THE DAILT TAt HCIL
WEDNESD AY,APRIL16, 1953
Who Wants New Rules? Prelude
Hit men h.ic added tliriv voice to that
ol I f 10 women in opposing the new women's
nilts. which would lirinjr severe limitations
to individual rights to this campus. Mime
tiling that has not been any pan of the tra
dition ol Caiolina.
I he only people left lor the rules are some
membeis ol the Women's Residence Coiin
il. the nurses, and the Dean of Women.
However, the Women's Residence Council
is not unanimously in l.ivor of the rules, and
the Nursing School only stands to benefit
b the rules, in that they aie a liberalization
ol the present nuiscs rules. If the nurses
look the initiative now. they mijjht be able
t yet tides similar to those of the other co
eds. II the Women's Residence Council took
the- initiative tliey would pieserve freedom
on the I'N'C camp'iu bv i icldiii the rules
th.it thev have gotten handed to them bv
the previous Women's Residence Council.
Sevcial members have already expiessed
disam cement with the closed stuck rules,
the lights out icnnl.it ions, and the weekend
permission statutes. This would be a start
in the liht direction to throw these out and
take a deep and caielul consideration of the
others be lore destrovin.; a measure of free
dom on the I'N'C campus, because someone
has fears that the people who have proved
themselves able to handle their own at fail s.
e an t in the luture.
The Wome n's Residence Council can pro
vide the 1 i 1 1 1 kind ol leadership. It is hoped
An election has placed some1 new laces in
ollice. but now is the time to pay tribute
to the people who have seived dining the
It is haul n single one out in paiticular.
but Dot I'icssIn should be singled out as
beiii'4 the- most indtist i ions, inost courageous,
and pel haps the most loval sec ietarv the
student boelv ol the I'niveisitv of North
C.noliua has ever had.
Iluie aie times when woids are eiv
small, and le clings vcrv l.ivjje.. and woids
cannot expiess those leelins. Yerv simplv.
l!u- student body should feel pioud that hist
sp:iir it elected Dot Tresslv to the ollice of
Se i tt.ii -v ol the Student lioclv. Slie has seived
f I if llec tion ImmmI rec oveicd . .from a
laiilv poor job in the regular spring elec
tions to do a crv 'ood job on the run oil.
I he things that weie forgotten last time
weie ieiuembeicd this time, and in the liht
ol ihis one can loiyet about the .small oei
silu ol tempoiaiilv lorcttin.; one dorMi
lois's ballot bo.
A surest ioi i oj the next election is in
older. Next time il mi-jfit be nice to count
the ballots by doimitories. It vould be ad
vantageous to the- .student lcadcis in lindtn
out the liuils o their clients and probablv
would t. kc less time- in that the sorting piob
leui would be less involved.
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. CURTIS B. CANS
JOILN WHIT AlCEli
A VERY THOMAS
ANT J ION Y WOLFF
James C. Miller
One may well wonder, as he
glances through the newspapers
tind news magazines of the world
today, about the amount of space
allotted to national and interna
tional affairs in local periodicals
preceding World War I. Histori
cally. America, prior to this time
was relatively isolationist in atti
tude toward the affairs of most of
the other nations. This attitude was
reflected on the national scene as
well. Local interests tended to take
precedence over issues concerning
the nation as a whole. On the inter
national level, nationalism was stiU
tlie dominant passion motivating
the aspirations of many peoples.
Thus, we .might conjecture that
news of national and international
occurence assumed importance in
direct proportion as it affected the
self-interests and welfare of the
peoples concerned. Of course, the
variables of communication a la
technology and the importance of
foreign correspondents would con
tribute toward the effectiveness,
and magnitude of issues and
events reported, other than those
local. Perhaps there were many
another variable in operation. At
any rate, from the points listed
above, we might reasonably as
sume that we are confronted with
a good bit more of what goes on in
the world than our predecessors of
clays past, although our attitudes
may have changed only in degree.
The thought may then occur that
we are quite well informed of cur
cent events througout the world.
