The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 22, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 3, 1920 Page: 1 of 4
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SIMMONS COLLEGE ABILENE TEXAS SATURDAY .MORNING APRIL 3 1920
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and Get Back at
Faculty In Chapel
STUDENTS VIVIDLY BRING
MANNERISMS AND GRIEVANCES
IN CONDUCTING AN IMPER-
SONATION OF THE FAC-
ULTY. Who'd 'a' thunk it? SiramoBs broke
out of the ruf of oppression and put on
an April first program that suggested that
we might' have a real student body. This
celebration reached its'climax in the chapel
.exercises when the stage was Bccurcd and
some of the students conducted chapel in
such a 'way that they at once "brought
down 4the house" nd gave the faculty a
chance to see itself as we see it.
When the students went in to chapel
some of the "faculty" were sitting on the
stage in a comically dignified imitation of
different faculty members. Jno McWhor-
ter took charge as Prexy. He called for
order in a manner that was so like the
real thing .that many of the students were
ashamed to laugh at him. But cevrything
he said and did was such a genuine imi-
tation of what we are fed on every morning
that the audience overcame its conscien-
cious scruples and took advantage of the
long desired opportunity and; laughed out
right in his face.
After securing order (?) calling out
the mail adjusting and re-adjusting his
t spectacle the "Prexy" protem frowningly
noticed that some of his "'"faculty" was
sitting in the audience. Hejindignantly
called them to the stage. The audience
exploded that is they laughed something
fearful as 'the new "faculty" gathered on
. .tlfe platform t..Snthjfjdheaighngl
ceascu. noiso was cuminuicu. vriiui nag
Miss Bredlave doing on the stage? Every-
body looked Oh! It was not Miss Breed-
love at all; it was Katie Lee Gracey all
dolled up in Miss Breedlove's hat coat etc.
When all the faculty had assembled
"Prexy" called for announcements; and
they were legion. And in nearly every
one of them a luscious lemon was gently
handed to the faculty concerning some of
their mannerisms or some grievance that
the student body has been harboring. Cleo
Motes as Miss Byrd pertly described a
course that she. was giving this "toim."
Wilson Patton "presented" Dr. David-
eon after' the manner of gestures; Fred
Cole as Dr; Fry got all fluslratcd in mak-
ing his announcement as he soberly
brought out his handkerchif and the Qqeen
of Hearts fluttered 'boisterously to the
floor; .Fats Bishop as Prof. Barber gen-
erously admitted that he had a little help
in winning the World War. And then F.
J. Brown out Tommied( Tommy wKeh he
urged ihe students to get out on the new"
tennis courts and crush up the boulders
by jumping' on theiri with their tennis
shoes onj and told them that' it was none
of their business what became of the
When the announcements were over)
"Prexy" introduced Thomas Denton as Joe
Bailey. When the matchless politician had
finished his wonderful address "Dr Fry"
led the. "faculty" ni giving fifteen Rah's
for the notorious visitor.
When the applause accorded Bailey had
subsided "Prexy" announced that three
of the "faculty" members were going to
award us with a trio. "Chandler" "Fry"
and "Anderson" melodiously approached
the front of the stage -and they harmon-
iously sang "Yield Not to Flirtation."
And then when everybody thought the
fun was over W. H. Jackson announced
from the balcony that all freshmen would
be required to wear green and yellow
"Prexy" looked astounded. "How's that
The announcement was repeated
And then n a tone. that Caesar never
dremed of and that Napoleon would have'
inougnt tyrannical "mxy" roared;
"Look here whose running this institu-
Taylor County Track
Meet Held Here Sat.
Tlie following account of the Taylor
County Track meet which was held in.
