The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 21, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 21, 1950 Page: 1 of 4
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TARLETON STATE COLLEGE, STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1950
The Deep River Singers, rendering folk music and Negro
spirituals, will be presented by the Civic Series Committee
for a program in the Tarleton auditorium February 27. The
well known quartette was organized''in 1929, They recently
' appeared at the University of Texas.
14 Accept Bids
To Social Clubs
j Fourteen students have accepted
bids sent this semester by four of
i the Tarleton social elubs, the Sine
| Ceras, the Coronas, the Barons,
I ( and the Los Gobbs. ' '
i Patsy Wilson and Patti Sone are
.- ; the new members of the Sine
' ""Ceras. Patsy is-a .junior student
'■ from j^ale, majoring in. elementary
; - education.' Patti/ also majoring' in
l elem.entary education, is a. junipr
, 'from Rising Star.
, The Los Cobbs have three new
; members, Vic Bird, Tommy Kent,
' and Dick McMahon. Dick is a sen-
ior from Whitney and he majors in
pre-med. Tommy comes from Long-
view and majors, in business ad-
ministration. .Vic, who majors in
! business, is a senior from Steph-
j , Betty Middleton, one of the three
new members of the Coronas, is a
junior from Ballinger. She is ma-
joring in library science. Mary Lou
Riley, a junior alsp, is-majoring in
business and she hails from Ham-
^ ilton. Ann Bryan, Ballinger, is a
junior ..majoring in journalism.
Si?c boys have accepted bids to
the, .Barons, brother club of the
H a r v ey's
Another election is to be held
tomorrow. There was not a good
turn out at the last election, though
it seems that is all that can be
expected from Tarleton students.
However, it was better than some
elections that have been held here.
We hope that no one is hurt
over the omission of one of the
names of the candidates for presi-
dent of the student council from
the ballot. After all, we are all
liumaiis and ore misfortunate in
not being perfect. The mistake
could have been made by anyone.
Perhaps it will generate a little
more interest in the election.
There will be a "Fight Night" on
the nights of March 7 and 8. As
yet there are not enough entries
for a thoroughly rounded program.
This might be the chance for some
of, you boys to win an intramural
medal. Ail you guys with pugilist
abilities shopld qontact Coach
Flory,at the physical education of-
fice as ■ soon as possible.
Here is' ' vote of thanks for
each of the students who took part
iri tho programs during Religious
Emphasis Week and, an orchid
apiece to Emily Cammack and Vic-
tor Moore,. The second week of its
kind held on the Tarleton. campus
was quite successful. It .would not
have been ■ that way had it not
been for • the splendid cooperat-ioii
of tho students.
Coronas'. They are Don Watkins,
Rosebud, a junior majoring in pe-
troleum geology, Thurman Walker,
Stephenville, a jupior. Wayne
Teague is a junior petroletfm en-
gineering' major from Sundown,
and Allen Rushing, Ranger, is a
junior business administration ma-
jor. Bill Franklin, who hails from
friglesi'def, 1'3"K* junior«majoring- in
business,'' and Dan Bishop,. Stephen-
ville,' is a junior business admin-
SET FOR 1950
Dates for the 1950 convention of
the Texas Intercollegiate Press As-
sociation have been announced. It
will be held April 27-28-29 in the
now $200,000 NTSC Journalism
Building in Denton.
At the TI'PA convention last
year in EI Paso, Tarleton was rep-
resented by over twenty students.
A similar group plans to attend
Contest entries are being pre-
pared by the journalism students.
They are 'also studying the TIP A
constitution which .has just been
received by each member club.
