The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 23, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 7, 1950 Page: 1 of 4
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TARLETON STATE COLLEGE, STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, TUESDAY,.MARCH 7, 1950
ponsor Annual Military Ball Saturday Night
Cadets Receive Promotions
The military department of Tar-
leton State College has recently
announced the promotions that
were received by the cadets in
Those cadets promoted in the
band are Sergeant Jack Feather-
stone promoted to sergeant first
class. Jack is a music major from
Tom'ball. Private Gerald Couch,
from' Brownwood, majoring in so-
cial science, was promoted to ser-
geant. Also promoted to sergeant
was. Howard E. Clark,- a liberal
arts major from Beeville. Private
Thomas Beauchamp was promoted
to corporal. Thomas is a business
administration major from Pecos.
Bill Nix, majoring- in engineering
and from Stephenville, also was
promoted to corporal.
.Company A's promotions are
Sergeant Harold Jones and Serr
geant Robert L. Humprey, pro-
moted to sergeant first class. Har-
old, from Lake Jackson, is major-
ing in petroleum enginering, and
Robert, from Liberty, is majoring
in pre-law. Private Charles B.
Jones, from Bryan, majoring in
agriculture education, was pro-
moted to sergeant. Private Herman
Breehner, who is majoring in pre-
vet- and is from Sweetwater, was
promoted to sergeant. Also pro-
moted to sergeant were Qharles
Holdridge, Howard English, James
Trammel, Bryan McLaurin and A.
J. Edmonson. Charles, from Cross
Plains* is majoring in agriculture,
and Howard, from Creenville, is
majoring in industrial arts. James,
from, Abilene, and A. J-.,, from San
Saba, are majoring in agriculture
education. Bryan, majoring in
trades and industries, is from
O'Donnell. ; -----i—.'.£~.— -
Cadets promoted to corporal in
Company A are Harvey Durham,
Arnold Conley, Jack Winzer and
Don Thompson. Harvey comes from
Comanche and is majoring in
chemical engineering. Arnold is
majoring in engineering and is
from Evant. Jack, from Reagan,
is majoring in agriculture, while
Don, who is from Temple, is major-
ing in agriculture administration.
"Private Edward Jenkins' from
Company B, was promoted to ser-
geant. Corporal Donald Mize of
Company B was also promoted to
sergeant. Edward, majoring in civil
engineering, . is from San Saba.
Don, • who is . from McGregor, is
majoring in animal husbandry. Pri-
vate Horace Driskell, majoring in
wild life management, was the only
cadet from Company B that re-
ceived a corporal'^ rating.' Horace
comes from Clute. •
Cadet Sergeant (John J. Garrity
of Company ,C was promoted to
sergeant first class. John comes
from Dallas and is majoring in
physical education. Those cadets
of Company C promoted to the
rank of sergeant are Privates Roy
C. Oglesby, Jesse Magness, James
Eastwood and Richard Spencer.
Roy is an agriculture major from
De Leon. Also majoring in agri-
culture is Jesse Magness, who is
from Blackwell. James Eastwood,
from Waxahachie, is majoring in
architecture. Richard is a petro-
leum engineer from Dublin.
Cadets promoted to the rank of
corporal in Company C were Mar-
tin 'league, Norman O'Bannon,
William Fleming, John Clary, John
L. Merrill, James Rice, Robert
Witcher and Waylon Keith. Teague
is majoring in petroleum engineer-
ing and conies from Sundown.
O'Bannon comes from Hamilton
and is majoring in agriculture ed-
ucation. Fleming is from Stephen-
ville and is majoring' in aeronau-
tical engineering. Clary comes
from Turnersville and is majoring
in pre-law. Merrill is majoring in
agriculture and is from Fort
Worth. Rice is majoring in busi-
ness administration and comes
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Three new members have been
added to the Spanish night class
taught by Miss Mozelle Hil<-wick
on Tuesday and Thursday nights,
making a total - of 13 taking the
Mrs. Lillian Ogden, of Stephen-
ville, is a newcomer to the class.
Two Tarleton students, both taking
the. first-year course of Spanish
taught by Miss Hilswielc, also join-
ed the class recently.
Lois Jordan, a first-year student
from Mason, is majoring in liberal
ai'ts. Robert Humphrey from Lib-
erty is a senior majoring in eco-
Green Wins First Prize
For Cancellation Stamp
H a r v ey's
He a r s ay
The high point of the social life
on the Tarleton. campus is only
four days off. The Military Ball
will be open to every student on
the campus, but it will be strictly
/ Special words of appreciation
should be given to each of the
cadets and the military depart-
ment who paved the way for this
annual event.' Although the main
responsibility has fallen on a few
shoulders, every ca^et should do
' his part for the work is not all done
by any means. ,
When this school year began, we
asked... for reporters, cartoonists,
etc., for the J-Tac, We got our re-
porters, but 'we got no cartoonists.
