The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 12, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 12, 1935 Page: 1 of 4
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stephenvhjjE, texas, Saturday, January 12, 1935
STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! Final
exams are just around the corner,
so don't be surprised if you see
everybody walking around as if in
& trance the next two- weeks. The
climax in nervous tension among
students is expected to be reached
during the period between Jan-
uary 23 and 26, when exams will
be in full swing.
Starting off where it left off
last year, the Tarleton basketball
team opened its season with a
victory over Sproles Transfer of
Fort Worth. The score was 14 to
33. Of course it is too early in
the season to tell much about how
this year's team will compare with
last year's, but from all indica-
tions the Plowboy basketball team
is going places again in 1935.
Banking second to basketball in
sports at Tarleton, is ping-pong.
There is a ping-pong table in the
Recreation Hall, and from the
number of enthusiasts of the
game, it is only a matter of time
before tournaments will be held.
Miss McRuer, the entertainer in
chapel Monday, gave 'most every-
body a surprise when she started
■whistling instead of singing. We
thought her little "show" was no-
vel, with a certain style about it
which kept every one interested
until the finish.
PRE-LRW CLUB PLANS
TO HOLD MOCK TRIAL
The Pre-Law Club met Tuesday
evening at its regular meeting.
Club business was discussed and
a program was planned for the
next meeting. Frank Shelton was
appointed to head a committee to
prepare a mock trial to be held
at a meeting ih the near future.
FINE ARTS CLUB ENJOYS
GOOD PROGRAM TUESDAY
The Fine Arts Club enjoyed a
program Tuesday evening with
selections given by Mary Rich,
Kathryn Nutt, Janie Rogers, Ruth
Crenshaw, Ada Jean McKinney,
Wilma Barnett, Erma Lee Gil-
breath, Elbert Adams, Nadine
Keith, and Iva Louise Trewitt.
ADAMS AND BEATY LEAD
ALL FOR J-TAC AWARD
The J-Tac that was issued on
December 15, 1934, was judged
by a report from several stu-
dents. Norris Davis' story,
"Poet Don Blandirig, Interview-
ed, Suggests Hawaii for Peace,
Romance, and Adventure" tied
•with "Cordon Registers Surprise
at Tarlefon's Lovely Campus,
Chats About His Hobbies,"
written by Mary Jo. Denton, for
first place. A news story by
Frances Tate receives third;
"New Rooms Planned in H. E.
Ill the Thanksgiving issue
Harold Beaty was Swarded first
place on his article on "Labs
Equipped for Voice Amplifica-
tion," Elbert Adams received
second on his weather sfjoriy,
and A. D. Livingston third on
his feature on teat answers.
In this J-Tac contest among
the contributors, two new ones
are added to the list. The rat-
ings are as follows:
Elbert Adams — - -150
Harold Beaty .. 150
Norris Davis 100
James Cargile 73
Eulabelle Chappel —- — 50
Mary Jo Denton ... 75
Vaudine Williams .... 50
A. D, Livingston 25
Frances Tate — 25
L, LILLARD ATTENDS
NEW ORLEANS MEET
At Christmas Bliss Lillard at-
tended the National Speech Con-
vention at New Orleans, the Sou-
thern Association acting as host
to the National Association. She
reports having made some very
niee contacts and having had a
very interesting and inspiring
trip. All visitors, including Dr.
Eubank of the University of Wis-
consin, president of the National
Association, were complimentary
of the southern hospitality as dis-
played so beautifully at New Or-
The famous Creole dishes in the
French quarter of the city were
particularly enjoyed, and also the
plays and other programs portray-
ing the atmosphere of old New
Orleans. Miss Lillard attended the
luncheon of Zeta Phi Eta, national
speech fraternity and the oldest
professional fraternity for women
ill the country, which was organiz-
ed at Northwestern University in
1895. She was the only Zeta from
Texas, having been a member of.
the fraternity at S. M. U. The
honored guests at the luncheon in-
cluded Dorothy Dix, who stressed
the value of the study of speech in
the home of today, and who told
many interesting stories of her ca-
reer and of her contact with the
younger generation. Miss Lillard
says that she found Miss Dix to be
a very charming and intelligent
woman, full of enthusiasm for her
Miss Lillard also met Miss Wal-
lace of Wesleyan College in Ma-
con, Georgia, who taught speech in
John Tarleton College about 1900,
when Dr. Bramlett was president
of the school.
