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Part II: Objections Overruled
I in. illy niu- mmt I t-.i I xxitli olij t ions
i.iisnl l the IIC. Some ol ilu- olijii I ions
Imw .tlit.iilx l)iui c!t-. !i xxitli. ruijlor the
HMIItl. llif ((lillll will y to (Ic.ll X;ll lllttll
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llu- umiiim Ii.i uoiild lc .1 mc.it tie 1 1 IkIIit
l!im lli- -;tiiiI.iiH c nl ,i ImuI;-i." Set
ntl!x. it u.i pointed out tli.it tlu) pledge
imlit miIUi the - nl nntpiilMjii vtndv
liiliv In .in .itnitiNplii-u- ol lunloul Mil ll .In
i!h I : 1 1 x i i t poNNCwcs. ilicu- l)ould he no
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miu!x hill i .i -nod lliin. one i.eed onl
!M,k ii the i i I to point up iliijlui tli.it
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di ilm; with the .k.uWiiim .idjtiii tiieiit ol the
1 1 1- I i 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 .
One tn i iNt 1 1 in, tiiliei lh.it li.itctuitx ntdr
iii4 i ., t niiipetitixe Imimiusn .ind llj.it lx the
uim tiih i oei xxitli. the h.nei nilies will
line pled ;ed .i l.ti;e pen ent.i ;e ol the In i;hf
m Ntiidnt on the (.inipiiv Yet. wyh .ill the
",id nil. i tn" o (ompiiKotv tnd '.lulls, h.i
let 1 1 1 1 philis do not do liettei woik thin
nihi l 1 1 v'vliiin n. 1 oik e .it t. lining Inothei
ImmmI with no pussiiie l needing stnd to
. ii on IitoihethiMMl. the etiei.d li.itanity
ivci.ie u luwu thin thit ol the test ol the
(.nnpiis. So. it ni. in he seen th.it m liplast i ,id
jiiMiiuiil i ii"t noiiie.ihlv aided l.x hein ,i
inemlxt ol ,i li.itetniu in the hejinnin; ol
ih s i ollee .it eei . ;
I he supposedly .illiiiitii . lununt th it
doi niiioi ies would not lind K'liel hoin
towihil uinditioiis until spiinJ seinestet
.Ms h the ho.nds when one find! th.it over
thiee hnndinl toonis .it piesent ate eithei nn-
inpied ot p.nti.illx o((iipii(l. .iikJ (onsiinc
lion on .i new eiht stot dotniitotV is on the
w.i this sinninei. The I ii i ei si I v no donht
(.n lind loom m these students. ' and the
I 'ui isii alieadv h is set up a inm;ev lelund
iit'4 poli that is piohibitiw oljm. nv stu
dent uioiii4 out ol the doitnito'u. Appar
ently the I'nixttsitx is not loo ; otu ei ned
w i 1 1 1 this ptoMeui. '
A luiihei aimnniiit not hioulu out spe
iilii.illx h the IIC. is that delVtied tnsh
would tneaii thit Iteshtiun wouU'l lose ev
tain sim ial .id .intakes. I heie .lie inn weak
in ssv s in this argument. I he litst i tli.it only
t t.: n lushiiK ii wtli lose sot ial .:d .intakes,
siiue a inaiMU .ue not pledged anyway, and
the stimwl is that a new student union is
iiniiin?, vm.ii whiih will move than eliminate
the sn ial disadvantages tlie fieslnnan iiu'ht
I he II (i tai(s he .Minnttil nl'diitx tuslr
1114 and the ipiestinn ol the impossibility to
kiep a siUtue pttiod. I'ndei a he.ilih sys
tem llnte xould be no sileiur jutiod and
In 111 e no sue h thinn .is ditty ruslj. I he idea
o this pi obtain is to enable a stuHitit to ;et
to know as many dilktent peoplep.s possible
and as 111. i dilletetit ft atet nil its as possi
ble. I he idia would be to plo,de the op
poitnnitN lot It itetnity men to t to know
eai h piiiNpeithe )U(Ie. To those who
would loiuitei that the litshin.ui voitld h.ie
no 11 st liom tush, jiethaps .1 stipulation toiild
be plaiid in the tnsh tides 01 link theteol
that no ptospettive plfdc be allowed in the
hateinilN house e( ept on weekends. I he
nle.. is to build 11att11.il asso( ial i; nis and to
build .1 nai111.1l 1 elatimiship between hatetii
ii and pledge. I he idea is not t delay the
hi-h pussine sale until the next seinestet or
tu t Near. -
I inallv. and most important, tlie Iraterni
lies taise the argument ol I in.-. it ts. '1 hey
point out that they will lose initi illy ipiile a
t;itat deal, and theie is no aiiiii with this
point. Howexet. theie is a wiystioii'4 and
alid aiuineiit lot the establishment ol de
U ii((i lush despite the ossible final i ia I
!.milit atiotis nl stub a innvc. 'I hs argument
has been .stated when the edited disenssed
why ilelcttcd tnsh. and why the Heat ci nilies
(.in oul justily themselxes and b-tothet hoods
ol iudix idu. lis and by pioxidin i i ti; spat e
lor groups of jK'ople.
