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Behind the Scenes .
On* it*m concerning student draft aren't to ba taken lightly. When the Selective service examina-
dafewnaata which k usually ovartooked At 26, a person ia usually married or tion* come up in December and March,
may cause som«* worries later. starting out in his career. With the many students will have to decide
A -tipulation which draft boards keep threat of draft hanging over a man's whether they had rather seek defer-
pretty mum shout and which is usually head, he usually finds it hard to get a nt . , ,w th • t th ■
buried in pre«a releases ia that once J0fe and s bit difficult to .start planning T* *m< . . nine yean. to their
men accept a student deferment they « future.
Dr. Gafford Turns From Whodunits,'
Writes Book on European Imperialism
are eligible for draft until they reach)
S5. Otherwiaa, men over 26 are draft-
The clause is probably added to th*
Selective service law to prevent stu-
dents from trying to avoid military
duty by staying in school until they
reach 26. Mo fault can be found with
the law.
However, whether the fact Is played
down intentionally or not, it is some-
thing that students should think about
Nine years added to draft eligibility
The Campus Chat-
eligibility, or risk not being drafted and
be exempt when they reach 26.
At least, it is something to think
about—Gerald Skid more
b> KAY MOSRI.KY
( k«t A MMeistr Fiiiw
then tit* British
shoved a mean-looking -45 into the Shah's ribs,
sad in a low vote*, said, 'Rand over them oil
rights, bod. or it's curtain*'"
You probably won't And such a paragraph
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A scourge of subversive elements ha*
inflicted itaelf upon the campus. Humor
has it that experimental biological war
fare is being waged by some unknown
enemy.
Strange noises are heard in t he dorm-
itories, across the nlab. behind the
stacks of the library, lurking in the mu-
c ftjwott SthwqthsMA
(Dklcdouat (powGAA
0f CthqjLniiw floAA
It wasn't much of a revolt, but it
probably caused Juan Peron a few anx-
ious moment*
He might have seen himself going
out of office just a* hi* predecessor
was booted out in another army coup.
The Argentine "civil war," though
quickly crushed, showed that Peron
doesn't have the complete grip on the
country for which many have given him
credit.
It was at first believed the revolt
wan staged to create sympathy for
Peron in the upcoming national election.
This hardly tieems correct, since Peron
is about as likely to be defeated as Joe
Stalin.
He has brought many reforms to Ar-
gentina, especially to the working class-
es, in education, suffrage, and welfare.
Only with certain segments of the army
is he unpopular And his wife Kva is
violently opposed by most army men.
The immediate effect of the revolt
was to strengthen Peron's position as
dictator.
The Argentine lx ss has used the wave
of feeling stirred up in hit favor by the
attempt to purge those unfriendly to
him to strengthen his dictatorial powers.
It isn't likely that Peron will Is*
turned out of office, either by an army
coup or by the ballot. And even if the
revolt had been successful, the new
government would have been just an-
other dictatorship.-—Hay Moseley
Hiteal instrument* of the Symphony or-
chestra. Little figures are seen creep-
ing across every street, lurking in every
corner, profaning the very air we
breathe with rumors of urineen fries
Some .say these seldom-seen enemies
are harbingers of a long, cold winter.
Others say they are menaces to health
and sanitation. The majority merely
consider them nuisances which are bet-
ter off dead.
Be they heralds of winter < r simply
public nuisances, they are here to stay,
for awhile anyway.
Yep- the crickets have come back to
North Texas. Just like those C'apistrano
swallows.
• 90
Speaking of strange noises, there is
one floating among the sound waves
from the snack bar that raise* our
hackles. It belongs to a bear The bear
is |>art of a shooting gallery where lit-
tle Ixjys amuse themsellves. To peace-
loving citizens like us journalists, that
constant "grrrrrr" comes straight from
Dante's "Inferno ' -Cathy Etter
m Dr. Frank Hall Gafford* forthcoming book
on European imperialism in the Near and Mid-
dle East Bat it you should, blame it on a
former pastime of hie- reading detective star
A former pastime, because two year* ago
the busy historian gave up reading "whodun-
its," he explain*.
At present, the new NT history department
chairman is wriung hi* book on a iubjsct
that is familiar to him. For European im-
perialism in the Near and Middle East is hi*
specialty.
He isn't sure when the book will be com
pleted. Although it will not touch on the pres
ent titoation in Iran, the book will explain the
connection between event* in the early part
of the century and the existing crisis.
