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Volume 003, Description 07 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. Practically all the students took notes and Dr. Crume has offered a copy of his book, “Evangelism in Action” to the student who will send him the best outlines of both the addresses which he has delivered to the students. He has also presented a copy of this book to the school library and the students appreciate it very much.


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Volume 003, Description 06 of The Tech Oracle student newspaper. Transcript: Girls’ Basketball Tournament February 24, 25, 26,1927 T.P.I. vs. Castle Heights, Tuesday Night, Feb. 15 Societies prepare for debate Question: “Resolved, That Labor Unions as they exist, are on a whole beneficial to the American people.” The century-old labor question will again be brought into forensic prominence at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute this year when the representatives of the Sherwood and Upper Cumberland Literary Societies meet in the annual intersociety debate on April 8th. The question as submitted by the Sherwoods to the Upper Cumberlands on last Tuesday reads as follows: Resolved: That labor unions, as they now exist, are on the whole beneficial to the American people.” The Upper Cumberland Representatives will announce their choice of sides of the question on February 10th. The Sherwoods will be represented by Stanley Carr, of Livingston, and Leonard Crawford, of Baxter. While the Upper Cumberlands are basing their hopes for victory on Robert Smith, of Winchester, and Paul Moore of Cookeville, Route 6. A loving cup is offered the winning team by Womack Drug Co. The society winning the cup three years in succession retains it as a permanent trophy. Home Economics Club Organized The students of the Home Economics department met and organized a home Economics Club. The purpose of which is to further the development of this department at T.P.I. and affiliation with the State organization, so as to better the conditions and increase the efficiency of the work throughout the state. Regular meetings will be held under the supervision of Miss Rose and Miss Johnson. The officers elected were as follows: President: Rebecca Johnson Vice-President: Eleanor Haile Secretary: Mary Della Pointer Treasurer: Jonny Bilbrey Spring Quarter Opens Mar. 14, instead of Mar. 4 An error was made in the general catalogue of the school concerning the date of the opening of the spring quarter, which will be on March 14 and not on March 4 as printed in the catalogue. Some additional instructors will be added to the faculty and several new classes will be organized at that time. A large number of new students are expected both at the beginning of the spring quarter and the spring short term, which will be on April 26. “Be an Optimist” A Great Success On January 28th, at the City School Auditorium, the Sherwoods and Belles Lettres Literary Societies gave the Baker royalty play, “Be an Optimist.” In spite of the rainy weather, there was a large and appreciative audience present. The play is dedicated by the author to “everyone, everywhere who is considered a grouch.” The many complimentary statements received by the young people who were in the play made them feel that they had a done a splendid service in removing any tinge of grouchiness that may have existed in the minds of those present. They appreciate the many congratulations they have received on the manner in which the various parts were presented. The characters were as follows: Isaac Golditch: Leonard Crawford Beck, His Daughter: Alberta Cassety Jimmy Maynard: W.B. Murphy Mrs. Clinton: Lena Breeding Mike: Hollis Ours Ray Hudson: Harry Burrows Miss Hull: Edith Gentry Maggie: Vallie Huddleston Ethel Peabody: Hazel Swafford Spencer: Paul Tidwell Madame Goopher: Ruth Weaver Direcotrs, J.M. Hatfield and J.E. Lane; chairman of publicity and business arrangements, Lester King; costume committee, Treva Cooper, Maurine Quarles. Palladians Entertained One of the most delightful social events of the season was that participated in by the Palladian society at the home of Miss Shelia Officer. Miss Officer, assisted by Misses Rebecca Johnson, Eleanor Haile, Elise Young, and Jessie Barnes entertained the members of the Palladian society with a card party on Saturday, January 29th, from three to five o’clock. Both were progressive bridge and rook were played, with Miss Mary Francis Whitson winning the prize for highest score in bridge, and Miss Virginia Wilcox for the highest score in rook. Delicious refreshments were served at the close of the afternoon by the charming hostesses. The party was heartily enjoyed by all. Moon-light cabaret minstrel Sponsored by football letter men and directed by Mr. T.W. Kittrell. Practice begun last Monday night January 3lst, on the Moonlight Cabaret Minstrel that is being sponsored by the football letter men. This Minstrel is being given to raise money with which to give each letter man a nice sweater. If you like a dry, uninteresting play, don’t see this Minstrel; but if you have good sides that can stand lots of laughter, don't fail to be there. The Minstrel book is a 1926 edition and this guarantees a new set of jokes. We are very fortunate in securing a very able director in the person of Mr. T. W. Kittrell. Mr. Kittrell as everyone knows, has had much experience in directing plays and al— ways makes them a great success. The following characters make up the cast: Director: Mr. Kitrell Interlocutor: B.M. Carr Sam: Oyama Winningham Melancholy: Robert Smith Pete: Gradis Winningham Jolly: Sewell Brown Buck: Merrill Hughes Clarence: Stanley Carr We promise you a good time, and we believe that you will get your money’s worth. The date and the price of admission will be announced soon. Watch for them. Be present, enjoy yourself, and help a good cause. Burritt College Co-Eds defeated by Tech Girls The Burritt Highlanders went back to the hills the other night following a humiliating defeat handed them by the Eagle Co-Eds, 45 to 2 on the local gym floor. The Preps also contributed their part of the big Tech night by winning with as much ease from Celina. High School to the tune of 45 to 22. There was very little out of the ordinary about the game itself. Had the Highlanders played a little better or the Eagles played a little worse, it might have been an exciting game, but as it was, we can only say that it was one of those uninteresting runaways. The line-up follows: Tech Pos. Burritt Thompson F. Northcutt A.P. Whitson F. Bell L. Whitson C. Simrell Hale G. Johnson Moore G. Drake Substitutes: Tech-Watson, Jared, M.F. Whitson, Whitaker, McCormick Burritt – Acuff Cumberland loses to Tech 28-18 Speed of Tech Co-eds make Cumberland Five Appear Slow. It was evident from the first few minutes of play that the visitors did not have a ghost of a chance, but the Co-Eds from Lebanon kept at it and gave the gallery something good to watch at different times during the struggle. They were obviously suffering from too much and too hard basketball squeezed into too few nights. The game was far different from the great runaway that the locals staged against Burritt College just a few nights before, but they had in their possession a decided margin on the score board all during the scrap. The line-up follows: Tech Pos. Cumberland Thompson F. Whitlock A.P. Whitson F. Alexander L. Whitson C. Vaughn Moore G. Smartt Hale G. Stockton Substitutes: Tech-Watson. Second game McDonald F. Sedwell Moore F. Wendell Greenwood C. Davis Matheney G. Hahnan Rich G. Gates Substitutes: Tech-Robbins, Cobb. Dr. Crume Makes Talk in Chapel On Thursday morning, January 27th, Rev. Sam Edwards and Dr. T.C. Crume, who is conducting a revival at the Baptist church, were present at the chapel exercises. Dr. Crume made a splendid talk on“Making Good in Life," which was enjoyed very much by the students. We were indeed fortunate to have a man of Dr. Crume's ability to visit our school and to give us such an interesting talk. Valentine Party On Saturday evening, February 12th, the Belle Lettres and Sherwood Literary Societies will give their annual Valentine Party for the student body. Elaborate plans are being made for entertainment and each and every student is promised an evening full of pleasure. B. G. B. U. Takes Victory from Take One could travel many a mile in any direction from any given point without seeing a slower game than the one between Bowling Green Business University and Tennessee Polytechnic Institute. Both teams labored under the handicap of it being a warm night, but it was, no doubt, Tech's night off. They would work the ball down the floor, through the scanty defense of the Businessmen and then miss a crip shot. The Eagles held the visitors very. Well during the first quarter but after that they simply couldn’t hit the hoops. They had all the breaks against them, too. Time and again the oval rolled around the loop, only to fall over the wrong side. Too, a