the 1979 OLE MISS


Volume 85 University of Mississippi 38677

Sarah Buckner Fortenberry Editor-in-Chief

James Martin Tucker Business Manager

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It is hard to tell the exact moment when we became friends. It may have been the time we labored all night over the homecoming project only to find the next day that the rain had ruined our work, or the time we kept our team spirits high despite losing the game. Funny how disappointments bring you closer together.










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We eventually found in each other a sympathetic ear as we passed nights away in New Dorm while every boy on campus was at the Gin, or when mid-terms arrived and we spent more time complaining than we did actually studying.

You surprised me on my birthday when everyone else forgot, and even pretended to like the painting I worked on all semester although I made an F on it. The days we spent together, whether cutting class to go to Abbeville or competing in Dixie Week games, are times I'll never forget.

However, we did differ during the Spring election when you supported the other candidate and he won.

Then there was the weekend when the guy I had a crush on asked you out

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We patched it up over roast beef at Danver's while skipping Marriage and Family and found that our friendship was more valuable than ever.

Thinking back, the exact moment when our friendship was formed is not important. It is when friend became a feeling instead of a word.

Dedication Dr. James V. Jones, Jr

Because as an administrator he has not lost the ability to be a friend and an individual to students, the 1 979 OLE MISS is dedicated to Dr. James Varner Jones, Jr. In his work as Director of Student Activities, "J. J.", as he is affectionately called by friends and faculty alike, has shown genuine concern for student needs and problems.

"/ feel like when I tell him something it will be held in strictest confidence. "

"He can relate to both Greeks and independents alike."

"You can be sure when you ask his opinion he'll always be honest. I appreciate that. "

"He doesn 't brush you off when you go in his office. He cares and he listens.

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ALUMNI Upon graduation, Ole Miss students have set- tled all over the nation Returning to campus periodically for sporting events and other activities, the alumni remain an integral part of the university They also send us a lot of money and keep the Rebel souvenir manufacturers in business by buying flags, hats, buttons, and bumper stickers.

ASB The Associated Student Body or ASB is the gov- ernment of the Ole Miss students Every student is a member, but only politicos are said to be "in ASB " And after you have been in ASB for a while, you are expected to know all facts concerning concerts, elections, and Dixie Week, even though you never worked on those committees.

BAND Receiving little of the recognition they deserve, the Ole Miss Band continues to provide a rallying point for Rebel spirit. Whether it's at a sporting event or inter- collegiate competition, the Rebel band truly represents the University of Mississippi as the Pride of the South. BURGER Weekends were made for Michelob, but also for hamburgers. Danvers, Burger Chef, McDonald's, The Gin, Shoney's, and Mistilis' all featured the burger as a main course. If you wanted to eat in Oxford on a week- end, you developed a great taste for hamburgers; or if not that, then pizza.

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CONFEDERATE FLAG Dating back to the Civil War, the Confederate flag now serves as a symbol of Ole Miss and its heritage. The flag continues to remind us of the great Southerners who attended Ole Miss and pushes us to attain similar distinctive achievements. CALENDAR Each student planned his calendar around his own special interests. The sports fan kept games marked months in advance. The movie freak had the Film Series schedule posted on his wall. The politi- cian plotted fall and spring elections on his calendar. And the face man or woman marked dates for formals and parties. The well-rounded student who tried to participate in all activities and events was so involved in everything that he usually arrived late for the next occasion on his list.

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DATING Before the weekend, many students who aren't dropped or pinned resort to blind dates Questions asked about the potential date are answered with he s got a great personality and all the girls in the dorm just love her1 " If they accept, both parties cross their fingers in hopes that their weekend will not be wasted with a total nerd

DEAD DAY During the week of exams, there are scheduled breaks days on which no tests are taken These "dead days are supposed to give the student a full day of studying with no interruptions. In reality, most students are too dead" from the previous night of party- ing and end up just sleeping late.

ELEVATORS In most of the newer dorms and build- ings on campus, the student found modern convenience known as the elevator. Upon entering the vertically mov- ing cubicle, the average person immediately looked up toward the lighted floor numbers for fear of having to talk to his fellow Ole Miss students or teachers Even at Ole Miss, where "everybody speaks, big city habits were creeping in.

