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THE DAILY TAR HEEL
Wednesday, September 21, 1966
fa Our Omim. iom
'Yes Sir. Aim! What Else Should We Do?'
Suspension Not J ustified
In Stimulant Drug Gases
The administration's decision
to suspend those students involved
in the possession and use of stim
ulant drugs was unfair. '
In the first place it stands as
an insult to the student judiciary.
For all their short comings, the
student rules and student courts at
UNC have a long and honorable
tradition of autonomously manag
. ing student discipline.
We understand that when the
"dex scandal" came to light near
the end of second session summer
school Student Attorney General
Frank Hodges was consulted and
asked if his office wanted to prbse-
cute the case.
Hodges, after consulting w i t h
Student Body President Bob Pow
ell who was then at the NSA con
ference, informed the administra
tion that his office was in no po
sition to prosecute, the case in any
student court since it did not come
under the honor code, campus
code or MRC regulations.
We agree that the student
courts should not have heard the
case. We further believe that the
administration was unjust in set
ting up its faculty - administrative
council for this purpose.
Unauthorized distribution, pos
session or use of prescription
drugs is a civil offense. If federal
or local officials desired action,
they could have taken it, as, in
deed, they did in the case of two
of the students involved.
Secondly, we hate to see a
handful of students crucified in
the swell of a situation that has
involved hundreds if not thous
ands of students over the past
From campus leaders on down
to students who have since flunk
ed out; the , use of, dexadrine: and ,
dexamil tokeep the eyelids open. ;
during "exam cram' sessions -haf
been common knowledge and al-"
most as common a practice.
We realize that in any society
countless public offenders go free
for every one that is caught and '
convicted. This is the way human
law goes. John can't be acquitted
of robbery just because Bill com
mitted the same crime and was
But just take a look at the cir
cumstances surrounding this spe
cific episode. It is generally ac
knowledged that the use of stimu
lant drugs had been widespread.
Members of student judicial bod
ies had known about it, but had
made no attempt to educate users
of the drugs potential danger or
discourage their use.
In Defense Of Code
Campus Code offenses should
not be enumerated.
At a political party meeting
Sunday night, a former student
body president attacked the Cam
pus Code as being weak because
there is no written definition of a
"lady" or "gentleman."
Many students, perhaps, share
this opinion. When the dust cloud
finally settles, however,' and the
student judicial ; system is com
pletely revised, we hope such of
fenses as are now considered Cam
pus Code violations will not be
The conception of lady-like or
gentlemanly conduct changes
from year to year and even from
situation to situation within a -
'The beauty of the Campus
Code lies in the fact that it pro
vides for a student to be tried by
his piers and judged according to .
an up-to-date set of values accept
ed by his fellow students.
The ever-changing interpreta
tion of the words "lady" and
"gentleman" provide a challenge
for the members of our student
courts. The challenge has been
met in the past, and it will con
tinue to be met so long as students
appreciate the system enough to
want it preserved.
We hope the code is not
. Then, all of a sudden, a half
dozen kids, were snapped up and
'. kicked out of school for doing what
had . been an accepted practice
since the first day they came to
. Why were they suspended?
We can find two factors which
might have prompted , the admin
istration's action. First, the stu
dents had broken a civil law,
thereby falling short of University
standards of conduct.
- But students break civil laws
when they cruise down the high
. ways at 80 m.plh.,. when they
take a snort of booze at a football
game. How many students have
been suspended for speeding, or
even for, reckless driving? How
many have been suspended for
getting intoxicated in Kenan Stad
ium and having to be borne out on
the shoulders of their buddies?
No, we don't really think the
fact that the students had broken
the law got them suspended. We
believe the . determining factor,
sadly enough, was public opinion
within the state.
Most of the state's newspapers
took great joy in prominently dis
playing, accounts of the "UNC
drug scandal." People got excit
ed. In short; there was a big stink.
So the University "had to do .
. It's about time the University,
administration stood up to the
state of North Carolina and sound
ed a loud, firm, "Get off our
The University is not the Pres
ident of the United States it
doesn't have to make its decisions
on the basis of a Gallop Poll.
V Statements recently released
by. medical authorities indicate
'i that t Stimulant: "drugs" :can have
phannful; physicalandmental ef
fects . Students are beginning to
realize the danger involved. Let a
policy be made and let it be abid
ed by. Let the University take
care of itself without so much in
fluence from those people who N
know nothing about UNC except
what they read in right-wing peri
This is not an endorsement of
dexadrine. Nor is it a plea that
the administration and student ju
diciary allow the use of stimulant
drugs to run rampant on campus
as they have in the past,
It is, rather, a sad reminder of
eight students two of whom,
plan to appeal their cases who
probably won't maintain their ci
vilian status much longer. Their
1-S classification was taken away
from them. We think it was taken
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THe Mltf TAR HEEL
By RICK STEPHENS
The United States has for a
long time espoused the i d e a
that the country burdened
with economic plight is the
country that might find Com
The people of Laos and Viet
Nam are not interested in
ideologies but in a more
viable homeland where starva
tion and famine are not so
If this is the problem that
must be eradicated before the
words freedom and democracy
have any meaning in these
studies' must be undergone
that will determine how poor
or underdeveloped these coun
tries really are.
