The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 13, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 9, 1924 Page: 1 of 4
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STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY; JANUARY 9, 1924.
SERVICE DRUG STORE
RESOLVE TO MAKE OUR STORE
YOUR TRADING PLACE DURING 1924
SERVICE DRUG STORE
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ON
Benjamin Franklin is recogniz-
ed today as the great American
Apostle of Thrift. By following
his own precepts in regard to sav-
ing time and money, in order that
he might apply both to noble uses
Franklin became the leading man
of his day.
As Thursday, the 17th, marks
the anniversary of his birth, let
us do ihonor to the memory of this
great man by rereading a few of
his thrift maxims, found in
"Poor Richard's Almanac."
"God helps them that help
"Dost thou love life? Then do
not squander time, for that is the
stuff life is made of.*"
"If time be of all things most
precious, then wasting time is the
! greatest prodigality,"
"He that hath a trade hath an
r "Industry pays debts, but de-
ispair in.ereaaeg. them/'
i "One today is worth two to-
"Industry "gives comfort, plenty,
"Now I have a sheep and a cow,
everybody bids me good1 morrow."
"I never saw an oft-removed
Nor yet an oft-removed family
That throve so'well as those that
"Keep thy shop and thy shop
. will keep thee."
"If you would have your busi-
ness done, go; if not, send."
"For want of a nail the shoe
was lost; for want of a shoe the
horse was lost; for waiyfc of a
horse the rider was lost; and all
for want of a horse shoe nail."
LIVE STOCK CLUB
On last Monday afternoon a
live stock club was organized by
the members of the A. H. & D. H.
classes. The evident purpose for
organizing this club was to pro-
mote an interest in live stock, se-
cure better live stock for the Col.
lege, and if possible to send stock
judging teams to other places.
The meeting was presided over
by Mr. Chambers until"'after a
. very close race Mr. J, D. Orton
was elected president. Other of-
ficers elected were' Earnest
Young, vice president; Swan
Payne,, secretary-treasurer; Geo,
Hrimmond, sergeant - at. arm(s;
Charley Gaston and Max Lanford,
J-Tac reporters; Mr: Chambers,
President Orton selected Mr.
Payne, Knox and Mallard to draw
up the constitution and by-laws.
There are several men of the
community who seem to take a
great interest in the development
of such a club and who appreci-
ate the work such a club might
do. These men were elected hon-
orary members and include: Mr.
A. B, Yearwood, Fred Chandler,
Pirik Payne, Neal ,Gearreald, J. C.
Dykes, Dean Davis and Dr. Vera
Scott. ' • .
This club is not to be connect-
ed any way with the Agg Club
"but is entirely different, as it
" deals entirely with live stock and
MOSS MANSION'S MINIATURE
The Moss Mansion is now in.
habited by six of the best soldiers
from John's army. Those compos,
ing this sextette are: Reynolds,
Carter, Wales, /Butler, Moncrief,
The last three named are mem.
bers of the B, 0. B. (Benevolent
Order of Bachelors), and the food
turned out by said trio would
tempt the delicate palate of the
most fastidious person. Mancrief
ranks as high officer, being a cor.
poral in the ranks and chief bis-
cuit baker, Williams comes next
in rank, being chief soup chef
and sub-biscuit maker. Last and
least comes Butler; head dish
washer and bacon frier,
Mr, Walea-Js-a new recruit but
is fast to learn the ways of cadet
life in Tarleton, Wales made S"'
mad rush across his room the.
other morning in the dark, run-
ning over a suit case and. several
chairs. Dr. Butler, D.V.M. D.V.S.,
was called, and the new recruit is
now an the road to recovery.
If Mr. Reynolds and his friend,
Mr. Carter, will wake up early
enough this week to cause some
excitement, the Moss Mansion re.
porter will try to have a column
in "the J-Tac next week.
THE HIGH COST OF WAITING
"Let's travel," said the elephant
as he picked up his trunk.
We are a nation of wasters.. We
waste our- time and our energy
and our talents and our money,
and, above all, we waste Our
There are enough reformers
and enough people with the in-
stinct for reform, who are orga-
nized to clean up the whole coun-
try, if we really wanted to do it.
But the trouble is we . are not-
interested in concrete things. It
seems as if we are "afraid of
finishing things. We will all
work for something that is far
off. We all fall for the idea of
•'standardization," and most of
our "movements" sweep on to.
ward nothing. ' ' .
Great quantities of: valuable,
machinery, vitally needed for.var-
ious things,-.are rotting ,and rust-
ing in open storage, on tbeMexi-
can border and elsewhere because
war contracts-stipulated that this
machinery should be used for war
purposes, - only. Enormous quails
each year by rust throughout this'
land of ours.
Men have written volumes on
economics and they tell us we are
economically ignorant. We can
look around us and see very soon
that something is" wrong, but
what we need is a remedy. We
realize there will be some waste,
but there is no need for our cost
of wasting, running up into the
Waste, waste, waste! When
will we wake up and try to stop
2ND BATTALION DEFEATS
1ST BATTALION FIVE
The First attalion Panthers Out-
played by the Lighter Cougars
of the Second Battalion
Hollinger: "And in what State
were you born, Prof. George?"
