace, our ways of living are returning to normal
again. All over the country men and women are trying to read
just themselves to their new way of living. It has brought many
problems into their lives. A father returns to his estranged
family. His child even fails to recognize him. The mother, who
spent her days slaving in the factory, tries to build a home for
her husband and child. Men are trying to find the work that will
suit their ability and suffice their monetary needs. The road
back to the normal ways of livin ghas many twists and turns. It
is ironic that the men and women who have done most to help
their country should find' themselves in trouble even though the
fruits of their labor have been won.
The men who go into the services now will fare no better. They
will spend the best years of their lives wasting their time in the
service while a multitude of opportunities must pass them by.
Selective Service does not do the job in peacetime it was designed we will have about 3,000 copies
for in wartime. We cannot afford to ruin any more lives than we printed to be on the safe side.
Clearly, a new circulation
an office hurricane struck with
jumbled copy, art work, unsign
ed humor, and a plethora of un
filled cuts. Our grisly staff we
two and poetry editor Dick Stern
have been living in the office in
an heroic effort to grope our way
to light and the deadline.
The three days of our term
have been filled with an endless
stream of irate students coming
in and giving us the barracks bag
routine. Others call, some leave
notes but all ask, "Where is the
damn Mag ?" We're not facetious
but the truth is we don't have
a copy ourselves. It's very em
barrassing, but true. To every
phillipic inquiry we can only an
swer, "We're new here."
Careful checking by the staff
disclosed that 3100 copies were
printed by the Orange Printshop.
fhis has been verified by the shop
foreman. Our circulation man
ager, Tom Corpening, could not
be reached but we know definite
ly that he has about 500 unde
livered Mags hidden that will be
put out immediately. Next issue
have already. The freshman who enters college today, is tocj
young to join the service even if he wishes to do so. Optimistical
ly, he figures that by dint of hard work and the grace of the draft
board he might be able to finish his college work before the armed
services might need him. After he has finished three quarters
and registered, he begins to feel the hot breath of the draft board
on his nek. He makes up his mind that the draft board will win
the argument. His school work slackens. Thus he begins to
waste time already. He becomes careless and acts indifferently.
Indifference is dangerous in young people with a great future.
With the new regulations a lot of older men are being called,
too. Men who are engrossed in their law or pre-med studies
have to go. What good will their knowledge be to the service?
What good will they be able to do for civilization after they have
left the service. It is singularly clear that our Selective Service
Law must be revisioned immediately. This war was won as much
by the men who were able to do the bram work as those who
were unfortunate enough to do the dirty work close with the
enemy. The backbone of a better and stronger America is an.
educated youth not a military one.
February is Brotherhood Month. We are observing it today
with a few immortal quotations. Written at different periods in
history, they express the age old theme that winds through the
story of mankind's struggles for the good life. It remains for us
to re-interpret this theme in terms of the conditions and needs
We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain un
alinable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pur
suit of Happiness.
Declaration of Independence
Lo, soul! seest thou not God's purpose from the first?
The earth to be spanned, connected by network,
The people to become brothers and sisters,
The races, neighbors, to marry and be given in marriage,
The oceans to be crossed, the distant brought near,
The lands to be welded together.
Write me as one that loves his fellowman.
Leigh Hunt (Abou Ben Adhem)
Out upon this half f ac'd fellowship !
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow- citizens you
can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you
may fool all the people .some of the time: you can even fool some .
of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all the people
all the time.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be master. This ex
presses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to
the extent of the difference, is no democracy.
scheme is needed and we are
earnestly working out just such
a plan. Being true artists, we are
more than anxious that you get
a copy of our March Mag. Being
frugal and full of righteousness,
we feel that the Mag is due you
as part of the publications fee
paid at registration. But we are
not perspicacious. We can't tell
you where January's copies can
Our new plan when com
pleted will adequately flood the
campus with Mags. Cover every
dorm, frat, and sorority house.
Petulant town students will be
able to find it, married couples
will share a copy, professors wil
have them and there may be
some left over for our office.
