THE DAILY TAR HEEL
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1954
Seen Our Vehicle?
Draw nearer. Ixt us tell you our troubles.
The time has come lor a general laying
before our rearecKhip the difficulties of The
Daily Tar Heel. We had hoped to avoid
this, and we would have, but yesterday
tame the straw that broke the camel's back
plumb in two.
Somebody swiped our truck.
It is not enough that we should be bur
dened by insufficient funds (so that wc can
not hire a proofreader to supply you with
a perfect newspaper), not enough that we
.should have a too small staff (making a har
ried managing editor work a twelve hour
day), not even enough that our engraing
machine should break down just before
press time nightly.
No. Somebody had to steal The Daily Tar
Heel truck. At this writing, the Chapel Hill
police are still looking.
Its' a Chevrolet panel truck, see, with the
name of the newspaper across the sides. And
there is a cauldron of oil boiling in the
newsroom for the culprit who made off
with it, once he is delivered into The Daily
Tar Heel's hands.
Searches For An Aim
College cniollmcnt and tuition rates are
going up all over the nation; the number
of college educators on the horizon is dim
inishing. What is in the crystal ball for
higher education? .
Listen to Dr. Benjamin Wright, president
of Smith College, comment on the problem: t
"We need ,a much clearer and altogether
more sharply defined conception of the aims
and the nature of higher education in Amer
ica than any now available. We . . . have
been remiss'in the formulation of an ade
quate philosophy of higher education."
Wc . think "that Dr. Wright has touched
on one of the bottommost veins of the ques
tion. When he says the question of the fu
ture of higher education is a philosophical
one, he is not inviting us to train our specu
lation cm some loftly pinnacle of pure the
ory: lie is pointing out what we can certainly
sec, around;, us. '"''-i ; iji,? '
Wc can't agree on the. proper balance be
tueen scholarship and teaching; so we often
lose the' effete that a clever blend of the two
can 'at Hitve. ! We c an't agiee, oddly enough,
u jjiu,sjj av ten; an i educajued man. should be;,
heri 'U, ;t .parting of ; the philosophical , ways
tin mat Hied Mr rrwricinjrstery. Some believe
that the educated mail is one who leaves
college loaded with a vast, technical know
how in the specific! field he "wills to enter,
regardless of what he knows' about mathe
matics, or languages; or history, or religion.
Others feel that the educated man is one
' whose mind is geared to fit into the human
istic tradition, no matter what he knows of
the technical skills of his anticipated profes
sion. Beneath these broad headings, scores
of less general ied problems branch off.
The Daily Tar Heel is convinced that
higher education should take Dr. Wright's
comment to heart. If, as he suggests, the col
leges and universities are foundering, if they
arc "remiss" in an adequate ideology, we
should be hatching a remedy. It is after
such a remedy is applied that we can iron
out the lower academic kinks.
It is then that the lace of the crystal ball
Carolina Front - -
'Goodness Is That The Way I Look?'
AT- THIS past week's session
of the student Legislature, the
first session of that body this
year, the - representatives of the
campus (at least of that part
which voted in the last election)
decided that it was too far away
from its constituency.
Thus, a special committee
not an investigating one, tiiough,
has been ap
pointed to in
from Phi Hall
4 (which is four
y wX flights up New
' W., Cast) to Di
Hall ( mere three - flight
climb up New West). This ac
cording to my calculations,
brings the student legislators
one floor closer to the earth and
those whom they represent.
Why not meet in Cferrard and
really be close to the students?
- Campus politics here at Car
olina is to me always exciting.
And the Legislature and other
student government bodies do
bring about some very definite
progress for the students they
"POLITICIAN" 1SNT really
a dirty word. And those who talk
about the mud of campus poli
tics are only presenting one side.
There's mud in any politics when
the wrong kind of people are
running the show. And an in
terested electorate can do much
to provide the right kind of
, The biggest criticism I have
of current campus politics is
that the students on both par
ties frequently take themselves
much more seriously than what
they axe doing.
