The Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 27, Ed. 1, Friday, April 26, 1963 Page: 1 of 6
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. . . Rodeo Dedicatee
The 17th National Intercol-
legiate Rodeo currently under-
way at Hardin-Simmons has been
dedicated to one of the organizers
of the annual event which began
E. W. (Bill) Ledbetter assistant
to the vice president for develop-
ment was honored in opening
ceremonies Thursday night.
Ledbetter's love of rodeos and
the cowboys who perform in
them were responsible for the
start of an annual show.
"The first four shows were
held in the original fairgrounds
currently bordered by S. 7th
Street and occupied by the Abi-
lene zoo" Ledbetter recalled early
He said that from the begin-
ning the cowmen of Texas had
supported the school and that the
rodeo was a natural result of this
support. In 1948 the National
Intercollegiate Rodeo Association
was organized and the timing
was such that in the following
spring it was H-SU's time to host
Ledbetter went on to explain
that in the early spring of 1950
the board of trustees and admin-
istration authorized the erection
of Carl Myers Arena.
Oilmen and ranchers contribut-
ed material for the construction
of the fences and only 15 min-
utes before the opening of the
first night of the rodeo in 1950
the final welding was completed
on the chute under the judges'
Prior to the first performance
the arena was dedicated to Carl
Myers who was instrumental in
the organization of the NIRA
while he was a student at Hardin-Simmons.
Myers was killed
by a stray bullet at a Big Spring
Rodeo in the summer of 1949.
Early during the rodeo's his-
tory the rodeo attracted cowboys
from all over the United States
Ledbetter explained. However
Paulette Allen Rochester soph-
omore and the reigning Miss
Rodeo of Texas reigns as rodeo
sweetheart of Hardin-Simmons
The 19-year old coed was se-
lected Monday over six other
H-SU girls for the honor. Other
candidates included Glenda Mor-
gan of Floydada Louanne Wor-
ley of Ft. Worth Cherry Dollins
of Waco Sherry Ballew of Sweet-
water Sharon Smith of Lamesa
and Joy Powell of Minneapolis
Miss Allen rode in the down-
town rodeo parade Thursday at
4 p. m. and will be presented at
each performance of the rodeo.
The recent honor is one of
many that has been accorded
Paulette during the past year.
She was selected Miss Rodeo
of Texas last fall and represent-
ed the? Lone Star State in the
national finals of the Miss Rodeo
of America contest in Las Vegas
in November. She was named
as one of the tori five finalists
in the contest which was judged
the country was divided intoisorship of Ledbetter. "We had
regions when the time needed for 1 12 cowboys who composed two
the cowboys to travel such long 6-man teams and either of them
distances became prohibitive was top-notch" he recalled.
H-SU currently is in the south- Throughout the season both teams
western region of the NIRA. . remained undefeated.
H-SU won the NIRA cham-1 To shw appreciation to Led-
pionship in 1953 under the spon-1 (Continued on Page 2)
On Annual Field Trip
The "rock hounds" have in-
vaded the campus this weekend.
Hardin-Simmons University is
playing host to the fourth annual
field trip of the Southwestern As-
sociation of Student Geological
Jim Farris graduate assistant
in geology is president of the
Southwestern Association and of
the Hardin - Simmons geology
club. Approximately 100 geology
students from schools throughout
the Southwest are expected to
The students started work in
Breckenridge with stops in
on personality appearance and
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Allen of Haskell Paulette
was the American Junior Rodeo
Association world's champion op-
tional racer last year. Optional
racing in rodeo includes pole
bending and flag racing. She
finished third among barrel racers
and third in the all-around stand-
ings. Paulette a graduate of Roch-
ester High School has been rid-
ing horses since the age of six.
She has three registered quarter
horses each a specialist in bar-
rel racing optional racing and
for showing. She has placed
among the top 10 girls in the na-
tion in barrel racing for the last
four years and has won 42 trophy
belt buckles and three saddles in
both AJRA and open competition.
Miss Allen serves as a director
of the West Texas Barrel Racing
Association and the Texas Barrel
Racing Association. She will rep-
resent the state as Miss Rodeo of
Texas in rodeo competition this
The "Cowboy campus" is just
that this week as Hardin-Sim-mons
University observes West-
ern Days in conjunction with its
17th annual intercollegiate rodeo.
Razors have been relegated to
the closets and Ivy League is
strictly out. Stetsons boots blue
jeans chaps and guns and hol-
sters are the rule of the days.
