The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. , No. 18, Ed. 1, Saturday, February 7, 1931 Page: 1 of 4
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SENIOR EDITION .
SIMMONS UNIVERSITY ABILENE TEXAS FEBRUARY 7. 1931
Well good mawnlng girls. What
hove you on your mind othor than
thoughts of home nndtho boy on the
And the other day the band left.
Many heavy hearted girls were hang-
ing on the Bides of the bus as it left
and several were nearly run over as
they clustered about detaining (he
departure. All sorts of expressions
were overheard "Gee Just think
they will be gone three whole days."
"Just seeing them go makes mo home
sick." "Gosh" there goes my sup-
pressed desire." "Well anyWay he'll
write me every day." "Won't the
school seem dead now." "He said
HE WOULDN'T EVEN SPEAK TO
ANOTHER GIRL." And now I ask
you ain't It grand.
When the boyB came home earlier
than expected it was just like a ripple
on the waters as the word spread
from one feminine mouth to another
"Tho band is back." Really not since
the day the war was over and the
world spread around Midlothian have
I heard anything travel no fast or
with such an excited tone. Yes sir
wlio ever thinks the band boys don't
hold a pretty firm hold on tho youth-
ful hearts of the ole school Is badly
fooled. Even if you think you have
your girl tied up like a ship at anchor
she was probably one of the first to
thrill and yell "The band Is back!"
It is a shame that tho blonde and
brunette can't find out just who sent
tho drinks up to tho hall. I mado n
slight mistake last week but tho am-
bassador from Scotland corrected me
tho other day.
And another unny thing is a little
deal that has been going on several
days over in Mary. It seems a cou-
ple of girls over there have been en-
couraging boys to send them sand-
wiches and -candy and all the time
they have been feeding a pet cat thnt
has' been in their room for tho past
few days. Now if that is really true
and if It won't take the cake then no
tejllng what will
Billy Boy's Poetrie:
The band went off to stay a week
And packed their trunks and grips
They thought of going to Europe and
Visloned big ole ships.
They thought of having gobs of fun.
And seeing beautiful scenery
But all they saw between here and
Was a lot of mesqulte greenery.
They .thought they'd land in Dallas
And mix it with the swells
ButTit turned out to bo a trip
To Nubbin's Mineral W.ells.
They thought they'd have something
When it got hotter than hotter
But all they had after hunting about
Was Crazy Well Mineral Water.
The weekly news story:
Tho other nigflt about two thirty
I heard the siren of the fire engine
and of course I bounced up from my
studies and raced to the scene of the
burning home. Women were scream-
ing and children crying. It was a
pityeverything was in confusion. Fi
nally the firemen had cleared the peo-
ple from their beds and the house
was in u; state of collapse. Just at
that time who should run out but
(no not Santa Claus) a lady squalling
at the (op of her voice "My child is
in there; my baby is in thnt house."
Immediately the cry went around
'.'Fireman save my child." And the
fireman started the rescue. It took
them at least fifteen minutes to
match out with the odd man method
to see just which would have the dis-
tinction of going in after the child.
The "winner ran Into tho house at
once .(it was klnda cold anyway that
hour in tho morning) and he went so
aulcklv I couldn't recognlzo which
man it was. Before long a smoked
charred steaming bedraggled fireman
staggered out of the flames with the
precious bundle in his arms. I raced
up and snatched off his helmet and
who did I see standing there none
other than our own Uncle Joe-Joe.
(You might not believe this but It
makes no difference as it is only
partly true anyway).
I ought to have added that Vernon
Stafford George Golightly Carl Pee
Pelton Jones and Uncle John Hough
ton were also doing their beat to
brek the windows and scar up all
the furniture posible.
Wfll Rogers gleaned $82000 for tho
poor and unemployed in this section.
That Just goes to prove that tho
greatest way to get the cash from
tho people of this country is to givo
them something that will make them
(Continued oa Page 9.)
Annual University Revival
To Open Tuesday With Rev.
B. M. Jackson Officiating
Will Hold Two
Is Simmons Graduate Now
Holds A Place In
Rev. B. M. Jackson pastor of the
first Baptist Church at Albuquerque
Now Mexico has been chosen to con-
duct tho annual university rovival.
