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Saturday. December 3.
In Our Opinion . .
ousing Changes Old Issue
eak Start For Campaign
THE DAILY TAR HEEL
Letter Writer Of The Week
Spring elections for Sludcnt Govern
ment officers are still some four months
away, but the campaign wheels are be
ginning to turn.
The recent UP move and SP coun
ter move concerning housing changes
offer a good opportunity to look at
some of each party's hopefuls for the
The man that started it all was
Tom Manley, a former SP candidate
for class treasurer who converted to
the UP and has served as a legislator
from that party. When he keynoted the
University Party nominating convention
in October, is was apparent that some
thing was in the wind. It is widely ru
mored that Bill Purdy, a shoo-in for
the UP presidential endorsement, has
hand-picked Manley as his running
mate. This is not to say that there
are not other hopefuls and strong con
tenders for that number-two nomina
tion. But, at any rate, Manley made his
move. And he didn't pick the best pos
sible situation to create an image of
himself as the protector of student in
terests. It has long been a known and
regretted fact that the University can
no longer build adequate housing for
women students and now not even
for men under the state's $3,000 per
occupant limitation. In order to ac
cept more women students, it has been
necessary to convert already - existing
men's residence halb into women's fa
cilities and build new ones for the
men. (Point of information, men's re
sidence halls can be constructed much
more cheaply than women's.)
The separation of men and women
to the north and south ends of cam
pus was a campaign issue last year.
Student Government has consulted the
administration, and the two are trying
to find- a solution to the problem. Pre
sident Friday, Chancellor. Sitterson and
other administrators have spent months
in organizing a plea to the state legis
lature to raise the $3,000 psr occupant
ceiling on residence hall construction.
It was announced a month ago that
members of the State Affairs Commit
tee plan to visit every state legislator
in his home over semester break .to,
explain the . students' interest in ' this
But for some reason, Manley deci
ded these efforts were insufficisnt, and
he set out to show everybody that the
men of Wolfe College are upset and
want something done. He and Purdy
have set up an appointment with Rep.
David Britt to solve all the problems.
As we see it, this move can be
nothing more than one designed for
pre-campaign publicity to arouse a fol
lowing. Purdy's part in the show
since he is not a resident of the afflict
ed college and has not been authorized
to speak in behalf of the student body
can be only the part of a candidate.
On the Student Party half of the
field, this was the first public move
on the part of Bob Travis to take over
the position to which he is zn assistant
this year. His recent election as chair
man of the SP won't hurt his chances
of getting the party nod for president
That he, in the absence of Student.
Body President Bob Powell and Presi
dential A siatant Eric Van Loon, should
formulate a statement explaining and
defending the Powell administration's
stand in the housing change squabble
was no more than routine.
But, after he explained what had
happened, he went on to say, "I would
like to take this opportunity, however,
to express both Bob Powell's and my
personal regret that a variety of rash
statements and irrational conclusions
about the motivations of the (universi
ty) administration have been voiced by
students representatives to the press."
To the bast of our recollection, this
is the first official "personal" state
ment Travis has made.
We are not condemning the indivi
duals in this disagreement for speaking
out. Certainly a more valid public is
sue one in which statements to the
press might have been effective
would have been preferable for use as
a campaign springboard. And we hope
no student has gotten th3 idea that he
might be kicked out of his room at
a moment's notice, or that no one
one knows or cares about the housing
But it's good to see the campaign
wheels begin to turn. The first move
was made by Manley. It was not a
very good move. Travis counter moved'
and came out looking a bit better than
his foe, and would have been even more
dazzling had ; Purdy not smoothed over
!'some; of his partner's statements. Elec
. jtionday issome four rioiiths away:3;
, There will be' many more, moves, ma-;,
ny more small victories and finally one
In the mean time, it will be inter
esting to watch for new faces in the
potential candidates gallery.
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TH Awards Of The Weel
Lizard of the Week: Any advis
or who won't allow his pre - reg
istering students to take five crip
Enthusiastic Coach of the
Week: To the Clemson freshman
basketball coach who, at Thurs
day night's game, sat completely
unmoving, - staring into space
through 40 minutes of basketball.
