The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 30, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 26, 1930 Page: 2 of 4
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THE J5WM0NS BRAND
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"A wwkly sewspaper published every Saturday during the school year by
. tfce SfamaoM Press Club in the interest of Simmons University.
littered m second class mail matter June 22 1898 at tho postoffice
Abilene Texas under the act of March 3 1879.
Subscription Per Year..
Subscription Per Term..
Member of Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.
Campus Office Room 108 Science Building.
Downtown Office Abilene Printing and Stationery Co.
Jack Scott Editor in Chief
George Glazner Managing Editor
Emmett Howard Associate Editor
WlLFRED HaCCARD Sports
William "Buck" Wheeler .
0. C McDcrmctt ........ ..
Faye Thomas .......
A. R. Tyson ..
W. B. "Dub" Wofford ....
L. P. Wallcrjr.
...Assistant Business Manager
. .. Advertising Manager
... ..... Circulation Manager
... ...... Collection Manager
.................. Business Manager
It doos a lot of good to havo a
quiet hour at Mary Frances when tho
boys yell around on the campus throw
chairs out of windows over at Fer-
guson Hall and movfa tho cannon
from ono placo to another so the girls
can't study for trying to find out
what they arc doing and saying.
Someono who visits Simmons often
remarked tho other day that there
did not seem to bo so many students
here this year as hero last year. What
Is the matter with tho. old romantic
spirit that used to keep tho camp'us
full of .people In the late afternoons.
That's what is wrong they just nre
not In evidence; wo have tho students.
"IF WISHES WERE HORSES"
By Gertrude Saylors
"If wishes wcro horses wo would all have a ride" or perhaps bo
heir to twenty thousand dollars one. That is tho enviable position of Miss
Noria favorite mare of Josephine Calleghan armless woman flier killed
in an airplane accident near Abileno last September.
The state inheritance tax attorney of California where Miss Callaghan
lived announces that there will be no tax levied against this bequest be
cause the stato has compiled no life expectancy tables for horses.
It is rjraiso worthy of Miss Callaghan to provide so liberally for her
favorite horse; but it is rather ironic coming to the public eye at a time
when many men and women nro almost destitute because of lack of em-
ployment Miss Noria of course can never realize the full benefits from her
legacy. On tho other hand twenty thousand dollars can buy food and
clothing for nn astounding number of people if distributed carefully
especially among people who do not know where their next meal is coining
from. The seriousness of the unemployment question is daily becoming
more evident and though some measures of relief havo been token the
situation is by no means remedied.
There can be no denial of the fact that money left for the care of
animals tho erection of costly monuments or for research work in ancient
history and such instances as this is of great value and significance; but
it is relatively unimportant when placed beside the alleviation of distress
and suffering among one's fellow men. Money when used to create labor
for the masses who are willing to work has a return which can not be
estimated. Human welfare is of vital concern to our country and should
be recognized as such.
The Utopian state of affairs where wealth is equally divided among
tho rich and the poor is likely never to exist but a little of the principle
if applied would help immeasurably at the present time.
A SUBSTITUTE FOR EXAMINATIONS
"I'd hato to bo In lovo on this cam
pus" testified tho senior as Bho was
brought Into tho Dean's offico on tho
chargo oi leaning on n boy s arm
whilo going across tho campus. The
Cop brutally jerked her across tho
floor to tho feet of tho Judge. "Ilnvo
you been at this... .this.. ..unspeakable
practice of sitting in windows of tho
Science building very long?"
"Oh sir she cried" "It Is my only
vice and 1 nexcr did it until I saw
Mr. Cagle sitting there ono night
then I thought it would be all right
If ho did it."
But the judge sentenced her to strict
confinement without any chewing
gum for a week.
SIMMONS TEACHERS GO
TO MEETING AT DALLAS
Simmons university was represent-
ed by three members of its teaching
staff at tho 11th annual meeting of
tho Southwestern Political and Social
Sclent association held last Friday
and Saturday In Dallas.
Dr. R. N. Richardson vice-president
and head of tho history depart-
ment; W. A. Stephenson teacher of
history and political science and Dr.
0. E. Baker head of tho social sclenco
department attended tho meeting.
