The McMurry College War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 30, Ed. 1, Friday, May 12, 1950 Page: 1 of 6
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By itonniK ROBINSON
Favorable weather and a fast
clean hrrnk with the starter's gun
wore the major worries confront-
ing six Texas Conference track and
field tennis here today for the an-
nual college cinder party.
Preliminaries were reeled off
late yesterday afternoon. Finals In'
all events arc 8laUd to begin at H
o'clock thin afternoon on McMur-
Opening rounds In tennta and
golf got under way yesterday
morning with Austin College and
AOC battling it out for golfing
honors and Texns A&T favored t
sweep tennis honors.
College represented In this
afternoon' track artlvltton arc
McMurry host Mchnol Abilene
Christian Austin College South-
western Howard Payne and
Judging from yesterday's pre-
lims AOC and Howard Payne cln-
dermen will fight It out for the
championship this afternoon. How-
ard Payne won the 1948 and IMP
crowns behind the fleet feet of
140 McM Seniors
To Receive Degrees
. R. B. Anderson chairman of. the
State Board of Education will de-
liver the commencement address to
approximately 140 graduates on
May 23 at the college gymnasium.
The services are to begin at 10:00
a.m. according to Miss Julia Lu-
ker professor and head of the
AU seniors arc asked to assemble
on the first walk south of President
hall at 9:30. The line of march for
the processional will be Marshal
Speaker President Candidates for
honorary degrees. Trustees Fac-
ulty May Graduates and August
Graduates. After the address the
seniors will be presented degrees.
The Rev. J. Edmund Klrby pas-
tor of the First Methodist church
at Sweetwater will be the bacca-
laureate speaker at the service to
be held at St. Paul Methodist
church at 11:00 a.m. Sunday May
21. Rev. Kirby is 'a McMurry ex
and former vice president of the
The graduates will assemble in
the recreation room of the church
at 10:15. The line of march for
the processional will be platform
guests May seniors August sen-
iors and faculty.
Indian Band to Appear
On Television Show
The McMurry Indian band will
be the first college band in the
entire Southwest to appear on
television according to plans an-
nounced last week by Raymond T.
Bynum director of the group and
Dr. Harold G. Cooke president of
The band will go to Dallas Sat-
urday for . presentation of a 30-
mlnute television program over
station KRLD-TV there. The pro-
gram will begin at 6 pm Saturday.
In addition to the 6 o'clock tele-
vision program the band la also
scheduled to play an earlier pro-
Alpha Psi Omega Elects
Douglass Grand Director
Barbara Ann Douglass was
elected Grand Director of Alpha
Psi Omega dramatic society at
the group's last meeting.
Other officers chosen for the en-
suing year include: Bob Miller
Grand Business Manager and
Maurice Pulllg stage manager.
Kugene Carter and several other
awlfUiw. A leg Injury suffered ear-
lier In the year may handicap Car-
ter this afternoon as he attempts
his favorite events the 100 and
220 yard dashes.
Coach Vernon Hllllard's McMur-
rians will not be at top strength
unless middle-distance star Rich-
ard Adams recuperates sufficiently
from a pulled muscle suffered
in the Colorada Helays.
Six conference records arc In
danger of being broken In the finals
this afternoon. Howard Payne's
Carter has run 9 5 In the century
THE McMURRY COLLEGE
Final Exams to Begin
Final examinations of the 1949-
50 school year are slated to begin
Monday morning at 8 o'clock and
continue until Saturday at 5:00
Schedule for exams will be aa
fallows: Monday: 1 MWF clam-
es at 8 am. 8 TTS ctaaaea at
Tueaday: 9 TTS classes at 8
am; 8 MWF cutanea at 2 pm.
Wednesday: 1 TTS clauses at
8 am; 11 MWF classes at 2 pm.
Alumni Exes Banquet
Scheduled for May 22
The annual Alumni and Exes
banquet along with a business
meeting is scheduled for May 22
according to Garnet Gracy presi-
dent of the McMurry Exes Asso-
ciation. The banquet will be held in Iris
Graham dining hall at 8:00 o'clock.
