The Redbird (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, March 12, 1965 Page: 1 of 6
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3500 High School
Students Preview Tech
A pproximat ely 3, 500 seniors
from area high schools invaded
Lamar's cam pus last Friday to
catch a glimpse of what would be
in store for them if they matricu-
late at Lamar Tech in the fall.
At the 1965 session of the annual
Citizenship and Career Day
students were addressed by the
Houston Chamber of Commerce
Gail Whitcomb. He told the
visitors. "You are now at a point:
i n life where responsibilities will
rapidly settle on your shoulders. "
These responsibilities will carry
through the whole process of
entering college, businessor
industry, becoming a resident and
e n t e r i ng into the formation o f a
new social and family life ,
Whitcomb said. He told students
that the life tney are entering
doesn't function by automation,
but must be energized by people
Prior to launching his speech,
Whitcomb led the throng gathered
in McDonald Gym in a resounding
cheer, "Tech, Ray, Tech. "
Dr. Richard W. Setzer, dean of
the college, urged all students to
enter an institute of higher educa-
ti on as he opened the assembly .
He introduced Carl Cooper, assist-
ant manager of the East Texas
Chamber of Commerce, who out-
lined the da^'s events.
After the assembly, students
a d j o u rned to their first guidance
clinics where they were acquainted
with their choice of occupational
fields and future majors. After the
lunch break, students attended a
second clinic of this type. Lamai
instructors gave one-hour outlines
of what the student should expect
to encounter in over 50 different
fields of science, art, engineering,
liberal arts, business and voca-
The event is co-sponsored by the
EastTexas Chamber of Commerce
and the Beaumont Chamber.
LAMAR STATE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, BEAUMONT, TEXAS
Vol. 15, No. 17
March 12, 1965
A three day carnival scores as
the major event of LT Jubilee
week. Beginning March 29 and
la sting until April 3, the Jubilee
will offer a spring festival different
from any student government
project ever held on campus.
Eachday, and almost every hour
during LT Jubilee, continuous
activities will be held--beginning
Monday wi th the Creative Arts
Festival and ending Saturday night
with an all-school dance.
A coed will be honored during
the dance when she is named
CAREER DAY SPEAKER--Gail Whitcomb, president of Houston's Chamber
of Commerce, addressed some 3,200 high school students last Friday who
were on campus for Career Day. Activities included clinics in which
students were informed of the advantages of the fields of study in which
they were interested. (Staff Photo)_
"queen. " Student Government
awards will be given to winners of
the Creative Arts Festival, and the
engineering student whose techni-
cal paper wins the Engineering
Contest will be announced.
Religious Emphasis week, engin-
eering week, the Jazz Festival,
C reative Arts Festival, the Hoot-
enanny, and Sigma Chi's Derby
Day will be part of LT Jubilee.
On Thursday, Friday, and Sat-
urday a carnival, complete with
rides and booths sponsored by Tech
sororities, fraternities, and organ-
izations, will be set up on parking
lot 7, in front of McDonald
The sponsoring organizations of
the booths will donate 10 per cent
of their proceeds to the Lamar
Tech Scholarship fund, according
to Ira Sanborn, chairman of LT
Ideas f or the booths will be on
a "first come, first served" basis,
according to Sanborn.
Thursday, April 1, beginning at
noon, classes will be dismissed.
Classes will resume their regular
schedule on F r iday morning ,
The Hootenanny will be Thursday
night in McDonald Gymnasium.
The Jazz Festival is set for Friday
e v e ni ng in Lamar Tech theatre .
Saturday, be ginning at noon,
barbecue will be served near the
carnival site. The Saturday night
dance will bring LT Jubilee to a
A d m i ssion to the Hootenanny,
Jazz Festival, and dance will be
by student activity card.
National Math Frat Director
Dr. J. Sutherland Frame,
Director General of Pi Mu Epsilon,
national mathematics fraternity,
will be in Beaumont tomorrow to
conduct installation ceremonies
for the fraternity's new chapter at
Eleven students will be initiated
into the Texas Beta chapter here .
They are John R. Beck, junior
p hy si cs major; Charlotte J. Du-
plantes, junior math major; Myra
J . H ite, senior education major ;
Charles B. Hoffman, junior math
major; James L. Powell, senior
math major; Donald A. Rickett,
graduate student in math; and Don
Lee Williamson, senior physics
Dr. Frame will present a math-
JoeJ. Fisher, U.S. District Judge
of the Eastern District of Texas,
will deliver the keynote address at
the 14th annual Management Con-
ference at Lamar Tech on March
The confernece theme and also
the title of Fisher's speech is "The
Challenge ®f Change, " according
to E.E. Miller, director of the
Lamar School of Vocations, which
sponsors the conference.
Seven other speakers from five
cities have been issued invitations
to appear on the program by the
conference's advisory committee.
