McMurry War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 16, Ed. 1, Friday, January 20, 1950 Page: 2 of 4
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McMurry War Whoop
Friday January 20 1950.
McMURRY WAR WHOOP
l'ntrrcil as srcoiul class matter August 27 1923 at the Post Office
at Aliilcnr Texas under Act of March 3 1879.
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Published weekly during the school year September through May
execit for stated mention periods by the students of McMurry College
Abilene Texas. Published by stiulenls of the Journalism Department.
The Wah Whoop is a memher of the Texas Intercollegiate Press
Association ami the Associated Collegiate Press.
MeMuriy College 1060: Just returned tor homecoming. The rcser
valion looks neat. See the new building -another new dormitory has
Just been completed and there is the library that was finished in 1052.
That nttt active modernistic structure over on your left is the Science
building. Kven a new gymnasium.
But surpiising as it may be the campus still supports that old
Inndmnik thai was such a sore thumb when I was student here. It is
a pity that our Alma Mater progresses so much toward the satisfaction
ol so few. Of course we all wanted
and other new facilities.
Hut there were a few other items that wc all voiced an opinion
on tint apparently has gone by neglected. Could it be that wc were
just students and what we had to
as soon as we left?
Wc can remember that old gripe
museum so we can all sec what is
to play Forty-Two in the bookstore
the administration put a damper on
most of us i
And it is reniembcied that the War Whoop took a poll once that
was in 1050 to deteimine what the students would like to see in the
way of improvements on the campus. The majority said they would like
to see the "old landmark" modified to fit into the picture of the modern
campus. The administration agreed that it was a good idea but
nothing has ever been done about it.
Let us circle the oval and park
go around the other way for the
suppose the oval street will ever be
He was a cute little fella big brown eyes dark wavy hair and a
well-built little body and you could see the excitement on his face aa
he watched the boys out on the ball field. You could see he was getting
quite a thrill out of the game and it
was going on in his young mind.
"Geo I'll be glad when 1 can
be a college player and be good
face. He cheered loudly when his team made a touchdown and wanted
to jump up and down when his team won the game. But he didn't.
For yon see that little boy had polio.
There were steel braces on his tiny legs braces that had been there
for a long time. His scat was a wheel chair and when he walked he
used clutches. He was used to them now but deep inside was that never-
ending desire to run and play like he used to do and like other kids did
If you were to ask that child What he wanted more than anything
he would answer: "To run and play again." For some and possibly
for him this will be possibly only through your contributions to the
annual March of Dimes. Give give and give again until it hurts and
then gie some more. After all that little boy might be your brother
etten fix t6e SUto
Thank you very much for inserting in last week's War Whoop
quotes of philosophy by great men.
philosophy in our hearts but as each day passes wc broaden our out-
look on life consciously or unconsciously.
Tluough such oxposutes to the philosophy of great people we guide
our destiny In straight and steady progress to peace of mind happiness
I would like to see more of these literary monuments from time
to time in our paper. Perhaps yon
column of philosophic.il quotations
Thank you for these past exposures. Perhaps some of them will
"take" within our thinking.
j4 &vt& t6c Place
The automobile has replaced the living room and the park as the
favored locale for marriage proposals.
So reports the American Institute of Marriage relations after a
nation-wide tabulation of reports from young married couples.
Most couples explained that the automobile was the only place
where they could find the privacy that sets the stage for the man
to "pop the question."
the new buildings and shrubbery
say was respected but forgotten
on "why don't you ever open the
in it." And then too wc wanted
during our bctwocn-pcriods but
that for some reason unknown to
in front of the Life Center. No let's
street is PAVED over there. I don't
paved do you? J. C.
wouldn't be hard to imagine what
play football. It's such fun. I wanta
like Doak Walker." A smile lit his
All of us have the foundations of
might find the idea of a bi-weekly
appealing to many students.
(printed (rem Jamiory 19M IBM l liyilri
Male Cast of Macbeth'
Save on Razor Blades
By BETTY WILLIS
Don't be frightened folks the
bearded characters you see stroll-
ing across the campus these days
aren't freaks from the side show.
Boys will be boys you know; and
besides those beards are for a very
Wc must be brave about this
thing because from now until early
May we will be forced to look at
these strange sights.
The beards arc being grown for
"MacBeth" which will be present-
ed In May by McMurry theater.
From now until then it's "no shav-
ing boys." (The Burma-Shave
people will undoubtedly go out of
business around here.)
And what do the girls say?
