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Thursday, October 27, 1966
THE DAILY TAR HEEL
-Jfh Our Opinion . .
j Call A Spade A Spade And
! Call A Gimmick A Gimmick
fcI Still Think A Cup-Cake Sale Would Be Better!'
Phil Kir stein
l Seldom in the long history of
j journalism has a headline on a
j story been more thoroughly con-
fusing than one that appeared on
the front page of yesterday's
And, fittingly, seldom has a
; story deserved its headline to be
so ludicrously uninformative.
The case in point was an arti
; cle announcing a "meet the coach
I es" reception to be sponsored by
I the Student Party candidates for
I freshman class offices. The Jiead
was originally written one col
umn wide, three lines, and should
'have said, "Meet Coaches Time
Set By SP Candidates."
But, in the mechanical process,
Jone line of the head was lost and
the other two were reversed. So,
.the final printed product read,
I "Time Set By Meet Coaches."
We noticed the head, and a se
I ries of emotions ensued. First we
; were puzzled: What in the world
is it supposed to say? Then we
; were embarrassed: Oh my God,
we've goofed this one up good.
Next came amusement: This is a
riot! Finally came disgust.
; We like to see candidates with
fa solid, worthwhile platform. We
rlike to see candidates believe in
Uheir platform. We like to think
candidates will carry through with
I their campaign promises.
But, as we see it, it's more
sthan a little pretentious for can
didates to initiate a program from
I a platform before the election is
Poor Frank Hodges. He just
' can't win.
' He's been an avid worker in
Student Government and the Stu
ident Party ever since he first-set
foot on the campus.- He has been
chairman of his party and ' has
served in Student Legislature as
chairman of the Judicial Commit
tee. He was appointed Men's Attor
ney General last spring by the stu
dent body president. But he came
'.within a hair's breadth of failing
'to have his appointment approved
j Finally, he got settled down in
3iis job of attorney generalizing
'championing the cause of honor
;and honesty and, lo and behold,
someone came along and stole a
paper weight and pen set off the
fresk in his office.
: He got over that in a few days,
pnly to have his umbrella snitch
ed on a particularly rainy after
noon. He recovered from that, too.
ow he is laid up in his rack with
Get well, Frank. We're dying
for you to get back on the job just
to see what else will happen.
I From Back Issues
! (Issues that made the news in The
Daily Tar Heel on this date five, io, and
15 years ago.)
i Oct. 27, 1881
! Gentlemen do NOT prefer blonds!
At least Carolina gentlemen don't.
They like dark hair better.
In a recent DTH survey 59 of the
men interviewed chose dark hair; 35.5
chose blond; and red heads rated 4.5.
j But light-haired or dark, 64 of Car
olina's men want their girls to have
short hair with simple styling say: "A
girl with short hair can primp up easily
after we park."
j Oct. 27, 1956
t William C. Friday yesterday official
ly took over as Consolidated University
He was unanimously elected to the
position by the full Board of Trustees,
which met in special session in the Hall
of the House to approve his nomination.
I Oct. 27, 1951
i If you're annoyed by clanging bells
at ungodly hours, don't complain to the
neighbors. See Dean Spruill. He sets
-7-The-South, Building bell is motor syn
chronized to ring at set intervals. There
is no such thing as a weird little demon
who dashes to the tower, pulls the rope
and chuckles, just to annoy YOU!
even held, to initiate a program as
'freshman Student Party candi
dates in the November 8 election."
It's even more ridiculous to
start the wheels turning for a pro
gram that is set to take place two
weeks after the election. Or may
be its just loads of self-confidence.
Or, then again, maybe it's just
a gimmick to get free publicity in
On the surface, it looked like a
valid enough news story. Fresh
man candidates care about fresh
man athletics. They have the sup
port of the athletic department all
But what about a quote like this
"One plank of the SP fresh
man platform is full support of the
freshman athletic program. We
feel this is one of the many ways
of doing this."
