The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 38, No. 28, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 8, 1944 Page: 1 of 4
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Weekly Publication of I exus’ Oldest University
GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, !.Sh\Y, I KM. X, l‘M4
N l KM HER 2T'
Union Building Drive Launched Saturday
“Pinafore” To Be Given
On Friday, February 18
Bob Goodrich Uses Christian Life Theme
Sixty Southwestern students spe-
cializing in professional and minis-
terial courses are negotiating for de-
The government is deferring two
classes of students this year. The
first category includes students
studying for a major in the sciences.
The other is composed of pre-med-
ical, pre-osteopath, pre-dental and
Those students in the first group
are a little late in many cases In
trying to complete their courses, for
the Man Power Commission set
the quota at 10,000 and that quota
has already been reached. The quota
might be extendeded, however, but
even then acceptance for a defer-
ment will be slim, for there are
about 200,000 such students in the
universities across the country.
The requirements for the second
group are rather difficult to main-
tain. The student must be a bona
fide student of a university and must
he able to be accepted into any class-
ified medical school or seminary. The
student must also have a recom-
mendation from the Institution he is
All the paper work is handled
through the Man Power Commission
in Washington. A transcript of each
nominee’s grades is sent with a let-
ter of recommendation to the cen-
tral board in the oapital, and that
hoard works through the local
hoards. The classification is entirely
out of the hands of the University
or the individual and everything is
left in the hands of the Man Power
Commission; local boards have no
voice in the matter.
JOHN R. WAYKEE
At A Qlance
Washington—The Senate is re-
suming debate on the soldier vote
bill after a delay while parlimen-
tary difficulties were straighten-
ed out. Senator Lucas (L-Hl.) co-
author of the bill, is still hopeful
that the measure may be passed
although opponents are maintain-
ing that the matter should be left
to the states.
Allied Headquarters, (Algiers)
Bitter fighting between the Amer-
ican Fifth Army and Hitler’s
crack SS troops And the Amer-
icans pushed bock two miles but
digging in about eighteen miles
from Rome. All lines of offensive
action have been straightened as
eonsentrations of German troops
have been shifted to hold the city
at all costs.
London.—Russian troops are re-
ported to have another group of
German divisions, this time be-
tween 75 and 100,000 men have
been bottled up in the Dnieper
bend. Whether this is the same
trap the Soviets have sprung sev-
eral time during the last week or
so was not stated in the report.
London.—T h e British capital
seems disturbed over the actions
of Franco and his “neutral” Axis
sympathiser. German observa-
tions are stationed on the
Spanish side of Gibraltar and ship-
ments of fruit bound for England
have cor tained a few dangerous
Sailing into port in the Univer-
sity Auditorium on Friday night,
February 18, Her Majesty’s Ship,
“Pinafore” will be met on her ar-
rival by many beautiful young
ladies of the Southwestern student
body. It is reported that the crew
of this noted English battleship
will be on board for a full dress
inspection when Sir Joseph Porter,
First Lord of the Admirality, is
piped aboard. The public is cor-
dially invited to be present on this
All of which is to say that the
Gilbert and Sullivan operetta,
“H. M. S. Pinafore” is to be pre-
sented to the University Auditor-
ium the night of February 18.
This operetta, one of the most
famous of all light operas, is be-
ing presented by the Southwestern
Chorus under the leadership of
Miss Roxie Hagopian. Directing
the staging of the production is
Mr. Angus Springer, acting head
of the speech department of
"H. M. S. Pinafore” is a satirical
representation of the English
Navy in the days of Queen Vic-
toria. It is also real old-fashioned
melodrama in music. The story
evolves around a lowly member of
the crew, Ralph Rackstraw, who
has fallen in love with Captain’s
daughter, Josephine. Josephine is
also in love with Ralph, but her
hand has been promised to Sir
Joseph Porter, First Lord of the
Admiralty, by her father who is
attempting to raise a level in so-
cial position thereby.