A copy of the Press Club consti-
tution and the roll of its mefnbers
in Tarleton have been sent to the
corresponding secretary of the
TIPA in Denton. A list of the
TIP A members exchanging news-
papers with Tarleton has also
Civic Series To Present
Negro Folk Music Singers
The Deep River Singers, appear-
ing as the fifth of'the year's Civic
Series presentations, will offer a
program of Negro folk music, cur-
rently popular tunes, and modern
semi-classics here February 27 at
Composed of four well-known
Negro singers, the group will pre-
sent such selections as "Waters
Ripple and Flow" by Deems Tay-
lor, Deward Grieg's "I Love Thee,"
"Anybody Here Seen Jesus" and
"Mahexeanemah," a traditional
Joseph Giles, baritone from New
Orleans, who was a member of the j
famed Mundy Singers, will render
McGimsey's "Down to the River"
as one of the two solos of the pro-
gram. The other, "Heri's One," by
William G. Still, is to be1 given by
Albert Yarb.rough, tenor.
The other 13 numbers on the
tentative program include a piano
solo by the accompanist, James Mc-
Clendon, two groups of four Negro
spirituals and ballads, and four
semi-classic and popular selections.
The group was organized in 1929
under the direction of John Bur-
dette, with the idea of creating
interracial goodwill through music.
The Deep River Singers have
made 40 national tours since then,
and was featured in the operattas
"Porgy and Bess" and "Swing
Mikado." They have appeared this
year in "the Chicago Daily News
Travel Show, at the University of
Texas and the University of Wash-
The organization now includes,
besides the three named,, Walter
Bell, first tenor, and James Collins,
Because the name of Bob Fowler
was left off of the ballot through
mistake, the election for the presi-
dent of the student council held
last Wednesday has been nullified,
and a new election wil be held to-
morrow in the rec hall from 9 to
Bill Scarborough and James
Coble won the senior class seats
in the student council, and Wen-
dell Lackey won the bid for the
junior class. However, there will
be a run-off for the vice-presi-
Bob Fowler, one of the three
candidates for president of the stu-
dent council, is an agricultural
education major from , Gatesville.
He is a member of the Lords and
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Tuesday, Feb. 21—"90" Club
Valentine Party, Rec Hall, 7:30
Tuesday, ■ Feb. 21—Lions Club
Meeting, Dining Hall, "Zone
Thursday, Feb. 23—OWLS and
Silver Keys Meeting, Girls'
" -Derm, 6:00-7:45. ,
'Thursday, Feb. 23—Faculty Fun
Xight, Rec' Hall. "
Friday, Feb; 24—Annual Cham-
ber of Commerce Dinner, Din-
Saturday, Feb. 25—Girls' House
Council Formal Party, Girls'
Saturday, Feb, 25—Fencing, at
Monday, Feb. 27—Deep River
Singers, Civic Series Program,
Main Auditorium, 8:00.
Lo uis Bromfield To Speak
At Local C. Of C. Banquet
Louis Bromfield, internationally
known agriculturist, novelist, and
soil conservation expert, will speak
in the Tarleton dining hall Feb-
ruary 24 at the Stephenville Cham-
ber of Commerce banquet.
Bromfield, who owns a group of
farms near Wichita Falls named
"Malabar Farms" after his well-
known Ohio farm, wil use soil con-
servation in Texas as the general
theme of .his address.
He is the author of such roman-
tic novels as "The Green Bay Tree"
and "Mrs. Paj'kington" and a large
group of agricultural books includ-
ing '-'Pleasant Valley." A well-
known figure in politics, he has
lectured in the United States on
'bolfi 'poiiiicar issue's "and • a'grieul>"
FOSTER TO HOLD
Mr. Randolph Foster of the Mu-
sic Department will hold a high
school band clinic in Avinger Feb-
ruary 24 and 25.
The high schoolsi of Avinger,
Dayigerfield, Hughes Springs, and
Linden will participate in a concert
to be given at 7:30 p.m., February
These bands will enter a contest
in April in which they will play
the music being rehearsed at the
His "Malabar Farins" in Ohio,
once run-clown and badly eroded,
have been built into model farms
where Bromfield .gives the newest,
soil conservation techniques a
thorough test. Measures approved
are publicized by lectures, articles,
and books./'Pleasant Valley" has
been recognized as one of the most
outstanding books on agricultural
development in recent years.
