The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 18, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 22, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY THE SCHOOL
YEAK BY THE STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION OF
NOTED PHILOSOPHER AND POET
OF INDIA SPEAKS IN UNIVER-
Babindranath Tagore, the distin-
guished Hindu singer, read to a large
audience in- the University auditorium
Wednesday evening, February 17th.
This was by far the most notable ly-
ceum number that has been given at
8outhweatern< University and those pres-
ent were indeed fortunate in having be-
fore than such a rare and charming
Tagore is India's greatest lyric poet
and spiritual and patriotic leader. He
is a distinguished writer and philoso-
pher. His songs are sung in his native
country—and have been for years—even
by the smallest children.
The poet eanght the attention of the
audience the minute he appeared on the
platform. His personal appear an ee was
unique and characteristic, although not
exaetljr what the aduienee had antici-
Tagore wore an oriental robe of dark
gray, which blended with his ffowinjg
hair and beard of the same color. His
broad forehead, whieh verified his in-
telligence; his dark eyes, full of mag-
netism; and above all, his pleasant
smile, gave him the appearance of an
artist, possessing a touch of the* divine.
Nor did the attention of the audience
waver when Tagore spoke his first word.
There* was a tone of sweetness in his
voice. This sweetness gave it strength,
and enabled the poet to carry the audi-
ence with him to the very end.
Only, fragments of Tagore's poetry
have been translated into the English
language. The poet explained that he
could not give his English translations
the music and melody of the original
poems. It was impossible to change the
music of them in English meter. This
wa* shown when the poet read several
songs in his native tongue. They were
full of melody and music whieh were
not quite as outstanding in the English
The national anthem, "Thou Dispenser
of India's Destiny," was one of the
most impressive selections rendered. Ta-
gore read it with great depth of patriot-
ism and feeling. The anthem was full
of sincere expressions of the poet's own
The poem, about the caged bird and
. the free bird was full of tenderness and
beauty. In these poems could be in
terpreted Tagore's own philosophy.
Tagore proved his ability to get the
child's attitude and'viewpoint in the
sweet and simple poems about the chil-
dren. They were expressions of his own
heart and he read them in a charming
manner. An occasional gesture made
" the poems mare effective for they mn
brought in during the reading stf unex-
pectedly, yet with an artistieness whieh
' produced a pleasing and lasting effect.
Tagore brought the evening's enter-
tainment to a close by reading a story
about Hindu life which proved a very
One could ape the greatness of Tagore
through his own songs. Indeed, the
poems seemed more like prayers and in-
vocations. They were read in that soft,
appealing way whieh made them even
Tagore caused the andisnc. to realise
perhaps as never before th* greatness
of -India, for in this Hindu poet was
manifested, the spiritual resources of
SAN JAC8 SPEND AFTERNOON
IN HIKING AND KODAKING
Members of the San Jacinto Literary
Society, a few Alamos, and some visit-
ors, spent Monday afternoon in a de-
lightful outing. Twenty-five or thirty
girls and boys left the Woman's Build-
ing about S o'clock for a hike to Lion's
When once on the river there is no
doubt about having a good time. Child-
hood games were indulged in and toast-
ed isarshmallows and Spplee furnished
fitting refreshment*. One of the main
features of the outing was kodaking,
ESTABLISHED 1907 FOURTEENTH YEAR
VOLUME XIV. NUMBER 18
GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 1921.
THE GREATER SOUTHWES-
THE BEST EQUIPPED SCHOOL FOR
COLLEGE ATHLETICS IN
Almost every big business concern
spends much money in advertising.
Schools do the same. Directly ad-
vertising in papers, sending men out to'
canvass for students, paying the ex-
penses for the time of members of
the faculty and others who attend con-
ferences and the like, in ordy to repre-
sent the school, maintaining an office
force for correspondence, Southwestern
University doubtless make a consider-
able outlay every year. All this is well
and good. But there is another way
in which we may kill two birds, and
more than two, with one stone.'