vi. the linantial argument raises a iob
leni. One does not want to lejjislaje ot; nia
lions out ol existent e because lluy ate not
xet at 1 licit optimum ellitientyj llowexei,
one does xxant to establish tleltji'i'etl itish.
Heme, the itleal ihin; to do is io ive ihe
halt inilies an opjMi t unity .to ieate loi
ileletted tush a one or two year jnoiatoi inni
in whith the liateinities know tllat delerted
THE OA!LY TAR HEEL -
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1?5
lush is (iitniii;; and know that tlujy must pre
pate lor it. Seeondly, a loan hind tan be
established so that the fraternities may hue
iimnex to meet the initial expense and de
ltas it on the installment pUn ill small pay
ment ox ei i.' pel ind til sexet d years. Under
this plan, no It.iteiiiity would tease to exist,
and no Intimity planning .1 new house or
additions to theit piesent sttuttjue would
haxe .1 hi cat I y int teased burden oxer and
aboxe that ol their 1 onstt tu t ton.
In other words there is not an .yument.
against defetteti tush that will stand up to
test, and thete is not an argument for it,
that lias. lccn tested anil found wanting. With
this in mind, student government or the ad
ministration lias nothing to lose by trying,
and the sooner it is done the better.
This is a partial text from a Presidential press conference as
created by that master satirist, Jules "Sick, Sick, Sick" Fciffer. The
"Now I feel there has been and is now a certain misconstruction
of some remarks that I haxe made was (piloted to have made here,
at this conference lat week.
"Now I want, because it's always been my policy, to clear this
tiling up riht away. I intended no siur er disrespect at all to the
memory of Ilaby Kaee Nelson.
"You know it is my policy to never deal in personalities! In De
reference to Mr. Nehon I referred only to the legend, so to speak
a fictitious character you mi;;ht say like Wild Hill lliekok or Mr
"N xx I have no idea where P.aby Face Nelson, in fact, stood on
the integration issue or. for that matter, or. the blowing up of school
and sx na;;oi:es. Let me make that clear.
"I want to correct any misunderstanding on this point because
I flcplorc the actions of extremists 011 both sides those who blow up
s hoids and those who want to keep them open. I can't stress that too
f irmlx !
' I think if those people who want to blow things up theuh?
ab'-tit fair play for awhile they would see there are different ways
of nl '.xin the i;ainc. so to speak, and finalizing their ;j;oals. Why
don't t'Tcy go through the courts?
"Now do net misunderstand. This is not meant to be an endorse
ment of tiie ei nits. I have never taken a stand on the courts. I think
in my position that would be uncalled forbeeause. and I fed strongly
about t!ii. 1 think this issue like foreign affairs should be above
partisan debate so as not to give cur enemies the wrong impression,
whatever that mav be.
2 ? Really, You're A Mess"
"l mean, of course, no disrespect lor our enemies bv that re
11 ri )
Frances Future: The Leadership Of DeGaulle
"The emotional .side of me tends
to imagine France, like the prin
cess in the fairy stories of the
Madonna in the frescoes, as dedi
cated to an exalted and exception
al destiny. Instinctively, I have
the feeling that Proxidenee has
created her either for complete
.successes or for exemplary mis
fortunes .... In short, to my
mind. France cannot be France
without greatness." Charles le
The display eases in the library
concerning the Fifth Republic of
France brought to mind how brief
the earch for a 19.").", "Man of the
Year" must haxe been.
