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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1351
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Associate ditor ....
Andy Taylor. News Editor
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Fay Massengill. Society Editor
-lancy Burgess. Assoc. Soc. Ed.
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Morse. Peggy Keith. Ann Gowan, Joan Palmer, Peggy Anderson, Fletcher
Sports staff: Bill Peacock. Biff Roberts. Art Greenbaum. Ken Barton, Leo
Northart, Ed Starnes, Bill Hughes. Jack Claiborne. Angelo Vewlicanno.
Society staff: Franny Sweat, Lu Overton, Lou Daniel, link Gobbei, Helen
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For This Issue: Night Editor
Criminal Coed Activity
The fact that the Student Council had to take the trial
of house rule violation cases away from the Women's Honor
Council indicates a great lack of responsibility on the part of
members of the coed court and others responsible for the ad
ministration of coed justice.
The Student Constitution plainly states that such cases
are the province, of the House Councils. Yet, this week the
Student Council ruled on a case of house rule violation that
was appealed bacause the defendant was tried before the
Women's Honor Council. The defendant had appealed on
the grounds that her trial was unconstitutional and the Stu
dent Council ruled it so.
The Council should never have had to make such a ruling.
Constitution is quite clear on who has the original jurisdiction
in such cases. The fact that a clear-cut mandate of the Con
stitution has been completely ignored by the coed judiciary
points up a shocking lack of responsibility, and perhaps some '
criminal negligence on the part of coed judiciary leaders.
There should be some more light shed on the reasons be
hind the situation that existed before the Student Council's
ruling. Just when was the practice of trying house rule cases
before the Women's Honor Council begun? Who was responsi
ble for this complete disregard for the Constitution's require
ments? How many coeds have been done an injustice be
cause of the situation? These are questions that need looking
A great lessening of respect for the coed court system has
been the result of the criminal lack of responsibility. More
over, there have been a great number of injustices done to
coeds who have been tried before the Honor Council for viola
tion of house rules. Even if the offenders were guilty', their's
has been an unjust punishment. Appearances before and ac
tions by the Honor Council go on the record of those persons
involved. Such has been the case for those tried before the
Council for. violations of regulations that, while they may be
highly iimoortant, can not be, by any stretch of the imagina
tion, considered part of the Campus Code.
The entire field of coed justice has been put under a cloui
by the situation revealed in the Student Council ruling. Im
mediate steps should be taken to assure no recurrences of
such a state of affairs, and that the full story of the situation
is brought into the open.
Worthy Academic Ideal
The resolution introduced in last week's Student Legisla
ture calling for quiz files to be set up in all departments of
the University seeks to do the commendable chore of equaliz
ing the study opportunities of all students, but its ideal will
probably be pretty hard to realize.
The measure asked that all academic departments put
their quizzes on file as "representative" study material for
the purpose of study by students just as' are textbooks and
library material. The idea of the resolution was to give
every student the chance at. such study material. At present,
the quiz files of fraternities provide their members with such
material. Also, student in such fields as chemistry, medicine,
law, and accounting, often keep their hands on old quizzes
that are used as common study material.
The Student Council has ruled, and properly so, that old
quizzes are valid study material. Those who have for years
harped upon fraternity files as something incompatible with
the Honor Code have not realized that while some uses to
which the material is put are certainly Code offenses, the
.Tiles themselves are just so much more legitimate study ma
terial. The trouble with equalizing the files ist the great amount
of "work it might put upon the various departments in having
to revise every quiz so that a mere memorizing of questions
and answers would not suffice to pass the quizzes. Certainly,
such files would make it much easier for students to use the
material improperly and would cause a greater strain on the
Honor Councils when called on to decide cases in which the
question of improper use arose.
Still, the resolution expresses an ideal that should cer
tainly be strived for. Whether the legislative branch of stu
dent ::ovrnmcnt she i.M concern itself with such academic
problems is a debatable question, but it has, and, in doing so,
hit upon,1 a quite valid point. Every student has the right to
every bit of study material available, and certainly old quizV
,xzes fall in that catagory. --. - ' i:
ROY PARKER. JR.
... CHUCK HAUSER
.... DON MAYNARD
... ZANE ROBBINS
Neil Cadieu. Ad.- Mgr.