We are fully aware that the
thorn of mal-circulation in the
side of publications the Tar
Heel too may blossom into a
cactus unless definite remedial
steps are taken. Next quarter's
increased enrollment may burst
the boil into painful campus ac
tion. We feel that our plan
which is to be announced next
week, will satisfactorily defeat
It is our aim more than hav
ing just a good Mag to have a
Mag that is ubiquitous. You can
get it everywhere.
'Cult of Unintelligibility'
Argued by Mag Poet Editor
By Dick Stern
Two days ago in these columns, Mr. Morton Seif delivered him
self of a criticism of the "poetry" (Mr. S. was skeptical) which had
made its appearance in the recent Carolina Magazine. At the risk
of soiling the "ivory .tower," I am attempting herein to drain Mr.
Seif's criticism of a few of itsr
An Apology to the Student Body
I want to apologize to the student body for the way in which the
election for secretary-treasurer of the student body was conducted
and the fact that provisions of the elections bill were violated.
These violations were entirely unintentional and an oversight on
my part. The elections committee as it was then made up was
not capable, of handling an election by itself and had depended on
ture and other interested stu
dents who assisted in conducting
the election. Due to the fact that
this election was not a major
election and the interest was
rather low, the committee was
unable to find the necessary peo
ple to assist it. However, this is
not an excuse and the fault is en
tirely my own since I had accept
ed the responsibility of conduct
ing the election.
I deeply appreciate the vote of
confidence given me by the legis
lature last night in rejecting my
resignation as chairman of the
elections committee, and I as
sure the student body that I wil
make every attempt to conduct
anv succeeding elections in a
manner which is in accordance
with the elections bill.
Since tne legislature nas in
creased the size of the elections
committee, I feel sure that we
will be better able to administer
the laws regarding elections.
This committee will meet Mon
day afternoon and set the date
for the election of the secretary-
treasurer of the student body.
Chairman, Elections Committee
Carolina needs to go back to its
finer standards of the past. I
call attention to some of the 1941
editions of the Magazine which
the editorial board and all con
cerned might well consider for a
Irrespective of where it is read
in our nation, the Carolina Maga
zine should be one that reflects
the high standards of our uni
versity. John Giles
inaccuracies, and to emulate him
i ii i it m
in cringing tnem to tne lar
Mr. Seif has so very effectively
demolished the structure of my
unfortunate confreres that there
is no oust remaining on wnicn
their shaky structures can be re
molded. At the risk of seeming
immodest, I should like to say
that Mr. Seif's atomic bomb has
slightly missed the periphery of
sensible criticism in his remarks
about ray own offerings to the
Discounting his irrelevant con
cern about the unfavorable dis
proportion of my practice and
spare times, with its contradict
ory afterthought that my poetry
was a good exercise, we come
to the following statement : "
a caret ul reading oi nis work
will reveal imperfect rhymes.
clumsy rhythms, and adumbra
tion (you had better check the
College Standard here, Morty)
for what Robert Hillyer has de
scribed as the 'cult of unintelli-gibility'."
Either Mr. Seif's definition of
reading does not coincide with
mine, Or he is an unfortunate vic
tim of acute hyperopia. If Mr.
Seif had read this poetry "care
fully" (for most of us, casually
would have done it) only a per
verted retina or an Oriental rhy
thmic sense would have hid for
him the fact that the sonnets
(the only poems written in the
classic form) contained exactly
140 syllables, 10 to a line, ac
cented with the conventional
iambic and fitting into the classic
rhyme schemes of the Italian
and Shakespearean sonnets.
There is no such animal as "im
perfect rhyme" in the verse ter
minology. If Mr. Seif was per
taining to weak rhyme or asson
ance, there wasn't any of that
in these poems (the call of the
print must be a powerful one).
Then to Mr. Seif's flaunting of
Mr. Hillyer's tattered flag, the
flag which people who mistake
their guts for their soul have
continued to throw at modern
poetry since its beginnings,
namely, the "cult of unintelligi
bility." Modern poetry (including, if I
may-tempt modesty again, my
own) is written for animals (pre
ferably human) who are over 12
years of age. It is not to be
chewed with our desert or
smoKeo witn your cigar, it is
supposed to be thought over (if
you are interested) until the
images, which are perhaps new
to you, are crystallized into a
sort of a mental axe to chop down
whatever barriers confront the
poet (and, we hope, the you).
