The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 14, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 11, 1934 Page: 1 of 4
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May The Cats Win
All Games on Road
Debaters Let's Win
Honors ForiACC At .
The Optimist affirms the Pessimist denies life." &.
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Cat Cage Artists
Will Meet NTSTC
Eagles In First
GAME IS TONIGHT
TEAM WILL ENGAGE
AND FT. WORTH
Remaining days of this week
bring the Wildcats into three for
ign cage disputes bringing the
cek's total to four game. Next
home apnearance will be Tuesday
night against the Yellow Jackets
of Howard Payne. The out-of-town
schedule begins tonight as
the Morrismcn face the North
Texas Eagles at Denton and con
i"ues Friday and Saturday nights
i nst Austin College Sherman
n i n Fort Worth team Texas
and Pacific Coal and Oil Com
NORTH TEXANS TOUGH
Simmons' easy victory over the
North Tcxans Monday night
cemed indicative of a weakness
that should admit a ray of hope
for the Christians but said ray
was almost dimmed on Tuesday
night in the closing game of the
series as the Eagles tightened up
to wrest the verdict 3230. It
will be a hard fight but where
there's life there's hope; and
there's plenty of life in the Cat
The go against Austin is A. C.
C.'s first conference game the
second of the year for the whole
loop and the only league show
on deck this week. Simmons last
week smeared the Austinitcs 85
30 setting a new high scoring
mark for the conference in the
first game of the current trophy
chase. By stacking up 70 maiks
against the Kangaroos last year
the Wildcats held this honor for
a few days. Simmons regained
the record by registering 73 points
in their final game. I he Kan
garoos should be pic for A. C. C
Strength of the outfit at Fort
Worth is not known but if they
provide the boys some good cxer
cise A. C. C. will be much ob
liged and if the Wildcats improve
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WILL BE CHECKED
That each member will wear
her uniform and her name be
checked at the ballgamcs was an-
nounced recently by Miss Lucille
Watson president of the Kitten
Kitten Klub. Misses Watson and !
Mary Louise Sessions have becncers were named: president Evan
leading yells during the post few l Tr.ckctt ; vice president M. L.
games but in the future they will Vaughn; secretary-treasurer. Avis
be assisted by the new yell leader. Belle Showalter; reporter Elira-
Chester eKagy. I beth McMillan; stage manager
To Rate With A.C.C. Co-Eds Stronger Sex Must Posess
Character Above All Other Traits Must Have Ideals
Young man if you do not havo
good character (and all that goes
with it- you will not be rated as
very ideal with most of the girls
of Abilene Christian College. You
may have money be an athlete
be handsome and think you are
all rightbut" if character is mi-
nus in you you will be minus a
Of the ten girls interviewed
this week every one stated em
phatically that a boy who is said
to be a good all-round fellow1
should be religious devoted cul-!
tured and refined neat and have
high ideals and ambitions
LEAVE FOR BAYLOR
ARE ENTRY FIELDS
As this issue goes to press the
Abilene Christian College debat-
ers Trliic Stamcs mid Jack Pope
uro on their way to Baylor Unl-
vcrlsty where they arc to partlc
ipute in tho Invitation tournament
Friday and Saturday.
Doth nro veteran debaters ami
arc expected to go far this year
In representing ACC on the forcn-
sic platform. This will be the
first intercollegiate debate of the
season and the competition at
Baylor will be exceptionally
strong. Denton Teachers Baylor
Sun Marcos and others are ex-
pected to have strong teams.
Pope Is scheduled to enter the
cxtcmKrc speaking contest and
Stnrncs will compete in the ora-
torical contest. Either one is like-
ly to bring the cup back as both
are capable in these phases of
This tournnincnt should furnish
tho necessary experience in the
current qucsion "Resolved That
the Powers of the President of
tho United States Should Dc Sub-
stnntlnlly Increased as n Settled
Policy." to alternately prepare the
debaters for the tournamont hens
on February 0 and 10.
Plans arc being made whoreby
ACC can send reprcesntatives to
the National Pi Kappa Delta Dc
bate a't Lexington Kentucky the
first week in April which will bo
the most extensive tour for local
representatives sinco 1030.
