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1 ft . . . NOV 1 9 I95g C7 years of dedicated sendee V a better University, a better state and a better nation by one of America's great college papers, whose motto states, "freedom of expression is the backbone of an academic community." WEATHER YAr to partly cloudy. High In MOV Possible snow I'lunirj. VOLUME LXVIII, NO. 52 Complete Wire Service CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1959 Offices in Graham Memorial FOUR PAGES THIS ISSUE P. ', i "i Art Is Obtainable' Exclaims Fiedler By SUSAN LEWIS The middle-brow image of man i. ..,, ,..,..m.. ,.f j.-iii.-ii.,.. ' pictures man as the victim of a Returns I1 -. 9 an ait a perfection no m;in can sentimentalist's attitude. obtain in real life." Leslie A. Ficd- j Fiedler explained the class strug ler. Carolina Forum speaker, told pie as a contest between the great a Hill Hall audience here last and powerful and the little nan. ninht. iThe view of man is that of a strus- Upcaking on 'The Image of Man in Contemporary Fiction." the Montana State English professor said that the form of the book shows a moral criticism or com plete surrender of man. The noted essayist thought that I he anti-stylist should be condemn ed "It is the moral artist who te'l.i the truth. he said. gle of man to find out what he is. The speaker declared Mark Twain as the father of the modern novel. In the modern novel the hero is neither finally comic nor tragic. Fiedler approved of William Faulkner's "The Sound and The Fury." terming the book "excel lent." A brief question and answer per iod followed the lecture. During Commenting on Boris Pasternak, this time Fiedler gave his opinion he said that Pasternak's books are of Salinger as an author, chiefly "subject to. being bought j Fiedler is considered by many and not read or being bought ask' las one of our most brilliant and g - IJ ' t - . I ill-A . j iff w - ' Ay! I misrrad. "More of the dirty books are con demned. Fiedler remarked. He explained that many of (In most imminent writers are oppos ed to the liberal tradition. imaginative essayist. Fiedler leaves tomorrow after a three-day visit to Chapel Hill. Dr. Maurice Natanson. of the UNC Philosophy Dept., introduced the speaker. t - Twe ve Sam Gator Is Missing: Dressed In Green Suit 'A Little To The Lett' Will Open Tonight The premiere of the Carolina Play makers production of "A Lit tle to the Left" will open tonight in the Playmakers Theatre at 8:30 p.m. The author, Brock Browcr, h former editor of the University of North Carolina Press, will be on the campus during the complete run of the show. "A Little to the Left" deals with a fictitious revolution in a Central American country. The new come dy will run through Sunday, Nov. 22. Tickets for tonight, Thursday and Sunday night performances are still available from They Playmak ers Business Office, 214 Aberncthy Hall and at Ledbetter-I'ickard. Standing Room only is available for Friday and Saturday. The box of fice will open at the Playmakers Theatre at 7 p.m. Shown below are Director Thom as M. Patterson, (left) auth'or Brock Brower, seated) and set designer John Sneden as they discuss final details of the production. Shown above sre Dave Barringer a net Jim Masters during a rehearsal for the "CAROLINA FOLLIES", to be presented tomor row night in Memorial Hall. The annual talent show is sponsored by the Y-Nite Committee of the YM-YWCA. Carolina Follies' To Be Given By YM-YWCA By EDWARD NEAL RINER Sam is missing. Sam has ben missing since Sat urday afternoon. Sam is an alligator. John Rankin, owner and trainer 6f Sam, reported Sam missing Sun day morning. Apparently the two-year-old alligator escaped his tem- Virginia football game Saturday. Rankin, who is offering a reward for Sam's safe return, described his as follows: dark green, slimy, scaly skin; two eyes, "one on each side of his head;" two feet long and two years old. Sam is dangerously armed with razor sharp teeth "all the better porary home in the Sig Ep fra-! to bite you with," the owner stated. f w ,r,i The "Carolina Follies", an an nual talent show sponsored by the V-N'ite Committee of the YM YWCA will be held at 8 p.m. to morrow in Memorial Hall. Talent will vary from high brow to low brow, according to Ed Crow, co-chairman of the event Highlights include the Carolina .Gentlemen; a jazz dance featuring Edie Davis: the Nick Kearns Com bo: John Clifford, magician, who, In his act, will get, out of a strait jacket and Henry McGinnis, classi cal concert pianist. Also on the program will be monologues, a comedian, a ballad folk sinigng duet, the UNC Glee Club and a drumming sequence featuring a variety of Afro-Cuban rhythms on bongo and congo drums. Norman Cordon, former Metropol itan opera star, will serve as mas ter of ceremonies. The show is composed entirely of campus talent. It is scheduled to last about two hours, and will be given in two parts with a ten min ute intermission. Admission is fifty cents. Tickets will be on sale that night at the door, as well as in