The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 19, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 15, 1930 Page: 3 of 4
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"Readers of the gym boys col-
umn, you have with you this even-
ing the four famous musicians:
Melodious Dan, Fiddlin' Wesley,
High Tone Earl and Ivory Spank-
ing Honk. Boys, make your bow.
Mr. Rudder wishes to say a word
before the recital begins.
"I wish to say only a few words
regarding our little recital. Most
of our numbers were composed by
, tlie player of that number, and is
true to his life. Wo hope you en-
joy our program. I thank you.
"The first number on our pro-
gram will be a little piano solo in
which Mr. Irwin will 'spank the
ivories' to the tune of, You Were
no Teacher, But You Taught Me a
"I am surd you enjoyed Mr. Ir-
win's number. By the way, ladies
and gentlemen, two weeks ago this
remarkable pianist could not strike
a tune. He noticed an advertise-
ment in one of the papers in which
u gentleman became popular over
night. lie quickly answered the
advertisement and consequently
learned to play the piano over
night. > I
"The next number on our pro-
gram will be a solo on the string
harp by Mr. Sadler. Mr. Sadler
has made an extended study of the
zither (a stringed instrument),
having studied six years in New
York and ten years abroad. Mr.
Sadler has selected for his number,
I Have Loved You for Many a
"Although the howling- of Mr.
Tidwell's hounds nearly ruined the
first part of Mr. Sadler's number,
I am sure you enjoyed his selec-
Division Added To
Stock Show Relays
Prospects for Winning Track Team
Are Looking Good
"Mr. Thomas, the southpaw vio-
linist, will now give you a heart-
breaking melody entitled, Although
You Brake My Heart, I Love You
< "Now, now, ladies and gentle-
men, (sniff, sniff—) do not take
Mr. Thomas' number (boo, hoo—)
too much to heart. We know that
he is a great violinist and played
his number very sympathetically,
but there is no need (snuffle,
snuffle—) of crying' over it.
"Now, dear audience, we have a
big surprise for you. Mr. Rudder,
the golden-chord vocalist will now
sing for you, I Love You My Dear.
Will the sponsor of 'C' Company
please come forward and accom-
pany Mr. Rudder at the piano ?
"That was "very 'beautiful, Mr.
"Ladies and .gentlemen, as Mr.
Rudder sang this song did you 110
tice the frequent glances he focused
toward his accompanist ? This will
conclude our program. We hope
you have enjoyed it."
Because of your ability to immi-
tate various barn-yard animals, we,
the Gym Boys, dedicate this musi-
<:>1 column to the saxophone.
You cannot buy new eyes. But a
thorough eye examination may
postpone both your eyes and your
body's wearing out.—See
Dr. J. S. Daniel
West Side Square
Over Lathani, Bros.
jAift fo I'ishh: PavUs, McKay, Matldox, McKenzie, Williams, peering, Ferguson, Jcnes, Stokes, Rotifers, Speckels, Oliver.
Prospects for the Year Are Good
For Winning Team
Snappy Sport Shots
The Plowboys beat the Tigers
properly in the two games last Fri-
day and Saturday nights. They
couldn't even work on the halves
in the first game.
Something- happened to Shorty
Rodgers last Saturday. lie looped
the basket seven times. We knev
he was good, but there was some-
thing else, we hear.
Cowan and Rodgers wouldn't
even give the other boys a chance
Saturday night. They are improv-
The new students seem to have
the old spirit; there were a lot of
them out for the games and they
The second string' saw action in
both games. Wotta team we'll have
next year! Lookout competitors!
Brownwood fans were greatly
surprised at the improvement
shown by the Plowboys since their
first appearance in that city. They
came within three points of defeat-
ing the JackeTs "for the second tisr *
The score was 29 to 26.
The tennis team is to have a
match with Howard Payne.
Coach' Wisdom is putting in a
golf course on the drill field. It
will consist of nine short holes.
We told about Texas Tech being
undefeated last week, but since
that time they have been defeated
twice and possibly thrice.
San Marcos now has one of the
strongest undefeated basketball
teams in the state. Captain Day
Brandt is their star player.
