The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 24, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 6, 1935 Page: 1 of 4
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HARDIN-8IMMONS UNIVERSITY ABILENE TEXAS APRIL 6 1935.
TURNER AIR ACE TO PICK BRAND BEAUTIES
Seniors To Give "Listen World" At 8
In Auditorium Tuesday; Seniors
Play Opposite Roles
In Comedy Drama
Olsen Haggard Patterson
Ramsey McLaughlin Rudd
Routh Shiller In It
McDade Is Director
It Is Play of "Nonsense and
Sense" and "Wit
"Listen World" a senior class pro.
duction will bo presented to the stu-
dent body of Hardin-Simmons uni-
versity Tuesday night April 9 in the
auditorium at 8 o'clock.
The play is being sponsored by the
senior class under the direction of
the gift committee the proceeds of
which will go to aid in the purchase
of stage equipment. The class of
1935 decided to give to the institu-
tion new stage equipment.
The admission will bo 10c for chil-
dren 25c for students and 35c for
The gift commltteo is composed of
N. J. Westmoreland chairman; Ollie
Lena Olsen Bobbie Craighead and
' Directors for the play are Jane Mc-
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Hi Girls! After a fur weeks' rest
due to the class editios the regular
staff of this sheet goes back on duty
to keep you and yours supplied with
the campus dirt and it has been
plentiful with the sandstorms.
Following in the very tracks of
Vernon Yearby Martin Glass and
several of the other campus shieks
Burgamy who of late has become a
lady-murderer of no mean ability has
been idling about the acres with that
inseparable pair Utley and Dunagan.
Of course Utley was in the middle.
The date of the origin of this romance
is unknown but it was in full away
The absence of Mrs. McCIure of
late from the cafeteria invited the
violation of some rules. Some of the
boys unbuttoned their shirts so far
down that t least two-thirds of their
anatomy was exposed to the elements.
There was also an unusual amount of
forgetting to get one's pie or milk
thus causing an extra trip to the
Girls it's time to start wearing
that personality smile because it
wont be long until the classes are
going to be picking the Brand beau-
ties and this tlmo tho beauties ore
going to be done up in grand style.
They will be allowed to display thoir
beauty on an Abilene stage with thou
sands (well a couple of hundred any-
way) gazing upon their broad bare
backs if that is the way they are
facing. Each class will choose four
and the Brand staff in collaboration
will choose four more. Start smiling
and speaking and those who are the
rarest of themselves may start their
twisting and hip shifting.
Among the higher society their
was a party recently and attending
it were some of the freaks that grace
the Simmons pasture. All were intro
toing everybody else to everybody
be stuttering getting messed up
n ffmtlmvA.1 in h.m tnnm
View Dutch Date
Editor's Note: Every week the
Brand will run several quotations
from a representative group of
students and faculty giving their
views with regard to topics inter-
esting to college and university
What do you think of Dutch dat.
Maxine Simmons "Wouldn't that
be cute I"
Doc Atkinson "Barring special
occasions and major love affairs
I think it is a good idea."
Inez Morris: "I believe in Dutch
dating but not 100 percent Dutch
dating. I don't think a girl should
furnish her car and also pay half
the show admission."
Ilolman Jcnkcns: "I am strongly
in favor of Dutch dating as it is
a sensible and democratic prac-
tice." Marion McCIure: "I wish they
had had Dutch dating while I was
Elba Reeves: "I think Dutch dat-
ing is a good plan although it can
be carried too far."
Cowboy Band Tour
Into Twenty Cities
Will Begin April 15
Program Features Soloists
Novelty Numbers and
Beginning the first major tour of
the spring semester tho Cowboy band
will leave Monday April 15 to appear
in approximately 20 towns.
The entire band of fifty pieces will
make the trip in the two busses of
tho organization and will be on the
road eight days returning to Abilene
Programs will be played principally
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Students of Piano
Appear In Recital
Young Presents Program In
E. Edwin Young's piano students
were presented in a recital last night
at the Hardin-Simmons university au-
ditorium. The program consisted of
a number of solos and a special piano
quartet by the "Four Elizabeths"
which is composed of Elizabeth Com
pere Elizabeth Willinms Elizabeth
Junell and Elizabeth McKinstry.
Other piano students appearing on
last night's program were: Kate Ivo
Gossett Thurman Morrison Eloiso
Norred Evelyn Edmonds Evalyn
Grace Barton Mary Louise Ford J.
Lynn Yeargan Wanda Fox Mrs. F.
J. Pruitt Minnie Fayo McJuary Vir-
ginia Smith Ollie Kittrell Sarah Ann
Stowe Louie Barton Jo Nell Robbins
Jane Longmoor Wanda Mae Clem-
ents Lois Meredith Oleanor Dellis
and Elizabeth Ann Grubbs.
