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THE DAILY TARHEEL
September 30. 1970
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- c Opinions of The Daily Tar Heel are expressed on its editorial page. All
unsigned editorials are the opinions of the editor and the staff. Letters and
"-columns represent only the opinions of the individual contributors.
Tom Goodirg, Editor
Judicial Reform Report lists
j offenses in the Code of
nt Conduct that carry the
zmm penalty of disciplinary
jiciplinary probation permits
Jnuation of the relationship
:un the student and the
27sity while prohibiting the
ist from officially representing
University or from participating
'2ay extracurricular activities
t membership in fraternities,
ities or special residential
:3ements and selection in
St seems a bit paradoxical for the
jtistration to accept that a
srptA could commit an offense
ims enough to warrant
'C J;lpfinary probation and still be
t 'rsqted for a campus honorary,
isever, we applaud their
-fortunately, the sanctioning
tTZ of the penalty also contains
C52ause: "For the duration of the
science the student will carry a
social I.D. Card which has the
cfTsst of prohibiting attendance at
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, News Editor
Gray Associate Ed.
jy Bryan Associate Ed.
Cobbs . Sports Editor
Brank Feature Editor
I ija Ripley Nat. News Editor
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entertainment or sporting events or
the exercise of voting privileges."
This clause can be considered
only a pathetic example of the
ridiculous pettiness of the entire
concept of a
The offenses which carry the
above sanctions are equally as
obtuse as those carrying the penalty
of expulsion. Those offenses are:
"Disorderly conduct on
institutional premises or at
Why can't instances of
disorderly conduct be handled by
"Trespass upon University
housing units, offices, classrooms or
This clause can be interpreted to
read "any student who is in a room
occupied by a member of the
opposite sex after the
University-approved hours of
visitation is considered guilty of
trespass upon University housing
units and can then be given the
sentence of disciplinary probation."
This clause establishes visitation
violations as offenses against the
university community and would
require student courts to try those
. Students can only call for
total rejection of this section.
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regulations promulgated by
In other words, student courts
would be forced to try students for
any and all violations of residence
Thus, if the University, the
"appropriate authority," considers
it a violation of residence hall
regulations to operate a hotplate a
student could be placed on
disciplinary probation for a
This clause also has direct effect
over violations of any open house
These provisions place the
student court system in the
position of. being the enforcer of
the administration's dictates.
Consequently, we reject this
entire section of the Judicial
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Somehow there seems to be a great
futility to worry.
Getting upset doesn't do any good. It
doesn't change anything.
It only makes your conscience more
Last spring, it felt good to sit at this
same desk and write a column screaming
for the students on this campus to stay
away from their classes, to strike and tell
somebody, anybody that would listen,
that we didn't want anything to do with
their bloody war in Southeast Asia, that
Cambodia was a country that belonged to
the Cambodians, not the U.S. Marines.
This fall, no one really cares about last
It's forgotten by everyone except the
media and the legislature and the
The only ones who remember,
Grover B. Proctor
Imagine the situation. The Bad Guys
muster up all their courage, world
prestige, propaganda, and-lest we
forget their ovemhelming numbers.
They are whipped into a frenzy and have
Big Guns placed in their hands by
outside, non-involved Trouble Makers.
A Big Fight is in the making. You can
feel it in the air. The Bad Guys are going
to completely obliterate the Good Guys.
But here come the Good Guys. like a
veritable David facing Goliath. Their only
outside help being a Silent Partner in the
background. Everything looks bad for
them. They are outnumbered,
surrounded, in hostile territory.
Wait! The battle is over and look how
quickly the Bad Buys go running away,
licking their wounds, and calling the
Good Guys names!
I will be willing to bet that by now
you thought I was talking about the
Arab Israeli situation back in 1967. Not
Conservative of America, chalk up one
victory. Mr. Agnew has triumphed again,
and this time even the vanquished
acknowledges the loss.
The Vice President's recent interview r
on David Frost's national television
program, with several members of the
nation's college corps on hand to try to
show him to be the bumbling candidate
we throught him in 1968, proved that
sanity, thought and reason can still be
shown superior to irrationality,
emotionalism, and personal vendetta.
Unfortunately, we in this area were
unable to see this fireworks display, due
to network pre-empting. A few glimpses
can be had, though, by reading the
Liberal syndicated columnists, which our
local papers are full of, and trying to read
a little sense into their gnashing of teeth.
