The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 26, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 9, 1936 Page: 1 of 4
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TO Ufa 1ET
Wolf Carruth Young to
Attend Press Convention
SUL ROSS IS HOST
BATSELL BAXTER JR
WINS FIRST IN 1936
COX EXTEMPORE .. .
Bataoll Barrett Baxter junior
in Abilene Christian College was
adjudged winner of the d030 Cox
Extempore Speech -contest held
last Thursday afternoon. Baxter
spoko on the subject "Be Not Con
formed." John Stevens and Lo-
lonnocrja to nil.
Abilene Christian College Abilene Texas Thursday April 9 1936
A Capella Goes
To San Antonio
Group to Appear On
For Tow Sacks ant! Chicken Wi
Students Attend From
12 State Institutions
Adelaide Wolf Mnrlln Carruth
uind Ntfrvel Young will represent
ACC's Press Club at the annual
convention of the Texas Intercol-
legiate Press Association to bo
held at Sul Ross Alpine Thursday
Frfday and Saturday of next week.
The three delegates were elected
nt a called meeting of tho local
press club Tuesday afternoon.
Morris Howard and Jimmy Stnggs
wero chosen alternates for the
Delegates will leave Abllonc
Thursday morning to .be present
nt registration in th'c afternoon
nhd n reception that evening.
Wallace Perry editor of the El
Paso Hernld-Post. will bo guest
speaker for the main business scs-
nion. "Is Freedom of the Prcas
Worth Flghtlng'for?" will be the
subject of his 'address Friday
morning. "Journalism as a Pro-
fession" will be the subject of his
Announcement of winners In. di-
visions of the press contest will
bo mado nt tho banquet of tho as-
sociation to be Wold Saturday aft-
ernoon following group meetings
during tho day. Abllenn Chris-
tian (VtlWft hns entries In every
livlstan -oi the-.fourtcen.poBaible
except those or mo year book nnu
ono-rfct play. This is the larg-
est number since ACC'a entrance
into the association In 1020.
'Delegates from the following
schools will attend the convention:
Tqxas A. and I. West Texas Sate
Toachers Collego East Texas
State .Teachers College Wichita
Falls Junior Collego Sul Ross
State Teachers College Paris. Ju-
nior College Sam Houston State
Teachers 'College. North Texas
State Teachers College. Stephen F.
Austin State Teachers College Ab-
ilene Christian College MfcMur-
ry College and John Tarleton Ju-
Shelley Crass toJHead
Baxter and Sloan Direct
Junior Edition Next Week
Milton Shelley former freshman
sports editor of the Optimist was
elected class editor of the contest
edition of the Optimist for the
freshman class at n meeting Wed-
nesday of last wcok. f Moncra
Crass was elected business mana-
ger. Shelley and Crass will nave
charge of tho issue ot April 30.
Wendell Bcdichek for three
years editor of the Optimist and
experienced newspaper man of
West Texas agreed lust week to
ct as ludEO for the 1930 editions.
niinwlntr a custom for tho past
Next week's edition will be edit-
ed by Batsell Barrett Baxter ond
managed by W A. Sloan supervi-
sors of the Jun'or class staff.
LOS ALEGRES CELEBRATES
AN AMERICAN DAY
Next Tuesday Los Alegres the
Spanish club present a program
III chapel in celebration of Pan-
American Day Ap;ll 14.
The program will consist of a
Spanish play "Un Norte-Anwri-cano
en Mexico." a short talk on
the Pan-American Union and sev-
eral songs by the Spanish quar-
roy Brownlow sophomore and se-
nior respectively wore awarded
second and third places. Other
students entering tho finals were
Edwin Hampton and Norvol
Baxter will be presented with a
gold medal by Presided ilns. F.
Cox following the i:uadnr Insti-
tuted by him IncinOry of his
father and mother. ' Stevens will
receive a Bible presented bv
Brother F. B. Shopard nnd
Brownlow n commentary offered
by Brother E. B. Wallace.
