Yellow Jacket (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 10, Ed. 1, Thursday, November 23, 1939 Page: 2 of 4
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Yellow Jacket Editorial Page
Thursday November 23 1939
"Let us unite in most huinblv offering our prayers and
supplications to the Great Ruler of nations and beseech
Him to render our national government a blessing to all
people by constantly being a government of wise just
and constitutional laws. from George Washington's first
Today begins a week of Thanksgiving. Because the Presi-
dent proclaimed an earlier Thanksgiving and because the Gov-
ernor favored the traditional date. Texans have the fine op-
portunity of spending botli dates and the week between. The
national observance should of course begin on the one day
and continue through the
other. We citizens-to-be
of the United States
should be thankful for
that in itself. We should
Does It Mean What
It Should To You
be particularly thankful this year not only because most of
us have the required necessities of life but because in a
world of turmoil and uncertainty we do dwell in a land of
peace and security. For a nation with so much for which to
be thankful a week of thanksgiving is certainly not too much
in fact even a week is not sufficient.
The President has said: "As a nation we are deeply
grateful that in a world of turmoil we are at peace with all
countries and we especially rejoice in the strengthened bonds
of our friendship with other peoples of the western hemis-
phere." All of us say with him in humble and reverent gratitude
that the opportunity is ours to say it: "Let us give thanks to
the Ruler of the universe for the strength which He has and
for the hope that lives within us of the coining day when peace
and the productive activities of peace shall reign on every
In such a land as our and for such blessings and oppor-
tunities as it affords for the happiness and enrichment and
security of its people not just a day or a week of thanksgiv-
ing is sufficient but only perpetual thanksgiving in our
hearts is appropriate and adequate. Let our prayer always
be "God bless America" and let us .show our grateful acknowl-
edgement and thank God for America.
We too often forget the simple and reverent way in which
our Pilgrim descendants of 1021 spent their Thanksgiving
one of real manifestation of thanksgiving to the Master. They
were thankful to the Lord for I lis providence that had
strengthened their hand and had made fertile their fields
and had stayed the arrows of the enemy so they could gather
their harvest of food and make provision for their shelter.
If we be thinkful for a moment wc will be finding our-
selves thankfully praising the Lord. "One generation shall
laud the works of another and shall declare Thy mighty acts ;
they shall utter the memory of Thy great goodness and shall
sing of righteousness." If there be any virtue if there be any
knowledge think on these things.
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tory of the college. The merchants who advertise in the Yel-
low Jacket are representative of the most progressive merch-
ants in Brownwood and they realize that Howard Payne col-
lege it student body and faculty are definite financial assets
to their businesses as well as to Brownwood and the surround-
ing territory. These merchants handle any and all commodi-
ties that the average student or faculty member wishes to
purchase; their prices are reasonable and the quality of
merchandise is good; but most important of all THEY
ARE BEHIND US AND HOWARD PAYNE.
Let us not ignore the fact that we owe a debt of respect
to each of these men who advertise in the Yellow Jacket. We
have spent money and spent it generously too (it might be
added) with firms who laugh in our faces when we approach
them concerning advertising in our paper. When these men
have such confidence in us let's do our part and profess in-
terest in those who advertise with us We hope that you
as an individual will direct your expenditures toward our
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Managing Editor Associate Editor
Sports Editor Blackie Sheiuiod
Social Editor Evelyn Henderson
Feature Editor Edna McMasteu
Religious Editor Eugene Ece
Radio Editor Joe Fielder
Music Editor - - .Bill Davis
REPORTORIAL 8TAFF Joyce Wheeler Jean Stephens Rex McDonald
Laura Scudder Frances Levisay Llllle B. Landua R. M. Frachlseur
James Davis and Jack Hext.
