The H-SU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 16, Ed. 1, Saturday, February 5, 1944 Page: 2 of 4
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THK H-IU BRAND
February S 1944.
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BdilOtidl . . . changes
rraftOUOH TM PA1T WUK
l we have been listcninor to a forceful an-
peal for straight clear thinking. People who
i pride themselves on being intelligent and broad-
' i Minded aro often guilty of the most extreme
..$f prejudics. Broad-minded is a senseless word.
i Ih the ordinary senso of the word it is impos-
sible to be "broad-minded" and at the same
time have any principles whatever. Wo prefer
open-minded people. How can thoso who re-
fus to listen to a possible opposing viewpoint
to their own count themselves capable of judg-
ing f Any many who do listen do so with
minds eager to criticizo minor insignificant
items completely overlooking tho basic
thoughts and ideas of tho Bpcaker.
We are not advocating any gullible brain-
less acceptance of everything presented. But
you can listen with an open mind a mind ready
to accept new ideas even if they do differ with
certain preconceived notions. Someone aptly
said that ofen we think we are thinking when
in reality we are just rearranging our prejud-
ices. Don't confine your thoughts to the nar-
row realm of prejudice. Formulate your own
ideas certainly. But don't close your mind to
the ideas of others. Tou know they might
have some good ideas too. B. A. F..
THE TREND OF EDUCATION
in tho post-war world is being directed
toward less emphasis upon technology and
sciences and more emphasis upon tho liberal
arts courses. Hundreds of capable men and
women have already been trained to fill tho
many technical positions. Liberal arts colleges
are having to struggle for their existence. Tet
Dr. Fred J. Kelly chief of the higher educa-
tion division of the U. S. Office of Education
predicted a re-birth of interest in subjects like
hstory literature languages economics and
sociology because "technologies must win the
war but humanities and social sciences must
hold the peace."
The great infiltration of students into the
universities after the war will be seeking some-
thing more mature than the colleges of today
are offering. Liberal arts courses will be
sought after but they cannot remain the same
as they are today. They must be broadened to
include a world-wide approach.
Do not feel that the only positions in the
world today are technical. They are not. More
and more call will be made for men with a lib-
eral education. Train for this field and train
well. Get the best education possible. Don't
be satisfied with just knowledge enough to get
by. The soldiers entering the colleges after
the war will be after more than ihat. So get
complete thorough training. The world will
desperately need people whose education and
intelligent thinking have given them a world-
wide approach to life
Qrom College Press
Recruiting women for the WAVES the
WACS and the SPABS receives much attention
these days; a great deal of money is spent
maintaining recruiting staffs. Care is used
in selecting staff members ; they have pleasant
voices strong bodies clear complexions ade-
quate vocabularies tact and poise. The WTOA
branch of war service has no recruiting of-
ficers wearing snappy military uniforms has
no busses or bands at its disposal but unless
its ranks are increased the children of the Lone
Star State along with those of all the other
forty-seven states will grow up cheated by the
same Democracy their older brothers and some
of their fathers have died to save. Unless at
least 100000 well educated patriotic women
join the ranks of Women Teachers of Amer-
ica by September 1943 children of the United
States will be sabotaged and the future jeop-
ardized. At least 10000 teachers will be need-
ed in Texas alone.
Good recruiting officers must be able to an-
swer questions; women worth keeping in the
teaching profession and those worth attracting
to it are going to ask several questions. For
Q. Why should I teach when war industries
pay much larger salaries f
A. Because teaching is a profession and will
continue to be in all the years to come ; in the
long run even its monetary reward may be
Q. Is there any likelihood that teacher's sal-
aries will be raised f
A. Yes there is; the common people do not
propose to have their children suffer from poor
teachers or locked school-houses. Furthermore
the National Government the National Educa-
tion Association tho Texas State Teachers As-
sociation and Texas Colleges are working for
better salaries for teachers.
