The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 15, Ed. 1, Saturday, January 11, 1936 Page: 2 of 4
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THE HARDIN-SIMMONS BRAND
A weekly college newspaper published every Saturday
daring the school year by the Hardln-Slmmons Press
Club in the interest of the Student Body of Hardin-Slm-tnons
Entered as second class mall matter June 22 1017 at
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of March 3 1912.
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Cearley Kinard Associate Editor
Si Addington Associate Editor
Mack Machcn Sports Editor
Fay Morrison Society Editor
Hoyt West Desk Editor
Burton Shelton Copy Editor
Qrcenbcrry Morrow Cartoonist
Willard Foster Asst. Business Manager
Wayne Petty Finance Manager
Sarah Elizabeth Cox Columnist
Eocnig And Self ridge Exchange Editors
Reporters: Margaret Anna Hart Mary Zilla Tur-
ner Radical B. McDonald S. J. Briggs S. J. White
For God so loved the world he gave his only be-
gotten son that whosoever bclieveth on him shall
not perish but have everlasting life. Golden Text.
A NEW YEAR
January 1 1936. Another year has passed away
and we are now facing the newly-born year. Shall
we face it as we have faced the last few years de-
spairingly and hopelessly t Or shall we face this
one with new and firm resolutions a desire to do
some good and the will power to face our vexing
problems squarely and solve them even though the
solution will mean work and dcep thinking on our
partt Do the latter because it will not hurt you
in the least and will do most of you some good.
Texas our state faces the greatest year of its
history with the Centennial that is to be staged in
Dallas starting this summer. Hardiu-Simmons uni-
versity our school faces not the greatest that she
will havo but a greater year in her athletics and
intellectual advancements but these things are not
significant unless you yourself realize that this year
can be the greatest in your life. History is irt the
making and if you want to be in it you will have
to get out and hustle.
Nothing can stop a person who has made up his
mind that there is nothing in this world big enough
to stop him. Make this year 1936 the year that
you started climbing up in the world never to fall
New Year resolutions have been the order for so
long that they havo become timeworn and all but
yellow with ago. It is not my purpose to dig old
skeletons out of the closet but I would like to say
that this campus could in my opinion do with a
Tho small time sentimont in regards to minor
athletics on this campus has long been a sore spot
to my way of thinking and whilo I know nobody
will pay any attention to what I have to say I in-
tend to say it anyway.
The minor sports of this university havo long
suffered because of the lack of student support.
Basketball is what I have in mind and if you saw
the two games we played with Howard Payne you
know exactly what I am talking about. There were
not enough students in the stands to make a med-
ium sized noise had one been necessary. The end
of the gym long designated as the place for the en-
thusiastic freshmen rooters was sadly vacant. Tho
Cowgirls were rather a motley looking crowd the
yell leaders were nothing to brag about and the
band struggled valiantly but-half-heartedly.
Judging from the enthusiasm exhibited at these
two games it might bc'safo to say that by the mid-
dle of the season there will not be enough students
attend tho games to shake a stick at whatever that
means. The strange part is that the games arc al-
ready paid for by tho students and are thore for
Needless to say there is plenty of action in the
Corral every time a Cowboy five takes the court
and it seems that those with the proper regard for
their school would turn out in spirit and numbers
and make things around here appear lively. It
can be done and I would like to see it or I would
like to hear from some of those who stay away from
tho games as to why they do so. No resolutions
W. W. F.
LnfDBERQH'g SEGOHD FLIGHT.
Have conditions in America reached the point
where prominent families cannot be safo from the
If we are to judge by the surfaco actions of Mr.
Lindbergh such is the case. His fear for the safety
of his second son Jon is the accepted excuse for
his leaving this country to seek protection in Eng-
land. Critics the world over have kept their eyes en-
viously upon Lindbergh since his history-making
trans-Atlantic flight and were quick to pounce up-
on him for his action. As usual the famous flyer
offered no alibis.
The mass of tho American people arc in all
probability the direct cause of the Lindberghs va-
cating this country. The average American is a
publicity hound and a sensation seeker. He can-
not conceive of a man who does not like the public
limelight. This idea of Mr. Average Citizen is not
due to ignorance but to the fact that he has never
been in the spotlight and does not know the strain
and worry connected with it. These masses are
apt to judge Lindbergh by themselves and con
demn hun for his action.
