The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 15, Ed. 1, Saturday, January 19, 1935 Page: 1 of 4
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IIARDIN-8IMM0NS UNIVERSITY ABILENE TEXAS -JANUARY 19 1935
San Carlo Opera Co. To
Give Two Performance!
Students of Hardin-Simmon8 university will have the pleasure of at-
tending the presentation of two operas by the San Carlo Opera company
next Monday January 21. The afternoon performance is especially in-
tended for dollege students when the opera t "Hansel and Gretcl" will be
presented. The famous "Faust" will be given at the evening performance.
Students may exchange their activity tickets for seats by presenting
them to the office not later than this afternoon.
In addition to the presentation of
"Hansel and Gretcl" Hardin-Slmmons
students will see an hour program of
ballet dancing by the San Carlo Op-
era ballet Monday afternoon. The
Ballet is a new addition to the San
Carlo repertoire but has been al-
ready widely praised. Luciei Prl-
deux is the premier danseur.Mpf the
The presentation of "Hansel and
Gretcl" is to be mode in English and
the time for the performance has
been cut to one hour. The second
hour will be taken by the ballet. The
evening performance "Faost" will be
given in French.
Two stars from the Opera Comique
of Paris will be heard in the perform-
ance of Gounod's "Faust" to be given
Monday night. Mary McCormic the
former Mdlvoni princess and Mr.
Rayncr are principals. Mr. Ray-
ncr who just joined the San Carlo
Opera company immediately upon
his arrival from Paris January 10
will be heard in the title role of
"Faust." Mr. Rayner has been a
popular idol with French audiences
and has been leading tenor of the
Opera Comisue four seasons. In
French operas few tenors come up
to the standards set by the leading
opera house of France as satisfac-
torily as Rayncr. He was born in
New Orleans which is still his offi-
cial home although he has been a
resident of Paris five years.
Other roles will be sung by Mnrio
Valle as Valentine Harold Kravitt ns
Mephlstopheles and Charlotte Bruno
in the role of Seibel. The San Carlo
Ballet is a rare spectacle in the in-
cidental dances of their performance.
Carlo Peroni wilPconduct.
There should be some interest in
the afternoon performance on the
grounds of the hodge-podge of na-
tionalities presented. An Italian
adaptation of a German folk-tale as
put on by an American opera com-
pany with three nationalities in the
cast nnd a Russian ballet danced by
an American chorus lead by a French-
Greetings Goilsl This sheet has
come to you through the courtesy of
the journalism department. After you
read it please use discretion in the
size bricks you cast in the general
direction of MISTER Junell who was
back in harness this week. Of course
he was assisted by John Blake.
'Speaking of Blake is remindful
of one of those romances that might
have been. It was nipped in the bud
however by Minnie Lou herself. How
so unlike her I
The banquet was a success (ac-
cording to Morrow) of broad backs
bare-backs and come-backs. The
juniors are to be congratulated on the
promotion of the event. The seniors
are in favor of them twice monthly.
While the upperclassmen were din-
ing in fashion those left behind could
not keep out of mischief. The ffirls
hung in effigy over the balcony pa-
jamas underwear and . . . (if they
didn't pass the censor board). Fin-
ally Cop had to take charge of the
whole affair. A confidential tip has
it that the next timo you raid the
hall officer some of the boys want
to be deputized.
The freshmen's choice finally made
It to the banquet but not until he had
made a down payment on a taxi com-
pany and express truck and was car
ried to the ballroom in trunk just
(Continued on pag two)
Plans Laid By Press
Club For Attending
Hardin Simmons To Enter
Thirteen Divisions of
At the Thursday meeting of the
University press club plans were dis-
cussed to submit material in the Tex-
as Intcrscholostic Press Association
contest. The T.-I. KA. convention
is to be held at Huntsville Texas
April 25 20 27 with Sam Houston
State Teachers College serving has
host for the other member colleges.
The local press club is planning on
entering material in all but one of the
fourteen divisions of the T. I. P. A.
contest. As a result of the discon-
tinuance of the Corral in 1933 Hardin-Slmmons
will not have an entry
in the literary magazine division.
