The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 9, Ed. 1, Saturday, November 17, 1934 Page: 1 of 4
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College of Mines
HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY AIHLENE TEXAS. NOVEMHEU 17 1934
Comment Allcz-Vousl That's French
and only those who graduate with
honors know what it means.
Wo met the enemy in Lubbock nnd
did they greet us I In fnct thev bavo
n few of the football men's scalps to
remember the fatal day. And the
ride back was lovely. Join tho foot-
ball team or tho band nnd see the
world by moonlight.
The senior brawl was a brawl of
the first degree. And the drinks were
classy and were just a shade strong-
cr than Coca-Cola. Mr. Ilurnnm wants
to know if all the drinks arc like that.
And he had a pretty big time. He
just got into the spirit(s) of the
All that Dallas needs is the money
to get a license. He has already
moved into the girls' hall. While he
and Lota Fay were spooning in the
corner two baggage men brought his
trunk in packed with pajamas and
long handled underwear. A note from
his mother accompanied the trunk ex-
plaining that he spent so much time
in the dormitory that he didn't hac
to change at home (if ever). Murphy
that's been tried before.
Didn't tho thunder sound good when
it could be heard above the chorus
tho orchestra and tho band?
There they were! Tho Burgamy's
and the Chlsholms in a model T with
nothing between them nnd heaven ex-
cept some heavy clouds during the
first rain that this generation of stu-
dents can remember Owner of said
vehicle wishes name withheld from
Instead of admitting she went on a
honeymoon during the week that she
was gone Rawllngs sheepishly tells
some kind of far-fetched story about
having had bad eyes and going home
to have them treated.
As yet somo of the boys do not
seem very popular but mnybo somo
day they can expectorate.
There seems to be less railroading
of elections than usual. In TWO of
the classes there had to bo run-offs
to decide who would represent the
class as favorite.
It might be surprising to know that
Stark ran a close third in tho fresh-
man ballot for favorite. Somehow
slime presidents have a natural way
of being popular.
Horrors! The senior favorite in one
of her many escapades was almost
left stranded when her three boy
friends were almost arrested. In fact
they got as far as the jug and had
to do some tall talking as well as
making bonds to be able to escort
their lady love back to her shelter.
Was she embarrassed! And to think
it was framed by Joe Ike and Archie.
Jarvls had to make a business trip
home just lately to settle something
about somo disputed property and he
was winner over about nineteen oth-
ers. It's nil your Jnrvis.
If times and fate do not change
Pratt is going to have to mortgage
the homestead to stay in business.
This is a true story but it is nei-
ther continued nor is it chapter 221.
Truett Beaty on a recent trip to the
home of his cousin met two of the
world's fairest: and he took his choice
through trickery and left tho re
mains for Cousin Collins. True to tho
nature of tho more beastly sex (mean
ing men) Ueaty thought ho had
scored at least a two or three bagger
but when tlmo comes for a letter it
is addressed to Cousin. Of course it
is needless to say that the correspond-
ence between the two was arranged
by Collins' sister; but nevertheless
maybe it pays to think of the guys
that make new blood possible Truett.
There might be somo explaining
also lleaty with regard to the letter
you received from the correspondence
school of matrimony.
When tho Daniels girl from Win-
throp college South Carolina was
mentioned by tho B. S. U. represen-
tative at tho meeting Thursday
(Continued on page two)
Mrs. Deaton To Direct
Choir At First Baptist
Mrs Lola Gibson Deaton head of
Hardin-Simmons voice department
has been named director of the First
Baptist church choir of Abilene. She
will take over tho directorship Sun-
day morning October 18.
This position was held last year by
Prof. Clydo Garrett former voice
head in the university.
Fine Arts Schools
In Chapel Tuesday
Orchestra Chorus and Band
Unite In Presenting
Morrison Plays Piano
Preston D cat on McClure
And Young Direct
Hardin-Simmons university orches-
tra chornl club representatives from
tho department of piano and the
Cowboy band jointly gave a program
in the university auditorium Tuesday
night nt 8 o'clock. This was tho first
nppearnnco for the orchestra nnd the
Tho program was opened by three
numbers by the orchestra under the
direction of Herbert M. Preston hend
of the department of violin. Tho en-
semble is made up of students in the
fine arts department nnd members
of the band.
