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Executive- News Editor
Bill Peacock. .Associate Sots. Ed.
Nancy Burgess, Society Editor
Chase Ambler.. Ass. Sub. Manager
Andy Taylor, News Editor
News Staff; Walt Dear, Mae White. Billy Grimes, Pat Morse, Joan Charles. Anne
Gowen, Joan Palmer. Harvey Ritch.
Sports staff: Bill Peacock. Biff Roberts. Art Greenbaum, Ken Barton. Leo
Northart. Ed Starnes. Bill Hughes. Jack Claiborne, Angelo Ver-dicanno.
Society staff: Franny Sweat. Lu Overton, Lou Daniel. Tink Gobbet." Helen
Business Staff: Marie Costello, Marie Withers, Hubert Breeze, Bruce Marger.
Bill Faulkner. Joyce Evans, Beverly Serr, Jim Schenck. Jane Mayrt, Jane
Goodman, Betty Lou Jones. Stanley Sturm, Waliy Horton.
The Golden Fleece
As a gong tolls and a deep, resonant voice entones the
myth of. Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece, the audience in
Memorial Hall Monday night will sit a little bit forward in
their seats and silence will fall over the Hall. Black-robed
figures will stalk the aisles, searching for men fit to join them
in the ranks of the Order of The Golden Fleece.
It will be an impressive moment, and it should be, for in
duction in the most noble honor society on campus is a dis
tinction to be accompanied by pomp and ceremony. Monday
night will see the 48th ritual, and an undisclosed number of
outstanding men of this campus will join the ranks of those
tapped since 1903. x
Those tapped will become part of an organization that
can claim for its alumni membership such statesmen as Presi
dent Gordon Gray, former President Frank P. Graham, and
Governors J. C. B. Ehringhaus and O. Max Gardner. The
tapping: is a tribute to the work and distinguished service
for the campus the chosen men have accomplished. At the
same time, it is a similar tribute to the organization itself,
for the high plane of ideals it has set and for the unheralded
good it has accomplished annually.
No. set number of men have bj?en earmarked for induc
tion, as the Fleece taps in proportion to the number of eligible
men each year. Their names will remain undisclosed until
the actual ceremony Monday. Choice of the candidates is
SfcfectecV through secret meetings of the members, an essen
tial Vt4ponsible for the impressiveness of the entire evening.
A spoksman for the Fleece has warned that those students
who desire seats at this annual event should be in their seats
before 7:30, the time set for the beginning of the ritual. The
doors pf the Hall will be closed after that and no -one will be
allowed iin afterwards. This way, thefampressiveriess of. the
ceremony will be maintained. 1
Following the Fleece tapping, an also traditional, although
sometimes less ceremonial, program will take place. The an
nual Valkyrie Sing, in which the fraternities, sororities, men's
and women's dormitories match vocal cords for a gold loving
cup will fill the hall with well-practiced and re-worded ver
sions of familiar songs.
Though not as solemn as the Fleece proceedings, we recom
mend the Sing as a fine student-participation attraction.
A little younger than the 20th Century itself, the Fleece
was founded by Dr. Henry Horace Williams, the University's
famous philosopher-scholar, and several other of his friends.
In 1903 a total of eight were initiated, among them Dr. Phil
lips Russell of the Journalism School. The Order was first
conceived in its entirity by Dr. Eben Alexander, Dean of the
University and past envoy to Greece. According to history,
Dr. Alexander was a member of the Skull and Bones at Yale,
the first honorary society on an American college campus. It
was his wish, the story goes, tha tthe Univeristy here become
the second in the nation to honor its outstanding students,
and thus, the Order of The Golden Fleece was born.
Dr. ' Edward Kidder Graham added his influence and
helped Dr. Williams launch the organization in search of
worthy. Carolina men over the years. In 1948, the practice
of "re-tapping" an outstanding Fleece alumnus who had per
formed yorthy service to his fellowmen was instituted with
the re-tapping of Kay Kyser, for his unselfish service to the
world of .entertainment and for his work in the promotion of
the State Good Health program.
The Fleece was founded to fill a definite campus need,
according to Dr. Williams. In an editorial in The Daily Tar
Heel on May 8, 1938, concerning the Fleece, he wrote:
"On the campus at the time of its foundation there were
eight different cliques of students and there was no Univer
sity spirit. There were two or three fraternity cliques and
some doitmitories which had rallied into separate groups.
