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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
the act of March 3, 1379 Subscription rates; mailed $4 per year, 1.50 per
quarter; delivered, $8 and $2.25 per quarter.
Sports Editor . ..
News Editor . ...
Adv. Mgr Wallace Pridgen
Assoc. Ed. Sue Burress
Assoc. Ed .. .l.Bev Baylor
. , , .
Neivs jStaff Grady Elmore.Bob Slough, John Jamison, Angelos Russos, Deenie
Schoeppe. rWood Smethurst, Janie Bugg, Ruth Hincks, Wanda Philpott, Sandy
Smith, Al Perry. Peggy Jean Goode, Jerry Reece.
Sports Staff Ed Starnes, Tom Peacock. Martin Jordan, Vardy Buckalew.
We Can't Find J
For several years now we have been warned that our
college community is a "left wing outpost," "a citadel of radi
calism," and "a bird sanctuary for communist vultures."
We felt obligated in' the interests of national security to
alert ourselves in a concerted effort to replace patriotic specu
lation with faces, facts, and figures. .
The Daily Tar Heel now admits its failure to uncover a
single menace to our way of life within the city limits of
Chapel Hill. We now present our complete findings to date:
1. Our last bona-fide student communist left the Univer
sity two years ago. (We were sorry to see him leave. Our
editorial pages have been dull ever since.)
2. A well-known Marxist, secretary of the state Com
munist Party, now claims legal residence in Carrboro. He
maintains a post off ice box in Chapel Hill.
3. Communist literature occasionally fills the mail boxes
of student leaders signed by an organization which calls
itself The State Communist Party Student Section. "This
organization appears unique in that, as far as we can ascertain
it is the only student organizzjn whose membership is to
tally devoid of students. . . , .
We have followed the activities of students accused in
the state and national press of being part of a "rotten fringe."
Again we fail to produce anything of a sensational nature.
In fact, one of the indicted suspects has done more to combat
the influence of communism among, students of the world
than any of his attackers. Our "probe" has been a miserable
flop. The most serious charge we can bring at this point is
that many of our fellows are free, liberal thinkers. This was
not considered un-American at the time we went to press.
Wecall . upon alfr guardians of democracy to stand with
us now. We. have seen what happened to France and Norway,
when subversive elements were nursed and tolerated until
the enemy was flashed the green light from within. We are
determined that America shall not follow suit. Therefore we
humbly ask the world, "Where are our subversives?" "Who
is the 'rotten fringe'?"
We want documented facts, not gkfidular. hysteria,- We
urge you not to open fire on every liberal who may disagree
with you The sentry who shoots at every grasshopper, keep
ing the camp in a constant state of alarm, is just as dangerous
as the sentry-who" sleeps.
NEW ENGLISH FILM . AT
THE VARSITY: Improved tech
nique, and advance- publicity
have put English films into a
position of competitive level
with our own. According to
this particular film's publicity
sheets, Winston says "Yes,"
while "Mr. Lord Says No" The
latter being the title.
This is the English answer to
"You Can't Take It With You,"
and while you may hot find it
quite as hilarious, it is pleasant
film fare. Stanley Holloway
(of "Passport to Pimlico" fame)
and Kathleen Harirson portray
Henry and Lilian Lord who own
a combination home " and shop
called 'The House of Lords. It
seems that there has been a
slight mis-calculation i n the
blueprints f or - the Festival of
Britain Site the mis-calculation
being Henry, and Lilians rand;
f their home. "The House of
Lords is obstructing the con
struction of a highway leading
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MARY NELL. BODDIE
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Sub. Mgr Carolyn Reichard
Circ. .Mgr. .....Donald Hogg
Natl. Adv. Mgr.... :..F. W. White
ernment makes efforts to ob
tain the house by allowing the
Lords have another home, in
. The family decides not to ac
cept the offer eviction notices
are duly served, and the Lords,
who maintain that 'a man's
home is his castle,' make every
effort fo settle the affair, but
are. unable to cut the red tape
. which seems .characteristic of
This is a situation1 comedy
and a situation which any of us
could be " confronted - with, if
some council member ; decided
that he would like a thorough
fare, bearing his name, to go
right through your living room.
