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Thursday, October 14, 1965
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UNC Presidents
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Opinions of the Daily Tar Heel are expressed in its
editorials. Letters and columns, covering a wide range
of views, reflect the personal opinions of their authors.
ERNIE McCRARY, EDITOR
JACK HARRINGTON. BUSINESS MANAGFR
Dr. Chase Led UNC
In Campus Expansion
(DTH Editor Ernie McCrary is in the infirmary.
During his absence editorials will be contributed by
persons whose views do not necessarily represent
those of the Daily Tar Heel.)
Of Time And Thomas Wolfe
Chapel Hill's Tom Wolfe is not unlike the weather.
Everybody talks about him, but nobody does any
thing about it.
Nearly half a century has elapsed since the gaunt
and lonely adolescent first stalked into "Pulpit Hill"
and began to absorb the bitter-sweet images that
would find their fruition on the pages of "Look Home
ward, Angel."
Nearly half a century has spun by while scholars
and historians and critics and sociologists have
probed and dissected and analyzed and eulogized. It
has been a half century of prideful self-discovery for
the University.
It has been a half century of talk.
With the exception of the Thomas Wolfe Collection
in the library, there is no token on this campus no
building, no plaque, no statue that even vaguely
hints at the fact that one of the eternal giants of world
literature once wrote his themes on toilet paper in a
dingy room in Old East.
There is no tangible symbol at the University that
might serve as an inspiration to undergraduates and
a reminder to those who have gone before.
We are wondering why.
We would like to see a statue an angel perhaps
erected in some conspicuous location on campus.
Polk Place suggests itself. The stretch of green be
tween South Building and the Library is the intellect
ual hub of campus and would offer a symmetrical site
for a monument of this sort. The inscription would
borrow Wolfe's own words.
"To Thomas Wolfe
who came to this University in 1916.
0 lost, and by the wind grieved,
Ghost come back again. ' '
The angel would face westward, towards Ashe
ville, towards home.
Armistead Maupin, Jr.
It Could Be Verse
It's one of those little things one of those subtle,
lilliputian annoyances that nibble away at our pa
tience without ever taking a really big chomp.
j But it nibbles all the same. - - "
- For three years it has nibbled and we have stood
it. We have gritted our teeth at ball games and pep
rallies and assemblies and we have stood it. We can
stand it no longer. We must, and we shall, bring this
abomination out into the open.
Hark the sound of Tar Heel voices,
Ringing clear and true,
Singing Carolina's praises,
Shouting N.C.U.
That's what it says. Shouting N.C.U.
Why, surely you've heard of N.C.U. It's the bright
est star above whose radiance shines so clear. It's
the priceless gem that receives all our praises. It's
the only word that rhymes with "true."
To be sure, there is an institution in Durham by
the name of N.C.C. Furthermore, the General Asseni
bly has recently decided that a similar institution ex
ists in Raleigh by the name of N.C.S.U. But, search
as we might, we are unable to locate this N.C.U.
If only that aspiring Oscar Hammerstein of the
dim past had bothered to substitute the word "free"
for the word "true," it might have then been possible
to replace N.C.U. with U.N.C.
But perhaps this is too much to ask of the man
who stole his tune from the Cornell alma mater.
Armistead Maupin, Jr.
The Leftovers
It has been well over five months since the Stu
dents for a Democratic Society set up shop in Chapel
Hill to provide "a meeting place for liberals and rad
icals." We don't know a great deal about what this or
ganization is doing at Carolina, but we hear they had
a grand time last summer.
At their national conclave in June, they decided
to strike any mention of opposition to Communism
from their constitution.
The New Leader, the rather stuffy left-wing journ
al, did not take the matter lightly. In its opinion the
Students had stepped a little too far out of line.
On September 27, the League for Industrial De
mocracy an organization with strong socialist lean
ings and the parent of SDS, decided once and for all
to cut off funds from the fledgling group.
