The Redbird (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, February 16, 1968 Page: 2 of 12
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Tech Cheerleaders Air View/s
On Occurrences at Trinity Game
In reply directly to Mike Ram-
sey, and the articles in the Beau-
mont Journal and Beaumont En-
terprise, we would like to de-
fend what has been misconstrued,
exaggerated, but most of all un-
fair and uncalled for rem. rks
written about the Lamar Tech
cheerleaders and the Lamar stu-
As was stated in last week’s
Redbird, the cheerleaders were
guilty of blasting insults at the
opposing bench, and because of
this, it was implied that we were
responsible for the conduct of
everyone in the gym. It appears
as though we are being used as a
We agree that several insults
were directed toward the Trinity
team. However, these insults
occured only after one of the
“innocent numbers of Trinity’s
team told us he was going to cram
a megaphone up our.......
What Mike Ramsey means
by insults, we are not certain.
Except for a few, • most of the
remarks “blasting* out of our
megaphones were similar to “Go
Big Red* or “Go Cardinals*. We
apologize for the few remarks
that were der rogatory about
Trinity’s team, but we do not
feel we have been given justice
by the “almighty* sports writers
We would like an apology from
these “men* because one is cer-
tainly in order.
In defense of the Lamar stu-
dent body, we would like to make
a rebuttal against the common be-
lief among sportswriters that we
are “savages, having painted
faces, carrying spears, and living
Not one article has mentioned
that the Trinity player who was
hit happened to have thrown the
first punch. The conduct of Trin-
ity’s coaches was also far from
sportsmanlike. In the first half
their head coach slammed his
chair to the gym floor. Later,
Trinity’s assistant coach had to
be held by four of his players
from running onto the court and
fighting with an official. Even
though these actions do not justify
the conduct of Lamar’s student
body, Trinity should never have
enjoyed the remarks written
about what true sports men -they
were. We sincerely hope that
a situation such as the one with
Trinity will never happen again.
But if it does, we also hope
that individuals who are not re-
sponsible are not used as scape-
goats, and that Lamar is not re-
ferred to as a snakepit, and the
students as savages.
I would like to clarify several
points concerning the TISA Bill
of Rights for Texas Students.
First, Nicky Lampson, pres-
ident of Student Government,
stated that “the Bill of Rights
should be amended and molded
to fit the needs of Lamar.* Why
hasn’t this been done?
Student Government has had the
Bill of Rights for over four
months. No action was taken
until the Student Action Com-
mittee brought up the issue and
a motion by the SAC Represen-
tative was tabled. Student Gov-
ernment failed to inform Lamar
students of such a Bill of Rights.
The article carried in The Red-
bird does not clearly state the
position of the Student Action
Committee. Article III of the
Bill of Rights states that dis-
ciplinary proceedings should be
instituted for violation of
standards of conduct defined in a
The Student Handbook now
limits these standards to those
“as the appropriate disciplinary
agency may decide...* No, Mr.
Lampson, they are not too clear-
According to the StudentHand-
book “the Committee on Student
Publications appointed by the
Pres, of the College...* approves
“all publications written and ed-
ited by members of the student
Article IX of the Bill of Rights
would strike down what could be
used as a censorship committee.
Are we free to invite speakers
of our choosing? Article VM
would guarantee this right. “The
Lamar Forum Committee estab-
lished by the Pres, is “the of-
ificial agency for scheduling
speakers...on controversial mat-
ters„.College facilities will be
denied to any group, and to any
speaker for a program of a con-
troversial nature* which is not
approved by the Forum Com-
Decide for yourself, does La-
mar need a Bill of Rights.
Joseph Truncale Granted Leave
To Conduct Research in Europe
A faculty development leave
has been awarded Joseph Trun-
cale, associate professor of
music at Lamar Tech.
The purpose of the faculty de-
velopment leave program is to
engage faculty members in pro-
jects, study, travel and research
in their major field.
Truncale plans to conduct a
research project in opera. He
will visit many European opera
houses, fine arts institutes,
schools and libraries in order to
study the standard and contempo-
rary operatic repertoire. He and
his wife and two children left
for Europe Thursday and will
return to Beaumont in June.
