The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 19, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 7, 1950 Page: 1 of 4
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TARLETON. STATE: COLLEGE,. STBPH ENVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 19.50
Tarleton Campus To Hold
Religious Emphasis Week
Students and faculty will as-
semble each morning Monday
through Friday, February 13 to
17, to help emphasize religious
atmosphere on the campus. The
assemblies will be held in the main
auditorium and will be one hour
long, from 9:30 to 10:20.
The Reverend Charles H. Cole,
superintendent of the Cleburne
District of the Methodist Church,
will speak to the groups of stu-
dents each day.
The Student Council, who assum-
ed responsibility for planning and
carrying out the program for the
assemblies, appointed Emily Cam-
mack and Victor Moore a? co-
chairmen to plan the programs for
These two students contacted one
student who represented each of
the major denominations on the
campus and secured names of the
students from those denominations
who will participate in the pro-
grams in the auditorium. These
students will have complete charge
'of the service until the Reverend
Cole's sermon. The scriptures will
be read by students, and special
music will be given by students.
The Reverendj Cole's general
theme for the morning hours will
be "The Romance of an Inquiring
Mind," He will use the following
subjects and scriptures: "Why Re-
ligion on the Campus?" 2nd Tim-
othy 2:14-26; "Why Fence Me In?"
Luke 15:11-32; "Why Be Half
Baked?" Hosea 7:1-11; "What of
Growing Power?" Mark 4:1-14;
"How to Win," Matt. 32:38-46.
'A quintet composed of Sammie
Powers, Janice Alsup, Webb Gol-
ston, Jack Featherstone and Hous-
ton Schirmer will sing. "Ave Ma-
ria," a baritone horn solo, will be
given by Vera Mae Boenig. Webb
Colston will also give a baritone
horn solo. A soprano solo will be
sung by Sammie Powers, and the
Tarleton Chorus will sing.
Following is a schedule Of classes
for this Religious Emphasis Week:
8:00 to 8:35—Class period, ,
8:45 to'9:20—Class period,
9:3,0 to 10:20—Assembly.
10 :30 to 11:05—Class period.
11:15 to,11:50—Class period.
Similar services will be held at
Stephenville Hig-h School each day.
The Reverend Cole and the Rev-
erend . W. M. Shamburger of the
Baptist Church, will speak at the
Each night during Religions Em-
phasis Week, the Reverend W. M.
Shamburger, pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Winnsboro, Tex,,
will speak at the Baptist Church at
7:30. The Reverend Shamburger
was a chaplain in the army, and
he is the son-in-law of Mrs. J. S.
Nutt of Stephenville.
Richard Eden of Sentinel, Okla.,
will lead the singing in the services
at the Baptist Church. Eden is a
student in the Southwestern Bap-
The Margaret Webster produc-
tion of Shakespeare's "Julius Cae-
sar" to be presented by the Tarle-
ton Civic Series February 11, 1950,
is a modernization of the "Bard's"
. The Webster troupe is using
modern dress in their presentation.
They are also condensing the
original five acts into two acts
with nine scene chang;es. The ac-
tion is much the same, but the
change of sequence is necessary for
faster and easier scene changes.
The following is a summary of
the action of the play in the orig-
inal five acts;
We have one suggestion to Jack
Serpas. It seems that he has been
, having trouble getting our busy
seniors to come to class meeting.
Why don't you call one for 12
o'clock midnight some night Have
the senior girls to get privileges
to come and have the restrictions on
the boys in the dorm lifted. We
know that everyone Wouldn't resist
midnight privileges, so have it
fixed where they have to attend the
class meeting if"they get out.
Seriously, though, something
should be done about the absentees
from the senior class meetings We
can' not be compelled to attend
these meetings. It is left up to
our individual initiative to do this.
Julius Caesar returns in triumph
to a rejoicing Rome after triumph-
ing- over Pompey. His triumphant
splendor and his henchmen's offer-
ing him the crown at a gala feast
cause Cassius, Casca, Cinna and
others io intrigue against him.
They plot to win the noble Bru-
tus to their side so that his purity
of character will cover their cor-
The conspirators win Brutus to
their viewpoint and they perfect
the plot. Brutus insists that Caesar
not be butchered and that Mark
Antony be left alone; Brutus avoids
telling his wife, Portia, but Liga-
rius hearing of the plot pledges his
service to Brutus.
Prophecies, of fortunes and a
nightmare, of Caesar's wife, Cal-
purnia, warn Caesar of his ap-
proaching fate,. and he decides to
stay in his h;ome.
However, one of the conspirators
reinterprets the omens to be favor-
able, and Caesar proceeds Unwit-
tingly to the Capitol surrounded
by the conspirators'.