Tho second part of tho program
was a piano solo "Rigolctto Para-
phrase" by Liszt played by Thurman
Tho third part of the program was
under tho direction of Mrs. Lola Gib-
son Denton. It was madu up of
numbers by soloists as well ns the
entire chorus singing several selec-
tions. Tho orchestra and tho chorus
ended their part of the prpgram by
singing nnd playing the "Simmons
The finnl part of tho program
consisted of three numbers by tho
Cowboy bond under the direction of
Marion B. McClure.
This is tho first time that all the
four divisions of tho Hnrdin-Simmons
school of music have collaborated in
presenting to tho student body such
An admission of ten cents wns
charged to help defray the expenses
(Continued on page four)
In Joint Meeting Members
Vote To Make Affair
Monday evening nt 7:30 members
of staffs of tho Brand official week-
ly publication of Hardin-Simmons uni-
versity nnd Bronco university year-
book will hold their annual socinl in
tho Wootcn hotel.
In a meeting of the two organiza-
tions held in the Brand office Thurs-
day a game committee was appointed
by Ivan Flynn yearbook editor con-
sisting of Mildred Norris Lcona Low-
rie nnd Rcna Southern. A menu
committee was also appointed con-
sisting of Mary Helen Terry and
The two staffs decided to make tho
occasion a formal one. Those attend-
ing will bo served sandwiches salad
and hot chocolate. Plates will cost
30 cents each and those expecting to
attend should turn in their money to
Dun Tarpley by Monday noon.
Watts and Olsen Go
To Austin Saturday
Dr. Watts Lectures Group;
Tharp Talks Tonight
Dr. 0. 0. Watts and Dr. Julius
Olsen left yesterday for tho Texas
Acamedv of Science meeting at Aus
tin where Dr. Watts will speak this
morning. Tho first session of tho
meeting was to have been held last
night with tho main sessions today.
Dr Watts will speak on "Struc-
tural Properties of Liquid Crystals"
at the meeting of the physical science
group which is to be held this morn-
ing. This organiation is composed of
persons interested in somo field of
science nnd interested in scientific
organiations. Tho Hardin-Simmons
science club has applied for admis-
sion as an affiliated society in this
Dr. B. C. Tharp of tho University
of Texas science departments presi-
dent of the academy delivered the
principal address at tho general ses-
sion held last night.
Y. W. A. Group Presents Program
Young Woman's Auxiliary met at
9:30 Wednesday night in Mary Fran-
ces Hall. Tommio Mao Boren presi-
dent presided. Tho themo of tho
program was "Missions."
Miss Head opened the program with
a short prayer; Ruth Scheibo Dallas
brought a special vocal number "I
Am Satisfied with Jesus;' and Mildred
Burnett. Monday told a short story
on the "Missions from China."
PICTURED AS SALOON
In n "Jersey Lily" cafe decorated as
an old fashioned barroom tho Senior
class was entertained with n unique
social held in the Hilton hotel build-
ing Monday night from 7:30 to 0:30.
Tho room was lighted with candles
nlaced in imltntlnn whlskov lmttlns
on bare tables. Signs with "Park
V .. A .111 II tl lit . Ati.l
iuui- iwuiiL-iy uurc jno rroianuy
or Cussing" "No Shooting Aloud"
and "Don't Shoot The Performers
They Are Doing Their Best" were
hanging on tho wall nnd added to
the setting of tho affair.
Guists were seated nt tables on
which bottles of tho "real stuff"
(empty) were plentiful. Mr. Burnam
class sponsor posed ns Ike tho pro-
prietor nnd told the class that "Every
thing is on the house. Name your
poison." Tho guests then lined up
nnd passed by nn old-fashioned bar
and were served whiskey (punch)
from real kegs. John Paul Rudd
bartender frequently passed among
the crowd nnd served them drinks.
Joy Pender Abilene added to the
hilarity by posing as Mae West u
torch singer Inez Morris Abilene ap-
peared as Ginger Kogcrs. Cordelia
Smith Kotan gave several piano .se-
lections and the whole class jolneJ
her in singing old-timo songs.
