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    SATURDAY, MAY 21.
THE DAILY TAR HEEL
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Tiey Only Serve
VJho Stay & Vote
Carolina Front
Somerset Beat
Us All To The
Gather round, younger statesmen, and you
shall hear the tale of how students govern
themselves when they have a government.
The rules are simple. If a legislator op- HraV Elit
r;rp h T-if-.i. and vots against
it: if he supports it. he does the opposite.
Such are the ground rules.
Cut Thursday night the majority o stu
rt nt legislators 'decided, since they opposed,
a resolution urging the University to admit
X2to students, the best thing to do was
J. A. C. Dunn
v.'a i.u!
ei;
heed ed on by Student Party Floor
McFJrov and University Party
r Jim Exum. a'l but 20 legislators
No one denies the Legislature's right to
cliar'ee with any measure presented to it,
but walking out on its obligation to govern
is r:!exrusab!e. The students who walked out
instf-ad of standing up for what they believ
ed riihr betrayed those who elected them.
Thev walked out on their dutv, and it's dis-
Regardless of the merits of this particular
rt -h'tion, the two leaders of this mass leg
ida.ke exodui McEIroy and Exum have no
rig'or tr hold office. Since they walked out
fry t!:ev obligation, why should they be al
I ro hold a position of honor and re-
r.o
wri the ranks of younger statesmen have
:: f .r cowards.
Time For Light In
The GM Situation
Members of the GM Board of Directors
went to yesterdav's meeting expecting to hear
a recommendation for someone to fill the
temporarv directorship of the student union.
Instead, the personnel committee, appoint
ed ten dr-vs ao by President Fowler, 3sked
the committee for a one-da v extension. The
committee said it xvished to interview anoth
er applicant for the position. The committee
offered, in The Daily Tar Heel's opinion,
verv shaky grounds for not having made a
choice. The extension means another meet
ing of the Board at a time when student"
members will be pressed with preparation for
exams.
At the same time, present Director Jim
V.'ailace made clear his candidacy to continue
in the position until the permanent director
can be appointed. He is not, he said, a candi
date for the permanent directorship.
The Daily Tar Heel is on record for Mr.
albce's retention as temporary director. We
stiii are. He ha- .-wed excellently in the po
sition ovr the t.;t two years, and we see no
J -s on why he should not be kept un
til the l j-he -chosen permanent director takes
Does the Board's personnel committee ob
ject to the retention of Mr. Wallace? If so,
it should draw up a bill of particulars why he
should not stay on.
Graham Memorial is a student un:on.
The students on the personnel committee are
charged with recommending on the ba.sL of
experience of the applicants, their capability,
and practicality. The selection of the tempo
rary and permanent directors xvhoever they
may be is a matter of concern to all students
who pay fees to finance GM. By no means
should such selection be made 'in shadewy
circumstances by a select group. All are in
volved; all should have a voice: and the deci
sion should be up to the Board.
rhe m otter so far has been shrouded in
arncss. It is time for light.
Wot Bath; Wax Jtt
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ED YODER, LOUIS KEAAR
Managing Editor
FRED P0WLEDG2
Business Manager
TOM SHORES
A-.-'.ciute Editor
J. A. C. DUNN
Sports Editor
BUZZ MERRJTT
JACIelE GOODMAN
Advertising Manager
Circulation Manager
Subscription Manager
Assistant Business Manager
Photographer
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Dick Sirkin
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IF SOMERSET MAUGHAM
hadn't been so greedy a- to use
"The Summing- Up" as 2 title,
we would grab it ours elf (rreed-
... Uj) ar.d shoot
s '"""- I into the
s iieading in
-oldface type.
- f t i -tcwever. Mr.
lSham hav-
1 aS already
" . -aken the nber-
--y the best we
"wa go now is
I ...
NEVA'S STAEF
Ebba Freur.J, Lois Owen, Jack Wiescl
BUSINESS STAFF Joan Metz, Caxol-n Nelson.
Bill Thompson
SPORTS STAFF Al Korschun, Dave Lieberman,
Nigbt Editor for this issue Jack Wiesel
illigitematum non carborundum! i
I Remember Chapel Hill
Dr. Howell's Fine Grapes
admit that we are using his title
as a base for tt, the last col
umn, which we Intend as a sort
of September-May sum-Tuxig up.
AS FAR AS student govern
ment is concerned, we have spent
the majority of the year scoff
ing politely at what the report
ers so grandly call "the so ions
and wondering when tho.se titled
dignitaries would see the light
and stop piddling around trying
to convince everyone includes
themselves that the tasks they
were engaged in were horribly
important. But we changed cur
mind a few weeks ago as a re
sult of a conversation we had
during the entirety of which we
remained on the listening end.
and as a result of which we saw
student govt ent in a new
light.
