The Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, November 8, 1963 Page: 2 of 4
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The Yellow Jacket, November 8, 1963
DEAR AUNT EXEY
Best Foot Forward
DEAR AUNT EXEY: I have
a boyfriend with -whom I am,
completely in love. That Is, al-
most completely. You see, he
ha$ a severe case of athlete's
feet, and he isn't even an ath-
lete. This condition is very em-
barrassing, especially at the
beach. Hpw can I help him with-
out putting my foot in my
DEAR BIG MOUTHt Yon don't
have to pnt your foot down to
get your hat in the ring. Tell
your boyfriend he can impress
yon more by being on his toes
and maintaining proper foot-
DEAR AUNT EXEY: I am a
very mature girl for my age. I
am pretty and socially-inclined.
However, I have a problem. It's
a pimple—right on the end of
my nose. Lately, I have noticed
that people have been ignoring
me. I feel unwanted. Can yOu
DEAR NOSEY: Yon have ask-
ed someone who nose. Get a
nice, big tube of "Clear-Cover,"
and If that doesn't work, pass
ont chocolate candy bars to
everyone yon see. If everybody
develops a skin problem, then
your's will be solved.
DEAR AUNT EXEY: I have
had the same roommate ever
since I have been in college. He
is a nice guy and I like him
very much. But I have one
thing against him, he snores.
How can I cope with this pesky
DEAR INSOMNIA: I have
a solution for you. It goes with-
out saying that for yonr room-
mate to snore, he must have air.
So yon should figure ont some-
way to cut off his supply of air.
This is sure to bring results.
CONFIDENTIAL TO GROW-
ING BALD: Yon shouldn't let a
problem like this worry yon.
The next time you look In the
mirror, say to yourself: aA hair
in the head is better than two
In the brush."
Let Aunt Exey solve your
problems. Send your letters to
Aunt Exey, Journalism Bldg.,
Howard Payne College.
Of freedom CooL
One may rest assured there is no place for "individualism" in
the realm of Communism. It is a fact that knowledge is pumped into
Communist students under pressure as one would inflate a balloon.
Most Americans acquire knowledge in response to our desire to
learn. "Individualism" is a tool for freedom because it takes the
offensive against Communism by its definition.
Many of us have lost this "tool for freedom." This leaves us
as defenseless as a young lady in the realm of romance without her
good looks. Today, people are caught up in the vortex of a rapid
society. Consequently, they can find* little time to devote to indivi-
dual thought. They tend to forsake the development of an individual
philosophy. They forget cultivation of an individual philosophy is
the key thought in protecting individualism.
People must be shown, not coerced is the top most principle
of "individualism." The price is personal responsibility. In the
mind of every individual is a sense of power and a feeling of possi-
bility. A willingness to execute decisions is a second key step to
successful "individualism." It is advisable to create defenses against
our weaknesses by building upon our strengths. This effects the
awareness of individual talents and abilities which is the foundation
for a firm determination in each individual to fully develop gifts.
To do otherwise would be negative to our Christian teachings.
The ultimate measure of our success both as Christians and
individuals lies in the realm of the mind and* the spirit The para-
mount purpose of our national philosophy is the sanctity of the
individual. Only material values are held supreme in the mind of
In years past, the total voluntary effort of many of our citizens
has preserved this nation's progress. In this way, individualism hu. j
fought for the protection of capitalism, freedom, and democracy.
From this reflection of the past, one can make a conclusion. Those
who take time, out to think before they act, execute sober thought.
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MORGAN AND MATHEMATICS—Vic Morgan, senior mathe-
matics major from Loving, New Mexico, is shown here in one of his
typical situations—studying mathematics. His dedication to his
chosen field, plus his Christian leadership on and off campus, have
given him the distinction of the Yellow Jacket's "Student of the
Week." Starting this week, the editor will select some student
whom he considers outstanding on this campus and honor him.
(Staff photo by David Aaron)
STUDENT OF WEEK
He'll Figure It Out
BY LARRY CRISMAN
Yellow Jacket Editor
Long slender legs carried his
six-foot, three-inch frame quick-
ly and deliberately across the
lawn to the steps of Winebren-
' ner Hall.
He reached out with an over-
size hand, swung the big glass
door open, and disappeared into
the emptiness of a winding hall.
That more or less describes
the college life of Vic Morgan,
a senior mathematics major from
Loving, New Mex. Everyday,
Morgan, considered one of the
top students in the Mathematics
Department, climbs the cement
steps of Winebrenner and enters
its maze of classrooms and labs
en route to a lecture on the
wonders of mathematics.
"Mathematics is my hobby,"
he exclaimed. "Actually, it's
more than a hobby to me. It's
But mathematics has not al-
ways been the tall, blonde-hair
senior's principal interest.
"Before I came to Howard
Payne, I had no particular love
for mathematics," he explained.
