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THE DAILY TAR HEEL
Sunday, December 11, 1966
Im Our Opimiom
You Never Outgrow Your
'What Would I Do With A MUSCA DOMESTICA? Hell, I'd Drink It!' Steve Hoar
A quick glance at the news of the
day reminds us that no one is ever
too old to fall in or out of love.
From Hattiesburg, Miss., comes
the story of 125-year-old Sylvester
Magee who is seeking divorce from
his wife on grounds she deserted
him. Meanwhile, wedding bells are
tolling as nearby as Raleigh for a
.recently eloped couple Lee R. and
Aleen Militello Canoles, aged 82
and 60 respectively.
In the Magee case, the former
"slave, who reportedly sired a dau
ghter in his 109th year, says he still
Joves his wife and because of his
health and age needs her compan
ionship, but she "steadfastly refus
ed to return to his bed and board."
i Although exact proof is hard to
come by, it's generally accepted
that Magee was born in ' Carpet,
:N. C, May 29, 1841 and was sold
to a Mississippi plantation owner
at the age pf 19. He and his wife
have not lived together since 1953.
The Canoles' elopement drew
comment from Neal L. Peyton,
minister to the deaf for the Baptist
State Convention who lives in Wake
Forest. The couple had called him
and asked him to meet them when
I Can Watch
There has been much criticism
lately that the TV program fare
just isn't too hot.
- Well, New York TV station
WPIX has decided to do something
about it. In the interests of warm
er Christmas spirit, they will broad
cast a picture of a flaming yule
log all Christmas Eve. And they'll
pipe in Yuletide melodies for the
flames to dance by.
We can see all kinds of implica-'
: Some poor New Yorker in his
ninth floor apartment will turn to
his wife and say, "Darling would
you turn on the yule log, please."
Then as they settle down to some
serious flame watching, "Would
they arrived at the Raleigh bus
"I suspected they wanted to get
married," commented Peyton, who
knew the couple during 1950's when
he was pastor of a deaf group at
a Baptist church in Birmingham.
' Peyton had seen them only a
couple of times since he left that
area, but they wanted him to be
the minister who married them.
The ceremony was performed last
week in Peyton's home. He used
a special sign language ritual, de
veloped for persons who can neither
hear nor speak. v
"They were very excited about
getting married," said Peyton, who
added that the couple, whose form
er mates are deceased, will live in
Birmingham. Canoles, a retired
carpenter is still very active at
82, and works part time filing saws.
A news story said the couple left
Raleigh last week to return home,
"and surprise their friends."
No doubt, their friends were sur
prised. These two instances remind
us all no matter how sweet,
how long, how old or how young,
you just can't predict what course
true love will take.
you try to bring out the blues in
the flame a little better, the color
harmony is terrible."
And can't you see the poor
switchboard operator at WPIX
when the calls pour in for someone
to throw another log on the fire
(perhaps to shed some wood on the
The station manager at WPIX
claims the station will lose over
$4,000 in commercials: 1 After1 all,
who would endure the wrath of the
Smokey the Bear leagues and spon
sor a lit log?
But when Joe Bronx finally goes
to bed on Christmas Eve, he will
think, "Gee, I saw the nicest flam
ing yule log tonight."
Chase Decision Difficult
The Raleigh Times
Are speeds up to and exceeding
100 miles per hour justified on the
part of police officers as they chase
traffic violators along North Caro
Una highways or through the
Streets of the cities?
I This is a question which comes
to mind again and again when citi
zens read or hear of such high
speed chases, some of which end
in death and injury. An example of
ihe latter was Friday night's chase
in Raleigh involving a teen-ager
and a highway patrolman. The high
speed chase through Raleigh's
business district ended in a death
for the young driver in a wreck.
Safety Director Charles Speed
of the state highway patrol says
the decision to chase or not to chase
at excessive speeds is usually left
to the judgment , of the trooper.
"We're caught between two evils
whether to try to stop them or let
them go." '
The decision is not an easy one
to make and no doubt when the
chase begins the trooper at least
does not know what speeds will be
required although it is probable the
one being chased had already de
cided in his mind to what lengths
he will endanger himself and the
general public in his flight from
It is almost miraculous that oth
ersmotorists and pedestrians
were not injured or killed by the
deadly weapon, shooting out of con
trol at more than a hundred miles
The questions are: Would any
one have been endangered; would
anyone have been killed if the
trooper had given up the chase?
