The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 22, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 8, 1930 Page: 1 of 4
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COACH W. J. WISDOM
CAPT. HARRY BAKER
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, MARCH 8, 1930
TARLETON WINS CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP IN BASKETBALL
Senior Class Takes First Place in Grassburr Subscription Contest
Listen 'an IIOW! We've got
something to tell you. We have a
state champoinship basketball team
and we're telling the world we are
proud of it.
It took fight and endurance to
win five straight games from that
strong opposition. Arkansas will
be easy next year.
Grades go in on the fifteenth of
this' month. "Listen Plowboy," has
always worked toward better
grades. "El Toro," This Week ? ?
(of ^tlie "Yellow Jacket,") and Any
snifl Everything aay very little about
"A" • Company is a real Plowboy
-company. Athletes are making
good soldiers this year. Look at
Oh, Boy! When the fifteenth of
March comes along, and we g«t in
those Jig-lit weight shirts. One of
the cadet officers may think that
the cotton shirts or*'n't military but
they certainly will be nice and cool.
Another tunnel is being dug
alongside the conservatory leading
to the dump. Perhaps I am wrong,
but it seems to me that there are
more boys wanting to dig in the
^tunnel there than there are want-
-ing; to dig in the tunnel leading to
the Administration building. Now
I wonder why. I can think of noth-
j ing to cause this desire to work in
The track team this year i° get-
ting better. There are some really
good men on the t._am, and we arc
backing them up. Here is to them.
May they ever come out the victor-
ious ones. Back those men to< vb-
,tory, fellows, show them that wo
,.are behind them.
Students, do not let tliM school
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+ + + 4 4 + ++++++++++
* To Company "A" *
+ With the kindliest interest +
+ in you, I call your attention +
4 to Emerson's little poem, For- 4
4 bearanee. 4
4- "Hast thou named all the 4
4 birds without a gun? 4
4- Loved the wild rose, and left 4
4- it on its stalk? 4
4 At rich men's tables eaten 4
4- bread and pulse? 4
4 Unarmed, faced danger with 4
4 a heart of trust? 4
4 And loved so well a high be- 4
4 havior, 4
4- In man or maid that tliou 4
4- from speech refrained, 4
4- Nobility moro nobly to re- 4
4- pay? 4
4- O, be my friend, and teach 4
4 me to be thine." 4
4- Mrs. G, E. Woodward. 4
Junior Have Second
In the subscription contest spons-
ored by the Grassburr staff that end-
ed last Thursday evening, the Senior
class was the only one of the four
classes that reached one hundred
per cent in subscriptions. As a result
of this perfect percentage, they were
awarded the first prize of fifty dol-
lars. This money is added to the
Senior class fund for the election of
the college favorites for the popu-
larity section of the 1930 Grassburr.
This contest lasted ten days during
which time each class made earnest
endeavors to obtain subscriptions
for the annual. Tags were given to
those buying annuals, and a great
deal of enthusiasm was manifested
in most of the classes.
The Junior class won second place
Lkc contest with a pf.rcentago of
81.7. For the accomplishment, they
will bo given the second prize of ten
odllars. Due to the large number of
students in this class, they aro to be
commended for their excellent work.
The Sophomore class closed the
contest with a percentage of 66.3.
The Freshman class was last with a
percentage of 60.5.
Many new subscriptions for the
annual were obtained by this novel
KSAT To Broadcast
Joe Clark will write a playlet to
be given by the Radio Artists of
KSAT at Fort Worth, Texas, It
will be arranged so that the college
song, "On Ye Tarleton," and most
of the favorite yells will play a
prominent part in it.
The playlet will be written to
bring out the main characteristics
of Tarleton and as an example of
Tarleton spirit. It is dedicated] to
the ex-students of this institution.
Watch the J-Tac for the date.
. BARRY IS TO
LECTURE THE HOME
Tarleton Girls to Hear Nationally
Known Speaker Here Thursday,
The Home Economics Club will
have their regular meeting in the
auditorium of the Home Economics
building on March 6, at 4:30 o'clock.
Mrs. Barry will give a worthwhile'
lecturo to the club- Every girl in tho
college is invited to attend this lec-
ture. Mrs. Barry is connected with
the, Texas Agricultural and Mechani-
cal College and is very much inter-
ested in Homo Economics and Wo-
men's Federated Clubs. She is rec-
ognized in national affairs, and any
girl may consider it a very unusual
privilege to hear Mrs. Barry. The
Homo Economics Club was very for-
tunate in securing a speaker of such
ability and wants to sharo their
good fortuno with the other girls of
Remember the time and date, and
From Your Sponsor
Boys of "A" Company, there is
great consolation in knowing that-
even despite defeat, we did our best.
Everyone makes mistakes at some
time, but it is the fellow who sees
wherein he is at fault, rectifies his
errors, and turns them into assets
ratner than " liabilities, -Irj .Jly
wins out. Fellows, the fact that wo
went down once does not mean that
we need not put- forth any further
effort. Rather, it means that we- have
a higher standard to reach, and to
do so calls for much co-operation
and help from each of you. One man
can not make the company, neither
can the ones in command; it takes
the loyal support of overy member,
each desiring and strviing to be the
best on the field.
