The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 4, Ed. 1, Friday, October 6, 1950 Page: 1 of 6
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DEDICATION OF TIIK RADFORD MEMORIAL STUDENT
IJFE CENTER Wednesday will highlight the entire dedication
program of $4 million of property and endowment of McMurry
college. Tuesday and Wednesday have been set as Dedication
Volume XXVIII. McMurry College Abilene Texas Friday October 6 1950
Debt of Estes Colony
Cleared at Dedication
Estes Village will be formally
dedicated next Tuesday Oct. 11
In conjunction with the opening
ceremonies of the Radford Memo-
rial Student Life Center.
This group of houses was con-
structed In 1946 when the influx
of veterans necessitated the con-
struction of adequate housing J"or
them and their families.
The Estes Village covers an area
of ten and one-half acres which
was purchased by McMurry at a
cost of $10500. The dwellings sit-
uated east of the main campus
were furnished by the government
and labor going into their construc-
tion was furnished by the college.
The houses were formerly medical
barracks at Camp Barkeley.
The trailer-type houses were
Who's Who Election
Slated Next Week
Election of McMurry candidates
for "Who's Who in American Col-
leges and Universities" is slated
for next Friday reports W. B.
Ten students arc eligible for
these positions which are based
on personality leadership scholar-
ship and potentiality.
Faculty members will select
twenty junior and senior students
this afternoon. This list of twenty
will be presented to the student
body for their selection of the ten.
Music Listening Labs
Extends Invite to All
Large numtters of McMurry stu-
dents are taking advantage of the
music listening labs now being
conducted by the division of fine
arts according to Dr. Richard C.
von Ende chairman of the division.
The labs are held in connection
with classes in music appreciation
and students in those classes are
required to attend. Other students
are invited to attend the listening
period said Dr. von Ende.
Time for the lab period has been
set at 4 to 5 o'clock Tuesday Wed-
nesday and Thursday afternoons
in the rehearsal studio in the fine
Vi -f j3""1
finished lirttt and Gene Petty a
freshman veteran nan the first
occupant of the village. The re-
mainder of the houses were fin-
ished by Christmas of '46.
Oliver A. Bush was installed as
supervisor and has held that posi-
tion for the last five years. Accord-
ing to Mr. Bush the village has
never had a vacant dwelling during
The total facilities of the village
consist of 23 two-bedroom houses
seven three-bedroom houses five
expandable trailers and 15 stand-
ard type trailers.
There is aiso a community laun-
dry and a bathhouse.
The total outlay represents an
Investment of $126000 which will
bo cleared from the books during
this fiscal year.
The Village was named nfter
Mrs. Jane Estes of Monahans who
contributed a large part of the
funds for construction of the hous-
Civic Music Presents Bass
Jerome Hincs Metropolitan Op-
era bass currently on his second
nationwide concert tour will ap-
pear In McMurry's new Radford
Memorial Student Life Center next
Thursday Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. Hines'
appearance will be the first pro-
gram in the new 1300-seat audito-
rium. Hines who is to be in Abilene
as part of the Civic Music Asso-
ciation series has been an out-
standing member of the Metropoli-
tan since his debut in 1946. Twenty-eight
years old he hails from
At eighteen while studying
chemistry and mathematics at
the University of California at
Los Angeles he made his pro-
fessional bow with the Civic
Light Opera Company of that
city singing with John Charlea
Thomas. As a result of this per-
formance he wan engaged while
still a sophomore at UCLA by
10000 Expected to Attend
Two Day McM Dedication
Highlight "f lnc two-day dedioa-
t.on which begins Tuesday is the
loinril opening of the $600000
Radford Memorial Student Life
Tin formal opening In sched-
iiIimI fur 2:80 Tuesday with the
dedication of I lie building Mated
fur 1 1 Wednesday morning.
Clashes will bo discontinued
TiicmI-iv -it noon and not resumed
unt 1 Thuisday morning lepoits
V. R. McDuiiel dean in older for
(Indents to attend the dedication
See Page 8
Tor Dedication Program
Methodist bishops churrh lead-
ers prominent citizens parents are
all expected to be in the crowd of
Invitations were sent to students'
Monday Oct 9 Assembly.
Tuesday and Wednesday Oct.
10 and 11 Dedication.
Thursday. Oct. 12 Civic Mu-
sic Association program featur-
ing Jerome I lines bans.
