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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1957
THE DAILY TAR HEEL
Open Letter To Voters:
Significance Of Recall
AN OPEN LETTER TO
THE STUDENT BODY:
I lie implii .11 ions l a uv.ill tla -lion
.in- so l.n 1 c.u liiii'4, ilu limit
unlimited tlist ussioii.
I m.i. iIh- iiiiimriil ol dci ision
li.is .n 1 ivoi. I lie student ImmU will
In iiU- tod.iv. not onlv ni Lite
lot I in. hut little . Init the Lite
.1 D.iiU T.u I Ird nlitoiN lot the
,11 ii 111 ol the ji.iiei existence.
I lie kisic isMie involved tlioirji
d. Hided l ielMMi.il .uubit ioiis.
oolitic .il m 111ipt1l.it ion .Hid .1 sense
I 11.-4. itiv istn on the Mit ol 111. m
- is the lieedoin ol .m editor to
.pe.ik his mind on pertinent issii
s. I liis lijit ol edilois to sc;iL
their minds is .1 pi i eles .ind in
ti'i.d p. n t ol Annie. in Deinoi i,u v .
In .iddu'ssiir oii . students in
this piisoii.d w.in. I .1111 not delend
iti'4 .ns( II 01 m st.md on .m is
sue. I nsi c.mI. I seek to delend. in
m hnmh'e s . i ,
I).nl 'l.n Heel
opinions without L.n ol cciisoi
s!iip .md lei.ill lot dis.uui ineiit's
Kc( .ill is ,1 v.ilu.iMc p il l 'l tin"
Aniciic.ui '40Miumei1t.1l sstem -
il ii is used ioiie(tl .is .1 we.ijion
.i.iiiisi !4tovs 111.1lle.is.ini e .md in
tention. il niisiisi' ol .1 puhli( ollne.
ut tliis we.ipHi Ikiohks pencil
ed .md t 1 .11111 ii .il il it is iiu 01 1 ei t-
nsi ( hi ( eiisoi the thoughts ol
lli.s- .lni mi L onlv to iiisine .1
I. tit sh.ik( loi the eleiloi.ne the
the 1 ol Ititnu
eiliiois to epu
s I 1 I e .
I i .i:. i ed i ! 01 . s.i i'
d 1 ( m d i o in sel I :
'i ul. i St.it t
in .1 lettet
elet led to
1 1 V I lllt i
I' I ). is 1 11 ii 1 1 id to ,n oiise ( 1 i 1 1 1 1 si 1 1 .
No i 1 ; 1 m i v 1 1 1 i 1 m 1 n ( 1 1 i 1 1 n w m spe.iks
'1 W 1 lt( ,1s lie U l Is ( .Hi help lull
.nil 11 Me s.unc segment il the Nin
th IM 1 1 1 '. 1 1 .
I Mil- III ill silt 1 cells, .uitl 1
p - 1 1 1 11 11 docs nor. no I ui u 1 c
utitoi 0 i- l.n ft- Kill
iff ioim iic ihn-.tl Jkim
n moved I111111 olliie liei.uise his
politics .iic 1 1 j . 1 o 1 1 1 I with.
I e.unsil hope th.it the siu
!i in !od u ill nor t.ike the 1 h.ui e
o thiou 1114 .iw.i tiie ((linn i.tl in
d( peiidetii e .md iiiU'41 il ol I he
I - 1 1 . I .11 I led h ,ippioiii'4 this
: I ill iuo elm lit.
I he ( es o ( (illc-e newsp.i.
I 1 di o( 1 the South w ill lie on
the I'NC. student lodv to delev
niiiie the ontioine."
1 he ees ol the Smith .ue truly
uj)on the I'NC electorate as it
;ocs to the polls today we hope,
The R.deit;h News and ObsencT
piinted an editorial a week ao
I10111 which I take excerpts:
Ovci at Chapel Hill lor the
set mid time in a couple ol ears,
there is a moeincnt to lec.dl
that is to cja t the cditoi 'ol the
student newspaper I he Daily
1. 11 Heel.
"ApparcntK students, who lind
thev (loii't .I'iee with the editor
the ekited. want to i c hitn tlte
4a 1 1 .
. . II the students believe in
the deuioir.u b which the yonn
man was elected. the better also
hold to the principle ol tree ex
piession. loo. I hey 1,111 iccall him.
Hut il the do the will be admit
ting both the lailine ol their own
dein.xi.uv and their unwillingness
to tolei.ne opinions with which
" l'he curt kick the editor with
out kicking thenisehes."
I do not ayree witli (he News
and Observer that a iccall would
be admission ol demociatic iailuie.
Kec.ill is a pioper and justifiable
method to ( 01 1 ei t 'ioss u; dle.is
anie and intentional misuse ol ol- '
but I must a '4 ree that iccall,
in this instant e. would deinon
siMte "unw i iliiuuesN to tolerate
opinions'' with whidi theie is dis
.141 c ement .