In 1SOS. Dr. Gafford received a Carnegie
research grant to write the book He als"
wrote hi* doctorate dissertation on the > m^
xubjeet at the University of Texas
It win at the university that Dr. Gafford
received hi* three degrees arid started his
teaching caieer. He wa« a tutor in his grad-
uate day*, which i* the name as a teaching
fellow here. Therein lies the story of the woman
in his life, Dr. Gafford explain*
AUTHOR ai «e! a* teache*-
Gafford '«* ^ 'or y
He «fit<nq a ooo« or< furooea
in the Nmi ana f*ar Efl1.'
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U>ftr V
Dr Gafford, although a history major, was
tutoring in the anthropology department. In
typical story-book fashion, ha mat his boss's
daughter, and was later married to bar. The
b *w was Dr. G. C. Engerrand, who t« still a
professor at the univaraity.
In hi* 26 years of teaching, Dr. Gafford has
been at the University of Miaaiasippi, Univer-
sity of the South a: Havana*. T*nn., the Col-
>ge of Charleston (S.C.I, snd Tulane univer-
sity.
He came to North Texas from Tulan* in the
full of 194U, an J was appointed chairman of
the history department this fall, succeeding
Dr. I.. W. Newton, retired.
As for hobbies, Dr. Gafford aays, "I have
nune. I'm not a golfer, a hunter, or a fiaher-
man." He spends most of his leisure reading
historical work* and other books. But no more
detective stories.
Dr Gafford also professes a liking for foot-
hall watching it, of couree. "I haven't played
since my high school days," he explains.
His family consists of his wife, a daughter,
Eleanor, who ix a cataloguer in the library at
Texas Western college, and a son. Frank Jr.,
who attends high school here. ,
Dr. Gafford holds membership in the Amer-
ican Historical association, the Mississippi
Valley Historical association, and Phi Alpha
Theta, honorary historical fraternity.
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Varsity Club Improves Standards
In Switching to Original Script
SKID'S ROW
Society Succumbs to Satire
In Comic Strips, Literature
bv l.KlMMl .SKI DM ORE
SATIRK HAS played an important role
in history for hundreds of years. In
drama, essay, poetry, and story, clever
writers have taken their "digs" at gov-
ernment arid society for centuries.
I'KKIIAI'S the course of history has
not lawm changed drastically by writers'
wit, but many of the foibles of man
and his doings have bean brought to
light through this medium.
ONE OF THE best examples of the
use of satire is that form of verse which
Campus Echoes . . .
Prof's Dry, Lecture's Deep,
Class Uses Time to Sleep
by I.LORI A SEAM \N
We'd like to dedicate this short classic from
the Trinitonian, Trinity university, to the
freshmen:
"Now I lay me down to sleep
The prof is dry, the lecture's deep.
If he should quit before I wake,
Someone kick me, for goodness sake!"
• • •
The College Eye of Iowa State tells of a
party of tourist* who were looking at Vesuvius
in full eruption.
"Ain't this just like hell!" exclaimed an
American.
"Ah, th* Americans," said a Frenchman
standing by, "where have they not been?"
When the job was done, the rebel* came
we now term the "nursery rhyme."
Students of literature say such poetry
was originally written to poke fun at
kings and nobles.
FOR INSTANCE, the nursery rhyme
"Little Jack Horner" r. lers to a mes-
senger in the time of Henry VIII. Eng-
lish lands were being confiscated, ami
the messenger was instructed to deliver
a packet containing the deeds and titles
of several big estates.
THE MESSENGER broke the parcel,
selected a nice estate and title for him-
self, and became a noble. Thus, the
line: "He put in a thumb and pulled
out a plum, and said, 'What a good bov
am I.'"
SATIRE IS being used widely today.
In Europe, it has taken the form of
jokes.
IN BERLIN some of the favorite poli-
tical jokes have been forwarded by a
correspondent. One goes like this: "A
come out of retirement and run for of-
fice again.'"
HERE'S A favorite in London:. "Dia-
logue at the fishmonger's: 'What lovely
salmon!' That's not salmon. That's cod
blushing at its price.' "
EVEN HERE we have our own little
jokes. There are thousands concerning
presidents and statesmen as well an
those about society. And what could
be more satirical than A1 Capp's "Li'l
Abner" ?
There will be something different in the
Varsity show this fall
The program for the forthcoming produc
lion will state, whatever the phraseology,
words to this effect:
"An original musical play, music by Charles
Titsworth, book by Bob Woodruff."
This news may not seem startling to those
who have naively Wlieved that the Varsity
club has presented original musical comedy
for the past two seasons.