Tho Rev. Jackson is a graduate of
Simmons and according to President
Snndefcr ho worked his way through
tho school once having tho job of
sweeping out tho Science Hall to pay
his expenses. He graduated with hon-
ors' with tho class of 1020 and from
Simmons ho went to the Southwest-
ern Theological Seminary at Fort
Worth where he took his Master's do-
grco in theology.
Sinco his graduation from the sem-
inary ho has been in the ministry
preaching six years at Mangum one
of tho largest churches in Oklahomn.
From Mangum ho went to Albuquer-
que where ho still holds his pastorate.
Tho meeting is to begin Tuesday
February 10 and will last for eight or
nino days two services being held
daily ono in the evening and one at
tho chapel hour. Tho first two pe-
riods will bo shortened so that th'o
services can bo started promptly at
All students and faculty members
will bo expected to tako an active part
in the services.
First Church Will
Hear Choral Club
In Sacred Concert
Marrs McDonald and Work
To Assist on Program
The Simmons University Choral
Club will present a sacred concert at
tho First Baptist Church Sunday eve-
ning February 8 at 7:30.
The club will be assisted by three
members of tho fine arts faculty:
Camilla Marrs Willie Rao McDonald
and W. J. Work director of tho choral
The program rendered will consist
of numbers by the mixed chorus
boIos and quartets. Mrs. W. J. Work
will be accompanist of tho evening.
Program to bo rendered follows:
- Chorus "Send Out Thy Light
Malo Quartet "Wonderful Jesus"
(Sellers); "May God Depend on
You 7" (Towner). -
Reading Miss Willie Ray McDon-
ald. Ladles Chorus "Be Thou My
Guide" J. E. Lowell.
Solo "Sing to tho Lord a Glad Now
Sornr" (G. Schaefer) Wlm. James
Ladles Quartet "Come Unto Mo" (C.
Homer); "Grcatful O Lord" (C.
Malo Chorus "Keep" In the Middle
of the Road" "The Battle of Jericho"
(Negro spirituals arranged by Mar-
Violin Solo Miss Camilla Marrs.
Chorus "Goln" Home" from New
World Symphony (A Dvorkak).
Cranffll Baby Dies
On Saturday After
Two Weeks Illnejss
Funeral' Rites Held Sunday;
Scarlet Fever Results
After a two weeks illness of scar-
let fever Joan 2-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cranfill suc-
cumbed at 12:25 last Saturday morn-
ing. She sank steadily through the
first woek and last Monday compli
cations arose whoch caused her death
five days later.
Funeral services were held at 2:30
Sunday afternoon at tho University
Baptist Church; the Rev. C. A. Pow-
ell pastor and Dr J D. Sandefer
Simmons president officiating. Bur-
ial followed In the Odd Felows ceme-
tery. Besides her parents the child is sur-
vived by one brother and two sisters.
(Continued on page two)
Prof. N. C. Belk is
New Instructor in
Prof. N. C. Belk who has been ap-
pointed to fill tho vacancy in tho his-
tory department of Simmons
left by Dr. R. N. Richardson
arrived In Abilene from Austin Sun-
day. Ho will begin teaching classes
today. He was accompanied by Mrs.
Belk and his six-year-old son.
Prof Belk taught in Baylor uni-
versity from 1020 to 1025 and for
the past year has taught in Sam
Houston State Teachers collcgo at
Huntsville. During the intervening
years ho was studying in Stanford
university and Texas university.
Taking up the work of Dr. Richard-
son he is teaching classes in Ameri-
en history and Texas history. His
special hobby is history of the south-
west Dr. Richardson left Saturday for
Austin whero he -Is to teach during
tho present semester in. the place of
Dr. C. E. Barker who is away on
leave. He will return to his duties
at Simmons in tho summor.
Olsen Honored in.
Accepted As "Fellow"
Dr. Julius Olsen head of tho phys-
ics department of Simmons has re-
cently been voted a Fellow in the Am-
erican Association for the Advance-
ment of Science.