Q. Isn't it more patriotic to work in war
industry or join the military forces than to
A. Each person must decide what is patrio-
tic for him; however President Roosevelt and
Manpower Chief McNutt have both declared
that the operation of the nation's schools is an
absolutely .essential activity to safeguard both
present and future.
Q. I used to teach but have been out for
severaP years ; could I help by becoming a
teacher again f
A. Yes indeed. Talk to your city or county
superintendent about chances for employment.
Perhaps you can teach in or near your home
- .. Q. My certificate has expired. How do I
"'J I ft another t
"''- A. Write to the State Department of Edu-
'. eatio. Austin'. Texas for this information. In
yew letter give your present name and the
.under which your certificate was issued
tiM date it was issued the high school from
whiflyoa were graduated and the year of
IfammttiQa tibe eollege work you have had and
TppiTaad -when. 'This information will enable
$ ftt prompt definite answer. Enclose
thsnm syWrtsaad envelope for the reply.
$r Irill I Uwqaired to attend college be-
tas I MhfcMattfcf
AiVrts;jf Texaa State College
and iMpgttJM 9imt'Mt of the state will
offer wpMH mmmm mmmer to meet the
A hobo's life U the life for me.
As free aad easy as a Mrd la a
Nothing to do but wander all
Doing no work and gettlag no
Besides. I flunked out yesterday.
"She's the kind of 'a dame that
whispers sweet nothin-doln's in
"My date's at the awkward age
all hands and no dough." Esquire.
Head of the Class
Teacher Will you pleaso ex-
plain the difference between
shillings and pence?
Boy Well' I can walk down
the street without any shillings!
Sudden Thawt: "When we see
the gals some of the sailors drag
around wc wonder why in heck
they're so anxious to come home
on leave." Two States Press Tex-
orkana. Give Him the Hook
Harriet Yes. one producer
offered me $200 a week to go on
the stage- But-1 declined the
Juliet You were right Why
risk your life for so little!
Mrs. Isn't a fireplace romantic?
See the pretty figures the flames
make. What do you suppose they're
Mr. Sixteen dollars. a ton!
World's Greatest Inventor
Mrs-Say. didn't Edison make
the first talking machine?
Mr. No dear God made the
first one but Edison made the
first one that could be shut offl
Mrs. Hurry or we'll miss the
Mr. I wish I'd brought the piano.
Mr. Because the tickets are on it.
Briggs It's time you showed
your wife who's boss at home.
Jlggs I don't have to. She
Visitor (la defease plant)
Look at that youngster the oae
with the cropped hair aad
trousers. It's hard to tell
whether It's a boy or girl!
War Worker She's a girl
and she's my daughtorl
Visitor My dear sir please
forgive me. I would never have
been so outspoken if I had
known you ware her father!
W. W.p-1'm not her father.
I'm her mother!
Boatswain to sailors "Wipe
that opinion off your face."
Naval Training Center. Melville
Short Short Story: "Two men
got off a train at Union Station.
One was in town for good the oth-
er was a Marine on furlough."
Two States Press Texarkana.
HmmmmnaBU "When I ask-
ed him to play la My Arms' I
didn't think be would take aw
Briggs You say you never had a
quarrel with your wife?
Jiggs Never. She goes her way
and I go hers.
A boot failed to salute an of-
ficer. The officer (merely the
Exec) stopped him and asked:
"Do you know who I am?"
"Noperjust got here myself."
replied the boot.
"I am the Executive Officer of
"That's a helluva good Job
Bud don't louse it up." Oowea
Field. Boise Idaho.
The Best Cleaner
Mrs. Brown What do you use for
Mrs. Blue Well I've tried lots of
things but I find my son Jimmy is
laaaaw sW JpPUww
One of - "
That you have
To find out it's Just
Another oae of
"We we a suffer fas alienee."
"I roppeio that's way "you
merer permit It w exist where
HOWDY. TEXANS DO VOU KNOW THAT
THE FIRST COTTON PLANTATION IN TEXAS
WAS ESTABLISHED ON THE BANKS OF-THE
8RA203 RIVER IN 1822 BY JARED 6R0CE?