Martin Appears On
Program At City Hall
Freddie Martin well known Hardin-
Simmons musician was a guest per
former at the Community Singing
program Thursday night at the city
hall auditorium. Young Martin sang
playing his own accompaniments and
played an accordion.
Silas E. Clark and daughter Leola
Marie gave duet numbers Miss Clark
playing song accompaniments and
Mrs. Clyde Stayton and Roma Dell
Robinson also gang duets.
West Texas Band Contest
to be Held April 26 to 27 is
Most Elaborate In History
The West Texas high school band
contest to bo held hero April 20 and
27 will bo the largest and most elabo-
rate in the history of the contest
according to Hardln-Slmmong offi-
cials. This is tho annual contest
sponsored by tho Cowboy band and
Two now features have been added
to this contest. A marching division
has been added to the contest division
and an orchestra section. The orches-
tra contest will bo held Friday after
noon April 20.
H. A. Vnndercook president of the
Vandercook School of Music will be
head judgo of the band contest. He
will be assisted by W. T. Betts direc
tor of music in Mnrlln high school
and Harold Wooldridge director of
music at Fort Stockton.
A clinic for all conductors will be
held in the Hnrdin-Simmons auditori
Prize Of Fifteen Dollars Offered
To Writer On
A first prize of fifteen dollars has
been set for the winner of the essay
contest that the Alumni and Ex-Students'
association is sponsoring in
Hardin-Simmons university according
to Dr. R. N. Richardson vice-president.
The title of the essay may be chosen
by the writer but several subjects
have been suggested by the associa-
tion. "The purpose of tho contest is to
promote interest among tho present
student generation with Simmons of
former years. It is trying to edu-
cate them with regard to the past of
this institution. It is trying to givo
the present student something in com-
mon with the student of several years
ago" lie said.
Several other prizes other than
the first will be awarded. The amount
and number of these prizes has not
been named but they will be deter-
Some of the winning essays will be
printed and sent to members of the
organization that is sponsoring this
There aro no .rules to be observed
in length subject treatment or style.
Tho only rule is that the essay must
pertain to Hardin-Simmons univer-
sity or Hajrdin-Simm'ons university
men and women. It must bo of in
terest to the followers of this insti-
tution. Some of tho suggested subjects are:
"H-S Men Who Died in Service";
"The Passing of G. I. H."; "When
'Anna Hall' Was Anna Hall"; "Be-
foro Cowden Hall Was"; "When Phil-
os and Clios Were Rivals"; "When
Mary E.'s nnd Popes Woro Rivals";
"The Most Thrilling Baseball Gome
in tho History of Hardin-Simmons
university (18 innings scoro 1 to 1
called on account of darkness)";
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B.T.S. Training Schools
Directed By Students
B. T. S. training schools directed
by members of tho Hardin-Simmons
university student body have been in
session all this week in four differ-
Charles Dickson Ollie Kittrell and
N. J. Westmoreland were in charge
of the training service at Ranger.
Ray Mathis Joe Self and M. W.
Pitts conducted the school at Shep.
At Eula R. L. Shannon was director.
Sam Malone professor of Blblo in
Hardin-Simmons university Mildred
dred Gardner and Miltie Wiman held
the religious educational work at
During the Easter holidays stud-
ents will be sent to the Runnels as-
sociation and Throckmorton- Young
um Friday evening April 20 under
tho direction of H. A. Vandercook.
Vnndercook will answer all questions
and explain necessary features. John
P. Ccrminaro Hnrdin-Simmons reed
instructor Is an ex-student of the
Vandercook School of Music.
Tho band contest will bo given at
9 o'clock Saturday morning April 27
in tho Hardin-Simmons auditorium.
The entire mass band will givo a con-
cert under the lights on Parramore
field at 7:30 under tho direction of
II. A. Vandercook W. T. Betts II.
Wooldrldgo and Marion McCIure
Cowboy band director. Tho mass band
will contain moro than 300 pieces nnd
the concert will be free to the public.
Tho Cowboy band will mako up tho
nucleus for this monster organization.
Immediately following the concert
the marching contest will be held.
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Choral Club Will Go
On West and North
Texas Tour Apr. 11
Programs Will Feature Trio
Sextet Quartet Solo
Forty members of the Hardin-Simmons
university choral club will leave
Wednesday April 11 for n seven-day
tour over West Texas according to
Mrs. Lola Glbson-Dcaton head of tho
voice department. The tour will cover
sixteen cities in West and North
Texas nnd Oklahomu.
Tho trip was booked by Tyler Cagle
and Charles Gauntt.
