Bulletin: Hardin-Simmons University, Ex-Student Edition, July, 1944 Page: 4
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KEEPING UP WITH THE EXES
Mary Louise Johnson, instructor in the
department of Nutrition at N. T. S. C. W.
has been recommended as an Industrial
Fellow under the Pineapple Research
Grant for the summer school at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin, where she did 'her
college work. Mary Louise will remain
at the university until September 16, con-
centrating on work with human metab-
olism, and working on 'her doctor's de-
Married: Dorothea Marie Dunlap to Lt.
Warren S. King at Brownwood, on May
We have just learned that Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Mauldin (Jean Humphries) are pa-
rents of a nine months old son named
Unusually large this year is the enroll-
ment for the summer term which started
May 31, at H-SU. Three terms will be
offered this summer-on May 31, July
10th, and August 17.
Mrs. George D. Steakley (Nadel Hil-
burn) former student and Cowgirl Band
member, has received word that her hus-
band, Lt. Steakley, stationed in New
Guinea, has received a Third Bronze Oak
Leaf Cluster for his part in the invasion
Pvt. Billy Cothran is now at Camp Fan-
nin, Texas. He has won expert markman-
ship medals in all types of firearms used
in infantry training.
Forrest and Doris Wayne Gambill plan
to return to th University of Colorado
this summer for further study. Doris
Wayne is choral director and Forrest is
instrumental director of music in the Ker-
mit High School. They say, "Tell those
we knew in school from '36 to '41 to write
us a few lines some time to Box 881,
Frances Wright Wesbrooks returned re-
cently from Seattle, Washington, where
she visited her husband, Ens. Charles Wes-
brooks, who was back on a short leave.
Charles is somewhere in the South Pacific.
Stationed at Seattle, Washington, is Lt.
E. O. (Ogborn) Blackshare. Mrs. Black-,
share, the former Miltie Wiman from Ros-
coe, has been ill about four months. The
couple reside at 3909 West Kenyon, Se-
Capt. Chaplain Marvin B. Leach is now
stationed in Hawaii. (Address available).
Word has come to us that Lt. Arthur
E. Travis from Hobbs, New Mexico, has
sailed for the South Pacific.
Visiting in Abilene recently were Ens.
and Mrs. John L. Wilson (Janet Comer)
en route .from Lauderdale, Fla., to San
Diego,' Calif., where John L. has been
H. S. (Gob) Fitzgerald, former head
coach of StaTford has accepted a similar
position at Lamesa High School. Gob has
announced he would not be a candidate
for re-election to Texas Legislature. He
has for two termsrepresented the 115th
district at Austin.
Visitor in the ex-student office recently
was Everett Milan, who is a Sub-Depot
Electrician at Hobbs, New Mexico.
Lt. Comm. and Mrs. John H. Gregg
were visitors in Abilene recently. Johnny
is now officer-in-charge of physical train-
ing and cadet regiment at Naval Air Sta-
tion, Norman, Okla.
Mrs. Charles W. Corley (Lavinia Gregg)
is living at San Anselmo, Calif., where her
husband, Lt. Corley, is stationed at'Hamil-
Born: To Pfc. and Mrs. Edwin 9. Phy
(Mary Elizabeth Brown), a son, Edwin
Gale, Jr., on May 14. Edwin is stationed
at San Angelo..
Lt. and Mrs. Charles A. Powell (Grace
Dodson) were on the campus recently.
Charlie is now stationed at Riverside,
Dr. Era T. Miller, pastor of Lamar Ave.
Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, and grad-
uate of H-SU, delivered the commence-
ment address at the 99th graduating ser-
vice at Mary Hardin-Baylor College on
We' have been notified that Vernon
Campbell of Winters is now a private in
the Army at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.
Married: Mary Frances Spangler, ex of
Abilene, and Lt. Roy Jas. Brooks, Abi-
lene Army Air Base.
