The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 25, Ed. 1 Tuesday, April 8, 1941 Page: 4 of 4
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TUESDAY, APRIL 8,
Dormitory Girls See
It Pays To Clean;U$K ;
Fish night.at th« .girls dorrnw-
tory really did'a good Job/ioKtte,
lost anil found bure-ay.* The'soniOrs.
uncovered a lot of articles vthat
had been lost, strayed, or stolen
for months, some of which had not
even been missed.
One of them uncovered a cooky
that had been lying on a top shelf
since somebody's mother baked it
in September. Some one's favorite
lipstick was discovered too. There
was all manner of jewelry and
clothes found in little recesses in
the girls' rooms.
Several cans of sardines and
and some crackers, bought some-
time in December were dug out
and eaten with relish. Tennis balls,
socks, chambrays, queer books, and
a little poetry which would here-
with be passed on had it not been
Library books, lost themes (they
really were written, teachers)
home work of all sorts, fountain
pens, pencils, and hats were hunt-
ed out and displayed.
The fish were elated with all of
these discoveries but were a little
surprised. To think that they had
passed three military inspections
and ordinary inspection every day
and hadn't found all that!
Tejas Give Annual
Stardust Prom and
On Saturday, March 29, 1941,
the Tejas Club had their second
annual stardust prom. At eight
o'clock the melody, "Stardust,"
was softly playing in the rec hall
which had been very effectively
transformed into ''The Stardust
A star framework was hoisted to
the' ceiling, another was placed
just beneath it, and streamers of
blue connected the two—this made
a room shaped like a star.
Silver stars which gave the ef-
fect of night were scattered over
the walls* Overhead, blue lights
shone' through white balloons
which gave the effect of clouds.
During intermission the guests
were served with cookies and fruit
punch which "was poured from a
"punch bowl" made of ice hollow-
ed out in the'shape of a star.
• h During the club dedication num-
ber the Tejatf club members and
' .their dates were presented. They
were Stella Nix, Lee Ansel; Beth
Benjamin, Morris White; Bobbie
jEyerett, George Eckhardt; Fran-
ce^ Brown, Ed Erwin; Maxine
Nichols, Bill Mathews.
Pauline Snyder, Bob Gibbs; An-
nie Laurie Howard, Bill Keeling;
Jo May Payne, Harold Pettit;
Peggy Hill, Jimmy Sadesky; Babs
Negy, George Moon; Narcissa
Shivers, Billy Seaman.
, Lucile Burnett, Douglas Pitts;
Marjorie Hall, Joe Coleman; Nan-
cy Collier, Marvin Fonville; Vir-
ginia Pullig, Sydney Hughes.
Edna Jayce Gribble, Craig Mar-
shall;' Marguerite Capps, Elmer
Bierschwale; Margaret Pearce,
Jimmie Franks; Paula Cato, Bud-
dy Lum; Doris Sherman, Sydney
Lungren; Virginia Lewis, Clark
The club sponsor, Miss "kowena
Clark, Curtis Ruth, Tua Richard-
son, a last year's member, and
Reuben Friou were also presented.
At 11 o'clock as the guests left,
they were presented with tiny blue
satin sachet bags as favors of the
Tejas Stardust Prom.
clothes in .the fishpond. '
-"iTfcey made perfect ballet dan-
•cer&j played woodtag, and followed
me around all day chanting a pris-
on. song/ The square meal, dessert
.on the-floor, and the solo of "The
-Star-Spangled Banner" at supper
.'lid not seem to hurt them,
"After supper the deep sea fish-
ing and proclamation that seniors
were the bate was perfect. They
ha2ed each other with small twigs.
Some "fish" boys got in on that
little hazing job.
The freshmen at the fort and
gym took no chances and skipped
out immediately after supper Mon-
day night. Returning at twelve,
the freshmen discovered that the
seniors had flown. They found
them on the fire escape of the
home ecbnomics building equipped
with water, paint, and rocks for
Before twelve a number of sen-
iors at the boys' dormitory carried
about six freshmen boys out quite
a distance on the Hieo highway
and left the mto walk home.
The entire day's aciivities were
similar to those of club initiation
day, and the seniors proved that
they can take what they give.
