The Collegian (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 12, Ed. 1, Wednesday, May 6, 1925 Page: 1 of 4
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Invitation and Announcement Number
DANIEL BAKER COLLEGE
CLASS '25 BREAKS RECORD
Thirty-five fars ago when Brown-
Wood was only n siniill front lor town
n little group of devoted Cltrlstlan
uien anil women conceived the Idea of
building a Presbyterian College In
Central-West Texas. The leading spi-
rit of the movement was the Into
Brulnard Taylor McCMIuml. I). I).
our former townsman pastor ami col-
Almost without funds hut with an
ahundunre of fnltli these pioneer ex-
ponent of Christian education found-
ed Daniel linker College in Drown-
wood Tcxus in I UNO und raised as
a monument to (2nd the beautiful
toue walls of the present Adminis-
tration building. Or. MrClellund was
chosen the first president and In the
full of IRftf' the college opened Its
doors for the first terms work. Stu-
dents came find the college prosper-
ed. Immediately there hegan to grow
a love and reverence for the Institu-
tion und the famous "Daniel linker
Spirit" was enrly Installed into the
hearts of ewry student.
DANIEL IIAKER run
The college received Its name
honor of the Reverned Daniel linker
an early Presbyterian missionary
known as the "Father of Texas Pres-
bytrriauUra" Duniel (taker wiih n nu-
trV of Georgia where he held im-
portant pastorates In Savannah and
other cities. In 1840 he came to Tex-
as juit freed from Mexican tyranny
and devoted his life to missionary
work In the new -republic lie died
and was buried in Austin Texas In
OrlgtHully Daniel Maker College
was owned and controlled by the
Northern Presbyterian church but in
1902 after twelve years of varying
fortune nnd financial difficulties it
was transferred to the Synod of Tex-
as the ruling body of I he Southern
Presby'te'rlan Church. Following Dr.
McClrlluiid' death In 1001 Rev. K.
D. Brown wus elected president. Oth-
ers wh oheld that office are given in
the. order of their service i
Dr. S. K. Chandler IDA I to 1008.
A. H. P. McCurdy 1008 to 1000.
Tlnsley P. Junklii 1900 to 1914.
Albert P.. Porter Acting President
1814 to 1915.
William W. Hnndurant 1015 to
flnnuley P. Juukln 1018 to 1018.
Thomas H. Hart Acting President
101S to 1010.
French W. Thompson 1010 to 1021.
Dr. S. K. Chandler! 1921 to .
jiiK ham coaaiN.
HVILDINO SITE DONATED
At the time of Its Incaptlon it was
first proposed to build the college on
u large tract of land lying between
Center ami Flsk Avenues and the
foundation was actually laid when It
became known that the Baptists of
Texas were contemplating using an
adjacent lite for the erectiou of How-
ard Payne College. Relieving that II
woulif lie hettef for the two' Institu-
tions to lie further separated Mr.
Hum Coggln offered to give the Pres-
byterlun fourteen acre of laud for
".campus Jf they would move' to the
south aide of town. His proposition
wai' dnajly accepted and the first
building became known as the Coggln
The lft included n brick building
now used a the Science Ilullding but
formerly known aa tlie Hoys' dormi-
tory and Is one of the town' old land
'maVW "Built In 1880 It was called
'Capita Academy and .was later the
fffet attwolfln what la now Coggln
'JffJJII.jff Af 2vT U1BTORY.
')fm modern ateam heated
hrkdrJormHtry for girls was erected.
;iWfMttw1ftf year Daniel Baker wai
'rrgopdjii by the Mate Department
f'EfjjmltM and a CUw A (mtUu-
ml 'wjki-kmm a member of the
&M iMcietW.l Texas Inter-
Cl)aV-AtUetl Auwlatlom Texaa
.gf:ifMAMeatloa and the
ttiai'iPfii h larttlatlea
AND ITS FUTURE
Daniel Maker entered upon a period
of great prosper!'' Hiid continued to
grow until the World War cut down
Its student body until It was less than
one hundred. After the war finan
cial conditions were had and the cnN
lege was In n bad way. With the re
turn of Dr. Chandler conditions he-
gan to Improve and the enrollment to
Increase until during the past three
years the attendance record has been
broken during each succeeding ses-
sion. 77;; mams request.