This is the major tour of tho or-
ganization for this semester. The
programs to be offered will feature
the entire chorus; tho male quartet
composed of James Rodden Payne
Hathcock James Rosser and Gordon
Suits; the girls quartet Edna Ardis
Rose Mary Malone Ruth King and
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Fine Arts Heads
Play in Old Glory
Preston and Deaton Offer
Special Program For
Mrs. Lola Gibson-Dcaton head of
tho voice department and Herbert M.
Preston head of tho violin depart-
ment at Hardin-Simmons university
together with S. O. Murdock of tho
Wyllo school presented a special mus
ical program nt Old Glory Thursday
night. The program was arranged
especially for teachers students nnd
patrons of Stonewall county schools.
Mrs. Deaton and Mrs. Preston gavo
concerts of 20 minutes each accom-
paniments being played by Miss Ruth
Sheibe. Others on tho program were
student groups from schools which
were represented recently in a teach-
ers school of publio school music.
Another program was presented
Monday night April 1 at Munday
Texas by E. Edwin Young pianist
and Herbert M. Preston violinist. Mr.
Young played a Chopin Sonata Sec-
ond Rhapsody by Liszt Caprice Es-
pagnol by Moszkowskl and a Ravel
number Mr. 'Propton played the
Adagio and Allegro energlco move-
ments of the Bruch Concerto the last
movement of Fantaslo Appassionato
by Vieuxtemps. and Barcarolle by
King Will Choose
Each Class To Select Four
Special Revue For Girls
Record -Smasher Will Show
Pictures and Lecture
First of May
Colonel Roscoo Turner America's
speed king has been selected and has
agreed to choose the most beautiful
girl in Hardin-Slmmon3 university in
the annual Brand Beauty contest. Ho
will bo here in person tho first week
in May and he will select tho winner
and the next four immediately fol-
lowing his address in the auditorium.
The twenty candidates four chosen
from each class by its members nnd
four picked at random by tho Brand
staff will march across tho stage
after the lecturo to be given by one
of the world's most famous airplane
racers. Mr. Turner will personally
view tho girls and select tho lucky
This will bo tho first timo in tho
history of the Brand that the Brand
Beauty contest has been mnnnged in
such a way. Usually they are chosen
by some celebrity by tho photographs
of tho candidates.
Last year tho judgo was Mae West.
Eleanor Byarlcy Kalamazoo Michl-
gan won tho contest. Tho preceding
year Frederick March judged the girls
and chose Dorris Garrett Abilene.
Tho candidates will probably bo
chosen in special meeting of all tho
The gowns for tho beauties will bo
furnished by the leading ladies' shops
dry goods stores and department
stores of Abilene.
Colonel Roscoo Turner in a wild
career of record smashlngs will pauso
momentarily in Abilene to deliver a
lecturo to the student body of Hardin-
Simmons university nnd select tho
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In H-S Auditorium
Representatives From Other
Abilene Schools To
Coronation services for all univer-
sity queen Mildred Richeson will bo
held Thursday evening April 2D in
the university auditorium according
to statement made by Moxley Feath-
crston president of the student body
Completo plans for the coronation
services have not been arranged to
date plans are underway for the
fnvoritc3 of McMurry college Abilene
Christian college St. Joseph academy
and Abilene high school together
with their attendants to take part
in tho ceremony. The anthem for each
school will bo played by tho Cowboy
band as tho rcspectivo representative
makos her first appearance.
Favorites for each class of the
Hardin-Simmons student body will
also havo a part in tho affair.
According to present plans tho
Hardin-Simmons choral club directed
by Lola Gibson-Deaton will bo on tho
stage during tho ceremony nnd will
sing tho necessary songs. Tho Cow-
boy band will play tho coronation
marches at the service.
Marion B. McCIure director of tho
Cowboy band is chairman of tho coro-
Dr. Wiggins Speaks To
'High School Assembly
Dr. D. M Wiggins lectured on
"Trends in Making Our Curriculum
Meaningful" Thursday evening at
7:80 o'clock in the high school audito-
rium as the final lecture in a serios
of talks on proposed curriculum
Debate Teams Leave For
Waxahachie To Compete
Pi Kappa Delta Orations
Two girls' and two boys' debate
teams under tho direction of Prof.
W. A. Stephenson head of tho de-
partment of government in Hardin-
Simmons university and debate coach
left Thursday at 12 o'clock to attend
the regional debato tournament of the
Pi Kappa Delta which is being held
this week-end at Trinity university
Sibyl Glass Bobble Craighead nnd
Rose Ross Myrtle Eugenia Haggard
were tho two girls team that went
to represent tho university in tho
girls' debato division Ross and Glass
will also enter tho oratory contests.
Roso Ross has for her subject "Al-
exander Hamilton His Financial Pol-
icies." Miss Glass will speak on "Blind
Tho first team of boys will consist
of Moxley Fcathcrston and Don Gay-
er. Tho second team will bo mado up
of James K. Polk and J. B. Brumclow.
