The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 15, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 10, 1931 Page: 3 of 4
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Aunt Jane's; House
Hello; folks; here Je are. Happy
New Year to everyone is our
hearty greeting this 'blue Monday.'
The Barnyard Family entertain-
ing over station A-TJ-N-T J-A-N-E.
Isn't it terrible to' do something
iou don't want to do? Why do we
havt to go to school,, then?
Thi:;>e grades! Whoopee!
Liliie Mm thinks K means ex-
jj.'-ij,una was wise (for once).
She, went to the postoffice and got
her grades herself,
Gracd was so eager to get back
to the placs she Loved so well that
slie came back. Sat ai day. The rest
rjf ua wanted to be with 'home
long as possible, and we
4'dn'tj g .-- back until- Sunday. Isn't
that right, Mabel?
Who said there .ain't no Santa?
' "here certanily is one, 'cause, we
saw him with bur own eyes at the
Christmas tree. He ilooked ■ better
t aari any—ah—one we see at Tar-
leton, Sadie disagrees.
Ethel said that she came back
vVkci-.the 'real spirit'—sh! but she
explained it all to ns Sunday night.
Well, we really believe that Sa-
die,. Grace, and Liliie Mae are re-
1 ip.1.' t-us—think the modern -expres-
sion for fhe word is S. A, Anyway
they Went to church in the rain.
\Ve just wonder whom they saw,
. ..Those two weeks were short and
snappy ■ and also happy ones.
Wasn't it a marvelous feeling to
"know that- there were no lessons,
quiet hour, classes to meet, tests,
demerits, castor oil, etc., to bother
us? 14 ■
: How' maiiy of' you made resolu-
tions? We couldn't keep them if we
We wish you all three hundred'
and sixty-five days of happiness
and joy. ■
A-U-N-T J-A-N-E'S station now
signing off. Good bye, Ding, ding,
Neighbor (angrily) : "Professor,
I 3m surprised to hear that your
chickens have been'' over the wall
scratching up my garden."
"Professor (with dignity): "My
dear, sir, that, can hardly be re-
garded as a phenomenon. If 'your
garden had come over the wall and
scratched"' my chickens, I could
have understood -/our astonish-
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Their Favorite Songs
Babe Ruth—''After the Bass is
The aviator—"I was never near-
er Heaven in my life."
The flapper-—"Waiting for the
Newsboy—"Yes, We Have No
November 27, 1919.
John Winters, Jr. won five dol-
lars offered to one who submit'
ted the name chosen by the facul-
ty committee for the John Tarle-
ton Agricultural College paper.
"When do you leave?"
"What do you want for. Christ-
- "Let .me see, your Christmas
'*1 can't study at all."
"O, I just can't "Wait 'till Christ■
"What did you get for Christ-
"Look what Santa 'brought me!"
"Gee, didn't you hate to come
"Where's the Spanish lesson?"
"I'm so sleepy!"
* "I wish it were still Christmas."
"I'll be so glad when school is
Last night as I lay dreaming
Dreams as stratufa as could be,
I civeamed thuc on my card was
And alas, 'twas only a "D."
Somewhere on our journey as
"Campus Tattler" we saw this
sign over the door of a student's
room. "Only 142 more days 'til I
see the girl I left behind me!"
Pretty good! Really we thought it
was longer than that;
Can You Imagine...
The college postoffice being de-
serted at eight o'clock A, M. ?
The bulletin b-titrd with no de-
linquencies p1--.viil ? ^
The campus nut decorated with
An English course without much
The night watchman' asleep on
An English teacher minus a red
pencil? -- 1
A freshman feeling important
on receiving an "At Once Card?"
Neither can we.
- Headqaurters R. O. T. C.
December 17, 1930.
The cadets that are listed below
are eligible, to wear the Vidette
Award and pin. They 'will also
have all the privileges that an
award Vidette is entitled to:
. J. K. Baggett.
D.; S. Gibson.
J. G. Glenney.
J. Greenway. , - j. ■
W, D. King. '
' By order of- Lieut. Col.- Scott. .
■ ■ > .Robert Fuller
Neatness adds to your personality—
wear clean, clothes.
