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Tom Gooding, Editor
Thursday, January 7, 1971
only method left
The Daily Tar Heel spent a good
portion of the past fall calling on
students to adopt their own
visitation policy and to ignore any
policy promulgated by the
Unfortunately, we spent most of
our time fighting Student Body
President Tom Bello's efforts for a
solution to the problem.
Bello felt the best path to take
was to seek a solution through the
established channels which called
for a blanket policy for the six
schools in the Consolidated
University. This took the issue and
the decision making power out of
the hands of students and placed it
in an advisory committee of
will be asset
The Daily Tar Heel is happy to
announce the return of a former
staff writer and editorialist to UNC.
Vermont C. Royster, who
accepted a Kenan professorship in
journalism and public affairs, will
join the faculty Sept. 1, 1971.
Royster, a Pulitzer Prize-winning
editor of the Wall Street Journal,
will teach editorial writing in the
School of Journalism. He will also
instruct General College courses in
public affairs, a topic in which he is
"completely qualified," according
to Journalism School Dean John B.
Royster has written numerous
articles and essays published
nationwide on a wide variety of
subjects. In the words of Dean
Adams, "he does so many things so
Saturday Review spoke of
Royster in a review of his most
recent work, "A Pride of
Prejudices": "It is refreshing and
heartwarming to recognize at the
helm of one medium a person of
limitless interests, independence of
judgments. . .a gentleman and a
We share the sentiments of the
administration in heralding Royster
as a distinguished journalist of great
value to the University, the School
of Journalism and the student
The Union snack bar underwent
startling innovations during the holidays
that surprised a lot of us who came in for
a meal on Monday.
The long lines usually spreading across
the entrance were gone. For that matter,
the snack bar itself had disappeared
behind dark green paneling.
Once around the corner, we got a
second surprise. The self-service operation
had been transformed into an exact
replica of the standard "Trashburger
Drive-in." We looked up at the brilliantly
lit signs above the grill-a UNC seal
sandwiched between two menus-to
behold in blazing print:
Alumni fish sandwiches!
' Fraternity french fries!
E3ch group entering the snack bar
went into shock momentarily. It was like
students, administrators, faculty
members and trustees.
The result was a policy which
put the determination of the social
activities of many students in the
hands of their parents. We labeled
the policy "an unnecessary and
discriminatory infringement on the
personal rights of individuals solely
because of their status as students."
In defending the regulations,
Bello noted their similarity to the
process women are subjected to in
order to obtain self-limiting hours.
We were disappointed.
However, there was nothing we
could do but watch the differential
housing plan assume acceptance
based on attrition. The plan seemed
doomed to inevitable success based
on the support of faculty,
administrators, trustees and student
Then the very group that had
adopted the policy decided to scrap
it. However, they produced one
important by product a very
irritated Tom Bello.
Bello now feels that the action
taken by the other live campuses
shows "the inanity of trying r to
bring needed change on this campus
within the structure of the
Consolidated University." .
We cannot, and should not be
forced to make decisions for
UNC-CH, based on what is good on
five other campuses. If the
reorganization proposals advanced
by Gov. Scott materialize, we could
be forced into a position of making
decisions based on what is good at
Pembroke State University and
Appalachian State (Teachers
UNC-CH should have the right
of self-determination in its affairs
just ' as the students here should
have the same right.
We commend Bello for his
revised stand in which he advocates
that "every student living in
University housing individually
assume the responsibility to not
co-operate with, the
We welcome Bello to the fight
and join him in saying to the
administration: "We are tired of
your foolishness. We will not
enforce visitation rules we cannot
determine ourselves. We will not
co-operate with any administration
that persists in denying residential
units the right to self-determine
their own visitation policy."
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being hit in the face with an alumni fish
The fare was lavishly illustrated.
Freshmen and Sophomore hamburgers,
we saw, were definitely at the bottom of
the professor's pickle barrel. Pathetic
slabs of meat, they were adorned with
small blurbs of Kenan ketchup. The
Junior and Senior sandwiches were
noticeably superior. It must have been
the Sitterson sauce. The Alumni seafood
was not quite as appetizing. Cold fish
have never been known to be particularly
The ultimate, however, must be the
Fraternity french fries. They are already
popularly known as . "Stud spuds."
Rumor has it that they are seasoned with
white alpaca salt.
Amid such visions of digestive delight,
we know more is to come.
The Officer Simms sandwich will
feature a well-baked parking ticket
between two loaves of rather crusty
To the editor:
It is interesting to note that Mr.
William F. Buckley, in his address on the
campus of the University of North
Carolina on the evening of December 9,
.1970, found it requisite to express his
belief that the United States will find it
necessary in the near future to terminate
its efforts in Vietnam and turn its
attention to the conflict in the Middle
Why would such a maneuver be
Mr. Buckley did not deem it necessary
to expand upon his statement so I will
attempt to carry out this function.
