The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 9, Ed. 1, Saturday, November 12, 1949 Page: 1 of 4
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H-SU ABILENE TEXAS SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 12 1949
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Voice Department Sets
Two December Programs
Nine Concerts Sung
On A Cappella Tour
The speedometer read 1550
miles when director Euell Porter
and the Hardin-Simmons A Cap-
pella choir returned home late
Sunday night from a ground-covering
Accompanied by Dr. W. O.
Bcazley assistant to the presi-
dent the choir sang for the Texas
Baptist general convention in El
Paso Wednesday then rolled 650
miles back to Dallas to sing for
another state-wide Baptist con-
clave that of the Baptist Student
Union on Saturday.
Nine concerts were sung alto-
gether on the trip. Besides the
convention programs concerts
were presented in two high
schools and five Baptist churches
the former in Kermit and Odessa
and the latter in Las Cruces New
Mexico Pecos Sagamore Hill
(Fort Worth) Cleburne and Ar-
lington. Fifty students made the trip
along with Porter Beazley and
Miss Frances Merle Cooper.
Transportation was provided with
a Greyhound bus and three cars.
PARADING DOWN THE STREETS OF LOS ANGELES the world famous Cowboy band carried
a "touch of Texas" to California. Tht band flaw to lhe coast to attend the H-SU-Loyola football
game last weekend.
The annual presentation of
Handel's "Messiah" with chorus
orchestra and student soloists will
take place Sunday afternoon De-
cember 11 according to Euell
Porter of the Voice department.
The second program will follow
two days later when the A Cap-
pella choir will present its first
formal paid concert in Abilene.
The program will feature a
Christmas motif with the choir
arranged in a special formation.
The December concert will also
highlight the premiere presenta-
tion of Macon Sumerlin's newest
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A & I 3-DAY MEET
Seven members of the H-SU In-
tercollegiate Rodeo Association
left Wednesday morning for a
three-day rodeo to be staged at
Texas A&I College in Kingsville.
The rodeo which started Thurs-
day and ended today was held
under NIRA rules with 13 colleges
attending the three-day affair.
Those attending from H-SU
were James Micklcr president of
the H-SU Rodeo Club Bubba
Echols Bill Guest Chief Lawson
Les Strawn Short Myers and
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Several members of the Stu-
dents' Production Class presented
a broadcast Tuesday night at the
Sandefcr Library. The program
was carried by KHSU who fed it
to KRBC and KRBCFM.
Ray Douglas was announcer for
the half hour program which dealt
with the subjects "what can be
found in the library" and "how
the library can aid a person of
The members of the broadcast
explained various methods the li-
brary now uses to enable students
to find their choice selection with
as little delay as possible.
This weekly program may bo
heard each Tuesday at nine
o'clock. Next week's program will
feature the H-SU Symphony Or-
chestra. Golson Chosen Head
Of Coleman Students
Pete Golson. junior student
from Burkett Texas was elected
president of the Coleman County
Club at the group's first meeting
Wednesday. Other officers for the
year include: Don Estes vice-
president; Billie Faye McKinney
secretary-treasurer; Bobbie Hale
social chairman ;Billio Wise re-
porter. Plans for a social will be dis-
cussed at the next meeting.
Playing the lead roles in Play-
ers Clutfs fall major production
"Bill and the Widowmaker" will
be Robert O'Brien of Big Spring
as Pecos Bill Cecil Rutherford of
Abilene as Don Coyote and
Jeanne Baxter of Anson as Nellie.
The play a fantastic comedy is
the story of Pecos Bill the in-
ventor of "cowboyin ". Entirely
non-realistic the play centers
around the legend of Pecos Bill
and his famous horse the Purple
Stallion. A cast of 24 will appear
as animal and human characters.
Dr. Katherine Boyd chairman
of the speech department is di-
recting the play which will run
four nights November 18 19 21
and 22 in Behrens Chapel.
"Bill and the Widowmaker" is
a comparatively new play having
been written and produced by E.
P. Conkle of the University of
Texas only a few years ago.
