Official Publication of
Student Association Congress
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Fort Worth, Texas
HOWDY, and . . .
... Welcome to TCU. We of the Student Govern-
WELCOME TO OUR CAMPUS
ment on the Hill are eager to work with and .for you
As Texas Christian University begins its 79th year, during the 1951-52 school year. Many hours of careful
we are happy indeed to have you with us. You are planning and hard work have been and will be spent
enrolled in one of the four oldest institutions of in making your life at Froggieland as pleasant as pos-
sible. Your Student Government is instrumental in
higher learning in the State of Texas. The academic
assuring this success.
standards of this Institution are quite high ; the
friendly and democratic spirit of the campus is Be aware of your Student Government-as an ac-
tive body whose purpose is the majority'S desire. Feel
widely recognized. We are glad to have you with us
free to suggest and criticize. And remember, you have
and we sincerely hope your life here will be interest-
a standing invitation to visit Congress meetings, or
ing and helpful. just come up to the office and tell us your troubles.
Your friend, We'll listen. That's our job.
M. E. SADLER Sincerely,
President DICK RAMSEY
Student Body President
WHAT EVERY YOUNG FROG o
SHOULD KNOW ABOUT . W
Howdy Week 5 D
Froggieland ... 17 Y
Churches . .. . .. . . . ... . . . .. . . 67 E
Student Government ..... ........ . 73 E
HOWDY T. C. U. dances are usually informal, last from 9 'till
12, and more freshman go than upperclassmen. Re-
College ... at last! Twelve years you've studied for member though, the girls have to be in the dorm at
it. Now you are here and probably feeling very much 11 p. m. on week nights, 12:45 Saturday, and 10: 30
alone. The professors call you "Mister" and "~is~" ...
Sophs yell "Slime" and "Fish" . .. everybody IS In a Sunday. Don't get caught by the clock!
hurry and through it all you are no doubt confused On the subject of being formal . .. don't. Nobody's
. . . right?
formal around T. C. U. Everyone speaks to everyone
Well, the Student Congress has prepared this little else and you should too. Remember this, the one cam-
booklet for you and your days here . . . it's to let you pus tradition that ranks above all else is FRIENDLI-
know what is going on and what to do.
NESS. Don't fail to speak to anyone.
Here are a few preliminary pointers ...
A big part of your college life will be social, so the
sooner you begin the more you will enjoy it. Don't be
bashful about meeting new people. If you like his or Howdy Week as we now know it resulted from the
her looks, step right up with a friendly "HOWDY,"
desire on the pa~t of the student body to orientate the
who knows where you will end up?
incoming students to the social facilities of TCU, a
Where will you meet these people? AT THE part of campus life as important, they thought, as the
FUNCTIONS, so make it a point to be there. academic and religious.
You will notice that the profs now address you as As a means of keeping the friendly spirit alive
Mister or Miss. Sounds great, doesn't it? Well, what among both old and new students, the name "Howdy
do you call them? A lot of them have worked hard
Week" was chosen because of its western connotation,
to earn Doctor's degrees, so give them credit by calling
them "Doctor." It flatters the ones who aren't and and because TCU is in Fort Worth, "Where the
. gives justice to the ones who are. West begins ... "
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Sunday, September 9, 1951 7 : 30 p. m. HI THERE! Little Theater
Registration and room assignments 8: 30 p. m. HI THERE! Little Theater
Church group Open Houses
Thursday, September 13, 1951
Monday, September 10, 1951 6: 00 p. m. Howdy Week Banquet
9: 00 a. m. Registration Fort Worth Students 7: 30 p. m. HI THERE! Little Theater
6 : 30 p. m. Yell Session, Quadrangle
7: 30 p. m. Official Opening Howdy Week Friday, September 14, 1951
8:00 p. m. Campus-wide Open House 5: 30 p. m. Hay Ride
8: 30 p. m. President's reception, Waits Hall 6 : 30 p . m. Bar-B-Que
7:45 p. m. Barn Dance
Tuesday, September 11, 1951
8 : 00 p. m. Street Dance, Waits-Foster Parking
Saturday, September 15, 1951
8 :00 p. m. Ship-Wreck Dance, Field House
8 : 15 p. m. HI THERE! Musical in Little Theater
Wednesday, September 12, 1951 NOTE: Schedule subject to change.
12 : 00 noon Yell Session, Front Administration
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ALMA MATER ADDY WAR HYMN
Hail, all Hail, T. C. U. Rise up and give a cheer for dear old Addy,
Mem'ries sweet, comrades true: Addy's the Frog that's going all the way.
Light of faith, follow through, Here's the way we feel about our Addy-
Praise to thee, T. C. U. Give 'em a cheer, give 'em a cheer and say Rah! Rah!
Hail, all Hail, glory bright, Addy will dig his spurs into Peruna
Purple Frogs, honor white, He'll ride him at a gallop all the way,
Victory! Spirits true- While the Frogs are mixin'
Praise to thee, T. C. U. Cheer for Texas Christian,
Addy will lead to victory today!
We are the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian,
We'll raise a song, both loud and long,
Good sportsmen, we, on every field of play,
To cheer our team to victory.
We are the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian
For TCU so tried and true,
We sing the praise of the greats of yesterday...
We pledge eternal loyalty. Rah! Rah! So rise up and give a cheer for dear old Addy,
~I Fight on boys fight,
Addy's the frog that's going all the way.
With all your might,
While the Frogs are mixin'
Roll up the score for TCU,
Cheer for Texas Christian,
Hail white and purple flags,
Addy will lead to victory today!
Whose heroes never lag,
Horned Frogs we are all for you!
Purple, White, Fight, Fight
. . . . .. . ... .. T!
. . . .. . .. . .. . C! Who Fight, We Fight,
.... . .... .. . U! Purple, White, Fight, Fight
Frogs Fight. RIFF RAFF
Riff Ram Bah Zoo,
Lickety Lickety Zoo Zoo,
Who Wah Wah Who
Frogs . . .... fight Let 'er Go, TCU.
Frogs ... . .. fight
Yea ...... Frogs, Fight TEXAS CHRISTIAN FIGHT
Fight em, Froggies, Fight 'em Texas Christian Fight
"" " Texas Christian Fight
Yea. . . Frogs, fight! Texas Christian Froggies·
Fight! Fight! Fight!
"YOICK" YELL Fight! Fight!
Yoi . . . ... . . . ... ick Fight! Fight! Fight!
Yoi .. . . ........ ick
Our Frogs! F! F! FRO (softly )
Yoi . . . . . . . .. . ick O! O! OGS
Horned Frogs FRO OGS FROGS
Fight 'em! (repeat 3 times geting louder )
Dad's Day .... . Sat., Oct. 20
Football: Texas A. & M., here . ... Sat., Oct. 20
FALL SEMESTER .. Sat., Oct. 27
Football : USC, Los Angeles .