MANNING MUNTZING, who
is a student politician for the
Student Party, has $949 to in
stall 15 television sets and 4
UHF adapters in dormitories. In
addition, he has to buy 45 chairs
with what's, left after the TV
I think Muntzing may run out
of money. He told me last week
that it was next to impossible
to get an estimate on TV instal
lation costs. At the same time,
when asked his "personal opin
ion" on whether the $949 would
cover all the items, Muntzing
This would probably- mean
that Muntzing, head of the TV
and washing machine - buying.
Social Improvements Committee,
will, have, to ask the Legislature
for' more money.
The editorial, "The Mightiest Force"
which appeared in this column Sunday, was
reprinted from The Christian Science. Moni
tor. The credit line was left off due to a
ty atlp Car Jttl
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WORD COMES from the Inter-Dormitory
ters that a plan is being ar
ranged so that, dorms could be
invited free of charge? to at
tend advance performancca
(dress rehearsals with a few frills)
of the .Playmakers productions.
This would be another im
provements for the heretofore
sorry social plight of many dorm
men. And it sounds good.
ACCORDING TO the newspa
pers, girls are now smoking pipes.
I'm not sure whether this is part
of the female conspiracy tov outdo
males or whether the lung "can
cer scare has started mucous
membranes to twitching. But
the gals are surely smoking
Rochelle Goldstein, a .sopho
more at the University of Texas,
recently said (for publication),
"My pipe has a leather pouch
to keep it and the tobacco in.
It has a re d stem and a blue
bowl with, lots of white rbines
slones on the bowl. I just got
mine today from my mother,
and I'm so excited! I use- Rum
and Maple tobacco in it."
IF ANY of you guys want to
meet a shapely coed who can
kick a football, keep your eyes
on the stretch of grass from
B-V-P to the student union. A
yellow - sweatered eye - catchefl
.was out there booting, the old
pigskin- around the other day.
What- Next For Science
Utility Probe Due
WASHINGTON It's been a
long time sence the nation's cap
ital saw a real, honest-to-good-ness
rock-bottom probe of the
biggest lobby in Washington,
namely the public utility lobby,
which,' according to the official
records filed in the House of
, Representatives, ; spends more
than any other pressure group.
However as a result of tire Dixon-Yates
deal, such a probe is
now being discussed. .
Two 1 members of Congress
would like to conduct it. They
are: Sen. William Langtr of
North Dakota,, nominal Republi
can, and . Congressman Sterling
Cole of. New York, 100 per cent
Senator Langer, who is head
of the Senate Judiciary Commit
tee, has already tried to stage an
investigation. He persuaded Sid
ney Davis, former assistant t o
Justice Hugo Black to leave a
lucrative law practice in New
York and undertake a monoply
But from that point on, Lan
ger ofund himself stymied. Sen
ator Jenner of Indiana who, as
chairman of the Rules Committee,
controls the purse strings of all
Senate investigations, would not
let Langer have a red cent to
probe the utilities or any mo
nopoly. Davis ended up paying
his own expenses, and even those
of witnesses,' while Senator Lan
ger finally decided to take three
big law cases in order to finance
,; Friend Of Utilities
The other solon, Congressman
Sterling Cole, who would like to
probe the Dixon-Yates utility sit
uation, is chairman of the Joint
Committee ' on Atomic ' Energy
and already has a certain amount
of investigative money at his dis
posal. However, he, smiles, sq be
nignly on" the big utility. - atom
ic combines th at any probe con-
ducted by him would mean lit
tle. .... ; ' " ' "'
Congressman Cole, eyeij. tried,
to wipe out the Eisenhower pro
posal to let all private compan
ies share in a five:year pool' of
new. atomic patents. The origin
al Eisenhower atomic, bill, pro
vided for such a pool because
some, big companies which have
been favored by the Atomic En
ergy Commission have the in
side track on new atomic pat
ents, and. it was considered only
fair to let less-favored compan
ies have a chance to catch up.
Democratic leaders amended
the bill in the Senate to make
it a ten-year instead of a five
year, pool, but when the bill got
Back to the House, Congressman
Cole knocked out the patent pool
altogether despite pleas' of
fellow Republican. Senator. Hick
enlooper of Iowa to stand by the
The debate illustrated how far
Cole leans over on the side of
the big atomic - power combines.
