The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 26, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 9, 1936 Page: 4 of 4
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Thursday. April 9 1936
The Senior Edition of thi3 paper started something ana
.since most ot these "Around tne Lair" reacted favorably
live believe in keeping up the good work so lieie goes lor
some more scratches . . .
Apologies for the oversight last week of the Sub-T-16
;you know tho'se punks who go around in blue sweaters with
a yellow yes yellovi smear' over their hearts (or whatever
is under it) it seems that our dear little sailor boys have
had rather a hard time in pledging this year we mean m
iinding loyal and outstanding students like the Ex-Brown
Twins. We're just wondering why they don't go ahead and
.take in Foy Brantley he's worked hard enough tor four
Also along the Bame lino it is rather.a well known fact
that Mary Jack Jones Pauline Starr and Bonnie Butler
have Ko Jo Kai aspirations Mary Jack's being nearly an-
iinue. and obviously hopeless.
And thn Kat would like to engrave a nice 16ng deep
scratch across that pretty handsome face of Jack Carter's.
Jack your air of boredom gives us as well asmany otners a
pain 'in the neck. Of course we realize "that after several
months in the metropolis of La Verne Abilene and ACC
jnust seem dull. But you might as well gotused to ACC
.and her. fair charmers because we rather .have good proof
ithat a certain "sorority" girl is indisposed so far as you
' Flash and doublo flash Margaret Ehrfesmann. posses-
sor of broken arm and vertebrae is to receive a Bachelor
oE Arts (B.A.) degree from Abilene Christian College In
casoyou hadn't heard. Miss Ehrcs-
i....1f.l 1 T)nntnii Pnl. !
rnann has studied in Boston Con-
...moinri'. Wnahincton. D. C. Lon
don Speech School Berlin and
VIENNA. The Class of 3G should
bo more than proud to have her.
Vc hope her enp and gown fits.
And speaking of bored people
-Joe Bob Whitaker wouldn't hurt
any one's feelings by smiling once
a week. If he's been around as
-much as he attempts to make us
loci that he has why doesn't he
.show it and dismiss that pickle
mug of his.
Johnnlo Leo Stovall. Ko Jo Kal
and favorite date oi our star ten-
xiis player Representative of tKc
Treshman Class to K.K.K. and
erstwhile leading campus socialite
sez her is hardly known in Dal-
las ho-hum. But what they didn't
Jktiow in Dallas won't hurt them.
Wo don't mean to bo throwing
.any bouquets to anyone but it
.rather seems to us that the
-'personality-less" Combs have ra-
her gone down since thoy "gave"
ho Homers the "go-byc." Or
ivas it the other way round. If you
really know the score you don't
need to advertize It People rather
Jiavo a way of finding out such I
ihings. And remember you are in J
college now not In a one-horse
iigh-school. Get ttx idea?
.Floyo Sullivan dismissed from
a venture into the social world ex
of Louie Cure and others has cast
Jier charming w.iles in.the direction
of a Mr. 'Johnson. Poor Protidy
In a recent confessional service
Julia Mae McDanieis revealed that
ho feels that It is her conscienti-
ous duty to tattle on people even
though it be her best friend who
ver that may be. But Julia Mao
"Wq don't think much of a stoolic.
Jn this here schoolle."
To Dorothy Dabbs and Mary Ida
Haley Other people have- been
campused most people know nbout
yours by now and besides It isn't
un smart or much of an accom-
jjfiihment to1 be campused. Pipe
There Is nothing so disappolnt-
'ng in life as disappointment. And
especially. w)en that disappoint-
ment is brought about Just be-
cause you can't realizo your life'?
ambition. Poor Poor Buna E-
wards and Helen Reese. They did-
n't make tho-"W" Club. But both
their sisters did and why did
their sfsters'have that they have-
By the way we aro just won-
dering how Mary Alico Leathers
atays in the "'WJL Club this year.
Can ite tho" girls aro slipping?
