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"FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14, 1958
THE DAILY TAR HEEL:
Please, Legislators, Take
Your Time On Judicial Bill
One nrek .10 ' I hiu scl.iy ni;lt
;i dutiiiiii fv.u introduced to
the UinI.iuii t- calling lor sweep
ing uviiom in the judicial system
at the I'nixeisity ol North Cato
lin.i. It was. pet haps, the most itn
poitant hill proMiseil at UNC. in
m.iu years. I'nless something
most nniisiial hcui. it will te
main the most imjwrtant for years
The hill would completely revo
lutionize the omtt system .it I'NC
It would make a one-court sys
tem out ol the picsent two-court
system. It would plate -women de
fendants heloie a pattially male
council, and it would do conyerse
l h i the men.
I his is the most lai -readiitv.;.
(fee most all inclusive hill which
will eer he considered by the iiu
Wednesday niijit what proba
bly is the most imjortaut aspect of
the bill met legislative approval.
'Legislators then approved the one
court system for the University
In less than a week's time in six
short, little days the legislature
made this grave decision.
Can a mature decision be made
in seven days? Does that time allow
the pro and con argument which
should accompany an act of such
importance? Should the future of
the judicial system be decided in
less than a week's time?
Legislators, we'll be here vet for
a long time. Please be sure you
know the implications of your
vote before you cast your ballot.
Please don't "push" your bills
through the halls of New Last be
fore all have had a chance to un
derstand them. i
Please, legislators, take your
time. The justice you save may be
Man ley Dorm Provides An
Example For The Others
l.lscwhcic in today's paper is a
shoit notice alnuit elections at
Manlev Dormitory. It's just a little
stoiy. but ir has a lot of implica
I tec. 1 use candidates for the sev
eral offices willuarrv out what ap
pears to he a broad piogram of
activities and programs scheduled
lor the c oming semester.
And it is these activities and
piogianis which give dignity not
only to the people who head them,
hut to dotmitorv lile as well. I "hev
show that theie can be a tctkiin
Inutility among those hundreds
ol students who icside in donni
ti lite as well- They show thai
theie can be a ctit.iin h.Ueiuitv
among those hundreds of students
who reside in dormitories.
Among suggested activities are:
several parties, participation in the
Valkyties Sing, publication of a
dormitory newspaper, improve
ments in the social room, obtain
ing a milk vending machine.
So interested in their dormitory
are Manlev residents that someone
took the time and el fort to check
into the history of the building.
It was, the notice read.' named for
two prominent Tar Heel states
men of the last century.
Our congratulations go to Man
lev, with hopes that the majority
of the spiing program will ma
terialize. Maybe they can be an in
centive to others.
Lef' s Have A Closer Look
At The Campus Book Stores
lor a I011.4 time now people
hae been complaining alxmt
pi ices at the I'niv el sitv-ow nc d
I look I t li.inue.
" 1 hev ate too hiu.li.'"
"We don't know whcie the
mo ica's goin."
Well, it appeals we linallv have
gotten our teeth into one- lault
with the Hook I e hange in dis
coveiin'' what seems to be a vio-
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lation of state law in charging
sales tax lor Bible-
This isn't to imply that II. R.
Ritchie, who heads the campus
stoves wheie books ate sold, or
those who woik theie would in
tentionally chaige a tax on an
item exempt horn sales lax by state
It does, however, point up the
need lor a ilo.se look at the cam
pus stores to see in what other
aieas students at I'NC' might s.ue
a feyv pennies. 1 hev do. altei all,
add up to dollars.
Di Bill Deserved
-Now lt7s Jazz,
Well, good buddies! I was sittin
by my viktrolla few days ago and
I got this rekord called "Kenneth
Patcheh" on the Cadence label
and decided to give it a spin. It
certainlly was sompin. Yes in
deedy it seems that this Patchen
' yvrites pomes and besides that he
likes to reed them with a jazz .
bunch. Well, I was just plain over
powered by the intelleetuallity of
the thing, because this feller sure
does seem like he knows all about
the yvorld and life and all those
Well, the first pome was about
a feller who wore lemmon eollered
gloves and killed two other fellers.
