The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, March 18, 1927 Page: 1 of 4
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STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, MARCH 18, 1927.
SPEED OF RUNNER TO BE
MEASURED BY ELECTRICITY
Ithaca, N. Y.—And mow they are
to measure a runner's speed by
Dr. A. V. Hill of the University
of London, non-resident lecturer
in chemistry at Cornell University,
is experimenting on Cornell atu
dents. Members of the university
track team will co-operate in his
experiments. One thing needed in
the accurate study of fatigue is
the exact record! of the speed of
the runner. This, Professor Hill
believes he can obtain with the aid
He has designed an electrical
apparatus which requires no effort
on the part of the runner except
the wearing of a small steel mag-
aate on his jersey. The passage
of the magnate past the coil caus-
es an induced current in the val-
vanometer which is recorded on
moving photographic paper. Such
a method, Dr. Hill declares, will
enable him to measure time down
to the five-hundredth of a second.
Professor Hill also has arrang-
ed a contest with Dr. Charles Best
of Toronto, to find out whether
Cornell Athletes can consume more
oxygen in a minute than their Can-
adian rivals, andi whether they can
exhaust themselves more com-
ESSAY ON SMOKING WOMEN
Yes, the smoking women is a
new cause for concern. The day
was, in the long ago, when the
woman in the pioneer, and in the
frontier homes smoked pipes. They
did so because cigars were scarce
and cigarrettes had not come into
vogue. Women in that day smok-
ed for health reasons mostly. It
proved to be a habit that became
discredited); consequently it disap-
Now the present day woman is
smoking cigarettes—perhaps not
to any large extent. However, the
number is large enough. The mo-
tive controlling women in their de-
sires for the use of tobacco is not
easily analyzed. We think it is
psychological; a matter of the
mind just to do what the boys do
and the men do; just to appear un-
conventional, free, liberal and tol-
erant, This is the most disgust-
ing thing we see—a woman smok-
ing a cigarette. We have such
contempt for her that the English
language fails as a medium to ex-
press our disgust. Nevertheless,
the present day woman smokes, not
realizing there isn't one self-res
pecting andi woman-respecting
man in a hundred who takes pleas-
ure in seeing a woman smoke a
cigarette. Such a woman lowers
the standard of morality, reduces
the degree of esteem men have for
her, and registers, maybe not to
the lowest level of morality, but to
a mediocre level where sensitive-
ness of fine moral standards has
been dulled and turned.
It is the common conviction of
serious minded physicians that
smoking lowers the vitality of wo-
man, and1 sometimes releases in her
system a poisonous narcotic, rob
bing her of powers which form the
fundamental nature of her being.
One should pity the young woman
who has no more control over her-
self than to foolishly follow others
who think it looks smart to sit at
the dining table or lounge in the
library puffing a cigarette.
Every school has its own so-
called spirit. The old students
on their return to .the school al-
ways say something about the
school spirit to the students that
are in school at that time.
Every one of us think that our
school haa.-tiie-_.best spirit of any
school in the world. What do stu-
dents of other colleges think? Are
we not sometimes a little narrow-
minded about this subject?
What we must do is to allow
other isqhools the same right that
we Have. They have aTschool spir-
it and our only duty is to make our
own spirit so fine that there will'
be no doubts in ours, or anyone
else's mind, as to which school in
Texas has the best school spirit.
This loyal spirit that the stu-
dents of Tarleton have shown has
helped this school very much in
past years, and it is up to we stu-
dents of today to keep up that spir-
it and in that way benefit the stu-
dents of tomorrow.
AGEE ELECTED JUNIOR
CLASS PRESIDENT AT
HOWARD PAYNE COLLEGE
In a class election last week,
the Junior class of Howard Payne
elected Forest .Agee as class pres-
ident, Everybody in Tarleton re-
members Agee as one of the most
enthusiastic yell leaders TaVleton
has ever had, and we are sure,
from the above note, that he is
continuing his energetic work in
"READING MAKETH A FULL
BATTLES NIGHT MARAUDERS
They attacked him in the dark
woods. He, fought right and left and
at times it looked as if he would win
the conflict . Blood had been shed on
both sides and more of the night ma-
rauders were closing in. Due to his
size he withstood their assaults for
some time. He could hear whispers
from all sides but he could not see his
enemies until one struck him in an un-
guarded place. The dreadful scene of
carnage was too much for the invinc-
ible strength of the lone battler so he
made a final' assault and withdrew to
the folds of a mosquito bar where they
could not follow.
"Reading maketh a full man,"
is the observation of a wise phil-
osopher. The importance of good
literature in the home cannot be
We can think of few things more
important than to be on the alert
searching after attractive readable
books with good moral tone that
will entertain, and, at the same
time leave a deposit of useful
knowledge as Well as spiritual in-
Young people are sure to read,
and they must read. Their minds
are like a climbing vine. If you
go into your garden and fix a good
stake, it will climb in the direc-
tion it is trained; if you neglect
it, it will run along the ground and
climb up a ragweed. It can but
run; it must climb and • entwine
itself about something, if only a
weed. Just so with the young.
Then we should select literature
free from profanity, from vulgari-
ty, from irreverence. It should
be clean, pure and elevating.
