The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 2, Ed. 1, Thursday, September 21, 1933 Page: 2 of 4
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G. B. Shelboumc Sports and News
Trine Starnes News
Bert Ezzell Otis Jacobs Will Forehand Sports
Wildron B. Shcrrod Marlin Caruth James Taggart Margaret
Harvey Childress Reiligious
Estelle Duckworth Mildred Willis Society
Homer Utley Administration
Foy Brantley - Marjorie Adrian
TOAST TO ALMA MATER
Stand ye Wildcats grads and exes and we'll drink a toast to
Christian. Hold high the cup and deeply quaff it quaff it with
this sentence "Here's to her my own my Alma Mater."
"Here's to her my chosen college here's the sparkling bubbling
flowing purest draught that throat may relish.
For ye grads we'll drink it firstly to her days of yesteryears.
Now ye students lift it higher sing and praise her ere ye tilt it
to her blessed glorious present to her coming banner year. Now
ye slimes take up the cup but before your lips shall touch it breathe
a prayer for her future for the wondcrous days to be for the glorious
Did You Kno ! Young Men Assembly
nom rirst meeting
Thai Robert R. Lee is n fresh-
man in A. C. C.? ?
That Violn Fulls?
That Dr. Scluig likes ice crenni
Thnt.l'ennlit Kcyes is now wan-
dering down tho old ox road
Thi.t some (isli nhhor "Honi"
That Wood row Watson 1m tool
Ing orotty blue??
Thru ho is not by himself (in
That Gwyudolyn lias gone honm
girls nnd H. V. Crave company?
That Brian McKinzIc In the big
shot of the. Pnllcto and Ilrush?
That J. Wllllo Trc.-.t has a po-
That John Simmons hangs tho
pictures in his room on a clothes
That Hoischol North Is looking
for n girl?
That a number of frwhm"n
have learned the old trick of bn
coming little brothers and sister
of to former students?
Thnt you ought to ut'end ch'ip
That this column purposes to
inform you of the oditlcs here-
abouts since tho demise of our
? GUESS WHO ?
IF I HAD A MILLION
If I had the proverbial million I too would be the callous-
ed person desirous of more gain unhcedful of the needy and dissat-
ed with life as perhaps ninety or more of every hundred million-
I wouldn't sleep much at night and I would need a doctor's ser-
vices constantly for my ills. My stomach would not be a consoling
one nor would I have friends that knew and understood me. Hundreds
of employees under me would not relieve my mind of stocks and
bonds and figures and interest and taxes.
Summer vacations wouldn't be much rest for me because I would
be tired of hotels and delicate dishes and swanky clothes. I would
be incumbered with those daily.
If I had a million I couldn't stop at Jim's house on the way
home because Jim is just a clerk and peoplemight talk.
You say "Why if I had a million me I'd "
Onlv vou wouldn't. You'd he so enveloped at your job of keep
ing your million and making that next one that you would have
little time for living and being just an ordinary person getting a
kick out of buying a new tire for the old wreck and getting a new
pair of pants Saturday night out of the pay check.
If I had a million I'd want them to be ice cream cones not
dollars. Dollars cause worry but whoever heard of an ice cream
cone worrying anyone.
THE PART THEY PLAY by
jamos Walton Taaaart Avail-
able from the author who Is a
student In ACC. Price 91.00.
Mission Study Body
J. P. Crenshaw spoke to the
first regular meeting of the Mis-
sion Study class Wednesday eve-
ning September 20. Over one
hundred students heard tho talk
on "What Do Ye More Than Oth-
ers?" In brief these are Crenshaw's
"I consider I am speaking to a
group of the most zealous students
for the kingdom of God in ACC.
I want to ask each of you of you
"What do ye more than others?'
"It is a fine thing to have the
truth a better thing to love the
truth but best to practice the
"Just the same as we use our
muscles in exercise to grow phy-
sically so we must use our spir-
itual senses to grow strong in the
"Some reasons wo should do
more than others are:
1. We are known by the fruit
we bear. We are able to be the
salt of the earth Matt. 5:13 but
we cannot be that unless we prove
it by our works.
2. Our eternal happiness de-
pends on it. Matt. 5:20 Jesus
says 'Except your righteousness
exceed the righteousness of the
Scribes and Pharisees ye shall in
.no case enter into the kingdom of
3. We are the light of the
world therefore we must have a
brighter light than the average
person in the world.
