The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 16, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 17, 1950 Page: 1 of 4
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Be At The
Play the Rams
TARL.ETON STATE COLLEGE, STEPH ENPHENVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1950
* Val Sponberg and Don Mitchell
were elected school favorites, All-
Tarleton Girl and All-Tarleton
Boy, in an election held a few
months, ago. The identify of these
favorites has just been released by
the Grassburr staff.
Val Sponberg hails from Austin
"where she graduated from Austin
High School. She is a senior and
majors in Home Economics. She
plans to attend North Texas State
Teachers College after she leaves
Tarleton. Val is a member of the
Student Council and the Scholar-
ships ociety. She belongs to the
Coronas Social Club and the Home
Economics Club. She was a mem-
ber of these organizations last
yeah Val was also an Aggette last
Don Mitchell, who was selected
as All-Tarleton Boy, is a senior
who cornea from Iredtill, and he
majors in electrical engineering-.
Don is a member of the Barons
social club, and he plays in the
Tarleton dance band, the Swing
Cadets. In 1948-49 he served as
exchequer of the Barons. In 1948-
49 he was vice-president of the
senior class and ramp master of
ramp two. In 1947-48-49' he was a
member of the band and the TTP's,
and he served. as president of the
TTP's in 1948-49.
This election was sponsored by
the Student Council who placed
ballot boxes in the Rec Hall. Mem-
bers of the Student Council at-
tended these ballot boxes and kept
Candidates for All-Tarleton Boy
and Girl were chosen by Jjoth jun-
ior and senior classes.
Here is a nate to all of you
who might be transferring to Tex-
as University at mid-tei'rn. There
is a Tarleton Club established on
the campus, and the members of
that club are willing- to help you
through those hectic first days.
Among the mistakes we made on
the last issue of the J-Tac was the
ommission of the number Of stu-
dents from Falls County that are
going to Tarleton this year in the
''■•article, "TSC Students Come From
r Many Places." This made nine boys
unhappy; therefore, we wish to
correct this mistake. ... A
•the students from Falls County
include Bernhard Neuman, Jr.,
. Wallace Birkes, Garland Haalc,
James Pauling, James Thompson,
'George MacDonald, Jack W'nger,
Nelson Kahler, Bob Souther, Billy
Stallworth, and Dan Watkins.
Falls County is located in the
slightly rolling country of Central
Texas, partly on blackland prairies
and partly in the po£t oak belt. It
is cut almost in half by. the Brazos
River, and consequently has num-
erous streams running through it.
The falls on the river gave the
county its name. There are many
popular swimming and fishing
spots on the river,
The soils in Falls County are
black waxy, loam, and sandy.
Among the trees you will find
there are the cottonwood, post oak,
live oak, pecan, elm, hickory, and
the mesquite. Cotton is the most
important crop with peas, corn,
watermelons, sweet potatoes, to-
matoes, beans, oats, clover, alfalfa
hap, and grain sorghums also being-
raised. Dairy cows, beef cattle,
' poultry, and horses are found
Marlin is the county seat - of
Falls County. In the 1940 census
it had 2,000 more people than Ste-
phenville. Other important towns
in the county are Rosebud, Chil-
ton, Reagan, and Lott.
Three hour final eximinations will start Friday and end Jan. 27, ac-
I cording to John E. Tompkins, registrar,
] Final examinations count one-third of the. semester grade with
two-thirds semester grade based on the average prior to the test.
Time of Class Meetings Time of Examination . .
10:00 MWF—Friday, January 20 — 8.00-11,00, a.m.
No Exams—Friday, January 20. — 1:00-4:00 p.m.
9:00 TTS—Saturday, January 21 — 8:00-11:00 a.m.
8:00 MWF—Monday, January 23 —■ 8:00-11:00 a.m.
1100 TTS—Monday, January 23 — 1:00-4:00 p.m.
10:00 TTS—Tuesday, January 24 —, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
No Exams—Tuesday, January 24 — 1:00-4:00 p.m.
11:00 MWF—Wednesday, January 25 — 8:00-11:00 a.m.
No Exams—Wednesday, January 25 — 1:00-4:00 p.m.
9:00 MWF—Thursday, January 26, — 8:00-11:00 a.ip.
1:00 MWF & TTS—Thursday, January 26 — 1:00-4:00 jTm,
8:00 TTS—Friday, January 27 — 8:00-11:00 a.m.
TSC Men Attend
Galveston Ag Meet
Two representatives from Tar-
leton went to Galveston last week-
end to attend the twenty-second,
annual meeting of the Texas Agri-
culture Workers Association.
Those attending were Dean Paul
^. jCunyus and vJ, B.. p.ayne, both
men ■- serving as members on the
Board of Directors. Dean Cunyus
is . also a member of the Executive
Committee, and Payne is Area IV
They left' Thursday morning, and
after attending the convention on
Friday and Saturday, they return-
ed late Saturday night.
