The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 16, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 30, 1936 Page: 1 of 4
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WINTER TERM ENROLLMENT EMBRACES
STUDENTS OF 18 STATES 3 NATIONS
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CANADA AND
MEXICO INCLUDED. KENTUCKY NEW
"ALMA MATER TO BE
PLAYED OVER NETWORK
"0 Dear Christian Collego"
will swell out over tho ether
on the evening of Feb. 20 when
tho Texas Centennial Radio pro
gram will carry the alma mater
Jiymns of all schools in tho
Texas Conference. Tho pro-
program will bo carried over
the Texas Quality Network ut
Next Monday evening schools
of tho Southwestern Confer-
ence will bo honored by the fa-
cilities of the Network.
Debaters Go to Baylor
Tourney Fri. and Sat.
LARGEST DELEGATION OF SPEAKERS
IN HISTORY OF'SCHOOL ATTENDS
Represented by the largest delc -
Ration of public speakers in the
history of the school ACC will
compete in the annual Baylor Uni-
versity Forensic Tournament Fri-
day and Saturday.
Debaters to enter the meet are
Trino Starncs and Hpmqr Utley
team A; Batsell Barrett Baxter
and Dudley Fuver team B; and
John C. Stevens and Homer Jordan
tenm C; Women's team Hope Reed
Pre-Law Club in
Secret Meet Wed.
Tho Pre-Law Club of ACC has
outlined a plan of activities for
th present semester that will make
it oho of the most active and bene-
ficial clubs on the campus.
At n secret meeting Wednesday
tho club chose navy blue and white
as its colors. On February 1 at
soven o'clock tho club will select
sweaters suitable for tho club cm-
Mem. At that time the committee
on programs will submit' a plan of
activities for the regular monthly
meetings njvl tho entertainment
committee will announco definite
plana for n party which tho club
expects to have soon.
New Program For
In accordance with now require-
ments of the Texas State Dopart-
mont of Kducatlon Mrs. Clara
Bishop registrar announced that
a teacner irainuiK prunruiu huh
been outlined for students at-
tending Abilene Christian College
WHO OAUUtk iu uiuuiti u oi-;vHi
olemontary teachoru' certificate.
In addition tc tho iisiiul courses
n English education and Dlblo
t-niitlt-Afl nf nil frnalimntl flnfl flnn-
liomoros. a student must havo six
hours each of public school art
public school music natural
science and physical education
and threo bourn of government a
courso not open to freshmen.
Theso requirements aro in offect
beginning with tho 1935-30 ses-
sion. Upon completion ot this
program of study the otudont is
entltlod to an elomentary teach.
era' cnrt.flcto jxia ror ix before wo arc privileged to wlt-
'yoar which will become perman-' ness another such spectacle and
ont nftor five years of successful 80me of us Alas! Nevermore.
At 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon
tho second semester enrollment to-
taled BOO students.
President Cox expects tho total
enrollment for tho term to reach
650 or 555. This will be an in-
crease over tho second semestor
of lost year when 538 students re-
gistered. GOO attended school first semes-
ter while 180 wero in the demon-
stration school during that period.
Ono new str-to Kentucky has
been added bringing tho total to
18 states in the enrollment of this
year in addition to students from
tho District of Columbia Mexico
ond Wanda Mnyfield. Finals
debate will bo broadcast
Stnrnes and Utley will enter ex
tempore speaking on the subjects
of International Relationships.
Starncs will nlso compete in nftcr-
dlnner speaking or oratory.
Friday night tho speakers will
bo guests nt the dinner to be held
at this time.
Mrs. Clarence E. Baley will
chapcrone the group who with eight
Simmons' students will go on tho
Last year Starncs ami Utley went
to the finals in men's dobate while
Stamen won second In extempore.
The preceding year Starnes won
first place in oratory.
Well here we arc what's left.
It's almost a relief to flunk a
course to get the exams off our
minds rather like confessing tho
crime in order to get tho guilt off
our consciences. Certainly they
weren't over-burdened with in-
formation; i i
At nny rate they wero but
pro-requisites for tho faculty's
big day. What an imposing ar-
ray of personages they made
across tho front of the audi-
torium! The nobility of ACC
on royal parade.
