Saturday, October 23, 1965
In Hopes Of Not Offending Anyone . .
Opinions of the Daily Tar Heel are expressed in its
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of views, reflect the personal opinions of their authors.
ERNIE McCRARY, EDITOR
JACK HARRINGTON. BUSINESS MANAGFtt
DTll Editor Ernie McCrary is in the infirmary.
During his absence the associate editor will serve as
acting editor. Expressions of opinion appearing in this
column do not necessarily reflect the views of the
The Non-Grad Yack
Since protest and anti-discrimination are all the
rage now, it seems an appropriate time to register a
grievance concerning the Yackety Yack and the dis
parity in its treatment of undergraduate and graduate
As the situation now stands, undergraduates pay
an activities fee of $8.56 per semester. Graduates pay
$7.56. One-third of each student's fee goes directly to
Graham Memorial. The other two-thirds go to Stu
dent Government, which appropriates money for ac
tivities out of the lump sum of all student fees. No
given part of anyone's fee is earmarked for any giv
en activity, including the Yack.
Of all the Student Government services avail
able to both undergraduates and graduates, there
seems to be disparity only with regard to the Yack.
The graduates don't get their pictures in the Yack
and they don't legally receive a yearbook at the end
of the school year. The graduates receiving books in
the recent past got them only because many under
graduates failed to pick up their Yacks.
Many graduates are under the impression that
they are paying for something they're not getting, but
there's no way of proving whether this is true or false.
The only evidence is the sixty-six cent difference in
fees going to Student Government, and the Yacks
surely cost more than sixty-six cents per student.
We called the Yack office to get their view on
why graduates were not receiving the same service
as undergraduates. A sweet young thing on the phone
consulted a voice in the background and then said,
"That's the way it's always been."
On the contrary. Graduates have been included in
the Carolina yearbook from at least as far back as
1933 to as recently as 1961.
Hugh Blackwell, chairman of both the publica
tions board and the Student Legislature's finance
committee, is planning on doing something about this
situation. He says that unless he changes his mind, he
will soon propose a flat fee for all students, all of
whom will then be eligible to receive the same gen
eral services, which will include the Yack, special
services, such as money needed to run the men's
residence colleges, will be paid for, by those who re
ceive the benefits.
We hope Blackwell will see fit not to change his
mind and will use his considerable influence to
reconcile a sixty-six cent disparity.
John H. Jennrich
How Noble The Nobel?
The Greensboro Daily News
The Nobel prize for literature often goes to a nat
ural. Thomas Mann was a natural; so were William
Faulkner and the late Sir Winston Churchill. In other
years, it is as much a comment on the state of mind
of the Swedish academy as it is an obvious recogni
tion of superlative literary attainment.
This is one of the latter years.
The prize will go, December 10, to Mikhail Sholok
hov, who published the greater part of his great work
on Russian Cossacks more than 25 years ago. Mr.
Sholokhov is also the writer who once said, "I am
first and foremost a Communist; only thereafter am
I a writer" a credo whose aesthetic novelty may
be measured by the difficulty of imagining such a
comment from a Faulkner, a Mann or a Churchill.
"I am a Tory first; only thereafter am I a writer"?
No; not likely.
Comrade Sholokhov, it must be admitted, is an
exception to the dreary ideologues who call the offi
cial literary tune in Moscow. His trilogy, And Quiet
Flows The Don is, one is told, a very powerful evoca
tion of the traditional Russian themes of gusto for life,
violence, self-scrutiny, endurance. That is to say that
Sholokhov has managed to keep his politics, which
are officially au courant, and his novels, which are
traditional, well separated. For a first-rate artist, that
is the requirement as yet in Russia, where the mid
Victorian prudery and hum-drum solicitude for the
glorious proletariat of "socialist realism" remain the
It will not escape comment, of course, that Sho
lokhov is getting, with official approval, the prize
which Boris Pasternak in 1958 was compelled to re
fuse. At the time Sholokhov joined the chorus of vilifi
cation against Pasternak and his Dr. Zhivago, which
brilliant novel committed the artistic treason of be
ing not so much "wrongthinking" as non-political. It
featured men and women who were too busy being
human to think very much about politics, and in the
ideological seas of the Soviet Union such people are
very unnatural and unacceptable fish.
The scribes and pharisees of Leninism who pol
ished off Boris Pasternak are still busy, one gathers;
for just as it was announced from Stockholm that
Sholokhov would receive the Nobel, it was reported
from Moscow that a writer suspected of satiriizng
"socialist realism" has been taken into custody. One
window is opened; another is slammed. Too much
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Recall Election Will Involve
Two Groups Of Opponents
And A Tired Student Body
For ever a month now, students of this
university have been bombarded with the
charges, countercharges and petitions
which are the stepchildren of the Dickson .