Aunt Ada, played by Dandy
Nichols, who gives an account
of her frustrated love with an
actor, turns towards a communi-
cation with spirits,- since they, to
her, are , more reliable. Her
constant warning to the other
members of the family is "Be
ware of the man in black!"
j by Barry Fa rbb r-
Henry Bowers went -to bed
last night a happy man. -
Our ex-President came to the
student government inaugural
banquet, said a few words,
yielded his post to prexy-elect
Ham Horton, and flashing his
200-watt Godfrey-like smile,
quietly closed out a turbulent,
uncomfortable year pf service.
The" past twelve months saw
"Hit 'em Again" Hank handle
more hot potatoes than a Hun
garian headwaiter and he never
winced when his hands got
burned. He called signals ac
cording to his conscience, thrived
on controversy, and cheerfully
set himself up as a walking
dartboard. While , students here
were bitterly thrusting knitting
needles through Henry's waxen
image, newspapers from Cali
fornia to Copenhagen were busy
heaping rosy accolades upon
his notorious noggin. Hank was
called a communist, a saint, a
hero, a jerk, a brilliant leader,
and a one-man slum.
Bowers could have enjoyed a
fabulous year of honey-dripping
popularity merely by being the
typical student body president
smile at coeds, welcome fresh
men and - alumni, preach the
honor system, fight Saturday
classes and communism, and
above all be sweet. Instead he
chose the rocky overland route.
For instance, the Student
Party held a caacas just before
the pre-election session of the
legislature. Henry thought the
matter of hazing needed prompt
attention. Others in the room
thought so, too. He asked the
SP to introduce a resolution to '
transfer jurisdiction from the
Interfraternity Court to the
Mens' Honor- Council. Suddenly
jaws dropped and eyebrows
raised. Cries of "Not the right
time," "election next Wednes
day," "political expediency,"
ricochetted off Henry's reddened
eardrums. The legislation died
in the. embryo stage .
, Hank didn't give a howling
hog hoot for political expedi
ency. He never asked himself,
"Is this policy communistic, con
servative, democratic, or re
actionary?" He simply asked,
"Is it right or wrong?" I be-
lieve his - guiding slogan ' was ;
"I'd rather be right than popu
lar" and although my "Views
were often diametrically op
posed to Henry's, I admire the
way he lashed out with a bom
bastic bellyfull against what he
Good luck, Hank. Life has
just been a bed of neuroses for
you this year but you've taught
me a valuable lesson; "The only
way to avoid criticism is to do
nothing, say nothing, be noth
ing." You may still catch a few
more harpoons in the hip before
June, but don't lose your poise.
Save your heavy artillery for
. later on. Why use dynamite
'. when insect powder will do?
i I'm not referring, lenry, to
those students who have honest
ly disagreed with you. I'm slap
- ping jthe sniveling little mud
hucksters who have assaulted
j-ryou totally unhampered by any
knowledge of . the facts. This
column may attract a few more
j j nasty letters to the Editor,
Henry, but remember "Never
mind what anybody says about
you in the newspapers. Tomor
row they'll be wrapping a herr
ing in it." : V 1
From the San Francisco Examiner
University Of California Scien
tists Child Studies Show Marked
Difference Between Boys and
Express Yourself ,0.
This will be the first printed
word of mine to appear-in The
Daily Tar IJeel in almost a year,
but the occasion demands my
bringing my typewriter out of
My warmest congratulations
to you on winning the recent
editorial election. .With Rolfe
Neil! as managing editor and
Biff Roberts as sports editor,
you have a staff to be proud of
and can put out a newspaper
that the campus will be proud
At present, I am halfway
across the country, but my heart
is with you in the newsroom.
