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THE DAILY TAR HEEL
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"We Must Join To Avenge Our Dear Friend, Lumumba"
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In its sixty-eighth year of editorial freedom, unhampered by restrictions J
from either the administration or the student body.
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ft February 23, 1961
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Volume LXIX, Number 105
Loveletter To A Newspaper
Your spirit belies your age. When
most men and women reach sixty
eight years their salad days have
long since receded into the musty
past of their youth. Such intem
perance has not affected you; time
has left no scars to blemish you.
You have weathered the storms
of the ages with a sense of humor;
you smile as well now as you did
on that wintry day in 1893 when
you first emerged, blushingly black
and white, onto the consciousness
of Chapel Hill.
Boys and girls who read your
first words grew to be men and
women; they left Chapel Hill to
live and die. You have lived on,
growing not old and senile but
ever younger and more gay. You
laugh at the ages and cry with
mankind; with a crocodile tear you
watch the passage of time and
man, knowing that there is a kind
of permanence in your blustering
bravado that no man can achieve.
It is so strange that the artifacts
of man find in their synthetic being
a timelessness that transcends the
lives of their creators; perhaps this
is why you laugh at our pompous
seriousness and self-satisfaction.
Often, to be sure, you are cruel to
those who have loved you and given
themselves to your betterment;
you demand from them much and
give little in return, always hold
ing forth the promise of a goal yet
to be gained, a prize yet to be won.
No woman, be she as capricious as
a kitten, can hold forth the prom
ise of such unrealized desires as
you daily offer to those who serve
you.
For generations you have served
a community of people and you
have served it well; occasionally,
in a moment of whimsical folly,
you poke the sanctimony of those
who regard you with such solem
nity. The tricks you play are, when
you come right down to it, cruel
and unwarranted. The words you
childishly misspell, the paragraphs
gleefully deleted, the phrases left
incompleted what foolish games
are these you play on those who
love you so?
But if your whims are often cruel
and senseless, how wonderful can
be the pleasures, glories and vani
ties you carefully bestow on those
who please your inconsistently
doting fancy. A well-turned phrase,
a perfectly selected word, a hand
some page these, when placed
upon you assume a dignity and
grace difficult to find.
For all your foolish ways we
love you. For all your rare delights
we serve you. For all your pains,
we bless you. Live long, and live
well. Protest when you must, laugh
when you will; praise when praise
is due, damn when damnation is
required. But never lose your
grace, dignity, charm or, most of
all, that mysterious appeal that
holds those who make you like it
or not, damn you what you are.
Students Facing A Problem;
Why No Plans For Lacrosse?
During the past few years a small
group of students has spent a great
deal of time, energy and money
building the nucleus of a lacrosse
team. Last year, in. what seemed
to be the culmination of this ef
fort, a team was fielded and played
a full slate of games against out
side competition.
This year the same group has
faced the same old problem: op
position within the Department of
Athletics to the formation of a
team, the playing of a full season
and the expenditure of money
necessary to the minimum support
of an athletic team. The team is
without a coach, but has a large
number of students anxious to
play and, particularly, a great many
freshmen who came to Chapel Hill,
at least in part, because they under
stood they could play lacrosse at a
University where the sport is new
and enthusiasm high.
A meeting, supposedly, had been
scheduled by Athletic Director
Chuck Erickson; Tuesday he in
formed the interested students that
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Wayni King, Mary Stewart Baker
Associate Editors
Margaret Ann Rhymes
Managing Editor
Edward Neal Riner
Assistant To The Editor
Henry Mayer, Jim Clotfelter
News Editors
Lloyd Littxe
Executive News Editor
Susan Lewis Feature Editor
Frank Slusser Sports Editor
Harry W. Lloyd Asst. Sports Editor
John Justice, Davis Young
Contributing Editors
Tim Burnett
Business Manager
Richard Weiner Advertising Manager
John Jester Circulation Manager
Charles WHEDBEE..Subscription Manager
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the meeting had been postponed
"indefinitely." We may be wrong,
but this sounds very much like an
easy way of putting lacrosse out
of the Carolina athletic picture.
Surely nothing could be more
ridiculous or foolish. The Univer
sity has more than enough equip
ment and plenty of players. Stu
dents are not merely willing to
play the game; they are actually
demanding the chance to put la
crosse on its feet at U.N.C.
