The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 13, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 14, 1929 Page: 1 of 4
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SIMMONS UNIVERSITY ABILENE TEXAS DECEMBER U 1929.
STUDENTS LEAVE FRIDAY MORNING FOR 10 DAYS VACATION
In First Forensic
Meet By Tex Tech
Ladd And Shepherd Take
Only Debate Scheduled For
The Fall Quar-
ter Texas Technological college's team
bf men debaters Saturday won a 2-to-l
decision over tho Simmons uni-
versity duo In a debato at the uni-
versity auditorium. Tech defended
the negative side of the question
"Resolved: That tho Nations of the
World .Should Adopt a Plan of Com
plete Disarmament Except Such
Forces as Are Necessary for Police
Riggs Sheppard of Colorado and
Devere Ladd of Mineral Wells repre-
sented Simmons. Their opponents
were William R. Sewcll and Wayne
Castlebcrry both seniors at Tech. Tho
Lubbock team was accompanied hero
by Miss Annah Jo Pendleton debato
coach and assistant in the speech
arts department of Tccl). Prof. Wl
A. Stephenson Is coach of tho Sim-
mons debaters. This debato was the
first intercollegiate forensic contest
for tho Simmons men.
A large crowd heard tho contest.
Judges were Prof. Don Morris of
Abilene Christian College Prof. Ralph
' Steon of .McMurry and Dr. E. D. Sal-
keld- pastor of the First Christian
church here. Prof. W. T. Walton of
Following the debate Mr. and Mrs.
Stephenson entertained tho contest-
ants Miss Pendleton Prof. Walton
and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fitzgerald
with a dinner at the Wilson cafe.
The Tech debate is tho only one
scheduled In the fall quarter for Sim-
mons. Plans have been completed for
a triangular debato between Simmons
T C. U. and Baylor to bo held
Leslie W. "Fats" Cranflll shown
above who was selected to succeed
Frank Bridges as head coach of Sim-
mons University will take up his
duties hero Monday December 16.
Cranfill Is regarded as one of tho
most popular coaches in Texas and
his record with Simmons thus far
has been of a very complimentary
Exams Begin Tuesday and
Continue Through Friday;
Registration January 2
PERCY JOHNSON WINS CUP
FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
South Texas Club Is
Five South Texas students attend
ed the initial meeting of the South
Texas Club held at the auditorium
Plans were laid for future meet-
ings but no definite organization was
' Miss Stella Geren of Hargill was
elected president but It was decided
not to elect other officers until after
Thoso attending the meeting were
Misses Stella Geren of Hargill Alma
"crimson of Cotulla. Mr. Harold
Fitzgerald of Houston Wilbur Daw-
son of San Benito and Robert Sand-
ers pf Taft Others not attending tho
meeting but eligible for membership
were Amon Smith of Beaumont
Ouida Shepherd of San Antonlo
Swampoy Clark and Carrol Wieman
of Port Arthur and Roy Moore of
R4VI) C.F.TH MANUSCRIPT
OF FAMOUS OLD TUNES
One of the two existing original
manuscripts of David Gulon's version
of old fiddle tunes given band ar
rangement by John Philip Sousa is
now1 in tho possession of the Cowboy
Band which is making a collection of
T old cowboy ballads and fiddle airs
Sousa sent this manuscript to the
Cowboy Band at -tho request of Gulori
well known composer who is helping
1 Director D. 0 Wil'eyrrahge a scries
of programs for the Cowboys' tour
" of Europe noxt summer.
. The manuscript includes "Turkey
i? the Straw" and "Tho Sheep and
" tho Goati Walking in the Pasture'!
two well-known airs that Sousa ar-
ranged for his famous band and fea-
tured jdn recent concert tours. The
Simmons group treasures the manu-
script as one of its most priceless
possessions. It was given band ar-
rangement about threo years' ago.
Word comes from Sam Morris:
An audience of about 2000 peoplo
sow the seventh annual exhibition of
Y. P. Kuhn's men's gymnasium class
in the Corral Monday evening. A
varied program including stunts and
all types of gym work was presented.
Percy Johnson of Bogulusa Louis
iana president of the freshman class
was named by tho judges as the best
gymnast on the ' floor and received
the prize award of a Cowboy silver
belt buckle jruard. silver watch
chain and pocket-knife offered by A.
