The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 12, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 5, 1973 Page: 2 of 12
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December 5, 1973
ON CAMPUS by Bibler
Energy Crisis Offers Breather
by Barbara Johnson
In view of the energy shortage, many Americans seem to
be responding with patience and the desire to do something
to help, even if this entails just driving 50, joining a car pool,
turning down the heater or turning off lights when not in use.
And not just because of the President's request, but because
there is a shortage at the moment and it is going to affect all
Unfortunately, those who don't respond too
enthusiastically, to anything Nixon has to say or do are doing
as they please. On radio station WEAA in Dallas, I was
listening to some of the responses that were called in on the
question of driving 50, and was really surprised to hear that
about 51 percent had no intention of doing so and were
going,to continue at 70. Although many cars burn up more
gas at this speed, and it's not a perfect solution, the attitude
was what struck me the most. In the long run, it js these
people, as well as people who comply that are going to be
hurting. I really feel that the President's gas tank is always
going to be full and he's not going to be worrying about his
gas bill for the month.
Personally, 1 don't think it is such a bad idea to slow down
and do without for a while. The pace of life for the past few
years has been getting faster and more hectic, and this may
afford the time and opportunity for many people to sit back
and take a breather. This may sound trite, and mothers have
probably been saying it to their children since "the first dish
of baby food was deposited on the floor, but if we lost a few
of our luxuries and had to conserve what remains, it would
sure make us appreciate what we do have.
—- Now you can look around as you drive along the highway
and appreciate the beauty that was a muted blur befbre. Wear
a sweater around the house instead of basking in mid-tropical
weather. Eat a little less and get out and walk a little more
instead of driving everywhere. Write letters to your parents
instead of driving to see them every week or so (if you are
one of those who does). You'd be surprised how much you
can enjoy life by doing little things yourself instead of having
them done for you. Take luxuries in moderation instead of
making life as luxurious as possible.
- -Maybe the energy crisis isn't such a crisis after all.
Final Exam Schedule
8-11 a.m. 14 p.m, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14
Saturday, Dec. 15
Monday, Dec. 17
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Thursday, Dec. 20
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Letters to the Editor
The J-TAC welcomes letters to the editor; however, we
reserve the right to edit letters to fit requirements of length
or style. Unsigned or libelous letters will not be published.
Paper Cups Inferior to Cans
To the Editor:
This is a realistic, sincere
suggestion that the paper cup soft
drink machines should be replaced
with canned drink machines.
The machine that I have in
mind is the one in the New
Cjassroom Building. The price for
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cup and canned drinks is the
same. The difference is that one
gives more and in my opinion, a
better tasting drink.
This would be a great service to
Harvey M. Dixon
The women's intramural singles
badminton finals will be held
Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in the
* * * *
The Business Department will
have Student Senate alternate
elections today at 3 p.m. in NCB
* * * *
The Social Science Department
will have Student Senate alternate
elections on Thursday, Dec. 6 at
3 p.m. in NCB 111.
* * * *
home of Ms.
French-German Club will
tonight at 7 p:m, at the
Jack Heath, 878
The program will
showing of Ms.
of Europe which
Party Gives Opportunity
by David Williams •
Much has been said recently about helping other people,
sharing experiences and, for the most part, being friendly to
those who might not otherwise have friends. These are good
thoughts, but do not need to be elaborated further.
However, the chance or opportunity to do the above is
worth mentioning. One such Opportunity is a Christmas party
given by the Senate for the senior citizens of Stephenville.
The party is not just for Senate members; it is for the
student body. Forty-two, dominoes, and various card games
will be some of the activities featured at the party. The party
has been tentatively set for Sunday afternoon. No other
information is available at this time, but signs will be posted
around campus this week—if you are looking for the
Library Haurt for Finals
were made 20 years ago.
* * * *
La Sociedad Espanola will meet
today at 5:30p.m. in
Math-Language 104. Dr. Zelman
will speak on his teaching
experience in Ecuador.
* * * *
The TSU Collegiate and A Capella
Choirs will present a Christmas
concert Thursday, Dec. 13 at
8 p.m. in the Main Auditorium.
Admission is free.
* * # *
A movie, "Johnny Got His Gun,"
will be shown in the Cave at
3 p.m. and 8 p.m, on Dec. 11.
, * * * *
The TSU basketball team plays s
Texas A&I on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
in Wisdom Gym. They also play
SWTSU on Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
in Wisdom Gym.
* * * *
The TSU Players will present two
one-act plays on Dec. 6-8 at
7:30 p.m. in the Studio.
* * * *
The Church of Christ Bible Chair
will have its annual Christmas
Party Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the
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Girls who are interested'; in the1,
women's gymnastics team for
next semester should contact Ms.
Jymme Lowrance or, one of the
members of/the team,
There will be a dance in the Cave .
Saturday night after the ballgame.
Price of admission is $1. "Three's
A Crowd" will be furnishing the
* * * *
Paula Foster will meet with those
girls interested in being on the
drill team Thursday at 5 p.m. in
Conference Room E of the
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The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 12, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 5, 1973, newspaper, December 5, 1973; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth141280/m1/2/?rotate=270: accessed June 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.