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This must be the ninth or tenth
editorial in The Daily Tar Heel
since last fall urging students to
register to vote. There should be no
need for all this attention on the
registration process. Everyone,
including students, should register
to vote as a natural part of being an
adult similar to the ritual of the
first legal visit to the ABC store.
(But we Americans are not
particularly known for our
dedication to the little details of
making a democracy work. And so
Today is significant for UNC
students because registrars will for
the first time be in Woollen Gym
this afternoon to sign-up all those
who want to vote in the November
Simply getting the Orange
County Board of Elections to send
registrars to campus was a major
victory. Last spring, the board, led
by Chairman Marshall Cates,
refused to send the registrars to
campus, reasoning that the students
should have to go to the Municipal
Building like everyone else.
This fall, however, there was not
even any debate on the motion to
have registrars on campus today
and Wednesday from 1 to 9 p.m.
The board approved the action
without any problems.
The board has even agreed to
have three registrars present both
days, meaning at least 500 students
can be registered each day.
This is, if the students make the
small effort to walk to the Woollen
Gym lobby this afternoon and
With these two days of
registration on campus and with
only two more weeks remaining
until the books are closed for the
November elections, maybe it is
time to review the decisions and
law involved in registering to vote
in Chapel Hill.
Any person who is now or will
be 18 years old by November 7 is
eligible to vote. In addition, one
must have lived in the state and
precinct where he registers for at
Evans Witt, Editor
Monday, September 25, 1972
least 30 days prior to November 7.
Clearly, neither of these regulations
would trouble very many students.
The question many students find
difficult to answer is exactly where
is their residence, where do they
According to N.C. law, (as
courts have interpreted it) the
principal consideration in
determining residence is one's
intention. It is not that one intends'
to live in this one place for the rest
of his or her life, but that the
person has no definite intention of
moving his residence in the future.
Where one spends their
vacations, the source of their
financial support and similar
considerations are not important,
the N.C. Supreme Court has ruled,
in the determination of residency.
What is important are one's
intentions, coupled with actions
such as registering one's car here
and having a bank account in
Some students have not
registered since they feel their vote
will not make any difference, but
this does not hold under the
pressure of the facts.
There are approximately
314,000 18-through-20-year-olds in
the state, with approximately
115,000 of them now registered.
With those numbers, influence in
state and local elections is a
For example, a poll taken
following the May primary showed
students played an important role
in several elections here, including
State Senate, State House and
Orange County Board of
Students can be influential again
in November if they register and
Now that registering is so
convenient thanks to the kind
Board of Elections there are no
excuses for students saying they
have not had time to register.
Today and Wednesday, from 1
until 9 p.m., in the lobby of
n system to
The voters willing, there will be an
area-wide public transportation system in
Chapel Hill-Carrboro next September.
The Chapel Hill and Carrboro Board of
Aldermen have both authorize
referendums for late January, when
voters in the two towns will decide
whether to issue bonds to buy the buses
and vote a tax levy to pay the operating
The bus system will be of great benefit
to both students and non-students. It will
serve almost all of the area. The present
campus routes will be continued by the
new Transportation Commission, and
routes will run to Eastgate, University
Mall, Franklin Street, and Carrboro, as
well as to most of the major apartments
and residential areas in Chapel
Thus students will be able to take the
bus to campus in the morning, instead of
Letters to the
To the Editor:
Joe Hill ("Killings obscure a larger
tragedy," September 14) blames
unilaterally U.S., U.N., and Israel for
developments which led, according to his
opinion, to the Munich tragedy.
Concluding that "Jews had gained a
nation but only be denying the same
claim of nationhood by another
oppressed people," Joe Hill ignores the
Arab refusal to accept the 1947 U.N.
proposal that the British-mandated
territory of Palestine be partitioned into a
Jewish and an Arab state. Moreover, the
U.N. partition plan was supported jointly
by the USSR and the U.S. When the state
of Israel declared its independence on
May 15, 1948, and the Arabs declared
war, the only arms at Israeli disposal
came from Czechoslovakia as Soviet
support. Not only did Israel not receive
any arms from the West, the U.S. went so
far as to declare an embargo on arms
shipments to the Middle East.
by Lana Starnes
Dr. Takey Crist
(Match the following terms with the
definitions and diagram.) '
Epididymis Seminal Vesicles
Penis Seminiferous Tubules
Prostate Gland Urethra
Scrotum Urinary Bladder
1. is the double pouch of skin
and muscle which contains the testes and
part of the spermatic cord. Its function is
to maintain a lower temperature for the
testes. The testes could not produce
sperm at the normal body temperature.
