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Wednesday, February 8, 1967
THE DAILY TAR HEEL
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Opinions of The Daily Tar Heel are expressed in its editorials. All un
signed editorials are written by the editor. Letters and columns reflect only
the personal views of their contributors.
SCOTT GOODFELLOW, EDITOR
The Automobile Woes
There is an old story which be
gan with two female ostriches
sauntering along in the desert.
Spotting two male ostriches on the
horizon, they took off with the two
boy ostriches in hot pursuit.
Finally, seeing that they
weren't going to out-distance their
pursuers, one of the girl ostriches
said to the other, "Let's hide." So
they both stuck their heds into
The male ostriches came charg
ing up, looked around, and one
said to the other, "Where did they
The example is similar to what
has occurred in Chapel Hill on the
problem of parking this year.
Very little has been done regard
ing changing our present system
and likewise little has been done
in opposition to the scarcity of pos
- But the reasoning for little
drastic change is simple. Every
one is awaiting the report from
the traffic flow study group en
gaged at the start of this year to
make recommendations on the
: best methods of improvement.
It is hoped that, the recommen
dations will provide a basis for a
lasting solution to the problem,
f Certainly there are few examples
of far-sighted planning in the ar
chitecture field. Even Carmichael
Auditorium was destined to be
- booked solid weekly . during the
i first year after its grand opening.
And Carmichael was cited as eas
ily adequate before its construc
Among the solutions proposed
are a multi - level parking struc
ture up-campus, large lots on
South Campus with transportation
provided onto the campus, and an
all-pedestrian student body. The
first two of these would require
large amounts of money. This
i money is not presently in existence
and would call for a special means
of financing. For this reason alone,
the ultimate structural solution in
either of these cases would have
to be as lasting as 'can be imag
ined. A partial parking solution is not
a solution at all. Many changes
have been made by the Univer
sity Traffic and Safety Committee
during the past year. Most of these
have been, zoning changes. The
Committee does not pretend to
have solved the parking problem
with zone-switches, but it has cer-
tainly. eased a bad situation.
This week we received a copy
of a protest letter from an irate
coed who objected to being ticket
ed for parking in a "no parking"
zone after she found there were
no other spaces remaining. She
had paid her $5 for a "C" sticker,
and then found that the privilege
availed her nothing.
- Situations such as this will con
tinue to appear until a satisfactory
solution is arrived at. We can only
encourage those concerned to seek
the most enduring solution con
ceivable when the question is fi
r,Hv presented to them.
Rush will begin Sunday, and
many will encounter the fraterni
ty system for the first time.
The step toward joining a fra
ternity (or sorority for that mat
ter) is a very big one. A prospec
tive rushee should .use every
neans available to him to learn
sbout the system, what it can
mean to him, and what it means
An excellent opportunity for a
rushee to partly fulfill this obliga
tion to himself will occur tonight
at 7:30 in the GM Lounge.
At that time a Fraternity For
um will be held at which students
will have an opportunity to ques
tion IFC President Lindsay Free
man and other panel members on
any subject which they feel is rele
vant to their attitude toward fra
We urge all interested students
The Lone Prowler
"Who was that masked man?"
"Why, that was the Lone Prow
ler!" Yes, it looks like the prowler is
back and up to the same old
sneaky tricks. We were beginning
to wonder what had become of
him since his last daring escapade
on October 29. "
At that time the mystery prow
ler put in four appearances at var
ious coed residences. . Coeds
throughout the campus began
camping out in each other's
rooms, believing that safety in
numbers was the watchword.
And the girls mustered weap
ons kitchen utensils, knives, any
thing for security. "Doors were
bolted and guards were posted.
But the prowler was never
caught. He always managed to es
cape, in the words of Police Chief
William Blake, "In an undeterm
No, he never did any real harm,
but he sure went to a lot of trou
ble just to do nothing. Monday
night, for example, he was be
lieved to have concealed himself
in Whitehead dormitory after
doors closed at midnight. But did
he wait an hour to "prowl?"
Never. He ' didn't do anything
noticeable until 4:20 a.m. And this
is the same four hour wait he
managed twice in October. 4
Our prowler is simply not the
ordinary type of fellow. We must
admit, hwwever, that it is very up
setting to have any 'type .'of prow
ler running rampant through coed
residence halls at four in the morn
ing. It is an outright defiance of
legal and social regulations.
But until he does something
really wrong, our condemnations
have a tinny sound.
74 Years of Editorial Freedom
Scott Goodfellow, Editor
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(Editor's Note: This article first appear
ed in the Minnesota Daily; the author is
chairman of the Minnesota Committee
to End the War in Vietnam.)
