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THE DAILY TAR HEEL
FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1952
The official student newspaper of the
Publications of the University of North
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
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
quarter.
Standard Candidates
We notice with surprise that one of the candidates for the
editorship of this newspaper expressed the hope that The
Daily Tar Heel would return to standard size in the near fu
ture. But then, we have noticed such statements with surprise
all year, from such supposedly well-informed people as mem
bers of the Publications Board, which re-established the
tabloid-size newspaper last Spring.
Editorial candidates, in particular, should ground them
selves in financial operations of the newspaper; and anyone
grounded in financial operations of the newspaper under
stands that the tabloid size is cheaper.
Enough cheaper that it seems the only feasible form of
operation for The Daily Tar Heel unless an additoinal $12,000
to $15,000 magically appears in next years budget.
The Daily Tar Heel is operating in the black this .year,
for the first time in 13 years, according to Student Fund fig
ures. It can continue to operate on a sound financial basis
only on the reduced scale.
Candidates who say they are for wire services, large feature-filled
issues, and other expensive journalistic operations
are like candidates who say they are for any other kind of
bonus. Everybody is.
And everybody out to know by now that you can't
provide additional services without additional funds.
Which latter question we leave to the advertizers and the
legislature. Which means the block fee. Which "means you
and your dough.
Incidentally, campaign time last year witnessed a howl
from students over the four-day-a-week "daily" newspaper
they were getting. The students got the change they voted
for, and we haven't heard any howl to go back to that.
But a candidate who promises a standard is promising
just that.
So maybe the candidates and the publications Board mem
bers who are plugging fast spending of not enough money
aren't the politicoes they think they are.
Over I he Hill
(Editor's note: Walt Dear, wide
ly mentioned as a . candidate for
the editorship, declined -to run
for academic reasons-. He re
cently resigned from the staff).
I know a newspaperman from
Greensboro wha happens to.
work for students.
He's not too well known and
his name hasn't appeared on the
front page much. He's more of
a man working behind the
scenes getting the job done.
Maybe it's because people
don't know him; maybe they've
never heard the name, Dave .
Buckner. Or maybe, of they've
met him, they weren't impressed,
because he's not the back-slapin'
type anyway. "
He doesn't have the Charlie
Justice appeal or the political .
prowess of a Charlie Long.
What he does have, however,
blots out these mass appeal and
supposed "must' qualifications
' for an office. Buckner is a news
paperman's conception ' of ' an
ideal editor from way back. He
copped top national ' honors for "
his high school sheet as editor.
When he joined The Daily Tar
Heel last summer as managing
editor, the paper became a live
wire. It was singled out by
Chancellor Robert s House and
Dean Guy Phillips as one of the
best summer publications in
many years. In September,
Buck became news editor and in
rpite of 'don't-give-a-damn" at
titudes, he pulled togethsr what
little there was and re plied
the main drive behinl t" 2 often
Editor-in-chief
..Managing Editor
News Editor
Bill Peacock
Mary Nell Boddie
Sports Editor
, Society Editor
Feature Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Jody Levey
Beverly Baylor
Sue Burr ess
Ed Starnes- Assoc.
Sports Editor
Nancy Burgess Assoc. Society Editor
Ruf fin Woody , . Photographer
O. T. Watkins Business Manager
by Wait Dear
criticized, and sometimes staff -less,;
tabloid through rough
months.- . . '.
When Bruce Melton graduat
ed, Buckner took over the se
cond highest " position manag
ing editor. He has been an im
portant factor in revitalizing the
paper.
Somebody said that it's impos
sible to unscramble eggs, refer
ring to the paper's condition in
the last year. If you'll take a
careful look on page one, you'll
find the eggs have not only been
unscrambled, but they've also
been hatched again. i
Draf t movements are rare. TJs
usally, they're another political
method of insuring a person's
popularity While Buckner had
no idea of running for editor, his
friends were thinking he'd" make
the perefct man for the post if
they could only get him to run.
He was . actually and literally
drafted almost by both parties
on campus (he lost the UP nom
iantion by three votes).