In actuality, there was but one
choice. It was a trenacious and
courageous man xxho .stood head
an I shoulders aboxe all other na
That man was the new Presi
dent of France. Charles de (laulle.
In the timeless span of about
ten months, the (io-year-old hero
of World War II ha.s picked up a
foundering France from the gut
ter and set her feet back upon the
paths of her former emninence.
In the period that has elapsed
since this tall, still erect soldier
came out of more than a decade
of self-imposed seculusion, the
entire destiny ol France ha.s been
reshaped. De Gaulle has turned
her face toward a future which,
if the Gallic soul is strong enough
to meet his demands of austerity,
may be greater than at any other
period in the nation's history.
"Lc papa" of the Fifth Republic
has become much more than the
"man on horseback," the rigid
.symbol to whom the French peo
ple turned in a desperate war
time plight. They are able to see
lu.n now as a human being in
whom they may place their trust
and with whom they find remark
able personal dignity. Yet, despite
all this, de Gaulle still stands an
aloof figure, evoking the purpose
ful adoration which the French
reserve for their great.
During World War II, perhaps
the worst the enemies of de Gaulle
could say of him was that he had
:i selfish, almost psychopathic,
urge to make sure that no one
took advantage of his country. He
maintains that spirit today.
When Charles de Gaulle took
over as premier of a France
teetering on the brink of anarchy
last Spring, he established for him
self two main goals:
l to push through constitutional
reforms that would provide a solid
foundation for responsible govern
ment in France;
2 to find a solution to the
chronic Algerian crisis. '
At the time, both looked will
nigh impossible. Political confusion
-always characteristic of the
Fourth Republic was at its free
wheeling peak. In Algeria, the
Army and French rebels had
banded together in defiance of
Paris. Algerian rebels continued
to demand independence and to
support their cause with blood
shed. But de Gaulle, maneuvering
with the cunning and courage of
a Mississippi River gambler, man
aged to parlay a poor hand into an
impressive stack oi chips.
Specifically, Charles de Gaulle
tore away the flimsy structure of
the never stable Fourth Republic;
ended the rat-race of premiers
and cabinets tumbling out of of
fice even before their names had
been painted on the door; tight
ened the structure of the French
community of nation through rati
fication of a new Constitution;
and broken the strength of
France's oxer-weening Communist
Party, both at the polls and in the
Chamber of Deputies.
He has at least ameliorated con
ditions in Algeria, morcov e r,
where the lengthy rebellion during
View And Preview
SUPERMANSHIP. By Stephen Potter. 128 pp.
New York: Random House. $3.
Since the demise of the Third Reich and the
new look in Soviet diplomacy, SUPERMANSHIP has
become a more or less general institution with its
strongholds in fraternal organizations, professional
collegiate athletics (no contradiction there) and the
Women's Residence Council.
It xvas only a matter of time before someone
in this great democracy of ours ("every man a super
man") should write a book codi
fying the practice of SUPFR
MANSIIIP: this, obviously, is
the book, destined to take jts
place on the shelf next to Rob
er's Rule of Order, as well as
such books as Gamesmanship,
Lifemanship, and One-Upman-ship,
all of these last three from
the pen of the same Mr. Potter.
SUPERMANSHIP, according to
the jacket of this latest treatise
on do-it-yourself superiorly, is an investigation into
"how to try to continue to stay top without actually
falling to pieces." The investigation is carried on bv
an ostensibly non-profit organization known as the
Lifemanship Correspondence College of Onc-Upness
and Ganmeslifomastery, which issues such reports as
this one from time to time.
It is of interest to those who disapprove of this
column and its activities that Mr. Potter devotes
some space to Reviewmanship, which he proceeds to
define as "How to Be One Up on the Author With
out Actually Tampering With The Text." This prac
tice involves the effort "to show that it is really
you yourself who should have written the book, if
you had had the time, and since you hadn't, you are
glad that someone has, although obviously it might
have been done better."
I W W'
fci-n m 1 in .
Mr. Potter carries on in this vejii through such
topics as "Superbaby," "Supertown 'in Supercoun
try." "Counter-country," "Hamlet is a. Lousy Farce,"
"When to use Thin Spidery Handwriting," and so on.
It's all good fun in a very British vein, without
any punch lines or belly laughs, but a steady pull
on the leg instead. Those who enjoyed "1066 And
All That" as well as those who ail- already fans
of Mr. otter xvill enjoy this one. If the fraternities
and the Women's Residence Council don't include
this in their new handbooks, the rest of us can use
it against them.