The next national meeting will
be held in Chicago. It was held last
year in New York City. Miss Lil-
lard returned to Texas with the
speech teachers of C. I. A. and of
Gainesville Junior College.
annual staff sends copy
to printers, engravers
The Grassburr staff will send its
second shipment of material to the
engravers and its first to the prin-
ters on January 15. This shipment
will include the faculty section,
most of the art work and feature
section, and some of the club pic-
tures. After this shipment more
than half of the material will have
been sent to the engraving com-
pany. The staff can then rest if
studying for finals can be called
resting, until about the first of
February, when work on the next
shipment will be started.
WINDOW CLIMBING IS NOW
OFFERED AS WINTER SPORT
Due to the new parts to be ad-
ded to the Chemistry Building, a
new sport will be added to college
athletics. That sport will be win-
dow climbing. The front stairs of
the building will be torn down,
and an "improvised structure"
will be placed along the south side
of the building. One wonders whe-
ther an "improvised structure"
means a rope, a ladder, or just
what. The chemistry students will
have to enter the class roojns
through the window. Those stu-
dents who have chemistry on the
third floor should soon become
skilled in this new sport.
FORMER TARLETONITE ONE
OF YOUNGEST LAWYERS
Roy Baker of Denison, who was
a student in John Tarleton College
during the 1932-33 term, has re-
ceived his license to practice law
in Texas, at the age of 20 years,
according to a dispatch in the
Denison Herald. Baker took a pre-
law course at Tarleton, He is said
to be one of the youngest licensed
lawyers, if not the youngest, in
Kick Ball Will Be Next Activity
For Tarleton Company Competition
PREVIEW OF USEFUL
In glancing over the schedule
for the new term, we note that
Home Economics 307, a course in
home relations for men, is being
offered again. This has been one of
the most popular elective courses
for Tarleton cadets each of the
past three years.
Home Economics 307 consists of
four units. The first deals with
etiquette for the young man as a
host or a guest in his home, at
school, in the theatre or restau-
rant, at the dance, or at other
social functions. The second unit
deals with the selection of food.
And the third considers the young
man's social and economic rela-
tions to his home. Such topics as
these are discussed: qualifications
for marriage, marriage laws, di-
vorce problems, income budgeting,
investments, insurance, and home
ownership. The fourth unit deals
with the selection of clothing that
will bring out the best points and
minimise the weaker points in the
physical and personality make-up
of the young man.
The course is in line with what
other colleges are doing to provide
social training for men students.
Design 305, public school art, is
a course in methods of teaching
art in the elementary grades. It
will be very useful not only to the
grade school teacher but also to
the girl who is interested in camp
work in the summers.
In this course the principles of
art and color are studied as they
apply to the everyday life of the
child. Such crafts as stamped and
tooled leather, basketry, weaving,
block printing, and puppet play
production are included in the
problems of art in the grades.
The course is open to all Tarle-
A course in the selection, care,
and cost of clothing listed as
Clothing 305 on the schedule, is
being offered for Tarleton girls
again this spring. This course
would interest the girl who wants
to dress to the best advantage.
A study is made of personality
and physical types, the character-
istics of material that give qual-
ity, economical buying, and the so-
cia? and hygienic aspects of cloth-
ing. The course is open to all girls
not majoring in home economics.
ARE NAMED FOR 1
Tarleton's favorites for 1934 and
1935 were announced by Dr. Scott
at the Christmas dance Thursday
night, December 20.
Those announced are as follows:
for All-Tarleton girl, Flora Jones;
for All-Tarleton boy, Ray Couser;
for prettiest girl, Margaret Pruitt;
for most military man, MacField
McDaniel; for best freshman girl,
Norma Bailiff; and for best fresh-
man boy, Ted Crowther.
f.f.a. greenhands to be
initiated in february
A regular bi-monthly meeting
of the Tarleton Collegiate F.F.A.
Chapter was held January 7,
The chapter voted to have the
initiation of greenhands at the
first meeting in February, Wade
Hodges was appointed to repre-
sent the Chapter at the Brazos
Valley District meeting Saturday,
and Gayle Adams was elected
farm watch dog. Father and son
banquets were also discussed.
trophy to be awarded;
coach announces rules
Subscribe for J-Tac.
Kick ball, a game originated by
Coach Wisdom, is to be the next
activity for company competition.
A trophy is to be awarded to the
The rules of the game are as
A regular football field is the
playing field and quarters are to
be ten minutes each. There are to
be from 11 to 25 on each side, the
larger number being preferable.
The ball is put into play on the 40
yard line as in football. Through-
out the game the ball must not be
touched by any part of the body
except the feet, excepting fly balls,
which may be caught as punts are
in football. The player may catch
the ball and punt or drop kick it
at - once, or he may signal for a
fair catch and catch the ball and
put it in play by a punt, drop kick,
or place kick under free kick con-
ditions; that is, his own team back
of a line running through the ball,
and the opponents on a restrain-
ing line ten yards in front of ball.
