The Campus Chat (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 50, No. 58, Ed. 1 Friday, June 9, 1967 Page: 2 of 4
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PAGE 2—THE CAMPUS CHAT
Friday, June 9, 1967
War on Poverty
Should Be Won
Each summer, when thousands
of teachers become students, and
many more thousands of students
become workers . . . another tfreat
shift takes places — but with less
For the teacher, summer may
mean self-improvement through
graduate courses and another de-
cree. For the student, summer
represents a new life, one of rela-
tive independence and startliriK
The third major shift is one
made up of adolescents, of 6-year
olds who have never seen the in-
side of a school room. Yet their
new world is equally significant to
them, and may in fact have more
significance in the lontf run.
These are the underprivileged,
the mentally retarded, the slow
learners and im|x)verished children
with simply no place to go. Most of
them are part of the Great So-
ciety's War on Poverty. And most
of them are Poverty per se.
When their teachers tell them
of new and exciting places, their
eyes shine with anticipation. Field
trips, sponsored by the govern-
ment, represent ventures into the
unknown, for their world is a one-
room shack in a run-down neigh-
The father, if they have a fath-
er, is often a drunk, an itinerant
job-quitter who cares more for
Esprit de Corps?
Need New Methods
North Texans express just as
many new ideas and intelligent
opinions as other university and
college students. They express
them just as strongly, even if in
less-public and more-tasteful places
than the slab in front of the UP
In complaining about dorm food,
dormitory policies, telephones, stu-
dents rights, administrative rules
and a general lack of freedom, NT
students are typical of the student
What is not typical is that few
try to instigate movements to cor-
rect poor situations. The few who
do are usually the ones who go
through the wrong channels, like
orRanizing pickets and smearing
signs across walls.
More North Texans could sup-
port USNT officials who strive for
change through student Kovern-
ment cooperation with the admin-
istration. And whatever happened
to petitions? Presented to the
Spider Webs, Too
right people, they are just as ef-
fective as ever.
Students grumble among them-
selves but are not willing to dis-
«eJi>s their gripes with the people
who can do something to correct
them, or at least explain their
The trouble with North Texas is
that students like to complain but
not to correct. North Texans don't
care. "What's the use?" they ask.
"Anyway, I go home on the weeh
ends so all I have to worry about
is my classes."
Students never worry about any-
thing but their clashes, yet they
complain about everything else.
People are afraid to get involved.
Getting involved means thai some
time must be given to the effort
and somebody might even get mad.
Something is stabbing North
Texas and the students are stand-
ing on the sidewalks watching.
Does anyone know what esprit de
corps means? —Carol Reese
Hippies Sniff Thrill
From Banana Peel
There was a time when bananas
were used for pudding. Hut now
they've joined the ranks of LSD,
marijuana, nutmeg and morning
glory seeds. The hippies call it mel-
low-yellow, and it's their newest
ticket to a trip out.
Here is the kitchen-tested re-
cipe: take one banana, scrape the
inside of the peel, dry it in a slow
oven, crumble and roll it into a
banana joint, and you're on your
way to a banana high.
Although some hippies claim it
produces a "gentle high," others
claim it has no more effect on the
senses than a whiff of airplane
glue. "The whole thing is propa-
ganda from the United Fruit Com-
pany," one observer said. A com-
pany spokesman protested its in-
nocence by saying, "The only trip
you can take with a banana is when
you slip on the peel."
Doctors and biochemists tend to
have the same opinion. Dr. Jerome
Levine at the National Institute of
Mental Health concedes that ba-
nana peels contain both serotonin
and norepinephrine, chemicals that
are present in such illusionary
drugs as LSD. However, Dr. Le-
vine knews of no evidence that
banana highs produce any visual
Banana smoking is just another
step in the endless search for new
psychedelic dream-makers. What's
next? Some of the latest kicks in-
clude smoking dried spider webs
or rotten green peppers, and drink-
ing beans and root beer mixed to-
gether. Whether they produce a
high is doubtful, but one result is
certain — belly aches.
Here are some important
summer school dates:
June 10, Saturday: Last
day for change of schedule
other than a drop. Last day
incoming students can regis-
ter for a full load.
June 16, Friday: Time to
file petition for advanced
standing exam (file with
dean). Last day to apply for
degree in August without
June 21, Wednesday, Last
day to drop a course with
grade of W.
July 16, Saturday, Finals.
LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS
feeding himself than his children.
Mother is somewhat more ambiti-
ous, yet she is capable of just so
much; and more often than not,
the table is set with bread and
beans . . . and nothing else.
At school, the children are fed
a square meal, again at govern-
ment expense, and for the first
time in months, their stomachs
hurt from being full — not empty.
This is the silent war, the war
intended to give the under-privil-
edged a head start, the war that
many across this land protest as
being too expensive.
The things these children learn
from a multitude of federal teach-
ing aids are simple things: what
a book is, how to open the lxx>k
and how to shut it. These children
are years behind the norm.
