The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 17, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 24, 1950 Page: 1 of 4
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To Start Monday
J -T AC
To Be Given Here
TARLETON STATE COLLEGE, STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 24,1950
SWEEP AWAY YOUR BLUES
For Students In Gymnasium
Members of the Tarleton building maintenance staff are, from left to right: A. J. Brown,
Frey Hall and Yearwood Hall; R. N. Fidler, the Home Economics Building; Munroe Wells,
maintenance supervisor; O. W. Stanford, the Auditorium; E. P. Purvis, the Rec. Hell and
Library; G. D. James, Davis Hall, and R. A. Clark, the Administration Building. Not pic-
is K. M. Hickman, who maintains the ScienceBuilding.
j By ROBERT KENNY
j Nervous Tarleton professors
(crossed their fingers, sighed re-
| signedly, and prepared for the
'worst when the truth was reveal-
ed, for last week it was discovered
that teachers don't like to give
Even though they almost unani-
mously agreed that exams are
necessary, many confessed that
they did not enjoy giving finals
because of two main reasons. Most
of them did not relish the prospect
of so much additional work, and a
few actually expressed sympathy
for the plight of the poor student,
who is currently spending his
nights with his books.
Nevertheless, teachers refused to
i concede that exams could be abol-
ished, saying adamantly that they
are the most valuable part of the
eitre course to the teacher, for
Presentation of "Julius Caesar
in the Tarleton auditorium Feb,
11 will mark' the second appearance
here of the Margaret Webster
Last year, this company present-
ed "Hamlet''(to a jam-packed audi-
torium that includede numerous
Shakespeare lovers from as far
away as Brownwood and Waco.
In making a coast-to-coast tour
! last year, the Margaret Webster
H a r v ey's
By HARVEY SUMMERS-'
Lacking better material, we will
devote this' column to the'problem
of voting. 'It is a timely subject
. in that poll tax payments are due
before February 1. What does that
have to do with you?
This is termed.as an off-year in
politics because only state officials
will be elected. Therefore, there
will be a great drop in payment of
poll taxes in Texas—and you can
not vote without paying poll tax.
There are enough eligible voters in
Texas who do not vote to turn the
tide of any state election.
This is a nation that supposedly
represents the masses, but it can
not do' so if the masse, do not care
enough about it to turn out and
vote. You can not expres your dis-
like for a measure or a candidate
by staying away from the polls.
There is a minority of the Tar-
leton students that are onld enough
to vote, bu the majority of the
students will have to wait a few
years. But there is something that
we can all do, and that is see that
our parents pay their poll tax so
that they can vote.
Some people think that the poll
tax is unfair, and perhaps- it is.
But if there had been enough that
felt that way in Texas who paid
their poll tax and voted, there
would be no more poll tax in Tex-
as.- As it stands, the poll tax is
With nothing"happening on the
campus but tests, this and the
next J-Tac will not contain as much
news, as it lias at other times. Any
contributions will be appreciated.
group, gave 175 performances
As to the plays themselves, Mar-
garet Webster's direction is to.
Shakespeare what the troubadour
was to the ballad. Through her.
The mechanical ■ arts course,
which has been offered at TSC
for twenty-six years, is enjoying
a rising popularity. This uprise in
popularity is due to the important,
extensive training students are re-
E. A. Blanehard, professor of
mechanical arts, states that many
students, who are taking the me-
chanical arts course, plan to enter
various fields. Some of these open
fields are teching, agriculture, and
shop work, ,
. Among the thirty-seven students
taking mechanical arts, thirteen
are agriculture majors. These stu-
dents receive additional training
in forging, tempering and heat
treating. These studies will be a
valuable asset to the future farm-
/ All students taking this course
are taught machine work and spray
painting. This course also includes
automotive and tractor mainten-
ance with electric and acetylene
The mechanical arts department
has very modern tune-up equip-
ment. This department has also
five automobile chassis that adds
to the interest of students taking
Val Sponjberg, left, was recently elected All-Tarleton Girl,
while Don Mitchell was being elected All-Tarleton Boy. Val
is a home economics major from Austin, and Don is an
electrical engineering major from Iredell. Both are seniors.
the drama and poetry of the bard
have come alive for this genera-
• In the three .centuries .since
Shakespeare composed his immor-
tal works, no one has ever so con-
sistently and vibrantly presented
these classics, infused them with
fire, and afforded them such wide-
spread ~ contemporaneous ' accept-
John Mason Brown, famous critic
and lecturer, put his stamp of ap-
proval on TVIiSs "Webster's?''activi-
ties when he wrote in the New
"Too much cannot be said in
praise of her, direction! It is at
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WILL BE HELD
Religious Emphasis Week on the
Tarleton campus begins February
13 and lasts through February 17,
The Stu.dent Council and the stu-
dents of the inner-denominational
student committee will work to-
gether in developing the plans for
this week and carryihg them out.