Well, if the SP candidates don't
win, let's hope their opposition
also thinks this is a fine program.
If they don't, it might provide for
some high class embarrassment
in freshman athletic circles.
"We appreciate the SP efforts in
this field . . ." the freshman ath
letic director said.
What could he be expected to
say? Of course the athletic depart
ment appreciates any help it gets
from student organizations in fur
thering its athletic programs.
But how much would the ath
letic department appreciate the
Student Party's use of its (the ath
letic department's) official pres
tige as a virtual endorsement of
If a candidate wants to win an
election on this campus, we'd ad
vise him to get out and start
knocking on doors and shaking
hands instead of spending his time
starting programs that should be
started after the election.
And to the party braintrusts,
who, if they did not sponsor the
idea, no doubt engineered its ap
pearance in the public spotlight,
we invite them and their peers
from the UP to keep them com
ing if that's the way you think it
should be done.
If you've got a program you
want publicized, we will publicize
it for you. But if hidden motives
are no more secluded than those
in this specific instance, we have
but one choice of action.
We'll call 'em like we see 'em.
Better Than Ban
Johnny Carson, chatting the
other night with one of his guests
who was a prognosticator, perked
up when he heard the gentleman
predict that within a very few
years someone would invent an
oral contraceptive pill to be taken
"Oh good," Carson quipped.
"That will take the worry out of
74 Years of Editorial Freedom
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Tom Clark, Business Manager
Scott Goodfellow, Managing Ed.
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Bill Amlong News Editor
Ernest Robl .. Asst. News Editor
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Bob Orr Asst. Sports Editor
Jock Lauterer Photo Editor
Chuck Benner ... .... Night Editor
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Lynn Harvel, Judy Sipe, Don
Campbell, Cindy Borden
.. . - Staff Writers
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Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
Far be it from us to rock
the normally smooth - sailing
UNC boat, however something
has become blantantly obvious
which forces us to abandon
our academic cubbyholes and
take up the banner of anti
We were thunderstruck and
heartbroken as our beloved
Tarheels lost tfrjir third game
of the young season, to the
Deamon Deacons of Wake
Forest College, but we can
still be proud of our fighting
coaching staff and squad of
forty of America's finest.
These men dedicated a week
of hard work, missed aca
demic opportunities and sleep
less nights in preparation for
the big homecoming game,
and lost through no fault of
our own; for as every big
time football fan knows, a
football team is but clay in
the hands of its rooting sec
tion, and the rooting section
can only be as good as its
We would never have taken
this matter into our own
hands if we didn't have the
feeling of a growing discon
tent among the various fac
tions of the Chapel Hill, aca
demic community. This seems
to be one issue devoid of ideo
logical considerations and one
which touches the hearts and
minds of all true Carolinians.
Have you ever seen a big
time football game on T.V.
and noticed the level of cheer
ing section excellence? Have
you noticed the originality and
seemingly unlimited variations
of cheers emulating from ma
jor college cheering sections?
As you watch the Tar Heels
fighting their hearts out for
us, don't you miss the mov
ing hysteria you experienced
vicariously watching a big
time cheering section on T.V.?
We don't want to point fin
gers, but we honestly don't
believe the cheering section
leader has done his part by
dedicating a week of hard
work, sleepless nights, etc.,
in preparation for his crucial
task of aiding the Tarheels in
their quest for victory. Don't
you, as a cheering section
member, get rather tired of
the three, grade school qua-
The Times On Paull
FROM THE RALEIGH TIMES
A university must offer pro
tection to its teachers and to
its students. If it doesn't do
that basic job, it is on dan
The university cannot pro
tect one group without, at the
very same time, protecting the
other. If it protects good teach
ers from outside influences it
is protecting the students who
must have good teachers. Just
as surely, the university is pro
tecting its good teachers if it
protects the students from
This whole matter is now
very jnuch in the center of
Chapel Hill's ever . active
stage. And, Chancellor J. Car
lyle Sitterson seems to have
acted in too much haste in
responidng to criticism from
off campus regarding what
did or didn't happen in a
freshman English class taught
by a graduate student. It is
true that, in reassigning t h e
graduate student to non - tea
ching duties Chancellor Sitter
son acted on recommendation
of a faculty advisory commit
tee. Members of that commit
tee said they were acting on
At last a majority of the
freshmen students involved say
that no one in University au-
Thh0rity . tllked them.
