The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 5, Ed. 1, Saturday, October 21, 1933 Page: 1 of 2
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V Simmons Brand
SIMMONS UNIVERSITY ABILENE TEXAS OCTOBER 21 1933
SOPHOMORES AND FRESHMEN CHOOSE NEW OFFICIALS
From the press box at T. C. U. sta-
dium in Fort Worth we see all and
know nothing this beautiful week-
end. Everybody had a big time at tho
game. Mabcrry White and a few
more of the lads ruined this YEAR'S
allowance with their escorts but why
worry about that. We'll all have
somo more money next year. What
was hard to understand though was
why oh why did McCollum Bcntley
Ramsey and others come home Satur-
day night while their maidens fair
remained in Cowton. As Jake would
say "We must look farther into this
While sojourning with our contem-
porary Sewell in the town with the
cow smell we ran across a couple of
the old lalthfuls Tyson and Swank
Fort Worth's disgrace. The "Battling
Kid" is a big engraver now while bro-
ther Swank is preaching' in a good
way at a Baptist church. The man
from Mexico George Lacy was also
around. Didn't see the missus though.
Picked up Fred Chisholm in Mineral
Well and had to put up with his com-
pany for about twelve hours. Maybe
time will heal the wound.
Rumor has it that a local ed who
beats or thumps the bass drum with
the Cowboy Bandits and sings second
from the end in Ihe Cow quartet can't
"take it" By take it they must mean
. . It happened last Sunday night
anyhow. Those present included Pratt
Steve dash and another dash. We
got hush money from the other two.
Maybe it is true. Critics say so.
The milkman's daughter started to
the game with our business manager.
She got there with RIGSBY Howell
'and another unidentified slime. Such
popularity must be deserved or de-
manded. Fete Shaw announces the removal
of his tonsils last Sunday night. Doc-
tors announce that he has an even
chance to recover as the operation was
And galloping over the greens is
Charlie McGraw the builder of or-
chestras and tennis players. A glance
at her form reminds us of the days
of Ichabod Crane when he paced over
the countryside on his lanky mare.
No offense Just a remark..
The sophomore gals nearly pulled a
fait one in running the dame String-
r for president of the class. Too
many campaign speeches too many
boys and the wrong candidate de-
feated her badly. This jolitical frame-
up stuff must be becoming a thing of
the past These frails do get ambi-
tious at times though and try to pull
the strong arm stuff but it just will
On this campus there is a certain
beautiful young lady who wants or
expects to be university queen. She
la fitted for the title but is going to
defeat herself if she doesn't watch
out Be careful in the selection of
your backers our dear young friend
and don't be "soft-soaped" into be-
..Ueving that they can elect you. Run
e your own merits and be elected
but a cat will be able to count the
rotes you get if this group attempts
ta allifH themselves with you. A hint
to the wise SHOULD be sufficient.
The "Dutch Date" idea is gaining
sew followers every day In fact it
seems as if it will be a cinch to get
it into operation within a short time.
A few of the Mary Frances sleepers
who can't see a good thing when it
comes around are griping themselves
to death because it is going to cost
them a thin dime but the Masses will
speak and when they do "Oh you gals
who are going to be left at home."
Try listening to the other side for a
time and you will be convinced. It
may be a surprise but try it for a
change. The effect will be marvelous.
To keep up the old spirit and to ad-
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Barnett To Speak
On State Program
At Denton Session
Group Attending From S. U.
To Present Pageant
Simmons Quota Is 30
Invitation To Attend Includes
All Students In Simmons
The annual state convention of the
baptist Student Union will meet in
its first session at the First Baptist
church Denton Friday morning Oc
tober 27. The convention including
all Baptist and-state schools through-
out Texas will continue through the
Simmons will be represented on the
program by Kelly Barnett who is
also a member of the state Baptist
Student Union executive committee.
All students are invited to attend the
sessions the Simmons quota being 30.
