The Collegian (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 14, Ed. 1, Friday, January 12, 1940 Page: 1 of 4
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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION. OF THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF DANIEL BAKER COLLEGE
BROWN WOOD TEXAS FRIDAY JANUARY 12 1940
From The Bell Tower
The story of the fall ttrm of
1939 and 1940 is nearlng Its finish
and there are only two more
weeks until exams begin. Two
more weeks in which to complete
term projects write term themes
and review our courses. This
short time will fly like the wind
and in no time we will be cram-
ming for exams. We will leave
them by the wayside one by one
and before we know it we will
be into the spring term. After a
brief holiday we will find our-
selves looking forward to Easter.
And so it goes on and on.
These exams will be the last
for most of the seniors. No more
cramming until after midnight the
day before drinking coffee to
keep awake comparing notes do-
ing last minute research walking
the floor biting finger nails etc.
The rest will be having the same
trouble as before and the seniors
for the first time will really begin
to feel their superiority.
Needless to say these last weeks
will require every student to walk
the straight and narrow . path.
Cuts must be watched extra care-
fully and dally grades must be
kept up. During reviews at-
tendance and attention in class
will be the . salvation of many of
to we give you . . . work! Make
the best of this final fall term.
We oannot help but say some-
thing about the $10400 Christmas
gift If someone who had only
recently heard about Daniel Baker
College for the first time put so
much faith into it how could we
ever doubt the fact of Baker's
superiority and worthiness of our
work and time in supporting her.
If a stranger to the college can
give so much for her benefit what
can we the students do to show
our appreciation and how much
we believe In her?
To show this we must be loyal.
This not only includes our giving
sums of money (which most of us
are unable to do) but also boosting
our college in every little way pos-
sible in talking to townspeople
or people from other towns in
greeting freshmen and in creat-
ing as much spirit among the
other students and ex-students as
possible. Loyalty includes a big
field. It also means that we will
do our best to keep the stand-
ards of Baker high. We will not
conduct our private lives in such
a manner as to bring shame up-
on the sage and wisdom of our
institution if we are loyal. We
will not lower our scholastic
standards by cheating or cutting
classes and then lying out of it
if we are loyal. We will stand be-
hind our various athletic sports
until the very end if we are
loyal. We will back our faculty
and administrators if we are
loyal; they represent the stand-
ards upon which Daniel Baker was
built. We are letting our school
down when we fail to respect
those in authority.
No it Is true; we may not be
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The Library club met Monday
afternoon. Two new pictures of
Presidents of Daniel Baker Col-
lege were hung In the President's
corner of the Library. Those presi-
dents whose pictures are now in
the Library are Dr. McClelland
Dr. Chandler Dr. Junkin Dr. Da-
vis and Dr. Hart. An effort will
be made during the year to have
pictures of the other presidents
of the college made for the Li-
brary. One of the alms of the Library
club this year is to stimulate In-
terest in outside reading of books.
For this purpose they have started
a small "Brownsing Library"
placed In the case formerly used
for Museum relics. All students
art urged to read some of these
Air Training Students Studq Details
and Requirements of CAA Courses
"7 Z Z T Insurance Contests and
Austin Ave. Church Benefits Discussed
The College class of the Austin
Avenue Presbyterian church will
present a magic program next
Monday night January 15 at the
Daniel Baker Auditorium. The
show will begin at 8 o'clock and
the admission will be ten cents for
Magical tricks will be perform-
ed by Rev. David Johnson pastor
of the church. He will also expose
various feats of magic which baf-
fle audiences all over the world.
Other numbers on the program
will be offered by the Rhythm
Wranglers Hill 'Billie swing or-
chestra composed of Percy Owenj"
Berlie Fallon and Wayne Guthrie.
This orchestra is always a favorite
of Daniel Baker audiences.
Tickets are on sale by these
members of the college class in
Daniel Baker: . Margaret Oxford
Helen Harbour Floyd Grady Es-
ther Tell Richard Dailey and
Cora Jacque Taylor.
The advertising - is in charge
of William Orton president of the
organization Richard Dailey and
Elect New Officers
The Christian Students met
Tuesday night ' January 9 in an
important business session. Of-
ficers' for the second semester
were elected as follows: President'
Cora Fowles vice-president; Jan
Owen; secretary Pat McClendon;
treasurer Hazel Lewis.
It was decided that the council
would be elected once each semes-.
ter. Council members from the.
churches .present . were chosen.
They are: Presbyterian Joe Owen;
Christian ImogenV Farrla; ' Meth-
odist Ola Faye Trammel!. Rep-
resentatives from the other de-
nominations will be chosen at the
The time of meeting has been
changed to 7:15. Since this time
should not conflict with any other
meetings on' the campus it Is
hoped that a larger number of stu-
dents will attend in the-future.
CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS TELL INTERESTING STORIES
It is of ten -wondered .by the stu-
dents of Daniel Baker College just
how some of the various objects
which meet our eyes each day .
came to be. Each bit of land-
scaping rock walls benches and
other Improvements has an indi-
vidual story to tell about how it
was added to -our campus and
buildings. Each object was re-
garded at the time of its addition
as the news of the day and even
though regarded as humble by
many of us now at 'their respec-
tive times the improvements were
hailed as wonderful . . . And they
One of the first improvements
was the planning of a half-moon
walk whose center was to have
been at the front porch of the ad-
ministration building. This feat
was the present of the class of
1904 (a big class we find twelve
graduates) and the walk was laid
by the boys of the class and made
of flat rocks. Unfortunately this
walk was only half completed
it still ends in front of the stops;
the 1940's hoped that a . later
class would finish the. job. ..Space
in the planting of the trees was
left for this purposes But as yet
there has. been no completion of-
this sidewalk. Dean McClelland
was a member of 'this class; '
About 1925 Mr. MoWheeney
As the air training course gets
underway the students give more
thought to many details and re-
quirements which govern them
under the Civil Aeronautics Au-
thority. This organization re-
quires each college or university
to" purchase personal accident In-
surance on each student enrolled.
A $3000 policy will cover death
or dismemberment and a $500 re-
imbursement of medical expenses
must.be made. This policy will
cover theTftudent while he is un-
dergoing flight or ground instruc-
tion or when he is enroute thereto
or therefrom. This will also in-
clude all accidents at the airport
in the ground school classes and
going thereto and therefrom.
Exclusions consist of (1) all CAA
.rules must be complied with (2)
Flying must be in CAA approved
planes and under CAA especially
rated instructive pilots. The pol-
icy is automatically' terminated
on completion of the course or by
the student's dismissal from the
' The Civil Aeronautic Authority
requires that the college or uni-
versity secure from each student
enrolled a release of all liability
by his parents or guardians.
An aviation essay contest has
been announced by the National
Intercollegiate Flying Club of
Washington D. C. Prizes of $800
$150 and $50 willl be awarded to
the three best essays on "The
Cultural Value of Flying." The
contestants are limited ' to the
holders of student certificates.
' The theme of the essay is to be
interpreted as meaning the cul-
tural value of flying to the in-
dividual: and civilization in gen-
eral. . Closing date for the con-
test is February 1 1940.
Professor. J. B. Menlo HoUoway
teacher of the ground... work in
Daniel Baker announces the basic
divisions of his part of the course
in the Vocational flight training
program.-' They are: Civil Air
Regulations (12 class hours);
Navigation (15 hours); Meteorol-
ogy (15 hours); Parachutes (one
hour) ;. Aircraft and the Theory of
Flight (15. hours); Engines (5
class hours); Instruments (5 class
hours); Radios Uses' and Forms
(2 class hours).
presented to Daniel Baker a col-
lection of objects depicting the
early history of Texas. This coir
lection consists of arrowheads
shoes rocks and many of those
things which are now In the mu-
seum cases of the Fine Arts build-
ing. The museum cases were
added soon after- 1980 by the
..Alumni Association of Daniel
Baker. Mrs. J. L; Cross was pres-
ident of the organization when the
cases were presented.
In the twenties the Alumni As-
sociation also presented to the
college fine new cork linoleum for
covering- of the stairway and the
halls of the administration build-
ing. It was a marvelous improve-
ment at the time. New floors
have been put down since.
The Daniel Baker Auxiliary has
been most helpful in landscaping
the grounds about the dormitory
and the rooms of the dormitory
itself.- The Ladles Auxiliary has
planted many trees on our. cam-
pus and they were also instru-
mental In the building of all the
sidewalks about the college. This
past year the foyer and lower
floor rooms were re-decorated and
general painting and varnishing
Several years ago Mp. Ichroe-
der local florist presented the old
white stone bench which was re
The Pep Squad
To Elect "Smile
The Sophomore Class presented
the students' day program in
chapel Wednesday morning Jan-
uary 10. Joe Redden president
of the class acted as announcer.
The first number was presented
by a vocal quartet composed of
Jan and Percy Owen Julia Mc-
Clendon and .Doris Blair. "Bel
Meir Blst Du Shoen" and "Hand
Me Down My Walking Cane"
sung barber shop. harmony style
Fred Watkins solo pianist play-
ed"Scatterbraln" "Twelfth Street
Rag" and an encore "South of the
A trio composed of Julia Mc-
Clendon Mary McClelland and
Doris Blair sang "God Bless
America" for the- next number
and then "I've. Been Working on
the Railroad" accompanied on the
bass fiddle by Percy Owen.
