The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 20, Ed. 1, Saturday, March 9, 1935 Page: 1 of 4
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HARDIN-8IMMON8 UNIVERSITY ABILENE TEXAS MARCH 9 1935
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Such language ns this was charac-
teristic of the sophomore banquet
held Monday night in tho Wooten in
high style. The main speech it seems
there must be one at every banquet
was made by tho Prof. Junell. Ho was
almost f or.ccd to leave when he start-
ed hia speech due to his manetic at-
traction for knives forks buns and
one or two chairs.
And the same night the Junior class
brawled in the gym. Parson Yearby
was master of ceremonies and the ice
cream was thick and plentiful. But
the president was not there. He had
been invited and even forced to at-
tend the -soph affair.
While speaking of the junior proxy
he is beginning to rate. Tommte Mao
drug him to the city one day this
week walked up to the box office of
the Queen Theatre purchased two
tickets gave them to the usher and
took her Billy right to the show.
Maybe she is taking him to raise.
Somebody should have raised him.
In connection with both affairs
'which one did Billy and Ruby. Lee at-
tend? They didn't. Their sins almost
found them out. At 10:09 all was well
but at 19:10 the 'automobile would
net start for nor high water.
'(And it almost cost Burnett and Jor-
idaa. This r week's sheet has come to -you
i through the efforts of Miss Myrtle
Eugenia Haggard Tepreienting the
senior class of 1935. If you like the
paper give her a pat on the back.
Poor kid. She has looked all week
like she was late to one of Mr. Ar-
A thrilling detective story has come
into the midst of this institution.
Everyone is eligible to try to solve
the mystery. A choice of a Bulck car
a trip to Europe $2000 in .cash or
the opportunity to marry the most
beautiful girl on the campus she
will be. picked shortly by some heart
throb goes to the one who turns in
the most plausible answer to the mys-
tery. Sere are the facts: One morn-
ing here of late in one of Mr. Ma-
lone'a classes there was a "here" in
response -to. every name- called on the
roll. Less than.three-minutes he seat-
ed the atudenta in alhpabetical order
-and six were missing.
Just haw far the romance between
John Green and tho daughter of Un-.
cle John Roach has gone is not known
publicly but it surely must be pro--gressing.
It -was only this week that
the father walked in the corner hang-
out and spoke to Johnnie "Hello Son."-
The-campua heroes were presented
'-their emblems for surviving the' head'
knocking-contests in chapel one morn
ing this week. Each one was present
ed his Bweater with a classic remark
These remarks revived the old gaga
-such as" Vice Versa Neely. Blushing
The cscapo from tho hall last week-
end by a couple of the newest co-eds
to grace this fair campus 'led to a
real celebration" of a merry quartet
made up of 'Rose Evelyn: Arnctte
Scotty Strain Ruby IBaggett' and
Walter Chapman. Mildly speaking
the .males of the mixed quartet were
about two shades in the wind. The rc-
sultvwas that they raised so much
cainthat the cops took charge. Later
this'weelc the boys were trying to
make bond. Blessed be the tie that
The ' new emblem that his been
'..-stretched to include the H part of
(MardlnSlmmoM - has become nothing
.iMreUBMa I. This might bo a fit
symbol (for the Weinert business col-
lOtte fiotiiose thovght to be im-
to (the wiles of women has
considerably. The Greek god
V Jfaftr. "hot ahst" to the soph bsn-
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Thirty Students Go
BTU Revival Today
Group Will Be Instructed By
T. C. Gardner State
B. T. U. Head
To Direct Study Course
Burress Directs Affairs Of
Thirty Hnrdin-Slmmons Btudcnts
left today to take part in n district.!
Baptist Training Union revival in tho
Mitchell-Scurry association qj West
Tho students will first go to a gen-
eral meeting at Dunn whero plans
will be outlined by T. C. Gardner
State B. T. U. department head. Fol-
lowing this meeting they will go to
their respective churches for a week
of study course tenching.
Frank Burress was in chnrgc of
the revival. Dr. Gardner is general
director of the district and Miss Hel-
en Gardner assistant in the State B.
