The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 2, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 5, 1929 Page: 2 of 4
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— Robert Parks
Robert Maddox, Frank Fry, Wejdon Ussery, Otis Larner and William
In man or woman, self respect is the greatest point of charac-
ter in your whole life. You live in two worlds, the outer, material
world and your own inner world which you and only you pene-
trate in every day of your existence. If you do not respect your-
self, no one can be expected to respect you.; Many people fool
the o<uter world for a lon£ time, but in the end, they will reveal
their true self through an utter lack of self respect for them-
selves in their intimate, inner world or life.
It is riot-considered good taste to be a braggart; nor is it
considered good taste to be a weakling in a meek way. In every
thing you go into, always respect your opinions. Listen to other
peoples' advice, but eventually fall back on your ideas. Learn to
depend upon yourself and if you think you are right in all of
your actions, self respect will come as a natural result, and
with it—the respect of your fellowmen, without which you are
a failure. - ,
Monday afternoon a freshman caiige ijnto The J-Tac office
and offered to help with anything that he could do. He was
sincere and honest in bis offer. The staff was surprised not to
say dumbfounded. To think that anyone would offer his services
without being asked was too much for the members.
Service—life is made up of service. Every thing that is done
to help mankind is a service. Every person has a service to
perform. Some have services of greater importance to the world
than others, but no matter the magnitude of the deed, we should
strive to do our part to make life easier and more enjoyable
Do we have a service to dp . in school, and if so, what is the
nature of it< We all have service of some sort to do while in col*
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lege. In fact, we train ourselves to serve while in college in order
that we may be of service when we go out into the world.
■ We owe service to our school. Tarleton is giving us every-
thing, and if we do not give something in return, we are not
fulfilling our duty. We may serve our school by being obedient
to its regulations and by getting behind every movement that
will bring Tarleton to a higher standard. Class organizations
need our service. We should attend all class meetings, and. do
everything to make the class a success. Social functions have a
definite place in college life. Our service is the only thing that
\yill make them a success. Last but not least we owe service to
ourselves. The chief purpose of attending college is to get as
much as possible out of it. Should we fall down in our class
standing, we are cheating no one but ourselves. We must there-
fore serve ourselves by keeping up our scholastic standing.
.Service is one of the greatest duties that any person can per-
form. Therefore let us be up arid doing. Yesterday is gone; to-
morrojv never comes, today is the time to serve.
SNAPPY SPORT SHORTS
By SAMMY FAN
Southern Methodist University
plays Nebraska Universinty,,coach-
ed by D. X. Bible, fprmer A. & M.
coach, on Saturday. We sympathise
with the Mustang's.
"Bodie" Hunter and Hendricl ion
were two of the: main reasons for
the Plowboys defeat by the Bill ie-..
John Tarleton had not held a
scrimmage before the D, B.
game, and they used only men who
made the football training camjj.
Had Coach Hall's men had ,a few
scrimmages, the .game might have
ended differently. Watch the game
with the Wildcats!
Golf will be much more popular,
in Tarleton this year than last-
Several "fish" play the royal and
Sammy suggests that all fresh-
men come to a pep meeting just
occasionally anyway. 1
Sammy picks the week-end
games as follows: '
Tarleton to beat A. C. C.
H. P. C. to beat San Marcos.
T. C. U. to beat Simmons.
Nebraska to beat S. M. U.
Centenary to defeat Texas tl.
Baylor to trim Trinity U,
Arkansas to defeat Henderson.
Rice to beat Sam Houston.
Tulane to sink Aggies.
The Homed Frogs sprang a big
surprise by shearing the Billies
61-0. This is the.largest score that
a Christian team has scored in sev-
eral years. A change in coaches
seems to have "been for the best.
! Sammy wants to know if we are
going to have a baseball team ?
The engineering department this
year is the largest in the history
of Tarleton. There are more senior
engineers, back than ever before.
There are eight civil, six electrical
and four chemical engineers. We
have three senior architects. A
large group of promising looking
freshmen "are due to be exposed to
Engineering of some kind. The de-
partment as a whole shows an in-
crease of about ten per cent over
Several would-be-ehgineers have
been accompanying Mr. Dorumus
•on his surveying trip .to the Three
Circle Ranch lately. These trips
not only help the boys financially
but are very good practice for
' The first meeting of the Engi-
neers Club was held Tuesday night.
Last year we had a good time and
also had a number of interesting
talks by different persons on their
actual experiences. At the next
meeting of the Engineer Club ev-
eryone interested, in engineering
is urged to come.
Two little worms digging in ear-
"Poor little Ernest."
The first monthly meeting of
the teachers of Vocational Agri-
culture for this school year was
held recently at John Tarleton Ag-
ricultural College, headquarters for
Poultry diseases and parasites
were discussed freely in view of
finding effective prevention and
cure for these enemies of the poul-
try yard. Over 3,000 birds have
been treated and successfully cured
within the last few days by poultry
men in the district; this is a great
help to the industry.
