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Volume 005, Description 08 of the Tech Oracle student newspaper. Transcript:  Tech Oracle Tech Five Drops Game To State Teachers Jan. 6 Professors get revenge for pre-Holiday trouncing at hands of Tech Eagles. The professors, from Murfreesboro, swooped down like an Icelandic gale Friday night, January 7th and uncorked some basketball with a real, honest-to-goodness kick in it. The professors were out for revenge and got it, although the game was not a landslide by any means. The score board, at the end of the struggle, registered 31 points for the Teachers and 21 for Tech. The Teachers started the fireworks early in the fray, and hopped off to a lead in the opening minutes to continue to hold the lead at the half, 15 to 5. Early in the second half Tech rallied and by some brilliant passing and team work came within four points of the winners, only to have their chances slip out of sight when the professors rallied, and starting another scoring spree, kept out in front for the remainder of the game. Askins set the scoring pace for the Teachers but he was hard pushed for honors by Uhlian, Rose and Thompson, who were on his heels the whole game. The game was one of the best of the season, thus far, and some fancy passing and goal shooting was uncorked before the final whistle ended the game. Vaughn and Campbell tied for first place in the Tech line-up, having a half dozen points each. Williamson gave a fancy exhibition of defensive playing. The line-ups: Teachers Poe. Tech Askins (10) F H. Evans (2) Uhlian (8) F Robbins (2) Rose (7) C Vaughn (6) Thompson (6) G Williamson (2) Vickers G Carroll (1) Subs: T.P.I. –Guthrie (1); Campbell (6); Sills, Jobe, (1), Referee –Young. Chapel Notes The Sherwood Literary Society rendered a chap program Monday, December 9th. The program dealt with the life and achievements of Andrew Jackson. The following members appeared on program: Lee Leonard –Scripture reading. Milton Acuff –Life Sketch of “old Hickory.” Leonard Crawford –Oration: Andrew Jackson. Professor Rupert Smith has had charge of the devotional exercises in convocation for week ending January 13th. Thomas Jr. –Daddy, did Noah have a wife? Mr. Passons –Certainly –Joan of Arc. Don’t ask so many silly questions. Literary Societies Belles Lettres Elect Officers The members of the Belles Lettres Literary Society met January 9th and elected the following officers for the winter term: President Flora Montgomery Vice-President Elizabeth Lee Secretary Rosalind Ledbetter Treasurer Anna P. Whitson Critic Juanita Montgomery Sergeant Hazel Swafford Reporter Ruth Leonard Sherwoods Choose Generals At the regular weekly meeting of the Sherwood Literary Society Monday, January 9th, the time was given over to the election of generals for the forthcoming three-months’ fray. Able men, in every instance, were chosen. With this corps of officers the winter term should yield happy results. Let every man put his shoulder to the wheel and have with all his might. Those honors were: President: Lee Leonard Vice-President Alva Starnes Secretary Selmer Neskaug Treasurer Fred Shipley Attorney J. Martin Allen Chaplain Wallace Henry Reporter Leonard Crawford Sergeant William Gentry Historian Vadus Carmack Critic Roy Leonard A program committee was also appointed, consisting of Alva Starnes, Chairman, and Armon Clark and Willis Huddleston assistants. Upper Cumberlands Forging to Front The Upper Cumberland Literary Society is fast becoming one of the real strong organizations at Tech. There are three classes of men in the world: the young man, the middle aged man, and the old man. The young man lives in the future; the middle aged man lives and glories in the present; while the old man –who is nearing his last resting place –thinks only of the things he has been able to accomplish in the past. Some literary societies are very much like the old man who lives upon the honors and laurels that others have won in the past. We, as members of the Upper Cumberland Literary Society, are proud of the fact that we are of the first type. At our meeting, January 9th, the following interesting program was given: Invocation, Mr. Small. Debate: Resolved, that congress should authorize the establishment of a federal department of education with a secretary in the cabinet. Affirmative Negative Theo. Hammer Dick McCutcheon Elmo Willeford Donald Moore Declamation, Pat Cornwell. After this interesting program was rendered, Messrs. Saylors, Walk. And Webb were accepted as new members. Mr. Saylors and Mr. Walker both made very inspiring talks. As Mr. Webb was not present, we are expecting to hear from him later. We are glad to welcome three men into our society and extend a hearty welcome to all visitors and new students coming to Tennessee Tech. A friend in need usually wants to borrow ten bucks. Cast is Chosen “Seventeen” to Be Given Feb. 17 The Palladian and Upper Cumberland Literary Societies will present on February 18th, the famous comedy drama by Booth Tankington, “Seventeen.” This is one of the best comedies ever produced in America, and it is certain that with the talented cast that Miss Jobe has selected, the play will be a phenomenal success. Wholesale humor sparkles in every line of it, and the impersonation of some of the characters will require some clever acting. “Seventeen” will be the dramatic feature of the Winter term. Don’t miss it! Altho the complete cast has not been chosen, the remaining places will be filled at an early date. Characters chosen to date are: Sylvanus Baxter Lauren O’Dell Mrs. Baxter Margarite Hargis Mr. Baxter (?) Jane Baxter Kathleen Gipson Lola Pratt (?) May Parchen Sheila Officer Mr. Parchen Earl Suggs Genesis (?) Johnnie Watson Henry Henson Ethel Boke Virginia Wilcox Joe Bullitt Carroll Tallant Wallie Bank Dick McCuteheon Mary Brooks Pauline Hudgens George Cooper (?) Director Miss Jobe Central High Wins By 1 Point One of the most interesting basketball games of a decade was fougth out on the home court last Thursday night, January 12th, when the Central High of Nashville five ran a thrilling race with the Baby Eagles. The winning shot was in the air when the final whistle blew, giving the Central High team the victory by a score of 24-25. The Baby Eagles acquitted themselves well; in fact, it was a matter of guess-work as to how the tussle would end. Central High has one of the strongest basketball teams in the state, and the record made by the reserves in this game is one to be proud of. The game started with a rush, and kept a fast pace thruout. Both teams showed a fighting spirit and determination to win. On the Eaglet squad, Guthrie and Little tied for scoring honors, with eight points each. Little was replaced by Campbell at the end of the third quarter, and Campbell made four points. Jobe made two points and Kellie Evans made one. Referee: Scrupe Smith. A proposal is like a telephone a ring at the end of the line. Sophomores Elect Officers The Sophomore class, under the directorship of Dannie Wright Jarvis, retiring president, convened last week and elected the following officers for the winter semester. President Hazel Swafford Vice-President Willis