The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 23, Ed. 1 Monday, April 1, 1940 Page: 1 of 4
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By ELAINE SCOTT
[lARLETON'S annual Leader-
ship Conference has "come
and gone. Last Saturday af-
ternoon in the Recreation hall
36 chosen students decided on
a group of next year's seniors
who will hold the reigns of
the student body during the
jiext term. Who will. have
these positions is to be decid-
ed by the students in elections
.held under the supervision of
the student council. Election
dates will be announced later.
-^y-ILL you choose a campus cutie
or beau brummel who has no
real common sense, everyone ag-
rees, but who dazzled you from the
day you registered in Tarleton.
Just because she dresses in a rath-
er flashy way or just because he
dances divinely is no reason he
would be a good office-holder. Why
not look over the field impartially,
singling out those who would or
would not make a gool student
leadre? The election isn't far off—
JJEPRESENTATIVES from the
Grassburr staff who were pres-
ent at the conference included R.
D. Lancaster, Tyrrel DeVolin, Bet-
ty Elliott, Elizabeth Nell Dyess,
and Miss Marjie Brown.
The J-Tac staff was represent-
ed by John Phelan, Bill Bethea,
Charles Dryden, and Miss Eliza-
beth Herndon. Louise Goodrich
and Mamie Lou Womack repre-
sented the council of Associated
Women Students; and Bob Throck-
morton, Hubert Pollard, Byron
and Viron Higgins, Earl McSpad-
den, Charles Brownfield, and Vir-
ginia Dye were present, represent-
ing such individual honor posi-
tions as cadet colonel, yell leader,
and athletic sponsor.
Student Council members were
hosts for the occasion. They were
Joe Gracey, Bill Ellis, Anita Ste-
venson, Mildred Hewatt, Sarah
Ann Ferguson, Kathleen Collum,
Dick Eddleman, , Hugh Spotts,
Eloise McCabe, James Curtiss
Brown, P. C. Jackson, Miss Pearl
Mahan, and Associate Dean Geo.
0. Ferguson. Other members of
the faculty present were Charlie
*S. Wilkins, Miss Clara Savage,
Morton P. Brooks, and Dean J.
FFA Judging Contest Here
April 6th To Draw Over
1000 Future Farmers
Tarleton campus will be the meeting place of over 1,000
FFA boys at the Sixteenth Annual Tarleton Future Farmer
Judging Contest April 6. The boys and their vocational agri-
culture teachers will represent eighty-four towns. The Steph-
enville Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the contest. In ad-
dition to th local FFA District, all schools of the Roscoe Dis-
trict will attend, making this contest the largest ever held at
The 1940 contest will include*'
livestock, poultry and egg produc-
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS MONDAY, APRIL
tion, horticulture, soil conserva-
tion, farm crops, and entomology.
Awards will include a Faculty
Sweepstakes Trophy Cup and
some 20 other trophy cups. Ap-
proximately 24 special Tarleton
Banners, and individual awards
for the high man in each contest
will be given.
Contests will be conducted by
faculty members and Tarleton ag-
riculture students. These students
are receiving special training in
the work they are to supervise,
and will be excused from classes
to assist in it.
The location and supervisers of
the contest are as follows: Live-
stock at the college farm conduct-
ed by O. H. Frazier; dairy cattle
at college conducted by Dr. V. A.
Scott; poultry and egg at College
poultry farm conducted by T. A,
Hensarling; planned production
(crops) in the agriculture build-
ing and farm shop by L. G. Rich;
soil conservation in agriculture
building and farm shop by L. G.
Rich; horticulture in the agricul-
ture building by N. M, Randolph;
entomology in agriculture building
by N. M. Randolph; farm shop by
J. W. Sorenson and E. A. Blanch-
ard in farm shop building.
Dean Davis Presides
At Taxation and
Representatives of District Ten
of the West Texas Chamber of
Commerce, county commissioners'
court members, and all citizens in-
terested in taxation met on the
Tarleton campus last Tuesday.
The group met first in Dean J.
Thomas Davis' office and then
went to the dining hall for a
Dutch luncheon. From the dining
hall they went to. the auditorium
to hear speeches and engage in a
round-table discussion on the sub-
ject of taxatio nand budgeting.
The wholesome influence of coop-
eration between the people and
county officials was stressed.
Dean J. Thomas Davis, chair-
man of District Ten, presided over
the meeting. '
Utopian Club Will
The Utopian Club will meet for
a program on Literature of the
Southwest in the Little auditorium
on April 8 at 7:15 p. m.
