The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 9, Ed. 1, Saturday, August 10, 1929 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE TEXAS SATURDAY AUGUST 10 1929.
' No. 9.
Simmons Day to
Draw Crowds to
Orchestra Will Play and
Morris Will Speak
Kuhn Leads Activities.
Today' has been designated as Sim-
nons Day at tho Christoval Encamp-
ment with the day full of speeches
and features of the unlevrsity. Rev.
Sam Morris field secretary for Sim-
mons and president of the alumni
association will be the principal
Speaker of the day.
Many Simmons students and exes
from all over the state will be there
for tho Simmons program The Sim-
mons orchestra left yesterday for
Christoval. and they will represent
the university with several musical
programs during tho day.
Yesterday was what is known as
'!stunt day" at tho encampment.
Various stunts including stunt div-
ing and swimming were carried out
. throughout tho day. These stunts
and tho whole Friday's program was
under the director of Y. P. Kuhn
drum major of the Cowboy Band who
is recreational director of the en-
campment. .- D .
Piles of Brand Go
On Sale Next Week
Book of All Summer Copies'
Will Be Sold For
Since there is no quarterly publi-
cation published in tho university
goring the summer; tho. Brand has
arranged a filo of nil the issues for
the' summer. These will be placed
on sale this week; It is only natural
that you will wjah to recall your ex-
periences here this summer in after
years but without some kind of re-
minder you are liable to .forget.
As a permanent record of this sum-
mer's activities "In Simmons 'the
Brand has bound m a durable book
:farra are the issues for tho term.
These files will be put on salo for
one' dollar each at the Brand office
ihis week according to the editor
and business manager.
This file wiirbe the only means
of prepe.tuating in book form the
memory 'of summer school days. Call
around to the office sometime this
week and get your copy of the filo
before they are all gone
f ' ' p i
.JFprmer Student eds
Girl of Throckmorton
. Announcement was made here this
.week of the marriage of Martln'Hihes
of Colorado' a former Simmons stu-
'jimt to Miss Catherino Wright- of
" The marriage took place a month
.ago in Lubbock but was only an-
nounced this week. Tho couple are
ifi school at Texas; Technological Col-
Jitflge this summer but in September
. they will return to Abilene to at-
tend school here..
" Both' the 'brido and groom have oV
tended Abilene schools for several
years; and this publication together
with thier many friends here extend
our best regards to them
Here Friday Evening
Miss Belle Hollinghead a former
student of. Simmons University- lor
two years became the brido' of Harri-
son A. Calloway Friday evening In
';tlw' home of Dr. J. C. Burkett pas-
'W ff the South &ide Baptist church.
The bride was wearing a navy
Mm orgett frook 'with a. Trench
'-1 kat' is the 'same shade. Sho
J4I ufttr of Mr and Mrs. .T. J.
gaUiagbead 3M Simmons avenue
Mr. Calloway U the sW of 'Mr. and
Mm R. C Calkway of Moran .
Altar rt ri the
MMiBto will m i how J IftHlawl
where Mr. CfJfewur in t
Position On EI Paso Times
Charles P. Miller graduate of
Simmons with tho class of '27 has
just recently accepted a position
with the 1 Paso Times.
- Mr. Miller will servo in tho ca-
pacity as night city editor with
the El Paso publication. For tho
last two years ho has been editor
of the West Texas Today official
newspaper for tho West Tcxns
' Chamber of Qpmmorcc.- During
his four years in Simmons Mr
Miller represented the school In
several 'journalistic conferences.
He was editor of tho Brand in '27
.Expected to Reach ;
1600 as New Mark
Several Faculty Changes To
Be Made and Courses
To Be Added
With tho opening of the thirty-
eighth session September 17' enroll-
ment in Simmons University is ex
pected to reach 1600 the largest at
tendance 'in tho history of tho school.
Addition of a new department and
provisions for the residence of all
out-of-town students either in pri-
vate homes or in tho halls are two
features expected to enlarge regis-
tration. Entranco examinations for the fall
term will bo given September 10-17.
These examinations aro intended for
those students who ore entering
school for tho first tlirfe from unaf
filiated high schools.
Registration of freshmen will take
place -'on tho seventeenth with old
students registering the eighteenth.
Lectures and regular class work will
hegln:on thejlneteentb.. r
'''Over 300. reservations have been
madoby out-of-town students up to
date and if the final enrollment
coraeVup to expectations it will ex-
ceed "that 'of tho past year by an in-
crease of 200 students.