Assistants Richard Gaines Winston Watkins
Circulation Harold Lockwood Harold Austin
firms who cooperate with us and when you make a purchase
bo sure you get it from one of these firms. Whether you
want a shine haircut clothes tailoring etc. you can find
advertisements of merchants who are ready willing and able
to give you courteous efficient service. Show them that you
appreciate their patronage and are aware of their efforts to
make your four years in Howard Payne college a more inter-
esting and enjoyable one than it would be if we didn't have
the YELLOW JACKET.-AViliis Denman Bus. Mgr.
Candid Campus Cracks
Ever since n cor tain June 10 the nuptial designs of one Coy Evans
have been somewhat In doubt but now young Evans comes foith with
a barefaced statement that matrimony Is a sure thing. Aa to wheie
or when the hitch comes the last of the Evans clnn just says some-
whet e and sometime while Doris Stevens the "bride-to-be-or-was"
Just smiles . . . and who knows?
. maybe It's alieady been.
Speaking of "love-honor-and-obey"
rites a few port side mitts
ae flashing sparklers these days
where only a few days before that
ceitain finger was naked and un-
ashamed ... It seems that Joe
Cleveland the tot rifle tailor who
slings a wicked iron has slipped
a hunk of ice on the finger that
only takes yes for an answer of
Margarlte Slaughter . . . And
Chat lie Kaye Simmons shakes
hands with the left hand so as to
call attention to the slug of glori-
fied carbon that Curtis Sivells is
now making payments on . . . Isn't
The dorm door burst open and
in barged "Poochle" Stinson with
a bag In each hand and one under
each eye . . . and all because of
a hllailous week-end . . . and
"Poochle" says that it was the
be.st time she had had in a long
long time . . . and "Poochle" also
had sore feet.
A long lanky blonde with a rosy
complexion sauntered wobbily into
ati Abilene cafe and ordered u
hamburger sans onions plus a cup
of coffee. Presently the waitress
returned with an onion bedecked
burger and a glass of milk. The
Green boy vociferously voiced a
vicious opinion of the service at
the joint to his i mining mate who
was contentedly munching a sand-
wich and stated that he intended
to tell that waitress a thing or
six. So with a bull-like bellow he
gave foith with a "Hey nurse -c'meie."
The petite dispenser of
culinary wares cantered up to the
enraged customer. Trembling with
rage he rose lather unsteadily to
his feet looked Into the Intimi-
dated eyes of the coy cafe cutey
and murmured "Gosh you're pret-
ty." . . . That's a telling them a
thing or five Harry.
A tense two-dollar taxi trip a
quibbling over tickets many mo-
ments of anxiety all just to keep
a date with Mary Evelyn Jones of
appendectomy fame. Moral nev-
er trust a watch.
Then on the special we noticed
-Betty Arvln with three different
dates . . . Jack Hext and Polly
Joyner Louise Lightfoot and
Fox's betrothed Indulging in a
knitting bee while Clifford Oder
and Fox beamed. Incidentally the
color was blue and what does that
suggest . . "Rosy" Thompson
and Joedey Garrison . . . James
Davis and Virginia Ruth Rudd
while Roach was shelved with a
sprained ankle so aptly adminis-
tered by Ruby Lee Peters who
bodaciously bowled him over . . .
Also Madge Bennet failed to
squelch a rumor that her skirt
was damp . . Doug Jones pluck-
ing light bulbs . . . Slimes Austin
and Weir peddling stuff . . . Slime
Lockwood continually pranking
. Then Joy Sanderson got an
invitation to dine at "Charley's"
by Bumpkins and Moser the
"Thiee B's" . . . Dorothy Burk
and Geneva English not giving
anybody any particular trouble
. . . John Bowman also made the
trip . . . Bob Cleveland was with
Leota Kennedy and once he sat
down but the seat wasn't there
. and so on into the night.
Comes word that the Palmer-
Tune affali has had a final cul-
mination and now Gary is groping
about trying to make up her mind
between Chailes Day and Elo Gar-
rison. Things I learned all in one after-
noon Jean Miller was hungry . . .
Claudia Sontag and Coy Walden
don't let conspicuous spots and
broad open daylight slow them
down any . . . Frances Levisay
has a heait of gold . . Laura
Scudder had another apple . . .
