The Campus Chat (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 22, 1934 Page: 1 of 4
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NORTH TEXAS STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE, DENTON, TEXAS, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 22, 1934.
"Stone wall* cannot a prison make,
nor iron bars a cage-—-—but
nothing «u Mid about platter walls
and iron bed* not to mention a
doctor and two nurse*. Oh, well, while
there is life there is hope. And when
one is a little man, the weather is not
so bad to be on the inside looking at
the outside, However, it's awfully
hard to maintain that Folly Anna
spirit when a dose of salts or eastor-
oil is a constant reminder that one
is really ininy.
Have you visited the new hospital *
It's really a dilly. and if it weren't
for the inducements to get well it
would make a swell boarding house.
Dr. Hayes is an excellent host (and
it is rumored that he intends letting
the thermometers stand in vanilla
or, if your taste is peculiar, he might
be persuaded to buy raspberry flavor-
ing.) The nurses are honeys, and——
oh! that food! One boy didn't want
to leave the hospital when he had
served his sentence because the food,
bed, and yes! a radio, were too en-
joyable. Each room has an individual
radio and a bed that raises and
lowers at the foot and head. So, if you
are feeling the least bit bad, you'd
better file your application for a room
right now. They might be able to
accommodate you in a week or two.
Did you know there was a basket-
ball team on our campus? And, really,
they are a swell bunch of boys. They
could play so much better if they knew
that this student body was fer 'em in
a big way. After all, that basket-ball
team needs the sixth man as much as I
the foot-ball team is incomplete with-.
out the twelfth. Come out on the|a|.pear on the program of the^ourth
r those Annual Teacher Training Conference.
"Formulating Objectives of Mathe-
matics Teaching for the New Aire,"
Mr. Box claims his picture is about
! the funniest thing he could offer for
l.nblication. However, (so we are in-
formed by the editor of the Kant
Texan) he is u fine fellow and a
real sport and is a popular instruc-
tor on the campus.
Is Scheduled On
E. O. Box, a member of the Fast
I'exas State Teachers College math-
ematics faculty, has been asked to
MRS. STAFFORD CONDUCTS
HINC-KONU ASSISTED HY
twenty-seventh and yell for those
boys and help them.
Beat Commerce' ■ ... . .. . .
We have the right number on Dick'*'1" * th" ul,Jwt of h,s ^
Holly now. He spends all his leisure! BwxJ"" T "" "wt™ctor „,h"
time at the Wright House-. After all, K *1 ^ u T' >7* .J
that's a right nice way to spend one's I "I™ 5«°- ™ore ^ ^
extra time if one has right honor-thar«' ^ P"««l«" ■*
able intentions. *he ' "*h Sch°0,| "* h *
i been a high school principal for ten
Beat Commerce. years, spending most of his time in
All of us started out so bravely |.ancestor and Commerce.
on the new semester, but aren't res- Hi is a graduate of the Universi-
olutions hard to keep? A nice epi-jly 0f Texas. While in school there
taph, though, that these June grad- j (,'t. majored in physics and matbe-
uates should take to heurt is onejmaties. lie took the Master of Arts
that runs: |degree in educational administration
"All things I thought 1 knew, but,and the Master of Science in mathe-
now confess , matics.
The more I know I know, I know Beth the father and mother of
the less." i Box were teachers. His father died,
Beat Commerce ! however, when he was nine years
The Press Club had a meeting «W; then h« *"'• hi became
that was gobs of fun, as well as in- °wnprr ttr"' manawrs of a general
structive, When Bill Murphee of Fort
Worth made a talk on cartooning.
In closing his talk, Bill illustrated
some of the points of cartooning on
the blackboard, and what that man
can't do with a piece of chalk
well, you should have been there.
These chumps who are eligible to
membership in the Prwss Club and
have missed the last two meetings
don't know what they're losing.
"School llays," "In the Little Red
School House," "Let's Be Schoolday
Sweethearts"- and all
mercantile store where
until he left for college.
Box plays golf the year around,
and according to reports shoots above
par most of the time. He is married
and has two children. His oldest son
is now attending the University of
Authorities are satisfied with the
rapid progress of the movement which
)>egan here a few weeks ago known
a* the Public Relations Forum and
appointments are being listed by the
committee for the discussion of var-
ious subjects in many communities
of this county.