Hwo about it, fellows? Let'B show
them that "A" Company is the best.
I'm for you always.—Maggie.
CAPT. ROBERT PARKS
From "A" Company
It is said that any man can guide
the ship in still waters. We are in
still waters just at the presoi.it, but
tK" atom ir bnvi'ig Now -q t! .
time> to prepare for tho spring com-
petition. Every year we have been
a strong, competitor in tho compe-
tition, yet the top has never been
rcached. With the material that is
in the company at the present and
the proper co-operation by overyone,
we will win that excellent banner
for the company and our wonderful
sponsor, Maggie Dubose, Work hard
Cfl.pt. Robert M. Parks.
TEAM FOR SEASON
Rodgers and Stockton of Tarleton
Win Coveted Positions on First
After tlio conference basketball
tournament in Paris last week, the
six coaches met in conference and
picked an all-conference team. Tar-
leton placed two men on tho team,
!ind Texarkana placed three on the
mythical first string.
Rodgers, Tarleton; Stockton, Tar-
leton; and Wallace, Texarkana; -were
unanimous choices for the team.
The teams are as follows:
Center, Rodgers (Tarleton).
Forwards, O. Rosette and J. Ro-
Guards, Stockton (Tarleton); Wal-
. Forwards, McMillan (Paris); Hat-
Center, Kelley (Gainesville).
Guards, Briggs (Paris); Priddy
Coach Wisdom Leads
Plowboys To Victory
In coaching the 1930 basketball
team to the state title, Coach Wis-
dom presented Tarleton with its
seventeenth major championship in
the last few years. He is. a clean,
straight, hard-working coach and we
are indeed fortunate to have Mm as
head of our athletic department.
HAS SOCIAL MEETING
AT CHURCH FRIDAY
Mrs. Richardson is Hostess to Joy-
ous Group of Students in Social
Event of Season
Last Friday evening the members
of the Christian Endeavor Society
were entertained at the church with
a party. Mrs. Richardson was hostess
to the group of Endeavors and she
had provided a large number of
games, contests, and musical num-
There was a close-running contest
between the boys' and girls' quar-
tets. Some of the renditions, especi-
ally by the boys, will doubtless, go
down in history as musical triumphs
of tho ages.
An other high-powered evont was
:i guessing event, in which the mem-
bers were allowed to guess the
names of various kitchen wares in
the form of beans, peas, and pop-
corn. Last but not least, was the
eats. Yes, ten o'clock camo too quick-
ly for everyone.
Due to the fact that "B" Com-
pany won'the competitive yelling
at the ball games of January 15
and 16, the entire company Were
granted privileges to the show Fri-
day night, February 28. The show,
Buddy Rogers in "Half Way to
Heaven" was a good one. About
one half of the company and their
BE WORN BY CADET
Cheers by Cadets Follow Unanimous
Vote on Change to be Made In
Last Friday morning at drill tho
Cadet Corps was marched to the
auditoruim for some unknown rea-
son. Soon the reason was revealed
by Dean Davis. He announced that
we could wear the khaki broadcloth
shirts -instead of the wool shirts, if
they should be voted for unanimous-
ly by tho corps. The cadets were
"for" the idea.
Before tho vote was taken, the
matter was explained fully by tho
Dean and Col. Atlee. They told how
much cheaper the shins would be,
and also how much cooler they would
be during the summer months. No
freshman- knows what it means until
he has experienced one really hot
day at drill.
The broadchoth shirts will cost on-
ly $2,50 each on the first sihpment
&nd $2.75 eaeh for shirts purchased
after tho first shipment-. Colonel At-
lee explained very well how the
shirts would pay for themselves. The
tailor bill for one wool shirt will pay
for two of the broadcotk shrits, and
enough more to pay for the launder-
ing, and the shirt will bo good when
school is out.
The shirts will bo here about tho
tenth of March, and we will start
wearing them the fifteenth.
Efforts have been made every year
to bring about- this change but they
have never beon successful. At last
the cadet corps will not suffer the
intensive heat- as in years gone by.
IS DEVOURED BY
Sergeant Buschman Proves Good
Chef as All Who Attended Will
The party formed in front of the
Conservatory about five-thirty. Af-
ter a slow and painful journey to the
farm, wo were greeted by Sergeant
Buschman, who had been waiting
for us for some time. As we found
a large pile of wood already piled,
we soon had a fire (to furnish light).
Then Sergeant Buschman announced
that it was time to try the barbecue,
which he had been all evening pre-
paring. It was fine, and so were tho
extras. Pickles, bread, coffee, and
daughnuts were the extras.
After the feasting, the fire was
built up again, and Miss Ruth Clark
started the games. They were enjoy-
ed by all, but it was rather hard to
get Sergeant ■ Buschman started.
However, he turned out finally to
be a "live member." So did Mc-
Adams with his sawed-off pants.
Shortly before nine o'clock tho
party broke up. A prolonged search
produced Couch, and then we start-
ed home. The night waclimen wore
expecting us about ten fifteen, and
sure enuogh we got in on time.
