The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 5, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 13, 1953 Page: 2 of 4
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(ZiUetciC Wan t
_ • Effects of Alcohol Use Not
Zm' Understood By Most People
(?cm Stf 'Vote
The United Slates stands as a symbol to the
world of democracy, freedom of speech, and
freedom of the pres
Bui here at Texas Wesleyan the S
Council stands as a blot on all three of these
basic precepts of democratic, Christian, United
A illy comparison? Maybe. But as^goes
the satire on Dragiftt, All we want is the facts,
just the facts." And the facts remain that the
closed Student Council meetings are a violation
of our rights as members of the student body.
How can the Student Council expect us to
be interested in the work of the Council when
we know nothing- whatsoever about what the
Council is doing.
This could go on and on. But you ve read
it in these pages before. You understand what
the situation is. If the Council won't amend its
constitution, we'll do it for them.
We can, you know. At least, we can initiate
such an amendment. By petition signed by
one-tenth of the student/body, approximate!/
90 names, wo can initiate an^giendement to opn
all Student Council meetinV
This amendment could Qfct by-pass the Coun-
cil, but we don't believe fne\Council would dare
veto it. Then, approval woulji be required only
from the Administrative Committee of the fac-
ulty. ' •
Now is the time to take an active interest in
your student government.
Several years ago, people held in respect the
position of a policeman. He could be found
pacing his beat, chatting with the people on the
street and the many business men. To many
boys,and qtfls, the policeman was their ..i^eal.
Even the patralman could be fo'und patroting the
streets, alert for service that might be given.
Oh, but that was several years ago.
Apparently, one of the better attributes of
an ' Atomic age'' policeman, is his uncanny abil-
ity to conceal himself near a busy intersection
or on some side street adjacent to a thorough-
fare. It seems as though the principle of our
present day1 patrolmen is not law enforcement
from a positive sense, but from the negative.
The principle of hide-and-seek law enforce-
ment is manifested in may ways in individual
minds. The patrolmen hide to catch a violator,
and are actually seen by very few motorists.
This action, promotes the philosophy that if you
do not get caught, you are all right.
Juveniles sneak around hiding, spying, strik-
ing on the unsuspecting. Where did they learn
Would not the continuous presence of our
police force on our busy streets, where the pub-
lic can observe them, have a far wider lav/ en-
forcement effect upon the public mind than
hiding behind a blind corner? How can we
teach our children respect for police whom they
see sneaking, hiding, and generally disgracing
the lavy. they are supposed to uphold? How
can we teach our children to respect any law
that depends upon such debase procedure for
Last week, there was considerable talk con-
cerning a "curfew on high school students to cut
down on the prevalent juvenile delinquency. A
member of Fort Worth's City Council proposed
a. plan whereby high school students would have
to be off the streets by 10 or II p. m.
This plan was later dropped by the City
Council when it was found to be cpntrary to the
Such a curfew is nothing new at Texas Wes-
leyan. The school officials have long recognized
that students have no-place on the streets after
II p. m. It took a string of curbings by simple
young punks to teach officials what the College
has known all along.
There is quite a bit of griping by wopaen
dormitory residents over the j I p. m. deadline
but, when these same gripers read of the beat;
ings and curbings occurring every night, they
realize the wisdom of the authors of the curfew.
It is time that an unpopular rule of the, dor-
mitory is shown in its true light. The II p. m.
curfew is necessary and just. Perhaps, for
special occasions, it could and should be extend-
ed, but in the main it is as it should be.
When public school educators and city of-
ficials realize that a curfew is necessary anql when-
they devise a method to enforce it, then they
will only be coming abreast of TWC.™
BY SHELBY HAGEIt
This week's Rambler poll re-
vealed only one thing. It be-
came quite evident that Editor
MeQuitty's article on the in-
tellectual dormancy of college
students was well founded. The
answers were not only redicu-
lous but were also grammatical-
ly incorrect in many cases. From
an editor's viewpoint, it is diffi-
cult to decide whether the re-
sults of the poll reflect the
quality of Rambler reporters or
the persons whom the reporters
Rambler polls are conducted
for the specific purpose of 'Tt3-
termining exactly what students
are thinking—if anything, abqwi^,
important issues. Consequently,
it has been conclusively revealed
that most students don't even
know what current issues are.
