The H-SU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 7, Ed. 1, Saturday, November 1, 1941 Page: 1 of 4
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Week after next over 3000 Bap-
tists nrc expected to be In Abilene
nnd on the campus. They will be here
not only ns guests but as strong cri-
tics. They nrc going to inspect the
school in every wny. Our actions
our friendliness nnd every move we
mnkc will be watched. More than
likely wo. will have open houso ono
afternoon. Let's do uor best to show
the Bnptists of Tcxns thnt wc have a
real school. Let's show then; thnt wc
arc proud of Hnrdin-SImmons.'
Next week Miss Kntharinc Boyd
and the Players club will present
"Thunder Rock" ono of the most out-
standing plays of many seasons. It
has been released for college presen-
tation only a few months and is des-
tined to bo ono of thejrrcatest Play-
ers has ever produced.
With such hits as "Stage Door"
nnd "Our Town" as Players' back-
ground and with the well selected
cast of "Thunder Rock" it Is certain
that tho audience will bo more than
satisfied with this year's production.
The play is as up-to-date ns next
yenr's automobiles; it is filled with
sadness tragedy nnd mirth assembled
in n way thnt wlil leave the on-
lookers spellbound until the curtain
falls on the Inst act.
Wo tip our hats to the Cowgirl
band. Their performance Tuesday
morning made us realize that they do
hnve something that wo should bo
proud of. It was ono of the best
chapel programs wc have had in quite
some time. Let's give them our loyal
support and insist that they play
Our student council is doing a great
deal for Hnrdin-Simmons University
this yenr. Somo of the things they
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Nearing their goal of $116000 the
50 two-man teams participating in
the Sandefer Memorial drivo will con-
tinue work this week with a final
round-up by each team to reach its
quota. The H-SU Cowgirls are cap-
tains of the teams and in chargo of
conducting the drive.
Jack Simmons '30 grad is tho gen-
eral director. W. P. Wright C. M.
Caldwell nnd W. R. White ore in
chargo of the major gift committee.
H. R. Arrant is the executive secre
Debaters To Attend
SMU Student Assembly
According to present plans the O.
nnd D. Council will journey to SMU
nov. 13-15 to attend a student as
sembly modeled after tho State Leg
A. Houso Speaker and committees
will be elected in the same manner
as tho state officials. A new typo of
speech tournament which tends to
develop tho students in speaking and
real situations will be introduced.
Topic for discussion will bo "Re
solved That the Federal Government
Should Control Labor Unions."
Outstanding speakers will receive
awards from critic judges.
Possibly five club members and
Pfpf. Stevenson will make the trip
Riding Club Meets Monday
Midnight Ride Follows
The riding club met Monday night
at tho stables. Several types of con-
test games were played by the mem-
bers such as bareback riding1 riding
without a cinch and pickup riding.
The club meets each Monday night
at 7:00 at tho stables. All members
are urged to be present for a special
business meeting followed by a mid-
To Present "Thunder
Baptists From All
Parts of Texas to
Baptists from all parts of the state
of Texas will gather in Abilene for
meetings of tho Baptist Brotherhood
of Texas Convention to be held on
tho Hnrdin-Simmons University cam
pus November 10 and 11 tho W. M.
U. convention in the First Baptist
Church nnd the annual State Baptist
Convention beginning Tucsdny night
November 11 nnd lnsting through No
Principnl speakers of the Brother-
hood meetings will bo 'Dr. W. R.
White speaking the afternoon of No-
vember 10 followed by Dr. George
W. Truett of Dnllns that night. Tho
Tuesday morning session will be ad-
dressed by President Homer P. Raincy
of the University of Texas and the
convention will be closed In tho after-
noon with an address by Senator Josh
Lee of Oklahoma.
Delegates will be guests of tho Abi
lene Brotherhood nt a barbecue served
nt :00 November 11 nt tho Hnrdin-
Simmons pits. Some 2500 or 3000
The convention proper will begin
the evening of November 11 in the
Hnrdin-Simmons auditorium with as
its special feature n patriotic nddress
by Pnt M. Neff president of Bnylor
University in Waco. .
Wednesdny afternoon special rec
ognition will be given by the conven-
tion to the Golden Jubilee celebration
on this campus with Dr. Whito in
charge. At 4:30 memorial flowers
will bo placed on the graves of Dr.-
Simmons and Dr. J. D. Sandefer in
The convention will bo concluded
the morning of November 14 with Dr.
Truett giving tho closing address.
Sessions of this convention will con
vene morning afternoon and night
where reports from many Baptist
leaders on organizations and their
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Cowboy Band Plays
For Dallas Show
Tho Cowboy Band is in Dallas this
week-end for the Charity Horso show
sponsored by the Variety club of that
city. All proceeds will go to the Dal-
las charity hospital.
