The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 25, Ed. 1, Friday, April 6, 1917 Page: 2 of 4
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Thp Weekly Publication of the Stu-
dent of S.'mmona Collogo Abilene
Entered as second class mnttor at the
Post Offico at Abllono Toxas under
the Act of Congress March 3 1879.
Subscription Prlco tho Year.... $1.60
ship unless you continue your writ-
ii. Tho membership contest of tao
Oratorical and Debat'ng Council is
nnnouncoi in this issue of the Brand.
M. L. H
Member of tho Texas Intorcolleglate
Staff Selected from Student Body on
Notice Squad 'Members
Office Third tloor Library Building
Mildred laxton .... Editor-in-Chief
Mamlo Goodnight.... Associate Editor
Claudo Lloyd .-.... Editor of Corral
It. W. Foy Business Manager
Horace Black well.. Ass t Bus. Manager
J. J. Kcctor . . Circulation Mgr.
Dr. O. H. Cooper Mrs. Q. II. Sandcfer
Dr. "W. F. Fry.
Squad No. 2 '
Issue Editor ...... Carroll Spanglor
JC880 Hodges Carroll 'Spongier
D. Q. Riddlo taraco Hord
Myra Barnes Cecil Conaway
Hester Qoss John McWhortor
Unless you roport to tho Issue Edi-
tor for tho week that your squad has
charge (as is posted on tho bulletin
board) and do so with tho Intention of
putting ovory effort forth to work up
your nss'fjnmenta and do your bosl
for that Issue you will doom this sys-.
tcm. But if you aro willing to co-operate
holp us weed out old methods of
Inefficiency and mako possiblo a bet-
tor Brand for tho better Simmons.
Turn now copy In not later than
Tuesday to Reporter office or phone
417 to "call for now copy."
Through an unavoidable error tho
name of W. C. Martin who was Issue
Editor pi the last number of the
Brand failed to appear in that form
in tho mast-head. The position is one
which calls for much work and re-
sponsibility and tho ones who labor in
this capacity deservo recognition for
"Pep" and' College Loyalty
brothers to patriotism..
Tho latter lives whero the former
ones aro found though he may be un
recognized until a crisis arises.
However tho combination of flags
flying band playing and Dr. Cooper's
rousing speech is calculated to shako
oven our firm belief In Sherman's
But President Sandefer's warning
was timely. Truo patriotism has no
place in its being for the thoughtless
and dangerous ''mob-spirit" and stu-
dents in their glorious and comment
dable support of country should not
forget tho grlmness of the monster in
whoso- clutches tnAi-U. S.is about to
Simmons is to have a new grand-
stand. In fact bUo almost has It. But
now in our joy t7fc.r th? fact that she
is to have such ni ".ddltlon to her
campus we must not lose sight ot
what made it possible. Simmons owe3
much to the. business men of Aulleno
and to tho enthusiastic pushers of
the enterprise but only tho generosi-
ty and wo might say in some instan-
ces the sariflclal giving of tho momr
bers of tho Senior class have made it
possible. D. Q. R. .
'Our literary societies meet when
tho members aro worn out at the
worn out end ot tho day and In a
worn out place." Tho above Is a
statement made by Dr. Fry In a talk
to tho Clios last Friday1 afternoon. It
oxposed the inefficlonoy of all liter-
ary society work in Simmons. But
the samo utterance marked tho usher
ing Izi a reform for at the very same
"hour tho faculty adopted a change in
schedulo which will probably result in
literary society meetings on Monday
mornings- .when members aro fresh
and when the day is fresh. Undoubt-
edly tho change will introduc6 fresh
enthusiasm into literary society work.
Several 'times during tho past throe
ycar&r-movemonts haVo been sot w
motion agitating tho Honor System
for Simmons. It has oven been put to
a vote ot tho Students Council. But
theso movoments were usually unor
ganized efforts on tho part of a few.
No attempt has been made to get the
Student Body to THINKING on the
subject beforehand in order that the
vote may truly represent thj opinion
ot the students after careful consid-
eration. Possibly these former nt-
tompts to install tho Honor System
failed bccauBO they were hastily
brought forward. At any rate with
tho phenominal growth of Simmons
during tho years 1916 and 1917 there
arises again the samo question which
lhas merely been lying dominant for
a while. With tho realizing of other
college "dreams" tho buoyant idc. of
the Honor System has been revived.
There are those who favor the sys-
tem and thoBO who oppose wjth argu-
ments worthy of consideration . on
both sides. Simmons is lining up witw
bther institutions which have the Hon
or System it is right that tho flues
tion of Incorporating this into our col-
lego should bo given at least weighty
and thoughtful contemplation by those
directly concerned. .But there is
ncedod possibly enlightenment and
education on this subject among the
Simmons students. For this purpose
the Brand throws open tho editorial
columns for student thought on this
subject and we invite sound opinions
frcm any student or from faculty mem-
bers. If it can be proved that tho
Hcnor System would bo practical and
-advisable for Simmons at this time It
would without doubt bo but another
.step forward for Simmons arid .one
which will surely come in the course
o'f tho onward stride of our college.
t least the Brand desires to break
the ice now and begin a campaign of
preparedness for the future initiation
of this idea. If you have thought
along th's line contribute tho result
of your thinking through tho paper
in order that tho cpllogo may profit
by It. A few students havq already
given their thought on this subject
and they are " quoted hore. Others
will bo welcome.
