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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, ig31
THE DAttr TAR HEEL
Back To The Good Old Days
The Editor's Mailbo
Kfje JSatty ar Heel
on the Carolina
by Chuck Hauser
Th" official ; tii-ifit newspaper of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Htll. where U is published -y the Publications Board daily during the
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Opinions expressed by columnists are not necessarily, those of this newspaper.
Editor . .. ROY PARKER. JR.
Business Manager ED WILLIAMS
Managing Editor CHUCK HAUSSR
Associate Editor DON MAYNARD
8ports Editor , ZANE ROBBINS
Andy Taylor, News -Editor Neil Cadieu. Ad. Mar.
Frank Allston, Jr., Assoc. Srts. Ed. Oliver Watkins. Office Mgr.
Fa.ve Massengill, Society Editor Shasta Bryant, Circ. Mgr.
.anoy Burgess. Assoc. Soc. Ed. Tom McCall. Subs. Mgr
Nuivs staff: Edd Davis. Walt Dear. Barrett Boulware. Mark Waters. Pav
Morse, - Peggy Keith, , Ann Gowan, Joan Palmer, Peggy Anderson, Fletcher
Sports staff: Bill Peacock. Biff Roberts. Art Greenbaurn. Ken Barton. Leo
Northart, Ed Starnes. Bill Hughes. Jack Claiborne. Angelo Vepdicanno.
Society staff: Franny Sweat, Lu Overton. Lou Daniel. Tink Gobbel, Helen
- Business staff: Marie Costello. Marie Withers. Hubert Breeze. Bruce Marger,
Bill Faulkner. Joyce Evans, Beverly Serr. Jim Schenck. Jane Mayrt Jane
lioodrnjn, Betty tou Jones. Stanley Sturm, Wally Horton.
For this issue: Night News Editor, Al Perry Sports, Jack" Claiborne
! Battle Lines Drawn
' "Hold the line" won again Monday, And this time it vir
tually assured Medical Affairs. Division students a raise in
tuition rates that would make it cheaper for them to leave
the University and seek training in nearly any other medical
school in the nation.
The Board of Trustees, in .approving the upped tuition
rates, proved once"again that its majority is representative
of the conservative element in North Carolina that has al
ways been willing to let "practical" considerations take pre
cedence over the general welfare of the great number of the
state's people. It is the same group that is "holding the line"
in the present General Assembly against the pressing needs
of the state needs that must be met if North Carolina is to
hold up her head and look her own people squarely in the
eye. " 1
Even the manner in which the Board approved of the raise
is characteristic of the tactics used by those of its majority
clement. Despite pleas by suchmen as Judge John Parker
and John Umstead to look over the situation more carefully,
the group "accepted the "practical considerations" put forth
by others and approved the raise without further study. The
progress of the present Powell aid-to-urban-streets bill
through the General Assembly is following the same pattern.'
These "practical considerations" included the fact, put
forth by Mr. Frank Taylor, Speaker of the House of the Gen
eral Assembly and the acknowledged leader of the "liold-the-line"
group, that the raise will put University rates on a par
with those at Bowman Gray Medical School and somewhat
less than those at Duke, both private institutions.
Mr; It. E. Little, another legislator of the "hold-the-line"
school and the introducer of the motion to raise the rates,
said "the Cadillac crowd at Chapel Hillwill just have to use
less gasoline." Undoubtedly they will, both of them. And there
are going to be quite a few would-be students forced to get
along without any education in state-owned institutions of
higher learning if tuition rates continue to rise.
The fact seems to be clear that the group 'which now is
running roughshod over the general welfare of the people
of North Carolina lias also decided that the principle upon
which the state university was founded is an expendable
principle in the face of "practical considerations," just as it
has decided that underpaid teachers, inadequate mental and
tubercular health care, and inadequate school facilities arc
also . expendable. .
The Board of Trustees decision makes the lines of battle
a great deal clearer, however. University .students could do
no better than to join with those in this state who see the
need for adequate state services no matter what the "practical
considerations." Tneir's will be the ultimate victory.
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Drop bait gently against
on the water 30. Landscape
Unit of weight 31. Weight
for precious 32. Kdible tuber
stones 33. Portable shelter
Scotch river 34. Retained
Yellow bupl 35. Diminishes
Open-mouthed 37. Becomes
Sea eagle indistinct
Household 38. Period
Talked foolishly 39. Month
47. Genus including
48. Climbing plant
50. Social gathering
61. Spread for
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Solution of Yesterday's Puzzle
52. God of winds
I. 2 3 p- S- 6 7 6 p? to it
3. Complete views
5. Knclosed field
6. Egyptian sue
8. Extent of
Son? of joy
Run away to
Swell of the
Bill of fare
41. Antagonist '
42. Passing fancy
4". Long fish,
49. Indian maddef
The Stucjent Party, meeting in
Graham Memorial Monday
night threatened" to turn the
Roland Parker Lounge into a
miniature Kenan Stadium.