September 10, 1951, to January 26, 1952 Football: Baylor, Waco . . ... Sat., Nov. 3
Dormitories ...... . ..... . ... . ..... Sun., Sept. 9 Freshman Prom .' . ... Fri., Nov. 10 C!JeI~
Mid-Semester Report of Failing •
Howdy Week .. ............... Sept. 10-15
Grades to Registrar . .... Mon., Nov. 12
Freshman Testing and
Orientation ...... Mon., Tue., Wed., Sept. 10-12 Football: Texas, Austin .. Sat., Nov. 17
Registration of Students above Thanksgiving Recess Begins,
Freshman Rank . .. Mon., Tue., Wed., Sept. 10-12 10:00 p. m. . . .Wed., Nov. 21
Registration of Freshman and Football: Rice, here . . .... . .... Sat., Nov. 24
Transfer Students ... ...... Thurs., Sept. 13 Classes Resume, 8: 00 a.' m .... .. .. . Mon., Nov. 26
First Meeting of MWF Classes, Football: SMU, here (Homecoming). Sat., Dec. 1
8:00 a. m ... . Fri., Sept. 14 Pearl Harbor Day Dance . . Fri., Dec. 7
First Meeting of TIS Classes, Christmas Recess Begins,
8: 00 a. m.. . . . . .... Sat., Sept. 15 10:00 p. m.. . . . . . . . . . . . Thurs, Dec. 20
Formal Convocation, Ed Landreth Classes Resume, 8: 00 a. m . . . : . .... .. Wed., Jan. 2
Auditorium ..... ... ... ... . .... Tues., Sept. 18
Fall Semester Examina-
Last Day for Adding Courses . . . . Fri., Sept. 21 !ions . . . . . . . . . . .. Mon., Sat., Jan. 21-26
Football, Kansas, here . . . Sat., Sept. 22 Registration, Spring
Football: Nebraska, Lincoln . ........ Sat., Sept. 29 Semester . Mon., Tue., Wed., Jan. 28-30
Football: Arkansas, Little Rock . . ... Sat., Oct. 6
Last Day for Dropping Courses
Without Grade ... Sat., Oct. 13
Football: Texas Tech, Lubbock . . . Sat., Oct. 13
1951 VARSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 22 : Kansas, here
Se,pt. 29 : Nebraska, Lincoln
Oct. 6: Arkansas, Little Rock
Oct. 12: Texas Tech, Lubbock
Oct. 20 : Texas A&M, here
Oct. 27 : USC, Los Angeles
Nov. 3: Baylor, Waco
Nov. 17 : Texas, Austin
Nov. 24: Rice, here
Dec. 1: SMU, here
1951 FRESHMAN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Oct. 19: Texas A&M Fish, College Station
Oct. 31: Baylor Cubs, here
Nov. 16: Texas University Frosh, here
Nov. 30: SMU Colts, Dallas
(Note: A fifth 'game may be added)
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS DORMITORIES
Foster, first" of the new dormitories on the campus,
Texas Christian University is situated in a beautiful was designed to be "the best in Texas" and to set a
residential district in the southwest section of Fort pattern for those to follow. Completed in May, 1941 ,
Worth. It is less than twenty minutes' ride by bus at a cost of $300,000, it is named for R. Houston
from the heart of the city. Foster, 15 years a trustee and chairman of the board
at his death in June, 1941. It has 104 rooms and
Fort Worth is a growing city of 300,000 popula- houses 204 women.
tion. As a railway, bus, highway and airline center of Waits, newest dormitory for women, was completed
the Southwest, it provides quick and adequate trans- in November, 1947. It was named for Dr. E. M. Waits,
portation service. It is the regional center of many TCU president, 1916-1941, and president emeritus
industrial activities, furnishing a laboratory for many until his death in December, 1949.
kinds of university research. It has a large number of Jarvis, the oldest of the women's dormitories, car-
churches and civic and philanthropic organizations; ries its name over from a building on the original
Thorp Springs campus honoring J. J. Jarvis, board
its public educational facilities are widely recognized chairman.
as superior both in curriculum and in physical equip- Tom Brown, newest of the men's dormitories, has
ment. It has many private schools, and three other 61 rooms and houses 126 men. It cost $250,000 and
institutions of higher learning. was completed in September, 1947. Its name honors
Tom Brown, Frog fan and benefactor for many years
The City of Fort Worth and the University attract and trustee from 1941 until his death in 1950.
many distinguished visitors and lecturers from all Clark, built in 1913, honors not only the name of
parts of the nation. Through the lectures, music clubs the founders of TCU, Addison and Randolph Clark,
and similar organizations, artists of world renown are but also many other members of their families asso-
to be heard each year. ciated with the university. It has 74 rooms and houses ·
Goode, oldest of the men's dormitories, was first
built along with Jarvis and the Administration Build- STADIUM AND GYM
ing in 1911. Named for Mrs. M. A. Goode, who gave
more than any person for its construction, the build- Athletic plants at TCU consist of the Stadium and
ing has 42 rooms and houses 86 men. Gymnasium and a field house. Seating 33,000 in per-
manent concrete seats completely sur round ing a
"sunken" bowl, the Stadium, built in 1930 and en-
FINE ARTS larged twice since then, has often been called the
Providing a "Three-in-One" arrangement, tbis new- most beautiful in the Southwest. While this compli-
est building on tbe campus features tbe Ed Landretb ment is a matter of opinion, it is a statistical fact that
Auditor~um; three stories of offices, studios and class- here are the best parking facilities (for 5,000 cars)
rooms of tbe School of Fine Arts; and the Little in this area and perhaps in the nation.
Theater, with separate entrance along the west side. The second athletic unit is the Gym; however, most
Opened in September, 1949, it cost $1,800,000 and athletic facilities, including track, baseball diamond
is the largest building of its kind in Texas, if not in and practice fields are adjacent to the Stadium. The
the South, and is the only structure in the nation pro- basketball team plays home conference games at Fort
viding under one roof complete facilities for all the Worth's Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, the golfers
arts. The acoustically - perfect auditorium bears the play at Colonial Country Club, and only the tennis
name of the chairman of TCD's $10,000,000 building team has its home grounds near the Gym. Built in
program, of which this building is a part-Ed Lan- 1921, the Gym serves primarily as headquarters for
dreth, a trustee. Seating capacity is 1,623. physical education classes. A new $750,000 Field
House is listed among the urgent projects in the build-
ing program, and when it is completed, this building
will be rehabilitated as a gym for women.
UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH SCIENCE BUILDING
The latest addition to TCUs physical plant is the
Across the street from the north end of the campus
new Science Building, located just . south of the Li-
is University Christian Church, which-while not an brary on east campus. Scheduled for occupancy by
actual part of the University-provides an integral the Spring semester, the building cost over $1,000,000.
part of University life. It is the church home of many All science departments will move to the new and
of the faculty and students and it sponsors one of the complete building, said to be one of the best of its
most active student organizations, the D . S. F. Built kind in the nation.
in 1933, the building has been enlarged this past year,
with an additional chapel and educational building. ROBERT CARR CHAPEL AND RELIGION
The tower may be seen at different seasons from BUILDING
many points in the city. The Robert Carr Chapel will be built with funds
contributed for that purpose by Mr. Robert Carr, San
Seating capacity for the sanctuary has been in- . Angelo, Texas.
creased from 500 to 740 seats. A small balcony pro-
The Educationai Building which is to be construct-
vides a foyer beneath, which the original building ed in conjunction with the Robert Carr Chapel will
did not have. With its completion early this year, the meet the needs of both the undergraduate Depart-
University Christian Church has added another con- ment of Religion and Add-Ran College of Arts and
tribution in the beautification of the University's Sciences, and the Brite College of the Bible, the the-
ological seminary of the University.
TCUs School of Religion Building is to be con-
structed on the lots across the street north of the Mary
Couts Burnett Library, near the Memorial Entrance
to the main campus and Administration Building.
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DR. OTTO NIELSEN DR. 1. C. WRIGHT
Vice-President, TCU BOB CORNELL JIMMY PASCHAL
Business Manager Originator Howdy W eek
DR. M. E. SADLER
President, TeU DICK RAMSEY
President, Student Body
DR .T. F. RICHARDSON MISS E. SHELBURNE
Dean of Students Dean of Women Russ HURST MARLYN AYCOCK
Editor, The Skiff Chairman, Howdy Week
ACTIVITY FEE AND CARD
, , , Each student taking nine or more semester hours
is required to pay a General Activities Fee of $12.50.
