The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 5, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 20, 1936 Page: 2 of 4
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Published Weekly by the Students of John Tarleton College
Entered as secoiKl-class mall matter at the Postoffie.e in Stephenvi'.le,
Texas, under act of Congress of Marsh 3, 1879.
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Anthon Leigon, Hunter Smith, Lorenzo Riggms, John Gallalier, Arthur
Wagy. ___ ———
BUY THAT TICKET NOW!
On Friday tlie Thirteenth, next month, Tai'leton IS going to
take a special to Weatherford. The occasion is for the football
game with Weatherford Junior College that night, and tneie
MUST be five hundred people on board' that train. But befoie
the train goes, there is a great deal to be done. The goal is set to
have five hundred tickets sold by November 1, and it is up to
every student to do his or her part.
There are no if's or and's about it Every student in Tarleton
should be on that train to Weatherford. Students .come to col-
lege and spend from $250 to ?400 each year. Out of a sum as
large as that $1.65 for a ticket can easily be saved by practically
everyone. Students have time to make plans to save that money
now. In other words the cadets and co-eds should get that money
and buy a ticket now.
The Weatherford game is probobly the most important game
to be played away from Stephen ville. It is the last out of town
game and a real opportunity for all students. A trip on a spec-
ial is a chance that comes only a very few times. Students that
have ridden one with 500 people aboard will not hesitate to
make this trip. Others who have not cannot afford to miss it.
There is actually no reason why anyone should not go. A
Tarleton special is always well behaved. There will be no oc-
casion for trips home on that day. There is nothing to stop any-
one who is human and has that spirit. Opportunity knocks but
once, and those that hesitate are left behind; so why wait?
HERE AND THERE
The T.T.P. and T.T.S. clubs certainly deserve some credit for
putting out those signs that are so obvious before every pep
meeting and football game. Students cannot seem to leave the
signs alone though. Why not cooperate with the clubs that try to
keep up Tarleton spirit and leave the signs alone awhile? . . .
The editor urges all students with feature articles or real good
keyhole news to leave it in the J-Tac box outside the door. The
real identity of the Gentleman will not be revealed until the
close of school, but there might be room in the column for anoth-
er bit of gossip if it is good. ... If there is anything spec-
ial that you like about the paper, then tell the- editor, and more
than probably it will be put in. The paper has added the Campus
Camera in order to have some interesting cartoon in the paper.
. . . And here is three cheers for the amatuer show which was
to our minds the best entertainment ever given here to be ar-
ranged in so short a time. Maybe that is an idea for some of the
social clubs to make money.
"Major Bryant's" Amateur Show
Goes Off With Bang Last Thursday
BY AMATEURS AND PLAY
Major George Bryant's amateur
show went off with a bang last
Thursday night, October 15, with
2.'i amateurs, a hospital staff, and
a radio staff all taking part in the
program. A, v. Blalock anil Charles
Bierbower wore promoters of the
program which raised money to
purchase uniforms for the company
Dean ,J. Thi-mas Davis stated
that he not only enjoyed the enter-
tainment, but that he was im-
mensely pleased with it because it
gave Tarleton students a chance to
show what they can do.
The show began with a one-act
play which was a painless opera-
tion in silhouette, "Dr." Bill Smith
operated on patient O. A. Stovall
after Owen Carpenter had adminis-
tered the anesthetic. 'Nurse"
Charles Hanstrom, and stretcher
bearers J. S, Foster and B. B.
Parker helped with the operation.
Then the amateur show started
with Bryant introducing the ama-
teurs. Pauline Roe did a tap dance,
and Teddie Allen sang and did ac-
robatic stunts. Monroe Dennis
played the guitar and sang; Thur-
man Pinkerton coaxed tunes from
a harmonica; and Alfred Withrow
played a gourd-shaped Ocarina. A
quartette composed of Harold Star-
ling, Bob Oliver, Robert Trask, and
Arlon J. Bannister sang. Arliss
Wyatt, Glenn Pierson, Gregg Wil-
fong, and Buddy Samuelson played.
Bunkhouse Johnson first got the
gong on* his old favorite, "The Old
Chisolm Trail" and then gave sev-
eral imitations. John Allen pulled
an English accent on the crowd.
Among the other amateurs who
sang were Mary Helen Lancaster,
i Jerry Chambers, Roberta Cheney,
Bill Wallace and Martin Johanson,
Johanson was especially outstand-
ing in song. "Empty Saddles."
Eugena Gentry and Luna Petty
played the piano. Eddie Bryant was
the announcer for the broadcast.
George Ready and Margaret Ut-
ley represented the sponsors of the
j program in doing an act showing
the results of bad breath.