Even before the party nomi
nations, the staff the people
who work with Buck" and the
people who will have to work
with the next editor nominated
him by an overwhelming vote,
13-4. ,
To my way of thinking, this
guy Buckner is the man the cam
pus needs and deserves for edi
tor. He's an underdog' in this
campaign, but he's the . person
who'll stick with tThe Daily Tar
Heel, mold, it into the ' finest
paper it's baen since 1895, and
give students what they want.
Glenn Harden
David Buckner
Rolfe NeUJ
Golden Girl
Reviews
s
Miss Gay nor
"Becoming an overnight suc
cess, according to Hollywood's
standards, may mean years of
heartbreak which the public
knows noting about". This is a
fact not to be denied, especially ,
by pert Mitzi Gay nor, who last
. year, broke into the winner's
circle of filmdom by appearing
in a film which I panned. Even
though I could scarcely sit
through the film, there was an
attraction for me, a vivacity not
recently shown by a musical
star.
Mitzi was born in Chicago,
moving to Detroit at three. Her
parents were both born in the
entertainment world, and took
little Mitzi along with them
wherever they- played. As in
"Golden Girl" where Lotta Crab
tree met Lola Montez and de
cided to be an actress, so it was'
with Mitzi when she first saw
Carmen Miranda in "The Streets
of Paris."
Later on, she saw the famous
Donilova dance in "Swan Lake"
and she made up- he rmind to
be in ballet also. She settled
down to work and managed to
do both. Appearing in amateur
recitals, she won acclaim in De
troit. Hed mother and aunt both
gave up good executive positions
to take their little girl out to
Hollywood, thinking that all that
they would have to do was to
just produce' Mitzi. When they
arrived, it seemed that Mitzi
was just a "little too old for
child parts, and a little too young
for grown up parts. For one
- year, she gave benefits, appeared
on local talent shows, and fin- ,
ally accepted a place with a
U.S.O. unit from Hollywood.
Living up to her role as Lotta,
Mitzi slipped off from the mother
and aunt, and landed a part
with the Civic Light Opera Bal
, let of San Francisco. They were
all ready to sign a contract, when
her mother showed up and pre
vented the signing. From there
she went to New York, and after
much pleading was allowed to
accept the part of Miss Enders
in "Song of Norway." She re
mained with that show through
two years run on Broadway,
and through runs, in Chicagd,
Philadelphia, and made prepare
' tions for opening in San Fran
cisco. ; It was while here that
she stopped the show, and gained
rave notices.
Thc Great Waltz was re-,
written to give Mitzi a part,
and while appearing in this pro
ductiqrij George Jessel discover
ed his1 heroine for "Golden Girl."
It -seems that all things with
Hollywood must be gradual, so
she was signed for a 'small part
Letters I o
Madam Editor:
I want to thank you and the
staff of The' Daily Tar Heel for
the excellent publicity given to
the recent Bloodmobile visit to
the TJNC campus.
It with the rest of the blood
committee, feel that your pre
senting the facts and data of the
drive helped bring about the re
markable success of the cam
paign. -
Joel Fleishman
Chairman. Blood Committee
Madam Editor:
After taking my first hourly
quiz B.A. 71, 5 can't help but
wonder if the . school hasn't
made a mistake by not requiring-
the students that plan to
take B.A. 71 to have a short
hand course as a prerequisite.
As I wandered from the class
room in a world composed part
ly of reality and partly of defi
nitions, accounts, debits, and li
abilities, capital, assets, etc., I
had a rather bitter feeling to
ward the composers of the quiz;
as after I recovered from my
Not Guilty
Not long ago I did a tearful
column attacking Mother Nature
for' making harmonious boy
girl "relationships such a bitter,
up-hill struggle. I never claimed
that my cut-rate commentaries
deserved to be inscribed on the
pyramids. Just the same, plenty
members of both sexes have
since informed me that this time
I was squarely over the target
and to please -keep dropping
adjectives on it.