Oliver Watkins. Office Mgr.
Shasta Bryant, Circ. Mgr.
Tom McCall. Subs. Mgr.
Sports. Bili Hughes
on the Carolina
by Chuck Hauser
The five sbrbritiesdn campus
have receiyed letters, from, their
national organizations notify
ing them of the f9rthcoming re
" lease of a movie by 20th Century
.Fox which has- been branded
anti-sorority nd anti-ffaterni-ty
by sorority and fraternity
The picture, "Take Care of
My Little Girl," is scheduled for
release in July. Variety, the
show business weekly, says the
show exposes certain evils of
the college fraternity system.
Featured in the film will be
Jeanne Crain, Jean Peters, Mit
zi Gaynor and Helen Wescott.
The Pi Beta Phi national of
fice describes the movie as "high
schoolish." The Pi Phi leaders
say the show was taken from
a book written by one non-sorority
woman and one who was
expelled from her organization.
I doubt seriously that the film
is anti-fraternity and, anti-sorority
in its essence, although I
am sure that it is very anti re
garding a number of practices
of fraternities and sororities,
most of which we don't see on
this campus, fortunately.
But a moving picture expos
ing certain evils created by in
- dividual components of a broad
system wal necessarily reflect
on the entire system, and that
is what national fraternity and
sorority officers are worried
L. G. Balfour, chairman of
the Interfraternity Research and
Advisory Council and president
of the well known firm special
izing in fraternity jewelry, has
become so worried about the
matter that he has proceeded to
make a fool 'out of himself in
a series of letters written to the
producer of the film.
Balfour wrote to Spyros
Skouras, president of 20th Cen
tury Fox, demanding that the
production of the film be drop
ped. Belfour told Skouras that
the story was "Communistic in
spired propaganda" and would
"give comfort to the enemies of
Now a man like Balfour has
no business exhuming that old
turkey about Communist propa
ganda and using it in this con
nection, but it seems to be a
favorite practice nowadays to
brand as Communistic anything
you don't like.
Skouras, getting perhaps a
little melodramatic, wrote back
a reasonably sensible reply to
"I believe it would be in keep
ing with our system of fair play
in America, and with our trea
sured rights of free expression,
for you and your associates to
withhold judgement upon this
important picture until you have
seen it . . .
"Now I wart to be" entirely
frank with you. 'Take Care of
My Little Girl' is indeed an ex
position of evils which are found
under certain fraternities and
sororities, and practices of an
un-American character.' It does
not condemn the fraternities
and sororities, but it does ex
pose the evils and practices, such
as segregation and intolerance. . .
"It is un-American, we think,
to bar a girl from a sorority be
cause she belongs to a certain
religious faith, or happens not
to dress as well as her sisters,
or comes from the wrong side
of the tracks. Some of the things
that do occur are heartbreaking
In answer, Balfour put both
feet in his mouth . and wrote
back to Skouras:
"Quite frankly, I think you
are making a serious mistake. It
seems apparent that you have
joined the Communists in at
tacking the ' American . College
Fraternity System which has
served our country and our edu
cational system for more, than
"Your position will be brought
to the attention of our member
ship, which totals in excess of.
5,000,000, and I can assure you
that you will not be favorably
"Your further suggestion that
we wait until yourattack on
fraternities is publicized is a
' suggestion that we lock the door
after the horse is stolen, partic
ularly in jiew of your announc
ed intention." ' - s
I'll let you drawypyr own
conclusions from the above let
ters, and some other , day , I'll
take up the question raised by
Skouras in the last paragraph
which J quoted of his' letter.7 , . rv;
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We of the television audience are not uncon
scious of the boons of gracious living it has
brought into the home, such as the hair piece
for all male actors and the bared chest of the
lady actors. Plus, of course, the animal 'acts
and their inferiors, most comedians who are
morally responsible for the death of vaudeville.
We are, grateful for Godfrey,, and .it is nice,
too, that the old 10-day blue shirt has come again
into vogue, since the TV cameras adapt badly
to the snow-white shirt front. Girl singers of
all shapes and quiz shows of all kinds and hus
bands and wives who have nothing to say to
each other add immeasurably to the rich full
ness of the time. The badly executed drama, the
movie of hoary vintage, the cowboys and the
Indians are fine. I was going to .say, too, that
even the celebrity shows are passablerbut since
smuggling myself into one, disguised as Sherman
Billingsley, I am not today too sure.