Those students felt that what
happened was a misunder
standing. They wanted the gra
duate student reassigned to
the class. They said the teach
er didn't assign a theme on
seduction. The poem which
was under study has been as
signed to countless freshmen
in countless colleges for count
less years. That poem didn't
all of a sudden become filthy.
If themes regarding it did con
tain four - letter words, either
the students misunderstood the
teacher or he told them to in
clude the words. The weight
of the evidence seems to point
The University should pro
tect students from a teacher
who deliberately forces his stu
dents to sit through repetition
of four - letter words just for
the shock of it. And, just as
surely, the University should
protect a teacher from hasty
decisions which could have
been based on less than full
Chancellor Sitterson has now
returned this case to the jur
isdiction of the English Depart
ment. There should now be a
full and absolutely complete
gathering of all the evidnce,
including a frank talk with
every student in the class at
the time the incident occurred.
In a way, this young teacher's
future is at stake. And, just
as surely, the future of the
University is at stake. There
must be no feeling in the fa
culty that any hysteria from
any outside source can bring
hasty raction from University
A full investigation might
well justify completely the ac
tion Chancellor Sitterson took
in reassigning this young tea
cher to non - teaching duties.
If so, all well and good, for
the Chancellor does have the
very clear duty of protecting
students from the irresponsi
ble or incompetent teachers.
On the other hand, it that full
investigation shows that what
happened was, at the worst,
an honest misunderstanding,
the Chancellor should say so
and should put this young tea
cher back in the classroom.
lity, cheer repertoire?
Even if you are in a half
drunk stupor. We thought that
possibly the leader was struck
with a case of early season
jidders in the State game
when all he came up with
was 'Giv 'em Hell Heels"
and "Go State, Go to Hell,"
which adequate as they may
be for fill-ins in times of
brief mental lapse, have no
place in the permanent reper
toire of a big time cheering
section leader, but when the
leader courageously embarked
upon the path of creativity
and innovation in the Wake
game and came up with
"Kill!," we were forced1 to
abandon our stand of passive
We also feel that it is
pathetic that our leader is
driven by a small-time fixa
tion that every cheer must in
clude at least one swear word,
with hell getting special con
sideration. Is our collective
vocabulary really so limited
that we are forced to degrade
ourselves to this level to ef
fect an appearance of cleber
ness? But we also have no place
in our hearts for he who cri
ticizes without suggesting al
ternative courses of action.
In a spirit of humbleness we
here present the following sug
gestions which we hope might
make a small contribution to
this confrontation and crisis.
1. Cheerleader of the week
plan During one quarter of
each game any Carolina stu
dent would be allowed to lead
his fellow Carolinians in the
quest we collectively pursue.
This would undoubtedly lead
to the originality and enthu
siasm we now so desperately
2. Mid-season vote of con
fidence with possible replace
ment by most popular cheer
leader of the week plan The
meaning of this long titled
plan is obvious enough to
eliminate the need for fur
3. Participation of our
cheering leader at the Red
lands school for pep leaders
(Layman's Committee for the
Evaluation of the Adequacy
of the Director of Enthusias
Hunting At Home
Editor. The Daily Tar Heel:
Re: "Carolina Gentlemen,
Girl Hunting Begins at Home."
The situation described in
your editorial exists. Who
knows better than the girls
themselves whether they are
The delicate male ego can
not sustain the trauma of a
refusal, so the men don't ex
tend invitations. The adage
"none but the brave deserve
the fair" is relevant.