THIS WEEK'S EXTRA Dfd
w tfco fa(n(or cas8 ot 30
has a Dictator well a virtual die
tator anyway. And boy does he
hnve that class wound uround his
little finger. But at recent class
meetings it appears that maybo a
revolution !b brooding. For partic-
ulars ask a Senior.
And so the Kat scratches on. If
you don't like jt then wo have at
last achieved success but if you
do like it then we'll see what
we can do about it. And as a fi-
nal word what is scratched above
is in no way meant as a cOmpli-
ment to nnythlng or anybody.
Motto found in some young lady's
Now I lay me down to slumber
On this hardwood bed of lumber;
If I die before I 'rouse.
Who would bo here to wart the
The blight of hobbylsm is notn
laughable i-mattor... When one has
I visited hobbylstic congregations
and sees howpltlable the Cause is
there he begins to realize the se-
riousness and sadness of It. The
Cause began jts restoration In Vir-
ginia and Ohio but when one vis-
its those congregations who have
not; bejpomejFjsf Christian he sees
a weary 'Cause and of a truth It
is weak. Our brethren in those
states have ha(j more to- contend
with than many other states.
Theysihad .no .. Ijiavld Lipscomb
James A. 'Harding pr p. G. Sew-
ell to save thorn from extremes as
did tho Bo'utlfern(part of this coun-
try. They were literally "pushed
out" of their meeting houses by
tho extreme "progressives." As
n result they disliked 'these "dl-
grcssives" to Iho extent of per-
fect hatreds ..and anyth(ng that
their malefactors did that thing
had to be sinful. They therefore
took tho othor extreme and lost
that perfect balance in Christian-
ity so' necessary to tWo true prog-
ress of tho Word.
If anyone thinks It is easy to re-
strain from extremes ho is either
inexperienced drlainly ignorant.
When such gtfodj'pcolarly men as
Isaac ErrrtUwAtH W. instruments
of inuslc DanlellSomnlers with his
"antl-everyiningv tcsiipnnuy ""
colicges and It. W.tBpll with his
i iiiii.. iLAU'. Vnll frnm
ptJB jniiliiiiu vii '.' -
the path of equllihrlMmjUet none
of us boast lest wd.ao fall. To
bo a true gospel preacher o
must have an abundant supply of
common sensp and. good judgment.
How1 little -wo strive to exercise
these. As youth we should pray
Mlv for wisdom so that when we
are older we shall reap judgment.
'published Every 'Thursday Attor
noon During" iiang aossions
Offlciul Btudorit Publication ot
Abllono Christian Collego
Marlin Carrutlr! EcJitor'in-Chief Dudley FaVer
News: Walter Daughcrity Assistant Editor; Hope Reed Norine Gibsonr Adelaide Wolf
weidon Bennett Kenneth Badgett.
Features: James Walton Taggart Norvel Young Joe Edward Davis Morris Howard
Bonnie Butler T. H. Tarbet Jr. Lona Johnson.
Religious: Thomas Campbell John C. Stevens Kathryn Molloy.
Society: Wanda Mayfield Buna
Sports: Sonny Cowan Editor;
Business: Marjorle Adrian Assistant Manager; W. A. Sloan
Malphours Oscar Smith Dora Frances Harvey.
"Scribblers": Robort Howell
Entorod as Second Class Mattor Juno 28 1029 at tho Post Offlco at'
AU gU8t Zi J.UJ..
Texas Centennial I Texas bluebon-
nets everywnere except on ACC's cam-
pus. In spite of elaborate pains to pro-
tect the small beds on the campus the
start seems smaller eacK year.
Several years ago seed were imported
and planted with care on the north mid-
dle .campus. They were jealously
guarded but. fpr some reason that part
of the campus has had a jinx. First too-
energetic campus workers mowed the
lawn at the exact spot where the blue-
bonnets were extending new foliage
another time that part of the campus
was burned off at all too frequent
times students have loved the pleasures
of the moment so much as to take the
blooms for decoration before the seed
But still some hardy little plants sur-
vive. Gallant things! There is a lavin
Texas forbidding the plucking of blue-
bonnets growing wild. It would have to
be a wild one to grow on the local cam-
pus. The ones that do should certainly
typify the selfish phrase "the survival
of the fittest." Perhaps we shall have
developed in a few years through the
process of elimination a new wonderful
species that can take care of itself un-
der any circumstances.