Now I couldn't quite figure what
this has to do with jazz music,
but it sure did excite me. First of
all the pome feller tells us in a
reel excited way how he calls the
pome, then the old jazz band starts
a whonkin' and a whailin' and
then he commences to reed. Now
the message of the pome was reel
exciting. All the way the feller
keeps sayin yvait wait wait yvait
wait wait wait yvhich got me all
hopped up waitin to figure out
why I yvas supposed to wait. Well
then if he just didn't say NOW
and then that yvas the end of the .
pome and the music stopped too.
Well now the rester the ponied
were kinda on that way too ex
cept some of them had other yvords
in them and they were all about
life and death and were reel mis
teryeous yvhich jest tingeled my
spine and made me feel reel
creepy and funny. But yvhnt I liked
most of all yvas the feller's voice,
lie yvas reel sleapy like and I kept
thinking he yvas jest gonna flop
out on us. Vessir, reel sleepy, reel
sleepy, kinda btuin . . . zzzzzzzz
More seriously, this recording
and all the others in the series of
disks emanating from this newest
of fads suffer from two primary
faults. The first fault is that the
poetry is bad, the second that the
jazz is bad. The poetry suffers
from lack of intellectual meaning
or cohesion, the jazz from lack of
swing and musicianship.
If one yvishes to combine the
two media of music and words one
must make the two elements sym
pathetic to each other. This effort
seems to be primarily for novelty's
sake once one passes the stage
of surface impressions one must
realie that the music often fights
the words, and that the overall
el feet is one of disturbance rather
than any sort of intellectual satis
faction. I do not think that, at
least in this stage of its develope
ment, the idea is a particularly
good one. and am not at all sure,
that it ever could be good. If an
enterprising artist and repertoire
man found some good musicians
and a first rate poet, he might
have something. But never with
a first-rate bore like Patchen.
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Asst. News Editor
Feature Editor MARY M. MASON
Asst. Sports Editor
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;Tve ToldTtfu Fiftv Times Not At The Frbiit Doorl? IN THE CONGRESS
G LEND A FOWLER
NEWS STAFF Davis Young, Ann Frye.
Stanford Fisher, Edith MacKinnon,
Pringle Pipkin. Mary Leggett Brown
ing. Ruth Whitley, Sarah Adams. Mar
ion Hays, Parker Maddry, Charlie
Sloan, Eel Rowland.
" FTrr STAFF Whit Whitfield, Curtis
flans, Jonathan Yardley, Barry Win
sten, Gail Godwin.
SPORTS STAFF: Rusty Hammond, Elli
ott Cooper, Mac Mahaffy, Jim Purks,
Photographers Norman Kintor,
We liaye only one
yvitli Dialectic Senate members
ulio voted -Tuesday nilit to
tie in their opinions over whether
the University should have the
riiiht to direct sororities and Ira
tetnities to choose whomever they
please lor whatever reason they
Fraternities and soroiities are
private organizations. 1 they want
to "hall" a certain person, or re
fuse, even to consider another, that
is their riht. It should not he
taken away, despite the disguise of
an act which would do so.
We 1 caret that a case cited edi
torially yesterday to make a point
about the proposed one-court
council system did not, in fact,
ever appear helot e the Women's
Chainnan Kit Whitehuist call
ed that fact to our attention, point
in:; out that although there were
basic similarities between the
cases they were so ditfetent that
the council kit a correction was
Well, heie it is. Hut despite our
misinformation about the case. ve
feel it still is an illustration of
what could happen under circum
stances involving trial of a de
fendant befote 4 mixed council.
X M'l' Is Ii 't
Gas Bill Takes Low Road Again
Once again the Texas gas and
oil boys have overplayed their
hand to bring on almost certain
defeat of the revived natural gas
bill yvhich had previously been
given an excellent chance of pass
age by the Congress and accept
ance by President Isenhower.