Dr. Boyd commented "It (the
play) is in keeping with a ten-
dency now in the Southwest to
make a study of the literature and
tradition of this section of the
Special head pieces for the coy-
ote the horse and the cows are
being designed and constructed
in the advanced play production
class under the direction of Har-
lan Shaw. Shaw also designed the
sets for the production.
Ticket reservations may be ob-
tained from Dr. Boyd. Prices are
25 and 50 cents for general ad-
mission and 50 and 75 cents for
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Teachers To Hear
Talents In Art"
Delta Kappa Gamma national
honorary teachers fraternity will
meet at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday No-
vember 15 at the Wootcn Hotel
for the second in a series of "Fine
Arts" meetings which will include
topics of drama literature art
This week's meeting will fea-
ture art the theme being "Talents
in Art." The program includes lec-
tures by Juanita Tittle of ACC
who will speak on subjects con-
cerning elementary art education;
Delia Landers director of art at
South Junior High who will talk
on art of the junior-high level;
and Suella Lacy of the H-SU art
department who will discuss art
in colleges and universities.
Various pieces of art in cera-
mics paintings leather plastics
woodcarvings metal and jew-
elry will be exhibited by Miss
Lacy and the Hardin-Simmons art
The widely traveled Cowboy
Band got another meal of miles
under their belt last week-end
when they flew to Los Angeles for
the Cowboy and Loyola football
tilt in Gilmore Stadium Novem-
The band accompanied by di-
rector Marion B. McClure Tom
Guimarin Sheriff Will Watson
rope artist Lloyd Mitchell and
baton twirler Norma Kniffcn left
Abilene at seven o'clock Friday
morning and arrived in Los An-
geles at 12:55 Pacific Standard
Off the train came the band
boys and onto the famed Holly-
wood Boulevard and Vine Street
for a half-mile march. At the
"Citizen's News" the group
stopped for a short concert.
Friday evening before the ball
game some of the members of the
band were interviewed over tele-
vision. Those interviewed were:
Gary DeShazo J. Forrest Posey
Joe Booth and Winfrod Reed.
That evening at the ball game
Norma Kniffen and Lloyd Mitch-
ell performed with the band at
Busiest day for the musicians
proved to be Saturday when they
set out to see the sights. The boys
visited radio shows downtown
Los Angeles Hollywood and oth-
er points of interest.
Leaving Los Angeles at 7:20
Sunday morning the band arrived
back In Abilene at six o'clock
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H-SU Orchestra To Give
Fall Concert Tomorrow
For Senior Class
Ready For Order
Senior rings and invitations
may be ordered at the Book Store
now according to Virgil M. Brad-
ley manager. Only those seniors
graduating in January or June
are eligible to place orders.
A deposit of $5 is required be-
fore the rings can be ordered.
They should be ordered as soon as
possible. The invitations must be
ordered before February 1.
Rings come in three different
categories with two types of ruby
settings. They are heavy medi-
um and light with prices rang-
ing from $25.80 to $32.40. Either
faceted or smooth stones may be
The invitations also come in
there different types. They are
the souvenir booklet the regular
booklet and the French fold.
Highest priced is the souvenir
booklet which costs 85 cents. It
is bound with purple leather and
gold lace and contains the invi-
tations class officers program
candidates for graduation and
three pictures of campus build-
ings. The regular booklet is the same
as the souvenir booklet only it
doesn't have the purple and gold
back. It has a plain white cover
and sells for 27 cents.
The Frencli fold simply con-
tains the invitation. It sells for 13
Personal cards must also be
ordered. They come in two dif-
ferent types engraved and star
sheen. The star sheen sell 100 for
$1.50. The engraved are $2.50
$3.00 and $3.50 for groups of 100.
Accomplishments off Art
A. M. Carpenter chairman of
the H-SU Art Department spoke
on "Art's Contribution to Ameri-
can Living" at the Woman's Club
meeting Wednesday November 9
Miss Carpenter exhibited a
number of paintings" objects in
pottery metal jewelry plastics
and leather tooled objects made
by H-SU students. Three instruc-
tors of the art department Suella
Lacy Mrs. Maurice Martin and
Miss Carpenter were present. Also
on exhibit was a portrait of Wash-
ington a prize winner in last
year's National Contest
After Run Off
Kenneth Hill Named
To Sponsor Rangers
Kenneth Hill secretary of the
Ex - Students Association was
elected sponsor of the H-SU Ran-
gers at a meeting held Wednesday
morning after chapel.