Mr. Stephenson led discussion of
a paper read by Dr. D. Y. Thomas
of tho University of Arkansas on the
subject "Tho Optional Clause of the
World Court: Reduction of Arma-
ment and Parity" and also led round-
tablo discussion of n reform of com-
mittco procedure In stato legislature.
Dr. Baker also discussed a paper pre-
sented on phases of social welfare.
William (Buck) Wheeler
Business Manager of Brand
Then thcro was tho girl who was
so nervous after her S. L. asked for
a date to the "S" banquet that she
had to lio down and rest nwhllc.
Wntchout "Tho Co-ed" is comlngl
Thcro should bo a good "Brand"
this week with tho editor and two
columnists gone. It was rumored
that tho T. I. P. A. convention was
just a ruse on tho part of tho fac-
ulty to protect tho name of the Bchool
from tho dark stain of having to send
tho students to Huntsville.
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Beautiful Selection y'
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At some stage in the history of learning educators found it necessary
to get into their heads the idea of measuring tho amount of knowledge
their students had absorbed. They thereupon devised a collegiate "yard-
stick" the examination.
This measuring system however being conceived as a means to nn
end has now become almost an end itself and threatens to throttle the
very educational world which gave it birth. Examinations many of us
feel are a definite handicap to learning. We see very little congeniality
between the modern blue-book final and any intelligent view of the pur-
pose of education.
There is something to bo said in favor of the examination system
but that something becomes lost like a raindrop in Lake Erie when the
opposite side is heard. It has been contended that the review necessitated
by a final examination forces the student to organize and unify his knowl-
edge: but the process of cramming which constitutes the approach of most
of us to an examination can scarcely be termed a scholarly organizing of
This proposal will work best in Literature and the Social Sciences
But similar plans can be instituted in the other courses; lor example a
certain mathematics professor has substituted for the final examination an
assignment of a number of problems to be out ot class and handed in
during examination week. Obcrlin Review.
HONORING A CITIZEN
Abilene took "time out" last Thursday evening to join in a citywido
tribute to one of her best beloved and distinguished citizens Jefferson
Davis Sandefer president of Simmons University. The occasion was the
president's 20th anniversary as tho head of that institu tion and the 103rd
birth anniversary of its founder Dr. James B. Simmons.
Abilene has "stepped out" in the last 20 years. It has grown from
a big little town into a city that has battled the leading centers of tho state
in the matter of building statistics and development of its commerce and
industry. Educationally it has taken its place right up at the front with
the best in the entire Southwest.
"Prexy" as his students and friends delight to call him has had a
lion's share in the back-breaking and nerve-racking labor of putting Ab-
ilene out front educationally or otherwise. When he took over the reins
at Simmons he set his eye far ahead into the future and in spite of dis-
couragements and occcasional backsets in spite of -unremitting toil exacted
of him he has kept his eyes on the goal and forged steadily ahead. Sim-
mons is a creator institution for having had such a leader fighting its
battles; Abilene is a better and larger city for having had such a willing
worker in its ranks.
It is well that the chamber of commerce the four service clubs and
official Abilene took the time to honor President Sandefer. He deserves
it and in honoring him these organizations honor themselves.
Abilene hopes to be able to repeat this celebration ulong about 1950.
Then again thero was a girl who
had three chances to go to tho "S"
Club banquet and didn't tako any of
them. She seems to bo bearing up
pretty well too.
The A. C. C . boys seem to have re-
placed tho Ferguson Hall boys in the
hearts of some of our town girls.
Who over heard of a fair maiden
choosing a wildcat in preference to a
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And in speaking of A. C. C I
think it was rather mean of Nell to
donato the new Scwnll Auditorium to
the A. C. C. folks and forget that
old S. U. could uso somo new build-
ings and tennis courts. How about
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This will introduce
Editor of The Brand
A loyal student a
newspaper man with
ability and ambition.
'The.man for the job.
"Ey7 Edition a (Special"
By FrHwkM FM Reed
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The son of ono of our science profs
has heard tho call of Spring we're
for you Lucille.
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Wo hear that Monday is the big
election day for the Loud Town
Bunch. We shall soon know the typo
of girls who attend the L. T. B.
Another way to get elected to of-
fico is to get your best girl to make
campaign spoeches for you. Any-
way Rachel makes a nice long
speech and asks everybody to vote
for I wonder who?
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The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 30, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 26, 1930, newspaper, April 26, 1930; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth97944/m1/2/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.