The Handout (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 10, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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FORT WORTH, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 10, 1921
Or: the morning of November 2,
1921, the students and faculty of
frexas Woman's College received one
If its real treats in chapel addresses,
tfajor L. G. White, who for fifteen
pontile officiated in Poland for the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
oard cf Missions, gave a few of his
any and varied experiences in that
jnd other European countries.
Major White has quite a war his-
;ory. He served in the Spanish-
Lmeriean war and was commissioned
Lptain. He entered the World War
j) that capacity and returned to his
iwn land a Major.
He was at one time a Y. M. C. A.
ecretary and is at present at the
lead of the Red Cross drive.
He was sent to Poland by the
ioard of Missions of the'Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, to purchase
jroperty and establish orphanages
Several customs he related were
j^A geiitlment always must kill the
End of the elderly and married
toman. If, 'however, he kisses the
[and of the young unmarried woman
t is a signal of engagement. (The
flajor says he made two mistakes!)
A young lady may not be seen in
public place with a gentleman un-
iss with chaperonage—until eight
'clock in the evening!
A young man and his "lady love"
lay stay out in the evening until
,0 o'clock. After that, when they
each the dwelling ol the fair maiden,
hey will be met at the door by
Bother. Mother will throw her arms
bvingly around her son-in-law's
£ck! To stay out after 10 means
e must marry the girl at once,
liss Stapleton nodcTert her head vig-
ous'y when the Major suggested
;e might well follow the example.)
Major White gave other very inter-
ting facts about this far-away land.
;is explanation of it has brought
Poland to T. W. C., and it would be
Mess to say we enjoyed it im-
mensely, and wish to exteftd to Ma-
jor White a hearty invitation to re-
prn and tell us more of this country.
p. W. C. A. CARNIVAL A GREAT
i Did you attend the carnival ? Cer-
iin'.y you did? Wasn't it a great
access? It is the best one that
as ever been given in T. W. C.,
oth from a financial and a social
tandpoint. Everyone had on their
ala clothes, which mingled with
ie bright decorations and gay mu-
' Each booth was so attractive that,
|>on entering the gymnasium, it
'as difficult for one to know where
) go first. -However, they took the
heck booth as a good starting place,
wo dainty French maids checked
K-ir hats and. sent them on to the
ia garden. Don't you know those
Hie teacups heard some very in-
costing conversations ?
J Oh, there were just so many
Pings, to do that one had to hurry
p order to visit every booth. There
p8 the "crazy house," a drive
pnmgh Mars, an airplane to ride
the art exhibit, and just any-
i11-' : (hi wanted. Soda water, ice
pim, candy, chewing gum, cracker
|ck» balloons, horns and hot ta-
|The Y. W. feels well paid for its
The T. W. C. students always take
an interest in everything that is
really worth-while, therefore an un-
usual amount of interest is expect-
ed to be aroused in debating. We
have had some experience in this
work, but not enough. We expect
to do great things in it, and we are
planning debates with other schools.
Dr. Taylor, our ever-ready helper
and advisor in all things, is tak-
ing an active interest in this work
Our entire faculty must have a lit-
tle interest, as is shown by their
ready acceptance oT the challenge
from the students for a debate.
This debate will be held Wednes-
day morning and the subject of dis-
cussion will be the line from Brown-
ing's 'Rabbi Ben Ezra," "Grow oVl
along with me; the best is yet to be."
The faculty will take the affirma-
tive. the students the negative.
We would advise Miss Stapleton
and Dr. Martin to really do some
hard thinking on this subject, as
the two representatives of the stu-
dents have had vast experience and
can put up a good argument. We
are sure the debate will prove to be
very interesting and will give us a
"lear insight into the rules of de-
DR. MARTIN AGAIN AFIELD.
The students upon whom this in-
teresting course in nature study has
nat been conferred were again star-
tled by the suddenness with which
"WiFiam Moses" and his 30 fan-
proteges embarked on adventure
This time he endeavored to bring
his girls nearer the city life, in an
effort to acquaint them with every
phase ofrilife. So to the American
Seed Company, which is one of the
most important producing plants of
the city, they*, went. <<No doubt thi
natives were somewhat shocked at
the manner in which these unso-
phisticated little dears "took in" all
lawns and convenient porches. Noth-
ing escaped them, must to the mis-
fortune of the said natives.
