The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Ed. 1, Wednesday, April 1, 1964 Page: 9 of 16
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A Coup For Hubie
Theidea of an intra-club gang
fight began as do all great ideas
in the mind of one who cared.
Hubert Gill trainee for presi-
dency of Abilene Christian's stu-
dent body next year was discuss-
ing the idea recently with several
members of the student senate
over a cup of steaming hot rat
poison in the grille.
Upon His Soap Box. Hubie who
only by the most brilliant of polit-
ical maneuvers was able to con-
fiscate a soap box from among the
lice ridden debris in the Bean's
trash room clambered upon his
ill-gotten perch and squeaked
"What this school needs is a good
His idea was seconded and ap-
proved in two minutes by the fiery
argumentive and fact revealing
The Fraties on the other hand
wanted to even accounts with the
Tryjons. "The championship foot-
ball game was a farce" muttered
the leader of the Fraties.
Using his political genius Hubie
was able to instill hatred in the
rest of the gang leaders.
One problem arose which seem-
ed insurmountable. The gang lead-
ers wondered where in the world
they would find the necessary in-
gredents for a gang fight such as
switch blades zip guns chains
bola-bolas tear gas brass knuck-
les hand grenades night sticks
steam rollers and tanks.
senate. "That's o.k. by us" the
A great organizer Hubie began
to outline plans for the rumfcJe.;
He contacted leaders of the various
degrees of social turf on campus
explaining to them that this was
their big chance to balance the
injustices done them this year.
To Even Accounts. Moyce Fun-
ny gang leader of the Knigets was
taken with the idea of busting up
the Fraties. "We got robbed at
Sing-Sing this year" he blustered.
would be in the right mood for ac
fight at game's end.
Bryson did his duty at that mem-
orable game jostling Cleek with
Angered Students. After the
game the students were so anger-
ed that the slightest incident such
as the throwing of a hand grenade
at Bryson would set them off.
Hubie was the one that lobbed
the pineapple at Bryson who im-
mediately lost his head and chal-
lenged the entire student body to
a free-for-all. That did it Out
came the concealed switch blades
bola-bolas zip guns tear gas brass
INTRA-CLUB WAR IN BENNETT GYM
Violence reigned supreme
. The leader of the Tryjons an
excellent street fighter suggested
that they try Larry Owens' room.
They did and found an ample sup-
ply of the destructive weapons.
The Date Is Set. Now the time
had come to set a date for the rum-
ble. "How about Tuesday night
devo?" one brazen thug queried.
The idea was rejected mainly be-
cause the gang members watched
their favorite TV program. "The
Jack Benny Show" on Tuesdays.
After much argument the date
was set for after the ACC-Lamar
Tech hoop-hassle. It was learned
afterward that a gang member had
connections with Lamar Tech in
the person of Brawlin' Bryson a
riot lover of the meanest sort. The
member phoned Bryson and told
him to "mix it up" with lovable
Charlie Sleek so the students
knuckles night sticks steam roll-
ers and tanks. The social clubs had
a slashing good time cutting each
other down to size.
Bennett Gym shook to the
havoc that was created by the
hanging of several administrative
officials who attempted to quell
Called to the scene were threee
members of Abilene's dauntless
police force. They were shocked
at what they saw.
Effective Elimination. Regain-
ing a certain amount of composure
the cops waded into the melee.
Since their night sticks were in-
effective against the superior
weapons of the rioters they were
forced to use their riot guns thus
elminating a sizeable bloc of Moon-
men and Phi-belts who seemed to
be carrying on a personal feud
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