The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 13, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 14, 1935 Page: 1 of 4
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E.E, TEXAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1935
Thirty-Five Tarleton Cagers Led
By Capt. Spears Report to Practice
TO BE HELD SUNDAV
The Band, Orchestra, Chorus,
and a vocal soloist will combine to
make a Christmas ;pi:bgram to be
given Sunday at 4:15 o'clock by
the Fine Arts Department in. the
; College Auditorium. , •
The following,program bias been
•, announced: Five Yule-tide Songs.
"Abenlied" (Seitz), "Tarleton
Forever" (Joe Edwards), and
"Gala Nights (Chenetti); by the
College Band;.1 "There's a'Song in
the Air" (Harker), sung by Odell
Elliott; "The First Noel," "0 Lit-
, tie Town of Buthlohpir," (Redner),'
• "I Heard the Bells on Christmas
Day" (Calkin), "Awakening Cho-
rus" (Gabriel), f'AU Hail Iman-
uel" (Gabriel), sung by the' Cho-
rus; "Folk Songs of America"
. (Hilbreth), "Poeftie"' (Fibieh),
"Country Gardens" (Zamecnik),
and "Hymn to the Norse Gods"
(Grieg), played by. the Little
Symphony Orchestra; ."Silent
; Night" (Gruber), by Chorus, Or-
chestra, and audience.
VETERAN TEAM INCLUDING
EIGHT SQUADMEN RETURN
" With Captain Oi;an Spears lead-
ing the .triumphant .\PlMvboys, Tar-
leton cagers are expected to dupli-
-« f y.
A J-Tac. reporter visited the
.workshop of Santa Clans , last
■week. Being in a , talkative mood,
. S^nta revealed , the "-fact that a
number of the Tnvioton students
have communicated with him in
some way and that most of them
have been rather unselfish in their
orders. Looking' over • his mail,
: he remarked that the Dump girls
want a carload, of;- bathtub . stop-,
pers, the? library force wants a
radio, the . Fort boys want bigger
and better firecrackers, Lillian
Burns 'WEints a twin sister to help
her entertain Lyndsay Phillips,
Katharine . Kehders wants, a little
china "P.igg," and ;Doily Farmer
wants moonlight and;, romance.
Santa also stated that he was- not
distributing dolls thifj year, due to
Miss Lillafd's advance order.
With his permission we print the
following letters: .'
Dear Santa: '
Please bring me a life-size talk-
ing ■ picture of' Anita Stewart.
Don't forget my little friend, BUI
. Kennerly. Morris Jenkins,.
Dear Santa Claus:
Please bring me an influence
on the faculty like Edwin Dyess
has and. a set of beautiful red
curls. .1 have studied hard, and
have been a good boy. ■
. OnAN Sl'JiAIiS
cate the two past season's records
an undefeated and a conference
championship team. In Spears the
Plowboys will find , an incompar-
able leader. Oran starred four
years, three as captain, on his For-
ney High School team. After, such
a record, he came to Tarleton. This
is his third and lagtyefu^as a bas-
ket-hitting Plowbcy.,. The Wisdom
nroteges could not have a better
man, a truer sport, nor a more ideal
defender of th, Purple and White
traditions tp lead them to a. cham-
nionship ' than likable Capt. Oran
Spears, . ,.
With only Tate, Headstreaffl,
and Payne missing from last year's
team, the new material is expected
to add strength to the returning
lettermen and squadmen. With
about 35 men out, Coaches Wisdom
and Saunders ,are rapidly running
a winning combination into shape.
The squad Works out nightly and
many new men are giving regulars
a hard'' time to hold their first
string „ .berths.. . Returning^. letter-
men and squad men include Spear?,
Jude Smith, Killen, Torvie, Car-
rigan, Finley, Britt, and Dutton.
On forwards w,e see the "capable
Britt and Ifinley, at center, Car-
digan;" at guard, Spears and ■Smith.