IN 1621 HE BUILT "TOE FIRST COTTON OIN.
THE COTTON VVA CARRIED ON MULEBACK
INTO MEXICO UNTIL 1532 WHEN SCHOONERS
BISAN TRANSPORTING IT TO NtW ORLEANS.
Smith Hall's No. 1 Telephone pin-
up girl has turned out to be Betty
Hartgraves. What's Abilene High
got that HSU hasn't?
Looks as If Roberta Dunn Is
back on the beam again or
hadn't you noticed third finger
When West Was Wild Woolly
Tombstone Was "Bad Town"
By MARY ANN NOLAND
Back when Texas cowpunchers
and the west was rough and tough
wene shootin' from the saddle was
considered a fine art and when bar-
room battles and necktie parties
provided the "front-page" news
some of the most colorful and
notorious "bad towns" in the wild
west popped into existence. Prob-
ably the most famous of these
towns that grew out of the whirlwind
past of gold rushes and gun battles
was Tombstone Arizona.
Tombstone in the old days was a
queer place. To outsiders it seemed
like a peaceful town with its hard-
working gold miners and occasional
hold-ups killings and stage coach
robberies. In fact citizens could
walk along the streets without the
least bit of fear during a gun bat-
tle. The outlaws and gamblers were
such good shots that innocent on-
lookers never bit the dust.
This colorful outlaw town deriv-
ed its name t from an old saying:
"Yes you'll find your tombstone."
Soldiers at Fort Hauchuca used to
say this to Ed Schleffelln an old
prospector when he would tell them
that he was going to "find some-
thing" in the Redskin filled desert
outside the lonely Arizona military
post. When Schieffelin did dis-
cover in 1879 one of the greatest
mining spots ever heard of out in
that desert he remembered what
the soldiers had said to him. He
named the place "Tombstone."
Schieffelin now rests there beneath
a monument set up in memory of
him. And the old gunfighters who
gave Tombstone its nickname of
"Helldorado" ore buried in Boot
Hill Cemetery with crude epitaphs
and headboards marking their
Most of the excitement and
shootin's in Helldorado days center
ed around the Oriental Saloon the
Can Can Restaurant the Crystal
Palace saloon O. K. Corral and the
old Bird Cage Opera House. The
five Earp boys Wyatt Morgan
Virgil Jim and Warren had more
to say about how Tombstone should
be run than any other citizens.
Likewise the Clanton clan ruled
Charleston another boom town a
few miles from Tombstone. The
Earps and Clantons weren't on
speaking terms. Needless to say
they kept a hurricane going in
The most famous Earp-Clanton
feud occurred at the O. K. Corral.
So the story goes the Clantons
came a-lookin' for the Earps and
the Earps went a-lookin' for the
Clantons. They met at the O. K.
Corral. It is said that more lead
flew during this one-minute battle
than at any other time in the history
of the wild west
Tombstone gunmen were known
far and wide. One called. Doc
Holliday who was a special friend
of the Earp clan decided to head for
Deadwood when the going got a little
tough for the Earps in Tombstone.
No one knew him in Deadwood.
Going into a saloon he took it upon
himself to cuss out a bartender who
was threatening to shoot a customer.
He shot the bartender in the wrist;
the bartender's friends became
angry. Backing up Doc said:
"I'm Doc Holliday from Tomb-
stone." Everyone apologized after that
including the bartender.
Then there was another colorful
Helldorado bravo Buckskin Leslie.
He always remarked of the man he
had just kiUed: "He died nice."
Other daring fighters were Charlie
Storms from Texas Luke Short
Frank McLowery Sheriff Behan
and Colonel Breckenridge.
Revealing Campus Romeos'
Technique of Date Making
Did you know that a girl considers
the WAY in which a boy asks her
for a date very important when she
comes right down to summing him
Among the types of fellows who
ask for dates .there is always that
group that calls a girl talks to her
for ages without ever asking her for
a date until he gets ready to hang
"Guess who this is?" Is the open-
ing conversation of that lovable
chap who tries to keep you from
knowing who he is. You can Im-
agine how delighted the girl is to
accept his invitation when she hasn't
the least idea WHO he is.