Dick Murphy, attorney-general
of the student body and
veteran SPotitico. got up in the
middle of discussion of candi
dates for the job of head cheer
leader and moved that each of
the two aspirants present be re
quired to lead the party in a
cheer so the. nominating conven
tion could belter judge their
I though for a minute or two
that the proposal would pass,
and I moved from my front row
seat to the back of the room
where the acoustics were better.
But I was disappointed, as the
party vetoed the thing' over
Seriously, though, you folks
who think you aren't interested
in student politics might get
some good laughs out of these
party meetings. And it's just
possible that in between the
laughs you might discover that
student government and stu
dent politics are not something
to laugh 'at,' but are something
that needs good, hard-working
people who have a desire to do
something for their fellow stu
dents. A special subcommittee of the
General Assembly on perma
nent improvements has given
the green light to construction
of a new chemistry building
here and contracts have been
The building was let at a cost .
$275,000 greater than the $900,
000 appropriation. University
officials told the General As
sembly committee that the
structure waVa', "must" item
since it is integrated with the
The Ways and Means Com
mittee of the Student Legisla
ture held an open meeting Mon
day afternoon in Graham Me
morial and recommitted a bill
to the Legislature which was re
committed to the committee the
The measure was' the judicial
revision bill which provides for
a special nonpartisan board to
approve nominees for positions
on the Honor Councils and on
the Student Council.
The Legislature haggled over
the thing at length last Thurs
day and finalljr, dissatisfied
with the bill, sent it back to
committee to be reworked.
The committee is sending it
right back to the Legislature
with nary a single word being
And while I'm on the subject,
I'd like to point out to members
of the Legislature" that the rot
tenest part of the proposal is the
article which says that two
members of the boiird can veto
any person applying for approv
al to run for a council seat. "
That's putting a lot of power
into the hands of almost any
two persons who -.might want to
collaborate while serving on the
nonpartisan board! : Give it some
'.'miS Jv. ft
Ruark And Lemonade by jimmy Rutherford
The spectacular rise of Robert Chester Ruark
('35) is not at all surprising when you consider
the words of Professor Phillips .Russell in de
scribing the journalist: "he was a man who could
make a lemonade out of a lemon."
What he meant was, that Robert could take
any subject, any circumstance' he was in and no
matter what the conditions, make something out
of it. Even back in 1942 when -Ruark was an
ensign in the Navy and assigned as commander
of armed guards on a munitions ship in the
Atlantic, where his explosive-laden vessel was
struck by lightning, rammed by a submarine,
and strafed by an airplane, he stilt made a lemon
ade. He just wrote about these experiences and
broke ui to the slick magazines. His superiors,
too, saw his talent and transformed him to Ad
miral Nimitz's staff as a press censor.
Ruark gpt his name in the country's papers
first by becoming sports writer for the Washing
ton Star News. It was there he accused Detroit
pitcher, Bobo Newsome, of brawling in a hotel.
Newsome offered to punch him in the nose if
he came around. And Ruark ain't no little guy.
So he came around and they squared off and
started a free-for-all and Ruark's name got ifito
every sports page all over the country.
Ruark is no intellectual gpnius as his dd teach
ers here at the University will verify. He simply
thinks "that anything that makes me sad, glad,
or mad has the same effect on a lot of other
peoplj." Robert writes "belt-level reading" about
airline reservations, sports, meat shortage, sex,
automobiles, veterans, Broadway columnists,
dogs, cats, Southern cooking, draft dodgers, and
women's hats and anything else you canS name.
He makes about $75,000 a year and has publish
ed two books in a year. They are "Grenadine
Etching", his travesty-on the historical novel,:
and his "I Didn't Know It Was Loaded".
While at Carolina, Ruark roamed in my old
fraternity house, Phi Kappa Sigma. He admits
concocting home made gin in the shower room.
He is known around the house "as the man who
came to school with a suitcase and left with a
trunk." He was never known to have a girl or
liquor of his own but he always managed to
wind up with someone else's. While he was here
he wrote and drew pictures for the old Caro
lina Mag and the old humor magazine "Buc
caneer". When Ruark was on the Buccaneer
staff the magazine was disbanded from the cam
pus. And I don't doubt lhat Robert and his ribald
humor had something to do.with it.
He ended up in the journalism department by
accident. lie happened to be in love with a girl
who enrolled in a journalism class. He followed
her and forgot about her and took every creative
writing course Phillips Russell had to offer.
Ruark himself says: "There were foilr pro
fessors whose pcronalities rubbed off and into
my thick skull." They were Russell, O. J. Cof
fin of the journalism department, Professor J.
