THE DAILY TAR HEEL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1956
It Wasn't Confidence Voter
Just A Great Deal Of Fear
". . . the enthusiastic vote for the Pea) sail Plan amend merit "
was also a resounding vole of confidence for public school officials
throughout the state for the fine work they are doing." Attorney
Charles G. Rose Jr., speaking before the regional School Board
Perhaps Rose was right: perhaps
the Pearsall Plan vote was also a
vole of confidence, for Tar Heel
lint we neer thought of it that
wav. We figured it was merely the'
ballots of a stared state, a state
that had been led to believe sev
eral things, all of them untrue:
1. The Pearsall Plan, which pro
vides for the closing of the public
schools in case of "intolerable"
situations (integration), would not
mean the end of the state's system
of free public schools. Rather, its
proponents said, it would strength
en the system. This is untrue.
'j. The Tar Heels who voted
against the Pearsall Plan would
be voting lor immediate integra
tion in the public schools. They
would be lined up with the Nation
al Assn. for the Advancement of
Colored People in asking for deseg
regation. While newspajer adver
tisements said this, it is untrue.
There was no intelligent op
position to the Pearsall Plan. This
in untrue, and here is how the
jeople were led to believe wrongly:
Gov. Hodges, with all th'e po
litical know-how of a seasoned
vote-getter, lined up the state's
General Assembly long before it
met in special .session last summer.
The bill which carried Thomas
Pearsnll's name was actually passed
in secret sessions of the General
Assembly in country cabins and
private homes thioughout the state.
The state used many of its re
sources in drifting the Pearsall
Plan, then used its television sta
tion (WUNOTV) to explain the
plan to the people. Then the gover
nor asked his opponents to de
liver a better plan or quit criti
The opponents didn't stand a
chance. Those who were . large,
enough in number to organize
themsclv wcie either too skepti
cal or iin) scared to organize. A
lew strong, honest men, like Win
ston-Salem's 'Irving Carlyle, swke
in opposition to the plan, then
epiieted down before the election
last month. Hut most of the op
ponents were too scared to speak.
The state, on the whole, was
scared. lis white people were afraid
that oting against the Pearsall
Plan would mean their children
would be going to school with
Negroes. In reality, they were Not
ing their public sc hool system down
No, we doubt- thai the people
were giving their public school of
ficials a Note of confidence when
tliev voted for the Pearsall Plan.
They were Noting out of fear, a
fear of what their- state officers
had told them would happen if
they didn't vote for the plan.
Now the people have something
else to fear.
In The Hall
Good old Charlie Peterson has
come back to Carolina.
Charlie, if you aren't a billiards
shooter, is the nice gentleman who
drops by Graham Memorial's jmk1
room a couple times every year. He
makes fancy shots, does a lot of
talking, and instructs Carolina
Gentlemen in the art of putting
Knglish on billiard balls.
Charlie is getting to be a tradi
tion at Carolina. He's getting to be
like Polgar, who is practically a
student. It's no longer a surprise
when we see Charlie Peterson
walking around the student union s
, The Da ily JTaivTT eel nom i na t es
C!i : Ies Peterson, Billiards Expert
Tremendous, as a member of
Chapel Hill's hall of tradition. He
looks good here.
A Split Would Be Ruinous
'University Party Chairman Mike
Weinman is getting himself in
He has called on the members of
his party to form a "little group"
to deal Nvith the current parking
and tiaffic problem.
Normally, this would be good,
liut student, government already
has a group -to handle suc h a prob
lem the student traffic commiss
ion. It is the group appointee! by
student ImkIv President Hob Young,
and it is the group which is now
dealing with the town of Chapel
Hill on the problem.
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The situation appears to be this:
Weinman, and students who live
in Pig Fraternity Court, are dis
satisfied with the outcome of last
Monday's Town Board of Alder
man meeting. Weinman wanted
the aldermen to repeal an order
limiting parking on part of S. Co
lumbia St. to two hours. They
Now, Weinman wants a small
portion of the student body to form
a "little group" to do what the
Monday meeting clidnt' do.
This means trouble. The stu
dents couldn't do anything right
now that woulcl, lessen their effec
tiveness with the Hoard of Alder
men more than to split up into
small groups. The aldermen would
notice the confused campus condi
tion, then promptly ignore all stu
However, if the students , stick
together behind the student traf
fic cinnmission, they will have a
louder voice at future Board of
Weinman's suggestion that part
of Mclver lawn be used for park
ing automobiles, however, does
We, like many organizations and
individuals on the campus, would
hate to see a beautiful place like
Mclver's lawn torn up" and re
placed wtih shiny car-tops. But the
time is coming when such sacrifices
will have to be made for student
Further restriction of automobile
privileges will not do the trick;
more parking spaces will.
