Catalogue of Simmons College, 1909-1910 Page: 39
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SIMMONS COLLEGE CATALOGUE
Philomathian, the Cliosophic, the Simmons, (named in honor of
Mrs. Mary E. Simmons), and the Pope (named in honor of Dr.
O. C. Pope). The former two are for young men, the latter two
for young ladies. In these the students have splendid opportunities
for the parliamentary and forensic development which are
vitally important to the student's life. The societies meet weekly,
the programs consisting of debates, discussions, orations and essays.
Joint open sessions are held at frequent intervals, thus
affording the public a chance to note advancement. Several
honors are available for students who do superior work in the
The Phano Literary Society, a society for ministerial students
exclusively, was organized last year.
The Simmons Oratorical Club, organized April 8, 1908, aims
to promote the cultivation of oratory among the students.
FOR MEN AND BOYS
(a) Billie Cowden Hall. This dormitory, the best building
on the Simmons campus, was finished, furnished and opened
for students in January, 1908. It is heated by steam, lighted by
electricity, supplied with bath rooms-two on each of the three
floors. The rooms are beautifully furnished and the Hall is under
careful supervision. The President and his family reside here.
(b) Cottages-The Cottages are built of brick, one story
high, with open grates, large windows, three to each room, and
neat verandas. They are comfortably furnished.
Occupants of rooms in Billie Cowden Hall and in the Cottages
may take their meals in the College dining room, which is
located in Anna Hall.
(c) In Families-Several families of approved standing,
residing near the College, give room and board to young men at
varying rates, not exceeding $15.00 per month. A number of
young men with slender means secured homes in good families
last year in return for their service.
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Simmons College (Abilene, Tex.). Catalogue of Simmons College, 1909-1910, book, 1910; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41687/m1/42/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.