Poll Will Continue
It is the opinion of Rambler
editors that campus polls are
definitely of value. Furthermore,
the polls will not be discontinu-
ed simply because a few stu-
dents are not capable of/tpink-
ing and expressing thetjjeelves
intelligently Each week Ramb-
ler reporters will bfe given a new
topic for the polj. According to
new rules governing tj
reporters will be reqi
interview students wi
they are not acquaihtei
Next Week's Question
Next week the poll question
will be related to the editorial
campaign that is now being con-
ducted by the Rambler. The
purpose of the campaign is to
affect th£ repeal of the' article
in the student body constitution
governing the closed sessions of
the Student Council. Next
week's question will be: "Do you
think that .Student Council
meetings should fte open to all
This Week's Results
After careful consideration, a
few of the most intelligent an-
swers to this week's question
were accepted as printable.
Some of the answers that have
been chosen to be printed are
obviously comical. Although the
poll was not conducted to de-
termine the extent of campus
humor, these answers were
chosen because of the excellence
This week's question was,
"What measures should civic
authorities employ to protect
citizens from marauding juve-
niles, or should individual citi-
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office at Fort Worth, Texas under the act of March 3, 1897.
Opinions expressed in Rambler editorials are those of the Editor
and his staff and not necessarily those of the College Administra-
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF , ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Bob McQuitty Shelby Hager
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Ha?er J*Anne Corbet Buz Hud9,ns
CONTRIBUTING REPORTERS: Ira Thompson, Jerry Raye,
Hill Williams, Carlos Warren, Gayle Donegan, Janeiro' Winkler,
Su/antte Henderson, B. J. Stiles, Kenneth Withrow,
Unppy Hollingsworth, Jimmy Brown.
Miss Vernen Liles
BY IIASKEI.L McCLINTOC K
EDITOR :S NOTE: This article
wuh contributed by HutUi'll Me-
Clintork, assistant professor of bi-
ology, through an interview with
a Humbler reporter.
There is a great deal of loose
thinking on the « part of pecjple,
both pro and con, concerning the
effects of alcohol consumption by
human beings. Everyone recog-
nizes that beverage alcohol con-
sumption is an individual and so-
cial evil throughout the world. It
is also realized that the problems
of alcoholism and alcohol consumpf-
tion are becoming more acute.
Effect Not Understood
The actual effect of alcohol on
the human body is not too well
JBY B. J. STILES.
zens be expected to protect
" The answers:
JOHN FRIDAY-, 'sophomore:
"Call up my brother, Joe, to get
the facts, man; all he /leeds is
the facts—that's all — just the
JIM BRIDGES, senior: "Do
unto others before they do unt<»>
PAT SIMMONS, Senior:
"When they were caught, they
should have been punished more
GERALD BAUM, graduate:
.'-'"Remove all curbs."
RAf JEFFERSON, senior:
"No second chance for offend-
PATSY WHITE, freshmah:
"Increase the police force and
furnish it with more equip-
JACK SANDERS, sophomore:
"It is the duty of law enforce-
Nfrnent officers to>enfor,eey the
KNEDALL BOND, senior:
"From personal experience, the
police are too busy giving traf-
fic tickets to enforce the law."
HARRAL DUNN AM, junior:
"Working through homes and
environment, educators and par-
ents should produce better citi-
PAUL SUTHERLAND, fresh-
man: "Punishment is not the
RANDALL FINCHER. sopho-
more: "Offenders should be im-
pressed into the army services.