By JAMES S. BECK
During most of the Kennedy adminis
tration the United States government
acknowledged that indigenous national
ist groups were the main antagonists of
the Diem regime. Thus Pres. Kennedy
stressed the advisory military role of
the United States in Vietnam.
But as the United States increased
its military participation, the govern
ment and popular press accused with
increasing gusto the National Libera
tion Front of being an organ of import
Meanwhile, very few people in this
country were well-informed about Viet
nam. The foreign press was giving a
very different picture from that given
by the domestic press. This led inevita
bly to a concentration of disagreement
with government policy among the aca
demic, the politically left and the loosely-organized
advocates of peace.
The distribution of dissent, the one
sided and unenthusiastic performance
of the press, and the mendacity of the
government determined the form of the
anti-war movement. The movement's
growth was delayed by uncertainties as
sociated with the unexpected change of
administration and by Johnson's decep
tive statements during his campaign.
But the really new element was the
concerted attack upon vocal dissent by
the President and his appointed officials,
by the congressmen, syndicated colum
ists, and editors. This was accompa
nied by the use of the Subversive Ac
tivities Control Act (against SNCC, Du
Bois Clubs, etc.) and the Selective Serv
ice ( Michigan case, among others) to
harass organizations and individuals.
Dissent was getting difficut.
The success shows in improved
(though still rather inadequate) news
coverage of the war, more candid and
incisive commentary in the press, more
frequent expression of concern and
more frequent questioning on the part
of more people in seeking alternatives
on behalf of more legislators and citi
zens. To be sure, Johnson and the mili
tary go marching on, but they are less
certain of how far they can go. The
trend is to look a little harder for a way
out and to accept the futility and wrong
ness of the expectation of military vic
tory. So what now for the anti-war move
ment? The horror continues in Vietnam.
Opponents of U.S. policy probably are
still a minority. The news is still often
distorted. A broad spectrum of informa
tion and interpretation is a little more
accessible in the United States but still
not readily available to the general pub
lic. So demonstrations, marches, pick
ets, leaflets must continue.
Johnson has been affected by the sud
, den broadening of the base of criticism
and the widespread recognition of the
reality of the "'credibility gap." Proba
bly the next six months will be critical.
If Johnson expects to win the presi
dential election or even renomination
in 1968, he must "win the war," as he
has defined "winning," or find another
way out. The anti-war movement must
watch and adapt to developments, for
power and votes are things Johnson un
derstands even though he seems unable
to understand the meaning of self-determination
and the emptiness of anti
communism as credo.
Dull 'Champagne Complex'
Leaves On-Lookers Sober
By SUSAN STAPLES r
Champagne Complex, a t4
farce fairly brimming ith sex
and psychology, has been en- '
tertaining Barn Dinner The- '
atre audiences for some time.
The Raleigh-Durham version, ;
however, begins a little flatly
for; this originally effervescent
situation comedy, and though
it manages to bubble to savory
second and third acts without
any really spirited rapport with
the obviously non-brown-bagging
audience, something is
lost in the strain to uncork it.
The plot involves a sprightly
young lady who has a pre
cariously low inebriation thres
hold of sixty c.c.s. of chan
pagne. Her subconscious disaf
fection with the grey-flanneled
mama's boy who is her fiance
leads to the shedding of her .
clothes whenever she exceeds
her - champagne limit, which
occurs most frequently ' at ner
engagement parties. To put an,
end to this recklessness, the
fiance seeks the advice of his
amateur psychiatrist uncle, a
professional "lay analyst,"
who reluctantly agrees to lok
her over. Although he tries
very hard to be objective, the
uncle obviously likes what he
sees and he soon discovers she
is becoming his problem, too.
Alas After several rounds
of champagne and some tingl
ing exposure by the vexatious
ecdysiast, the uncle discovers
that the , luscious tippler's
stripping is simply a sub
merged desire to throw off all
restraints, especially her fi
ance, and to find some more
mature person with whom to
imbibe the pleasures of ro
mancenamely, the more pro
oes Psych Dept.
In the current production,
the young woman js portrayed
by Anne Marie, a . pert, miss
and a special delight to the
male members of the audience
when she reveals her problem
right down to her "polka-blotted"
bikini. In the first act her
high-pitched voice was rather
distracting, but it seemed to
settle into a more natural tone
as the play proceeded. All in
all her performance was a
Probably the most natural
portral was given by Bryan
Syron in his role as the uncle.
His ease and knack for making
quiet understatement extreme
ly amusing and his wry, bed
side manner gave the play a
continuity it would not other
wise have had.
Practically speaking, CHAM
PAGNE COMPLEX quenches
one's thirst for a night of en
tertainment, but it leaves no
lasting emotional hangover.
ar naAviv. oucummi
Leaves Owl Who-less
(Editor's Note: This originally appeared in the Col
orado State Collegian. )
Not too enthralled over the prospects of , being la
bled either a hawk or a dove, one is faced with the
possibility of being called anything from a scream
ing eagle to a yellow-chested chicken.