"You Must Be Pleased"
COLLEGE TAILORS—Phone 449
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| Quality1 Groceries of All Kinds
For the Household,
; HENSON'S GROCERY
Free Delivery Service — Phone 112
: : NATURAL |AS
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Attractive for the Hmoe and Industry
SOUTHWEST GAS COMPANY
Well, how did Santa Claus treat
you? We all came out fine. Our
"first year man," Woodroe Jack-
sop, . says he believes there is a
Santa Claus after all. He ' went
home sad and dovra-htarted, but
he came back in high "spirit," and
is looking fine. We can't imagine
why though. Everyone is mighty
glad to be back so he can rest;'
yes, we all will need a rest.
There is a new man staying
with us now, Mr. Jesse . Moore,
from "somewhere." Nq. one knows
where he is from. Oh, yes, he's
from, the army; an army man is
likely to be from most anywhere.
Hs is just starting out "batch-
ing"; we wish him luck. He'll
learn to do without good things
to eat pretty quick; though, for
we are all old hands. When you
want to hear some good guitar
picking, just come around, for he
can surely' do it, and how! ,
We are sorry to ■ report that
"Badger Little" (Gene Austin the
second) failed to show up. He
was probably lonesome because his
old lady Woblford did not come
back. Little has probably gone to
''the world's fair" and ■ back by
Marvin. Kay stayed in Stephen-
ville during- the holidays. He
won't... 11 what he did/ though.
This V>\vn . likely would not last
long if he were not here to hold
it together .and to uphold its
Our friend Casey went to Ce-
lina, Denton, or maybe to Cle-
burne what time he was not in
Stephenville. He might have gone
to Oklahoma; the writer saw where
a girl promised to meet him at
Ardmore if he would come. He
hasn't given an account of him-
self as yet, though; we don't
know where -he went.
Aubry Allison ■ went to Tolar,
San Antonio, Austin, Taylor, and
other points south. He surely is
dumb; he didn't take an over-
coat because he was going to
"Sunny San Antonio,"' He said
that town wasn't as "hot" as it
is cracked up to be. When he got
back to Fort 'Worth, he felt as
if he were back in God's coun-
try once more; and, oh boy! when
he walked over the hill and saw
the skyscrapers of Tolar town
looming up in the distance, he
experienced a great thrill. He
said those towns - were all right
as long as you had any money,
.but if you happen to be "broke,"
you surely were out of luck. He
says it's a long way to walk
through one of those towns when,
if you had a'dime, you could ride
out to the end of the street car
line and catch a ride. On the
whole he thinks they can't com-
pare with Tolar in any way.
She is a short brunette with
dark eyes, is- always smiling, fights
some, S, A's with an adjutant of
the First. Battalion and works at
She is about five feet and seven
inches tall, has pretty, slightly
curled black hair and dark eyes,
has a dumb'smile every time one
sees . her, don't t^ll whether one is
kidding her or . not when he tells'
her she is cute and good looking.
She works at the dining hall. The
sight of her makes one dream of
She is big as an ox with sandy
colored hair, and dumb expression
on her face. She can fight like a
tiger. She is a native. of Gates-
ville, " She should.be in the boxing
He has dark hair and a dark
complexion, is bowl egged, is a
major—and receives a Xmas card
from Fish Keys.
You Will Never Be
For doing your level best.
For your faith in humanity.
For being kind to. the poor.
For hearing before judging.
For thinking before speaking.
For being candid and frank.
For discounting the' tale bearer.
For being loyal to the preacher.
For stopping your ears to gos-
For asking pardon when in er-
For, the influence of high mo-
For bridling the slanderous
For being generous with an en-
For being square in business
deals. ' ' /
For sympathizing with the op-
Mr. Virgil .Roberts of Dallas,
an ' ex-student,1 visited ". Weichsel
Baxley Christmas week,
New Annex News
Whoopie! Back; in the Dump
again after a two; weeks' absence.
Is it a good feeling to be back?
Well—mefebe. yesj and mebbe, no.
Hazel Howell spent the Christ-
mas -holidays at. her home in
Gertrude Gilmoi-e was supposed
to- go home for Christmas, but
from all indication^ she spent most
of her time in Seymour and Ro-
chelle, ■ 1
■ Chrystene Ayerg spent Christ-
mas holidays at j several - -places.
