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Volume 009, Number 02 of the Tech Oracle student newspaper. Transcript: TECH ORACLE TECH TRAMPLES MURRAY TEACHERS The Golden Eagle Use Varied Attack To Defeat Teachers By J. Harry Puckett Last Saturday was a great day for the Golden Eagles. They defeated the strong teams from Murray 19 to 7. It was a fast game and full of thrills. Although Tech scored two touchdowns in the initial quarter, it was late in the fourth period before the Eagles were safe. It was the first home game of the season. Those Golden Eagles were determined to win the opening game here for the home folks. A large crowd was on hand, the cheering section was doing its part, and the spirit of the team was high. Therefore, it was just a bad day for the Thoroughbreds. Within the find 6 minutes of play, after several good line plays, Midgett hurled the bat to Floyd about 35 yards and for the first touchdown. Adams failed make the extra point through the line. A little later, after a hard drive down the-field, Midgett passed to Quillen, who carried the ball around right end for the second touchdown. Adams place kicked for the extra point. Score 13 to 0. Murray made their lone touchdown in the second quarter, after several short passes put them in scoring territory. King carried the ball over through the line. Cutchins kicked the extra point. It was late in the second quarter that Quillen made a 4 yard run around right end to be tackled near the goal line. So hard was he tackled near the goal line. So hard was he tackled that he fumbled the ball which went over the goal line; McCluskey, who is always at the right place at the right time, recovered the fumbled ball for the last touchdown. Cutchins kicked the extra point. This whole team played well. It was a fine piece of teamwork. Midgett ran the team in good style. Quillen made several long runs and was most always good for a few yards. For the visitors Shaw, King and Welts played best. The Iine-up: Tech Pos. Murray Taylor L.E. Wickliffe Wilson L.T. Wells Humphery L.G. (Cap.) Perdue Lehning C. Caldwell McCluskey R.G. Bryant Jennings R.T. Smith Midgett Q. Allen Hall R.E. Brinkley Quillen L.H. Cutchins Floyd R.H. Shaw Adams F.B. King Referee; Hughes (Vanderbilt). Umpire; Striegel (Tennessee). Headlineman: Thackston Timekeeper: Watson (Tenn. Tech). Sub. Tech: Carrier for Hall; Binns for Taylor; Holt for McCluskey; Haile for Quillen; Blankenship for Holt; Dickerson for Adams; Lewis for Haile; Bryan for Jennings. Murray Foster for Shaw Geveden for Smith; Hayes for Bryant; Powell for Wickliffe. IMPROVEMENT MADE ON TECH CAMPUS Work is progressing rapidly on the improvement of a small portion of the Tech campus adjoining Dixie Avenue. The land, after being broken, was double-disced and leveled with a harrow in order to insure a good seed bed, for the sowing of blue grass. Professor Conry, head of the Agriculture Department, is supervising the work. This portion of the campus has been somewhat neglected in the past and has not been kept as attractive as it might have been. However, in a short time it should be one of the most attractive spots on the campus, and is an improvement that should be appreciated by every student at Tech. EAGLE STAFF LETS CONTRACT October 10, the contract for publishing the Tech Eagle was let through Mr. Cullum, representative for the McQuiddy Printing Company, Nashville. The Staff has not definitely decided upon the design and color of the bindings for the Eagle. The contract was let for the publication of 700 copies, and it is the editor’s opinion that the publication will reach 950 copies. The editor, Davis Terry, says “The staff is always open for suggestions from the student body.” There has been no material turned in, but the editor expects to have all the cuts for photographs in two weeks and all the material from the various departmental and social clubs by January 15, 1932. It is the intention of the staff to have the Tech Eagle in the hands of the students two weeks before the end of the school year. TECH BAND IS MAKING PROGRESS Some educational leader made the remark that you could judge a college by the band it supported. If this is true, Tech is on the upward climb. One year ago our band existed with 16 members. At this time is being written our band can count 35 members, with a possible eight more. If growth were all we would feel quite content, but the quality has improved in like manner to the quantity, so that we feel really proud of our Tech musicians. From all outward signs the college orchestra will have a successful year, since several new members have been added to our very substantial foundation. If the T.P.I. student body stands behind the band and orchestra as