The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 19, Ed. 1, Saturday, February 28, 1920 Page: 1 of 4
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Vol III L
Grace Hotel is
Scene of feast
JUNIORS ENTERTAIN SENIORS WITH "SWELLEST
BLOW-OUT" OF YEAR. TOASTS FULL OF SPICE
AND PEP. PREXY EXPRESSES HOPE THAT AC-
TION OF THIS YEAR'S JUNIORS WILL SET
A PRECEDENT FOR ALL FUTURE
The two upper classes together with a
few members of the faculty of Simmons
College on last Monday evening enjoyed
the greatest social success of the school
year. The Junior class entertained the
graduating class of 1020 the class chape-
rones and President and Mrs. Sandefer
with a most c!cgant banquet in the large
dining ball of the Grace Hotel.
The many guuests began to arrive at
the home of Dr. Neal at an early hour.
Here they were very royally entertained
by Miss Fayc Doman and Mr. Tom Rob-
erts. About 8:45 something like fifty
couples 'left for the jiarlors of the Grace
Hotel. They arrived at the banquet hall
in due time and spent a delightful evening.
The place of banqueting was beautifully
arringsd with two long lulle-na nch -pmIp
of the spacious ball and was decorated
very artistically. The tables were decor-
ated with large bouquets of carnations
"while a beautiful carnation was very clev-
rly placed by each of the one hundred
plates where as many students regaled
After each couple liad arrived at their
respective plqces Chester E. Nicodcmus
the eloquent toastmaster asked J. T.
Fielder to pronounce the invocation. After
the invocation (he following elaborate
menu was enjo)cd by all those present i
Celery Hearts Olives
Head Lettuce (1000) Island Dressing
Fillet .Mill) on
Potatoes au' Grutin
Fruit Sundae Almond Wafers
Throughout the evening very interesting
'and amusing toasts were delivered by
eloquent speakers. After an introduction
of the Junior class president by the toast-
master who enumerated the athletic and
literary qualities of the third year class
leader Hall Walker gave un excellent "npersonations soles yodel solos and in-
toast to the Seniors. His method of ex-. 8ruinenul seIecio"9 made up a varied
pressing the good feeling and friendship lroKram' llat received much applause
that existed between the two classes was I Tle nexl number to appear on the Sim-
very commendatory in every respect. John mons Lycm Course will be an address
C. McWborter president of the class of h ex-President Tuft. The question that
1920 responded in behalf of the Seniors. e0"""0"18 ' lyceum management is where
He expressed the delight and pleasure of to 8ecure a building that will accommodate
bis classmates in being given the privilege
of attending this social function
i c. . . . . . .one of the largest crowds ever present at
Mack Stoker the next speaker related! .... 7 . '
in (lis own peculiar way the ideas and plans
t .1 t i .1 i . xi n
quite Juniors for the future. Many smiles
were brought to the surface by bis witty
remarks and inspirational insight into the
future.tTruett Walton followed Mr
Stoker (in the program and gave some very
good Senior advice. He told all those
present not to believe all that they heard
nnd why. "Hecauee" he said after nam-
ing a well known individual as an illus
tration "The old boy oftentimes is only ' that are formed while in the institution."
stalling." His wit and superflupus Ian- "These ties may be love ties or " ut this
.guage were second to none. point he hesitated as the faces of sdveral
professor Richardson introduced as the Senior nimircr8 of Freshmen maidens be-
Win that -could express a ten-cylinder came as crim8on a( eorgeouS sunset
thought with o 'oh&cvlinder word gave a;norry Dke llen Rove the guests an in-
definition of loyalty. He also enumerated
the characteristics that constituted loyalty
to our Alma Mater. As Jie stated it
"Lo)aIty is the resuult of ties or bonds
SIMMONS COLLEGE ABILENE TEXAS SATURDAY MORNING FEB. 28
THE FIGHTING YANKS
Quartet Composed of Four Over-
seas Soldiers Appear In Unique
Program. Ex-President Taft.
