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THE DAILY TAR HEEL
Tuesday, November 1, 1966
In Our Opinion;..
Fraternity Blood Donation
Is True 'Service' Project
'Nonsense, Boy, It Won't Hurt A Bit!'
Fraternity members are
This is a charge frequently
wielded against men of the Greek
world accusing them of wearing,
saying and doing only the right
and "cool" things.
Now we find a case where the
Greeks are, indeed, becoming
"typed" people, and proudly so.
Members of the Inter - Frater
nity council yesterday were cata
logued and typed at the Memo
rial Hospital Blood Bank, initiat
ing a service project which will
render members of every social
fraternity on campus as "stand
by" blood doners.
IFC service projects tradition
ally have a two - fold purpose
: first, service; second, fraternity
I image promotion with emphas
is, all too often, on the latter.
V Picking up beer cans and trash
along the highways leading into
'Chapel Hill is a fairly good way
sto improve the image of Greek
(organizations. But that's about
all it accomplishes.
The first visible sign of a cam
pus political campaign is the
appearance of posters all over
The next visible sign is the
tearing down and defacing of
these posters by juveniles who
don't have enough money to go
out and drink beer and don't have
enough energy to engage in any
The third sign of campaign
time is the warning from the stu
dent courts that removal or de
facing of these posters is an of
fense against the student body and
jean be tried by the Honor Coun
cils. True to form, these three signs
have appeared. Now, it's difficult
jto say that what will be the next
Perhaps the dorm meetings.
It's Been Said
The Missus was about to start
the car. She fastened her seat
belt, then glanced at Mrs. Archie
Davis of Durham, who was ac
companying her. "Fastern yours,
too.," she said.
"All right, all right," said Mrs.
Davis as she buckled down. "If
you're that scared of your driv
ing, so am I."
1 Tyke was boarding carpool for
Ihe Little Red Schoolhouse and
ithe driver inquired why his sis
ier was not coming.
; He said, "My sister couldn't
tome because she can't go. When
she's able to go again, she'll
Best story of the month ap
peared in Carl Goerch's column
in the current issue of The State
It concerns one woman telling
another, "Grace, did you know
that your husband is running
around after other women?"
I "So what?" asked Grace.
? . "And you're not worried?"
I "Hardly. I've also got a dog
named Fido that chases cars,"
Grace explained. "And I know
(hat if he ever caught one, he
b6uldn't drive. So I don't worry
about either of them."
; Couple of lawyer friends, one
who went to old Wake Forest and
one who went to Carolina, sat
Side by side at Saturday's game.
During the closing minutes, the
Carolina man was hollering him
self hoarse. Then the final horn
"Remember the mama whale's
iiclvice to the baby whale," said
the Wake Forest grad. "It's only
when you're spouting that you get
' Billy Arthur
The Chapel Hill Weekly
The blood donation project,
however, is a gem of an idea for
a service project, and one which
definitely places the greater em
phasis on service.
Dr. Phillip P. Webster, pres
ident of the North Carolina Hemo
philia Foundation and professor
in the Dental School, explained
that the Memorial Hospital Blood
Bank is experiencing a shortage
of blood because Red Cross sup
plies are being used in Viet Nam.
Donating blood anywhere is a
worthwhile activity. But in Cha
pel Hill this is even more true in
light of the concentration of pa
tients from all over this state and
surrounding states who come for
treatment for hemophilia, leu
kemia and open heart surgery.
A fraternity member was pun
ning when he said, "This is a pro
ject that we can do straight from
Punning aside, however, we
believe it is a sincere and cer
tainly commendable project.
Perhaps the door - to - door hand
shaking. Perhaps the distribu
tion of leaflets under all the resi
dence hall doors.
We have one idea for the next
Destruction of campaign pos
ters is ridiculous. It is an expense
to the candidates- and, it is un
fair to the voting students who
should be aware of who the can
We'd like to see the fourth step
be the prosecution of persons who
are playing with the posters.
Given a couple such prosecu- -
tionsv maybe in future,; elections
we might be able' to eliminate the H
second and third signs of cam
paign time and move straight in
to the issue at hand selecting
. Meanwhile, boys and girls,
please don't mess with other per
sons' posters. They don't belong to
Heads, Read This
Candidates for class offices, at
tention. The Daily Tar Heel will pub
lish qualifications of all candi
dates and one platform for each
class from each party and inde
pendents. The platform may not exceed
The information concerning
past achievements and qualifica
tions and the platforms must be
in the hands of DTH Student Gov
ernment Reporter Lytt Stamps
no later than 6 p.m. Thursday
We prefer that party chair
men, or some other party repre
sentative, handle all the material
for his party's candidates and
present it all together. This is to
avoid the ommission of informa
tion on any candidate.
Any material not presented by
the 6 p.m. Thursday deadline will
be presumed not available, and
no allowance for late presentation
will be made.
74 Years of Editorial Freedom
Fred Thomas, Editor
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Scott Goodfellow, Managing Ed.
