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Library trials Xintts Carol Sing The third annual Communi ty Christmas Concert and Ca rol Sing will be held this after noon at 3 in Hill Hall. Featur ed will be a boys' choir, in ternational folk dancers, the Young People's Orchestra and an old-fashioned carol sing. Admission is free. Student Body President Bob Powell and three other stu dents will discuss the propos ed amendment at tonight's meeting of the Student Party. The meeting is at 7 in Ger rard Hall. Others on the panel are Frank Hodges, George Krichbaum aad Arthur Hays. t ; Mm. ill 6To Write Well Is Better Than To Rule' Volume 74, Number 72 CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11. 1966 Founded February 23. 1893 TlMi It's A New War In Mekong Delta BEN LUC, Vietnam (AP) Three sniper bullets whined through the rice that was rip ening in the sun. Men of the U. S. infantry squad fell to their knees, the platoon com mander cursing quietly. The snipers obviously were holed up in a village hidden in coconut groves and banana trees 800 yards across the shimmering paddy fields. Any where else in Vietnam the Americans could call in artil lery, and maybe an air strike, to chase the snipers away. But this was the Mekong River delta, a new kind of war for the U. S. troops in Viet nam. They had to take the village the hard way. The infantrymen, from the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 25th Division, were operating out of Ben Luc, a district town 20 miles south of Saigon on the northern edge of the Me kong delta. The U. S. troops at Ben Luc are evaluating conditions in the delta before large num bers of American forces move ing. The village and the snipers up ahead were, a typical obsta cle for the U. S. troops. They had reached the area after a morning that began in pouring rain at their base camp in Ben Luc. They moved down to the Vaico Oriental River that bisects the north delta, then climbed into Viet namese navy craft that took them five miles upstream. From there, the . unit plung ed into the coconut groves and the paddy fields, wading Frosh Meet, Swap Ideas On Problems By MIKE McGOWAN DTH Staff Writer Representatives from the freshman classes of six North Carolina colleges and univer sities met with UNC freshmen here Saturday to discuss com mon problems in the schools. The meeting, the first of its kind, was attended by the freshman officers from North Carolina A&T, North Carolina College Duke Univ., UNC-G, N. C. State and Guilford College. . . The officers hope to gam in sights in alleviating the prob lems at their schools through the discussion sessions, UNC freshman president Bland Simpson said. In his opening statement, SimDSon added, "As freshmen we find existing problems with which no other class is con fronted: orientation, standard ized curriculum, restrictions on social privileges. "As the youngest and most excited groups of our respect ive campuses, we posses the enthusiasm and vital interest to at least try to do something to better our own situation and that of those who will follow us." Later, Simpson praised his presidential assistant Ted Gef fen for his "excellent" job in planning the meeting. After Simpson's statement, the meeting separated into two committees. The smaller, composed of class presidents, was moder ated by Simpson. The other discussion was led by Jean Roberts, social chairman of UNC's freshman class. The presidents centered their discussion on structural prob lems of class government while the other group discussed more specific problems per taining to freshmen. Problems receiving most at tention in the larger commit tee were transportation diffi culties for freshmen, social an finance functions, and wom en's rules. Class organization and UNC's residence college system were also discussed. In the presidents' meeting, the representation of freshmen in campus affairs was one to pic of primary interest. Freshmen should make "a concerted effort" to gain more equitable representation at all schools, Phil Pleasant of Guil ford said. After the committee meet ings, the group met again to compile information for each of the delegations. In this, final session, the officers agreed to a spring conference to be held at Duke University. waist deep through canals, searching for Viet Cong sup plies cached in sampans hid den in reeds and poking at stacks of rice straw. The mud caked on their trousers and their forearms. At times, the heavy-weapons men got bogged in swamps and had to be pulled out by their buddies. Moving through the paddy fields was slow work. The hard dike's were good footpaths, but too dangerous. Snipers 1,000 yards across the flat rice fields could pick them off. The three whirring bullets indicated that the snipers were trying. Elsewhere in Vietnam, standard operating procedure is to pour in artillery and air strikes on snipers. In the del ta, however, the test units have been ordered not to do this. Too many innocent people live in the villages. To bring heavy fire down upon them might kill scores. So the 25th Division troops deployed along the paddy field edges, firing bursts from their M16 automatic rifles as they moved forward. A few more staccato sniper shots rang cut. The forward. American elements ran into the village, dodging