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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1951
CHAPEL HILL, N. C.
Abolishment Bill I abled
EDITORIAL . . .
By Senate; Rules Set Up
q7y Or Stan d ar
This is the third in a series
of features on student govern
ment. The articles are in coop
peration with . Student Govern
The Student Government Com
raittee on Academic Affairs was
established by an act of the Stu
dent Legislature passed February
8, 1951. The act provides that the
committee shall consist of student
and faculty members and a chair
man appointed by the President
Further it provides that the com
mittee shall be concerned with
anv matter coming within the
academic realm of the University
and shall "receive suggestions
and complaints from any student
or faculty member.
More specifically the committee
is to direct its attention to con
sideration of such matters as stu
dent scholarships, the curriculum,
undergraduate instruction, the
tutoring system, qui? filing, and
study facilities and methods.
At present, however, it has
been found expedient to modify
further this general structure by
the use of sub-committees. As
constituted now, there -are three
The first of these is concerned j
"with curriculum evaluation. It
will investigate past work along
these lines, study the under
greduate curriculum at" Carolina
as compared to other schools, and
make its "recommendations for
present action or further study
in the future.
The sub-committee on study fa
cilities and methods will be con
cerned with more immediate and
short range problems. One such
problem is to try to make some
arrangement whereby typing
rooms will be provided for the
graduate dormitories. Its efforts,
however, will not be confined en
tirely to matters on this sort. One
very important long range objec
tive, for example, will be to draft
a more complete "Guide to
Study for freshman students
(and others). While such guides
are presently' available, most of
them are inadequate and too
general, and almost all complete
ly ignore the psychological f acis
The third sub-committee will
try to arrive at a method of as
sessing : undergraduate teaching.
The techniques used in other' uni
versities will be studied as well
as past work at Carolina. It is
hoped that concrete recommenda -
tions can be made as a result oi
It can be safely inferred that
the problems of thcr committee
are numerous and that many of
them are too broad in scope to
be definitively solved. But it is
hoped that where solution is
possible, the most efficacious one
can be found, and where the
difficulties become insurmount
able, some improvement or miti
gation can be effected. In those
cases where neither, is possible,
the aim of the committee will be
to define the problem as clearly
as possible as a means of keeping
(See Student, Page 4)
Let's get the issue straight.
The arguments currently
against , the tabloid Daily Tar
There is no reason for confusion
cal problem faced last spring, by the students, the newspaper,
and the Publications Board.
There is not enough money. The Daily Tar Heel is a poor
newspaper in comparison with The Daily Tar Heel of two
years ago, or even a year ago. With the advent of the Korean
situation and the subsequent drop in enrollment, the news
paper faced a financial crisis.
This crisis was met by last year's Publications Board by
cutting the number of issues per week. The four-day-a-week
newspaper of last spring was the answer, as they saw it, in
spite of critics who called for a cut in size which would
enable the paper to print daily.
A cut had to be made. That was clear. Following a vigor
ous campaign for tlje editorship of this newspaper fought
over the problem of where to cut, the student body voted
overwhelmingly in favor of a daily newspaper six days
a week in preference to a standard newspaper.
Now the issue is revived. The Publications Board, under
pressure of the Student Legislature, has chosen torevert
i to a standard newspaper. The final vote will be taken tonight
in the legislature on the issue
,On the budget allowed by the proposed additional $4000
allocations from legislature, The Daily Tar Heel can budget
for five days a week through winter quarter, and will-be
forced to drop to four issues a week, or less, in spring quar
ter, just as it was last year.
With a tabloid newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel will con
tinue to appear six days a week through next spring, if en
rollment remains above the extremely low 3600 figure.
It was suggested in Tuesday's Publications Board meet
ing that the students be given an opportunity to vote on the
issue once again. Due to the impractibility of holding a ref
erendum at the present time, the suggestion was not acted
upon. : "
But The Daily Tar Heel, in an effort to obtain student
opinion on the matter, asks that every student who has an
opinion about it,, fill out the coupon below. Your vote re
garding your student newspaper can be cast at the YMCA,
at the Graham Memorial Information office, or at The Daily
! jiqqI office
Beyond that, we urge that you see your legislator today.