number of personals were called on the locals and most of the free throws were made good by the visitors. The line-up follows: Tech Pos. B.G.B.U H. Evans F. Sledge Robbins F. Perisho Moss C. Williams Watson G. Weems Winningham G. Seale Substitutes: Tech – K. Evans (1), Jobe B.G.B.U. – Lewis, Stamper. Tech Preps Lose to Livigston The Livingston Academy basketball team defeated the Tech Preps 22 to 18, in the former gym, about a week ago. The Preps played ruggedly due to the lack of intensive practice. The line-up follows: Tech Pos. Livingston Vaughn F. Stonecipher McDonald F. Speck Moore C. H.Hinds Matheney G. Bone Rich G. D. Hinds Substitutes: Tech – Cobbs, Robbins Prep Girls Trim Carthage Displaying the same team work that has featured their play all season, the Prep girls continued their winning pace by defeating Carthage High, 47 to 7. The Preps took the lead at the beginning of the game and were never checked. Good passing and excellent teamwork featured the victory for the locals. Thompson, Jared and A. P. Whitson almost shared equal on the offensive plays. Carthage fought hard during the entire game but went unrewarded. In fact the defense of the Preps was so good that they only shot at the goal three times during the first quarter. The line-up follows: Tech Pos. Carthage Thompson F. Jenkins Jared F. Hughes A.P. Whitson C. Malone McCormick G. Armistead M.F. Whitson G. Webb Substitutes: Tech – Reagan, White, Starnes. Lebanon Five Beats T.P.I. Castle Heights ran roughshod over T.P.I. in their gym Saturday night, 35 to 14. The cadets took an early lead and at the end of the first half were leading 18 to 7. Burns for the winners, was the high scorer of the game. Robbins led the scoring for the Eagles. The line-up follows: Tech Pos. Heights H. Evans F. J. Martin Robbins F. T. Martin Moss C. Burns Watson G. Haley Winningham G. Dawson Substitutes: Tech – Vaughn, Cobb, K. Evans Castle Heights – Wood Algood Club The Algood boys and girls true to their home town tradition, form a band of united workers who loyally and faithfully enter into every duty that devolves upon them. This group of ten have organized into a club and elected as their officers the following. President: Jasper Harp Vice-President: Mary Della Pointer Secretary: Henry Mallory Treasurer: Odell Cornwell Senior College Class The Senior College Class were in charge of Chapel exercises Friday, January 21st. The program was planned to commemorate the life of one of the South’s greatest heroes, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Because of a visiting minister, Rev. B. T. Watson, only one of the numbers was given, this being a splendid talk on the “The Life and Work on Jackson” by Mr. Benton Carr. Everyone expressed their appreciation by the splendid applause. College students have access to art collections Art loan collections valued at $100,000 for use in teaching art will be sent by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to 20 colleges in the United States and Canada. The collections consist of 1,800 reproductions in photograph and color facsimiles of the greatest works in architecture, sculpture, and painting; 50 original prints representing different processes and schools from the sixteenth century to the present; a set of textiles in 35 pieces illustrating materials and designs of different races and ages; and 200 books, many of which are rare volumes in French and German, as well as English, on the art of every period and people. Cabinets have been provided for the sets and a catalouge prepared giving a description of each piece in the collection. Seventeen colleges in the United States, representing 13 different States and 3 colleges in Canada, are the beneficiaries. All of them are smaller colleges without heavy endowments and located in places not easily accessible to metropolitan centers. Cooperative plan involves half-year alternations One semester each year for three years is spent in an industry as nearly allied as possible to their chosen line of work by students in the department of engineering at the College of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif. During the fifth year students remain continuously in college. This is said to be the only college west of the Mississippi following the co-operative plan of instruction, under which students are enabled, after the freshman year, to gain valuable first-hand experience in the work they expect to follow as a profession and at the same time to support themselves while attending college. College Friendship College friendship is a deep, quiet, enduring affection for our college association. It is affection arising from mutual esteem and good will. College friendship is essential to a successful college career, for the more friends we have in college, the more we get out of college life. It is the desire of every college student to become as popular as possible with his college friends. Popularity, being based upon friendship, depends upon the number and kind of friends we acquire. College life would be a drudgery if it were not for the friendship we establish. If knowledge was the only thing we could get at college, many students would drop out, or not even start to college that would otherwise graduate. Friendship when once established is hard to destroy. It is something you can not loose, nor can it be taken from you so long as there is mutual esteem and good will existing. A large part of our education comes through our college associates. By discussing a topic with one or more college friends we get their views, and thereby broaden our own conception. There are many ways in which we can develop friendship while in college. We can develop it by trying to appear pleasant at all times, regardless of the state of mind. Also by participating in athletics, musical clubs, dramatic clubs, college journalism, class social events, literary societies, alumni associations, and any other organization or function connected with college life. There are many religious organizations in which we may make friends, friends that are worthwhile. Friendship is one of the greatest acquirements during college life. While in college we make friends that will last throughout life. We meet the people that we will expect to help us in the time of need, and those to whom we will render aid. These are the people which we will always cherish. A student goes to college to acquire training in leadership which better enables him to render efficient service to society. Leadership is developed, principally through friendship, therefore the greater friendship is developed in an individual, the more service he is capable of rendering to society. There is nothing that will promote and increase a student’s love for his Alma Mater more than college friendship. It is not, necessarily, the college that holds a warm place in a college man's heart. It is the college friends, and sweet memories that composes the Alma Mater. There is nothing more satisfactory to an Alumnus than to relate the cherished memories of his college friends, and his Alma Mater. Many times positions are obtained through college friendship. A college graduate, when selecting some one to hold a responsible position, over which he has charge, will usually select an old college friend, because he has been tried, and he knows what his friend is capable of doing. The friendship of no one is more desirable than that of a college man, because he is to become a leader in society, a man among men, in the near future. Some of Tech’s Friends I take this means and opportunity of expressing the appreciation of the 1927 Eagle Staff to our friends who have purchased advertising space in “The Eagle.” They merit the patronage not only of our student body, but that of all friends of Tennessee Tech. Those who have reserved space to date are as follows: Williams &' Terry Bros, Jere Whitson Hardware Co, Maddux & Proffitt, Citizens Bank, Cookeville Motor Co., “33" Service Station, Murray Ball, Jewler, Womack Drug Co., Herald Publishing Co.. Gainesboro Telephone Co., Crawford Motor Co., First National Bank, Lassater & Carr, H. 8. H. West Side Drug Co., Royal Cafe, Jenkins & Darwin Bros, T. Robbins, Pressing Shop, Shanks Hotel, ]. A. Isbell, Ragland. Potter & C0., Cookeville Marble Works, Brown Shoe Shop, Apple's Place, Barnes & Clark., Ohero-Cola Bottling Co., Crawford 8: Bates Café, Sam Pendergrass Hardware Co., Coca-Cola Bottling Co, Model Laundry, T. P. I. Café, Clark Shoe Shop, Menzies Shoe Co., Baxter Seminary, Tennessee Central Railway, I. L. Loftis & Co.. The Harding Studio, Tech’s advertisers are “Tech’s, Friends.” Patronize your friends. B. M. CARR, Editor. Y.M.C.A The Y.M.C.A. met in regular meeting room Wednesday evening, January 26th, and enjoyed a most delightful program. Each man took part in the discussion with zeal. The program was as follows: School-days: Wallace Mitchell Childhood Friends: Robert Smith School-day: Wallace Mitchell College friends: Paul Moore Friends in Life: B.M. Carr There has been