The Collegian (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 15, Ed. 1, Friday, January 19, 1940 Page: 1 of 4
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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF DANIEL BAKER COLLEGE
BROWNWOOD TEXAS FRIDAY JANUARY 19 1940
Clinton Kersey DBC Air Instructor
Well Qualified for Work; Member NAA
From The Bell Tower
It seems that the new enthusl
aim in flying haa' taken the place
left by football in the achoola' in-
terest. Thoie flying students al-
though there are only ten of them
have suddenly been elevated in
the other students' opinion they
take the flying course. Of course
there are many more students
interested in air training but be-
cause of lack of funds defects in
physical health insufficient time
and countless other reasons they
When football season was over
the students were lost for some-
thing to hold first place in their
sessions. Now air training cer-
tainly fills that place to a cer-
tain extent Every college paper
headlines air course articles and
fills their pages with CAA photo-
graphs. The presence of such
courses in any college immediately
pulls it out of the depths and
elevates it to a modern progres-
sive institution. Something new!
Something interesting and a
course which is self -motivating!
Yes we do have something differ-
ent to talk about
This Is the last Issue of The
Collegian for the fall term. The
next edition will not be published
until February 9. The Collegian
has been printed this year every
week except one during Christmas
and one during the Thanksgiving
holidays since September 29 the
first issue. The staff has endeav-
ored to print the paper every
week if at all possible. With this
thought in view we have printed
from two to five more issues than
other colleges. Of course these
extra Issues have entailed added
work on the staff but we feel that
having a paper nearly every week
has justified this time. Thus a
rest is due us and will make for
an improved paper during the
At mid-term many students will
be scrambling to drop courses
take up more figure out hours
and for the seniors complete de-
gree plans. May we suggest that
you make each change only after
careful consideration and consul-
tation with Dean McClelland. On
the spur of the moment lots of
harm can be done. Especially is
this true in the case of freshmen.
Changes can act as wrenches
thrown in the whole machinery of
your college work if you are not
careful about your subjects now.
You will find yourself on the
minus end when final hours are
counted up four years from now.
You may be compelled to take up
a freshman course which you de-
clined to take or dropped at that
time; a senior taking freshman
courses gets only two-thirds credit
for the work.
So beware how hastldy you
swap courses. Whether or not
you expect or never expect to
graduate from college select your
subjects with that end in view so
you will be prepared if you change
your mind before you are a sen-
ior. Start thinking now about
what you intend to take next
We try so hard to keep our
mind (yes two of us to make one
mind) riveted on serious thoughts
... But this sudden advent of
spring wavers us from our course.
We look outside and the sun Is
shining its brightest and we find
it so bard to look at our books.
It is a shade early for spring fe-
ver but mid-winter fever would
seem incongruous. But nature
being nature plenty of disagree-
able weather may yet be our lot.
Attended Texas Tech
Curtiss Wright School
Mr. Clinton Kersey who with
his wife came to Brownwood a
few weeks ago to take charge of
the flying Instruction here cer
tainly is more than qualified to
hold the responsible position which
he holds. Mr. Kersey has the con-
tracts for both schools in Brown-
wood; he personally instructs
Daniel Baker and hires the other
instructor. He acta as the chief ''
engineer of the job while Mr.. Hall
of Howard Payne is the co-pilot.
Mr. Kersey is' a native Texan.
He attended college at Texas
Technological College at Lubbock
Texas. He received his flying in-
struction at the Curtis Wright
Flying Field formerly at Grand
Prairie. He now owns the Ker-
sey Flying Field at Fort Worth
Although not required to at-
tend the ground school classes
here Mr. Kersey finds himself
more than welcome and the stu-
dents keep him busy answering
their questions about flying. Mr.
Holloway ground instructor also
appreciates his visits as Mr. Ker-
sey acts as an adequate check on
Asserting that the new airport
in Brownwood will be sufficient
and entirely according to govern-
ment specifications Mr. Kersey
described the improvements being
made there. The runways are
being repacked and smoothed.
There is one hangar adequately
large to serve the schools and
Brownwood air traffic. . Various
other accommodations will be
added which serve to make an air
port a good one.
The government allows a max-
imum of only ten students to one
plane and one instructor. The
fewer the students the better as
the instructor can learn the tem-
peraments of his pupils and how
they will react to actual flying.
As is evident a thorough knowl-
edge of psychology is required of
every instructor. From what we
have seen of Mr. Kersey so far
we know that he does know his
business. On his coat lapel Mr.
Kersey wears a pin bearing the
letters NAA which asserts that he
is a member of the National Aero-
nautics Association. The students
of Daniel Baker welcome Mr. Ker-
sey to our institution.