T. U. department is in charge of tho
Miss Gardner gave a short talk
yesterday morning in chapel on "My
Most Thrilling Experience."
The following students were select-
ed: Alma Gray Christcno Dennis
Mildred Gardner Milton Wiman
Nora Wiman Himalaya Swafford
Rosa Ross Eva Worthlngton Mrs.
Forrest Hoffman Veda Summers T.
D. Wiman Marvin Leach Murray
Fuquay Ray Mathis Albert Cade
Ray Young Forrest Hoffman Chas.
Dickson Claud Gooch Paul Wright
Foy King Clint Irwin A. J. Swear-
engen H. N. Baldcre J. N. Easter-
wood Frank Burress J. W. Arnettc
Orval Hcndon. and Freddie Cale Two
of thesestuden& will' work 'in the Big
In Denton Today
Debates After Dinner Talks
.And Poetry Are To Be
Seven .Hardin-Simmons students
left yesterday for Denton to attend
the fourth annual C. I. A. Speech con-
ference which is in session there to-
day. Miss Nena Kato Ramsey head of
the Speech department accompanied
the group which' includes Edelweiss
Jenkins Jane McDade Don Gayer
J. F. Bell Mildred Burnett and Sy-
The meet is divided into three di-
visions. The first of these is the Debate-Discussion
group whero two top-
ics are being discussed. They are the
Pi Kappa Delta debate question: Re-
solved "That the Nations Should Agreo
to Prevent the International Ship-
ment of Arms and Munitions" and
the problem of "Unemployment In
surance." Sybil Glass and Don Gayer
are tho Hardin-Simmons entrees in
A second group consists of after-
dinner speeches which will follow a
luncheon today given in honor of tho
visiting delegates. Jane McDade will
represent Hardin-Simmons in this
Mildred Burnett and Edelweiss
Jenkins are the university's repre-
sentatives in the poetry division.
This tourney is an annual contest
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Modern Boys' Hall Replaces
Famous Cowden Dormitory
"Time heals all wounds" but a few
scars will always remain. This is
true of our own Hardin and Simmons
campus although few of us realize
it. The original boys' dormitory
Cowden Hall was located a few feet
north of tho present Ferguson hall.
In May 1022 this hall was complete-
ly destroyed by fire. Tho last few
years the land marks and remains
have gradually disappeared until to-
day practically the only evidence of
Its location is a sidewalk and a flower
garden. The sidewalk was the walk
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Seniors Choose Huddleston
And Short For Play Leads
Mary Alice Short and D. O. Huddleston have been selected for the lead
roles in the senior play "Listen World" which will be .presented March 29.
Miss Short will play the part of Henrietta Dupricz while Huddleston will
be seen as Harold Howard.
The remainder of the cast named
Tuesday includes John Paul Rudd
Mr. Bnrron; Ollle Lena Olsen Mrs.
Howard; Bill Ramsey Jamieson;
Paulino Patterson Betsy Ross; Glen
McLaughlin Mr. Schwartz; Myrtle
Eugenia Haggard Miss Bitefinch;
Will Edwin Routh Roger St. John;
Pauline Shillcr Arabella Schwartz.
The play is a comedy in three acts
written by George Melton Savage and
Edouard Poltret The plot is built up
in an atmosphere which is typical of
this modern age. Tho characters are
truo representatives of the twentieth
century lifo and get into the muddles
of which this age is capable.
Harold Howard )s a "Harold Teen"
typo of self-conscious youth but is
sufficiently discerning to be able to
see the comedy of existence and to
laugh at it. As a radical and wise-
cracker deluxe he has become the
puzzling problem over which his
mother and sweetheart Henrietta
Dupriez havo spent many a fuitlo
..Henrietta loses faith in Howard's
ever taking a serious view of life and
becomes engaged to Roger St. John
a money grasping young business
man. Harold becomes jealous ofcon-
stant gossip and newspaper publicity
and St. John's engagement to his for-
mer sweetheart and assumes the of-
fensive. Harold has a streak of luck. Gabriel
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Art Students See
Exhibitor Delivers Fina
Lecture To Be Given
Today in Fine Arts
Hardin-Simmons art students have
been entertained this week by the ex-
hibit of the complete collections of
Mrs. Yvonne Johnson who is here un-
der the auspices of tho University
The work of Mrs. Johnson which is
now on display in the Fine Arts
building includes woodcraft engrav-
ings etchings and prints dating from
the thirteenth century to the pres-
ent day. "
Mrs. Johnson h'as delivered three
art lectures each day and has ad-
dressed a number of classes includ-
ing tho dramatic criticism of the
The exhibit will bo open until $
o'clock this afternoon.