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Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
I have read with interest
the story of the Paull case as
it appeared in the Daily Tar
To my way of thinking, the
worst thing to come out of
this episode, and the unkind
est cut of all, is the battery
of disrespectful comments
about Chancellor Sitterson
made by your readers in the
, - I also feel that in great
. measure much of this unkind
nesg ' and disrespect was gen
erated s by what I would call
the over-sensitive, if not im
mature, reaction of the staff
of the Daily Tar Heel ex
pressed in print.
I believe a lot of people on
the UNC campus owe Chan
cellor Sitterson an apology.
Chancellor Sitterson does
not represent the student body
exclusively, nor the faculty
exclusively nor the taxpayers
exclusively. His job if the tre
mendous one of steering a
great university to the tender
satisfaction of all three in
terested parties in quest of
the American ideal. Accord
ingly, this same obligation de
volves upon each of his fac
A logical extension of this
premise is that no faculty
member, contrary to what
many think has a right, in the
so-called name of academic
freedom, or some such other
trumped-up carte blanche, to
manipulate a classroom situa
tion in any manner which is
contrary to the spirit or the
tone of this institution of
which he is a member. A
good teacher has the ability to
sense out this spirit or tone.
Further, certain ethics are
part and parcel of the an
cient profession of teaching.
One of these, and this is par
ticularly true of public edu
cation, is that a teacher does
not have the right to try to
impress his moral code or his
non - academic domain of
thought on the minds of his
The master teacher is he
who can discern the distinc
tion between what is and is
not academic. Soap boxes
were for those who cannot see
A classroom is composed of
many individuals, some with
refinement, some without,
some with a conservative ap
proach to life, some very
avant garde. To disregard
this fact is a cross betrayal of
the fundamental obligation
and duty of the teacher to all
his students as well as his ul
timate employer, the public.
Chancellor Sitterson may
have perhaps proceeded oth
erwise in this case. The rea
son he did not can doubtless
be attributed to his concern
that a member of his staff
had violated the trust men
An educator of Chancellor
stature does not need a daily
reminder of what academic
freedom is or is not. His in
terpretation of academic free
dom has been formed from
years of experience and has
withstood the test of his peers
The North Carolina taxpay
ers as a body politic which
elects its legislature, will de
termine the shape, color, size
and intrinsic value of the prod
uct of this university.
Instructor Paull's interpre
tation of academic freedom
may perhaps not be the same,
and is therefore legitimately
subject to question.
A. J. Divito
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
We would like to express
our views concerning the let
ter of October 27 about our
First, we want to express
our appreciation to the folks
who are so fully behind us as
the season progresses. The
writers of the aforementioned
letter were surely complimen
tary to our squad, and we
want it to be known that we
sincerely are grateful.
However, concerning "the
growing discontent among the
various factions of the Chapel
Hill Academic Community,"
that is, about our cheerlead
ers, we would like to express
our opinion on this matter,
We truly appreciate the ef
forts and job done by our
cheerleaders, . and we would
like to mention a few things
of which the "Chapel Hill aca
cemic community" is evident
ly not aware:
1) They have done the best
job organizing pep rallies
that we have seen while we
have been here at UNC;
2) The cheerleaders are al
ways present to send the
team off when we leave for
3) They (and this is t h e
most interesting point) are al
ways present to greet us upon
returning home from away
games, regardless of the out
come of the games!
4) They have, as a result of
the initiative of our head
cheerleader, taken a tremen
dous interest in the squad on
a more personal basis. Each
Thursday, the entire group of
cheerleaders comes to the Ath
letic Caefteria at Ehringhaus
and eats lunch, "shoots the
bull", and becomes better ac
quainted with the guys they
are cheering for on Saturday.
The "repertoire of cheers"
really makes little difference
to us; during the course of a
game, the thing we appreciate
most is the awareness that
the students are behind us the
entire 60 minutes!
Finally, let us again empha
size our appreciation to the
writer of the letter of October
27, for he is truly behind us
all the way. But let us also
emphasize our appreciation to
the cheerleaders for their
tremendous job thus far this
The Tri-Captains and
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
The statement of the house
adviser of the athletic dormi
tory at UA with regard to
their . .Roman. . .or Greek
statues" is, indeed, a classic
of naivete, but your editorial
comment about Ursula An
dress in a "G-string" shows
that you have not understood
what is wrong with it.
The statues are obscene pre
cisely because "they're all
The Greeks and Romans
realized that a nude body
completely nude has little
erotic interest. By the same
token, Ursula Andress, sans
"G-string," would not be ob
scene. What is painfully obvious is
that the little "G-strings" on
UA's seven-foot "visible men",
add a certain note of coyness1
to the statues which is highly
reminiscent of the pictures in
the homosexuals' magazines
you see on the newstands.