A ball going out of bounds goes
to the side not causing it to go
out of bounds, and is put into play
at the point where the ball went
out, by place kick, under free kick
There shall be no blocking or
kicking and tripping, or running
with the ball, and no passing of
A ball kicked over the goal line
counts one point. A field goal
counts three points.
The penalty for blocking and
other rule-breaking is expulsion
from the game for the rest of the
quarter or for a longer period if
the officials deem it advisable.
Substitutions may be made at
any time, a player to be put in the
game only once during each quar-
DEAD WEEK DEFINED
AND ADVICE IS GIVEN
January 26 will mark the end
of the first semester here in John
Tarleton College. The following
Monday and Tuesday, January 28
and 29, are to be the days of reg-
istration for the second semester.
Class work is to begin on Wednes-
day, January 30, at 8 o'clock. To-
day, January 12, is the first day of
dead week, and this period is to
continue until all of the final ex-
aminations; Iiave been finished.
This dead week means that all
parties are to be put away, all
night picture show privileges to
be canceled, and all students to
stay in their room to prepare for
the ending of the first semester
and the final examinations. In the
past it was always found that this
week of n.on-recreation means
much than can be told to the stu-
dent who is on the border line of
failing his work. All the upper-
classmen will advise the freshmen
to put' in much time preparing
early for the finals.
brazos valley f.f.a. to
The officers of the Future Far-
mer Chapters of the Brazos Val-
ley District will meet here Jan-
uary 12 for the purpose of check-
ing the reports of work done from
July 1 through December 31,
chapter paraphernalia, and the ac-
complishment of district objec-
tives. An officers' training school
will follow the meeting.
Chapters to be represented at
the meeting are Clairette, Dub-
lin, Graham, Hico, Millsap, Santo,
Tolar, Walnut Springs, DeLeon,
Weatherford, Comyn, Gustine,
Sidney, Proctor, Comanche, and
MUSIC LDVERS HAVE
A new feature of entertainment
and intellectual appreciation has
been offered to all music lovers
and especially to those who are
interested in piano. The students
of Mr. Froh met in his studio
Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock
for an enjoyable hour. Mr. Froh
lectured on the life of Mouart,
bringing out some intimate inci-
dents of his life in order to make
the musician a more vivid and life~
like character to the listeners.
Edwina Sparks played a serious
Mozart number, with much suc-
cess, Fantasia and Sonata in C
sharp minor. The last feature of
the entertainment carried out the
old German idea of Mozart's day,
a Kaffee Klatch.
Miss Mary Rankin of Corpus
Chisti, a 1913 graduate of Tarle-
ton Conservatory, was a visitor
here last week. She expressed her
delight and surprise at the im-
provements of the school and cam-
pus over her day and time.
The College Orchestra -will have
charge of the music during chapel
The J. T. A. C. Chorus will sing
at the Stephenville High School
Miss McRuer of New York en-
tertained Tarleton students Mon-
day at chapel with some very un-
usual whistling. This delightful
whistling was accomplished with-
out the aid of anything except the
natural vocal organs. "By the
Waters of Minnetohka" and "Lis-
ten to the Mocking Bird" were in-
cluded in the selections.
Miss McRuer is an officer of the
National Missions of the Presby-
terian church. She was the guest
of Dr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Smith.
press club plans dance,
discusses adopting pins
The final meeting of the first
semester was held last Tuesday
evening by the Press Club in room
At that time plans were made
for the Press Club dance, which
will take place during the second
week of the second semester.
Some discussion on the adopt-
ion of Press Club pins followed.
Bobby Price made a short talk
in appreciation of Hazel Stroud,
retiring president, who expressed
her pleasure in serving as presi-
dent of the club during the first
semester and her wishes for con-
tinued success during the coming
JUST A REMINDER THAT
CONTESTS CLOSE FEB. 1
All those students who are
required to write short stories
in English, as well as all other
students interested in competi-
tion in r-tuirt story and one-act
play writing are reminded that
the contest closes February 2.
Prizes are being offered for
individual awards. The winning
story and play will be entered
in the Texas ,Intei,coUelgiate
Press Association Contest
which includes practically all
the press clubs of colleges over
the entire state. Do not hesi-
tate to enter yours, even if you
don't think it is a masterpiece.
It may win.
This is the first year Tarle-
ton Press Club has had the op-
portunity to participate in in-
tercollegiate competition, and it
is particularly eager to make
a worthwhile showing at the
meeting to be held in Hunts-
ville nest spring.
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