"In fact, I had no definite goal
in life. But now, Howard Payne
has given me a definite place
in the world through mathe-
Although the world of num-
bers and theories constitute the
crux of Morgan's life, he still
finds time for participation in
"I am president of the senior
class and vice president of
Gamma Sigma Phi, a social fra-
ternity, he said proudly. "I also
try to support campus events.
I feel it's every student's duty
to back his college in every
With his devotion to mathe-
matics—he studies approximate-
ly 20 hours per week—and his
duties as an organizational
leader, Morgan finds little time
Tell me chick, do you feel unaecessaiy?
Jacket Coed pledges were to
resume work on their signature
notebooks, announced President
"They have to be turned in
toward the end of November,"
she said. "They will be com-
pletely checked at that time."
The signatures, part of the
initiation program, are acquired
from 30 athletes. At the end of
the pledge program, these sig-
natures are uBed to aid in the
evaluation of each pledge. These,
along with a "completion of a
certain number of points" de-
termines whether or not a
pledge is accepted into the or-
to think about tomorrow's plans.
Nevertheless, he has set a few
goals for the future.
"I plan to go to graduate
school, preferably at New Mexi-
co State," he said. "I want to
get further training in mathe-
matics. I hope to go into a field
of pure, mathematical research.
"I feel like the Lord has a
definite plan for my life. Just
what it is, I'm not sure yet."
And what has he planned in
"Right now, my pasttime Is
work," he said. "I've got the
senior float to work on, as well
as the duties which go along
with being parade chairman."
It is a sickening thing to see
a school without any school
spirit It is made worse when
a school with as much tradition
as Howard Payne Is the one
which Is lacking. . True our
Spirit is not dead but anyone
can see It is dying. Is there an
answer to this problem? This
question has been asked over
and over this year. In the four
years that I have been here, I
have observed that the School
Spirit has decreased. As a
freshman, I would not have
thought of leaving town when
we had a home game. Now a
freshman leaves without a sec-
ond thought Why? Because up-
perclassmen cannot force him
to stay. If they use force they
will be subject to "disciplinary
When the Spirit dies the next
to die will be the Traditions.
Traditions are only as strong
as the Spirit which supports
them. Initiation may not be the
answer, but whatever the an-
swer is, it must be found soon,
else our Spirit will vanish and
fast on its heels will be our
sacred traditions. I for one
would hate to return to this
campus some day to see the tra-
ditions and the Spirft gone. Then
I would be forced to be ashamed
to call Howard Payne College
my Alma Mater.
We have an opportunity this
Saturday to show our School
Spirit Will it be shown or will
we simply take another step to-
ward our grave? Spirit School
of the Lone Star Conference?
We shall see.
POINT AND COUNTERPOINT
A Burning Desire
Recently, the crisis in South
Viet Nam has reached a boiling
point, and some of the troubled
waters have spilled over. For
years, the United States has
poured countless dollars into
that country with the hope of
"containing the spread of Com-
Our military "advisors' have
spent many hours of perilous
fighting, or rather supervising,
a battle which was not really
A "containment" policy in re-
gard to Communism is generally
sanctioned by rational minds.
However, the helter-skelter plan
by which our country has sunk
American dollars into South
Viet Nam has exceeded the
bounds of reason.
Madame Nhu, the behind-the-
throne power of that under-
nourished country, flitted about
the world telling repeatedly of
the "soldiers of fortune" who
were representing America in
what has been billed as an ef-
fort to keep South Viet Nam
from dropping to the Commies.
While that charming problem
was putting forth her theories
and making statements to the
effect that the U.S. would never
BY J. R. BEYERS, JR.
withdraw aid to her country,
her husband and brother were
"deprived of their existence."
The long suppressed Buddists
of that country who had re-
ceived much persecution and
had retaliated only by the quaint
means of burning themselves,
bolted into a rebellion through
a military coup which gave
the mat least a mouthpiecp in
the new government.
☆ ☆ ☆
Whatever the baby regieme
may choose to do, the U.S. will
hardly refuse it aid. Official
sources of our state department
have indicated a pledge of rec-
ognition for the South Viet
Namese government. It seems,
therefore, that we can look for-
ward to doling out more of our
However, unless the present
government burns warlocks and
puts dissenters on the rack, we
might just as well give them
help as the previous govern-
These United StateB have long
been known for indiscriminate
giving. Perhaps the current Viet
administration will warrant our
support. If it does not, it will
not really matter, but if it does,
won't it be pleasant?
THE YELLOW JACKET
"The Voice Off The Campus"
Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Member
Circulation — 900
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the responsibility to defend freedom falls upon those who enjoy Its profit*
this newspaper Is dedicated to the task of uplifting and preserving the
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Editor Larry Crlsman
Sports Editor Blil Harper
EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS Jerry Perkins, Don Bailey
Joan Graves, Jim Gilmore, Mrs. Coleman Taylor, Elaine Rutherford
Business Manager Billy Jack Shaw
Paculty Advisor Bob Havlns
Photographers David Aaron, John Blackstock
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The Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, November 8, 1963, newspaper, November 8, 1963; Brownwood, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128447/m1/2/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Howard Payne University Library.