McMurry War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 12, Ed. 1, Thursday, March 21, 1946 Page: 2 of 4
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HtMUNlT WAR WHOOP
Thursday. March II. 1MI
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Entered ns second class matter Aug 27 1923 at the post office
at Abilene Texas under net of Auk. 24 It) 12
Published acini-monthly durinK
May by the student of McMurry
Student publication of McMuiry College Abilene Texas.
Member Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.
Staff Reporters' Jnniec Jones Hilly Hartgrnves Everett
Bishop Rondall Cooper Tommy Kills .1 N. Wilson Doyle Moss
Lewis Hensley Mucky Everett Don Tilleiy E. J. Wisdom Jr.
Ann Jacobs Ray Hart Ch.itles Urotighton Mingle Turner and
Typists: Marian Hays Maulyn Hays Howard Wilkins nnd
The World's Guide
By MARGIE TURNER
The dark hIimIow of war is lustoiy again to us but it lias
well spurred eneli liot ii our nat inn. To many mothers fathers
and wives this war has taken I nun them the happiness ami
joy of life which I hey had sought in ones lliey loved. Yes
pence lias come ut last or maybe I hail belter say the roaring
of cannons lias ceased ami we America won in this came of
wnr. Our nation hail to have a guide dining the tragedy as
well ns now and also the same in a sub head for the Army and
Nnvy; such prevails in other nations too. (luiiles as these are
important but not essential as the guide of the world- (lod.
Home have forgotten that nil mankind is set under one (lod hut
others have not. Thcie are those who still pi.iy and they did
pray for pence to conic to our stricken nation. We have secured
the pence prayed for the wmld needed :i guide and lie minis-
tered unto it.
To keep the pel we hae cmiicil is a goal in the future
for n nut ion so strong ami mighty l-'ur those who loc homes
Rlld (iod our secured peace not plupclly kept is grief. If
prnyer were offered in evcr. home ol every nation for the (treat
Guide to hae Mis way with His little creation the peace would
he kept in ccry liinil hut such docs not eist throughout the
world. To keep 'pence we must all pray" for it and loe our
fellow man. Thus I lie woild connected so elosely hut indiviil
unlly desiring to be scp.iintcil needs n guide (iod its creator.
To the individual nut Ii "(in to scl I obtain no education
nnd learn how to he. The making of a better woild tomorrow
is the burden of today's outh" How true the statement is
but can todny 's u 1 1 1 do the t.isk alone? No they cannot
nor enii they do it without iinil. K.icli person living must
sacrifice himself for the vvell'nie of (iod and others if his life
is well worth living. Theicl'oie we see if the world is made
better it must rely on the (!od who made it.
By KENNETH JONES
There is one spot on the McMurry campus th.it is familiar
to everyone. Itcgaidless of whether you slay hcie a mouth or
the "full sentence" you will lccnll the ti s spent in that
collegiate corner of confections ukI corny jokes known as the
The Itookstcie ma. be called the hub of campus activity.
Since its founding no one has ilaicil to start any other I'ociil
point for gossip and iiewsingeiier.il. In the old days several
tables were located ucir the trout of the store. At any time
of the day mi loiild hud aiious peisiis draped around
pln.Miig cards ilomiuocs or just "halting the breeze."
The ping pong table is sacred propel t of the Itookstore.
It has survived many a contest fiom Red Host down to present
prince of ping pong llovvanl Wilkcus.
The record player that issues fortli music of every form and
nt every hour is n fairly new fiMuie. Music in the past cniiie
from the interior of a rather bent up juke ho. Most music
innchines nrc operated mi the principle of the party desiring
music deposits therein the sum of live cents. After due deliber-
ation the muster iniiuls came up with the theory that the lowlv
hairpin used as a .jimmy could get the same effect as u nickel
or u slug. So the man came ami canicil our juke ho awav.
To keep up with the latest gossip "dirt" music or who's
doiu' what just drop around to the little shack outside the
Administration building any Ii during school hours. There
you find the true heart of the Reservation -the one place that
will he remembered long niter labs and classes have been forgotten.