If this is the case, it seems that
Mr. Erickson owes the student
body an explanation of his delay
ing tactics. The Department of Ath
letics is, in theory at least, run for
the students; its existence cannot
be justified otherwise in light of
the objectives of this or any other
institute of higher learning.
The students who want to play
this game are not to be treated as
expendables in a game of "play-for-profit."
Their athletic needs
should be seroiusly considered,
particularly by a department that
pretends to be interested in the
advancement of physical culture.
The argument that lacrosse is
not taught at most high schools is
simply invalid, unjust and hypo
critical; neither, for that matter,
are fencing, soccer and golf yet
more and more time and money
are being spent on these sports at
Carolina. Something unpleasant is
not being told about this business,
and we believe that the student
body has a right to know what it
is.
Every student should have the
right to participate in the sports he
likes; if enough students wish to
participate in any sport, the Uni
versity should provide them with
equipment and make possible the
scheduling of a full season's play.
Only by doing thus can the Uni
versity be fair; a good start in that
direction would be giving these en
thusiastic lacrosse players a chance
to play. ' ' 1
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One of UNC's more vociferous
young liberals (Yes, Martin Wil
son, they still exist) has come up
with an ingenious plan for in
creasing the rapidity with which
Congress deals with New Fron
tier legislation.
In order to embue the venerat
ed iawmakers with renewed
"vigah," Walter Dellinger sug
gests the installation of congres
sional cheerleaders whose oral
implorations might spur tre
legislators on to greater glory.
Of course this idea necessitates
packing the House and Senate
galleries with college students,
ready and willing to give their
all for good ol' United States U.
But it sometimes remains an in
teresting possibility.
Can't you envision the colorful
spectacle of red, white and blue
clothed cheerleaders, wearing
large "L's" (for Liberal) on their
sweaters frantically shouting out
such ditties as:
"Hey! Hey! Where! Where
Aid for the aged, over there!"
Or the packaged galleries cla
moring in unison:
"Four bits! Six bits!
Dollar and a quarter!
A Minimum Wage that's
Made to order!"
And the responsive reading
hour:
Give me a "C." "H." "A." "N."
"G " "E "
What do we need? Change!
What are going to get?
Change!
Yay! Rep!
Needless to say, the Conserva
tive forces will not be outdone,
and from the other side of the
aisle will come strident picas:
"Hold that line! Hold that
line!"
"Push us back! Push us bacl:!
Way back!"
The power of such vocal sup
port should not be underestimat
ed, since legislators will be in
great danger of being diseased
on the nation's sports pages (a
fate worse than losing a primary)
and soon a Commissioner of
Cheerleaders will have to be ap
pointed. Before long the separation of
powers will be defined as having
a president, chief justice and
head cheerleader. Naturally the
last office-holder will have to bo
a graduate of the Electoral Col
lege. In addition to the more imme
diate benefits of increasing the
tempo of congressional action,
thereby shortening sessions and
saving millions of shekels, con
gressional cheerleaders might in
terest the alumni in doing more
for their country.
The ultimate will then be
reached: grants-in-aid for congressmen!
How Valuable
The School bo
Caroline Padgett
Khrushchev Said. . . Castro Said. . . What Do We Say
Cuba is a small and fairly
"backward" country. Its educa
tional standards are low in com
parison to ours. It is not eco
nomically strong ... as C. Wright
Mills points out in Harpers, we
in America spend more per year
on lipstick, and things like that
than Cubans earn in a year's
work. It would seem from this
that Cuba would be pretty insig
nificant politically.
But now Cuba has suddenly
mushroomed into a major head
ache for the U.S. . . . Khrushchev
was quick to recognize a good
thing when he saw it and when
Fidel Castro's "humanitarian
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revolution" became a success, he
saw its propaganda possibilities
and began paving the way for
future negotiations with this
strategically placed country right
away. Now Cuba is well on the
way to being a Communist coun
try right on America's back door
step, and . indications are that
now Castro and Khrushchev are
thinking in terms of a Commun
istic movement that will sweep
Latin America. As Tad Sulc
points out in the Headline Series
of the Foreign Policy Associa
tion, this possibility is more
frightening when we realize the
unsettled state of many of the
Latin American countries. In the
Utopia For The Liberal
When the Negroes finally get
all their rights; when our gov
ernment finally becomes a Social
ist state; when the old South lies
dead and buried; when the last
voice of conservatism is silenced
forever; when all these things
come to pass, what is going to
happen to liberalism? What new
crusade will the liberal find to
go on?