Mrs. Margie Stafford, of the music
faculty, assisted by Catherine Currie,
led a sing-song at Roanoke Thurs-
day evening as the art-recreational
part of the program and Glenda Bev-
ill and Irma Wade directed games
for the children attending. I)r. Jack
Johnson made the address of the even-
ing and conducted the round-table on
"The Stablisation of Currency." It
was agreed by the approximately 150
present that a similar meeting would
be held on Tuesday, February 26,
with Dr. H. Brenholtz speaking on
Dean W. J. McConnell was speaker
hft the most recent Forum discussion
held here at the City Auditorium last
Sunday, his subject being "Some So-
cial Aspects of Unemployment." Con-
siderable interest was manifested and
Dr. J. C. Matthews has been invited
to speak next Sunday on "Crises in
Texas U. Prexy
m. A. President LECTURE SERIES
Dr. H. Y. Benedict, president of
Texas University, spoke in the regu-
lar assembly program yesterday morn-
ing under the auspices of the W. 11.
Bruce Scholarship Society. Dr. Bene-
dict also attended the conference of
scholarship societies at the Texas
State College for Women while in
No Marriage Ties
With Richard Dix
To Be Shown Here
Work on a general catalogue for
the other > the State Historical Collection has
sentimental school-day songs were been progressing rapidly, according
written expressly for Leonard Hard-J to Dr. J. L. Kingsbury, curator of the
ing and his latest weakness. It seems collection, and has already reached the
that this lad haunts the high school half-way mark. The catalogue will
building around "school-let-out" time include well organized reviews of the
just to walk home with the winsome museum's material on both the Civil
lass. What is the Biblical verse that and World Wars.
begins: "Train up a child - "? Two unique facts concerning the
Publications really showed out Tues-
day. Open house was held, and the
public was invited in to see what
really is in the basement of the
collection's war documents are that
out of its more than one thousand
pieces of Confederate money, none of
it is of Texas origin, and, while a
vast amount of Civil War papers
Manual Arts Building. J. D. Hall abound, World War papers are, as yet,
took the visitors on a complete tour extremely scant. Contributions of
so everyone could sec the new pre** Texas Confederate money and World
(which, between ui, is the apple of War documents are, therefore, espec-
tus eye, running a close race with i«Sly desired by the museum.
Elisabeth Ann for first place) in oc- The museum is the only State
tion. If you don't believe the punch museum in Texas.
was good, just ask Shelby Phillips or ______ses-s-ss—ssssssssssssss
Truett Meredith. They should know.
Best Commerce' STVDENTS FIND
It comes to a pretty pass when
Fresh mcr. (even second semester
Freshmen) cannot give an account
of their actions to a casual inquirer.
When E. B. Harris was asked if he
were behaving himself he answered
with Mae West's favorite phrase
Yes, he is the lad that it's a fight
when anyone makes him blush.
Avesta Is Nearly
Complete; Need a
The majority of the material for
this issue of the Avesta has already
been selected, and much of it has
been sent to press, acording to the
editor, Eva Joy Today. It is not, how-
ever, too late to submit material as
the book has not been definitely made
up, but the de ad-line is fast approach-
ing. Those who have been intending
to submit something but have neg-
lected to do so, must turn in articles
Prizes to be Awarded
Prizes will be awarded for this is-
sue as were for the fall issue. There
will lie separate prizes for the best
short story, best essay, and poem. If
an individual chooses, he may sub-
mit his work for consideration for
the T. I. P. A. contest, and in case it
•s entered, it will be eligible for a
cash prise varying in amount with
the tyiKi of article submitted. At the
close of the year, when the spring
number in published, the Avesta will
award three grand prises of $6.00
each for the best essay, short story,
and poem contributed during the
Wealth of Material
A great deal of material has been
submitted for this issue, and much
of it has been good. We are pleased
with the response made to our calls
for contributions, and we hope that
this book will stimulate more writers
on the campus to write better and con-
tribute more frequently to college
publications. We have exerted every
effort to make the magazine one that
you will be especially proud to take
home to your friends as a represen-
tative piece of work done in you
College, and it is our wish that you
will be pleased with it," say the edi-
RELATION OF SYSTEM OF
PUBLIC IlKtHKR EDUCA-
TION WITH REPUBLIC IS
"The major duty of the state is
the enlightenment of the people," Dr.
Harry Benedict, president of the Uni-
versity of Texas and prominent fig-
ure in astronomical circles, said,
W ednesday morning at the regular as-
sembly. "The school house is the hope
of the world. It is the means of mak-
ing individualism in thu world more
Dr. Benedict said that the depres-
sion may end soon, but that there i
u possibility of our "plunging into
something else worse.
"I don't believe that the psychology
of the American people has been
changed much," he stated. In discuss- . j-j j ,
ing the period from 1022-10*. he ^10 fcClUCatOr
pointed out that there has been a;
great many errors made in our think-
ing during that period.
