The H-SU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 7, Ed. 1, Friday, October 8, 1976 Page: 1 of 4
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Last rites held for Dr. Zambus
DR. JAMES ZAMBUS
A large crowd of students faculty. staff
members and townspeople attended the
funeral for Dr. James Zambus Tuesday
afternoon at the First Baptist Church and
heard the history professor eulogized as
"a friend a scholar and a man who loved
Dr. Zambus 56 died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday
in Hendrick Memorial Hospiital. He had
been recovering from a critical illness
and was re-admitted to the hospital last
Thursday after he fell down his front porch
stairs at his home at 514 North 3rd and
struck his head. He first entered the
hospital in late August for treatment of
extremely high blood pressure and had
been released to recuperate at home early
Dr. Jim Flaming pastor of the First
Baptist Church recounted Dr. Zambus's
contributions to the church as"a Sunday
school teacher and as a leader in other
"His favorite Biblical character other
than our Lord was Luke" Dr. Flaming
said. "And in many ways Dr. Zambus and
Dr. Luke were alike."
President Elwin Skiles and Dr. Rupert
Richardson also took part in the funeral
service. Dr. Skiles led the opening prayer
and Dr. Richardson read the obituary
with comments about Dr. Zambus's
service to Hardin-Simmons.
"His education was not complete" Dr.
Richardson said of Dr. Zambus. "In fact if
he had lived to be 90 he would not have felt
that his education was complete."
To illustrate Dr. Richardson told of Dr.
Zambus "giving up a summer salary" this
year in order to attend a five-week
seminar at the U.S. Military Academy.
While attending the West Piont
workshop Dr. Zambus had written a
series of articles for The Abilene
Dr. Zambus had been a member of the
H-SU faculty since 1958. He was born Nov.
1 1919 in Acron Ohio and moved with his
parents to Atlanta Ga. at an early age. He
held a bachelor of science degree from the
University of Georgia and the master of
theology and doctor of philosophy degrees
from Southern Baptist Seminary in
October 8 15)76
VET presents 'Earnest9
Wilde's play begins drama season
195 to attend
Oscar Wilde's comedy THE IM-
PORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST kicks
off Van Ellis Theatre's 1976-77 season
tonight at 8 on the Hardin-Simmons
campus. The play will be presented at 2
and 8 p.m. tomorrow and at 8 p.ni. Monday
and Tuesday Oct. 11 and 12.
The three primary characters ir:
"Earnest" are Lady Bracknell
Algernon Moncrieff and Jack Worthing.
Among Lady Bracknell's many notable
quotes in the play is "To be born or at any
rate bred in a hand-bag whether it had
handles or not seems to me to display a
contempt for the ordinary decencies of
family life that remind one of the worst
excesses of the French- Revolution."
Then there is Algernon who wishes to be
rechristened Earnest and Jack who is
Earnest-in-twwn but Jack-in-the-country
and who also wants to be christened
Earnest if you can understand that.
This "trivial comedy for serious people"
has been a vehicle for famous performers
such as John Gielgud Edith Evans
Estelle Winwood Margaret Rutherford
and Margaret Hamilton. In 1959 a musical
version of the show EARNEST IN LOVE
opened at the Gramercy Arts Theater and
became an immediate off-Broadway hit.
The play's cast includes Chris Harper as
Jack Worthing Nolan Murdock as
Algernon Moncrieff Jennifer Cochran as
Lady Bracknell Jana Hurst as Gwendolyn
Fairfax Terri Loter as Cecily Cardew
Tim Boss as Rev. Chasuble Kathy Ponder
as Miss Prism John Landon as Lane and
Nanette Grainger as Merriman.
Oct. 13 deadline
for activity plans
Any organization that plans to have a
meeting or reunion during Homecoming
and wants the information included on the
printed program should go by the Alumni
Office on the second floor of Moody Center
and submit the details.
This includes social clubs academic
clubs and any other group planning a get
together for their alumni. Miss Hattie Bell
Martin of the Alumni Office said the
program is being prepared now and all
notices need to be in her office by Oct. 13.