If the fainthearted, unag
gressive Carolina graduate
men are representative, small
wonder our society is increas
Custom Of Toasting
Students at Carolina have been missing a golden
opportunity to express their feelings by not making
toasts before drinking. This old tradition of toasting
has almost disappeared from the Carolina scene.
The trend in toasts used to be a gauge of public
opinion in the pre-Gallop poll era. Though toasts are
no longer needed by politicians to guage their
strength, it would be foolish to eliminate them.
If the custom of toasting before every drink were
to be adopted, the toaster would be able to drive home
a point in the social setting with out starting an argu
ment. Toasts would cover all topics of current interest.
For the man on his way up in the State Department,
or for that matter anywhere in Washington, an ap
propriate toast might be, "Yeah LBJ, I'm with you
all the way."
If you should be drinking with a member of your
local Selective Service board you could use the old
favorite of so many of us, "How about another
draft?"There is no limit to the new toasts that imag
inative toasters will come up with.
Toasts do not, of course, have to apply only to
the draft or Viet Nam. The campus scene, with its' nev
er ending series of crises could be a constant source
of meaningful toasts.
The old stand-by for student activists (if there are
any on this campus) would be, "Till the new meeting
of CFI, May we have Peace and Tranquility."
The students who find themselves every few
months outside of South Building with a sign in their
hand might use, "May we always walk softly and
carry a big stick."
A reminder to girls dating at the "Lodge" is to
remember the toast, "To the next president of the
Student Body, Brother .. ."
The faculty has their own set of problems and
naturally would have their own toasts. Students
should be warned not to be surprised to hear their
English professors at the next football game make
the following, toast before taking a sip (of Coke, of
course), "May there always be other 'departmental
duties' to which I may be assigned."
Members of the history department, who can look
with pride to their colleagues who have moved to ad
ministrative positions in the University will use the
following toast, "Next year may we be in South
With the creativity and time put into toast crea
tion, it would be only fitting that . the drinkJbe the
.result of an equal amount of creativity'f''M'
The "Bob Powell," which should be consumed by
all education reformers who like the recipe, but is
mandatory for all presidential hopefuls, is the mix
ture of any liquors which are meaningful and rele
vant to the individual drinker and which can be made
There is no standard recipe for the drink named
after Dean Long as it changes every time it is made.
The "Jessie Helms" can be made with any clear
or white liquor except Vodka that will produce a dull
ing of the mind.
Hopefully a revived interest in the art of toasting
will take place on this campus which will enable all
students to drop their picket signs and petitions on
Saturday night without giving them the feeling they
are neglecting their duties as social critics.
Develop The Student
Ever notice how people take to certain athletes
who are outstanding at their games, and you hear
very little about the rest of the team. Well this can
also happen in the classroom.
In the classroom the one who seems to get an
over abundance of the coveted limelight is usually
overly opinionated and expresses himself quite
clearly, even to the point of showing he's mastered
the English language.
The professor is pretty much like the football
coach. He can let the student carry the ball on near
ly every play if he wants to, so to speak.
Well, fine. If this be the case and it is agreed
that speaking makes a good student, then why not
pull some of the second and third string off the bench
and let them carry the ball in. a discussion a few
Probably after they've felt the thrill of active
participation they may fight for that number one po
sition on the field, the classroom field that is.
One doesn't throw the good swimmer a life jacket
when the boat capsizes. Instead he throws the non
swimmers one first. The professor can easily throw
an academic life jacket by making it a point to en-
courage the seemingly uninterested student.
But the prof may say that is "high school." The '
student is mature enough now to do things on his own
without being prodded. Maybe so, but a professor is
also a teacher.
What we're suggesting is that the student who just
sits there be called on more often. Even if he does
goof and uses second-rate Spanish expressions he'll
Make him know his brain power is needed just
as much as the next person's.
Oil wells are there. They have to be drilled for.
Quarterbacks become quarterbacks because they
got a break somewhere along the line. The coach has
a lot to do with how long he sits on the bench.
Is the professor any different?