"We thought that we were smoi '-n j
than the rest of the world. Nearly |
every nation thinks that. The growth j
of the United States is due mainly to*
the fact that England and France and
other countries involved in our coloni-
zation found a fertile area and ex-
panded the colonies. I don't think that
God is unfair. I think that if we have
defects God knows these defects."
Dr. Benedict explained that the
frontier is gone and we must now
think of the poulation of people to
MONITOR, DAVIS. CLOSE
ALSO TO APPEAR; SERIES
TO BEGIN IN MARCH
J. O. Loi'tin, recently elected pres-
ident of the Texas State Teachers
Association will appear on the pro-
gram of the Fourth Annual Teacher
Training Conference which is to be
held here on March 0-10.
Will Speak Before
A valuable lesson for women who
wait too long for love provides the
daring but subtle entertainment fea-
ture of "No Marriage Ties," starring
Richard Dix and Doris Kenyon, which the square mile, which is now a tro
PINE LOG EDITOR
IS VISITOR HERE
R. B. Melton, editor of the Pine
Log. college paper of the Stephen F.
Austin State Teachers College, was
a visitor in the Chat office yesterday
afternoon. Melton is a delegate to
the Regional Council at Scholarship
Societies of the South which is now
in progress at C. I. A. After a trip
around the campus Melton stated that
he was much impressed with the li-
brary and the State Histories I Collec-
Dm. He «lw stated that MnT. C.
campus was one of the prettiest he
SKATING ON SLAB
AN AMUSING PASTIME FOR A DULL
MID-WINTER AFTERNOON AT 4:00 TO 5:30
is to be shown in the Auditorium this
Bruce Foster (Richard Dix), con-
firmed tippler, free lover, and news-
paper man, is assigned to cover the
mendous factor in living.
"We talked about the public schools
and kept preaching of the cash value
of education while we were increas-
ing the enrollment of the colleges,"
Dempsey-Tunney match hut tarries injhe pointed out. "As we go on with
a speakeasy instead. His boas fires denser population and more schools
him. While solacing himself with [less attention is paid to income and I School. He has been principal of ele-
further potations, he meets Peggy external value. In America we bavejmcntary, junior, and senior, and vo-
Hon. J. O. Loftln, president of the
Texas Stale Teacher's Association,
will Ik* one of the speakers on the
program of the Fourth Annual Teach-
er Training Conference which is to lie
held here on March 0-10.
Loftin is a former student of this
< ollege, in fact lie was enrolled here
when the school was known as "The
Denton State Normal," and holds a
diploma from that institution. He is
also a graduate of the Southwest
Texas State Teachers College, and the
Colorado Teachers College.
He has served as teacher and sup-
erintendent in rural and city schools
of the Panhandle; teacher and prin-
cipal in the Corpus Christ! High
Wilson (Elizabeth Alien), a penniless
girl, and Perkins (Alan Dinehart),
an advertising man, who offers him
a job. Peggy goes home with Bruce
and lives with him upon a sort of
platonic basis, and both go to work
Soon Bruce becomes one of the
greatest advertising men in the coun-
try, hesitating, however, not one jot
to "lie like the devil" for the sake of
super-salesmanship. Perkins worries
constantly for fear Bruce will land
them all in jail. Meanwhile, Peggy
hopes that Bruce will some day pro-
pose marriage, although she is will-
no large body of trained servants, j cattonal schools on San Antonio, and
Our officers are people who know one; instructor in Sati Marcos Teachers
thing and that is how to get votes.
We haven't studied."
The sjwaker stated that colleges
seemed to rather go to war than to
study. He asked how many college
students really had a knowledge of
College for four summers.
Loftin is a Shriner, Phi Delta Kap-
pa. member of the T. S. T. A., N. B>
A., State Vocational Association, arid
American Vocational Association. He
organized the Junior High School sec-
IwTiking, tariff, and currency. The I tion of the T. S. T. A„ and has been
fact that a great deal of attention | its secretary and president.
was centered on unimportant things
rather than fundamentals was em-
phasised by the speaker.
"Man is the only large animal left
that is dangerous to man," he said,
"We are (500 times more dangerous
ing to suffer and Is* near him rather •l" u* thH" '
than speak of her love and lose him, ,,r" hUU,<i lhBl un,«H «*•
Bruce, upon his part becomes infat-1 le** sUj,l*ntH of lH,lay ,nBHter Bom"
uated with Adrienne Dean (Doris fun!l"m,'"U,H "f 1K'rmBnL'nt wolf,rc
Kenyon), a beautiful, love-starved iour cm,ntry wi" not ,M! hcU} ^ther.
head of a great cosmetic business, and j ronc'MB'wn *"> said, Im a
they plan to msrry. Complications near hy long-distance
tend to make the picture exciting and "lrti,n'Hl-
interesting for all. j —
Transfer Will Talk
At Council Meet
By Betty Lacewell
Whyn't you come out sometime?