The soothsayer warns Caesar
again of the danger of the Ides of
March and Artemidorus presents
him with a scroll revealing the
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AN OPEN LETTER
To Tarleton students and faculty:
February 13 through February 17 has been designated as Religious
Tarleton State College has always emphasized moral and spirit-
ual as well as mental and physical growth. If we are to live up to our
ideals, it is important, it seems to me, that full recognition and place
should be given to our religious life.
It is with this in mind that I urge each of you take part in the
various programs scheduled for Religious Emphasis Week.
E. J. HOWELL, President
Tarleton State College
Corps To Hold
Plans for the annual military
ball to be held March 11, were?
made at the officers and non-
commissioned officers • meeting
The ball will be held in the
dining hall and will begin at 8:00.
p.m. Various committees were se-
lected at the meeting. Each com-
mittee is headed by a cadet officer.
The ball is jointly sponsored by
each member of the cadet porps.
Invitations will be sent to veteran
students, former cadets who are
now enrolled in school, and to fac-
ulty members. Three invitations
will also be sent to each of the
fallowing schools: Southern Meth-
odist University, Texas A. & M.,
Tejcas, Baylor, Houston University,
Texas Tech, and Arlington. State
first semester this year, but; who
left at mid-term will also be in-
Girls from out of town who 'at-
tend the dance will'be allowed to
stay in the girls dormitory. Any-
one desiring to make reservations
should see Miss Willard.
Former cadets who are invited
to the ball will be allowed to wear
uniforms. These uniforms can be
obtained from the military depart-
Sul Ross, Tech
Two college' judging teams stop-
ped at the Tarleton livestock farm
last week for practice judging of
Tarleton animals while en route to
the contests at the Southwestern
Exposition and Fat Stock Show.
The team from Texas Technolog-
ical College, with Coach Stanley
Anderson and animal husbandry
Professor R. C.' Mowery, visited the
farm on Jan. 27. They participated
in the senior college contest the
next day. This team was the win-
ner of the'livestock judging contest
at the National Western Livestock
Show in Denver this year.
The following Saturday, the Sul
Ross College team, coached by A.
J. Biersehwale, practiced at the
college farm. This team competed
against the Tarleton team Monday.
ment. Any veteran or former corps
member who intends to attend this
dance is requested to register at
the military department prior to
Further plans for the dance and
the committee reports will be made
at the next meeting to be held
Registration at Tarleton State
'College for the spring- semester
had reached a total of 833 yester-
day. Of this number, 562 were
male students and 181 were wo-
There were 121 men veterans
and one woman veteran.
According to John E. Tompkins,
the total head count for both sem-
esters this year now stands at 1115,
Spring- semester registration will
continue through Feb, 14, which
is the last day "of registration for
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Tuesday, Feb. 7—Tarleton Schol-
arship Society Meeting, Rec
. Tuesday, Feb. 7—Barons Club
Meeting, Club Room, 5:30-8:00.
Tuesday, Feb. 7 — Basketball
Game, Tyler and Tarleton,
■ Wednesday, Feb. 8 — Coronas
Meeting, Girls' Dorm, 6:00-8,
Wednesday, Feb. 8—Girls House
Council Program, Girls' Dorm.
Friday, Feb. 10—AATJW Meet-
ing, Dining Hall, 6:30.
Saturday, Feb. 11 — Fencing,
Saturday, Feb, 11—Civic Series
Program, "Julius Caesar,"
Kendall Clark, a B. A. graduate
of' the University of Wisconsin,
can look back on fourteen active
■feats' trvthe theatre which began1
with a bit part in the Eva Le-
Gallienne production of "L'Aiglon"
■and was followed by the role of
Gustave in "Camille."
During the next year he started
a successful association with the
Theatre Guild, stage-managing
"End of Summer" and appearing
in "Storm Over Patsy" with Sara
Algood and "The Ghost of Yankee
Anyone can not give the excuse
that they did not know about it,
for it appeared in five places on
the front of the J-Tac last week.
This paper is the official publica-
tion, and all the notices in it are
official. If you can not stand to
read the paper, the least you can
do is scan through it to find the
Here at «Tarleton; the leaders of
tomorrow are being trained, they
say. The students here, however,
are like most of the people of Tex-
as and the United States. We are
content to leave the responsibilities
of leadership to a few souls. This
is what we are here for—to im-
prove ourselves in every way pos-
sible. We can do much morv for
ourselves and for the communities
in which we eventually settle down
if we prepare here and now.
A motion picture concerning
the Allied armies rush to Berlin
during the latter stages of World
War II was shown to the cadet
corps Thursday' evening by the
Military Department in place of
their regularly scheduled drill. The
melting ice had made the ground
rather unpleasant for drilling.