The heckler is a rare species of
individuals calling a girl and asking
if she has a date. When she says
"no" he answers "well that's a
shame" and hangs up. Although
these individuals are rare what girl
hasn't been a victim of this.
Some boys hint around for a date
and never definitely ask for one.
Then they are angry when "stood
up." However if the girls keep a
suggested date the boy concludes
that she's running after him; so the
females get it either way I
Perhaps the No. 1 Detest is the
boy who calls about ten minutes be-
fore the time he wants a date. Un-
less the case is exceptional this late
call makes the girl feel that she is
about the tenth choice (and sbV
The boy la usually expected to
plan the entertainment since it is his
pocket-book and his idea of having
a date (supposedly!) and when he
asks the girl for a date it would be
appreciated very much if he told the
girl what was planned. Thus she
can really decide right then whether
or not she wants to go.
If the entertainment Is not plan-
ned it is a courtesy to the girl to
ask her what she would like to do.
(And don't wait until the last min-
ute to do that fellows I)
Overheard In our chem lab:
Prof.t What Is the outstanding
contribution that chemistry has
given to the world?
Fishi Blondes sir!
Nowadays when you sec Doug
Cravens you see M. E.
Attention Ira Pearl Gunni
Do you like the HEAD of Mary
Frances or the KING of Smith?
Newly discovered ladies' man Is
Gals: Have you noticed the
new Freshman boys on the
campus? Well If you haven't
there are some plenty cute ones.
Beatrice Stevenson and Betty
Hartgraves: Get down off your
high horse or you'll get taken down
by the kangaroo court.
Virginia Garrett Mary George
Howard and Betty White. Who
Nellivee Clark and Rena Louise
Taylor were all built up for a great
let-down the other night when there
was a slight picking on their screen.
They thought they heard masculine
voices. Oh' what a let-down when
they saw skirts I I ! 1
One dosen roses for
For Instructions in tumbling and
the making of beautiful shapes with
the human body see five freshmen
and one junior from Smith Hall.
People you should learn to
know better: Alice Cook Rebec-
ca Beltram Wanda -Lowry and
Smith Hall's newest newly wed:
Slender: Hortense Erisman.
Tender: Margaret Summerlin.
Tall: Linda Long.
A good example of Peck's bad
boy: Buddy SewelL
Wouldn't Ed Stewart make a
nice pin-up boy? But how
would you keep him pinned?
Ask Waller for details.
Had you noticed that spring is
just around the corner? Anyway
this little affair between June
Jones and Norma Lee Collier is
really budding. P. S. We hear
they've met before.
Gwen Tunnell has that love light
in her eyes over a certain lieutenant.
Otis Harvey taking Dr. Levett
and Mrs. Conrad to the lake for
a drive Just to be sociable? ? ? ?
More power to you Otis
We see Marta Ve Everton is step-
ping out on Football Hero Sparkler
it's alright if you can get by with
Back Sunday night from a
a trip to Texas Tech. Genevieve
HIgglns Is now wearing a ring
on her third finger left hand.
We hear that Mary Jane Carpen-
ter is 'that way' over Moose McCoy.
New couple on the campus
Blllyo White and Howard
Bridges . . . yes. didn't you see
them at tho Ministers' Banquet?
Nice going Billyo!
Qeatures . . .
The time is July of this year. The place is a
WAVE induction center. A girl with short wavy
hair stands before the desk as the officer in charge
types out her papers.
"Name?" "Jean Way."
"Home?" "Eunice New Mexico."
