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THE DAILY TAR HEEL
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1953
Spring Election Success
Depends On Student Body
Now tli.it Vice l'usiiltut Don
1 mtailo h.is announced s ji i 1 1,
elections lot Apiil i, tin- political
Mit and all that it Nihilities will
soon In-in siinmciin at I'NC
Y would, tluuloio. remind
the t ie i touto that the whole of
student o.ininent is dependent
tntiitlv upon the pai tic ipation ol
the indiidua1 student at Carolina.
At t lit t ion time, his status as a
otei supcHcdcs that ol the poli
l i i.in.
I ntoj tunateh and we .uc no
evteption in this tespeit student
pai tit ipation in t unpus-w ide elet
tnn of the pot has not icathed
the jnint ueetlett ol it. The bal
lot totiut hat tonsUtcuth fallen
I n shmt ol the uuinlet enrolled
at the l'nieiit. We sit lv itllv
.ind let the other man tin the vot
ing it t i a It i ) t ova inueiir at
I '.(. pi as stit h a ital tole in
the lile of the student that all
pi.'.'ilieil vottis shoiihl takr. J 1 1
some wa. an attie p.nt in de
leiminin who i to heatl it. To
thai end. the ballot !o is.ivail.i
l!e loi .,11.
Indeed, ajuthv tow. ml major
election h.is hecn in the past a
Mow to democracy not only on a
campus level, but on the national
scope as well. And often it makes
of non-pai ticipants the loudest
critics when polities of new re
gimes no against their own.
However, the voter is not the
only individual to be pleaded
with before election time. Candi
dates, too, should be reminded of
the magnitude of the duties which
at companies a successful cam
paign, and they should pledge
themselves to vvoik at all times lor
the betterment of student govern
ment and the University.
In this respect some oi l ice hold
ers fail once they have been in
stated by the Mpular vote. Ab
sences at legislative sessions are of
ten frequent, and news stories tell
of special appointments bv the
political parties to replace a legis
lator resigned from his post.
Thus election time brings with
it two pioblems which onlv the
student both tan correct: ()
apathy toward participation in the
elections, and ( selection of a
candidate who will best perform
the job for which he is running.
In spring elections. io",N. we
challenge every student to assume
the role expected of him.
We May Be Down, But Reds
Must Reach Up To Hit Us
I he Mostow uewspapet Soviet
Kiissi.i Jus taken a look .it the
Anient an ctononiv .uid tame up
with this stoiv to till it bi.ii.'i-
I. The uumbei ol liuntv.
hoimlcss and uminploved Ameri
i.uis is usiiii; i.ipidlv.
I he pi.ti tit e of inedit ine h is
Ueli mined into .i toldhloodcd
li isiihsn in the i'nited Slates and
urn housing is 1 u-i i rj, buili not for
tin wotkin people but lot the
i it li.
In tlie Soviet I'nion. things
.ne una h bettei nil : neu- bousing
soon will be available lor most ol
the Soviet titiens still living in
I I .1 1 II J ( 1 (pi. II Itts.
j. Moie than live million
Amei it .ins liv ed on hai itv last
ve.ir. thousands were homeless and
"million ol people ait' asking
themselves. 'How ate we to liver'
Well. .ou don't have to pit k up
a Momiiw dailv to I ititl that main
Kiisi.in (ommciits about the
I'nited States ate- tine. You can
Had the stoi in voin hometown
pipei. von can see it on television.
iM von can watth it on the movie
s 1 (III
l'.iil tin (jiuslioii taised in oin
mind is. who in Russia tan alloid
ilit iiewspipei to lead, who in
Riissi.i own a television set to be
told about his own country, much
less about another, and who in
Kiisnu has moiieV euoii 'h to "ii to
The Daily Tar Heel
The official student publication f th
Publication Board of the University of
North Carolina, where if is published
daily exctpt Sunday, Monday and exam
ntion and vacation period? and rum
mrr tcrmv Fntered i second class mat
ter in the pot office in Chapel Till,
N. C, under the Act of March 8. 1870
SuWription rate: mailed. $4 per year,
f 2 SO a semester: dHiverrd, $6 a year.