Also on board the ship during
its stay in port is the gypsy ped-
dler woman (and also vampire of
the story). Little Buttercup, who
is eventually instrumental in un-
tangling the very tangled love
Add to this the fiendish threats
of Dlok Deadeye, villtan of the
story, the hilarious antics of Sir
Jospeh’s sisters, cousins, and aunts,
who follow him wherever he goes,
and the rollicking sea-chanties of
the crew, and you have an even-
ings entertainment that is almost
impossible to surpass for laughs,
drama, and beautiful music.
Playing the parts of the lovers,
Ralph and Josephine, are John
Roger Walker and Jean McDovfell.
The ultra-polite and pompus Sir
Joseph Porter is wen portrayed by
Bob Browne, while Jimmie Childs,
Mot hifi previous
cal appearances, takes the role of
Captain of the Pinafore.
Dick Deadeye, arch villian. Is
See PINAFORE, page 2
Speaks 5 Times
On S. U. Campus
Last week, on five different oc-
casions, Southwestemites heard
tho Rev. Bob Goodrich of Hous
ton preaching in assembly, :n
chapel, and each evening in the
Library Auditorium. Mr. Goodrich
who attended S. M. U., has been
on the Southwestern University
campus for the past three years,
engaged in similar work.
His five talks comprised a ser-
ies of lessons on Christian life.
Tuesday in assembly, his first ap-
pearance before the Southwestern
student body this year, he spoke
of belief, and its importance in
life. It is often said that it makes
no difference what one believes, as
long as one’s actions are all right.
In a number of concrete examples
Mr. Goodrich proceded to dis-
prove tli is statement, and went on
to prove that belief is the most
important thing in life. “Belief”,
he said, “determines acticgi.”
There are in the world many
people who are not Christian, yet
conduct their lives in a Christian
way. These people, so says Mr.
Goodrich, are living on borrowed
standard--the Christian standard.
There would be no Christianity un-
less someone had, in the begin-
ning, believed. Somewhere, some-
one, had to believe in Christ and
In his later addresses, Mr. Good-
rich carried out this beginning. He
devoted his Tuesday night address
to development and enlargement of
his morning talk, and brought up
the question of God’s plan for
(See GOODRICH, page 3.)
Moving Days End Sat
Visitors See Improvements
Several major changes have been
made in the arrangements of of-
fices in the administration build
ing here on the Southwestern
campus in the past few weeks.
An almost complete revision of
office facilities was made possible
by the University's present re-
modeling plan. Room Id, which in
past years has been the art lab-
ratory room for the school of fine
arts, now contains the office of
the dean of women, the office of
the director of public relations, the
ex-students office, the student
lounge, and offices for the staffs
o f The Megaphone, and The
The registrar’s office has been
moved to the former library bind-
ery and its old space has been
divided into a receptionist office,
an office for the president’s sec-
retary, and a conference room.
The school’s business office is be-
ing remodeled and a billing room
has been added where the faculty
post office was formerly located.
Room 8 which is the old office of
the director of public relations is
now to serve as a class room, and
a men’s smoker is to be built in
the lobby between the new public
relations office and the English
Several more new features are
unde/ consideration now, but the
plans have not been completed.
Southwestern Is Described!Dr. Score, Knox
On Cedric Foster's Program
Devoting his entire broadcast at<s>-
noon Monday to the proposed can-
celation of the V12 Programs,
Cedric Foster, radio commentator,
described his visit to Southwestern
University. He began by quoting'
a dispatch of H. R. “Red” Knicker-
bocker, an ex-student of the Uni-
Ground Ho" Peers
Out Of Hole
Bishop Samuel Ross Hay, who
once headed The Methodist Church
in China and Mexico, died at his
apartment in Houston Friday. The
78-year-old churchman who retired
in 1938 held a doctor of divinity
degree from Southwestern.
The bishop was licensed to
preach in 1886 after having at-
tended Southwestern, Centenary
College, and Southern College,
Lakeland, Fla. His birthplace wax
Decatur County, Tenn.
He was a junior preacher in
Paris, Texas, in 1887, ordained a
deacon in 1889, and made an elder
in 1893. He served later in Dallas
Leaving Texas, Bishop Hay went
to Trinidad, Colo., for a year, but
returned to hold pastorates in
Belton, Vernon, Mexia, and Corsi
cans. Later he served in Houston,
St. Louis, Amarillo and was then
named to head all Methodist work
in China for the years 1922-23.
