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SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 1958
THt DAILY TA Hfftl
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Back To The Cradle
Friday, the Dean of Women's office re-le.i-.rd
.1 set of inks for freshman women,
whieli would take effect in the fa!!. Yester
day, it was learned tli.it these rules had not
been linalied. which means 'perhaps there
is ;p diaiue of picvcntin.; their taking elleet.
The Women's Residence Council will pro
bably consider these changes in their meet
ing Tuesday cening. They might reconsider
and negate these ridings.
When t hey consider these rides, which
they humiliated, they might start by asking
the question of uhy are rules made.
They 'might find that the answer to this
is either to conect something that is wrong
at present or punent something wrong in
To the first possibility, one must ask the
question what is wtong at present. Are t he
current Ireshman women not living up to
their academic responsibilities? Are they
conducting themselv.es socially in a manner
that would put the school in a bid light in
the state and nation? Do they have at the
present time moie problems than other
coeds? Do manv of them lease school be
cause of the lack of restrictions or lack of
adequate guidance? Are manv unable to ac
cept the responsibility for self government
that is placed iqxui them?
The answer to all these questions is "NO".
1'ieslimau dining the past three years hae
bad as gMd grades as their sophomoie and
junior c ountei parts. Some of them had bel
ter grades as freshmen than they had as
juniors. 1 he net upshot it that freshman
"ills seem to be ;,ble to carrv out their aca
demic tcsponsihilities despite the supposed
eil imitations accompanied by fieedom.
Sociallv lieshman gills hae not demon
strated that they are unable to handle their
ficcdom. Not all have been perfect models
ol ladies shue the time that Ireshmen wo
men lurve been admitted to the rniersity,
but pe l haps as gie.it a percentage of trans
leis hae neglected the lespomibility of their
new lound lieedom because they hae not
been schooled in the ways of Iteedoin. The;
Ireshman gills as juniors hae almost to the
person conducted themseUes commcndablv
; t all times.
The picscnt coed has really no moie pio
blenis than oilier cckcIs. and it has happen
ed in at least one c . e that this editor knows
that counselling by a person who is not cap
able has led to tumble lot a Ireshman wo-
but only received $1250. She said
that she had, however, high hopes
that a workable counseling system
could be arranged under this bud
get. She pointed out that although the
admissions standards would remain
for women at the same high level
thev are now, the greater influx of
No argument such as that of the neigh- (Continued From Page Jj
boring schools bearing the same type oE s tiu lights out hours at 11:30 p.m.
rules for a long period 'of time will hold apply to both first semester fresh
weight. Since Carolina has in itself an equ man coeds and second semester
allv long tradition of freedom and equality. Freshman coeds, who have not at
good if there is some greater and more far tained a C average,
good if there is some greater an dmore far Miss- Carmichael also added that
reaibing ournose to be served, but the ad- there wiU h a certain amount of
ministration of rules which would return SCIlior in the new of freshmen women necessitated the
student res.xmsibilitv to spoon feeding and Spenc Dormitory with the fresh-- change' in rules,
excessive paternalism are no such purpose. , Putting aH Lillian shannonhouse, were neces-
' .ti l , , a fshman girls into one dormitory sary t0 provide the means of ad-
As it stands now the Ireshman women stand made the probIem of administrating jt ,or first year students. She
to benelit greatly from the companionship the new ies" easier.' as-wen as said the program would be
that they may have with other girls. It gives providing a means for effecUve both healthful and scholastically
them the opportunity that not many girls counseling of tiie new students. beneficial to students, and perhaps
in the area have to mature easily and natur- She explained that she had asked would start them on the road to good
al without burdensome restriction being for $2200 for counseling services, study habits while in college.
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'1 he idea of counselors is good, if the
Dean ol Women can get the type that can
do a lespousible job. With an inadequate
budget, this may be dillic ult. Had counsel
ing is b lar worse- than no counseling.
It has been pointed out befote by lione
other than the Dean of Wonjcn that the
chop out rate ho Itcshman coeds is negligi
ble, hence coeds leave school for neither in
adequate guidance nor inadequate resttie
tioiis and supei y ision.
(teueralK. Ireshmen women haye accept
ed the i cspousibilits of self government to
' suc h an e xtent that it is probable that they
could do with considerably fewer rules
lathei than more.
I his is pel haps a tiibute to the adminis
tration of admissions for Ireshman yvomen.