Huddleston Sec. Treas. Joe McCoin Reporter Anna Henry Sergeant Carroll Tallant Sponsor P.C. Scott Miss Elsie Young Honors-Bride With Gift Tea A brilliant social event of Saturday was a gift tea given by Miss Elsie Young at her home on Dixie Avenue, in honor of Mrs. William M. Breeding, Jr. Receiving with Miss Young and Mrs. Breeding were their mothers, Mrs. Hayden Young and Mrs. Dave High and Miss Lena Breeding, sister of the groom. Assisting in receiving were Miss Lillian Young, Mrs. W,K. Draper, Miss Leona High, Mrs. J.N. Cox, Miss Eola Moorehead. The entire lower floor of the home was open for the occasion and was bright with decorations of potted ferns and plants. The colors scheme of green and orchid being carried out in these and shaded lights. The guests which called between 3 and 5 o’clock numbered one hundred ten. Miss Young was gowned in a new model of flesh georgette, combined with black velvet. Mrs. Breeding wore cocoa crepe with black spring hat. Mrs. Young appeared in blue flat crepe combined with flesh georgette. Mrs. High wore tan georgette. Mrs. High wore tan georgette and Miss Breeding wore blue flat crepe. A large collection of beautiful gifts received by the bride were on display. Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy is dead –or rather his heart has ceased to beat. The real Thomas Hardy will be living when the vast majority of us youngster boobs have been transformed into oak-roots and gravel. He lived a long life and a useful life. His literary output was large and of a high degree of excellence. Who, having read it once, can ever forget “The Return of the Native”? Thomas Hardy makes you feel makes you think, makes you see. He has made the hills and valleys of his native Wessex known throughout the world, and he has created characters more alive than the people you meet and talk to every day. Thomas Hardy’s philosophy of life was not a rosy one. He knew tragedy when he saw it, and showed no inclination whatever to run from it. When the reader closes a book of his, he usually has to wipe a tear from his eye. He wrote no “and-they-lived-happily-ever-after” books. Thomas Hardy lived what the world terms a lonely life. He followed his own star, and attained it. He put himself into his books, and there he lives today, ready to welcome any and all who care to know him much. And to know him is worth much. Mr. Mencken Convinced Ithaca, New York, (by New Student Service) –“I am thoroly convincer that too many young Americans are now going to college, that their presence is greatly impending the work of the colleges. Certainly it should be possible to devise some scheme to weed out the unfit. “Thus spake Henry L. Mencken to a reporter for the Cornwell Sun, in one of several interviews recently granted to college papers. Mr. Menckens, we are told, is “opposed to the college for the purposes of intellectual education. With Nathan he holds that its greatest benefits are social. Of compulsory military training, the editor of Mercury said: “The military training idea seems to be absurd. I see no reason why the college student should be conscripted and not the young man outside.” And the lecture system: “The American system, it seems, is better for Americans than the Oxford system. It is obviously more in accord with the habits of mind of our people.” And of fraternities: “Regarding fraternities, I know nothing. It is commonly alleged that they foster snobbery. But I see no objection to snobbery per se; all rational men are snobs in some way or another. That the fraternities exalt fift-raters and overlook men of merit may be true, but the accusation might be leveled against any other human institution.” Mr. Mencken urges all who feel the urge to write first obtain steady employment. Until recently he suggested bootlegging, but the very strength of competition has led to advocacy of taxi driving and similar occupations. A Clean Story. “May I hold your Palmolive?” “Not on your Lifebuoy. Your head is solid Ivory.” The Tech Oracle Official Publication of the Students of Tennessee Polytechnic Institute. Printing by Cookeville Printing Co. Entered as Second Class matter at the Cookeville Post office, Cookeville, Tenn. Staff Editor Vadus Carmack Ass’t. Editor Sheila Officer Ass’t. Editor Leonard Crawford Sports Roy Leonard Wit and Humor Wallace Mitchell Society Pauline Hudgens Alumni Agnes Greenwood Faculty Advisor F.U. Foster Business Department Business Mgr. David Terry Circulation Mgr. Alfred Gill Published Semi-Monthly Subscription, per year $1.50 Editorially Speaking The Rhodes Scholarship Riddle An eminent Englishmen by the name of Cecil Rhodes desired to spread the fruits of Oxonian culture thruout the planet, and so, before he died, established what is commonly known as the Rhodes Scholarship Fund. By the terms of Mr. Rhodes’ last will and testament, the United States, Australia, Canada and other heathenish lands are permitted to send their most promising students to Oxford University for three years, fratis. These students are selected from every state in the union by a weeding out process which is very stringent. The requirements to be met may be grouped under four headings: Scholastic, Athletic, Leadership and Character. At first glance, it would seem that no man could possibly be a prodigy in all of these subjects, but our collegiate population is large and our geniuses plentiful. There has never been a dearth of applicants; in fact, the competition is so keen that the problem of picking out the most towering genius has been extremely difficult. This speaks well indeed for the quality of American manhood. The Rhodes Scholar almost invariably has a scholastic record of a straight “A” from kindergarten thru college. He is the football hero of his quadrangle; he has at all times exhibited sterling qualities of manhood, of devotion to duty, and a genuine good-fellowship. He is a good mixer, a leader in all forms of student activity. He is also religious –a moral paragon. He is the Super-Man –the last word in the evolution of the human species. Let us thank God for Mr. Rhodes and the Rhodes Scholars! However, there is a little point, of no real significance, which should be cleared up. The world is beginning to take notice of it. Even the detectives smell a mouse. Where are the Rhodes Scholars? For more than twenty years they have been pouring into the country –armed with lore and traditions of the mighty Oxford. There are now approximately six hundred all told, and the number increases each year. From this select and cultured group of well-rounded men, America is supposed to select its leadership. Yet our governors come from the hills; our senators come from the “sticks”, our presidents come from Amherst and Marion, Ohio; our writers (with the exception of Christopher Morley) come from ordinary towns with ordinary high schools, and our captains of industry come from nowhere in particular. Where in Heaven’s name are the Rhodes Scholars? Answer: They are shoveling coal! We’re Getting Rich The best New Year resolution any dad could make is to give his son a college education. A college education is worth $72,000. This is a profit of 1,200 per cent on the original