Students in John Tarleton Col-
lege and the Stephenville high
school are becoming interested in
vocational agriculture, and quite a
number have purchased purebred
The next meeting of the Voca-
tional Agriculture Teachers Asso-
ciation of this district will be held
in Stephenville, Oct. io. The fol-
lowing cities are in this district:
Stephenville, Granbury, Dublin,
Comanche, De Leon, Gorman,
Brownwood, Glen Rose, Walnut
Springs and Huekabay.
The man who made time made
a lot of it..
NEWS OF THE EXES
Van Meisenheimer is employed by
the State Highway Department.
Von Livingston is band leader
at high school.
"Beans" Matthews is. now em-
ployed by the Lone Star Gas Com-
pany at Paris, Texas. v '
It is rumored that. Velma Davis
is about to get married.
O. T. Hill is working in Fort
Cecil Jones is a bookkeeper for
Southland Life Insurance. Company
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of Dallas. 1 / t
Harvey Blanton is teaching
school at Red Springs.
Neva Cox is attending the State
University this year." ,,
'Gloria WoodWard is attending
State University this year.
Johnnie Tollisoh is married to
Eunice Latimer is attending C.
J. A. this year.
"Ham" Bacon is coaching at Cad-
do High Sehool and is making a
great success. His team won a vic-
tory from Strawn by a large mar-
"Uncle Walt" Henderson; and
"Bodie" Hunter are going to . Dani-
el Baker College at Brownwood.
. Jess Davis is attending S. M. U.
this year. ,
Spearman is attending T. C. U.
Madge Yeager is teaching typ-
ing at John Tarelton College.
"Pinky" Wilkinson is attending
College at Rice.
Vestal Payne is attending A. &
M. College this year. -
John Cage is working for the
Texas Power & Light' Company;
W. W, Baxeley is going to. the
University of Alabama.
ENGINEERS HOLD FIRST
MEETING OF THE YEAR
On Tuesday night, Oct. 1 the
engineers of John Tarleton Col-
lege held their first meeting in
the drawing room. Some very in-
teresting talks ■ were made by
Messrs.1 Doremus, Gardner, and
Oliver. ■ :
After listening to these three
educational talks, the future en-
gineers elected a president, a vice
president, and a secretary-treasur
er to handle the matter of finance.
The secretary will probably have
# large task.
A good number of members were
out, but not all who are eligible
were. We want every one to come
out to the next meeting, for we
are going to make this one of the
best engineer clubs. that has been
known in Tarleton.
PLOWBOYS TO FIGHT THE
, WILDCATS, OCTOBER 4
Captain Brown is director of the
United States Marine Band, which
will play here on Oct. 22 m an
afternoon and an evening concert.
Tarleton College is indeed fortu-
nate in bringing the band here
fo.r the enjoyment of the students,
faculty and townspeople.
A FRESHMAN'S FIRST LETTER
THE POOR FISH
You asked.me if I liked it,here;
if I'm happy; if . I'm gay. How I
long to stop and ask you, what to
do, and what to say.
How to fill out an excuse,
please, what to do with it then?
Say, I forgot to ask the teacher
when he wants me back again.
Do you have an old alarm clock?
For I miss my mother's call:
How'Ve I - got a chnace of eating
when I'm sleeping through it all?
If my "Sunday-dress" gets dir-
ty, what am I to wear to town?1
Say, Room 1106, fiscal office, and
the gym cannot be found.
Do you have two classes now-
That's what I'm scheduled for. Sub-
ject: History, Room 309 and B-i-o-
1-o-g-y in 204.
Will you show me how to meet
I know you think I am a dunce;
But I certainly like to know.-
How to meet them both at once.
Fish—Do you mind if I kiss you?
(No answer.) . -
Again—Would you care if I kiss-
She—Say,* (Jo you- want me to
promise not to bite. ;
Class opened up here last Fri-
day morning, The first thing we
done was they showed us how to
do some facings. They, called the
faces but we dorie them with our
feet. Then I went to English class
My teachers' name is", Miss Atkin-
son. She sure i^ hard boiled. She
said we had to quit, using slang
and use comma's ■ right and use
good words and pronounce and
spell right and don't use so many
"ands" and things but I ain't going
to dp it unless I have too, because
it's all the byhk and besides they
wasn't so hard on me in .high
school and I aint going io be no
teacher, noway, so what's the use.
I met education to:.I have it under
a big fat man they call George. I
don't know whether that his first
name or his last one but it don't
make no difference. I don't guess.
We had a big party down at the
Fort, that's the boy's dormitory,
last Saturday night, We had a
swell time. I sure have met lots of
boys but most- of them are upper
classmen. They sure is lots of of-
ficers here now and they get to
wear littler silver buttons on their
shoulders and fancy collar buttons
and gold hat cords, some of them
wear boots to. Everybody calls
them shavetails but'they won't let
the freshmen call them that. Some
say to me that if I stay here long
enough I might get to be a shave-
tail. I don't know how long it will
take. Things sure do cost a whole
lot here. My money has went lots
faster than I thought it would. I
had to buy some books, and a hat
cord and a chin strap, and some
paper, and pencils and a eraser and
a lot of other stuff. I like my place
to stay fine and I like tp eat at
the dining hall pretty well to. Well
I guess I'd better quit cause I
might orta study some maybe. I
don't know! how hard I have to
study. Some guy told me I need'nt
study English if I had it under
Miss Atkinson, so don't guess I
study it tonite anyway. Well, tell
everybody hello and so fourth.
