Wednesday, February 7, IS S3
THE DAlLv TAB HEEL .
i. laiaruM Jam s From Bottom
75 Years of Editorial Freedom
Bill Amlong, Editor
Don Walton, Business Manager
Just what is a university all
about? This is a question you keep
asking yourself again arid again as
you watch the demonstrations at
Duke University against Dow
Chemical Company's recruiting on
Is a university a place where
you come to learn? And if so, to
learn what? To learn everything,
including how to juggle chemical
compounds so they'll become
napalm and herbicides? Or to learn
that wars are evil and ruinous and
must be stopped?
Both sides of the question were
presented at the. door- to the1
engineering building at Duke Mon
dayone side by the picketers, the
other by the administration.
The persons picketing were op
posed to Dow's coming to campus
to lure graduating engineers into
the firm, a firm which does a very
big business in the manufacture of
tools for chemical warfare. Dow
manufactures napalm, a jellied in- v
cendiary which sears the flesh of
Viet Cong guerilla and Vietnamese
child alike. It also manufactures
herbicides, which U. S. troops use
in their defoliation efforts.
These things, many persons
sthink, are so evil that a university
Should have no part of them, hot
even by letting such a company's
recruiters come on campus.
Further, the Duke protestors are
opposed to Duke's ownership of
3,100 shares of Dow stock.
The university, however, con
siders that it has an obligation to
help its engineering graduates find
jobs, and makes no moral distinc
tion between Dow, for instance,
and an architectual firm. They
leave it to the senior to decide
where he wants to go to work but
give him as many opportunities as
possible to choose from.
Who is right?
'ANOTHER FACET of the ques
tion of what a university should be
about, is the defining of the term
"Free Speech," which everyone
seems agreed should exist on any
Does freedom of speech con
stitute alio wing anti-war
demonstrations to disrupt such
things as Dow's recruiting efforts?
Or does such disruption constitute
a breach of Dow's right to freely
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Policeman Witli Club
. . . freedom of speech?
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Pamela Hawkins, Associate Editor
Wayne Hurder, Managing Editor
Kermit Buckner, Advertising Manager
present its pitch, to the graduating
Does free speech mean keeping
demonstrators outside the
engineering building the door of
which was blocked by a Duke
Police officer armed with a billy
To whom should freedom of;
speech be extended on a university
campus? To just the students and
faculty? To the non-students and
students and faculty jnembers
from other schools, such as the
ones from UNC-CH who
participated in the Duke
demonstrations? To the radio,
television and newspaper reporters
who were denied entrance to the
engineering building during 'the
And who should make the
ALSO, YOU ASK, how
responsive should a university ad
ministration be to its students'
If students don't want Dow on
campus, should the university let it
But, just how many students are
there who don't want it? Are the
protestors merely a mil ita nt
minority who 'are unrepresentative
of most the students? Are that
many of the demonstrators even
students, or. is a significant portion
imported from off campus?
Further, how can the ad
ministration find out how most
students feel? By listening to the
opinions of student leaders, who
are by definition atypical? By
paying attention to rallies and peti
tions? By conducting a referendum
on such an issue as Dow's
Or by just not really caring
what students think.
These are questions you ask
yourself when you see such a
demonstration as the one they had
You ask yourself the questions
as you watch an engineering stu
dent squeeze through the group of
picketers on his way to the Dow in
terview. He believes what he is
doing is right, but the guy he asks
to step aside and let him through,
he thinks the student is about to -become
an accomplice to a war
You ask yourself as you see a
cop standing at a classroom
building door, blocking people from
entering with his night stick
(painted with the school colors).
His club and revolver n somehow
don't seem to fit into the kind of
free speech debate that should be
going on at universities.
You ask yourself as you stand in
the administrative offices, where
the demonstrators are sitting-in,
and listen to a dialogue between
demonstrator and administor. The
administrator belongs on the cam-
pus, because that is where he
works. The demonstrator is a field
worker in South Carolina for the
Southern Student Organizing Com
mittee. You ask yourself just who
this group is, what business do they
have at the University.
