The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 1, Ed. 1, Friday, September 16, 1960 Page: 1 of 8
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.ABILENE TEXAS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16 1960
New Staff Members Number
16 For Coming School Year
Sixteen new faculty members
have been appointed to serve on
the Hardin-Simmons University
staff for the coming year.
Departments adding new mem-
In Summer Exercises
Ninetynfour students in Hardin-
Simmons University were candi-
dates for bachelor and master de-
grees presented at the university's
annual summer commencement
exercises Aug. 19.
The graduation program was
held in the University Baptist
Church just off the H-SU cam-
pus. Speaker was the Rev. John
P. Baker of Colorado Springs
Colo. The summer graduates
brought to 285 the number of stu-
dents who have received degrees
from H-SU this year.
The 'list of graduates included
22 candidates for master of arts
education and music degrees and
72 who are seeking bachelor of
ai'ts science music and business
In addition the university
awarded two honorary degrees
a doctor of laws degree to T. C.
Bateson construction contractor
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Freshmen Received Welcome
During Orientation Activities
Orientation activities began
Monday 8 a. m. as freshmen as-
sembled at Rose Field House. W.
T. Walton vice-president pre-
sided and welcomed the new stu-
dents to the campus.
Placement tests under the di-
rection of Dr. Hoyt Ford follow-
ed lasting three and one half
After lunch Freshman men re-
ported to R. O. T. C. headquarters
while the Freshman women met
with Dean Alice Berkshire in
Rose Field House. Dean Berk-
shire presented the girls with the
new co-ed handbook entitled
"Your Guide to Gracious Living."
The various organizations were
then presented with a word of
explanation concerning affiliation
Monday evening the freshmen
were entertained on the back
lawn of South Hall. Danny
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bers include business; math
science music education speech
religious education physical edu-
cation and Reserve Officer Train-
New members of the mathe-
matics department are R. D. Her-
man and James T. Bolding. Capt.
Charles W. Howard will be serv-
ing in the ROTC.
In the science department Wil-
liam Fred Mahler will teach bot-
any. The music department increas-
ed its staff by adding six new
members including Beckie J.
Berryhill organ; Ronald Hender-
son brass music theory; F. Ham-
ilton Burke Jay Weldon Wil-
key and Sue Thomas.
The business department aaaea
two new members Larry D. Cole-
man who will teach general busi-
ness arid economics; and Ira Max
The education department add-
ed one member Mrs. Clifton Ma-
lone. The religious education de-
Sartment's new member is G.
orman Weaver. The speech
department's new member is Mrs.
Verna M. Crutchfield. Other de-
partments with additions include
the English and physical educa-
tion departments. Travis Living-
ston will be serving in the Eng-
lish department and Barbara
Fields in physical education.
Yeary President of the Student
Body presided over the "Fresh-
men Get Acquainted Party." Fol-
lowing the entertainment re-
freshments were served while
freshmen closed out their first
day of H-SUIs campus.
Tuesday morning brought ses-
sions with counselors as fresh-
men and new students planned
their courses for the year. Again
entertainment was provided by
a pageant in Rose Field Tues-
day evening at 7:30. "Campus
Life on the Forty Acres" depict-
ed the various aspects of student
activities at Hardin-Simmons.
Campus life came into full
swing as students of all classifi-
cations began registering Wednes-
day and Thursday.
Freshmen will continue orien-
tation activities as they attend
three Monday evenings at 7:00.
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In Girls Dorm
It finally happened! Two
freshman boys have been assigned
to girls' dormitory rooms. Pat
Bonds and Duane Lindsey both
of Stamford sent in written ap-
plications for dormitory space
early in the summer.
Somehow Lindsey's signature
was not too plain and the H-SU
dean of wqmen Alice Berkshire
interpreted it to be "Dewanna
a girl's name if she ever saw one."
Pat Bonds also sounded like a
girl's name under the circum-
stances. So Miss Berkshire assigned the
pair to Behrens Hall freshman
girls' dorm and wrote them that
their roommates would be Glenda
Hudnall of Hermleigh and Cherry
Lee Dollins of Waco.
With tongues in cheeks the
boys took over from there. They
started corresponding with the
girls making plans for the fall
semester and even going so far
as to agree with them on a
scheme for room decorations.
Finally with the fall semester
rapidly approaching the Stam-
ford youths decided the joke had
gone far enough. They informed
Miss Berkshire of the true situa-
tion. And when freshman orien-
tation opened Monday the two
were safely quartered in Fergu-
son Hall the freshman men's
And the girls had new room-
mates! Coeds Were Given
When the Hardin - Simmons
University co-eds arrived on the
campus this week they found a
new handbook to help guide them
through the coming year's activi-
ties. The handbook "Your Guide to
Gracious Living" will be issued
to all girls enrolling in the uni-
versity this fall according to
Alice Berkshire dean of women.
