Agree, send it in. Will they print it?
If printed please post here.
: Thank you OT for the clear explanation. Agree
: with so much of what you have stated. You
: might want to send your response to the
: Daily 49er opinion page
: --Previous Message--
: ...well, it was my Fraternity (Circle K) and
: Sorority (Sinawik), both associated with
: Kiwanis International...we were the college
: Key Clubs...
: Anyhoo, it was ME and My Friends,, who
: raised the money and donated Prospector Pete
: to CSLB in the late 60's or early 70's....my
: memory is foggy.....
: Circle K at LBS at that time was a diverse
: group of whites, Japanese, Mexicans, Gays,
: one Black Football Player and one Texan and,
: of course, a bunch of females, who were
: members of Sinawik......we were, I think, a
: pretty diverse group during the time when
: the Black Student Union and La Reza were
: going strong and the SDS was protesting the
: 'Nam War, Johnson and The Powers That
: Yes, we were Service Organizations....not,
: Greeks....but, we were a solid group of
: folks, who gave to the community, benefited
: from our associations and enjoyed our time
: at LBS.....I met Mrs. OT on a Halloween
: night when we took kids from the LB
: Exceptional Children's Home Trick or
: Treating in the Community....
: When, in 1968, we wanted to prove that
: Property Owners discriminated against
: Blacks, the Kiwanians went apoplectic.....
: As Governor of the CAL-NEV-HA District, I
: organized a clothing drive for the people in
: Tecate, Mexico.....over 40 JC and College
: Campuses in California collected clothing
: from the Lost and Found at local parks and
: we had a large caravan of trucks and cars
: that brought the clothing to
: Tecate.....Kiwanis Optometrists accompanied
: us and fitted the locals with glasses for
: free....this remains one of my top
: The idea of the 49er was because the
: University was founded in 1949....100 years
: after the Gold Rush brought folks of all
: kinds to California...To single out Miners
: as a Special Bad Type, and not mention
: Catholic Missionaries, English Slave
: Holders, German Farmers, Look the Other Way
: Baptists or Mexican Rancheros is just plain
: narrow sighted......and, on the other hand,
: take a hard look at the Comanches, who gave
: no quarter.....
: I think the Beach Branding was a colossal
: waste of money and "Mighty, Mighty
: Beachies" makes less sense than
: Stanford's "Go, Tree!" .....
: There are plenty of things that students
: could focus their energies on that impact
: them much more significantly than a 49er
: ....the one that comes to mind immediately
: is the "Dumbing Down" of the Math
: Requirements, which in the long run will
: lower the perceived value of a LBS (or, any
: State College/University) degree ....
: ...or, how about the continuation of the
: Afghan War (the graveyard of Empires)
: ...Denials of Climate Change, which will at
: some point affect ALL Beaches....
: ...Lack of funding by the CA State
: Legislature, which results in fewer
: teachers, longer time in school and
: increased costs for the students
: ...BUT PROTESTING MINERS??? Oh, come
: on....The California Economy is Huge and CA
: Growth was propelled by LOTS of Folks of
: every color and creed seeking
: Wealth......and, then, after WWII, a bunch
: of returning GI's choosing to make CA their
: home, using the GI Bill to get an education
: at LBS and other newly created schools......
: Sorry for the rant.....but, I'm old (just
: turned 69 and Mrs, OT, 65) so, forgive us
: because we remember what we did..... harming
: anyone or creating a focal point for
: discontented students was never our (or, our
: friends) intentions....
: Can't we all just get along????
: --Previous Message--
: Hope no one posted this already as I don't
: want to be admonished. Anyway, FYI....
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