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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 19-4
THE DAILY TAR HEEL
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Managing Editot ..
Associate Editor ...
ROY PARKER. JR
... CHUCK HAUSER
. DON MAYNARt)
... ZANE ROBBINS
Andv Taylor. News Editor
Frank Allston, Jr.. Assoc. Spts. Ed.
f ayt Massengill. Society Editor
.ancy Burgess. Assoc. Soc. Ed.
Neil Cadieu. Ad. Mar.
Oliver Watkins. Office Mgr.
Shasta Bryant. Circ. Mgr.
Tom McCall. Subs Mgr
News staff: Edd Davis. Walt Dear. Barrett Boulware, Mark Waters, Pa
Morse. Peggy Keith. Ann Gowan. Joan Palmer. Peggy, Anderson. Fletcher
HoUings worth. - e
Sports stalf: Bill Peacock. Biff Roberts. Art Greenbaurn, Ken Barton, Leo
Northart. Ed Starnes. Bill Hughes. Jack Claiborne. Angelo VeFdicanno.
Society stajj: Franny Sweat. Lu Overton. Lou Daniel. -link Gobbel. Helen
Business staff Marie Costello. Marie Withers. Hubert Breeze. Bruce Marger.
Bill Faulkner, Joyce Evans, Beverly Serr. Jim Schenck. Jane Mayrt Jane
Ooodriraa, ieity lou jor.es, S.a..iey otunn, wally Hoiion.
for This Issue: Night News Editor. Andy Taylor .Sports, Biff Roberts
A Powerful Friend
... Governor Scott hit a blow for tiition-beleagured Univer
sity students in his recent "executive session" with the people. .
The hard-hitting rural roadbuilder took the present Gen
eral Assembly to task for its "hold-the-line" attitude, and in
doing so queried whether the legislators were going to "hold
the line" when "students arc being denied benefits of our
institutions of higher learning because of costs."
Scott. was using one oi his most effective devices in appeal
ing to the people via radio. During the 1949 session he asked
and got the support of the people for the roads program by
appealing over the. airwaves. His straightforward present
ments are devoid of the usual political claptrap, and he pre
sents his case in a manner and with arguments that have
appeal to those people who are honestly concerned with the
welfare of this state.
In his talk Thursday, the Governor ran down the list of
needs that are being hamstrung by the attitude of the present
General Assembly. He talked of mental and tubercular pa
tients who suffer in their presently inadequate facilities, he
talked of underpaid teachers and state employees, of delapi
dated and ill-equipped schools.
And he also talked of students who seek educations in
state-supported colleges whose tuition rates are up with and
beyond those of private institutions of higher learning.
The fight for equitable tuition rates is our fight, and it is
now the fight of those people who seek the things that are
proper for the greater welfare of the people of North Carolina.
Theirs is a powerful voice when it is raised. With such a
backing, the fight becomes much easier, but no less important.
This week student leaders will take our case to the Gen
eral Assembly. Their argument is just and reasonable, and
their aim is something that is compatible with the good of
the general welfare. It is an aim that has the backing of the
present Governor. While his voice may at times be harsh, it
is .nonetheless powerful and convincing, and it has proved
that it has the support of those who seek a better North
Hear John s Dulcimer
Barroom ballad singers and shower-singing -addicts will
get a kick out of tonight's Student Entertainment Committee
performer. And they will also be able to pick up some material
that is unbeatable.
' John Jacob Niles, a dulcimer-plunking songster of the old
school, is the man. lie will go on stage at Memorial Hall
tonight. In addition to the above-named groups, anyone with
a love of good, though unusual," music will get a kick out of
A world-renowned artist, the golden-haired folklorist will
bring a program that is in keeping with the usual high qual
ity of SEC presentations. He is America's foremost when it
comes to writing and singing the ballads that are more a part
of this nation than about anything you can name except the
Niles is well "worth the time. Come on down and help pack
Memorial Hall's rafters. .
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by Chuck. Hauser
The .Tale of the .-.Th tiered Flag
has finally come to. an end, and
.students who have been raising
loiind and continual protects
during the last few weeks can
now get some studying done
without" worrying about the
faithful emblem. ;
The flag, in oa;e you haven't
heard, is the one wh'h has been
merrily flapping (all three
pieces of it) in the breezes
which whip by. the front of the
The dirty, bedraggled refugee
from a rag factory has had an
interesting history, one which "
has had students all but up in
arms and Postmaster W. S. llo
gan all but in Ward 8.