Student legislaters often took
rather juvenile like little chil
dren pretending to put out a
three-alarm fire with a garden
hose. Bui -this is not actually th
case. The "solons" are trying to
do something worthwhile, some
thing they really believe in.
something that will make their
mark on campus in a bc-neficial
way. We feel inclined to laugh at
them from time to time; but
simultaneously we admire them.
OUR RECOLLECTION- OF
L.rr, Hie '.! year is a series
of confused images involving
blessed sleep, grisly study, fresh
men with a buzz on. broken glass
in the corridors, snowballs (one
or two with stones in them), un
told quantities of noise (most of
it unwelcome), a few pleasant
parties, and a complete absence
of any feeling of being able to
make a heme out of cn?"s ro-m.
We are sorry if this dashes cold
water in the face of higher pow
ers who envision dorm life as
being something more sublime
than the above, but let us bite
the bullet. Not all cake has ic
ing, in fact some of it is down
right stale.
THE CAROLPA PLAYMAK
ERS, WUNC, ditto TV, The Da.ly
Tar Heel, the Carolina Quarterly,
Tarnation, the Yackety-Vacfc. the
UNC Symphony Orchestra, and
all the other purveyors of the
arts, have led &5 far as we can
tell, fairly normal lives during
the past nine months. Sometimes
up, sometimes down, always tha
criticism and the praise coming
from completely different quar
ters, always the questions of
money and staff, always well,
need we go on? Need we say that
these activities ae usually com
petent but not dynamic, occa
sionally brilliant and outstand
ing, and that the difference be
tween mere competence and
brilliance is, most of the time, a
difference of opinion?
THE ADMINISTRATION BAF
FLES us. We have nothing tr
say about them because, like
women's, their inner workings
are a province into which our
understanding has not yet penetrated.
THIS is by no means a complete
summary. Let us just say that it
has been a good year: that for
some reasons we afe glad it is
not the last, and that for other
reasons we wissi it were. Unless
the Army suddenly develops an
insatiable craving for 97-poun 1
weaklings, we shall reUim in the
fail. If anyone discovers gold
during the summer, we wish they
would let us know first. We can
always be reached through The
DTH. -
By Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr.
When I was a student at Chapel HUE Dr. G. Ver
non Howell, a football hero of an earlier era, was
Dean of the School of Pharmacy. Like so many cf
the members of the faculty of that day, Dr. Howell
was an institution in himself.
It was customary at that time for all the students
to congregate at the Post Office about noon to get
their mail,' which was brought into Chapel Hill by
Captain Smith. 's little train. On a date near the end
cf a summer session, a fellow student? whom I shall
call Bill Blank, met me at tha Pot Office and
moaned what he assumed to be his impending fata
in this wis.
'I stayed at ?e summer school for the purpose
of passing off a course and qualifying for my de
gree. Fm afraid I'm going to be shipped before
getting my degree because of an event which oc
curred last night. I visited Dr. Howell's grape ar
bor just behind his house for the purpose of stealing
some grapes. As I was engaged in this act. Dr. How
ell came out his back door. I forthwith fled the
premises. After I arrieved at my room. I discovered
that several letters addressed to me had fallen from
my pocket. I am satisfied that I dropped those let
ters under Dr. Howell's grape arbor, that they will
be found there, and that I will be shipped for steal
ing Dr. Howell's grapes."
. Just as Bill made this confession to ma, I observed
Dr. Howell -coming directly toward us. When he
- reached as, Dr. Howell sto pped and made this state
ment to Bill: "Mr. Blank, somebody came to my pre
mises last night to steal some of my grapes. I dis
covered this morning that before' he attempted to
perpetrate ths theft on me, he had stolen some cor
respondence from you."
Thereupon. Dr. Howell reached into his pocket
and pulled out several letters addressed to Bkil with
a statement to the effect that he had found them
thai morning under his grape arbor.
Dr. Howell thereupon delivered the letters to
Bill, who was too dumbfounded even to thank him
for so doing. Dr. Howell then turned away and
walked eff about five steps. He suddenly turned
around. looked et Bill, and said: "By the way, Mr.
Blank, if you like grapes, come down to my place
and set some. I have some mighty fine grapes."
This was not the only occasion on which Dr. Ver
non Howell disclosed that he possessed the thing
w'-ch Solomon craved above ail else an under
standing heart.
Unswing In Foreign Affairs
By Dens Fleeson
WASHINGTON President
Eisenhower is going to get a
chance to do all that he thinks
Lest to push that upswing in
foreign affairs about which he
spoke last week.
There is very definitely a
feeling in Washington that a de
cisive moment has been reached
in the struggle against Commun
ist imperialism which has been
the deminant factor in foreign
policy since World War 11 end
ed. It is true that not everybody
shares President Eisenhower's
optimism that the Reds have
reached a high water mark from'
which they are bound to recede.