EXAMS Finals were the most dreaded time of the year Students found that their last test in a course could count as much as fifty to one-hundred percent of their final grade. The purpose of the exam (supposedly) was to determine their understanding of the material Unfortu- nately, most Ole Miss students discovered that they sim- ply did not understand it

FOURCADE In 1978, an Ole Miss tradition returned to campus the great quarterback. Although only a fresh- man, John Fourcade inspired the crowds in attendance at Rebel games to heights of enthusiasm not seen since the days of Archie Manning. Alumni and students alike when referring to Fourcade were heard to use an old Mis- sissippi State line "just wait until next year!" FRESHMAN Ole Miss freshmen are easy to spot, hold- ing a campus map in one hand and registration instruc- tions in the other, as they make their way from their dorm across to the Lyceum or one of their classes. Rush pack- ets during the first week of school also distinguish the new arrivals. Female frosh, seeking a date to the first football game, speak to every guy they see. Male new- comers are the same way about girls. But, then again, this can be said of most upperclassmen, too!

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GRAFFITI The Ole Miss student found ways of expressing his thoughts, hopes, dreams, fears, and prej- udices through graffiti International and social problems, greek-independent affairs and fraternity rivalries were seen scrawled on desktops, bathroom walls, elevator panels, and bulletin boards rather than through open debate and letters-to-the-editor Though crude and sometimes illegible, the graffiti brought life into perspec- tive and told how the student really felt GROVE From early spring into the fall, the Grove was an integral part of Ole Miss life Barbecues, Fall Festival. Dixie Week, the Welcome Back Rebels Party, outside studying, and some love affairs have all taken place in the Grove's cool shade. The trees there have watched Ole Miss students for 130 years and with luck will continue to do so.


HOLIDAYS From the first day of classes in the fall. Ole Miss looked forwaird to the holidays Even though there was Labor Day. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break, students felt that too much time was spent on classes and studying So. students fabricated their own vacations by cutting classes, taking football trips, and going out of town to formals

HOURS While there are only twenty-four hours in a day, many at Ole Miss wish there were more Between sleeping, eating, activities, and dating, there were very few hours left. The well-organized student even found time for classes and studying

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INFIRMARY College infirmaries care for ill students by combining expert medical knowledge with professional facilities. Unfortunately, Ole Miss' infirmary is lacking in the latter, and many students use Oxford physicians or go without care. Renovation of the infirmary will hopefully improve university health care and students will be more willing to stay on campus when they are sick. ID Students were identified in many different ways, most notably by the use of a student identification card. The student could not register, vote in student elections, cash a check, buy a drink, or get in a football or basket- ball game without his ID. By the end of the semester, the ID was bent and mangled beyond recognition. In 1978, Ole Miss unveiled the new improved ID that was good for the student's 31 life. Instead of being punched for

every occasion, the ID will now be "stickered" to death.

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JOGGING Physical fitness became a sickness in itself as more people donned warmups, sweatshirts, and gym shorts to jog. Running the fitness trail or jogging around the block gave guys a chance to show off their physiques and girls the opportunity to reveal their legs, increasing Ole Miss dating.

JEANS The return of Levi*s to "in" campus fashions caused a shortage of blue jeans in Oxford and the sur- rounding area. Student tastes demanded the straight-leg jeans with slightly long legs so that the cuffs could be turned up. This look was stylish whether worn with sports shirts, or starched button downs.

KEYS Arriving at Ole Miss with keys to the car and to the house back home, the college man or woman imme- diately received keys to his dorm or apartment, a post office box, and maybe to a fraternity or sorority house. If he became involved, he gained keys to the annual and ASB offices or the Daily Mississippian. After a while the accumulation on the key ring was so vital to his existence that, if he lost them, he became a non-verbal recluse

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LEGISLATIVE DAY On November 11 before the Tulane game the University hosted the annual Legislative Day. The Committee of 82 and administration members greeted state officials as they arrived on campus, bestowing gifts upon them as well as a free meal. The whole idea was to promote good relations with the legis- lative and others to acquire the necessary funds to run the state's universities.

LIQUOR Booze, alcohol, or whatever you may want to call it is big at Ole Miss. Happy Hour, Ozone Hour, and half-price nights pulled students out in droves, to local bars when they weren't drinking in their rooms. It is rumored that Ole Miss drinks more per capita than any other school in the southeast and maybe even in the country.

