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The official stiidefit newspaper of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, where it Is published by the Publications Board daily during the
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Monday, examinations and - vacation periods and during the official summer
terms when published semi-weekly. Entered as second class matter at the
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Opinions expressed by columnists are not necessarily those of this newspaper.
Editor-in Chief !L7.r..liIl..".' ... ...1 GLENN HARDEN
Business Manager ... - OLIVER W ATKINS
Managing Editor :.. .- - ANDY TAYLOR
Associate Editor - WALT DEAR
Sports Editor - ZANE ROBBINS
Jim Sehenck, Office Manager
Marie Costello. Adv. Manager
For This L&ue: Night Editor. Rolfe Neill; Sports. Bill Peacock
The Daily Tar. Heel is a very fortunate newspaper, in the
journalistic world. It claims more freedom than most papers
of any size.
It is accountable to its publishers, the student body, only
through a small board of five men, who have no power over
the editorial. policy. , . -
Its subscribers, also the students, cannot cancel their sub
scriptions at will.
It is the only plausible media available to its advertisers.
The government under which it operates immediately,
has never passed a libel law. In order to sue it for libel, under
the laws of the state of North Carolina, an individual would
have to sue the state itself, a formidable adversary.
This is truly a free press, in the strongest sense of the
word. Yet or perhaps for that reason The Daily Tar Heel
has in the past been accused of abusing its freedom. It has
been accused of failure to meet its responsibilities, which are
This paper is responsible, and must be responsible, to the
whole state of North Carolina. It is responsible to the trustees
of this University, to the University administration and fac
ulty, because to all of these people, The Daily Tar Heel rep
resents the voice of the students of this institution.
But The Daily Tar Heel's great responsibility is to the stu
dents it serves to the students, who pay for it, who are its
owners and its publishers.
It owes them comprehensive . and accurate coverage of
every phase of student life.
It owes them a journalistic workshop. It owes training
and recognition to every student who wants to join its staff.
It owes them an open shop, in every sense of the word.
It owes each student his newspaper, delivered on time, in
a readable condition.
It owes them entertainment. Insofar as it is financially
possible, it owes them readable features, both syndicated and
It owes them meaningful editorial material, impersonal,
objective and intelligent. . .
It owes them honesty. Above all, it owes them art honest
presentation of the news and an honest appraisal of the news.
It deserves of the students enough working staff members
to meet these responsibilities, and to carry out these duties.
It deserves of the students enough interest to protect it from
outside influence the sort of interest, for instance, which is
gained through campus elections.
It deserves of the students their active support, for with
out them it will die.
The veracity of The Daily Tar Heel has been questioned
in the past. It has been under suspicion here and. elsewhere
in the state. It must meet its responsibilities; it must perform
It owes that to its freedoms.
A Guy. . .
A gujf named Edward O. Diggs is coming to school here
next fall. His coming rated the lead story in last Wednesday's
Daily Tar Heel, and a letter in today's paper. That is because
he is the first Negro ever to be admitted to school here.
He will enter into an atmosphere which will be strange
to him, because he Will be strange to it. Edward Diggs is a
johnny-come-lately to Carolina. He is probably the first of
many Negro students, all of whom will be johnny-come-late-lies
at this institution.
This is not a new situation to the University. In 1903, there
were some other johnny-come-latelies who stepped bravely
onto a campus where they had never been before. Most folks
in these parts through they were just plain crazy. By the
mid-twenties, that attitude had changed slightly. There were
enough of them to fill a new dormitory, the first they had
Spencer Dorm. But most of them were still considered can
didates for a different sort of institution.
Only in the thirties, did women at Carolina begin to come
into their own. Only then, did women begin to come here
in such numbers as to be an integral part of the University.
Let anyone now try to challenge their place here!
But that slow process took more than a quarter of a cen
tury. It is difficult to hasten that sort of acceptance. We will
remember that it has been done before, and will be again. And
we will welcome Edward Diggs as the pioneer that he is.