Forensic manager Trine Star-
nes is crrying on correspondence
in nn effort to gain membership
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ACADEMY DRAMATIC UNIT IS ORGANIZED
WITH INITIAL MEMBERSHIP OF SIXTEEN
As a result of competitive try-
outs sixteen students were taken
Academy Dramatic Club ETAO
into the Academy Dramatic Club
last Thursday afternoon. They
are: Helen Beese Mary Carr
Avis Belle Showal'.cr Leola eVr-
ner Buth Haggard Mary Goree
Cox Junia Reynolds Elizabeth
McMillan Evan Tackett M. L.
aughn Milton Cranfill John T.
Overby Charles North Ernest
Dale Taylor L. B. Amaon aBr-
At the first meeting of the new
organization Tuesday these off!
If the young man is devoted he
must not necessarily be "mushy"
just realize the privilege he has
of being with the girl. As to cul
ture an refinement the co-eds ex-
plain this takes in the ability to
carry on a good conversation and
have he manners or "polish" of
knowing and being able to do the
right thing at the right time He
must be enertaining but not
to call attention o himself.
A' great many clothes do not
make the man but the neatness
and cleanliness do make the man.
(One fair maiden asks thai hen
t ideal please wash hit trs.) TV'
ADILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE ABILENE TEXAS THURS.
TO ATTEND STATE-
Information has been received
here by Hcrschcl North Mclpom-
cnean president from Billy Cren-
shaw Tcxds Intercollegiate. Play-
ers president of Texas Tech con-
cerning the dramatic tournament
to be held there April 5 6. The
Melpomeneatis have accepted
membership in the association
and will participate in the state-
wide tourney in which one-act
plays will be presented.
nccoraing 10 me in onnation Jnmc3 F Cox addrcSsed the
received Charles Meredith Da 1- prcachcr 8tudents on the subject
las Little Theatre director will of Bc An Example" at the reg-
act as critic judge. Several Tex-' ujar mccling of lhc Evangelistic
us colleges anu universities have
signified intention of attending
the rtate tourney among which
urc .. v.. u. uayior u. icxas A.
anu m. uayior yoiiegc AlcAlur-
ry College. North Texas State
Teachers College Stephen F. Aus-1
tin College. Texas A. and I nnd.
Howard Payne College.
Entertainment rooms and meals
will be offeree visiting dramatic
clubs by the host college. Texas
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The one-act play to be present-
ed by the Melpomeneans is yet to
be selected by the club.
W CLUB MEMBERS
Initiation of new W Club mem-
lers will take place Friday after
noon at A o'clock in ithe Red
Boom and Gold Boom of the Hil-
ton' Hotel according to an an
nouncement made by Miss Oma
uelle uixler president.
Members to he initiated are
Misses Elice McGregor Margaret
Edwards Crcssie Turner Louise
Holdcn Dahlia Tanner Estelle
Duckworth Buth Reese Symmie
Mae Gough and Imogene Sch-
wartz. Milton Cranfill.
The first three officers were
elected by acclamation. All of
the officers have done all of their
high school work in the academy
except Miss Showalter who did
freshman work in Abilene high
school and Mr. Tackett who
school in Dallas. He is alsto pres-
ident of the Spanish Club and is
an outstanding leader in religious
A constitution committee and a
program committee has been ap-
pointed. Miss Mary Hale will
direct the club in its activity.
Judges for the club tryouts
were Mrs. W. J. oung Abilene
Anil Allan I7li-inIAili IlvnufAit ntid
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Kirby Dcwkins Melpomenean
young man that expects to have a
real sweetheart must secure for
himself some way or other high
ambitions an ideals. He must
want to be a "somebody" in the
world not be content with just
being the average citizen.
But one tiling if the "ed" is
an athlete he should not think
that alone will put hint over with
the wearers of the skirts. Not one
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I vounc ladv said the ideal bov
friend had to be an athlete. And'
scholars too need not get the
fantastic idea they will be so well
liked unless they have something
to add to their bountiful lmowl -
Melpomeneans Will Present
Two Plays Tomorrow Night
President Cox On
Topic 'Be Example'
Forum Frlday evening. He read
niul commented upon the first
part of the fourth chapter of First
Timothy and coming to the
twelfth verse he said:
"The Apostle Paul here told
Timothy to 'Be An Example. We
"re examples whether we want to
be sometimes or not. People are
Just naturally going to follow us.