What would bo the result of the in-
stallation of tho -Honor System in Sim-
mons? At the beginning tho attitude
of some of tho student body might be
critical and unsympathetic but little by
little" as they peo tha tho system
works for tho common good a change
will bo felt A spirit a subtle somQ-
thlng but tho best of all will creep
Into'' our school that will transform
many ot the students from tho former
self-centered Individualistic persons
into those who aro beginning to think
of the other fellow and his rights and i
to those who aro learning tho best
lesson of the future citizen that of co-
operation with authority for tho com-
D. Q. R.
Expressions of Sympathy
Tho only real valuo that can posbI-
bly belong to expressions of sympathy
and condolenco lies in the genuineness
of such oxprerstons. Tho gift must
go with the giver.
An institution that has been sorvod
as long so unsolflshly and so effic-
iently as Simmons College has by
Trustco John B. Ashburn could hardly
do less than gonulnoly griovo with him
over tho loss of his wife. Ills follow-
trustecs tho faculty and cntlro stu-
dent body1 genulnoly sorrow over what
is tho loss ot us all but what is spe-
Sister Ashburn was a genuinely cul-
tured Christian woman truo In all
that makes tho right kind of a rrlfo
and unselfish to tho last degrco to her
children. Hor devotion to her chui.
was equally beautiful and Blncore. "
Wo would not question the wisdom.
or1 tho goodness of God for one mo-
ment Ho could not bo God and mako
or permit a wrong or a mistako any
where in .his government In some
way tho going of Sister Ashburn from
her friends and loved ones is for tho
best; nevertheless wo sorrow but
not as thoso who havo no hope.
Wo rccomniond that copies of those
expressions ot our sympathy bo sent
our papers and tho bereaved family.
W. F. FRY
M W. ELLIOTT
SOLON R. FEATHERSTON
FACULTY CHANGES WEEKLY
SCHEDULE FOR 1017-13
'At Its regular meeting last Friday
afternoon tho faulty decldcl V .change
tho weekly schedulo in iucb a man-
ner as to havo classos on Saturday
and tho weekly holiday on Mondny.
The" change will probably take ertect
at tho beginning of tho Fall term
A change Jn tho present schodu'e
has been-considered for some ilma. A
system providing for classes on six
days of tho week has been proposed
sevoral times but has been overruled
by sentiment among both students and
faculty. Under tho newly adopted
schedulo tho literary societies will
probably be expected to meet on Mon
Think of tho man who advortiscs in
tho Brand. He thinks of us. And
don't stop there. Ho doesn't
Happy thought! I know whero I can
so to get what I need nnd want I
saw It In advertised in the- Brand.
Tho highest honor comes to t the
student who aspires to the highest
place among his fellow students. One
of these places in Simmons is found
in the Oratorical and Debating Coun-
cil; another in the Press qiub. Havo
you ever thought df the work done
by these student organizations? Would
you like to become a member of eith-
er or botk of them? The membership
contests of the Press Club are in pro-
gress all of the time Write an article
for the Brand a story for the Corral.
Bt do not epect to receive member
Word has been received that Miss
Christine Coffee an honored graduate
of Simmons and the Southewestern
Baptist Theological Seminary has
passed the language examinations in
China and is now ready to begin hor
work as a missionary. Miss Coffee
is a present in Canton teaching in a
girls' school. l
Tho question for tho Spring mem-
bership contost of the Oratorical and
Debating Council is: Resolved That
The United States "Should Promote
and Join in With the Other Leading
Nations The Formation of a League to
Enforce Peace. Is your name to be in
the list of contestants? '
vmw J 'fill l iMr &l
1 1! I ill Hv ffl
It's natural for the young man to want to
Season his wardrobe with the newest and
truest of Springs fashion fancies.
Made to Measure
$20 (o $50
Models galore and 2000 pure wool fast-
dyed fabrics awaiting the touch of the
tape and the sweep of the shears 1
At home to you all day
Mingus & Woodruff Co.
Men's Quality Outfitters
Several students havo decided to go
to" H. P. C next year in order to con-
tinue work' under tr. Tolman. (?)
We arc now showing the
largest stock of quality .
In fact everything to be found in
a modern jewelry store. Wrist
Watches Brooches Necklaces
Bar Pins Rings Solitairs Stick
Pins and all that is new in dif-
ferent designs are on display here
in many varieties. A visit to this
store will convince you this is the
place to select your Gifts. Spe-
cial attention given to students
of Simmons College.
Drugs :: Jewelry
140 Pine Street
Ed. S. Hughes President.
Henry James Cashier.
F. W. Jamb's "Vice-Pres.
"W. S. Geeble Asst. Cashier.
Farmers and Merchants
A QUARTER OF A CENTURY
WE INVITE THE ACCOUNTS OP THE STU-
DENTS AND FRIENDS OF SIMMONS COL-
LEGE PROMISISG EVERY COURTESY ASD
CONVENIENCE OF A FIRST CLASS BANlC
iMSiX Qeo. L. Paxton President jPkZavi
Vm J. O. Shclton Vice-President Wi
lWaLk. Joe .F. Garrison CaBhler Mwi
YfcTliBX E- Chandler Asat-Cashler JjFMi
Buy her box of
Before the other fellow does
PHONE 417 '
Dr. GEO H. SANDEFER
Physiciin ind Surgeon
Olllce Over Corner Drug Store
From 5to 6 P. M. at Ann Hall Sim
Phetiea at All PUoeji
Drs. Maddox & Thomaspn
Over COMPTON'S Drug Store. ''
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The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 25, Ed. 1, Friday, April 6, 1917, newspaper, April 6, 1917; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth96494/m1/2/: accessed May 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.