And whether Republican or
Democrat, liberal or conservative,
there is much to be learned from
a confrontation with Poverty.
Poverty is infected s' res, shoeless
feet, dirt, and shabby clothes.
Poverty is ignorance and hopeless-
And it's a good thing there is
a War on Poverty.
Perhaps one day, if the War on
Poverty is won, some of these 6-
year olds will become teachers re-
turning to college for the summer
... or wage earners capable of
paying their own way.
•fr MU6T A SOURCE Of GtZEAT FBf&OHAL SATISFACTION FCK
VOU TO |_£AKN THAT THE FACULTY HAS U^AMiyiOU6l\ A6K£P
MF. TO APPOim -rVU ID HEAD THE £ALAJZY COW ITTCE."
Fun? We hop*.
These are the thoughts that pass
through the minds of the 1967 summer
Campua Chat staff.
The ataff, which will conaiat of Carol
Keeae, newa editor; Phil Ligon, editor-
iala editor; Gail Miller, amusement-ac-
tivitiea editor; Ken Scarborough, sports
editor, and myaelf along with reporters,
will try to give you what you want in
a newspaper—lively, timely, interesting
and helpful news.
The Chat, which was the first college
newspaper in the nation to go to a si*
column format, will have a livelier make-
up and make more use of pictures (es-
pecially those of girls by the Swimming
Pool) this summer.
DON'T LOOK for down-the-line con-
sistency in our editorials and columns be-
cause the Chat staff is made up of right-
wingers, left-wingers and no-wingers.
They all get their say.
The Chat will tell you about the com-
ing Dallas Summer Musicals and other
entertainment in thia area so that you
may know what to expect before attend-
ing a play, muaical or ahow.
The sports page will contain helpful
information pertaining to aporting
eventa in which you may participate in
order to keep your weight down or to
just have fun.
YOU MAY SEE your name in the
Chat this summer, preferably with the
correct spelling. The staff and I will
welcome any letter commenting on bad
or good (if there are any) points the
Chat may bring out. We will gladly ac-
cept any ideas on improving thia news-
We hope to have a good summer and
we hope you do also, but the Chat staff
will keep one thought in mind. Regard-
less of how progressive or creative we
make our newspaper, if it is not what
you want and need, the paper is a failure.
Students Scrawl on Bathroom Walls
Creativity Runs Wild
Ity HILL CASE
The long forbidden and ill-reputed
custom of scribbling on public walls is
undergoing u reformation heralded by
unorthodox author Robert Iteisner's.
"Graffiti: Selected Scrawls From liath-
Reisner asserts that beneath the fa-
miliar obscenities and well-worn euphe-
misms lies a valid folk-art that serves
as a valuable indication of current so-
cial trends and mores. He's backed up by
novelist. Norman Mailer, who proclaims
that "some o fthe best prose in America
is graffiti found on men's-room walls."
A recent survey of the North Texas
State collection of assorted graffiti
found most of it well deserving of the
annual literal whitewashing rendered it
by the administration recently. The
scribbling* presented little in the way of
originality, satire or quality prose, but
they did read lik< an angry and some-
what "biased indictment of the establish-
ment. The works of the great unpub-
lished at NTSU fell roughly into four
broad categories; Politics, Religion, Ra-
cism and War.
The campus politicians stopped short
of endorsing the incuml>ent administra-
tion In fact, they stopped a little short
of endorsing anybody:
Roses are red
Johnson ?s too,
Alert George Wallace
Q O T
In your heart you know he's far
Roses are red
and violets are
a communist front!
The Governor of Alabama is a
Rockwall is coming!
Sex is a communist plot!
Tomorrow is called off—LBJ.
If the activiata were confused over
the current political state, the theolo-
gians were doubly doubtful in matters of
faith in an age when the very existence
of God is being questioned.
Faith is a Quality
Of the uneducated.
God is Dead!
God ain't dead,
He's just playing possum!
God is alive and well in Mexico
fr&G J U &TT
God lives Today,
May everyone who writes on these
Be struck by lightning!
Another "long hot summer" is in the
making, and if the writing on the walls
is to be taken swriously, there are those
at North Texaa who would fan the
LBJ wears a coonskin cap!
We must choke those
Who hinder us!
Burn, Baby, Bum!
The Vietnamese war is often a target
of graffiti scribblers, many of whom are
War is a good business—Invest
Yankee, go home!
Draft beer—not students!
Rei.tember the alum, Moe!
The psychologists agree that few
writers really mean the things they
scribble on the walla. They say, rather,
that it is the shock effect of the mes-
sages that they value. They are quick
to add, however, that the scrawlings may
well represent unrecognized subconscious
fixations on the part of the author. If
that is the case, the graffiti of North
Texas presents a somewhat frightening,
contortionist view of modern man which
may well serve as his epitaph:
Beware of the monster
Who descended from the tree!
Don't write on the wall!
Health Or I ll
Who painted the Wall?
