The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 1, Ed. 1, Thursday, September 14, 1933 Page: 1 of 6
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Welcome To The Wildcat
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Glad You're ''Back!
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"The Optimist affirms the Pessimist denies life."--ALBERT EINSTEIN
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High Mark Reached In Early Enrollment This Year
Colley Selected! To
McMillan Resigns To
Devote. Full Time
PRfeACH AT HAMLIN
Colley Assumes Duties
Asi. Minister On
Tho t-calgnntion of E V. Mc-
Millan tendered In Jnminry of
this year became effective last-
Sunday when he addressed the
college Church of Christ far the
last time as local minister. In
rellnciulsflilng his present office
McMillan takes over full tenchinp
duties in the Bible department of
tho college where jhc has heen
partly occupied slpcchis coming
to Ahlleno five years. Ho will
preach each Sunday at Hamlin.
The vacated post will ho filled
by A- 0. vColley seasoned gospel
minister and at present minister
of tho Sears and Summit Church
of Christ of Dallas who will as-
sumo his regular duties the first
Sunday in October.
First notice of McMillan's in
tention of resignation was served
to church officials in January
but until recently no acceptance
was made. With the movo of ac-
ceptance by chucch officials si-
multaneously camo the election
to full curricula duty by the col-
Colloyrln coming to the College
Church of'Ghrist leaves a record
of eight years work at tio Pearl
and Bryan Church of Da.llas and
several years ministerial occupa-
tion at Vernon and- Waco Texas
besides his past connection at
tho Scars and Summit Church.
Sunday Colloy will bo in Abi-
lene to address tho college con-
gregation but will not commence
his regular work until the. first
Sunday in October.
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On returning from summpr va-
cation the writer experienced n
tingling of tho pulse on mounting
College Hill and once nguln be
holding the beautiful Wildcat
campus which had grown more
beautiful during tho summer
Thp. symetrlc amngemont of
architecture and tio array of
shrubbery and lawn sprayed
witli the last rays of a setting
pun present a spoctuclo of beau-
ty. Hut wo wonder If that ncauty
would not bCLdimlnlshed if thore
did not nrlso the associative
thought of Christian culturo as
being tho life giving stroke in an
otherwise stilted painting
jTci Optimist affirms tho pes-
sJlsl 'denies life'' says Albert
Wnsiefn. nhvslcist and nhilnso-
i . 'irfier 'n's Is quoted below the titii"
t lar heading in tho optimist.
The ontlmlst believes in life.
WelIevo.i it is worth tho trouble.
The optimist also believes In an
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Omnipotent and life after death.
He'lias faith. The pessimist be-
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"It is a cenuine ulcasure to
eral montlisiwc have been writing
with the avowed purpose of having you enjoy the school yeur of
1933-34 in these very happy beneficial environments.
"We have tried to have the physical equipment in as good con-
dition 'as possible so that it will be pleasing and profitable to you.
We have made some decided improvements during the summer
months as you will see. These have
money and wc are anxious therefore that you help us to care for
these and to' further beautify and enlarge our splendid plant.
"In many respects we cxpect'this to be the banner year in the
history of Abilene Christian College. We ar: .sure that the student
body will far exceed any other student body that has ever been here.
Wc believe too that extra-curricular activities will be kepi on a high
plane and will be quite popular and successful. We surely hope
that you will cooperate to the fullest extent in these activities to make
this year outstanding in his respect.
"The fine arts and other activities of the school have also been
improved and wc feel that increased activity in these departments
will be in evidence during the year.
"We are hoping for each of you a very happy successful school
year; and again wc say to you Welcome." James F. Cox President.
WELCOME FROM THE DEAN OF STUDENTS
"We arc happy to see so many of you interested in continuing
your education. We welcome you and wish for you a. most profit
able and loyotJyear together. -....
"With the cooperation which students in A. C. C have always
manifested this should be the best in the history of our college.
"Any time I can be of any assistance to you with any of your
problems do not hesitate to come to the Dean'; office." .
Walter H. Adams Dean of Students.
Schug And Morlan
Complete Work In
Brown And Bishop Take
Leave Of Absence
: rteturning to tho campus after
leave of absonco spent in grad-
uate study two members of 'the
faculty bring with them their
goal of attainmonta doctor's de-
grees In their branch of study.