The program this year will fcaturo
many prominent statewide leaders
and workers. Some of the notable
speakers are: Dr. William Hall Pres-
ton statewide leader; Dr. Marshall
Craig Dallas pastor; Robert Fling
state B. S. U. president; Dr. J. How
ard Williams executive secretary for
Texas Baptists; Dr. B. L. Lockelt
missionary to Africa supported by
the Abilene Baptist church; and Dr.
I. E. Reynolds song leader from the
Eighteen other state conventions
have been scheduled throughout the
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B. T. S. Delegates
Return To Campus
Simmons Students Conduct
Study Course In Four
The Simmons students who attended
tho B. T. S. meeting at Denton return-
ed to the campus late Saturday night.
Vernon Ycarby Wilhelmina Krop-
scott Mrs. James N. Easterwood
Grace Carol Ponder Foy King and
Chester McClelland left Abilene Sat-
urday morning October 7 and ar-
rived in Fort Worth in time to attend
the associatlonal meeting at tho
Broadway Baptist church at 2:30. One
hundred and seventy-two Baptist stu-
dents were used in district twelvo
which consists of twelve counties.
Baylor college sent thirty-five stud
ents Howard Payne forty Baylor
university 50 and the Baptist Semi-
Simmons students were sent to
work in Denton county. Mrs. Easter-
wood Vernon Yearby and Wilhel
mina Kropscott taught at tho First
Baptist church; Grace Carol Ponder
directed tho school at Littlo Elm;
Chester McClelland directed the work
at tho Trinity church and Foy .King
taught at Justin whero he is remain
ing to teach another week.
Miss Kropscott spoke to the B S.
U. council at C. I. A. and Vernon
Yearby spoke at the cabinet meeting
of the Fellowship Sunday school class
of tho North Texas State Teachers'
Whilo teaching in tho various places
the students wore entertained in tho
homes of Baptist citizens.
Try-outs for membership in tho O.
and D. Council were held Monday eve-
ning at 7:30 v in Prof. Stephenson's
room in tho Science hall.
New officers were elected which
included Mack Eplen president; How
ard McLaughlin vice prosldent; Sam
Chambers secretary: N. J. Wbstmore-
land treasurer and Kelly Barnett
Those who tried out wore Wlllard
Foster Rlgsby Barnes. James K. Polk.
Walter Kerr J R. Black and Richard
Plans were made for a social to be
I held in the near future.
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Well Feel Good
BERKLEY Cal. (IP). Becauso
they have been better fed than many
other peoples Americans in tho last
few decades actually have developed
a better physique as a nation in tho
opinion of Prof. Agnes Fay Morgan
of the University of California.
It now remains she says to see if
nutriment may not have somo bear
ing on tho solution of other problems
such as the prevention and euro of
mnllgnont growths such as cancer;
the control of susceptibility to infec
tious diseases and tho prevention of
the circulatory and metabolic diseases
which nro now the chief causes of
death of middle-aged and elderly per
Prof. Rich Speaks
At B. A. Convention
Local Professor Is Elected
Prof. Wiley D. Rich head of tho
business administration department
of Simmons was one of the principal
spcakors at the Texas Association of
University Instructors in Accounting
which convened in Houston October 13.
The paper "Law and tho Certified
Public Accountant's Certificate" is a
part of Prof. Rich's Ph. D. disserta
tion which' he plans to present to Col
umbia University during the present
Prof. Rich was elected secretary-
treasurer of the association for the
coming year. Other officers are:
Prof.. Chester Fj.Lay University of
Texas president; and Prof. Ruppert
Sam Houston State Teachers college
The program for the convention
included a welcome address by John
J. Gannon member of tho Stato
Board of Public Accountancy of Tex
as and addresses by Frank L. Wil-
cox of Waco chairman of tho State
Board of Public Accountancy; and by
Dr. Lay professor of accounting and
management at tho university of
Cast Feature Play
A three-act play entitled "Go
Ahead" was cast at a meeting held
by the Players club Wednesday night.
