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Executive News Editor..
Business Manager -
Bill Peacock, Associate Spts. Ed.
Nancy Burgess, Society Editor
Chase Ambler, Asa. Sub. Manager
Andy Taylor, News Editor
News Staff: Walt Dear, Mac White, Billy Grimes, Pat Morse, Joan Charles, Anne
Oowen, Joan Palmer, Harvey Ritch. ,
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Sports staff: Bill Peacock, Biff Roberts, Art Greenbaum, Ken Barton, Leo
Northart, Ed S tames. Bill Hughes, Jack Claiborne, Angelo Vepdicanno.
Society staff: Franny Sweat, Lu Overton, Lou Daniel, Tlnk Gobbel, Helen
Business staff: Marie Costello,' Marie Withers, Hubert Breeze, Eruce Marger,
Bill Faulkner, Joyce Evans, Beverly Serr, Jim Schenck. Jane Mayre, Jane'
Goodman, Betty Lou Jones. Stanley Sturm, Wally Horton. .
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No Election Hangover
Elections are over and, of course, it is time for those who
weathered their political storm to get down to work on those
often mouthed, but seldom executed, campaign promises.
'The political "observers" have made their analysis of the
spring campaign, and The Daily Tar Heel will go along with
several of their observations. The most generally agreed upon
is that the University Party is in its dying days. Such must
be the case It has lost more times than the Republicans. It
is really a shame that it should have almost singlehahdedly
caused its own downfall by stupidity within its own ranks.
We hope that the opposition party4hat must come will profit
by the mistakes that have so badly battered the UP.
The second observation is that the Student Party has itself
become the party that can, with the snap of its fingers and a
corps of ward workers, pull off the "bloc" vote that was so
long the weapon of the University Party. And already that
type of voting has begun to show the faults that were present
when the UP had the bloc vote majority. Ability to elect un
qualified persons to off ice4 ability to use campus offices as
plums for party stalwarts, and a general lessening of feeling
for general campus welfare among people in student govern
ment are the signs and symptoms of a party that feels too
secure in its position. They are signs that have cropped up
in the SP. They are things that the student body should watch
if student government is to properly fullfill its function.
. There were a couple of good signs in the past election. One
is the fact that a better percentage of the campus than usual
voted in both the primary and in the runoff. Maybe it was
the good weather, but we hope that it was a sign of some sort
of awakening among students. Government belongs to those
who vote, and this campus has too long belonged to militant
There are quite- a few situations and problems that must
become the immediate concern of the new student govern
ment administration. The new president made very few cam
paign promises during his race. His party generally rested on
laurels and debunked opposition candidates. But there are
plenty of jobs that must be attended to if the new administra
tion is to keep faith with the campus fthat elected it.
There must immediately be started a planning program to
prepare student government for the abnormal conditions that
will prevail in June. The incoming freshman class will need
orientation, and student government is going to have to
function with about the same job it normally has only dur
ing the other three quarters. There are only a half-dozen
weeks before this new situation is upon us. That time had bet
ter be devoted to preparation.
The work that is done within the next few weeks is the
work that will make or break the new administration. It
is also the period in which will be decided the fate of the
general welfare of the campus for the next year. It must be
a time of. hard, unselfish work on the part of those who have
won positions of campus trust. -
An Exam Of
Students had better take the mental examination that the
selective service is offering in late May. That is the word from
a high draft official who the other day expressed concern
over the lack of interest being shown by students over their
The test is the newest in those many advantages handed
out by the selective service to college students. It is some
thing that should not be bypassed by us lucky people. Such
an apathy toward the test could mean its discontinuance and
then we would really be up the mobilization creek.
The test will be given here May 26. But students must give
notice to their draft board of their intentions. Not taking ad
vantage of the test is like refusing a gold dollar.
Congratulations And Thanks
Thirteen new names were added to an already impressive
list with the initiation of new members into the Order of The
Grail last Sunday. The Daily Tar Heel takes this opportunity
to congratulate each of these men who have served their
University so well and at the same time issue heartfelt thanks
to an organization that is. daily working to improve our
For many years .now The Grail has been going in its own
quiet way about the business of improving our way of life
here at Carolina. We wish to recognize this work as deserving
of the highest praise and one of the great credits to our school.
To the 13 new members and to The Grail itself, con
gratulations and thanks. A.T.
BOY PARKER, JR.
Neil Cadieu, Ad. Mgr.
Oliver Watkins, Office. Mgr.
Wade Bryant, Circ. Mgr.