Players Club Names
Members of Cast
For Semester Play
Rehearsals Begin Next Week;
Students To Direct
With selection of members of the
cast for tho three-net play "Youngest
Daughter" and additional work on n
number of ono-act plays under stu
dent directorship tho players club has
commenced work for tho semester in
earnest. First elimination was held
Wednesday evening nt 7:30 nt regu-
lar meeting of tho oraganization. The
cast will be completed and rehearsals
begun next week.
Students are invited to a presenta-
tion to follow tho regulnr meeting
next Wednesday evening of "Tho Pot
Boiler a one-net comedy by Alice
Gertsenberg. The cast directed by
Sybil Glass consists of Fay Morri-
son Flo Caldwell Baxter Polk Hib-
bard Polk Scottio Strain John Blake
Malcolm Bridges nnd Fred Chisholm.
Tho group is completing plans for
n Christmas social to be held in De-
cember. Etiquette Class Now
Offered H o. Students
First meeting of the Etiquette class
was held Thursday afternoon at three
thirty in the Homo Economics labora-
tory. Tho history of the social usage
movement was featured and discus-
sion was informal. Miss Mary Car-
ter director of homo economics is
sponsor of the group.
Thcro is no organization and selec-
tion of officers no dues and no credit
offered for the course. All members
nro to voluntarily attend tho class
and it will continue only ns long as
theic is a demand for it.
Both men nnd women are eligible
for membership in tho group and
problems concerning university socinl
life will bo discussed.
Hardin-Simmons Graduate Chosen As
First Congressman From District 19
Hardin-Simmons university will be
represented in the United States Con
gress for tho first timo when George
Mahon graduate of 1023 takes office
on January 3 1035.
Mr. Mahon who is now serving his
fourth term ns district attorney of
the 32nd judicial district was selected
over seven other candidates in tho ro-
cent election to represent the newly
created 10th congressional district.
Mr. Mahon is a graduate of Hnrdin-Simmons
nnd of tho Law School
of tho University of Texas. With tho
exception of his first year in collego
ho worked his way through by acting
as a clerk in a dry goods store by
working in tho library and by man-
aging a boarding house. Ho was an
honor graduate of Hardin-Simmons
and last year returned to make the
commencement address in Juno. Mr.
Mahon took a great deal of interest
in collego activities. Ho was n de-
bater on tho Hardin-Simmons nnd
Texas university teams. Ho was con-
sidered ono of tho finest speakers
that ever attended Hardin-Simmons
and was a member of a winning de-
His old friends remember when ho
took part in the annual April 1 stunt
of tho students when they "took off"
the teachers. "Georgo" always took
Ptoxy's part and he played it to per-
fection. He had each little manner-
Cowboy Band Goes
On Concert Trip; To
Be At Cowboy Fray
Musicians Present Concerts
In Odessa and
Band To Return Sunday
1 wenty - Seven Members CjO
On First Major Tour
Of The Year
Hardin-Simmons university Cow-
boy bnnd left Thursday morning nt
0 o' lock for a four-day tour through
Weal Texas giving several concerts
Thu-sdny nnd Friday nnd to piny for
the H-S. U.-Collcgo of Mines football
game this afternoon in El Pnso.
Tho first concert wns given Thurs-
diy sfternoon in Odessn nnd that
night they presented n program in
Tho organization plans to return
to the campus either Sunday after-
noon o? Monday morning.
Those who "mndo tho trip are:
Cornets Holmsn Jcnkcns Joyce
Hardy James Burnett H. Copolnnd
Fouche Pollard; clarinets: John Cer-
mlnnro Burgess Brown Lloyd Par-
mclly Billy Ghormley Corkill Mot-
ley Ccarley KInard James Reed;
basses Herbert Hill Andrew King;
drums Billy Morrow Buster Horn
Pelo Shaw; French horns Sumptcr
Reed Gnincs Shults; trombones A.
I. Collier Hnll Hilton R. L. Myers;
baritone Robert Fielder; flute
Jnmcs Stewart; and onxophones
Tom Cannon Mnx Martin Mack
Tho proginm given in concerts was
1. "Cities Scrvlco Mnrch" Bourdon;
2. "Danish Festival" Overture
3. "Ballet Egyptien" Luiglni.
