The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, January 12, 1912 Page: 1 of 4
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PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR BY THE STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY.
GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, JANUARY 12, 1912.
FIRE AT MOOD HALL
NOT MUCH DAMAGE—FIREMEN RESPOND
Excited Boys Throw Trunks from
"EPORTS FROM THE SOCIETIES
ALAMO AND SAN JACINTO ELECT OFFICERS
Other Important Businsss Transacted
GOLLEfif BASEBALL MEN MEET j THE GLASS OF 1912 WEATHER PREVENTS ATHLETICS
LARGE ATfENDAKCE AT WACO NOT AS LARGE AS LAST YEAR j IHilREST IN TRACK AND TENNIS
Eligibility Rules are Discussed
Quite a little excitement was
caused Saturday evening when a
fire alarm was turned in from
Mood Hall. The fire occurred on
the west side on the second floor.
While it is not known definitely
how the fire orig-'nated, it is not
impossible that it caught from an
exposed electric wire.
The real damage done by the fire
was very slight. It was some time
before the fire could be located and
in the attemps of the fire depart-
ment to locate and extinguish the
fire a great deal of water was used,
which did more damage than the
fire Had this not been done, how-
«ver, it is certain that the fire
would have resulted very disas-
trously. It is not possible yet to
estimate the ampunt of damage
As Told By a Mood Hall Boy
Last Saturday night about 7
o'clock, fire broke out on the third
floor of Mood Hall on the west <
wing. When the boys returned to |
their rooms from supper they found I
several of thair roams filled with
smoke. They gave the fire alarm I
at once, and the boys began to
to the scene of the fire. Action was
taken at once to stop the progress
of the terrible fire fiend, which
was threatening the destruction of
the Hall, and was about to render
homeless more than 100 heroic,
energetic and ambitious young
men. After viewing the situation
for a few moments they began to
realize the seriousness of the oc-
casion. Outside the cold wind was
blowing a terrible gale and it
seemed that the mercury would
freeze before morning. Knowing
what it would mean to be roaming
about on such a night, without a
home or a place to sleep, everyone
began to procure weapons of war-
Grozier, seeing the need of an ax
made a hundred yard dash to Mr.
Wilcox's in search of one. On his
way back he was overtaken by Paul
West who snatched the weapon
from his hand, and hurriedly made
his way toward the scene of action.
This mighty hero of the gridiron
began to smash the floor into a
mass of kindling wood, and thus
holes were made through which
At its last regular meeting on I Coach Arbuckle and Sim E.
Monday, the San Jacinto Literary J Sheffy, Manager of baseball are at
Society elected officers for
suing term as follows: •
R. E. Leonard, President.
C. W. Hall, Vice-President
May Yet Be Incresed
J. R. Sanders, Critic.
Gray Moore, Recording Secretary
W. L. Ditzler, Censor.
the en-1 home from Waco, where they at-
tended a meeting of the college
baseball managers and coaches of
Texas. Quite a large crowd was
present, and the outlook for a good
season was reported.
The rules governing- the eligibil-
G. B. Marsh, Corresponding Sec- \ ity of players pasied last year were
discussed and explained. It was
determined that students who are
to join the teamsj must enter not
later than ten day£ after the open-
ing of school and, all players who
played professional ball in class I)
'or higher in 1911 -tare barred.
Tentative schedules were agreed
upon for the seascfi. They will be
perfected and announced later.
Those present were Manager II.
M. Buttrell, Polytechnic, Fort
Worth; Coach Arbuckle, Southwes-
tern, Georgetown; Manager Sim
Sheffy, Southwestern, Georgetown;
Manager B. L. Mace, Agricultural
and Mechanical, College Station;
Manager T. C. Graves, Texas Chris-
tian University, Fort Worth; Man-
ager R. E. Carroll, Austin College,
Sherman; Manager T. J. Wilkins,
Trinity College, Waxahachie; Coach
George H. Pritch^l, Trinity Col-
lege, Waxahachie; Manager W. A-
Dealey, Texas University, Austin;
Coach F. L. Lurkham of Daniel
Baker College, Brownwood; J. R.
jLove, Manager and Coach Glaze of
PROF. MOSELEY RESIGNS
R. M. Barton, Financial Secre-
0. T. Gooden, Chaplain.
F. J. Story, Society Editor.
R. G. Bogqr, Exchange Editor
F. D. Nelm3, Assistant Business
S. W. Franklin was elected In-
termediate debater in the place of
G. B. Sanford, who failed to re-
turn after the holidays.
The resignation of S. E. Sheffy
as Commencement Debater was ac-
cepted and J. H. Ray was elected
to fill that vacancy.
The Society also elected Inter-
mediate and Commencement Offi-
cers as follows:
N: Y. Henry, President.
M. T. Waggoner, Vice-President.
R. M. Barton, Critic.
W. E. Paswhall, Recording Sec-
J. M. W-illson, President.
S. P Conn, Vice-President.
J. H. Ray, Critic.
C. E. Miller, Recording Secre-
The Alamo Society held its regu- before the holidays Prof,
lar meeting Monday morning and j Moseley hansel in his resignation
after a short but interesting pro-1as Professor of Physics. Prof.
