The Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. XXXXV, No. 6, Ed. 1, Friday, October 25, 1957 Page: 1 of 4
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ALEXANDER SPRUNT JR.
The Dorm Council which is
the governing body of the wom-
en's dormitory is preparing a
constitution making the council
Three members of the council
were selected by the president of
the council Vivian Chandler to
work on the constitution with
the aid of Mrs. James Vardaman
dean of women and Mr. Bobby
Parker dean of students. They
are Patty Eads Kathryn Weedon
and Linda Harbour.
Officers of the council are Viv-
ian Chandler senior from Dallas
president; Loretta Jenkins jun-
ior from Beaumont parliamen-
tarian; Patty Eads senior from
Chillicothe secretary; Mary Etta
Lawrence sophomore from Ker-
mit reporter; Kathryn Weedon
sophomore from Denton histo-
rian. Other members of the council
are Louise Ham junior from
Lazbuddie; Earlina Crawford
junior from Dallas; Carol Mus-
sett senior from San Antonio;
Linda Harbour junior from Carl-
ton; Bettie Helen Skinner fresh-
man from Paris and Janice Ford
freshman from Olton.
These officers with the excep-
tion of the freshman were elect-
ed by the women of the dorm
during the spring semester of
The council will enforce the
rules and regulations of the dor-
mitory. Any member of the dor-
mitory who breaks these rules
will appear before Mrs. Varda-
man and the council to plead her
The HOWARD PAYNE COLLEGE
HPC's 'Operation ABLE7
Pushes Anti-Beer Drive
Howard Payne students have
organized in an attempt to keep j
beer out of Brownwood. The or-
ganization has assumed the j
name ABLE. !
This "Anti-Beer Legalization
Effort" has organized several
committees including telephone
parade publicity and finance to
direct work preceding the forth-
coming election in the city.
ABLE is headed by two faculty (
members and two students of the '
college. Faculty members are I
Miss Bettye Jo Reed and Missl
Recreation Center j
Is Being Planned l
Plans for a recreational build-;
ing are being formulated for the i
students of Howard Payne Col- j
Dr. Guy Newman president of j
the college has appointed a com-
mittee of students to work with
him. They are Pat Craus chair-
man; Homer Stevens and Mar-
The purpose of the committee
is to investigate the methods of
helping raise needed money for
the recreation building.
By EUGENE FLEMING
A psychologist told me a few
days ago that there is a thing
called "attention span."
Well me and my own atten-
tion span get along pretty well
but sometimes it deserts me. At
such times there is nothing to
do but take a break fiom that
grueling task called "study." As
I wander around during those
little breaks I see some interest-
ing things and just thought you
might be interested in th.m too.
In fact I have come to this
conclusion: There are several
courses being taught and club
meetings being held which are
not listed in the academic sched-
ule nor are they found in the
BROWNWOOD. TEXAS. FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 1957
Mary Price. The student leaders
are Don McMahan and Carol
Puma. These leaders have made
several plans for the organiza-
BBA Students to
Hear Mrs. Strony
Business students of Howard
Payne College are to hear Made-
line S. Strony educational direc-
tor of the Gregg Publishing Di-
vision of McGraw-Hill Book
Company October 28.
She will speak at a banquet at
7:30 p.m. in the small dining
room of the HPC women's dor-
mitory. Reservations at $1.50 a
ticket can be made with Dr. C.
O. Mitchell chairman division of
business Howard Payne College.
She will address the students
of the college at 9 and 11-40 a.m.
Mrs. Strony has given a num-
ber of demonstrations in the bus-
iness field and is co-author of
three books for secretaries.
She is a graduate of New York
University is a charter member
of Alpha chapter of Delta Pi Ep-
silon is a member of the Na-
tional Secretaries Association and
a member of the Transcription
calendar of the week's activities
but they go on just the same.
