McMurry War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 12, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 14, 1940 Page: 1 of 4
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Queen And Her
Court Presented by
Tonight at eight o'clock the an-
nunl coronation ceremony of the
campus queen and the presenta
tion of the class favorites will take VM&iflW DaciiIc
place in the Radford Memorial CCUOn KCUIIS
Auditorium. Theme of the occasion There will lie n run-off be-
is to be kept a secret until tonight. I tween R o nc 1 Thomas and
According to Woodrow Jackson Gwen Owons. Polls close at
who is president of the class In
charge this will be the most un
usual coronation in the history of
the school Bolides the revelation
of the queen three of the favor-
ites will be announced. The fresh-
man class favorite will be pre
sented but her identity is genet-1
Each of the favorites will be
presented by her own class. All I
presentations will bo along the
coronation theme. As an added at-
traction Buck Mundy will be of-1
ttcially presented as the 1940-41
Chief McMurry. I
Her majesty will be one of these
four girls Jcano Robinson Doris
tS Gr" ZJ1 A0"'
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in the ceremony.
Cand.datcs tor senior favorite
are Nelle Smith and Virginia
Long. Sophomore nominees include
Ann Doss Jeane Robinson Lucilee
Grimes Tommy Lou Yoakum. In
tho race for junior favorite are
Doris Merrill Margaret Wall
Roncl Thomas Mildred Buck and
Frances Lawl'.s. Gwen Owens was
elected freshman favorite. Other
nominees were Hazel Thomas Ma-
rian Jacobs Lucille Folliard John-
nie Brookshire "Sis" Cornelius
Dickie Dane Emmons Thclma
Franz and Robbie Rayc Lee.
As A Student Thinks
The world remembers with fa-
vor not those n ho grasp for
themsches but those whd
give for others.
A Year And
Santa Claus will need a whole
fleet of sleighs as well as influ-
ence with the Army and Navy
officials and particular influence
with certain young ladies and
gentlemen in order to fulfill the
wishes of the McMurry students
Their ideas of gifts range all
the way from negro dolls and tri-
cycles to jobs boy and girl
Duke Lefors Bill Ellington
who is by the way from Lefors
Texas thinks it would be very
obliging of Santa Claus if the old
gentleman would assure him of
his life's ambition when he fin-
ishes school this ambition being
cither to run an elevator or take
Harvey Penncr's place at McMur-
ry. Duke would also appreciate
a bicycle girl friend and a li-
brary full of book money.
Billie Rowland is very thought
ful of others in her Christmas
wishes. She wants two boy
friends with a friend each the
first two are for her room mate
and myself so that we won't have to
sit at home; and the last two are
for Billie. who likes variety. She
would also like to have a job with
big pay. clothes luggage and
Dr. Mcrs our newly married
ecience professor wants a raise
in salary because he docs not be-
lieve in the old theory that two
can live as cheaply as one. He
says ho could use a new car and
a shotgun along with the raise.
Dick Antilley's wishes arc of a
MMuttt Wat Wfysam
two o'clock. Vote today.
Debaters Leave To
Meet At Ada Okla.
A debating team from McMurry
college left Thursday at noon for
Ada Oklahoma where they will
tako part In the PiKappa Delta
invitational speech tournament
during the weekend.
n.i. i-i..j. bl.. ah
Am.e Rose Holler
Virginia Long Larry Scarborough'
Sonny Bentley Harvey Cromwell
of fto dcpartmcnt i. !'
Garnet Gracey will also compete
in the original oratory and in ra-
dio speaking. Miss Holler will take
part in the girl's radio speaking;
Miss Long will do poetry inter-
pretation; Bentley will compete in
the radio speaking and Scarbor-
ough will enter the extemporane-
Subject for debate is: Resolved
That the Nations of tho western '
hemisphere should form a pcrma- wcre Wests of the occasion. Dean
ncnt union. A debate team formed BoEcr president of the Lions club
by Gracey and Allison in a recent was in charge of the meeting
tournament at San Marcos won i Arriving in San Antonio last
five debates out of six. Allison was Friday night O. P. Thrane nt-
given a rating of excellent as an tended a meeting of Church Re-
individual speaker. I Inted Colleges.
rather practical nature a record
player the stories of all the fa-
mous operas and their authors
(which can be found at a down
town book shop hint! hint!) all
the records of these operas and
a horse and saddle.
Johnny Harper wants an over-
night bag (ask him about this)
a package of chewing gum hair
oil and a sweet girl in whom he
can confide isn't that nice!
