The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 24, Ed. 1, Saturday, March 20, 1937 Page: 2 of 4
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A weekly college newspaper published every Saturday
during the school year by tho Hardin-Slmmons Press
Club in the Interest of the Student Body of Hardin-
Entered as Second Class mail matter June 22 1917 at
the Postoff Ico at Abilene Texas under act
of March 3 1012.
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LOS ANOKLKS PORTLAND
Mack Machen Editor-in-Chief
Jeromo Newman Business Manager
Burton Shclton Associate Editor
Hoyt West Managing Editor
S. J. "White Sport Editor
Si Addington Columnist
Kuth Tyler Columnist
Nell Shults Columnist
Dolores Self ridge Columnist
Fay Morrison Dramatic Critic
Zonn Horn Editorials
Alice Koenig .Features
Sinco I have been on tins campus not quite a
ycar.I have been appalled by the antagonistic at-
titude of the students and in particular a certain
group of students who pay nothing at nil for their
education. This small group of students contribute
nothing to the school but ralhcr tend to detcnutc
the morale of the other students and hence the
A certain amount of "gripping" is nil right but
only if it is based on logic and the "grippcrs" arc
m a position to do it. In this case however it is
like tlic spoiled ciuid who having been given a
piece of cake cries for the rest of it.
In case there is any doubt in your minds I am
referring to the cafeteria "hounds." I doubt if
any of us have as good meals at home over a per-
iod of a year as we do on the campus. Maybe it
could be served a little more daintily but when so
many people arc served at each meal it is rather
hard to serve everyone of the meals as if it were
Why don t we stop "biting the hand that feeds
'HOWDY TEXANS DO YOU KNOW THAT THERE 15
A .DIFFERENCE OF NEARLY TWO HOURS IN TIME
OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET AT DIFFERENT PARTS
OF TEXAS BECAUSE THE STATE EXTENDS
OVER THIRTEEN DEGREES OF WEST LONGI
TUDE AND MORE THAN TEN AND ONE-HALF
DEGREES NORTH LATITUDE?
i Horn Honks 1
By HORN E
Evidently being president of tho
junior class doesn't menn anything
any more. Bill Mlngus had to go n
"fur piece" to get n dnto for the re-
cent class banquet.
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cmcK ins" and start nushintr a little bit. and then we
would realize that maybe this "ole skulc" isn't
such n bad place after all.
A TRYING HELPER.
Jack Izard Editor-in-Chief
Paul White Business Manager
Homer Beck Feature Editor
S. J. "White Sports Editor
Milo Bucy Day Emery Bonita McGahcy Mal-
colm Bridges Contributors
"Kctchum Smoke Signal?"
There was a boy named Upshaw;
Slime Bill Tolllvcr socked his
It happened when they were dry-
And now Upshaw "no llkum"
A COMMENDABLE PERFORMANCE
Ilnrdin-Simmons rangy basketball players put
away their uniforms Inst week until another win-
ter rolls around.
This simple statement covers much territory. In
reality it means a lull for quite a while in an ad-
mirable sport. But especially does it mean that
your university is "up and coming" in all fields
Many of the sideline fans never really realized
the degree of proficiency possessed by the 1937
Ranching quintet. Early in the season the Cowboy
courtmen handily defeated Southern Methodist uni-
versity in a two-game series. The Mustangs ended
up the year by copping the Southwest conference
Only one defeat in an entire season is an admir-
able season record on anybody's books. The Pur-
plo and Gold's current season performance was
still more so in view of the fact that their one loss
was to an independent quintet composed of grad-
uates and former college stars.
Cleverness capability poise and many hours of
tiring practice were necessary factors in hanging
up the record.
The entire squad is to be-vcomniended for turn-
ing in a season characterized entirely by fair play
honest cnde.avor and interest-laden activity.
Hardin-Simmons' 1937 cagehands are not ask
ing for a single word of praise. This editorial was'
not written with the intention of persuading you
to start an epidemic of back-slapping.
We're only proud . . . and "jest braggin'."
DEATH ON THE HIGHWAY
1 FraDinni College Piress
Courtesy Ncws-Engrnvlng Co.
Yearly the death toll mounts from automobile
accidents. In 1931 there were 31000 deaths; in
1933 35500; in 1934 36101; and in 1936 36400
Mere killed on the streets highways and bi-ways
of the United States regardless of the nation-wide
campaign for safety!
"What is to bo the ultimate solution of this in-
human murder ? Shall we give up our automobiles T
Never! But where to then?
True some accidents arc unavoidable but the
fact remains that many accidents could be pre-
vented if drivers and pedestrians would use REA-
SONABLE care. Good brakes good tires and n
careful observance of all traffic laws will prevent I
thousands of these needless deaths. So why not
Alcohol education should have reached a mature
state in a school of this sort as it should have in
colleges everywhere. Emphasis on the evils of
liquor has been especially brought to bear litera-
ture has been placed in the student's hand ever
since he could read and the drastic consequences
have been pointed out- ever since he can remember.