Simmons last week is taken from the Abi-
'Abilene High School was the winner of
the' Taylor County meet of the University
Iht6r-Scholastic League held here Friday'
and1 Saturday of last week to select repre-
sentatives for the district meet which is to
be held in this city April 16 and 17. Abi-
lene iligh was the victor in the meet with
a total of 235 points; Central Ward
school Abilene coming second with 50
points; Merkel third 43 points; Potosi
fourth26; Trent fifth 24 1-2 points;
Travis School sixth 22; Tuscola seventh
19 1-2; Broadshaw and College Heights
School Abilene tied for eighth place with
a total of 17 points; Iberis ninth 16
points; Caps tenth 12; Guion eleventh
10; Lamar School twelfth 7; North
Park School Abilene and View tied for
thirteenth' place with a total of 5 points
and Tye and . Hamby tied for fourteenth
place with a total of 3 points. Abilene
High won the cup given by Merkel for
the all-round championship in the whole
meet. The cup is to be kept here for tiiree
The meet was declared to have been the'
most successful' held in this city. Grcqt
interest was taken in all the contests by
the schools. H. F. Saunders of Simmons
College was the starter for the track
events which were held Saturday and his
work was commended by all as well as
that of the .judges who were: Superin
tendent R. D. Green of the Abilene schools
Cole of Simmons Potter of Simmons
Cowden of Simmons and Noles and Mc-
airandfAr"Crxr " --
The best individual record in the track
meet was made by Joe -Kennedy of Abi
lene High School who won a total of 20
points. He received a cup given by the
League. Clyde Wagner of A. H. S. was
Second in the meet with a tojal of 18
points; Parramore Sellers A. H. S. third
with 17 points 'and Edward . Murphy A.
II. S. fourth with 13 points.
Each of the first places in the different
contests of the meet received a bronze
Track Meet Results
Following were the results of the track
meet the contestants' finishing in the or-
der named the figures standing for the.
winners' time or distance:
120-hurdle Sellers 16 1-2 A. H. S.;
Guitar A. H. S.; Lusby Potosi Chrane
440-yard dash Kennedy 60 Abilene;
Moore Abilene; Branton Tuscola; Hum-
440-yard relay Scott 63 1-2 Travis;
Allen 'Merkel j Rice Abilene.
Discuss .Wagner Abilene- 89 ft. 4 in.;
Kennedy Abilene; Green Abilene
T-1-. trS.K O-ll.:. 'aL' rt
Pole Valiit Seller. AWfeie. 9 ft. 3
inches; Noland Abilene; 'Reddell Tusco-
la; Brooks jAbilene; Vickery Tuscola
ChinningBrown Abilene 18 times;
Wells Abilene; Burns Merkel; Speckj
Girls 30-yard dash Hallle B. Creightorif
Central Ward .4 12. seconds; Jewel Mc-
Dqniel Central Ward; Lessie Green;
Travjs; B Allen College Heights.
100.yard dash Murphy; Abilene 10
1-2 seconds; Sellers Abilene; J. Welsh
Potosi j Noland Abilene.
1 mile run Hale Bradshaw 5:28 1-2
Woodman Iberis; Kennedy" Abliene;
12-pound shotput Lindley. Potosi 49
ft. 9 fns.j Wagner Abilene; Chrane Poto-
si; Gentry Abilene.
8-pound shotput Woodward Iberis 30
feet 3 ins.; Pratt Central Ward; Flesher
Abilene Put man Potosi
50-yard 'dash j(jr.) Goodnight Abilene
6 3-4 seconds; King Travis; Smith; 'Mec-
kel; Smith E. Iberis.
. 50-yard dash Murphy. Abilene 6 sec"-
onds; J. Welsh Potosi Noland Abilene;
Sellers Abilene'. '
Girlsk 'ftyitt aasfi-iWoo'd. Cen'tra'l
3JWard 4 li seconds ; Afda tNichpls Abi-
Team Returns with
Four Out of Six
to Their Credit
ALL T I. A. A. GAMES WON IN SPITE
OF LOSING TO STATE.
The baseball team returned Sunday
morning from an eight-day trip through
East and South Texas.
The last two games which were played
at Denton were won by the Cowboys 6-4-and
The Cowboys won all of the T. I. A. A.
games that they played so we are still in
good standing in the association.
Two of the hardest games of the season
Will be played on the local diamond Mon-
day and Tuesday. They are with the Fort
Worth Panthers. Last year the Simmons-
Panther game was a thrill from start to
finish. So hopes of all this year's fans-arc
The annual .college meeting which has
been in progress for the past ten days
came to a ciose Wednesday evening at
which time Dr Hamlett of Austin preach-
ed a great sermon to the young Christians
on "The Growth pf tho" Christian's Life."
A large crowd attended this service and a
large number of students dedicated their
lives to Christian service.
TliC meting just closed was in many re
spects one of the greatest the college has'
ever had. No greater series of sermons
has ever been delivered from the college
chapel. Every service was a mental and
spiritual feast to the large crowds that at-
tended the entire series-of services.
