The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 18, Ed. 1, Saturday, January 27, 1923 Page: 2 of 4
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$tftj? Simmons Brand
Published Weekly by the Simmons Press
Club in the Interest of the Student
Body of Simmons College.
Entered as Second Class Mall Matter at
the Post Office at Abilene Texas.
Subscription Price per year $2.00
Member of the Texas Inter-Collegiate Press
Office: First Floor Science Building.
Published Each Saturday Morning.
HOMER II. 1IUTTO Editor-in-Chief
RAYMOND WILLIAMS Business Mgr.
ULMER S. BIRD -Managing Editor
NELSON HUTTO Issue Editor
Reporters: Hoyt Ford Scott Johnson
Alberta Howell Bettic Vaughn Myrtl
Barber Arthur Bullock Charles Smith.
TO THOSE ON THE FOREIGN
In the far corners of the earth in al-
most every field where Protestant missions
have been established men and women of
Simmons College arc scattered telling an
old old story.
The Brand pauses to pay tribute to
those wherever they may be today and
whatever work may be nt their hand. It
is good sometimes to remember that the
ideals and the spirit that is here is felt in
foreign lands among peculiar peoples in
those distant places of which most of
us know only through the books we read
and the sometimes strange stories that
have been told us from our youth up.
To some fall the task of working among
their own tribe and in their own clan to
others come the vision of broader fields
and the spirit of the pioneer and to their
lot is added the difficulties of the out-
posts. But with the obstacles that stand
in the way must surely be blended a zest
for blazing new trails discovering new
possibilities and arousing new hopes.
To those who read this in Shantung
China in Japan in Africa in South Am-
erica or whatever the Brand finds Sim-
mons men and women away from the
homeland take this as a personal greeting
and a hearty handclasp and a wish for
the very best whatever work you have
chosen as your own.
A CAMPUS BEAUTIFUL.
A movement is under way and an ap-
propriation has been made to lay pipes
and plant grass on the college campus.
This is a thing that has long been looked
forward to and will be one of the most
welcome improvements in proportion to
the money expended that could have been
Although surroundings do not make a
home or a college still a well arranged
yard and garden or a carefully tended
campus holds out to the passerby a prom-
ise of pleasant hours and pictured to him
in a measure at least the spirit that reigns
within the walls
It has only recently become possible
to add this improvement on account of
insufficient water supply- But this dif-
ficulty has been remedied now by the new
lake and water system so that a little
money wisely expended will make the Sim-
mons front yard a worthy index our real
Athletics Not All.
The action of the faculty of Stanford
University of California in suspending
eighty-five athletes for scholastic deficien-
cies should have a salutory influence on
the condition of intercollegiate athletics
in the larger' institutions of the land. The
athletes suspended include three star
track men seven men on the regular foot-
ball squad and four in the Freshman
squad and under the terms of suspension
the football men will be unable to com-
pete next fall. The action of the faculty
literally tore a hole through the Stanford
line far more impressivo than any made
by an opponent. The Daily Texan.
K. K. merely says "Amen." A degree
is no gift for physical prowess. A col-
legt education should have for its ideal
the development of all-round men physi-
cally of course but however well the rep-
utation of the college may be served there-
by the physical should not predominate.
A college's standard by which in the
last analysis the world measures it is its
scholarship. And a standard that is only
nominal would be little better than no
standard at all.
Recognizing this Stanford has uncom-
promisingly made the sacrifice and though
they may lose a football season yet the
measuring up unflinchingly to a vital prin-
ciple cannot do else but reflect itself in
the life of the institution.
Hoo-cvcr Hcizz-in-Chlef Himself is lord
of position on the page and wherever he
places us "colyums" there we must dwell.
Now K. K. always has tried to get along
with his neighbors but he has also al-
ways spoken plainly and frankly in all
matters of principle. Furthermore he
doesn't hesitate to come out and speak
openly to one's face.
K. K. cannot always agree with "What
Others Think" even if we are neighbors
and even if K. K.'s chickens do fly over
into his garden and pick around among
the exchanges that he has been weeding
out all the year.
I refer to a sentence of last week under
the head of Class Spirit: "An upperclass-
man is better educated than a fresh I c
therefore he should be looked up to and
K. K. thoroughly agrees with the last
part of the sentence. An uppcrclassman
should be respected. It is right. It is
just. It is fitting. It docs no harm. It
may influence said upperclassman to be-
lieve that he amounts to something after
But K. K. firmly opposes tho "looked
up to." In the first place the upper-
classman is not of necessity better edu-
cated than the frcshie. There are upper-
classmen of such a degree of scholarship
that the whole mental equipment of a
million of them could be herded together
and juggled on the point of a cambric
needle for a million years and never touch
In the second place the real scholar
man or woman sophomore or senior has
learned that the world abounds with so
many things he does not know and never
will know that he has no ambition that
underclassmen "look up to" him. The
Idea of being looked up to is bom of the
days of little selfish rivalry among prim-
itive tribes where it was the ambition of
every man to be the strongest and the
biggest and the tallest to have killed the
most animals and to be considered among
his clansmen as a "heap big Injun."
