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PAGE 2 THE DAILY TAR HEEL, THVRSDAY, APRIL 24, 1952
by T. Mao Long
sffi I p P LOT 1Ioi
The official student publication of the Publications Board of the Univer
sity of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, where it is published daily, except Mon
day, examination and vacation periods, and during the official summer terms
Entered as second class matter at the post office in Chpel Hill, N. C, under
tne act of March 3, 1379 Subscription rates; mailed $4. per year, 1.50 per
quarter; delivered, $6 and $2.25 per quarter. -
Managing Editor .......
liACtUUVC LUllUl ........
Business Manager ....
News Editor ;
Adv Mgr . .....Wallace Pridgen Lit. Ed.. .- Joe Raff
Assoc. Ed ; Sue Burress Sub. Mgr Carolyn Reichard
Assoc. Ed.:. .Bev Baylor Circ. Mgr ..Donald Hogg
.. , - Natl. Adv. Mgr.., F. W. White
News Staff Grady Elmore.Bob' Slough. John Jamison. Angelos Russos. Deenie
Schoeppe. Wood Smethurst, Janie Bugg, Ruth Hincks. Wanda Philpott, Sandy
Smith, Al Perry, Peggy Jean Goode, Jerry Reece.
Sports Sta-Ed Starnes,. Tom Peacock,
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KJl IfLC JLU VVCLL
At 4:30 this afternoon seventy five students will gather
by the Old Well to be recognized for their outstanding serv
ice and achievement by the newest honorary society on cam
pus, The Order of .the Old Well.
The Order was founded in the spring of 1949 by eleven
students and three faculty members who felt there was a
need for an honorary organization which would award rec
ognition to students on a strictly impersonal basis.
1Y1Wnhfr;iir t Vip Orrlr nf t.hp Old Wcl 1 is rtetprminf! hv
the number of points a student accumulates through partici
pation and achievement in various activities including schol
arship, self help, student government, athletics, forensics,
dramatics, publications, music, and other extra-curricular acti
vities. , s - , .
There is no blackball in the Old Well. No one is arbitrari
ly denied membership by persons already within the Order.
The seventy-five students being initiated this afternoon have
earned their accolades by virtue of continued, unselfish serv
ice to the University.
We hail the incoming neophytes on their recognition. You
have no "friends" or "string-pullers" within the organization.
You have carved your niche in our community solely through
your own efforts.
T On Trial
We look forward .with blazing anticipation to the unveiling
of Coach Snavely's new split-T formation Saturday afternoon
in Kenan Stadium when the Blue and White football smiads
square off for a sneak preview of next year's grid aggregation.
Breezes filtering through the pines tell us the Grey .Fox
has combed" his fur with new assistants fresh talent, anda
revamped style of attack We await with interest the display "
of the "new look" when next year's Tar Heels divide and
clash in Saturday's annual springtime classic
Liff . .
A few of my friends have
told me that the only things
they read in the newspapers are
the comic strips and the head
lines. It's a columnist's duty to
write for the reading public and"
since most of my friends seem
to be restricted to reading only
headlines I found an interesting
collsction of heavy print for
those acquaintances of mine. 1
This collection of headlines
came from the March issue of
Quarterly, a fraternity magazine
of Phi Epsilon , PL (No , chapter
here) The general tone , of the
article accompanying the collec
tion of headlines was in favor
of Hell Week which has in rec
ent years become Help Week
for the good of the campus and
. Here are some of the head
lines: Iowa U, Bans Four For Mis
treating , Youth; Queens College
Group Entertains , Children;
Pledge Hazing Found Common;
Charity Drive Headed By Fra
ternity; Public Criticizes Frater
.. ...DAVID BUCKNER
MARY NELL BODDIE
Martin Jordan, Vardy Buckalew.
nity Students; Rutgers Frate'rni-
ty Collects Food ; and College ;
President Raps Frat ' Actions;'
College Dean Lauds " Fraternity.