For Baton Rouge
Seven Delegates Will Attend
From H-S. U.
Hnrdin-Simmons university wi.ll
send seven delegates to the South-
western Journalism congress meet-
ing in Baton Rouge Louisiana April
12 and 13. Tho journalism department
was admitted to this new journalism
conference this spring
Tho local journalism department
will bo represented by Ivan Flynn
Bronco editor; Gaines Shults newly
elected Brand editor; D. F. McCnrty
newly elected Brand business mana-
ger; Cearlcy Kinard Brand staff
member; Mac Mnchcn Brand sports
editor; Walter Davis Chapman nnd
Frank Junell local journalism head.
Tho group will leave hero Wednes
day afternoon April 10 nnd return
The Southwestern Journnlism con-
gress is composed of 13 of tho out-
standing schools and journalism de-
partments in tho Southwest. The con-
vention is meeting this year with
Louisiana State university.
Outstanding press men and journal-
ists from the leading universities and
publications of tho nation will bo
speakers for tho assembled journal-
ists in Baton Rouge April 12 and 13.
Tho Southwestern Journalism con-
gress and Student Press association
is ono of tho largest in tho South.
Other member schools are: Baylor
university Louisiana State university
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Writes Pep Song
Copcland Composes Music
For Crane High School
II. II. Copeland former student of
Hardin-Simmons and member of the
Cowboy band in collaboration with
L. T. Christcnsen has written a song
which hns been officially adopted us
the Crano high school anthem.
Copeland went to Crano shortly nf-
tor tho beginning of the second sem-
ester to' becomo director of the de-
partment of music and band director.
Copeland was a trumpet pmycr in
tho Cowboy band over two .years.
Tho song is:
"Come all you Cranes do you recall
Tho happy days enjoyed by all
In that-wonderful Crane high school?
Wo will uphold her as tho best;
Tho grandest school in all tho West
For wo love her ono and all.
Load on to victory;
For wo strlvo to bo
On tho winning side of every game.
Through all tho years obey her call;
All for ono and one for all.
And remember we'll never fall."
Jeff Bell will speak on "Freedom
and Democracy" and Kelley Barnctt
on "Individualism The Hope of Se-
curity" in tho boys' division of ora-
tory. Tho national question for all chap-
ters and regional meets of tho Pi
Kappa Delta meet is "Resolved that
tho nations should ngreo to prevent
tho international shipment of arms
The Hardin-Simmons group will bo
defending the cup. If they win this
year they will bo entitled to keep
tho cup. It was won two years ago
by Charles Barnes and Tom Barnes.
They never lost a decision.
Some of the competing teams aro
Trinity university Baylor university
Texas Christian university Howard
Payne college Abilene Christian col-
lege Sam Houston state teachers
college Louisiana college and Mary
Have Been Set For
First Week in May
Date For Political Picnic Has
Not Been Determined;
Vote In Chapel
The election of new officers for tho
schoolycar of 103G and 1030 will bo
held the first Wednesday in May ac
cording to Moxley Fcatherston pres
ident of tho student body.
Tho dato is set by tho student Con.
Shortly preceding tho first primary
election the entire student body will
observo its annual political picnic.
Every year a half-holiday is declared
tho candidates are introduced by their
campaign managers political speeches
are delivered and political rallies aro
held. Following the electioneering
there will be a lunch picnic held on
the lawns of tho campus.
Tho elective positions open to tho
students are: president of the student
body; vice-president of tho student
body; student secretary; yell leaders
from each of tho threo lower classes
and intra-mural councilmen from each
of tho three lower classes.
The date for the political picnic has
not been determined. It is under the
direction of tho student council nt
the head of which aro Moxley Fcath-
erston president; N. J. Westmoreland
vice-president and Rosa Crockett
For a student to becomo a candi-
date his namo must be placed on a
petition. Tho petition must bear a re-
quired per cent of the signatures of
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Sunday at El Paso
Special Sermon For Young
Vernon Yearby ministerial student
of Hardin-Simmons university and
newly elected business manager of
the 1930 Bronco was orda. led after
passing tho examination last Sunday
March 31. Ho is the son of Rev. I. L.
Yearby pastor of tho First Baptist
church of El Paso Texas.
Yearby entered Hardin-Simmons in
tho fall of 1932 and has been here
since then. He is assistant student
secretary of tho Baptist Student
Union. Ho was president of tho
Freshman class and was yell leader
his Bophomore year. Ho has been ac-
tivo in many extra curricula activi
ties and especially interested in the
religious side of university life.
"I felt that God wanted mo to enter
tho ministry and I surrendered to His
call" young Yearby said. "Tho fact
that my father is a minister had
nothing to do with my decision. As
a matter of fact I held off making
my decision for Bome time because I
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