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CAROLINA BEAUTY BETTY LONG demonstrates a sure way
to beat the rain as she relaxes at the indoor pool. Betty is a sopho-
more at Stcphans College in Missouri and a member of Eta Epsilon
5-Man Panel Talks
The American press took
sharp criticism Monday night
from some of its own members
and other critics as a five man
panel discussed the topic of "The
American Press Is It Irrespon
sible?" One newsman, Jim Shumaker
of the Chapel Hill Weekly, said
the issue instead was, ''to whom
is the press responsible?" He
then stated that the press was
basically a business, and as such,
its main responsibility was to
The other four members, stick
ing more closely to the press's
assumed responsibility to the
public to report the facts, ad
mitted that it often failed to
fill this trust.
"The press cannot report the
really important stories today,"
stated James Wallace, owner of
the Continental Travel Agency
and a former instructor here.
"The big news today is made
by the eggheads," he said, "and
occurs in gobbledy-gook it would
take the reporter 20 years to
learn. It is tragic to see the
editor prevented from reporting
important stories because he
doesn't know or can't understand
the facts." '
Ed Lehay, head of the Wash
ington Bureau of the Knight
newspapers, admitted that sup
erficiality is the essen-; of mod
ern daily journalism and said
that he had never made any
excuses for it.
Another problem of the press,
he said, lies in the gap of a
couple of years that separates
the editors from the vital issues
that concern the people. He cit
ed labor strikes of the thirties
as examples of poor reporting
caused by lack of understand
ing of public concern over these
Wesley Wallace, head of the
RTVMP department here, said
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that many of the press's prob
lems arose from the fact that
the public did not understand
the channels through which the
news passed on its way to the
As examples, he cited two
press releases announcing Mon
day night's meeting which con
tained basic inaccuracies. One
of these releases then appeared
on the front page of the Chapel
Hill Weekly, inaccuracies and
"The press is physically unable
to cover all the news," he said,
"and must rely on many sources.
It could benefit itself most by
exposing the techniques it uses
to report the news."
Much of tne panel's time was
spent discussing the coverage
of the Supreme Court's prayer
decision and the exposure of
state Republican leader William
Cobb's "double life."
All of the panelists agreed that
the Cobb story should have been
reported, although some thought
it had been overplayed by the
papers. Shumaker commented
that most daily papers had made
a "circus" out of the story.
Jim Parker of the Raleigh
News and Observer, however,
said that this had been the big
gest state story in 40 years and
should have been played to the
The panel agreed also that the
reporting of the Supreme Court
decision emphasized the prob
lems the press faces.
"It was humanly impossible
for reporters to digest all of the
Court's opinion in the few min
utes they had before sending
out bulletins," Lehay said. "By
the time the sense of the de
cision got out, the press was re
porting demagoguery from Con
gress that exploded after the first
Gamma sorority there. She is a sociology major and hopes to go
into welfare work with children when she graduates. Her favorite
hobby is playing cards.
Council Finds Boy
A rising UNC senior was found
"not guilty" of cheating on a
final exam by the Men's Council
in a four-hour trial Tuesday
night. The trial was the first
honor council hearing open to
the press this summer.
The student had been reported
by his History 72 instructor be
cause of the "unusual similarity
of phraseology" between his fin
al exam last spring and the
course textbook. In addition,
said the instructor, the paper
had been slipped under lus of
fice door after all the other ex
ams had been collected.
The defendant told the council
he had overslept on the morning
of the exam about 10 a.m. He
said that after the instructor col
lected some of the exams about
11:30 he was afraid he would be
asked to turn his paper in be
fore it was completed.
To avoid this he moved to an
other classroom in the building,
The second and final perform
ance of "The Enchanted," a play
by Jean Giraudoux, will be
given by the Playmakers at 8:30
tonight in the Playmakers Thea
ter. Tickets may be purchased at
"Gentlemen's Agreement" will
be tonight's summer cinema
showing in Carroll Hall at 7:30.
Directed by Elia Kazan, thie
movie stars Gregory Peck, Doro
thy McGuire. Celeste Holm,
June Havoc and John Garfield.
There ill a!so be a color car
toon and a Bencliley short.
To Train Here
completed the exam "aoout 3
p.m.," and slipped it under ihe
instructor's office door.
The trial was delayed for half
an hour when a question arose as
to the student's grade on the
course's first quiz. The instruc
tor said he remembered it as
being "mediocre" and returned
to his home to bring in his grade
book. The student said he had
made a '94" and returned to his
dorm to find the quiz paper.
The instructor's grade book
showed an "80" for the quiz, but
the student's blue book showed a
"94." The instructor explained
that he used a grader for his
quizzes and verified that the
quiz appeared to be graded in
his grader's handwriting. The
grader could not be located.
The teacher explained that
there may have been a mistake
in transfering the grade from
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BSU Supper Study
An evaluation and prognosis of
the Southern Baptist Convention
at San Francisco will be the
topic of tonight's supper study at
the Baptist Student Union at
Free juke-box dancing will be
features in the Rendezvous Room
of Graham Memorial from S to
12 tomorrow and Saturday nights.
James Holmes will present a
concert of organ music August
14 in Hill Hall at 3 p.m. The
public is invited.
1 50 Volunteers
The first Peace Corps project
to provide teachers at the Uni
versity level has been assigned
lo the University of North Caro
lina, it was announced here and
in Washington Sunday.
A $161,000 contract signed with
the Peace Corps calls on the
University to help recruit, train
and supervise 43 "critically need
ed" college instructors in sub
jects ranging from agriculture
to zoology for four Venezuelan
Fifty Peace Corps volunteers
recruited from around the nation
and the state will arrive here
Sept. 5 to begin 10 weeks cf the
three-part, 16-week training pro
gram. The extra seven recruits
will compensate for the few ex
pected drop-outs. All who pass
the framing will start teaching
in Venezuela Jan. 4.
One UNC student already has
been approved for the project.
William L, Waldron, 23, of Prin
ceton, N. J., received a letter of
appointment Friday from Peace
Corps Director Sargeant Shriver.
Six Months Planning
UNC political science professor
Frederico G. Gil ("Heel"), direc
tor of the University's Institute
of Latin American Studies, has
spent the past six months p!an
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UNC Student In
William L, W7aldron. the first
' UNC student known to be accept
ed for the Peace Corps project
st the University this fall, thought
about joining the Peace Corps
when it first was formed but
didn't apply because "I didn't
feel I could be accepted.
"But a few months ago I
thought, maybe there is achance,
maybe there is a way. So I filled
out the application and just hop
ed." Friday the 23-year-old Pol. Sci
student, from Princeton, N. J.,
received a letter of appointment
from Peace Corps Director Sar
"This means a lot to me," he
said. "This is something you
dream about. You just can't be
lieve it when it comes true.
You're lost for words.
"I hope I'll be successful . . .
I can't wait to get started."
Described as "a very fine stu
dent" by Project Director Prof.
Frederico G. Gil, Waldron has
worked his way through school
since he was 16. He is due to
graduate with a political science
degree at the end of Summer
School Aug. 25.
"I always thought that when
the day for graduation came I'd
be so elated," he said. "But grad
uation day has sort of faded into
the background. It's the Peace
Corps that's important now."
After his two-year assignment
teaching English at one of four
Venezuelan universities. Waldron
intends to go to Law School. "I
want to work in Latin America
when I finish," he said.