good attendance at the Y.M. meetings, but there are men in the “halls” who should be in the Y.M. Come next Wednesday evening and help us while we help you make the best of our time. Upper Cumberland Literary Society The Upper Cumberlands are working hard to win the Wilson Banner this year, and furthered their plans by electing Paul Moore and Robert Smith the debaters, to defend the Black and Gold, with Benton Carr and James Carlen as alternates. Both debaters are experienced debaters and the society is looking forward to a winning team. The play “Be An Optimist" given by the .Sherwood and Belles Lettres was enjoyed and appreciated by the Upper Cumberlands and we wish to congratulate the societies and more especially the cast for their splendid performance, and we hope to help further this program by presenting, with the assistance of our sister society, a play in March. Watch Oracle for announcements. Making the Assembly Hour Interesting There is one particular form of sport that seems to be especially attractive to the students in this college; it is that of cutting assembly. So pleasant is this diversion that dire threats and unpleasant publicity are called into use as a means of preventing such untoward behavior on the part of the students in general. I am wondering if in this case cure might not be better than prevention and may we not suggest that with a little forethought on the part of somebody in the planning of assembly programs they might be made so interesting that the enjoyment gained from being at assembly would overbalance that derived from being absent, thus taking from the precedent established by the school authorities. In other words, speaking in the language of the teaching profession, the work should be made so interesting that the students will want to get it instead of punishing them for not wanting to get it as it is. The student goes to assembly after two hours of intensive concentration on work requiring the greatest mental effort. Following assembly he again takes up work of the same nature for another two hours, before the time comes for any break in his work. Viewing it in this light would it not be wise to make the assembly period one more or less of a recreational nature, thus giving an opportunity for relaxation from the strain of the regular class work. Physiologists agree that inhaling fresh air is one of the best ways to refresh a tired mind or body; therefore the assembly room should be well ventilated, It should be the special duty of some one to see that this is taken care of. Singing is one of the best methods of getting this fresh air into our lungs and is a good form of exercise as well, and is also one of the best forms of relaxation. Hence would it not be a good idea to devote a greater part of the period to singing than has previously been done. There is nothing that any group enjoys more than peppy enthusiastic singing in which each one may take part. The assembly program should also be of an inspirational nature and after a few minutes of relaxation a well -planned devotional exercise would mean much to the student body; an exercise into which the one in charge had put some original thought bringing out something different from the subject-matter presented in the class room. This would mean of course that upon some one would devolve the responsibility of seeing that every assembly program was definitely provided for with a leader in charge and that leader notified in time to allow him time for special preparation, If the student does not feel that he is getting enough from the assembly programs at present to justify his attendance, he should feel some responsibility in improving them. The primary object of all clubs, societies and other organized groups on the campus should be to minister to the college life in general. What greater service could any organization render than that of presenting an assembly program that would give enjoyment and inspiration to the entire school? Let’s get busy with our special programs then, and with faculty and student body working together let’s make the assembly hour the most outstanding hour in the day. Why shouldn’t it be? It is the one hour when the entire college gets together. When this improvement has been accomplished we will no longer hear the low rumble of criticism that is now leveled against assembly by the student body in general and the monitors can throw away their little white cards and enjoy the hour with the others. – Chalk Line Agriculture Department From time to time articles will appear on subjects based on the study of Agriculture. This is the second of this series and from them we get an idea of many practical things studied in the Agricultural Department. Clean Milk and Pure Milk Milk may be clean and yet not be pure. To obtain clean milk the following precautions should be observed: First, to have a well ceiled .barn to prevent dust and other flying things from entering the milk While milking; second, to keep the barn well bedded with dry bedding; third, brush the cow and clean the udder with a damp cloth before milking; fourth, a thorough process of cleaning the vessels that are to contain the milk; fifth, to strain immediately after milking through a brass wire strainer of not more than fifty meshes to the inch and three or four thicknesses of loosely woven cotton or woolen cloth. The vessels that it is strained in should be closed well. As far as looks are concerned the above described milk would be alright for use, but it may not be pure These further precautions should be taken to make the milk pure: First, to test the cows for diseases; second, to wash the utensils with hot alkali water, and if possible expose to sunlight two or three hours; third, pasteurize to kill germs. This is done by heating to 155 degrees F. for fifteen minutes and quickly cooling to 50 degrees F. This will not develop a boiled taste. It should be of interest to the dormitory students to know that the milk supply for the lining hall comes from a source where the rules to obtain clean and pure milk are observed. Virginia Offers Extension Teaching In Citizenship Citizenship instruction, through single lectures or short courses, is announced by the University of Virginia Assistance in arranging citizenship institutes is also offered local communities or organizations by the bureau of citizenship education of the university, which will furnish information on any subject in the field of citizenship and government. A short-course meeting presents popular demand in connection with the proposed reorganization in Virginia of State and local governments, embraces a general study of city, county, and State government, and includes public health, education, public welfare, and other activities in which there is State and local co—operation. Lectures will be arranged to suit local convenience, the only expense being for travel and maintenance of the lecturer while absent from the university. Suggested Gifts for Brides Patent snore silencer and romance preserver. Dictograph for recording sleep mutterings. A self-reducer for household bills. Electric Searchlight for use in pocket larceny. Box of chalk for drawing the line. Rock crusher for biscuits. – Exchange. Letter Found by Janitor While Archie, the janitor, was cleaning the rooms at Springbrook during the holidays, he ran across a letter. It was addressed to Mr. Leonard Miller, and read as follows:“My Dearest Leonard: “I said I’d never come back, but here I am.” You know that ”I shouldn‘t mind if you find someone new.” “But I do, you know I do.” Leonard, “I'd climb the highest mountain,” if I knew I’d find you there “sitting on top of the world.” "All alone,” I’ll go where you go and do what you do, “as long as I have you." “So how come you do me like you do?" For ”I love you truly," Lew, and “I’m sorry I made you cry” “all through the night." “But what can I do after I say I’m sorry}? “Dear heart I’ll see you in my dreams,” and “Memories" of “The hours I spent with thee,” make me wonder“where my baby is tonight.” “Sweetheart,” “I wish you were jealous of me,” “as jealous as I am of you,”“Because" it makes me “Angry” to think that you may be “Cheatin’ On-Me,” “My Own” where we have “a cottage small by a waterfall,” “then I’ll be happy," and “at peace with the word.” “Honest and truly," “I love you dear,” “but if you love me I’ll never cry,” so Black-bird, By-Bye. Farewell to thee “Till we meet again.” Thy Own, “Little" Lucy. —The Broadcaster. “Why do people cheat on exams?” Because they hate to “flunk out.” That is such an illogical way of reasoning. A degree is a proof of a person’s having passed successfully certain subjects. If you receive a degree and are a hopeless ignoramus, you become a laughing stock. It is better to know nothing with no pretensions than to pretend knowledge that you do not possess. “Cheating on exams isn’t clever; it is dishonest. To steal another’s brain work is as dishonest as stealing his books. When a paper is handed in the pupil. Whose name