The skating's fine. That is, the sitt-
ing's fine provided you don't get in
the way of Freshman Turner and his
gang of tag playing skaters. But woe
he to you if you should happen to a
mishap anywhere in the vicinity of
Pete Davis or he will fall on top of
y ju, sure.
Seriously, the best use that the slab
has been put to lately, in oar opinion,
is for skating purposes. On any Wed-
nesday or Friday afternoon from 4
until 6:80 you may find your best
friend careening wildly around the
slab fighting for balance and if you
think it looks like fun, it's free to ail -
but you had better not wear your high
heels. Just bring pour activity ticket
snd get there early for the number
of skate* is limited.
It has been *uggoeted that Carroll
Jackson start a class in the art of
skating gracefully. He is an expert
ftmcy skater and no doubt some of
the wobbly weaker sex would be
grateful for his assistance. Another
feature that might amuse you Is
being tewed around the slab by Pete
Peters, who claims that he has never
fallen yet and is very accommodating.
Spurlock and Avent get the vote for
the most graceful couple; it's a treat
to watch them. Paul Long is learning
rapidly; but E. 3. Reeves finally gave
it up as a bad job.
Miss Pruess reports that the hos-
pital business is picking up consider-
ably since all this started, but it evi-
dently has not intimidated any of the
more enthusiastic fans. There is al-
ways a crowd and if you don't enjoy
At Faculty Meet
With the new Charter for "Coopera-
tive College Planning" now complete,
copies of it were placed in all the
boxes of the faculty exchange Mon
day morning and a faculty meeting
was called for five o'clock Monday af-
At that time the Charter was for-
mally presented to the faculty by the
Student Council with the recommenda-
tion that it be considered. Clayton
Potter, president of the Council, brief-
ly summarised the conditions and the
needs which gave rise to its forma-
tion. Following his presentation, Su-
xanne Swenson, as a member of the
Student Council made a short talk
in favor of the proposed charter. Pot-
ter then opened the floor for discus-
sion of the instrument.
It was decided to appoint a faculty
committee to consider the charter and
to make recommendations to the fac-
ulty concerning the coaree to bo taken
by that body in regard to it. This
committee hi to begin work immediate-
ly it la understood.
"We are very enthusiastic in our
for the adoption of the char-
the president stated.
Sophomores who arc interested in
the bridge-dame at the Mary Arden
Lodge Friday night are requested to
attend the sophomore class meeting
WM afternoon at • o'clock Hi the
the sport, it is lots of fun watching College Auditorium, according to Le-
the antics of the victims. I roy Crouch, president.
The Elementary Council will meet
Monday night at seven o'clock in the
Mary Arden lodge. All the members
are urged to be present, according
to Miss Nellie Griffiths, sponsor, for
the election of a new vice-president
and secretary. The program will con-
sist of a talk on the Educational Sys-
tem in New 'Zealand by Isabell Crow,
a C, I. A. student recently transfer-
red from New Zealand, and a review
of a child's book by Datoy Childress.
Loftin is very much interested in the
welfare of Texas school education.
In "The Challenge," an article of his
which has recently been •published in
The Tc#tm Oullmok, be said "The fu-
ture of Texas is not written in terms
of the very wealthy, nor the unfor-
tunately impoverished. If there be
one class, that must lie preserved as
distinctly American, it is the great
wholesome middle class.
In another edition of the magazine
Loftin stated in an article that "The
Texas State Teachers Association has
joined hands with the State Board of
Education and the State Department
of Education in an unselfish attempt
to secure improved statutes for school
betterment and to enlighten the elec-
Miss Henrietta Terrin and her
brother, John Paul Terrin, sophomore
and freshman respectively, were call
ed to their home in Haskell Tuesday
night on account of the serious Ill-
ness and death of their father.
The North Texas State Teachers
College announces the appearance of
four lecturers to appear at the Col-
i iege at an early date. Three of these
will lie heard in March and the iast
during the first part of April.
Richard Halliburton appears March
7, at 8 p. m. in the College Auditor-
ium. His authorship of "The Royal
Road to Romance," "The Glorious
Adventure," "New Worlds to Con-
quer," and other productions makes
him one of America's best known lec-
turers. His address will probably be
"The Royal Road to Romance."
