The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 25, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 5, 1934 Page: 1 of 4
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"SENIOR CLASS EDITION
' Honors At Lubbock
Debaters Lets Win
At National Meet
lf Iff W feI llllllfff I T
Busby Will Hold
Here This Month
Date Is April 15-22
Fort Worth Minister
Evangel! t Horace W. Busby or
Fort Worth Texns out' of the
alilcst evangelist!" of the church
of Christ is to he with the Col-
lege congregation in a revival
meeting from April 15 to April
22. The services will ho held nt
eleven a. m. and eight p. ui. daily.
The elders of the church feel
that they have .selected one of the
hest men for this service anil de-
sire the cooperation of all
churches in the city that ihi
meeting may he the mot success-
ful one held this year.
Brother Mushy is not unknown
to the congregation as he has help-
ed in revival meetings here he-
Trail Blazers Enjoy
Hike And Initiation
Friday. March Id. the Trai
Blazers eujo)ed a hike of ahout
two mile down on the creek
(lamp wa pitched in a green
shai' snot l tin creek. The
uirls. with the sponsor waded in
Kins twin nit iiuii-uii mnuii in
the creek loum-ed under the trees.
and plaed until time for the pic-
nic lunch. Mar.shmallows and
wieners were roasted out the
campfire hy the pledge and ser-
ed to the member of the club
with pickles hum fruit cookies!
and the other necessities of a pic-'
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pledges. Eunicis Bird Adelaide
Wolf Dorothy Colley Avadelle
Johnson Leona Soebee. Vauda-
linn Holers and Glaihs Kina.
husiness meeting was held and the
followinc were elected to member-
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fillip: IVlurici rtioore .uary niitcj
I nniliers. raiiline Jones ire
ilini! Jones. Irene
Adam's and Marie Willoughhy.
ilium limv Iipmii miidr fnr sever-
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Jing this spring term and also
' for a term party. '
Student Praises Advent
Of New Sport On Campus
ACC has recently taken a great
step another stride mi her march
of progress. We. are speaking of
horses anil riding them. A popu
lor pastime for centuries and a ne-
cessity until recent )ears. Thisj
old time-worn and ancient diver-
sion has beeiidmitted to our own
Alma Mater and lo also riding
lialiits. After much struggle the
authorities have agreed that trous-
ers for girls to ride in are thru
social usage considered a feminine
garment a proper garment for
rquestrion enterprises much as
clubs with golf and tennis shoes
on the court.
Riding is agreed lo he one of
the best exercises and it seems
that only a fanatic could find
fault with it. We are grateful to
tbo authorities for making this
progressive move and allowing us
SO healthful and harmless a pas-
time. We know tho or at least
liove heard that even now some-
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"The Optimist affirms the Pessimist denies life." Atm e.nstkin.
ABILENE CIIKISTIAN COLLEGE BILENL TEXAS TIIUBSDAY APRIL 5. lril
A. C. C. Forensic Teams Are Only '
Texas Teams Left In Nat'l Meet
LEATHERS ELECTED "W" Club Increases POPE AND STARNES Reuel Lemmons Wins
QUEEN OF CAMPUS
Hawkins And Hart Arc
Close By In Balloting
The annual content
quccn-hip of Ihe Prickly
campus and the student bod) was
in progress irom meiia) morn-
ing until Friday afternoon at si
It was a very tin e race hctwecn
the three higlu-1 contestant all
the wo) through. Miss Mar) Alice
Leathers and Miss F.loi-c I law kin
ulliTiUMi'ly led with Mis- Mnrj Jo
Hurt running a tlosc thiid. Thnr--da)
moining it wh aunoiiurcd in
chapel that Miss Eloi e Hawkins
was leading - hut h) Tlmrdu
afternoon Miss Leather wa-
ahead and hy Fiiduy morning
Mis llawkin- was again leading
hut Mi-s leather was a few votes
ahead hv the close of the conic I.