All seniors are expected to attend
and be guests of the banquet ac-
cording to Mr. Gracy.
The program will be entertain
ment furnished by members of the
senior class along with the busi-
ness session and the election and
installation of officers states Mr
gram from 4 to 4:30 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon over station
WFAA in Dallas. Although the
KRLD program Is to be televised
it will also be broadcast over that
station's regular schedule.
Another television prorgam is
tentatively scheduled over WFAA-
TV for Sunday. Dr. Cooke will de-
liver a Mother's Day message and
Norma Sechrist James Pollard
and Pat Carter soloists with the
band will present a group of
Mother's Day songs.
Members of the band will stay in
Dallas Saturday night. Sunday
morning the group will present
worship services at two 'Methodist
churches there. The first will be
an early 8 o'clock service at the
Oak Cliff Methodist church and
the second will be the regular 11
o'clock service at the Urban Park
The band will return to Abilene
late Sunday afternoon.
and 20 H In the 220 this season
compared to Ihe conference mnrkn
of 0 ft held by Pete Owens Howard
Payne and 20.6 which he holdn
Other records that may go by
the boards are: 440 relay 42.3 sec-
onds set by Howard Payne HMD;
880-yard run 1:55.3 held by Wil-
son Howard Payne 11130; pole
vault 13 feet '6 Inch act by Paul
Faulkner ACC 1949; high Jump
fl feet 3 Inches held by McMur-
ry's Pobby Williams 19-10; and the
mile relay time of 3:10 2 set by an
ACC foursome 1919.
Abilene. Texas Friday May 12. 1950.
Check Grade System
Thursday: 11 TTS clause at
8 am; 8 MWF classes at 2 pm.
Friday: 10 TTS clause at 8
am; 2 MWF rlamea at 2 pm.
Saturday: S MWF rlamea at
8 am; and 2 TTS clause at 2 pm.
Each examination will last three
hours according to Vannoy. "The
faculty has been asked by the dean
to post students' grades" stated
Vannoy "and grades should be
posted either on the faculty office
door or on class room doors. Grades
will not be mailed to parents from
this office until about the week of
Continuing Vannoy advised stu-
dents to become acquainted with
the grade system. Referring to the
catalogue he pointed out that a
grade of F may be made up only
by repeating the course.
The grade "I" is a temporary
grade indicating that the student
Of 'Macbeth' Given
After five performances of "Mac
beth" by Shakespeare at McMurry
the cast and crew took the play
to Odessa for a performance Sat-
Some 600 people saw the per-
formance of "Macbeth" in Odessa
at the high school auditorium. The
same equipment and setting for the
play was used in Odessa that was
used at McMurry.
Frances Bigony played "Lady
Macbeth" and Rex Mauldln played
"Macbeth" In the cast of 50 char-
acters. Bill Adams head of the
speech department was director
of the play with Barbara Ann
Douglass as assistant director.
For Totem Editor
Grace B. McWhorter junior from
Stanton has been the only one to
file a petition for the position as
editor of the 1050-51 Totem.
No petitions have been filed for
the positions of business manager
of the Totem and business manager
of the War Whoop.
While in high school Miss Mc-
Whorter was art editor of the
school paper and annual. She has
been a member of the Totem staff
for the past two years at McMur-
Iry. She Is an education major.
McM Track Today
Rnch of the marks has been bet-
tered In competition this year with
the exception of the 880-yard run
mu.'k. loon Ijcpnrd ACC's sopho-
more ace has run a 1 :55 A but may
be overshadowed by rnich stars as
McMurry's Richard Adams and
Howard Payne's W. C. Burns.
McMurry's Rill Marine de-
fending high hurdle champion
Is expected to give Howard
Payne'n ace Charlie White a
run fur his money In the hur-
dling event. ACC's Abe Wadley
I (Mtnoldrred a throat In the
low but Mnring and White are
has not completed all of the as-
signments. The grade is given only
when the work completed has been
of a quality acceptable for credit
in the subject. If not made up be-
fore the end of the succeeding sem-
ester the grade automatically be-
comes an F.