This fee permits the student to attend all athletic
contests, Fine Arts productions, lectures and concerts
and religious activities without additional cost. It also
includes subscriptions to the Skiff and Horned Frog.
Upon payment of the General Activities Fee, each
student is issued a personal identification card. This
card must be presented whenever attending any of
the activities mentioned above.
If you should lose your card, report its loss at once
to the Business Office.
STUDENT LOAN FUND
The SlUlllner Congress of 1949 established the Stu-
dent Loan Fund whereby any student in good stand-
ing may borrow up to $10 for as long as 30 days
without interest. A 10-cent service charge is levied on
all loans to cover materials and administrative cost.
All delinquent accounts are fined 25 cents a week
for each week of delinquency.
The Loan Fund contains some $1,500 from various
Administrator of the Fund is Mr. Curtis J. Firkins.
JOE SHIRLEY KEN JONES Miss Ann Underwood is Loan Fund secretary.
PUBLICATIONS . THE MILITARY
TCU has twO University-sponsored publications and For the first time since the Navy V-12 unit left the
two sponsored by Student Congress. campus in 1945, TCU again offers military training
The Skiff is the official campus newspaper. It is
leading to reserve commissions.
published weekly by students of the Journalism De-
partment. Subscription is free and copies may be ob- Two branches of service are available : Air Force
tained from any of the various distribution boxes ROTC which specializes in Air Force administration
located around the campus or from The Skiff office and Army Transportation Corps ROTC.
in Goode Hall basement, telephone 323.
Russ Hurst is Skiff editor for 1951-52. Any male freshman is eligible to enter ROTC train-
The other official student publication is the year- ing and he will be deferred in the draft as long as he
book, the Horned Frog. Any interested student may maintains satisfactory academic and ROTC standing.
assist in its preparation. All students taking nine or
more semester hours both fall and spring semesters The physical examination required for enrollment
are eligible to receive a copy of the annual when it at TCU is sufficient for ROTC also. If a student suc-
is completed near the end of the spring semester. cessfully completes the first two years of training and
The Horned Frog office is in Goode Hall Base- desires to enter advanced ROTC, a separate physical
ment, telephone 240. Marlyn Aycock is editor of the examination is necessary.
Further ROTC information is available in the Uni-
Student Congress-sponsored publications are the
Frog Horn and Congressional Digest. versity catalog.
The Frog Horn is a free informational guide and
handbook for freshmen and new students entering
TCU in September.
This year's Frog Horn editor is Marlyn Aycock.
The Congressional Digest is a free monthly resume
of congress' activities. The editor for 1951-52 has not
yet been chosen.
THE INFIRMARY CAFETERIA
TCU maintains a complete infirmary in the east TCU operates a Cafeteria which is located in the
end of Waits Hall. Resident students are required to basement of the Administration Building. Since most
pay the medical fee of $7.50 which covers the service new students will board in the Cafeteria, here are a
of the registered professional nurse, the dormitory few tips which will help students get beter service
visits of the university physician and such common and the Cafeteria give better service.
medicinal material which can be supplied from stock Hours of operation, which are closely observed, are:
without prescription. Outside doctor's services, hos- IVeek Days Sttndays
pitalization or other service beyond the infirmary are
Breakfast 7:15-8:15 Breakfast 8:30-9:00
paid by the student.
Dinner . 0 0011 :15-1:15 Dinner . 12:00-1 :15
Supper 5:00-6:00 Supper 5:00-6:00
Boarding students serve themselves so that lines
may be kept moving. Food allowances will be posted
TRUST FUND BANK in the cafeteria so each student may know how much
The Business Office houses the Student Trust Fund he
and which foods ° may take.
Bank. This service is free to all students and student Board for the fall semester begins Monday morn-
organizations. There is no charge for handling the ing, September 10.
accounts, although cashing of checks is limited to
the university area.
(For further information refer to University Bul-
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FRESHMAN PROM STUDENT BODY TRIPS
One of the major events in the life of a first-year Each year, in conjunction with one of the out-of-
Froggie is the Freshman Prom, scheduled this year town football trips, the students board a special train
for Nov. 10. and "follow the Frogs."
Flower salesmen, ticket sellers and busy telephones On alternate years the trips have been to Texas
in the girls' dorm start the fun and confusion that University in Austin, or to Rice Institute in Houston.
ends with the playing of the last dance. However, the revision of the football schedule to a
week later last year resulted in the choice being the
Highlight of the ball is the crowning of a freshman
i game with the Aggies of Texas A&M College.
coed as Freshman Prom Queen, selected by a battery
of judges at the dance. . In all probability the trip this year will be the tra-
ditional one to the state capital.
Since the Prom comes early in the life of a student's
stay at TCU, Big Sisters and Big Brothers are on hand The students rise before the sun and laden with
to help find dates for those who haven't had a chance pennants and cowbells head for the special train. The
to get acquainted. next few hours are one constant pep rally. Here, school
'spirit is magnified.
Freshman Proms have been held previously in
TCD's fieldhouse, but this year it is planned for the Arrangements are made for central headquarters for
Lake Worth Casino, where more room and a more the visiting TCU students in the host town, and a pep '
ballroom ish atmosphere is provided. rally is held at some centrally located point.
Although only one queen is crowned, the feeling The train returns that night after a social with the
prevails that each girl is her date's own special queen. host school.
HOMECOMING INITIATION DAY
Homecoming arrives with the SMU football game, At some date during the fall, as yet undetermined,
Dec. 1, the last and usually one of the best games of the gals of the Class of '55 will suddenly and de-
the season. liberately appear on campus in non-Harper's Bazaar
A week-long period of pep rallies, sing songs, and and non-Vogue attire. That will be Initiation Day.
,parades precedes the game on Saturday. That will be the time when young Froggettes be-
Highlights of Homecoming Week. are the tradi- have as puppets with members of Leti pulling the
tional downtown pajama snake-dance and quadrangle strings. On Initiation Day, "big sisters" select the
bon-fire on Friday night, the parade Saturday morn- wardrobes from Salvation Army, Bundles for Britain,
ing, and the game Saturday afternoon. and Goodwill Industries cast-offs. These Anatoles of
Paris will reveal to the world of fashion garbs like it
Thousands of exes return each Homecoming to the
has never witnessed before-except on Initiation Day.
Hill where they enter into the spirit of the affair as
fervently as the younger Frogs. Departments, schools Administration Building steps and sidewalks usually
and dormitories hold open houses where returning are toothbrushed, campus personalities receive kisses,
students renew old and make new acquaintances. serenades and maid service from these women of an-
Contests are held among the various dormitories for other world. Nose-propelled peanuts and oranges be-
the best decorated building, and a trophy is awarded
the winner. Last year freshman barracks Y and Z
gin rolling on lounge and post office floors.
In the evening, these frash girls appear before of-
ficers and members of Leti in initiation ceremonies.
took top honors with a joint display between the
There they usually pass their tests and are transformed
into young ladies, capabie of their positions in campus
FINE ARTS FESTIVAL LITTLE THEATER
In December or thereabouts, the finer arts are pa- Students, by paying their activity fee, receive a sea-
raded before the student body and townspeople in the son ticket to the plays presented by the department of
form of the Fine Arts Festival. Speech-Drama in the Little Theater.
Each year a theme or c~mposer is chosen and all About five plays, with the last one being an orig-
phases of the arts are worked around this theme. They ,. inal world premiere, are presented yearly. Last year's
have ranged from Bach to the modern era. schedule included an experiment in theater-in-the-
Several ensemble programs, faculty recitals, a play round.
of the period and other programs are featured. ..., The Little Theater opened in 1949 with "You
The art department displays the paintings and Can't Take It With You," and has included such
sculpture works available in the art gallery. recent hits as "Life With Father," "The Heiress," and
"Three Men on a Horse."
