The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 25, Ed. 1, Friday, April 6, 1917 Page: 1 of 4
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IN SIMMONS SPEAKS ON
Y. M. C. A. SUCCESSES
Dr. Tolman in Y. M. C A.
Dr. Tolman who has loft to bo-
como President of Howard Payne Col-
lego spoko to tlio members of the Y.
M. C. A. last Thursday ovonlng. Ho
spoko only a short time but his speech
waB full of truth and sincerity as is
characteristic of all his speeches. Dr.
Tolman is the father of tho Y. Mt 0
A. of Simmons but in his speech ho
gavo most of tho credit for its organi-
zation to tho efforts of a fow faithful
mon who wore in school at that timo.
In his own words "I Just happened
to bo around and helped all I could."
Ho told of a great number of mon who
have been graduated from Simmons
ands who woro affiliated with the
Y. M. C. A. during their student life.
Ho pointed with prldo to tho achieve
ments of these men and gavo tho Y
M C. A. much of the credit for pro-
ducing bucIi men. Ho enld that ho
know of no man who has been gradu-
ated from tho institution and who
hold tho principles of tho organization
in mind that has not made a suc-
cess in life. Dr. Tolman in ills clos-
ing words snid "Mon stick 'to tho Y.
M. C. A. because it is a register of the
spiritual lifo of tho College. Every
omplcycr is looking for men who arc
Y. M. C. A. workers and I will not
hosltnto to recommend a man who
lives up to tho standard of tho organi-
zation." Owing to tho fact that Summer
Normal will begin a weok earlier Jt
will bo necessary that tho schedule
for tho coming term bo slightly chang-
ed. Thoro will be regular school on
Saturday April 14 and 28 and exam?
will bo ehld on May 2G with Com-
mencement on tho 31st.
This change wns'mado in order that
tho halls will bo vacant for tho pupils
coming to Summer .School and Nor-
mal. DR. FRY SPEAKS TO CLIOSOriHC
In response to an invitation from
tho piio President Dr. Fry Head of
tho Bible Department of tho College
spoke to the GHosophlc Literary So-
ciety last Friday afternoon. "An
Ideal Literary Society" waB tho sub-
ject of his address. Dr. Fry wob ongo
a membor of a society thaj was al-
most Ideal In spirit .wd ho gavo the
members of tho CHoa Bomc valuable
pointers. Dr. Fry believes that one
of tho prime requisites of an ideal m.
cicty Ib tho regular attendance of all
tho members. Dr. Fry sounded tho
key-noto of hia address when ho said:
"When your societies sccuro bettoi
meeting places and begin meeting at
night then and not until thcm will
society spirit in Simmons bo what It
AUSTIN COLLEQE HERE THIS
Tho Simmons Cowboys will mqot
Austin College baseball line on tho
Simmons diamond In two games. Ono
will bo. played this afternoon and ono
The Austin team is an especially
strong team and tho games promise
to bo fast ones as thotSlmmons team
is in good trim with nil their "pop"
Mako a date now for Press banquet
but got your tickets fjrst.
'That Press Club banquet will bo
tho Bwellest n r of the year."
SIMMONS COLLEGE ABILENE TEXAS FRIDAY APRIL 6 1917
SIMMONS WILL TAKE
PART IN. STATE .
1). 31. Wiggins Wins District Pcaco
Contest Frldny Evening
Tho District Poaco Contest hold In
tho auditorium last Friday evening
was won by D. M. Wiggins tho Sim-
mons roprosontatlvo. Morrow Boyn-
ton of Midland Collcgo was tho only
other contestant. In tho absence of
Dr.. Cooper Mr. Richardson presided
over tho contest.
Tho tltlo of Mr. Wiggins' oration
was "International Arbitration" and
that of Boynton's was "Tho Influenco
of Kaisor Wllholm on Universal
Peace ". Boynton showed that the
Kaiser must bo removed boforo at-
tempts aro madb to establish universal
j)oaco. Wiggins proscnted a means of
realizing international arbitration.
Wiggins will represent this district
in tho Stato Pcaco Contest which is to
bo lipid at Bolton on tho third Mon-
day in April. Tho Stato Contest of
191G was won by a representative from
Stato University who alBO wen tho
SIRKUS TO BE "GREATEST
AFFAIR" EVER PULLED
BY SIMMON'S STUDES
Practically all arrangements for tho
Parado and Kolege Slrkus of April 17
have been mado. Tho season.jwlll bo
tho greatest gala day in the history
of tho college. Tho parado which is
under tho direction of Walter Jen-
nings will begin at 2:30 in tho after-
noon and will pass through all tho
principle streets of Abilene. Tho
parado will bo featured by floats rep-
resenting tho classes literary socle-
tie's and various other active organi-
zations of tho college. There wl)l
also bo a float for tho Queen and her
maids. Threo bands will play in the
parado and a number of comic stunts
will bd pulled. Any student who 1b
costumed may enter the 'parado and
recelvo free admission to tho Slrkus
Immediately after tho parado ac
tivities on the Slrkus ground will bo-
gin A number of freo acts will bo
given in front of tho grandstand aftor
all sldo shows in midway will bo open
ed and tho main show will begin Tho
sideshows and general celebrations
will continuo throughout the after-
noon. Tho grand climax of tho 3lrkus will
bo reached in tho evening when thojjjmx. year With Trinity University
queen will bo crowned with appropri
ato ceremonies This coronation will
bo featured with spectacular lighting
effects drills and tableaux.