Judges Tor tho fipnls wore J.
W. Treat. Homer Hatlcy nnd R.
Women's Clubs Hear
Kitten Band Play
Tuesday afternoon under the di-
rection of D. W. Crain. tho Klt-
ften Band presented shorV'pro-
gram In the auditorium for a group
of several hundred .xlMkuwomen
who visited the' SfQlfWr
.Kyle Crain drum major of the
Kitten Band and 'mascot of the
Wildcat Bond also gave a twirl-
The program was paHpf the en-
tertainment actively sponsored by
the Abilene Federation of Wom-
en's Clubs .complimenting the del-
egates to the annual district con
vention of Texas Federated Wom-
en's Clubs which lasted from Mon-
day throughout Wednesday.
Tho cUib women were taken in a
motorcade to yislt Hardin-Slmmons
university and McMurry College
Chorus Honored By
Members of. the a capclla chor-
us presented a icligious program
at the Church of Christ at Strawn
Sunday. Tho group was favored'
with a formal dinner nt the City
Hail before the program."
Friday the group will leave fof
San Antonio stopping at Masol
that night where they will sing
at the Church of Christ then go
on to San Antonio Saturday. While
In San Antonio programs will be
given at the following congrega-
tions of the Church of Christ:
South Florcs. Government Hill
Harlandalc Denver Heights Bea-
con Hill nnd Grove 'Ave. There
will probnbly be a radio broadcast
but the time has not been sot-
Members of the chorus making
the trip nrc: Sopranos Mnblc
tyorton Elico nnd LnVeino Mc-
Gregor Patricia Reagan Este-
lino Box. Doris Minchew nnd
Altos: Crystcllc Head. Irene
White Kntherlne Malloy. Mar-
gnrct Dean Marjoric Adrian nnd
Vyle Bell Krey.
Tenors: Eugene White Her-
bert Broadus Marvin. Crow.
Bass: Logan Buchanan John
Burkhart Marlin Carruth. and
Ervln DrlskllL.-- ..-
The chorus has been invited to
sing nt Dallas. The invitation
will bo filled the first of May.
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"ECHO CAST IS IN
OF DRAMAS TODAY
Appearing in tho Houston uni-
versity auditorium tonight nt 9
o'cltfckf ACC players will present
"Tho Echo" in the Texas Intercol-
legiate One-Act .Play Tournamont.
Thomas Campbell playing .Hei)-
ry Ross the father loft Tuesday
evening on the train from Buffalo
Gap. The rest' of tho cast left
ACC Wednesday morning at six
o'clock by car accompanied by
Mrs. A. B. Morris.. and G. C.
Helvey. Jr. .
(Continued onipsge 4)
New B. A. Teacher
Pr. W. jB. Blzzell president of
tUj Unlvcrslty of Oklahoma has a
collection of more than 300 Bibles.
DmiHi Hall Work
The ACC a capclla chorus will
sing at 1:15 Monday afternoon
over Radio' Station WOAI in
San Antonio acocrdlng to a
telegram received by the Opti-
mist as the paper went to
press. This will bo the fifth
broadcast of the chorus during
its four years existence having
sung pver stations in Dallas Ft.
Worth1. Lubbock and once before
in San Antonio.
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Kitten Band To
H'SU Sponsors Annual
FIVE SOLOISTS GO
BandWon 1st Of
Division Last Year
Broils This A. M.
Since the beginning of time or at least since about
19111 senioro-facultic baseball games have been in order on
ApriLl. JCraditionwas-only momentarialy halted throwing
the game approximately 10 days off schedule but as Bro.
Brewer put it you can be as big a fool on April 9 as on any
other day. So be it.