Other cryptic heads went ; on
to explain: College, Men, Not
. Boy; , Freshman Loses Eye In
.Heti. ! Week" 'At5 Lynchburg;
; Penn Frat Hazes 50 "By Making
Them .'Clean Elywn School De-
'"bris" Parents Condemn. "
These' are some of the head
lines which must have met the
public . eye during , the past , few
, years. There has been, a con-.
v stant movement to ; abolish , fra- v
ternity hazing, but paralleling
ihis activity , is also action to
make a Help Week out of the
dangerous Hell Week.
You can form your own pin
ions from this display and judge
for yourself the good and bad
points. Certainly there are mani
fold examples of both cases.
Maybe fraternity, and non-fraternity;
faculty, , and student
body groups can. get together
and arrive at some mature so
lution to this present conflict.
The Editors note with alarm'
that more Americans are killed
in the highways each year than
on the battlefields of Korea. Two
of our fellow students have lost
their lives in auto accidents since
fall. We therefore urge you to
heed the words of Bill Crowell,
State Highway Patrolman,
whose job it is to see that our
highways are purged of reck
less drivers. ED.
Saturday night has long been
chronicled in song and story as
the wickedest night of the week.
With thousands of pay checks
cashed and the pleasing pros
pects of a leisurely Sunday
morning in bed otherwise sub
stantial citizens just naturally
want to kick up their heels a
bit on a Saturday night. For
some, this' so-called relaxation :
calls for drinking parties at
near by roadhouses. For others
it means crazy races along de
serted country roads at speeds
up to 90 miles per hour. A few
delight in accelerating their
cars around and around in tight,
- squalling circles in front of
-drive-ins, usually to impress
At any rate whatever Satur
day night frivolity and motor .
cars get together it's the State
Highway Patrolman's . headache.
His day seldom ends before
twelve or one o'clock on week
end nights. For as daylight fades
it's then he puts away a hearty
supper, checks his equipment
. and rolls back' out on the high
way to face the worst of the
week in motorized violence. 1
And it nearly always comes.
Minor thorns in the side of
the highway troopers are the
sparkers. The couples who park
unlighted cars in desolate areas
"listening to the radio" as most
of them say. Dan Cupid has his
way as far as the Highway Pat
rol is concerned, unless the car
is standing half in the road,
.which is often the case. A lot .of
Saturday night romances and
potential hazards are broken
up by alert Highway-Patrolmen.
Any Saturday night event
a dance, sports, or show calls
for extra' vigilance when it's '
over," As a v flood of out-of-towners
hit the road for' home
Highway Patrolmen always ex
pect several of them to "break
bad", - which is to say, start
speeding. And it's not easy to
lose a pursuing patrolman, even
under the cover of darkness.
From experience they can pretty
accurately measure a fast dis
appearing taillight's speed and
distance away. It's just a matter
of time until the offender is
clocked, overhauled and cited.
Not surprising is the fact that
a majority of auto smash-ups
occur on Saturday, and particul
arly on Saturday night. It's no
shock for a Highway Patrolman
to drag a bloody corpse from
the wreckage of a head on col
lision. He's grown hardened to
it purposely. The investigating
officer must make quick, .clear,
decisions at the scene of an acci
He has reports to fill out,
traffic and curious onlookers to
control, and the pitiful task of
notifying relatives of a fatality.
He may be dead tired. Chances
are he has all ready put in from
12 to 14 hours at thei wheel of
his car. But an accident sum
mons, no matter what the hour,"
means but one thing to the
Highway Patrolman duty. Sat-
There's never a dull moment
if you hang around a singular
individual known to some as
Mercenary Bill. He has added
much to the life here at Caro
lina, and he has had a very
strong influence in improving
the tone of this and many other
communities in this area. This
column- could, if that were its
purpose, spend the rest of its
space this quarter enumerating
some of the important things he
has, done and still have material
left over. However, those of us
who have known him personally
know that there is also a
wealth of material to establish
him as a character of the great
To begin with, let's have an
introduction: Meet Bill Roth,
Southerner from Manhattan and
Oteeii, Director of the Roth
House, formerly Graham Memo
rial Student Union), refounder
of Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi
Omega National Service Frater
nity and youngest member ever
elected to that body's national
executive board, active figure
in this state's Boy Scout move
ment, Past Delegata of the
Order of the Grail, etc., but
above all, Character Par Ex
cellance. Contrary to what you would
probably expect, Willie is in
all things immoderate. The ha
bit of drinking milk, of course
has him in a vice-like grip.