The topics of conversation turned to
many areas, not the least of which were
Kent State, Cambodia, the hardhats vs.
peace demonstrators in New York, etc.,
and even with what would seem to be
such "embarrassing" topics, Mr. Agnew
came out with flying colors. This need
not be such a great surprise, since many
Americans have been saying all along that
the Conservative had nothing to fear in
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remember the strike because they want to
keep it from happening again.
Others don't remember because they
are afraid of it.
If they remember they will have to do
something they pledged to do the minute
they went to the first rally, struck the
first class, marched in the first march.
The strike was an emotion that had
been building up for a long time. Like
Woodstock it happened once and will
never happen again.
Sure, there are some who will spend
two weeks this fall knocking on doors or
stuffing envelops or making telephone
calls for their local congressmen.
But that won't do any good.
No one will listen.
They don't listen to the voices, they
will answer our guns with more and
better guns of their own.
Frost Show Triumph:
these subjects mainly because our
answers are based on reason and logic.
And more often than not, the other side
Thank goodness there are men like Mr.
Agnew to advocate our position so
However, the real test of the duel
comes not in the verbal battling during
the program. The clincher appears in the
statements made by the student
participants after the taping. Gregory
Craig, a Harvard graduate and Yale Law
School student, is quoted by Liberal
columnist Mary McGrory as saying, "Of
course, he won. I had no idea he was so
crass and controlled and unflappable. He
was completely different from the way
he's been on the campaign."
Quite a list of attributes he gives
Agnew's style. But is he really so
different "from the way he's been on the
campaign?" I submit that he is no
different it's only that for once the
campus crowd was forced to sit down and
listen to all he said, not just what they
wanted to hear.
To put the fitting finish to this
American melodrama, the students,
according to McGrory, moping after the
ordeal, accused various circumstances of
causing the disaster, i.e. the format of the
program, David Frost, etc. It was evident
to one prominent member of the panel
who actually squared off the Vice
President that none of these were valid
To The Editor
Mr. Lentz's editorial in the September
29 Tar Heel was disturbing. The illogical
arguments of his article must be
In Mr. Lentz's glowing history of
student government at Carolina he leads
off with a report of the Dialetic Senate
and the Philanthropic Assembly of the
19th century. These organizations are
correctly described as having "quite
literally governed themselves through
an orderly, democratic system." The
reason for this policy of
selfetermination was quite naturally
that these men of the 1800's were able to
govern themselves. They forged strong
pillars in heated debate, and then
accepted the responsiblities as well as the
priveleges of self-rule.
Mr. Lentz states that somewhere in the
transition from these traditional
assemblies to our present "government?"
we have lost our power of self-rule. This
is correct and perhaps rightly so. We need
only examine Mr. Lentz's next statement
to see why.
Mr. Lentz says that the current
controversy on visitation has several ways
in which to develop:
1) The Legislature may back down and
return to the mil-que-toast obscurity
of the past. This doesn't seem quite
consistent after Mr. Lentz's glowing
description of the past, but I suppose
it means something to him.
2) The administration may back down.
I would guess that this means Mr.
Lentz would like the administration to
cease to fulfill its stated purpose of
governing and assume a new one of
3) The administration may enforce its
of ideal student government of a by-gone
era; "...and quite literally governed
If the first or third direction is taken
Mr.- Lentz none too subtely suggests
iicnvedience. Now wis go
massive u.u wT description
back and re-quote Mr. Lentz s a v
AD of our screaming feels good, and as
long as we don't really expect anyone to
listen, then they let us scream all we want
And eventually you scream so much
and accomplish so little that something
snaps, and like John Dos Passes you begin
yelling at everything.
And you die.
Have you screamed at the walls until
even they turned and walked off, you die.
And what have you accomplished?
YouVe spent your life not liking
Even the scotch you drink before
dinner is bitter.
Your reality becomes an exist ience of
cynicism. Nothing is funny anymore, and
all you can do is yell and curse at the
stupidity around you.
And the stupidity doesn't go away.
Eva Jefferson, president of the
Northwestern University student body,
who received the brunt end of several
Agnevian jabs, was quoted as saying, "It
wasn't a conspiracy, it was our fault."
Quite well thought words, these.
Because the pages of the DTH found it
unnecessary to publicize this
confrontation of generations and
opposing ideologies, I though those of
you who frequent this column, be ye
friend or foe (or in some notable cases,
both), would find some recounting of this
interesting. Mr. Agnew has never really
been anything but quite outspoken on
those principles and ideals which he holds
as most important. His performance and
subsequent triumph on this one occasion
should not surprise anyone. And maybe,
just maybe, the students themselves were
not really surprised after all.