Members on the program and
their topics for discussion are:
John' Hayden—The Life of O.
Eloise McCabe—"Friends in San
Rosario" by O, Henry,
Anne Dry—The works of O.
Edinburgh is one of the most
ancient cities in the British Isles.
In last week's J-TAC It was
erroneously stated that Cadet
Captain Higgs was awarded a
citation cord. Instead, the ar-
ticle should have read, Cadet
Captain John Hays of the band
was given a citation cord.
To Hold Annual
Area IV will hold its third an-
nual meeting in the college audi-
torium, Saturday, April 6, 10-10,
at 2:30 p. m. The Future Farmers
of Roscoe District will be guests
at this meeting with their ad-
Each chapter in Area IV will be
entitled to have two official dele-
gates. These delegates and their
advisers will be seated in delegate
hall. This meeting trains the dele-
gates! in leadership and judgement.
The following business will' lie
1.—Resommendations for Hon-
orary Lone Star Farmer Degree
other than teachers.
2.—The report of the District
Advisers Committee on the "Lead-
ership Contest Guide".
3.—Training program for local,
federation, district and Area FFA
officers for 1940-41.
4.—Federation and District Offi-
cers rotation charts revised.
B.—Area 4 schedule of meet-
ings for 1940-41. '
6.—1940-41 Area 4 chapter ob-
7.—Every boy who enrolls in VA
to pay enrollment fee at the be-
ginning of school to cover FFA
dues, project books, etc. (This is
the same as a Lab fee in Science.)
8.—1940 summer encampments
and any other business that may
"Gone With The
Wind,f Opens Here
"Gone With the Wind" will start
a five day run at the Majestic
Theatre Saturday, April 6.
On Saturday, Monday, Tuesday,
and Wednesday there will Be three
shows daily, starting at 10 a. m.,
2:30 p. m., and 8 p. m. Sunday
matinee's performance will begin
at 2 p. m. and Sunday night's
show will start at 8 o'clock.
Prices for reserved seats are
$1.20 for nights and Sunday's
matinee and 75c for the other
matinees. Tickets are now on sale
at the box office.
The first Society of Critics was
formed 276 B. C.
Meet Three Senior
Participation in the district de-
bate tournament of the Texas
Junior College speech association,
held at Weatherfod last Friday,
followed intensive debate activity
for Tarleton's debaters, Jack Cle-
mer and Billy Moore.
Last week Clemer and ■ Moore
debated in Denton against the
three high teams from North Tex-
State Teachers College. They have
also debated recently with the Tex-
as Wesleyan College and the Texas
Christian University teams. All
debates have been no decision un-
til the tournament last Friday.
Subject of the debate is: Resolv-
ed, That the United States shall
preserve a strict military and eco-
nomic isolation „ , . Miss Lillie V,
Lilliard, professor of speech arts,
is debate coach.
College, C. of C.
In Dining Hall
The Tarleton dining- hall will be
the scene of the annual goodwill
banquet of John Tarleton College
and the Stephenville Chamber of
Commerce Thursday night. Dean
J. Thomas Davis will preside.
Jake Hedrick is chairman of
the town committee and Dean
Davis is chairman of the college
committee in charge of arrange-
ments for the banquet. Tickets are
on sale at the Chamber of Com-
merce office. The annual banquet
is a social goodwill meeting be-
tween the business men of Steph-
enville and the Tarleton faculty
members. There will be no special
speakers, but anyone who wishes
may discuss topics of interest to
the town and college.
137 Students On
Dormitory girls outdistanced
dormitory boys 66 to 17 on the BO
honor roll last six weeks, the sta-
tistical report on student records
shows. Out of the total 137 stu-
dents on the 80 honor roll, 103
werewere girls and 34 boys. Twen-
ty-five of these girls are resident
students, ten of then light house-
keeping, and twelve living in town.
Twelve of the thirty-four boys live
On the ten hour list there were
13 girls and 95 boys. Two of the
girls are light housekeeping and
58 of the boys live in town. Five of
the girls live in the dormitory
while 95 of the boys live in Davis
Only girls received grades suf-
ficient to place their names on the
90 honor roll. There were no boys.
Three of these girls are resident
students. The others live in the
Those students who hold regular
jobs made especially good records.