At the close of the services Wednesday
SVeniug practically nTI TiiB students re-
mained to bid good-bye to Dr. Hamlett
and to express to him their appreciation
for his faithful work in our midst.
Dr." Hamlett returned Thursday to his
homo in Austin where he will resume his
work as pastor of the First Baptist Church.
The society met with the Clios for the
joint program as folows Friday:
Vocal fcolo Mr. bvans.
Now Laugh Mabeth Hannah.
Spelling Match. (This created laughter
for all present
. : o
Cold turkey like histojy repeats itself.
lene; Goldy Griggs Iberis.
Girls' 140-yard relay Evelyn Baker'
Travis 21 34 seconds.
Broad Jump Kennedy Abilene 18 ft.
9 in.; Sellers Abilene; J. Welsh Potosi;
Broad Jump (J) King Travis 13 ft.
2 in.; Rice Abilene; Goodnight Abilene;
Smith' Ceri. Ward; Blaine -Cen. Wrird.
jO-dash Wagoner Abilene 25 4-5 sec-
onds; MWphy Abilene; B. Welsh Uotosl;
Bowles Cen. Ward.
220-dasli (J)-Toiliver Central Ward
29 34 seconds King Travis; Brown
Bradshaw; Smith Iberis.
: Girls'. 140-yard relay Won by Central
Ward Abilene time 21 IrS; Merkel sec-
ond Iberis third.
High Jump Wagner Abilene 5 ft. 4
ins. j Jones Tye; Woolen Abilene; Welsh
Potosi; Lindley. Potosi.
High Jump (J) Rice Abilene 4 ft. 8
ins.; Brooks Abilene; Christian College
Heights; Franklin Central Ward.
.Basebal throw (J) Knott Cen. Ward
237 ft.; Putnam Potosi; Gannaway La-
mr; Patterson Merkel
hnri ...i -.. "i j.. ai.'m l.n
J3J4:5 seconds; Woodward Iberis; Mitch-
uw-tuiu iuii-lYciuicuy viuucnc a mins.
ell Abilene; Haney Abilene.
Run hop step. (J) Franklin Central
Ward 30 ft 4 jns.; Patterson Merkel';
oooonignr auuenc; tireekmore Abilene.
One mile relay Abilene (first. 4 mina.
33 seconds ; Moore Humphrey Damon;
itamny second. t j ....
w?9'aR (J) Ivey Centrad Ward;
Speck Abilene. . . .
TolUver Central Ward; Moss ..Travis;
Dr. Hamlett Takes
FORMER CHAPLAIN GIVES SOME
OF OJVN EXPERIENCE IN SERV-
ING FRANCE-MAKES RELI-
GIOUS APPLICATION AT
CLOSE OF ADDRESS
"Our Boys in France" was the subject
of Dr. Hamlett's sermon Wednesday morn-
ing at which time he spoke to one of
the largest crowds that has attended the
service's during the meeting. Dr Hamlett
was for several months a Chaplain in the
army in France and his labors among the
hoys gave him an opportunity to study
their lives as they went about helping
win the great war. During the sermon the
speaker contrasted the life of the dough
boy in ins American home to his life in the
mud and mire pf France and he paid a
glowing tribute to the American soldier's
ability to adapt himself to any environ-
ment and to go about his task in a man-
ner that caused all Europe to gasp with
In beginning his discourse Dr. Hamlett
'In talking about the condition of our
men in France we have a sitution in which
all arc interested. Many of you were
there Other would huye been there had
the opportunity presented itself. There
should be no discrimination between the
noldip.t Jiny at hnmr .antl. tlip soldier boy
who went to France. The men who went
to Frnce went there ber'auso they obeyed1
orders.. The boys who 'remained on this
side did so because they likewise obeyed
orders. There Were men just as brave and
truo who had to remain here at home while
the other fellow wei A Across."
Dn Hamlett then told about his ex-
periences in making four trips across to
Hie battlefields of France.. "Just as sure-
ly" he said "as you put the dough boy
on the transport with the enlisted men of
the navy you- would have fourteen days .of
civil war. Gob fought dough boy and
not only that but this spirit of rivalry
was manifested in every branch of the
service.. The man in the artillery would
say to the infantryman: 'Yes you .yellow-
streaked 1 you didn't show your
bravery.' The infantryman would retort
by .saying tiie artilleryman remained back
ten miles in the rear while the infantry-
man with his pot gun got Heine in the
front or in the rear as the case might
be. The aviator would look in on the ar-
guments With. 'Oh cdn it; the aviator
looks down on all of you.'
