The McMurry College War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 28, Ed. 1, Friday, April 28, 1950 Page: 1 of 4
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THE McMURRY COLLEGE
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1950 Totem Dedicated
To Wilferd Moore
The 1050 Totem was distributed
to students and faculty members
Wednesday following a presenta-
tion in assembly.
Frances Hynds and Arthur
Gooch editor and business mana-
ger respectively made the brief
presentation honoring W 1 1 f o r d
Moore to whom the annual was
Covers were bronze with white
lettering and a white administra-
tion building on the front cover.
Colored ink Boston Brown was
used in the opening and favorite
Theme used thin year wan In-
dian symbols and signs. Division
pages showed a picture of hand
painting Indian signs on rocks.
The snake meaning wisdom
was used to depict the administra-
tion: the tepee temporary homes
buildings; man humans classes;
eagle feathers chiefs personali-
ties; deer-tracks plenty of game
athletics; crossed-arrows friend-
ship organizations; bird care-free
Staff members for the annual
Included: Era Jane Anderson Joe
Birdwell Claude Morrison Peggy
Bodine Bob Bledsoe Jim Clemens
Jody Dunlap Jo Ann Jones Grace
McWhorter Bob Ratllff Jean Sell-
er Edna Sell Bcttlc Smith Suz-
anne Toler Homer Turner Luther
Walker Marcella Weems Betty
To Visit Churches
This week-end deputation teams
wlU go to Chilllcothc Odell Wes-
ley Chapel Thalia Truscott and
Taking part In the morning
service at Chlllicothe will be Edena
Bray Pat Hunt Jack Long Zona
Donley Albert Lindley and Lyn
dell Schlueter. The religious drama
"In a Bethany Home" will be
presented Sunday night.
Going to Odell are Joan Wurgler
Jean Seller Betty Bell Smith Mar-
vin Davis Bobby Turner and Vir-
Joy Huff Dwlght Townsend
Gene Ferrel Tommy Russell and
Ralston Bruce will be at Wesley
Charlene Ross Barbara Pember-
ton Eddy Sell and Louise May
will help conduct the revival at
At Truscott and Foard City
Aliece Paschall Kay Matthews
John Hays and Dorothy Wolfe will
be In charge of the morning and
Picnic on Senior Day
Senior day activities were varied
last Friday aa the Seniors took a
day off to celebrate.
The day's events began with a
breakfast. The invocation was giv-
en by Wes Daniel. Dorothy Smith
read the class history which was
followed by speeches from the class
sponsors Miss Vernie Newman
and Miss Willie Mae Christopher.
Don Vaughn presented the class
The seniors were then entertain
ed in assembly by the Junior class
Abilene Texas I'riilay April 211 1950
To Begin June 5
For Church Youths
The 10000 Methodist youths of
the Northwest Texas Conference
will send 100 delegates to the an-
nual Youth Summer Assembly at
McMurry June fi-lO for a week's
study of the subject "Jesus' Way
Our Way Through Church and
Members of the executive com-
mittee of the conference MYF
along with Barbara Lowry direc-
tor of youth work and the Rev.
Uel D. Crosby board of education
executive secretary both of Lub-
bock arc In charge of the plan-
ning the activities of the 31th
annual meeting of the youth dele-
gates. The Rev. Aisle Carleton pan-
tor of the Big Spring First
Methodist church will he speak-
er for the Quest hour each morn-
ing and he will bring a series
of messages on the Assembly
The Rev. W. A. Appling of Vega
will serve as assembly dean again
this year and the Rev. Darris
Egger of Wheeler will be associate
dean. The Rev. H. D. Seago of Sem
inole will be registrar and the
Rev. T. B. Armstrong of Throck
morton will be his associate.
Other staff members will Include
Nolan Froehmer of Dlmmitt dl
rector of music; Bob Scoggln of
Lubbock assembly organist; Mrs.
Earl Louder of Seagraves dean of
women; and the Rev. Phil Gates
and the Rev. J. A. Cooley of Lub
bock deans of men.