Add letters we never finished
reading . . . this gem from For
Within the next GO days, fully
One thousand three hundred and
fifty-four baccalaureate .speak
ers will tell you that you must
your shoulder to the wheel,
peeled eyes on the stars, your
nose to th$ grindstone, .wnil'
Bill Peacock, Assoc. Sports Editor
Nancy Burgess, Society Editor,
hold hour torch aloft, keep
your feet firmly planted, catch
the ball which has been passed
to you, grasp the reins (or the
tiller) as you pick up life's
gauntlet from the cross-roads at
the bottom of the long climb, be
cause you are the man of tomor
row. '.'' - ' -, ' ,s
'. And the hell of it -is, it's true.
by Fred Thompson
There exists on this let the
folks who've been around modi
fy it campus a paramount
problem which should be sur
mounted. As all cases have their
circumstances, I shall review the
facts .of the question which; lies
before us. Whereas, almost all
scholarly papers are prefaced, I
.shall not waste time with any
such foreplay. A convenient tool
for presenting problems and fa
cilitating solutions is the Socra-
tic method which shall be used.
(Need it be said that if you are
not satisfied with my proposi
tions, you are at liberty to man
ufacture your own).
Men, have you ever talked
with a coed about having to
leave Chapel Hill on the week
ends for dates and recreation?
And have you had her tell you
about the quality and quanity of
coeds who are dateless during
And being compassionately
convinced, you called her later?
Is this what she said? "I'm sorry,
but I'm booked up through
exam week. May I have a rain
check?" Well, yes; but could you
get me a date for anytime this
week? "I don't . know of any
one. And besides . . . " How
about all those ah, forget it!
Coeds, are you chasing men?
Chasing them like mousetraps
are chasing mice? This is not
to be condemned. And every
once in a while, is your bait
overlooked? This is not your
fault; mousetraps are more ef
fective in places where mice
congregate churches and pan
tries. These things being true, what
is needed? A trysting, place
where unsprung traps may set
themselves? What else?
How about Graham Memori
al? Wherein? The main lounge?
Overlighted for such a delight
ful game. And too many people
trumping in. Rendezvous Room?
A little dark for such an un
r dertaking. And just think what'
would happen in some situa
tions when you take it upstairs.
Furthermore, such a utiliza
tion of those quarters might
prove detrimental to the inter
behavior of the ratrace's second
lap imbibition, interdigitation,
communal embracing (some call
it dancing) and other exhibitive
phenomena. Remember, ovir
concern is to get the racers
properly paced and not to ride
them after they are running.
Pine Room?. Out of the ques
tion. Why? Other needs predom
inate. Men go, there to pick up
short orders and good coffee.
Girls speak for yourselves.
The Library? Enough racket
or rackets there already. We
must guard against overloading
Arboretum? On second
thought, the rains probably
would be as tolerant of such
an operation as is a hyperactive
electric - alarm - clock of Mor
pheus. Also you see, the powers
that be must agree.
Where to go? Is it not true that
recently certain parties were
selling votes to the tune of con
cern for the general .welfare of
individual bodies and all-bodies-united.
Then, would it not be
proper to let Student Govern
ment' entertain our "baby?" Let
Bowers use his powers and other
qualifiers their pacifiers to the
end that men and women of this
campus be given-and-taken by
an opportunity for reciprocal
contemplation palpitation or
salivation or expectoration: dif
ferentiation oomhation or
comphpyation. And from that
time forward "be accorded the
privilege to go forth and . . .;
consummate this to suit your
self. A word to Eye: Use your
broom with discretion. And if
it is always . sweeping your
neighbor's doorsteps, you might
do well to throw the thing
In answer to Adam: Yes, Peter
Mark, Noah and I are big
Bikini, Suzzetes, Wine
"What could be better than
having a pretty French girl
wearing a Bikini serving you
crepe suzette with champagne?"