The newest' addition to tho curri
culum will be- tho art classes In por
traiture historical and Biblical pic-
tures which will be taught by Peter
Plotkin noted Russian artist.
Plotkin whose portraits of West
Texans havo occasioned much favor-
oble comment came to America from
Russia? whero he was a professor in
tho; University of Moscow and held
a Phd. degree.
Dr. O. H. Cooper will toko up tho
duties of Dean D. M. Wiggins as hgqd
of the' education department Dean
Wiggins will go to Yale to study this
year while Dr. Cooper haB just" com
pleted a several months stay at the
University of. Texas.
Dr. C. C. Rister will go to Okla
homa University this fall whilo Prof
E. M. Landers will take up his duties
as head of the history department.
The ungiisn department siaxi win
be increased by tho return of Prof.
W.n Bond who has beondoing work
on his Phd. at the University of
Texas this past year; but in Simmons
Dr. Fry ot the theological epart-
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Ceremony Unites ;
.. Two '24 Graduates
Two Siramohs graduates Miss Opal
O'Donnell and Will C Booth of
Floydada were married Saturday
evening here in the "homo of .the
bride's grandparents Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. White on North Nineteenth
Reverend White read tho ceremony
in a pretty setting In tho presence of
relatives and a fow intimate friends.
Masslpgs of ferns and clusters of
flowers forined tho archway under
which tho coup)o pok tho vows.
Music for the. wedding was played
by the bride's aunt Mrs. C. W. Pop-
nal of Snyder who was wearing a
frock of. blego crope. Miss Margare
Klncald tho bride's only attendant
was also f rocked in biogo. crepe. The
bride was wearing a navy blue en
Both. Mr and Mrs. Booth were
graduated from Simmons University
with the class tof 1024. He is the
on of Mr and Mrs. C W. Boqthrof
iHoydadat Aftw a short' wedding
Jrfp JJw eouple will mak hir ho
tiNM whr W Wkf?r fr
Hazel Herron Wins Race
In Popular Girl Contest
fl -m it
leis a Majority
Miss Bryson Gomes Second;
Large Vote Is
Miss Hazel Herron of Archer Texas
a junior in tho university.was selected
thisi Week as the' most popular girl
attending summer school in Simmons
University in the race conducted by
tho Brand. Miss Herron won. by a
good Vnajority over tho other two
candidates getting 185 votes. Miss
Patty? Lacy and Viola Bryson also
candidates proved however1 that they
Were popular with the student- body
by tho unusually large number of
votes cast. Miss Bryson was second
in'1 tho raco with 106 votes to her
Miss Herron has been in Simmons
for two years and has b6en' vory
active in collegiate ' activities both
years. Sho is a member of the Cow
girls Point Pencil and Pals club
Players clubhand has served as pres-.
Ident of tho Archer. County club for
Tho contest was the climax of sum-
mcr activities and received a gooa
response as- there wens S55 -votes
cast which represents about ninety
per cent Of the student body.
Tho final returns:
Hazel Herron 185
Viola Bryson 100
Patty Lacy &i
Mrs. Rich to Teach
Business This Year
To Replace. Mrs. Wiggins;
Who Will Take Leave
Mrs. W. D. "Rich will take the
placp of Mrs. D. M. Wiggins as in-
structor in tho business administra-
tion deportment for tho coming Trcar.
Mrs. Wiggins is leaving with Profes-
sor Wiggins for Yale University
whore the dean will tako his Ph. D
Prof. W. D.-Rich will continue as
head of tho department
Tho business administration de-
partment has been steadily growing
since it was installed inSimmons a
few years ago Mr. Rich announced
this woek that a fifty per cent" in-
crease is expected to bo realized in
the department next year.
Mrs. Rich who has studied .business
administration in tho University of
Texas and who has had a position as
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Cannon' Is War" Memorial
HAS SERVED THROUGH TWO CONFLICTS
Reminds of Simmons Herpes
Tho old cannon which guards the
entrance to the Simmons campus has
become a real institution and stands
as ono of the beet traditions of the
school. To look at the old gun is to
be reminded of tho thirteen Simmons
heroes who died during thjj. World
war. A moyement is now underway
to place tho names 6f these heroes
in a' bronzo tablet upon the old can-
non. They represented the true cow-
boy spirit In Franco and died "for
their alma mater and. their Uncle
Tho history of the cannon Is not
very well known among tho students.
