The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, February 18, 1927 Page: 1 of 4
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SENIOR ISSUE NEXT
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, FEBRUARY 18, 1927.
PLOWBOYS TRADE OUT WITH N. T. A. C. HORNETS
FOR TERM IS
The semester honor toll as present-
ed below is almost as large as the one
for a corresponding term last year.
Sixty-three names appear on the pres-
ent roll, while sixty-eight were on the
list at the close of the first semester
Herewith is a list of the students
who made "B" or better in all subjects
for the first semester:
Brown, Pearl Elizabeth
Coueh, J. R.
Crouch, Mary Belle
Dukes, Hope ,
Ficken, B. A.
Hiler, J. L.
Hosford, R. L.
Kennedy, H. C.
Lester, Alma H.
Neblett, Charles, Jr. *
Pannill, W. C.
Schovajsa, E. L.
Shafer, R. E.
Studeman, O. J.
"My dear I wish you could make
the bread that my mother used to
make," remarked the groom.
The bride smiled and answered',
"Well dear, I wish you could make
thje dough my father used to
Bean J. Thomas Davis Is
Cleared In Minority Report
Military salutes are in effect from
this date on. Failure to comply with
regulations will result in morning
drill, two demerits, or both.
Dean Davis, Mr. Ferguson, Captain
Mulcahy, Mr. Howell, and all cadet
officers are entitled to the salute.
The hand salute is executed in the
The right hand is raised smartly
until the tip of the forefinger touches
the lower part of the headdress or
forehead (when headdress is not
worn) above and slightly to the right
of tfye right eye .thumb and fingers
extended and joined, palm to the left,
upper arm horizontal, forearm in-
clined at about 45', hand and wrist
straight; at the same time the head
and eyes are turned toward the person
saluted, but do not turn the head more
than 45J from the front nor look to
the rear when the salute has been ac-
knowledged or the person has passed
(and not until then, except as other-
wise prescribed) the arm is dropped
to its proper position by the side in
one motion, the heead and eyes turn-
ed to the front at the same time.—
(R. O. T. C. Manual, page 278.) Re-
fer to this page for a list of common
Salutes are to be exchanged every-
where except on the campus and in
front of the Varsity Shop.
The saluting distance is ,30 paces.
This means that the soldier salutes
any time he comes within 30 paces of
If a soldier is meeting an officer, he
salutes when in six paces of the offic-
er, and holds the salute until it is re-
turned or the officer has passed.
A soldier does not stop to salute
when passing an officer.
On Thursday night, February
10 at the college gymnasium, the
Tarleton Aggettes had a Majestic
The first thing on the program
was a pretty style show. The
dresses, coats, and hats were fur-
nished by Higginbotham and Cox's
Next came a Spanish dance and
song, the Shubert Quartet (Sher-
bet), in the park, contrast of old
fashioned dance and the modern
dance, chorus girls and a solo
Even though the weather was
bad, a large crowd was there and
everyone seemed to enjoy the pro-
'SMILING BOB" ENTERTAINS
Mrs. Railsback and her son, Ed,
of Carlton spent Sunday with
Mary and Ruth. We are always
glad to have Ed come back. He
is, as you know, one of our Tarle-
ton exes. He occupied his "own
place" in the gang for four years.
It really seems like the "good old
days," to see him anywhere around
Robert O. Briggs, known among
platform artists as "Smiling Bob," en-
tertained most charmingly a large
audience in the Tarleton gymnasium
Monday night, February 14. His pro-
gram consisted of a combination of
dialect readings, poems, anecdotes,
songs, and sketches in colored crayon
In his colored dialect readings, Mr.
Briggs seemed to surpass even the
negro himself in realisticness, For a
moment, one would think that he had
been brought up with the negro. Into
his portrayal of the Southern darkey,
he injected fun and laughter, along
with solemn earnestness.
In his poems and stories Mr. Briggs
exhibited originality and individual-
ism which touched the very hearts of
his listeners, who took away with
them nobler and better thoughts after
having heard him.
His songs, sung with a rich, melo-
dious voice, were woven together to
tell a story, or to illustrate some
sketch which he had drawn with a few
quick and skillful touches of the
As a whole, the program was one
of the most enjoyable of the lyceum
PROGRESS OF THE
STOCK JUDGING TEAM
For the benefit of those who do
not know anything about how our
stock judging team is progressing
I write this article. The boys are
working hard to go into the contest
to be held at the Fat Stock Show in
Fort Worth the first week in
March. Although the boys do not
have very much time, they are
working with every effort to bring
back the same "rep" that the team
last year brought back. A trip to
A. & M. College has been planned
for the week just before going to
Fort Worth to put the team in first
class condition for the contest.
There are only eight going out at
the present time. They are Bac-
on, Lockhart, Moore, Mader, Hall,
Drinkard, Flemming and Shoultz,
From this number three will be
chosen to constitute the team to
enter the contest.
