The Redbird (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, April 9, 1965 Page: 2 of 6
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April 9, 1965
Student Government Election
Candidates for Student Association offices will file
for positions next week. Filingisa prelude to spring
campaigns and the election of the leaders of our
campus for next year.
Start practicing now to be real grown-up, full-
fledged members of society by participating in
student government. Run for office if you are willing
to work hard and are interested in some reward
other than monetary one.
If you don't run, at least vote. You say the same
clique of people always win so you might as well not
vote ? Well, that's precisely why the same people
always win. A small group at Lamar--small in
number anyway--support activities and supply the
little enthusiasm present on this campus; they stick
together, and sure they win. Can you think of anybody
better qualified for the job? If so, vote for them.
Needless to say, a good leader is the personification
of any infinite number of shining qualities. Unfor-
tunately no one person can ever embody all the
bright blazing attributes of good leadership. The
job of the student body is to pick the one candidate
who comes the closest.
Whether a candidate has a madras blazer, a tough
bod, a guitar and a folksy voice, or a Greek pin on
his chest is not a valid criterior of effective leader-
ship. These things do not make a candidate unfit, but
they are irrelevent. Don't confuse the criterion for
class favoritewith the criterion for student govern -
It's definitely that time again. It's time to dredge
up " apathy" and "lack of interest," beat our heads
against them for a while, and then painfully admit
that they are still with us, invincible as ever. It's
time to shout into deaf ears about responsibility and
time to check the Rationalization File to see if there
are any new excuses this year. Election time is here
again. Make this year different -fulfill your obliga-
tion to yourself and to your college.
... So is Easter
This being the last issue of the Redbird before
Easter, the staff wishes you a happy Easter vacation.
Most dorm students will journey home for the
holiday. Please take our good wishes with you and
also a reminder to drive carefully.
When you're cruising down the highway within the
legal speed limit, cars zipping past you on either
side, don'ttake this ag a cue to break the speed limit
It's true that highways today are built for greater
speeds; they are flater, wider and smoother--all
conditions conducive to speed. Automobiles too are
built for greater speeds; their exterior design and
interior organs are conducive to speed.
Unfortunately, people are not also built for greater
speeds; they are housed in the same vulnerable
bodies which housed men long before automobiles
Remember to drive carefully and have a happy
Area Sports Day Here Tomorrow
Sports Day, aspecial program for
area high school girls, will be held
tomorrow in the women's gym from
8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The program, sponsored by the
W o men's Physical Education Pro-
fessional Club, expects 130 high
school students from Nederland,
Port Arthur, Port Acres, Beaumont,
Port Neches-Groves, and Bridge
The girls wi 11 participate in
v o llyball, softball, flag football,
abstacle runs, and relays. All
activities will be officiated by
physical education major students.
The sports activities will be follow-
edby aprogram, "ShindigFollies, "
presented by the physical education
First and second place awards will
be presented by Dr. Belle Holm,
women's physical education
department head. Door prizes will
be awared at theendofthe
Marie Seaburg is president of PEP
and Mrs. ’ Lois Wilson, assistant
professor, is sponsor.
The Redbird Staff
News Editor................Perry Riley
Features Editor.............Debby Gifford
Sports Editor..............Ross Markwardt
Make-up Editor..............Jan Stewart
Advertising Manager............Ross Ahlstrom
Circulation Manager............Jana Jackson
Cartoonist ...............Dow Hamblin
The Redbird is published weekly except during holidays, dead week
and final exams during the regular school term. Opinions expressed
are those of the student editor and do not necessarily reflect those
of the faculty and administration. Editorial offices are located in
Office Building #1.
For months representatives and
officers ot the student government
griped and complained about their
deteriorating roster board. Circle
K Club volunteered to restore this
After the expenditure of much
time, labor, and materials; this
renovated board was given to the
school, all expenses being donated
by Circle K. Within a week, this
board was back upstairs where no
one could see it. This condition
was corrected, yet the board now
has its- face turned to the wall and
its backside plastered so that it
looked like a page from a kinder-
Since this roster board was de-
signed to acquaint the student body
with the structure and the repre-
s en tatives of the student govern-
ment, I would like to suggest that
it be used for this purpose.
