4 The Daily Tat Heel Wean sn.u :t ber 2 1977
Best seller list
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.V Illusions: The Adventures of. a
Reluctant Messiah Richard
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8. The Path Between the Seas
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'Always Next August'
New book rural, fun
Always Next August b I nomas Wallers
is a refreshingly delightful juvenile tale about
three Raleigh youngsters who spend their
summer vacations with an uncle living so far
back in the North Carolina mountains "that
his neighbors piped the sunshine in and the
moonshine out." (Moore Publishing Co.
Durham. N.C. 1 66 pp. $6.95)
In a time when so many adolescents, in
both life and literature, are haying troubles
with dope and sex and juvenile deliqucncy.
it's very pleasant to find some who can
actually have fun weeding the garden,
making cucumber pickles, reading books,
feeding the cattle and embarking on a
summer-long treasure hunt that brings
Walters grew up on a farm near Conctoe
in Edgecombe County, got his A.B. degree
from Carolina in I958 and then his Ph.D.
from Duke. He is an associate professor ol
English at North Carolina State University,
has written several books and is active in the
North Carolina Writers Conference. He
even illustrates his own books; and Always
Next August has some 30 or more black and
white sketches ol the three children and their
mountain adventures. One ol them was
posed by his real-life wife. Linda, an expert
photographer and his real-life Aunt
Clemmie. who used to make him "scratch"
lemon pies and feed him scuppernongs.
So Walters knows a lot about rural North
Carolina life and transfers it to his
completely charming book. His fictional
voungsters (Bob. Linda and Scott) are so
natural and credible that they might be youi
own children or your own brothers and
No matter how dull school might grow in
the winter, these youngsters know that
"always next August" they can lake oil to the
Smokv Mountains and Carpenter's Knob
and visit Lmlc Marsh and Aunt Clemmie
neai the village ol Wrinkle Creek.
liy WALTER SPEARMAN
Always Next August
bv Thomas Walters
It offers professional development and
must be a U.S. citizen
although the minimum age it 18 years, very few applicants
under 20 have the skills and experience necessary to qualify.
must meet medical and legal criteria
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emphasizes language and cultural studies
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optional life insurance at minimum rate
personal satisfaction and overseas career development
NEEDED: People with experience or degrees in:
Education, especially mathscience
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Engineering, especially Civil Engineering
Nutrition, Home Ec (Degree required)
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INFORMATION: Student Union, Oct 11-13
I xtra vacation spice is added to then
summers by their annual attempts to solve
the mystery of the "family treasure"
reportedly lelt by their great-grandfather
belore he was killed in the Civil War. Clues
were reputed to be found in the portrait of
the great-grandfather painted by his wile.
The picture included the old man's banjo, his
watch, two strange-looking boxes and a
scroll with mysterious words on it. The
search for the treasure runs all through the
book and provides supense from chapter to
By stretching out his clues carefully
Walters manages to get in a lot of writing
about daily life in the mountains: drying
apples, fishing, stringing red peppers,
listening to tall mountain tales, attending a
watermelon festival (where Linda won a gee
haw whimmydiddle) and their friend Mr.
Savage won a pig by climbing up a greased
pole) and climbing nearby mountains. The
youngsters meet some eccentric mountain
characters, fuss and feud all loo naturally
among themselves, help their uncle and aunt
around the house and eat an enormous
amount of good old mountain food.
This illustration is from Always Next August, a new novel for young readers written
and illustrated by North Carolina author Thomas Walters.
Irish poet reads here today
One of Ireland's most accomplished
young poets. Eilean Ni Chuilleanain. will
present a poetry reading today at 4 p.m. in
223 Greenlaw Hall. The event is sponsored
by the Department ol English and the
Graduate English Club.
Born in Cork City in 1942. f ilean Ni
Chuilleanain was educated at I'niversity
College Cork and at Oxford. She is now a
lecturer in Trinity College. Dublin, where
she is at work on a series of poems about her
Ms. Chuilleanain has published Acts and
Monuments with the Gallery Press in
Dublin, winning the Patrick Kavanaugh
Award for the volume in 1973. Her second
book. Site of Ambush, further enhanced her
reputation, earning for the Gallery Press the
Irish Publishers Award in 1976. Her first
American edition. The Second loyage,
published by the Wake Forest University
Press, contains selections from the two
earlier collections as well as new material.
