The H-SU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 12, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 11, 1937 Page: 1 of 4
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HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY ABILENE TEXAS DECEMBER 11 1937
Burns McKinney Rates A P All-America Quarterback Selection
Cowboy Varsity Spuad Picks
All-Opponent Gridiron Team
Well children the subject for our
today's discussion is "Marriages
Past Present and Future."
But first perhaps it might be well
to mention that there were more than
two thousand exes for the Homecom-
ing celebrations and more than six
thousand visitors at the Howard
Payne H-SU grid conflict that almost
left the Rancher undefeated record
stranded out there in the middle of
And now to get into our subject.
. . . Marriages of the past must un-
doubtedly be mentioned first and
primary among these will bo the foot-
ball players who carry the ball from
an unsung inspiration on the side-
lines. ... SID HUBNER and his
WIFE are two students who seem to
bo happy though married.
And too wc have the case of the
happy though not married couples
who finally break up HIBBARD
POLK and MARION GRIFFIN are no
longer partners in crime. Instead
both are out to catch some other un-
Recent couples will naturally in-
clude SI ADDINGTON nnd RUTH
TYLER who gave us a slip-up on the
date of their matrimonial escapade.
Incidentally O. D. DILLINGHAM
beat his sister PAULINE to the
family job. Maybe he got the short
side of the wish-bone Thanksgiving.
For the latest futures in hopeful
couples wc might mention that HAR-
RY BENSON has been throwing a lot
of wild talcs in the path of LOUISE
BUCKLEY. And she is swallowing
them hook line and sinker. Wc knew
if we waited long enough wc could
catch these two on the gossip list
but wc didn't expect to make the catch
Wc were scooped on our childish
playful secret loves this week but no
doubt somo of you missed the little
signs all over tho campus: "HART
LOVES MARGARET." Somo stu-
dents tried to attribute it to the train-
ing school but nevertheless HART
had some freshman cleaning the walks
after he had time to realize. . . .
Of course there are always some
Jealous couples on the campus in
which only one ignored party is jeal-
ous. 'Tis rumored that this is a sane
explanation for the cut-throat write-
up given co-captain McKinney last
week. Cheer up sweet maybe he will
notice you later.
Oh yeah we promised you the pic-
ture taken in Mary Frances last week
well here goes . . .
(Editor's Note: Tho shameless cut
of SUSAN FRANKLIN FRANCES
SIBLEY and THEDA MOORE was
killed by tho censor board but wo are
saving the engraving for the cut-
throat ... and will it CUT).
Boy oh boy did that couple last
week give cop the slip. Maybe Slimes
WOODS and CRAWLEY can explain
And were tho girl3 in Mary Fran-
ces mortified when they discovered
that cop had been watching the water-
trap they had set for him. He had a
ringside seat in the library.
After our discussion period on the
marriage topic there still lingers one
miMtlnn unanswered. . . . Why is it
that the engaged mugs glre we poor
hopeful so much competition when
they already have one girl cinched 7
Ranchers Favor Loyola
Place Nine Players On
First Second Selections
By Van Ness and Murdoch
Tho Cowboy vnrslty football squad
this week picked their All-Opponent
Tho selection is composed of mem-
bers of teams that the Ranchers have
played this year. Each player picked
one team. The opponents receiving
the highest number of votes wero
placed on the first team; those receiv-
ing the second highest number of
votes the second team.
The Loyola squad was by far the fa-
vorite nine players being chosen on
the two teams. Fresno State had tho
second largest number of players
picked with five.
The only unanimous choice was
halfback "Toby" Hceb of Fresno State
nn elusive will o' the wisp who caused
the Cowboys plenty of trouble all aft
ernoon nnd ran 70 ynrds for Fresno's
only score in their 14-7 game. Tulley
East Texas State Teacher back miss
ed by only 1 vote being unanimous.
Ends: Polich (Loyola) and Kline
Tackles: Zwnnk (Loyola) and Ma-
Guards: Woodworth (0. C. U.) nnd
Cochran (Murray State).
Center: Bernhoff (Fresno State).