"The first thing that impressed me was
the pliability of the American soldier. He
could fit into any situation.. He would
waddle up the gang plank of a transport
with his knapsack spade and other pare-
phernalia on his back would be shut down
into him room and iron cot and would be
at home... He accepted things as they
came and didn't kick about it.
"Take him in the mud of France. It
made no" difference if he Was reared in
West Texas where the rains are mostly
dews he would burrow into the mud and
make himself at home. You could not
phase him. I think this ability to adapt
himself to every condition and environ-
ment was due largely to the educational
training in America.. The American sol-
diers were the best aibround educated boys
in France;. You would find him running
railroads trucks and doing every conceiv-
able 'work and in all these things he .was
"The next thing thai impressed me about
the American boy was his stoicism. If
you mothers could have Been your boys
in France you would not have recognized
them. Before lie went to war you would
find his "sh'irt in the floor .one shoe on the
the. wash stand another on tlie cfresser
In France his shoes were neat everything
orderly and his gun kept spotless. In
France he would nut un with evervthinc
without complaint while at home he would
cry out wuen mother tried ' to wash Ins
neck. You would find the dough boy in
the rain in tiie mud cold and hungry yet
not complaining.. One day late in Au-
gust 1918 a private came limping into
camp hunting first aid..
""Major can you help me?'
'"What's the matter?'
" 'A shell bursted and tore my shoe up.'
"Tlie Major operated on the boy talc-
ing three toes from the foot but the sol-
dier refused to take cther stating that he
wanted to sec how the surgeon did the"
"During the Argonne fight in the mid-
dle of October a squad of soldiers filed
into tlie long shacks used as temporary
hospitals. They were walking patients.
Some of them had flu some pneumonia
and they Were all sick or slightly wounded.
They walked to -the foot of the cots in '
the room and stodd at attention until the"
nurso came in and ordered them to bed.
In every instance when the challenge was
issued to the American" boy he would
meet it one hundred per cent.
"Another tiling that distincuished the
American soldier from other soldiers in
France was his initiative. -Hehad-the in
itiative' and pep and had a way of making
thOtftvildiers M .otnejiamtioBt.jJo.uteJwtJ'e .
wantf-d litem in An' ''Fkr 'tti'riM ur'1. T
was around Paris and watched our dough
boys.' Yon could see them hundreds of
them riding throuch tlie streets and down'
the roads on large army trucks. They
always managed to cet . around bv and
through the allied truck drivers and went
anu did the thing while the other fellow
was getting ready..
Our boys actually went into the war
about July. They went in with a Jot of
spades instead of gdns and they batted he
brains out of the Germans at Chateau-
Thierry with these spddes. When the
American first arrived in France he would"
remark: 'Where's Berlin; let's get through
and go home.' When America got into the
game right .the war only last four months!
America actually did more in four months
than the allies did in four years.. The
Arnerlcan initiative Was d puzzle to all
Europe.. During the fight$garound Ver-
dun the allies Were unable toavel the
roads around Verdun because of the inten-
sive Germari shell fire. Fritz would begin
the bombardment at a certain time each
morning arid quit at a certain time edch
evening. The American came along did
a little figuring as a result "of which the
traffic was but over the road during the
night while Friu was a sleep.
"A sergeant froni Newark "was fighting "
in the front when a bunch .of German
came by. Hq gave a quick .command ia
German to about face; march and Were
the Germans realized it Uiey were look-
ing into the muzzles of a dozen American
rifles. I thirik the dough boy's initiative
was due largely to baseball. Tie Ameri-
can boys play baseball.. The Germans
do not. As a result the American could
think and act in an emergency before the
other fellow could realize what was going
on.. Wheri dn attack was being planned
the American was told that a certain hill
was to be taken at a certain tithe. That
was about the only order needed. The
dough boy's initiative did the rest.
Out army was made up of college boye
high school boys; boys from the farm tho
factory and the office With only a few
months training they were put dp
against the German shock troops' who had
been fighting for four years and they
v The American initiative was further
shown during our attempt! to cross the
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