The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 18, 1975 Page: 2 of 12
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September 18, 1975
Letters to the editor
Let's use floats
to fund stadium
Dear Editor and fellow students,
When I read the article
headlined: "Stadium to be rebuilt"
in the J-TAC, (Aug. 28) I was really,
surprised at the amount of money
still needed to complete the
At the time that I was reading it,
1 was also thinking ahead to
homecoming, for various reasons,
and a rather ugly observation came
to mind. '
Suppose that by next year's
homecoming, the stadium is only
partially completed because funds
are still lacking. Not really a
desirable situation, is it?
i may not come to that, but let's
-face it-S 160,000 is not going to be
easily had in the next year unless
we all decide to go out and mug
There are better ways to move
toward'the fund goal, I'm sure. I
suggest that we (Tarleton students)
get into the act and make a
contribution of our own this fall.
Let's forego the construction of,
floats this year, and re-direct those
funds used for floats to the stadium,
rebuilding fund. It can't do the
whole job, but it would be a
significant contribution and" might
serve to re-kindle interest in the
As for the parade, I'm sure there.
are still a few convertibles left in,
the world. . V
A lonely prison
I am incarcerated in a prison, and
■would like to correspond with
college students. I will answer all
letters as quickly as possible.
Write soon to the following
, Southern Ohio Correctional
Robert Edward Strozier 131 -502
P.O. Box 787
Lucasville, Ohio 45648
Dining hall self-supporting
' By Debra Posey
The University dining hall dues
not receive any state aid, and is
totally self-sijpporting, according
to dining hall director James M.
During an interview last
Friday. Covington indicated llial
the dining hall pays all expenses
from employees* salaries, and
utilities to food costs.
"The dining hall is not
included in the building use fee."
said Covington, "We are strictly a
Many students have expressed
disapproval of many of the dining
hall polities, one being tluit the
rising board rate is unfair.
According to Covington, all
students pay for are services and
the cost of food. And as food
costs rise,iso must the.hoard rate,
Anothei common complaint is
resentment toward the-'dining
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by Lisa Lloyd/
'In, what course can challenge,
adventure, and experience be
more rewarding than anything,
everyday life provides and also
can a person receive credit for
special study projects?
Where can the individual find
aii, educational process that grasps.
the learning of a moment arising
when a group of diverse people
face the uncertainty of a
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Dr. ■ Kurt Hahn was later
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establishment of schools where
men were taught physical
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Following the philosophies of
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The Outward Bound camps are
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The students of the can|p"
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effectiveness of Outward Bound
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■ hall's catered banqujfys.ySome
students I eel they arc being
pushed aside lor these affairs, but
in reality it is these banquets
which keep hoard rates from
skyrocketing, according to
The profit accumulated
throughout the school year is used
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summer months. For example,
la^t July the income did' not even
.cover the cost of salaries'.
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University, is published by Tarletoii State University on
Thursdays during the regular fall and spring semesters with
the exception of school holidays an<| examination periods.
Printer is the Stephenville Empire-Tribune, Stephenville,
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The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 18, 1975, newspaper, September 18, 1975; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth141320/m1/2/: accessed July 10, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.