And who, when the game was ov
er, stalked off toward the dress
ing room, trying, almost success
fully, to dodge a handshake by
Mother Superior of the Week:
To Associate Justice Suzie Sharp,
who wrote the ruling that "brown
bagging" is, indeed, illegal. So
what else is new?
Most Quotable Quote of the
Week: To Laurel Shackelford
and Karen Burroughs who, writ
ing in a DTH series on the Caro
lina Battle of the Sexes, said,
"And girls must be willing to give
a little if you expect to get dates."
Letter to the Editor Writer of
the Week: Someone in Chapel Hill
who believes in the old adage that
"One picture is worth a thousand
words." We received a sheet of
8 1-2 x 11 white paper with the typ
ed words, "To: DTH Re: TCC."
Below was drawn the back side
of a left hand on which all fingers
except that one between the index
and ring fingers were tucked tight
ly into the palm of the hand.
This middle finger was extend
ed rigidly into the air. Because we
did not understanding the mean
ing of this picture, we are not
publishing it. If anyone in the
reading audience can explain such
a sign, please contact us.
Liquor Law Violator of the
Week: George Shultz, owner of a
Detroit bar, who was locked in the
rest - room of his establishment
for several hours yesterday while
thugs cleaned the pocketbooks of
incoming patrons. The bandits
had the kindness of heart to pass
liquor and potato chips under the
door from time to time for Shultz
and the cutomers who were lock
ed in with him. One of those con
fined told police, "The kept put
ting whisky and beer under the
door. We all drank because it was
all we had to do in there." Police
are seeking the men who took
some $1,200 from the customers.
They are also questioning Shultz
because he violated regulations in
drinking in his own bar.
Prosaic Protestor of the Week:
Tom Manley who, in complaining
about the transfer of men students
from Wolfe Residence College to
South Campus, referred to the
students being "summarily eject
ed", said the "herding around" of
students was "unfathomable" and
called the administration's actions
"pre - Victorian, ill - advised,
wrong, greatly insulting and
sadly characteristic of the anti
quated type of decisions to which
we have become accustomed."
Spread of the Week: To the
UNC basketball team which dom
inated a full - page article on the
ACC in this week's Sports Illustrated.
Leave Us Alone
Editor, the Dairly Tar Heel:
Lately it seems that the on
ly things people on this cam
pus can write about is the
K.A.'s float in the Beat Dook
parade, the Sigma Chi's poor
spirit, "runny grits," and the
campus enigma of the frater
nities. This is a constant criticism
which seems to flow freely
from the pens of our fellow stu- .
dents, and usually they deal
with the shame for all of the , ...
. Southern attitude .which, is dis-, , ,
'played by so many of the ig- ,
l7hdrant Southern students i on;3
" . this, campus '
So far as Herman Mixion,
and his runny grits, Phillip
Clay and his clear insult, John
Watts and his poor spirit story
about the Sigma Chi's sign and
the rest of the hogwash stor
ies I so happily get to gaze
over in the pages of the DTH
each dav. is getting real old
to a lot of people on this cam
pus. It seems to me that if they
resent so much of what goes
on down here that they could
find themselves another nice
place and get the hell out of
here, and maybe they could
find more sympathy f ojr
their constant bitches, and
leave the poor, ignorant South
erners alone to shrink into the
depths of human scorn all by
I doubt that I would fit into
their ideal society at all, but
I also doubt that they would
fit to damned well into mine
The Jim Hickey is dead sign
displayed a truth that was
known to everybody, the sweet
little black boys used in the
parade added a little flavor
(and not so much one of dis
crimination), and the so - call
ed black mark of the frater
nities on this University seem
to exist only in the minds cf
those poor fellows that didn't
quite make it and still can't
believe that there could be
some decent people living in
those old colonial houses which
harbor so much discrimination
and hatred towards their fel
low man. '
Although this feeling seems
to virtually disappear on a Sat
urday night when, by groves,
they migrate to the fraternity
parties to often completely ov-.