Does anyone remember the Suez
Since I have found that few of the
young people of this country are aware of
any such occurrence I feel it is essential
In the middle of 1956 the late
President of the United Arab Republic
Gamal Abdel Nasser announced that his
government would nationalize the Suez
Most readers should realize the
importance of the Suez Canal to world
trade carried on by ships and the great
efforts required to bring about its
As a result of this announcement by
Mr. Nasser, the British, French and Israeli
troops regained control of the canal in a
very short time and looked to the United
States to support their move in view of
the fact that the United States herself
controlled a very important canal on the
Isthmus of Panama and could conceivably
comprehend the reasons for such
defensive policy. -
Instead, the United States found . it
necessary tov stand up in the United
Nations and condemn her Allies for their
Yet it is interesting to note that the
U.S. suppressed revolts in Panama in 1964
by Panamanians demanding control of
the canal cut across their country by
American and French interests.
A parallel situation? In many respects,
As a result of this lack of support the
Pub victim of the times
NEW YORK It used to be that you
could walk into the White Horse Tavern
and drink without being bothered by the
rest of the world.
There was sawdust on the floor. A
bartender who refused to use a jigger got
heavy handed, late at night. And the Santa
Claus face over the bar was like none
you'd ever seen anywhere.
But things are different now.
The White Horse has fallen victim to
the times, and nowadays "the times are
tough all over."
The old, grey Santa Claus face, looking
more like it was carved out of wood than
molded out of a sheet of plastic like most
of the Christmas decorations around now,,
still hangs over the mirror behind the bar
during the holiday season, but the bar he
looks out over isn't at all like it used to
For a while the people who own the
bar made it pay for them, despite the fact
that it's not in the best location in the
world too far north and west in the
Village to grab any of the tourist trade.
But then the tightening economy hit.
Three years ago management put in a
jukebox, but even that could be tolerated,
for while since most of the music fit the
neighborhood Dylan, Baez, Paxton,
people like that.
For a while though, the White Horse
went on being the White Horse. They still
. Don McCauley will be recreated in the
hearts and stomachs of loyal fans
everywhere with the Halfback Ham. It is
a very tough, long lasting hunk of muscle,
but once swallowed, it can dash from
mouth to stomach in under 10 seconds,
running roughshod over potato chips and
dill pickles in the defensive secondary.
The administration cannot be
overlooked in the distribution of honors.
Kitty Carmichael Cheddar, an aged cheese
sandwich, will sustain many a coed. The
Dean Smith Sauerkraut Special at 6-10 is
the tallest order one could ask for.
Cathey cole slaw will be a popular
side-dish, and who could forget Jos
The student will find himself
surrounded by campus friends
immortalized on paper plate.
Unfortunately, he wfll also discover that a
hamburger by any other name would
taste the same.
British; French and Israeli troops
withdrew from the Canal and Mr. Nasser's
dream came true.
As soon as the Western powers had
withdrawn the Soviet Union moved to
ingratiate itself with the victorious
Mr. Buckley, like many Americans
who are either unable or unwilling to
accept or conceive of the seriousness of
the Suez Crisis, did not mention that if
the United States had supported her
Allies at that crucial time the Canal
would now be in Western hands and the
long, circuitous voyage around the
southern tip of Africa would not have
once again become a common
If any ships have the right of way
through the besieged canal today, those
ships are Russian; not British, French or
If the United States eventually finds it
necessary to intervene in the Middle East
one of the reasons for such intervention
would be to offset the efforts being made
by the Soviet Union to gain monopolistic
access to the oil-rich regions of the
Such an act of intervention would not
have to be contemplated if Britain and "
France tody a maintained control of what
is rightfully theirs.
It is important to remember that the
French constructed the Canal and that in
1875 British Prime Minister Disraeli
engineered the purchase, by the British
Government, of a majority of the Suez
Canal Company from the Khedive of
It has been the policy of the European
Powers to maintain firm control over the
Middle Eastern countries in an effort to
stifle Soviet expansionist aspirations in
Immediately following the Suez Crisis
the Soviet Union made advances to
Nasser and they are continuing to enlarge
their power base in Egypt at the present
, Thus, Mr. Buckley, if the United
States finds, itself enmeshed in the
Middle East such a situation will have
been brought about by the lack of '
served the best Irish coffee in the city,
and their Black Velvets half champagne,
half Guiness Stout-will completely
destroy anyone's consciousness after one,
and each order is two drinks.
Then the economy got tighter.
The price of sawdust went up and the
tiles on the floor wore out.
So there's a new floor now. It's wood,
and somehow it's not the same as the tiles
with the sawdust spread over it.
And up in the corner, on the shelf over
the door that isn't used anymore, there's
And it blared out over the entire front
room throughout the two weeks of
Christmas. The Giants lost and everyone
in the place rushed to the bar for a drink
to make the pain easier to take.
. The Rangers weren't skating as well as
they should have been, and that .called for
a couple of more drinks.
' . And then the Knicks came on, and
they were making mistakes they didn't
make last season, even though they were
No one even talked about the Mets.