Any student in the university is
eligible to enter any of these events
nnd all material must be submitted
before March 1. The events which
may be entered are: Formal essay
familiar essay news article sports
story editorial feature story poem
one-act play literary magazine seri-
ous short story humorous short' story
annual newspaper and advertise-
ment. President Sandefer
Condition of Dr. J. D. Sandefer
president of Hardin-Slmmons univer-
sity who underwent an operation for
hernia in Baylor hospital Dallas last
Friday is favorable attending phy-
sicians report. The president will be
allowed to return home within a short
time as the present surgery is in no
way connected with any other opera-
tion undergone by Dr. Sandefer.
"I left Franco fourteen months af-
ter I had entered the country with-
out understanding the French people
one bit better" said Miss Preston
Vineyard head of the French and
German department of the university
in telling of her recent trip to the
Miss Vineyard attended the Uni-
versity of Paris during the winter
and in the summer did special work
in the University at Grenoble. She
took all courses in French and did
private reading in German. During
her winter vacation she took a tour-
ist course through Italy Spain Genoa
Naples Florence and Rome
"The Latin people have such a dif-
ferent viewpoint from us" she added.
"They tako matters so much more
seriously than writers have led us to
believe. I found quite a contrast to
the carefree Parisians than I had ex
pected to see. These French people
do not necessarily work all their lives
as do the Americans When they
have earned a comfortable income
Players Score Hit
In Play Presented
On Monday Night
"The Youngest Daughter"
Is Well Received By
Jenkens Harrison Star
Gayer Desmond Morrison
Frost Hanks Also
"The Youneest Daughter." directed
by Nona Knte Ramsey with Edel
weiss Jenkens playing the leading
role was well received by the audience
last Tuesday night when it was pre-
sented In the university auditorium.
The play centers nround the young-
est dnughter of the Porter family
partricia portrayed by Miss Jenkens
who is disliked by her mother Mrs.
Wm. Porter played by Lura Mae
Frost and her sister Grace Porter
plnycd by Fay Morrison however her
father played by Don Gayer takes
her part in all her troubles. Pa-
tricia finally wins in her love affair
with Jack Nelson a friend of the
Porter family enacted by Clifton
Harrison. Everything turns out
happily as Grace Porter Patricia's
sister is engaged to Billy Caldwell
enacted by J. L. Desmond and her
father becomes the ruler of the house-
hold. Members of the production commit-
tees who saw to the working out of
proper stage settings art work and
the selling of tickets were: Freddie
Sue Bloxom chairman of all the com-
mittees and production manager as-
sisted by Mildred Burnet and T. D.
Wiman who had charge of the sale
of tickets and the following who
served as assistant stage managers:
Fred Chisholm Bonita Magahey Glen
McLaughlin vice-president of the or-
ganization Sarah Elizabeth Cox
Buster Horn and Holman Jenkens.
Robert Finney art student had
charge of all art work and posters
Ushers were: Jo Bryan Carl Pratt
Mary Murray Jo Vinoyard Kermit
Ashby Ann Taylor Scottie Strain
Maxine Simmons Bro. Mingus Es-
tcllo Hancock and Theo Rlgsby.
Parts of Bronco
Ready For Press
Seniors Asked To Hand In
Activity Reports For
With copy and information coming
in rapidly work on the Bronco of
1935 is ncaring completion. "Por-
tions of the book are to go to press
next week" announced Ivan Flynn
editor of the publication.
All seniors are requested to turn
in a list of all of their activities for
their four years including a list of
clubs they have been members of
offices they have held and their
majors and minors to the Bronco of-
fice this week.
Also the secretaries of all clubs
ore expected to turn in a three hun-
dred work report on the aim pur-
pose and his tory of their organiza-
tion with a list of the club's activi-
ties for this year.
Are Hard To
they are satisfied to retire on it
Their idea is that money in some
thing to bo enjoyed rather than a
"French people are very thrifty
and save their money almost to the
point of 'stinginess.' Even though
Paris is considered the center of the
fashion world the French girls dress
very frugally and simply The regu-
lation costume for the working girl
is a blouse skirt and smock."