Penrose Harland, achavologist. and Wallace Cald
well, the historian. "They were the best at pre
paring a person's mind to receive a little know
ledge in. subsequent years," he said.
And now the precocious Robert writes breezy,
satirical tongue-in-cheek articles for his daily
column and for Esquire. He goes to bed three
and four in the morning in his seven-foot-wide
bed and sleeps till noon. How's that for a success
NANJCV O. WAS HERE- JEST LIKE 1TSAVS IM )fr THEN, IT WAS
THIS NOTE.'.' WHILE VO' WAS SHOWlW ME HOW J lTm HER VO' WAS J
, t r- VBOOTIRJL YO' IS SHE. WAS X lookini' AT AM ' J
TNE BEAUTirUL nGUf?S PASHES
THROUGH A CLUMP OT FOUAGE:,
ANO A7TD A HIDDEN CABIN
BUT- - WHY NOT, DEARIE?-SO
HE MUST WHAT IF YOUR MOTHER
NEVER J WAS FRIGHTENED BY A
SE.E WEIRD FACE , BEFORE
m e: j you were born? so
WHAT IF YOU'VE GOT
THAT WEIRD FACE. ON
YOU? HE MIGHT LIKE
I CANYON, BEFCKB YOU AND jl
! iff YOUR CIZZVJ FLY INTO RED CHINA
! ;5 TO RESCUE THE INMATES OF THIS
: 't PE.ISON CAMP, YOU SHOULD KNOW
j! iVWO IT I you 'LlgEINg
YOD WILL RECALL THAT
THE REDS CLAIM TO HAVE
OCCUPIED A CERTAIN -4
COUNTRY .'...THEY HAVE NOT
SINCE MENTIONED ANY
Till MC. ARnirr tuc out nr?
INST. "fkfcyaiV jLii-j
TD IIT1 1 1 Tf ! AT A A rw n TV
WENT IN TO BRINO THE RULES OUT
KFORE THE REDS TooK. OVER-AND
ALMOST MADE IT... WHEN THE REDS
CLOSED IN, THE CAPTAIN HAD THE
RULER. AND HIS STAFF CEESS AS
ff ATfcVE BEAREES O THE REP$
DflW'r f MOW TUtV UJ r- cti-o a.
PI6PKIZE IN THAT REMOTE PEISON.'
SOMETIME SOON THE PEIPING
CROWD WILL CATCH ONI' . Ynne
JOS IS To SPRINO THE ENTIRE
PARTY IN TIME SO WE CAN
SHOW OTHER ASIATICS THAT
WE PROTECT OUR FRIENDS '
WILT THOU Jk
'n Behalf Of Our Race'
I was down at the post office today and got a copy of v.,Ur
Daily Tar Heel. Someone had discarded it, so I picked it up ;,n.
took it along. Tonight after supper I decided to read it. I -;iv. ;,
grand piece in it written by (Miss or Mrs.) Jane E. Jenkins.
Its" title was "A Traditional Attitude of Prejudice."
I think it well written and grand. Thank you for printing ,t,
and I thank her for writing it. It is great to have our people n-ht
here in the state come out and say those things in behalf of ,,Ui
race. May you keep up the good work.
Lonnie P. Street, Jr
Southern Pines, N. C.
Odds And Ends
by Al Perry
Thcta Chi Jim Landis, Presi
dent of the Intramural's Fra
ternity Council (ever hear of it?)
is looking around in odd places
for his fraternity pin. Jim posted
a notice on the house bulletin
board which said: "I've lost my
pin. Has anyone seen it? I'm
The next day, three pencilled
remarks had been added to the
sad tale. One said: "You're the
most desperate guy I know,
Jim," another, "Ask a girl nam
ed Martha at Greensboro Col
lege," and the last "Ask George
Todd Colvard (one of Jim's
fraternity brothers), he's wear
ing a new one since his last trip
home to see his gal."
With pictures on the br.iin.
something is recalled about t In-Mid-
Winters. Alpha Gam Winx
Wheeler had a chance to h:ic
her photosnapped free and liv
escort, Hal Sieber, even prong
ed he would paste it on his mir
ror to wake him up ever-y morn
ing. But Winx said no, flatly and
finally. Could be an independent
coed who doesn't want her like
ness used as an early a.m. tonic.
maia cum laundry
1 -White bnttnn-
V ""- i down oxford, (oft
V XS L ! rH to the collar.
A 1 Popular as a holiday
I VX with the fellows anv
t v - i A
I' i ii e w h i t e
broadcloth, cxtrt ine
Sharjx'st shirt on
Thr Manl.altan Shin Company, mains oManhatlan shirts, r,l.
umr, im,lrrnmr, pajamas, .yori shirts, hvmhu vnr an,i lunnlht-rrhi.
Found Only in' Chapel Hi
E. FRANKLIN ST.