There came Mrs. Daley in with
two big will to pompoms bobbing on
her hnt Mls3 Malono gracefully
pj jjj her dciicate fingers
poj. n blue always blue pen-
c. PresIdent Cox specifically dir-
ecting that no freshmen be allowed
In "tho course ho tenches"; Dr
Schuff ovenvhelmed wllh thnnks for
the privilege of approving muddled
schedules and reduced to distrac-
tion that you must revnmp your
courses to eliminate tho six extra
nu tht V coMnt P"8" "v'
Two faculty members re-
sorted to commercialism: Miss
Walker displayed a frog In a
glass jar. and Miss Arledge's
department placcard bore a
pan of bacon burning to a crisp
But it'll bo almost nine months
(Continued on page threo)
Final Plans for Lectures Are Made
Complete Programs of
Annual Evfent Placed
in Mails This Week
Norred Opens Addresses
at Regular Sunday
Subloctn and sneakers nn tho
annual Lectureship program to bo'sIt where you are when you wont
held Feb. 1C-21 have been an-'
nounced and sovoral thousand
pamphlets havo been printed for
Tho complete program follows?
Sunday: "God Hath Spokon" by
C. A. Norred 11a. m.: "Handling
Aright tho Word of Truth" by
Molvln Wlso 7:30 p. m. j
Monday: "The Blblo During the
Dark Ages" by Robert Jonos of
Amarlllo. Texas 7:30 p. ni.
Tuesday: "Tho History of Our
BnKllsh nible" by Cecil Hill of
Anson Toxas 11 a. m.i "Tho
Genuineness and Credibility ot
Our English Bible." by C. C. Mor-
gan of I.nmesn Toxas 3:30 p.
in : "The Canonlclty of tho Holy
Scriptures" by Charles H. Hob.
01 son 7:30 p. in.
Wednesday: "They Must Bo All
Taught of Ood" by O. K. Wal-
(Continued on page Four)
Smmno Groups in
For Full Season
Singing groups of tho college wo-
men's sextette men's quartet and
A Capella Chorus are looking for
ward to n full season nml arc nrcs.
pnrinjr to fiu n number of engage -
The sextette has been working
steadily and has scv ral numbers
Quartet practice which has been
hindered by the atkence of its
members will be taken up again
with Ervin Drisklll as substitute
for Logan Buchanan.
Plans for tho chorus include trip
to Roby where Harvey Childress
will bo holding a meeting. Twenty
members will make the trip Wed-
nesday night Feb. 5.
COX IIKTUKXH FIIOSI
President James F. Cox re-
turned last Wednesday evonlng
from a trip to Suyre Okla. whero
ho dollvorod an address on a lec-
ture program sponsored by tho
Church ot Christ there.
Cox sold that ho had an enjoy-
able trip to Oklahoma and that
he plans to go to Austin next
TO THE FOKES
Ed. Note. In the recent
questional regarding Op-
timist features Sam Hayseed
was in tho top ranks of popu-
larity. Hero is his latest.
Deer Maw and Papa:
It seams to peer like as i aint a
whritcn to youenzes in most ni on
sto a year or more but that thar
aint so bad considcrin as how i
aint niver hcerd from you. I seen
this in a howard-pano paper so I
doan't worry about snellin! 1 am
I goen to try an get you a korrespon
dunco coarse in wrlttin tho first
chanso I git. then you can writ to
mo all you wantta. if the neen
cums a wrotln at you consarnin mo
an my skool foark doant lit hem
no you cant writ but just anser
back at em that i has had spinal
mendegitls or sompen slmulr ex
IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE-HERE'S THE NEW
PROFICIENCY TEST-TRY IT OUT ON YOURSELF
Where is Dr. Schug? He's de-
laying this examination. Please be
sure there are forty-seven seats
botween you and your nearest
nelghbor. Of course wo trust you i
implicitly but this is simply to re- j
movo temptation (yeah!). And just
something. Wo do not doubt your
integrity but we just want to be
sure you do not see what kind of
ink 'somcone else is using. Dr.
Schug. we've been waiting for you.
You should follow the example of
Mrs. Locke Brother Treat and
Now faculty wo have students
stationed all over the room to see
RENOWNED RUSSIAN SINGERS TO BE
PRESENTED BY COLLEGE FEBRUARY 10
On the night of February 10
Abilene Christian College has ar-
ranged to bring to the college tho
internationally famous Russian
Cnpclla Chorus. The Latvian Sing-
I College authorities feel that ACC
is very fortunate in securing these
singers at an extremely nominal
. sum which will enable them to pre-
sent the group of fifteen singers to
Coterie Lays Plans to
Bring Famous Artist'
' Three Musical Groups are
1 1 r J u m l
ucmS uidLicu "X iUU
Tho Coterie music organization
of ACC Is planning an unusually
brilliant season of ontertalnmet
for this semester with a outstand-
ing talented group to present a.
concert some timo In tho spring.