Editer'i Not Watch for
this column tach lnue. Cour-
tesy of Look Maguine.
VOCAl STANDOUT - The
"Voice" hai a pair of winning
titles-Ohf What ft Seemed To
Be and Day
fly Day. Both
h In a itrictly
of the lyrics
and bucked on
both sides by some truly tine
orchestrating by Axel Stordahl.
will make hit fans shout with
glee und others funs or not
nod with approval (Columbia).
DANCI DISCS-Charlie Spivak
run the gamut of his famed
"iweelest trumpet" style in The
Belt of St. Mary's from the
RXO picture of the same name.
Hit muted trumpet is supported
by soft brass which estab-
UsbM the theme. Throughout
school year September through
College War Whoop Office.
$1.00 Per Year
JIMM1K LOU THOMAS
MISS JULIA LUKER
all t-ITci-ts .lie highly pleasing
and .lie handled with excellent
taste. Jimmy Saunders sines the
vocals und for the fade the
band u'sohes into the tones of
the Gicat Oman. On the flip-
ever Jimmy Saunders sings
Vnii Can Cry On Somebody
Klc' Shoulder which is done
at a lively and easy dance clip
ll.u i y James Rives an expansive
tiiatment to the Chopin adapta-
tion fin Always Chasing Rain
bows Here the
James horn is
heard in n
style that is
hi ted by a
nble beat that
the baud drops Wi
lli for support.
Ruddy 1)1 Vlto sings the vocals
to nu all-out sweet James ar
rangement. The platter-mate
liaby. What You Do To Mt hat
a liiity dance kick screaming
brass nils and vocal by chlrper
Kitty Kallen (Columbia).
COLLEGE KNOWLED(GE fgffiSg
We editors mav die nnd toil. I With Dut Apcloaiot to K. J. -BeffivlVvA"!
We editors may dig nnd toil
Till our fingers tips nre sore.
Dut some smart slime is bound to
"I've heard these jokes before!"
Indignant Sucker: "What brand
of clgnrcltcs do you smoke?"
Joe Sponge: "I dno't know I'm
too polite to ask."
Football Plnycr's Lament: "Ear-
ly to bed early to rise nnd your
gal goes out with the other guys."
She leaned over close to me.
Her body seemed to become limp
and she let one knee slip oft the
other. I watch her head. It was
nodding a little uncertainly and
ever so slowly. Her lips were
parted. Her long eyelashes
drooped nnd her pretty brown
eyes looked drunkenly from be-
neath her half-closed eyelids. She
closed her tiny hand as if staving
off a terrible temptation.
Then as if it were beyond her
power she emitted a little sigh.
Her hand relaxed and her head
dropped. I bent down and looked
into her face. Her eyes were en-
It was the second time this
week that she had fallen asleep in
One of our new vets (a big time
operator) recently walked up to
one of the campus cutlcs and said
The sweet young thing smiled
nnd said: "Are you calling me that
because I just spent six hours in
ii beauty shop?"
"No" answered the vet "be-
cause I just spent six months
in the -Solomons."
R. C: "Betcha you can't climb
up that beam of light that's shin-
ing down from the balcony."
Bob: "Think I'm crazy? I'd get
half way up and you'd turn It
Thoughts of the Week
The reason Cupid makes so
many bad shots is because he's
aiming at the heart and looking
at the hosiery.
"Diplomacy is the art of let-
ting the other fellow have your
Can you remember away back
when the only legs that were
painted were on tables and chairs?
eturned G. I.
unny as heck.
eally u wreck.
ou guessed it!
-eeps you guessing
bout her men
here are so many
ou can't begin to
ount them all
er numerous guys.
ember and sophomore wise
e smart now and guess her
very Kappa Phi should know
eserved but friendly cute but
he's the pin-up girl in Jim
The lengthy Course I staged is
Your heart has finished what I
And all ingredients are blended
(But you withdraw beyond my
How beautiful your heart can
That took my priceless special
It s deep as wells and glittering
A prize for lovers anywhere!