Dean ol Wome n ' Katherine Cartnic havl has
said that these same higo standards will be
u-tained eyen il the epiota goes up. It is com
mendable thai these standards will be kept
up, and this keeping of .standards yvill obviate-
the necessity ol iiuieasingly strict so
1'iiK outside of the admission standauls,
one can tell that these mles are unnecessary.
I low doc, a scientist test an hypothesis?
He expei iments under controlled conditions
with A limited number of subjects.
Over the past several years, the freshmen
women haye been or should haye been sub
jects tot the experiment of lieedom for en
te iing coeds. I hese coeds weie lew in num
bci and their reaction to haying lieedom
could be caielully measincd. As can be seen
by what has been said heie in the first lew
paiagraphs. the expeiiment woikcd and the
As a scientist would icaet. the Dean ol
Women's olliec should hae leaded and
should in 1 1 1 1 u have advised the Women's
Residence Council that the test was a suc
cess, and lh.it lieshman women can cope with
Instead both gioups, seemingly blind to
the facts, st ilted out on a course which could
wreck the progiess low.ud student tespou
sibilitv that lias already been made.
Carolina coeds should be proud of the
freedom which they possess. They should
not want to destroy it because Of fears that
the students in the future will not be able
to handle it. They should realie that if year
after vear of fresh men have been able to
handle their responsibility the next year's
can do the same. If they don't then there is
always the opportunity to change the rules.
There is some merit in one of the Dean
of Women's proposals. This was in the striv
ing to eepialie freshman nurses rules with
other coed rules. The drie just was made
in the wrong direction, for freshman nurses
on the example of other freshman coeds
might be able to handle the same type of
lieedom just as easily.
College should be a place where students
can prepare for life as well as for a job. The
greater amount of responsibility one can
gic to the student, the better the institution
is pie pa ring him or her to meet the resjxui
sibilities he will haye as a free individual.
The greater amount of responsibilities one
can give to a fieshman coed, the more able
she will be to meet the responsibilities of
the more dillic ult work in the upper classes.
The coeds have demonstrated their capa
bilities by haying a grade average that is
equal to their work on the junior and sen
ior years. This cannot be eyen matched by
There is an overt iding reason also. The
university should have sway over academic
lite of the student, but to have control over
the social life of a student is to impress a
set of social mores on the student that he
might be unwilling to bear.
Social stancbvids are relative. Social stand
ards should not be legislated, but if the uni
veisitv wanted to decrease the social life of
the student, be it freshman coed or other,
it could with a good deril. more imagination
than the Women's Residnicc. Council or the
Dean of Women has shown. This could
simply be clone by raising acacleinie stand
aids and requiring more of the student.
T homas jellersoii once said. " That govenv
ment which' governs least, governs best."
The Dean ol Women's office and the Wo
men s KcsKlciK e (..ouncil might hear that
in mind Tuesday night.
Knock Coed Rules
Tin: official Mudent publication of the.Publka
linn P.na rd of the Uni-
,rrsity of North Caro- , f
lina. where it is pub-
Iihcd daily except
Monday and c-xamina
tion and vacation pe-
nods and s ej in me r
terms. Kntcmt as .sec
ond class matter in the
office in Chapel
Hill. N. C under the
Act of March 8. 1870.
mailed, $4 per year,
$2.50 a semester; cK-
Vt'e t.f llw yivrrvily
Norlh Carolina .
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livcred, $0 a year, $3.50 a semester.
Of some fifteen women, vviio cither are or were
freshmen at the university, all responded negative
ly to the proposed rules changes for freshmen wo
men. Only two of the fifteen polled reported having
any lower grades as freshmen than they currently
carry as sophemoes juniors, and seniors.
The comments ranged from some that were clear
ly unprintable to logical accounts of what thcae
students felt was wrong with these new regulations.
Frances Reynolds, former president of the Wo
men's Athletic Association commented: "I don't like
it. By having the samerules as upperelassmcn, a
girl can become more mature. Some girls who have
to abide under stricter rules have been affected the
wrong way. High schools have had rules, and have
n't developed any larger sense of responsibiliy.
Some junior transfers have more of a tendencj' to
abuse privileges than tho.se who have been under
fewer restrictions at the beginning. I learned mare
being in a dorm with upperelassmcn than I feel
I could have learned otherwise."