Then we could see just how
BY BOB McQUITTY
A girl who goes about participat-
ing in campus activities in a quiet
way is this week's wearer of the
Golden Shears. a
She is Lois Kathlyn Robinson of
Meridian. She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Omar Robinson and
resides in Ann Hall on the campus.
While she has been on the cam-
pus Kathlyn has done every acti-
vity she attempted quietly, but
efficiently: That efficiency per-
haps comes from her work in the
business administration office of
Dr. Gladys Bowman.
Kathlyn is now' a junior major-
ing in business administration. She
is secnftatjifeof Deka social club
and a mePwer of Beta Epsilon,
departmental club. Also she is sec-
retary of the women's dormitory
Kathlyn claims sports as her
hobby and she can be seeVi sup-
porting almost all of the campus
sports. She attends Ram basket-
ball game^ as well as watching
Congratulations to the third
wearer of the'Golden Shears for
A Look Info The Past
BY JERRY RAYE
12 YEARS AGO
The Rambler office was moved
far away to the Education Build-
ing for the purpose of giving the
faculty and classes some peace.
(They didn't have a quiet editor
like McQuitty then.)
Only a few freshrgen were seen
with lipstick smeared on their
foreheads. (My, how times have
This beautiful poem was printed
in the exchange column:
Now I lay me down to sleep.
The lectures dry, the subject
If I should die before I wake,
Give me a poke for goodness
24 YEARS AGO
The students and faculty pledged
to Christian Student Fund.
There were no TV sets oh the
campus. Why ? Red
not been invented, yet.
The sophomores were the class
champs in volleyball. ^Sophomores
are always champs.)
200 YEARS IN THE FUTURE
Why not? We do everything
else these days. If you wrote a
column like this, you would go nuts
TWC has beat TCU in a cross-
space race to the moon. The pilot,
Jack Sanders, former president of
the sophomore class, lived to a ripe
old age by drinking gasoline. He
used Hadocol in his rocket, ship
and also set a new economy record.
Two burps to 200 miles.
The editor of the paper has
found a 1953 issue of the Rambler.
He is now in a mental institution.
The school has become modern.
It has done away with teachers.
The next problem.!*? how to do
away with students.
understood by the majority of peo-
ple. Undoubtedly, the most ob-
vious effect is that of moral degra-
dation, even to the point of being
responsible for the majority of
crimes committed. Out of 26,000
arrests mad# by the Fort Worth
Police Department during the past
year, 14,000 were directly related
to drunken ess. Of the other 12?00d
a large percentage involved dnnk-
Probably no other 'single factor
is as instrumental in crime, fatal-
accidents, and general moral de-
pravity. From the physiological
and health point of view, the ef-
fects are not so obvious. Conse-
quently, they are not too well
understood. Many people think of
alcohol as a stimulant, actually it
fs a depressant for certain areas of
the nervous system. Recent studies
have shown that higher brain cen-
ters serve as inhibitors for certain
patterns of conduct such as low
• ft •
morals and debased acts.
Alcohol Is Depressant
Alcohol depresses tjiese nerve
centers, which, ordinarily, would
serve to inhibit the baser impulses.
Consequently, when under thehjp-
fluenee of alcohol, a person will do
things which he claims to-" be un-
aware of at the time, and which he
would not do when not under the
influence of alcohol. Scientists
know that Ethyl alcohol is a pro-
toplasmic poison with a special af-
finity for the nerve cellos
In addition to the direct effect
upon the nervous system, alcohol
also affects other parts of the body.
First, undiluted whiskey and rum
have a decidedly disturbing influ-
ence upon the lining of the mouth
and the esophogus. It also irri-
tates the stomach lining, with pos-
sible influence on gastric ulcers.
Second, in the blood system in high
quantities i( destroys the red blood
cells, but Vnis doqp not^geem to be
of the liver. Fourth, studies have
shown that alcohol has a damaging
effect on the kidneys, and encour-
ages nejhritis, an infectious disease
df the kidney.