Originals have been "Burning Embers" and "Crest
of the Wave."
GILBERT AND SULLIVAN FESTIVAL The summer season has included such triumphs as
Each year for the past decade, the University Choral "Claudia" and "Our Town."
Club has presented a Gilbert and Sullivan Comic Each year a Shakespearean drama is included.
Operetta. Last year's production was "The Sorcerer." The Little Theater only holds some 225 persons, so
The productions have been under the direction of most productions run for two weeks.
William J. Marsh, noted authority on this phase of Tryouts are open to all students regardless of major.
Efforts are made to recognize outstanding contribu- Each year the student body elects the three boys
tions made by individuals through the various awards and girls from each class they believe to be their
presented yearly. favorite students on the ·campus.
The SKIFF AWARD is presented by the student This year's election will be held sometime during
newspaper to the student who has aided the student the early spring semester with the Presentation Ball
body to the greatest extent. being held about St. Valentine's Day.
The UNSUNG HERO A WARD is presented by Much kidding and chiding has resulted from the
the annual for the behind-the-scenes work on the part idea of selection of one's favorite persons. Neverthe-
of a student. less it is one of the finest personal honors that can
The GOOD PEOPLE AWARD goes to the choice be bestowed ripon a student.
of the publications editors to recognize some individ- When the Horned Frog is distributed late in the
ual for being a "human being." spring, the choice of the election is revealed for the
The GOUGH ORATORICAL AWARD is made first time to the student body. The secret of who the
by the speech department to the winner of the Gough favorites really are is one of the closest guarded on
Contest in oratory each spring. It is one of the univer- the campus.
sity's oldest awards. Accompanying the favorite selections are the exalt-
The STUDENT GOVERNMENT SCHOLAR- ed positions of Mr. and Miss TCU. This couple are
SHIP is awarded by the Congress annually to the also chosen by popular vote and results announced in
person they feel has contributed most to the welfare the Horned Frog.
of the student body.
Other awards and scholarships may be found in the
SPRING ELECTIONS RANCH WEEK
A noticeable air of tenseness settles on the TCU Ranch Week! What a heck-of-a-time! After weeks
campus near the close of the spring semester, and of planning on the part of the TCU Chamber of
there is a good reason: It's election time. Commerce, this annual affair begins to creep into
And at this time all the would-be office holders Froggies like a fever, to explode sometime in March.
and political aspirants climb out of their "Holes" ... Prior to that blessed time, students elect their
to renew old acquaintances, make new ones and "get Ranch Week Queen and Foreman. Beards are grown
out the vote." by those who can and fuzz by those who can't. Pistols
It's old "Buddy Week" in action-all a part of the (water, that is) are brought out ready for another try.
democratic process. The calendar is crowded with fun-packed events
Offices to be filled during this election are the five from the rodeo to the barn dance. Tarrant County
cheerleading positions, editors of The Skiff, campus Sheriff Sully Montgomery swears in the TCU sheriff
newspaper, and Horned Frog, the TCU yearbook; who, in turn, swears in his deputies. Other Southwest
student body president, vice-president, and all con- Conference schools send representatives who are es-
gressional offices except freshman positions. corted by Chamber members.
At the beginning of the fall semester, an election Events include a barbecue, egg-tossing, sack-racing
will be held to fill the freshman student congress and other games on the quadrangle, a picnic, rodeo,
offices, any vacancies which have occurred since spring and barn dance.
and any class officers. Any incoming freshman will Everyone wears western garb and the jail appears
have an opportunity to file for offic~ to represent his on the campus, to become the center of attraction for
class on the student governing body, which is de- un-Westernlikers, campus bandits and wrong-doers.
signed to give practical governmental experience to 'I
INTRAMURAL OPEN HOUSE SWEETHEART BALL
One of the top attractions on the campus during Sometime in the ,spring, congress will announce the
the spring semester is the traditional campus sports opening of nominations for Sweetheart of TCU for
show known as Intramural Open House, which was 1952.
started in 1934 by Prof. Tom Prouse, physical educa- Any girl may enter the contest and a preliminary
tion director. ... election will be held. The five girls with the most
Everybody can't be an athletic star, but here is a votes will be candidates for Sweethe~rt and the Sweet-
chance for any student who desires to "get into the heart Court.
act." Events include boxing, fencing, swimming, bas- At the Spring Formal at the Casino, the girl among
ketball and diving. the five with the most votes will be presented as
A main feature of the show is the selection of an Sweetheart of TCU. The other four will be members
Open House Queen from one of the campus beauties. of her court.
Any coed is eligible to enter the contest. As TCU Sweetheart, the lucky coed will receive a
Besides the usual athletic events, which are top trophy and the right to represent TCU at social func-
drawing cards in themselves, Prof. Prouse always tions of other schools during the ensuing year.
comes up with surprise features for the program. She may go to University of Arkansas' Gaebale, to
Some of these in past shows have included a take- Baylor's May Day, to Texas u.'s Round-Up, Texas
off on bathing beauties, enacted by "winsome" foot- A&M's Cotton Ball, to Rice's Roundelet, or any of
ball huskies; a "Beauty vs. Beast" basketball bout; numerous other colleges and universities throughout
grudge boxing and wrestling matches; tight-wire acts; the state which invite TCU to send delegates each
and a duel with electrified sabres. year.
Each year it's something new . . . and fun for all.
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FAREWELL AND SPRING FORMAL DANCES JOURNALISM DAY
The two major social events of the spring for many Each spring, journalism students have a special day
Froggies are the Farewe)1 and Spring Formal Dances. of their own. On Journalism Day, the Skiff Award
The Spring Formal is usually in March .or April, for outstanding service to the student body is pre-
sometimes with a name band. It is at the Spring . sented, and a special program features some prominent
Formal that the Sweetheart of TCU and her court are member of the journalistic field. Past Journalism Day
presented for the first time to Froggies and Frog- speakers have been Frazier Hunt and Boyce House,
gettes. both well-known in the field of journalism.
The last big affair of the year before buckling
down to exams is the Farewell Dance, often the last
college dance for many students at TCU. The Fare-
well Dance is informal and often features a name CREATIVE WRITING DAY
band such as Gene Krupa, Carmen Cavallero and Literary aspirants also have a day of their own each
others. spring when Creative Writing Day rolls around.
Both the Spring Formal and Farewell Dance are Prizes are given for the best works and special divi-
held at the Lake Worth Casino, a favorite spot of sions are open to freshmen. The different contests in-
many Frogs. clude: fact or fiction, narative sketches, articles, crit-
icisms or research papers, informal essays, poetry, short
stories, dramas, Southwestern articles and non-fiction
ATHLETICS Meyer has coached seven. All-Americans: Darrell
lester, Sam Baugh, Dave O'Brien, Ki Aldrich, I. B.
Texas Christian is blessed with one of the finest Hale, Darrell Palmer, and Clyde Flowers.
coaching staffs in the nation as well as talented
last year "Dutch" signed a new contract for three
youngsters from Texas high schools. years, and upon its completion he will have served
Football: 31 years as a Frog coach.
