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THE DAILY TAR HEEL
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1951
Reason' , ,
Tuesday night . we heard two speches-both so excellent
that we wish every student could have heard them, :
The student legislature debated a resolution opposed to
segregation in seating of Negro students in Kenan Stadium.
Vice-president Bunny Davis commended the legislators on
their, orderly debate. They should also be complimented on
the logic and calm with which it was conducted, on both sides.
Speech of the evening was made by Dick Murphy, newly
appointed SP legislator, but old hand in campus politics. Al
ways a powerful, and sometimes a vehement, orator, Murphy
alone made the issue clear.
He began by saying that the question was not one of
liberalism versus conservatism. "A student's right has been
abridged," he said. ' "If this is allowed to go unquestioned,
(the rights of) every student here and every member of the
student community are in danger
Murphy pointed out that the current seating policy is
discriminatory toward certain students because of the color
o; their skin, and that membership in ah organization would
be- an equally valid basis for discrimination. :
"I am thinking of fraternities," he said, adding that it
imghtras well be members of a certin religion or " discussion,
iroup. The true issue, he said, was found in the fact that the
administration, has set up, two clasess of students. "There
:ught to be only one class student on this campus first
He also asserted that the morality of the propaganda war
j are program was at stake, asking how this nation could hon
estly maintain a program designed to teach thV principles
of derpocracy to the world, two thirds of it colored, if citizens
.hesitated to fight for those same principles wtihin the nation.
The magnificent. Murphy also managed" to sidetrack for a
time on the principles of representative government, in an
jr.ver to an argument propounded by another legislator. All
this in about 10 or 15 minutes.
. by Borry Forber
"Wot Guilty -.
The same evening, Bob Thompson, Editor of the High
Point Enterprise and: weekly" radio commentator, delivered
an address before - the philanthropic Assembly at their Fall
"Delivered an address is really to pretty a term for
Thompson's exposition and expose of North Carolina poltics.
Palling not a single punch, he briefly covered the history of
I'ic- state's government, running wittily through the regimes
A Cam Morrison, Max Gardner, Clyde Hoey, Melville Brough
ton,vGregg Cherryyand Kerr Scott, listing trades, deals, and
countec-plots that brought them to. power and kept them
there. v.- '. :;.
Thompson the conservative, if he is, didn't conserve a.
single word. He named people and deals known and suspect
ed with nary an embellishment. The delivery was rapid-fire,
and the oration was a brief course in realistic political science.
'Because he is an honest politcian, he believes that North
Carolina has the cleanest poltics hereabouts. Because he is
.' unbiased journalist, he believes in telling about how we got
that -way, and what's wrong with it.
Speaking of a particular deal, he said "That's riot dishonest
it V just smart' Which conies to the essential truth about
polities. The phrase "an honest politician" is not a paradox.,
i t lis? a question of relativity. The honest politician is the good
iatesman who politics his statesmanship into success, always
with the interests of those whom he represents foremost in
as mind. . .:, . -
Neither is the phrase "an unbiased joumali,','a'paradox
iti&xkgh we don't believe we've ever eh","completely un
aised or. honst man. But th living paradox of the stage and
ige-.is. Bob Thompson, who rests comfortably, between the
aditional horns, being bothunbiased journalist and honest
olitician. . : . v:
by Bill Brown
' "First- we'll make him steal ,
a road sign from the' Durham1 -toad,
and then he can climb-a
statue etc., etc., etc." - i "
And so '"Hell Week.is off -,to :
; a. grand and glorious start. But '.
Jees anyone get any real fun
I out. of such stunts? There can
be no doubt as to whether, any
one benefits' from such actions. '
a Has a potential fraternity man
i - proved himself more deserving J t
of wearing a ; pin after. 'he lias
tolen the sign or climbed the ;
statue ei al? 4 It seems to me',
he- would have , come .closer ; to;
readying himself if he,had help- ,
fd- to do something beneficial' to1
' the community. 'j. ' ; ' ,
Bob Illar'thought along these
J)mem when he initiated "Helpks,
Week" into Alpha Tau Omega
ij 1949. Other fraternities on
many campuses have been:quick
He-pick up the idea and further
f jfoveithe benefits of Help Week i;
LovejlenWe'eki ; ' ' Sr'1
; ' Ahcl scfrhal jbout heHbi ;tJ
first state university? -Well, last
y ear -one - fraternity (althou gh
not a social fra't) ' tried Help
Week wfjlh excellent results.