I am partially relieved of this
sledgehammer of Mr. Seif's, by
his flattering association of my
work with that of the Messrs.
Eliot and Auden, who are con
sidered by the non-comic-mentis
crowd as the foremost bards of
the age. Coming from another
source, this would be welcome'
As for Mr. Seif's dissertation
on "structural symmetry" only
quotation marks need to be add
ed to that. Since my structural
solecisms seem to be the faults
of Mr. Seif's retina, I think that
an eye doctor might be recom
mended even more than copies of
the Poetics and The Sacred
However the key to the erup
tions of the new Matthew Ar
nold came in his rendering a defi
nition of "carpal" (which he in-
With the anticipation of read
ing a good campus magazine, all
of us were built up for the cur
rent issue of the Carolina Maga-
ml m i a
zme. mere nave Deen more than
a few discussions about some of
the things that were regretably
put in it. Most of these discus
sions have ended with a general
agreement that we are disap
pointed with our Mag.
In the interest of helping in
the creation of a better Carolina
Magazine these suggestions are
offered. The current opinion of
a number of students is that the
Mag should not be the means of
publishing "Street and Smith"
spice stories. The editorial board
in the selection of its feature
stories should use a bit more
disgression the campus wants
neither a church publication nor
one filled with dime novel cuss
I call attention to the purpose
for which the Magazine was orig
inally created as advocated in the
first issue in 1851: "This period
ical is devoted to Literature and
the formation of the correct
taste." To put the original edi
torial policy into present day
practice, a feature article on
some important local or campus
figure authoress Betty Smith
for example could be included
in the Mag. Another article could
be devoted to some current cam
pus need or problem set forth in
more detail than would be pos
sible in the Daily Tar Heel.
Above all the Mag should give
students an opportunity to give
vent to their best efforts at crea
If criticism of this issue seems
unduly harsh, it is only because
To the Editor:
Primary elections for house
president were held in Mclver
Thursday night. We wish to of
fer protest : both for the manner
in which the election was con
ducted and for the apathy ex
hibited by the coeds in seeing
that a fair procedure Was fol
lowed. The voting was carried out by
a show of hands with little
semblance of order, method or
efficiency. When the closeness
of the count was announced, a
motion was made and. seconded
that a revote be conducted. Here
are just two examples oi tne
thinking evidenced. Missing the
point entirely, the chairman sug
gested that only an election be
tween the two lowest candidates
See LETTERS page b
Now Hear This:
correctly says that I misused).
I suddenly realized that Mr. Seif
not only misunderstood the line
(which he denies unemphatical
ly) but he misunderstands the
name and nature of poetry. At
the risk of appearing ungracious
I should like to bestow on Mr.
Seif a slightly different form of
the adjective which he saddled
me with, "unintelligible."
By Jack Lackey
The student body is going to
vote once again for a secretary
treasurer. Jimmie Wallace wasn't
satisfied with the way the election
was run last week, and Jimmie is
a very convincing speaker. He
convinced most of the legislature
last Thursday night that it wasn't
run right. The next step will pro
bably be his trying to convince
all of us that we voted for the
Jimmie has charged" that the
elections committee has fallen
down on the job. He claims that
the whole legislature has been
negligent. Jimmie is a member of
the United Carolina Party. Walt
Brinkley, chairman of the elec
tions committee, is a member of
the same party. So are the ma
jority of the elections committee
members. The speaker of the leg
islature which Jimmie thinks was
negligent is also a member of that
party and so are a majority of
the members of the legislature.
They were negligent, says Jim
The other party won the elec
No charge of misconduct has
been substantiated against the
winning candidate pr against
the winning party. Jimmie found
some technicalities in the elec
tions bill which weren't observed,
so now we are to have another
Of course there are only five
weeks left in the term that are
to be filled. It was bad enough to
have to elect a man for such a
short term. Now we have to com
plete this foolishness all over
again. Jimmie wasn't satisfied.
Let us hope the next election
meets with his approval.