It is regrettable that the day has not
passed in many colleges which are sup-
posed to be the exponents of culture and
scholarship when upperclassmen or any
classmen for that matter stoop to demand
that those a year less advanced than they
"look up to" them.
The "big I and little u" is not a true
college spirit. It is the relic of a bar-
barian past when men. became great be-
cause they were taller than the rest and
expected their "inferiors" to continually
pay homage to that greatness by "looking
up to" them.
WHAT OTHERS THINK.
MISSOURI FURNISHES 200
. VOLUNTEERS FOR SERVICE
Your born publicity hound seems to have
tho opinion that newspapers are printed
for his benefit and for his benefit alone.
He even becomes angry when the Kansan
occasionally sidetracks a little item boost-
ing one of his pet axes and puts In its
place a story containing real news. For
instance: last fall a lady faculty member
became irate when an article booming hct
pet project carefully dictated by the lady
to a Kansan reporter failed to appear.
Whereupon she grabbed her telephone and
became connected with one of the Kan-
san editors. She was highly indignant
she told this editor because her free ad-
vertisement did not appear in that eve-
ning's paper. She wanted to know what
sort of news judgment threw HER story
out and placed a little item concerning
Mary Pickford and her ocean voyage.
The students of journalism who edit
the Kansan do not know everything about
newspaper work; they do not pretend to.
They do kno wthls however: they know
that certain types of story have a news
value and are read; they know that others
are uninteresting and have little news
value. Consequently they endeavor to fill
the Kansan with matter which should be
of interest to the student body in general.
It was in that way that the lady's free
advertisement became sidetracked for a
day. It may be that the students should
have been more interested in the project
advocated by the lady faculty member than
In a minor event happening to Mary Pick-
ford; as to that the Kansan has nothing
to say. But it does know this: the editors
of the Kansan ore expected and supposed
to have the last say as to what goes in
the paper and this they intend to do. Per-
sons who want publicity concerning their
private projects are welcome to use tho
advertising section or pass out handbills.
A total of 200 volunteers for the min-
istry mission work and other special forms
of Christian service answered tho call to
special work following addresses made by
Rev. J. C. Owen of the First Baptist
Church Fulton Mo. during his service
as general director of tho Rc-cnforcemcnt
Program of the Baptist 75 Million Cam-
paign in that state the past fall.
A negro who had an injured head en
tered a doctor's office.
"Hello Sam I Got cut again I see"
"Yes sah; 1 done got carved up wid a
"But why don't you keep out of bad
company" said the physician after he had
'dressed tho wound.
"'Deed I'd like to Doc but I ain't got
miff money to git a divorce."
W. T. WILSON TRANSFER
IS A .
3 IMrri.VV X
COWBOY SIM SAYS.
Our idea of a profitable occupation
would be to extract the brains of South
American monkeys dress them in tailor-
made suits and pass them for North Am-
This monkey business has put lots of
good men up a tree.
If you rope a star don't get sore if
you find yourself up in the air.
Anybody can get on a "bronc" and any-
body can get off. It takes the real stuff
to "set steady."
THE BRANDING FIRE
The Corresponding Responsibility.
There is a tendency among students in
the higher classes of this school to be
willing to accept all the privileges that
being in such a position affords and yet
they refuse to acknowledge the responsi-
bility involved. Every one of them stud-
ied Oh so long ago In high school civics
that every privilege has a corresponding
duty or responsibility. The probability
is that they accepted the theory merely
something to be remembered until exam
inations were over and not as a truth ap-
plicable in their own lives.
They arc willing to show the younger
girls how many privileges they really do
have and then forget their responsibility
with regard to those younger students.
The standards here will be as high and
only as high as the upperclassmen set
Then there is another duly much more
common place and less complicated than
that of setting standards. There is a rule
that requires the freshmen to have chap-
erones on certain occasions and the sen-
iors are asked at times to act as chap-
crones. How many many times they re
fuse in comparison with the number of
times they agree to do so!
It seems that those persons who are
constantly refusing to accept their duties
would refrain occasionally from taking
their whole allowance of privileges.
GOOD MEAT IS A TREAT
that makes dinner complete. Wc
have the most complete assortment
that ever found its way into a polite
sanitary meat market and wo will
serve you in a manner that will
make shopping here a pleasure and
it will add to the enjoyment of your
mealtime as well.
