The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 2, Ed. 1, Saturday, September 26, 1931 Page: 1 of 4
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SIMMONS UNIVERSITY ABILENE TEXAS SEPTEMBER 26 1931
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IHtar and! Their
Football seems to be tho leading
subject of tho dny and why not
those Cowboys havo a tough Rama
ahead. You will want to hear tho
report of tho game which has been
arranged for Saturday afternoon at
tho Hilton hotel. Tho gamo will
begin at 3:30.
Whllo on tho subject lets talk about
tho SMU gamo which Is only a week
off. A special train looks doubtful
for several reasons but wo aro In
hopes of making arrangements which
will make It possible for everyono who
can to attend tho Dallas tilt.
Tho crowd of Simmons fans at the
Daniel Baker was larger than any-
ono expected. The old students and
exes for miles around wcro on hand
as well as a big delegation who went
from Abilene in cars.
Staying at home has its advantages
sometimes. Thero is littlo doubt as
to the success of tho all university
party la'st Monday. For one I favor
moro of this kind of entertainment.
It is a real chanco to meet tho
brothers nnd sisters.
Keeping up to the minute is quite
a problem these days but tho girls
aro dding their best Parlors of both
tho girls hall fire boasting the latest
in radios. Waking up without the aid
of tho Early Birds would bo difficult
Work on tho initial production of
tho Players Club is expected to get
under way as soon as selection of
Apprentice Club members is com-
pleted. Just heard that tho school has
fallen heir to some good talent.
Cowgirls in natural colors not a
picture but an actual fact as tho new
members wander about tho campus
bowing to big strong men who won't
bo able to recognize them in tho hats
Just what would you think if you
saw a red-headed boy with somo
reputation as a singer walking across
the campus at midnight with a banjo
under his arm. Did he sing did he
play did Mr. Cagle stay away.
Hero is a specimen of poetry taken
from one of our exchanges that I
can't get over.
"Kiss me sweetheart" he murmured
In accents soft and tender
And low he bent his manly head
When "bang" went his suspender.
I am Indebted to Smith Hall for
this latest dope.
Hint to tho wise Slimo Jackson
says fry our bacon in lux to keep it
Four Smith hall slimes mado the
choral club. They are: Shirley Atwood
La Ruo Mann Lois Jackson and Mary
The depression is not so bad that
Smith hall could not afford a radio.
Come over and hear Amos and Andy.
Perscriptlon for floppy slimes
Tho Cowgirls selected three moro
for tho herd from Smith; its a Ren-
nets Clara Mao' Jones and Lona Joy-
nor. The old Cowgirls aro repres-
ented by Mildred Harrison.
A Ferguson Hall slimo mado a
room to room canvass for a date
Slimo Foley: Mr. Secretary- trcas-
rcr 1 came lo ten vou 1 muse nave
aid from tho loan fund to start to
Sec.Treas.: Freshman I havo one
glass eye and if you can detect that
eye you may have somo of tho fund.
Slimo Foley: Sir it is your left
Sec.-Treas.: How could you tell so
Slimo Foley: Sir I received more
sympathy out of it.
Grand cooperation Everybody
moved downstairs to hear tho radio
and be nearer the boys.
Two slimes had their first lesson
in campusology when a mysterious
carthquako struck their room.
Tradition or no wo havo a 9;45
sltor every night.
freshmen with an artistic turn of
nmd muy. find that tho Scraplron
Special with Mr. Cagle at the wheel
is a littlo hard to outrun. May I sug
gest that night painting finds little
favor In old S. U.
Seniors havo moved toward a now
adition with the adoption ol a
pndard in dress for men. Tho new
Irds should bo favored as both
ontmlcal and comfortable. For tho
nter perhaps tho outfit (will be
upleted with a cordoroy cap and
Cowboy Band Goes to Austin for
Simmons - Texas Football Game
30 Members Go In
Covington Shaw and Rike
Will Join Band At
With the coming of the sun ihis
morning tho Cowboy Band left in
"Mablo II" bound for Austin with the
avowed intention of helping tho Cow-
boy football team bring homo tho
hides of eleven Texas Stcors.