There was a group of scholars, and a group of gay and giddy
men and .a group of athletes. We figured out the plan . . .
and decided to select one outstanding man from each group
for scholarship. These men were brought around the table
so that the little groups on campus would perish, so that the
greatest scholar and the greatest athlete could sit down side
by 'side .at one table."
Dr. Williams' idea clicked In successive years, The Daily
Tar Heel as well as the campus at large made a sport of pre
dicting the Fleece initiates. In recent years it has been cus
tomary also to honor sincere, hardworking faculty men with
membership in the Order, and one professor is usually tapped
along with the crop of students.
So this year again, the black-robed figures will stalk
Memorial Hall's aisles in search of those men who have made
themselves great by working for the greatness of the Uni
versity. It is anybody's guess who will feel the heavy hand
on his shoulder and hear the sincere applause of the audience,
but any pne of those the Fleece will place their hands upon,
we may ' asiureS r;Js fitting selection, a prophetic se
ROY PARKER. JR.
... ED WILLIAMS
Nell Cadieu, Ad. Mgr.
Oliver Watkins, Office Mgr.
Wade Brvant, Circ. Mgr.
Tom McCalL Subs. Mgr.
on the Carolina
' by Chuck Hauser
1 had a black eye last week
end. - j'--; , -,
--. It wasn't much of a black eye,
and it wasn't the ilsual -kind of
a black eye it was.j'ust-'a small
discoloration beneath my right
peeper. But within two days,
the following stories had circu
lated on eampiis and drifted ,
back to me: -
1. A mob' of Douglas Mac
Arthur supporters "had attacked
me in a dark', alley over the
weekend. -. " ;'
2. Frank Allston had exacted
revenge for something uncom
plimentary I said about him in
3. A certain young lady, who
shall remain unnamed for the
purposes of this discussion,
clobbered me with her fist or
pocketbook, depending on which
version you heard. " .
4. The Dance Committee had
brought out the rubber hoses on
5. -1 had walked into a door
(printshop variety) . ;
6. A group of South Carolin
ians had staged a sortie after a
Saturday night binge.
For the record, may I state
here and now that none of the
- above are true.
The true story is very simple.
I took a date over to Duke for
the latest Hoof 'n' Horn musical
comedy- last Thursday night,
went to a Hoof 'n' Horn party
(on campus non-alcoholic) af
ter the show, and; as we 'were
leaving to make it back' to
Chapel Hill by midnight some
Duke student at th door ges
tured with his cigar at precisely
the wrong moment. ' ' '
The gesture and I became in
timately acquainted, and the re
sult was my eye not so much
a bruise as a burn, but it looked
about the same.
When we got back to Chapel
Hill, I headed for the Infirmary
where Dr. Alexander -snapped a
patch on my eye and told me
to come back in the morning.
When he took ; it off the next
day, I could see, but what con
cerned me was what everybody
else could see.
The rumor mills'started" grind
ing them out almost . immed-'
Moral: When you get a black
eye, no matter what size or
what type or from what cause,
go into seclusion. A hermit's
life couldn't be as bad as the
And as long as I mentioned
the Hoof 'n' Horn show, I might
go further into last week's pro
duction of "Belles and Ballots."
Hoof 'n' Horn is the Methodist
Flats counterpart of our Sound
& Fury musicomedy group, but
the resemblance ends there.
While at Carolina. Sound &
Fury, like student government,
publications and everything
else, is limping along with a
skeleton staff and little interest
and-or cooperation ... from any
large number of students, Hoof
'n' Horn has a membership of
more than 300 people, most of
whom work on every production
in some' capacity or other.
The organization, which pro
duces original musicals written,
staged and acted entirlely by
students, is almost as much of
a social group as it'.is a dramatic
From the day freshmen first
enter the hallowed halls of
Washington Duke's modest in
stitution in West Durham, they
begin to hear about Hoof 4n'
Horn. Scores of them beat a
path to the organization's doors
when joining time comes around.
There's really no secret about
the popularity of the Duke club.
The key is promotion a wide
open campaign to stimulate in
terest, followed by good shows
to consolidate that interest.
Then there was the one about
the two fighter pilots stationed
in North Africa during the war.
With nothing else to do between
reconnaissance flights, they each
put up a pint of whisky, with
the liquor to go to the. first man
who bagged a lion.
One of them finally got a
three-day pass, put a lot of
money into a' full-scale safari,
and set off in the woods for the
hunt. At the end of the third
day he found his lion, bagged
him, and returned to the base.