YEARS OLD A
i "I am satisfied and need no more
I than I know."—Jack Meyers,
j "Let me play the fool."—Bunk-
"Thou art as wise as thou art
'My hooks and my instruments
shall be my company.'—Sam Vene-
"Too noble for this place."—Joe
"Who chooseth me shall get what
many men desire."—Effi-e Lindsay.
"I must tell all I know."—Imo
"I must be one of those same
dumb wise men."—L. M. Hush.
"I read that I profess the art of
'Looks like the innocent flower,
but is the serpent under it."—Jer-
day meals' consisted
of: breakfast- bread and beer.
dinner ■ i lb meat supper-
BREAD AND milk. '
IN THE EARLY
lihis carpus' statue bear5*
the inscription "john marwrb;
founder, l«6' Au. cf thesfc
ytatements1 are faltt, for
johm harvard did not fouwd
the; college; it was founded
IN i&j6, and it is not a sta'Ut
of harvarc because nobody
knows what we ujxed uke.'
c? SCHOOL COLOR„ '
© ORIGINATED Fitow,
9 the large ban-
cauj-eu the "great
REBELLION oe ibzv,
which resulted in over
half or the senior of\s$ 1
bejn6 expeueb a eew
weeks before commencement".
room and E£ard
30 fold w
Oh me, oh my, no one knows just
what will happen in this old
world, so prick up your ears and
let them grasp every word.
While sitting around the dump,
I hear every girl say, "Why, when
Margaret Grissett cornea into the
room, she just naturally utters?
the word "Otto." Margaret. Otto is
liable to wear out—so be on the
All of you people that were
present at the Amateur hour re-
member George Ready and Mar-
garet Utley; well, time marches
on, and Sunday night the Colonel
was sporting Margaret again, We
all wonder how and why she wore
those three diamonds on her cham-
bray—now we know.
Well, at last I see Alice Jo?1
Shanfelt has changed boy friends;
that is, at least their names. Now,
we see her romancing with none
other than our dear Alfred Coffey.
Alice, how does it feel to go' with
a boy that is not named "Joe?"
("Ha, ha," laughed Joe.)
Hen; is one of the best things I
have found out in a long while. As
you might know, Jude Smith has
sworn off women. Yeah, I know
this is what he said at the first of
school, but he has fallen down on
his word because this time it is for
Marjorie Page. That's all right,
Jude, I don't think they will blame
you too much.
"Buzz," you had better watch
cut because I hear you have some
real competition. Harry Haw-
thorne and Joe Barekpan have
gone in for your "Berthia." Yes.
and in a big way—Beware!
Some, of you might have won-
dered why Jim Carrigan has been
going around the Campus halloo-
ing like the farmers in .Missouri;
well, it is really right to call him
"Hog Caller" Carrigan. Catch?
I see Sally and Dorothy really
do like school at morning, noon,
and night! Especially the latter—
und by the way, I might just as
well guy that I overheard a con-
veisation to that effect.
First person: "What is all that
crowd of boys doing over on the
other side of the "Recreation hall?"
Second person: "Why that is
"Queen" Sally Haywood and "Cor-
pus Christie Red" McAuliffe in the
middle of all that bunch of boys."
"You know, sorta the center of at-
Effie, I see you have another
heart-broken romantic lover fol-
lowing you this time. Yes, it is
"Lochinvar" Max' Harrison. Good
luck, Maxie—you might need it.
A certain freshman called Gene
Morgan almost was scared to
death when he called for his date
at the door of Lena Lewis hall in-
stead of at the parlor. He really
didn't know the difference though,
He stated after he recovered la-
"After hearing a lot of blood-
curdling screams and seeing a lot
of Sally Rands without the fan
effect, I decided it was time to
The poor fish ran all the way
around the back of the auditorium,
by the varsity, and finally in the
front of the dump.
Why does Fish Robert Pipes flirt
in botany instead of learning
Seen: N. H. Nance reading a
slightly perfumed letter with a
postmark from Lometa.
Do you know why a certain
young man named Belton Hall-
mark seems to have been so dis-
appointed in love?
What does C. D. Nichols go to
Fort Worth every week-end for?
At least he said once that he want-
ed to see Casa Manana, but some-
how he has not remembered
wb eth er he saw it or not.
Well, well, I see Bill Lentz final-
ly rated a date. Did you see the
"Sweet Pea" stepping out Sunday
Our colonel, Mr. Ready, says
that someone lifted a pair of his
diamonds out of his room. Could
it be possible that women are tres-
passing on the property of the
new boys' dorm? How about it.