Probably not. But there are other
questions: If the boy had .won so
easily over the law, would the vic
tory have spurred him on to try
There are no rules to guide the
troopers. Judgment is his. The lay
man, perhaps has no right to sec
ond guess him. But is the arrest
worth the possibility that in a heavi
ly congested business area, several
people might be killed?
These are the decisions of our
time, of our laws, of our people
in law enforcement. They are not
easy ones. The right answer today
may be the wrong one tomorrow.
Ufa Satlg (Ear tfcl
74 Years of Editorial Freedom
Fred Thomas, Editor
Tom Clark, Business Manager
Scott Goodfellow, Managing Ed.
John Askew Ad. Mgr.
John Greenbacker Assoc. Ed.
Bill Amlong News Ed.
Kerry Sipe Feature Ed.
Sandy Treadwell .. Sports Editor
Bill Hass-. Asst. Sports Ed.
Jock Lauterer Photo Editor
Chuck Benner Night Editor
Don Campbell Lytt Stamps, Er
nest Robl, Steve Bennett, Steve
Knowlton, Judy Sipe, Carol Won
- savage, Diane Warman, Karen
Freeman, Cindy Borden, Julie
Parker, Peter Harris, Drum
mond Bell, Owen Davis, Joey
Leigh, Dennis Sanders.
Bruce Strauch, Jeff MacNelly
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5M - I
The Big Band Battle
(Editor's note This is the
latest from the wild pen of
he DTH's wildest imagina
tion.) I am surprised and disap
pointed that the Tar Heel has
not seen fit to publicize the
recent struggle within the Tar
Heel Marching Band. Consid
ering that this strife nearly
tore that organization asund
er, I would think it worthy of
a news item.
The trouble began when a
small but determined group of
intellectuals decided that the
band needed reforming, and
that too much emphasis was
being laid on popular music
at the expense of more refined
'pieces. They proposed that the
band adopt a few John Phil
lip Sousa marches, and intro
duce a few more instruments
into the orchestra, which
might facilitate a trend to
wards more classical reforms.
Not only was this plan re
jected, but it was violently de
nounced and ridiculed by most
of the members of the band.
Directors of the group, to a
man, said that the proposal
"endangers the basic make
up of the brass band, and
threatens to replace pop mus
ic, which is suitable to the
band, with a whole new brand
of music, for which we have
neither the instruments nor
Some of toe more extreme
advocates of pop music even
threatened reprisals against
the "eggheads" of the "clas
sical" minority. r
After this stunning rebuff,
the situation soon got out of
hand. The "classicists" began
to worm their way . into the
band's administration, though
they ceased to make appeals
for a change of program, and
the active assistance of the
music department in Hill Hall
was sought. - -.
A few "poppists" got wind of t;- v
what was going on, and began 1
to complain, when suddenly,
on November 24, the entire ad
ministration of the band was
fired by an ad hoc "commit
tee for the Advancement of
Musical Tastes within the Tar
A veritable army of music ;
majors from Hill Hall, armed
with violins and flutes, were
incorporated into the band,
and the brass section, includ
ing many of the foremost,
"poppists," was ruthlessly re
The Negro Revolution
Baffles White Society
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
In response to Peter Harris'
article on "Negro Impatience,"
I got the feeling that here was
the article incarnate proving
the absolute necessity of just
that (black power) which was
so vehemently rejected.
Mr. Harris here does an ex
cellent job of showing how
extremely difficult it is for a
white person to understand the
real .meaning of civil rights,
and thusly how vital it is for
any movement seeking that
end to be organized and con
strolled strictly by Negroes.
I think Stokely Carmichael
makes an excellent point when
he suggests that the place for
the white liberal is in the
white community rather than
in the Negro community, for
the white community is the
place where the real work
needs to be done.
A major objective in the
civil rights movement is the
development of a Negro con
sciousness of equality and this
can hardly be accomplished if
the organizations themselves
are dependent on white mon
ey and white political power
for support. Thus a base of
Negro financial power and
political power would appear
to be a primary necessity in
the attainment of such a goal.