In short, it is the "G-string"
that turns the "beef" into
T. A. Cabarga
(Editor's note The following
gem of a letter appeared in
the Oct. 28 edition of the
Greensboro Daily News. It's
too good for our readers to
Editor of the Daily News:
For many months now I
have been getting your paper
since the "Raleigh News Dis
turber" turned my stomach
on some of their disgusting
editorials and limited news co
verage. Now it seems your
paper has caught the same
I resent your recent editori
al on Oct. 20, "Score One For
WRAL." I think WRAL is the
only decent TV station operat
ing in this territory and I
think a durn sight less of
your paper for condemning
them too. Nearly all of you
newspaper editors are just
alike. Condemn anyone that
stands up for what is right
and decent, and condone such
that is immoral, illegal and
WRAL may not be absolute
ly correct all the time in their
news coverage but IH say
they do their very best to in
form the public correctly.
As for what goes on over
at "Communist Hill" (UNC) I
wouldn't put anything past
that bunch. Remember the
old saying, "Where there's a
lot of smoke, there's got to be
I just thank God that there
is one good television station
left for our children to watch
and that there are. some good
God-fearing men like Mr.
Helms left too, because IH
tell you, they are few and far
Some day you liberals, as
well as them in Washington,
are going to have to answer
to God. What will you say?
S. P. SMITH
Sanford, N. C.
Students Cheated By
Students are being had. Their education is not
preparing them for the world in which they live.
About four years ago, a majority of American stu
dents did not know the difference between North and
South Vietnam and many did not even know in what
continent they were located. (How many students to
day understand the background to the Arab-Israeli
disbute, the issue of Southwest Africa and the revo
lutionary ferment in Guatemala?)
Less than a quarter of American students today
have any inter-disciplinary courses. (How many sci
ence and engineering majors feel they have an ade
quate appreciation of the creative and performing
arts? How many history of psychology majors could
use or understand how others use a computer?)
For the most part, when students' values change
in college, the change is seldom due to the influence
of the curriculum. (How many students understand
that what they are learning today will be outmoded
by the time they are middle-aged? How many college
students become sufficiently committed to self-education
to continue their pursuit of knowledge with
equal earnestness after the incentives of grades and
a diploma have vanished?)
The problem is not that the traditional curriculum
is bad. On the contrary, the present liberal arts and
sciences curriculum is far superior to the classical
studies of a century ago rhetoric, theology, mathe
matics, Greek, and Latin all taught by rote.
In addition to traditional and valued goals passed
on to them by their parents' generation, students in a
new age have new expectations.
Today's students expect colleges to treat them
not only as Americans but also as citizens of the
world a world threatened with complete destruction
if young people do not learn to make it safe for diver
sity and democracy.
Today's students expect colleges to treat them not
only as budding specialists in academic disciplines
but also as full human beings who must even now at
tempt to make judgments in all spheres of knowledge.
Too often students have to wedge independent thinking
into the free moments between volumes of required
reading and sheafs of term papers.
Today's students expect colleges to treat them as
young, sometimes eager minds awaiting the wisdom
of learned professors. But that is not enough students
expect to be viewed as practicing adults who want
to become involved in the process of experimenting
with faster ways to find understanding and better
ways to apply it.
Few freshmen have entered college without the
hoe of greatly .improving, themselves and in the pro
cess their society. On the other hand, no institution is
as capable as the American college or university, of
so dramatically crushing these precious expectations.
Something is drastically wrong.
For all the money spent on higher education the
curriculum of American colleges and universities re
mains internationally provincial, academically sim
plistic, and subtly stifling of the new expectations stu
dents bring with them through their innocent and hon
est appreciation of problems with which they live.
Until the administration, and, more importantly,
the faculty, understand how they are misusing their
authority, most students are not likely to play much
of a role in their own education, much less in educa
tional policy formation.
No one questions that faculty members know more
about their subject matter than do their students. On
the other hand, it is often the individual student who
best knows whether or not he is learning.
It is the student who best knows when he cannot
understand what a professor is saying or when he
already knows everything that is being discussed.
It is the student who best knows whether a course
is stimulating him to learn more about a subject
or whether it is boring him to death.
It is the student who can best formulate those fun
damental and personal questions so bothering him
that he cannot readily proceed to other academic
It is the student who can best evaluate when he
is beginning to integrate the process of learning with
the problems he continually confronts in his life.
The major problem with American higher educa
tion is that the teaching of subject matter has been
confused with learning subjects that matter. The fac
ulty and to some extent the administration have
built curriculum models around the goal of teaching
a particular subject or variety of subjects. They have
assumed, often falsely, that this is the way in which
students can learn most effectively.
Worse yet, students themselves too often assume
that whatever they learn in a lecture or a seminar
is the best educational experience they could have
had. Occasionally, a student will get mad enough to go
in and tell a teacher that a course is really poor or
could be improved. Often a student will sit through a
class thinking what a waste it is. But how many stu
dents will take it upon themselves to make their class
es better? For the most part, this is just not done.
Students just don't care or else assume mistaken
ly that their teachers know how they should learn as
well as what they should learn. Or perhaps their
weak position in the academic structure breeds fear
Well, that's a helluvan education.
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