John Simmons graduate and local
insurance ' man.
Coach Kuhn as he has done each
year" appeared in several stunts pair-
ing with Otho Polk in hand-to-hand
work and with Polk Tyson and
Holmes in a special performance.
Thirty stunts were given in all in-
cluding class arid advanced tumbling
pyramid building clown stunts for
ward and backward flip's spider race
flip-flop strong man chair stunt
high diving net pitching novelty and
Letter In Football
In Present Season
"Stump Hamilton" Missed
Only Three Quarters
A check of the number of quarters
played by the members of tho Cow-
boy football team shows that seven
teen men hove completed the require
ments for a letter. They are: Capt.
Hyde Hardy Pearce Curtis Hamil-
ton Culpepper Claude Daniel George
Golightly Jennings Ribble Smith
Sanders Marshall Kuhn Allen Fitz-
gerald Stafford Clark and Wciman.
To Curtis Hamilton goes tho honor
of having played the most quarters.
Of ten games played Hamilton only
missed threo quarters leaving him a
total of thirty-seven. This unusual
record also speaks for his ability for
he is one of the most consistent play
ers in the conference and had not tho
Cowboys been the underdogs he prob-
ably would have been on the all-
conference team. Hardy Pearce was
the only one to bo accorded that
honor which came to him for the
second year in succession.
Captain Hyde who wore the Purple
and Gold on the gridiron for his last
time against Howard Payne last Fri
day has behind htm four successful
years and is the only four year letter
man on the squad as well da tho last
who will ever receive four letters
from Simmons as freshmen are no
Teste Will Cover
Only One Day Scheduled
For Enrollment Next
Students To Vote
For School Queen
Next February 4
Election Amendment Will Be
To Use Petitions
17 Basket Games
Track And Basketball Cards
Howard County Club
Students from Big Spring and sur
rounding communities organized a
Howard County club Thursday of lost
week. Arthur Travis was elected
president Lillian Schubert secretary-
treasurer and Clarence Wood re
Other members of tho club are:
Lillian Shick Jessial Slusher Carrie
Ivy Helen Sullenger and Joo Taylor.
Plans for tho club's activities dur
ing the Christmas holidays have not
as yet been made However the club
plans to have a meeting during tho
holiday Intermission' according to the
Choral Club To Take
"Jerry" On Road Trip
-Plans are being considered for the
Simmons Choral1 Club to take their
operetta "Jerry of Jerico itoad'-to
several towns in the Rio GrandeVal-
ley and other parts 6f South Texas
after the Christmas holidays.
''Jerry" jwas presented with much
success hero and at Balrd on Novem
bcr 25 and 2G. It Is one of the best
productions .that a Simmons Choral
group has- ever staged
ENGINEERS MEET LAST
TIME OF TERM MONDAY
Basketball and track schedules for
Simmons in 1930 were announced
Wednesday after the return of
coaches from the annual session at
Simmons University again will
play a round robin home and homo
schedule In tho Texas conference in
basketball. The Cowboys champions
in their circuit will tackle S. M. U.
North Texas West Texas and Tech
before opening their official cam
Examinations for the fall quarter
will begin Tuesday morning at 8
o'clock In the lecturo rooms with the
three hour courses coming first. Two
full hours will be given to tho exam
ining In the case of these courses
whilo threo hours will be used for the
five hour subjects.
"Examinations must be given on
the day and hour scheduled" stated
Dean Julius Olsen. "If there are any
reasons why there should be except-
ions to thjs rule students must have
my approval before the early or late
examination will be authorized. There
ought to be few of such cases" he
Winter term registration will be-
Kin Thursday. January 2 at 9
o'clock. Tho same method as UBed
here to .fore will be employed. A fee
of two dollars will bo assessed for
Lectures for the winter quarter
will begin at 8 o'clock Friday Janu-
Schedule of Examinations
8:00 M. W. F. Tuesday 8:00 to
10:00; 8:00 T. T. S. Tuesday 10:15
to 12:15; 9:00 M. Wj. F. Tuesday
2:00 to 4:00 December 17.
