The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 17, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 24, 1934 Page: 3 of 4
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Here and There
Esther Homeyer's lather, her sis-
ter, Elsie, and Mary Evelyn Howey
visited here this last week.
Miss Mahan and Miss Ruther-
ford went to see Katharine Cor-
nell's performance in Dallas Mon-
day tiight and Tuesday.
Iris Higgins, accompanied by
Hazel Sturgis, Mary Elizabeth Me-
Auliffe, Carolyn Slaikeu, and Jam-
es E. Briggs, went to her home in
Bill Smith visited relatives ill
Maxine and Leona McGilvray
were guests of Reha Statum at
Sydney over the week end-
Gene Milam and Ray Couscr
went to Uvalde.
Doris Thomas visited Helen
Cross in Fort Worth.
Herbert Smith went to liia home
Hinds Thomas, Bernard Whittle,
John Loftis, and Floydie Isom vis-
ited relatives in Abilene.
Gerald Ritehey visited his uncle
James Thweatt visited at Roscoe
Louise Pierson visited her family
Maxine Loyd and Eunice May-
field went to Rising Star.
Ina Mae Tate visited in Wichita
Falls last week.
Annie Lee Eades went home to
Menard last week end.
John Willis of Mexia is visiting
his I) rot her, Alva Willis, over the
Shirley Williamson went home
this week end.
Erma Nell Covey took Hester
Muse home with her for the week
Bill Bfassinganie and Mack Cres-
well are visiting Roy Westmore-
land in Mexia.
Life is net a dream; it is a real-
ity; a battle ground, and it takes
real fighting and real grit to come
out on top.
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plate lunches. We will appreciate
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Writing English Theme Tests Temperament
Of Student—Writer, Roomie* and Teacher
If it has to be done, it just has
to be that way. You spend the bet-
ter part of an hour writing an
English theme upon a dry subject
that you do not care anything
about. During this hour you finally
succeed in writing three pages
with as few mistakes as possible
when written only once and not
reread. The paper is folded, signed
correctly, and placed in your Eng-
lish book to take to class tomorrow.
As you were writing this theme
you had many interruptions; or
you could have finished sooner.
Your roommate is unconcernedly
lying in bed leisurely reading a ro-
mantic magazine of some kind. All
of a sudden he gives a sigh of
longing. Your trend of thought is
as closely connected as two paral-
lel barhed wires on a fence so you
become more interested in your
roommate's thoughts. He tells of
the hero in the story being saved
by the heroine. It must be a great
life if it could only happen to you.
Finally you go back to writing
again, and all of a sudden your
roommate becomes angry at the
ending of the story and throws the
magazine against the ceiling. It
rebounds to the wall and then to
This makes you angry for a mo-
ment, and you lay down your foun-
tain pen and jump in bed to scuf-
fle with your roomie. This lasts
only about five minutes because the
neighbors do not like the noise and
begin to throw articles at your
house. They also yell for quiet at
such a midnight hour. All at once
some part of the bed gives away,
and the fight is over.
With lack of interest in the En-
glish theme, you begin again to
compose a few more lines of
thought on paper to be turned in.
On the table lies the dictionary, all
coverod with dust. Spelling never
did bother you except in confer-
ences when your English teacher
demanded that you correct your
At last the town clock strikes
midnight, and you fold your mas-
terpiece with a yawn. That theme
was assigned to you a week ago
upon the subject "The Value of
Studying English." You hope that
your teacher will not say anything
about your selection of material
and the trend of thought. You are
really proud of your work and go
to bed with pleasant thoughts.
Later, conference is due on that
theme. That evening you are in
high spirits as you go to correct
your paper. That article which was
so neatly written has so many red
marks that the original manu-
script is almost unrecognizable.
Your English teacher looks at you
with a snort of disgust and asks
why there were so many misspell-
ed words. The lack of punctuation
makes her rave, and a quiver runs
up and down your backbone like
electricity. The best way to test
the temperament of your English
teacher is just to use the comma
in a series of some kind or in a
compound sentence. Your ears ac-
tually get red.
After two hours correcting the
mistakes on a one-hour theme you
are dismissed from conference.
You walk out, and some fellow
student says, "Who started this
course called English anyway?"
The happiest student is the one
who has finally finished all the re-
quired courses in English after
taking the freshman course a cou-
ple of times and passes senior En-
glish the first go.
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£ TELEGRAPH |
"Music makes me do the things
that I never should do," crooned
Herman Allen as he dashed over
to the conservatory. "That's why I
am going to take my music lesson."
Did you know that Herman was
just slightly uneasy last Saturday
night when some one asked him if
he could dance?
Jack Smith walked into the
Dump last Saturday night and be-
gan to talk with Inez Porter. She
said, "I certainly did see a good
show this evening." Jack looked
rather puzzled and asked, "Were
you not supposed to have a date
for the show tonight? Which one
did you go to?" She looked rather
silly and seeing that her chance of
going to the show that night was
small, she answered, "The other
one." That was all Jack could get
her to say.
Lewis W. Murdock, otherwise
Nap, said, "Colonel, old dear, does-
n't your cap hurt the corners of
your head?" The Colonel replied,
"No, my cap is large enough."
"After my three years of flaw-
less record here in Tarleton, I mar-
red my reputation by signing a
worthless petition," moaned the re-
tired major, William H. Smith.
Last Monday William was unable
to attend classes because he got
poisoned On some hamburgers he
ate in Fort Worth during the week
Rats! Eats: Rats, rats, rats!
They don't like rats! It is this
way: Mary Elizabeth McAuliffe
and Hazel Sturgis spent the week-
end with Iris Higgins in Lampasas
—in unison. They were introduced
to a little rubber mouse, and they
flew away from it—-in unison.