By anniiiincing the progre in
the control daily in chapel and by
placing placards in the hulletiu
hoard much enthusiasm was
aroused among the student.
The contest was ponored l
I I'rickl) Pear and ole were east
accordinu In the amount each per-
on paid in on his ycarhook. which
made possible the sale of oer a
" All ix beauties were well uu.il-
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ificd for the qucen-hip and rerciv
ecl a large number of votes I ho;e
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red ill.. LIo.e Hawkin . Ma rv
A ice I ealhe.s. Mr Jo Hart and
Violet Atche-on. all of whom were
elected hy popular jnlc or the
student hod) in the fall.
The Sophomore class la - lccl -
ed Foy IlranUcy as the business
manager and Homer L'tle) as edi-
tor of their class issue of the Opti-
mist in the inler-clas contest
The Academy ha withdrawn
I from the Ontimist contest because
they will he unable lo put out a
paper during exam week.
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For Students Soon
April 12 Issn? Is
Second Of Editions
The Pickwicker the annual pub-
lication of the Pickwickian club
of A. C. C. will be ready for dis-
tribution April 12. Tickets are
on sale now. According lo an an-
nouncement made in chapel Wed-
nesday no magazines will be sold
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the magazine which was publi-h- more than his usual character Dallas last year where it was pre-
cd for the first time last year role; from a ragging country 1 -ented by A. C. (.. students.
It is made up of the work of the farmer to a quiet correct servant At present the club is prepar-
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only literary publication of the was very convincing as the ijoctor cano en Mexico which is to lie
campiu. The editor-in-chief tells and seemed to have done more presented in chapel on Pun Amen-
(Contlnucti on page four) (Continued on page four) I can Day April 14
Student Loan Fund
I'rcMtlen (.o has reported that
S 15.00 has recentl) liecu added to
the V Cluh Loan I und which in-
creases the amount to more than
jIXi.OO. This fund was firt
started in June lJ2!i with SM7.00
and has heen incrca-ed from )ear.
ninkiti" it poili!e lor
main lio and uirl" to nllemi
A. (.. C. The inonc) i loaned
at 5 iier cent iutere-t. and if kept
for the el-olid iar. the interest
i ate i increased to 11 per tent.
No one student i allowed to bor-
row oei S150.00 at one lime.
The "" (lub will hold it- an-
uiul meeting on Ma) 25 at 5:00
o'clock in room 27. at which time
a reii'd constitution will be pass-
ed on lo fit the semester plan. All
cc will he imitcd lo attend the
meeting and plans are being made
to organize the " " Club into a
permanent organization at that
New members taken into the
club at it la t meeting were: Wil-
lie Pauline Owen Miriam Phil-
lip and Nola Shelbiirne.
Arrangements are now being
made for the annual " " ( bib
banquet which will be held on
SUCCESS IN DRAMA
OF HEAVY ROLES
The Melpomenean Pla)eis pre-
senled 'Children of the Moon" as
their major spring production.
The drama was the "heaiest" and
the most difficult the club has at-
1 tempted thi )ear and we think it
i only fair Jo sa) Ihat it was er
effective and well done. Ihepla)
is a M.cccs-ful attempt to how
Ihe effect that suggesttons hae on
'those of us who have a tendenc)
I for some mental disturbances; it
Ideals with the Athecton family
. j ()r )0sl! unfortunate
K.0L. vho are so affected b)
nr.;lt 1 1 . 1 1 1 . v become tern
)orariy insane. It secnis that the
younger Mrs. Athcrton wu so
I unbalanced that she was the cause
of the downfall of those whom she
The feminine lead pla)ed li
Marueritu Hell was unusually dif-
ferent but Mis Hell handled it
nicel) and seemed to live her pail
Her poise in the scene 111 which
Jane was trying to regain Ir
mental stability wa- the only
thing that kept the audience in a
"nin-drop silence." Few nnia-
teiir coultl have acled the part of landing as an extempore -peaker.