If Lindbergh did leave this country to seek peace
and quite from tho hounding that has continually
been his he is likely to return soon for already
English reporters have served notice they will
hound him until they find out the real motives
for his being in that country.
Lindbergh is an American he will in all proba
bility return to America when the Hauptmann case
has cleared up. America cannot afford to loso a
citizen such as he.
It behooves every clear thinking American to
try and understand tho trials the Lindberghs have
been through to realizo that the sufferings and
hardships following the trans-Atlantic flight have
taken all tho pleasure and glory from it for the
flyer and to fight to down the lawless the crooked
politicians and the yellow journalism which drove
him from. the country. America must be for Amer
The United States and Great Britain are the only
two countries where people prefer a good sleep
after lunch to a fight. Philip Gucdalla.
We are now speeding down the road of wasteful
spending and debt and unless we can escape we
will be smashed in inflation. Herbert Hoover.
Borah is only a stalking horse. The moneyed in
tercsts will sell him out at tho national convention
and hand the nomination to somebody they pick.-
Thomas M. Duncan.
They say the country is all right because bank
deposits total $50000000000. That's a lie. There
isn't that much money. There isn't $10000000000
in usable money. Alfred Lawson.
The body goes to work a lot more readily than
After the New Year's celebration
at home and also in El Paso every-
one was feeling too
KjSSfeS B0W sctt'c down to
lk school work again.
the short vacation
did wonders to most
FirdDmm CeMege Press
THERE'S ONE ON EVERY FACULTY;
HAVE YOU MET ONE BEFORE?
Who derives a sort of malignant delight from
holding you up to ridicule every time he catches
you in error.
Who bless his old heart is so good-natured
that you love him in spite of the fact that he takes
up every class period prattling about various dis
connected and inconsequential things that arc m
no way related to the subject he's supposed to
Some students learn to amuse themselves in his
classes by.compiliug elaborate statistics whfyh show
exactly how often in any given length of time he
will use each of his trite expressions and tell any
one of his pointless jokes. Others sleep.
Who at each class meeting cackles over some
pet cut and dried theory with tho same displnj'
of prido and smug satisfaction as the pullet that
finally has managed to lay her first egg.
Who has been so long in the profession that he's
lost all contact with things outside tho academic
realm. He's your real old mossback professor.
Books to him arc life instead of about life. And
he's so steeped in the mustiness of old forgotten
pages that bookworms vie with the moths in attack
ing his winter flannels.
Who immediately upon entering his classroom
arouses the antagonism of every student by a pom-
pous show of superiority. What he thinks is his
chest he swells out at the thought of his own im-
portance. He knows that ho knows what he knows.
You're a student therefore you're dumb. Start
to make a statement and he cuts you off and shows
you where you're wrong before you've had a
chance to explain yourself. Opposition to his con-
victins is evidence to him that you're an ignorant
fool. Agree with him and you're weak subserv-
ient without enough backbone to stand up for what
you believe is right.
An hour of his didacticism and you have the
same sort of jitters that you get by scratching on a
rusty tin can with your fingernails.
Who is a fow moments can bombast you with
such a discharge of facts about people places and
things that you lose hope of ever assimilating them
and begin to wonder if a brain like his isn't just
some sort of a filing cabinet with each item labeled
and catalogued ready to be jerked out for instant
Who is cheerful and alert with a refreshing
bouyancy about him that stimulates your mind to
If young his speech is crisp invigorating though
sometimes bluntly frank and tinged with irony.
Older he has mellowed; his speech is richer and
without the youthful edge. Yet he still retains the
ability to see things from your standpoint. In
oither case contact with him opens you to more
and wider vistas of thought. You find that you
exchange ideas with him and vahie his the more
for having given something in return. And there
is that about him that makes you feel he's genuine.
And you wonder why there are not more on the
faculty like him. Daily Texan.
Throughout the school year of 1935-36 colleges
and universities may expect improved financial
conditions according to tho department of interior.
American students attend the German universi-
ties to study medicine. There are 365 American
students now attending German universities.
Snntn Clnus was
really such n nlco old
soul. He left fur coats diamonds
radios nnd wntchos for n few of the
nice little girls didn't ho Bobbie Dec
Bonltn Frances nnd Tommio?
