The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 27, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 20, 1918 Page: 2 of 4
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Send tho loaded ships across the
With tho stamps como across;
With tho. bonds como across;
Send tho ships' across to Porshlng
o'er tho Bea
Do you hear tholr bugles calling you
"Send moro mon and guns and air-
ships o'er tho sea?'
Tho hand that buys tho bond
Moves tho ship to cross tho pond
Builds a brldgo of ships to Pershing
o'er the sea.
Taken from Tho Outlook.
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D. Q. Riddle '. News Editor
Mildred. Foy Special
Anna King . Exchange
AllUter Goodnight Personals
Reporters for this week Gladys
Cain 'Max ' Stoker. Harry Duke
Truett Walton Vivian Morris WiU
Ham WImberly Solon Featherstono.
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Pioneer Movemens In the
Now Field of Education
In tho Association of the Colleges
and Universities of Texas which met
at Waco on April 12 and 13 there
wero sown some seeds of educational
progress possessing potentialities that
only time can correctly Value. Pri-
mary . among theso was tho appoint-
ment of a committee composed of
representatives from both Statd and
Independent Bchools Instructed to
formulate a course of study in military
science and training worthy of college
credit. This committee is to make
its report on tho first of next June
and as its chairman 1b Dr. O. H.
Cooper of Simmons wo feel no hesi-
tancy having heard his opinion on
the part the present day college man
is playing in the world Btruggle In
predicting that the committee will
formulate and recommend a course
of military training and science ac-
ceptable to tho majority of colleges
concerned. The. reception with which
the. colleges will greet such a recom-
mendation has already been practic-
ally expressed la the appointment of
another committee to provide for the
delivery among tho different insti-
tutions of a series of lectures upon
the principals of demoncracy by a
man of national repute. The signs of
the times are dally writing upon the
wall that future education must in-
corporate a more co-extensive pro-
gram of physical and intellectual ed-
ucation; and in this light military
science and training possesses a dis-
cipline contributory to thorough ed-
ucation and good citizenship.
Another committee which while not
of such Immediate concern as the one
first noted but in tho long run of
perhaps more general importance to
the nation is .tho one to submit
through the United States Senators
a recommendation for the raising of
the office of Commissioner of Educa-
tion to Secretary of Education in Pres-
ident's cabinet. It seems to us that
the failure to dignify so important
and fundamental a phase of our so-
ciety and government as that of our
educational forces with a chair in tho
president's cabinet is an Inconsistency
in our govermental organization that
ought to have an insistent call to be
remedied. Probably It will be for the
seeds were sown In a meeting which
Dr Cooper characterized as: "pleas-
ant harmonious and constructive'
A Splendid Meeting.
The college meeting which has just
closed was characterized with tho
style of preaching which places reli-
gion en a high plane. Dr. Hamlett's
sermons were simple and logical and
dignified presentations of the truths
which are tho fundamentals of reli-
gion. Appeals wore made to all that
1b high and noble In man; nothing was
done to stir the emotions other than
a Blmple relation of Bible facts. The
messages evidenced the fact that the
speaker realized that he was speak-
ing to a college audience; people who
are. supposed to think and to follow
out their convictions In spite of all
opposition. There Is a need for an
4 army of ministers of this stamp today?
The world must be taught that there
is nothing undignified or effeminate
about Christianity; that the fellow.
Who 1 an ideal Christian must have
gene iron in his blood and fill a man'?
plae la the world's activities.
Nowhere in this part of Texas will you find its equal in value for
it 16 custom-made and is decidedly one of the most popular styles
for spring and summer wear. The grace of the neW lace Oxford's
are unquestioned. Note the high arch the close fitting throat
the well poised Louis LXV heel. A full range of sizes if you
ELECTRIC REPAIRING SHOP
8. R. FEATHER8TONE 18
CALLED TO THE COLOR8
Mr. Solon ft. Featherston one of
tho influential members of tho Senior
Class received word that ho has been
selected as one of thoso to compose
tho army draft on tho 2Gth. Mr.
