The Simmons Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 26, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 28, 1934 Page: 1 of 4
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T. I. P. A. Delegates
SIMMONS UNIVERSITY ABILENE TEXAS APRIL 28 1934
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THRONG CAMPUS TODAY
Press Convention In Session At A.C.C.
Will Climax Three
Max Bcntley Is Main Speaker
At Opening Assembly
Climnx to the annual convention of
This saace had been csncclally re-
BbiVSor a catty remark to the per-
on or persons who stole my poemtry
last week. "The Young Lady From
Decatur" was my 1934 gift to the
literary public when lo and behold
I find it adorning another space.
Maybe I'm losing my grip anyway.
Since the Female Cow Tenders
ain't having anything to do with the
paper this week you my many ad-
mirers "will get a big glimpse of what
is going on behind the curtains nt
your old institution. I ain't mad nt
nobody not even the gls who think the Texas Intercollegiate Press Asso-
that it is funny that they put one cintion will be the banquet to be held
over on me. (They think). Watch for in the modernistic ballroom of the
another issuo of the "Shopper's Wootcn hotel tonight at 8 o'clock nt
.Guido" at an early date I don't guess which time awards will be mado for
the 1934 contests by William Gray
Rev. F. M. Warren pastor of the
First Christian church of this city
is to be the main speaker with other
features to bo offered as entertain
ment. A novel theme has been work-
ed out by tho committee in charge
which promises to make the affair
one of tho most unique in tho his-
tory of the association.
Delegates from 12 Texas colleges
andlinivcrsities will dine nt noon to-
day in the A. C. C. dining hall with
election of officers for tho next year
to follow In the afternoon. Selection
of the 1935 convention city will also
take place at this time. The session
will be dismissed early in order that
delegates may attend the Amos n
Andy stage show nt the Paramount
Student journalists numbering
more than 150 arrived on the A. C. C.
campus Thursday and Friday and
have taken part in all meetings and
social affairs. Registration began
Thursday afternoon in the girls' dor-
mitory" with a party following In the
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I'll pass up the high school seniors
and the T. I. P. A. with only a little
notice. You ain't interested in what
they arc doing anyway. What you
want is more sarcastic remarks or do
you? Don't forget to give them all
the glad hand in passing. We're lucky
to hare them here.
And then GLADYS FOLEY says
that the gal who called OSWALD
LEE at Mary Frances Sunday night
must have been pretty neat or Oswald
would not have known her.
It is with more than ordinary pleasure that I take this means of
expressing tho most genuine welcome of which I am capable to every
high school senior flrho is a visitor on our campus today. This is on
occasion which should mean much to each of you in making contacts
and associations of inestimable value and to that end we aro directing
our every effort.
Simmons university is happy to have you and your parents and
your friends as our guests today. Wo want you to bo at homo with
us and to feel that wo are nt your service to make this day all that
it Bhould be for you.
In behalf of the trustees tho faculty and the student body I
say to you "Welcome to Simmons university."
25 Candidates Throw Hats
In Ring For Political Jobs
Bronco Off Press
Says Book Editor
Those who have felt that with the
graduation of the political "big shots"
such things on the campus would suf-
fer can now ease their minds as a
new leaderhaTappcare'd on the scene.
Alas a female Kennedy is among us
in the person of VALDA MOORE
who with the aid of BILLY MORROW
and a few others broke a 25 year tra-
dition when she talked the sophs into
leaving the seniors at home at the
picnic Monday. And were the sen-
iors tickled? They had a much bet-
ter time by themselves you smart
You band boys quit trying to make
hits with the high school lassies. You
ain't out of town. There are other
Yeh he's really here. Your ex-correspondent
TROY TRUXTON GRIF-
FIN the scourge of Deport. There
will be a special column in the Brand
next week by Truxton on condition as
he sees them at ihe present. This
' wantfitf shoHld be'enough for youse
y'r guys aao youse imis.