One would thing that the so
called smart, big-money operators
would have known better and been
carefully on guard after ttieir at
tempt to bribe South Dakota's
Sen, Francis Case back in 1956
resulted in a presidential veto
when the measure to ease federal
control over natural gas producers
had been pushed through both
House and Senate by Texas lead
ership. But the t'as and oil boys wouldn't
or didn't learn.
A highly successful money
raising dinner yvas held Monday
night in Houston with White Minor
ity Leader Joe Martin'as honoree
and principal speaker. Almost
simultaneously with the meeting,
yvhich netted $100,000 for.Uie G O P.
campaign pot. there came to light
a letter yvritten by Texas national
committeeman II. J. (Jb) Port
er in which he described Repres
entive Martin as a friend of. Texas'
oil and gas industry and a battler
for the natural gas bill. His, letter
yvent right on off the political dead
It will be up to Joe Martin to
muster at least 65 per cent of the
Republican votes in order to pass
the gas bill this year .... He
has to put Republican members
from Northern and Eastern con
suming areas on the spit because
t he bill is not popular due to the
distortion of facts by newspaper
columnists and others.
Tlie dinner must raise substant
ial amounts of money for the
Republican Party as part of these
will go towards the election of Re
publican congressmen and sena
tors. Publication of the letter brought
immediate denunciation from G.
OP. national leaders, including
Minority Leader Martin, and re
fusal to accept the fund yvhich
had been raised on the strength
of National Committeeman Por
ter's appeal. Thus what happened
in the Case episode back in 1956
has been duplicated. The neyv gas
bill is too hot and tainted to
handle. The G O. P. cannot afford"
politically to go for it; and even
though it should be rammed
through the Congress again,
yvhich seems highly unlikely, by
the Democratic leadership, presi
dential signature is unthinkable
under the circumstances.
Right now some Texans must be
yvondering if their mouth isn't
even bigger than their state.
Greensboro Daily News.
Since President Eisenhoyver yvas
constrained last year to veto the
bill to remove natural gas from
federal regulation because of the
"arrogance of segments o fthe oil
and gas industry," that industry
has endeavored to conduct its
lobbying activities with circum
spection. But the industry is in the head
lines again, this time carried
there by II. J. Porter, Repubican
National Committeeman from Tex
as, whom President. Eisenhower
is wont to describe as "Good Old
Porter, it seems raised $100,
000 for the Republican 1958 cam
paign at an "Appreciation Dinner"
for Representative Joe Martin.
Republican House leader. Porter
made it clear in letters soliciting
purchase of tickets for the dinner
that the fund .was intended as
advance payment .on getting the
gas bill through the House this
year as well as "appreciation"
for past favors.
Both the White House and the
Republican National Committee
have repudiated the dinner; but
Porter has expressed confidence
that the money will find its way
into the Republican campaign
chest through other channels.
Chances are 100 to 1 Porter is
right. Raleigh Neyvs & Observer.
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Give Us An Angry Man
(The following editorial appeared in the Ralls.
Tex. Banner, and has been included in the appen
dix of the Congressional Record.)
Tuesday, Jan. 3 the United States Congress came
together to talk, plan, and try to regain the Na
tion's fast disappearing leadership in the world.
Amid all the worried legislators, one is conspicu
ous by his absence. He is an angry man. Any angry
There are no angry men left anywhere in this
country any more, and we're the worse for it. No
body gets roiled up. Everybody is well fed, well
worried, well employed, smug, and complacent.
How can anybody in a nation of "fat cats" get
Evil has been defeated. Higher wages for shorter
hours prevail. We have our social security, pen
sions, paid vacations, unlimited leisure, plentitude
of gadgets, money to combat the upswing in dis
ease among people who are sicker than at any
period in their history. Only on television are there
bad men and good men, and only there can bad
men be "headed off at the canyon."
1 The great issues of the time are with us, but
we have no angry men to implement them. In most
periods of crisis we have been fortunate enough
to find at least one angry man" to slash like a
demon from hell through the sincerely complacent
stagnation of the populace. Not yet in America at
the beginning of 1958.