The CAA students will be learn-
ing In the air within the next
two weeks according to Mr. Hol-
loway. He says that the progress
of the students has been going
along as it should in excellent
form and that he is more than
pleased with the Interest exhib-
ited in their studies by the air
The students themselves plan to
form a flying club in Qaniel Bak-
er soon which Willi create even
more interest in their work. The
first test over the ground work
wllll be given in the next two or
Also plans are in the making
for a moving picture machine to
project air pictures for more in-
tricate study of the parts and
movements of the airplane.
We were already looking over the
sun's shoulder and seeing swim-
ming holes fishing creeks thin
comfortable clothing and stoves
stored in the attic. No use to
get so. impatient. Spring will be
here . . . And soon . . . Then
many of us can come out of our
hibernating and start living again
... At any rate we will have a
good excuse for our laslness . . .
Last Saturday Eye
On Saturday night January IS
members of the AOF club met at
the. home of Kathirene Riddle.
1800 Vincent where they enjoyed
dancing forty-two dominoes
bridge and other games.
Soon after the arrival of the
members music was started and
the "jitter-bugs" took the floor.
Their music was furnished by a
record player which belongs to
Charles Covill president of the
AOF. Other members of the club
played games throughout the ev-
ening. Refreshments consisted of
sandwiches potato chips cookies
candy and punch was served by
the hostess to the following mem-
bers and their dates: Charles Co-
vin Virginia Fields; Frank Al-
ford Doris Beverly; Wayne Guth-
rie Pat McClendon; Bob Latta
Mary Florence Mathews; Frank
Latta Martha Oxford; Floyd
Grady Lillybud Denman; Wyatt
Coke Janie Conway; Richard
Dailey Cora Jacque Taylor; Bob-
by Snider Jean Dawson; Dooley
Rogers Kathirene Riddle; Denny
Cawyer Mr. Callaway Sponsor
of the club.
DB Students Will
Enter Band Contest
AUSTIN Texas Field forces in
NYA's twelve Texas districts the
next few weeks will help to sift
out outstanding musical talent of
boys and girls between 16 and 25
to make a South and Central
American tour next summer with
a 190-piece All American Youth
Symphony Orchestra under the
baton of Leopold Stokowski J. C.
Kellam State Administrator re-
Kellam said the time in which
to file applications had been ex-
tended to February IS instead of
February 1 as formerly announc-
ed. Applications should be filed
with the nearest NYA District
Director by any Texas youth with-
in that age limit regardless of
sex race or color who wishes to
compete for a berth on the tour.
NYA District Directors are lo-
cated in Marshall Dallas Hous-
ton Fort Worth Waco Austin
San Antonio McAllen Amarillo
Lubbock San Angelo and El Paso.
Selection of young people to
play in the Orchestra he said
would be made by local commit-
tees in each district. Winners of
the district tryouts will enter the
state contest to be held In Austin
the early part of March. From
the state eliminations winners will
compete in regional meets to be
held in eight key cities over the
United States. Kellam added that
youth will have to pay their own
expenses to district itate and re-
gional contests but that the win-
ners of the- regional auditions will
be given a trip to New York at
the expense of Mr. Stokowski to
undergo final selection for the
109 who will make the tour.
"Young people interested in this
good-will tour sponsored by the
Weekly Tests Versus Finals Discussed
Opal Holley: No finals would
eliminate the burning of so much
mid-night oil twice a year.
ftayoma Tomllnson: One would
study more during the year and
get more out of a course if there
were no finals.
James White: I don't believe
in finals because students cram
and knowledge stays with them
only 'long enough to take the ex-
ams. Ceoll DsHayi It would make
the work more regular Instead of
coming by spurts if we had just
. Illl Farran I had rather have
more weekly tests than hard final
exams because as we take more
exams we will pot cram the. night
before and it will be easier on
our weak minds.
Hill Billie Orchestra Organized
To Play on Radio
Exam Week. Calendar.
Final examinations will be-
gin January 26 ' and 'extend
through January 30. See your
exam schedule on the baok
page. Registrations will be held
Wednesday and Thursday- Jan'
juary 31 and February. 1;
Classes will be resumed on Fri-
day February 2.
Examinations will be held
from SsOO o'olook until 12:00
and In the afternoon from 1:00
o'olook until 4:00 In the rooms
designated on the sohedule.
Exam week may .well be I
dubbed as 'dead week" because
few clube will be functioning'
and most extra-curricula activi-
ties will be temporarily .sus-
pended. There will' be no Issue
of The Collegian In that week.
Stella Easley Gives
Forty-Two Ly .
A progressive forty-two party
was given by Stella .Easley "last
Wednesday night -January 17 at
her home 1300 block Austin avet
nue. Five tables were filled .with
one or two extras including' the
hostess. Refreshments consisting
of cocoa and cookies crackers and
pickles were served about 10:30.
