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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, September 13, 1966, Page 4, Image 4

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7hat Will You Buy With Your $1,400? By FRED THOMAS What will $1,400 buy? Or $1,800? If you're an in-state, or out-of-state student as the case may be, these sums will cov er the estimated cost of your first year at UNC , It sends you to the Univer sity for a year, but this doesn't say what it will buy. No, for this money's purchas ing power depends entirely upon you the student. Why did you come to Chap el Hill anyway? If you came to have a good time you know, to be a real swinging hell - raiser $1,400 might not go too far. Oh sure, it will keep you in beer and pretzels at least through football season. It will cover the cost of several cartons of cigarettes, and maybe even pay for a new pair of trousers to replace the ones you wiped out that first big weekend. There's plenty of hell to be raised in Chapel Hill, espe cially in the fall. But if this is your primary objective in coming, you're in the wrong place. Your money won't buy much and you can't blame inflation. Or maybe you came to keep the parents happy, get them off your back. You just want to slide through, stay out of the draft. You plan to learn just enough to get the lady's or gentleman's "C." In this case youH probably have a better chance of stay ing in school than the de termined hell-raiser down the hall. But again, jthiU be short-changing yourself. Then how can you get the full worth out of you $1,400 or $1,800. Two situations have been described which you should try to avoid. Unfortunately, there is no such well-defined pattern which you must pur sue. Every successful student has his own ideas. Every campus academic or extra curricular leader probably at tained his mark in an indi vidually unique way. Our word of advice is nebu lous, but perhaps the only gen eral word that can be given get involved! Being a University student is a 24-hour-a-day job.. Look around. Find out what is going on around you. You don't have to grow a beard, but if you want a b'eard grow one. You don't have to drink beer and smoke cig arettes, but if you want to do it. It's time for you to begin making the decisions that in the past have been made for you by others. It's analagous to moving from a high school cafeteria to a large buffet dinner. In the former situation, your meals were planned by a dietition. You were given just what you needed what was good for you. At this buffet you have no such dietition making your choices for, you. You eat when and what you want to eat. You may pick a diet of coke and candy, and it will keep you alive for a while. . But before too long, tooth decay will get you if malnutrition doesn't. On the other hand, you may Orientation's Lasting Lesson: Bij Poplars From Little Acorns By SCOTT GOODFELLOW "A Carolina gentleman nev er drinks champaigne in a Dixie cup." That remark set the tone of my orientation just one year ago. Being a suppressed sen sationalist, I also remember another remark made only a few minutes after the first. My housemaster stood up, faced me and all the other freshmen gathered there, and with all the finesse of a ma rine drill sergeant said, "Some of you are bound to be climbing the walls before Christmas ever gets here." And this is about all I re call from the first hectic week, because it was really the weeks that followed that prov ed most valuable. It was then that I learned where the truth of the first week's instruction had really "lain. It was then that I met most of the people I am still with. It was also then that I learned the variety of people in the world. I still laugh when I run into a new type. Just y.i-vf-4y.- M mm. select solid, body - building foods including, perhaps, the less - tasty - than - health ful spinach - type dishes. In this case, you stand to do quite well for your invest ment. , But, again, it's up to you. You must decide what course of study you will pur sue. - You must decide what you will do with your spare time. Through Student Govern ment, the YM-YWCA, your residence hall, the local churches and other organiza tions, a myriad of activities are offered something to fit the likings of every student, including you. Get involved. Don't fail to discover the value of the "bull session." .People are the University's greatest asset, and you are now in the midst of the wid est variety of people you have ever encountered. Take advantage of this. It is surprising what benefits you can reap from the average-looking guy who might live next door to you. Talk to people. Men, talk to women stu dents. Women, talk to men students. In the University's long history, there is no rec ord of anyone getting bitten. In class, be on your toes. Don't do the minimum y and quit. Get the most out of every course you take'. That extra effort is certainly worthwhile gradewise, and it's far more valuable in non-tangible re spects. To the hell - raiser, every body raises a little once in a while. Everyone should. To the students here just to keep Mom and Pop happy, that too is a minor motive of most ot us. Na one wants to be drafted. And in the expanse of four years, nearly every one encounters at least one or two courses in which he would be more than happy to take the "gentleman's C" and exit. But don't let these attitudes cheat you out of the great things UNC has to offer. This is a wonderful little town and a wonderful university. It has so much to offer so much that many of us, in passing, have failed to take advantage of. Perhaps we want you i to make up for our shortcomings. Good luck. Get your money's worth I " sty ' i hi 1 M " last week I flew, here from Los Angeles. As the jet thun dered down the runway the lady next to me raised her voice 20 decibels and com mended all the passengers in to the hands of Almighty God. I could tell from the looks V I 7 :wx,:wwx''W.,.,.w.,.,.v,v ....."