$3 50 a icmester.
the movies to leant ol bad times
1 in thenuoie, what Soviet work
ed would icltise to trade his pit
tame ol a salaiv and lack, ol do
mestie toiuloit with the avenge
Ameiican woikei? 1 he tiuth is
that the I'nited States would be
ovenun bv the ('ommunist pio
letatiat it woikets there could
leave the tounttv at their own
whims and allotd a tiip to the
I tononiits books would .ive the
Red brethren a t lose look at
vurfrffv'' comparisons and show
these facts to those not too blind
to uad them: the I'nited States
wotker has the highest income ol
all nations; his piopertv and sav
ings lat outie.uh those ol anv
single tommy: he works lewer
houis ami buvs moie lor his mouev
than anv ol his Ionian etpials.
, Yet in let cut months we have
been plagued bv tlet lining cni
plovmciu. some ate wotidetinj;
about tht it siisienaiue lor the
lutuie, and not all woikeis can al
If ii tl the new homes which thev
desiie. lut even these lac is don't
elevate conditions in Russia above
those of the foiled States.
Thcie's an old story about not
hitting a man when he's down.
We ate. in f.itt. down at the pres
ent: but the Soviet Russia must
still stand putty liih on a pedes
tal to sttike even the feet ol our
eunentlv pioblein-riddcn nation.
Used By Coeds
To Judge Men
By GAIL GODWIN
s Last Thursday on page four of
the DTH. "Coeds Spoke Out" on
what they expected their boy
friends to wear. It seems crew
necks and back buckles were still
a prerequisite before the little
bundles of femininity would say
"yes" to a date.
This proves interesting. When
he calls on he phone, does one
say, "Er. excuse me please, but
what have you got on?" The an
swers to this question might be
acceptable . . . then, again the
young man might not be properly
attired at the time he dialed Bet
ty Coed's number.
The dilemma is somewhat sini
pier when he asks her for a date
in person. Then she can simply
turn him around and look for the
back buckle herself!
Many cheers have been uttered
in homage to the lass from Wins
ton Salem vho declared that "A
really attractive boy outshines the
clothes he wears." and made no
specifications except that he "had
True, some boys need to mus
ter up every bit of neatness, dress
consciousness, and money for
clothes in order to even appear
presentable. If there are any Car
olina gentlemen who consider
themselves in this category, they
would do well to subscribe to
every rule set up by Hetty Coed.
The best of luck to them in their
pursuits in prescribed suits.
No real girl could possibly re
spect a man whom she could
tell, "Now. darling, be sure and
wear your brown tweed coat to
night." and he would meekly re
spond, " Yes, dear."
The man who has got what it
takes knows when to wear what.
He thinks of his own comfort
both physical and social. You will
usually sec this type wearing dark
clothes to a concert, thick sweat
ers 'in any color he happens to
prefer i on cold days, and blue
jeans to romp around in and to
study by the fire.
The funny thing is. clothes are
usually the last thing one notices
about such a person. They are too
busy looking at the color or the
expression in his eyes, the jaunty
way he walks, or the way he light
a cigarette. They are probably
more interested in what he is say
ing than whether his tie stripes
go up or down.
Some girls date boys; others
date clothes. If- the girls in the
second category ever find them
selves running short of dates. I
am sure the clothes stores uptown
would be more than glad to rent
out appropriately dressed dummies
for the night.
Associate Kditor . FRANK CROWTIIER
Managing Editor ALYS VOOIUIEES
Asst. News Editor ANN FRYE
C oed YA t or" "J0AN BROCK
Feature Editor MARY M. MASON
Asst. Sports Editor
Business Manager JOIIN WIHTAKF.R
Advertising Manager FRED KATZLN
KIIT STAFF Whit Whitfield, Curtis
Cans, Jorathan Yardlcy, Barry Win
ston, Gail Godwin.
SPORTS STAFF: Rusty Hammond, Elli
ott Cooper, Mac Mahaffy, Jim Purks,
Jim Harper. , t
Niaht Eidtor PEBLEY BARROW
Could Be The Law
Down at the I'nivcvity of
(roi;.ia tluv vf come up with a
new ineMiiin:4 lor "instruction."
That's the- reason j;iven lor the
suspension ol six coecis lor )iii;4
on .t Georgia Itch housepaity
which became snowbound in the
mountains last weekend.
"This is not lor punishment."
declared Dean ol Women Mrs.
Kdith StallinL;s. "It is lor instruc
tion. We felt suspension was in
their best interests."
