The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 15, 1966, Image 2

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Page 2 College Station, Texas Friday, April 15, 1966
By Larry R. Jerden
While I did receive a two-line letter of encouragement for my
last column (see Sound Off), the only criticism sent to this office
was unsigned, so could not be printed among the letters. It is,
however, so entertaining that I will take the liberty to print it here:
To - Larry R. Jerden.
My fine featherbrained friend:
My petty-billed Christian chirper;
My war mongering warbler:
My red, white and blue-breasted champion of mother country
and yesterday’s apple-pied perfection:
It has been so nice to note
The absence of your column;
Your droll remarks on world perfection,
Coeducation and all tradition solemn.
But now you’ve brought it back again-
Why did you ever do it?
You rant and rave like the John B group
And there’s really nothing to it.
Oh, Billy G., to learn by mistakes must make you blush,
To err must cause your Christian cheeks to turn bright red.
Like Minever Cheevy; you curse the present
And long for what is dead.
Oh, if you should run for Senate Pres, and V.P. too
You could stamp out Non-regs, pacifists, beatniks, Moham-
madens, girls, people you don’t understand and all that other vice.
But the greatest benefit would be to allow us to double our
pleasure by voting against you twice:
The Penguin
Now, as I re-read this little composition, I notice that it is mainly
not worth answering. The author must agree, remaining anonymous.
I would, too, writing something like that!
But, it does reveal somethng of his make-up. He’s the sort
who thinks that when a man seeks improvement, he means to look
at the past, not the future. He also seems to relegate the American
colors and national pride to the past.
I do not like war in the least, and I’d much rather be on a
beach with my girl than fighting Vietcong in a rice-paddy . . .
but I hate to see America crawl . . . and I’d rather fight Communism
8,000 miles from that girl than from her doorstep.
He also doesn’t understand Christ or Christianity. To err is,
after all, human. I just hate to see America make the same stupid
mistakes that have been made so many times before.
Anyway, The Penguin would be better off at the South Pole,
I’d say, where the warm scorches of truth wouldn’t singe his little
tail feathers.
I really hate to write this sort of thing and all, when that column
was really written on the spur of the moment in the first place.
I at least succeeded in getting some mail, and all Aggies love
Even Battmen.
Good news: the Peanuts book was found! My Batt-buddies
weren’t the culprits, after all. It was the Battcave Kitty. She used
it to defend herself from the Battdogs.
Anyway, if you’ll just glance over under the “Slouch” cartoon,
you’ll see the review.
Speaking of peanuts, I wonder who the next Student Senate
president will be? All seriousness aside, have any of the candidates
got a platform? I didn’t file . . . the Buddhists were against me . . .
Sound Off
The Battalion,
Your editorial 4/13/66 was very
good, let’s have more of the same.
M. Liny, ’65
The Battalion,
I have three points to air for
the enlightenment of all!
1) How come all arts and hu
manities are being “statiscised”
and “mathamaticised ? ” Is this
a fad ? Does the advancement of
knowledge depend exclusively on
statistics and mathematics ? Most
of the original minds of the world
did not care for statistics.
2) A brilliant student may not
have any interest in statis
tics. Why statistics should be
“thought” on him ?
3) How about asking all science
boys to study Plato, Aristotle,
Hobbes, Darwin, T. S. Eliot, Ta
gore, Sartre, Metaphysics, Latin,
Greek, Arabic? Excellence im
plies a well-rounded, balanced
Education must produce excel
lent human beings, not money
earning machines. A technocrat
or an engineer or a scientist or
mechanic without a thorough
grounding in the humanities is a
human monster, a danger to a
If an arts student is to be tu
tored by statistics, I feel, the
science students must equally be
choked to death by the classics.
Should we care for original
ideas and thoughts or should we
worship a jugglery of graphs,
facts and numbers!!!
A. Laman
The Battalion,
Dear Class of 1968:
I wish to take this opportunity
to thank you all for electing me
as your representative to the Me
morial Student Center Council. I
particularly thank those of you
who supported me in this election.
I will try to merit your confi
dence by doing the best I can to
represent each of you well.
Ronald D. Zipp
P.S. Let’s stay great—’68
The Battalion,
“The Love of a Student”
A student’s love is one of fear—
It’s loving a girl that just isn’t
It’s waiting for mail—a hope
for him—
A mailbox that’s empty—a day
that’s dim.
It’s holding her picture and see
ing her face—
And wanting to leave this lone
ly place—
It’s a dream-troubled night of
little sleep.
An ache in your heart that’s
ever so deep—
Alone on weekends and hoping
she’s true.
Wondering if she’s alone and
wanting you—
It’s hearing a song you listened
to then—
The words bring back memories
—you’re blue again.
It’s wondering about her
through day and night.
“Did you know that the Lord
up above created you for me to
have ?”
He picked you from all the rest.
I had a heart and it was true—
But now it’s gone from me to
Take care of it as I have done—
For you have two and I have
David B. Cyr
Class of ’69
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ponsored by the A&M Engi-
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food services chief,
jrty employes of dining
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)od preparation and in
ng food service subjects,
dsis is on modern tech-
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or saving methods.
;st A. Wentrcek, adminis-
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BROWN, By Charles M. Schulz.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.
This little pink volume is the
latest collection of Peanuts comic
strips to appear in book form.
It’s great!
Included are the psychiatry
sessions with Lucy in her port
able doctor’s booth, advising
Charlie, Linus, Schroeder and the
rest of the crew.
A flip of the page and the
tragic plight of Charlie mooning
over “the little red-haired girl”
comes into view. And, as summer
rolls around, an examination of
the world’s losingest baseball
team, barring not even the Mets
or Astros, is in order.
It’s hard to say just where the
Peanuts charm lies, but its
presence is evident. It is “the”
comic strip in America today as
it appears in daily newspapers,
and I can conceive of no more
pleasant an afternoon than one
spent with this newest of the
Schulz books.
Some of the book’s impact
comes from the truths that are
subtly slipped to the reader while
he is chuckling over the inherent
humor. Somehow it is easier to
accept some lessons when they are
taught by “Good Old Charlie
Brown” and Company than when
blasted forth in an editorial in
a paper or delivered from a pulpit
on Sunday morning.
Then there is just “pure”
humor. Schulz is a master of
squeezing the most out of one
line drawn on paper. He gives
his characters a complete per
sonality in one frame, and can
change it in the next by merely
drawing a line a certain way on
their faces.
But what, really, is Peanuts.
It’s a look at life the way we
live it., but can’t see it without
Charles M. Schulz to guide the
Of course, I’m prejudiced be
cause I’ve been a Peanuts fan
for years. But all that is needed,
I believe, to convert anyone to
this same fanaticism is to spend
an hour or so in the world of the
little people in YOU NEED
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It makes
plenty of noise
all by itself.
Sprite, you recall, is
the soft drink that's
so tart and tingling,
we just couldn't keep
it quiet.
Flip its lid and it
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Bubbling, fizzing,
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the place.
An almost exces
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Hence, to zlupf is
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Zlupfing is to drinking what
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It's the staccato buzz you
make when draining the last few
deliciously tangy drops of
Sprite from the bottle with a
It's completely uncalled for.
Frowned upon in polite society.
And not appreciated on campus
But. If zlupfing Sprite
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