Library loafers have started a new
game. They sit in the trees on the
ground on the benches and some
just sit and make bets as who will
take BETH HAMM home from tho
seat of learning. What is this strange
power the prido of Merkcl holds over
the stronger sex? No you missed.
Art League Work
To Be Shown Soon
Pupils Exhibit Sketches At
Texas Meeting In
They tell me that the Quirt section
of the 1934 Bronco is a dinger and
when I say dinger I mean dingcree.
In fact everybody's fact will burn.
MURDOCH is accepting "insulting
bribes" at his office on the third
floor of the Science building.
TJntll something re-ally interesting
shows up carry von to the bitter end.
Make me a sentence with the phrase
"bitter end." "LURA MAE FROST
sat down on an ant and he
Work by members of the Simmons
university art leaguo will be shown
nt the exhibition of pictures at the
meeting of the Texas Fine Arts asso-
ciation in Austin May 4 and 5. Misses
A. M. Carpenter and Suclla Lacy are
sponsors of the club while John
Nicholson is president.
Students who will exhibit and their
. John Nicholson "Abstract Calla
Lily" a study based on the diagonal
in water color.
Robert' Finney "Autumn Sun
shine" a naturalistic study in pastels.
Milton McKcnzie "Abilene Hall"
in water color and "Sentinel Pines"
creative work in oils.
Lois Rister "After tho Shower"
and "A Study in Green and Purples.i'
both creative work in oils.
Mollie B. Stokes "Lake Abilene"
a decorative technique in oil.
Thelma Morgan 'Autumn Pop-
lars" a creative subject in oil.
The pictures were shown to the
student body at the Saturday morn-
ing chapel program. Works of stu-
dents in the various college clubs
which aro members of the state as
sociation will be included in its Aus
With student politics becoming
much hotter this week the election
for officers for the school year of
1934-35 was postponed one week and
will bo held on May 9 instead of May
2. A motion was mado and passed in
chapel ta change the date so that the
candidates could stage a political
May 8 the electioneering will reach
a climax in tho annual Simmons po-
litical picnic where the candidates or
their representatives will make stump
More than 25 candidates have al-
ready turned in petitions.
Petitions have been received for
every office except that of yell lead-
er No. 2. Four men are in tho raco
for student president.
Candidates to date: For president
Will Edwin Routh Abilene; Wal-
ter Kerr Teague; Moxley Feather-
stone Petersburg; J. L. Desmond
Abilene; for secretary Rosa Crock-
ett Ballinger; Irene McCreary San-
ta Anna; Mildred Richeson Mankins;
Ollio Lena Olsen Abilene; for chair-
man of intra-mural council Weldon
Steele Cross Plains; Truman Riley
Abilene; for council place 2 Leo
Safell Abilene; Buck Howell Snyder;
for council place 3 Harmon Morri
son. Abilene: Si Addington Fort
Worth; for vice-president of student
body Burgess Brown Abilene; Sam
Chambers Abilene; N. J. Westmore
land Anson; for head yell leader Cal-
loway Westmoreland Anson; yell
leader plnco 3 Mildred Norris
Kosse; Elizabeth Rawlings El Psao;
Carson Jordan Abilene; Glenn Ray
Gilmer; J. G. Bodenheimer Brady;
Charles Gauntt Rochester.
Any candidate will be allowed to
make a fifty-word statement and it
will be published in the Brand next
week provided it is turned in by noon
All candidates arc requested to see
the office on the third floor of the
Science buiJJing to make provisions
Yearbooks Probably Will Be
Early distribution of tho Bronco
ttas'usiurei ituicr.WThuraduy 'nigiH
when all press work on the 1933-34
yearbook was completed.
Covers purchased from tho Kings-
port Press of Kingsport Tcnn. are on
the way and binding will begin im-
mediately upon their arrival with a
likelihood that the books will bo ready
for student sin about 10 days.
A color scheme of purple and gold
has been carried out throughout the
book. The dedication will remain a
secret until the dedication program
is held in chapel at an early date.