Dr. James A. Panowski -director of the
Van Ellis Theatre will direct the full
arena production designed by Jerry
Cotton. Lighting will be designed by Vicki
Pigmon while Janet Crane will serve as
Assistant Director. Costumes are from
Barnes-Loerber of Milwaukee and are
executed by Martha Bowen.
All members of the Friday opening-night
audience are invited to jinn the cast and
crew backstage in the newly-redecorated
Green Room after the show for refresh-
ments in a reception sponsored by Alpha
Psi Omega national honorary thratre
Photo time coming soon
Greeks asked to pose early
It's that time of year again - the birds
are beginning their annual exodus towards
warmer climes the trees are slowly don-
ning their golden autumnal apparel and
the folks .from Roberts Studio are
preparing to come to Hardin-Simmons.
Although we cannot project the date on
which all our feathered friends will be
gone and we cannot estimate the time
when all the trees will have changed to
golden cues we know that the
photographers will be set up in Moody
Center on Oct. 12-14 to take pictures for the
Bronco from 9 a.m.-12 noon and from
12:30-5 p.m. Proofs of pictures taken will
be available at the rate of four for $1.60 and
six for $2.60.
All members of Alpha Phi Omega Beta
Gamma Epsilon Delta Epsilon Pi
Alpha Kappa Phi Omega Phi Mu Alpha
Sinfonia Phi Phi Phi Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Delta Sigma and Tau Alpha Phi are
asked to have their pictures made
Tuesday OcU 12. Members of these clubs
sororities and fraternitites will be charged
$2.60 for which they will receive four
proofs in street wear and two proofs in club
Make-up pictures will be taken Thur-
sday Oct. 21 for those who cannot have
their pictures made during the regular
sessions. Times and prices for the make-
up pictures will be the same as for those
taken during the regular sessions.
SHERRY MARSHALL plays "Tfie Cat and the Mouse" to near perfection as
she takes first place in the Freshman Talent Show held recently in Behrens
Chapel-Auditorium. Judy McCollough and Kelly Dennis took second and
third places respectively in the contest. Randy McMichael and Pam
Green were named "Mr. and Miss Beanie" during the show.
Today some 7000 colege students from
85 schools across Texas will converge on
Houston for the State Baptist Student
Union Convention which begins tonight.
Included in that number will be about 195
students from Hardin-Simmons.
Featured speakers for the weekend
include H-SU's missionary-inyresidence
Tom McMillan his wife Marilyn and their
son' Tom. The McMillans will present a
program on missions tomorrow evening.
Others featured on the program include
Dr. Ken Chafin pastor of South Main
Baptist in Houston and host of television's
popular Spring Street USA; Dr. Dan
Vestal of First Baptist Midland; Andrew
Young a U.S. representative from
Georgia; Bill Lawson of Wheeler Avenue
Baptist in Houston; Dr. William Hull of
First Baptist in Shreveport and Marge
Caldwell a vivacious radio hostess and
author from Houston.
Other H-SU participants on the program
are Steve Walker Merkel's little man with
the big voice who will present a concert
tomorrow and James Steele who will be
serving as organist for the convention.
The HU group will be staying in a
gymnasium owned by North -Shores
Baptist Church. They will be treated to a
Mexican dinner Saturday at noon fur-
nished by a local Latin-American church
and to Sunday lunch by North Shores. The
group should arrive back in Abilene late
to be Oct. 11-15
A Christian Discipleship Seminar will
be held Oct. 11-15 at Hardin-Simmons
University. Rick Warren Professor of
discipleship at California Baptist College
will be guest speaker for the seminar.
Meetings will.be held from 7-9 p.m. each
evening in Room 208 of Moody Center.
Participants will be required to pay a $6
registration fee which will cover the costs
of a Spriitual Notebook and all curriculum
Warren will also speak in the regualr
chapel services on Oct. 12 and 14.
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