The most promising new material
shines in All State Thurman -Hull
of Hughes Springs, Crumpton of
Taft, Echols from the home town
of Britt and Smith, Lamesa, and
McConachie, of El Paso. Big things
are expected of these new men es-
pecially Crumpton. jfff ,
VAUDINE WILLIAMS \VINS
IN BEST STORY CONTEST
Vaudine Williams, news edi-
tor of the J-Tac, won first place
in last week's best; story contest
with, "Teachers Pay. No Atten-
tion tp Holidays; Notebooks and
Tests Smother Students." El-
bert. Adams won 2nd, place with
"Weatl^erologist .Says We lit
ther Is Always With Us; Repor-
ter Sleeps Through Talk," Bob
Shannon copped third ;with,
"Jubi'ee To B^Held Next Thurs-
Williams Paul Jones judged
last week's articles. 1
The standings in 'the contest
are as follows: . ■
Wayne Cowan ...450 '
Wylie Phillips 175
Elbert Adams 17&
Ann Eldyss Jarratt_._„.125 '
■ Jimmie Morris 100
Wayne, Cowley 75.
Lyndsay Phillips ,. 73 ■
Vaudine Williams 75
Johnny, Bill Brijniion 5D ■
James Wilkerson 25
Charles Miller 25
,Bob Shannon : 25 .'
IN "THE TIGHTWAD
"The Tightwad,"'; a three-act
comedy presented by the Tarleton
Players under the direction of
Miss Lillard in the College Audi-
torium Tuesday night, was a big
success. ' ; 1
The cast was composed of How-
ard Chatterton, Mary Alice Itoll-
ins; Dolly Farmer, Burl Teague,
Wayne Cowley,' A. W, ,Coffman,
Travis. Key, Cepil. Bi|sh^ge'r( Grace'
Wray, Mary Higgs Brandon, and
' Howard Chatterton, 'in the r'ole
of the old man, was the outstand-1
ing player of the evening. Cecil
Bush fig er' was well east for the
part of the Swedish servant.
The ushers for the evening were
Clara Blackwell, Mildred David-
son, Paul Deats, and Roger Jack-
The money will go to defray ex-
penses in the Intercollegiate liter-
ary work. .
A Letter May Give Some One Pleasure;
Play Santa for Some Unfortunate Child
I am a little girl with black
hair. Mother says I have been a
good girl. Please bring me a
jbasketball season ithat I can enjoy
as much as I did the football sea-
Please be kind to my public and
lielp me not to disappoint them.
All I ask for myself is a football.
Dear Santa. '
Please bring me more extra time
so that I can spend it with a cer-
tain little brunette with an olive
complexion—better known as "Hot
Love to Santa, Joe' Emerson.
1 • i
Dearest Santa , .
I'm in love with a little blonde
from Mineral Wells. Just get me
more dates with her.
Bye, Santa, Little Tom Merjdeth.
Just keep my thumb from get-
ting sore while I'm. hitch-hiking
to Dallas Christmas.
Yours truly, '
With the rapid approach of
Christmas gift planning and buy-
ing has greatly increased. Extra
pictures and enlarged pictures
from the one to go in the Grass-
burr are being made as gifts, but
this is not one of the important
meanings that Tarleton students
should have for the gay event of
many but not all.
Among your old classmates and
friends of childhood are ones who
have picked you for an example or
remember you, and they would like
to be remembered by you. In mak-
ing this a good Christmas, why
not write a personal letter to those
old friends and tell them how
much you appreciate their interest
in you? These friends may h.e sev-
eral years younger tfian you or old
friends of -your grandmother who
like to take you for an example. A
letter would, do these persons a
great, deal of good and make a bet-
ter gift than you; could possibly
otherwise give, so why not try to
There are many others who may
not be your personal friends but
whom you could make very happy.
Most of these are kids who cannot
afford toys, and then there are
others who may need clothes.
Somewhere you have old clothes
which are no good to you and old
toys you will never use, which
would be the pride and joy pf
some kid or grown-up who other-
wise would get nothing. Why not
play Santa Claus to at least one or
two of these?—L. P.
