Homecoming: it is Large Purple’s Golden Yr

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Homecoming: it’s Large Purple’s Golden Yr

October 26, 1973

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For these LU college students, college and workers, and space residents who thought the South Texas State Truthful was over too quickly, take coronary heart! The Homecoming Competition, which ends tonight at midnight, guarantees sufficient meals and frolic for everybody. Large Purple’s had a busy fiftieth birthday – it simply would possibly take him the subsequent 50 years to get well.

Homecoming ’73: one thing particular

Homecoming 1973 has come off as an enormous success…to those that have bothered to take the time to get pleasure from it. Thanks for all the actions should go to all of the individuals on the Homecoming Committee who’ve labored so arduous to make this Golden Anniversary Homecoming one to recollect. Folks like homecoming chairman Dennis Mullins deserve a particular thanks for the lengthy, late hours spent making an attempt to make an abnormal week into that particular one thing that’s Homecoming.

The Golden Anniversary Yr has been an excellent success itself. Though the groundbreaking for the brand new library was the spotlight, many little issues have mixed to make this 12 months particular. Audio system delivered to campus, extra actions within the Setzer Middle, even the brand new bushes on campus add to the popularity of the progress Lamar has made by theses 50 years.

Many issues about this 12 months will probably be lengthy remembered and Homecoming will probably be no exception. To these many behind-the-scenes staff goes a debt of thanks, for they’re the spine of what this establishment is as we speak.

They’re those who care sufficient about Lamar to need it to progress by one other 50 years. They’re those who preserve this establishment from being a glorified highschool. They’re additionally within the minority.

It’s generally arduous to determine why individuals like this trouble to spend their time engaged on issues like Homecoming when so few college students benefit from the alternatives afforded them by such actions. It isn’t arduous to determine, nonetheless, that they’re those who will probably be remembered, even when not by particular person title, as having made Lamar one thing nice by these college students who’re to come back. Let’s hope that extra of them are like Dennis Mullins and the opposite individuals on the 1973 Homecoming committee.

Till Subsequent Yr-

By Rondah Irving

The occasion’s over-probably the most important celebration a college ever had. The Fairgrounds are empty now-they await subsequent 12 months. And, yearly, there are particular reminiscences. For Lamar college students, particular reductions and a day only for them. Possibly that was the day anyone found simply how a lot enjoyable a ferris wheel may very well be on a primary date. For the older of us, comparisons: what was once, the best way the individuals costume, a notice of disappointment in discovering a freak exhibit dedicated to drug-induced deformities-a graphic reminder of the altering world. And, the children: it’s all new to them-the not so horrible horror exhibits, the scary and never so scary rides, the meals that moms shudder over. For the extra refined youngsters, enjoyment of stage-whispering: it’s a faux (however going to see all of it the identical.) The Truthful is a tear within the eye of a small little one who simply dropped his cotton sweet, the trembling of a lady’s palms as she accepts the blue ribbon for her quilt, the strain in a boy’s physique ready for his steer to be judged, and the mingled delight and apprehension in a mom’s coronary heart as she watches her four-year-old trip his first trip alone.

Pictures by David Humphrey and Rondah Irving
Pictures by David Humphrey and Rondah Irving
Pictures by David Humphrey and Rondah Irving
Pictures by David Humphrey and Rondah Irving

Geek pageant continues by tomorrow

One of the best is but to come back as Homecoming Week goes into its final two days as we speak and tomorrow. Though the pageant is over, the cubicles and decorations have been judged, and several other of the contests have been received or misplaced, a full two days lie forward.

Finalists Mary Barrilleaux, Linda Blair, Debbie Cordingly, Debbie Landry, Jill McCarthy, and Valerie Sheddrick have been voted on by judges on the Homecoming pageant Tuesday evening. Particular visitors included Susan Bennette, Miss Lamar College and Pan Richard 1972 Homecoming.

Building of cubicles started within the quadrangle Tuesday and organizations had been arduous at work on campus decorations on the pageant web site since Sunday.

At present has been designated as jersey day and college students have been requested to put on jerseys to class. The pie battle will probably be at 1:30 p.m. in entrance of the Setzer Middle adopted by the greased pole contest (girls’s division) at 2 p.m. The 25 mile bike race will start at 4 p.m. in entrance of the Setzer Middle.

A cook-out sponsored by the Interdorm Council will start at 4:30 p.m. following would be the annual bonfire and cookout, and announcement of campus ornament and sales space winners at 6 p.m. within the parking zone adjoining to Brooks-Shivers Corridor.

A band will carry out at 7 p.m. on the showmobile on the pageant web site. The greased pole consent (males’s division) will observe at 8 p.m.

Tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. there will probably be a pep rally at Parkdale Mall Lamar exes will meet at 10:30 a.m. within the Setzer Middle and can then be entertained at a buffet within the Ballroom.

The homecoming recreation versus Arkansas State will probably be at 2 p.m. preceded by a parachute present by the Skyhawk Parachute Membership at 1:45 p.m. on the stadium. Halftime actions will convey the crowning of the Homecoming Queen and a particular efficiency of the Cardinal Band and visitor drummer Roy Burns.

A reception for exes will observe the sport on the College Inn. The annual Homecoming dance will start at 8 p.m. within the Setzer Middle ballroom.

Compiled from the archives by Ja’Leigh Cerf.

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