30 members of tho organization aro
making tho trip. They aro financing
tre trip themselves paying for their
meals and their hotel bills. Tho man-
agement of tl.o band has consented tt
furnish tho transportation' and tho
necessary pasolinc and oil.
Since this is not a regularly sche
duled trip and the band is not on of
ficial business for tho school it will
be the first time sinco the band went
to Waxahachic in 1028 to tho Trinity-
Simmons gamo that they have gone
merely as music makers and pur-
veyors of pep.
Following is tho personnel: trum-
pets Red Rattan Hoimann Kooy-
Man Walter Dickenson Carol Robin-
son Frosh MpConnico Truman Riley;
clarinets Elmo Low Flux JloKve
Merlo Phillips Burgess Brown
Parmclly Grayson Ray Ormand
Jensen Jack Kerr.
Trombones Charles S a n d i g e
Charles Brasher Robert P. Moore;
basses John Head William Owens;
saxophones Granville Kincaid James
(Continued on Pago 4)
Compete For Jobs
Applications For Places Will
Be Judged By Gard-
In an announcement made by
Pansy Gardner Editor of the Corral
all appointments for assistant's places
on the Corral will be put on a com
pctltive basis this year.
"Applications for places are now
in order" says Miss Gardner "and
they may bo in person or through tho
These applications for considera-
tion in tho raco must bo mado by tho
person desirous of serving on tho
Corral staff and will bo judged by tho
Editor and Business Manager.
Qualifications aro that each person
applying must be of good character
must havo had some experience in this
line their application must meet tho
approval of President Sandefcr and
tho applicant must bo energetic and
Pansy asks that all the applications
como in this week if possible so that
tho selection may bo made at once.
Council Calls Men
Selection in Two Weeks Says
Evans; All Men Invited
To Be Present
With ten oftho 1930-31 members
enrolled in Simmonsf tho O. and D.
council will officially open tho boy's
oratory and debating' season Monday
September 28. This initial meeting
will be held in the O nnd D. room.
"Boys will bo elected to member
ship in tho council by tryouts which
will bo held in about two weeks. In
theso trials tho contestant may give
fivc-minuto original oration or ho may
use subjects to bo decided upon dur-
ing tho meeting Monday night" said
President Morgan Evans.
"Any boy interested in debato or
oratory Is urged to bo present at tho
Questions for debato for this year
which is to bo furnished by the Pi
Kappa Delta has not arrived but if
tho schedulp planned for this season
materializes the courso of debate will
be much heavier than that of last
At present the council which moots
each first and third Monday has no
Officers and members in school this
term aro: Morgan Evans president;
Charles Barnes secreUryjjHoylaad
Arnette. treasurer; ViwPiiHoldroge
chaplain; J. A. Lo'
Euell Porter Hon
"Boc" (Elves Shopping
Service to Students
"Anything but your dental work"
is Doc Atkinson's comment on
tho convenient service plan in-
augurated by tho Atkinson Drug
store successors to tho Fast
Flivver Mail this week.
Twice daily at eleven thirty in
tho morning and at fivo in tho
afternoon tho Atkinson Shopper
will make trips to town. Students
having letters to mail small pur-
chases to mako or other odd
transactions to mako in town can
tako advantago of tho service
which is absolutely frco by simply
going to tho Atkinson Drug store
and making your needs known to
Many students aro all readj
taking advantage of tho lato after-
noon mail service and others nre
finding the plan to bo a real time
and money saver.
At Initial Meeting
Of SU Science Club
Dean Olsen Speaks As Club
Beginning its twenty-eighth year.
the Simmons science club held its first
meeting of the term Monday with over
fifty students and professors present.
Tiuett Blackmon president; Thur-
man Melton vice president; Claude
Wilson second vico president and
Tom Barnes secretary officers of
tho club elected last year were in
stalled. An election is to bo held at
tho next meeting to select a treasurer
the vacancy resulting from the failure
of Edwin Middleton to return to Sim-
mons. Dr. Olsen founder and sponsor out-
lined tho purpose of the club ns an
attempt to keep pace as much as pos-
sible with tho modern things that aro
being done in science and mathe-
matics and briefly outlined somo
recent advances in tho fields of bio-
logy and engineering. Field trips
visits to local industrial plants and
a possible visit to tho Carlsbad Cav
erns were mentioned as important
phases of ths years program.