And further, if white money
and white liberal workers are
channeled into the develop
ment of the Negro community,
what remains to tackle the big
gest job of all the develop
ment of the white community.
Is it not perhaps more diffi
cult for the 90 per cent to ac
cept the 10 per cent than it
is for the 10 per cent to pre
pare itself to be accepted on
the terms set forth by the 90
Another basic problem of the
white involvement in the civil
rights movement is made man
ifest by Mr. Harris when he
mentions that the attainment
of true equality "may be a
thousand years away." Only a
white person already a mem
ber of the 90 percent can af
ford to have such patience.
If the white community real
ly is prepared to allow the
struggle to last for a thous
and years, what alternative is
realistically open to the per
son who is Negro 100 per cent
of the time rather than just
long enough to dash off an ar
ticle explaining his sympathy
for the movement even if it
lasts a thousand years
What alternative is there to
a Carmichael type revolution
if the alternative offered by
the white liberal community
amounts to zero?
Another problem brought to
light in Mr. Harris' analysis
is that the white community
judges any non - white com
munity from a detached and
white - valued perspective.
Assuming that Negroes do
live in an environment filled
with crime and a permissive
ness towards antisocial behav
ior, is this environment a re
sult of the Negro society it
self or a result of the Negro
society's delegated position
within the white society?
Rather than assuming that
the Negro society itself incul
cates certain unacceptable be
havior patterns and that its re
jection of the white commun
ity would increase those pat
terns, could it not be possible
that a Negro rejection of the
white community could lead
to a more balanced natural
Negro community and elimi
nate many of the inherent
frustrations of being one of the
unwanted 10 percent?
duced to half its former size.
But (She Revolution soon got
out of control. The exiled "pop
pists" appealed to the Athlet
ics Department to mobilize its
vast forces of manpower and
publicity to restore the status
quo. The former directors of
the band appealed to Univer
sity administrators and cheer
leaders. Faced with this massive
threat, the extreme classicists
soon gained control. The re
maining "poppists" in the
brass section were attained
and their instruments confis
cated. They were replaced by
bassoonists, oboeists, and a
host of second violins who,
thinking that their hour had t
come, flocked to join the Tar
Heel Marching Band, which
was now renamed the "Tar
Heel Symphony Orchestra."
The madness reached a
new height when, on Novem
ber 30, the program of works
to be played at the UNC-Clem-son
basketaball game was
announced: Beethoven's Pi
ano Sonata in B-flat minor,
opus 6 (the "Lapidary" sona
ta); Chopin's Preludes on the
variations of Syncopation, opus
94; and the Nutcracker Fugue
in E sharp flat, opus 8, by
When this extremity became
apparent, the classicists rap
idly lost ground. High offi
cials in hill Hall had been
against the movement from
the outset: it was found that
many of the music majors who
went over to the New Music
mopement were actually dis
gruntled musicians who had
failed to get into the N. C.
Symphony Orchestra and were
trying to get back at Hill Hall
by setting up a competing or
ganization. There was a small but porif
erous group who urged that
Hill Hall join the fight, as a
means of extending its influ
ence over the Band, but thesel
ost ground rapidly when, on
the ngiht of December 1, a
band of raiders from the Ath
letics Department burst into
Hill Hall, damaged the organ
and many other instruments,
burned many music scores,
and ravaged the concerto.
The next day, the Music
department fell on its knees
before the delegation of cheer
leaders from Woollen gym, and
A request for aid was re
ceived from the new band, but
was turned down. Without the
support of Hill Hall, the new
Band was doomed. Neverthe
less, it disintegrated with
unusual speed. The orchestra
was on Fetzer Field, rehears
ing Ravel's 12th symphony,
when suddenly the poppists,
cheerleaders, and troops of
the Athletics Department burst
into the field.
As their enemies closed in,
the classicists played on, while
their mad conductor gesticu
lated in despair. It was all
over in short time, the clas
sicists were routed and their
instruments confiscated; their
music scores were burned and
publication of them was for
4 bidden. Thus died the glorious
revolution, and the Tar Heel,
doubtless in alliance with the
bullies of the Athletics De
lartment, refused to mention
Fools! Do you not know
that ideas cannot be stopped
by mere silence?