France Middagh is very anxious
for Santa Claus to persuade Uncle
Sam to let Jack Stovall come home
Christmas. If not an airplane
would suffice so she could go to
Jackson Lord the Simon Lc-
grec of the Speech Department is
going to Mexico City and wants
Saint Nicholas to find him a blue-
eyed Spanish senorita. Inez Franz
just wants Santa to come to see
her and stay awhile. She thinks
she would enjoy the old fellow's
Tennessee Bob Shelton wants a
map and broom for "Lefors" so
he will keep their room clean. Oth
er items on his list of gift
"wants" are a train ticket home
cowboy boots and hat a blonde
a brunette and a red-head and
most of all a record of "The New
San Antonio Rose" to take home
with him bo that he will not be
homesick for the wide open spaces
while he is in the hills of Tennes
Rosemary Carlton would like for
the Navy to come home. Also
she's like a Scotty dog fur coat
CHOSEN FIRST FOOTBALL QUEEN
McM Faculty And
Very Busy This Week
Dale N. Morrison and Dean
Roger left yesterday to attend the
Texas Athletic Association in Dal-
las. They planned to stay in the
The meeting began last night
and will adjourn sometime today.
"The Texas athletic association
has two sources of government"
says Deun R. G. Roger. "These
two governments consist of a fac-
ulty and a coaching staff. The
faculty regulates the rules re-
quirements of both football and
basketball. It might bo interesting
to know that each coach has no
the regulations of rules1
and requirements. All matter of
government is regulated by the
faculty. The coaching staff will
regulate the basketball schedule
this spring and the football sched-
ule for next fall."
Dr. Frank L. Turner left last
Wcdnesdav mornlmr to nttmH
mnny district steward meetings
over the Mecthodist conferences
na he could. At each meeting he
attended. Dr. Tumor nnnti .
. McMurry College. Last'
rroay. ms "t meeting was in
pli"view and he went to Lubbock
Saturday. Sunday he preached in
Clovis New Mexico. Monday of
this week ho was in Amnrilin.
Tuesday and Wednesday he was in 1
Wichita Falls; Thursday he
preached at Quanah and came back
to Abilene Thursday night.
A meeting of the Abilene Lion's
club was held Thursday nitht at!
7:30 at the Hilton Hotel to hear I
the first international vicepresi-
dent of the Lions club George R.
Gordon. Representatives from
Sweetwater Roscoc and Merkcl
J. G. Hollis would be satisfied
with a part in the next play and
fifty excused chapel cuts would
n't we alll
Grace Foster thinks there is
nothing quite like cowboy boots
record players McMurry coveralls
and leather belts.
Bob Ghormlcy is spending the
holidays in the lab and hopes Santa
can find him there to bring him a
bicycle a good looking woman
and a thorough knowledge of
with money who is not a jitterbug
and an oil well.
Nelle Smith is also concern-
ed with the Navy's Christmas
leave particuarly the Naval Air
Corps. She would be happy about
the whole thing if Santa would ar-
range for her a camera fur coat
and a few more little things.
Red Watkins is searching for
a room mate who will keep his
room clean and a Ford convertible
Tommie Lou Yoakum is looking
for a dream prince good looking
wealthy and the owner of a Pack-
aid convertible and she also wants
this miracle man to give her
10 Karat diamond for tho correct
finger of tho left hand.
Bud Wheeler would be satisls
ilea witn a uuiova watch a new
suit and a negro doll.
Mary Jo Russell wants a radio
a race horse a hand carved sad
die and food with no calorics in
Sounds like a pretty big order
eh Santa? Merry Christmas
Making Dreams Come
True At Grace
Several years ago an earnest
group of Christian men and women
who felt a zeal for lost souls join-
ed together in the hope of estab-
lishing a Mcthdlst Mission in Abi-
lene. They dreamed made plans
and worked endlessly toward their
goal. Thirteen of the original
workers are still there giving
freely of their time and money to
insure fuither progress and de-
velopment In this worthy cause.
It has grown from a mission to
Grace Methodist Church and is
making definite strides every day. I
The members of this Church are I
doinK nn .C81pec"f. f'nc piccof
wurK in giving ifiuiauuii (.ruiiiuiK
and guidance to chldrcn who come
there from underprivileged homes.