Wc should be like Paul. He told
1 II t
people to loiiow mm because lie
followed Christ." 1 Cor. 11:1.
"We arc to be examples in:
"1. Word. Our conversation
all the time should be such that
we would not be afraid nor
ashamed for our mother to be
present. We should talk in such
a way that we will impress others
with the purity of our conversa-
tion and they will be ashamed
to tell a dirty joke before us. j
"2. Manner of life. Reproach
has sometimes been brought upon
the church by the preacher not
living within his means. Manage
your affairs so you can live on
whatever you arc making. The
greatest and most lasting good
you can accomplish will be
through the influence of your
'3. Love. This calls on us to
be. an example in our willingness
to sacrifice for others. God dem-
onstrated this love in sending His
son. Try to develop a lovable
"4. Faith. Here we are chal-
lenged to stand for what wc know
to be right.
"5. Purity. We should be pure
and clean in both body and life.
"Finally brethren let us be an
example in all walks of life. Be
careful prayerful earnest and
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Girl's Quartet Sings
At College Heights
Misses Willie. Pauline Owen
Lcola Losdon Mildred Willis and
Elice McGregor ACC's women's
quartet entertained nt the meet
Imr of tho Parent Teachers Asso-
ciation at College Heights ward
school lnst Monday afternoon
Two numbers were sung by the
i luariet and Miss Log -don va
)r08CnUjd a sola
edge. (Be a little mundane the
Littlc will the girls have to do
with a boy if he is good looking
but cannot carry on a good con'
versation. The boy who is con-
ceited and insists on telling what
"I did-' is laughed at even tho
he may not know it.
The young man who appreci
ates good music will hold a high
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nosition with several vounc wo
men as will the ones who do not
have a temper or are able to
Think it over
1 ideal are you?
How near the
THURSDAY JANUARY 11 1031
In The Days News
Professor Treat and Hcrschcl
North. They will attend the
Sclfolarship session in Denton.
Dean Adams. He has been
named consultant in this district
in tho field of vocational guid-
ance. Marie Bratton. Faithful to her
duties as sercetary of the gradu-
nlno rtt "Q a I lino finmnt I Al na
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their whereabouts'now. i
Starncs and Pope. The two'
school orators left today to dc-
fend ACC's speaking honors at
College Dames. Some of the
freshmen do not know who they
arc. They are the wives of the
college professors and annually
entertain the students with a so-
Principal Scruggs has returned
to work after a week's absence.
He has been confined to his home
for the past few days because of
a case of scarlet fever in his fam-ily.
Coach Weems' Trackmen Are
Invited To Butler U. Meet
Acceptance Has Not Been
Made; Cats Will Go
To Penn or Drake
Coach J. Eddie Weems' run-
ners have received an invitation
from Butler University Indian-
apolis Indiana to enter the an
nual uutler University indoor lie
lnva IipM in tin- Rniler
Fi?ldhouse March 24. Weems r'"-s been made feasible by this
has not accepted the invitation) "aJr change. The Educational
nllhnnnli !linri i nn nnen date for department WU (lie told Will be
Later in the season however the
local runners will enter either
the Drake or Penn relays. The
Druke event is likely to be the t-ons of the campus und making
choice gecause that it guarantees u two hour course available for
traveling expenses of the team.ithoso wishing credit and ut the
Meantime training progresses for' same time doubling the alue f
what Weems hopes to he the' I he memliprs In general.
Christians' greatest track year. I :
Worth Walking veteran Wild-) From the office comes tho now4
cat high Jumpor has boon elocted Ibat wo aro again on tho 500 mark
captain of this year's track and In enrollment
field tonm. .. Watktns won statjl :
and national famo both last yoar ! We trust that Monday mom
and yer before and hopes to sur- ing's remarks on "intemperance'
pass all provlous performances as I """
ho onters his last year of partici-
pation for tho Purplo and White.