Lots of love, your son,
MIE T. SMART.
P. S,: I could use .some more
money if you got some you could
let me have.—M. T. S.
On Friday, Oct. 4, the Tarleton
Plowbpys will engage the A. C. C.
Wildcats in one of .the hardest
games of the season. This game
will be played during the West
Texas Fair and will probably be
played on the fair grounds at Abi-
lene. The Plowboys won a -victory
over the Wildcats last season in our
first game and on our home grid-
iron. This game will be played at
Abilene, which puts our boys at
a disadvantage. The Twelfth Man
counts a lot in a ''football game.
Let's all help the Plowboys defeat
YELL BOOKS ARE ON SALE
The official Tarleton yell book
went on sale last Monday; This
book, a small purple book, not Pur-
ple Book, contains all the Tarleton
songs and yells, It may be purch-
ased' for the small sum of fifteen
cents, and it will save the fresh-
men several dollars worth of mis-
ery from Sami Bowne. The book is
dedicated, to the ten Tarleton Pep-
pers, one of the pep organizations
of the College. The members of
this organization are responsible
for the signs that adorn the cam-
pus on the .'days of the games.
Help this worthy organization and
contribute your fifteen cents to
The first of last week marked
the beginning-of the club organi-
zation for the ensuing year. The
difficulties of mixed schedules hav-
ing been attended to and the dull-
ness of the brain caused from three
months of inactivity, having work-
ed off, the students turned their
attention to the pleasures which
they might enjoy and the friend-
ships which might be established;
therefore a number of clubs have
been organized, and many more
are going to be as time rolls on.
This, is the best , way to become ac-
quainted and establish friendships,
which will last through our whole
life. The clubs are part of our Col-
TO START SOON
Coach Wisdom says thta tennis
prospects for the coming year look
bright with One second, year man
and "lots of new stuff." Robert
Parks, winner of state tennis
singles for junior colleges last
year, is the second year man.
According to the coach more in-
terest is being shown this year
than in the last two years. Practice
will start by the latter part of
The courts that are now cover-
ed with grass will be cleaned soon,
and all those interested in ten-
nis may begin practice.
OLD DUMP DOIN'S
To begin with—we have one of
the best chaperon's that ever could
be created. Really and truly, she
is the best for her name is none
other than Happy, and! she doesn't
fail to make her daily life just
what her name is.
We should start a swimming re-
sort, as we have a Pool and a
Harbour on our hall Fish Pool
really does like Blind Dates but
they keep us as well as her room-
ie, Gertrude, guessing all the time.
She is so mysterioous—what can
it all mean?
Bess Brownlee still knows how
to tease the* freshman—we guess
poor Fish Masse has found otit by
this time that one doesn't have to
be in Tarleton a month before he
can secure a permit to go home
during the week-end.
Hettie Denton's parent's came to
visit her Sunday afternoon. We
sure did envy her as she walked
to the curb of the Dormitory lawn
and then right on into a car,.No
more car-riding for us for a long
time. Them .good ole days has gone
for ia long 'time!
Fish Whitmore spent the week-
end at her <home-—Just vftier.e t;
is we haven't yet learned >,* ,"-j
"Sixteen'/;is .having her part of
fun with the new, Fish, bvit\is jffc
not anything but fair because she
should be well trained from last
year's experiences. r ,
We're; anxious for a football
game' to be here so that good ole'
Tarleton Spirit will be , in the. at-
mosphere once again.
Patronize your classmates at tibe
College Barber Shop. Help them
through school by giving them your
barber work and shines,, .
The college barber shop
has helped ten students through
college in five years. One good turn
deserves another. Com©: to see us, ,:
IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED,
BEAUTY & BARBER SHOP
Lighthouse keepers and friends,
buy your groceries from us. Where
the dollar goes farther...
You cannot buy new eyes. Bui'a
thorough eye examination may
postpone both your eyes and your
body's wearing out.—See " "
Dr. Ji S. Daniel
We are for Tarleton
Nichols & Landress
Sal wants those shoes 'to* shine.
West Side Square
Over Latham Bros.
Economize by trading with us. We
Carry a full line of groceries.
Typewriter and Phonograph.
Also have a few bargains in slight-
- ly used machines-. - , - -
TYPEWRITERS FOR RENT
270 N. Belknap St. Phone 393
Key Fitting Gun Repairing
DR. S. D. NAYLOR
Over Holt's Drug Store
Office 130 Residence 80
Ellis Insurance Co.
Headquarters for Stu-
South Side ,
Office phone 423 Bed. phono 41 &
dr. j. a NUTT
Special Attention Qiven Oral Prophylaxis
and Treating Pyorrhea
Office over A. & P. Store
McMahan & Holley
We've been here for years and
think we're good. Give tis a
Second door North Majestic.
Br. A. O. Crag-wall
Office Phones 218 and 8
Residence Phone 299
CONTINUOUS FLOW DRY CLEANING AND
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