It Is a veteran oi Dotn ine opanisn-
American war and the World war
Some say that It was dragged to .the
top of San Juan Hill and spit lire at
When the United States entered the
great war in 1017 this cannon as one
of tho few on hand was rushed into
Loaned to School
Throdgh the efforts of T. Ni Cars.-
well a Simmons graduate and former
bursar of the university the govern
ment In 1010 .leaned the cannon to
the choo to ?rv aa memorial to
the Simmons ' Wiled In the late
war. The fofefetlm was HH Vjf
.Ink wlUk lla -' -' tkaa a!Ud
Most Pojmlar Girl
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MISS HAZEL HERRON
VICE PRESIDENT ENDS WORK
AT WASHINGTON AND
Dr. R. N. 'Richardson vice president
of the university returned Wednesday
to assume tho duties of President J.
D.. Sandefer who is away on several
weeks of vacationing. Dr. Richardson
with his wife and small son Rupert
Jr. left Abileno Juno 6 for Wash
ington where he studied for five
weeks in .Indian Archives. The Social
Science Research Council assisted
Richardson in his work there.
After flvo. weeks of combing tho
archives Dr. Richardson and his fanw
ily visited. New Hampshire Vermont
New York and Maine.. Two days woro
spent at Petersboro New York; with
Mr. and Mrs. p. Ol Baker also of
tho Simmons faculty who resldo
there. '"Dr. and Mrs. Baker livo In
awvery quaint yet. one of the moBt
beautiful homes in that section"
In speaking of New York City Dr.
Richardson sald "I did not see all
tho people there It was just a little
too largo for- a country boy."
From New York they went to Port-
land Maine) and from there to On-
tario Canada. Dr. Richardson stated
that Canada seemed no mora foreign
to him than did any of tho Eastern
states; About tho only difference to
be noticed was at tho cafes. Tho Ca-
nadian menu and servico is somewhat
different In Ontonlo American
money is used altogether he said.
Returning tho Richardsons visited
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the '.'Specials" headed by a man
Since coming to Simmons thogun
has been used several times for
American Legion' parades. It iires a
four inch ball and Is about tho size
of the famous French "seventy-six"
thouirh not nearly so nowerful or
For many years after being placed
here It was the favorite practice of
nronkBters to tako tho cannon off
the campus and hide it. This was a
regular occurrence at Christmas and
Hallowe'en times. Tho practice con
tinued until Damylt'a untimely end
and then It became the custom to
carry his tombstone off and hide it
instead of tho more t troublesome
cannon. The old gun is now nem in
far too sacred regard to bo tho victim
of practical jobes '
The place on tho campus whero it
stands has become a traditional
lounging placo for Btudents". Tne
enUre monument and ground about
it hBS an atmosphere of romance.
Almost any spring or summer day a
number of students can be seeri'slt-
ttar on the rook foundation.: Many
ew'leilt-baekH ai.'the .
fttuung ec iw in Jf"" " i
NO BRAND NEXT WEEK
Next week is dead week and to-
gether with tho suspension of all
other extra-curricula activities tho
Brand will discontinue publication.
This makes tho ninth and final is-
sue of tho term.
Final examinations will begin
Saturday August 17 and continue
through Wednesday August 31.
Exam 'schedules have been placed
pn the bulletin board in tho Science
This marks tho' close of the
sixteenth regular summer session
of Simmons and is the fifth sum-
mer' in which the Brand has been
Band fill Play .
At El Paso Rodeo
Contract for tho second rodeo dato
to be made by tho Cowboy Bond for
the coming year was closed Wednes-
day when G. B. Sandefor band man-
ager completed an agreement to play
for the rodeo at tho Southwest Fat
Stock Show and Round-Up' at El
Tho band will play three days
Soplember 27 28' and 29. They will
play twice doily before the perform-
ance and onco each day in parade.
This dato followed closely on tho
engagement made with tho Dallas
Stato Fair officials to play at the
World's Championship Rodeo there in
Final arrangements were made by
Sandefor with James' E. Casey sec-
retary of tho organization which is
sponsoring the rodeo.
Fair to Have Hall
For Art Exhibits
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West Texas Exposition
When tho fair opens its six day
showing for this year tho now fine
arts building a $20000 fireproof
structure will bo ready for use as
tho exhibit hall for tho women's de-
partment tho art show and various
other features of tho exposition.
Tho now building is now under con
struction and tho work is being'
rushed. It will be a substantial
well arranged and imposing' edifice
and one of tho most modern exhibit
halls in tho Southwest.
Indications are that all exhibit de-
partments of tho West Texas' Fair
to be held in- Abilene September 23
to 28 will bo larger and more inter
esting than .any ever shown in this
part of the state.
