The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 18, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 31, 1950 Page: 1 of 4
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TARLETQN STATE COLLEGE, STEPHENVILLE,. TEXAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1950
The two conspirators Brutus (David Lewis) and Cassius
(John Straub) quarreling in "Julius Caesar" the Margaret
Webster Shakespeare Company production which will be
played at Tarleton, on February 11. The Margaret Webster
Shakespeare Company which is touring the United States,
has won unanimous plaudits from critics and public wher-
ever it has played and has been pronounced to be "the most
exciting troupers of Shakespear's great plays in more than
Louisa Horton Has
Louisa Horton, though a widely
experienced young actress, has her
, first opportunity to protray the
.. great roles of the Bard. Born in
Peking, China, where her father
was serving- as a colonel with the
, U. S. Marine Corps,,, young Bliss
her life accompanying her parents
to Marine and Naval bases from
the Far Bast to Haiti.
When Colonel Horton was or-
' dered to headquarters, Washing-
ton; the family returned to • their
home in Chevy Chase, Maryland,
where Louisa attended Woodrow
Wilson High School, and later,
Holton Arms Preparatory School.
At 14, she saw Eva LeCallienne in
"L'Aiglon" and was so deeply im-
pressed that she definitely decided
to become an actress.
She even recalls that her place
in the theatre was Row,P—Seat
20. Upon high school graduation
she was enrolled at Bryn Mawr
wh'6fe, during the next two years,
she, appeared in numerous produc-
tions. ■ During summer vacations
Let us not forget the senior
class meeting tomorrow night. Jack
Serpas, president of the senior
class, says that the meeting is
going to be. important. Come on
and give the guy a break. He is
not going to do much good if no
one comes to the class meeting's.
We were reading in a magazine
the other day. about the goal of
every liberal arts college. That
goal is to turn out, a well-rounded
man. By that they mean not just
good in mathematics or chemistry,
but that their graduate should
pretty well know what is going
on around in this world in all
kinds of subjects.
That is one reason for bringing
the Shakespeare players here.
True, .some of the ' students have
already become acquainted with
Shakespeare on the stage, but the
majority of students have nevei'
. seen, one of his drama's enacted by
top-flifeht actors, If you are one of
that gi'fmp, go to the play. If you
like it,. you will always be thank-
ful.'If you "dp not like it, be sure
that there is! a reason other than
the prejudice* you had before you
. went to see the drama, and* to our
way of thinking, you are just as
well off. . . •
What we mean is this.: That
you must learn to reason why you
like it or why you do not like it,
or the drama will do little good
for you. Do not be afraid to say
(that you liked Shakespeare; for
more people have liked him better
than any other writer in the world,
or he would not still have his. plays
she ushered, worked in the box of-
fice and eventually was cast in bit
parts at the Olney Summer The-
She left college to receive more
specialized instruction at the Amer-
ican Academy Of Dramatic Arts.
Su-niFfjer-? theatre"- work-Lake.
George and further study with
Behno Schneider and Jasper Deeter
preceded her Broadway debut in
Elia Kazans production, "It''-; Up
to You." Next, she understudied
Martha Scott in Rose Franken's
comedy, "Soldier's Wife" and when
Miss Scott fell ill, she took .over
the leading role for a brief time.
This. performance won her the
coveted part of Sally Middleton
in "The Voice of the Turtle," which
she played to great acclaim in Chi-
cago, Boston, New York, and, for
fifteen months, on a nation-wide
Most recently Broadway audi-
ences have seen her in "The Hap-
piest Years" with Peggy Wood.
Hollywood engaged Miss Horton
for the movie version of the Broad-
way hit "All My Sons" in which
her sensitive And beautiful, por-
trayal won, warm praise from the
nation's critics. Though Miss Hor-
ton is much in demand on Broad-
way and ill Hollywood, she ac-
counts her present touring assign-
ment one of the most valuable ex-
periences of her life.
ius Caesar" the Margaret Web-
ster Shaltespeare Company pro-
duction Which will be played at
Tarleton, .February 11,
A senior class meeting will be
■held tomorrow night in the little
auditorium. This is important.
Dean Emeritus J. Thomas Davjs
■recently attended a family reunion
held in Houston honoring his step-
mother on her eighty-fourth birth-
The reunion, held in the recently
constructed home of Mrs; J, D.