Perhaps, relatively speaking, we
are:' provided, of course, we have
stopped to scrutinize the news and
editorial pages before going on to
Dennis The Menace (which, in
cidentally, is a rather worthy crea
tion'. Granted that at times it may
b hard to separate news from
editorial, the fact that we tradi
tionally have had tins dichotomy
in journalism is highly suggestive
to our problem.
News as events, occurence and
or issues are data. By themselves
they are relatively meaningless.
They exist, but their existence is
similar to the existence of the ray
of li?ht on the retina prior to its
transmission as an impulse along
the optic nerve to its appropriate
cortical area of the brain. They
occur in relationship. The editorial,
thus, endeavors to ascertain the
relationship, and as such, has a
function similar to that of the cor
tex. Once the relationship is es
tablished, an attitude is assumed
The process here described is a
part of our biological inheritance.
But the psychological product ran
pass for truth, certitude, dogmat
ism, eyotism - unless we look for
inadequacies aud inetticacies in
Did ire receive the correct data?
Wliich Data received the em
phisis'.' Would our interpretation of tlie
. data differ
If ice It ad tnore or different
I loir eioc.v pu.s-f exyicrience affect
tlie relationship vc "zee" in
Do the cnviroii'eitts in which,
the interpreters reside Juie
substantial maty on what is
"seen" in the datn?
Thus, the big; question concerns
the purity of our perception. This
purity is indeed determined in
many ways by quality of inflii'
ences impinging upon the relation
ship of facts and tlivir interpreta
tion. The data we get or don't get
from our papers or other com
munication media and the relation,
ship we establish or have establish
ed for us with regards to the data
are basic to our attitudes on na
tion and international issues.
This knowledge should make us
a little wary of dravying hasty
and ill-concieved conclusions. Per
haps we need to assume an atti
tude of humility commensurate
with our finite nature.
GLEN DA FOWLER
EDIT STAFF Jonathan Yardlcy. Gail Godwin, Pete
Young. Glenn Meginiils, Gary Greer. Ethan Tol-man.
LTSLNESS STAFF John Mintcr, Lewis Ru:h, Wal
The Editorial Page, Rain,
This, That And The Other
To put .the quietus on some of the remarks
around campus as of late Adlai Stevenson is def
iitely not going to be on the Tar Heel staff this
year .... And the Tar Heel will not fold if The
Nation and The Reporter do so.
Now that the monsoon season has set in for
good, many people as usual are griping about it,
but to no avail; all the
gripes in the world .do
not equal less rain, so we
may as well become ad
justed to that fact, and
look to the brighter side.
Fact I: April showers
bring May flowers (al
though this fact has not
been properly verified by
the Department of Agriculture).
Fact II: Farmers do need the rain. The rice
crops have sunk to an all time low.
Fact III: Manufacturers of rainwear need the
money from increased sales desperately.
Fact IV: Now that we are accustomed to the
rain, it would be execeedingly difficult to' adjust
to fair weather and the hot sun.
From the pages of the Washington Post comes
a lovely bit about Ike. (By society columnist Mary
Van Rensselaer Thayer): 'The President, in fine
fettle, at his press conference last week, looked
more Kewpieisrfthan ever ... his complexion pinky
white as dogwood blooms, his spike of almost in
visible hair waving unconfined from his bald dome,'
the left upquirk of his mouth and his almost-lisp
lending a whimsical lift to less serious sayings."
We assume that Miss Thayer will print a trans
lation of the column in a forthcoming issue.
Former President Harry S. Truman, speaking at
a Yale Seminar on Political Behavior, was question
ed about what mistakes were made in legislation
during his term of office.
In his usual candid form, he replied, 'T don t
know of any mistakes ... At least the GOP hasn't
repealed any I passed."
Maybe this is the man we need in 1960. He
could certainly be a contender, along with Snead
and Hogan, if he could perfect his game.