First let's set our sights on
the local problems. In spite of
all the fabulous Grail dances,
dorm dances, German Week
ends, beach parties, and booze
binges, too many well-groomed
ladies and gentlemen around
here live in a social vacuum. I
daresay that if -all, the: Carolina
boys and girls who ever spent
a lonesome Saturday night read
ing escape literature and cursing
the ratio were to get together
arid vote communist, Joe Stalin
would be guzzling vodka on the
front porch of the White House.
Move over, Dorothy Dix, be
cause I've got a cozy scheme cal
culated to give campus society
a metaphysical shot-in-the-arm.
Nothing rash, nothing revolutk-,
nary. Simply .this Let dorm
dwellers take the coeds to the
social rooms. .
For the benefit of those who
came in late, here's a Ibrief his
tory of the rise and fall of the,
dormitory social rooms. (If you
have a record of Hammerstein's
There Is Nothing Like A Dame
you might give it a spin. It'll
make wonderful background
music.) 1
Last spring a group of effer
vescent student leaders down m
B Dorm recognized the prevail
ing morgue-like atmosphere and
decided it would be a good idea
to comb the cobwebs from the
large vacant rooms, put in fur
niture, ashtrays, and magazines,
arid start serializing. All the
in "My, Blue Heaven' with
Betty Grable and Dan Dailey.
In jthis film, she, carried away
the show, and was rushed into
'a'c6me4yprtrinii controver
sial "Take Care of My Little
GM." David Alexander,
I he Editor
attack of writers cramp, shat
tered nerves, and 'Quiz Shock,
I decided to write this letter in
the "hope that you, or someone,
could answer my ' questions.
How does' a person "complete
an hour and a half quiz in an
. hour's time? I know that I'm
not the only student who has
been faced with this problem,
Perhaps you have had the same
trouble at one time or the other
and can suggest a solution. As
sume that you know the mater
ial on the quiz, waste no time
during the quiz, and you are
not allowed extra time to finish
or check your work. What is
the answer?
After the instructor sweats
blood for a week trying to con
trol his impatience with the stu
dent like myself that asks ques
tions that he has heard hundreds
of times during his career as an
instructor, why does the depart
ment give a quiz that doesn't
give the student a., chance to
show the instructor that his ef
fort at self-control has finally
paid off? "Tell Me Why."
Name Withheld by xequsi.
by Barry Forbes
boys in B screamed Bravo and
went to work with the greatest
display of school spirit since
Davie walked in from Wilming
ton. They dusted, swept, washed,
polished, and painted until fin
ally they had a layout that
would make the Kremlin look
tacky.
On opening night the boys
really pitched a brannigan.
There was entertainment, re
freshments, exhibits, and bom
bastic speeches by administra
tion personnel proclaiming "This
night marks a new social re
naissance which will surely see
Carolina skyrocket into the ethe
real heights of dormitory soli
darity." Somebody else said the
B Dorm, social room was defini
tely a "forward step." Then
everybody gave three cheers and
sang "Hark The Sound'
Shortly thereafter, the boys
requested that the authorities
allow them to take coeds into
j the "forward step.? 'Request de
nied Well, the 'new social re
naissance" started slow and then
gradually tapered ; off. Other
dorms set up play rooms and
waited for the - first signs of
"dormitory solidarity." It was
like dropping a rose petal down
the Grand Canyon ! and waiting
for an echo.
Let's get right ' down Jo the
burlap. Dorm social rooms are
dandy. But when' one sex has
a monopoly, there can only b
so much socializing and no-more-
A social room without; coeds is
like a Bulgarian without typhus
I say, let them in, at least on a
trial basis, as soon as the auth-
. orities can lower their eyebrows
Obviously somebody with a
. lot of say-so is afraid that the
dorm boys are after coed visi
ting privileges just so they can
yep, you guessed it. I sug
gest that the intelligence of the
typical dorm man is somewhat
above that of the average
. orangutan and such fears are
- grossly divorced from reality.
If we want to cultivate that
- mystic mainspring known as
. "group spirit," let's feature
other "attractions in the dorm
social rooms besides Johnny
Ray records and checkerboards.
    

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