The head man of football at TCU was also head Assistant Coach Abe Martin has been at his Alma
man of football for the entire nation in 1949, as Mater in his present position since 1945. He spent
president of the National Football Coaches Associa- the years from his graduation in 1932 to that year in
tion. most successful high school coaching positions at
Perhaps as significant as that honor, however, to lufkin, El Paso and Paschal in Fort Worth. Abe was
sports enthusiasts in the Southwest is the fact that he on the Frogs' first conference championship team in
holds the one-school longevity record in the South- 1929, and was a three-year letterman at TCU.
west Conference. The 1950 season was his 17th as
head coach and 27th on the Frog coaching staff. Basketball :
Both are all-time records in the Southwest Confer- When Basketball is mentioned at TCU, so is Head
ence-no other SWC coach has ever been at a single Coach "Buster" Brannon. This year's basketball team
school as long, either as head coach or as a member will consist of all-senior members of "Brannon Brats."
of the coaching staff-and probably in the nation. undefeated freshman team of three years ago, who
Coach Meyer joined the staff of TCU in 1923 as also were SWC co-champions last year.
freshmen mentor, a position he held until 1934 when Coach Brannon is a former Frog himself, having
he became head coach. As a student and coach, played as a starter on the first Frog quint to win a
"Dutch" has served actively in Frog sports life for championship, in 1931, and was all-conference in .
more than 30 years. 1932 and 1933, and captain in 1933.
Meyermen have played in post-season bowls: twice He returned in the spring of 1948 from Rice,
in the Cotton, twice in the Sugar, once each in the where he coached two conference championship teams.
Orange and Delta bowls. Just prior to his return to his Alma Mater, however,
he spent two years at the University of Florida as 1951-52 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
backfield coach in football. Date Opponmt Place
At TCU he assists in football coaching as well as Nov. 29 A. c. c. . . . .Abilene
carrying head basketball coaching duties. Dec. 3 A. C. c. . . ... Fort Worth
Baseball: Dec. 6 Manhattan . . New York
Baseball at TCU is synonymous with Coach Walter Dec. 8 Canisius. . . Buff, N. Y.
Roach. Coach Roach is synonymous with practically Dec. 13 Howard-Payne .. Fort Worth
every sport at Froggieland, holding eight varsity let- Dec. 14 Hardin-Simmons . .. . .. . ... Fort Worth
ters from TCU and three all-conference awards. Dec. 20 Nebraska ......... . Dallas
Dec. 21 Texas Tech . . . . . . ... . .... .. . Dallas
He is head baseball coach, assistant varsity football Dec.27-29 SW Tourney ........ . Dallas
coach and head freshman football coach. He was Jan. 5 Texas . ........ . . . ... Fort Worth
graduated from TCU, having captained the 1936 Cot- Jan. 8 Rice .. . . .. .. . .... . ... . ... Houston
ton Bowl Champions and being a first-team end on
Jan. 11 Bay lor . . . . Fort Worth
the Sugar Bowl champions of 1935. Jan. 17* SMU .. . . ... . Fort Worth
Spring Sports: Jan. 26 Oklahoma City U . . ... Oklahoma City
Spring sports at TCU include, as well as baseball, Feb. 2 Arkansas. ....... .. ... . . Fayetteville
tennis, track, golf and intramural play. Tennis coach Feb. 6 Texas A&M ... . .. . ..... College Station
is Prof. C. A. Burch, Poss Clark is track coach and Feb. 12 Rice . ..... Fort Worth
Tom Prouse is golf coach. Feb. 16 Texas .... Austin
Feb. 19 Texas A&M .. ... . . . .. Fort Worth
Mr. Prouse also guides intramurals to an interest- Feb. 23 Baylor .. . . ... ... .. Waco
ing and exciting season each spring, concluding the Feb. 25 Arkansas . .. . . .. Fort Worth
season with the annual "Intramural Open House." At Mar. 1 SMU . ...... . ... Dallas
this time, various champions are crowned in swim-
*Game to be changed.
ming, boxing and other fields of athletic endeavor.
ORGANIZATIONS the advancements and possibilities in the field of
Texas Christian University has 'a variety of thriving chemistry.
student organizations designed to stimulate interest Organization meetings consist of working more
and provide opportunity for student expression in the closely together in practical work in the field rather
fields of learning, service, and sports, all of which are than the necessary theories of the classroom.
a part of the educational process. Membership in these Membership is restricted to chemistry majors from
organizations is not based upon social standing, or the school of AddRan College of Arts and Sciences.
mere personal preference of the members, and no so-
ciety may be of a secret nanue or order. The spirit
of democracy prevails. All student organizations have
faculty sponsors. The following groupings will show ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
the variety and types.
Members of the TCU Chapter of the Association
Hono?' Societies: Alpha Chi (scholarship), Phi for Childhood Education direct their interests toward
Sigma Iota (modern language), Alpha Psi Omega the teaching and training of children, visiting schools
(dramatic), Ampersand (senior women), Pi Kappa throughout the city, attending various lectures and
Delta (debating), Sigma Tau Delta (English), Pi sponsoring speakers who have something of value to
Gamma Mu (social science), M u Phi E psi 10 n- contribute to the club. At least one philanthropic .
(music), Phi Mu Alpha Simphonia (music). .pro ject is planned during the year to bring happiness
to some group of underprivileged children.
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
The purpose of the American Chemical Society is
to help the students of chemistry become familiar with
A series of parties and banquets are sponsored each
year for the ~njoyment of the members.
Artists of the campus meet with the Brushes Club.
Together they receive backgrounds, social as well as
artistic, and practical work other than that of the
classrooms of the department of art in the School of J. WILLIARD RIDINGS PRESS CLUB
Fine Arts. The purpose of the club is to promote the ac-
To further th~ principles of art, and to strive for quaint~nce of. all students on the campus who plan to
greater cooperation between the students of art and ma~e Jou~naltsm their life work, and to sponsor pro-
perfection in their chosen fields are the goals of the feSSIOnal Journalists' visits to the club.
Brushes Clubbers. Membership is limited to majors
Membership is open to freshmen interested in and
and minors in art.
up~er ~lassmen majoring in journalism. The organi-
Year's activities include addresses from various zation ~s named after J. Williard Ridings, late head
authorities in the art fields, exhibits of painting, of the Journalism department.
sculpturing and ceramics of members in the gallery at
the Fine Arts Building.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S TCU CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CLUB Junior and senior men majoring in the School of
Open to women students majoring or minoring in Business are eligible for membership in the TCU
the School of Business, the Business and Professional Chamber of Commerce.
Women's Club was organized to develop a profes- The purpose of the organization is for the students
sional interest in the opportunities open to women of the business school to become better acquainted
in this field.
and gain a working knowledge of the chamber of Activities include an open house for mathematics
commerce idea. They strive to locate positions for its exes during the homecoming celebration and the an-
members and to serve as a council guiding the social nual Christmas Party.
affairs of the school of business. Each spring the membership attends a banquet.
Throughout the football season, members of the
chamber spent countless hours in the drug, lounge,
classes and other campus points selling the pep rib- LOS HIDALGOS
bons: . "Lasso the Steers," etc. Proceeds from these Members of Los Hidalgos are interested, first, in
purple-printed white ribbons go toward the general bringing its members together in social and intel-
budget of the Chamber, and is spent, in return, on lectual intercourse; second, in keeping close touch
the student body in the annual Ranch Week cele- with college life; and third, in encouraging the speak-
bration in the spring. ing of good Spanish by the members.
Membership is open to anyone interested in the
purpose of the organization, but he must have had
at least one year of college or two years of high school
The Parabola Club was founded on the campus in
1928. Its purpose is to stimulate interest for mathe-
Meetings are held twice monthly from October
matic majors and to provide interesting topics for
Membership is open to those students who have
completed their freshman math courses and who have TCU ACCOUNTANTS SOCIETY
an active interest in mathematics. The Texas Christian University Accountants So-
Meetings are held monthly on the last Friday of ciety, founded in 1948, is an honorary organization
the month. to encourage and foster the ideal of service as the
basis of the accou.nting profession. It promotes the ( Psychology), German Club (German), Radio Work-
study of the accounting profession. It also acts as a shop (Speech-Drama-Radio ), and World Federalists
medium between professional men, instructors, stu- ( History) .
dents, and others who are interested in the develop-
EX/1'a-D epartmmtal: Alpha Phi Omega, Flying
ment of the study or profession of accountancy. Frogs, Herpetology.