Dr. Olsen has been a member of
tho association since 1924' but 'at a
meeting held December 1 1030 he
was admitted as a Fellow. To becoma
a Fellow in this society one must have
done research work of outstanding
Besides being a member of this as-
sociation Dr. Olsen is a member of
the American Physical Society which
is an organization of physicists. He
is also holder of the following de
grees: a Acc'ts. Ph. u. ur. sc ana
To Meet Kansans
On Trade Question
Men's O. & D. Set For Win-
ter With New Members
' '! Initiated.
The next debate scheduled 'for tho
Men's O. and D. Council is to be with
a team from Topeka Kansas on Feb
ruary 11. The team representing Sim
mons will bo Dan Stcakley and Wil
burn McDaniel. They will defend the
negative side of the question: Re
solved That tho Nations Adopt a Pol
ley of Free Trade.
After trying out several days ago
three new members: Vernon Hoal
dridge C. E. Meredith and Hoyland
Arnctte were initiated into the Orn
torlcml and Debating Council Tues
New Museum Cases Will House Interesting Specimens
Collected From United States And Foreign Countries
By donating several museum cases
to the university tho senior class is
helping to place tho Simmons museum
of natural history and geology in a
.position of ranking importance
iln tho past those who have been
in charge of collecting specimens
have been greatly handicapped Tor
space to show them and as a result
the student body is totally unaware
of the Immensity or valuo of tho col-
lection which consists' of tiny arrow
heads used by the Indians to the bones
of the huge mammoth which roamed
the earth thousands of years ago.
Although near a dozen large cases
are now used in housing the collec-
tion there are thousands of speci-
mens which are packed away becausq
there is no space to exhibit them.
This collection was started in tho
fall of 1902 by Dr. Julius Olsen dean
of men and head of the physics de-
partment of Simmons In the collect
tion there are articles from most of
TO MAKE DEBATE TOUR
i!r'''illllllM "i .'SVHsPP
Lovell Whatley and Regan
Will Tour In West Canada
Debating Western Schools
As Class Editors
Also Select Girls' and Boys'
Debate Teams In Meet
Members of tho freshman class
elected the editor and business man-
ager of their edition of tho Brand
and chose both debate teams in a
meeting Tuesday afternoon.
J. G. Turner is to be editor Mike
Barrett business manager of that
class' edition which will bo issued
. Choice of the girls' debate team in-
cluded Elizabeth- Jobe and Virginia
Worthy; membership in the boys!
team is to bo determined in a tryout
between five freshmen: Edwin Sklles
Fred Ball James Bell Leo Thomson
and Jack Harrisi
Appointments to tho freshman
Brand staff will include: Jeanno Ken-
dall managing editor; Stewart Long
and Frank Tolbert sports editors.
The edition will appear as fourth
in the series of class and journalism
editions. Tho staff has not been en-
tirely chosen according to tho editor
but those of tho class interested in
securing a position are urged to coop-
erate for there is much reportorlal
work required for this issue.
Tho tryouts for tho boy's debate
team will be held next week tho class
Into Pirate's Ship
Players Club Party Features
Pirate Games And
Marston Gymnasium assumed the
appearance of a pirato ship with a
formidable pirate's flag flown on
high and skulls and cross bones added
to the effect of a blood thirsty crow
aboard. Tho affair was directed by
John Sliver (Lewis Jobe) as master
(Continued on page two) .
the states of the union and several
Besides Dr. Olsen who has been
activo in this work since its begin-
ning Mrs. Sandofer Professors Ing-
erson Arrant Arnette and Prof. O.
O. Watts (on leave of absence) and
Y. P. Kuhn (on leave of absence) have
affected important additions.
Among the first contributions to
tho museum were those of a Colorado
wpman (name unknown) which num-
bered some 344 different specimens.
Included in this group are relics from
several different countries. Probably
the most interesting of these was a
portion of a prehistoric plant called
the Cycad which Is thought to be the
forerunner of the palm tree. It is
though that this prehistoric tree was
one source of tho coal formation.
This is a very rare specimen prob-
ably the only ono in West Texas It
was found about 1889.
