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8The Daily Tar Heel Thursday, January 23, 19SS
9Jtt .year o editorial freedom
Arne Rickert and David Schmidt
State and National Editor
Bad Page Editor
15 minutes over UNC
Well, it's 10:30.
That's all for
today. Don 't
forget to read chap
ters 11 and 12 for.
next Tuesday spend some time on
the passage about the Philistines. Oh,
and good luck with the rally today . . .
Faculty members concerned about the
loss of faith that UNC students have
suffered vis-a-vis the Division of Student
Affairs can dramatize their support for
students today by wrapping up 9:30 a.m.
lectures 15 minutes early. By doing so,
both students and faculty members may
attend a Students, for a Student Voice
rally scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
Students for a Student Voice, com
prising the leaders and members of many
major student organizations, will make
the steps of South Building the site of
its rally today come rain or shine. The
site is appropriate for two reasons: First,
it is out in the open something which
the Division of Student Affairs can no
longer lay claim to being and second,
students as a body have been forced to
turn to the Office of the Chancellor in
South Building in order to have their
numerous grievances aired.
An important point for faculty
. members to consider this morning is this
that the 10:30 a.m. walkout will be
a measure of student and faculty
solidarity. The walkout is not designed
to comment upon or disturb the course
of the academic day; rather, it is meant
to dramatize the overwhelming distur
bance that Student Affairs has caused
in all aspects of life at this University;
academic and otherwise.
Students whose lectures do not draw
to a close at 10:30 a.m. ought to file
out of their classrooms quietly, causing
as little disturbance as possible to those
who wish to remain. Although Chan
cellor Fordham will be out of town for
the day, student hopes for a redressal
of grievances rest partially on a show
of numbers at South Building. The
chancellor will be listening for a sign
today it is the students task to provide
Again, we urge all faculty members
to cut their lectures short at 10:30 a.m.
Let those 15 minutes that are lost
become symbolic of the many days,
months and years of work that the
Division of Student Affairs has stripped
from UNC students.
To tell the truth
Lie-detector tests are big news these
days. George Schulz threatened to resign
if he were made to submit to one, but
many corporations see them as valuable
screening tools for hiring. Courts debate
their value as evidence, but when the
president of the United States has
enough faith in polygraph testing to
regard them as security devices, you can
bet others will share that confidence. '
It won't be long then, probably, till
lie detector tests become run-of-the-mill
in job interviews or credit applications.
What hasn't been considered in this mad
rush for truth and honesty is the effect
such tests will have on those who are
tested. Any attempt to instill honesty
through testing is ultimately contrary to
human nature and the American way.
If youVe been to college, chances are
youVe broken the law at some time.
Maybe it was a tequila shootout you
took part in as an 18-year-old, or the
time you raced back to Chapel Hill at
75 mph. for drop-add. Maybe it was only
a temporary relaxation of rules you
allowed yourself in soccer P.E. But
everybody, at least once in four years,
violates some statute. Don't even
mention the sinister drug culture that
lurks in every college community.
For those whose college slates are
clean, go back some: How about that
old abandoned house whose "No Tres
passing" signs made for great bonfires
inside? Or the schoolyard that expressly
forbad the playing of ball games, even
though a summer of pickup baseball
games had worn several holes in its lawn?
And who hasn't experienced that child
hood rite of passage getting caught
shoplifting at the neighborhood candy
From the time we break our first lamp
and blame it on our kid sister, to the
last roll of postage stamps we "borrow'
from the office, we do dishonest things.
There's nothing to be embarrassed
about. People aren't perfect they err,
knowingly, more times than we might
like to believe.
Even such American folk heroes as
George Washington and Abraham
Lincoln remind us of our moral failings
through their exaggerated tales of
honesty. A nation whose birth rests in
rebellion is bound to have little respect
for laws later in its history. A look at
Rambo, Bonnie and Clyde, and other
"heroes" reveals a national fascination
with the outlaw, the man with nothing
but contempt for the laws that bind him.
Lie-detector tests threaten all this. The
polygraph test places an unnatural
emphasis on truth and strict obedience
to the law. Lying is an accepted, even
necessary action" in certain circumstan
ces. Who really wants to tell the truth
when someone asks his age or weight?
Most everyone will agree that lying
or breaking the law has its place in our
society. Deception and illegality are, for
better or worse, part of human nature.
Polygraphs will bring out the truth, but
we may not like what they find.
JAMES M. TONER
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For 15 minutes of : your time
To the editors:
A rally will take place today at
10:30 a.m. on the steps of South
Building to protest the continual
and unresponsiveness of our Uni
versity's Division of Student
Affairs. So that as many students
as possible may have the opportun
ity to demonstrate their concern, we
are asking those professors and
instructors who teach 9:30 a.m.
classes to lecture for only one hour
and to allow students to leave at
10:30 a.m. in order to voice their
concerns at the rally. It is not our
intention or desire to disrupt the
academic environment on this
campus, but to call attention to a
problem which affects each of us
directly on any given day. That is
why we earnestly ask for the support
of our faculty in this undertaking,
and we consider this method to be
the most forceful tool of expressing
the seriousness of the problem
within Student Affairs.
This is not a rally for any one
specific issue, but a demonstration
against an inherent flaw that exists
in the character of the Division of
Student Affairs and manifests itself
in the persons of those who hold
the offices in the division. Your
cooperation and support are both
necessary and appreciated in this
Students for a Student Voice
Besieged by your queries as to the
bizarre disappearance of Berke
Breathed 's strip, we sent our best
reporters up to Washington to track
it down and kill it. What tltey came
back with was a 4890-pound replica
of Tip 0"NeQ nose carved in white
chocolate. Needless to say, tle repor
ters have - been unconditionally
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165 scale model of what contempor
ary scientists imagine to have been the
real "Bloom County." That's all we
could come up with. We rejzret your
inconvenience. Let's read now, shall
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