Tho cast of the ploy which is to
bo tho club's term production was
selected as the following: Steilitz
Clint Irwin; Koppcr Ivan Flynn;
David Sam Chambers; Leo Charles
Gaunt; Doffie Valda Moore; Zvorak
Estelle Hancock; Mrs. Malone Clau-
dine Young; Helen Ruth Scott; Mrs.
Blean Frances Couch; Mrs. Kopper
Olllo Lena Olscn.
Estelle Hancock Rochester was
elected by the club as the new secre-
tary to take tho place of Hollis Ham
mond Tye who will not be back in
school this year.
A one-act play was cast last week
by tho Players. Sam Chambers
president is to act as tho director
of the play which is to bo presented
in chapel soon.
Tho cast consists of: Tommle Bor
on Harold Haley Charles Gaunt
Elizabeth Evans Mildred Burnet
Rigsby Barns Josephine Bryan Ru-
The Players club plans to present
this one-act play in Balrd sometime
in tho near future.
Students who qualified as appren
tice players in try-outs hold lost week
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Classical Club Elects
Ollie Olsen President
Ollie Lena Olsen was elected nresl-
dent of the Classical club last Thurs
day in their initial meeting of tho
James Easterwood Abilene was
named vice-president: Lucille Wind-
ham Abilene secretary; Jane Guinn
ADiiene Treasurer; and Frances Law-
lis Abilene reporter.
Plans for the year's work were
made This year the club. plans to
study the life and the customs of the
Greeks and the Romans and also study
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Photos For Annual
Being Taken More
Rapidly Than Usual
Freshmen Ahead With 98;
Juniors Next With
An Increase is shown in the num-
ber of pictures mado for the Bronco
this year and in the number taken.
Last year nt this time according to
Martin Murdock editor. A total of 183
pictures have been taken so far. The
freshmen are nhead with 08 pictures
the seniors are next with 50 and the
sophomore and junior classes are tied
with only 2Q out of eqch class.
The staff has not been completely
selected but the proposed staff fol-
lows according to Mr. Murdock.
Assistant editors Ivan Flynn and
Grayson Ray; managing editor Wll-
lard Foster; art editor Milton McKen-
zle William Gauntt and Arwood Rich
ardson Valda Moore Jock Henslcy
and SlbyTGIass; featuro writers Grace
Ponder Dons Garrett and Katherine
(Continued on page 2)
Ministers Hear Talks "
On Duties At School
Relations and obligations of min
isterial students to tho university
were discussed in tho regular meet-
ing of tho council Friday night.
Vernle Pipes was in charge of the
devotional. The program included:
"His Relationship to Classes" by
Kelly Barnett; "His Relationshin to
The Campus" by James Easterwood;
"His Financial Relationships" by
Frank Burress; and "His Obligation
to Simmons" by N. J. Westmoreland.
Frederick Lieck of Houston was
voted into membership.
Shall The "Favored Sixteen" Rule?
The first shot has been fired and
the "Dutch Date" idea is being
carefully considered.-- Out of a
census of approximately ono hun-
dred students ninety per cent wero
In favor of the new scheme. Those
Interviewed included campus po-
litical leaders student officials
athletes co-eds and members of all
classes. Several faculty members
were also asked to state thoir stand
toward the matter and each ex-
pressed the desiro to seo It in
Tho stand we take-is this. Would
it not be better for the student
body as a whole that dating at
Simmons university be put on a
new basis whereby a much larger
number would huvo the chance and
privilege of leaving the campus in
company with a member of tho op-
posite sex? Thero is not a girl
in Mary Frances hall or enrolled
In Simmons university who had not
rather take her few nickels and go
to a show with a boy than to stay
in the hall by herself on date
nights or go to town with ono or
There have been statements made
recently by opponents to tho plan
Stude Sells Story
To Galleon Press
His Work Is Judged Best In
Volume Of Stories
Thomas Brasher of Abilene junior
in Simmons will have dedicated to
him the 1933 edition of "American
Short Stories" according to an an-
nouncement of the Galleon Press pub
lishers of the volume.
