The Collegian (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 13, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 15, 1934 Page: 1 of 4
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ROWNWOOD TEXAS SATURDAY DECEMBER 15 1934
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By Morris Rodger
It is a little late for comments and
opinions on football; but ye Oplnator
can not pass up an opportunity to say
he Is glad to see that the Southwest
Conference has at last received the
recognition It Is due. Even Orantland
Rice master sports authority says
that It is the toughest conference In
the nation. Another great sportsman
recently stated that he believed either
Rice or Southern Methodist could
come as near or nearer to defeating
Minnesota than any other team In the
nation. Perhaps that Is a strong
statement; but we know the South
west has an excellent intersectlonal
record for the season.
Now Uiat the Rose Bowl game Is the
only major football tilt remaining are
we going to lose the athletic spirit
and wait until September rolls around
again? Students It Is our duty to
support our basketball team as well
or better than we did the football
wuad. Taylor and Myers are capable
coaches we know; but they can not
produce a winning team unless they
receive the backing they deserve. Why
should Daniel Baker be anywhere oth
er than first when the season closes 7
Yc Onlnator noticed that three
large schools have abandoned the hon
or system. Tulane Cornell and North
Carolina have seen fit to change their
system of giving examinations. In
practically every case the reason is
that the 'students refuse to report
those who violate the rules. In one
instance however the students voted
to have U "discontinued stating that
they did not want the responsibility
involved. The honor system would
be a good thing if the students could
be trusted; but it seems that is im-
possible in college as well as in all
other phases of life.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Pet haps this Is a lot of repetition
of a former column but such prog-
less for humnn welfare deserves more
praise than it gets. We have all heard
that the arm of the law is long and
have piobably paid no attention to
the stut ement. Nevertheless that
seems more applicable now than ever
lefoie. The law is slowly but surely
"rounding In" the nation's worst crim-
inals and ridding the world of them
in a most effective manner. Killing
Barrow Parker Dllllngor and Floyd
mny seem horrible to some people; but
really it was no worse than one could
expect after they had committed the
crimes they had. Too It saved the
government the expnse of holding
court. A nation-wide drive Is now be-
ing madu to destroy all the organized
gangs and to catch the notorious leaden.
Coggins and Billies
Take a Sail at Novel
Saturday night the Coggin Society
of Daniel Baker entertained with a
banquet and dance in honor of the
Varsity football team. The Gold Room
was attractively decorated with the
blue and white colors bringing out the
ship moffit which wns used through-
out the programme. Miss Hettte Fayc
Todd president of the Coggins was
toastmistress. In her opening speech
she told how the boys had been over
such big waves during the season and
that the purpose of the occasion was
a pleasure cruise.
The opening toast was given by
Miss Sara McCreary who gave a toast
to the coaches. Bill White responded
and in turn introduced Reeves Hick-
man co-captain. He then made a
toast to Miss Juanlta Thomason the
college sweetheart. She told the boys
of her gratitude to them that they
elected her sweetheart and hoped that
next year that they would carry the
ship over the boundary the Texas
Confcience Championship. Other
toasts were given and responded by
the following: Wllma Green toasted
the ends and tackles; Beans Morris
responded. Maurine Charnqutst made
a toast to the halfbacks and Snod-
grass responded In his usual inter-
esting way. Onaloulse Rowell favored
the guests with a vocal solo "Lost
In a Fog." Sara Collins gave a toast
to the qua.v'orbafks. and fulls. John
Little responded. Lucy Cross in her
usual manner talked briefly to the
centers and guards. Mr. Tommy Webb
answered this toast in a lovely man
ner. The last toast of the evening was
given by Dorothy Wilson to the yell
leaders. The Senior leader of the
group Billy Dillon responded.
During the four course dinner that
was served The Collegiate Nine an
orchestra composed of Jimmy King
El Gene Barthelemue Mr. Steve Mc-
Horse Hulan Barr. Burl Williams
Leonard King W. A. Williams Joe
Sandlln and Herman Trigg played.