The tour will begin with a
week’s stay in London, where he
will meet Harold Rosenthal, edi-
tor of “Opera Magazine,*
and William Mann, editor and cri-
tic of the “London Times.*
In Frankfurt, Germany, the
Truncates will visit Jeanette
Hall, an ex-student who is stu-
dying there. Other countries in-
cluded in his itinerary are Si-
cily, Switzerland and France.
U, S. Rep. Jack Brooks has
advised the Truncales that the
Department of State has given him
assistance by introducing him to
the United States embassys and
consulate generals in the various
cities in Europe. The Officer of
Cultural Affairs will provide spe-
cial permits in gaining entrance
to schools, libraries and opera
companies for study and resear-
ch in the field of operatic pro-
ductions during the tour.
Replacement for Mr. and Mrs,
Truncale as director of music
and organist at Trinity Methodist
Church will be Dr. George L.
Parks and Dr. Bob Reynolds of
Lamar Tech. Craig Hall and Miss
Marilyn Terrell will assist with
the youth choirs.
Work hard every day and in
this way the 30-year home mort-
gage may be paid off by the
time Social Security starts.
The Redbird Staff
Editor. . ......................Charles Goode
News Editor..................Leta Kay Reasoner
Business Manager. . . . . . .........C. Lynn Magnus
Sports Writers.....................Mike Ramsey
Photographers...................... Mack Culpepper
Faculty Advisor....................H. H. Wilkerson
Reporters (English 235)—Linda Garbarino, Donald Hamilton,
Barbara Klema, Paul Langley, Vickey McBride, Mary McMahon,
Anita Murphy, John Snell, Mark Wiley and Katherine Williams.
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Thirteen new members have
been initiated in the Lambda Tau
Service Sorority at a banquet held
at the Beefeater.
The new members are. Jeri
Lynne Ashley, Lynn Bass, Peggy
Crow, Ann Daleo, Nancy Driver,
Icel Kendrick, Margaret Lump-
kin, Lavette Mullinix, Patsy Pen-
ry, Lisa Purdon, Joye Smith,
Cheryl Snoek, and Karen Vratis.
Awards were given to Joye
Smith as best pledge, and Cheryl
.Snoek and Dianne Stone for scho-
larship. Beverly Kondo was
chosen by the pledge class as
Last Wednesday Lambda Tau
ribboned Brenda Hammock,
Kathy Higgins, Rbsemary Laufer,
Mary Ligon, Nancy Maggard, and
Eleanor Siros as their new spring
Courses to be offered in sum-
mer school at Lamar Tech were
discussed at a recent department
head meeting of the School of
Visiting the meeting was John
McKetta, dean of engineering at
the University of Texas.
Lamar engineering faculty at-
tending the meeting were G.
B. Tims, Jr., associate dean of
engineering; Dr. R. A. Mc-
Allister, chemical engineering
department; Dr. Otto Brown,
mechanical engineering depart-
ment; Dr. David Gates, indus-
trial engineering department; Dr.
Luther Beale, civil engineering
department; Dr. J. M. Stark and
P. W. Latimer, associate prof-
essor, math department.
Lloyd B. Cherry, dean of en-
gineering, presided at the meet-
Math Club Plans
A Hemisfair field trip is being
planned by the Math Club, April
Students interested in joining
the club or seeking information
about the field trip may contact
the secretary in Room 205, En-
gineering I building or any Math
Membership fees are $2 a
semester and Hemisfair reser-
vations are $5.
Officers of the club are Edna
Johnstone, president; Romona
Devalcourt, vice president; Jan-
ey Carver, secretary; Tom Ta-
li aney, treasurer, and Ronnie Sis-
trunk, social chairman.
Slated March 15
A modern dance and ballet con-
cert by members of two compan-
ies of Lamar dance classes will
be presented Friday, March 15,
at 8:15 p. m. in the Theatre.
The program will be divided
into modern and ballet sections,
with the modern section yet to
be selected. Choreography will
be by Rebecca M. Obenauf, assis-
tant professor of physical and
health education for women; Don
Walker, Beaumont; and Robert
Rodrigue, Port Arthur.
The classical ballet will be
presented to the score of “Ray-
monds,* by Glazounov. Dancers
will include Rodrigue; Kris Nel-
son Houston; Nelson Price and
Elizabeth Olham, both of Beau-
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