There will bo a full line of midway
attractions Including every kind of
attraction from fortune teller and
snake charmor to tho Wild West Show
and tho Motordrome
PROF. ABOTT HERE
Prof. Ernest Abbott who as was an-
nounced In last week's lssuo of tlio
Brand is to havo chargq of tho Creek
and Latin dopartmont during tho re-
mainder of tho term has arrived and
is now meeting his classes Tho ivork
in this dopartmont has experienced no
break notwithstanding tho departure
of Dr. Tolman.
In a short but interesting talk in
chapoj Monday morning Professor
Abbott impressed tho students as n
slncoro and careful thinking teacher
T APR. 28
I-nst Chance of Year to Gain Honor of
Membership In Council
Tho definite date of tho Spring
Membership Contest of tho Oiatorlcal
and Debating Council is Saturday
April 28 1917 Tho Council decided
at its last regular meeting to mako
public tho question for tho. debate
viz. "Resolved: That Tho United
States Should Promoto and Join In
With tho Other Leading Nations tho
Formation of a Lcaguq to Enforce
Peace." This question has been before
tho pcoplo for tho last four years;
thoro aro about five hundred articles
dlsucsslng thq question pro and con
to bo. found in tho Simmons Library.
Tho Council will expect every contes-
tant to bo prepared. This will bo the
largest membership contest of tho
year. There will bo fifteen or more
membership vacancies to bo filled by
this contest. A largo number of Se-
niors will vacate at tho end of tho
year and this will require an increase
in membership of tho Council. All
ambitious underclassmen are espec-
ially urged to take advantage of this
membership contest the last oppor-
tunity of tho year.
Tho Oratorical and Dobating Coun-
cil is a secret organization endorsed
by tho College which promotes and
handlca the majority of the college
contests in public speaking. Tho
Council this last year haj .arranged
for throe oratorical contents two of
wmcu nave ueen neiu ana two inter-
colleglato debates to be. hold a-irWrfSneton Jefferson and Lincoln ai
Theso debates aro with Trinity Uni
versity and Ouachita College. Tho
Council has challenged Baylor Univer-
sity several times this year and has
becn.unablo to rccolvo a favorablo re-
ply. Debates have been promised
Simmons by Miss. College Trinity Un-
iverslty.UnlversIty of New Mexico.and
Baylor University for next year. The
Students Association gave tho O. & D.
Council tho oxpllclt right that Its
membors shall bo tho only students
eligible to represent Simmons in intor-
collogiato contests of this kind. This
fact makes the Council maintain tho
highest standard of ability and schol-
arship in its members. Tho honor is
especially high for any student to be-
come a momber of tho Council. The
Spring Membqrshlp Contest if carried
out as planned will" give every college
student nn opportunity to becomo a
membor. Tho rules governing the. con
test will bo posted on tho bulletin
The Debating and Oratorical pom-
cil hna contracted a dobato to bo hold
Negotiations for dobatcs with MIssiss
JppI Collcgo Baylor Unlvorhity and
University of Now Mexico to bo held
noxt year will bo taken up by tlio
Council tho latter part of this year.
Every ambitious collcgo man desires
to win an "S" before lie -loaves his
Alma Matqr. Tho Oratorical and De-
bating Council affords tho student
ono of tho most cffectlvo ways to win
tlio Literary "S"
tt is planned by tho Council to on-
tqrtain tho now mombors oloctod after
tho membership cpntest by somo kind
of a banquet. '
Y. W A. Meeting
Ms. Dow wlio is assisting hor hus-
band in an evangelistic meeting at
First Baptist Church spoko to tlu?
girls of tho Y. W. A. on Wednesday
ovonlng. 'Hor talk was very timely
. ' ' "l
Buy your tickets now for Press
Club Banquetonly ono hundred
plates will bo sold.
Flags Appear Everywhere; AH Clinpcl
Spccchca Brim With Loyalty to
Wilson and U. S.$ Hand
Renders Patriotic Pro-
Simmons is not lacking in truo-
hcartcd patriotism. This hnB been
strikingly demonstrated on at loast
two occasions In tho paBt weok.
On Tuesday morning tho stage was
adequately decorated with stars and
stripes and when tho students filed
into Chapel ''Old Glory" was unfurlod
beforo them In two places. This was
followed by tremendous applause.
Thereupon President Sandofor aroso
and expressed himself on the present
International situation and upon tho
patriotic demonstrations which aro
swooping oyer our land.
President Sandcfer said that he hail
never enjoyed bolng shot but if Amer-
ica needed him or his students to con
porvo her honor he was auro that thpj
would respond to tho call. He warned
all over-enthusiastic students tbat war
is no child's play or atheltlc llntup.
but a tragic reality.
