The McMurry College War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 20, Ed. 1, Friday, February 17, 1950 Page: 1 of 6
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THE McMURRY COLLEGE
Aliili'MP Tixa Friday. IVImiai 17 1'JiM).
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Moore Pickett Named
As Willson Lecturers
Speakers for this year's Willson lectures have been announced by
President Harold G. Cooke as Dr. Bernice Mllburn Moore consultant
for the homemaking division of the state board for vocational educa-
tion in Austin and Bishop J. Waskom Pickett of Delhi India.
The lectures which will be held in Radford Memorial auditorium
will begin Tuesday March 7 and continue through Friday March 10.
This will be the fifth annual Willson lecture series made available
to McMurry by Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Willson of Floydada They have
set up a permanent fund to bring
outstanding lecturers and authors
to the campus annually to speak
in the general field of Christian
Ministers and laymen from
throughout the Northwest Texas
and New Mexico conference of the
Methodist churches as well as the
general public usually attend the
lectures said Dr. Cooke.
Dr. W. J. Hammond head of the
history and government depart-
ment of Texas Christian university
and a former mayor of Fort Worth
addressed two McMurry college
Abilene was cited as an example
of a city flourishing but having
"social and distributive problems."
Dr. Hammond said that three fac-
tors govern a city's economics:
quantity and quality of natural re-
sources productivity of the people
of the city and distributive effec-
tiveness of the products.
Regarding Abilene Dr. Ham-
mond told Dr. Karl Ashburn's busi-
ness and economics students that
the city has vast natural resources
from all directions that it has
"very effective industry" but that
it must rely upon a practical pro-
gram to solve the distributive prob-
lem. "Where there Is plenty there
should be no want" Dr. Hammond
Dr. Hammond was Introduced by
Brad Rowland junior business stu-
dent from Hamlin.
Social science can be put into
practice Dr. Hammond told history
and sociology students of Dr. John
Weldman. He described the hous
ing projects In Fort Worth.
Ex Visits Campus
Zoe Humphries 1040 class grad-
uate visited the campus Saturday.
Zoe 1040 Campus Queen is teach-
ing art In the Wichita Falls public
Albany and Baird
McMurry's Chanters made three
appearances in four hours Wednes
day. The McMurry choral group
appeared at the high school audi'
torium in Throckmorton Wednes
day morning at 10:00 a.m.
The Chanters sang at the Al
bany high school at 1:00 p.m. and
In the Baird high school auditorium
at 2:30 p.m.
A trio composed of RaMona
Wright Gypsy Younger and Letha
Hooper sang a group of lullabies
from Mozart and a Chinese lul
laby. Rex Mauldln basso sang
Solman's "Ding Dong."
The Chanters presented the pro
gram at the St. Paul Methodist
church in Abilene Sunday night
The choral .group were guests of
the college department for the fel-
lowship hour following the service
Entertainment Included a "Truth
or Consequences" show with Audio
Merrell as master of ceremonies.
More Than Glitter
By FRACES HYNDS
"Glittering uniforms and a con-
stant hey-day cutting classes . . ."
Thusly do a majority of unin-
formed students describe the Mc-
Murry band. However behind the
scenes with the band members and
director it's a different story.
Continuously making up class
work and worrying about a clean
uniform Is the manner In which
bandsters depict the life of a Res-
ervation band member.
In an interview with "Prof" Ray-
mond Bynum director some of the
inside "dope" on living a life of
ease as a band member was re-
vealed. "While trips are enjoyable they
become routine and just plain hard
McM Theater Sets
Of Shaw Comedy
"Androclcs and the Lion" by G.
B. Shaw to be presented by the
McMurry Theatre has dennitcl
been scheduled for the nights of
M ireh 16 and 17.
Four special sets arc to be used
for the play which are almost con-
structed and a revolving stage will
be used in the play. There are 30
costumes being used for the play
and armor is being rented from a
Dallas costume house. The lion's
costume is being secured from the
famous Eves costume company in
New York according to Bill Adams
head of the speech department.
The following crews have already
been named to work on the play:
costumes Virginia Goodrich Rich-
ard Bacon; make-up Bob Miller
Mary Harkins; sound Mary Lenorc
La Grange Frances Bigony;
Scene technicians Jim McLarty
Luther Walker ' Deon Martin;
lights Loyd Rucker Gene Far-
rel; house manager Fred Gerlach.