sincerely as the band stands behind them, we shall grow, musically, by leaps and bounds. Band members to date: Trumpets: Dr. Saunders, C.A. Womack, C.M. Smart, R. Greenwood, Paul Jennings, R. Young, Lovett, Miller, Stealey. Clarinets: O. Clinard, Menessee, C. Lenning. Baritone: J.P. Hamilton. Altos: Washburn, D. Lee, L. Simmons, R. Hamilton. Saxophones: J. Henry, G. Womack, Rickman, G. Shanks Trombones: Dr. Thurman, Mr. Farrar Stone, Dryden. Magnum. Basses: J.L. Taylor, E. Apperson. Drums: Mr. Sharp King, Stratton. Do You Want An R.O.T.C. Unit Some student, probably a freshman, has advanced the idea that Tennessee Tech should have a unit of the R.O.T.C. Many of the larger colleges and universities have these units, which are fostered by no less a person than Uncle Samuel himself, in person. A unit here will mean that uniforms will be in evidence and soldiers will be seen, with grades all the way from colonel to buck private in the rear ranks. This scribe does no know much about the matter, and is writing the article to see whether anybody else does. President and Mrs. Smith Will Entertain Faculty President and Mrs. Q.M. Smith will entertain the members of the faculty, their waves, and a few invited guests in the Home Economics Building tomorrow evening, in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Barton. HOMECOMING By Mary Bell Martin Tennessee Polytechnic institute is proud to announce the fourth Homecoming that is to be held during the Thanksgiving holidays. Although engaged in other schools and other walks, the former students have taken worthy interest in their Alma Mater and have looked forward to the day when they can return and once more live over the days they have spent here,. The aim of Homecoming week in to keep in touch with those who have completed their years in T. P. I., therefore we have set aside a certain time for the benefit of the alumni and their activities. We have something to Iook forword to, the seeing of old stand-bys who have been so loyal, leaking new acquaintance. We are all eagerly looking forward to the Thanksgiving football game; the classic at the season, when T. P. I. plays S. T. C., of Murfreesboro. This Is to be the climax of the day. This is the third year we have played S. T. C., and we want to make it the biggest and the best game we have had. Talk it among your friends, on the campus. Watch for the program in the Homecoming edition of the Tech Oracle. Fellow students, we must cooperate in the work of making it a success. If we ever needed teamwork, now is the time! If every student does his best to try to make it what it should be, it will become a real center for all the school spirit of T.P.I. As teamwork is the only way to make this homecoming go over the top to success, let us do our utmost to give the former students a most enthusiastic welcome. We want to make this homecoming the best that we have ever had. TECH AGGIES HOLD ANNUAL OUTING On Thursday evening, October 8, members of the Agriculture Club held their annual outing at Camp Whoopee, ten miles West of Cookeville. All freshmen majoring in agriculture were invited as guests. The program of the evening consisted of swimming, stuns, and a lunch consisting of apple cider and ginger bread, welners, mustard, pickles, buns, and marshmallows. After lunch, the men formed in a circle and each gave his name, home town, and specific field of agricultural interest. Short talks were made by Dr. Walrath, Professor Conry and Professor Barnard. We then decided to adjourn, a nice time having been enjoyed by all. Those present were as follows: Dr. Walrath, Dr. Farr, Professor Conry, Professor Barnard, Joe Gallagher, Arnold Puckett, Harold Davis, Vinton Stealey, Joe Black, Woodrow Piper, Everett Tucker, Roy Ownby, James Clayton, George Starcher, Ralph Davis, Guy Boyd, David Terry, Dowe Hinds, Frank Pharris, Estil Swack, Adrian Robbins, Selmer Neskaug, Preston Hogue, Malcolm Qualls, Charles Jennings, Simon Suggs, Thomas Savage, Franklin Henry, Haney Judd, and Vernon Robinson. BUSINESS MEN ARE OFFERED SUBSCRIPTIONS For the first time in Oracle history have the business men of Cookeville been offered the opportunity of subscribing for the college paper. A committee of young women—Jonelda Ament, Helen Paris, Elnora Stanton, and Minnie Pippin have been calling on those who are not directly connected with the advertising firms. This idea was advanced during last year by Attorney General E.H. Boyd but was not put into practice during the year. At the beginning for this year however the idea was adopted, and the four young women have been calling upon about seventy five professional and business men for subscriptions. The pain is successful, and hereafter the people of Cookeville