Whatever your opinions, see to it that he 'is made cognizant
of them before he casts his vote tonight.
Do you want a daily Daily Tar Heel? Or would you rather
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let your legislator know today.
Every student is asked to fill out this ballot and leave it
at The Daily Tar Heel offices. ;
I approve of a tabloid newspaper to be published six
days every week.
I approve of a standard-size newspaper to be pub
lished six days a week."
flying about campus for and
Heel, are beside the point.
here. The issue is the identi-
. J7 . -
Protesting their innocence,
the two student journalist con
victed by the Men's Honor
Council of "character assasina
tion," under charges brought
by student body President
Henry Bowers, yesterday ap
pealed to the Student Council.
Grounds for the appeal were
based upon the claim that the
first trial, which brought them
an "official reprimand," was
conducted without sufficient
Announcing their decision
to appeal the verdict, Rolfe
Neill, president of the North
Carolina Collegiate Press Asso
ciation, and O. Mac White,
former Daily Tar Heel news
editor, said in a joint state
ment issued yesterday, "We are
innocent; we have appealed.
The appeal will be heard
before the 9-member student
court at 7:45 Monday night.
Larry Botto is chairman of the
group. ' -
Di, Phi Vie
Members of the Di Senate, at
their weekly meeting last night,
defeated a bill condemning the
Daily Tar Heel as a ''slovenly
publication by a vote of 12 to 4.
Total vote by both Senators and
visitors was 28 to 3 against the
Discussion on the bill was in
ident Bob Clampitt ruled Kerley
member of, the Phi Assembly,
was given the' floor to read a
document passed by the Phi last
night in connection with the bill
being considered by the Di. Pres
ident Bob Clampit ruled Kerley
out of order during the reading of
A gift, in the form of a" diction
ary, was presented to the Di by
the Phi emissaries.
Speakers were evenly divided
on the bill condemning The Daily
Tar Heel. The affirmative, led by
John Schnorrenberg, maintained
the paper was a disgrace to the
(See Di, Page 4)
" J aTChileCi'S i0 of lC3-hed tubercular hos-
Stte Health, Center. Carter WiUiams of rialslgh U rcMl-i.
Groundbreaking ceremonies will be held -today si II a. m.
A bill to abolish the Coed Sen
ate was shelved for next week's
meeting when the women sena
tors took no action on the reso
lution introduced by Ruth Con
ner, graduate student from
Kenan v Dormitory.
A majority of the group indi
cated they- were' in favor of the
bilL Action. will be taken next
Tuesday night, members said.
In other business the Senate
approved rules set up for fresh
man nurses. The rules are the
same as those for WC freshmen.
The group also approved a consti
tution for the Independence Coed
Membership in the Senate has
been dropped from 40 to about
20 in the last few years. When
the coed assessment fee of $1 was
abolished, the group lost most of
its funds and power. The assess
ment was ruled unconstitutional
last spring. "
Dr. Joseph Sittler, professor
of Systematic Theology in the
Chicago Lutheran Seminary, will
speak this afternoon at 3:30
o'clock in the cabinet room of the
YMCA building. " . .
The afternoon seminar is being
held under the sponsorship of the
Interf aith Council, in connection
with their new program. All stu
dents are' invited to hear Dr.
Sittler at this time.
"The Possibilities and Far
Reaching Implications of ah In
terfaith Program on a Colls.e
Campus" will be the topic of Dr.
Sittler's address tonight, , sft. a
dinner to ' be given in his honor
at the Methodist church.
Present for the dinner meeting
will be members , of the Inter
faith Council, five representatives
from each of the student and
church groups represented on the
Council, and one faculty member
and student from each depart
ment in the University. -
The purpose of the dinner
meeting is to orientate the campus
(See Dr. Settler, Page 4)