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THE DAILY TARHEEL
Wednesday,; April-. 19, IOC t
Toys In The Attic
II is sixty-eighth year of editorial freedom, unhampered by restrictions
t frort either the administration or the student body.
The DAnvr Tar Heel, is the official student publication of the Publica-
tions Board of the University of North Carolina. Richard Overstreet, Chairman.
jj All editorials appearing in The Daily Tar Heel are the personal expres-
sions of the editor, unless otherwise credited; they are not necessarily represen-
ff 'tatiie of feeling on the staff t and all reprints or quotations must specify thus.
I April 19, 1961
Volume LXIX, Number 142
Students Are Urged To Register
For Upcoming Municipal Election
Saturday, April 22, is the last
remaining day to register for the
Chapel Hill municipal elections.
All those who can qualify as resi
dents of Chapel Hill are eligible to
vote in the contest for Mayor,
Board of Alderman, and School
We urge every student who
feels that he has a legitimate
claim to residency to attempt to
register. Although the majority of
students have no such claim, there
are some who do by virtue of tax
payment, local licenses and perma
nent residence. Residents of Vic
tory Village do not qualify as per
manent residents, generally, and
will not be able to vote in the con
tests for Mayor and Board of Alder
men. Some Village residents, how
ever, have children of school age
and are particularly urged to at
tempt to register for the school
It should be emphasized that
having voted in the 1960 General
Elections does not qualfiy a voter
to cast his ballot in the local elec
tion. It is neecssary to re-register,
at Woollen Gymnasium, for this
Many students will not end their
stay in Chapel Hill upon gradua
tion, choosing to become perma
nent residents. All of these have a
valid reason for desiring to vote in
the local election, and should not
be discouraged from attempting to
register, regardless of pressure to
do otherwise. Others those who
are in Chapel Hill only because
they are students and for no other
reason should not try to register.
The Road To Adequate Education
Sterling M. McMurrin, new U.S.
Commissioner of Education, said
at his first news conference that
education in American schools is
"lax" and "flabby."
The new education head sug
gested a general upgrading through
state and federal effort. He be
lieves that education at present is
too easy and that educational pro-.
Judging from Commissioner Mc
Murrin's views on education, it
looks as if he has been doing some
field work at Carolina the aca
demic situation here underscores
With the exception of a few de
partmentsnotably the German
and Chemistry Departments the
standards are so low that most
students can-get a "C" by doing
little more than attending class
and lethargically grinding out as
signments. Few students are stretched to
anywhere near their capabilities.
Professors and again there are
exceptions give uninspired lec
tures, "talking down" to students
rather than forcing them to think,
to study and to discover. The stu
dents themselves are for the most
part bored, disinterested and com
pletely unwilling to put out un
necessary effort until final exams
force a crash program of cram
ming. The grading system at Carolina
exemplifies just what Commis
sioner McMurrin meant when he
called American education "soft."
The average grade of "C" is too
easy to obtain.
The way the grading system
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now stands, the grade of "C" does
not represent a minimum standard
of scholastic attainment, . it merely
represents the grade that profes
sors seem to feel most students
should obtain. And most students
actually are able to attain it be
cause the course is designed so that
most of them will fall into the "C"
Many educators blame the low
standards of excellence in high
schools for the correspondingly
low level in colleges such as Caro
lina. It is impossible, they main
tain, for a college to raise its
standards without making the
work too difficultTfor students who
come to college with inadequate
high school backgrounds.
Does this mean that because we
come out of high school as com
parative idiots, we must leave col
lege tho same way?
If Carolina wants to raise her
standards, she cannot afford to wait
for the state's high schools to pave
the way. If our administration
wants to produce well-educated
graduates, it cannot expect the
high schools to do most of the
If a tightening-up of academic
standards is ever to be accom
plished, colleges such as Carolina
must take the lead, forcing high
schools to follow suit or have their
Requirements for entrance must
be made more stringent, eliminat
ing those who are academically
deficient, or who do not display the
potential necessary for adequate
achievement. At the same time,
departments within the University
must make the grade of "C" one
which reflects this achievement,
not one which "most students
It's the only way education will
cease to be "soft" and "flabby.'