can keep informed of the institutions’ profess through the pages of the Tech Oracle. Misses Ament, Paris, Stanton and Pippin are wide-awake sales ladies. Agriculture Cost Accounting Class Makes Field Trip October 9, 1931, Doctor Frank J. Walrath took the cost accounting class on a field trip. The class of five: Dowe Hinds, David R. Terry, Guy F. Boyd, Selmar, Neskaug, and Earl Suggs made a farm inventory of Mr. John Ford’s farm on the Dry Valley Road. TECH PLAYS BETHEL HERE SATURDAY Strong Kentucky Team is Expected to Give Eagles Trouble By J. Harry Puckett When the Golden Eagles clash with Bethel here Saturday, October 17, a splendid game of football will be staged. One hour of much running, hard tackling, and blocking, as it should be done. The Golden Eagles are expected to be in excellent condition for Saturday’s game after defeating Murray State last Saturday and without any serious injuries. The Bethel team is known far and wide as a team that fights hard for the full sixty minutes. It is going to take a lot of drive and determination to defeat this team. Last year Tech lost to Bethel by the count of 6-0. However the Eagles are eager to redeem themselves this year. The Tech squad is working hard this week, trying to overcome the faults of last week’s game. The team may have some new plays to turn loose on Bethel. Not so much is known of Bethel, but they lost to an Arkansas College two weeks ago 13 to 0. Then last Friday Murfreesboro Teachers defeated Bethel 25 to 0. Weaver, the veteran fullback, is again in the starting line-up which will probably be as follows: Paris, L.E.; Shoulders, L.T.; Russell, L.G.; Perry, C; Tate, R.G.; Brasher, R.T.; Wolcott, R.E; Young, Q.; Vincell, L.H.; Hoerth, R.H.; Weaver, F.B.; LITTLE EAGLES PLAY STATE AGGIES FRIDAY Games Will Be Staged in Nashville Next Friday, October 16, the Freshman team, coached by Perey C. Scott, will journey to Nashville to meet the strong aggregation of Tech Aggies. Both teams have a good start this season and, of course, the rooters of the Tech yearly… a victory. The ready played two SHOP story and the other a defeat. On October 3 the team journeyed to Burritt College, up in the mountains at Spencer, and trounced the team there with a small margin of 7 to 6. The members of the team claim that they were not well organized for the game –hence the close score. On October 9, the team went to Lebanon to meet the Castle Heights eleven and the score was finally placed—Tech Yearlings 0, Castle Heights 25. The Eagles number 25 in all and line-up as follows: Stroup, R.E.; Caruthers, R.T.; Slatton, R.G.; Burkhalter, E.; Hawkins, L.G.; Crosslyn, L.T.; Kidd, L.E.; Courley, L.H.; Dryden, R.G.; Wills, L.E.; Woods, L.T.; Chasteen, R.T.; Jellicorse, Q.B.; Scott, R.H.; Piper, F.B.; West, L.H.; Roper, F.B.; Smith, R.H.; Ensor, R.T.; Fisher, L.G.; Rickman, Q.B.. T-CLUB TO SELL FOOTBALL TICKETS The “T” Club met Wednesday evening and voted to sponsor the sale of football tickets for the coming season. A committee of three Dowe Hinds, Rema Schubert, and Earl Suggs, was appointed to take charge of the sale of tickets. The club receives a commission on all sales. The funds raised are to be used to buy football awards. Chapel Readers The dean has posted a list of chapel readers for the Fall quarter, using the faculty list in the catalog alphabetically. The readers for the quarter are professor Bartoo, Barnard Campbell, Coury, Dicus, Farr, Foster, Hatfield, Henderson, Kittrell, Lane, Overall, and Passons. THE TECH ORACLE Official Publications of the Students of Tennessee Polytechnic Institute Published Semi-monthly Subscription, per year $1.00 Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at Cookeville, Tennessee, under the Act of March 3, 1879 STAFF Mildred Bohannon Editor Conrad W. Bates Associate Editor J. Robert Brame Associate Editor Frances Officer Associate Editor Pat Cornwell Features J. Harry Puckett Athletic Editor Mary Barbour Social News Selma Mitchell Alumni Jared Maddux BUSINESS MANAGER Ruth Plumnie Subscription Wm. Colonel Anderson Circulation Manager Preston Hoge Asst. Cir. Manager Mary Virgin Lane Advertising Manager Thomas L. Passons Faculty Adviser A WORD TO FRESHMEN You are beginning your first year in college. You made an outstanding record in high school, your reputation as a high school. Your reputation as a high school senior was satisfactory. But remember that you are a freshman now, and, further, a freshman has no record behind him so far as the college is concerned. You cannot depend on what you did in high school to carry you through college. Tech is not interested in what you did in high school but it is materially interested in what you do in college. And it will give you credit for what you do