investment of $6,000 which is the average cost of a four years’ course in college. Says Otto Y. Schnering, president of the Baby Ruth Candy Company: “The average annual income of a high school graduate is $2,200 and that of a college graduate, $6,000. Total earnings of the two classes of men up to the age of 60, are approximately $78,000 and $150,000. This gives the college graduate a lead of $72,000 over the high school youth.” Each day spent in the class room is worth seventy beautiful, round “smeckers.” Don’t miss a day. Dreamland (By J. Martin Alen) As you stand upon the banks of the beautiful Tennessee, and look down through its rolling waters you see the picture of heaven below; then loop up and you will see heaven have reflecting like two mirrors each in the other, its moon and planets and trembling stars. Away from its banks of rock and cliff, hemlock and laurel, pine and oak, and a vale sketches back to the distant mounsaires as beautiful and exquisite as any in Italy or Switzerland. There stand the Great Smoky Mountains among the loftiest in the United States of America, on whose summits the clouds gather of their own accord even on the brightest days. The great Spirit of the storm, after noontide, goes and takes his evening nap in his pavilion of darkness and of clouds. This great Spirit rises at midnight, refreshed from his slumbers and leaves the heavens with glooms and darkness. As the dew covers the petals of the rose on a clear June morning, he rouses the tempest, let loose the red lightning that runs along the mountaintop a thousand miles, swifter than the eagle’s flight in heaven. Then the Spirit of Storms stands up and dances like angels of light in the clouds, to the music of that grand organ of Nature whose keys seem touched by the fingers of Divinity in the halls of Eternity. They respond in notes of thunder –notes which resound through the universes. Then the darkness drifts away beyond the horizon and the moon arises from her raffron bed like a queen, puts on the robes of light, and comes forth from her palace in the sun, standing on the misty mountain tops. Night flees from before her glorious face to his bed chamber in the West. She lights the green vale and the beautiful where the true sons of Tennessee play with a smile of sunshine “Ah, fair Tennessee.” Who’s Who at T.P.I. Introducing Percy C. Scott Mathematics Q. When are where were you born? A. Oxford, Mississippi 1895 Q. Where do you receive your education? A. Mississippi State Teachers’ College; Mississippi A. and M. ; Peabody College. Q. Who is your favorite author? A. Edgar Allen Poe. Q. What book has influenced you the most? A. -----? Q. What is your advice to college freshmen? A. If you have a definite purpose in coming to college, accomplish that purpose. Unique Testament A noted but penniless man left the following will: “I hereby leave my worries to my associates, my best love to my wife, my hard constitution to my sons, my books to the public and my debts to my country.” Mr. Overall –Ferrell, what is a mouth organ? Henry Ferrell –The tongue, sir. Walker’s Used to it. He was a good minister, but the second band auto he purchased was not so good. For a week he drove it about the country by himself, and time and time again it would stop without the slightest warning. After a strenuous week with the auto, Sunday came. The choir was singing when suddenly the organ stopped. The minister evidently day-dreamingly exclaimed: “Now, what the hell’s the matter?” (He gave up the ministry). Sally (five years old) was overjoyed over the recent addition to the family, and rushed out of the house to tell the news to a passing neighbor: “Oh.” She cried, “you don’t know what we’ve got at our house today.” “What is it? The neighbor asked. “it’s a new baby brother!” “You don’t say so! Is he going to stay?” “I guess so,” Sally replied very thoughtfully, “He’s got his things off.” The Merry-go-Round Estelle Nichols (on a joy ride) –Well, what are you stopping for? David –Oh, just to find out if I have a flat tire. Roy Leonard (asleep in Mr. Lane’s class) –Mr. Lane says: what is the best way to correlate? Roy replies: Take a good nap Estel Swack –My girl is just like a woolen undershirt Donald Moore –How’s that? Estel hot! And drives you crazy! Will Cherry –I maintain that love-making is just the same as it always was. Miss Gooch –How do you know? Will –I just read about a Greek maiden who sat and listened to a lyre all night. Hammer –Suggs, would you take a chance on the present day liquor? Suggs –Sure! Where is it being raffled? Suggs –I’m twenty-one today and I can vote. Sills –No, you can’t! Suggs –Why not? Sills –There’s no election. “Have any of your children ever brought you sorrow?” asked an old friend. “No,” smiled the father, “not one of them has learned to play the saxophone.” Roy –This diamond once belonged to a millionare. Eddith –Yea. Who? Roy –Mr. Woolworth Percy Neely, (seeing Scott’s new bearskin coat), “Did you ever hunt bear?” Scott –“Of course not! I always wear clothes.” “His name is Durham.” “Is he of a good family?” “Yes, of the best stock.” The world is old, yet likes to laugh; New jokes are hard to find. A whole new editorial staff can’t tickle every mind. So if you meet some ancient joke. Step out in wonder guise: Don’t frown and call the thing a fake. Just laugh –don’t be too wise. Conductor: “Ticket, please.” Flop: “Aw, I can ride anywhere on my face.” Conductor: “It does look a little mashed.” The freshman’s idea of heaven is a place where none of the faculty will be. Keep your mind on the great and splendid thing you would like to do and you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities which are required for the fulfillment of your desire. All things come thru desire, and every sincere prayer is answered. –Elbert Hubbard. The world is my country. To do good is my religion –Thomas Paine. Lord, what fools these mortals be! --Shakespeare. Seventy negro women doctors are registered in the United States. Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, who defeated him at Waterloo, were both afraid of cats. Library Notes The Tech library is reaching a point where it can rightfully be the pride of every student. New books are constantly coming in, books which are full of treasure-trove that should have an irresistible appear for every student. A well-known educator has said that the great function of a college education is to develop the reading habit –enable the student to wisely direct his course in the world of books. “Of making many books there is no end,” and to attempt to read all of them, or even to read helter skelter here and there without an objective is in either case a mistake. An even greater mistake is never to read at all recent valuable additions to the library in the way of informative books, are: “The Encyclopedia Americana,” “The American Chronicles” series, and numerous texts on history and psychology. Handbound volumes of “The Atlantic Monthly,” “Bookman,” “Independent,” “Outlook,” and “North American Review” are now to be found on the reference shelves. All of the new books are being catalogued and made available to students are quickly as possible. “Scribners” for