The dope bucket from past scores may be upset iaalmost
any direction. History would have a hard time repeating
itself under any of the following conditions:
History of the Epic
Year Senior's scores
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JAMES K. KRKHMAN
CAST OF 75 WORK
Work nears completion on the
remodeling of ACC's new dining
hall and temporary quarters for
New concrete walks wero com-
pleted this week and stops lead
ing into tho vestibule below the
old cntranco qf tho dining hall arc
finished. New steel casement win-
.dows h&vo been installed in tho
lengthened openings of the base-
ment and the new concrete floor
Was near completion this week.
Decoration will be completed in a
shcrt time and the building will bo
ready for occupancy although no
moving will be done until the be.
ginning of the summer term.
A combined cast of nearly 76
members is 'working to present
the Gllbcrt-Sulllvan operetta. A"Pin;
afore" to be glvon by tho a capclla
chorus early in May.
With Mrs. Walter Adams Lo-
gan Buchanan nnd ndvanced
volco students leading other roles
Pat Mnlone heading the accompani-
ments Margaret Ehrcsmann in
chargo of dramatics nnd Leonard
Burford directing thcisololsts and
Inrgo choruses the operetta prom
ises to bo one of tho major proj-
ects of the year in either music
This presentation will be a re-
vival of this (particular musical
ctfmedy "Pinafore." having been
given before enthusiastic audiences
early in ACC'a history when Myr-
tle Dunn directed the school of
I voice on the old campus.
Freeman To Be
New B. A. Head
The world's biggest bargain In
rail travel is the 26-mlle ride to
bo had for five cents oji New
York City's subways.
TRINE STARNES AND OTIS GATEWQOD
TO GIVE SENIOR SERMONS IN MAY '.
Trine Starnes and Otis Gate-
wood will preach tho senior ser-
mons for the class of '30 this year
according to J-esulU of popular
vote cast .by the class Thursday of
Both .Starnes and Gate
wood though young in years are
mature to &" certain extent in the
preaching of tho Gospel. They have
been prominent in all religious ac
tivities sfnee ther enrollment in
ACC have conducted meetings
throughout several states and have
done local work in congregations
in the immediate vicinity of Abi-
lene while enrolled In school.
Commencement .speakers" were
chosen but -will not be made public
until acceptances 'to the"-invitations
' . . 1 . . r .
nfrrnnrrA ronsnn rpcorris nrc entirely missinc
concerning several of the gams. In 1930 although that
was recent enough that a score was available from memory
of some of the younger members of the faculty the paper
fills in the space by giving a styje review in place of the
ball game. "The senior girls made themselves noticeable
by dressing 'as kids carrying their dolls and candy and
stringing along after their mother Maurine Stewart. After
the ball irame-" and here the account trails off to other
forms of entertainment.
1920 First Account
A quotation in the account
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of the i first available edition kfvVV lfL.iK8i
of the Ontimist shocks us
even in our present-day so-
phistication. Gladys Arledge
was editor-in-chief. The.quot;
"But Mc. Oh I Mc hasjearned
tnat if you try to Break the
same nose twjee in the" samej
place. you are uaoie to say
things that ought not to be
said except in the presence of
boys and dogs. (Ho also no-
ticed .that Miss tyfylone was
present)." The story further
carries vivid details of the
seniors' absently-- mindedly
Civets Versus Thomases -
A headline in. 1922 carries the follqwing startling news:
"Prof. Jas. F. Cox Enters Game Late and Accounts for Two
of Faculty's Runs."
Announcement has been made
that James E. Freeman now
secretary-treasurer of McMurry
College has resigned that posl-
tjon to become the bead of the
department of. business adminis
tration of Abilene Christian Col-
lege beginning with the lb3C'-37
Freeman came to McMurry from
North Texas A. -M. College. Ar-
lington and organized the depart-
ment of business administration
at McMurry in 1020. He was made
secretary-treasurer in 1020 and
dean of students in 1033. He has
been prominent in athletic and
civic club work in McMurry since
coming to Abilene.
