The Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, December 6, 1963 Page: 2 of 4
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THE YELLOW JACKET, DECEMBER 6, 1963
DEAR AUNT EXEY
Get The Point?
DEAR AUNT EXEY: I visited
my doctor over the holidays and
while I was in his office, he
noticed I was wearing pointed-
toe shoes. He became very up-
set about them and went into
a lecture on why I shouldn't
wear them. He said that before
long I will have feet that are
shaped like the end of my shoes
and that this will handicap my
walking. Do you think he's
right? WRONG FOOT
DEAR WRONG FOOT: I get
the point your doctor is trying
to make but I think he is off
on the wrong foot. My advice to
yon Is to wear the pointed-toe
shoes when they fit the occasion.
One advantage to wearing them
is that they help keep HEELS
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DEAR AUNT EXEY: Every
Friday afternoon, after my
classes, I gather up all my dirty
laundry and take it to the wash-
ateria for a good scrubbing.
When I begin to load my old
sack to haul the clothes, my
roommate volunteers to help.
What she wants is a free ride
to the washateria. Well, that's
bad enough but there's more to
it. When we get there, she wants
to put her clothes in with mine
so we can save money. Trouble
is, she never offers to pay her
share. What should I do?
DEAR WASHED UP# Your
friend is all wet. If she persists
with her stingy requests, I
wonld tell her to dry up.
Otherwise, your budget will be
in hot water before the school
year is finished.
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DEAR AUNT EXEY: I have
a boy in my class that causes
continuous disturbance. If he
is not making wise-cracks, he
leans back in his chair, falls
out and creates chaos*. How can
I cope with this delinquent?
DEAR TELL MEs This stu-
dent is a crackpot and will
crack you up If you let him.
When he falls out of his chair,
gently place him in the seat
And if that doesn't work, kick
him in the seat. As a last re-
sort, place him by the window.
"Dead men tell no tales."
The Marquis de Lafayette was in love and his ardor was as
intense as his name was long—Marie Jean Paul Roch Yves Gilbert
His love affair with America began, it is said, in August, 1775
at a candle-lit dinner in Metz, France. At this elegant dinner, the
conversation at one point shifted to the subject of the "insurgents,"
the name given American rebels by Europeans.
The Marquis, a youth of 18, was so inflamed! by the talk of
a people fighting for liberty, that he immediately thought of offer-
ing his services.
After a year of involved negotiations, he was given the rank
of major general in the Continental Army by Silas Deane, repres-
entative of the "Confederation of States" in Paris.
Deane offered the high rank to the Marquis because of "die
great dignities which his family holds at this (French) Court, his
reputation, and zeal for the liberty of our provinces . .
His announced love of America and his plans to help the col-
onies caused him to fall in temporary disfavor with the French King.
However, on April 17, 1777, Lafayette left his young wife, his
despairing family, and the disfavor of the king behind him by
sailing to the Colonies. In August, he met General Washington
and became one of the General's aides. But the exuberance of youth
would not be thwarted; he wanted a command, only a small one
at first Then, perhaps a large one for so large an exuberance once
it was proved to be tempered by battle.
Congress replied that Lafayette's rank was an honorary one
and that Congress "never meant Lafayette to be given a command
and will not countenance him in his application."
So, Lafayette decided to prove himself. He was wounded at
the battle of Brandywine in Sept., 1777, and Washington again
asked Congress to give the Marquis a command. Before Congress
could do anything, Layfette distinguished himself by leading 400
men in a successful New Jersey skirmish against the British.
On Dec. 1, Congress proved it could be convinced by passing
a resolution that "it is highly agreeable to Congress" to give the
Marquis command of a division.
Later, after fighting in Virginia, Lafayette (contemptously
called "Ae boy" by the British General Cornwallis) pursued Com-
waUis in a very unboyish manner to Yorktown where the British
were defeated. "The boy" had proved to be an adept, competent
and often wily military commander.
His patriotism for his adopted country was well expressed by
him after he was wounded at Brandywine:
"Hie moment I heard of America, 1 loved her..."