Five McMurry students are con'
ference officers. They are Joe Har
rison vice president ; Charlene
Ross secretary; Jack Hampton
publicity; James Hale worship and
evangelism; Bill Schooler missions
and world friendship.
'Macbeth' Actors To
Give 6 Performances
Next week begins "Shakespeare
week" on the reservation for that
is the day the first production of
"Macbeth" will be given.
There are three matinee per-
formances and two night perform-
ances scheduled. Monday Tuesday
and Wednesday will be for high
school groups in matinee perform-
ances and the last two will be at
night for the general public.
Starting time for the play will
be 3:30 and 8:00. May 6 the play
will be taken to Odessa for a night
Today portraits of the leading
characters of the play which
were done by Bob Miller are be-
ing shown on the campus. Por
REV. CHARLES E. FIKE
Rev. Charles Fike
Scheduled to Speak
In Weekly Chapel
The Rev. Charles E. Fike pastor
of the St. John's Methodist church
in Stamford will be the featured
speaker in chapel next Wednesday
Members of Christian Founda
tion will also be the audience for
the Rev. Fike Wednesday night
reports the Rev. H. Doyle Ragle
director of religious activities.
Rev. Fike has received degrees
from Texas Tech Columbia Uni-
versity and Southern Methodist
University. Befoie going to Stam-
ford he served as pastor of the
Gruver Methodist church.
Nine members of the Press club
arc representing McMurry in a
three-day convention at North
Texas State Teachers college at
Denton. The meet began yesterday
and will continue through tomor-
row. Official delegates aie Peggy Bo-
dine Bob Ratllff and Frances
Hynds. Grace McWhorter is the
club's sweetheart in the conven-
tion's sweetheart contest.
Unofficial delegates are Steve
McGlothlin Joe Birdwell Claude
Morrison Frank Bean Hubert
Ratllff and Sponsor Bill Holmes.
traits shown arc: Macbeth Rex
Mauldln; Lady Muchcth Frances
Blgony; Duncan Don Vaughn;
McDuff Jim McLarty; Seward
Harry Cowan; Malcolm Bob
Bledsoe; a witch Jo Ann Jones.
Groups from Albany Coleman
Tuscola Haskell Flowergrove S.m
Angelo Junior College and John
Tarleton Junior College have al-
ready indicated that they are com-
ing to one of the performances of
The play set in the 11th cen-
tury is known as Shakespeare's
most bloody play and Is being di-
rected by Bill Adams head of the
speech department. Assistant di-
rector is Barbara Ann Douglass.
McMimy .students will march to
the polls again today for the fourth
major election In three weeks.
Members of the freshman sopho-
more and Junior classes will elect
officers for next year In today's
balloting. The election is being
conducted by the student council
according to provisions made In
the recently adopted amendment to
Interest will be higher In the
clnss elections this year than it
has been in the past as evidenced
by the number of petitions turned
In to class secretaries Jody Jones
Wanda Gollchon and Emily Led-
better at petition deadline time
Wednesday afternoon. Twenty-
eight students had turned In peti-
tions for the 12 offices to be filled.
Soen candidates arc In the
field for next year's senior class.
Heading the lint am two presi-
dential candidate Hugh Daniel
of ltekney and Frank Matthew
of Irnan. Allen Adams of In-
mesa and .lack Hampton of Bal-
linger are In the running for
the office of vice-president and
Martha Orlbh of Ft. Sumner
New Mexico is the only candi-
date for class secretary. Grace
McWhorter of Stanton and Nan-
cy Jean Llndsey of Abilene are
In the race for representative to
the student council.
Seven candidates also arc In the
running for offices in the 1950-M
Junior class reports Secretary Gol-
lehon. They are Cleo Tarter of
Sweetwater and Maurice Pullig of
Sweetwater for the office of presi-
dent; Dwight Townsend of Tahoka
for vice-president; Virginln Rogers
of Amarlllo Lyndell Schlueter of
Sweetwater and Put Maberry of
The first business session was
held this morning with sectional
meetings scheduled for this nfter-
noon. A "jeans jamboree" is on
tab for tonight's entertainment.
