The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 9, 1919 Page: 1 of 4
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Volume 1, ■ Number 3.
JOHN TARLETON AGRICULTUAL COLLEGE, A BRANCH OF TEXAS' A. & M. COLLEGE Steph'enville, Texas, D6c. 9, 1919
BIG SUPPER ANI) RECEPTION
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Although Tarleton' proved her-
self superior to Grubbs in putting
out a winning football team, it
..will be a difficult task for her to
prove herself more graceful in re-
ceiving .defeat. Perhaps it was
' because of a.'whole, season of prac-
tice in this line that Grubbs took
the defeat so well on Thanksgiving
.■\t but it would be hard to make one
•; of our football players believe it.
Courtesy and friendliness take the
, :-.place of.-oxygen and nitrogen in
the composition of the atmosphere
about the College at Arlington.
> After the game was over and our
boys had dressed, they.were led to
the dining, hall where a table was
- set for them with turkey, dressing!
'.. cranberry sauce, pies, cakes,, and
everything that a football player
• could crave. This was one place
r where the Tarleton team lacked
tea,m \york. There was not a man
who.wished-for interference. "IJv-
■ ei*y man for.himself,"-.was the-mot-
. tb, ajid through-a broken field of
relishes each made a dash for sat-
isfaction. -It', was.' during -..this
feast, and a discission of the day's
game, that Coach".Hays suggested
. . . " that Claude-Kay be given ,a, letter
as a ';rewarcl for his-"-playing that.
met with, the hearty' ap-
. proyaT1- of '"everyone"' present, ' es-
pecially (Miss) Claude. -
- : .aqppor*;-a\ large box con-'
/.§$$! vv %Aa frtougtit
* &r d each fellow was given "a
inid:iiight-lunch" to take with him
on the train. Mr. Shaffer, a grad-
uate . of ,Tarl6tont. who is now a
. pharmacist at Arlington, opened a
, . ;box of,cigars aiid distributed .them
among the TatJ.eton men.
' A Grubbs boy then said he would
guide the Tarlfeton team to the re-
ception hail. "Lead on, fellow,
we're with yoii right or wrong, in
: jail or. _out,"-^Doe Lanning; Esq.
Ph. D. B. S. And the crowd fol-
lowed'him to the. hall, which was
decorated with the Grubbs colors,
! blue and white.' As this, is almost
the .same. as the Tarleton colors,
' boys , felt very much/at home. Ev-
erything the . Arlington- people
.could think of to make the visitors'
enjoy their stay in that city, was
; carried out fully. ' Our boys met a
number of the Grubbs boys arid
- girls!-.-'-.;.Among -them were Misses
Eva. and Viva,-Napier arid Mr-.. Eric
■ Napei;,'who ;were students at Tar-
- i«ton last year. The Misses H'ar-
- lis, who. are going to CentralHigh
- . at Fort Worth, and sisters of Lyle
Harris; were there also. They
were hearty rooters for Tarleton
_in the afternoon. .
Each Tarleton, boy was accom-
panied to the "station by a Grubbs
girl, all of whom wished them a
jolly" trip back to Tarleton. They
.promised us a whipping-next
Thanksgiving on bur own grid-
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Home Economics Building
REPORT FROM..-STATE - . '
WIN THIS PRIZE
; A bona fide offer, of a- prize of
. ¥5.00 will be given at the end; of
the school year to the student
writing the best short story. _ A
tile of the J-Tacs will be kept,.
ProfessorJS. A. Smith and Miss
Mahan will act as judges. If they
cannot agree a third . party se-
lected by. therii will be called in
to select, from the two chosen by
The third of" December was a
; noted day,. The side walks were
so slippery that not even an acro-
bat could keep from stepping back-
■\vards-i Two College Cadets for-
got their dignity and lost step on
. their way to/College. Also some
of the-professors left their skates
"at home and missed a lot of fun.