Tom McCall. Subs. Mgr.
on the Carolina'
by Chuck Hauser
"In The Name . of Freedom,"
that movie that has been in pro
duction on campus for the past
year, is finally complete, and
should be ready for a student
premiere within the next couple
of weeks. . ;
I saw a preview of the show
last Friday night at the Caro
lina Inn. It was shown to the an
nual Alumni Assembly meeting
by Director Ed Freed of the
Communications Center, who
flew in from Chicago with it just
.about .the time we had finished
We didn't see it in its final
form, however. There is still
some work to be done, such as
lightening and darkening cer
tain scenes, final synchroniza
tion of sound and action, and .
other polishing details. But what
we saw was excellent.
You can't sit through the show
without feeling a shiver of .
pleasure run down your back,
or possibly have a few tears
come to your eyes when you
realize what a wonderful place
President Gordon Gray was
the principal speaker at the din
ner, and his talk mainly con
cerned his ideas for a coordin
ated program of promotion for
the three branches of the Great
er University. I'm sure that af
ter the showing of the film,
he was as convinced as were the
rest of us that "In The Name of
Freedom" was going to be the
best thing in the line of promo
tion that has happened to the
University at Chapel Hill in a
If you missed the program of
original music by Hank Beebe
and Orville Campbell in Hill
Hall Sunday evening, you missed
a real evening of pleasure.
.The music, the lyrics, the
singing all were top-notch, and
the crowd that filled every seat
in Hill and overflowed into the
aisles in back testified audibly
to that fact:
The Belltones Kacky Blue,
Helen Cotton, Lanier Davis, Mil
ton Bliss and Carl Vipperman
are a combination of voices that
you have a hard time beating
anywhere. The star of the show,
for me, was Vipperman, whose
romantic baritone is somewhat
of a cross between Perry Como
and Vaughn Monroe. Watch him,
because he'll be going places.
The whole quintet spent many
long hours rehearsing the show
which was provided free of
charge to the campus Sunday
evening. They should be warm
ly thanked, along with Graham
Memorial, which sponsored the
Beebe and Campbell, who
handled the music and the lyrics
in that order, have turned out
some tunes that should make
them some money, if they get
the right breaks in plugging
them. In addition to "All The
Way, Choo Choo" and the well
known "Tradition," they brought
out a bevy of new ballads and
novelty numbers, topped off with
' a lusty rendition of "Way Up
in North Carolina," a song that
will certainly become popular
around here if it goes no further.
It was used Sunday as an encore,
and ' was 'only written about a
The entire show was handled
in a novel way, with WPTF disc
jockey Jimmy Capps opening,
closing and carrying the show
as if it were one of his late eve
ning "Our Best to You" jobs.
And the Belltones did a much
better job on the "Best to You"
tTiemesong than the record
Capps is currently using.
Assistant Professor Earlene
Atchison of the Botany Depart
ment, discussing spontaneous
combustion in class the other
day, used as an example a barn
where the hay catches vpn fire
through no outside agent.
"What do you suppose was
going on in the hay?" was her
Addition to collection of Odd-Facts-Department:
No, sonny, the Hare system of
proportional representation does
not involve the multiplication of
The movie houses of this town are doing an
excellent job of supplying entertainment for the
people who have less than a 12-year-old mental
ity. They are not doing quite as well at enter- ,
taining the adults.
Friday and Saturday are the two biggest movie
going days' in the week. Here is what played
in Chapel Hill one Friday arid Saturday:
At the Carolina Theater; On Friday -Tomahawk.
"The story of tire great Sioux Indian
uprising." On Saturday-Stage to Tucson, "Two
men and a woman took their lives in their own
hands to run the Stage to Tucson.'
At the Village: On Friday The Gunfighter.
"This was a man who lived by his guns . . . too
long." On Saturday - Buffalo Stampede. "He fol
lowed a trail of blazing action across, the plains!
. . . Fighting for their lives in history's mightiest
These are not the kind of pictures that a
mature person cares to spend his time at. The
subject matter may be interesting enough to
children and to grownups who have never ceased
.to be children, but it has limited appeal to a per
son with an adult mentality. What I object to is
not the showing of such pictures but the show
ing of them to the practical exclusion of intelli
gent ones. This is true particularly on weekends.
