The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 4, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 8, 1957 Page: 4 of 8
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Tuesday, October 8, 1957
Tarleton's Cadet Thurman
Majors in Ag Engineering
... honor guard commander
Ever heartl of Cuthbert? It's
the community that this week's
Cadet, Lt. Col. Way man Thurman,
The '56 graduate of Colorado
City High School says that he likes
cattle and until recently he owned
a small herd of Angus cattle.
'That's why I started majoring in
animal husbandry," said Thurman.
He went on to explain that he
changed his major to agriculture
engineering' because he, thought H
would give him more opportunities
in what he liked to do. "My favor-
ite subject," he added, "is engi-
This curly headed senior has an
active high school record. During
his junior year Thurman was chos:
en as FHA Beau. Other offices he
held included FFA secretary as a
freshman, vice president as n
sophomore, president as a senioj
and a member of the Student Coun-
cil as a junior.
Lone Star Farmer
Thurman. is a Star Chapte)
Farmer and a Lone Star Farmer.
He also' received the Mitchell Coun-
ty Farm Bureau award for being
the outstanding FFA member in
Mitchell Co. He was selected as
Who's Who in vocational agricul-
ture during his junior year. Thur-
man is a veteran of livestock shows
all -over Texas. He concluded hi";
active participation ' in the call
shows at last year's State Fair.
Last year the West Texas youth
was a member.of the Wainwrig'ht
Rifles and the Honor Guard and
received ribbons for those two in
addition to a ribbon for command-
ing the best squad (first squad,'
second platoon, B Company) on
field day. Thurman receiped the
rank of Sergeant 1st Class just
after mid-term last year.
This year Cadet of the Week
Thurman is the executive office)
of the Wainwrights, commanding
officer of the Honor Guard, and
vice president of the Tarleton FFA.
Oklahoma State University
Thurman said that he came to
Tarleton upon the recommenda-
tions of his agriculture teachers
and because of the friendly spirit.
He tried out for the Wainwrights
because "I liked the ROTC and J
liked to march. I thought it would
help me in my ROTC training too.'
Thurman plans to attend Oklahoma
State University after graduation
He intends to continue his ROTC
training because, "I think military
training will help you all through
vour life—even in your everyday
Abilene Air Base was renamed
last year for the late William Ed-
win Dyess, a Tarl'eton* State grad-
tsr't v - i
(.Mitchell' Studio -t'uuioj
LOW PRICED CAK — Captain John Allyn and one of his two foreign cars.
Captain Allyn Enthusiastic
Volkswagon Fan, Owner
By LARRY GARRETT
Have you noticed a couple of
small black cars buzzing- the cam-
That was probably Capt. John
Allyn in one of his Volkswagons.
Captain Allyn, assistant professor
of military science and tactics at
Tarleton State College, is an avid
Volkswagon fan; he owns two of
"I first became acquainted with
the Volkswagon while I was sta-
tioned in Germany in 1954," ex-
plained Capt. Allyn. He stated that
he needed transportation and
Volkswagon was his choice of the
low-priced car. He went to th;1
116 Tarleton Cadets Earn Rank
In ROTC Corps, It Is Announced
Upon recommendation of the pro-
fessor of military science and tac-
tics, Lt; Col. Belton E. Weeks, Jr.,
and with the approval of the Presi-
dent E. J. Howell, and Registrar
Stuart Chilton, the following pro-
Week Is Observed
By Speech Class
"Youth looks at the UN" will
be the title of speech department
j-adio program this week.
Jack Waggoner of Rotan,
Angela Ferguson of Meridian,
Jack Wells of Colorado City,
and Vicky Grief of Stephenville'
will participate in an informal dis-
cussion led by Miss Lillie V. Lil-
lard, head of the speech depart-
ment at Tarleton State College.
' 'Miss Lillard was appointed
chairman of United Nations Week
in Stephenville by Mayor J. Lewis
United Nations week was start-
ed in: 1M8 by the Secretary of
State who appointed a chairman
to promote a nation-wide observ-
ance to commemorate "mankind's
noblest attempt to establish last-
ing peace with justice."
Oct. 18-24, United Nation week,
is under the national chairman of
the U, S. Committee, Mrs. Stan-
ley M. Rumbough, Jr. thia year. :
The birthday of the UN, Oct. 24,
will mark up the twelfth year
since a majority of the then 50
participating countries ratified the
Charter of the United Nations. '
-"We Appreciate Your Btvsinexa"
200 West Washington
motions and appointments were
CADET COLONELS: Harold
CADET LIEUTENANT COLO-
NELS: Richard Jones and Way-
CADET MAJORS: Frank Ter-
rell, Raymond Weathers, Jerry Er-
win, Autry Stephens, Royce Bodi-
ford, Morris Straughan, and Don
CADET CAPTAINS: Jer ral
Johnson, Corky Cobern, Ronnie
Schmiedekamp, John Holdridge,
Ronald Bauer, William Easter,
Harlin Fenn, Bill Waters, Max
Watson, and James Wakeland.
CADET FIRST LIEUTENANTS:
Ralph Hutchins, Ernest McCoy,
Thomas Schafer, Gary Coltharp.
Edward Winkleman, David Goen.
Carl Mattlage, James Pettit, Billy
Golson, and Gary Carson.
Winfred Scott, Thomas Bowman
Bobby .Pack, Robert Elliott, Ed-
ward Cousins, Wayne Humphrey,
John Johnson, William Griffith.