Tarleton Flying Cadets Make Good
Records Here And Wherever They Go
Seniors Show They
Can "Take It" On
Fish Day, April 1
April 1 at Tarleton was one of
the biggest "fish" days in all Tar-
leton history. Nothing disastrous
was done, but the "seniors of the
day" put the regular seniors
through the paces.
Miss Ruth Renfrow turned back
the clock and let the freshmen
girls in the dormitory take over at
ten o'clock Monday night, giving
the seniors until that time to make
full preparations. Senior girls de-
tailed freshmen to clean their
rooms thoroughly, polish, shoes,
and to run errands; but when ten
o'clock came, the tables turned;
and the freshmen had their "sweet
revenge. - " * -
Here is one freshma.n-s\ account
of the activities of - Yiey. cfet&iled"
seniors that'day: My^fish" were*
really put > through the proverbial
mill. I neVer «?p3oi- to. isec- -better.
Indians than* fcftey" mad? in- the'.rec
hall. One-of them will make a fine'
mother ~ judging from the way
that she sting-ths other one to sleep
on the administration building
steps. They- "dUsted, the sidewalk
very nicely aV.d-xy&sfred imaginary-
Military Ball Is Best
Of Year; Music and
Dresses Give Color
Red, white and blue were nature
ally the color scheme for the mili-
tary ball, annual affair at John
Tarleton College which was held
last Wednesday night.
Streamers of these three patri-
otic colors hung in a military ar-
ched doorway from the entrance
of the dining hall through the lob-
by and to the door of the main
The orchestra played in a back-
ground of streamers and they
played well too. J. Lewis ha's every
reason to go places with his cor-
net. He carried some swell solos.
Theie were many beautiful
gowns at the ball and their differ-
ent colors splashed the dance floor
like Roman candles in the night.
There was much gay laughter
and extreme enthusiasm from, the
crowd. Couples and stags wander-
ed out quite frequently for some
fresh air. The floor was very
crowded and the tempo of the
evening was high and exciting.
The military ball is an event
that all the students of John Tar-
leton College look forward to all
the year. The girls save their most
beautiful dresses and the boys
think about a?king their favorite
home town girls down to the ball
which incidentally is quite an
The military ball, all in all, was
highly successful according to the
participants and even to those who
did not go. Girls in the dormitory
who did not go gathered around in
one room, raised the windows, and
got the full impact of Maestro
White's collegiate orchestra to the
accompaniment of loud gaiety.
Portraits Drawn By
Displayed In Library
Eight portraits, now on display
in the library, show the work of
senior art students in the life-
drawing class. This class, which
uses people for models, is the first
of its'k'nd in Tarleton.
Students who have portraits on
displa,r- are John Reavis, Helen
Joyce Schott, Mignon Lawlis, Bill
Kelley, Janice Rogers, Ruby Delle
Moon, Margaret Nell Smith, and
Annie Laurie Howard.
Reavis' "Self-Portrait" ia dis-
tinctive for its exaggeration of
features. One would never recpg-
nize "Burr" (or would one4?)
while looking at the picture of the
boy with scowling, knitted eye-
brows, staring eyes, hair on end,
and flopped (or almost flopped)
Helen's portrait of "Burr" is
much more natural. It pictures
him as the shaggy-haired artist
bending over his work, pen in
hand, with his own clean-cut fea-
Mignon's "Betty Co-Ed" im-
presses one as being a girl at a
football game with her snap-brim
hat and casual clothes. Her loose,
carefree hair is typical of the co-
ed on the Tarleton campus.
Bill'? picture is of a dark-eyed
blond in a chambray.
Janice and Kuby Delle drew pic-
tures of Frances Taylor. These
pictures'showed her color contrast
aiid.hsr mouth almost to perfec-
ting bOt her c-yes seemed to have
., Maragret Nell's picture of Ag-
ine&; Gordon m excellent, although
it'rauitr exaggerates the longness
and thinness of her face.
Annie Laurie drew an effective
portrait .of an old man with iron
■gre^L hair and features that de-
mote"#* strong character.
About 7:00 o'clock last Thurs-
day night boys were hurrying from
every direction on the campus, go-
ing to the little building between
the woodwork shop .and the Grass-
burr office. These boys were the
"Flying Kadets" of Tarleton going
to ground school.