Cyclone Jones almost sent Vlvan
Patterson some floweis . . . Jean
Stephens was worried.
"Dopey" ('rene to you) Marsh
who was showing the picture of
her sister n Simmons beauty
around stated that she was so
clean and pure that she wouldn't
make this dirt column . . . Bcbc
Howard and Gorglne Clark also
went on a "weenie" roast . . .
Albeit Ciow tiudged wearily in
with a "slacks-clad" skiit fiom the
'Twas the hours befoie the ball
And all through the train
Not a creature was stirring
The silence was pain.
'Twas the quietest special
That I ever saw
Behaviour was perfect
With nary a flaw
And I'm still thlnkln"
That studes of Howard Payne
Are genuine flops
At the art of raising Cain.
FOR SALE- Two hogs bi ought
back from Abilene. Will be In-
tel ested In any Cash ptoposltlon.
We had an excellent expeiience
last Saturday. I have never seen
a rowdier or mote hilarious spe-
cial in all my days. Everyone was
tingling with excitement gny
clothes and excitement to match.
We took Abilene by storm and
painted the town a lucious pink.
I hear that they tolled up the
sidewalks as soon as we left. Ev-
eryone drowned their sorrows over
the outcome of the game w.il. a
couple of red sodas and chased
them with a hershey. It was- leally
a tight shoe day.
Now we are dit yutlng c.ir atten-
tion to the ganv with Southwest-
ern university of Georgetown. I
think I will go in order to hear
what a good swing band sounds
like and hear the Pirates jell. It
should be u new and novel expei-
ience making the trip and an edu-
cation in itself.
Our defeat at ACC was the first
at the hands of the Wildcats since
''20 and that means we're on the
skids. In fact no one can recall
when HPC has ever lost three
games In a row as It has just done.
A thangn has come over the
school. I can remember pep ral-
lies when old exes peoplu who
made and p.cbctAcd traditions
would speak to ctying listeners
when yell lcadeis worked with
emotions of a student association
as though it were clay moulding
It into a determined purposeful
group of victory-hungry students.
As a result HPC students were
well-fed. If things went wtong
and they were defeated it only
made the next contest more im-
portant. And I mean It didn't
happen again the next week.
Freshmen had to earn the privi-
lege of becoming HPC uppers and
in return appt eclated their status
all the more. They shouldered their
part of the responsibility of car-
rying on for HPC.
Unless there is a change in the
student association it looks as if
I might graduate from a school
that had something something
valuable yet Intangible and left
the lid off allowing It to escape.
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By EUGENE EQE
"The horse is prepared against
the day of battle: but safety Is
of the Lord." Proverbs 21:31.
In these days of world turmoil
and strife when nations on every
hand arc either waning or prepar-
ing to enter war we hear much
on the subject of preparedness. It
Is tn Ken for gi anted by most of us
thnt preparedness is a necessity.
Huge sums of money ate being
spent to bring our nation up to
an armed strength that should
make her well nigh invincible. Men
are preparing themselves for any
eventuality that may occur but it
would seem that mo.t of this pre-
paration Is In the material and
physical sense only.
We need to prepare ourselves
more fully in the moral sense in
the hearts and lives of the people
that go to make up our nation
and more especially In the hcatts
of those young people who are
even now preparing themselves for
a life of service in the schools of
the United States. Are our teach-
eis Instilling Into their lives the
things the Ideals for which this
nation as a democracy has always
stood? Or arc they teaching them
a contempt for the great men
in the history of this last strong-
hold of those who died for a pur-
pose they knew to be right? Some
will say that this is not the pur-
pose of the teacher but to you
In this college who ate prepatlng
yourselves to teach a challenge Is
given. Prepare yourselves as best
you can to teach not only those
academic theories you are hired to
teach but to teach ideals of cour-
age honesty truth democracy
character and all the other things
that go to make life the full and
rich experience It is in this coun-
try of ouis. And let us not forget
that God should be uphold first in
all of our living.