We do not have to pay one cent lor
the newspaper space we get when a big
match-game is featured, and the returns
to the school are far in excess of those
derived from an advertisement. From
a mere business, common-sense stand-
point, what more advantageous invest-
ment could Southwestern University
make than to put out football, baaket-
<ball, and baseball teams that ferould
"clean up" everything in sight and walk
off with the highest honorsf It can
Now there are others who know much
more than I do about how* it may be
done. That we can do it I have not a
particle of doubt. The high schools
are in a measure the key to the situa-
tion. They should be studied carefully
and systmatically. But'that is not all;,
it is only a begifiBing.' The high school
athlete must be assured that South-
western can give him exactly what ne
wants. We must s&Dte him
No one who knows the writer of this
article would suspect him of proposing
to lower academic standards. On the
contray, I want to raise them. (I am
not proposing front rank for South-
western in Athletics simply and main-
ly as a means of advertising the school.
I am proposing it because that is part
and an important part of our school
l^ork. We ought to do well whatever
we attempt. I want us to be in the
front rank in athletics because I want
us to be in the front rank in everything.
But that athletics makes Its appeal es-
pecially to American youth, that the
spectacular phases attract the attention
of the public, and that the loyalty ana
spirit of unity of the student-body are
thereby enhanced, will be denied by no
one who gives the matter a moment's
So I* move that we make Southwest-
ern University the best equipped school
for college athletics in Taxas, and i
should be glad to hear a second to the
motion. Our athletes can not do it all.
They must have support. Let the men
who take an interest in athletics and
know the game tell us what is needed.
In this as in all other matters we must
trust the expert. By such a course I
said that we could kill several birds
with one stone. x
Bird No. 1. Everywhere the school
would be known and favorably known.
Students would want to come. Money
would conje. Equipment- in all lines
would come. It would put Southwest-
era on the map. •
, Bird No. 2. We would be strength-
ing a regular and necessary department
of our school. It~would add to our
efficiency and self-respect.
Bird No. 3. It would improve the
morals, the college spirit, th^esprit do
corps, of the whole school, student and
faculty. One happy and enthusiastic
student leaving Southwestern is worth
to the school than a quantity of
and one knocker who airs
his grievances hurts the school more,
perhaps, than the mere loss of five stu-
. The boys are already out for baseball
practice. Hurrah for the Creator South-
western and the Bewt Equipped College
m the State.
J. C. GBANBERY.
CHANGE IN DEBATING TEAM
Harold Egger has been be
to debate with Chas. W. Pepper on the
Fiiiou and T,—" m
FEATURES Y.M.C. A.
BETTER ATTENDANCE AT UEVO
TIONAL MEETING IS SUBJECT
OF FREE DISCUSSION
PIRATES HAVE RRIGHT
LETTER MEN AND NEW MATERIAL
The devotional meeting of the Y. M.
C. A. Sunday evening had a larger at-
tendance than usual and v.-as favored by
the presence of Professtrs Gray and
Godbey, also Misses Marie Patton and
Annie Edward Barcus of the Annex.
The meeting was truly an informal
one, for several rousing songs were
sung, Miss Patton playing, then Mr.
Bergin announced the subject for dis-
cussion, "Why are Y .M. C. A. devotion-
al meetings not better attended f" and
called on Profelssor Godbey to start the
discussion. Professor Godbey in his
bigness of spirit and characteristic
broad-minded way of looking at prob-
lems, spoke very frankly about condi-
tions as they exist. He said we are all
interested in that whieh has an appeal
to us. This appeal must be so strong
that it touches a vital spot. But, he
said, there are possible many things
that require our time and attention.
Possibly it is to rest, take recreation,
or get ready for a trip to the Annex.
The Y. M. C. A. has a more vital place
than being a transition affair betteen
supper and church time.
Make the programs significant and
the boyB will be attracted to it. Get a
large number out and the singing will
be worth while, and in turn tne speak-
ers will be inspired to put forth their
In turn, every boy was called on to
make suggestions for a better Y. M. C.