is signed to it is swearing that the work is wholly his own. A pledge is superficial—a person who signs h 3 name has signed the best pledge he can. Giving help is as bad as receiving, if not worse. There is a double weight of dishonor on the giver—his own and that of the receiver, who could not cheat even if he wanted to without the giver. “Cheating on exams is the most cowardly of all thefts because it involves the most inordinate of all human instincts, personal pride. The cheaters want to get something for nothing. They hate to fail an exam, regardless of the fact that they have made no preparation, because they hate to make a low grade when their classmates make “A.” They are ashamed to make “F" because others will find out, but they aren’t ashamed to look over a student’s shoulder and “copy." These people can see only as far as their noses—they cannot see how momentary weakness leads to genuine dishonesty. College age is too late to cure the cheating disease. It is a mental habit that grows by leaps and bounds when endured. The Dean’s solution—to expel those who are caught cheating—is about the only course to be followed. It may not eliminate cheating, but it will help rid the school of cheaters. This measure that provides two chances .for an offender is both wise and lenient. Stressing the point may make the practice less common, and people may see the error of their ways and mend them accordingly."—The University Echo. FINALE The longest trail has somewhere its ending; The sweetest day has its twilight of gall, When the Star of our hopes into darkness descending Fades and leaves but the black and the pall. The longest river finds somewhere its ocean; The tallest peak finds somewhere the sky. The sublimes faith and a whole heart’s devotion In the ultimate crux may perish and die. The rarest of flowers has its day of decaying, When its gospel of Beauty no longer it flings To the breeze, and its wilted petals are saying: “We’re dead—but we want no angel wings!” ——Vadus Carmack Tote Fair There’s an awful lot of happiness In this old world I find, If we think well of other folks And treat ’em middlin’ kind. If we meet and everywhere, We do the best we can There's a heap of satisfaction In just “toting fair.” There’s a powerful lot of gladness In being true to men, In carryin’ out your promises Every time—and when They don’t seem to appreciate it— Why, don’t you never care, You’re more ahead than they are By just “toting fair.” There’s rules' and regulations For being happy here But honest, you don’t need them And don't you never fear— You’ll be happy and contented If you treat your neighbor square, For the best way to be happy Is to just “tote fair." ——George P. Kissberger. Formal Instruction for Deans of Women Special course for training advisers of girls and cleans of women have been established in at least 24 higher institutions in the United States, as shown by a survey conducted by the National Association of Deans of Women. Courses vary somewhat in the different institutions. In 10 institutions courses in relation to the high school only are available; in 6, courses in relation to higher educational institutions as well as to high schools are offered. In others the particular field of interest was not stated. The dean of women is the instructor in charge in nearly all the institutions, and replies from 19, indicate that credit of from one to six semester hours is granted. From 50 to 70 pupils a year receive scholarships from the Nicaraguan Government for education in foreign countries, principally in the United States. Jokes Mr. Parsons: “When was Rome built?” Flop Tallent: “At night." Mr. Passons: “Who told you that?” Flop: “You did. You said Rome wasn’t built in a day.” A bright—eyed, shabby little fellow was working his way thru a Crowded street car selling his papers. A white—haired old gentleman seemed interested in the boy, and questioned him about his way of living and his earnings. It appeared that there was a young brother to be supported. “Jimmie is lame and can’t earn much himself," said the boy. "Ah, I see," said the gentleman“That makes it hard. You could do better alone.” The shabby little figure was erect in an instant, and the denial was both prompt and indignant. “No I couldn’t," replied the boy. "Jim's someone to go home to. He’s lots of help. What would be the good of having luck if nobody Was glad? Or of getting things if there was nobody to divide with?” “Fourteenth street!" called the conductor, and as the newsboy jumped out into the gathering dusk, the old gentleman remarked to nobody in particular: “I've heard many a poorer sermon than that.” An absent-minded man was strap hanging in a tram car. He swayed to and fro and finally the conductor said to him, “Can I help you, sir?” "Yes," said the man, ”hold onto this strap while I get my fare out.” Mable Matheny: “Sometimes you appear so manly, and sometimes you are effeminate. How do you account for it?” Willis Huddleston: "I suppose it is heredity. Half of my ancestors were men, and the other half were women." Servant: “The doctor’s here, sir.” Absent-Minded Prof: “I can’t see him. Tell him I’m sick.” Clerk: “The customer asks if this shirt will shrink?” Ikey: “Does it fit him?” Clerk: “No, it’s a size too large.” Ikey: Sure, of course it shrinks.” How much did Philadelphia, Pa ? How much did Cleveland, O.? How many eggs could New Orleans, La? Whose grass did Joplin, Mo? What was it made Chicago, Ill.? Twas Washington, D. C? She would Tacoma, Wash, in spite of a Baltimore, M. D,? You call Minneapolis, Minn.? Why not Annapolis, Ann.? If you can't bet the reason why I bet Topeka, Kan? Who was it lent Nashville, Tenn, when he was nearly broke? Could Noah build a Little Rock, Ark., if-he had no Guthrie, Ok.? Would Denva, Colo. cop because Ottumwa. la., dore? For tho my Portland, Me., did love, I threw my Portland, Ore. “Is Johnny’s new dog a setter or a pointer?” “He’s neither. He’s an upsetter and a disappointment.” If we were asked what it is the most taxed thing in the world, our first guess would be – a mothers patience. “Oh, Ma, C’mere quick!” “What is it, Mary?” “Look, Johnny ate all the raisins off that sticky brown paper.” Do you discipline yourself as severely as you criticize others? Impatience causes as many failures as stupidity. An Englishman just returning to London from a visit over here, was very much impressed with our current slang phrase, “So's your old man," In telling his friends about his visit he said: ”They ’ave a very clevah saying over theya‘h jus’ now. When a man wishes to er— pun, so to speak, another friend. ’e simply says, “Your fawther is the same way. Haw, Haw! Clevah, isn’t it? Haw, Haw! A young minister, attracted by pretty Sister Grace, was dining with the family. Little Evelyn, aged 7, was talking rapidly when the minister was about to ask the blessing. So, turning to the child, he said in a tone of mild reproof, “Evelyn, I am about to ask grace.” Well, its about time," answered Evelyn. “We've been expecting you to ask her for a year and so has she.” High-School Alumni Aid worthy Students Student loan funds granted last year by the student benefit club, an activity of the Lansing (Mich) High School Alumni Association, enabled 13 girls and 8 boys to continue in school. A total of $2,250 was loaned to these 21 pupils. In the 15 years since the organization of the club 82 pupils have been aided. The principal of the fund now amounts to nearly $6,000. One per cent interest is charged until the pupil has been out of college one year, when it is expected that the loan will be repaid. Collegiate Study The Palladian's regular Monday afternoon program was made more interesting by a study of what other college’s are doing. Mary Francis ‘Whitson entertained the members with a charming selection "On Being Collegiate." ”Roommates" and the art of ”getting along” was brought out by Letha Capps. Sheila Officer gave the latest news on“Drinking and Dancing.” “Short Saying” in college life were given by Charlotte Watson. An instructive and much appreciated talk on "Being Young" was given by Muriel Gipson. Eleanor Haile concluded this snappy program by giving the very latest “Collegiate English.” Sherwood Society The Sherwood Literary Society met in the regular meeting room, January 24th, and rendered the following program: Devotional – Chaplain. Debate: Resolved, that Stonewall Jackson was a greater leader than Robert E. Lee. Affirmative, Henry Mallory; Negative, E. J. Wood. Oration –Roy Leonard. Several new men affiliated with the society. We are always glad to have new men come in and put their heart to the work and help us along. Our enrollment is increased at almost every meeting and we are continually climbing to higher things. If you are not affiliated with a society, we welcome you to ours, open heartedly. To establish 100 scholarships for rural teachers in summer schools of George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, Tenn., the sum of $100,000 has been donated to the college.