(John P. Cerminaro)
4. "Pasha's Pipe" Oriental Novel-
5. "Old Chisholm Trail" Cowboy
song; "Greer County" Cowboy song.
(Pote Shnw) -0.
"In a Persian Mnrket Place"
7. "Children's Mnrch" Goldmnn.
8. "Will Rogers Bluqs" Phipps.
9. "Whistling Farmer Boy" Fill-
more. 10. "Blue Prelude" Bishop.
11. "Bolero" Ravel.
Hears Dr. Wiggins
Dr. D. M. Wiggins denn of stud-
ents in Hai din-Simmons university
wns a guest speaker for tho Shnke-
spenro club which met Monday. "Tho
Red Cross" was his subject.
"The American Red Cross is con-
cerned as much with tho creation of
good will building up tho nation's
"esprit d'eorps" ns it is in charity
work." Dr. Wiggins told them.
"In times liko this when thero is
so much distrust on organization liko
tho Red Cross may servo as n sort
of n unifying group" Mr Wiggins
said. In giving high praise to the
management of tho Red Cross Mr.
Wiggins pointed out that tho man
who offers n criticism of the national
management as an "alibi" for not en-
rolling in the organization is only
avoiding tho issue.
Dr. Wiggins also spoko Tuesday on
the "Fathers' Night" progrnm of tho
Central Parent-Teacher association.
Ho was introduced by Mrs. J. R.
Ily Myrtle Eugenia Haggard
flH F JH
Classes Elect Favorites Tuesday;
Short Guinn Morris and Butler
Are Selected As Representatives
Carpenter's "Miniature Campus"
Shown In San Antonio Convention
President J. D. Snndcfcr Miss A.
M. Carpenter Prof. Sam Malone nnd
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Webb attended
tho Tcxns General Baptist Conven-
tion nt San Antonio Texas which was
in session from November 0 to 0.
Miss Carpenter presented the Hnrdin-Simmons
"Miniature Campus" nt
the convention. The displayed cam-
pus consisted of tho twelve buildings
and includes every detail of the enm-
pus giounds. It was constructed by
Btudonta in the Hardin-Simmons nrt
department under tho direction of
Built on a base of eleven sections
tho miniature work of nrt. which is
seven by eight feet l3 built of per-
manent mntcrial of wood cement and
steel and will last indefinitely ac-
cording to Miss Carpenter. Tho sec-
tions have been so divided that it can
Woman's Forum To
Hold Outdoor Show
November 23 to 24
Carpenter Is Chairman Of
Unique Display To Be
Outdoor nrt exhibit will be present-
ed in Abilcno November 23 and 24 in a
showing on the Carnegie library curb
under tho direction of tho Womnn'fi
Forum. Miss A. M. Carpenter head
of the nrt deportment in Hardln'-
Simmons university is chairman of
tho unique exhibit to bo given here.
Such exhibits havo been given in
Paris New York Chicago Dallas
and other art centers of America nnd
have proved to be very successful.
Chairmen of tho various commit
tees working for tho success of tho
undertaking wcro announced Satur
day by Miss A. M. Carpenter.
Miss Ann Oldham is to sunervise
registration nnd with her assistants
will receive tho nrtists on Tuesday
and Wednesday of this week from 3
to G o'clock on tho first floor of tho
library. All exhibitors must register
on these days giving tho class in
which thoy intend to show and the
number of paintings prints or other
Items they expected to enter.
Tho city school division will bo di-
rected by Miss Beth Coombes of the
(Continued on pago two)
Home Economics Club
Hears Simmons Talk
Second meeting of tho Home Eco-
nomics club wns held Thursday eve-
ning nt 0:30 in the homo economics
department. Maxine Simmons gave
a talk on "Etiquette" stressing be-
havior on tho street .and phases of
The club under tho sponsorship of
Miss Mary Carter head of tho homo
economics department plans to give
programs which will develop tho per-
sonality of its members and which
will prove practical in their econom-
ism and characteristic carefully stu-
died nnd when April 1 enmo around
ho appeared on tho stage as a second
President Sandefer" members of the
After ho concluded his school work
Mr. Mahon began his law practico in
Colorado Texas where ho still lives.
