The Campus Chat (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 8, 1934 Page: 1 of 4
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THE CAMPUS CHAT
NORTH TEXAS STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE, DENTON. TEXAS, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 8. WM
Have you done your daily good
turn? (Or is reading this column
supposed to be that good deed?) Each
of uk should have enough of the Boy
Scout in us to want to make the other
fallows load lighter either by giving
him that prepared Spanish lesson,
letting Her wear those new crystal*
that Santa left, or just remembering
that a cheery grin will make a lot
of difference to the one who is blue,
lonesome, or homesick. There is
always someone who needs that friend-
ly pat-on-the-back, so always
We should follow this motto man
closely in our clan* work, but it is
so hard for some of us to do justice
to our classes and our extra-curricu-
lar activities, too! After all. could
not some promising young Edison in-
vent a school with nothing but Extra-
curricular Activities modeled after
our*? What an enrollment it would
The case of the Dramatic Club's
next production. "Three-Cornered
Moon." is making rapid strides toward
perfection. The theme of the play
has no other motive than to enter-
tain, and from all indications the au-
dience will be well pleased with it.
Mrs. Hardy deserves a hand of ap-
preciation for all the splendid plays
she has put on in the past, and the
whole college is waiting to see if
this next production equals those in
The Press Club has promise of
being one of the liveliest organisa-
tion* of the campus. At their meet-
ing las' Friday night, Mrs. Johnson,
of the Speech Department, lectured
on Feature Writing. She brought
several features of her own that have
been published in the Dallas News.
The next program should he inter-
esting to more than just the Press
Club. Bill Murphree, of Ft. Worth,
will lecture on Cartooning. The club
is open for new membership, so YOU
had better see if you can meet the
qualifications and join!
The Talon pledges came to the
ball game in full regalia. We will
admit that some of the Talons-to-be
make much nicer looking girls than
they do hoys! It's a shame that part
€ f them can't wear paint on their
faces all of the time. Mildred Gra-
ham grew very excited before the
close of the game and sang out. "O,
O, look, Theta, there is a girl playing
the drum in the band! What a break
for her! Reckon Floyd would let me
play my pitch-pipe?"
Fern Foreman saw that Virginia
Henderson was dating .lack Steele,
(can you imagine such a thing . . .)
and when the date was over the
unsuspecting young freshman had
the audacity to ask, "Well, Virginia,
how did you like dating him?" But
her ignorance can be forgiven, though
she should know that, some loves are
as traditional around this campus as
the fish pond or cactus bed are.
Freshmen, take Grady M"ple* for
your example, and "go thou and do
likewise." He is one of the beat liked
sophomores on the campus, and last
year he really proved that he had
the ability to take it while he was
a freshman. Every upper-classman
will tell you what a good sport Grady
was, and another thing -he received
Honors without letting them affect
his head any. He was Freshman King,
and made a swell looking one, too!
So, aspire to he like him. and you
will be O. K.
We show our caliber by the use
we make of what we have ....
Then come, my friend, forget your
And leave your fears behind.
And wander forth to try your luck,
With cheerful, quiet mind;
For be your fortune great or small,
You'll take what God may give,
And all the day your heart shall say,
"'Tis luck enough to live" —
Dr. Marquis Returns From Quarterly
Meeting of State Teachers Colleges'
Board of Regents in San Marcos
Purpose of Meet
H ew to Discuss
TO GIVE SCHOLARSHIPS
Touchers College in Authorized
to Spend S21.021 of C.W.A.
Money on Repair Work
Dr. R. L Marquis, president of the
College, attended the meeting of the
presidents of - the State Colleges at
Austin Saturday, and the quarterly
meeting of the Board of Regents of
the State Teachers Colleges in San
Marcus on Monday.
The purpose of the meeting at Aus-
tin was to discuss the various prob-
lem* concerning the state supported
schools' relation to such matters as
summer school and the application
of amended statutes on high school
scholarships and the proposed plan
to make use of the Federal allotment
provided to enable students to remain
it, school. The institutions agreed to
charge the minimum fee of $10 for
each six weeks term and a $2 blanket
tax, making the total charge $H5, or
$iit> for the twelve weeks term.
High ScIhmiI Scholarships
The plan agreed upon to handle the
matter of high school scholarships
will be published in the forthcoming
Texas Outlook; however, the chief
provisions are as follows: the state
will authorize one scholarship for
each fully-approved high school in the
state. This scholarship is to ln>
awarded on the liasis of merit to one
student at the close of the scholastic
year of I'.t83-.'M, and is acceptable by
any state teachers college for the
long session of 1934-35. Its value is
$50, the amount of the present tuition
charge. No scholarships will be dis-
tributed by any instructors, but the
principal or the superintendent of the
high school will certify the honor
graduate of the graduating class to
the state superintendent, who will in
turn furnish n complete list of all stu-
dents so certified to the registrar of
each state-supported college.
