The H-SU Brand (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 58, No. 16, Ed. 1, Tuesday, October 31, 1972 Page: 2 of 4
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October 31 1972
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REPORTERS: Jana Barrett Warren Breedlove Crys
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Warlick Vernell Pendergrass Richard Rivers.
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Second Class postage paid at Abilene .Texas 79601
is on the H-SU Field House.- Mr.
Rose financed most of the cost of
Everbody at Hardin-Simmons students faculty and moving the building from Camp
staff should be deeply interested in what's going on around Berkeley and remodeling it
Abilene this week. SANDEFER: The late Dr. J. D.
What it is in case you've had your head so deep in the Sandefer longtime president
books that you haven't come up for air recently is the annual
meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. This aJ g2JX2aOT
means there are thousands of strange' Baptists in town in 8tudent with an interest in science
fact on our campus. The center was made possible by a
If you happen to be one of those Baptists visiting us for gift from the Sid W.RicharsonFoun-
the first time we want you to feel welcome. If you've visited dation of Fort Worth in 1964-
us before you already know you're welcome and we hope
you find things even more to your liking now than before.
If any university family understands the average Baptist
(if there is such a thing) it should be the people of Hardin-
Simmons. After all the Baptist General Convention of Texas
is our governing body. Some decisions made at this conven-
tion probably will have long-lasting effects on H-SU.
.We think the best way for anyone to become acquainted
with the real H-SU is to spend some time on the campus
It will be hard to find an "average" student but we can
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tell you a few things that might help you understand us.
To begin with most of us are Texans. Out of total fall
enrollment of 1626 there are 1382 from Texas. But this
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doesn't mean necessarily that we are narrow and provincial
in our thinking. Mingling with the natives are 244 other
students who come from some 40 states and a dozen foreign
We hope you look us over faculty and students alike.
And of course we hope you like what you see.
BUT THERE'S STILL TIME
The word's already out
about those bad grades
You shouldn't be wondering any
longer about how you're doing in
your classes. If you don't know by
now your parents or guardians do.
Progress reports were sent out
this past week oa all freshmen and
on all other students who are doing
leee than satisfactory in one or more
The reports collected from faculty
members after the first six weeks
aleo go to academic advisers. So if
you are still worried about a grade
hike UF gifts
H-SU employees already have
.pledged more in contributions to the
United Fund of Abilene than in any
previous year Kenneth Hill UF
1 eampue chairman told the faculty
ihi paet week.
So far this year's pledges total
$402654 compared to $2844.41 in
1972 $3080.73 in 18(71 and
$3307.30 ipi 1970.
8f nee tKe goal for the three col-
leges waa $12000 H-SU has
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contact your adviser.
The report procedure was voted on
by the faculty Mrs. Bill Maupin
"So many universities do this on
freshmen because it is such a transi-
tion from high school'' she
There is no letter grade indicated
on tho report A code indicates if the
students work is satsatisfactory
unsatisfactory or borderline. If a
professor has not reported on the
student the code letter "V" indicates
that progress has not been reported.
"This is to help the students" Mrs.
Maupin said ''so they can get help
before too much damage is done."
Rose Field House
begins new hours.
If you've been looking for a place
to play basketball volleyball lift
weights or jog or Friday nights and
Saturday afternoons you'll prob-
ably be interacted in the new Roee
Field Hovee hours.
The field houee will now be open
for etudeni atari a4 faculty en
Friday idghte from MO-fcOO ae on
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at cost from the Thurber Brick Co.
MOODY: Tho Moody Foundation
of Galveston. Tho Student Center
was named for tho founders of tho
Moody Foundation. '
NIX: The late E. a Nix Sr. of
Seminole and his son E. C. Jr.
members of a family linked to H-SU
for some 40 years. Nix Hall a
memorial to tho father and son was
made possible by gifts from the
senior Mrs. Nix her daughter-in-law
and her son-in-law and
daughter Dr. and Mrs. Lee
PARRAMORE: Tho late J. H.
Parramore one of the stalwart
ranchers who established Simmons
College. Tho athletic field is named
in hiB honor. Legend has it that Mr.
Parramore led a drive in early days
to build a high fence around the fiold
because he "hated to see men run
ROSE: Oscar Rose and the late
Mrs. Rose Abilenians whose name
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enrolled for credit in the university
since it first opened its doors in 1892.
It has granted some 11709 degrees
of which 1732 have been masters'
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During the first 10 years the
enrollment of students ranged from
90 to 100.
Throughout its histroy H-SU has
emphasized reiigi0UB training and
spiritual values. Several thousand
preachers and scores of missionaries
aro numbered in its rolls of ex-
points with a great deal of pride to
tho well-rounded program on its
campus. Its basketball program
under tho direction of Russell Berry
and its intercollegiate rodeo point up
its athletic program. Nationally
known also are its Concert Choir
and Cowboy Band.