Laura Atherton and have .-ccmed .'orlinuu.ly for ACC Starnes ha-
so truly that type of person as 0ne more year as a student.
Elizabeth Brewer did. This role .
ha- added another point to Miss
Brewer's amateur dramatic star!
The quiet charm and soothing
voice of Adelaide Wolfe was the
force which kept the emotion of
ilm nlav balanced. Without her
portrayal of Madame Atherton the
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under too great a strain and would j one-act play entitled La.- ia-
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ENTER THIRD TILT
OF SPEECH EVENTS
Two Speakers Have Good
dinners At Pi Kappa
Trine Slaincs and Jack Pope
ACC debater. Il'fl I'ridav. March
.111 lor toe national l'i Kappa
Delta tournament at Lexington
Kentucky. The dip was made in
company with the debaters of
Simmons I nieisit whom Stai-
nes and Pope met lat Thui'dav
The telegiam leceived b Presi-
dent ( o stated thai Staines and
Pope were entering ihe third
round of the Oratory anil l'leiii-
pore Speaking iepeclit'l) al Lex-
ington and that the) had dclc.ttcd
Kureka College. Stol.if I nicrit.
William Pcnn ( ollegt. Iowa Ini-
wrsity and c-lean College in
the tlebale prcliminaiie-. The b-
ilenc Christian College team was
the only Texas team not eliinin-1
ated in tin fit t round-. Thi is
quite an accomplishment when
one considers ihe great number
of larger col lego and universities
in the stale who cnteie.l teams in
this tournament. Although the
ACC team i not eligible for final
honors in ihe debate tournament
because it is not vet a member
of the Pi Kappa Delia Fraternil).
it has made application for mem-
ber hip. and il great ucces at
Lexinuton will aid them in gain-
in;: menihciship. which will qual-
ifv them for final honors next
Previous to theii deiiaitiire for
Lexington Pope and Startle- de-
feated the liedland- University
speakers of California and the
Simmons University team whkli
are also entered in ihe tourna-
ment in Kentucky. All of 1 1 it
members of both teams bad nu-
merous forcnic honors lo their
I Jack Pope who is debating foi
the lal time for his Alma Slalei
ha- been unusually Micielul in
.his college forensic caieei. lie
won outstanding honor- before
his eligibility foi the varsity learn
and has -ince won a place in prac-
licallv everv extempore speaking
contest besides his achievements
as a varsity debater.
Trine Slainc-. a junior in the
college is well known lor hi- calm
and deliberate manner of debat-
in.r li i nurced that lie ranks
am0iji the bt-t orators in lexa-
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' having won first place in all the
j .0ege oratorical conle-ts he has
eillt.rt.( Ik-sides his accomplish-
I1UMts a- an orator he i- alo out-
Los Alegres Will
Enact Play Friday
At a metinu of the Spani-b
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Cox Speech Honors
Heuel Lemmons of Tipton Ok-
lahoma was awarded first place
last night in final competition of
the Cox extemporaneous speaking
contest held aunuull) at Abilene
Christian College on April 2
the hirtbda) of President Juincs F.
( nxin mcnuiri (if his father and
inother the lute Mr. and Mrs. Win
Second place went to Haiohl
Thomas ol Thorp Spring and
lliird to Kiigenc bite ol Hivei-
side Calif 01 nia.
Lemmon- received a ea-h prize
the award of President Cox;
Thom.i- was presented a Iliblc.
second place gift provided annu-
al!) bv F. II. Sheppurcl former
Abilcui miiiistci. now of Chattan-
ooga. Teiiu.. and White received
a book. Ihe gift of K. II. Wallace.
(.C graduate to ihe third-place
All speeche- aie made on Hib-
lical subjects for which competi-tior-
draw one hour before the
contest is held. Preliminar)
rounds were made lasl week wilh
selection of five lo compete in the
The contest has been held an-
nual Iv since 1 027.