Maybe when there's something
like the Viet Nam war at stake,
then technicalities and formalities
about who goes to school where
don't count. Or do they?
Those are the questions. The
answers don't come easy. Or do
they? You figure it out .
By DICK LEVY
Hinton James is a great big Ex.
The only difference is that in James
you can organize more than just an
academic course. You can form any ac
tivity you want.
The response has been rapid and
enthusiastic. One student offered to run a
chess tournament. More than thirty peo
ple signed up.
Another wanted to form a group to
present movies at least once a week.
On Wednesday -the . James Ex
perimental College will open. Several
students have submitted course outlines
and four courses are already meeting in
The ideas are becoming more and
more creative. One resident wants to
hold a sports car rally this spring.
Another is forming an experimental
theater group. A third is going to give
James a rocket 'force capable of striking
anywhere in South Campus.
Other students are organizing
seminars or speaker programs.
February's calendar already includes
debates on the Draft and Black Power
and discussions or rush, drugs, and the
campus judicial system.
Facilities are also being improved. Pool
and ping, pong tables are being installed
this semester. A free juke box will be put
in next week. Televisions are being
ordered for every other lounge. Weight
lifting equipment land mats for wrestling
and judo are being looked over.
In addition, private 'funding will be
sought for a library-study complex and
for construction of four seminar rooms.
And James Gov. 'Bill Darrah is heading a
group trying to bring about South Cam
THE RESIDENCE College System has
jogged slowly along for two years. Why
the sudden burst of , speed in Hinton
The reason is simple: students are ,
being offered the chance to organize and
participate tin whatever activities most
interest them. No longer will their
elected officials attempt, or even pro
mise, to run everything (themselves. .
In short: of a student wants
something, . he'd better do something
about it himself rather ten rely on a
Letters To The Editor
To The Editor:
We would like to broach a subject of
considerable interest to basketball fans in
this area, namely the socaUed Atlantic
Coast Conference Tournament. This
"classic" was supposedly devised to
determine the best team in the con
ference by a process of single-game :
elimination. Time and again, however
this has proven not only not to be true'
but also detrimental to the conference as
First of all, there is ah obvious fallacy
the assumption that
play-off can better determine the true
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In the past, leaders have assumed that
students are apathetic. Bill Darrah and I
disagree. We believe that, given a chance
to act independently, without red tape,
student initiative will be limited only by
This reliance on decentralization and
student initiative were the lessons learn
ed from studying similar systems at the
University - of Massachusetts and
Harvard. It is this method that produces
success, and whether you have certain
. . scheduled
Fraternity rush begins this weekend
and for some 700 or so freshman,' it's a
time to get spooked. The lines are . in
credibly long, the houses are jammed
with both brothers and rushees, names
are impossible to remember, hands get
sore from shaking, and confusion runs
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champion than the rugged 14-game
regular season schedule, in which a team
plays every team twice.
Secondly, even if the best team
manages to win the Tournament, it is
still exhausted 'from the grueling three
day grind, which puts It at a distinct
disadvantage in the Eastern Regibnals,
where the opposition is normally fresh.
Last year, for example, our own Tar
Heels -were obviously fatigued by the
time they got to Louisville. It is evident
that the Tournament does not help the
performance of A.C.C. teams in higher
In some cases, the best team in the
conference does not even end up its
representative. For example, in 1965
Duk, with a national ranking of number
3 was clearly the class of the conference,
but was upset by weaker N. C. State, a
team which was immediately destroyed
inv the first round - of the Eastern
In conclusion, we feel that the Tourna-
OT1t ripsmte its vaiue LU UlC muj-
grabbers, is an outdated farce
hPr of major conferences
-i:m;otinn nlavoffs has now been reduc
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fairness to the fans, the players, and to
the Conference as a whole, the A.c.c.
should reduce this total still further.