The picture began with the Am-
erican armies rush to Paris. Some
captured German film was used in
this part of the. movie.
The Battle of the. Bulge was giv-
en in detail showing the American,
British, French, and Canadian ar-
mies in action. After this final
attempt by the German forces,
the Allied armies rolled almost
without resistance to the outskirts
of Berlin where they met the' Rus-
sian army, .
The sound equipment attached
to the picture failed to work, and
so Capt. Wolfer displayed his
knowledge of the European War
by giving a play by play descrip-
tion of the silent action which took
Before the film- was shown the
cadets were seated in their com-
pany formations and the roll was
called. Some confusion was caused
by new students and schedule
This week the' Military Depart-
ment hopes the weather will per-
mit' a regular drill period. The
new cadets are to be taught march-
ing and the manual of arms and,
the old cadets are to. sharpen their
movements before Federal inspec-
tion,.which is not,far away.
Students of Texas high schools
and junior colleges are invited to
enter short stories, essays, and
poems in the creative writing con-
test sponsored annually by the
Texas State College for Women
department of English.
Judging of the' entries will come
in connection with the college's an-
nual Writer's Conference Week
held from March 27 to April 1.
The winning entries will appear in
the college magazine, the TSCW
Those students submitting the
winning entries will be invited to
read their work in the college
science auditorium on April 1.
Each student may enter one
story, one essay or several poems,
or any combination of these in
The entries received must be
post marked by March 1 and mail-
ed to Dr. Autrey Nell Wiley, direc-
tor of the TSCW English depart-
ment. Manuscripts are required to
be typewritten and double spaced.
No manuscripts will be returned.
The lecturer at the writer's con-
ference will be Robert P. Tristam,'
an outstanding poet from the state
Dean Emeritus J. Thomas Davis,
who is heading the March of Dimes
campaign in Erath county, states
that he has received an announce-
ment that the1 national campaign
has been extended to Feb. ,10.
"The campaign has been extend-
ed all over the country because
people have been lacking in infor-
mation about the real value of this
worthy cause and that its purpose
is truly to 'help, the helpless' just as
the slogan says," Dean Davis
stated. "Locally, we have had a
fine response, especially , the past
few days," he added.
Doodle" with Ethel Barrymore
and Dudley Digges. The 1938-39
season found 'Mr.-Clark protray-.
mg' leading roles for the-' Federal
Theatre until the Guild called on
him again to pinch-hit for Fran-
chot Tone in "The Fifth Column."
While playing Steve in the hit
comedy "George Washington Slept
Here," he was drafted and during
nearly five years of Infantry ser-
vice which followed, he participat-
ed in the. Normandie Invasion and
other campaigns in the E. T. O.
Upon his return to Broadway in
landed the role of Major Robinson
in "Home of the Brave,". recent
battle experiences lending grim
conviction and authenticity to his
During the last three seasons, he
played with Tallulah Bankhead
in "The Eagle Has ,Two Heads"
and stage-managed her recent
revival of "Private Lives", ap-
peared with Jane .Cowl in "The
First Mrs. Fraser", and partic-
ipated in fifteen audiences at the
Berkshire Playhouse, Stoekbridge,
Mass. He has been the leading man
at that summer theatre for four
Work is progressing on the left wing of the Science building, despite the frozen conditions
of last week. This shows the framework of the first two floors of the building. The picture
was taken from the right wing of the building. Photo by "BAX"
TSC Judging Team Wins
In Fort Worth Contest
TO BE HELD
"Religious Emphasis" Week will
be held on the Tarleton campus
for the second time through the
week of February 13 to the 17-
An assembly will be held each
morning from 9:30 to 10:20, with
each class period being shortened
Victor Moore and Emily Cam-
mack are to have charge of the
programs having special music
each morning. The Denomination
Chairmans who have helped with
the arrangements are Bill Flem-
ing, Episcopal; Charles ■ Neblett
III, Christian; Sarah Eckere, Lu-
theran; John Ilolliday, Baptist;
John Clary, Presbyterian; John
Clements, Catholic; and Lawrence
The Tarleton State College live-
stock judging team amassed 1,559
of a possible 1,800 points to. win
over eight other teams in com-
petition at the Southwestern Ex-
position and Fat Stock Show Mon-
day in Fort Worth.
The Tarleton team, coached by
Professor. II. L. Self of the Animal
Husbandry Department, was high
team in beef cattle and high team
in the swine division. They were
third high team in both the dairy
cattle and sheep division.
Gwen Rawson was high indivi-
dual in the entire contest with 52,4
of a possible 600 points; Norvis
Land was fourth with 518 points
and Tommy Dunagan tied for fifth
high individual with 517 points.