Upon their arrival, each group
noted with interest their own dusty
tracks on the polished floors of the
beautifully decorated corridors, and
the handsome young men who were
so kind in conducting them over the
plant. Each group collected, inval-
uable information on such rare
plants as turnips, radishes, beets,
beans, potatoes and onions, with all hundred per cent to any occasion,
On Thursday, October 27. the Sen-
ior Class was honored with a delight-
ful dinner at the lovely home of Dr.
and Mrs. H. K. Taylor. The house
was beautifully decorated in Hal-
lowe'en style, with real pumpkin
jack-o'lanterns, cats, and witches in
the different rooms.
The guests were requested to wear
middy-suits and to come prepared
for a good time. When all were as-
sembled, the hostess ns:;ed that we
play the game of "Follow the Lead-
er." Miss Stapleton was chosen
leader and we gladly followed her
into the dining room where the table
fairly groaned with good things to
eat. Mrs. Taylor certainly knows
how to put her guests in a pleasant
frame of mind, for the menu con-
sisted of fried chicken, potato chips,
pickles, fruit salad, cottage cheese
sandwiches, beaten biscuits, lemon
pies, and three kinds of cake. It
was not a formal affair, for we went
to the table and helped ourselves
(and it would not do to .say how
many different trips were made by
some of us, but Patti said it seemed
that a chicken had been slain in her
The next game played was "Rich
Girl, Poor Girl." A paper bag con-
taining any number of beans was
given to each girl and the following
■verse was rea,d:
"Rich girl, poor girl,
Beggar girl, cook.
School girl, 'phone girl,
Servant girl, crook,
This year, next year,
No year, darn!
Big house, little house,
A bean was placed for each of
these words; the girls thus telling
their fortunes by the last bean.
A golden horse shoe was suspended
from one of the doors and the guests
were given a trial at throwing a ball
through the horseshoe. If it went
through, good luck was prophesied,
but woe unto the one who missed.
The rest of the evening was spent
in singing songs, reading psalms,
and telling jokes. Only one thing
marred our happiness, and that was
the absence of Dr.; Taylor, who was
ill. We regretted this very much
as his presence always adds one
To T. W. C.
The Thespian Club is planning to
give to the College a big treat on!
the evening of Nov. 22.
They are bringing Dr. Thompson
from Boston to read for you,
Mr. Thompson is one of the best
interpreters of literature on the
platform today, and the Thespians
are delighated to present such a
man to the faculty and student
Mr. Thompson is a graduate of
Baldwin College, holding an M. A.
from that institution. He also holds
the highest diploma from the Boston
School of Expression. He is at
present touring the West, and comes
to Fort Worth witlt a splendid rep-
Everyone should take advantage
of the opportunity of hearing this
man. Make your plans to come.
S. M. K.'S CELEBRATE HAL-
LOWEEN WITH OPEN PROGRAM
of which our great land is blessed.
The extensive gardens spreading
back of the pike were viewed and
the "oh's" and "ah's" drowned for
a moment or two the thundering
voice of the lecturer. Not only was
the natural beauty of the place ap-
preciated, but the various mechan-
ical devices were examined. These,
as well as the boys who operated
them, proved very interesting and
The returnf was made with less
painful results this time, as the
girls had provided themselves with
both hats and food. The more" popu-
lar articles of the so-called food
—namely, peanuts and "Spearmint"
—were ruthlessly condemned by Dr
Martin, but the girls have survived
so far. Needless to say, they are as
enthusiastic over the prospects for
future trips as they wei'e for this
one. Already their more observant
friends have been commenting upon
the broadening effects of just such
trips! Let them continue, "Willie,"
and the-girls will adore you.