Music Organizations: Band, University Chorus, A
Cappella Choir, Symphony Orchestra, String Quartets,
TCU CHAPTER OF CHI BETA Brass and Woodwind Ensemble, Stage Band.
Home economics majors and minors form them- Athletic Orga1Zizatiom: "T" Association (men who
selves into the TCU chapter of Chi Beta. letter in athletics), Women's Sports Association.
As goals, they have set for themselves to foster
Rel;gio1tS Groups: Christian Service Fellowship (for
high ideals of and appreciation for the home hfe,
those training for full-time Christian service), Stu-
to develop personality, poise and initiative and to
dent Christian Association, Homiletic Guild, Ministers'
encourage leadership and professional interest in the
Wives' Club, Meliorist Club (University Christian
various fields of home economics.
Church) , Baptist Student Union, Presbyterian Youth
Numerous social events include a formal dinner in Fellowship, United Religious Council, Methodist Sw.
the spring. dent Movement.
Other department clubs include the Fallis Players
Social and Se1"vice Clttbs: Bryson, Frogettes, Leti,
(School of Fine Arcs), International Relations (Gov- .
Hoe Down Club, Ice Skating Club, Vigilantes, Yacht.
ernment), LeCercle Francais (F r e n c h ), N a tu r a I
Science Soicety (Science), Poetry Club (English),
Chi Delta Mu (Religion), Theodolite (Engineering),
T. C. U. Physics Society (Science), Psychology Club
Riverside Trinity Baptist St. George's Rectory
CHURCHES 606 Blandin 35 08 Maurice
Fort Worth has many churches that offer their Rosedale Baptist St. Mary's Rectory
1201 Mansfield Avenue 131 2 S. Jennings
services and guidance to TCU students. Some of the
churches nearest TCU are listed below : South Fort Worth Baptist St. Patrick's Rectory
800 Fogg 1206 Throckmorton
Seventh-Day Adventist College Avenue Baptist
Sycamore Heights Baptist St. Thomas Rectory
2020 Hemphill 1400 College 2800 Purington 2920 Azle
Southwestern Union First Baptist Travis Avenue Baptist San Jose Rectory
Conference of Seventh-Day 408yz Throckmorton 3041 Travis 142 3 N . Calhoun
Adventists Forest Park Baptist Universit), Baptist Advent Christian
2829 \Vest Cantey 3232 Sandage 2716 Wabash 2028 N. Riverside Dr.
Texas Conference Seventh- Glen Garden Baptist West Side Baptist Arlington Heights Christian
Day Adventists Wichita & Glen Garden 2838 West 6th Street 4629 Bryce
Meadowbrook Baptist Worth Heights Baptist Boulevard Christian
Hemphill Heights Assembly 3201 Purington 3541 Bryan 1421 Boulevard
of God Church Worth Hills Baptist Chestnut Ave. Christian
Park Temple Baptist
3725 South Adams NW 31 & Prairie 2422 Chestnut
2832 Townsend Drive
Bethlehem Baptist All Saints Rectory East Annie Street Christian
3321 Forest Park Blvd. 214 NW 20 1234 E. Annie
3000 Avenue D
Birchman Avenue Baptist Holy Name Rectory First Christian Church
3740 Birchman 1007 E. Terrell 612 Throckmorton
Broadway Baptist Church Our Mother of Mercy Rectory Handley Christian
River Oaks Baptist
305 West Broadway 1104 Evans 3128 N. Forrest
B. H. Carroll Baptist St. Alice Magnolia Ave. Christian
Riverside Baptist 5600 Camp Bowie 950 W. Magnolia
Memorial Christian West Berry Church of Christ
805 W. Dickson 270 1 W. Berry Church of Jesus Christ of Ridglea Methodist
Latter D ay Saints
Morningside Christian The Church of God 2024 Clinton
Evans & E. Powell 1304 Gould St. John's Methodist
Reorganized Church of Jesus 311 University
Polytechnic Christian -Congregational Methodist Christ of the Latter Day
3105 Avenue J 1236 E. Broadway Saints First Church of the
Riverside Christian First Congregational 2929 Oakwood Nazarene
1000 Bonnie Brae 3563 Manderly PI. Grace Lutheran 1201 E. Allen
University Christian All Saints' Episcopal 404 Hemphill Polytechnic Church of
2724 S. University Dr. 5001 Crestline The Nazarene
Lutheran Church of Our
Saviour 3640 Avenue F
First Church of Christian St. Andrew's Episcopal
Scientists 10th & Lamar 4301 E. Lancaster First Pentecostal Church
502 Lamar of God
St. Anne's Episcopal St. Paul Lutheran
Second Church of Christian Grand & Gould 20th & Long
3 10 W . Cannon
Scientists Twelfth Street Pentecostal
St. John's Episcopal Trinity Lutheran
2112 Forest Park Blvd. 2401 College Assembly
3621 Tulsa Way 1101 E. 12th St.
Christian Science Joint St. Luke's In The Meadow
Reading Room 4301 Meadowbrook Z ion Lutheran Hemphill St. Presbyterian
504-B Main Street 112 Eagle 1701 Hemphill
Arlington Heights Church 3401 Bellaire Dr. S. Central Methodist St. Stephen Presbyterian
of Christ 1527 Lipscomb
Greek Orthodox Church 2600 Sandage
5001 EI Campo
2022 Ross First Methodist Trinity Cumberland
Calmont Avenue Church of 800 W . 5th St.
Christ Beth EI Congregation Presbyterian
3600 Calmont 207 W. Broadway Matthews Memorial 4101 Frazier
Methodist Westminster Presbyterian
Highland Park Church of Congregation Ahavath
Sholom 2416 W . Berry 1425 8th Ave.
1200 E. Richmond 821 Taylor
STUDENT GOVERNMENT Buford Latimer, Fine Arts representative
Student government at TCU is based u~on the Wanda Tinkle, Fine Arts representative
democratic ideals and principles under which our Beth Pearson, School of Education representa-
American way of life exists. tive
The Student Association constitution was written Ruth McCleskey, School of Education repre-
by students, can be amended or discarded by students, sentative
and is administered by students. Bob Johnson, Arts and Sciences representative
Student governing body at TCU is th~ Student Martin Turner, Arts and Sciences representa-
Association Congress, composed of 26 voting mem- tive
bers. Thomas Dennington, School of Business rep-
Fourteen of these members are elected in the spring resentative
and the remaining 12 are elected. the fir~t month of
the fall semester. Offices to be filled thiS year are : Joe Ward, School of Business representative
three representatives from the f~eshman class, three Other student elections, including cheerleaders and
from the sophomore class and SIX lower class repre- publications editors, are regulated by the Student Asso-
sentatives-at-large. ciation Congress and Constitution.
Members of Congress elected last spring are: Cheerleaders and editors are elected in the spring
with the 14 senior members of Congress.
Dick Ramsey, president
The Student Court is the final authority in any ques-
Bob Cornell, vice-president tion concerning congressional action. Five justices are
Heino Ambros, senior class representative selected by Congress from ten names submitted by
Molly Dot Robertson, senior class representa- . the president.
tive The candidate receiving most votes in Congress is
Don Brewer, junior class representative the chief justice of the Court and the four receiving
the next largest number of votes are justices.
