The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 12, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 7, 1935 Page: 1 of 4
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RANCHERS ACCEPT SUN BOWL INVITATION
Cowboy Band To Broadcast Centennial Program From Paramount
Songs Of The West
To Be Featured On
Show Monday Night
Regan And Plowman Have
Parts; Hookup Is With
Admission Is Free
McMurry Chorus And Glee
Club To Assist; Begins
Cowboy band of Hardin-Simmons
university will present the first of a
series of program for the Texas Cen-
tennial Monday evening at 10:30 at
the Paramount theater.
This program will be broadcast by
remote control to WBAP studios in
Fort Worth. The band will launch
the centennial program in West Texas
and will be assisted by tho McMurry
chorus. The west will be featured.
The world famous band will play
the following numbers: "Entry of the
Heralds March" by Chenettc "Jolly
Fellow's Waltz" by Vollstedt "Bold
Vaquero" by David Guion and
"Whistling Farmer Boy" by Fillmore.
Elton Plowman soloist will sing
"Little Grey Home in tho West" and
"Round-Up Time in Texas." John
Regan trick rope performer will give
the "Strawberry Roan." Marion Mc-
Clure is director of the Cowboy band.
Choral club of McMurry eollogo will
sing "Como to the Fair" by East Hope
Martin. Tho glee club will give "Palo
in the Umber West" by Cox. All of
the chorus will join with the band in
singing "The Eyes of Texas." Boy's
quartet of McMurry will sing "Win-
ter Song" by Bullard. The chorus is
directed by Mrs. Robert B. Wylic.
Wally Akin manager of the Para-
mount has made plans for the fea-
ture the Marx Brothers in "A Night
at the Opera" to close at 10:15 at
that time the doors of the theater will
be opened to the public free of charge.
The program can be heard at the reg-
ular WBAP hour from 10:30 until
1 It may not be as bad as it could
Tho quite feeling of amity so long
conspicuous by its absence upon these
plains prevail at last. -The Cowboy
band is joining a move to help send
the Cowgirl to El Paso and it is
not just toget rid of them by any
means for the band is going also.
Tho whoh thing will be in the form
of a high filutlng concert with all
the trimmings and will cost but two-
biti tt it might be a wise step to
start laying away stray sheckles and
planning to attend. It is the first of
itsicind in history to say the least.
The Dhys-ed picnic must have been
the best yet if reports can be depend-
ed noon even to small extent. All
who went returned tired and happy
with a sad yet joyful tale of a foot-
hill game played midst the thorns
and cactus of somebody's cow pas-
ture Jane Guinn was the star.
With interest growing daily in .the
outcome of the intramural football
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Miss Irmn M. Campbell English
instructor in Hardin-Simmons since
1920 who died Friday morning at
4:30 from complications arising
after a major operation.
Dies Of Peritonitis
At Baptist Hospital
Irma M. Campbell Funeral
To Be At First Baptist
Students of Hardin-Simmons uni
versity were saddened Friday by the
death of Miss Irma Campbell mem-
ber of the institution's faculty since
1915 as instructor in English.
Critically ill for a week Miss Camp
bell succumbed at 4:30 a.m. in a local
hospital where she underwent emer-
gency surgery on Thanksgiving day.
Miss Campbell became ill on Mon-
day November 25 date of the second
of this year's public book reviews for
which she had been given wide recog
nition in club and literary circles
here for three seasons. From the
first her condition was serious com-
plicated by generalized peritonitis.
Thursday morning as sho rested
quietly physician's cnlled in consulta
tion-gave a slight hrTpTr-Hiaf .ii rtlW'tf
ass a crisis successfully during the
day; but late in the evening it be-
came evident that death was quietly
approaching. Scores of friends and
students called at the . hospital
throughout tho day and night and a
largo number kept a vigil there until
Funeral rites havo been set for 3
o'clock this afternoon from tho First
Baptist church of which sho was a
member. Dr. M. A. Jcnkcns tho pas-
tor; Rev. Willis P. Gcrhart rector of
tho Heavenly Rest Episcopal church
and Dr. J. D. Sandefer president of
Hardin-Simmons university will offi-
ciate for tho service. Ruby Morris
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Collins Returns From
State Teachers Meet
Dr R. A. Collins dean of students
attended the meetings of tho curricu-
lum production committees and of tho
Texas Stato Teachers Association at
San Antonio last week.
The curriculum production commit-
tee worked on curriculums for the
public schools of Texas at their meet-
ings held on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Dr. Collins is curriculum advisor for
District 8 composed of Scurry Fish-
er Jones Shackelford Mitchell No-
lan Callahan and Taylor counties
Dr. Collins H. R. Arrant A. M.
Carpenter and Suella Lacy went from
Hardin-Simmons university to the
meetings which met on Thursday
Friday and Saturday.
HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY ABILENE TEXAS DECEMBER 7. 1935
To All Students and Ex-Students Everywhere:
The football squad of 1935 to my mind is the best in the history
of Hardin-Simmons or at any time when the school carried a dif-
We therefore requested the Brand staff to dedicate this issue to
the team and the coach.