The banquet was followed by a
dance In the Gold Room. The same
orchestta played and was very entertaining.
A W r 'Tj-'w v K 1 Uli-OH St JLVlBBBBllllllllllllllllllllllW
St. Nicholas the Bishop of Myra whom we know as 8anta Claus Is the
patron saint and protector of many plcaraesque (shady) vocations. Among
others he Is the patron saint of thieves and gangsters.. The "Knight of 8t.
Nicholas" Is another name for the light-fingered gentry.. He is the patron
saint of pawnbrokers and their emblem is traced to him. Pirates emblaz-
oned his likeness on their flags. Other wards of St. Nicholas' are spinsters
Speech in Chapel
Ye Oplnator took "time out" the
other day In order to read one of the
preUmis best sellers Richard Halibur-
ton's "Royal Road to Romance." Al-
though it has been out several years
It still remains an Interesting book.
In fact It is the most interesting tra-
vel book read to date. The exploits
o' a young college graduate In his trip
around the world form a relation that
hould please almost everyone.
Dr. Lockhart Says
life Begins at 70
Note of Appreciation
The many members of the Col-
legiate Digest Press owe the pub-
lishers a word of thanks for the
splendid colograph map of Col-
legeland which appears in this
issue of The Collegiate Digest.
Students of Daniel Baker can
feel as well as sec how It is to
have their name emblazoned
ncioss a fourth of Texas. And
there are only two other colleges
In Texas that have the services
of n rotogravure section for their
To the staff of the Digest the
Collegian professes Its profound
appreciation for the services ten-
dered by your wonderful picture
Next Tuesday Eve
To Be Stunt le
Another book read recently and
worthy of mention la John Masefleld's
"The Bird of Dawning." It deals with
an old old story shipwreck in a storm
Jut it approaches the ancient tale
from a different angle. Instead of
landing on an Island or being picked
UP at sea the surviving men discover
a deserted ship two days after their
mwoitune. The Bird of Dawnlng's
crew abandoned ship for Bome super-
stition or other and the discoverers
?" It Into London to win the China
8 Trado Race. The descriptions of
sea under different weather con-
""tons are fine; they alone make the
ax worth reading.
Helen Hayes baa at last received
""opportunity to make the screen
(Continued on page 4)
Members of the CellsQlsn Staff
win to express their deeps ana
t sincere sympathy to tha
w IIh of Thomas F. Cpley ana
L- Coker In their recent be-
Fort Worth Dec. 15 Life begins
at 70 not 40!
At least that is the belief of Dr.
Clinton Lockhart. professor of Old
Testament and Semltics at Texas
Christian University nnd former
president of the institution.
"One has n broader richer appre
ciation of life after 70 provided nis
health Is good" says Dr. Lockhart.
At 77 tho lean and active educator
is studying German at night school
nnd reading the Bible In Spanish.
When 74 he received the honorary de-
gree of Doctor of Letters from T. C.
U. Tho professor reads 10 languages
and dIuvs the nlnno violin and guitar.
He took up the study of the violin on
his 70th birthday.
"Advancing years and the experi-
ence which they bring with them give
one the key to niBiiy enjoyments of
life not open to the younger man or
woman" Dr. Lockhart says.
"The years take you trom some u
your favorite athletics and you lost
i & ..A. flttrfl nm.
Interest In romance qui yuu . ...
pie compensation In tho full new un-
derstanding you have of life."
r. Ijw-Uhnrt holds the A. B A. AI.
and U. D. degrees from Transylvania
and the Ph. P. degree from Yale. j
Dear Santy: . .
I am four years old and have been
a very good little boy this year. I
want a fire truck some firemen a
tool chest lots of fruit and nuts a
fUling static with lights on it an au-
tomobile and I guess that will be all
for this year. Be sure to remember
all the other little boys and girls.
Sonny Boy Taylor.
P. 8. Ob yes I want you to bring
a collar to Billy Baker.
