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Physical Education, Dormitories Tom Cobb, assistant coach, is a graduate of Northwestern Okla- homa Teacher ' s College. He is also line coach lor the Gents and coach of the boxing team, and the main reason for the lat- ter ' s success this season. Mrs. Elizabeth Reynolds David- son, director oi Physical Educa- tion for Women, has done much in the past three years to secure the prominent place which Wom- en ' s Athletics now holds on the campus. She is a graduate of Hendrix College, ■where her fath- er is now President, and of the University of Illinois. Alvin C. Voran, student coun- sellor, has only recently come to Centenary from Oklahoma City University where he was head of the Voice Department and stu- dent personnel director. He is a graduate of McPherson College and of the American Conserva- tory of Music of Chicago. E. A. McDonnell, director of the dining hall, is a graduate of Centenary where he received his B. S. degree and oi Columbia, where he received his Masters degree. Elmer Smith, assistant coach, is also baseball coach. He is a graduate of Hendrix College, anc has done graduate ■work at the University of Illinois and the Uni- versity of Colorado. Mrs. J. H. Blakemore, secretary or (he Athletic Department, re- ceived her degree from Centen- ary in 1934. She is one of the Gents most ardent boosters, and no sports event can take place unless authorized by Matties presence. Miss Lida Muse, director of the Home Economics Department, re- ceived her B. S. degree from the University of Tennessee and her Masters degree from Columbia University. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi an honorary so- ciety. Mrs. Ella C. Briley, matron of Colonial Hall, has for the past five years been second mother to the many girls who make the dorm their second home. Mrs. Briley was formerly house moth- er at Oklahoma University at Norman.
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Speech Departments The Division of Fine Arts is favored with an unusually brilliant assemblage of in- structors whose ability in their particular field qualifies them not only to teach their subject but to obtain individual honors in it. John Wray Young, Jr., instructor of dramatics, is probably even better known to those outside the college walls for his work as director of the Shreveport Little Theatre. Any student of Art is familiar with the work of Don Brown, whose ex- hibitions have won praise from leading artists and critics in the United States and Europe. The excellence of the Music De- partment is known not only through the individual honors received by instructors Martini, Squires, and Rolston but through the outstanding performances given by the choral groups and soloists they have trained. This year is the probationary period for the Music Department, which is seeking admission in the American Schools of Music Association and the staff is endeavoring to fulfill all the require- ments set by this organization, with em- inent success to date. A music library has been built up by this group, and more courses than ever before are being of- fered, including instruction in the playing of brass, reed, woodwind, string and vari- ous other instruments. Through the participation of the art stu- dents in giving exhibitions of their own work, the music students in recitals and special performances in nearby towns, and the dramatic students in Little Theatre and radio plays, the outstanding work of these departments is becoming better known and it is more and more effectively serving the cause of liberal education. A duo of duos, under the direction of Professor Squires, make a very charming arrangement, both ot the piece and ot themselves. Prospective or merely hopeful young artists watch with interest as Don Brown demonstrates the correct technique in painting a portrait. Ernest Rolston, Director of Music, received his A. B. from Pennsyl- vania State College and his B. M. from the Cadek Conservatory of Music. Since that time he has spent eight years studying voice with Oscar Steagle in New York and has done graduate work in arts at Louisiana State University.
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And Home Economics There is opportunity for every one in Cent- enary ' s athletic program, which provides for class, intramural, and competitive sports as well as intercollegiate activity. The exploits of the Gentlemen on the grid- iron, court, and diamond, and their feats in the squared circle are already recorded in the annals of Centenary ' s sport history. Less valuable perhaps to the prestige of the school, but just as important in the development of individual ability, is the work accomplished in the regular gym classes and in competitive sports. Every phase of athletics is taken up in the vari- ous classes, with wide diversification in the women ' s division; which might indi- cate that the fairer sex has a wider range of interests or merely that they are harder to please. In intramural sports, teams are entered for competition in football, basket- ball, boxing and softball, with a hand- some trophy as the award offered to the winners in each sport, and a cup for the organization which makes the greatest number of honor points in each division. Individual competition in tennis and other sports is also sponsored. Thus, inspired by the excellent equipment of the new gym, the athletic department at Centenary makes another year of progress toward physical perfection. The Home Economics Department, which trains the female of the species for home- making and the domestic acts just as the Physical Education Department trains its members in the more manly arts, has also increased its activities for this year. New courses have been added and a House- hold Arts Club has been organized, which has as its purpose " to supplement in part rather than duplicate the work done in class, and to promote personal growth and the spirit of competition. " The first major in the Home Economics Department will receive her degree in June, which in- dicates the advance in the activity of this particular section. The iairer sex tries its hand at ye olde English game of shuttle cock, better known as badminton. Within this case Centenarians may proudly view the relics oi tormer victories and the as yet un- awarded trophies of intramural sports. Curtis Parker, athletic director and head tootball coach, is largely responsible tor Centen- ary ' s achievements on the grid- iron in the past few years. Coach Parker also directs the basket- ball team, and is a member of the National Committee on Bas- ketball Rules. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.
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