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THE DAILY TAR HEEL
Saturday. April IS. 1970
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Opinions of The Daily Tar Heel
unsigned editorials are the opinions
columns represent only the opinions
Tom Gooding, Editor
Tommy .Bello vetoed the
Student Legislature bill calling for
the elimination of funds to several
organizations if the administration
tries students without their
We supported the bill when it
came before Legislature and would
be critical of Bello for his veto
except for the reasons Bello listed
as justification for his action.
"The primary reason for the
Veto was that Legislature should
begin immediately to take a stand
on the disruptions policy. I don't
feel the most effective stand they
can take is to be limited by
legislation passed by an old
Legislature," Bello said.
jij: The students in Morehead
Residence College, .have
xj achieved " an unbelievable feat.
They got - 100 of - the'
residents, except Tor one girl,
i to sign the same petition,
ijij We would have never
believed that 100 of any
section of this student body
: would approve any one action,
x However, all students in
Morehead Residence College
: have signed a petition which
: calls for making the Faculty
: Club part of the facilities of
the college. :
w With such a mandate we
j: feel that the University Space
and Planning Committee,
jij: which meets Monday to
5 decide the fate of the Faculty
Club can only respect the
g wishes of the residents of
6 Morehead Residence College.
Students Need Lenoir
The -cam pus wide' food
preference survey, conducted by
Vice Chancellor J.C. Eagles, showed
substantial support for on-campus
The results of the survey
indicated that students who will be
here next year plan to get more
than 60 percent of their meals on
These findings present quite a
paradox in view of the dismal
support that on-campus food
facilities have received from
students in the past two years. In
fact the support has been so
miserable that two organizations
have abandoned operations here in
The explanation presented for
this low patronage is the quality of
food served. We are assuming that
the students who responded
favorably to an on-campus food
facility were presupposing there
would be better food.
The survey also showed that the
greatest degree of support was for
dorm snack bars. However, Lenoir
Hall received a surprisingly high
level of support.
In light of the student support
we feel the administration should
maintain Lenoir Hall as an
on-campus food facility and should
improve the quality of the food
'served- there. This will provide
are expressed on its editorial page. All
of the editor and the staff. Letters and
of the individual contributors.
We hope the new Legislature will
immediately begin an investigation
into both the student courts and
the disruptions policy and take
action on them. We strongly
encourage the new Legislature to
take a stand that insures that if
student courts are to exist they will
have judicial autonomy.
"When we do take a stand it
should be a joint stand. The
judicial, executive and legislative
branches should get together and
take a stand on this bill," said
The issue at stake is vital to the
students on this campus and we
agree with Bello that before any
action is taken all factions of
Student Government should be in
agreement. It is essential that
students present a united front to
the administration and the Board of
Trustees concerning the autonomy
of student courts.
Bello has already planned a
session between the various
branches of Student Government to
decide what action should be taken.
"I personally am committed to
insuring the autonomy of student
courts. I do not feel that cutting off
funds to the courts and the
attorney general is the best way to
insure the accountability of the
student judicial process to that
body that will ultimately be able to
revise the present disruptions
policy," Bello said.
The , disruptions Jolicy; come s up
for reconsideration at the July
meeting of the Board of Trustees'. It
is essential that all factions of
Student Government have a
uniform plan of action to present
to the trustees.
Students must take steps to
insure the autonomy of the student
courts. A unified plan of action is
the best method presently available
to bring improvements in the status
of student courts.
By his veto Bello has assured
himself a better bargaining position
when he goes before the Board of
Trustees. We will just have to wait
and see if any "bargain" comes
from the board.
However, we hope all factions of
Student Government are prepared
to take action to abolish student
courts if they cannot be
students with on-campus food
facilities as an alternative to town
We also feel that Chase Cafeteria
must remain open for ' South
78 Years of Editorial Freedom
Tom Gooding, Editor
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. .Night Editor
Years ago, Walter Lippmann offered
the following dilemma:
Suppose a columnist working at Lis
desk. Across the way, a woman starts her
daily voice exercises, and soon the writer
discovers something strange: his
concentration, under the influence, of
music, is turning into a sort of runny
liquid. Half an hour from deadline.