(Continued on pago three)
Simmons Host To Seniors
From West Texas Points
J. D. Sandcfer
Band Leaves May 7
For Extended Tour
In Northern Texas
Abilene Big Winner
In Voice Contests
Other Schools Divide Honors
In Solo and Ensemble
Abilene Tahoka and Brcckenridgc
high schools divided major honors at
tho annual West Texas high school
voice contest held at Simmons re-
cently under tho direction of Prof.
Garrett head of the voico department.
The contest was official in this area
for the National Bureau for tho Ad-
vancement of Music.
First places were won by Abilene
in five events all tho Class A en-
sembles except tho girls' trio. These
were: boys' chorus mixed chorus
girls' chorus boys' quartet and girls'
Albany won tho Class B girls' cho-
(Continued on page two)
Musicians To Play From 2
To 4 Concerts Daily
The Cowboy bnnd internationally
known collegiate musical organiza-
tion under tho direction of Prof. D.
0. Wiley is to leave May 7 for a
six-day trip into tho northern part
c' the Jatet ploying irom 2 to 1 con-
certs daily announced G. B. Sande-
fer manager yesterday.
The regular band together with
Johnny Regan England's champion
cowboy and roper Billlo Morrow
xylophone soloist and Harold Wool-
ridge dnirnct soloist will be fea-
tured on the tour. '
Dates and places of engagements
are: May 7 Jacksboro Olney; May 8
Megergal Archer City and Wichita
Falls; May 9 Burkburnett Electro
Hnrrold and Vernon; May 10 Chil-
licothc Quanah and Childress; May
11 Estclline Clarendon nnd Mem-
phis; May 12 Matador and Lubbock.
Tho Wichita Falls concert is spon-
sored by the junior chamber of com-
merce of that city and will bo given
in the municipal auditorium.
The Lubbock high school band and
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Young People Slate
Affair For Monday
Young peoples department of the
University Baptist church will have
a banquet Monday night at 8 o'clock
at the Hilton hotel.
The theme of the affair is very
humorous with a Simmons senior act-
ing as toastmaster. Identity of the
student will not bo announced until
the time of the banquet.
Entertainment will include musical
selectios by Rev. and Mrs. Virgil Rey-
nolds and tho Simmons string en-
semble. Judgo J. P. Stinson is to bo
the main speaker for the evening.
West Texas Bands
Here For Contests
Sponsored By S. U.
Annual Meeting Held Friday
With Massed Concert
Climaxing tho annual West Texas
bund contest held annually under the
auspices of the Simmons university
Cowboy band directed by Prof. D.
O. Wiley 250 picked high school mu-
sicians took part in a massed band
concert held in the Simmons audi-
torium last night at 8:15. This was
the sixth annual contest.
They performed under tho direction
of three visiting judges and Prof.
Wiley. An admission price of 10 cents
was charged. Visiting band men who
were not playing were admitted free.
Twenty towns were represented in
tho tournament which included band
contests in five classes solo events
and ensembles. Fifteen bands were
Loving cups were awarded winning
schools in all classes. Soloists nnd
cnsemblo players who received the
"superior" rating were given medals.
They did not compete against each
other but against n standard.
Winners of this contest are eligi-
ble to enter tho national band con-
test which is to bo held at Dcs
Moines Iowa in June.
Towns which entered bands and the
diiectors were: Class A Abiltnc R.
Continued on pago three)
Although it is not a general policy
of this publication to add to its col-
umns tho annual convention of the
Texas Intercollegiate Press associa-
tion affords ample opportunity for
the Brand to deviate from this rule
and bring these few shorts to you.
One hundred fifty delegates from
12 colleges and universities are in at
tendance at the different business and
social meetings. Right now it looks
'like a big convention with everybody
having a big time. A. C. C. is playing
the perfect host and tho gals and guys
seem to be having a gala time.
Beauties beauties and then more
beauties are present. In fact the dis-
"play of personality leaves the men of
tho group- in a deep sweat (not per-
spiration). Ina Mae Tato from John
Tarleton Settles from A. C. C Pur-
(Contlnued on page two)
Sing On Programs
Simmons university mens' and
womens' quartets traveled to western
towns to give programs in several
Baptist churches Sunday.