Alcohol Dulls Judgment
Medical studies show that ethyl
alcohol may produce death within
a few hours after consumption, if
taken in sufficient,quantities. The
greatest single effect of alcohol on
the body is that of'attacking and
drugging the bi'ain centers of
judgment and self control. This
causes an individual to assume a
role or abnormal behavior.
Alcohol is a drug classed with
narcotics in that it is habit-form-
ing. Therefore, a person is fool-
ish to think that he can drink
Alcoholic drink in any form is a
menace and the only answer is
By Bob McQuitty
just don't know from nuthin'!
tough they are." T#s*
DOUGLAS MORRIS, dig*tor "'W110 Varsity showed a 3-D mur
of Jreligfbu«r» ftvtivities: "The
chain gang problem as we know
it today arises out of a culture
that, in many ways, has a dis-
torted sense of Values. This is
due to the fact that our culture,
in too many cases, has chosen
some objective standard other
"Finally, however, the cause
must be laid at the door step of
individuals who, in rearing their
children, have forsaken the
Christ and the Cross. The alle-
viation of this "open sore' in our
Bill Minnis, "culture can only be accomplish-
ed through the redemption and
transformation of culture by the
der show. It was realistic in that
some of the students got caught in
the cross-fire. (Oh well, we all
have to go sometime.) ,
Frosh studying history: "Who
Soph: "Wasn't he the chap that
was always cold?"
Frosh: "Naw, that was Zero,
another guy entirely."
* * * •
Absent minded dentist as he
removed a nail from a tire:
"Quiet now, you won't even
i* ■ -
OVERHEARD: One fish ■feeanother:
"One nice thing about being a man is that you don't have to kiss
someone who hasn't shaved for two days."
Think With Me
BY WAYNE CAMPBELL
I was reminded today of an experience I had several weeks ago I
was visiting an elderly man whose health had broken, and he had suf-
fered a crippling stroke. He recognized the seriousness of his condition
and that his end was near. The visit was spent mostly by his reminisc-
ing and judging of his accomplishments of life.
Near the end of the visit, the elderly gentleman made a statement
that caused me to re-evaluate all my actions and ambition^ "I have
traded piy time, my energies, my thoughts —in fact my entire life for
what I'thought and felt was right." * 0
... We. as college students are trading the preparation period of our
lives now. Are we making a good trade? Will we lock back on these
days of preparation with regrets when we find>our places in societv"
There are many traders bidding for our time, energies, and monev
Tiading to the highest bidder is not always the best trade, but onlv voii
yourself, can determine the trade of your time and energies-vour 'life '
Traders are soon branded for the type of trades they persist in mak-
ing whether they are good, mediocre, or bad. You, too. will be branded
1,10 docisiotls you make. "For what is a man profited, if he gain the
whole world and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in ex-
change for his soul?" Matt. 16:26.
Make a good trad<;~
you are trading.
make every day count. It is your LIFE that
MY MANY FANS (Mom and John Garza — he's a freshman so you
might expect it — Garza, not Mom) have been asking me to revive
Mumbling Mac and the famous Mac's Mumbles.
So in true mumbling form I will start this, column off with a jokC:
Fish coming out of French class: "I'll never pass — I Speak just
enough French to have_mxj^ice slapped."
Now that everyone realizes what kind of column this is, I'll delve into
the mail bag for this week's malignant missive.
Dear Mumbling Mac, <
I want to know what the deal is on the paper they call "The Ramb-
ler." I turn in a story on a meeting and about half of it gets printed.
How do you expect us to build up any interest in our club when you print
only the dull uninteresting facts. When I find out who to go to I am
going to get that clique running the paper disposed.
You must remember that all we want is the facts. The facts, you
understand, just the facts. -"It is not the policy of this paper to print
opinions in news stories unless the person's name being quoted is given.
In other words, it is all right in a club news story to say everyone
had a good time, if you credit this to someone. Example: Joe Mc-
Doakes, president of Sigma Phi Nuthin, said everyone had a good time.
