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individual contributors. Wednesday, April 16, 1975
A & T and the vet
N o one likes to be pushed around,
especially if the pusher is an
authority figure. In the South
embers of the "states' rights
ideology still glow because Southern
states object to interference from the
federal government. Adolescents
rebel from the dictates of their
parents because they do not like to
be told what to do. .
The Consolidated University
should not act like a Confederate
anachronism nor like the rebellious
adolescent. Yet the resistance to the
directive from the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare
regarding the location of proposed
veterinary school seems akin to the
same kind of resistant spirit.
The Board of Governors and the
Senate Agriculture Committee have
approved the proposed site for the
school at North Carolina State
University in Raleigh. That decision
was based on the available faculty,
space, and facilities at State as
opposed to those at North Carolina
Agriculture and Technical State
University, the other location under
A nrA tfion H 1 a re anH KiiilHino-
are at stake in the ultimate location
The guy at the next table is clutching
his newspaper reading the events of the
day. Behind me, strung out along the
wall, are pictures. 1 used to stare at walls,
but not anymore. Too many pictures. 1
saw more in those days, but now 1 only
stare out of windows. The outside is so
quiet when you're on the inside.
It's rush hour and cars are filing by.
People are going home. There's a
mocking bird out there, next to the
window, but I can't hear him.
A young lady has sat down beside the
guy who likes to read about current
events. They've been arguing whether the
U.S. should invade the Middle East.
They're leaving now. Good.
Across the room a professor is gazing
out the window. 1 wonder why he's not
going home. Perhaps he sees the quiet
outside. Perhaps he is trying to lessen the
noise in his mind. His eyes linger over the
dust on the sidewalk below dust at the
omit friendly" monthly parasite
New Carolinian, a monthly magazine
publication oj the DTH, will distribute its
first free issue May 2. In this space, the editor
discusses the philosophic and journalistic
considerations involved in developing a new
magazine jor Chapel Hill.
Cats do not actually suck the breath out of
sleeping children, but magazines and
newspapers truly suck away the genius of a
Politicians, artists, would-be politicians
and ambitious dilantta,tes shape our world
and make our news. We in the Dress cline like
leeches, abrasive and biggety at times, but
ultimately passive consumers of the swirl of
acitivity called news.
The situations of our own young magazine
is doubly parasitic. Established mainstream
publications, from the New York Times to
the Raleigh News and Observer to the Daily
Tar Heel, move in close and stick tight to all
the controversies they will sell as news copy.
At the New Carolinian, we pick and choose.
We rely on the regular press corps to slip up
sometimes, to move on to the next day's
stories before scraping much below the
obvious surface of today's material.
We exploit their weaknesses, and we do so
smugly, almost gleefully.
If that's a public service, it's a perverse
one. Our advertisers believe we are
performing some kind of service for our
of Editorial Freedom
Rslph J. Irsca
Graphic Arts Editor
of the vet school. State may be better
suited to immediately assume
responsibility for a new school, but
only because it has been granted new
facilities and new faculty in the past.
If A&T is ever to grow into a fuller
stature as an educational institution
in this state, it must begin to receive
some of the new resources
committed to higher education.
Black schools within the
university system have suffered from
neglect in the appropriation of
resources by the state legislature for
too long. If the new vet school were
located at A&T, then it too could
begin to build its prestige and image
as a full member within the
Consolidated University. A lot of
State alumni, ACC nuts, and Big
Four friends might be a bit
disturbed, but we cannot let the rich
get richer while the poorer campuses
are disqualified for major programs
because of their poverty of
Subtle cycles of discrimination
must be broken. The breaking of
such a cycle is what this
confrontation between HEW and
the Consolidated University is really
end of day.
1 can remember flying kites and lying in
the sun, but that was too long ago. There
isn't much to do these days. An orange
bus just passed by. Why are buses always
People outside are still in a hurry to get
home. There must be some gain to be got,
some prize, some small monument to
mark their labors. Like the pines outside
they stretch for the final rays of the
lowering sun, as the shadows of their
hopes lie down on the grass.