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MONEY As parents find out quickly, it takes a lot of money to send their kids to school Apartment! rent, tuition, phone bills, books, laundry, fooo and gasoline are expenses that add up quickly Money can't buy happiness but it is required for an education MISSISSIPPIAN The "Mississippian, the student-run newspaper, was the only daily college paper in the state The Daily Mississippian brought us local and national news while providing students with practical experience in journalism and newspaper management Staying up all night and cutting classes the next day. the Daily Missis- sippian staff truly makes sacrifices to bring us the news

NUMBER 2 CARD With the dawn of computer registra- tion came the demise of another Ole Miss tradition the number 2 card. In the past students were told by adminis- trators that their class schedules written on the number 2 card would not work. Now. a computer printout tells you the same thing.

NEW ORLEANS Whether it's for a football weekend, a formal, or just to party, New Orleans definitely was a must trip for Ole Miss students. It made no difference if you ate at McDonald's or Galatones. or stayed at the Marnot or the Holiday Inn, if you were from Ole Miss you still had fun and were hoarse from singing "Dixie'' and yelling Hotty Toddy all night long in Pat O Bnen's.

OXFORD All University of Mississippi students become unofficial residents of Oxford. For four years they live, study, and play here, and some even work in the city. Students become attached to the town and its peo- ple so much that when it comes time to graduate, many will miss Oxford just as much as the University. OLD FASHIONED That's the way Ole Miss is. Tradition runs through everything at the University from clothes to sports to academics. Students become close friends and realize that their parents and perhaps even their grand- parents were friends in college, too. Older landmarks are becoming offices and computer centers and astroturf covers Hemingway's field. Ole Miss sees changes and different faces but it's still the same Ole Miss.

PEP RALLY Even though the Rebels had a losing foot- ball season, the fans really never gave up. Every week, students religiously screamed and hollered at pep rallies, including the surprise rally held on a Monday, hoping to fire up the Rebels and inspire them to victory. Or was it that they just wanted to win the spirit award over the other groups at the rallies?

PARKING Parking is a problem at Ole Miss, especially at night. Education parking lots, behind the Coliseum, and near Kincannon, are some of the favorite spots for moonlight necking. Parking with your date is embarrass- ing in itself, but it really is bad when you pull into your favorite hide-away only to find your roommate got there first.

QUICK Quick stores are the late-night place to see and be seen. Any night from about 1 1 :00 until sometimes 2:00 or 3:00 a.m., you can meet all your friends there after dates (or breaking from studying) to enjoy a late snack of fried chicken, potato logs, and a soft drink or milk The next day, for some reason, many folks seem to have attacks of acne.

QUOTA In 1978, the engineering school planned a quota system to limit their enrollment of foreign students. Public opinion resulted in the repeal of the proposed quota soon after its announcement In a perhaps related incident, Dean of Engineering Karl Brenkert resigned


ROOMMATE In college, there is a peculiar thing called a roommate. Besides being the person in the other bunk bed of the room, the roomie becomes a companion, a confidant, and a very close friend. Upon graduation, you will remember many fond things about Ole Miss and especially the person you lived, fought, and shared with your roommate.

RUSH For a hectic week in the fall, Greeks shake hands with, talk to, and generally try to "snow" potential members. Rush, as it is affectionately called, is exactly that. Six days of "parties" finally culminate in bid day when the rushees choose the brothers and sisters they will have for the rest of their life.

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STARCH At Ole Miss, virtually everything except underwear is starched. Button down shirts, painter's pants, and khaki trousers all receive the "cardboard treatment" once a week or more at the local cleaning establishment. The wonderful thing about starched clothes is that they stay pressed for at least fifteen min- utes after you put them on.

SLOAN Expectations for the 1978 football season reached a fever pitch when the athletic department named Steve Sloan as the new head coach. Pulling in such high school recruits as John Fourcade, Sloan immediately went to work re-building the team. And although Sloan's first year only showed a 5-6 record. Ole Miss can't wait for the fall of 1 979.

