Tuesday, December 14, 1965
"APaiity Raid? So What?"
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: ERNIE McCRARY, EDITOR 3
Show 'Em How, Girls
It isn't supposed to be "that time of year," but
nobody has ever really put a seasonal limit on panty
Some 300 fellows from the Joyner-Alexander resi
dence halls area thought about it Sunday night, but
that was about as far as they got. They made a visit
to the nearby coed dormitory, Winston, paid their re
spects from afar and returned home with nothing but
With the thought in mind that no panty raid is
better than an abortive panty raid, we implore these
apparently half-hearted enthusiasts to cease their ef
forts before they ruin the reputations of us all.
Perhaps what we really need is a counter-raid by
the girls, to show the boys just what they expect in
a panty raid.
It is doubtful that coeds will be willing to partici
pate in such an educational endeavor, however, be
cause they know the fellows are likely to throw all
their dirty laundry down to the girls, expecting to
have it washed and returned.
Super Scrooge At Work?
It was either Super Scrooge or Super Christmas
He came by night, and left it a little darker be
cause he stole the Christmas lights from the 12-foot-high
shrubs in front of Avery Residence Hall.
"We just got the lights up Saturday two nights
and they're already gone," said Avery housemaster
The post-midnight theft monday morning left the"
evergreens on each side of Avery's door naked,
stripped of four sets of colored bulbs.
Was the deed done by a Super Scrooge in a fit of
"I don't know," Lancaster, "but we heard that
some guy has been bragging about stealing Christmas
lights to decorate a tree in his room. We're still trying
to find him," Lancaster said.
So perhaps the thief was a Super Christmas Spirit,
so determined to celebrate in style, .that -he "bor
rowed" the first decoration he could find. ; v
Either way, we do not "think Santa Claus will come
to see him, no matter how brightly his tree shines.
Harsh Rules At Paris U.
The University of Paris is taking drastic action
to weed out what it calls "ghost students." These are
the students who register for courses and never at
tend class. It does not matter if they flunk because
they can repeat the courses by paying small tuition
The ghost students like things that way because
they receive benefits such as discounts on food
and subway fare just as regular students do. They
spend their time in cafes and avoid all that petty
academic folderol of studying.
The University's Dean of Science estimates that
the schools each contain from 12 to 22 per cent ghosts.
Total enrollment is 120,000.
The University professors have just approved a
plan which although extremely severe, will undoubt
edly end the injustice of this situation.
Henceforth all students will be required to take
final examinations, and those who do not make above
35 per cent will be thrown out of school.
We convey our deepest sympathy to those stu
dents who now will have to strive so diligently to
achieve a grade of 35 on exams.
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Showers Of Praise
BY SHARON FINCH
The rain in Spain might stay mainly
in the plain, but in France "The Umbrel
las of Cherbourg" are catching all the show
ers and it is raining Graves J
- The Ely Landau film about young love,
told completely in song and dazzling color,
is one of the most charming boy - meets -girl
- and - they - fall - in - love plots
ever filmed. The miracle that Betty Smith
accomplished with such a trite and over
sentimental plot in "Joy in the Morn
ing," Director Jacques Demy accomplish
es with this sadly cynical musical about a
garage worker named Guy who loves the
daughter of the owner of a Cherbourg um
brella shop, Genevieve.
The film is playing at the Rlalto in Dur
ham. Guy lives with an invalid god - mother,
Elise, who is cared for by Madeleine, a
young woman of 20. Guy goes into service
for two years, leaving Genevieve pregnant
unknowingly. The umbrella business falls
off and the shop is sold.
Guy does not write and Genevieve, cer
tain he has forgotten her, marries a dia
mond merchant, Monsieur Casard. Guy
returns, marries Madeleine; Elise dies; and
in a final scene on a snowy Christmas
Eve, Guy and Genevieve accidentally meet
at a service station; then they part to go
their separate ways forever.
Jacques Demy's transformation of sad
ness and cynicism into unique and haunt
ing beauty has won the film five interna
tional awards: Grand Prix, Cannes Film
Festival; Best Female Acting Award for .