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Volume 003, Description 11 of The Tech Oracle student newspaper. Transcript: THE TECH ORACLE BOTH BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CAGE TEAM PLAY GOOD GAMES OF BALL MILLIGAN WINS HARDFOUGHT GAME FROM TECH BOYS Score 28-25 Tech was defeated last Tuesday night by a 28-25 score, in the fastest game seen in many moons. The game was fast from the start, and the lead was swayed from one side to the other during the first half that period ending with Milligan holding the count 18-14. The Tech boys were unable to find the basket in the early part of the latter half, and the visitors had obtained a ten points lead before our boys registered a point. Our boys sayed a wonderful rally in the last minutes of the fray, and after all scored one more point than did the opposition in this period. Had it not been for erratic shooting by Clark Elount and Jobe, who missed several close shots each, there would have been a different story. The exceedingly rough play gave the larger Milligan boys a decided advantage. The visitors committed nine personal fouls, with Tech committing seven. Jobe and Payne received three of the personal penalties each, while not a man was expunged by the personal route. To Alcorn must go the credit of leading the play of the game. He guarded the basket in a style never before seen on a local floor. The visitors got only one shot from within the foul line, while our boys got several shots on the “follow up.” The visitors got many goals from near the center of the floor which we are inclined to call “luck,” while every pointed registered by our team was made after perfect passing had carried the ball well under the goal. Watson, Blount and Jobe all played wonderful games, while Witt and Payne were the stars for the visitors. Million showed some excellent dribbling, while his shoot()ing was a bit erratic. The visitors caged 12 shots from the floor, as against 11 for Tech. They covered four of eight free throws, against three of ten for Tech Payne was the high corer with 11 points, while Jobe and Witt were tied for second with nine each. Lineups: Tech Pos. Milligan Blount (6) F Payne (11) Clark (7) F Million (7) Jobe (9) C Witt (9) Watson (2) G McCray Alcorn G Sawyer (c) Substitutions: Milligan-Hodges (1) for Witt; Alexander for Million, Stringfield for Payne, Witt for Hodges, Million for Alexander. Tech-Carr for Watson, Poteet for Clark, Watson for Carr, Winningham (1) for Poteet. Official –Balcomb, Referee. T.P.I. Tournament February 19-20-21. TOURNAMENT COMING FEBRUARY 19, 20, 21 The Tech Tournament will be played February 19, 20, 21. This tournament is expected to be an even greater success than last year’s event, a several new schools are expected to enter. Plants are being formulated to bring sixteen teams here for the event. This means that the heart, cooperation of every student and patron is necessary in order to put the thing over in a successful manner. The teams that participated last year are all coming back strong, and several new teams are expected to enter, which insures a keen brand of competition. Granville and Baxter, champion and runner up respectively, of last year’s tournament will come back with a fight, and the other team are each expected to show added strength. This tournament is sponsored by the Cookeville Lions Club, and that organization is in a large degree responsible for the success of the event. “T” CLUB REORGANIZES As a result of the meeting called by Coach Overall, the T Club has been reorganized at Tech. All students who have been awarded letters are eligible for membership in this club. The following officers were elected: Puckett. P.esident. football ’22, ’24, basketball ’22. LeFevre, vice president Football 21, 22, 23, 24. Shipley, secretary and treasurer. Baseball ’23,’24. Nice president LeFevre took charge of the meeting, and outlined a working program appointed a committee to draw up a constitution, and called for a discussion of meats whereby money could be raised in order to purchase gold footballs, for the football letter men of ’24 reason. It was decided to begin work on a negro minstrel under the direction of Miss Jobe in order to raise money on the football fund. This program will be presented within the next two months. After naming the date for the next meeting a motion to adjourn was carried. COACHES APPROVE CHANGES IN 1925 RULES Four recommendations for changes in the rules of football as they now stand were made last week in New York at the meeting attended by over 200 coaches of the game. The chief change recommended was that the kickoff should be moved back to the 40-yard line. This is to prevent kicking over the opponent’s goal line and the consequential of placing the ball on the 20-yard line, which has occurred all () too frequently this last season. The use are limited to four inches in heihi was also recommended. The coaches would also do away with the low of dowas when the deven ive ride in off ide. The ou chain e recommended was hat the rule on blocked kicks should be clarified and to make the head lineman and not the referee responsible for decreeing the rough in of the ick so that the referee will be free to leap closer watch on the ball as it is run down the field. Objections to the forward pass were not accepted by the coaches neither was the recommendation to prohibit a player on either side from running with a recovered fumble. The exponents of this rule that the man recovering should immediately ground the ball. These rule will likely be acted upon at the next meeting of the rules committee. Silence is golden, but the students in Tech’s library are not gold-seekers. DUMAS McCOIN 23 DIES OF BLOOD POISONING Dumas McCoin died January 14, at his home near Whitleyville, Tennessee. Mr. McCoin graduated from the Technical High School department of this institution in 1923. He spent three years here, entering the second year of the preparatory school in 1920. During this period he was loved by students and faculty alike and his unexpected departure is a cause of grief to all whose knew him. While here he took an active part in the work of his class organization and of the Sherwood Literary Society, of which he was a member. He served his society as treasurer and again as chaplain and his work in both offices will long be remembered. There are numerous other ways in which we remember Dumas, but time would fail us to mention them all. He is gone, yet he lives, for “To live in the hearts we leave behind Is not to die.” THE MANNHEIMER CONCERT Under the auspices of the Cookeville Music Club Mr. Frank Mannheimer, pianist, appeared at the City School Auditorium Friday night in a grand concert. Mr. Mannheimer is an able pianist and has appeared in a series of once it in the each during the last season. It was an honor to the music club and to the people of Cookeville to be given the opportunity of en in this master artisan in a recital here. His wonderful technique and masterful interpretation held hearers spellbound to the end of the program, and it seemed as though no end of encore would asf them. EAST TENNESSEANS ORGANIZE A group of enthusiastic students from East Tennessee met and organized an East Tennessee Club Monday, Jan. 26. Eight counties were represented as follows: Bledsoe –Juanita Montgomery. Lucile B. Lee Bradley –John M. Frazier Cumberland –Pauline Johnson. Martha Sedivak, Anna L. Roberts. Fentress –Roy R. Bagwell, Annie Lee Boles, Benton Cantrell, Furnice Minor, Metta E. Clark, Margarette Peters, Marie Peters, Ethel Smith, Effie Woods, Edgar Williams. Hamilton –Dan Bassett. Morgan –Frank Cheek. Rhea –Jesse R. Clark Scott –James W. Keen () The following officers were elected: President John M. Frazier; Vice president, Benton Cantrell; secretary and treasurer, Lucile B. Lee This club has a two-fold purpose in view. First, it will endeavor to further the cause of T.P.I. in East Tennessee by acquainting the people of this section with the various phases of the school. It will try to present T.P.I. to the young people of East Tennessee in such a way as to attract them to its hall. Second it will make an effort to make the life of its members as pleasant and profitable as possible while in the institution. This club is supply in