The H-SU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 57, No. 25, Ed. 1, Friday, December 3, 1971 Page: 2 of 4
December 3 1971
THE H-SU BRAND
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See you fnere
What a dissappouitment! We lost. But we have another-
camojust hours away. What are we going to do about it?
There is one very good solution and I think- everyone
should follow it. Go to the game and show the team you re
behind them win or lose. '
. These men'need your support more now than ever because
they xf eel bad about losing. Many people expected the loss
but there were some of us hopefuls. Now we need to join
sides. Show these men you care.
'Be 'distinctive support basketball. About this time of year
everyone's spirit needs an uplift because finals are so close.
Everyone is tense. Those of you who feel this way could
forget school for a couple of hours and really enjoy yourself.
It would do you good. '
Make attending every home basketball game your goal
and then do it. If you need a ride contact someone in the
donri. Don't let that be your excuse.
Remember 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Taylor County Coliseum.
We'll see you there.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Poor quality cited
Each edition of the Brand
contains an embarrassing nu-
mber of typographical errors
misspelled words and misinfor-
mation. Dan' Vancil in a letter
to J the editor likened it to a
church bulletin and I agree
with him wholeheartedly.
As a former member of the
Brand staff I feel I am qual-
ified to answer Mr. Vancil's
There are two reasons for the
poor quality of the Brand. One
reason is that it is sadly under-
staffed. But the second and
most important reason is that
it is censored.
There are only two editors on
the Brand staff. These two peo-
ple must edit and proofread
every piece of material submit-
ted for publication make up the
pages proofread the printer's
work make assignments etc.
And all this must be done twice
There are not enough jour-
nalism majors to put out a good
newspaper and evidently no
one else is interested. And why
would anyone else ibe interested
in a newspaper that has no
Last year I worked on the
Brand staff and more than once
information that students need-
ed to know was edited out of my
stories because some members
of the administration felt that
the facts would displease the
people who financially support
The Brand is mailed to some
of the alumni and people who
have an interest in the school.
According to the members of
the administration that I talked
with it is the duty of the Brand
to please these people not nec-
essarily to please the students.
The Brand needs a large
enough staff so that it can exer-
cise the right of freedom of the
press and print the news that
students need to know.
The Nov. 16 issue of the Brand
in an article telling about our
recent criminology class trip
quoted me as saying "The large-
st number of deviates in all the
prison systems are at Gatesville
which houses boys from 10-17."
This was a complete misquote
of what I said to the reporter.
I suspose there is always this
risk in a verbal interview. I
don't recall saying anything like
the above statement. I would
never call the boys at Gatesville
"deviates." Moreover the School
at Gatesville does not have the
largest number of anyone in the
state prison system. In fact the
Gatesville School for Boys is not
a part of the state prison system.
It is an institution under the
Texas Youth Council. It is not
a prison; it is a school.
What I said as I recall was
simply that "The largest nu-
mber of delinquent youth in
trouble will be in the 15-16
year old age group. This is also
true of the population at the
Gatesville School which has an
age range of 10-17 year olds."
Thank you for correcting this
Guy F. Greenfield
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and Tuesday. Opinions expressed In Tho Brand are those of the Editor or of the writer and
not necessarily those of the University administration.
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caroling Dec. 10 and Kappa Phi
Omega men's social club will
also hold its Christmas Formal
Hardin-Simmons students will
travel to Arlington Dec. 11 for
the H-SU vs. UTA basketball
game as the All-School Trip.
That night Lange Hall women's
dormitory will sponsor their
annual Christmas Banquet.
Dec. 13 will feature the Con-
cert Band performance in Beh-
rens Chapel-Auditorium and
Dec. 16 will be the All-School
Christmas Dinner in Moody
posted by Dec. 14
A list of all classes to be of-
fered during the mini-term in
which eight or more students
have registered by Dec. 10 will
be posted on all bulletin boards
by Tuesday Dec. 14 according
to Dr. Beazley's office.