Professor Arrant recalled tho direct
influcnco exerted by the club during
tho last two years in securing a
portraite of Dr. Olsen for tho Science
hall and in awakening interest in a
museum and the collection of speci
mens culminating in tho gift of two
museum cases by last year1 senior
class and he suggested tho' the or-
ganization set for itself socio similar
goal this year.
Membership in tho club which
meets tho first day of each week at
ten o'clock in tho physics lecture room
is required of those students majoring
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Band Exes Teach
In Texas Schools
Somo of us wonder what graduates
from tho Cowboy Band aro doing now
that they havo finished school. A
check-up on last year's graduates
shows tho fruit of their labors.
Weldon Covington first chair trum-
pet player and assistant director of
tho band last year is teaching theory
of music and directing tho band in
Austin high school.
Holmes McNccly is teaching' and
directing tho Falfurrias high school
band. Ho has about fifty experienced
musicians unaer mm: v
Cecil Cammack is head of tho his
tory department and is director of tho
high Bchool band in Sanderson high
Marlon Ethridge is teaching busi-
ness administration and directing tho
band in Levcllnnd high school.
Richard Wlolker who will bo re-
membered for his own inimitable style
of trumpet playing is playing in the
orchestra and band with Harley Sad-
ler's shows and is acting small parts
on tho stage.
Clyde Rowe and Elmo Lowe aro do-
ing graduate work in Simmons and
are back in their accustomed places
in tho band.
Arctt McMlchen is working with
his father In Weathorford.
Jack Simmons is assistant to his
father in tho operation of tho Sim-
mons Laundrys in Sweetwater
Troy Dale Is teaching nnd directing
the band in tho Mndlll Okla. high
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Christian Thaulow recent addition
tho department of violin. Professor Thaulowcomcs to Simmons after nine
years of successful work in the United States preceded by a brilliant
career in Europe.
Annual Fall Reception Starts Year
Of Activities for Simmons Dramatists
By N. ML Students
Tho New Mexico Club an organiza-
tion of New Mexico students in Sim-
mons met Wednesday afternoon in
tho chapel to reorganize.
The following officers wcro elected:
James Doughty president; Vernon
Stafford vico president; Ethel Comer
vice presiderit; and Vorrf Lowe
Tho club voted to hold their meet
ings on alternate Mondays in the
chapel building nt 1:10. Members of
the club arc: C. J. Brasher Roswcll;
Shirley Atwood. Hoswell; La Rue
Mann Artesia; Vita Foreman Clovis;
Robert Balsley Hobbs; Clco Brown
Garvls Gilstrap Ray; R. M. Cook-
sun Roswell; Vernon Stafford Bell-
view; Truett Blackmon Lovington;
Martin Murdock Albuquerque;
James Rutledge Albuquerque; Dor-
othy Doughty Tucumcari; Louise
Comer Clovis; Vora Lowe Lovington;
Ethel Comer CIovL; James Doughty
Tucumcari; Muriel Terry Lovington.
Lacy Joins Faculty
Of Mexican School
Another ex-Simmons student with
an interesting job was heard from
this week. George Lacy member of
the Junior class last year and his
wife formerly Breckie Caudill also
a Simmons stuuent are living in
George is teaching English and
Chemistry in tho school of which his
father is tho president Escuela Prc-
paratoria Para Varonos and also act-
ing as dean of tho boys' hall. It is
quite a job to teach a science in Span-
ish nfter going to an American school
he comments and adds that his new
job keeps him busy.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Lacy will bo
remembered by their many friends in
Simmons. Tho Lacy' will follow
Simmons activities through tho col-
umns of tho Brand
Simmons From the
Offered Students Seeking Thrills
If you havo never experienced the
thrill of an airplane ride or if you
havo never ridden at night you havo
a big thrill to look forward to
L. E Derryberry former Simmons
student and now manager of tho local
airport has started something new in
local flying circles. Tho Travelalr
two placo job which Derry flics
regularly was fitted this week with
regulation lights consisting of red
and green navigation globes on tho
wings a wTiito bulb on tho fusilage
and a powerful landing light near
to the fine arts faculty as head of
Players Hold Open
125 Guests Greeted By Old
Members of Club and
With one hundred and twenty-f ivo
students and patrons as guests tho
Simmons Players university dramatic
society entertained in the spacious
roof quarters of tho f ino arts build-
ing Wednesday evening In an annual
open houso program.