A lot of people wondered why,
and this may be the explanation
Mrs.. Cole, the former Dorothy
Thomas, is the daughter of the
Secretary of the Corning Glass
Company of Corning, N. Y. Cole
is also a great friend of Amory
Houghton, chairman of Corning
Glass. Houghton and the Corn
ing Glass crowd are Cole's best
Corning Glass, in turn, manu
factures glass bulbs for General
Electric, has close ties ,with G. E.
And General Eletric, of course,
is one of the biggest companies
already having a foot in the a
temic energy industrial door
and wanting to .get. in further.
It is among the companies which
might not wish to pool its atom
ic patents with other companies.
Congressman Cole has an
nounced that he will probe the
Dixon - Yates contract. Senator
Langer has announced that he
will do likewise. It will be in
teresting to see who gets the in
vestigation money from GOP
Mystery Man Gives
If you look over the private
records of mystery-man Henry
Grunewald it's easy to under
stand why certain people would
like to get him behind bars on
a perjury charge. First, they
would like to impeach his verac
ity; second, they doubtless would
Ike to get him in a place where
he has less chance to talk.
In talking to Grunewald my
self I found that he had receipts
to show that he had contributed
heavily to the Democratic Na
tional Committee, plus canceled
checks from ex-Sen. Owen Brew
ster of Maine, Republican, plus
an account of cash contributions
to Governor Dewey and Herbert
Brownell totaling $13,000 when
Dewey ran for President in 19
44 and 1948.
' "To be fair to Mr. Dewey,":
said; Grunewald, ' "he said, 'Is.
this cash?'. I. "said yes. 'Well,', he
says, 'I can't handle that, but ill
introduce'you to a fellow whom
you can give, this money to.' "
Grunewald then was. introduc
ed to a man he later found was
Herbert Brownell, now attorney
general, then Dewey's campaign
manager. The amount then con
tributed, was $3,000. Later Grun
ewald said he gay-3 Brownell an
other $5,000, in cash AIn. the pres
ence of Gene Tu'nney And, in
1948, another $5,000.'
Grunewald said he had given
$1,700 to the Truman .'campaign
in 1948, and he produced a let
ter from President Truman
thanking him. He also produced
a receipt sighed by Howard, Mc
Grath, chairman of the Demo
cratic National Committee, for
$500; another signed by Joe
Blythe,-Demoratic Treasurer, for
$500; another for. $1,000 signed
by Blythe; a receipt for $500
signed by Sidney Solomon, a St.
Louis, friend of Truman's. These
contributions were given during
Grunewald produced a cancel
ed chek. to - ex-Senator . Brewster
of Maine dated -1941 for 2,500.
This was in addtion to the $10,
000 he advaned Brewster in 1950
$5,000 each on behalf of vice
President Nixon and Sen. Mil
ton Young of. North Dakota.
"Did Nixon ever thank jou for
that?" Grunewald was asekd. 1
. "No," he replied.
"Has he ever helped j'ou in
your present troubles?"
"Did Nixon record that $5,000
"I don't know."
Mr. Truman's letter to Grune
wald, written in 1948, read in
part: "Dear Mr. Grunewald: I've
heard o fthe generous way in
which yo uexpressed confidence
in my leadership, and I want you
to nkow my heart-felt applica
tion. I'm more grateful than I
can say. . ."
Grunewald can't help wishing
that soem of these people showed
more gratitude today.
The Federal Power Commission
opened hearings .yesterday, on
natural gas rates affecting: the
housewives of Michigan, Wiscon
sin and other, northern states,
simultaneously certain commis
sion members have become palsy
walsy with gas and electric lobby
ists. In contrast to previous years,
FP commissioners today think
nothing of going on free junkets
paid by the gas and utility indus
try in a manner that never could
have happened when Sen. George
Norris was watching the power
lobby. . - -
And since one of President
Truman's assistants, Don Dawson,
reaped headlines for getting his
hotel bill paid during, a visit to
Miami, it might be a good idea to
scrutinize, the Federal Power.
Commission, ' whose, "members in
fluence the nation's, economy, far.
more than a WltUe House assist;
ant, . . .