Capt. Jack M. Estes, Jr., is now sta-
tioned with the 553rd Signal A. W. Br.
W. S. A. U. T. C., Camp Pinedale, Calif.
Cpl. Robert Estelle Patterson is phar-
macist at an isolated Air Base in the
Yukon territory, Canada, where he has
been since August, 1943.
T-Sgt. T. A. Milan has been transferred
from Lowrie Field, Colo., to Lincoln, Neb.
Back from Boot Camp after six weeks
training in/the Navy, Mack Machen has
been sent to Farragut, Idaho, for assign-
Married: Ernestine Haynes and Ens. W.
J. Largent at Merkel. The couple have
gone to Charleston, S. C., where Bill lhas
reported for duty. He waS commissioned
May 10, at Northwestern University, Chi-
cago, after studying with the enlisted V-12
program at Pittsburg, Kans., and Norfolk,
Home for al short visit was William O.
Babb, employee of the National City Bank
of New York in Bonibay, India.
Married: Elizabeth Louise Williams and
Sgt. Joseph Lamar Langston, Camp
Married: Erna Lee Wall to Victor Wer-
ner in Chattanooga. At present both are
students at Bob Jones College, .,Cleveland,
Spending several days in Abilene were
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. (Marcos) Stewart, Jr.,
of Port Arthur, with their two daughters,
Patsy and Jean Ann.
Laverne Williams Newton, who taught
her first year at Longview, took her typ-
ing' and shorthand pupils to the State
Meet after winning Regional. Laverne
was a pupil of.Miss Octavine Cooper when
she was in H-SU.
Married: Frances White of Tuscola and
Lt. Guy H. Tomlinson, Jr., who is sta-
tioned at the Marine Base, Quantico, Va.
Both Frances and Buddy were popular
students in H-SU.
Lt. Barton Daniel is now at Salinas,
Calif., where he has been assigned to
an Operational Unit He receivedhis com-
mission and wings at Williams Field,
Chandler, Ariz., and is pilot of a P-38.
In a brief ceremony in chapel, Beunice
(Sis) Ratliff and Howard "Gruesome"
Bridges were officially presented as the
H-SU beauty and beast for the '43-'44
Living in Abilene for the duration is
Rena Belle Hatchett, wife of Maj. Henry
J. Carney, who is stationed in Italy as
Chief of Service in a' Hospital. The couple
have two children, Barbara Jean and Jack.
If you cannot succeed in making your-
self as happy as you want to be, just try
the experiment of trying to make others-
happy. Then watch your own reaction.
Rev. J. T. Bolding is stationed in Italy
as an Army Chaplain. He has seen action
also in North Africa and Sicily. Mrs.
Bolding now resides at Leonard, Texas.
Bob Sellers who is chief petty officer in
the Navy Seabees is somewhere in the
We have word that J. Lowell Ponder
has moved from Plainview to Houston.
Last month he assumed the work of mis-
sionary in District 4. He" was in Plain-
view as District Missionary for 4 years.
Thelma Graham is working at Nash
Kelvinator Corporation as secretary to a
staff engineer. She leaves word that the
next time she comes to Abilene, she hopes
to come in a helicopter for that's what
Sgt. R. Garland (Blackie) Eastham is a
prisoner of war in Burma. He wrote to
his wife that he was working for fifteen
cents per day or $3.50 per month, and that
he was with friends.
Commissioned an ensign in the U. S. N.
R. is John Alexander Malcomson. He re-
ceived his training at Corpus Christi.
Cpl. and Mrs. Leon Barnes announce
the arrival of a son in April, at Lamesa.
Leon is in Illinois, at Chanute Field.
Players' Club of H-SU recently invested
$200 in War Bonds for permanent stage
equipment of the speech department. The
bonds have been committed to the Busi-
ness Manager for post war redemption.
Lt. Warren B. Woodson, U. S. N. R., has
been given recognition for the part he has
taken in the Activity Program of the
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