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Wills Hall, the "athletes' abode" located at the northeast side of the
campus, is a white frame structure which houses about thirty-two men.
Even though students continually predict that "a strong wind will blow
Wills away", 'the building is still clinging to its foundations.
Strong bonds of friendship exist among the occupants of Wills, and
they are as clannish as the Hatfields or the McCoys, although they do
not have the same bloodthirsty customs. Nevertheless, a spirit of loyalty
and co-operation not only unites the boys socially. but in group activities
and intramural athletic competition as well. The many good-natured
jokes about the not-too-substantial structure of Wills Hall, and the good
humor of its occupants concerning their "home-away-from-home", are
a definite part of campus life.
Bridge At Givens
The exterior of the smaller of
Central's two women's dormitories
resembles an average home, with
the exception of the large black
letters on the front which give the
name of the first graduate of
Howard-Payne College, Mary
Kring Givens. A living room on the
first floor, complete with a fire-
place, sofa, easy chairs and tables,
and attractive bedrooms on both
floors make Givens a real home
for about fifteen women students.
Because Givens Hall does not
contain a dining room, the girls
brave the elements and make the
mad dash from their home to
Howard-Payne for their meals. In
spite of such inconveniences as
this, the Givens girls remain
strongly attached to their foster
home. Its small size and cheerful,
home-like atmosphere make it a
pleasant residence for women.
Will Power' At Wills.
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The building on the campus that resembles an
English country home is McMurry Hall, the dormi-
tory for men. Boys who are deaf fare better than
those with sensitive hearing here, and light sleepers
have resorted to cotton ear plugs to 'escape some
of the noise. Several games of skill are popular at
the dormitory-bowling down the long cement halls
at coke bottles, dropping bags of water from second
or third floor windows upon unsuspecting classmates
below. Firecrackers, too, are favorite playthings of
Central men. Also, McMurry is generally the start-
ing place for all the "no school tomorrow" carn-
paigns. ' ,
The front yard of McMurry Hall in the fall and
spring seems to be a community recreation center.
A few men try their hand at golf, some play base-
ball, while others compete in determined but friendly
touch football games.
McMurry has a functioning governmental system.
composed of elected student representatives, in co-
operation with the dean of men. Although McMurry
Hall may be a wild house occasionally, it does have
its quiet moments, too. lt is generally aqgreed TCI!
one year of living in McMurry is a practi al les on
in sociology, worth much more than a six hour
course in the subject.
McMurry Chow Hull,
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Brannock Hall, the first building to be constructed on the campus, is now
the administrative heart of Central College. All college business, local and
national, finds its beginning in this building. The President and the Dean have
their offices in Brannock, and contact with all graduates is made through the
busy alumni office. The school treasurer, the bookkeeping office, the director
of admissions lnew students' first acquaintancel, and the foreboding office of
the registrar are also a part of Brarmock Hall.
The home of Central's yearbook, the Raqout and its newspaper, the Cen-
tral Collegian, is on the third floor. The art department shares this floor with
the Student Publications and art students, clad in color-dotted clothes, carry
that certain "Li if' aroma of turpentine and paint around with them at all times.
Sociology, journalism, business law, and a variety of other subjects are taught
in Brannock, as well as all business courses. Brarmock Hall, the administration
building and the heart of the many branches of the whole school, has received
the honor of being placed on the official seal of the College.
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