Leopard Tales (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 24, 1968 Page: 2 of 4
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October 24, 1968
Published monthly by the students of Temple Junior College
LEOPARD TALES STAFF
Editor ......................................................................Carol Urubek
Sponsor......................................-.....................Mr. Joe L. Norton
Seven New Instructors
Assume Campus Duties
‘A Bit Of Old England’
Livens Campus Life
Seven instructors were added to
the faculty of TJC at the begin-
ning of the fall term this year.
These instructors are Dr. Ger-
trude Mitchell, Mrs. Nilwon Whit-
tington, Mr. Charles Taylor, Miss
Shirley Cowan, Mr. William Ma-
tush, Mr. Billy Hermon and Mrs.
Dr. Gertrude Mitchell
Before coming to Temple Junior
College, Dr. Gertrude Mitchell had
teaching experience at Florida
State University, Mary Hardin-
Baylor, and her most recent at the
University of North Carolina, all
in the field of chemistry.
Dr. Mitchell obtained, in chem-
istry, an AB from Furman College
in South Carolina, a BS from
George Peabody College for Teach-
ers in Nashville, an MA from ■
Columbia University and a PhD
from Duke University.
The New York Academy of
Science has recognized Dr. Mitchell:
as a lifetime member. She is a j
member of the American Chemical
Society and has had numerous pub-
lications in Chemical Journal.
Dr. Mitchell thinks highly of TJC
and states “that glass windows and
nice laboratories are of extreme
advantage.” Off campus gardening
and- flower raising hold her inter-
Mrs. Nilwon Whittington
Coming from Mary Hardin-Bay-
lor College, Mrs. Nilwon Whitting-
ton has a BA from North Texas
State University in Denton and a
MA from Baylor University in
speech and oral communication.
At Temple Junior College, Mrs.
Whittington teaches speech. In ref-
erence to the speech department
here Mrs. Whittington said, “I
think this department has some of
the greatest talent in the area of
speech of any school in the State
When not devoting her time to
the speech department, Mrs. Whit-
tington has a weekly column in
Texas State Newspaper. She is a
free lance writer, having been pub-
lished nationally in “Jack and Jill”
and “Highlights for Children.” She
is president of the Civic Theater
and has directed the Scott and
White student nurses in a play.
Mrs. Whittington has living proof
that she is a good speech teacher
as she has taught her parakeet to
say SOCK IT TO ME.
Mr. Charles Taylor
Mr. Charles Taylor attended the
University of Texas at Austin,
graduating with a BFA and MFA
degree in drama.
His previous teaching experien-
ces include Lon Morris Junior Col-
lege in Jacksonville and South-
western University in Georgetown.
Mr. Taylor is now teaching radio
and television broadcasting and in-
troduction to the theater.
When not teaching, Mr. Taylor
is director of the Civic Theater and
a free lance writer. “The Trum-
pet” and “Mimsey were the Boro-
joves” are his two major publica-
Miss Shirley Cowan
Speech, business math, begin-
ning and advanced typing, and in-
troduction to business are all under
the direction of Miss Shirley Cow-
an. She attended Mary Hardin-
Baylor College in Belton, graduat-
ing with a BS in business and a
minor in journalism.
Living in Temple for six years,
Miss Cowan taught typing, book-
keeping and shorthand at Academy
High School for three years before
becoming a member of the TJC
Miss Cowan also teaches a Sun-
day School class for the mentally
retarded at the First Methodist
Church in Temple. Reading and
baking pies are also a part of her
Mr. William Matush
Mr. Matush, a long resident of
Temple, attended Temple High
School and Temple Junior College.
He furthered his education at Tex-
as A&M, graduating with a BS
degree in science.
The Arnold Student Union Build-
ing and the Student Activity Cal-
endar are under .his direction. Mr.
Matush was in private business
before returning to Temple Junior
College as a faculty member. He
is an active member of the Temple
Chamber of Commerce and the
Mr. Bill Hermon
Mr. Bill Hermon attended South-
west Texas State College, obtain-
1 ing a BS degree in Mid-Manage-
ment. Before coming to Temple
! Junior College, Mr. Hermon taught
i Distributive Education at Seguin
High School and at Dickinson High
When Mr. Hermon is not in-
volved in the college’s new mid-
management program, he spends
his time raising calves and hunt-
Mrs. Amelia Turner
Mrs. Amelia Turner, living in
Temple her entire life, attended
Temple Junior College and obtain-
ed a BS degree from Mary Hardin-
Baylor in business. She is teaching
both day and night classes in data
After hours Mrs. Turner turns to
tennis for relaxation.
Bookstore to Sell
Plans to sell art supplies, gift
cards, paperback books, and the
college ring at the newly opened
bookstore are being made, Mr. Wil-
liam Matush, director of the Stu-
dent Union Building, said.
