The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 28, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 24, 1937 Page: 1 of 4
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HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY. ABILENE TEXAS APRIL 21 1937
Fray To Climax Six Weeks
Of Gruelling Practice
Admission Is Gratis
Campus .Visitors Are Invited
To Attend Feature
By IIOYT WEST
(Brand Associate Editor)
Every spring just about the time
the grass greens and the birds start
warbling football players around
these parts turn their thoughts to
the closing chapter of that nerve-
straining strength-sapping annual
ordeal spring training.
On about this date every April
when high school seniors come To
town the boss of the Cowboy camp
divides his crew in twain puts blue
Jerseys on one group and gold shirts
on the other. Orders arc given for
"brother" to fight "brother."
Kick-off at 3:30.
The two teams will line up on the
sod of Hnrdin-Slmmons stadium this
afternoon at C;30 o'clock and at "the
sound of the referee's whistle charge
forth into battle with all the enthu-
siasm and eagerness that character-
izes a major grid melee in the fall.
Every player will be doing his
best. Each man knows that over on
that sideline bench sets one or more
anxious candidates for his position
hoping for a chance to prove his met-
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Well girls most of us knocked
along through the winter without ser-
ious difficulty but this spring looks
like nothing but a long hard
STRAIN. Women's hats ARE sillier
than ever before in the history of pa-
tient man and these things made of
"sun-room drapery material" (dress-
es) with which they bedeck their
fragile forms . . . confirms the adage
"there's always the proper place and
time to SCREAM."
That "The prophet is without hon-
or in his own country" (since we have
started-off using adages) finds its
most flagrant example on the HS
campus. And as our friend Oscar
once said "It is only the Philistine
who would judge a man by the vul-
gar test of production" we hero go
on record with a favorable nod for
Zona "Horn-Honks" Horn female-
frcshmaft - editorialist - columnizitig-puta-merchant-
victim - aid - crack-absorber.
Now Zona is writing her bit
each week solely because the pub-
lic on the saner side of the fence
likes to read that bit. People
undimmed by smoke and un-
scorched by spirits usually ap-
preciate her "stuff." And any-
way its more difficult to write
with terse humor than with
Candidates for jobs on the Brand
and Bronco student publications
stand on the. familiar carpet Monday
afternoon and tell the committee why
they think they should be named to
executive slots for next year. Com-
petition is not as strong as usual and
several of the positions are wide-
open. We really wouldn't recommend
that anyone "try out" for an edi-
tor's Job unless they are Jour-
nalism majors or for a business
managership unless they have
taken courses in advertising.
But here if anywhere is the place
that an inhuman amount of BRASS
helps. Forget your limitations just
speak up loud and bold. Probably
(Continued on page 2)
Lead 'Brother' Against 'Brother'
At 3:30 o'clock this afternoon when Coach Frank Klmbrough's
gridiron aspirants face each other in an intrasquad battle on Cow-
boy field it will be a war of "brother" against "brother."
Captain of the White Jcrsicd underdogs will be R. T. Boutwcll
183 pound senior from Electra. Hums McKinncy snake-hipped half
back from Wichita Falls leads the touted Gold Shirts.
Twenty-One Candidates In Race
Annual political rally for all
candidates seeking positions in
the student government in Hardin-
Simmons university will be held in
the Cowboy stadium Tuesday night
April. 47 at 7 o'clock.
The night assembly will include the
proverbial politician's pink lemonade
but will find the usual picnic lunch
missing. However departure from
the traditional location finds the
group using the stadium instead of
the grove of trees in front of Mary
At a called meeting Thursday aft-
Slated For H.-S.U.
Tuberculin skin testing will bo of-
fered to students of Hardin-Simmons
university next week beginning Mon-
day when the Taylor County Tuber-
culosis association starts giving the
free exams on the campus.
Tests are being given during April
in connection with nn nnnual early
diagnosis campaign sponsored by na
tional state and local tuberculosis as
Purpose and value of skin testing
was discussed recently before H.-S. U.
students by Mrs. Dallas Scarborough
president of the Taylor county or-
ganization and Dr. Erie D. Sellers
local physician and member of the
association's clinic staff.
Tests were given high school fresh-
men students and first grade pupils
in Abilene public schools last week.
Children in the Americanization and
the negro school were given oppor-
tunity for the tests last Monday.
Films are being shown in connec-
tion with the diagnosis campaign. A
picture was presented before the City
Federation of Women's clubs Satur
day afternoon nnd several films were
shown Hardin-Simmons students
during this week.
