McMurry War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 1, Ed. 1, Friday, September 29, 1944 Page: 3 of 4
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MeMUlMY WAR WHOOP
J(ad MoMuWf GdUf AU 2fftm0t JoovuUd 5UUhch
Romn Reagan Connor
To Be Solo Artist
In Annual Exhibit
Honin Hcagan Connor head of
the nrt deportment will be the
solo artist (or the annual art ex-
hibit held in the Abilene Museum
of Fine Arts to open Friday Sept.
29 The museum which is open
from 2:30 to 5:00 daily is located
on the second floor of the build-
ing occupied by the West Texas
Chamber of Commerce. The paint-
ings will be on display for 10
The exhibit which consists of
Mrs. Connor's work exclusively
will be made up of 21 oil paint-
ings 13 water colors and five
lithographs principally land-
scapes with a few flower pieces
portrayed. Subject matter for the
paintings comes from Abilene and
vicinity and from New Mexico.
The public is invited.
"Home again" for the fall term
were the remaining members of
Delta Beta Epsilon who gathered
in the home of Mrs. Harold Thorn
as 1101 Highland for their first
meeting of this term. Before :
candlelit altar in a beautiful ser
vice charter members received
their pearl set pins. There was a
slight pause in memory of the
members who were unable to bo
present. Their pins will be sent
to them. After the pin service
punch was served by Jane Huck
aby vice-president from a punch
bowl surrounded by yellow white
and green flowers. There was a
much-enjoyed chat then the girls
regretfully said good-byes to
Loylc Allan who came from Stan-
ford for the ceremony.
Others present were: Alma
Lee president; Ruth McNutt
secretary; Ovna Weatherrcd Ar-
lcnc Ragle Joyce Sirith Kathe-
rinc Bryrn Martha Estcs Bon-
nie Wilkins Virginia Tcague
Laura Sample Maranell Terry
and Louise Cooper.
ROMA REAGAN CONNOR
Churches Honor New Students
With Banquet Lawn Party
New Christian Flag
Presented By TIP;
Dr. Haymts Speaks
New Physics and Business Instructors
Librarian and Psych. Prof on Faculty
Plv now tnitrurtari have bean
Br. J. O. Hnymes pastor of the added 1o lhe cuMy 0 MeMurrf
College this year according to
Dean W. B. McDiniel. They are
St. Paul Methodist church was
the guest speokcr ot McMuiry
for the Wednesday morning cha-
pel sci vice. His text was taken
from Psalm 118:24.
His sermon was preceded by
the presentation ot a new Chris-
tian flag to the chapel by T. I. P.
gills' social club. The presenta-
tion was made by Mariana Strick-
land vice-president of the organ-
isation and Beth Arnctt accepted
the gift on behalf of the student
body. It was also announced that
T. I P. had sponsored the re-
building of the chapel pulpit and
had given 12 hymnals to the cha-
pel. Dr. Robert L. Long instructor
of Bible led the Litany of Dedi-
cation which was followed by n
solo "In My Father's House are
Many Mansions" sung by Tom-
mye Lou Yoakum.
Dr. Haymes urged the students
to look for the beautiful in life
and emphasized that the fiioup
must recognized the privilege that
is theirs in attending a Christian
First Methodist and St. Paul
Methodist churches of Abilene
have entertained in honor of the
freshmen during the first two
weeks of their stay in McMurry
College. First Church led off
with a banquet on Friday night in
the basement of the church. Fol-
lowing the dinner the McMur-
rians attended the revival ser-
vices conducted by the Rev. Bob
Shulcr of Los Angeles Calif.
A lawn party Saturday eve-
ning at the home of E. R. Mc-
Daniel 1202 Elmwood was the
occasion in which St. Paul hon
ored new students. To quote Miss
Iris Graham who washed dishes
"there were millions there."
Games Ted by Arline Ragle and
Nancy Harris highlighted the
evening. Mrs. Harold Thomas
played the accompaniment on the
accordion. Preliminaries includ
ed several songs by the Chanters
and a reading depicting woman's
uncanny knowledge of how not
to drive as given by Margaret
Exes Fight Axis
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ky; Lt. (jg) Rex Kemp and Mrs 'The vicar and his wife are giand
Kemp the former Virginia Lehr to Ed and his buddies.
gave Mr Thranc a bond and Betty Ruth Morrison is enroll
also told us that Rex was on his ing in the University of Texas
AU-ScUool Picnic fifumuUl
B Bif I flat in Qutwi
Well-planned to the hilt and
already in first gear the all-
school picnic took a set-back
Wednesday when old man weath-
er who is often the most deci-
sive element in the whole uni-
verse took a turn for the worse.
