The H-SU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 36, Ed. 1, Friday, February 20, 1970 Page: 1 of 4
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H-SU welcomes YWA's
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House party focuses on 'Now Demands Me
Hardin' - Simmons' population
Will swell to twice its size this
weekend as the school hosts the
annual Texas Young Woman's
Auxiliary House Party.
Approximately 1600 girls have
pre - registered for the activities
beginning today at 8 p.m. The last
session begins Sunday morning
Nearly half of the YWA's will
be staying in Rose Field House
Marston Gynasium and the dor-
mitories. With the house party
and the Abilene Christian College
lectureship Abilene motels are
full and reservations have been
made in Merkel.
The programs center around the
house party's theme "Now De-
mands Me." Major sessions will
be held in Behrens Chapel with
workships in Van Ellis Theater
Moody Center Sid Richardson
Center and Caldwell Hall.
Tonight's program features
"Sound of the Demands." Satur-
day morning's schedule includes
sessions on the Bahamas Rio
Grande and Indonesia.
Workshops discussing leader-
ship child care and vacation Bible
school training assisting pastors
and health care and hygiene in-
struction are set for Saturday at
1:30 p.m. "The Now Ministries"
is the title for Saturday evening's
Sunday morning's message will
be brought by Charles Petty of
the Baptist Building in Dallas.
The house party is directed by
Mrs. H. C. Hunt president of
Texas Baptist Women's Mission-
ary Union; Eula Mae Henderson
WMU executive secretary; and
Katharine Bryan YMA director.
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ABILENE TEXAS. FEBRUARY 20 1970
Band riders get New York bid
The world famous Cowbov
Band and Six White Horses have
accepted an invitation to perform
in Macy's 43rd Annual Thanks-
giving Day Parade in New York
Dr. Elwin L. Skiles president
said Thursday morning that the
Executive Committee of the Board
of Trustees gave formal approval
to the invitation Wednesday.
Notice of the selection of the
Cowboy Band and the White
Horses came from Dennis C. Mul-
heard band coordinator of the
Trustees have authorized Dr.
Skiles and the administrative staff
to begin laying plans to finance
the trip to New York. Skiles said
that likely a number of perfor-
mances for the Band will be
scheduled both while en route to
New York and on the return trip
back to Abilene.
The world's largest department
store's parade will be' staged on
Nov. 26 and will be telecasted in
color over the National Broad-
casting Company from 9 a.m- un-
til 12 noon Eastern Standard
"The invitation from Macy's is
a great honor for H-SU" said Dr.
Skiles. An estimated 75-million
television viewers are expected to
goes to H-SU ex
An ex-student will receive the
coveted John J. Keeter Award
during Homecoming next Friday
The Keeter Award was estab-
lished by the late John J. Keeter
Sr. Throckmorton rancher and
longtime trustee and supporter of
H-SU and Mrs. Keeter. It is a
memorial to their son John J.
Keeter Jr. a World War II vic-
tim. The award is presented each
year to the ex who has contribut-
ed most in his particular field of
endeavor toward the betterment
of the University greatest service
to the school directly and indirect-
ly. Katharyn Duff assistant editor
of the Abilene Reporter-News and
last year's recipient will present
the engraved plaque to this year's
winner. The recipient's name will
be placed on a plaque displayed
permanently in the H-SU Moody
Center bearing the names of all
past recipients of the award.
Past recipients include Rupert
Seo Keeter p. 4
Student deadline neats
for financial aid papers
Students seeking any financial
aid whether it be scholarships
loans or grants must initiate and'
process all student financial aid
forms applications notes and
certificates of credit through the
Student Financial Aid Office be-
fore Feb. 27.
Students must report to the of-
ficer handling their type of scho-
larship The officers are as fol-
lows: Dr. Harris or a Bible advi-
sor ministerial; Dr. Dean music;
Dr. Beazley rodeo; Dean Cunn-
ingham student council; Mr. Mc-
Nair publications; and Coach
Lambert athletic. All others or-
iginate with the Student Finan-
cial Aid Office.
All forms must be signed by
Charles Graham director of fin-
ancial aid before being sent- to
the Business Office. Indication of
a scholarship in a payment plan
received at registration does not
pending scholarship is automatic-
ally credited to the student's ac-
count. Students who have not made
applications and expect to apply
for loans grants or college work
study appropriations for 1969-
1970 must see Graham immediate-
ly. Commitment forms must be
signed by those already approved.
Students approved for Educa-
tional Opportunity Grants for the
spring semester must sign vou-
chers before the 27. No grant
money is applied to an account
-until this payment voucher is
Failure to sign notes grants
scholarship certificates or credit
and other forms during these
dates will result in a penalty re-
duction in commitment.
view this year's parade. The Cow
boy Band and Six White Horses
will be among the units in the
The band and the horse unit
took part in the inaugural parade
of President Nixon on Jan. 20
1969. It was the fourth time the
'bandmen paraded through the
streets of Washington for a new
The first Macy Parade was held
in 1924 with an audience estimat-
ed at 10000 along the line of
march. Today New York City pol
ice estimate that over a million
men women and children crowd
the line of march from 77th
Street and Central Park West to
The Thanksgiving Parade has
grown rapidly in popularity. In
the early 1930's newsreels began
to take Macy's Parade across the
country and to far places of the
world. Television has brought the
parade to multi-millions. The first
parade to be televised was the
spectacular of 1953. Since 1955 the
National Broadcasting Company
has made Macy's Parade a major
event of the year. Now carrying
it as a 90-minute live network
show in full color to the entire
Along the route cameras of CBS
TV Network pickup the passing
show treating it as one of the
major news events of the holiday
About 30 Macy's executives each
year assume responsibility for or-
ganizing the parade. About 1200
of Macy's people before the year
is over participate.
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TO BE OR NOT TO BE The coffee house will open tonight. Entertainment and re-
freshments in a relaxed atmosphere will mark the beginning of the long awaited event.
(Photo By Billy McBride)
Coffee house opens tonight
The coffeehouse becomes a real
ity tonight as it opens its doors
to H-SU students and their guests.
It is located behind the University
Opening at 8 p.m. the coffee-
house will be open til midnight
tonjght and Saturday. Light refreshments-
will be sold. Enter-
tainment for the evening includes
folk singing poetry readings and
discussion groups Dress will be
The name cf the coffeehouse
will bo announced tonight. Stu-
dents chose the name among the
following four suggestions: The
Way Inn The Journey's Inn Come
Together and La Paz which
means The Peach.
About 40 students have been
working at the house til 11 each
evening trying to finish the build-
ing. They have repaire4 burst
water pipes and sagging iloors
sheetrocked and painted the en
tire building and installed floor
ing. A small platform or stage
also had to be built.
The brain child of H-SU stu-
dents for nearly two years the
coffeehouse will be basically stu-
dent operated and supervised.
The main purpose of the cof-
feehouse is to provide students a
place to relax talk and establish
closer friendships. Any student
wishing to entertain is invited to
perform at the coffeehouse.
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