Three of the girls on the 90 honor
roll work. Thirty-two of the girls
and 11 of the boys on the second
honor roll hold steady jobs. Three
of the girls and 12 of the boys who
hold regular jobs were on the ten
TAKE NO EXAMS
Student candidates for gradua-
tion, 137 to date, will be exempt
from final examinations, it was
announced Wednesday following
a meeting of the Executive Faculty
"A motion was made and car-
ried that students who are candi-
dates for graduation be exempt
from all final examination,*' it was
stated in the Executive Faculty
Tht same policy was carricd out
last year with graduating seniors,
Following- is a list of candidates
for graduation who have been ap-
proved to date:
Glcnu Ailred, Dan L. Anderson, JDexter
Ator, Jr., E. C. Bailey, F. Slaan .Baker,
Jr., Adrien D. Bell, Robert Biggs, Mar-
tyne Black, Berta Botkin, Elwood A. Boyd,
Ethel Brantley, James Curtis Brown,
Louise Drunson, Elva Bumpas, Fredtla
Carlisle, Margaret Clements, Agnes B.
Cole, L. W. Conradt, Twala Copeland,
Mary Lee Cornett.
Nita Faye Davidson, Margarette Den-
man, Anne Dry* Norman Duren, Virginia
Dry, Elizabeth Nell Dyesa, Betty Elliott,
Edward Emmett, Lester Farrar, Jack
Feagati, George Ferguson, Chloe Floyd*
Ida Lee Foster, Robert L. Fowler* R. Q.
Garrett, Virginia Gilbert, Dixie Gilger,
Louise Goodrich, Joe Gracey, Ernest .Ro-
land. Green, William W. Griaham, Kex
Hamilton, Joe Harma, John Huys, Doris
Hearne, Mary Heatly, Mildred He-watt,
Byron Higirina, Viron Higgins, Mcrae Kill,
J, H'jIIj.d Holowan, Sal lie Blanch IIol-
eomb, E, Hudspeth, Jr., Geot^e Anna
Huffman, Hilliard Hugyins, Paul Jones,
Jr., Sam "W. Jones.
Evelyn Louise King, Helen Jane King,
Oleta Knight, It. D. Lancaster, Katharine
f^each, Jane ftae Lowe," Eloiae McCabe,
Bonnie Merle McCoy, Mavis McKlnley,,
Winifred McMaina, Doyce Massey, Glenn
Coolt Moore, Loyd Morgan, Marie Mor-
gan. Mae Delle Morris* Beasie Neblett,
II. C. Neely* Stafford Norman, Ma^ccne
Norton, Beth Overby, Ruby1 Jean Owens,
Clara Evelyn Peach, Victor B. Penuel,
Jr., Wayne Price Harlan Allen Reesing,
Betty Ruth Rig ins, Clifford Roberta, Hu-
bert Roberts, Jaunita Rogers, La Verne
Savage, Karmorid Schrank, Elaine Scott,
Wallace Scruggs, Mary Louise Skilea,
Betsy Rosse, Smith, Laura Ellen Smith,
Robert Lee Smith, Cecil C, Smithey,
Sarah Alice Bpence, Mary Elizabeth
Sprinkle, Anita Stevenson, Alan A. Stu-
der, Addie Mae Summy.
Robert Throckmorton, Welda Faye Trice,
Earl Turner, Anaelm Tibbs, Leo Tomaso,
John H. Traweeek* Bradford Avon Wad-
dle* Helen Wall, Charlene Waller, Doro-
thy Faye Warnock, Louise Wells, IJalton.
White, Ellena Fayne White, Dewitt Wi-
born, Ethel William?, Novaline Williams.
Ray James Yantis,Johnnie L. Ziriax,
Mary Jane Anderson, Harry Burger, llun-
eUe Garrett, Jean Ilargett, Jack Dillon
Lauderdale, Q. V. Lliller.Sue Nell Mo3eley,
Joe La Rue White-, Daisy Wood, Garland
Bains, W. C. Simmons, Mrs. Eddie Alli-
son, James Blackwell, John F. Higgs.
Doris IsbelJ, Lena Faye Malone, Saunxiy
Pemberton, John Phelan, Robert Tullett.
NOMINATIONS ARE RELEASED
FOR ALL STUDENT OFFICES
Vikings Club Wins
Of S. O. T. S.