This year, after an action of .
the national delegation of the
fraternity, Chi Psi is to go on
record as the' first social frat
on our campus using Help Week.
This is only the beginning.
There is no excuse lor the
deaths injuries, and what-not
that have been the result, of
Hell Week on campuses across
the nation. Why should we at
Carolina wait for such an inci
dent to shock us out of our back
wardness on this issue before
some action is taken? "
If the individual fraternities
are not farsighted enough to in
stigate Help Week, then the In-
ter-fraternity Council should
take the action for. them. Of
course, the. council already pass-
ruled ! fegainst ' actions harm-'
fl i tVhe :bodj 56r) mentality. ;
. '' "r-'-"c! htm hettehed
The NSA Congress in Minne
apolis would' ve been duller than
a monastery tea if it hadn't been
fox siv observer delegates from
Brazil. These colorful cavaliers
from the Coffee Kingdom radi
ated, 'enough razzmatazz and
good cheer to turn the whole
show into a rollicking zebra
derby. I had the pleasure of .
serving as guide, bell boy, an
wet nurse to these Brazilian s
dents and we became old friends
at once. '
They were all sons of wealthy
. land-owning gentry and they
came with enough baggage to
outfit an Antarctic expedition.
These Erazilianaires brought
four trucks of clothing, a gross
of harmonicas, sixteen cartons of
cigarettes, and eight suitcases
bulging with everything from
serapes to swi wax. -
' Nobody went to meet our
guests at the Airport when they
first landed in the USA because
we figured they, could find Min
neapolis without any trouble.
Find Minneapolis! Those guys
couldn't find a bass fiddle in a
phone booth. First they flew to
ANApolis, Maryland. They, sen
sed something was screwy so
then the flew tq INDIANapolis
Indiana. Finally three days too
late, they accidently ended up
where they belonged in Minne
apolis, Minnesota Their only
comment was, "Sorry . to keep
you waiting. We never knew you
had so many towns of the same
The , group interpreter was
Amado, a. robust ILatin who '
spoke English with an accent
you could slice with a rusty
machete. He had a mouth big
enough to sing duets and when,
he wasn't cursing the Argentine
fascists he was telling Henry
Bowers shaggy, dog stories in
Portuguese. Maybe - Amado
couldn't drink all', the beer Min
neapolis could produce, but he
sure kept them working nights.
Then there was Osdrubal, a
wispy., little .geezer, , who barely
came up to my kneecaps. He '
always wore a bow tie. I think
during Hell Week on this cam- .
pus tor . some . time. We might
even assume that nothing ser- -ious
will happen, but, even so,
nothing good has resulted from
Hell Week. This also is a valu
able point tot remember. If our
frat men want to argue that they -are
only having fun, I ask them
to look over the stunts last year's
pledges were compelled , to1 per- '"
form. Remember,, we are sup
posed to be college MEN, not
Jiigh school BOYS.
This campus (or the town of
Chapel Hill, Carrboro and sur
rounding communities) is neith
er so beautiful nor so up-to-date
that some improvements could
not be made by. the energetic
boys that take . part in Hell.
Week. Why, then, do we con- .
tinue having the outmoded week
as part of our yearly calendar
condoned by this Inter-fratern-s v
ity Council and apparently by
the University itself? I :
.The preceding was ba&d on
ma. article by Karl Dexter: "The
Mciemorphisis of Hel j Week"; I
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by David Afoxcmdcr
"Happy Go Lovely": Several
years ago M.G.M. picked up the
option of a blonde dancer named
Vera-Ellen, and gave her a
chance to dance with Gene
Kelly in a specialty number.
Prior to the release of the film,
"Words and Music', they allow
ed Miss Ellen to", contract for
two films at R.K.O. and this is
the last of the two.
- The story concerns an Amer
ican in London who works as a
.chorus girl. On her way to re
hearsal one day, she misses her
ride, and is taken to the theater.
,by a kind passer-by. It turns
out that the car belongs to a
rich greeting card manufacturer,
who up to this time has been
not at all susceptible to the
charms of wmen. David Niven
and Ceasar Romero are the men
in Vera's life, but it is her little
English roommate who will rate
your cheers. Bearing an amazing
resemblance to Leslie Caron,
of "An American In Paris"
fame, she gives the picture the
decided lift it deserves.