1 he student bod does not
want. 1 sin erd led. a paper p.u k
ed with pit platitudes a4ieeabie
1 lu- st udc lit bi d d es w all! . 1
siiuctdv ted. a livclv and intei
i s!ii)4 uewsptper livclv bei .ow
tin -if is no lu'siiatiou l speak nut
1 u ( . 1 1 1 1 ( 1 c '. 1 a 1 issues.
I u- Mt.lll Is MKItssllll. Hill
pi.iv willi l.ie I c y i 1 1 I ilie
I i 1 1 iIa Stale .Hi4at01 lh.it il is
not. Iiitute Dails Tat Heel editors
must li e in pel ret 11.1l le.n . inn
h sitate to speak their minds, must
hesitate to coke i ci and contio-
1 1 sial ( I is( ussii ii is.
I M1114I1I ediloiship o! this papci
- i.niusiK and d
that it was
have w 01 ke '
I would like to acknowledcc Mr.
John M. Moore's letter of the 21st
of November, and to reprin pats
of it because it is much too goctf
to be left unpublicized.
Miss Godwin, your farce is
ridiculously futile. If U'e DT1I
articles bavins your by-line are
written by a member of the softer
sex (which I doubt) then "it" is
certainly not of the bobby-so.
hnfor. b'.ibblc-gum set. No. Miss
Godwin, one docs not make the
transition from comic books to
Omus overnight, nor does one
who was swooning over Elvis a
few weeks a?o write with the con
siderable wisdom and philosophi
cal insight today. '
aw a 1 (
1 1 4c lit ! lilt!',
an 1 ; 1 1 1 (. ' J ) 1 1 1 . 1 1
The Daily Tar Heel
"Ih official student puMica". of the
Publication P.nard of the rmve.sity of
North Carolina, where i is puhli.-hcc
J.iily except Sunday. Vonday and exam
ination an'! vacation rrnMi and sum
mer temis. lnti red a second cia,s mat
ter in the p office in Chapel Hill.
N ('.. under the Act of March 8, 1870
Subscription rates: mailed, $4 per year
S'J .V) a semester; delivered, S6 a year
$Ii jU a seme.ster.
Asst. News Kditor
1 ai 1
1 it is m 'i le. I'hel e
sst. Sports Kditor
Business Manager .... JOHN WHITAKER
G LEND A FOWLER
Business Staff WALKER BL ANTON,
JOHN M INTER, LEWIS RUSH.
MARY M. MASON
EDIT STAFF Whit Whitfield. Nancy
Hill, Gary Nichols, Curtis Gans, Al
Walker, Harry Kiischner. Gail God
win. NEWS STAFF Davis Younj?. Ann Fryc,
Dale Whitfield, Mary Moore Mason,
Stanford Fisher, Edith MacKinnon,
Prinsle Pipkin, Mary Legjjett Brown
ing. Ruth Whitley. Sarah Adams. Mar
ion Hays. Parker Maddry.
SPURTS STAFF Erwin Fuller, Mac Ma
haffy, AI Walters. Ed Rowland, Ken
Friendnian. Donnie Moore, Neil Leh
rmin, Elliott Cooper, Carl Keller, Jim
Purks, Husty Hammond.
PHOTOGRAnrERS Norman Kantor,
Jiiiht Editor PEBLEY BARROW
il I i It theie v.is a mole
ami ( le ot ed ( .1 1 u I i lau in
I w otilil w it h.b a 'a and '
lim m lull suopoit. 1 loo
i.ipei that liiiuh.
l.ut I m attei little in this ia e.
It i the isiu for v:hii h I must
li'jht to the end.
I his issue - editorship without
leai 01 intimidation I will sup
poi t with all m (.od-';ieu enei
ics and ihmuh m eei v.ikin;
II I am 1 e-clc( 1 ed. as I said ( .11
pae one, I shall haw two objec -l
i i s:
Mi ( Complete ( .1st iii'4 aside o!
an ill I cc-1 i 1 10 s whiih inilit hae
lesulted I10111 the leiall and 1 e
need cooperation towaid lullill
mcnt ol the pin post s lor which
this I 'niwisit was 1 leated.
(j) Renewed delei initiation to
(ontinuallv impioe this paper
tlnou'4h diNotioii ol iiiv ceiv wak
I he matter lies in the hands ol
ou as students. I am (onlideiit
oiii i hoic e will be w ise and
thought I ul.
I ina be delealcd but I will not
Ik1 n:l imidated si arid awa liotu
speaking on coiitrowisi.il topus.
Do not (ast a ballot lot me il yon
want an editor with whom the stu
dent bod will always aiee, an
cditoi who will poll the students
be lore he- cwr speaks on any issue,
an editor who will not haw in
centive c noii;;h to foi nuilate his
own opinions .md assert them
sti otitis .