The banquet is expected to be
one' of the largest and most widely
attended in the history of the. civic
organization, according to Joseph
A. Chandler, Stephenville attorney
and president of the Chamber of
Dean Emeritus J. Thomas Davis
'Mlf'spp'eai'' oil" 'the. '"program'' to
Eight New Members
The spring semester brought
eight new members to the FFA
Chapter at Tarleton. Six of the
eight new members are first semes-
The only senior of the group is
Robert Fowler of Gatesville. Rob-
ert is a veteran and is majoring
in agriculture education. He also
is a member of the Lords and
, Dale Draper, second semester
freshman, is the other new mem-
ber that has attended Tarleton be-
fore the beginning of the spring-
semester. Dale, majoring in agri-
culture journalism, is from Fort
Worth. He is a reporter for the
Homer Burton, of Richland
Springs, is a first semester fresh-
man majoring in agriculture. Hom-
er is a former member of the FFA
Chapter at Richland Springs.
Front row, left to right: Allene McNabb, Patsy Herrington, Jane Hicks, Joy Cox, Dolores Ir-
vine, Wanda Jean HutTines, Thelma Geeslin, Eva Von Wyatt, Dorothy Moore.
Second row, left to right: Pat Freeman, Lynn McGregor, Janice Alsup, Betty Jo Loveless,
Janella Jones, Sammie Powers, Annette Marchman, Johnnie Fae Carlisle.
Third row, left to right: Lewis Ligon, James McCloud, Harold Parnell, Gerald Dingus,
Vera Boenig, Tommy Dawson, Jack Featherstone*, Randy Evans, Webb Colston.
Fourth rpw, left right: Houston Schirmer, C. A. Wilkins, Robert Walker, John Holiday,
Doug Corley, Edgar Anderson, Victor Moore, Robert Fowler. Photo by "bax"
Dayton Echardt, first semester
freshman, is majoring in agricul-
ture. Dayton is from Fredericks-
Also coming from Fredericks-
burg is Ernest Grote. He, too, is
majoring in agriculture.
Max Hey, majoring in agricul-
ture, is from Mason. This is Max's
initial semester in Tarleton.
Monroe Klaus, of Lott, is an-
other , first' semester freshman.
Monroe is majoring in agriculture.
Wayne Mitchell, majoring in ag-
riculture,, is from Mercury. Wayne
is starting his first year at Tarle-
ton this semester.
TO PLAY PIANO
Mrs Wilma Dorsey, associate
professor of piano, . will be pre-
sented by the Tarleton Music De-
partment in a concert on Sunday,
February, 26, at 4:00 p.m. in thfe
Her program will include:
"Etudes Symphoniques," R. Schu-
"March Wind," MacDowell.
"La Eileuse," Raff.
"Rhapsody," Op. 79, Brahms.
"If I Were a Bird," Hanselt.
"Etude," Op. 23, Rubinstein,
"Arabesque in E Major," De-
"Polonaise in A Flat," Chopin.-
Also featured in this program
will be Miss Caroline Brown of
Kilgore. Miss Brown is studying
for a master's degree is voice un-
der the instruction of .Miss Mary
McG'ormic at North Texas State
College. She is a lyric soprano. Her
numbers will be accompanied by
Mr. Don Morton and will include:
"Marietta's Lied Zur Laute" and
"Die Tote Sladt," Korngqfd.
"Oh, Quande Je Dors," Liszt.
"Hurdy-Gurdy Playing in the
Street," Sarah Dittenhauer.
The Music Department cordially
invitee the general public to this
TO MAKE TRIP
The Tarleton A Capella Choir
is making a trip to Marble Falls
Friday night for a program. This
40-member organization is also
giving a performance in Brown-
wood and perhaps another town on
this same trip, although all plans
have not been completed.
