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THE. DAILY -TAR HEIL
UNCs Grab am Memorial:
Beautiful Source Of Ideas
Graham Memorial, the venerable old woman who is sin rounded by
a Confederate, the town, a sundial and 7.000 students, is celebrating her
birthday. She's 25 years old. ' . " .
For '2-t years the majority ol student expression has come, one way
or another, lrom Graham Memorial. The old woman has seen hundreds
ol receptions, thousands ol meetings, a million arguments.
Student government is conducted from Graham Memorial. Music
flows from her loudspeakers, cof-
Roosevelt or the president of the
fee runs from her machine, from
her top Moor a newspaper issues,
and a professional auditor keeps
track of student government ex
penditures. Honor councils meet
and roll out justice.
On her nuvanines' a literary
magaine is produced, along with
posters, designs and ideas ulxnit
having a better student union. In
her bowels dance music comes
lorth. and billiard cues-hit pseudo
ivory, and ping pong balls bounce,
and barbers clip hair, a yearbook
is produced by students who -drift
In her main lounge you can find
students of all nations, conversa
tions, of all types, portraits of men
ot all divisions ol thought. Among
her Italian ashtrays are magazines
and newspapers that become dog
eared a day after they arc placed
on the racks. From concealed
peakers comes 'music of all kinds,
and every so often tiie rug is rolled
back for a visiting Israeli dancer
or accordian-playcr, or a Petite
Miixicale. or punch and cookies
with Dr. Fr.-jnk Graham or Eleanor
Vet these things arc not .what
makes Graham Memorial
beautiful old woman she is.
t h e
Rather, it is the thought that has
issued from her chambers, from her
lounges, from her halls and stair
ways. For :." years students have
thought in Graham Memorial.
Some of their thoughts have come
out on J xi per", some of them have
beeii tossed around, debated, kill
ed in her meeting rKms. some of
them have grown and developed
and become policies of the student
body, even policies of the Uni
versity. For tins, we owe Graham Mem
orial a lot. She h;'s been very good
to us students, for she has done
part of the University's most basic
job made us think.
Long live the old woman. As
old as he is, she still fairly bubbles
with youthful thought.
Crusades, Towers Needed
Two of the candidates lor the
editorship of this newspaper have,
in the course of their campaigns
so far, touched on two items which
need comment. One of them is the
iden of a newspaper "crusade."
which one candidate savs is a bad
word now. The other is the idea
of an "ivory tower," from which
these editorials, are supposedly
Now. we don't cave which candi
date made those statements. The
statements are the things with
which we disagree.
A crusade, as the candidate said,
is a bad word nowadays. It im
plies all sorts of silly and even evil
things, lint, we would ask, isn't.
there a need for a crusade?
Who -in. the nation will crusade
for things like freedom of speech,
freedom from hipocrisy, freedom
to worship, as one pleases? Surely
the United States government does
not do that sort of crusading. Nor
do the organized religions, which
seem to be heading us in the otlier.
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Editor FRED POWLEDGE
Managing Editor CLARKE JONES
Business Manager BILL BOB PLEL are
Advertising Manager FRED KATZIN
EDITORIAL STAFr Woody Sear.
Joev Payne, Stan Shaw.
NEWS STAFF Clarke Jones, Pringle
Pipkin, Edith MacKinnon, Waily Ku
ralt, Mary Alys Voorhees. Graham
Snyder, Neil Bass, Bob High, Ben
Taylor, Walter Schruritek, H-Joost Po
lak. Patsy Miller, Bill King.
BUS EN" ES S STAFF Rosa Moore, Johnny
Whitaker, Dick Leavitt.
SPORTS STAFF: Dave Wible, Stewart
Bird, Ron Milligan,
directions. Evert educational insti
tutions are slipping.
Only the newspajKis, and other
forms of writing and opinion and
comment, seem left to crusade for
those freedoms. And even their
ranks are getting thinner. Klmer
Davis, one of the most crusading
of writers, thinkers and speakers,
is now an invalid. A top radio
commentator has , had one of his
scripts jerked off the air by his
Hut still, newspapers continue to
"crusade. Sometimes their crusades
arc ill-timed, and maybe they are
overplayed, 'but usually they serve
good purposes purposes Ifke
truth, honor, integrity and all those
other abstract and obsolescent
On the campus, the newspajer
must crusa-de. For who else will?
The religions organizations, again,
reluse to move out of the; center
of the road. The student govern
ment is largely made up of timid
and uninformed souls. The cen
tral administration is scared, total
ly scared, to give out much more
information that the time of day.
Kvcn the facultv has lost a good
deal of its morale, and it doeMi't
The same thing goes for an
"ivory tower" editorial policy.
Who, we ask, on the campus lives
in an ivory tower nowadays? Prac
tically no one. Kvcryone lives in
a. subway tube, or in 'a cafeteria
line, or hurrying down a sidewalk.