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On Januftry 3, a meeting of the
tennis players was called by Coach
Oliver. The boys reported in uni-
form and a picture was made for
the Grassburr. After the picture
was made a business meeting was
held with Mr. Oliver acting as
chairman. The following officers
for the coming tennis season were
President :.l Robert Parks
Vice President Wm. McKenzie
Sec. & Treas — Milton Speckles
J-T.ic Reporter J. J, Jones, Jr.
After his election, Mr. Parks pre-
sided over the meeting. Fees for
the year were decided upon. It was
also decided to mix good times along
with the work during the year. The
meeting was closed with speeches
by Mr. Oliver and Parks.
The prospects for a champion-
ship tennis team this year are very
good. Parks is the State Junior
College champ of last year and he
is due to repeat this year. There
are also several good prospects
' among~£Ke FfeiEmen, of which
Adams of Lometa is the outstand
Mr. Oliver is an experienced
coach and with the material on
hand he is due to put out a winning-
team. At the meeting' of the club
he expressed bis desire that the
men train hard and regain their
form and strokes >vhich have grown
rusty during the winter. To obtain
these results a lot of practice and
work is required.
The tennis courts have been
worked over and every effort pos-
sible made wil Ibe put forth in or-
der that they may be kept in the
best of condition. Any one no'
wearing- tennis shoes will not be al-
lowed on the courts. Hard shoe:
tear up the clay surface causing
When the bad weather clears up
and the days are warmer the ten-
nis squad will get down to real
Fights To Be Held
Fast and Furious Action Promised
Lovers of Fistic Sport
The second series of boxing and
wrestling bouts of the year will be
given Thursday night, February 13.
The bouts given some two weeks
ago vfere good, but wait until you
see those Thursday night.
There will be plenty of action
from the first to the last gong.
Coke Wilson, the pride of Company
"C", will have one of the hardest
fights of his uneventful career
when he steps into the ring on that
night, for opposite him with that
winning- smile will be "Lefty"
Thomas, prince of the gym boys.
Neither of these two men have lost
a decision in the last two years of
leather pushing. Some body is sure
going to go down Thursday. Who
will it be? Come and see.
There probably will be a return
bout between Russell and Coody.
Coody is working put for track, and
coach Frazier does not like for him
to box. We hope- that he will lei
Coody give us one more good ex-
hibition <jf~lnitt swinging" anyWiiyr
Russell fought Coody to a draw th
last time that they met, and says
that he will do better this time.
Newell, the boy with the hay-
maker, will find some stiff compe-
ti'iou in Mika. Milta gave Coke
Wilson a stiff fight last time.
The Southwestern Exposition re-
lays will be held in Fort Worth on
March 15. There are four divi-
sions this year instead of two as
there has been before, namely, Uni-
versity, College, Junior College and
Academy and High School. Last
year Tarleton had to compete
against universities, senior col-
leges, junior colleges and acade-
mies. Tarleton should make a good
showing this year. The next meet
will be the S. M. U. Relays or
March 29 at Dallas. There will be
a division in that meet for Junior
Colleges and Academies also.
At this meet last year Tarleton
placed fourth in the collcge med-
ley relay. Abilene Christian Col-
lege, Hastings College of Hastings,
Nebraska, and the Kansas State
Teachers College defeated us last
year. Since they are all senior
colleges, we expect to do better this
There are quite a few men al-
ready working out, and there are
several good men on the basketball
team, who will report after March
Carter, Williams, and Pierson
are doing very good work in the
high jump; Cartel1, Williams and
Suffel in the broad jump; Carter,
Williams and Alexander in the pole
vault; Dan Sadler and IJreshenham
in the weights; Fay Cook in the
and others in the 880; Baldridge,
spWylie, Nance and other in the
sprints. There are others out that
have not been out long- enough to
work hard, but they should develop
into good men after a number of
Buy, your Grassburr.
them to victory. We must have
The Senior edition of the J.-T.
A. C. was a good one. Congratu-
Since Friday is Valentine day
Newell put Hailey to sleep in their I many pretty boxes of candy are
last, encounter. This is going to I disappearing- quickly from the Col-
Boys' Octette Gives
Program Over KFPL
The Boys' Octette, under the di-
rection of Mr. Gough, rendered a
programme over KFPL at Dublin
Thursday evening from seven to
The octette snug about seven num-
bers. Mr. MeC'own, tenor, and Jack
Buchanan, liass, rendered solos. Miss
Elaine Townaeiui, accompanist, gave
several piano renditions.