He was bishop in charge of
Arkansas and Louisans in 1924-
25, in charge of the east half of
Texas and the Pacific coast
charge from 1926 to 1930.
In 1930 the prelate was sent to
Mexico to set up The Methodist
Church in that nation. He has
done a great deal of conference
work, having been present at the
IrfMiisana Conference on Fair
and Order, the Ecumenical Con-
ference of Methodism at Toronto,
and the Ecumenical Conference of
Foster, who told his listeners of
being on the campus of Texas’
oldest university, said, “As the
small college has been the rock of
our salvation in-the past, so it is
our hope for the years to come.”
During the program Foster used
Dr. Score’s words from a paper
which has been presented to and
considered by the House Naval
Affairs Committee, "The cancella
tion of the program now would be
to break faith with an army of
200,000 young men with whom the
government has entered into cer-
tain contractual relations.
“To discontinue the training pro-
cess now would be uneconomical
because of the fact that the Army
and Navy could not possibly train
a similiar number of men without
the expenditure of a great deal
more money than is now being
Foster committed hlmwlf as be-
ing in favor of the continuance of
To See Sights
Last Wednesday was Ground
Hog Day when the preverbial
wood chuck comes up to take a
squint at humanity. Megaphone
reporters, always wide-awake,
were careful to watch for the little
rodent and report his findings.
Up close to the U. S. S. Kuy-
kendall the little ground hog poked
his head out and put it back
j quickly. It seems Cmdr.
nan’s high forehead reflected
Speaking twice at Weatherford
Sunday, Dr. J. N. R. Score told
citizens there of the meaning of
the merger of Southwestern and
Weatherford Junior College. Mr.
Howard Knox spoke Sunday morn-
ing at Conte Memorial Methodist
At lunch Dr. Score and Mr.
Knox, along with all Weatherford
pastors, were the guests of Dr.
[ and Mrs. C. A. Sutton at Couts
Hall. That afternoon the group
completed plans for a union ser-
[ vice of all churches held Sunday
I The service was held in the audi-
Celebrating the 105th anniver-
sary of the chartering of South-
western University, open house in
all campus buildings was held
1 Saturday, February 5. At the
| same time the drive to secure
| funds for a Student Union Build-
ing was launched with a consider-
able sum being pledged or paid.
At four o’clock friends, ex-stu-
dents, and students of the Uni-
versity were invited to assemble
in the main auditorium where tho
Sun Bowl Trophy was presented
and unveiled. Harold “Spot” Col-
lins, Coach R. M. Medley, Dr. J.
,N. R. Score, and Miss Frances
Wallace took part in the ceremony.
Executive Secretary of the Ex-
Students Association, Mr. M. H.
Knox, who presided at the meeting,
explained the purpose of the pledge
cards which were attached to the
programs and introduced Dr.
Score who told something of the
history of the drive thus far. Mr.
Knox announced that the names
of all persons who had contributed
bonds before the formal launching
of the drive would be placed in a
special scroll and placed among
the University archives.
At five o’clock the movie of the
Sun Bowl game was shown in the
Library. In the office of the dir-
ector of public relations tea and
coffee was served with Mrs. J. N.
R. Score in charge.
Hester Will Speak
In Forum Scries
Present and post-war problems
is the nature of the forums to be
held bi-weekly at Taylor, Febru-
ary 9-May 20, under the sponsor-
ship of the Taylor Forum Com-
mittee and the University of Texas
Bureau of Public School Service.
Six members of the faculty of
the University of Texas will par-
ticipate in the forums, with three
representatives of Southwestern
University, the University of Tex-
as Hogg Foundation and the Cen-
tral Christian Church at Austin.
Professor George Hester from
Southwestern University, George-
town will lecture an the “.Role
of the Public Debt in Our Post-
War Economy” an April 4.