She visited in Oarbon, Abilene,
De Leon, and Rotian.
We have been w -^5ring about
the -handsome pic" . V that .Wil-
leta ■ brought bac.,, "?from -Bowie.
How about it, Willieta?
Fish Mack erijoyed the holidays
spent at her./home, Mineral Wells,
and Older,-, but she is glad to be
back to .welcome her new room-
mate, Allene Davis.
Scottif; and Hazel, the hew mar-
ried couple, are as happy as two
doves 't<-j be back together after
spending^ their vacations . at their
■Johnny Tolis^n spent' Christmas
holidays at home m Thurber
Lila Ruth Stubblefield -jpent the
holidays in Carbon. She '.'a very
happy because of her new r oom-
mate, Ruth Hines, who is to ar-
Lucy Holbert spent the- Christ-
mas vacation in Arcadia and in
On December the 17th Miss Nina
Dossey served a formal dinner to
eleven guests. The menu consisted
Olives " Celery
Devilled Oysters on Half Shells
Roast Chicken Rolled Sandwiches
Sweet Potato Croquettes Giblet
Cracker Dressing Mashed Turnips
' Lettuce-- and Phmento] Salad-' ■
Panachees of Pistachio Ice Cream
Salted Nuts Chester Raisin
When the guests arrived, they
were ushered into the living room
where they were confronted by a
stately fireplace and mantel, and
pine knots on the hearth threw
out a ruddy glow that reminded
every one of happy, little Tim. "
T- When dinner was announced, the
guests went to the dining room,
and then they showed their great
surprise. In one corner of the
room stood a magnificent Christ--
mas tree, decorated' and ready for
Santa Claus. The shades were
drawn, and .the rpom was lighted
by tall green and red tapers. This
pale green light east its glow up-
on a table of perfection. The cen-
terpiece was a large while box,
mounted by a Santa 'Claus who
had a pack of toys. The. first
course was on the table in lovely
little Christmas boxes, which each
guest was to keep.*' The second
course, piping hot bouillon, was
topped with whipped cream.
The devilled oysters were serv-
ed in quaint little shells from
Germany and were accompanied
with green and red rolled sand-
wiches, tied with green ribbons.
The main course was very de-
licious, and the Christmas spirit
was brought out more when the
cardinal punch, was served.
The dessert, Panachees of Pis-
tachio Ice Cream, was a piece of
art.' In the center of each plate
of ice cream was a green pana-
chee Christmas tree,, decorated
with green and red colored sugar.
After dinner coffee was gra-
ciously served by the hostess, and
salted nuts and clustered raisins
were passed by the maids.
The head waitress lifted the
centerpiece from the table, and
to" the surprise of the gnests there
were two trays of favors. These
consisted of candy and eookiei
toys which were ! made by the
members of the Senior Poods
The following were guests, of
Miss Dossey: Dean and Mrs. Da-
vis, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wil-
kins, Miss Mattie Walker, Miss
Nelson, Miss Lena Boydston, Miss
Lucile Kay, Miss Eilene -Spivey,
Mr. Robert Fuller, and Mrs. J, C,
Elam , - ■
Miss Leola Pettus, an ex-student
of Tarleton, visited Mrs. 'Moody at
the- dormitory for a few days
during the holidays. : .
On Getting a Hair-Cut
One Monday morning as I stood
before a mirror combing my hair
in preparation to going to an
eight o'clock class, I noticed that
my hair was beginning" to obscure
the .front view of my ears. ■' '
"I must," ,1 thought, ."get a
haircut this afternoon! Let me seej
It has been three weeks'since I
last had it cut."
As my thoughts ran on, how-
ever, an obstacle arose. I could
not get a haircut that, afternoon.
It was Monday, and I had to work
outside the- campus on Monday
and 'Wednesday afternoons.
"Well," I said to myself, "I can
wait until tomorrow afternoon and
get my hair cut then." .
That afternoon as I worked, my
hair 'grew longer. -
Tuesday, afternoon came, , and
my last class ended at two-fifteen
o'clock. Suddenly, as I was leav-
ing the class room, the thought
of bookkeeping loomed large. in
my . mind. What about that sfet
that was due? It must he in the
hands of the, instructor by six
o'clock or my grade would be dis-
counted ten per cent. That hair
cut could wait until the morrow.