As always, Vera does a fine
job of. dancing, the Piccadilly
he'd have tripped on any .other
kind. The other boys were An-
tonio, who made love to every
woman at the Congress in al
phabetical order; Cesar, who"
wore flashy, striped cubaverr a
jackets that looked like some
Cadillac was going around with
out seat covers; and lima, who
could walk on the stage for a
Xavier Cogat role without a
drop of make-up.
The other gentlemen we just
called " Angel ' Face because
every jfcime somebody mentioned
the. word "Argentina" he winced
and" frowned as though you'd
called his mother a dirty name.
He could pose for a gastritis ad
- without moving a muscle m his
face. " '
These Brazilian boys were
amazed that American students
have been so slow to organize
"and show a little backbone. In
other parts of the world the
title , of "Students" rank right
up there with "Doctor" and :
"Lawyer". Amado told me, "For
too:long the. students of Ameri
ca have been patted on the head
and told to run along. If you
ever hope to win the recogni
tion of your people and your
government you've got to build
a powerful national students'
In fourteen days of mixing,
chatting, and laughing these
boys did more to cement hem
ispheric solidarity than a whole
battalion of babbling diplomats
in Washington. Just before their
plane took off for . Rio, Antonio
j gave nie a warm handclasp and
faid,pr0u'veotta great little
country up here ' but I fear I'll
, never understand your Ameri
can women. Where else on this
planet does a woman pay twenr
xy-iiye ; aoiiars- ;ior a new slip
;and therif tget: m&dbc4use ,Jt
Suite particularly being an eye.
opener. The film is done in tech
nicolor, and has a special pre
view tonight, 11:00 p.m. at the
Varsity Theater. This, I believe
you will enjoy.
"""People Will Talk-A twen
tieth century fox film directed
by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. This
film might well bealled The
Paradox". It is adult entertain
ment, and has' a message, but
evidently the studio was afraid
to deliver it without making
apologies to the American Med
ical Association, in the prologue.
Nevertheless, a standard is
achieved, both in story telling
and in acting.
Taken from the play, "Dr.
Praetorius", the film portrays
the life of a doctor who marries
one of his young patients to pre
vent her from committing sui
cide. Cary Grant, gives a per
formance displaying character
and integrity, and has all the
qualifications which you would
want your own doctor to possess.
Walter Slezak , and Sidney
Blackmer both arrive at per
fection in unusual ; supporting
roles. Seeing Jeanne Craiii in
some adult attire makes us
wish that she would abandon
her child roles once and icr aH,
as she is well past that stage.
Others in the cast are Hume
Cronyn and Finlav Cuir?e.
The film plays at the Saturday
late show, Sunday, and Mon
day at the Carolina Theater.
Ever since "The Asphalt Jun
gle" was re-played here week
before last, I have -wondered
just how many of our readers
see cer Jain films, if they
were brought back. How about
dropping me a postalscard, giv
ing your favorite titles, fest and
second choice? It would-be in
teresting to see the results.
The University has a number of
A lew ox tnem include a former
-President of the United States,
James Knox Polk; Josephus Dan
iels, former Secretary of Navy,
Ambassador to Mexico, and edi
tor; Jonathan Daniels, editor and
author; Gordon Gray, former
Secretary of the Army, now pres
ident of the University of North
Carolina; Kenneth Royal, former
Secretary of the Army ; James
Webb Undersecretary of ; ; State.
Others include Max "Gardner,
former t Governor and Ambassa
dor Designate tri England; Robert
B. House, Chancellor of the Un4-
versity at Chapel . Hillj William
. D. Carmichael, . Jr s Controller
and Vice-President of the Con
solidated University; George Den
ny, Town Hall Director; ; Ambas
sador r to Colombia Capus M.
Waynick; Paul Green, playwright;
Thomas v Wolfe, author; Norman
Cordon, former Metropolitan
Opera star, now Director of tlie
North Carolina Music Program;
Thor Johnson, Conductor of the
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra;
orchestra leader, .and aetor Kay
Cyseiv-: orchestra. ; leader J3al
' ?Btob; Iuark, , author and
pJistt and f many. Oiers.