2. v is one of two reproductive
glands located in the scrotum which
produce the male reproductive cells or
spermatoza and the i male hormone,
testosterone. Testosterone is responsible
for the development of secondary sex
characteristics, for sexual maturation, for
maintenance of sex drive and male sex
3. are the tiny tubes or canals
in the testicle where the sperm are
formed. There are hundreds in each
4. is a network of long and
tightly coiled tubes or canals which
connect the testes with the sperm ducts
and through which the sperm pass
5. is a cylindrical, pendulous
driving and hunting in the "C lots, or
walking a mfle or two.
Shopping will be easier, as well as
For the community, buses win be a
great boon. Many poor residents and the
elderly have no means of transportation,
and must either stay at home or take an
expensive taxi (about 65 cents).
If the bus sytem succeeds, traffic will
decrease, making the air a little bit better
and also making it easier for bicycle
Obviously, the thing does not come
free. It is estimated that the buses will
cost about $400,000, and the annual
operating budget will be about $440,000.
The Federal Government will pay half the
cost of the buses, and the other half win
be paid off in 10 years through a bond
issue by the two towns.
Students, if they pass the fee in a
agony of Arab
Independently of Joe's article, I
submit to you a few passing thoughts
leading to the conclusion that the tragic
events of two weeks ago are a part of the
agony of the Arab terrorism movement.
The Arab military regimes differ
socially from the revolutionary armies of
China, North Vietnam or Cuba, because
in each of these latter countries the
traditional conservative regime was
overthrown and replaced by the
revolutionary people's army. In the Arab
countries it was the conservative army
that took over political power; in Arab
society, it is as natural and as legitimate
for the army to take over power as it is in
a Latin American country.
An accepted rule of theoreticians of
guerrilla warfare is that a condition for its
success is its. becoming an internal war of
the people against the regime, in this case
meaning the News against their
Government. An impossible dream ...
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of the pubic arch. It is the focus of male
6. ; is the foreskin or fold of
skin covering the glans penis.
7. are the tubes or ducts which
convey the sperm from the epididymis to
the seminal vesicles and the urethra.
8. are the two pouches, one on
either side of the prostate gland, which
are attached to and open into the sperm
ducts. They secrete a thick viscous fluid
which forms part of the semen.
9. is a walnut shaped structure
which produces a protective fluid
environment for ; the passing of sperm
1 0. carries sperm cells from the
vicinity of the prostate gland to the
exterior of the body. It carries semen as
well as urine.
11. is the sac or bag that holds
the urine prior to its elimination through
the urethra. It lies just in front of the
rectum and above the pubic area.
(Questions should - be addressed to
Lana Starnes and Dr. Takey Crist, in care
of The Daily Tar Heel, Student Union,
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514.)
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November election, win be given free
trans po ration in exchange for a $5 per
semester mandatory transportation fee,
which win be added to tuition. This win
raise $200,000 per year. A 15 cent fare
wiU be charged to all non student. The
remaining $90,000 per year will be raiv. i
from an increase in property taxes.
The tax increase and a permanent
deficit is backed by supporters of the bus
sytem on the grounds that a municipal
bus system is a necessary public function,
such as police, fire and library.
The deficit will cost the average owner
of a $20,000 home (or renter of a similar
value apartment) about $25.00 per year,
including paying for buying the buses.
Whether the cost is worth the benefit
is a matter for each person to decide.
Students win likely vote on the
transportation fee in November, and aU
registered voters (including students who
Internally, the lack of a cohesive social
glue in Arab nationalism is reflected in
the fate of the Arab refugees. It can be
weU understood that leaving the refugees
in camps is a rational means of keeping
the issue alive. However, the eminent
reason of the Arab's indifference is their
absence of voluntary . mutual aid so
necessary in time of crisis. The lack of a
social dimension in Arab nationalism is as
much the tragedy of the refugees as it is
of Arab society in general.