That set must be handed in', on
That afternoon, as I worked on
the bookkeeping set, my hair grew
As I combed my hair on Wed-
nesday morning, 11 could hardly see
my ears' from the front .view in
the . mirror,
"That was all right," I thought;
"I will get that haircut this af-
ternoon," 1 ■ -
Suddenly . my comb halted in
ijiid-air. What day was it? Well!
of . all things! Wednesday after-
noon was the other time that I
had to do outside work. There
was- no matting- out of it; I cer-
tainly eouk-J not get a haircut
. Wednesday afternoon, as I work-
ed, my hair grew . longer.
Thursday afternoon came. At
two-fifteen my last cilass ended,
and as I was leaving the c^-flss
room,- a classmate approached .me.
"Have you handed in your type-
writing exercises?" he asked.
"What exercises?" I inquired.
Those ending, on'page one hun-
dred forty of the manual," he
Had I? I had not! Why I lack-
ed four exercises .of-.having them
all written! ■ ■ j
On my ■ way ■ to the typewriter
room I ran my fingers gingerly
around my .ears and felt the rag-
ged outline of my hair.
\ WMle- .1 spent the following:
hours bent over a typewriter, my
hair 'grew longer. - ,
Friday morning I .qiled my hair
and carefully combed back the
long hair around my ears. By
combing it back in this . manner
its length was rendered less no-
Later in the' morning, in En-
glish class, the instructor told us
that, as a result of unforeseen cir-
cumstances, she. must - see each of
her students in English confer-
ence that afternoon." With' a de-
spairing glance about' me, I claw-
ed back my long, ragged locks
and told her that I' would be there
for' the conference.
That afternoon, as I awaited my
turn in- the crowded conference,
my hair grew longer.
On-. Saturday morning, as I
combed my hair, I noticed that
there was a distinct line of "duck
tails" ■ around my head, showing
exactly where my hat came to' on
My. last class that afternoon
ended at one-fifteen. At one-sev-
enteen I breathlessly seated my-
self in a chair of a barber shop
nine blocks from the school cam-
pus. Upon the barber's inquiry,
I tersely. stated that I-wanted a
haircut. In two. minutes the sound
of his shears had lulled' me half
(o sleep. - . ' ' ' '
About twenty minutes later I
was routed from my reveries by
the barber's inquiries, concerning a
shave, a, massage, a shampoo, a
tonic, arid, last, an oil. I replied
in' the negative to each of these,
however, and soon paid the barber
fpr the hair cut.
-'As I .walked put of the barber
shop, I . turned the collar of my
coat up about my bare temples as
a protection against the chill wind,
and turned' my! footsteps .home-
"At, last," I breathed, with
a deep sigh of relief, "the deed
Here and There
The students missed the won-
derful snow that blanketed ^Ste-
phenville, but the majority of
them enjoyed. the one that fell
in their respective homes.
You should see some of the
presents the- cadets and co-eds
brought from home. New ties,
socks, bathrobes, and pictures.
Some students seemed glad to
get back to school, while other's
did not manifest much , spirit at
being here.. Probably they left
someone back home.
Many of the boys and girls
worked while they; were home
Christmas, Their presence and as-
sistance helped make the holidays
pleasant for their parents'.
Hard times are affecting most
of the, students in Tarleton, bilt
they still wear' a smile and work
diligently. What more can they
Many changes are being made
at the first of the year. Some of
these : will be unfavorable to us.
A few of oar students will leave
school. They will be missed, but
others will take their places.
' What did the parents think
about your grades ? Our guess is
that the grades were not appre-
ciated by the. "folks,". At . least
not all of 'them.
How about those ■ New ■ Year's
resolutions ? Have you broken
them, or: did'you make any? If
you made some good ones, carry
them .out. For instance, write an
article for the J-Tac every Week.
The companies are looking for-
ward to the competition. Probably
some of the girls are interested
Sleepiness is prevailing on the
campus this week. The midnight
matinees took their toll in sleep.