Sheriffs Mike Meriney and Linda
Kim with their faithful deputies
are corraling all dudes and city
slickers into the faithful steel
jail which sheriffs intend to
prove is escape proof.
Dale Robertson television and
motion picture star as well as a
genuine cowboy will be the chief
cowpoke striding across the Forty
Acres. He will appear at rodeo
performances Friday night Sat-
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Stephens Eastland Shackelford
Callahan and Taylor counties.
They will study parts of the
Pennsylvanian Permian and Cre-
taceous' geologic systems with em-
phasis on stratigraphy and sedi-
mentary problems with only
minor references to structure ac-
cording to Farris.
One of the primary objectives
of the trip will be to present
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RODEO ROYALTY Paultiie Allen sweetheart of ihe 17th annual Hardin-Simmom University in-
tercollegiate rodeo prepares her horse for the second performance tonight in Carl Myers Memorial
arena at t p. m. Miss Allen is also ihe reigning Mist Rodeo of Texas and a top ranking cowgirl
in national rankings.
urday afternoon and Saturday
evening. Evening performances
are at 8 p. m. with the Saturday
matinee at 2 p. m.
L. G. (Dusty) Rhodes Abilene
oil operator was instrumental in
getting Robertson to appear for
the rodeo and will fly the star
in by private plane so that -he
can attend the Friday evening
show after an appointment in
New York City earlier Friday.
Even Robertson had better be-
ware the jailhouse for the
sheriffs are operating under only
two laws. Anyone appearing on
campus must wear three articles
of western clothing and abide by
all "general principles." Inter-
pretation of the last rule is left
to the discretion of the sheriffs
and their deputies.
Other rules of the range adopt-
ed by the Student Senate include:
There will be no ready rolled
cigarettes and filters will defi-
nitely not be emplaced in those
that are hand-rolled.
Western hospitality and friend-
lines is expected from all cow-
pokes and range sisters. "Howdy
partner" is the only acceptable
There will be no mules or
donkeys tied to the hitching
posts. Those places are reserved
for horses and Cowgirls.
Girls will not adhere to the
principles learned at Dean "lock-um-up"
Berkshire's charm school.
General Robert Taylor chief
of chaplains of the United
States Air Force will speak
May 27 at commencement serv-
ices for approximately 180
Hardin - Simmons University
students in the Chapel-Auditorium.
Dr. Charles Bowles pastor of
First Baptist Church of San
Antonio will deliver the bac-
calaureate message May 26.
The Hardin-Simmons Uni-
versity alumni association will
be hosts at a luncheon for all
graduates and their guests fol-
lowing commencement exercises.
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No firearms shall be discharged
Anyone caught stealing remov-
ing carrying off running away
with displacing leeching ab-
scounding or otherwise tamper-
ing with the jail will be liable to
a shaved head.
Classes will continue as usual
but horses are not admitted.
Hardware must remain bolstered
and chewing tobacco in pockets.
Highlight of the activities will
be the rodeo performances fea-
turing top collegiate cowboys
from throughout the .southwest.
Teams expected to enter include
Hardin-Simmons University de-
fending champion Texas Tech-
nological College Sul Ross State
College Texas Western College
Oklahoma State University. East
ern New Mexico University New
Mexico Western College New
Mexico State University Abilene
Christian College McMurry Col-
lege South Plains Junior Col-
lege Lubbock Christian College
San Angelo College and Howard
Admission is $1 for adults and
50 cents for students. Events will
be run off in the newly renovated
Carl Myers Memorial Arena
on the northwest corner of
the campus behind the married
students apartments on Grape
Walt Alsbaugh of Alamosa
Colo. will again serve as producer
and arena director. Bill Ledbet-
ter to whom the rodeo is dedi-
cated is general chairman. Junior
Meeks of Anson and George
Dokes of Ft. Worth are clowns
and bull fighters.
Bud Townsend graduate stu-
dent in the University of Wiscon-
sin is again announcing the rodeo.
He spoke in chapel services Fri-
day morning when the sheriffs
arrested Dr. James H. Landes
Hardin-Simmons students will
be participating in goat sacking
and wild mare riding contests
each performance and the boys
will compete Saturday night to
see which can shave his accumu-
lation of brush off the fastest.
The second of two programs in
the Fifth Annual Festival of Con-
temporary Artists will be held
Tuesday beginning at 8 p. m. in
Caldwell Hall Recital Hall. The
first program was held last
"Gothic Through Baroque in
the Twentieth Century" is the
title of the programs.
"In choosing this approach an
effort has been made to make
the music of today meaningful
by showing its link with the
I val chairman said.
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