Tomoirow the final session will
be held new officers and 1K1 con-
vention site named. A formal ban-
quet will conclude activities tomor-
row night. Highlight of the ban-
quet will be the presentation of
Wah Wahtaysees Elect
Emily Ledbetter was chosen
president of Wah Wahtaysee for
1950 at the election meeting Mon-
day. Other offlcers-ln-whlte In-
clude Patsy Maberry secretary-
treasurer and Joyce McCauley
keeper of the records.
Faye Walker was chosen artist
Grace McWhorter pianist and
Peggy Bodine reporter.
Hunt Hall Women Give
Party for Future Brides
The residents of Hunt hall hon-
ored future brides Marcella Weems
and Gloria Talley with a party
Miss Talley will marry Tommy
Nelson on May 30 and Miss Weems
will marry Don Bynum on Way 18.
Ruth Dunklin Mary Hunter and
Joyce Curtis formed the committee
for arrangements on the party.
Refreshments of cold drinks and
cake squares were served to 22
who attended along with Mrs. Jim
Ella Fisk dorm hostess.
McCaulley for scctctni.v; and Ulclv
Rlehey of Lebanon Indiana for
student council icprcscnliitUc.
Freshman campaign manage) s
have been the most active of all on
the Reservation however. Fouiteen
students are to be listed on the
ballot when membeis of that class
go to select next yeut'.s leadeis.
Pat Cniter of Mason Tommy llus-
sell of Turkey and Ralph Cabness
are candidates lor the piesidency
while .lack Hall of Deming N. M
Buddy Dulin of Colorado City and
Doris Coiley of L.tmcs.i .no vicing
for the office of vicc-ptcsldcul.
Most hotly contested race In
tnda's balloting will he for sec-
retary of next jears sophomore
class. Six candidates have Hied
petitions for the office. The) arc
Barbara Harris of (iarden t'lt.v
Dornthv Wolfe of Midland Anne
Clark of Colcmnn Sue Hampton
of nnlllnger Pat Hunt of Chllli-
cothe and Peggy Whltson of
Midland. Orlo Mitchell of Hous-
ton and .loan Wurgler of Marfn
will be candidates for represen-
tative to the student council.
Only one innoff election will be-
conducted according to pi ins an-
nounced by the student council.
The two highest candidates for
each office requiring a runoff will
be voted upon by class memhets
in elections set for Monday.
Voting will begin this morning
Immediately following assembly
and will continue most of the aft-
ernoon in the office of the Dean of
Local Schools Help
Clinic at McMurry
An audio-visual clinic closed at
McMuriy College at noon Satur-
day under the sponsorship of the
Abilene Christian College and
Abilene High School were hosts
for Saturday's session. Hosts for
the opening day Friday were
Hardin - Simmons University and
Uses of movies film strips tape
recorders maps and similar do-
vices were demonstrated by com-
mercial firms. Exhibits were in the
fields of humanities science social
science and art.
Attending were faculty and stu-
dents of the local schools as well
as tcacheis fmm Eula Trent
Baird Hawley Wylle Gi.ifoid.
Rotan Anson Snyder Met Uel
Rule Sweetwater Midline! Sin
Angelo and Big Spring.
Mrs. Grimes to Attend
TU Speech Conference
Mrs. Frank Grimes assistant
professor of speech will attend a
speech conference at the Univei-
sity of Texas tomorrow. The sub-
ject of the conference will be "Edu-
cational Value of the Drama in the
Curriculum of Public Schools and
Mrs. Grimes will be accompanied
to the conference by Dr. Katherine
Boyd and Professor Harlin Shaw
of Hardln-Simnions University.
Tomorrow night they will see
"The Merchant of Venice" as th
guests of the drama department of
the University of Texas Bill Crier
a former McMurry student will
play the romantic lead in the play.
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