Chuilleanain's poetry displays controlled
feeling and unusual dreamlike imagery.
According to Peter Fallon, editor of the
Gallery Press, there is "a range of reference
in Eilean Ni Chuilleanain's work that is
possibly unique in Irish poetry and for which
her poems are all the more accessible." She is
f urt her noted as "a poet of remarkable power
and technical skill."
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attitudes as another reason the honor
system is faltering. "I think that in
the culture there is an overall change in
moral standards. What was 50 years ago
accepted as 'right' without question is
quite open to questioning today.
"What in sociological circles is known
as 'middle class morality' has lost some
of its strength and vigor, so that there is
a lessening of commitment to the old
time social mores."
Another reason, says Cansler, is an
increased pressure for good grades.
"The pressure lor good grades to get
into graduate school or professional
school is exceedingly strong. If a student
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Student Body President Bill Moss
sees the breakdown of the honor system
as a result of less adherence among
students to a "code of the South."
"It's all tied up with a 'code of the
South' type thing," Moss said. "Being a
Southern gentleman was a high honor
to be vigorously defended when the
Honor Code was put into use."
Moss says the Honor Code was based
on a value system of white males 100
"But in the past few decades, campus
population has ballooned from around
4.000 to over 20.000," Moss says.
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students than there were during the
white male early years of the Honor
"There's been a sort of moral laxity
during the past 10 or 15 years. The
amount of adherence to this 'code of the
South' has been greatly reduced."
Both student and University officials
agree that the circumstances
surrounding the Honor Code are
different than when it was formed. The
surveys taken on student adherence to
the Honor Code serve to confirm this
The COSC has prepared a series of
proposals that are meant to alleviate the
problems concerning the lack of
adherence to the Honor Code. These
proposals now are being considered by
both the Campus Governing Council
and the Faculty Council. If approved,
the proposals will go into effect in the
spring of I978.
Next: The proposed changes in the
SCHOOL OF LAW
A representative of Boston
University School of Law will
be on cmpus to talk with
prelaw students on
Wednesday, October 19, 9:30
to 11:30 a.m. Further
information is available in the
Office of Career Planning and
MIAMI (UPI) Ronny Zamora's
defense attorney filed a motion for a
new trial Tuesday, claiming the 1 5-year-old
youth was denied a fair trial because
the judge refused to permit testimony on
the genreal effect of television violence
Zamora was found guilty last
I hursday of first degree murder, armed
robbery, burglary and possession of a
weapon lor the June4shootingdeathof
his neighbor. Elinor Hart.
I he nine-day trial received
widespread attention because of the
unusual plea that Zamora was insane at
the time of the crime because of
"prolonged and involuntary subliminal
intoxication with television violence." It
also was the first murder trial to receive
gavel-to-gavel television and still-photo
coverage as part of a year-long
experiment ordered by the Florida
Zamora faces sentencing Nov. 7 by
Circuit Judge Paul Baker. The state did
not ask for the death penalty, but the
youth could receive a maximum
sentence of life imprisonment without
parole for 25 years.
Defense attorney Ellis Rubin's
motion listed 1 2 rulings by Baker that he
considered legal errors.
But Rubin's main complaint focused
on Baker's refusal to permit testimony
concerning the effect of television
violence on children in general. The
attorney objected particularly to Baker
prohibiting Dr. Margaret Thomas from
testifying, and portions of planned
testimony from Dr. Helen Ackerman.
Both had been subpoenaed as experts
on "television induced insanity."
After the trial. Rubin said Dr.
Thomas's testimony was "the heart of
The National Poetry Press has
announced that the closing date for the
submission of manuscripts by
undergraduates is Nov. 5. Any student
attending college or junior college is
eligible to submit his verse. There is no
limitation as to form or theme, but
shorter works are preferred because of
Each poem must be typed or printed
on a separate sheet, and must bear the
name, home address and college address
of the student. Entrants should also
submit the name of their English
Manuscripts should be sent to the
office of the press, Box 2 1 8, Agoura,
Calif. 9 1 30 1.
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