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Saturday, February 20. 1971'
Tom Gooding. Edilqr
The "Who says they don't have
culture in Kansas" award of the
week To the judges of the
children's art contest in Topeka
who last week named D. - James
Orang the grand prize winner.
Orang, it turns out, is an orangutan.
The "Spread it on thick" award
of the week To the Tennessee
prison that somehow has managed
to collect enough soy sauce to last
the inmates five years if used three
times a day.
The "To each his own" award of
the week To Martha Mitchell who,
when asked what , her husband
thought of her activities, replied,
"He gets a bang out of what I do."
' The Timothy Leary Chemistry
Award of the week To the UNC
students who claim that after
testing numerous plants for weeks
they have found a substitute for
The "If you can't beat 'em ... "
award of the week To poor Lefty
Driesell, who has been beaten by
Carolina basketball teams so often
that all he could manage to say
after Wednesday's game was, "I
kind " of enjoyed watching
them myself. . . "
The fluid fellows of the week
award-To Steve Coggins, 720
James, who remarked on the need
for coed living: "You just get tired
of seeing your own gender flowing
around." ; ' " 5 " : ' ' " P
The huff and puff and blow
your house down award With
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78 Years of Editorial Freedom
Tom Gooding, Editor
Rod Waldorf Msnsnj Ed.
Mike Parnell News Editor
Rkk Gray ......... Associate Ed.
Harry Bryan ....... Associate-Ed.
Chris Cobbs Sports Editor
Frank Parrish ..... Feature Editor
Ken Ripley National News Ed.
John Gellman Photo Editor
Terry Cheek .NisJit Editor
Robert Wilson ..... Business Mgr.
Janet Bernstein ........ Adv. Mgr.
Ask someone what love means and
he's sure to tell you. If he can't express it
in words, chances are hell say, "You
know what I mean, dont you?" And IH
agree that I do.
Ask any two people what love means,
and youll get two different answers. If,
of course, they both don't end up saying,
"You know what I mean, don't you?"
Here again, IH probably have to agree
that I do.
Most of us have an idea of what love
means, even though we can't always
express or explain it.
Love is that intoxicating feeling of joy
and closeness between two loyers. Love is
a child snuggling up to his mother, or a
father playing ball with his son. Love is
that concern or worry we have when
someone we) care for is hurt, and that
happiness and pride we feel for someone
close to us who does well. Love can be
hard, just as a parent will discipling his
child because he loves him and cares
about his growth as a person.
are expressed on its editorial page. All
of the editor and the stiff. Letters and
of the individual contributors.
special big bad wolf honors, to the
University administration for
scheduling the demolition of 34
student houses in Victory Village.
White man of the week
award To South Carolina Senator
Strom Thurmond who found it in
his heart this past week to admit
that maybe black people had some
rights and therefore named a Negro
to his office staff.
Uncle Tom of the week
award To the "black" who took
the job with Uncle Strom.
Reptile Romance of the week
award To the people (? connected
with the DTH classified ad which
read, Froggy, is the lily pad big
enough for two?"
The "What a revolting
development this is " award of
the week To DTH editor Tom
Gooding who got a bit upset over
seeing his first child-birth in a
sex-education film this week. He
wins a giant size baggie.
The "Where were you when I
needed you?" award of the
week To Dr. Takey Crist who,
upon hearing of Gooding's
discomfort during the Monday
night movie, sent him a bottle of
And we can feel loved, just as we can
feel the sun on our back. I had been
working on a big story this last week and
had only seen my girlfriend briefly at
meals. A few big bites, a swallow, a kiss
for Vickie, and I was gone. Yesterday, as
I ran back for lunch amidst four
appointments, she met me on the way.
We walked along and she stuck a piece of
paper in my hand.
The words were simple. "I love you."
And I knew she did.
But when we talk about the love of
God and where love fits in with
Christianity, it's amazing how we can slip
gears and find ourselves embroiled in a
theological debate. We find out how little
we do know about what love means; The
simplest statements defeat us. God loves
man. Men should love each other. We
really choke up when we confront Jesus's
admonition, "But I say to you. Love your
enemies and pray for those who persecute
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To The Editor:
Class officers were saved for the third
consecutive semester by Student
Legislature Feb. 11 however, this
time the vote was reversed from fall of
1969. In 1969, the margin was two votes
in support of retaining the class officers.
February 11 vote found only two
anti-class officers votes. Yes, that means
Steve Ayers, Susan Case, George
Blackburn, Alan Nagle, Tim Tyler and
Charles Gilliam all rallied (verbally
anyway) behind the "friendly"
amendment that Legislator Judi
Freidman presented to Rules Committee
Chairman Gerry Cohen.
