This parody of Dave Helton’s Daily Texan film column “Scenically Speaking” refers to the Lutheran Student Association’s protest of the film Question 7 being shown at the segregated Texas Theater. (Click image to enlarge.) It appeared in the May 17, 1961 Dilly Texanne. Dave Crossley was editor of this issue of the Texanne.
Chandler Davidson’s “Beware the Jabberwock” column appeared regularly in The Daily Texan. This parody appeared in the May 17, 1961 Dilly Texanne. (Click image to enlarge.)
This is from the front page of the Dilly Texanne published by the Texas Ranger staff May 17, 1961 (click image to enlarge). Chandler Davidson and the Students for Direct Action, satirized here, were among many civil rights demonstrators of the 1960s who heard the chant, “Two, four, six, eight! We don’t want to integrate!”
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.
From Chandler Davidson:
Mike Miller, manager of the Austin public library, sent me a letter thanking me for the stand-in documents I gave to the library, and informing me as follows:
“You may be interested in knowing that we will be able to use some of your materials in support of our upcoming exhibit, ‘The First Picture Shows: Austin’s Historic Movie Houses.’ We will have a section in the exhibit on Black Theaters in Austin that will include the story of the stand-ins. The exhibit opens on March 20, 2012 and runs through August 19.”
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,100 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.
This is from the Daily Texan of July 23, 1963. (Click image to enlarge.) The meeting is discussed in the post of February 2, 2011, entitled “UT YRs on civil rights.”