To Attend Meeting
At least two education Instruc-
tors from Abilene colleges will
attend a conference of college
teachers of elementary education
at the Driskill Hotel in Austin
Sunday and Monday.
Local teachers who plan to at'
tend are Mrs. Anna Bonds Odell
associate professor of education
and psychology at McMurry Col
lege and Ethel HatcheU elemen
tary education instructor at Har
They were Invited to Austin
through Dr. J. C. Matthews chair
man of the Texas Council of Teach
er Education who has called the
conference for the purpose of
"working out some of the prob-
lems faced by our teacher training
This is to be a joint meeting
of Negro and White college teach
ers of elementary education ac
nnfHInir frt tVio lantaHua nrmrram
released by the Texas Education
Seven Social Clubs
Organize Form MICA
MICA they caU ltl
MICA McMurry Intra-Club As-
sociation is the most recently or-
ganized group on the campus. In
an attempt to sponsor an artist's
program next year the social clubs
have combined efforts. MICA is the
nucleus working group of the clubs.
Comedians pianists violinists
an exact program has not been se-
lected but there'll be four appear-
ances in the Student Life Center
Auditorium next year under the
sponsorship of MICA.
Th project began with an edi-
torial in the War Whoop concern-
ing the student plan of a Bigger
and Better McMurry. The article
suggested the social clubs combine
and sponsor such a program next
year. The primary purpose of this
Coach Vernon Htlltard'a sprint-
ersTommy Tyrrell Bobby Car-
ter Kddle Springer and Franta
Myatl will pick up Indian points
In the sprint relay and sprints.
Bobby Johnson McM Javelin toss-
or la capable of defending hla con-
ference title but may play second-
flddle to ACC'a Faulkner In the
Lea Cowan is McMurry's hope
In the conference weight events
having won the 1948 shot put and
discus crowns. He missed last
year's meet as the result of a
broken arm suffered in football
"AOC and Howard Payne will
battle It out for championship hon-
ors with McMurry running a close
third" was the consensus of spec-
tator in prc-meet gab sessions.
Southwestern along with Austin
College and Texas AAI may prove
surprises In several events this
afternoon but shouldn't take any
honors away from the star-studded
cinder squads of McMurry ACC
and Howard Payne.
Gives Comoro to
McMurry College is now the
possessor of a professional type
speed graphic camera the gift this
week of Mrs. L. M. Touchstone of
Need for the camera was brought
to the attention of Mrs. Touch-
stone by Raymond T. Bynum Mc-
Murry band director. Presented to
the college through the band the
camera will be made available for
other activities particularly for
public relations and publicity he
Flash filter and other equipment
were given with the camera. Its
shutter speeds up to one - thou-
sandth of a second will permit the
photographing of fast action. Joo
Birdwell and Claude Morrison will
use it at the Texas Conference
athletic meet today.
During the past year McMurry
had no camera all pictures of the
college's activities being taken by
Morrison and Birdwell Thurman's
and Reporter-News photographers.
Over a period of time Mrs.
Touchstone has been active in giv-
ing or obtaining gifts for the col-
lege. She Is president of the
Mothers and Dads Club an or-
ganization that presented the col-
lege with Its bus "The Red Drag-
on" a truck and that is sponsoring
the purchase of the Skinner pipe
I organ for the Radford Memorial
Student Life Center.
would be to bring additional cul-
ture to the campus and the sec-
ondary purpose to unite all social
clubs in a common cause.
Officers of MICA are: Elaine la-
bell president Gamma Sigma ; R.
L. Kirk vice-president Kiva; Vir-
ginia Rogers secretary TIP; Jan
Black treasurer Delta Beta Ep-
allon; Frances Hynds publicity
Representatives from each club
include Eddie Hill Klva; Roy Shil-
ling D. G. Porterfleld Ko Sari;
Ben Cockrell Doyle Dean IHR;
Pat Miller Betty Sanderson Kap-
pa Phi; Lanelle Easter Jody Dun-
lap Delta Beta Epsllon; Margaret
Darden Betty Sue Stephens Gam-
ma Sigma; Grace McWhorter and
Nancy Harkey TIP.
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