The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, March 25, 1927 Page: 1 of 4
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STEPHENVILLE> TEXAS, MARCH 25, 1927,
SOME GOOD DOPE
Following1 is an announcement rela-
tive to the inspection by Colonel Mayo
on March 29. This will be the final
Federal inspection of the year.
The orders and regulations follow:
1. Tuesday, March 29, 1927, Lieu-
tenant Colonel C. R.' Mayo, Cavalry
Corps Brea R. O. T. C. officer, will
conduct the annual Federal inspection,
of the Cadet Corps at this institution.
The day preceding- his inspection of
our upit he will inspect N. T. A. C.
(Grubbs). That he will make at least
a mental comparison of the units is a
foregone conclusion. This is straight
dope; get to going. LET'S LAND-
SLIDE GRUBBS.. — , X-
2. The following suggestions are
made for your information; carry
them out. If you can think of any-
thing else in the naturfe of good dope,
bueno; put it into effect and let the
rest of us know about it.
3. Uniform for the' 29th will be
full dress, very full. Caps not slouch-
ed, blouses and breeches cleaned and
Last week's 'issue of the Yellow
Jacket, Howard Payne, carried the
following article congratulating the
Plowboys for having won the ./Junior
College championship of Texas by de-
feating Grubbs in the finals of the
State Junior College tournament.
"With their defeat of the Grubbs
College basketball team last week,
the John Tarleton cagers won the
Junior College championship of
Texas by a score of 35-27. The
Plowboys will be remembered as the
scrapping^-liitje bunch of players
who defeated the Jackets in one of
the two games played here this sea-
son and who won both" of' the- tilts'
held betwe'en. them and the Jackets
' in their own gymnasium. , ' ' '
"The Plowboys' club has1 always
been an excellent aggregation of
fighters and when any team plays
them, win or lose, they realize that
they have been up against a real
quintet. And with it all, they !are
a clean bunch of sports. That's what
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It has been my experience
while I have attended Tarleton
these four years to come in
contact with numerous persons
who have compared us very fa-
vorably with the leading R. O.'
T. C, units, and most of them
have gone as far as to say
Tarleton has the neatest dress-
ed corps they had seen in
Texas. My opinion is that we
not only have the finest look-
ing cadets but the best in
every respect. t . .
Fellow Cadets, we have the
opportunity of keeping up this
tradition and I am counting on
you to the fullest extent.
- ^ BEM PI ALLEN,
Lieut. Col. Cmdg.
March 21, 1927.
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Notice! Any cadet wishing a pro-
motion in cadet corps report to gym-
nasium for boxing or wrestling prac-
IN SCHOOL PLAY
AT WEST. POINT
West Point, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1927.
Cadet, Othel R. Deering, class of
1930,,United'States Military Academy,
Wept ,Point, N,ew York (who formerly
attended Tolar High School, Tolar',
Texas, and John Tarleton Agricultural
College, Stephenville, Texas), son of
Mr. William KJ. Deering, Tolar, Texas,
and appointed to the Academy by the
Hon. Fritz G. Lanham, from the
twelfth Congressional District of
Texas, sang in the Cadet Chorus which
appeared in the first and second scenes
first act, of -the cadet's Hundredth
Night Show, styled "A , Nautical
Knot," which was produced this after-
noon and evening in the cadet gym-
nasium. The play, which wfts a mujsi-'
(jal comedy, in two acts and six scenes,
depicted a boat trip of the Corps of
Cadets from West Point to Venice.
Among his other accomplishments
and cjjjflits may'be mentioned the fol-
lowing:' Is a member of the gym "B"
squad for 1926-27; was appointed
temporary cadet sergeant (Christmas
FIRST AND TIE
How many know that we have a
baseball team? Last week-end the
Plowboys' nine defeated the Wegley
team in the first game, while the sec-
ond game was called in the eleventh
on acount of darkness.
McCorkle arid Williams were bat-
teries for the Plowboys the first game.
The first game was pretty fast'. The
Plowboys bunched a total of ten hits-
to Wesley's four. The score for the
fjrst day was 10-2 in favor of the
Plowboys. Bob Williams rattled the
Dean's' hen house for a home run, .and
Frank Mahan tried to beat Babe Ruth
by batting .760 per cent. McCorkle
was relieved by Parr in the 7th in-
ning. Both pitehers showed up well
for the first game.
The second' game was delayed by
rainj until late in the afternoon. But
the coaches, decided to play, even if the
field was muddy. The Plowboys start-
ed the game off by getting two scores
the first time at bat. Speedy Davis
and, Williams were the batteries for
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pressed, buttons and ornaments shin-
ed, ties black, shirt and collar white
and cleaned- No Dickies. Cartridge
belts cleaned and blancoed and adjust-
ed to fit. Sam Brownes polished, gray
Fox leggins, russet shoes, no black
nor tans. No whiskers on the 29th
nor long hair. This isn't the Russian
army. , '
4. Heels together and on ia line,
toes turned out equally at. an angle of
45 degrees, knees straight without
gtiffness, lips level and drawn slightly
back. Hip pockets and belt buckles
drawn slightly in. Bust-arched, shoul-
ders square and falling equally. Arms
hanging loosely : at the sides, thumbs
$nd forefingers aligned with seams at,
the side of breeches, back of hands
out. Head and eyes to the front
(especially when the band and officers
do their stuff); mind at attention,—-
very much so. Don't forget that the
Colonel will be watching all the time.
No unnecessary movements. Do your
stuff. . ,
5. Be sure your rifle is clean and
slightly oiled, screw heads, crevices
and gas port cleaned (use a match),
gup, sling properly adjusted, front
sight cover on, rear sight zeroed for
windage, rear sight all'the way down
and fastened. Slap the old gun around
and make a noise in doing the manual.
