Yellow Jacket (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 24, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 11, 1940 Page: 2 of 4
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Thursday April 11 1940
Yellow Jacket Editorial Page
Of! the Level Kandid Campus Cracks Thoughts While Thinking
Vh:t kind of student will ymi vote for when election tinu'
rolls around V Will you vote for Turn because of his popular-
ity will you vote for Dick became he is the boy friend of
your roommate or will you vote for Harry ln-causi- he Is the
most qualified for the office. There is only a limited amount
ol student oil ices lo e
filled by student- qualified
for the office who will be
vour best possible leaders
during next year which in
Select Officers on
itself will be one of the greatest years in the history of How-
ard Payne collet the only coeducation Baptist college in the
state of Texas.
Next year the Brownwood Baptist institution will cele-
brate its Golden Anniversary upon completion of fifty years
of educational and religious service to Central West Texas
and the great Southwest. Capable efficient and interested
leaders not figureheads popularity or good looks will be
needed to make the year that which it should be.
Klections are not far away. Student officers publication
heads a yell leader and other important posts will be filled.
Be one to make your nominations and selections on qualifica-
tions not personalities.
German Invasion of
Denmark Is Blow to
World of Democracy
It is near Monday mid-
night and for the past two
hours intermittent news
flashes have announced
particular.- of Ileil Hitler'.-
What effect doe thw have
"ranee and England. Kurope's
German invasion of Denmark
on America and all the world?
democratic allies by this time must realize Germany s inten-
tion and desire to rule Europe. Whatever these two countries
do in the way of war-time maneuvers must be more than they
have been doing waiting.
Germany must be stopped at all costs. Germain mu-t In-
stopped. Propaganda V call it what you may but Germany
must be stopped before her forces become m powerful as to
totter or overpower remaining democracy. A Germany with
its added possessions. Red Russia. Japan and undeclared Italy
could cause chaos destruction and upheawd of this world
should they choose to band together.
Aggressive nations power-minded and dictator-crazed
must be once and for all defeated and disarmed for the safety
and perpetration of democracy uvea in its limited form of
today. No matter who does it and how. it must be done immediately.
How Far Removed Are
We From Judicial
Tyranny in U. S.?
For expre-Mim their
opinion about the way some
criminal cases had been
handled by the courts the
chief editorial writer and
cartoonist of the St. Louis Pot-Di-patch haw been held in
contempt of court. A circuit court judge in St. I.ouis lined
the publishing company $2000. sentenced the editorial writer
to 20 days in jail and a fine of $200 and the cartoonist to 10
days in jail and $100.
All of which will revive the ancient argumeiil owr free-
dom of the press.
Apparently a court is the sole judge of whether or not
it has been treated in a contemptuous manner. In such ca.-e.-it
is the judge the jury and lord high executioner. Other
bodies may hold similar power congress indubitably does
but in no other case so far as we know can a single individual
send a man to prison for exercising what he believes to be
his right to speak or publish his mind. The courts have
rather broad discretionary powers in determining contempt
and are extremely jealous in exercising them.
Courts of course should be above reproach: but should
they be above criticism? It is true that new.-papers use
extreme care in discussing matters involving the court not
because they believe courts are infallible but because they
have little relish for jails and fines. This being so can it
truly be said that the right of freedom of speech and of press
is firmly established in this country? Isn't it pretty exactly
circumscribed by judicial interpretation? And if this be true
just how far removed are we from judicial tyranny ? Abilene
Afler sonic of the things and stuff thnt came out In the frosh
edition I've concluded tlmt maybe 1 haven't been keeping my eyes
open . . . because really t had missed most of tlmt . . . and some
of it was delicious bits of ntuft too . . . and Isn't it funny the things
that go on rlj;ht undet your very nose . . . and you don't even get
But some of the things that I have heard and seen are that Mary
F.hstnbclh I'itls and Tommy Samuels might be getting mutually ac-
tions . . . Troy Nell Ucbusk and Henry Potts and Lollta Reynolds and
Fred llicse make sonic quartette "
. . . ami .Maty .nine uecves re-
(Ulics two at a tinu- to collit her
.such as Joel Hurt and liattlett
Lamb . . . Howard Muggins Is lost
strayed or stolen over the annex
v. ay I'm the pit-sent with Ruby
Lee I'cteis . . . Ruby Faye I licks
and Preacher Holmes ate cllitelit-
ly clicking . . . Oleta Whcelingtoti
keeps running around with a local
lc.y . . . Oeorglnc Clink ami Dor-
nthy May consistently cater to u
iini'plc ol coloifiil ducks natives
nf this fair city . . . Oleta Stroth-
c r and Oliver Riley ate well-
innlched . . . Doiothy Dell Mooie
and llow.-ml Shot-make an- en-
gaged although the spaiklel hasn't
shown up yet ....). C. Danelly
anil Hilly Patlllo eoint out in
town . . . and that when a man
knows a woman like a book he
generally puts her on the shelf.