He telephones the woman to stop, but
she refuses. She says her singing so
seldom bothers anyone that she can't
consider the fault hers when it does. And
isn't it her right to sing in her own home?
If her neighbor can't cope with ordinary
distractions, he can always move to the
Can you settle the dispute without
infringing on someone's privacy?
How Lippmann did it, I don't know,
never having finished his article. The
whole proposition seemed specious.
I mention this "dilemma" because, in
many ways, it resembles the visitation
question, as student leaders seem to see
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Busted 'Herb' Remembers
A Night At Fraternity Court
My father couldn't sleep for a week
after I was elected President of Pi
Lambda Phi last spring. He called to tell
me all the problems I was going to have.
"No hassles, Dad. If I don't want
problems, I don't have to have them."
Fifty-one weeks latert And after
worrying about social schedules, alumni
acivity schedules, athletic schedules, bill
payment schedules, pledge project
schedules, garbage collection schedules
and other miscellaneous schedules, I was
ready to glide through my last week as
Thursday night. I remember climbing
into the bed around -one p.m. after
posting the schedule for the next week's
elections. Lights out. Soft music on the
stereo. Eyes closed.
"Gross! Get her!" Something outside
sounded like the day the Mets won the
world series. I jumped from my bed and
ran to the window. About forty PIKAs
across the court were screaming with
laughter, running around in their
underwear, yelling obscenities. Fifty
Sigma Nus came onto their porch to see
what was happening.
I called down to one of my Pi Lam
fratres. "What's going on?"
"PIKAs are having a Pig Night!"
And then I saw her. A PIKA was
leading her to the Sigma Nu house. Three
hundred pounds stuffed into a bright red
dress. She was carrying two teddy bears
under her arms. A PIKA was pointing a
fire extinguisher at her. WOOSH! Four
men lined up and dropped trow as she
passed. Her face remained impassive. A
Sigma Nu went out and took her arm
from the PIKA like an Olympic relay
racer. Into the Sigma Nu house, she
disappeared. Hundreds of fraternity men
were rolling in the yard with laughter.
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In either case, there's an apparent
confrontation of rival rights which no
mediation can resolve; reasoning out the
dilemma only leads to confusion and a
paralysis in the administration of law.
.The fact is, you can get infinite
paradoxes if you're willing to assume that
the world is populated solely by
inveterate, uncompromising idiots, cr
that we live in a society in which laws,
not men, must settle everything. Just
deny that rights have gradations of
applicability, or that reasonable men can
ever decide priorities when rights come in
apparent conflict, and you can start
It's this sort of attitude, I think, which
has led student leaders into their present
stand on visistation.
They say it should be voted on by
those who will be affected by it, pointing
out that unless you get majority consent
on each floor, you may end up in a
situation in which some lone visitor
violates the Carolina gentleman's right to
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"Three In the Attic" and haven't the
foggiest idea what's going on, let me
explain: One of the great advantages to
living in fraternities is the outlets they
provide , for releasing frustrations. You
can pitch on the softball team, or drink
beer with the guys; and then again there's
"Kg Night." Some fraternities hire a
"professional" to come in and "release
frustrations." The poor frustrated
brothers then commence to commit
atrocities on this poor lady's body and
person. And the next day everybody is
happy. The lady has her money. The guys
In any event, I got myself dressed, ran
down the stairs and outside.
"She's behind the Nu house!"
We all raced around the back of the
Sigma Nu house. There she
stood somewhat frightened furiously
clutching her Teddy Bears. More fire
extinguishers. More obscenity. More
Finally she found a kindly-faced soul
who escorted her out of the bedlam. The
Pi Lams walked back toward our house.