........-........' aug (Mr Today marks the beginning of The Daily Tar Heel's 74th year of continuous publication. Pub lished by the University of North Carolina Publi cations Board, it has operated throughout its his tory with complete editorial freedom, with no outside influence by students, faculty or admini stration concerning its business or editorial poli cies. The paper is entirely student-staffed. The editor is elected each spring in a campus-wide elec tion. Offices of the DTH are located on the second floor of Graham Memorial, and usual daily hours are 2-6 P.M. We invite any student interested in i journalism, creative writing, review writing, art work or business to inquire about positions open on the staff. The Daily Tar Heel is printed at The Chapel Hill Publishing Company, and has a circulation of 11,500. It appears daily except Mondays, holidays and examination periods. The subscription cost for University students is included in student fees. Letters to the editor on any subject are wel comed, especially on matters of campus interest. Letters should be typed double spaced and should not exceed 250 words. Longer articles of opinion may be submitted for consideration for use as guest columns. We hope you enjoy your Daily Tar Heel this year. If you do not, let , us hear from you. Fred Thomas Scott Goodfellow Kerry Sipe John Greenbacker Lytt Stamps - Ernest Robl Steve Bennett . Sandy Treadwell . Jock Lauterer Out Witln ld9 In By HUGH STEVENS Anne Queen, who is direc tor of the campus YWCA and who gives the very finest par ties in Chapel Hill, lives in a charming little cottage at the end "of a dusty little lane" off Malette Street. i Her cozy clapboard abode is sheltered on the east by a ten-foot fence, the gold grey wire of which is mellowed by the entwining of robust, green ivy. Until recently the Chapel Hill high school occupied the land on the other side of the fence, and was obscured nice ly by it. An occasional wisp of smoke rising over the ivy as a tenthgrader sneaked a forbidden cigarette was about the only sign of life which in truded. Cooing couples held hands in the shade of the fence during chandestine, lunch,- period meetings. Now things have changed. Now when you peer from Anne Queen's windows in the direction of the verdant bar rier you see other windows lots of them. The windows are there be cause Granville Towers are there. They loom, bulky and impressive (but not very at tractive), over the lane. They of everyone in the nearby 15 seats that they were spiritual ly enlightened. Midway through the flight she turned to me and said, "You know, I used to sing opera in 7 lan guages. I have a song for every occasion." She did. It was also during those sec ond, third, and fourth weeks that I found out how much those student organizations really wanted me. Sure, they all had made their appeals in a big convocation, but they undoubtedly wanted someone more qualified than I for something of the stature of the State Affairs Committee of Student Government, or for the 50,000 watt voice of WUNC radio, or for The Daily Tar neel. Either I was a fantastic dis covery in the field of the hu man race or their qualifica tions weren't quite as tough as I had thought, for I was accepted into each of these groups. Joining proved a re warding endeavor. One thing that I learned not Editor Editor Editor Editor Writer Writer Writer Writer Editor Managing . Feature . Associate Staff Staff Staff Sports Photo are too tall to be shut out by any fence. At night the glare from superspotlights in the parking lots penetrates even the most dense fence foilage. ,J: u , The old box-like high school, -- which has" been replaced by" 1 ; a newA box-like high school, has been reduced to rubble ' by giant machines. Every day the dump trucks come to haul away a classroom or two. Clearly, Chapel Hill is changing. All towns change; they must, if they are to remain habitable. The startling pres t ence of Granville Towers and the equally startling absence of dear oP CHHS are merely the most noticeable current manifestations of the contin ual building up and tearing down which affects Chapel Hill and every other Ameri can city. Some will argue that the changes in Chapel Hill are more sweeping, and hence more significant, this year than ever before. They are wrong. It has been a big sum mer (that's the season for change around here), and cer tainly the feeling of a pleas ant local landmark to make way for a sterile complex of ultra-modern "high rise" units Grow to worry about was academ ics. The professors somehow managed to create enough initiative within me so that I wouldn't dare not work at capacity. The professors, contrary to popular high school thinking, were interested in me, and, also contrary to H.S. thought, usually knew what was com ing off. n. The story is told of the pro fessor who, when greeted by four fellows claiming they'd had a flat tire and missed a quiz, seated them all and with a broad smile asked them to take out a sheet of paper and write as their quiz which tire went flat. What you're supposed to cull from all this is that ths infor mation give you in Orientation is properly directed, but what's important is how