leading to the entrance but today
it .leads to nothing.
On Sunday May 21 1922 flames
were discovered in the basement of
Cowden hall. The building was com
pletely destroyed totaling a loss of
between f 40000 and f 60000 of which
111000 was covered by insurance.
The fire started in the center of the
west side of the basement where the
water heater was located. The flames
spread rapidlyj the wooden floors
burningJlke dry timber: Although the
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Plans Are Complete
For European Tour
Sandefer Goes To New York
To Work Out Minute
Final nrrangemonts-for the Cowboy
band trip to Europe this summer nro
being made by G. B. Sandefer busi-
ness manager who is now in New
While in .the East Sandefer is also
angling for an' intersectional football
game for 1036-37 with one of the larg-
est universities in tho United States.
A two-year contract will likely be
signed calling for the 1030 game in
the East and tho 1037 affair in Abi-
lene. This game is a follow-up of the
Cowboys' plan to play big time teams
from over the country.
Announcement has also been re
ceived here that the Hardin-Simmons
nrtist course for the next year will
be one of the most elaborate ever pre
scnted in Abilene with the signing of
three well known concert performers.
Definite announcemet as to the foot-
ball game ad artists attractions will
be made soon.
Booklets describing the European
tour are now ready for distribution
and may be secured by writing San-
defer at Hardin-Simmons university
A.C.C. Debaters Win
Debate Witn H-S. U.
Two Hardin-Simmons debate teams
met debaters of Abileno Christian
college Tuesday night in a practice
match at A. C. C. Both decisions went
to A. C. C.
The girls team consisting of Myrtle
E. Haggard and Bobbie Craighead
had the affirmative side of the ques-
tion and 'the boys team made up of
J. G. Brumbelow and Don Gayer were
negative speakers. The question for
debate was that of the Pi Kappa Del-ta-Rcsolvcd:
"That the Nations should
agree to prevent tho International
shipment of Arms and Munitions."
A return debato with A. C. C. is
scheduled at Hardin-Simmons for
next Tuesday night.
Science Club To Sponsor
Open House For Visitors
The Scienco club in its regular
meeting on Monday morning voted to
sponsor an open house for tho Hardin-Simmons
science department in
connection with tho annual High
School Senior Day which will be held
on the' campus sometime this Spring.
Sinco tho administration has not an-
nounced a definite date for tho affair
honoring tho seniors from nearby high
schools no definite plans were made
for the open house. The entlro science
department will bo open for inspec-
tion and various demonstration will
bo given by students in the science
A committee composed of Billy Gor
mhley Mary Overshiner and Gerald
Jarvls was appointed to investigate
the possibilities for a field trip for
the club to be held in the near future.
Two Puppet Shows
Are Presented For
. Artist Attraction
"Faust" Story of Wicked
Magician Is Given At
Elaborate Sets Used
"Uncle Remus" Is Presented
For Special Children's
Abileno audiences received with
much enthusiasm tho two shows pre-
sented at Hardin-Simmons university
audtiorium by tho Tony Sarg Marion-
ette Troupe Thursday March 7.
The evening performance was a
presentation of "Faust the Wicked
Magician." This was a dramatization
of tho famous opera "Faust" and
was depicted with true realism by the
marionettes. The opening scene was
in the workshop of the old magician
whero the wicked old man through
the power of his magic called forth
the devil. It showed his bargaining
with the devil wherein he traded his
soul that his every wish might be
It showed how Faust after falling
in love was unablo to find satisfac-
tion or pleasure though he had every-
thing possible at his command and
upon the termination of his contract
the claiming of his soul by the devil.