the YMCA building prior to tomorrow nighU ternity house during the Carolina- IFC To Talk With Pledges On Scholarship The Inter-Fraternity Council will have a meeting for all pledges to discuss the problems of fraternity scholarship and to emphasize the importance of the "two semester" and the "eight per cent" rules. The pledges will meet at Mem orial Hall on Monday night. Pledge masters will accompany the pledges. IFC President Ashe Ex urn and Assistant to the Dean of Stu dent Affairs Ray Jefferies will speak. Other business at the IFC meet ing Monday night included a dis cussion of "Foreign Student Aware ness Week." The members of the council were instructed to discuss in their chapters, the possibility of having a foreign student visit the house for a meal during the week of Nov. 30 - Dec. 1. However, he (the alligator, Alii for short) can be friendly at times and playfully snap at one's fingers. The escape route is estimated to have been from the box, out the back door of the house, through the parking lot and into the un known. A native of Florida, Sam has been a resident of Chapel Hill for about two weeks. Although he has been well fed a pound of steal a day and gently cared for, Rank in declares that he (Alii) might have been homesick. Anyone finding Sam or know ing of his whereabouts may con tact John Rankin at the Sig Ep house. INFIRMARY Students in the infirmary yes terday included: Theresa Gumin ski, Patricia Crawford, Sally Joy ner, Nancy Wills, Jan Moffet, Hen ry Fisher, William Berryhill, Phil ip Davis, John Reeder, Archibald Williams, John Mitchell, Allene Bagget, Cowlcs Liipfert, Inez Cone sent, Marion Dorton, Wayne Kerf tetter. By HARVE HARRIS No definite trends in campus vot ing in yesterday's student govern ment balloting are showing as this goes to press. With the exception of a few of the positions in class officerships. the Student Party appeared to have a narrow margin over the Univers ity Party. However, totals were available for only six districts as this was written. It was felt by many ob servers at the vole counting at Graham Memorial that because these districts for the most part represented dormitories that might account for the SP's slight lead. R. Y. Fulk lead his opponents by a wide margin in the race for a seat on the Men's Honor Council at this writing. With a total of something over 200 favorable bal lots, Fulk was in front of his near est competitor. Warren Bass. The constitutional amendment which was kept off the ballot by Student Council action was put back on the ballot yesterday by Student Body action. In a surprise write-in action many students expressed their desire to have the Constitution amended to call for the election of Student Coun cil, Men's Council and WVmen's Ccuncil members by district. The write in's took various forms, some were written on the bottom of Honor Council ballots, and some were done on seperate sheets of pa per. There had been no organized campaign in favor of this action. G. M. SLATE Activities scheduled in Graham Memorial today include: Publica tions Board, 2-4 p.m., Woodhonse; Carolina Handbook, 3-3:30 p.m., Roland Parker II; Rules Com mittee, 3:30-5 p.m., Grail; For eign Students Board, 4-5 p.m., Woodhouse; G.M.A.B. House Com mittee, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Roland Parker III; Tea for Town Girls, 5-6 p.m., T.V. Room; Pan. Hel, 5-6 p.m., Grail Christian Science Organization, 5-6 p.m., Wood house; Stray Greeks, 7-8 p.m., Woodhouse ; Carolina Women's Council, 7-8:30 p.m., Grail; Ver non Norwood's Committee, 7-9 p.m., Roland Parker I; Chess Club, 7-11 p.m., Roland Parker III; Special Committee, 9-11 p.m., Grail. Dbat Squa.Q s 1st n To urn a men - v it ti i 4 t .A Carolina's varsity debate squad was awarded the first place trophy ' in competition with fifteen other; Southern universities at Emory University, (la., this pa.st weekend. , The annual Southern Pcachtree Tournament is the first tourna ment win in several years for the squad. Taylor McMillan, Joe Roberts, Jcffery Lawrence and Mac Arm strong returned with two trophies and four awards. Roberts and Lawrence were un defeated in the affirmative divis ion and were awarded a first place trophy. Carolina took three of the four awards given with McMillan winning first place and Roberts and Armstrong tying for second. Other schools represented t the tournaiyent were Georgia Tech, Tulane, the University of Georgia and universities from Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. McMillan, president of the team, attributed the victory to the su perb coaching of Dr. O. B. Hardi son of the English Department. jThe team was also assisted by Dr. Donald K. Springen of the speech department. The same weekend, another Car- olina debate squad participated in ' the University of South Carolina Tournament. John Gillian and Earl Baker were on the negative side, and Frank Rosiny and Carroll Rav er, of the affirmative team, ranked in the upper ten teams at this meet. They debated teams from William and Mary, the Air Force