When all the guests arrived tallies -were
drawn to decide. partners
and the tables at which each was
to play. Partners were changed
each time -a couple progressed. - -
The guests were Sybil Wiginton -Rebecca
Wiginton - Erskyne; Ro-
bey Evelyn .McDaniel Beatrice
Dumas Betty Jo Vernon Jessie
Beryl Chlaholm Earleen Morris.
Imogene Farris and Dardanelle
English; Gene Hopper Irby Pet-
sick Howard Gaddy John Barton '
Leo English 'Hugh TrusselLr: Joe
McDonough Egbert Pate Lyle
Chambers Charles Gardner' and
Mrs. Easley chaperoned the-af-'
fair. Leo English won the most
games and Rebecca Wiginton the
least number of games.
Pan-American Union should make
application immediately to the
NYA District Office . nearest -them"
the State -Administrator
said. "They shrould keep in mind
however that in such a wide-
spread competition great talent Is
a necessity much -more so than
experience and that only 109 will
be selected from the entire United
States to make' up the orchestra."
Several Daniel Baker band stu-
dents plan to enter the contest
held by the NYA to select mem-
bers of the 109 piece band to be
directed by Leopold Stowoski.
Exie urehfietd: I think exams
each week -would be better. Re-
view would not be. so hard and we
would get the course more thor-
ough. Dewltt McClelland: Final ex-
ams have never killed anybody
and as soon as they are gotten
used to the better.
ertha Foulger: I bad rather
have test over certain ' phases of
work completed and .then have -no
more tests on it. You could
then start new. work with your
whole mind on it.
lobby Snider: More weekly
tests while we remember what we
Mrs. Mobohald: I believe . in
having' qulsea every' few weeks
and counting daily grades...
Variety. of Instruments
The Daniel Baker Swing Or-
chestra began rehearsals this week-
for their first program on the air.;
They will be presented in a pro-'
gram next Saturday and Sunday
January 18 and. 14 over Station
KNEL at Brady Texas. -The
programs begin sit 4:00 p.m. and
will last for thirty minutes each.
The Orchestra is composed en-
tirely of Brownwood talent from
the ' local ' high- achools ; and col-
Alao.on Sunday the Daniel Bak-
er Vocal Trio composed of Misses
Mary McClelland Julia McClen-
' don and Doris Blau will sing for
about fifteen minutes of the pro
gram. The program is to be. one
' of 'general variety. " "
Members -of the band and' the
Instruments they play are Percy
Owen bass fiddle and the musi-
cal saw; Wayne Guthrie guitar;'
Sonny Smith; drums; Ruth' Thorn-
. ason accordion;. John Farris
Clarinet; Bill Davis saxophone;
Cecil Kin 'pianist' and James
Hampton saxophone.'' Other In-
strumentalists are being tried-out
daily' for positions in the orches-
tra. Misses Elolse Lane and Rose
Smith will be. featured singers
withtl orchestra. Miss Lane at
tends Howard Payne College while
Miss -Smith-attends Brownwood
. High School ......: ;. i. .. .
.. Wilbur.: Roberta Daniel
student is promoter and. .sponsor
of 'the" program and will' act aS
announcer and ' master' of-bere-.monies.
. Roberts is organising
this ... orchestra and presenting
' these programs"says Roberts. All
clal purposes.'- "Daniel Baker will
get. lots of good advertising .from
these" programs . iayslRoberta. All
Daniel-Baker 'students are asked
: to .listen in on . these days .and
make suggestions to him for other
programs; " -";'" 'a
'Anyone who is" interested in
trying out for this program Is
: more than welcome;.; they. -.Should
see Wilbur Roberts Immediately.
May Dancing School
The Junior Class had charge of
the chapel program Wednesday
morning January 17 from 10;QQ
to 10:80. The .class invited Mrs.
-Qlan Lawrimore' of Brownwood
to- present- her. -class of dancei tad
song talents from May Texas. v..;.
The .program wasas; foUows;
Winter Wonderland by a cho-
rus Good Morning Song and dance
by Dorothy Grogan
. Dinah Hick danoe by Calvin
Heart and Soul and Baby Me
Songs by Margie Nell Dill
- Scatterbram A strut dance' by
Iva Dell Williams ...
Three Old Maids From. Lynn-
Evelyn Dill Jane Morrison and
Venita McBride'1' "
Dark Town 'Strutters 'Ball A
strut dines by Dorothy. Jean Gro-
gan I'm so Sorry For. Myself Songs
anil dance by Elisabeth Schults
and Iva Dell Williams.
Mrs. Wooldridge Is. sponsor. of
the Junior class The class Is al-
' ready at work on raising money
' to entertainment the Seniors at the
..-annual .banquet uvthe spring. The
class asks other students .of Dan-
iel v Baker to help them In every
way possible to complete their
..task.. '. ... ... ':
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