The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, February 13, 1920 Page: 1 of 4
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JOHN' TARLETON AGRICULT.UAL COLLEGE, ^RAlS[CH OF TEXAS^A; & M.' ^OLI+EGty . Stephenvill?, Texas, Feb. 13,' 1920,
MASQUERADE PARTY GIVE^
Saturday night, promptly at 8
vo'c|oek;'masked guestsbegan to ar-
rive at the Conservatory. , Per-
haps 'the: most prompt' ond most
distinguished of,. all - was His Sa-
tanic Majesty. vHe appeared in his
•familiar red attire and even the
church members among us could
not but be impressed by his suave
manner, ' Mi> and Mrs.'Jones. Ar-
rived- soon .after His Majesty. We
7 were ^lad to have them with us
but are; sorry to state our fears,
concerning,Mrs.: Jones' disposition.
l3he assumed th^; clinging1 vine .at-
titude during the entire evening
and her poor hen-pecked spouse
, was'[totally unable to eommuni-
- cate other members of the fair
' s#^ , Other guests included a pic-
turesque Gipsy girl, two bewitch-
ing Japanese .maidens, a/ Texas
ranchman, two demure little maidr
ens *1'ep re s en ting Night, a Chinese
mandarin, a youthful aviatrix arid
, still others too numerous to men-
tion: : ;/v ' ■') '
The party started 6ff with a live-
ly game, followed by the guessing
of characters and . general un-
masking.; >:At 9:30 Miss Smarty
/Smarty announced her intention of
Vtaki^g'the : entire ci'owd. to the
show, Whereuponveach young-la-
dy tdok'iidvantage of her leap year
opportunities and escorted hsr
hero over the campus, throughvthe
old building,, etc. .and finally
: landing in
i . rl' ^ r i . f* 4" ! "i ,1 o H 1' (-11 iv . '. 'irl t o ''
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Goose's cji^racters were, fOund">to
be pjes&f)t,.; The Old: Woman in
be Minibl'e, Little Boy Blue, Lit
tie Mother -Hub*
ban d, 'Little Ro-Peep, /Jack Sprat
and h}a v^ife, Oik King Cole, and
the Queen of Hearts, all did their
best to make everyone' happy.
Next'1 on the program was a He-'
j-ies of advertising pantomimes,
and the audience was invited to
guess the representations'. Some
of. the well known characters rep-
resented - the Crea mof ' Wheat
man, Wrigley Gum fairy, Cracker
■ Jack boy, ' Woodbury's Fapial
soap sweethearts, and Fisk, Tire
kiddie. 1 ■ . 1
■For . the^final number two old
favorites, "Sweet Geneveve" and
"In the Gloaming'^ were sung: by
a trib of /girls accompan ied by the
Violjll. ; f r ■ : ."
; After the'program was over ev-
, eryohe returned, to,- the1 Conserva-
tory, when Miss Muffect made her'
appearance carrying a Jorge tray
. of ice cream cones. She found her-
self- at once thee most sought after
1 young land ip the hall.. Victrola
music, singing find; a'few .more
games brought the evening to a
most ^elightful .close. Everyone
,had just the/best time ever, and
•^hose who stayed , at home will
.never know what they missed.
TARLETON AND'T. W. C.
TARLETON Wli>fS '
\ FROM DECATUR
MR, SCHMIDT IN
1 ^ LINOLEVILLE
' Two of the -fastest games th,at
have ever been played on th§ Tar-
leton coujt were played Wednes
day and Thursday of last week by
the teams of Decatur Baptist Col-
• The $rst game; was'called at 5,
p.- m. Decatur scored first, .mak-
ing 4 before Tarleton ' got Jier
range. Then came the'command
from Captain Comptori to ."shoot-
with a steady aim". Tarlet'oh made
an advancement of three goals iri
ra.pid succession, putting us two'
Decatur jrnt fortlf every effort
to regain her loss but'to'/40 avail.
After many exciting plays tjris
game came to an end with the
score for Tarleton 28, for Decatur
24. \ . ■ .
, The second game vvas not so clos
as the first. Tarleton outplayed
the .Decatur team frdm,the begin-
ning an^ ended' ih.a acore of 49 to
f The Texas Woman's 1 College
basket ball team played > a, return
game with our girls on ourycourt
Monday;' the second. The pfaying
was 'intense, the side line interest
was at high pitch and j;he score
was 1-2 in our favor, when Miss
Merlyn Yarbrough, our fast side
center, fell and broke her ankle.
. This accident, happening to a fa-
vorite, seemed to 'take the "pep','
out of our team and the T. W. C.
score began to creep up..
The game was clean throughout
and there, was hard^. playing on
both sides. The finaT score was
'18-12 in favor of T. W. C,' , J.
