The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 3, Ed. 1, Friday, September 28, 1951 Page: 2 of 6
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Entered at second class matter August 27
1923 at the Pott Office at Abilene Texas
under Act of March 3 1879
Published w-eMy during the school year Sep
tember through May except for stated vacation
periods by the students of McMurry College
The WAR WHOOP is a member of the Texas
Intercollegiate Press Association and the At
sociated Collegiate Prett
Subscriptoin Rate $1 00 Year
The WAR WHOOP
Friday September 28 1951.
by Will White
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"To respect my country my profession and myself. To be
honest and fair with my fellowmen as I expect them to be
with me. To be a loyal citizen of the United States. To speak
of it with praise and act always as a trustworthy custodian
of its good name. To be a man whose name carries prestige
with it wherever it goes.
"To base my expectations of a reward on a solid foundation
of service rendered. To be willing to pay the price of success
in honest effort. To look upon my work as an opportunity to
be seized with joy and to be made the most of not as a painful
dnidgery to be reluctantly endured.
"To remember that success lies within my own self and in
my own brain my own ambition and my own courage and
determination. To expect difficulties and force my way through
them. To turn hard experience into capital for future struggles.
"To believe in my profession heart and soul. To carry an
air of optimism in the presence of those I meet. To dispel all
temper with cheerfulness kill doubts with strong conviction
nnct reduce action with an agreeable personality.
"To make a study of my business. To know my profession
in every detail. To mix brains with effort and system in my
work to find time to do every needful thing by not letting
time find me doing nothing. To hoard days as a miser does
dollars. To make every hour bring me dividends in increased
knowledge and healthful recreation. To keep my future un-
encumbered with debts. Tc save as well as to earn.
"To cut out expensive amusements until I can afford them.
To steer clear of dissipation and guard my health of body and
peace of mind as a most precious stock in trade.
"Finally to take a good grip on the joys of life. To play the
game like a man. To fight against nothing as hard as my own
weakness and endeavor to give it strength. To be a gentleman
and a Christian so I mav be courteous to man faithful to
friends and true to God."
( Found among the papers of Thomas J. Van Alstyne for-
mer engineering student Cornell University after his death
on the job.)
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"I'm glad to have the opportunity of attending a Christian
institution." We've heard it said often maybe we've said it
ourselves and yet many times it is hard to distinguish Mc-
Muny from any state school.
It is so easy to put other things before spiritual things.
Social activities studying athletics all these are a part of
college. Without them life on the campus would not be com-
plete. But something is missing when we leave Christ out of
our daily lives.
How easy it is to slack off from attending church Sunday
morning. Our excuse last year and the years before was that
"Sunday is the only morning I have to sleep." With no Satur-
day classes now Saturday can be that sleeping day. We say
"I am too busy" but anyone too busy to attend the Lord's
house one morning out of one week is too busy.
Opportunities present themselves everywhere for us
Sunday school church MYF Volunteers Forum Christian
Foundation or in the silence of our own rooms. Each day will
be a better day if we give only a few minutes of it to God. Not
only will we be better individuals but McMurry will be a better
school. Anne Clark Associate Editor.
It has been discussed several
times among the women the ab-
sence of a Are-escape in the dor-
mitoiy. We know the building is
brick and supposed to be fireproof
but the doors and woodwork are
wood. If they caught on fire it
would be hard to get out of the
Several non-attendants of Mc-
Murry have noted this nbseucc of
a fire-escape. The fire department
says that one is required. Why
then did they take it down last
year? (Hesidis the fact that wom-
en used it in emeigencies to leav
or enter the dorm.)
An Interested Student with
a Worried Mother
(Name withheld on request!
KiI.'n Note: Could be that
there was ho much t raffle on the
fire-escape that It Just simply
Yell Leaders Appear
In New Uniforms
Joe Craft head cheer leader
and his assistants Byidie Weat
Jonclle Stovall Deon Martin and
Ken Wyatt made their first ap-
peal ance in new uniforms of ma-
roon and white at the football
game Saturday night in McMurry
The five leaders wore white moc-
casins and white wool turtle neck
sweaters with maroon and white
letters of "McM" on the front.
The boys woie trousers of maroon
wool gabardine and the girls wore
white ciicular skits also of wool
by Sally Owens
In trouble? Need a poster?
Need a program planned? Or just
want to tell your troubles to some-
one? There's one person on the cam-
pus that you can really depend
on -and that's raven-haired Jan
Black who claims she's the only
four-year letterman of the Iris
Graham Memorial Dining Hall.
Jan who prides herself In hav-
ing more troubles than anyone
else says she
has been so
broke that she
once had to
borrow a post-
age stamp to
write home for
A senior stu-
dent from Mc-
Jan Black Lean Jan has
certainly led a busy life while on
the campus of McMurry College.
Major among her many accom-
plishments include being secretary-treasurer
of the Student
Council for two years president of
Delta Beta Epsilon social club for
two years and being selected as
Campus Queen her junior year.
Jan a biology major and art
minor plans to go to Venezuela
to pursue her teaching career. She
also wants to travel extensively
really "see the world."
Her favorite sport is basketball
her favorite type of music classi-
cal. Other things on Jan's list of
likes are ballet and books by men.
With her initiative and enthus-
iasm we're willing to bet that Jan
will realize all her goals in life
and really come out on top.
If you haven't already become
acquainted with Dick Rlchey you
are sure to meet him sooner or
later. He is student council presl-
HB f HH
Kappa Delta Pi Semester
Schedule Opens Oct. 22
The executive committee of Eta
Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta
Pi an honor society of education
has released the following tenta-
tive activity schedule for the com-
ing 1951-52 school year:
Monday Oct. 22 at 5:00 p.m.