But it is about t ime, now, that , the television
people accept themselves as no longer & novelty,
subject to frequent flaw, foolish flub and a sort
of dull desperation at being mixea" up in the
thing at all. It cannot last forever on 'roller derby
and puppet, on dog act and quasi comedian with
the Joe Miller approach to humor. Even Hopa
long Cassidy may pall. ,
It seems just about time that the camera
ceases to be subject to gags in. the, script. We
went through the vice-president gag, endless
ly, in radio, and not one single listenervever got
much of a bang out of a sponsor or a network
Does the raise in the tuition of Medical Af
fairs Division concern you? Even though it does
n't concern you directly, do you care whether
or not they raise the tuition for Medical Stu
dents, Pharmacy students, etc? I think you should
and here is why.
In the first place, the University of North
Carolina according to our constitution was put
here so that those students who couldn't afford
to go to schools in private institutions could
get a college education. Comparative figures will
show that the schools in the division now charge
more than a great many of the schools in the
Those who sympathize with the raise will
say that these schools in the UNC Medical Af
fairs Division spend so much for each of the
students who get their degrees and that in turn
each of the students spend only a fraction of this
amount. This may or may not be true, but I
maintain that it should come, for somewhere
else besides the students' pockets.
Where? Well for example, why not "get the
'money from higher .Corporation taxes. Corpora
tions get by lightly in this state. Between 1938
and 1948 North Carolina expanded in industrial
establishments by 85 per cent as compared to
the national average of 2 per cent. xThey are
leading the South in industrial growth. Why
couldn't they get the extra money there?
I certainly can't see the departments loosing
money, on the students that .they' train, but
. executive as a piece of comic structure. Every
body's got personal troubles, and you don't have
'to buy other people's as an adjunct to an eve
The TV camera, now, has replaced the vice
president and the sponsor as an involuntary vil
lain. It is a stock gag for the comedians, who
have written it actively into the act. They derive
delicious humor from wrangling with the man
who points the thing, and when there is a tech
nical fluff it is ripe for a two-minute tirade from
the comedian. Not ery funny.
The movies, you know, deal in cameras, too,
and rarely interrupt the sequence of a comedy
. to allow the comedian to work off his animosity
at the cameraman. You just accept the camera,
in movies. It is here. It is a medium that brings
you entertainment. It is not a substitute for the
pratfall or Charley's Aunt.
The boys have been around this business long
enough, now, to have kicked the creases out
of their media. It is their problem; not yours,
not mine. A camera is not a novelty. A slight
computation with a slide rule will tell you how
much time you have for program, commercial
and station identification.
But there is no longer the excuse that the
medium is new and is liable - to excuse for in
cptness because of its newness, any more than
we can justify poor performance in today's auto
mobile on the basis of its early ancestor. Now is
the time for all good TV shows to banish the
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by John Moore
neither -can I see raising tuition fees any more.
You say, well, what is it to me, I'm not major
ing in anything that even pertains to medicine.
That is all well and good, but will that be the
end of it, or is this a frorunner to a general raise
in all the University?
The Finance Committee has already approved
the raise and the State Legislature votes on it
this month. They usually approve the recomen
dations of the Finance Committee and they prob
ably will this time if nothing is done!
The University was founded on the principal
of educajion at a non-prohibitive cost to the youth '
of North Carolina. When the cost for you and I
to go to school becomes porhibitive, then the Uni
versity is no longer serving its purpose; it is .
just another school.
As a result, students from this state will attend
school elsewhere, probably in other states, where
they can get just as good an education as they
can here. This is bad enough within itself, but
the chances are that they won't bother to come
back to the state. North Carolina isn't overload
ed with trained medical personnel anyway and
we certainly - don't want, to loose any of those
we have or will h?ve.
I don't pretend to be an economist or an ac
countant. I simply don't like the looks of it my- 1
self and thought you probably Avouldrft 'either.