A person who wanted to go to the movies that ,
Friday or Saturday had the choice of seeing either
a Western, a Western, a Western, or perhaps a
There are several excuses that the movie ex
hibitors would probably put forth. Well, they
would say, bacause most of the students were
away last week, we had to show pictures that
would appeal to the townspeople. This shows
a very low opinion ' of the townspeople, and if
There was a heap of singing
going on in Hill Hall Sunday
night, and believe me, it made
good listening. The drawing
of Hank Beebe-Orville Campbell
and the Belltones was proven
once again as the Hill auditorium
filled up and overflowed into the ,
The entire program was en
tertaining, amusing and melodic,
and my congratulations once
again for a show well done. Jim
my Capps, the Belltones and
Beebe-Campbell are a quartet ,
hard to beat. ,
All five of the Belltones are,.,
talented and have fine voices, I,
would say, but there is one
member who "hasn't been lauded .
Our country correspondent
swears it's true.
Students from metropolitan
areas often are inclined to poke
fun' at their companions from
rural communities. They make
cutting remarks about the recre
ational facilities offered in coun
try towns and, in general, make
themselves obnoxious to small
A New Yorker went home last
weekend with his roommate who
comes from down in the sand
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too loudly and who needs only
one push or break to hit the top.
He has that type of croon
ing, easy-going voice which
typifies so many of our big-time
tune-venders of today and which
is appealing to millions of record-buyers
and radio listen
ers. He is a 23-year-old farm born
and bred fellow whose dad was
a coal- miner. He never had any
mormal musical education, but
now has the power of Vaughan
Monroe (without the nose), the
smoothness of Perry Como and
the nonchalance of Der Bingle.
. We may not know him by the
same name of Carl Vipperman
when he does reach the top, but
hills. Left by himself for a few
hours one evening, the good
Yankee wandered down town
and approached an old man on
"Got a picture show here?" -
"A pool room or library?"
"No." . i
Well, , how ;in the hell do you'
"We go down to the grocer'y
sto'e in the evenings. They have
a nev bacon sliccr."
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by Bob Selig
I were a resident of Chapel "-Hill, I would be
highly insulted by it. Furthermore, the level of
pictures on other weekends has been practically
as low as on this one.
Another argument thatrthe exhibitors would
put forth would be that. people don't really care
what's playing. Look,- they would say, people al
ways come and -buy -a ticket no -matter what ;we
show. Yes, but there are only two movie houses
-in Chapel Hill. People go to see Stage to Tucson
or Buffalo Stampede because they would rather
do that than stay home and stare at their navels.
They h.ave nothing else to do.
.Let me illustrate. Suppose that there were
only two restaurants in town. Further suppose
that o'n weekends these restaurants served only
codfish balls, and stewed tomatoes. The students
of Chapel Hill would have to go to these res
taurants, would have to eat codfish balls and to
matoes, and would have to like it. However, I
would say that these two restaurants would be
taking gross advantage of the public.
It is true that there are some few individuals
who don't care what the movie is. There was one
student who said that he went to the movies
merely to relax, to take it easy, to rest his feet.
It didn't matter to him what was up there on the
screen. Most of us, however, do care. Show us
pictures that we can enjoy to the fullest, pic
tures that stimulate us that don't talk down to
' us as though we were ignoramuses. As for the
person who goes to the movies just. to rest, he will
buy his ticket whether the picture is Stage to
Tucson, All About Eve, or Henry V. Whatever
you shoWj those comfortable chairs will still be
there, popcorn will still be sold outside, it will
still be dark inside, and there will still be those
nice, soothing flickers on the screen. -
by Don Maynard
that voice will remain with all
those who have heard him
Carl came to Chapel Hill in
the sping of 1949, after a year
spent studying at the UNC ex
tension over in Charlotte. He had
previously been in the infantry
and served 13 months in Korea.
Carl was raised in Beckley,
W. Va., but moved to Gaines
ville, Fla., last fall. His new
.home was so new to him, he
said, that the last time he visit
ed .his family he had to call on
the police department to show
him the way home.
And speaking of - families,
Carl's dad raised a family and
a half, from last count. He has
five brothers and four sisters.
An education major who
transferred to English and be
came involved in educational
red tape, Carl was slated to
graduate this June, but now will
be around until next winter
completing his studies.
He doesn't play a musical in
strument and can't read a note,
he says, and yet music flows ef
fortlessly perfect from his lips.
