The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 1, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 3, 1923 Page: 1 of 4
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BUSINESS MAN COMPLI-
MENTS CHAMBRAY GIRLS
Of course you were loyal enough
to want to march in the line last
Thursday so as. to make a good
. showing for Tarleton, but honest-
ly didn't you wish you might
stand on the side line and see
what a fine sight our student body
presented? A business man made
. the remark that those -wo hun-
dred and more girls in their blue
cliambrays was the prettiest sight
. he ever saw. He said that they
reminded him of a field of Texas
To be sure he didn't use the
same adjectives in describing our
.big,: husky boys, but we are will-
ing to bet that he thought those
three hundred fifty cadets in khaki
made a fine appearance.
In 1918, which hasn't been so
very long ago; there was only one
company and one captain,—no
major. Cecil Chairiberlin, who is
now studying law at the State
University, was the "first captain
of the cadets. The boys' were very
eager to have, guns to drill with,
but when—after long waiting—,
the giins came, the cadets were
disappointed to find that , they
■ were only
it? r ~r.; ides. Later the captain
was furnished a sword, and great
was his satisfaction that this at
least was real instead of being
_ made; of' wood.: - '
TARLETON MILITARY BAND
One of the most important or-
ganizations in Tarleton College is
the Tarleton Military Band, the
best one year band in West Texas
last year. They ^on the title at
the West Texas Chamber of Com-
merce meeting at San Angelo last
year. They will be one of the of-
ficial bands of the meeting next
year which, is: to be held at
The band .lost comparatively
few members last year. James W.
Crowley, is captain of the band
this year. At the first meeting of
the band Miss Estelle Gibbs of
Dublin was re-elected :sponsor for
t% coming year. She is given the
credit for keeping up the band's
enthusiasm last: year.. .
Starting three years ago with
only eight men Director D. G.
Hunewelt has built-up a band that
attracts to itself the best high
school young men in the state. Al-
ready more meri have applied than
the band will; be allowed; by the
. military, department,
One of. the. most promising new
men is Cannon, a .baritone from
Graham, And "Fat" Boyer is fast
making'-'himself popular with his
trombone. Well he ought to, he
played; three years in the "Old
Gray Mare Band."
Mrs. Leroy Roquemore, of Fort
Worth, with her little daughter,
Leruth, was visiting on the cam-
pus one day last week. Ten years
ago Mrs. Roquemore entered Tar-
leton College. She was then Miss
Ruth Barham, and was one of the
peppiest students that the school
has ever had. She .was a mem-
ber of thet basketball team, and
was the first yell leader that the
girls had. She is still loyal to
Tarleton, and never misses an op-
portunity to see one of our games
and to root for Tarleton with just
the same old pep. •> ,
Ruth was commenting upon the
changes that have occurred on
the campus during the ten years
since she first came. Then there
was only one building besides the
music studio and the dormitory.
This building was dingy and leaky
and very unattractive and uncom-
fortable. There were seven teach-
ers, of whom now remain Mr.
Ferguson, Mr. Froh, Mr. S. F;
Davis, and Mrs. Chamberiin.
If Tarleton. grows- as^rauch. in
proportion during the next decade
as it has done "in the past' one, It'
school ten' years
hence. " —" "
FOR TARLETON ELEVEN
Tarleton. football season will
open next Saturday, October 6, at
8:30 p. m. at Hays Field when
Tarleton clashes with the Clifton
College aggregation, Clifton will
send up a good, team and will give
Coaches Wisdom and Pena a
chance to try their new men..
Grubbs beat Clifton 49 to 0 and.
we at least ought to make it 50
Coach Wisdom announces the
following schedule for 1923:
Oct. 6, Clifton at Stephenville.
Oct, 12, Grubbs at Stephenville,
Oct. 19, Weather'ford at Wea-
Oct. 26, Open.'
Nov, 2, Texas Fish at Austin,
Nov. 9, S, M, U. Fish at Dallas,
Nov, 17, Denton at Stephenville.
Noy. 23, Meridian at Meridian.
Npv. 29, A. C. C. at Stephen-
FROM WHAT ED SAYS
THE MERIDIAN ELEVEN
IS COMING STRONG
Walnut Springs, Texas,
September 28, 1923.
