The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 33, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 16, 1939 Page: 2 of 4
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TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1939
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EDITOR— I JADA DAVtS
ASSOCIATE EDITOR MARGARET M1NTEH
BUSINESS MANAGER HERBERT F. MILLER
NEWS EDITOH - LEO HATTON
SPORTS EDITOR I PAUL BENNETT
ASSIBTANT SPORTS EDITOR HERBERT ATOR
circulation manager -joe prick
FACULTY ADVISER QABK LEWIS
EXCHANGE EDITOR WILMA GOERDEL
PROOFREADER -m 'NA GILBERT
SOCIETY EDITOR — MARTHELLA WISDOM
ASSISTANT SOCIETY EDITOR DIXIE GILGER
FEATURE EDITOR JOHN BOGARD
REPORTERS: Daphne Shook, Loriune Cleveland, Lucrie Brown, B. W. Alexander,
Betty Ruth RiEgliu, Betty KUot, John Boxnrd, Bonnie Kuth JIayt, Joanna McCftrty,
Hazel Ware, Nurrls Hamilton, Sydney Hr«c.
Rssocicted GbDegicte Pi-ess
Letters From the Staff
Aa I watch the last issue of Volume XVIII boing run off, I
wait solemnly for tears to fill my oyes and a lump to come in
my throat. I was told that the emptiest feeling a J-Tac Editor
could ever have comes when the last issue goes to press. I
desperately strive to maintain a long pan and look sufficiently
impressed with the sorrowful rite of my1 one remaining (and
rapidly fading) pride and joy being run off. The printers tell
me that it will be bound into a file and will go down in pos-
terity as a record of another great year for John Tarlteton. I
managt to smile wanly and brush an alligator tear from my
eyes. I can't really shed tears, however, because I have lived
all this school year with dire apprehensions of what might
happen to me. Perhaps I've read too many stories of ancient
editors who received a horsewhipping by an enraged client
whose name was spelled "Jawn" in the society column instead
of the preferrable "John."
All whistling in the dark aside, I wish to take this oppor-
tunity to say that the office I have strived to All has given
me the greatest cause for1 enjoyment. I realize that there ha
been justifiable cause for resentment, hurt feelings, and down-
right anger in some of the digs about some of your roomates
or friends. I have not wished to hurt anyone or make anyone
angry..It has always been itt the spirit of fun and most of the
students have taken their "digs" with proper sportsmanship.
-So, as I give you this last issue of the J-Tac, I feel that I
have witnessed the fall and decline of the best friend I could
ever have. The old paper has stabbed me in the back, caused
me sleepless nights, and "dern nigh ruint me," but I still feel
that it has made my last year in Tarleton an enriching ex-
JADA DAVIS, Editor, The J-Tac.
AN OPEN LETTER TO MORTON P.
DEAR MR. BROOKS:
We could not help noticing the look of innocent surprise on
your facc when they dedicated the annual to you in chapcl
last Wednesday morning. Of course, you know from your being
chosen that we ar« ail very happy to see you get it.
All of ub seniors who have an annual will look back in future
years and remember that even though you might have had
to "take your hair down" every now and then to keep us
straight, you always did it in a tactful way, and you were al-
ways ready and willing to lend your most noble assistance
when we wore in need of guidance.
With hopes and expectations for a grand and successful fu-
ture for you, I am one of your mose humble and subordinate
Editor's Note: For the benefit of those who might have
casually glanced at this column in the past, this column by
A-Nouny-Mous has bean written by Leo Hatton.
ON CLOSE OP SCHOOL
The' close of school is drawing near they say! How do we
know? By the forlorn looks on the faces of those students
in -love, by the long list of friends waiting for you to sign
their Grasaburr, by the constant buzzing of the bus station
to find out what bus leaves for home, and what time it will
get there, by the mentjon of the last Retreat parade of the
year. This time of year is one of joy and one of sorrows.
Some feel relieved that they are going to be released from
their studies for three months, others feel a funny lump in
their throat, a tickle of their heart when they think about
leaving doar old Tarleton. This funny foeling is particularly
dominant among the seniors, who are winding up their second
year and are not coming back any more. We all fuss and fume
about this being wrong and that being wrong in Tarleton,
but when we get away from it, don't we all have a longing to
get back in the buzz of affairs, social and even scholastic
again? Perhaps for some of us it will be the last school we
attend, to us that memory of these two full1 delightful years
will be sacred. It will stick in our minds and more than once
will wo refer to those luscious old school days. Lot's all try
to keep it a sacred memory and one that we will cherish the
rest of our days. Let's all try to be good sports about leaving
and perhaps if we are very good, next year's seniors will allow
us to come back and visit with them next year.