here, not what you did at the __ High School. Then start now, freshman, to make a record here. And remember that success is spelled with W O R K. SELL THOSE TICKETS Prof. F.U. Foster has announced for the T.P.I. Athletic Association that no games will be sponsored this year by the “T” Club to aid in buying sweaters for letter men. He further suggested a plan for obtaining the necessary funds. Here it is. The athletic association offers to give to the sweater fund a percentage of all proceeds from the tickets sold by students. This plan has several good features about it as was pointed out by Professor Foster. It not only provides a way of procuring cash from a source other than the student body, but it advertises Tech by getting more outsiders to the game. Students, let’s boost our tickets selling and put it over in a big way this year. Those fellows on the team are doing their part. Let’s back them up and show our appreciation of what they are doing by doing our part. Sell tickets and boost Tech. WE WONDER Why Mutt Quillan is so dumb in shorthand? Why Bill Compery was considered the “Freshest” freshman? Where Elnora Stanton acquire the name of “Buzzard?” If all the “crushes” for the new females are crashing? What has become of Franklin Dyer? What Coach Overall said to Chas Lenning? If the freshman team enjoyed the shower bath over at Spencer? If “Shugin” Qualls is assistant freshman coach? If Rickman is a real Romeo? Where “Cotton” Anderson got the pants? Why “Sot” Jobe is looking so gloomy? If Chas. Draper is married. If Minno wants to go back to North Carolina When “Iron Man” Binns and “Chop Mutt” are going to fight it out? How the freshman like Kangaroo Court? Which one of the Piggs is Which? If Freshman Coach Scott resembles Rockie. If Tommy is still clapping. Who taught Cherry how to use a pencil sharpener? Why they call Robert Johnson “Dolly”? If Jack Holt was worried with his girl friends Saturday. If “Father” West is enjoying his vacation. If Esther has learned Jack’s varsity yell. TECH FRESHMEN NEED SHIRTS CALL MERCHANT FROM HOME TO SUPPLY One night last week a Cookeville merchant was called from peaceful evening at home, by an excited person who said he wanted shirts. “Shirts?” asked the merchant. “Who are you?” “Me?” the voiced replied. “O, I’m just a freshman.” Further inquiry revealed the fact that several more freshmen wanted shirts, and being a good business man, he went to the store. There he was awaited by quite a congregation of young men. His supply of shirts, however, was sufficient despite the fact that all freshmen seemed to want one kind –blue chambray. The sudden craze for the shirts was explained when the news leaked out that the upper classmen were requiring the freshmen to wear blue work shirts to classes. President’s Fountain Have you new students found the best fountain on the campus? In the rear of the Administration building, near the North end of the tennis court, --there it is –and pure ice water, thanks to President Smith for installing it. For years an old well was located at this spot with the familiar town pump; and every one was privileged to drink, even if germs were supposed to be in evidence. Many times the water was condemned –at least by the super elect, but the pump still creaked away. The president never sanctioned, of course, the use of this water, as many other fountains about the campus had been provided. Finally, he became tired of the unsightly pump, as he had to pass it several times a day on his way to his home. He had the workmen place pipe in the well –over 150 feet down, 300 feet both ways –and that is why the water is so cold. Now, if you have not been to the fountain, invite a friend and have a drink. TENNIS TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD FOR MEN A men’s tennis tournament is to be held at tech, starting October 14. The first rounds are to be played Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The quarters will be played Monday and Tuesday of the following week. The semi finals, Wednesday and Thursday and the finals, Friday and Saturday. The players are Earl Carrier, Charles Lenning, Hayden Wilson, Dow Hinds, Pat Cornwell, Cotton Anderson. CARSON-NEWMAN WINS FROM TECH Playing inspired football before a large crowd of old graduates the Carson-Newman football team beat the Tenn. Tech gridders, Saturday, October 8, at Jefferson City. This is homecoming for Carson-Newman College and the boys upset the dope to win from Tech. The game was featured by the number of penalties which were given, Tech losing 165 yards in this way. Brilliant broken field running was another feature of the game. Roberts and Clarke were best for C.N.C. and Quillen for Tech. Roberts, captain of the C.N.C. team, made