errun the house enjoying them
selves only to later return to
the sanctity of their dorms and
write about the terrible way
that we act, the shame of
our parties, and the black
mark that we make on this
Anyway, as long as Harry's,
the Balan Lounge, the library
bath room, and the good old
DTH are still around, I guess
they will find time to occupy1
themselves until their activa
.tion papers from CORE,-or the
S.D.S., or -the Student Peace
Union are returned to again
return them to a normal and
worthwhile life in this great
society that we all live in to
gether in complete and un
Dirty Men Blessed
Editor, the Daily Tar Heel:
Ah, but I agree with those
, Dirty Old Men and I .like
them, even if I am a wom
aii. . . perhaps because I'm
over 30. But may I add a post
cript to their tirae?
Back in my day (on a North
ern campus, granted, but sit
uations are essentially the
same), the real problem was
a lack of dirty old men. There
was a surprising number of
girls who not only laughed at
jokes on rarified wave lengths
but dared to make a few them
selves. They never laughed at an ac
cent, simply because it's not
polite. They couldn't care less
how much money a man might
make, as long as he had a
sense of humor and the milk
of human kindness in his soul.
But do you know what?
These wretched women were
inevitably pushed out of the
running by the fish - eyed gig
glers until, at last, they
seized their diplomas and rush
ed out into the working world
where, happily, there seem to
be ample numbers of appre
ciative dirty old men.
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Fred Thomas, Editor
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Slap me down ring-a-round.
Pointless order, a threat,
A pin through cloth.
Take the slum dissent out 'on him, her or me.
Beat that head with your billie stick, Prick.
Clobber, clobber, clobber!
Ah, you balloon man, without a mustache
To show you, too, are of a different kind.
Carried away with rationalized importance;
Why, Mr. Mayor, do you think there lurks,
In the streets,
A man who can beat defeat
By nudging the elite,
And taking his pay
from a man who wouldn't say
Take a look around. ...
' Peter Harris
More power to you, D.O.M.'s
of the student body. If you per
sist in your splendid and sin
cere avant - garde attitudes,"
you may manage to convert
some of the vast number of
Clean Young Men on campus
to your mature point of view.
And if enough of them con
vert; I guarantee you a startl
ing and rapid change in the
attitudes of campus woman
hood ... at least, I hope so.
Mrs. Larry H. McReed
(Editor's note This inter
esting little tale appeared in
the November edition of The
Mentor, a newspaper publish
ed and written by prisoners
of the Massachusetts Correc
tional Institution in Walpole,
Mass. The first edition was
the subject of a recent edi
torial column in the DTH by
the Associate Editor.)
Willie Sutton, formerly a
bank robber and currently an
inmate (serving a 30 - year
life sentence) at the Attica,
New York, prison, was recent
ly offered a job as a bank
guardby the president of a
New York bank.
In his letter, the bank pres
ident remarked that his insti
tution has been robbed four
times in the past twenty years
and $175,000 in depositors'
money has been stolen. (Sut
ton pleads not guilty on all
"It has occured to us," the
president wrote, "that your
long experience in the field
of bank robbery qualifies you
to try the other side of the
coin guarding a bank.
"We don't know what your
future plans may be, but
should you be in need of a
secure position once you are
released from prison, please
contact us. We have a good,
well-paying job guarding our
bank, and the job ris waiting
According to Willie who
bases his feeling on informa
tion supplied by the New York
correctional system the job
will have to wait quite a
while. Sutton, who was con
victed of a 1950 jewel rob
bery, wUl not be eligible for
parole until 1982.
"You are most kind," Sut
ton replied, "to make me this
offer the first time in my
life anyone ever suggested I
really belonged in a bank.
"However, I feel it is only
fair to tell you I will be 81
years of age at the earliest
tme I might he paroled and
six other states want me on
various other charges. So, you
will understand why . I must
decline at this time.
"Should my situation im
prove somehow (and should
your bank still be in business
and in need of a retired bank
robber as a guard) I'll con
tact you sometime about
twenty years from now.
