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THE DAILY TAR HEEL
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1S7
By Irrate Minority?
lhe Daily Tar Heel wonders that no progress has been made on
the construction of two new fraternity courts already planned.
Apparently a few irrate local citizens who ostensibly fear the noise
and disturbance which might arise in their residential section r were the
courts constructed, are preventing further progress.
Thus we offer the town of Chapel Hill some advantages which
would ensue construction of a new social and a new professional fra
(i) General relief for the con
gestion of traffic downtown by vir
tue of more off-campus parking.
(2) Additional source of reve
nue through property taxation for
(3) An elimination of the
fire hazard imposed through hous
ing in obselete, outmoded frame
To the University proper we of
fer the following advantage:
(1) Additional housing for
hundreds of students at no addi
tional cost, since such fraternities
are to pay for the additional facili
ties with the University only do
nating the land on a gg-year lease
With all these advantages, we
offer the disadvantages purportedly
submitted by an irrate minority of
the residents off Pittsboro Rd. and
Mason Farm Rd.:
(1) That ;the additional fra
ternities will -spoil the natural
beauty of the region in question.
() That the additional fra
ternities will cause an overabun-
The Daily Tar Heel
The official student publication of the
Publications Board of the University of
North Carolina; where it is published
daily except Monday and examination
and vacation periods and summer terms.
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dance of confusion and noise.
Naturally the residents have the'
right to speak up when appurten
ant property is concerned. But'
they must reconcile themselves to
the fact that the University is pro-,
gressing and growing by leaps and
Thus they must not impede the
University's growth, especially
when the issue at stake would also
provide definite benefits to the
There is little question that the
town, with its primary industry
being a tax-exempt University,
could use additional tax revenue.
The Interfraternity Council and
the Panhellenic Council Vecently
sponsored a concert, the. proceeds
of which went partially to the
Chapel Hill Recreation Center.
Thus not only would allowance
of the fraternity courts' construc
tion and subsequent revenue from
them aid the general Chapel Hill
recreational program: but it would
display a willingness to cooperate
on a reciprocal basis with the stu
The construction matter now
lies in the hands of the University,
the town Board of Aldermen and
the Zoning Commission.
One emminent obstacle does ap
pear to impede construction on
the fraternity courts:
That one group of citizens is
preventing the University's growth
and progression due to their own
personal whims and idiosyncrasies.
Editor NEIL BASS
Managing Editor CLARKE JONES
Associate Editor NANCY IIILL
Sports Editor 1 BILL KING
New. Editor WALT SCTIRUNTEk
Business Manager JOHN C. WHITAKER
Advertising Manager .... FRED KATZIN
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MacKinnon, Pringle Pipkin, Bob High,
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Miller, Wally Kuralt, Bill King,, Cur
tis Crotly, Sue Atchison.
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Wolff, Stan Shaw, Woody Sears.
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Ed Rowland, Jim Crownover, Ron
Subscription Manager Dale Staley
Staff Photographers' Woody Sears,
Norman Kantor, Bill King.
LibrariansSue Gichner, Marilyn Strum
Night News Editor
The University must grow or
die, and the minority group of ir
rate citizens should have taken
this into consideration before con
structing dwellings appurtenat to
In this' instance, it is obvious
that advantages far outweigh disadvantages.
It is also obviously reactionery
and retrogressive to attempt a
shackling of University growth. x
Pseudo-intellectualism and as
sertion for natural action. '
There is an apparent trend
among some University students
to assume a cloak of pseudo-intellectualism
and an effusive affront
Some students have the sadly
mistaken idea that they must prove
themselves a staunch intellectual
in every conversation, in every af
They don't speak; they orate.
They don't act nomally; they as
sume affected mannerisms.
Their mannerisms seem to echo:
"I'm a big Joe College now; I'm
an intellectual, a real, live intel
lectual; I'm great; if you don't be
lieve me I'll assume a few affected
We believe that no one ever
progesses far in these times that
try men's souls without just being
In short, if you're not a walking
Brittanica, a youthful, stream-lined
version of the Bard or Al Eistein,
don't attempt to appear so.