Dorothea Cubberly was honored
with a dinner in celebration of her
blrhday last Tuesday. Attending
wei 9 the honored filed a Allen, Jean
Rholan and Gleans Gardener.
gQ! torium of the First Baptist church
much light in his face he was; which was filled to capacity. Dr.
blinded for a moment. | Score said was his hoPe that w J-
In the Ad Building, Mr. Hayes j C' would continue to serve not only
handed the ground hog a drawing
board and exercise book before he
noticed he was not a sleepy
Dr. Score and Mr. Knox hot-
boxed another mundane javelina
into signing a pledge card to buy
a bond for the Union Building. His
name may even be included on the
scroll with the first contributors.
Margaret Young wrote a poem
about the ground hok who peered
into her chemistry lab. She writes
them so rapidly that his brief visit
as a fine junior college but be-
come outstanding in certain of
Commenting upon the trip
Knox stated, “The people of
Weatherford were insistant that
Dr. Sutton remain as president, as
is the plan of the Board of
was plenty long for her brain to
get to work.
Jane Si.sserson was besieged by
the Mood Hall ground hog. 11
seems he wanted to room with
her, but who can blame him? The
all school beauty would be quite
Sergeant Cheathajn taught one
rodent cadence and vows he was
better than any sailor he knows.
The woodchuck, it is reported, is
now slightly deaf due to the Ma
rine’s lusty vocal chords.
Our reporters could not quite
agree (they never can) as to
whether or not the ground hog saw
his shadow, but most of them were
of the opinion the little Woodchuck
thought that Southwestern was
quite as interesting and Cedric
Foster found it.
Dana Oant spent last week-end
with her parents. On Friday night
she was a guest at the cadet ball in
J. 6. Shelley Jr. of the Naval V 12
Unit is at present recuperating in the
Naval Hospital at Corpus Christi.
The date of his return is indefinite.
Dr. Bishop Visits]__
In Georgetown Home
Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Bishop were
visitors on the Southwestern campus
Tuesday through Friday of the past
week. Dr. Bishop is president emeri-
tus of this university.
Dr. Bishop makes an annual visit
to the campus. On his recent visit he
was speaker for Dr. Godbey’s annual
Sunday school class banquet. He and
Mrs. Bishop also attended the Thurs-
day chapel service and visited with
their granddadughter, Dorothea Cub-
berly, who is a student here.
Dr. Bishop celebrated his eighty
second birthday while in George-
Dr. and Mrs. Bishop are residents
of Houston, Texas. They were guests
in the home of Mrs. E. G. Gillett.
The visitors were invited to visit
all University buildings where
hosts and hostesses were in charge.
These were: Administration Biuld-
ing. Miss Annie Purl; Cody Mem-
orial Library, Mrss. Margaret
McKennon; Science Building, Dr.
J. C. Godbey; Fine Arts Biulding,
Mr. Dean H. E. Meyer; West Gymna-
sium, Coach R. M Medley; Sneed
Hall, Miss Mary Wilcox; Kuyken-
dall Hall, Commander H. A. Hef-
fernan; Mood Hall, Mrs. Ella H.
Smith; Southwestern House, Mr.
and Mrs. G. H. Fairbanks; Kappa
Alpha House, John Roger Walker;
Kappa Sigma House, A/S C. W.
Mattox; and Phi Delta Theta
House, A/S Jack Gillum, Jr.
To All Students
If y«u have changed your
local or home address since
the beginning of the Fall
Semester, please leave the
new address in the Reg-
istrar’s Office immediately.
Mrs. John Martin was chairman
of the reception committee. Miss
Pearl Neas of the hosts and host-
esses, Mrs. Sam V. Stone of the
decorations, and Judge D. W. Wil-
cox of the promotion.
Final event of the day was the
basketball game between South-
western and Kelly Field.
Lloyd Carter Promoted
To First Lieutenant
James Lloyd Carter, 23, son of
Mr. and Mrs. L W. Carter, Spo fiord,
Texas, has been promoted to the
grade of first lieutenant at the Camp
Wolters Infantry replacement train-
ing center. He is a platoon leader
there in the 52nd training battalion,
and has been stationed there five
Prior to coming to Camp Wolters,
Lt. Carter served at Camp Forrest,
Tenn., and Camp Baikeley, Texas.
He received his commission at the
Officer Candidate course at the In-
fantry School, Fort Benning, Ua , in
Lt. Carter attended Southwestern
University and is a member of Phi
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