We know that every one wants
to be a Senior when such enjoyable
events occur and we sincerely
thar.k Dr. and Mrs. Taylor for the
P. D. C.
I wonder how many of you know
what P. D. C. stands for? Well,
those three little letters include
some of the peppiest, liveliest girls
in T. W. C. P. D. C. stands for
Preachers' Daughters' Club. Some
club and quite a large one, too. This
club was organized a few years ago,
and is rajJmly becoming one of the
leading clubs in school. The club
has about twenty-five members. T.
W. C. is proud of her preachers'
daughters, and is expecting great
things from this lively band.
JUNIORS WIN PRIZE.
FORMER STUDENT RETURNS TO
T. W. C.
LECTURE COURSE OFFERED
The Fort Worth Federation of j On Saturday morning, Nov. 5,
oitif-n's Clubs is offering an un- 1921, one,,of the former students of
lial course this year. The program Texas Woman's College sang in the
varied and unusually interesting, chapel. Mrs. W. 0. Ambrose of
6c students of T. W. C. should avail Nacogdoches, Texas, accompanied by
pmselves of the opportunity of Miss Jewel Bethany of our own fac-
ping this course. The following j ulty, rendered two very lovely vo-
oirrim is offered:
Nov. 7—Sherman Rogers.
Nov. 25-26—Norwegian Players.
Nov. 25—Master Builders.
Nov. 26—Matinee^ "Ghosts."
lor. 2&—Night, "Climax."
|I)ec. 6—Joseph Per.nell.
ii3 brillifint. program is given
students for $4.00. It is well
th the money. Tickets may be
iined at the business office.
cal solos. Mrs. Ambrose was for-
merly Elizabeth Anne Matthews, of
the Sophomore class Of 1914-15. In
that year she received a "T" sweat-
er for her ability to play forward
on the College basket ball team and,
with Miss Ruth Doty, she won the
beautiful silver loving cup for the
state tennis championship. We are
glad, indeed, to welcome back to her
Alma Matei* this athlete and col-
lege student. May her small daugh-
ter, Elizabeth Anne, follow in her
The Junior class is noted for its
quickness, pep and ability. This
is shown by the fact that the Jun-
iors were the winners of the annuals
offered by the Texwoco staff for
quickness in making pictures for the
1922 year book. The Juniors are
small in number, but great when it
comes to doing things. We feel
proud of our prize and express our
thanks to the Texwoco staff for
their kindness in giving us the op-
portunity "to show what we can do."
Watch out for the Juniors; they
can do some things, even if they
can't play ball as well as the Fish.
Speaking of interesting programs,
what do you think of those Wednes-
day morning chapel programs? Aren't
they great? Always interesting and
full of pep and fun. These excellent
programs are due to our original and
peppy Student Body President, Miss
B'erneice Lee. She is the best ever
and the students certainly do realize
what a treasure they have. You see,
Miss Lee, we believe in giving flow-
ers to the living.
On the day preceding the regular
meeting cf the S. M. K.'s a great
number of non-sojiety members re-
ceived little invitations, very clever-
ly designed, which requested them
to be present at the regular meeting,
Thursday afternoon at 4:45.
Several minutes before the stated
time the guests began to arrive.
They were greeted "at the entrance
into the auditorium by a number of
white-draped figures, who gave at
intervals wailing groans and moans.
Upon entering the hall, one was per-
fectly delighted with the beautiful
decorations. A large strip of deco-
rated paper hung from every window
drapery, large bows of yellow and
black paper softened the lights, and
from every prominent object a
pumpkin blinked his eyes and
opened his mouth so as to make his
fierce teeth more conspicuous.
During the noise which was made
concerning the "scariness" of the
ghosts and the attractiveness of the
decorations, the president called the
hor ,_> to order and, after the usual
devotional exercises, the first num-
ber on the program was read. Jen-
nie Kirkpatrick gave the origin of
Hallowe'en and a number of ways
by which one's "future" cou.d be
seen on such occasions.
"Do you know if you walk into
a darkened room and carry a candle
in your hand, if you will stand be-
fore a mirror and brush your hair,
your beloved will immediately ap-
pear at your side and tell his
name?" She told many other inter-
esting things which startled us.