Wry few jxople attempt to ana
lyze their own thoughts anymore
that's why they turn to Time
Magazine, which analyzes thoughts,
grinds them up and turns out pre-
r 1 . r .
lormeti opinions tor people wno
are too imsy or too cowardly to
think lor themselves. 1 hat s why
they sit in class like rows of dead
fish, their eyes occasionally blink
ing if thev are not completely closed.
-Assistant Sports Editor Bill King
. Dale Staley
Staff Photographers Woody Sears,
Librarians... Sue (jichner, Marilyn Strum
Night News Editor
Who on the campus is willing
and has the materials to maybe
jerk those' people out of the stream
of conformity, out of the long
waiting line for security? The con
ductor of the editorial column is
the one. '
No, there's no harm whatsoever
in crusading from an ivory tower.
Those two "objections' are also
essential duties of the editor of this
newspaper, just as they are the
duties 'of all elected and chosen
people on the campus who are
designated "student leaders." The
candidates should not forget this.
brudems, 1 1
I am writing with rererence "to
the editorial hi Tuesday's Daily
Tar Heel concerning the immin
ent departure of one of our great
Agreed that a lack of educa
tional morale exists here at Chap
el Hill, it seems hardly the place
On first glance it seems that
the Fates have reserved little-'
space in the history books for the
current, college generation: A
few of us participated in the Ko
rean "police action," but that will
probably rate only a couple of
pages in the histories of this cen-
tury; we are all a little too late
to have invented the automobile
or the airplane, or to have run
over Europe chasing Hitler's
armies; we are probably a little
too early to fly to the moon.
But in the eyes of the social
scientist, this generation is im
portant in many respects. The
one which particularly concerns
this column is that we are the
last batch born B. T. Before
Most of us were probably
fairly well into childhood be
fore television achieved its re
cent popularity. Some of us
were already teen-agers.- And
no small number of us remain
today only slightly involved
with the infant medium.
But consider the present young
sters those who were born after
sters those who were bom after,
say, 1945. They have never known
a world without television. This
may seem a shallow, even absurd,
point to make, but its ramifica
tions are vitally important to the
culture of our country.
In a recent study, sound evi
dence indicated that youngsters
between the ages of six to 13 in
a middle-class neighborhood in
. New York City averaged about
four hours of television viewing
every day. One lad of about nine
years swore to eight hours per
day, including one before school
and one during his lunch period.
These children also spend
five hours a day in school (plus
that lunch period). When do
they play, or discover the
beauty of literature? What time
is left for music lessons or club
How often do they hear an in
telligent conversation? Indeed,
are they ever prompted to test
ther minds, and to discover the
dynamics of society through ex-,
These are rhetorical questions,
ant the implications are obvious
and worthy of serious considera
tion. So it is none too early in
fact it is nearly too late to
begin a concerted effort to make
television a positive influence in
of a student publication to lay
the blame on the faculty. We as;
students have first to look to our
selves as the cause of this educa
tional apathy. .
In the course of my education
here I have frequently found my
self comforted by an attitude
which I believe is all too preva
lent among the student body. This
attitude consists of the reflection,
"I don't have to dig this out. The
profesow will explain it in class
. We passively glance over our
assignments, close the books,
and Wait until "tomorrow"
when the all-provident profess
or will make it clear to us.
Now it seems to me there are
two ways to approach the busi
ness of education. One is "edu
cation as learning," the other,"
"Education aj thinking." The
second approach seems to include
the first, since, obviously, one
must learn in order to have some
thing to think about.
If college training has any long
lasting value, I believe it is pre
cisely in this latter sense: Edu
cation as thinking.
How can a professor be expect
ed to feel "free" when his stu
dents approach him solely as a
source of learning? How wonder
ful it would be from the profess
or's .standpoint if he could assume
that the students in his class had
learned their assignments. The
'Well, We Certainly Botched This Job. What'il We
Stamp It 'Secret' Or 'Top Secret'?'
classroom would itien become a
place for thinking.
Learning is the kind of thing
you do by yourself, in the cool
of the evening, alone with a book.
Thinking is stimulated by dis
cussion, controversy in short,
If we want our professors to
stay with us, we need to keep
them interested;. All too often
the cry has been that the pro
fessor does not interest us.
If we as students'' can cultivate
the professor's interest in us and
our thinking, then we will have
gone a long way towards creating
the kind of atmosphere which at
tracts and holds teaching talent.
John C. Parker
nST" -J2L ImioSw
YOU Said It:
Form A Union At Lenoir Hall
In the last week we've all
heard a lot about working condi
tions in Lenoir Hall. I think that
most of the workers will agree
with me when I say the work at
Lenoir isn't too hard, and it is
well known that the majority of
the workers couldn't, stay in
school long without the work.
As I heard a student captain
say: "If you can afford not o
.work, why don't you quit: Other
wise, be thankful!" This philoso
phy Is the general attitude taken
-by the management of Lenoir
Hall. They know that they have
the employees over a barrel, so
They know most of the em
ployees can't afford to quit,
and they're taking advantage
of their knowledge.
