The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 2, Ed. 1, Saturday, September 23, 1922 Page: 2 of 4
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Published Weekly by the Simmon Press
Club in the Interest of tho Student
Body of Simnions College.
Entered a Second Claw Mail Matter at
the Port Office at Abilene Texas.
Subscription Price per year $2.00
Member of the Texas Inter-Collegiate Press
OfHcoi First Floor Science Building.
Published Each Saturday Morning.
HOMER H. HUTTO
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RAYMONU Williams "'""
Alberta Howell Bettie Vaughn Nelson
Hutto W. A. Stephenson Chauncey Gar-
rison Forney Nowlin.
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GET SOME PEP.
n-t. .J.. tiinriW with the New
Mexico aggregation starts the Cowboys oil
en the season and the eyes of Simmons
ate upon the team which is expected to
emerge with a Purple and Gold victory
this afternoon and continue . victorious
throughout the season with a final tri-
umph on that fatal Thanksgiving day.
Prospects were never better for a winning
team and despite the fact that they have
had only a few days practice before tn cr-
Ing this the Initial game there is little
danger of them being defeated however
if they should lose the first game it would
be no serious cause for worry taking into
consideration the conditions under which
they are entering it and the fact that it
is a non-T. I. A. A. game and will not
count in that race but there are a number
of very difficult games just ahead on which
the final outcome largely depends victory
The student body is a great determining
factor in the race its attitude toward the
team and the spirit and pep manifested
at the local games will discourage them so
that they will not care to win or spur
tbera on to victory. It is time for the stu.
dent body to go into training regardless
of the outcome in the first game wetas
a hard game next Saturday on the West
Texas- Fair gridiron within reach of every
mudant and every student should be there
with cow bells on. Our part is easy our
training will be confined to the learning oi
a few songs and yells ana wo wm uc .r
forubly and safely situated in the grm.d
stand where we can look down on the team
fighting for victory but the spirit that we
put into our yells and songs may cheer
them on to that victory. Every student wl
be- given an opportunity to leam the songs
and yells and it should be the ambition
of every new student to learn these as
quickly as possible. To be able to sing
the Simmons songs and yell the Simmons
yells in the right spirit and in that char-
acteristic Simmons way is one of the quali-
fications of a real Simmons student and
is the joy and pride of such students. Get
the spirit! It will help you to forget your
troubles and help you to become a reai
Simraonite. Let's get some pep and get
THE BRAND STAFF.
The editor and business manager of
the Brand will choose their staff for thii
term's' work as soon as it is possible to do
so the Brand is laboring urider some dif-
ficulties just now the work of the first
few issues naturally falls upon the editor-in-chiei
and business manager and that
has been especially true this year since
Tery few of the students with experience
la this line returned this fall. What is
needed now is students who are willing to
work no other kind can be used. The
editor does not determine altogether the
uad of a paper a college puts out it is
fameteible for one person to attend to all
the editorial duties and put out a credit-
Me paper that represents the institution
im. M of its activities and phasis he
aMt have the assistance of a capable
staff. ? With the aid of these he has more
tjsae to devote to the weaker points of the
mm and remedy them.
The classification of a student does not
matter the editor intends to use the stu-
.! itim Is cariable and dependable re
gardless of whether be is an academy stu-
dent or a senior. If you have any lean
no w an Buiutmj o.-
If you have any lean-
ing toward the journalistic tieia uy an
means let yourself be known and let us
talk it over with you and we will give you
an opportunity to see what you can' do.
Every member of the staff receives credit
toward a Literary 'S" which should be an
added incentive. Come around and see us.
CLASSES AND CLUBS.
When you organize your classes and clubs
do not forget to elect a reporter and re-
member fhat this is not an honorary of-
fice and choose a capable student to take
" the publicity or else you may not
sjst aof' publicity The Brand intends to
. rer every item of news insofar as possi-
kfte wish its regular staff and reporters
bat If yeu want to be sure that your meet-
iajt tmi activities get into print you had
fctttar elect a reporter preferably a mem-
tar ei the Journalism class or Press Club.
IWs applies also to the societies and all
Most all of us have that very bad habit
ef making careless remarks from time to
time about seme person organization or
ksstitution pet intended of course to
hurt (he person or thing referred to but
we jtMt untttottghtedly dropped in light
sarcastic flaehea of wit- Such remarks
ften do untold harm and K. K. heard
mh the ether day that oaueed him to de-
isie diinhnry to spring to the defense of
Us college thus fee the third consecutive
year JC K. it making his debut and will
eaotiime to try te 'see that everything goes
rigfct er the way skat sisms to him is
right New the leMere JO K. do not in
sfcis mm stead fer the imperial order ef
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is concerned all transgressors look alike to
him but back to the subject.
Tho other day K. K heard a former
member of the student body of Simmons
College or rather a former member of a
former student body of Simmons College
it Is difficult to know just how to refer to
such person for one could hardly call them
a student mako the following statement:
"You can't learn anything in Simmons."
