The Collegian (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 19, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 18, 1942 Page: 2 of 4
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SATURDAY APRIL 18 1942
Bafrsd at tin Poit Office at Brownwood fuss as atoond class mall matter.
Published weekly by the itudenti of Daniel Baker College to express the
unblaad opinion of the etudent body to establish high eUndarda of conduct
scholarship and sportsmanship to encourage treater Interest and participa-
tion In all ichool activities and to promote stronger cooperation between the
atudenta and the admlnlitratlon.
EDITOR.. DILL POPE
BUSINESS MANAGER RUTH THOMASON
Special War Correspondent .Torn Epley
Featura Writer I Flunk Williamson
reature writers jmiun McClelnild
Sportt WrlUr .Tom Epley
Joke Editor Mary A. McClelland
Quiz Editor Mary E. Everrltt
Exchange Editor Joy Shaw
niiuirtm BUnn McClelland
Reporter! Mary A McClellull(1
Photographer Tom Epley
Mall Clerk .Joy Shaw
Faculty Advisor Mrs. Helen Post Wright
Copy Boy Jlmmle Snider
Subscription (Mailing included) $1.00 per year
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Keep 'Em Laughing
By BILLY POPE
Our nation is now at wail We all realize this fact in our
subconscious minds a few in our conscious minds. We have all
got to realize this fact in both our conscious and subconscious
minds. While doing this we must also keep up the ttadition of
this nation as the "laughingest country in the world." Records
show that before the war America spent foi pleasure moic actual
dollars and cents more hard cash than it takes to tun Congress
the Army and the Navy. Rccoids also show that you can't whip
a laughing nation. Look at the lest of the woi Id these Sour Ball
Lands across the ocean! They never laugh! Result: They're
constantly in each others hair. It is as indestructible as law; YOU
CAN'T WHIP A LAUGHING NATION. It has been proved
over and over again that laughter has woikcd more splendid and
lasting reforms on eaitli than all the moralieis philosophers
and editors rolled into one. It is haul for one to giasp the war
situation and still have a good time and laugh. The mot ale of
our soldiers depends mostly upon the morale of the civilians
with whom they come in contact. Theieforc the morale of
America depends upon everyone in America. The happiness of
America is up to you so take it into your own hands. It CAN
be done it MUST be done-it WILL be done. So 1 say to you
KEEP 'EM LAUGHING.
Just what is a "column"? What is a column's place in the
modern newspaper? You all have head the vaiiotis stories whit It
appear in any paper but have you thought why ihey are there?
The true column diffcis from a stiaight news story in that a news
story gives only the facts and never the opinion of the icportcr;
while the column although often based on facts is composed
laigely of the opinions of the writer and his paper.
The most common of all columns aic those dealing with
events of the day the so-called commentary columns. Of all col-
umns the news commentation is pcihaps the easiest to write.
The theme of the at tide is found in some event and the icportcr
has only to express his opinions on the subject to complete the
assignment. At present the oustanding examples of this type of
work are peihaps found in the various ai tides written by war cor-
lespondents who give their readers the inside views of a situation.
The humorous column is interesting to almost all leaders.
In articles of this type the author endeavots by various means
to install in the newspaper a bit of amusement of wit to add
variety to the strainght concise news items. Fun is as necessary
to human existance as food water or air; likewise the column of
humor is as necessary to the newspaper as any other department.
But unlike the news column the subject of the article is not
always current events. The subject of a human laugh is almost
anything; likewise the subject of a humorous column is as varied
as Texas weather. Columns of this type aie peihaps the hardest
of all to write unless the person is a "natural" but the rewards
for success are preportionally larger.
There are many other types of columns which cannot be def-
inately classified under the two mentioned catagorics. While
these miscellaneous columns can and often do contain parts of
(act and of humor they are impossible to define as either humor-
ous or informative and must be placed in a separate division.
Among these columns are found book-reviews health advice
travelogues and many varied and assorted types of other features
all of which do their bit toward making the modern paper edu-
cational and entertaining to the public.