Just be yourself 'without neces
sarily trying to impress everybody
with every breath and every at-"
If you're a scrounge, act the part.
If your're not, don't act like one.
But just act' yourself. -
Wise And Otherwise:
"Let Me Know When You Decide Something"
.V -r-i-, -W'.-J. .r ;i;.'v-
Rep. Ross has shown great
presence of mind in introducing
the infamous "Ros Bill" to the
State Legislature. Who should
know better than he that more
out-of-state students will not want
to enroll here at Carolina if this
tuition hike is passed?
This is a good sign to diehard
southerners. It probably means
that secession is next for our
great state. Then maybVwe can
declare war on Virginia or South
Carolina (or possibly both). We.
need room for expansion at any
rate, and we could certainly use
some slaves to rebuilt our planta
tion houses and rejuvenate the
ante-bellum spirit of in-groupism.
If such a thing were to hap
pen we wouldn't need to worry
about manufactured products, for
we could rebuild our cotton trade
with Great Britain. If things
worked out right then North Car
olina could take her rightful
place among the great nations
of the world.
ThLs all may sound a little ab
surd to those who are literal
minded, but in actuality.it may
be part of a great master plan
to produce a "super race" of
North Carolinians and to discrim
inate against "out-siders."
Realistically speaking, it would
make little difference if out-of-state
tuition were increased again,
because those brilliant graduate
and undergraduate students from
out of state could all go else
where. Just because they are lead
ers in scholastics, athletics, and
extra -curriculars should be no
cause for concern, at least no
more than the legion of educa
tors who are leaving each year
for places where they are better
The end is obvious, it seems to
me. The means are ridiculously
low salaries for professors and in
creased tution for out-of-state
Is there an administrative bug
which prevents outstanding di
rectors from assuming the! reins
of Graham Memorial? And is Di
rector of Student Activities Sam
Magill attempting to hide this
bug in order to maintain his full
Just why ,are some townspeo
ple objecting to construction of
the new fraternity courts? Is
there a possibility that these
townspeople's property is en
croaching upon the University
property upon which the courts
are slated to be built? '
From Concerts And Tours:
UNC Men's Glee Club Receives
Laurels As Talented Tonsils'
The UNC Mens Glee Club has
apparently experienced one of its
most successful years in a long
The numerous cards and let
ters received by the Glee Club
since Sept. indicate that the well
balanced choral group has given
its audiences a new outlook on
fhe "Carolina way of life."
A check with the club's public
ity office produced some letters
of praise from organizations and
institutions throughout .' Virginia,
North and South Carolina who
have heard the group during its
A letter from Stratford College
in Danville, Va. related how the
all - female audience there
thoroughly enjoyed the concert
presented by the Glee Club on its
fall tour, bidding them to return
A columnist for the Chowan
Herald in Edentoii said, "Here's
one who thoroughly enjoyed the
program presented by the UNC
Men's Glee Club." He was com
menting on the concert presented
in Edenton on the club's recent
"We considered your appear
ance one of the highlights of the
year at Chicora," stated H. L.
Corder, Principal of Chicora.
, High School in Charleston, S. C.
The Glee Club presented its var
ied concert on the last leg of its
annual spring tour. Between 1,
000 and 1,200 heard the group
perform in the school's spacious
Singing before a body of over
one thousand students, teachers,
and parents . at Durham - High
School a few days before Spring
holidays, the Glee Club present
ed a replica of its full spring
Concert numbers. A spokesman
for the, high school forwarded
this comment to Director Dr. Joel
"Thank you for bringing to our
school a varied program which
A Glee Club spokesman said
that such compliments have come
to the club after each engage
ment this year and that, accord
ing to the spokesman, "it indi
cates that we have raised the pop
ularity of choral music here at
Carolina and have the opportun
ity to further advance the repu
tation of UNC as a good, well
balanced musical outlet."
The 45-member group returned
from an exten-five spring tour
just a few weeks ago in time to
present a joint concert with the
Woman's College Chorus in pre
sentations both here at Hill Hall
and in Greensboro.
