The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 3, Ed. 1, Friday, October 3, 1958

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OCTOBER 3 1958
SINGING 'N' STRUMMING
'Pages'
Newest
By JERRY GREER
The Pages recording artists for
.cubic uecoras una also students
or former students of ACC havo
recently announced the coming
release of their newest record.
Written by Charles McLeod
the musical groups guitar player
the two songs' titles are "I Heard
the Wind" and "Donna Marie."
Other members of The Pages are
singers Hal McGlothlin David
Pulllas Phil Smith and Billy
Lyon. Swinging at the guitar
strings are Reford Schmlttou and
McLeod.
SINCE 1956 when the group
was first organized The Pages
have called Abilene and ACC
their home. However with the
closing b( school last spring each
member went his Individual way
and the group has remained
separated.
Vocalist Billy Lyon Is In New
Mexico teaching and Phil Smith
is in Houston attending the Uni-
versity of Houston. Hal McGloth-
lin resides in Abilene but is due
to go into the Army Oct. 19. Mc-
Leod Pullias and Schmittou are
all here on the campus.
IN THE LAST two years The
Pages have gained some recogni
tion and have traveled widely
.over the state of Texas. Appear
DESCANT
'Hunters' Lacks Plot;
Boasts Tads and Frills'
By WILKES BERRY
The plot's the thing. If it hasn't
got it here it hasn't got it. "Tht
Hunien" didn't have it. A stellar
cast contributed a great deal to-
ward making the audience think
It was getting meat and potatoes
Instead of skimmed milk and mel-
ba toast. To wit: Robert Mitchum
May Brit (the hunted) Robert
Wagner (luckily not Mickey
Rooney).
Mitchum who looked as If he
had just had a bout with Prdston
Perm Questions Point
Of "Death to West?"
Forum Editor:
While reading the editorial last
week called "Death to the West?"
I pondered the point.
I hope that in essence the edi-
torial meant to show disapproval
pi apparel hypocrisy.
But the style of the article-
seemed to slam the wearing of
boots and western hats for all
reasons.
A city boy sporting $50 high-
topped boots a Roy Rogers shirt
and a ten-gallon hat would be as
much a misfit on the campus as
would I if I wore a tuxedo to feed
my hogs.
Therefore if the editorial was
directed at ACC Lone Rangers I
agree to the fullest extent.
But at the same time I will con-
tinue wearing boots. Most of .us
who wear them do so mainly ( for
the comfort they offer.
Billy Penn
Reunite To Drum
Record Release
ances of The Pages include a
show at Texas Tech one in Bay-
town and a TV appearence on
KFJZ-TV in Fort Worth.
They havo put on their own
shows in Abilene and in Duncan
Okla. and have sung at the Stat-
ler Hotel In Dallas and the Sands
Hotel in Abilene.
The Pages are managed by
Gene Coleman ACC graduate
and senior class president in 1057-
58 who is now residing In Dallas.
THIS SUMMER the irroun wns
offered contracts with such re
CHEESE. PLEASE
Camera Bug Bites Student
He Snaps ACC Campus Life
By JUDY BRANDON
"O.K. let's give a nice fat
cheese." These words arc the
stock of the trade to thnt snwlnl
man with a camera David Dallas.
Dallas a senior student from
Cross Plains has worked four
years as photocraohcr fo rthn
Prickly Pear and the Optimist.
Yet even with these four venrs
of professional experience he
the Hypnotist changed expres-
sion about as often as his jet
plane and tried to surpass its
wing-span with his shoulder pads.
Perhaps we're just soured on the
stock role tough heartless air
ace shows himself to be a noble
and self-sacrificing Polly-anna
after all.
THE BEST that can be said
for "The Hunters" is that it was
replete with all the "fads and
frills" of movie-making. There
were some swing and meaningful
ihots of supersonic jets streaking
ivcr Chinese rice noddies vuhrr
he natives were engaged in
primitive farming.
Take-offs hardly outnumltor
"pry crashes which were specta-
cular in glorious technicolor and
rcath-toklng Cinemascope.
The Abilono Symphony Orches-
tra (please read on) is doing its
Mt to alleviate the cultural'
'routh which we have all deplor-J
1 in these West Texas hinter-
lands.
The orchestra Is willing to meet
'nyone half-way without selling
its birth-right. Very few people
"an fail to enjoy a program of
piano music by a young pianist of
Leonard Pennario's caliber.
PENNARIO will onen the senson
on Tuesday Oct. 14 in the Abi-
lene High School auditorium.
Season tickets will be on sale at
that time. For $3 students can
see all the concerts presented this
year.