According to a letter in Newsweek, the Ameri
can eagle on the US seal turns his head to the left
side (facing the arows) during wartime, and re
verses this position during peacetime, to face the
olive branch. So what?
Laughter From Qlympus
13 r I3 u -
American Society Chastised
Lack Of Depth Criticized
niOTCXlRAJ'HUlS Norman Kantor. Buddy Spoon,
- I'EJJLEY BARROW
.A few days ago, I had the pleas
sure of spending an evening in
the UNC infirmary.
Upon retiring for the evening,
I made a natural request for the
use of a Bible. To my amazement,
this seemed as if it were not a
natural request, for there was no
Bible to be had. It seems that our
nation and all its moral codes are
built upon this book, and yet there
was not one in the infirmary.
Now I ask these questions: Why
was there no Bible and why was
my request so strange? Have the
students at this University stray
ed so far from its principles to
think tluit they no longer need to
search its scriptures? Our whole
value system seems to be lost. I
refer to the student who griped
Many years ago in Copenhagen
an eccentric emperor took great
delight in prowling tlirough the
streets without any clothes on.
Naturally, the citizens refused to
believe that this was possible, so
they vied with each" ether in ela
borate descriptions of what th?
emperor was wearing. All went
well until one day a remarkably
hip child commented audibly:
"Maw, I don't want to bug you,
about no funnies on the editorial
page. Sure, funnies- are good, but
there are more important issues
and problems that face us. Tlie
Bible is the best selling book and
the least read. Our values of what
to read seem to be all mixed up.
I feel that my country is built
upon this book, but I wonder if
my university is built upon it.
Where is our faith? Yes, I include
myself, for we all lack the needed
faith. Our freedoms cannot live
untended; our freedoms can and
must be kept alive. It can be done
by faithful, earnest, and regular
reading of tlie Bible.
America will remember the Bib
le to her glory. Amerita will
forget it to her doom.
Name withcld by request.
but really, that emperor cat lacks
finery." End ol emperor, or per
haps under these slightly unique
circumstances, emperor's end.
The parallel to this story for
our own time occurred recently
when a California child cut
tlirough the maze of filth and or
ganized insanity with a clean, ten
inch blade. You may protest that
this was rather vigorus action, as
indeed it was; but it must be
remembered that Cheryl Crane's
problem was much vaster and
more complex than the problem
which faced the citizens of Copen
hagen so long ago.
If the average GI 'so we are
told went out to fight and die for
Mom, the Brooklyn Dodgers, and
Apple Pie. what was poor Cheryl
supposed to do when she realized
that Mom was a tramp, the Dod
gers wei e in Los Angeles, and the
Apple Pie had been devoured by
the hood who came to dinner? With
the instinctive child genius for
direct action, Cheryl reached for
the blade and plunged it straight
and true. ("For heaven's sake,
Cheryl, you're liable to hurt' some
body with that ugh! knife." i
Now, in order that CheryFs ma-
It seems today as if every other
word is meant to be a suggestion
or a demand that we solve the
problems of our world, that this
divided world will ultimately de
stroy itself if immediate steps are
net taken to alleviate and obscure
all the dividing lines of tension.
However, there are two viewpoints
as to what the dividing lines of
tension are. One group, so far the
most predominant, claims that
Communism versus Democracy
are the contending parties who
are manufacturing the destructive
tension. This idea, invoked when
world tension became apparent,
has been the vogue since thai time.
However, there is another gpoup
which is rapidly rising and which
may soon be the vogue. This group
claims that world tensions have
not been produced by political
contentions but by economic con
tentions and that the vast gulf be
tween the "wealthy" and many
times more numerous "poor"
countries is the real womb of
Actually, both of these theories
are valid, but neither theory real
ly touches on the problem. The
fact of the matter is that the
majority- of people in the world
do not want peace. (A world of
hypocrites those who dote on Bib
lical prophecies find a paradise in
this statement). That is, this ma
jority of the world's people does
not want peace if there is even
the slightest mention of disturbing
his own prviate national theology.