Planning of the program has been
done by a committee made up of
representatives of area business and
Director of the conference if F.
E. Richards, coordinator of distri-
butive education for the School of
Approximately 250 persons from
a IT levels of management is the
southeast Texas area are expected
for the two-day conference,
according to Miller.
One Third Necessary Funds
Available For Library Addition
One third of the $891, 000 needed
for a proposel addition to Lamar's
library is in the bank. Texas
Com mission on Higher Education
granted $297, 000 to Lamar last
weekasit doled out $11.7 million
of federal college construction
That the college put up two-
thirds of the cost of the structure
and the state one-third were the
r e q u i r e m e n ts for the grant. A
point system which favors growing
institutions is the basis on which
the grants are awarded.
When all the necessary funds are
available, the board of regents
will meet and approve the ad -
v e r t i s i ng for bids and formulate
complete construction plans.
Plans for the project were pre-
viously announced by Dr. F. L.
McDonald, presid ent of the
college. A new wing is to be
added and then a second story will
top the complete structure,,
including the new wing.
The libary now houses o ver
1 00, 000 volumes. The addition
will provid e space for another
00, 000 volumes plus more
A new catalogue room and a new
reception room will be added ,
The reserve reading room will be
moved upstairs and part of the
present facilities will be used for
an enlarged and improved system
for checking out.
The present structure is the
product of two building phases.
In 1942, the old section was
erected for $51, 092 and 1957, the
new addition for $470, 000. The
cost of the proposes improvemen t
will exceed the value of the
existing structure and facilities.
Pitts, Mebane, Phelps, and
engineers of Beaumont, have
drawn up the plans and specifica-
ematical talk at 4 p. m. in Room
101 Biology Geology. His topic
will be "Stability in Linear Sys-
tems. " Student and faculty mem-
bers are invited to attend the
lecture, according to David
Kincaid, president of Lamar's
chapter of the fraternity.
Dr. Frame received all three of
his degrees from Harvard. He was
head oftheMathematics Depart -
ment at Michigan State University
from 1943 to 1960. The author of
three books and sixty papers, he is
currently doing mathematical
research with the Electrical Engin-
eering D epartment at Michigan
The initiation of the charter and
non-charter members and the
installation of the chapter will be
5:15 p. m. in 101 BG. A banquet
will f o How at 6:30 at the Royal
Manor in Beaumont.
Officers of the club are Kincaid,
president; Terrell W. Jones, vice
president; Mary Jo Grahm, secre -
tary ; Ray Wentz, treasurer. Dr.
M. S tark is faculty sponsor,
and P. W. Latimer is the faculty
StudentsTo Be UN Delegates
In Mock General Assembly
LT Government Pins Being Distributed Now
Student Government pins have
arri ved and are being distributed
now to members of the House of
All delegates from last semester
who a re no longer delegates this
se m ester are requested to pick up
their pins by Marvin Bates of the
House. Money will be refunde d
in case the supply of pins is not
The Model UN, a mock session
of the United Nations, will include
student participation in the General
Assembly sessions on April 6 and 7.
Delegations from foreign nations
will be rep resented by student
v o 1 u n t eers. Registration for the
volunteers will begin Monday,
March29, in the student union and
last until 3 p.m. Wednesday,
Two orientation sessions, con-
ducted by government teachers,
will associate the students with the
attitudes and feelings of the coun-
tries represented at the General
A list of the countries will be
posted in the Student Union on
M arch 29 and each country will
have two representatives. When
students register they will put the
name of the country they choose to
represent on the registration forms.
"The students who participate as
delegates and in the general
debates will receive Certificates
of Recognition," states Billy
Nor veil, chairman of the Model
Approximately 90 countries will
be in the general assembly and the
d eb at es will be spontaneous dis-
c us s i o n not planned prior to the
"The topics of discussion will be
chosen before the debates," said
Marvin Bates, Secretary General
of the Model UN assembly.
"On Broadway" will be the theme
of the annual Delta Zeta Song Fest
on tap for Sunday, March 21, from
3 to 5 p.m. in the Cardinal
Eleven of the twelve social
fraternities and sororities on cam-
pushaveat this time registered for
the event. Their songs range from
"Belly up to the Bar" to "Bali Hai".
The Public is invited by the
sorority to attent.
Each group will perform two
selections. Trophies will be
awarded in fraternity and sorority
d i v i s i ons. Two first and second
place trophies will be awarded,
and a trophy will be awarded for
the most original entry.
Groups will have between 15 and
3 5 mem bers. All arrangements
will be done by the students as
professional help is prohibited.
Carole Bloom quist is the Song
Fest chairman. Any questions
about the event should be directed
to Carole at extension 389.
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Oglethorpe, Bonnie. The Redbird (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, March 12, 1965, newspaper, March 12, 1965; Beaumont, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth499362/m1/1/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar University.