The man of old who wrote Into
the book of Proverbs the words
quoted at the beginning of this col-
umn knew tin- way to safety not
only for a nation preparing
against attack from other nations
but for the individual going out to
face the constant warfare of
everyday life. We can prepaie
the nation physically for war but
if God is left out and He has been
to a large extent so far there is
no safety We can prepare a
youth mentally and physically for
tlie battle of life. But unless we
lead him in the way of the Lord he
will not be safe from the tempta-
tions that ensnaie men. We in
this college believe that true re-
ligion means tiue democracy let
us thetetore ;o out and instill that
Ideal to the best of our ability in
the heaits of all those with whom
we come in contact.
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Thoughts While Thinking
What has happened to that "good old Howaid Payne spirit"
and we do mean spirit? What has happened to that "good
old Howard Payne line?" What has happened to element
which "gave its all" for Howard Payne'.' What has happened
to age-old traditions born roared and now dying within these
walls? What has happened to the "eleven brothers?" What
has happened lo pep rallies? What has happened to fresh-
men sophomores juniors and seniors? More important what
'will" happen to future student associations deriving their
"invironment" from such "deadheads?" Ironical? we don't
High Above Ole Bayou's Water that is the first strain
of "our" Alma Mater. Have yon ever felt a tingling sensa-
tion up and down your spine when it was played? To us it is
one of the most beautiful songs we ever have heard. We have
heard it since we were a mere lad. Wo hate to see the day
when we leave the portals of this institution and leave behind
the many memories that the Alma Mator will recall to us.
No matter where we are or what we are doing we as students
should stand upright and sing tin song of the school we all
love so well. It is a song as tradition goes that is sacred to
me and to every student who ever attended Howard Payne.
A student or faculty member who really has the Howard
Payne spirit can hardly sing this song because of the great
feeling of love and loyalty that is accompanied by a tingling
of chills running up and down the spine. Utmost joy it re-
veals in victory and yet in defeat a feeling of sorrow yet
knowing that each Jacket did his best and went down fighting.
For Howard Payne My All expresses the full meaning of
the song: We will give our wholehearted and unselfish sup-
port to the things that Howard Payne represents and when
we are sent as representatives of Howard Payne in any ac-
tivity we will exert every effort to proudly carry the colors
of the Blue and Gold to greater heights.
That Good Ole Howard Payne Line This song is the fight
song of the Blue and Gold. Oh how many times that old song
has rung in our ears and instilled a spirit of "for Howard
Payne my all" within us just as it does within those Jackets
who are on the field fighting.
These songs will have the same effect on all of you fresh-
men too if you will really got that "good old Howard Payne
spirit." You will realize its effects readily and when you
get that deep feeling of loyalty for Howard Payne and you
do your part in helping those Jackets. When defeat hurts
you at the bottom of your heart as it has those two great men
and likeable coaches as well as those boys who represent us
on the gridiron you will have that spirit that we must at-
tain during the next two weeks. If you get it you will get
the greatest thing which Howard Payne has to offer and you
get something that will remain with you forever.
The athletes show their loyalty on the gridiron. We show
ours by backing them and Howard Payne. Many times we
have witnessed games in which the Jackets played their
hearts out to keep their opponents from crossing their goal
line but that Howard Payne Line has helped them and spurred
them on to many glorious victories. Very few times have the
Jackets failed to come through victorious because they were
fighting and playing clean sportsmanlike and cooperative ball.
We have two games; remaining. This week we focus our
attention upopn Georgetown where the Keatonmen will match
skill against Southwestern's strong Pirates; the following
week the Howard Payne aggregation will continue rivalry as
old as the schools when it meets with the Hardin-Simmons
Cowboys at Abilene. Stay with those Jackets for two more
weeks and if you really "give them your all' they will turn
out their be.st performances of the year their next two per-
formances will be worthy of praise whether they win or lose.
"Victory over Southwestern and Hardin-Simmons is our goal
-Remember to do your part."
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College Sunday School Department Social
Monday Evening November 27
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