THE YELLOW JACKET
"The Voles Of Th. Campus"
Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Member
Circulation — 900
Believing that freedom is t gift and not a right, and maintaining that
the responsibility to defend freedom falls upon those who enjoy Its profit*
this newspaper is dedicated to the task of uplifting and preserving the
privileges of a free people living In a free nation with a freedom of the press
Editor Larry Crlsman
Sports Editor t ^ Bill Harper
EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS Jerry Perkins, Don Bailey
Joan Graves, Jim Gllmore, Mrs. Coleman Taylor, Elaine Rutherford
Business Manager Billy Jack Shaw
faculty Advisor > Bob Havlne
Photographers ~^r-_ David Aaron, John Blackstock
The Yellow Jacket Is published every Friday morning except durlnf
examination weeks, twice a year/ and holidays. Basically a student public*tlcx\
the payer Is under the auspices 6f Howard Payne College, Brownwood, Texas*
We Get Letters
Dear Miss Richardson,
In your letter to the Yellow
Jacket on Nov. 16, your re-
quested answers to two ques-
tions you asked.
Your questions were, "What
is 'school-spirit'?" and "in what
specific areas is it missing from
No, "school spirit" is not at-
tendance at football games, nor
is it activity in all school' or-
ganizations. "School-spirit" is
simply the attitude you hold
about your school. To speak in
terms we understand, it is "love"
of the institution which you at-
Where is it missing? I ask
you to sit in the Student Center
someday for a couple of hours
and listen to the conversations
of some Howard Payne students.
It will not be difficult to as-
certain the areas which lack
concern by the students. Some
run down the football program
(granted there is much room
for improvement), some "knock*
the religious endeavor, and even
others go so far as to down-
grade their own degree by refer-
ring to the school as a kinder-
garten, school of idiots and
glorified high school.
No, themes aren't written at
football games, but they arent
written at Lyon's Drlve-in
Granted there are many ways
in which our school could be
improved, but I contend that
nothing good ever came from
constant bickering between peo-
ple or factions. Only when our
criticism is constructive can im-
provement be produced. Now,
how can we cooperate in this
endeavor of improving all the
elements of this school? May I
make this suggestion—Try your
Student Association! Committees
that are appointed when a mat-
ter arises are constantly study-
ing the problems of this cam-
pus. When you have' an idea,
present it to your Senator; he'll
take it to the Senate, then by
democratic consideration, the
Senate will try to—with your
cooperation—find a solution to
the existing problem.
Are we all working together
for a single purpose or are we
a multitude of factions working
for our own purposes, or do we
just not give a "darn" about
anything? It's easy for someone
to criticize, though it's much
more humane and a lot more
democratic to work with a posi-
CARROLL D. DUKE
I POINT AND COUNTERPOINT
f . ■ '
Voice Y ou r Opinion
In time of major tragedies,
the communications media have
an opportunity to reveal to the
public their journalistic abilities
and the taste with which they
A few moments after Presi-
dent John F. Kennedy had been
assassinated, people around the
world knew of the disaster.
This almost spontaneous cover-
age was backed up with in-
depth reports, and constant sur-
veilance by newsmen from the
city in which the chief execu-
tive met death.
Newspapers, radio stations
and television networks labored
hand-in-glove with each other
to bring an unprecedented
amount of good, and for the
most part, accurate reportage.
The press could well be con-
gratulated on a job well done,
as far as actual coverage is
concerned. However, what has
ensued in the confused after-
math has not always been with-
in the framework of responsible
Leq Harvey Oswald was never
convicted of a crime. Evidence
has been heaped upon evidence
to indicate that he was indeed
the sniper who fired the fatal
shots which downed a great
leader. However, the essentials
of American law strongly sup-
port the belief that a man is
not quilty until he is proven
so. And, as yet, there has been
no official ruling on the guilt,
or lack of it, of Lee Oswald.
There have been un-official com-
mentaries which have slapped
the blame squarely on Oswald,
the speakers and writers ap-
parently forgetting that the
man has not, and since he is
dead, quite possibly will not be
PROVEN the guilty party.
Texas newspapers are, of
course, the ones with which we
are most familiar, quite possibly
there have been other journalis-
tic misdeeds within the halls of
news coverage which have es-
caped our notice, therefore,
this criticism is not aimed ex-
clusively at the Lone Star state.
It is, however, directed in the
path of those events with which
we have come in contact.