For there has always been a member's by-
line on the club's scripts which- -if you over-
looked the cliches and medieval plot contri-
vances—were somewhat original. And if the
music were borrowed, at least it was pre-
sented with considerable freshness.
Perhaps it is unwise to review the Varsity
club's adolescence in the musical comedy field,
but a just comparison demands it.
For now the members, who undoubtedly did
present music in a fresh and original way,
can use their energies to present music which
is just as fresh as their talents.
No claims are made as to the future fame
of Tit*worth's music, but he is one of our
outstanding student composers, and his music
has been favorably received both by musicians
and by the press.
Enthusiasm must also be held in reserve
as to Woodruff's writing. This will lie the
Whirligig
Costs May Lead Factors
Causing Enrollment Drops
storming back into town. "Fade these uniforms fori.(er high Nazi official woke up one
back to grey," the Southern general ordered, morning to discover, with horror, that
Feelinv unable o. « thr....irh «i h l«K h'8 ri,?ht ttrTn ha<l locked itself into a
Feeling unable to go through with the job pt>rn,Mjt,„r >Whftt 8ha|, ,
again, the disgusted tailor joined the army. do?' he cried in terror. 'Oh, that's all
Moral: Old dyers never fade, they just sol- right, dad,' replied his son, patting him
«way. on back. 'It's |>erfectly fine. Just
Remember?
Dean Attended State Meeting;
Classes Elected New Officers
gome people will try anything to get what
tbwy want. According to The Astec, San Diego
college, a drunk waa leaning against the bar
hollering, "Yours, your*, yours, yours." A
tory as the Razorbacks were picked to win by
from two to six touchdowns.
2 \ earn Vgo
Itenton's new Campus theatre will hold its
formal opening Friday evening. The firit
movie to lie shown in the modern theatre is
'I Was a Male War Bride," starring Cary
by DON FAUfiHT
4 Year* Ago
Dr. Iinogene Bentley, dean of women, at-
tended a meeting of the executive board of
crowd gathered around him. One Innocent chap tke Texas Association of Deans and Advisors
askedr "What's yours?" The drunk straight- of Women and Girls at Arlington last Satur-
ated up quickly and chirped, "Make mine day . . . Class officers and representatives of
scotch and soda." three important committees will be elected at
Also from the AxUc: A guard from the 8 p.m. Friday in claas meetings, according to < ranl •n<1 Denton's own Ann Sheridan . ,
lunatic asylum rushed up to a farmer on th* Dr. B. B. Harris, dean of administration . . . 'he Ave*u> literary maguine, received an
road and said: "I am looking for an escaped Starting a new type of radio newscasting, All-American rating from the National Scho-
lunatic. Did he pass this way?" "The Campus Chat of the Air" will go on '* tic Press aaaociation this week. This is the
The farmer puffed thoughtfully on his corn- the air at 4:80 p.m. next Friday. Sponsored «i*W time th* North Texas magasine has won
cob fipe and asked: "What d< e* he look like?" by the journalism department, the weekly thia honor. Co-editors for the magaxine were
"He's v ry short," said the guard, "and he broadcast will interpret the week'a news aa a el*ct*d thia week. Those taking the poaitions
Is very thin and wlgfca shout 880 pounds." supplement to th* Chat . . . North Texas' Mary Louise Davis, Corpus Christi, and
The farmer ImM at the guard ia tmtm- Dipey Doodlers will trawl to fan Antonio to Richard Magruder, Denton . . . Registration
ment. "How can a man b* short and thin and entertain the Texas and Oklahoma Kiwanians figures for tin fall semester reached 5189 as
sUII weigh 3M> pounds?" he aaked. at a district meeting of Kiwanis international the Chat west to pr*aau Enrollment ia ex-
><*% Ml aa surprised," aaid the guard tfcla week. 9hs trie consists of Jin Boh Nance, P«ct*d to rcach 5200 . . . Campus slabs an
*ngrfl|. "I told you h* waa craay." Adrian tleCtisk, and Reuben Noel at Ama> to alast offiosra for the fall aamaator . . .
* • • rillo . . . "Humoreaque," starring Joan Craw- Sororities and fraternitiea began rush activi-
ford and John Garfield, will be presented at ties for their pledges today. The parties cou-
th* stage show Saturday night . . . Coach *>sted of teas, smokers, ranch-style parties,
Odus Mitchell'a Eagles put North Texas in and get-togethers . . . The Women's Recrea-
te limelight last Friday as they fought the tion aaaociation will give a "Howdy party"
Arkansas Kasorbacks, only to loae 1841. The Thureday night for students Intereeted in
defeat gave the North Texans a moral vie- participating Hi intramural aporta.