Mr, Carlton Downing,
Dear Editor: I am just a wee
bit lonesome for news from dear
old Tarleton, so I thought I would
write you . a line. I am here in
Walnut Springs trying to teach.
How is everything at Tarleton:
Co. A, football team and every-
thing? What is Tarleton without
Mr. Riley, anyway?
I .was talking to Shorty Carlton
this evening and he said tell you
he was anxious for a word about
Say, slip a word to the gang
for me that Meridian is out t?
beat "John's Boys," While at the
institute I came very near being
mobbedi for being from Tarleton
Meridian is sure going to put up
some strong fight for the Tarle
ton-Meridian game—some , going
so far as to seei 25 to 0 on the
Meridian water tower already. Let
us„ make it twenty-five but for
-Tarleton. Boy-we have^sure got
to beat that garsg and I don't
Tell all .the old gang hello for
me and that a lonesome Tarleton-
ite is in Walnut Springs,
ED RAILS BACK.
STUDENT BODY MAY GO
TO DALLAS STATE FAIR
TARLETON DAY AT THE FAIR
Thursday, September 27, was
''Tarleton Day" at the Fair. Tar-
leton. students and faculty were at
the head of the long parade; The
college truck containing exhibits
was first. It was followed by the
co-eds and the band. Then came
the caflets in platoon formation.
The parade formed1 on the
campus and moved down Wash-
ington street to the square' ahd
then to the Fair grounds.
After! instructions from Captain
Harris, and Dean Davis the stud-
ents were dismissed until 10:30
p. m. - ■
PAYS TARLETON VISIT
Friday morning at chapel State
Commissioner of Agriculture Geo.
B. Terrell spoke to the students.
He had long wished for an excuse
to visit Tarleton Agricultural Col-
lege. but until he received an in-
vitation to the Fair had had none.
Mr. Terrell told the vocational
agricultural students that he
hoped they would go back to the
farm and show the world what an
educated farmer could do.
''Application and attention to
duty are requirements of success,'
he said. "Thinkers rule the world.
But we :are living tod fast—faster
than wel think." He gave as ex-
amples of thinkers, Eli Whitney,
the New England school teacher
who invented the cotton gin, and
Stevenson who invented the steam
He told how he saw the need
for educated cotton farmers and
introduced a law requiring cotton
classing to be taught in the state
schools. He also introduced a law
requiring that terracing be taught.
Monday morning Dean Davis
asked the students how many ..of
them could go to the Waco Cotton
Palace or the Dallas Fair if a
special train were provided for at
special rates. Almost every stu-
dent voted to go.
He then explained that we
might go to Waco on A. & M, day
but that it would take eight hours
to get there. The round trip
ticket would cost $3.50. The
train to Dallas would require only
three and one half hours to go.
The round trip ticket would cost
He then asked them to vote on
the place they had rather go. The
decision was almost unanimous to
go to Dallas.
The student body went to Dal-
las last year on a special train
of eleven coaches. It was one of
the most enjoyable events of the
year. The trip was made possible
by a number of men in Stephen-
ville, and many citizens accom-
panied the students.
Frisco Agent J. D. Killough is
largely responsible for getting the
special rates this year, should ar-
rangements be made to go.
GEORGE CARLTON IS
: Upon the failure^, of Captain-
elect Watson to return to school
this year, George Carlton was
elected captain. Captain, Carlton
came to us in 1922 from Stephen-
ville high school and played* the
position of fullback last yean By
virtue of his punting and line
plunging he is one of the most
valuable men on the squad.
. The team which meets Clifton
will be practically a new one to
the-fans. Only four letter men
reported this year. Stover,. cen-
ter ; Jennings, end; Mulloy, end,
and Carlton fullback. Several of
last year's second team are back
and a number of promising new
The following seores are of in-
Grubbs 6, TV C. U. 0.
Alexander 7, Southwestern 4.
Grubbs 49, Clifton 0,
Meridian 0, A, C, C. 35.
Decatur' 3, Fort Worth North
Side Hi 0,
Burleson 9, Austin Scrubs 0.
