The Collegian (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 23, Ed. 1, Monday, April 1, 1940 Page: 4 of 4
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Monday April 1 1940
Thwarted By Papa
An elopement of two of Baker's
most popular students Miss Lilly-
bud Denman and Floyd Orady
was foiled last night at the home
of the would-be bride on avenue
C It seems that Mr. Denman
discovered the plot through seeing
a brand new ladder placed at the
bedroom window of his daughter.
Mr. Grady a supposedly upright
and gentlemanly young man had
been dating Lillybud via ladders
for quite some time and on this
special night a new ladder had
been provided which immediately
caught the attention of the irate
A ladder was necessitated in the
first place because Mr. Denman
considered Floyd an unworthy
young man to court his daughter.
It was all right for Grady to
swear smoke and drink corn
liquor but when he jitterbugged
in Mr. Denman's favorite den that
was just too much to bear. So he
forbade his daughter seeing the
unmitigated villain. Thus sprung
up a romance on the sly which
was climaxed at the aforesaid
Just as Mss Denman clad com-
pletely in a new outfit with pa-
jamas over it and Mr. Grady was
watching his watch anxiously on
the ground below the window a
deep gruff voice said "Who broke
the lock on the hen-house door!"
and immediately the fire-works
began with Pa Denman doing
the firing. Oh it was some fight
Pa was afraid Grady was go-
ing to back down and not marry
his daughter taking her off his
It developed that Pa D. had
overheard his daughter taking ad-
vantage of the Leap Year custom
and asking the poor unsuspecting
Grady to marry her. She used
some of Mr. Denman's best hooch
to persuade him. And now when
he was sober Mr. Denman was
there with the shotgun Grady got
cold feet and started running the
other way and hasn't been seen
yet. He was saying as he left
hurriedly "I'll never touch the
nasty stuff again." So maybe one
good thing has been accomplished.
What about Miss Denman?
She's still looking for a husband!
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Nila M;ae Adams Darrell Wil-
liams O. J. Smith Melvln Storm
James (Moose) Hampton Tom
Epley and Harry Kilgore.
Those students making all in
completes were: Mildred Boe-
nicke Blinn McClelland Helen
Faye Heyser Mrs. Cleo Taylor
Jack Barnes Alice Rawllngs
Mary Ann Mclnnis James White
Aleta Chambers Bobbie Snider.
Those students who have been
forced to drop out of school be-
cause of their consistent bad
grades were: Bill Brookover
Wyatt Coke Travis Burnett Mar-
garet Cole Leaird Meadows Ear-
leen Morris Betty Morris. La-
verne Null and Joe Owen.
G. O. P. presidential hopeful
Frank E. Gannett was graduated
from Cornell University in 1808.
Since 1923 16 colleges and uni-
versities have made ROTC op-
tional or abolished it altogether.
The first man to send photo-
graphs by wire is now a Stevens
Institute of Techonology faculty
Ten mining engineering students
have been sent to the University
of Pittsburgh by the government
WE USE FOLGER'S COFFEE
There's many a grade of good home brew
For the rough and ready and rowdy crew N
Who like it straight and plenty strong
Then fight and drink the whole day long.
But there is only one grade of coffee mellow
There's only one grade that appeals to the fellow
Who likes good coffee neither mild nor strong
Which will cheer him up and help him along.
You can get that coffee at the Palace Drug Store
When you try one cup you will ask for more
So come on in without further delay
And try this wonderful COFFEE today.
PALACE DRUG STORE
Tonight at 8
Tonight at 8 o'clock will begin
the most perfect lovers' picnic
ever staged for Daniel Baker stu-
dents. It will be held on Coleman
Hill arid Brownwood taxi com-
panies will provide transportation
there and back for those lovers
who at last have a golden oppor-
tunity to romance.
Roy Owen says that the boys
can bring a pretty girl like
and come and pick
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the weaker sex shed appropriate
tears which for a moment seemed
to revive Mr. Brookover enough for
him to speak. He uttered a few
words that only those 'close around
could hear. Bill was bemoaning
the fact that he lacked only two
lessons in his jitterbug course.
Now all that money "is gone to
waste and the student body will
be deprived of the privilege" of
seeing him give his jitterbug de-
but. When word -of Brookover's
death reached the faculty a holi-
day was immediately declared.
The band was commissioned to
play amid cheers of the students
last new swing numbers were re-
quested. A bonfire was aglow
over the campus and there was a
general period of great rejoicing.
The funeral was held Wednes-
day in the college chapel building.
