The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, February 23, 1946, Page 2, Image 2
PAGE TWO THE DAILY TAR HEEL SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1946 PA I lei Tt nc in at SI se is CI PI C ca ec O IX H it f I S( CI n o d o I ( i mm- Daily 661 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 ROBERT MORRISON WESTY FENHAGEN . EDDIE ALLEN BETTIE GAITHER Editor Managing Editor Associate Editor ..Business CLIFFORD HEMINGWAY Circulation Manager Manager 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 bara Thorson. 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. STRICTLY DETRIMENTAL 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. APROPOS FEBRUARY 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 of today. 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. Walt Whitman Write me as one that loves his fellowman. Leigh Hunt (Abou Ben Adhem) Out upon this half f ac'd fellowship ! Shakespeare 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. Abraham Lincoln 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 be found. 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 this nemesis. 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. Walt Brinkley, 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 model. 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 Coed Voting Mag Criticized inaccuracies, and to emulate him i ii i it m in cringing tnem to tne lar Heel's attention. 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 Muse. 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' indeed. 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 Wood. 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- Dear Editor, 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 words. 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 tive writing. 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." Writer Views Nullification By Legislature 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 wrong man. 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 mie. The other party won the elec tion. 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 election. 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.