We first heard of Carl last
spring when he was talked into
accepting a small part in that
gigantic Sound and Fury flop
"Blackjack Davie." Mixing stage
singing of that sort with turns
in the Glee Club, Carl remain
ed relatively insignificant un
til he appeared once or twice
in the Rendezvous Room last
year. I mentioned in a column
then that his was a voice worth
hearing and that Carl was a boy
A veteran of two tevee ap
pearances, Carl is a potential
skyrocket, I think. All he needs
is some sort of break to send
him on his way singing into
the hearts of millions, instead
of the thousands here at Chapel
Here's the text of that brief
intro to "Tradition" which Jim
my Capps read at Sunday night's
"Hark the Sound of Tar Heel
Voices how many times in the
many years to come will we sit
back for a moment of pleasant
reflection upon those few short
years when we were a part of
that happy life that is so well
described in the words 'Chapel.
Hill.' How many times will we
remember the friendships that
have . bec6me lifelong,; the, fa
miliar scenes that are indelibly
imprinted upon - our memory,
the Saturday afternoons when,
thd sum total of the happiness
of fifty thousand people lay in
the hands of a loose-limbed fel
low from Asheville. And those
cold rainy nights during exam
week when there was no hap
piness. There was much that we
carried away with us from the
halls of Carolina, but perhaps
the greatest gift of all was our
eternal place in 155 years of
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He Differs With John Sanders
You, no doubt, recall Edward R. Murrow's program of Apr .
6, when he had transcribed interviews with different members (,; 1
your student body and faculty, on the subject of the new (Ira
deferment .bill. .One of the students who gave his opinion i ; -member
of the student governing group. That is the reason I am
writing this, letter. (
First, I would like to say how I stand as far as being in :f. ;
service. I enlisted last' October, but not to avoid the draft, a, r
was a member of the Air Force Reserve, and not subject to th.
draft. : . ' j
Secondly, I am an ex-college student myself, so I know h v.-j
the students feel ar far as the draft is concerned.
Now then, I would like to say that I agree with the student?
council member (hereafter he shall be referred to as "X" to sin pi;.
fy matters) to the extent that anyone with good enough gn. 1,s
should be deferred. But only as long as it doesn't interfere with '
security of the nation in any way. Any and all young men have
an obligation to their country first, and this must be fulfilled if
and when necessary.
However, the main reason for me writing is not that, but the
remainder of X's statement. I cannot quote him, but he definitely
said that if the government was going to defer those with g, cl
grades, they should furnish some sort of scholarship for those w'. .
cannot afford a college education.
With this, I taka definite exception. There is absolutely :.o
reason in the world why the Federal Government should give a
scholarship to anyone who can pass the requirements. That is n t
the American way, but the socialistic way. There have been manv
thousands of persons who have worked their way entirely throiuh
four, or even more, years of college. ...
That is getting back to the idea that those who don't want t-,
work for what they get, should receive gifts from the state or federal ;
governments, which is what made the late FDR so popular with
the individuals lacking initiative. X probably is in his early 20's ;
and knows no other type of government but that of giying to the ;
lazy. He, no doubt, is a, New Deal fanatic, who needs to be taught
that in this great land of ours, from the very beginning, only the-o
with guts and initiative are truly successful, not those who want ;
to be given everything. One of these days, perhaps, X will have !
a rude awakening and discover he won't make it through hfc
with the "gimme; gimmes." If and when this happens, X will be
a much happier man, knowing he deserves what is his, sine- he
worked to get - it.
This concludes my opinion, "and I hope I receive some sort of
answer. I remain yours for a strong, both physical and mental,
United States and a iree world.
Pfc. Walter H. Slewart, USAF
18321191. Box 124
3391 Student Sqdn.
Keesler AFB, Miss.
(Student Body President John Sanders is the "student council
member" called X in Pfc. Stewart's letter. Ed)
Kat Hill From New Bern
Last week it was published that John Harden's daughter was
the second girl to be elected editor of The Daily Tar Heel and
that the other coed editor was from New York. If you will check
your back files you; will find that Katherine Hill of New Bern was
elected editor sometime between 1938 and 1945.
(Mr. Cavines, your memory serves you well. Using the nickname
of "Kat Hill," Miss Hill was elected editor of The Daily Tar Heel
in 1943. Apparently it was the ladies's year, for Frances Defandorf
was business manager and Sara Yokley loas associate managing
editor under Miss Hill. Ed)
presents for the first time
Advance reservations can be
made for any performance at
the ticket office from 10 a.m.
to 10 p.m. Mon. through Sat.
SPECIAL RATE OF 38 CENTS TO ALL U.N.C.
STUDENTS FOR SCHEDULED ENTERTAINMENT
at 8:30 p.m.
3 & 4 p.m.
2, 3 & 4 p.m.