The sun has set, and the wall behind me
is reflected in the window. Its pictures are
before: junkyards, airplanes, crowded
freeways, smokestacks, atomic
mushrooms, and one lonely mountain. I
can't seem to get away from the pictures.
At least, 1 can bear to look at the now
reflected as they are, from outside the
readers, although their confidence is more a
calculated risk than a leap of faith. We
remain, for better or worse, your monthly
We offer a calendar of the month's
upcoming events, and it is the most thorough
and probably the most readable cultural
calendar ever attempted in North Carolina.
In the May issue, we highlight outstanding
concerts, shows and other entertainment
opportunities throughout the summer,
throughout the state.
That is a service, to be sure, but it's
basically on the same level as picking greens
from other people's gardens.
We also offer reviews and critical reviews
and critical essays dealing with the creative
spirit here on Tobacco Road and by
"critical," we mean probing, thoughtful,
skeptical and perverse. The service we
promise here amounts to no more than new
points of view, discussed as intelligently as
possible by people who think they know
what they're talking about.
This is a service on our own terms, and it is
not worth nearly as much as that provided by
our parsitic hosts, the people who make all
the movies and music and art and books.
We offer personal columns and features
intended to reflect on the variety of
individual experiences shaping life among
the Tar Heels.
And we offer news-features, including
Thoughts on 2050 A.D.
Dr. J.J.B. Anderson is an associate
professor of nutrition and an assistant
professor oj surgery in the School of Public
Health. He earned his Ph.D. in 1966 from
Cornell University. Tomorrow Dr. Louis D.
Rubin will discuss the state of the world in
Man is fundamentally an emotional being,
like his animal predecessors. Often rational,
his behavior is driven by compelling basic
human needs, such as food and water.
Cultural and societal developments in the
technologically advanced areas of the world
have freed man from devoting much time or
direct effort to food-gathering or
agriculture, but these developments have
also given rise to more complex and
competitive nation-state systems which
dependent on natural resources. The control
and manipulation of resources, such as
energy and food, by the so-called advanced
nations in the face of the exponentially
growing populations of the developing Third
World countries is the central issue today.
By the year 2050 this issue shall have been
resolved. A supra-national socialistic
organization will control not only
population growth but also the production
Quality education without enough money?
The ironies of the General Assembly are
never more apparent than in the proposed
tuition increases. The General Assembly
expects quality education, and yet in the
same stroke will cut back on funds
desperately needed not only to upgrade the
higher educational system, but to keep it on a
par with its present value. Medical education
has become a top priority, largely through
the General Assembly's actions. The medical
school at Chapel Hill is expected to find
room for 30 second year students from ECU,
and yet funds for 22 students are already
lacking, without any accounting of where the
money will come from to support those 30
ECU students. This is just one instance of the
effect in the Health Sciences, and
particularly includes the schools of dentistry,
medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public ,
health, all of which programs are sorely
needed in North Carolina.
In addition to the specialized graduate
programs in the health sciences, graduate
programs, and particularly Chapel Hill's
graduate programs, will undoubtedly suffer.
A survey conducted last spring showed that
Letters to the editor
insist preireostratioini period was mwifair
To the editor:
The past preregistration period proved to
be one of the most unfair to date.
On Monday night, about 100-200 people
were sleeping outside, waiting to get those
precious early numbers that will determine
their desired courses. It was raining and cold,
but to the students' surprise, the doors to
Hanes Hall were opened. Not only were the
doors opened, but those students were also
allowed to preregister by having their green
slips stamped! Those "chosen few" told
others and by the time 12:00 midnight rolled
around, about 900 rising juniors had
This situation was totally unfair to the rest
of the rising juniors who arose early the
following morning to arrive at Hanes only to
find, to their amazement, that over 900
people had already preregistered the
previous night. Thus, many students will be
closed out of courses that they might have
political inquiries devoted to the forces that
make us rich or poor, powerful or pathetic,
wondrously wicked or just plain foolish. At
least that's what we offer in theory; in
actuality (on paper), we present what limited
insight our limited wisdom, resources and
imagination can pretend to. Again, the
emphasis may be on perversity, on
stubbornly seeking out new perspectives just
so we don't run the old ones ragged.