In his nation lives his truest heart ;
sacrilege would be committed if
this place is defiled. Not to dis
credit the division of the world
into separate countries. Pride in
one's country is honorable and
good, and any person who does
not give his allegiance and devo
tion to his country is a person to
be pitied. But the question is "his:
Does our country exist to serve us
and humanity, or do we exist to
serve our country?
Ironically, here in-America, sup
posedly the stronghold of demo
cracy and freedom, we have be
come slaves to our nationalism,
to "Americanism." The prevailing
idea is that anything un-American
must be quickly and thoroughly
stamped out. What foolish people
we are to think that America is
' the only country in the world.
Those foolish people who allow
themselves to feel very self-righteous
when we allow people from
the primitive" world around us
to come here to live and to study
are only reproductions from a uni
versally copied archetypal pattern.
The desired goal is that our coun
try be utilized for our good and
for the good of all mankind. It is
imperative for Americans and
all countries to realize that we
may not always stand on the uni
versal truth; our nationalism will
have to be disturbed. In all Russian-American
relations, we are
never willing to go half-way; for
the proposal to be acceptable for
us the man on the other side of
the world has to come over here
There can be no one-way con
cession to peace; we must sacri
fice, and so must Russia. Part ot
our ideals must be cut away, and
Russia must cut away part of
hers; in the wounds thus made1, it
is possible for the two to be graft
ed together, with the remainder of
the world following suit. It is
either this or war. This must be
nificent act may not have been in
vain, we raise the following ques
tions concerning the act and the
general milieu in which it took
place. For some of,thcse questions
we even have answers.
Question: What kind of a so
ciety is it that creates tlie gigolo,
a male prostitute who gets paid
off with the proverbial Jaguar and
Question: What kind of a society
is it that makes a national in
stitution, in fact a shrine, out of
the well-developed m a m im a r y
glands that lie tor point) beneath
the movie star's sweater? ;
Question: What kind of a society
is it that seems to have an un
limited supply of voyeurs to pant
over the epic horizontal collision
between the aforementioned gigolo
and the af(rementioned movie
Question. What kind of a society
is it that, when the gigoio lies so
cold, so dead, rushes in with high
powered lawyers and slick press
agents so that a Mickey Cohen
has to defend the elemental de
cencies by remarking, ."You'd
think the broad hardly knew him"?
(This is what goaded Cohen into
releasing Lana's pathetic letters;
the next "daddy love" will be
lucky to get a picture post card of
that classic phallic symbol, the
There is a very simple one-w ord
answer to these four questions.
This answer is agreed upon by
virtually all intellectuals, regard
less of their politics. The word is
"SICK." S-I-C-K. Sick. And the
first step on the road back to some
kind of relative normalcy is the
brutally frank recognition that this
is a v ery SICK society.
The other night on television, a
third-rate comic who somehow
managed to sneak in between the
westerns and the give-aways, said:
"I'd like to do this next number
for all the teen-age wetrd-os, the
nuddle-age flips, and the real old
sickies." In her moment "of agoniz
ed decision, Cheryl Crane Turner,
she of the four foster fathers and
the innumerable "uncles" just for
a night, could very well have said
the same thing. Poor Johnnie
Stompanato got his hip card punch
ed for the last time, but those of
us who have survived may be just
at the beginning.
x ftM! x Barry
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There, there, children. Don't cry. Tell daddy all
about it. Did the big nasty man take your comic
strips away? Did he leave them out of the paper
for two whole days? Did he hide them on page
three, just to make it hard for you to find them?
well, dry your tears and come sit on daddy's knee,
and he'll tell you a . story about the nasty, nasty
You see, children, you really shouldn't be mad
at him Vou should feel sorry for him, because he's
iii-i..- uji ii v w" very mixed up and con
I T f " fused. He doesn't know
that your comic strips
are the most important
v thing in the world to
t you. He just doesn't have
jT'C- the mature understand-
ing ro realize mat your
day is incomplete and
your life empty and ft.
