The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 12, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 17, 1918 Page: 2 of 4
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Entered as second-class mail matter,
Beptember 27. ID 12, at the postoffice at
Georgetown, Texas, under Act of Con-
gress of March 3, 1911.
Gayle Waldrop .Editor-in-Chief
George W. Truitt.. . .-Business Manager
Chas. W. Ptfpper General Assistant
K. G. Mood, f)r..
K. A. Love.:...
M. R. Thomas..
Berna Sillure . .
Est.cn Willingham.. . .Assistant Manager
Travis Franks Assistant Manager
Margaret Hftrkcy... . Assistant Manager
. Assistant Editor
. Assistant Editor
. Assistant Editpr
. Assistant Editor
. Assistant Editor
"The inner sell' of men—thou-
sands of men are crying for a
chance and tl^.pity of it all, these
men do not realize that there is
such a call. Jieing hampered has
become a habit, and the good qual-
ites or talents cannot come out
alone thru the bars this habit has
constructed. -Haven't you seen
Aie qualities jn many of the stu-
dents about, which they do not, ex-
ercise, and only because they never
have? They are dead to their own
methods—their best methods for
insuring success." Such is the
spirit that one Southwestern sol-
dier has. Is it not the highest per-
gonal application of the ideals of
the allies in the war ? The concep-
tion of the rights of personality, of
the little to exist along-side the
great, of the co-operative develop-
ment of both in a splendid spirit
of brotherhood? Here a Christ*-1 friends, helping them to be cheer-
mas gift for ourselves and for all ful and happy in the sacrifices they
We have come to the end of a1
chaotic and eventful term. The in-
itiation and the demobilization of
the S. A. T. C. unit, together with
the influenza epidemic and other
complicating factors, have indeed
changed the entire aspect of South-
western life. It has been a differ-
ent school in all respects from the
years previous and no person could
correctly judge Southwestern, no
individual could come to know and
to love Southwestern in a busy, tu-
multuous term as the past has been.
The Governmental experiment in
education . has ended as abruptly
as it began and the system was in
operation such a short time and un-
der such trying conditions that its
permanent adoption can hardly be
urged from the resulting experi-
ence, though it has given evidence
of many desirable qualities. It is
a disappointment to many stud fell ts
and faculty members that the S. A.-
T. (J. was not continued throughout
the year—perhaps the cont<>mplat-
etlii. 0. T. C. is to be a modification
swinging the balance of emphasis to
the academic side, in View of the
end of hostilities. £
The faculty is due our h&rtfelt
and deepest thanks for moving ex-
aminations up to begin on Monday,
giving us two whole weeks for the
Christmas Holidays. College work
has not been everything we could
wish this term—we have not been
able to do our BEST—but now is
the time to decide upon the quality
and amount of work we are to do
next term and to "count the cost."
The faculty has a sympathetic atti-
tude this term realizing our plight.
But next term our greatest energies
and capabilities are to be challeng-
As we go borne, so anxious to see
the .old town and old friends, and
most of all, the home folks, let us;
remember the many homes, that
have vacant chairs because of men
in France, nearly 2,000,000 of them
—and some of them always to be
vacant. Let us be thoughtful in
our renewed associations with these
out a bigger and better Megaphone
the next six months. Again, The
Megaphone has been delivered late
almost invariably. This, too, will
l e changed and the paper will be
in your hands on the day of its pub-
The old plea of student co-oper-
ation and support is again made in
these columns. The trite statement
is repeated that this is your paper.
Help to make it like you want it—
or don't criticize it to the makers'
backs. It has been a pleasure to
serve you... We ask that you may
help us to see how our service may
be multiplied and enlarged. Yours
for the greater Southwestern!
EXTRACTS FROM BROTHERS'
LETTERS OF S. U. GIRL
French Wedding Customs.
