The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 12, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 17, 1918 Page: 1 of 4
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PUBLISHED EVEBY TUESDAY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAB BY THE STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHWESTEBN UNIVEBSITY
GEOBGETOWN, TEXAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1918.
TRAINING CORPS DISMISSED
Honorable Discharges Granted to
All Enlisted Men Sunday.
After a brief but strenuous ex-
istence of some two and a half
months, the Southwestern Univer-
sity unit of the Students' Army
Training Corps was formally de-
mobilized yesterday. It had been
known for some time that the time
for disbanding the S. A. T. C. was
very near and for the last week the
S. A. T. C. boys have been making
their plans for the return to civil
The final physical examinations
for discharge were made by Dr.
Moses Inst ^Saturday, and at varj-
ous times tnroughout the week the
boys have been called into the or-
derly room to sign various papers
pertaining to the army paper work.
Saturday afternoon at retreat,
Lieut, Riley, the commandant, read
the order of demobilization to the
company, saying that it was the
last formation at which lie would
Sunday '''morning, immediately
after mess, the company formed
alphabetically and ^received dis-
charges,pay, insurance slips, and
other papers. The company pic-
tures taken by Mr, Stone were dis-
tributed at the same time. Lieut.
Blalock expressed it by saying:
"Men, when you get this money,
dbnt rush out of the orderly rQoin.
You have an insurance slip, an hon-
orable discharge, and several little
things to get before you leave."
One peculiar feature of the Sunday
morning pay day was the line of
bill collectors who formed just out-
side the ,door and "fleeced" the
student soldiers of their hard-earn-
ed shillings. Laundry bills, press-
ing bills, picture bills. Annual bills,
and various others, appeared with
- There were several reasons for
rejoicing on the part of the S'. A. T.
C. boys, but t(,ere were also some
causes for regret. One boy said it
this Way, as the boys came out of
the orderly room proudly showing
their discharges and the few green-
backs that had escaped the bill col-
lectors: "Don't cheer, boys; the
old S. A. T. C.'s about to die."
"Stick Around Till Christmas"
proved to be correct. The close of
the work of the S. A. T. C. occurred
much sooner than the majority of
those interested expected, but it has
even in the short time of its exis-
tence, done good.
While rejoicing in the new free-
dom and consequent opportunity of
pursuing the educational and busi-
ness plans, some of the boys will
regrett the close of the S. A. T. C.
, Physically, almost all of the boys
. have been helped, some of the boys
have had an opportunity to come
into contact with academic life,
•Which might. not otherwise have
been possible, and in numerous
ways the military life has been of
• Immediately after the discharge
papers were given out, the boys as-
sembled in front of the barracks,
and Paine Williams, representing
the members of the unit, presented
Lieut. Riley with a1 w#ist watch as
.a. inark of appreciation of the men
for the splendid work of the com-
mandant. Lieut. Riley replied
briefly but feelingly, saying in
concluding, "I have but one favor
to ask, and one that I will recipro-
cate, and that is that I hold a place
in your memory."
Some fifty or sixty of the boys
left school immediately upon re-
ceiving their discharge and will not
return fcir exams. In spite of this
fact, however,' prospects for the
ext, term are" good, and faculty
and student body anticipate a suc-
cessful term on a peace basis. *
We again have a watchmaker, jeweler
and engraver. Bring us your Vork. v
Wilcox Bros. Co.
LAST WEEK A BUSY ONE
In spite of the fact that the boys
have known for over two weeks that
the dismissal of the unit would be
effected on the fifteenth of the
month, the work of the S. A. T. Q.
unit proceeded as usual throughout
the last week of the unit's exist-
ence. On all of the five drill days
of the past week, drill and hikes
have occupied the full time allotted
to such work.
