The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 18, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 4, 1925 Page: 1 of 4
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J - TAC
students, faculty, citizens of stephenville help that
basketball team to "carryon"
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STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1925
the cross drug store
the varsity shop
NEAR THE CAMPUS
AGAIN we are father inclined to
believe that Fate has been unkind -to
us—for instance, one of our beloved
instructors takes n notion to marry
and when a woman gets that idea in-
to her head it is .useless to try to
Miss Hewitt's leaving was an un-
expected blow to the college as a
whole. Her smiling face will be mis-
sed and the various capacities in
which she served have suffered a
Largely due to Miss Hewitt's ef-
forts, co-operation and advice the J-
Tac has enjoyed a very successful
year so far. The staff misses he?—
the college misses her— however, we
know that her heart its rig'hc where-
ever she may be.
WE wish Miss Hewitt the same de-
gree of success and happiness iri mar-
ried life as she enjoyed in college life
GRADUALLY but surely we are
wearing a district championship in
basketball and then—into the State
ffinals. It isn't cinched by far and it
will take our- all and .more of the
"never-say-die," fight „to make the
THE reports coming from the reg-
istrar's office show that we had
a group of "bustees,"
Happily, however, most of the
"bustees" failed because of their own
attitude and the only course to pur-
sue was the axe.
WE welcome with joy, the first
real display of class spirit, and inci-
dentally antagonism, if you will per-
mit the term, between the Seniors and
the Juniors during the run-off in the
THE determniation of each class
to win made the affair an enjoyable
one as well as a profitable one. We
hope that this spirit will carry on.
THE world has gone crazy over
cross word puzzles.
Tarletpn students have asked for a
series of puzzles and if it is in our
power their wishes are -not to be
denied very much longer. Now you
students who have' some of those real
crossy cross word puzzles, that are
capable of crossing the crossest cross
word puzzle, bring them around and
we'yy give them thoughtful con-
We want puzzles worked out with
Tarleton designs and full of the rea!
Plowboy atmosphere that reigns su-
premo here abouts.
DEATH entered our very portals
and mysteriously brought to an end
the life of an esteeemd Plowboy.
Blessed with a wonderful future, sud-
denly the thread of life was snapped
and a career, however, brilliant it
might have been was stopped in the
making— and we wonder why.
Louise Matheny claims she has
more new neighbors than any other
girl in school. In the "Bachelor's Ap-
partment" to her left she has so
many she has failed to make an ac-
curate count of them. Bailey and
Forney have moved in with Hollinger
and Bolen—and thus, she has two
more new ones. Most of them are
officers though, and officers know too
the passing of
A gloom hangs over Tarleton, for
Lee Porter is dead. To the student
body and faculty of today and to
those of last year that message means
that Tarleton has lost one of the
trusest and most sincere students
that ever enrolled in any institution.
Lee was born September 20, 1904,
and under the careful guidance of a
loving mother and father, he passed
through the first stage of life—the
age of infancy. By the characteristics
that he exemplified in his later life,
we know that this period of life was
well directed. Inherently he was
good, and his enviroment and training
only strengthened his native chara-
He entered the public schools at a
normal age, and began his prepara-
tion to live. He successfully passed
through the primary and_ grammar
grades, completing his high school
work at Carlton in 1923 as valedic-
torian of his class. In the fall of that
same year he entered Tarleton college
as a junior. He was soon recognized
by his instructors as a hoy of earnest-
ness of purpose and high scholarship.
He was never satisfied with any thing
below the best, Hiis faithful and ef-
ficient work as a member of the
band. showed that he entered into
student activities with the same zeal
as he did in literary work.
When the, fall term opened this
year, he re-entered college as a senior
and he was just completing the first
semester's work when he was stricken
with his last -illness'. During the
Christmas holidays he took prelimi-
nary examination for appointment to
West Point and, making the highest
grades of any applicant, received the
appointment to take effect "July 1,
1925, It was during his illness that
he received notice of this appoint-
ment. While considering his accept-
ance, he asked the advice of several
friends; to each he expressed his re-
luctance to be separated from his
parents, his sisters, and brother for
the eight years required for the train-
ing. His devotion to his home was
Lee is dead at twenty. While one
might say his period of preparation
for service to his fellowmen was
never finished, yet his life was one
of such sweetness, such purity, such
nobility that the world has been en-
riched by his having lived in it. "He
is the finest boy a mother ever had.
