The Daily Times-News from Burlington, North Carolina on June 19, 1965 · Page 4
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Burlington, North Carolina
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Saturday, June 19, 1965
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THE DAILY TIMES-NEWS 707 South Main Street, Burlington. K. C. Published Daily Except Sunday by TIMES-NEWS PUBLISHING CO. Staley A. Cook, General Mgr. Rudy M. Fonvilfc, Business Mgr. A. Howard White, Editor Harry W. Puckett, Mech. Supt Numerous Areas Of Conflict SUBSCRIPTION By Carrlar: 1 Waafc 3Sc Month VIJ1 BY Mail: in Alamanee County, 1 Yaar MM K. C. Tax MC. Tottl Illtt. OutlMa Alamanca County In North CanOna: t Yaar (14.00. N. C. tax «c; Total Outside North Carolina, 1 Yon- 114.00. Ottwr Mali Rataa on Raquaat. Sacond Clue Poataoa Paid at Burlington, N. C. AOVIRTISIIM RATBS ClMflfltd A4N«rtllng Par Lin* II Minimum Chary* 54c Display Atfvarttak« R*to On ftaauM) National Aavorrtstng ftaprwantativaa WARD CWIMITH, IMC. Maw York, PMMafeMa, «o*Wn Chicago. Ootratt, San Franclte* Atlanta, CharWta, Los Angolaa Can* Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at him.--Mark 12:17. As we take just and full measure of all authority, let neither time nor the times press us so hard to render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's that we neglect to render unto God the things that are God's. -- A. Whitney Griswold. 4A SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 19, 1965 An Identity-On A Special Day Somehow, he never is certain how he is supposed to feel on a day which gives emphasis to him. He realizes that he doesn't do all the things he should, and that there are those things he does and shouldn't do. He is embarrassed on occasions when he is asked by a son or daughter for some money, and he simply doesn't have it. But he also feels fortunate that he is able to pay for the shoes and the food and the Christmas presents and for a few days of vacation a year. He looks back over a year and wonders how he did it all, and he's grateful that he has been so blessed. There is embarrassment on occasions when he cannot pay a bill on time. But when this happens he feels an inward satisfaction by not buying that new suit he needs, or some other item that can wait. He is concerned at times by not giving more of his time to the children, and he wonders if they may grow up not knowing him and his feeling for them. Yet, there are many demands on his time, and he knows that there are other duties that also must be met. He works hard at his job, for he has grown up in a period where hard work and honest intent provided its rewards. Those rewards may not always come as fast as they are needed, but his faith has never waivered. Giving his best sooner or later will prove itself, he knows, if for no other reason than in his own personal satisfaction and through a clear He enjoys seeing his companion in life wear her new hat, or show such pleasure in the special attention he enjoys giving her, for he's proud of her. He also enjoys seeing the children tucked in bed at night and lost in the \vorld of dreamland in early morning, for in them he sees the peace and the love and the hope of tomorrow that give him new strength to do what he must and what he desires -- not just for himself but for his family. There is no greater compliment, as he sees it, than to come into the home after a day at work, only to find someone there showing a sparkle and an enthusiasm and a love in seeing him. Neither is there any greater sorrow than in finding himself on occasions having to discipline those whom he loves, but he knows that this, too, is a respon- sibilty. He seeks to be fair, but he often wonders about it when he must exercise his authority. He has the world pushing at him from all sides on some days, and yet the stars shine upon him at night. He literally must fight his way through numerous situations, but there are numerous reasons why he must. He sees them when he gets home. Yes, he's many people as a part of a day and a lifetime. But tomorrow, on his special day, he has a single identity. He's Father. New Value On Making A Study IT HASN'T been many years ago that the best way to kill a piece of legislation was to appoint a committee to study it. But the technical age and the explosion of knowledge associated with it has brought new demand to give study to even the simpli- est of ideas. Laws, sensitivities, possible infringement, and t h e many other involvements make it necessary on occasions to delay any decision until there is opportunity to gather further information. But there is more to a study than gathering facts. Important decisions come from such reports, and it is in this area that much of the study's effectiveness lies. A strong commission, assigned to make a study, can be the difference in its worth. The North Carolina General Assembly has profited much in recent years through top - level study commissions. The Pear- From Soiisbury Pott- sail Plan, which moved the state into gradual integration of its public schools, was one. T h e Court Reform Act approved in the session just ended was another. A commission soon w i l l be ramed to study the state's Financial Responsibility Law and compulsory auto insurance statutes, and another will undertake t h e Speaker Ban Law and its place with higher education. There are numerous angles allied with almost all issues involving the public today, and there are few people who are schooled enough to know all the answers. The strategy of a study, then, has drastically changed. And it is c o m