Freidman's amendment, not only
retained class officers but added an
incentive to allow the officers to organize
and function in the spring and assume
office in the fall with proposals, activities,
and implimentation measures.
Beginning this spring, the sophomore,
junior and senior class officers will be
elected during the spring campus wide
election ... March 16.
The Elections Bill as originally written,
did not abolish class officers as such, it
simply did not provide for their election
in the spring or fall. 'Tricky little
Dickie's" in the UNC Student Legislature,
For those of you who are still reading
this "manifesto of class officers" you
may be laughing, or asking just what the
heck do class officers do or what avenues
are available to them.
Questioning is not bad ... for if they
do not have the potential to function
then they ' shoulc not be permitted ot
exist . . . this same "trite" statement
holds true for Student Legislature, South
Building, Suite C of the Union, and dozen
or more of the Chancellor Committee's.
What has been done recently by class
officers: the Merzbacher General College
Academic Reforms gained massive
student support by the leadership of the
1969-70 freshman class officers. The
reforms are now effective and the class
officer input, including a retroactive
clause to include all UNC-Ch students.
FA5CST, THAT'S OUR.
iiove iior mae
How in the world, after all, can you
love someone you don't even like? It
doesn't fit into many of our concepts of
love. But Jesus demanded such love and
showed that it was possible when he said
at the cross, "Father forgive them, for
they know not what they do." I wonder
if any of us could be so forgiving.
What does it mean, then, when
Christians talk about love? What can we
expect from a loving God? What does
God expect from men?
It is helpful to look at three ways
people look at love. It is hard, of course
to make hard and fast distinctions about
love, much less to categorize it. Man is
such a complex creature that at any one
moment his love may stem from a
number of reasons. But one way we l0Ve
can be called "if" love. I love someone if
he loves me back. Love in this sense is a
bargain, or contract, that trades off l0ve
It sounds selfish, self-centered, scheming
But it happens every day. We may love'a
The Class of '69 under the leadership
of Charlie Farris established the Molly
Nicholson Memorial Scholarship for
socio-economic underprtvilege students
who seek UNC for their collegiate
experiences. The scholarship according to
Mr. William Greer of the Financial Aid
Office, now contains over $10,000 and
perpetrates itself thru a trust fund. The
Class Officers in 1969 concluded the year
with a Senior Ball for the entire class of
which proceeds were channeled into the
can be done? or What is being
Forced housing by the University is
the prime issue for the class officers of
1970-71. The freshman officers
(president Jeff Wood only elected Jan.
12, 1971) have coordinated efforts with
CURL to seek change of freshman and
sophomore restrictive housing.
The proposed Freshman Council could
serve as a forum or structural framework
for oncoming freshmen with their officers -assuming
maximum responsible in
pinning and coordinating freshman
The class of '72 officers have "negative
waves" for the Residential Life, Dean of
Men, and and Dean of Women personnel.
Why are junior transfers with two years
of required housing behind them forced
to live a third year in the "luxurious
dormitories" in Chapel Hill. Policy
change is only inevitable with student
support and administration recognizing
that forced housing is technically
unconstitutional (i.e. 1969 case Louisiana
Tech University Student GovernmenFvsT
Lousiana Tech. University).
Giving the chance to function, class
officers have proven that their existence
is worthwhile (note: worthwhile not
paramount, I do realize that the
university community could exist
without the twenty class officers on
campus). For their continued presence
and" the spring election, thank you
Legislature and Miss (Judi) Freidman.
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person if that person does something for
us, like politicians trading votes.
And some people view God the same
way. God loves us if we do what He says.
We can be united with God if we do all
the right things. But this view of God's
love or even loving God doesn't sound
like love as we feel it to be. God sounds
like a tyrant, whom we have to love or
die. It doesn't fit in, also, with the
biblical view of God. If God practices
"if' love, how can Paul say, "But God
shows his love for us in that while we
were yet sinners Christ died for us?" Man
was alienated from God, hated Christ, yet
Christ "died for us."
Another view of love is "because"
love. I love someone because of what that
person is or does. A guy might love a girl
because she has a beautiful figure. An
ardant fan might love a popular singer
because he has a good voice.
Those who place a conditional
"because" love often say God loves men
Now, a room with a telephone and file
cabinet may not be a backward move for
the officers -(note: desks were not
requested they only are aids for the
bureaucrat thinker ... just what this
university needs is twenty more
figureheads, politicos, or bureaucrats)
Suite C and Legs!ature . . . thanks for
the breath of fresh air but don't close the
Lee Hood Capps, President
Class of 1972
305 Pittsboro St.
hit by UNC coed
To The Editor:
I'm beginning to wonder if there are
any Carolina gentlemen left. Oh, I dont
mean the kind who open doors and say
please and thank you. I mean a gentleman
in every sense of the word.