BUGLE CORPS FORMED WITH
|A. N'. NORMAN AS MAJOR
During drill period on Nov. 21
the Tarleton Cadet Bugle Corps
was formed. ' .
AH the cadets who c<?uld blow a
bugle' were requested to assemble
at the' Armory during drill. Four
cadets, A. N. .Norman, Wade Hod-
ges, Lowell Pouneey, and Ernest
Brown, reported. Norman was jse*
lected to be major, of the corps.
Practice has been held during
drill period every. ■ Tuesday and
"The miracle of woman is that,
she is a temple built over a sewer."
Model Youth Pictured
Madison, Wis.—Specifications for
yet another in the endless list of
model college youths have been
drawn up by University of Wiscon-
sin co-ed3, and here they are: The
No. 1 gentleman friend smokes a
pipe, uses no conscious line, dances
well, drinks only in moderation,
doesn't try to get a date at the last
minute, anfl restrains hi? rampant
emotions. Most frowned on were
two rare species: the collegiate
type and the cigar-smoker.
Father John: She's a. nicely rear-
Nubbin: Not ba4 from the front
either.-VThe East Te?ta . .
Tarleton Is Honored By Talk On
Labor Problems By Frances Perkins
INTRODUCTION IS GIVEN
BY MRS. J. THOMAS DAVIS
Defining labor as a group of fel-
low-citizens who, happen to earn
their living by selling to any pur-
chaser the labor and skill of their
hands combined with the- skill of
their minds," Frances Perkins, Sec-
rotary - of Labor, told , students of
John Tarleton College in assem-
bly Saturday morning that the lab-
oring class is a fundamental and
perhaps the determining group for
the future welfare of mankind.
Miss Perkins, who appeared at
Tarleton for the last of a series of
talks on labor in Texas cities, was
introduced by Mrs. J. Thomas Da-
vis, as a scholar and lover of youth
whose wisdom has made her a lea-
der. While in the state Miss Perkins
spent several days in Houston
working toward the settlement of
the longshoremen's strike..
"Tarleton represents what is hap-
pening all over America," Miss
Perkins said. "Everywhere youth is
being given the best possible train-
ing. The young people of 'the na-
tion will find a way to make life
good for themselves' and for those
who follow." ('
In considering labor problem's,
Miss Perkins remarked that the
people involved ar.e those who,
when young, had no training or no
instinct to go into the higher class-
es of Industry. This low-income
group includes the laborer and the
farmer. She estimated that 25,000,-
000 of the '48,000,000 gainfully em-
ployed according .to the last census
are in the low-income group, and
that 1-5,000,000 of these depend on
others fop work, 1 • •
. M iss, Perkins, gav;? j&g ■ tj.he _ out-
standing factors in the labor ques-
tion the facts-that the people who
work for wages are entitled to pro-
visions for physieal protection arid
that they have no - choice in the
terms and conditions of their lab-
or. Sanitary provisions, exits, and
machinery guards will provide a'
minimum of safety against acci-
dents and the poisonous effects of
certain much-used materials, but no.
one except the state, which lias as
9- fundamental principle the health
and welfare of all the people, can,
enforce such regulations.
^ There at'e ngt enough million-
aires in this country to sustain in-
dustry, according to Miss Perkins.
The' great bulk of the national in-
come lies in the hands of those 24,-
000 families who make less, than
$3,000 a year. If the purchasing pQ-
wer of these is not kept up, unbal-
anced conditions in industry result
as the recent depression shows. ' :
Miss Perkins continued, "The la-
borers must rely upon the good
will of all the people to assist theft*
in getting shorter hours to provide
leisure for the civilizing process
and high enough- wages to help
them keep their purchasing power."