There was a wedding in town today
and instead of tying cowbells and tin
cans to*tlie luggage the whole popula-
tion followed the coupple through the
streets,.singing,as loud as possible and
making' mAnghi noise to wake the dead.
When 1 first' Sato the procession, ' I
thought the Kaiser had been murdered
and the war was over, but I finally
learned that it vfas Only a small wed-
ding affiiir. *'
French Sales Day.
This has been a typical French Sales
Day ami the market square has been
crowded all day. The people congregate
upon the square to sell their wares and
put up small tents as if it was a car-
nival. I.by goods, hardware, and ev
erything imaginable is for sale, They
have chickens and pigs in coops and
bring along tlfleir pet milk cow to try
trade her. It is an interesting sight
and full of humor, when first experi-
There has never been a dish of ice
cream in town, and they do not manu-
facture ice only in very large towns.
the world is to be found—a new
consciousness of the worth of, and
the respect due to, and the .inspir-
ation that may be given to person-
ality. .Christmas gift and New
Year's gift, j^id may it prove of
value every day of the new year!
CARD OF THANKS
The S Association wishes to ex-
press its appreciation of the kind
services of Misses Craddock and
Kuykendall in making the S ban-
quet such a decided success.
Get the very best Hot Chocolate at
The Alcove. None better.
Geunine CcA. Cola served at Bren-
have made. And so
Good-bye! Hope to see you next
For with this twelfth issue The
Megaphone completes the fall term
of the present school year. It is
with a sense of relief in a way that
that this third part of our work is
ended, and still, there is a feeling
of regret; regret that more time
and. thought was not available to
make it a better college paper, rep-
resenting all sides of college life in
a fuller and more interesting man-
ner. Yet this is not an apology—
the entire staff have worked as one
and their loyal co-operation and
work is not to be minimized. But
we voice the. hope that we can put
Everyone is in the very best of spirits
today on account of the good news, but
we are so surrounded by that "veil of
mystery" that we can't understand
just what is to happen next.
The hard work is just beginning and
henceforth will be a period of recon-
struction. France must be rebuilt and
every devastated portion of this coun-
try will have to be repaired. 1 don't
know wfhether we will have to take part
in the,reconstruction or not, but I'm
hoping, they will see fit to send us on
home, and start the good work at once.
We never know what to expect next
now, and there is no telling what we are
to do from now on.
Come in and
Oriental and Crochet Aandker-
chiefs, Gloves and Sewing
Ths town is in a big tumult of joy
and laughter. The people have just re-
ceived thy news that the war is over
and peace has been declared. They are
running up and down the streets Mth
American and French flags. Those that
can't get the American flags are mak-
ing them. They pat us on the back and
are very grateful to the Americans. The
French girls ran to all fhe doors and
yelled, "The war is over!"
"New Stuff for This Country.''
Of all the wonders and queer things
that haV'fe been sent to Francte from the
States is a bath tub. • The oply ttib in
Toul is now being installed in the Y. W.
C. A. Hostess House.
"Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here"
I was amused at the little French
children in the street of a town we
marched through'. They sang, *' Hail,
Hail, the Gang's All Here,'4' and flop-
ped along in their wooden shoes, selling
candy and nuts at, exorbitant prices.
Everything here is very high and about
fifty years behind the times.
A funny thing happened the o.ther
day. We were singing "Hail, HaH, t}ie
Gang's All Here," and the French
hail heard it so much that they thought
ot was our National Hymn. They took
off their hats and stood at attention.
The people in the city near this camp
were very happy yesterday when we
were there. They were having parades
and shooting fire-crackers like it was the
Fourth of July. But there was one
thing I noticed about the parades that
made me sad and that was the yery few
men. , They were all women, and in
mourning at tlfcat. Every man I saw
was either old or crippled. My heart
pours out in sympathy for the poor
French people; but they are not. the
only ones who suffered. I saw Ameri-
can boys with arms and legs off, and
worse thfin all, gas burns.
