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THE DAILY TAR HEEL
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1953
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The official student newspaper of the
Publications of the University of North
Carolina at- Chapel Hill where it 3s
published daily at the Colonial Press,
toe.-, except Monday, examination and
, ? ac a tkfe periods and during the cJfi
Tvial summer terms. Entered as second
elass matter at the Post Office of
Chapel Hill, N. C, .under the act of
March1 3, 1879. Subscription rates:
tnailed -$4.00 per year, $1.50 per quarter;,
delivered $6.00 per year and $2.25 per
Mr. Justice Douglas for the Minorefyt
The1 Constitution guarantees
freedom of thought and expres
siojv to everyone in crur society.
Allare "entitled -to it; and none
need it more than the teacher.
The public school is in most
respects the cradle of demo-
'craey . V
The present law proceeds on
a principle repugnant to our
society -guilt by association. A
teacher is disqualified because
of her membership in an organic
. zation found to be "subversive."
The finding as: to the "subver
sive" character of the organi-
. zation is made in a proceeding
to which the teacher is not a
" party and in whieh it is not
clear that she may even be
To be sure, she may have a
healing when charges of dis
loyalty are leveled against her.
But in that hearing the finding
as to the "subversive" character
of the organization apparently
may not be reopened in order
to allow her to show the 'truth
of the, matter. The irrebuttable
charge that the organization is
"subversive" therefore hangs as
an ominous cloud over her own
The very threat of such a
procedure is certain to raise ha
voc with academic freedom.
Youthful indiscretions, mistaken
causes, misguided enthusiasms
all long forgotten become the
ghosts of a-harrowing present.
Any organization committed
to a liberal cause, any group
organized to revolt against any
hysterical trend, anjr committee
launched to sponsor an unpop
ular program becomes suspect. .
The law inevitable turns the
school system into a spying pro
ject Regular loyalty reports on
the teachers must be made out.
The principals become detec
tives; the students the parents,
the community become inform
ers. Ears are eocked for tell-tale
signs of disloyalty.
The prejudices of the com
munity come into play in search
ing out the disloyal. This is not
the usual type of subversion
which" checks a teachers . com
petency. It ta a system which
searches for hidden meanings in
a teneher's utterances.
"What was the significance of
the reference of the art teacher
to socialism? Why was the his-
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EVOLUTION IN A
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Bruce Melton ,
David Buckner ,
Mary ITeH Boddie Society Editor
Jody i-evey- Feature Editor "
Beverly Baylor Associate Editor
Sue Burr ess-Associate Editor
Ed Staraes Assoc. Sports Editor
Nancy Burgess Assoc. Society Editor
Ruffin "Woody Photographer
p. T". Walking ; .. Business Manager
tery teacher so openly hostile
to Franco Spain? TVho heard
evertones of revelation in the:
English teacher's discussion of
"The Grapes of Wrath-"? What
was behind the praise of Soviet
metallurgy in" the chemistry
class? Was it not "subversive"
for the teacher to cast tloubt on
the wisdom of the venture in
What happens under this law
is typical of what happens in a
police state. Teachers are under
constant surveillance; their pasts
are combed for signs of disloyal
ty; their utterances are watched
for clues to dangerous thoughts.
A pall is cast over the class
There can be no real academic
freedom in that - environment.
Where suspicion fills the air and
holds scholars in line for fear
of their jobs, there can be no
exercise of the free intellect.
Supineness and dogmatism
talte the place of inquiry. A '
"party line" as dangerous as
the "party line" of the com
munistslays hold. It is the
"party line" J the orthodox
view, of the conventional
thought, of the accepted ap
proach; A system which directly or
inevitably has that effect is
alien to our system and should
be struck down. Its survival is
a real threat to our way of life.
We need be bold and adventure
some in our thinking to survive.
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by. Bill -.C Brown
Tar Got -
Every column and columnists
should have J a purpose. Ap
parently I have set some people
-to wondering just what the pur-;
-pese el Tar pn-My Heels- could
possibly.be. So, - here goes.
About the most popular guess
is that it makes a nice space
filler for- Wednesday mornings;
Others simply quote Sha&esv
pearfc "It is a tale told by on
idiot, full of sound and fury,,
signifying nothing." My apolo
gies to William for not cnioting
exactly.) ' -
One day, in what was sup
posed to be a compliment, a boy
told me, "Your column is gesaing
good." Others have said, it isn't
But I started out to give the
purpose of this v column. This
"shoulder crying" has been in-
: troduction only. Here's the pur
pose as I defined it to a friend
I have confined my writings
to problems concerning Carolina.
I haven't given my views on
world, national, or state prob
lem's. There is little I can do
about who is nominated for
president this summer by the
Democratic Party. I do have the
right to vote and nominate on
And so I have criticized. For
this reason I have been called
critical. (A brilliant observation).
But there is no sense in writing
a column each week praising the
work of the IDC or the IFC,
ei a!. When they do good work,
they'll get all the glory due
them and some more too. I'd
rather ask them about our social
rooms; ask them when we can
expect our rooms to be painted;
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efters .-to the
To the president of the Student
I am writing to you on behalf
of four of my -friends here in
hope that you might be able to
help them. It seems as they
never get any mail and I would
appreciate it greatly if you
would circulate their names
widely aniong the female mem
bers of yovir fair school. They
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about the alleged beds in the
And so, BiH C. Brown Boy
ask them if anything can be done
Journalist, continues his fight
against people who won't vote,
obnoxious dorm rooms, theore
tical religion in the stead of
active religion on campus, and
a thousand and one things.
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