The Collegian (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 24, Ed. 1, Friday, April 3, 1936 Page: 2 of 4
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1935 Member 1936
Associated Gotteftiate Press
THE DANIEL BAKER COLLEGIAN
Entered at Post Office of Brownwood Tex. as second class matter
WM. ELLIS Editor
CARL ELLIS Business Manager
TRAVIS FOSTER Associate Editor
SARA COLLINS Feature Editor
Helen Post Wright Faculty Advisor
Begin Here Today
By Travis Potter
At the outset of this I would give
one of O. O. Mclntyre'e warnings:
This Is going to be one of those ramb-
ling columns without rhyme or rea-
son. Which Is to say that I have not
spent much time planning anything to
say today and consequently you may
expect anything anything except lit-
WILLIAMS STARTS SOMETHING
Every rural and suburban college has its favorite moving pic-
ture theatre where the undergraduates determine the reaction of
the audience. Until recently they have been content to hiss the
villain or applaud the hero whether the sentimental or melodra-
matic flavor of the film has become too strong for their palates.
Recently a more serious note has appeared in their behavior. Be-
ginning at Williams there has been a rapidly-spreading and effec-
tive protest against a certain movie newsreel and theatre after
theatre at Williams Princeton Amherst and now at Harvard has
succumbed to the pressure of opinion and substituted some sup-
posedly less propagandist portrayal of the events of the day. The
movement has spread to Vassar Yale Dartmouth Wesleyan and
threatens to assume formidable proportions.
This attitude springs no doubt from two causes. It arises in
part from a resentment against the campaign waged in certain
papers against the colleges on the charge of radicalism. Under-
graduates do not want to be made constitutional or patriotic by
the offices (however kindly and well-intentioned) of outsiders.
They have found a way of retailiating against what they regard
as off iciousness and paternalism. But beyond this it would appear
that the American undergraduate is peculiarly distrustful of bal-
lyhoo. He suspects the newsreel in question of appealing to pas-
sion and prejudice and of sowing the seeds of war. American
undergraduates as a whole are as disinclined to nationalistic as
they are disinclined to communistic agitation. Whether this sig
nifies moderation and clear-headedness or only apathy remains to
be seen. Harvard Alumni Bulletin.
Women now have the right to vote
in public elections In this country.
Women may now indulge in the tobac-
co habit without a great deal of public
scandal or indignation. Women since
the European War have Invaded the
business office and are considered the
professional equals of men. Women
have the same educational advantages
now as men. But there remains one
great difference of opinion between
the two sexes which to all appearan-
ces will never be reconciled. It Is the
question of women's hair dress. As
long as the girls Insist on short bob-
bed hair men will still have a quarrel
with them and a lust one. There
should be legislation prohibiting short
nair especially when the girl knows
how to wear it long In order to get all
the possible pleasing effects. That's
iV -v. .
TAKING IN TOO MUCH TERRITORY
In. his book "Principles of Criminology" Prof. Edwin H. Suth-
erland of the University of Chicago devotes one chapter to a dis-
cussion of "Newspapers and Crime." He opens the discussion with'
The American newspapers have been generally and severely
criticized for the part they play in relation to crime. The follow-
ing charges are made against them :
First they promote crime by the constant advertising of crime
by glorifying the criminal leaders and acting as press agents for
them by a jocular method of presenting crime news which takes
away the dignity of court proceedings and by providing advance
information to the public including the criminals regarding the
plans of the police and prosecutors.
Second they interfere with justice by "trial by newspaper" and
by distortion of news.
Third they produce a public panic in regard to crime which
makes consistent and sober procedure difficult.
Fourth they become agencies of corruption by employment of
children under morally injurious conditions of gunmen in circu-
lation wars and of racketeering reporters of the Lingle type.
When Professor Sutherland refers to "the American newspa-
pers" presumably he means the 13044 publications issued at reg-
ular intervals primarily for the dissemination of news. According
to the 1936 Ayer Newspaper Directory this number is composed
of 2078 dailies 40 tri-weeklies 353 semi-weeklies and 10541 week-
lies. Yet the evidence which he adduces in support of the four
changes appears to be based upon the activities of a relatively
insignificant part of the total the metropolitan dailies 100 at the
In consideration of that fact it seems fair to ask the professor
Are the methods of such publications in handling crime news
representative enough of newspaper practice in the United States
generally to justify the use of the term "American newspapers"
without some qualifying definition?
Several years ago the late Rev. John Danihy dean of the col-
lege of journalism at Marquette university in an address before
the National Editorial Association said "Are there foul papers
nasty papers? Yes we can not deny it. Are they numerous in
comparison with the clean press ? No! Numerically the number of
filthy nasty papers is insignificant probably very much less than
one-half of one per cent."
