The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 4, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 8, 1924 Page: 1 of 4
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STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1924.
THE CROSS DRUG STORE
WE APPRECIATE THE TRADE OF
FACULTY A&D STUDENTS
THE VARSITY SHOP
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John Tarleton Loses to Howard Payne College
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RANDOLPH ELEVEN COMING SATURDAY
NOSES OUT HUSKY
DE LEON HIGH
In a slow game, marred by many
fumbles the second string nosed out
De Leon High by the score of 7 to 0,
last Saturday. -
Patton, the towering fullback, play-
ed a great game. It took more than
one man to stop him every time He
carried the ball. It was Patton who
plunged over, for the lone touchdown
after a series of plunges.
, It was expected. that the score
would have been ihueh greater but tije
poor showing is laid to the hard game
with Gorman on the previous Monday.
Also several of the second string
bunch made the trip to Brownwood
and they were tired and worn out to
Coach Wisdom has several good
men fln. the Jim. ..team, and he- .is
scheduling more games for the bunch.
FORMER FACULTY MEMBER
Miss Mildred Tribble who was an
instructor in the foods department
last year and faculty advisor to the
Junior class was married on Septem-
ber 28 at Boulder, Colorado, to C. B.
Potts. The following is an extract
from the Navasota Daily Examiner,
Mrs. Potts' home town paper:
"Sunday, Sept. 28th, at 5 o'clock in
the afternoon at Boulder, Colorado,
i Miss Mildred Tribble and Mr. C. B.
Potts were united in marriage.
"Miss Tribble was born and reared
in this city and lately made her home
here with her brother, C, A, Tribble.
• She is a graduate of the Navasota
high school and later finished in C. I.
A. at Denton. After graduating from
C. I. A. Miss Tribble was elected to a
position in the faculty of the Nava-
sota schools and taught here for three
years. She taught last, winter in John
Tarleton College at Stephenville.
"Mr, Potts was graduated from A.
& M. College last June and now holds
a responsible position in Boulder,
Colorado, where they will make their
"Miss Tribble was visiting in Colo-
rado, her vacation culminating in a
wedding. Her many friends here are
extending their best wishes for hap-
SENIOR CLASS MEETING
On last Wednesday the Seniors met
in room three to elect additional affi-
cers to the staff of the J-Tac and
Grassburr respectively. The meeting
was called to order by the president,
Joe Downing, and the following offic-
ers were elected: .
To The J-Tac: • ,
Wayne Eider, exchange editor.
Roy Bailey, sports editor.
Truman Threadgill, associate editor.
To the Grassburr staff:
J. D. Oirton, editor-in-chief.
Lee Hays, business manager.
As there was no other business, a
motion was made and passed to ad-
Oui father slipped upon the ice,
Because he could not stand—
He saw the glorious stars and stripes
^ We sad our father land.
DOINGS OF THE DUMP
Judging from the length of the past
"Doings of the Dump" the readers
hiight think that there is nothing go-
ing oh over here. But that's a mistake.
iThis brevity has been due to negli-
gence on the part of the reporters.
Catherine and Ruth Harvey spent
the week-end at their home in De
Leon, and s%w the ball game Saturday
between Jim Tarleton and De Leon
Maynette Rucker' spent the week-
end at her home in Dublin.
A lively camp meeting was being
held on Tin Qan Alley Thursday-night
when the chaperone, Miss McKinney,
made her appearance. A palm leaf
fan was donated to soothe the aching
hearts who received five demerits. For
date of the next meeting see Evelyn
Floyd or Hesta Davis.
Friday night, when everyone ' else
had privileges'—the stillness in room
33 was broken by the sudden appear-
ance- of two-gorgeougly dressed artists.
—Theda Bara and Caruso, Less noise
or many demerits came the voice of
Mrs. Moody. So Effie Mae and Cljiirie
Returned to the Annex,
Hesta Davis took advantage of her
first opportunity to miss classes and
accompanied her brother, the Dean to
Dollie Stephens, Aline Mahan, Lil-
lian Tate, and Oma Rider spent the
week-end at their homes in De Leon.
•" Fay Sumner visited home folks and
friends at Blanket last week-end.
Flora Smith sent her best wishes to
Tarleton by her.
The downstairs girls haven't decid-
ed what to call the alley on the South
side but we hope that by. next- week
we can enlighten you a little on the
subject. We had thought about call-
ing it the "Cannon Ball Special" be-
cause before you know it you can walk
from one end to the other. But then,
we can't tell yet.
