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Tl:xas Wksi.kyan University
Fort Worth, Texas
Youth breaks into Sig Ep house
By Stephen Knglish
Some guys would do anything to
get into a fraternity.
I on Worth police arrested a 17
year old male lor bryaking into the
Sigma Phi Fpsilon fraternity house at
3300 Avenue (' on Jan. 26 at approxi-
mately 3:1 5 a.m., according to Charles
McCorkle, director ol the Department
ol Security and Safety ai Wcsleyan.
Sigma I'lu Hpsilon president Scott
'Able anil Chris Masingill, vi'ce presi-
dent of the Student Government and a
Sigma Phi Fpsilon member, said they
suspected someone had been break-
ing into the house for about a month
prior to the youth's arrest.
"Windows were tampered with,
and we found cigarette butts that
shouldn't have been there," said Able,
a junior. "Only two people have keys
to the house."
Nothing was stolen and there was
no \ andahsm, according to McCorkle.
"He was basically looking for a
warm place to sleep," he said.
"They (security) put
themselves on the line
and should be recog-
nized for that."
McCorkle said it, appeared that the
youth had been kicked out of his home.
The night of the arrest. Able and
Masingill said they had decided to
stake out the fraternity house in a
parked car. Eventually they saw the
youth enter the house through a win-
dow on the southeast corner, they said.
According to Masingill, they
waited a few seconds before phoning,
campus security and then 91 1. Al-
though the fraternity house is privately
owned and technically not part of the
Wesleyan campus, security arrived to
secure the house in about 10 minutes,
"They (security) put themselves,
on the line, and should be recognized
for that," Able said.
Masingill said lie teels that cam-
pus security should be better equipped
to handle such situations.
Able said that police arrived about
15 minutes after campus security. As
a police helicopter flashed a spotlight
on the house, police searched the
house with Able and Masingill for the
intruder, according to Masingill.
"We found him in a stored mat-
tress, folded in there like a sandwich."
"The police were very good and
very prompt," Masingill said.
Able said the fraternity does not
plan to file charges.
The window which teenager broke on Jan. 26 to gain entrance to
the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house located at 3300 Avenue C.
Photo by Khampha Bouaphanh
Wesleyan trustee dies
Elizabeth T. Lamb
Managing Editor/The Rambler
Charlie Love Millard, Texas
Wesleyan Trustee of 47 years, died
Feb. 13 at the age of XX.
Hillard became a member of the
Board of Trustees in 1947. He was
named "Distinguished Friend of
Alumni" in 1977 by the Wesleyan
Alumni Association and received an
honorary doctor of humanities in
"There is no one in the
University's history who has done
more for this institution. Not only was
he the longest-serving member of the
Board of Trustees, but he was also an
exemplary steward of Texas Wesleyan.
It is as if we have lost a member of
our family," said Jake Schruni, presi-
Hillard was also inducted into the
Port Worth Business Hall of Fame by
Wesleyan and the Port Worth Cham-
ber of Commerce.
Hillard Hall in the Law Sone Eioe
Arts building is named in his honor.
"Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Moncrief of
"King Charlie" Hillard,
47-year member of
the Board of Trustees
Fort Worth provided a gift to the uni-
versity to finish out the interior of the
Sone. The Moncriefs requested that
the hall be named Hillard Hall in rec-
ognition of Hillard's contributions to
Wesleyan," said'Qucntin McGown,
director of alumni and constituency
Hillard gained the nickname
"King Charlie" while building his au-
tomobile conglomerate. Hillard Auto
Park in south Fort Worth sells Buicks,
Fords, Lexuses, Mazdas, Saturns,
Suzukis and Kias.
Born Dec. 4, 1906, in Tennessee,
Hillard was one of 12 children. He
lived in a farming community and
picked cotton until 1925.
Hillard told his father that if he
would give him $25, he would leave
Tennessee for Fort Worth and get a job.
His father gave him the money and
Hillard headed west.
He met Dave Tandy, father of
Charles Tandy while looking for work.
Tandy took Hillard to the YMCA and
paid $3 for him to have a place to stay.
Hillard was respected by many
members of the Fort Worth business
"There is no one in the
University's history who
has done more for this
institution. It is as if we
lost a member of our
"Charlie and my dad were com-
petitors and great friends. Fort Worth
will miss Charlie and the industry will
miss Charlie," said Roger Williams of
Jack Williams AutoMail.
"Charlie was one of the first deal-
ers 1 met when 1 came here from Chi-
cago 31 years ago, We were friends.
ever after, and 1 miss him," said Tyson
Poppell, owner-dealer of Tyson Buick.
Mo Meador of Meador
Oldsmobile and Meador Chrysler said
Hillard was "a very good man, an hon-
est man, a good salesman and dealer."
Hillard was involved in many
ways in the Fort Worth community.
He was a member of the board of trust-
ees of Cook-Fort Worth Children's
Medical Center and the Rotary Club
of Fort Worth. In addition, Hillard was
founding director of the Fort Worth
Jaycees and an organizer of West Side
Slate Bank, later known as Bank of
Hillard is survived by his wife of
61 years, Mary Jane Roberts Hillard;
one son Charlie R. Hillard; one daugh-
ter, Shirley Hillard; six grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.'
Memorials may be made to Texas.
Wesleyan or Cook-Fort Worth
Children's Medical Center.
(Supplemental information for
this article was obtained from The Fort
Worth Star Telegram.)
Students manage anxiety
By Christy Aw ad
The classroom is overcome by
.silence \tt eyes are focus**!'on the
test fvtpcrs . '
Alt except for one student, w ho
ean\ seem to stop fidgeting or to shake
the "butterflies '
Sudden!); he's aware of how hot
the room is Ami how low! the people
tn the halt -ire talking, although no
txxfy else seem%to he hotheied He
t: i i . , he . ' ivi- ■ "v / th He
studied during the post week m prepa-
Funny, he didn't haws that prob-
lem yesterday w hile being quizzed by
hiv study partner.
"A lot of students, complain about
anxiety when taking tests, said Dr.
Jim Cannici, director of counseling
He held a workshop on test tak
ing Feb 17 in the Campus Center.
Cannici sand he conducts a test
anxiety workshop about once or twice
One student attended the work-
shop on Friday. "There's usually a
very small shoeing;' Cannici said. He
said the number of students attending
usually ranges from one to seven. '
Cannici explained that test anxi
etv causes mental distractions, physi
eal symptoms or mental blocks that
"Everyone experiences it from
time to time," said Cannici "The
workshop is for when it becomes a
regular feature or becomes a problem *"
Junior Jan Bass said, "Knowing
that 1 know the material hut 1 just don'l
quite get it on paper is aggravating."
In the workshop. Cannici sug-
gested some general test-taking point-
ers-r-such things as how and in what
order to read test questions, or how to
prepare and study for an exam. He
also discussed some physical relax-
ation techniques J or example, how
to breathe or how to relax tensed
"There.are lots of different rea-
sons for \cs\ anxiety,"said Cannici.
He said the solutions vary for
each individual because ev eryone docs
not base the same causes leading up
10 the anxiety The cure is' depen-
dent on the reason for the anxiety."
1 anmci mi.! |i \ impo/iant io iden
tify what's the cause,"
Cannici said he will probably of-
fer another workshop on test taking
Anne Lawrence, senior art major displays
"CeruleanrRecent Works" on the third floor of the Eunice
and James L, West Library. After graduation in Dec. 1995,
Lawrence plans to pursue a master of fine arts in painting.
Photo by Khampha Bouaphanh
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