Next the "troop of ghosts" were
called for and they entered, one at
a time. The first one carried a
hatchet and cherry, so all guessed
immediately it was George Washing-
ton. The next one was sewing on
a flag, so al] said at once she rep-
resented Betsy Ross. Sir Walter
Raleigh entered and spread his
cloak down for the stepping of his
Queen, while we saw represented
Benjamin Franklin, Eve and the
searcher for the honest man.
A ghost song was next on the
program, and when eight ghosts
arose from their stats, silently took
their places before the group and
made their bow, the girls slipped
over in their seats, nearer to the
next one, for it was a very creepy
atmosphere. The ghosts moaned of
skeletons, graveyards, corpses and
witches, with occasional shrieks cf
horror, until there was a dead si-
lence. The song held tne listeners
until the last, when suddenly a loud
scream and jump was given by all,
and tho» whole room was in a fit of
A story well fitted for the oc-
casion was told by Gertie Watson.
It added very much to the thrill and
Before closing each girl was given
a fortune, but when she held the j
piece of paper before her eyes to
read it, nothing could be seen—not
even a mark. It was then explained
that they must be Held before a'
light, then a mysterious hand-writ-
ing wou'd appear. Such rushing for
the candles! Such wonderful fu-
tures! Some were to marry rich,
some were to be teachers, others
were in love, while some were ad-
cisd to be careful.
After a few minutes of social
chatting, all left, declaring the S.
M. K.'s to have the most delightful
of program, and all who had worked
and planned for the ^occasion had a
great joy of satisfaction from being
S. M. K.'s. A welcome always is
yours to visit the S. M. K.'s.»
minimi tiiiiHHiiiriiitiiiii i mi i iimh 11111111111,iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii milium in
Life's Game [
of Ball I
The following little poem was re-
cent y given to the, students of T. W
C. by Dr. R, C. Augustine, of the
American Optometric Association.
Dr. Augustine made us a splendid
talk and in conclusion read the in-
spiring bit of verse.
This world's a diamond, with the
And on it Life's Great Game of Ba!l
The teams are Human Beings versus
And Time's the Umpfre, watching by
We're at the bat. Our purpose, o'er
To wield Ambition's club, and try to
To try to solve the curves the Pitcher
And lam the sphere where not a
Some of us seem to bat with skill
Knocking long homers o'er the deep
Others bunt infie'd hits, but wildly
And beat the ball down to the primal
Still others, though they strive their
best, no doubt,
Fan wildly at the air, and'- then—
Then seek the bench, downcast, with
Crestfallen, shamefaced, 'blue—ambi-
Or rage the Umpire, growling like a
"You robber! That decision wasn't
That's not the game! Be not a
grouch or quitter.
What though you're not a straight
You've got another chance. Stand
to the plate, *•
Grab tight your bat,'get braced, and
Wait for a good one. Lot the others
And when it comes—now—lam it
hard, and zip!
It's got to go! And so must you,
Hike for the base. Keep going!—
Yes, you can
Steal second. Good! Now easy! Not
There! Get a lead—a hit—now you're
Keep on! Don't stop! Don't lose
that dandy stride!
You've got to beat the throw in.
Slide! Now slide!!
Hurrah! You did it! Score, Of
course you scored.
See—there's your tally marked up
on the board.
And now you'll win the game, no
doubt at all.
You just CAN'T LOSE, Old Man, if
you'll PLAY BALL.
We to you in T. W. C. tm the night
of the first Armistice night? If
you wmc von were a fortunate and
e\'pec»iiu#}y happy girl! About dawn
we were all awaKened by whistles
blow,rig wildly, guns popping, bells
ringing and shouts which only bound-
less joy can bring from human iips!
Was the city being consumed by fire?
What was the. cause that called forth
such expressions of unuroken alarm!
No! It was truly "tidings of great
joy" to every man and woman, to
every boy and girl in this, the most
wonderful land in all the universe.