Basketball season is here ngain nnd
seems as if it- will be good Judging
from the crouds at the games this
Margnret Wnldrop renlly pulled a
fast ono on us didn't she? Hope
married lifo agrees with her. Jo
seems to be making the best of it
too since she was the only attendant.
LUCKLESS GIRLS GET
CHANCE AT MATRIMONY
Turner Jordan Hart and McGraw
have been seen making whoopee quite
a few times since the hotldajs. ..Is
this the beginning of better things?
Bomnr it would bo better if you
didn't run nil over the country trying
to catch a bus so you nnd the date
could ride. After all Ruth Lee only
has n whole week to recuperate before
next Saturday night.
Burgnmy has stormed the campus
again. Frances is oh very hnppy
however she may have forgotten that
Pettis still hns her ring. It was only
a Juarez trip I heard.
The Black Job nnd the Blond Jo
have seen practically every show since
they have been bnck. Beginning to
look liko taffy to me.
Last Saturday night was the first
legal date the freshmen could have
nnd leac from the hall.
(Continued from page ono)
Windshcll docs is but to admit the
truth of the theory recently advanced
that all columnists are morons
spineless Bcnselcss composed of molo-
culcs of inorganic mnttcr whose ears
arc separated by an enlarged nobtile
containing nothing but spact'. In
other words there arc those in this
country who contend that columnists
all kinds'- arc somewhat on the shady
side of the fence and lack a sufficient
amount of intelligence to prompt them
to seek shelter in case of precipita-
tion. True those who advance this
theory may merely be a group of
narrow-minded psychologists and in
no position but far be it from this
department to help bear out their
contentions. In short no more Win-
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records whether tho law was enforced
but it rend: "That during yo reign of
her moist blessit majestie Margaret
ilk tnnyden Indie of both high and
law cstatit shall hno tho libcrtio to
speak yo mon sho likes. If ho refues
her to his wife he shall be mulct'in
the sum of ono hundred pounds or
less as his cstatit may bee except
nnd nlways if he can make it appeare
that he is bctrothct to another woman
then he shall be free."
In 1G0C n book entitled "Courtship
Lovo nnd Matrimony" appeared in
London. The book declared again tho
rules of the leap year custom "Albeit
it has now become a part of the com-
mon lawc in regardc to social rela-
tions of life that ns often as every
bissextile year doth return the ladys
hnvo the sole privilege during tho time
it continucth of making lovo unto men
which they do cither by words or by
looks ns to them it seemeth proper
nnd moreover no mnn shall ." Tho
"Mentor" shortly afterwards offered
the St. Patrick version.
Technically speaking leap year came
into existence in or about 40 B. C.
It was then thnt the astronomers of
Julius Caesar settled the solar year
at 306 days and six hours. The hours
at the end of four years mado a day
which was added to tho fourth year
thus giving us bissextile. The month
of February benefited on the calendar
by this extra twenty-four hours.
In the past nges tho unmarried
women wore scarlet petticoats during
the leap year campaigns. If any
maiden spinster or widow showed any
edge of her blushing garment as it
was called to any eligible mnn ho
was bound to marry her or buy him-
self off with nn expensive dress or
"With these decisive instruments of
warfare tho young Indies greatly
handicap tho males during the Leap
Year nuptials. Modern strategy has
also greatly aided the miss of 1930
who is sly and subtle and the de-
fenseless male is helpless.
St. Louis Missouri offers this bit
of rhyme as a befitting pep verso for
the young ladies of 1930 contest:
"Hold that lino got your man
'Round the neck if you can;
'Round the neck tho leg the waist
Grab anywhere with tight embrncol
Get your man and bring him down I
Attn girl wo'ro goln' to town I"
Worth The Price
AT THE FEET OF BEAUTY
Tho above pnragraph is just to fool
tho evil-doers into wnlking into a
nicely baited trap. The wise will heed
Revenge is ccr sweet but it is
honcy-ladencd when it comes at the
expense of the Yellow Jackets. For
years those Wasps have stung Cow-
boy outfits into submission still
every dog has his day and it is our
time to howl. Pages could be written
describing scenes in which the Jack-
ets humbled ranching crews but the
score was brought a little nearer to I
even Monday and Tuesday in the Cor-
ral. The Yellow Jacket's stingers
were just a trifle short for tho thick-
"My boy" said tho elderly million-
aire at the end of a lecture to his ex-
travagant son "when I was your age
I carried water for a gang of section
hands. I had to work for what I
"I'm proud of you Dad" answered
the gilded youth. "But f oryour pluck
and perseverance and sclf-sacrifico I
might have had to do something of
the sort myself."