i n g to be more important to get right answers. Factions that c o m e to challenge almost all decisions in modern · day legislative circles can be expected, and the truth, as it is found through top - level study, never has been more in demand. Jan Wows'Em Congratulations to Jan Ross for an excellent showing in the Miss North Carolina Pageant which ended Saturday night. In becoming second runner-up, the Catawba senior made the best showing of any previous Miss Salisbury except for Barbara Harris, who became Miss North Carolina of 1952. Girls who have represented Salisbury have compiled an enviable record in the state pageant. Several won in preliminary competition, and 10 of the 15 Miss Salisburys advanced to the semi-final round of 10. Our luck always seemed to end in the semi - finals, however. Jan is the only Miss Salisbury who reached the select group of five finalists except, of course, for Barbara. Other Miss Salisburys who reached the semi - finals were Melha Willis, new Mrs. Jos Fsrtbes, who was our first representative to the state pageant In 1950; Shirley Moose, Anne Hancock, Wilma Mahaffey, Judy Walker, Brenda Thomas, Neita Stout and Mary Frances Ameadola. Two others, Star Starling and Caroline Harkey, won the awim suit preliminaries, but didn't make the top 10. Maybe Jan's broken the "jinx" and we can look forward to supplying the state with another outstanding Miss North Carolina. Whatever »he future holds, Jin made us all very proud with a fine run for the state's most - coveted beauty title. Again, congratulations, Jan. We're looking forward eagerly to your reign as Miss Salisbury. (NOTE: Jan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jee Rest of Route 4, Threats To Higher Education . . . ^ u--_* UMUM nf eanctfn for as SUrt (Note: Tbere it, as come state leaders have said, a lack of understanding prevailing amoBf leaders ef oar higher education system and members of the General Assembly. We feel, too, that there is a lack of andentandiac between the panne and these same educational leaders, as fa. prompted primarily by differences In feeling Involving the Speaker Ban Law. The public, in its judgment, should have the foil advantage of the educator's view on the position he takes regarding academic freedom. While the address by Dr. Douglas M. Knight, president of Duke University, has been a part of news stories, we feel It worthy of fuller review, for it renters not only on the Speaker Ban Law of the state bat upon other threats to higher education. These include student demonstrations of the type which occurred on the Berkeley campus of the University of California, as well as faculty manifestoes. The text of his address, as it was delivered at the University of North Carolina commencement, is recommended reading. Most of it is presented here). By DR. DOUGLAS M. KNIGHT It is a great privilege and an equally great honor for me to be here as your guest this evening- The occasion is an unusual one in some ways, perhaps. This is, I believe, the first time that the president of that upstart university in the valley has had the privilege not only of becoming an official member of this distinguished academic community on the hill, but of speaking to it as well -and on the day, furthermore, that for us is the gieatest one of the university year. But the occasion is unusual in some other ways. American universities are being put in situations of demand and stress beyond anything stirred by the wars and economic collapses of the past. At the very time when they are needed most by their region, their country, t h e i r world, they are being confused, questioned, badgered, and suspected of many different crimes, and in many different quarters. It would be presumptuous indeed for any one man to claim that he understood this web of hopes, dreams, fears and burdens which surround the u n i - versity world today: and. on the other hand, it would be weak- kneed and irresponsible for a man in my spot not to try. And this is particularly so right here, on this particular evening. Each university has its own personal form of "the common anguish we endure: and you are all being sorely tried at the moment. Let me speak then, quite personally if I may. from a perspective, and with a pur- ; ose. that bears particularly on \ o u r form of a national issue and a national crisis in the university world. 1 do so with the clear 'understanding that I am still a relative newcomer, and t h a t some might even say t h a t i! is easy enough for me to discuss the problems of a great sister university when they are not my own. My major conviction, however, is that they are mv ov,n «nd that it is any thins but easy to speak. speak as I shall Human Conflict There is only sadness deep concern in me for thing that weakens the l'ni\er- sity of N'orth Carolina -- or Berkeley, or Yale, or any other university where confusion and passionate human conflict replace the honest disagreement and the mutually respected clash of minds which are the fit state of being for a great university. As I talk this evening about speaker ban laws, student protests or faculty manifestoes, I do so because of my equal concern for you, for the region, and for the university- world itself. All could be gravely weakened by the events of the last few months; it is common duty now to understand why this is so, and what it is wisest for us to do about the structures of university power not only here, not only at Duke, but in the country at large. Right at this point I should like to say one personal word to Governor Moore. No one c a n understand better than a