PENA TO COACH,
AT JOHN TARLETON
Dave Pena, who last. year was
assistant coach of the Austin
Kangaroo grid team, which cap-
tured T.I.A.A. laurels' and who
wag" in full charge when the little
Sherman eleven held the 1922
Longhorns to 19 points, will coach
football and track at John Tarle-
ton Agricultural College, located
at Stephenville for the ensuing
Last year Pena made a brilliant
showing, but this season his ma-
terial is doubtful although ■ with
an: even break he is Certain to
turn out a winning team. Pos-
sibly his proteges will perform in
Austin, for an attempt is being
made to match John Tarleton
with St. Edwards College. Pena
is an Austin boy and if he brings
his squad to Austin, he is certain
to draw a crowd as happened
when he led the brilliant Kanga-
roo eleven against Varsity a year
Pena, one of the best linemen
Varsity has ever had, will finish
his summer school course before
repairing to Stepheriville Septem-
ber 2 to make plans for next year
OFFICERS-ELECTED FOR .
THE STUDENT COUNCIL
INSPIRING LETTER FROM
Tell them you saw it advertised
in the J-Tac. '
MISS LILLARD READS
Tuesday, September 25, Miss
Lillard, head of the department of
public speaking, entertained in
chapel with three readings, "Her
Pleasant Little Surprise," a humo-
rous selection, Kipling's dramatic
"If," and "Cupid Swallowed."
Miss Lillard is an excellent
reader and the students are hop-
ing she will soon read again,.
WE iAKE A SPECIALTY
of handling accounts of Students
of this College
THE FIRST STATE BANK
NAMED BY THE PRESIDENT
Tuesday, September 25, Presi-r
dent Graves named the following
students for the nomination com-
mittee for 1923-24:
Dimple Cromwell, Ivy Kay, Beth
Bassel, Randolph Chandler, and
They are all from Stephenville.
VOLUME , V. -
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1923
SERV|$E DRUG STORE
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Cut Glass Can be Had Here
The "Student Council, as ""the-
name implies, is an organization;
of the students of the College, ih
which business conducted .with
the student activities. is attended
to. The student council meets ev-
ery Wednesday morning at the!
regular chapel period. Attend-
ance is not required, but the true
spirit of every Tarletonite is
shown by his willingness and de-
sire to be present at .every meet-
At the last meeting of the stu-
dents eouncil of the session 1922-'
23, the following 1923 -officers./
were elected. . - .;
President of students council—
Business manager for Annual—
Carroll Stover. ■ ;
Editor-in-Chief of Grassburr—
Mary Hope.. Westbrook. !
Editor-in-Chief of J-Tac—Carl-
Business . manager J-Tac—Irvin.
The first meeting of the Stu-
dents Council for 1923-24 was'*
-held Wednesday fponiing, -Sept. 26
for the purpose of electing the re-
and Of the Grassburr and J-Tac
Those elected at tills meeting ,
were: - ... . }
Vice-president Students Council!
—Fay Tunnell. ' - . '
- Secretary Students - Council—;
Neville Nowlin, .
Athletic Editor Grassburr —.
Jesse Shaw. "•
Kodak Editor for Grassburr—•
Alta Hensoh. ' ... ■ i
Calendar for Grassburr—Lueile
Joke Editor for Grassburr—Rob-
ert S. Jones.
Cartoons for Grassburr—Mary
Faculty Adviser for'Grassburr
Faculty Adviser for J-Tac—
Miss Wurtzbaugh, -
Athletic Editor for J-Tac—,
Bert Watson. V '.
September" 17, 1923.
Dean J. Thos. Davis,
Stephenville, Texas, I
Dear Dean; I have been teach. '
ing two weeks an$ like my place i
fine. I teach three subjects and '
coach football. I have two teams ,
out for practice 'and I am antici- •
pating' a good season in. football. ;
My first game will br September .'
22. ' . .
Lyle Price is teaching Geogra- ,
phy; across the hall from my lab-
oratory, so I don't feel entirely ,
lost up here, Each Of us send our
best wishes to you and the stu-
dent body as you begin your ,
Sincerely yours, •
' . JOHN L. LEE. <
; fa I,''
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