The Redbird (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, March 12, 1965 Page: 3 of 6
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/larch 12, 1965_THE REDBIRD
“En Garde ! Touche !” May Be
Bywords In Public Schools
EN GARDE--These students of Mrs. Lois Wilson, demonstrate their fencing
ability. Mrs. Wilson, assistant professor of women's physical education,
is scheduled to give a lecture-demonstration today at the Texas State
Teachers Association, District 1, meeting in Galveston. (Staff Photo)_
Leadership Confad Today,
Tomorrow At CampWildurr
Must Be Filed
By 5 Today
Five p.ra. today is the deadline
for entering "King" candidates in
the Sigma Phi Epsilon-sponsored
"King" contest at Lamar.
Students will choose the "King"
at an election next Friday, March
19, in the Student Union. He will
b e crowned at the annual King's
Ball that night at the Harvest Club
in Beaumont when the Sig Eps host
a dance from 8 to 12 p.m.
Bids for the dance are available
from members of the social frater-
nity for $2 a couple. Bids are sold
only to offset the rather heavy
expense of such an endeavor,
according to Brant Eldridge, chair-
man of the Ball.
Door prizes will be awarded to
non-Sig Ep attendants at the dance.
The Sigma Phi Epsilon Golden
Heart Girls will be presented a nd
the "King" crowned. Chase Can-
field and his orchestra from Por t
Arthur will play at the Ball.
The King's Ball is one of the few
truly traditional events of the
schoolyear at Lamar, said Eldridge.
The House of Representatives
Monday passed a proposal to alle-
viate the dilemma of Plummer
Hall residents. The proposal will
be submitted to the administration
This proposal was one of several
changes in the Parking and Traffic
Rules rec comm ended by Tech's
House after reviewing the present
rules. Two sessions of the House
were devoted to discussion and
revision of the Regulations.
Under the proposed change,
P1 u m mer Hall lot would be con-
verted to a commuter lot and
Plummer residents would be issued
commuter decals. They could
then park in any commuter lot on
campus without penalty, especially
during inclement weather and
B e cause of the great distance of
Plummer Hall from the campus
and otherdormitori.es, students
believed that the residents there
deserved special consideration,
explained Billy Norvell, Speaker
of the House.
Much of the revision suggested to
the administration is in the form
of reorganization and clarification1
of the rules as they are presently
A bus load of Leadership Con-
ference bound students will leave
Lamar at 4 p. m. today for Camp
W i 1 d u r r, site of this year's two-
Principal speakers for the event
will be Dean Richard Setzer, Dean
of Lamar, and Peter Wells, local
Purpose of the event will be to
study thoroughly the attributes of
individual character that consti-
tute leadership. After the lectures
by the guest speakers, the dele-
gates will participate in discussion
The event is sponsored jointly
by Blue Key honor fraternity and
Cap and Gown, honorary sorority
for senior women.
The Lamar Tech Leadership Con-
ference has become a traditional,
annual event, according to Joe
Kerr, member of Blue Key.
"Each year the conference has
grown in purpose, and this year it
will present some of the most
valuable and interesting material
yet, " said Kerr.
Kerr encouraged all interested
It was s ugg ested that cars be
parked within 18 inches of the
curb rather than the one foot
distance prescribed by the standing
regulations. Also, the clause that
required students to present rem-
nants of their old decal before re-
ceiving a replacement was stricken
from the version of the rules as
revised by the House.
"Bee ause of the success we had
lastyear with this endeavor and the
success we anticipate this year, "
said Norvell, " we hope to make
this review of the regulations an
annual project of Student Govern-
A slate of suggestions were pre-
sented by the Student Honor Court,
the body which reviews all traffic
a p p e a Is, at a previous meeting .
Addition and amendments to these
suggestions were discussed Mon-
day preceding the final passage of
the suggested revisions.
Of Spring Event
An interdepartmental program is
being planned for March 30. The
program, "Texanna, " will con-
cern a study of Texas in folk
students to participate whether as
a m e m b er of an organization or
as an independent.