The Vikings club was declared
the seholastieally highest ranking
boys social club for the fall semes-
tor of 1939 last week in assembly
when President John Higgs pre-
sented the Sons of Tarleton So-
ciety silver honor plaque to Bobby
Th© plaque was formerly held'
by the Lords and Commoners Club
when it was presented for the
first time in the fall semester of
Coach Homer Norton
of Texas A, & M,
Shows Bowl Picture
Coach Homer Norton of Texas
A. & M. College showed moving
pictures of this year's Sugar Bowl
football game at New Orleans
last Thursday night in the Tar-
Immediately preceding the show
Coach Norton and E. J. Howell
registrar at A, & M., were guests
at a dinner given in the dining
hall. Six reserve afficera from
Brownwood were also present as
guests. Faculty members and ex-
Aggies attended the dinner. Gabe
Lewis wa3 toaataiaster.
For the first time in many years
John Tarleton College and the J-
Tac staff will attempt to break
the tradition of having b girl for
its leader. Sara Andrews of Gran-
bury has been nominated to oppose
brilliant Charles Steen of Hous-
The Grassburr announced as its
candidates for the editorship little
Herbert Minter of Carlsbad, New
Mexico, and Frances Lou Deen of
Sweetwater in another attempt at
Olivy Ruth Hensarling and Mar-
jorie Vest vill oppose each other in
the running for associate editor of
the J-Tac; while amiable Philip
Larrimore and Norris White will
run for business manager.
The sports editor post will be
open to either David Tipton or Joe
Hayes; Robert Koons or Zonell
Burnett are running for news edi-
tor; Margaret Gibson or Jocille
Burroughs for society editor;
Frances Brown and Patsy Kaye
Brown for feature editor; and
Tony Nixon or Travis Slagel for
Wilburn Salmon will oppose Ar-
thur Zieglemeyer for circulation
The remainder of the nomina-
tions for the annual sfcafF includes:
Edwin Terry and Charles Lock-
hart for business manager; Tom-
mylou Muterspaugh and Dorothy
Earles for associate editor; Betty
Lieb and Lucille Granberry for
senior class editor; Mildred Bied-
leman and Lorraine Granberry for
junior class editor; Mary Ruth
Cox and Kathryn Nutt for club
editor; Varerie Belscamper and
Mary Lou Turner for feature edi-
tor; F. D. Parmer and Maxey
Bowers for military editor; and
Henry Tillet and Fred Jennings
for sports editor.
Rev. W. H. Andrews
of Bryan Will Speak
Here Parents' Day
As the annual Parents' Day
on the Tarleton campus draws
nearer, plans for the day's activ-
ities near completion. Miss May
Jones, associate professor of math-
ematics heads a faculty commit-
tee which is in charge of arrange-
The Rev. W. H. Andrews of the
First Baptist Church of Bryan,
who is a former pastor of the
Stephenville Baptist church, will
be the speaker at the morning de-
votional services. Lunch will be
served at the dining hall. Immed-
iately after lunch the military
band will give a concert in Hune-
well Park. Just following the con-
cert, a moving1 picture showing
Tarleton activities will be shown
in the Auditorium.
A pageant, "Tarleton on Par-
ade" will be presented on Hays
Field at 3:45 p. m. Students of
the women's physical education
department, both the Girls' and
the Military bands, the Tarleton
Singers, and the Honorary Corp3
of Cadets will take part.
Preceding the pageant, recogni-
tion will be given parents among
those registered who live the great-
est distance from Tarleton, to
parents who have the largest num-
ber of children in Tarleton now,
and to "parents who have had the
largest number of children attend-
ing Tarleton as students during
the years since the college was
Dean Davis has written parents
of all students recently informing
them of thg day's proposed acti-
vities and urging them to visit
the college that day.
FOUR IN RAGE
Hugh Spotts of Paducah, Char-
les Brownfield of Stamford, Dick
Eddleman of Fort Worth, and
Earl McSpadden of Teague Satur-
day afternoon at the annual Stu-
dent Leadership Conference were
named officially as candidates for
the presidency of the Student
Council. Joe Gracey of Brecken-
ridge is the outgoing head.
Sarah Ann Ferguson, Kathleen
Collum, and Merle Calvert were
declared candidates for secretary
of the Student Council. The suc-
cessful candidate will succeed Ani-
It is expected that the Spotts-
Brownfield -Eddleman- McSpadden
race will be one of the hottest of
the year. All are well-known about
the campus and have proven them-
selves as outstanding students. All
but McSpadden came here in Sep-
tember. The, Teague youth enrolled
in the spring semester of 1939.