Perhaps, he will decide to set
free all the animals in the many
zoos throughout the nation, since
he has already given us humans
all we could possibly desire. And
after all, it is about time we
started thinking about those poor
enslaved animals. How would you
like to spend your life in a steel
cage having people point at you
and throw peanuts to you? And
keep in mind we are animals,
too.
These are just some of the
arguments the liberal will use to
get the ball rolling. Then he will
start forming organizations. A
stronger and more radical humane
society will replace the N. A. A.
C. P. People will begin to picket
the zoos in their town. Congress
men will become barraged with
mail from angry liberals demand
ing the emancipation of all ani
mals. Since the animals' probably
won't submit to a hunger strike,
some of the more ardent animal
lovers among the liberals will go
on one for them. Nothing arouses
public opinion like a good hunger
strike, and the zoo managers will
finally consent to letting a few
of the less desirable animals go.
This naturally opens the flood
gate for the freedom of all the
other animals.
This great movement will prob
ably start in the North since they
would still be the most progres
sive part of the nation. Their so
ciety being such a conglomera
tion of everything would be more
favorable to animals, too.
The South, once again, would
be the last hold-out against this
righteous liberal movement. The
South would still be a very back
ward form of society as compared
to the rest of the nation. After
just getting used to the Negro
situation the average Southerner
would have a hard time accept
ing apes and all forms of other
animal life as equals. But accept
them they would. Federal courts
harassed by the humane society
would force the South into sub
mission. And so goes another victory for
liberalism. Of course there would
still be a few minor problems to
solve. How was society going to
take care of its new members?
They couldn't be sent back to the
jungles, for by this time most
jungles had disappeared. The only
solution would be to educate
them, so they could fit into so
ciety. This would bring up the
old question of segregation. The
Southerner would cry that his
child wasn't going to school with
a dumb ape. The federal courts
would step in again. The South
would be overruled again.
After many years have gone
by the situation finally irons itself
out through the aid of the liberal
and progress. All intolerance has
been defeatedw. Man wanders
with all his fellow creatures in a
state "of nature. All forms of
civilization have disappeared and
have been replaced by the jungle.
And with the coming of the
jungle a new law arises.. Para
doxically, it is the old law of the
jungle survival of the fittest.
A very, very old Southerner
sits on a rocker watching a fel
low man being torn apart by
some fierce beast. He dares to
think about how things were in
the "good old days." He forgets
(for only a brief moment) that
he is living in an age of prog
ress. He forgets that he is living
. in the liberal's utopia.
"April, 1960 issue he listed as "in
ferment" Guatemala, El Salva
dor, Honduras, Panama, Colum
bia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Argen
tina, and Haiti. Paraguay and
Bolivia are under military dic
tatorship. All of Latin America is a hot
1 bed of social unrest, and almost
' every country in it has a Com
munist Party organization, some
legal, some underground or work
ing in the name of various
"front" organizations. These or
ganizations help encourage social
unrest and constitute a major
threat to the governments in
power. They promise very simple
things to the people of Latin
America . . . economic and social
equality and freedom from "dirty
capitalist dictators" (which Ba
tista definitely was), who get
rich by filching from the "com
mon people" of Latin America.
This line has great appeal for
the numerous peasants and work
ers of the lower classes in Latin
America. We know that if the
Communist parties in Latin
America come into power to rid
it of "dirty capitalist dictators"
there is a catch to it . . . they will
simply substitute dirty Commun
ist dictators. But the people to
whom Castro and the Commun
ists are addressing themselves,
like the people who hearkened to
Lenin's cry of "Peace, Land, and
Bread" to support the Bolshevik
revolution in Russia, don't think
about this. They think about the
fact that they are hungry and
"exploited," (which is true in
many cases), and that they are
willing to accept help from any
quarter which promises to im
prove their lot. Some think about
friends who have been murdered
by military dictators and are
ready to accept with open arms
any leader or organization which
promises to do away with the
dictator at hand.
Khrushchev is not such a big
fool that he doesn't know this.
Latin America consists of a ser
ies of piles of dynamite, and one
"match" might set off a chain of
revolutions which could turn all
of Latin America to Communism
almost overnight. Khrushchev
hopes Fidel Castro is that match.
