The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 4, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 8, 1957 Page: 2 of 8
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2—THE J-TAG Tuesday, October 8, 1957
By BENNIE GLOVER
The mad, mad rush that usually accompanies
the first two weeks of school is beginning to
die down, and in its place a mood of serious
study has fallen like a blanket over the cam-
pus. The mood obviously hasn't gotten through
to everyone and especially to someone at Tarle-
ton who doesn't believe in signs. Last week a
sign on the campus bore the ominous question
"How About Your Studies?", and underneath
it some joker had written, "Forget It." I won-
der how long he will be around.
Was it the Asian flu or that strange malady
World Series fever that cause so many people
to miss the H a.m. class last Wednesday. Since
the flu has not reached epidemic? V;
proportions at Tarleton-' State
we must conclude that it Was the
"series." If baseball is our na-
tional sport it seems to follow
that the World Series should
be a national holiday. They wilJ
probably declare a holiday in
Milwaukee when the best team
(the. Braves, of course) win the
The Asian flu has hit many
areas of the country and has
schools to close. It seems that no one knows
exactly where it came from, but according to
fine newspaper columnist it did not come in on
money from foreign countries wanting to pay
The flu affected just about everything but
Oscar P. He remained in good health and thj
pep rallies, which are a thermometer of his
health have been bigger and( better than ever.
Those fish can really hump it.
A note to all students! The advertisers in the
J-TAC and the GRASSBURR help support the
publications and it would be good business on
our part if we would show our appreciation by
trading with them. Besides, the merchants who
advertise in the publications are trying to save
the students of Tarleton money by giving them
extra value at better prices. Patronize those
The recent appearance of the Kilgore Kanger-
ettes on our campus has raised this question in
the minds of some male students . . . Why not
organize an all-girl drill team at Tarleton and
change the ratio of men to women. A sneaking
suspicion is that everyone would be in favor
of that . . . except the girls.
It's an old Texas tradition to boast a little
about the things you have. "It seems that this
year the Corp is bigger and better than ever... .
the Wainwright Rifles had a larger group, for
try-outs . . . the girls are prettier . . , The. Wain-
wright Band has almost twice as many members
as last year . . . the dances are better, and so
, are the pep rallies ... all we need now is to win
a football game;
Benny Glorer '
Th& J-TAC, official student newspaper of Tarleton State
College, is published in Stephenville, Texaa, weekly5 dUflngf -the
regular lony aeisictti on Tuesdays. Ifc is net published duWna
holidays oi* the summer. Publisher is Stei henville Empire-
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EPITOU - LA KAE SWINDLE
ASSISTANT EDITOR KOY PRICE
SPORTS EDITOR - ROLAND L1NDSEY
BUSINESS MANAGER- BENNY GLOVER
FEATURE EDITOR JOHN REED
PICTURE EDITOR MARY BROWDER
SOCIETY EDITOR GLORIA RATLIFF
FACULTY ADVISER : DEAN J>EU PREE
REPORTERS: Jerry Black, Linda' D'Arcy, Larry Garrett', Clyde
Jones, Sue McGlothin, Charles Turner, Jeanne "Wail, Clark
Roberta. Judy Holladay.
UTTLE MAN ON CAMPUS
by Dick Bibler
'CH,CCft£NOM/-YOfJ KNOW Vfltt WEU. W/fATI MEAN BYAN-O^Al'CXMMTtON,"
LOOKING AT THE CAMPUS
Across My Desk ■
By LA ItAE SWINDLE
By LA KAE SWINDLE
Weathermen make predictions
sports fans sound off their opin-
ions, and fashion designers reveal
the newest in wearing apparel.
Here's my list of "bound to hap-
pens" in the near future.
. . . some weary student is going
to completely forget to study for
that education exam that's slated
for this week.
. . . the sleepy-eyed guys whe
had a big weekend are going to
accidentally sleep through that £
. . . some unobservant soul will
whiz up the stairs pass the third
floor of the Ad Building (trying
to get the class on time) and fine
that he's in the attic.
On the contrary, all inhabitant?
of the campus are familiar with
the hit song "That'll Bo The Day."
Well, it WILL be the day when—
. . . Dr. Waggener forgets to call
for those periodical and -chaptei
reports that wear out all the. psy-
chology books in the library.
, . . Mr. Mclnnis doesn't have a;
cigar in his mouth- '
. . . Mrs. Todd-forgets, to flicker
Hie frotit.porch lights of the dormi-
tory when'it's time for the girls.to
be in." '
. . Dr.'Andrews says "We won't
have a checkup quiz .this hour:" '
. . everyone who has a post
office box gets some mail. '
ON THE TREES
- When asked, "What time it-was,"
a man once replied, "There's watch-
es for the rich, a clock on the court-
house fo'r. the poor and chimes foi
the blind." . This might be related
to the s.ign work of.tlv; T.TS (Ten
"Tarleton 'Sisters "and TTp (Tee
Tarleton Peppers). Each week these
secret organizations post slogans
or booster lines on posters around
the campus. For the blind, ' at
least those who didn't read signs-,
hiding, under ' the cover of night-
they came up with: '".
'How1 about the Corp—Fish?"
Keckless Driver — "One whe
pases | you in * spite of all y.ou can
"Don't forget your annual pic-
"What's the Good Word?"
"Blessed are they who go around
in big circles, for they shall be
called big wheels."
The week's work was concluded
with a slogan which might seem
to be more of a dream . . . "Remem-
. . . every girl in the girls' dor-
mitory is in bed and asleep tj
. . . not one single person is latt
. . . the seniors, forget to say
"hump it fish" before yells at tilt
. there is not a terrible groan
when a Taraletonite mentions Ar-
. . . the J-TAC is printed with-
out one single error, and every edi-
tor and reporter meets his dead-
. . . soenione focgets to print the
probation list and see that everj
faculty member has a copy.
