The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 2, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 5, 1929 Page: 1 of 4
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Industry is not only the instrument of improve-
ment but the foundation of pleasure. —Blair
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, OCTOBER 5, 1929
SCHEDULE IN HISTORY
And everybody else,
This is the season for the great-
eat American sport. We llave great
hope that the Plowboys -will win
We have a hard schedule this
year, hut,we. have a real team to
meet it, 1
Why is it that every student is
not out for' pep meetings t There is
no reason why they cannot be there.
Maybe there will be things to come
up to keep you away once in a
while, but not every night.
In past years we had a way of
persuading the "Fish" to come out
to college affairs. It seems to. me
that something should be done now.
However, if you don't have
enough Tarleton spiyifc in you to
turn out on your own account, it
is far better that you stay away.
You would only be a hindrance to
the remainder of the .school.
Gang, buck up, can't you see that
Tarleton is the grandest school in
the world? 1
If I did not think so, I would not
be coming here to school.
If I thought some other school
was better than Tarleton, I would
get a clearance' card, today and
Let'sr help the Plowboys win and
we will feel jnore like studying.
Studies are what college is for, but
still," Variety is the spice of life."
Gang, let's win our ball games
and then get our nanies pn the hon-
or roll. We have a reputation for
athletics as well as in the higher
branches of learning. Let's hpld
what we have!, 1
The J-Tac needs subscribers.
Cadets and Co-eds, we must not
forget that a school paper is as
much a part of college as football
teams. If you haven't, subscribed
, for the J-Tac, do so right away.
Write an article for the J-Tac.
and see you handiwork in a news--
We will get to see the T, C. U.
Freshmen in action on Hays Field,
It will be a great game.
"WE WELCOME EXCHANGE"
.It has been the custom in years
gone by for the J-Tac to exchange
subscriptions., with the different
newspapers of the state and we are
more than willing that this, custom
should continue. This custom has
enabled the staff to obtain ideas
from the papers which are very
valuable to them. The staff wel-
comes all exchanges, the more th^
POUWOGS AND BADGERS TO
' During the past week, Coach
Wisdom has secured two big games
for the home town, one with the
T. C. U. Freshmen on Oct. 17, and
the other big Thanksgiving game
With Randolph College.
The T. C, U. Freshmen, boasting
some of the- ,greatest high school
players the state has ever produced,
including a number of the eham
•piohship Abilene Eagles, and oth-
ers from the great Waco High
team. In addition, other all-steits
performers from various high
schools are oil the team, and , it
appears that Ithe | Plowboys will
have the opportunity of seeing aind
stopping some, of the future stars
of the Southwest Conference, Re-
ports from the Fort Worth school
indicate that the Fish are already
giving the great Varsity team of
T. C. U., considered to have the
prospects of becoming the great
feat team in the histpry of T, C.
U.,- a stand-off battle in their
The other game, the Thanksgiv-
ing game with Randolph College,
of Cisco, was transferred to Ste-
phenville last week. All who pre-
sent at the game between these
two institutions last Thanksgiving
remember the ba.ttle, and the fact
that the conference has named this
game > a regular conference' affair
will add considerable fire to the
contest. Randolph is again develop-
ing a great team, and only the
fact that Cisco High was playing
on Thanksgiving 'enbaled the lo-
cal athletic authorities to secure
the game for Stephenville.
A third big game, to be played
with Howard Payne'College, who
only last week tied the Southern
Methodist University machine, is
being arrnaged for, and further
announcements are to be made re-
garding this game in a short time.
All in all, it appears that the local
fans will see sOme real football this
year without having to go away
Answered in This
issue of the J-Tac
1. Who wil the Plowboys defeat
on Oct. 4?
2. When will: the first football
game be held here?
heard at Tarletdn in the near fu-
3. What wonderful band will be
4. Where fyas Mr. Doremus been
taking his would-be-engineers?
: 5, How can a student prove that
he is loyal?
. ,6. What "Fish" will the Plow-
boys play this season?
7. What was the big reason that
Daniel Baker defeated Tarleton?
8. What does a "fish" want to
'9. When will the Vidette Com-
pany be organized?
40. How many states are* repre-
sented in our college?
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Can The J-Tac Continue?