LID executive secretary Tom Kahn pointed out
that the chief reason for cutting off the money was the
fact that his organization was on the brink of losing its
tax-exempt status. We suspect that the old fogey radi
cals of the LID were also growing a trifle nervous
about the activities of their junior counterparts.
Perhaps it was the decision to scratch criticism of
Communism from the constitution that prompted the
distrust of the parent organization.
Perhaps it was the statement by SDSer Clark Kis
singer to the effect that the organization should send
men into army camps to urge inductees not to fight
in Viet Nam.
Then again, it might have been the pictures of
Lenin hanging on the walls of the New York SDS
office.
Armistead Maupin, Jr.
Letters To
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
Your cartoon in The Daily Tar Heel of
October 9, 1965 has prompted us to voice
our opinions on the ever-present debate as
to "Who is Snobbing Whom and Why."
Being females we, of course, are biased
to our side of the argument; however, be
ing rational human beings, we attempt to
see both sides.
So our boys at UNC think that the ma
jority of the Coeds are self-centered, snob
bish, over-dated, over-rated, pseudo-naive
products of mass production. They com
plain that the coeds are unfriendly and
walk, talk and elevate their noses in a far
too superior manner for the quality of their
merchandise.
As the products of girls' schools, and
having been members of the T.G.I.F.
(Thank God Tt'sf Ttfdly ! ) Union for two
years, we feel qualified to say that there
is a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde difference in
the Carolina Gentleman during the week
and on the weekend.
Our main argument centers around the
fact that a girl is chastized for not smiling
or speaking when passed by a member of
the opposite sex. It has become evident
that should the girl in question be a "knock
out," upon smiling she sets herself up for
an instant "snow job." On the other hand,
should she be slightly less than Miss Cam
pus Queen, she is the immediate recipient
of innumerable crude remarks and other
low-blows to the ego.
So, what is a girl to do? She either
walks around exposing herself to the ele
ments, or dons her mask of stone for pro
tection. Another fact which has received too lit
tle attention is that the Carolina Co-ed has
not been the one to acclaim her superiority.
She did not build her pedestal nor did she
ascend it on her own. Nevertheless, she
now stands there in the minds of her male
counterparts, forced to weather the storm
which accompanies such a position.
This campus is a two-way street upon
which we both must walk. Therefore, we
believe that a few changes need to be
made. Would it be so difficult for both
parties to give a little, and accept each
other for what they are?
Jane S. Caulkins
Donna M. Jones
Susan M. Starer
Nurses Dorm
Donna J. Worley
223 Winston Dorm.
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
By now it is history. Those four little
Carolina freshmen nurses do not, have not,
and will not exist. Their imaginary com
plaints to you, however, were not neces
sarily all deceitful lies. I have received
numerous phone calls from the Nurses
Dorm in the last week complaining of my
"harshness" toward the lovelies in my for
mer letter of October the eighth. I tried to
convince them that I was not really sore at
them for that low flying broom which bent
my car antenna (though it was costly to
replace). Realizing that Halloween is ap
proaching, I have not been unduly annoyed
by the consistent buzzing of the water tower
and our dormitory, but I would truly ap
preciate it if the nurses would either get
their brooms "T" stickered, or park them in
a larger broom closet rather than in our
visitors parking area. I have offered to
send each of the unfortunate freshmen
nurses a small token of admiration just
to show that there are no hard feelings.
As for the Carolina Coeds who have sup
ported my views, especially the Texas
oriented women of Winston, I feel that per
haps they are more representative of the
student body. Surely, neither the nurses nor
the girls of Whitehead, who come out only
on Ground Hog Day, can complain of be
ing unduly undated. The only consolation
The Editor
The Daily Tar Heel welcomes letters
to the editor on any subject, particularly
on matters of local or University inter
est. Letters mast be typed, double
spaced and must include the name and
address of the author or authors. Names
will not be omitted in publication. Let
ters should be kept as brief as possible.
The DTH reserves the right to edit for
length or libel.
may be that since everything is bigger in
my home state of Texas, perhaps some
where we have bigger dogs.