The Nus and the PIKAs remained in their
respective back yards. As we reached our
porch, 15 blue flashing lights appeared at
the top of fraternity court. The police
cars stopped in front of our porch. We
were the only ones in sight since the
others were still behind their houses.
Two of Chapel Hill's finest walked up.
IH call them Tom and Jerry.
"I want to see the President." said
Tom looked to the 15 or 20 of my
fraternity brothers standing behind me.
"If you guys don't shut up ... " and then
he directed his words to me, "I'm going
to lock you up!"
There is something about brotherhood
that is indescribable. It was this
something that, as Tom issued his
warning words, gave me a lump in my
throat and a chill down my back. There
was a brief silence. The temperature
dropped ten degrees. Then, from behind
"Arrested? All right! Piller's going to
jail! "Pigs! Pigs!"
The hairs on my arm bristled. "Now
wait a minu ..."
"Pigs! Pigs! All right! Bye Piiler! Well
bail you out!"
I bit my lower lip. "Come on guys.
Let's get inside!"
But they were laughing and Tom and
Jerry weren't and it was too late. "All
right." said Tom. "Let's go."
And so, my head hung, they took me
"Aren't you going to tell me that
anything I say can be held against me?" I
"Anything you say can be held against
you." said Tom.
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lounge down the hails in his jockey
shorts. And then, think of the gents
moral senbinties when they find out
that one of their number has a sleep-in
ah ahem . . . friend.
What shows most dearly in their
position is that student leaders have no
clear-cut conception of what a right is or
cf what it is certainly not.
In LJppmann's dilemma, for instance,
the woman might have been disturbing
the peace: evidence, in the form of her
neighbors' opinion, was required. But no
individual can require unearthly quiet; no
one can properly demand ' that his
neighbors cease their normal activities to
comply with his hypersensitivity.
Similarly, a man sitting at his
typewriter cannot be construed as
disturbing the peace, even if his neighbors
are convinced that he should be doing
something better, and riot over it. It
simply is not their right to barge into his
The viistation question, then, is this:
which right predominates the right to
walk the halls in one's underwear,
unmolested by the eyes of visitors, or the
right to have visitors in the privacy of
one's room; the right of your neighbors
not to be morally offended by what you
do, or your right to live by your own
Campus conservatives, at least, are
consistent on this issue. They want to
vote on visitation, just as they want to
vote on every individual right.
President Bello, on the other hand,
tries to steer a middle course. For him,
everyone's claim has its own validity, but
he opts for a vote on political grounds.
It apparently is a time-honored
tradition in student government's dealings
You don't have to be a young radical
any more to be subversive. The
Establishment adult world has been
subverting the minds of little children for
And the method is ingeniously simple
and subtle. We've probably all been
subverted in some degree without even
What could be more innocent than a
group of children deciding who is "it"?
1 t o i r
'Tom," I said. "I don't think you
handled that very well."
An hour later they released me on my
good behavior. I had been charged with
an ordinance in Book 6-page 812 as
amended, and told to be in court April
22nd. I walked out the police station's
door and breathed the free air. Waiting
for me were my loyal fraternity brothers.
They carried me into fraternity court on
their shoulders and others stormed out
with posters "WELCOME HOME!",
"WHAT A MAN!", "OUR HERO!"
First thing I did when I got inside was
to call home and wake up my father.
He'd been sleeping soundly.
Lacrosse, Not Visitation
Is Really 'Spring Thing'
To the Editor:
As the SG Frexy bellows "visitation"
To a very reluctant Administration
He claims in a voice that really sings
Visitation not lacrosse is the new
Yet the Carolina stickers disagree
Having just blasted ECU 13-3
And proclaim to all Tom Bello too
Lacrosse's the Spring Thing, no matter
what you do
Finley Golf Course Road
Writer Protests Budget Cut
Of UNC Fine Arts Festival
To the Editor:
In the budget recently passed by the
Student Legislature, $1,500 dollars was
cut from the Fine Arts Festival. I find
this measure a little disturbing. Of course,
I'm just a freshman and I'm not really
aware of the financial needs of all the
campus activities and organizations. Still,
don't you think that the legislators could
have spared a little money from some of
the other appropriations for the sake of
the fine arts?