Purposo for tho open house is to
acquaint new students with tho activi
ties of the players and to extend in-
vitations to all prospective members
insuring their membership with tho
In tho receiving lino of the enter-
tainment wero a number of tho
Players including this year's officers.
They arc: Blanton McCord president;
P. J. Manly vice-president; Elizabeth
Jobe secretary; J. G. Turner director
of publicity; and Hoy land Arnctte
(Continued on Pago 4)
President Sandef er
Gives Sound Advice
Tuesday President Sandefer gave
his students food for thought and a
bit of sound advice in his morning
talk on the necessity of economizing
in the expenditure of Dad's hard
Ho announced that there are a few
student loans yet unemployed and
explained tho requirements for using
Dr. Sandefer impressed tho stu-
dents with tho fact that Simmons
ideals are not to be besmirched by
any individual or any set of persons
and asked for tho heartiest coopera
tion in all departments between tho
students nnd teachers between tho
teachers and between tho students
Air With Derry
tho cockpits. For tho next week tho
moonlight taxi servico will bo offered
Simmons students are invited to
tako advantago of a special offer
made by Derry which is good any
afternoon after five nnd on Sunday
and holidays Tickets may bo secured
at Atkinsons Drug for two dollars
which will give you a rido over tho
Simmons campus. You will be given
a souvenir card signed by Derryberry
as pilot and he invites you to bring
your kodak along if you want to try
for a picture )
Denote Annual Cowgirl Push Week
LAST CHANCE TO CHANGE
Changes in courses or signing up
for additional classes must bo ar-
raigned not later than Mondny of-
ficials declared today. After Mon-
day special permission for any
chango must bo secured and a
charge of one dollar is mado as
well. No courses may bo dropped
later than that date.
Tho offico wishes to havo all ad-
justments in courses mado at tho
earliest possiblo date. If you havo
courses that aro not what you want
for any reason go to tho offico and
mako those changes now.
Registrations during tho week
havo continued to swell tho total
enrollment for the term and a few
moro students aro expected to
register within tho next few
Ward Allen Abilene
Art Head Exhibits Plaque of
Ward Allen Abilene was elected as
the fall term president of tho Classi-
cal Club Thursday at tho club's first
session of tho year. Other officers
elected for this terms were: Bob
Tyson vice-president; Mnrybel Bren-
nand secretary; and Bob Tyson re-
porter. Florence Locke presided as
temporary chairman. After a spirited
debate the regular meeting hour was
set at 3:30 o'clock every second and
A plaque of Apollo Sun God of the
Greeks bought by last years' club
was exhibited by Mrs. Baker club
sponsor who narrated tho myth con-
nected with gO'l and tho customs of
tho Greeks in worshipping him. Tho
plaque a twelve by twenty-four pro-
file plaster copy of tho original Greek
work is to bo hung in the Latin lec
ture room. The Greeks great admira-
tion of physical development is re-
flected in tho placquo which pictures
Apollo as a perfect physical speci-
men. Apollo is driving his Sun
Chariot across tho heavens carrying
on his back a lyre typifying his of-
fice as God of Music.
Members present at tho clubs' or-
ganization wero: Lucille Mattox
Lucille Rowan Lloyd A. Turner A.
Wlnton Blaine Florence Locke Roy
Shahan William Ward Allen Hule
Hartley Floyd Buchanan Marybel
Brennand Jcsso C. Baldwin II. H.
Balderree Doris Beverlyn Reeves
Made For Seniors
As a send-off to the 1931-32
Bronco's season annual photos for
the yearbook aro now being mado.
Sinco Thursday seniors havo been
before tho lens but after Monday
according to Bronco officials juniors
will bo assembled for pictures.
Tho photographer's location is in
tho outer Bronco office. In eliminat-
ing delays in Bronco photography
which are usually in order the" staff
urges that students appear early.