Well, it looks like punishment
to us. And what makes it wron
is the fact that Mrs. Stalling said,
in a statement. "They are all nice
yiils. As lar as wc know they did
nothing wron at the party." It
was incidentally, chapeioned.
The irls were suspended un
der a I'niversity rule prohibiting
coeds horn attending out-of-town,
oil-campus house parties during a
s hool cptarter. lint, ollic ials said,
they can re-enter in the spring se
mester. That leaves us to wonder il per
haps the I'niversity ol Georgia
should not rewrite some ol its
titles. They're obviously almost as
old as the rniveisity itself.
"Baby, It's Almost As Cold Outside"
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Oh, Minerva, Lend Us Thine Owl!
By FRANK C'KOWTIIER
We icH'eived our copy of "The
New Republic" today and found,
as usual from Gilbert Harrison
& emsemble, a rather biting
observation this one supposedly
from the viewpoint of the Russian
children. Although this bit of ban
ter may seem almost harmless on .
the surface at least one uiiyht
think so when viewing the con
tinued inactivity in Washington
circles, semi-circles, triangles and
wreck-tangles we may all learn
one of our most bitter lessons
from this terse parody. Be sure
to follow closely and answer all
IVAN AND NATASHA
'"Look. Natasha, look. I can
read English." said Ivan.
"Look. Ivan. look. look. I can
write English," said Natasha.
"Look, look, they both said. "We
are little Russians but we can
read and write English."
"You read English very well
Ivan. You write English very
well, Natasha," said their teacher.
"You read and write English as
well as American boys and girls.
Comrade K r u s h c h e v will be
"Does Comrade Krushchev look
after American boys and girls
too?" asked Natasha.
"No, no," said the teacher. "No,
no. no. Comrade Krushchev does
not look alter the Americans. Not
Then who looks after the Amer
icans?" asked Natasha.
"The Americans have a govern
ment." said the teacher. "The
government is in Washington. Who
can describe the American govern
"I can. I can.' cried Ivan. "It is
"Very good, Ivan," said the
teacher. "That is correct."
"The American government is
awful stupid," said Natasha.
"Awfully stupid." said the
teacher. "Why do you say that,
"Because it does not make nice
schools for American boys and
girls to study in." said Natasha.
"When Ivan and I grow up. we
will be able to read and write
English very well. When the A
merican children grow up. they
will not able to read and write
Russian at all.'
"Most of them will not even
read English very well," said
"To say nothing of blueprints."
said the teacher.
1 Why are Ivan and Natasha
2 Why doesn't the American
government build schools?
3 What is a government for?
4 What did the teacher mean
by that last crack?
Well. 1 am not sure that we
can really chide the government
for inaction. I mean, they have
ben moving around quite actively
as of late, what with the FCC
investigation, Sherman Adams re
fusing to testify by claiming
executive privilege, President Ei
senhower . "heartlessly" sporting
around in Georgia for golf balls
and birds in the bush. Vice Presi
dent Nixon (not to be, outdone
being a sport by addressing ail
the sports fans, and Secretary of
State Dulles planning a trip which
will make Mike Todd look like a
And we are told that our school
system isn't as bad as the wooly
boogers would have us believe.
We did learn something from
John Dewey, didn"t we? And isn't
it wonderful how our parents are
enjoying the wonders of life by
growing up with their children?
Oh joyous days, bliss and plenty.
"Dear old dad, how 'bout a
Sail on, O Ship of State,
Sail on. O Union, strong and great
Humanity watches us degenerate
Because we fail to educate.
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. SEPARATION OF COURTS UPHELD
To The Editor:
I'believe firmly that the Honor Councils- should
remain separate. My reasons' for this conviction
are based on direct contact with the Women's Hon
or Council as a student who was tried and found
guilty by this body. It seems to me that the people
most qualified to speak on the revision of the
Honor Council system are the' members themselves,
and the students who have appeared before them.
On this ground I am presenting my views and arg
uing for the continued separation -of the Councils.
In my opinion there are several valid reasons
why separate councils can investigate a case more
thoroughly and ultimately arrive at a more just de
cision than a mixed council. Most important of all
is the fact that a student on trial would feel em
barrassment about presenting certain facts to a
mixed group. Although some have stated that this
argument is senseless, I can assure them from per
sonal experience that appearing before Honor Coun
cil is difficult without the added obstacle of em
barrassment which I am sure students would feel
at times before a mixed council.
