The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 24, Ed. 1 Tuesday, April 29, 1958 Page: 1 of 8
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STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 1958
Eight TSG Students Nominated
558-'59 Student GounciS Offices
GRADUATION SPEAKER — Dr. Willis McDonald Tate, SMU
SMU President tfi Be
By JEANNE WALL
Willis McDonald Tate, president
of Southern Methodist University,
will be the speaker for the Tarle-
ton State College commencement
exercises Sunday, May 25.
• Tate was born in Denver, Colo.
Most of his boyhood was spent
in San Antonio, Texas, where he
was graduated from the Old Main
" Avenue High School.
Dr. Tate was a member of
S M U ' s Southwest Conference
championship football team of
1931. He was an all-conference
tackle that year and received hon-
orable mention for All-American,
He is an alumnus of SMU, taking
" the degree of bachelor of arts in
1932 and his master of arts in
sociaology in 1935.
' .After his graduation from SMU,
Dr. Tate entered the teaching pro-
fession. He became principal of
the Alamo Heights . Elementary
and Junior High Schools in San
Antonio. In 1942 the San Anto-
nio Junior Chamber of Commerce
awarded him' the title of Outstand-
ing Young Man of the Year in
Dean of Students
In September, 1945, Dr. Tate
■ joined the SMU staff as Assistant
Dean of ' Students. ' In 1948, he
wiis appointed Dean of Students,
and in 1950 he was made Vice-
President in charge of Develop-
ment and Public Relations.
Dr. Tate succeeded Dr. Um~
phrey Lee as fifth president of
-SMI; in 1954.
He has done graduate work at
the' University .of Texas and at
the University of Chicago, and
. holds honorary doctorate degrees
from Texas Wesleyan College,
Centenary. College, and from the
University of Denver, and the de-
gree of Doctor of Humane Let-
ters from Oklahoma City Uni-
versity. He is co-author, with A.
Q. Sartain arid W. W. Finlay, of
Human Behavior in Industry.
Dr, and Mrs. Tate have two
children; a son, Willis, Jr., who
is a graduate student at Har-
vard, and a daughter, Jo Ann,
who is a senior at SMU.
Tarleton State's new men's dor-
mitory, now under construction,
nas been officially named George
Oliver Ferguson Hall it was an-
nounced today by President E, J.
George O. Ferguson, professor
emeritus at Tarleton State, is a
resident of Stephenville and at-
tended the college as a student
from 1899 to 1901. He joined the
faculty of the college in 1913 as a
professor of history and economics.
In addition to those subjects he
taught some courses in Spanish and
iierman and an occasional course
Former Associate Dean
Contacted at his home Monday,
Professor Ferguson said he had
neard that the new dormitory was
oeing named in his honor. He said,
"I find it difficult to express the
appreciation I feel for this tribute.
I always like to hear nice things
said about me, but this is beyond
Professor Ferguson was Asso-
ciate Dean of the College untii 1946
at which time he reached the age
of 65 and began modified service.
He continued on the faculty until
May 31, 1950 when he went into
Professor Ferguson has been
identified with the affairs of the
college throughout its history. As
a student, he- was in the college'
when its name was changed from
Stephenville College to John Tarle-
ton Agricultural College,
Eight Tai'leton State College freshmen have been nominated
for 1958-59 president and vice-president of the Student Council
it was announced today by Dean Paul A. Cunyus,
Bob Blakeman, Doug Smith, Hoyt Lovelace, Bill Ussery, and
William Berkley were nominated as candidates for president;
Noel McLaughlin, Butch. Waltor, tinue until Wednesday, May 14,
and Charles McDougal are the vice-
presidential nominees. They were
nominated by petition. '
Campaigning for the two offices
will start this week and will con-
The Tarleton State College ROTC
came through its annual federal
inspection with flying colors it was
learned today. Lt. Col. Wayne
Sherrod, PMS&T, said the inspec-
tion team from 4th Army head-
quarters, was impressed with Tar-
leton Cadet Corps.
The inspecting officers were Col.
Sture A. Ansel, inspection team
head, Lt. Col. Brock H. Faulkner
and Lt. Col. Staling C. Moore, all
from Fort Sam Houston in San
Prior to the inspection Colonel
Ansel related that he was particu-
larly impressed with the new li-
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brary as well as. the rest of the
He said that this was his first
actual experience with the ROTC
program, although he had spent
several years as an inspection
general in the army. He and his
team have inspected some twenty
colleges and high schools in this
area. "I have been very impressed
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The Fine Arts Department of
Tarleton State College will stage
a banquet Friday night in the
Chaparral Room of the Tarleton
State College Dining Hall.
The banquet, which will begin
at 7:30 p.m., has been designed
to give credit to those students
who have given time to participate
in the activities of the" fine arts
Twelve Tarleton students will
be presented awards for outstand-
ing acbieyement in the . depart-
ment by Dr. D. W. Morton, de-
portment head. The names of
these students will not be re-
vealed until the presentation of
the awards to the student.