around the large, earthenware water pots, running through the thatch roof houses looking for the snipers, lifting off well lids. No men could be found in the village of 50 or so houses. But there were plenty of wom en and children. None had been hurt in the small - arms assault. One mother with a baby in her arms and three young daughters at her feet looked impassively at an American soldier guarding her. Other soldiers searched he humble home. A few houses along, a girl giggled at the soldiers. The U. S. soldiers shook their heads in quiet amaz ment at the scene shot at one minute, then laughed at. What kind of war was this? Some of the soldiers dunked their heads in the water pots to wash off the mud. Then they began the trek home across the rice fields to the river. They had no casualties, but they were still happy to leave. According to the South Viet namese premier, Nguyen Cae Ky, American troops will de- ploy into the delta in force la- ter in December, and gradu- ally build up their strength next year. The prospect for them is mud, frustration, and surpris es, like those encountered by the guinea pigs from the 25th Division. U si S3 Books Still There By LAURA SHACKLEFORD Special to the DTH The Bull's Head Bookshop was originally supposed to be a place where students could "throw the Bull". But that was over thirty years ago today much of the bull is gone, but the books are still there, and some readers never will stop trying to cor ral a good literary argument. . And tomorrow, meaning two years from now, there will be a large bookstore near Lenoir, with the booketeria on the first floor: What brings students to this tiny bookshop cornered in the basement of Wilson Library? Mrs. Curtis Hogan, former manager of the Bull's Head, says Tolkien's hobbits and Dr. Forrest Reed's Poetry Forum provide the latest temptations for students to leave their studies, and haunt the rows of books. Students thumb through vol umes of Chaucer, ruffle pages of modern poetry, and browse through deluxe editions of pho tography but rarely do they "shoot the bull". No, the Bull's Head as an exclusive haven for literary bull throwers was abandoned years ago. It's a casual shop, not a pres sure - ridden one; and that's one tradition that has not changed since Howard Mum ford Jones, professor of Eng lish, conceived the idea of Bull's Head in the 1930's. At that time there was no place to house and shelve O -' ' Im ; t f . f f. - -- J SILENT SAM GLOWS with nothing other than gold paint. Rumor has it that a troop of coeds from UNC-G (colors green and GOLD) painted him up for Christmas. But if the WC girls had done it, Sam would surely have warned us with a blast. Hmmmm. . . DTH Photo by Ernest Robl UNC's Pollsters Tell What Students Want By LYTT STAMPS DTH Staff Writer Student Government here has its own version of the "Gallop Poll." The poll is called the Com munications Committee and it was created to give Student Government an idea of what students feel they need. Three polls have been con ducted so far by the commit tee and chairman Bill Bow man expects between five and 10 more to be conducted be fore next spring. For each poll, a random sample of 150 undergraduates are questioned by members of the committee. The interviewers record their findings on an inteview form. When the survey is com pleted, the answers are trans ferred to IBM cards which are sorted using the equipment in Lrone, u Jones's idea, except in his of fice, so the Bull's Head start ed small, and has remained small but only in square feet, certainly not in scope! Soon the Bull's Head found its way to the Y Building, where it became the campus and community literary cen ter. When it was moved to the present cranny in the Univer sity Library, the Bull's Head became a trade book store, which means it complements the booketeria by selling books other than texts. Mrs. Hogan, sitting in front of book stacks and behind a pile of orders for new books, said, "Our largest volume of sales is in collateral reading those books which are sug gested by professors, but not required for various courses. "The people who use Bull's Head are the more academic ally inclined students, the ones who are beginning to realize the value of reading as an ed ucation and for recreation." A part of the Bull's Head tradition for eight years, Mrs. Hogan reached retirement age last June, and now works only part time. Aubrey Ellis has taken over the managerial du ties, and can be seen wander ing with students among the rows of books during coffee breaks. It's a quiet corner and an unobtrusive one. but step in, meet Saul Bellow, Tolkien, Len Deighton and John Up dike, and see how long you re main quiet and calm. S Science Depart- Bowman said about three weeks are required to prepare questions for a survey, have the committee members ask the questions and compile the information. Two surveys have been com pleted one conducted to give the committee members a feeling of what they have to do; the second on campus pol itics. A third survey has begun, but the returns have not been compiled. Most of the questions call ed for either a yes, no or don't know answer. Typical questions and an swers include: ARE YOU a member of ei ther campus political party? 