On "Monday the company drilled
dovVn University Avenue toward
town, executing all sorts'of move-
ments as they went down the street,
to the intense amusement of the
passers. A short march out the
Austin road was also a part of the
afternoon's program. On Tuesday
a very strenuous afternoon of drill,
executed for the most part in dou-
ble time, occupied all th%afternoon,
producing several- cases of badly
blistered feet... On Wednesday sev-
eral new movements were explain-
ed and executed. On Thursday,
though it was drizzling rain, the
company hiked out the North Ga-
briel road. The trip occupied about
two hours and a distance of about
seven miles was covered. On Fri-
day the 'company .hiked for about
three hours on the Austin, road, at
a cadence of exceeding quick time
by about twenty steps per minute.
On last Tuesday and Wednesday,
the men of the command attended
lectures attfie University building
on subjects of interest to soldiers.
To both lectures the student sol-
diers marched in military forma-
Inspections, cleaning of barracks,
and formations have been held as
usual, and little or no departure
from the regime has been occasion-
ed by the nearness of demobiliza-
tion. • " *
SAILOBS ON INACTIVE LIST ,
The ten naval reserves of South-
western went to Waco last Wednes-
day, reporting to Camp MacArthur
to await the Commanding Officer of
the.8th Naval District. On Friday
the sailors were assigned to the in-
active list,... being held as reserves
for four years. Edens, Mixon,
Lawrence, Stroud and Robertson
returned on Saturday, while Wil-
son, Carter, Young, Hardt and
Tucker have reported to their re-
spective homes. Some of them are
sporting civilian clothes with great
gusto and evident satisfaction. An-
other cause for their gratification
on their return was the long delay-
ed pay that they found awaiting
•Y' SECBETABY AT DALLAS
Dr. II. K. Taylor is in Dallas at
a conference of the S; A. T. C. Sec-
retaries of the Southern Depart-
ment. The purpose of this confer-
ence is to make plans for ' Y' work
for the next six mo'nths, a change
in plans being imperative because
of the demobilizataion of the S. A.
T. C. A. R. Elliott, state Secre-
tary, and David R. Porter, of the
New York office, are among those
who aire meeting with the 'Y' .sec-
FACTS ON WAR WOBK PLEDGES
To date only $825 have been paid
on the U. W. W. Pledges made last
month. This is about one-third of
the total amount pledged by South-
western. ' The students should
make plans and money during the
holidays to redeem these pledges,
to. the end that Southwestern may
again go "over the top,",leading
all Texas colleges.
Big line of Jewelry for Christmas.
Wiled* Bros. Co.
SERVICE AT ANNE
ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
AND ENJOYABLE EVBNTS
OF WHOLE TEBMf
Altering, Cleaning, Repairing, and
Pressing. W. H. Cowley, Tailor.
On last Saturday night the girls
of the Annex gave their Carol Ser-
vice in honor of Christmas. Sev-
eral years ago the custom was in-
augurated and it proved to be an
occasion of such a sacred and beau-
tiful character that Southwestern
has clung to it as one of the most
impressive ceremonies that takes
place among her walls.--
This year,' the strain of the war
having been lifted, the girls were
light and happy indeed, and they
entered into the Christmas spirit
with unusual fervor. For several
days before this service was to take
place, the students were bringing
in the greens and thq autumn leaves
from the woods. Then came the
Christmas tree. It was indeed
amid much happiness tliaf it, was
anchored in place. On thf day of
the service the house was ablaze
with red and'gold of the-autumn
leaves. The brilliance of the flow-
ers, the masses of dark greeji cedar,
the red Christmas bells, the holly
wreaths, and garlands of mistletoe,
all helped to make the Woman's
Building unusually attractive.
At the hour of five-thirty p. m.
the guests, consisting of all mem-
be,rs of the faculty and the-ir wives
and the girls of the Senior class, be-
gan to arrive. Among the guests
that received an unusual amount of
homage was little Phoebe lion-
ise Pliares, the granddaughter of
Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Bishop. As
this was the first, Christmas tree the
litlle lady had attended, she being-
some ten weeks of age, wnryoge
was more than usually interested
At six o'clock the guests were
were ushered into tli • dining room
'by Miss Frances Cocke, who repre-
sented the Christmas, Spirit. T''e
room was lighted by altar candles
and lights from the Christmas fee
which was a blaze intense. And the
many decorations that go to make
tips, beloved symbol one dear to the
hearts of older as well as younger
The guests heard in.the distance
the soft strains of a hundred girls'
voices as tbey rose in "llolv ! Holy !