A Picture Of Student
Life At UNC In 1976
So you think Carolina's already a pretty big school?
Maybe it is; but at the rate the student body is in.
creasing, the University's growing pains are going
to get even more acute in the coming years.
Let's project ourselves a couple of decades into
the future. Here are some news items we might find
in The Daily Tar Heel:
The Office of Student Affairs announced today,
beginning next semester, all umbrellas must be reg
istered with the University. Overcrowding in Lenoir
Hall, in classrooms, and especially on walkways was
blamed for the new requirement.
The statement said students who live in parking
areas X and Y near Watts Motel will be allowed to
bring umbrellas to campus on rainy days. However,
residents of Craige, Morrison and other dorms close
to the campus may use umbrellas only after 4 p.m.
Student legislature will meet tonight in Memorial
Dr. Melvin Murdstone, the head of the Department
of History, said today that more lecturers will be hired
for Modern Civilization courses so that the student-to-lecturer
ratio can be reduced to 300 to 1. "We want
to preserve a personal relationship between students
and teachers," Dr. Murdstone explained.
The Student Infirmary treated 47 students yes
terday for severe nosebleed. An Infirmary spokesman
sad all the students live in Sitterson, the new 96-story
residence hall at the southern end of the campus.
Fenwick Finster, the chairman of the Orientation
Commission, said today that next year's freshman
class will get a special tour of Y-Court and the Old
Well during orientation week.
A survey recently showed that many students in
the residence colleges on South Campus had never
seen either place. "It's important to preserve a sense
of tradition at the University," said Finster.
An official of the UNC Book Exchange said yes
terday that the second volume of this year's student
directory will be issued after Christmas. The official
said the directory is being reduced in size from four
volumes to three this year by using three and a half
point body type.
Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity announced today
that it has bought the Carolna Inn to use as a fraternity
house. "We hate to leave the old house, but we need
more space for our 428 members," said Rodney Richie,
the fraternity president.
Richie said the move will enable most of the bro
thers to live in the fraternity house but that sophomore
brothers and pledges will still have to go to the Zoom
Zoom for meals.
Students in, the upper and lower quads presented
a petition to the athletic department today. The stu
dents suggested that the Kenan family be asked to
build a fourth deck on the football stadium in time
for next season.
According to the petition, school spirit is being hurt
because the home side of the stadium will seat only
about two-thirds of the student body.
A new system for issuing passes to the Arboretum
will be tried this weekend. The Graham Memorial
Activities Board said yesterday that the 350 passes
for this Saturday night will be available only to male
students whose last names start with A through G
until Friday afternoon.
Any passes left then will be given to any student
who presents an ID card.
Far-fetched, you say? Well, happy pre-registration.
Governor's Tax Gut
Ignores N.C. Needs
The Governor has announced a tax cut for North
I am at a loss for words. I didn't support the
Governor and I have fought him on several issues.
Finally I just gave up and said he's the people's choice,
and prayed that he wouldn't do too much damage.
But this is going too far.
We are to get the tax cut because the state has
built up such a large surplus of funds and we can
afford to cut back in revenue collection. It's true that
we do have a large surplus, but we need it and as much
more as we can get.
Our public schools rank near the bottom nationally;
Our teachers are under paid and we have experienced
a teacher shortage. The federal government is cutting
out one third of its highway appropriation to the state.
Yes, we really need a tax cut. The cities are crying
for additional funds to solve such problems as urban
renewal. A recent highway safety report said the state
needs five times as many highway patrolmen on the
highways to stop the slaughter.
That's right, governor, we don't need to improve
our educational system and, really, your highway
safety program was just a political move, wasn't it?
Frankly, your proposed tax cut sounds like nothing
but a political move. If Sam Ervin should decide not
to run in '68, you might forget that you have no future
political ambitions and run to serve the people of North
You could be the great courageous governor who
lowered taxes. And you could run against Terrible
Terry Sanford who raised taxes so that our children
might get a better education.
No, "Dan the Man," I don't think you will find
your place in a future edition of "Profiles in Courage."