Not too long' ago, Robert Humph-
rey contributed our first cartoon
of the year when he gave us , the
drawing and plt^ns fyr-the pen'for
With theibeginning of the spring
semester of this year, Harold War-'
ford, who drew the caricatures ap-
pearing in this issue, enrolled
again, Harold worked on the paper
last year. Most of you are ac-
quainted with him through his
.recent work on the efforts of the
Fort to get dates for the Military
Ball, as well as some, of his other
articles. , . -1
We feel that the cartoons and
caricatures enliven the paper quite
a bit; and if you feel the same
way, perhaps others will be on the
way from Harold's productive
Winners of the Tarleton Ex-
Students Association postage can-
cellation stamp contest were an-
nounced last week by the faculty
judging committee to be Bill
Green, first place; Jack L. Grant,
second; and Darrell E. Newman,
The contest, sponsored by the ex-
students association to advertise
the fund drive for the memorial
stadium, awarded prizes of $10 and
$5 for first and second place
Green's winning design featured
a stylized view of a side of the
stadium '"ancf*~-the' slogan "Give!
Tarleton Memorial Stadium Drive"
in blocked letters. Bill is a fresh-
man from College, Station. All
three winners.are architecture ma-
The second place design was of
a dachshund puppy pulling on a
rope and the words "Pull for the
Tarleton Stadium Drive". Jack is
ji freshmati, and is from Wea-
The third winner showed a
stylized goalpost and the same slo-
gan as the first place design. Dar-
rel is a senior from Cuero. •
Richard Gilbreth and Betty Jo
Lockhart won the prizes for being
the best dressed "cowbodys" at the
Barn Dance that the FFA Chapter
of Tarleton gave Saturday night in
the re,c hall.
The prizes for the best square
dancing couple were awarded to
Miss Wynon Smith and J. H. Black.
Square dancing and modern danc-
ing was taken' part in by the large
• Decorated in true western fash-
ion, the rec hall was divided by a
rail fence into a dance' floor and
the tables' section. Music was sup-
plied by T. J. Black and -his Cam-
pus Cowboys, who performed on an
mprovised podium with a rail fence
A wagon wheel hipg horizontal-
ly in the center of the rec hall
with pseudo-kerosene lamps attach-
ed to it.
Chili and beans and coffee were
served to all the guests present.
Ex-students of the "University
of Texas in this locality attended
an Independence Day banquet on
March 2, the date for annual meet-
ings of Texas University gradua-
The club was reorganized on a
county-wide basis for next year.
Plans for annual repetition of the
banquet were made.
Mr. Randolph Foster, of the
Music Department, was elected
chairman of the organization. Mr.
Zeddie Edgar, head of the Depart-
ment of Business Administration,
became the executive secretary.
Among the other faculty mem-
bers present were Misses Ruth
Hilliard, May Jones, Jhonnie Shir-
ley, Lola! Thompson, Mary Hope
Brantley; Dean J. Thomas Davis,
Westbrook, and Messrs. Royal L,
and Frank Moosberg.
Might Night has been called
off. Originally scheduled for
March 7-8, the event has been
called off because of lack of
Both freshman and sophomore
architecture class members sub-
mitted designs and the contest
was hiade a class project, accord-
ing to Jack Herrington, architec-
The faculty judging committee,
composed of Miss Mary Hope
Westbrook of the English depart-
ment. J. A. Hart of the journal-
ism department, Reuben Friou, Col-
lege store manager, and Herring-
ton, who did not participate in the
actual judging, awarded prizes on
the* basis of originality and effect-
iveness of ideas presented.
Fourteen entries/ were submitted
before the deadline in late Feb-
ruary. Designs were presented on
white detail paper with all draw-
ings and lettering in black india
ink. The designs were to be drawn
five times the actual size of the
*C A LE N D AIT
Tuesday, March 6—Square Dance
in Rec Hall, 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8—Home Ec
Club Meeting, Home Economics
. Meeting, Shack, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 10—Agricultural
Engineering Club Dance.
Saturday, March 11—A A U W
Meeting, Dining Hall.
Saturday, March 11 — Military
Ball, Dining Hall. '
Mon'day, March 13—-Lords and
Commoners Meeting, 7 p.m.