Annie Walton wishes to announce
to the society folks that she hasn't
been committing a breach of etiquette
by wearing house slippers this week.
It is all due, she says, to ears growing
on her toes.
The other day while eating dessert
Dawkins told Pauline Beard if she
didn't quit giggling so much she
would get it all over her face. Where-
upon Pauline most innocently remark-
ed: "Get what all over my face? I
wish you would please explain your-
Grace Nelson went home this week-
end. She said she enjoyed the visit.
No doubt she did, being as He lives
Launia Bates has been playing ten-
nis with Mr. Hoist. To hear her tell
it, he likes to play with her better
than anybody. I think it would be
quite proper for this to be reported to
Lucile Gray, saying nothing less of
Ardis Cole, i
Little Miss Vera Claunch had on a
new dress the other day. It's hard to
tell whether she did it on purpose or
whether Florence thought it advisable.
Ola Belle Singleton has been a pret-
ty regular visitor in our community.
In all probability she still has those
chocolate colored French heel pumps
for sale and hasn't enough encourage-
ment to pop the question.
The iron was left on the other day
and the ironing board cover was
scorched. Let tjiis a warning to
those whom it rnayconcern, that when
CISCO HUSKIES TO
ON HAYS FIELD
Owing to unavoidable conditions
that have arisen Randolph College
postponed the game scheduled for
Friday till Saturday. So far as we
can find out Randolph has not played
a game this year of any importance.
We can only judge their strength by
past performances. The last two years
the Cisco College bunch have had
strong teams and it is to be expected
that they are stronger this year,than
Coach Wisdom is not taking any
chances arid is grooming his huskies
to go jnto the game and show what
they can do, 1 Some pf the men .are
pretty sore from Friday's game with
Howard, Payne but 'as a, whole the
bunch will be fit for action.
Butler , and Age% yoU leadaFB, -will
be in charge of' the pep squad and
with the support of the student body
the team expects to initiate Hays
Feld with Tarleton's first victory of
PITY THE POOR LETTER "E"
* Someone has decided that the letter
"e" is the most unfortunate letter in
the English alphabet because it is al-
ways out of cash, forever in debt,
never out of danger, and in hell all the
time. No little credit is due, however,
in that, it, is never in war .always in
peace. We are deeply indebted to the
little letter since it is the beginning of
existence, the commencement of ease,
and the end of trouble. Without it
there would be no meat, no life and
no Heaven. It is the center of hon-
esty, and although it starts off in
error, it ends :by making love perfect.
K. N. Baxley will leave Sunday for
Oklahoma City, where he will attend
the Photographers Convention on Oct.
13, 14,15, and 16th. During Mr. Bax-
ley's absence the work of his gallery
will be. looked after by Mrs. Baxley
and attended to with the same care
AIN'T IT JUST LIKE 'EM?
A certain, sweet young thing put us
wise toathe fact that she would like to
see her name in The J-Tac. Since it
was in our power to grant her this
favor—also since we thought perhaps
we would need some "space filler^'—
we promised to comply with her 'Wfish,
then she very modestly requested that
if we mentioned her to please with-
hold her name—— -( ? )
Mr. Howell: "Why don't youvmake
bread like mother used to make?"
Mrs. Howell: "I will when you
make dough like father used to make.'
leaving the iro non be sure you leave
it on top of what you're ironing so no
damage will be done.
The garbage can is not at a very
good location. We believe if it were
moved to an angle of 93° from the
door we would get more benefit from
it—especially on Sunday nights.
Florence Green says she has a free
period each week. If any girls want
handkerchiefs laundered see her.
MR. CLOUGH MARRIES
On Saturday evening at the home of
the bride's parents in Fort Worth,
Mr. Homer Clough and Miss j. Aline
Crowell were united in marriage. Im-
mediately after the ceremony the
bridal pair left for Medina,Ohio,
where th,e groom is supervisor of
During the past year Mr. Clough
was the voice teacher in Tarleton
Miss Crowell was manager of the
Army Store of this place. In addition
to her splendid business ability she is
a young woman of many fine qualities
and much charm. She is a sister to
Chester L. Crowell of New Yark, who
has contributed many articles to lead-
Both of the contracting parties are
fine young people and' have many
friends in the College and in Stephen-
ville who wish them much happiness
RECEIVED M DEAN DAVIS
85' East Sixth St;, Atlanta Ga,
—Dear Mr. DavisIt has been
some time since you have heard
about what has been termed my
kaleidoscopic career, hasn't it? I
missed Stephenville enroijte this
summer and therefore missed you,
so yau may not have heard that
I'm1 "doing time" in Atlanta. Don't
mistake my meaning since the
above said career has nothing to
do with the fact that a Federal
Prison is here entertaining suph
celebrities as the famous B. and
Lg, Renos, not to mention exser-
vice men, such as Debs. I'm ,at
the girls senior high school. Why?