On Wednesday morning Dr. Cooper
addressed tho student bcd sajlng thaf
tho tim0 had virtually come whoi
American must pour out her hunm-edi
of millions of dollars and possible
much of the blood of th eland to pro-
tect the honor of our country. Di
Ccopor paid a remarkable tributo b
President Wilson saying' that ho was
certainly destined to rank along with
a leader of our people. Dr Cooper
said that aE tragic and sacrificial nn
a war must bo he himself would b(
willing to go to tho front and that hr
had threo sons of military ago who
would ho glad to offer thomselves as
soldiors should tho President call foi
At tho conclusion of Dr. Cooper's
Speech tho band Btruck up Dixie and
Tho Star Spanglod Banner amid tho
cheora df tho whole student body. Tho
applause was so great that tho selec-
tions woro repeated.
ONLY ONE HUNDRED
TICKETS JO BE SOLB
TO PRESS BANQUET
Big Social Occasion Thursday Even.
Ing. Tickets on Sale Monday.
Tho final arrangements for tho
Press Club banquet havo beon com-
pleted and tho dato has boen sot for
Thursday evening April 12. Tho club
has decided that tho number of guests
will bo limited to ono hundred and
those who get tickets first will bo
the honored ones. This annual oc-
casion will bo ono of tho most ela-
borate affairs of school year and
Mr A. C Miller haB beon elected
toastmaster of tho occasion. Dr Mil-
lard A. Jenkens has nccepted tho in-
vitation to give tho after-dinner ad-
dress and will bo woU worth hoarlng.
The speeches and toasts will bo In-
teresting and snappy adding an at-
tractive feature to this evening of-real
Tho Club has given banquet privi-
leges to those who aro not members
of the club as woU aB to membors
Tickets will bo on sale Monday in
tho press room and since tlio num-
ber is to bo limited to ono hundred it
would be advisable for those who
want to go to get their tickets at
SEVEN MEN WIN
S" IN BASEBALL
FOR "16-17" SEASON
Johnson Shaw Jobo Uarkley Hllbun
Bradley and Nowninn Receive
Letters; Presented by Conch
Bradley in Chapel
Wcdnosday morning in chapel loi-
ters woro awarddd to sovon men who
had mot tho qualifications of letter
men in tho past basketball season
Thcso letters wOro awarded by Coach
Bradley and tho men who received
them were: C. M. Johnson Clyde
Shaw Charnol Jobc Moll Barkley Al-
len Hllbun Virgil Bradley and Har-
Coach Bradley made a short talk on
athletics In Simmons Ho thanked tho
men who had worked on tho Bccond
team for their co-operation in making
tho first .eam a success. He. gavq en-
couragement to mon who had worked
yet who had not succeeded in making
tho team and explained that persist-
ent effort would finally bring success.
Several lmnortant athletic events were
also announced by Mr. Bradley anions
which was tho tonnls tournoment to
bo hold in May in which letters
might bo vcn both by men and wo-
men. Tho following are personal sketches
of the men who received letters.
C. M. Johnson guard Captain John-
son proved to be a real 'sader by the
way ho led his men through the past
basketball ser :on. Always calm
steady nuick to take advantage of tho
weak r'nts of his opponents he won
the reputation of being one of the best
guards in. the state.
Clyde Shaw forward. "Baby"
Shaw is big and broad and represents
a mass of brawn muscle and man-
hood. Ho. is always in the gamo and
always fighting with his strength
speed and accurate work. Ho scored
moro points the past season than My
other man on tho team.
Moll Barkloy center. Barkloy filled
his pivotal position well and in addlt-'
ion throw his sharo of tho goals. His
height and the length of his arms al-
ways enablod him to glvq bis team
mates the start with the ball.
Allen Hllbun guard. Abundanco of
pep and hard and accurate passes
woro characteristic of "Runt's" play
ing. His speed and ability to cover
Ibis opponent qulokly mado him a
strong guard and hold down the scor-
ing of all opponents.
Virgil Bradloy forward. Tho past
season was Bradley's first In basKet-
ball but ho playod llko an "old timer."
His Bpocd and ability to dodgo twist
and shoot goals from difficult posit-
ions mado hlra a strong forward.
Harroll N""wman forward. Now-
mnn's ability to "get into tha gamo"
and fight It to a finish enabled him to
bo a groat help fn his tepm. He mixed
In where fighting was hardest and sol-
dom failed to got tho ball. These
characteristics with his goal shooting .
ability gavo him his deserved place
on tho team.
DATE OF LOCAL STATE ORATORI-
CAL CONTEST SET FOR
Notice is horcby glvon that tho dato
of the ocaI Statq Oratorical Contest
has beon changed from Friday ovonlng
Apr! 6 '1917 to Tuesday evening
April 10 1917. Every contestant will
bo- required to submit at least threo
typewritten copies of his oration: to tlio
President of- tho Oratorical and De-
bating Council by Monday April 9
10:30 n m. Fatluro to comply horo-
Mth will deprive tho contestant from
onterlng tho contest.
Take your nicest girl to Press Club
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