Last year was the. first time
that Religious Emphasis Week was
held at Tarletom Students were' in
full charge of the. program and of-
fered prayers, led the singing,
made announcements, and did all
other jobs including introducing
Local Guard Unit
To Be Inspected
Twenty-four. college students
and two faculty members of Tar-
leton will undergo federal inspec-
tion with Company D, local Na-
tional Guard unit, on Thursday
night, March 16, at the local
This inspection, held every year,
will be similar tp the one that will
be given Tarleton's Cadet Corps
sometime in May. The purpose of
it is to determine, the care and
cleaning given the company's
equipment, and to determine the
extent of training that has been
given the personnel. The different
classes will also be inspected for
interest and the way in which the
instructor teaches the class.
The inspection team will inspect
the equipment and supplies of the
company during the day, and the
men will receive individual inspec-
tions that night. The company re-
ceived one of the highest ratings
of any National Guard units in
the state last year.
The company is the largest unit
in its battalion, and the second
largest unit in the whole 142nd
Infantry of the Texas National
Guard. It is composed of 72 en-
listed men and four officers. The
strength of the unit was added to
considerable, during the recent en-
listment campaign wtaen over 20
new men became members of the
Equipment of the company in-
cludes M-l rifles, carbines, .46-
caliber pistols, mortars, machine
guns, a movie screen and projector,
rifle range, numerous training
charts and books, three jeeps, three
trucks, and five trailers.
Officers of Company D include
J. Louis Evans, local businessman,
company commander; Willie Zapa-
lac, Tarleton football coach, first
lieutenant; Willie Davis, former
Tarleton student, second lieutenant,
and Rogers, a Tarleton student,
then he can see how much he has
pounded into the hapless students'
This was the general view of tall
the faculty rhembers interviewed,
though .many expressed their own
i Miss Lula C. Gough, biology de-
partment: Especially at mid-term,
exams are very necessary. They
make the students review and or-
ganize their work for the second
term. It's the review, and not the
exam, that helps the student.
Dr. G. E. Waggener, education
department: Exams are probably
the best way to see the student's
grasp of the whole course. There
might be some question, however,
ijs to whether the final should
count as much as one-third of the
- Several faculty members express-
ed a wish that the exams could be
shortened, but never eliminated.
Miss Mary Hope; Westbrook,
English department: I definitely
approve of examinations, because
they almost invariably raise a stu?
dent's grade if he is a real stu-
dent, and they give him an over-
all view of the course, but I think
we take just two days too long
T. V. Crounse, history depart-
ment: We consume altogether too
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FILM ON RUST
"Must It Rust," a film depicting
zinc coating, will be shown by the
engineering department Monday
afternoon, January 30. The film
is professionally produced with
striking photography and outstand-
ing RCA sound.
This is the first and only such
visual aid :used to - acquaint its
audiences of what the acknowl-
edged foremost iron and steel pro-
tective coating is, and the film
actually shows the art of a large
galvanizing process in action.
"Must It Rust," with a showing
time of 25 minutes, shows the steel
base metal actually rusting" as
viewed through a microscope The
"cleaning" of the base metal by the
pickling process is shown and ex-
plained as in the "galvanizing" of
Uses and applications of gal.
vanizing as a form of rust-proof-
ing in the following industries are
shown: electrical power transmis-
sion equipment and substations,
railway freight service and railroad
structural steel and associated
products, fencing', playgrounds
equipment, observation and look-
out* towers, marine service, steel
shipping containers, and plumbing
and heating piping.
This film is primarily educa-
tional vvith an entertaining them,
which makes it ideal for all types
Students Rate Faculty
Students rated Tarleton faculty
members at their 9 a.m. classes
Each student filled out a rating
sheet on every teacher under whom
he has a class. Teachers were
checked on 12 points with each
point having three subdivisions in-
dicating a high, medium, or low
rating, ■ , • '
The points arid their subdivisions
1. - Preparation for class meet-
ings: a. Class meetings carefully
planned and conducted; b. Usually
some preparation,.sometimes seems
inadequate; c. Little or no prepara-
2. Class and lab work arranged
to cover subject: a. Logical se-
quence-complete, lab co-ordinated
with theory; b. Seems disconnect-
ed at times and incomplete; c.
Clearly disorganized, shows poor
3. Assignments and instructions:
a. Subject clearly outlined at start
of course and assignments made
clear, and well in advance; b. Some
doubt as to what is to be required
and standards to be met; c. Con-
fusing instructions, hazy assign-
ments, sudden requirements.
4. Presentation of subject mat-
ter: a. Clear, definite and force-
ful; b. Sometimes mechanical and
monoyonous; c. Indefinite, involved
5. Ability to interest students:
a. Interest usually runs high; b.
Students seem only mildly inter-
ested; c. Majority inattentive most
6. Scholarship: a. Knowledge of
subject broad and accurate; b.