The Texas State Teachers' As-
sociation for' 1919 met. in Houston
this time,- and because of'the love
for the-profession: and not because
ox a. plentious purse did 670.0
teachers o$ Texas schools wend
their way to-this meeting.- It was
full of good things that delight
the eye and the ear of the. profes-
sional teacher. - Presidents Bizzell
'of A. & M. and Vinson of-Texas
University were'there and delight-
ed their ;hea-rers.with visions of-a
better day for. Texas teachers. Dr.
Snedden of Columbia University,
waa there and 'gave^a^ljesses on
purely pedagogical matters. Pres-
ident Lovett and Dr. Stockton Ax-
ton. of Rice. Institute" wfere -at their
best in a speaking way, and that is-
hard to beat. The meeting had its
■Jjunjjy aide as y.jell as its more dig-
iii.uyTi, jTOl 'tx-\p'^Xi^COtiiu'
old pedagogue that "fought in the
trenches" as he called it, and then
you wotilf* see the gay- young, blos^
som that was, teaching'."only one
year" to get enough money to buy.
her trousseau. It was a very pleas
ant meeting :both professionally
and socially. 'Teafchers will dab-
ble in politics, too, showing their
human side, for many people ac-
cuse them of being devoid of this
attribute.- "After various political
maneuvers Dr.' Vinson, President
of. the University, of Texas was
elected Presindent. The choice
was a flttihng one. Some would
rather have had Prof.. Wilson of
.the Sam Houston Norman for
President—^for, they argued, athat
he was closer to the rural teacher
of Texas. Werwill not see any rev-
olutionary change, however, and
the rural schools will'.go marching
on as of yore. It was good to 1'o'oV.
upon the flowers of Houston while1
Stephen ville , was going throug
the process' of evolution. by meant
Of the return of the Ice Age.
SUMMARY OF GAME
First half: Millie Smith pitch-
ed goal for High School, Swan Ad-
ams,pitched six i oals for Tarleton,
LentT Goodwin pitched five goals
for Tarleton. Tarleton 22, High
School 2, -
Second half: Marie Frownfel-
tev pitched one goal for. High
School, Swan A -ams pitched six
goals for Tarlet; n, Lena Goodwin
pitched nine goals for Tarleton,
Tarleton 30, Hig ■ School 2.
. There will be a "sure enough"
game Saturday, v/heri; Texas Wom-
an's College is to play us, here,
They defeated the team onpe there;
but'-when they a) rive Tarleton will*
still be- found in the fight..
NEWS ■ FROM 'i HE FINE ,
- ■■■'■"A'KTS- DEPARTMENT
Mr. James ('.■ '-/in Hauser of
y'ykiil '. -- ,. "
and has becom a Cadet of J. T.
A. C, His entrance is particularly
appreciated by the Fine-Arts De-
partment as he'js.an export .trap
drummer and will become a' mem-
ber of both the Orchestra and the
Military Band. "
The Hogg" Creek Refining Com-
pany has been organized, and fol-
lowing is a list of the officers; . J.
J-.--Eennett, president; M. R. Kelly,
vice president and general mana-
ger; E. R, Rowen,"second vice pres-
ident; G, C. Christal,,. secretary;
and L. W.- Phillips, treasurer.
The company 3 as a capital of
$300,000, with which they intend
to equip their plant with, all mod-
The refinery is located in .the
north part, of this city, and good
progress. is being made on the
work. It is expected that it will
be in Operation before the winter
is over, The capacity will be a-
bout 4000 barrels per day, and the
crude oil 'is to be furnished from
the Desdemona field through the
Desdemona - Stephenvillo . Pipe
There will be fo.ur products, gas-
oline, kerosine, engine oil. and fuel
oil, all of which will aggregate a
volume of about twenty cars per
day. , .
This refinery will aid Stephen-
ville in .that it will bring to this
city not less than thirty-five fam-
ilies Of employees, as well -as aid
us in., leaking Stephen ville a com-
mercial center. Invested: capital
is always a great asset to any city..