It drizzled and poured for a long
time and then just to make mat-
ters even more in the mud it
drizzled and poured some more.
(We would say that it rained dogs
and cats but some Indian might
interpret that as Wildcats and
we'd hate to start any ill feeling
between the two institutions.)
There has been no definite date
set by the student council upon
which we will once again don
picnic attire and attempt a come'
Swinney Glass t
1166 N. 2nd Phone 9129
back on this all-school outing.
Mrs. Harold Thomas who was In
charge ot the many fun provoking
games is all prepared for the go
signal with the equipment on
hand. From the advanced no-
tices on the program sheet this
all-school affair will be a must-
go. Instead of the picnic however
the studes made a quick change
into studious attitudes and attend-
ed classes as it they hadn't just
missed one of the best times of the
year. Now they can anticipate
this coming event with much rel-
Helen Jo Hundley head yell
leader assisted by Gene Mat-
thews student vicc-prexy led the
Indians in a few tribal war cries
during the 9 o'clock hour. Pep
and enthusiasm marked the rally
Even at this writing it con-
tinues to drizzle and pour mo
notonous isn't it?
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Stnd Addrtit t mtgtetr.tr
way to San Francisco to re-as
signment (he's been in Florida
for. some time); Sergeant and
Mrs. Maurice Tcague from Atlan-
ta Ga. and more recently Nash-
ville Tenn. for a month's train-
ing as a surgeon's assistant
Maurice is going overseas with the
Medics and Mrs. Tcague will con-
tinue as secretary of Central
Church in Dalhart; Sergeant and
Mrs. Orvillc Spradling (Rcta Mac
Bigony) were here for a few
hours Orvillc is going to Louis-
iana on two months' of maneu-
vers and Rcta is to be in Big
Spring; Charles Cooke a Navy
student in Garrett Biblical Insti
tute spent his leave in George
town and Abilene. And at this
writing that is the crop will add
others as they come in an at
tempt to keep you up to the last
Reporter-News featured Lt. Col.
Clark Mcador the other day tell'
ing of his being awarded the
Legion ot Merit for work in plan-
ning the North African invasion.
Presentation was made by the
chief surgeon of the European
theater of operations.
Midge Davis' husband Lt. Har
old Andrew Capclluto was killed
in action during the invasion of
France according to a recent War
department official notification.
Midge has a four month old son.
Lt. J. W. Rayncs was killed in
action with the Marines in an
invasion in the Southwest Pa-
cific. He had been overseas since
Aug. 8 1943. Kentucky Smith
also a Marine was wounded in
action on Saipan. He has been
in the hospital since July 13. He
sends his greetings to all Mc
Murry and would like to hear
from anyone especially class of
41. (Iris has the address).
Perhaps we have told you but
Joe E. Boyd has received his
Jim Williamson and Little Red
Stegar are in New York City for
awhile and Patsy Lester Stegar
has gone there to be with her
husband. It seems our wandering
Merchant Marines have settled
on home soil for a "brief spell."
Pepper Simpson whom many
of you know although she did not
attend McM is now settled on
Puget Sound at Olympia Wash.
near Ft. Lewis where her hus-
band Stanley is a first lieutenant
wit hthe Motor Corps. Pep was
assistant registrar last year and
is also an honorary member of
Delta Beta Epsilon on the cam
Pokey Bonner was on hand for
the West Texas fair helping his
father-in-law Fred Cutbirth
show Quarter horses. He broke
his collar bone during the Texas
Cowboy Reunion rodeo in Stam
ford this year.
Cpl. Duke Ellington is again
undergoing an operation on his
nose and is pretty sore about
the whole thing as it interferes
with his Air Corps training. He
is stationed at Lcmoore Calif.
with the 461st Base Unit.
Sgt. Ed Ansley writes that he
lives in a private billet in Eng-
landChrist Church vicarage.
Mrs. Rotita Hollar former Mid-
land county librarian. Df . Herbert
S. Von Roeder returning after a
year's absence. Mrs. Agnet Tur-
tur graduate of Rider College in
New Jersey Mrs. L. C. Brooks
new secretary to the president
and Oliver Buth former super-
intendent ot schools at Grurer.
Mrs. Hollar took her B. A. de
gree fiom McMUiiy in 1U37 and
did advanced wotk at the Uni-
versity of Texas. She later took
her B. S. and L. S. degrees from
Louisiana State University.
After ginduation she wotked
thiee yenis in the Poinsett county
Aik. binary and did vacation li-
government course in airciafl
radio. After six months in the
university she will go to Dayton
Ohio to woik.
