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Opinions of The Daily Tar Heel are expressed on its editorial page. AO
unsigned editorials are the opinions of the editor and the staff. Letters and
columns represent only the opinions of the individual contributors.
Tom Gooding. Editor
Wednesday, December 2, 1970
Officers couild shed.
Two U.S. Army officers will
speak on campus tonight against
ROTC and the Vietnam War.
Both officers, First Lieutenants
Cornelius Cooper and Dave Vaught,
are 1969 graduates of West Point.
Cooper was the second graduate of
West Point to apply for a
"Conscientious Objector" draft
classification. However, these men
are hardly what could be called
left-wing agitators and their
statements should provide UNC
students with an interesting
perspective on the ROTC issue.
Following the speeches a march
will be held to serve an eviction
notice on the Naval ROTC Building
as a protest against the war.
The protest is particularily
Today is the second day of
A large number of students have
already gone through the process of
telling their advisors, or being told
by their advisors, which courses are
to be taken this spring.
For those who have yet to dare
to tackle the monolithic
bureaucracy of general college
advisors and Hanes Hall, The Daily
Tar Heel offers the following list of
suggested courses. Not all of them
are completely without work, but
they are all as close as we could
come to the perfect slide.
For obvious reasons we'li skip
certain departments: Aerospace
Studies, Chemistry, Botany,
Zoology, etc. The School of
Journalism is omitted, not because
there are no easy courses there, but
because the editors hope to
graduate sometime in the near
Anthropology. Lot of reading, but
basically an all-nighter before
Art 30 Introduction To The
Study of Art History. An
Classics 75-Greek Civilization.
"The achievements of the ancient
Greeks and their contributions to
the modern world in art,
Drama All of the slides have
been removed from the catalogue,
except for Drama 51 (Acting).
English 42 Movie Criticism.
This course used to be called "Free
Flicks 42." It's also offered as
Music 41 Music Appreciation:
General Survey. Course teaches
something about music if you know
nothing and requires only minimal
78 Yean of Editorial Freedom
Tom Gooding, Editor
Rod Waldorf Managing Ed.
Mike Pamell News Editor
Rick Gray Associate Ed.
Harry Bryan .
Chris Cobbs .
Ken Ripley . .
. . . . Associate Ed.
. . . Feature Editor
National News Ed.
John Gellman Photo Editor
Terry Cheek Night Editor
Doug Jewell Business Mgr.
Frank Stewart Adv. Mgr.
relevant because of President
Nixon's recent aerial invasions of
North Vietnam. ROTC provides the
military with nearly two-thirds of
its new officers, officers trained in
the most efficient methods of
running a military operation-the
most effective way of killing the
Consequently, the removal of
ROTC would severely hamper the
ability of the U.S. government to
wage offensive warfare.
We do not feel the University
should provide grounds, buildings,
bodies or tacit support to an
institution such as ROTC.
Thus, we encourage all UNC
students to support the eviction of
ROTC from this campus.
Philosophy 20 General
Introduction to Philosophy. Read
the introduction to each chapter as
outlined in the syllabus, and don't
cut until you find out how the
particular instructor feels about
Physical Education 41 or 42 A
course in personal and community
health. Forty-one is for men; 42,
for women. Usually have to be a
senior or junior to get in. Demand
41 Introduction to Government in
the United States. A lot depends on
the seminar instructor, but with
any knowledge of U.S. government
a B is nearly certain.
RTVMP 45-Critical Analysis of
Radio, Television and Motion
Pictures. Basically an appreciation
course in the electronic media.
Any course in the Department
of Recreation Administration, a
department established for
somewhat dubious reasons, not all
of them academic.
Education 41 Education in
American Society. This course
teaches you how to teach the
courses listed above.
These are just a few of the
courses offered by the University
that are not much above the high
school level academically. They will
require some work, but not much.
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AOT eXACTLV WHAT
I got a bit drunk Monday night.
Actually it was more than a bit drunk.
It was a lot drunk.
But there was good cause.
Monday wasn't one of the all-tirne
It started off all wrong and didn't get a
I was planning to get up early, go to all
my classes and start this three weeks off
on the right track, recovering from a poo:
track record the week before
But then I realized that Monday was
the first day after a vacation which
usually means that there will be much
rain and mud in Chapel Hill, not to
mention biting cold since the temperature
always drops 20 degrees after
When I woke up thirty minutes after
my last class begins and looked out of the
window, there the sun was, shining
brightly and warming the earth. It was
almost like spring except all of the trees
Then there was the hassle of putting
out a paper for Tuesday morning.
Grover B. Proctor
It finally happened.
Nikita S. Kruschev has had praising
words for the United States.