" THE GRASSBURR
What is better than to ride the
Frisco when it is cold, away off-
schedule arid some old Mexican"
woman crying, talking wildly and
gesticulating fiercely at the hom-
bre of her choice?
What is better than to dream of
the Yancey well gushing" forth
streams of liquid gold when the
driller's log shows 4799 feet- for
April 1, and 4189 for November 1?
What is better than to sit in an
easy chair before a "comfortable
fire reading Booth Tarkington's
"Seventeen''^—wondering in the
meantime if you ever were in such
a fix? Don't worry. You were.
Our very successful foot . ball
season ended with the victory over
Grubbs thanksgiving day . Ten
games were played, and only two
lost; one to Denton Normal, and
the other to Simmons- College.
The spirit'of the student body
and Faculty has been of the. high-
est degree, and a keen-interest has
been manifested toward . the suc-
cess of our eleven, and now, all
look forward eagerly to, the suc-
cess of the basket ball team, whici
is working out with lots of "Pep."
FIXTURES BEING RECEIVED
FOR ACCOUNTANT'S 'OFFICE
What is more direful than to go
I off with the football team and have
I your prospective better nine-tenths
go to Donnell's show with a Com-
pany A lieutenant?
The accountant's office is taking
the appearance of a modern busi-
ness office. A twelve-foot book-
keeper's desk was -received last
week and is being installed." This
is a most elaborate piece of fur-
niture; being full quarter^ sawed
oak, with a plate glass front, and
marble, base. There is an addi-
tion to this desk now b'eir.g made
by a Dallas firm, and when this is
receiyed the accountant's office
will be excellently equipped.
What is more direful than to
substitute Virginia Dare grape
juice, of Billy Bryan vintage, for
Crazy water? It has been done.
What is more direful than to
cut and flunk through the semes-
ter and then get E when the roll
is called-up yonder—on the chapel
What is more heartbreaking
than to get a second lieutenant's
outfit, including leather (papier
mache) shin guards and then be
suddenly promoted to rear rank to
dri.ll with the rookies?
Have, you bought; your annua,1
yet? [f not, why not? The an-
nual management lieods the. money
and you need the book,, so" why not
go and borrow the -money from;
scribe.'"'"' The tiook^this '-year is to
be the biggest and best ever put
out by- this school." .
The- price-is. nqt: too higb:. It
is cheaper than: it was .last year,
.wh,ile everything, else has increas-
ed "in price a great deal, as every
one knows.- Don't forget- that the
price increases fifty 'cents after
the. holidays. This has to be done
for three dollars now is worth
■more to the annual than three fif-
ty, next spring. '.A ten per cent bet-
ter annual can be put out for cash
than, can be put 'Out on a" credit
basis, arid everyone wants the best
annual that can be put out by .any
Junior College in Texas.
Have you had your picture made
for the annual yet? If not, why
not? Have your picture made be-
fore Christmas sp the work of
mounting them and sending off to
the .engraverg..can be done during
the holidays. The sooner .the pic-,
t.ures are in the sooner. they can'
be mounted-, and sent to the. en-
gravers and the cheaper the work
will be done.
.. Therefore, BUY AN ANNUAL
AND HAVE YOUR PICTURE
MADE,, and you will be "glad that
it is off your- hands arid in ^the
hapds of'the Annual Staff:—An-
Miss Wessie Gray entertained
with a Thanksgiving party on the
evening of Nov. 29. Lively pas-
times were enjoyed.and.those who
attended report a jolly good time.
Those in. College who were,mem-
bers of the W. J. Bryan Literary
and Debating Society last year
met,last week-to see about re-or?
ganizing. There are also tp be
some dramatic c.'ubs organised.
• James Housor entered the Fresh-
man Class' ku-t .weak .?,nd is from
. An item overlooked. in last
week's issue was mention of the
delightful Thanksgiying party giv-
en by Mrs. Willis Higginbotham
and greatly enjoyed by a number
of the college students. .
