The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 33, Ed. 1, Saturday, June 4, 1932 Page: 2 of 4
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THE SIMMONS BRAND
First place in Texas Intercollegiate Press Association 1932.
First place in Texas Intercollegiate Press Association 1931.
A weekly college newspaper published every Saturday during
the school ear by the Simmons Press Club in the interest of the
Student Body of Simmons University.
Entered as second class mail matter June 22 1917 at the postoffice
at Abilene Texas under act of March 3 1912.
Subscription price per year. $2.00
LARGER UNIVERSITIES MAKE DECIDED
CHANGES IN METHODS REQUIREMENTS
into his native city once said: "What need hath a city for
huge gaps in the city walls which wallsof stone when protected by
custom demanded be broken for walls of muscle heart and Intel
the entrance of the Olympic victor jlcct?"
Rehrns Quality Bread
1274 South 2nd
Office: First Floor Science Building z
Downtown Office: Fisk Publishing Company
Troy Griffin Editor
Mike Barrett Business Manager
P. J. Manly Assistant
By JAMES CRENSHAW ' to stimulate student rcsponsibil
Editor College News Service ity.
Anyone who says that Ameri 2. General attacks on grading
can higher education is becoming systems and credit hours both by
standardized had better take a post faculty members and students
graduate course in obseivational with neither knowing exactly what
perspicacity. to do.
For though there obviously are Some suggest granting degree3
certain significant coordinative to students on the basis ot person- WELCOME SUMMER STUDENTS
movements part of a great cur- al observation; still others would $
rent of development moving gen- depend upon comprehensive exam-1 I . rj-vrQ nr AirrV Qt-IOD
erally in one direction styles in inations. There is a general in-':; rKAINlo DcAU 1 I orUJi'
higher education are becoming so 'clination toward this latter sug- ji Mrs. S. J. Bowman
vnrinrrntml thnt nnu can almost or-1 trcstion. with or without course Phono 4105 2109 Hickory
der an education like the best grades; North Dakota U. this year flgTHSBBSHBEBaggmBB
clothes to fit one's personality will for the first time demand that
It is not to be denied qf course ( liberal arts and education seniors
that important coordinative trends take comprehensives in their ma-1 1
are apparent as in the case of Ore- jor fields. Columbia's School of
gon which has just decided to Journalism plans to institute at
combine its five institutions of "pass-fail" system.
higher learning under one admin-. 3. Introduction of tutors ; Har- J
vard i ale fnnceton and Wiscon
Summer school has begun! And with the opening of this new
quarter there are many new faces among us. There may even be
tliose who have never been here to school before. That offers an
unusual challenge to the old students and the administration.
To those who are familiar with the Simmons spirit there is
little need for the extending of greeting because they know the lies
of fellowship that exist among the students. To those who are
here for their first time we want to say "Hello we are glad you
For years the West has been noted for its sincere hospitality.
For a half century this principle has been practiced in a sacred
manner at Simmons as a true daughter of the West. We want you
to feel this spirit and realize that there are those here who will prove
themselves dear to you before the Summer is over. And when the
term is completed and you go away to your home if there is a warm
spot in your heart for Simmons the students and the administration
then your stay here has been worth while if you have not accom-
plished a tiling in your class work.
The faculty is one of the best to be found in any school of its
size anywhere. Their distinguishing quality besides being compe-
tent in their respective field is the personal interest which they will
manifest in you as a student. There will be a closer contact which
favors better results in the acquisition of knowledge. This feature
is a hallowed tradition here. Our instructors are more than peda-
gogues they are our friends and confidential advisers.
So then we might say to the new students: we are fortunate to
have you here we feel you will like Simmons we hope that you do
Make yourself at home!
GO TO THE LIBRARY
sin are conspicuous examples. At
Lafayette College in ePnnsylvan-
ia a system of fraternity tutors or
advisers was was instituted this
4. Introduction of honors cour-
istration: of Washington which
may take similar steps and Cali-
fornia where a Carnegie survey
now in progress promises a closer
cooperation between numerous
publicly endowed regional colleg-
es and the state universitv.
These however are evidence of scs for students adjudged capable
mutation rather than standardiza- of guiding their own studies with
lion a groping after the right ed- faculty advice.
ucatfonal pattern which will best) 5. Suspension of class rccita
satisfy the" needs of a younger tions two weeks prior to final ex-
generation now in the throes of a animations Harvard Yale
vital economic readjustment. ! 6. Extension of courtesy priv-
This mutation is not sectional ileees to "rovin" students who
It is the keynote of progress in wish to attend certain classes and
practically every major and most lectures without credit in addition
minor institutions of higher learn- to scheduled courses. Syracuse
ing in America. All are experi- U. approved this idea last fall
menting to a greater or lesses de-1 Not a comprehensive survey of
gree with new types of curricula .all the new movements nor even
new educational formulae and in perhaps the most outstanding cur-
several cases (e. g. the Universi- rent examples of educational
ties of Chicago and Wisconsin) t change these "symptoms" never-
entirely radical departures from tlieless serve to indicate something
the beaten path
Here are a few selected "inner"
symptoms of mutation:
1. The movement opposing
compulsory class attendance.
Within recent months the Uni-'
versity of Illinois under its ;iew J OLYMPIC
JUCSlUCIll UU11 IVUUUUU1II v-uusc i
more far reaching than the uuiul
year-by-year advances of educa-
tion. The Wur retarded education;
1 me ucprcssion appeals to De a
has abolished a rigid cut sys-
tem making students responsible
only to individual instructors.