In the years past Hardin-Simmons University as an educational
institution was ahead of its football teams. In many ways our school
Is greater than most universities in the land but in a football way
we have been inferior to many Texas schools much smaller with half
the equipment that we have.
If I can properly adjudge the situation those days arc gone. It
should not and is not anyone's ambition to conduct a school Just for
the sake of a football team. But in this modern day of football prowess
the school that docs not have a football team that measures up to
the other standards of the institution pulls down to some degree
the otherwise prestige of the school.
Hardin-Simmons university deserves a football team that will
play a creditable game with any team in America. We can have
such a team if the students and ex-students desire it strong enough.
Our victory at Brownwood makes the season a success regardless
of how other games might have come out. An inferior Howard
Payne team has many times defeated a superior Cowboy squad. That
"old fight" that the Brownwood boys put out cannot but be admired.
The authorities there say Howard Payne played three touchdowns
over their heads. But the spirit of self-confidence that determina-
tion not to quit coupled with good football coaching by Frank Kim-
brough was too much for them to overcome.
It is human nature that we all like to follow a winner. When
someone commends the Cowboys and calls them "my team" my chest
swells with pride.
In days past we have not been "proud" but from here on out
if we as Ex's do our part we can always be proud of "our team."
Let's all pledge our schooland ourselves that we will do our part
part to help build Hardin-Simmons university bigger and better each
Frances Perkins Speaks
On Economic Conditions
Other Schools Participate
In Christmas Season
The Hardin-Simmons Cowboy band
led the Santa Claus section of the
parade yesterday afternoon forming
at Fourth and Oak Streets and fol-
lowing the other sectors of the pa-
rade. D. H. Jefferies served as mar-
shal of this unit.
Tho parade began at 4:30 with all
(Continued on page 2)
Cowpuncher Pays Tribute To Will Rogers
With Typical Western Style and Humor
Editor's Note: This sketch was sub-
mitted by Rex Felker former rope
artist with the Cowboy band and is
his idea of the real cowboy sentiment
toward Will Rogers.
Wal Smoky old hoss looks like them
dogies bout settled down fer a little
Reckon they done .decided nuthlns
gonna hurt 'im longs as you and me's
prowling round out here through this
ole mesqulto bresh and cactus.
Plumb funny critters ain't they
boy? Just like singing to a baby
don't make no difference what ye're
crooning cr whether yo can even
carry a tune or not jest longs they
can hear yo and feel yer presence
SOLON R. FEATHERSTON President
Miss Frances Perkins secretary of
labor in President Roosevelt's cabinet
spoke to students of Hardin-Simmons
university and citizens of Abilene in
the Hardin-Simmons university audi-
torium last Wednesday night.
Sho was introduced by Congress-
man Thomas L. Blanton. The con-
gressman told the audience that "Miss
Perkins was not an ordinary woman
not a cabinet member by mero chance
or politics." He then read off a long
list of the secretary's achievements
as economic and social authority and
Miss Perkins acknowledged the in-
troduction but thought tho list too
long and too "high hat."
The secretary of labor seemed very
Impressed with Texas. She especially
expressed her liko of tho "very warm
(Continued on page 2)
Kinda queer like us being n com-
fort to anything ain't it boy?
i wny i bet thero nover wuz a coupla
more homely looking critters than us.
You ole mangy son-uv-a-gun you
I'vo seen hosses that wouldn't even
let you graze in tho same pasture
with 'im. Great big strapping fellows
with shiny coats and long flashing
manes and tails. Don't havo to do.
nuthln either cept eat and play so
they can look handsome at them big
shows where all thorn pretty ladies
and fine gentlemen comes to admire
Here be still you ole devil you why
I ain't poking no fun at you. Gosh
I bin too doggoncd many places my-
self where these ole crooked laigs 'n
Tunover boots and ole big slouchy
Best Of All Time
Abilene Business Men Join In
Tribute To Coaches
Special Train To Run
Victory Over Howard Payne
It's football week at Hardin-Simmons
university and Abilenians and
students have been busy paying trib-
ute to what is generally termed the
greatest gridiron machino ever to
represent the university.
The week was climaxed Thursday
morning with a program in the main
auditorium in which tributo was paid
coaches and squad by faculty mem-
bers students and representatives of
Abllene's official family chamber of
commerce and fans. '
Under tho tutelago of Hend Coach
Frank Kimbrough Lino Coach T. W.
Harrison and Freshman Mentor Theo
Rigsby the Ranchers closed a suc-
cessful season Nov. 23 with a 40 to 0
victory over the School of Mino in
El Paso and earned a trip to the Sun
Bowl on Jan. 1 when they will meet
tho New Mexico Aggies. Tho year's
record shows six victories and threo
defeats nil setbacks being at the
hands of admittedly stronger oppon-
ents Texas Tech Baylor and the
Rose Bowl bound S. M. U. Mustangs.