In the swine division Dunagan
was high individual with 142 points
and Gwen Raw.son was second in
that division with 138 points of a
possible 150. In the sheep division,
Rawson made 142 points to be high
individual, and in the dairy cattle
division Land - tied for top place
with 139 points of a possible 150.
The eight teams other than Tar-
leton, in the order of placing, were
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Col-
lege, Miami, Okla.; Cameron State
Agricultural College, La\Vton: Ok-
la.;' Sul Ross State College, Apline,
Tex.; Murray State School of
Agriculture, Tsishimingo, Olcla.;
Arlington State College, Arlington,
Tex.; Sam Houston State College,
Huntsville, Tex.; East Texas State
TSG TO TEACH
In response to requests by'1 many
Stephenville citizens, a night .class
'in English will be "started this
month at Tarleton State College.
The class, to be taught by Miss
Dollie Marie Glover, will include
either grammar and composition,
or literature, according ■ to demand.
A three semester hour course, 'it
may be taken for college credit or
All who are interested are in-
vited to meet in Room 201 of the
Administration Building at 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 10, when work, regis-
tration, meeting hours and other
details will be arranged.
Fee for the course is $7.50 plus
a $2 refundable library deposit. ■
TO HAVE PICS
PUT IN ANNUAL
All second semester entries in
school are requested by ■ Nancy
Howell, editor of the Grassburr, to
have their pictures ' made before
next Saturday, if they want them
in the Tarleton annual.
The cost of the pictures is one
dollar. Cadets are to, wear their
dress uniforms without caps. The
veterans are. asked to wear coats
and ties, and the gij'ls ar^.jirggd to
wear a simple' neckline. The pic-
tures will be in a .section devoted
to the mid-term entries.
College, Commerce, Tex,, and
Southwest Texas State, San Mar-
.The results of the ■ contest were
announced at a banquet sponsored
by the Texas Cottonseed Crushers
Association, of Dallas. The super-
intendent of the judging contest:;
at the Southwesteran Exposition
and Fat Stock Show, Rufus Peepes,
presented a placque to the winning
Tarleton team on behalf of thc-
officials of the show.
Director of agriculture at Tarle-
ton, A. J.Spangler, will present a
trophy to Gwen Rawson for being
high man in the contest and an'
award for being high individual on
the Tarleton team. Individual
awards will also be presented to
all five members of the judging
team squad. The two alternates
were Gcae O'Neal of Granbury and
Spencer Spruill of Comanche.
The recent contest for the Junior
A&M and Teachers Colleges was
the largest in the history of the
,contest. This is the third since the
war. Tarleton teams placed third
last year and fourth the; yeai be-
Makes Second Tour
The Margaret Webster Shake-
speare Company began its second
coast-to-coast tour on Oct. 10 with
a performance of "Julius Caesar"
at Rhode Island State College. The
troupe's repertoire, also includes
"The. Taming of the Shrew." Head-
ing 'the cast of 21 players are
Louisa Horton, Kendall Clark and
Miss Horton won..acting honors
as the star of the Broadway hit,
"The Voice of the Turtle," and in
her recent performance in the
screen image''of the prize winning
drama "All ftly Sons." Kendall
Clark, a veteran of numerous
Broadway productions, Jias appear-'
ed opposite such stars as Ina
Claire, Ethel Barrymore, Jane;
Cowl, Tallulah Bankhead and Eva
Mr. Lewis, another familiar per-
former along Broadway, scored an
outstanding personal success in
last season's touring productions
"Hamlet" and "Macbeth." Other
important roles will he portrayed
by John Straub, Lariy Gates, Fred-
erick Rolf and Dion Allen.
Highly acclaimed during its ini-
ital 40,000-mile barnstorming ven-
ture last season, the troupe has
been booked by Impresario S. Hur-
ok through April, 1950. Compris-
ing twenty-one actors', five tech-
nicians and a company manager,
this unique company travels by '
bus while a specially constructed
trailer-truck carries scenery, light-
ing- equipment, costumes and prop-
erties used in the two productions.
The functional settings, conceived
by Ben Edwards, who most recent-
ly designed "Medea" can be set up
within one hour on stages of all
shapes and sizes.
A musical score, arranged by
Lehman Engel, accompanies, the
President, E. J. Howell has
named the following faculty mem-
bers on the committee to make
plans for Faculty Fun Night: C„
M, Flory, Chairman, Billie R.
Brogdon, R, N. Foster Jr., Hollis
J. Holamon, Miss Daphine Hoover,
Mrs. Sue Williams, and Miss Wy-
Lurine Yoiingbluod of Evant serves a salact^at an informal meal in first >ear foods class of
the home ec department. Clockwise around the table are Virginia Chumney of Hamilton, WiL
ma Shook of Tolar, I'lorice Carothers of Lorneta, and Joanne Crockett of Penwell.
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