The Collegian (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 6, Ed. 1, Monday, January 21, 1924 Page: 1 of 4
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DANIEL BAKER COLLEGE
BROWNWOOD TEXAS JANUARY 21 1924
Two Veterans of Board of Trustees
C O LL E Gi AN
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STAUNCH FRIEND IB BAKER
"; DIB SUDOENLr IN DALLAS HOME
Wm AdrhinUtrator of Co?gin Eat at; Supervised Building
of Coffin Memorial Chapel.
Judge William Polndexter widely
known Texas attorney and Democrat
ot ihe old school died suddenly Wed-
nesday evening December 12 while
Bitting at his disk In his Dallas home
Judge Polndexter had not been 111
but Tils henlth had. not been cspeclnl-
ly good for several weeks prior to his
Meath. As ho snt at his desk and dis-
cussed business matters with his wife
he suddenly collapsed.
Judge Polndexter was well known
n'ere and had many close personal
friends In this clly.. Ho married- Mis
Melissa .Coggln Smith daughter of
the late Mrs. Mattle R. Coggln a num
ber of years ago and the family wm
closely connected . .with Brownwoo-
until. Mrs. Polndexter's death ' a few
years ago. During the past six year
cur more ha .'has acted as admlnlstra
tor of the Coggln estate and business
matter connected-.with" his duties ar
administrator have' brought him t'
Brownwood frequently. ' '
'provision for -Administrator.
Jf.l said by persons closely 'Identi-
fied with the handling of the Coggln
eatate that there' will be no Interrup-
tion of the administration Mrs. Cog-
gin's will having made ample provls-
loo for--successor to Judge Poln
dexter In event of his death. Prac-
tically all the estate has oeen liqui-
dated except the Coggln ranch prop-
erty. The estate was bequeathed tr
Daniel Baker College by Mrs.' Coggln
antt Judge Polndexter has taken r
great deal of Interest In the task of
converting It Into caBh or securities
for the benefit of 'the college. He
gave his personal attention to the
construction of the Coggln Memorln'
building In (be Coggln park under th'
control of the. City of Brown wood
HI successor as 'administrator vll'
nrobably be announced within a-fev
Daniel Baker college and the City
of 'Brownwood if eel deeply Indebted
to Judge Polndexter for the palnstak-
lag. care which 'he exercised In dis-
charging Uls duties as admlnlstratoi
of the estate and for his active per-
sonal Interest In both the. college and
city. The gratitude of the College itr
officials and student body goes out
to him and bla memory'Wlll alwayr
be cherished. The sympathy of the
college Is extended-16 'the bereaved
DANIEL BIKER IS
COMING TO THE FRONT
ENROLLMENT IS ALREADY 111011
ERTHAN LAST YEAR FIFTEEN
NEW STUDENTS ENTER AT
WINTER TERM. .
For the last four years Daniel Bak-
er has been coming to the front in
the way of more students. Five years
ago the school had only fifty literary
students in school ana a goociiy por-
tion df them were In the .academy
But nbw we have 188" literary students
and all excepting four are In the col
lece departments. Last year the
school did away with the three lower
trade of the academy and at the next
meeting of the Board of Trustees
they will discuss dropping the remain
-log grade but still the attendance at
Daniel Baker grows.
Daniel Baker Is adalrig'taoro to the
college departmenta and doing away
with the academy work for now' the
hlih schools are so well equipped
that they can turn out boys and girls
ready for college work.
At the present time we have a total
enrollment of 279 in the college. Last
rear our total enrollment was 257. Jtt.
the beclnnina of tnis term fifteen new
students' enrolled for the remainder of
the year.. They are as follows i Simon
Belamr; Mildred Moore Mrs. R L.
Williams. Paul Morgan Julian Ma-
lone. Willie McCallum Clara DeBusk
Byrd Whltely Clyde Haynes Mrs.
Audrey t Germany Herbert Spence.
Gladys Plttman Annie Rider Alice
Roselle and Dorothy St. Clair.
We are now Just about the right
alse and-' with the "snappy" boys and
girls In college that we have noth-
ing la Impossible for us. Our mem-
bers are Increasing doesn't that show
that we are progressing? And with
the able leadership o-thefaculty and
the Board of Trustees we will .pro-
gress even more." Danlef Baker is
aomlag to thrfPOEt! ' "
I hereby take thla means to ask the
x-football' plhyera to stop asking me
for a match aitaaJ have- furnished
theaa with cigarette. I also wlah to
tell other friend that. I will be
at at elgarestM.frqan' thla time oh.