Dateline ... Anytime after the
turn of the - century. '
Place... The Victorian Vec
tor known affectionately to res
idents, students, and George as
Chapel , (damp) HUL
Oh yes, forgot ot mention
that the century that just turned
was the twentieth century. It is
now the year 2000 A. D. or
Shall we drop in on a class?
"Now students, I " want you
to take your Super Class Re
corders home with you and turn
them on when you hit the sack.
YouVe simply go to read this
thousand page novel by tomor
row and I want to get this one
out of the way. It was written
by an old alumnus of here way
back' when cars still ran on gas."
(Laughter around the room,
and a few gigles from a Martian
coed wW is a transfer student
from Saturn University.)
Let US go to a local bistro and
listen to . a conversation.
'Yeah, man, I really hung
one on last night. I bad to take
two reality pills and one con
scious waJcer wafer before
classes this morning.".
"Aw; cmon man. Have anoth
er Joy Capsule before you go . . .
"Naw, man . : . I've got to cut
Dig you later, Doug."
And now to one of the local
' "Yes ma'm . . . would you like
to order now?"
"Yes, 111 have the Protein
Juice Concentrate for- a starter
. . . and for dessert I'll have the
3 cc portion of the Special Sup
er Salad Size Avocado Lozenge.
I have to watch, my figure, you
Then to the flick . . . Xfor
freshmen . . . movie)
"Hay, man, let's see this one."
"It's . a documentary on the
war "between the :humans and
the insects . . . you know the one
that wiped everything out' about
thirty years ago."
"Oh y e ah, man. What's the
"A condensed ten minute ver
sion of some trial with a guy
named McCarthy way back when
people still wore clothes."
"Okayi man . .'. buy my tic
ket.' Our trip into Jhe future must
be cut snort, but more soon...
Bushy and I looked around in
the stands at the game to check
up on whether Chief Sloan was.
bluffing or whether he meant
what he said. We caught an eye
ful. Then Jerry Reece reports
Mat it was "big oranges instead
of bourbon," being consumed
by the partisans on the Carol
lina side. I showed the paper to
Bushy on Sunday. "What do you
thirlk about this?" I asked him.
"Well,"" Bushy replied, "it's part
right , The color of that stuff
they .were guzzling up there was
kind of orangish, f guess, But I
never. saw anyone, get the blind
staggers from orange juice be
fore'." ' ..
Last, year, the three Republican
members of the Power Commis
sion were taken on "a grand tour
of the Southwest by" the" Texas
Mid-Continent' Oil and Gas Asso:
ciatlon "ail expenses paid.
"The Ram Sees
Just t omake sure no one real
ly believes that we" think ."SBi"
stands for "State ..Bureau of In
formation," we wish to announce
here and now that, hafing. been
kicking around North Carolina
all our life, we are quite aware
of the fact that the initials" SBI
stan dfor the State Buraeu of
Investigation, the state counter.
of the national FBI. But a Uno
. type is a rather intricate and
tempcflamental machine, and
simetimes it gets mixed up on
words w;hich contain mor than,
one syllable. -Ramescs.
The. Ham Sees where Dook
University is trying to jump
right up to the top of the na
tional football rankings by ad
ministering that humiliating de
feat." to its first opponent. The
coldly caluclating West Durham
Devils will most likely try to
pul the same stunt this coming
Saturday, and each Saturday
thereafter. We noted that the
singing, of "We Don't Give a
Dam, etc." did get just a wee bit
weak after the announcement
of the Dpok-Penn score, and we
are " forced to say. fie on you
'weak-kneed, fair-weather Tar
Hees .who have begun to doubt
the favorable outcome of the an
nual' season climax between
Dook and Carolina. The Ram
f orsees a rapidly improving
homej team, which '-will dish out
a sound thrashing to hte over
confident Dooks when they visit
Chapel Itlil t on Nov. 27. And. in
the meantimej.BEAT TULANE!