Internationally Known Actor
Max Montor, the next on the list,
will be presented March IB, at 8 p.
in. Montor, internationally known
actor and dramatic reader, comes as
a messenger of good-will to Denton,
where he will render a program con-
sisting of selections from famous
dramatists. He was horn in Vienna,
where he later attended the Imperial
Conservatory of Dramatic Art. He
made his debut in the Swiss city of
Zurich and travelled extensively in
Switcerland, Austria, and Germany.
He has appeared on Broadway, New
York, in Shakespearean as well as
in modern plays. His work is at pres-
ent sponsored by the Carl Shurx Me-
morial Foundation, a non-partison,
non-political organisation, composed
of American citixens who are seeking
to acquaint the American people with
the cultural contributions of Germany.
Montor is travelling primarily in the
interest of the German language.
Well Known Lecturer
Jerome Davis, Yale University pro-
fessor, comes to Denton March 21,
at 11 a.m. He is a young man of
marked achievements; received his
doctorate in sociology at Columbia
University in 1022; has lectured at
various universities; engaged in
Russian war work; made survey of
Russians in America; surveyed Rus-
sian conditions in the summer of
1026; member of National Social Ser-
vice Committee; author of numerous
hooks on Russia in particular, and
sociology in general.
Upton Close has been engaged for
April 0, at 8 p. m. He is a lecturer
of international fame. Some of his
lietter known lectures are on the sub-
jects "Behind the News from Asia,"
"Building New India," "Japan, China,
and the White Man." "Russia Shapes
Her World," "The Poete and Poetry
of China and Japan," "Stage and
Drama of Pacific Asia." Illustrative
lectures include "China—New and
Old," "China's BsnMud of Strug
gle." The ■nbfrrt Mr. Cleee will use
here has not been folly decided upon.
The public is invited to hear these
lecturers, according to announcement
from the Deans' office.
WHY WE CELEBRATE WASHINGTON'S
BIRTHDAY TEN DAYS LATE IS TOLD
BY DELVER INTO CALENDAR HISTORY
Today, the nation is celebrating
the 202nd birthday anniversary of
George Washington. Flags vivify the
main streets of the cities. Speakers
strain their poetic natures in at-
tempts to pay the "Father of Our
Country" fitting tributes. The flood
of popular music spilling from our
radios subsides every few minute,i to
Right you are. There ia a "Nigger
in the Woodpile."
Some time after Washington's birth,
the world discovered of a sudden, that
it had been moving a bit faster than
it supposed, and was, consequently,
ten days ahead of itself. There was a
big xtir. Everyone was interested, and
many suggestions were offered which
burst out with the national antfccm, or were totally useless. Conferences and
some stirring military march. It is meetings gathered and solved noth*
February 28! George Washington's!ing. Finally the right solution was
It is all very exhilirating. But did
you know licit Washington was, in
reality, born on the twelfth day of
Bombshell! Why, then, are we cele-
brating on the twenty-second? What
the mixup? What about the
and the his-
tory hooka, and all those things?
And George Washington never told
a lie! Was it lie who told us he was
born on the twenty-seconi? There's
a "Nigger in the Woodpile" some-
flags, and the
found. The calendar was simply turn
ed back ten days and the present leap-
year syateni waa worked out. So to-
day. we celebrate George Washing-
ton's birthday ten days late.
Washington, the man, the states-
man, the gentleman, inventor, writer,
31 Colleges Send
Delegates to CIA
Delegates from thirty-one colleges
and universities are attending the
Thirteenth Annual Convention of the
Scholarship Society of the South
which ia now in progress on the C. I.
The session opened at 1:80 o'clock
yesterday afternoon when Dr. Claude
H. Howard of Southwestern University
called the group to order, which was
followed by a welcome address by Dr.
L- H. Hubbard. After a business ses-
sion Miss Bessie Shook of this College
spoke on "Noah's Children." An open
forum then discussed programs and
problems of the group. The session
was closed for the afternoon with a
tea at the Teachers College Club
House given by the W. H. Bruce
Dr. Stoker Presides
Dr. Spencer Stoker presided at tfje
second session which was held in the
C. I. A. cafeteria in the evening. Dr.
O. T. Gooden, Miss Stella Leo Owsley,
Miss Hellen Matthews, and Miss
I Green Hawkins were on the
The convention opened this morning
gardner, engineer, sportsman — ha
was all of then* and more. And, after at 8:S0 and is to be concerned with
all. what diffeience does it make I the business of the council, including
whether we commemorate him on the committee reports as well ss business
AM or Km ltth of February, or on meeting, a gencrst assembly will be
the 4th of July, so long as we do truly held in the C. I. A. auditorium which
remembW Mfllf ' will bring the convention to a close.
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