Miss Vineyard says that there is a
very strict class distinction among
the French people. "The higher class
of women are rarely seen on the
streets and ordinary tourists do not
come in contact with them. They
have thir own private cars with
chauffeurs and do not ride in public
conveyances. Famous streets like the
Rue de las Paix and ' Rue Royale
which are magic names all over the
world for dressmakers do not boast
flashily dressed shop windows. Few
articles are placed on display and a
(Continued on page four)
This Issue of the Brand edited
by students in the department of
journalism will be the last for
this semester said Dan Tarplcy
editor yesterday. Dead week will
begin Monday with final examina-
tions to follow on January 28.
Publication will be resumed the
first week of the second semester
which will begin February 1. Edit-
ing reporting copyreadlng and
make-up in this issue was done
by Journalism students the regu-
lar staff assisting only in the
writing of columns.
To Be Displayed
Here January 19
Collection To Include Forty
Paintings From Several
Sec Picture Page 4
The Southern States Art league ex-
hibition sponsored by the Art Unit
of the Woman's Forum will be shown
here January 19-20 at the City Hall
announced Miss A. M. Carnentor.
chairman of the exhibit.
The collection of fortv framed oil
paintings done by artists in fourteen
Southern states is from New Or
leans headquarters for the leneue.
The exhibit was shown in the Museum
in Houston during the month of De-
cember. This is the first time a
Southwide collection of Daintincs has
been brought to West Texas.
Fourteen artists represented in this
collection have won prizes for their
work in previous exhibitions of the
league. Three of the pictures shown
in this collection were awarded hon-
orable mention instead of usual
prizes which wero omitted this year
because of financial conditions. They
are as follows: "Girl in Green" by
Catherine Carter Critcher; "Drying
Codfish" by Ralph McLellan; and
"Dinner On the Grounds" by Karl
The exhibition is free to the pub
lic but a free-will offering will be
accepted to help defray the fee paid
to secure the exhibit and the trans-
Alpha Chi Chapter
Groups Discuss Plans For
Sending of Delegates
Dr. Julius Olsen in an address last
night told members of the Julius Ol-
sen chapter of the Alpha Chi some-
thing of the meaning and signifi-
cance of the Physical Universe.
The chapter discussed plans for at-
tending the annual national meeting
of Alpha Chi which is to bo held in
Austin February 22 and 23. It is a
custom of long standing for the so-
ciety to send its president and spon-
sor to these meetings as delegates.
Dr. Olsen is sponsor of the local
Cards were filled out for those who
became members this year. These
cards accompanied by the fees will
be sent to the national headquarters
to be filed. The students will then
bo recognized as members of the Na-
tional organization of Alpha Chi.
At the regular meeting of the Sci-
ence club held Monday morning at
the usual chapel hour members of
the organization heard a discussion
by Garland Foster on the subject of
tho moon and other celestial bodies.
In his discussion Foster explained
certain things which can be seen by
the use of even low-powered micro-
scopes. Some of these were: crates
dark spots and seas on the moon.
Due to the nearness of dead week
and final examinations for the fall
semester the meetings of tho Sci-
ence club will be suspended until af-
ter the second term starts.
'El Rancho Grande'
Theme Followed In
Hotel Ballroom Is Decorated
In True Ranch Style;
Morrow Heads Program
Speeches By Richardson
Desmond Wiggins Mark
Climnxing tho first term's activi-
ties the juniors of Hardin-Slmmons
university entertained the seniors
Monday night with the annual junior-
senior banquet in the ballroom of tho
The theme of tho banquet was car-
ried out In true ranch style. At tho
entrance to tho banquet hnll was a
large wooden gate with El Rancho
Grande painted on it. One hundred
twenty-five guests entered through
the gate registering before entering
tho hall. The ballroom itself wns
decorated in old ranch style with
largo Mexican blankets overhanging
tho balcony nnd deer nnd buffalo
heads placed at various points around
the wall. In tho center of the floor
wore several bales of hay with cow-
boy chaps and hats lying on them.