Those who wish to see Paul Dickson out
of office have taken the first major step
towards attaining that goal by completing
a petition which demands a recall election
for the student body presidency.
As Dickson's supporters and Student
Party associates well know, there are un
doubtably a good many names on the peti
tion which are fraudulent. There seems to
be a conscientious campaign in some
quarters to see the petition disqualified.
This, unfortunately, is a rather pathetic
rear guard action, for even if the Attor
ney General's office disqualifies 30 or so
names from the petition, its backers will
only go out and scrape up more signa
tures. The recall election will be held, and
the toils and tribulations of a hard and
nasty campaign will plague the campus.
Dickson's opponents fall roughly into
two categories, those who stand to gain
politically from his recall and those who
firmly believe his administration will be
bad for student government and the Uni
versity. It is doubtful that the recall petition
would have been completed in the time it
was without the help of skillful organizers
within the University Party.
Like most politicians in the same sit
uation, they would like to gain control of
the SG executive branch and discredit the
opposition party and its leader at the same
By ninning an attractive candidate such
as Senior Class President John Harmon, the
UP could reap the most benefit out of the
charges against Dickson.
They could attack Dickson by saying he
undermined the Honor System, discredited
the University, gave ammunition to the
"gag law" supporters, violated the stu
dents' confidence, etc. They could even
say that the University administration will
refuse to cooperate with the Dickson ad
ministration, and students will have no ad
vocate in South Building.
Its a pretty good case, even if a bit
exaggerated, and the power of the presi
dency is a comfortable thing for a party
This is the primary motive of the poli
ticians behind the recall petition.
There are, however, many recall back
ers who seriously fear for the future of
Student Government and the University.
Among those, certainly, are the peti
tion's sponsor, Sharon Rose, and many
members of the student body and Univer
Unfortunately there are some within this
group who do not care so much about Dick
son's campus code violation as they do
about Dickson's shortcomings as a leader
It might be interesting to see how the
same individuals would have reacted if a
student body president of the same caliber
as Bob Spearman had been placed in Dick
The third and final group involved in
the controversy is the final court of ap
peals, the student body.
Though speculation on their feelings is a
bit presumptuous, it is almost certain that
they are very tired of the whole thing.
Indeed, there are many who think Dick
son's opponents are making a big issue out
of a little problem.
How often does one hear something like
this: "So he got caught taking a girl into
a closed fraternity house." "Nice work if
you can do it." "It might just as easily
have been me or a friend of mine."
The students have a way of dealing only
with the uncomplicated basic facts, and
many campus political types might
learn a few lessons from them.
When the recall election rolls around,
Dickson will play the role of a martyr,
and will ask the student body to support
his administration and help get some of
the 28 big Student Party bills through Stu
He will call any change in the student
administration a terrible disrupting influ
ence on Student Government, aw will ac
cuse his opponents of playing into the hands
of University administrators.
Because his opponent is obliged to at
tack him personally, Dickson will proba
bly win by a healthy majority.
The ironic thing about this is that many
of the supporters of the recall feel Dick
son will receive the student body's vote of
When Sharon Rose was asked if she felt
the UNC students would appear to be
"more irresponsible" in the eyes of the
state if Dickson were reelected, she de
When the smoke is finally cleared away
from this issue, the student body and Stu
dent Government will have wasted a lot
of time for nothing.
Dickson will still be in office and the
University will only have the increasing
torment of its critics for consolation.
A little more vision and a keener eye
for the practical might have prevented all
Wake County Citizens
Counsel Own Members
Nobody understands the white man.
That is, almost nobody. But let us thank
God that there are still some white-blooded
Americans who recognize their obvious su
periority over all other races. And let us
be equally grateful that there are organi
zations through which these chosen people
can unite in an all-out effort to preserve
the integrity of the white race.
Such an organization is the Wake Coun
ty Citizens' Council. By their own admis
sion, "The Citizens' Councils are now Amer
ica's largest patriotic educational and ac
Stating as their objectives to work for
states' rights and racial integrity and to
provide an effective voice for the majority
community in the discussion of racial prob
lems, the Wake County group has at
tacked, "the leftist-liberal political power
structure which now dominates North Car
The council has noted that the Tarheel
state denies representation to the majority
and is built upon a combination of minori
ty voting blocs. Although literature provid
ed by the organization makes no reference
to the "Speaker Ban Law," surely they
would agree that this liberal piece of leg
islation is an example of what such mi
nority voting blocs can do.
Early this month Citizens' Councils of
North Carolina met in Raleigh to hear a
special address by Selma Sheriff Jim
Clark on "What really happened on the
road from Selma to Montgomery and
what you can expect when North Caro
lina is invaded."