These two are campus twins be-
cause they are in unison. They
have only one regret, and it is that
they could not sleep on the floor in
public speaking class the .other
evening because Miss Lillard was
making too much noise. They both
got stuck—in unison.
Needfaam said that he did not
know any dirt. He also said that
you could never tell when he might
get into some himself. He excused
himself by saying that he had to
interview Mr. Hale for the Who's
Van Parmley's theme song is
"Honeymoon Hotel," and the stu-
dents claim that they certainly do
know about it.
■ Hersehel Collings is just waiting
until another League trip because
then he will get to see his girl
friend again. He says that she is
As they say, Geneva Abbott is
true to the Cadet Corps and to the
Captain Baker asked where Ollie
Little was Thursday morning in
physics class. J. JD. Turner said,
"Just like his name, Captain Ba-
ker—Little late." Ollie came into
the class about that time and the
class cheered him for being earlier
Bill Shipman is dashing over to
Hamilton now to see the one Mary
Ellen Shaffer. We can guess that
he is letting Joy Cousins down.
A girl made the statement the
other day that she did not think
La Roy Coppedge to be so hand-
some, but that she certainly would
like to ride in his car.
William Wiley said that his head
was getting ball. Somebody said,
"That's right. Your head is get-
ting more round."
"OH YEAH" HAS VIVID HIS-
TORY IN OLD DAYS
The modern young man who low-
ers a wise eyelid and intones "Oh
yeah," fancyfying himself up-to-
date, is about 1,500 years behind
Beowulf, about 600 or 600 years
after Christ, would have said
"yeah." Our "yeah" is the "yea" of
the Bible. Anglo-Saxon authorities
have agreed that if you put down
those letters y-e-a, and pronounce
them as the Anglo-Saxon would
have, you'll find yourself saying
People who say "them" for
"those" are also 1,500 years out of
date. If you analyze historically
the use of "them" for "those," you
find that "them" is a survival of
an old dative form found in Anglo-
The four most common mistakes
in the use of the English language
are "ain't," "I done" or "I seen,"
"them things," and the double neg-
ative, "I didn't do nothing."
"Aren't it" is perfectly good
British English, if not American,
and further contraction "ain't" is
not so odd.—Simmons Rrcnd.
LES LUNETTES ENTERTAIN
WITH TEA IN DORMITORY
Honoring the girls' social clubs
in Tarleton, Les Lunettes Club en-
tertained with a tea Sunday after-
noon in the dormitory. The color
scheme, suggested by George
Washington's birthday, was carried
out in the flowers, in the favors,
which were miniature flags, and in
the table decoration. The center-
piece of the table was a small cher-
ry tree, and the lace cloth was laid
over red, white and blue. Red tap-
ers burned at either end of the ta-
ble. Tea and coffee were poured in
turn by Bobby Louise Price, presi-
dent of Z. G.'s, Mae Evelyn White,
president of the O. W. L. S„ Mar-
garet Harris, president of the Tejas
Club, and Opal Butler, president of
the Dau Ta's.
Those in the receiving line were
Dorothy Lynn Taylor, president of
Les Lunettes, Miss Westbrook, Mrs
Moody, and the sponsors of the
clubs, Miss Clem, Miss Brown, Miss
Hilswick, Miss Lillard, Mrs. Rich-
ardson, and Miss Blanks.
During the afternoon, Mrs. Swan
Richardson rendered several violin
solos, accompanied by Mrs. Moody
at the piano, Louise Pierson and
Elizabeth Shaffer furnished music
at the piano, and Evans Prichard
gave a reading.
Refreshments of tea, eoffee, meat
sandwiches, nut rolls, olives, and
red, white and blue mints were
served to members of the J. A. P.'s,
O. W. L. S., S. 0. S., Dau Ta, Z. G„
and Tejas clubs.
The following members of Les
Lunettes Club served in the house
party: Beverly Keyset-, Margaret
Hamilton, Mary Elizabeth Chand-
ler, LaVerne Whitacre, Virginia
Ayers, Ina Mae Tate, Vivian Ham-
mock, Mary Mulloy, Alice Hamil-
ton, and Mazelle Cowan.
| Campus Chatter |
The notes of a popular song fil-
tered through the darkness. After
following the golden voice for some
time, someone found Ki Ki pouring
the promising trains of "I'll Be
Paihful, Dear," into the ear of a
certain little miss.
Who dares speak these words?
"I sure do love that girl." I know.
I was in love once before, and now
GOOD EATS GOOD DRINKS
The Varsity Shop
I feel the same way about-
Now it's perfectly all right to feel
that way, but what we most want
to know is why did you ever leave
Ug Word, our famous imitator
of Cab Calloway, alias Cupid, was
found in an embarrassing situa-
tion. It wasn't the fact that he was
leading an imaginary orchestra,
but the fact that he was standing
before a mirror and was standing
on a stool.
Clint Wolston, in a fit of rage,
exclaimed, "I'm going to break my
neck. That ought to get more at-
tention than a broken ankle."
We have heard that it was a cat
scratch, a fall from a tree, a twist
a dog bite, an automobile wreck, a
basketball game, a horse fall, and
a blonde or maybe a red-head. Bob,
just what did happen?
Ah, hail the two new chumps in-
to our midst. First came the tripe.
It was swell. Then everything went
fine until the boy-friends arrived.
Well, some things can be overlook-
After that came the informal in-
vitation to leave. (Anger.) Then
the feminine tears and pleases to
go home. O. K. !* ? ?!* (Muchlater.)
Climax—another please, another
boy, surprise, anger,—then the
word, "chump" issues from the
mouth of a heart-broken boy.
J. T. A. C.
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