Thursday, November 18, 1965
Ha. Ha. Ha. The Ban Is Dead!
Letters To The Editor
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ERNIE McCRARY. EDITOR
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Out, Damned Splinter
Students have already been to the polls a seem
ingly inordinate number of times this semester, but
no voting day can be more important than next
On that day, the Men's Residence Council has
scheduled a referendum which could make or break
the residence college system.
The issue is whether or not residence hall men
will approve fee increases of $3.20 per semester to
finance the proposed residence college and hall so
cial programs. They all pay a social fee of $1.80 now,
so if the referendum is approved, each man will be
paying $10 per year (50 cents of it for the intramural
manager's fund), or $6.40 more than he is paying now.
Three residence colleges are now operating
very successfully. They needed more money than the
present $1.80 fee provides, however, so Student Legis
lature recently made a one-time-only appropriation to
these colleges which totaled more than $4,000.
We wholeheartedly support the idea of a referen
dum because we feel that those who benefit directly
from the residence college programs should pay for
them. Some have suggested that the entire system be
financed by Student Government with student activity
fees, but we find it impossible to justify taxing every
one for the benefit of 40 per cent of the students.
Time is a key factor in this vote Monday. If the
fee increase which would affect only those living in
residence halls is approved then, there will be time
to make the necessary changes in bookkeeping and
billing so that the increase would go into effect next
semester and the residence colleges would have their
Certain questions remain unanswered, however.
With more than 5,000 men in residence halls, the col
leges will be operating on a total budget of more than
$50,000 which should pay for a lot of socializing.
We think a detailed explanation of how this figure
was picked as the needed amount and exactly how
it will be spent should be made.
Specifics of organizational plans for the five other
colleges, which now do not even legally exist, are
also in order.
The residence college system has no stronger sup
porter than the DTH. For that reason we want it to
be flawlessly planned, to insure its success.
Perhaps the plans are now flawless but we
would like to be sure.
A Lot Of Loot
It was like a deeply embedded splinter. Its pres
ence was always felt. At times it almost faded from
awareness; at other times it caused a throbbing
pain. But it was always felt.
Wednesday, after two and a half fretful years of
universal discomfort, the North Carolina General As
sembly yanked that splinter out of the hide of the
University, It was only fitting that the assembly
should do the job because it inserted that irritating
sliver one day in 1963 in less time than it takes to
slide down a banister.
The action in Raleigh this week was smooth, with
the script written by Gov. Dan Moore and Rep. David
Britt closely followed. It was a competent perform
ance; the future should bear out its wisdom.
There are men who will find that their days seem
noticeably less busy now that ban-bred problems
should begin to fade away. But no lull was ever
The amendment removed the splinter. Repeal
would have healed the sore now, but time is also an
And, if only from sheer exhaustion, the "for's"
and "against's" ought to join in thanks for settlement
Sty Batty war nl
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Swedish Student Gives
'Neutral' Viet Nam View
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
I am taking keen interest in the letters
to the editor on the Viet Nam issue and as
a citizen of a traditionally neutral country
(Sweden) it may perhaps be of interest for
the readers to know something about the
most common opinions in Sweden about
American politics in Viet Nam as reflected
in the leading papers, in radio and TV.
Perhaps the following best could aim at
illustrating the lines of thought: Suppose
Chinese Polaris submarines were patrolling
outside the American coast, Chinese troops
were fighting in northern Canada, -and
Chinese planes bombing southern Canada
near the American-Canadian borderline,
and, furthermore, the Chinese were threat
ening that the Americans were to encoun
ter a heavy blow should they try to help
the Canadians. What would happen? Would
not U. S. utilize all her resources to de
velop the atom bomb, if we assume the
Chinese had it, to meet that deadly threat?