When I say "they" in reference
to the management, that is ex
actly what I mean. "To many
chiefs and not enough braves!" is
the expression I heard used to
describe the abundance of bosses
at Lenoir Hall. "Truer words have
never been spoken."
Today I heard a fellow em
ployee express his belief in the
need of a union Yes! a union
for workers at Lenoir. He also
said, "If we walked off just as
the place filled up; we-might ac
Perhaps this is radical; how
ever, we have signed petitions,
and we have talked to our em
ployers. We have expressed our
views to the student body. What
have we received? Nothing but
sympathies and philosophies!
But the&"e are only words, and
words without action are no
good. So I say, "Let's put away
these philosophies! Let's put away
these sympathies! It's time for
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Luther Hodges Jr.
Chairman, Student Council
The new, revised student council has jiiat com
pleted its first year of upholding the campus code.
To say the very least the council has not been
plagued with cases dealing with violators of our
standards of gentlemanly conduct, but it has dealt
quite earnestly with its suspensions, probations,
reprimands and warnings.
I shall not here begin to defend our honor sys
tem, for I believe the system to all conscientious
students can stand on its own merits.
I only wish ta emphasize a principle, specifi
cally that all judgments rendered by the student
council, indeed by all courts under our honor
system, are corrective measures as any student
familiar with the workings of the Carolina honor
system will vouch.
I write in sincere appreciation to the members of
the student council for their service over the past
year, but also with a serious concern over the lack
of responsibility that individual students have for
upholding the standard of gentlemanly conduct on
Not to detract from honor, but your life as a true
Carolina gentleman is, equally as important. And as
you are concerned over the honor of your fellow
students, so should you be over his conduct.
. It is a tragedy that our cases come from the
police blotter and not from the interest of students
who are desirous that their academic community
have the same high standards of gentlemanly con
duct as their homes.
In less than one month a new student council
will be formed. I only wish to plead that stu
dents take the necessary initiative and interest to
express themselves in the coming election and
throughout the next year on the campus code.
There is an opportunity for three rising sen
iors to serve with the student council. There is
the responsibility for the rest of the student body
to choose and support them.
THROUGH MAZE OF SMOKE:
At Wilson Library
The time is 7:45 p.m. on any given week night.
Our character, whom we shall refer to as Joe, is
hustling down to the Library to begin studying for
an English 32 quiz which he is to face on the mor
row. He has just got back from his fraternity house
where he has spent the last two hours engaged in
a game of bridge.
He is determined that his path will lead straight
to the quietude of the business library because to
night he's got a lot of studying to do.
But just for the heck of it he takes a quick
look-see through the maze of smoke into the Re
serve Reading Room. By golly, there's Joan sitting
by herself at the second table. Oh well it won't
take but a minute to go back and say hello. After
all, he hasn't seen her since sociology class this
At 8:10 our boy's conscience begins to hurt
because he is depriving both Joan and himself
of the right to study, so he bids her farewell un
till $ o'clock "break time." He starts for the Bus
Funny thing, but the book just doesn't inter
est Joe any more. After five pages he gets up
and wanders back to the steps. The foursomt is
still there and Jean and George have joined the
Joe sits down again and goes through a cigaret.
At 10:10 he gets up and tells the group that this
Ls all very nice but he's just gotta utilize these final
It doesn't take much, however, to convince him
that he can't get anything done in 20 minutes, but
still he figures he oughta give it a try for the sake
of clearing his conscience.
But mind over matter is not one of Joe's virtues.
He goes for aother cigaret and finds that he's out.
What the heck, he'll finish it when he get back to
the room; anybody got a cigaret?
Our conscientious student finally gets confor
tably seated in the current affairs room.
But what's this glaring him in the face? The
new issue of Sports Illustrated and he hasn't even
seen it. Now what red-blooded American boy could
dig into something as deep as Conrad's Heart of
Darkness before just "glancing" through SI? It
won't take but a minute, he figures.
For some reason, though, it takes Joe a lit
tle morv than a minute, 30 minutes to be exact;
now's he's really gotta dig in! And he does, for a
full 30 minutes. He's gone through 28 pages and
by golly, if that doesn't call for a drink of water,
He decides to sneak out. grab a quick sip, and
then back to Conrad. He waves at a couple of
friends as he strolls toward the door but prides him
self in not stopping to chat a real compliment to
his will power.
Joe peers around the door to the steps to make
sure there's nobody around because he's just not
going to get mixed up in another bull session;
too much studying to be done.
Darn the luck! the water fountain doesn't work
and he's gotta go down stairs for a drink. Well,
anyway, there's nobody on the steps. He hustles
down, gets his water and starts back up. Sitting at
the top of the steps now are Patsy and Mary Jane,
and Howard and Bill are just getting ready to join
them. Oh well, might as well take a quick smoke
just to be sociable. It's only 0:40, still got 50 min
utes. - 4jr;f
This session last 15 minutes and it's now five
'til 10. Back to the books now and no more wandering.