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TRAFFIC No matter where you lived, there were no places to park nearby Inner campus was restricted to student cars until late in the afternoon UPD lurked around every corner, moving in fast to write a ticket and zipping off again to harass more students The traffic appeals board had dozens of customers to plead their cases each week And more cars are expected on cam- pus next year

TENURE In 1978, tenure requirements for teachers became a heated issue Student demonstrations and petitions attempted to call the administrations attention to the problem But, at the end of the school year, Toby Wallace and Dr Charles Wade, two rallying points of stu- dent interest, were still terminated The student voice once again fell on deaf ears

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UPD Forever protecting Ole Miss and its people, the University Police Department stands guard over campus twenty-four hours a day. From performing such vital ser- vices as writing parking tickets to directing traffic on foot- ball weekends, the UPD is ever ready to serve. So remember, next time you're in trouble on campus, call a cop.









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VENDING MACHINES Vending machines were located all over campus in dorms, office buildings, and near classrooms. These contraptions sold sandwiches, snacks, and desserts, but mainly soft drinks After the student searched for the correct change, eventually found it, and punched it in the machine, he received his food and drink, but only after five kicks and one good shove on the machine.

WINNERS Ole Miss has always had a winning spirit This year an Ole Miss alumnus. Thad Cochran, was elected to the U.S. Senate An Ole Miss girl, Chen Brown, won Miss Mississippi. But the sweetest victory of all for Ole Miss came on November 25. 1978, in Jackson. Mis- sissippi, when the Rebels beat the Rednecks


XEROX Whenever notes are lacking or there is only one copy of an old test, then poof! there is a magi- cal machine that creates two where there was one. This wonderful device, called the xerox, has saved many a student from total disaster near test time. It also provides great entertainment for those times when you are bored. For instance, it makes great black and white pictures of your profile or your hand. The most amazing thing is that entertainment and salvation come cheap at only five cents a page.

YOUTH Break wild you're only young once! Memo- ries made now will be with you forever. Remember that the next time you have a choice between studying ahead or partying with friends. Who can be serious these days when you have so much youthful exuberance? Be young, be foolish, but be happy because today is the first day of the rest of your college life.


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ZOO In precollege, there are trained observers who watch for wild freshmen males. Those "animals" are cat- alogued and filed away by a computer. When dorm assignments are made, this list of crazy people is proc- essed and rooms are passed out to them in one block Believe it or not, this list of wild, idiotic freshmen becomes the bulk of the residents of Twin Towers Dormi- tory, more commonly known as "The Zoo '

A Sharp Turn

in Mississippi Politics

To paraphrase Dr. David Sansing, professor of history at Ole Miss and a scholar on Mississippi's political history, it is very seldom that we get to see history changing around us and at the same time be aware of that change.

History usually is seen changing in a slow curving man- ner — sharp turns are rare. For Mississippians, one such sharp turn was the Civil War; another was the 1978 cam- paign for the U.S. Senate.

The first Republican elected 1o the Senate from Missis- sippi in 100 years is indicative of two things. First is the increasing acceptance of Republican candidates. Thad Cochran has proved definitely that a Republican can compete and win against a Democrat in Mississippi. The "Solid South'' shows signs of breaking.

Second, the November 7th results are indicative of the importance to Mississippians of "on-the-job experience" so to speak. Cochran's six years in the U.S. House of Representatives were an invaluable campaign asset. While Mississippians hate Congress, they tend to like their own Congressmen.

Nineteen seventy-eight was also a year of historic change for blacks. Fayette Mayor Charles Evers, a former civil rights activist, garnered 23 percent of the vote on November 7; a showing that exceeded the wildest projec- tions of political analysts.

Evers will go down in history, however, not as the black that came close, but as the first black candidate to have his candidacy accepted. There were no demonstrations or protests at Evers' rallies, no Klan reprisals. He accom- plished something no other black candidate has in Mis- sissippi. He put together a credible and serious campaign against two other white candidates and minimized the race issue. Evers did this not just as a black, but as an independent.

The most subtle historic change seen in 1978, however, is in the personalities of the candidates. Take away the party distinctions and incumbency factor and there is not that much difference in Thad Cochran and Maurice Dan- tin. This may be the biggest difference of all in 1978 and previous election years.

The 1978 Senate elections, even discounting the Repub- lican victory and credible black candidacy may mark the end of an era.

ippi Politics

Since the 1890 Constitution was drafted Mississippi has not so much been a one-party state (Democrat) as a "no- party" state that is, one based on powerful personali- ties. Personalities fell into two classes the "Bourbon aristocracy" and the "Rednecks."