THE HORSE'S MOUTH, by Joyce Cary.
The movie version of this, currently at the Vars
ity Theatre through Saturday, is good enough to send
us back to the book, to which the movie compares
favorably but is not equal. It is worthy of note,
then, that the novel Is available in a soft-covered
edition, published by the UNIVERSAL LIBRARY for
THE SIMPLICITY OF SCIENCE. By Stanley D.
Beck. 212 pp. New York: Doubleday & Co. $3.75.
The publication of this book is an embarrass-
tion. The embarrassment stems not from the fact
mcnt to all of us xvho lay claim to a liberal cduca
that this is some sort of do-it-yourself home-study
course, for despite his unfortunate choice of com
mercial title, Mr. Beck has written well on a vital
topic at a level which should inform most of us of
things unknown, or dimly known, to us before.
TIIE SIMPLICITY OF SCIENCE is an embarrass
ment for the very reason that it is something xvhich
we so badly need, and that need is one of the most
serious faults in our education. The book is nothing
more or less than a lucid discussion of what it is
that a human being does what it is that we all do
xxhen he is a scientist. The embarrassing thing
about this is that the book is intended for adults,
rather than for sixth-graders, and with good reason.
For one thing, the Russians have shoxvn us one
aspect of the deficiency in our educational system:
we just do not have enough scientists, because
science is inadequately and infrequently taught in
American schools. But more important in the long
run is our failure to include at least a minimum of
scientific training in every so-called liberal educa
tion: this minimum requirement is not at all satis
fied by the current requirements, which give the
average liberal arts student practice into a useless
mctodolcgy rather than insight into a dominant
philosophy of our time into one human approach
In an extremely lucid introduction to the phi
losophical underpinnings and mathematical methods
of science, Mr. Beck does an extremely important
job; one which, unfortunately, was not done long
ago. He begins with a thorough description of the
scientific method, then goes on to a brief explana
tion of statistics, atomic physics, and other modern
scientific developments, illustrating his points with
anecdotes from the history of science.
In the end, he comes up against the thorny prob
lem of the status of religion and, by implication,
all philosophy in a scientific society. Unfortunate
ly, he ducks the problem, allough he is good enough
to demonstrate clearly the limits of science; but
the best he can do in an attempt to reconcile his di
lemma and yet aovid despair is to conclude that "to
deny purpose (for human life) because it cannot be
found in the theories of science, is very much like
denying the existence of music because you cannot
play the 'Star-Spangled Banner' on a calculating ma
chine." It's not very much like that at all.
MATHEMATICS FOR THE GENERAL READ
ER. By E. C. Titchmarsh.
What Mr. Beck does in a summary fasion for the
general field of science, Mr. Titchmarsh docs in this
Anchor Book (A169: 95c).
By limiting himself to mathematics, which, how
ever great its province is still somewhat more limit
ed than the whole field of science, Mr. Titchmarsh
commits himself to a deeper exploration of his
subject. Thus, this is not a book for casual reading,
but it does explain in non-technical terms the fun
damentals involved in everything mathematical
from counting to calculus.
the past four years had sapped
the strength of his countrymen.
The Fifth Republic has also been
put upon a sound financial basis,
with sound foreign markets.
Elected the first President of
the French Fifth Republic, de
Gaulle was endowed with more
powers than any French head of
the government since Napoleonic
days. His term is for seven years.
These will be seven fateful years
for France, with a single man
charged with the gigantic task of
restoring France to the greatness
of which President de Gaulle has
If he succeeds in solving all the
problems with which he is con
frontedand they are still infinite
if he is able to unify France and
pacify and strengthen France's
overseas possessions, welding them
into happy harmony with the new
French Republic, he xvill become
a towering figure, not only of the
age of which he is a living part,
but of the far-flung range of his
tory. Only a few truly great men stand
above the multitudes of those who
fail to pass the acid test by which
time measures the calibre of the
makers of history. Some, it is true,
stand out in historical annals be
cause of the evil they have
wrought, but still less manage to
reach the pinnacles of fame be
cause of high achievement.
Charles de Gaulle, France's
"Man of Destiny," has a chance
to scale the heights.