In 1023 ho married Miss Ilelen Stev-
enson of Lorraine. Thoy havo ono
daughter Dnphlne. Ho is a member
of tho First Methodist church and the
Mr. Mahon was elected county at-
torney of Mitchell county in 1020
nnd wns appointed district attorney
of tho 32nd Judicial district in 1027.
Ho ran for district attorney three
times thereafter and was elected.
During his term of office ho prose-
cuted numerous cases. Perhaps the
most notorious ono was tho L. M.
Parks wifo-drownlng case nt Sweet-
water about two years ago When tho
legislature redistrictcd the stato in
1033 Mr. Mahon announced tho fol-
lowing summer that ho would bo a
candidate in tho now 10th congres-
sional district. In tho run-off cam-
paign he led his opponent Judge Mul-
jlcnn by moro than 10000 votes and
carried twenty-two out of twonty-five
counties of the district
Mr. Mahon 33 was th0 youngest
of the leading candidates in tho race
(Continued on page four)
bo pneked nnd shipped to any point
All minor details havo been shown
including every stop thnt lends from
tho buildings each window door and
column every bench on tho campus
trees nnd hedges. Even minlaturo
couples have been placed on tho ben-'
ches nnd n cowboy and a cowgirl in
full uniform have been stationed on
the campus. The stadium in Parra-
moro field contains exactly the some
number of seats as tho real one. Tho
graves of Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Sim-
mons nro shown in tho triangle. Every
light post is placed in its correct place
in tho work and they arc so connect-
that each will burn.
Tho work is of much value to the
school and hns been exhibited in many
art exhibits in Tcxns and tho entire
South always receiving favorable
comment from tho art critics.
Talks to H-SU Group
Bramc Addresses Student
Body and Ministerial
"I believe thnt this has been the
greatest year ever in tho history of
B. S. U. work in the South" stated
Miss Sibyl Brame Associate Secre-
tary of tfo Southwide B. S U. work
to the members of the'local organiza-
tion in its meeting Thursday night.
Miss Brame has charge of tho or-
ganization and tho maintenance of
B. S. U.'s in the colleges and uni-
versities of 18 southern states. At
present she is on her way to Nash-
ville from tho New Mexico Stato B.
S. U. Convention. During tho trip
she visited five other campuses study-
ing the B. S. U. work on each cam-
pus. In her speech Thursdny night Miss
Brame pointed out that she had four
main objectives in her work with
students. These were "Pioneering
With Students" "Planning With Stu-
dents" "Praying With Students" nd
"'Plusing' With Students."
Miss Bramo also mentioned the
mnny advantages offered by the
young people of this generation.
"They aro an opportunity and not a
responsibility" sho stated. "There
arc untold advantages to bo gained
through our youth if they can be
brought together in Christ." The
B. S. U. Councils of the South have
ns ono of their greatest purposes nnd
opportunities tho task of bringing
100000 Baptist students of the South-
land into closer relationship with their
churches" were among tho statements
mado by Miss Brame in her address.
The mnny great opportunities for
B. S. U work in the professional
schools and tho hospitals of the South
were nlso mentioned.
After her address Miss Bramo dis-
cussed and explained tho B. S. U.
covenant to members of tho Council
In an interview Thursdny night
Miss Bramc stated the Hardin-Simmons
B. S. U. had tho most complete
and tho most efficient system of re-
cords and files that sho had found in
any of the schools sho has visited in
(Continued on pago two)
Women's 0. and D.
To Hold Try-Outs
Applicants Will Give Short
Debate Or Oration In
Try-outs for tho women's O. and
D. council will bo held next Thursdny
evening at 7 o'clock in Prof. W. A.
Stevenson's class room according to
Prof. W. A. Stephenson sponsor of
All women interested aro asked to
preparo n'five-minuto debnte speech
on the Pi Kappa Delta question which
is "Resolved: That tho nations should
agree to prevent tho international
shipment of arms and munitions" or
a five-minute oration on any subject
of their own choosing.
