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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1957
THE DAILY TAR HEEL
Tlii Student I .c 'isl.il in c li.is tit
le muI its own t.uisf in i.isin .
hill I lllllSll.lN iii-lil til. II .IsSl'lts
"ilit- I'M! ItU"4.ition to the SSL
sh.ill not in .uixw.iy ht- t onsidcriil
as olliti.ilh uivt'Nt'niin;4 the l.'ni
wisitv or the st ikIcihn .lUtiiditv.;
In l.ut. h t iN irtiie ol p.isvrr
ol the hill, the Icisl.uiiu' li.is untie
eei huuie thlei;.iie to the State
Student I .(.isl.n in e a spokism.iii
lot the l'nieiit ol North C.no-lin.i'-1
e.ii tlles ol whitlm opinion
e pi eM'( I theie is it )iesent,itie ol
I he le.ison is thi: (itmiainetl in
tin hill is a (lame .isseitiir that
exeiv Inline applitani lor a seat
;il SSI, i "suhjett to the .lpproxal
of the Student I .c;is.ii in c o!
l or the Studeiil 1 .("4isl.1t in e lo
Hipiiie appioal ol delegates to
SSI. and then attempt to wash its
FROM THE DAILY TEXAN:
hands ol responsihilitv lor opinions
expressed is pure folly. In tat t, it
hortleis t)ii the 1 itlit ulom.
When the Tinted States Conc
uss passes tin an amhassador to a.
lotei;4ii nation, it does not main
tain lor an instant that the approv
ed amhassador is soiivj; abroad to
speak lor liuiself. Rather, he is
endorsed by the Congress to rep
resent the causes of the American
people and the tountrv's j;o em
inent. Siinilnh, the approval of a de
legate to SSL by the Student Leg
islature places the responsibility of
cut's remarks and voting
the m t) c k assembly
tm the shoulders of Stu
dent Legislators. '
To think otherwise is blinding
one's sell to the '-purposes of en
dorsement. If the legislature can't
stand by those it endorses, it would
be belter to excuse them .it the
outset from legislative approval.
t Il.lt Milt
I his weekend, delegates from beiship and that there should bf
( obexes and universities all over
the ISiited Slates met in Colorado
Splines. Coloi ado. for the Xaiioual
Intel lialei nitv ("oiiiuil ('011vt.11
l i n.
Mondav. the Lex. 111 lcicivcd a
lettti liom Dr. Philip L. White,
assistant piofessor ol histoiv. wTiith
1le.11 Iv pat.illcls our enn thinking
on the titklidi tiiestion ol bias
' I he National Intel Itaieinitv
C mi k 1 ! in i i 1 i inn u,i niuul w !u n
il allium ihe li'Jit ol liateinitv
liitmbcis n Iiiim- iluii own .is
m 1 a u s .
( i 1 i.uuK an individual a
pi m. ile f 1 1 tan make ilscll as
siioliiisfi and anti mm ial as lie or
if ph .im s a Ion.; .in laws are not
' I low t t i . it the ( aniiit il is 10
e ill this Ik 1 (loin, it st ems to me
tint toiiNisient obsi-i v .iiii c ol the
pi nil iple would n ipiii e el imiu.i
l ioi 1 1 l 1 1 ud and t . 1 -1 national 1 11 lis
designed to hunt the 1 hoit e ol
iiii inbiis aibitiaiilv bv exi hiding
all J in iple ol ( el tain 1 at ial 01 1 e
1 1 4 1 u 'iou if'aidless o then
iiidiv idual win ih and possible at
liailiVtniNN to tneliibels ol a lm al
1 hapiel .
It si a tn to tue lli.it eveiv thap
tii si loultl. at 1 1 n din to 1 his pi iu
t iple. he In e lo dei ide lot itscil
lo nil it wished to-invite lo nielli-
The Daily Tar Heel
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Asst. News Editor
sports Editor .. BIIX. KING
sst. Sports Editor DAVE WIBLE
Business Mana-cr JOHN WHITAKEK
Advcrti-sin? Manager FRED KATZLN
Librarian .. d LEND A FOWLER
Feature Editor MARY M. MASON
EDIT STAFF Whit Whitfield. Nancy
Hill, Gary Nichols, Curtis Gans.'Al
Walker, Harry Kir.sthner, Gail God
win. I ui ncsT StdTf WALKER BLANTON.