A decorated float emphasizing the
value of uncovering tuberculosis
germs by modern methods was en-
tered in a parade hero Friday. Theme
of the scene was that "a fine body
may conceal tuberculosis." Bee Ag-
new Abilene high school student
represented an athletic girl as central
figure of the scene. Mrs. Earl Cal-
houn American Legion auxiliary
president assisted in decorating the
Mrs. W. W. Hair who has served
as chairman of n cleanup campaign
for negro residents Saturday an-
nounced that the response has been
splendid. Premises are to be judged
and prizes awarded.
Two sections on tuberculosis were
included in the program of the Texas
Conference of Social Welfare which
opened in Abilene Wednesday eve-
ning. The first section was Thurs-
day morning when Mrs. Florence
Breed field advisor of the National
Tuberculosis association spoke on
"The Purpose and Program of the
National State and Local Tubercu
losis Association." Dr. Earl R. Cock-
roll a member of the clinc staff of
the Taylor county unit spoke at the
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ernoon council members together
with the candidates mado final ar-
rangements for the program. The
group placed n limit of ten minutes
each for the speeches of the presiden-
tial campaigners and five minutes to
each of the other candidates.
The list of students includes 21
candidates for 12 jobs. Annual pri-
mary election is to be held the first
Wednesday in May as is provided
for in the constitution.
Frank Sclfridgc and Bill Mingus
are striving to place themselves in
the president's chair. Only candi-
date for vice-president is Gerald
Three nominees for the secretary
of the student body include Elva Lee
Jones Louise Toombs and Sarah
Students are to be elected at large
to fill the three places on the stu-
dent council provided for in the con-
stitutional amendment which passed
this year. Avery Lee is seeking place
1. Hibbard Polk and Mac Alexander
will decide which shall fill placo 2.
Dorothy Sue Collins has no competi-
tion for place 3.
The race for yell leaders should be
very interesting. Head yell leader
in place 1 will bo Tommy Black or
Squack Thomas. Three students arc
desiring place two they arc Charles
Bond C. H. Boyd nnd Aaron Grant.
Two girls have tossed their hat into
the ring for place 3 along with a
male competitor. They are Johnnye
Watson Milton Teague and Bonnie
Candidates for intramural council
membership have no opposition. They
are Robin Clack place 1; Clarence
Hcadstream place 2; and Kirk Mc-
Kinnon place 3.
Talk Plan Picnic
Plans for n May picnic were dis
cussed and a committee to select a
Greek relief or small statuo as the
club's annual gift to the department
was named at n classical club meet-
ing in tho home of tho sponsor Mrs.
O. E Baker Monday afternoon.
Following the business session
Mrs. Clarence Balcy teacher of Latin
nnd English in Abilene Christian col
lege gave a travel talk. Sho told of
her trip last summer to Italy and
visits to tho island of Sicily relating
in detail its colorful history. Her
visit to tho Island of Capri trips to
tho ruins of tho villa of the Roman
Emperor Tiberius and the city of
Pompeii were also recounted? Mus-
solini was compared with Cacscr by
Mrs. Baley in her discussion of the
capitol of tho Roman empire. Trips
made to Tivoli Milan Flotcnce and
Venice wero also told.
Those present: Gladys Arledge
Mrs. Bert Low Mrs. George Thomas
Lclia Poe Mary Fry Florence
Hughes Inez Cole Polly Anna
Phipps Myrtis Blake Jewell Thomas
Lonella Taylor Edith Strickland
Louise Wade Royce Eiland Kenneth
Unkart Harris Roy and Helen Mar-
20 H.-S. Students
Give Tally Tests
In Rural Schools
Exams Are Part Of Program
Training of Hnrdin-Slmmons prac
tice-teaching students under supervi-
sion of Prof. Hoyt Ford to adminis-
ter nnd score standardized achieve
ment tests gets undar way Monday.
The group composed of 20 education
students will give the cxnms during
the following week to all pupils in the
27 rural schools of Tnylor county.
The tests nie in line with the pres-
ent standardization program of the
stnte department of educntion. Two
weeks will bo required to complete
Substantial increase in teachers
pay is one of the benefits included
in the rural school standardization
program. The general work will be
under general direction of County
Superintendent McGchee. Prof. Ford
will supervise student training nnd
In order to insure reliability of re-
sults titles of the specific tests are
being kept secret. The exam for
second and third grndc pupils has n
time limit of 67 minutes. Grades
four through seven required two and
one-half hours for administering.
Cisco Parks Hear
Members of the Cowboy band gave
two concerts yesterday. The travel-
ing musicians j'Jayed a: afternoon
concert in Cisco high school under
the sponsorship of the junior class.
A full concert ranging from heavy
classical numbers to modern popular
tunes was presented in Parks last
night. The band returned afterward
in order to help open the annual sen-
ior day activities today.