The orchestra placed at one end of
the hall was fenced off with a fence
decornted with whips chaps and hots.
Eighteen tables wore placed in cab-
aret style in tho ballroom. In the
center of each table was n small cac
tus and at each plate purple and gold
placecards bearing tho program and
the menu nnd small wooden statues
of cowboy riders in the same colors
Billy Morrow president of the jun-
ior class had charge of the program
representing "Billy tho Kid." The
invocation wns lead by "Parson" Ver-
non Ycarby. Mr. Morrow mado the
"welcome stranger" speech and the
response "thanks puncher" was made
by J. L. Desmond senior class presi-
dent. Entertainment music during the
courses was furnished by Pete Shaw
"The Warbling Hoss Thief" singing
(Continued on page four)
Quartet And Trio
Boys Girls Choral Groups
Sing At Stamford
One of tho boys quartets of the
Hardin-Simmons choral club sang at
the Callahan Association at Eula
Texas Tuesday. The quartet con-
sisted of James Rodden first tenor;
Gordon Suits bass; Payne Hathcock
second tenojr; James Rosscr bnri-f
tone. Numbers they sang were: "That
Beautiful Land"; nnd "Were You
There When They Crucified My
Lord." This was the quartet's first
program of the year.
The girls trio Edna Ardis Rose-
mary Malone and Margaret Upshaw
went to Stamford with Dean Wig-
gins where they presented m program
at tho Rotary Luncheon. ' The trio
also made several short trips with
Abilene Woman Is Author
Of National Recognition
Just around the corner a busy little
woman wns escorting a primary grade
through the massive shelves of books
in the red brick library. She paused
a moment at each division to point
out the books men and women read
and those that boys and girls wero
instructed in. Some of the children
were interested others walked by
aimlessly. Few knew that this little
woman Mrs. Maud E. Cole is a poet-
ess novelist and short story writer.
They did not realize that upon those
very shelves were the works of this
inspiring personality nor did they
know that soon the publishers will
have ready a new novel "Claybound"
ready to place beside the rest of Mrs.
Colo's works. This last deriving its
namo from her poem "Claybound"
in which she expresses the limitations
of tho soul within tho wall of clay.
Her novel "Strange Music" has a
West Texas setting.
Mrs. Colo is a native Texan. She
was born Maude E. Creaghead. She
Les Cranfill Resigns As
Hardin - Simmons Coach
Leslie Cranfill for nine years
ment of Hardin-Slmmons university
athletic council last Wednesday to b
Debaters Leave For
To Be Held Jan. 18
Gayer Featherston Stark
And Polk Compose
O and D Teams
Members of the Oratorical and De-
bating council left yesterday for Waco
to enter a debating and oratorical
tournament to be held at Baylor Uni-
versity January 18 nnd 19.
It is the first trip of the year for
tho local debaters. Stiff competition
will be -furnished by collcgo teams
from Texas Oklahoma Arkansas nnd
Don Gayer and Moxley Feather-
stone compose ono of the debating
teams and Wallace Stark and James
K Polk the other. Featherston last
year went to the Notional Phi Knppa
Delta tournament teaming with Mack
Eplen and Kellcy Barnett.
James Polk last year teamed with
Rigsby Barnes. Stark came to Har-
din - Simmons from Oklahoma City
and Don Gayer is a transfer from
Louisiana State Teachers college.
Kelley Barnett will represent Hardin-Simmons
in the oratorical and
extemporaneous speaking contests.
Prof. W. A. Stephenson conch will
accompany the teams.
The council plans to send represen-
tatives to tournaments in Durant
Okla. in March and at Trinity uni-
versity in April.
studied library science and art. Dur-
ing her early life sho did not care
for poetry but sho delighted in writ-
ing jingles for the amusement of her
class-mates. Along with these jin-
gles she wrote stories features and
anything that took her fancy.
