Archive for March, 2011

March 31, 2011

Stokely Carmichael

Cartoon by Glenn Whitehead in the September 1967 Texas Ranger. (Click image to enlarge.Carmichael had spoken at UT the previous April under the auspices of Students for a Democratic Society.
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March 30, 2011

Another cartoon

The February 1966 Texas Ranger in which this appeared lists Grunt Weisskopf as art consultant. (Click image to enlarge.) This is obviously Glenn Whitehead, who collaborated with Gary Bullock, managing editor, on this cartoon. Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory published his autobiography in 1964.
March 29, 2011

Ranger cover as published

Note the “hastily revised batch” notice near the top of the “Snake Oil Elixer” label.  (Click image to enlarge.) Charlie Dent had to redraw this cover for the February 1966 Texas Ranger when the Texas Student Publications Board disapproved his original concept, which caricatured President Lyndon Johnson.
March 29, 2011

Original Ranger cover art

Though the Texas Student Publications Board rejected Charlie Dent’s cover drawing for the February 1966 Texas Ranger, Students for a Democratic Society printed and distributed it. (Click image to enlarge.)
March 29, 2011

How censorship was foiled

This note was attached to reproductions of Charlie Dent’s original cover for the Texas Ranger of February 1966. (Click image to enlarge.)
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March 28, 2011

Loner at UT

Mike Tolbert wrote this serious piece for the November 1965 Texas Ranger. (Click image to enlarge.) New and more current issues such as tokenism are now present. The second of the “Two Loners” articles was anonymous, the writer described as “a homosexual.”
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March 27, 2011

Frugging line

From the November 1965 Texas Ranger parody of the Daily Texan, on censorship, racial issues, and self-immolation as a Vietnam protest. (Click image to enlarge.) The Frug was a dance in the 1960s.
March 26, 2011

Report on Chile

More from the November 1965 Texas Ranger parody of the Daily Texan.  (Click image to enlarge.) The U.S. State Department initiated student leader exchanges between 10 U.S. universities and their Latin American counterparts. The Texas-Chile student exchange was the longest lasting of these.
March 25, 2011

More Ranger commentary

From the February 1964 Texas Ranger. (Click image to enlarge.)  Lieuen Adkins was editor. The Dubious Achievement Award to Sigma Chi refers to its Derby Day. For this charity fundraiser, the fraternity announced that all sororities would compete in events, including acquiring derby hats the Sigma Chis wore on campus. A black sorority member took them at their word and snatched a few hats, and an altercation occurred. Next year, the Sigma Chis announced that “selected sororities” would participate.
March 24, 2011

Editor pronounced reformed

Student publications continued to draw ire from the powers that be. Though this looks like a Dilly Texanne, it was an insert in the November 1965 Texas Ranger, edited by Clint Dare. (Click image to enlarge.) Vietnam was becoming an issue, so Daily Texan Editor Kaye Northcott is caricatured as Kay Northcong.