The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 22, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 14, 1939 Page: 2 of 4
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1939
Official Student Publication of John Tarl«ton Agricultural College
Published Weekly by Students of John Tarleton Agricultural College
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SADIE HAWKINS WEEK
A Sadie Hawkins Week! What do you think of it; co-eds,
cadets, everybody? Some enthusiasm has been expressed on
the part of a few to have such a week as this. Do you know
just exactly what it is?
A Sadie Hawkins Week would be a week set aside when the
co-eds would be the reigning kings—it would be a time for
them to see just what the boys go through all the time—and
perhaps come to realise the importance and the necessity ofv
of the "male." For that one week, co-eds would make all the
dates, they would call for you boys or at least meet you at a
certain place, and' if you were late, they couldn't say too much
Then if the girl wanted to go to the show, she would" have
to pay for the two of you, and the popcorn, drinks, candy and
gum would all be her responsibility. Tuesday night dances
would be the5 time for the cadets to shine, for at that time
the girls would do all the dating and the cutting jh. After
such a week as this, the co-eds would more than likely be ready
to give in a little and be ready when the boya called for
them. It might be lots of fun. What do you say?
TO LIVE A FULLER LIFE!
Tell any teacher why you came to college and like as not
you -will find yourself wrong, in his opinion, if you are not
actually ridiculed. This faculty member will look very thought-
ful, and after several minutes of vocal deliberation will tell
you that the ultimafe thing you should get from college is the
knowledge of how to live a fuller life.
Fuller life! Some people have a gift for saying things with
a ddtiBle meaning. However, usually these two-tongued speak-
ers are ".wise guy"1 students and not faculty members. Wo,
the faculty tells you, quite innocently, that you will learn to
live a'fuller life.
You will- not comment, or perhaps you will, but you would
like to ^remark that since you entered college you have lived
the fullest life you ever hope to live. Time and the title wait
for iio man, and "Time" really tries to run away from the
college student. What, with working for your room and board,
carrying an extra load, trying to answer all the letters you get,
and doing something from your own desire—besides, you are
breezing along in high all the time, and hardly have time to
breath the pure American air, that caresses your weary face.
Fuller life? Yes, we find it so. We still came to college to
prepare to earn a living in this dark world of fury that lies
Seen and Heard
Familiar things seen and heard
around the campus:—■
Moaning of students over the
loss of our beloved professor—W.
Discussion of the different dancing
techniques Logan Ritchey, Jack
Oglesby, Jack Brewton, and "Hous-
Regrets that Maxine Coleman,
sponsor of Co. B and member of
the Tejas Club will not be back
with us this semester.
Majority of the student thrilled
that a new semester has begun and
the ■ last one was safely lived
Desire for some new records on
the Nickelodian in the Eec Hall,
Weeping of a lot of campus
cuties due to the fact that their
steadies have dropped out of school
for various and sundry reasons.
French students, wondering if
they will live over making a speech,
Discussion of a new English club
that is going to be formed.
Wondering if we are going to
get privileges one school night a
In chapel Friday morning Rev.
T. B. Thompson, pastor of the
Graham Street Church of Christ,
discussed the -work and services
of the late Pope Pius XII, who died
Rev. Thompson told of the great
work of this great man and how
he had reigned through the rise
and fall of dynasties. Pope Pius
served in that capacity for more
than seventeen years. He was loved
and respected by the whole uni-
verse, and nations are grieved by
the "knowledge of his death.
t "Treasure Island" t
OP THE WEST
Benno A. Schoch lias returned
to San, Francisco after traveling
through 18 Latin American nations
for a year in the interests of the
California World's Fair.
Concentrated food in powder
form a meal in a capsule — will
be on sale at tile California World's
Fair or Treasure Island.
- Towsend Club members will
have a special day at the Califor-
nia World's Fair, next June 20,
Sonja Henie, Norwegian skating
star, will act as hostess at various
times this year in t he Norwegian
Sports Cabin housing t hat nation's
exhibit at the World's, Fair of the
On Treasure Island 308 persons
may drink from outdoor fountains
at the same time.
Three University of Kansas
blind students are earning their
way through college transcribing
text books into braille,
A new study of evolution is be-
ing made at Indiana University,
where Prof. A, C. Kirjs.e'y is ex-
amining 100,000 specimens of the
Now, I never was one to wax
sentimentally melancholy, but I
have just been thinking and won-
dering how many of you have had
.the same experience that I am
Did you ever try to forget some-
one who meant quite a lot to you?
When I say quite a lot I mean one
who made your heart jump up
in your throat and race madly ev-
ery time you saw that adored per-
son; your eyes and ears naturally
followed any indication toward him
or her, and when you were alone
somewhere in a rather lonely place
that face kept haunting your very
existence, leaving you with an
empty feeling in the pit of your
stomach, a tightening feeling of
your throat, and your breath com-
ing in gasps.