The story starts quietly
enough on a peaceful, clear,
weekday morning about one
Nmonth ago. That was when the
flag was last raised, and it
didn't come down again until
yesterday. The valiant postmen
trudging through rain, sleet and
snow la make sure the mall goes
through had nothing on that
flag. It went through exactly the
same routine 60 feet above the
ground where the wind hits
What happened was the rope
going up the flagpole jumped
out of its pulley (by some weird
jmcans), fouled up, and almost
made the flag a permanent part
of the Chapel . Hill scene. But
after a few weeks of rough
weather, Old Glory began to
show the effects.
A steeplejack from Virgilina,
Va., finally came to the rescue
and brought the thing down yes
terday afternoon. He also paint
ed the flagpole and - installed
Daily Tar Heel frontline re
porter Andy Taylor visited the
scene of the flag-fixing yester
day and brought back the inti
mate details of the life of the
boat-up set of Stars and Stripes.
Part of Taylor's report follows:
One enterprising helper bor
rowed a knife from the Univer
sity Cafe with the idea of
pulling it n.p on the spare rope
and attempting to cut down the
That rope jumped the pulley
too, lowever, and Mar's prize
cutllery v?a.f left dangling half
way up the flag pole at the
mercy of the elements.
Despite numerous stiff necks
among the student population
who stopped on their way to
lunch to gaze up at. the steeple
jeek, the story ended happily.
The flagpole will get a new
coat of paint vrhile the steepe
jack is still in town, post office
employees can reUuc from sland
ers on their national spirit, and
the knife, none, the worse for a
little rust, is back Hn service
again in Die University.
As for the new flag, tong may
it icave. But not without a
night's rest now and then.
In Good Faith
That -the student government administration was acting
in good faith in its student-merchant plan arrangements seems
to have been borne out Thursday night when the plan was
written into law by the Student Legislature.
There was a mild ripple of furore raised back in the fall
when the plan was announced operating as an administrative
group-without official sanction. The Student Legislature went
so far as to name a committee to collect the facts in the case
All such was done in good faith and honest purpose. Those
who had made the arrangements assured everyone that the
plan would be put into campus law.
The law passed Thursday contained all the provisions in
cluded in the original plan. A complaint board and a Business
Bureau arc included, with several student leaders serving on
both.- The first will funnel student complaints to the Mer
chants Association. The second will work in cooperative ven
tures with the Association. The bill also provides for student
nioijueiship on the Merchants Association.
The plan and its organization are good, and the aim is one
that is commendable. Both could go a long way in curing some '
ills that have plagued campus and town for many yeaTs'r It"
;-hpuld be yigorously usedior. just such work.
' News and Observer Editor
Jonathan Daniel this week had
an article in Collier's Magazine
describing President Truman's
celebrated letter 'r writing ex
ploits. But with all thij illumination,
the President's letters never
reached the Intensity of some of
those rcceivca " by the student
government office here.
. Most recent is ...abetter from a
group signing themselves, "The
Vigilantes." . It . blames all the
world's ills . on i the Christian
attitude and claims that such
ills would bt"5 cured if "the
Jews" could e stopped from
their "mad plan" to take over
It is just one of many such
crackpot shots ' which hit the
desks jof . student government
(and The Daily Tar Heel) every
week. . . . ; . . . . . . ..
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Tar Heel At Large y Robert Ruark, -35
We have kidded around a lpt, in past times,
with the idea of a female draft in moments of
emergency, but with small serious intent. Now
Mrs. Mildred McAfee Horton, boss, lady of the
Waves in the last war, walks in with a dead
pan recommendation that the gals stand liable
with the men, at least for noncombatant duty.