Friday Oct. IS Gamma Sig-
Saturday Oct 14 Football
game at Klngsvlllo with Texas
Band Chanters Plan
Busy Schedule for Week
Students and faculty members
in McMurry'a division of fine arts
have a busy schedule before them
In connection with next week's
The Indian band and the Chant-
ers will perform Tuesday night at
the fine arts program to be pre-
sented in the new Radford Memo-
rial Student Life Center. Others
to be on that program will be
Charles F. Wootton Howard Wil-
kins and Gypsy Younger.
the San Francisco Opera Com-
pany for the following season.
10000 people at the dedication next
Tuesday and Wednesday
parents ministers In the Northwest
conference presidents of colleges
donors to Mr.Murry and other
prominent figures of West Texas
says Dr. Harold G. Cooke presi-
dent. All dent will be lifted from
McMurry at this dedication of
$4 million of roM'iiy and en-
dowment to the glorification of
(SikI he added.
Petitions Due Today
For Chief McM Queen
Petitions for Chcif McMurry and
Campus Queen should be submitted
by 5 this nftcrnoon to Jan Black
secretary of the student council
announces Joe Harrison president.
Elections of class favorites is
scheduled for class meetings im-
Theme of Floats
For Parade Changed.
Plans for the floats in the Home-
coming parade have been changed.
Hollis Robtson vice-president of
the Student Council said Tuesday
that each organization on campus
would build its float as it liked.
The idea of designating years
was discarded as difficult to pre-
pare and follow through.
Joe Harrison president of the
Student Council urges all the
freshmen to begin thinking about
painting up for the Homecoming
game. This is a tradition that he
is especially eager to carry out well
Miss Mary Ellen Hayes as-
sistant professor of organ and
piano Mill play organ music on
the rotunda of the new building
after the Initial program to he
held at 2:80 p.m. Tuesday.
The Chanters under Dr. Richard
C. von Etulc. and the McMurry
band directed by Raymond T. By-
num will provide a musical setting
for the formal opening of the Stu-
dent Life Center at 2:30 p.m. Tues-
( ' tinued on P-.ge 21
By the time he received his B.A.
degree in 1013 he had nppeared
as soloist at the Hollywood Bowl
and with the Los Angeles Philhar-
Winner of the Metropolitan Op-
era $1000 Caruso award Hines
has been labelled by the New York
Times as "one of the most gifted
of the young American urtlsts."
Thursday night's concert will bo
open only to those who hold mem-
bership cards in the Abilene Civic
Music association. Memberships
were sold last spring and none
are available at present according
to A. C. Greene publicity director
for the group. Membership cards
are transferrable he added and
members not attending the pro-
gram may loan their card to some-
A meeting of the Hoard of Trus-
tees will launch the activities Tues-
day morning at 10. To conclude
festivities a b.irbecue will be held
Wednesday at 12:30.
featured speakers for dedication
ceremonies include Hishop A. Frank
Smith Dr. Hay N. Johnson Bishop
II. A. Boaz Hishop Charlea C.
Selecman Bishop Paul E. Martin
Bishop W. Angle Smith and Bishop
William C. Martin.
mediately after assembly Monday.
Balloting for Chief and Queen will
also begin in the office of the dean
of women at the same time Monday.
Petitions for those two positions
should contain at least 20 names
.said Harrison. It lb not necessary
to h.ive the signature of the can-
didate he added.
Those elected will be revealed in
coronation ceremonies at Home-
coming Ftiday Oct. 20.
Of First Class
A first class or "excellent" rating
has been awarded the War Whoop
by the Associated Collegiate Press.
Twenty-four other college week-
lies in the nation of a 500-990 en-
rollment were given the same iat-
ing. Only four papers received the
highest and the next award In line
Excellent ratings were especial-
ly noted in news coverage feature
stories news leads headline sched-
ules page make-up. editorial page
column and make-up sports dis-
play. Spring semester papers edited
by Robin Tibbets and Frances
Hynds were used for judging.
Film Society Gives
Next Movie Oct J 7
The Film Society will give its
first show of the series Tuesday
Oct. 17. and will present one each
Tuesday thereafter for the rest of
the semester announces Stanley
Seatnn student diiector.
The new .screen will be as large
as the one in the Paramount Thea-
ter and the new sound equipment
wi' sure proper sound.
' . ley added that the directors
an jping to continue the series
next semester selling enough to
buy McMurry its own motion pic-
ture camera to make campus
Press Club to Hold
Press club members will hold
their first meeting of the year this
nftcrnoon at 2 o'clock In the west
lounge of the dining hall reports
Joe Birdwell president.
This meeting will be held to
organize and to discuss the chapel
program Press club .sponsors In
November he adds.
Make-up Date Set
For Totem Pictures
Make-up day for Totem pictures
will be held in November an-
nounces Grace McWhorter Totem
editor. Those who did not have
pictures made or who want them
re-made will be notified later as
to the date.
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