JOHN M INTER, LEWIS RUSH.
110 arbitrary restrictions ol the
" I he National Intel liateinitv
Coiiiu il has tome be loiced to take
a moie ositive and stronger stand
011 bias da uses as 'more and more
institutions accept the theory that
sclctlivilv should be 011 a local
Some si hools have said they Kill
not allow a liateinitv with a na
tional bias (lame to tcmain on
their campus; others aie letpiirin
iciiioval 01 piotess towaid icuiova!
ol the t lames bv a definite date.
Yc believe thai Midi requests
aie neither unieasoii.tble inn out
ol line -1I1. 11 in the lon, 11111 such
.1 praiite is attually more lair lo
each individual Maternity'.
However, we let! just as stion
Iv that complete ficcdom ol ( hoit c
must rest with the lotal rouj).
And it is the '.jump's piivilee to
be as ltsiiiiiive or exclusive as it
(houses. I his is the cssem e l the
I'ai l it iil.ii Iv lepunant to us is
the lcpoited attempt bv some
si hools to ietuiie the lotal I1.1
ttiniiv to liunish piool ol 11011 dis
(liminatiou. i.e. fort ed pletliu a
mail o another 1 elision 01 iate.
It is this move that Iratei nitit s
as a whole bar (lihtlv soi ami are
We believe (and as l)i. White
has implied) that the only wav lor
the two viewpoints to be leeoii
tiletl into anv kind ol workable
solution is to let basis ol .selection
lest exthisivelv and linalK within
the lotal tioup.
Fire In Fairmont
From laiiiuont the other dav
came a story about liieinen stand
ing by idly as a frame house was
devoured by flames just outside the
Their reliisal to liht the blae.
said liremen. was based on .1 city
law lecpiiiiny; pi sons outside the
coiporaie limits lo pav a Sio tie
posit lor lire protection. The own
er ol the bimiino house had not
paid the deposit.
That leatls us to wonder at leas'
two things; (i) whenevci a lire
(Ktuis in Fairmont, or viiinity. do
ollitials have to thumb through a
it-ister to see if thev can .mswei
Ami. (2) (iould the county not
make some .11 1 anements. as is done
in other Noith (laiolina counties,
to help pay expenses of city liie
dt p 11 tint nts and icccive rmal j)ro
tt itioti for their t onti ihut ions to
WISE AND OTHERWISE:
Can Take Joke
By WHIT WHITFIELD
The United States has done it
again. They have shown the world
that they are infallible. The story
of the expected rocket launching
was louder that the shot heard
round the world. The world is
laughing, especially the Soviets,
but we always were good sports
when we were the butt of a joke.
It might be a good idea for a con
gressional commitee to find out
whether we even have a rocket to
launch. It might be a gigantic-hoax.
Senator Kerr Seott has said that
he prefers an ailing Eisenhower to
a healthy Nixon. We are inclined
to believe that we don't have so
much an ailing Eisenhower as a
robust Adams. We understand
that Sherman will be inaugurated
after Christmas, marking the first
time since 1776 that the United
States has been under royal rule.
How does King Sherman I
sound? Maybe Hagerty will get a
dukedom if lie keeps his nose
clean. Nixon will be out in the
cold so to speak. This is trgaic
considering the amount of work
being done for him recently, mak
ing a golden boy out of what has
ben considered a ruthless poli
tician. Sherman mav lot him share
California with Goodwin Knight if
there's room. (They aren't the best
of friends it seems. Eisenhower
may get all of the Southern Pines
Pinehurst area for a golf course.
The Statistics Intitute of the Cheat
er University could keep his
Yesterday we met one of our
political opponents on campus, and
as a parting statement, lie said.
' Lot's go to class." This is an old
hackneyed expression used by all
enlightened students to mean."
I've got lo go to class, so why
don't you shut up."
We cautioned him to be careful
or he would get educated. His
reply. "Don't worry, I"ve just got
to sharpen my pencils." What lie
obviously hasn't thought of before
is that if he should sharpen all
his pencils at his first class, he
could call it a day.