The club is apparently still go
ing at top speed.
They reportedly have finished
the cutting of a record of Caro
lina loyalty songs and they have
a concert planned in- Raleigh
soon, a banquet and commence
ment performances ahead of
Plans for next year are already
in the advanced stages1 and the
Glee Club plans to repeat its two
tours each year while at the same
time offering more of its talents
to student body here at UNC,
President Charles Shoe stated
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erland, i; currently n exchtnge with Goettingen
University in Germany. Here he records his ex
periences at a German private fraternity party.
The Corps Hannovera, Prince BismarkV corps
fluxing his student days at Goettingen, invited me
recently to their aanual Winter Ball. Although I
have attended several public social functions in
Germany, it was the first time I had an opportunity
to glimpse into the private German social life.
On the back of my invitation, when I received it,
stood the entrance price for guests who wished to
attend the ball. In German student circles this was
quite normal; the guests are expected to help pay
the party's expense by paying n entrance fee. Even
the feminine guests must pay! Unlike America the
girls must pay her own way; the Germans feel a
coed has as much money as the male student and
should do so.
To all of, it? mixed social functions a corps (one
of the four types of German fraternities) asks two
groups of girls. In the first group belong the so
called "color ladies." Their fathers are Alte Herea
(alumni) of the fraternity, belong to that social class
with a von between their first and family names
(their family names normally are the names cf a
land region), or are government or university dig
nitaries. These women axe protected under the corps'
"colors" in the same way that a lady in the day?
of chivalry had a knight to protect her fair cams.
An act of discourtesy to a girl of this group by a
member would probably result in his dismissal from
The other group of girls invited are those rhosrn
4 for their personality, beauty, and charm without
consideration being given to how high their family
' standi on the social lader. The girls of both groups
i are invited by the corporation (fraternity) a a
whole, not by the individual members according to
their personal tastes. Thus the girl is net her es
cort's date, but partner for the evening. When a
girl accepts, she is placed with one of the brothers.
Most of the time not well acquainted, they first
come together inside the dance, each having paid
for his own entrance. If a girl of the second group's
partner finds her personality unsuitable and leaves
her, no one feels he has done anything wrong. V cry
few of the partners see each other again; the ac
quaintanceship of an evening is so formal thfet they
hardly speak when they see one another again on
At the Corps Hannovera's dance there were about
150 people. The Alte Herren from all over Germany
returned with their wives and celebrated with the
active members. Students from other corps were
The dance was held in. a small village near Goet
tingen. The Corps rented a bus to take its members
and guests out and back. We arrived at eight.
Upon entering we found our partners ancj then
our table places. My date was a quite attractive
Colcur Damel a daughter of an Alter Ilerr. After
everyone was settled, the evening was begun with
a polonaise. Alumni, brothers, and gueis all joined
The people danced or sat around talking until
eleven, when a tremendous table of food, buffet
style, was offered. The buffet lasted until four
in the morning. Everyone would eat as much as
he could, dance it down, and come back for more.
The band played a variety of music from the Vi
ennese waltz to our own jazz. (I often wonder if
jazz is not more popular in Europe than in America,
especially as da net music.) During the evening the
hosts and their- partner performed a five set quad
rille. As I was a special guest, they asked me to
dance with them, but thank goodness I declined. The
- quadrille was quite an intricate affair something
like a square dance with a caller and figure, but
performed by formal dressed people to music from
a violin played under the chin, not in the crook of
the arm. It was exactly what I expected at a Ger
man dance. I was disappointed when they did not
perform a minuet, -but I guess they do not carry
- tradition back that far.
Following my hosts customs, I addressed, my
-date with the "Sie" form, the formal, respectful
form of "you." Or if I used her name, I had to refer
to her as "Miss Donell". To have called her by 'her
first name would not have been too socially accep
table. I was expected to introduce m3i-c3f as "Il?rr
Ilaper" while jerking to erect attention, not as "John
At five we climbed back into the bus and returned
to Goettingen. The dance did not disappoint ray pre
viously formed idea. of what a German siecial affair
should, be, in all its tradition and formality.