Marcia McCord said about these rules thai she
had never been in closed study hours but that she
didn't "think they would work." "Any disciplinj
should be self discipline. Women should learn how
t study and be able to study their own hours, ill
is hard to be in dorms and have to stay in when
others can go out. There arc advantages in being
together with other classmen in gaining maturity.
Another point a gainst the new regulations is that
sororities demand the attendance of vvemen at cer
tain functions. If the new mles took effect women
would be unable to attend these functions."
Becky Manos commented: I think the new rules
are terrible. The girl who enters as a freshman are
hand picked and interested in studying. College
freshmen should be mature enough to handle their
responsibilities, segregation is not a good idea, in
that it makes freshmen seem different from upper
elassmcn. I entered as a pharmacy student and al
though I know it's good to know girls in other fields.
This helps to increase friendships and interests."
J ey tayne had this to pay about the proposed
rule change: "The whole thing is ridiculous. Fresh
man girls don't need aid in studying. They are oM
enough to form their own study habits, and I feel
sure they would do better without study hours an I
lights out. I am inclined to think they would study
less under the new system. These rules would set
them apart and will make it hard for them to be
come a part of Carolina."
We the undersigned coeds,-majoring
in chemistry, bacteriology
and zoology; enrolled in graduate
school in one of the sciences; en
rolled in medical technology, wish
to give our reactions to the news
item "New Freshman Girls to
Get Stiffer Rules" which appeared
in today's Daily Tar Heel.
We feel that the "stiffer" rules
for new freshman women are un
just and totally uncalled for. That
the rules are totally uncalled for is
implied in the news item itself:
"Dean of Women Katherine K.
Carmichael, when questioned about
the present rate of dropping out or
transferring to other courses
among women students already
enrolled at .the University, said the
rate is presently negligible, but
that no forecast can be made for
the future." We say that there is
no reason to assume that an in
crease in numbers of freshman
women on this campus next year
will carry with it a lessening of
personal and social responsibility
witliin this group.
Some of us came to the Univer
sity as freshman; others of us
transferred to the University from
other institutions, but in the past
we have all beeu justly proud of
the degree of freedom and re
sponsibility which the University
of North Carolina lias granted stu
dents of both sexes. We have ap
preciated the fact that , the Uni
versity, has in the past attributed
all of its students with having a
degree of K-ensfbility and maturity
which enables tlvem. to deal with
such personal situations as 'form.
' ing effective5 study, habits, ; using
their total time efficiently, decid
ing where they should live on cam
pus and at what hour .they should
go to bed each night. J;
We who have transferred to this
campus from other institutions
fully realize that as Dean Car
michael has stated: "these rules
are nearly standard for freshman
women in this area." However, we
know that there are areas in
which these rules are not by any
means standard; for example, they
are not standard in many out
standing colleges for women in
the North, and they are not stand
ard in non-college affiliated and
in many cases college affiliated
medical training centers through
out the country. We feel that the
University of North Carolina is
taking a backward step in adopt
ing the out-moded rules of nearby
institutions. Many of us attended
Woman's College, which was cited
in the news item, and have for
sometime felt the rules of that
institution to be badly in need of
We wish to point out, however,
that the situation at Woman's --f-
College is not comparable to the
situation here. Even under the new
entrance examination system stu
dents entering Womans College as
freshman are a much less select
group than women students enter
ing the University. The students
rntring here must not only pass
examinations but are also subject
to careful interviews during which
they are examined on such im
portant points as motivation, in
terests, plans for the future.
For very practical reasons the
rules proposed by our representa
tives on Women's IU'sidcn,'e Coun
cil are unjust to many of the wom
en students who will be here as
freshman next year. For example,
we. wonder whether or not mem
bers of the Women's Residence
Council have ever tried to walk
from Wilson Hair or the Medical
School over to Spencer for lunch '
on either rainy or a sunny day
and then dash back over to Wil
son or the Medical School for a
lab the next hour. We who eat
lunch in Lenoir Hall cal barely
perform this feat in an hour. We
realize that the plan will be rea
sonablely convenient for plmrmacy
students and that the students in
medical technology, dental hygi
ene, and physical therapy will not
have as many courses in science
during their first year here as
they will have other years; -how-
pursuing courses in general chem
istry and introductory, zoology, and
this will require their presence in
Venable and Wilson several times
a week for lecture and lab. More
over, those in dental hygiene w ill
have eoursesat the Dental School. '
We contend that it would be much
more convenient and time saving
for these students to live in Carr,
Whitehead ,or even Smith; and
we see no reason for their isola
tion as a group. The news item did
not clearly state that the students
would be confined exclusively to
the dormitory during their evening
study period; but if this is the
case, we should like to inquire as
to when they will be permitted to
use the libraries since they will
have labs in the afternoons? Even
at Woman's College one is granted
the privilege of studying in the
library. We also feel that by
forcing these students to live in
Spencer and ht-nce pay for meals
in Spencer dining hall the Wom
en's. Residence Council has in ef
fect taken away the right of these
students to eat with their friends
of both sexes whenever and wherc
ever they choose and hence has
taken away a right which aids in
their making better social adjust-
ments on campus.
