Opinion

On the Edge of COMMON SENSE

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Sandhills Savior In the sandhills of Nebraska stands a monument of wills Where man has staked his claim to them blowin’, rollin’ hills Where the buffalo once scattered in the bunch grass, belly deep, A whiteface calf, contented, sucks his mama, half asleep. But you cannot know the beauty or appreciate the past Unless you know the reason cows could stay and man could last.

Brave Citizen Goes After Tower Sniper

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At noon on Aug. 1, 1966, Allen Crum, the floor manager at the University Co-Op, looked out the window and witnessed several students dragging a limp teenager through the grass on the edge of the University of Texas campus.

The Show Must Go On. On Radio.

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Since the theater department at Sul Ross State University can’t do plays on stage right now it is doing plays on radio. Listeners seem to like them.

Switchin'Flies

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Needle and Thread I pulled on the wrong thread the other day and unraveled the hem of a fairly new t-shirt. So I dug out my sewing tin.

Most Decorated Texan Of “The Great War”

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On Jul. 22, 1917, a young soldier from East Texas was recovering from serious wounds, while coping with the effects of a mustard gas attack 72 hours after fighting his second two-day battle in seven weeks.

The Lost Art Of Shaving Is Being Revived

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Greg Smith of Brady makes shaving soap and after-shave in a variety of flavors. “Grandpa’s Barber Shop is a traditional, clean, old school kind of barbershop scent,” he says. “We’ve got Cherry Pipe which is a sweet cherry and tobacco scent. Weekend Rodeo is a pretty popular one. It’s a mixture of tobacco and leather fragrances. We have a scent called Mr. Pepper and it flies off the shelf. It, of course, has the Dr. Pepper soft drink flavor.”

Abandoned By Teachers

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I remember exactly where I was on November 22, 1963 . . . in history class as a high school junior. When our principal came on the loud-speaker to announce that our President, John F. Kennedy, had just been shot and killed, our teacher gasped and ran out of the room.

letters to the editor

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Editor: The Social Contract that we, as Americans, live by is embodied in the Preamble of the Constitution, a document we profess to love so much.: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Now in time of crisis, we are called upon to uphold these conditions of our Social Contract, especially the general welfare.

Tumbleweed Smith

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Bill Bentley of Midland belongs to a spelunking group that explores Texas caves. He has been in dark places beneath Texas 40 years.