Since I'm not really experienced in
these budget matters, I cannot make any
lofty judgment about the relative
importance of the various organizations.
It seems, though, that some of the
activities which received a lot of money
shouldn't mind a little belt tightening so
that all of us here at Carolina can enjoy a
better Fine Arts Festival.
with the administration to assume that,
since they must compromise in the er,d
anyhow, they need only ask for half a
loaf in the beginning.
This was President Albright's policy en
double jeopardy, and the result was tlu:
the student body passed an absurd
referendum which com p remised them
without bettering their bargaining
position one bit. Bello seems tent on
following the same course on visitation.
Hell reduce student demands and dest: v
the legal and philosophical validity of his
position, merely to show his flexibility.
But the visitation issue is an ur.usuaV.v
clear one. If people must, they can strt
the floors nakedbut they have no
business trying to regulate anyone's
passage on that account. If there is a
impropriety, they commit it.
So on the moral issue. No one has the
right to make another conform to hi.;
moral standards. Not outside the
University and there 'is no reason t.-v
assume the situation is any different
That's why it is so saddening to e
student leaders bumble around about
this. There is no need to persist in seeing
visitation as a tangle of rival claims: there
is no need to call on a vote as the ieat
offensive way to settle the issue.
Rights are always oFfensive to those
who feel a personal interest in running
other people's lives. It's time student
government acknowledged this for the
purpose of action, not compromise.
And it is time, also, that student
government realized that the
administration is not the final arbiter on
these questions. The courts are and it's
there, not at the bargaining table, that SG
should be serving its constituents.
What could be more common, affecting
nearly every childrens' game?
Or more deadly.
That children choose an "it" is in itself
subversive. Highly discriminatory and
causing anxiety and fear reactions, being
"it" can damage little psyches (much like
the present draft lottery does to big
But even more subversive is what the
children are taught to say. For example,
consider the biggest subverter, "Eeny,
meeny, miny, mo. Catch a Tiger by the
toe. If he hollers, let him go. Eeny,
meeny, miny, mo."
This is dangerous subversion at its
worst. Each sentence corrupts the minds
of children, just as the Establishment
"Eeny, meeny, min, mo," for instance,
instills in childrens' minds through double
repetition the value of thinking ,small,
thus crippling their later world vision.
"Catch a Tiger by the toe" encourages
children to be reckless, if not
irresponsible. Worse, it sets a dangerously
bad example: who grabs a tiger by its toe
nowadays? How about subverted radicals
who plunge headlong into confrontation
with clubs and Mace it's all because they
said the wrong things as children.
"If he hollers, let him go," nastily
subversive, permissively encourages a lack
of commitment and negative thinking in
children useful values for the
Establishment to instill in future critics of
the system. They'll discourage faster.
See what I mean? And when the child
who is "it" desperately insists on
continuing "My Mother wants you to be
the very best one," not only is he
reinforcing his selfishness and
self-centeredness, he is perpetuating the
highly discriminatory and competitive
attitudes within modern society as well as
shattering the ego of some child who
can't be "the very best or.e," too.
Another example of the corrosively
subversive things children are taught to
say (often by teachers, Cub Scout Den
Mothers, and Brownie leaders), is "One
potato, two potato, three potato, four.
Five potato, six potato, seven potato,
First, by emphasizing potatoes, the
Establishment is mocking the agrarian
and'fural society, urbani2:ing the children
by default. Numbering and adding onto
. the amount of potatoes fosters the value
of acquiring wealth a healthy incentive
in capitalism as well as encourages greed.
Greed is more strongly drummed into
children (already in a state of anxiety
from the "it" process) by the sudden,
explosive, and conclusive "More."
Very clever, Establishment. I salute
you. I didn't realize subversion was a
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