Catherine Deneuve, French Film Acade
my; Prix Louis Delluc, French Critics
Award; International Catholic Cinema
Award; First Prize, French Film Com
mission for Superior Technique.
Demy, only 33, has a "magic touch"
with characters and with total effect. Elise,
for him, is the one touching character in
the film. In French she signifies "tender
ness, mulberry jam, lilac satin, resigna
tion, modesty." With Demy it's the modesty
that wins. His aunt Elise moves us but
doesn't keep us from smiling even when
The dexterity of Demy in the area of
total affect is even more striking. When
you leave the Cherbourg of Demy you can
never again ask a station attendant to
"fill it up" without looking at him' queet
ly as if he were going to start to sing.
Catherine Deneuve, a slight, ethereal
looking beauty, is wonderful as Genevieve.
If ever a director had a perfect ingenue -lead,
she is it. The sister of French screen
star Francoise Dorleac and the daughter
of actor, Maurice Dorleac, Catherine was
"born in a trunk." She is convincing on
the screen, and has a natural beauty of
face and figure that easily adapts to De
my's unadorned love story.
Nino Castelnuovo as Guy is quite
good. He conveys the emotions of a boy in
love for the first time, despite his 28 years
of age. He has French good looks very
dark with expressive eyes. His voice is com
pelling in song, and his acting strong.
The supporting cast are all talented and
well - cast. Anne Vernon, as Mme. Emery,
Genevieve's mother, has a large part that
she portrays effectively. She is the typical
mother, has a large part that she portrays
effectively. She is the typical mother, wish
ing the best for her daughter; she is for
giving of Genevieve's unfortunate circum
stances and does not push her into her
.marriage with Monsieur Casard.
v Roland Cassard, played by Marc Michel,
is a small part but one requiring skill in
reflecting a variety of character traits in
short space: compassion, understanding,
deep love, humility, and faith. Marc Michel
is well qualified for the role.
Madeleine and Elise are seen infrequent
ly in the film. Both are stereotypical roles:
the girl who loves secretly and wins her
loved one in the end; the dying aunt, who
lingers on and on and finally passes away.
Demy's direction, more than the capabili
ties of either Ellen Farmer as Madeleine
or Mirelle Perrey as Elise, seems respon
sible for the lasting impression of these
Michel Legrand's musical score is live
ly at times, nostalgic and sentimental at -others.
The theme song, "I Will Wait for
You," is the beautifully haunting love song
Guy and Genevieve sing at Guy's depart
ure into the service. It is the most memor
able song in the score.
Jean Rabier's cinematography and J.
Moreau's costuming complement each oth
er nicely. Moreau's costumes are in vivid
colors hot pinks, oranges, bright aquas,
rich emerald greens. Often the costumes
pick up themes from Bernard E vein's sets,
especially wallpaper patterns. Colors appear
still moist form the artist's mixing.
Enchanting, tender, full of the "bouquet
of youth," bold in concept, delicate in ex
ecution .... all the phrases describe
"The tUmbrellas of Cherbourg." But its
special appeal is to "The young in heart"
who can remember when the world stood
still when someone held them, and walked
with them in the rain and everything was
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Pay For Peeps At Jerkeley
John Greenbacker's DTH article on
"scoping" was well writen, but it has pro
duced a very unwelcome aftermath:
Carolina coeds are now a lot more cau
tious than in the past about pulling their
shades down, thanks to Greenbacker's
Thus, they have deprived this school's
male students of many long and enjoyable
hours of lecherous fun.
No there isn't any need for alarm.
Just look what happened at Jerkeley Uni
versity after the girls "wised up."
"I don't mind being seen, but I think
it's a pity we're not paid for undressing in
front of the windows," one coed said when
she saw a "scoping" article in The Daily
So Sally Can-can and several comely
friends organized an undressing service.
Under this arrangement, the girls in
Cob Webb dorm agreed to undress 20
times each night for the boys of Con
ner provided they turned over to the coeds
a substantial amount of their social fees.