The President's good fortune
ii that the pessimists are largely
included in his own party. They
are led by Senate Leader Know
land, who inherited the Taft
mantle by motion of the late
Senator himself. But Senator
Knowland is Minority, not Ma
jority, Leader and he is not
wholly sympathetic to the mi
nority within the minority that
he commands.
VEAK WING
The result is that the GOP
vided. In contrast, the Dem
right wing is weakened and di
ocratic majority of the Senate
pathetic to the President's ef
forts to return to normal dip
lomatic negotiations in the Far
East.
Politically the President could
not be in a better position. He
commands a majority on for
eign policy so long as he sticks
to the anti-war thesis. Even the
Republicans who view his pres
ent optimism with alarm realize
thai he is their party's principle
asset and wish him to run again
next year. They cannot possibly
wage an all-out fight against
him: it is too risky a proposition.
The Democrats are scarcely
less unhappy about the situation
in which they find themselves.
They have won almost every
election since 1952 and they
boast of a collection of vigorous,
young articulate leaders.
TRUTH
They say with truth that had
President Truman and his Sec
retary of State, Dean Acheson,
proposed cea.ie-fire negotiations
with Red Chiiia and made a pen
pal of Soviet Taxshai Zhukov,
the Republi-ans would have
talked of jiT-peachment. Never
theless. Derfocrats have never
favored a sor-2.Hed hard policy
in Asia nor' been ready to risk
another world war in order
nd House is unified and syra- put Chiang Kai-shel
bad
to
on
the Chinese mainland. President
Eisenhower is doing what they
would have wanted a Democratic
President to do and so they are
supporting him.
The Democratic leadership of
Congress is preparing to end the
session in mid-July, earlier if
possible. This means that the
President will be in almost un
disputed control of American
policy during the last half of
this year. His political critics can
speak up. of course, but it will
not be the same thing as having
the floor of the Senate or House
with the press galleries hanging
on every word.
It is of course a great chal
lenge to the President. He can
hardly influence the course of
events unless he is on hand,
watching for opportunities and
quick to exploit openings.
In other years he has seized
upon the Congressional adjourn
ment as a vacation period. He
has remained out of Washington
for weeks at a time and his
Cabinet has emulated him. But
the diplomatic campaign indi
cated by his own comments re
quires as much and as concen
trated a leadership as the mili
tary offensive by which he
achieved the reputation which
mt him in the White House.
'Hey Maybe A Parking Place'
Over The
Hill
Charles Dunn
HAPPY (?) ENDING: The end
of the semester is almost here
First thing: you know, well all
he snowed under with ex2ms,
then when they are over the
shouting begins, and the dream
ef summer's vacation becomes a
reality. Some will take off for
the beach and the sunburned,
others will head for home or
distant places to settle down to
a summertime job, and a lot will
be right back up here digging
into the books again during
the hot summer days that are
bound to come, (and sipping
cool beer on the hot summer
nights J. But this semester will
be a bygone; something to look
bac on with mixed emotions
and wonderings of if there will
ever be another one L.e ih
GOOD IDEA: A professor
agreed to cancel his last 3
o'clock class, providing of its
members spend that hour study
ing for the final in the library.
He added that he would be in
his office at that hour, mainly
because his children woke him
up at 5:30, and there was no
place besides his office for him
to go at that time of the morning-
Santa Claus
Popular Nov
LENIOR HALL: Three fellows
were "sitting at a table. One got
the wild idea that he would like
to get married. He looked
around, saw a table with three
pretty coeds sitting around it,
and strolled over to occupy the
vacant chair. The modern-day
Casanova asked one of the coeds
to marry him, she replied that
she was awful busy "with exams
and all," but agreed to try- and
find time for the wedding the
following afternoon.
But they couldn't agree on the
time. The coed called the whole
thing off, until the boy told
her about the big two-carat ting
he had back at the room. Her in
terest was aroused again, but
fell flat when she found the
"carat"' he was talking about
was of the vegetable variety.
But this story must have a
happy ending, so Casanova ap
peared stumped for a moment,
but quickly sized up the situ
ation, proposed to another one
of the girls at the table, and
starting walking her home to
talk over arrangements.
TRITE BUT TRUE: A coed
held her friends spellbound
while she told them of this fel
low wh0 had taken a bottle in
one hand, her in the other and
headed straight for the bed. A
moment later the speil was
broken when she slipped up and
let it be known that the fellow
was only a baby, she was the
baby's sitter, and the bottled
contained only milk.
VIA DUKE: Carolina gentle
man bragging about how true
little Duke coed is t0 him on
way to Durham, finds his girl
"studying"' with a tali, dark
friend from West Campus . . .
Another Dukester, who earlier
had talked of what a dull sem
ester this had been from the so
cial standpoint, swapping ex
periences that she had at the
Louis Armstrong concert and the
Les Brown dance . . . Fellow
thinking very bright spotlight
was a full moon.