24 yes; 52 no; 24 refused to answer. Those who answered yes then asked which party they were members of 30 SP; 74 UP (the extra percentage comes from some people who are members of both parties). Those who were not a mem ber of a party were asked to which party they leaned 25 SP; 28 UP; 47 no an swer. DO YOU FEEL that stu dents should be concerned with national and internation al political affairs, or should they concentrate primarily on their education? 89 be con cerned; 9 education; 2 don't know. Would involvement in a campus group in some politi cal area help in concern for national and international af fairs ? 71 yes, helps; 21 no, 8 don't know. V 1 Juniors Sell Art I x The Junior Class is spon i& soring a service project g: Snext Tuesday, for the pur gpose of selling giant-size, :j$ full color, fine quality art:; 8 reproductions, for only S 8$1.X. g g The sale will be held g ji-jfrom 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Y-Court Tuesday (inside if$ Sit rains). Proceeds from the pro-Sj; gject will be given to chari-iS :-:ty in time for use during :j: :g Christmas, according toS $: Junior Class Vice. Pres. g SBffly Travis. S Travis said that full co-g S operation of the Junior :g i Class is needed to make & ijijthis project a , success. the Political ment. InNarcotics Probe: ictge Orders Melease Of Medical By DON CAMPBELL DTH Staff Writer Superior Court Judge James F. Latham yesterday ordered that medical records which a court official says are needed in a probe of narcotics on the University campus be surrend ered to District Solicitor T.D. Cooper Jr. Cooper had said that the medical records of John Wil liam Baluss were needed in the probe. Latham made the order at a hearing in Ala mance Superior Court. The records had been seiz ed by Orange County Sheriff C. D. Knight, by order of Coo per, and sealed and retained by the Clerk of Orange Coun ty. JUDGE ORDER NEEDED Because University policy requires that without a pa tient's consent, the attending physician cannot release such confidential information until he is ordered to do so by a Superior Court Judge, the rec ords could not be opened. Cooper said that statements made to the student's physi cian by two other students are needed. in an investigation of narcotics on the campus. Cooper told the hearing that the student, who was treated by Dr. Joseph De Walt, ap parently is paralyzed on one side as a result of narcotics in jections, and that the records are necessary for the admin istration of justice. .. Chapel Hill attorney Barry Winston, who represents ail three students, objected to the disclosure of Dr. De Walt's records, saying there was no legal basis for the order forc ing disclosure of the records. Winston told the judge, "The solicitor cannot say he needs these records for the adminis tration of justice, when he does Theologian To Lecture nere i omeni 1 J The question of "What Is An Act of God?" will be explored in a public lecture here to night, by a Harvard Divinity School professor. Dr. Gordon D. Kaufman, professor of theology at Har vard, will discuss the topic at 8 p.m. in Howell Hall. His vis it is being sponsored by the Religion Department, under di rection of Prof. Samuel S. Hill Jr. A native of Kansas, Kauf man received the A. B. degree summa cum laude from Beth el College in Kansas, the A.M. degree in sociology from Northwestern, the B.D. degree magna cum laude and the Ph.D. degree from Yale, where he was a Hooker Fellow and a Kent Fellow. He was ordain ed by the Mennonite Church in 1953. Kaufman joined the Harvard faculty in 1963. Prior to that time, he taught philosophy at Yale, religion at Pomona College in California, and the ology at Vanderbilt. He is a member of the Com mittee on Peace and Social Concerns of the Mennonite General Conference and serves on the board of directors of Bethel College. He is the author of two books: RELATIVISM, KNOW LEDGE and FAITH and THE CONTEXT OF DECISION. He has written numerous articles, including "The Significance of Art," and "Two Models of Transcendence: An Inquiry Into The Problem of Theologi cal Meaning." Kaufman is a member of the Society for Religion in Higher Education, the Ameri can Philosophical Association, the American Association of University Professors, and the Metaphysical Society of America, not know what the records con tain." Cooper replied that "in this case, the state had reasonable grounds to believe a serious misdemeanor had occurred." "The state also had reason to believe that certain rec ords pertinent to the investiga tion might be missing," he added. "The University of N o r t h Carolina has balked us at ev ery turn," Cooper said, and quoted Dr. De Walt as telling Sheriff Knight that he woulfl burn the medical records be fore he would give them to the solicitor. Cooper said Dr. De Walt "is being made a fall - guy by higher up pressure." REPLIES MADE Replies to both those charg es were made yesterday after noon. Professor C. O. Cathey, Dean of Student Affairs, made the following statement: "The University has cooper ated in the investigation of this matter from the very beginning. In fact, the Univer sity initiated the investigation. "The law requires a physi cian not to disclose informa tion given to him in confi dence by a patient. The pa tient in this case refused to consent to the release of med ical records