He is the cow's best friend.
Through the example he has
set in your Student Union, he
has spread the obsession for
this' unspeakable bovine deriva
tion to all the fine young people
who have come into his in
fluence. When accompanying his
more - moderate friends to the
Rathskeller, he has embarrassed
them to tears by insisting that
the waiter bring him a bottle
of the unmentionable stuff and
then made them pay for it. It
Editor: -: . .'
; First of all, we would like
to thank those who helped us
in the recent campaign. If there
are any who have not been at
tending our meetings we sin
cerely;, urge them to do so. The
. Student Party is still very, ac
tively concerned about what
Student Government can do for
the Student Body; but now that
the party is, not over-burdened
with the responsibilities and
, mechanics which necessarily
accompany being in office, more
time than ever before can" be
devoted to the ideas of each
We would like to make clear
to all those who helped us, as
well as to the campus as a whole,
our. connection with a recent
article appearing in this paper.
The unfortunate use of the
words spokesmen" and 'SP'! in
urday . night; f when ? their work
is the heaviest, or any night the
500 men of the State Highway
Patrol are rolling to protect life
and property on the highways.
But Saturday night is when they
are just a little more alert,
ready to intercept the careless;
drunken, or speeding motorists
en his Saturday night caprice.
is rumored that he is responsible'
,for the fact that this harmless-r
looking fluid is available - for
the uncontrolled consumption
by unwary undergraduates on
'this fair town's, main streets
and even in the state-supported
He's the same way when it
comes to sleeping, too. That he
can take or leave, however as
he needs to meet the occasion.
For example, when he took over
as student .union director; he
supervised the janitors in a
most efficient, though restful
manner, from his sack. Later
on, when he decided to make
something out of the union's
program for a welcome change,
and became a part-time stu
,dent to boot, he often abstained
from the arms of Morpheus
entirely. He gets a fiendish
pleasure out of turning the
crank on the printing machine
in his office, so that he can be
seen there at rather late hours
grinding away, with a content,
self-satisfied look on his face.
On many occasions he has
gone on record as being in an
unconditional favor of iood. He
is, however, more in favor of
the coin of the realm necessary
to deal with some of the un
sportsmanlike eatery managers
who insist in charging for
meals. This has led him to es
tablish, whether living in a
dorm or at the Roth House,
his own private mess term
used advisedly known as the
Rotheteria. This is a good eat
ing place, unless you happen not :
to like great quantities of milk
He enjoys people, and vice
versa. Most of his friends, how
ever, think there oughta be a
limit. Or have you ever been
with anyone who publicly broke
into song or dance or uproarous
laughter (or combinations) ex
pressive of unlimited exhuber
ance? Like it says at the top of
this drivel, never a dull moment.
the headlines' gave the impres
sion that this was; an article of
andor by the Student Party.
Actually,, no one in the Student
Party even knew of this article
before seeing it in the paper.
It is the personal; opinion I
one person only a person not
presently directly connected
with the Student Party. There
may be some" who agree with
some of the points made in the
article ; while others do not.
However, the Student Party,
cannot endorse the article as a
whole. Many, unfortunately,
construed' this as an official
statement of the Student Party
and were much disturbed and
concerned about it. We are
glad to find out that so many
people, are still concerned with
the, ! principles of the Student
Party-ieyea though it did not
win in the recent election. If
thisj had teen an official state
ment " their being disturbed
yrould have been, very much jus
tified. Once again,, we can only,
urge those who are interested
in the Student Party to corns
and make themselves known at
- ; . . ! f Julian Masea
- "Ilea Pent-S3
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