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KEEP THE COWBOY?
by HELEN HALL
Last December the Student Cong-
ress voted to update three H-SU bil-
lboards. They wero opposed to the
Cowboy image because they felt that
it did not draw students to the
University. There are some how-
over who think that by changing
tho signboards tho historic Cowboy
image will gradually fade.
Tho question was raised: Should
tho Cowboy image remain a part of
Hardin-Simmons or is it outdated?
Phillip Lowo Graduate Assistant
As vice president of Student Cong-
ress at tho time the Cowboy sign was
change.I definitely do not feel that
our action to change the sign was
a movement against the Cowboy
image. Congress felt that the sign
was simply outdated and was not
attracting students. I definitely do.
not feel that the Cowboy image
should be changed. One only needs
to listen to. Dr. Rupert Richardson
relate the history of H-SU to realize
the significance of the Cowboy
The Cowboy is the mascot just as
the longhorn is the mascot of the
University of Texas. Just as you
don't have to be a longhorn to attend
UT you certainly don't have to be
a Cowboy to attend H-SU. However
tho Cowboy is an intregal part of
H-SU and of its traditions and
The Cowboy Band of H-SU was
the first and is still the only organi-
zation to use this title which is a
source of pride for H-SU. I feel that
the Cowboy image is such a unique
distinction and is such an intregal
part of H-SU history and tradition
that it should never be underes-
timated. Some other image might
seem more up-to-date for two or
three years but would never achieve
the status of the Cowboy.
Stephen Stroope sophomore
I don't think it is a question of
if we should retain the cowboy
image but whether we are going to
limit ourselves to one specific image.
There iB nothing wrong with the
imago itself. However it would be
very sad if this was the only type
of student that we appealed to.
H-SU is just now starting to get
away from a narrow perspective of
one image and our school in now
beginning to draw students from lar-
ger metropolitan ar.oas such as
Dallas Houston and San Antonio
' as it never has before. At the same
time there is still a fraction of stu-
dents here who have maintained the
A school with only a cowboy image
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will draw only cowboys; a band with
strictly cowboy songs will not bo
asked to play for much moro"than
rodeos and cowboy events.
Let's retain our uniquoness but
not to tho point of limiting ourselves.
Daniel Iabell Rodeo Club pres-
ident; Archie Jobe law enforce-
ment major; Jerry Sanders law
enforcement major Earl Jordan
agricultural major and Danny
Butler business major. Members of
the Rodeo Club.
The founders of this university
were either ranchers or had some-
thing to do with ranching. Ranching "
was and still is the business enter-
prise of the Southwest Cattle were
the major economical factors that
formed not only this community but
the whole Southwest. This region
has developed into the agriclutural
backbone of the United States
Realizing the need to develop their
potential the cattlemen (cowboys)
brought in educators and formed
many institutions of higher lear-
ning. H-SU is one of those institu-
tions. When the university began to
compete in intercollegiate sports a
mascot tho cowboy that reflected
the image of the founders was
chosen. The cowboy has been the
image of this school since the begin-
ning. To take away this image is to
take away the basic heritage of our
community. Could any person with
any self-respect even entertain the'
idea of changing such a tradition?
We believe that to change our
mascot would belittle the founder's
dream purposes and goals of this
institution. We hope that forty years
from today we can take our
grandchildren in our arms and tell
them of the memorable days we
spent as a part of the cowboy herit-
age on the H-SU campus.
Pedro Galvan senior Bible major.
I think that it's okay to be -called
the H-SU Cowboys but not to the
extreme of dressing in cowboy garb.
This is fine for Rodeo week but other
than that I don't go along with the
boots and the rest of the garb.
The change of the sign was a good
deal. It should show the modern stu-
dent and not buildings. Buildings do
not make a university. This is a good
university with quality education
and not a party school with a bunch
of goat-ropers running loose.
Lori Evans freshman.
Sometimes the Cowboy image can
be misleading. People who havohad
no contact with the school might
think of it as having a bunch of
"kickers" running around who have
no interest in studying.
The Cowboy image as known by
outsiders does not reflect the true
image of H-SU. It is really a place
where you can apply yourself and
learn in all areas. I was really sur-
prised to find that there aro really
only a few cowboys.
Hardin-Simmons is a small uni-
versity where the instructor profes-
sors and students usually learn to
know each other well before tho stu-
dent is graduated.
Some professors seem to retain an
impersonal attitude toward stu-
dents while others become involved
in campus activity. As a student
which type of professor or instructor '
do you prefer and why?
Tho men of Alpha Kappa Psi at
H-SU support Richard M. Nixon for
re-election as President of the
President Nixon is an honorary
k member of AKPei Bt Omicron
Chapter at Wayna State Uiveity-
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