THE DAILY TAR H
Sunday, March 10,
76 Years of Editorial Freedom
Don Walton, Business Manager
Two Contrasting Images
the volunteer branch of the War on
Poverty is suffering from such
bureaucritic schizophrenia that its
two images are tripping over one
Both of these images the one
you see on the schmaltzy recruiting
posters, and the nitty-gritty one
presented by VISTA's workers in
the ghetto's were brought into
focus this weekend by a conference
of college newspaper editors.
The first image, the schmalty
one, is the picture VISTA officals
feel they must project if they are to
remain in the reasonably good
graces of the ever-so-conservative
Congress. If VISTA can convince
the Seantors and Representatives
that it is doing all sorts of nice
things, a la the Boy Schouts, then
congress will continue to both
tolerate and finance it.
it is this image of VISTA one of a
group of tennis-shoed tennyboppers
with hearts of gold that is also
coming across on college campuses
where VISTA is trying to recruit a
breed of men and women who are
considerably different type than
the volunteers it depicts in its
Congressionally aimed publicity.
i. The result is that VISTA is hav
ing a hard time attracting the kind
of volunteers that it needs.
But just what kind of volunteers
does VISTA need?
To answer that question you
have to look beyond the recruiting
poster and into the reality of what
j VISTA voluntees are doing in the
Actually, the VISTA workers
are helping poor people to learn the
political facts of life - and t o
; organize them into a viable
i political force which will be able to
secure for itself certain basic
rights and protections of the law.
For example, there is the work
being done in Washington, DC.
'I Negro slums by two white VISTA
; volunteers, Ted Smith and Mike
1 Dole, who attended the conference
to explain what it's really like.
Each of the pair is actively
u working to get the people on their
? block psyched up enough and well
i enough organized that they can
begin to deal effectively as a group
: with such persons as landlords,
: who refuse to pay attention to in
; dividual tenant's requests for
I repairs and the like.
In the publicity that vista puts
; out, Dole's and Smith's role will be
referred to as "community
Pamela Hawkins, Associate Editor
Wayne Hurder, Managing Editor 1
Rebel Good, News Editor
Kermit Buckner, Advertising Manager
development," instead of as "com
munity organization," and no men
tion will be made of the fact that
the only way the poor people on
their block will ever get coopera
tion from their landlord will be by
staging a rent strike.
Why? It's very simple:
Congrews doesn't like to heer such
' THE MAGAZINE the aganecy
puts out, VISTA Volunteer, was
also criticized by the two workers,
who said that it fails to deal with
certain problems that volunteers
share. For example, there are all
the myriad social and
psychological traumas that hit a
white girl when she is assigned to a
Negro community and is courted
by Negro guys. Most girls finally
resolve their hangups and date the
Negro guys, the pair said, so why
can't this be spelled out to Mother-:
The answer was a candid ques
tion: What would happen if some
southern Congressman or Senator
got hold of such an issue of the
magazine and began waving it
around on the floor of Congress?
And so VISTA continues to
present two faces and occasionally
to become very confused when it
looks in the mirror and wants to
know which fac is for real.
Some of the public relations
types at the conference referred to
VISTA's maintaining both faces as
"conning the system" that is, more
or less tricking the conservative
white power structure into funding
a means for non-whites to become
aware and organized, and to life
themselves out of the ghetto
POSSIBLY THEY are right.
Possibly that's the only way that
can work, when an agency of the
20th century, such as VISTA, must
depend for funds, on a congress
whose thinking on social matters
often, seems left over from the
Hie only problem, though, is
that when something like VISTA
becomes so conscious of main
taining its 'conning' image, it runs
a risk of deluding not only
Congress, but also the college
students whom it is seeking to
So where is VISTA going from
here? - ,
That is hard to say without ask
ing another question: w(hich
The nominating conventions are over
-and the candidates are all running for of
fice. Student politics once again bloom in
the perennial fashion of nature in spr
ingtime. And as always, there is considerable
doubt this year over whether or not the
average student really knows, enough
about campus politics to have any idea
what really is going on.
If you, as an average student at UNC
find your self wondering about how much
you really do know, here's your op
portunity to find out.