To Education Apathy
run on thP university learn from the fraternitv
system? Not much, to be sure, but one point stands
thr, new pledge goes through a dpt.
t ;nci,7 training and socialization, where ho
lOU Ul lmcjui'v o iT
either learns to perform according to the standards of
the group, or is not aummcu ao iw mcmuer.
under great pressure to conform
j. lie p-"& - . -
and the goal of becoming a brother provides strong
motivation to do so.
The university is a place where people come to
prepare themselves for jobs in a complex society.
You get your diploma and go to work for a high sal-
But equally important is the function of socializing
the student into a society where man is expected to be
more and more responsible for his own destiny. If the
average citizen is not willing and able to take this
responsibility, those who have the talent and the de
sire will be glad to dictate to the rest who don't care
or don't know how to become involved.
UNC is failing in her responsibility to create an ar
ticulate citizenry. In fact, it seems that the frater
nitv svstem. which is run more or less by students
themselves, is doing a better job of creating a social
animal than this school, run by some of the best aca
demic talent in the south, is doing to create a ra
tional and political animal.
A college degree is easy to come by. It just means
four years of sitting on your tail and paying attention to
what the leader says (but don't talk back). Thus the
student is socialized into a bureaucrat who goes to
work and sits on his tail and listens to what the
boss says changing from "yes, professor" to "yes,
' The men who become bosses or even movers seem
to be the ones who have taken it entirely on their own
to develop initiative and articulation, no thanks to
their alma mater. ,
To be sure, it is important to have concensus in
a democracy, but when 90 per cent of the college
graduates, the people who have to direct the future of
this country, are reduced to a simple "yes, sir,"
there is something wrong.
College should create makers and doers, not ci
phers. A college degree should represent a student's
demonstrated ability to control his own intellectual en
vironment as well as being a prize in the mass chair
sitting marathon. ,
This implies an element of pressure and coercion
with graduation as the motivation. ; '
These purposes are of course achieved by some
students on their own initiative; here I am talking
mostly about the average student.
I have reached the half - way point in my under
graduate career. What have I really gotten from the
experience? A few facts. Not much else. I certainly
didn't learn to write in college. I haven't learned very
much about applying the few learned facts to the out
Sometimes. I think of college as just a waiting
period, waiting until they give me that paper so I
period, waiting until they give me that paper so I
can go do something. It's enough to turn a guy radical.
But, being an optimist, I'll go on, hoping that to
morrow things will get better. Maybe they will. I did
have one professor who defined some parts of the
real world, in an academic context. The course,
would you believe it, was Modern Civ 2. ,
This old man vividly (to use a mild word) show
ed us how the 18th and 19th centuries affect what we
think today and what is happening in the world to
day. I came out of that one with a new understand
ing of myself and the world of 1966 as well as an un
derstanding of some historical facts.
Some other professors too are doing in a less em
phatic manner some of the same things. The point is,
these people are bucking the "system" to do the
things they do, shocking some students and some
administrators. And there is still the lack of dia
logue caused by large classes.
We've got to start stimulating the student at the
freshman level. A bored freshman becomes an indif
ferent sophomore, and by the time he gets to the up
per classes he will be convinced that school is a drag
and not respond to the slightly more stimulating at
mosphere of advanced courses.
What to do? A lot of ideas have been tossed about,
so I'll throw a couple in the wind too.
1. To take some of the lecture load off the faculty,
mass lecture classes could be enlarged. In a class of
250 persons it is only possible to listen and take notes.
Would the student be able to do any less in a class
of 1000? The atomosphere would be exactly the same.
2. Such an arrangement would leave more quali
fied professors and instructors available to conduct
small club - like discussions in certain subjects. In
these classes each student might be expected to ela
borate verbally on textbook and other assignments.
The function of the professor might be to organize
and stimulate the discussion, critique the student's pre
sentation of the material, and provide his own back
ground for the topic. Like a pledge in a fraternity,
the student would be required to become actively in
voled in the learning process.
One or two courses like this per semester in the
freshman and sophomore year could work wonders
with a sleepy Joe College.
I think every freshman would be capable of pass
ing this type of course. It would be a very difficult
transition for some but it would make the initia
tion into the "brotherhood" of college graduates seem
ma little more of an accomplishment.