Speaking of shelves It seems
that the pseudo-romance between
Ohailes Day and Gary Palmer is
on niie having reictitly assumed
' iik! aspects. So it remains that
I'liarles is open I'or bids and we
heal tlly it-commend him. girls . . .
I hope that makes us even.
On behalf of the Barn Rusty
Smith self-styled wooing aitiste
if th) balmy bunch of luazen
In litis that inhabit that gloiificd
stable wishes to Issue the follow-
ing i hallenge. quote: "1 am heie-
by commissioned by the associat-
ed athletes of the Barn to chal-
l ngc a worthy repiesenlative of
the niiiiisUrial group to a courting
due! to be held on the banks of
the bayou with or without blank-
its" A i iMiililittee fioin each
group will select the female who
v. ill judge the contest and award
i In- winner appiopi lately accoid-
mg to "Smoochet" Smith. He also
stated that Round Mountain had
first been selected as a possible
f.eld but he thought that the
inaiheis would have the advant-;-.-
of playing on their own
giniiml.-. so the bayou banks will
be the scene of the heated en-
Then Geii2va English got a good
view of the eclipse Sunday be-
i . .-.! .-he was walking on clouds
I.. .'tin the astounding astrono-
iiinal il'splay with st.ns in her
i -. . s In ("ill.si- I'.osc.ie. the knight
in shining armor fioin llenilcison.
had made his annual pilgrimage
to lii-r. Howi-vei his depaitiile
v.a.s like a tieaclleioiis air pmket.
because it plunged her dizi'.ily
1 . k to eaitli.
Then there was Dorothy Jean
'-'nine.- and .1. T. Spangles and
.lean Stephens and Holler just
v ilking around in the lain ( ? i
. . al-o Jean turns up with
"Dandy" Dan Lettiwits sometimes
. . p.ov Davis has just got
thioiigh making the statement
tbat he is a vi-iy innocent young
fellow. I wonder if Ha by will
support this statement . . . Chili
cheoiisini is rapidly gaining wide-
spread fame after leceiving pub-
licity in the Coleman paper . . .
Si mny boy Sherrod was Industri-
ously loosing his wares on a nice
looking1 giil and lather success-
fully too. "I'was indeed a blow
to find out slit- was still in Jr.
Iliuh about his sliced though . . .
Pet- Wee Strickland intimated thai
sin- was in a int.
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- Eugene Foe
We got a lella up here that Is
a tall limber topper of some fame.
Although he had no competition
and his time was slow (it actually
took him eveiy bit of M.O seconds
to i tm 110 yauls with nothing in
his way but logs and sticks and
hedges i this dlt-st-1-powcred whistle-Willie
got his pictiue In the
paper which he modestly displays
on his back under his medal. He
had intended lo wear the cup that
was won at the it-lays on his
In ad but aw well you know
Pete modest and shy timid and
tow-headed. But the reason lit-
mus; it's a laugh to me every
time I think of it. This running
and jumping; sticks that's just
practice to him. When he ically
takes oil' is when Tie Is running
tliiough the woods. Personally I
don't care that much about a set
ol dishes. They rue too easily
I roken. Why just look at poor
"Wet-zee." Trying to find icl'uge
in a tree and now she's ctipplcd.
1 Hicks whose job It is to talk
out .f school was pulling Plat-kit-.-lierr"d's
leg about a little "set
to" the other night and said he
was going to inn it in his column.
With that "I'd like to set- you
inhale" lock on his coaldusty fea-
tures Sbeiioil calmly replied
That's mighty 'White of You'
tiom the yolk of the same egg."
Ami speaking of Shun oil you
know he's sharp as a butter knife
and just as slick. Little Timber
Detunan was talking about honor
and things like that and the man
witli the I'm hsia lips told him that
he ceitainly wasn't two-faced or
he wouldn't be wearing that one.
Hiotheily love! Well ills is spring
dee holds is on dee wing dat's
absoid dee Wilms is on dee bold.
That last was clipped.
The other day I saw a man rid-
ing in his Kthics. a lit and of auto-
mobile and he ran over Plate
Mickey Mouse's dog without a
reason a diled grape. He told
the iifflcei hi' was in a huiry as
he was expecting the Stoic bllil
that brings I he babies but the
olficer didn't like his I.ogis group
ef men who pav dues and told
him that he should get it by Pony
I'Xpress like I did these defini-
tions. Confucius say: In spring a
oung man's fancy lightly turns
to baseball and other foinis of
pitching. Woo! Woo!