I hail this particular incident not
merely because a verbal battle was won,
but for much more substantial reasons. It
was the opportunity for the open
discussion of views which we Americans
are so famous for and fond of. And it
seems that Conservatism has proved its
Thank you, Mr. Agnew.
By the way, the UNC campus should
also beware, since on December 9 we will
be hosting a far more eloquent and
outspoken Conservative, William F.
Buckley, Jr. Setting the stage for a
confrontation? One wonders if the Left is
so masochistic as to provoke another.
Column 'Illogical 9
themselves through an orderly,
democratic system." What is this
hypocrisy in our own Daily Tar Heel?
Why Mr. Lentz even goes farther. He hints
that if an undeserving student legislature,
caught up in pet projects of student
politicians does not get its way, that next
time a problem arises there may be
trouble. There is more. He hints, no, he
openly advocates violence. Violence that
disrupts the educational process of
thousands who are here for just one
thing, an education.
Please excuse this play on your words
Tony, but students who do not permit
themselves to be logical, do not permit
themselves to make one bit of sense. And
Tony, you don't make a bit of sense.
1634 W. Granville
Agnew Should Keep
Nose Out Of Books
To The Editor
Wake up students! According to Spiro
Agnew in Sunday's Charlotte Observer,
you are sleeping in an academic jungle of
irrelevance. In studying the problems of
your society, you are neglecting your
responsibility to "ivory-tower"
indifference. Agnew's axiom of relavance
would involve detaching yourself from
'the outside world and devoting yourself
to impartiality, emerging as graduates
to solve the problems of humanity, clad
in an armour of "moral character." The
question then arises: If, Mr. Agnew, we
detach ourselves from our world and
become efficient machines of
indifference, will we have the motions of
zeal and compassion when we confront
the problems of our world? We are
students and according to Mr. Agnew
So you try to run from it.
You look somewhere eke for the
intelligence, for the life you've been to! J
since birth is yours for the taking.
If Washington and Jefferson and
Jackson and Lincoln don't have it, maybe
Marx and Engles do.
But you find they don't have it either.
So you look for it some more.
Try looking in the books, in
Shakespeare, in Hemingway, in Faulkner,
in Dickens, in Shaw, Galsworthy, Brecht,
Heller, Wolfe (both of them).
It isn't there either.
And eventually you have to turn back
to the people you turned from before.
But this time, look for the people in a
Try the mountains of North Carolina,
the "Good Old Boys" who spend their
week nights running liquor and their
weekends running races.
Try the outer reaches of land where
civilization comes only in the summer,
where for most of the year the people
don't care what you do or how you look
just so you don't bother them.
But these places don't have it either.
The people are honest, and where they
live is far removed from the crassness and
corruption of the civilized world.
But their lives are spent in search of
the very things you're trying to escape.
And you being to believe that maybe
there isn't any escape, that maybe all life
is is running, searching for something that
you will never find-like Diogenes.
And in the end you find all you can do
is keep on looking and trying not to
scream at what you find.
The Daily Tar Heel accepts
letters to the editor, provided they
are typed on a 60-space line and
limited to a maximum of 300
words. All letters must be signed
and the address and phone number
of the writer must be included.
The paper reserves the right to
edit all letters for libelous
statements and good taste.
Address letters to Associate
Editor, The Daily Tar Heel, in care
of the Student Union.
should keep our noses in our books, but
he is the Vice-President and should keep
his nose out of them.
Bernie's Hair Fight
A Fight For Students
To The Editor
I wish to make a few comments
concerning Bernie Oakley. First, that
such an obvious political and moral
travesty should occur on this campus is
horribly saddening; that it should be
dumped on an affable, happy-go-lucky
guy like Bernie is doubly disheartening.
Secondly, let us not get hung up on
definitions because some of us have
evidentally not bothered to look beneath
Bernie's bright red beard. He represents
all students at UNC, not just the freaks
among us who frolic around so happily.
He is a Southerner from Burlington. A
Golfer. A gung-ho, rah-rah fan of Carolina
football, basketball, baseball... In short,
he would probably admit to being a
"grit" in every non-harmful sense of the
word. Thirdly, let us make his battle for
personal choice our fight for freedom in
the aggregate sense. If all the Athletic
Director listens to are, authoritative
complaints, then I am convinced the
spectre of boycotted football games or a
resigned football team or cheerleadine
squad will make his exalted jockstrap
uncomfortable. After all, if we do not as
it were, smother these foolish people
now, Bernie will never forgive us. And
more importantly, win we be abte to'
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