January has an interesting article called “We Southerners,” by Grover Hall. Perhaps many people will disagree with the analysis which Hall makes of “we Southerners.” In the same Description of “Scribners” S.S. Van Dine begins a thrilling mystery tale called “The Greene Murder Case.” In “Harper’s” for January that militant critic of colleges, Bernard DeVoto, hurls a brick at professors of Education titled “Farewell to Pedagogy.” Every professor of Education and every college president who reads it will experience a rise of temper. The greatest picture of Big Bill Thompson ever painted is in the January “World’s Work.” Beverley Nichols, subject of King George, interviews the Chicago horn-tooter and comes out with a portrait so far unsurpassed. “The North American Review” for January has two provocative essays: “The Sorrows of Mencken” –a masterful but pointless piece of irony, and “The Dead Lift” (popular psychology) by Stewart Edward White. The greatest heads of the world ever knew were well-read and the best heads take the best places. –Emerson. Think more of your own progress than of the opinions of the others. Take the cash and let the credit go! --Omar Khayyam. Letterbox Knoxville, Tenn. January 5, 1928 Editor, Tech Oracle: I want to congratulate you and your staff on the splendid paper you are publishing. I have received a copy of every Description and they all deserve praise. I am a student at U.T. now and enjoy reading our paper. “The Orange and White,” but the real thrill comes when the postman leaves me an “oracle.” All former Tech students at I.T. are interested in the happenings at Tech. When we meet in the halls, on the street, up town, or any place the first question is: What do you know about T.P.I.? The “Oracle” is one of my main sources of information. I am anxious to get the returns on the last game to read the Society Notes, and all news items. I enjoy the poets corner and the essays that are sometimes included. The jokes are humorous and witty, proving that another member of the staff is doing his part to make a bigger and better “Oracle.” I am glad to know of the building program that is now under way, and that Tennessee Polytechnic is now a four year college. The school paper aids any school and I feel that the “Oracle” aids T.P.I. Come on, students and alumni? Subscribe for the “Oracle” and help Tech to grow. I noticed in the last Description that returning students are settling down to work on term papers, quizzes and so on; don’t feel conceited over it because others are in the same baot. In fact, I am up here in East Tennessee singing “ME TOO.” Very truly. Lucile Lee Class Notes The Seniors, as per usual, met in Mr. Pinkerton’s chamber on Wednesday last, and proceeded to discuss rather heatedly the necessity of supporting “The Eagle.” The annual while representative of Tech as a whole, is more than particularly a Senior production, and should be willingly patronized by all Seniors. President Crawford presided, Speeches were made by various members. The Freshmen, under the direct orship of President D. Moore, devoted the last meeting to the election of two sergeants to fill the vacancies caused by the voluntary withdrawal of two of the fall term officers. Carroll and Walker were selected. Support for the annual was also urged. The Junior Preps met with President Cornwell in charge, and elected Payton Henry and Robert Montgomery, Sergeant-at-Arms. Herman Alcorn was elected Treasurer. Sponsor Tallant made an address, and plans were made an address and plans were made for the annual Junior Prep social to be given on February 3rd. The Sophomores under the guidance of President Swafford, and the Senior Preps, under the guidance of President Rice, also convened in due order. Aggressive fighting for the right is the noblest sport the world afford. –Theodore Roosevelt Poets’ Corner Getting Out Your Paper Getting out a paper is no picnic. If we print jokes folks say we are silly. If we don’t, they say we are too serious. If we publish original matter, they say we lack variety. If we publish things from other papers, we are too lazy to write. If we are hustling news, we are not attending to our own business. If we don’t print contributions, we don’t show proper appreciation. If we do print them, the paper is filled with junk. Like as not some fellow will say we swiped this from an exchange. So we did. Culture The soft sobbing of a sensuous saxophone. The piercing treble of a dyspeptic clarinet, The drummer preys upon his cymbal; The violinist twitches his spindly neck, The pianist lingers on sonorous seventh. Music— The trombonist urges a series of squawks from his horn. The bass plays pizzicato, The cornet player goes wild on a break And a sleek-haired youth gushes to his plump mate: “Gawd, ain’t that hot, Lulu?” --U. Of Minn. Daily. Take Warning, Co-Eds. He asked if he might hold me hand, I seriously objected; Altho’ the feeling would be grand, I would not be respected He asked me for a little hug, I seriously objected; Altho’ the feeling would be smug, I would not be respected. He asked me for a little kiss, I seriously objected; Altho the feeling would be bliss I would not be respected. And now that I am old and gray, And by all men respected Altho’ the feeling not so good— I’m very much respected. –Ex. Mr foster –I take great pleasure in giving you 90 in physics. Hollis Ours –Aw, just make it 100 and enjoy yourself. Hubs and More Hubs. The world is the hub of the universe, America is the hub of the world, The United States is the hub of America. Dixie is the hub of the United States, Tennessee is the hub of Dixie, The Upper Cumberland section is the hub of Tennessee, Cookeville is the hub of the Upper Cumberland, And T.P.I. is the hub of Cookeville? What Every Member of the Faculty Should Know 1. To dismiss classes when the bell rings 2. That every human mechanism has a physiological limit. 3. That stereotypical teaching is good for the healthy students; it gives them an opportunity to make up for lost sleep 4. That mules and jackasses are narrow-minded. 5. That the best student is not always the loudest talker. 6. That is it easier to assign lessons than to learn them. 7. That a snoring class is an ominous sign. 8. That progress did not stop when King Tut died. 9. That all of the world’s wisdom is not contained in text books. 10. That intolerance is the badge of an old fogey. 11. That nothing can come out of a sack but what is in it. 12. That college students like to be treated as men and women. Mrs. Kittrell –Mr. Kittrell, have you shaved today? Mr. K. –Yes, dear. Mrs. K. –Manicured your nails and combed your hair? Mr. K. –Yes, my dear. Mrs. K. –Then you may kiss Fido. Mr. Pinkerton –Say, don’t spit on the floor! Alvin Jackson –What’s the matter –floor leak?

1928-10-17

Volume 006, Description 07 of the Tech Oracle student newspaper.

1929-01-16

 

1926-11-05

Volume 004, Description 08 of The Tech Oracle student newspaper.

1927-01-05

Volume 005, Description 07 of the Tech Oracle student newspaper.

1928-01-02

Volume 006, Description 10 of the Tech Oracle student newspaper.

1929-02-28

Volume 004, Description 07 of the Tech Oracle student newspaper.