Tonight this group will sing sev-
eral numbers at the Lions Club
The first performance of. the
season was madfe when the choir
sang in assembly last Friday dur-
ing Religious Emphasis Week.
They gave a rendition of the Bach
chorale, "O Jesus Grant Me Hope
They are tentatively making
plans for a spring tour of some
of the Texas towns. They will'also
afppe'JU" as part of the program for
the Texas Federated Women's Club
when these clubwomen convene
here in March.
This year, as in previous years,
these singers of a * capella, works
will be, presented . in the last pro-
gram of the Civic Series ill May.
This final program of the. term
will climax the year's, work.
This choral group is working on
"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring,"
Bach; "The Snowy-Breasted Pearl,"
Brantley; "Gentle Mary," Tradi-
tional; "Now Rest ^eneath. Night's
Shadow," Bach-Isaac.; "Scandalize
My Name," Cain; and "Ole Ark's
Doremus to Leave
For Virginia Meet
H. C. Doremus, engineering div-
ision head, is scheduled to leave
in March for Roanoke, Virginia,
where the annual meeting of the
American Association of Junior
Colleges is to be held.
Doremus will serve as a dele-
gate from TSC at the meeting
which is to be held from March
26 through the 29. ,
Commoners, and is a senior. Dick
Spencer, another nominee, is a
junior from .Dubliii majoring in
petroleum engineering; He is a
member of the Semper Idem social
club. The third candidate, Carl
Fleming, ia'a senior from Coleman.
He is. majoring in petroleum en-
gineering and belongs to the
TAKE PART IN
Over 30 students participated in
the program activities ox Religious
Emphasis Week held on the Tar-
leton campus last week. The Rev.
Chas. H. Cole, Cleburne, spoke to
the assembly, held in the main
auditorium';' each morning.
The services, held at 9:30 each
morning, consisted of scripture
readings, hymn singing, special
music, and the lessons given by
the Reverend Cole. ■ ,
Tho programs were planned and
compiled under the direction of
student leaders, Emily Cammack,
Victor Moore, and thp Student
Council, with the aid of Dean1 Paul
A. Cunyus and other faculty mem-
bers, Students conducted the pro-
g-ranis each day, filling such posi-
tions as master of ceremonies, giv-
ing the invocation and benediction,
reading the scripture lessons, and
giving special music.
In connection with the services
held oh the campus, other services
were held in the Stephenville
churches as part, of Religious Em-
phasis Week, Similar programs
were also presented at the Steph-
enville High School.
Miss Moselle Hilswick, modern
language instructor at Tarleton,
held a meeting last night for all
people who are interested iri taking
an, evening class in Spanish 103N,
beginiier's Spanish with emphasis
on conversation. These prospective
students may take the course for
three hours credit or for a prac-
tical review without'credit.
The fees are 57.50 for sixteen
weeks plus a $2 refundable library
deposit. Students who wish to regi-
ister for this course, may register
for eight week.^v without credit,
paying a fee of ?5 per eight weeks
plus the library deposit,
The evening class in English
103N, grammar and composition,
instructed by Miss Dollie Marie
Glover, has met with successful
results. Twenty-one students have
enrolled for the class which is
taught from 7 until. 8:30 p.m. on
Monday and Wednesday evenings,
on the second floor of the Admin-
Bobby Meyers, one of the three
candidates for vice-president of the
student council, is an electrical en-
gineering major from Electra, He
is a lieutenant in the cadet corps
and a member of the fencing team.
Bill Traweek, another senior nomi-
nee for the vacant job, is an agri-
cultural education major from
Ranger. A veteran, he lettered last
year on the track team. Roy An-
derson, from Long-view, is the third
senior nominee for vice-president.
He has lettered two years at the
tackle slot for the Plowboys.
■ Each voter will be required ,to
register at the polls. Write-in can-
didates may be made for the two
The department of English and
languages has just received a new
audio-aid, .the soundseriber, bought
by the college to help students im-
prove their pronunciation of for-
eign languages and of English.