1 The Gentleman I
t At the Keyhole I
t++4-M"H" -+++-+ + + + + fH++t
This lieing the last issue of this
sud column until next year, we
can pee that you aro going to
breathe a sigh of relief when you
have read it. Please let it be said
here and now that if anything
printed in this column has offended
you, we are sorry. It's our job to
dig- up dirt. And anything wo say
has no personal element whatso-
Billy and Mae Beth really ARE
in love—they even go over to the
library and study together. (If you
tan call it that.)
Our best to Jack Roland, who is
in the hospital recovering from
an appendectomy. Everyone misses
you, Jack, Hurry and get well.
Tiie handsome Bob Smith made
a trip to Longvlew this week-end
to sec this little Ann Nations.
We're sure Jo S. doesn't mind.
After all, there are plenty of other
pebbles on the beach.
It seems such a pity that our
Marguerite Ohapin can't seem to
be quite as popular as Ernma Ruth.
Maybe it's because Marguerite
possesses a pertain amount of con-
cot. As for Emmy—we don't think
she known the meaning- of the
VVondef if Betty Jean McMillan
doesn't like her name or if it's
just too long to write out in full?
Anyway, sfa' signs it B. J. Mc-
Millan most of the time.
Poor Leo Hatton, he is a victim
or insomnia a^aln, But it is not
a girl causing the worry this time.
No sir-ee, it's just an old wisdom
tooth that has got the swell-head.
Hoy—oh hoyl That dance at the
Recreation hall! Was there ever
anything like it before, There were
crowds and then more crowds. Such
big crowds, in fact, that some IB
of the ladies had their wraps stol-
Speaking of the dance — wo
might say that wc saw Wanna B.
Parham and Duke Zimmerman
This Tweedle-Woolverton ro-
mance seems like a sure-fire thing.
Anyway Willard cornea running
out of the Fort whenever he sees
We advise everybody to snap
out of this Spring fever. Remem-
ber, next week is the grand finale.
Now -who was that co-ed we
heard say that aho had done more
lovinpr than learning this year?
According to everybody whom
wc hnvo encountered, this year's
Annual is the bost yet. Thanks
to an efficient, hard-working staff.
Pardon us a moment while we
J,ake off our shoes. Our feet hurl
from trying to think of something
to fill thin space.
Looks like Lucien and Fam-
brough are having- a little do-
mestic trouble. Suppose they will
settle it in their own good time.
Margaret Minter can look quite
striking when she wants to, as
witness, at the flower show and
dance the other night.
Bill McKithan wanders around
like a lost dog- about two-thirds
of the time. **
We heard Nell Valentine has
changed her mind about already
being "spoke" for, so that leaves
a clear fiield for you, Dayton.
Mr. Wilkins says we can print
anything we want to about him
because, no matter what it is, ev-
erybody already knows it anyhow.
Farewell my—er—friends, until
Have you a pseudonym (nick-
name, to you frogs) that you had
rather be called than your real
name? You probably do if you
were named after your great grand
papy Twiddlesworth or aunt Zil-
pha. If only our relatives (or in
some instances enemies) had to
suffer the hardships brought about
by being named by them! By the
looks of some of the names that
yours truly has heard some poor
innocent child called,, it seems that
infants are dubbed with little Jas-
per or Suzy Belle just to torture
them for life.
No doubt you have heard such
nicknames as Gimlet, Chicken, or
more commonly Red, here in our
own school. The owners of these
names possibly do not have such
bad original names but for some
idiotic reason are called by a nick-
name. Statistics show that the av-
erage school boy has three nick-
names. I could go into detail and
tell you, kind reader (notice that
singular) the three nicknames of
every student in John Tarleton
College, but some of them 'would
probably cause my dismissal from
this paper staff if not from the
school. You might ask John Rob-
ert Pharr where he got the handle
"Jughead" or how James Beeman
jDockery acquired the title of "Bat-
Chaser" but please do not hold
your humble author responsible.
A few of the nicknames are:
"Spike" Evans, "Bird Dog" Harris,
"Wharfrat" Fhelan, "Great Dane"
White,- Lieutenant "Baldy" Alt-
man,, and on into the night.
Are nicknames confined to boya
alone, sea yqu? No, indeed. If you
are ever in contact with the ferns
of the school, you might hear such
names as Bcbie, Jitterbug, or what
have you. Probably some innocent
little Eliza or Hepzibah adopted
one of these aliases either for fun
or for reasons already mentioned.