Now this statement is true tinder about
thrco conditions namely; where one likes
the mental ability already knows all that
is to be known or docs not make any ef-
fort to learn. Of course such person does
not put themselves in the first class and
K K. would not think of placing the one
referred to in the bonchead list but K. K
' also refuses 16 place such person in the
rolnmn of lho know-it-all. in fact contrary '
t - 0 what gome pcople tlink lhcre i8 no
such person so there is only one Condi-
tiori left tho latter. Now that the person
is classified we see that it is both possi-
ble and probable that some people cannot
learn anything in Simmons College K. K.
admits it but in so doing he is not re-
flecting on the institution for the individ-
ual and not the institution is to blame.
K. K. cannot understand why such person
continues to attend a college where ho
cannot learn anything there is nothing
compulsory about it at least K. K. has
never heard of anyone being compelled to
attend Simmons. Perhaps tho individual
knows well enough why he cannot learn
anything here and is just out for a good
time if such is the case in tho name of
justice be careful what you say about the
to alumni and ex-students
of simmons college-
Do you love Simmons College?
Do you want to sec her grow and ex-
tend her influence?
Are you interested in her activities?
Wouldn t you like to know -what is hap-
pening about the old campus each week?
Don't you wish to keep in touch with the
old crowd that used to worry the life out
of Prexy and get in touch with the new
bunch that is relieving him of his worries
The ayes have it. Let us pass to the
next head which is How Much To What
But let us digress' a moment: At the
last meeting of the Alumni arid Ex-Students'
Association of Simmons College as
some of you know and I am telling the
rest of you now the membership fee was
reduced from five dollars to three dollars.
Think of that bargain hunters 1 It was
also decided to give to each member who
pays the annual fee a year's subscription
to the Brand the best college weekly in
Now back to the previous question.
How much do you love Simmons College?
To WHAT EXTENT are you inteiested
in her activities? Let your answer be in
the form of a three dollar iheck payable
to C S. Lee Treasurer Abilene Texas.
Do not wait till next week or next month.
A few of us are seeing to it that you get
the first few issues of the Brand but your
name will be dropped from the mailing
list if you do not send in your dues' prompt-
ly. So do it now before you forget it.
The Brand management has kindly al-
lotted to us- space in the paper for an
Alumni "department We are counting on
this to bring the members into closer touch
with each other and to make our( organi-
zation more compact and cohesive in order
that we may tetter serve our beloved Alma
Mater. The membership fee is not all we
are asking of you. We want your sug-
gestions; we want news items; we Vant
to know what you think of our plans; and
if you have something better let us have
it. In short we want to make the Sim-
mons College Alumni and Ex-Students' As-
sociation WORTH WHILE and to do so
we must have the hearty cooperation of
every member. Do we get it? The ayes
Yours for Simmons College
SCOTT J. KING
Pres. of Alumni and Ex.-Students Assn.
E. J. Woodward '10 superintendent of
schools at Burkburnett spent the summer
in the University in Chicago doing post-
S. E. Ellis '11 and wife spent two weeks
in Abilene recently visiting relatives and
friends. 'CapV Ellis is District Manager
of the Southwestern Telephone and Tele-
graph Company at Sherman.
John S. Bunting '08 is in the Whole-
sale' Grocery business at El Paso. John
is one of the oldtime football stars. He
was captain and quarterback of Simmons'
undefeated team in 1907.
Otto Williams '21 is happily settled
with his father near Eldorado where they
own large ranch interests.
Miss Connie and Willie Garren '14 are
connected with Government service in Bos-
ton. Tom Carson and wife forrnerly Ollie
Knight arc in Washington D- C where
Tom is Assistant Chief Physicist in the
Bureau of Standards. They passed through
this section recently on a visit to home-
folks at Barstow and Post.
Miss Ethel Hatchett left Monday for
Mansfield La. where she will teach Ap-
plied Psychology and supervise Teacher
Roy Reynolds '14 is in business in Tus
Miss Willie Campbell formerly Secre-
tary of the Alumni Ex-Students Associa
tion is now with the Davidson-Hickman
law firm at Abilene.
Baptist Women Among
Indians Aid the Needy
Thirteen Beptiet women among the Choc
taw Idk& ef Leake County MieekeippI
wiw MUMtMute a Woman's MiM8ry Se
eity have recently completed the making '
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Today and Tomorrow
By Allen Mote.
If one looks through the dim panels of
tho door of time ana casts his eyos down
the long vista of the fleeting years he sees
that back yonder somewhere its lines
draw together and all things havo their
beginning. The beginning of Simmons
Collego was a glorious one. It was con
ccived in the hearts of a great people
born of their faith and baptized in tho
tears of their hopes. It has been nurtured
by their sacrifices mado strong through
battling with adversity and molded by the
sure hand of that divine
sure hand of that divine Power that docth
all things well. Yesterday It was a tiny
a ecuuoi iimo more man on acau
cmy struggling for its existence. Today
it is a colleco of the first rank with West
Texas at its feet and respected throughout
the land. Tomorrow who knows? Sim-
mons looks forward expectantly to that day
near and ever drawing nearer when sho
shall bo no longer called Simmons College
but Simmons University.