It makes a lot of . sense. There is the long
record of sexual competition in most endeavors
to look it. The girls clamored for and have re
ceived a pretty fair shake at equality. As admin
istrators you can't "beat 'em. They served with
distinction as volunteers in the last war. It is
my idea that, if necessary, they could skipper a
ship or man a plane or even serve in the infantry
on a comparable level with their male com-'petitors.-
Statistics say we have slightly more women
than men around. In the recent war they worked
broadly at masculine jobs. They worked in ship
yards as spot-welders. They drove cabs and toiled
in aircraft plants and, in general, performed
any. tasks. they had to perform. : t
All logic is on the side of a female draft, for
so much of war is administrational arid so little,
actually, is concerned with the man with the
gun. But I. personally would hate to see a woman
hood draft activated, as they say in Washington.
Apart from fatherhood man today has little
left for his very" own save war. It is true that a
few girls have intruded into what was generally
construed as man's business, and intruded very
well. The Wacs and the Waves and the Spars
On The Soap Box
by Bob Selig
It was like seeing a gleam of light in the
darkness. On "Saturday night Edward R. Mur
row gave a hard and lucid estimate pf our foreign
policy. He did not pontificate. He comprehended
the grave realities -of present history. Here was
a man who made definite and precise suggestions
about what we could do to helpjburselves.
Murrow suggested those things which make
such good sense that it is absurd that nothing
has been done about them up to ;p.ow. We say,
he said, that we have the truth. Not the gold
plated truth, but something which is closer to
it than what they, the Russians, have. Jf we
are sincere, we must be concernedwith getting
the truth to the people behind the "iron curtain.
We are not doing it well. The time, Kas come for
us to begin using unorthodox methods. There
are many things which we have not done till
jiow because-they are not nice. But this is not
a nice conflicts y
First, let us equip a battleship with a radio
transmitter and anchor it off the Baltic coast.
Have it send the news, the facts, the truth to
the people of Russia and of the satellite coun
tries. They will be able to pick it up on their
regular radio sets the same as they can Com
munist radio stations. There is the possibility
that the Russians might anchor transmitters off
our coast, but if we could not win this kind of
an argument, there is not much hope or reason
in our cause. There is also the more violent pos
sibility that they might sink our ship. But this
would be a small price to pay to -show the peo
ples of the iron curtain how afraid their govern
ments are of what we have to say.
Second, we. should start an organized and ef
ficient rumor campaign. LookTsaid Murrow, at
the confusion and paralysis caused by Senator
(Letters to The Editor must be no longer than 300 woni-..
Editor reserves the right-to 'edit and cut letters exceed, uu
length..-Letters are welcomed, but under the recent budj, i
space fin the. editorial puge is at a premium.) Ed.
What Is Anglo-Saxon Blood?
'rhP.ni'tiHe on the front page of The Daily Tar Heel on V, ,!
day, Feb. 14th, entitled "No Disloyals in Our Midst," u.
speech by Sen. Willis Smith leads me to ask some questions
I would .appreciate if our Junior Senator, or anyone else
matter, could answer:
1. Is pure Anglo-Saxon "blood" a fluid which renders a
less" capable of disloyalty than people with other "bloodV 'j
what is- Anelo-Saxon "blood?" In biology I was tau-i
there are four types: O, A, B and AB which are uniloi-nl
tribuled among all nationalities and races.
3. Are foreigners whose background we dn't know invi
to be disloyal to the United Slates than those with Anj.l"
1 would appreciate it if one of your readers could po lu..s a
these questions for me. w
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and the Bams did what they had to do, while
chicly accoutered in modish uniforms, and un
doubtedly shortened the conflict.
There is nothing but admiration for nurses.
No corpsman can function in a hospital like a
beautiful, wonderful, female-type nurse. A pretty
girl not only outdistances a melody, but from
time to time is more valuable than penicillin.
And I remember, from Africa and Italy and the
Pacific, that a dame can dwell in the mud and
do her job as well as any man. Better than
But very seriously, I am as much against a
draft of womanhood as I am against a draft of
labor. In a state which tends more and more
towards absolute control, you have to leave a
few protective strings loose. If you can hold civil
ian labor and civilian womanhood : free bf gov
ernment edict you keep a balance of power of
Let any woman who wishes to come work in a
war come work in it, as a nurse comes freely,
as girls join the Wac and Waf. The outstretched
hand of welcome is there. Let 'em work in the
war plants and labor on the farms, if they will,
and lake over for the absent gents in whatever
necessity is indicated. But voluntarily.