A. Quite a diversity of suggestions
were received and each had its signifi-
cance. Some were agreed that student
programs would cause f| greater amount
of activity and consequently a larger
attendance. Others were of the opinion
that more noted out-of-town speakers
should be inflnded on the calendar of
weekly programs. Still others thought
that it wObld be best to have the meet-
ing some night during the week due to
the fact that Sunday is filled with re-
ligious services. ,
One of the speakers said: "It is
not an organization run by and for the
ministerial association and ttY" cab-
inet, bujtit. is yours, and it is up to you
to take part in it and make it what it
Another idea brought out was that a
little of the spirit of pessimism, which
is so prevalent, should be replaced by a
little optimism. Be boosters and not
knockers. v ^ \
Professor Gray closed the discussion
by speaking of the .au types of men
which the Y. M. C. A. was able to serve.
He said: "If you are religious and
looking for a contribution, you can get
it. If yon are not, it can help you to
see your duty and to live right."
Come out to the meetings regularly
and then you will have the face to ask
Laura Courtney, Esther Lawlis and
Mary Luey Marberry went to Austin to
while away The happy hoars.
Velma Wilson, Juanita Porter, and
Mamie Cathey are in Temple for the
Beth Beck took Amelia Deffffebaek
and Anna V. Thomas home to Taylor
PROMISE WINNING TEAM—S.M.
U. CANCELS GAMES
It's now the stylfc to bob
Andhthis*"'Kuyk" Ekes to
For* she is having Mr.
Bob the hair of every
tree! • « -3"
LOSE TO LONGHORNS
Many years ago Southwestern began
a habit which she has kept up until the
present time. This habit is none other
than putting out a fast, snappy base-
ball team—one that puts fear into the
best teams of the State and one that
comes out with the big end of the score
in the majority of gameB. This has
been done, not only in order to see Tex-
as go down in humiliating defeat and to
make a race track out of what is sup-
posed to be a game with S. M. U., but
it is done because baseball is a part of
Southwestern. It has been, and is, the
game in which Southwestern enters with
vim and vigor and in which she excels.
It is Mother Dear's favorite sport.
With the advent of spring weather,
Southwestern's baseball spirit is revived
and she finds before her prospects for
one of the best teams in the history of
the school. Captain Ostergard, from
the standpoint of one having the "in-
side dope," voices the current opinion
of the college fans when he declares
that prospects are brighter than they
were last year and that a team equal
to or better than last year's squad,
which administered upon Texas that 13-
to-8 defeat, will be developed. A mere
mention of the men who are out for po-
sitions on the team will be sufficient to
confirm this statement.
Captain Ostergard, who played third
last year, stands head and shoulders
above the average college baseball play-
er. Whether he holds down the hot cor-
ner or serves on the mound, his defen-
sive work will be greatly felt, his use
of the bat will be a deciding story, and
his experience and ability in piloting
the team will be a valuable asset.
Lamb, during his two years of-college
baseball, has made himself known as a
consistent outfielder and a sensational
hitter. Herrera, who has also made two
letters in baseball, is looked upon as a
satisfactory man for second base. Pear-
son as catcher, was the steady behind
the plate last year. Stafford, also a let-
ter man from last year, will be called
upon to do part of the twirling. Mc-
Daniel, a letter first-baseman, will be a
strong man. In addition to these letter
men who have reported for practice,
Krichamer, a dependable man from last
year's squad, will be out in time to get
Around this nucleus of letter men a
strong nine should be developed. A
wealth of new material is at hand and
no position will go begging for want
of an able player to fill it. In fact,
Ostergard expresses himself as being
highly pleased with the way the new
material is showing up.
Dillard, star Bartlett High shortstop
and much desired by other colleges of.
the State, will be hard to keep off the
team. The news that Houseman, short-
stop, may be able to play, makes it
seem evident that this position will be
taken care of..
For pitehers, in addition to those al-
ready mentioned, Bell of last year's
squad, Lunsford and Stirling of George-
town High fame, and Stone,, aire among
•the promising material.
A partial list of candidates for other
positions would include Harper, outfield;
Afayhew, outfield; Williams, catcher and
outfield; Love, third and 'outfield; M.