Stan Olson, y
Ed Sale, .
programs or even whether, colleges are
co-ed, though of course these things
Physical facilities are important, but
not vital per se. The builders of South
Campus have placed burdens on the
Residence Colleges bv providing such
sparce and poorly equipped
But these can be overcome, as James is
What" has really held back progress is
the attitude of some student leaders that
everything has to be done from the top by
Hall's Calendar Includes Many New Activities
by James' program of student initiated activities
Well remembering the situation a cou
ple of years ago-which I finally decided
was hopelessL-iI talked to IPC chairman
Randy Myer last week 'in search of a few
helpful hints on how a freshman can
make it through rush and come up with
To The Editor:
Once upon a time, there was a beard
ed minority who had definite ideas on one '
of the most pressing moral problems of
the day. They knew they were right. They
could cite their constitution, their holy
books, and court decisions to support
their 'views. Butjthey were a minority
and felt that the majority would cot sup
port views they knew to be right.
Admittedly, they were a sizeable
minority and had fairly good represen
tation in their legislative body;' but they
still did not feel that morally correct
views were being adequately protected.
" Of course, since they were a minority,
the elected leader of their country did not
agree with them. They held demonstra
tions, some so violent that he had to
change his travel schedules to avoid
them. Even this did not seem . to be
enough to vindicate their views, and
being a minority, not thinking they had
adequate representation, and being cer
tain they were right and the majority of
the country was wrong, they felt direct
action was justified.
They fired on Fort Sumter.
Michael D. Lea,
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a few central committees. Assuming stu
dent apathy, these leaders in fact create
it. Such a system is inherently less ef
fiecient than cr.e based on mass partici
pation as in James.
From now on, activities in James will
be originated from the bottom, by the in
dividual students. If the last week is any
indication, the results should be fan
tastic. THE AUTHOR: Dick Levy is cne
of the originators of the program
the house of his choice without getting
Jxtally psyched out in the process.
First, said Myer, don't worry about it
when you go through that long line at the
front door of every house you visit and
you, can't remember the names of all the
brothers. They know that you'll be hitting
from 10 to 20 houses 5n three days and at
about 60 brothers per house, that's a lot
of names and nobody expects you to
remember them alL
Next, Myer said, is to keep an dpen
mind about it all. Don't narrow your
. choice of houses too soon. Ee sure to visit
?aU the. houses from, whom you get- in
mtations:This1sari IFC regulation which
has never been enforced, but Myer said it
might be someday. Besides, the logic
behind the rule is to see to it that you '
have as broad a view of as many bouses
as possible before you start the elimina
Myer suggests that all rushees plan on
visiting 14 or 15 houses during the three
days at the beginning of rush. This
figures out to about one hour per house
(during which you, of course, can't get a
complete picture) so be sure not to dally
AFTER THE FIRST three days of
rush, which will inevitably be exhausting,
go back to two or three houses you found
most to your liking, based not upon what
you've been able to pick up about the
house's reputation on campus, but upon
what you think of the men in the house
and how well each house's interests seem
to correspond with your own.
This fourth day of rush, which is
Wednesday, Feb. 15, the separate houses
will tell you whether or not you have been
accepted into that house. If there are
more than one of your liking which ac
cept you, don't tell them about it until
Thursday. There's no need to tell them
Wednesday and it's an important choice,
so don't rush it any more than the
schedule forces you to.
By Thursday, you have to make your
choice. Go to that house and get welcom
ed into the team. You'll get a little ribbon
to wear around, but don worry about it;
you'll get a pledge pin for that house in a
day or two.
Above all, be relaxed and be yourself.
It's a lot of pressure running from house
to house and meeting hundreds of possi
ble lifetime brothers and there is a
definite tendency to try to be impressive.
But that's what it comes off like trying
to be impressive.
There are always more openings than
rusnees, almost so everybody who wants
to pledge a house can do so. True, a
given house may fill its quota and then
some, but if you can manage not to effect
any false pretensions, you'll find it works
out much better overall. And the chances
of pledging That Special House will be
much better if you do.
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