Professor Howard 1 Schug
has secured his
I'h.D. degrco In
and this full will
assume his post
at tho head ot
In ACC. Schug
has been absent
from the camp
us during tho
nast year whllo
ho has been occupied in study at
David Lipscomb college tho Unl
verslty ot Michigan and the Uni-
versity of Texas.
Grover C. Morlan Is tho otior
nrofessor to re
ceive his doctor
a i ft recently.
During tho sum
mer s o s s I o n
ed his graduate
study In tho Uni-
versity of Iqwu
where ho former
ly received his MORLAN
M.A. degree The degree will bo
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wnlcomo vou to A. C. C. For sev
you and sending literature to you
cost us hours 6f labor and much
TO BE BIGGER
PRICE IS LOWERED
"Buy Your Prickly Pear
Now; Save Money"
The staff of the Prickly Pear
tho official year-book of A.C.C
announces that this year's annu-
al will bo as large as last yearV
and yet will bo reduced in price
It will bo posslblo to buy you:
annual and lmvo your picture
made for tho same prico that the
students paid for their annual
alone last year.
Tho price ofUho annual will he
reduced from f 0.00 to ULO cash.
Tills reduction Js made possible
by tho staffs wlsh4 to aid the
students who aro having n hard
time going to school this year
and yet wish Jo havo n booli that
will recall nil the good times as
well os the hard times of that
year. This reduction in prico
will not causo a deterioration In
quality. Tho 103 Prickly Pear
will contain 8 more pages and a
great many more pictures than
the 1033 annual." Tho cover nml
slzo- Qf tho book will bo the same
as last year's. -
Tho Prickly Pear will he fill-
ed with pictures and printed du
tails Intermingled with humor
mis sketches. The theme will
bo ono of "Campus Life." till
will be drawn into n display rop'
resenting in full tho year of 1031
Kach outstanding activity and nil
tho Important events ns well a
tho organizations and clastic
will no brought' out In clear apt)
emphatic pictures and -print. Yon
will not only havo a collection
of your friends' pictures hut there
will bo plenty of room to haw
the so pictures autographed;
thereby making an unequalled
treasure for ytiu.
'I1UY YOUR PRICKLY PEAlt
NO)V AND SAVE MONEY" say
ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGK
Added To Faculty
For New Session
Gibson Calhoun Hale
In opening for the twenty
eighth session Abilene Christian
college has added to Us faculty
four new instructors in four (lif-
erent departments of tho cur-
riculum. The administration has thrown
now impetus into tho health de-
partment h)v naming Dr. John
Paul Gibson to tho post of As-
soclato Professor of- Health. In
the capacity ot collcgo physlcianj
Dr. Gibson will direct health edu-
cation in its different phrases on
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WELCOME NEW STUDENTS
AH A. C. C. U nlad to have
you bore as a new friend of
tho school and we sincerely
hope your experiences oh our
campus will be both profit'
able and enjoyable.
The success oi our first year
together will depend largely
upon the way wo cooperate for
tho oood o! all and every up-
porclassman In scnool is will-
ing to aslst you In your prob-
lems. We expocj you to risk
ua for kelp that wo mIMtit
stimulate a genuine tplrlt ot
unity and fellowship.
May you have a happy
WELCOME FROM COACH
Freshman and Uppcrolass-
maa we are glad to welcome
you to the campus for ACC's
Heads in every department
are looking forward to peak
accomplishments and spcria
are no 'exception. We are
looking to a pennaut In the
conference this year and with
the material already present-
ed wo have reasons lor our ex-
pectations. Whatever your talent find
your tns and set to work for
ACC. The Wildcat campus It
glad to weUeae yen.
Ceaeli "lit" ISerrk.
KURSK Vif' "fwr"'jBrHWMi
Official Opening Tuesday Morning
Inaugurates Twenty-Eighth Session
Many Freshmen Sicn Ud:
Yesterday; Okla h o m a
With' 250 freshmen and mora
than one "hundred upperclassmen
registered this morning onroll-
mcnl continues with a promise of
tho largest number of students
since 1028 and prospects of the
greatest student body in the his-
tory of tlw school.
