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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, December 08, 1957, Page 2, Image 2

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. . 4.i v J i;C Jih-2 0 . . i i i . a r k. t- 0 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1957 PACB TWO THE DAILY TAR HEEL Legislature Is In Delegat Tlii Student I .c ' in c 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.; INC." In l.ut. h t iN irtiie ol p.isvrr ol the hill, the Icisl.uiiu' untie eei huuie thlei;.iie to the State Student I .(.isl.n in e a spokism.iii lot the l'nieiit ol North'-1 e.ii tlles ol whitlm opinion e pi eM'( I theie is it )iesent,itie ol (.uupiis opinion. 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! r.c. 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: Resp onsible e Selection 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 Milt record a stiu.u eh Newspaper Discusses Fraternity Charter 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 t lames. ' 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 iolait d. ' 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 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 Tht official student pa-lica ".on ol the Publication Hoaid of the University of N'orth Carolina, whore i is published daily except Sunday, Monday and exam ination and vacation periods and sum mer ti-rms Entered as second class mat ter in the post office in Chapel Hill, N. C. under the Act of March 8, 1870. Subscription rates: mailed, $4 per year $2 50 a somestcr; delivered, $6 a year $3 50 a fccmcstor. Editor DOIT, EISEEE Editor ALYS VO0RIIEES News Editor Asst. News Editor paul rule "1vnmFryk 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. iVire Editor PAUL RULE 110 arbitrary restrictions ol the riht. " 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 basis only. 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 liateinitv svsttin. 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 lihtin against. 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 Raises Questions 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 itv limits. 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 the callr 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: Soviets Laugh, But America 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 score 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 served. 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. NioToc.RAniEns Ruddy Spoon. y - POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE 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'lL ASNER 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 tliougt. , 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 tor action. 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 action. 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 student. 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 certain defeat. 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 1 like. It passed the legislature by spec ial orders without meeting any detectable opposition. 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 ear. 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 1 D -DON'T DARE G-GO BACK TO MAMSOU AVENUE.." I HAD EVERY KIND OT LICENSE -EXCEPT A MARRYING LICENSE WE CAN GO EACK TO THE PEACE AND PURITY SF HARVARD Ufa 35 VOU'LL HAVE TO TURN IN YOUR GRAY FLANNEL SUIT Si t. 0 cm ttt A AN' AH KIN Y SST' MATCHERS.'.' ' ) GO BACK TO H K 'N GO JHASS WHAR A TH' PEACE AN' )( Pim'aduk, J I5i-Y AR-OLD l V , , J flV M ARMS" A iin n nm rKr.c If I I V HUKIIU ' T y.- L-iiv'.. 1 TUI IC ft V 1 , .. iffTtel POGO I'm ciAP you rw ctvow j v( nSTif won && by Walt Kelly TUKTlg VOTS WHIM AN' "1 CCJLO CA5TA MOM VOTg fCZ ME. ( ' Vj 'H HUT TUT- IT WA6TA 02 A MAJosiry 3,11 I'M &&HZ'H Trg Bam. 7-s3I .rM Tg 11 'Rivalry' Termed Top-Notch' Show 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 against itself. 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- nificent. 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. Judith Players Regret Decision 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 felt injustice. ' "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 due reward. "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 ary policy." Anthony Wolff P B. O'Sullivan Ann Bachman - Betty Rhodes Leon Rooke Carolyn Marsh' Jim Tyndall Glenna Mcginnis Larry Anderson Lew Hardee Hal Williamson Seamon Gottlieb Curtis Gans W. L. Ridenhcur. Jr. John Hodgkins Gail Rice "I believe that Mr. Moore should be retained m the cad " . ...... . Frank Clymer 1 1

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