4. We must also excell in the
Christian graces gentleness pur
ity forbearance and truth.
5. We are looking for more
than others. The one who does
not obey God can only look at the
river of Death and see the wrath
of God awaiting him. The Girls-
tian sees 'in death the home of the
soul awaiting him.
"Preach The PW." Paui.
By HARVEY CHILDRESS
Fay Wilson spoke at Truhy
Harold Thomas preached for
the congregation at Tabernacle.
James Staggs preached at Lawn.
Wallace Layton baptized one at
The congregation at Oplin
heard Kenneth Tucker Sunday
Frank Traylor preached in Buf-
Trine Starnes closed an interest-
ing meeting at Albany with two
baptisms and two placing mem-
bership. E. W. McMillan went to his
regular appointment at Hamlin.
Don Morris preached for the
Reuel Lemmons filled the pul-
pit in Strawn
W. B. West carried on his reg-
ular work in Merkel.
Harvey Childress filled his reg-
ular appointment at Union.
Richard Finch spoke to the
prisoners in jail.
Alex Weid preached for the
LeMoine Lewis preached at
Hamby ' "
"The Part They Play" is a vol-
ume of unique biography. No
one would appreciate reading a
volume on cripples. Thnt would
be dry. But James Walton Tag-
gart has given life strokes to his
volume by outlining the lives of
those of those cripples in America
WHO HAVE MADE GOOD DE-
SPITE THEIR PHYSICAL HANDICAP.
Perhaps Taggart could not
have gotten into the spirit of the
thing or rather would not have
even written the book had it not
been for his own individual han-
dicap from birth.
The simplicity with which the
author lias written his books link-
ed with his keen philosophical in-
sight into the lives of others has
mado the book worth reading and
certainly worth the price.
Tncgart who is enrolled in the
college at present has available
copies of the book for sale.
Year With Unusual
Turnout To Meeting
Weslie Mickie Is Named
for tiie first time this
organization netted a
total claimed by mem-
one of the largest as-
the organization's his-
hers to be
Weslie Mickie evangelistic stu-
dent and junior in the college
was named to tho chairmanship
post for the fall term of school.
The roll will be called at each
meeting by George Stevenson a
sophomore who last year was
prominent in the forum work.
The meeting was taken up with
discussion of plans for the year
and with a general introduction of
the forum to new members by the
older heads. In arranging for the
program tomorrow night the or-
ganization decided to invite A 0..
Col ley new College Church min-
ister to speak before the forum.
Although definite announcement
as to the speaker had not been
made Wednesday those in charge
of the program were making an
effort to secure Colley for the
Friday night meeting '
Kenneth Tucker was chairman
of the Young Mcn't meeting
Monday evening in Scwell audi-
toriuinm. The program consisted of song
prayer and outline of the work
of Young Men's meeting by 'Ken-
neth Tucker and impromptu
speeches by Woodie Holdcn
Trine Starnes Harold Thomas
Harvey Childress nnd Otis Gate-
wood. Eacii talk contained evi-
dence of the value of the meetings
and the admonition to new stu-
dents to attend every meeting of
that sort on the campus.
During the week Pres. Cox will
appoint someone to arrange pro-
grams for each Monday evening.
ENROLLMENT GOES S00
Enrollment in the college had
reached a total of 500 by Wednes-
day a check on registration fig-
ures sjiowcd. This tops last year's
enrollment at this time by 60.
The office expresses a belief
that 550 students would enroll in
the college alone before the fall
term lias elapsed.
In the academy at the same time
49 registrations had been filed in
the office and more were expect
ed before the week is over.
A list of the training school
showed a total of 61 which is an
increase over lost year.
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Morris who for years has been
acquainted with Kimbrouoh. Mor
ris assures his men that they had
need not look for a snap if Frank
Kimbrough has been working with
that bunch long. Hut it is Mor
ris' business to sec ihat the Bad'
gers do not get away with even a
shade of the 75-0 victory that was
theirs in tho first encounter last
There will be a display of new
wares for the Wildcat adherents
Saturday. Changes in formations
and the injection of somejiew per-
sonnel will make the Wildcats
look like a different machine. No-
body knows but it is conjectured
that practically the whole feline
force will make the trip as they
did last Saturday to Dallas. The
starting hook-up will likely ap-
Right End Holmes.