Knowledge apparently deficient at
times; c. Knowledge very plainly
7.' Stimulates critical and inde-
pendent thinking: a. Work demands
much sound and original thinking;
b. Thinking and memorization
about equally required; c. Think-
8. Tolerance and liberality: a.
Welcomes differences of opinion;
b. Sometimes impatient when stu-
dents oppose his views; c. Easily
aroused to temper by opposition,
9. Attitude toward students: a.
Courteous, approachable, good-will
prevails; b. Generally indifferent,
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A man really interested in agri-
culture was elected to the post
of secretary of the Texas Agri-
cultural Workers Association
when Dean Paul Cunyus was
named to that position at a con-
vention in Galveston*
Dean Paul A. Cunyus of Tarleton
was elected secretary of the Texas
Agricultural Workers Association
ending a two-day convention at
Galveston. He has served on the
board of directors and as an execu-
tive member of that board for the
past two years.
Organized in 1920, the associa-
tion is made up of people who are
interested in (agriculture and in-
cludes professional agricultural
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The "Wesley Hut," the new
building housing the Methodist
student center, is now open to fall.
The first evening watch service
was given in the new building was
on January 16.
Built with donations of which
one-third were obtained through
the efforts of the Methodist stu-
dents on the campus, the building
consist of a large game room and
a kitchen, which will be furnished
later. In the game room are kept
the provisions for playing table
tennis, badminton, croquet, volley-
ball, and, table games.
A piano, bought by the students
this year, is the center of the
worship and song services to be
held in this room.
The first program held in the
new building, was prepared by Lois
Jordan who gave a devotional using
the scripture "Give and unto you
it shall be given." Bernard Neu-
man sang "Evening Prayer," and
Gordon Smith led the hymns with
Lyndithe Leifeste as pianist.
The hut was not completely
finished, as there are still a few
things left to do, but the piano
and chairs are in, and so are the
Fite Nite has been set for
March 7 and 8, All students
wishing to enter should contact
Coach Flory at the gym and be-
gin their training. All entries
must have at least three weeks
twining to enter,
MONDAY, JAN. 30
Registration for the spring sem-
ester will be held, Jan. SO in the
gymnasium, according to Registrar
J. E. Tompkins. Payment of fees
for the' second semester may be
made at the Fiscal Office any time
prior to registration day.
Students whose last names begin
with the following letters will be
placed in proper sections and will
be Approved for courses during the
following hours: ,
Monday, January, 30
A-C 7:30-9:00 a.m.
D-G - 9:00-10:30 a.m.
H-K 10:30-12:00 a.m.
L-N 12:00-1:30 p.m.
O-S 1:30-3:00 p.m.
T-Z 3:00-4:00 p.m.
From 4 to 5 p.m. students who
failed'to register at their regular-
ly scheduled time may enroll. Each
student will be given a number
upon entering the gymnasium
which will signify the Older of
New students must have an ac-
ceptance card. If one was not re-
ceived previously by mail, this
may be secured from the Regis-
All students must pay fees be-
fore registration, retaining- the
blue receipt and presenting it with
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Dean Emeritus J. Thomas Davis
spoke to the Erath County Teach-
ers Association meeting held Tues-
day in Dublin.
Dean Davis spoke on the subject,
"How to Improve Teaching in
Erath County," and stressed the
fact that not all the best students
came from the larger schools but
that many came from the smaller
He stated in his speech that the
size of the school is not the con-
tributing factor in the process of
education. He remarked that the
teacher was the decisive factor.
Dean Davis, quoting the old say-
ing, said "Mark Hopkins on one
end of a log and a student on the
other end would make a good
TO LEAD PARADE
Barbara Bruc'e, Tarleton's FFA
swetheart,. will lead the proces-
sional at the Southewest "Exposi-
tion and Fat Stock Show Jan 28.
The 17-year-old agriculture major
will ride her o\Vn horse, Hobonita.
Barbara, who was also named
Rodeo Queen at Tarleton this year
was riding alone when she was
should stress that after the drudg- j yeal'S °f a£'e an(l has owned
1 - • ■ - riding horses ever since. She par-
ticipated in rodeos until this year
when her college work interfered
with this practice.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
C. D. Bruce, Santa Anna, fehe works
out several young registered Quar-
ter horses during vacation periods.
She also breeds registered Brah-
In addition to her honors at
Tarleton, she was elected Coleman
County's Farm Bureau Queen tills
Her hobbies include extempo-
raneous speech and piijno.
He stated that the teacher
should .deevlop the students' minds
so that they will want to learn.
He also said that the teacher
ery 6f school work there is a fu
ture of fortune for the educated.
Dean Davis explained that know-
ing how'to read and work mathe-
matics were the elements needed
for a higher education. He also
stated that though good equipment
is not required^ it is an inspira-
tion to student^
Concluding his speech, Dean
Davis repeated, "It is ,riot the build-
ing or the, size of the school but
the teacher that is the most impor-
tant factor in the 'student's educa-
Home Economics girls study in the reading room on the third floor of the Home Economics
building at Tarleton.-Clockwise around the table are Vera Lee Davis, Hico; Louise Biggs,
Comanche; Pat Anderson, Richardson; Ramon a Sims, Lipanj Dorene Moore, Sidney, and
Frances HoIIoway, Spur; Jimmie Rita Siihpson of Goklthwaite is seated in the chair with
Mozelle McWilliams of Menard and Jimmie Dee Sturdevant of Stephenville on the divan.
, Photo by ••BAX1'
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