1042 Sayles Blvd. Formal In-
itiation of the new members;
speaker: Mr. A. C. Wells su-
perintendent of public schools of
Abilene; business meeting.
Monday Nov. IB O u e a t
speaker: Mr. M. Cunningham
director of curriculum public
schools of Abilene.
Friday Dec. 14 Christmas
party in cooperation with the
Monday Jan. 2ft Round-table
discussion on "Professional Eth-
ics." Monday Feb. 18 Formal in-
itiation of tho new members;
speaker: Miss M. Mays elemen-
tary supervisor public schools
FOR FISH ONLY -Now hear
this Freshmen -Since you have
not already been contaminated
with a spirit of indifference to-
ward college elections we want
to lecture a spell.
TODAY is the day for you to
dent for this year. He is also a
member of FT A and of the Press
Club. Last year he was junior rep-
resentative to the student council
and he was elected junior favorite.
Ho has already lettered three
J ears in basketball and last
year he was named an All-Con-ferenre
player. This will be his
fourth and Anal year tn play for
Versatility would certainly de-
scribe Dick for not only was he
a star athlete
In high school
but was a band
member as well
playing the sax-
ophone and the
all the way to
ana. You may
brought him all that distance -wo
have Frank Akers to thank for
persuading Dick to come to Mc-
Murry. Akers also from Lebanon
was formerly basketball coach
here at McM.
Before coming to McMurry
Dick attended Indiana Univer-
sity where he was a member of
Sigma Chi fraternity. While at
the university he participated
In freshman basketball.
Although not a native Texan
Rlchey says he wants to stay In
Texas and coach basketball. His
minors are math and history.
Tall blond and handsome Dick
Richey started his career young
at the age of one year he won a
Dick Richey has made many
valuable contributions to McMur-
ry and although the Yankees
aren't usually too popular down
here in confederate territory he's
one of whom we're really proud.
of Abilene; business meeting.
Monday March 24 Guest
speaker: Mr. B. Rotschlld stu-
dent representative executive
council Kappa Delta Pi.
Saturday April 19 Spring
Monday May 0 Last meeting
of the school year election and
installation of officers.
The chapter theme for the year
is "Professional Ethics."
The Eta Epsilon chapter at Mc-
Murry College was Initiated on
May 18 1951 and the officers of
the chapter are: Juri Velio Nou
president; Virginia Rogers vice-
president; Jimmie LouUe Davis
secretary; Dean W. B. McDaniel
treasuter; Florence Blansit historian-reporter.
The counselor of the
chapter is Dr. A. W. Hunt head
of the department of education
and phychology at McMurry
turn In petitions for your candi-
dates for Class of '55 officers.
Have you turned in one? Maybe!
Maybe not! But it's not too late
to see the error of your way. Oct
on the ball. . . . Now who wouh'"
make a good freshman vice-presi-.
dent Oh! I know. . . . Well then
get his signature on a petition
sign it yourself and collect more
endorsees and turn it In to Dean
W. B. McDaniel or Jan Black sec-
retary of the Student Council.
NOW that wasn't so difficult
was it? And Just think you (little
ole you) have taken a part in Mc-
Murry student government. And
just think also you've done some-
thing that plenty of upperclass-
men before you were too uncon-
cerned to do In fact you're a
wheel. You need a medal. Here
THAT petition was only half
your Job though Fish there's t
be an election. It comes up Tue. J
day after assembly SEE!!!!!!!!r
Don't be askecred "Come ona our
house" located in the dean of
women's office on the first floor
of the Ad building. The Student
Council can't give an ice cream
cone to every Slime who votes
but we will appreciate it because
we know you will be helping to
build a lively and progressive
PERSONALLY Fish your spirit
as a whole thus far Is far better
than mine was I didn't petition.
I didn't vote and I did very little
watching. Not that I didn't want
to. I just figured they didn't need
me but McM needs everyone.
Yeah!!! You too!
YOU'VE probably heard that
old saying that "There are too
many chiefs and not enough In-
dians" but that axiom doesn't
hold Hue here. We need chiefs-
leaders hustlers doers for a dy-
namic McMurry- -Sic 'em Boy!
Back in the Files
Reprinted from May 9 1931 Issue
of the McMurry War Whoop
"All for McMurry" is the motto
in the family of "Big Mitch" four-
year star and all-T.I.A.A. man of
the Indian football squad.
And "Mitch" does have a family
now the charming Mrs. Orlo
Mitchell who was formerly Miss
Corlnne McReynolda and student
of McMurry and 2-month-old Orlc "
Jr. who is the school's newest -0
In answer to the War Whoop
reporter's request for a photo-
graph and a word picture of the
school's prospective student Mrs.
Mitchell writes: "He is all that
anyone could wish for in a sweet
baby boy. Orlo Jr. weighed seven
pounds when he was born and now
weighs nine. This rapid Increase
in weight is due to the enormous
appetite of this young man. Every
three hours he awakes and starts
his chubby little arms waving
demanding that he be fed. The
cutest thing about him is the dim-
ple in his chin which means he
is going to look very much like
his daddy. He has big blue eyes
and a little turned up nose."
"Perhaps the most remarkable
thing about this boy Is that he is
a non-crying baby. If any of the
boys have said 'Poor Mitch walk-
ing the floor all night' they're
mistaken. He is a wonderful child
And then the baby was inter-
viewed. All bathed and fed tucked
in his snowy white bed and "salted
down" in powder he had little to
say. But the blinks and the smile
and the sighs suggested that he
was very satisfied.
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