The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 17, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 2, 1944 Page: 4 of 4
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Saturday, December 2, 1944
TO THE EXES
SUPPORT SOUTHWESTERN IN THE
For a number of months reference has been
frequently made to the fact that the Ex-Stu-
dents’ Association of Southwestern University
has undertaken the laudable task of securing
from ex-students and friends sufficient war
bonds to underwrite the erection of the Stu-
dent Union Building when conditions war-
rant the resumption of building enterprises.
Now that the sixth War Loan drive is in
full swing it is certainly timely that we should
be reminded again of this opportunity to not
only invest surplus money in ways which will
speed the war effort, but also at the same
time, to have such funds held accumulating
interest until they can be converted into one
of the most practical an durgently needed
buildings on the Southwestern campus.
This matter has been given thoughtful con-
sideration by not only the executive committee
of the Ex-Students’ Association, but by a
number of individuals who are vitally con-
cerned with the future- of Southwestern. We
feel therefore, that now is the time for loyal
and patriotic friends of the University to ex-
press such loyalty in terms of their War Bond
purchases. National and local Bond drive of-
ficials have given such projects as this their
approval, and Bonds purchased in any com-
munity will be credited to the quota of that
Aside from the urgency of the War Loan,
we feel that this project is worthy of the care-
ful consideration of every ex-student and
friend of the University for several reasons.
In the first place, such a structure, as we have
already pointed out, is badly needed to meet
the social and recreational requirements of the
student body; moreover, it has been included
in the general campus plan that was recently
adopted by the Board of Trustees as they
mapped out the future for the University.
Funds for this building along with other
buildings is included in the overall estimate
of the Board of Trustees that a million dol-
lars should be spent on improvements around
the campus; therefore, everyone contributing
bonds to the Student Union Building should
bear in mind that he is contributing to the
total program of the University, one that has
the approval of all the administrative author-
We have been very keenly interested in
studying some statistics that have been made
available to us about alumni giving in some
for representative institutions and over a per-
iod of better than fifty year Institutions
studied have included state ,. id privately
owned and operated schools, large and small,
and in all sections of the country. The aver-
age contribution of each alumnus was ap-
proximately $12.00 per year, and the percent-
age of alumni making some contribution an-
nually ranged from 24% to 57%. It is need-
less to say to all who keep themselves informed
about such things that Southwestern ex-students
fall far below this average both as to the per-
centage of alumni making a contribution and
as to the average contribution as well.
Purely from the standpoint of pride in the
institution we should be moved to more con-
certed action in the matter. It seems to the
writer, however, that pride is always one of
the lower motives to which we should appeal,
and certainly the project at hand will stand
on its own merits in so far as need, useful-
ness, and potential contribution to the total
University program are concerned.
It is our earnest hope therefore, that as
the Sixth War Loan progresses we will be
hearing from more and more of our ex-stu-
dents making a pledge or a contribution to
the Student Union Building through War
Bonds. It will be borne in mind that it is
not necessary to make the total contribution
at this time, although it should be remember-
ed that purchases during December to this
cause can be charged against the 1944 taxable
income, but many people are making pledges
that run over a period of four years, and such
pledges are accepted gladly and gratefully.
Let us therefore, assure success with the
Sixth. Let us invest some money where it will
do two jobs at one time, help win the war
and build f ie Student Union Built mg. Let
us keep before us the fact that this is our op-
porutnity to make our dollars do double
^ US? _
“GOSH, WHY COULDN’T I BH) A NAVY VEE-12ER?”
Willie the Wag’s Corner
By "WILLIE” WILLIAMS
Bogle, Bone, and Wainscott—
How infamous those men!
House mothers shudder with despair
Whenever th y come in.
When you indulge on Friday
In another chocolate sundae,
Don’t be too amazed at
The extra pounds on Monday
TALE WITH A MORAL
He wouldn’t do a bit of work
And people wagged their heads and sighed.
And when he asked the public for aid
They said he hadn’t any pride.
But he was still a healthy man
When his friends had long since died!
QUESTION TO A SOURPUSS
If you don’t wish for wealth or for fame,
And if you never seem to derive
The least bit of pleasure from love or from life,
Why do you stay alive?
ADVICE TO DOUBTFUL MAIDENS
The sailor boys are really nice
Although their talk is full of "spice”.
THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE
When I was in my early ’teens
And LIFE began to bother,
Dad sent me to my mother
Ma sent me back to father.
When I had just turned twenty-one,
Dad finally said to me,
"I’ll tell you all about the GIRLS
When you are twenty-three!”
But Uncle Sammie got me first
And made a sailor (?) out of me.
And I am sorry to admit—
The GIRLS are still a mystery!
SANS - CULOTTE
When I am lounging without my pants
I can laugh at the proverbial ants,
For how can I become infested
When of my pants I am divested?
A GAMBLER’S LIFE
At the races and on Wall Street
People lose a lot of money.
They shoot themselves on Wall Street;
At the races it’s just funny.