Registration for freshmen be-
gan Tuesday afternoon and wllr
contlnuo through this week. Up-
perclassmen began registering
Wcdncrdny afternoon; most of
them arc expected to enroll today
nml tomorrow. Officials expect
between 550 nndGOO to sign up by
Saturday. cTnsTcs begin meeting
Oklahoma leads in tho number
of out of state students register
ing with New Mexico a closo sec
ond. Other states sending repre-
sentatives are Alabama Califor
nia Ohio Tennessee KniiKos and
Enrollment has been steadily
Increasing tho past few years.
Two years ago only. 355 students
registered in tuc fall wntie inst
year approximately 450 register
ed in the college.
In The Day's News
On tho sport pugo you will si-.
the picture of ACC's coach of
athletics. Thai ho IS'THIJ UET
Is not only tho opinion of cverjf
Wildcat but also of everyone"
who knows him.
This year ACG has a college
physician. Ho Is an "ox" too.
From tho twinkle in" his eye we
note that Dr. Gibson has not lost
that Wildcat spirit in his absence
from tho campus. A broken toe
or fractured stomach shouldn't
bother you whllo Dr. Gibson Is
Pope. You!vo heard "tho name
before? Sure and .why not bo's J
tho student prcxy. The littlo boy
who made good (as President
Cox has said) ithat'a Jack Pope.
Ho holds the"' reins of nearly
ovorythlng on tho campus but
tho Acappella Chorous.
TONIGHT AT 7:30
Tho annual "Collego Night
program is to ba presented this
evening at 7:30. in Sewcll audi-
torium under the direction ol
Jack Pope student prcxy.
Tho program had not been ar-
ranged In "entirety as the paper
goos to press but the following
numbers had been arranged: A
olin-oct play Including in its cast
(May. Rco Harison Horschol
North and Dale McCook; a group
of sohgs by a quartet composed
of Maurice Roberts Herbert
Broadlis Leo McClung and Dale
McCook; selections by tho junior
hand; Lawrence Smith orator do
luxe will elaborate on tho wat
ermelons and other monstrosities
In his annual dissertation.
.All students are Invited to at
Trustees Mayor Public
Schools McMurry And
Simmons Give Greetings
Abilene Christian Collcgo. was.
formally opened wr the twenty-
eighth long session Tuesday
morning at 10 In Sewo)lt auditor-
President James F- Cox presid-
ed and introduced; each speaker.
Wi H Free Iqd the traditional
opening song "Ail Hail tjio Pow-
er of Jesus' Name" which lie hat
conducted at overy opening with
tho exception of last year Char-
les. II. Robcrson led the prayer
and J. W. Treat read tile scrip
ture Paul's sermon on Mars
Hill which henceforth will bo.
read nt every opening.
After tho singing of "Count
Your Blessings" Cox introduced
J.. E. McKinzIc president of the
goard of trustees who guvo thu
official wolcome and admonition
"If you receive -a degrco from
this institution you havo an ob-
ligation to bo worth mora to tho
world" ho said. "Bo loyal be u
llvo wins and bo for everything
A.CC is for. Help protect and
preserve A.C.C and be ioyul to
thoso who sacrificed and made it
Followed In order grceling-l
from C .L. Johnson mayor- ot
Abilene; n. D Green supcrin-
tendent of the Abllcno public
Schools; President J. Wi Hunt of
McMurry; mid Vice-President R.
N. nichanlsnii of Simmons.
O. M. Reynolds one of the first
students of the college gave tho
Contest Next Term
Tryouts Tentatively Set
- The Melponncncan Players col-
lege dramatic club under the sup-
ervision of Miss Elsio Gist has
been working on plans for a one-
act play tournament. It is plan-
ned that .tho tournament will be
state-wido contest to bo hold at
term. Each school entering will
bo charged an cntranco fco which
will be used ontertalnlng the
guests and in tho purchasing of
trophies for tho winning schools.
Herschcl North president of
tho club has been working on
three" plans and hopes to arouse
much cnthuslam for tho touruoy.
Ho also hopes thut tho A. C C
club will bo allowed to exchange
one-act plays with Simmons and
McMurry at somo tlmo during
tho fall term.
ThQ date for trybutB for tho
club has been tentatively sot for
Thursday evening Soptember28
In Sowell auditorium. A dofinato
date will bo announced later In
Other officers of tho club for
tho new session arc: Clifton
Walker vlco-prcsldont; Elizabeth
Brewer secretary; Dalo McCook
business manager; KIrby Daw-
kins stage manager; and May
I Hh Ilirrhwn reporter
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