However, this was no unusual
occurrence to them because they
attended ground school five nights
a week. They meet at 7;00 o'clock
on Monday, Wednesday, and
Thursday, and at 7:30 on Tuesday
and Friday, sometimes staying as
late as 11:00 o'clock.
The boys took their places in
the little class room whose walls
were lined with maps, charts, and
pictures of planes. The instructors,
Earl Perry and Mr. French, made
out the flight schedule for the fol-
lowing day before class discussion
When Gabe Lewis, instructor of
navigation, began to sp^eak, the
boys listened intently, not because
they were required to, but because
he had something to say that they
needed and wanted to hear. The
usual signs of boredom and rest-
lessness were not present in this
class. If for some reason a cadet
had not been present, he .would not
have been given any demerits.
Mr. Lewis explained a naviga-
tion problem and directed the boys
in working it. When a student fin-
ished, he was asked to h'elp some-
one who was "bogged down."
Mr. Lewis expressed his pride
in the Tarleton Flying Air Corps
by stating that no student has fail-
ed navigation. He said, ."Tarleton
has trained seventy-four pilots
since January, 1940. Nine are .now
in the navy, two are instructors,
several are in commercial -work, two
are in the Royal Air Corps, and
seventeen are in the army. Two
of them were graduated from Ran-
dolph Field recently."
there were as many as thirty-six
judges, listening to separate events,
in one hour.
Arthur Wagy Recalls
Of Days In Tarleton
Arthur Wagy, editor of the
J-Tac in 1937-'38, and his wife,
the former Daphne Shook of De
Leon, visited on the Tarleton
After leaving Tarleton, Arthur
worked for a railroad company,
and very soon he began work with
the government as an aeronauti-
cal draftsman at San Antonio. He
is still working there and is now
assistant department head. He
has attended the University of St.
Mary at San Antonio and the
University of Texas. Most of this
schooling he received at night
school and at summer school.
At Tarleton. Wagy took engin-
eering and worked on the J-Tac
as a hobby. He recalled several
amusing incidents that happened
while he was editor. When he was
campaigning, he painted a huge
sign, and he and two friends plac-
ed it high on the unfinished sci-
ence building. They climbed to the
top, and the two friends held him
by the heels while he dangled up-
side down against the side of the
building and nailed the poster.
Power of The Press Reigits
Once an unusually big boy start-
ed to beat him up because of a
small article that was printed in
the J-Tac. Wagy told the boy that
if he touched him, he would print
it all over the front page. Inci-
dentally, he was not touched.
At that time the J-Tac office
was in the administration build-
ing. One Sunday morning Wagy
was working on the paper and got
locked in the building. He climbed
out on the balcony over the en-
trance and jumped out into a
cedar tree. Ultimate result — he
tore his pants!
Special Edition For Plowboys
One night he received news that
Tarleton had lost a basketball
game, breaking its record of 87
consecutive games. He hurriedly
waked his staff members, and,
fighting against time, they put out
an extra edition that night. Fresh-
men runners were sent to the dor-
mitories and boarding houses to
spread the news. When the team
came in about one o'clock, the
band and all the boys were at the
gym waiting for them. Editof
Wagy said that the return was a
rather touching scene.
The J-Tac was responsible for
Wagy's romance with Daphne.
One morning in assembly he asked
for volunteer reporters, and she
responded. They worked on the
paper together for the rest of the
Daphne is a former D. s/T. club
member. Arthur was student man-
ager of the dining hall, he played
the bugle, played in the band, and
he belonged to the- T. S. F. club.
(The letters; he supposes, stood
for Tarleton Social Flops!)
Vary About Ways
To Become Popular
All through the ages people have
wanted what it takes to be popu-
lar. Since there are no special
books published today which con-
tain tested recipes for popularity,
possibly these campus opinions
will help aspirants. •
Kathryn Nutt firmly believes
that, friendliness .to ,everyone
comes first in importance. She
places unselfishness and the effort
to see the other person's side, sec-
"There's just one point to cover
the whole idea," emphatically
states Gaston West, "and that is to
act natural!" He adds that no one
will ever get anywhere if he sets
out with the word "popularity" as
Kathleen Collum says, "To be
well liked, one must have a sin-
cere interest in others and a never-
failing desire to do his best to
make others happy. He must be
understanding and gracious in his
contacts with those around him.