In fact, I wouldn't blame them
a bit if they changed their real
names entirely by court.
Would you want to be callod
Jazzabclle or Elvira or oven Mari-
da for the rest of your days by a
well meaning, kind husband (well,
better half any way) ? If anyone
is still reading this article by
now, I might take time out now
to mention some few gal's nick-
names such as Juanita "Cuter"
Eudd, Elouise "Tiny" Lanham,
Pauline "Polly" Goher, Rosemary
"Rosie" Thompson, Louise "Wce-
zie" Goodrich, Edithlyn "Bitsy"
Thompson, and many others.
Kind reader, theres a moral to
this muddle of printer's ink and
pulp paper. When you marry your
one and only, or wad of money,
and begin raising kids, give them
a decent name, such as Fred, Joe,
or June, and let them rest in
peace while they are alive. If you
insist on an initial name, call them
T. T. S., S. 0. T. S., W. P. A., or
P. M. S. & T. and prepare to meet
Thesis On Our
"The social purpose of the col-
lege is that of a superkindergarten
to take care of a group of older
babies who have progressed in
their amusements from rattles to
Even though the average young
person may not go to college pri-
marily to have a good time, he
would he greatly disappointed if
one were not forthcoming when
he arrived there, and since those
in power want the students to be
happy, all sorts of entertainments
and diversions are arranged for
them. The first and most widely
used entertainment is athletics.
They amuse not only those who
take part but also the spectators.
Basketball, baseball, and tiack
are only for those who cannot
find something more interesting,
but football is everyone's game.
It can furnish amusement for a
college all fall. Chapel programs
devoted to singing school songa
and recalling the past glory of the
team and "pep" meetings occupy a
great deal of time. The monotony
of classes can be broken by.try-
ing to drown out tho cheers of the
class across the hall. The games
themselves, of course, are the most
important part of this diversion,
and no understanding professor
could possibly expect a class to be
interested in his subject either be-
fore or after a big game.
Athletic events are not the only
resource of the college' to keep its
studonts contented. Clubs do their
part. They are not so exciting, but
are more lasting. Clubs not only
often furnish an alternative for
dull studying in the evening, hut
they also demand a member's time]
and attention at odd moments dur-
ing the day. There are many other
amusements such as dances, dra-
matic productions, shows, and pro-
grams put on by various organiza-
tions. The classes one must attend
are the one "fly in the ointment."
No person who saw a class sitting
on the edge of their seats, counting
the minutes and hoping desperate-
ly that the professor is not coming
could possibly think that those
young people were there' to get
However, there arc a number
of ways to get out of classes, and
the more experienced are able to
sleep through a lecture. There is
no need for anyone's attending
college to be bored If the present
entertainments fail, these older
babies can use their college train-
ed minds to devise such amusing
occupations as swallowing gold-
That dreadful fouling one has
when he realizes! that he has only
two more wcek as a Tarleton
student. , . . Wc seniors can't seem
to realize that Tarleton will con-
tinue after we leave. . , . Seems
as if it ought to close up. , . ,
Only one moro retreat parade. . . .
One mort" week (or two, for those
who aren't so fortunate as to grad-
uate) to enter the dining hall and
groan over the food. . . . One moro
week in which to engage in hull
sessions far into the night . . .
Wondering just what we'll be do-
ing a year from now. , .. Souvenirs
of cluh dances. . . . Remembering
who went with whom and what she
wore. , , . Singing m chapel, and
dashing out the back door so that
Miss Savage won't notice our lack
of belt bucklo. . . Fussing with
one's roommate. . , But how we'r®
going to miss her! , . . Being un-
able to imagine thiH year's crop of
freshmen being seniors next year.
And wondering what type (chicken
or otherwise) next year's fish will
be. . . , Cramming for an English
or government test, . . . We'll miss
Miss Mahan's swell sense of humor
as much as anything else. , . .
Picnics in the spring. . . A feeling
of emptiness when we note the
lack of bluebonnets in Hunewell
Park. . . Parlor meetings—how
we hate them! . . . But we'll miss
them, too. . . Recalling how we
hate t(> hear the 8:16 bell ring, , .
Hitch-hiking to town, . . Going
to the 4:00 o'clock show and dash-
ing back in ordor not to be late
for "chow". , , , Being oh, so sleepy
in the mornings. . , , Pish Day—we
still shudder when w© think of
it, . . . But we wouldn't have miss-
ed it for anything. , . Being broke,
beinff in the money, and then sud-
denly being broke again, . . . Re-
membering the thrill of those
white socks, shoes, and white tic, .