.gram the following officers were
elected for the ensuing term:
P. J. Rutledge, President.
M. Y. Stokes, Vicfe-President.
H. G- Sprace, Recording Secre-
j. B. Milliken, Critic.
Ben E. Neal, Treasurer.
C. N* Williford, Censor.
F.R. Stanford, Sergeant-at-Arms.
H. K. Moorehead, Chaplain.
B. E. Neal, Yell Leader.
The Society appreciated very
much a visit from our President,
Dr. Bishop, and we wish to extend
to him a most cordial invitation to
visit us at any time that he sees fit.
Continued on page 3
Try The Palace Barbers.
Moseley's health has been poor all
the year and the doctors advised
him to get out and "rough it"
The resignation was accepted,
though very reluctantly, as the new
professor was making good, and is
a loss to the - school. Coming at
this time, the place will be hard to
fill, but for the present Prof. J. H.
Reedy, of the Chemistry Chair, will
meet the classes in Physics.
Prof. Moseley left last Saturday
for his home in San Antonio, and
in a short time will go to some
country place to live.
The Class of 1912 is not as large j
in number as the 1911 class, but, of'
course, its importance is felt just;
the same. There are only a few,
graduate students, but a large num-:
ber of Seniors in the special depart- i
ments. Last year graduated the:
largest class in the history of the
University, and this year the num- j
ber is not so large, but this shows j
that there is a decrease in attend-'
ance. There are new conditions to J
be met in the course of study which \
caused some to have to divide their
work and remain Junior another
The class hasn't been very busy
socially, as the new schedule hasj
kept everybody laboring with
books, but rumor has it that there j
will be some big receptions soon.
At the request of some former
students we publish a list of the !
class. It may not be complete, as |
some are endeavoring to graduate!
but are not now classed Seniors by J
Phoebe Bishop, J. H. Bridges, J
Annie Carter, F. D. Dawson, W. P.
Douglass, Mabel Flanagan, C. A. !
Frisk, Grace Gillett, J. W. Harri-
son-,--N. Y. Henry, J. E. Kilgore, j
N. G. Landrurrt, Olive McConnell, j
R. M. Moose, Monta Morris, B. E. !
Neal Mary Willie Perrin, P. J. I
Rutledge, Florence Ryan, A. C. j
Shell, F. R. Stanford, F. J. Story, i
L. C. Strange, Lulu Talley, C. H. [
Thomas, Mary Thomas, Clara Wag-
non, J. M. Willson, Gilbert Gres-
ham, Sim Sheffy, A. Frank Smith,
A. L. Kurth, L. L. Simons, Earl
Huffor, J. E. Matlock, R. G. Giles,
T. E. Lee, L. L. Stone.
Violin—Aline Bass, Frances Bar-
cus, Bond Sneed, Annie Sanford.
Piano—Lois Dixon, Ella Sed-
berry, Laura Patrick.
Expression—Florence Ryan, Earl
Huffor, Anne Carter.
Above is the list of special grad-
uates -just think, O S. U. people
of the recitals you must attend.
C. L. Satterfield, a former
dent, has re-entered S. U.
Hard Work to Begin Soon
Track work and tennis were ex-
pected to occupy the time of many
athletes immediately after the hol-
idays but so far the weather has
been so severely cold that progress
has been somewhat hampered.
However, the preparation of tennis
courts is going rapidly on,and much
time and money are being spent on
them. At the Womans* Building
two courts are being made, which
it is said will be as good as can be
found anywhere. The boys at
Mood Hal are now working on the
courts there and expect to have
them in first-class shape in a very
The prospects for a track team
are good, although several of the
old men have left us. Sheffield,
who was elected captain, did not
return after the holiday and Snipes,
Keene and Voigt graduated last
year, and Elrod failed to return.
But we have Headrick, Bode, Lewis
and other old reliables, and several
freshmen are said to be very fast,
hence Coach Arbuckle will have
some good material with which to
It is a little early to tell what
baseball will do, but several old men
are here, and there will be some
fifty or more freshmen to try out
Nothing will be done for a few
days as the weather is keeping
everyone in doors, but soon all at-
tention will be given the athletic
field, and lively times will hegin.
, The Prohibition League held a
! very interesting meeting on Tues-
day evening, President J. E. Mat-
I lock, presiding.
j Mr. H. 0. Metcalfe, '08, deliver-
ed a very interest address on "The
Problems of the Social Drink."
j Mr. Metcalfe was an enthusiastic
; worker of the League when he was
! in school, and is always interesting
in his addresses.
The State Secretary will visit S.
i U. soon, and a large membership
■will 14'reet him with interest.
W. M. Craig, '08, teacher of
science in Waco High School, is
with his parents in Georgetown, the
Waco school being closed tempo-
rarily on account of meningitis.
Palace Barber Shop.
Mrs. Matthews and daughter,
Miss Louise, are back in George-
town after a year's absence in Port
O'Conner. Miss Matthews is a
former student of S. U.
A nice 12 by 30 inch pennant for
75c at The Nook.
NEXT NUMBER ON LYCEUM COURSE
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Huffor, Earl. The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, January 12, 1912, newspaper, January 12, 1912; Georgetown, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth400854/m1/1/: accessed March 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Southwestern University.