Give Matinee Program
Tho matinee performance a pre-
sentation of "Uncle Remus" was pri-
marily for tho children of tho public
schools. Tho simple plot was delight-
fully portrayed and met with the ac
claim of the audience. Honors went
to Undo Remus himself while tho
characterization of Brer Rabbit and
Judge Bear was given applause.
The stage for tho marionettes as
well as the furniture was built to tho
scale of the cleverly manipulated
puppets which moved by means of
numerous wires attached to various
parts of their bodies controled by
persons above the stage. These wood-
en figures appeared very lifelike in
their action and dress. Their voices
were supplied by people backstage
and with the movements of the pup-
pets appeared to come from the pup-
The marionette or puppet show is
one of the oldest types of acting in
the world. It was used as early ns
1587 when the opera "Faust" was
acted by these wooden dolls
. To BeginMarch 19
Carver To Preach Day and
Night Services in
Rev. Douglas Carver graduate of
Hardin-Simmons and present pastor
at McPhenon Kansas will do the
preaching in the campus revival be-
ginning March 10 and continuing
through tho 24th.
Beginning at tho chapel hour on
Tuesday sevives will be held
in the auditorium both morning
and night through Saturday. There
but the meeting will be concluded
with Rev. Carver speaking Ut the
First Church on Sunday morning and
nt the University Church on Sunday
Roy. Carver spoke in chapel im
mediately after tho Christmas holi
days on "Three New Year's Resolu
tions I Will Make."
Expenditures Of Hospitals
Exceed $200.00 Each Day
By Willard Foster
Have you over thought what it cost
to operate the West Texas Baptist
Hospital for thirty days 7 If not tho
cost would probably surprise you.
The total expenditure for tho month
of April was $0023.77. During tho
month of April f 105.00 was Bpent for
anesthotic equipment; 1320.45 was
spont for laboratory use; S35.34 for
express freight and drayago; 170.05
for ice; $323.04 for oil gas and elec-
tricity; $105.80 for maintenance;
$2300.76 fdr salaries; $807.12 for
I food; $317.06 for dressings; $304.24
Freshmen Plan To Hold
First Banquet March 16
Cowboys To Play
Last Home Game
The Cowboys wilt play their last
home games Monday and Tuesday
nights in the Corral with the Ste-
phen F. Austin quintet before they
embark on a two weeks trip to
meet national competition in Den-
ver. Students will be charged 23 cents
and outsiders 40 cents. Proceeds
will go to aid in defraying the ex-
penses of the Hardin-Simmons
baskctccrs in competing in the Na-
tional Amateur Athletic union bas-
ketball tournament to be held in
Essay Contest On
Romances of Past
Featherston Says Purpose Is
To Revive Memories
Of Former Days
Announcements have been mnde by
Solon R. Featherston president of
the ex-student's association that this
organization will sponsor a contest
for the best student essays dealing
with tho lifo of Hardin-Simmons uni-
versity in the past.
Mr. Featherston has arranged a list
of subjects entitled "Romances of
Hardin-Simmons." These essays will
be based on experiences that havo
happened on tho campus or to Har
din-Simmons men and women since
they havo eraduated. that will re
veal the spirit of the school and the
traits of its students.
The idea according tti Mr. Feather-
ston is to interest students of today
in Hardin-Simmons of the past and
through these essays revive in exes
tho memories of their student days.
Unless n largo percentage of the stu-
dents attempt tho essays the purpose
of tho association will not be realized.
Some of the subjects listed pertain
to thrilling moments or contests in
former years; somo to escapades and
stunts; nnd others to the contribu-
tions to Hardin-Simmons by such men
as Dr. Cooper President Sandefer
Dr. Olsen nnd Miss Breedlove. Mr.
Featherston points out that these are
only suggestions and that any subject
approved by some teacher will bo ac-
ceptable. Substantial first and second prizes
will be given ii the winners. In somo
courses tho student will be allowed to
substitute an essay on one of these
subjects for a term theme. No limit
of maximum or minimum length of
essays has been set.