Misses Ferguson and Collum are
expected to provoke also a heated
race for the secretary position,
both having served this year as
representatives to the council.
t Dean Davis Born
X At Fort John—
| But They're Pups
Charlie Wilkins, Dean Davia, and
Morton P, Brooks were born at
Fort John about two arid a half
weeks ago. They're growing
strong healthy on food brought
to them by athletes, and they don't
even miss their other four broth-
ers who passed away soon after
Mr. Wilkins, Dean Davis, and
Mr. Brooks are puppies . . . just
plain dogs, who belong to Dub
Davis, John Dean-and Guy Wilie,
and L. V. Risinger. Their mother
wwas found near the fort about
a month ago and kept by Bullet
Gray until she gave birth to the
Of what breed the dogs are, no
one seems to know; but Risinger
says they're a mixture of Fox
Terrier, Bull, and Spitz.
When school is out, the boys
plan to take the dogs home with
Charlie Wilkins belongs to Da-
vis, Dean Davis to Dean and Wilie,
and Morton P. Brooks to Risinger.
In the running for athletic spon-
to succeed pretty, brunette
Virginia Dye of Breckenridge,
Beth Benjamin of Dallas, Eloise
Roberts of Tahoka, and Pauline
Craft of Mineral Wells were nomi-
nated officially Saturday at the
To fill the shoes of Bobby Sabins
of Houston, Viron and Byron nig-
gins, twins from Lampasas, and
Eddie Gaskin of Dallas, seven
boys have been named for the po-
sition of yell leader^ From the
seven, three will be eliminated. In-
cluded on the list are Jack Key of
Tahoka, Jack Clemmer of Clyde,
Joe Hedrick and J. C. Sikes of Ste-
phenville, Grover Gibbs of Glen
Rose, Lowell Milburn of Cresson,
and John Reavis of San Saba,
Leave April 14 For
Under the direction of R. Berton
Coffin, the Tarleton Singers will
leave April 14 on their annual
tour. They will be gone for only
four cjays because of conflicting
events in which they must take
Prior to their trip, the group
wil perform at several different
meetings in Stephenville, the first
of the meetings to be the,Parent-
Teachers convention to be held at
the ward school as well as on the
Tarleton Campus beginning today,
There will be two -concerts by
the Little Symphony orchestra
and the singers sometime during
the week of April 13. Exact dates
for these events will be announced
in the next issue of the J-TAC.
Dr. J. D. Standefer, dean of
Texas and Southwest college pres-
idents, who died Friday in the
thirty-first year of his adminis-
tration at Hardin-Simmons Uni-
versity, was buried Sunday after-
noon on the campus.
Final resting1 place of the veter-
an educator, in a triangular, hedge
sheltered cemetery, lies in the
shade of two great pecan trees
planted there by his wife many
Funeral services were attended
by a congregation that more than
filled the auditorium on the cam-
pus of the institution "Prexy"
Sandefer developed from a small
senior college to front rank smong
church-related universities in the
In compliance with a request
Dr. Sandefer had expressed to his
family, Dr. M. A. Jenkins, pastor
of the First Baptist Church of Ab-
Testimonial tributes were giveii
by Dr. E. B. AtwOod, of the H-SU
Bible faculty; Dr. R. N. Richard-
son, executive vice president; T.
N. Carswell, Abilene alumnus, and
George S. Anderson, Abilene pub-
lisher and lone member of the
Hardin-Simmons board of trustees
to serve continuously since Dr.
Sandefer was elected president in
Dr. C. S. Potts, dean of the law
school at Southern Methodist Uni-
versity, Dallas, praised Dr. Sande-
fer, an oid clasmate and fellow
teacher, as "a man of many rare
gifts, who gave his life to the ser-
vice of others."
Anderson declared that "for 31
years Prexys wishes became the
board's policies. His place can not
be filled. The board of trustees
will take its time and be very care-
ful in naming his successor,"
April 2: Sarah Ann Ferguson,
James E. Nunn, Mary Louise
April 3: Leroy Henderson, Lena
Fay Malone, Robert H. Price.
April 4: Homer E. Gentry,
Robert Sumpter Gerald, Ar-
thur Meek, Billie B. Stewart.
April 6: Margaret Lucille Wal-
ker, Beverly Hairrell, Glen
cox, Hilliard Huggina,
April 6: James William Dotsoxi,
John Higgs, Cecil Bradley,
April 7: Henry Walker, Char-
April 8: Gladys Waller.
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