a need that has long been felt by the students and alumni of the Tennessee Polytechnic Institute. GIRLS BREAK EVEN ON TRIP. DEFEAT DEUMBERLAND Score 22-15 On Friday night, Jan. 23, our girls handed the Cumberland girls the sting of a 22-15 count on the Cumberland floor. The game was clean and fast throughout, and plainly showed the superiority of our team. This was the first game our ladies have won, but we feel that they are now attaining their real form, and shall expect them to show us come real playing for the retained of the season. For Cumberland Misses Wesson and Ayer were the stars, while the entire Tech team played excellent ball Lineups. Cum. (15) Pos. Tech (22) Wesson (6) F Shipley (12) Ayer (7) F Vaughan (6) Hamilton (2) C Whitson (4) Donnell G Haile Vaughn G Moore Substitutions: Cumberland –Smart for Vaughn T.P.I. –McKeel for Haile. Lose to Normal 54-21 After defeating Cumberland our girls continued to Murfreesboro, where they were defeated 54-21. The game was fast and interesting despite the large score. It seems that the normal girls were playing inspired basketball. Misses Beasley and Marshall were the stage for Normal, while Shipley, Vaughan and Whitson starred for Tech Lineups. Normal (54) Pos. Tech (21) Page (16) F Shipley (9) Pearle (11) F Vaughan (8) Marshall (28) C Whitson (4) Snell G Moore Jones G McKeel Substitutes Normal –Ganna- wa (2). Pate (5) Tech –Haile Girls lose to Peabody The Tech Ladies battled Peabody College Friday night Jan. 16, on the latter’s floor, and lost a hard game by 26-14. Our girls lost to a superior team, and we are very well satisfied with their showing. We were doped to lose by 30 points, and the work of our entire team is really commendable. The Peabody girls have held the Southern championship for four years, and are rarely ever held to so close a score. The game was a credit to Miss Jobe, who is a former member of the Peabody team. Miss Elliot was the star for Peabody, while Vaughan, Shipley and Moore played well for Tech. Lineups: Peabody (26) Pos. Tech (14) Perkerson (4) F Vaughan (4) () Elliot (14) F Shipley (8) Britton (4) C Whitson (2) Crowley G McKeel Dean G Moore Substitutions: Peabody –Burns (4) for Brittons, Sneed for Elliot. THE TECH ORACLE Official Publication of the Students of Tennessee Polytechnic Institute. Printed by Herald Publishing Co. Entered at the Cookeville Post Office Second class rate pending. STAFF Bryce D. Stone ’26 Editor-in-Chief Eleanor Haile ’27 Asst. Ed-in-Chief Associate Editors Dewitt T. Puckett ’25 Wit and Humor Shelia Officer ’29 Social Amy Shipley ’28 Class Hallie Ray ’26 Faculty Hendon Johnston ’26 Athlete Thos. L. Passons English Alex Shipley Poet Business Department: James D. Miller ’27 Business Manager Jack Morrison ’26 Assistant Subscription Rates $1.50 per year PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY THE TOURNAMENT Tech’s second annual Basketball Tournament has been announced for February 19, 20, 21. This is an event which depends for its success upon the cooperation of the citizenship of Cookeville and the student body of Tech. The schools whose teams will be here are the schools upon which Tech is mainly dependent for students to fill the places in her college department. It was for the ambitious students of these high schools that T.P.I. was created and it is for and with these students that we, who are already here, must work and become better acquainted. Let us remember our efforts of last year, and build upon that successful event, plans for a greater and better tournament. EDITING THE ORACLE Getting out this 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 published things from other papers, we are too lazy to write. If we stay on the job, we ought to be out rustling business. If we rustle business, we are not attending to our own department. If we don’t print contributions we don’t show proper appreciation. If we do print them, we are accused of filling up with junk. Like as not some fellow will say we swiped this from an exchange. So we did. TECH’S RED HEADS Twenty Red Heads of T.P.I. met Dec. 5, 1924, and organized a Flashy Red Headed Club. The following officers were elected: President –John Bell Vice President –Henrietta Jared. Secretary and Treasurer –Dimple Greenwood Sergeant-at-Arms –Harold Blount John Bell, our famous red-headed president, loves to talk, and when he becomes enthusiastic he reminds you of that famous redheaded bird that you see near the top of telephone poles, pecking in the holes for bugs. Yet he is some winner when it comes to a debating contest. The vice president, Miss Henrietta Jared, is a very modest, quiet girl, but her hair is of that variety of red that sends out a brilliant glow, and gives the boys fair warning that she has plenty of temper, and if you should rouse her temper she would let you hear from her by red hot words –like the sparks from an anvil. When this club of glowing red heads came to look for a secretary and treasurer they chose Miss Dimple Greenwood because she like the red headed woodpecker that stores away the beechnuts in a hole for winter, will put what money she gets in the bank for safe keeping refusing to spend any, but will continually pecking on the other red heads to make them pay their dues. Harold Blount, on account of his skill as a football player, was chosen as sergeant-at-arms for the reason we know that he will tackle anyone who tries to enter our club without a red head, and besides, his head is so red that it will serve as a beacon light to guide our red heads to the entrance of our club room. Oh, don’t you wish you were a red head, so that you could be admitted into our club, for we certainly are a mysterious club and when we meet our red heads give all the warmth and light we need, so that we don’t have to buy coal to keep us warm nor have to pay any light bills. It certainly is ridiculous to be a member of this wonderfully mysterious club. We are sorry for all who wanted to become red heads after we organized our club. But our sergeant-at-arms will admit no one but “Genuine Red Heads” We extend an invitation to all the red headed students now entering T.P.I. to become members of our club. PATRONIZE ORACLE ADVERTISERS QUERIES Who are the largest ladies in the United States? Ans. Miss Ouri and Mrs. Sippi When is a newspaper like a delicate child? Ans. When is appears weekly. Why does a miller wear a white hat? Ans. To keep his head warm. What ship carries the most passengers? Ans. Courtship When was paper money first mentioned in the Bible? Ans. When the dove brought the green back to Noah. How long did cain hate his brother? Ans. As long as he was Abel. At what time of day was Adam born? Ans. A little before Eve. Why was Eve made? Ans. For Adam’s Express Company. Why did Adam bite the apple Eve gave him? Ans. Because he had no knife. Why is a good husband like dough? Ans. Because a woman needs him –Exchange Which one of the United States is the largest and most popular? Ans. State of matrimony. When is a man obliged to keep his word? Ans. When no one will take it. If all the women went to China where would the men go? Ans. To Pekin. Why is a room full of married people like an empty room? Ans. Because there is not a single person in it. What was Joan of Arc made of? Ans. Maid of Orleans. How does the Queen of Siam take her pills? Ans. In cider. What is the noblest musical instrument? The vilest? Ans. Upright piano; a lyre. SENIOR SARCASM If ignorance were bliss, these Sophomores would be blisters. MUSIC APPRECIATION The first number of the Music Appreciation Course, for 1925, was given to January 14th, when Mrs. J.H. Carrien sang a group of songs. Mrs. Carlen is a soprano soloist of note. She sang: “The Little Damozel” “Lullaby” Scott “The Answer” Terry As encores she gave “big Brown Bear,” Mauna-Zucca, and “Love sends a Little Gift of Roses.” January 22 Miss Stanton gave a very interesting lecture on the Symphony Orchestra. Her lecture was illustrated by selections on the Victrola. The records played were: “Humoresque” Dvorak “Eli Eli” Schindler “Rondo Capriccio o” Saint Seans LITERARY SOCIETIES The Sherwoods organized for the Winter term by electing the following officers; President, Benton Gantrell. Vice President, John F. Barksdale. Secretary, Alton