you treat it in the next few weeks. And remember, your coun selor isn't always right. I can recall mine saying, "You see that oak over there, that's toe Davie Poplar." True Orientation Will Gome After The Bubble Ha Burst By KERRY SIPE The afterbirth of high school graduation must be beginning to dry behind the ears of you freshmen by now. The great disillusionment is about to be gin. It won't do you any good to fight it. You surrendered your last chance for salvation when you signed your Uni versity application. Of course, you don't know yet what I'm talking about. If you did you wouldn't believe any of it. Perhaps, though, you have already noticed the cold chill at the nape of your neck that portends your transfor mation. Your motherland father let you out of the family car this morning in front of your new home. You had the tattered navy blue suitcase under your arm the same one that you toted to New Bern last year the weekend of the Classics Club convention. Mom made you buy an ironing board. You never ironed your shirts be fore, but you bought it, and this morning you lugged it up the stairs and put it in the closet along with your water skis. Anyway, Mom and Dad are gone now. Did you notice the funny hollow way the car door slammed just before they left? Your roommates seem like pretty good guys. They're over at the Tempo Room drinking beer right now. They'll be back sometime to night. Plowed. Out of their minds. When they get back they'll break something of yours. It's inevitable. You'll wish they hadn't. is a. sandbar of no little sig nificance in the stream of change. But when they build Kenan Stadium folks said, "Now we're really changing things." They said it again when they put up the hospital, and again when Ehringhaus and Craige materialized "out there in the middle of nowhere." Now all those remarkable structures are just so many threads in the tapestry of the place. It may take a while for all the changes which are com ing into being right now to be fully assimilated. It will be a long time before alumni driv ing into the town from Hills borough cease gasping at the awesome spectre of those tow ers rising, ghost-like, oyer more familiar structures. It will be a long time before oth er alumni, approaching from Pittsboro, are no longer tak en aback by the pre-cast walls of the new dental laboratory clinging like some twenty-first century parasite to the brick walls of the hospital complex. And it will take nature a long time to give Hilton James the appearance that it really be longs "out there in the middle of nowhere." Certainly change is often difficult to swallow, especial ly if you happen to feel that people who build laundries with walls of black glass should make the glass too olack to see through. But change is a manifesta tion of vitality, and for that reason it must be weighed be fore it is evaluated. After all, the old high school wasn't the loveliest of buildings, either. And who will argue that the new public library should not replace a dwelling which, while old and graceful, was falling into disrepair? As for Hilton James resi dence hall, the Davie Hall addition, the new hospital wing, and the new student un ion, all will provide the cam pus with sorely-needed facili ties. Only James will make a noticeable gash in the green loveliness so characteristic of Chapel Hill. The only thing which dis turbs me about all this change is that so often nothing chang es at all. We allow some entrepreneur to erect those black glass walls, suspecting all the while that his laundry will rip our pickets and smash our buttons just as effectively (and expensively) as his com petitors'. And while Hilton James will clearly give more people a place to live, have we any assurances that they will live any better there than in any other residence hall? In instances luce tnese, we have only ourselves students, townspeople, and administra tors to blame if the change With A i They want to talk. It's been a lonely afternoon for you. It's good to have someone to talk to. What if it is 2 a.m.? One of them wants a little cushy. Everybody thinks that's a scream. Rush week is coming up next week. The conversation takes on a re ligious tone from the first mention of fraternities. Would Jesus join the Kappa Pikes if he were in your weejuns? You are all sitting around in your underwear. You are mostly listening; they do most of the talking. Finally it is dawn and aU of you are asleep. One of them on your father's big olive army truck, one of them on the floor, one of them spread across two of the rick ety wicker chairs that furnish the room. They are still asleep when you get up in the morning. New is ineffective. The necessity to revise and add should be converted into opportunity im prove to as well. rinauy, there is one over riding reason why I do not view the changes in Chapel Hill with total alarm, and it is that some things never change. Anne Queen will still give wonderful parties, even in the shadow of Granville Towers. New establishments rise to sell food or gasoline or to clean our clothes, but the Billy Arthurs and the Mau rice Julians are diminished not a whit by their presence. Kemp's record store has burned to the ground, but that only makes it a bit more dif ficult to find Kemp to pass the time of day (which is why one went to Kemp's anyway). The University erects taller, wider, more expensive build ings, but there remain the numerous professors who can enthrall one into being com pletely oblivious - to the sur roundings. These people the people whose attitudes and person alities make up the