The H-SU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 24, Ed. 1, Saturday, May 3, 1947 Page: 2 of 4
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THE H-SU BRAND
SMtariate . . .
flunk and Vatt
Why isn't there more interest in our school
elections T Everyone's asking nnd nobody
knows. It's tmc thnt if elections nrc given nny
consideration at all they are treated ns n hum-
Despite the constant urging and reminders
of student council president Bill Scott it was
difficult to secure 100 signatures on one nomi-
nation blank for each office to be filled. It
should have been an easy matter with more
than 18 times that many students enrolled.
Someone suggested that student elections
seem trivial to those who arc old enough to
vote in state and nationnl elections. Of course
they're far less important but the affairs and
administration of a college should be of in-
terest to everyone who attends it.
Another explanation offered Avns that since
we do not have student government in the real
sense it doesn't matter who fills the offices of
the student council. It does matter and this
attitude may be one explanation of why we
don't have true student government. Certainly
the privilege will never be granted until we
indicate that we are genuinely interested and
capable of assuming the responsibilities it
Members of the student council arc official
representatives of the entire student group
nnd are often called upon to speak nnd act for
them. With this in mind choose a candidate
for each office and back him. Don't be guilty
of choosing a strange name at random when
the ballots are cast "Wednesday.
"A lovely place before I ct.
They won't forget mo soon I bet."
Employees of the bookstore the drug store
and the cafes near our campus won't forget
you soon cither if you're one of those peo-
ple who can't leave the counter booth or table
without carving your initials and other per-
tinent information strewing candy wrappers
on the floor and leaving piles of crumpled
You'll never hnve the good will of a waitress
if you insist on tearing drinking straws to bit.-
and stuffing them in the coke bottle or empty-
ing ash trnys in the water glnsses.
The people who serve you want to be court-
eous nnd pleasant but they expect you to re-
turn the favor. Try it once and note the
Haw. 9l "llf lint
"Vacation's near the weather milk;
Kcfftelfifoer tt;e first four words oT that seri;
tence which you practiced so faithfully to gain
typing speed? They're very applicable to this
week which might be described as the eleventh
There's just time to finish notebooks hand
in reports review nnd tie up nil the loose ends
before dend week. Two weeks ago you could
have delayed the matter with a casual "I'll
do it later" and gone to movie. Two weeks
hence will be too late. Now is the time.
ol&uUiOH 0 .
Considering the .amount of criticism and
dissatisfaction evidenced on on)" campus a
stranger would assume we had little if any-
thing in common. The truth is that the major-
ity of students here are in a group as homogen-
eous as ever exists in a democratic society.
Most of us have similar backgrounds cultur-
ally geographically nnd educationnlly. Most
of us hnve the snmc fnith nnd generally spenk-
ing the same aspirations and interests.
If we can't learn to live happily and har-
moniously in a society composed of those so
nearly in agreement with us how enn we ever
hope to ndjust ourselves to life in the lnrgcr
society where conflicting philosophies nnd
ideas will surround us? There nre only two
wnys to react to something with which we enn-
not identify ourselves toleration or opposi-
tion. Tolerance is the answer. This does not in-
dicate an acceptance or endorsement of some-
thing which you feel is wrong. It simply menus
that you recognize the right of another person
to hold his beliefs and opinions remembering
always that this snme right is yours.
Next time you're tempted to criticize or
censure think this through: "Intolerance is
more binding on the intolerant than the intol-erated."
mt ?-M Irani
A weekly college newspaper published every
Saturday during the school year by the Hardin-
Simmons Press Club in the interest of the Student
Body of Hardin-Simmons University.
Entered as Second Class mail matter June 22
1917 at the Post Office at Abilene Texas under
act of March 3 1912.
Subscription Price per year
Editorial Office: First Floor Abilene Hall 1302
University Drive. Downtown Office 241 Hickory
Telephones: 7211 or 5751
Associate Sports Editor
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Sketch Pal P
COWBOY CROONER of Western ballads is Johnny Sodwick of
Albany popular tenor vocalist with the Hardin-Simmons Cowboy band.
Sodwick made his initial appearance with the musicians in an H-SU
chapel program and has accompanied tho group on their out-of-town
tours this spring.
Bedurick QecomeA. Pofudab
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By CARY NAN SUTTON
When a handsome young fellow clad in cowboy regalia stood before
a microphone in Behrens chapel one morning and sang "A Gal in Calico"
Frank Sinatra's Crossley rating plummeted sharply on the campus.