If evidence to support that estimate were needed it might be
found in a study of "The Newspaper and Crime" made by Virginia
Lee Cole and published by the school of journalism at the Univer-
sity of Missouri. In her summary appear these significant state-
ments: . . . From these statistics two conclusions are evident: (1)
that the small town paper is not a part of the "crime press" so-
called by critics who liken American newspapers to the Newgate
Calendar though it is an important part of the "press'.' as the term
is used in professional journalism; (2) that crime news in the city
dailies appears magnified because of its prominence and emphasis.
From all of which it appears that the Chicago professor made
the mistake which so many critics of the press persist in making.
In the words of the familiar story he "took in to omuch territory"
In' indicting all American newspapers by insinuation if not by
affirmation for the sins of a very few. Publishers' Auxiliary
After reading Anne Morrow's ac-
count of her night "North to the Ori-
ent" made in 1931 with her husband
it isn't difficult to understand why
the book has received unanimous
praise from all the critics. The book
is although short (240 pages heavily
slugged) delightfully and pleasantly
written. The straight-forward style
and graceful command of the lan-
guage would do credit to many veter-
an travelogue writers. Nothing dra-
matic very little personal family ref-
erences and she speaks of Mr. Lind-
brgh as simply "my husband"through-
out with only 'a sprinkling of "Char-
leses" here and there.
I'm overdue for a "depression per-
iod" in my emotional cycle to borrow
the device recently suggested by Sara
Collins in her Collegian column. If our
emotions actually run in regular cy-
cles and it seems reasonable that emo
tion and reaction should cause such
then my present saga of optimism
should be almost exhausted if not sev-
cial days ago. Nevertheless the feel
ing persists that all Is right' with the
world and that none of us' will go far
wrong or be a very miserable failure
in life college and subsequent If
only he 'gives his personality an eyen
break. The thought Is expressed In
the sentence from the new book
"Wake Up and Live" which states:
"It takes energy to fail." This book
is condensed for you in Readers' Di-
gest in the library and on the news
Sara Beth Hall returned Monday
from a visit of several days to her
home In Wichita Tails.
Jimmy Settle spent the post week-
end at home In Cross Plains. He was
accompanied by Harvey Hickman.
Elisabeth Waters went to Circo
Monday for a visit at home.
Donald Coursey and John T. Willi-
amson Jr. spent the past week-end In
Mr. and Mrs. Ravmond Stoker of
Breckenridge were here Monday vis
iting her sister Frances oooaau m
the girls' dorm.
Norman Morris and Fred Sailing
went to Slpe Springs last week end
for a visit in Bean's home there.
Alton Barr was in Cross Plains last
week spending the week-end at home.
Red Conger bislted friends In Ris-
ing Star last week.
Beatrice Hickman (that's Bee) and
Miss Alberta Sklles art Instructor and
dormitory matron went to Abilene
last week and returned to Baird to
spend the week-end In the Hickman
Marcelle Shults was in May last
week visiting her grandmother who
was seriously ill.
Hettie Faye Todd and Weldon
Woodward visited in Santa Anna last
DALLAS BOYS THUIltt
Jim RelUy mTmS Job. lU4aaai
11 recently hitch-Hked aU 1 lie way
from it Josepre P"" "-
achool la Dalies to we . wq ;
SEJue to test the hospitality of the
The St. Joseph's eatry la the Texas
Catholic high school basketball tour-
nament receatly poaeortd Jew
St. Mary's was quartered at the Ual-
verelty during the touraey.
Upon their return home the boys
on tie team told such flattering sto-
ries of the hospitality received that
their two schoolmates decided to test
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The resi 01 uw --
ui.. muiju4 n tun Antonio by train
for the Texas Centennial ceremonies
at the Alamo. Jim and Tom "thumb-
ed" their way in ahead of the rest to
test the story or taeir atomic ;
mates. The Rattler.
A Universit yof Tennessee co-ed has
AAeA the deoresslon's over. She
was named co-beneflclary of a million
Facial Treatment St
t Clsslag Cream
S Skin Tonic
4 Astrlagfjat Lotion
Palace Drug Stort
As a young man and only a short
time after starting his "Personal Jour-
nal" Arnold Bennett met and dined
with John Barrymore. With the true
Englishman's attitude toward all the
things American Bennett expressed
mild surprise at the ease with which
Barrymore fell into the conversaiton
and general atmosphere of London.