Has this temperance education been lost on deaf
An article in the "International Student" af-
firms that the consumption of intoxicants as well
as the alcohol contained in the beverages lias never
mounted so rapidly in the past hundred years of
the history of the United States as it has during
the three years of the re-legalized liquor trade the
article also states that at no time in the memory
of most of us has there been such indifference to
the beverage liquor traffic's program of sales pro-
motion business intimidation and growing politi-
cal influence as at present.
In the opinion of Horace Mann distinguished
educational leader the elue lies in the fact that
merely teaching the facts about uleohol or cap
turing names on the dotted lines ot abstinence
pledges will not solve the temperance question any
more than human liberty and freedom may be ob
tained by putting a copy of the Declaration ot
Independence in the hand of every citizen;
"Character rather than words life itself not
printer's ink is the essential argument on behulf
of a truth that is seeking to win the support of
mankind" asserts Horace Mann.
Personal influence has a great deal to do with
attitudes toward alcoholic beverages. A Christian
college and Christian students may do much to
spread temperance education if only in the com-
munity in which it is located. At least may it be
hoped that the statistician will be able to truth-
fully publish his figures stating that there is less
drinking among students of a so-called Christian
institution than of any other.
BITS of WISDOM
By JACK IZAUD
Pull may get you a job but it will
take push to keep it.
Tho fellow who works to get by
without scheming doesn't have to
scheme to get by without working.
Some people seem to think they arc
not making progress unless (thcy are
fighting somebody or something.
Some people never stop to rest un
til they nrc too tired to rest.
Jean Christopher's liking for dogs
is becoming more evident every day.
(Especially for "Buell" dogs.)
Charlotte Collins becomes "weakly"
I If she doesn't get her "Collier" daily.
According to Frances Morrison
King "Ort" to be able to take a hint.
"Cnmc the dawn to Day" Emery to
bo careful when ho saw Cherry "court
ing" Inez Morris at tho Tilden Tennis
Rating this column just because
they're swell arc Lovclle Hnynie Ver-
non Pettis and John Hart.
Alas and nlackl Tho jester of H.-
S. U. has departed. He made mil-
lions laugh and ho "discovered what
had been getting Mrs. Mac's chick-
ens." The inimitable Norrcll is gone
By Kuth Tyler and Sue Savage
Much to her disappointment UOXIK
BASS discovered that it was not she
who was referred to in this column
last week. Anyway she wishes to
announce her engagement personally
nhen the time comes. That is if any-
one will pay attention. SELBY AS-
WELL prominent in ministerial cir
cles of Hardin-Simmons university
forgot his ethics and asked KOX1T.
for a date last Saturday and Sunday
BONNIE GABLEK famed tennis
and soft ball champion has turned
sissy. She has now taken up the gen-
tle nit of knitting. '
ELIZABETH BAGWELL behaving
like a wild animal in a cage has had
to stay in bed ten days just to miss
one English test.
FRANCES LARGENT nnd FLO
WINSTON had a bull session that
was really n bull session when they
discussed their dads' prize bulls. It
was all just n lot of bull though.
McDONALD came home Wednes-
day in a disgracefully tight-fitting
dress but all on account of the sud
den rain which shrunk it.
Others will think more of you if
you don't think too much of yourself.
Most of us arc worth just about
as much as arc the things that ab-
sorb our interest.
Indecision acts as four-wheel brakes
on our progress.
We acquire good habits only after
Real happiness has never
bought off the bargain counter.
By Dolores Selfridge
Austin High School at Austin reports that the
I cnlinnl nniil tnn lnllnra fn 900 linru nf nnnn lnot
year to keep the school athletes clean.
g REFLEXION .
By Burton Shelton
Well perhaps the most outstanding news
"break" in the entire United States oecurcd this
week when the boiler in a consolidated rural school
in East Texas blew up. Naturally this will not be
fresh news when you get to read it but such an in-
cident cannot be missed without mention. The
entire nation is deeply grieved over such a tragedy
and sincerest tribute is paid to those valiant work
crs that officiated at the rescue.
Now for some of our campus news. The tennis
stars of H.-S. U. journey to Austin this next week
for the Southwest Tennis Tournament. . . . Just
off the campus the Corral cafe is undergoing some
serious changes. . . . Mr. "Walker is slightly going
modern and is also enlarging his place to accom-
modate increasing patrons.
Mrs. Cyril von Baumann former Cowboy stu-
dent has sailed from New York to accompany her
husband on an expedition into jungles of tliema-
zon basin. . . . Boy that's some honeymoon trip
I should say. . . . The Twerps came through again!
Thoytoo ktho lid off tho intramural basketball
contest in tho first half of the scries and then
after some delay and maneuvering succeeded in
going out in front "Of the Rough Riders to take the
It seems that President R. N. Richardson of the
Southwest Social Science association will be chief
offieer for the annual meeting of the group during
tho Easter holidays. . . . Three Rancher athletes
went to Brownwood to compete in the district box-
ing tourney. Here's. hoping that they smash their
Wy to three top notch victories.