9:00 T. T. S. Wednesday 8:00 Xo
10:00; 10:30 M. W. F Wednesday
10:15 to 12:15; 10:30 T. T. S.
Wednesday 2:00 to 4:00 December
11;30 M. W. F. Thursday 8:00 to
10:00; 11:30 T. T..S. Thursday 10:15
to 12:15; 1;30 M. W. F. Thursday
2:00 to 4:00 December 19.
1:30 T. T. S. Friday 8:00 to 10:00;
2:30 M. W. F. Friday 10:15 to 12:15
8:00 five-hour-courses Tuesday
8:00 to 12:15 December 17.
9:00 five-hour-courses Tuesday
2:00 to 5:00 December 17.
10:30 five-hour-courses Wednes
day 10:15 to 1:30 December 18.
11:30 five-hour-courses Thursday
8:00 to 12:15 December 19.
1:30 five-hour-courses Friday
8:00 to 12:15 December 20.
"Dormitory students will be ex-
cused as soon as they have completed
all of their examinations" stated Dr.
Queen Will Be Nominated
From Senior Class
February 4 is the date set for the
election o? university queen from tho
senior class by the student body if
tho present amendment to- tho consti-
tution of the student assembly car
ries according to Barramore Bounds
president of the' assembly.
The new amendment provides that
nominations for tho honor will be
made by petitions from tho student
body each petition requiring the
signature of at least fifty students
three days previous to election day.
On election day ballots containing
the names of all senior girls nominated
for tho Bronco page will bo distributed
by the president of tho student assem
bly and all students will indicate their
first second and third cholco. A rep
resentatlvo of the student body and a
member of the faculty will then tou...
the votes cast tho first and second
choices will bo added to determine
tho winner. Should this method fall
to elect a winner the third choices of
the student body will be added to the
first and second and the outcome bo
This amendment will be considered
immediately after Christmas and
should it receive the faculty's approval
it will be the one used in the election.
The former method of electing a
queen from either the junior or
senior classes by totaling tho number
of annuals sold was made Impossible
by the Bronco coming .under the
blanket tax" paid by the students
on their registration in jSimmons thus
making a. now amendment as to the
election of tho queen necessary.
John Culpepper Simmons tackle
who suffered a broken leg in the
Howard Payne game last week is re-
ported to be rapidly Improving In -the
West Texas Baptist Sanitarium. Cul-
pepper is a junior in the university
and in case that his leg is strong
enough ho will probably be with the
Cowboys again next year
GIVEN. TO EACH
For Fourth Year
Dec. 31 S. M. U. at Dallas.
Jan. 1 2 North Texas at Denton.
Jon. 15 West Texas at Canyon.
Jan. 10 Tech at Lubbock.
Jon 26 Trinity at Waxahachie.
Jan. 27 Austin at Sherman.
Feb. 1 Howard Payne at Abilene.
6 Tech ot Abilene.
8 Southwestern at George-
Decision Was Reached Soon
After Angelo Tilt; Not
10 St. Edwards at Austin.
14 West Texas at Abilene.
-Howard Payne at Brown-
Feb. 22 Trinity at Abilene.
Feb. 24 Austin at Abilene.
March 1 St. Edwards at Abilene.
March 8 Southwestern at Abilene.
Apr. 5 North Texas at Abilene.
Apr. 11 T- C. JJ and A. G. C. at
Abilene ' (tentative) .
Apr. 14 Tech at Abilene.
Apr. 17. West Texas" at Canyon.
May 3 Howard Payne at Abilene.
May 9 10 Texas Conference at
With Party Monday Eve
Members of the John Tarleton club
were guests at tho home of Miss
Francis Pryor Monday evening.
Tables of 421 were set where the
fifteen members present enjoyed
games for at least two hours.
Decorations of purple and white
colors of John Tarleton College were
There were present about twenty
former Tarleton students enrolled In
former' field representative of Sim
mons that he is studying in Prpvl
dhe R.I lie writes that he Is still
i or wmreons ana urges imi we sew
Hissa taw of UwBrssd h woek.l place
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The Engineers Club held ts final
meeting for the term December 0
in the mechanical drawing room Tho
executive department; was re-modeled
to sustain a better club in SlmmonB.