Of course! Well, isn't that just what hap
pens in the world today, only the other
way around? The Chinese may have the
same reason to feel a deadly threat and
we could not blame them for being hostile
towards the U.S.A. and doing their best to
equalize themselves technically with the
This kind of arguing may seem fantastic
and irrelevant to some of my fellow-students
but I hope others should see the point
and feel the relevance. If so, there may be
some hope for avoiding the extreme hor
rors of another world war. This is too ser
ious a matter to gain but superficial inter
est. There seems to be little justification
and an awful lot of danger in arguing like
this: Communism is bad. Therefore, let's
fight communism wherever and whenever
it occurs and even if there is but suspicion
of its occurence, should it be on campuses
in North Carolina or among the suffering
people of Viet Nam, or in the Dominican
Republic. To most enlightened people back
in Sweden this kind of irrational, preju
diced values seem to be hysterical and
constituting a really strong threat to world
peace. After all, we are bound to have dif
ferent political systems peacefully co-existing
in the world today. To deny that fact
would be unrealistic. Therefore, instead of
condemning and fighting communism an
approach which really brings no solutions
to any question of differing values and be
liefs the only fertile approach would be
to try and understand communism as a po
litical alternative for some peoples of the
world living culturally, socially, economic
ally and politically in quite another context
than the western democracies. In so rea
soning there seems to be little if any justi
fication for the Americans to interfere in
Viet Nam as also there seems to be seri
ous doubt as to whether the South Vietna
mese government (if there at all is one)
or the Viet Cong movement are most truly
meeting the hopes and expectations of the
suffering South Vietnamese people.
As one of the super-powers U.S.A. will
have a tremendous contribution to make
and responsibility to share in the pursuit
of world peace. So many peoples of the
world look at U.S. A. in their hopes for high
moral and ethic standards in international
politics. It is not but just, in the case of
Viet Nam, hopefully to look forward to
U.S.A. to be the one to take the first step
towards a state of normality by ending her
bomb-raids and withdrawing her troops
without setting ultimatum to the other par
ties. Such action" would not be weakness,
would not imply loss of prestige, but quite
103-D Bernard St.
So, Why Have Editorial Pages?
By MILES H. WOLFF
In the Newspaper Public
Why have editorial pages?
As simple as the question sounds, I
have had a great deal of difficulty an
The first reason is that we have edi
torials in order to let people know what
the newspaper itself thinks about current
affairs. Back in the good old days when
the news pages were full of editorial ex
pression and news was written to present
the newspaper's policies, there really
wasn't a very good reason for letting the
public know from editorials how it stood
on the issues. The reader could find out
from the news columns.
But just to let the reader know how
the newspaper feels is not enough. It is
the duty of the newspaper to instruct the
reader and to help him make up his
mind. If the editor can convince the
reader along the lines of what the editor
conceives as right and just, that is fine.
On the other hand, if the editor causes
his reader to reason for himself, to come
to a conclusion of his own, to discover
the path he should take, that is better,
even if the reader does not agree with
the editor. In a democracy, each person
ought to decide for himself what is best,
and the editor can help him in this decision.
Taking a broad viewpoint, newspaper
editorial pages that are alert, that do
their job as it should be done, can keep
their city or town from becoming self
centered, self-righteous, and self-satisfied.
In other words, the community will
act as it should in a democracy such as
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
In reply to the letter from Ken Giles,
the president of Alexander Dorm, who com
mented on the alledged backwardness of
Joyner, we wouid like to make it clear that
any existing confusion is caused by covet
ous Alexander residents lounging in our
luxurious social room, watching our color
TV, listening to our stereo and using our
telephones, bathrooms and study facilities
at all hours of the day and night. However,
Joyner Men do not complain, because we
are only too happy to let the underprivil
eged boys from Alexander enjoy them
selves for a change.
Giles also made a comment about the
"thoughts" of Alexanderds for the ladies
in Winston. Of course, everybody knows
that Joyner Men do more than "think"
Pat Rhodes, Rick Kramer, Rick Draper,
George Plonk, Paul Thompson, Alan B.
Simpson, J. Cameron Hunt, Mike Fells,
Tom Watson, Larry A. Ingram, Barry W.
Corbett, David Boyle, Samuel Haddock,
Neil Koonce, Wayland Townsend, Bill Yel
verton, Bill Cochrane, Jim Bergeron, Ed
Sessoms, Rob Schell, George Lamont, and
Ronald L. Tanner.
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
Many students ask me "You haven't
been writing on manners lately, what's the
I answer that I haven't felt very well
recently, have had no appetite, and have
been eating at home, trying to entice my
appetite, with little success. Therefore, I
have not been on the campus much.
Usually, I have the upper-classmen pret
ty well trained, but I have to start all over
with the freshmen every year. If this state
of affairs keeps up, there won't be any
body around to crack heads, and the fresh
men won't know Otelia Connor exists.
However, there are a few things to note.
