The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 14, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 2, 1935 Page: 2 of 4
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Published Weekly by the Students of Johu Tarleton College
Entered as second-class mall matter at the Postoffiee in Stephenville,
Texas, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
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Address all eommiun cations to the J-Tac, Tarleton Station, Texas
- Jack Smith
..Mary Jo Denton
—- Louis Tate
Reporters: Harold Beaty, Elbert Adams, W. P. Allen, Bill Merrill, Mary
Love Griffith, Clara Nell MeDermett, Anu( Eldyss Jarratt, Pustine
Assistant Business Managers. Mildred Richardson, Mary Bert McAfee.
Circulation Managers. Harold Beaty, Joe Giibreat!:,
Staff Poet. Beba Statum.
IT'S ALL IN THE START
Well, here we come again although this spring sunshine has
us so we had much rather sleep than write editorials no one ever
reads. Nevertheless, we have a message to each and everyone.
Take it from the ones' who know by hard experience. This last
semester will go by in a hurry. More and more activities crowd
in, and teachers go faster and faster. The finish is too fast for
any sudden spurts to bring in a winner. Nothing but work at
the first will put us in shape to really and truly enjoy the social
privileges at the last. This is a new day on demerits and a new
day on ten-hour lists. Why not wake up a*hd work enough to have
the same privileges as our classmates? It is something to be
ashamed of if we are on the ten-hour list and it is something to
be ashamed of to have a great amount of demerits without rea-
son, Why not start out right, be moderate in everything, be
regular, and we will come nearer being a "swell guy" all our lives
than we will by spending all our time in a conscious effort to be
Prof. K old feet Has Very Little to Say,
Being Busy Hauling Away Instruments
During the early part of last
weak the temperature took a down-
ward jaunt and didn't stop until
it reached the zero mark; then as
if rebounding on all the ice and
frozen ground that it had caused,
the weather became warmer and
by the time exams were over, only
a faint chill remained ill the air
as a reminder that it had once
been cold. But the Professor (who
eats spinach for-breakfast) is still
a bit bewildered by the sudden
drop in temperature. He asserts
that on the night before it got so
cold, all indications pointed to-
ward warm — even hot — weather
for the following week.
We quote Koldfeet: "At mid-
night Saturday, the temperature
was exactly 79% degrees, and on
that particular night I recall that
the Star Jupiter was sending forth
heat rays to the earth at the rate
of one million kilocymeters per
second; and this fact alone was
enough to cause me to believe that
the following day would be warm.
But the next day (Sunday) dawn-
ed a bit cooler, and by noon it was
cold; all of my calculating instru-
ments proved to he false so I had
them hauled away and destroyed.
1 must now start to work on new
instruments to take the place of
my old ones."
Professor Koldfeet had very lit-
tle to say, being extremely busy
and worried besides, but he laid
aside his work long enough to say:
"Thl3 is the first time in my long
years of experience in the World
of Weather, that my "Predicting
Instruments" have failed me. May-
be it's because the machines are
getting old, but I can not believe
that, because they have been serv-
ing me faithfully for the last sev-
enty-five years during which time
I have made weather predictions
and calculations from all parts of
the world. In fact my services are
so highly valued that 1 never stay
at any one place more than a week
or two. The people always insist
that I go to other lands, where I
wili be more appreciated. Several
times, in Singapore for instance, I
was literally thrown out of the
city by the enthusiastic citizens
who showered me with many gifts
as I departed. But I am getting off
the subject. As I stated before, my
instruments have miscalculated so
I feel that it is my duty to begin
work ou new Weatherometers.
Now SCRAM, and don't come back
until next week."
At the present writing, skies are
clear, temperature is slightly low-
er, and exams are over.
Great Battle of Final Exams Ends in Long
Sighs with Congratulations and Sympathy
Now that it is all over, it is with
a sigh of relief that we look back
over exam week.
The great battle with exams
lasted four long, tiresome days.
The few days preceding the bat-
tles dawned cold and clear, and
the students began to gather am-
munition by the cramming meth-
ods. Almost everyone plunged
bravely into battle at the first.
When the battles were begun, girls
were seen crying and tearing their
hair; the cadets wore grave and
stern faces. Many gave up early in
the fight and fell in defeat. Others
who had the help of the brave
comrade, Knowledge, remained
calm and bravely struggled to the
end. Every one wished he had
spent more time gathering ammu-
nition for protection during the
battles. The work was unmerciful-
ly poured on by the ruthless teach-
ers. The better prepared students
tried in vain to aid the poorly pre-
pared comrades who were so neai1-
ly exhausted and ready to fall un-
der the heavy load. ,
When the smoke of battle had
at last cleared away, the smiles
returned to the faces of the stu-
dents who won the battles. The
faces of the defeated remained
cold and stern. Small groups were
seen congratulating the winners
and sympathizing with the losers.