The next meeting of tho club will
be January 0. Bill Bartlett was elect
ed vice-president to fill a "vacancy
that had not been filled to date.
The chairman of the program com
mittee tendered his resignation and
Eddie Powell' was elected to fill this
LEG GETTING BETTER
John Culpepper who. suffered a
broken leg' in the gamo'wlth Howard
Payne is improving. He says that he
is able to sleep "now as his leg does
not pain him as it did or the .first
The doctors report that it will be
a week or ton days before be can
leave the. hospital. They have his leg
in a plaster of Paris and will be at
least a week before they will remove
BILL CLUB ORGANIZED
A Will Willie Bill- and William
club was organized. in the chapel
Wednesday afternoon with Willie
Parlett as president and William
All students and faculty members
of either sex. who have one of the
above names. are eligible forlnember-
ship in the club
A meeting will be held after tho
holidays. to elect tho other officers
and make plans for the club "func
Dean o'f Women; Young lady
this is the third time that I've
Fair Co-ed: Don't be partial to
me; the other girls might not like it
Oregon Orange Owl
' O :
Quarterback: Listen I've got a
little play up ray sleeve.
Halfback: That's nothing I've got
a big run in my Btocking--Califbrnia
(From Tho Abilene High Battery)
Rumors to tho effect that Dewey
A. Mayhew Eagle coach for the past
three seasons was to leave Abilene
high school as head coach were par
tially dispelled on Friday November
29 after tho Cisco game when it
was announced by the school board
that Mayhew's contract was to be re-
newed for another year.
A decision was reached soon after
the San Angelo game but at Mayr
how's request tho decision was not
announced until after tho Cisco
game at the close of tho football
season. However Maqhew has not
yet made a formal acceptance of the
position for next year.
Coach Mayhew in his three years
aa Eao-le mentor has twice led' tho
Eagles to the finals of the state con
test On one of these occasions in
1928; tho Eagles had no difficulty in
defeating the Port Arthur Yellow
Jackets 88-0. On the other occasion
the Waco Tigers came through to win
tho vtitlo 21-14.
Before coming to Abilene Mayhew
coached tho Marlin eleven to the
finals in class B competition only to
bo defeated by the Anson team.
For his prospective fourth year in
Abilene Coach Mayhew will have
only four lettermen around which to
build tho)1930 Eagle team. However
according to. him; several good men
are in" view for the; unfilled positions
on the .team and the outlook is riot
as gloomy as It might be.
. " -o 1 ..
Wayne Davenport of Richland
Springs attended- t"e Simmons-
Howard Payne football game here
last week end.
As a farewell festival before de-
parting for tho Christmas vacation
fifty-two seniors sponsors and two
visitors ' were entertained Monday
evening in the Crystal ballroom of
the Hilton Hotel with tables of "42"
and a Christmas tree. Thirteen tables
were decorated with- gay colored
cloths and long red tapers carry-
ing out the yuletlde motif. In every
Following the gomes a large screen
was removed which revealed a beauti
ful Christmas tree burdened with
presents for every member of the
class. The social committee of the
class very cleverly selected gifts rep-
resentative of the interests of the
Individuals to which they were given.
L. P. Walker a strong believer in
tennis courts for the gift of the
seniors to the university this year
received a small racquet Lillie Mae
Morris received a miniature sot of
stage furnishings symbolizing her
opposition to Walters. These gifts
together with a water bucket given
to "Waco" Wood received no little
applause from the guests.
Refreshments of salad sandwiches
mints and pie were served to the fol-
lowing: Genelle Jennings Ruth Rut-
ledge Bess Reynolds Lola Mae At-
kinson Viola York Ruth McCoy C.
G. Sewell Maxine Murdock Eleanor
Murray William Corder Lester
Weatherby Viola Bryson Elizabeth
Board Evelyn Shepherd Ruth Holll-
doy Maurine Coffee Isla Norrid
Dorris Turner Lida Mae Coats Lily
Mae Morris Ona Lee Jackson Helen
Sulllnger Francis Fitzgerald NeU
Swann Hallie B. Grelghton Bertie
Bow Bristow Winifred Barton
Loralne Sneath Tholma McPherson
Mildred Butler Bert Chapman Louie
Barton Dorothy Green Lola Dennis
Margaret Thompson J. S. Hall E.
