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Serving the students unci the University community since 1893
Volume 93, Issue 105
weanesaay, November 20, 1935 Chapel HiH. North Carolina
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By KAREN YOUNGBLOOD
Campus Y students upset about the unex
plained firing of Associate Director George
Gamble have been asked by their co-presidents
and chairman of the advisory board to stop
Gamble was fired more than a month ago.
His dismissal becomes effective Jan. 6.
Campus Y co-presidents, Kim Reynolds and
Roger Orstad, and chairman of the Campus Y's
advisory board, Leslie H. Garner Jr., met with
students Tuesday night after a meeting with
Donald A. Boulton, vice chancellor and dean
of Student Affairs. They asked students to stop
protesting to give the administration a chance
to negotiate Gamble's firing.
"All we can say is that we believe now is the
time of patience," Garner said. UI am convinced
that my personal course of action is to stand
back. The situation is extremely delicate. We
would encourage you to take the same course
Garner refused to comment on why the
situation was delicate.
Garner, Reynolds and Orstad said they had
taken a pledge of silence with Boulton about
their meeting and would not discuss details about
the meeting or its outcome with Campus Y
"We pledged not to (talk) so we could have
a frank, open discussion," Garner said.
Garner said no future meetings with Boulton
had been planned.
Campus Y members have been holding rallies
and vigils protesting Gamble's firing, and several
said they were upset about the idea of stopping
"We have a very short time to get something
done," said Karl Tameler, a senior. "If we don't
do something, it's all over. They're (the
administration) shutting us out and withdrawing
Edwin Fountain, a staff writer for The
PhoeniXy told Garner that he didn't understand
why students should quit protesting.
"Can you elaborate on what we're getting from
not protesting?" he asked.
Garner replied, "We're getting a chance that
if I describe, well blow." y'; :
. Several students said they thought the
, administration was embarrassed about the
protests and was trying to prevent more publicity
to put off responding to the Campus' Y's
"He's (Boulton) stringing us along,"'' said
David Brown, former Campus Y co-president.
"The only reason he's being amenable is that
he doesnH like the publicity."
Garner denied that the administration
suggested the Campus Y quit protesting.
"I don't think we're going to resolve this in
The Daily Tar Heel, in the Pit or in the quad,"
he said. "They (administrators) did not say it
could not be resolved in the Pit, I did."
One student said he thought protesting was
the only way to get the administration to explain
why Gamble was fired.
"I do think the publicity and the demonstra
tions have had the single most (influence)," said
Brown. "Why should we stop now?"
"1 really understand your concern," said
Orstad. "There's an outlet being used that needs
everyone's support, and the best support now
is passive support. It's an outlet that might prove
Neither Garner, Reynolds nor Orstad would
elaborate about how stopping the demonstra
tions would help the Campus Y find out why
Gamble was fired. Garner refused to comment
on whether Boulton told him during their
meeting the reason for Gamble's dismissal.
Garner said the administration was willing to
talk with Campus Y members about their
"Donald (Boulton) was willing to come
tonight," he said. "You want to meet with him
there's no reason why you can't."" 1 ' :
Some students said they would try to see
Boulton today and agreed to give up protesting
until Friday to allow the administration to
negotiate with Garner, Reynolds and Orstad.
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When did Marlboro Man meet Jello?
Who had a wooden leg and slept in
a coffin? Do moths sleep with their
These and other fascinating questions
were answered last night in the final
rounds of the UNC College Bowl, where
the sharp-witted "Murderers from the
Rue Morgue" squeezed out a 135-130
victory over the defiant "Alzheimer's
"Seven years of college bowl and a
lifetime of trivia finally paid off," said
Murderers captain Keith Brown.
A third team from the School of
Library Science also competed but was
defeated by Alzheimer's Army in the
"loser's bracket" game.
Alzheimer's Army captain Ari Lie
man said the Murderers were excellent
"You could say that we lost both
games on the last question of the game,
which is always a tough way to lose. . . .
They got the questions when they had
Team member Joanna Williams
added, "We were wowed by all the rock
V roll and MTV questions."
About 25 teams of four students
competed in the season's games, said
organizer Ray Van Dyke. Half were
graduate and half undergraduate.
Each game was divided into two
seven-minute segments. The winning
team had to beat the competitor twice
to take the title.
"Most people just forget trivia," said
Mike Tranfaglia of the Army. "You
have to have that kind of mind."
The College Bowl idea originated in
the 1950s, Van Dyke said. Questions and
answers were formerly compiled by
Time-Life Inc. but now are supplied by
College Bowl Inc.
Questions are worth 10 points for
toss-ups, which anyone can answer, and
20 to 30 points for bonus questions,
which are awarded to whichever team
correctly answers the toss-up question.
If a team interrupts the question and
answers it incorrectly, it loses five
points. Toss-up questions missed by one
team can be answered by the other.
"These questions aren't so much
based on intelligence as mental agility
how quickly you can adjust your
mind," Van Dyke said.
Van Dyke said he would pick a
varsity team of the best players to
compete in national competitions in the
The varsity team will compete in the
regional tournament to be held in
February, he said.