The freshmen walk all over the side-walks,
- and if I didn't stop and hold my ground,
I would be walked right over. Remember,
keep to the right when walking, just as you
do when driving, and respect the other
I met a professor downtown the other
day. He said he wished I would get on
the manners of the students that he was
in line at Lenoir when two students cut in
the line in front of him. I said I was sur
prised that he "didn't knock 'em cold,"
that I usually took them by the ear and
pulled them out of line. He said he did,
let them know that he didn't like it.
Today, I met a half-dozen professors on
the campus at an intersection. I waited to
see what would happen. They kept moving.
I whacked one of them with a newspaper
and said "I just wanted to know if you
gentlemen would wait for me to pass!"
They laughed, and one of them very po
litely said, "Thank you for letting us pass!"
Last night as I was approaching the
doorway at Spencer Hall, a student came
through the door and let it close. I said
to him, "You go back and open that door
for me!" He said, "Yes, Madam," and
promptly opened the door for me. I
thanked him, of course.
By-the-way, J hear the irls complain
about the boys at UNC not holding the
aoor for them. Well, I see boys hold doors
for girls everyday. They don't say thank
you. They go through the door and don't
even look at the boy. I tell the girls if
they want to be treated like ladies, they
will have to behave like ladies.
I asked a boy who held the door for a
girl the other day at Lenoir, "Did that
girl thank you?" He answered, "No," his
companion chimed in with "If I ever
held the door for a girl and she didn't
thank me, I would slam the door on her
nose!" Evidently, boys have cause to be
sensitive at Carolina, too. I wish the stu
dents would take the trouble to put a chair
back in place, and not block the aisles at
Lenoir so that it is almost impossible to
pass through with your tray. I am sure it
one of them ever put a chair back where
he got it, he would drop dead from shock,
and so would everyone else.
Bless their hearts! I love them all. Most
of them are mighty sweet to me. I have
run counter to only a very few at Caro
lina who have been rude to me.
Mrs. Otelia Connor
18 Village Apts.
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel: ;
Although I write this on behalf of my ;
girl and myself, 1 know that I speak for at
least nine other couples who were in the
same situation on Saturday night, Nov. 13. :
I was bringing my date into Mclver
dorm about five or six minutes to one
o'clock. On our way up the walk, a guy
told us that the doors were already being
closed. We rushed to the dorm and Cathy
knocked to be let in. The housemother ap- ;
peared and let her in. We told the lady -that
both our watches had only five min
utes to one. "I'm sorry but we go by the I
clock here," came the terse reply. :
The next day Cathy and I talked the sit- ;
uation over. Far from a situation peculiar
to us, it seems to be a common occur- .
ance. Cathy knew that she had been in on J
time because she had even been upstairs -before
the lights and phones in the halls, .
were off. But the clock in the lobby said'
five minutes after one! I feel I must ask
why? Was this negligence on someone's
I'll admit, it is a minor item to be a J
few minutes late getting in from a date. .
However, with the system of late minutes,
and "campusments" we have here, a few
minutes become very important to the girlsk s
I object to having arbitrary, often rude,';
decisions thrust upon the girls here, and
would advocate the liberalizing of rules tol
allow them some leeway in late minutes,;!
accounting for the frequent discrepancies
in clocks. But, having observed the "Caro-;
lina way," I realize this would take years. I
I instead ask if the clocks in the dorms!
could not all be standardized. As things-1
stand now it would at least save a few-; -tears
and frustrations for our coeds.
c , Joel,Kaylor
402 Ruff in
Hoover On Reds
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
What are you trying to prove by so
liciting J. Edgar Hoover's opinion on com
munism and the speaker ban when we just
finished reading about it in a local paper
(was it the DTH or the Durham Herald?)
not too long ago? His letter merely repeat
ed that a university's standards should bo
geared for the protection of those who can
not think for themselves. Are you campaign
ing to reduce this university to that level?
From ROLL CALL
Two girls boarded a crowded bus, and
one of them whispered to the other: "Watch
me embarrass a man into giving me his
Pushing her way through the crowd, she
turned all of her charms upon a gentleman
who looked embarrassable. "My dear Mr. :
Brown," she gushed, "fancy meeting you
on the streetcar. Am I glad to see you!
Vhy, you're almost a stranger. My but
I'm tired." '
The sedate gentleman looked up at the
girl. He had never seen her before but he
rose and said pleasantly, "Sit down Ber-
Ty girL " often - see you on
washday. n0 wonder you're tired. By the
way don't deliver the washing until Wed
nesday. My wife is going to the District
Attorney s office to see whether she can;
get your husband out of jail."
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