The band opened tho two-day pro-
gram yesterday morning with a down-
town parade presenting the six Hnrdin-Simmons
girls riding whito horses
and carrying tho six flags of Texas
history. The girls are Jo Morris
Gloria Sadler Patty Winters Nita
Mae Boyd Sadie Hawkins and Fran-
An afternoon and night perform-
ance were given yesterday and will be
repeated today. Bob Rogers is fea-
tured in this act with his rope tricks.
The band will return to Abilene to-
night after furnishing music through-
out the evening horse show.
Bonetati Prefers Ministry
To Easy Money Making Job
Sam Bonetati gave up $125 a week
to go to school and become a preacher.
Sam who is an Italian (his people
have been over here since 1897) is a
new member of the student body from
West Virginia. The job was that of
an electrician and tho school ho
picked to learn to preach In was Har-din-Simmbns
which ho feels is "just
about the best school ho could have
It was in a revival mcetinc in Gal
veston a year ago that Sam first be-
came converted to Christianity. As
Sam will tell you "I'm just a young
Christian." Sam choso Hnrdin-Simmons
as his school becnuso his pas-
tor who prayed and talked with him
about it was from Simmons. Ho also
heard Rev Truman Crouch in a meet-
ing tell "how wonderful" H-SU was.
And ho made up his mind to come.
He Is here now living with his
family his wife who was Ruth John-
son beforo her marriage and their
daughter Judy who is 15 months old.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Bonetati are at-
tending school. "I guess well haye
to send Judy to H-SU too" says Sam.
"And I wish you'd write the story on
my wife. She's the one who has done
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Pictured nbovc nrc IRVING GUMBIE us Inspector Planning ; MARVIN MILLER ns Dnvid Charles-
ton nnd KENNETH WHITESOAVER in the role of Strcetcr in n first act rehearsal of "Thunder
Rock" Players club fall production. Tiie thrce-nct play will have its opening night Thursday Novem-
ber 6. The second presentation will be November 7.
Lucy Monroe vivacious "Star Span
gled Girl" of concert opera and ra-
dio concluded a classicnl program
Thursday evening in tho newly re-
finished university nuditorium with
tho singing of the nntional anthem.
Gibncr King accompanied her nt the
piano and presented a group of three
solos: "Organ Prelude in G Minor"
by Mach-Sllotij "Consolation No. 3"
by Liszl; and "Jota Aragoncsa Op.
164" by Albenitz.
Miss Monroe's program included:
Handel's" "Alma Min" Haydn's "My
Mother Bids Mo Bind My Hair" Ar-
diti's "II Bncio" Salnt-Snens' "Pur-
puoi roster oeulctte" Debussy's "Fnn-
toches" Fnure's "Automne" Bem-
btrg's "Chnnt Vcnitien" Gounod's
"Wnltz" from Romeo nnd Juliet
Rimsky-Korsnkoff's "The Rose nnd
tho Nightingale" Gretchaninoff's
"Snowflakes" Sibella's "La Glromet-
ta" Puccini's "Musetta's Waltz Song"
from Ha Boehme" Klcmm'a "Septem-
ber Day" Hughes' "Sing n Song of
Sixpence" (parody) and Strauss-
Liebling's "Souvcrin Waltz."
Miss Monroe was wearing a gold
cloth gown for her concert. This con-
cert was tho first of a scries of Art-
ist Course programs which will be
given at tho university during the
current school year.
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things" says Sam ns nny good hus-
band should do.
Majoring in Biblo and minoring in
Speech Sam has little time for hob-
bies but when he docs ho likes "to
fool around" with radios and amateur
broadcasting sets and collect stamps.
His favorite sport is football which
he played for nbout six yenrs in high
school at tho Univeristy of West Vir-
ginia which ho attended for two
years and also professional football.
Sam also lived in California for
about six years during which timo ho
worked as electrician for Metro-Gold-wyn-Maycr
studios. Ho met many
of the stars we sco on tho screen but
as Sam puts it "Their lives are only
make-believe as make-believe as tho
roles they play on tho screen."
Tho most interesting thing Sam
has ever dono is to preach. "It is
hard for me to do but I lovo it and
it is my lifo now."
And last but not least in our esti-
mation Sam as you know promised
to install tho flourescent lights in tho
auditorium when we get them. And
for this and many other reasons the
student body welcomes tho Bontetatis
to tho campus
To Lubbock For Thanksgiving Tilt
First and only H-SU special train
of the 1941 season will leave View
Camp Barkelcy station early Thurs
day morning Nov. 20 en route to
Lubbock for the Hardin-Simmons-
Texas Tech game.