Mulloy, a, sister to Dean Davis and
a graduate of TSC, was attended
by all of the ten living children.
There were also' thirty-seven
grandchildren'' and in-laWs attend-
ing the meeting.
Regarding the reunion, Dean
Davis said, "Since we all had not
been together at the same time in
many years, there was a consider-
able amount of talking, joking and
laughing, and there was plenty of
Mrs. J. T. Davis accompanied her
husband to Houston.
FAMOUS SHAKESPEAREAN CAST TO
MAKE SECOND LOCAL APPEARANCE
The Cadet Officers Club offi-
cially organized at their meeting
January 11. The adoption of a
constitution was the chief busi-
ness attended - to. 1
Officers elected to serve for
the remainder of the school year
were Cadet Colonel Prosper Wal-
ker, president; and Cadet Major
Victor Moore, secretary-treasurer.
After the officers had been
elected, plans for the military
ball to be held March 11, were
made. The military ball will be
formal, and it will be sponsored
by the entire cadet corps, with
each cadet assisting in some way.
Initial appointments to the var-
ious committees were made at this
The officers club is for all
cadet officers in the Tarleton ca-
det corps. The purpose of this
organization is to promote fellow-
ship among the cadet officers,
and to serve as an organization
to further programs of military
Setting out on its second coast-
to-coast tour on Oct. 10, the Mar-
garet Webster Shakespeare Com-
pany will roll onto the Tarleton
campus on Feb. 11 for a perform-
ance of Julius Caesar in the Col-
lege auditorium. Portraying fea-
tured roles in the forthcoming pro-
duction will be Loiusa Horton,
Kendall Clark and David Lewis, all
accomplished Broadway perform-
"The Taming of the Shrew" and
"Julius Caesar"'' were chosen by
popular . demand of schools and
By FRONT PAGE PERIL
Everything from kids to cars
will be financed by veterans in-
surance dividend checks which
Tarleton veterans will start re-
ceiving soon. Nearly three billion
dollars will be spent on the G.I.
^insurance, rebates this year.
Each veteran will receive some-
where in the neighborhood of $150',
depending on the amount of time
spent in the service. The 100 Tar-
leton veterans should receive about
$15,000 all told. In one sum, that's
a lot of moola.
Most of the veterans plan on put-
ting the greater part of the money
in the bank for a rainy day. Sev-
eral expect to receive their checks
just in time to greet the stork.
Many other articles, such as auto-
mobiles, clothing, school supplies,
Tarleton's ROTC unit was given
a superior rating by the inspecting
'OffiefeW who "inspected the corp^f'
just prior to the Christmas'holi-
days. This is the highest rating
given the corps in recent years.
Points on which the rating was
based include the general appear-
ance of the cadet corps, classroom
facilities, training aids, courtesy,
military supplies, firing range,
availability of drill areas, the gen-
eral efficiency' of the staff and ad-
ministration, and the cooperation
of the school officials with the
military department. Tarleton was
given a superior rating in ea"ch of
The inspection team made spe-
cial commendation of the attitude
of the cadets and the overall im-
pi dVerment' in'- drill ■ aiid '-lesiderfsKiJ"
displayed by members of the corps.
The campus military courtesy was
also considered outstanding.
/The inspection team was headed
by Colonel Sam S. Devall, staff
officer of the Texas Military Dis-
trict, whose headquarters is in
Austin. The colonel was accom-
panied by Captaip Julius Paull of
the same headguarters.
Colonel Morrison, PMS&T, was
very pleased with the report and
desires to commend each member
of the corps for his effort that
made such a rating possible for the
Tarleton ROTC unit.
TSC Rifle Team
and household luxuries will also
■ Three veterans, F. J. Wood, Tom
Tolsin; and Pat Baker, are expect-
ing a visit from the stork soon. No
more need be said concerning their
Matrimony figures in the plans
of Bill Bradley. He will deposit
his money in the bank in what he
terms his "marriage fund."
Better food and clothing is the
objective of Jim Yardley and D.
C. Turnbow. They plan to eat
steaks for a month,
When asked what he was going
to use his check for, Louis Solo-
mon politely, told this inquiring re-
porter that he did not care to
make a statement. Sometime sec-
recy is the best policy.