1926-12-20

Volume 004, Description 11 of The Tech Oracle student newspaper. Transcript:  Tournament Girls, Welcome to Tech! “It Happened in June” Presented by Upper Cumberland and Palladian Societies, March 25th The Upper Cumberland and Palladian Literary Societies will present "It Happened In June" at the city school auditorium March 25th. This play is a beautiful story abounding in mirth and action. It will be directed by Mr. Pinkerton who has had considerable experience' in directing dramatic preformances. The cast has been chosen, and is one of ability and reputation, some of which have appeared in a number of plays in Cookeville. The cast is as follows : Bettie Branson, pretty young owner of the Shady Grove Store —Samie Ruth Womack ; Susie Crundle,—Betty's best friend and nearest neighbor —Ann Elizebeth Bracey ; Nell Crundle, Susie's 11yr. old sister—Pearl Cornwall; Mollie Jessop, cook for the Bransons—Jessie Barnes; Evalina Scroggs, homeliest girl in the village —Milly White, Charles Atkins, a young visitor in Shady Grove —Eugene Collier, Randy Stewart, his friend who sells insurance —Donald Moore, Jim Pritchett, a village character with nothing to do in particular —Hendon Johnston, Jarvis Sneed, the meanest man in the country and president of the Shady Grove Bank —James Carlen. Tournament visitors you have seen us. How do you like us? Come back to Tech when you can stay longer! MEETING OF ALUMNI EXECUTIVE COUNCIL The Executive Council of the Alumni Association met on February 7th with the following members present: Bryce D. Stone, President, Hazel Wall, Secretary and Treasurer, Leonard Dunavin, Rebecca Johnston, Odell Cornwell, T. W. Kittrell. Plans were discussed for establishing two scholarships, one for boys and one for girls, to be paid out of the dues of the Association. These scholarships will probaly be awarded to students who make the highest average in the freshman year at Tech, but definite plans will be worked out later. The president and secretary (Continued on Page 6) Tournament Begins Thursday Evening, Twelve Teams are Entered. Miss Genevieve Collins, Peabody College, Will Referee. Twelve teams have entered the Girls, Tournament to be held Feb. 24th, 25th, 26th,. This is the first year that T. P. I. has held a tournament for the girls, although the boys' tournament has been an annual event for several years. This tournament is lure to be a success this year and we hope that it will continue to be held every year from now on. The following teams are entered, Pleasant Hill Academy, Alpine High School, Gainesboro, Granville, Watertown, Viola, Algood, Rickman, Red Boiling, Smithville, Cookeville City School and T. P. I. Preps. Efforts are being made to secure Miss Genevieve Collins Head of Physical Education for Women. Peabody College as referee for the tournament. Bulldogs Helpless After Licking By Eagles The Cumberland Bulldogs crawled back to their kennel, Tuesday night, dragging behind them the short end of a court which read 28 to 20. The Eagles played one of their best games, but at times they seem to be matching mits with those of their equal. Through it all the Bulldogs threatened from time to time, but after the first quarter the locals were always able to climb away to a good margin when things began to look a bit panicky. The fan who sees them all was asked Monday, "What's the matter with T. P. I." He scratched his head. Asked the same question Tuesday until about half past nine he said, "nothing at all". When the rifle -shot pass was fumbled or overthrown a week ago it went straight to the wash and was handled as clean as possible. Where a shot fell off to one side last week it slid through tie loaf in fact one shot made by Vaughn actually climbed back into the basket after over half of it was falling The game was no set- up. There was one, Roberson, in a red uniform, who offered to show something of the art of basketball. He ran the team and worked himself in and out in good style but when the Bulldogs did succeed in working the ball back to crip shot range sue of his twelve foot jumps to block the throw at the hoop." and ran up a count 7 to 3 by the end of the first quarter but when the Eagles got their hooping machine to going they came ahead in double quick time. Moss and Winningham drew the anger of the Bulldogs offense, the reason being that they were the monkey wrenches that presested in gumming up the cogs of the Lawyer’s goaling machine. Vaughn worked the floor in his usual style and made good many difficult shots. He was the high scorer of the game. Winningham the genial back guard, brought the house down when he ended one of his fast trip up the floor with a long loop without touching anything but the netting. Watson's work in intercepting enemy passes was good. The officiating of the referee Clark was the kind which makes the game a game. Line Ups Tech (28) Cumberland (20) Vaughn (10) F Frilts (3) H. Evans (3) F Martin (4) Moss (7) C Robinson (9) Rubbins G Goodman (3) Winningham (6) G Hicks Substitutes: Tech – Watson. Refree –Clark Opera to be given by Glee Club The T. P. I. Glee Clubs are working on a light opera, The Pirates of Penzance, which they are planning to give some time during the spring term. Mr. James Greer will sing the part of the pirate chief and Oyama Winningham is the pirate apprentice. Robert Smith is a major-general in the British army and Fannie Wright Jarvis is his youngest daughter. Beulah Allison, Virgie Lowery, and Elsie Young are daughters of the major-general also, and Emily Stanton takes the part of maid-of-all-works. The boys' ad girls' choruses add very much to the charm of the opera. The scene is laid on a desert island and the whole opera promises to be unusually interesting. We are glad you are here. We wish that we could keep you. Boys’ Tournament March 3rd 4th 5th, With Twenty-five Teams Entered The fourth annual Upper Cumberland Basketball Tournament for Boys will be held at the City High School Gymnamim on Mar. 3, 4, and 5. Twenty two teams have entered, thirteen of which have been here before. The list is as follows : Gainesboro, Celina, Livingston, Alpine, Baxter, Al-good, Watertown, Granville, Spencer, Smithville, Jamestown, Monterey, Cookeville Junior High School, T. P. I. preps, McMinnville, Manchester, Viola Dunlap,' Gordonville, Carthage, Crossville and Pikeville. That three teams that have won tournaments are: Granville, Gladeville, and Alpine. Many students now in T. P. I. have played on various teams during former tournament. Among them are G. Winningham, Richardson, K. Evans, H. Evans Vaughn, Greenwood, Woods, Mallory, S. Carr, Rich, Dowell, M. Gates, C. Davis, Butler, Poteet, Hargis. Basketball fans will have an opportunity to see as many games as they like during this tournament which is one of the outstanding events of the year. Co-eds Lose to Murfreesboro After holding the lead into the middle of the third quarter, the T.P.I. girls lost to middle Tennessee Teachers College 29-13. The score at end of first quarter was 6-1, T. P. I. leading. At half, the score was 9-7, T. P. I still ahead. Third quarter-19-13, Normal ahead; final score, 29-13 with Normal ahead. The score does not indicate the closeness of the game. The first half of the game was fast and interesting, but the second half was rough and the playing was ragged. Beasley was high scorer of the game, with 19 points: A. P. Whitson was next with 11 points. Lineup: Tech M.T.T.C. A.P. Whitson (11) F Beasley (19) Thompson (2) F Pitt L. Whitson C Vaughn Moore G Dillon Haile G Jones Referee Josh Hughes Substitutes, Normal: Templeton, Keeling, Ganaway. A school is prosperous in proportion to the horsepower and horse sense of its boosters. Can You Answer These Questions? Ask Biology Students about These Questions Which Are Studied in That Class The following are a few of the questions asked and discussed in the biology class. Some may appear easy and simple, but when studied scientifically have an important bearing on various subjects. 1. Do snakes have feet? 2. Do earthworms have a brain? 3. What means of communication do bees have? 4. How does an oyster eat? 5. Can a toad taste foot? 6. What are vitamins? 7. Do fish have blood? 8. What is the smallest animal in the world? 9. What is the smallest plant in the world? 10. How are leaves of plants made green? 11. What is the morphology of yeast? 12. Is there anything older than its mother? 