Chieftain, Volume 7, Number 2, February 1959 Page: 2
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THE McMURRY CHIEFTAIN
Martin Dormitory Is Nearing Completion
Makes March Plans
William C. Martin Dormitory,
which will be occupied by Mc-
Murry students this fall, is near-
The dormitory is a two-story,
u-shaped building. It is complete-
ly air-conditioned with the re-
frigerated, filtering type cooling
Rooms are arranged in suites
that have individual bath facili-
ties. Special window glass and
Piedras Negras To Be
Site For Band Trip
The McMurry Band will make
its annual trip to Piedras Negras,
February 20-22. The trip is in
conjunction with the International
Friendship Day sponsored by the
Rotary Clubs of Eagle Pass.
The band will leave Abilene
February 20 and will play at the
San Angelo High School that
Featured in a concert, the band
will play on the plaza of Piedras
Negras Saturday morning. In the
afternoon the band will partici-
pate in a parade that will cross
over the international bridge.
In another concert that night
the McMurry Band will be the
representative for American
The morning of February 22
will find the band conducting the
worship service for the Eagle
Pass Methodist Church.
The group will return to Mc-
Murry in the afternoon.
The "Wetbacks" and the bell
choir will be featured instru-
mental groups, while soloists are
Ann Bynum, piccolo, and Ernes-
tine Hoffman, chimes.
A trumpet trio will also be
featured. This is composed of
Gene Young, Bill Spenser, and
Some of the numbers that the
entire band will play are "Aida
Trumpets," "Stars and Stripes
Forever," "Beautiful Galatea,'
"Comin' Round the Mountain,"
"Casey Jones," "Mexican Over-
ture," "Siboney," "El Capeo,' and
Lewis Gives Recital,
A senior music major was hon-
ored in an assembly program,
January 29 by the City Federa-
tion by Women's Clubs of
Ed Lewis from Breckenridge
was presented a $50 scholarship
by Mrs. Bro Mingus, a represen-
tative of the City Federation of
Women's Civic clubs. The scholar-
ship was given to him on the basis
of character, scholastic standing,
music ability, and his future plans
in the field of music.
Lewis presented his senior
piano recital in the Radford Audi-
torium, February 8. It was his
Venetian blinds give the occu-
pant of the room a desired pri-
The dormitory will house 154
In a recent meeting of a com-
mittee of the Board of Trustees
for McMurry College, it was noted
that the pledges for the Martin
Dormitory are within $50,000 of
paying the debt for the building.
This includes all fees, interest,
The executive committee, which
met January 27, laid the ground
work for the Board's regular
meeting March 9-10.
The building program, budget
operations, broader public rela-
tions, and academic expansion
were discussed during the meet-
The building program was the
main item of the agenda. Reports
were made on the debts of the
Cooke Liberal Arts Building, Wil-
liam C. Martin Dormitory, and
the Band Hall, which is now un-
A balance of $53,000 is left on
the Cooke Building which is cov-
ered by pledges that have al-
ready been made. The Band Hall
is costing $109,000, although $5-
6000 in fees may be further in-
The committee endorsed Dr.
Gordon R. Bennett's plan for en-
larged public relations. The final
approval lies with the Board and
action will be taken at their
March meeting. The program in-
cludes such areas as the alumni,
churches, and the college.
Concerning budget operations,
Dr. Bennett cited the fine support
from the North West Texas Con-
ference and the New Mexico Con-
ference. It was his belief that Mc-
Murry would end the year with
a balanced budget.
I'M PLEDGING—Laveta French. Gamma Sigma; Jerrie LeMond,
iCappa Phi; O'Lysia Bowden. TIP; Nancy Cockrell, Delta Beta
Epsilon; and Betty Payne. Alpha Pi Alpha, model pledges' attire for
their respective clubs.
I^udh Season J3ec^an February, 16
The 1959 spring rush season be-
gan on the McMurry campus
j'ebruary 16. A total of 301 stu-
dents were eligible to pledge a
The schedule for the rush teas
Monday, February 16—Alpha
Phi Alpha and Kappa Pi.
Tuesday, February 17—Delta
Beta Epsilon and Gamma
Wednesday, February 18 —
T. I. P.
The girls will receive their bids
The schedule was arranged by
the Women's Inter-Social Club
Council. Laveta French, senior
fourth solo recital to be given on
the McMurry campus.
His program included Bach's
Prelude and Fugue, B flat major;
Mendelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso;
Liszt's Funerailles; and Beethov-
en's Concerto E flat major; Al-
lergo, Adaigo un poco moto,
from Stamford, serves as presi-
dent of the organization, while
Johnnie Hutchens, senior from
Goree, is serving as secretary.
The Women's Inter-Social Club
Council is composed of the Presi-
dents from each of the women's
social clubs and one elected rep-
The men's smokers were sched-
uled as follows:
Monday, February 16—Kiva.
Tuesday, February 17 — Chi
Wednesday, February 18 —
Thursday, February 19—Sen-
Friday, February 20 — Ko
The men will receive their bids
The Men's Inter - Social Club
Council is headed by Henry
Young, senior from Hobbs, N. M.,
while Bob Pritchett, senior from
Santa Fe, N. M., serves as sec-
The expanded academic pro-
gram will be presented to the
Board in its regular meeting by
Dr. Joe C. Humphrey, academic
dean of the college.
The Board of Trustees meet in
March in conjunction with the
annual Willson Lectures, sponsor-
ed by Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Willson
Chanters To Take
Annual Spring Tour
The McMurry Chanters will
take their spring tour the first
week of March. The 37-voice
choir is under the direction of
Dr. Richard C. von Ende.
The group will leave the Mc-
Murry campus Sunday, March 1,
and return the following Satur-
day, March 7.
Their stopping points will be:
Big Spring First Church—March 1.
Midland First Church, March 1.
Midland High School—March 2.
Pecos High School—March 2.
Pecos First Church—March 2.
Carlsbad, N. M., High School,
Carlsbad, N. M., First Church,
Van Horn High School, March 4.
El Paso Asbury Church, March 4.
El Paso Bowie H. S., March 5.
Alamogordo, N. M., Grace Church,
Roswell, N. M., H. S., March 6.
Roswell Trinity Church, March 6.
The numbers that will be done
on tour will include:
Ain'a That Good News—William L.
From Grief to Glory—F. Melins
Be Not Afraid—J. S. Bach.
Goin' Over Jordan—White Spiritual.
—Charles F. Bryan.
How Excellent Thy Name—Howard
The Nicene Creed — Alexander
Our Father—Alexander Gretchanin-
The Paper Reeds by the Brooks—
Surrexit Pastor Bonus—Giovanni P.
Dark Cloud Cover the Sea—Deane
O Filiiet Filiae—Leisring.
II est bel et bon—Passereau.
Oklahoma Choral selections—Rodgers
Farmer's Wife Lost Her Cat —
Dark Eyes—Russian Folk Song.
The Chanters major work,
which will be given May 5, is Ber-
Second Production Is
"The Children's Hour"
The play for the annual spring
theater production has been se-
lected by Leonard Hart, head of
the drama department. Tryouts
were held February 2.
"The Childrens Hour" was
written by Lillian Hellman, one
of the leading playwrights in
The plot climaxes in the results
of malicious gossip about two
teen-age girls in a girls' school.
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