Thus was the answer of Gin
ette Bouche and France to
charges by Iranian plaintiff Sha
hen Haroutunian that 'the only
things that France has contribut
ed to civilization are crepe suz
ette, Bikini bathing suits, and
The charges against France
were brought by Haroutunian
for his government in a mock
trial during Sunday's meeting
of the Cosmopolitan Club and a
Jury of Injustice agreed with
Miss Bouche that a tasty dish
served up by a pretty girl in a
realistic bathing suit was enough
to expect of any national cul
ture. Students representing a score
of nations and cultures gather
weekly in the Rendezvous Room
of Graham Memorial to ex
change ideas on topics ranging
from international diplomacy
and philosophy to football games
and Monday classes. They are by
In a second trial the United
States represented by Bill Hunt- ;
ley brought suit against the
Philippines charging that the
Philippines were disunited geo
graphically, socially, politically,
Defense Counsel for the Fili
pinos was Connie Bautista who ;
introduced as witnesses two of
her fellow countrymen to testify
in defense of the new Republic.
United Slates vs. Philippines
Huntley's charge The Philip
pines harbored Gen. Douglas
MacArthur for many years.
Bautista Answer Filipinos
deeply admire Gen. MacArthur
but recognize the fact that as a
soldier he was subject to orders
from his Commander-in-Chief,
Huntley Philippines the .
The announcement in Tuesday's
paper that five UNC men had
been nominated, for the More
head scholarships suggests that
a review of th present repre-;
sentation and methods of selec
tion be made.
This University was allowed
up to five nominees for the
Scholarship. This does hot mean
that all five or any of the five
will be chosen to receive the
grants. It means, however, that
every senior college in the state
was allowed five nominations
and that they stand an equal
chance of placing their selectees
on the scholarship list.
In giving the money, Mr.
Morehead stated that he was
primarily interested in develop
Reviews And Previews
play depends upon correct de
"The Barretts of Washington
Square" might well be the sub
title of "The Heiress," present- ;
ed by the Barter Theatre last
Thursday evening. The perform
ance was a success if only in
overcoming the difficulties of
acting in Memorial Hall. The
cast worked determinedly to be
audible at Ithe expense of sub
tlety. The first scenes of the play are
talky, perhaps almost dull. The
story of a highly intricate father-daughter
numerous exciting implications,
some of which were unfortun
ately lost. Irony and ingenuity
Add to MacArthur gags:
Mac and Admiral Halsey were
aboard ship together one day
when they go into an argument
over who was the best president,
Truman or Dean Acheson. The
discussion became so heated that
both began to throw fists, and
first thing anyone knew, they
were both overboard.';
Halsey. couldn't swim, and
Mac had to take him into -tow
overrun with Huks (Communist-led
Bautista Philippines are
willing to fight Huks. Hard to
catch Huks in hills.
Jury's findings Change name
of Kukaloopas to something less
Huntley Nothing's being
done -about public health in the
Islands. Lilipino students are in
terested in public health in
.Chapel Hill attending U. N. C.
Bautista Philippines are a
tropical and sub-tropical Re
public recovering from ravages
of Japs. Great advances in pub
lic health, education (a tradi
tion left by American rule of
Philippines) and democracy.
Huntley Filipino women
wear, long dresses that look like
gummy sackb. These dresses
cover up their personalities.
Bautista The dresses were
introduced four centuries ago by
Magellan and the Spanish con
querors. Jury's findings After' four
centuries without a change, the
Filipino women should alter
Huntley Philippines are not
Bautista Although we have.
7,000 islands, most of us speak
Summation: Bautista The
Philippines, "Pearl of the Ori
ent," is recovering from two
wars in addition to exploitation
by imperialists. We have made
great strides in public health,
education and government. A
small army of 25,000 is willing
to fight Huks, but Huks hide.
The peasants control 70 per cent
of the land.
Iran (Shahen) vs France
France is biting the hands
which feed them.
.- Bouche "You'd bite the hand
that fed you too if it always fed
ing and training the future lead
ers of the state and nation. Here
at Carolina where 85 per cent
of the 5,800 enrolled are from
this state, we are supposed to
have many potential leaders.
The smaller colleges of course
are training leaders but can't
train the amount that this uni
versity does because of limited
We suggest, therefore, that in
future nominations, a more rep
resentative selection be made,
taking into account high aca
demic ratings and leadership
abilities, and also on the amount
of students enrolled in a school.