At the: opening session of the
convention Friday morning, a
panel discussion was held, with
Dean Cunyus as moderator. The
theme for the panel as well as
A color movie, "Unsung Heroes,"
was shown yesterday by the en-
gineering division in room 327 of
the Science Building,.
The picture shows the steps in
the manufacture of an electric
refrigerator from beginning- to end.
It also showed members of the
quality control group—scientists,
home economists, inspectors, and
engineers — inspecting materials
destined for use in manufacture,
checking parts used in manufac-
ture, and testing- the performance
of completed refrigerators. ; ,
the convention was "The World and
the Texas Farmer."
- ^Ajxiong some of the prominent
people : taking pai^t in the panel
discussion were people who had
graveled in Japan, China, Greece,
Yugoslavia, Korea, Eciuador, Swed-
en, and Denmark. They were fa-
maliar with the conditions of agri-
culture in these various countries.
Dean Cunyus was chosen as mod-
erator, having traveled on five
continents'—Europe, Africa, Asia,
South America,'and North Amer-
ica. Although he has not studied
the agriculture of these different
places, he has visited thirty-five
countries, always having a major
interest in their agriculture.
AT MID TERM
Two students will graduate from
the Academy Division and one
from the College. Division on Jan.
28„ according to the. registrar's of-
fice. No formal graduation cere-
mony will be held.
Receiving high school 'diplomas
will be Bobby Cavazos of Kings-
ville and Johnny Willingham of
Stephenvillfe, Graduating from the
College Division with a major in
agricultural administration is H. D.
Delony of Beeville.
These students will not be re-
quired to take final examinations
in accordance with the motion ap-
proved by the Executive Committee
Jan, 5, 1949.
JUDGE ROY BEAN
Judge "Boy Bean" Black sits on his makeshift bench to try any and all offenders who violate
the law of Western Week, With him are his reliable deputies.
FUN NIGHT SET
IN REC HALL
Faculty fun night will be held
in the Rec Hall Thursday night.
A committee headed by George C.
Beakley has made arrangements
for this event.
This will, be the first opportu-
nity of many of the faculty
wives to see Tarleton's newly
decorated Rec Hall.
An entertainment committee
composed of R. L. Brantley,
chairman, Miss Barbara Rothe,
R. V. Derrick, and Miss Patty
Jean Katz has made plans for
a program. The Faculty Quar-
tet will sing two songs for the j ||
group, "Passing By" and "The
Bullfrog on the Bank." This
quartet consists of R. L. Brant-
ley, Don Morton, O. A. Grant,
and Victor Moore,
After the program the group
will play cards, dominoes, and
dance. Committee chairma n,
Beakley, asked that members of
the group who would like to play J
cards bring their own cards or
dominoes. The new tables in the
Rec Hall will be used.
Miss Pauline Hoisington and J.
A, Hart form the publicity com-
mittee. Refreshments of coffee,
sweet rolls, and doughnuts will be
The former M. i s Rebecca
Brown, an employee in the Reg-
istrar's office, beeame the bride
of H, L. Norrell at the home of
his parents, Mr. and/Mrs. J. W.
Norrell, at Newgulf on January
Attended by Mrs. Charles
Brown of Stephenville, the bride's
sister-in-law, as matron-of-honor,
and Clyde Cook of Beaumont as
best man, the couple were mar-
riedby the Rev. C. H. Phifer,
pastor of , the First Baptist
Church, at Newgulf, in a double
ring ceremony. The bride wore
a gray wool gabardine suit with
navy blue accessories and car-
ried a corsage of white carna-
tions on a Bible.
They now reside at 1021
North Clinton here in Stephen-
ville where he is employed by the
Santa Fe Railroad. Mrs. Nor-
rell plans to continue working at
her present employment.
The winners of the 1950 William
E. Dyess Scholarship awards, as
announced last' week are Eloise
Willingham* Emily Cammack, and
Eloise, a home economics major,
is a member of the Scholarship
Society, t}ie' Coronas, and the
Home 'Economics Club, a member
of the girls' fencing team, and was
the receipient ofV a T-award for
winning- first place in the district
contest for women's radio speech.
Miller, who comes from Goldth-
waite, is a, veteran of over two
years' service in the Marines. He is
married and has a daughter, and is
majoring in general agriculture.
Emily, also a home ec, major, is
from Itasca, She is. president of
the Presbyterian Westminister
Fellowship, a member of the In-
er-Church Council, and is reporter
for the Home Economics Club.
These scholarships, established
in honor of Col. William Edwin
Dyess, a Tarleton graduate and a
survivor of the "Bataan Death-
March" who was later killed in an
airplane crash, are given each
semester to deserving Tarleton
students. Three were given last
fall, at the first of the program.