When Sam It. Coggln life long
friend and supporter of Duniel linker
passed to his reward be becpienthed
the hulk of his estate to Daniel linker.
From bis estate the present beautiful
Coggln Memorial Hall was built in
1921 at the cost of about MM 000. The
larger part of his estate which in-
cluded the Coggln ranch was sold re-
cently at an amount around .'i:t10Hi
with about ijai.OOO yet unliquidated.
This sum goes to the permanent en-
dowment fund of the college and is
the first substantial endowment tiie
college has cwr possessed.
PRESR YTERIAN FUND.
In 1924 the Texas Presbyterians In
stituted n great campaign in which
1300000 was raised fur their Texas
institutions. Of thsi fund something
like AIOOKK) comes to Daniel linker.
About $100000 goes to liquidating all
outstanding debts; another $100000
goes to the endowment fund which
w ill glw the college around $100000 j
and the other' 100000 goes to build
ing mid Improvements. The present
buildings will be remodeled and a
boys dormitory and gymnasium will
he built In the next year or so.
The prospects for the future are
the brightest In the history of the In-
stitution. With two new buildings in
view to add to the present four with
a liberal endowment and equipment
witli an increasing number of students
and higher standards of work Duniel
Baker College faces the brightest
prospects of any small college In
Beginning In the fall the Semester
system will take the place of the old
system of three terms and will add
mulerlally to the stundard now held.
The dropping of the Academy n year
or two ago wus also a forward step
although It deprives us of u source
of students. New courses will be of-
fered next year as was the case this
From the very first Daniel Baker
College bus held a very prominent
place In the social life of Brownwond
and its athletics and activities en-
joyed un enviable reputation through-
out the state. Among the early stu-
dents werei Tiros. II. Hurt Hervey
Mayes Kdgar L. Story Misses Susie
Coggln I.lllle Halliim Bertu Story
Bess Wright I.lllle and May Jenkins i
Messrs. K. H. Janes 'and Kwlng Free-
land nptlnnaw connected with the
Southern Methodist' University of
Dallas and many others prominent In
Brownwood's and Texas' social and
Industrial life today
As will be noted on other pages of
this Jssue there are a great variety
of activities which are conducted by
the students of Daniel Baker College
and among which every student can
find some work.
THE "INVWCiniKB" " .
AND OTHER 4TBLKTIC8.
In the years 1000 and 1002 the
Daniel Baker football team became so
famous and so pronounced was their
success that they were pwbbed the
"Invlnclbles." Among these stars ware
Kd Magee Dallas Scarborough E. P
(CONTINUED ON PAOl FOyi.)
The commencement program of the
Brownwond High School starts May
17lh at Soldiers' and Sailors' Mem-
orial Hall with the delivery ot tin
baccalaureate .sermon by Dr. W. P.
Wilks of the First Baptls" church of
The commencement address will be
delivered the evening of May 22 at
the same place' by Dr. W. It. Horn-
burg of the Coggln Av.-mii' Baptist
church. On the same een!iig follow
ing the commencement mldrcs the
graduating class which will number
about 1UII will recehe their diplomas
at the hnnds of Miss Carri" Rcaws
former county school sup'-riutimlciil
of Brown county. The entire com-
mencement program has not h'-cn com
pleted according to a statement made
by Superintendent (!. W. IMge and
there are nolle a iiumhe' of interest-
ing feitures lo be added. Those in
charge ot the program intend to make
It one of III' best eer staged in tin-
liUtoij of education so far u the
schools of Browuwoiid arc concerned
In this par of the ci lit ! west.