Holy!" Nearer the voices came.
The doors were thrown open and
two long lines of girls clad in white
and carrying lighted candles, slow-
ly entered the hall and inarched
about the Christinas tree. There
they formed a circle and the Christ-
mas program then followed:
Holy Holy, Holy Chorus of Girls
Prayer.; Dr. K. P. Barton
Hit en t, Night. Chorus of Girls
Scripture Reading Dr. M. Bishop
O, Little Town of .Beth-
lehem Laura Courtney
Christmas Lullaby Frances Wright,
Christmas. ■jKinily Jerviis Enochs
Joy to the World Chorus* of "Girls
Distribution of Christmas
Favors Christmas Fairies
The Christmas Fairies were dain-
tily clad in red and white. Wreaths
of poinsettas crowned their heads
as they flitted here and there carry-
ing dainty trays filled with Christ-
mas favors. They received a hear-
ty welcome from the guests.
The dinner was served in three
courses and consisted of:
Fried Chic'ken Giblet, Gravy
Creamed Potatoes H6t Rolls
Then followed a salad . course,
after which was served cream and
ffhis year the Woman's Building
}lad some forty boys who added
their voices in the chanting of the
hymns. These boys are most pop-
ularly knoWn as "Boy Scouts."
They have taken their meals at the
Annex for the past three months.
Miss Aloise Walker presented
Miss Kuykendall with a beautiful
floor lamp, expressing the love and
NEWS OF FACULTY
MEMBER IN FRANCE
DB. J. C. GBANBEBY LECTUBING
TO FRENCH SOLDIERS IN ED-
Letters from Dr. John C. Gran-
bery to Prof. Davison, written
shortly before the signing of the
armistice, contain the information
that Dr. Granbery is now doing
special work in 'the educational de-
partment of the Y. M. C. A. For
some time Dr. Granbery was in
charge of a "Foyer du Soldat"
near tile famous battlefield of Ver-
dun, performing the same duties in
the French army as does the Y. M.
C. A. Secretary in the American
forces." He was requested at one
time by high authorities to become
a Chaplain, but did not desire the
change. However, recently, he was
requested to become a traveling lec-
turer, speaking to French soldiers,
interpreting to them the American
soldier; a work of great importance,
in bringing the two peoples more
closely together thru the medium of
education. The last, letter was
written from Bretagne. Dr. Gran-
bery- was at this time with Jim Ly-
ons. who is a Chaplain, They were
having a great time reading letters
from home to each other. Shortly^1
before this, lie had seen Robert
Mann, of Georgetown, in Paris. Hie
said that "Bob" was one of the
finest looking soldiers lie had ever
Mrs. Granbery is Regional Direc-
tor of Education for the Y. M. C.
A., and well and happy. ?
The helmet, which he had sent
recently, lie had picked up himself
after a fastlv retreating boche had
thrown it down in the road, desir-
ing no doubt to rid himself of all
impediments in order to enable him
to outrun the Yanks, who were au-
daciously refusing to be held.
" THE WINTER TERM
At a convocation of the men of
the University at chapel Monday
morning. President C. M. Bishop
spoke concerning plans for next
The demobilization of the S. A.
T. C. will necessitate the reorgani-
zation of the Self-Government. As-
sociation by the men of the student
body—not t hat penalties may be en-
forced, but that order and regula-
tions may be carried out in the best
way for all concerned.
To this end, all college men will
be required to room and board in
the men's dormitory. This step
was taken after a lengthy consider-
ation by the faculty and adminis-
trative officers of the1* University.
The faculty vote on the matter was
unanimous, the interests of all in-
volved being considered.
