The Redbird (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, November 21, 1969 Page: 1 of 12
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Vol. 20 No. 9
Lamar Slate College of Technology, Beaumont, Texas 77705
Nov. 21, 1969
Six Frosh Coeds
To Vie for Queen
Six coeds will appear on the mission is by activity card and
ballot as freshmen go to the is open to all students.
PRACTICE SESSION--Lamar Tech basketball player Tommy Drees-
sen gives a few instructions on the art of dribbling as Panhellenic
members andTau Beta Sigma pledges look on. (Staff photo by Bobby
Local Disc Jockeys to Battle
Panhellenic, Pledges in Cage Tilt
off election for Slime Queen,
polls today to vote in the run-
The Queen will be crowned
at a dance to be held Friday
at a dance to be held today
in Dining Hall A, 8-12 p.in.Ad-
A personnel change on the fa-
culty composed Buildings and
Grounds Committee replaced Dr.
David Zink, associate profes-
sor of English, with Robert G.
O'Neill, assistant professor of
commercial art, as committee
chairman. The change is effec-
The Building and Grounds
Committee is composed of 14 fac-
ulty members and is one of four
committees formed in September
to advise Lamar’s administration
on school expansion. Specifically,
the Committee is making a sur-
vey of Lamar’s present physical
facilities and determining prior-
ities of attention to building needs
Continued on page 11.
Providing music for the event
will be Keith Sykes and the Ne-
The six girls and their spon-
soring organizations are: Jay-
nelle Bennett, Gray Hall; Twyn-
ette McGuffey, Zeta Beta Tau;
Linda Nash, Alpha Tau Omega.
And Vicki Hilbun, Sigma Phi
Epsilon; CharissaChoate, Lamb-
da Chi Alpha; and Jan Winfield,
Phi Delta Theta.
Voting booths will be in the
Snack Bar, Student Union, Lib-
eral Arts building and Vocations
building and will take place from
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Semifinalists were Kathy Bla-
lock, Sigma Chi; Mary Burnett,
Phi Kappa Theta; Gwenda Calli-
han, Delta Tau Delta; Kay Green,
Also, Robbin Hohmann, band;
Jean Lowery, Lambda Tau; Ja-
ckie O’Bannion, Sigma Nu; Lor-
etta Sartin, Pi Kappa Alpha; Lin-
da Wagoner, Kappa Delta; Linda
Wilson, Physical Education Pro-
Bob Lindner, freshman class
president, urges freshmen to vote
in the elections.
KAYC disc jockeys will bat-
tle Tau Beta Sigma pledges and
Junior Panhellenic members in a
basketball game Tuesday at 7
p.m. in McDonald Gym.
Admission will b e 25 cents
with activity card and 50 cents
for non-card holders.
Proceeds will go to Tau Beta
Sigma and Junior Panhellenic
Co-chairmen of the game are
Stan Baker, Vidor, Tau Beta
Sigma vice president; Diane Ba-
ker, Vidor, Tau BetaSigmapres-
ident; Becky Ellis, Beaumont,
Gamma Phi Beta, Junior Pan-
hellenic president; and Judy
Hammond, Beaumont, Delta Zeta
Panhellenic public relations.
Coaches are Tommy Drees-
seen, David Rives, David Pose,
Kirby CoUins and Steve Wade.
Dr. C. A. Wiley, band dir-
ector and David Marshall will
serve as referees.
Coeds scheduled for play ag-
Pre-publicity for last week’s
peace rally released by the Cam-
pus Americans for Democratic
Action listed as one of the pro-
gram speakers Talmadge Arm-
strong, director of student act-
ivities at Lamar. The release
“The story which appeared last
week was released without my
knowledge,” Armstrong said. “I
was asked to speak, but I de-
clined. How the CADA program
committee concluded that I had
accepted, I have no idea.”
Spokesman for the CADA had
Continued on page 11.
ainst the disc jockey’s are:
Alpha Delta Pi: Sandra Haw-
throne, Pat Mandry, Kathryn Ro-
bichau and Jo Ann Strickland.
Delta Zeta: Betty Woods, Car-
old Miller, Sally Smith and Ka-
Gamma Phi Beta: Becky Ellis,
W. Patrick Harrigan, HI,
assistant professor of speech is
doubling in brass as he serves
as a designer and associate di-
rector in the theatre program
while heading up the radio and
television campus activities.
Harrigan holds a Fine Arts
degree in drama and speech from
Tulane University and is PhD
candidate in the same areas at
His credits as a scenery, light-
Carol Lane, Mary Jane Titus,
and Gail Grafford.
Kappa Delta: Diane Baker, Ka-
thy Burleigh, Jo Ann AUbritton,
and Robbie Catalano.
Zeta Tau Alpha: Carla Bluffin,
Charlotte Safer, Lark Wiltshire
and Claudia Arnaud.
ing, and costume designer include
“The School for Scandal,” “Ri-
goletto,” “Five Finger Exer-
cise,” “The Taming of the
Shrew,” “The Caretakers,” and
As a director, Harrigan cre-
dits are “Say Darling,” “The
Boyfriend,” “Little Mary Sun-
shine,” “Amelia Goes to the
Ball,” “Murder in the Cathedral,”
Harrigan is not a newcomer to
Lamar. He rejoins the faculty
after an absence of seven years.
During his prior tenure, 1960-62,
Harrigan directed several plays,
particularly in the old arena the-
atre in the recital hall of the
Music Speech building.
“Mr. Harrigan’s return is a
plus to Lamar’s theatre pro-
gram,” said Dr. S. Walker
James, director of theatre. “It
is a happy reunion between an
experienced designer and direc-
tor and LT’s drama program.”
BIRDNAPPED--Lamar cheerleader Charis-
sa Choate is collared by The Bird during
Saturday’s Lamar-Lotfisiana Tech football
game. Perhaps Charissa was about to scream
when she glanced at the scoreboard which
read: Louisiana Tech 77, Lamar Tech 40.
(Staff photo by Bobby Dickinson)
Returning Speech Prof
Occupies Dual Positions
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Ramsey, Mike. The Redbird (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, November 21, 1969, newspaper, November 21, 1969; Beaumont, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth499551/m1/1/: accessed April 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar University.