EOT SIGNS FOR
SUMMER CONCERT TOUR
Paul Kllngstedt director voice here
lias recently signed a ten weeks con-
cert with an eastern clmtnun.ua com-
pany. He will spend his ten weeks
In a tour over many of th-J North-
western and Central states. Mr.
Kllngstedt before coming t'i Daniel
Baker spent six or seven )ern In
concert work. Many companies have
endeavored to secure his service? for
the lust few months but he says thai
it Is Just for ten weeks hi cause "lie's
coming to Daniel Baker again next
The Senior Class Annual The Trail
Is no wdue and unless It has arrived
since this goes to press it will be here
in the next day or two. Make ar-
rangements' with Manager Tuber for
your copy. .
You aire cordially invited to attend the annual enter-
tainment given by the student body of Daniel Baker College
on the night of Friday. May 8 to be held at Daniel Baker
College. We guarantee you a very interesting ' program
and entertainment and ask your prepense to make die affair
BROWNWOOD TEXAS MAY 6 1925
Fift jPiretbyteriui Church
LODOES IN PAGEANT
AT CISCO FRIDAY
PRIXfE WALTER AMD PRIXCE8S
MARY HELEN ATTEND
ROYAL AFFAIRS FROM
The most elaborate and gorgeous
even staged in Cisco went over as a
wonderful success Friday night when
Her Itoyal Highness Cleo of the
House of Stripger was crowned
Queen of'the I.oliocs for 1025. .losiah
I (iodhcy archbishop of Cisco per-
formed the ceremony amid great
cheering and a show of regal splendor.
A crowd tint Jammed every unli-
able foot of space hi the gymnasium
and extended into the halls witnessed
Daniel Baker College was repre-
sented by Prince Valter of the house
of Taher and Princess Mary Helen
of the J louse of Itcdmoud. The prin-
cess was ever more beautiful than
Brownwond High school was repre-
sented by Prince Allan V. Davis and
Princess .luanita Wakefield.
Bishop (iodhcy was first announced
and following tlie nisiiop came me
King's Jester In the person of J 1).
Carroll who entertained the audience
by a short dance. Then came King
dairies Henry of the House of Crist
nttired in royal purple who mounted
In succession the page Kathcrlne
Moss announced the Prince and Prin
cess of Cisco the counts and coun
tesses of the various classes and or-
ganizations of the high school.
Following tlie presentation of all
the court royalty the crown bearers
brought in the crown and the queen
herself came before the throne. TJic
King escorted her before the bishop
who wtlh a I'oV well chosen words
crowned her as (jueeu of tlie 11120
At the conclusion of the program
Informal reception was tendered the
visitors and students at the Country
High schools und colleges represent-
ed were Brownwond Abilene Helton
Dublin Dothun Clyde Morau han-
ger Kastland Simmons Howard
Payne Daniel Baker Randolph Mc-
Murray Draughon's National Busi-
DUEEN INTRODUCED BY
FRANK M. STRINGER President Association
The l!25 Daniel Baker Summer
School mid Mid-Texas Summer Nor
mal is expected to double all previous
records for enrollment. Year before
last with the Normal the summer
enrollment mounted to uhout equal
the regular session. Last summer'
with only the Summer school the en
rollment for college courses was ap
proximately one hundred.
From all ludlcatloons the Summer
School .and Normal this year will
break all previous records. The reg-
ular number of courses will be offer-
id in chemistry and physics us the
demand for summer work In these
courses Is large. In all other branches
lertaln courses will be offered with
others added to meet the demands.
IN TUESDAY NIGHT
Miss Mary Kelso was declared tlie
winner ocr nine other contestants
Tuesday night when the annual decla
matory contest of the PI Alpha So-
ciety of Daniel-Baker college was held
in Coggln chapel. Miss Debbie Askew
was second and Misses Pauline Adams
and Lois Tnllant tied for third hon-
ors. Other contestants Included the
Misses Inex Ramsey Ruby Kggleston
Jessie Iluy Maymee Squires Ksther
Bradsbuw and Annie Ada Fields.