Students will be able to enroll
in any class up until the day the
class first meets. This will en-
able any student who is enroll-
ed in a class that is cancelled to
enroll in one that does develop.
Dr. Beazley urges all students
to register with either the Regis-
trar's Office or with the teacher
of the class before Dec. 10.
Chapel programs set
for remainder of year
H-SU's Chapel Committee has
scheduled outstanding chapel-
assembly programs for the re-
mainder of the year.
Tom McMillan missionary to
East Africa and presently on
furlough in Abilene spoke on
missions emphasis this morning.
The Special Christmas Chapel-
Assembly is scheduled for Wed-
nesday Dec. 8 and will feature
Dr. Peter McLeod pastor of the
First Baptist Church in Waco
and an outstanding youth-speaker
in the state.
The final assembly of the year
Friday Dec. 10 will be a pre-
sentation of Christmas music by
the Cowboy Band brass ensem-
ble choirs and. other special
Degree cards due
All winter graduates are
urged to return their degree
cards to the Registrar's Of-
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are ready for
two more weeks of tests term papers and final exams.
Don't dispair though soon Christmas break will be here
and another semester will come to an end.
Christmas! The best time of the year for businesses and
loan companies. Christmas in the United States is no longer
a holiday like it was fifty or sixty years ago. It has been
changed into a holiday that is looked on by children as a
chance to bring in a haul of useless toys that will be broken
within an hour and by their parents as the most stupendous
financial headache of the year.
What even makes me madder is that the stores and bus-
inesses use ruthless methods to "sell" the spirit of Christmas.
Stores usually bring out their Christmas decorations in the
middle of October while Christmas sales start before Thanks-
giving. Your Thanksgiving Day turkey doesn't even have
time to get digested before you are hit with the Christmas
Christmas has been exploited into becoming a bother. Who
enjoys facing the throngs of shoppers in every store? And
worse yet who likes to pay out money for presents that the
receiver will probably never use? It's a losing battle.
Loan companies are in their glory at Christmas time. They
know that gift-giving has become so important to the Amer-
ican people that they are willing to spend money they don't
even have to keep up this tradition.
Christmas lights are put up months before and then lit on
Thanksgiving. By the time Christmas day arrives most of
us are so sick of seeing them that they no are longer special.
The three wise men could not have been very wise because
they were the first gift-givers. I wonder if their pocketbooks
stretched far enough to buy their family their relatives
their distant relatives and their long-lost friends all presents.
Have you ever been amazed at Christmas time upon finding
for how many people you have to buy presents? You may
not have heard from these people all year but it is your
duty in the name of Christmas to go out and buy them a gift.
Advertising plays a very important part in building up
the true Christmas spirit "buy 'till it hurts". Everywhere
signs tell you there are only a few more shopping days left
so buy your gifts early. Commercials on T.V. tell you that if
you don't have a red white and blue Christmas tree you are
missing out on the true meaning of Christmas.
All of this sounds silly and I will admit I have exaggerated
it somewhat but it is basically true. Christmas is no longer
the quiet holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus the feast
at grandma's house or the freshly cut evergreen tree trimm-
ed with popcorn and paper chains. It has become plastic
But the American people have let advertising and bus-
inesses take over even to the point of changing the name
"Christmas" to "Xmas" because it is easier to spell. This
is the last straw. I am not against gift-giving within a
family but I am against being pressured into it and being
made to feel that I must buy beyond my funds. What ever
happened to the Christmas where the youngsters were sat-
isfied with one gift no matter how small? It seems to have
vanished into the past.
The final blow to the holiday of Christmas will come when
the government decides to change its date so workers will
receive a 4-day weekend Don't laugh dt could be right
around the corner. Nothing is impossible.
So as Christmas rapidly approaches take some time to
understand the true meaning of the holiday; what is behind
the glitter sparkle and the money signs But remember
there are only 18 shopping days till Xmas.
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