Left End McKinzie.
Right Tuckle Campbell.
Left Tackle Cooper.
Right Guard Moser.
Left Guard Mason.
Right Half Bryan.
Others who will probably be
seen in action include: Hardegrcc
and Carter ends; Cockrell and
Pycatt tackles; Nelson nnd Ross
guards; and Raymor and Connel
backs. The coach intends to do
plenty of substitutions since he
has about twenty-two men each of
whom is about as good as the oth-
er. There ore ten Icttermen on
the starting roll above.
Anderson may take the block-
ing position because of a bad
knee. In such his three hackfield
assistants Maxwell Bryan and
Baldwin will do the bulk of the
lugging. Among the new material
is Jack Carter junior college
transfer from Freed-Hardeman
and aspirant to an end position.
From such newcomers the fans
may well expect new surprises.
The coach's felicity over last
Saturday night s showing cannot
be hidden. He expresses himself
as being "well pleased" and is
looking confidently to other
pleasantries of greater proportion.
The first conference tangle is
slated for October 6 against the
Daniel Baker Goats there. The
Cats will have staged six foreign J
arguments before the first home
game November 3 against Howard
LAST WEEKt JACK POPE
Ho just came in the other day
Lut lots of folk know him already.
Before the year is over everybody
on the campus will have read his
name many times because he is in
If he gets cynical that is mere-
ly sham. Its his way of being
funny. His speaking ability is
unsurpassed on the campus and he
writes too. But he also is a mem-
ber of the But that would
he telling; wc have already said
too much. A great guy to know;
you'll agree. WatcTi for his
nnmo next week.
TEXACO Service Station
"Cas That Sets the Pace
Oil with a Superior Base."
Get TEXACO at 13th & Pine
G. R. WRAGG Prop.
The Wilson Cafe
Serving in Collegiate Style
. . . informal dinners
. . . socials
1 N. 2nd St. C. L. Johnson prop.
By J. P. GIBSON M. D.
Everyone should have a com-
plete physical examination at
least once each year. By follow-
ing this program any slight de-
viation from the normal will be
lling and corrective measures
can be instituted.
Even the most serious condi-
tions such as cancer tuberculosis
and heart trouble can be handled
effectively if diagnosed early. It
is foolish to postpone a physical
examination "because the doctor
might find something wrong with
me." Ignorance of abnormalities
in no way prevents their rapid de-
velopment into serious conditions.
After undergoing a complete
examination it is very reassuring
to hear the doctor say "Sound as
a dollar" if ho finds no abnor-
malities. It is also good news to
learn of any defects and receive
instructions regarding their cor-
rection. To date it is not possible to
buy spare parts for the human
body (false teeth and cork legs
excepted). It is therefore just
plain common sense to care for
the parts wc have and have our-
selves inspected at least once a
Mission Study Body
The Mission Study class met
for the first time of the year Wed-
nesday evening September 13
Harold Thomas was elected dial
man for the. year by acclamation;
Woodio' Holdcn last year's
chairman and professors Treat
and Schug spoke on the mission
work in Abilene among the Mex-
icans; Woodie Holden on the
work among the negroes and
Kenneth Tucker on the work in
the county jail.
A largo audience was in atten-
dance and the leaders expressed
their desire that the interest con-
tinue throughout the year.
BITS OF LITE
(Continued from page. olYo)
one of us thnt thc'"bunc1i" in our
homo town Is tho only crowd of
boys that ever existed nnd that
everywhere else strangers are
vcrltnble Grendels of Beowulf. We
generally leave homo armed to
inept niicli monsters ns did tho
The mad scramble of Ufa in
the big cities tnlnts us with a
coldness toward others. We fol-
low our own path nnd pounce up-
on him who happens to cross It.
There's something in n mnn's re-
ligion if be loses his selfish pro-
pensity. Everyone is the same ns every-
one clso. The nr.n whom you
nicol for the first time is n man as
youho hns likes and dislikes
lie rides bis own hobbles he eats
and sleeps and usunlly he falls
in love. The mnn you met on tho
campus for the first time Mr.
Freshman appreciates a friendly
"howdy" as well ns you and be-
ing like yourself he gens cold feet
nnd will not say that "howdy"
until you do.
I'm from Ohio of course you
don't carp whpro I blew in from
but let mo say this the folks
down here arc ust like the folks
'in my homp town.
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