We the staff are no freer from political and
cultural prejudices than you the readers. We
invite you to become writers, for the
publication of written points of view is the
' only service we're sure we can perform.
Ellen Horowitz is editor of the New
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and distribution of foodstuffs and the
insurance that adequate nutrients are
available at all times to everyone. If it
survives, the private food industry will
.serve more as an adjunct to government with
limited profit margins rather than as highly
profited-motivated outfits geared to market
analyses, advertising campaigns of
questionable ethics, and the almighty
bottom Tine. Moral man must construct a
moral society if, indeed, survival of planet
earth to the year 2050 is to become a reality.
Because of limited economic growth,
limited resources and limited food supplies,
not only will land conservation become
increasingly more important, but the
rationing of food nutrients will be necessary.
Taste will have far less importance
determining our intake. Adequate amounts
of nutrients, such as energy (carbohydrate
and fat), protein, vitamins and minerals, will
be made available for optimal but
necessarily maximal growth and
development. Bigness will not be a worthy
goal. Why should we care if the medians of
the Iowa growth standards, now being
upwardly revised, are not achieved as long as
mental and psychological development are
not compromise? Obesity and related
approximately 75 per cent of graduate
students live on fixed income, whether from
assistantships or from outside jobs, all of
which will be curtailed to some extent in the
coming year. Money that has traditionally
gone for research will be cut drastically in the
coming years. We are talking about
programs that in the past have brought
prestige and authority to our state and
All of the preceding figures still do not
approach the impact that the increases of
$200 and $300 will have on the majority of
'students. As has been previously related, the
average aid deficit per student will increase
from $18 to $166 without the tuition
increase. We at Chapel Hill will have to
make up 26 per cent of the cuts in the total
higher education budget. UNC at Chapel
Hill will definitely suffer. Nine thousand of
our students currently work their way
through school, in some manner or another.
More financial aid will be available at this
institution, but this increase will not even
cover the increase in need and the
inflationary aspect, as the average aid deficit
received had the registrars not opened the
doors early. The inequalities of the
preregistration period are also revealed here,
for some students were allowed to gain an
unfair advantage in getting the courses they
so desired. Most students were under the
assumption that when the sign says,Hanes
will open at 8:00 a.m.," it does not mean 9:30
p.m. the preceding evening.
A time for change in our preregistration
procedures is definitely needed: the
University should not be allowed to change
their own game at will, and without prior
2128 Granville South
' AmarcorcT subjectivity
To the editor.
Michael McFee effectively brought out
the beauty of Fellini's Amarcord in his
review (April 14) but some clarification is
necessary towards understanding the film.
When McFee stated, "The characters are
funny because people just naturally act
ridiculous," (italics added) he only partially
hit on the truth. Fellini does sec people
endearingly, but much of the humor is based
on the fact that the film consists entirely of
memories, and being only memories, they
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increasing problems in western societies,
may become largely diseases of the past as
pellagra is today and, conversely, physical
fitness of populations will be vastly
improved because of the limitations on
Animal protein will still be with us because
non-arable lands can support certain grazing
species efficiently, but arable soils will
produce more high-quality vegetable protein
throughout the world. The "green
revolution" will have flowered beyond our.
modest goals of today. So will the
production of food protein from oil by
micro-organisms and from sea plants. Fish,
Moreover, the General Assembly is
proposing to turn higher education into an
upper class luxury. We at Chapel Hill are
fortunate we, or at least the physical set-up
of this university will still be here. What
about less fortunate or smaller universities
such as Pembroke, Central, or Fayetteville
State? Fayetteville State has 95 percent of its
student body on some type of aid how do
we justify an increase to those students? In
that light, how do we justify to students
already accepted that there is no space or
money for them? This may indeed be the tact
taken in late June if worse comes to worse.