The Bourbons hailed mainly from the rich black soil counties and the Delta, the Rednecks from the northern hill countries, the coast and the extreme southern coun- ties.

The aristocrats were truly what their name implies. They were internationalists, respected by their colleagues and depended upon by their chief executives; they were, in every sense of the word, "statesmen".

The rednecks were respected in a different way. They were colorful, out-spoken, sometimes ridiculed (a dan- gerous thing to do), and they were respected not so much for their genteel statesmanship as for their ruth- lessly wielded power.

(Only Mississippi could be capable of loving and admiring both classes of personalities. These were the men who fielded candidates for other offices they took the place of parties and made Mississippi unique.)

Thad Cochran and Maurice Dantin can be classed nei- ther as members of the Bourbon aristocracy or as red- necks. They are the new breed the good ole boys of the country club set. They are the type of men who receive the city's outstanding citizen of the year award.

Henceforth the candidates elected in the role of the old stereotypes will be the exception rather than the rule. Cliff Finch may well have been a "last hurrah".

Charles Evers figures into this formula, too. He came closer in his campaign to a Bilbo-esque figure than any

other candidate. He combined capitalist elitism with a populist flare in the same way Bilbo did. He captured Bil- bo's ability for speaking to the crowds. He. and others like him, cannot be discounted in the future, but they will tend to be what they are in other states the independ- ent candidates who have to depend on personality for lack of party affiliation.

This may all be speaking too soon. The mood of the state as indicated in the 1978 elections seems to be toward party politics, even though Mississippians will still proudly proclaim that they consider the man and not the party.

The Democratic Party can't afford to remain split into Bourbon and Redneck camps; they will begin to consoli- date. The Republicans on the other hand will not be able to continue to count on support from whichever disen- chanted group defeated in the Democrat's primary; they will have to woo members away from the Democrats and build up their own ranks

When this happens candidates will be offered by tne party and not by the personal patronage of one powerful senator or the other.

In 1978 the first Republican in 100 years was elected to the U.S. Senate; the first really serious threat ever was mounted by a black independent candidate; and a new era of party politics was entered into laying to rest per- haps a colorful and unique way of political life

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42 Ditco Dancing

Going to places like the new Library Disco in Oxford or Flannigan's in Memphis, disco dancing filled stu- dents nights and weekends with fun and laughter.

In addition to a new way of dancing, disco-mania cre- ated a world of lighted dance floors and sleek fash- ions.

Movina in rhythm to the music, disco let dancers cre- ate their own movements to the beat of rock 'n roll. Some followed in John Travolta's footsteps and many took lessons from student Steve Valentine to keep up with the latest steps.




Clothes Craze

Women's fashions were sometimes mistake for men's. Suits with pencil-legged pants an skinny ties topped with stylish hats were popi lar with the coeds. Spike heels came back int popular fashion this year as a much neede_ accessory. Vests appeared over dresses, skirts, or pants.

The newest craze tight-legged jeans with rolled up cuffs were worn by both guys and girls, but the old reliable khakis, button down- collared shirts, and Izods never left us.

The disco scene brought in satin pants and silk shirts and skirts as a climax for the overall soft and silky look of 1978-79.


Going door to door in the dorms, eating at a different fra- ternity or sorority house each meal, and holding rallies. What did all of these have in common? They were things you had to do if you were a candidate in a campus elec- tion and wanted to win.

Printing up flyers to be put up on every bulletin board on campus and name tags to be worn by your supporters was usually the first step.

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Word of mouth was the best way to win votes, but you also held rallies, campaigned from room to room, and sometimes even had a singing group to perform your song at the houses or at rallies.

But all of this was only preliminary. On election day, you had supporters to stand outside of each polling place holding signs for you. And, of course, after the votes were all in, you celebrated with those who backed you. After it was all over, you might have asked yourself if it was worth it; would you do it all over again? You'd better believe it!

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Parties at Ole Miss ranged from Kappa Sigma s South Seas to KA's Old South Newsweek rec- ognized Ole Miss for its toga parties, identifying us even more with the characters from the pop- ular movie "Animal House "

Halloween was a fitting time for costume par- ties, with "Star Wars" characters tricking and treating along with the traditional witches, ghosts, and goblins.

