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November 8, 1970
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Opinions of The Daily Tar Heel are expressed on its editorial page. AH
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THE DAILY TARHEEL
Tom Gooding. Editor
Poor Scheduling Award To the
Carolina Theatre and the Carolina
Union for both playing Goodbye
ASPCA Award to the girl who
gave her German Shepherd dog a
drink out of the first floor water
fountain in the library
The It's All Pink On the Inside
Award-To The Daily Sketch of
London that picked black actress
Diana Ross as the second sexiest
woman in the world.
Brave New World Award-To the
shopping store in Milan, Italy that
is replacing Santa Claus with a
computer to offer shopping advice
to parents who don't know what to
get for their children for Christmas.
Political Hack Award-To Student
Legislator Alan Nagle, who spotted
the editorial staff of the DTH
leaving the TV room at TLP after
watching election returns and
asked, "You mean to tell me that
all you cats came over here to
If You Can't Stand The Heat
Award-to the people petitioning
for better treatment for U.S. pilots
who napalmed Vietnamese civilians.
Ncn-Partisan Award-To the
freshmen who have filed two
complete slates of independent
candidates for class elections. Now,
students can vote a straight ticket
for the independent party of their
Good Idea Award-To the UNC
Campus ministers who are
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78 Years of Editorial Freedom
Tom Gooding, Editor
Rod Waldorf Managing Ed.
Mike Parnell News Editor
Rick Gray Associate Ed.
Harry Bryan Associate Ed.
Chris Cobbs Sports Editor
Frank Parrish Feature Editor
Ken Ripley National News Ed.
Terry Cheek : Night Editor
Doug Jewell Business Mgr.
Frank Stewart Adv. Mgr.
The time has come to put down on
paper some wide and varied thoughts
about this past week's political scene.
Like many others, I'm sure, I've gome
from vibrations of fear to exhilarated
relief to puzzlement and anger, and back
Take the end of the electoral
campaigns, for instance. In San Jose,
Calif., President Nixon was pelted by a
barrage of rocks and eggs, none of which
struck home. The scene, as described in
the news media, comes close to suggesting
the President wanted, and indeed helped
provoke the attack.
From Time magazine, Nov. 9 issue:
"He clambered onto the hood of his
limo sine. Face hard and chin jutting out,
he sto'cd in the glare of television lights;
he spread his arms and waggled his fingers
sponsoring a "Conversation and
Food" gathering at the Baptist
Student Union every weekday for
Movie Critic Award-To
actor-activist Jane Fonda who
suggested people "boycott" her
sex-sensationalized motion pictures
The Get In. Line Today Award-To
all those students expecting to see
John Sebastian Nov. 20.,
The Conservatively Speaking
Award-To Jessie Helms who refused
to speak to the 95A class on the
grounds it might justify Rennie
The Won't You Ever Learn
Award-To DTH News Editor Mike
Parnell who swallowed the line
about the appointment of a new
chancellor hook, line and sinker.
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The Total Awareness Award-To
Larry Little, Winston-Salem Black
Panther Chief, who had to ask a
bystander the name of the campus
at the beginning of his address to
Poli Sci 95A on Friday.
The Perfectionists Of The Week
Award-To DTH Managing Editor
Rod Waldorf who constructed a
beautiful front page one day this
week and then had to come back to
the print shop because he forgot to
put in the nameplate.
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in his "V" salute. That's what they hate
to see,' he remarked."
Political journalists had warned young
"radic-libs" against just thins kind of
attack for weeks. And, sure enough,
Nixon used the outburst as the basis for
his strongest attack on revolutionaries
"This was no outburst by a single
individual," said the President. "This was
the action of an unruly mob that
represents the worst in America."
In PhoenixAriz., Nixon got down to
specifics. The President's fight for law
and order, "requires men in Congress who.
will work and fight for laws that will put
the terrorists where they In-long -not
roaming around civil society, but behind
As usual. Vicc-Presiden! Agnew got
Rocco Mudd. chairman of Students
for an Apathetic Society, today released
the results of a wide-ranging poll on the
attitudes of UNC students.
Mudd. who has a long history as a
political activist, was formerly a member
of such now-defunct organizations as
Concerned Citizems Committee to Draft
David Eisenhower, and the Concerned
Citizens Committee to Free Mickey
"We got the idea for this project from
H. L. Mencken, who once said. 'Nobody "
every went broke underestimating the
intelligence of the American public,"
explained Mudd, "and from the Firesign
Theatre, which once said, 'Give them a
light, and they'll follow it anywhere "
"After mingling with the local
primates for the last two weeks,"
continued Mudd, "we are more convinced
than ever. I predict an overwhelming
triumph next spring for Los Iracundos."