All of the presidents of the state
colleges were present at the meeting.
Some of the items of business tran-
sacted at the meeting of the Board of
Regents were the employment of Mas-
queiette and Company of Houston
for the coming year, the election of
for the comng year, the election of
II. A. Turner of Austin to give full
time as secretary to the Board, with
offices in Austin, and the authori-
zation of the construction of build-
ings and other projects, requested
by each of the colleges under the Fed-
eral Public Works Adminstration Act.
The Denton college was authorized to
employ a man to l ogin the work of
tiook binding as soon as the equip-
ment for the enterprise has been re-
ceived, to purchase six new hospital
beds, and to build tunnels, sidewalks,
and repair walks, the projects, under
the C. W. A. amounting to $21,024.
To Bind Books
'Regarding the employment of the
man to begin the work of Iwok bind-
ing, it is understood that the college
plans not. only to repair books in the
general and text book libraries, but,
in tin e, to bind the magazines and
periodicals of the general library. This
is expected to give employment, re-
gularly to four to six students.
The next meeting of the Board of
Regents of the state teachers colleges
w ill lie held in Austin the middle of
March, at which time the faculties
for the summer schools and long ses-
sions for the various institutions will
be nominated and elected.
Buffet Supper to
Honor Hride To He
Miss Lillian Parrtll, Gladys Bates,
Mary Andersen, ami Dorothy Babb
will be hostesses at the home of Mis*
Parrill and Mian Anderson at a buffet
supper Saturday at five o'clock honor-
ing Miss Evelyn Blair, a February
bride to be.
Pender to Speak
to Frosh Monday
J. W. (Dad) Fender will speak to
the freshman class Friday morning at
II o'clock at a meeting In the Audi-
torium. Plans for a freshman social
will also be made at that time, accord
ing to an announcement by Tom
Kelley, class president.
Regular class meetings will be held
at II o'clock on the second Friday of
every month during this semester.
Course in Texas
School Law Given
Here First Time
A course in Texan School Law is
iieing offered by the government de-
partment for the first time this sem-
ester. The purpose of the course is
t<> acquaint prospective teachers with
school law and its machinery, and
with the philosophy of education.
There are forty-three in class at
The text for the course has been
by Dr. S. B. McAlister from cases
on Texas School Law decisions of
both the State and Federal appellate
courts. Seventy-six cases are given
in full, ami notes from seventy-five
others are included. These are typical
and key cases in all phases of school
law of Texas.
The l>ook deals with such topics as
"Legislature's Place in Education,"
" The Court's Place in Education,"
"State Educational Authorities and
Local School Authorities," "Teachers'
Contract*," "Discipline," and other
phases of school legal problems.
The course is designed primarily
for the teacher and the administrator
in an effort to find the answer for
every type of problem in the teaching
field, for n any students have writ-
ten m to the college wanting to know
the solution to problems that they
have run into while teaching.
Kay Francis Are
Starred in Show
"One Way Passage," the Warner
Bros. production co-starring William
Powell and Kay Francis, will be
shown at the Auditorium this Sat-
Most of the action of the story
is laid on a Pacific liner sailing from
Hong Kong, wh?re the two ill-fated
lovers meet for the first time, to San
Francisco, where the final farewells
are said. William Powell has an im-
pressive role as Dan Hardesty, the
debonair criminal who is finally trip-
ped up by the police. Kay Francis is
featured in the role of Joan Arnes,
ready to give up life itself for a
month of perfect happiness while the
steamer pursues its course across the
Interest In Public Relations Forum, m
Organized To Discover Needs of the
Community, Continues To Flourish
Scene from "The Puppet Gaieties of 1938". which will lie pre-
sented in the College Auditorium tonight by the Olveru Street
Puppeteers. This production is sponnored by the Dramatic Club.
Beginning this Saturday night
students will be admitted to the
picture shows in the Auditorium
for 10c plus activity ticket. This
plan of admitting students at a
reduced cost will Ik- continued as
long as the attendance at the
shows makes it advisable. The'
former charge of 25c will con-
tinue to hold for townspeople
and those students who do not
present the activity ticket.