several 30 and 35 yard runs on a cut back play going through tackle. Quillen made the pretty run for Tech which ended in the lone score. He received a punt and ran 65 yards for a touchdown. After the first quarter the game was played in Tech’s territory. The winners scored in the first, second, and third quarters, being held unable to score during the last quarter. The final score was 20-7, but the difference in score does not show the difference in the merits of the teams, for .N.C. should have scored at least twice more. They were held for downs on the 1 yard line one time and later on the 5 yard line. It Is Now “Dr.” Farr The Tech faculty and students are pleased that Mr. T.J. Farr, English and Education departments, has had the privledge of being dubbed a Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Colorado during the latter days of August. Dr. Farr has been a member of the faculty here for two years and his courses have been enjoyed by hundreds during that time. We extend to him the greetings that come with his advancement, and wish him many years with us as Dr. Farr. Hobo Picnic. The college Sunday school class of the First Baptist Church under the leadership of Jimmie lee Taylor, announces a hobo picnic Friday afternoon, October 15. The crowd will meet in front of the administration building at five o’clock and will proceed to a suitable place for the picnic. All Tech students all cordially invited to attend. Come dressed in hobo style and bring fifteen cents to pay for supper. Prizes will be awarded to the most typical hobos. The circulation manager is desirous of the Oracle reaching the proper address, and he urged all subscribers who have changed addresses to drop the paper a note giving the new addresses, do this at once. Social News By MARY BARBOUR EUGENE Gaines has returned to school after being ill at her home at Whitleyville for the past weak. John Dillard Williams spent the weekend at her home in New Middleton recently. Herman Pinkerton was in Gainesboro, Saturday to judge in the Jackson County Fair. Robbie Henin spent the week-end at Lancaster. Charlotte Vaughn of Nashville, a former Tech student, was the guest of friends in the dormitory last Sunday. Noel Maddux, of Buffalo Valley, was here recently. Sam and Chester Cassety, of North Spring, were the guests of John Cassety, Monday. Theodore Hammer, of Lafayette, Ga. Who was a member of the senior class last year, was here Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Buford Roberts were the recent guests of Mrs. Roberts’ parents at Oakdale. Members of the football squad of last year here for the game Saturday, were Alfred Gill, Silver Point; William Granville; Charles Davis, Celina and Joe Bills, Nashville. Misses Pauline Gordon and Lorraine Maxwell were in Nashville recently. Frances officer spent the week-end at her home in Livingston. Dr. and Mrs. F.B. Clark of Gainesboro, were the guests of Miss Mary Alice Clark Sunday. Mrs. W.A. Jobe, Miss Jewel Nolen and Miss Kate McCutcheon of Clarksville, were the guests of Miss Elsie Jobe Sunday. Dr. and Mrs. D.R. Barteo were in Nashville Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. F.U. Foster, Misses Laura Simmons and Mary Alice Clark, and David Terry were in Jefferson City Saturday to attend the Tech Carson-Newman game. Mary Ferguson Gaines was in Gaineboro recently. Ruth Plumlee spent the week-end at her home in Celina recently. Mary Joe Meadows, of Gainesboro recently. Ruth Plumlee spent the week-end t her home in Celina recently. Mary Joe Meadows of Gainesboro was a visitor on the campus last week. Lillian Starkey of Donesion was the guest last week-end of Ruth Plumlee. Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Carrier, of Nashville, were the guests of their son, Earl Saturday. Wilma Crowder, of Sparta, spent the week end with Mildred Roberts. Elizabeth Hall has been confined to her room for several days. Former students who were here for Tech Murray game Saturday were Fred Shipley, Campaign, III., Mrs. William Robinson, Carthage; Elva Cassety, North Springs; Matt Estes, Smithville; Agnes Knight, Livingston; Docia Masters, Declina; Ruth Stout, Granville and Paul Carroll Monterey. Jared Maddux was the guest of friends at Lancaster recently. Aline Yougn spent the week-end at her home in Celina. Miss Marguerite E. Johnson spent the week-end in Nashville Elise Draper of Gainesboro, spent Saturday and Sunday with Callie Dinwiddle. Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Hall and Daughter of Rockwood, were the guests of Elizabeth Hall Sunday. Miss Jessie Lee Cameron was in Nashville Saturday. Epworth League Hostess To New T.P.I. Students The members of the Epworth League entertained with a party to compliment the new students of T.P.I. on rooms of the church, Miss Mary Virginia Lane had charge of entertainment. Games and contests were the diversions of the evening. Refreshments were served by Mrs. J.E. Lane, Mrs. E.M. Steel, and Mrs. Minnie Carwford Barbour. About seventy-five guests were present. Y.W.C.A. Hostess of Tea Members of the Y.W.C.A. if the Tennessee Polytechnic Institute entertained with a well arranged tea Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 o’clock at the home of Dr. and Mrs. T.J. Farr on Cherr Street. Miss Mary Ferguson Gaines, the president and the following members of the cabinet, Misses Mary Alice Clark, Ruby Petti, Ruby Cornwell, and Mary Barbour, received the guests in the living room, which was decorated with dahlias. They were assisted in receiving by Mrs. Farn and Miss Elsie Jobe. Mrs. J.E. Lane, Mrs. J.M. Henderson, Mrs. F.J. Wairath and Mrs. P.C. Scott alternated in serving at the tea table. They were assisted in serving by Misses Elizabeth Farr, Minnie Floyd Barbour, Natalee Roe, and Mary Virginia Lane. The guest list was restricted to the women of T.P.I., the lady members of the faculty, and the wives of the other faculty members. ALUMNI NEWS By Selma Mitchell Kellie Evans, A.S. 1930, is teaching commercial subjects in the Decherd High School. While at Tech he was a member of the various athletic teams, was voted the most popular young man manager of the bookstore, and during his senior year, president of the United College Classes. Suzanne Saufley, Tech 1929-30, is attending the Conservatory of Music, Louisville, Ky. Miss Saufley was very popular with the students here, and her musical ability won her a host of admirers. Frances Russell, student during 1930-31, is teaching at Guild, Tenn., near Hale’s Bar, about twenty miles West of Chattanooga. Frank Neely, B.S. 1929, major in Science, is employed by the Victory Chemical Company, Nashville Lillian Starkey, who was elected editor of the Tech Oracle for the present year, did no return to assume the duties of the position, on account of a Davison county teaching position. Last year she was the Social Editor of the Oracle. Charlie Jett, veteran English teacher of the White County High School and foremost high school basketball coach in Tennessee, and also B.S. 1930, has written the following note: “I am employed in charge of athletics, and am head of the department of English at W.C.H.S. Sparta. Twelfth year in present position. Still interest in the growth of T.P.I. (but am somewhat disturbed over the defeats at Sewanee and Carson Newman). Am as prosperous as one might be under the existing repression. Growing gray and bald result of pedagogical vicissitudes. (Last sentence deleted by order of several young women). Jackie Swafford, freshman 1930-31, is teaching in the elementary department of the Patton High School. Her sister, Hazel, who was a student here for three years is managing a tea room in Alabama. Mary Johnson is at home in Childress, Texas, but will return to the institution in January. Minnie Ada Williamson, product of Baxter Seminary, and freshman, here last year, is teaching in the Gainesboro Grammar School. Mabel Womack, high school student at tech and graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music, is teaching music at Baxter Seminary, and in her own studio on Cedar Street Cookeville. Cella Morgan, erst while student at tech and graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music, is teaching music at Baxter Seminary, and in her own studio on Cedar Street, Cookeville. Cella Morgan, erst while student here is teaching her second year and is doing grade work in the Gainesboro Grammar School. Mrs. Clay Barr (Dimple Ray), sister of Miss Hallie Ray, librarian, is living in Sparta, where her husband is engaged in the automobile business. Mrs. Barr was a member of the 1922 Two-Year College class. Tom William Kittrell, High School diploma 1919, Two-Year College diploma 1923, and B.S. 1929, has been bursar of Tennessee Polytechnic Institute since 1918 in addition to the scholastic honors mentioned above, he lacks only six weeks at Peabody towards a Master’s degree and he intends to obtain this degree in 1932. HARRY PUCKETT FALLS AND INJURES LEG Last Wednesday Harry Puckett, now playing his fourth year on the Eagles fell and cut a gash to the bone in his right leg. The doctor says that he will not be able to play in any more games this season, but Harry is improving much faster than the first diagnosis indicated, and he may be in the game markable player, and is the alternate captain for this season. Even with Harry out of the game he can assume the role of adviser, and his services can go on. WITH THE ORGANIZATIONS By J. Robert Brame The various