Should we sue for defamation of
The New York Times News Service
has come out with a story about the
second installment of the former Kremlin
leader's memoirs, in which they quote
him as saying, "I don't think it's ever too
late for a new generation, which will soon
replace the current leadership of our
country, to cast objective light on the
beginning of the war World War II."
Khruschev is concerned (conscience,
maybe?) over the fact that "our historical
works have perpetrated an illusion"
concerning the role of the Western
Powers during the second World War. It
seems that Soviet historians have given
the impression that the Red Army was
the main force of strength against Hitler.
Nikita knows different. He sees that
this (like other tripe coming out of Russia
these days) is contrary to his own
experience as a governmental leader
I think it is quite significant that
Khruschev should be directing his attacks
against the "new generation," who he
feels has rejected traditional and
historical truths in favor of that which
they choose to believe. The same thing is
happening here, too. So let's examine
what he says and see how it fits into our
conception of history.
He makes two distinct points. One to
the Western Powers' credit and the other
to our eternal shame. And yet, he appears
to be quite correct in each.
First, he proceeds to dispel any doubts
concerning the effectiveness of Russia
during the war. He explains that Stalin
hoped to play one side (ours) against the
other (the Germans) in hopes of coming
out on top. When France fell, 2d the
French were predicting the wringing of
England's neck like a chicken within a
few weeks, Stalin's "nerves cracked."
Luckily for us and Stalin, the French
were wrong and Churchill, as usual, was
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listening to all of the complaints, writing
headlines, making sure every ore knew
about the style changes.
Then I had to decide where to eat
dinner. I eliminated all of the restaurants
in Chapel Hill. Durham and Raleigh and
then went to Harry's because it was the
only place open by the time I decided
where I didn't want to eat.
And then I made the mistake of going
home to try to go to sleep.
That's all I wanted to do. honest.
Just walk in the apartment, open a
beer, watch the news and go to bed.
No such luck.
The red neck that lives nearby was
waiting on the sidewalk when I went in.
Just as I started to put my key in the
lock he called out, "Hey, do you live
Like an idiot, I figured that most
people would automatically know that
anyone putting a key in a door probably
lives or works behind the door so I was
(Looking back, I see that I could
probably have said, "No" and gotten
Khruschev' s appraisal correct
Far from being the "bulwark" of
strength in the Allied cause, Stalin folded
like an accordian when Hitler invaded
Russia. According to Khruschev, he
refused from that time forward to accept
responsibility for what happened at the
front. He says, "I noticed that Stalin's
signature did not appear on a single
document or order."
This first part isx quite first rate, I
believe. It shows an objectivity on
Nikita's part seldom seen in any leader,
active or retired. Maybe the United States
could take a few lessons from this and
examine objectively, for once, such
incidents as the Boston Massacre, that
city's infamous Tea Party, the War of
181? or Wilson's war in Mexico. A few
Last week Mel Laird announced that
U.S. raiders had struck at an empty POW
camp near Hanoi. This announcement
came on the heels of news of massive
bombing raids on North Vietnam,
allegedly against anti-aircraft sites
(military sources in Saigon have admitted
that one target of the raids was supply
depots near the Ho Chi Minn Trail). Why
the sudden burst of activity against the
One possibility lies in the coincidence
in timing with consideration of the
Cambodian aid bill by the Senate. Laird
has offered the Senate a choice of "blood
or money" unless this bill passes, the
U.S. will cease withdrawals from
Vietnam. Now he. may be attempting to
further pressure Senate doves by some
exemplary escalation. This bill is crucial
to Nixon's policy announced at
Guam-of continuing U.S. imperialism in
Asia by paying Asian armies to do our
fighting. If the Senate is unwilling to pay
away with the bluff. But fate was not to
"Yeah." I answered in all innocence.
"I'd hke to talk to you a minute." he
said, rolling his shoulders like Elvu
Presley always does just before he gets
into the fight in the restaurant, tearing
the place to shreds and completely
defeating ten waiters and four cops.
I walked back up the stairs to see what
the guy wanted, thinking that he might
be someone trying to convince me to pve
up my lease and let him move into the
apartment since the guy W3S obviously a
poor grad student who had been looking
for an apartment for him, his wife and
two kids for four months and had heard
that my lease was expiring in a month.
Then he started complaining about the
Bach that was playing on the stereo the
"You going to wake me up tonight?"
he wanted to know, emphasizing his
words with the same Elvis roll to the
"I don't know if what 1 do tonight is
going to wake you up," I said, trying to
surprises would be found there, too.