Unselfishness is most important,
for everyone admires a person who
is willing to sacrifice personal
glory for the benefit of others."
To be popular, Donald Winn ad-
vocates that a person should be
good natured and sincere.
When asked her recipe for pop-
ularity, Nancy Collier said that it
is to speak to everybody, regard-
less of who they are. She believes
in being friendly to everybody be-
cause one might need everyone
for a friend some time. Who
Hubert Pollard thinks that the
way to keep friends and make peo-
ple like you is to keep your busi-
ness to yourself and let other
people do the same.
Mrs. McSweeny Is Recovering
Mrs. A. A. McSweeny, wife of
A. A. McSweeny, professor of
mathematics, is recovering from
the effects of her long illness and
the two major operations she un-
derwent at the time.
Student Of 19 Years
Ago Shows Interest
In College Of Today
How would you feel if nineteen
years from now some student should
ask your advice on which dormi-
tory he should live ir. when he en-
ters Tarleton? You would probab-
ly dv> just what Mrs. J. C. Cox
recently did—get down the Tar-
leton catalogue and find that you
n) longer know anything about the
! Mrs. Wilcox, the former Pris-
I cilia McKinnon, attended Tarleton
from 1922 to 1925. When Avis Ann
Doyle, a prospective Tarleton stu-
| <lcnt from Paducah, recently asked
her in which dormitory she should
reserve a room, Mrs. Wilcox looked
at the catalog, and as she expres-
sed it in a letter to Miss Mary
Hope Westbrook, "I discovered so
many additions had been made since
I was there that it was impossible
for me to give her proper informa-
tion and advice,
"I have been away from the cam-
pus so long," she continues in the
letter, "that it is a bit difficult to
realize that Tarleton has grown so
rapidly. However, it was delight-
ful to see so many familiar names
still listed on the teaching ros-
Tarleton's debaters, Jack Bar-
ton and Jack Clemer, lost to the
Kilgore team, which finally left the
meet with first place rank in the
The Texas State Network was
in charge of the radio speech, and
broadcasted all of the finals of the
contests late Friday afternoon.
Temple has been for several
years the host to the Junior Col-
leges participating in the various
divisions of the State Meet Speech.
Miss Lilli'; V. LilJard, head of the
speech department, stated that
there were about ninety-eight con-
testants who entered the different
oranches of speaking, and that
this year's meet seemed to her to'
be the largest ever held.
Judges for the meet were from
Baylor University in Waco; Texas
University in Austin; Mary Har-
din-Baylor in Belton. At one time
kncjws how to approach all types
of people," he said. "Do not ap-
proach a bright lights girl as you
would a preacher." A good report-
er must gain the confidence of peo~
pie—by doing this, he will get tips
for news stories from friends.
Papers Advertise Colleges
Raymond Stover, city editor of
the El Paso Times, showed the
public relations between colleges
and city papers. He said that these
organizations should co-operate be-
cause the radio and newspaper are
the most effective means by which
colleges may publicize themselves
in order to increase enrollment.
Journalism in the army as it
deals with the Intelligence Service
was discussed by Lieut-Col. Vance
Batchelor, assistant chief of staff
of the First Cavalry Division at
Fort Bliss. Colonel Batchelor sta-
ted that the army at present does
not try to get publicity but that it
does not mind being publicized as
long as the truth is printed.
Colonel Batchelor emphasized
that fact that sensational stories
should be checked carefully in the
proper department before they are
printed because often they are not
true. According to him the main
purpose of army publicity is to
raise the morale of the army and
to let the people back home know
what is going on at camp. Though
the army does not seek publicity,
the air corps does by sending out
news releases and publicity mats
Business and Journalism Mix
Kenneth Froggley, publicity di-
rector for American Airlines,
showed the relation between the
newspaper which gives publicity
and the big corporations which
seek it. He pointed out that the
airline is dependent upon the
newspapers for most of its pub-
licity. When anything sensational
happens on an airliner, the press
is the first to be notified.