Recordings are made on plastic
discs which will be for sale at the
college store, each . student pur-
chasing his own. Each disc holds lfi
minutes of recording on either
side, and the recording arm can be
synchronized with the play-back
arm, so that at any point the speak-
er can turn-'a switch, set a gauge,
and hear what he said at any spot
on his record.
In the few days that the machine
has been in Room 308, the students
of French and Spanish have tried
out the sound of their voices in
the foreign language, and some
of the Latin American students
have held interviews with each
other in English, with here and
there an interlude of Spanish poet-
ry and song.
TO BE USED
TSC facilities will bu available
to Texas Federated Women's Clubs
when that organization holds its
state convention here March 27-29,
according to plans made in a meet-
ing in President E, J. Howell's of-
Arrangements, were made to per-
mit 300- clubwomen from over the
state maximum use of college ac-
commodations during- their three-
day visit in Stephenville.
All meetings of the TFWC will
be held in the college auditorium,
and 50 of the guests will be housed
in the girls dormitories. Several
luncheons and dinners will be ser-
ved in the college dining hall.
Planning Tarleton participation,
in the meeting were President E.
J. Howell, Mrs. L. G. Rich, general
chairman of the convention, Mrs.
E. J. Howell, Mrs. G. O. Ferguson,
and several faculty members.
Art Department Exhibits
Paintings In Marston Hall
By KAY CLEMENTS
The art department is now ex-
hibiting a marvelous collection of
nineteenth and awentieth century
reproductions of old masters.' Ar-
rayed on the exhibit room walls in
Marston Hall are solemn portraits
and colorful landscapes by Cezan-
ne, E1 Gr<jCo, Michelangelo, and
Pieter de Hooch's meticulous "The
Dutch Interior" is displayed along
with Honore Doumier's, who was a
social reformer,, humane, warm
"Third-Class Carriage," Also to be
found are Frans Hals' "Portrait of
a 6entleman," Cezanne^s "Rock
Landscape" and "Boy With a Red
Vest,":, done/in beautiful blues and
greens and indistinct line.
A. number of the reproductions
are done with thick paint. Among"
them are Sisley's "Landscape" of
an old colonial estate, Pissarro's
"Rue 1 de Lepicerie, Rouen," a
charming French street scene. Van
Gogh's "Landscape witlf''Bridge,"
a colorful scene of a drawbridge
and washerwomen in warm greens
ancj yellows, arid Goughin's "White
Horse;" a captivating flat of ani-
mals at a waterhole done with his
characteristic vividness. In this
same vein is Rosseau's primitive of
"The Waterfall" in exotic blue-
greens and blue-reds.
There are a number of portraits
—Leonardo de Vinci's serene "Por-
trait of a Woman," El Greco's, ap-
pealing, expressive portrait "St.
Jerome," Hans'Holbien's "Portrait
of Class D. van Voorhout," a por-
trait of Jane Seymour, one of
Henry VIII's famous wives, and
Jean Auguste Ingres' "Countess
d'Houssonville'^done in the smooth
portrait • style of the nineteenth
centrv. "The Fifer," Manet's por-
trait of a wide-eyed, uniformed lit-
tle boy, "St. Francis in Ecstasy,"*
Giovanni Bellini's beautiful land-
scape and expressive portrait, and
"Two Harlequins," the fiery Picas-
so's blue toried portrait of pensive
comediennes, are also portraits.
"Bridge at Argentuil" by Monet
and Deroin's "Large Pine," rather
sterile landscape of a pine flat, and
Pierre Aug'uste's frivolous, post-,
impressionistic "Luncheon of thet
Boating ■ Party" are interesting;
while Michelangelo's "Creation of
the Moon, and Creation of th(j
Planets" from; his famed Sistine
Chapel and Rembrandt's "Polish
Ryder," portrait of a horse and
rider with excellent depth done its
his characteristic somber tone, are
distintive. ' |
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