Students, what do you think pf this publication anyway? Do
the words J-Tac mean anything to you? If they do not, there is
something radically wrong with you.'The J-Tac is yours; 'it is
published for your pleasure and information, so you should get
acquainted: with it. We venture to say that a -large percent of
the student body does not know how to appreciate the school
The staff does not receive one penny for their work. But they
f- do this work gladly to serve you. Each little word you read from
•f The J-Tac requires a certain amount of some student's time and
attention. Moreover, that student p^ob^bly: had a gpod deal pf
studying which he should have been doing while he was working
for the,student body. Just imagine yourself with some tests
staring you in the face, and the students forcing you to work
+ for them.' That is the situation which all staff members must
■f experience. They had rather fail the tests than be the victims of
■f your thoughtless criticisms. A staff • member's only compensa-
4- tion lies in the satisfaction he gets from serving others.
-f How can you do your part to. help?. Subscribe for The J-Tac,
•f and then express your opinions by contributing to the school
■f. You have the privilege of e^;t^sjng.;.yp;g^ thoughts in the ■'+
•f college paper.' Your articfe does'^ot have' to" Ee a TTowihg one '+
■f on, how much you love the school, or how much you appreciate .+
+ something. You may wxfe& your honest opinion; and if it does f
: not violate the law of freedom of the press, you will aee it in +
■f print,'' ■ . * \ j ' +■
■f The school paper is. as essential to the college as the football +
f team, except in a different, way, I do wot hesitate to say that' +
-f over'half the student body would, leave school should the foot- +
-f ball team be abandoned. You should feel the same-way about the +
•f J-Tac. But unless more subscriptions are received within the -f
+• next few days, The J-Tac will be discontinued. Fellows, let me +
•f urge those of you who haven't' subscribed, to do so at once. Let -f
'+• it be assured that the best school in the state shall keep on pub- +
+■ lishing a paper, ' . . -f
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Five Games Scheduled
Here For Hays
U. S. MARINE
PRESIDENT'S BAND WILL
JOE CLARK IN CHARGE OF
Joe Clark, the tumbling artist,
better known as "Bug" has an-
nounced that he intends to instruct
a class in that neck-breaking
amusement this year. It will 'not be
necessary to register for this
course, but "Bug" says that he can
use as many men as will come out.
All it takes to begin is a little
nerve, Joe wil see that you acquire
The coach says that he will see
about some uniforms. Who knows
but the team will get to go on a
trip or two with the football or
basket ball men?
Very little individual tumbling
will be done at any of the ball
games. The exhibitions are to con-
sist of pyramid building and other
performances which require a num-
ber of men. Let's come out men
and be a member of the tumbling
team. The exercise ijvill do you'
good and it is really something
new and something different.
POPULAR FACULTY MEMBER
VOTED TO HONORED
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Who knows but that we shall be
having exercises in the new Audi-;
torium by the time another month
has passed. Just think!
11, What cities are in this dis-
trict of the Vocational Agriculture
12. Who won the state tennis,
singles for junior ' colleges last
ft a meeting of the Old Vidette
$any on Monday night in the
'B ^ "'i ' /
gymnasium, Miss Lucy L. Henni-
gan, popular college nurse, was
elected to take the place of Mrs,
Rainey, as faculty advisor of the
Vidette company. This is an hon-
ored position because the Vidette
Company is considered, one of the
feature organizations of Tarleton.
Miss Hennigan, better known to
the old students as. "Aunt Lucy,"
is one of the most popular members
on the Tarleton faculty. She is
kind and helpful to every person
in need of assistance, a willing
worker, and a true friend to every,-
Ohf. The Videttes could not have
gotten a better or a more deserv-
ing faculty advisor. Tlje J-Tac
staff extends to "Aunt Lucy" its
congratulations and wishes her the
best of success.
:5 Dead. Give Tway
;;"Did her father give the bride
away?" , ' '
I should say he did. He got rat-
tled and said as he handed her over
to,5vthe groom, "It is more blessed
to ;giy^ than. receive."
: . .";|s:.it proper to use opera glass-
esfat ajmusical comedy?"
"No, but it often shows good
form." : '
The students of Tarleton Col-
lege have a wonderful privilege ex-
tended them in a coming event.
The United States Marine Band
will appear in this city for' two
concerts on the afternoon and eve-
ning of Oct. 22. This band is 128
years old. Until 1911 it was only
at intervals of from ten to twenty
years that the band, had been heard
inside of Washington. It is only
by the courtesy of the president
that the present concert tour has
been arranged for.