I think the war is about over but we
don't trust the Huns-^-we are working
just as hard and not slacking up on
anything. The Germans have no moral
principle, and therefore, can not be
trusted, any more than wolves. When
we have all of their "subs," guns and
airplanes, then we may say peace. *
A Merry Christmas
Happy New Year
LES BELLES DAMES AU BON CO EUR
^As the sun first broke the Eastern
bars and spread his refulgence over the
battle scenes of the night a sorely
wounded soldier was lying on the crest
of a shell hole, in which there had been
collected a pool of water.
Oh! you bold stream with rays agleam,
Come to bear me home.
Or will your flow of liquid glow
Take me further to roamf
Ah! fresh and cool, sure from some pool
High on the Vosges Hill,
You had your fount, from icy mount
Where all is calm and still.
Your cool green banks and liquid pranks
Sing me of long ago,
And once again I'm on the main
Back to the land I know.,
Ah! Lad coy, this soldier boy .
KWws you, a fairy child,
But tell to me, if that I see
Is my sweet mother mild.
And yonder, too, with eyes of blue,
And fairy foot-,step light:
0 sure!. I see, the Heart O' Me
' That stayed nie through the fight.
The Sun is up, I see his cup,
Brimming with fiery rays,
But each sunbeam that strikes the stream
Takes me to other days.
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And now my ship is out the slip
Behind we leave the quay,
But mother 's here and sweethear's cheer
Will keep me on my way.
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The Valley of the Fallen.
(Aubrey A. Graves.)
They are there in swollen num-
bers, V ;
They are there in all their plight.
They are there in long, deep col-
Standing silent, in the night.
They have gathered from the hill-
They have come in from the plains,
But they're feach the other's kins-
Tn the valley where Death reigns.
They have come in all their armor
Which is rusting fast with blood,
They have wakened from their
In the murky Planders mud.
They -are there in deep formation
With their faces pale and drawn,
For-they're standing last inspec-
Ere they sleep forever on.
All is Solemn, all is quiet,
All is still from rank to rank; •
Not a whisper there is uttered.
Not a sound of musket's clank.
They have gathered there togeth-
For their final grand review
From the fields of fickle battles,
From the scenes of blood and rue.
There the drummers stand atten-
Soon to beat their solemn raps,
There the fallen souls are Waiting
For the bugler's final Taps. ,
They are standing* there together
Ere the moon sets wan $nd pale,
For 'tis then they sink forever
'Neath the grasses of the vale.
Nice line of Statioenry. Give us a
trial. Wilcox Bros. Co.
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We again have a watchmaker, jeweler
and engraver. Bring us your work.
Wilcox Bros. Co.
Christmas jars of Tobaccos and Citrare
at The Alcove.
Kappa Alpha Fraternity announces
the pledging of George Cross, of York-
You don't know until you come and
see- what we have in holiday goods.
Cash Bargain Store.
You will find that gift foivthe folka
at home at The Cash Bargain Store.
Gifts of all kinds at The Cash Bar-
When you got your discharge come to
The AlcOve and buy a drink on it.
Hot Chocolate and other good Hot and
Cold Brinks served at Brcneke's.
Something swell in Ivory Sets.
, Wilcox Bros. Co.
^Fitch's Lilac Toilet Water,
U. W. W. Pledges due. '
Fresh shipments Ellmer's and King's '
package candieB at Breneke's.
Mentholated Face Cream and Lather
Brushes. Palace Barber Shop.
Chili, Oysters, Fish, and Short Orders
Fine line of W. W^ W. Rings at Bren-
Big assortment of Jewelry at Bren-
Have your razors honed at the Pal-
ace Barber Shop.
Don't fail to see our line of Engraved
Christmas Cards. Wilcox Bros. Co.
U. W. W. Pledges due.
Give us all
Joe Lee Thompson
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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/m1/2/: accessed April 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Southwestern University.