university president, sir, the traps a man may be caught in, and the blame he must take f o r events that may be none of his making. I hope that in turn you will understand why I speak so strongly; I would betray my calling and my colleagues if I did not. Under the stress of a host of Immediate problems, it has not always been clear in the last few months that the major issues for the university world are in fact the age - old issues of wise and just government, brought to a focus now by the demands of nation*! security on the one hand and the struggle for individual and social rights on the other. This battle has often been Joined before; the medieval and renaissance universities had a long, difficult time establishing their integrity of control in the face of constant pressure from the Crown; and they had equal trouble establishing their rights of control over students who felt (familiarly enough) that they s h o u l d have final control over the rules by which they themselves were controlled -- so far, I m i g h t add, as they were controlled at all. This beachhead of university independence is always under fire; even in the most tranquil of times it must be defended. When the issues surrounding us are great and yet confused, then we can expect pressures for conformity on the one hand, and for almost total personal independence on t h e other. Threat To University What is so tragically misunderstood in such a war, however, is that the same threat to the university comes both from those who would supposedly protect it by screening its ideas, and those who would hope to improve it, for example, by taking the laws of faculty appointment into their own enthusiastic hands. I wish that I could tell you in honesty this evening that I could identify the good guys and the bad in this particular scenario; bu' I can do so only in the most partial way. This much is clear: those who try to serve the university, no matter how m u c h we may disagree with one another, have to reside ultimately among the flock: those who are serving their own personal causes at the expense of the university are wolves, I fear, no matter how fervently they bleat their devotion. Bat none of this touches the heart of the matter: I h a v e just alluded to simple virtue and easy rascality; and neither of these is sophisticated enough to live in the same world with the problem that really besets us. We in the academic world must learn to live with the hgrsh. difficult, inescapable fact that we have loosed forces in our society which put universities m jeopardy precisely when we need them most. Let me be q u i t e specific about this matter. The Speaker Ban Law has very l i t t l e to do w i t h subversion and nothing to do with Communism of a significant sort. ( A n y professional Communist who could not wriggle through this net would be sacked for imcompetence by his superiors.) It does serve the purpose of making certain doctrines and attitudes more attractive than they would otherwise be. and in this wa\ i! is a po-- i'ive aid to professional, self- seeking leftist causes, which I h a t e to see in a thoughtful and distinguished state like N o r t h Carolina. The real issue raised by speaker ban laws or free speech riots is quite d i f f e r e n t , however. It is the issue of proper control of a great University: and as both the Trustees, the President and the Faculty of this institution have pointed out, that control should lie with them. Indeed, it should, and it must; I can assure you t h a t a university is open to the most destructive pressures as soon as its control is removed from the hands of its own trustees, administration and faculty. I can also assure you that when the Southern Association raises questions about this matter, it does so In the utmost seriousness. Let no member of the Legislature delude himself or others with the idea that the accreditation of a major university system is a matter of back - room politics. It is a truly significant matter; and the loss of accreditation would, beyond the universities involved, impair very gravely indeed the developments which mean so much to the economic future of this state and region. It is small wonder that as the President of Duke I am deeply concerned; action that hurts the state damages my own university, and I cannot stand by and seem to approve it by my silence. If there are men who persist in weakening the state, let them at least face the truth of their own acts. As far as I am concerned, we might better spend our energy building up the state's educational resources than tearing them down in the most central fashion -- by attacking their properly constituted and safeguarded authority to manage their own affairs. To say this is to tell only one part of the story; I must say also that the threat to university life today comes also from all those who, at the faculty and student level, scorn and subvert order and authority, except when they themselves have it. The last nine months at the University of California at Berkeley would be comic opera if they were not so tragic. As 1 watched Mr. Savio and his friends at work I was reminded profoundly of the Nazi and Communist street brawls of the 1920's and '30's. The issues were different, but the techniques ot power and violence were familiar. Again, they are more sophisticated techniques than they used to be; but 'non - violent' violence is in this case a shabby disguise. I can assure you that in talking so I do not speak as n mere proponent of the status quo, or a member of that mythical club, 'the Establishment.' Nor would I for a