I received a letter from some
friends who were wondering if it
is that "come hither look" or that
gold braid that is attracting all
these freshmen girls to Sam Ven-
nblc, especially one P'rsineos Greg-
Yes sir, you got it right; we
have a eupid in school, and Miss
Mary House calls him little J. C.
I hear they are trying to match
some new roommates together at
the new dormitory. I thinlt it was
matched something like this: Wal-
ter Reynolds with Bunkhouse. Just
a match, don't you think?
Believe me, folks, Margaret Car-
lisle, Peggy Ellis, Imo Gene Cau-
dle, and Margaret Grissett really
grot a thrill Friday afternoon when
they entered the Stadium at A.
and M. All the people in the
stands stood and began hallooing
and cheering and saying, "Look
at those good looking girls. The
Reason: They were the only girls
there and probably the first girls
the Aggies had seen in three
Sonle.v ITuestis was really wor-
ried last- week when he thought
Arliss Wyatt had a date with
Dorothy TTarrell; hut ITuestis, I
would not be worried because you
know Arliss could not rate a date
if he wanted one.
Lucille, when you do not want to
go with a boy, do you always tell
him that you have to make a trip
to Fort Worth? You surely do
make very fast trips sometimes,
Yours til George Bryant quits
writing Teddie Allen's mother.—
Mi". Luper, Miss Mayhew, Mr.
and Mrs. Coffin were visitors on
the Baylor University campus, at
Waco, last Sunday afternoon.
ATT. S. C. W.
(By Winnie A. Wilkins)
We Tarleton exes here in Brack-
enridge Hall of T. S. C. W. have
eagerly read each J-Tac edition
from Keyhole Column to cigarette
ads. Now, I have decided that if
those students who are still at the
alma mater enjoy hearing of all
its graduates as much as we do of
you, I would send in a report from
here. After all, the fairer sex of
Tarleton is well represented in the
largest girls' school of the United
States, and if A. & M., Texas U.,
and Tyler Business College are
honored by J. T. A. C. students,
T. S. C. W. is enlarged at least by
twenty-two or more ex-Tarleton-
First, who should be the ones to
come proudly down to the room
with the J-Tac in hand but Doro-
thy Sue James, Ruth Roberts, and
Mary Beth Thomas, '34-'35. Doro-
thy Sue and Ruth were returning
from the vocational home econom-
ics building where they spend
hours and hours in 'labs; Mary
Beth's face wag spotted with soot
from a charcoal sketch. Marjorie
and Dorothy Walker, the sister
team of '34-'35, reunited as upper-
classmen here, marched proudly
past on the way to lunch while I
was talking with the two insepar-
able pals, Ruth Frey and Elsie
Hafer about their strict instructor
of VHE. No sooner had they left
than who appeared dashing madly
from the postoffice, satchel in
hand, but none other than Glena
Riley, hair crisply curled and eyes
sparkling. Why shouldn't her eyes
sparkle, for she had glimpsed Pau-
line Gentry, with the elevated eye-
brows, one of the Soph students.
Oh, yes, at chapel assembly was a
brunette with astonished eyes eat-
ing a chocolate bar and writing a
letter—Grace Wray. I went to the
library in mid-afternoon to get a
reference list, and instead I ob-
tained an ex-grad list of '34-'35,
including Polly Morgan, Kather-
ine Hughes, Bul'dette Williams,
Octavia Hunt, Hazel Griffin, Ruby
Jo Wise, Mary Bob Snoddy; and
a Miss Cool. Walking into the
College Beauty Shop, I met Cor-
nelia Cardwell, who is majoring
in business administration and do-
ing her bit to make the hair dress
of T. S. C. W. students more at-
tractive. I came back to dear old
Brack Hall, where most of the
Juniors have rooms, and visited
up on third floor where Jenny Lee
Withers 'and Frances Tate share
each other's joy and sorrows as
roommates. Jenny Lee had chum-
ped off and was knitting Frances
a suit while Frances was express-
ing her favorable opinion of her
first year away from home at col-
lege, Of course, we all chimed in
regretting the absence of cadets
and button-ratings, especially on
date nights. Some commotion star-
ted downstairs on first floor, so I
went down to see the excitiment.
It seemed Rornalee Wright,, better
known as "Doc," had discovered a
sketch-book. Parts- of it, however,
were so reminiscent of the campus
at Tarleton that about eight of us
started the frequent subject of
conversation—last year's fun.
And that, my readers who have
read thus far, is a sketch of a day
of the Tarleton students of T. S.
C. W., many of whom are plan-
ning to see the Plowboys exhibit
the old spirit against Arlington
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