The suggested list of titles is 'as
(Continued on page two)
Campbell Reviews Book
For Round Table Group
Miss Irma Campbell reviewed At-
las' "Wednesday's. Child" at a regu
lar meeting of the Hardin-Simmons
Round Table which was held Dednes-
day afternoon nt tho homo of Mrs.
D. M. Wiggins.
Miss Campbell also appeared Fri-
day afternoon in a meeting of the
Wednesday club at Baird whero she
gave n reviow of "So Bad tho Rose"
by Stark Young.
for operating room supplies; $207.34
for collecting expense; $255.71 for in
terest; $170.00 for offico supplies;
traveling expenses were $1500.
Tho patient averago or the average
number of days that each patient
spent in tho hospital was six days.
The death rate was less than four
The hospital management never al-
lows second grade material to enter
Wooten Hotel Selected As
Scene of First Year
Breaking nn ago old tradition tho
freshmen will have the first banquet
ever held by a first year class of
Hnrdin-Slmmons University on next
Snturdny night March 10 nt Hotel
Wooten. It is to be the first and
only affnlr on tho calendar of social
events for the class this year.
The price for tho affair is set at
eighty cents for each plate. Class of-
ficials are urging that all dues be
paid to tho finance committee as soon
Tho theme which probably will bo
kept secret until next Saturday night
has not been decided on yet. The pro-
gram will not bo arranged until noxt
week said freshmen officials.
Tho following committees havo been
appointed: Finance Jack Izzard Sa-
rah Elizabeth Cox Bonita McGayhay
Kcrmit Ashby Joe Self Buster
Horn Mildred Jcnkens Olin Burnett
Burns McKinney; Decoration Glen
Briggs Mildred Courtney Margaret
Pearson John Blakcy Wilford Less-
ing and Frances Wright; program
Holman Jcnkens Rose Ross Peggy
Jackson Scotty Strain J D. Moore
and Betty Miller; menu Jcssio Alex-
ander Jo Nelle Robblns Helen Joy-
ner Clifton Harrison W. P. Lcdbet-
tcr; transportation Bro. Mnigus R.
T. Boutwell R. I. Collier and Mac
Freshmen classes in tho past havo
been allowed only one social a year.
This was tho annual spring picnic. A
banquet for this spring was suggest-
ed by the first year students at a
class meeting two weeks ngo. A sec-
ond meeting was held Tuesday to
make definite plans.
Choral Club Plans
To Go On Concert
Tour April Seventh
Sacred Secular Light Opera
Popular Songs Are
Tho dato for the choral club con-
cert tour has been set for April 7
and the week following. Tho itinerary
is not yet complete but the trip will
probably include appearances in
Wichita Falls and that vicinity ac-
cording to Mrs. Lola Gibson Deaton
This trip is only the first part of
tho concert tour which has been plan-
ned. Later the club will give a pro-
gram in Dallas and that region. Sev-
eral radio appcaranse aro planned for
this second trip.
Programs for both tours will con-
sist of sacred and secular numbers
with tho latter mudo up of light opera
and popular songs. Special numbers
will bo given by tho boys and girls
quartet and the trio. About 40 stu-
dents will mnko tho first trip. Ac-
cording to Mrs. Deaton tho selections
will bo based on promptness in re
hearsals purchase of costumes and
payment of dues.
Tho concert scheduled for March 11
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Seniors Must Turn In
Names For Diploma's
Mrs. J. A. Board registrar of Hardin-Simmons
that all seniors must givo her their
names as they wish them to appear
on their diplomas. She is particularly
anxious to obtain tho correct spelling
of names in order to prevent any mis-
understanding and hard feelings when
the diplomas aro granted.
All summer seniors -and out of town
residents who aro candidates for de
grees aro asked to get in touch with
Mrs. Beard for the order of their di-
plomas. Mrs. Beard said tho new diplomas
aro tho samo sizo as tho old ones
but the wording and spacing will be
different. The new seal will be placed
at tho bottom of tho diploma instead
of tho top. '
Fifty-six seniors havo put in their
orders and approximately that many
more aro expected to make their applications.
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