Sue Scott, junior class representative
PREAMBLE Section 2
The right of the individual to freedom of thought
We, the students of TCU, in order to provide ollie
measure of student self-government, to reguhte :1\\ and expression in the formulation of common policy
is basic, and the following fights of the individual
matters delegated by the Un iversity to Studen: (on·
trol, organize for the conduct of camp~lS affairs and student at Texas Christian University shall not be
abridged or denied by the government of this Asso-
for the furthering of cooperation among the ~tudents
of our school, do hereby ordain and establ!s'1 th iS
a. Freedom of speech.
Constitution. b. Freedom of press.
c. Freedom to peacefully assemble.
Article I d. Freedom to petition for redress of griev-
Section 1 ances.
The name of this organization shall be "The S:~I e. Freedom to organize opposition to the stu-
dent Association of Texas Christian University." dent administration, and to seek control by
winning the majority support of the voting
Section 2 students.
All students of the University who shall have paid
the Student Body Fee and are entolled fo r a minim'lm
of nine (9) semester hours, shall be members OC '~ 11 is Article III
Association. All members of the Association shall be Section 1
eligible to vote in any regular or special election. The legislative branch of this Association shall be
the Student Congress : The President of the Associa-
Article II tion, the Vice-President of the Association, the three
Section 1 representatives each from the Sophomore and Fresh-
The fundamental principles of the great American man classes, two representatives each from the Junior
tradition of political and civil liberty . are here.by a f- and Senior classes, six Lower Class Representatives at
firmed and embraced as part of thiS Constlt'1t·o'l large, and two representatives from the School of
in so lar as applicable t~ students attending a libe.: al Business, th.e School of Fine Arts, the College of
institution of learning. Arts and SCIences, and the School of Education.
majority vote a Bill of Impeachment against any of-
Section 2 ficer of the Association.
For the purpose of Student Government, a student c. To supervise All-University social functions.
shall be classified as follows: Freshman, 0-23 semester
d. To order disbursements from the Student Asso-
hours inclusive; Sophomore, 24- 53 se.meste! hours .in-
clusive; Junior, 54-83 semester hours lOc!Uslve; Selllor,
84 semester hours or more with undergraduate stand- e.:0 select, or provide for the selection of, rep-
resentatives to events and functions which involve the
ing. interest of the Student Association.
a. Representatives from the different schools
shall be elected from the Junior and Senior Classes, f. To approve by absolute majority vote appoint-
and from the Graduate students. ments of the Presidel1t to the positions of Student
b. Lower-Class Representatives-at-Large shall be Association Secretary,.Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Ser-
elected from the Freshman and Sophomore Classes. geant-at-Arms, and appointments of the President to
c. Each member of the Congress must have an fill the unexpired term of any members of the Con-
gress who are unable to complete their term of office.
overall minimum grade index of at least 1.0 as de-
~. To approve by an absolute majority vote the
termined by the registrar's office.
d. No individual shall be elected to more than appolOtment of the Election Committee and all other
committees as may be deemed necessary.
one position at a time in the Association Congress.
h. To approve by majority vote election rules
Section 3 and procedures as adopted by the Election Committee.
The Association Congress shall be vested with the . i. To take action, adopt resolutions, enact legisla-
following powers : tIOn; and to deal with all matters affecting the wel-
a. To adopt its own rules of procedure. fare of the Student Association.
b. To expel by absolute majority vote any mem- j. To select and invite a faculty member to be
ber of the Congress, with the exce~tion of. the A~so the Faculty Advisor to the Congress.
ciation Officers whom it deems gUIlty of lliegal, un- k. To enact such legislation as may be deemed
moral, or irascible conduct violative of the best in- necessary and proper to carry out the foregoing powers.
terest of the Association, and to adopt by an absolute
Section 4 Section 2
The Student Congress shall meet at least on 7 eache T he President of the Student Association shall have
week, except during examin.ations, o.r on Umverslty the following minimum qualifications:
holidays; and in such speCIal meetings as may be a. Shall have completed a minimum of 73 se-
called by the President, or as shall. be called by passage mester hours at the time of the Spring Elections or
of a resolution in a regular sesSIOn of the Congress if elected at the Fall Elections shall have completed
itself. 84 semester hours.
b. Shall have attained an overall grade point in-
A quorum, necessary to transact business, .shall con- dex of at least 1.S as determined by the Registrar's
sist of two-thirds of the total membership of the O ffice.
c. Shall have been a student of Texas Christian
University for at least one semester prior to becoming
Section 6 a candidate for President.
An absolute majority vote shall mean a majority
of the total membership of the Congress.
The President shall be charged with the following
powers and duties :
Article IV a. Shall be a voting member of the Congress.
Section 1 b. Shall preside over all regular and called meet-
a. The executive officers of this ~ss.ociation sl:all ings of the Congress.
be the President of the Student ASSOCIatIOn, the V lCe- c. Shall nominate qualified individuals for the
President of the Association, the Secretar? and th.e position of Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, Ser-
Treasurer of the Association, and such assistant offi- geant-at-Arms, and such committees as may be estab-
cers as the Congress may appoint or select. lished by Congress, and subject to the approval of an
b. The President, Vice-President, permanent com- absolute majority of the Congress.
mittee chairmen, and the Preside.nts of the classes shall d. Shall fill vacancies on the Student Congress,
constitute the Executive Committee. subject to the approval of an absolute majority of the
Congress. This provision shall not be construed to
. . b. Shall be the official correspondent of the Asso-
apply to the Association President or Vice-President. CIatIOn.
e. Shall have the power to call the Congress into
Special Session. c. Shall be eligible to receive a salary.
f. Shall be eligible to receive a salary not to d. Shall be subject to dismissal by an absolute
exceed $25 a month. majority vote of the Congress.
e. Shall be a non-voting member of the Con-
Section 4 gress.
a. The Vice-President shall have completed a
minimum of 44 semester hours at the time of the Section 6
Spring Elections or if elected at the Fall Elections The Treasurer of the Association shall be appointed
shall have completed 54 semester hours, and have all by the President subject to the approval of the Con-
other requirements the same as for President. gress. The Treasurer shall have the following powers
b. Shall serve as Executive Committee chairman. and duties:
c. Shall assume, the office of President in the a. To keep an accurate account of the Associa-
event of death, withdrawal from school, or inability tion Fund, and to report the status of the fund to the
of the President to serve the term, and shall serve the Congress at each regular meeting.
remainder of the unexpired term with full powers as . b. Shall be empowered to sign checks Counter-
President under the provisions of Section 3, above. SIgned by the President upon the direction of the
Section 5 Congress.
The Secretary of the Student Body Association shall c. Shall be bonded.
be appointed by the President subject to the approval d. Shall be eligible to receive a salary.
of the Congress. The Secretary shall have the follow- e. Shall be subject to dismissal by an absolute
ing powers and duties: majority vote of the Congress.
a. To keep minutes of all regular and called meet- . f. Shall be the chairman of the Budget Com-
ings of the Congress, to keep an accurate file of all mIttee.
such minutes and other records of the Student Asso-
g. Shall submit, not later than the third Con-
gress meeting of each semester, a detailed budget for
the semester as drawn up by the Budget Committee. before being presented. The Judges shall be selected
No expenditures may be authorized nor debts in- not later than the second meeting of the Fall Con-
curred after the third meeting of each semester until gress. The candidate receiving the most votes shall
the budget has been submitted and approved by the be chief justice.