Monday, March 13 — Eternas
Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Mrs. Dor-
Monday, March 13 — OWLS.
Meeting, Girls' Dorm, 6.,''0-8
(Jaught by the camera in a moment "of relaxation at the dorm dance which opened the
girls' new parlor are left to right, Mary Lee Brides and her date. Pinky Winn, Anne Shel-
ly, Dick Spencer, Doralie Leaiherwood GloriaDixon, and Lacy Brecken ridge.
3?hQto by "JBAX"
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Miss Lil lard To Address
: Miss Lillie Y. Lillard of the Tar-
leton Speech Department went to
"Abilene March 4 as guest speaker
at a meeting of the club officials
and club presidents of District
Six of the Texas Federation of
Women's Clubs. The purpose of
i Miss Mary Hope Westbrook will
attend a meeting of the Mid-Texas
State Teacher Association to be
held in San Angelo on March 10
■and 11, As guest speaker, she will
,use the subject "Teaching Some-
thing-. in High School English, to
1 Miss Westbrook .will also meet
with the ex-Tarleton (students of
'San .Angelo to whom she will
speak on "The State of Being of
Tarleton State College."
this program is a workshop and
Mrs. Hubert Watson from Stam-
ford, who spoke on the field of
education, and Miss Lillard, who
discussed international relations,
wpre the only guest speakers from
District One. They were members
of a symposium, Moderator for
this symposium was Mrs. C, D.
Bruce of Santa Anna, whose dau-
ghter Barbara attends jchool here.
The day's program also included
a model panel which discussed
human rights. Members of this
board included Mrs. W, E. C'ant-
rell of Goldthwaite, state secre-
tary, who will discuss citizenship;
Mrs. J. Howard Hodge, state presi-
dent; Mrs. Joseph Perkins of East-
land, state chairman of public
Miss A, M. Carpenter of the
Hardin-Simmons art department
will be on the program. She is the
state chairman of art.
Miss Lillard has been carrying
on work in the field of interna-
tional relations for quite some
time, and this is included in her
LARGEST SOCIAL EVENT OF YEAR
TO BE HiSLD IN DINING HALL
The annual military ball will be held Saturday night, March 11
in the dining hall. Plans for the ball were completed at the meet-
ing-of th6 officers and non-commissioned officers of the corps
held Thursday night.
This year, as in the years past, the miltary ball will be the
largest social event of the year. This statement is based on the
fact that more students attend the military ball than attend
other social functions held on the campus.
TSC AT DANCE
Sue Spratt and Nolan Strong
were Tarleton's representatives to
the. coronation of the Ranger Jun-
ior College Quee'n last Friday right.
Sue wore a lime green rayon taf-
fet^ evening - -dress with fitted
bodice and full hooped skirt with
The coronation was held in the
gymnasium. It was decorated with
silver stars and balloons. The Tar-
leton Color Song was played as
our representatives progressed to
the Queen's throne. After the
coronation, a dance was held for
the queen and her court.
TSC English Department
To Judge Essay Contest
Entrie^ in the annual Fort Worth
Press Soil Conservation Essay Con-
test will be judged by the English
department of TSC this year be-
ginning about the middle of this
Members of the English depart-
ment that ivill engage in the judg-
ing are Miss "Mary Hope West-
brook, professor and head of the
department, Mrs. G. E. Woodward,
Miss Moselle Hilswick, Miss John-
nie Shirley, Miss Ruth Hilliard,
Jeff Ray Davis and Joe F, Tarley.
The judging of the essays alter-
nate' annually between Arlington
State College and Tarleton. The
coming job of- judging the contest
has been Tarleton's- once before.
The English department of ASC
has judged it once.
A special "Save the Soil and Save
Texas" medal' will be awarded to
the best soil'■ Conservation essay
writers 'of TexV£"1^hV''hundred,"of
these medals will be- presented/
each designating the recipient as
an essay "champion." There will be
20 in each region.
In the new essay contest for
1950, the awards will ;be an all ex-
pense trip tp Colorado, plus a
medal; and^ $25 cash for the best
essay in each of 'the five state re-
gions. Also the winners will be
presented with a champion's medal.
Mimro Wells To Go
On Part Time
Modified service elaimed this
year the Tarleton employee who
has a longer service record than
any other when Munro Wells, man-
ager of the college farm since 1919,
was transferred to duty as build-
ing' maintenance supervisor on the
In his new position, Wells directs
the maintenance of all college build-
ings and supervises the care of
lawns and grounds. The place had
been held by O. T. (Pop) Bacon
for 23 years, now a part-time
Among the, duties of the corps
of building maintainers which
Wells heads are keeping building
floors in condition, repairing
broken hardwood chairs, making
extra keys for campus buildings,
keeping the grounds in shape, and
all the other jobs of college handy-
„Wells, who came to Tarleton in
1919 as a field worker at the farm,
became manager within a few
years and continued in that' posi-
tion until this year, amassing an
impressive total of 31 years' serv-
ice previous to this year.