Timely announcements will bo made
in chapel next week relating to tho
dates for sonhomoro and freshmen
Choral Club Draws
Big Group At First
Trials On Tuesday
Approximately 42 girls havo tried
out for tho Simmons university choral
club sinco Tuesday tha day of tho
initial meeting. Trials aro held for
each member previous to her becom-
ing a member and from thoso who try
out tho choral group is selected.
"This number of 42 is in excess of
last year and many good voices have
been found among thoso trying out"
explained tho director Professor
James W. Work head of the voice
Eligibility to membership fs reck-
oned only on grade of voice.
Thirty-five girls wero present at
the gathering Tuesday and duringhe
program Mr. Work outlined tho work
of tho club. The director expects to
be ablo to give a very interesting pro-
gram soon and also announces that
he expects to glvo aeyeral out of town
entertainments during this term.
To Trying Week
In Initiation Mill
Slicked Hair No Cosmetics
Following a busy week of social
activities including a reception and
picnic supper at the country club a
sunrise breakfast a picture show
party and a seated tea twenty-seven
new members wero picked from forty
rushees. New Cowgirls wcro an-
nounced Tuesday and a week- of in-
itiation was begun with a meeting at
Marston gym whero rushees "wero
put through the mill in grand style.
New Cowgirls are easily dis-
tinguished ns tho girls with hair
slicked down and tucked behind their
oars without tho aid of cosmetics
and wearing tennis shoes.
27 new members wcro added in tho
festivities that camo to a close Tues-
day night. They were: Mercedes
Robertson Fort Worth; Sue Reed
Big Spring; Ita Reynolds Stamford;
Peggy Gideon Dallas; Jewel Watson
Welasco; Vauda Smith Van Horn; Jo
Beth Horton Rising Star; Ircno
Hollis Clyde; Mildred Horton Ovalo;
Donna McGowcn Boird.
Farrell Plaster Colorado; Sally
Eakin Sweetwater; Elizabeth Jobe
Sweetwater; Ruby Ferguson Bollin-
ger; Mnrguerito Parris Ballinger;
Mildred Corley ' Eaglo Lake; Sarah
Upshaw Stamford; Lona Joyner
(Continued on Page 4)
Most Beautiful Of
SU Co-eds Will Be
Chosen By Election
Bronco Sponsors Plan For
Awarding Title By
Simmons co-eds whom tho good
fairy has endowed with more Ifh.an tho
usual allotment of feminine charms
will seo new worlds to conquer in tho
proposed contest for tho selection of
"tho most beautiful girl" that tho
Bronco staff is planning as a new
featuro of this years' annual.
Floyd Clark who is tho Bronco
editor has outlined a plan whereby
tho different classes will select two
girls to represent each class. Tho
total eight girls who receive this
distinction will then competo in an-
other elimination contest to detcrmino
tho final winner.
Tho winner will bo selected by
popular vote of the entiro male stu-
(Continucd on Pago 4)
Louisiana Student Is Son of
Grad of First 'Class
And tho spirit of Simmons shall go
on even to the next generation
would bo a fitting title of a tale told
by a member of this years' freshman
Slimo Edwin Brock should need no
prompting on tho traditions gags and
other methods popularly employed to
give tho frcshio a workable knowledge
of his school. Brock is tho son of a
member of the first class ever to
graduate from what was then Sim-
mons College. His father John B.
Brock got his "certificate of gradua-
tion in 1800 which was exactly four
years after tho first organization of
tho college in 1802.
Edwin tells of how his father has
always taught him to lovo Simmons
nnd consider her as the placo where
somedoy ho would bo "ono of tho
boys." When discussing his father's
wish for him to como to Simmons he
"I just always considered that
there was ho placo to go but hero.
From the way daddy has always
talked of tho school I havo never
doubted tho fact that I would be
satisfied when I finally reached here."
Tho Brock homo..ls--iif"OnelousM.
Louisiana and this is the first trip"""-'"
west the young Brock has made.
Brock Senior is a construction con-'
tractor and although he is fifty-seven
years of ago and was a student here
thirty-six years ago tho old Simmons
spirit is burning strong.
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