$7c "&'&(')() &$$' he looks
simply horrible!" It's a nice life if
you can get it only thing is every
time I meet one of the boys who
has evaded the razor I want to
Dr. Richardson Speaks to FTA
"Texas History" is the subject
of a lecture to be given by Dr.
Rupert Richardson president of
Hardin-Simmons university to a
meeting of the McMurry FTA
March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the lounge
of Gold Star Memorial dormitory
at McMurry. All teachers future
teachers have been urged to at-
tend and the public is invited to
hear Dr. iwichardson.
Tickets to Game 50 Cents Each
The McMurry-ACC basketball
game is expected to be a sellout
according to the McMurry busi-
ness office. Students who did not
get their tickets from the business
office by five o'clock Tuesday muat
pay 50 cents for them at the door
tomorrow night. The price of adult
tickets to the game are one dollar.
Game time is eight o'clock.
FTA to Have Valentine Party
All members of the Future
Teachers of America are cordially
invited to attend a Valentine party
Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Q5 an
nounces Dr. Andrew Hunt profes
sor of education.
Cp)rifM I9S0 by I
Of College Students
Had Polio in 1949
An alarming number of people
in age groups that include college
and university students were vic-
tims of 1949's epidemics of polio
myelitis in this country Basil
O'Connor president of the National
Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
declared in Issuing a special urgent
call for organized March of Dimes
campaign participation by college
and university student bodies.
The economic impact of this rec
ord number of polios has been a
serious drain on funds of the Na
tional Foundation. Some $31000
000 was needed for patient care
alone during the epidemic year
O'Connor declared and care for
1940 patients through 1950 may
cost National Foundation chapters
in excess of $20000000 without
inclusion of care costs for a single
new case in 1950.
O'Connor pointed out that these
obligations are of peculiar impor
tance to Institutions of higher
learning their student bodies and
The greatest of faults I should
say is to be conscious of none.
Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed.
A man should be upright not be
kept upright. Marcus Aurelius
When faith is lost when honor
dies the man is dead! John Green-
A woman is a dish for the gods.
By ROBIN TlBBETS
Exams! Ugh! Me thinkum me
go back to home reservation and
gcttum rest. If mc don't pretty
soon mc gonna go on war path
and scnlpum Great White Father
or somebody Me tlndum out one
thing it heap much better to flnd-
um out what class you takin' test
in before goiim in to take it. Heap
much embarrassment to take his-
tory test in English class . ...Me
flndum out Tuesday who tcachum
history class too. Heap big surprise
Mc flgger mebbc Injun shoulda
gone more often him powerful
medicine . At least him tests
powerful medicine ..
From the Pow Wow Box
Bill Wolf Is really in the news
this week. Here's number one:
Whot Hoppened? Wc mean about
Bill Wolf and Eleanor Dunnam?
"In the spring a young man's
fancy -" hummm winter too oh
Have you heard about the little
moron who said he is really glad
his name is Billy Edgar Wolf be-
cause that is what all his friends
call him? And have- you heard
about the little moron Frank AR-
Well that takes care of the Pow
Wow box for this week. Tell me
is it really true that Homer and
Rita are going steady? Homer
who? Gee whiz I don't know. I
just found that in my copy bas-
ket Wouldn't you think a fellow as
old as Doyle Gurley would be
ashamed to take a girl's ring away
from her and not give it back?
Why is Don Vaughn's beard turn-
I don't know what you think
but I think the food over at our
dining hall has improved about 150
per cent. My stomach doesn't care
too much for that heavy meal at
night but I think our cooks are
beginning to put out the kind of
food we should have been having
all along. A bouquet of roses to you
and keep up the good cooking
I hear from the grapevine that
we're going to have grass on the
west side of the administration
building If so let's start the hab-
it now of walking on the sidewalk
instead of cutting across. I don't
like hearing people from other
schools jeer about McMurry's lack
of green grass on the campus I
have also heard we may be getting
some flowers soon too; they're go-
ing to plant them along the side-
walks That's another reason for
staying off the ground Coopera-
tion That's what we need and
you're just the ones who can sup-
Well I hear that Bible exam
giving me the Indian Love Call
bo I'd better drop this and flunk
that. See you next week
Preparation of Script
Preparation of the script for the
Calamities of 1950 has come to a
stop due to the resignation of the
Two reasons that were given for
their resignation were that other
school activities and work off the
campus did not give them the time
needed to be given to the show.
The Calamities were presented
for the first time last year and
were to be sponsored by the junior
class this year.
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