Entitled the Mudd Report, the poll
started out with a series of questions
designed lo test the student's knowledge
of the campus. The questions and answers
were as follows:
I. Who is Tom Bello?
b) Lou Bello's father-2 1
c) Mafia hit man-1 5
d) Minnie Mouse's co-star in "Goofy
Meets the Gay Liberation Front"-17
2. What is the Honor Code?
a) The code which entrusts students
with enough responsibility for the
Student Stores to install hidden
b) The code which entrusts students
with enough reponsibility to have
bookcheckers at every door in the
c) The code which enables professors
to take coffee breaks during exams-34
3. What happens when you break the
a) Get kicked out of school 9
' b) Get higher grades-8 1
c) Get lower phone bills-10
4. What is the function of student
a) To give the University something to
brag about in its admissions
b) To get a bunch of fools into
graduate school 31
c) To give the Tar Heel something to
fill up its front page with 28
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into the act: "It is time to sweep that
kind of garbage out of our society."
My fear before Tuesday's elections was
that the American peoples were
responding to that kind of jibberish. So I
worriedly glued myslef to Walter
Lronkite, bnc Sevareid, and Co
watch the returns.
By the time CBS had signed off
Wednesday morning at 3 a.m., most of
my fears were gone. For the time, at
least, it seems as if the voting masses' are
going to reject what has been termed
"politics of fear."
My worst trepidations of the
mucy-discussed drastic swing to the right
So I was relieved. A little faith was
restored in the electoral process, and the
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d) To channel off excess enenry thai
might be going to something
5. What is your main complaint about
a) High prices 3 IT
b) How come I don't get one of their
6. What do Morehead Scholars mean to
a) More heads 133
b) More Chi Psis-263 '
c) Harder work, and more of it -61
7. What, does the UNC football team do?
a) Plays 'em one at a time-27
b) Tires to stop the big play-323
c) Beats any given in the ACC on any
, given day. and vice versa -4 13
The next series of questions concerned
1. When will we leave Vietnam?
a) When the moon is in the seventh
sign, and Jupiter aligns with Mars-55
b) When the chickens come home to
Soul Food: Being
Being a Christian on campus is
sometimes like trying to keep an egg in a
As Christians face a bewildering array
of new facts, encounter open and often
caustic challenges to the things they
believe, and find themselves living in a life
style quite removed from that of home,
faith often just seems to seep away.
And the results are often just as messy
as a broken egg. Loss of faith can lead to
disillusionment and cynicism, confusion,
and in those moments we think about
A lot of people blame this loss of faith
among students on the college
environment, and one of their solutions is
to retreat to the cloistered confines of a
But I can't go along with that. To me,
belief that can't face honest scrutiny,
pollapses under hard questions, and is
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sensibility of the American public. Note
that I said "a little." The relief, however,
Background: About a month ago,
Rennie Davis spoke to Political Science
95 -A and a few (?) others. He spoke
about the repressive policies ot tne
U S -supported Thier-Ky regime in 2oum
Vietnam, and of almost unbelievable
atrocities against those who spoke out
against government-approved policies.
e A generally disbelieving audience
heard David speak of a new peace
proposal in Vietnam, one completely
unpublicized in the U.S. The. plan could,
he said, end the war and American
involvement in it almost immediately.
At best, the audience was skeptical. As
he cited few sources, I was among those
most skeptical of his information.
ci We are out: President Nixon
withdrew a!! the troops by June 30. ju!
like he promised -24' 7
2. Who is Spiro Agnew?
a) Works behind the grill at
b) A household word, like Drano-CiO 3
c) The President of the United
3. Give the full name of one Black
a) Free Huey Newton-503
b) Free Bobby Seale 503
4. Which of the following quotations best
describes your relations uith the police?
a) "They beat me and they hit me and
they told me thev don't like me."-Frank
b) "The policeman is not there to
create disorder; he is there to preserve
The last series of questions dealt with
morality. The questions were posed as
1. Suppose you woke up one morning
afraid of challenges if belief that is
running scared. If these beliefs are that
bad, they need the scrutiny, the
questions, the challenges that confront
them on campus.
The crisis of belief and faith that
blisters many college students is not
necessarily the college's fault. The belief
may not be all that worth saving.
Nothing exposes a shoddy basis for
faith better than challenging it. And there
are, plenty - of faiths that are shaken by
exposure to the "real world." Faith based
on legalistic morality. Faith based on
mouthing pious platitudes and going
through "rituals." Faith based on some
"other-worldly" sense of identity. Faith
based on fanatic anti-intellectualism. And
there's lots more.