The singer was Johnny Sodwick appearing before the student body
for the first time as vocalist with the world famous Cowboy band. The
ovation for Johnny was resounding
and students readily agreed that his
voice had the quality for the music
Since his first appearance with
tte band at the Y. M. C. A. in Abi-
lene about a month ago Johnny has
pleased many audiences. He find-;
Ima &Mi;uite fteiVWaVeW-
pie squeal over my singing and I
never fail to get embarrassed.".
Johnny's home town is Albany
Texas where he was vocalist with
tho high school band for two years.
He entered H-SU at the beginning
of the spring semester 1946 and be-
came a member of the clarinet
section of tho university band. He
has been a member of the Cowboy
band since its reorganization in Sep-
tember. He studied voice with Miss
Ethel Rader for almost a year.
A sophomore business administra-
tion major Johnny is eighteen years
of age. He likes all sports and has
participated in track events.
Johnny isn't particular about food
just likes a steady diet. His favor-
ite food he says is Mexican.
Just what he will do after grad-
uation from H-SU is still indefinite
for Johnny. A singing career would
interest him he admits with a
smile "if there's money in it."
"I've had lots of good breaks and
singing with tho band was my first
one" he said. We think it was a
lucky break for the band too when
ho became their vocalist because
when Johnny stands before the
manner and sings the way he docs
well Frankie can look to his laurels.
"Turn Right on Red" "This Sta-
tion Closed" "To Buffalo Gap" and
"Reserved" greeted Senior Day
callers at Ferguson hall. There wci e
other signs too but they should
have been seen and not reprinted.
At the football game someone
wanted to take bets that Hardin-
Simmons would win.
Awe-inspiring was the word for
the new girls dormitory. Excla-
mations of appreciation echoed con-
stantly through its halls. We have
real reason to be proud of this
Many veterans were seen reach-
ing over doors in search of possible
dust. We'll always have inspection
One senior walking in front of
Caldwell hall inquired "Docs this
noise never stop?" He'll be asking
it after four years here too.
The burning of "that clear pure
sparkling Abilene water" drew
much attention in the chemistry
John Petry and John Sedwick
garnered an impressive number of
swoons and sighs with their sing-
ing.. On seeing a fellow student at
the football game one H-SU student
shouted "Gee I'm glad to see some-
one I know! Sit downl"
Traffic Once Was No
Problem On Campus
By DARRELL WORLEY
Back in the days when Simmons
college was a two-building affair
there was no parking or traffic pro-
blem. Simmons college students who
lived in the immediate vicinity of
the school got up an hour or two
earlier and saddled old Nellie (the
Old Grey Marc) put their slate and
books in the saddlebags and jog-
trotted to the institute of higher
They did not have to add ten or
fifteen minutes to their departure
time from home to allow them time
to find space at the hitching-rack.
There was always room for another
nag at the hitching-post but most
of them would stand ground-hitched
Those were the good old days!
Just look at the situation now! There
is a frantic rush to make the cam-
pus in time to find a parking space
for tho jalopy and make that eight
o'clock class before the bell spelb
Even after the jalopy is safely
parked a "traffic cop" is opt to walk
up and persuasively ask that it be
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Bamboschek Could Have Been
Doctor Instead Of Director Here is Your Faculty
By HELEN JEAN BOND
If Toscanini had not brought him to America Giuseppe Bamboschek
former conductor of tho Metropolitan Opera company who directed tho
university production of the opera Martha believes ho would be some-
where possibly in Europe "cutting appendixes."
Bamboschek explains that in 1913
the year he completed his medical
study at the University in Vienna
the lenowncd conductor Toscanini
returned to his native home in Milan
Italy to appear at a Centennial festi-
val where several other conductors
were to be presented with him. "One
of them got sick" he continued "so
I took his place. Afterwards Tosca-
nini talked to me about America and
persuaded me to come back with
Bamboschek was 23 when he met
Toscanini and made the trip to
America. He was even then a vete-
ran at opera conducting since he had
begun directing them during the
summer months between school
terms when he was 16.
Upon arrival in the United States
he was engaged as Met conductor
and made a concert tour of the na-
tion as a pianist. One of his first
concerts was at Houston in that
First College Appearance
Directing the Hardin-Simmons
opera is what the celebrated Now
York conductor terms his first
"offence" in university or college
presentations. He evaluates the opera
Martha as "a gay thing very old
and quite amusing. It has a lighter
vein and ends happily which is
something different in opera."
He arrived in Abilene Friday night
to rehearse the principal cast and
chorus for the Thursday and Fri-
day night performances.
