ideologically as follows: Middle-of-the- road-40%; liberal-37%; conservative-- 14%; and other descriptions- 9%. (By comparison, in a poll of the 25-year re- union class last year, about 48% of alumni respondents called themselves "middle- of-the-road," about 35% conservative, and 15% liberal.) The striking quality of the recent UNC student poll is that slightly over half (53%) of the "liberals" said they were regis- tered as independent voters, and only 39% were registered as Democrats. Almost two thirds were registered Democrats and only 15% "independent." In this same poll 38% of the students aid they were "very interested in politics in general," but less than half that propor- tion were "very interested" in the previous
veiling and 70 years later.
'Silent Sam' a Yankee
"Silent Sam," the patron saint of the
Confederacy in Chapel Hill and guard-
ian of the old campus on McCorkle
Place, is actually a Yankee.
The life-size bronze statue was un-
veiled on campus in commencement
week ceremonies, June 2, 1913, as
shown above. Gov. Locke Craig was the
main speaker. Another was Maj. H. A.
London-who had left the University
at age 17 to answer the call to serVice,
and ultimately carried the last War
message sent at Appomattox. Students
formally accepted the monument while
the University Band played "Dixie."
The statue was erected by the N.C.
Division of the United Daughters of
the Confederacy after a four-year fund-
raising campaign. According to a
newspaper account during that time,
"At least 40 pct. of the students (of
UNC) entered the Confederate service,
which is a record not equalled by any
Canadian sculptor John Wilson
thought his $7,500 fee was too little
payment for his work. As a model for
day's general elections. Only one-third of
those eligible to vote in the North Caro-
lina elections had chosen to do so--as
compared to a 44% figure for the state as a
High in Higher Education
North Carolina ranks among the na-
tion's top 10 states in emphasis on higher
education. Its 1974-75 appropriations of
$3,025 per student are topped only by
Alaska, New York and South Carolina,
according to a recent study by Dr. M. M.
Chambers entitled "Higher Education
and State Government, 1970-75."
In percentage of the state's gross income
used for higher education, North Caro-
the musket-carrying soldier, he used
a young man from Boston, Harold V.
Langlois. While Langlois said he
never saw the statue in Chapel Hill, he
was quoted some years later as stating
"My understanding was that it was to
be placed on one of the colleges in
the South . .. in memory of the young
men who left college to go to war."
Iina's 1.68 pct. is eighth highest in the
nation. South Carolina is second with 1.90
pct., compared to number one Alaska's
This year's state appropriations for
higher education place North Carolina
ninth in the country with $337,044,000.
Virginia ranks 13th while South Carolina
is excluded among the top 20. California is
first with $1,365,861,000.
A per capita appropriation by North
Carolina of $63.92 is 13th in the nation.
South Carolina is ninth with $66.24 and
Alaska is first with $109.31.
Perhaps because North Carolina spends
generously for higher education, its in-
state tuition and fees are among the na-
tion's lowest. UNC's tuition and fees of
$456 per year are 36th in the nation, the
survey showed. The costliest tuition for in-
state students is $1000 per semester at
the Univ. of N.H. while the Univ. of Ark.
records the lowest at $265 per year.
Out-of-state students at UNC paid
$1,999 in tuition and fees. Yet, because
the state spends $3,025 annually per
student, these non-residents were under-
written by taxpayers at $1,026 each year.
North Carolinians underwrite in-state
students at $2,569 annually.
Di-Phi Art Rescued
A 75-portrait collection containing
works by such 19th century American
masters as Charles Willson Peale, Thomas
Sully and Eastman Johnson, has received
a restoration grant of $17,500 from the
John Motley Morehead Foundation.
Owned by the Di-Phi Society, and dis-
played in their New West meeting hall, the
portraits are likenesses of famous North
Carolinians and Americans. Some have
been appraised as high as $70,000. Among
those in need of immediate restoration
are those of former U.S. President James
K. Polk, once exhibited in Washington,
D.C.'s National Gallery, and Gen. William
R. Davie, University founder.
In 1943 the University commissioned
Dr. Arthur E. Bye of Princeton Univ. to
restore a number of the collection's best
portraits. Yet, the process of using
masonite in restoration, common to that
time, is now known to prevent a canvas
from "breathing." Thus, these paintings
have begun to crack and deteriorate and
need reworking (June, 1974, University
The Morehead Foundation will put
several of the soon-to-be restored portraits on permanent display. Most will
depict famous men in the life of the University.
The collection was begun in 1886 as a
student project. Students commissioned
portraits of the Society's alumni. Some of
the portraits were painted even earlier
and are over 100 years old..