classes and clubs have been busy recently with elections. The officers of these organizations are given below; Freshman Class President Virris Williams, Cookeville; Vice-President, Mary Belle Martin, Calhoun; Secretary, Bura Lawsin, Nashville; Treasurer, Ida Mae Walker, Johnson City. Sophomore Class President, Orman Clinard, Springfield; Vice-President, Charles Jennings, Alexandria; Secretary, Virginia Thompson, Cookeville; Treasurer, Frances Officer, Livingston; Sergeant-at-Arms, Pruett Medley Nashville; Reporter Emerald Dicus, Cookeville; Sponsor, A.L. Campbell Junior Class President, John Hoff, Nashville; Vice-President, Laura Simmons, Winchester; Secretary, Mildred Roberts, Kingston; Treasurer, Herman Alcorn, Buffalo Valley; Sponsor, Dean Tabor. Senior Class President, Buford Roberts, Sparta; Vice-President Callie Dinwiddle, Trenton, Ky.; Treasurer, W.T. Cherry, Celina; Reporter, Selma Mitchell, Cookeville; Sergeant-at-Arms, W.P. McClusky; Fayetteville; Sponsor, Dr. T.J. Farr. Debating Club President, Jared Maddux, Bellevue; Vice-President, Lytel Fowler, Woodbury; Secretary, --; Treasurer, William Anderson, Gainesboro; Reporter, Quill Cope, Sparta; Sponsor, Herman Pinkerton. Y.M.C.A. President, Jimmie Taylor, McKenzie, Vice-President, Dow Hinds, Brydstown; Secretary, Quill cops, Sparta; treasurer, Willard P. McClusky, Fayetteville; Sponsor, Dr. T.J. Farr. History Club President, Pat Cornwell, Cookeville; Vice-President, Rema Schubert, Wartburg; Secretary, Joanna Nichols, Baxter; Treasurer, Roberta Speck, Algood; Reporter, Selma Mitchell, Cookeville; Sponsor, Dr. J.A. Richard. Y.W.C.A. President, Mary Ferguson Gaines, Gainesboro; Vice-President, Wilma Reagan, Jamestown; Secretary and Treasurer Ruby Cornwell Hartsville. Chairmen of Committees; Program Committee, Mary Barbour, Cookeville; Finance and Means, Joanna Nichols, Baxter; Social and recreation, Mary Alice Clark, Gainesboro; Publicity, Ruby Pettit, Quebec; Sponsor, Mr. T.J. Farr, Miss Elsie Jobe. “T” Club President Harry Puckett, Eagleville; Vice-President, Henry Carlen, Cookeville; Secretary, Levi Dickerson, Gallatin, Treasurer, Dow Hinds, Byrdstown; Sponsor, P.V. Overall. Biology Club President, Wilma Reagan, Jamestown; Vice-President, Emma Ruth Ensor, Cookeville; Secretary and treasurer, Elizabeth Ensor, Cookeville, Sponsors, Dr. D.R. Bartoo and Dr. R.W. Rutledge. Home Economics Club President Mildred Bohannon, Cooksvile; Vice-President, Mary Alice Clark, Gainesboro; Secretary, Mary Ferguson Gaines, Gainesboro, Treasurer, Selma Mitchell, Cookeville; Sponsor, Miss Pauline Gordon, Miss Margaret Johnson. Engineers Club President, Paul Swindell, Nashville; Vice-President, John Holt, Nashville; Secretary Roland Anderson, Clarksville; Treasurer, Jimmie Henry, Memphis; Sponsor, J.M. Henderson, N.H. Barnard. Tech Aggies President, Guy Boyd, Buffalo valley; Vice-President, Dow Hinds, Byrdstown; Secretary, Vernon Robinson, Algood; Reporter, Orman Clinard, Springfield; Sponsors, J.E. Conry, F.J. Wairath, P.V. Overall. The “T” Club is scheduled to hold meetings the first Wednesday evening of the month. Plans are being formulated to have an initation of eligible members soon. This club intends to sponsor the sale of tickets for athletic awards. At the first meeting of the Biology club talks were made by Drs. Bartoo and Rutidege and plans for several fields trips were made. During the year an extensive study of the plants and animals of this section of the state will be studied. The young woman of the South Hall have felt the need of a governing body, and met recently yo perfect their organization. We all hope that these co-eds will be guided correctly by Misses Dinwiddle, Roberts, Officer and Pettitt. The Senior Class has as its big task this year the enlisting of all seniors now out of Tech to return in time to have 192 credits registered for them, in order to be graduates next June or August. The possible number is about fifty, with thirty-five in actual attendance. An extra fifteen seniors added through a class effort will be a big star in the crown of this year’s class. The history club has elected to meet twice a month, and what a dry meeting will be had every two weeks. SMITH RAIN IN THE FACE WEDDING DAY The failed calf has been killed. The prodigal son has returned. The day of days has arrived. The wedding day of Pocahontas and John Smith. Look, here comes the wedding procession –the bride, on the arm of her father, is marvelous looking. She is wearing a dress of –no, she is wearing red beach pajamas, which harmonizes with her Empress Eugenie Hat. The bride and her father, Chief Rain-In-The-Face dance quickly to the bar, to the rhythm of Doll Dance. The groom entered with Captain Miles Standish, who is to