The Abilene Community Thea-
ter is making more professional
noises his year; in fact it hopes
to move into Its own "house" be-
re too many weeks. Early in
Vovember ACT will serve up "A
Hatful of Rain" to anvone who
relishes realism-in-thc-round.
TRIAL BALLOONt What is to
prevent a start's being made ta.
ward furnishing our college com-
munity with something more
worthwhile entertainment . wise
than warmed-over Vaudevilles-
THE OPTIMIST
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cording studios as Imperial Rec-
ords and Dot Records which was
made famous by at Boone.
However Chuck "Edwards whe
owns controlng interest in the
Eagle Recording Company felt
that these offers were not in a
high enough bracket for this par-
tcular group of entertainers.
If all necessary arrangements
can be made. The Paces will
travel to New Orleans Oct. 27 to
take part in a stace show which
will be headlined by the Tommy
Dorsey band.
still considers himself "an
amateur because of fast-developing
advances in the photography
field."
THIS "AMATEUR" has been a
camera bug since his sophomore
days in high school. "The more
and more I get involved the more
photography fascinates me" says
David. From those early days he
has progressed to "banquets
color weddings home portraits
industrial commercial passports
and parties" quote David Dallas'
business card.
Last year he won second place
in the TIPA contest with a fea-
ture picture.
David and his faithful camera
companion a $475 Swedish Has-
selblad 1000-F can be seen nearly
every day In some dormitory pai -lor
in the auditorium on the Ad
ministration Building fire escape
or on the athlete field capturing
the spirit of Abilene Christian
College in pictures.
"I'M ALWAYS ready to go
anywhere anytime for a good pic-
ture" states Dallas whose phone
number is OR 3-7149.
He his camera and the other
member of the family his wife
Buena live at 317 E.N. 14. The
most exciting picture he ever
made was taken from the ton nf
a 00 feet tall vibratlmr oil dor-
rick while a derrick man was
holding his feet to keep him from
slipping in the oil.
DESPITE THE conditions the
picture was good enough to be
published in "Drill Bit" magazine.
David is majoring in art and
plans to go into either commer-
cial art or free-lance photogra-
phy. It is his opinion that "Photo-
graphy in the future will play a
big role in science industry
medicine and nearly any other
major field."
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CLAUDIA CZERNY . . . Italian Siudent
Claudio Lauds School System
Hopes For U.S. Citizenship
By PHYLISS GOODWIN
"Trieste is the best place in the
world" said Claudio Czerny who
has been in the United States a
little over a week after arriving
from Italy. He quickly added that
he liked ACC Texas and Amer
ica and hopes to become a citi-
zen some day.
Claudio who is studying Bible
and language is on a student visa
until 1962.
"THE MOST important thine to
me is that I was baptized this
past year along with mv wife."
said Claudio. His wife Adriana
Zorzle Ciustiniani and their five-month-old
baby daughter Dan-
iela Sarah are still In Trieste.
Claudio hopes that they will be
able to join him soon.
BURTON'S ART
FOR STATE FAIR
"Forest Path" an oil painting
b' a former ACC art student Al
Ruit'n will be exhibited in the
Dn''as Museum of Fine Arts lo-
mted on the fairgrounds October
4-20.
IuitwKca uuu universities 01
Texas were invited to submit
fu..itiub3 iui juujjuijj 10 me an
exhibit board which is under tho
direction of Byran Caldwell dl-
rector of the Fort Worth Art Cen-
I 'or I
' Thirty-seven entries were sub-'
mitted 15 of which were selected. 1
(The exhibit was required to be
the work of a student attending
one of the schools in the nast two
years. "Forest Path" was ACC's
only entry.
I Burton a '58 ACC graduate
from Bell Tenn. was an art ma-
jor president of the Art Club and
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NEW HOME
Before coming to the United
States Claudio worked for the
merchant marines and specialized
In super tankers. He studied in
nautical schools for four years-
and was studying to become a
third officer but he doesn't plum
a career in navigation.
CLAUDIO speaks a little Span-
ish French and Yugoslovian. He
went to school for a total of 15
years but says that the studies
were not on a university level.
Claudio says that the school
system here is far superior to the:
one he attended.
At present Claudio is trying-
hard to learn the English lan-
guage to find Dart time work unit
help hasten the time when his.
lamuy can join him.
PICKED
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student assistant for the art de-
partment while In college.
"Keep Higher Education Grow-
ing With Texas" will be the
theme of the state fair.
The ten schools represented at
the exhibition will be ACC North
Texas State San Angelo Junior
College San Antonio College
Southwestern University Texas
Agricultural and Mechanical Col-
lege Texas Christian University
Texas College of Arts and In-
dustries Texas Technological
College and Texas University.
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. The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 3, Ed. 1, Friday, October 3, 1958. Abilene, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth95919/. Accessed July 12, 2014.