B. Adams. Treasurer, W.G. Whiteaker. Attorney General, Gilbert H. Hatfield Critic, James P. Buck. Chaplain, Herman Lanford Sergeant-at-Arms, Alva Starnes. All these have been inducted into their respective offices and assumed their duties. This term bids fair to be one o the most successful in the history of the Sherwoods. A notable increase in interest over that of last term. Several old members have returned to school and several new members have been received into the society. UPPER CUMBERLAND LITERARY SOCIETY A very interesting and enthusiastic meeting of the Upper Cumberland Literary Society was held on Monday afternoon, Jan. 25. The principal feature of the program was a debate, the question being “Resolved, That the Government of the United States should establish and maintain a national park in the Appalachian region of Tennessee and North Carolina.” The affirmative was represented by Hendon Johnson and Henry Ferrell; Smith Herbert Bracey, and Otto Masters argued for the negative. The speeches on each side showed much thought and study. The judges rendered their decision in favor of the affirmative. At the close of the program the house was in order for the nomination of our annual debators. L.B. LeFevre made a splendid speech nominating Benton M. Carr and John M Frazier to represent us in the annual debate. Each member of the society seemed to be of the same opinion as Mr. LeFevre in regard to whom should represent us in the annual debate. Both members are of exceptional ability and we feel sure they will bring us victory. BELLES LETTRES The Belles Lettres met in the Auditorium Jan. 19 1925. A very interesting program was rendered, which consisted of the following numbers: Tribute to Robert E. Lee, Georgia Whitaker Lee’s Courtship and Home Life, Mary Tom Johnson. Lee’s Struggle Against His Love for His Home State Ruth Quarles. Lee’s Career as a General, Juanita Montgomery. Imagine the Consequences if the Confederates had Won the War, Effie Wood. Piano Solo, Dixie, Ona V Ellis The Belles Lettres are glad to have the following young ladies become members: Dena Langford, Anna Roberts, Meta Clark, Margaret Peters, Marie Peters, Ethel Smith, Jewel Lee, Mayford Hall, Dixie Brown, Mrs. Carr. Former members who have returned are: Mary Tom Johnson. Alice E. Tardy, Bula Milligan Parco Tollison. Y.M.C.A. The Y.M.C.A. was called to meet at the usual meeting place at the beginning of this term. The purpose of this meeting was to become acquainted with the new students and to let them know the things for which the Y.M.C.A. stands. Each student was given an opportunity to introduce himself and we had a real live meeting. As a result several became members and their cards were Descriptiond. Plans were announced and speeches made that the Y.M.C.A. meet regularly this term, and we believe we can make it the best year in the history of the organization. Y.W.C.A. The Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A. gave a social Wednesday evening Jan 21, 1925, in the Auditorium of the Administration Building. An interesting program was given, which consisted of the following: Song Al’ Reading M.F. McDearman Song Male Quartet Vocal Solo Lillian Pointer Benediction Clyde Jackson After the program each person was asked to make two or more New Year’s resolutions for some friend that needed them most. Jimmie Miller was successful in obtaining the largest number of resolutions. The boys and girls were then matched, and they marched down into the gymnasium, where they played Japanese wine grab and Virginia gel. Later delicious refreshments wre served. There were quite a number of students present, and each one seemed to have enjoyed the evening very much. SENIOR HIGH CLASS The Senior High class has several new members since Christmas holidays. Every one had a big time Christmas and is now ready for work. The “bit” of work for the class during class meetings is small but hard to do. The attendance at these class meetings is not as large as it should be. The Senior plans to make this the greatest year of their school experience. Those who do not graduate will go to college though they will not receive a diploma. LOCAL SOCIETY Mr. Shipley Gives Dance On Friday evening, Mr. Alex Shipley entertained a group of students with a dance at the home of his parents on Willow street. Music was furnished by the Joyland Six Mr. and Mrs. Morrison Lowe acted as chaperones. A large crowd attended and all report a pleasant time. Miss Smith Honoree of Dance Miss Myrale Bullock entertained her friends with a dance on Saturday evening in honor of Miss Dollay Smith of Nashville, a former student of T.P.I. Hughes’ Joyland Six Orchestra furnished music for the occasion, and throughout the evening Tutti Frutti frappe was served Dancing hours were from 9 to 12. Out of town guests were Messrs Arnold, Smith, Mofield, Officer and Breeding of Livingston, and Ledbetter of Monterey. TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS 1. Come to school early so you can stand around in the hall and annoy the teacher who is doing hall duty. 2. 2. Don’t bother about being on time; it will give you indigestion to hurry to school. 3. 3. If you happen to be a Freshman, don’t register in any particular course, just skip around. It will help when you wish to graduate. 4. Don’t be courteous –someone might mistake you for a gentleman. 5. Whatever happens, don’t stop chewing gum or eating candy. The faculty might think the world was coming to an end. 6. Don’t forget to forge your parent’s name to permits. 7. Never study during school hours. You might get your lessons and the shock would be too great for the teacher. 8. Wander around as much as possible during the assembly period. It helps those who are studying. 9. Take your pencil and paper from any desk that happens to be near by. The owner’s father is, perhaps, a wealthy oil man. 10. Find fault with everything about the school. It helps you to make friends. What’s taxes? A baby that grows fast and keeps you awake at night, and gives you but little rest in daylight. PATRONIZE ORACLE ADVERTISERS. Poet’s Corner PESSIMISM The day is dark and very drear, And rain is beating down. A wind is threshing with a leer; Its power just newly found. I try to think; I find it hard. I have the blues I dread. My life with disdain I regard, I wish that I were dead. This life hardship and distress, With nothing here to gain. We labor thru to win success And find we lived in vain Some books I’ve seen on “Live Your Best,” But all are Greek to me I’ll live and wonder like the rest While time does onward flee. --Alex Shipley MY WAGE I bargained with life for a penny And life would pay no more, However I begged at evening, When I counted my scanty store For a life is a just employer, He gives us what we ask. But once we have set the wages, Why we must beat the task. I worked for a manial’s hire, Only to learn dismayed That any wage I had asked of life; Life would gladly paid. --Rittenhouse. A PHANTOM The twinkling stars are shining down, The earth is wet with dew; Illuminated heavens all abound In lights of fiery hue. A quarter moon is hanging low, And lucent is its light. The water of the lake do glow, Me thinks I see a sprite. It is the phantom of my love, As flits across the deep; It has the speed of flying dove, This image I will keep --Alex Shipley AT A BOOKSTALL I saw a boy with eager eye Open a book upon a stall, And read as he’d devour it all; Which when the stall-man did spy, Soon to the boy I heard him all “You, sir, you never buy a book, Therefore in one you shall not look.” The boy pass’d slowly on, and with a sigh He wish’d he never had been taught to read Then of the old churl’s books he should have had no need Charles Lamb THE HOME There was at one time in the world’s history but one place of living the home. In it all things were done and enjoyed. It produced what it consumed and consumed what it produced. Long ago that stage ended. There are now in the world two places of living for the larger part of civilized humanity –the home and the shop. The shop produces and the home consumes. In this it still stands for the primal home idea: the thought in that first beginning of home when it was but a hole in the ground to eat and sleep and hide in. all the beauty and sanctity and power of the home follow