To Take Texas
Net Tuesday evening at eight
o'clock the nnnual Stunt Night pio-
giam Is to bo given In tho auditorium.
Miss Mae Brnnom and Jlmmle King
orchestra and band lenders have pie-
pal ed a very good pmgram and hope
for a good turn-out. The proceeds
will be used to purchase music lor
the band nnd orchestra.
All Hiose that saw the piogram Inst
year will vcuch for the fact that It is
to be a success. The different clubs
and organisations of the campus will
render parts; prizes have been pie-
pared for the first threo winning or-
ganizations. The Judges for the pro-
gram have not ns yet been selected.
If you wunt to have a good laugh
and wile away an evening harness up
ole Maud to the surry pitch In all the
relations and drive over. Only ioc ioi
tho younguns and 10c for the adults.
The best of all shock absorbers Is a
.sense of humor.
Now that King Football has retired
for the year activity has begun on
the gymnasium floor and Coaches
Taylor and Myers are rapidly round-
ing their baskctcers Into shape. With
some thirty or more players reporting
for the first work-outs the gym has
been crowded with flying balls and
players every afternoon. The coaches
have been giving the boys some new
plays that look good to the spectators
and which should work against the
This year's squad Is captained by
George Chrane a letterman at the
guard position last season. Others to
leturn from tho lettered group are
"Bones" Harris nnd Cy Rutledge at
center; Tal Head guard; and J. J.
McDaniels forward. Those coming up
from the freshman team of last year
with good chances of making the
squad are Nub Payne Davenport and
Charles Chrane guards; McCuliy mc-
Curdy Ward forwards; Howard Mor-
tis and Snodgrass are also likely to
give some of the boys trouble this
Although the Texas Conference
schedule does not begin until after
the holidays several practice tilts
have been arranged for the next few
days. These include games with San
Angelo Junior College and the May
All-Stars. Judging from past encoun-
ters with tho May team the Billies
will probably have their hands full
when they meet them this year.
Even O. O. (Odds) Mclntyre tue
Broadway columnist has yielded to
the sentiment against radical activi-
ties In colleges. In his crisp way he
says; "Time to give some of the radi-
cal eastern college professors the
The most interesting lecture that
has been heard in chapel In the past
few years was that delivered by Mr.
James Chapman of the State Depart-
ment of Agriculture. His speech last
Friday was of a scientific nature and
was well received by all who heard It.
In fact comments are still being made
about it. Mr. Chapman is an old
school mate of Professor Hart's.
He introduced his lecture by telling
how he was sent to France to make a
study of a special kind of stone the
supply of which was becoming ex-
hausted. After studying that parti-
cular quarry he decided that If an
other such quarry existed It would be
found In Central Texas. An unlim-
ited deposit was found in the vicinity
of Austin and at first they thought
the weather condition were perfect for
the quarrying of the stone. But the
war came along and stopped all oper
ations for some years. When he re-
turned to Texas Mr. Chapman found
his ideal weather conditions had un-
dergone a complete change; Texas
was experiencing one of its summer
droughts and it was impossible to
work without water.
That phenomenon of the drought
led Mr. Chapman to the scientific stu
dy of the causes of It. After an ex-
tensive study of Texas rainfall he
found that only about forty per cent
of our rain comes from the sea; the
remainder comes from various inland
sources. Of this the vegetation con-
tributes the greater part by bringing
the moisture out of the ground. Man
by his destructive work has caused
the extremely hot wave of air on the
earth's surface which prevents rain
fiom falling to the ground. He furth-
er explained how the subterrean water
level has been lowered and the re-
In conclusion Mr. Chapman told of
three means by which these condi-
tions can be remedied; by replanting
vegetation on the soil by extensive
terracing programs and by choosing
the kind of trees and other plants
which will restore the most moisture
to the atmosphere.
Basket ball Debut
Ends m58-25 Win
Billies Have Winning
Ways and Spirit
The 1930 basketball team made Its
debut on the floor Thursday night
against a group of former Daniel
Baker students and Early High boys.