It seems like nearly every guy I've
gone out with this year has been after
only one thing. I am sick to death of
being mauled, propositioned, and
insinuated about behind my back. I am
very disillusioned about the male
population in general and jocks in
particular (especially the ones currently
engaged in their sport).
A friend of mine said something
recently that made a big impression.
"Any guy can be a father, but it takes a
really special person to be a man."
Think about it, fellas!
A south campus coed
for war protest
To The Editor:
Many reasons have been offered as to
why, after continued protest and adverse
public opinion, United States policy in
Southeast Asia is basically unchanged,
and steps such as the "incursion" into
Laos still occur.
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because man is worthy of being loved. Or
man loves God because of who God is.
But is "because" love really very
satisfying or accurate? What happens
when the girl gets old and loses her figure,
or the singer loses his voice? "Because"
love quickly fades.
Theologically and biblically,
"because" love doesn't fit in at all with
Christianity. It only takes a few minutes
of honest self-evaluation to see man is not
as worthy as he seems to merit the love of
a perfect God. John, thinking back to
Jesus commented, "In this is love, not
that we loved God but that he loved us
and sent his Son to be the expiation for
There is a third kind of love,
"anyway" love. I love someone not
because he loves me or because of what
kind of person he is, but because I want
to. "Anyway" love is not conditional; it
comes out of the person who loves.
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Students axe aware of the obsSksmce
of policy makers and also realize that
campuses are now quiet. One important
reason for the lack of general concern
today as opposed to lost spring is the
failure of students to convince the public
of their sincerity in ending the war. The
institutions and processes which made the
terror and suffering possible are strong,
and students are nearly helpless unless
they make genuine sacrifices.
Sacrifices, such as giving up money
spent on Jubilee, risking imprisonment,
or any other effective means. Sacrifice,
even after made, is a difficult tool.
It must not be random, and those who
oppose students will do their best to
diminish the meaning of that sacrifice,
but in the end it will necessary. As
students we are so privileged that for us
to protest the death of a civilian in
Vietnam is a farce unless we are prepared
203 East Rosemarv
upsets DTH reader
To The Editor:
I would like to make the following
address to Mr. Lenox Rawlings:
Dear Mr. Rawlings:
I read your article, "Loathe Story," in
Thursday's DTH and its title aptly
describes my feeling toward the garbage
I read "Love Story" by Erich Segal
and I am looking forward to seeing the
movie when it comes to Chapel Hill. I
thought it excellent, but that is merely
my opinion. My opinion is also that you
should be sued for malicious defamation
in the form of that so-called 'parody' you
wrote. If you did not like "Love Story,"
then you are entitled to your opinion,
and as a reporter, you are entitled to
publicly express it with a by-line as a
criticism or a review, neither of which did
you do. What you produced was not even
worthy of being called a parody-it was
an unkind, undeserved commentary that
had no value and shed no light or
knowledge to the public. The article was
not very well written either.
The novelist's hand was guided by his
heart and his emotions, but yours was
guided by some sadistic, vindictive
force -probably your brain. 1 r "
Mr. Rawlings, you are not a literary
critic, nor a competent satirist. You are a
bungling idiot with no true journalistic
sense of responsibility in your
presentations of criticism if that's what
you think you're doing. But you're
mistaken. Surely you have the ability to
write a fair commentary expressing why
you think "Love Story" is a tear-jerking
soap opera or a literary misfit. Don't
misinterpret for others something you
have not the scope to interpret for
Perhaps you think what Mr. Segal
wrote is garbage-that is your opinion. I
think what you wrote is garbage that is
Be glad that I will not be sitting on the
journalists council on Judgment Day for
I would cast you into the pits of Inkdom
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Whenever we see love at its deepest,
most enduring and satisfying level, we see
"anyway" love. The parent who loves his
child despite the trouble the child gets
into. The wife who loves her husband
despite his faults. The Christian who loves
his enemy in spite of that enemy's
Best of all, this is God's love. God does
not love man if man loves him. God does
not love man because man is such a great
creature. God loves us because He wants
to. The new life God offers man through
Jesus Christ is free, available to any man
to accept or reject. Though God mav net
always love what man does the Bible'says,
God never ceases loving man and wantir
only what is good for him.
If I love God, I may show my love by
following the teachings of Jesus. Because
ood has been so great to me, I can love
Him even more.
But there is no love greater than the
love God shows man-anyway.