Little Dorothy had a canary at
home. One day she went out to tea
with her mother. In the room was a
cage containing a pair of bright-green
little birds. Dorothy kept looking at
them and presently asked:
"Mummie what's tho matter with
those canaries? Arcnt' they ripe?"
During tho last few years it has
been extraordinary to noto tho in-
creasing number of inquiries about
tho feet. I bcllevo tho vogue for san-
dals both on tho bench and for eve-
ning wear has been one grcnt factor.
Perhaps too women nre at last realiz-
ing thnt what hurts their feet will
also hurt their facet
They are faithful members of the
beauty family our feet nnd we
ought to treat them with moro enro
than wo do. This is one ounce of
prevention that will pay us back with
more than its pound of cure. Onco
injured it is hard to bring-tho feet
bnck to normal no mnttcr how much
wo long to do so.
College girls arc generally most
sensible about their feet. They wear
well-made low-heeled shoes that are
sturdy nnd smnrt. But there arc
some things they should do to keep
their feet nt their best. Frist of all
keep the skin soft nnd pliant. A mar-
velous benuty practice for the feet
followed by a famous actress on the
continent is this: At night beforo
you go to bed use your faco cream
liberally on your feet. If you uso a
pactuerlzed faco cream you will find
it just ns cooling nnd refreshing to
hot tired feet as it is to your face.
After all your feet are covered with
When you havo rubbed tho cream
well into the skin take a handful of
ordinary table salt and massage it
gently over the same nren. Then soap
the feet and rinse well. Bo suro to
dry them most carefully and dust
lightly with talcum. You will feel as
if you were walking on niri It's a
good treatment before a dancing date
too especially If you expect to bo
Ono warning do not give your feet
this treatment if there is any abrasion
of tho skin. Then uso only tho cream
and wipe it off gently. Dust with an
an antiseptic powder or use a medi-
cated lotion. Since annoying foot in-
fections nro enslly transferred when
mnny persons walk with bare feot
around n swimming pool or on a bare
floor toko enro of your feet keep
them healthy nnd looking their best
and you will thus save yourself longV
disagreeable treatments necessary to
restore them to normal.
If you havo a personal beauty prob-
lem on which you need advice write
Woman's Interest Syndicato 522 Fifth
Avenue New York City
ORCHESTRA TO PLAY
(Continued from page ono)
minaro Wnndn Fox Dick Gnblcr
Marvin Gholson Joyco Hardy Mnr-
garet Hughes Lucinlis Jones J. R.
Kilpntric Andrew Kingk Fay Morri-
son Sorettn Morrow Thurmnn Mar-
shall Alllno McGnughoy Rachel Mc-
Donald Thurmnn Morrison -Alma
Page Dexter Riddle Letn Ruth Rid-
dle Billy Tobcrson Dr. Otto O. Wntts
nnd Betty Burns Williams.
A Small Deposit Will Hold Any
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every day in the year
Patient students the New Ycnr and
all its spirit is probably the cause
for tho condition of this column this
week. Everything seems lovely nnd
bright and it would be shameful to
wreck the serenity of it all but next
week nh next week is tho color of
another horse and we will get back
to our duties.
The New Year could stand a little
editorializing or sermonizing but
such will not be the case for already
we have wasted -your time too long.
Let ug say however that the Brand-
ing Iron is not an editorial column
nor is it a news column of the Brand.
It is only the mutterings of a poor
demented one whose sole aim in writ-
ing the tripe which makes it up is to
afford you a grin or perhaps a
chuckle. Your contributions to it will
be appreciated and maybe printed
but please bear in mind throughout
1936 that the Branding Iron has ndth
ing to do with policy of the paper
or better still add to your list a reso
lution not to read it and stick to it.
The young man was making the
usual plea to a father for" the hand
of his daughter in marriage.
"You impudent young snapperl"
shouted the irate parent. "Do you
think you could give my girl what
she's been used to7"
"Sure" replied the modern youth.
"I've got a pretty rotten temper myself."
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