Much credit has been given him
for . building' the .college farm in-
to the well-improved institution
it is today from 500 worn acres in
1917, when there were only three
buildings, one small, ■ unpainted
house where the manager lived, a
tiny shed, and a long, windowless
structure which served as a barn.
Now the many modern, w^ll-im-
prOved barns, and other buildings
are painted, wired for electricity
and built as to' provide for most
Tarleton in 1919 consisted of the
present home economics building,
Mary Corn-Wilkerson Hall, and
the administration building. Wells
said that he remembered hauling
coal in wagons to the heating- plant
during the first winters, and also
hauling wood from the lots on the
farm across the frozen Bosque
River when the coal failed to ar-
"I'd never have-, thought then
that Tarleton would. ever beconie
what it is now," said the slightly
stooped, gray man, who is about
60, and whose hands easily show
the hard work of the past years
in their wrinkles and calluses.
"The work than was much hard-
er than it is now, with all our
farming machines," Wells remark-
ed, looking- as though he would
rather be using one of them in a
wintry field than sitting in his
comfortable office underneath the
home economics building.
For the second best essay writer
in each of the five state regions,
there will be a cash award of $15
plus a medal. For the third best,
there will b,e a $10 cash award and
a medal. A medal, which also can
be yCorn'as a keyi' will be'awa'i'ded
to the next IT best essay writers.
Total awards mclude the trip, $250
in cash and 101 medals.
The subject of the year Was
"My Soil Conservation District."
According to committee chair-
man, the program will be very
entertaining, and the refresh-
ments will be adequate to meet
the demands. The music will be
played by the swing cadets.
A special \game , room will be
provided for those who do not
know how to' dance or who do not
choose to dance. Games to be
played here are different card
games dominoes etc.
Due to the large number of third
year cadets and veterans who pla|)
to attend the ball the officers de-
cided that these cadets and veter-
ans will wear their won clothes,
instead of being issued military
uniforms by the military depart-
ment as announced earlier.
Out-of-town girls may stay in
the girls' dormitory. The cost for
this service will be $1.25 if the
linen is furnished by the college,
or 25 cents if the girl furnishes her
own linen. Privileges for these
guests will be the same as for girl
A reception room will be pro-
vided for the girls from out-of-
town who plan to return home after
The .Tarleton "90" .Club had its
first social of this semester re-
cently in the College Recreation
On entering-'.the door, names
were drawn for the playing of
canasta. Prizes were given to the
winners, and the canasta kings for
the night were.-Mr. and Mrs. James
Harris, Miss May Jones, and Larry
/Refreshments of pie and coffee
were served. Red, white, and blue
hatchets decorated the card tab-
les and serving booth. Cups of red
and white candy were placed on
each table as favors'.'
Acting as chairman of the party
was Mrs. Qeorge Gray. She was
assisted!1 by-'Mrs. Cyril Stephens,
Mrs. Jim Hulse, and Mrs. W, B.
McPherson. , -
JOY COX IS
AT ASC DANCE
Joy Cox of Fort Worth rep-
resented Tarleton at the corona-
tion of the king- and quean of
Arlington State College when cere-
monies were held last Friday night.
Her escort was Ronnie Stephens,
also from Tarleton.
Marilyn Hampton from Dallas
was recently elected queen of the
school, and Malcolm Bullock, an-
other Dallas student, reigned as
-king. The queen was crowned by
President E. H, Hereford in the
gymnasium at 8 o'clock.
For once there were no books
to be . shelved when the library
staff got together. Eight student
employees and four staff members
met together recently in the little
Dining Hall, where they ate supper
and played games.
The student members were Jack
Clements, Rosemary Goodson, Gra-
da Lou Nance, Kermit Smith, Bill
Tarply, Lurine Youngblood, Aza-
lee Edm'ondson, and Roy Brooks.
Miss Lola Thompson, Mrs. Maur-
ine Miller, Miss Patty Jean Katz,
and Paul Vaght were the adult
staff members present.
The Deep Iiiver Singers, who presented a Civ-ic Series program recently, proved very enter-
taining to those present. Liked especially were their renditions of "Kltte Moon" and the
piano solos. ... Plioto by "j-SAX,"
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