Ceril Stephens and Donald Ator
have their money already spent.
In other words they plan to, pay
their debts and get above water
Entertainment and luxury ar-
ticles will consume most of the
checks received by "Little" John
McCoy and George Gray.
W. B. McPhearson plans to pur-
chase an automobile using the in7
su ranee rebate for a down pay-
ment. He plans to ride in style for
Alvis Kee is: going to. spfend ;most
"of his check'to'buy more "and better
school equipment. Some is going
to be saved until the summer term
Bill Johnson has a very definite
use for his money. The tires on his
Studebaker convertible are ■ worn
to the inner'tube so he thinks the
best possible use for his money
would be a set of new tires.
Lt. Col. Burton Morrison and
Major George Ganer are going to
place their insurance rebates in
a safe place—the bank.
Leroy Watkins had not decided
what he would spend his money
for. He was. sure that his wife
could find somewhere to spend it
if he didn't.
colleges throughout the nation. The
company, which last season set a
milestone in theatrical road his-
tory, covering 40,000 miles, will
again appear in 34 states, present-
ing some 300 performances. At the
conclusion of their initial tour,
Edwin Schloss reported in the
"Philadelphia Inquirer": "Miss
Webster is one of the,most distin-
guished Shakespearian directors of
our time. In her current enterprise
she is serving the Bard in a new
and immensely interesting ap-
proach. The performances have
movement, cohesion, vitality and
persuasive Shakespearian stature."
Return engagements this year
had to be limited to 70 per cent
in accordance with Miss Webster's
desire to reach new audiences. A
bus and specially constructed trail-
er-truck, loaded to the roof with
scenery, fostumes and other para-
phernalia, transports the 21 actors
and five technicians who compose
Lewis To Play
Brutus In Drama
An ardent amateur magician, ho
entertains the company during off-
duty hours with his vast repertoire
of magic tricky. His favorite hob-
by, however, is portait painting and
sketching, which he finds invalu-
able to his work in the theatre.
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Wednesday, Feb. 1-—Senior Class
Meeting,' Little Auditorium 7.
Thursday, Feb. 2 — Aggcttes
Meeting, Rec Hall, 6:45.'
Saturday, Feb.. 4—Tarleton and
Schreiner Basketball Game,
Saturday, Feb. 4—House Council
Formal Party, Girls' ,Dorm.
David Lewis, who protrays Bru-
tus in "Julius Caesar" and was
highly acclaimed for his fine por-
trayal of Horatio and Macduff last
season, is a native of Pittsburgh,
Pa., and started on the road to
stage Success as a prop boy for the
Erie Civic Theatre Association. J
He remained with this organ- |
ization for nine years, receiving J p<fj|jy p p| Bk O.PCO
training in all departments of the j Ijl
theatre, appearing in some two j " a w s ® **** ■" **
hundred and fifty plays, and upon |
the death of its founder, succeed- j
ing. to t,he directorship. ijis assort-
ciation with the playhouse was j
terminated by the recent war when
he; tyecame a member of the Army j
A further examination of Mr.
\ . ' ■ 1
Lewis' background in the theatre
discloses a' year with the Glen
Wells players along the Chautaqua
circuit and seven full seasons of
summer theatre, work in major
Eastern stock companies.
Introduced to Broadway audi-
ences in the revival of "Goodbye
Again," he has' since appeared in (homes. There is only one scheduled
"Take,, It as It ■Comes," "The j holiday during this semester, the
Streets Are Guarded,". "Little Wo- i Easter recess, which runs April
men," and' the Margaret Webster f 7-10.
production of "Othello." Between j According- to the college cata-
engagements. Mr. Lewis spent two j logue, "Dead Week" will run May
years as an instructor at the Abbe 122-27, with final examinations be-
Spring semester classes got un-
der way at 8 o'clock this morning
following yesterday's registration
in the gymnasium.
Registration will continue until
Feb. 14, which is the final day
of registration for college credit.
All registrants from now on are
required to pay a $2 late registra-
Most students took advantage of
the long week-end which followed
examination week to visit their
Theatre School and also found
time for, numerous radio appear-
ing held May 29-June 3. Com-
mencement' exercises are set for
Tarleton's rifle team completed
firing the Fourth Army inter-
collegiate match last week. This
match, composed of four stages,
was participated in by all ROTC
units in the Fourth Army area.