BOYD MEAT MARKET
Make Your Wants
TO US IF WE HAVEN'T IT WE WILL GET IT.
1 Store No. 4
NEW SPRING CAPS
Just arrived in Patterns and Styles as worn and much wanted
in the BIG UNIVERSITIES!
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(Men's Quality Outfitters)
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All the facilities of good sound and conservative banking courteous and
efficient service and our facilities arc open to you.
C. T. HUTCHINSON President JAS. R. DIRD A....Vicc President
W. H. FREE Cashier R. PETERS Assistant Cashier
FIRST STATE BANK
(Guaranty Fund Bank)
ABILENE TEXAS " Cor. N. Second and Pine Sts.
Ordinarily K. K. occupies a position
immediately between the editorials and
"What Others Think" but he begs the
reading public to thoroughly understand
that such a position is arbitrarily imposed
by His Royal Highness the Editor-in-Chief.
It Is said that the days of mon-
archy are passed but K. K. calls to wit-
new the gods of journalism that this
A jellybean is what?
That specie of humanity known as the
jellybean is a creature of unusual talent.
His field of thought lies in the realm of
society and his highest ambition is to be
the Campus Snake with the most rattles.
He lives on his looks not on what he eats.
His greatest pleasure is in being the
Prince Charming to members of the fair-
er sex. He is a thing of beauty but not
a joy forever. He wants to be different
from the 'average man and so he takes on
the characteristics of the man who is a
parasite on society. May their tribe de-
crease X. Y Z. '24.
P. S. "Roses are red Violets are blue;
I have the flu So have you."
Yip-yip-yap! They startle you
At the first faint glow of a weird moon-
light Beyond around and a-top the height
With a mournful devilish wild delight
They break the calm of the silent night.
Yippity yipplty yap ya-hooo-ooo-oool
The ghouls of the desert are taunting you.
With an elfish fiendish demoniac glee
They wait the carcass of vanished life-
Food for demons that's furnished free
And wrangle and growl in gluttonous strife
For the demon's share of a wasted life
For the victor's spoils of a vanquished life
Yipplty ylppily yap ya-hooo-ooo-oool
The fiends of the darkness are mocking
EAT CANDIES MADE IN
ABILENE CANDY CO.
QUALITY & SERVICE
A WELL LAUNDRIED COLLAR
Gives you that distinction that puts you ahead. Count the
starched collars on the men ahead and phone us.
ABILENE STEAM LAUNDRY COMPANY
PHONE 107 PHONE 107
DR. W. C. NEAL
Rooms 6-7 Radford Building
ABILENE :: TEXAS
222 PINE STREET
EVERYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK
C. L. JOHNSON PROPRIETOR
God blessed the balm of an autumn night
With its happy stars and its calm moon-
light And a murmured word "Forget I"
A low soft breeze comes slow from the
As one that has gone and returned again
And it whispers low "Not yet."
A wisp of cloud on its pathway vast
A wisp of thought as it floats on past
As a vanished dream "Forget."
Rut a voice from the smith's in the wind
It has touched your lips and soot lied my
As the touch of a hand. "Not yet."
A few days gone tho the path was sand
It was easy to walk then hand in hand
And nobody said "Forget."
Life was sweet and the evening fair
For the world was young when we linger-
Forgotten all? "Not yet."
For Portraits Kodak Finishing and
Frames and Moulding Albums
PHONE 527 249 PINE ST.
DR. GEO. H. SANDEFER
Physician and Surgeon
Office Citizens Bank Building
From 5 to 6 p. m. at Mary-Frances
Hall Simmons College.
Phones at all places.
The stars will dim and the moon go down Will assist teacher or student in
making report. No charge
T. N. CARSWELL
Notary Public '
And darkness gather her robes around I
And the silence round "Forget."
Rut the night wind's whispered words are
It has traveled far and it brought from you
The throb of a heart "Not yet."
Ulmer Bird. '
BAPTIST WORK IN SPAIN
IS GROWING RAPIDLY
CANDIES OF ALL KINDS
The place where you get all you
pay for. Quality is the word.
CORNER DRUG STORE
MEAD'S QUALITY BREAD
MEAD BAKING COMPANY
WE SOLICIT YOUR BANKING BUSINESS ON
THE ABOVE BASIS
CITIZENS' NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $300000.00
The number of Baptists in Spain has
doubled since the beginning of active
work there by the Foreign Mission Board
of the Southern Baptist Convention two
years ago it Is announced and a theo-
logical seminary and Baptist paper have
been projected there.
MONTGOMERY DRUG CO.
Headquarters for Tennis Basketball
and Athletic Supplies.
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