Men making the trip were: John
Wylie Theo Nichols G. A. Mahler
Holt Spain Vernon Pettis Dick Gab-
ler John Hooper Cyril Pengleton
Charles Nosh Rayford Warr Ber-
win Harper Herman Bomor Jack
Rhodes Richard Schcaf Irving Tol-
zien Marian Wilkes Sammy Guthc-
ridge Ellis Kellcy Jo Deno Propst
Fonce Scott Sumptcr Reed Joe Mill-
sap Jack Wilkins Andy King Hub
Hill Lucian Upshaw Alfred Boyd
John Endicott accompanied the mu-
sicians as a drummer and general
property man. John Hart and Thom
as C. Canon served as bus drivers.
Name Baylor For
1938 jress Meet
Baylor university Waco was
named for the 1938 meeting of the
Southwestern Journalism Congress as
the annual convention held at Texas
State Collego for Women Denton
came to a close Saturday. Nino Hardin-Simmons
students wero delegates
to the congress attended by 200 jour-
nalists from leading colleges of the
In concluding sessions Saturday
afternoon Hoyt West associate edi-
tor of tho Brand was named secretary-treasurer
of tho business mana-
Program for the two-day meet in-
cluded n galaxy of talks and discus
sions led by leading newspapermen
critics authors photographers and
publishers of tho Southwest.
Schools represented were: Mary
Hardin-Baylor Baylor university
Texas university Texas Tech Okla-
homa university Texas A. & M. S.
M. U T. C. U. T. S. C. W. Louisiana
State Oklahoma A. & M. and Hardin-Simmons.
H.-S. U. STUDENTS IN CAST
OF KRBC MYSTERY DRAMA
"Beautiful Tigress" mystery dra-
ma microphoned by KRBC players
at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening in-
cluded a number of H-S speech stu-
dents in its cast.
Players under the direction of Doug
Doan were Roberta Robblns Mildred
Pender Ann Rader Naomi Davis
Monte Keagy Russell Redman Stan-
ley Jones John D. Frances Doan A.
D Whisenant and Georgo Brackett
Banquet To Have
Novelty In Theme
Group Secures Orchestra
To Play For "Tour
Novelty will characterize the set-
ting when Hardin-Simmons sopho-
moics gather for their annual class
banquet April 30 in the Hilton hotel
ballroom. A unique themo visualiz-
ing a visit across the Styx into the
underworld of Pluto has been
Tex Allen clnss president says that
in keeping with the general scenery
n "red-hot" orchestra has been se-
cured "to furnish appropriate music
for the 1937 event." Other arrange-
ments were snid to be "practically
complete." Tickets sell for $1.00
Plans call for tho entire group at
tending tho banquet to go to the
theater in a body immediately after
the regular program and dinner.
Welcome To Hardin-Simmons
-Home Of The Cowboys--
Senior Day Program
EVENT NO. 1
The Cowboy Band Marion McClure director.
"A Hearty Welcome to You" Avery Lee Mildred Burnett.
The H-SU Cowboy Quartet Aaron Grant Wilson Gilbert Avery
Lee J. L. Dickson.
The H-SU Golden Girls Quartet Etewanda Riddle Joy Pender
Ruth Carr Mildred Jcnkens.
Gene Estes and His Accordion.
Who Arc You and Where Are You From (registration).
Gymnastics and Tumbling boys Mr. Polk; girls Miss Huggins
Roper Bob King.
Xylophonist John Endicott nnd Ann Rader.
Pantomime Speech Arts Department Mrs. Lewis Mrs. Levy.
Announcements Dr. R. N. Richardson.
Gieetings from our President.
Barbecue with all the trimmings at the campus pits east of
Mary Fiances Hall.
Open House on the campus Music Plays Radio Entertainment
Caldwell Fine Arts Building:
Regional Intcrscholastic League Art contest in session.
Beautiful Art Display first floor Miss Carpenter Miss Lacy.
Musical Progiam first floor Mr. Young Mrs. Deaton Mr. Pres-
ton. Speech Arts Dramatics Radio second floor Mrs. Lewis Mrs.
Museum and Archneological Display third floor Gerald Jarvis.
Alchemist (Chemistry) Show room 213 every 15 minutes Dr.
House of Magic (Physics) room 201 every 15 minutes Dr. Olsen.
Information booth and business office for souvenirs.
Applied Chemistry How Products are Tested rooms 108-109
Biological Laboratories third floor Mr. Arnett.
Library Open for inspection Miss Andrews librarian.
Ferguson Hall For men open for inspection Mr. Landers.
Mary Frances Hall For women open for inspection Miss Head.
University Apartments will open in the fall.
Tennis Courts Hardin-Simmons vs. Daniel Baker Mr. Ballard ten-
Journalism Yearbook Uhiversity Newspaper basemont Mr.
University Book Store for cold drinks and souvenirs basement.
Cowboy band nnd Cowgirl Bond rehearsal rooms and offices.