The actual selection program
undertaken this year will have
"modifications" next year, Dean
were obvious in the final scene,
but irony and delicacy were
missing in Catherine's interview
with Morris Townsend's sister.
The performance was most ef
fective when uncontrolled, when
Catherine denounced her father
and rejected her aunt's affec
tion. Perhaps it is trivial to men
tion minor inaccuracies in cos
tuming and stage business a
quill pen must be frequently
dipped in ink if it is to write
but The Heiress takes such pains
to recreate 1850 verbally that
any incongruity grates. A period
tail; Henry James and the adap
tors of his story were more care-
and swim with the Admiral
over to a life preserver tossed
to them from the ship. Once
aboard, Halsey breathed his
thanks and asked Mac never to
tell what had happened, for,
Halsey said, if his men found
out he couldn't swim, his name
; "would be "mud" in the navy.
With that Mac begged Halsey
never to tell that he had to swim
to return to the ship.
by Jim wiison
Jury Agreed 'because theys
didn't like spam either.
Shahen For at least the past
years the government has -been
Bouche "Looks corrupt from
the outside; not corrupt inside."
Shahen French people re
fused to recognize their only
true leader: Charles de Gaulle.
Bouche "de Gaulle ain't
Jury Girls on jury against
de Gaulle men overuled.
Shahen The only good thing
in France is Paris.
Bouche "Paris is just a sym
bol of France."
Jury (No decision)
Shahen The franc is so
worthless, you cannot carry
enough paper money with you
to buy a decent steak meal.
Bouche "French don't eat
steak but horsemeat. American
bill fold is too small."
Jury (No decission)
Shahen The whole country
is a center of disunity.
Bouche "In time of war
France unifies just as the U.S."
Jury No such thing as a cen
ter of disunity. Forbid women
Shahen The only things
France has contributed to civili
Champagne, crepe suzette, Bi
kini bathing suits.
Bouche "What could be bet
ter than having a pretty French
girl in a Bikini serving you crepe
Jury What is wrong with
Shahen More money is be
ing lured from visitors for tri
vialities than in any other Eu
ropean Country. v
'Supply and de-
by Walt Dear
Wells said. In making these
changes we recommend that in
terviews be given for the .su
perior candidates 'so that out of
125, the committee will have
more to go on than just ques
tionnaires and 1,000 word es
says on future plans. The time
consumed in making the selec
tions should be longer since the
present committee spent less
than two weeks in choosing five
from the large number.
This university is most for
tunate in having scholarships
which favorably compare to the
Rhodes grants. The estimation
of these scholarships will go
even higher if the procedural
methods are changed and the
apportionment of nominees are
made with regard to the popu
lation of the senior schools.
ful than the director of this pro
duction. Peter Pagan acted Dr. Sloper
in a somewhat mechanical, de
clamatory manner. As Catherine
Sloper Elizabeth Wilson played
with tense, well-controlled emo
tion. Mary Perry interprets
Catherine's aunt as comic and
almost stupid, a characterization
not wholly, appropriate in a se-
rious play. The role of Morris
Townsend is difficult, for he is
neither entirely sympathetic
nor unsympathetic, but Rex
Partington managed to act him
convincingly. The production
was capable and the setting
by Don Maynard
. "If my men knew I couldn't
walk on water, I'd be through,"
And then there's the one
about St. Peter sending for a
physchologist. ' .
. "God," St. Pete explained,
"thought he was General Mac-Arthur."
Tradition has been broken on
the-Carolina Campus in that a
Negro was selected by a com
mittee of doctors to the Carolina
Med School. Not only has tra
dition been broken but also the
dreams of some one pre-med
Carolina student who for four
years labored diligently only to
be denied admission while a
Negro enters graciously.
This means that the position
now filled by the accepted Ne
gro applicant will "promote the
rejection of some hard working
Carolina student who has un
doubtedly better qualifications
than any dark-congo boy.