I s tile if k you can't read the
comics while you're watch
ing the Mickey Mouse Club and Captain Kangaroo.
He just can't see that these things, are terribly vital
to you. As I said, children, he's really very con
fused, and doesn't mean to harm you at all.
Now don't cry any more, because daddy is going
to fix everything for you. Daddy is going to have
a talk writh the nasty, nasty man, and daddy is go
ing to convince him that what you want is four
pages just chock-full of comic strips. Won't that be
nice? And if you're real good, and eat all your spin
ach, maybe daddy can even get him to put in some
pictures for you to color with your crayons, and
one of those connect-the-dots drawings every single
day! And if you're very, very good, ail week long,
and don't spill any pablum on your bib and drink
all your prune juice, why, on Sunday, maybe the
nasty, nasty man will give you six pages of comics
in color! Wouldn't that be just too peachy-keen?
Oh, there are just all sorts of nice things that
daddy is going to do for you! Not only is he going
to fix it up with the nasty, nasty man who took away
j'our comics for two days, but daddy is going to
talk to all the bad, bad people who have been mak
ing life miserable for you.
Daddy is going to start with all the mean ol' pro
fessors that make you go to their mean ol' classes.
He's going to explain to them just how much their
silly old talking interferes with your play-time, and
how you would like them ever-so-much if they
wouldn't make you read all those stupid books
which are just wasting away the best years of your
lives. And when daddy has finished straightening
out that silly Administration and all their silly lit
tle rules that get in the way of your enjoyment.
Daddy is going to tell that silly Administration
that it just can't go around thwarting and frustrat
ing and inhibiting your goals in life. Daddy is go
ing to tell them that they've got to stop this non
sense of expecting you to go to classes and pass
quizzes. Your tender little minds just aren't ready
for that sort of cruel disciplining, yet. If you mind
daddy, and do just what he says, maybe he can even
convince that silly Administration to do away with
the whole messy business and give you your di
plomas right now, so you can go home and take
your afternoon naps.
And itfter you graduate! Then you'll really see
how much help daddy can be. Because he's not go
ing to stop taking care of you just because you
graduate. No. sir! When ycu go out into the world,
he's going to tell your bosses to be nice to you. and
he's going to hold your hand when you cross the
street, and he going to wipe your noses, and he's
going to let you watch Cap'n Five every day. and
he's going to tuck you in bed every night, and kiss
But for the time being, don't you worry one
little bit about having to read anything but comics.
Daddy is going to take care of everything, and fix
it so that you won't have to do any thinking at all.
6 p.m. Channel 4 The Subject Is Jazz
Tonight's half-hour is 'devoted to "Early Jazz."
The featured artist is Wulbur de Paris, famous
trombonist and leader of the band at Jimmy Ryans.
9 p m. Channel 5 Kraft Theatre
This long-standing dramatic show tonight be
gins a new policy, in an attempt to reverse its re
cent trend toward mediocre quality and small au
diences. Under its new
. W.4 nrnrtiiPArc tho ITroft Thp
ji aire win present plays De
noted playwrights an 1
adaptations of well-known
Tonight's show consists
of three one-act plays by
Tennessee Williams, on?
of America's fnrcmost
tA&tJ playwTights ("The Glass
. . Menagerie," "A Streetcar
amed desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof").
li?G three pIays t0 be Presented this evening.
one This Property is Condemned," was seen here
last in a production by the Petites Dramatiques.
Ben-Gazzara and Lee Grant, two of the most
promising young talents of television and the staco
are starred in another of the three, "Moonv's Kid
Don t Cry." The other play is "The Last "of My
Solid Gold Watches."
The playwright, Tennessee Williams, will appear
as a special guest. The production is being direct
ed by Sidney Lumet, a young director who is just
ly praised for his direction of "Twelve Angry Men."
9:30 p.m. Channel 4 Living Books
Those interested in Americari literature may
profit from tonight's discussion of three works by
Hawthorne: "Rappaccini's Daughter,"
The Minister's "Black' Veil,"-" anil "Young Goodman