Danish Dancer To
Appear Here As
Fine Arts Number
Nina Theilade Is Heralded By
Paris Authority \s One
Of (Ureal Promise
Nilii Theilade, brilliant young Dan-
ish dancer now making her first Am-
erican tour, will appear in the Audi-
torium Monday night, February 12.
at 8:15 o'clock. Sen' may be re
served by presenting activity tickets
at the box office Monday, according
to Dr. Sam McAlister, chairman of
the Fine Arts Committee.
Mile. Theilade comes heralded by
such praise as that of Kniil Vtiiller-
iiioz, who wrote in the Paris Kxcel-
sior, "It is evident that we have found
ill her one destined to heroine a great
luminous star of the dance. This
charming young person proved that
tomorrow we shall regard her as one
of our most preciou and brilliant
or Danish liirth
Nini Theilade is Dai h by birth. At
an age when most children are going
to kindergarten she began taking
dancing lessons from Russians in
Paris. For five jears she studied and
practiced arduously, working ten
hours a day, every day. Then for
three years mop she travelled, con
tinuing her studii s, and giving a f«-w
recitals. Rut, a- die says, "I win
not quite sure that 1 was ready."
Although he |4 only eighteen. Mile.
Theilade ha- appeared in every prin-
cipal city of Kin "pe. She dances to
the music of all the great composers,
both classic and inoderr.. among them,
Mozart, Deim Brahms, Liszt. Men
delssohn, Sibelu . and Delihes. She
has created nearly all of her own
Gable and (iarbo
To Appear Here
Dramatic Club to Sponsor the
Olveru Street Puppeteers;
Appeared in Movies
Marie I M essier, Clark Gable, Greta
Gnrho. Juan Crawford, and many
other movie stars will make appear
ances in the Auditorium this evening
at K o'clock via the imppct theatre,
when the Olvera Street Puppeteers
present ' Puppet t Gaieties of '34' under
the sponsorship of the Dramatic Club.
The Paramount short, "Hollywood
|on Parade," with a host of move
jpuppets, was made by this company.
I They also manipulated the "dancing
I shoes"' in Janet Gaynor's late picture,
|"Adorable." and were featured ill
.Lillian Harvey's "I am Suzanne."
Matinee for Children
A matinee designed especially for
Hthildren but. which has proved itself
popular with adult audiences is "Jim
mie's Adventures at the Circus,"
i which will be given in the Auditorium
I at I o'clock in the af ternoon. This per
| forma nee introduces some fifty mar-
ionettes, many animals, and trick
The Olveru Street Company carries
its own stage, lights, scenery, and
costumes; they also bring amplifying
equipment, to facilitate in the largest
Admission to either the matinee or
| evening production of the Olvera
Street Puppeteers will be fifteen
j cents plus activity tickets for stu-
dents enrolled in the College. Children
will be admitted for ten cents at. the
1 matinee and for fifteen cents in the
levelling. The price of twenty five
j cents for each adult will be charged at
[both performances. Tickets will go on
j ale in the Box office this afternoon.
Bov Scouts Will
Rule Denton All
Day on Saturday
The week, February H to February
15, has lieen set aside as Hoy Scout,
week, and u program has been ar-
ranged to celebrate the occasion.
Friday night, February 0, has been
designated as Parents' Night. A cere-
mony featuring a torch light parade
will form the major part of the enter-
tainment. The boys will carry torches
in keeping with the rank of the scout.
The affair will be staged at the Scout
House near the Yucca Studio.
Saturday the boys will be given
charge of the civic affairs of Denton,
ami they have promised that they
"are going to rule the town." They
will select a mayor from their troup
and hold court for the city. They will
serve as firemen, speed cops, traffic
cops, and other city officials,
Sunday will find the boys in church
and arrangements will be made for
a special service in one of the churches
if the town.
Other activities have not been map
ped out for the Imys but it is under
stood that they are to have a busy
Dell Antwiler is scout master of
the T. C. Troop and Carl Ferguson
and Kenneth Tyson are his assis-
It, K. Looney is chairman of the
local scout committee of which Dr.
W. II. Ilawley, II. It. Masters, and
J, R. Swcnson are members. There are
about thirty boys registered in the
T. C. Troop.
Given by Council
The Student Faculty Council, which
is composed of faculty members and
two representatives from each clam
of the student body, had charge of the
regular assembly program in the Col-
lege Auditorium Wednesday morning,
February 7, with Clayton Potter,
A quintette composed of Wiley
llousewrighl, Franklyn llerron, James
Dixon, George Pettit, Walter Merri-
man sang "Everything I Have Is
Your*" and "Honeymoon Hotel".
Music was furnished by members of
the Teachers College Band.
A t wo reel comedy featuring Charles
Chaplin in "The Floorwalker" com-
pleted the program.