But the Mclver lot, according to
Weinman's own words, would hold
only about too automobiles. That
wouldn't be much of a solution to
a problem in which thousands of
cars are involved.
Perhaps we should use the 'Mc
lver lot. But we also should start
looking to other parts of the camp
us for parking space.
The future is not far away.
So you'd like to know the dif
ference between the Student and
Or to put it more aptly, so
you'd like to know if there is any
difference between -the SP and,
the UP. ;
Are the basic philosophies : of
the two parties different, or
do they stand for basically the
Some feel that the two politi
cal groups implant themselves on
practically the same foundation,
but this -is a fallacy. Here, in the
words of a battered ol' political
reporter is the answer ta the
above . question concerning sim
ilarity or difference.
The University Party is com
posed primarily of fraternity men
while the Student Party has a
membership composed primarily
of dormitory residents.
.Both parties will probably de
ny that they represent any par
ticular .segment of the campus
which is good. The campus should
not be compartmentalized. There
should be unity of action. Not
unity of thought, mind ya'
(Heaven forbid) but unity of" ac
tion. But the fundamental remains
that the SP tailors its, doctrines
to fit the dorm man's needs,
while the UP patterns its actions
to suit the needs of the fraterni
(But, UP Chief Mike, you'd
better not put all your eggs un
der the pledge classes and look
for an abundant incubation.)
' The success of a campus po
litical party lies in its ability to
have intercourse with the entire
campus community and conceive
diverse ideas and opinions.
Then it must take the diversi
fied opinions and crystallize them
into a comprehensive policy
which will be satisfactory to all
segments of the campus.
Dorm men turned out in sur
prisingly low numbers to pick
their, officials for the coming
How can efficient government
and social facilities be acquired
and maintained without thriving
and prolific interest?
Hand pumping was the order
of the day for one solid week.
So were strained smiles. But
what the heck! Can you blame
fraternities for smoothing off
the rough ' edges for just one
week? No tidy housewife' likes
for visitors to see dirty pots and
It is only hoped that freshman
prospects looked in the pantry
too before they sat down to the
There is probably no student
on campus who doesn't advocate
the type of integration which
took place on campus the first
of this week.
(The Independent Women's
Council packed its drawers and
filing cabinets and moved into
the Men's Interdormitory Coun
'I Don't Know If He's Running Scared, But
He's Not Running Sacred Any More'
About this time of year, stu
dents need a balm. Fraternity
and sorority rushing is over, first
quizzes are im
tired of staying
up until 2 a.m.,
then getting up
for 8 a n;, class
es. Lenoir Hall
food - has lost
its flavor, and
Road For Relaxation
90 percent of
drinking mid-morning coffee in
Y-Court isn't as pleasant as it
seemed Sept. 21.
I needed a balm last Sunday,
so I went to Hillsboro.
Hillsboro, you may know, is
the seat of Orange County. It
isn't a very modern place; the
new courthouse, with pink and
blue walls, is about as modern
as Hillsboro gets.
Hillsboro is the political cen
ter of the county, seconded only
by Chapel Hill. It also is the
prettiest place in Orang; Coun
ty. Partf the beauty of Hillsboro
is the trip over there. Fall is
coming to the dairy farms and
the cornfields of Orange County.
The trees have turned a rust
color in some places, and in some
places they have just turned a
deep, translucent green. There
are many dead, brown leaves on
the ground under the trees.
North Carolina's red mud heri
tage doesn't look as bad in the
fall as it does in the late spring.
There are some fields between
here and Hillsboro where the
earth is nearly black.
The fiighway twists and rolls
between here and Hillsboro. but
somehow you don't seem to mind
it. You drive 40 and 45, not 55
and 60, becaus? the scenery is
worth slowing down to see.
In quiet Hillsboro there is a
church, a red brick church that
has a quiet graveyard behind it.
There are large oak trees, with
leaves still green, in the grave-"'
yard. The autumn sun shines at
a low angle through the - oak
leaves and makes the whole
church and graveyard take on a
greenish cast. It all looks calm
Some of the tombstones 'are
old, and they tell the story of
the Civil War silently, yet pow
erfully. Some of them are new;
A NORTHERN VIEW:
they complete a family chain that
started under a short, now crum
A 17-year-old boy is buried
there. He fought in Wheeler's
Cavalry during the Civil War.
Under his name are the simple
letters, "C.S.A." He belonged to
an army that no longer exists.
The numbers on a tiny head
stone record the birth and death
of a three-year-old. Below the
numbers there is the inscription,
"Thy will be done."