The team as a whole made 227
more points in the match this year
than they clid in the same match
last year. The score this year was
7,165 out of a possible 8,000. Last
years score was 6,938 out of 8,000.
The results of Tarleton's standing
FFA Livestock Judging Team
Participates At Fort Worth
The Tarleton FFA ■ Livestock
Judging Team participated, yester-
day in the-Junior College Judging
Contests at the Southwestern Ex-
position and Fat Stock Show in
The team, composed of Gwen
Rawson, Tommy Dunagan, Norvis
Land, Spencer Spruill and Gene
O'Neal, was chosen in December
and has been working out at the
college livestock farm since then.
The team went also to A&M and
to the Comanche County Livestock
Show recently for practice judging.
■ The contest' yesterday, for agri-
cultural-mechanical and teachers
colleges, was entered by nine col-
leges in Texas and Oklahoma, in-
cluding " Arlington State, Sul Rops,
Sam Houston, and Murray State,
and was the largest in the history
of the show. , '
. It was divided into eight classes,
two of swine, two of sheep, two of
beef cattle and' two of dairy cattle,
all of which are judged by the1
contestants, who give reasons on
The members of the Tarleton
team were chosen in a series of
elimination contests during the
first nine weeks, culminated by the
final selection contest in mid-
December. They have participated
in weekly ' workouts throughout
January) and according to H. L.
Self, sponsor and instructor of the
team, were in excellent shape for
Norvis Land, one member of the
team, is from Richland Springs.
Hie is reporter of §he Tai'leton FFA
chapter, and vice-president of the
Texas FFA Association, and is a
general agriculture major".
Gene O'Neal, of Granbury, is a
junior general agriculture major
who was ..president of two high,
school FFA chapters and partici-
pated in livestock judging teams
Gwen Rawson, a general ag ma-
jor from New London, was a
member of livestock judging teams
in high school and was a mqrhber
of the team which won. the area
livestock contests last year.
Spencer Spruill, who comes from
Comanche, is a pre-vet major. He
was winner of the recent Comanche
Junior Livestock Show and has en-
tered "beef calves in the Fort Worth
Tommy Dunagan, a junior gen-
eral ag major from Denver City,
was a member of both dairy and
livestock judging teams in high
TJie Tarleton team which enter-
ed the contest last year won third
place in the team judging and had
the second and fifth high indivi-
dual and ranked first * in 'swine
judging. The team the previous
year won fourth place,
in this match will not be kpown
until a later date..
High men for the entire match
were Prosper Walker, John McCoy,
Edward Jenkins, Kenneth Vance,
and Roger Hewlett. The high man
for each stage will be announced
later. Positions fired in during this
match were the prone, sitting,
standing, and kneeling positions.
Cadets receiving cash awards for
firing perfect scores 'during this
match at the last retreat parade
werp Reece Coppenger, four dol-
lars; Prosper Walker, two dollars;
Edward Jenkins, two dollars, and
John McCoy, two dollars. These
awards are made by Colonel Mor-
rison and Master Sergeant Harvie
Jordon of the military department
for the purpose of promoting in-
terest and as a reward for good
shooting. An award of this kind is
made to any man firing a perfect
score in any position during any
The "90" Club met Tuesday night
to elect new officers for the spring
semester. The officers are as fol-
lows: President, Mrs. Henri Etta
McDonough; vice-president, Mrs.
Elizabeth Lindley; secretary-treas-
urer, Mrs. Juanelle Hulse; program
chair-man, Mrs. Dorothy Curbello,
and reporter, Mrs. Joyce Gi;ay.
Two reviews were given during
the evening by Mrs. Verna, Rapljelt
and Mrs. Elizabeth Lindley,
Refreshments were served by
the club sponsor, Miss May Jones,
and were enjoyed by all,
Barbara Bruce, Tarleton FFA Sweetheart, led the procession at the Southwest Exposition
and Fat Stock Show in Fort Worth on Jan. 28, FFA day, Barbara rode her horse Hobonita, by
Hobo and out of Bonito. ;
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