Did you know that a bleed was
the cry of a sheep a dock was a
large edible bird Gargoyle is a
type of liquid to freshen the mouth
and kill "Halli." Prose are men
who play for money and honor
is what a woman wears like In
"A woman has moie honor than
Those of you who wonder why
the aviation students car jeiks
when it is shoved In gear will bo
glad to know that It Is not worn
out but is just eager to get away.
Your son. Her Shell.
The sheer freshness of a glorious
Waiting in a baiber shop
Star dust I liters as nightcngales
She has a technique that want
Beneath it all thete subtly lurks
And dost thous know that love
Life Is but a maze of queer quirks
IS'o I'm not that kind.
On Other Campi
On Mondnv. Auril 8 a poem written by Robert More Jr.
a Howard Payne college sophomore from Urownwood was
read by Hal II. Collins president ol" the Crazy Hotel in Min-
eral Wells over the Crazy Crystals radio program. Each day
Collins conducts a One Man's Opinion as part of his program.
The poem 1 Am an American follows:
I bow on my knees before no man
Nor take orders at a tyrant's command;
I live in a land of democracy
And not in the throes of autocracy !
I am tm American!
1 worship Cod as my choice may be
And truthful news is free to me
All radio programs it is my right to hear
And trial by jury I hold most dear!
I am an American!
I train for games and not for war
My home the bombs shall never mar.
I live not in terror nor fear for my life
Not in a land torn by dissension and strife!
I am tm American !
1 live in a land respected by all
Where beauty and truth shall never fall.
Love is the watchword and peace is the cry
Where the Stars and Stripes forever fly high !
I am an American.
like tills according to the South
A petunia is like a begonia.
A begonia is a sausage.
A sausage and battery is a crime.
Monkeys crime trees.
Tiecs a ciowd.
A roostei ctowils in the nioining.
And makes a noise.
A noise is between your eyes.
Ayes nit- the opposite of nays.
A hoi se nays
A little horse is a colt
And if you have a colt you have
The fellow who wins is I he one who can come right back
after every blow the man who can stand the punishment and
come up smiling every time the one who increases his de-
termination as the resistance to his purpose increases and
holds on to his invincible faith in himself and the ultimate
success of his efforts.
The power of win and even temperament which are exer-
cised under the most trying conditions often measure the
difference between success and failure. When you are fight-
ing the battles of life and business it is not alone the natural
opposition you are struggling with but SELF the one in-
dividual whom you must be able to compier and dictate to
at all times.
The clock of life is wound but once.
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop.
At late or early hour.
Now is the only time you own ;
Live love toil w ith a will ;
Place no faith in tomorrow for
The clock may then be still. Exchange.
Continuing the scatterbraining and jumping from one ex-
treme of thought to another we come surprisingly enough
to handwriting a few facts about the present-day lost art.
A convention of penmanship teachers and supervisors re-
cently at Atlantic City was told by one of its members that
poor handwriting costs American business $80000000 a year.
She cited the average sides slip as a good or bad example.
.Horace Greeley the speaker said was a great man but
he would have been greater had he been able to read his own
handwriting. The compositors who set Greeley's editorials
into type probably would have agreed that life would have
been much happier for them if the old master hadn't been
such a poor penman.
A good legible handwriting is something it is nice to
have but few people have it. The invention of the typewriter
destroyed many potential penmen. People used to say of a
man that he was plenty smart because he wrote such an
elegant hand. Intelligence of course has nothing to do with
it; it's purely a mechanical accomplishment. Edgar Allen
Poe's handwriting was small and perfect resembling a copper-plate
engraving while Horace Greeley's looked like the
work of a moron but each was a genius in his particular
line. One had the knack for it with the possible addition of
a bit of training and the other didn't. But both got their
ideas across just the same
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Seen In the various and sundry
April Fool editions:
Don't pay your Hills
Don't Buy Anything
Just Loaf Wit Us
And Dance Wit Us
Do Ueen Won't No It
As a substitute- for first year
math the faculty decided to em-
ploy Hedy Laniarr to give a
course on Imaginary Curves in a
Heal Domain. Thieshur.
Lady Gough of England wrote
a book on etlqut-t In 1803 In
which she states: "The perfect
hostess will sot- to it that the
works of malt- and female authors
n ro properly separated on her
bookshelves. Their proximity un-
less they happen to bo married
should lint ho tolerated." Battalion.
DR. W. DOUGLAS HUDGIN3
8 Challenging Days for Youth
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Monday April 15 Organized Class Night.
Tuesday April 1(5 College and Young Peoples Sunday
Wednesday April 17 All Church Night.
MORNING SERVICES - - 10:00 A. M.
EVENING SERVICES - - - 7 .'HO P. M.
DEPARTMENTAL PRAYER GROUPS 7:30 P. M.
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petunia and Blngle petunia goes
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