Backs: Tulley (E. T. S. T.) Heeb
(Fresno State) Lyons (Loyola) Min
or (Howard Payne).
Ends: Jones (Murray State) and
Tackles: Andorka (Loyola) and
Alexander (Fresno State).
Guards: Harmel (Loyola) and Pet-
Center: Hardin (Murray State).
Backs: Dodgers (Howard Payne)
Sims (Loyola) Jones (Fresno State)
Holbrook (Fresno State).
H-SU Co-Ed Weds
Texas Tech Star
Miss Mildred Corley H-SU '34
graduate of Burkburnett and Polk
Robinson former star center on the
Texas Tech basketball team were
united in marriage at Burkburnett
during the Thanksgiving holidays ac-
cording to word received on the cam
pus. Both are members of the Burk-
burnctt schools faculty.
State Health Group Elects
Otho Polk Vice-President
Otho M. Polk head of the physical
education department at Hardin-Sim-mons
university is tho newly elected
vice-president of tho Texas State
Health and Physical Education asso-
ciation. He was named at the annual meet-
ing held recently in Houston which
he attended being chairman of the
college section this past year. Dr.
Anno S. Dugan of Texas State Col-
lege for Women at Denton is the
president-elect and Miss Jennie
Pinckney of the University of Texas
is secretary-treasurer. Mr. Polk also
nttended sessions of tho southwestern
section of the American Student
Health association at Houston.
TWENTY-FIVE HAVE RECEIVED
OLSEN MEDAL HERE SINCE 1912
Outstanding students when they
wero in college winners of the Olsen
medal for scholarship in Hardin-Sim-mons
university have become promi-
nent in various fields of endeavor.
Thirteen of the 25 honored are now
teachers or have been at one time
and four of that number are now
members of the faculty at Hardin-
Simmons. The Olsen medal given to
tho highest graduate was first offer-
ed in 1912 when Rupert Norval Rich-
ardson who is vice-president of the
university took the award. The sec-
ond award in 1013 also went to a fu-
ture Hardln-Simmons professor
Joseph Edwin Burnam professor of
Third winner was Lillie B Reeves
who is the wife of Solon R. Feather-
ston of Wichita Falls. T. N. Cara-
well secretary-manager of the Abi
TED feHAWINf brings his troupe of eight artist athletes to
H-SU for an artist course nppearnnco next Friday evening. Members of tho
famous group arc shown in a typicnl work-out in tho top picture. Tho bot-
tom pictures show Shnwn as "Depression" and "Recovery" in "0 Llbertad"
tho American sngn in three nets to bo presented here.
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TED SHAWN BRINGS TROUPE
TO H-SU FOR ARTIST PROGRAM
Ted Shawn and his troupe of eight
artist-athletes will be brought to Har-din-Simmons
Friday evening December 17 at 8
o'clock by the H-SU artist course.
Shawn the perennially youthful vir-
tuoso of the danco stage will present
a thoroughly masculine and manly
conception of the dance in the presen-
tation of his newest creation "O Lib-
crtad" an American saga in three
acts "Tho Past" "The Present" nnd
"The Future." Choreography is by
Ted Shawn with music composed by
Jess Meeker who also acts as pianist.
This company tlio realization of a
20 year dream is unique in its
strength and virility and through it
Shawn is making a genuine contribu-
tion to his art in restoring the male
dancer to a position of something
more than just a suport for n prima
In "0 Libertad" one will see first
the past principally proclaimed in the
tales of Spain's invasion of Mexico
and the West with Shawn ns Monte-
zuma bearing the bad news nnd pres-
ently an impressive group of "Peni-
tentcs" with their leader finally rep-
resenting the Crucified.
In the second act;which is one most
usually cherished by tho audience for
it deals with the present nnd recent
past ono sees a college campus in
1914 with lively young men in turtle
neck sweaters being very collegiate.