Secondly, I believe separate councils are much
more able to understand a case from the per
sonal angle. Nothing is more important to a per
son on trial than the feeling that the group which
will sentence him has every" reason to understand
him as a person and to weigh with justice the
cause of his action. In separate Councils of men
and women there is a basis of understanding be
tween the Council and the student on trial a sim
ilarity in social rules, codes of behavior, experi
ences, and Jrends of thought. This assurance that
you will be understood as a person and as a fellow
student is vital to the person on trial and essential
in forming a just sentence. Separate councils can,
I believe, investigate more effectively and sentence
more justly because students before them can testi
fy without fear and can be assured of complete
understanding on the part of the Council in the
weighing of their case.
I am strongly convinced from my own experi
ence that only through separate .Honor Councils
can cases continue to be dealt with fairly. To a
student who appears before the Council two things
are uppermost in his mind the wish to state his
case honestly and freely and the hope that hi?
case will be handled with true discernment and
justice. Under our present system I feel that we
have these privileges and I sincerely hope that we
may continue to have them. Anonymous
WHO IS CROWTHER?
To The Editor:
Some days ago while glancing over the mat of
names on the staff of The Daily Tar Heel. I noticed
that directly under the name of the editor appear
ed the name Frank Crowther, Associate Editor. Not
knowning too much about the intricacies of the pap
er, I immediately wondered what the function of
the Associate Editor could be. I looked through
the paper .for several days for an article announc
ing the appointment of Mr. Crowther, yet none
came to my attention. There was no official an
nouncement, and there was no article in The Dailv '
While I realize that since you were voted to
be editor of our (?) paper by the student body,
and that you have the power to make appointments
as you choose, I am dubious of such a sudden and
unannounced move on your part. I know not wheth
ed Mr. Crowther receives payment for whatever
services he renders to the "voice of the student
body." but I feel that as a member of the student
body who supports The Daily Tar Heel I. and others,
have the right to know who this person is and what
his function may be.
The crowning blow came the other day when T
noticed that editorial copy had made it impossible
Jo include all of the names in the mat. Now. this is
easily explainable but it appears to me that the
entire sports staff, edit staff, and much of the news
staff was omitted while the name Frank Crowther
I wonder if you could enlighten the students
about this question.
JOHN R. RUDY. Ill
(Ed. Note: Mr. Crcncther's duties are vlict
ever the editor specifies. And. it might be added,
he is one of the hardest-icorking . nan-paid mem
bers of the siaff. He is a junior from Washhiq
ton. D. C. That his name followed that of the'
editor on the mentioned page is purely coinci
dental. For if the edits had been a bit longer.
Mr. Crowther's name. too. icould have been drop
ped. Until that occurs, his name icill appear as
is, upon request of the editor.)
LIBEL PROTECTION IS EDS 'INTEGRITY
To The Editor:
Wholeheartedly I agree with your recent state
ment that "freedom of the press is a two-way prop
osition." But I am shocked at the means you pro
pose to insure a student editor's fulfillment of hi
part in the relationship. Even more appalling is
the admission of your own lack of integrity. This,
in effect, is what your editorial confesses. For. when
you write that at present there is a "total absence
of any plan to protect an individual student." and
when you say that" "the editor holds a powerful
stick which can be raised and dropped at his dis
cretion, bringing down with it the defamation of
character of any individual whom he wishes to at
tack," a reader must surely conclude that you either
possess no standards of professional behavior or
that you presume the right ruthlessly to disregard
them. Whence, sir, derives this right to defame?
I perhaps am one of the gullible voters who
thought the latest election placed in the editor s
chair one whose "discretion" would be guided by
ethical principles. I believed that the individual
student DID have a protection against "detrimental
and untrue statements." In my innocence I thought
that protection lay in your own sense of honor and
responsibility. Naive of me, perhaps, but I have
actually argued that moral considerations would
deter you from such journalism. Now here you are
advocating fear of legal redress as the student's
really effective protection. You would make the
basis for an editor's conduct purely economic. This,
sir, is disillusioning to those who thought the
foundation was something more noble. In view of
the repeated claim that the recall which "one time
succeeded" was sheerly a matter of the former
editor's incompetence, I am confused bv vour as
sociating that case with an occasion when "ques
tions of libel have been raised."