I do not know positively—partially
because I like to travel, partially,
because being here gave me the
oportunity to work on a, problem
I needed to pursue before return-
ing to College work. That I miss
Tarleton I admit, that I wish I
were back I confess too, but—I'm
And I'm still new. Since my
arrival enough time has not elaps-
ed to make me get over that fresh-
man feeling. There wasn't anoth-
er new teacher'to start this year
—hence my verdant state. My in-
tentions are not to remain in that
condition too long.
At present my student® (?) are
doing "themes." I have just re-
constructed one and intend to have
it more subtley done on Monday.
It is on "The Sensations of Being
a Common Pin"—for a subject-
though I plead for more vanity of
title. This particular paper has
rather spicy material. The poor
Pin was stuck on so many people
—onlyto end its take in an anti-
clmax postion on the apron of a
wash woman. Another paper on
the same subject wth "A Pin's
Point of View" for title pleased
me. But al this—had you been a
student of mine—might make your
imagination a trifle homesick.
You have heen to Atlanta, have-
n't you ? Then I need not go into
the city of the Southland with its
Five Points to confuse one. Five
Points1, you will recall, is fie most
conjested part of the city where
(Continued op page 4>
SHOW GOOD STUFF,
At three-thirty the Tarleton Plow-
boys, whi<>h included Jennings, Kitz -
hugh, Johnson, Mulloy, Vermillion,
Strickel, Bennett, Parry, Taylor, *Wit-
cher, and Menzies, came on' the field.
'At three-forty-five the Yellow Jack-
ets, accompanied by cheers from the
grand stand, strutted with dignity on
At exactly four o'clock the whistle
blew, and the combat began. On the
first kick-off the Yellow Jackets sent
the ball across our goal line. The
ball was brought back to the twenty
yard line. The first two downs Tarle-
ton, was held back with stubborn re-
sistance. On the third down, Perry
plowed through center for a four yisrd
gain, Jennings punted to their forty
yard-line,' The Yellow; Jacfccss failed
to return the punt.
For the. next three downs the 'op-
ponents fought consistently for slight
gains. On the fourth down, with two
and one-half yards to go, they pur.ted
across our goal line. Ball was placed
on twenty'yard line.
Johnson and Parry plunged the line
with very slight gains. Jennings then
punted. The punt was blocked, and
the ball bounced backward over the
goal line. Nunnally, playing left-end
for Howard Payne, covered for the
first touchdown. McAllister,failed for
the extra point. Score, Howard Payne
6; John Tarleton 0.
In the kick-off, the ball fell in the
arms of Jennings, who returned it 20
yards. Johnson, in an. attempt to go
through the line fumbled, but Ben-
nett recovered the ball. . The Plow-
boys held them to four downs, and i^he
ball goes over. The next three downs
Howard Payne advanced approximate-
ly eight yards, McAlister - attempted
to drop k;ck from the thirty yard line.
The kick fell short of the goal. Tay-
lor recovered the kick and returned it
fifteen yards. Parry plunged the line
for a 3-yard gain, but could go no
farther. Johnson then punted forty
yards to Chaney. On the first dowri,
McAlister made five yards around left
end. A forward pass from Chaney to
Cook placed them 25 yards nearer the
goal, also making a first down, How-
ard Payne fumbled, and the plowboys
got the ball. Parry went through the
line for four^yards. On the next play,
Johnson fumbled the ball. The Yel-
low Jackets on it, and it was again in
their possession. The opponents were
steadily gaining when the quarter
At the beginning of the second
quarter , the ball was on our 20-yard
line. After,two vain attempts to break
through the Plowbay line, an attempt
was made to drop kick. The ball hit
the goal post. It was placed on the
20-yard line. On the second down,
Johnson made a rush around right
end for only four yards. The ball
was then given to Parry, who loses
slightly; Johnson punted about 30
yards. Chaney received, and returned
5 yards. The next three downs Tar-
leton held them to slight gains. They
then,punted, and the ball went out-
side, It .was again placed on our 20-
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