The world will be watching him
during the next seven years. He
could well be the "Man" of every
cne of them.
There are many facets of our culture, that, when
observed by an inquiring mind, prove little more
than barbaric. Some of these immaturities are great,
some are small, and all are equally puzzling. But let
us concern ourselves with one of the lesser, that
offspring of bad taste, common courtesy.
Though I don't pretend to know the . origin of
common courtesy, it must have begun somewhat af
ter the cave man faded. lie and the tree-swinging
variety of early humans obviously had a much
simpler and less hypocritical society than do we,
the mentally advanced. Did Mr. Oog offer Mrs. Oog
his sitting-rock when she came into the cave? Why,
no; she got her own rock, and xvould have laughed
if the old man gave her his. And she would have
been confused if Oog stood back and let her go
through the door first, if he had gotten there be
fore she. But as Oog and his ancestors gained in
cerebrum, they choose not only the cross, but wo
man; as new fetishes to vent their inner will
man upon . . . the nexv intelligence served not only
to increase thought, but to decrease sincerity. More
and more they duped themselves into believing that
the female was the weaker sex and at the same
time freshened their vanity vase xvith the flower of
chivalrous nonsense. It seems that as civilization
progresses, man must turn his unconscious primi
tive element upon such niceties. Psychologically
this notion is understandable, but as to reason, it
is absurd. Why is it, for instance, that the male must
xvalk on the outsdie of the female in a downtown
stroll? Why can he not talk on the subjects he
pleases? Why stand up when a young lady enters
the room? Why wear a coat and tie for a Sunday
night date? Are these things rational? I think not.
This business is no longer merely friendship and
love, but palpable idiocy. What makes.it necessary
for a man, both sane and wise, to cultivate this air
of obsequiousness? I don't know ... I am really at
a loss to say. I suppose it is just another one of
those irritating splinters in one's hide; that every
one has to bear, much the same as the. Ku Klux
Klan and Protestantism. ; - , "
This notion of courtesy, I concede, would not
be so distatsteful if the ones that practiced it would
only leave their fellows be. But I protest because I
a:n eonlinally crushed into submitting to it. With
my looks, getting a date is hard enough, but if. on
top of that, I refuse to pay the girl complimentary
courtesy, I may as xvell content myself with bein?
avoided completely by the fair sex. Nowadays
girls are really too filled with this socio-tradition
bunk to see the problem clearly ... to see that they
look almost as ridiculous as their door-opening com
panions when they alloxv themselves to be coddled
so. I would certainly respect them more if they
would show some personal independence. Howcx'cr,
being of a pessimistic sort. I doubt that either grouo
will succeed in any real analysis of the issue: that'i
too much to ask of the reluctant ego.
If only the social garbage skow would not in
sist on pressing me into the crew, I think I could
actually enjoy this business of common courtesy. As
a matter of fact, I have always liked the zoo, watch
ing the anteater and South American sloth, the bald
eagle and the salamander; what lustre a cage for
human eccentricities would bring for the place!
What inferiority all the other animals would feel!
.... Ah. but all this is idle dreaming: one might
as xvell wish for religious abstinence, the end of
wars, freedom, or honesty. At birth all these things
are safely pushed beyond the reach of the grasping
hand, and any attempt to break out of the harness
is swiftly rexvarded with a blow to the hindquarters.
And the smarting intellect is assuaged by a savage
egoism that cats up pride in one gulp.
What are xvc to do about this? IIoxv must we
go about deadening the pain around the sensitive
areas? No definite ansxver exists. I only wish, hope
for. and anticipate the happy hours alone with my
self, when I can think of the age of Oog, his ba
nanas and coconuts, his beard and his lice, his ig
orance .... and his integrity.
Wi)t atlp to Heel
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I take my work home because
"my work is my hobby," but you
take your work home because
you're "overmatched for the job."
I have an appreciative eye for
the ladies; you are quite a
Lothario; he is an old lecher.
I believe that charity begins at
home; you arc quite careful with
your money; he is a tightwad.
It's A Dog
Who Jumps On A. Wolff
A. Wolff came scratching at my
Disguised in critic's clothes.
"How bout some opinions, dear?
I've got some here in prose.
Some's on movies, some's on art
Some's on poetry."
"No, thank you, sir," I said to
him (but most respectfully)
"A. Wolff's ideas I don't accept.
They're just too much for me."
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