. . . not one student looks at his
timepiece to see how. many more
minutes until the class is over.
Oct. 8, OWLS Rush Tea in home
of JVfiss Mae Jones, 310 Qllie,-7
p.in. ;' ;,V
0, Luthern Student: Association
meet/ 7:30' p.m., Christian' Student
'.Center,"^ . ,' " ' ,
: • 9,: Eternas. Rush Tea, Wit:,n ^Room
of Dining Hall, 7 p.m.' V. -
,vQ, Xordg :unl Commoners Srriok'91",;
Rec Hail, 7 p.m. • ' .
9, , Eternas,-I/s and C's Datice-,
Rec Hall ;9 p.m. \ y
9, All Student , Pep Rally, in
front of Girls' Dorm-, 10:30 p.m.
10, TSG vs Hardin Sinimons "B",
11, : Coronas Rush Tea Wren
.Room, 7 p.rp.
, 11, Barorts, Smoker,' Rec. Hall
7 p.m. ' ■ '
15 Intel-national Club- Meet,; Rec
Hall, 7 p.m. .-- v:."l
Pat Porter Added
To TSC Yell Staff
Pat Porter, senior liberal arts
major of Vealmoor, is ait addition
to the-Tarleton State College yell
staff. Porter's1 position; as p. ch'^er-!
leader was announced at Wednes-
day night's pep rally by head
cheerleader Tommy Hastings.
The new cheerleader, a '55 gra-
duate of Borden High School in
Gail. Tex., was Best All Around
Boy during his junior year in high
school. He attended Howard Coun-
ty Junior College before coming to
TSC, and was freahnlan class pre-
Dear Folks, ]
Write soon, even if it's just a cheek!
This might be typical of a letter written home
by a college student in his rush to get to class.
These students came to school just a couple of
v/eeks ago and found how lost you can be when
you suddenly have to leave your home and fami-
ly. Yet, for some reason it hasn't dawned on
them that the folks at home miss them, too.
It's no secret that college life is one big rush-
and a student is usually kept pretty busy around
the campus. Now look at it this way . . . You
can stand in the post office line, for two min-
utes, buy a post card in thirty seconds, write
it in three minutes, push your way across the
post office aisle and drop it in the slot in 30
seconds and there you have, a four minute letter.
This leaves six minutes to have-a coke and run
to your next class. —- EP
HUMP IT FISH—AND SOPHS!
Do you have the habit of kicking people when
they are down? If you do, prepare for action
■because you haVe a golden opportunity to con-
tinue your, pastime.
Injuries, fill,' and more injuries have left
Coach II. A. (Sandy) Sanford's football team
in slightly less than top shape with only three
games played and now would certainly be the
time for any student with no school spirit. to
abandon the Flowboys and stop supporting
A football team is never better than the
school behind it and certainly school spirit and-
support is a contributing factor in the rise or"
fall of many great grid machines,
What team likes to meet a1 foe who has en-
thusiastic, well-organized supporters behind
them and cheering them; on through thick and
Shin? Supporters do not score touchdowns, make
tackles, or kick extra-points, -but backing the
team is as important in football as calesthenics
is important in physical education.
Football season has really just got started
and now is the time to show the Plowbovs that
we are still behind them all the way, — C. J.
NOW AT WORK
Each semester, a group of students known as
the GRASSBURK staff spend hoursof drudgery
pounding typewriters, combing ; the campus,
making pictures, drawing up dummies, and run-
ning through print shops. For their efforts they-
get behind in their studies, miss parties and
dances, and spend numerous nights in the pub-
When the payoff rolls around, they have the
pleasure of presenting to you, the student, your
yearbook. Most students thumb through it look-
ing at pictures of themselves and their friends,,
and might think to say a small thanks to the
group of workers who made it possible. Of
course these thanks are in order and appreciat-
ed by the staff and sponsor, but a little more
is necessary to make the book a success. This
is to say that each student's and teacher's pic-
tures must be there. For this to be accomplish-
ed', :ihe .photpg'raph must be shot on schedule
and then proofs must be chosen between.
: T-he staif has. begun their work. Now it's tip
t<>-you . . . — UP " ' ,
; MOV^- OVER, ROVER
; , What news can -be so important, as\ to take
the eyes of the American public awav from po-
litical controversy, daily criminal activity, arid
Only one thing: The World Series. Great gov-
ernment leaders took a b'&ck seat to GaSey Sten-
gel and ;Fred;;Haney as the American people
shifted their eyes from international problems;
and government spending;to pure enjoyment.
•:"A new war could have been breaking out in
the Far East or a disaster might have been in
•'CKe * •'^h'e/Ytypieaf -Ncii'th' Atnerieari'
toWn or city whiles the New York Yankees and
the Milwaukee , Braves/ battled it out for "the
championship." The human-interest story that
might have been an award-winner, found itself
behind some break in the series.
■ A squeeze play at home plate with two men:
put meant much more ;to John Q/ Public'than
did the latest threat of Mr.'Khrushchev br an-
nouncement cif the'wedding of - some : famous,
Whether it lasts four days or goes for seven,
the people of America close down shops, work
with the radio blaring, or at least devise some
way to keep posted of each development in the
With the series all r^'afly decide^!. anjJ 'people
back in their usual frame' of mind, v/4*wdnd§r
if the World Series is not like a doctor's pre-
scription for the mind-weary American. — C. J.
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