Traatlagnaat thf Retail cigarette
traaa will trow or that tha Daaiel
Baker aoasamera will Teases I re-
R. B. Rmvm.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
TEACHERS TO HK SELECTED FOR
NEXT SCHOOL YKAHl COLLEGE
CATALOGUE BR DISCUSSED.
On Thursday night February 7 the
Hoard of (Trustees of Daniel Baker
College will meet to select teachers
for the next school year. This meet-
ing heretofore has been held In the
Spring but In order to have near!
everything definitely settled as soon
us possible the date has been set back
o February. Studies for the differ-
orit classes will be discussed' and out-
lined Tor the next school year and It
Is likely that some new subjects will
be added to the college course.
At this meeting the Board of Trus-
tees will take up the matter of drop-
ping the academy work ' altogether
Last year they dropped the .first three
years oi acauemy woric next year they
intend to have ' nothing but college
vork In Daniel Baker. This will give
us a better rating with other colleges
and universities throughout the' Unit-
ed States and then Daniel Baker
loes not really need an academy for
Brownwood High School the main
lource of our students has one of the
lent high schools In the state.
The college catalogue will be out-
Ined and discussed at this meeting
.Ieretofore the catalogue has not
come off the press until about the last
f the Spring Term but the board ex-
sects to hae it out this year much
earlier. Thn budget for Daniel Baker
for next year will be settled at this
meeting and a general program for.
the college will be acted upon.
HILL BILLIES ARE
AWARDED LETTERS BY
The Athletic Cocncll of Daniel
Baker College met Tuesday night
December 11 and awarded letters
to fifteen members of the Hill Billy
football squad and reservfe awards tc
nine others with a managerial letter
.o Manager Martin Clary. The lettor
men will receive the very best grade
it whlto sweaters with the words
"Hill Billies diagonally across the
front while the reserves will receive
gray sweaters with a blue "Hill Billy"
head. Letter men for the season are:
Captain William Denny Henry Dyer
Irby Raymond (Pluto) Lamay Bill
Blair Burns H. Lane Louis Greene
Luther (De Leon) Haynes Walter
(Son) Taber Robert (Slatse) Patter
son Jimmy (Pee Wee) Flack Red
Smith Albert Hoffman Frank String
er and Mac Brown. Reserves for the
season are: J. D. (Hosshead) Vernon
Curtis Pointer Ed. B. Gilliam Ted
White. Fussy Bragg Gene Alford Wy
man Mclnnla William Knox and Eloe
On account of there being so many
injured men on the team this year and
the substitutes getting to nlay as
n.uch as they did all those who had
been coming out from the start of the
dfason.nnd did not make a lettor were
given reserve letters.
PLAY AT CHAPEL EVERY TUE8.
DAY MORNlNOi WANTS MORE
The College Orchestra under the
able tutelege of- Miss Catnlla Wlnslow
of the Fine Arts Department Is mak
ing very rapid strides. Miss Wlnslow
with constant work and patience has
maae sucn progress wun ner orches-
tra that It Is now considered as one
of the best 'College Orchestras In the
The orchestra plays at chapel every
Tuesday .morning and any one who
haak attended chapel on that morning
can readily see the progress that the
orchestra baa made.
Th orchestra has a very atrong
string section which consists of five
violins and a' cello. The Durwood
wind section Is to be envied: but a
few more clarinets and a fluta or pic-
olo would Improve the orchestra
very much. The greatest need of the
orchestra seems to be for a brasa aec-
Mau.' Cornets trombones and' other
horns could easily ha used and all
those playing any of those instru-
ments are requested to Join the or
Mlsa Wlnslow la to be congratulat
ed for tha progress aha haa atMe with
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Judge T. C. Wilkinson.
For thlrty-flvo years Judge T.
have served faithfully an trustees of
of the Board of Trustees continuously
T.I. A. A. TRACK MEET
THIS YEAH AT ABILENE
Abilene was selected as the locu
tion of the annual T. I. A. A. track
meet that will be held next spring ii
was announced ny A. B. Chandler of
Simmons president of the organlza-
Mon on his return from tho annunl
meeting In Dallas recently. The mem-
bers of the association will be the
gucots of Simmons and tho Abilene
Christian College the latter being ad-
mitted to the T. I. A. A. at the last
The second Friday in May is the
date set for the track meet. Tho ten-
nis tournament will be held one wool;
previous .to that time.