And I shall let you go away
Without a single tear or plea
To bring an ugly shadow there
Oh you've done well in loving
POW-WOW EDITOR'S POETIC
(With apologies to Robert Burns)
Give me a couple of lines of dirt
On the campus wolves or some
Then though jou read this jour
The "Pow-Wow" on the second
Is when you'll start.
With Due Apologies to K. J.
Not because he's handsome
Not because he's brave
Not because he swore by all
To be her very slave.
The reason that she loves him
My buddy heard her say:
There's a radio and heater
In his convertible Chevrolet!
Here's a one-question check-up
on your I. Q. Have you read the
Greetings all you smitten git-
tens and Casanovas . . . this is
your hi' ole dirt shnger Gravel
Gertie coming to you from sta-
tion McM with news of the latest
gossip and unusual happenings
of your campus. But first I would
like to inform all my loving (?)
readers that because of the six
threats received in my fan mail
I now have a ten-man armed
guard to "pertect" me from the
clutches of "The King" and his
many stooges. I am also equipped
with hand grenades bow and ar-
rows and a couple of pistols so
you all had better watch your
Look Ilk our last issue on
spring really took effect on some
people. Either that or this en-
gagement business is contagious
. . . 'cause there are certainly a
lot of rings flashing around her.
Newest ones "that way" are:
"Toogi" and Gen Sutton.
Schoolcraft and Mathews (uh huh.
they finally did it). Doc ElUs and
Roundtre. and w aren't sure
about Everett Bishop and Wanda
Thomas ar they are. or are they
Wonder what makes some of
these guys around our campus
Here's to the guy with the sup
er-personality Wayne Loyd. . .
(Boy he knows it.)
Broughton please explain your
weekly trips to Dallas. Signed
We wonder if Pat will come
down with the mumps in 21 days.
Orchids to Gwenelle Eagan for
her spirit. Keep up th good
Can you stick out your tongue
and touch your nose? That's
what I learned in college. (By
Wc don't mind Bob Blake pass-
ing up those he does not know
but he COULD speak to those
with whom he is acquainted.
Harkcn! ye girls and boys let's
show our true personalities. Hypi-
critcs are detestful.
Join th Platter Club. Donat
two record and becom a char-
tor member on record a pledge.
Bucky what makes your Big
Head so-o-o-o hard?
Eugene Jones haven't you and
your buddy-buds lived on this
campus long enough to know
which side of Hunt hall the boys
live on? Shame!
Dot who is that tall dark and
Holbrooks man you have been es-
"courting" around lately and
where did that sparkler come
Complaint to Complaint Dept.
of McM: "Your library U on
wek behind on Sunday funnies
Pleas remedy: thanks. Boogan
No one seems to notice Joyce
S s cute smile and swell person'
Attention girls! Bill Reynolds
(new comer) is really on the beam.
Kenneth Ford and Willie Wil
Hams make such a cute couple.
Another couple on the campus
that looks promising Jerry Hynds
and C. H. Collins.
Spring is really working over
Urn on Joan Herndon and Robby
Donald Jolly squiring Madie
Jones around the campus.
Mary Alice Fowler upon view-
ing Troy W. for the first time
1i.JbbbbTCS? i NsliiS
Madie was graduated from Tus-
cola High School in 1943. She
was valedictorian of her class and
member of the pep squad.
This little fish is a biown-eyed
brunette. She is five feet two
inches tail nnd weighs 105 pounds.
Her heartache is in the Navy.
Here at McMuiry Madie is
secretary-treasurer of the fresh-
man class. She is in the Chan-
tcis Wnh Wahtaysee and Delta
Beta Epsllon social club. She is a
business ad. major and her ambi-
tion is to be a secretary.
Ray came to McMurry College
from Bovina Texas He is 16
years of age. In Bovina High
School Ray was president of his
He holds that same office in
McMurry nnd is active in all re-
ligious affairs on the campus. He
was a delegate to the national
conference of the Methodist Stu-
dent Movement in Urbana 111.
in January of this year.
Beth Shepherd a maiden from
Tahoka is one of our favorite
Heap Big Indians at McMurry.
