The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 1, Ed. 1, Friday, September 14, 1956 Page: 1 of 4
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The War Whoop
McMURRY COLLEGE. ABILENE. TEXAS. SEPTEMBER 14. 1956
McMurry Adds Fifteen
To 1956-1957 Faculty
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Bishop Odd Aithui Hagen of
Stockholm Sweden was awaided
the honoiaiy doctoi of laws do-
AH McMuuy College stu-
dents and faeult mombeis aie
uiged to keep then appoint-
ments on time for having
class pictuies made next week
(Monda y thiough Thuisday
afternoons) for the 1957 Totem
Llovd J o n e s commei cial
photogiuphcr foi the yeaibook
will be set up for the shootings
in the Radfot d Faculty Lounge
from 1 to 5 p m Monday
thiough Thursday Sept. 17-20.
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BEAT THOSE WILDCATS 1 1958 Js chaarlaadars prapara for tha first football gama this week. In
their initial appearance of this schoJ yea will be Dick Countiss. Midland head cheerleader; Vir-
ginia Davis. Panhandle; Ray Martin. 8waetwater; Terry Capps. Ruidoso. N.M.; and Gene Cox. Am-
arillo. (Photo by Lloyd Jones)
DR. WALTER S. LONG
. . . chtmiitry
glee from McMuuy College Sept.
12 at the Ninth Woild Methodist
Confcienic at Lake Junaluska
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The degiee fust evei awaided
by McMun.v to a eitien of a
f neign countiy was eontetied on (
B shop Hagen by Di. Haiold G.
Cioke McMuuy piesident.
I Bishop Hagen holds the MA
degiee fiom Oslo University
bacheloi of thcolog.v fiom the
Methodist Theological Seminary .
at Oslo and the Licentiate in
t Philosophy (equivalent of the
'PhD) fiom Gothenbuig Univer-j
s ty He holds two other honoiary i
degiees the DD fiom De Pauw
Jniveisitv and the doctoi of laws j
degree from the College of Puget
Di. Cooke said that McMuuy
is one of 12 Methodist colleges
' chosen to give this honor.
Fifteen new professors and staff
members have joined the McMur-
ly faculty for the 1956-57 school
year accoiding to Dr. Joe C.
Humphrey academic dean
Newcomers to the McMurry
faculty and .staff are Dr. Walter
S Long chemistry and physics;
Dr. H. M. Tictz biology; Dr. Wil-
liam B. Irwin religion; Charles
M. Morgan art; Robert L Hart
Jr. speech and drama
Also Mrs. Felix H. Rosser
French; Mrs. Earl E. Cockrell
English; Stan Burnham biology;
Farren M. Sadler accounting; Lil-
lian Maxfield Mrs. William K.
Clark and Mrs. Frank Hodges
assistant librarians; Mrs. Joseph
E. Roemcr education; and D. E.
Corlcy and Lee Smith oil insti-
Dr. Long a native of Ohio re-
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i Honors Miss Luker
! As Life Member
Julia Luker professor emeritus
cf English at McMurry College
eceived anothci honoi Monday
' at llu fust meeting of prof:s-ois
in McMurry's division of 1 tier-
I and languages
I Miss Lukei was voted a life
membei emeritus of the division.
A thai tor member of the Mc-
I Mm i faculty when it was or-
ganicd in 15)23 Miss Luker was
uinirman of the letters and lan-
I Miagcs division of the college
when she retired from active
I teaching in June 1954.
! Miss Luker has maintained an
active interest in McMuny and
activities of the letters and lan-
guages division since she retired.
Miss Luker i eceived her BA
and MA degrees at the Univer-
sity of Texas and has completed
mo-t of the work for the PhD
ip Englnh at the state university.
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NEAR COMPLETION Work on the classroom building is wall ahead
of schedule and may ba finishad by Not. 1. li will contain 24 class-
rooms and offices for profassors. Tha girls' dormitory about 40
parcant complatad. will raquira mora tima bacausa it will naad mora
finish work than tha classroom structure.
To Be Elected Soon
Plans for election of ficshman
class officers and class and cam-
pus favorites were announced
Tuesday by the Student Council.
Schedule for ekttions is
Fri. Sept. 21 Petitions due foi
campus favorites (Chief McMuirv
and Reservation Princess)
Tue Spt ? Election of cam-
pus favorites petitions due foi
ficshman officeis; nominations
foi ulass favoules in is meet-
ings Wed.. Sept 26 Run-off elec-
tion of campus favorites
Fu. Sept. 28 Election of
ficshman officeis and class favoi-
Enrollment Expected to
Increase by 10 Per Cent
A "good increase" in enroll-
ment is expected this year ac-
coiding to Registiar Jeiome
McMurry's advince dotnutory
.. ;rivations admission rtque.ts
a'ld other indications point to
'p rhaps a 10 per cent increase
n tegular student eniollment
over last year" Vannoy said.
I'mollment at McMurry last
fall was 786 which was a eeotd
for the college and a 20 per cent
increase over 1955
Want to Work on
Any student who would like
to work on the War Whoop in
any capacity should contact
Gene Davidson as soon as he
can Position are open for
1V.V.S fcatuie and sports re-
pot teis and typists.
Pitvious newspapei expeii-
en?e is nice but not necessary.
Dj idson may be contacted
a tho War Whoop office in the
Quadi angle almost any aftn-
noon A meeting was held Thurs-
day of interested upperclass-
men and a meeting of fiesh-
men will be held Friday at 2
p. m. in the War Whoop office.
Regular staff meetings will
be held each Friday afternoon
during the school year.
Petitions for the Chief and
Princess must contain the signa-
tures of the candidate and 20
bona fide students other than
freshmen Fieshmen are not eli-
gible to vote for th.' two hon-
orets Petition- foi ficshman officers
which include piesident vice-
piesident secietai and Student
Council icpiesentative must con-
tain the sigiidtuic.s of the candi-
dates and 10 bona fide ficshman
All petitions should be turned
in to Peggy Campbell Student
Council sqcietaiy or the office
of Mis Phil Chappell Dean of
Women by 5 p m of the days
they aie due
Garoutte Rank High
Raymond 1. (Bubba) Bynum
Jr of Abilene made the highest
scoie on the American Council
of Education Psychological Test
which more than 200 McMurry
newcomeis took Tuesday after-
noon. Bynum made a score of 99
Top scoie on the English place-
ment test a 178 out of a possible
180 was turned in by Kay Ga-
loutte of Kansas City Mo Rank-
ing second with 172 was Betty
J'ui Lemons of Memphis Other
hi?'i-ianking students on the Eng-
lish test weie Tommy Lou Lenoir
Bieckenndge (168); Bynum (164);
Erbm L Crowell Canadian (163);
and Rebecca Ann Affleck Mc-
Cooke to Speak at
i Formal Opening Tues.
Di Harold G. Cooke will speak
at the foimal opening of McMur-
ly College 1956-57 teim at the
tegular chapel time Tuesday
The faculty will paiticipate in
a processional and iccessional in
full academic regalia
Special music will be furnished
by ths McMuny Chanters. They
' will sing Kipling's "Recessional"
I put to music by de Koven. Melvin
Pollock will be featured as so-
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The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 1, Ed. 1, Friday, September 14, 1956, newspaper, September 14, 1956; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth100982/m1/1/: accessed January 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting McMurry University Library.