All women are mothers of great
men it isn't their fault if life dis
appoints them later. Boris Paster
nak A mother is the strongest edu
cator, either for or against crime.
Mary Baker Eddy
No language can express the
power and beauty and heroism and
majesty of a mother's love. Edwin
Men are what their mothers
made them. Ralph Waldo Emerson
t hmmJf III wW&im.
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORTS:
IN ADDITION TO THE Uni
versity Entertainment Committee,
a Student Entertainment Board
was established by recent action
of the Student Legislature.
The purpose of the Board will
be to coordinate activities among
the various groups bringing en
tertainment to the campus in an'
effort to prevent conflicts of date
The Board is to be composed of
one representative each from the
University Entertainment Com
mittee, the Graham Memorial Ac
tivities Board, the Men's Inter
dormitory Council, the Germans
Club, and the Senior Class Cabi
net. The Board will meet at least
or.ce every four weeks, and its
decisions will be of a suggestive
rather than a mandatory nature.
TWO OTHER ACTS of the Stu
dent Legislature in recent weeks
merit comment. The first is the
appropriation by the Legislature
of $189 to the Victory Village
Board of Aldermen for the, pur
chase of playground equipment.
The University administration
had fenced in an area to serve
as a playground for the Village
but had been unable to furnish
further funds to equip the play
ground. The Board of Aldermen came
to Student Government as a re
sult, and we were very glad to
be able to help them out as best
we could, feeling that this is
the area of the campus that, as a
general rule, probably benefits
least from our efforts.
The second noteworthy action
by the Student Legislature con
cerned the use of interest ac
cumulating from the $5,000 worth
of United States securities owned
by Student Government as a re
sult of an investment of idle
funds last year.
BY ACT OF the Legislature,
this money will henceforth be
placed in a Student Government
The Orientation Committee has
been hard at work preparing for
next fall's efforts. Al Pollard is
serving as men's orientation
chairman, and Sara Jo Allen is
serving as women's chairman.
MEMBERS OF THE Commit
tee on State Affairs have made
numerous trips to Haleigh in re
cent weeks as a part of their ef
forts on behalf of the University's
In February, Student Govern
ment served as host for an after
noon to a group of eleven stu
dent leaders from nine Brazilian
FROM MARCH 11 to 14, Stu
dent Government served as host
to a foreign student from Nigeria
who is currently enrolled at
Friends University in Wichita,
Kansas. The student, Victor Olo-
runsolo, had expressed an inter
est in visiting a southern univer
sity and had been placed in con
tact with President Grigg by a
woman with whom he had visit
ed during his Christmas vacation.
During his stay here, President
Grigg and Presidential Assistant
Whichard attempted insofar as
possible to expose him to a cross
section southern life, both in
side and outside the university
Included in the program for
Victor's visit were trips through
various Negro and white sections
of Durham, a tour of the Ches
terfield factory, a trip to the Capi
tol Building in Raleigh, attend
ance at the ACC indoor track
meet, and a get-together with
foreign students, Negro students,
and a group of student leaders
at the home of Anne Queen.
We attempted to show him both
the darkest and the brightest
sides of the race problem in the
South, and he seemed to be im
pressed favorably by the im
proving conditions which he saw.
Special thanks should go to Jim
Scott, head resident advisor in
Cobb Dormitory, with whom Vic
tor stayed during his visit.
FROM MARCH 29 to 31, the
National Student Association
sponsored a conference in Wash
ington to discuss President Ken
nedy's proposed Peace Corps.
President Grigg appointed Peter
von Christierson, Tom Orr, and
Ed Riner to represent UNC at
Hank Patterson, campus NSA
coordinator and international af
fairs vice-chairman for the Caro-linas-Virginia
dini Wongsoharsono, and Swag
Grimsley, all of UNC, also at
The International Students'
Board, which has been chaired
this year by Johnny Clinard, is
planning , a two-day symposium
on international affairs for April
12 and 13.'
