Bulletin: Hardin-Simmons University, Ex-Student Edition, March, 1943 Page: 2
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Te gcenttrip of The CowgirlBand to
A" v er- field, :t Sweetwater, drew a long
i utup in the Sweetwater paper. The
kt ry, topped by the headline, "Large
ids Applaud H-SU Cowgirl Musicians,"
t. as follows:
-; 'Approximately 1,000 enthusiastic listen-
ier applauded the program by the Ha din-
Simmons University Cowgirl Band, Sunday
afternoon in the Municipal auditorium, un-
der the direction of Herbert M. Preston,
and dedicated 'to the Avenger Field cadets.
"In purple and gold uniforms, White
Stetsons and cowboy boots, the group of 50
girls made a very colorful picture on the
"Featured numbers with the, band were
-Ruth Reed, talented violinist. playing 'Hejre
Kati', and Frances Cooper, soprano with
'the assistance of the chorus and violin ob-
ligato, sang the-beautiful Agnus Dei,' which
was a rendition of such talent that has not
been heard in this town for a long time.
The ensemble included DeAlva MeAlister,
Mary Nell Taylor, Halouise Mason, Helen
Hardin, Jonelle Cummins, Rose Shirley
:Walkow, Toby Sadler, Virginia Garrett,
and Grace Crump.
"Jo Sutton, saxaphonist, played the de-
lightful 'Valse Erica' and Gloria Reed. harp-
aist, played 'Romance," and to the insistent
applause added an extra number."
.SUI MINISTERIAL STUDENTS
MAKING FINE RECORDS
. o!,recent survey of the work which has
been Ne during the past school year by
fardin:-immons ministerial students, the
:olIowing report has come to our attention.
We are certainly happy.to pass it on to
~ in order to show that our Iboys are do-
; i fine work and are certainly showing
:re lts in their part-time pastoring of
'i er churches throughout West Texas:
(Number of ministerial students' since
~February 15, 1942: 71; conversions, 258;
ions, 252; sermons preached, 480; num-
br 'of churches served, 55; number of as-
sociations served, 32; amount of money re-
'nasmuch as this report is about two
weeks old,each of the numbers listed has
idwn. We have heard many people say
atiltaken as a whole, we have one of th
est groups of young ministerial students
tat we have ever had on our campus.
W W YORK EX ADVOCATES--
duringg these uncertain times your alma
mater needs your continued and enthusias-
ie support. Should you wish several of the
folders to give to some of your friends, by
l means write to the Ex-Student Offices
:nd we shall gladly send them to you. The
Association is certainly grateful to Rupert
iJohnson for this splendid idea and we
edgee him our whole-hearted support.
SShould you wish to contact him directly, his
Addss is 64 Wall Street, New York City-
Hardin-Sinihmons University exes should
be proud that Texas Baptists thought:
enough of our president and one of our ex-
cellent ministers to elect themto high of-
fices in thd state Baptist convention. Dr.,
W. R. White is president of the convention
:and ReV. R. G. "Bob" Baucom is vice-presi-
dent. Baucom has been a staupnch"backer of
the Ex-Student Association from the very
first. He is one of our preacher boys who
does not hesitate to go out of the way for
'his alma mater apd help her in every way
possible with words, deeds, and money: Rev.
Baucom is pastor of the First Baptist
Church, Winnsboro, Texas.
An interesting item came to our atten-
tion recently. We were told that the Bulle-
tin was the medium through which two old
buddies re-established- contact with each
other Robert Dunagan was reading in an
issue of the Bulletin about Owen Baggett's
account of his life with the army air force
in India. He at once set down and wrote
Owen a letter. Baggett states that it is the
first time that the two have known each-
other's whereabouts since he entered the
It looks as if 'a considerable number of
she members of-the Border Conference are
dropping out of competition either for this
year or for the duration. Our status is still
uncertain. At ai recent meeting of the mem.
bership of the 1942 football squad, the group
pledged to return after the war and play
again. Although the Cowboys have lost
only two men since the season ended, it
looks very likely that a great number of
them will be taken during the coming sum-
mer .months. Youwill recall that we won
the Border Conference football champion-
ship this past year.
TO C &G S SCHOOL
WAAC First Officer Molly E. (Betty)
Christian, who, has captured a series of
"firsts" since she enrolled in the Women's
Army Auxiliary Corps last July,. is pion-
This daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W.-
McConimbs, of Rotan, Texas, was in the first'
group of -fficer candidates selected from
hundreds of applicants for Officer Candi-
date School at Ft. Des Moines, and subse-
quently commissioned a third officer in
the WAAC. She was one -of the first 20
officers at Ft. Des Moines promoted from
third- to first officer. She was among the
first WAAC company commanders and
Now, First Officer Christian and 15 other
WAAC -officers will be the firs women
in the history of the U. S. Army to attend
the famous Command and General Staff
school at, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, when
they enroll +Feh. 8. This school is described'
as "the toughest military school in this
country -- perhaps in the world."
C&GS school formerly lasted from one
to two years and was open only to Army
officers holding the rank of major or higher
and having a record of field service of 17
years or more.
When the 16 WAAC officers complete
their comprehensive courses they will be
qualified to direct activities of WAACs' re-
placing men in behind-the-lines Army jobs
to supply soldiers in the field.
First, Officer Christian is the wife of
Capt. G. L. Christian, ex '28, serving in
the Pacific with the U. S. Army engineers
corps. She graduated from H-SU in 1938,
and taught English and speech at Rotan
grammar school before her marriage.
If you do not receive your- Bulletin each
month, and if you have reported your cor-
rect address to the ex-student offices, we
suggest that you'take the matter up with
your local postmaster. We receive consis-
tent reports from all over the country from
exes who say that they do not-receive their
copies of the Bulletin. Our files show that
we not onlyhave those individual's correct
addresses, but our rerords show that we
have been sending them Bulletins for many
months. Some postmasters are showing a
distinct lack of interest in adhering to a
postal regulation which requires them to
advise the sender of certain printed mat-
ters of changes of address, deaths, etc.
We are' having-- quite a bit of trouble
getting the Bulletin delivered over-seas to
our boys. Inasmuch as ex-students of H-
SU are automatic subscribers and recipients
of the Bulletin, we plan to label subsequent
issues of the Bulletin which are to go over-
seas accordingly) If you are writing to a
boy who has an A. P. O. address, please
tell him to write the proper officials and
request that his copy 9f the -Bulletin be
forwarded to him. We are grateful for the
continued support from our ex-students
and friends. As soon as the war is over
we shall increase the size of our paper, run
plenty of pictures, and give you a periodi-\
ca!l that you will certainly be proud of. In
the meantime, we are trying ot use every
bit 6f space to get you news of your friefids
Since the last issue of the Bulletin, the
following ex-students have sent dues and
gifts to the Ex-Student Offices. These in-
clude all received through March 24:
(D-Dues; M-Memorial Gifts; S-Stenrils;
Dept.-Departmental .Gifts; Misc.-Miscel-
laneous; Mag.-Magazine Subscription).
Rev. and Mrs. W. H.'Jackson, Wilson,
Texas, D2; Lucille Murchison, Wichita
Falls. D5; Dan J. Castles, Amarillo, D1;
James E, Hoppe . Dallas, D3, M1, Misc. 1;
Clara Lee Ball, Abilene, D1.
Angie McCurdy Nelson, Wichita Falls,
D2; 'lary Paxton Penner, Abilene, Di; Rev.
and Mrs. R. T. Barton, Rolesville, D2; Rev.
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