Give it some consideration;, it might concern
you, you, ' arid you! : -- ; ; - '-Pi'1 :cV3i t4 ' -H-
'Regrettable Tendencies In Jazz'
Editor: . , ;
We are inclined "to deplore the vehemence with which v. : ;te:
Hauser's views on popular music were expressed. Had his state
ments been less positive, it might be possible gently but firmly t,,
correct the obvious error in his judgement. As it is, we feel dispc.,
to pardon him on the grounds of his abysmal 'ignorance oi
subject and his too-enthusiastic reaction to a very fair musician.
There have been, recently, a couple of very regrettable tenden
cies in contemporary jazz. The first of these is the attempt t j re
capture the Miller mood. This movement was sired by the Beinke,
and Flanagans who have only succeeded in cheapening the w.-ik
of a more conscientious musician. The bandleaders who most near
ly approximate the biand sound of some eight or ten years n-o
are those who have never completely lost it; that is, Goodrr.n.
Dorsey, Hampton, Barnet, etc. A little more reactionary is the
Dixieland movement, and it's equally hopeless.
The most competent Dixieland musicians are still Spanier,
Armstrong, Manone, Crosby shall we go on? The reason is evi
dent: the way to keep a mood alive in music is by perpetuating
it, not by dropping it, then going back to it when it's good box
office. We like Dixieland; we like Miller, but we like the originals.
We don't believe the originals require any such hokum as march
ing through "the aisles . . . trumpeting 'the Saints'" to sell the,:;.
Moreover, any comparison between such an upstart as Anthor.y
and a musician with the number of hits that Herman has to his
credit must have been hatched on hashish.
Charlie Barnet will be in Raleigh on the 20th. We suggest th;,v
Mister Hauser go and get back in touch. We further recommend
that he familiarize himself with the J.A.T.P. series of Nonv.r.r.
Granz and the work of Kenton if he is to criticize. Mister Hauser,
we fear, is dragging a 20-year-old anchor.
- Bubber Gait
I found the following letter
in my mailbox Wednesday
morning. Complimentary to me,
it is above that, I feel, a state
ment of Mothers' sentiments
over this 18-year-old draft hul
labaloo that is currently storm
ing the nation. Read it and re
flect, your Mother probably feels
the same way:
"Dear Don Maynard,
"When I read your column in
The Daily Tar Heel this morn
ing I felt that somehow I had
shared in a very beautiful Val
entine message. I felt its poig
nancy all the more for having
carried with me all day yester
day the unpleasant effects of
the rough treatment Robert
Ruark gave 'M-O-T-H-E-R'S in
his column. Not even 'Moms'
"I wonder what men like Ru
ark and Dr. Streicher of Penn
sylvania who first advanced the
theory of 'Momism' expect us
to do? Not have children be
cause so many of us are silly and
empty-headed, or just jump off
the dock once a child is on his
"This is a sorry old world and
'cannibal Moms' don't help to
improve it any. But even they
should not be made the scape
goats for half the things that
arc wrong with our society. Yes,
they're howling now about the
18-year-old draft possibilities.
It seems to be the custom in this
country to become very vocal
about the things we want or
"It is for those in high places
to remain steady with their eyes
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on the goal of legislation which
will benefit most people not
on votes of any group and let
the turmoil go on. It always will,
"I'm a 'Mom' whose only chick
of 20-odd years will be in the
service right after graduation in
June. I'd like to yell too, only
that wouldn't Help matters in
the least. Personally, I think it
would be better if the women
who are resisting the draft for
their 18-year-olds blindly, emo
tionally and loudly, would be
quiet, for they are only cloud
ing the issue. But I say again,
look beyond them for the things
that are wrong.
"Abraham Myerson, a dis
tinguished psychiatrist and wise
human being, wrote a book
which has been published re
cently called Speaking Of Man.
In a chapter entitled "Woman, the
Authorities' Scapegoat," he says:
'To pick out Mom as the focus
of social psychopathology is a
gross injustice and . . . utterly
"Perhaps, here and there in
its excess or misdirection,
mother love creates neurosis or
maladjustment. But even if
these accusations and denounce
ments have some basis in fact.
Mom, Ma or Mother, is a sol if i
base of decent human social de
velopment. "Well, all this just to say
thank you for publishing that
fine letter. Here's one Mom, be
sides your own, who greatly ap
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