Nearly 200 schools represent-
ing the nation's best in track have
been invited to the Butler meet
says Hermou Phillip? Butler
coach and manager of the relays.
The list was prepared for invita-
tion to this years meet by Phil-
lips on the basis of high attain
ments in track. Nearly all of the
state institutions in addition to
the Big Ten and Missouri Valley
conferences have been invited.
Miss Laura McKinney spent the
week end at her home in Colorado
Miss Mary Coffee has returned
here after visiting her iriother in
Dean Adams Named
To Vocation Post
Dean Walter H. Adams has
been appointed consultant in this
district in the field of vocational
guidance by the National Voca-
tional Guidance association which
is headed by Arthur Jones of the
University of Pennsylvania.
The work of the Association
supplements the consultant scrv
ice of the National Occupation
Conference. Its aims arc to en
courage the preparation of coun
8el?rs for acui0? a"d indu9ry
anu 10 sponsor me uevciopmcni
of programs of educational and
Consultants in various phases
of eighteen different fields of
work have been appointed in cv-
cry section of the United States.
Keacy Is Elected
kj Ci T A
INew tncer Leader
In the recent election to dc
tcrminc the new yell leader for
the remainder of the year Chester
Kcagy-was named to take the va-1
cancy left by the absence ot Llint ir well interpreted by Hcrschcl
Coleman. North. The entire cast is compos-
A count of the votes showed ed of experienced players in-
Chester Keagy 2G3 and Herschel eluding Elizabeth Brewer and
North 221. (Continued on page four)
ground tHhe air .
BY M. C.
And still Abilene Christian Col.
lege forges uhcad! Along with
the announcement of the change
to the semester plan comes men
un ' "cr organization tnai
given better opportunities for a
practical application of principals
learned. There is talk of consoli-
dating several musical oigonizu-
To tho parents and many
friends of Sarah Frances
Echols the teachers and pu-
pils of ACC Training School
wish to express their deep sym-
pathy for their loss and be-
rronvtment. The band ol death has cut
ehcrf our work with a very
gifted child. Her absence is
felt In onr school whero sho
was enrolled as a student of
tho second grade. We ahall
remomber her for her cherful
disposition for her pleaslng
peroonallty and for her unusu-
al Intellectual qualities.
With "No 'Count
IN HEAVIER PLAY
At 7:30 Friday evening Janu-
ary 12 the Melpomenean Players
will present its second group of
one-act plays for the winter term
in Scwcll auditorium. One com-
edy and one drama will be given.
"No Sabe" is the heavier of the
two plays and it is being pre
sented as a possible entry in the
one-act play tournament to be held
in the soring at
Lubbock. I he
play is quite exciting and full of VSi
action centering around a Chinese m
man-scrvtintiTa "role which isb xtji
weren't born of tho red noses of
faculty members. Weems scemi
to have the only normal olfactory
organ in tho entire realm of tho
professorship. (Students too nu-
merous to mention.)
Doctor Gibson's mornings aro
fast becoming traditional ovory
tlmo we'll think ho will suroly
ran oat of something to say bat
ho doesn't. And doctor-fashion
ho sugar coats those lectures ts
delightful palatablllty. It's al.
most easy to follow his advlco.
With reforenco to tomporanco
though we'd rather ho bo a bit
mora temporato with thoso punch-
es and gourgos when ho takoi
-your oyo-ball out and pushes your
ears In at physical examinations.
Ah well an applo a day will
(Continued on page four)
The Optimist wishes to remind
all club roportcrs of tho cnmpu
of the dendllno on copy.
All materiul must bo in the
hands of the editor by 3 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon to appear
In the current issue of the paper".
No copy will bo accepted after
Dramatic Club Will
Give Skits Friday
Fino Arts chapol hour will !))
given over to tho Dramatic Club'-'
Friday morning. Skits will ha
presented from "No Acrount Boy"
and "No Savvo" tho two ono-
act plays to be given by tho Mok
poment&Ba tomorrow evening.
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 14, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 11, 1934, newspaper, January 11, 1934; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101239/m1/1/: accessed January 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.