13. What is life? 14. How is bread mould formed? 15. What is “Pond scum”? 16. Does a crawfish have a backbone? 17. Do honey bees see? 18. How many eggs does a queen bee lay per day? -The Babbler Bethel Five Wins from Tech by 39 to 17 Score Bethel College took revenge from Tenn. Tech in their home gym. Friday night Feb. 11. For the first half the teams were evenly matched. They swapped fumbles and bad passes after the rest period the Kentuckians took the floor, with renewed energy and overcome small margin that the Eagles held on them, never to be checked. The crip shots that the Kentuckians were permitted to make marked the decisive part of the game. Line Up Tech Bethel Evans F Regnold Vaughn F Higgins Winningham C Sanford Robbins G Rogers Watson G Cabrey Subs: Tech –Cobb, R. Evans, Johnson and Davis Bethel: Girh. Referee: Johnson Upper Cumberland Chooses Affirmative Side of Question for Debate The Upper Cumberland debater have chosen the affirmative side of the question submitted by the Sherwoods for the annual intersociety debate which is: Resolved, That Labor Unions as they now exist, are on the whole beneficial to the American people. Both teams are strong and will represent their societies well. College Finances Let students pay for education now suggested Let students pay for the entire cost of education. Here is a means of eliminating the necessity for perpetual begging, for the brother and danger of million dollar drives so at least thought some of the del-agates to a recent Association of American Colleges convention at Chicago. Instead of paying only 31 per cent of educational cost as they do now, college students should foot the entire educational bill, argued Trevor Arnett, authority on college finance, who represented the Carnegie Institute. He recommended that tuition fees be raised gradually to cover the entire cost of college courses. Scholarship loans and student aids of all kinds should be utilized to enable students to meet this additional charge, he said. Money now used for endowment could be diverted to these channels. Alfred College Experiments While discussion goes on, one college has lately begun to experiment with this new idea. The forthcoming catalog of Alfred University (New York) carries the announcement that tuition fees will be gradually increased to meet the cost of education. By a cooperative agreement the Harmon Founda lion premises to lend money to students unable to furnish cash. The tuition will increase gradually during the next three years, from the present amount of $150 year to $300. Eventually, Alfred University announces, this move will free education from the "stigma of eleemosynarism". Students Will Borrow Students will, of course, not be expected to pay the entire fee at once, except in rare cases only $150 or possibly $100, will be asked for in cash payment. The deferred obligation will be turned over to tuition within the next five years. In return, the Foundation will furnish the University with cash for current operating expenses. This is not the first attempt of the Harmon Foundation to lend money to students for completing their education. Since 1922 groups of students in 60 colleges have been borrowing from this source. The money loaned for a period of five years, to be repaid in installments of $10 per month. So far the plan has been quite successful; out of 357 borrowers only two have failed altogether in their payments. Students Will Lend Meanwhile something new under the sun, a system of student loans, has been established. Palaeopitus Dartmouth student government has begun the system of student loans described in the New Student of December 8. The following are the main provisions in the measure passed by Palaeopitus: 1. This fund shall be known as The Palaeopitus Student Loan Fund, the appropriation for which shall be made by Palaeopitus from the College Chest and shell be administered by the Committee hereinafter described. 2. The purpose of this fund shall be solely to furnish financial aid for any Dartmouth undergraduate who would otherwise be unable to meet his college bills in acceptance with the regulations of the college, “No student shall be perceived to register any semester take the final examination in course unless all college bills at that time are paid.” This fund shall be super by treasurer of the College man, a committee of three of the personnel department, the treasurer of Palatopitus, the Personnel officer acting Chairman of the Committee –Student Automobile Dictionary Carburetor –The place from all trouble starts. The Tech Oracle Official Publication of the students of Tennessee Polytechnic Institute. Published Semi-monthly Subscription rates $1.50 per year Editorial Staff Editor in Chief Hazel Wall Assistant Editor Eleanor Haile Assistant Editor Benton M. Carr Associate Editors Athletic Harry Burrow Wit and Humor Robert Smith Exchange Alberta Cassetty Class Editor Lucille Lee Society Odell Cornwell Alumni Rebecca Johnston Feature Editor Jonnie Bilbrey Poet Vadus Carmack Business Manager David Terry Assistant Business Manager Circulation Manager Paul Tidwell Asst. Circulation Manager Alfred Gill Faculty Advisor J.M. Hatfield Printed by Herald Publishing Company. Entered at the Cookeville post office. Second-class rate pending. Dear Old Dad Sammie Ruth Womack We honor our mother and love her more than any other woman living, but I sometimes wonder if “dear old dad” does not grow a wee bit jealous of all the love and devotion we lavish on her? You rarely ever heard dad praised. He is the man that pays the bills –the fellow we go to when we are in need of money, and in many instances he is hardly considered a member of the family. I love my mother as much as any of you, but my father holds a place in my heart that no one can fill; and so it is of our “dear old dad” that I would speak to you today. When our fathers married and took upon themselves the responsibilities of family life, they were practically all of them young of perhaps younger than you college boys. They had the same love of life, the same enthusiasm in sports, and the same capacity of enjoyment that you boys have. Probably none of them and the advantages of a college education, but no matter from what station of life they came, they had a good time. All this they gave up for us. What have we done for them? They do not except much from us; but they do expect and we show them due respect and that we make the most of the opportunities which they have made it possible for us to have. Our fathers are human beings, and they enjoy being loved and praised as much as our mothers do. We have a mother’s day, a young peoples’ day, and recently in Nashville a week was set aside as boys’ week. But where does dad’s day come in? I know the fathers have long ago lost faith in the old adage “that every dog has his day”. Let us consider how hard they have worked and toiled for us and what we owe them in return. Some of them have worked from early morning until late at night in order that we may have better advantages than they had. They are happy in our success and they have long ceased to dream of what they might have been and they have transferred their dreams and ambitions to the lives of their children. What proud father has not pictured to himself his son as a president? And thus it is if we would make dad happy and make him feel that all his efforts have not been in vain, we must do our best in everything. Let us not think of dad as an outsider and one who can not understand things. The reason many of us have formed this opinion of our fathers is that we have not given him a chance to prove himself otherwise. We have lived under the same roof all these years, and yet understand each other as much as do the rankest of strangers. Young people, this applies to you. May I ask that you get acquainted with him and make him your partner and pal in every place of your life. He will enjoy hearing all your joys and your sorrows and will take pride in helping you. Long ago the idea was formed that the whole existence of the family depended upon the mother, but this idea has been proved false as it was formed in a time when so many fathers turned down their families for strong drink. We have ceased to say that when we lose our mothers we have lost our best best friend, but that we have lost one of the best friends, for our father is, in truth, as good a friend as our mothers. And