You seek certain of his: or her
friends to unload your troubles to
because'you feel that if you don't
get them off your mind yoa will
go crazy. You begin telling the
whole story from start to finish,
whining and moaning about what
a chump you have been and how
glad you are "that it is all over,
while all of the time you would
gladly play the part of chump the
second time much better than you
did the first if he or she would only
give you the chance.
Your friends tell you to for-
get, Sure, that word is easily spok-
en in one word. Included in this
one little word is only twenty-four
hours making up a day which you
have to pass off, knocking off very
few of them for sleep. This gives
plenty of time for thinking. You
make up your mind that it was
■all a silly affair, better ended, and
you resolve by repression to hate
him or her for letting you make
such a fool out of yourself. But re-
pression is a very tricky form of
psychological compensation; that
which is repressed comes back to
you suddenly when you are least
expecting it. It can happen any-
where, but most likely when you
are alone with your thoughts that
familiar old tug at your heart-
strings and th^ empty feeling in
your stomach assails you, and all
of your clear thinking and repress-
ion has again been in vain. If you
are a girl, you can most likely
cry it all out by yourself as a
safety valve to your excessive emo-
tionality, and come out .refresh-
ed; if you belong to the supposedly
stronger sex, sometimes referred
to as the male sex, you don't think
that this form of relief is quite
the manly thing to do. However,
strongly motivated you are toward
indulging in this mode of behavior.
Then you begin your thinking
and repressing all over, just to
find out that"it is all very hope-
less. You find that you can't be
"astraddle the fence", that is, "just
good friends" to her; that would
be too dangerous, for she might
read your real inner feelings in
your eyes. You either have to love
her intensely like your natural im-
pluses suggest,, or you have to
preach and pound into your senti-
mentality that it wag only a fan-
tastic dream never possible and
you should hate her for causing
you so much suffering.
How does it all end ? At last you
take the inventory of yourself and
look at all those silly things you
did while you were in "love". (1
put the quotations around that
word because I often wonder if it
should be in the English language;
in fact, I doubt if there should be
such a word at all, I really don't
believe there is such a thing as
what it stands for.) I imagine most
of you have, like me, gained the
conception that "love" is merely a
device by which some member of
the opposite sex makes a puppet
of us, through her own inate de-
sire for social attention puts us
through our awkward, half-blind
actions before a half-crazed, un-
sympathizing audience whose .com-
ponents have nearly all individual-
ly been in our place.
But have we learned our lesson ?
Certainly not! The next time some
attractive "heart-throbber" comes
along and gives us the "glad eye,"
we will eagerly jump in head first,
and then eome out griping1 be-
cause all we got out of the plunge
W2s a head-ache.
DR. EDWIN t.
, 0T HOBART COLLEGE THE
"CUSPICUP" fS AWARDED TO
THE FRATERNITY HAVING THE
LOWEST SCHOLASTIC RATING
' ' ON THE CAMPUS • ■ ■
EX-PRES. OF SW LOUISIANA INSTITUTE,
FOUNDED THE SOCIETY OF LIVE OAKS.
A GROUP OF 125 HISTORIC TREES/
£ACH TREE HAS A NAME AND PAY?
ANNUAL PUES OF 25 ACORNS. PLANTH),
THESE ACORNS PRODUCE THE JUNIOR.
LEAGUE, WHICH PRO/IDES SAPLINGS
-FOR STATE HIGHWAY'S.
PLAYING BRIDGE IN THE
PURDUE UNION MART JANE
DIETRICH W$ DEALT A 13 HEART, PER-
FECT HAND. BEFORE SHE HAD A CHANCE
TO BID, HER OPPONENTS HAD BID SEVEN
.SPADES. TH£Y WENT DOWN THREE/
Taken 4s A
The question put to various Tar-
leton students this time was:
"Which do you prefer, 7:30
classes of last semester or 8:00
classes of this semester? why?"
You may be sure that the ma-
jority of the students replied that
the 8:00 o'clock classes were pre-
Elmer Brown: "The 8:00 o'clock
classes —it eliminates the early
Mary Frances Williamson: "8:00
o'clock classes—have time to get a
bite to eat."
Donald Barclay: "8:00 of course
—that extra sleep comes- in han-
Elkjna White: "8:00—because I
have more time to eat breakfast."
Red Kennard: "8:00-—'cause I
can eat breakfast now."
Nell Hay Davis: "8:00—could
hardly get up in time for 7:30
Dextor Ator, Bill Grisham, and
Sloan Baker, in. chorus: "8:00—
because we are lazy and like to
Marie Yarbrough: "I prefer 7:30
classes much more because 8:00
o'clock classes make school turn
out so late in ,the afternoons.