Prof. George: "Unless my rec-
ollection fails me—the state of
Hollinger (scribbling): "Yes,
to be sure, and how long have you
lived there?" -
Carter wins a leather medal. He
tries to boil water in a wooden
On Thursday night the Gym
was filled on each side by the
students of the College. The 1st
Battalion was on the north side of
the Gym. with Miss Agee leading
the yells. On the opposite side
was seated the personnel of the
2nd Battalipn with "Pepto" Butler
in the yelling stand.
The band and staff remained
neutral and occupied the stage
with the exception of Lt.-Col.
Menzies,and Reg, Sponsor Miss
Beth Basse!* who sat in the sec.
tion occupied hy the 1st Battalion,
but at the end of the first half
these two notables were forced to
see .the remainder of the game
from the viewpoint of the, 2nd
The game started at. 8:3Q p. m.
From- the first whistle it was
clearly seen -that ths: hea-Yiej. 1st
• iteliaifeife&fHH.- Jo. be
hard" pressed? to 'Win- from - tfi-e
lighter, faster 2nd Battalion ag-
Two minutes after play started
| the 2nd Battalion scored, but this
lead was immediately cut down by
the 1st Battalion.
From then on until the end of
the first half, scoring on both
sides was nearly equal. The 1st
Battalion fighting hard was doing
its best to cope with the fast,
fighting team which, it confronted.
At t,he end of the first half the
score stood 14 to 12 in favor of
the 2nd: Battalion.
The second half was one of the
fastest and hardest games of bas-
ketball that has ever been wit.
nessecl on the Tarleton Gym
Fighting for every inch the 1st
Battalion was gradually gaining
from the 2nd Battalion, when
Weaver, star captain of the 1st
Battalion team received a wrench,
ed knee, and had to be taken from
the game. This seemed to take
some of the .pep from the 1st Bat-
The basketball season at Tarle.
ton opens next Friday night when
Coach Wisdom's basket quintet
tangles up with the five from
Texas Christian University at the
Tarleton gymnasium. The game
was originally matched with the
Pollywogs but this week the of-
ficials asked permission to send
over some of the first string.
T. C. U. is a member of the
Southwestern conference and they
have a fast, well coached team.;
Tai'leton's team is coming along
fine and, the gaines will give the
student body. and Tarleton fana
an opportunity to see the team
with which Coach Wisdom in
planAing to win State champion-
ship in Junior College basketball'.
Second Battalion Wins
ship in Basketball Game
Cards are out announcing the
arrival of a son, James Robert'
Pennis, Jr., at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Dennis, of Jacks,
boro. This youngster is a Tarle-
ton grandson, as his mother was
formerly Miss SeLeta Lacewell,
One of Tarleton's. most loyal and
active students a few years ago.
In years to come Tarleton may
draw a large patronage among
those young people whose parents
were students in 'the institution.
They belong to us, as it were.
Silence is the best remedy for
anger. If you say nothing you
will haye nothing to unsay.
On Ye Tarleton,
On Ye Tarleton,
Hear our battle cry,
Though foes assail,
Like warriors of old.
On Ye Tarleton, . -
On Ye Tarleton, ,
Victory or die,— '
Raise colors high, high, high
Purple and White.
The average man's arm is 30
inches in length. The average
woman's waist is 30 inches, Aint
The hard fighting team of the
Second Battalion won the Regi-
mental championship Tuesday
night by swamping the First Bat-
talion 21 to 10. It was the second
defeat handed the First Battalion,
the first. game being lost by a
score of 29 to 24.
The First Battalion team show-
ed complete lack of form in the
first half, the score ending 11 to
0. Al.Jennings for the Second
was everywhere shooting goals
from'any position. Bates played
good ball in the second half and
made eight of the. 10 points. Jen-
nings scored most of, the points
for. the Second. ,
Going to school early and bright.
Studying from dark until daylight
Always having a grade, ,
The best by you that can be made,
Gettinjg-your lesson up right,
Be loyal to Tarleton with all your
Nii.t. (;.«pying from everybody you
•- - -
But being yourself like a woman
Going to every game , with the. in-
tention of winning, < ;
And if you are defeated not whin-
But when the opposing team is
Playing a fair game and not
Not1 only being at e^ch day's
But on Saturday and Sunday
. nights at parting giving your
girl a thrill.
To everybody being kind and true,
Never in the least feeling blue.
After all is said and done,
With me there is really only one.
Ahd this is Tarleton the best in _
Or all who go there think so at
talion, and goal by goal they were
being overcome when Capt. Weav-
er was rushed back into the
game. This brought renewed
hope and the scoring took a new
turn, but time was short and the
last half ended with the score 29
to 24 in favor of the 2nd Bat-
There were no individual stars
of the game, in the estimation of
those who witnessed the game,
but it is a conceded fact that if
it had not been for the heroic
work of Mulloy and Weaver for
the 1st Battalion the score would
have been much larger. For the
2nd Battalion Nix, Jennings, and
Starr showed wonderful ability.
Just watch that Starr boy shine, .
1st. Bn. 2nd Bn.
Substitutes: 1st Bn.—McAd&ms
for Weaver, Weaver for Hubby.
Referee: Horn (Commandant).,
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The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 13, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 9, 1924, newspaper, January 9, 1924; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139890/m1/1/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Tarleton State University.