Frosted windows went up whenever the
boys defaulted on their payments. And this
was quite often, too; for everybody in
Con - her soon exhausted their spending
money by purchasing binoculars.
Eventually, the girls became unionized.
Any coed caught undressing without being
paid was immediately expelled from the
During hot weather, union rules were
relazed since it was assumed the girls
would pull up the shades and windows even
if they didn't receive money fr doing this.
Girls who insisted on not pulling their
shades all the way up were dismissed as
Consultants from the local burlesque
houses showed the coeds how to improve
their service. "
Before long, all rooms in the boys' dorm
facing Cob Webb were turned into plush
There was no danger, however, of the
girls "fraternizing with the customers"
since they remained a safe 100 yards away.
But students under 21 were prohibited
from living in the vicinity.
Dirty films replaced the girls during
exam time so they could devote full at
tention to their studies.
Even the flicks had to be seen with bi
noculars. To insure realism, the shades
were pulled over the screens at the mov
Some of the more expensive rooms in
the boys dorm featured telescopes.
The coeds of Cob Webb hotly denied com
plaints that they were spying on the Con
ner boys. "That's not true," one girl pro
tested. "We are honest. If we spied on the
undressing men, we'd pay them for their
Meanwhile, the University passed a
rule allowing faculty members to live in
Con - her. Immediately, thirty PH.D'.s mov
ed into the building despite objections
from their wives.
Several months later, part of Con - her
dorm was converted into classrooms so
students could receive first - hand instruc
tion on "Marriage and the Family."
In fact, the Chancellor himself soon de
cided to move his office into Con - her.
And once he established himself there,
he suddenly discovered he had to spend
more time working late at night.
But by this time, the girls had already
been evicted from Cob WTebb so that they
could be replaced by Playboy Bunnies.
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Letters To The Editor
No Mail In The Sunshine
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
"Neither rain nor hail nor sleet nor
snow will stop these couriers from com
pleting their appointed rounds.' v
So what gives? "If's a beautiful sunhyV
day, but the postman's creed doesn't say
anything about his completing his appoint
ed rounds in sunshine. Evidently that must
be what stops ths postman to South
Campus. It's almost tomorrow and we're
still waiting for yesterday's mail. We've
heard of being slow and the Christmas rush,
but this is ridiculous.
See Game. Not Drunks
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
The following is an answer to Mr.
John J. Foley's letter of Dec. 9 in which
he complains about "certain specific in
stances" at a basketball game which make
the title "Carolina Gentleman" ridiculous.
He feels that the time has come to "ex
plode" the "myth" of the " 'Carolina Gen
tleman.' " :
For the purpose of drinking, some at
tend a game. In order to watch these get
-drunk, others do the same.
The drunks, while being obnoxious, at
least know who's ahead.
Mr. Foley, ignoring the game, listens
for ugly words said.
"Mr. Foley, what's the score?" some
one kindly asks.
"Don't ask me the score," he says; "I
am busy counting flasks."
I agree, Mr. Foley, it's bad for a fan
to be loaded.
However, not the "myth" of the Caro-;
lina Gentleman, but your ways need to be
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'Dixie9 Must Go
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel:
Today, one of my professors said that
Dixie is dead. Unhappily, he is not yet
right. The Old South, with its archaic ideas
and lost causes, like the hooked fish, is
now putting up the last desperate strug
gle before its inevitable engulfment into
the twentieth century. It is only a short
matter of time until its complete loss of
The waving of the "Stars n' Bars," the
"Fergit, Hell!" plaques, and the mesmeri-:
zation by the song "Dixie" are in the
same class with the nauseating harangues"
of George Wallace, Robert Shelton, etc. The:
deification of such symbols by certain stu-'
dents is a fleeting attempt at reinstating,
their rapidly dying ideals. :
To ban these symbols, as has been sug-:
gested, is, however, as ludicrous as the'
symbols, themselves. It doesn't seem like'
too long ago that I was haranguing aoubt a
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