The Louisiana Stat* university
ports a Mary ef OHrU war vintage. In
tucky, the Yankees captured a warehouse, con-
taining 10,000 Confederate grey uniforms.
"Dye them blue," the Union genera! com-
manded a local tailor.
h> RAY MOHRLFA
The enrollment is down at North Texas.
It's down at the University of Texas. And
it's that wsy at almost every college in the
nation.
Fortunatoly for Kagle Land the decline here
is less than was expected, less than the na-
tional average. But enrollment has fallen off
The United States Office of Education re-
port* that college registration across the na-
tion this year totals around 2,600,000. That's
in a nation wealthy enough to put each and
every one of its youth through four years of
college.
Uical officials attribute the dip to a re-
duced number of veterans and to the draft
situation.
But the college lost only around 400 vet-
erans. That's just a part of the decrease.
It's possible the draft and enlistments did
take a considerable number of men. But the
armed forces have been extremely lenient with
college men wh*re the draft ia concerned.
None of the high school graduates who
planned on entering college this fall were
drafted. And probably none of those students
already in college who flunked the deferment
test wore bsfor* the fall term opened.
Of course, many may have gotten panicky
and joined up. But the ROTC unit here should
have drawn in more students.
There is one factor that affected the en-
rollment which has generally been overlooked
by many.
That's the increased cost of living.
Many parents who had hoped to send their
children to college were undoubtedly forced
to chang* their plans when prices started tak-
ing bigger bites from their budgets. It was
in some cases either a choice of no college for
the children or not enough food for the table.
And so, many youngsters went to work instead
of going to college.
Undoubtedly, many valuable leaders in al-
most every field were lost to the world for
this reason. Yet Congraaa la still unwilling to
enact legislation on federal aid to education.
The college enrollment drop is in direct
contrast to the public schools, where a record
number of students is jamming classrooms.
In elementary schools, this is attributed to the
•baby boom" of World War II.
Could the low birth rate of the depression
era have thinned present coHege enrollment?
• • •
Dr. Gallup, in a recent poll, says that 69
per cent of the American public drink alcoholic
beverages in one form or another at some time
or another each year. The rest are total ab-
stainers. This compares with a high of 67 per
cent who imbibed in 1945.
Among other things, the poll shows that
more men than women drink, and that beer
and wine are the favorite drinks.
Evidently Hadacol ian't as popular as they
say.
by hal yeargan^i
first of his works to raac'.i the stage. However,
he has already done u first play, a three-act
drama with incidental music by Titsworth
His work with Supper theatre, the College
piayers, and student publications gives him
considerable background for a student play-
wright.
The Varsiteers have made a wise decision.
They have learned a lot of the tricks in show
business, and now they plan to use this know-
how. And thiii show is going to take a lot of
know-how.
First they will need a larger company. Try
outs have been scheduled for tonight and Oct.
10 in Kendall hall. Singers, dancers, and back-
stage hands who offer their services will not
regret belonging to this organisation, the only
one of its kind on the campus.
With the Alumni . . .
Exes Form Club
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In Amarillo Area
h, DIXIE CURTIS
Fourteen exes met recently in the conference
room of the Amarillo Globe-News to elect of-
fices® for their newly organized Exes club.
CLOYS WEBB was elected president, MARY
LOUISE BROOME, vice-president and pub-
licity chairman; MRS. DARLEEN VACHON.
secretary; CARL MEYER, treasurer, and JIM
BOB NANCE, social and entertainment chair-
man.
Two August graduates are now serving as
teachers and one as a librarian. DOROTHY
MARIE CHITWOOD ia now teaching home
economics in Bryson. YVONNE FAY BEN-
NETT is a teacher of music in Leveratts'
Chapel. GEORGIA LOU BAIRI) is serving as
librarian at Leveretts' Chapel.
RAY WYATT, a 1951 spring graduate, is
on maneuvers in Puerto Rico with the Marine
Corps. Recalled to duty thia summer, Wyatt
is stationed at Cherry Point, N.C. Hi« wife,
the former PEOC?Y MOSELEY, is alao an ex-
student.
V. W. MARTIN JR. has successfully com-
pleted six months of basic pilot training at
James Connally Air Force baae. Martin at-
tended North Texaa prior to entering eadet
training. The remainder of his cadet training
will be given at Reese Air Force base.
DR. CLYDE S. McKAIN, vision specialist,
has recently been employed by the Lee Optical
company. McKain practiced optometry in Well-
ington, Midland, and Fort Worth prior to his
job in Greenville.
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