The territory from which the "war of
liberation" was supposed to begin is the
West Bank, which is less than one quarter
the size of North Carolina. It contains no
swamps and jungles; the geography of the
West Bank simply cannot become the
territorial base any guerrilla movement
needs in order to succeed. This is why the
Arab guerrilla effort has fallen back on
personal terrorism, and deteriorated into
a dirty discriminate orgy of murder,
which ended, through Israel's retaliations,
in killing more fellow Arabs.
Ultimately, this kind of terrorism is a
sigh of failure. People and public
movements are prepared to acknowledge
a certain failure or mistake, but they wiU
not admit the failure of their entire
orientation. When the movement fails, its
supporters do not give up its ideas, but
become more devoted and fanatical, at
least for a time (See Festinger, L. et. al.,
"When Prophecy Fails." University of
Minnesota Press, 1956). Disappointments
and a long series of failures (the defeat
within Jordan and on the frontiers with
Israel), led some extreme Palestininian
circles to an apocalyptic mood and a
desperate readiness for destruction,
The Dally Tar Heel strives to provide meaningful news interpretations and opinions
on its editorial page. Unsigned editorials are the opinions of the editor, while tetters and
columns represent only the views of individual contributors.
are registered in Chapel Hill and
Carrboro) wfll vote in January. If
students or Chapel Hill votes no, the
system wfll never start.
For students, the $ 10 per year is a real
bargain. Even the most limited user of the
system can recoup his "investment" when
one considers the cost of operating an
automobile in crowded traffic.
For the community, the system is a
bargain also. A bus system marks a step
forward in community attitudes the
acceptance of a permanent deficit in
anything being a pariah to some.
But no one stops to figure the deficit
caused by police, fire, library and road
maintenance. As long as the bus system
benefits the community as a whole, a
deficit is not a bad thing.
Raising fares to 30 cents, which would
be necessary to end the deficit, leads only
to a vicious circle, because use of the
buses would also drop off, putting the
revenue back where it was at a 15 cent
fare, but with a significantly lower
patronage, and cars back on the road or
people back at home, unable to drive.
Remember when you vote it costs
money in the short run, but in the end, it
benefits most everyone.
VOTER registration will be on the
campus for the first time today. People
can sign up at Woollen Gym today and
Wednesday from 1 to 9 p.m. Registration
also qualifies one for the January bus
referendum, although registration for that
election will run until mid-December.
Registration to vote on November 7 ends
on October 9.
ABSENTEE BALLOT application
request sheets aid now available at the
Union Information Desk. If you are
registered elsewhere and are not going to
register here, you should pick up the
forms as soon as possible and mail them.
The process takes three mailings, and step
one has about 3 weeks to go. A clip out
form will appear in the Daily Tar Heel
LOCAL registration has started to pick
up - 1,000 in the last six weeks, 300 in
the last week alone. In the special
Monday-Wednesday registration in
Carrboro last week, 120 Carrboro
residents signed up which will have a
great effect upon that town. Most of the
120 were young (under 25).
NEXT WEEK: Five proposed
amendments to the state constitution to
be voted on in November.
On this dark background of possible
long agony, new hopes rise: more and
more Arab intellectuals in the West Bank
are beginning to think in terms of
negotiations, though few have as yet the
courage to say in public what they are
ready to concede in private. They wait
for the end of the agony.
Abe D. Horowitz
Department of Psychology
makes a reply
To the Editor:
Bravo to the letter signed by Joe
Freshman in Saturday's DTH. I
experienced the same thing last year as a
freshman going to my first football game
as he did. And now, as a Joe Sophomore,
I have yet to decide whether it would be
worth it to go to a football game. Perhaps
the new alcohol-bottle policy will help.
I, too, went to my first football game
last year without a tie and a bottle. For
some strange reason, I went to Kenan
stadium to watch a football game (who in
the hell would do something that
iUogjcal?). Somehow, however, I got the
feeling the contest on the field was not
the reason most people had jammed into
So, as a fellow 4 Joe ,' I applaud Joe
Freshman, who at such a young, tender
age (utterly wet behind the ears), has
already realized the gritty ways of some
UNC students and alumni.
Norman Blade, Managing Editor
Jessica Hancbar, News Editor
Howie Carr, Associate Editor
Lynn Lloyd, Associate Editor
David Zucchtno, Sports Editor
Bruce Mann, Feature Editor