Paul Bennett: "8:00 o'clock class-
es because it doesn't seem so much
as if we were going to night
Welda Faye Trice: "I prefer 8:00
o'clock clashes so I can sleep later
and can get to class on time."
"Hitler": "I like classes at eight
so that everyone can get their
beauty sleep on Monday morn-
Carlton Thornblom: "I like
classes at 8:00 o'clock so that I
may get as much sleep as possible
after a 'long and hard" night's
Valentine Day Is
On Its Way
"The time has come," the co-ed
said, "to speak of many things.
Of candy in boxes and golden
hearts and maybe so a diamond
For this is the time of the year
when Cupid is King and Love
reigns Supreme over all. Spring is
near and never let it be said that
that cute Httie lad who scampers
around minus his B. V. D.'s is
asleep on the job. Especially on
Valentine's Day, of all days! He
perambulates around with all the
cockiness of a potential Robinflood,
and woe be unto the hearts of
those he marks as the victim of
his poisonous little arrows.
There goes, a, handsome cadet,
walking lithely along with broad
I The Spectator
Carnations to the Vikings for
their swingaroo Saturday, Febr-
uary, 4th, ... It took scientists to
discover-that'the moon affects the
"TIED," but everyone knows that
the moon affects the "UNTIED". . .
Everyone who saw "Dawn Patrol"
enjoyed it. . . and there were few
students who missed it, , . Jeepers
Creepers, Lillie, where'ja get those
peepers ? . . . We think that all will
agree with this little bit of poetry:
A Perfect Girl
Does all her homework;
Does not cut classes;
Does not care for boys;
Does not pet;
Does not come home late;
Poes not exist.
Doris May, sister of C, E. May,
down from Ranger for the Viking
dance. . . . and looking as if she
were enjoying it, , . . It is better
to cast Ones lot with a "Bum"
looking gentleman rather than a
"Gentlemanly" bum. . . , Visitors
from A. <fc M, drifting around. . * .
much to the liking of several fem-
inine hearts. , . , The difference be-
tween a married man and a bache-
lor is that when the bachelor walks
the floor with a baby, he is danc-
ing. . . . Here is a little summary
of what they are saying: . . .
If we use jokes, we are silly.
If we don't, we are too serious,
If we clip things from other pap-
ers, w« are too lazy to write them
If we don't, we are too fond of
our own stuff.
If we don't use contributions,
we don't appreciate true genius.
If we do use them, the col-
umn is filled with junk.
NOW—like as not, they will
say wo copied this from some
Most girls today have impromp-
tu complexions. . , . they make
them up as they go. ... We have
always wanted to take our doggone
noses apart to see what makes
shoulders thrown jauntily back, his
head in the air, proclaiming to the
world that he is his own many and
proud of it; then "bang"! into
his life walks Cupid and with him
an armful of cuddly, cooing co-ed.
Poor fellow? He is never the same
again. Valentines! He has pooh-
poohed the other boys for running
frantically around trying to dig up
enough dough to buy a girl a box
of candy, a locket, or some other
silly whatnot. Now his pocketbook
is forever empty and he is forever
borrowing money. A four-carat
diamond would be none too good
for his angelic lady-love, but since
he can't aiford anything so expen-
sive, he sheepishly presents her
with a box of Valentine candy at
50 cents a pound. She thanks him
prettily, tells him how aweet he is,
promises him a' date for Saturday
night, and then trots off up stairs
to tell the girls that Johnny-Cadet
is a: nut who believes everything
she tells him. Meanwhile, Johnny,
poor boy, marches happily off, to
sweet dreams of an angelic little
girl who thinks he is "wonderful."
Ah, Cupid, what haven't you
done to "we men"?
There approaches a period in the
life of every female when she
either becomes a co-ed or she does-
n't. This occasion is generally pre-
ceded by a solemn and momentous
interlude known as graduation.
Forthy, swirling evening dresses,
the inevitable announcements con-
ducive to gifts, flowers, and parties
are all involved. The resulting
memories are . carefully preserved,
along with a self-important little
diploma tied, with ribbons in the
But ail this is over and done
with—our sweet but simple pride
of the high school. campus has be-
come very, very collegiate. Her
childish nature has changed into a
complex one; her likes and dislikes
have been altered completely.