Thirteen colleges two of which are
In Abilene make up the membership
of the T. I. A. A. nnd all of these will
have representatives at the meet.
This Is the first time the annual event
has ever been brought to Abilene.
Present plans ' as announced by
President Chardler are for holdlnr
the affair at the West Texas Fair
Park. That is by far tho beat track
In the state and due to the almost por-
.'ect condition of the track and loca-
tion of the grand stand the meei
ahould be of the highest order that
has ever been held. The Optimist.
INC WITH '24 THAU
OFFICERS HAVE BEEN SELECT-
ED; PLAY TO BE GIVEN IN RE.
HALF OF TRAIL; BEAUTY
CONTEST NOW BEINU CAKr
Plans for the publishing of th
Trail '24 are well In hand and al-
though we have been laboring under
some difficulties we feel that they
have been more than counter-balanced
by the fact that we have neon un-
usually fortunate In the selection of a
The Editorial Department has so-'
cured the able services of Miss Mai-
vlna Skinner as Editor-in-Chief Mr.
Ed. B. Gilliam Jr. '26 as Associate
Editor Marion Gingrich '25 as Liter-
ary Editor and Miss Luella McQueen
as Editor of the Life section. As car
toonists Mr. Wm. Steward nnd Miss
Elizabeth 8tark from Brownwood
High School and Miss Ruby Eggles-
ton '26 from Daniel Baker have been
selected. Mr. Martin Clary as BuhI
ness Manager has chosen on the man-
agerial staff Mr. Glynn Mitchell 25
Miss Helen Logan '24 and MIbs Vir-
ginia Taber '26. '
A Queons' Contest undor the direct-
orship of Glynn Mitchell and Ed. fl.
Gilliam Is to be run immediately the
nominations for same being Miss Eli
zabeth Jones '24 Miss Mary Helen
Redmond '25 Lola Oden '27 and Miss
Mable Stone '27.
Miss Katherlne Watson Head of the
'Oratory Department has kindly of
fered her .assistance In staging a play
the proceeds of which will go to The
All student pictures havo been made
and both faculty and student pictures
will be In hand by next weok and the
first shipment of materials will be
made to the engraver A. Zoese and
Co. inside of another week.
All thla la presented with the view
to offering to the student body In some
degree an Idea of What la being done
toward the accomplishment of an
annual and to enlist the co-operation
of each member of the atudent body
and faculty In making The Trail '24
meat the giving her time and work
free in order that we may have one of
tha very best orchestras She only
aaka that the student body produce a
few more members to thla a-rowlna-
Mr. Brooke Smith.
C. Wilkinson und Mr. Brooke Smith
Dnnlel Baker having been members
since its organization.
JUNIOR HIGH HAS
The formnl opening exorcises of
'he now Junior High were hold the
morning of Jnnunry 11 although thr
building had already hern in use foi
i week. Superintendent of Public In
stntcllon S M. N. Mnrrs was thr
mnln speaker of the day. Dr. S. E
Chandler President of Daniel Baker
"ollegc and Dr. (lodhold Prcslden
it Howard Pay no Collego made shor
talks to tho crowd.
TIir Junior High In equipped wltl
wonderful conveniences. One of thesf
Is lockers for the students to keer
heir honks und other possessions In
Brownwood nnd the Brownwood
public schools hpvo received n grea'
'eul of publicity from the new build
tng. Almost every worth while pa-
ner in the state las carried a write-
up nt some time or another abou
Ihe new Junior High.
This Is tho third school bulldiUF
Orownwood has built In tho last five
ycaitCf-'A Senior High a Junior High
ind a ward school building all o
.vhioh speuk for themselves in regar.
to tho progrefirflveneas and forward
-leas of Hrownwood.
BROWNWOOD HIGH SENIORS
WIN SPONSOR CONTEST
The basketball sponsor contest canu
to tut eud December 21st with Mist
Marjorie Eaton Senior sponsor the
-vlmier. This contest was the first
mskbtball contest to be waged in th"
For about three weeks the classes
vorked to win tho honor of having
one of their members as sponsor of
the basketball team. This honor was
awarded to tho class selling the larg-
est amount of season tickets for bas-
ket ball games. Through the Intense
rivalry manifested by the classes a
substantial sum was realized by the
treasury of the team.
