McMurry War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 13, Ed. 1, Friday, December 9, 1949 Page: 2 of 4
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McMurry War Whoop
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Pecembcr 7 1IMI It began as n peaceful day; h day like nil the
test win in sunny pleasant. Children played in tlio streets housewives
wont above tlifii- dully household choies nml men lolled iibout taking-
It cis on tlli'il Dili' tiny il leislltc.
Suddenly fiom it of the nzute sky thete rami' the roar of ninny
planes planes whirl) caused little nliirm until from out of their blnck
nellies Ue'itli swooped downward nml fastened Us terrible grip upon
tin people below Wnlieinlded unexpected Death.
Can mere wmds desctilie the whining shrieking howl of n falling
bomb" ran the pitiful et "Medics! Medics!" be related With n dozen
wolds or ilftv or n thous.intl? What man dares express with mere
ndfi'clives the ti'iroi of men women and children pounced upon by
rowaidlj killeis who attack without warning? Can n Pulitzer prlzc-
wlnnlng nuthor successfully nminto the tenor felt by a lost child -a
dying mothei a father sepal ated from his fnmtly ?
Yes men died and babies died nnd entire families were killed but
American men fought on and soon the shriek of bombs nnd the
clunk! clunk! clunk! of steel-jacketed bullets censed and all that was
left was tire twisted wieckagc and sorrow.
Will we ever fntget? Can we forgive? By the grace of Ood we
must forgive but for our own sake and for the sake of peace and Joy
we must nevei forget December 7 10-11.
Pretty .soon there will be a big beautiful student life center on the
MeMuiry campus It will be surrounded by other large attractive
buildings And in the middle of this outstanding campus will be the
same old gravcl-Mirfaced oval street dusty when dry nnd slick and
sloppv when wet.
People will come from nil over to view the new student life center.
Thero will be much discussion on the merits of the college. And you
can definitely tlgure that the oval-road will be in those conversations.
Kven nt present those of you who are fortunate in having a sleek
pew shiny automobile don't relish parking It on the oval while attending
lass. A new wash-job lasts only a few short -tours In any kind of
ivc.ithcr. Tt is so nanow that with cars parked on both sides there is
hardly room enough for one car at a time to travel it safely much
In rainy weather you park your car near the Administration
building because it is convenient. When you return to your car it is
found disguised In a fresh slosh of mud.
On the other hand in dry weather the car la parked and left with a
window down Upon returning disguised this time in fine West Texas
dust the car is filled with small gravels .and dirt. And you aren't In
the least happv about it. But then there isn't much that can be done
And griping at McMurry brings into play another thing so it's
best that this article be confined to the oval only.
The least that college could do is get the oval paved. It would help
matteis and mind immensely to have the road widened too. But if
somconi would Just stirt the ball rolling on getting it black-topped
McMuuy would be .1 veiy distinguished point in Abilene for there
aicn't many Miccts in this tity that can boast a fresh-looking top-
coating. Weather leiiotts foi this section of the state indicate it'll toe long-
time dry. Well heie's to a big w.id of dust In your eye from the
oval of course.
Assembly began and only a faint buzzing was heard in the back-
giound. As the prominent speaker launched his address the buzzing
inci eased Bv the time the speaker had completed his speech he was
practically shouting in order to be heard over the noise at the rear of
Competition is a wondeitul part of American living. Without it
many clubs 01 g mizations. and individuals would not have nn incentive
to moo forw.it d But must n few McMurry students seated in the back.
of the auditorium compete with assembly programs for attention?
Perhaps a minister had rather work on his Sunday sermon than
talk to Mi Mm 1. v student. Pel haps members of an organization had
rathei rest than spend bouts preparing nn assembly program. Never
theless they do. And what happens? Nine times out of ten they are
Iom'is in the battle for attention.
Battling of newspapeis whispering working algebra -from observ
ation it seems that anything pies on during assembly. At least that's
the way it's been thus far. So maybe you don't like the program . . . well
so what? The least you can do as an individual Is be polite.
The logical solution to this problem is obvious-Just keep quiet
However since numerous appeals have gone unheeded the following
idea might work. Next time an assembly program is disturbed by the
noise stop the program nunc the participants off the stage and ask
those fifty or seventy-five students in the back to come up and give
the program themselves!
McMURRY WAR WHOOP
Knlcrcil as second class matter August 27 1923 at the Post Office
at Abilene Texas under Acl of March 3 1879.
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Published ueekly during the school year September through May
except for stated 1 ucation periods by the students of McMurry College
Abilene Teias. Published by students of the Journalism Department.
The War Whoop is a member of the Texas Intercollegiate Press
Association ami the Associated Collegiate Press.
Editor-in-Chief Robin TlBBETS
Business Manager LUNELLE EasTER
Society Editor FRANCES HYNDS
Sports Editor JlM Clemens
By ROBIN T1BBKTS
James Hale is one of those peo
ple who thinks the epistles were the
asoptlea' sisters . . . Now who In
the world took the wrong turn and
drove up the sidewalk out in front
of the administration building?
. . . Myrla Holcomb likes choco-
late covered cherries especially
those that are crushed In her coat
sleeve . . . Does anyone know what
Is showing at the Metro?
Bouquet of Rosea
A great big bouquet of roses to
the two fellows who attend to Old
Glory every day and to Prof. By
num for recognizing them in as
sembly . . Yolks! Everyone washes
their teeth but I'll bet there aren't
many who go so far as to wash
them down the drain. Ask B. D.
about It . . . Gee whiz Myrla it
Isn't showing. I'll have to tell Bob
. . . Arthur Oooch (bless him!)
rooked some pore gal into takln'
a ring during Thanksgiving . . .