But, the Rambler can't say everyone had a good time because we
can't pretend to know whether everyone did or not. More than likely
no one on the Rambler staff was even there.
When Rambler club reporter^ realize this '1) their stories will im-
prove, (2) their stories will not be cut to shreds by Rambler editors, and
(3) the Rambler as a journalistic endeavor will improve.
Signed: Mac McMumbles.
»' » « *
THE RAMBLER has been accused of many things but this is the
first time we ever caused any one to get an extra lick.
Recently, Tony Hernandez was being initiated into Sakkara social
club, alorjg with a bunch more. In the course of events Tony was made
to^sjjelt out Don.Ozment's name while he was being paddled. He spelled
with a "s" instead of a "z," for which he got- an extra lick.
"But," protested Tony, "that's the way they spelled it in the Ramb-
A FELLOW NAMED Bob McQuitty wrote a story in last .week's
Rambler saving that students are afraid to express themselves because
they don't know the issues.
I expected this story to cause a cons«erable amount of consternation
among the students. I expected at least someone to come to the defense
of the college student.
Instead, no one, or I should say, very few bothered to read the story.
WM6h\proves what McQuitty cogtendgd-in-4ht.-artJc}A TWC students
— ■ ■ By Ira Thornpv.n
HOW DO YOl
Quitty? Give bin
he will not prim
know the <iiff■
scoop and fin a<!-.•
nose for new
Take, for iristaf
when two TWC t
curbed. What ■'
they told him it.-
for the rompi* t<
that for you? ('
Killjoy! Th>' t.v.
ing Rosedale wi
pened. It is b,v:
cross without 0
Stokes an'! 1, ha !
Drug Store '-n tr
We were eorniru
campus wh>.ri w<
age, and were n •
they tried to run
They were tough
and looked 1 i k• •'
soon eat us as l< .
must have been -v
them. We had t-
from them. Tfc-y
have killed us an-l
all over the str'
ing Tru<i Faet.s;
James boys woui<i
Schwinns if they
closer. Both of • \
ON THE OTIII r;
question under 'i
wasn't .one, but
chain gangers st-em •
ed back into th"ir
their • ye How back.
Young boys are
they get into 'a
five—so tough, ir.
think they own i
ever, get on.' of <•
he would proba:/
coward ready to ?
ma if you growl* -i
like Eddie Chur •
with a bolo knife • ■
did just that. I?
paign that has r
Worth todav :
that the curbers Ar.
If I could sti'-k
again, I would lik*
boys are probably
rich homes. Wh-
do for did) curb
only for the phy
could do to the v:
robbed him. An-
that the boys wh
with the bolo kr
supposed to r-;
shootings to the :
gation. The Chu:
not been reported
is only one way -r
bolo could have : -
— bribery. M<
thing like that.
large amount of :
take a large roll
a loyal medical :
roll of bills or a '
doubt the latter
I WAS WONT) I I Ix
night wMt would
Worth if a foreign
tack at the pr<
would be a very
might send back
news casters: "Tr
a rolling arsenal
even ha%'e to call :*• :
—much less the V
Army. Each pej,#
himself, and do a
I can imagine a :
attacking a car, a:
meek little gentl-
a young boy with
ice pick, iron clu
step out and con: :
might be a blow *
well as to a few
A VERY ENLIonrhVI^I
cussion was held *
in front of Dan H
sion wjfs between
and a hew memb< :
The latter was a!:.
ly as the former. I
member what he •
ing was said. T
its classification ?
Finally it turn '
white striped ta::
l£ft. I thought :
was going to b* -
outcome of th
the little skunk
ing names; it real
care to carry th
ther. The last I
making its way t
to the qukt see;1.;- '
I wish to cong:;*"
Club for conjuring -
as the one they g '
Press Club presen'
don't know what •
where in the p.V
mm iifi I'liMBMapy
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