Marston Gymnasium Ping-Pong Tumbling Badminton and games
for your plensure.
3:30-5:00 Parramore Field
H-SU "Blue" Cowboys vs. H-SU "Gold" Cowboys
We hope that you have had a good timo. In order to make this
event bigger and better next year we should appreciate your sug-
gestions. Please send all suggestions to Harry H. Hayes Hardin-
Simmons University. Seniors II Make your plans to enroll with us
in tho fall I Write for information 1 1
High School Students
Senior Day Observance
Program Gets Underway
Editors Will Be
All student sintcrcstcd in apply-
ing for offices on the Brand or
Bronco for next year arc requested
to meet the publication board in
the administration office Monday
afternoon at 2:30 at which time
selection of the editors and busi-
ness managers for the coming
school year will be begun.
Only students eligible for grad-
uation in June 1938 are qualified
for the positions.
The publication board is made
up of representatives from the fac-
ulty and from the student body.
LIONS HEAR MALE QUARTET
Hardin-Simmons' male quartet fur-
nished entertainment for the weekly
meeting of the Albany Lions club last
Friday with a program of varied
Members of the quartet are Avery
Lee Aaron Grant J. L. Dixon and
Wilson Gilbert. They were accom-
panied by Mrs. Lola Gibson Deaton.
Hardin - Simmons university
once again takes the role of host
today as 2000 high school seniors
from far-flung West Texas cities
and towns are welcomed to the
campus to observe fourth annual
At press time this morning
great numbers of visitors had al-
ready begun to throng the cam-
pus indicating a large crowd
would be on hand to enjoy a full
day of entertainment and educa
Entertainment begins at 10 o'clock
this morning when the university
stadium will be opened for assembling
of the various high school groups.
Free barbecue will be served the en-
tire crowd at noon. Numerous ex-
hibits throughout the campus will
command attention of guests during
the early afternoon hours and activi-
ties will be climaxed with an intra-
squad football game at 3:30 o'clock.
Dr. Rupert N. Richardson vice-
president said Friday that his com-
mittee has concrete evidence that
2000 students will be present for to-
day's features. Last year approxi-
mately 1700 registered at this annual
affair and n largo number are
thought to have attended without
signing the register.
Band to Play
The Cowboy band directed by Mar-
ion McClure will officially start the
morning program with a concert in
the stadium at 10:30. John Endicott
and Ann Rader xylophone artists
and Gene Estes accordion player will
give solos. Girls' quartet composed
of Joy Pender Mildred Jenkens Ete
wanda Riddle and Ruth Carr will
sing. Songs by the male quartet
Avery Lee Aaron Grant J. L. Dick-
son nnd Wilson Gilbert will follow.
Mildred Burnett university queen
and Avery Lee will extend the stu-
dent's welcome to tho assembly.
Promising a more speedy program
than those of the past Prof. W. C.
Ribblc will direct tho stadium acts.
Several performances will be going
on at the same time. Women's phy-
sical education class supervised by
Libb Huggins nnd Otho Polk's tumb-
ling team will perform. Bob King
will present a rope twirling and whip
Students of the speech department
will give a pantomime and President
J. D. Sandefcr will deliver a short ad-
dress to welcome visitors.
Typical western style food in plen-
tiful portions will comprise the menu
for the free noon meal to be served
on the lawn back of Mary Frances
hall. Ranging from spicy barbecue
prepared by expert G. P. Jones and
Lance Sears to ice cream dessert
with plenty of beans pickles bread
deviled eggs potato salad and trim-
mings thrown in the meal will con-
clude morning activities.
During the afternoon open house
will be held throughout the univer-
sity. Archneological exhibits will be
open in the Fine Arts building mu-
seum with attendants always on hand
to exploin the many collections. Uni-
formed Cowgirls acting as ushers
will direct visitors to demonstrations
in Brand and Bronco offices univer-
sity publications through the dormi-
tories and campus buildings.
Continuous showings will be run in
tho physics and chemistry depart-
ments. Students of chemistry will
demonstrate analysis of water milk
gasoline and blood. Discussions
on bacteriaology qualitative and
quantitative analysis will bo given.
On tho second floor of tho Science
hall the new cosmetics display will
be open along with an alchemist
show. The latter will featuro "heavy
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Richardson To Address
Wichita Falls Graduates
Dr. R. N. Richardson has accopted
invitation to deliver the main address
to Wichita Falls high school seniors
being feted May 4 by the local W. M.
Subject of his address has not been
revealed. Two Hardin-Simmons en-
tertainers John Endicott and Gene
Estes will accompany Dr. Richardson.
Tho duo will team with Joe Dean
Probst Dick Gabler and Hub Hill to
put on special numbers at the Haskell
high school junior-senior banquet
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