The second point Khruschev makes,
while still as objective, is nevertheless
another black mark on our nation, the
supposed Bulwark of Freedom (a title it
should hold). I quote from the memoirs a
"After the war I frequently heard
Stalin speak about Eisenhower's
generosity.. .Eisenhower held his troops
back, allowing our troops to take Berlin.
If he had not done this, the question of
Germany might have been decided
differently and our own position might
have turned out quite a bit worse."
Yes, the question of Germany would
be quite a bit different. Germany might
not be divided today. Was Churchill, who
named the Iron Curtain, the only one
smart enough to realize its danger? What
these mercenaries, then Nixon may have
to go back to using Americans, despite
the political costs.
Or, Nixon may be using the emotional
POW issue to whip up public support for
escalation which will occur regardless of
the fate of aid to Cambodia. The U.S.
military in Saigon is contemplating an
assault on southern Laos on the scale of
the strike into Cambodia, if the political
costs at home can be made acceptable
(Washington Star, Nov. 27, 1970).
Bombing of the North may be resumed
on a continuous basis, as more U.S.
troops are withdrawn and the air war
intensifies to support remaining U.S. and
Saigon forces (Greensboro Daily News,
Dec. 1, 1970).
The cynicism with which Nixon is
using the POW issue is readily apparent.
Public' statements by returned
prisoners -released through the U.S.
anti-war movement-have spoken of the
good treatment they received. Nixon has
never uttered a word about the grim
treatment accorded Vietnamese prisoners
To the Editor:
I watched a man die early Saturday
morning. At an all night dance, designed
to promote Black-White relations, a
black man was stabbed to death. I stood
amazed with my date outside the Student
Union watching a man die in his own
blood on a cold brick walkway.
I do not know the particulars of about
the knifing, nor of the total incident
involved. The purpose of my letter is to
convey to those who were not at the
dance that a man died who might well
have been saved.
A good friend of mine was dating a
medic, who examined the victim and
voiced the opinion that if the victim was
not moved immediately, he would
probably die of shock and excessive
bleeding. It was obvious that the man was
losing an incredible amount of blood very,
I find it hard to believe that no
ambulance was available for this dying
man to be transported a full one-half mile
to Memorial Hospital. I find it hard to
believe that a flock of policemen stood
by to let this victim lie bleeding as much
as thirty or forty minutes before finally
shoving him into the back seat of a police
Had the police acted more efficiently,
James Cates could very possibly have
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"We'll see about that," he said,
grabbing the front of my shirt, pulling me
towards him and landing his right list
soundlv on the left side of my fjce.
He then threw me down the stairs and
ran to his apartment.
I bounced off the wall, went to the
steps and picked up my glasses, walked
into the apartment, opened a beer and
proceeded to forget all about the news or
bed for a while.
was the executive command which lost
one half of a nation to Communist
control for the last twenty-five years?
In short, when did we lose the concept
that the only politics based on reality is
that centered around the best national
interests of the country? And will we
never regain it?
No wonder the same news service
came out the same day with an article
containing the following statement,
"Brezhnev gave the Soviet people an
optimistic picture of the international
scene." That picture will remain
optimistic for them until we in this
country realize that a solid, unified front
against encroachments on national liberty
is the only method to insure freedom as
we know it in the West.
U.S. troops have taken and handed over
to the tender mercies of Saigon.
Nixon states that he has been unable
to make any progress on the prisoner
question through negotiations. Small
wonder! It takes unprecedented gall for
one side in a war to demand the other
unilaterally release its prisoners while the
war continues. Release of POW's
normally takes place as a part of a general
peace settlement-a type of negotiation in
which Nixon has shown no interest. The
recent peace initiative of the Provisional
rejected by Nixon's tools in Paris-makes
explicit mention of the prisoner in
One thing comes clearly through the
contradictory mass of charges and lies
emanating from Washington: Nixon is not
ready to end the war. He defused it as an
issue in the election by seeming to
promise that he would, but he is not
ready to deliver on this. The war will end
when the American people force the
Washington regime to end it and not
I find it hard to believe that the police
left the scene of the knifing to walk a
good ways away from the crowd and to
congregate, leaving the victim unguarded
in the midst of tens of violent,
hot-headed, and fired up youths, who
stood shouting at one another around the
stabbed man's pool of blood. I expect
something more from my police.
I am no doctor, but I believe that the
knifed Black man could have been saved
I find myself wondering that had the
viciim oeen a white college
wouia ne nave waited so
long to be
I am thoroughly disgusted with the
amouiance service and the
regarding this fatal stabbing.
Joseph K. Daley
Pine Grove Mobile Homes
To the Editor:
Thank you both-author
publisher-for the story about
country, Colombia a ".ntastic n1r,
It certainly tells the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth-about
the American shortmindedness.