The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 16, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 13, 1964 Page: 3 of 4
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
February 13. 1S64
LAST MINUTE WORKOUT Before the curtain goes up (from left)
Jerrcl Elliott. Sam Barnes Clark Walter and Jack Wilcox touch up
some of the rough spots on their folk songs. Daily practice has
already gained numerous bookings for the young group.
4&Jfcr2f'TS5$'l IPl'''-s9HssW "T ' I
JDNissLlMflKVHsllllllllllllllllHdsslllllH " I I njj-i-r -
Pf -IP?ctk i " rllwiBBBiisiliiiiiiiiiiiBsjSi' issiiBsisHsisiHsl
YOU THINK THERE'S ENOUGH ROOM FOR ALL OF US?
Windjammers Hit Campus
With Popular Folksongs
By BRENDA GLENN
"WATCH OUT FOR MILI-
CENT'S NECK warned Jack Wil-
cox as Sam Barnes lowered his
bass fiddle through the top of the
The bass fiddle nicknamed Mil-
icent is Sam's new "well built"
roommate or at least according to
the other three members of the
McMurry folksinging group The
The group composed of Clark
Walter Jerrel Elliott Sam Barnes
and Jack Wilcox have been sing-
ing together for about three
months. Before then Jerrel had
been in one group and the other
three boys had been in another
group. Since all wanted to be in
the McMurry Hooiennanny as it
was originally scheduled for
Nov. 22 they combined efforts.
The four decided to form their
Then came the problem of a
name. According to the boys
they fought for three weeks be
fore finally deciding. They
thought of names but all were
already being used by someone
else or they did not like them.
Then one day Gayle Dusek Abi-
lene freshman suggested a name
which had already been mention-
ed by Jack the Windjammers.
They liked it and adopted it.
Since forming the musicians
have practiced no less than one
hour a day. Such work has
brought the group numerous en
gagements. The Windjammers
have performed for the TIP Sing
Song Winters football banquet
Varsi-Teen banquet Victorian
Club at the Hiway House Lions
Club Junior Class party at H-SU
and on a tour of Roswell N. M.
own group "because we enjoy m nusweu mey piuyeu iur um
singing together" explained Sam Bar Association Convention Of-
with nods of agreement from the i ficers Club at Walkers Air Force
others. I Base and Hootenanny at the
College Represents Israel
At Model United Nations
A delegation of students from
McMurry College is representing
the country of Israel in the Third
Annual Midwest Model United
Nations to be held at the Chase
Hotel in St. Louis Missouri
Included in the delegation will
be Sandra Hendricks Georgia
Hurt Neal Ator Dick Fuchs Lyle
The Midwest Model United
Nations is designed to stimulate
interest in the United Nations and
to give each participant an un-
usual insight into the positions of
all countries on the issues of the
Through participation in the
sessions at St. Louis the delega-
tion members will gain a more
realistic insight into the actual
workings of the United Nations.
The Midwest Model United Na-
tions is the largest intercollegiate
activity of its kind ever to be
held in the Midwest and one of
the largest Model United Nations
ever planned. Schools from all
the Midwestern states will be
present with their delegations.
Each delegation consists of five
delegates and one faculty advisor.
The schedule includes two
Model General Assembly Plenary
Sessions which are attended by
all delegates and meetings of the
five Main Committees which are
attended by one member from
each delegation; a Model Secur
ity Council meeting which in-
cludes the members of the nations
now on the Security Council as
participants; and a Delegates
Banquet which will be open to
The speakers for this ses
sion will be Mr. Harlan Cleve-
land Assistant Secretary of State
for International Organization
Affairs who will address the dele-
gates after the banquet and the
Honorable Alex Quaison-Sackey
head delegate from Ghana who
will open the Third Annual Mid
west Model United Nations.
The steering committee of the
Midwest Model United Nations
remembering the strong support
that the late President John F.
Kennedy gave the United Na-
tions and remembering the great
hope he had in this International
Organization as a means to solve
a great deal of the problems that
afflict mankind has dedicated
this session to his memory.
YMCA. Recently they appeared
KRBC-TV's College Whirl
where they met John Hambrick
an announcer. He had written a
book of folksongs which the boys
are now using. Other songs they
do are ones written by themselves
or arrangements of other hits.
Things do not always run as
smoothly as the fellows would
like. At one of the banquets Jack
announced a song that he had
written but when he was to be-
gin playing he could not find the
beat. After several attempts and
a few other songs he finally got
THE FOLKSINGING FOUR
seem to have a knack for being
late. Either one or all four come
straggling in overdue. For one en
gagement they showed up half an
Sam Clark Jack and Jerrel
are very versatile young men.
All play instruments other than
those used in their performances
they sing they write songs and
they are all in "Murder in the
Cathedral" a play to be present-
ed by the McMurry drama de-
partment for the Willson Lec-
tures in March.
Clark a Roswell N. M. fresh-
man plays a tenor guitar. He
has had four years of voice. Here
at school he is in Chanters and
serves as a freshman Senator.
A freshman from Orlando Flor-
ida Sam plays the bass fiddle in
the quartet. Milicent the in-
strument has just joined the
group. Friends of Clark's in Ros-
well heard the boys were looking
for a bass fiddle. They had an
old one in the attic which they
sold to the group. Sam is an Eng
lish major and a member of the
Wilcox the only uppcrclassman
among the four is a sophomore
cheerleader. He plays the guitar.
A business major he is from
A freshman physics major Jer-
rel is from Winters. He is in
Chanters plays the guitar and
had three piano lessons when he
was eight. Often during perform-
ances he will stick his tongue out
at the audience if he is not singing.
THE WINDJAMMERS have had
three offers from recording com-
panies to make records but they
are waiting for one more suitable
to their wants. They plan to stay
together for several years and
hope some day to make records.
BBSVBaikSSSlVBVKllfsSvJJV JKaelBE:V' H
BiBt9' assssBsMilsf 1 siiBiiBssHsiiiSsiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisiiiiiiiiiiB
mmiv IsHHlrMi! JsHHHIISSlssHsllHslslHsllllllllllB
SHE'S SHAPELY but boy is she heavy." Sam's base fiddle ha
lovingly been named Millicent by the group.
Paul Englestad Presides
At Choral Art Workshop
MpMurrv College's director of
Chanters and professor of voice
Paul Engelstad presided for a
Choral Art Workshop last Thurs
day. This was a part of the pro-
gram of the Texas Music Educa-
tors Association Annual Conven
tion held in Houston Feb. 0 7
The panel over which Engelstad
presided discussed whether or not
n student with an outstanding
voice should be encouraged to par
ticipate in the college choir or bo
assigned to membership in opera
workshop and discouraged from
Engelstad regional governor of
the Southwest Region of the Na-
tional Association of Teachers of
Singing said that in order to give
the "Vocal Student or Choir Stu-
dent" issue a fair hearing he had
gathered "together a very dis-
tinguished panel of experts."
Member Mike Johnstone teacher
at Cooper High School in Abilene
expressed the opinion of one who
teaches in high school and is vit-
ally concerned with the future de-
velopment of promising young vo-
cal students in college.
Great things are happening at Fashion Lane.
3648 N. Cth River Oaks
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 16, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 13, 1964, newspaper, February 13, 1964; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth103949/m1/3/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting McMurry University Library.