A band award will also be pre-
sented to the Tarleton B.O.T.C.
Band by Lt. Col. L. Wayne Sher-
rod, PMS&T of Tarleton.
Immediately following' the ban-
quet there will be a dance held
in the College Recreation Hall for
the students with entertainment
provided.by the music department.
when an election will be held.
Lords and Commoners Member *
Blakeman, business administra-
tion major of Fort Worth, is a
graduate of Hahdley High School
in Fort'Worth where he was senior
favorite and business manager of
the annual. He-is a member of the
Lords and Commoners at TSC.
Smith, agriculture major of 01-
ton, is a member of the Los Cobs,
at TSC, and was runner-up for
freshman, favorite. At Olton, he
was a member of the National
Honor Society and an FFA officer.
Senior Class Officer
Lovelace, petroleum engineering
major of Knox City, is a newly
elected member of the Student
Council at TSC. Lovelace was presi-
dent of the' junior class at Knox
City and vice-president of the sen-
Ussery, a psychology major from
Bernardsville, Nev., is a member
of the Lords and Commoners at
Tarleton. He was. a football letter,
man during his junior and senior
years in high school.
"A" Honor Roll
A pre-veterinary student, Berk,
ley is a member of the Scholarship
Society at TSC and is on the "A"
Honor Roll. He is a 1957 graduate
of Spring Branch High School in
Vice-presidential nominee Mc-
Laughlin is a geology major at
TSC. He is a Plowboy football let-
terman, freshman favorite, a Bar-
ons member, and a member of tha
Student Council and Foods Coun-
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The 1958 GRASSBURR, Tarle-
ton State College yearbook, was
presented Monday and dedicated to
Dr. Prentice A. Caraway, head, of
the department of biological scien-
President E. J. Howell opened the
special assembly at which Dale
Weathers, annual editor, made the
dedication, presented special an-
nuals, and previewed the new book.
'The current yearbook is the for-
ty-second volume in the history
of the school and is the first to be
printed in standard college annual
size. The twelve by nine' inch pub-
lication has 200 pages and boasts
two full page color pictures. The
cover is a slick-back made of white
fabric with black print and trim.
Annual staff members were pre-,
sented annuals during assembly.
Staff members are Dale Weathers,
editor; Sharon Tinsley, associate
editor; Sue Kenny, freshman edi-
tor; Rachel Butler, organizations
editor; Janice Baker, pictoral edi-
tor; Jim Garner, assistant busi-
ness manager; Billie Miears, busi-
ness manager; David Goen, military
editor; Beverly Renfro, senior edi-
tor; Jerry Black, sports editor.
TSC Sunday Activities
Planned for Parents
By JUDY HOLLADAY
Parents' Day at Tarleton State
College is slated for Sunday with
activities beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The annual day-long event is held
in honor of the parets and friends
of Tarleton State students.
W. Doyle Graves, chairman of
Parents' Day activities, said that
the success of the program de-
pended mostly upon the teachers.
Graves added, "Teachers should
urge their students to have the
parents meet instructors, and
.should let the students know where
they will be that day."
Activities will get under way
at 10:30 a.m. with registration in
the Girls' Dormitory and the Rec-
reation Hall. Registration will
continue through 3 p.m.
Sunday, morning services at. lo-,
cal churches are" being planned
in honor of Parents' Day. Fol-
lowig services, ltmch will be avail-
able in the Dining Hall for stu-
dents and parents. * \
Open house in all departments of
the college will be held from 1
p.m. to 2:45 p.m. . Parents may
take a conducted tour through
each department and meet tho
A tea and reception will be in
progress at the Tarleton Library
from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. The re-
ceiving line will be comprised of
Stuart Chilton, Pres. E. J. How-
ell, Miss Xola Rivers Thompson,
Dean Paul A. Cunyus, Mrs. J.
Thomas Davis, and W. Doyle
Following the tea a TSC band
concert will be presented at Mem-
orial Stadium beginning at 3:10
The program at Memorial Sta-
dium will conclude Parents' Day
activities. Beginning at 3:30, it
will consist of a welcome by Pres.
Howell, presentation of a awards
and honors to students, a review
by the TSC Cadet Corps, and the
crowning of Parents' Day Queen.
Thirty members of the Wain-
wright Rifles and the commander
will act as an H<mor Guard for
the Queen ad court, The Honor
Guard will perform the Queen An-
ne Salute as the Queen passes
Parents' Day Queen nominees
are Wynelle Dunn of Stephenville,
Shannon Posey of Andrews, Mary
Bremer of Galena Park, La Rae
Swindle of Comanche, Shirley
Hayes of Pottsville, Betty Means
of Killeen, Beverly Watts of Col-
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