The last two numbers were pre-
sented by the quartet which of-
fered "Joseph Joseph" and "Blue
Skies" as the program ended. -.
Wranglers And Trio
The Daniel Baker Rhythm
Wranglers will give : a program
Friday night January 12 at the
Zephyr high school .auditorium at
7:80 o'clock. The program' will
be sponsored by the Zephyr PTA.
-. There will . be forty. . numbers
played in. the course of the even-
ing's entertainment' four of which
will be played by Percy Owen 'on'
the musical saw accompanied by-
Berlie Fallon on: the guitar.
A girl's vocal trio composed of
Doris Blair Billie-Keeler and Pa-
trlcia Noble will also give several
All Daniel Baker students are
cordially invited and will be ad-'
mitted on. the student ticket
amounting to ten cents.
moved last year from the corner
lawn at Coggln and Austin streets.
It was literally "sat to pieces" by
Daniel Baker students over a pe-
riod of many years.
In the Brownwood Bulletin of
June 7 1930 we find this article:
"The graduates of Daniel Baker
College .twenty-one -of.. them to-
day formally presented a flag pole
and flag to the college. After the
graduation exercises in the chapel
building the observers adjourned
to the campus grounds where Wei-
don Chamber president of the
student body dedicated the gift
as a final present to the instltu-
tlon from the
e Class of 1980."
SI1 2" of pole8
This was one
and flags we have
In 1939 two additions were made
by clubs. The SOS Society do-
nated a rock wall built on the
other side of the Fine Arts build-
ng to prevent washing away of
curt on mat lawn racing Avenue
O. The Coggln Society donated
a brick seat which is on the. lawn
facing Austin Avenue.
So it is evident that many of
these improvements which we take
for granted served a special pur-
pose in the - development of- our
college. Each new object on the
campus or in the hails Is another
part of the tradition of the stu-
dents of Daniel Baker college.
Girl of 1940"
Fowles English Lewis
.The Pep. Squad is. sponsoring a
contest in which the Smile Girl
of 1940 In Daniel Baker College
will be elected. The girl who wins
this honor in Daniel Baker will
be entered in a state-wide con.
test. Every girl who Is entered
in these finals will receive a oon-
solation prize. A grand prise of
1150 in cash or a trip to New
York will be awarded.
Those who were nominated Ifl
their respective classes in the first
preliminaries of . Wednesday Jan-
uary 10 are: Cora Fowles sen-
ior; Dardanelle English junior;
Hazel Lewis sophomore and Ruth
The Pep Squad will charge one
cent a vote when the final elec-
- tions in Daniel Baker are held
some time next .week The per-
son receiving the largest number
of votes will be the winner. There
will be no run-offs.
The winner of .the Daniel Baker
election will receive a full-page
photograph In The Trail accord-
ing to Sybil Wiginton co-editor.
The Pep Squad will use the
money raised by this election to
help pay for their new uniforms
which were bought this year. Eve-
lyn McDanlel leader of the Pep
- Squad urges evry student to
support his candidate in the full-
est way possible sis these suits
-must be paid for.
. State winners of the Smile Girl
.of 1040 contest will be announced
about the middle' of the spring
..term.: All students are asked to
watch the bulletin board for. the
time the election will be held in
Beta Epsilon Frat
The Beta Epsilon held its usual
weekly meeting last Tuesday Jan-
uary 10 in the club rooms of the
fraternity' and discussed several
important projects the club has
been working on the past few
One' of the main points of the
old business was. the resuming of
the club' constitution in regard
to a new project now under way.
It was stated by President Roy
. Owen that the Constitution would
always provide' a means of guid-
ance in any project that the club
- Some. of these projects which
at present cannot be announced
will be made public in the near
Members attending the meeting
.besides the President were:
. George McBrayer Bill Brool-
over Jimmy Moore Ed Caernal
' Billy Lyle' Joe .Beckham' Tommy
Thompson Leaird. Meadows and
Joe McDonough. t
Prof. McKay sponsor of the or-
ganization ' was not present
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Mrs. Harry baker
Mrs. Harry Baker the former
Edith Kimmons was honored with
a miscellaneous shower by the
. SOS Society .of which Mfrs. Baker
is a member Tuesday night Jan-
uary 9 at the home of LUlybud
Denman 1817 Avenue D.
.. Following the regular business
meeting the basket of gifts was
given to the bride as a surprise.
Appropriate bridal games followed
the opening of the gifts. Marjorie
Conway June Baker and Vivian
Clendenin were awarded prises.
Individual . miniature wedding
cakes were served to the honoree
and other members of the club.
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The Collegian (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 14, Ed. 1, Friday, January 12, 1940, newspaper, January 12, 1940; Brownwood, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth100228/m1/1/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Howard Payne University Library.