The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 30, Ed. 1, Saturday, May 23, 1953 Page: 1 of 8
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Exam Week Begins Last of Activities
For By Students
ABILENE TEXAS SATURDAY MAY 23 1953
. . . Alpha Chi president
Ronald Costin Is
Alpha Chi Prexy
At its last meeting of thq year
the Julius Olsen chapter of Alpha
Chi elected Ronald Costin to
serve as president of the organiza-
tion for next year.
The rest of the slate of officers
will be elected in the fall. Costin
is replacing Vincent Becker who
served as president this year.
Other officers to be replaced in-
clude LaRue Malone as vice-president
Janice King as secretary
Costin as treasurer and Bettie
Todd as reporter.
Examination Schedule For Spring
Regular Glass Period Examination Period Date
8 MWF Monday 8-10 Mav 25
10 :30 MWF Monday 10 :30-12 :30 May 25
12 :30 MWF Monday 12 :30-2 :30 May 25
2 :30 MWF Monday 2 :30-4 :30 May 25
8 TTS Tuesday 8-10 May 26
10 :30 TTS Tuesday 10 :30-12 :30 May 26
12 :30 TTS Tuesday 12 :30-2 :30 May 26
9 MWF Wednesday 9-11 May 27
11 :30 MWF Wednesday 11 :30-l :30 May 27
1 :30 MWF Wednesday 1 :30-3 :30 Mav 27
9 TTS Thursday 9-11 May 28
11 :30 TTS Thursday 11 :30-l :30 May 28
2 TT Thursday 2 -.00-4 :00 May 28
Baccalaureate Sunday May 31 1953.
Commencement Exercises Monday June 1 1953.
Tuition Rises Again;
Activity Fee Optional
A reception and dinner honor-
ing retiring President Rupert N.
Richardson Mrs. Richardson and
R. N. Richardson Jr. was given
by the faculty and staff Thursday
night at the Windsor Hotel.
The Richardsons were present-
ed with two chairs and an otto-
man for their living room by the
group. The presentation was
made by Dean W. T. Walton.
A resolution citing the Richard-
sons for their long and unselfish
service to the University and
signed by the staff and faculty
was presented to President Rich-
ardson by Dr. W. D. Rich. Anoth-
er resolution pledging the co-
operation and good wishes of the
members to the incoming presi-
dent Dr. E. A. Reiff will also be
read and then sent to Dr. Reiff.
The reception was held on the
Windsor mezzanine at 6:30 p. m.
and the dinner in the banquet
room at 7:15 p. m. The invoca-
tion was given by Dr. H. R. Ar-
rant H. M. Preston rendered a
violin solo accompanied by Dean
Young. After a testimonial talk by
J. E. Burnam the resolutions
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SENIORS WILL GIVE
FOUNTAIN TO H-SU
The senior class of 1953 voted
Thursday to earmark a fund to be
used for the construction of a
fountain as thqir gift to the uni-
versity. Each class member will be
asked to contribute $5 to the class
fund. Already in the class treas-
ury is about $200. Room deposits
and other donations will be ac-
cepted in the business office
through graduation time it was
The fountain will probably be
part of the landscaping program
now being considered by the
university for next year.
Tuition for undergraduate
work will go up $3 per hour next
year it has been announced by E.
W. Ledbetter business manager
At present tuition charges are
$8 per semester hour above the
seven hour limit. Next year they
will be $11 per semester hour.
There wl be no laboratory
fees in literary courses under the
new financial set-up and the acti-
vity fee of $12.50 wil be op-
tional. The activity fee will cover
a student activity ticket and stu-
Gradaute work will rise cor-
respondingly wtih $12 being
charged for a semester hour.
Charges in the fine arts courses
will remain unchanged.
The changes in charges were
approved by the Board of Trus-
tees last month. Reason for the
rise is given as the demand for
more money in the teaching pro-
gram. Hardin-Simmons is at-
tempting to remove the star
given it this year by the South
ern Association of Colleges and
becondary bchools and because
of low teaching payments.
President Rupert N. Richard-
son explained that the Southern
Association requires that schools
offering graduate work spend at
least $300 per student for educa-
tional expenditure. To meet that
requirement the university must
increase its budget by $80000.
The rise in student tuition will
make about naif that amount he
Opera Workshop Set
For Summer Session
Korean Vets Must File
For Summer Addresses
Veterans who wish to receive
their final subsistance check for
this semester at their summer
address must so inform the Vet-
erans Administration Dean
Robert A. Collins Veterans Co-
ordinator has revealed.
All veterans who plan to leave
the campus at the end of the
semester should complete VA
Form 4-572 "Request for Change
of Address" and mail to the VA
Regional Office 1612-20 Nine
teenth Street Lubbock Atten-
tion: Finance Officer.
The form which may be ob-
tained at Dean Collins' office
must be plainly marked across
the face "For mailing May ana
or June check only". It must be
received bv the VA not later than
the 23rd day of the month for
which the check is issued.
Dean Collins also reminds Ko-
rean vets that their May report
must be signed before leaving
the campus for the summer.
To Continue In Summer
The Ministerial Council is
looking forward to its program
during the summer semester.
The council has announced it is
planning for good programs even
though the number who will at-
tend will be limited. Officers for
the summer semester will be
elected by the greater council at
its first regular meeting.
School of Music announces a
new course in opera workshop
for the fall term according to
Dean E. Edwin Young dean of
the music school.
The special laboratory course
will be conducted jointly by John
Mizell voice instructor and Eli-
zabeth Grubb speech teacher.
Meeting time has been tentative-
ly set for Thursday afternoons.