let us not wait until t is too late to show dad we love and appreciate him but if we have any roses for him, give them to him now instead of putting them on his grave. Palladians and Upper Cumberlands Have a Valentine Program “With a steady swing and an open brow We have tramped the way together.” The Palladians and their follow workers, Upper Cumberlands, were loath to admit the passing of a festival day without some commemoration. And accordingly, when Valentine came, thinking of past work together and “The leagues that lie before us” they met together in the auditorium and left on the program books of the society a few numbers for future members to be proud: Devotional –Baily Bockman Vocal Duet –Beulah Allison and Robert Smith, accompanied by Dan Jarvis Declamation –Paul Moore The program was as concluded with a Valentine contest, and prizes were awarded O’dell Cornwell, Polly Hudgens and Beulah Allison. Death of Mr. Henderson’s sister We were very sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. A. G. Scott which occurred at her home in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on February 11 after an illness of several months. Mrs. Scott was a sister of Mr. J. M. Henderson and the mother of Allen G. Scott, who was a student of T. P. I. at the beginning of the fall quarter. He was called home on account of the illness of his mother and was unable to return. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. Henderson and the Scott family. Eagles lose hard fought game to businessmen The quintet of Bowling Green Business University won a hard fought game from Tennessee Tech’s five by a one point margin. The score being 30 to 29. The first half of the game was a little slow but through the entire last half it was not known whether either team had the edge on the other, as both teams were playing a rapid game. It was not until the time whistle ended the game that the spectators or team knew which would win. Vaughn was the high scorer of the game, he looped 19 of Tech 29 points. Line up T. P. I. B. G. B. U. Vaughn F Perisho Evans F Stamper Winningham C Williams Robbins G Lewis R. Evans G Weems Subs, Tech: Cobb, Johnson Referee: Smith Advertising is the life of trade and the death of failure. Music Notes The chapel hour Wednesday of last week and Thursday of this week was given to Miss Stanton, who arranged some very interesting programs. On Wednesday, the program consisted of: Piano solo: Minuet Paderewski Virginia Wilcox Vocal Solo: Where my Caravan has Rested A Garden Romance – Beulah Allison Saxophone Solos: Selection from “The Mikado” Toddling Sax –Lauren O’Dell On Thursday morning the following program was given: Reading –“Home Sweet Home” O’dell Cornwell Vocal Solos: “By the Water of Minnesota” --Cadman “Spring Fancy –Denmore --Daninie Wright Jarvis. New Books for Library The following books were added to the library last week: “Far From the Maddening Crowd” by Thomas Hardy. “The Choir Invisible” by James Lane Allen “In the Tennessee Mountains” by Charles Egbert Craddock “The Black Tulip” by Alexander Dumas. “The Marble Faun” by Natahniel Hawthorne “The Appreciation of Art” by Eugen Newhaus “Great Artists and Their Work” by Alfred Mansfield Brooks “Democracy and the Party System” by Osthogorski “Hand Andy” by Samuel Lover “Ninety-Three” by Victor Hugo “Shirely” by Charlotte Bronte Everybody Wants to Attend College “More and more students in our colleges” –year after year the Boston Transcript’s annual survey of college education has brought forth this hackedneyed statement. This year it is revised. Now, “everybody wants to go to college.” Approximately 750,000 young people are now attending colleges in the United States. Many statistics will follow, the transcript announces, of which a good percentage, it is hoped, will prove illuminating; but none will there be more indicative of current conditions in the realm of American higher education than these: Only thirteen in 10,000 of the population of France and only fifteen in 10,000 of the population of the British Ilses are found in the universities of those countries; there were in our colleges and universities during 1923 about 600,000 students, or about sixty in 10,000 of the population of this country. --New Student. Locals Several former Tech students will present at the Valentine party given Saturday evening, February 12, by the Belles Lettres and Sherwood Literary Societies. The following T. I. I. students spent the week-end away: Arlie Moss – Chattanooga Hugh Butler –Celina Milard Gates –Celina Willie Cherry–Celina A.C. Willis –Spencer Henry Chapman –Spencer Pearle Cornwall –Nashville Ann Elizabeth Bracey –Nashville Eugene Collier –Nashville Mr. and Mrs. Smith Entertain Faculty. The faculty of T. P. I and their wives were delightfully entertained at the home of Acting President A.W. Smith and Mrs. Smith on Monday evening, February 14. The Valentine idea was carried out in the decorations, amusements, and refreshments. Seven tables of progressive rook were played, Mrs. Pinkerton receiving the prize, a lovely handkerchief. For the highest score. Mr J.M. Hatfield was the winner of a contest, due to his proficiency in forestry. The faculty appreciated the counesy extended them by Mr. and Mrs. Smith, as this was the first opportunity they had had of getting together. News Items At a meeting of the State Board of Education on February 11, $400 was appropriated for the purchase of a large motor driven lawn mower for use on the campus and athletic field. Mr. Austin W. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pinkerton, and Miss Oliver attended the Teachers Meeting at Smithville last Saturday, where Mr. Smith addressed the teachers of Dekalb Count. Miss Eunice Allen, Miss Brownie Renfore, Miss Lilah Hembree, and Mr. Z. I. Beachboard, members of the faculty of the Smithville Highschool, were here for the game between the Smithville girls and T.P.I. Prep girls. Mrs. Chas. Cooper was president at the chapel hour Wednesday morning and sang three numbers which were very much enjoyed by the student body. Prep Beats Baxter in First Game In a game marred by unusual roughness and a great number of fouls. T.P.I. preps defeated the Baxter seminary 30 to 22 one night last week in the City school gyms. The preps led through the game by a small margin, but it looked as if the Baxterians would go ahead several times. Neville for Baxter was the high scorer. He basketed 8 field goals. McDonald for the Preps. Was successful in ringing the bell five times for 2 points each and one free goal. Line Up Preps Baxter McDonald F Puckett Greenwood F Boyd Moore C Neville Cobb G Lynn Rich G Brown Subs: Preps, Robbins Baxter –Jones, Jaquess Love Love is a native of the rocks, Of briery paths and stony places: She has no bond with men who wear The placid mask of happy faces; She favors not the glittering court, Its ennui- nor its gaudy graces-.L-. Love dwells among the weathered rocks. Of the wind-swept and silent spaces. Love cohabits with the winds That swirl in elemental fury Above the earth and when she sends Her challenge to a tired heart, weary With the quiet tenor of its way, Her mandate is so softly spoken It reeks not of the price to pay, Nor counts the hearts already broken. 