Speakers for the symposium
are George Allen, former head
of the USIA, and MacLeod Bry
an, recently appointed by Presi
dent Kennedy to head the pro
posed Peace Corps in Africa.
These programs are being co
sponsored by the Carolina Forum.
On April 14, the Board will co
sponsor an international dinner
with the Cosmopolitan Club.
ANOTHER COMING EVENT
that should be mentioned is the
Religious Forum that is being
planned for next year. The forum
is being co-sponsored by Student
Government and the campus YM
YWCA, and the committee plan
ning the event , is being chaired
by the Presidential Assistant.
The committee has been meet
ing all year to discuss topics,
speakers, etcetera. Current plans
are to have the forum next Feb
ruary on some aspect of the topic
of organized religion.
Outstanding representatives of
Protestantism, Catholicism, and
Judaism have been invited. As a
prelude to the forum, Dr. Martin
E. Marty, associate editor of The
Christian Century and author of
the book, The New Shape of
American, Religion, will appear
here on May 8 to speak on the
topic, "The Decline of Protes
tantism in America." The event
is being sponsored by the Caro
The committee planning the
forum has profited greatly from
the assistance and advice of Anne
Queen of the YM-YWCA and Dr.
S. S. Hill Jr., of the Department
elections were held on March 21,
and the top offices were cap
tured by the Student Party can
didates. Bill Harriss, former Stu
dent Party Chairman, was elect
ed President; Hank Patterson,
campus NSA Co-ordinator, was
elected Vice-President; and Mary
Townsend, who served on the
Student Government secretariat
this year, was elected Secretary.
Pete Thompson, - Chairman of
the Audit Board and of the Fi
nance Committee of the Student
Legislature, was endorsed by
both parties and unopposed for
To each of these, we, the old
officers and appointees, extend
our heartiest congratulations and
best wishes for a successful year.
At the same time, each of the new
officers should be reminded at
the outset that his job, while
very rewarding, often involves
time - consuming, tiring, and
SINCE THIS WILL be my last
report as assistant to President
Grigg, I would like to take this
opportunity to thank each of you
with whom I have worked this
year. First and foremost, my
heartfelt appreciation goes to
David Grigg himself, for work
ing under a President so capable
and sincerely devoted to his job
has been an experience that I
shall never forget nor cease to
I can only hope that my serv
. ice to him has repaid him in part
for what my association with him
has meant to me.
To Bob Sevier, Judy Alber
gotti, Jimmy Smalley, Miss
Staples, the committee chairmen
and members with whom I have
worked, and to those members of
the administration with whom I
have been associated. I can only
say thank you for all that your
friendship has meant to me and
for all that you have done to help
to build a more wholesome, self
governing student community.
THE CONSCIENCE of a conservative must suffer from a great
deal of confusion, if Sen. Barry Goldwater's book, The Conscience of
a Conservative, is any true guide in the matter.
Goldwater, America's leading conservative, is an increasingly
popular person among US. college students. When one considers
what Goldwater advocates, his popularity is hard to understand.
The cornerstone of our foreign policy, says Goldwater, should bo
the view "that we would rather die than lose our freedom. . . . We
want to stay alive, of course; but more than that we want to be
And students applaud, not pausing to wonder exactly what kind
of freedom they could enjoy while their corpses were rotting from
THIS IS BUT one of several outstanding contradictions in Gold
water's political philosophy. None of these contradictions are on
minor points; they are all important, and they could all lead to dis
aster. In the beginning of Goldwater's best-selling book he emphasizes
the principle that every man is a unique individual. He writes against
the system of government which suppresses this uniqueness rather
than cultivates it.
Many of his attacks on current U.S. domestic policies and he
attacks most of them from this standpoint are very persuasive and
lucid. In spite of this, one weaned on federal aid programs and grad
uated income taxes finds it hard to swallow Mr. Goldwater's views
HOWEVER, MASS MENTAL regurgitation of the whole mess en
sues when one reaches the lump of Goldwater's foreign policy. It is
much akin to finding a dead mouse in one's milk.