So much for future students we need to
protect our present student body. It is quite
interesting that the General Assembly had
not proposed this increase until nearly the
end of the academic year, when students are
about , to take exams. Why is higher
education bearing the brunt of the proposed
increase, when money-saving methods have
not been researched in other areas? This state
has not been renowned for its support of
higher education, even at its earliest
Thus the Rex appears larger than it was
because its size is what Fellini remembers
about it. The characters fit into easily
definable types because their most
outstanding characteristics and actions are
the only ones that are recalled.
Exaggeration, almost surrealistic in the
snow scene, adds to the comic quality of the
Fellini then has done more than give us his
personal impression of Italy in the 30's. He
has created a new form: Amarcord never
pretends to be objective. On the contrary, it
is overtly subjective, different from the
realism of most films we are accustomed to.'
This quality changes our evaluation of the
film because we are not expected to leave the
theatre saying, so that's what it was like
back then." Instead, we must take into
consideration Fellini's deliberate distortion
of the facts.
1326 Granville West
by unfair registration
To the editor.
Yes, the students have been screwed. Not
screwed once by skyrocketing room rates,
nor screwed twice by inflated tuition, but
egg and milk protein will continue to be
needed, especially for pregnant and lactating
women (nearly ail women will breast-feed
their infants for at least six months), infants
and children. Improved pre-natal medical
and nutritional care will reduce the neonatal
and infant death rates which will have little
effect on the crude birth rates under the
conditions of controlled population growth.
In general, health will relate to adequate
nutrient intake but not to overrating as
By the year 2050 kwashiorkor and
marasmus, so prevalent in the developing
world today, will only be known as historical
diseases in textbooks. Regions of poverty
like the Sahel and Bangladesh will no longer
be depressed and death rates will of necessity
This futuristic view is admittedly
simplistic and optimistic, but barring a
world catastrophe, is it so far-fatch? Look at
Red China and what it has done in a quarter
of a century truly a magnificent feat of
Keynesian macro-economics and perhaps
the rest of the world can reach similar
achievements in three-quarters of a century.
inception. In the past few years, this state
seems to have made a concerted effort to
upgrade higher education. We mustn't let all
these efforts be wasted; in addition, we must
prevent the state from adopting a regressive
attitude toward higher education.
We as students have a tremendous
opportunity to show our unified strength.
Protest rallies have been scheduled at each
individual campus on April 22. Along with
the rallies, the Union of Student Body
Presidents, coordinating the North Carolina
Association of Student Government, will
meet at the Legislative Building to speak
before the Appropriations Committee. Yet
there is no chance of success if students do
not support these efforts. The saying that no
man's life, liberty or property is safe when
the legislature is in town is all the more
appropriate on this occasion. It is true that
we will suffer the primary effects of any
increases, but it is inevitably the state of
North Carolina that will suffer the
consequences. And above all, we need
action, not mere rhetoric.
Bill Bates is Student Body President.
royally screwed a third time by the process of
preregistration. Frisbee and Bill along with
their administrative ding-a-lings have
demonstrated again how to successfully
operate a bumbling bureaucracy. Where in
the hell is this going to end?
It is not enough that we, the students, must
wait in the rain all night to preregister. No,
our warmhearted director of the office of
records and registration, Raymond E.
Strong, decided to start registration about
ten hours before the designated time.
What resulted was a mass stampede of
students on Hanes Hall Monday night; somf
roused from their beds, others from their
studies, and no doubt a great many students
never received notice at all. I ask
administrators of this university how they
intend to fairly treat those off campus
students, needing a low registration number
in order to take courses for their major, who
never heard of Monday night's midnight
Should we have another registration in
order to be fair to everyone? If so, how shall
you apoligize to the hundreds of people who
waited in the rain Monday night to pre
register? Or is there going to be any fairness?
These are a few of the considerations that the
administration of this university should take
into account the next time someone decides
.to have another midnight registration.
Christopher Alan Perryman
BUT PATTY HEARST SHE AINTI'