Next Number on .this
The fourth number of the Simmons
Lyceum Course appeared in the Simmons
auditorium on last Wednesday evening.
The attraction was the "Fighting Yanks"
Quartette composed of four American
doughboys who fought together on for-
eign fields in the past world-wide war.
The number was one that pleased the
entire audience in every wa. Although
it was different from the average l)ccum
number; and lacked the class of music
that many expected it was a program that
kept the large and appreciative audience
encoring after each number bud been en-
cored one or more times. Old-time lulla-
bies and catch) song hits made up the
greater part of the program presented by
these ex-soldiers. A very comical negro
dialogue and musical instruments helped
to enliven the occasion.
The rich mellow tones of the handsome
blond-headed bass singer and the high-
pitched clear notes of the tenor deserve
special mention. The jovial second tenor
added to the program with his amusing ex-
pressions and gestures. One of the most
pleasing numbers was a selection of almost
eer)tlung pla)cd upon an instrument
constructed of a broomstick and cigar box.
After the musician had been encored he
pla)ed the "Rosary" upon this peculiar.
istruniel" a very pleasing way. The
the audience that wishes to bear this cele
bratcd man. Judging from all indications
an Abilene gathering will be present. Re-
iuests for reserved seats have been re
I'ttTcu iiuiu mciitci iJict;iciiiiUKC owcci-
water and many other near-by towns. The
date has not been definitely set but will be
in the near future. It will indeed be a
privilege fur Simmons students and pa-
trons to hear this gifted orator and states-
sight into the future of some of the Sen
iors. Many unlooked 'for and hardly
conceivable circumstances will arise and
COLLEGE OFFICES ARE
HELD BY THE SENIORS
Members of the Class of '20 During
Their Stay In Simmons Show
Marked Ability As Leaders.
Student Body Honors
Them With Re-
sitions. Leaders in Athletics
Payne Walton Cole Jackson Harri-
son Sandefer IcWhortcr
Pruet Hutchison Edins
Leaders In Various
College and Inter-
The most important and responsible po-
sitions to be he'd by an) students are
held by the members tf the graduating
class of 1920. Due to their standing
umong the student bod) their experience
during the preceeding years and their
'ibilit) to do things they were elected to
these offices and positions of distinction.
MR. JOHN C. MclFIIORTER
President of the Senior Class
MISS JEANNETTE EDINS
Almost etery worlliy oniuniation m the
institution is headed by some Senior.
At the beginning of the fall term John
C. McWhorter on account of his initiative
ability uud faithfulness to duty wits se-
lected by his clussmates to the office of
Senior President. In evidence of his ex-
traordinuiy ability he holds the position
as editor-in-chief of the college annual
which Is published by the Senior class.
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Program Said to
Be Best of Any in
History of College
WALTON AS CLASS PROPHET BRINGS DOWN HOtJSE
WITH HIS FANCIFUL PICTURES OF DIGNITARIES.
HARRISON ORATOR FOR CLASS OF '20 RE-
CEIVES MUCH PRAISE FOR SPLENDID AD-
DRESS. COLLEGE ACCEPTS TELESCOPE
AS GIFT FROM SENIORS.
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PLACE IN T. I. A. L
Leading Sport Writers Award Sim-
mons Second Place In Texas
Basket Ball Simmons First
In the Texas Inter-
tion. The 1920 basket bull season has been
er) successful and one that will be re-
mcmbeied for man) moons by the many
lexas colleges and uimersitics as well
as b) students of Simmons. During the
past season. The Simmons Cowbo)s won
ten out of the fifteen games which the)
pla)cd. This is an excellent record con-
sidering the fact that eleven of the fifteen
games were pla)ed on opponents' courts.