Mr. Matush also said that next
semester the store will buy used
books from students if the books
are not discontinued.
At present, the bookstore sells
new books, school supplies, and a
special line of TJC clothing.
The bookstore is open from 7:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through
Did You Know?
From 1960 to 1970 there will
be a 50 per cent increase in college
and university enrollments ......
One junior college opens every
two weeks ......
The cost of going to college will
rise by one-third in the next 10
National college and university
student population now totals 7
By CAROL URUBEK
Leopard Tales Editor
A bit of “jolly old England” has
been added to campus this year
with the enrollment of Tony Bish-
op, a native of Birmingham, Eng-
Tony’s story started two and a
half years ago when he decided to
go to Austrilia. He traveled over-
land through Europe to Turkey.
There he was bitten by a snake
and because of poor financial and
“Which Way TJC,” a series of
ten programs about the college’s
story, is being presented on radio
station KYLE-FM at 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Harold Whittington, public
relations man, conducts interviews
Mrs. Margaret Montgomery,
president of the Texas Junior Col-
lege Teachers Association, was
honored at a reception September
26 given by the faculty of Temple
Junior College. The reception was
held in the parlor of the Arnold
Dr. Hubert Dawson, president of
TJC and past-president of the jun-
ior college organization was Mrs.
Montgomery’s official host.
Mrs. Ann Frazier, business in-
structor at TJC, serves as treasu-
rer of the TJCTA, and last year
Mr. Bryant Berry and Gracie Wat-
son were named outstanding teach-
ers of the year by the group.
physical conditions, he returned to
He arrived in France where he
worked for eight months at var-
ious jobs from picking grapes to
In May, 1967, he started out
again. This time he traveled
through North Africa on a camel.
He arrived in Egypt as the Middle
East War was breaking out, and
he was forced to return to his na-
with administrators and instruc-
tors about college programs and
the college’s role in the commun-
Those in the interviews are Pres-
ident Hubert Dawson, Vice-Presi-
dent Johnny Payne, Dean H. C.
Farrell, Mr. Bryant Berry, co-
ordinator of the work-study pro-
gram; Mr. Douglas Ferrill, direc-
tor of night school; Mrs. Elizabeth
Silverthome, chairman of the fine
arts program; and Mr. Stanley
Churchill and Mr. Bill Hermon of
the vocational program.
The program, sponsored by Tem-
ple National Bank, began October
23 with the convocation by the
Mr. Charles Taylor, drama in-
structor, introduces the programs.
Some say that “third time’s a
charm,” and on his third try Tony
reached Australia via airplane.
Tony began working as swim-
ming instructor on a tropical island
off the coast of Australia. Appar-
ently he held no grudges against
snakes, for he kept an eleven-
foot python as a pet.
In June, 1968, Tony took a boat
to Panama. From there he hiked
and hitch-hiked through Central
America. He arrived in San An-
tonio five weeks later, and then
he toured West Texas and Central
Originally Tony had planned to
attend the University of Texas at
Austin. However, entrance exams
presented a problem for the young
Englishman, and he eventually
I found himself at TJC where he
Dr. H. C. Farrell, dean, has help-
ed Tony find a place to live and a
job at a grocery store. Dr. Farrell
said that Tony is very popular
with other students because of his
engaging personality and because
of his English background.
When asked about his impres-
sions of the United States, Tony
said that there were many dif-
ferences. He especially noticed the
different foods and eating habits
and a difference in many word
To aid students interested in
business or those who need work, a
mid-management program under
the direction of Mr. Bill Hermon
has been initiated at Temple Junior
College this fall.
Students in the program take
their regular courses and a course
in mid-management where they
learn theories of business and
management. They work in the
afternoon at a business or firm
that has management opportuni-
In addition to receiving a regu-
lar salary, the students are rated
or graded on their work and they
receive three credit hours,
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Dean H. C. Farrell introduces Tony Bishop, English student, to
Sally Schwartz (front row left to right),and Marcia Cottle (standing).
Psychedelic Plastic Posies Bloom
! Throughout Campus Parking Lots
“Spring is bustin’ out all over”—on the Temple Junior College
| parking lot, at least.
i Even though autumn is truly upon us, those “psychedelic” plastic
posies budding from hubcaps, doors, windows, and hoods of cars all
over campus recognize no season. They can be seen blooming perkily
through the rain and chill on every means of transportation from a
bus to a “U.S. MALE” cart.
Some students may view these synthetic blooms as evidence of
“flower-children” on campus. One freshman has a much more logical
line of reasoning: “They give me agreat excuse for still having spring
fever in the middle of October!”
Radio Station Presents Programs
Interviewing Campus Personalities
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