James Shirley, and John Reed.
CADET MASTER SERGEANTS:
John Pelham, Jack Tdcker, William
Valghan, Carl Ryden, Jay Jones,
Aubrey. Brown, Pat Porter, Robert
Conway, Gerald Scott, and Thomas
James Blue, Don Bl&nsitt, Arthur
Travis,.Alan Brashears, Billy Cad-
dell, Ozell Claborn, Tommy Daniel,
Jerry Marshall, Tom Reed, and
'CADET SERGEANTS FIRST
CLASS: Georg-e Clark, Robert Ho.--
telley, Benny Glover, ojhnnie Dy-
ess, David Helmers, David Miles.
Dudley Hamby, Virgil Tindall,
Calvin Jump, Roy Turner, Milton
Kuklies, Jerry Martin.
Don Montgomery, James Smith
Eddie Melaskey, David McFarlin,
Frank Todd, Allen Abbe,
Franklin Lange, Pat Basham
Maurice Hallenbeck, Franky Mul;
lins, William Wheeless, Robert
Bobby Rogers, Walter Bell
Donald Glenn, Jimmy Healer
Gayle Isham, Malcom I-Iollings-
Eugene Angerman, Ed Browder
Robert Iloelisher, Gary Pirkle
James McCelland, Rennet h Smith,
Charles McCord, John Maverick,
John Pitman, Joe Reeves, Charles-
Robinson, David. Rockwell, Robert
Taylor, Robert Bates.
Billy Smith, Dan Burton, Wayne
Biddy, Darwin Cornelius, Ronalc
Eberhart, Jumes Wise, Donald
' CADET SERGEANTS: Scottk
Cooper, James Kirk, Darwin Mc-
Kinnish, Bragg' Stockton, George
Tommy Bounds, Doris Davis,
Bobby Pack, James Wakeland/ and
Eddie Henry were appointed by
senior class president Max Watson
as the senior planning committee
for this year.
Brock's Barber Shop
North Side of the Square
FOR QUALITY AND SERVICE■
"A Complete Line of Humble Products"
BELCHER'S HUMBLE STATION
220 E. Washington
factory in VVolfsburg and purchas-
ed his car in the office'.
The officials gave him a button
to give him admittane to th^ fac-
tory and he went to find what
"When I found my-car," Captain
Ailyn added, "there was nothing
there' but the chassis." He fol-
lowed the chassis down the as-
sembly line with "a single crew of
men who were constantly swarm-
ing over it.
Thirty minutes .later his finish-
ed vehicle emerged. Captain Allyn
and his wife likv)d the little car
so well that they recently pur-
chased a '57 modi.). The only dif-
ference that a novice can tell is
that the '54 has four tail pipes
but the '57 has only two.
Capt. Allyn was reared in Al-
bany, N. Y., where his father,
Oliver B. Allyn, still resides. Capt.
Allyn graduated from Christian
Brothers Academy, a military
school in Albany, in 1940. At this
academy he was a Lieutenant in
the Patroon Mounted Guard, which
was the state Home Guard in the
absence of the National Guard.
In 1940 Capt. Allyn entered
Siena College in Loudonville, Mew
York, where he complete) two
years of work and then enlisted in
the Air Force'. Re re-entered Siena
in '4<) to complete three and one
half years studying- business ad-
ministration. Captain Allyn added
an extra currieular to his military
duties in 1947 when he married.
He received his anny commis-
sion as a second lieutenant in '48
which was followed by a commis-
sion of the same rank in the Air
Force the following year. He later
decided to stay with the regular
Army and dropped his commission
in the Air Force. In '53 he received
his commission as Captain-
Service . in Korea
Fifteen years of service has tak-
en Capt. Allyn all over the world
One day in November of 1950
found him leading a small task
force along the Yalu River in
Star Barber Shop
YOUR FLATTOP CENTER
153 E, Washington St,
Korea This earned him the Sil-
ver Star. Other travels have taken
him thirty-seven'' places in the
United States, Europe during
W. W. r-I, Korea, and European
Capt.* Allyn and his family came
to Stephnnville from Ft. Sill, .Qkla,,
in June of this year and began his
duties as Assistant p M.S..T. at
Capt. AUyn's family include his
wife, Ruth, and three children;
Terry, age (j; Dian?, age 4; and
John age 2., Capt. Allyn plans to
complete his thirty years of service
and then retire to — "Well who
knows ? That's a long' way off."
'i.f '«■ A
Gibbs of Ft. Hood
Don Gibbs of C Company stood
out in Thursday's drill as the neat,,
est cadet. Gibbs. is a trades' an.-1
industry major from Ft. Hood.
Respectively the' second and
third places went to Bob Otto of
G Company, a business- administra-
tion major from Pauma Valley.
Cal., and Arthur Padious of fi
Company, an aeronautical engineer-
ing major from Orange, N. J.
"The cadets looked surprisingly
well for -the first time," stated Lt.
Col. Bolton E. Weeks, Jr.. profes-
sor of military science and tactics.
Col. Weeks went, on to say that
the drill was very well organized
and that he econd year men gave
very good instructions, showing
that a lot of preparation had been
put in on their part.
T : .
Member F. D. I." C.
CAMPUS LAUNDRY :
Finished Work, Rough Dry and Wet Washed
Alterations, ROTC Patches Sewn On
Also Dry Cleaning Picked Up
Across from Auditorium .Dial .L-4314 : , . .. v
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