Playing tho Matadors only ten days
after the beginning of the training
season tho Wranglers lost a heart-
breaking 9-0 decision. Following
close on tho heels of tho Tech loss was
another reverse at the hands of the
Baylor Bears 14-0. Outgaining the
heavier Bears and -equalling' them in
number of first downs scored tho
Cowhands were unable to cope with
the speed of Lloyd Russell who kept
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Mother of McDonald
Dies At Breckenridee
Rachael B. McDonald left Wednes-
day to attend the funeral of her moth-
er Mrs. D. A. McDonald who died
suddenly early Wednesday morning
at their home in Breckenridgc.
Death camo quickly after a linger-
ing illness of several months. Funer-
al services wero held in Breckcnridge.
Miss McDonald is a freshman of
Hardin-Simmons. Sho is pianist for
tho symphony orchestra nnd is plan-
ning to major in journalism.
hat didn't take no beauty prizes.
Shucks I wouldn't swap you even
fer th' hlghsteppingcst thorough-
bred they got.
Why they don't a ono of 'im know
n blame thing about a cow. I bet if
ono of them ole wild heifers out there
wuz to git in the pen with them thcyd
jest run over each other gitting outa
.No-sir I guess wo wouldn't change
places with none of them high-filut-ing
city hosses and fellows.
Why man bout th first time that
ole moon got to shining down from
amongst all them pretty twinkling
stars like it is tonite we'd jest natur-
ally get homesick and lonesome fer
th sound of them pesky coyotes roam-
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To Meet New Mexico A. And M. In
El Paso For New Year's Classic
Chances For Victory Pick Up As Ed Cherry Reports For
practice; Uary Is Only Regular Who Will
Not Be Able To Play
Hardin-Simmons vs. New Mcxlrn A.Ttr M Tii -iii i m n - xt
-- ' .. ywh uC iii 1UOUB HEW
Years grid dish when these two clubs clash in the annual Sun Bowl game.
Acceptance of the Sun Carnival's Invitation to play in the classic was wired
officials in El Pas0 Monday by G. B. Sandefer Cowboy business manager.
Athletic council approval was voted Tuesday.
Irina Baranova talented toe
dancer who will appear here with
the Monte Carlo company's Ballet
Russe Feb. 5.
Ballet Russe Billed
As Next Attraction
For Artist Course
Monte Carlo Company With
Irina Baranova To Be
Here Feb. 5
Nijinsky had his entrechat dix Pa-
lowa her arabesque and Irina BaTO-
nova who comes to the Hnrdin-Sim-mons
auditorium on Feb. 5 1930 as
ono of the prima ballerinas of Col.
W. do BnsH's Ballet Russo do Monte
Carlo hns her 32 fouettes. The as-
tonishing technique which at tho age
of n school girl makes it possible for
her to whirl at top speed on one toe
until audiences cntch their breaths
in excitement takes Irina far on her
way to becoming ono of the great
dancers of Russian ballet.
A honey blonde with the pretty
gravity of a young Russian angel
Irina like many of her colleagues in
the ballet company is the daughter
of n family of distinction in tho old
regime whom tho revolution exiled.
Grievous as this was it was fortun-
ate too for at homo in Petrograd
Irinn would never havo been allowed
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Given By Players
"Red Carnations" ono act play
was presented in Players club last
Wednesday evening as tho first of a
scries of student directions.
Naomi Davis acted as the student
director. Those taking parts wero
Marcell Patterson young boy Winona
Graham young girl and Bernice
Beatty as tho old man.
Next week another play is to bo
presented and there will be nn initia-
tion of all tho now members into tho
Players club Plans aro to be formu-
lated for a party to be held before
Tho Cowboys went back to work
Wednesday for tho holiday encounter
which may place them among tho
ranking teams of tho nation.
Chances for a victory over the Ag-
gies picked up when Ed Cherry 190
pound fullback who has been on tho
injured list for a month reported for
the first drill. Cherry played only a
few minutes in the Howard Payne
and Texas Mines games but should
be in shapo for tho post-season skir-
mish. Leslie Clary regular end however
will not play in the game as the re-
sult of stomach trouble which has
rendered him unfit for duty. Gordon
Wood Alton Terry and Clifford
Wheeler squad members will not
play in tho New Year's iramo as thev
have reported for basketball practice.
The rest of tho squad will make the
trip to tho border city.
Sticker pennants advertising the
Sun Bowl carnival and game may
be secured at the bookstore by stu-
dents. These stickers may be
pasted on letters and packages and
will greatly aid in advertising the
One thousand reserved seat
tickets have also been received
here by G. B. Sandefer and may be
secured at the business office of
the university or at Week's Drug
Store in the Hilton hotel.
The Cowhands will bo accompanied
to El Paso by the world famous Cow-
boy band nnd the Cowgirls the South-
west's most colorful drill team. A
special train will carry these groups
and several hundred Abilenians and
Hardin-Simmons students to tho
game. Train tickets priced at $0.85
(Continued from page two)
15 Shopping Days
The following merchants can fill
your needs in the way of Christ-
mas gifts for tho family girl
friend boy friend or just plain
friend. They will bo pleased to
show you their selections.
Atkinson Drug Store.
Cox Typewriter Exchange.
Simmons Supply Store.
Presley's Jewelry Store.
Abilene Printing and Sta. Co.
Rex. A. Smith Jewelry Store.
Lion Hardware Co.
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