The board of trustees of McMur-
ry also announced that R. G. Bog-
er president cf Wcatherford Ju-
nior College has been selected to
become dean effective Scptembei
1 on the resignation of Dean C.
C. Boswell. who was also head of
the department of history.
Successors have not yet been
chosen for tho positions of secretary-treasurer
nnd head of the
Tomorrow afternoon the Kitten
Band and five soloists from the
demonstration school wijl enter
the annual high school band cOn-.
test sponsored by the Cowboy
Band of Hnrdin-Simmons universi-
ty. The band will be under tho di
rection of D. W. Crain nnd will
enter in the C class which in-
cludes all high schools with en-
rollment up to 250. There wilt
probably Tc nbot six other C
class bands with which to com-
pete both in playing and in sight-
reading. "The Silver Chord." by O'Neill.
Is the required number nnd tho
"Llttlo Bluebell." by Hazel Is the
bands selected number. The lat-
ter is also the required number
for D clnss bands.
The soloists who1 will will bo
classified according to ngc are:
Kyle Crain cornet D. W. Crain
Jr. bass. Bernard Holly cornet
and Owen Holly trombone. Inci-
dentally Kyle CTaln hns been
playing his instrument for only
eight months. Mrs. W. M. Yow-
ell and Mrs. J. E. Weems will be
TJiere are thirty-three members
in the Kitten Band this year. Last
year the band took first place in
D class In the contest at Hardin-
Simmons and also first place at
the contest sponsored by Texas
Tech at Lubbock.
H. A. Vandercook of the Van-
dercook School of Music in Chi-
cago will be supreme Judge in the
contest at Hardin-Simmons.
Speech Arts Head
Injured In Auto
Utley Wins First Bible
Homer Utley was first In ACC'
first Bible reading contest spon-
sored last Thursday by Don IL
Morris Instructor in tho college
course in Bible reading nnd Ho-
mer Mailey Bible Instructor n the
college. Utley will receive two
Biblo commentaries presented by
Bro. Hailey as first prize.
Norvel Young and Batsell Bax-
ter tied for( second place In the
contest and will be presented the
second and third prizes. Brother
New Testament as second prize
and Otis Gatewood senior minis-
terial student of the college will
.present a copy of tho Roberson-
Trice volume "The Bible versus
Modernism" as third prize.
Officials were woll pleased with
tho interest manifested in tho
contest and plan to make the event
!i (yearljt occurrence to awaken
students to the importance of
rightly interpreting God's word
from tho printed page.
O You Softies!
(Continued on page 2)
Miss Margaret Ehresmann
speech department instructor in
ACC was injured in an automobile
accident Saturday evening as she
was returning from Snyder where
sho had Judged a one-net piny con-
test. Roy Lacyformer Instructor in
ACC was driving Miss Ehresmann
to Abilene when ttJey met a car
head-on. Swerving from tho road
Lncy's car overturned three times
Miss Ebresmnnn received a brok-
en hip but Lacy's Injuries were
4Mrs. A fl. Morris will have
charge of Miss .Ehrcsinann's class
es as soon as she returns from the
Houston play tournament where she
is sponsoring the ACC qpntestantv
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miss ttnresmann win oe con
PARTY L"EAVES FOR
GOOD WILL TOUR
Dean Walter II. Adams Ntfrvel
Young 'Fred Barton Willie Hud-
son and Paul Edwards left early
this morning for a good will tour
through Aransas and Tennessee.
They will be gone eight days re-
turning to ACC Thursday of next
week. They plan to visit tho
campl of Harding college David
Linscomb College and 'Frced-
There is nothing truly evil but
what Is within us; the rest is eith-
er natural or accidental. Sir 'Phil-
to her bed for about three weeks. path.
Of all things needs to ujhej Jn
thecoming new era of enllghen-
mentand peiTcercne of thynost es-
sential Fs toieratlon-John C. Rid-
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