No doubt he realizes that Fidel
Castro is a puffed up little fool,
but he also realizes that he might
be a very useful little fool. Be
fore Castro lost his mind and got
himself mixed up with God, he
stood for basic human values and
decency in the minds of Latin
American people everywhere. He
rid Cuba of one of the most
brutal and ruthless dictators
South America has ever seen.
And he did it pretty much
alone. Officials from "freedom
loving" America may have felt
sorry about Batista's torture
chambers and his habit of cas
trating politically unruly men
and boys, but they didn't do much
about it. Admittedly there wasn't
much they could do, but no doubt
many Cubans would have appre
ciated it if they had said a little
more to indicate that they were
in sympathy with the victims of
Batista's outrages.
Castro said plenty. That was
his talent, and his words whipped
the Cuban people into a sweep
ing revolutionary fervor based
on their dreams of a decent life.
The dreams and ideals which Mr.
Castro described were beautiful
dreams, and almost as old as
man himself. The only trouble
was that when Castro got into
power he could not face the fact
that his dreams would not be
come realities at once. And he
turned the dreams of many of
the Cuban people into night
mares. But he still offered the
dreams in the form of empty
words such as "freedom," "equal
ity," and "economic security,"
and many of the people of Cuba
and Latin America want so des
perately to believe in these
dreams that they accept Castro
and do not see beyond the words
to see the harsh reality of the
new j dictatorship. Now Khrush
chev is joining Castro in the ap
peal. Khrushchev and Castro have a
lot of empty words to offer the
people of Latin America in the
battle for men's minds. What
have we got to offer them?
A Mississippi schoolboy would
become the most valuable pupil
in the nation under President
Kennedy's federal aid-to-education
program.
The schoolboy, barring lengthy
absences at favorite fishing
haunts, would be worth $29. G7 to
Mississippi in 1962. The follow
ing year his value would increase
to $33.80 and in 1964 it would go
up to $37.69.
A schoolboy in New York, on
the other hand, isn't worth half
that much. He w o u 1 d bring
$15.00 in 1962 and the price fa
Will remain the same through
' 1964.
Kennedy's $2.3 billion grant
program for public school con
struction and teachers' salaries
for the next three years would
be distributed under a formula
giving poorer states, such as Mis
sissippi, a bigger relative share
than richer states, such as New
York.
The money would equal a
minimum of $15.00 for every
public school student "in aver
age daily attendance" with the
per-student grant increased pro
portionately for the poorer states.
Under this system, seven south
ern states would get the most for
each pupil with Mississippi's
$29.67 topping the, list.
The others and their proposed
1962 per-student allotment in
clude South Carolina, $23.25;
Arkansas, $28.18; Alabama,
$27.27; North Carolina, $27.25;
Georgia, $2.6.05; Tennessee, $26.13.
The other southern states,
wealthier than fellow members of
the Dixie area, would get less
including Florida, $20.65; Vir
ginia, $22.88; and Louisiana,
$23.56.
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With Davis B. Young
Monday night's session of the
State Senate was another barrel
of laughs. Traveling to Raleigh
with Carolina seniors Bettie Ann
Whitehurst, Angus Duff and Bob
Baynes, the group was treated to
a go-round of little or no legis
lative action.
The better part of the session
was consumed by extending the
courtesies of the galleries to
guests, and two humorous
speeches on the traditions of the
State Senate, given at the re
quest of freshman Senator W. M.
Eubank of Pender County, who
had protested a lack of instruc
tion for first year men.
But a lack of lawmaking ac
tivity would soon cease, as im
portant bills will shortly be com
ing back from committees. Among
these bills will of course be an
appropriations measure which
will decide the fate of the pro
posed student union-undergraduate
library.
At the Capital, we came upon
Joe Sam Ruth, a Carolina sopho
more, who was Chief Page of the
1959 Senate session. Watching
him in action, it became apparent
he knows more legislators than
anybody except Terry Sanford.
For the second consecutive ses
sion, this columnist had a legis
lator volunteer this statement:
"Whatever the University wants
I'm for it all the way."
It's encouraging to hear this,
and it looks as if Gov. Sanford's
New Day for North Carolina is
taking a firm hold in Raleigh. At
this writing, the General As
sembly is awaiting the Gover
nor's supplementary budget mes
sage, which should spell out in
detail his plan to increase taxes
to meet educational needs.
Notably present were a pair of
legislative consultants fro m
Chapel Hill's Institute of Govern
ment. And so goes Raleigh after
dark.
    

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