Accouling to sport records Simmons
had one of the best teams ever seen on
Texas courts. Two weeks ago a Fort
Worth daily in its summary of the past
season gave the A .and M. team first rank
with Simmons a close second. A. and M.
is a member of the Southwestern Confer-
ence and not a member of the Texas
Intercollegiate Atheletic Association. This
will give Simmons first rank in the Asso-
ciation. Before the holidays nearly forty men re-
ported for practice though no games were
played until the middle of January at
which time the Cowboys easily defeated
Tarleton A. and M. quintette by the
scores of 25-18 and 38-10. The next games
to be played were on the trip to the leading
institutions of Texas. The Rice Owls were
defeated at Houston by a 22-18 score. The
next day the Cowboys suffered their first
defeat at the hands of Texas A. and M. by
a score of 45-12.
At Austin the Cowboys again met de-
feat in a very fast garne with the basket
shooters of Texas University. The final
whistle found the score 29-26. The next
series of the trip was divided with South-
western. Simmons won the first by a
score of 13-12 but lost the second 17-16.
T. C. U. Horned Frogs were the next
visitors to be met on the home court. The
Cowboys were in excellent condition' and
with little effort piled up scores of 35-16
for the first game and 35-15 for the second.
The next trip included six games; two
each with S. M. U. T. C. U. auMJaylor.
S. M. U. after fast hard playing won the
first pair by 15-12 and 16-14 scores. T. C.
U. was helpless before the Cowboys at
Fort Worth and Simmons' fast playing won
both games-25-22 and 35-28
The lust two games were pluyed with
Uaylor the ancient rival of Simmons. Hut
the Hears were unable to handle the Cow-
boy quintette and lost the first game to
the tune of 39-17. The nexr tjame was
very fast and rough but Easterday's men
nosed ahead in the last minute of play and
carried off first honors by the score of
According to tradition which in the past
has sometimes been abused last Tuesday
was declared Senior Day. Many friends
and relatives of the Dignitaries were there
also for one time the entire student body
graced the chapel with their presence.
At the "zero hour" forty capped and
gowned Seniors with elegant mien and
learned bearing marched down the aisle
to the march played' by Mr. Anderson.
When all were assembled on the stage the
student body stood and sang America with
After the song this program js render-
ed with competency and care:
Imocjtion n. M. Jackson.
Quartette Misses Cunningham and
Ward ; Messrs. Roberts and Fielder.
Class Prophecy Truett Walton. "N.
Class Oration Ira Harrison.
Presentation of Gift-John C. McWhor-
ter. The quartet sang "The Miracle of Love."
This Sennior quartet while organied for
this occasion only was of such merit that
their regular performance would be hailed
with delight by the college at large.
The Class Prophecy involved the life of
every member of the class along some un-
expected plane forcing them into this ca-
reer or that without the least regard as
to their talents or consulting their wishes
any in the least At times tears glistened
in the ees of the hearers at other times
their eyes and mouths were wide open in
wonder at the incredibleness of the ac-
complishments of some members of the
plass; then again sometimes they encour-
aged the prophet to go on by applauding
bis efforts to predict what a cruel fate and
a hinged destiny had in store. The ludi-
crous impossible and unexpected were ap-
pealed to throughout.
The class Orator arose with the careful
dignity of a sage and delivered an oration
on "Visions and Ideals." This work of
orator) gave every evidence of deep
thought and intensive study. His enuncia-
tion style and delivery carried his' audi-
ence with him and the attehtlo-rP'of' all was
rieted on the speaker's ici&f 'expression
wutching its changes as hd" dramatically
ushured them through the climax'. This
f gem of oratory while entirely original
showed ability which is neither common
nor easily obtained and is but one evidence
that its author is among those who are the
most worth while to the college as an in-
stitution. '1 he following is an excerpt from
the class oration:
"Nations like individuals have ideals
and these ideals determine their destiny.
The Creeks the most beautiful race and
enlightened nation of that age made learn-
ing and beauty their standard of excel-
lence but Greece lacked the knowledge of
the one true God. Their religion had in
it the element of baseness for their gods
had all the evil passions of men. They
became corrupt lovers of pleasure ease
and luxury; the glory of their national
ideal was lost and Greece went down. The
Romans exulted military power.'and behold
their conquering banners were carried tri-
umphantly into every known region of the
earth. Hut they too adopted the religion
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