Such philosophers as Sheriff Smith are
in keeping with the five-point action pro
gram of the Citizens' Councils:
Prevent Race-Mixing. Racial integri
ty is essential to civilization and liberty.
The fate of the white man in the Congo
and other new African nations is a stern
Avoid Violence. Experience has
proved that where integration occurs, viol
ence becomes inevitable. Peaceful opera
tion of segregated schools in the South
proves that social separation of the races
is best for all concerned.
Maintain and Restore Legal Segre
gation. As growing disorder in Northern
cities shows, if segregation breaks down
the social structure breaks down. The Com
munists hope to achieve disintegration
through integration in America.
Defend States' Rights. The states ar
the source of aU governmental power, lo
cal and Federal. Under the Tenth Amend
ment, the states have the reserved power
to decide questions of segregation. Federal
usurpation of any such power is a viola
tion of the Constitution.
correct the Court and the Congress.
Both the Supreme Court's "Black Monday"
decision and the Congressional "Civil
Rights" Act are obviously un-constitutional,
based on false "science" in mockery of
the law. If they stand, social segregation
and laws against intermarriage are
doomed. Such a prospect is intolerable!
The "Biack Monday" decision must be re
versed, the "Civil Rights" Act repealed!
This is the plan and the reasoning be
hind the plan of the organization formed
in Indianola, Miss., July 11, 1954, in the wake
of the U. S. Supreme Court's school deseg
regation decision. And today this organiza
tion is availebl to you.
Often times one finds groups involved in
a struggle for or against civil rights to be
closed-minded unwilling to hear argu
ments from opposing viewpoints. Not so
with Citizens' Councils.
The Wilmington counterpart of the Wake
County council recently issued a question
naire seeking responses to quieries rang
ing from "Do you believe it is un-demo-cratic
and un-Christian to force parents to
send their children to integrated schools
against their will?" to "Are you willing to
devote some of your time and money to an
effort to elect to office officials who will
work for a national election on the race
A paragraph at the bottom of the ques
tionnaire demonstrated the council's de
termination to help abolish "minority vot-,
ing blocs" and restore unconditional ma
It read, "This questionnaire is not just
for members of the white race. If you are
not an integrationist you should fill in your
answers and mail to the address shown on
this page no matter from what race you
Subversive Koob tlgdelwonk
Threatens To Join Marines
After Koob Egdelwonk arrived?at Jerke
ley and was nearly expelled from the
school for refusing to join the Free Speech
Movement, he got so disgusted he did a
very anti-social thing.
He decided to join the Marines.
Once Koob's classmates learned of his
decision, they did their best to put an end
to this embarrassment.
"Koob," they warned, "if you join the
Marines, you'll bring shame to us all. Peo
ple will think our campus has been infil
trated by subversives. We're very con
cerned about the University's image."
"Have no fears," Koob advised his list
eners, "I'm a patriot."
"That's what we mean," his classmates
replied. "That's what makes you so sub
versive." "Well," Koob said, "if I'm subversive,
I'm bound to have some company. Twenty
students from Jerkeley, you know, recently
motored 150 miles to an Army post, where
they walked up to the special warfare cen
ter and announced their plans to enlist."
"And they got what they asked for,"
Koob's companions added. "When they re
turned to our campus, they told us the
Army considered them more useful at
Jerkeley than in the military. Those
NROTC sympathizers said the Army want
ed them to set up a recruiting station at
the University of Jerkeley. And you know
what happened, Koob."
"Yen," Koob answered. "When they set
up a booth outside the Jerkeley YMCA
building, they were surrounded by heck
lers who had come to see the Student
Peace Union demonstrate its latest picket
"Let's face it," Koob's classmates said,
"there's bound to be a few rotten apples
in every crowd. Our advice to you Is to
stay out of this mess. In fact, we hear the
FBI is investigating our campus to see if
there are any patriotic, God-fearing Amer
icans here. You wouldn't want to get caught
with that bunch, Koob."
"I might," he bravely said. "I live in a
free country. I know my rights and I'm
standing for them. I insist I be allowed to
join the Marines."
"It's true that you have your rights,"
the students told Koob. "Nevertheless, if
you join the Marines, you will be abus
ing this liberty."
"But I'm a free American citizen,"
"The hell you are!" a tall, bearded stu
dent shouted. He began pelting the patriot
with ice cubes.
Soon 40 people gathered around Koob,
poking fun at his short hair, neat clothing
and clean, beardless face.
Then Koob dragged out his sign, which
read: "Missiles Classify Power First, Peo
ple Second. Why are American GIs Being
Forgotten in Viet Nam?"
An angry bystander sneaked up from
behind and pasted onto Koob's pants an
SPU slogan: "I'm a left-wing extremist."
At that point, Koob decided it would tx
too risky to begin his "soupfast" on behalf
of Radio Free Europe.
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