Judges last night were President
(ox. Dean Waller II. Adam- and
Don II. Morri-. vice president of
Student Council Is
Source Of Activity
The Student Council has just
finished and put into operation
its plans for student control of
one chapel program a week; and
is now woikiug with the facultv
committee on the new collega-
rules which arc to be introduced
next year. Thi council i- filling
the gap between the -Indent- and
the faculty very nicely and thru
it the students and the lacult)
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ACC one of the nio-l desiiable
college in Texas.
Scribe Tells of Coming
Majors-Woe of Seniors
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JUIllOr Vldbb tflllb
"False Witness" Is
1 Judged Best Of Eve
In an inter-class one-act phi)
tournament at Abilene Cluistian
I Villi. err. iln iniiior nlav. "False
Wlinn " uiu ili'clnri'il uinner of
the trophy. Miss May uee llarri- alily heen here so long lliey can
son prominent in dramatic und no longer rate a date and arc
debate activities on the campus ' now showing gray around the tern-
wat direcloir of the winning entry pies as a result of approaching
The same class won the tourna-1 major exams
merit two years ago a- freshmen.! "Major exams are dreadful
Pini ( nmo h. 1 e en se t e. Jack
Cartel Blanche Bobin on Don
Nelson and Balph Arceneaux took
parts in "False Face." Other
plays entered were the academy
production directed by Trentie
Birchitt; the freshman supervis-
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With "No Sabe
PLAY IS TRAGEDY
Story Is Drama Showing
The Melpomenean players of
Abilene Christian College left this
morning for Texas Technological
College Lubbock. Texas where
the) will enter the one-act play
tournament of ihe Texas Intercol-
legiate Dramatic association of
which they have this year become
"No Sabe" by KIL-hn Cook will
be the production which will rep-
icent ACC. and it will be under
the di lection of Miss F.lsie Gist.
' No Sabe" is a one-act tragedy
in which Klizabcth Brewer well-
Inown for t'lamalic talent. ijke
the leadin.' role of "Lcttv " Sup-
pilling her rre Kir'iv D.iwkm.
as the inspector Herchcl North
prc-ident of ihe Melpomenean
Players. Homer Ulley as George
and Dale McCook as the sergeant.
G. C. Ilelvey i- the stage manag-
er for the production. The trag-
edv is ba-etl on ihe sacrifice and
love of a Chinese servant foi an
Teih is planning a lavish enter-
tainment for Ihe visitor and will
furnish all necessities for ihem
More (ban eighteen schools will
enter the tournament including
Ihe largest colleges and universi-
ties in Texa-. There will be stiff
competition between -neb school-
as Texa Universilv. Bice. TCU.
Triuilv. anil McMurrv. "No Sabe"
wa -licit- fill 1 presented in the
fall in Ihe Sewell auditorium and
tin Mclnominean- left wilh high-
est ambitions lo beat McMurry
even if they did not win first place
in the tournament.
KITTEN KLUB TO
FORM DRUM CORPS
Plans aie being made for the
orL-aniiiitiou of a fife and drum
COTDs wll'lC'll Will llC COIll)OsC(l of
1 .111 1
thill) or forlv girl- who play Hie
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li) Ad; llculcr
In spile of spring ami flowers
and singing birdie- and every-
thing one -its few optimistic end
happy scniois around tlie campus.
I'pperela men. the lucky rasca-s
tm spend lurger portion of thei;
time w tiling poetry coining son-n.-ls.
or merely by strutlin;;
uround in their new spring plum-
imc before the all-attentive co-eds.
But what about the senior the
hope of the faculty and the curse
of the freshmen?
lie) ve prop-
t hums . one senior roareti. aim
t hev 're inst a lot of 'hooey" and
nonsense! What good do they do
you? Nothing at all except to
give Dr. Gibson something to work
nn. It's nn awful funnv thine?
to me that there tbould be only
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 25, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 5, 1934, newspaper, April 5, 1934; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101251/m1/1/: accessed January 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.