, There were tiny children play
ing in the graveyard last Sun-
day. They were having fun, run
ning up and down the gravel
.Walks between the graves. They
were aware that fall is coming
to Orange County, and they were
having as much fun as possible
before it gets too cold to play
Women In News Pages
Just ran across an item that
might be of interest to Carolina
Coeds . . . who aspire for bigger
and better things. It seems that
Alice Denham, a Phi Beta Kap
pa graduate from Carolina a few
years aga, has finally mad? the
front page. Well, net exactly the
front page .... for she was se
lected as Miss July in the Play
boy magazine. In the addition to
making a three page spread in
the nude, she also had a short
story published in the same mag
azine. This is the kind of sex-
cess story I like to see more
often. That's the July issue men.
The other day I ran across two
Very interesting news items. One
tells about a woman in New Jer
sey who was granted $50 damages
from a man who broke three of
her ribs. In Los Angeles, a heart
bairn suit was settled out of court
fnr $25,000. The moral is ob
vious: if you want to break eff
with a girl, don't break her heart,
kick her in the ribs. It's cheap
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Unity Big Facior
Rumors are hard to pin down.
They ooze about like droughts of cold air seep
ing under doors and working their way through in
conspicuous spaces in window sills. They go from
person to person in whisoered, secretive undertones,
mushrooming like a column of smoke, rising often
from almost insignificant sources. 4 : - t
And rumors are running across the campus now,
and they have passed the stage of being secretive.
What has been an ominous whisper is now a muf
And it is good! For the voice you hear is that
of the student body. The voice you hear is that
of several thousand students, talking together,
thinking together, willing together the end of a
series of oppressions.
And the voice may grow and get louder, until
it becomes the sound of the entire student body.
And it will be a fearsome sound to the oppressors.
From all these rumblings, one word is clearly
distinguishable . . . Boycott!
The word boycott bears evil connotations to
many due to the recent splashes of unfavorable
publicity in which this word has been used to the
point of becoming hackneyed.
But as with all other words, the connotation i.s
derived from the usage.
The boycott is a powerful weapon, for it re
flects the opinions of many if it is successful. '"If,
on the other hand, it is the action of only a few,
it will go unnoticed and die of its own impotericy.
Strength is in numbers, and th? potential for
strength to serve the purpose at hand Is here. -
If this once the student body could pull, itself to
gether to work for a common goal which would ben
efit every single man and woman on his tampus,
it would be a memorable occasion indeed.'
There is a problem to be confronted, to be met
in a head-long rush. Everyone is aware of it and
everyone feels its pressure where it hurts the ma
jority of us the most.
Each of us is to some degree responsible, for
we have stood idly by and watched this malignant
growth. We are, quite literally, paying for our years
of reticent passivism.
Something should have been done a long time
ago, but a lack of unity of purpose or any typ?
of unity has kept the student body helpless against
the onslaughts of any and every type of oppression
that the students can be subjected to.
We are constantly eating crow for loosing hat
ties which we never wage.
If we were told that from here on out all lab
courses would hold Saturday night labs we would
moan and groan and gripe, but that's as far as it
would go. If we woke up one morning and found
out that cigarettes were fifty cents per pack and
that we could not appear on Franklin St. during
certain hours of the day to accommodate the hoards
of people who commute from out of town to da
their shopping, we would cuss and fuss and yam
mer at each other, but that's as far as it would go.
How long must this continue. There is no dis
grace in losing a battle, but it's positively shameful
not to try. It is Junny to hear the students com
plain, but they ne'ver do anything about the source
of their complaints.
It is laughable except for the fact that thase who
can see the ironic humor are caught in the same
mesh of circumstances.
One of the hardest working men on this camp
us at this time is Student body President Bob
Young. He is doing everything that anyone could
possibly do to serve th students and defend tlu ir
rights, such few as remain unquestioned.
He and those who are working with him are
laboring under the assumption that Student Govern
ment is a working preposition. They belive in unity
of purpose, and they are working under the name
of and in behalf of the Student Body ,
It is therefore necessary that they get the
support of the student body. It should not be so
much a question of necessity as a question of
gratitude for a job that is being done well. If they
succeed in their endeavors every student on the
campus will benefit from their efforts.
If they don't succeed, the fault will rest largely
on the shoulders of the people thev are working
Think of what seven thousand determined peo
ple could accomplish under the calibre of leader
ship we have. Think too of the precedent that
could be set, and the power which would be vested
in the student body and its government as a re
sult. To think of these things is nice, but doing them
is altogether something else. To be filled with en
thusiasm is a beginning, but there must be th?
fortitude to persevere to the end, whether it be
victory or defeat.
Therefore, befcre the rumors get everyone in
flamed with crusading zeal, it must be established
that the fight will continue to the end. For if the
students go off half-cocked and start something
they cannot or will not finish, it will destroy com
pletely any good that President Young and his
co-workers have accomplished, and the "esprit de
corps" of the student body will be reduced to an
even lower ebb. It will reduce the power of the
stundents to nothingness. ' '
Student unityfor the lack of it, will be the de