The whistles shouted "Peace"; the
bells' sweeljp notes sand "Peace on
earth, good will toward men" and
they thrilled our hearts to overflow-
ing in gratitude and praise to the
God who had halted tne cruel devas-
tation of war and brought peace and
happiness to all the nations of t»he
I earth. No gir! who took part in
that demonstration of real happiness
will ever forget it. No tinpan band
ever beat louder. No snake dancers
ever danced with more enthusiasm!
No throats were evef mere literally
w«irn <wt with yeliinj>w¥es! We
jigge.iKartd yel'ed, bygjjifffeach other,
cried and laughed all for pure joy!
What did it mean to us as indi-
viduals? It meant a sweetheart, a
brother, a dad, a cousin, a dear
friend who would soon be sailing
home to us! "Home." Can we know
what it meant to each of those home-
sick American lads? The vast ocean
seemed but a narrow stream, wounds
ceased their throbbing, aching hearts
were filled to overflowing with
thanksgiving and praise. There was
never the more wonderfully happy
Thanksgiving Day celebrated since
the beginning of time. ' Never before
had we had more cause for thanks
to God. Had He not fulfilled His
promise given to us rn the second
chapter of Isaiah the fourth verse:
"And they shall beat their swords
into plowshares and their spears into
pruninghooks. Nations shall not lift
up sword against nation; ^neither
shall they learn war anymore."
Our boys are at home now safe
and sound, but should our joy be any
less on this, the fourth celebration
of peace on the earth? No! Our
love and gratitude and praise for our
own American boys who were willing
to pay the supreme sacrifice that we
might be safe should be three years'
fuller in sincerest love and end ess
apvreciation! We thank God for
them, for they are to us and will
ever be the most courageous, bravest,
cleanest, finest, truest type of man-
hood that the world has ever known.
We love them with all our hearts
and their ncble young lives will ever
be ail inspiration to each and every
SOPHOMORES ENTERTAIN WITH
A certain club in T. W. C. is brim-
ming over with pep and enthusiasm.
You'll find they can't be beat when it
comes to putting the "Pant" in "her"
—Panther City Club, you're mighty
right. ® , .4
Each Thursday a de-e-e-licious
spread in our rest room is the joy
as well as the fulfilling (read the
last part of the word first for a
clearer meaning) of every member.
Short business meetings generally fol-
low the lunch. At the last Thursday
noon meeting, our president expressed
the object of the" Panther City Club
as being an. attraction for Fort
Worth girls in coming to T. W. C.
Plans for the year were discussed,
and various projections brought be-
fore the meeting.
Everything looks bright and prom-
ising. Several officers were elected.
They are as follows:
Lucile Bloom, representative to
Eula Lavendar, assistant proctor.
Bessie Mae Latimer, censor.
Edna Matthews, chaplain.
Patty Hightower, sergeant at arms
Adele Boykin, representative to
Miss Ella J. Hood has been elected
"pep leader" for the student body.
Come on, Miss Hood, we are counting
on you. You've got the pep, we say,
Saturday night, Nov. 5, the Sopho-
mores honored the Seniors with a
formai open house. At the appoint-
ed hour the merry and erpectant
crowd assembled, ready for a good
time. There was no stifiness tu
overcome, for an atmosphere of hos-
pitality and ease prevailed from be-
ginning to end.
A great deal of interest was
aroused -over the unique contests.
Tableaux were first presented in a
very clever way, representing Mother
Go eta' rhymes. Next, picture books
were made, displaying a "model
honeymoon." Then the crowd en-
deavored to write slang expressions,
but Miss Stapleton was.the one who
so duly won the prize.
During the evening music was fur-
nished by the College Jazzcopators,
who, as their name implies, are a
very talented group.
Later in the evening the guests'
minds were detoured by a little
"roof garden effect" displayed in
one of the rooms. Here small tables,
artistically placed *nd decorated,
were found laden with a delicious
salad course, consisting of chicken
salad, cheese straws, sandwiches,
olives and demitasse.
At a late hour the strains of
"Home, Sweet Home" were heard,
and the merry crowd left, declaring
,vthe evening^ great success—men
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