on this primal thought of security shelter; a place in which to take food and rest, and gather strength for outside use. It is at this point that the modern home falls of its main function, in that it persists in combining home and shop. Any form of persistent industry is foreign to the essential idea of home, the place orest. In days gone by the man’s home was the woman’s shop where in she perpetually demonstrated the old song: “A man’s work is from sun to sun, But a woman’s work is never done” Today we find very little evidence to base this saying on, The home is a most essential part of the world, not a different thing, yet our thought and modest of expression would seem to make it so. Civilization was born from the home. From the home it is renewed and out of the home must come the influence that will be the uplifter of mankind. --Hallie Ray. THE LEMONADE STAND By Lucile Cameron Robert Jackson whose nickname was Bob, belonged to the circus. He was ten years old and had light hair and blue eyes. He was a very lonely little boy because he had run away from home to join the circus since he had joined he had been very homesick. Bob worked at the lemonade stand. When business was not good his boss whipped him and would not give him any supper. He would never let Bob have a bit of lemonade. Bob usually stood at the lemonade stand with his hands folded, looking very downcast, and waiting for someone to buy. He was very fond of the little girl who was the bareback rider whose name was Irene. Every week when he got his pay he would give Irene a general set-up to candy, lemonade, and a popcorn ball. One wet, rainy day his boss gave him two pitchers of lemonade and told him that when he sold it, he would not have to self any more. There were not many people at the circus that day; he had a hard time selling his lemonade. It took him so long that he took a severe cold Mr. Rolf, who was the boss, was very angry when he heard this. Then when the doctor ordered Bob to stay in for a week, he was more angry than ever, for he knew he would lose the money that Bob made at the lemonade stand. Irene, who loved Bob as much as he loved her, said “I will try my luck at the lemonade stand while Bob is sick.” She sold more in one week than Bob usually sold in a month Bob wanted to change jobs with her, but of course, that was impossible. One night Irene had her back hurt very seriously. Now was Bob’s chance to pay her back. He said with determination, “I will learn to ride” Irene had to remain in a wheel chair for a year. She took charge of the lemonade stand and bob rode. He became very famous. When the time came for him to go back to the lemonade stand his fame went with him and he sold lemonade enough in two weeks to pay his fare home. He then left the circus and went back to his longed-for parents. WHAT MAKES A COLLEGE? Buildings and money are necessary for a college for there must be class rooms and dormitories. There must be money with which to equip the class rooms and laboratories and to pay the salaries which the teachers demand. With all this, however, the best equipped college can do little good unless there is a well developed college spirit. College spirit develops characteristics which can not be gained by hours spent in the class room. His life as a citizen depends largely on these qualities. They give a broader idea of his obligations to society. A college student is democratic, tolerant, cooperative, efficient, public spirited, and generous. A good college would therefore be one where men of all classes have equal opportunities to learn to study and to play. The spirit of a college body of that kind will not be so high as the ideals of the best students, nor so low as the alms of the poorest, but will strike an average. As in every democracy the students should aim at all times to raise this standard of college spirit. This spirit is tested daily. The men on the athletic field fight hard a game but they lose. A student body with a high grade college spirit keeps supporting the team until the last whistle blows. It is not that they won or lost which counts, but how they played the game. This applies to the class room as well. The examination is hard; the temptation to look on the other fellow’s paper is great, but remember, Honor is a great thing. A student must study as hard as he plays to attain true college spirit. What, then, is this college which is of equal importance with a well equipped college plant and well trained teachers? It is is working with a good will for the college, by working with and for all the men and all the ideals that make up the college. SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS The Senior High School Class met last Wednesday and elected Clifford Massa class representative. The order for class pins was renewed. The invitations were selected, and many other plans were made for graduation day. The class will sponsor a musical comedy by pupils of Miss Tennie Alma Stanton. GET ACQUAINTED PARTY The Palladians and Upper Cumberlands entertained the new students with a get acquainted party Jan. 10. In a very novel way the new students were introduced. Then all assembled in the gym, where games were played and the music furnished by the orchestra. At the close of the meting very unique refreshments were served, consisting of hambergers and lemon sours. Every member of the societies did their best to give the new students a good time. FUN Mr. Hatfield was scoring the hired man for his extravagance in wanting to carry a lantern when going to call on his best girl. “The idea,” he scoffed. “When I was courtin’ I never carried no lantern; I went in the dark,” The hired man proceeded to fill the lantern. “Yes,” he said sadly, “and just look what you got.” P.O. Hudgens: “Lee Sadler, who is your teammate?” Lee Sadler: “Dale Lee. Do you know him?” P.O.: “Yes.” Lee Sadler: “Well, you don’t know much.” Words and eggs must be handled with care. As eggs once broken and words once spoken are not the easiest things to repair. T.P.I. Tournament February 19-20-21. BUFF AND WOOTEN (Trading Shoes) Wooten: “What size are yours?” Buff: “Small nines, about the size of eights.” Wooten: “Well, mine are large eights, about the size of hints.” WHAT’S IN A NAME? Young Wooten wouldn’t but Effie Wood would. A rose grows on the High Wall We have a King, a Miller, a Daisy, two Pearls, a Pointer, a Baker, and two Carrs. A Lowe Dale is the greatest depression in the Freshman class All Haile the Freshman! SCENE –COUPLE OUT RIDING Fred Terry: “My clutch is so weak.” Williard Johnson: “So I have noticed.” Mr. Barnes: “What is generally used to carry an electric current?” Elizabeth Hargis: “Why, e-e- Mr. Barnes: “Correct. And what is the unit of electric power?” Elizabeth H.: “The what?” Mr. B.: “That is correct.” Mr. Passons: “Name a celebrated English novelist, Ruby.” Ruby McKeel (dropping a book) “Th’ Dickens.” Mr. Passons: “Correct.” WANTED: A pair of shock absorbers for the heart. (Frances Huffman) A ticket to Granville. (Dale Lee.) A book telling how to hold to the one and cling to the other (James Miller.) A square meal. (Dan Bassett.) Some one to make announcements in chapel. (Dean Smith.) An adjustable maxim silencer (President Smith.) A place for my seat. (Verna Huddleston.) HIS HERITAGE “You look like an idiot,” thundered Mr. McDearman to his son Bancroft, just returned from college. “You grow more like a conceited, hare-brained, helpless idiot.” Just then an acquaintance of the old gentlemen entered the offered and saw the youth. “Hello, Ban, back, eh?” exclaimed the visitor. “You’re looking more like your father every year.” “Yes.” Said Ban, “that’s just what the governor’s been telling me.” THINGS WE HATE TO THINK ABOUT “I Want My Old Girl Back.” “Tears.” “When I’m Gone You’ll Soon Forget Me.” “Somebody Stole My Gal.” “I Hate to Lose You.” “The Last Rose of Summer.” “Somebody’s Done Me Wrong.” “I’m Sorry I Made You Cry.” “Your Lies Tell Me Yes, But There’s No, No In Your Eyes.” FOR MEN ONLY Dident you if woman a be wouldent you it read would you knew I –Exchange Leonard (on finding a pebble in a dish of potatoes): “We are not supposed to eat rocks.” Beulah Milligan: “That’s all right. You need a little grit.”


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