Academy, Wake Forest, Duke and Miami. On the 5th and 6th of December, the varsity squad will fly to New York City where it will face teams from the northern universities. This year's national topic for debate is "Resolved' That Con gress should be given the power to reverse decisions of the Supreme Court." This afternoon the first team will debate befre the Barristers Club at 1 p.m. upstairs in Lenoir Hall. The debate is open to the public and questions may be di rected to the debators after the speeches. M. Tf f M I , ' ' f if " ;1 '. ! T A2 UNC'S winning debate squad is pictured above, from left to right are Jeffrey Lawrence and Jos eph Roberts, afirmative team; Dr. O. B. Hardison, coach; Taylor AcMi!lan (president) and Mack Arm strong, negative team. Attorney Gen. Is Studying New Race Laws WASHINGTON. UP Atty. Gen. William P. Rogers said today that as a result of the Mack Charles Parker lynching in Mississippi "we are studying the need for some new criminal action in the civil rights field." He told a news conference that no FBI agents were callel to testi fy as to who may have lynched Parker, a 23-year-old Negro, and "the failure to call witnesses . . . was as flagrant and calculated a miscarriage of justice as I know of." Rogers was asked if he had in mind pressing for a federal law against lynching. He replied "not necessarily," and added the re mark about a need for some cri minal action based on civil rights. Parker had been arrested last spring for raping a pregnant white woman in the presence of her five-year-old daughter, after her auto stalled on a highway. He was jailed in Poplarville, Miss., but while awaiting trial he was dragged from his cell and shot dead by hooded night riders. The Pearl County Grand Jury met at Poplarville last week but did nothing about the case, and Rogers termed its inaction "a real travesty on justice." This was the first time the Grand Jury had met since Parker was killed. "The harm in this case is not confined to Pcplarvil'e." Rogers i said, "the harm results to the l United States and cur standing be I fore the world. ! '"We believe in a government of j law. not of men. But one or two tilings like this make it hard for people elsewhere in the world to believe this." "You hear a lot about states rights. I believe in states rights, al so, but I 'also believe in state, responsibility. A Look At The University-Who, What It Is? Where Does It Go From Her Hy II'IWAUII WIIKKI.LR F rst of A Serifs on UNO relieving it best to state inten tions firbt. the purpose ,f this rath-J cr motley series in to objectively present certain Ijclj alu.ut the I tmcTMty of which it would bene-! lit .students to be aware. It is cs-j ptcii.il vital in such an uixlcrluk- j ing to examine the University in j trrm.s of the present namely, bo's here, how did they get here, and when will they flunk out and j the I tit urc 'namely, who's coming.! how many will conic, and where j will they .stay, and to include in this examination whatever sundry j topics seem pertinent. In this process, one becomes too . otten aware that even objectivity tcp,s on toes, but then maybe those toe are waiting to b stepped on. At jtn.v rate, objectivity is con s.iIeici most important ami editor ialising will be left to page two and to him who is incensed. So much for journalistic pream hl.ngs. The easiest thin;? to do first js to take a brief look at some dry but eye-opening figures. The Consoli dated University has the highest enrollment in its history: 7,!).y at Chapel Hill; over 6.100 at State College; and over 2.K00 at. the Wom an's Cillcge - 16, ) students in the three-fold University. This figure is expected to reach 23-24,000 by l'Miii 70. Now before losing ourselves further in a maze of statistics, per haps it would be wise and appro priate to quote one of our Leaders, the Chancellor William B. Aycock, speaking before a Faculty Club Luncheon. Sept. 2i). 1939. "Any serious consideratiin of our mission in the foreseeable future must begin with the question of .size. In 1956 there were 6,971 re gular students in the University at Chapel Hill. For the following year the increase was only sixty-seven. This Fall, the enrollment i.s 7,959. which is an increase of nearly one thousand in the short span of a biennium. "This dramatic growth has oc : eurred notwithstanding the raising ; of entrance requirements, the frccz : ing of enrollments in .some of the professional programs, and the ; turning away of qualified women i applicants because of a shortage ! ol housing facilities." So this is all very important and very serious, and in effect the en trance requirements? For in-state applicants they arc a high school graduation with principal's recom mendation, class rank, 15 acceptable academic units, and satisfactory ! scores on SATV and SATM of the j College Entrance Boards. I For out of state applicants, the requirements for admission are the same, except an interview is asked when felt necessary and the ten dency now is to admit from among the out of state students those with the best