The desolate feeling when climbing
the stairs to the third floor of
the Ad Building for an H o'clock
math class. ... The inexpressible
thrill which the Grasaburr brings,
. . . Walking in the rain just for
tho fun of it, . . Noise in the dor-
mitory at night, , . , Yelling in
the halls. , . Radios turned on
loud. , . Signing annuals. . . .
Club initiations. . . , These things
are only a small part of what col-
lege moans to us, . , . And we feel
now as if we could never be any
happier anywhere than we've beeft
these past two year*. . . .Goodbye,
Purple and White! Farewell, Tar-
A Yale University health of-
ficial has released a report which
estimates that 78 per cent of U.
S. male collegians have athlete's
Girls Say Following
Albuquerque, N. M.—A CP)—
Campus casanovas have been giv-
en their orders at the University
of New Mexico, and the co-ed or-
der-givers have formed an organi-
zation to enforce thom.
After the womon formed the
"Rehabilitation Project on Rapid
Romeo Reform," they listed the
following as being detrimental to
1. Failing to remember that only
crude country lads sit in the car
and honk the horn instead of com-
ing to the door like a gentleman,
when calling for a date.
2, Forover bragging about how
he never cracked a book, and how
he can polish the apple and still
manage to pull down an "A" in a
.'I, Making an effort to impress
everyone with the importance of
the fact that he and his prof are
4. Embarrassing a girl by get-
5 Insisting on telling a girl of
all her faults when she did not ask
for the information.
<j Asking her to hiM fraternity
dance and upon her arrival to it,
stating that he doesn't yet know
how to dance.
1 Being into for a date.
8 Leaving her alone while he
goes to talk to someone else,
9. Saying to his date: "Why
can't you be like Mary?"
10. Failing to indicate that he
was glad to have been introduced
to a girl's parents. (Sincereity goes
11. Being rude when a girl, for
some reason, refuses a date,
12. Telling jokes that might be
considered a trifle shady.
Twenty-five colleges and uni-
versities in the U. S, operate their
own broadcasting stations.
Dr. J. S. Nutt
DENTIST — EX-BAY
Office over A, & P. Store
Of. Phone 423 Kes Phone 416
Across from Depot
Buy A Ticket and Save
20 Per Cent
You students come back this
Summer—cool malts on hot
LEONARD TUDOR, Mgr.
H. M. EVERETTE, Jr. Manager
Taxi service ' Phone 323
But this particular solon is lucky
he isn't a Pennsylvania, for Du-
quesne University women have or-
ganised a "Co-ed Protective Lea-
gue," and they'd certainly gone
after his scalp if he'd been within
They've organized particularly
to fight chronic stonder-uppers and
to provide broken-date insurance.
League members pay 10 cents a
week for the insurance, and when-
ever a date fails to show up or is
tardy, they collect 60 centB as
If history is correct, we prcdict
a similar organization for males—
as men whould go broke in short
order—especially on the late-date
10, 2, and 4,
Announcing a New
Sandwiches 10c & 15c
16c and 2Bo Per Order
WHY NOT THE BEST?
60S Clinton St. Phone 84
We Appracaite Your Business
City Barber Shop
R. B, Cole O. E. Howell
F. H. Landross
for your patronage, and may
your future ba a prosperous
and happy one.
Electric Shoe Shop
to' all students for patronage
this year, "We hope for a big
percont bade in 1030-40.
Armstrong & Beene
the trade of the college
5c, 10c and 25c Store
WE APPRECIATE YOUR
Cross Drug Store
East Side Square. Phone 36
THANKS, STUDENTS . , .
for your 1038-39 patronage.
Oonie back next year, -
Tor Good Eats
Formal Tractors, Hudson cars, International Trucks, Hot Pol
F. B. SHANNON SUPPLY CO.
TARLETON STUDENTS—We appreciate your patronage
during the past year, and we will be happy to see you
back next year.
HIGGINBOTH AM '.S
THANKS, STUDENTS . . .
for your business. Hope to
see yon back next year.
C. C. Ross, prop.
with the students of Tarleton
have always been pleasant,
We appreciate your patronage
and trust that we merit your
kind consideration next year.
The House that Hunger Helps
WATCH YOUR MAIL BOX, STUDENTS
WE'LL HELP YOU ALL WE CAN IN GETTING READY
RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY
STUDENTS AND FACULTY MEMBERS—
YOUR BUSINESS HERE HAS BEEN
SERVICE DRUG STORE
BROWNS JEWELRY SHOP . . .
wishes to thank each and every student for the business
you have given us.
We wish you a pleasant summer and hope to see you
back next fall.
BROWN'S JEWELRY SHOP
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