The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 19, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 27, 1917 Page: 2 of 4
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Entered as second-class mail matter, Sept. 27, 1912, at the poslofflee at George-
town, Texas, under act of Congress of March 3, 1011.
All matter for publication must be in the hands of the Editor by $ a. m. Monday
morning. Don't forget to sign your name to what you hand in.
Address all communications to The Megaphone, Georgetown, Texas.
Member of Texas Collegiate Press Association.
A. P. BLACK, JR Editor-in-Chief
U. ROY JOBSON, General Assistant Editor
W. W. SIMONS Athletics
IlNEZ AYRES Society Editor
LESLIE A. BOONE... ...,,' ...Staff Poet
ALAN MANCHESTER Special Editor
RUTH GODDARD .<..<v.\ Special Editor
E. A. PERRIN Business Manager
W. 11. STIN'DT Assistant Manager
SOLLY I1ARTZO v. wv % Assistant Manager
TENN1E MAE BASS Special Assistant
LAUCILE ENROD Special Assistant
The staff has hud in mind for
some time the idea of letting each
class get out an issuifc of The Meg-
aphone on four consecutive weeks.
This matter has been mentioned to
several representatives of the re-
spective classes \Vho have 'received
it with enthusiasm. It is the cus-
tom at several other colleges and is
meeting with great success, both in
helping the papers and exciting
keen rivalry between the classes.
It is requested that each class bring
this up for discussion at once and
if sufficient interest is manifested
the first issue will appear at an ear-
Every student should regard the
request made by the members of
the basketball team and give their
support to bringing the teams of
St. Mary's and S. M. IT.- here for
return games. Manifestly our team
has not had a fair,chance at these
teams and certainly we have a team
as good or better than either. For
years the Southwestern girls';teams
have had the reputation .of being
the top-notch teams of the State,
and at no time have they received
the hearty support of the students.
They deserve the support of every
man in school, and it is hoped that
when a call is made' for. funds to
finance these games the response
Mill be immediate and general.
(A column in which students may ex-
press their views on any subject perti-
nent to college life. It is urged that
students take advantage of this column,
not only to arouse interest in the sub-
jects under discussion but in order that
real good may result. Articles should be
as short and concise as is possible in jus-
tice to the subject in hand, and it is
preferred that they be signed. Names
will be omitted upon request.)
Prof. R. W. Tinsley made a fly-
ing trip in the interest of South-
western the latter part of the week
visiting Caldwell, Somerville, Bren-
ham, and Giddings. At Caldwell
he found E. L. Alberson ('16), who
is making good and losing no op-
portunity to say a good wor.l i'oi
S. IT. While Ttf "Caldwell Prof.
Tinsley took time to call on the
home folios of all the students here
from that town. He heard many
nice things concerning the Glee
Club, which had just been there.
Misr, Gladys Brewer, now teaching
at Lyons, was oyer to hear the
Club. At Somerville, J. O. Webb
('14) is superintendent and has
the situation well in handv, Jno. R.
Spivey ('14) is holding fort at
Bellville. He was in Somerville
with his basketball team and won
the match. Southwestern has no
better friends than IV^essrs. Jno. M.
Matliis Jr. and Sr., prominent law-
yers of Brenham, and here's hop-
ing that Jno. M.,,$oph„ (now a lit-
tle more than a yeayjsld) will fol-
low in the footsteps of liis worthy
sires). The Brenham folks are re-
gretting that A. & M. and South-
western will not play their annual
series of baseball games there dur-
ing the Firemen's Fiseta in May.
Ury Moses was«on hand in Gid-
dings, his home town, though lie
has a nice school at new Dime Box,
a boom town on the Dalsa. Miss
Eula Hearst is teaching in Gid-
dings. Miss Effie Black at Ledbet-
ter, and Miss Rose Bear at Lincoln.