II on siuicicly want such an
ediioi, do not cast a ballot lor me.
but. at am rate, cast a baLiot
and think i ,uc I11IK beloie ou do
I he ees ol the South ate
Vote wiseb and (.uclullv.
I he papei if( ilU(; fditoi i.,
indepeiideiK e depend on oti.
readers have no
to conclude that
arc in reality
of the top literary figurSs in the
ranks of the fair sex. suc h as
Gypsy Rose Lee are alleged to
employ professional ghosts. Also
I have it from reliable sources
that a certain young French Miss,
who is addicted to driving sport
cars barefooted, signs the dotted
line with an X. 1 Confidentially,
her literary career was the brain
child t a smart advertising man
who devised the scheme to sell
more turtle neck sweaters.'"
Thank you, Mr. Moore, for pav
ing me the highest compliment I
have ever had. For judging my
articles to bo such gems of phil
osophical insight that they seem
to you much too good lor a mere
female to think up.
As tnr my '.'host writer. I admit
I have oho. "She" would be quite
invisible to you. tint she drills
around in the inner-reservoir of
my treble, hnbby-sox am bubble
cum miid quotim Camus ;md
oilier gre.-it MAI.F. masterminds.
tier name is (lertnide C.ndwtn
The author of Carolina Carrousel
avd Gertrude Godwin Ghost ex
terd a hearty invitation to the
writer ol his 'Doubting Thomas"
lefer to come up to the DTII of
fice any day and see Gertrude and
myself in action.
P'' r Franeoise Sagan and I.
Wc have been f;und out. Another
smart advertising man cajoled me
iu;o tliis "farce" in order to
tw rioto babble gum and bobby
Taank yea avain. Mr. Moore!
1 lie following activities are
scheduled for C.raham Memorial
Debate Squad, 4-6 p .111., Grail
Room; George Ragsdale
2-4 p. 111.. Grail Room; APO. 7:?.0
t:") p. in.. Roland Parker Lounge
1; I'niversity Party, 7-9 p. 111., Ro
land Parker Lounge 2; Cardboard,
7-8 p. m., Roland Parker Lounge
.!; Symposium. .1-1 p. in.. Wood
house Conference Room; Honor
System Committee, 7-8 p. m.,
YYoodhouse Conference Room;
Petite Dramatique Rehearsal,
' Whew I Al Eirst I Thought II Was Senl Up By
One Of The Olher Services"
Shuford Asserts For Eisele . . .
The following editorial appeared
in the Statesville Ilecord and
Landmark the day after Douglas
Kisele resigned his job there in
the in the summer of 1951) to enter
the University of North Carolina.
Tlie editorial, in lull, follows:
ON THK WAV UP Only once
before have we used this space to
pay tribute to a parting employe.
Today wc want to make our man
ners to Douglas Eisele. who is
entering t he University of North
Doug joined the Record and
Landmark staff something over a
year ago. He had finished high
school and had found that he
could not go on to college without
first getting a job and saving some
lie was employed in a local in
dustrial plant when we called him
and asked if he would like to
come to work for us. He said he
would. And he did.
Doug knew little about report
ing, but ho vvas willing to learn.
He knew nothing about photo
graphy; but he learned that, too.
In time, he became one of our
most dependable and most valu
able staff members, lie never
complained about the hours. He
never balked at an assignment.
He never asked for a raise, al
though earned several.
Meanwhile, we have seen several
big-time operators come and go.
Without exception, they felt they
were being underpaid and over
worked. The pastures looked
greener elsewhere. Thev all want
ed to bo paid for "experience."
bid never had time to stay in one
place long enough to get it. Not
one of them could fill the leportor
ial shoos of Doug Kisele.
Doug will continue his journal
ism training at the University ot
lege men already on the scene.
Yesterday Doug came by to tell
us he appreciated the opportunity
we had given him to learn some
thing about newspapering.
"What I have learned will pay
mv wav through college." he said.
CoHe ou, Silver, wo
O i i t JL Jtf 4
' 'eC Ja U'Y ft4rU -'n-: .