Their revels are interrupted by an
American soldier in campaign hat who
drove them away to war. Tho enm-
(Continued Irom page 1)
lene chamber of commerce headed the
class of 1015
Seven Girls Winners
For seven consecutivo years the
medals went to girls. They began in
1010 with Lucilo Tolson now tho wife
of Claude Stone of Ballingcr. The
next year Mildred Paxton now Mrs
Dan Moody was presented the Olsen
award. Mildred Foy who is tho wife
of Carl Springer Eastland attorney
was valedictorian in 1018. Onita
Christopher now Mrs. R. M. Medley
received the medal in 1010. Tho other
girl winners were; Lucy Tracy
Haynes 1920; Helen Greenwny Wood-
ward 1021; and Ruth Chambers Cox
Hoyt Ford who is professor of edu-
cation at the university broke the
string of feminine winners in 1023.
But tho succeeding two years again
(Continued on page 4)
Club Sponsors Sale
Of Seals Bangles
The physical education club in co-
operation with the Taylor County Tu-
berculosis association is sponsoring
the sale of Christmas seals and ban-
gles on the campus this year.
The sale of seals is to be on a com-
petitive basis with the classes par-
ticipating. Tho class selling the larg-
est percentage of seals will be award-
ed an attractive plaque which will
contain the names of the class offi-
cers and those on the Christmas seal
Chairmen of the class committees
are: Robin Clack senior; Mary Frye
junior; James W. Moore sophomore;
and Bee Agnew freshman.
The campaign is now under way
and will continue until the Christmas
To Dallas Named
Tho Hardin-Simmons delegation to
tho various conference sessions at
Dallas this week-end will be made up
of Dr. R. N. Richardson vice-president;
Coach Frank Kimbrough and G.
B Samlefcr athletic business mana-
ger. They will represent H-SU in ar
ranging schedules and conducting
business with schools of tho South'
west Texas and Lono Star confer'
ences. Tho three conferences all meet
in Dallas this week-end.
The committee is reserving its de-
cision on application for membership
in tho Southwest Conference pending
its arrival in Dallas.
COACH KIMBROUGH IS
GRID BANQUET SPEAKER
Coach Frank Kimbrough will bo the
guest speaker at two high school foot
ball banquets during the current few
days. Coach Kimbrough spoke at tho
Roby high school grid dinner Thurs-
day night and will go to littlefield
near Lubbock for a similar function
LAB SCHOOL SUDENTS
READ NUMEROUS BOOKS
During the recent Good Book week
a survey was made of tho books and
stories read by students in tho H-SU
laboratory school Miss Ethel L. Hat-
chett director. Tho survoy showed
28 books read for the week with ono
pupil having read nine books and a
total of 95 short stories read during
Santa Claus Letters
As is tho annual custom the
Brand will publish Santa Claus
letters in the next issue to ap-
pear on the campus Saturday
morning before tho student body
is dismissed at' noon.
All letters must be turned in to
tho Brand office by Tuesday aft-
ernoon at 5 o'clock if they are to
appear in tho Christmas edition.
Letters will be accepted from all
students nnd faculty members of
H-SU. If a friend is too bashful
to write his own letter write it
Secretary Of National
Association To Grade
Classify Fine Arts
Burnet C. Tuthill secretary of Na
tional Association of Schools of Music
nt Southwestern university in Mem
phis Tenn. arrived in Abilene yes
terday to inspect the music depart-
ments of Hnrdin-Simmons university.
The music departments gave a con
cert at 7:30 last evening in the audi-
torium for his inspection. H-SU or-
chestra string ensemble choral club
A Cappclla choir quartettes Cowboy
band and students from the voice
violin nnd piano departments pio-
sentcd the program.
Tuthill nn outstanding clarinetist
is a noted composer and specializes in
symphonic and band pieces. He is to
grade and classify tho school accord
ing to its musical standing. He not
only inspects the work that is being
done but also looks over the equip
ment of tho departments.
E. Edwin Young head of the piano
department will leave during tho hol-
idays to attend the National Associa-
tion meeting at Pittsburgh Pa. This
organization includes only a few Tex-
as schools and has such members as
S. M. U. and Baylor.
Young Herbert M. Preston head of
the violin department Marion Mc-
Clure band conductor Mrs. Lola Gib-
son Dcaton head of the voice depart-
ment and Thurman Morrison piano
instructor are in charge of the music
Alpha Psi To Hold
Formal initiation ceremonies for
seven pledges to the H-SU chapter of
Alpha Psi Omega are scheduled for
Tuesday evening at 6:30.