"Suzanna Don't You Cry." is the
name of Brnsher's story which was
judged best in the "American Short
Stories for .1932." After winning the
contest Brasher was asked bv tho
Press to write for their publication a
group of negro short shories.
Pnes one of $100 and two of $25
each will be given for the best stor
ies published in this year's volume.
"Darkness of the Plains" by Brasher
has been accepted for publication.
and although winners in tho contest
have not been announced officials
have informed him that his story is
as good as the one of last year.
Brasher is n transfer from tho
Gibbs Medal Discussed
At Science Club Meet
William Earl Ragsdalo was the
principal speaker at tho meeting of
the science club Mondav mornlnp.
briefly discussing "The Anniversary
of Joseph Priestley" and "Richard
Wilstatter the 1933 recipient of the
Willard Gibbs Medal."
Dr. Olsen sponsor of the club then
told of his personal experiences with
Dr. Gibbs and his experiences in his
that the reason more girls are not
going places ig becauso tho men
aro "snooty" and prefer their own
company. They are exactly ono
hundred percent wrong. Practi-
cally every boy in Simmons is com-
ing to school through a sacrifico
on someone's part. Cash for them
is a thing to bo conserved and not
thrown away on foolishness. They
all havo tho desiro to "court the
ladies" but find it impossible to do
so because "thero ain't no money."
This then is the true cause and adds
materially to tho argument of
those advocating the change.
Tho timo to support a woman is
after marriage not before. Local
co-eds may havo tho idea that it is
the duty of their boy friend to Bee
that their every whim and desire
is satisfied. Again they have the
wrong attitude. In all fairness to
the other girls here had not you
"favored sixteen" rather help a
bit and in so doing seo the other
hundreds spend a happy year in
The problem before us is and
must be': Shall dating die and the
sixteen go places or shall tho
masses be happy through "Dutch
Backer of NR A
LOS ANGELES (IP). "You'll tta
a long way with Roosevelt. Back him
That was the essence (though not
the exact language) of a message sent
to Germans in tho United State l.v
the former German Kaiser through a
recent visitor to his Dorn castle Dr.
Rufus B. von Klcinsmld. Dresldent of
the University of Southern California.
The California educator said he
found Kaiser Wllhelm "keenly olive
to world affairs" and constantly
watching developments in tho America
Students To Elect
Nominees To Be Placed On
Three Weeks' Probation
Sixteen girls from tho student body
of Simmons university will be select-
ed during the coming week as candi-
dates for Bronco "Sweethearts."
Each of the four classes freshman
sophomore junior and senior will
nominate f ou girls who will be placed
on a week's probation for considera-
tion of the class before a final vote.
The candidates will be presented nt
tho annual all-university Halloween
party and photographs of tho nomi-
nees will be displayed in a prominent
place on the' campus to enable stu-
dents to see exactly how they will ap-
pear in the yearbook if selected as a
Classes To Vote
Each class will vote by secret bal
lot on its candidates. The ballot sys
tem to bo used will give a candidate
five points for first choicetwo points
for second choice and one" point for
Martin Murdock editor of the
Bronco states that nominees must be
selected on the basis that they aro
representative girls well liked in
their class good sports and will
make a good appearance on the pages
of the yearbook.
Course For B. S. U.
Will Start Friday
A study course in B. S. U. work will
begin Friday October 27 Miss A. M.
Carpenter has announced.
Tho manual that will be used is ed
ited by Frank H. Leavell southwido
director of student work under the
Southern Baptist Convention with
headquarters with the Sunday school
board which publishes all their lit-
erature in Nashville Tenn.
The course is to bo taught by Prof.
H. R. Arrant. AH members of the B.
S. U. council are expected to enroll.
Miss Carpenter stated that Simmons
B S. U. members are striving to ob-
tain the First Magnitude (Honor
roll) of the Baptist Student Union
among Baptist schools of the South.