Many McMurry students arc
joining hands with this faithful
group in bringing Christmas joy
to many of the homes from which
these shildrcn come. (Won't you
'Ik Chalice" Wfll Be
Subject For Vesper
Service In Wigwam
Immediately after the Chanter
nrntrram Sunriav vpnlnir n uMnpr
service will be held in the Wig-
warn. The first few minutes of the
service will be devoted to rccrea-
tion singing and refreshments
pop corn balls and apples. The
irrouj will then inter into a ser-
vice of worship built around "Tho
Chalice" in which an effort will
be made to establish in each in-
dividual experience an awareness
of the suffering of fellow students
over the world and a personal
identification with that suffering.
on Future Work
Rev. Bruce Meador super-nn-
limited Methodist preachei wns
the speaker for the Ministerial Fo-j
rum in its regular meeting in the I
Wigwam Tuesday evening. Speak-
ing on the subject "If It Were to
Do Over after forty Years lie
stressed the value of a literary
education Bible study piayer
God-called ministry and a passion
for souls. He said "I hope that
God has called you and that you
have not chosen the ministry.
Working for the souls of men is
the most enjoyable task we can
Roy Patterson vice-president
introduced the speaker nnd an- n charge of the evening service
nounced that Rev. Ray Johnson"' nt the First Methodist Church
evangelist for tho West Terns I which is one of the largest church-
Conference would bo the speaker ' " the Southwecst Texas Con-
at the next meeting Dec. 17.' fcrenco. Dr. L. W. Spellman is
Royce Woniack president was in' pastor nnd received his D.D. de-
charge of the business session in C00 rom McMurry several rears
which it was decided to postpone i aK-
any sort of social event until after Sunday morning the Band was
the Christmas holidays. Others! jn charge of the worship service
present were: Al vis Cooley Darris I ut the Wesley Chapel which is
Egger D'Rhea Allison. Dunne lhc negro Methodist Church of
Bruce Cloy Carpenter Marvin thut city. The cnureh lhcre is du.
Mcnefee Cecil Hardaway nndin a v.rv outstandinir niece of
Philos Observe Bible
Day at Regular Meet
Bible Day was observed by the
Philos at their regular meeting
Monday December 9.
Bruce Barton's The Man Nobody
Knows was reviewed by Frances
Head. Guyndoline Nelson ten-
dered It Came Upon a Midnight
Clear as a trombone solo accom-
panied at the piano by Elipabeth
Final plans were mado for the
Christmas tree on Monday De-
cember 1C at the Wootcn Hotel
At tho next meeting January
13 all members will answer roll
call with a civil right guaranteed
by our constitution.
DECEMBER 14 1940
.rt .; ' ' &
MEm m il
NELLE SMITH McMurry's First Football Queen
Chanters To Present
A Rainbow of sunbeams softly' in tho Radford Memorial Auditori
filter through the massive stained um by the Chanters at 5:30.
windows oi me Latnortrai ana set-
ties upon the choir lot. Old oak
benches rear their heads upward I
in an cffoit to reach the light of
heaven. On every brenth of nir
soft voices are swelling nnd ebbing
to the strains of a beautiful mel-
ody. This is the setting of the Sunday
evening vesper service to bo given
VTHJin f) L A 1
V IV11S DnUlCllGS UUt
Gives Programs Sun.
In San Angelo
The Volunteer Mission Band en;
larged its territory of scivice by
rendering programs at four Meth-
odist churches in Sun Angelo Sun-
day. Members of the group were
. !.: ;. it...i
building with the aid of the First
Methodist Chuich. The morning
service at tho Trinity Methodist
church and tho evening service at
the Bethel church were both given
by the McMurry group. The theme
of the services was "Meditation on
the Cross." Those presenting tho
programs were: Edith Sanders
Ray Elliot D'Rhca Allison Doris
Meadows Alvis Cooley Darris
Egger nd Royce Womack.
The mission Band is doing
splendid work by carrying these
programs to tho various churches.
Several churches in the Northwest
Texas Conference have been via
itcd by tho group and churches In
the near-by conferences have rec-
ognized the band. The programs to
San Angelo wcre tho first church-
I cs visited in other conferences.
.f . .
The . for this Christmas
Vesper of Sacred Music will bo:
Prelude: Sonata No. II "Adngio
Beethoven nrr. by Cain
"Softly Now the Light of Day". ..
Mnribcl Rnlwrts. Dorothy Nell
Iloyce Livon Baker Lcnoro
"The lord's Pinyer" Malottc
Rupert Phillips Jr.
"Beautiful Savior" Christinnsen
"Savior of the World" .. . Pears
"Ave Marin" Bach-Gounod
"Prayer" From Cavalaria Rus
ticana by Mascagni
"Glory to God in the Highest'
"O Lord Most Holy" Riegger
"The Lord Is My Shepherd"
"O Divine Redeemer" Gounod
"Grent and Glorious" Haydn
"The Swan" Saint-Saens nrr.
"Rejoice Greatly Oh Daughter of
Zion" .Messiah by Handel
'There Shall a Star"
'0 Holy Night" . ..