When he got there he found
that his friend also had a lion,
and had had it stuffed and
mounted already. He had simp
ly taken his plane up over the
jungle, spotted a lion, and raked
the animal with both wing guns.
Moral: A strafed lion is the
shortest distance between two
(This column is in answer to.
Pvt. Robert Stewart' and a let
ter he wrote criticizing a mem
ber of the UNC group that spoke
over a national hookup abaut
the new draft policy on stu
dents. Murphy, campus attpr- "
ney -general, was the person-who
advocated federal scholarslups
for tliose who passed suchAests
as the selective service mighty
give. Ed.) V
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This is the requested reply to;
the letter from Pf c. Walter H.
Stewart who wrote to The Daily
Tar Heel attacking the state
ment I made over Edward R.
Murrow's program "Hear It
I said, in essence, that I
thought the fundamental prin
ciple! underlying the President's
Proclamation was sound, be
cause it embodied the concept .
of national service,, and took'
cognizance of the long-range na
ture of the problem we face. It
recognizes that a pqrson may be
serving in the national interests
in other ways than in the purely
I said that the government
should defer those that are gift
ed intellectually, only because,
it wishes to develop their native
talents to -their fullest produc
tivity, in order that they might
make more effective contribu-.
tions to the current scheme; that
I thought that the requirements
should be made more rigid; and
that upon the completion of
their academic work, every stu
dent ought to serve in whatever"
capacity the Defense Depart
ment so directs.
However, Private Stewart
seems most concerned over the
.second portion of my remarks f
which concern financial aid to
those deferred. I stated that I
w'ould be opposed to the present
program unless it contained
Federal scholarships locally ad
ministered, for those who merit
ed them, because I felt that the
On The Soap Box
For thirty minutes the "old
soldier" spoke about the U. N.
intervention in Korea withovit
once mentioning the U. N.-; ' It
appears to me that either-this .
was a deliberate and contemp
tuous omission or that the Gen
eral does not fully comprehend
why we are in Korea. In any
case, I would recommend for his
reading the following:
Peace like war, can succeed
only where there is a will to
enforce it, and where there is i
available power to enforce it.
The Council of the United
Nations- must have the power tq
act quickly and decisively to
keep the peace by force, if ne
cessary. A policeman woidd not
be a very effective policeman
if, when he saw a felon break ...
into a house, he had to go to
the town hall and call a town
meeting to issue a icarrant be-
fore the felon could be arrested.'
If we do not catch the inter
national felon when ice have
our hands on him, if we let him.
"For the market, not for art."
Tempest in a Teacup, a new play by James inther, describes
itself in this phrase. Within its recognized limitations the play
is entertaining and sometimes exciting. The cast is good, the sett
ing imaginative, and the direction capable.
The murder mystery or detectve play as a genre makes specific
requirements. Two of these are that there be a murder or a mys
tery and that suspense be maintained in revealing "who done it."
The crime should occur as soon as possible, even before the curtain
rises, so that the real story, the detecting, can begin.
The poisoning of Dr. King is put off until the end of a tea
party during which everyone is motivated to murder him. This is
a cleverly conceived scene, but some of the "plants" are too ob
vuios. Since Mrs. King is almost hysterical at the beginning she
cnanot react to her husband's death except by becoming calm. The
victim has to be hateful if the audience is to sympathize with the
murderer, but; Dr. King is, so pathological .that the party becomes
ah impossibility; the petty normality of teacups and sandwiehps
should contrast with the fatal angry quarrel instead of being
overwhelmed by it.'
Leonora Townsend made Marie Hanson a handsome, intelligent,
and sympathetic murderess. Ann Leslie and Melvin Hosansky
acted Dr. and Mrs. Potter with excellent comic technique. Jane
Milligan was appropriately distraught as Mrs. King; .Lawrence
Peerce despotically menacing as ner husband. Heribert Wenig
acted with refinement, Hal Hackett. with assurance, and Charles
Kellogg with restraint. .- ,
, There was much aimless coming and going in Acts II and III,
but it was demanded by the script. The direction properly em
phasized comic relief, a device to heighten tension by conrtast and
to relieve it temporarily. '
present program would not de
fer on the basis of intellectual
merit, but on the basis of eco
nomic status. ;
It would defer, in other words,
not those who are qualified, but
those,, who. are ' qualified and
Private Stewart then uses this
proposal to attack me as "socia
jiistic," "not in the American
tradition," "a New Deal fanat
ic," "a confessed young man of
21," and a person with the "gim
mie, gimmies." He further
claimed that my "proposal em
bodied the idea (which he attri
buted to the New Deal), that
the Federal Government should
""give gifts to "those that are
lazy and don't want to work for
what they get." -
In reply, I should offer the
(1) By labeling an idea with
a name, such as "socialistic," you
Have done nothing to discredit
its validity, and you ought to
address yourself to analyzing
issues, rather than labeling. Ev
ery, reform of the last 60 years
has been labeled "socialistic,"
but many of these reforms are
now, acceptec' as part of the
; orthodoxy of. "free enterprise."