Born in Trieste Bamboschek be-
gan his exceptional career in the
musical realm when he was five
which he advises is the best time
to start a child in musical study.
He took up the violin and later the
piano and its related instruments.
At the age of 13 he was a church
organist. "I had finished my musi-
cal education by the time I enter-
ed the university" he added "so I
Bamboschek remained with the
Metropolitan for 17 years and left
in 1930 to do free lancing. He works
with the La Scala Opera company
in Philadelphia and has spent the
last five summers in Dallas direct-
ing tne starlight Operettas.
Leaving Abilene this morning by
plane he is to go to Pitsburg for a
series of grand operas there.
"Free lancing is the best thing
to do" Bamboschek remarks. "I al-
ways have more engagements than
I want. The hardest thing for me
to do is to refuse them because 1
enjoy my work so much."
Cities All Samo
His home is in New York and "a
couple of hundred hotels." He has no
particular preference of cities since
he sees mainly the theatres and
hotels and he concludes they arc
all nearly alike. "I have a country
home too that I sec about 10 days
a year" he laughs.
A vigorous chuckle and an amused
twinkle in his eyes accompany the
brisk wit he uses in conversation.
Another characteristic of Bambos-
chek is his "foreign" accent which
can hardly be classified by the aver-
age listener. Perhaps the reason for
this is his accomplishment of speak-
ing Italian French German Slavic
Latin Spanish and English ("not so
good"). He also knows Greek but
feels he has studied it too little to
Mrs. Bamboschek was a buyer for
Saks Fifth Avenue in New York
previous to their marriage 14 years
ago. She travels with him most of
the time "except on short stays like
this" he says.
He has traveled all over the
country and describes America
tho most advanced country in the
world musically speaking.
"When I first came here little
towns had nothing at all. Now every
town has radios and the opportunity
for hearing the best in music. In
the early days few cities could af-
ford symphonies. Now all medium-
sized cities have them."
Bamboschek declined to name an
opera as his favorite and pointed
out that everything about an opera
must be good. It depends not only on
the music he says but on lighting
singing staging orchestra acting
etc. "The best opera can be ruined
if it is badly cast and badly pro-
duced." Acting ability is hard to find
in operatic singers he declared.
"There are hundreds of excellent
operas" Bamboschek asserts "but
I personally dislike some of the
best ones. I call them 'operations'."
Success 50 Luck
For a person to succeed in a sing-
ing career Bamboschek prescribes
50 ability and 50 luck or op-
portunities. "I have heard beautiful
voices that never landed anywhere.
They just didn't see the right per-
sons at the right time."
He has worked individually with
many of the world's great such as
Lily Pons and Caruso and has help-
ed man young and beginning musi-
cians in their careers. For instance
be brought Izio Pinza to America
and then last year presented Pinza's
daughter in a debut. Bamboschek
states however that he now works
only with persons who are alreaday
"My greatest achievement" jokes
the conductor "is to control my
temper and not let any words slip.
You sec I have a terrible tempera-
ment." "Most of the time" he said in ex-
planation "artists are tempera-
mental to hide their stuplty nnd in-
ability. I have worked with a num-
ber who got into opera through luck
and by being aggressive. But they
find I can be twice as aggressive."
Bamboschek intends to retire "in
a couple of years" and turn his at-
tention to romposina H has written
a number of songs but thus far
it has been strictly a hobby with
some financial results. "I'm not get-
ting any younger" he shrugs "and
I'd rather quit after a few more
years than to be a rich man In a
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Of greatest import
On late campus changes
On scholastics and sport.
The latest and greatest
Is grist for our "mill"
But still . . .
What's read first
And discussed the longest?
Where's attention directed?
Where's Interest strongest?
What's in manner of speaking
Our readers demand
You guessed it the DIRT.
From this week's dusting project
That the former Joyce Canon and
"Ace" Prescott are now Mr. and Mrs.
The fad of shorter and shorter
hair is sweeping the campus and
being taken up by both eds and co-
eds. Several Ferguson residents have
gone a step further and dyed their
few remaining tresses an extremely
consplcous shade known as "atomic
Jcannie Gray and Kenneth Brook-
ings have set May 29 as the "big
day." Right now they're spending
spare moments decorating un apart-
ment near the campus.
Everybody's wondering if Martha
Criswell has thrown Rodney Heck
overboard for her McMurry love.
After months of happiness the
Flo Atterbury-Bob Erwln affair hag
become a thing of the past.
Gwendolyn and Mildred arc hav-
ing a tussle over Larry Dan. May the
best gal win!