Schools from Virginia, North Carol
ina, South Carolina, Kentucky and
Tennessee are in the same region as
UNC, he said. About 25 or 30 schools
Conflicts arose several times during
the competition, including one over a
question about the atomic weight of
nitrogen. The official answer listed the
weight as heavier than that of oxygen,
which in fact is lighter.
Jessie Kome, who read some of the
questions to the teams, said: "We have
problems perennially, but the team that
won had the problem with that ques
tion. When it's the team that loses, you
often end up with sudden death."
Adam Falk, who came to watch the
competition, was a member of the
winning UNC team at an invitational
national match at Emory University a
few years ago.
"It was an awful lot of fun," he said.
"WeVe been more successful there than
Editor's note: This story is part of an extensive series
focusing on University academic departments.
By LORRY WILLIAMS
The University's department of English is among the best
in the nation and one of the strongest in the Southeast,
said department chairman Joseph Flora.
"Graduate students want to come, here," Flora said.
"People want to get appointments Jiere."
The department has about 375 undergraduate majors and
55 new graduate students a year. Flora said it was hard
to determine how many graduate students were in the
"As many as 150 to 200 many be on the campus at any
one time," he said. "It's a big graduate program."
The strength of the department goes back a long way,
and the faculty continuously strives to maintain the
department's reputation for excellence, he said.
Smaller class sizes, in addition to quality professors, help
distinguish the department from others at the University,
"We do not have the large classes you have in some
departments," he said. "When they built this building
(Greenlaw Hall), they built it so we wouldn't have to have
While the English department may boast smaller class sizes,
some students disagree with the way freshman English courses
are taught 7
Cathy Nifong, a first-year graduate student who received
her undergraduate degree in English last year, said having
teaching assistants teach English 1 and 2 composition classes
might not be a good idea because of the inconsistencies among
"Sometimes those inconsistencies turn off students from
English," she said.
Teaching assistants do teach a good deal of the freshman
program, Flora said. But, he added, those who taught had
"We dont just take anyone," Flora said. The English
department has a freshman committee that is constantly
reviewing the freshman programs taught by teaching
assistants, he said.
"They're not just earning their bread and butter while
they're here," he said. "They are learning to be good
Overall, undergraduate English majors seem satisfied with
the program, but they do have some complaints.
Undergraduate majors are required to take six to eight
courses at the junior and senior level. In addition, they have
the sophomore prerequisites of English 20 and 22.
When Angie Carter, a junior English major from Wilson,
saw the number of English courses required for the degree,
she was a little surprised, she said. "It really didn't seem
like very many to me at all.
"But I may come out saying 'Gosh, that's enough, " she
said, adding that she would probably take more English
classes as electives.
The requirements have been in effect for several years,
Flora said. Increasing the number of English courses for
the undergraduate major could be difficult, but he said the
department was "looking at that right now."
Some students said they would like to see more courses
in particular areas of the curriculum.
"There's not a lot of Southern American literature," Nifong
said. "It's mostly English literature. That's kind of bad
because it's very limited."
Scott Boyles, a junior English and psychology major from
Rockingham, agreed. American and modern American
literature need to be emphasized more, he said.
"They don't really hit on them," Boyles said.
Carter said, "People are more interested in things that
Flora, however, said that the department offered many
courses in American literature and that they were very
Undergraduate majors are only required to have one course
in American literature. A committee is studying the
requirements to see if that is sufficient, Flora said.
He added that an undergraduate could get two American
literature courses if he took the minimum courses allowed.
"Of course the American literature faculty would like to
increase the number of classes," he said. There are 17 or
18 faculty members who teach in the American literature
program, he said.
The number of writing courses in the department also
could be increased, Boyles said.
"A lot of people think English majors get a lot of writing,"
he said. "They really dont."
Faculty members carry a five-course teaching load per
year, teaching threeourses one-semester-and-twethtrnextr
First-year teaching assistants teach one course per semester,
but after the first year, the course load is determined according
to the department's needs, Flora said.
"They don't teach more than two per semester, however,"
The number of courses professors and teaching assistants
have to teach also depends on the funds available, Flora
"It goes back to resources," he said. "If we hired more
professors, maybe we could have classes with fewer students."
Some students also voiced a concern about the number
of women in the department. "There are very few on staff,"
The department has 50 full-time faculty members, and
10 of them are women, Flora said.
"Anytime we have a search, we look for qualified women
and minorities," he said.
The department would like to have the increased resources
to hire more faculty, Flora said.
"Money can help a lot in that regard," he said. "We'd
like the opportunity to make more appointments."
The department tries to balance the faculty's course load
so members aren't inside the classroom all the time and have
time for research, he said.
"We want a faculty with national stature," Flora said.
"If they're in class all the time, we cant do that. We have
to have a balance."
The types of research members on the English faculty vary,
Flora said. Sometimes the research is very definitive, such
as writing a textbook addition. An example of this would
be writings that help in the reading of works by Chaucer
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Members of "Murderers from the Rue Morgue" celebrating their UNC College Bowl victory
The education of a man is never completed until he dies Robert E. Lee