Prof. Tinsley says we must begin
to get ready for the crowd May
Day. as a large number of people
from that section are planning to
come. It follows that Southwes-
tern is well represented in the
above mentioned tpmtpitylSnd next
fall we may expect a. much larger
attendance from that, section of
Moral: Let's all throw our
hammers away and get our bats
and horns and go down to the ath-
letic field and help Qoach Hooper
make a winning ball team.
It is not very encouraging for a
small group of faithful members to
meet in the literary society halls
arid carry out the programs, while
a number of the members remain,
•in their rooms, giving as their ex-
cuse the trite statement: "I've
got a lot of work to do." From
Saturday afternoon until Tuesday
have about sixteen hours more time
for work than we ordinarily have.
With this extra time, it seems that
all the members could come out if
they would. One has just about
as much "work to do" as the other.
Of course, if any member can gain
more by staying in his room, by
playing tennis, by listening to the
Victrola. or by spending the liter-
ary society hour with the other sex,
then he is taking the wisest course.
But if he is going to do this, he
should tender his resignation,
thereby ceasing to be ;Jiy longer a
dead letter on his literary society
If he cannot support it, then by all
means he should not hinder it. It
is better to have a small member-
ship, but active, than a large mem-
bership, about half of which are
carcasses. A Student.
SHALL LITERARY SOCIETIES BE
"Go to father,'' she said
When I asked her to wed,
For she knew that I knew
That her father was dead •
And she knew what a wicked
Life he had led,.,,*
That's why she said,
""Go to father." —Ex.
No doubt the gentleman who so
freely criticised the literary socie
ties in the last issue of The Mega-
phone meant the criticism in the
best spirit. To an outsider, how
ever, who read such an article it
would seem that literary society
work in S. TT. is a dead letter, while
that is far from the truth. I am
not saying that great improvements
cannot and ought not to be made,
but we are far from being down in
the ditch yet.
One reason for a smaller attend-
ance than that of fifteen years ago
is the fact that the student body of
today is absolutely full of organiza-
tion. Every student in college is
required to take at least one course
in public speaking. Besides this,
we have German literary societies,
Spanish clubs, and many other
such organizations. One student
cannot belong to all of these and as
a result, a fewer number can be-
long to any one of them.
I can only speak for one of the
men's societies, but as far as that
is concerned, the broad a ad all-
sweeping statements in last week's^®
Public Opinion are certainly not
applicable. Our attendance is not
as good as it should be, but it is cer-
tainly not true, as one might infer
from the article referred to, that
the society only meets about half
the time and then without a quo-
ruin. So far as one society is con-
cerned there has been a meeting ev-
ery Monday morning but one this
school year. The morning on which
there was no meeting word was pre-
viously passed out to that effect.
Another fact is that there were
more possible candidates for the
Triangular Debate this year than
there have been for several years
past. It was a general comment
after the debate of Friday night a
week ago. that there was a better
crowd out than there had been in
advertising had been done in town
and that there were relatively
speaking no town people in the
To a large number of the student
body it is incomprehensible how the
gentleman arrives at his climax and
final conclusion that "there is very
little to encourage literary societies
to remain much longer in South-
western. '' For those who put any-
thing into them they still have a
compelling attraction. They still
offer a drill and practice in practi-
cal public speaking and in parlia-
mentary procedure which can be
obtained in practically no other
way. They are recognized by the
faculty generally as helping the in-
dividual more than any course in
the institution. Our literary soci-
eties have a past that is worthy of
any college. They have a training
for the student which he needs and
should have. On looking into the
situation there is very much to en-
eour&ge literary societies to remain
much longer in Southwestern.
A Literary Society Member.
APOLOGY FOR POETRY
(Leslie A. Boone)
Lost in sleep I sat and listened where
the star rays slyly glistened,
Listened to the listless stanzas of the
musty old romanzas,
Satiated by a past, soothed in ecstasy
Passed into a second sleep more secure
and still more deep:
Listening to the listless sthnzas
Of the musty old romanzas.