' The jukebox quit playing Dylan,
except for a couple of songs' from the
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foresight on the part of certain officials in
A lack of foresight and a habit of
discrediting one's Allies is not beneficial
to international prestige.
Peter G. Key
723-B Poplar St.
(Editor's Note: The writer is a resident
of Nassau, Bahamas, and is a British
Fd pray for you,
Mary Uhlmann, but
To the editor:
The inadequacies of such a human
being as Miss Mary Uhlmann are clearly
seen when one reads her article chopping
down "freaks and dope." I suspect she
has not clearly thought about what
individual freedom really amounts to;
furthermore, I feel that she has a
disturbing and distorted outlook on life.
The pregnant chick is only
representing the defiance of such archaic
attitudes as those that exist in America
today. She also is using her God-given"
privilege to create another human being.
If she is happy doing this, then who are
you, Mary, to tell her differently?
It is my understanding that Mary,
Mary, quite contrary is more interested in
those "ridiculous qualities as ambition
and industriousness." If that's her bag,
then let her be happy living in whatever
way that makes her life more bearable. If
this includes a big mansion with the
executive husband coming home late
from work hollering, getting drunk, being
sloppy, sick, disgusting, and, finally,
fighting, then let her have it. But this
couple doesn't want this family type
situation. Who are you to deny them this
Supposedly, this is a free country and
if I'm not wrong, then it is the privilege
of each individual to spend his money on
gas, or whatever else he desires. Dope is
illegal because of barbaric attitudes,
typical of Mary's, that exist in society
today. I'm not advocating dope, only
individual freedom for the body and
mind to do what it wants. I don' really
middle years. Most of the music was the
Temptations, the Supremes and Smokey
A few of the songs were even
And the people in the bar were
These people really cared whether the
Giants beat the Rams, whether the
Rangers made it to the Stanley Cup
Playoffs and whether the Knicks
remained on the top of the pro basketball
The bartender there now still refuses
to use a jigger, but the one that got heavy
handed late at night quit. He just couldn't
take the television and the Temptations.
The Irish coffee is still the best in
town, but it's hard to get a Black Velvet.
Not many people drink champagne in the
White Horse anymore.
Santa is still over the bar with his grey
beard and cigar, but after a couple of
hours of the jukebox and the television
you begin to wonder if hell be back up
on the mirror next year.
After all, lots of people think
aluminum Christmas trees are really
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know what Mary classifies as do?;, but I
suspect its that "kiikr drug nvjijuana.
However, I don't want to get begged
down debating the abolishment of these
primitive laws concerning drugs. That's
not my main concern.
"With any luck, the pregnant wife will
go into labour and die, the child with her.
This will reduce the population by two,
also removing a welfare-type family from
society and from the human gene pool.
The above paragraph written bv Marv
is particularly disturbing. Knowing that
any human being desires another dead is
pitiful, and this type of feeling is
dangerous not only to this society, but to
the whole world. There is a disgusting
element in society, all right, and I think
Mary sees it every day-in the mirror. I
suspect she is a white Anglo-Saxon
Protestant with an awfully rich father (or
two) who used privilege in capitalist
imperialistic America to make the "big
Such irrational, immoral and inhuman
statements as those made yesterday by
Mary are really upsetting. They bring to
the surface the way a great deal of
Amerikans are feeling today. I'd pray for
you, Mary Uhlmann, but I find it difficult
to really believe in a superior,
omnipresent God. No God could ever
create any humans developed to your
standards. I hope in my own head that
someday youH see the truth and find
happiness, for I know you must be a
Rt 3, Box 116
To the Editor:
As Dean Cansler and Dean Carmichael
apparently thought it was their duty to
analyze the "student mass" of Chapel Hill,
hence of America, so should I like to
comment on their generation, the "adult
The adult mass complacency is
doubtless due to his portrayal of himself as
the cultivated, modem, technological
being who has strived to overcome the
problems of the world, and has done, well,
the best he could. I feel frankly that the
adult mass in America is frightening in its
demands on society-things such as
keeping the gross national product at a
certain level, keeping America the richest
country in the world, and maintaining a
war on constantly these demands simply
cannot be met, even though the adult mass
has tried hard enough. "
I do not question either the honesty or
the dedication of the adult mass. They
have neither. One look at the state of the
country today, and at the promises made
twenty years ago asserts my judgment.
It is my opinion that the adult mass, like
Dean Carmichael's student mass, has been
engrossed in a "cult of the ugly." But I do
not speak of the clothing habits of the
adult (although this is undoubtedly very,
very important). I speak of the needless
deaths of over 40,000 very young
Americans, the existence of Harlem and
Watts, of the wretched misery cf eight
million poverty-stricken people; this is the
perverted and shamefully ugly cult of the
I can find no fault with the individual
adult. They are still the wind-up toys, the
"wholesome, pleasant, polite" robots,
apathetic toward everything beyond then
I find, like Dean Cansler, a "clearly
discernable paranoia" among adults. But,
thank God, they are dying off, and with
them, perhaps, their ugly culture, and we
"noble savages" can inherit the earth,
hopefully to do better.
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