The class will meet approximately
two hours weekly for one hour's
Voice majors and minors will
be required to take two semesters
bf the workshop Dean Young
Main project of the class will
be the staging and production of
"Dido and Aeneas" an opera by
Purcell. The work was the first
opera to be written in English.
The opera wilL be presented Nov.
19-20-21 in Behrens Chapel.
Mizell will hold tryouts Wed-
nesday. Solo parts include five
sopranas two tenors one bass
and several small parts other than
HANNA NAMED AS
CIRCLE K PREXY
Officers for the 1953 fall term
were elected by Circle K at a
meeting Friday in the Drake
New slate to take over in Sep-
tember will be Bob Hanna presi-
dent; Ronald Costin vice presi-
dent; Bill Forbus secretary; Jack
Sheriff treasurer; and directors
Don Posey Dale Baird Quincy
Adams Oris Greever J. T. Camp-
bell and Jack Thompkins.
Outgoing officers who have
served since the service club was
organized this year are Al Bent-
ley president; Jack Thompkins
vice president; George Creagh
treasurer; and Joe Garvey secre-
tary. Final meeting of Circle K was
held Friday night as a ladies
Seniors To Be Honored
By Banquet Reception
Final examinations beginning Monday will usher in the
last of the semester's activities at Hardin-Simmons.
The first examination is scheduled for Monday at 8 a. m.
and the final one at 2 p. m. Thursday.
Following th examininations activities for graduating
seniors will begin. Saturday May 30 the Ex-Student Association
will honor graduates with the annual banquet to be held in Rose
Field House. A reception for the seniors and ex-students will
be held at 5 :30 p. in. with the banquet proper beginning at G :30
p. m. Seniors may obtain tickets for the banquet from the
.The banquet this year will honor the classes of three and
eight and ex-students who are farmers ranchers and .journa-
The John J. Keeter award will be presented to the ex-
student giving the greatest service to the university during the
Working on the committee for the banquet are Mrs. Larry
Cunningham Mrs. Pearl Williams Mary Lou O'Rear Emma
Joiner and Miss Emma King.
Baccalaureate at 11 A. M.
Seniors may get caps and gowns from the Bookstore on
Saturday before baccalaureate which will begin Sunday at 11
a. m. Seniors participating in the service are requested by the
marshal to be in line behind Sandefer Memorial at least 30
minutes before the beginning of the service. Both baccalaureate
and commencement will be in Behrens Chapel.
Dean E. Edwin Young will play the processional for the
baccalaureate service the Hardin-Simmons anthem. The bacca-
laureate sermon will be brought by Rev. Lawrence Fitzgerald of
the Baptist Publishing House in Philadelphia Pa. His son Law-
rance Jr. is one of 1953 graduates.
Reception Sunday Afternoon
Sunda' afternoon from 4 to 6 p. m. in the parlor of the
New Dormitory a deception will be held honoring seniors and
their parents. Dr. and Mrs. Rupert N. Richardson will head the
receiving line and all seniors and their parents faculty members
and friends of the university have been invited to attend the
The university social committee headed by Miss Suella
Lacy is in charge of the reception. On the committee are Miss
King Mrs. Eugene Schooley Dean W. C. Ribble Vernon Mor-
rill Truett Sheriff and Dr. W. O. Beazley.
The commencement exercises will begin at 10 a. m. Monday
with the processional of seniors and faculty to Behrens. Mar-
shalling of the academic procession is at 9 a. m. The invocation
will be given by Rev. H. H. McBride of Breckenridge and
I Robert J. Smith president of Pioneer Airlines will deliver the
Award of Honors
Following his address the medals will be awarded by Dean
W. T. Walton and the degrees will be presented by Dr. Richard-
son. Two hundred and twenty-one degrees are to be conferred.
Of that number three will be honorary a Doctor of Literature
degree to Dr. E. Bagby Atwood associate professor of English
at the University of Texas and Dr. W. R. White president of
Baylor University and a Doctor of Divinity degree to Rev.
Dr. White is a former president of Hardin-Simmons having
served in that office immediately after the death of the late
J. D. Sandefer.
The following will be candidates
for the Bachelor of Arts degree:
Arnold Graynum Ashburn Rose-
mary Ashburn William E. Bar-
nes Jr. Johnie Barnhart Eliza-
beth Ann Bishop Jimmie Ruth
Blackford Elizabeth Virginia
Bridges Dorothy Jean Brod
Wanda Mozelle Burdick Bryan
L. Butler David R. Caldwell Roy
Carter Mary Lucille Chambers
Ronald Ewing Chandler Carl B.
Clement Earl Henry Cook Jr.
Marilyn Walker Daughtery Mary
Most BA Candidates
Lawrence Fitzgerald Jr. Olli-
beth Miller Flegal Billy Eugene
Frazier LaVerna Floyd Fredre-
gill Samuel E. Gambill J. G.
Garry Joe Dale Garvey Warren
A. Goff A. Dale Golding Louise
Lassetter Hagle Jack True Har-
ris Neill S. Hays Gene Tackett
Hester David Charles Hodge
Frances Gaynelle Holcomb
James A. Houghton Alan Louis
Hubler David Rush Huckaby
Alice Joy Jennings Daniel Bert
Keeney Ruby Jane Kincaid.
Betty Jean Snody Lake Frank-
lin Rollin Leach Bobbie LaRue
Malone Luther Marion Mann
William Hilton Manning James
Lester Martin Harold Lee Mi-
lam Kenneth Mitchell Shirley
Ann Narmour Peggy Jacqueline
Nelson Barbara Nichols Law-
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Rev LAWRENCE FITZGERALD
. . . baccalaureate speaker
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The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 30, Ed. 1, Saturday, May 23, 1953, newspaper, May 23, 1953; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth96943/m1/1/: accessed March 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.