Other articles of this collection
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Debates in Major
Points on Route
Party Will Leave First
March On 8000-
With Cnlvrin Whatley Johnnie Rea-
gan and Johnnie Lovell as members
of tho party a debate tour that will
include New Mexico Arizona Cali-
fornia Nevada Oregon and Wash-
ington on its journey is being plan
ned. From Washington they will
cross into Canada going from Van-
couver to Winnipeg re-entering the
United States in Minnesota. From
thore the party will return to Texas
through Iowa Nebraska Missouri
Kansas and Oklahoma. Tho entire
trip will cover approximately 8000
miles. Plans havo been mado to be
gone about twenty days tho party
returning on March 28.
Debates have nlrcady been sched-
uled at the following places: Uni-
versity of Arizona at Tuscon Occi-
dental College at Los Angeles Uni-
(Continued on Page 2)
Fire Does Damage
To Fletcher Home
Roof Practically Destroyed;
Fire Originates In
Fire did heavy damage at tho home
of W. D. Fletcher father of Elizabeth
Fletcher Simmons student who re-
sides at 1809 South Third street
about 0 o'clock Tuesday night. Cause
of tho fire which originated in a
closet was not known.
The fire started near tho central
part of the house but firemen got
tho flames under control before it had
spread to the adjoining rooms. Tho
roof however was practically de-
stroyed and several rooms were dam-
aged by smoke and water.
Members of the family were away
from homo when tho fire broke out.
wero brought from China Central
America and West India. By far the
greater portion of tho collection how-
over came from tho United States.
Many of tho Important buildings of
the United States aro represented by
articles gleaned by tho woman In her
travels. Among thfim aro Mt. Ver-
non the Whito House and the home
of Lord Baltimore in Maryland.
This collection also contains articles
of early pioneer days in Nebraska;
thoro are vases spoons pottery flint
and other articles of white and Indian
use. Tho outstanding ono is a deer
hide painted by Pawneo Indians
which was found on the Sloux-Paw-nee
An interesting bit of history Is
connected with a piece of rope contri-
buted by Dr Jenkens pastor of tho
First Baptist Church. In New Mex-
ico thero Is a group of people who call
themselves "LaB Hermanos Peno-
(Continued on page two)
Round Table To Honor
Simmons Seniors With
Luncheon At The Hilton
Up Teaching at
Texas U. Monday
Dr. R. N. Richardson vice presi-
dent and head of tho history depart-
ment of Simmons left Saturday for
Austin where ho assumed the teach-
ing duties of Dr. E. C. Barker head
of tho history department of Texas
university. Dr. Richardson made tho
trip by automobile and was accom-
panied by Mrs. Richardson Rupert
Jr. and Miss Jack Matthews who re-
turned to Abileno Monday.
Dr. Barker has been granted a one-
semester leave to accept a fellowship
from the Rockefeller Foundation to
do research work on the history of
the Southwest. Tho Texas professor
will very likely remain in Austin to
pursuo his studies in the library of
the university and tho other sources
of material that the capital city af-
fords. Dr. Richardson is teaching two ad-
vanced courses in American history
and a resarch courso In the history
of the Southwest.
Band Fills Date
At Icemen's Meet
Play Two Days for Manu-
facturers Convention at
As tho official band of tho Texas
Ico Manufacturers Association the
Cowboy Band went Tuesday to Miner-
al Wells where a two day session was
held. The trip was made under the
nuspices of the West Texas Utilities
Although the stay in Mineral Wells
lasted only two days tho trip was an
enjoyable ono and the band enjoyed
every privilege and courtesy accord-
ing to the boys. They stayed two
days in tho convention city( playing
two concerts the first day and one the
'second. These concerts were tho same
as tho ones given on the tour of Eu-
rope last summer.
Tho main banquet of tho session
which was held Tuesday was carried
out in true "western stylo the tables
being decorated with branding irons
and other objects suggesting ranch
life and according to tho boys tho ice
makers were nlcnty "hot" when It
enmo to "putting over" tho banquet.
Tho length of tho stay was shorten-
ed on account of a trip which the band
is scheduled to make to Amarillo
in the next few days. Tho men are
allowed only a certain number of
Men who mado the trip were:
trumpets W. Covington R. Walker
W. I. Byron F. Ratton W. Dickinson
and H. McNecly; clarinets E. Lowe
C Rowe M. Ethridge Z. Rike and T.