You might say, well what is
to be done? Truly, there, is no
appropriate answer at the mo
ment, but maybe a loud protest
might register. I'm like the mule
that was haltered, but darn if
I can't still kick.
MAIL BOX MAGAZINES
"Book, book?" A small brown
finger pointed longingly at the
sparse book shelf in the Clinic.
Lucella was classified as a high
idiot, but idiot or not, she knew
what she wanted. She simply
wanted something to do, as any
healthy, eleven-year-old would.
But, she had nothing but the
loneliness of the ward and the
company of blabbering hunks of
flesh. A book or magazine, even
she realized, would help fill up
those empty gaps of endless time
in the State Hospital for the Ne
gro Insane at Goldsboro.
Literature in any shape or
form is needed desperately to
help make the lives of the 2,400
Right Election Choice
We have been around the
world seven times and have'
never heard such sad stories as
those we have been reading on
the editorial page in The Daily
Tar Heel for the last few issues.
When we were quite, young, our
mothers told us that when we
did a good thing people would
recognize it and give us due
credit and it would be unneces
sary for us to "blow our own
herns". Those tear-jerking stor
ies we've been reading have
broken our hearts and we refuse
to continue reading such "soap
opera" material. We express our
greatest sympathy to you who'
have so graciously given of your
time and effort and have receiv
ed no reward.
The election is now history
The News and Observer
In Good Faith
The University of North Carolina has demonstrate v,
its Board of Trustees was not engaging in an idle gesture in
ordering applications for admission to graduate schools to
be handled "without regard to race or color" in instances
where similar courses are not offered by state-supported
Three weeks to the day after the action of the Board a
Negro applicant has actually been admitted to the medical
This action should be notice to the world and particularly
to the Negroes in North Carolina that the University has
acted in good faith and will continue to do so in this matter"
The action is not as radical a departure in North Carolina
as it might seem' in view of the fact that the Ne-no medical
student will be the first of his race to enter the University
From the time of Governor Charles Brantley Aycork North
Carolina has treated the term "equal" seriously in its race
ielations and particularly in educational questions Nepro col
leges, and good colleges they are, were established' many
years ago and 10 years ago North Carolina took an action
unprecedented in states with dual school systems of pavin
its Negro teachers on the same basis as white teachers
,The word "equal" has now and will continue to be applied
to the graduate schools of the University. '
To the Crossword fans: Tomorrow -you get two Crosswords
SENIORS! PLAN NOW TO TAKE PART IN
SENIOR WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
Senior Late Movie, Barefoot Day. and Picnic
MAY 10. 11, 12
JUIMfBfl;JUI.IIWWIMI I I. ,
What is the solution? I main
tain that every industrious Caro
lina student should be given
first priority as to application
approval when it comes to Ne
groes and Med School. In other
words we should have a rule
whereby every qualified Caro
lina student's application for
Med School should be accepted
before any thought whatsoever
is given to a Negro applicant, if
Personally, the acceptance of
a Negro to the Carolina Med
School was a quick, sharp cut
into my personal pride as a
Carolina student, because I now
remain like one of those who
had the front door closed in his
face while the congo-boy came
into the back door.
There is no way to retaliate
for such utter, contemptible in
justice, but I will protest still,
and not forget.
Ken Wright, Jr.
patients, like Lucella. more
bearable. They are pitifully un
- der-staf f ed having only one
psychiatrist and eight doctors
for the entire institution. Is it
too much to ask that each of us
search around for old books and
magazines to help alleviate the
lack of occupation amongst these
people? The joy they will derive
from a single picture to look at
instead of four blank walls, will
be your reward for the little
extra effort put forth to bring
your donations over to the
What do you say? Bring those
mags to the "Y" today!
Jane E. Jenkins
Human Relations Committee, Y"
and it is sickening to read the
continuous wailing of this
"lame duck" staff. If you are
man enough to defeat, and the
stories we have been confronted
with during the past week only
emphasize to us that we made
the correct choice in the elec
tion. It seems that OLD STAFF
MEMBERS NEVER DIE AND
THEY ARE SLOW FADING
George W. Miler. Jr.