bearing on his illness. "Without a patient's consent, University policy requires that the attending physician with hold such confidential infor mation until ordered to re lease it by a Superior Court Judge. "In a discussion of a hypo thetical case bearing on this problem, the attending physi cian did say that rather than release this information with out the patients consent, and in the absence of a court or der, he would rather see the records destroyed. "Any insinuation that the University has refused to co operate in the investigation of this matter, or has placed ob- stacks path of the in. iract iftotinn that aro Tinr rp- vestisation that are not re quired by expressed provisions of the law, is completely with out foundation in fact." Replying to the latter charge, Dr. De Walt said, "There has been no pressure on me I'm not being made a fall - guy for anyone." ADMINISTRATION CONTACTED A University spokesman said yesterday that Baluss had been brought to the hospital early the morning of Nov. 15 by two other students, and that the infirmary had con tacted an Administration of ficial the next day, telling of their findings in the case. THE DAYS ARE GETTING shorter and those exams and term papers are getting nearer and nearer. But then with Christmas just around the corner, who wants to study. DTH Record. The spokesman said the of ficial then contacted the Cam pus Police, Chapel Hill Po lice, and the State Bureau of Investigation. Baluss was discharged from the infirmary Nov. 30 . Subsequently, Solicitor Coop er issued a subpoena for the medical records. 'Yes' Vote Urged On Court Change By LYTT STAMPS DTH Staff Writer Student Body President Bob Powell Saturday urged all stu dents to "join me in voting for the proposed amendment" on student court structure Tuesday. "The amendment that re constructs the Constitutional Council represents a signifi- cant move forward in our stu dent judiciary," he said. Powell listed two reasons why he thought students should vote for the amnedment. "First, the amendment sets up a student appellate court which will hear alleged viola tions of student rights as out lined in the student consituu tion," he said. The change, Powell said, would demand a closer ad herence to the rights guaran teed to students when they are . brought before student courts, "The amendment provides adequate recourse for any stu dent who thinks he received an unfair hearing," Powell added. Student Body President Bob Powell and three other stu dents will discuss the propos ed amendment at tonight's meeting of the Student Party. The meeting is at 7 in Ger rard Hall. Others on the panel are Frank Hodges, George Krichbaum and Arthur Hays. The proposed procedure con tinues allowing students to ap- ... or the harshness of the penal ty to the Faculty Review Board. "The proposed procedure is intended simply to guarantee to students that the procedure used in the Honor Councils are fair ones and that if these procedures are not fair, he be allowed to receive a new trial," Powell said. "The second reason the pro posed amendment should be passed," Powell siad, "is that it will significantly im prove the composition of the present Constitutional Coun cil." Under the present constitu tional provisions, the Constitu tional Court members come di evening. & Q a In signing the order yester day, Judge Latham said he saw the entire process as "pre dicated on the right of the state to administer justice and maintain order." Judge Latham refused a re quest by Winston to stay exe cution of the order. Winston made notice of appeal to the Supreme Court. rectly from the Men's and Women's Council. The members "naturally aren't familiar with all prob lems of student election laws or constitutional conflicts," Powell said. The supreme court would change this by having a group of justices who will sit as long as they are enrolled in the uni- versity. "Passage of the amendment in Tuesday's referendum is essentia lfor the continuing ef forts of Student Government in the area of judicial reform," Powell said. . Quarterly On Sale : Monday "1 want students to realize that writing isn't something that happened 30 years ago," said Michael Paull, editor of the Carolina Quarterly. "It's happening today." And the Quarterly, which goes on sale Monday for 25 cents a copy, is a monument to today's writing. "We lowered the price of the Quarterly to make today's writing available to today's students," Paull said. "One of the faults of small magazines is that they exist for the benefit of libraries and a small reading public. We don't want to do that." Paull said the Quarterly draws its material completely from natives, students here now and alumni. "I feel that the best materi al the magazine can get can be obtained from this state," he said. "Some of the best creative writing schools are centered here." "Some of the best writers come out of this culture." The first issue of the Quar terly this year sold out of all 2,000 copies, Paull said, "so .1 guess we're reaching a lot of people." The issue going on sale Mon day will contain 64 pages of short stories and poetry. staffer Ernest Robl found this one solitary fellow putting in the extra hours all by him self in the Howell Hall auditorium late one

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