This is the only special from this
territory that is expected to bo run
this fall nnd many friends of the
Coboys and tho whole student body
arc planning to take advantage of this
Arrangements arc underway to Hake
the Cowgirls and tho Cowboy Band
and during the half period Prof.
Marion B. McClurc director of the
Cowboy Band and Director. D. O.
Wylie of tho Tech band will share
honors In tho entertainment.
As far back as 1920 the Raiders
and the Ranchers were bitter rivals
but in 1935 circumstances prevented
the two teams from playing until this
The Sante Fc .railroad has set the
special rata at $2.40 for tho round
Bob Rogers Reports
Progress On Statue
The small clay model of Bob Rog-
ers' Cowboy statue has been com-
pleted he stated this week.
Beforo the work will be finished
Rogers will make a six-foot clay
model. The cast will como from this.
It will then be discctcd and enlarged
to the final 18 foot Cowboy. Rogers
estimates that it will take 18 months
to complete this work.
Ho stated that his marble statue
that won first prize at the West Tex-
as Fair Inst year has been placed in
the homo of Harold Byrd in Dallas.
Installed In Chapel "
Building This Week
New flourescent lights were in
stalled under tho balcony in tho H-
SU auditorium this week and wero
used for the first timo during the
Lucy Monroo concert Thursday night.
These lights aro 18 inches long
nnd 15 of them wero placed horizon-
tally on both sides and in the rear
of the nuditorium.
Sam Bonetati student electrician
who installed tho lights says it will
increase tho lighting 100 per cent
and will not glare.
Contributions by tho student body
in chapel Thursday morning paid for
tho $45 lighting equipment.
J. R. Black to Address
Business Club Monday
"Law as a Profession" will bo dis-
cussed by Ex-Student J. R. Black Jr.
Abilene attorney at tho Monday
meeting of the Business Administra-
tion Club. At' tho conclusion of his
speech there will be an open forum
Run Special Train
Is To Be Elected
' Annual election of the Hnrdin-
Simmons university Queen will be held
next Tuesday morning during the
Nominntion blnnks hnvc been in the
book store several days and after the
final count tho following girls hnvo
been nominated: Lucille Powers ma-
rimba soloist with tho Cowgirl Bnnd;
Louise Lomond secretary of tho Stu-
dent Council; Dottie Shnw president
of tho Cowgirls; nnd Betty Mcintosh
president of the Cowgirl Band and
treasurer of the Student CounciU
Each year the. Bronco dedicates a
full pago to tho honored queen.
Dick Reynolds was elected presi-
dent of the University Chorus Tucs-
dny night. Tho other officers nrc
vice-president Lester Morton; secre-
tary Leta Rue Riddle; treasurer
Nita Fielder; social chairmen Chris
Shannon and Ed Williams; reporter
The chorus will "sing for the con-
vention and they aro planning a
Christmas concert. Plans for secur-
ing vestments for tho entire chorus
aro under way.
"CHE" IHI "JHGK Of ALL TRADES"
HflS LUORDEO OH C1PUS SIX UEflRS
"I guess you'd call mo tho 'Jack of
all trades hero at H-SU" grinned
tall lanky "Chief" Gay general re-
pair man at the university. "I do
anything from plumbing and electrical
work to gathering pecans" he added.
Declaring that he "gets along pret-
ty good" with tho students ho ad-
mitted that "kids will bo kids" and ho
naturally gets "out of patience" at
"I don't like to see them shaking
tho pecan trees" the amiable work-
man confessed "but if the pecans are
on the ground It's O. K. with me for
the students to help themselves." The
pecan crop for tho year is larger
than usual and will average around
four bushels Gay said. "After wo
get tho pecans gathered we're going
to sell them in tho book store" he
Coming to Abilene 11 years ago ho
has been employed at Hardin-Simmons
six. Previous to his present
position Gay worked at the Citizen's
National Bank building A married
Miller Stars In Timely
"Thunder Rock" PlnycrH' major fall production will be pre-
sented in the main nuditorium next Thursday night at 8 :15.
"It is a piny of nffirmntion which in a dny of pessimism should
bo welcome entertainment to Mr. Average Citizen" said Miss Katha-
rine Boyd director of the ploy.
In writing "Thunder Hock" tho intention of the author Robert
Ardrcy was to reaffirm faith in the human individual faith in the
future of tho race faith in a Ood of goodness and power who never
"gives up the struggle" who does not sit in heaven (as in Idiot's
Delight) playing an endless game "which never "means any tiling
and never ends."
This message or observation of life which the young author pre-
sents in the struggle of Charleston the "escapist" foreign corres-
pondent is oncv of the most hitrlilv dramatic idens in vnnrs.
Cowgirl Band Plays
In Tuesday Program
The Hardin-Simmons University
Cowgirl Band under direction of Miss
Louise Bolton made its initial chapel
appearance Tuesday morning.