KNOW YOUR NAVY
1. A Sea Lawyer is—
(A) An officer aboard ship whose duty it
is to protect the enlisted man in court mar-
tials. (B) A seaman who is prone to argue,
especially against recognized authority. (C) A
certain type of noisy fish found in trop cal
2. What is a "pratique”?
(A) An official memorandum commending
a ship or an individual for services rendered.
(B) The loop in the end of a semi-wire line.
(C) A limited quarantine. A permit by the
port doctor for an incoming vessel, being clear
of disease, to the liberty of the port.
3. When some one says "to the leeward”,
(A) Direction away froith the wind. (B)
Direction into the wind. (C) Direction at
right angles to the wind.
This column had a temporary vacation last
week (some would like to make it a permanent
one) because of the lack of a snooper-drooper.
Sneaky job, that is. Any one who would like
to apply for the position will be gladly ac-
* * * *
E. J. McDONALD’S chums stormed in,to his
boudoir, ran to his bunk, pardon me, his bed-
stead, and soundly shook him out of deep
and peaceful slumber. As he muttered and
raised his head slightly, the assembly informed
him it was time for E. M. C. (Early Morning
Calisthenics). He dressed quickly, ran to the
door, and gave a quick glimpse at his watch.
Then he stopped, stood still, spun, and roared.
It was half past eight! (Now, this all hap-
pened long ago when it was legal to "sack in”
during the day. Oh, how we long for the
good ole days!)
* * * *
The two young things were alone. The
moon was shining beautifully.
TONY EDWARDS: "Ya know, you re-
mind me of Cassanova.”
BOB CRAIG: (Modestly) "Aw, how can I
remind you of him? He’s dead.”
TONY: "Yeah, I know!”
* * * *
Now available to the gals of old S. U. •
that strong, silent man with the mountainoui
muscles, that football fiend, SAM CLEAVEN-
Guess why? I’ll never tell!
* * * *
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY: "What are
the names of those bones you have in your
hands, Miss Watts?”
POLLY: "Oh, these? - - - - Dice!”
* * * *
Long and lanky and blonde—you know him—
ED WALTHAL, ya see, is from Tennessee
Where the cotton blooms and blows.
Why he left his home in the South to roam
’Round Texas—ask the Navy; it knows.
He feels sorta funny in the land of honey,
But it holds him like a spell,
And he’ll often say in his homely way,
"Gosh, this country is swell!”
* * * •
That robust, husky fellow, resembling a
bear in physical structure, J. G. (PAPA)
ALLEN, has broken the tradition by coming
out of hibernation in the beginning of win-
ter. Here’s your chance gals; don’t miss it!
* * * *
Talking about Strang incidents, beat this
one. One of our beautiful young coeds
(BETTY HERMAN) was recently pinned
by a S. A. E. (DICK HAND) in the Kappa
* * * *
It seems one "PRINGLE PRONGLE”
PRINGLE has an affinity for one FANNIE
JO NANCE. He’s that guy that’s always in
a hurry, and she’s not so slow.
* * * *
Walls, floors, halls, doors, hundreds of
books to delve.
Boys, it could happen only in V-12!
* * * *
We’d still like to know what happened to
that almost permanent punch bar BOB
HATCH and CHUCK WILLIAMS built at
the Country Club for EDITH JANE EDENS
and BOOTSIE JOHNSON.
The longest geographical name in the
United States is that of a lake near Webster,
Mass. Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagog-
gchaub una gungamaugg.
In a list of persons reported as centenar-
ians, 1561 were men and 2706 were women.
Benjamin Franklin’s abilities ran in many
directions. He was a philosopher, a states-
man and an inventor.
The first fork was brought to this country
in 1633 by Gov. John Winthrop. It was in
a leather case with a bodkin and knife.
4. On ship, the "Accommodation ladder”
VOL. XXXIX Saturday, December 2, 1944 Number 17
Pat Henry ----------------------------- Editor
Cecil Aycoek - ....... Assistant Editor
Jack Graves ___________________ Sports Editor
Reporters: Pat Mackey, Dott Stuart,
Rob Craig, Margaret Cohen, Virgin-
ia Palmer, Joe Lorraine Horner,
Janet Birklebach, Kay Johnson, Mar-
tha Palmer, Mary Helen Baker,
Dorothy Daniels, Buster Haas, Puff
Published by the Student’s Association
of Southwestern University, Georgetown,
Texas. Issued weekly during the school year, i
except during vacation periods and holi-
days. Entered at the postoffice at George-
town, Texas, as second class mail matter.
Sept. 26, 1906, under special provision of
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mailing at special rate of postage provided
for in Section 1103, Act of Oct. 3, 1917,
authorized Aug. 20, 1918.
Seamen wear trousers with unusually wide
bottoms in order that they can easily be rolled
above the knees when cleaning decks or land-
ing in shallow water.
is which of the following?
(A) A ladder from the flying bridge to the
fo’castle. (B) Portable steps from the gang-
way to the water line. (C) The ladder from
the main deck to the fire room.
(ANSWERS ON PAGE 3)
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