Funds for the scholarships come
from interest on the foundation
established in honor of Dyess.
ART STUDENTS EXHIBIT
WORK IN M ARSTON HALL
The all-student art exhibit in Mar-
$ton Hall, ranging from abstract
design to charming wire sculpture
is displayed in both the exhibit
room and the class room. Selected
examples illustrating the students'
work in life drawing, still life,
ceramics, lettering, and design wijl
be rotated for the next two or
' During this time Mary K. Bran-
j?an, a senior in: Tarleton who is
transferring to TSCW next semes-
ter, exhibit, wp.rk._iij al?strapt
design and lettering. Her lettering
will be an illustration of some
chapter in the Bible using illumin-
Rose Marie Stasny, a senior,
will exhibit abstract design, her
ceramic jar and lid with her nick-
name "Tuesday" on it, wire sculp-
ture, and the cleverest lettering
illustration of a child's poem which
she wrote herself.
Janet Allen, another senior, will
have work in wire sculpture, cera-
mics, .and lettering illustrating
Cease For A Week
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Thursday, January 19 — Faculty
Thursday, January 19 — Aggette
Meeting, Rec Hall, 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, January 21—Basketball
game, Tarleton vs. San Angelo,
gymnasium, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 21—Silver Keys
Dance, Rec Hall, 7:00-11:00 p.m.
By DALE DRAPER
"Did you know that 'Dead We&k'
. Yes, that week of hard, labori-
ous study is here preceding the
semester exams like it has for
many past years. With it comes
the .rule that only restricted social
activities will be held.
Dead Week began Monday and
will continue through next Thurs-
During the week the boys' and
girls' dormitories have a peculiar
stillnes existing about them. The
same calmness exists in the college
recreation hall and in the cafes
adjoining the TSC campus.
Though this week is called "Dead
Week," many students have ex-
pressed their views of the matter
and many have 'agreed that the
name hould be changed from "Dead
Week" to '.'Dread Week" since it
brings the dread of having noth-
ing to do but study, write English
themes, make book reports, and
With the worry of the coming
exams the students at least have
one consolation: Dead Week comes
only twice a year.
Rhode Island Reds
Lead In Egg Test
The end of the third month of
the Tarleton Egg ■ Laying Test
showed a change in only one part
of the test, as compared with the
results of the second month's test,
W. D. Graves, director, announced
Capitol Breeding Farm of St.
Paul, Minnesota, with a pen of
Rhode Island Reds, replaced the
pen of Rhode Island Reds entered
by Kazmeir-Sherrill Hatchery of
Bryan as the leading pen to date.
The Capitol Breeding Farm's pen
also placed first for the month, a
position which it also occupied at
the end of the November test. The
leading- individual was again this
month a Single Comb White Leg-
horn entered by George M. Heberer
of San. Antonio, which had a total
score of 92.4,5 points.
The rmwers-up for individual
honors were: second, a .White Leg-
horn entered by Hanson's Pedi-
greed Leghorns, of Corvallis, Ore.,
which had a total of 92 points;
third, a Rhode Island Red from thq
high pen entered by the Capitol
Breeding Farm, with 91.15 points;
fourth, a second White Leghorn
entered by. George M. Heberer,
with 89.80 points.
The second, third, and fourth
high pens were entered respec-
tively by Capitol Breeding Farm,
of St. Paul, Minnesota, owner of
the high pen also; Williams Poul-
try Breeding Farm, of Denison, and
George M, Heberer, of San An-
The high pen for the entire test,
the Rhode Island Reds . of the-
Capitol Breeding Farm, amassed
a total of 997 'eggs and 1019 points.
The nearest competitor was enter-
ed by Williams Poultry Breeding-
Farm, and has 947 eggs and
1001.50 points. Third was the pen
of Incrossbreds entered by the Kaz-
mier-Sherrill Hatchery, of Bryan,
with a total score of 977.10' points.
The point system on which the
tests are praded is based, on the
number, sine, shape, texture, and
condition of the eggs produced by
the individuals and the pens, made
up of 13 hens of the same breed
entered by one firm.
Eleven Tarleton faculty mem-
bers were named on standing
committees for 1950 of the Ste-
phenville Chamber of Commerce.
The faculty members and their
committee assignments include
President ' E. J. Howell—-Fi-
nance; L. G, Rich, Doyle Graves,
and W. W, Reed—Agriculture;
Doyle Graves; Miss Dollie Marie
Glover, and - Miss Laura Fell-
man—Convention; R. G. Fanning
■—Membership; Paul Cunyus and
Miss Mary Hope Westbrook—
Publicity and t Public Relations;
Dean Emeritus j. Thomas Davis
—Highway; and H. C. Doremus
modern verse. Joe Bounds may al-
so exhibit an illustrated modern
verse, while his fellow senior, Le
Roy Watkins, shows his wood carv-
ing and a ceramic red elephant.