Some women grow up and spread
cheer--others grow tip and spread
. . . The robot was pacing up and
down In front of the maternity
ward. The doctor came out and
said: "Congratulations sir your
wife Just gave birth to a nice
shiny tin can" ... I want to please
Joe Harrison just once. He has been
dying to get his name in the Pow
Wow. Yak! Yak! . . . This doesn't
have anything to do with women
but if anyone male or female
wishes to make a bit of extra
dough for Christmas see Mr. Pos-
ter who has some fertilizer to
spread . . . Loveta was talking to
her mother not so long ago and
asked her. "Mother when I grow
up will I have to marry a man
like Koy Shilling?" "Yes dear"
Mrs. Coffman answered. "And if I
don't get married will I be an old
maid like Jeanne?" "Yes dear."
Loveta sighed and said "Boy am I
In a fix."
Wouldn't it look a lot nicer if
every male student wore a suit and
tie to dinner and supper on Sun-
day? At least wear them to the
noon meal. Somehow overalls and
levi's Just don't look right. In the
same light females look oh so
much better in hose and heels
not with heels on Sunday. Let's
at least look our best on Sunday
and show our visitors how proud
we are to have such a modern din-
ing hall to eat in and show them
that we are truly worthy of being
called ladies and gentlemen . . .
If you knew Susie
Like I know Susie;
Oh oh oh what a gal!
As secretary she I would bury
She's so lazy her brain is hazy.
She keeps no records
She couldn't do it right
I'd like to beat her
And make her see the light.
Oh that Holcomb that Susie Hol-
comb! What a lazy gal!
A Klgmle gave me this one
after an especially unhappy week.
You can sing It to the tune of "It's
Been a Long Long Time."
Kick me once and Kick me twice
And kick me once again;
It's been a long long time.
Ain't been kicked like this my dear
Since I can't remember when
It's been a long long time.
I wouldn't care for any kick with
That's just how much I want to be
So kick me once and kick me twice
And kick me once again
It's been a long long time.
jfette C tit SUt
Letter to the Editor:
Perhaps after the readers have completed this epistle 1 will be
termed selfish socialite. However I deem myself not that Just nn
interested participant. Thursday night we had a bind concert nnd
a vory good band concert It was. But on Thutsday night. During the
first of the year we had pep rallies and plays on Tluusday nights
Oood pep rallies and good plays bu ton Thuradnjt nights. lasl year
the year before and probably this year the Mardl Gras will be held
on Thursday night. That's fine. 1 like the Mnrdl Gras But it was nn
Monday and Tuesday nights are designated foi lltciniy club meet-
ings Wednesday night for Christian Foundation and oh yes now we
come to the point Thursday night for social club meetings. The first
three nights arc not disturbed! but when it comes to Thursdiy night
everyone under the sun thinks the social clubs can give up "Just one
Thursday night" for their particular project.
If tt were Just one night it would be a different matter. But it isn't.
Possibly six to a dozen Thursday nights are asked for each year. That's
12 meetings 12 weeks.
That's my say. But It is and probably will be.
However if Monday Tuesday and Wednesday nights can remain un-
touched by other organizations it seems to me that Thursdiy night
could also remain what It was oilglnally set aside for social club
Thank you editor and readers! a STUDENT
"The Good Soldier" Given
In Big Spring Church
A deputation team from Mc-
Murry college conducted both the
morning and evening services at
the Wesley Memorial Methodist
church of Big Spring. Cecil Harda-
way McMurry graduate is pastor.
The Rev. Doyle Ragle brought
the morning address and Rex
Msuldin the special music.
At the evening service the dra-
ma "A Good Soldier" was pre-
sented. The play was under the di-
rection of Henry Parmcnter with
Tommy Russell Rex Mauldln
Howard Graham Leah Lane
Wayne Murry and DeLacy Framp-
ton portraying character roles.
Virginia Derr served as make-up
Preceding the drama Edena
Bray sang a special number and
Audle Mcrrell directed the general
song service. Virginia Rogers was
piano accompanist for the evening.
The play will again be presented
in Buffalo Gap Sunday. On Jan.
8 1950 "The Good Soldier" will
be presented at Grace Methodist
church in Abilene; Jan. 29 Trin-
ity; and St. Paul Feb. 26.
"Getting in Shape
For Spring Meets
The McMuuy track squad is
holding its fall woik-outs at the
present time according to J. Ver-
non Billiard athletic director.
Most of the squad membeis from
last year's team will be b.iek again
this year and all are in good shape.
"They have been timed only a few
times but they seem to be better
than last year" said Hilllard. Sev-
eral mote pn tlcipants are expected
to be out for track once the foot-
ball and bakclb.ill seasons are
According to Hllll.it d the squ.id
will attend sevei.il big track and
field meets this spring as they did
last spring :is well as participating
agiiust tin othet te.ims of the
Poe Williams Spe.iks to W
The Rev. Poe Williams of the
Odessa Methodist church was guest
speaker Wednesday evening at the
weekly meeting of the Christian
Foundation. The topic of his ad-
dress was "Do You Believe in
Say Merry Christmas"
with a gift from
Abllene'a Friendly Men's Store
0. E. Major Owner Phone 3380
Supreme Cleaners & Laundry
H Abilene Texas
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