The Rangers a newly organized
male cheering unit has been pres-
ent at all of the football games
played on Parramore Field as well
as the trip to Odessa. They will
also be called upon to furnish the
noise at all the basketball games
to be played this fall.
Meet At McMurry
At a joint meeting of Abilene
FTA Chapters at McMurry Tues-
day night Hardin-Simmons was
represented by approximately 12
students. Mr. Joe Humphrey dis-
cussed the passing of the Gilmcr-
Akin bill to better the opportuni-
ties and advancement of Texas
teachers in the field.
The regular monthly meeting
of the H-SU Chapter will be held
Tuesday evening at 7:30 room
209 Abilene Hall. Delegates are
to be appointed to attend the
Texas State Teachers Convention
to be held in Fort Worth during
the Thanksgiving Holidays. The
1950 FTA Sweetheart will also be
elected Tuesday night.
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IT'S OUT OF THE BAG! Bags of cotton thai is . . . and be.
liovo me they earned it. Picturod above are the champion cotton
pickers of tho senior cotton picking spree last Monday. Left to
right they are Paul Potty Billie Juno Balch. Rowland Gregory
who distributed the prizes and Wanda Davis. Prises were: A tie
stationery and candy. (Photo by Bob Woodruff).
Jessie Myers has done it again!
She has hit the jackpot this time
by winning the title of Hardin-
Simmons University Queen from
her final opponent Fay Huff. Her
majesty will reign over the Forty
Acres during '49-'50.
The H-SU campus queen crown
may be new to Jessie but she has
won several other jeweled crowns
to wear on her chestnut brown
tresses since coming to the Uni-
versity. In rodeo alone the past
several years she has accumu-
lated enough moola to average
$100 a week. She has won firsts
in both local and state rodeos is
now riding instructor at H-SU
is vice-president of the Rodeo As-
sociation and rider of one of the
famed six white horses.
Even though rodeo and ranch
life rates a plus with Jessie the
5'6" queen rounds out her campus
life by being a member of the
Cowgirls member of the PE Club
and was sophomore class favorite
When Jessie receives that di-
ploma in June she plans to teach
physical education in some high
To Be Picked Wed.
Class favorites will be elected
next Wednesday during the free
time allotted for meetings in
These favorites will participate
with the Bronco and Brand
Sweethearts and queen nominees
in the Queen's Coronation to be
held in early December.
The Hardin-Simmons Univer-
sity Symphony Orchestra will
give its fall concert Sunday No-
vember 13 at 3:00 p. m. in Beh-
rens Chapel with Dr. Herbert
To open the concort the string
section will play "The Great G
Minor Fugue ' by Bach. Follow-
ing this number the full orchestra
will play the "First Movement of
Schubert's C Major Symphony."
The opening theme is started by
the solo horn which will be play-
ed by Professor Dale Schoonover.
The woodwinds then take up the
theme with a pizzicato accompa-
niment of the strings after which
the entire orchestra leads with
a crescendo into the main fast
Two string numbers; Jordan's
River (negro spiritual) and Jazz
Pizzicato by Anderson complete
the first part of the program.
After the intermission the full
orchestra returns to play The
March of the Smugglers Habanera
Toreador Song and Gypsy Dance
from Bizet's opera Carmen. Each
section of the orchestra is heard
prominently in these selections.
The program closes with the
Overture to Raymond by Thomas.
Members of the orchestra are:
Violins: Dorothy Sumerlin
Paula Harris Winifred Gunn
Aura Frances Waddell Bill Whit-
aker Frances Dean Joyce Rob-
erts Ruth Watanabe Lucialis
Morrison Jim Creasy Jerry Col-
lier and Betty Stewart.
Viola Section: George Robinson
Bill Williams Holman King and
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