Dr. Robert H. Stroup, a pro
fessor of economics at the
University of Kentucky, com
pleted the field work on such
a study in July, 1964, and has
since been tabulating the re
sults that will provide a base
from which other studies can
With the backing of a $30,892
grant from The Agency for
ment, Stroup traveled to South
Viet Nam in October of 1963
and began the first known
attempt by either the United
States Operations Mission to
Viet Nam or the Vietnamese
Government to secure data of
income and expenditure pat
terns representative of the
The Rural Income Expendi
ture Sample Survey of 1964 en
compassed 2,910 households
from 29 provinces in South
Viet Nam. The Central High
lands Region was excluded
from the survey, "because the
people in this region are not
South Vietnamese but primi
tive mountain people who
don't even speak the language
"The survey was aimed at
the rural people because of
the lack of any information
concerning their income or
spending habits but also be
cause these are the people we
must win over in Viet Nam "
Stroup said. '
.."There are few indications
tnat the rural people are get
ting any of the aid going to
South Viet Nam and it is im
perative that they do," he
Stroup worked in. conjunc
tion with people from several
, Vietnamese Government Agen
cies and they amassed statis
tics that indicate a poor rural
populace that reaps its in
come from agricultural activi
ties and that spends most of
its money on food.
According to the preliminary
report released in July 1965
the average household income
of the sampled Vietnamese is
roughly $229 U. S. a year and
the per capita figure is about
$42. U. S.; these figures are
, based on the official ratio of
$73 VN: $1 U. S.
However, the people in
South Viet Nam are not so
poor because the land is con
ducive to easy living, Stroup
explained. The houses are huts
that never need heat and that
are rented for as little as $50
VN a year. Fuel is needed only
for cooking and lighting. Fruits
and vegetables, which consti
tute a large part of their
diet are grown quickly and
easily. So the figures are de-
About 76 per cent of the in
come is derived from farming
and farm-based activities.
Most of the rural Vietnamese
live in hamlets (plots of
land) and engage in rice
farming. The rest of the total
receipts are made up of non
farm wages, income from
commercial fishing, and cash
from relatives. The most in
comeand resource wealthy
region is South Viet Nam
West where the Mekong Delta
lies. South Viet-Nam Central
is the most deprived region in
Well, on what does the South
Vietnamese spend his money?
"Nearly 77 per cent of the
cash expenditures go toward
f o o d, shelter and clothing.
Very, little : of r this" goes T forr
clothing or shelter mnst nf ,if
guea lor iooa. vraey , spend
more for smoking and chew
ing than they do-for educa
tion," Stroup said.
When the hamlet people were
interviewed and asked what
they would do . with a given ad
ditional income, a huge major
ity said they would buy food
and clothing. If they had no
restraints they would buy
land or build a house. A s
their income increased more
would go for land and housing
than for-food and clothing.
The rural people are bur
dened with debts mostly ori
entated toward their land and
their business farming. Many
people interviewed either did
not know the interest being
charged on their loans or fail
ed to put it on the form given
them. The figures show that
over half the households owed
debts, and that little was being
done to decrease their indebt
edness. Stroup had some non-economic
comments about these
people , that are alarming but
"These people are not very
mobile and, unfortunately,
their interests seldom extend
any further than their own
hamlet. They , are' rsensifcive'
i people who often are; mptivat
ed" by the trivial and- insigni
ficant. " If the V- military let
their ducks roam through
their hamlet they don't like it
and may hold a grudge.
"But the people in the low
lands are not communist sym
pathizers and they hate the
mountain people in the high
lands who are."
South Viet Nam is still a
remote . country and the Tea
son for our military being
there may be vague and the
logic remote but we are not
without some knowledge about
our allies there: the rural
Millions of students have re
turned to classes, and college
physicians and nurses soon
will be faced with long lines
of ? young men and women
complaining 'of.' feeling tired
and listless and having other
difficult-to-pin-d own symp
toms. Some students will simply
be suffering from laziness. But
many others will have a legi
timate reason for 'back - to
school slump' infectious mo
nonucleosis a common back-to-school
disease which in the
past has been more difficult
to diagnose than to treat.
A theory that "mono" is
transmitted by close personal
contact has ; led college stu
dents romantically to call it
the "kissing ; disease." Yet
when it strikes infectious mon
onucleosis can be one of the
most miserable experiences in
a student's life. Recovery can
be slow and every day lost
from school can endanger
grades and play havoc with
Experts have found that it
can be an indicator of emo
tional stress. Recent studies
conducted by the Tulane Uni
versity School of Social Work
in New Orleans revealed that
high, school and college stu
dents who were being treated
for mono were momentarily
depressed at the time they
became ill. Thus, mono beV
comes a trigger for drop-outs,
an excuse for postponement of
In addition mono is also a
serious problem because of
its ability to mimic other ail
ments including appendicitis
and hepatitis. . One authority re
ports that no fewer than 29
separate maladies can be mis
taken for mono if diagnostic
procedures are imprecise.