The men aftor returning Friday
from a ten-day tour of East Texas
towns wont to Big Spring for the
morning service and were in Lamesa
The girls sang in threo towns In
New Mexico. They were presented in
Texaco-Farwcll Glovis and Tucum-
carl. They were accompanied on the
trip by Ralph Board bass soloist.
The girls' trio was at tho Hatchell
Baptistc hurch and tho freshman
quartet sang at the Hitsen Baptist
church. The ministerial quartet was
at tho Trinity Baptist church of Abi-
lene in the evening service.
"In Spring The Birds In Abilene Hall Begin
To Sing" Says Sleepy Writer of Features
"In spring a young man's fancy
lightly turns to thoughts of love"
is a much quoted passage usually an-
nouncing tho approach of tho warm
season of spring fever and headaches.
At Simmons university however tho
expression has been slightly changed
to fit the immediate occasion. It
reads in part "In spring tho sparrows
in Abilene hall begin to Bing."
There is no sign more accurate of
spring than tho sweet chirp of the
feathered folk as they flit from raft-
er to rafter in the abandoned alcoves
of tho old hall. Throughout the win-
ter months students aro allowed to
Bleep quietly as the professors ravo
over tho laws of economic stability
and the proper methods of gathering
news With the arrival of spring
however comes tho great awakening.
To the average layman the "cheep
cheep" of a group of sparrows means
nothing. To a Simmons student how-
ever it means tho end of beautiful
bliss. No longer can ono forget the
harsh sound of a grating professors
voice by simply falling asleep. Just
as sweep sleep begins to set in ono
of tho "lousy little creatures" will
start his everlasting noise machine to
work and slumber departs.
To tho student who accidentally
would like to hear what tho teacher
is saying tho sound of the birds ruins
all kind thoughts that over existed.
A typical lecture in the spring sea-
son sounds something like this:
"The1 average newspaper man does
cheep hot chn hi do hi de ho" and
other Callowayian sounds.
There usually follows a fifteen min-
ute intermission while the instructor
attempts to collect his scattered
thoughts. "Tho rise of tho younger
set has . . . blah blah blah." And so
it continues throughout an hour of
untold agonies and miseries with
first the lecturer and then tho birds
having tho upper hand. Emotionless
each has resigned himsolf to this in-
evitable fate and wido open mouths
of the sufferers testify to tho fact
that tho sparrows are here.
In tho spring sleep blessed Bleep
departs never again to return until
tho arrival of tho wintorf months.
Thus in'n fit of insomnia this epistle
was composed "Birds birds every
Large Crowd Hears Opera
By University Chorus
Members of tho cost of the "Mika-
do" presented tho comic opera in the
high school auditorium of Brecken-
ridge Thursday afternoon. The pro-
duction was under the direction of
Clyde Garrett head of the Simmons
The cast left Thursday morning
immediately after chapel. They were
served lunch by tho women's organi-
zations of the First Baptist church of
Breckenridge of which Rev. Ross A.
Smith is the pastor.
Christian Thaulow dead of the vio
lin and theory department conducted
the orchestra; and Prof. D. 0. Wiley
served as concert-master. Dr. O. 0.
Watts played first flute and several
other members of the faculty were
on the program.
Plans have been arranged to take
the opera to Albany and San Angelo.
Tjje entire cast of tho "Mikado"
includes over 100 students.
The principal characters of the
opera are: Prof. Clyde Garrett Pooh
Bah; Maxlno Higgs Paulino Melton
nnd Christine Jones as "The Threo
Littlo Maids from School"; Millard
Shaw Sr. as tho Mikado himself;
Peto Shaw as Pish-Tush another
noblo Lord; Bernard Richards as
Nanki-Pooh tho son of the Mikado;
Jack Moore as Ko-Ko the Lord High
Executioner; Joyco Handy Greer as
Katiska an elderly lady in the Mi-
kaho's court; Ne-Ban the Mikado's
unbrenal bearer played by Charles
Gauntt and other Simmons vocalists.