Featherston left school last Wednes-
day morning in ordor to attend to va-
rious civil matters beforo reporting
for his duty. '
In going Mr. Featherston leaves
behind him a placo that Is going to bo
hard to fill. Ho was a member of tho
debating team which was to debate
Trinity University and wqb connec-
ted with Tho Brand and various other
Tho system of track meets which Is
being carried out each year In tho
interest of tho public schools of Toxas
represents one of tho most commend-
able phases of modern education. Tho
time has past when men who have
trained tholr Intellects but havo neg-
lected their physiques can fill the
placo that Is demanded of a really ed-
ucated man. The time of tho monk
who secluded himself in a secret
cloister and rofused to see tho light
of day has been relegated to tho cob-
webbed scrap pile of mediaeval anti-
quity. Tho modern world wants n
man who will como out In tho open
and get some tan on his face; it ad-
mires the fellow who with a well
trained mind evidences some stamina
and back bono by about one hundred
and fifty or seventy five pounds of
sound muscle acquired as the fruit of
honest toll and of systematic develop-
ment on the athletic field.
And work on tho athletic field
makes a man out of a fellow In moro
ways than one; It gives him courage
keenness of intellect honesty and
above all. It makes him a man of Ini-
tiative; in short it develops tho best
type of leadership.
One of tho lessons of tho war Is that
our young men must be able to en-
dure In the physical struggles of life.
And" no where can they learn how to J
do this better than in . tho clean and I
vigorous contests of a gymnasium or
an athletic fiold.
A Solid Front
Tho meeting that has Just closed
was conducted In such a way that a
person of any Protestant religious be-
lief could attend every service with
out any reluctance whatsoever and
bo benefited by every sermon. Not
that doctrinal principles wore lost
sight of but the spirit of the mes-
sages was such that no offense could
possibly come. Students of various
church membership attended through-
out with tho greatest spirit of harm-
ony and goodwill in a co-operative ef-
fort to accomplish tho ends of the
meeting. It seems that the time has
come when wo aro going to bo freed
from Bo ;many wrangles which can
not possibly accomplish any good and
wo aro going to havo a united effort
on the part of Christian people in im-
buing tho world with the IdealB of him
who can bring peace to the nations.
The strugglo that Ib raging today is
calling for a unionized and combined
effort on tho part of all churches and
wo must not bo slow to reallzo it.
When our boys como home they
aro going .to enquiro whether tho
churches of the homeland havo stood
behind them or not; and wo must bo
able to answer that thoro was no lack
of union In oiir efforts In their behalf.
BEST CREED FOR AN AMERICAN
Some time ago tho city of Baltimore
offered a prizo of $1000 for tho best
creed for an American citizen ono
that should embody the deepest prin-
ciples and truest ideals of citizenship.
Tho prize has Just been awarded to
William Tyler Pago of friendship
heights Maryland who is a descendant
of John Tyler onco president of tho
U. S. and Carter Braxton Blgner of
tho Declaration of Independence. His
creed reads: .
"I believe .in tho United States of
America as a government of tho peo-
ple by tho people for tho people;
whoso Just powers aro derived from
tho consent of tho governed; Demo-
cracy In a Republic; a sovereign na-
tion of many soverlgn states; a per-
fect nation ono and inseparable; es-
tablished on thoso principles of free-
dom equality Justice and humanity
for which American patriots sacrificed
tholr lives and fortunes. I therefore
believe It is my duty to my country
to lovo it; to support its constitution;
to obey Its laws; to respect Its flag
and to defend It against all enemies.
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BUY A LIBERTY BOND.
By Charlotte Sayre Boorman.
Build a bridge of ships to Pershing
o'er tho sea
Stand behind our boys in France foi
Hold tho lino; close the ranks;
Movo like a million tanks;
Build a bridge of ships to Pershing
o'er tho sea
Buy a bond to help our boys who fight
for you . '
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A TWO MILLION
A few years ago we asked you to help us build up our De-
posits to ONE MILLION DOLLARS. You did. We
have passed the MILLION MARK and are climbing to-
ward TWO MILLION. With your continued co-operation
we will reach it and then folks outside of Abilene will again
sit up and take notice. We want your heln and will strive
to deserve it.
Farmers tSl Merchants
The Old Established BMk
See us for your Baseballs Shoes Mitts
Gloves and Masks
WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS
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The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 27, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 20, 1918, newspaper, April 20, 1918; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth96530/m1/2/: accessed April 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.