A column is when broken down and it's inner purpose re-
vealed an attempt to break away from the old-fashioned aloofness
of the press and humanize the paper. It is an attempt to interest
the people in the paper and to do that the paper must first make
the public realize that the news is the people A newspaper is
like our democracy made of the people and for the people; and
without public interest and appreciation has no purpose. Thus
the column serves to inform to educate to amuse; but primarily
to interest the people in themselves and by doing so in THEIR
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BELL TOWER TALES
Well peoples It's Friday after
noon mid the old watch In the
hock Hhop Informs uh that the
hour is after mld-dny. The editor
In K'olng nuts and the type-setter
Is In the last stages of hysteria.
And nil this Ih due to the nterrl-
hlu ract that this columnist got
absent minded lust night and for-
Kit to write this dribble known as
the dirt column. But Just because
this raw must go to press on sched-
ule Ih no reason to wake an Inno-
cent member of the staff up at the
unholy hour that they used on me
tliiM morning. Had Just finished
lunch In bed when the old tele-
phone knocked u wall down and
the receiver gave forth with a se-
ries of screams that were trans-
lated into the fact that the paper
was late the copy wasn't in and
that I was n BAD (?) hoy. Any-
way here's the results of the
week's scratching. Hope that It
won't lie too lousy but here's
Seems that Georgia Brewer has
ideas toward a soldier. Anyway
she has been seen In the company
of a uniform. Couldn't be that his
car is the reason for the attrac-
tion? Kiclmrd Vaughn proposing
to Jean Jones at the Tip Top one
night ut four A. M. The horrible
things that alcohol will do to a
man. Another proposal was made
by Busty Dooley to none other
than our high school friend Sue
Spraggius. Howard Payne has in-
vaded our campus again. This
time in the form of two lovely
lassies Ethclync and Alta Reese
who have snared our own "Bed"
Lyle uud Joe Beckhum.
Dot Boss has given us some gos-
sip tills week too! Beginning
Monday morning she sent her
room mate racing all over High
School to capture Donald Watson
and bring him back to her. Some
time later she was seen dancing
with "Flaxle" Lewallen at Eaton's.
BUT her blond blue-eyed Lieu-
tenant seems to be Dot's main
attraction at the present. Jo Spain
is all a flutter. Her one and only
Klwood HcClish Is on his way
home from Florida. Irene Hanson
mid Athene Lewis ure other Dan-
iel Baker dames who have been
constantly courting lieutenants.
Well! we hear that Bllnn Mc-
Clelland and La Nell Antohuy are
going to the colored U. S. O. to
view the jitter bugs there. Would-
n't you like to huve seen Dot Boss
and Irene Hanson wading with
their dates in Hot Wells Thursday
night? George Grey bus tuken up
with Percy Jean Howard where
Editor Pope left off. There was u
spring frolic und picnic Thursday
afternoon in which Buth Thoma-
sou was involed AND Buth Is
on a liquid diet sinco she had her
"Chip" Low und his brother
Lamoin Wright demonstrating
their powers before the apprecia-
tive eyes of June Schneider and
Mnurlne Gaines. Gule Collier en-
tertaining John Franklin Knight!
Pat Akey und Lucille Kuieff seem
to like mlulutuie golf. Anyway
they indulge in that activity
What Are You Doing?
Many ol the students in Daniel Baker arc puzzled as to just
what they can do lo help this country win the war. We have
been told lo keep up our schoolwork and various other activities.
We have been told to buy defense stamps. Our parents have
been told to buy defense bonds. All this is very good and needed
advice. Still we all feel that we must help in some other way.
Some of the students do not have the full conception of how
we are going to have lo sacrifice the things we desire. Some have
no conception of tonseivatiou. I have just recently seen a bunch
of young boys riding recklessly in a new car skidding and burning
the tires and endangering the other motorists on the road. Such
action might be termed "childish." So it is. Are you guilty ol
an offense like this? I have also seen girls and boys who use
National Defense efforts as their material for joke-making. Friv-
ilous though it is many students in Daniel Baker are classed with
All the "little things" in National Defense count. The enter-
taining of soldieis the buying of defense stamps and bonds walk-
ing instead of riding eic.-all have their important place in our
Arc you among those gioups who razz about our war effort
and thereby hinder it? Are you among those groups who do not
accept the proposition that we shall have to save all scrap metal
for war. production; that we shall have to relinquish many of our
luxuries and surrender ourselves to the least amount we can live
on? You may not even be aware of it. You may not even think
you are harming your own country. What about it? What are
you doing to help win this war?
enough. And on the way home they
have so much fun.