be the best man, John Alden, who has just graduated from college is there. D. Boone trips in with his trusty ole shotgun. George Washington has crossed the Delaware in order to be present. The little brown church is crowded. Cotton Mather, the evangelist, who is to perform the ceremony, enters. The ceremony is ready to be said –but wait. The groom has skiddeoed. The preachers cries, “the wedding must go on.” D. Boon, grabs his gun and starts for the door. “Who will follow me in search of this beast,” he cried. “I,” said Washington, Old Hickory Jackson was roused to fighting spirit. “Oh John, look what you have done.” But during all this Pocahontas had kept her eyes on Miles Standish (that sure is a pretty frat pin he has on). Miles looked at her and all heavens popped. He grabbed her hand and shouted, “on with the wedding.” John Smith was not found, as he was playing a foursome of golf with some friends. Pocahontas eloped with Miles and so Miles, old boy, John Alden isn’t the smartest fellow in the world, after all. All good stories must contain a moral. So the moral of this story is never, never go beast hunting without a switch. HIGH SCHOOL EDITORS WILL HOLD CONVENTION High school and preparatory school editors and, writers from all parts of the South will gather at Lexington, Va., on the 23rd and 24th of October for the seventh annual convention and publication contest at the Southern Interscholastic Press Association, sponsored by the Lee Memorial School of Journalism of Washington and Lee University. Nine large silver cups will again be awarded to the newspaper, magazines and annuals in their respective classes. The classes are Class A, schools with an enrollment of 1050 or over, Class B, 700 to 1050; Class C, 351 to 700; Class D, 350 or under. Early reports indicate that student staffs are working unusually hard this year on Numbers intended for entry in the contests. All publications entered will be personally criticized by members of the Lee School of Journalism. A number of publications not previously entered will compete this year. A current events contest will be a new feature at the convention. Those entering the contest will be asked to identify names and places in the front page news of the last six months. Any delegate may compete, and a prize will be awarded. County Clubs Organize During the next two weeks County Clubs should be organized in all of the counties having as many as five students represented. The purpose of the county clubs are to enable the students of each county to become better acquainted with each other to enable county groups to be represented in The Eagle, and to bring about a closer relationship between the counties and Tennessee Tech. every county should elect a president, a vice-president, a secretary and treasurer, and a reporter. The office of reporter is probably the most important as it is the reporter’s duty to write news letters to his respective county paper. As soon as a county organization is completed, the reporter should notify Dr. Farr, who is faculty member in charge of County Clubs.
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Volume 008, Number 14 of the Tech Oracle student newspaper.
Folder of materials related to Tennessee Polytechnic Institute's faculty meetings.
Letter from Tennessee College Women's Sports Federation President-Elect Dr. Nancy Lay to Tennessee Tech University President Everett Derryberry complimenting the State College Volleyball Tournament for Women held at Tennessee Tech in November 1972. Dr. Lay praises Marynell Meadors and Diane Murphy for their work on the tournament. She notes that the men's basketball team received priority in facilities over the women's state tournament.
Photograph of Professor Hix Stubblefield teaching a journalism class at Tennessee Tech University.
Headshot of Dr. Calvin Dickinson, professor of history at Tennessee Tech University.
Photograph of an instructor teaching a distance learning class at Tennessee Tech University. Students are pictured seated at tables and the instructor is learning over a desk facing the students at the front of the room. Four televisions are suspended from the ceiling behind the instructor. The televisions are displaying four different views of the instructor and classroom. The photograph was taken for an article in the Herald-Citizen newspaper.
Photographs of employees at Tennessee Tech University.
Headshot of Dr. Etim B. Ituen.
Photograph of Clarence V. Bruner in his office at Tennessee Tech University. He was appointed as a faculty member in 1935 as a history professor, later the Chair of the Department of Social Sciences, and lastly, Dean of Faculties from 1960-1962. He retired in 1964. Bruner Hall was named for him circa 1971.