Sophocles McSweeney
254 Morrison
Raincoat Division
Nurses Defend,
Texan Charges
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
Carolina students may be classified in
any number of ways according to school
or major, dorm, home town, dining hall
preference (haven't you ever noticed that
the warp and woof of Pine Room People is
different from that of Lenoir Hall People?)
There are many possibilities, but only one
classification system neatly and simply di
vides the Carolina Zoo into two personality
species. Leopards and tigers are distin
guished by the cut of their coats, and Car
olina divides into the Navy Blue Raincoats
and the Tan Raincoats. Anyone not imme
diately recognizable on a rainy day as a
NBR or a TR is simply a leopard without
his spots or a tiger without his stripes.
As a result of a staggering amount of re
search involving extensive interviewing,
compilation and tabulation, the author's en
cyclopedic knowledge is ample for telling
the two species apart on the sunniest of
days. The following are but a few of the
findings:
Navy Blue Raincoats never write their
parents but sometimes go home on week
ends; Tannies write once a week but avoid
home, preferring to ask for money through
the mails.
NBR Boys played in the Sex Bowl, and
TR Girls played in the Sex Bowl.
Tan People are neurotic about stepping
on cracks in the sidewalk; Navy Blue Peo
ple are un-neurotic about stepping on Tan
People.
NBR's think Mad Magazine is sophisti
cated adult trash; Tannies think it's trash
for little kids.
Ten people signed up for an average of
5.73 matches on their Operation Match ques
tionnaires; Navies averaged 13.99.
Tan Raincoats once read a filthy book
for its literary merit.
If your raincoat coesn't match you, ei
ther you were on LSD when you bought it,
or your mother bought it for you. To right
such a serious error, you must find some
one of the opposite species and same size
to exchange with, or begin reading your
horoscope every day. The stars are never
wrong.
Ellen Robinson
124 Winston
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(This is another article in a series on
Presidents of the University.)
By OTELIA CONNOR
The University has been fortunate in
that it has always found the right man to
head the University in its chronic states of
crises. The only period in its history in
which it seems not to have been confront
ed with a life and death situation was in
the relatively quiet period between 1835-1861,
during Governor Swain's administration.
President Chase was the man of the
hour in the decade of the twenties after
World War I, when greatly increased at
tendance at high school made it impera
tive for the colleges to take care of the
ever-swelling numbers who wished to enter.
"President Venable's background and
training was in the field of science. The
University he projected reflected in every
aspect his devotion to the scientific method
and sound scholarship. He was a superb
teacher, scientist and organizer."
"President Edward Kidder Graham was
a humanist. Literature and philosophy were
basic in his training. He saw his task as
that of having the University develop, in
student and citizen, the ideals of service,
civic - mindedness, and inner spiritual re
sources. The University had its greatest de
velopment in the field of ideas and spirit
under E. K. Graham."
President Chase had a different back
ground. Born in Groveland, Mass., 1883,
graduated at Dartmouth, 1904; M.A. at
Dartmouth, 1907-08; Ph.D. Clark University
1910; trained in the fields of theoretical and
social psychology; he came to the Univer
sity as a professor of Psychology in the
Department of Education, 1910. When Pres
ident Venable resigned the presidency in
1914, Dr. Chase became one of President
Edward Kidder Graham's chief assistants
until Graham's death, October, 1918. Upon
the death of Dean Stacy, January, 1919,
Chase became Dean of the Faculty.
In April, 1920, in the presence of a "not
able gathering, Harry Woodburn Chase,
tested as versatile scholar, teacher, and ad
ministrator, assumed the duties of the pres
idency of the University to lead it through
what proved to be one of the most distinc
tive and thrilling decades of its life."