Group Holds Open
Meetings in Towns
of Denton County
Dr. Johnson and Dr. Brenholtz
Hold Three In Denton; To
Have Fourth Sunday
Warren Hymer has the part of
Steve Burke, the dogged member of
the San Francisco police force, who
proves Hardesty's undoing. An abun-
dance of comedy is supplied by two of
Dan's fellow-crooks, passengers on the
vessel, like himself. The roles are
played by Aline MacMahon as "The
Countess" and Frank McIIugh as
Skippy. Frederick Burton is the doc-
tor traveling in attendance on Joan
Ames. Douglas Gerrard I* a titled
Britisher who figures amusingly in
the complications on board ship.
Student Recalls His Initiation
Into King Neptune's Deep Sea Realms
(Continued from last week) (pilled by the medico, shaved by the
Travis W Hammer, a student in j barbers consoled by the Chaplain,
Teachers College, has spent four years hicI then hurled to the tank by the
in the United States Navy. During surly cops where he wan abused by
this time he a • stationed on Asiat ic I the hungry bear* who savagely ducked
duty for thirty three months. H is ship, j bun thrice arid flailed his important
the U. S, S. Pittsburgh, was making a hide Following closely after, aided
good will tour of the ports of Saigon, and abbetted by the Royal Paddlers,
Bangkok, Beta wan Deli, and Singa- ' came Mr. Filemon Perez, Secretary
pore, and had a - passengers Dwight of Commerce and Communications. He
got the word, ungarbled, and took a
bask flip into the tank " One of the
Stage Band Plans
Floyd Graham will take eight
members of the stage band to Lewi*
ville Friday evening. February 9, to
play at the Lewtarflle Chamber of
Banquet. The banquet will
begin at 7:30.
The Pre-Medical Aptitude ex-
nn.inati.ms will be held n«i Sat-
urday. February 17 at 2 p. m.
in Room F.WI. The fee for the
• xamination is one dollar.
Dr. L. A. Sharp
NOW EX ROLLED;
By 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
the total enrollment for the Teachers
College was IJM6, with a small num-
)<er of students still registering daily.
Although it ia difficult to make a fair
comparison of Wednesday's enroll-
ment with that of the same day last
year because this is the College's first
year under the two-semeat«r plan, re-
cords show that at this time last year,
1,464 students had registered. Be-
tween fifty and one hundred more
are expected to enroll within the aext
few days. - :!-
The total registration in the Teach-
ers College Demonstration Sehool at
4:30 Wednesday was 280, including
169 in the elementary grades and til
in the high school division.
Davis, governor general of the Philip
pines, his cabinet, and hi* son and
daughters. Tho e who had never important officers was made to do
crossed the equator before were ini-ja highland fling on the charged tin
tiatod into the solemn and mystic!mat before being thrown to the bears
order of "shellback" of the Domain whose duty It was to do everything
of Neptunus Rex, i to the new 'shellbacks' but drown
On March 23 Davy Jones, the aide- thorn.
CyntMa Davis Initiated
At high noon, when the last, land-
lubber had tieen paddled out of the
tani yelling, "Shellback, Shellback,"
the Judge announced to Hi* Majesty
that he had noticed his Royal
Daughter flirting from time to time
with one of the Royal Cannibals; so
the King held Mast, "Quicker than
a flash he decreed, loud as a peal of
thunder. 'To the liears with her.' Ami
in she went.
Hammer, along with the rest of the
"landlubbers" was made a member
TWO CLASSES ARE
FORMED HERE TO
In order to comply with the new
ruling of the State Department of
Education on physical education
requirements, two extension classes
were organized in Denton in this sub-
ject at the opening of the second sem-
ester, according to J. E. Blair, dir-
ector of extension for the College.
In its simplest language the new
body o f regulations provides and
makes compulsory for those who plan
to do any type of physical education
or playground work in the public
schools to take special and additional
training over that required by the
statutes of the liOgislature. The new
codes affects both men and women
and, according to Mr. Blair, will in-
crease its demands in 1035.
Interest in the Public Relations
Forum, which was organised to ascer-
tain the needs of the communities of
the county, has l>een growing rajridly,
according to 11. B. Masters, secretary.
Several meetings have been held
throughout the county, and others are
being planned to take place at an
This forum was formed early in
December of last year when Dr. W. J.
McConnell appointed a committee
composed of Dr. Jack Johnson, Dr.