At least one group of Boy
Scouts voted unanimously to
send equal amounts of money to
both the widow of policeman
J. D. Tippit and the widow of
BY J. R. BEYERS JR.
Lee Harvey Oswald. The story
was transmitted by the Associ-
ated Press and, for the first few
hours, received only favorable
notice by newsmen.
Then, someone, somewhere,
took an additional and murky
glance. "What," they began to
ask, "was the motive behind
sending the Russian woman
money?" The scout leaders were
contacted by several newspa-
pers, and when the sponsors of
the troop mentioned a lack of
knowledge about the incident,
the "news" then became the
fact that Boy Scouts in this
troop were sending funds to the
widow, and the sponsors were
going to find out why. News?
Sure, but we wonder what mo-
tives activated the papers to in-
quire. A simple act of human
kindness (which the scouts said
were their motives) was evi-
dently thought to be something
like left-leaning sympathy, or
It seems that everyone was
searching for the culprit, and
perhaps, just perhaps, there was
something to this Scout deal.
The "Scout deal," turned out to
be nothing more than a group of
boys wanting to help.
Another major Texas newspa-
per ground out a sports story
which was held together by a
string of phrases obviously lift-
ed from the pages of copy re-
lating the actual shooting of
The press is not alone in oc-
casionally forgetting rules of
good taste and human decency.
In a period of tension, and tur-
moil, it requires an additional
amount of effort to maintain the
bylaws of reason, to remain
within the bounds of common
sense. We can all consider these
developments and try to recall!
those principles which we hear
expressed so often but which
become so difficult to project
into action. The press is respon-
sible to its public. This public
can exercise its moral objective
by remaining alert to infrac-
tions and making its observa-
A 1950 treaty gives Canada
and the U.S. equal shares of
Niagara Palls' plunging waters
for generation of hydroelectric
STUDENT OF WEEK
Young Serves Himself, Country, Faith
BY LARRY CRISMAN
Yellow Jacket Editor
"Everyone owes it to them-
self, to their country, and per-
haps most of all, to their relig-
ious faith to render themselves
available for service in life.
One has no right to keep tal-
ents to himself. I look on these
things as gifts, and they should
That's how Carl Young, senior
psychology major from Bowie
expresses his philosophy of
life. And it is this philosophy
which has motivated him to un-
usual accomplishments—so un-
usual he has been hailed the
Yellow Jacket's "Student of the
He is an active participant in
seven campus roganlzations.
They are Alpha Chi, Blue Key,
Life Service Band, BSU, Psy-
chology Club, Oama Sigma Phi
and the Revival Team.
"I feel outside activities
should be In balance with stud-
ies," explained Young. "This
helps you to adjust socially."
However, Young doesn't sacri-
fice study time for outside In-
volvements. On the contrary,
the tall, slender senior, who
graduated salutatorian of his
high school class and first in
his class at Decatur Junior Col-
lege, finds time to put in 30
hard hours per week with the
Right now he boasts a 2.8
grade-point average, one of the
highest on the campus.
"My life has been largely aca-
demic," declares Young. "Even
while in elementary school in
Archer City, I was interested in
When Young entered high
school in Bowie—where his par-
ents moved after grade school
days—he retained his "bookish
"In high school, I was all-
district in one-act play," he
eaid. "I placed in slide rule, de-
bate and oration. I was chosen
to represent the district for a
week of special instruction in
governmental procedure in Aus-
Because of his extra ordinary
talents, Young—having placed
in the upper one per cent of the
nation on the Iowa Placement
Test—was given a $2,000 schol-
arship for use in any college he
He chose Decatur. While there,
he compiled the best grade-
point average of his class and
graduated with highest honors.
In addition, he received awards
in chemistry, mathematics and
"I decided to come to Howard
Payne because Bill Smith—who
had taught me at Decatur—was1
coming here," he continued.
"Also, I heard it had a good
mathematics department." >
"I like it here. I like the
atmosphere and attitude of the
students. I also think our aca-
demic rating ia good. I like the
religious life of the campus. In
short, I would recommend the
college to anyone."
Perhaps Young should have
said "I would recommend the
college to anyone, as long as
he is serious about developing
his potentials." You see, Young
believes "we are here to build
all our talents so that we may
serve." , , >
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