For the afternoon performance,
which will be held at the Tarleton
gymnasium, ,the students' lyceum
tickets wil lbe good for any' seat
in the house. There will be an'ad-
mission charge of One dollar to
everybody for the evening concert,
which is a specially reasonable
pr|ce for such a treat.
This musical event is one that
will be of great interest to eyery
man, woman and child of Stephen-
ville because it satisfies a real de-
mand,, the craving of everybody for
the best in military music. Not that
the United Sttaes Marine Band
confines its program to marches
and martial airs. But it is the fore-
most military band organization in
the United States, and as such, its
programs present as enjoyable a
type of performance as it is pos-
sible to hear anywhere in the world.
Capt. Taylor Branson, the fam-
ous leader fo the United States
Marine Band, has made a careful
study of program building, and
the concerts this year introduce a
number of the distinguished ba-
tonisfc's novel and spectacular ar-
rangements. It is understood that
a great many selections which-, a
few years ago, were considered
unadaptable for band rendition
are included in the program this
season. This is because of a more
perfect band instrumentation and
a better understanding of acoustics.
So music lovers will be treated to
a real thrill when they recognize
many' of their favorite overtures
and symphonies on the programs
of the United Sttaes Marine Band.
And those who lovie martial music
will alsa find a pleasing medley of
airs to stir and stimulate them.
Even modern miisic—at its best,
of course—is not forgotten of these
wonderfully varied programs which
include almost every type of com-
position. As Captain Branson re-
marks, "Some of the best musicians
and organizations fail to please be-
cause of the programs they select.
I learned early in my career that
the finest musicianship is wasted
on anything but a program which
is built from the public's view-,
An outstanding feature of the
United States Marine Band con-
certs this year will be a quartet of
distinguished soloists. Never before
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According to the. schedule re-
leased by Coach W, J. Wisdom,
head of the athletic department,
the John Tarleton Plowboys face
one of the hardest schedules ever
attempted by a Tarleton football
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The schedule is composed- of
nine games ' with one open date.
Five of the games are wtih senior
colleges and four engagements will
array Tarleton against junior col-
lege foes. The junior college games
are all conference games and
should we win them all, we will,
in all probability be state cham-
The season opened on Sept. 21
against the Daniel Baker Hill Bil-
lies in Brownwood and. it will close
-on~Nov... 28 agajnst.,the Randolph
College Badgers of Cisco, in Ste-
Beginning on Oct. 19, the Tex-
as Christian University Poliwogs;
the Howard Payne Yellow Jackets,
and the Southern Methodist Uni-
versity Colts will be played on suc-
cessive weekends,' These games in
themselves would make a stiff
schedule, but in addition to these
games Abilene Christian College.,
Wichita Falls Junior College,
Gainesville Junior College, Hills-
b.oro Junior College and the Ran-
dolph Badgers of Cisco round out
a very difficult schedule.
The students of Tarleton Col-
lege, the people of Stephenville,
and the surrounding' territory
should apprecitae the fact that the
schedule /has been especially ar-
ranged so as to give Stephenville
before, These games are scheduled
more big home games than ever
here with a loss of money for the
athletic department, as many of
them would bring more money in-
to the. department if they were
played away from home. In view
of these things it is nothing but
right thta everyone should turn
out for these big games. Give the
team your support. • : .
Fair Visitor: "What kind of tree
is that?" ■
Ground Keeper; "That's a fig
Fair Visitor: "Oh, my, I thought
that fig leaves were, larger!"
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f SCHEDULE 1928-1928 +
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+ S'ept. 21—Daniel Baker, +
+ Brownwood. +
-f Sept. 28—Open. , +
-f Oct. 4—Abilene Christian +
■f College, Abilene. +
-f Oct, 11—'Hillsboro Jr. Col-
■f lege, Stephenville. +•
+ Oct. 19—T. C. U, Poliwog3, +
>- Stephenville, . +
+ Oct, 26—Howard Payne, +
(Tenative), Stephenville. +
4-. Nov. 1—S, M, U. Colts, -f
-f Dallas +
+ Nov. 11—Gianesville . Jr. +
■f College, Stephenville, ■ +
+ Nov. 20—Wichita Falls Jr. +
+ College, Wichita Falls. H-
+ Nov. 28-—Randolph College "f
-f Stephenville, +
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