Glenn Ross Frances Castles Lillian
Gambill J. D. Hagee Jr. Rufus
Hyde Johnnye Gregg L. P. Walter
Jr. John D. Harvey David Kuhn
Mr. and Mrs. Bert E. Low David
Wood Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Burnam
and Jack Scott
Band Leaves For -
Denton To Offer
Concert At C LA.
Will Fill Engagament Played
By Sousa Last
Use Cowboy Songs
Band Victor Record Sold At
Downtown Store Is
More than a Utile excited by the
fact that they will be playing an en-
gagement filled last year by the
famous Sousa sixty-five members of
the Cowboy Band were to leave early
this morning for Denton where they
will give a concert in the C. I. A.
Their program will climax "Senior
Week" ot the women's college on
occasion which was brought to a
grand close last year by John Philip
and his renowned organization. This
year it was decided to engage a Texas
band for the occasion and the Cow-
boys were chosen over overy other
musical group in tho state.
The'concert will be under the direc-
tion of "Prof." D. O. Wiley. He has
announced a program of popular
numbers classical selections and
some cowboy- tunes. Tho program will
bo' brought to a close by "The Evolu-
tion of Dixie" which is coming to be
one of tho Cowboy Band's best liked
Band Record Released
One of tho numbers to be featured
by the Cowboys in Denton "Whistlin'
Former Boy "Is being heard all over
the United States this week on the
Victor record which the bond made
in Dallas last October and which
has recently been released by the
Victor company. "The Simmons
Medley" Is heard on the other sido
of the record. Both selections are
proving very popular in Abileno and
the Hall Music company which has
the record on sale reports a large
Wheeler And Corbin
'Win Tennis Doubles
"Spider" Corbin and "Buster"
Wheeler became winners in tho
doubles division of the fall tennis
tournament when they defeated Thut-
man Melton and George Glazner in
tho finals match Monday. They had
advanced to the finals by defeating
Gregg and Steakley 6-4 4-0 0-4 and
Cogdell and Sanders 0-1 0-4 In pre-
vious matches. The score of the
final match was" 0-1 0-4.
Corbin was also winner of (he
singles division. Both he and Wheeler
are veterans having been jn last
year's tennis squad where Oorbin
was second man.
The Hunter Wooten Sporting
Goods House will give awards' to the
winners consisting of a silver tennis
ball for each of the doubles players
and another trophy for the singles
STUDENTS STILL FAVOR
NET COURTS FOR GIFT
Misses .Edeasa Kuykendall and
Willie iRae McDonald spent the week;
end .with relatives in Rising Star.
EASTLAND COUNTY CLUB
MEETS; PLANS BANQUET
Members of the Eastland County
Club met in a business meeting on
Monday December 9. Plana were
made for a banquet to be given dur-'
ing the Christmas holidays The date
set was the evening of December 28
at the -Leguna Hotel in Cisco. Each
member is allowed to bring a guest
Members of .Eastland county who are
attending jA.. (X.G and McMurry will
nlso be included in the group.
There will be another Important
meeting next Monday December 16.
Mrs. Itay Barrett oft Lamesa spent
Saturday here with ner sisier iauio
O. i i'' .
Miss Helen Cook of Lawn a Sim-
mons student in '28. visited -friends
here this week.
Tennis courts continue to bo the
favorite suggestion for this year's
gift of the senior class a tabulation
of the ballots turned in at the Brand
office by Thursday showed. Some 90
votes had been cast which ran about
60 for tennis courts and 30 for stage
property for the auditorium.
Two other suggestions got one vote
apiece; one was to finish the audi-
torium the other was for recreation'
equipment for. the school.
The majority of the votes handed
in this week were for stage property
for the auditorium.-
ANNA MORRIS SINGS
IN CHAPEL ON FRIDAY
Miss ' Anna - Morris Instructor In
the. voice department entertained in
chapel last Friday morning with a.
selection of .songs. She was accom-
panied at the piano by Miss Lyda
Grcaham and on the violin by Miss
Camilla Marrs. '
Miss Morris sang "There's a Bird
In My Heart" by Krogmonn and
"Through the. Years" by Irl Allison
with "Oh Miss Hannah" by Deffen
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