SAE'S Patty Murphy, ATO hat swaps, and Phi Tau's Wild West offered other opportunities to wear creative outfits.

Twin Towers Casino Night and the Order of Omega Champagne Social gave students a break from the routine as did pajama and "famous couple" swaps.

At Ole Miss, any time is the right time for a party, but parties that were built on a theme were the best.

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Lazy Days

Although schoolwork and activities

took up a lot of the student's time, he

still managed to budget a little free time

to relax and recreate.

During the late spring and early fall,

picnicked and sunbathed at Sardis,

many stopping at the county line on the

way for some cold refreshment. Others

relaxed while watching intramural

games or even participating in them.

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Perhaps the best form of relaxation was doing nothing. Hanging around the house, going for a ride with the T- tops off, checking the mail, goofing off, and taking a walk were popular things to do since they required little or no effort. Many more tinkered with their cars, listened to stereo, read a magazine, or watched TV.

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As competition increases for higher GPA s, many stu- dents find themselves in deep trouble because they have never learned how to study Here are a few well-tested methods that have worked for previous Ole Miss stu- dents If your method has been unsuccessful, try one of the below

(1) The typical, old-fashioned method You know, the one your parents always want you to use You sit at a desk or table, usually with total silence in the room, and bury yourself In books.

(2) Group-studying at the library This is when you get together with friends in your classes and see if you can figure the course out by putting everyone's pieces of knowledge together Of course, after a while, the two girls at the end of the table are gossiping about the great new guy in their English class and the guys at the other end are eyeing the "fox" that just walked in Well, they're still studying; only the subject matter changed

(3) Cramming. This goes on in those 10 or 15 minutes between classes. You have usually had a rough night and this is your only chance to study You spend every spare second trying to memorize your notes Warning This method is not for everyone.

(4) Magical Transfer method This is a complicated process. You begin by getting in a comfortable position usually lying down on your bed or in the grove on a pretty day. Then you place your book somewhere close to your head for example, covering your face and the knowledge is transferred magically into your brain. Of course, deep concentration is necessary

(5) Brown-nose method. This is not actually a study method but a method to avoid studying There are many different ways to get on your teacher's good side It always helps if your parents just bought their house from his brother. But, if nothing like this happens to fit your sit- uation, try volunteering for anything and everything, always knowing the right answer, offering to grade papers, etc. The list could go on and on Be original'

Most of these methods are highly successful. Just pick the one or ones that are most suitable to your needs Improvements can be seen within days. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Put on a happy face

Happy Hour was one of the best aspects of college life. Of course, everyone had his own particular reason for participating. Some of the better ones were: (a) I just whizzed through a major test and feel like celebrating; (b) I just bombed a major test and feel like drowning my sor- rows; (c) I just checked my mail and my folks sent money! (d) It's my birthday! (e) It's Be Kind to Animals Week; (f) I've got a date for this weekend; (g) I don't have a date for this weekend; (h) It's cheaper now; (i) It's Friday! (j) I've had a hangover all day long; (h) If your favorite reason hasn't been listed please write it in here:

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58 Spotlight

"Dixie is alive and well at Ole Miss," especially during Dixie

Week From start to finish of the week, Ole Miss students

turned out en masse, "Staying Alive" and enjoying the

varied activities ranging from bands and games in the grove,

to barbeque dinners and ice cream, to shrimp and beer at

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The expression catch you around the grill' took on an extremely new meaning to the new Ole Miss student as he experienced the varety of programs and activities offered by the Ole Miss Union Through the efforts of the Union Program Council, students were provided with not only a place to casually meet with friends. but also the opportunity to enjoy fashion shows, art exhibitions, noted speakers, popular movies, and even such special events as Casino Night and the Dating Game The Union was also the headguarters for community service projects, blood drives, and fund-raising activities Variety was indeed the magic word for within the Ole Miss Union occurred everything from the earth-shaking decisions of the ASB to the zany hysteria of the Gong Show Variety, indeed the Ole Miss Union provided something for everybody



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Way down South in Mississippi

There's a spot that ever calls;

Where among the hills enfolded

Stand old Alma Mater's halls.

Where the trees lift high their branches

To the whispering Southern breeze;

There Ole Miss is calling, calling

To our hearts' fond memories.

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