The new editor was thinking
seriously of dropping this column
as a public service, but the three
readers 'Two high school sopho
mores and a demented birdwatch
er' objected. This all goes to
prove that the public must be
Subscription Mjr. AVERY THOMAS
SPOUTS STAFF: Rusty Hammond, Elli- the liie tlepai fmt iit?
ott Cooper, Mac Mahjffy, Carl Keller, It's hard enough for a city to re
Jim Turks. tpiiie .11 biliary sums for lire pro-
- Norman " Kantor. ,,c(,".m "t Uworpor.itc limits.
but it s a lot naidcr to stand back
and watch a home 00 un in I lames
Night Etlitor GUAHANIJi bec ause it s 011 the wiorr; side
IY00T IdTrTT.... GUAILM SNYDERl the stieet.
Evans' State Of Campus' Address
Showed mrd Work And Thought'
The allei math ol the I'Xt'.
iitoiv over Duke was the
epiietest one on itttntl in
these paits. A lew cars whirl
ed dizzily aiountl town with
whooping occupants. but
their departure only empha
sized the prevailing silence.
Aie Carolina students be
coming accustomed to win
ning een before they have
had ninth, or did thev antic
ipate the it toi ?
l PUINGLE PIPKIN '
Much to his credit. Student
Hotly President Sonny Evans made
some definite stands on controver
sial and unpopular issues. I thought
his State of the Campus A'ddress
to the Student Legislature showed
the effects of some hard work and
The speech was concerned large
ly with interpreting the problems
of the university with relation to
the expected increased enrollment.
During the course of his talk
Evans made several suggestions
He proposed that the executive
committee in each dorm be given
the power to ask a boy to leave
and that counsellors be given
the responsibility of and authority
te enforce quiet hours. Ile asked
that the dorm advisers pay be
increased and their quarters im
proved and that the IDC be given
a hand in the selection of counsel
lors. He said that the football players
should be given freedom of choice
with regards to room. Although
he spoke against Negro segrega
tion on the campus, he did not
make any statement for direct
He said he was going before the
Faculty Council to present a pro
posal for placing the granting of
excuses for illnesses as a matter
of honor betwen the instructor and
The other parts of the speech
were concerned with general sug
gucstions and praise.
The talk could have been more
definitive, but 1 find it remark
i.bie that one connected with stu
dent government should say 'any
thing which has only one meaning.
There were a number of issues
raised by this talk, but I will
deal with them when legislation
is started to enact them.
At the last Legislature meeting
Speaker Don Furtado encouraged
the members to. speak any time
they had something to say. I feel
that one of the unfortunate situ;?
lions existing in the Legislature
is that so few of the legislators
voice an opinion. About ten mem
bers of the body do nearly 95 per
cent of the debating.
More members should, if they
foot they have something to say.
join the discussions. The party
floorlcaders should try to let the
members of their parties have a
chance to speak.
This assembly has been fruitful
in its production of bills, and I
hope it continues. However, there
are some representatives who feel
that all being a member of the
Student Legislature entails is the
attendance of a party caucus and
the meeting Thursday night.
I should like to see each repre
sentative participating in the de
bate at least once during his term.
I feel that unless Charlie Gray's
resolution to'condemn the conduct
of the Student Legislature for its
stand on racial intergration is sub
stantially changed it will meet
Time has passed by the SSL and
its stand; most of the fire has
gone from the issue.
The Legislature was wise, I be
lieve, however, to hold the resolu
tion in commitee; it was only
fair to give Gray, who- was un
avoidably absent, a chance to
speak on the bill which he introduced.
Caleb White's resolution to re
sume classes after Christmas one
day later (Jan. 3 is certainly one
It passed the legislature by spec
ial orders without meeting any
It's future with the University
Administration is. I fear, going to
be less assured. I am afraid that
the introduction of the resolution
came too late in the year. Even if
nothing is done this year, some
thing should be planned for next
Travel on Jan. 1 is difficult and
dangerous, as White stated. If
the Administration will add one
day to the Christmas vacation,
that will be fine. However, if this
change means losing a day be
fore Christmas, then it will be
detrimental to the best interests
of a large number of students who
must work before Christmas and
to wjhom one . day's pay is more
important than a day to recuperate
after a wild New Year's Eve.
by Al Capp
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Norman Corwin's new play, "The Rivalry," star
ring Raymond Massey, Agnes Moorehead, and Mar
tin Gabel, was seen by Carolina theatre-goers Fri-....
day night in Memorial Hall. The substance of "The
Rivalry" is a dramatization of the great series of
debates held between Stephen A. Douglas and
Abraham Lincoln in 1858. Although it has only
three characters Abraham Lincoln, played by Ray
mond Massey, Stephen ' A. Douglas, and his wife,
Adele, performed by Martin Gabel and Agnes Moore
head, respectively the play is a study in drama
tic intensity. The text of the debates derives from '
the stenographic record, although the speeches are
not 'always given in' their original sequence.