Dale; horns H. Gustavus and C. Cam-
mack; trombones A. McMlcken Wm.
Covington and R. Moore; bass G.
Fitzhugh and J. Head; drums R.
Short and M. McClure and piccolo J.
D. O. Wiley director Johnle Re
gan drum major and Gib Sandefer
business manager accompanied the
Other members of the Abileno
(Continued on Pago 4)
Simmons is Host
Van London and Henry
Dixon Read Papers Be-
Henry Dixon Simmons senior and
W. J. Van London connected with
tho stnto highway department read
two excellent papers at tho second bi-
monthly meeting of the Texas Ar-
chaeological and Paleontologlcal Soci-
ety held In Dr. Olsen's lecture room
Tuesday ovonlng. This Is the first
time a meeting of the organization
has been held on the Simmons cam-
pus. Tho society is composed of some
fifty members residing in Abilene
and seventy-f lv6 non-residents of that
city the editor of tho Scientific Am
(Continued on page two)
Urged to Attend
Is Annual Affair Date This
Year To Be Saturday
A luncheon honoring the members
of tho senior class will be given them
by tho Simmons Round Tablo on Feb
ruary 21 at tho Hilton Hotel. Tho
Round Table will bo assisted by asso-?
date members in tho affair which
will follow tho senior day exercises.
This has become an annual event
and this year not only the seniors but
all former seniors aro urged to attend.
Definite plans for the luncheon
havo not been mado but will be an-
nounced as soon as they are complete
At tho last meeting the ladies de-
cided that there would bo no speeches
except an address of welcome and the
rsponse. They aro endeavoring to lay
tho plans so that the seniors will get
tho greatest amount of enjoyment
possible uccording to Mrs J. D. San-
defer president of tho organization.
Thursday's meeting of tho Round
Table was held in the homo of Mrs.
O. H. Cooper on Parramoro avenue
with Mrs. W. D. Rich assistant host-
ess. Members responded to roll call by
giving somo item of importance in
Texas history and this was followed
by a pamphlet on "Motor Touring
Through Texas" read by Mrs. G. B.
(Continued on Page 4.)
Jobe Brooks Head
Next Brand Issue
In Class Contest
McKay Appoints Committees
At Junior Business
Meeting in special session the jun-
ior class elected Lewis Jobe editor
and P. B. Brooks business manager
of tho junior class edition of the
Brand which will appear February
14. According to Jobe the complete
editorial and business staffs have not
yet been appointed.
Jack McKay president appointed a
committee consisting of: Esther Par-
ish Madclon Williams Bill Cohrn
Homer Milam and Lewis Jobe to set
a dato for tho Junior-Senior banquet
A committee to meet with William
Lytc of tho Elliott Printing Co.
Philadelphia to consider selection of
graduation invitations for next year
was also appointed. Members of the
committee are: Hazel Cotes Char-
leno Sprawls Elizabeth Faucett
Maurice Crawford Floyd Clark and
Selections of the invitations will be
mado about March 1.
Ministerial Students Are
Urged To Assist Older
Members of the Ministerial Coun-
cil met Friday with 28 members pres-
ent Tho program was "The Church
of Our Lord" glvon In three parts:
"Origin of tho Church" by W. D.
Waldrop "Tho Church Ordinances"
by Raymond Wilson and "The Mis-
sion of the Church" by Orval Mc-
Leod. Wlnton Blalno gave the devo-
tional preceding tho program.
Prof. Sam Malone tho chairman of
the broadcasting committee gave a
chalk talk explaining the plan of pro
gram to bo given over the radio by
tho council. Tho ixact date for- tho
program is not known but it will be
announced in the Brand later. Mr.
Owens the Sweetwater Association
missionary spoketo.the group for a
few minutes and urged tho preacher
boys to accompany the oldor minis-
ters to their churches and help them.
He pledged his support to the council
and reviewed the condition of the
sinall churches around Abilene
Gerald Williams Mr. Ponder and
Mr. Smith visited the meeting.
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