For mombers ot tho club and
music lovors of Ablleno the pro.
poned program will havo special
Ono of three musical groups
will bo on tho campus for a re -
cum soon. ArranKements aro bo -
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oiinor Air. ana Mrs. raui van
KatwicV; plarut or ft. Worth;
. T)sk Aw ! t.U OttfT
tun ..v .. lrlu ol omu
Dilla or Bomar Cramer a young'
Dlanist of International fame. 1
who was brought here
"W" Club Inr 1934.
At a rocent meeting of the Cote-
rlo. Price King read a papor on
"Music of Antlqlty" and a round-
table discussion followed.
TELS HIZ NOOEST AD-VENCHERS
BACK IN PODUNKCENTERVILLE
I received that thar mony from
the sail of my alfalfec and went
down an bought mo on of them
thar new spangled suits it is so
tito around the kuffs thai i has
to greezo my heal to get it on. it
is so high' wasted that i couldnt
git nny gallasues short cnuf to
keep em up so I just use clthes
pens and fasen them to my shirt
1 tryd to studle for my find egg
saminashuns but evlry time 1 open
cd a book tho wourds would go
round and round and nowlegee wuld
go out thar. i signed up for a big
then she niver did come to class.
I wint and had my fortun told
the other day and tho fortunteller
snyd to bewear of a dark man and
shoaro nuf the next day this guy
Smith wants 10 dollars matrekula-
shan fea. we had a larrupin meal
lover at the beanlro the other day
that no ono looks on your paper;
havo no fears and so enter direct-
ly into answering these few brief
questions which are your final cx-
amination In proficiency.
Perhaps all of these questions
aren't as clear as they might be
but tho ones who mada out the
questions arc still a little dazed
from a recent affliction.
By going over a few examination
questions the inspiration was
gained for this set of questions.
1. Trace briefly tho weakness of
the United States since the articles
of confederation wero fought (not
over 20 pages typewritten.)
nn Abilene audience at prices ri-
diculously low compared to those
charged in larger cities. These
prices were made possible due to
on open date left enroute to San
Angelo where n guarantee of $1000
has been necessary to bring Ihem.
President Cox announced yester-
day that special student prices
even lower than popular prices will
be made. Further announcements
will be made next week.
i Girls' Class Opens New
Special Invitation Given
xt c j i r
tu 1NCW OtUUentS Dy uroup
A special program of songs
scrlpturo readings poems and
prayer has been arranged for tho
first meeting of the Girls' Train-
ing Class in the spring semester
to be held tomorrow evening in
Throughout the fall
the girls have shown much lnter-
e 'n u' work ot ie c"sa- TllB
1 general topic of study has been
Service." and lessons consisting
ot lectures by visitors and- short
talks by tho girls hare been given
th0 drecton o Mr8i
All voumr women students nar-
tlcularly new ones of the college
ana demonstration school aro In-
vited to attend tho meotlngs of
tho class which are held each Prl-
day evening at 6:30.
and now nigh on ter holf the schoul
i got in the ping-pong tournem-
Int but. g i guess it jest warnt
no uso cus i'm tho worlds worst
the mane thing wrng with me is
that i pen when i shuld pong that
thar ping pong is sur nuf grate
sport cuz it devllops yer eye site
nn ovpans the lungs the lazest of
tho laze (meaning Melving Haynie
pulled the lnrrupinest joak the
other day. he said that this yecr
guy Mijtin Cranfield leads joak
the other eooeirgaattaumshcug I
ban like julus Caesare. well up
pops Shylankslo and lows as how . Killett Bernlce Buckellew; Jo Ann
julus Ceasero warnt no ban teach Elliott Maurice Cox. Kelso Wint-
er well this haynie agrees and ams Blanch Robinson Floyd En-
adds nlether is Oranfield. (inut brec Harvey Baker Mayola Ja.
that tho larrupinlst) i roely git cobs Annie Laurie Lewis Mrs. Va-
tired laffin at these hear stalle den Ross Mrs. Dura Reynolds. El-
joakes i here down here Jest be sle F. Smith Viola Fails Eula
(Continued on page three) McClesky and Elizabeth Lawrence.
i i intMf M
2. Outline every period of Eng-
lish and American Literature. (Out
lining means giving tho dates of
peiiod characteristics (state of af
fairs in financial social political
moral and religious world) auth-
ors and their lives Influence and
chief productions (Do not use
moro than one package of theme
Art answer cither (a) or (b).
from 100 B. C. to what it will prob-
ably bo 50 years from now or
4. Give most important facts dls-
(Continucd on page Four)
The depression is still here! The
i wolf is still at the door! The world
1 still has a few cheapskates rcpro-
i bates chisclers and "meanest"
The penny is gone!