0, yes! Love dwells among the rocks, Her haven is the unseen places Where God meets god and stars in flocks A- cruising go through empty spaces. And she is king and she is queen To fits of despotism given And through her scepter is unseen It rules the earth as well as heaven --Vadus Carmack It is a striking coincidence that American ends in “I Can.” The Luck of Having a Job Good luck is the twin brother of hard work, while hard luck is a close relative of laziness. Luck dreams of a dollar, work earn it. Luck pictures a home, while work builds it. Luck takes a nap, while brains are winning points. Trusting to luck is fishing with an empty hook. The map who relies on luck is lucky if he keeps out of the poor house. True luck means rising at six in the morning—out on the floor before the alarm clock stops. Living on a dollar if you earn two. Minding your own business. Noticing your own faults as closely as you do your neighbor’s. It means appointments you never failed to keep, trains you never failed to catch, the opportunities you did not miss. I’ve noticed, too, that bad luck and an unguarded tongue often go together. Then, too, the victim of bad luck is often incapable of team work. That handicaps him from taking part in the big Games. Good fortune is the accident that befalls the fit. There isn’t much perversity of events. The buttered side down of ill luck happens because it is the buttered side. Everything hits the sore spot, but not more than any other. One finds what he is looking for, and all things rush to the service of him who knows how to use them. Our successes are at least collaterally incident to our attempts. We meet casually some day the very mood for which we long have waited. If we carry a botany box of observation we shall gather many specimens. Into the magazine of the eager mind the spark of incident will inevitably drop. Joseph was a “lucky fellow,’ but part of his good luck was that he had an opportunity of demonstrating his fitness for doing large things by his faithfulness to small ones. He had the luck of being a servant. That was his chance. Every fellow who has a job has a chance. Don’t think for a moment that things went smooth and without opposition at the court of Pharahb. There were palace intrifues and high offcials who tried to knife him in the dark. Any man who tries to strike twele finds a dozen hands reaching for the muffler. When ou are at the bottom lots of folks at you on the head and say, “Poor dog! You deserve better,” but start bravely upward and the crowd haunts a rock to hurl at “such an upstart.” News From Other Colleges A student’s organization of Buenos Aires sent a telegram of congratulation to senator Borah expressing gratitude at his “defense of Nicaragua,” and for showing the people in the United States the “true situation.” In Mexico City an association of Central Americans to boycott American goods until the Marines are withdrawn from Nicaragua is being led by Juan Mella, a Cuban student. The association has already sent telegrams to American political leaders’ demanding the withdrawal of American troops. A national Union of Canadian students may be formed, similar to the National Union of England and Wales, the “Confederation Internationale des Etudiantes” of Europe and the National Student Federation of America. Representatives of eleven Canadian colleges and universities met in Montreal during the Christmas vacation to decide whether the project is feasible. In the West Canadian colleges fell an especial need for this union. The “better understanding” which a union would bring about is wanted in these institutions which are at present practically isolated from the rest of the Dominion. The situation is somewhere better in the East, because of an Intercollegiate Union. More than 1,000 persons attended the annual short course for farm people at Albama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn. Sixty countries of the 67 in Albama were represented. Teachers to the number of 114 from British overseas dominions, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand, are teaching this year in schools of Great Britain, and the same number of teachers from England and Scotland have gone to replace them temporarily, under the plan for teacher exchange arranged by the British League of Empire. Sherwoods The Sherwood Literary Society met in its regular meeting room on February 14, and rendered the following program: Devotional—Chaplain Debate: Resolved that Japanese and Chinese should be admitted to United States citizenship Affirmative Negative Clyde McDonald Joe McClain Jasper Harp Homer Gates Declamation –Olin Carr. Jokes—Guy Boyd. The negative were successful in obtaining a favorable report from the judges. The affirmative speakers proved that they were competent of consideration as debaters. There were no vacant seats in our meeting room and several of the members were required to stand. Come on, Sherwoods, and let’s make it 100 per cent next time. J.L. Myers made a peppy speech which brought us to a realization of our duty in Society. Dr. Sheeley Here on Feb. 22 On February 22 Dr. F.N. Seerly of New York will be at the Tennessee Polytechnic Institute to speak to students. He comes under the auspices of the Young Men’s Chstian Association and will spend the day in conferences with various groups. Those who remember Dr. Hall who was here a few years ago will look forward to Dr. Seerley’s visit, as his work is similar to that of Dr. Hall. Cumberland University Falls Before T.P.I. Shift their combination as they would and battle to the end as they did, Cumberland University’s Bulldogs were unable to match goals with T.P.I. Golden Eagles, and went down in defeat by 26 to 22 in the Cumberland gym. The constant swapping of the Bulldogs made a good game of one which otherwise probably would have been mediocre. It was a constant repetition of the things all the way. The Eagles would bring the ball up the floor and one of the TPI’s sharpshooters, would pitch a goal and the Bulldogs would slip in and fight their way back up the court and flip in a counter. Things went evenly at times but usually the Eagles kept five or six points in the lead. It was a hard game for the Bulldogs to drop, more so for the reason that Coach Knee thinks his superior to those of TPI Seven Bulldogs saw service, while Coach Overall used but five men. Try as they might, the Lebanons could not find a smooth working combination. Line Up Ten Tech Cumberland H. Evans F Fitts Vaughn F Martin Moss G Robinson Robbins G Goodman Winningham G Hicks Subs: Cumberland Drescall, Layman Importance of Brood Sow on Farm Donald Moore There is no other animal department of the farm that is of more importance than a good brood sow. The farm that keeps a brood sow does not have to depend on the meat market for its meat supply. The cook only goes to the smokehouse without her purse, and not even realizing how much she gets. The farm is looking for cash income; nothing will come nearer filling this demand than a sow. A quick turn-over of feed is realized and usually a nice profit is made. The sow utilizes all garbage such as: skim-milk, buttermilk, kitchen slop, etc., also eats refused feed, and other products from the garden that would otherwise go to waste. The hogs, if the farmer desired, will gather and market his crops. The necessity of pasture for hogs will force the farmer to plant legumes and cover crops, which will be indirectly a great benefit to the farmer. The farm that keeps a sow has available an even supply of quality feeders at all times. The farm that does not have a brood sow on it can easily see where it is losing money both directly and indirectly. Belle Lettres and Sherwoods Sponder Valentine Party A delightful social event of the winter term was the Valentine party given Saturday night Feb. 12 in the TPI auditorium. The room was decorated with red and white crepe peper streamers and hearts. Streamer of paper led from each window to large red heart in the center of the room. The lights were shaded with red paper giving a radiant effect. Games were played in the gymnasium and contests were enjoyed in the auditorium. The ones receiving prizes were Mrs. A.W. Smith, Mayme Gipson and Homer Gates, Jessie Barnes Johnny Bilbrey, Mary Frances Whitson and Harry Burrows. Refreshments were served from the library. The menu included, Heart sandwiches hipolite and cherry sandwiches, Heart mints, nuts in red meat cups and coffee. The chaperones were Mr. and Mrs. Lane, Mr. Lane being Sponsor of the Belles Lettres and Mr. and Mrs. Hatfield. Mr. Hatfield being the Sherwood Sponsor. Other members of the faculty enjoyed the occasion. Because chapel groups hear prominent speakers number barely enough to start a good basketball game and because voluntary chapel means to most a permanent excused absence, the Richmond collegian, University of Richmond Virginia pleads for the return of compulsory services. You can be successful in boosting your town, but don’t try to shove it. Meeting of Alumni executive council (continued from page 1) Were authorized to write the Senator Hensley and Representative Anderson in the name of the Association, asking them to support the Appropriation Bill for this institution which is before the Legislature. Interesting Chapel Address The students of TPI were again fortunate in having Dr. TC. Crume, the evangelist from Kentucky, to speak to them the second at the chapel last Friday. Dr. Crume’s subject was “success” and he made a very inspiring talk. 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