Science, especially since it took on a modern
design, has had, more than any other pillar of the
world, a babel of controversy centered about its
Needless to add, opinions vary as to the place
it should ahve in the perspective. What is the
proper position of science and
scientists? We have advanced,
from many highly respectable
quarters, equally respectable an
swers to the question, ranging
from the proposal that we give
to science complete laissez-faire
to the proposal that we tie it a
round with a very 'narrow and
Within the the last 33 years,
one of the most jolting and
most thought - provoking pieces of literature to be
centered about this very question was Aldous Hux
ley's Brave New World. Brave New" World, often
heralded as a tawdry commentary on a society that
has no morality, has much deeper meaning than
that and much of that meaning clusters about
scientific advancement and what it does to, the
In the preface, Huxley writes: "The theme of
Brave New World is- not the advancement of sci
ence as such; it is the advancement of science as
it affects human individuals."
Science, in the cosmos of Brave New World, has
degenerated, more or less out of the general pres
sure man has applied to its needs and uses, to the
status of a quarry slave for a blind, automatic
world, the authority of whose masters is both ar
bitrary and absolute.
The most tragic symbol of the novel is the "Sav
age" the only man in a common position who
knows any Shakespeare (his being called "savage"
speaks a haunting discourse on the relativity of
our own present world) and he hears the grand
arbiter of the "brave new world" tell him:
"It Isn't only art that's incompatible with happi
ness; it's also science. Science is dangerous; we
have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzl
ed.' Happiness that ephemeral bug has been
made the mainspring of a Huxley world that has
(as Miranda says in the Shakespearian words from
which the author extracted his title) "such people
in it." ("Universal happiness keeps the wheels
steadily turning; truth and beauty con't.")
So, searching for happiness, the society of Brave
New' World shackled science, truth and beauty, and
the world became a dull wheel, turning over in
the the gross monotony of shallow variety, unethi
cal and machiavellian moral codes, and treachery.
I wonder if the ephemeral bug, happiness, of
Huxley's world can't be easily equated to the bug,
"security," of our own. I wonder, too, if we are
running too heavily after science with" bur own
version of the ball and chain declarations of dis
loyalty, removal of "clearance" because we aren't
allowed to "exercise "mature practical judgment."
And all of the time, forgetting more about what
science, as a free and untrammeled intellectual
discipline, has meant to the evolution of the mod
ern Twentieth Century. Despite its lags and often
despicable fallacies, I am not personally disappoint
ed with what science has helped to make it.
I'm glad to think that many still have their
back turned to the lustreless expediency of Mus
tapha Mond's happy world and are weighing eval
uations of science's place like J. Robert Oppenhei
mer's: "The plan (for science). . .must develop
the beneficial possibilities of atomic energy and en
courage the -growth of fundamental knowledge,
stirring the constructive and imaginative impulses
of man rather than merely concentrating on the
defensive and negative. It should, in short., be a
plan that looks to the promise of man's future
well-being as wess as to his security."
Those who believe that we must cast science in
a dungeon in order to have truth and beauty and
happiness and above all, security, are tragically
wrong. As the theologist Dr Richardson said here
the other night, the beautiful truth of Genesis has
shaped man's thought under Ptilemaic, Copernican,
Newtonian, and Einstein world systems. We have
the truth and beauty and it can't be terribly dam
aged. But the world systems which science alone
produces will neevr come and og for us unless
their progenitor is free.
People interested in the tobacco industry will
appreciate the statement of Dr. Merrill C. Sosman
at the annual meeting of the American Roentgen
Society urging doctors to be cautious in the con
demnation of tobacco. Dr. Sosman seems to be a
pretty bold man Tilmself, however. In his speech
as chairman of a symposium on lung cancer, he de
clared: "I honestly believe that smoking, especial
ly the smoking of cigarettes, gives more pleasure
to man than anything else."
Then the doctor went on, according to the as
sociated Press, to enumerate the foremost pleas
ures of man as eating, the drinng of alcoholic
beverages, smoking and "what might, be referred
to as the Kinsey area." But he said he believed
that of all these, "smoking has given the most
pleasure to the most people all over the world."
The doctor may be right in putting ahead of
wine, women and eating in. the pleasures of this
world. As a man with such an opinion, he should
be a welcome testifier for the tobacco advertisers.
But as a man who not only puts tobacco first in
his order of human pleasures but leaves out en
tirely apparently music, are, literature, the drama,
sports, fishing and just frolicking, he certainly doC3
not qualify as a man wholly devoted to caution in
picking, choosing and praising among all the pleas
ures of man. .The News and Observer