The juniors and academy stu-
dents are exhibiting primarily
still life in charcoal and an all-
over fabric design in charcoal and
iolor, Virginia Knight, who is
also transferring to TSCW next
semester, . and Patsy Barber are
juniors exhibiting their still life
charcoals in particular. _ .
Musical symbols will i^dorn the
fabric design of Mary Kinnard,
an academy student. Dick Turner,
also in the academy, will display
his.'pencil drawings, some of which
are of spots on the campus.
Besides hey other work Freida
Cornelieus, a junior, will exhibit a
humorous \vire sculpture of a little
"cowpoke." Bobby Marsh, another
junior, is designing a fabric to be
used in baseball shirts.
ON HOW TO ACT
TO BE OFFERED
The schedule for the second
semester lists a course in home
relationships, H.E. 107, that' proved
to be a popular course with both
men and women lust spring'.
Some of the topics discussed
were conversation, introductions,
invitations, and etiquette at the
table, on dates, in the rec hall, in
the dining hall, in the gymnasium,
and on the campus.
Coming up for heated discussion
were such questions as selection
of friends and a life partner, per-
sonal relationships and marriage
Jaws, responsibilities of parent-
hood, and family finance.
Clothing, food, and shelter also
received • the attention of the
"H.E. 107 is a course that all
Tarletonites will want to investi-
gate," says Miss lVIattie Walker,
head of the home economics de-
Is Old Medium
For Art Work
By DALE DRAPER
After seeing the freshly poured
concrete immediately southeast1 of
the dining ;hall, many TSC stu-
dents were inspired to leave marks
and initials to let future students
know that they once attended Tar-
Such initials E.A.B., D.S.T.,
and G.D.G. along with many others
were clearly left in the concrete.
Many marks, foot prints, and fig-
ures were imbedded in the wet
Workmen have been improving
the driveway from the southeast
gate recently. The purpose of this
improvement was to increase the
width of the street in order to
make driving at this point easier.
"Fite Nite" has been set for
March 7-8. Sign up and start
IN NEW BOOK
The 1949 edition of the anthol-
ogy of American college poetry,
America Sings, is now available in
the library, a recent faculty News-
letter announced. The book con-
tains poems by three Tarleton stu-
dents—Mart Myers, R, B. McClurt1-,
and John F. Clayton.
The official publication of the
National Poetry Association, the
anthology is. compiled annually,
presenting- works of leading colle-
McClure, who is an architecture
major from Hic'o and a veteran,
submitted a poem called "My Little
Clayton, a mechanical engineer
from Comanche, entered a poem
entitled "The Wind."
Mart Myers is a social science
major from Llano and entered the
poem he named "Winging Hours."
Each year one or more Tarleton
students are repvesented in the
anthology, Miss Lola Rivers
Thompson, librarian, said.
Dining Hall Empl oyees
Give Benefit Comedy
Employees of the Tarleton din-
ing hall presented a three-act
comedy entitled "Damsels in Dis-
tress" in the main auditorium Fri-
day night. All proceeds from this
play were donated to the March
of Dimes fund for the prevention
and cure of polio.
. Seven student, employees and j
five regular employees of the din-
ing hall' generously' donated . their
time antf effort to make this play
a success in order to contribute
to the' March of Dimes fund.
Mrs. iyiary flicks -directed, this
hilarious - comedy.- which drew end-
less ,bursts of applause and laugh-
ter from the audience.
Bobbie Huston and Billie Hus- j The part ol Natasha Ferder-
ton turned in fine performances jovna, a beautiful young Russian
as Pamela Royle and Gerry Ware,
two young girls sent to college by
Mrs.-Gladys Lee played the part
of the fussy landlady, Mrs. Guppy,
with much skill.
John Morton' kept the audience
amused with his antics as a young'
"glamour" boy-who stumbles into
the girls' apartment by accident.
Allege McNabb and Kenneth
Johnson skillfully played the part
of , Mr. and Mrs.. Meeks, tenants,
in the same apartment house with
the two girls.
girl, was excellently played by Rita
Bill Bradley turned in a fine
performance as Shelby Parsons, a
young medical student, living in
the rooming house where the two
young- college girls stay.
Aunt Eustacia Carstairs and
Uncle Braymer, the relatives who
are sending the g'i'ls to school,
are well portrayed by Mrs, O. A.
Kimbell and Pat Hall.
David Smith and B. Bentley Jr.,
pastry cooks in the dining hall
turned in fine performances as
Mike and Bill, two delivery boysj
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