J. L. Kingsbury, 11. B. Masters, Mrs.
Nettie F.dwards, Geo. F. Warren, and
J. L. Yarhrough to sponsor a program
wherein the college could be made of
more service to surrounding commun-
The committee has aent out letters
in the various communities of the
county, and has opened programs for
them. Dr. S. B. McAlister has re-
cently conducted the forum in Roan-
oke on the subject "Changes in our
Government." (ilenda Btevill and Dave
Maggard directed the games for the
children at the same meeting.
In all there have been three open
forums in Denton. Dr. Johnson has
conducted two on "The President's
Money Policy". Dr. Harold Bren-
holtz conducted one on "Social Plan-
ning". The fourth of the series for
Denton will be held Sunday afternoon
at three o'clock in the City Hall, on
"The Htabalization of Currency".
Tuesday night another money poli-
cy discussion was held at Roanoke
when Dr. Johnson spoke on "The Mo-
ney Policy", Miss Marjorie Patchell
held an o|ien forum for women on
"Art Projects for Women", and, at
the same time, a program was con-
ducted for the children when Chris-
tine Fitzgerald conducted a steep
hour for the smaller children, and
Irma Wade and Haul Davis led a
Meetings of similar nature are be-
ing planned for Pilot Point and
Aubrey, and it ia hoped by the spon-
sors that they will ultimately lead
to county planning.
TO BE HOSTESSES
Stag-e Show To Use
decamp of His Majesty hoarded the
ship and issued subpoenas to the "des-
picable, unregenerate polliwogs of the
crew." The soft stillness of the tropi-
cal night was disturbed by a stentor-
ian voice of the d<- p which bellowed.
"Ship ahoy! Stop your engines!" and
Davy Jiines, sopping with sea water,
then climbed over the life lines. He
was followed by the Royal Scribe and
the Royal Mail ci.rk. After the dia*
pension of the subpoenas, "promptly
he vanished into th> darkness and sped
to the submarine palace of the Royal j
King Neptum < nine* Aboard K,r"< Neptune'* realm and he has
The next day King Neptune, to- '* m l* **e*sion the large certificate
gather with all the denisen* of the l> *«nted to him at the conclusion of
deep boarded the .nip ami carried out '"rcmony.
the initiation. Quoung from the tour The party continued on to Batavia,
book published by "he men of the ship, Hoarbayn. Makassar, and Sandukan
"The Governor General, loyal 'shell before turning back to Manila. Ham-
back, and true sportsman, was forth- tfler recalls the Isle of Paradise. Bali,
with condemned h> the Judge, pricked; - .
by the devil, pounded by the masseur.] (Continued m page 2)
Valentine day will provide the theme
for the stage show for Saturday night.
Beginning promptly at 8:15, the pit
orchestra will be heard in a group
of sweetheart songs, "Sweethearts On
The stage show will lie along the
"Valentine Idea" and will according to
Floyd Graham, director of the hand,
"feature a big surprise, done up in a
very small package, mailed from Dal-
las. It is a real treat to listen to this
Will Go To Austin
Miss Beulah Harris* and Dr. Ruby
Smith will go to Austin February S
to attend the second Texaa Confer-
ence on Child Health ami Protection.
Miss Harris* will represent the Col-
lege and Dr. Smith will be a delegate
from the second district of Women's
MG SISTERS ARE HONOREES
SUNDAY AT SEATED
The freshman little sisters will act
as hostesses for their big sisters at
teas to be held at various houses on
the campus Sunday afternoon, Febru-
ary 11, from three till five o'clock.
Bach little aiater ia to get in touch
with a freshman at tho house desig-
nated for her tea and give her ten
cents. The freshman girls will not go
with their big sisters, but will invite
them to the houses, where the little
sister* will act as hostesses.
The teas will be held at the follow-
ing houses: Mulberry west of the
campus, at Mrs. Ground*'; Sycamore
west of the campus, at Mrs. Thur-
man's; Chestnut eaat of the campus,
at Mrs. Allen's; Mulberry east of the
campus, Avenue B, Avenue A, Chest-
nut, and Welch, at Mr*. Schrum's;
Sycamore east of the campus, at Mrs.
Keith's; Hickory east of the Hodge
House, at Mrs. Hodge's; Hickory west
of the Hodge House, at the Av*lon;
Fry, Ponder, Fulton, and the south
side of Oak, at the Hunter House;
Bryan, Normal, and the north side of
Oak, at the Bass House.
All little sister* are urged to co
operate with these plans ami honor
their big sisters at the Sunday after-
noon freshman teas.
All Freshmen girls are expect-
ed to come to the office of the
Dean of Women any time be-
tween 9-12 snd 2-5, except Wed-
nesday, afternoon, for personal
conference*, beginning Monday,
February 12th, through Friday
Signedt Edith L. Clark
Dean of Women.
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