6. . Don't get buffaloed when the
Colonel faces you; don't get the heebie
jeebies. Your , namej if asked, is,
"Cadet Jones' of Company B, sir," or
"Cadet Corpl. Doe, Company,A, sir."
If you are asked a question, listen,
think, and talk English,
^ 7. Salute on inspection day as per
orders posted on bulletin hoard except
in case of the Colonel. Salutp him
any place you meet him out of doors,
when you are not in formation, hand
salute. If in formation, stand at at-
tention but do not salute; if armed
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"We congratulate them in their
success and, if they cannot always
be winners, we say that they will
' be sports and will give their best."
We appreciate merited praise, and
Howard Payne, "we thank you." , It
has always been the aim of John Tar-
leton to play clean games and fight
to the finish, win or lose. *
We are very dose to Howard Payne
Inasmuch as many of our graduates
go there to finish. Though not exact-
ly sister institutions we are close
, To be recognized as worth while by
so excellent an institution is very
agreeable to us. Again, Howard
Payne, thank you.
TARLETON HAS UNUSUALLY
BRILLIANT SPEAKER HERE
---Arthur, W. Evans, the distinguished
Welsh orator, has left his unforgetable
personality in the minds of all who
heard him Friday night and again at
chapel Saturday morning;
Dr. Evans is the finest orator whom
it has been the good fortune of Ste-
phenville to hear' in many days, for in
point of pleasing, personality, beauti-
ful enunciation and diction, and un-
usual understanding of audience psy-
chology, he has few peers.
His story in chapel of a baseball
game and the English lack of tinder-
standing of American slang and base-
ball parlance found high favor With
the Tarleton students.
and out of ranks, the rifle salute will
be given; if inside and unarmed, re-
move the cap and stand at attention
and do not salute unless spoken to by
. - 8, The above is good dope if you
understand plain United States.
M. J, MULCAHY,
Capt, Inf. D. O, L., P. M. S. & T.
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FROM CAPTAIN WILCOX +
TO COMPANY B < 4
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- To the men of Company B 4
I wish to express my gratitude 4
for their hearty co-operation in ; 4.
military affairs this past few 4
months. Now comes the most
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FROM CAPTAIN WILLIAMS 4
TO COMPANY A 4
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The success of Company A
trying part of our work—the-
inspection oh the 29th, by
Follow the instructions given
in' the issued orders and the
Captain's talk. These contain
With your assistance Com-
pany B can win from Company
A and defeat our rival school—-
Grubbs. That is my wish.
in the coming inspection is the
one thing I most desire. Al-
though I was not present, on
Monday I feel that the men of
Company A will do their Jbest.
Our ambition is to win from
B Company and surpass the
record of our rival institution
v- CAPT. WILLIAMS.
(By telegraph from Brown-
make) in 1926; entered the United
States Military Academy July 1, 1926.
sophs have the most
brilliant social af-
fair of the year
Thursday "evening, March 17,
the Sophomores and their guests
gathered at the new dining hall to
celebrate St. Patrick's Day,
■ On entering the v dining- hall,
they found itgjvery appropriately
decorated forPthe occasion. As
each person entered he had a
shamrock pinned on the lapel of
the coat or on the shoulder. All
then signed their names in an at-
tractive guest book; which was
green and white.
When all were assembled, var-.
ious Irish games were played.
The most unique features of the
evening were the jirizes. For
first prizes a large green pig and a
high prowiied hat (green • also,)
filled ^vith mints were given, A
smaller green pig was given for a
prize in a shamrock pinning con-
test. But the most interesting
and comical prizes were the boob-
ies,, which were small green liz-
When all of the games were
played, refreshments which con-
sisted of green and white brick
ice cream andi angel food cake,
were served. ,
Every one enjoyed this as thor-
oughly as_hehad enjoyed the
games. The favors were small
Irish whiskey jugs (which opened
up into fans.
At ten fifteen o'clock the party
broke up. Every one went home
declaring that Miss Mahan cer-
tainly, knew ,how to entertain a
group of young people,
Tarleton the second day. In the 8th
inning we had the game sowed up
6-2 when two errors on our part, tied
the score. Parr again relieved Davis.
The game was called in the 12th on
acount of darkness., The team played
well, for the first games; When some
of the other hurlers' arms get well
we will have some more good games.
The coach has 20 games scheduled for
the season, so let's come out and show
some interest, because we have an-
other chance to beat Gruhbs out of a
third championship this year.
PROF. SMITH BUYS FINE
ANIMALS FOR TARLETON
H, N. Smith, ^professor of animal
.husbandry, recently bought three very
fine animals for the college farm.
Crestmead's Model was bought to'
head the, Shorthord herd. He of the
Clipper family and is straight Scotch
bred, tracing his lineage directly' to
Amos Cruickshank, His fifth dam was
"Cicely" who was owned by the Queen"
of England. Cicely was the first prize
winner. champion cow at the Smith-
field Show and was quite a favorite
with the1 Queen. A Canadian fancied
Cicely and wished to buy her, but the
Queen would not sell her. The loyalty
of the Canadians was recalled to her
mind, and after driving out ,to see
Cicely every day for two weeks, Her
Majesty finally let the Canadian take
the cow, apd now one of Cicely's de-
scendants is grazing; on the Tarleton
The heifer, Lac-kawana Blossom IV,
■was also purchased for the college
fr(3m Frank Scofield of Hillsboro. This
heifer, is of the Orange Blossom fam-
ily, also Scotch bred.
Linnie Mail II, a heifer |rom the
Duchess family, was purchased from
J. Doss Miller, Jr. of De Leon.
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