I am not a Socialist, and I don't
know what "sociatlistic" de
notes. (2) I am a New Dealer and I
; may be "fanatic." As to the
' validity, character, and accom
plishments of the New Deal, I
shall not address myself in this
letter, but merely refer you to
any good American history book
for their evaluations, which I
,think you will be surprised to
find laudatory. (See three out
standing American historians
Morrison, Commager, Sehlesin
(3) Your remark about "so
cialistic, and not in the Ameri-
-can way" intrigues me most.
Briefly, I hope that you will
take the time to acquaint your
self with what are the American
get away witfi Ids loot because
the town council lias not passed
an ordinance authorizing his ar
rest, then we are not doing our
share to prevent another world
war. The people of the nation
want their government to act,
and not merely to talk, when
ever and wherever there is a
tlireat to world peace. October,
1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
This is, I think, the classic de
scription of why we are in Ko
rea. It should be emphasized
that this is not war in its ordin
ary sense; it is police action.
The General was right when
he said that "in war there is
no substitute for victory." The
purpose of war is to make your
enemy subject to Nyour will.
However, the purpose of police
action is entirely different: it
is to restore order, to return the
loot, and, when possible, to cap
ture and punish the criminal.
It is clear that a policeman must
always consider, whether or not
his. actions in attempting to cap-r
by Wm. Peterson
by Dick Murphy
traditions, for we have many.
It is true that we have a tradi
tion of "free enterprise," but we
also have a not inconsiderable
tradition of socialism, starting
almost from the founding of our
country, and producing such dis
tinguished Americans as the late
Eugene Debs, and Norman
But an even more character
istic and productive tradition
has been the "liberal reform"
tradition, to which I like to
think I belong. This tradition
has produced some of our great
est American leaders, and the
most noteworthy accomplish
ments of American democracy.
Arbitrarily, it begins with
Thomas . Jefferson, (Who, also,
incidentally, supported a sys
tem of state-supported scholar
ships), followed by Andrew
Jackson, Carl Schurz and the
liberal Republicans, the Popu
lists, the Progressives, the Bull
Moosers of Teddy Roosevelt, the
New Freedom of Woodrow Wil
son, the LaFolletts, and finally,
the New and Fair Deals.
(4) Although it is true that
many students do work their
way through four years of col
lege, it would be impossible for
all those who are academically
eligible for college to pay their
way on self-help jobs. This par
ticular University is having
great difficulty even now' in
handling the relatively small
group of self-help students and
those in financial difficulty.
Think of the number who can
not even get into college because
of financial reasons.. They aren't
lazy the jobs and opportunities
are just limited.
(5) Finally, I admit that I
don't have all the answers and
I think that all thinking people
have been "confused" since the
beginning of time. It is only
when I think that I have found
"final truth" that I shall begin
to get worried.
by Bob Selig
ture the criminal are enlarging
the disorder. For instance, a
policeman cannot fire on a killer
who has wedged himself into a
crowd of innocent bystanders.
Some may say that this is
visionary, that it can never
work, that it has never been
tried before. They may demand
that we talk about things as they
are, not as they ought to be. I
would call their attention to the
alternative suggestion, to the
suggestion made by the "old
soldier" as to how war may be
The problem basically is theo
logical and involves a .spiritual
recrudescence, an improvement
of human character that will
synchronize with our almost
matchless advances in science,
art, literature and all material
and cultural developments of
the past 2,CQ0 years. It must
be of the spirit if we are to save
the flash. April, 1951, General
It is for the people of this
nation and of the world to de
cide which of these ideas is prac
tical and which is visionary.
Then they must' choose the one
that has some chance of work
ing. On Campus
Add to lon list of absent
minded professors department:
Bob Madry, of the University
News Bureau, was In a dither
the other day. lie was trying
to answer the two telephones
located near his desk, write a
news release and light . his
cigar, all at the same time.