The paper this week came to you through the
courtesy of the senior group. Nice edition don't
you think. Congratulate Jack Izard on the fine
"Well fldlmia. I'll he aeeincr vnn nt thn Prnss clnli
It's a new dance step this time I Vermont co
ceds at Burlington Vermont ore learning all their
dance steps over on rollar skates.
A fiue of not less than $50 and not more than
$500 has been placed on all California schools for
hazing. This state law defines "hazing" as an net
that injures degrades or disgraces any fellow student.
PEOPLE WE ALWAYS HAVE
Those who think it's funny to
hide corsages until the dates ar-
rive on banquet nights.
Those who either freeze to death on
the bnlconies or smother to death in
closets to keep from going to the re-
You arc indeed poor if ou necr
had a generous impulse.
Some people scem vastly more in-
terested in what they obtain than in
what they attain.
WISE MEN ARE GUIDED BUT
NOT SHACKLED BY THE PAST.
The greatest progress is made by
those who avoid exti ernes.
The fellow who thinks twice before
he speaks makes up for lost time when
he does speak.
Getting is n business giving is an
By BONITA McGAHEY
It's just a chair. And an old chnlr
nt that. But If the power of speech
could bo given it harrowing indeed
nre the talcs it could tell. It's cover
is frayed from the many string pull
ing exhibitions of bashful Romeos;
it's seat worn from tho nervous wig-
gling of these snmo bashful Romeos.
On it's back aro two black greasy
spots suggesting the fact that two
heads have reclined in happy ecstasy.
It's springs rendering a resigned
screech scorn to say to tho world at
large: "You may be Mother's dimpled
darling but you're just another ro-
tound love affair to me."
Pushed into n corner like n poor
misunderstood step-child this long-
suffering old chair has cradled in its
forever opened arms all of the gay
caballeros nnd coy coquettes of mod-
ern campus history and never a se-
cret has it betrayed.
Here's a toast to tho Lover's Seat
And may it never fall.
Here's to the scat that's hard to beat
When loving In tho hall.
By SI ADDINGTON
TYPE OF LIFE:
A rarity she Is naive naif 'and
Her freshness naturalness nnd
spontaneous smile with a friendly
spirit intermingled gives you a better
slant on life. Your derogations seem
utterly fantistic when compared with
her wholesome and mornl outlook on
life. She Is small well-built with
conl black hair and eyes. When she
smiles her whole face lights up thus
mnklng her appear somber and nngry
Leadership is instilled In her
and with her Intellect and subtle
unaffected mannerisms she leads
the pack. She has not developed
enough to feel confident of lead-
ing everyone and If not careful
will get In the habit of subor-
dinating uncquals thus wasting
power that could be taped. If she
gets to feeling too satisfied with
her present lot she may fall be-
cause everyone grows and she
must grow with them especially
now that she is leading.
All men liko her because she can
be a pal or sweetheart if she desires
it. They know that she is cool and
capable nnd can handle every situa-
tion. Women ns a rule dislike her
because of envy and jealousy created
when they can't override her.
Her main trouble is that she
gives others too much credit for
brains. Trivial happenings pro-
voke her to thought when they
rcallv mean nothing. Power that
comes from winning a conquest
is enjoyed more than the achieve-
ment. Thinking of people only
as they affect her Is a weakness.
(Continued on page four)
CjQtoi W ;
According to the University of Chicago psychol-
ogists excessive bathing may mean a guilty con
The senior walk at the University of Arkansas
has tho names of all graduates (more than 4000)
engruved on it.
A butler in the Lambda Chi House at Alabama
university has named three of his off -springs Lamb-
da Chi and Alpha.
Dr. Merrel It. Fcnsko of Pennsylvania State col-
lege says that tho next war will be won by the
nation having tho best gasoline.
Enough ettiquette to start students out on a con-
crete road to social smoothness is being offered in
weekly lessons at the University of Minnesota.
T. J. Ashford although ho has been blind since
childhood is the successful band director of Haver-
Cows attending University of West Virginia
were fed two quarts of tomato juice daily
crease tho vitamin C content of their milk
from the fact that the milk was unfit to
the experiment was a startling success.
Tho University of Pittsburgh the "world's tall-
est school" is housed in n 42-story skyscraper that
It's not the cough that carries you off; it's tho
coffin they carried you off in.
SARAH ELIZABETH COX to
move back in the hall and bring
DOROTHY IIOUTON with her.
Since HORN HONKS has promis-
ed to mend cut throats It gives us
more room to cut throats we aien't
well read or well bred cither but at
least wo try to be interesting.
PUGGY HART and STINSON
nren't dieting they're fasting. They
are running n race to see who can
go the longest without enting.
A BOUQUET OF WEEDS TO:
ONA FAE TITTLE who practically
collapsed when her boy-friend from
home visited her last week.
The female of the specie lost her
man when FAY ROBINSON flash
from Wichita snatched up BUBBA
All our work on this column will be
repayed April 3 when wo will be al-
lowed lo attend the renowned Press
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