Those composing the octette aro
as follows: Carl Nance, Haskell
Casey, Bennie Busbee, Jess Moore,
Edmund Kink, Thomas Lewis, Jack
Buchanan, and McCown.
Many telephone calls wore receiv-
ed, stating that the programme was
coming in fine. Several requests for
special numbers were made.
Buy. your Grassburr
Captain Track Team
be one more real fight.
Frank Frey, the pride of the
windy section, will sec action also
on Thursday night. He probably
will have to take care of Weldon
Couch. Couch was here last year
and had lessons under Ham Bacon.
He is a hard hitter and a man who
can take plenty of licks. Frey also
is a hard-hitting, fast-working
whirlwind. This will be action for
There also will be several wrest-
ling bouts. A special number or
exhibition of wrestling' will be giv-
en by a citizen of Stephenville and
a man from the neighboring' town
of Grandbury. Mr. McCown, of
this city, will take one Mr. Windy
Wendall, of Granbury, in an exhi-
There also wili be a good battle
royal. Not like the one last time.
Thei-e will be six fights or eight
men in the ring at one time. They
will each be blindfolded and have
one hand tied behind him. A small
turkey bell will be tied on the neck
of each man. The bell is to warn
the rest not to approach too close.
This is going to be fun for the fu-
These bouts will start promptly
at 7:15. Admission will be 15c or
2 for 25c.
Here and There
The Juniors are planning their
semester party for the nineteenth.
They have been planning this one
for a very long time, therefore, it
should be a very good one.
Did someone suggest a danco?
Honk and Coleman are on
U'utches. They are planning a
race. Both are in training.
Captain Mulcahy has been seen
sporting around in a neyv automo-
bile. We fear for the weak hearts
of our company sponsors.
Each game brings us just that
much nearer to state championship
in basketball. Keep behind that
grand old team, fellows, and push
log'iate show windows. We won-
der how many fair dump co-eds are
anxiously awaiting that date to ar-
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According- to announcement
made last week by E. J. Howell,
registrar of John Tarleton College,
48 students graduated from the
Academy Division at mid-term,
ending January 29. This is an un-
usually large class for academy
graduation at mid-term; but the
enrollment in Tarleton being over
1,000 this term, is also larger than
Those graduating from the
Academy Division at this time are
Elizabeth Aldridge, Comanche; El-
vin Apple, Stephenville; Lucille Ar-
nold, Event; Elsie June Arthur,
Lingleville, Ava Asberry, Jermyn;
Audie Lee Austin, Blanket; Ken-
neth Baggett, Gustine; Cody Bas-
ham, Breckenridge; Earl Berry,
Talpa; Lona Brown, Johnsville;
Mary Lucile Compton, Lipan; Faye
Cox, Stephenville; Thelma Cox,
Novice; Ti-eva Deering, Granbury;
A. R. Dooley, Ireland; Lilybel
Dunn, Wheclock; R- J. Dwiggins,
Parks; Gertrude Gilmore, Tolar; D.
H. Grounds, Talpa; Leldon Haley,
Stephenville; Myrticc Hattox, Ste-
pliensville; Thelma Hobin, Bee
House; W. O. Hopper, Dodge; F
sie Hunter, Evant; Henry Kelley,
Stophenville; Ray Morgan, Mexia;
Olaf Lane, Sidney; Coleman New-
man, Iredell; Rudene Newman, Ire-
dell; Gwendolyn Petty, Lipan; Vir-
gil. Ransdell, Breckenridge; Ern-
mett Riley, Huges Springs; Henry
Rivers, Prairie Hill; Ethel Roach,
Carlton; Vivian Sandlin, Nemo;
Earl Sartor, Goldsboro; Mary Jo
Slaughter, Stephenville; Marie Sto-
vall, Silver Valley; W. D. Wallace,
Hughes Springs; Nada Webb, Ste-
phenville; Clara Pearl White, Li-
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