Agricultural displays livestock poul
try and exhibits from Abilene man-
ufacturers' and merchants will bo of
fered. Cash prizes will bo paid to
all winners in tho various contesting
departments. Tho 1020 catalogue
and prcmiiim.tist of the for is off the
press and will bo supplied to all pros
ISach evening during the six days
of the fair Ernie Young's Winter
Garden Follies a metropolitan musi-
cal comedy production will glve af reo
performance in front of the fair
AIL people who enter tho fair gates
Will bo admitted without further
cbargo to the'grandstand show. This
Is somewhat of an Innovation for a
fair program but tho executives of
the W?st Texas Fair have decided to
break away from tho old customs and
give the people of this area some-
thing really big and interesting for
The Winter Garden Follies program
will be given on a stage 12B feet
long. Elaborate settings electrical
effects and costumes are employed
and there are SO people in tho com
pony including 16 chorus girls all
graduates' of an excluslvp dancing
academy in an American metropolis.
A stago band of 35 musicians will
be used to play the musical scores
that go with the program which will
consume approximately an hour and
a half of each evening.
At present the Winter Garden Fol-
ies company is playing In'the north-
west: It started on tour July 1 with
all new costumes and equipment and
will come to Abilene well prepared
for the week engagement here.
Cowboy Band Is
Engaged to Play
For Fair Rodeo
Will Perform at Dallas For
Group Is Chosen Over 30
Tho Cowboy Band of Simmons' Uni-
versity will play for nine days at tho
World's Championship Rodeo at tho
Texas Stato Fair at Dallas accord-
ing to Gilbert B. Sandefor manager
of the band who returned lato Tues-
day with details of tho engagement
Going to Dallas October 11 the
band wil play several times each day
for 'tho rodeo and give concerts in
the fair park through October 20.
The World's Championship Rodeo
under tho direction of W T. Johnson
will be the first ever given in. Dallas
and has been arranged according to
the stato fair officials to exceed tho
proportions of any; rodeo ever given
in tho United States. It will bo tho
premier attraction at tho grandstand
Not to Enter Contest
Sandofer said that tho Simmons
band would not compete in the ?10-
000 band contest to bo. sponsored by
tho fair. "Wo aro through with
thoso contests for a while" ho said.
The Cowboys won highest honors in
tho West Texas Chamber of Com-
morco at Fort Worth last year tho
last contest in which thoy entered.
Thirty bands applied for tho en
gagement to play for the rodeo but
fair officials favored "the Cowboy
Band on account of its past.reputa-
tion and because it fitted "tho spirit
of tho occasion."
Vacation In North
Will Return Home Through
Canada In About
Pres. J D. Sandofer with George
L. Paxton president of tho Citizens
National Bank here left Sunday
August i for Bottlo Creek Michigan
whore they will spend the greater
part of a three weeks' vacation..
President Sandefor .is spending tho
first week at the University of Chi-
cago his Alma Mater whero ho Is
visiting" his friends. Ho will then go
to Bottlo Creek where he will stay
two or three weeks. While there ho
Intends to go through a clinic for an
examination. Ho is expecting to re-
turn home through Canada and bo
here before tho opening of the fall
quarter. Mrs. Sandefer is at home
with Mr and Mrs. G. B. Sandefer
who returned August 4.
Simmons Girls Render
"Two Simmons students. Misses
Ruth Wilson and. Beatrice Klrby ren
dered a program Deioro tno xoung
People's' department of tho First Bap
tlst church last Sunday morning. ' j
Miss Kirby rendered a vocal num-
ber "Teach Mo Thy Way Oh Lord"
with Mrs. W. J. Work at the piano;
Miss Wilson read two numbers'4 "The ..
Master's Visit" and "The' Courtship
of Larry O'Deo.'"
Miss Wilson twho was graduated
from Simmons lost Juno is the
daughter of Judge Geo. T. Wilson of
this city. Miss Kirby whose home
is in Roscoo Is a voico pupil of Wil-
liam James Work this summer.
Musical Program Given
Wednesday In Chapel
Students were entertained .Wednes
day morning at chapel by Robert
Cray; flutist and little Mr H. T.'
Mr. Cray nccompanled by Miss
Jessie Ellen Pedon -at the jlano
played two numbers Le Cygne (The
Swan) by Saiht-Saens and .Nighten-
gale Polka by Koebler y
Mr. Motes- who is a talented musi-
cian despite hla youth played Mar-
gaurete's tyaltz from Faust and also .
played an eneore.
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