atmos phere of Chapel Hill can not be affected by the remod eling of the piles of bricks and mortar which surround us here. Their lives may be reshaped by birth, and death, and others of the great "tides in the affairs of men." But no bulldozer can tear them down. If you are new to Chapel Hill, it may take a while for you to realize this. If you write home that you have "fallen in love with Chapel Hill," as so many have done, you may think that your sentiments are for the grass and trees and climate. But if you really fall in love with Chapel Hill, you will eventually come to realize that important as these things are, they are in no wise as important as the people all 20,000 of them with their ideas, their hopes, their dis appointments, and their vary ing personalities. And" in Chap el Hill, as everywhere, the more people change the more they stay the same. The Daily Tar Keel is the official news publication of the University of North Carolina and is published by stu dents daily except Mondays, examina tion periods and vacations. Offices on the second floor of Graham Memoria. Telephone numbers: editorial sports, news 933-1011; business, cir culation, advertising 933-1163. Address Box 1080, Chapel Hill, N. C, 27514. Second class postage paid at the Post Office in Chapel Hill, N. c. Sub scription rates: 4.50 per semester; W per year. Printed by the Chapel Hill Pub lishing Co., Inc., 501 W. Franklin St. Chapel Hill, H. C. Your eyes feel sort of rough in their sockets when you move them from side to side. The inside of your mouth is slick and sour. Be careful to avoid the broken glass as you pick up your Dopp Kit and cross the hall to the head. The water from the leaky shower head alternates be tween 211 and. 33 degrees far enheit. The eggs at Lenoir Hall are instant. The grits have to be cut with your fork. Like a lot of other fresh men, you probably take orien tation week seriously. No kid ding. You'll go to all the meet ings: the two hour one about dormitory life, the one about Huckleberry Finn, the cozy little private one with your counselor where he tells you about the dangers of homo sexuality on campus. You are shocked, but you are careful not to seem immature with a nervous giggle. v As green as you are, you might even treat your aca demic advisor as if he were there to help you. When he says you'll need to takel dif ferential calculus for your de gree in English History you do not question his advice. You might even 4alk to him about Plato, and self-improvement, and the glory of edu cation. Gosh. It's all so thrill ing you sign up for an extra course. You avoid going back to your dorm room. The guys probably aren't awake yet. Holy Cow, do you suppose there's any mail there for you. No, nobody's had. a chance to write yet. Maybe tomorrow. Everybody you pass as you walk the' brick path to town is a stranger. The boys yell a lot and horse around. If they did that back in high school, Miss Tealiver would make them stay for eighth period. The girls seem friendly in a chilly sort of way. They take their tiny steps along the paths with big new blue and white loose-leaf note books clutched close to their budding breasts. When you look at their eyes they glance away as if they didn't notice. Downtown all the restau rants have at least one table full of quiet watery-eyed folks, wearing : beards and' discuss ing Viet Nam. There are so many intelligent people here, you say to yourself, and so much to learn. The thought nearly takes away your breath. You probably couldn't even locate Viet Nam on a map if you had to. You wander into a men's clothing store. There's a neck tie in the window with little gold beer mugs all over it. It catches your eye. This Jew ish fellow comes over and tries to sell it to you. It costs all you have in cash. Besides you can probably find one like it in Belks at home for a buck and a half. You can do with out it until Thanksgiving va cation. It's getting late. You're due for your tour of the library. On the way you will have to pass the local mission of your hometown church. Out of cur iosity you open the door and enter. The quiet reverence of the place brings back those annoyuig pangs of homesick ness that bothered you yester day. You seem at home asleep. Your mother is com ing into your room to wake you so that you can get ready for church. She'd like you to continue to attend church even though she isn't here to wake you up. Maybe you will. You think that just as seriously. Maybe you will. The meeting is long, but you submit to it in hopes that it will calm a little of the gnaw Vlf yu feel at your insides. After it's over it might occur to you that the only real ori entation can come after you've been here for two years or three years or four. The gnawing feeling will have to be endured for a while. The trouble is that your mind is too full of the wrong kind of things. You are look ing forward with anticipation to the first day of classes. You think that if you just try hard enough you can make the dean's list. You think that you will never get drunk or take dex or sleep with some one you don't really love. You think that the University is a place to go to become en lightened, to become an in tellect You think you will be taught the things you need to ! b,e a .lawful. honest, member of society. You think that everyone here thinks the same way you do. an?rif?ble is' Fenian, and God knows it, it's all a big, sad, funny bubble. You don't believe me now. But pay me a visit when you've be come tru!j orientated into the 4, s J

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