As we have said, the basis of Goldwater's foreign policy is that
we shpuld rather die than lose our freedom.
Apparently Goldwater's professed belief that "man's most sacred
possession in his individual soul" is not as firm as he would have us
He feels that "man's most sacred possession" could be taken from
him by a Communist government.
This does not speak very well 'for Goldwater's trust in people.
More important, it does not speak very well for people's trust in
AMERICA'S AVOWED PURPOSE, says Goldwater, should be
victory over "Communism, not peace. He fails to say what this victory
Would it involve the atomic extermination of all Communists, or
an economic blockade around all Communist countries?
If so, what would Mr. Goldwater say about his 'cherished belief
that "each member of the species is a unique creature?"
Would he, like the pig in Animal Farm, modify his belief to the
effect that "Each member of the species is a unique character, but
some are more unique than others?"
Or would he carefully explain, with the persuasive lucidity for
which he is known, that Communists are not members of the species?
OF COURSE, Mr. Goldwater's victory might not involve the ex
termination or economic enslavement of all Communists. He could
pursue solutions similar to those which were so eminently successful
after the first and second world wars. -
And then, thirty years from now, another Mr. Goldwater could
rise to arm the country against the totalitarian state currently sweep
ing the world.
There is, naturally, no need to consider what victory over Com
munism would entail if a nuclear war should occur. Then the re
maining Americans can simply all get together for a happy victory
celebration and stay drunk until the radiation gets them.
Mr. Goldwater would probably like about ten million arid mar
tinis. ASIDE FROM THE distinct possibility of nuclear war, Gold
water's policies present another prospect which is both disastrous in
itself and disastrous to Goldwater's political philosophy: America in
a state of war.
Goldwater would withdraw diplomatic recognition of Russia,
cease negotiations with . Communists, increase America's armed might
more than it is already being increased, generally take a vigorous
offensive against Communism. He would put America in an active
state of war. "
What would this state of war involve? Naturally, increased
centralization of government, increased economic production, in
creased armaments. The people would be even more dependent on
the government than they now are.
A country in a state of war cannot wait for people to act alone.
Federal programs must make them act, and increased taxes must
support the federal programs.
AND WHAT WOULD things be like when the war was over, as
suming that there would be things when the war was over? Ap
parently it would be a long war, since Goldwater stresses the Soviet
might and determination.
Will it be easy to simply shrug off the long-time dependance on
government? Or will this attitude which Goldwater so vigorously
opposes be even more firmly entrenched in people's minds?
Can this be the policy of the same Barry Goldwater who is so
opposed to people's dependence on government, to high taxes, to fed
eral programs? If it is the same man, there would seem to be some
thing wrong with him.
Furthermore, there would seem to be something wrong with the
people who support him.
Chapel Hill A per Dark
With Davis B. Young
During the past few weeks, we
became increasingly disturbed
by all the hub-bub being made
about the Valkyrie Sing by so
rorities. It's probably none of
our business, and we'll certainly
be told this several times today;
but it seems these organizations
could spend their spare hours on
more fruitful and constructive
activities. It proves little more
than you can get a large group
of girls together at a regular
practice, with a threat of fines
hanging over their attractive
heads, to sing or act in the name
of sorority X . . . "rip 'em up,
tear 'em up, give 'em hell, house."
Lots of people have been com
ing to this columnist asking what
is Homer Tomlinson really like?
The King of the World, and
the University of North Caro
lina, is a very nice gentleman.
We know; we spent four hours
with him on Friday. There is no
question pertaining to his sin
cerity. He means what he says.
That some of us doubt his mes
sage, is our right. That some of
us are rude and throw eggs at
this guy proves UNC has its fair
share of real slobs.
We don't swallow his words,
nor did most of you. But to sink
to the depths of disrespect and
compound whatever felony was
already there cannot be excused.
Either grow up or stay in your
dorm room, but please don't make
a public display of your insuffi
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