The physical expansion of the campus
under Chase in the twenties, the develop
ment of the South Campus and the off
campus expansion to the east and south
east have been reviewed previously ,
Among the academic accomplishments
under Chase were the development of a
scientific Department of Sociology around
which could be built a School of Public Wel
fare, an agency which would train county
officers, enabling the University to render
distinctive contributions to the development
of the human wealth of North Carolina; the
training in the graduate school of the ex
perts in all fields essential to the upbuild
ing of North Carolina and the South; the
establishment of an institute for research in
the field of the social sciences to study the
social aspects of the life of the State and
region; the building up of a great library
and the training of librarians to supply ex
pert service to schools, colleges and pub
lic libraries of the South.
He developed courses in psychology, and
introduced in the curriculum the clinical
viewpoint and applied psychology.
To train experts for the South's rebuild
ing, President Chase established the de-
David Rothman
Koob Egdelwonk, Boy Thief
An Ann Landers fan is pretty mad be
cause she isn't "getting much help from
the outside" while "trying to raise our son
to be an honest, law-abiding citizen."
She wrote the syndicated columnist that
her son had swiped an ash tray from a
hotel room and the only reaction of the
manager after being informed of the theft
was:
"Your boy doesn't owe us anything. We
want people to take our ash trays. It is
good advertising."
The youngster probably wasn't a bit sur
prised. Earlier, he had argued in front of
his mother that he was only carrying off a
"souvenir."
Ann Landers said she herself has been
told "people are expected to walk off with
items bearing the name of the establish
ment." Koob Egdelwonk, a good friend of mine,
saw the Landers column and decided to see
if he also could collect a few "souvenirs,"
"What happened?" I asked him.
"Well," Koob said, "first I visited a local
gas station and said I wanted my tank
filled up.
"Then I drove off without paying for the
gasoline.
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HARRY W. CHASE
partments of music, psychology, sociology,
and journalism, the schools of commerce
and public welfare, engineering, and li
brary science, re-direction of the Graduate
School, establishment of the Institute of
Government, the development of the South
ern Historical Collection, and the organiza
tion of the University of North Carolina
Press, all of which were essential in effect
ing the transition of the University from
the status of a college to that of a well
rounded university. It was admitted to the
Association of American Universities in
1922, an organization of universities in the
United States and Canada which had ob
tained notable distinction in the fields of
graduate study and research. UNC became
the 25th university to be admitted.
President Chase transferred the Law
School, which was a coaching school for
bar examinations when he took office, into
a real professional law school in the mod
ern sense.
President Chase was not satisfied to have
; a good local or provincial school. His in
sistance . upon the attainment and mainte
nance of National standards was in sharp
contrast to the administrators of other
Southern institutions.
The position of the University in the ed
ucation development of the state, the South,
and the nation were greatly enhanced un
der President Chase's administration, and
under his leadership it became "one of the
notable universities of the nation."
The crowning glory of Chase's adminis
tration was his loyalty to principles cf aca
demic freedom and the right to teach and
investigate, as demonstrated in his fight
against the Pool Bill, and any outside inter
ference in the effective adherence to these
principles. Thus the University came to full
stature and maturity under his superb lead
ership. In 1930, President Chase was called to
the presidency of the Universl.y of Illinois.
From there he went to the presidency of
the University of New York.
"The next day, I stopped by the station
to see the people's reaction, and you know
what they said?"
"What?"
"I hey asked if I could go to Nevada to
check out their gasoline. They said they ad
mired my acceleration, and when I ex
pressed shock over their unusual attitude,
they assured me it was perfectly normal.
The service station attendant explained his
company 'admires drivers with tigers in
their tanks, 'they're good advertising."
"Where'd you go alter that?"
"Next," he said, "I dropped in a drug
store and walked off without paying for
some hair tonic."
"And?"
"It was another case of jungle beasts.
The clerk snickered and said I shouldn't
strive for dignity and honesty. 'We go for
tigers not lions,' she declared.
"After shoplifting at several other places
and each time getting praised, I decided
to call it a day.
"But when I got home, I found that all
my possessions were lying on the sidewalk,
fceems my landlady had evicted me for not
paying the rent."
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