The final score of the game was 58-
25 in favor of the Billies. Coach My-
ers gave almost all of his men a
chance to show their wares and they
showed fairly good form for an early
season practice tilt. That game mark-
ed the opening of a series of pre-holi-day
contests. Next week the boys
will probably appear in their new
classy uniforms or they may be sav-
ing them for conference engagements.
Myers started George Chrane and
Head at guard; Harris at center; and
McCulley and McDaniels at forwards.
At the end of the first period he re-
placed these with another combina
tion: Snodgrass Payne Rutledge
Morris and McCurdy.
The visitors Included such former
Baker stars as McMiller Carrots
Harlow Hopkins Cecil Chrane and
Roscoe. Harlow's ability to ring free
throws was the outstanding feature
of the game.
Huck Skiles was the referee. He
was ably assisted by "Old Woman"
McMiller and some of the students on
the side line.
At Weslyan Uni
HARNESS UP OLD DOBBIN TO THE
SHAY AND DRIVE TO THE STUNTS
TUESDAY EVE-IN THE FINE ARTS
Delaware Ohio. The selection of a
major course of study will no longer
be a requirement for graduation from
Ohio Wesleyan University according
to a unanimous vote of the faculty on
what Dean Harold J. Sheridan calls
"the only plan of its kind in Ameri-
Under the innovation each student
will be allowed to decide at the out-
set of his junior year whether he
wants to follow a major field of stu-
dy. Those not registered as majors
will be classified as general program
students and will be under a special
committee responsible for their work.
"Each of these students will have
as a special adviser a member of this
committee and his program of studies
must be approved by that adviser"
the new provision in the university
catalogue will read. '
ZEOXIS the greater painter died
of laughter at the sight of a picture
which he had just drawn.
jB vBfifiQj&W" Bft u3nHT ilK bnjUW I
I am a girl six years old the only
girl in the dormitory that Is not love
sick. I would like very much to have
a nice sleepy doll and doll furniture
for a living room. Santy I love Dan-
iel Baker would you please bring me
a pennant; bring BtUy Baker a great
big bale of bay. Please remember
all tho other little girls and boys.
Mary Anna Davis.
P 8. I almost forgot bring all the
girls In the dormitory rattlers and a
dog chain for Flea Bait. (He Is my
Rochester N. Y. Urging a short-
ening of college courses so that a sav-
ing in the cost of education may be
effected Dr. Henry C. Mills assist-
ant professor of education at the Uni-
versity of Rochester in a speech here
recently asserted that colleges have
seriously underestimated th intellect-
ual capacities of their students.
Dr. Mills suggested that anticipat-
ory examinations could eliminate ov-
erlapping in the subject matter of
"Superior high school students who
appear capable of independent study
aiu supplied with outlines covering
the freshman courses which have been
shown to duplicate to a greater or
less extent the work done In high
I school" Dr. Mills continued.
"The students are then urged to pre-
pare themselves on these aspects of
the subject which are not encounter-
ed until college. Special examinations
are offered by the university covering
these subjects. If the high school
student is able to pass the examina-
tion he is given credit for the subject
on the college level and is free to go
on to more advanced work In the field
or begin a new subject. In this way
much of the overlapping is eliminat-
ed considerable time is saved for the
student and in general better articu
lation between high school and col-
lege is achieved. Supporting these
calculations is the actual success of
some thirty-five students who have
been able to obtain their bachelor de-
gree in less than the normal four
years. All felt that they bad lost
nothing by shortening their college
"In the case of the brilliant student
too long a period has been set aside
for secondary and junior college edu-
cation. Youth Is no bar to intellectual
maturity or the study of college subjects."
This edition of The Collegian Is
dsdieatsd to Mary Anna Davis
and Qene Taylor Jr. for their
undying spirit and sportsmanship
rendered to the land ana Pea
quad the past football season.
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