Miss Eaton the sponsor has been
attending Brownwod High for several
ears and is well known by all the
Tho Seniors having loBt the foot-
ball sponsor fight during the Fall
wont Into this contest with the de-
termination to win and win they did.
for thoy had learned th'ilr lesson.
The Daniel Baker Hill Billies will
be pilotod tbrqugh the 1924 football
season with Frank Stringer as cap-
tain. .'Stringer Is a three letter man
on the Hill. Billy team. He halls
from. Hamilton Texas where he star-
red on the Hamilton High for four
yeara. He plays tackle weighs 196
and Is one of the beat tackles la the
atate. We are looking forward to
him bringing noma aa all T. I. A A.
position aa well aa piloting bla team
to victory next aeaaoa.
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Churchf Throughout ths State Are Responding to the Call
' in a Very Enthuaiaatic Manner.
PROVES CRHT SUCCESS
OVER A THOUSAND INSTITUTION!'
TOTAL ATTENDANCE tUL .
There has recently been held In In
illnnapolls Indiana one of the grenti
est conventions of Its kind in thr
world. Over one thousand education)
it institutions of the world sent del-
egates to the Student Volunteer Con-
ference and as a result there was an
attendance of 4891 white students
124 colored from the United States
18 foreign students representing over
twenty countries arid 068 missionaries
faculty representatives and non-col'
lego delegates totaling 6.1&1 ropre
lentntlves a record only eurpassed b
last year's conference helji. at De
Moines la. with an attendance o!
Tho Students Volunteer Confer'enc
nlan originated thirty-seven year:
igo. The fathers of this idea were
rohn R. Mott and Robert "P.1 Wilder-
rho first conference'was held at Clove-
and Ohio in 1891 with 680 delegate
eprcsentlng 51 institutions. Once in
.ui.il mullein Beiieriuion mcro na?
)een held one of 'the convention
neettngs. One at 'Detroit' Cleveland
Toronto Nashville Rochester... Kan
sas City Des -Moines and Indianapolis 1
men year Bnowing a targe increase in
The purpose of the Conference s'uni-
ncd up Is this: For the discussion
-ind solving of world problems edu-
cational social and spiritual wlth'thc
ippllcatlon of Christian principles'.
The power and Immense benefit o
mch a meeting Is readily apparent
rings students the future citizens ol
ivery country into a closer relation
hip an understanding of the othe'r't
leeds and problems.
A deeper Insight Into foreign this-
ilonary work it'a needs and oppor-
.unities Is a powerful result of such
The Students Volunteer Conference
s growing. It Is growing as the need
'or such an institution grows. It Is
'jound to do an universal and power-
ful work not only for our nation but
for the world.
staged at oaniel bakeh
CLASSES SELECT CANDIDATES)
MUCH INTEREST BEING
The fact that the most beautiful
girls In the world are at Daniel Baker
has given rise to one of the most hot
ly contested beauty races that has
been witnessed by the writer in many
years. The outcome of this cdntest
will undoubtedly be of tho greatest
Interest to all: for the winner will
be without a doubt the most beauti-
ful young lady lit existence.
This race Is being staged between
the Freshmen and the upperclussmeiv.
die f roshmen having selected 4i tnpir
candidates Misses Mable Stone and
Lola Oden. The upperclassmen fav
ored Misses Mary Helen Jlediuun and
Elisabeth Jones. The unbiased opin-
ion of the writer is that the fair la-
dles whach are in the race are of. equal
beauty but no doubt there are .many
who have very decided likes and dis-
likes In the matter and of course
these look forward with a greet deo.1
of Interest to the outcome of; the cosh
test. . : .
The fine points of the 'contest were
worked out by the manager of the
Trail. Mr. Clary who chose for his as
jistautB In this undertaking Messrs.-
Oilllam and Mitchell. The aboye nqui-
ed committee has adopted the follow:
mg rules and regulations wujch will
absolutely be adhered to: . . ..
1. Two contestants shall be. elected
rtspectlvely from the Freshman class
and from the upperclasses.
2. The two contestants receiving
the highest number of votes shall
have pictures In the Trail. " ."
3. Each student having picture
made for Trail will be entitled to (If
4. Each student that buys Trail In
advance will be entitled to five hun-
dred and fifty votes. -
6. 'Votes shall be purchased at the
rate of one cent each.