North Carolina. He will pay a part
of his expenses by working with
Pete Ivey in the I'niversity News
Bureau, a job we helped him to
land despite competition from col-
"and I want you to know I ap
A nice sentiment from a fellow
who would have made it anyway.
by Al Capp
AS FIELD f -TODRAPHIMr- ( S 1
( AH GOT ONE X DIRECTOR O' J 1 WE GOT OFFICIAL ) 1,5 X -S-SuCDENv
iHESSMALL,5CARED, ) SADIES BUSINESS TO ( f&f. J f THEvV, ALU AFTER UP rr
AN' SQUIRMY- V BROTHERHOOD, ) C ATTEND TO, FUST ) AtS N f E T-BUT LADIES - aJ ' V
f PjiTuc'cuiwcff vi AH ORDERS VO'-- J V j 7 TOTH V I D DUi,LWti-AM
by Walt Kelly
fCT7:M ,-Jrf tt&p&,vci:z$& haw you Uv. io o x-
J you ennv ewewz ) buwvp ths J mv J hi I & so ) Vfir J
cirtm.rff) tWLi iSr -roAVgRT pwaq-thz J thS-
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(In accordance with a promise made to Chair
man Patton off Zeta Psi Fraternity and Chairman
Ragsdale, we print their views on the recall at the
earliest da'te space would allow. The deluge of
recent letters has prohibited earlier printing. Th
TO THE STUDENT BODY:
The authors of this letter wish to make it clear
from the outset that the statements made in the
letter which follows are solely the opinions and be
liefs of the undersigned, and do not, in any sense,
reflect the opinion of any group, or any other per
sons. We ' have written the letter because of deep
seated' convictions held by us, and we feel com
pelled to 'make 'public, matters which should be
of individual concern to every student.
Concerning the pressing recall issue, it is our
belief that he question of freedom of the press is
not even remotely involved. Every man is entitled
to speak freely at all times, and this applies to the
editor 0 any newspaper at any time. The matter of
freedom of'lhe press should not even be discussed
in reference to the recall, simply because it is not
a matter under consideration, and does not, in
any way, bear' upon' the subject-- No .one, including
ourselves, has ever questioned the right of the edi
tor to state his opinion on any subject.
Rather than being" a question of freedom of the
press, it is a question of student freedom. The Ad
ministration has' exhibited its willingness to dele
gate huge chunks 'of' freedom to the students. Chan
cellor Avcock has invited students to attend and
participate in top-level Administrative Planning Con
ferepces. Neil Bass is the only editor in the history
of The Daily Tar Heel who has ever been invited to
attend such conferences. He has refused to, attend
every conference" held since the invitation was ex
tended' to him. How long will the Administration con
tinue to invite students to such important func
tions if one of the most important and supposedly
responsible members of the student body contin
ues' to ignore the invitation?
The charges against the editor are those of in
competency and irresponsibility. We hold that the
charges are well founded. It is our conviction that
the editor is irresponsible because he has, through
out th discussion of many issues exhibited imma
turity, and a decided lack of devotion to the pre
sentation of the facts. In his slurs against Dr. Hedg
peth. Coach Tatum. and Sam Magill he has presented
opinions of his own. This, in its-elf, is permissable.
and we repeat that he is within his rights to do
so. But when these accusations are not based upen
truth or fact, then the expression of such opinion
becomes objectionable. He has. time and time again,
gone beyond, or rather below, the issues involved
and h?s condemned personalities who had little,
nothing, to do with the issues at hand. We believe
that such unwarranted personal disparagement is
not in keeping with the spirit of dignity which has
pervaded the cditoral page of The Daily Tar Heel
and made it the outstanding college daily in the
nation, until recentlv.
We believe that the editor is also incompetent,
lie has exhibited this trait during the handling of
the Asian flu situation. The editor made many
statements which were simply not true. It is an
established fact that Editor Bass did not know the
facts behind the Asian flu situation until well after
the "epidemic" had passed. Consequently, you, the
reader, did not know them either. If the editor had
simply called the Chancellor, who ordered the vac
cine, or Business Manager Branch, who bought it.
or Dr. Hedgepeth, who administered it, and if he
had gotten the facts from them, the resulting un
fortunate situation, which the editor himself caused,
which accompanied the "epidemic"' vvas a direct
result of the editors ignorance of the facts and
of the truth. In spite of the fact that he did not
know the truth, he chose to present, as facts, a pic
ture of extreme negligence on the part of the Ad
ministration, which, in fact did not exist.
To properly present the case of grounds of in
competency and irresponsibility would require
many pages. This is only a basic summation. And
it could not. ,n any way, be correctly construed as
a personal attack on Neil Bass. We are speaking
out against the things which he has stood for. We
know that the editor has not consistently restricted
his statements to the confines of truth. We believe
that . ens whO indulges in such statements is not
Z Tt 1 3SSUme thC Psition of responsibility
;,nd high honor which an editor of The Daily Tar
Heel should hold.
narHi "Tf J8 extrem unfortunate one.
particularly for the editor. It is almost pitiable But
afwilIvmUS;,be d0n- ThC qUetl
Unat will you, the reader, do about it?
MACON G. PATTON,
Chairman, Student Council
GEORGE R. RAGSDALE,
Chairman, Men's Honor Council
P.S. If the editor comments on this letter bv
way of prefix, suffix or headline, or any any way
other than in his own column, he will exhibit the
immaturity and irresponsibility with which he is
charged. We expect he will.