Music will be furnished by John
Rodgers. Stage manager is Joe
Parish and assistant director is
Church Director Speaks
At Volunteer Meeting
Miss Mary Wedemeyer educa-
tional director of St. Paul Method-
ist church was guest speaker at
the Volunteers meeting Monday
Speaking on the theme "Keep
Your Dream Alive" Miss Wede-
meyer urged the girls planning to
enter church work to do what they
wanted most in the field of service
despite circumstances which might
be against them.
The Song service before the talk
was led by Charlene Ross. Edena
Bray accompanied on the piano.
The meeting was closed with the
Four McMurry students present-
ed the evening church services at
Throckmorton Methodist church
Sunday. Byong Kee Mln spoke on
Christianity in Korea. Albert Lind-
ley Richard Bacon John Turner
and Kee Min presented a race re-
lation program in conjunction with
race relation observance that was
being held in Methodist churches.
work" said Prof. "The players en-
joy most of the trips only because
they're sold on the idea of public
relations for the school."
Inconveniences are in store for
the band member on these suppos-
edly glamorous out-of-town trips"
he explained "such as irregular
hours irregular meals roughness
and a lack of comfort on the Red
Expensive meals and luxurious
hotels aren't for band members on
trips as they usually stay in pri-
vate homes and depend on indi-
viduals for meals. The trip to Gal-
veston was the first time students
had stayed in hotels on a trip.
The following information was
Trio Bynum Gain
Honors at Meeting
Three members of the McMurry Indian band and their director were
honored at the state convention of the Texas Music Educators associa-
tion in Mineral Wells last week.
Director Raymond T. Bynum
division of the TMEA and Odis
Mildred Doyle Wins
Mildred Doyle junior art major
from Claude was presented a $50
opportunity award by the Feder-
ated Woman's club of Abilene in
assembly Friday. The presentation
was made by Dean W. B. McDanicl.
Each year awards are made by
the club in the fields of art music
and speech The committee from
McMurry which selects the student
to receive the award is composed
of Mis. W. B. McDanicl and Mrs.
Roma Conner. General chairman of
the club's projects committee is
Mrs. Lacy Beckham.
Mildred is a member of Kappa
Phi Art club Quadrillcrs Volun-
teers and is secretary of Christian
Dean McDaniel Speaks
To Faculty Members
"Education's Place in a Liberal
Arts College" was discussed by
Dean W. B. McDanicl at a meet-
ing of the education and psychol-
ogy department faculty Tuesday.
disclosed by the director concern-
ing cutting classes:
"Most players are serious mind-
ed and ambitious. While missing
classes looks attractive one must
consider that cutting classes means
missing study material and con-
sequently it's more difficult to stay
up with the average classmate."
Definitely the idea of a public
service to the college is the band's
theme. "If we were to wait for
just those glamor trips we would
wait months" commented one
band member "for the majority of
our performances are only routine
They're not out on a lark cither
while riding to and from a per-
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was elected president of the college
Claxton of Abilene Pat Carter of
Mason and Travis Jordan of Ama-
nllo were granted membership In
the National Association of Rudi-
Catch I.uriuig's Eye
Membership in the NARD is
awarded drummers who pass with
a gride of excellent a test over
26 iiidiments of drumming ac-
oording to Bynum.
During the presentation of a
drum trio number the three caught
the attention of William F. Lud-
wig of Elkhart Ind. a representa-
tive of the NARD. Immediately fol-
lowing the band's concert he gave
Claxton Carter and Jordan the
test which they passed.
Ludwig said he was also im-
pressed by the band's Latin-American
numbers and in behalf of his
Instrument firm contributed a set
of maraens and n bonga - bonga
(drums used for rhumba tunes).
His other donations including a
gong beater and practice pads sent
the value of the contribution to $75.
Director of the Abilene high
school band for 20 years Bynum
came to McMurry In 1916. He is
a past president of the TMEA.
The band was the only college
band performing at the convention.
Speech Students Serve
As Judges of Contest
Three speech majois selected
from last semester's diiecting class
by Bill Adams head of the speech
department will go to Wintcis to
be judges in a one-act play contest
The director of these plays is
Mrs. Otis Holiday a graduate from
McMurry in speech. Those selected
to be judges are Bill McReynolds
Stanley Seaton and Joe Parish.
A4I Student Head Visit
George Rhodcs""of Port Arthur
Texas A&I college student presi-
dent conferred with McMurry'd
student head Wesley Daniel here
last week-end regarding student
government and management of a
student union building.
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