The officer continues and learns that Jean has
a degree from Hardln-Simmons University in
public school music. She finds that she plays the
clarinet and has an ambition to play in a Sym-
phony Orchestra. Checking up on her record at
Hardin-Simmons it is learned that the new recruit
was quite active in camus affairs. She was sec-
retary of the university orchestra and tho music
club Beta Mu Kappa and a member of the Cow-
girl Band University Chorus Smith Hall Council
and Alpha Chi.
Continuing with the questionnaire the recruiter
finds that Jean is no sissy when it comes to active
sports. "You'll make a real WAVE" she smiles
when she learns of the girl's fondness of swimming
fencing and badminton.
"And you may even find time to continue your
hobbies of collecting records handicrafts and soap
carvings" she adds. He notes her other favorite
pasttimes listening to symphonic music reading
going to musicals and shows of the truly dramatic
Jean's replies show that her taste along musical
lines rush high as among her favorites are Bcctho-
van's Sixth Symphony and Tschalkowsky's Fourth
and Fifth Symphonies. All of Mozart's music ap-
peals to her particularly the Clarinet Concerto
in A major. She admires most of the standard
overtures and most operas including La Bohemc
Lakmc and Lucia dl Lamermoor. The works of
Stravinsky and Schostakovltch are tops wih her
too and she prefers the arrangements of Kostcld-
nctz Morton Gould and David Rose.
As the interview continues the officer learns
that Jean's literary tastes run towards books like
Lost Horizon The Robe and Krlstcn Laurdnsdat-
ter and volumes of autobiography poetry and
Fantasy. The prospective lady sailor volunteered
the fact that she liked Mexican food fried chicken
Swiss steak and "anything my mother cooks."
She also expressed the desire to travel when the
war's over "spend months in other countries and
learn how the people really live and what they
Jean also has some views on what an ideal man
should be although she doesn't tell them to the
officer. "He's as suave and affable as Ronald
Colman can sing like John Charles Thomas play
the piano like Jose Iturbe is an outdoor man and
must be a successful architect."
Her favorite color? Well why do you think she
picked tho WAVES? It's blue of course. Prob-
ably navy blue from now on!
So They Sai
By BILLIE LONG
WHAT IS YOUR OPINION OF CHARLES
HUGH WOOD He has the remarkable ability
to teach the same gospel of truth love and grace
in the absence of theological terms and dogmas
so that the man of the street will understand the
same. I wish that some of these dogmatic students
could also learn to make their speech seasoned with
the same degree of tolerance and spiritual vision.
BOYD ROBERTSON He is an excellent car
toonist and lecturer. He always leaves you some-
thing to think about.
IRA PEARL GUNN Nobody can beat him.
LONELLA SEAL He's wonderful and I be-
lieve he really knows what he's talking about.
IMOGENE TAYLOR He's the best speaker
we've had here all year.
ODIS HARVEY I think he's fine.
DOROTHY ROUTH I think he's telling people
what they should have known through common
sense long ago.
MARY JANE CARPENTER He's got what it
takes to put ideas over and keep the respect of the
people. He really knows what the score is.
SOME OF THE COMMON FEW We think he's
too modernistic about matters; if he is going to
represent the church and its ideals as well as tell
the people what they should already know he
should bring more sermon into his lectures. If he's
going to bring the scripture into it why doesn't
he state it the way it is stated in the King James
version instead of the way the man on the street
would translate it?
A new nickname for Mary Nell
Waller Taffy because her hair's
exactly the color of said candy.
What's that In the "Hitching
Post" about Ed Stewart making
a good preacher?
Since the man-shortage local
dorm gals have taken to whistling
at the soldiers from the compara-
tive safety of a third-floor window
Ask Ruth Murrah about that
lieutenant named Kermlt or
Hermit or somethingl
Two very popular girls with dates
galore are BllUe Long and Beckie
K Another girl who has some la
terest la a lieutenant Is Marie
Betty White and Ex. Gyp Oldham.
Kitty Moore boys from A&M.
Margaret Summerlin-Ira Allen.
We hear Margaret Cole aad
towa bey Tom Carpenter had
fine time at the Air Base Bun
day watching the planes coma
la of oeurse.
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