Kenneth M. Gibson
Kappa Delta’s Capture First Place
In Sigma Chi Derby Day Competition
LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS
Fleeing across campus, splashing
throu gh the fish pond, clammering
up trees, the prey sought to escape
the predatory beast hot on his trail.
Such was the scene at Lamar as
members of Sigma Chi Fraternity
sporting black derbies resisted the
savage clutches of sorority mem-
bers who craved their derbies in
the p r e - Derby Day derby chase
last week. The all-day chase was
a prelude to a roster of events
which pitted Tech sororities against
each other Thursday afternoon in
Cardinal Stadium as the Sigs
unrolled their fifth annual Derby
With a mere two point spread in
the top three sorority point totals,
Kappa D elta emerged victorous
with 75 points accumulated.
Alpha Delta Pi was second with 74
points, and Zeta Tau Alpha was
third with 73 points.
Mary Lo ck wood of ADPi was
named Miss Derby Day by a panel
of faculty judges. The ADPi's also
won the derby chase with a total
of 3 0 derbies snatched. Zeta's
and D Z ' s tied for second in the
In the all-Sig beauty contest,
Lady Godiva (Bill Tew), complete
with'white horse, was named the
winner from a field of contestants
i n c 1 u d ing Goldfinger's aviatrix,
Madame Butterfly, Tinkerbell the
Fairy, and a voluptuous model
straight from a Maidenform add.
Each sorority chose a Sigma Chi
and dressed him as a girl in the
all-Sig contest. Delta Zeta
entered Lady Godiva.
Faculty j udges for the beauty
events were Dr. Paul E. Isaac, Joe
Lambert, David C. Spencer of the
history department; Dr. Sam F.
Parige, economics; and Jack
S o r ority entrants, each branded
with the Greek letters "Sigma
Chi" on the posterior of their
jeans, competed in ten events
during Derby Day competition.
Looking like pseudo-centipedes,
t earns of six girls jogged through
the leg-tie scramble. Kappa
Delta finished first with Alpha
Delta Pi second. In the water
balloon relay, the long water-
fill e d balloons used as batons in
the relay, Zeta's finished first.
Alpha Chi Omega was second.
A Chi O's contestant was first to
drop three egg yolks from Her
standing position on a chair into a
cup mo unted on the forehead of
her teammate who was lying on
the ground beneath her. Gamma
Phi Beta placed second in the
The Zeta's Mary Ann Parker was
first to sweep a volleyball the
length of the football field with a
broom attached to her back .
Kappa Delta was second. Sissie
Carey of ZTA recovered the most
nickels from a wading pool filled
with flour and water. KD's were
were second again.
- Mounted horseback style on long
balloons, t eams of three girls
"rode" a 50-yard relay area to
exchange, without the use of their
hands, the balloon with their
waiting teammates, KD's were
first and A Chi O's second.
A f t e r spinning around with her
head on the end of a bat placed
verti ca 11 y on the ground, each
contestant ran a 50-yard course
to tag a teammate who repeated
this process. Gamma Phi 3eta
placed first with ADPi second.
Gary Reynolds was chairman of
the master of ceretnonies for
Derby Day. Doyle Reynolds
handled publicity; Mike Brannan,
the program; and Gene Davis, the
Derby Day, though it differs
from year to year, is a tradition
of Sigma Chi chapters across the
United States. It always features,
however, com petition among
sororities which calls for stamina,
speed and skill.
IT'S GONNA' BE A SHINDIG--Getting ready for Saturday's special program
for area high school girls are members of Lamar's Physical Education Pro-
fessionals. The organization will sponsor the event. From left to right are
Marie Seaberg, Beaumont junior; Jo Frederick, Port Acres junior; and Pat
Tochen, Wallar sophomore. (Staff Photo)
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Oglethorpe, Bonnie. The Redbird (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, April 9, 1965, newspaper, April 9, 1965; Beaumont, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth499051/m1/2/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar University.