We have no angry voice to challenge this eAi of
passiveness. Here and there some minister ofthe
Gospel addresses empty air from behind the Mexi
can border in a tone of, anger, but the tone is a
stage prop, more than likely, and his aim is ,eco
nomic security for himself. There is no Thomas
Paine to fan the flames of revolution, stir the imag
ination of Americans toyvard human rights and na
tional independence; no Tom Paine to strike fear
into the hearts of dictators, both clerical and lay.
Gone are the Robert Ingersolls. WT. C. Branns, Vol
taires, and Victor Hugos whose anger stirred men
to justifiable action. Nobody emulates Jesus, yvho
in anger, whipped moneychangers from the temple.
Stilled is the shrill voice of Teddy Roosevelt at San
Juan Hill, and his angry table pounding reverber
ates no longer from the White House. Upton Sin
clair, an angry man, wrote "The Jungle" and "The
Brass Check" to horrify the American people and
bring about drastic revisions in the fieM of public
health. Angry Man Sinclair Leyvis broke up an era
of complacency in America yvith his "Main Street"
and "Babbit." Champ Clark and Bob La Follette
were the angry men in Congress at a critical era,
but they too are gone from the scene.
- The angry man is vanguard for reform and revo
lution. He is action and inspiration. He walks ahead
of angels to point the yvay for the timid, the tired,
the irresponsible majority yvho long more to be let
alone than to exercise the armor of right.
Give us not in 1958 any more sober statesmen:
status quo, departmentalized, thorough channelized
politicians; or pig-headed systemized, and indoctri
nated military generals whose responsibility is to
their heirarchy and not to the people; or educators
who educate to "get along and let's don't have any
Just give us for 1958, God, some thoroughly an
Von BrauiVs Wit And
St. Valentine's Day
The February 17th issue of Time magazine re
veals that Wernher Von Braun learned early the
game of hood-winking the bureaucrats yvho wouldn't
allow peripheral spending. When working on the
German V-2 project, Von Braun recalls that he
and his felloyv workers had a difficult time ob
taining office supplies. So the mLssilemen resorted
to camouflage: "It was a rare budget official yvho
realized that the request for funds to buy 'an ap
pliance for milling wooden dowels up to 10 milli
meters in diameter' meant that the rocketmen
needed a pencil sharpener." Also reflecting the
pressures which have been placed on him and his
men as of late. Von Braun remarked, "Oh, to be in
space this week. It's so quiet up there."
Speaking later about man, the earth and space.
Von Braun observed: "You knoyv, some think of
the earth as a safe and comfortable planet, and
they say that space is a hostile environment. This
is not really true. Earth is protected by its blanket
of atmosphere, to be sure, but it is a disorderly
place, and unpredictable. It is full of storms and
winds, of fogs and ice, of earthquakes. It is alio
full of people people with thermonuclear bombs.
"There is beauty in space, and it is orderly.
There is no weather, and there is regularity. It is
predictable. Just look at our little Explorer; you
can set your clock by it literally; it is more ac
curate than your clock. Everything in space obeys
the laws of physics. If you know these laws, and obey
them, space will treat you kindly. And don't tell
me that man doesn't belong out there. Man be
longs wherever he yvants to go and he'll do plenty
well when he gets there." k
St. Valentine's Day has become so crassly com
mercial these days that one can't help feeling the
prehensile tentacles of the Madison avenue ani
mals. The ancient powers of Aphrodite and Venus.
Eros and Cupid, and Apollo and Artemis have been
perverted to the point that a monogamous Ameri
can male eats every word of propaganda emitted
by the professional persuaders. In New York City,
they have Valentine gifts that run into the hundreds
of dollars yvhich are guaranteed to convince the
object of your aggressions that all is for love and
"this time it's forever." This is not only symbolic
of the ridiculous position to which women have
been raised in this country, it is a direct admission
by the male that he is ready to submt; first the
men helped them achieve suffrageltism and now
he is pleading for a matriarchy.
Present day trends hare forced Valentine's Day
into a very strange position. It used to be the day
on which the males would send some ornamental
greeting, usually comic in character, to the females.
These greetings were originally sent anonymously,
but today one might, conceive of a case for breach
of promise when reading the abortive phrases of