Bicknel Eubanks, United Press
manager at El Paso, discussed the
relation between the radio and the
newspaper. He illustrated his point
that only the most important facta
are included in a news broadcast-
ing by showing stories before and
after they had been revised for
Drama must be brought into the
news broadcast. Since the listener
hears the story only once and he
must be able to get the most im-
portant facts clearly in his mind,
the story must be simple and en-
The sheriff of El Paso county,
Chris Fox, emphasized the neces-
sity of having democracy in the
press. He said that America will
continue to be America only so
long as she continues to have free-
dom of the press.
tional and international happen-
ings of the past year, each con-
testant speaking for seven min-
utes without the use of notes of
The winning Tarleton debaters
used the official national Pi Kappa
Delta question, which was selected
by the junior and senior colleges
of the state. It was "Resolved:
That the Nations in the Western
Hemisphere Should Form a Per-
Judges for the speech meet of
this district were from Howard
Payne and Daniel Baker Colleges
William P. Grant—
positions by Mr. Grant are to be
played by request from the Texas
Federation of Music Clubs at their
annual convention in Dallas on
Mr. Grant's "Concerto of Horn
and Orchestra" will be played in
Rochester, N. Y., by Harold Meek
(French Horn) and the Rochester
Civic Orchestra, conducted by Dr.
Howard Hanson and will be broad-
cast over KGKO at 8:30 Thursday
Mr. Grant's ballet, "The Dream
of the Ballet Master" will be pre-
sented some time this spring at
Texas Christian University by
Keith Mixon (pianist), the TCU
String Quartet, and corps de bal-
wifh America's No. 1
Dance Band Leader
in Moonlight Serenade
TUES., WED., THURS.
at 9 P. M.
C. B. S. Stations
and his Pennsylvanian
in "Pleasure Time"
MON„ TUES., WE
at 6 ,P. M.
8. C. Stations
Copyright 1941. Liggitt & Myeu Tobacco "Co.
Texas State Teacher's College.
East Texas Wins Photography
Photography, (1) East Texas
State Teacher's College, (2) Sul
Ross State College, (3) North
Texas State Teacher's College.
Columns, (1) West Texas, State
Teacher's College, (2) Southwest
Texas State Teacher's College, (3)
Texas A. and I.
Feature, (1) Sul Ross State Col-
lege, (2) Stephen F. Austin State
Teacher's College, (3) North Tex-
as State Teacher's College, Poetry,
(1) McMurray College, (2) Steph-
en F. Austin State Teacher's Col-
lege, (3) Paris Junior College.
One-act play, (1) Sam Houston
State Teacher's College, (2) North
Texas State Teacher's College, (3)
Sul Ross State College. Advertise-
ment, (1) North Texas State Tea-
cher's College, (2) Texas A. and
I, (3) Sam Houston State Teach-
er's College.' Sports column, (1)
Texas A. and L, (2) Stepfc
Austin, (3) Weat-.^xas
Teacher's C l.lcye.
Other winners included:
sines, (1) North Texas Stati
cher's College, (2) Hardin .
College, (§) McMurray C
Junior newspaper winners
(1) Paris Junior College
Hardin Junior College*.
Senior newspaper "B" w
were (1) Texas A. and I., (5
Ross State College, (3) Sam
ston State Teacher's College
ior newspaper ,(A" were (1)
Texas State Teacher's CoIIeg
West Texas State-Teacher'
lege, and (3).^College of Mir
Yearbook winners were
North Texas State, (2) Sam
ton State Teacher's College.
At a business session Sal
morning at the College of
Sam Houston State Teacher
lege at Huntsville was vote
school for 1942.
KODAK FILMS AND FINISHING
RIDE THE CITY BUS
ECONOMICAL SERVICE FOR 5c
15 Minute Service at the College
Texas State Teachers' College, (2)
North Texas State Teachers' Col-
lege, (3) Stephen F. Austin State
Teachers' College and Sul Ross
Sports story, (1) Texas A. and
I., (2) Stephen F. Austin State
Teacher's College, (3) Howard
Editorial, (1) Howard Payne
College, (2) Southwest Texas
State Teacher's College, (3) North
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