Between 1000 and-1500 high school
seniors are guests of Simmons uni-
versity today celebrating the festival
given in their honor. The purposo of
this entertainment is to mako pros
pective students acquainted and fa
miliar with Simmons her faculty and
Tho women's missionary union of
the Baptist associations In this ter-
ritory is sponsoring tho affair. Mrs.
James P. Stinson of Abilene is gen-
eral chairman of tho W. M. U. com-
mittee which has been working for
several weeks. Speakers have gone
throughout tho area announcing the
gathering and local workers have
been busy outlining the program and
preparing the menu for the picnic.
Tho visitors gathered at the chapel
period in the auditorium and were
entertained with a special program.
They were ushered in by the Cowgirls
In full uniform and assigned to spe-
cial scats according to their high
Welcome By Stinson.
Mrs. Stinson offered tho welcome
and the Cowboy band best known uni-
versity band in tho world gave sev-
eral selections. Both tho girls' and
boys' quartets were on tho program.
President J. D. Sandefer gave a
short address preceding official rec-
ognition of the visiting high school
students and sponsors.
Immediately after chapel the visi-
tors will bo escorted by juniors and
seniors of Simmons around the cam-
pus for a view of the various activi-
ties. Included in the entertainments
will bo a gymnastic exhibition at
Parramore field under tho direction
Continued on page two)
Four Classes Hold
Picnics On Monday
Annual Affairs Held Take
Place at Buffalo Gap
Dismissing school at 12:30 Mon-
day all four classes and their spon-
sors went on the nnnual class pic-
nics tho freshmen and juniors going
to Buffalo Gap and Lake Abilene tho
sophomores goig to the Hcnshaw
ranch six miles east of town and the
seniors picnicking at Sayles ranch
near Buffalo Gap.
Tho sophomores and seniors broke
all precedence by not going on the
Members of the classes were served
sandwiches tea lemonade pickles
ice cream and cookies.
Indoor baseball was the chief (port
and recreation on each of the picnic.
Sponsors of the classes attending tho
picnics were: seniors Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. Burnam; juniors Prof and Mrs.
W. C. Ribble Otho Polk and Glenna
Fao Grant; sophomores Misses Nena
Kate Ramsey and Irma Campbell;
and freshmen Prof and Mrs E M.
Flynns Honor Murdock
With Birthday Dinner
Sparrows break in with "cheep where but not a wink of sleep."
Martin Murdock editor of tho
Bronco was honored at a surprise
dinner party pn his twenty-third
birthday Sunday April 15 at tho
o of Ivan Flynn.
r. and Mrs. Flynn were hosts at
llio dinner and his friends present
included' Tommy Boren Vernon Year-
by Mildred Richeson Ivan Flynn Sis
Boaz and Martin Murdock. A four-
courso chicken' "dinner was served
after which Martin was presented a
book of synonyms and a suede week-
In Contest Finals
Announcement was made this week
that Valda Moore Abilene a sopho-
more in 'Simmons university was
awarded honorable mention (nation-
al) for the sketch-design submitted
by her in the Young American De-
signers' contest sponsored in 254
American colleges and universities
News of Miss Moore's honor was
received in a communication from
Marshall Field & Company Chicago
who conducted tho contest over tho
nation. A list of the 20 winners of
cash awards in tho Tiatlon-wldo fash-
ton contest was also included in the
College girls whose designs were
judged best in tho competition In
which thousands of sketches were cn-
tored represent widely-scattered sec-
tions of tho country. Wisconsin Ohio
Now York and Massachusetts each
produced two winners with only one
southern state represented on thQ
awafds list Kentucky. Tho other 11
winning co-eds wero from Missouri
Minnesota Illinois California Mich-
igan Nebraska Pennsylvania Colo-
rado Orego Connecticut and Indiana.
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