For example a certain group
of young men have a self-perpetuation
class called "How to
Say Much About That Which
You Know Little." The second-
semester course in this subject
will be called "How to Say It
Long and Loud."
The last time I audited the
class the discussion was about
bears. Carl had heard something
about a Kola bear.
"You nut" cried a half-dozen
voices "surely you have refer-
ence to the polar bears that live
in Ecuador. They ride around on
icebergs looking for empty to-
mato cans" finished one.
"I understand that if they do
not go to the regular polar bear
meetings they will be sent to the
ARTHUR A. ALLEN
tion to do all that is possible to
keep the city dry.
Dr. Lewis N. Stuckey pastor
of the Tyler Street Methodist
Church Oak Cliff is to be the
speaker at an anti-beer rally on
October 27. The rally will be con-
ducted at the Coggin Avenue
Baptist Church at 4 p.m.
Dr. Stuckey will speak on
"Why Oak Cliff Was Voted Dry
and How." He has stated that
three things that helped the city
of Oak Cliff to vote dry were the
mass meetings at Cliff Temple
Baptist Church interest on the
part of the people and the youth
The rally is open to any mem-
ber of the city or college who
wishes to participate in keeping
Jim Gordon President
Of HPC Curtain Club
At the weekly meeting of the
Curtain Club officers were elect-
ed to head the club activities.
Piesident is Jim Gordon with
three vice presidents serving un-
der him Jim West Charles Han-
cock and Linda Harbour. Secre-
tary is Patty Eads the treasurer
See CURTAIN CLUB Page 4
tiopics when they die" chimed
Jim aked "What do they talk
about at those meetings"'"
"Jim. I thought you wete
smarter than that" chided Joe.
"You know polar bears do not
talk. They just sit there and
grunt at each other. The biggest
bear grunts loudest because
imiy of the bears lefuse to come
to the meeting."
"I can even tell you what he
grunts most about" bragged
Ron. "Some of those polar bears
horde up their tomato cans and
will not donate them to thq big
polar bear and his cronies."
I must confess I was ashamed
to be so ignorant on such a sub-
ject so before anyone noticed I
was not contributing I sneaked
First Program Is
Set for October 29
A selection of five topnotch
films has been scheduled for the
1957-58 program of the Audubon
Screen Tours presented by How-
ard Payne College and the Na-
tional Audubon Society.
The series will open October
29 with a film entitled "Cypress
Kingdom" narrated by Alexan-
der Sprunt Jr. of Charleston
S.C. staff representative of the
National Audubon Society.
Other films and narrators in-
clude "High Horizons" present-
ing the plant and animal life of
the eastern slopes of the Rockies
described by William Ferguson
cartoonist-lecturer from Omaha
Neb. December 9; "Animal at
Night" narrated by Howard
Cleaves of Staten Island N.Y.
"East and West from Hudson
Bay" a film on birds narrated
by Arthur A. Allen professor at
Cornell University February 27
and "Pastures of the Sea" de-
scribed by Bartram Cadbury of
Farmington Conn. March 27.
The public is invited to attend
the programs all scheduled for
7:30 p.m. in Mims Auditorium on
the Howard Payne campus.
There will be no admission
charge Dr. Z. T. Huff Howard
Payne dean said.
Plans Are Started
The junior class is preparing a
Varsity Show to be presented at
7:30 p.m. November 21. The pro-
gram will be presented in the
Coggin Theater on Daniel Baker
The Varsity Show will be di-
luted by Dr. McDonald Held
head of the division of speech
and the junior sponsor. He has
stated the show will be a Negro
The committees that have been
formulated are: props and scen-
ery Louise Hamm and Jim Gor-
don; tickets and publicity. Bob
Childress and costumes Martha
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The Howard Payne College Yellow Jacket (Brownwood, Tex.), Vol. XXXXV, No. 6, Ed. 1, Friday, October 25, 1957, newspaper, October 25, 1957; Brownwood, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth102685/m1/1/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Howard Payne University Library.