As the most pressing question of
the present, Miss Perkins gave the
need for stabilizing of industry to
prevent economic as well as seas-i
onal apd technological unemploy-
ment. Man must find a' way to in-;
sure security for all jwsge-earnera
when they are old, so they will he
able to maintain themselves. The
recent Social Security Act sets up
a minimum, program of unemploy-
Miss Perkins asserted, "These
urograms for the benefit of wage-
earners will gradually benefit 'ev-
ery one in the United States."
Dancers To Entertain Students
Sjitijdents attending ph^pel Moilg
will he entertaied by Mrs. Bob Kul-
cher and about twenty of her danc-
ing pupils. Various. dances inclmt
ing several tap, toe, and aproba|i<j
dances will be featured. . ;
Mrs. Fuleher, local dur.cing te,a-.
cher, gives lessons iij ballroom, tap,
and. ballet dating. She has. had ex-
perience for msiijy yepjr; as a te|a*
cher in the schools an4 in other .stu-
dios. " . - . •
"How dp you do! How do you
do! How do you do!" Frances'Per-
kins' rich voice and gracious manr
ner engaged every one as she
shook .hands with each person
waiting to interview her. °
"Oh, coffee! . How lovely!" she
exclaimed as she seated herself,
the. utter, simplicity of hev black
silk dregs -and black accessories,
relieved only by a white clip and
bracelet and a strand of pearls,
making a perfect background for
the life and vigor of her person-
When questioned on the settle-
ment of the. longshoremen's strike
along the Gulf Miss Perkins ob-
jected, "Oh, it isn't settled yet.
Newspapers demand so much ac-
tion, but people are so slow.''
As Miss Perkins.spoke of women
In industry her expressive langu-
age and gestures emphasized her'
''Women do. not cause unemploy-
ment," Miss . Perkins declared.
-"They do work thaj; they are natu-
rally.fitted for arid men could iiot
or would not replace them."
-IVfiss Perkins named the manu-
facture of precision instruments
and other work requiring pains-
, taking exactness as the kin,d of
things women are beat, fitted .for.
She said a few women could' be
found to do any Iiind of work.
(there is <Jnc woman, miner, |or
instancy) f ^ but women really "do
not take men's Jobs.
' i ."Women . want to ■ work because
of the; discipline vi satisfaction of
accomplishment," Miss Eerkips de-
clared. She gave as ari example,
her own daughter, a student , in
Bryn Mawr, who wanted job in
New; York last summer but was
contented when she was allowed to
.take: abusiness cour.se instead. -
Miss Perkins also1 stated, that
some- women; go to,, work, because
they cap make enough money ! to
have their housework'done, or tj>ey
w.ork to send their children to sol-
Women are discriminated1 against
in the professions, .especially in
law ' and medicine, Miss . Perkins
observed, but not .in industry.
Again this is because they da not'
take;men's jobs to a large extent.
Miss Perkins thinks women have
..an... easier time in industry since
^lie/field h^s b^en opened to them.
When sHe* wiis young, girls were
supposed to play" the piitrio and
receive guests.' Her: father wotild
not - think' of lelling- her do any-
thing except- teach school'; "if 6he
had' to do something;- She' received
her chance when she met Jane
Adorns, whom .her father admired,
and was allowed to go to Hull
CHRISTMAS DANCE, PARTY
WILL BE FRIDAY;1 DEC. 20
Williams Paul Jones was elect-.
ed chairman of the dance commit-
tee and Paul Martin chairman of
the party committee' at a meeting
of the two committees" Wednesday.
Plans were made for a ,Christmas
dance and party.
Committees to attend to decora*
tion, entertainment,! prices, a/id
checking for both functions were
The price of admission to the
dance; -^-^-^n^^r-.'sop^iles '
* 'Only 60
stags will be admitted—the first
,fi^ty, ^io.,;Sigit, .U^., £tfter_, th^ an- .
noHnc^p^..isf_m^de: it? cii.apsl-F
attending is urged, to bring', a "10-
cent .gift to go' on tjie Christmas '
, "Without Thee,, we left with
<3od-shap$d void in our hearts,"
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