Oiir Conimandant is- daily ^sing-
ingj ."i'll. rear my boy to be a soldi-
On Wednesday ahd-Thursday of
last week Tarleton showed . her
"Grubbing" brothers the reat a,rt
of playing basket ball by defeat-
ing them in two successive games.
Roth games were played'^orT'Tarle-
ton's outdoor court.. . ;
The. first day Grubbs seemed to
ieel ..fjiS,,. if the/ .might' win ovjer. b'ijr
bo^s but they #ere" soon, panvigce'd
^ctoxi j5oux «•, tv^ry
'jbegijsmin'if and continued tfirougji-
:put. the't'^rty miliutes of play. Tiie
g,airie: ,was, played' ^itKTfew..forfls
and with exq^lleht speed arid pepV
which made it a game full'of ex-
citement . ■ (
Score : Grubbs 18, Tajrletp'n 42.
The second game was an easy
victory for Tarleton,. During the
first half Coach Hays put three of
his second team men on the court.
These /boys played- a very good
defensive game, letting'the "Grub-
bers," pake only' two points and
raised the Tarleton score to thir-
teen. (The'first team"came back in
the last half making forty points,
but let Grubbs. boost her'score to
seven. Total score:A Tarleton 53,
Grubbs 9, . ■' .
The' Grubbs11 boys , are clean
sports and; game; losers." They
fought like tigers until the? very
last but thhey h&d no /showing.
Tarleton had them outclassed 'in
every way. Our team'has played
ten games, of basket ball this year,
winning eight of them. Her only
defeat up' to this time was by Sim-
mons college. 'Coach Hays says
prospects are very good for the
Junior College State Champion-
ship; We h^ve six more games to
play this week. They are as. fol-
lows; Monday and Tuesday, Thorp
Springs; Wednesday and Thurs-
day,v Grubbs Vocational College;
Friday and Saturday, Decatur Bap-
tist College. . All of these games
fire to be played away from home.
Our boys feel confident thatthey
return with six more scalps hang-
ing on their belts.
We started and Ve got there !
They -started ar.d they did not
get there!... . '' i
Friday evening about: 5 :30 the
Girls Gl§e Club staKed for Lingle-
ville. After about ;ⅈhour and ,a<
half ,of bumping in'd . jolting
reached our destination^ At 7 ;30
the gii-ls were tuned /up 'and ready
to sing. But from the way Miss
Fayne/and Mr. Schmidt were stay-
ing away we supposed that thej;
had decided to put the program off
until later. At 8:-"0 the large au-
dience was becoming - j,ery impa^
tient and so the g:rl,s decided to do
their 'r—.—without Mi?s Fayne
and Mr. Schmidt. '/For about an
hour the audience was',highly en-
tertained with -, "I'm For-
ever Blowing fiubbles," "Oui,
Oui Marie," ietc. Lucy Lee Young's
readings, were the/redeeming fea-
tures of the evening. At 10 ;?>0 we
started . home w}th many'good tid-J
ings for Mr.. Schmidt. Q,ur good
wishes : foi him were increased
when we stuck hard. and fast in'
a mu<J hole." • • .1 , - . I
We feel surewthftt J. T: A. C: will
soon have many ngjy, pupils from:
Lingleviile becai^'-.-'the parents
kncAv that I'lnde^tidence' is the
mam thing that .jsi taught. . t, ; •
SHIVERfNG S6LD. ;\,i
V.'" ■.-:// IERS SHIMMY:
. "On last- Saturday night it was
the gopd fortune of the, Barracks
boys fo have ,their peac^il slum-
.ber. broken' by:' the - retuin, - of •; ,ong
Cecil .iMngler from' the Y. W;
MISS ZELDA TUBES
/ : PHELPS THE PHYSICIAN
v DIAGNOSE HER CASE
One; day last /week Miss Zelda
thought that she/had the mumps,
and: hastened to the doctor. He
; told her 'that';she* was not so af-
party/vi(ith/thr^fe_ gallons of./delici-'flicted buf.^hat her throat showed
- ,/The Fr^shm^pJ^s .is <tihe larg-
est in coUegje |nM''s • winning ^11
ous ice ^ream, aind a' prirititp shim-
my dance. Lop;4 ,-yerbal in?it$-
tipns soon brought-a merry ring
ofv liy^Iy^ dancers' all dressed in
their .nightly attire, Their leader,
Henry Lee Purvis, was known for
the .first time to actually shimmy
dance. How strange the . music
that brought such astonding -re-
sults./ It was only the chatter of
teeth caused by the- i,ce. oreftm ahd
a Chilly breeze. - Jpy, feigned sur-
preme from 1 a. ^.Lti/lli; the: cream
was all gpne. Thart^s' b.e unto the.