He is ready to go," These words of
his brave mother as she watched her
dying boy express all that those who
knew and loved him would like to
say of him.
ment to west pt
Capt. Adjutant Lester Vickery is
first in line for the appointment to
West Point from Congressional Dis-
trict fiSiimber 11, since the death of
Sergeant Porter, who received the ap-
pointment after he was striken ill
last week. This appointment is grant-
ed upon the basis of a competitive
examination and it is noteworthy to
observe that these two boys, both
Cadets and students of this institu-
tion should make the highest average
of their congressional district, on this
examination which was given during
the. Christmas holidays. Capt. Vick-
rey has not yet received his official
appointment but since he is now the
one with the highest average, he will
probably receive this' appointment
within the next few days. This should
be enough to convince us that Tarle-
ton stu.dents are doing things worth
while and are in position to hold
those honors which are conferred up-
on only a small number from each
fine arts dept.
That the teachers of the Fine Arts
Department are royal entertainers,
cannot be denied; nor can it be denied
that the reception they gave for their
students last Wednesday night was
the most enjoyable night of the sea-
The conservatory was decorated
with gaily colored crepe paper and
bobbing balloons, and when each of
the guests had donned a gala cap of
brilliant hues, the Mardi Gras spirit
was on, and shreiks of laughter in-
dicated that a good time was in evi-
Mrs. Richardson entertained first
with a getting acquainted game. Then
Mr. Charles Froh had the floor and
had the guests play "Postoffiee." Mr.
Hunewell kept us busy with the "Top
game." Several games and contests
were featured by Mr. Donier—and by
way of explanation, we just want to
say to those of yo'u who missed the
psgfcy that; , Mr, .jpgnier Js- perfectly
serumptous at such fetes.
Miss Ferguson had us to write tele-
grams from ten letters of the alpha-
bet that someone else put down. . All
of them were screamingly funny but
we believe this was best. "Old horse
very sick with appendicitis let every
body pray!! After Miss Lillard and
Mr. Hoist entertained us, we were
served delicious refreshments and bid
a fond good night.
Kah! Rah! Rah! for the Fine Arts
pl0wb0ys cop first tilt
with weatherford college
track and base-
ball diamond to
This week Coach Wisdom is work-
ing a number of Cadets teams, etc., in
overhauling the Cinder path. The
track is to be cut down, levelled, and
After the track is put in shape, the
base ball diamond will be re-soiled
preparatory tp ushering in one of
the most successful seasons in the
History of Tarleton.
In connection with this article,
Coach Wisdom requests that any one
in town.having a surplus supply of
cinders and wishing to get rid of
them will please phone him and he
will be glad to haul them off and will
appreciate the donation as he needs
all the cinders that are available.
Coach Wisdom is also working over
the two tennis courts immediately to
the rear of the gym in preparation
for selecting a team that will carry
off State Honors again this year.
boy and girl
In the final contest for the most
popular boy and girl of the College,
the seniors put their candidates over
in grand style, thereby maintaining
a large prevalent custom.
Candidates were selected from each
class by a priliminary ballot and from
the four candidates who received the
greatest number of votes In this con-
test were chosen winners of the final
run-off, Lieut, Col. "Jake" Hammond
and Miss Bessie Lea Sears. Col. Ham-
mond, besides being the "big chief,"
of the Cadet Corps and president of
the students council, is a four year
man at Tarleton. and has received
three letters in baseball for the three
seasons past, •
Miss-Sears has been' a student here
for three years, and was the candi-
date from the Junior Class of. last
year in the final contest for most
The Junior candidates of this year,
who were second in the race were,
Miss Evelyn Floyd from Winters',
Texas, and Football Captain, Leslie
(Al) Jennings from Lubbock.
