The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 2, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 19, 1950 Page: 4 of 8
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4—THE J-TAC Tuesday, September 19, 1950
Official Student Publication of Tarleton State
Entered as second-class mail matter at the Post
Office in Stephenville, Texas, under Act of Congress
of March 3, 1879.
Represented by the National Advertising Service,
Member of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Asso-
ciation, Associated Collegiate Press, and Columbia
Scholastic Press Association.
Robert Kenny, Editor Ann Bryan, Associate Editor
Dan Bishop, Acting Business Manager
Senior Grade Ogres?
"This is Frances Fish, a freshman from Lit-
tleeity. And THIS is Jane Shane, a SENIOR!"
runs the introduction, followed by groans and
cringings from Frances as distorted thoughts
of the big, bad senior and her evil misdoings
pass through her mind.
Many such instances' were overheard and
observed on the campus last week. But you
freshmen must realize that it is not bad at all.
After all, seniors are people (and pretty grand
ones, too) that are here to help you all they
can. They remember that it wasn't so long
since they were freshmen, too, and they can
quite understand what you must think about
Not trying to discourage you, but you will
be having a hard enough time getting yourself
accustomed to your new life without your mak-
ing it harder by being unwilling to accept the
seniors and making friends with them. Because
that is exactly the way the seniors feel when
the freshmen persist in making ogres of them.
They may not think so^much of you either if
you seem unwilling to accept them. Ever think
of it that way? It deflates his ego when, think-
ing he is the Good Samaritan helping fresh-
men, a low blow like that hits him unexpectedly.
Just remember that1 we are all here for a
common purpose and the seniors do not hold a
grudge against'you just because their birth
certificates are a year older or because you
have to go through Freshman Orientation.
Advantages >of assemblies is the subject of
this editorial . . . Now let me see if I can think
. of one.
' If that's your attitude, it's the wrong one.
Weekly assemblies will take about an hour of
your time each week, and surely there's an hour
here and there that you're not doing anything
You may go griping and grumbling to the
assembly each Thursday afternoon, but you'll
find that you'll see people there that you might
never see if the whole student body wasn't
brought together for an assembly. You may get
to know guys and gals you might never run
You'll also find yourselves resting and re-
laxing during those few minutes of assembly,
and what a pleasant thought to know that
here's an hour you can spend without having to
worry about two more hours you have to spend
at prepare for it.
Now that I've been thinking about it, I see
that there are really more advantages than
there are disadvantages to assemblies.
Poems, Pages, and Problems
By now all the freshmen have had a sample
of college clashes, and all the seniors have had
another dose, too.
From past experience I know that some of
you go to your rooms from a couple of days
of classes with a few poems to memorize, a few
themes to write, several hundred pages of text
to . read, and a few hundred math problems to
work. And, oh yes, you'd better get started on
your term theme and your outside reading re-
I'll admit it's something to be discouraged
about, but you'll soon find that there's time for
, Whether or not it was your purpose for com-
ing to college, you'll find that you'll have learn-
ed something when you leave TSC at the end
of the year.
Life is but a day;
A fragile dewdrop on its perilous way
From a tree's summit.
WATCH YOUR FINGER!—Dean Paul A. Cunyus finishes
installing knotty pine on the walls of the den in his new
home, which was begun just before the outbreak of the
Korean war, giving the dean a summer full of housing
problems. photo by "BAX"
Swede Sees TSC;
Likes Texas Best
By TILLIE TATTLETALE
Now that everyone knows every-
one else I can write about all the
dust I swept out of the corners arid
you'll know what I'm blowing
The "Chamberlain Maids" had a
small get-together in Bryan's and
Cynthia's room. Now everybody
knows who's what, etc. We don t
mind saying that we think that
there is a perfectly swell bunch of
freshmen on the campus this year
that everybody is going to like.
From the looks of the dates that
they've been having, I think the
boys agree. Right, fellows?
As usual, or up to standards,
Ann Bryari and Vic Bird are being
geen together this year. It just
wouldn't be the same campus with-
out seeing, them together.
Paula Lassiter is being true blue
to the man of her dreams—namely
Oris Reynolds. Who can blame
Arlene Miller has been dashing
about the campus with a little of
everybody and seen a lot with
Harold Thomson. Lucky boy!
Trula Harris and Don O'Neal
are having "ups and downs" again.
She's been seen with Richard
Bentley—so-o—who knows ? "
Tarleton is going to miss two
'49-'50 students. Richard Gilbreat
and Betty Lockhart decided sJje
just didn't need to go to school
this year. They were married tri
Bryan, September 16. Congratula-
tions! - - J
Mary Lou Riley and Jimmy Leefh
are steadies again it seems. Y<|u
know, this, could get to be.a habit!
All the second-year kids have
been missing Doug Jones, one of
the Kampus Kids of fifty, but
Dottie Corder said (quote), "You
don't know the half of it!"
■ Pat Coilinsv/oi'th and Lloyd Cor-
der are still making a cute two-
some. Can't say the same for Pat
Barber and Louis Holt. "It's all
over now," wails Louis.
Welcome back to Tarleton, Vir-
ginia Knight. You were missed last
semester—glad to see you home
Charles. Goff has been dating
Milly . Middleton. May we compli-
ment you on your selection,
^ Here's hoping I've brought you
a little up to date on who's doing
Just arrived in America one
month ago . is Stockholm - born
Richard Hahannan. The tall, blond
Swede is in this country for the
pujpose of studying American ag-
He was at Tarleton last week
with a grijup of 4-H Club boys,
girls and home demonstration
agents .and county agents. They
were here attending a radio school
held by the Extension Service of
the A&M System.
