Bulletin: Hardin-Simmons University, Ex-Student Edition, September-October, 1946 Page: 1
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Published monthly by Hardin-Simmons University
Entered as Second Class Matter, June 19, 1915, at the Post Office at Abilene, Texas, Under Act of August 24, 1912.
VoL XXVII Mrs. Mary Nisbett Shaw, Editor September-October,'1946--No. 195
HOMECOMING SET FOR NOVEMBER 22
MISS MAUDE KING APPOINTED NEW DEAN
OF WOMEN; MISS MARY HEAD RETIRES
Miss Maude E. King has been appoint-
ed dean of women at Hardin-Simmons
University to fill the vacancy created by
the retirement of Miss Mary E. Head.
Miss King has been an assistant pro-
fessor of English and has served as direc-
tor of Smith hall since 1941.
After Miss King's graduation from Abi-
lene high school, she entered Hardin-Sim-
mons University where she received her
A; B. degree (Magna cum laude). She re-
ceived her . A. from the University of
Texas and did further graduate study in
he University of California and Syracuse
'versity; Syracuse, N. Y.
Prior to her connection with Hardin-
Simmons, she taught in the Mississippi
Woman's College, Hattiesburg, Miss., and
in John B. Stetson University, De Land,
Miss King holds membership in Pi
Lambda Theta and Delta Kappa Gamma,
national honor societies. She is active
locally in Oscar H. Cooper Branch of
American Association of University Wom-
en, and the Aloha Club.
For the first time in 26 years Hardin-
Simmons began its fall term without the
presence of one of its most beloved per-
sonalities-Miss Mary E. Head, dean of
"We shall certainly miss her,' said
President R. N. Richardson. "Miss Head
has always been so -efficient and genial
and has created a hme-like atmosphere
at Mary-Frances Hall, where she was
housemother since 1928. She has endeared
herself to hundreds of girls with whom
she has come in contact."
" Miss Head came to H-SU on Septem-
ber 12, 1920 as housemother for Smith
Hall; in 1928 she was transferred from
Smith hall to Mary-Frances hall, taking
up her duties as dean of women where
she remained until her retirement.
During Miss Head's tenure at Mary-
Frances hall she has been "mother to
about 3,000 girls, among them some uni-
Miss ,Head has taken up housekeeping
and is doing her own cooking in her
bungalow home at 1301 Hickory where
she lives alone.
When she left the campus, Miss Head
was honored with a surprise party and
31 States Represented
Of Nearly 1700 at H-SU
Thirty-one states, Hawaii and one for-
eign country, are represented in the list
of 165 students from out of state points
registered at Hardin-Simmons university
for the fall semester. Enrollment is at an
all time high of around 1700.
The foreign student is Alice Choy of
China, registered for her second year
in H-SU and is a senior. Four students are
The breakdown of the all-time record
registration of over 1600 also shows that
162 ex-students of 91 other colleges and
universities have transferred to Hardin-
Simmons. Several states and one foreign
country are represented. The largest num-
ber are from the University of Texas, and
Wayland Baptist college of Plainview
runs a close second. There are 15 from
the university and 14 from Wayland. The
foreign school is Shrivenham university of
Of the 31 states outside Texas, New
Mexico with 37 has the larV st represen-
EX. '31 ACCEPTS LUBOOCK POST
Dr. J. Ralph Grant, pastor of the First
Baptist Church at Beaumont the past seven
years, has accepted the pastorate of the
First Baptist church of Lubbock.
He is a member of the executive board
of the Baptist general convention of Texas
and formerly was pastor of Anson and
San Angelo churches.
ROBERTSON MADE LOCAL VA CHIEF
Zerk Robertson, ex '37, Taylor county
veteran who served with the 36th div..
ision 4in its many African, Italian, and
European campaigns, has been named
senior contact officer in charge of the
Abilene area office of the Veterans Ad-
Mrs. S. P. Henagan, 873 Amarillo St.,
Abilene, Texas, the former Beth Coombes,
ex '39, is now in school at Syracuse, New
York. She will return about Aug. 15.
Cowboys to Meet Old
Rivals From Howard
Payne at Fair Park
The old rivalry between the Hardin-
Simmons Cowboys and the Howard Payne
Yellow Jackets is to be renewed as the
chief attraction of the fall homecoming
set for November 22,
Events of the day:
A special chapel program at 10 o'clock
in the remodeled Behrens Chapel.
All Alpha Psi Omega exes are urged
to attend the Alpha Psi Round-Up at a
Dutch luncheon to be held at Mack Eplen's
Drive-In at 12 o'clock. Exes planning
to attend should write Mrs. Joyce Brown
at the university or Phone 4680.
The Ex-Cowgirl Association will meet
at 5 o'clock in the parlors of Mary Frances
hall for a brief meeting before the band
concert at 5:30 p.m. Tags will be given
as each Cowgirl registers.
A joint concert of the Cowgirl and Cow-
boy bands will be held at 5:30 p.m. in
front of Mary Frances hall.
An old-fashioned barbecue will be held
behind Mary Frances hall at 6:00 p.m.
Send a card in advance to Mrs. Mary N.
Shaw, acting Alumni secretary, stating,
"I'll be there!"--then there will be plenty
of barbecued beef.
The Yellow Jackets will meet the Cow-
boys in the Fair Park stadium at 8 o'clock
for a breath-taking rival game. DON'T
MISS IT! Come and see the Cowboys
AT THE CONVENTION
CRAZY WATER HOTEL
MINERAL WELLS, TEXAS
Wednesday, Nov. 13
at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets One Dollar per plate. Due
to present food situation only 150
plates can be served.
your reservation early through the
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