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THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1952
The Doily Tar Heel
Won't you be the second? Let's
make this a big Crusade for
Truth and show America that
the college student can' help
out when he is needed. Join the
Cursade for Truth and help
combat the "Big Ue."
Sheman L. Cohn
Editor of the
r- . v ' versiiy
The official student newspaper of the class matter at the Post Office of
Chapel Hill, N. C, under the act of
March 3, 1879. Subscription rates:
mailed $4.00 per year,,$1.50 per quarter;
delivered 6.00 per year and $2.25 per
Carolina at Chapel Hill where it is
published daily at the Colonial Press.
Inc., except Monday examination and
vacation periods and during the offi
cial summer terms. Entered as second
THET CTQLlT TAR HEEL
Bob Pace took a test case to the Student Council under the
triost unusual cif cumstanees. In the flurry over his announced
nnd denied candidacy for the presidency to try the constit
utionality of a portion of the elections laws, the import of
that case was possibly lost. .
The council having handed down a decision as an inter
pretation of the constitution, the law is valid, but not yet un-
questioned. Students may demand a referendum on the law
at ; any time, and it is to be hoped they will do so.
The law requires that candidates for campus office must
have a C average. v
Early in the decision, the council stated that "our self
government derives authority from a source other than that
granted by the governed . . . whose existence is permitted .
also by the University."
Toward the end of the decision the council, stated that
"The Student Constitution is not a document of delegated
powers . . . . The constitution was not adopted under a dele
gation of authority from the Board of Trustees or the .faculty."
The above question has been argued by campus legal
theorists since the adoption of the constitution, and since the
council r cannot make up its mind, is likely to be argued for
many years. -
In the 1800-wordy decision, the council argued an undeni
able point that tre legislature has the power "to define"
qualifications, to vote and to hold office. Under the portion
of the constitution dealing with the legislature, that body
could indeed confine the right to vote or hold office them
selves, or to any other select group of students.
However, one vaguely worded section in the same con
stitution would seem to deny this right. (Art. VIII, Sec. 5)
"Neither the Student Legislature nor the Coed Senate shall
make any law abridging or denying .... any freedom guaran
teed by the Constitution of the United States to citizens of
the United States or by the Constitution of the State of North
Carolina to the citizens of North Carolina."
This section, inadequately dealt with by the council seems
to imply (nowhere specifically stated) that student govern
ment exists on the principles of democratic government, and
cannot deny fundamental rights of that theory.
One of those" fundamental rights is that any citizen of
requisite maturity shall have the right to hold office, and no
other qualifications (with the exception of the dying poll tax)
are generally allowed.
It is basic that the governed have a right to take part in
There is a logical correlation between the age qualifica
tions set up for national and state offices and certain restric
tions set up by the legislature on office holders, who must
come from specific classes (junior, senior, etc.)
There is no. logical correlation between the C average rul
ing and any restrictions now in existance in any other demo
It is not reasonable for the council to deny responsibility
to the basic democratic institutions of the United States,
when it could have taken a different interpretation.
Incidentally, the University itself does not define "a stu
dent in good standing." A student- at this university is a stu
dent until he is removed for academic ineligibility, and at
no point is an enrolled student in "bad" standing academically.
A referendum is needed. - ;
Footnote: Campus leaders who claim to be concerned about
student "apathy" should blush in the face of a law1 which de
nies the right of participation to a large segment of the stu
Dear Fellow Editor:
The college student has been
accused at various times of be
ing a spineless playboy, inter
ested only in wine, women, and
song. But every once in a while
he does something that com
pletely contradicts this view.
One of these things was the
blood drive for the Red Cross.
Here the American college and
university student showed his
serious side and his ability to
do a job that he knew must be
' done. '
Now the college student has
another job to do. The voice
, of America has requested letters
from the youth of America to
be broadcast over the Iron Cur
tain telling the youth of the
Communist 'countries the truth
about America. So far the
answer to this plea has come
only from the high schools! But
there is no reason why the col
lege student can not join this
Crusade for Truth and help com
bat the "Big Lie."
The News Letter of the School
of Foreign Service, Georgetown
University is now conducting a
letter wriiing contest. Letters
are being written by the under
graduate students of Georgetown
and will be submitted to a board
of judges. The best letters will
then be sent to the Voice of
America to be broadcast across
the Iron Curtain.
We are bringing this to your
; attention to ask you to join
with us in this Crusade for
Truth. We are the first Univer
sity in the country to do this.
Hear And Sec Ray McECinley
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