All men who enter school will al-
so be required' to sign a pledge or
agreement that they will respect-
fully observe the regulations of
the self-government association and
of the University. Dr. Bishop stat-
ed that the man who would not thus
enter upon his horror is not wanted
in Southwestern by the faculty or
by the men and women of the Uni-
EDITOR '17 YEARBOOK HERE
II. R. (Red) Knickerbocker, '17,
editor of the Sou'wester of that
date .and prominent student during
his college career, came up last
night from Valentine, Texas, where
lie is stationed in the Signal Corps.
He is greeting old friends and vis-
iting his wife and her people, hav-
ing married Miss Laura ' Patrick
FOR DRY CLEANING call DEAN
MILES, Phono 262.
sentiment of the .entire body of
young ladies. It was received with
a beautiful talk in which Miss Kuy-
kendall told how the red meant
courage, of which she wished to
help strengthen the girls, the blue
meant true, and the light meant the
light of each and every "irl's life.
ANNUAL "S" BANQUET
BIGGEST AND BEST EVER STAGED
AT SOUTHWESTERN HELD
AT THE ANNEX
One of the most delightfully ap-
pointed affairs of the season was
the annual "S" banquet given in
honor of tlie new winners of the
"S" and the men who went out
for foot ball.
The Annex dining hall was
made very attractive by the use of
bright autumn leaves and ever-
greens, with graeefiil festoons of
the Black and Gold. Places were
laid for forty-one -couples includ-
ing the Athletic Council. Most ap-
propriate for favors were the tiny
footballs as place cards and the
programs for the evening.
In the absence of the president
of the Association L.. G. Tucker/
Coach Godbey, acting as toast-
master, cleverly and aptly intro-
duced each speaker.
Paul Young in his toast,
''Breaking in the Rookies," made
the foot ball rookies appreciate
more fully the delights of the ev?
ening'by vividly bringing up the
first days and hours of light "with
dummies and bucking machines.
There was no doubt in our
minds as to "How It Feels, to Be
a Rookt" ajjter hearing -lack
Young's fjslf-Frke way that he ex-
pressed his appreciation of the old.
men in helping break high school
■men into college football players.
The feature of the evening was
the speech of Ex-Captain Cawthon
''When the Squad's'Right." He
proved to us without a doubt that,
lie was captain of a squad that
was '"right." In a '.resume of
the successful football season he
reminded us of the games in which
the squad had been especially
right. He expressed his delight
at having reached one of the goals
of his ambition, being captain' of
a S. U. football team and by point-
ing out the comparative score on
a screen, 19 against 2(>, lie proved
that he was captain of the best
football team in Texas.
This was followed by a "snap-
py" prophecy by "Touchdown"
McCollough, -captain-elect. He
promised us that he expected to
do all he could to make a success-
ful squad "when we go over the
top next year."
Who could better tell us about
"Backing the Team" than Mar-
garet Barcus. She was only
preaching what she practices in
every game as a "full backer" on
the-side "line. ,
Private Curtis distinguished for
us the difference between ''On
Right Into the Line" in the army
and in foot ball. In the army one
follows the fellow next to him, in
foot ball he hits the line even
though he is the only irtan that
does. We all know how our foot-
ball men act at home but Camp-
bell showed us that their conduct
abroad is'such that they truly rep-
resent S. U.. As the company is
at its best during "company
front" so is our squad on a trip.
How could there be an athletic
affair- without Profesor Tinsley.
lie brought to our minds "The
Veterans." He expressed the re-
gret of all ast the absence of four
of our veterans—the "gobs."
Tucker. Wilson, Edens and Law-
Last, but not least, came the.
closing event of the .delightful oc- "
casion, Dr. Bishop's impromptu
speech. There was just time left
then for the boys to make a hasty
retreat and get to the barracks
in time for the delayed ''call to
Turkey Dressing' Giblet Gravy .
Mashed Potatoes Crertmed Peas
Parker House Rolls
C. S. Harkey.
Fruit Salad Saltines
Tutti Frtiitti Cream Cakes
Fitch's Quinine Tonic, $2.00 per bot*
tie. Palace Barber Shop.
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Waldrop, Gayle. The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 12, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 17, 1918, newspaper, December 17, 1918; Georgetown, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth394548/m1/1/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Southwestern University.