Her first poem "Voice in the Rain"
was published in 1029. Eight years
ago she wrote jingles for n small
town paper which wero mostly hum-
orous. She began to tako great in-
terest In poetry at tho time nnd stud-
ied it from the standpoint of a critic.
Her second poem "Down Roads of
Thorns" a cash prize poem was pub-
lished in tho Kaleldograph in Dallas.
This little poem has been published
in fifteen different states. Much of
her poetry has won cash prizes.
"Storm in the Rockies" won a prize
in Sonnet sequences in Washington
D. C. This same poem was later in-
cluded in "An Anthology of Prizo
Poems" in 1932.
(Continued on page four)
connected with the athletic depart-
tendcrcd his resignation to the
ecome effective June 1.
"When this year's work Is finish-
ed I will havo been connected with
Hardin-Simmons for nine years. I
feel that for my own good it is now
time to make a change.
"My greatest regret in leaving
Haidln-SImmons Is that I will bo
leaving one of th0 best and finest
groups of boys that it has ever been
my privilege to coach. I am indeed
proud to know they will miss me nnd
i know I will certainly miss them.
"At tho present I have nothing
definite to announce as to my future
plans. I will however stay in tho
coaching game and in school work.
I nm now considering two or three
propositions from colleges nnd high
To H-S in '26
Cranfill came to Hardin - Simmons
in 1920 as assistant coach under Vic
Payne. Tho Cowboys that year won
tho Texas conference football cham-
pionship including a win over How-
When Payne resigned in 1927 to
take a similar position at Texas Tech
Cranfill was elevated to the post of
head coach. Although tho Cowboys
did not win the conference banner
the team included another win over
the Howard Payne Yellow Jackets.
That was the last time that a Cow-
hand squad has won from their
After coaching the Stripling high
school griddcrs in 1928 and 1929
Cranfill returned to Abllcno to n.
sumo his duties as head coach at
Hardin-Simmons on January 1 1930.
Since that time Cranfill's basketball
teams ruled the Texas conference for
four "seasons and finished in the runner-up
position last year after dron.
ping a heart-breaker to Howard Payne
late in the season. Tho 1931 foot-
ball team one of tho strongest of
fensive clubs to bo developed in
lexas in recent years tied for tho
title with tho Jackets.
Tho burly Cowboy mentor wns a
powerhouse in his playing days at
Hardin - Simmons Abilene Christian
and Bethany. Cranfill started his
gridiron career nt Abilene high school
whero ho played in 1914. 1915. nnd
1910. During tho world war he was
selected on tho all-A. E. F. team in
1918 while playing with tho 30th Di
vision. Ho returned to Hardin-Sim
mons in 1919 to play for ono year.
The next year ho attended A. C. C.
whero he was a bulwark in the strong
Wildcat team which finished the sea-
son untied and undefeated.
Cranfill went to Bethany college
nnd played in 1922 and 1923 during
which time he received several all-
America mentions. In 1922 he was
the third high individual scorer in
tho United States tallying 72 points.
During his five years as basketball
coach his clubs lost only three con
ference games while winning 45. Tho
Cowboy track team under Cranfill's
tutelage has never finished lower
than second in tho conference meet.
Dr. J. D Sandefer president of
Hardin-Simmons university had tho
following to say about tho resigna
tion of Cranfill:
"Wo regret very much to lose Mr.
Cranfill for his influence on the Hardin-Simmons
campus has been great.
Since coming to the institution he has
become loved nnd honored by every
student and has put athletics on a
higher plane. Wherever he goes ho
(Continued on page 3)
B. S. U. Meeting Led
. N. J. Westmoreland was student
lender ot the regular meeting of the
B. S. U. Thursday night with tho fol-
lowing program being given: "Be-
causo of Harmful Trends in B. S. U.
Work" Westmoreland; "Because of
What the Church Has Done for Us"
Loulso Creed; "Because of Christ's
Love for the Church" Rosd Ross;
and "Because of What the Church
Has Done for Us" Edith Speck.
The girls trio of the university
composed of Edna Ardis Rosemary
Malone and Margaret Upshaw sang
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