Plowboys Beat Texarkana in Final Game
To Cop Title; Weaver Leads in Scoring
HOOD COUNTY CLUB
HAS OUTING AT THE
STATE FARM FRIDAY
Games and Food are Features of the
Evening's Entertainment Out at
The College Farm
On Friday evening, February 28,
the Hood County Club and their
guests enjoyed a picnic at the Col-
lege Farm. The crowd gathered in
front of the Conservatory at 6:30
o'clock and hiked to the farm.
On arriving at the farm, we found
a large fire burning. By the time
everyone had gathered around the
l;re, the motion was made to cat,
which was seconded by an hundred
per cent. Everyone being hungry, we
enjoyed weiners, buns, pickles,
marshmallows and apples- After the
feast was over we played aeveral
games, which proved to bo very in-
The party was a hugo success to
the following: Coke Wilson, Pauline
Ward, Billy e Pool, Gertrude Gil-
more, Horace Mcllroy, Bessie Lee
Mitchell, Alfred Dooley, La Ru Fol-
lowell, Harkins Foster, Colleta Good-
man, II. D. King, Gala Wilson, Jessie
Drennan, Sylvia Wilson, Weldon TJs-
sery, Gleanetta Allison, Winfield Mc-
llroy, Mary Joe Higgs, Edgar Tudor,
Treva peering, Hugh Garland, W.
M. McKenzie, Nanie Giles, Haskell
Casey, Emma Blanton, Margaret
Henderson, Aubrey Allison, and T.
"Pirates of Melody"
For Second Time
"Pirates of Melody", was present-
ed for the second time on February
1:5, It was a vory delightful program
made up of comic opera, vaudeville,
opera, and other tilings which have
no name, but originality.
It was just a better repetition of
the first "Pirates of Melody-" A pi-
rate is always looked upon as one
who steals and keeps. This bunch
was wrongly named "Pirates of Mel-
ody," They certainly let out melody,
gobd and worse. But at that, it was
really worth the money.
The program opened with the
barnyard string sextet, mado up of
Casey, Moore, Finclc, Ballow, Powell,
and Gilmore, They lot us have some
real antique ragtime stuff. But at
that, they were pretty good.
Nextly came Lessie Head and her
violi.n. They are a good combination,
but wo didnt get- enough of her and
Casey and Co. came on next. We
got some songs such as the Cowboy's
Lament and Roll on Little Dogies.
This was played with harmonica and
guitar at the same time.
Not to be outdone, the Girls' Glee
Club came on and showed off just
like the boys did. They were all
right. They were directed by Mr.
Lastly came Beck and Elaine with
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Tournament Win Gives Tarleton the
State Championship in Texas
Junior College Association
In winning the basketball cham-
pionship of the Texas Junior Collego
Athletic Association, tho Tarleton
Plowboy team won five straight
games from Texarkana, Paris, Ilills-
boro, Gainesville, and Wichita Falls,
The Plowboy team did not show ex-
ceptional brilliance in any one game
during the tournament, but simply
played steady, sound basketball in
every game to overwhelm their op-
ponents. Every man on the squad
was a freshman, but every one of
them played like veterans. Sports
writers in commenting on the Tar-
leton team, seemed impressed with
tho fact that the team was so well-
balanced, The teams worked
easily and surely, playing reserves
in the earlier games, and whoa the
game for the championship on Satur-
day night came 'round, they played
their best basketball of the tourna-
The tournament consisted of fif-
teen games. Each team entered play-
ing every other team. Tarleton de
feated Hillsboro by a score of 23-14;
Gainesville by a score of 35-25;
Wichita Falls by a score of 46-22;
Paris by a score of 36-27; and tlioy
vanquished Texarkana to the tune
of 41-31. Texarkana was second in
the tournament, Paris' was third,
Gainesville fourth, Wichita Falls
was fifth, and Hillsboro finished in
the cellar. They did not win a game.
The Texarkana team that finished
second in the tournament was com-
posed, of experienced, fighting men
that wero battling for the titular
honors. In Jno. C. Rossett and J.
Rossett they had tho two best for-
wards in the tournament. Every man
on tho team was well over six feet
in height and with Wallace, an ex-
ceptionally good guard, they pre-
sented a team that playing some-
thing like the O. B, U. Bisons who
played here early in tho season.
Gainesville boasted the tallest
man in the tournament, one Kelly, a
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+ To "A" Company ♦
4 ; 4
4 I wish to congratulate "A" 4
+ Company on this issue of the 4
4 J-Tac,and also on their show- 4
4 ing for this year. 4
4 "A" Company always has 4
4 had a doubly hard task. They 4
4 must develop a good group of 4
4 soldiers and do it in the face 4
4 of tho name they have had as 4
+ an outlaw . company in tho +
+ past. +
+ In the three years that I +
+ have been here, the improve- +
+ ment has been rapid. This +
+ year, on account of the loyal- +
+ fcy of the men, the company +
+ has done well and by the end +
+ of the year, should havo a +
+ good chance at the Excellent -f
+ Banner, Major Sadler. +
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