Y. w. c. a.!' v-1. :■
excitement at the ;' '
■ , Mary corn wilker-
/ tson dining hall
On last JVtonday ^y^ning while
each/ boarder of. the. Mary Corn
WilkersPn,,H/alij wasVenjoying liis
evening .repast there came a start-
iing /.c^y in/ th§ neighborhood of
"jpat's" .table.'/ TJ?® .'terrible strain
caused by /the/ excitement was not:
'relieved uritil it was known to. be
4n()thi^g\'|nore than one of "Pat's"
'pra;tfks.i>:iA conference1 with "Pat"1
brings: to light the most intricate
det^ils^iOf the w/tiple' affair. Ho:#
ev.er space does/;hra;:.pfei,nii^ ;to /g'p
great evidence of slight coniusion.
In some : way after thinking ■ for
considerable time! she remembered
having run into one of the Bridges
between her home and school.
FROM THE BARRACKS
: "Abie" our famous buck-winged
dancer is to announce a complete
schedule of programs for the' com-
ing .season in the "Fish's" issue
of the J-TAC. Don't miss "it./
Several ngw musicians with the
instruments have been added to
our, Barracks Ij&and. They are Bill
-Bridges and Ed Parnell with .their
Jews hkrps,.Wymond Crowley with
his wonderful- Celi strop hone, and
James Hauser with his charming
zither/: Judge Underwood, our
band director, informs us that Em-
mett Underwood sat upon, his fid-
dle and almost put it out of com-
mission., He/thinks, however, that
it may be fixecT with some adhe-
WOOD FOR WINTER jPIRES •
People lay up firewood in the
summer when there, is no need of
firfes, to^burn; in the i winter/ when
Freshinaii „ tie ol th&;^f.xi . <ai"d
(elected an editor and manager fpr
fha,t issue. They are already prg-'-
paring to give us something worth
while; Look out for the/Freshman
issue: /' * ," \ ,
There are two things which fast
friends may share with; each other,
an,d both be benefited^—thpir re-
ligion alid their-sorrpw.'
:'i ■ were- ilia^d
dates. fthd' puir
boyda. cHlthce/^'p And out, what
boa;i'ding ,school girls; are like. ' We
hear, that the Cornival presented
fa^ greater attractions for the "T.
W. C. girls than did,,dates from
our young men. How about it,
boys? 1 ^ ';. ,/ / ; ,
On the. night of Febj-yary 3rd
some unknown person,'who evi-
dently had* been misinformed, went
to the dormitory in search of food.
Being unable to find it lie laid
down upon the table to recuperate.
He was so weak that he could not
leave the table, so he starved to;
death. The next morning "when
he cooks came in. to prepare break-
fast they foun^ the remains lying
on the cook table. There is no
doubt in our mind but. that he
needed food very badly for there
Was not any flesh on his b^ncs.
IN CONCERT OF-
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WHOLES 0 M E P B 0 LI C
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8 P. M.
fliSu^hts?, ^s^iSi/'/the ■inlmor-/
tr Wtfts, which
will maSka both: warmth and light-
when olifc age comes on. .. Read
good,"cheerful, /helpful books, that /'
will leave lofty and inspiring.
thoughts in your mind. Do beauti-
ful things, ■ things of lpve, of un-
selfishness, of heljtf ulnelss—^things
that are true, honorable, just, pure
and* lovely. /; Nothing, makes / life
so , sweet in old age as does the
memory .of ■ rights good- kindly
things wrought along ;the years.
Gather about, you, too, in the'
suniiy days, gentle and worthy
friends. Be sure that, they are
worthy—those you take into your
like, for unworthy friends often
make bitterness ,an'd sorrow for
the dark &ays of those who they-
disappoint. Weigh well the char-
acter of your friends and tfeke into
your'life only such 'as are good,
worthy,. noble, and honorable.
Then, when the winter days come
—as they will--the memories of
all these pernicious things will '>
abide and,will shine as soft lamps>
in the gloom. Very1 true is the
saying, . "The; memory of: things
precious keepethf warn^ the heart
that once' did hold them." And'
/Ruskin says: ^'What fairy palaces
we may build fancies, satisfied
memories) noble histories, faith-
ful sayings,; treasure houses "of
precious/ and restful ' thoughts,
which care cannot disturb nor
pain make gloomy nor poverty take13
away from us—houses built with-
out hands, for our souls to live in,"
his "two-bits" worth
at the carnival
I . .
"No sir, I don't neevr ride .on
them things." Blue Boy said look-
ing, sadly at , the Jjerry-go-round
as it, gaily played//' "Mammy 0'
Mine.'"' "Why .the other day Bec-
ky Chandler got on and-rode as
much as twenty-fiye cents worth,
and..-got off at the very same/placfe
he got on and I said to him, .'Becky,,
you spent your moi'iey, ivhere have
you been?" ]r' ' ■
Deain Davis is credited with this
definition of freedom, of ^speech:
"The liberty to say what you think
without thinking what you say.". '
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