I hate all people, regardless
Of race, creed or color!
Support mental health
Or I'll kill you!
WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH
With the Alumni
DR. ROBERT CLINTON JR. (MM.
I960) of Snyder has been named an as-
sistant commissioner of the Texas College
Coordinating Board, effective July 1.
Dr. Clinton, now superintendent of
Snyder schools, will be in charge of de-
velopment of public junior colleges.
SYLVIA BRUMMETT (B.M. 1960) to
planning a five week European concert
for her Denverettes-Denveraires band
Miss Brummett has been assistant of
the metropolitan area student band at
Drake Junior High School in Arvada,
Colo., specifically in charge of the girls'
band, for the past three years.
LT. COL. CHARLES WILSON FIKES
(B.B.A. 1948), commander of the Air
Forces' logistical support detachment,
will complete an assignment in Manila
this month and will report to the Penta-
gon in Washington for duty.
Colonel and Mrs. Fikes are known in
Manila for the NTSU sticker displayed
on their car. Since the car is being sold
to a Filipino, motorists will continue to
see the sticker after the Fikeses have
CARL R. WOODWARD of Raton,
N.M., (B.S. 1949, M.Ed. 1950), was elect-
ed first vice-president of the New Mex-
ico department of elementary school
principals. Woodward is a native of
Wichita Falls and is currently principal
of Longfellow Elementary School in Ra-
Grinnell s Yearbook in Limbo
Grinnell, Iowa,—The Grinnell College
yearbook wound up locked in a safe de-
It wasn't really the yearbook, juat moat
of the copy for it. The copy waa unuaual,
so to speak.
The idea was to produce something
different. What emerged after montha of
effort waa a photo-essay of undergradu-
ate life featuring marijuana parties and
sex, the Associated Press reported.
There was no class picture or shot of
the year's athletic heroes.
The Campus Chat
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BILLY AHRENS. editor
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UAIL MILLER trtlvltin-tmuHmiiiU
KEN SCARBOROUGH porU
Til* Campua Chat, student newspaper of
North Texas State University. I* published
Mm I weekly (every Wadneaday and Friday I
during the long terms September through
May and weekly ievery Friday i during the
summer seaalon. June through August, ex-
cept during review and examination periods
and school vacations.
Editorial statementa of the Campua CUt
reflsrt the opinion of student writers and
not niveaaarily that of the North Texaa
State University Administration.
LETTERS PROM READERS: The Chat
welcomes letters from readers, but reaervsa
the right to edit when nacasaary. Letters
should be signed. Mall to: Box SM7, NT
Serond class poatage paid at Denton, Texaa.
Repreaented by National Educational Ad-
SUBSCRIPTION RATE: It annually.
The co-editors, Henry Wilhelm, 24, of
Arlington, Va., and John Phillips, 21, of
Algona, Iowa, spent so much time on the
yearbook they flunked out.
They mailed in their manuscript in
April. The printing company took a
quick look and mailed it right back to
the college. The company said it would
publish the book only if it received a
hard and faat release from any legal
reaponaibility. The printers called the
book "a major departure" from a normal
Grinnell's attorney read the manu-
script and looked at the pictures. He
aaid he counted at least 30 inatances of
College Preaident Glenn Leggett re-
turned the material to the editor, who
haa the copyright.
The ataff of the atudent newspaper re-
aigned in proteat of what it deacribed as
cenaorahip and "an admiaaion by the ad-
miniatration that it doean't have the
ability to deal with vigoroua controver-
The adminiatration admita ia doean't
have the ability to deal with thia particu-
lar yearbook, vigoroua or not.
The editora aaid that if the college
won't publiah the book aome way, they
will try to publiah it themaelvea. About
l,00o students have paid $7 each for
the book. But if there ia no book, the
atudenta will get their money back.
Auatin—Texas Rangeis charged a Un-
iversity of Texas student last week in
Rio Grande City with "assisting in evad-
ing arrest" of two farm labor union
members who had allegedly broken a
state law against secondary picketing.
Alejandro Moreno Jr., a senior major-
ing in economics and working with the
South Texas Project of the University
YMCA this summer, was jailed with
four other men. Moreno waa released on
$150 bond the next day.
Moreno, who received a "small bruise
when the sheriff shoved a shotgun" into
his ribs, aaid Rangers probably arrested
him because he had told them earlier that
he knew nothing of the whereabouts of
the two farm labor union members. The
Rangers found Moreno and hia compan-
iona with the two men later that even-
Sen. Joe Beroal of San Antonio and
Dr. Ramio Casso, a McAllen phyaician,
said the Rangers were "brutal" while
arresting the five men. Three other sen-
ators later defended the Rangers.
Col. Homer Garrison, director of the
Department of Public Safety, aaid the
allegationa were "totally falae and un-
Moreno, who indicated he was bitter
about the Texaa Rangers, said the Valley
Farm workers have "been treated un-
justly" and need "to free themaelvea
from the bonda of slavery."
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