In closing we wish to ask how
these rules for a very small and
select group of women students
; can be proposed and ; ehejerfuUy
endorsed by several official
sources as being in effect ' Quite
Helpful" 'when in appears ,that no
one has considered the need , for
. a similar set of rules to restrict
;'and govern the activities: of -Kxsh-;:Wan
men. For; as isithe ease. 'with
'jthe girls at Woman's College,
these ' boys - do , not . undergo such
careful selection procedures as a
personal interview , and speciil
testing, designed to measure moti
vation as weU '. as ability, before
"being admitted. Moreover, statis
tics . presented in the Daily Tar
Heel earlier in the year show that
the present rate of drop out is ex
ceedingly high for these students
especially as compared with' the
"presently negligible rate" for
women entering as freshman con
cerning which "no forecast can be
made for the future."
Jo Ann Atkins
Mary Ben Harris
Margaret Ann Smith
Mary' Frances Collins
The second and final perform
ance of "Antigone" will be given
tonight in Gerrard Hall at 8 p.m.
Admission is free, and open to all.
1:30-Channel -"Romeo and Juliet"
This is the 1954 English film
version, starring Lawrence Har
vey and Susan Shentall. Shakes
peare seems to translate badly in
to the film medium; but the at
tempt is usually interesting, and
the poetry regains the effect which
it loses to silent reading and class
3:0O-Channel 2-See It Now
Edward R. Alurrovv narrates a
90-minute examination of the
threat sed to human survival by
radioactive fallout produced in
tests of nuclear weapons.
It becomes increasingly obvious
with each new development in the
arms race and in the devising of
new and more powerful weapons,
that the most important legal,
moral, and scientific question of
our time is bound up in the com
plex business of nuclear weapons.
This program may well give the
American people the information
which will lead to the intelligent
decision possible under the cir
cumstances. 4:30-Channel 2-Twentieth Century
"F. D. R.: Third Term to Pearl
Harbor" covers the year and a
half in American history from
June, 19W to December iWl.
7:30-Channel 4-Heritage ;''
Tonight's program is devoted to
"The Significance of the Dead Sea
Scrolls,". These ancient Hebrew
writings, predating the Bible, con
stitute one of the great archaeologi
cal finds of all time. '
8:00-Channel 2-Ed Sullivan
The usual three-ring circus
again, with Nat King Cole and
British Comedienne Joyce Gren
fell as the main attractions.
8:00-Channel 5-Steve Allen
Jayne and Audrey Meadows, jazz
singer Carmen McRae, and pro
fessional idiot Dody Goodman join
the regular crew,
9:00-Channel 5-Dinah Shore
The Mary Kaye Trio is the most
notable attraction in a shovv which
also features comedian Eddie
Bracken and Eve Arden. Miss
Shore will probably ' continue to
impersonate a precocious sixteen-'
year-old until she dies of old age.
y:0J-Cliannel 11-Sid Caesar
Mr. Caesar's considerable genius
runs hot and cold, but even, when
he is not brilliant, he manages
to be more amusing than any other
comedian on television.
Until you have something sensi
ble to say (and we doubt that you
ever will), how about putting the
comics back on your so-called edi
II. Harrison Braxton, Jim Single
ton, James B. Malcolm, Louise
Robertson, J. L. Fernell, B. B.
Parce, M. G. Smith, M. W.Smith.
K. T. Hull, Robert Mason Wilkins
and Frank E. Martin.
The following students were admitted to the Order of the Grail
on Thursday morning for' possessing truth, courage, friendship and
NEIL BENDER of PollocksvUle is a former secretary of the
Interdormitory Counci,, a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-med
fraternity, a self-help student and an outstanding scholar.