Bill Brasclton and O. L. Rogers
are nominated for marble machine
champions among the many enthus-
iasts. Sue Williams' football hero was
here for Senior Day.
Seen together lately are:
Evangeline Booth Sam Ferris
Tye Featherston . James Renfio
Chic Rusk Richard Burns
Norma Collins Glenn Burroughs
Edna Edwards Rocky Lee
Merle Jean Vaught Ray Akins
Betty Nelson Ross Stamper
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If you want to know a man who hns lived
n busy nnd profitable life- just tnlk to Dean
V. A. Stephenson. Dean Stephenson entered
Simmons C o 1
lege in 1918 and
g r a d tinted in
1923. Ho taught
days. lie was
principal of tho
Crowell II i g li
Texas in 1923
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pnl of 1amesii
High School in
him a position
in the history
lie i) nr 1 111 cut
here in the fall of 192."i when these two de-
partments were combined. They wore separ-
ated two years Inter and Stephenson became
head of the government department in 1927.
He attended the University of California in
the summer of 1924 George Washington Uni-
versity in the summer of 192f 20 27 and in
August 1927 he took his master degree from
George Washington University. Tn the sum-
mer of 192S he went to work on his doctors
degree at the University of Texas. All work
lias been completed for the doctors degree ex-
cept the thesis.thc material has been eellcctcd
for the thesis. He majored in constitutional
law with minors in international relntions and
He wns a member of the varsity debate team
an original member of the Cowboy Hand nnd
the inter-society debate club. Stephenson be-
enmc debate conch in 192G nnd hns held that
position ccr since. He was the first gradunte
to be selected to membership in Alpha Chi
and was n chnrter member of the II-SU Cow-
boy club nnd charter member of I'i Gnmma
Mu. He was elected to membership in the
honorary political science fraternity Pi Sigma
Alpha at the University of Texas.
He has been a deacon in the University Bap-
tist church since 192G and has served as teach-
er in the Young People's department Super-
intendent of Young People's Department choir
director and for the past 7 years hns been
teacher of the Young Business Glen's Hibl
class. He organiged the local Pi Kappa Delta
Chapter in 1928 nnd hns been sponsor of thnt
organization since thnt time. A member of tho
student council in student days he helped
writo the constitution for student government.-
He has been sponsor of the student council
Elected Assistant Dean of the University
in the full of 1940 he wns president of th'e
Rotnry Club in Abilene Inst year. This yenr
he was made district governor of Rotnrv In-
lernntionnl with G2 clubs in his district. He
will close his Rotnry year with the district
conference in Ft. Worth on May 4 S nnd G
nnd the International Rotnry convention in
San Francisco on June G-ll.
He hns been n chnrter member of Parrnmore
Post American Legion and chairman of the
Americanism committee for the past 15 venrs.
The H-SU professor instituted the American
Legion Scjiool Award and participated in
making this award for the past 12 years. Ho
is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and
was publicity chairman for the American Red
Cross for a number of yenrs.
Despite nil officinl duties and responsibili-
ties connected with his position in the univer-
sity nnd the other organizations the dean
finds time to engage in his hobbies hunting
and fishing. He and Mrs. Stephenson nnd then-
dnughter Ettn Jnne live in 1749 Sandefer.
Meet the Senior
Rubyo Rainej- who returned this semester
to complete .work on a degree in business
administration in previous years has had tho
distinction of livingg in Smith hull Mary
Frances linll University Apartments in town
nnd now in the New Dormitorv. Shu wishes
now she hnd attended last yenr and lived in
Ferguson. Rubyo snys "I'm minoring- in ceo-
nomics and hnve to in business ndministrn-
tion." She snys she wns born "in the country" hut
now she lives in Haskell. Her plans nfter grnd-
untmn nrc indefinite but she is thinking ser-
iously of teaching preferably typing and
shorthand in high school. However Rubvo
doesn't intend to be n teacher all of her life
fahc goes home every week-end for obvious
When she wns in Simmons boforo she was
n member of Bctn Mu Kappa but she hns not
been active m the organization this yenr.
So They Say...
Question of the week: Should the jukebox be
retained in the bookstore?
VICKY HORNBUCKLE "Certainly. Music hath
charms to sooth the savage beast "
PAT MONTEMORRA "Yes. It livens ' up the
MARSHALL SHERMANi "No. It takes all my
DALMON McNAIR: "Definitely. It adds culture
to the divo."
BILLIE STRICKLIN and JANIE JONESi "You're
mighty right if the majority of the records
RICHARD WHITE "Yes. While partaking of'phy.
steal food one should also have intellectual
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