She is the 19 year old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Shepherd
of Tahoka a senior Spanish
In high school Beth was a mem-
ber of the Choral Club Home
Economics Club and athletic club
and was valedictorian of her sen-
On the Reservation she has held
the following1 offices: Summer
school president of the student
body vice-president of the stu-
dent body vice-president of Al-
pha Chi president of the Junior
class vice-president and president
of Gamma Sigma and secretary
of W.A.A. She was elected to
Who's Who in American Colleges
and Universities and was a prin-
cess to the queen last scmestei.
Among her favorites Beth lists
languages (Francais Espanol and
plain old English) fried chicken
and anything sweet in the way of
food. She is a good swimmer and
is very fond of riding hosses.
When it comes to bands and re-
cordings she prefers Les Brown's
Her pet peeve is people popping
gum and she dislikes unfriendly
people very few of which she
has found at McMurry. This
school of Indian tradition is tops
with Beth and she thinks it is
now on the threshold of greater
expansion and achievement.
She wiU graduate in May and
plans to teach after that.
"Whce a man in a big hunk. . . .
Who is this Boy Lantz that all
the gals are swoonin' over?
Did you know that th way to
Gen Hooper's heart b through
using good perfume? But who's
looking for it anyway?
Well kiddoes there wuzn't so
much dirt in the box this time.
Don't you all know that this is
your chance to express your sen-
timents? Let's get on the beam
and have some three column
Pow-Wows how about it?
This is your friend and mine
Gravel Gertie signing off for
a while and warning you to re-
member. SADIE HAWKINS Day
By MRS. MARY JO REYNOLDS
Inez Hill writes fiom Scarritt
College thnt she will receive her
Master's degree in June with n
major in religious education. Her
letter also brought the news that
she Is engaged to n Methodist
minister from Tennessee. Their
wedding date has not been set
but they plan to marry sometime
within a year and expect to visit
McMurry when they come to
First Lt. and Mrs. Jimmy Blck-
ley have a son James Michael
born Jan. 6. Jimmy is stationed
nt Love Field. Bob and Blllie
visited them recently in Dallas.
Chaplain Wesley Turner and
Mary Margaret have another son
Carol Ray. Mary Matgarct is In
Lubbock. Wesley is in Panama.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Campbell
of Midland have a little girl born
Dec. 30. Her name is Jerri Anne.
Mrs. Campbell is the former Nova
Lynn Graves. She writes Miss
Tate that since she was unable to
attend Iris' funeral she and her
hsuband were giving the flowers
for the altar at the Midland
Church one Sunday in memory
of Iris and Howard H. Hollowcll
the pastor at Midland was to give
a short talk.
Bobby Morrison who is em-
ployed by the Texas Unemploy-
ment Compensation Commission
of Big Spring was a visitor on the
Cpl. Ray Elliott of Camp Bowie
was visiting friends at McMurry
Saturday. He and Frances and
9 Qmmfxui &umf
"After a stated number of
months in a certain theater of
operations anything looks good
to me!" This is the enthusiastic
reply most veterans give when
asked his opinion on the question
"What does the vet like or dis-
like about the McMurry girls that
he has met since his return to
My first place to visit in order
to get my poll on the question
was the well noted place for a
brief pause or a class cut the
bookstore. Hero I found Barney
Popnoc and Durwood Jones
bumping their gums over a cup
of Barbara's delicious coffee. Dur-
wood a 6 ft. 4 in. lad full of
good will and exaggerations when
queried as .to the type of college
girl that he liked thought a split
second and replied "I like them
short and sweet" Barney agreed
wholeheartedly with Durwood.
The old saying that action is
stronger than words is made more
clear in each day wc breathe the
breath of life. This thought came
into my mind as I approached
"Doc" Ellis as he was hitting those
books in the library. His answer
was fast but sure to the question
of his opinion of the girls about
the campus. He only referred me
to the left limb of a round and
shapely tree on the campus and
to the diminished amount of green
leaves in his pocket. I was rather
proud of this fine influence Billie
Fayc must have on Doc for he
was really hitting those books.