WAYNE BISHOP of Greenville is one of the most outstanding
athletes enrolled at the University, currently starting his second year
as president of the Carolina Athletic Association and a member of
the Honor Council.
RALPH CUMMINGS is from Raleigh and is the vice president
elect of the student body. He has also been chairman of the Elections
Board, chairman of the Student Traffic Committee, a member of
the Student Legislature, a member of the President's Committee and
a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. .
RUDY EDWARDS of Rutherfordton is the president elect of the
IDC, former president of his dormitory, a member of the Student
Party, a member of the Student Legislature and a member of the
University Dance Committee.
DOUG EISELE is from Statesville. He was employed by the Uni
versity News Bureau last year' and came to work in the fall of '57
as managing editor of The Daily Tar Heel. He became editor after
the fall recall election-. He is a member of the IJcta Psi fraternity.
AL GOLDSMITH is from Lincolnton and a member of the Chi
Phi fraternity. He is currently running for Student Body President
and has served as treasurer of the Carolina Symposium, floor leader
of the Student Legislature and a member of the University Party.
LEON HOLT from Julian is president of his dormitory, a former
member of the Elections Board, a member of the Student Legisla
ture, Alpha Phi Omega, a Morehead Scholar and has served as a
counselor for Freshmen Camp and Orientation.
CHARLIE HUNTINGTON is a member of Chi Psi fraternity and
chairman of the Honor System Commission. He has "been a counselor
for Freshmen Camp and Orientation. He served as chairman of the
Publicity Committee of the Carolina Symposium and is formerly a
member cf the Attorney General's Staff and. the Student Legislature.
LARKIN KIRKMAN from High Point is president of the Wesley
Foundation and a former chairman of the Foreign Exchange Student
Committee. He has also been in the Student Legislature and chair
man of the YMCA Program Committee. He is a Morehead Scholar.
DENTON LOTZ is from Northport, N. Y, He has been very active
in the Baptist Student Union, the Student Party, Student Legislature
and is a member of Phi Eta Sigma. He is a brother of basketballer
Danny Lotz, who is also in the Grail.
DICK ROBINSON from Greensboro, is a member of the Fi Kappa
Alpha fraternity. He is a former president of Phi Eta Sigma and
served as, assistant chairman of the Carolina Symposium's Publicity
Committee. He has been in the Student Legislature and on the Ori
entation Committee. He is on a Morehead Scholarship and is current-,
ly Assistant Attorney General of the Student Bcdy.
JOHNNY WHITAKER is a member of the Deta Kappa Epsilon
fraternity and treasurer elect of the Senior Class. He is curreml;
serving his, second term as Business Manager of The Daily Tar Heci.
. PAUL WOODARD is president of hist dormitory, a member of
the IDC, Intra-Murals chairman of the: IDC, a member of the Student
Party and a member ef the Student Legislature.
As the week drew to a close there-was still cne very important
election to be settled two days hence. Don Furtado (SP) and Al Gold
smith (UP) were up for president of the Student Body in a special
runoff election. ., ,
Furtado is Speaker of the Student Legislature, "vice presided,
of the Student Body, former president of the Sophomore Class and
a former member of the Graham Memorial Activities Board. He is
a member cf the Order of the Grail." rf
Goldsmith's past record and qualifications were listed as part
of the Grail section of this column.
The Week also saw the start of a new administration for The
Daily Tar Heel under the leadership of editor Curtis Gans. Current
ly serving on the staff are Managing Editor Charlie Sloan, News
Editor Paul Rule, Assistant News Editor Bill Kincaid and Featun;
Editor Davis Young. .
Also: Business Manager John Whitaker, Advertising Manager
Fred Katzin, Sports Editor Dave Wible, Assistant Sports Edit-T
Rusty Hammond and Editorial Assistant Whit Whitfield, Barry Win
ston and Ed Rowland. '
This week another event came to UNC campus. The first fine
arts festival brought to the UNC, campus speakers from the arc;;,
as well as the sidewalk are show and Beaux Arts Ball.
Responsible for this unique event was Eleanor Brawley, assistant
director of Graham Memorial, Mary Moore Mason, chairman of the
Recreation Committee of Graham Memorial Activities Board, and the
newly formed University Art League.
The big social feature of the weekend was the 'street dance ar
ranged by the Merchant's Association. Ty Boyd of WCHL and Milton
Julian of Milton's Clothing Cupboard.
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