These ailments may call for
exploratory surgery to verify,
or potent drugs for treatment,
while the usual treatment for
mono is three to six weeks'
bed rest, aspirin and gargles.
Therefore, because of the
possibility of a mono patient
being subjected to the risk of
being diagnosed and treated
incorrectly, physicians have
been searching for a quick and
accurate test to confirm or
rule out the disease.
The Tulane study further in
dicates the need for early de
tection of the disease since
postponement of needed bed
rest adds to the stress and
makes for emotional as well
as physical complications.
This year, however, it will
be less difficult for school
health officials to tell whether
a listless student is discourag
ed about his exams, malinger
ing, seriously ill or another
.victim of mono. -
Pharmaceutical research has
come up with an important
new development the "Mono
Test" a simple, inexpensive
diagnostic test which quickly,
and happily for the patient, re
veals the presence of mono in
only two minutes. Using the
new test, physicians can now
immediately order bed rest
and spare the patient further
diagnostic procedures and de
lay in treatment.
In addition, this new diagnos
tic test is inexpensive. To
screen an entire school or
university class costs only
about one dollar per student.
Before the introduction of this
quick screening method it
would have been almost un
heard of to test a large num
ber of students because con
ventional diagonostic techni
ques were too expensive and
too time consuming.
II Hears No One
, So I cried.
After all, it kept happening.
I just sat there,
Thinking of it passing by, never stopping.
I yelled with all my eyes,
But it kept on.
And so I moved,
Because maybe it wasn't happening there;
But it was,
And it kept moving away.
I grabbed at it, . . "
Screaming because it didn't exist;
And I couldn't hold it,
As it kept going forward.
I tried to kill it, '
Only It wasn't really alive,
And it hurt so much,
Because it always moved on.
If only it had hair,
. Or maybe fingers,
But it didn't,
' - And it kept running.
I tried to block it,
Tried to seal the room,
But it left through the wall,
And kept right on going.
And so I ask you, people:
Please help me stop it.
I can't, it doesn't understand, doesn't want to.
And it keeps marching on.
End Is Near For
Rep. Adam Powell
In the history of the U.S. Congress it is very rare
when either, the Senate or the House decides to turn
against one of its own members and attempts to strip
him of his power and personal dignity. The last time
such an event of great importance happened was dur
ing the early 1950's, when the Senate slowly turned
against Sen.-Joseph McCarthy and finally censured
him. zi'-'X- '- ---- ;vVv;fi .wv, .-.'.fJ(.,.. -'. u i
We saw; a slight reculrrance of! this! proces
without the ignominious circumstances surrounding
.. , . . . -
uie case, wnen president Johnson had
several representatives expelled from
the Democratic Party and stripped of j
their committee power because they
supported Barry Goldwater in the 1964 ;
Now the slow and ugly process of i
disgrace is finally claiming the posi-
. ivep. Aaam uiayton Powell, the
New York Democrat who represents Harlem Powell
who is chairman of the House Education arid Labor
Committee, has finally so shocked his colleagues that
a group of them are seeking to take away all his
power as a committee chairman.
Rep. Sam M. Gibbons (D-Fla.) will propose some
rule changes when the full committee meets tomor
row which, if adopted, would strip Powell of his pow
ers and divide them up among the six subcommittee
chairmen No one as yet is willing to predict the out
come of the vote, but both opponents claim they will
be able to carry the field. .
Powell's excesses have to be seen on oaDer tn ho '
believed Within the past year, he has not been pres
en on the House floor for 164 of the 218 roll-call votes
held Using government funds, he has taken innumera ble
business trips, or rather vacations, to the Ba- :
hamas, Puerto Rico and Europe, all in the company
of an attractive female companion. The situation III :
caused much consternation Long the toSoub
I as well as in Mrs. Powell, w!o isyf '
He has. judiciously evaded the law in New York
pay" Hariem8 V t order le musi
pay a Harlem widow over $150,000 in damaees for '
slander Powell's elaborate process of avTidfrig the ;
courts has incurred the wrath of more than one judge
He iVal brUgfht diSgrace uPn the Hi
He also notorious for the high-handed manner
in wfcch he treats staff personnel and govern"
. tU.f thes cnaracteristics are bad enoueh but
wos rre r voted
byPoweUasa-rarfst." ' " bee" denod :
i. f3m ?ffers his inedible proposal,Pow--?
ell said last week, "I want the American people To -;
w:rkho-Negr t6rmiteS "awl ut -
cZZ - "the .T.
In the light of his past performances, the AmerfS
can people should hope, at least for Harlem's sake:
that these rule changes are enacted. Poweirs brand of"
corruption has no place in the United Stlt Congress 1
and.it is a sad thing that a man of his type could'
even hold office in the twentieth century
tJl 'ichanges a" Passed, we can be surei'
hat three forths of the Congress will stand by, shake
fteir heads and say, "It couldn't happen to n