Lokman like I lolled in wonder, listen-
ing to the mad notes thunder,
Listening to the sweep of song coming
from the zephyrus throng;
Doting o'er the detonations of their des-
Heard a single soothing tone, from some
harp before unknown:
Listening to the sweep of song
Coming from the zephyrus throng.
When T heard this wild note straying
from a harp some spirit playing,
Then I heard a gentle swelling, seemed
as though some soul were telling
Telling to this heart of mine, some old
Melody that in its stealing, found a hid-
den chord of feeling:
And I felt a fuller swelling
Of the things this harp was telling.
Lost in silent meditation, wrapped in
Listening to the listless stanzas of the
musty old romanzas,
Something touched by disturbed nature
locked me up in its luscious lure
Held me as the music stealing, touched
the depth of hidden feeling:
1. Listening to the listless stanzas
Of the musty old romanzas.
THE RANGER'S FAREWELL
(Leslie A. Boone)
Pardners, roll me in my blanket for the
air is getting chill,
And the night is comin' quickly from
beyond the Western Hill.
Put my head upon my saddle, it has
been my only bed;
Let me watch the dyin' sunset and the
distant skies of red.
This old norther will keep groanin' and
sighin' through the night.
But the dirge that it's a-moanin' I'll
forget with mornin's light.
When the first brush daubs the east,
I '11 be far away from here.
If the Lord is only willin' and my title
is all clear,
I oughter to be in Heav'n with the An-
gels around the throne
A-sittin' on his right-hand side, in a
chair of marble stone.
But I won't be sittin ' idle, for I '11 have
a harp of pearl
That I wouldn't swop for nothin' that I
know of in this worl'.
As my hands go strayin' like, fiddlin'
on them strings of gold
I '11 be singin' to them Angels, some
sweet song 1 learned of old.
Now it's gettin' rather airish, and the
dark is comin' fast
Ond I know by how I'm feelin' I just
naturally cannot last.
So afore I sneak off gently let me shake
each horny hand
Let me wish you health and wealth be-
fore I leave this .coyote land.
SAN JACINTO MEETS
Mr. George Eads opened the pro-
gram with a well-rendered declama-
tion on "Our National Parasite."
It was a splendid declamation and
The question for debate was
Resolved, That a world wide Mon-
roe Doctrine, as outlined by Pres-
ident Wilson in his recent speech
before the Senate, should lie adopt-
ed as the doctrine of the world."
Mr. English opened the affirm-
ative by arguing that our position
as a world power makes the reten-
tion of our national policy of isola-
Mr. Hat hour of the negative con-
tended that a large per cent of the
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Mr. Highsmith of the affirmative
showed splendid preparation and
good logic. His position was that
such a move would be practical, be-
cause it would give the league more
executive power and would be the
next logical step in the world's
progress. We highly commend his
faithfulness in taking the prepara-
tion of the regular Monday morn-
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Mr. Merritt of the negative sup-
ported the proposition that such a
move is Utopian and ideal, but not
After the discussion a resolution
was adopted setting forth the wil-
lingness of the United States to en-
ter into a concert of power with the
nations of the world;
San Jacinto, in conjunction with
the Cody' Society, is contemplating
the rendering of a public program
at some future-time, which, if car-
ried out, we believe will be a real
stimulus to literary society work.
We sincerely hope that such an idea
can be worked out.
After a short time spent in bus-
iness affairs, the society adjourned.
Visitor (at private hospital)—
'' Can I see Lieutenant Barker,
Matron: "We do not allow or-
dinary visitors. May I ask if you
are a relative "
Visitor (boldly): "Oh, yes; I
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Matron: '1 Dear me. I am glad
to meet you. I am his mother."
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Black, A. P., Jr. The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 19, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 27, 1917, newspaper, February 27, 1917; Georgetown, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth401227/m1/2/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Southwestern University.