After the smoke had cleared,
flustered Mr. Madry remember
ed a call to home he should
have placed. Picking up one, of
the two nearby phones, he dial
ed, not his home number, but
the News Bureau office number.
Still holding the first receiver,
Mr. M. answered the ringing of
the second phone.
We wonder how long he car
ried on the conversation with
I'd like to modify a statement I made in yesterday s Roll,,,,.
Stones. I said this campus was composed of the laz.ost md.vuh,,!
ever to set foot upon earth. I take that back. All mt two a,, ;y
And those two came up to the offices of The Daily Tar He 1 ,
terday and volunteered their services as sran im-u.uc.a. i..
of those foolhardy individuals wholared to enter the inner san, -t
of a "closed shop": Robert Shrader and Leon uuimu.
God bless you both.
Here's an entertainment tip to those of you planning to atton I
the University Club Carnival tomorrow night. I'd strongly sug
gest that you hover near the Theta Chi "Ugliest Man On Campu "
booth. I have three good reasons for this suggestion: (1) One
the loveliest creatures in these. parts will be on hand to present t
Ugly Man contest winner with, a loving cup.. She is Miss Aide..,
Boisseau, May Queen of 1951; (2) The Ugliest Man On Campus wi:i
be presented; (3) Theta Chi is presenting an old-time min-tr.M
show at the Carnival. I saw the dress rehearsal and it's ftn ;,'.
There'll be a small admission fee, all proceeds of v-hich arc un
marked for the Damon Runyon . Cancer Fund.
Spend an evening at the Carnival, attend tha Theta Chi ). ,. .
and give your pennies for some unfortunate victim of that die, i
disease Cancer. Remember, Cancer strikes at anyone. By givir.j,
you rnay be helping yourself.
Dr. Reer, Take Back Seat
An article in Tuesday's edition bearing Rolfe'Neill's byline pre
sented the following information concerning Phi Delta T1h-1;,'s
houseboy: "Dr. Reet, whose 17 years as houseboy gives him cl;.i:n
to the oldest position of this sort on campus."
Our own. houseboy asked me to dispute this claim on his behalf.
For the sake of the record books, Albert "Phi" Reeves is sei vin
his twenty-first consecutive year as houseboy of Phi Gamma D.-lin
having begun his tenure of service January 3, 1930.
Phi Gamma Delta
Quit Beating War Drums
As I hear of the great reception of General MacArthur in New
York, I reflect upon the stupidity of a people who imprison men ot
peace who would save their sons and all humanity from brutal
death and destruction, but who cheer atavistic brutes who have
historically conducted the murder of American citizens in the
bloody process of 'murdering the citizens of other lands.
All the magnificent towers of New York, all the graceful bridges
spanning its rivers, all the colorful dramatic productions, all the
delicate tracery of gothie churches, all the mighty instutitions of
education, art and culture, the modern mass of the United Nation -building
intended to house the capitol of a peaceful world no
longer symbolize civilization, but emerge as taller totem pole.-; of
an unprecedented barbarism wherein millions of blood-thirsty citi
zens turn out to cheer one of the world's most destructive blood
letters, an unequaled butcher and searer of human flesh both
foreign and domestic.
New Yorkers, and all Americans, should stop ' danc ing around
like tribal primitives on the warpath in the wake of military ball
rooms inflated by the propaganda blasted forth in roaring volume
by America's imperial collectors of planetary blood money. On the
contrary, they should lend their irresistible moral support to
friendly forces seeking to create the universal peaceful world.
Peace can never be built by mass slaughter and forced submis
sion. Peace can be created only in freedom and in the voluntary
association of people, who, loving one another, build for one an
ther for the welfare of one another in order that all men may share
work, abundance, ease and life together.
Five million savages cheering in New York can never glorify
barbarians and their dropping of atomic bombs on hundred- of
thousands of plain, hard-working, life-loving human beings.
The future and all glory belong to those who risk their live-,
not to perpetrate war on an increasingly terrible scale, but to
epitomize and create the loving peace in which all men can live
helping life in brotherhood . . .
Let no man devote one minute to any destructive thought ''
thing. Let all men devote all their efforts to the good, const ruet!v
asks which hurt no man and help all humanity. This course v. ;'l
bring forth no mighty barbarians like MacArthur, but it will c!
vate every man to the true heroism bo-n of kindness to and ser
vice of all mankind.
Veinon Ward. UNC '35
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