Bryan, short; Jack Bryan, short, Trip-
lets outfield; Neilson, Infield; Boone,
icfield; Blanks, outfield; Logan, first
base; Stirling, outfield; Roekwall, out-
field y-Shofner, outfield; Hawze, catcher;
With a month before the first game,
this material can be whipped into shape
and a winning team developed. Hard,
daily practice will prepare the team for
for a hard schedule. Seventeen games
have already been scheduled and more
wfll be arranged. Fans a^e disappoint-
ed over the fact that the team will not
have the opportunity to defeat 8. M. U.
Without- any reason whatever she has
cancelled the four games scheduled with
Scuthwestem. However, other games
will be arranged in place of theae. Tex-
as is making offer* for a third game,
and it is certain there will be a full
With prospects for a good
PRIATES WIN GAME IN RUSH IN
LAST HALF—HEYNE AND
LAMB IN GAME
Southwestern took great pleasure in
defeating the S. M. U. quintet on her
home court last Monday night by a
score of 18 to 16. The Pirates and
Mustangs for the first few minutes
seored very little, but the Mustangs
picked up in the last part of the half^
which ended 10 to 4 in their favor. Only
two field goals were thrown during this
half, the rest of the scores being made
by free goals. Heyne was back in the
game and added much needed strength
to the Pirate lineup.
S. M. U. started out strong in the sec-
ond half, but their rally was stopped by
a persistent offensive by the Pirates.
Lamb was wildly applauded as he made
his appearance at the beginning of the
second half, and his efficient guarding
broke up all of the Mustangs' plays.
Long shots were all tnat they took, and
these went wild. Foster led the Pirate
offensive, making three long shots. The
onlookers were gripped with a mighty
suspense as the Pirates.diminished the
Mustang lead point by point, and they
went wild when the Pirates finally
gained a one-point lead. Then the Mus-
tangs got one point ahead, but their
lead was short-lived, as Heyne's field
goal put the Pirates in the lead again,
and Herrera's free goal, just as the
whistle blew, ended the game with the
Pirates leading by a score of 18 to 16.
Captain Herrera scored 8 of the Pi-
rates' points with 6 free goals and one
field goal. Foster scored 6 points and
This was the most interesting game of
the season ane one which the Pirates
would rather won than any other
on the schedule. The line-up:
Southwestern—Herrera and Holloway,
forwards; Heyne, center; Foster and
S. M. U.—Kitts and Matthews, for-
wards; Brooks, center; Cooper and
Substitutes: S. U.—Lamb for Camp-
bell. S. M. U.—Pierson for Matthews.
S. U. vs. TEXAS
Southwestern's ring artists under the
leadership of Captain Herrera, met de-
feat at the hands of tile Longhorn quin-
tet Friday night. The game was played
in the Godbey Gymnasium and ended in
a victory for State by a score of 22-15.
The visiting team started a drive at
the beginning of the game whieh gave
them a margin upon which to play. Dur-
ing the first few minutes thg prospect
was dark for the local supporters. Tne
Longhorn squad played with perfect
teamwork and scored point after point.
But toward the end of the half, the pi-
rates began to change the prospects.
The whistle for the half found the Pi-
rates slowly gaining on their opponents,
but the score was. still 12 to 8 against
With the beginning of the seeond half
the Pirates continued their offensive
and by stellar passing ran the score up
to 12 to 11. At this point the Longhorn
defense stiffened and the Pirates were
never able to break up the lead of the
visiting squad. The game ended with
the score 22 to 15 in favor of the Uni-
versity of Texas.
For Southwestern Captain Herrera
starred, scoring two field goals and four
fouls, totaling nine points. This makes
191 points Herrera has scored this sea-
son. Holloway, Heyne and Lamb each
chalked two points. McCullough did
stellar work for State.
S. U.—Holloway and Herrera, for-
wards; Heyne, center; Lamb and Foster,
State—Peyton and Barrett, forwards;
Russell, center; Hill and McCullough,
Substitutes: S. U.—Pearson for Hol-
Referee: Henderson (Texas).
by the students, Southwestern is looking
forward hopefully,.confidently, and im-
patiently to what promise® to be the
moot successful baseball season in the
history of the coDese.
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