To test and 'r ank your knowledge of
the candidates and the personalities in
student politics, the editorial, board of the
Inject Issues Into The Campaign Com
mittee (HITCH) has compiled the follow
ing quiz. II1TC is a non-partisan, na
tionally affiliated organization.
The tsst which they have compiled
consists of the following, 15 questions. To
determine your score, count one point for
each correct answer. At the end of the
m uohr,... W A &M
Letters To The Editor ,, ' , : .--'V ---' i..,..,... .
Yon Think Women's
To The Editor:
We have read Mr. McGee's letter of
March 7 about the security of women's
dorms witlr great interest, and feel . he
has demonstrated a remarkably callous
and flippant attitude toward the whole
problem of attacks on women students.
We women are the first to admit that
there is always a possibility of. "sex
starved old men lurking behind bushes"
or in basements. This p Q s s i b i 1 i t y
however, has within the past twq weeks
proved to be more than a possibility. It
has become a dangerous actuality.
Frankly, we think the problem does not
stem so much from dorm security,
although that is certainly inadequate, as
it does from the fact that there is a
man or men on this campus suf
ficiently disturbed to be a "prowler". As
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What The Heck
The Fried Bologna
By LOU HECKLER
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
DEPARTMENT Once again it's time to
sing the virtures of the marvelous meals
at Chase and Lenoir. I promised myself a
couple of years ago I would never at
tempt a meal in either v establishment
again, but, alas, I broke down the other
The Student Special hasn't changed
much, has it? I guess there's some com
fort in knowing that you can now get a
lousy meal that used to cost 40 cents for
70 cents. Another dime, and it will be
twice as bad. .
A lot of Air Force ROTC guys were in
Lenoir the other Iday for that nifty keen
fried bologna special. You might say
that's the way to get the food out of the
frying pan and into the flyers.
RAGTIME COWBOY JOE
DEPARTMENT We sometimes get so
involved in what we're doing here at
Chapel Hill that we forget about the ad
vances being made at our sister in
stitutions, in the state. Some of the most
notable moves are being made at State in
quiz, add up your points and rate yourself
according to this table: -
10 TO 15 POINTS: you should rim for of
fice. 7 TO 9 POINTS: You are above
4 TO 6 POINTS: Average.
2 TO 3 POINTS: Below average.
0 OR 1 POINT: Forget it. Don't vote.
The correct answers appear at the
bottom of the column.
QUESTION NUMBER 1: Name all the
candidates for the three major of
fices: President, Vice-president, DTH
QUESTION NUMBER 2. What is
. STRAUCH's real first name?
QUESTION mJMBER 3. What is the dif
ference between Ken Day and
William Howard Taft?
QUESTION NUMBER 4. How are Jed
Dietz' shoes like a ten-story residence
far as we are concerned, the first thing to
do is to catch this person.
We consider Mr. McGee's comments
about women students asking for equality
with men completely irrelevant. In the
first place, women who choose tq live in
apartments off-campus understand that
they will not be in a "safe" dormitory,
and are willing to take responsibility or
By RANDY MYER
Special to The DTH
The campus cheat is a charter
member of every university community,
; always searching for an easier strong
'disapproval, often we must smile at the
clever schemes he devises. I came across
one such case several weeks ago.
On a final exam in Psychology, one in
genious student entered with two blue
books. When the professor" administered
' the exam, our student opened his booklet
and began to write:
. "Dear Mom,
I thought I would write you today to
let you know that my last exam is
over. Actually I'm still in the exam
room, but because I've; finished and
A friend ever there reports that
animal husbandry is his particular field .
of interest. He is ecstatic over being able
to take care of so many different varities
of beasts. '
"I used to just work with cattle," he
said. "Now I herd everything."
KILL THE UMP DEPARTMENT
basketball fever still holds this campus in
its grip, it seems- hard to realize that
baseball season is just around the corner.
Already Walter Rabb's boys are out
.warning up, if that's possible with the
Adnd of weather we've been having.
I asked one of our up-and-coming
'pitchers the other day how his arm was
feeling. "Not too well," he said. "I'm still
in the throws of agony."
BOTTOMS UP DEPARTMENT The
ski fever has 'really caught on here in
North Carolina. Most of us welcome any
warm days that come along, but the
skiiers wish it would remain cold the
whole year around. Whether you head for
Seven Devils or Hound Ears or whatever,
the story's the same: skiing is a great
QUESTION NUMBER 5. Is Lacy Reaves
related to Stev "Tarzan" Reaves?