Lt. Sam Darby is in England
with the 730th Bomber Squadron
according to a letter fiom his
mother in San Antonio.
Ammie Rose Hollar Garrett's
address in New York is 106-24 Dit-
mcrs' Blvd. East Elmhurst L. 1.
Seaman First Class Marion Cris-
well is in Colgate university for
training in the Naval Academic
Refresher Unit (V-7). The couise
will last eight weeks and then
he goes to midshipman's school
All men in this unit were as
signed to this training directly
from the fleet.
Lloyd Blanks is still in New
Caledonia and is a little unde-
cided as to whether he liked the
Bob Hope or the Jack Benny
show the best. He is still doing
a lot of painting mostly water-
colois. He plans to finish at
McM when the war is over we'll
be expecting you Lloyd.
Ruth West is in England with
the American Red Cross re-
ceived her training in Washing-
ton D. C.
Eileen Odom and LaWanda
Hamilton arc teaching school in
Leon Lefler is in New Cuinea
and he writes Iris that he would
love to be on the campus for an-
other Sadie Hawkins Day Can
you imagine? He is second en-
gineer on an "old tramp freigh-
ter." Mary Stone writes from Arte-
sia about her young son and
three daughters the oldest hav
ing spent her first week in school
and already having received
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Booker
announce the arrival of a daugh-
ter Dee Ellen on Sept. 9. They
live on 2806 Ave. S in Wichita
Kay Mason Altman was born
on Aug. 5th announce her parents
Avis and Mason Altman and her
aunt Iris G.
Rev. and Mrs. Duane Bruce arc
parents of a son Danny Duane
Bruce born on Aug. 17.
Seamen James Pickens and
James Dickey Denison were back
on the Reservation during their
short furlough following boot
camp training in San Diego.
James Pickens called his saluta-
tions to the new students from
San Diego tor the first chapel
Cadmon Hinson is now chief
pharmicist mate on Ellis Island
and Garnet Gracey is a staff ser
geant in the Marine Corps at
GOOD NEWS Capt. R. C. Fry
has been reported a prisoner of
the Germans and there is every
encouragement that Lt. George
A. Campbell missing since July
12 is safe. The family has re-
ccived several letters stating that
members of his crew have sent
word that all escaped and would
be seeing their families soon.
Well the exes got together for
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MRS. ROSITA HOLLAR
biaiy service in North Caiolina.
For the last two years she has
served as librarian for Midland
At McMuity she will replace
Helen Latham Reeves who has
been with McMurry since 1926
first as principal of the academy
and later as librarian.
Within the past year circulation
at the Midland library has in-
MRS. AGNES TURTUR
and also will supervise and ad-
minister the testing progtam for
For the past year Dr. Von Roe-
der has been employed in the
personnel division of the Douglas
Aircraft Corporation in Santa
While in S.inta Monica he has
taken courses in petsonality men-
tal hygiene and clinic.il psychol-
ogy in the Universal) of Southoi n
California. He lecoived his doc-
torate of education fiom the Uni
ersity of Texas and had taught
in Ranger Junior College Texas
University and the University of
San Antonio befoie coming to
Dr. Von Roeder is replacing
Robeit L. Willis who lesigned to
enter the business field.
Mrs. Turtur with a B. S. in
education from Rider College
Trenton N. J. is the new profes-
sor of stenography typing and
bookkeeping. Bom in Elizabeth
N. J. she taught in that state and
in high schools in Mississippi.
Mis. Brooks formerly with the
Magnolia Petroleum Company in
Foit Worth has made her home
in Abilene for the past four years.
Bom in Montague county she
was reared in Foil Worth and
eatly made that her home. She
selves as secretary to the presi-
dent. Mr. Bush is a graduate with
1 B. S. from McMurry having gone
here from 1924 to '28. While in
school lie was active in the or-
chestia and band played football
developed some of his many hob-
bies photography sleight-of-hand
and a glowing interest in
aviation. He later went to West
Texas Teachers State College the
Univctsity of Texas and Texas
Technological College possesses
the M. A. degree. He is instruc-
tor in chemistty this year at the
college assists in the physics department.
Books -Gifts -Novelties
Wrapped For Mailing
11 RON. 2nd St. Phone 6330
ei eased 25 per cent. The geolog-
ical division has been re-organized
and catalogued and the Mex-
ican branch has been reopened.
Mrs. Hollar is a member of
the American Association of Uni-
versity Women Delta Kappa
Gamma American Library asso-
ciation and Texas Library asso-
ciation. She has traveled exten-
sively in Canada and Mexico.
Dr. Von Roeder will head the
department of education and
psychology as he did in 1942-43
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