The drama was a fairly obvious example of con
temporary social criticism. As students of Ameri
can history will remember, the subject of the fa
mous debates was the 'question of slavery and the
ultimate "extension of civil rights to Negroes on a
national basis. Thos6 who have read the newspapers
during out present age ' of civil rights and states
rights furor realized, when they saw "The Rivalry,"
that today's arguments are ' repetitions of those
made in the Illinois senatorial election campaign of
1858. ' T6da'y, fortunately, we are more confident
that 'civil 'war is not imminent.
The three principals gave magnificent perform
ances. Given a script based, for the most part, on
political speeches with practically no action, the
performers constructed a play that was not only
exciting, but totally absorbing.
It was indeed easy to understand the success of
Mr. Massey in the famous "Abe Lincoln in Illinois''
after seeing him in Memorial Hall Friday night.
His performance had the authoritative touch of a
master craftsman,' from the homespun portrayal
of Lincoln's earthy humor to the moving heights
of Lincoln's impassioned "A house divided against
itself cannot stand.
Mr. Gabel, as Stephen A. Douglas, the "little
giant, turned in the intelligent and highly impressive
performance of a seasoned professional. A small
man, Mr. Gabel made the theatre resound with such
lines as "not only purity of government but purity
of blood!" In the last scenes of the play, when
Douglas was helping Lincoln, the newly elected
President, to save the rapidly disintegrating union,
he pointed up with great sympathy and understand
ing the unfolding tragedy of the house divided
The role of Adele Douglas, although not a part
of the basic conflict of the principles expressed, was
the catalyst that made a series of political speeches
into a play. Agnes Moorehead in the part proved
herself once more to be one of the great ladies of
the American stage. As Mrs. Douglas, she narrated
the background to the action and provided several
delightful and revealing scenes imagined by the
playwright to have taken place between herself and
Douglas and Lincoln. Although the greater portion
of Miss Moorehea,cTs time on stage was passed in
listening to the debates, even her silence was mag-
The setting, bare except for a speakers' platform
and a flag with thirty-two stars, was simple and
effective. Miss Moorehead's costumes were appro
priately gorgeous, while the men's costumes, faith
ful to historical detail, were sufficiently baggy.
All in all, the play, brouught to Chapel Hill un
der the auspices of the Carolina Playmakers, pro
vided a delightful evening of top-notch theatre.
Members of the cast of "Judith," Petite Drama
tique production to be held Sunday and Monday
nights in the main lounge of Graham Memorial,
sent the following letters to the Daily Tar Heel.
They are self explanatory.
"The undersigned members of the cast and crew
of "Judith" regret very much' the loss of Harry
Moore to the play. We think that the decision for
bidding Mr. Moore's participation is a serious mis
take: it seems to us. weighing the facts known to
us, that the decision, based officially on the fact that
Mr. Moore is no longer a student at the University,
failed to adequately take into account the fact tha.
Mr. Moore was a student here until Thursday, at
which time he decided was a student here until
Thursday, at which time he decided for personal
reasons to leave school. In other words, at the time
when Mr. Moore was approached to read for a role
and up until four days before the production, Mr.
Moore was a student in good standing.
. "The decision also fails to consider the sensibili
ties of the persons involved the members of the
cast. Aside from the fact that Mr. Moore has done
an excellent job in his role, at this latter date the
sudden removal of any member of the cast is an
upsetting thing. Considering that some twenty peopi?
have devoted a great part of the last month to
"Judith", the loss of Mr. Moore becomes a decply
' "In addition, the close friendship felt by the cat
for IL. Moore, plus our sincere appreciation of his
fine work which has been crucial in the progress of
the play, make us extremely anxious to see that
he gets the credit and satisfaction which are his
"We do recognize the position of the University
in this matter and do not wish to condemn its decis
ion:, but we sincererly feel that the hurt done to
the play, individuals concerned, and in the long run
to the University, should override a matter of arbitr
P B. O'Sullivan
Ann Bachman -
W. L. Ridenhcur. Jr.
"I believe that Mr. Moore should be retained m
the cad "
. ...... . Frank Clymer