academic records. ! What have been the results this i Fall in raising these requirements? Seven percent of the in-state appli i cent were rejected that is out of 2,073 applicants, 157 were rejected. -1 Of the out of state students, 22 per cent were rejected; that is, out of 1,608 applicants, 365 were rejected. The withdrawal after admission acceptance is, of course, greater for cut of state students, for ap proximately half withdrew from consideration because of interest elsewhere and actually 478 out of state students entered the Univer sity. Although the University is now only rejecting seven percent of its in-state applicants, such a low re jection percentage will naturally jr.crease as the University becomes more selective, an inevitability de spite the University's idealistic wishes to afford every state stu dent an educational opportunity (provided the student is able to meet the academic requirements and competition of the. University within the availbility of resources). It also seems that the important trend in education today is away from the democratic system. Peo ple used to say that one year in the Universityis good for any boy, that even if he drops out he de serves the try. But today this is looked upon as so much education al waste. Is there educational waste in Chapel Hill? The facts tell us that 20.6 percent of the Freshman Class that entered in the fall of 1958 dropped out for one reason or an other. It is no wonder then that the "keepers of the purse strings" in the General Assembly are only willing to provide resourcs for edu cational opportunity for those who can profit from a University edu cation. It then becomes the responsibility of the University to seek out and induce those capable and intelli gent high school students who do not have the economic wherewithal to go to college. (The National De fense Education Act and the Uni versity loan funds enter here, but this will be treated separately.) It has been argued that many very capable out of state applicants are rejected simply to give so many in-state students this "try" at college- when they weren't college ma terial to begin with. One opposed to such an argument can maintain that it is not leniency in accepting in-state students since they must meet the same basic requirements. Still the fact remains that some better qualified out of state appli cants were rejected because of the limitation on admission of out of state students. This limitation holds that only 15 percent of those en tering the University can be out of state residents. It is true that out of state slu dents are less likely to be candi dates for "educational waste" since they are selected more discreetly. Proof of this lies in the fact that although the limit on out of state entrance is 15 percent, out of state students comprise more than 26 percent of the student body, so they are more likely to stick it out to a degree, a feat which only 45 per cent of the student body manages. The question is, as the Univer sity becomes more and more I crowded, will admissions crack I down on the out of state students? The answer is probably yes, that is, if enrollment increases as it is so indicating. Presently the burden of accepting in-state students in falling on the University since so many of the state private institu tions are limiting their enrollment to a fixed number. .Because of financial difficulties, the availability of teaching staff, equipment and housing facilities, it is not surprising that private in stitutions say, "Wre will not and can not exceed this number," or "We can see little or no enrollment in crease in the future." In relation to this. Chancellor Aycock comments, "Conceding that there is no virtue in bigness per se, how big is too big? Some people even now assert that the Univer sity is too big. Often these are the same people who insist that their son or daughter or the son or daughter of a friend be admitted. If an optimum size has been es tablished for various types of in stitutions, including our own, I am unaware of it. "We must not close our doors at a certain enrollment level on the basis of speculation or conjecture.' What, then, are the criteria for es tablishing a number beyond which we should not grow? At least two come to mind. First, are we pro ducing a surplus of graduates in . one or more of our programs? The answer appears to be clearly, 'No.' We need not fear that there, will be a surplus cf young men and young women who have spent at least four years studying a balanced program in the arts and sciences." One of the safeguards against educational waste lies in counsel ing and guiding the academically minimal students into smaller four year institutions or into junior col leges. This could prove to be an effective means of directing thesa people and in minimizing the 20.5 percent who drop out their first year. An increase in applications from both in-state and out of state per sons will allow the University to (See UNIVERSITY, Page 3) ;

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