After the next period was over
I made my way back to the book-
store and was able to run into a
few more of our well known vet-
erans. Grady Baker of Winters
to be seen next fall as a rough
and rugged individual in the In-
dian football line-up was resting
against the counter preparing
himself for his next class. After
being in Russia India England
Egypt and Trinidad Grady said
he didn't know until he returned
to this campus that he could be
so appreciative of womanhood. If
you need more information on
Baker just observe his fancies on
the campus and you will find him
Eugene Hooper the man about
McMurry who is always full of
modesty said "Where beauty
prevails you will always find me
Near the coke machine Gene
Sutton an ex-Marine from San
Antonio was waiting for the
crowd to clear so he could get his
mail. His answer was: "Now
that I have found the right one
why need I worry?"
Gerald Anderson also in the
bookstore said basically they axe
sons Kenneth ond Jerrel are liv-
ing nt 408 Norwood Drive Brown-
wood. Lena Louise Goodnight who
has recently been In the WACs
was discharged at Camp Blanding
Fla. a separation center. Her ad-
dress is now Box 345 Qunnah
Several ex-fnculty members
were back on the campus last
week-end. Mr. Dale Morrison
was heic from Trinity University
San Antonio. He gave a talk at
the meeting of the A.A.U.W.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Roy Rice of the Uni-
versity of Texas were visiting Mr.
and Mis. W. B. McDnnlel. Mr.
W. F. Haggard of West Texas
State Teachers College Canyon
was also visiting friends on the
Mr. and Mrs. Garnet Gracy
were campus visitors Inst Mon-
day. Garnet was recently dis-
charged from the Marine Corps.
He was stationed in San Diego.
They arc now living with Gar-
net's mother in Abilene tempo-
rarily. At the ex-student's meeting last
Thursday at which Dr. Bruce
Johnson presided the following
people volunteered to try to get
the correct addresses of their
classmates during their four years
of college as well as names and
addresses of the graduating mem-
bers of their classes: Arlie Gar-
ner '27 Mrs. Marvin Boyd '28
Bruce Johnson '29 J. E. Shcwbcrt
'30 Rigdon Edwards '31 .Luther
(Continued on page 4)
all alike no real preference be-
cause "The more you have seen of the
The less you'll settle to one;
For the Colonel's Lady and Judy
Arc sisters under the sun." ''
Troy Wadzeck as he sat play-
ing the bookstore record player
was very cooperative and took
time to write a few notes of his
opinion. Wadzeck said "I think
there arc wonderful possibilities
for the new personality types
about the campus. From endless
hours of intensive observation I
have come to the conclusion that
all of the girls of McMurry have
a wonderful personality in one
form or the other. They seem to
be one of the finest collections of
young ladies I have ever had the
pleasure to know. Although I
haven't been all around as yet
the fact remains that I'm taking
four other subjects."
Conscious of the habits of the
G. I. I shoved off for the wait-
ing room of President hall for
more victims and sure enough I
found a flock of them waiting for
the.chow bell. A sheet of paper
was passed about and soon after
each vet had written his opinion.
"Steamboat" Jones of Abilene
said "I can't see where any vet
has a gripe about the women of
this campus. These Texas gals
just can't be beat. A vet just has
to set his hat for a certain one
and boy she's his."
Johnny Brookshire stated "In
my opinion the finer sex of Mc-
Murry are doing a good job to-
ward making the vet feel at ease
and helping him get back inte the
swing of college life."
Zoom Schultz from Tennessee
was the next man on the list. In-
cidentally Zoom and Doc Ellis
are both Tennessee ridge runners.
Zoom said "The girls are all
sweU especially the one I am
trying to find that will give me a
little help on a theme hey John-
son hurry up!"
"I can't see that the vets have
any reason to be disappointed.
Anyone who doesn't like this life
better than the service should
have stood in!" That was the
short but true statement we got
from Perry Moss.
If any of you girls don't know
Duke Ellington yet just give him
a little more time that boy sho
do get around. Duke said "I am
sure that this large group of
lovely lassies should be able to
make anyone feel at home."
And so as the golden-red sun
sinks from view behind the Reser-
vation gym and 16 guys crowd
into the waiting room at Prexy
hall another campus survey U
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