But now Is the time when the
editor goes nuts the printer sends
out his shot-gun squad and we
must cither turn in this copy or
tukc the wages of a short but sin-
ful life. Anyway peoples until
next week here's for more and
better things and wo don't mean
young American citizens.
RIM1MBM PIARL HARBOR
(By Associated Collegiate Press)
Almost half the high school
students In the United States favor
an accelerated college program
that will enable them to complete
their educations more quickly as
called for by the present emer-
gency. This was revealed today when
results of a survey conducted by
Northwestern university among
9354 high school students through-
out the country were announced.
Forty-eight per cent of the stu-
dents queried said they preferred
one of three types of accelerated
programs to the traditional four-
year course with annual summer
vacations. Percentages ranged
from 3.' per cent on Chicago's
North Shore to 64 per cent in the
Fifty per cent of the men and
45 per cent of the girls favored
acceleration but Indications were
that many men voted against
speed-ups because they must work
during summer vacations.
Most popular of three suggested
faster programs was one calling
for three regular years and two
summer quarters averaging 16 or
IT hours with graduation coming
In June of the third year. This
was selected by 20.6 per cent of
. those voting or 43.5 per cent of
those favoring acceleration.
Second choice among speed-up
progrums was one calling for three
regular years and three summer
quarters averaging 15 hours each
with graduation in August of the
third year. This was chosen by
17.3 per cent of those voting or
30.2 per cent of those favoring
Only 9.6 per cent of the total
favored the third suggestion In-
volving two and one-half years and
two summer quarters averaging
IS hours each and with gradua-
tion coming In March of the third
This demand for both normal
and accelerated education Indi-
cates the survey report points out
that colleges and universities must
be prepared to maintain flexible
educational programs during the
RtMIMSBR PKARb HARBOR
Co-ods of the Macalester college
Typerlon society have turned
"shoe shine girls" In a drlvo for
funds to buy gifts for Macalester
men In the armed forces. (ACP).
JOBS . . .
WASHINGTON (ACP) Secretary of War Stlmson has announced
that 100000 men nnd women will bo trained far civilian wnr Jobs In-
spectors at Government factories depots and arsenals; production work-
ers etc. In Government nnd State-owned schools. Students will be
paid 900 to $1440 n year while In training. (Men trained must be "out-
side" Selective Service requirements).
Civil Service here In Washington virtually assures stenographers
a Job with one week of filing an application. Within the next few weeks
Civil Service must furnish 1000 HtenogrnpherB to Washington war
Typing und shorthand skills arc an excellent entering wedge if you
are Interested In working for Uncle Sam nnd can't discover any va-
cancies In your field. Your rhunces of transferring to the kind of work
for which you arc especially trained are termed "very good" If the
specialty you arc seeking ties In with the war effort.
WAR . . .
More than 5 per cent of the nation's 20-year-olds who registered in
the Inst draft ure college students some 1.10700 of them. They were
assigned order numbers March 17 and prospects of an early military
career are very real for most of them.
The War Department says that beginning June 1 quotas will prob-
ably call for men In both the first (21-:ir.) ugc group and the second age
group (20-year-olds nnd :iii-l.". year olds).
Local boards have been Instructed to mail questionnaires to regis-
trants In the second age group In "sufficient numbers to Insure tilling
of the June cull entirely fro mthls ugc group if necessary."
According to an OCD survey of 100 college newspapers more thin
half are sending the school paper free of charge to former students
now In military service.
The University of Hawaii was Included in the survey but a letter
from Frederick Tom president of the Hawaiian A. S. U explained that
the student newspaper couldn't answer the questionnaire because pub-
lication stopped Dec. 7. Enrollment tins dropped 65 per cent; almost
the entire staff of the paper Ka Leo O Hawaii has left school.
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The Collegian (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 19, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 18, 1942, newspaper, April 18, 1942; Brownwood, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth100295/m1/2/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Howard Payne University Library.