Miss Grace Chandler, a 1919
graduate of Tarleton, spent Thanks
giving holidays at home and visit-
ed her Alma Mater. She likes the
State University .firie^ hut'says she.
would like to be back in J. T. A. C.
just'the same. . ■
It was unanimously carried in
chapel last week that, we change
our athletic fee for the last term of
school; so that we will be able to
have more of our base ball games
at home. Tarleton students are
supporting student activities.
A FOOTBALL REVERIE
, The season of 1919' is now a
thing of the past and the ground
so willingly romped over by the
boys of this year's team is lone-
some. When we ex'oss it at night
the ghosts of defeated teams seem
to moan in the Texas gusts for we
saw three teams in succession-
Thorp Spring, Daniel Baker' and
the University of Dallas—beaten
190. to 0. And well might they
moan for they never had a chan .e
One of these opponents was a sen-
ior college. Tarleton did well this
year b.ecause: she had recovered
from the slump imposed by war
conditions, and yet in the fall of
1918 she had.no poor team, but
the depressing effects due to the
war permeated the team and the
college life in general. Some of
the team of 1917 got back for the
fray this fall, but some did not.
Ammon Turnbow of that team was
killed.by a machine gun bullet in
the. Argonne forest! Johnnie" Har-
rison will never play, ball again,
for Hun shrapnel ruined his left
arm while fighting in Champaign
wij;h the 36th division. Roy Huds-
peth; served on the Leviathan
throughout/the war and had his
affairs with submarines. Roy
"came back" as the opposing teams
will willingly testiify,
Odid. Savage, "Chief" . .Winters,
Calvin Winters of the 1916 team
came back, after serving with the
36th, They did their part well.
Frank Hudspeth, "Doc" Lanning
and "Monty" came back after ser-
vice with the Texas Cavalry. Here
is a,trio; thatis hard to beat. Frank
is.oni? of the strongest men on the.
defense ever seen at work; "Doc"
is great on. team generalship, and
"Monty" is one of the best broken
field * runners in the state. The .
team was very unfortunate to lose
the services of Rex Rogers . be-
a u- 1' " ' V - -- ■
the Dallas University" game. He
and Norman Martin made the most
rapid improvement in their play- ;
ing. The other teams' never, ran-
over Pug: and Pie. Here is a duo
that will improve as time goes on..
Our two young gray-haired centers
made a record in .passing the ball
sharply and accurately—Jack Bas-
sel and. Comanche Tate, Thege
two were the cynosure of all eyes
when traveling—the former be-
cause of his upban talkativeness
arid the latter because of his
sweet singing. When Vernon Ad- "
ams was a. small boy he was in the
habit of going out before break-
fast to pull up Elijah's junipers
for breakfast, stoyewood That
form of exercise lias made him a
terror on both the defense and of-
fense, They > never get too big
for him. We lose Clinton Burnet,
Johnnie Winters and J. C.; Man-
by graduation. Clinton bruised
Ghanbury "Hi" so that they threw .
up the sponge; Johnnie Winters
received the longest pass complet-
ed on this ground this season. Dal-
las U. still remembers J. C. "Cap-
taimi - "Kay had his day but " his
brightest i,s coming next season
when -this year's faithfulness in
practice is going to show up at
its best. When a little -.more
weight , is added in. the course of
a year Little Tate is going to make
one of "the best ends that Tarleton
ever had. He is accurate on aer-
ials. We cannot wake from this
reverie without expressing our
gratitude to the coach, Professor
A. B. Hays, He i& one lof the ,
cleanest coaches in the business,
All opponents will testify to that.
Never has he once intimated to his
team that certain desired' ends
might be attained by unfair or
dirty, tactics. Because of this
virtue he has won the respect of
his players and of the spectators.
He has elevated all forms of ath-
letics since he has been at Tarle-
This reverie has been a pleas- *
ant one to the writer but he can-
not awake, without one criticism
—and it is well meant, too. There
are not enough of the student
body and faculty that support ath-
letics and other college activities 1
whole, heartedly. Loyalty should
be one of the noblest virtue^ —:
that was proyed during the war.
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