But he (Bennett) could not refrain
from the statement that Barrymore
seemed at times nervous and ill at
ease. It evidently didn't occur to the
young writer that Barrymore could
have been jittery because of the un-
predictable and curious conversational
habits of London at tea.
Trivia: I've been reading Dorothy
Sayer's "Omnibus of Crime" for five
years and haven't passed page 1000
yet. I havent' skipped ahead
though and I'm proud of that At-
tended the Gable-Harlow-Loy picture
this week with Grady Leach and both
were particularly Impressed with the
settings especially those in the NY
apartment occupied by Mr. Gable and
Miss Loy as the young married cou-
ple. After reading prose transla-
tion of Cyrano de Bergerac past week
I'm sure every feminine heart has
swollen with sympathy and affection
on making bis acquaintance. Eith-
er on stage or through the printed
page. Two most depressing experi-
ences of past six months: horribly
mangling the bidding when I held six
and one-half honor tricks; foolishly
talking too much in aside conversa-
tion In Spanish class very disrespect-
ful to instructor me and the other.
Idea occurred some months ago and
persists: Some people believe they are
thinking when they are only being
systematically conscious. Never
have read Hamlet. Reminding of the
old lady who objected to Hamlet be
cause It has too many quotations In It
During the late fall and then winter
student seem anxious for the passage
of time and the close of school. But
once March has passed leaving only
the dreamy months of April and May
there seems a subtle change of atmos-
phere. No hurry rather a sense of
pleasure in the lengthening spring
days. After. all there are only two
more months' of the school year and
they are the most enjoyable.
And now you know It It's got me
too and if Z don't stop thai will start
coming out in verse I
Duke University plans for a centen-
nial celebration in IBM Include con-
struction of two new buildings en-
largement of the library to million-
book capacity and founding of 100
Dr. Davis and the Rev. R. K. Mc-
Call of San Saba left Monday for a
Ashing trip to the Pecos River. They
intend to return today.
Clovls Chllders went to Wichita
Falls the post week for a visit wijh
Alice Brown former Daniel Baker
student who Is now teaching in Me-
nard spent the past week-end in
Brownwood with her family and
Welma Green returned to her home
in Coleman for a few days the past
Rev. J. W.
Dr. and Mrs.
Sale was the guest of
R. G. Davis during the
Bobby Brown has been visiting In
her home at Talpa this week.
J. D. Lewis former Daniel Baker
ntudent. of Hamilton who Is now in
the navy bos been here several days
this week as the guest or Beans Mor-
ris before returning: to the fleet in
California within a few weeks.
Maxlne Durham visited in Hamilton
during the past week-end.
Lucille Galloway who is teaching
in Winters high school and Mary Sue
Davis student in CIA were in Brown-
wood the past week as guests of Cath-
erine Sue Galloway.
Mrs. C. J. Green mother of Mrs. C.
W. McClelland is here for a visit with
the family of her daughter this week.
Lillian Schroeder of Brownwood
who is astudent in CIA visited with
friends on the campus Tuesday.
Ruby Christian of Cimarron New
Mexico Is in Brwonwood as the guest
of her cousin Lucy Mae Brown this
Mr. andIrs. J. W. McMillan have
been spending the past few days in
Brownwood as guests of Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. McClelland. Mrs. McMillan Is
a former Daniel Baker student and
leader of the pep squad.
SNAKE COOLS ARDOR
OF GREAT LOVER
Bobby Lockhart famous locker of
feminine hearts at Wesley College has
his usual warm ardour cooled by a
reptile Wednesday night of last week
when a lady friend and he encounter-
ed Its cold clamy folds In the rumble
seat of a friend's automobile.
Mr. Lockhart brought maledictions
down on the head of St. Patrlclus the
renowned Irish saint for his part in
increasing the snake population in
this country and professed a sympa
thy for the Biblical father and mother
of the race in their encounter with the
elongated limbless creature.
Thinking he was encountering a
rope Mr. Lockhart sought to move
the snake (already dead and placed
there by companions) but the chill of
the flesh told him that be was where
Frank Buck ought to be. Mr. Lock
hart whispered something to his com'
panion of the evening about a snake's
being on board. They immediately
wen over we siae.
Mr. Lockhart wonders if Adam act
ed as be did. The Pilot
George Washington thinks Prof. J
B. Hodges of Brown University ap-
parently was not much Interested la
In exDlalnliur how th whola tmAii
tional picture of Washington has bees
reyarapea u s. result or reseat re-
search the professor said Hut Wash
lagtoa .was a "man. with a masterful
grasp oa material thlafs." He was
probably a dull conversationalist see
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