That last night in the home town
was not spent with mama' and
The , co-eds resolve: '
1. To love only one cadet
2. To - have dates witK that oIju/
3. To stop wearing chambrays?
4. To sit on the east side -of
5. To keep their lights burning
6. To ride any time with any
8. (Last, but not least) to ma-
jor in compulsology.
The cadets resolved;
1. To smoke on the campus?
2. To wear "civies?"
3. To forget the girls?
4. To stop checking on Dad?
5. To be out after hours every
6. To stop drilling?
Did You Know That—
Tarletoh has one freshman who
was mayor of San Antonio for one
day. This same freshman made
a : trig through Europe yitlj; Ihp
American Boy' Scputs. He was in
the world Boy ;S,caut camp in .En-),
.gland'for 'two weeks. After the
camp broke, th'e . scouts crossed ov- '
er to the continent' and stayed
there ■ for some time. "Fish"
Brewster says that he . enjoyed
meeting the scouts of other na-.
tions, and that their, principles are
like those of American Scouts, Ha
is the proud -possessor of eighty-'
three merit badges, which is, p .
number reached by very few.
Tarleton has a football star who
was all state tackle last year, and, ,
that he did good work on the grid- •
Company competition is coming
up soon, and tha.t. many, companies
are planning on extra drill in or-
der to try to capture the honor
banner. The company that wins,
competition this year will be. per-
mitted to carry the regimental col-
ors in every parade of the second
semester. - - - .
■ Everyone ca.me back from the
holidays with intentions of. work-
ing hard throughout this semester
and the remainder of the .year.
From all indications there will'be ,
mafiy good grades, made on the,
next report if students continue to:
work as they have done in the last,
This is a hard time for the J-Tac,
tc get news. This "is not "grip-
ping" but everyone knows that.
news will be appreciated. This.
time of the year- seems to be a
hard season for news. - If you'
have any, bring it up and help
your paper be a representation of
the thoughts of the student body.
Call up two different Marthas
and .try to make a date for the
show? Did you ever stress the no-
torious fact that the picture' was
an ■ hilarious Western one ftl!ed.
with blosd-eurdling' ' warwhoops,
snake dances, and jack rabbit
scalpings? Didja ever tell aver
the phone about your remarkable
relatives, such as Buffalo Bill, Kit
j'^rson, and" Sitting Bu'l? Really
i fi.r yere you ever '■alkd up. awuy
told hov ^ d and how
tough the pischer siii>\ ■ was?
..Well, in case you need any new
barbed wire, ice cream, or ^alt,
or if you would like to find out
something moye definite about the
above, please spe Gus Harris, Mary
Jo Slaughter or Mabel Boone.
The local National Guard Com-
pany has installed an indoor range
for .22 tagret practice. Practice is
already underway,' and some of
the boys have been training for
a good while. The team, which will
be selected later, is coached main-
ly by Litutenant. Frazier, who
was on the Camp "Perry team from
the Texas National Guard the past
year. The new .92 sub-calibers
will soon be- available for 45 pis-
tols. These will make a good deal
more practice available with the
Colt automatic. Then, too, ma-
chine gun work will begin right
away. This will give the enlisted
personnel a chance to qualify for
ratings in three service weapons.
On Phonograph Records
This Week Only. ' i /.
LIVINGSTON'S MUSIC STORE
Quality Barber Work
At Prices that Are Pleajsing1.
Let "Sal" Shine Your Shoes
City Barber Shop
Harris Bros. Grocery
\ Light Housekeepers!
You Can't Go Wrong By Trading
Henry Ellis Grocery &
The Economical Place to Trade.
PAY US A CALL
Miss Ellis: "Correct- this sen-
tence—-Before any damage could
bo done; the fire was put put by
the voluntary fire- department.'
Lil' Bob Fuller: "The fire was
put put before any damage could
be done: by the voluntary fire-de-
Patronize J-Tac Advertisers.
LYNCH'S SHOE SHOP
Prepare for Bad Weather
| KEEjP YOUR SHOES REPAIRED
I You Are Cordially Invited
To Visit Our Store at Its New Location
Bar ham's Drug Store and News Stand
' North Side Square
To Make This Their
Bank for 1930-31
THE Stephenville BANK
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