Following the special candlelight
services by which the new members
will be received the group will go to
tho Hilton hotel for a formal in-
The seven pledges who are to re-
ceive their membership pins at the
initiation arc Sarah Cox Frances
Thomas Burneal Scott Pauline Tiner
S. T. Briggs Charles McClure and
The Library club held its weekly
meeting Wednesday afternoon and
discussed reference work among
freshman students. Tho club plan-
ned a social to be held before Christ-
mas. CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
Centuries Fail To Change
Sentiment of Yuletide
By Johnyc Watson
From tho original tho birth of
Christ in a manger to the modern
bright light tinsel and frivolity of
the sophisticates of this day Christ-
mas is welcomed and mourned by the
Tho Observer glances at a ragged
urchin of tho slums ills face and
eyes bright with pleasant thoughts of
hanging up his worn stocking hop-
ing that the dream of tho night be-
fore as he slept in his cold hard
bed will come true; and that his
Christmas will bo filled with good
things to eat and a few luxuries which
ho has seen in shop windows but
never been allowed to touch
A small girl with her noso pressed
against a clouded shop window and
holding a rag doll by the arm not
heeding hor mother's exasperated plen
to hurry. The beautiful life-sized
dolls on display with so many other
ff-S U Co-Captain One of Two
Texans Named On Top Eleven
Cherry Davis Reeves Crowell Selfridge Are Given
Honorable Mention Selection By Press Association ""
By Lev Hudspeth
The H-SU Cowboys camo in for their share of honor in the Littlo All-
America football selections compiled by the Associated Press.
Co-captain Burns (Scooter) McKinney nco passer and runner for tho
Cowboys was named as quarterback of tho mythical eleven with Cherry
Shamrock powerhouse; Davis end; Reeves end; Crowell tackle; nnd Self-
ridge guard being given honorable mention.
McKinney was one of two Texans named on tho first eleven tho other
being Johnson of the Austin college Kangaroos.
This honor given H-SU nnd McKin-
ney may be emphasized by quoting
from Alan Gould AP sports editor.
He said "Seldom has there been a bet-
ter crop of small college backs. So
swift was the race for honors that ono
of last year's choices big Dick Wcis-
berger of Willamette failed to repent.
. . . Joining Albright's Captain Dick
Riffle only backfield repeater is
Burns McKinney 160-pound spark-
plug jackrabblt runner nnd crnck
passer of the Hardin-Simmons team
that is unbeaten for the second year;
and two fullbacks Wendell Butcher
of Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) nnd
Clny Calhoun captain of the Loyola
team of New Orleans."
The probable reason for Ed Cherry
bald Cowboy plunger not making the
first string was an injury received in
the East Texas State Teachers' game.
This kept him on the bench for three
games but he camo back in the last
to make tho lone Cowboy tally and re-
tain high point honors with a total of
Otis Crowell star Cowboy tackle
had similar luck having been injured
in the same game with Cherry and
returning for the final with tho HPC
The Cowboys not only had the hon-
or of placing one man on the first
string but played against two other
first string men. They were Harry
Kline end for the Emporia Stato
Teachers and Elmer Cochran guard
for the Murray State Teachers.
There is an overlapping of the di-
viding line separating the Littlo All-
America field and talent from their
big league brothers but in general
it is a requirement in making the AP
selections that the college represented
play a majority of its games in its
own class and that enrollment should
not exceed 1000 male undergraduates.
Students Present Play
At Club Meet Wednesday
At the Hardin-Simmons Players
club meeting Wednesday evening in
the Fine Arts nuditorium a play was
presented by members of one of Mrs.
Nora Everton's speech classes.
Students who took part in the pre-
sentation were: O. C. Clifton playing
the part of a proud farmer; Mrs.
Maxyne Hubncr auntio the wife;
Koma Beryl Mahler Wisteria the
beautiful daughter; and Charles Mc-
Laughlin Roger Dalton of the 8th U.