Dr. Hart issued a decree that all
students must come to the cam-
pus although there would be no
classes and lunch was to be
spread on the grounds.
The remains of Brookover were
brought to his last resting place
back of the gym with the paid
mourners not working for their
dough. All cheered but the di-
minutive red-head Virginia Lyle;
she shed a tear or two (or maybe
three who knows). As the cof-
fin was lowered into the yawn-
ing grave the college choir led
hv Rass Rhodes executed "I'm
Glad You're Dead You Rascal
You." Then the campus crew
headed by the super-gravedigger
Wilbur Roberts began shoveling
the dirt. (They were paid extra
for such exacting work.)
The crowd soon melted away
but it was noted by early revelers
that some mourning females stole
back to silently pay their last re-
spects to ther one-time romeo.
Lolita McBeath Imogene Farris
Erskyne Robey Frances Brown
Juanita Rochester Bettie Morris
Sybil Wiginton and Nell Voss
were in this bracket. ' However
your informers refused to stay
on into the night to see who came;
we left soon for one of the better
night clubs much more fun.
even if your bank
does amount to
He instructed the students about
will take place and many plans
will be made.
Thost who plan to attend the
picnic are BittickMcHorse Stew-
son PateWiginton CawyerFoul-
gcr HamptonHarbour JeskeCon-
way CokeConway RobertsCauley
OwenBuchanan FoxFowles and
Believe It Or Else
Bob Ripley who returned to
CBS recently after a winter spent
sweeping unusual facts out of the
world's crannies is working out a
new technique to make unbeliev-
able things sound credible. Rip-
ley's broadcasts now include on-the-spot
descriptions of the un-
usual things he finds.
Bob recently described the
world's largest rattlesnake farm
and the technique of extracting
the venom from a rattler's fangs.
He spoke from a snake pit on the
farm itself surrounded by the
reptiles. This process is called
"milking" the snake but listeners
could understand their doctors
wouldn't recommend a quart a
The Speech class has gone fish-
ing for the prise catch of the sea-
sonMr. McKay for their dear
teacher Miss Kitty Watson. They
are glad to announce their success
and wish to say that the engage-
ment will soon be made public
roll does Why can't more classes be helpful
to others in much the same way?
We understand there has been
u secret wedding over at Co-
manche. That three year engage-
ment with a beautiful blonde from
TWC just couldn't be broken. How
about it Hollis?
Miss Branom and Miss Craig
stepped out over the week-end.
Could it be the gent who sends
Miss Alta such lovely pot plants?
Just who is Newton Whitehead
going with anyway? Last night
he was seen courting Clendenin
who makes number four this week
by my count. Maybe he Is a blue-
beard in disguise.
Billy S. recently stepped out on
his steady. He went all the way
and accepted dates with four
dames. Imagine his surprise when
he counted them up. Everready
Stewart found a way out. He took
all four to the two-for-one-night
show and it didn't cost him much
either. Whose hand he held in
the show Is quite another thing.
Janie had better check up on
Poodle when he gives her that
old gag about having a class in
Someone said Hog Oleaton was
a smooth dancer. How should we
know when he is smoothing out
our corns a greater part of the
What goes on in the back of the
Palace Drug? It is a most popu-
lar dice and crap shooting dive
so I hear.
The New York legislature is
considering a bill that would make
all of the state's normal colleges
four year teachers colleges.
Tuesday Wednesday: 2-3
"Three Cheers For
Thursday Friday Saturday:
8unday Monday: 6-8
'The Road To
COMINGI APRIL 18
'Grapes of Wrath'
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studying Jitterbugging are Frank
Alford Doris Beverly Bob Latta
Patricia Noble Mrs. Mary Day
Paul Gregory Vivian Clendenin
Hazel Lewis and Tom Epley.
The creative dancing students are
Virginia Lyle Red Lyle Bettys
Jo Vernon Frances Brown Joe
McDonough Philip Shaw Lee
Kunitz Robert Farris that fancy
Jan Owen Sonaton Denman and
Assistants of Miss Chisholm are
her brother Donald Stella Baa-
ley Rebecca Wigington Egbert
Pate Douglas Roberts Robert Lee
Brandt William Fishback O. J.
Smith and Cora Fowles. Piano
player is Jack Davenport and
record changer is Edward Caer-nal.
THE MORNING AFTER
A college Frosh she comes In late.
A-creeping in to her roommate
With wobbly legs she hits the bed
And in mid-air she hunts her head.
Then sweet sleep comes she
Toward that awful morning after!
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