Someone had the brass to remove
the copper from the cement side-
walk south of the administration
building after attention was call-
I cd to its prosence in a recent Op-
It BGTOb.t'iat the suggestion that
the stingiest person on the campus
leave the penny alone did not have
nny effect' We suppose that Law-
rence Smith was on trail of ono of
his debtors and under circumstan-
ces such as that a person will go
to almost any extreme.
25 NEW STUDENTS
HERE FIRST TIE
Twenty-five students have en
rolled in Abilene Christian College
for their first time this semester.
About this many havo returned to
their alma mater after a period
of absence teaching school work-
in onlnvlnc n nonreful rest at
of Bttcnd 80me other ln.
stitution of learning for a semes-
Among tho new studonts you
will find Vnss Stanley who is a
transfer fronv SWSTC of Wcath-
crford Okla.; Harriette Rogers
Abilene; r'orrest uyoee rredencic
Oklahoma; Wallace Thompson.
Tuttlo Oklahoma; Mrs. Christine
Rutherford Sweetwater; Wayne
Mickey Seymour; Sybyle Fam-
brough Ackerley; J. V. Dias Abi-
lene; Lucille Dias Abilene who
has done work in Kansas State
Teachers College; Houston Belew
Vernon; George Amnon Abilene;
Olin Huff Lockney; Louis Stivers
Bell. California; Cohnie Roso Ab-
bot Rutie; A. D. Lewis Rule;
Frances Pcarce Lankessly; Virgin
in Williams Haskell; Otha Simp-
son. Hnwley; Ralph Fly Abilene;
Mildred Cox Anson; Junney Jones
Merkell; Barton Weems Hieden-
heimer; Margaret Street Hope;
i and Charlie Scarborough Poynor.
i Students who have attended
I ACC and have relumed are: Austin
Varner Mrs. C. F. Carley who is
a graduate; Maureen Lakey Ervin
Driskill J. C. Reynolds. Carl Rush
Gwendolyn Billingsley John F.
ACC Elected Member
of Colleges Recently
Application Made by Cox
On Trip to Regional Meet
At Wichita Last Month
President James Cox announced
this week that Abllono Christian
College has been olectod to actlro
membership In the American As-
sociation of Colleges at tho annual
meeting ot association held la
N'ew York City two weeks ago.
"Membership In tho American
Association ot Colloges" Cox
said "will give us privileges
which I bollevo will bo beneficial
to Ableno Christian College."
The election to membership was
mado on recommendation of tho
executive committee and was
announced to President Cox In a
letter from Robert L. Kelly oxo-
ctitlvo secretary of the associa-
tion. Cox recently attended a regional
meeting of tho association hold at
Wichita Kansas New York Unl-
voislty Lofayotto Collego Agnes-
Scott College and tho University
of Cincinnati aro among tho In-
stitutions of higher learning that
are represented on the executive
beard of tho organization.
At a called meeting of the Stu-
dent Council last Monday tho
president N'orvol Young. Introduc-
ed 8eeral plans for the new sem-
ester. Thursday Fobruary 13th waa
set as tho date for ACC's first
All-Studonts' Day. Tho council
appointed a committee composed
of Norvel Young Adelaide Wolf
and Homor Jordan to request Pre-
sident Cox that the students might
havo part In the work of carrying
on regular activities. It may bo
possible for the students to tako
the place ot teachers in classes
for that day. Further develop-
ment of this plan will be an-
nounced noxt week.
Among other matters to como
beforo tho Council was the petit-
Ion .for a better water heating
systeni In the boys dormitory.
Tho secretary was Instructed to
draw up this petition. Tho Coun-
cu passeu miouior paimon unoni-
mously that tho school song bo
KUng In chapel at least twice ev-
ery month. This was felt neces-
sary In view of tho fact that tho
8oiig has not boon sung this year.
The president appointed Homor
Jordan chairman of the commit-
tee for a student program tho
evening ot All-Students' Day and
Morris Howard as chairman of tho
committee for sport tournaments
NICHOLS AND WEBB
LEAD JAIL SERVICE
BUI Nichols and L. D. Webb wero
speaker in the religious services
held at the Taylor county jail last
Tho work is under tho direction
of Jnmes Reynolds. Tho group
of about fifteen students who go
each week is divided so that two
services may bo held on tho sec-
ond and third floors of the jail.
Since the religious effort at the
jail was begun several years ago
more than twenty people have ac-
cepted the Gospel.
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