The girls were donned in their new
uniforms which nrc composed of
gold boleros nnd skirts purple long-
sleeved blouses big hnts nnd cowboy
Along with many now members
como Jane nnd Jean Taylor trans-
fers who will be the official singers
for the Cowgirl Band.
In view of the fact that the Cow-
boy Band will be playing out of town
Saturday night the girls band will
play for tho football game between
H-SU nnd West Texas State. This
will bo the first experience of this
kind for tho bnnd. Miss Bolton an-
nounced that the bnnd would nlso piny
for tho state W. M. U. meet to bo
held here November 10.
In the nenr future tiie Cowgirl
bnnd will mnko n thrcc-dny tour
through north Texns. Following this
trip Inter on the bnnd will mnkc its
yearly tour which will take them
through the greater part of south
Tcxns. The definite dntcs for both
tours will be nnnounced later by
Harry Hnyes mnnagcr of tho bnnd.
CHARLES H. TENNYSON director
of Department of Public Rela-
tions of Tcxns who is scheduled to
speak to H-SU students in chnpcl
man he has two children a boy and
a girl both in high school.
"I really like my job here tho re
pair man continued. "I work all tho
year round but in tho summer I ought
to be triplets that's when I'm busier
than ever." Ho laughingly declared
that his workshop is in tho middle of
an oak grovo and in tho warm weath-
er ho moves outsido and works under
tho shade trees.
"I'm on tho job night and day" ho
added . "Lots of times someono calls
me in tho middle of the night to fix
something that's gone wrong at one
of tho dorms. I haven't been called
on to fix any broken windows yet
this year but when tho first snow
comes well you can guess what will
Stating that "Proxy" Snndofer
was a good friend of his ho added
"I nover thought when I first came
to H-SU that I would bo called upon
to pick him up and carry him from
his bed to his desk chair but that's
what I had to do" Gay concluded.
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uiunuer hock" is predominated by
mascunnc rotes presented from a
man's point of view. All characters
are the virile red-blooded hard-fisted
type that mnkc tho portrayals distinct
and vivid. Charleston (Marvin Mil
ler) is tho most dynamic character to
appear on tho H-SU stago in years
throughout the play he goes through
five definite character developments.
btrceter (Kenneth Whitoscarver).
cynical commercial aviator for post-
war big business seeks tho answer
to the problem of lifo in ndvanturc.
Charleston seeks it in the post. After
Strceter dies in China nnd Chnrlcston
hns lost his drenm world they both
find they were looking for the same
Mrs. Deaton Names
Four Quartets To
Mrs. Deaton announced this week
four quartets which will officially
represent H-SU. Ono of the boys
quartets is composed of Lester Mor-
ton first tenor Arthur Hill second
tenor Dick Reynolds first bass nnd
Ed Williams second bnss; tho other
of J. B. Langston first tenor Trultt
Roberts second tenor. Kenneth Bal-
lenger first bnss nnd Coy Sims sec
ond bass. '
The new girls quartet is La Velio
Smith first soprano Marjorio Bran-
don second soprano Marion Stephens
first alto nnd Mnrthn McCrorey sec-
ond alto. Tho other girls quartet
Elnino Hnmblen Leta Rue Riddle
Christine Shannon Polly Harvey hns
been formed n month nnd hns given
ono chnpcl program and several out
of town programs.
Will Speak in Chapel
Charles H. Tennyson director of
the Department of Public Relations
of tho Texns Stnte Teachers Associa
tion will speak to tho Hardin-Simmons
students in chapel Tuesday
A native of Hopkins County Mr.
Tennyson has lived in Wichita Falls
since 1025 teaching in the public
schools there since 1027. Ho is a
graduate of East Tcxns Stato Teach-
ers Collego and Southern Methodist
University with B. S. nnd M. A. de-
Mr. Tennyson wns a member of tho
Texns House of Representatives of
tho 43rd 44th nnd 45th legislatures.
Ho wns president of tho Tcxns State
Teachers Association in 1040 nnd now
is Texns' reprcscntntive of tho Nn-
tionnl Education Association commis-
sion on defense of democracy through
Ferguson Hall Elects
Officers and Council
Wednesday afternoon tho Ferguson
hall boys met in the recreation room
to elect officers nnd council mem
Eugene Neighbors wns elected
president; Johnny Malouf vice-president;
and Kenneth Whitescarvcr secretary-treasurer.
Tho seniors on tho council aro
Riley Brooks Frank Rainwater John
Burnett and Peto Simon. Tho
juniors nro Noel Potro Egbert Park-
hill and Bill Tippcn. Harold vMur-
dock and Joo Bowdcn were chosen
from tho sophomore class. Herbert
Abnoy is tho council member from
the freshman class
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