In Sweden he is the director of
the Central Information Depart-
ment of Agriculture, and a grad-
uate of Ultuna Agriculture Uni-
versity, the oldest in Sweden.
Hahannan has traveled over a
large area of the United States,
including Washington, D. ,C., Il-
linois, Wisconsin and Colorado, and
he stated that he thinks Texas is
a beautiful country. He was very
impressed with the farming coun-
try, and said that the Swedish
system of agriculture is very sim-
ilar to the American system.
, In his very correct English, ham-
pered only by a slight brogue,
Hahannan asked many questions
about the racial problem in Amer-
ica. He said that he was fascinated,
by such a problem, and that there
was nothing like it in Sweden,
POINT OF VIEW
By ROBERT KENNY
Installed on Campus
Work was completed last week on
new transformers, on the campus,
but is still being continued on other
Texas Power & Light Company,
in an effort.to reduce operating
costs, is increasing distribution
voltage on all college areas from
2300 to 7200 volts. All campus
transformers have been changed,
and . larger insulators and wider,
longer crossarms were installed.
Work on the college farm is ex-
pected to be completed this week,
accordinng to H. C. Doremus, en-
gineering division head.
Greater London, with its popu-
lation of about 9,700,000, carries
twelve and three-quarter million
passengers a day on its railroads,
busses, trolleys and subways,
whose trains operate 3,940 cars,
running over a network ojf 248
miles, according to British rail-
Well here we go again. Two down, thirty-one
to go. (Issues, that is,) It may seem like school-,
is just beginning—and so it is—but nothing can-
make the end of the year seem so far away as
thinking that there will be 31 more (yes, I said
31) of these papers before you can check that
uniform back in.
My most happiest.thanks (the double super-
lative is deliberate, Miss Westbrook. Remember
Shakespeare? Or is might have been someone
else; I can't remember quite clearly.) for the
generous reception of last week's J-TAC. The:
best remedy for exhaustion is food and rest,
and believe me, the paper's popularity was'
meat and drink for Dan, Thelma, Ann, and me,
By the way, .Thelma Geeslin, who has not been
on the masthead, is our acting Fine Arts Edi-
tor, and if anyone ever asks you, tell him she's
a good one.
Returning students probably looked at a copy
of the-paper last week, threw up, their hands in
despair, uttered a few low moans, and finally
exclaimed, "This ain't the J-TAC I knew!"
They're right. It ain't. About the only thing
like last year's paper is the name.
There is—or rather, WAS, reason to all this
madness. To begin with, the.pages are con-
siderably smaller, but there are more of them—
twice as many, for the enlightenment of you
sticklers for accuracy; you people who get to
class on time. When we first decided to have
a tabloid—that's a five-column paper, fresh-
men—we planned on running four pages one
week and eight the next. We waltzed through
the summer wtih this happy idea, then discov-
ered when the time came to put the first issue
that it was impossible. .So here we are, running
our heads off, trying to scrape up enough news .
to fill eight pages every week.
That takes care of perhaps the most obvious
change. It was responsible for most of the
others. Take the masthead, for example. The
masthead is the name of the paper across the
top of the front page together with any design,
seal, or whatnot the staff wants to identify it-
self by. Our masthead last year was simply
"The J-TAC" in very large black letters across
the page. Since it was so large and black, it
would take up a great deal of space on a tabloid
newspaper, so members of the staff decided to
have a smaller masthead with less black area.
We all liked the masthead of the SMU 'Campus'
also a tabloid, which is in a Gothic or Old Eng-
lish type, so here we are. The college seal was
an original idea.
Also, many of the headlines used last year
would take up altogether too much space in a
small newspaper.' so a long consultation with
Mr Rigging at the "Empire-Tribune" office—
thats where the J-TAC is printed—produced
the new heads used this year.
Did any 0f you notice anything different '
about thes little stories on the gold-diggers, the '■
boys at West Point—by the. way, there were
three of them; not two, as I said in last week's
column—of the one on the ex-registrar? I hope
, 5'V!ere in^iented about three spaces on
) \T S ajou™allstic Wck used by the
Dallas News to emphasize short stories with
^l"JnT!al or an?usin£ angle; .we liked it and
i 4° USe 14 "0I\ our l?est short features.
In the future, watch for these indented'stories •
we are going to try to make them good, -
irfi'e,tllis ye4r the notices were scattered
aiound the paper/wherever they were needed to
confuHW^?,' S*7 p80ple f6lt that this was
confusing and that everyone couldn't find all
of them, so this time we plan to run a "Notices"
pJobTem eaf wk; Sl'nCe this hrin^s P the
Ef t n pUt in those ]ittle holes
nut tolth y aPP6ar When the paPer ^ being
put together, we may not always be able to do
toiSLf the f-lleu 6XCept that 0n the two edi-
ooka Sr8' r ab0^ Tarlet0n W*- This
took a little extra work, but nobody but a few
Ef about theT - T* f°r the little
terns about the current price Of Chilean ferfi
In?™ ? n"m,>ei' of h™>' seals oil the Pi-ib-
s1i™st,PAr B'r' «* EdttS,
IS lesponsible lor picking out both the filler on
S Otttsid# colpgmg on the e<li-
This could go on for pages, I guess but ;t
looks as though my alloted space fs about full
I have taken care of most of the changes excer*
for a few like the size of the tyoe S •
smaller. The staff likes abouf fir
changes. What about the reading public?
Here’s what’s next.
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