What once was interesting is now
extremely boring. The home-town
boy whose debonair- manner typi-
fied the very height of suave so-
phistication is now merely an un-
imaginative drug - store cowboy
whose only ambition is to be a
better wisecrscker than the guy on
the next stool, and whose only
claim to swank is the casual way
in which he wears his shirt-tail
hanging out. The so-called lowly
worm hag become the painted but-
terfly, the moth that flutters about-
the bright lights and drinks of in-
toxicating popularity. Strangely
enough,' this astonishing metamor-
phosis requires, only a week or so
to complete. A few rah-rahs heard
at the first ball game, and a couple
of choruses played by the college
orchestra are more deadly than
the the song of Circe. When once
the bug of collegiate bally-hoo
bites the potential co-ed, she's a
In some instances, all co-eds are
alike, but at a certain point the
similarity ceases and each girl be-
comes her own particular self.
Taken as a whole, the gals fall
into about four district classes.
They either become the* glamor or-
worldly siren type, the "yea team,
fight" or school-spirit conscious
type, the sweet sophisticated type,
or the sugar-coated gold-digger
The exponents of the worldly si-
ren division are perfectly harm-
less. They spend so much time
thinking of new and novel waysi
to amaze the natives that they sel-
dom have time for their con-
quests. They go in heavily for
startling make-up, long finger
nails and deep shades of polish,
hair that flops forlornly at half-
mast between their shoulders arid
waist, and clothes that run from
one extreme to the other. They
look at you through heavy-lidded
eyes that suggest a severe case of
astigmatism. If one smiles, which
sometimes happens, it is a slow,
provocative smirk that seems spon-
taneous, but in truth, has been
practiced for many a lonesoma
hour in front of a mirror.
The second, or "yea team, fight"
type is perhaps the most collegiate-
conscious of the group. She has
come to school to be a college girl
and her only aim and ambition, is
to attain the best results with the
most of her ability. She's the
kind that yells herself hoarse at
every pep meeting, and will stand
for hours in the rain at a ball
game. She's intoxicated with hilar-
ity if her team wins and virtually
drags her chin in the dust if they
lose. She is entirely without af-
fection, is a good companion, and
is the most uninteresting type in
The sweet sophisticated type is
most prevalent on the Tarleton
campus. She is somewhat similar
to the glamor type, but differs
from her in ■ several ways. This
type of eo-ed has somehow ac-
quired a gin-embittered manner
when goodness only knows the
the worst i thing she ever saw was
a 1929 copy of "Film Fun," In-
Just the other day I was sitting
by the fire with nary a thing to
do. Just sittin' and a cognitatin*. It
was all very boring and all of a
sudden I decided it might be a good
idea to turn the radio on. Now, I
like the radio as well as the next
fellow and I listen fairly often.
I enjoy it too, but this time there
didn't seem to be anything' very
interesting. Naturally, I kept turn-
ing the dial back and forth, and
I got perfectly era ay results. It
went something like this:
"For a perfect figure—always
remember that—it's good to the
last drop—Man to Man—call for—
Lady Esther's lipstick—with its
six delicious flavors—it's toasted—
Hello Mr. and Mrs. North Afr-
ica and — Heigh-ho Silver — With
one bottle of Color Back Shampoo
we promise to send you—those two
Grape Nuts—-and a package of No-
Prunes — no other' cigarette can
make that statement—When bet-
ter cars are built—watch the Fords
go by—I'd walk a mile—if you'd
please pass the biscuits-, pappy—
Try Falstaf? — it'll make your
clothes at least five shades whiter
—Use Crazy Crystals—from Con-
tented Cows—Try Bay Rum—the
pause that refreshes^-Air Maid
hosiery—will increase your ap-
petite—no squat, no squint,,, no
stoop —try the Welsh way™be
wise and alkalize—with Life Buoy
—after every meal—it's shot from
guns—For that schoolgirl com-
plexion—and tattle tale grey—try
Carter's Liver Pills—And this is
the National Broadcasting Com-
So—therg too, don't you?
Oregon State College hag a new
class in sports appreciation' that
meets every week.
advertently, she patterns, her '
moods, after the super-glamor type.
She isn't original enough t j be-
come a siren, but 'She-'eternally '
drops hints that she's essentially a
man-killer. The main difference be-
tween the sweet sophisticated and
glamor girl is that the former is
quite friendly at all timesj
The last, or sugar-coated gold-
digger type is by far the most dan-
gerous. 'She is usually a perfect
model of young girlhood on the
outside.. She appears to be the
type that is away from mother'
for the first time, but underneath
she's an ■ unscrupulous .nxan'bun-
ter. She freely admits .this to her
intimates, but the innocent, trust-
ing boy? never seem to catch on.
Her type generally runs to small-,
slender figures, large, deep 'eyes,
and babyish smiles. Heaven help
the poor guy, though, who's be-
ing worked over inside -that pretty ' *
head of hers.
So there you are, men, the four
types of co-eds on the Tarleton ^
campus. Make up your minda and
take your pick!
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