The home that hasn't an accum-
ulation of good, attractive „books
suitable to the various ages of the
ehildrem of the family is by no
means properly furnished.
What a vast difference there is
between those people who are in-
different to reading and those who
improve every opportunity to read
the best of books. The reading
man or woman has an illuminated
face. There is a certain culture
in his tone of voice; his manner
and conversation showing their ac-
quaintance with great, good books.
To entertain, enlarge, enlighten
and improve yourself, read good
books, histories, biographies, trav-
el. Read of bees, birds, beasts,
insects, minerals, trees, plants and
flowers. Read of the great wars,
of the great leaders , of men, com-
manders, statesmen, authors and
artists. Read the Bible, read of
the 3aints, of the martyrs, of the
great revivals of religion, of mis-
sionary movements. Read the bio-
graphies of the devout men and
women who have counted large in
the religious life of the world.
Keep good books and periodicals
about you and do not let the spare
time go to waste, but store up in
ARTHUR WALWYN EVANS
TO SPEAK TONIGHT IN THE
Arthur Walwyn Evans, for the
past twelve years, one of, Ameri-
ca's platform favorites, will speak
Friday night, March 18, in the
Tarleton gymnasium. He will
choose one of the following sub-
jects : "The Little Red School
house;" "What Western Demo-
cracy Means to Me."
Mr. Evans is a Welsh humorist
lecturer. Tarleton lyceum follow-
ers are promised a delightful even
ing by the brilliant artist.
The world sees a bareheaded lad
speeding down the street in a flashy
sport car.1 "College student," says the
world, and shakes its poor old head
despairingly. The world hears of wild
night rides, of beach parties, and all
sorts of things that Aunt Prudence
wouldn't think of doing, all of which
the world of Aunt Prudences labels
The joy-boys who furnish the ^in-
iquitous old ball" with fresh reasons
for jumping out of its orbit may not
even be college students, but that
doesn't matter. "They look like stu-
dents, so they must be," says the
And because the world is like a
huge potato which has eyes but sees
not, it takes it for granted that col-
lege life is a huge joke, that all stu-
dents have only an excessive desire
for play and no ambition.—The Ohio
TARLETON DEBATERS WILL
PUT UP A HARD FIGHT
Listen students, did you know we
had a debating team—and a real one
at that? Well, we have! Lester
Smith was on the team last year and
you know he has the stuff to put out..
And if you had heard Bill Hurtt in the
tryout the other night you would be
convinced of his ability. We are going
to meet some hard teams soon. On
April 1 we meet McMurry there. On
April 12 Decatur comes here, and on
April 29 we meet Weatherford here.
Our aims are to be good sports
throughout—lose or win. Team, we
are backing you. Put all you have
into it. Tarleton must go on the map
WHERE IS THAT BASEBALL PEP?
Next Saturday night from 9:30
to 11 o'clock Miss Lillard and Mr.
Froh are going to put on a pro-
gram over the radio station W. B.
A, P. Be sure to listem in.
Wilma Wren had company from
home last week-end. Her mother, Mrs,
Wren, Miss Annie Harris, Mrs. Pate
and little daughter, Dorothy, were
your mind useful information that
will make you wise and strong and
happy in every relation of life and
helpful to your fellow beings about
What The Freshmen Contributed
And This Was to be Their Issue
The other day I overheard two
prominent Tarleton students talking.
One of them made the remark that it
did no good to write anything in the
J-Tac about "pep" and "Tarleton
spirit" as it had been written so much
and the same thing was always said
about it. . . .. .
Something must be done! We are
champions in football and basketball.
Where is the baseball season going to ?
That spirit is buried in us somewhere,
because we surely put it out at that
Grubbs game. The spirit might be old
but if its the right kind of spirit it is
not going to get stale. Let us start
the ball to rolling. Fifteen for Tarle-
O. W. L. S. ENTERTAIN
Last Wednesday afternoon the 0.
W. L. S. entertained the Les Lunettes
and other friends with a theatre party.
Immediately after the show the party
went to Holt's Drug Store for refresh-
ments, The tables were attractively
arranged with sweet peas in the cen-
ter of each. The party adjourned just
in time for the dormitory girls to get
in by six o'clock, The guests were Miss
Mahan, Miss Hennigan, Miss Fellman,
Olga Arnold, Ruth Grimes, Virginia
Lowry, Jewell Moore, Lynn Woodward,
Mildred Howell, Adeline Pannill,
Leatha Holley, Rudene Boyd, Pauline
Blackburn, Ruth Clark, Mary Walker,
and Josephine Arendell.
HOLD THAT LINE!
One day while a painter was
painting the flag pole on the Wool-
worth building he lost his balance
and fell. He fell ten or twelve
stories before he saw the ground
coming up and realized what had
happened. He knew that he had
to do something quick so be decid-
ed that the best thing to do would
be to jump to one ide and let the
ground go on by but he jumped
the wrong way andi hit a building
and killed himself.
Now if that man had stopped
and thought for just a second or
two he probably would have been
living today.—Yellow Jecket.
HINTS FROM P. S. DEPART-
Last week Hayden Edwards and
May Cantrell judged a debate for
We are looking forward to Bon-
nie Touchstone's telling about her
first engagement in chapel soon.
She calls him "Jack," but really
and truly we wonder if it is not
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