. . Adam
To Be Sent To
Next week there will be pub- zi MornsttU Inez Franz Ains-
lished and sent to the mothers and ' woith Gates Doris Men ill Junius
Dads of McMurry students and to! Bunts Suo Bynum Minnie Lee
people who are interested in Mc- Strain Ray Ileiimngton Betty
Murry the McMurry Surview. This1 Ruth Mornson Wood Butler Al-
papcr is published by the Student ton McCully Mildrid Buck Clur-
council of Religious Activites and ence Collins Genevieve Thompson
includes a summary of nil religious' Frnnkie Jo WiKon Doris Dawson
activities of the year up until the Madeline Lilly Edith Sanders Ha-
prescnt time. It explains the or- zU Thomas Hurried Rosson Eve-
ganlzation and the function of the lyn Stallings Irene Stark Mary
S.C.A.R. and lists a personnel. Tho Jo Russell Grate Foster Grata
major purpose of tho Surview is' Jeter Jnmva Day Sue Duval!
to establish a personal contact! Graco Thurston Sam Darby Ro-
with Mothers and Dads of McMur-1 bert Branson Jennie Tate. Julia
ry Students and to enlist their
support for the religious activities.
O'Brien Is Main
Nolle Smith's coronation as foot-
ball queen was surprise presenta-
tion and climax of the annual
football banquet held Friday night
nt the ballroom of Hotel Wootcn.
Nelle was crowned by Earl Car-
ter her escort on a throne formed
by n white football. The football
was mounted on n miniature foot
ball field with small maroon and
white gonl posts nt each end.
The firt queen selected by tho
football team in recent J ears.
Nelle is a senior and president of
TIP and the Art Club. She was
itcently elected to Who's Who
Among Students in Colleges and
Universities. She has been elected
class favorite three years.
The Rev. Dick O'Brien of the
First Baptist church in Stamford
was main speaker for the evening.
His talk followed the theme of the
Vari-colored balloons wcre deco-
rations and place cards were made
o miniature pennants on bright
Buck Mundy representing the
team presented the queen with a
small gold football.
Other progiam features were a
group of numbers by a vocal trio-
Rosalie and Lucille Grimes and
Beryl Talbot aiW Wood Butler
who gave humorous readings. Dub
Rhodes as president of the stu-
dent body was master of cere-
monies. He introduced Coach Dale
N. Morrison who presented each
Those attending wcre: Carter
Miss Smith Mr. und Mrs. Buck
Mundy. Ralph Hinton Iris Gra-
ham Mr. nnd Mrs. Elmo Cure Mr.
nnd Mis. Dnle N. Morrison Red
Watkins Patty Brigame Dub
Rhode Willie Willute J. E. Gar-
rett Dickie Dime Kmmons Billy
Ellington Jenne Robinson Al
Simmons Itonel Thomas James
Most. Iamu Mime Antilley Johnny
Wnker Kuy King Gerald Ander-
son Louise Phillips Stanley Sig-
ning Put Pnttcibun Flojd Doty
Kos.iliu Grimes Jim Uaugh Lu-
cille Fulliard Glenn Ste.idmun
Johnny Francos Bioukshire Bob
Shelton Lucike.Gt lines Ben iiraw-
ly Louise Spungleimre Finzier
Dnmion Doris Kujkendall Rex
Kemp Virginia Lehr Armond
Jones Viiginia Murphy Bud
Wheeler Lolu Jo McComb Arthur
Wylie Margaret Wall Don Ray-
mond Frances Lawlis Dick Ray-
mond Delma McAden Dayton
Wulston Lavon Baker Elmer
Watson Claire Jones Dillard
Adair Eleico Elmoie R. L. Wood
Doiotliy Nell Boce Dub bhep-
perd Bessie Leu Cornelius Robert
Bruiihon Sain Darby E. J. Young
Ouidn Bendrick Chief Warden
Robbie Rayu Lee Woodrow Jack-
son Evelyn Fulwiler Gene Mc-
Gehee Noiinu Jo Hutchinson Kent
MiGowan Iieijl Talbot Bob
Hurtoii Joyce McCully Red Wul-
hck llillie Antilley J. G. Hollis
Louise Bowers Jeff Hooper Lil-
lian Hart Carl Rihcrd Frances
Middngh Maurice Fain Jo Stew-
art Rupert Phillips Virginia Shaf-
er C. A. Wilborn Billie Blanche
Smith Helen Young Gertrude Rei-
bold Kenneth Day Gwen Owens
Doris Ciswell Bob Ghormley
Munbell Roberts Howard Green
Ruth Cunningham Jimmy Bickley
Manun Marlin Thclma Franl Mlt-
Luker Mrs. Fred Reeves Beth
I Myatt Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bost.
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