The medal awarded Miss Kelso is
the gift of a former member of the
Pi Alpha society. . Koch of the con-
testants Tuesday night showed much
talent and the nudiencc was highly
pleased with (lie program. Miss Kalh-
critic Watson bead of the College
Expression department presided dur-
ing lie contest.
When a man knows that it is the
neighbors- dog that harks all night
long the neighbor's chickens that dig
up the garden tlie neighbor's wife's
extravagance that makes bis own wife
extravugaut the neighbor's car Unit Is
liner than bis ojvn tlie neighbor's Job
that Is 'belter than his the neighbor's
homely brats 'that are always marring
the countenance of his own darlings
I ask you can he be expected to love
bis neighbor as himself?
TWENTY SIX N T
RECEIVE DEGREES IN JUME
TWO STI DENTS FROM MUSIC DEPARTMENT FINISHING.
The Senior Class of '2.1 establishes
several records this year. First of nil
It is the largest class ever to finish
from Daniel Baker college having
twenty-six members and two members
in Flue Arts. Second It is remark
able In that fifteen of the twenty-six
arc men. This Is unusual hi Hint ordi-
narily the girls outnumber the men.
Third it Is remarkable for tlie ex-
cellence of its scholarship and accom
In examining a record of the ciass
seventeen are from Drowuwood two
from Blanket one from Silver Valley
one from (iutcsllle one froui Tur
nersville one from Hamilton one from
Zephyr one from De I.eon one from
Fort Worth and one from Balllnger.
Taking tlie class individually it
represents the greatest variety of tal-
ent and accomplishment et to finish
from Daniel Baker.
The Seniors finishing with a brief
rcveiw of his or her accomplishments
in college activities aret
Frank M. Stringer of II illoii B.
A. football four years ex-captain
basket ball president Student Asso-
ciation and Council ( number of Mc-
Clelland Society Y. M. C. A. (ilee
Club B Association und II. S. I..
Boanerges Muse of Brnwnwood B.
A. member Delta Kuppa Sigma tlie
Science club Y. M. C. A.
Frank Morris of Drowuwood B. A.
FIRST CAME OUT
OF FIVE CONTESTS
HILL BILLIES LEAD BUFFALO-
es irxTim Eir.iiTii innino.
Second Game Rained Out
After it looked as though tlie Dan
lei Baker Hill Billies had the game
won Cuntrell twirling for the Billies
weakened hi tlie eighth ami ninth
Innings allowing nine bits and flc
runs by the Canyon Buffaloes to win
the game li to It.
From the start Cuntrell went well
allowing only three hits and one run
until the eighth inning when the Buf-
faloes scored iwo runs' off three hits
and in the ninth Innllig when they
scored three runs off six bits to win
the mime. Most of the hits in the
ninth inning could have been fielded
by the Billy fielders hud the diamond
not been muddy and probably the
score would have been different.
Ilarrell pitching for the Buffaloes
held the Billies to six lilts a home
run two doubles and three singles.
He also bit a double and a single out
of four trips struck out live men
walked one and delivered two wild
pitches. Bivlns of the Buffs hit
double ami a single out of four trips
nud scored two runs. Johnson catch
lug for tlie Buffs hit a home run in
the ninth with one man on base.
In the eighth liming when the score
was tied Ilarrell pitching for the
Buffs got into a hot box on the sec
oud und first base line and Boone
who was on third went in home al-
though the play was wry close. It
would have been the third nut had
Boone not; succeeded in gelling over
Marvin Cuntrell 'Freshman who
gruduuted from Brownwond High
School last year Inst bis first 'game
of the entire season.
He had defeated the San Marcos
nine the Simmons Cowboys the Tar-
leton team and the Kockwood Inde-
pendents. Captrcll hit a double nnd
single out of three trips nnd scurcd
one run. He got more hits than any
other man on the Billy squad.
In the fourth Inning the- Buffs put
cross one counter when Snne singled
to short stop. Alford In recovering
the ba ton late to throw Sone out
at first overthrew the base and Sone
took second. Dixon the next mun up
' (Continued on page 4.)
president Y. M. C. A. McClelUlrtt
and Bihlcle club 1020.