Tho founding of Simmons came as the
culmination of a dream long held dear to
some forward-looking men of Abilrne and
its trlhutory territory. These men recog-
nized the need of this section of tho State
for a Baptist school. The nearest Baptist
institution was Baylor at Waco; and many
did not think it wise to send their children
from this elevated section to the low-lying
region there. It was in 1890 that tlic First
Church of Abilene appointed a committee
to propose to the Sweetwater Association
the founding of an "associational school."
The Association received the1 suggestion'
favorably and appointed a committee of
seven "prominent ministers and laymen
with plenary powers to select a site se-
cure a charter and report to the next meet
ing oi the Association. I he Secretary of
State approved the charter February 6
1891 and the institution began its corpor
ate existence. The offer of the City of
Abilene of sixteen acres pf land and five
thousand dollars in cash was accepted
and work on the school began.
The cornerstone of the first building was
laid on Independence Day 1891. Shortly
after this Dr. 0. C. Pope of New York
City was asked by Rev. George W. Smith
Chairman of the Board of Trustees to
raise funds for continuing the work. Dr.
Pope conferred with Dr. J. B Simmons
who was already known as a founder and
alder of religious schools and Dr. Sim-
mons at once enlisted himself as a firm
friend and supporter of the new college.
He announced a gift of five thousand dol-
lars and followed this from time to time
by various gifts which eventually totalled
many thousands of dollars. As an ex-
pression of their sense of obligation to
him the Trustees changed the name of the
school from Abilene Baptist College to
Simmons College November 4 1891. I
The first session of tho school began in
September 1892. with Rev W. C. Friley
as President What must have been the
emotions of the crowd that gathered for
that first opening exercise as they viewed
the realization of their long-cherished
dream of a Baptist school which should
offer to their children and their children's
children the opportunity of the priceless
boon of a Christian education! We may
well believe that from many liearts went
up that day a fervent prayer that God
should smile upon their efforts and that
His omnipotent hand might rest with a
tender caress upon the little school they
had dared to build in His name. j
And indeed it seems that the Heavenly
Father must have smiled on Simmons Col-
lege for it has gone on from that humble
beginning to the present time thirty years
later and has now attained a leading rank
among the schools of Texas. The times
have sometimes been hard nad it has
seemed at times as though the school would
not be able to survive but always some
(Continued on pace three.)
QUALITY LUMBER AND
4TH AND PINE STREETS
THIRTYrTWO years of service
COMPERE & COMPERE
REAL ESTATE - INSURANCE - RENTALS
QUALITY SHOE SHOP
The proper place to have your shoes repaired. We have one
of the best equipped shoe repair shops in the state We make
your old shoes new again.
0. B. BYNUM PROP.
176 CYPRESS STREET" ABILENE TEXAS
usser Lumber Co
FIFTH AND WALNUT STREETS
im ra ftiujiiiJtty '"" iH " M in iwnrtTrrii lil
COMPTON DRUG CO. INC.
Wishes to Welcome each and every student to Simmons College.
OUR NO. 4 STORE IS YOUR STORE OPERATED ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR
When thirsty or hungry visit our fount. Wo have a nice lino of Stationery Loose Leaf Note Books
Pencils Fountain Pens and in fact most anythingyou will need.
Pennants sure you will want one if you see them. .
Mr. Jim 0. Ballew will be with us to give you tho very best of service.
MONTGOMERY DRUG CO.
Headquarters for Tennis Basketball
and Athletic Supplies.
DRINK AT OUR FOUNTAIN
Good Drinks Good Service
DR. GEOH. SANDEFER
Physician and Surgeon
Office Citizens Bank Building
From 5 to 6 p. m. at Mary-Frances
Hall Simmons College.
Phones at all places.
A POLICY IN THE
Is a Good Investment
T. N. CARSWELL AGENT
157io PINE ST.
Phone 406 Residence 1219
Citizens National Bank Bldg.
r ii MJttTil nriHiwriifrnBTrrn
STORE NO. 4 DOUGLAS BLDG.
MINGUS - PRICE COMPANY
(Men's Quality Outfitters)
HEADQUARTERS FOR COLLEGE BOYS
West Texas Fair opens next week you will want to "look
get busy come to sec us or phone we will "dress you up"
correctly for this occasion
WE SOLICIT YOUR BANKING BUSINESS ON
THE ABOVE BASIS
CITIZENS' NATIONAL BA1
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $300000.00
FRYAR PRINTING COMPANY
BOOK AND CATALOGUE PRINTING A SPECIALTY
Telephone 326 i24y2 Pjne Street
All the facilities of good sound
..ww.. eut.iko.uuu uut
C. T. HUTCHINSON President
W. H. FREE Cashier
FIRST STATE BANK
TO THE OLD STUDENTS
we extend greetings. Come where you knbw you are always
welcome and where your business is appreciated. ' '
TO THE NEW STUDENTS
we extend a cordial invitation to come and get acquainted.
We are in sympathy with the school and its every undertakings
wishing both the school and students the greatest success ia the
SIMMONS SUPPLY STORE
2246 HICKORY ST.
YOU AND OFFER
and conservative banking courteous and
midlines are open to you.
JAS. R. BIRD..
Cor. N. Second and Pine Sta.
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