But don't subject them to a military draft,
as Mrs. Horton suggests, unless you shoot for a
neuter population subject to a heavy govern
mental hand. Too much control of too many
McCarthy in this country. We ought to profit
by example and do the same in the iron curtain
countries. For instance, start the rumor that "it
is not true that the such and such an Hungarian
leader has a million dollars in the bank at
Sweden." 1he Hungarians will .begin to wonder.
' Start the rumor that it is not so that "such and
such a commissar is in touch with British agents."
People will begin to wonder whether or not he
is in touch with British agents.
Finally, he recommended flooding Communist
Ch'ina with counterfeit currency.
Murrow had pungent things to say about
freedom of speech in this country. He said that
we are in some danger of losing the right to
be wrong. "The greatest strength of a totalitarian
state," said Adolf Hitler, "is that it forces its
enemies to imitate it."
This whole movement of change throughout
the world was not begun by the Soviet Union or
by Karl Marx, said Murrow. It was begun by the
American ' Revolution. We fired the first shot
in this upsurging of the masses. It was this
country which asserted the right of the people
.to express themselves in their government. Rus
sian Communism is counter-revolutionary. When
we now support foreign governments hated by
the people, we are aiding the counter-revolutionaries.
These foreign peoples will, in time,
rise up and destroy the hated governments and
will turn against us as well.
Earlier in the day, Murrow gave a talk on
"Who Is Entitled to a Loud Voice." Mr. Murrow
is, for one. Listen to his radio program when
ever you can. He will provide you with a little
light to help penetrate the fog which is envelop
ing the world.
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It is a good thing that Sen. Willis Smith chose the slate
of Representatives rather than the U. S. Congress as the
to which he made his statement that, "We (in North Carolina
the purest Anglo-Saxon blood."
Tf he had said it on the floor of the U. S. Congress, I led
that he would have been engaged in an argument by the hon,,,;,!
Representative Rankin (D-Miss.) who would have held that
constituents had the purest Anglo-Saxon blood.
Just what is this stuff called "Anglo-Saxon blood?" Is th a
kind they were collecting last week for the men in the s( i ,
I don't seem to remember anything about that in any of the ,i
for donors. Nor do I remember any medical or other t hi,
classification that includes that category. Could it be that tl.i
a new classification; or is it a new nariie for an old clussificat a ,
that old one that used to be called "Aryan Blood?"
My point is this. Being a member of a special subcomiiMt
investigating subversive activities in government is a serious I ,
nes5 The members of this committee should be more" concci
with tVic nrtivitip; of the oeorjle thev are investigating than
I hope that in the future the junior senator from North Carol
will make speeches which befit an honorable senator.
False Conclusions About NSA
Read Jack Lackey's column "Now Here This" with some ci
cern As all the facts were not included some false conclusi'm
may" have been drawn. To begin with let us get the initial in
straight: USNSA is the United Slates National Students Associa
tion, NUS is the overall name for the European National Sturifi,!
Union, and IUS, International Union of Students is the communi.
dominated student group whose headquarters are in Prague, C" I
oslovakia. NSA is no longer a member of IUS although we do m a,
an observer-delegation to the meeting. NSA was officially horn :
August 1947 at Wisconsin University.
The letter also included some reference to "banana rcpubla
and proletarian dictatorships." I frankly sec no reason for calla
countries like Canada, England and Sweden these nanus, l a
perhaps that was included merely to give the article added '
As for Al Lowenstein, who is President of USNSA, of course
may not agree with a lot of his opinions. The point is are we i
agreement with most of the fundamental ideas in the platfoim '
NSA? Do we secede from the U. S. government because we are t
in agreement with the Presidnt? No. Ralizing the worth of a nt
rescntativc body we continue to participate, and in order to m I
our voice known we participate even more vigorously.
The NSA program is varied and energetic. Your local (hap''
of NSA has a much smaller list of activities. As our program
now set up we are trying to disseminate national information '
interest to the campus in general, such as the Swedish conh t 'la
travel news, selective service notices. We plan to hold a rega i
conference in the spring, act as a connecting link between the v.
fare office and the students, NSA works with WSSF on its I'
student program and a member sits on the academic comniitn
You may say great but I don't remember seeing any of this. A!
there is no mention of academic freedom and discrimination.
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