The faster such "faith" collapses, I
believe, the better, especially if we think
that such faiths are Christian. They're
"I used to have faith once," a guy told
me late on night. "But Most it." He went
on to explain how he had been brought
up as a good "Christian" only to find out
later what he had learned meant nothing
to the way he felt or lived. So, he said, he
ditched it in search of something better.
Oddly enough, he later found what he
was looking for. He became a follower of
Sound strange? It isn't. The problem is
that it's getting hard nowadays to figure
out what Christian faith really is. Too
many churches, though fortunately not
all, have substituted for Christianity a
weird kind of "Churchianity." A
powerful Gospel is strained into a ritual
creed; the warm relationships Christianity
offers between man and God and
between men are replaced by form and
legalism. Christianity becomes a
one-hour-a-week proposition, and ceases
to be a daily reality. And not only is the
whole thing unreal and unmoving, it's
The guy who became a Christian
hadn't changed his mind about the way
he saw the church, but he did see some
things about Christianity that turned him
He saw, first, that Christianity is based
on love. Not the sentimental or cold
formal love that keeps cropping up, but a
warm, yet involving kind of love. The
kind of love where we place the other
person above our own selfish interests.
The kind of love that expresses itself not
in words but in action.
The Gospel message of Jesus Christ
proclaims that God loves man and wants
to have a relationship with him -a
personal, love-filled relationship. "But
Suddenly, things began to fall into
place. Friday afternoon, Jane Fonda,
speaking to that same political science
class and many others, reiterated Davis
story almost verbatim.
(To those who marvelled at the
unbelievable similarities in the speeches
of Fonda and Davis, Miss Fonda
explained later that the two had gotten
their information from the same sources.)
My feelings of puzzlement begain to
arise. Either there is a conspiracy
abounding to radicalize American youth,
. I rationalized, or our government is
keeping the public entirely in the dark.
My inclinations favored the latter of
the two possibilities.
It was at this point that I began to get
angry, and even a little afraid. Nixon's
alter a wild parts . and (God Jorbid)
realized thai you had smoked ,i "reefer
the night before. Wtui would you do?
fi) Check tor needle marks on m
am? -73 .
h) Write to Dear Abby to find out if I
were hooked -103
c) Find the no-eood hippie who
burned me with the oregjno-533
2. Suppose you're out on a date. V hat do
you want to do?
a) Get a little nooky on the vdc -43
b) Develop a pSatonic relaJionsfup-23
c) Never got any (a), don't know what
(b) means-5 23
) 3. Suppose you woke up one morning
after a w ild party, and you get a call from
a sorority girl who tells you that you put
your tongue all (he way in her mouth the
previous night. She now fears that she is
pregnant. What do you do?
a) Wash her mouth out with ammonia
and pray -573
b) Marry her-13
c) Become hysterical with
God shows his love for us." the Bible
says, "in that while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us." And not only docs
God love man, but God's love working in
and through our lives makes it possible
for us to love other people in the same
"Beloved, if God so loved us." John
wrote, "we also ought to love one
another.. .if we love one another, God
abides in us and his love is perfected in
But this guy also saw that Christianity
means freedom. He saw that god is not
interested in having us follow any stern
set of rules, but in having us mature in all
our relationships. Christians are not slaves
to legalism, but out of their relationship
to God they are free to be themselves.
Christians are not bound by what others
think they should do; as they strive to
follow the teachings and examples of
Christ, they are free to do what they
think they should do.
x And, finally, he saw that to become a
Christian does not mean we have to leave
our brains behind. When he confronted
the historical claims of Christianity, the
life, death, and resurrection of Jesus
Christ with all its implications, he found
that he didn't have to respond to any
mythology based on emotion, but to
concrete claims that required questioning
and then intelligent decision. He also saw
that Christianity offers 'a rational,
intellectually respectable way of looking
at himself and the world around him. One
that not only recognizes and exposes the
sickness of the world, but offers an
answer to it. One that deals with the
reality of death and the significance of
The Christian faith, he found, as all
Christians find, was that powerful faith
he so badly needed in his life. But he
didn't find it easy, nor always
comfortable. He had to re-examine the
faith he had been wrestling with.
And he had to break a few eggs.
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political strategies were generally
reacted, but still too many" people
M'tchell AgneW- ad-Martha
Taking the possibility that people like
Rennie Davis and Jane Fonda are tellin
the truth, one could venture that this
autntIhin trouble When pePle lear
that their government is "pulling the
wool over their eyes," as I'm becoming
more and more convinced is the case thai
government is in big trouble.
Isn't this supposed to be a free
country? Aren't ih
j men i me American neonl
entitled to hear the who story Pf P'e
oldTNlxonSti,Cah PiiSn SUSgeSt that the
old N xon is back ,n action. "Tricky
Who does he think he's fooling