Tho formal organization of this
year's council will bo completed
Thursday night after tho tryouts. Tho
organization will Include the election
of officers and the initiation of now
Members of the. group who were
on tho council last year include Norma
Sue Tippen Mildred Burnett Sybil
Glass and Myrtle Eugenia Haggard.
Short Wins Senior
Race In First Vote
Hancock Miller Simmons
Run Close Seconds For
Class favorites wcro elected Tues-
day morning during tho chapel per-
iod in special meetings of the four
clnsscs called by Dr. D. M. Wiggins
dean of students. Tho favorites
chosen were Mary Alice Short sen-
ior; Jnnc Guinn junior; Inez Morris
sophomore; nnd Ruth Butler fresh-
man. Mary Alice Short DeLeon won tho
senior division without a runoff poll-
ing 31 of tho 67 votes cast. Other
senior candidates wcro Margaret Dan-
iels Abilene Mary Balch Abilene
nnd Ollie Lena Olsen Abilene.
Preceding the election for senior
favorite Ollio Lena Olsen wns chosen
to replace tho position left vacant by
Mildred Richosor Mankins who was
chosen all-university queen in a pre-
ceding election by the entire student
body. Irene McCrcary Santa Anna
was nlso nominated to run against
Miss Olsen to fill the vacancy and
the vote had to be taken several times
to determine tho winner duo to tho
fnct thnt the first three counts wcro
divided equally between tho two can-
didates. In the final vote Miss Olsen
defeated Miss McCrcary by a margin
of only two votes.
Jane Guinn Abilcno carried largo
percentage of tho votes in the first
election and defeated Estcllc Han-
cock Rochester 47 to 22 in tho de-
termining election. QUier junior
nominees were Tommio Boren and
Ruby Leo Stringer both of Memphis
Tho raco between candidates in the
run-off in tho sonhomore section was
ono of the closest of tho selections.
Inez Morris Abilene carried tho elec-
tion with 01 votes to 65 for Maxine
Simmons Haskell who is a transfer
from Tcxns university. The other
two candidates for the sophomore
race were Norma Suo Tippin Abi-
lene and Rena Southern Tucumcarl
The freshman class raco for class
favorite was also closo with only 14
votes difference in the two leading
candidates. In tho primary election
Ruth Butler Sweetwater received 74
votes nnd Betty Miller Abilene re-
ceived CO. Helen Mooro and Bonita
McGhey both of Abilene were nlso
freshmen candidates. In the final
election held by tho freshman clnss
Wednesday nfternoon at 1:30 Ruth
Butler defeated her opponent decis-
ively. Each of the class favorites will be
given a full pngo with two poses in
tho Bronco Hnrdin Simmons univer-
sity yearbook. All of tho other can-
didates will be given special mention
with distinctive sections of tho an-
nual. H-S.U. Ex-Students
Garrett On Editorial Staff;
Junell On Staff of
Two Hardin-Simmons ex-students
hnvo received prominent mention in
tho school which they are attending
Miss Doris Garrett junior journal-
ism major wns recently added to tho
editorial staff of tho C. I. A. "Lass-o"
to servo as associato editor. Miss
Garrett while attending H-S. U. ser-
ved ns managing editor nnd desk edi-
tor of tho Brand. She also was se-
lected ns a beauty in a contest spon-
sored by the Brand.
Frank Junell who is attending the
school of journalism ct Missouri uni-
versity wns appointed to servo on tho
staff of "Tho Missourian" nnd wns
recently given n rating of "superior"
in three of his fivo courses and
"good" in tho other two.
Junell whilo attending H-S. U. was
editor of tho Brand and played cen-
ter on tho football team.
Carswell Delivers Talk
To Business Students
T. N. Carswell secretary of tho
West Texas Chamber of Commerce"
addressed n group of students1 at
11:30 Thursdny In Professor Rich's
classroom in tho Science building.
His subject in general was a discus-
sion pf the functioning of the Cham-
ber of Commerco in supporting civic
improvement projects which nro spon-
sored by vnrious other civic organiza-
tions. Mr. Carswell who has been associ-
ated with tho Chamber of Commerce
for a number of years addressed a
similar group last year on the same
"fiffi&J to I.V
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