S. cavalry. The setting of the play
was in tho dining room of a country
A melodramatic farce was present-
ed last week at the Players club
meeting with Burneal Scott Lavcrne
Deel Wynona Hawthorne Lev Hud-
speth and Charles McLaughlin taking
parts in the cast.
lovely toys seems to hold her fas-
cinated gaze until finally tho woman
seizes the child's wrist and drags her
Tho poor blind man being led about
by his wife while she sings a Christ-
mas carol imploring the people to buy
a few pencils so that she and her
husband too might have a little hap-
piness at the Yuletide.
Tho eyes of tho wanderer then turns
to the late traffic and the crowds of
shoppers and business people jostling
each other in the streets their arms
filled with packages; a tired though
happy look on their faces.
The spirit of Christmas softens the
heart of tho meanest criminals the
rich men and poor men people on any
plane of lifo and in any part of the
nation. Whether young or old indi-
viduals like to give presents as well
(Continued on page 4)
W. A. Stephenson
Picks Four Teams
For Debate Meets
To Attend Tournaments
At Baylor A.C.C. Durant
And Wichita Kansas
Four debate teams of Hardin-Simmons
university students are newly
nnnounced after tryouts by Prof. W.
A. Stephenson H-SU debate coach.
The team members nnd ACC debaters-
held practice debates earlier
this week and the H-SU tournament
season will begin nfter the holidays
with tho tournament nt Bnylor uni-
versity about January 15.
The H-SU squad pairings include
Aaron Grant Brcckcnridge and
Avery Lee Oklahoma City; Lem Pnul
Henslee Anson nnd Lconce Stephen-
son Abilene; Bareficld Thomus und
W. C. Taggart both of Abilene; James
Wcltch Moore Abilene and Wallace
Hcltman El Paso.
Other mid-winter tourneys on the
H-SU program include tho ACC meet
in February; the Durant Okla.
Teachers invitational event in March
Which the H-SU teams have been at-
tending for somo years and the na-
tional convention of Pi Kappa Delta
nation-wido Intercollegiate debate so-
ciety at Wichita Kaus. in April.
Tho intercollegiate debate subject
this year is ono of much current in-
terest "Resolved That the National
Labor Relations Board should bo cm-
powered to enforce compulsory arbi-
tration of all industrial disputes."
Wed On Saturday
In a simple marriage ceremony
Ruth Gordon Tyler only daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Tyler of Dallas
and Si Addington only son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Addington of Fort Worth
were married last Saturday evening
at 7:30 o'clock at the Episcopal church
by Rev. Willis P. Gerhart.
Mrs. Addington was popular in the
social events of the campus during
her year as a student of H-SU. She
was a member of tho Press club and
the Art club. Previous to this time
she attended T. S. C. W. in Denton
and Texas University in Austin. This
fall Mrs. Addington entered McMurry
Addington was a lour-ycar football
man and played quarterback on tho
Cowboy tenm. Ho was class president
during his freshmnn nnd junior years.
Si has been connected with the Abi-
lene Reporter-News sinco graduation
in June. Ho was a Brand staff mem-
ber in H-SU.
Mr. and Mrs. Addington will reside
at 133 Sayles boulevard.
YWA State Leader
Honored At Meeting
Mrs. Phil Maxwell stato young peo-
ple's leader who serves each college
organization onco every year was
presented nt on informal reception
Thursday December 8 in Mary Fran-
ces hall with a tea.
After Mrs. Maxwell's review of how
tho YWA camo to have its name and
tho history of tho organization the
girls' quartet composed of Theda
Moore Jeanno Roberts Marion
Vaughter and Petty Mathis sang two
Tea was served to approximately
50 YWA members. Special guests
included Dr. and Mrs. J D. Sandefcr
Mrs. D. M. Wiggins of El Paso Mrs.
Hogan and Miss Vcrnn Leo Carson.
In tho reception room a Christmas
motif was carried out in tho decora-
tions. Florenco Neal past president
of the YWA presided nt tho silver
service. Committee members served
as hostesses and Fernetta Foley con-
tributed music during the reception.
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