The Redbird (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, November 21, 1969 Page: 3 of 12
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By Wanda Beyer
This column will be a regular feature of,
^the Redbird. Questions should be submitted a
▼jto the Redbird, P. O. Box 10467 no later thanj
▼ '6 p.m. Tuesday. The Redbird staff is solely^
^responsible for its contents and reserves thev
fright to reject any question. ^
Q. Why is it that LT’s parking tickets double after five days
and the city of Beaumont’s do not? E. M. B.
A. Lamar’s parking tickets do not double. After five days a
late fee of $2 is charged. The City of Beaumont does not in-
crease the fine for late payment, but instead may issue a warrant.
Q. How many grains of sugar are in one pound? P.R.F.
A. There are 12,877,014.5 grains and if you doubt my word
I invite you to count them yourself.
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REHEARSING--W. Patrick Harrigan, III, director of “Blood Wed-
ding,” back to camera, looks on as Jeri Riley, Beaumont freshman,
and Mike Phillips, Beaumont senior, rehearse for the Cardinal The-
atre’s second production. The play by Federico Lorca will open
Dec. 10. The play is being done in the arena. Other cast members
look on from chairs which will be occupied by the audience. (Staff
photo by Bobby Dickinson)
Q. Why can’t the Lamar Tech Karate Club use facilities on
campus to teach the art of self defense? It would be less expen-
sive for students who otherwise travel across town. C.A.M.
A. The Karate Club is a profit making organization. And ac-
cording to George E. McLaughlin, dean of students, “present col-
lege policy is rather limited when it comes to use of campus
facilities by private money-making groups.”
Q. What percent of the freshmen drop Out of college? Also,
please run a list of the number of freshmen, sophomores, jun-
iors, and seniors attending Lamar. R. B. Y.
A. According to Elmer Rode, assistant registrar, there are
no statistics for this year, but approximately 40 per cent of the
1967-68 freshmen were not sophomores the next year.
This year there are 3,301 freshmen, 1,795 sophomores, 1,345
juniors, and 2,383 seniors. This does not include the graduate
or vocational schools.
Q. Is it true that the 2.5 average required for eligibility into
Alpha Lambda Delta, freshmen women’s honor society, does not
have to be maintained after one becomes a member? S.S.
A. Yes, it is true.
Q. I would like to know why the cartons containing classroom
desks must be stacked in such a way as to almost stop pedes-
trian traffic on the covered walkway beside Engineering II. This
is a bother during rain.
Also, why can’t something be done about the air-conditioning
system in the Liberal Arts Building and is something being done
to prevent this from happening in future buildings? M.F.
A. The desks are for the uncompleted buildings on campus.
Because there is nowhere else to put them, they will not be moved
until the buildings in which they belong are completed.
As for the air-conditioning in the LA, Lee Roy Myers, Main-
tenance Department, said that because it was a completely auto-
matic system little problems with it are to be expected.
Q. Are any nationally known bands or singers scheduled to come
to Lamar? If so, who and when? B.L.L.
A. There are no such performers scheduled at present.
Ben Barnes to Address
Third College Conference
Named DZ Guy
Roger Shoffit, junior commer-
cial art major from Houston, was
honored as “DZ Guy of the Month”
Sunday by the Delta Zeta’s on
Shoffit was guest of the chap-
ter at its annual favorite facu-
lty banquet held at the Royal
Vicki Dean, Nederland senior
and Montie Morgan, Houston,
sang a medley of Bobbie Gentry
and Glen Campbell songs.
6 New Organizations
According to George Mc-
Laughlin, Dean of Students, the
Faculty Committee on Campus
Organizations has granted recog-
nition to six new groups.
The names of these latest ad-
ditions to the list of Lamar or-
ganizations are The Little Sis-
ters of Zeta .Beta Tau, Delta
Omega Mu, The Lamar Tech De-
bate Club, The Community of
Watchers, The Campus Americ-
ans for Democratic Action and
the Free Campus Coalition.
Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes wUl ad-
dress the third annual junior col-
lege conference, sponsored by
Lamar, climaxing the two-day
conclave on Dec. 5.
Invitations to the conference,
with a theme of “Higher Educa-
tion iri Transition,” have been
extended by Lamar to over 200
individuals from 75 junior col-
leges in Texas.
The speech by Barnes will be
presented at a luncheon at the
Royal Coach Inn, according to
the conference committee chair-
man, Dr. Thomas T. Salter, dean
of extension and special ser-
Dr. Roger E. Yerick, profes-
sor of chemistry, will preside
at the first general session set
for Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. atBrooks-
Shivers Hall. Welcoming addres-
ses to the junior college offi-
cials will be given by Dr. Sal-
ter and D r. Frank A. Thomas,
A second session on the open-
ing day will be presided over by
Norris H. Kelton, dean of ad-
The state executive commit-
tee of - the Student Council for
Exceptional Children will hold
a meeting Saturday at the Holi-
day Inn in Beaumont. Lamar
students serving as officers in-
clude Theo Stone, president, and
Linda Newsome, secretary.
Mount Gausta, in Norway, is
nearly 6,000 feet high, and blocks
out the sun at its base for five
months of the year.
missions. George E. McLaughlin,
dean of students, will moderate
a panel discussion with junior
college transfers now at Lamar.
The day’s program closes with a
7:30 p.m. buffet at the Royal
The main session of the se-
cond day will be conducted by
Joseph D. Reho, director of ex-
tended day classes, at 10:15 a.m.
in the Science Lecture Auditor-
ium. The delegates will hear on
address by Dr. Andrew J. John-
son, vice president of academic
Will Be Planned
At Meeting Today
Representatives from each
campus organization who wish to
participate in Cardinal Christ-
mas are asked to meet in Room
101 of the Music-Speech Building
at 3:30 p.m. today, according to
Rules for the Christmas tree
decorations and song-fest will be
made at the meeting.
For further information, Parks
can be contacted at 866-4570.
To Be Featured
In Solo Recital
Original compositions by Paul
Holmes, associate professor of
theory and composition and Gini
Carter of Orange, will form the
finale of the faculty recital of
Mary French Barrett, assistant
professor of music.
Holmes and Carter composed
the works in 1967 with Holmes
providing the music and Carter
writing the lyrics.
Mrs. Carter is a graduate of
Lamar Tech’s music department
and is a former student of both
Holmes and Miss Barrett.
Miss Barrett’s soprano per-
formance is scheduled for tonight
at 8 p.m. in the Lamar Theatre.
Included in tonight’s program
are works by Bach, Haydn,
Brahms, Schubert, Debussey,
Ravel Faure and Palidilhe.
Coeds to Send Cards
To Soldiers in Nam
The Home Economics Club will
send cards to boys in Vietnam
The cards will be obtained
through a “Miss Merry Christ-
mas* contest. Each Christmas
card will count as one vote.
The girl receiving the most cards
will be named “Miss Mer-
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