The 1B23 football team of Daniel
Baker College' were hosts .to their
young lady friends and Mlsa Haifa'
Poat chaperon at a chicken fry on
Friday night at the new dam. About
a big bonfire the marrimakera gather-
ed and roasted the chickens which
were aerved with the delicious picnic
aupper. Ukelele mualo with singing
and college yells and songs wblled the
That the campaign for fund for edu-
cational Institutions now Voing ' con-
torted by. the Southern Presbyterians
'lll be brought to a successful conr
iluslnn by thr appointed date (July
'st 1924) Is Indicated by thg progress
.vhlch has nlrcndy been made toward
raising tho '$1350000 desired fot
Christian education. The manage-
nent of the campaign Is in tho hands
irnn'Annembly Committee of 'tho
Presbyterian church which has handl-
ad campaigns In a number of states
ind has In no Instance failed. to raise
the amount of money set as its goal.
The committee has Its headquarters at
10041-2 Elm Street Dallas where a
targe office' force Is kept busy send-
ing out materia) and handling .the-
many matters connected with tho
campaign. A weekly publication The
Presbyterian Viewpoint Is Issued to
'ecp the Presbyterians .of Texas in" )
formed as to the progress of their
A nuccesHful conclusion 'of the clinl-"
najgn will mean the clearing up of ;
most or the debts of the Southern'. '
.Presbyterian Colleges of Texas .arid'
will make a substantial Increase ' in
he; endowment funds of the-colleges.'.'
Institutions which will benefit frqm
tho .movement are tho Austin Thcprrig '
leal. Seminary' Austin College at '
Sherman Daniel Baker- College'"'
Southorn Presbyterian Home'' &M''.
School for .Orphans at Files ' Valley"
Texas-Mexican Industrial- Institute' at '
Klngsvllle and Texas Presbyterian"
College nt Milford besides taking' caro" '
if students in Texas Normals "A. & Jin"'"
Collego and .State University." .' '":..
Rev George Truett the' greatest;'
preacher In America and possibly 'the '.
world Is conducting a revival .'in'
Brownwood. Mr. Truett is not only.
nationally known but he is known all
over the world uud Brownwood Is ex-.
ceedlngly lucky to get such a man
there. If any of Coleman ' High
School students are In Brownwopd
while the'-meetlng Is going on they
will be greatly benefited and will find
It worth while to go and hear this man
preach. The Round-Up.
MEN'S i GLEE CLUB. . :
DANIEL RAKER'S LATEST CLUB IS
MAKING. REMAHKARLE PRO. i
GRESS UNDER' THE TUTE
LEGE OF MR. HENRY
Oh Monday night January 7 a .num-
ber of our young men met in Mr.'
Meyer's studio and organized a Men's.
Gleo Club which Is to be a' permanent .
part of the collego activities.
There Is -much good material along '
thjs line in the-college; many strong;'
lusty voices and under the 'competent .
tutelege of Mr. Meyer we expert un-
usual success from this body.
.'Tho hour for regular meeting .(Uld
practice is 'on- Monday 'evening nt .
7:00 in Mr. Meyer's studio Id tho
Coggln ' Memorial ' Hall'. Additional .-
meetings will' bo urranged as .time and '
necessity- .demand. ' This organlza-.'
lion nas nncr two regular meetings up
to tho present date and their work. Is
coming along rtldely and' very recbn)-
mendable in that remarkable progress . .
ha already been made. Perhaps'"
Bomctlmo in the near future we shall "
have-the-opportunity of 'hearing them .
make their initial appearance . befo'r.e
the; public; .. - - -
We are very proud of this organiza--tIBn.ahd
add It to our list of oritaniz'u- "
.Uons'.t)ia't;tin a. direct benefit to tlie
.wmii-Ku. puu iiiu cuiieKf'ucu vines we
tiave long -felt tho need of such a- qlub'
anil. we are .now distinctly pleased
with pur prospects ' '
PI ALPHA'S HOLD
At .the regular hour for PI Alpha "
Society Wednesday a program of un-
usual merit was given. There were
special .numbers from Eugeno Fields
which were ..especially good..' There
Is no doubt we. have plenty of talent
among bur member but let every one
do ner best to make Pi Aloha grow.
Aftor this. good program a number of
Items of business wore brought up
one pe'lng the proposal that small ?
rocking chairs be bought for the
members.. Who persist In acting like
children. ThU brought a hearty re
niver practicing lue piuy 10 on l
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th eureeks adjourned
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