C'EST FENT: This column
brings to end "Over the Hill"
for this semester. It has been
a lot of fun. Here's wishing
everybody a very pleasant sum
mer vacation.
Stewart Alscp
fXfiTE: Joseph AUop hi ji r
Wmci ;-o- ;:
by
mrnvTk in the
from en informal rnemorrinAu-z
Stewart Alsop, brm-gUg him v.p uo .
Washingtcn scene) .
WASHING TON S i n c e you left, d:rn
has been sounding more and more ,
phonograph record. Over and ou
oracles ask the same three question: .
Will Adlai ran? Will Ike beat Aa.ai.
over again, the oracles answer tnen
Yes. Yes. This 'performance tertis Vj a
notcny.
So does the performance en Capit
jority Leader Lyndon Johnson is r.
most thoroughly professional Co-gre-
1 iz
ot cur
r times. But that's just
ho
legislation through so quickly and qui
body notices, or even cares very r.:c
There has not been a single good 1
this session began. Sometimes one ca
nig a certain nostalgia for the late J
Carthy. McCarthy, incidentally, is S3
trace that its hard to believe that he
ing the headlines when you left for a;
But the dizzying chopping and chrr..;
foreign front have more than made u
dullness at home, that is if yon prefer
tedium. If you had come straisht h---k
mesa about five or s"x weeks ago. y
found the country in the rip; of a troT
scare. It was only about that long ago th
Carney was talking about "war by A'c;
he was merely voicing the most wido'v
cial view, and had the bad luck to 1 e ur
by our profession.
Now the Far Eastern crisis, which y -ably,
has suddenly disappeared fro - v
the way McCarthy has. Presumably it :
as presumably McCarthy i. B::t a- ir.
is considered tactless t? men'i'T. i's
When Chou En-lai rath-T ct. Ic.-cor.d;.-.
ed that he was willing to ta'k to u. or
dent and Secretary- Dulles tarter rrr. ;; ;
fusion) replied that we were willing
everybody sighed with relief and said. " "
over."
It isn't really over a: all. of c"-i-o. a
you may point out, in your tactl--- vr.
concerned seemed to have agreed th 0
policy for dealing with the Asia croi.
to pretend that it isn't there any rr.
any other policy, I have been unaolo t
what it is.
' 3.1 , V
LENOIR ENCORE: Coed com
menting on tough piece of ham:
"They must have made this pig
do push-ups." Another student
(this one male) adding: "The
only reason they put so much
gravy on this piece of meat is
to cover up the gristle."
Now the talk is a-I of r
most instantaneous trans 1
peace talk has been 2
At first, after the Russians
';cj agreed to tne meeting a
all concerned were very cau::;v. Fr-:
dent and Mr. Dulles on down, there
warnings against expecting miracles. Eo
irrepressible, hopeful noises have beg
from the warners themselves a- frn
i.uas time who pretrr.d to be
believe in Santa Cla-.ts. hut rcai'v
Of rnnrta tV,
""""i" tatiuaue tnoreoi. 1 o v."
whose opinions you resrect s"ec.i'--that
the Soviets may be genuinTlv anx
a European settlement which th,- We
could accept.
too
d o ;
The Russians have c?r!a?n?v
surprisirg wav. The surprises vr -surprise
cf the Austrian tre:;v tn
surprise cf a Russian visa for' mvse"
weeks after we had been j .
in "Pravda." " '
But the Russians also sprang a--with
the overflying of Moscow ?t.-f.
May Day. This could well bV t- -single
event that has occurred '-Ve
usual these days, the Pentagon tried 1
and clav rinTi tha , : ...
e CS..S.
r. ...
v
uperation Candor") T?-,f
ccme out. and their rA-.T-;.
a iuiiy mature and remar'?''!'
--t ueiense ?vsten i
fay.ui. maturing strategic jet air f-
ers for air ,,,-.t' .-
- .uciii;- so mat So;e
unquestionably bomb targets in t
return to base. "
we.
id t:
.'e. w
The Moscow oversights knocked into a ,
hat ad our defense plans-Secretarv I
Wilson himself, von r.-.K.. '
year ago that So'viet war prearatt
oetensive. But again, it is considered -c'-sporting
to mention such things. " ' "
I was in the Senate gallerv te o"-- -' -Symington
of Missouri made a'shW'"'
ntin?.Ut th2t -e "may have i'i
trol of the air." sn.i ii,
.. v a report
Hp 6 meanin of the Mosco,. overii
He misht mst Si 1
nioon, or extolling the virtues of North Dakota
V Who got the after h'"-
a babble of general indifference. It i 'r-nc
popular, these days, to believe ,n
-neaper too, of course. Anyway, welcome To
    

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