This contest was held on a basis of
one cent per vote, the money thus re-
ceived going to the fund of the year-
book, "The Grassburr."
cage games for
Feb, 6, Weatherford College, there.
Feb, 7, Weatherford College, there.
Feb. 9, Grubbs, here
Feb. 10, Grubbs, here.
Feb. 13, Decatur, here.
Feb 14, Decatur, here,
Feb. 19, Meridian, there,
Feb. 20, Meridian, there.
Feb. 23, Grubbs, there.
Feb. 24, Grubbs, there.
Miss Babel Hewitt arranged for
a,nd sponsored a very beautiful
program last Thursday night for
the Junior class. Bessie Brownlee
played several piano selections; Miss
Hewitt, herself, read the beautiful
story of the "Happy Prince." The
male quartet sang, "Love's Old Sweet
Song," and as an encore, sang, "Levee
Song," and Mrs. Swan Richardson
played two beautiful and exquisite
violin numbers, and Al Jennings read
a letter to the class that Miss Hewitt
had written as words of goodbye.
Miss Hewitt was loved by every
member of the Junior class; and her
departure is keenly regreted. Not
to the extent however- that the love
and best wishes of the Jniors do not
go with her. We shall have to admit
that in our selfishness we would want
to keep her, but not. one among us k
selfish enough not to feel happy at
the thoughts that she is happy."
In the first of a two-game series
with Weatherford College, the Plow-
boys apparently bewildered at the
swift attacks launched by the Deacons
in the first few minutes of playing,
in which time they amassed five
points before .the Plowboys tallied,
finally rallied 'and playing in old
time form licked the Deacons by a
score of 39-17.
The game was marked by many
personal fouls on each side. For
Tarleton, Jennings, Bennett and Mul-
loy (Capt). went out by the personal
foul route early-in the second half.
For Weatherford,i Ray, and Young,
the same way disqualified.
Weaver led in scoring with five
field tosses and seven free baskets.
Capt. Mulloy was close behind with
three field tallies and three free
Young tied with Hutchinson for
.scoring honors with eight points each
on Deacon team.
Capt. Shelton of Howard Payne re-
fereed a grand -game though a trifle
Substitutes were, Fitzhugh, Dunn-
ing and Hubby for Tarleton; Sharp,
and Leberman for Weatherford.
The same teams play again Tues-
day night. *
in last game, 48-9
In last Tuesday night's game with
Meridian College, the Plowboys flash-
ed a brilliant offensive and as a re-
sult of combined team work and cool,
accurate tossing, the score gradually
mounted higher fqr the Aggies, while
the Cougars apparently rattled and
unable to fathom the Plowboy at-
tacks, failed to find the basket con-
sistently in either half.
Jennings led in the scoring for Tar-
leton with eight field tosses, Nix was
second with five tosses from the court
to his credit.
For Meridian, Ballew led in the
scoring making six of the nine points.
Dutch Meyer of T. C. U. refereed
the game, his work was highly satis-
Miss Hewitt Marries
Misses Lacy, Marrs, Looney and Mr.
Rich returned Sunday afternoon from
Georgetown where they attended on
Saturday, the wedding of Miss Mabel
Hewitt to Mr. Allen J. Weaver of
An extended -account of the wed-
ding will apear in next week's issue
of the J-Tae.
The Plowboy who plows and plows
and seldom sows, soon ceases -to-
On. Saturday, Feb. 21, 1925 the
district ihterscholastic meet composed
of Eastland, Stephens, Palo Pinto,
Erath, Hamilton, Hood and Summer-
ville counties -will be held at Tarleton
on Hayes field.
Many prospective students for Tar-
leton next year will be among the
contestants and now is the time for
students from these various counties
to organize themselves as welcoming
committees. Arrange to meet the
contestants, show them around, make
them feel welcome and at home ,and
above all SELL TARLETON. .
A professor is. a person who is
always righW- The wise "student al-
ways agrees with him.
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