My best wishes go to you and
your staff for a superior year in
the publishing history of The
Daily Tar Heel.
Fort Sill. Okla.
After reading Mr. Boyd Z.
Palmer's letter to the editor . in
Sunday's edition of The Daily
Tar Heel, we feel that we should
defend -First Lt. Lawrence
Ryan's article and the Marine
Corps because they especially
seem to be the subject of his
First of all let us straighten
out one thing. No one, absolu
tely no one, wants to fight. Yet,
no one wants to lose his free
dom to speak, and to worship
his own God in his own way.
If a person is not willing to de
fend this freedom, even with his
life, then, what possible value
can it have for him? No one
wanted to fight in 1776, or in
1812, of in any of the other wars
the United States has been
through. Yet, it was not a case
of wanting; it was a case of hav
ing to fight for what they con
sidered dear to them.
Mr. Palmer stated that he
hopes that "American men will
not become so bloodthirsty that
they would actually want to be
come Marines or combat sold
iers." We firmly disagree with
him on this statement. We are
proud that there are still Amer
ican men, who are willing to
get down in the mud, use their
feet for transportation, and
place themselves in a. very dan
gerous position in respect to
their life. The life of these men
is not a pleasant sort of past
time. They are taught to fight
with the bayonet and the knife
in; close combat, not because
they are bloodthirsty, but to
protect themselves. As long as
there is war there will be a
jieed for the ground troops. In
P res i d ential Mem o
Today a new. administration
takes office. They will find a
student government which has
a firm foundation and an im
portant tradition of service to
the University community. Its
value to the educational pro
cess is no longer questioned. It
has a nationwide reputation as
one of the best student govern
ments in the country.
: There still remains much to
-be done- and to do anything the
new administration xf ill need the
support and active aid of the
stead of referring to the Ma
rines and combat soldiers as
bloodthirsty, Mr. Palmer should
be thankful that we have men
who will do this dirty job, even
though they don't want to kill.
We refer him to that old saying
of the Marine Corps: "kill or
We are not bloodthirsty, but
when we enter the service, it
will be with the Marine Corps.
In reviewing the past year's
record of the former editor, I
find that she took a completely
disorganized and chaotic sheet
and made a reputable college
newspaper out of it.
I have yet to see why she
met such opposition in her
fight for a tabloid, and today I
believe that the majority of the
students are in favor of the tab
loid, but there are always some
people who fight anything that
smells of a change without go
ing to the trouble of submitting
the change to rational thought.
Miss Harden's year as edi
tor would have been a success
ful one had she only given the
readers the "Pogo" comic strip,
but this is just one of the many
things we can thank her for.
What is most important is the
fact that she awakened a le
thargic student body into think
ing about a few issues that are
vitally important. She brought
to light many serious problems,
never once running away from
them. She has allowed the pro
ponents of al lsides of the ques
tions to express themselves on
the pages of the Tar Heel. Just
to use one example, I recall the
John Clark episode. It is this
type- of journalism (the type
Miss Harden has, used all- year)
that is so important to our coun
try. Only by bringing the issues
out into the open for full ..and
enlightened discussion will wei
be able to defeat communism
and at the same time squelch
the demagogues like' McCarthy.,
Mr. Editor, you have indicated .
by editorial policy that you don't
exactly approve of the past poli
cies of Miss Harden. This of'
course is ' your perogative, but
if you do half as well as Miss
Harden has, then you shall have
a most successful year as editor.
To you Miss Harden, "a job
well done," and whether they
know it or not the student body
is indebted to you.
Robert G. Smith
student body.; I wish to extend
to president ' Horton! i my most
sincere hopes ; for ja: successful
year. ; ;- f: ;
I wish to thank all those who
have worked so hard, this, year
in the executive branch of stu
dent government. If we have ac
complished anything it is be
cause of their loyal support
and invaluable aid and sugges
tions. I also wish to thank those
members of the faculty and; ad
ministration whose friendly -cooperation
has made this year
a most pleasant one.
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