Administration Holds Non-commital Attitude
As Student Pickets Demonstrate At Imperial Barber Shop
Guilford College, Greensboro, N. C.
Picketing the local Racially segregated
Imperial Barber Shop began last Saturday
on a limited basis as the administration of
Guilford was hostilly noncommittal.
Craig Chapman, student of Guilford
and leader of the Guilford Human Con
cerns Committee, which sponsored the
picketing, said that he felt the picketing
was a necessary step to demonstrate to
the community a concern that all Guil
ford students be allowed free access to
facilities in the community. He added that
the committee planned the demonstration
and was prepared. The sheriff's office
was notified and lawyers were available
for the participants in case of trouble.
Near incidents occured as Klu Klux
Klan members and an organization known
as the "spoons" hekled the picketers in
the early afternoon.
Dr. Grimsely Hobbs, President of the
College, and Dean William Lanier, repre
senting the administration thought that
the picketing was an unwise step. "The
students will have to act as individuals"
Chapman said he was told by the
administration. And the administration
was declining to give aid to students if
they should get into trouble.
The fact that barber shops are not
covered in the Civil Rights Act, indicated
to some people that it was their own
business whose hair was cut.
The New Left
Analysis by: J. Garvin
The early 1960's saw the genesis of a
movement which was to reshape the
value systems of thousands of students,
challenge that of thousands more, and
cause a moral show-down in America
between the post-W. W. II babies and
their Depression-starched parents. Al
though it was a leaderless, unstructured
and unorganized movement, patterns e
merged which showed that the largest
group concentrations were in the Chicago
slums and in the San Francisco area. It
soon came to be known as the New
Left - - and indefinable collection of left
wing sub-groups including the students
for a Democratic Society (SDS), CORE,
SNCC, the Vietnam Day Committee, and
the W. E. B. Dußois clubs.
The New Left is a hodge-podge of
student and non-student activists who are
fed-up with the contradictions in Amer
(Con't page 6)
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"Student Pickets demonstrate at local
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picture by S. Bowles
Comments from the students and fac- d
ulty brought mixed reaction. William
Burris of the Political Science department
said; "A sector of the student body chos
ing to speak out is commendable." Mrs.
Carter Delafield of the English department
indicated she was all for it. But David
Hershey: Government Pawn Or Power
Washington, D. C.,-Amid charges of at
tempting to stifle dissent, legal suits, and
general cries of outrage from both Con
gress and the public, Lewis B. Hershey
maintains his grandfatherly image as well
as his firm grasp over the Selective Service
In a two hour and 45-minute inter
view with The Daily Cardinal, in his spac
ious office at Selective Service head
quarters here Hershey related his views on
his job, himself, and the draft.
Although questioned at some length
on recent news developments concerning
the reclassification of obstructive pro
testors and graduate student deferments,
the aging director was most revealing on
topics of general interest.
Very significant is the man's attitude
toward his own job. "I've got 200 million
bosses," Hershey declared, "and I have
consistently tried to maintain an open
Roberts, President of the Senior class,
thought differently. "I don't think picket
ing is the best way to accomplish one's
goals in this situation." "It appears they
are trying to impress their ideas on some
one else, namely this community which
has a dislike for this approach," he added.
Several other students agreed with him
adding that they thought that people are
1 out of phase in communication. Each
| side seemed to be putting up barriers
rather than trying to eliminate them.
Many students said they didn't care,
but refered to the group doing the picket
ing as the "hippies." Other rather anon
omous quotes received by the demon
strators at the corner were "you Yankee
bastard" . . . "you communists" . . .
Many of the merchants near Guilford
felt this was a mistake. While Mr. Simmons
of College Cleaners and Quaker Printers
felt it would cause bitter feelings, Mr.
Hoffman of Rexale Drugs had no com
ment either way.
While the Imperial barbers were get
ting more support, the students demon
strating felt they were performing their
luty by justly appealing to the whole com
munity of Greensboro. The situation
marks a fluidness in the community in
which the indication of hope may come
through as negotations get underway in
the neighboring Quaker Village barber
By Gregory Groze (From the Daily Cardinal, Part I)
door to the public." Official and un
official Washington circles agree that Her
shey is one of the most obliging and ap
proachable officials in the government.
He created quite a stir earlier this month
when he abruptly cancelled all inter
views for one week.
He sees himself as a public servant,
highly obligated to Congress and the
public and is quick to note, "I must stay
within the law."
It is also generally conceded that Her
shey, 74 year old director of the service
since 1940, sincerely believes that he is
right in his words and actions even though
others, including the courts, may disagree
Consistent with his attitude towards
his job is his attitude towards his country.
In response to questions on this, Hershey
quotes U. S. naval hero Stephen Decatur:
(Con't page 7)