ROY BOWEN WARD
Roy Bowen Ward, assistant pro-
fessor of religion at Miami Univer-
sity of Oxford, Ohio, will be the
guest speaker at the Koinonia
seminar to be held tonight at the
Church of Christ Bible Chair on E.
Ward's appearance is a part of the
monthly series being held this year
at the Chair on the subject "Chal-
lenging th e Axioms of Modern
Man". Prof. Ward's topic will be
"Jesus was a good man. What we
need are more like him. Now
take Socrates ..." This will be
a discussion of the uniqueness and
significance of thehistoricaljesus.
Professor Ward is an honor grad-
uate of Abilene Christian College
and the Harvard Divinity School.
At Harvard h e was a teaching
fellow in the New Testament during
1962-63. He was an instructor in
religion at Connecticut College
last year and joined the staff at
the S chool of Religion at Miami
University this past fall. Ward has
had considerable experience as a
minister and has written for the
Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Resto-
ration Quarterly, Twentieth Cen-
tury, Twentieth Century Christian,
Koinonia members extend an
invitation to all students to- attend
the seminar. The regular meetirg
of the group will be at the Chair
at 7:30 tonight.
En Garde! Touche! could be-
come familiar words to students of
elementary and junior and senior
high levels in this area.
Today, at the Texas State
Teachers Association District I
m ee ting in Galveston, Mrs. Lois
Wilson, assist.ant professor of
women’s physical education at
Lamar, isgiving a lecture demon-
stration with the use of the "Safe-
Foil, " an i nvention of retired
General Electric engineer, John
K. Stafford of New York.
Jose Greco and his company of
Spanish dancers will present an all-
Flamenco program at the city
auditorium in Beaumont Wednes-
day, March 24, at 8:15 p. m.
Greco, who has been proclaimed
the "world's finest male Spanish
dancer" by Life magazine, will
lead his troupe of 25 dancers
through their paces as they present
an a 11-Flamenco and Gypsy pro-
Tickets may be purchased in the
Lamar Student Activities Office
for half price. Regular prices are
$3. 50, and $2. 50 in the orchestra
and $2. 50 and $1. 50 in the bal-
In addition to Greco, the comp-
any includes prima ballerina Nana
Lorca and featured soloists Maria
Soto, LosSalaos, Carol de Los
Reyes, Ant onio Montoya, Luis
Meredia, a nd Paquita Bustza-
mente, Vincente Pastor (grandson
of the bu 11 fighter of the same
name), Barrillito, Antonio Brand
and Pepe de La I sla.
The local appearance by the
troupe is part of a cross-country
tour, following on the heels of an
extended tour in South Africa,
etself preceded by Greco's stint in
Hollywood as one of the stars of
the soon-to-be-released feature,
"Ship of Fools. "
In the past, fencing required
elaborate equipment, limited
participation, and expert instruc-
t i o n, s o it was eliminated from
physical education curriculums in
schools below college level.
Today it is possible to introduce
fencing from kindergarten through
college levels by using the "Safe
Foil”. The introduction of this
new equipment is favorable be-
cause it is safe and relatively
inexpensive. The shaft and blade
are made of fiberglass and have a
rubber tip. This eliminates the
use of protective equipment such
as the mas' and padded jacket
The target is a polyethylene bulb
attached to the fencer’s waist. A
successful thrust produces a squeak
from the target.
According to Mrs. Wilson fencing
could be a definite addition to any
program of physical education
since it is beneficial in rein-
forcing the aims of physical edu-
cation. She continued to say that
it offers children an opportunity to
develop not only the specific
skills of this activity, but also
the end products of agility, grace,
poise, balance, speed, endurance,
strength, and good posture.
Participating the demonstration
are students on kindergarten
through college level. The
youngest fencer is Harol Klein,
Nederland, who is five years old .
Two elementary students, Cindy
and Betsy Klein, from Nederland
and two junior high students,
Robert Broyles and Jim Yarborough,
also from Nederland will take
part in the demonstration. Four
Lamar students, Karen Silkwood,
Nederland; Dusty Roberts, Houston;
Merle Mitchell, New Caney; Ray
Benz, Port A r thur; and Mirza
"Bunny" Coussou will also help in
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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/m1/3/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar University.