Kllen Jones of Brownwood B. A.
Cogglnj Pep Squad Y. W. C. A.
Ruth Skinner of Balllnger B. A
Copgiu Choral cfub;Pcp SV&uad Col-
.Mrs. (). B. Stanley of Brownwood)
II. A.. Y. W. C. A.
N'oble W. Prentice Fort Worth B.
A Delta Knppu Sigma Editor of
Collegian Daniel Baker orchestra aftd
baud (ilee club und Quartet secre
tary 'lexas State Oratorical Associa
tion Athletic Council Debater 1W4
Walter R. Tuber Jr. 'Brownwood i
B. A. McClelland football 1923-34
manager trail president It Associa-
tion De Molay.
Frances Canon Brownwood B. A.
Coggln secretary Students Associa-
tion Students Council Y. W. C. A.
Choral club Home Economics club.
Pep Squad Class officer.
Robert Patterson De Leon B. A.
McClelland Students Council B Asso
ciation Football and Basketball CoL
leglnn staff Office assistant.
Ruby Kggleston. Brownwood B. A.
PI Alpha Y. W. C. A. Choral club.
Science club Pep Squud. .-
Clifford Carruth Blanket. B. A.
Delta Kappa Sigma Bashethatf'!. .
Captain '29 B Association viae ami-
dent Students Association .and Own?"
cil. . '
William A. Knox Brownwood B.
A. Y. M. C. A. Mcgiellnnd B Asso
ciation Football Science club.
Veda Franklin Blanket B. A.
Coggln Choral club Y. M. C. A. Pep
hquau Class officer s.
James Walker Brownwond II. 'A.
McClelland (Ilee club Science club
Y. M. C. A. assistant Science depart
M. K. Ahcruuthy! Brownwood B.
A. Brownwood Ward School Princi
pal and Junior High -Instructor.
Mrs. M. K. Ahrirnutby Brown-
wood B. A.
William It. Skipping Zephyr B.
A. Y. M. C. A. Students Council
Delta Kuppa Sigma Glee club and
Quartette Science club.
Krucst Glynn Mitchell Silver Val-
ley B. A. Delta Kappa Sigma B
Association Junior-Senior class presi
dent editor Trail '28 Y. M. C. A.
Baseball four years.
Minnie II. Wllkins Brownwood B.
A. Senior Class officer Y. W. C. A.
Coggln Choral Science Clubs Pea
Sqqad. . .
Simon Bellamy Turnersvllle B. A.
Senior Class officer Orchestra Band
Y. M. C. A. and Baseball.
Hugh Q. Blair Brownwood B. A
Delta Kappa Slgrrja Science club
Cheer Leader Glee club.
Mrs. Kuthleen Sutton Young of
Brownwood B. A. Pi Alpha Choral '
club Y. W. C. A. Pep Squad x .
McKnlght McMurray (latesvlUe B.'
A. Cheer Leader College DebtUt
and Orator (ilee Club McCleUahd
Y. M. C..A.
Mary Helen Redmond Brownwood
B. A. Coggln Football Sponsor 'St -Pep
Squail College Beauty 33 a.
Julia R. Wilkinson. Brownwood P.
A. Choral club Coggln graduate 1m
... . . . .. . .i
mime acnooi music.
Dorothy K. St. Clair Browawood
F. A. graduate In Public School Mu
As wus previously said this U the
best class In the history of the
but It is the hope that It will be Urn
poorest ranked with the future
. ATTEND CHAMBBB
The Hill Billy band had tuiadtf prep-
arations to attend but orlhe call of
the Old Gray Mare BarA of whieh a
law number of ourmulclaM ore
members the boys decided to go with
It and lend Its suoqinrMo the Browa
The TrobauVour Orchestra of wWoh
Uoyd Bastefling of Daniel Baker it
Torn Beanie r
oked for severali
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