Everyone bore the grim determin-
ation to be prepared for the next
Scoring practically whenever
they pleased, the Plowboy quintet
defeated Hillsboro Junior College
here Thursday night with a score
of 65-19. The game promised ac-
tion for the first few minutes of
play but it soon became evident
that the Indians were far inferior
to the Plowboys. Time after time
the Plowboys carried through
beautifully planned plays without
the Indians realizing what was
happening until the goal was
made. The half ended with the
score standing at 27-12. Head-
stream and Tate each made seven
points during this half. Holland
led the Hillsboro quint with four
points. Free shots for fouls were
During the second half the quin-
tet of the purple and white scored
without effort. The game was
without fire or pep, with little pep
shown by the spectators after the
half. Willie Tate led the scoring
with 21 of Tarleton's 66 points
while Headstream was second with
14. Pinley made 10, Wood and Hol-
land led the Hillsboro quintet with
7 each. Daking and Nichols fol-
lowed with 2 each. Many long
shots were made, but most of Tar-
leton's goals came in the scramble
directly under the goal with first
one and then another slapping the
ball at the goal, Holland, guard
for the Indians, managed to show
in almost every play. Headstream
and Tate were especially outstand-
ing both for their playl--fe arm
great height. Headstre>'..u, fresh-
man center, is one of ;he best play-
ers on the Tarleton team.
Plowboys Defeat Weatherford
The Plowboys journeyed to
Weatherford last Tuesday night
and won their third conference
basketball game with a score of
33-23. The play was rough,
Weatherford's center was sent out
of the game on personal fouls. The
first half was slow, but the Plow-
boy quintet came out playing real
basketball in the second half. Britt
led the scoring with nine points;
Finley followed with seven: Head-
stream five, and Tate, Williams,
and Payne each four. F. Rutledge
and Caskin led the Coyotes with
six each while C, Rutledge and Al-
len each made five. Hood con-
tributed the other point.
TARLETON STUDENTS WED .
... DURING MID-TERM EXAMS
Shortly after six o'clock Thurs-
day evening. January 24. Ada Jean
McKinney of Mineral Wells and
Hal Roivlett of Sanderson wore
married. The couple was accomp-
anied by Jennie Lee Withers and
Jimmie Speer to Dublin, where the
ceremony was performed. They
returned to Stephenville and left
Friday morning for Rowlett's home
CADET AND CADETETTE
W. D. Smith says he is very I The Dump girls are really play-
fond of red heads. J ing checkers with the rooms now.
Where was Richey on Monday
before exams started?
Jude Smith has a pretty little
brunette going his way.
Among the crop of new students
we find Coda Baggett and Elsie
Hafer very pleasing.
We wish someone would teach
Bo Allen to bo more economical
Oh, these senior girls who are
already showing superiority by
wearing white shoes!
The boys surely won't complain
about not having a long enough
drill period this term.
Will Kathleen Sandidge ever
What gave all these girls the
inspiration to cut bangs so sud-
Mickey Sporer spent Sunday
and Monday with her aunt.
Faye Abbott is the proud owner
of a new ro mm ate, EInora Larson.
We are glad to have Evelyn
Clonts with her smile and auburn
hair back on the campus again.
Laura Kirk has made a resolu-
tion to be on time this term.
Pauline Starnes gets a big kick
out of cleaning mimeograph mach-
Fern Meisenheimer's boy friend
has the habit of appearing just
when she wants him.
Who are the heads of the Emer-
son and Davenport families?
Grace Short feels very impor-
tant wearing- two diamonds—or
perhaps we should say diamond-
Oh, for grades like Ann Jar-
Rebecca Robinette and Mark-
ham are beginning just where they
left off last spring.
We wish Burette Stone would
buy himself a large pencil,
Mary Mae Craddock and Curtis
Meeks are rapidly getting acquain-
Irene Wesley is the proud pos-
sessor of a new picture of the boy
friend back home.
We wish box rent fees were paid
according to the amount of mail
Louise Roe and Helen Turner—
two of a kind.
Four students who left at mid-
term have asked that the J-Tac
be sent to their home addresses.
They are Ward Lowe, Lometa;
Emmett D. Tucker, Meridian; M.
D. MeCormick, Blooming Grove;
and Charles Miller, Olney.
YOU MUST BE PLEASED
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Office Phone ... 28
Residence Phone 59
Hours: 8-12 a. m.—2-fl p. m.
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Stephenville, — Texas
For College People, Who Care
Boy Pointer, barber
Ilia Harris, operator
Ladies leather Taps
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Tarleton Ave.—Next to Martin
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For your New Spring Footwear,
we have just what you want in
white and combinations.
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for her Valentine present.
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