Tho ten standard requirements for
the honor roll aro as follows: 1. Rep-
resentation: Each Baptist religious
group unit organization represented
on tho council (Y. W. A. Ministerial
Council Tho Volunteor Band Sunday
School and B. Y. P. U.) 2. Council
meetings: A B. S-U. Council meeting
at least once a week. 3 Officers nnd
Committees: At least tho principal
officers and committees mentioned in
tho constitution functioning making
weekly reports. 4. Participation: At
least 25 per cent of Baptist students
members of at least ono of tho unit
organizations B. Y. P. U. and Sunday
School for a period of three consecu-
(Continued on page 2)
Dr. D. M. Wiggins dean of students
of Simmons university spoke to the
Runnells county Teachers' conference
at tho Ballingor high school Satur-
day The subject was "Teacher
Training in 1033."
Monday October 23 the Oil Belt
Education association will meet at
Abilene and Dr. Wiggins will speak
on "Reorganization of tho Curricu-
lum to Meet Present Day Needs"
After Heated Race
Juniors Choose Ribblc Polk
And Grant As
Rigsby Tolead Slimes
Byaraly Corley Guinn and
Green To Run For
Heated elections marked tho meet
ings of all four classes of Simmons
university in session Tuesday morn-
Ing. Fur flew most at the sophomore
session whero tho class could agree
on only one officer and wan forced
to defer election of others until a later
Kelly Barnett. Joncsboro. Arkansnii.
was chosen to lead tho second group
after a gruelling raco with Ruby Lee.
Strlngor Memphis Mary Frances
hall candidate. Tho meeting was op-
ened by Vernon Yearby last year's
freshman leader and after about thir-
ty minutes of quarrels dismitc nnd
objections and after six candidates
had been nominated for the rresi-
dency Yearby declared all nomina
tions out of order and refused to go
on until the class had taken a new
start. Barnett. Strinzer nnd Valda
Moore wero then placed on tho ballot
with Barnett winning by a small ma-
jority. Rigsby for Fish
Theo Riesby. Snyder wan chosen
to lead the freshmen as resident
He won after a close race with J. G.
(Continued on pago two)
Department Of Art
Making Place Cards
First Meeting Held Tuesday;'
In the first regular meeting of the
year of the Simmons university art
league Tuesday afternoon in tho stu-
dio of tho Fine Arts building Miss
A. M. Carpenter head of the depart-
ment of art announced that the de-
partment would furnish place cards
for the fine arts banquet to be held
by the Texas Federation of Women's
Clubs in Austin November 13. Mrs.
G. Fiskc state chairman of art ask-
ed that the Simmons art students
make place cards carrying out tho
idea of literature for tho banquet.
Other schools will furnish cards carry-
ing out the ideas of music and art.
Miss Carpenter will also furnish her
miniature piano easel and palette and
small books and book-ends as decora-
tions for tho speaker's table.
To Award Medals
Another announcement especially
of interest to art students regarded
tho threo medals to bo awarded at
the end of the year. C. M. Presley
jeweler in Abilene will award a medal
to the student having tho highest
grades; Miss Carpenter to tho student
making tho most original design dur-
ing the year; and Miss Lacy to the
student showing tHb most improve-
ment in his or her work.
Miss Lacy gave a very interesting
lecture on tho subject "How to Look
Tho members decided to meet on the
first and third Tuesdays of each
month at 4:30 in tho afternoon.
A picnic in connection wlthskotch-
(Continued on pago 2)
Prof. Burnam To Meet
With Math Teachers
Prof. J. E. Burnam head of the
mathematics department of Simmons
university left Friday for Shroveport
La. where teachers from several gulf
states will meet to organize an asso
ciation of math teachers.
"This will include Texas Missis
sippi Louisiana and probably all tho
gulf states" said Prof. Burnam. The
meeting will bo held Saturday eve-
ning at Centenary college.
Thero is a national association of
mathematics teachers bui no southern
association has been formed to date.
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