QUESTION NUMBER 6. Who is the poor
but honest student politico from
QUESTION NUMBER 7. What great
metropolitan daily newspaper did
Sieve Knowlton ever work for?
QUESTION NUMBER 8. What are Dick
Levy's qualifications to the Editor of
the Tar Heel?
QUESTION NUMBER 9. Is' Wayne
QUESTION NUMBER 10. Was it ex
travagant for Student Government to
buy Bob Travis an executive,
mahogany waste-paper basket?
QUESTION NUMBER 11. Who will get 25
write-in votes for Chairman of the
Women's Residence Council?
QUESTION NUMBER 12. Is the
University Party Really dead?
QUESTION NUMBER 13. Will the Stu
dent Party win a majority in the next
ellj i see "Vkey Ucvve.
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their own safety. In the second place,
women students are not asking that dorm
security be in any way lessened. No clos
ing hours does not necessarily imply that
dorms cannot be secured at night. And
the amount of security that present
restrictions give us has been amply
demonstrated in the past few weeks.
We suggest that perhaps Mr. McGee's
Of The Sneaky Cheat
must remain here three hours, I
decided to write now. Please excuse
the stationary, but this blue book is
the only paper I have. . ."
Three hours passed, and when the pro-
fessor' called time, our friend
cidentally" handed in his letter to mom.
Then, carrying both a copy of the exam
and a blank blue book, he hurried back to
his room and looked up the answers in
the textbook. Mailing the completed pro
duct to mother, he sat back to wait for
his scheme to develop.
Sure enough, the expected phone call
came; the pro essor had found the letter
and demanded that the exam book must
have been sent home by mistake. After a
You can always spot those who have
made the weekend trek for - the moun
tains. You know the ones. They come
back on Monday morning with their arms
in splints or legs in a cast or two.
One embarrassed coed from Raleigh
confessed to me the other day that she
had really taken a spill and than she had
( to eat standing up for three days. She
couldn't sit down for the same reason a
locomotive never does: it has a tender
HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
- DEPARTMENT One of Chapel Hill's
- leading barber shops has a new treat for
'all the guys in ROTC. It's a special clcse
cropped cut that sure to please even it
most demanding company commander
The barber shaves off almost all your
hair and then runs a bunson burner over
It's kind of like a furry with a singe on
HOURS IS NOT TO REASON WHY
DEPARTMENT-At long last, the up
perclass women on campus, may get the
freedom they deserve in being able to
QUESTION NUMBER 14. why do th
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QUESTION NUMBER 15. What is urUe
about this column?
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Saf e Huh?
reluctance to take "precipitous action"
because men cannot be prevented from
climbing uninvited into coeds' bds "oc
casionally" stems from the fact that he is
in no danger of being raped.
quick phone call to mother, the unopened
letter was forwarded to the un
derstanding professor, and everyone was
happy: teacher (with the exam booklet)
and student (with the. A).
And the student would have gone
unapprehended except for one fatal slip.
As he walked across campus proudly
relating his exploits to an envious buddy,
he failed to take note of the Chairman of
the Honor Council walking two paces
behind, listening to every word.
The event is true, oc curing at one of
the Ivy League schools, The student was
prosecuted and suspended, and while we
admire his ' ingenuity, we agree
wholeheartedly with the judgment.
select their own closing hours. It would
be a feather in the administration's cap
should it come about.
It's not like the young lasses cannot
take care of themselves. My only fear is
that the men on campus will use the
event as a "blanket privilege."
WORDS OF WISDOM
DEPARTMENT Ever wonder why you
really read the Tar Heel every day? Is it
to keep abreast of the news on campus?
Is it to find out what your favorite cam
pus politico is doing? Probably all of
these and more.
.One thing you've got to admit: The
DTH is readable. An article rarely ap
pears that you can't get something out of.
That's more than I can say for some of
the texts around here, or for that matter,
more than I can say for some of the
"What's the reason? Oscar Wilde has
the answer in his work, "The Critic as
"The difference between literature
and journalism is that journalism is
unreadable, and literature is unread."
So, w hat the heck.