One humanoid bird that isn't receiving his due rec
ognition these days is the familiar owl. He needs
more consideration now, not because he is a symbol
of wisdom, but rather because he runs around asking
"Who." Also, what and why.
This puzzled bird is asking many questions about
everyone's favorite topic, the Viet Nam skirmish. He
starts out with the scholarly, historical approach:
"How the hell did we get there?" "Well, we were sort
of handed this seed and a few years of poor tending
turned it into a sick and ugly growth" someone an
swers. Then he asks, "Why us? Why not let someone
else look after it?" And he learns that it is not only
us, but Australians, South Koreans, even South Viet
namese. He asks when we are getting out and receives
only grumbles and angry stares.
Because there have been some disturbing things
reported in the news, he asks a few questions about
them. "Has there ever been a time when American
casualties were anything but light? Is there any truth
to the statements about bombing civilians?"
To both of these questions he hears one answer,
Not being entirely satisfied with these replies, the
tufted inquirer focuses his attention on the home
front. Being an old bird, he remembers better days
and is worried about the present state of things. "Isn't
it customary here," he asks "for a man to question
national policy and politicians and to raise a note of
dissent to things he can't personally accept without
being branded as cowardly or anti-American? And
isn't it possible for another man to reach a rational
decision that we have moral and legal reasons for
carrying out military actions in another part of the
world fond for this man to support and participate in
the effort without being called a guileless follower or
a butcher of children?"
Having addressed these questions respectively to
the wrong sides, the bird is bowled over in a cross
fire of shouts of "Incredible."
But now his feathers are ruffled and he persists.
"Do you. mean that a man. is wrong if he feels he has
a strong obligation to oppose the draft and burns his
"Right," answers a 19-year-old Marine.
"Do you mean that a man is wrong if he is con
vinced that this is the greatest nation on earth and he
is privileged to serve in her armed forces?"
"Right," answers a 19-year-old pacifist.
Trying to rid himself of some of the confusion,
he starts asking more specific questions. "Does Gen
eral Hershey have stock in some pro ball club?" he
asks. Just an ardent fan, he learns.
"Is this" Pat Boone who wears the white shoes the
same guy who sings that song about coming back
from Viet Nam and looking up the fellow who de
clined to go?"
"Lop, bop a loo mop," comes the reply.
"And what about 'Total Victory' Spellman? Isn't
he one of those people who profess to follow the Prince
of Peace? "
'Lock The Windows? I'm Leaving A Ladder Outside Mine.'
To the Editor:
Students enrolled in Psycho
logy 26 are being coerced into
filling out questionnaires of a
highly personal nature and al
lowing, themselves to partici
pate in experiments.
The Psychology Department
has instituted the device of a
voluntary statement to be sign-
ed by students in order to
evade legislation passed by
Congress prohibiting invasions
of privacy. Participation in
the experiments and the fill
ing out of questionnaires are
supposedly voluntary process
es, yet students are only given
the choice of participating or
losing grade points.
A memorandum of the Psy
chology Department reads:
"You will receive one per
centage point added to your
final lab grade for every hour
of experimental participation,
up to five hours. You can then
possibly raise your grade one
letter." Instructors also add
N hours and percentage points
for answering questionnaires.
Needless to say, under these
conditions, many students do
not feel free to refrain from
"volunteering" to reveal per
sonal information or from be
coming guinea pigs.
Students who "volunteer" to
participate in the various psy
chological experiments are as-
signed hours without regard
to the students' convenience.
Some are assigned hours on
Sundays, and those whose
designated experiment time
, conflicts with regularly i sche
duled classes are penalized
by having to sacrifice grade
points. Furthermore, students
have to sign or refuse to sign
the "volunteer statement" pro
mising "to participate in psy
chology experments when
the opportunity arises during
the present semester" without
being informed of the nature
of the experiments.
The Psychology Department
obviously should either alter
the aspects of the lab dealing
with experimentation and re
velation of. intimate informa
tion or offer some reasonable
justification for not doing so.
To the Editor:
The death of Miss Jessie Reh
der is a great loss to the
University. Few English de
partments, if any, could boast
a teacher of creative writing
so dedicated and influential.
While her influence is perhaps
greatest and most enduring on
her students, it will continue
to be felt in other areas as
Miss Rehder's concern for
the writing and publication of
contemporary literature was
celebrated. Out of it grew not
only her own works, but any
number of publishing projects
and works by individual writ
ers. That the University's tra
- ditional encouragement of
writing has been continued
in recent years is in large
part due to her guidance, sup
port and unfailing good hum-,
David M. Allison
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