Miss Berkshire compiled the
booklet after "reviewing many
similar publications from uni-
versities and colleges throughout
the nation. An effort was made
to include the best from each
booklet in theH-SU guide she
"The Handbook is dedicated to
friendship a living spirit which
inhabits all the halls. May it
become a part of you and bring
you closea to those with whom
you live" the dean of women
wrote in her foreword.
The university's "standards of
citizenship" are outlined in the
handbook. Topics covered in-
clude calling hours telephone
permissions manner and conduct
dress academic standards illness
and emergencies safety automo-
biles regulations dormitory
councils and student hostesses.
A hand chart shows the type
of clothing suitable for such
events as athletic contests teas
and receptions banquets formal
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Graham and Walton
Have New Positions
Dr. Evan A. Reiff president of.
Hardin -Simmons University
made new assignments Sept. 10
concerning his administrative or-
H-SU Vice-President W. T.
Walton serving in the past as
dean of student affairs became
the associate dean for academic
Executive assistant to the H-SU
president) Mr. George L. Graham
became executive vice-president
of the university.
Dr. Reiff indicated that Dean
Walton will continue to have cer-
tain assignments in general ad-
ministration including civic and
military liaison. He will also con-
tinue or enlarge academic re-
sponsibilities he has held as di-
rector of admissions and professor
of philosophy. The dean's new
academic responsibilities will in-
clude direction of the university's
summer sessions liaison in aca-
demic counseling and personal
responsibility in more serious
cases and ex-officio administra-
tive membership on some in-
The president also said that
Dean Walton will remain a mem-
ber of the administrative cabinet
and in his capacity as vice-president
for general administration
and associate dean of academic
affairs will be directly respon-
sible to the university president.
Dr. Reiff further explained that
Mr.-Graham will hold full author-
ity from the president's office for
the general management of stu-
dent affairs business activities
and public relations. His judg-
ment will be considered final in
those fields except in matters of
policy or advice wherein he seeks
counsel with the president or in
matters wnicn me umvcianor
president specifically requests be
referred to himself.
The president stressed that the
heads of the divisions of public
Art Exhibition Being
Given by Sue! la Lacy
Suella Lacy assistant profes-
sor of art at Hardin-Simmons
University is presenting a. one-
artist exhibition at the annual
St. Louis County Art Fair Aug.
26 through Sept. 22
The exhibition will be staged
in the Kirkwood Gallery in St.
Louis Mo. It will be the open-
ing activity of the annual St.
Louis Fair homecoming.
Miss Lacy will display about zu
paintings both oils and caseins.
All of rather large dimensions
they feature from the impression-
istic viewpoint several landscapes
in and around Abilene. Also to
be shown are several figures and
a few semi-abstract paintings
Miss Lacy said. Her "Girl In
Prayer" will be Exhibited with
relations and business will retain
all their previous responsibilities
in the management of their areas
but they will be responsible di-
rectly to Graham instead of the
university president. These of-
ficials include Dr. E. W. Bailey
controller and chief business of-
ficer -for the University Byron
Bryant director of public rela-
tions and Dr. Lee Hemphill vice-
president for development.
Dr. Reiff will maintain direct
authority over personnel long
range development and general
policy-for the university. H-SU
will no longer have a dean of stu-
dent affairs but the dean of men
and dean of women will report
directly to Graham.
The president went on to say
that the changes in Walton's and
Graham's assignments are the
final step in establishing a uni-
versity administration designed
for expansion of H-SU to an en-
rollment of 3000 to 3500 students
and the continuation of develop-
ment of the university's graduate
and professional program and
Dean Walton received his
bachelor of arts degree from
H-SU in 1920 and his bachelor of
divinity from Yale University in
1927. He first joined the faculty
in 1927 as associate professor of
religious education. He left the
university to serve as superin-
tendent of Kirkland schools from
1932-35 and as president of Ran-
ger Junior College and superin-
tendent of public schools at 'Ran-
ger from 1935-41. In 1941 he re-
turned to H-SU.
Mr. Graham holds bachelor of
science and master of education
degrees from West Texas State
College. He was associated with
various public school systems in
the Panhandle for 25 years before
joining the H-SU faculty in 1956.
From 1946 to 1956 Graham served
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The St. Louis exhibition will be
a sale show Miss Lacy said.
The Abilene artist described by
one critic as "speaking forcefully
in both color and subject matter
when she has something to say"
has been a member of the HU
faculty since 1927. She holds the
bachelor of arts degree from
Hardin-Simmons and the master
of arts from North- Texas State
Miss Lacy also has done gradu-
ate work af Columbia University
the University of Colorado and
at the Parsons School of Design
She studied with Dong Kingman
well-known water colorisi
She taught art in the Fort
Worth public schools before join-
ing the H-SU faculty and is.hated
in Who's Who in American Art. '
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