By LEONARD HORVVIN
Reversing the directions given
by a famous American to "Go
has taken similar West young man!" 203 running
one ot it colleges lumping throwing ridincr. niul
State has eliminated the negative
Of course there are things vou might think of to do that would credit for excessive cuts and has
be more uleasure than snendincr an hour in the library everv night substituted a plan whereby best
but we doubt that they would be nearly so worth-while.
For tliose who are just entering school here we might say that
the library is the building nearest Mary Frances Hall. And Be-
sides being just a building it houses one of the best collections of
(education) going so far as to what-have-you young Japanese
allow unlimited cuts; Michigan forming the largest foreign athlet.
books both fiction and pertaining to specific courses that is to be
found in this section of the state. You pay a library fee along with
your tuition and you are being cheated unless you use it.
Practically all instructors of advanced courses will tell you
that more is to be learned from individual research than from the
classroom. That means that for three dollars you are having a
course opened to you that is wider more comprehensive and more
efficient than you have listed on your schedule at a higher rate.
Reading constitutes experience that you can never expect to
encounter in the original. It sets up a store of facts that will elim-
inate much study grind because of the great number of possible rela-
tive associations you will be able to set up with subject matter in
One sure way to impress the instructor is to show evidence
in a paper or test that research work is being done. He will ap-
preciate the fact that you have an angle of approach besides that
gained through the study of the bare rudiments. This knowledge
will also aid in setting up a relation between the subject matter of
the classroom and life.
The phrase: "Reading makes the full man' was not idly said.
If you are serious in your pursuit of knowledge then you do not
doubt the wisdom of the words! We present the Simmons library
for your approval and use.
ARE YOU A SLACKER?
students are granted the privilege
of voluntary class attendance;
Idaho has abolished penalties for
ic group among the 2000 or more
athletes m the Olympic Games
are going east to Los Ange'es for
the Ath Ulympiad July 30th to
bt. Peter unlocking the nnnrlv
class absences.... many other col- gates can 'lace no rrnifr ilimmr
leges are experimenting with new than San Pedro (Spanish for St.
class attendance plans designed
This Week's Poem
Recently one Simmons student was approached on the subject
of where he purchased certain articles. The names of some of the
firms are listed among the Brand advertisers while still others were
not. When asked why he bougljt from certain of the number who
do not advertise he replied:
"I don't know I just find it handier or something."
This student did not realize what he was doing. He was cutting
the throat of a friend. He was bitting the hand oT one who was
feeding him. He was aiding the coercion of one who was making
his paper possible. And what would Simmons be without a paper
the voice of students? '
Tiis year more than ever before the Brand feels indebted to
tliose who make the paper possible. It is not enough to say "thank
you." the students owe them every consideration when making their
purchases. They have proved that they are interested in serving
you by making an appeal in your paper. Read their message and
give them a fair chance.
This week we are sending a number of complimentary copies
of the Brand to student friends. If you wish to receive an issue
every week fill out this blank and send it Ifith fifty cents to Mike
Barrett Business Manager Simmons Brand
St. and No 4. .
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When the twilight is a purple haze
And daylight seems to linger
Comes a dream that's like a fing-
er Pointing on to golden days.
And when above the sycamore
I see a lone pale star
A dream ship leaves a ghostly
For foreign lands afar.
I-A 1 41nu.B- 1 . . t
itici; uiuurwise Known as the
Los Angeles harbor Will face
.from about June 28 on. Groups!
.not only from Japan but from
rIndia China South America and 1
oiuer ponus in the tour or more
corners of the earth will be slip-
ping through the teeming water-
ways of the harbor past the sheer
cliffs of Point Firmin past Fort
MacArlhur and gleaming Cabril-
Sons of NiDDon Make Bid
From Japan alone according!
to cabled advices a solid block
of some six to seven thousand Nip- j
ponese rooters in addition to the
athletes are expected to arrive for
the games greeting some of their
compatriots as their steamers pass
tl. ..:... . 11 -r '
iuuuu lypicany Japanese
I've sent the little ship away from
Now there's just its tiny sail a-
Outward bound across the rolling
fji . mi ' m ' . . ' . r
Adventure bound the little ship Vs' "S-vinage on terminal Island
-going mrr.!arb0r- T
iuiwhui i.cu nuKuzawa Jap-
anese Olympic attache in Los An-
geles tells us that the sons of Nip-
pon first became Olympic-minded
with the entering of two men in
the 1912 games at Stockholm.
They thrilled to the sight of the
It is loaded with ambitions to the !usin8 3 " Jn"er unturled in to-
railing f.en of Japanese victory for the
And it holds its course steadfastly in tIme1at Amsterdam when Oda
r: j .. I tK the hop. step and iumn. Ruf
Into the hazy twilight it is sailing Otympic-mmdedness will change
ai .. 5iQ m n:0i.i :. I almost to Olympic fanaticism in
1932 mith the events being held
And now its almost
The little ship I sent with dreams
Far o'er the gleaming waters of
Where will it touch on some far
That little ship that sailed so far
As I look up to that single star
I wonder what1 that ship will bring
What will that galleon hold on
Across the golden waters of the
on the shores of the Panifir nA
Nippon ready to make a supreme
bid for Olympic mastery.
For every Japanese victor in
1932 influential Japanese are
1912 influential Japanese are
planning to transport the very ma-
terials of the two-room cottage in
Olympic village which he will oc
cupy along with three other ath.
letes to his native town in the
land of cherry blososms when it
will be set up as a commemorative
monument a moving appeal as
I History has it that the Greek
Isage of old standing beside diet
Dr. John A. Roberson
Announces the removal elf hid 'Offices to
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The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 33, Ed. 1, Saturday, June 4, 1932, newspaper, June 4, 1932; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth98025/m1/2/: accessed March 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.