moment deny the honest Issues of concern lor teaching and for individual human significance on which so many o! us have expressed ourselves in the last few mouths. If I did net believe to these things I would not insist on teaching undergraduates myself. I talk furthermore as someone who has defended the rtght of his own faculty and student colleagues to take positions which he himself felt were misguided, foolish and even destructive of the University's best interests. I would defend them again; but we cannot allow ourselves to confuse this honest adoption of unpopular causes on the one hand, and the use of university freedom on the other to establish confusion, confirm mob rule, and finally to destroy the very regard for truth in which any great university is founded. Mr. Savio and those like him throughout the country are not interested in free speech except as a weapon. They are interested in power; and those who support them run the w h o l e range from the idealistic to the naive to the opportunist to the vicious. Obligations I happen to believe t h a t in these present extremes -- of mob tyranny masquerading as academic freedom and suppression of thought masquerading as patriotism -- we h a v e evils t h a t could tear any university to bits. Of course, universities a r e like graveyards; it is hard to move and destroy them. But why try? Why try above all when t h e positive stakes are so h i g h , when the universities of t h e country and its educated people have so great a burden to carry? Let me remind you very briefly as you graduate that there are obligations which make this so proud a university and so much worth defending. If we fail in these obligations, we ohal! have betrayed you just as surely badly. Foi rightly sui the major morrow's help make ·kill and will also, port, mak civilization forms whi can imagi It is no at stake, as I have the dange sightednes; that beset Like ever; you have 1 sons for i it would 1 of the best to allow 1 moment to every citiz will suffer as much a the banke Except i Knight wa ary degre no right t your affair as I cone! on Duke t sible way · this diffict were to I would bet selves as v at a time its Mends sound mel( tainly do i political -and never but you c and froin support th, danger -to every cc but to the health of tl point a uni 1 its moral are the m about it. \V we would It and respo freedom; a tention of 1 One Day It's Safe To Goof Off | The Editor's DeskJ Ministers Look At Teen-A "Peer Pressure" may be the dominant factor behind the present teen - age craze of wearing Beatle haircuts, swet-shirts and no socks, according to a group of young ministers attending the North Carolina Methodist Conference in Raleigh this week and reported by Shirley Stapleton in the Raleigh Times. The ministers said they thought today's teen - agers have an urgent desire to become actively involved in the problems of their world. "It's simply the need to conform," said the Rev. Rufus Stark, minister of the Swepsonville Church. Commenting on the current teen-age dress craze, Mr. Stark said, "The young people are actually trying to conform to what their friends do in order to be accepted." "We did the same thing," said the Rev. Jim Bailey from West Nash Methodist Church Jn Wilson, "Only we had Frank Sinatra instead of the Beatles and called ourselves bobby-soxers." "Mr. Bailey, a husky, good - looking fellow, was a professional tennis player at one ume. The ministers saw in such current movements as the Peace Corps evidence that today's young people have a genuine need to become actively involved in the affairs of their world. "They want to do somttidnf that counts," said Mr. Stark. But the preachers admitted that fewer young people are finding an outlet for their energy in the church. "We have fewer young people deeply involved in the church today," said the Rev. Vernon Tyson of Jonesboro Heights Methodist Church in Sanford, "but the ones we have are more deeply involved than kids were in my day." "The church is automatically unpopular among young people today," said the Rev. Jack Hunter of Millbrook Methodist Church of Raleigh. "Our young people are told that anything goes. Then the church comes up and says this is not so. "We say God's law is as absolute as the laws of science, and the young people say the church is out of date." "It will take much more sophisticated programs to get our older youth involved deeply in the church," said the Rev. Reginald Polder of Leesburg. "These kids are remarkably sharp, and they just won't take a 'because you ought to' answer. They always come back with 'why'?" The young ministers said that underlying tha rebelliousness of teen-agers was actually a desire for some real authority --some strong idea they can look up to. "Kids today want vou to take a stand," said Mr. Stark. "They have no patience with anyone who is wishywashy." "They want leadersh ley, "but you better k going." The ministers also fii pie come to them for They said young people but want the minister to own level and not taik "Many of my young before they go to their Hunter. The ministers said tl thing they saw among dating. "Our young people perienced at 18 than ir 21," said Mr. Hunter. All who were intervi* istry to be a rewarding that in the ministry th tunity to deal with prof and in many different si "I can go to a fam where the doctor or thi only if he were called, "It is dealing with a "It is life at its full Stark. "We are called ing." Do they ever want tt "I'm always tired al HuBfcr, "butrm always tin not day." 'SPAPER IV ®

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