Chieftain, Volume 1, Number 5, February 1953 Page: 1
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nl WcWurry CHIEFTAIN
Published monthly except June, July and August by McMurry College, Abilene, Texas
Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at Abilene, Texas, February, 1953
cM Celebrates Decade of Progress
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Dr. Cooke looks at the four buildings in the background which have been built since he came
to McMurry in 1943. Starting at the left is Gold Star Memorial Hall, Iris Graham Memorial Dining Hall,
President Hall and Radford Memorial Student Life Center.
Bishop W. Angie Smith Named
Featured Convocation Speaker
Bishop W. Angie Smith, fea- j Centenary College arid Central
tured speaker for the combined ! College of Missouri. He has also
Will son lectures - convocation, | , ox
March 10-14, has received six hon- j P g )
orary degrees, served in various
overseas capacities, and is in
charge of the general program of
MUSIC DEPT. TO PROVIDE
SPECIAL LECTURE MUSIC
The Music Department, under
the direction of Dr. Richard C.
von Ende will provide special mu-
sic for the twelve Willson lec-
tures. Also a Fine Arts program
directed by Dr. von Ende is sched-
uled for 3:30 p. m. at the Radford
Auditorium, March 11.
Receiving his A. B. from South-
western University and his M. A.
from Columbia, Bishop Smith ob-
tained his theological training at
Southern Methodist University,
Vanderbilt University, and Union
Theological Seminary in New
The honorary Doctor of Divin-
ity degree has been conferred on
him by McMurry, Southwestern,
Invitation to Exes
To the Ex-Student and Alumni Association of McMurry College:
A cordial invitation is issued to each of you to join your alma
mater in its celebration of ten years of progress under the presi-
dency of Dr. Harold G. Cooke. The Reservation has developed
tremendously the past decade. Yet, even bigger days are ahead.
You are invited to share with us the triumph of the project for
which all of you have prayed and worked. Please be with us
Alex Bickley Gordon R. Bennett
Executive Vice-President of McMurry
President of the Exes Chairman of Convocation.
Celebrating ten years of prog-
ress under the presidency of Dr.
Harold G. Cooke will be the'
theme of the combined Willson
lectures-convocation this year at
McMurry, March 10-14.
College administrators report
that over 5,000 invitations have
been issued for the event.
Gordon R. Bennett, executive
secretary of the Ex Students and
Alumni Association, said that all
exes were cordially invited to at-
tend the week's meeting and help
the college celebrate its decade of
Bishop W. Angie Smith of the
Oklahoma-New Mexico area will
be the featured speaker for the
convocation. He will deliver five-
The Abilene Chamber of Com-
merce will serve as hosts for a
luncheon honoring Dr. Cooke.
Other presidents of McMurry will
also be honored at the "Presi-
dents' Breakfast." Only the late
Dr. J. W. Hunt, founder and first
president of McMurry, will be
missing from the latter event.
Others who have accepted invi-
tations to come are Dr. Frank
Turner, Dr. O. P. Clark, Dr. C. Q.
Smith, and Dr. T. W. Brabham.
Other notable personalities to
appear on the program include
Bishop Paul E. Martin of the Ar-
kansas-Louisiana area; Dr. John
O. Gross, secretary of the Board
of Education of the Methodist
Church; Dr. Umphrey Lee, presi-
dent of SMU; Bishop H. A. Boaz,
Bishop Charles C. Selecman, Dal-
Program of events follow:
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
7:30 p. m.—Radford Auditorium,
Dr. Cooke presiding
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