Congress. Section 4
h. Shall be a non-voting member of Congress. Members of the Court shall have completed at least
4~ hours of academic credit (not counting P. E.)
wIth a 2.0 grade point index. Members shall have
The Executive Committee of the Association as
attended T. C. U. for two preceding semesters.
provided for in Section I-b shall have the following
powers and duties: Section 5
a. Shall meet at least once a month. Cases may be tried only with a full court present.
b. Shall act in an administrative and advisory Three members of the court must agree in order to
capacity in coordinating executive functions. obtain a decision, and each judge shall vote on each
The court shall have the following powers:
The final judicial authority shall be vested in the a. To judge the constitutionality and legality of
all acts of the Student Association, the Student Con-
Student Association Court.
gress, and the Officers of the Student Association if
Section 2 these acts are questioned by a member of the Stud~nt
The court shall consist of five judges. Association.
Section 3 b. To conduct impeachment trials of Student
The President of the Student Association shall pre- Association and Class Officers. Conviction shall con-
sent ten names to the Congress which shall elect five. sist of the affirmative vote of four judges.
The ten presented must have been notified and must c. To be the final authority in Association elec-
have indicated their willingness to accept if elected, tions, their legality and procedures.
Section 7 Section 3
The terms of office of members of the court shall The remaining seventy per cent of the Association
be from the time elected until the end of the current Fund ~hall be placed in the regular account of the
school year in which elected. Association and shall be expended according to the
direcr i(1n of the Association Congress, subject to the
Article VI [01l0\v"111g provisions:
In accordance with the policy of the University, a. A separate estimate of receipts and expendi-
students may be named to such committees of the tures shall be submitted during the semester for each
Administration as the Association may be invited to event in which the expenditure of funds were antici-
name. Such committee members shall be selected in pated. This estimate shall be detailed and shall be
such procedure as may be agreed upon by the Asso· considered and must be approved by the Congress,
ciation Congress and the Administration of the Uni- before funds may be disbursed. Expenditure or appro-
versity. priation of funds to meet obligations not previously
approved and budgeted shall be expressly forbidden.
Article VII b. All expenditures of the Association shall be
Section 1 paid by check, signed by the Treasurer and counter-
Each member of the Student Association of the signed by the President.
University shall pay a Student Association Fee of c. The Student Congress shall be empowered to
$1.00 per semester during his/ her enrollment. establish a petty cash fund not to exceed $25.00 per
semester, and to be used for such routine incidentals
Section 2 as may occur in the operation of the Student Associa-
Thirty per cent of the Association Fund shall an- tion office, etc., provided that such a fund is provided
nually be placed in a special fund to be known as in the Budget for the semester.
"The Permanent Improvement Fund." This fund shall
be disbursed only for tangible items which add to the
permanent improvement of the property of the Asso- Article VIII
ciation, or the University, and shall be of such a Section 1
nature as to be used by succeeding Associations. a. The annual Spring Elections shall be held not
later than the last week of April nor earlier than the for elections shall be drafted by the Election Com-
second week in April, at which time the President, m ittee, approved by the Congress, and made generally
the Vice-President, and the members of Congress, not available to all members of the Association prior to
including Freshman Representatives and Lower Class the election.
Representatives, shall take office at the beginning of
the following fall semester. Those so elected. shall Section 4
have full power to act until the Freshman Repre- All elections of the Association shall be by Secret
sentative and Lower Class Representatives are elected. Ballot.
b. The annual Fall Election shall be held not Section 5
later than the third week of the semester at which A candidate may be elected to office if he is un-
time the Freshman Representatives, Lower Class Rep- opposed in his particular race.
resentatives, and class presidents shall be elected, and
any vacancies in the previously elected Congress shall Section 6
be filled. Congress shall provide at the last meeting of the
Section 2 Spring Semester an Election Committee to hold elec-
tions for the Summer Congress.
A simple majority of the vote cast in the election
shall be necessary to elect the President, Vice-Presi-
dent, and Class Officers. In the event that no one re-
ceives a majority in these races, a run-off between the Section 1
two receiving the most votes shall be held to deter- Election of the Presidents of the four classes shall
mine the officer elected. Members of the Congress be provided for by the Election Committee at the
shall be elected on a plurality basis. annual fall election.
Section 3 Section 2
An Election Committee shall be named annually Editors of publications shall be selected in accord-
by the President with the absolute majority approval ance with terms of agreement reached between the
of the Congress at the first meeting of the fall Con- Association Congress and the Publications Committee
gress and shall serve throughout the school year. Rules of the University.
Section 3 ceedings against any of the Association officers by the
The Congress shall be empowered to hire a dance submission of a petition signed by not less than 10 .
manager and such assistants as may be deemed neces- per cent of the members of the Association. Recall
sary. proceedings may be initiated against Class Officers,
Section 4 Class Rep.re~entatives, and Representatives-at-Large by
the submission of a petition signed by not less than
Cheer Leaders shall be elected by the Association
10 per cent of the Association comprising the group
in such a manner, and by such procedures as may be
who were originally eligible to vote in the election of
deemed advisable by the Congress.
the . ~fficer or representative. Upon receipt of a re~all
petitIOn by the Congress, the officer or representative
Article X concerned shall either resign, or shall stand for re-
Section 1 election against any qualified person who may file
Members of the Association may initiate any pro- for snch office.
posed new policy, law or amendment by a petition Section 4
signed by , 10 per cent of the members of the Asso-
ciation. If the proposal is not adopted by the Con- Referendum or recall elections demanded by peti-
gress, the Election Committee shall pro~ide for a tion or act of the Congress by 2/ 3 vote, shall be
referendum election on the proposal, a simple ma- held within fifteen (15) days after receipt of the
jority therein sufficing for adoption. petition, or after resolution by the Congress calling
for such election.
Members of this Association may call for a refer-
endum upon bills passed, or under consideration by Article XI
the Congress, by submission of a petition signed by Section 1
not less than 10 per cent of the members of the Asso- Amendment of any or all sections or articles of this
ciation. Constitution may be proposed by a resolution adopted
Section 3 by a 2/ 3 vote of the Student Congress, or by student
Members of the Association may initiate recall pro- initiative, as provided for in Article X, Section 1.
Section 2 Section 2
Upon proper proposal of a constitutional amend-
ment, it shall be the duty of the Election Committee . This Constitution supercedes all previous Constitu-
to provide, within fifteen days (excluding holidays), tions of the Student Body of Texas Christian Uni-
for the necessary election to determine the will of
the Association thereon. Section 3
Section 3 .
All terms of office as provl'ded b Y t h e prevIOus
Constitution shall be completed.
A proposed amendment shall be adopted and shall
become an effective part of this constitution, replac- Section 4
ing all inconsistent provisions, upon approval of a
simple majority of votes cast by members of the . All statutes passed under the previous Constitu-
Association. tIOn shall remain in full force and effect until duly
changed or repealed by the Congress or unless con-
trary to this Constitution.
This Constitution shall become operative when ap-
proved by a simple majority of the members of the
Association voting, provided that such majority shall
equal at least 30 per cent of the voters in the last
election of a Student Association President in the Fall.
In the event that this Constitution should be adopted
in a spring semester, the first Spring Election may
be held as provided for in Article VIII, Sectionl.
Such election shall be presided over by the duly ap-
pointed committee of the last elected councilor
congress under the previous Constitution.
Waits Hall Foster Hall
1st floor: 320 1st floor: 222
2d floor, west: 321 2d floo;'-west: 223
2d floor, east: 355 2d floor, east : 262
3d floor, west : 322 3d floor, west: 224
3d floor, east: 356 3d floor, east: 263
Jarvis Hall Clark Hall
1st floor: 317 1st floor: 208
2d floor: 318 2d floor: 259
3d floor: 319 3d floor: 258
Goode Hall Tom Brown Hall
1st floor: 236 Section "A": 237
2d floor : 257 Section "B": 238
3d floor: 256 Section "C': 239
" Y": 206