MISS MAHAN TALKS
TO BOYS IN CHAPEL
Miss Pearl Mahan entertained the
boys in chapel Tuesday morning with
a short talk on reading. She pointed
out the abundance of good magazines
in the college library, and discussed
several of the leading writers and ar-
ticles of these magazines. In conclus-
ion, Miss Mahan urged students to
take advantage of the situation, and
to read more of what the writers of
today have to say.
A person asked to classify
French heels, said: "I should think
they would come under dresses."
The J-Tac has remained silent on
results concerning' the recent investi-
gation of the affairs of our college,
feeling that it was a better policy to
remain silent until some decisive ac-
tion was taken in the legislature. The
J-Tac feels now as if the proper time
has come to lay all the available ma-
terial in the hands of the student
body for their approval.
We present, herewith, the charges
brought against our dean by members
of the house, the student resolution
adopted by the students of John Tar-
leton College, in assembly, and the
minority report of the committee. Be-
sides the minority report and the stu-
dent resolution, both of which upheld
Dean Davis in a ijjost favorable man-
ner, The Lions Club, The Stephen-
ville Chamber of Commerce, The To-
lar Chamber of Commerce, The Fac-
ulty of John Tarleton College, The Ex-
Students' Association also drew up
resolutions in which the various orga-
nizations declared their confidence in
our present executive.
We firmly believe that nowhere
could be found a more efficient or
competent man to be the head of our
affairs. A more scrupulously honest
man could not be desired. That the
student body is well satisfied is evi-
denced by their eagerness to sign the
petition "submitted to them.
Following are the charges brought
against Dean Davis in the House
Excerpt from the House Journal,
Thirty-ninth Legislature, first called
Austin, Texas, September 30, 1926.
Provided for committee to investi-
gate blanket tax in John Tarleton Col-
Mr. Graves offered the following
H. C. R. No. 6, relating to blanket
tax in John Tarleton College.
Whereas, It has been brought to the
attention of some of"4he legislators
that there has been grave criticism of
"the management of the John Tarleton
Junior Agricultural College; and
Whereas, It is alleged that'the rec-
ords in the Comptroller's office show
that the dean, J. Thomas Davis, of the
John Tarleton Junior Agricultural
College has spent and allowed to be
spent excessive traveling expenses, in-
cluding payment for shaves, shines,
and scouting of football games; and
Whereas, It is alleged that students
attending the John -Tarleton Junior
Agricultural College are compelled to
pay, in addition to a large mainten-
ance fee, a blanket tax of fourteen
dollars and fifty cents ($14.50) to
finance football and other student ac-
Whereas, There are many boys
and girls in the John Tarleton Junior
Agricultural College who are unable
to finance football games and other
sports and who can get better advan-
tages by being permitted to pay only
the fees pertaining to the actual sup-
port of the college; and '
Whereas, The State has appropri-
ate funds to equip hospitals and pay
FIGHT IN TWO
(Continued on page 3)
Friday and Saturday nights of laat
week the Plowboys split a couple of
games with our old friends, Grubbs.
Grubbs'won the first night, 29-19. The
Plowboys came back again the follow-
ing night and won 32-25. So far, we
have only been able to tie them, but
the story has not ended yet—there are
still some more with them here when
the tournament comes off. At last
Grubbs has moved out of the famous
old "cracker-box," and has moved into
an old airplane hanger. There is a
good court there, but not much room
for spectators. For that reason, there
were not many Tarletonites there to
witness the games. However, on Sat-
urday night there were quite a number
of the Tarletonites there to root for
Both games were fast and furious,
as all Tarleton-Grubbs games are.
But gang, listen—some people might
think that Grubbs has real pep, but if
they could have been there when Big
Jesse was taken out of the last game,
they would have changed their minds.
If any further information is needed
about the above statement, just ask
someone who saw the gaijie.
After the game started, McCullough
and Hill of the Hornets began to ring
them up. It was either pure luck or
genius—I don't know which,' but there
were some of the most impossible
shots made that were ever seen. It
must have been luck, because neither
one of them could get right on the
second night. Houghton was our high
point man with six points. McCul-
lough of the Hornets was high point
man of the game with 13 points.
Player FG FT PF TP
Fitzgerald, F 1 2 1 4
Houghton, F 3 6
Mathews, C 1 2 4
Davis, G 112 3
Gill, G 1
Irwin, G 1 2
The next night the Plowboys turned
the tables on the Hornets. Big Jess
and Honk kept right on the tracks of
Hill and McCullough and did not give
them a chance while Suds, Fitzgerald,
and Houghton rang them up. All the
night before the team thought of our
old saying: "We haven't lost two
games in succession in six years," and
(that put the determination into them
to fight those Hornets off. Fouls were
numerous on both sides, but that is to
be expected, as everybody knows what
a fight is put up in any of our games
(Continued on page 4)
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