Sunday evening closed one of the
most memorable protracted meeting se-
ries in the history of Abilene Christian
College. Like Pope's literary definition
Brother Brewer brought to us view-
points that we held all the time yet
"ne'er so well expressed."
Certainly we can put our fingers on
many tangiple things learned during the
week not "to mention the things .we'll
never know we learned that will crop out
some time when we need them.
Our only regret is that brother Brew-
er could not have remained at least an-
other wedk and given us a series of lec-
tures x upon some of the vital topics of
the day about which "he so loves to
speak" and to wKich we so loye to lis-
ten. W'll be Jkjplung for you back soon
Herein lies the secret to Solo-
mon's power Herein will lio the
truth of any futuro success.
THE STRAWN TRIP
(Dedicated to the A. Caper la
Isn't this fun?
The bus won't run
We're stranded now
Home's just a mirage;
This dirty garage
Is surely the
Origin of groaselandl
Will we over get homo
To soap and-a comb
And a comfortable bed " t
To .Sleep j
If we ever (loj
And are still alive too
I'd advlso the wholo chorus
To keep in.
A Member of Haw Capella.
Tho htghest things to be desir-
ed In this life prepare one for fu-
Ofg the $13000 tho United
States government is spending cv
ory-mlnuto of the day and night
$7000 of this is being added to
the public debt which must be
paid by generations yet unborn.
Milton Shelley Job Laird Oscar Smith Horace Stevens
Samuel Blackwell Mildred Chitwood Arlene Small
Texas Intorcolloglato Press Association.
AND CLASSY EDITIONS .
Thursday and Friday
Too .Much" with Lily
Saturday "Yellow Dust"
Sunday and Monday ''The In-
visible Ray" with Boris Karloff
and Bcla Lugoso.
Tuesday and Wednesday "Riff
Raff" with Jean Harlow and
Wallace Beery iBarbara Stan-
wypk John Boles. These three
great stars together for the first
time enact their greatest roles In
20th Century's roistering roman-
tic "A Message to Gnrcia" the
picture coming Friday and Satur-
day to tho Paramount Theatre.
Inspired by Elbert Hubbard's im-
mortal essay the picture has a
plot written about One of history's
most fascinating exploits.
Boles Is tho man who carries the
message to Garcia in tho jungle
interior a message that will
change the destinies of three na-
tions. .For a companion he
takes Wallace Beery' an amusing
rogue who is half traitor half hero.
When -they discover that the
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.One of the most colorful of present-
day school extra-curricular activities
is journalism. We feel that the class
editions now in order are a fascinating
means of participation for a large num-
ber of those who can profit by such ex-
perience. Not only have the4 two editions thus
far shown the striking personalities and
abilities of the two editors but 'they
have helped set forth the individualities
of the classes themselves. We have rea-
son to believe that ensuing editions will
further the program.
Come on you juniors and you fresh-
men fly in there and give your class
a fair showing against the two splendid
sheets of the past two weeks.
Bro. "Mac" is to be congratulated on
the new "cultural" policies for Sunday
and Wednesday night dinners. Along
this line we are reminded of an article
by Dr. Garry C.Myers in a recent edition
of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
It has long seemed to me that tho
school which runs a cafeteria hasan un-
usual opportunity to effect good educa-
tion at meal time" says Dr. Myers.
"Yet in the average school cafeteria
there is little to suggest refinement.
Good manners are at low ebb. The clat-
ter of the jdishes encourages loud talk-
ing and rude and jumpy movements.
Speed the day when noiseless dishes
will be used . . . I see no reason why the
lunch period should not be considered a
'teaching period when children would bo
properly instructed and practiced in
good table manners and the art of easy
gracious table conversation. To many
of the pupils that would be a wholly new
experience. Perhap3 the lunch period
coulil be made the most highly educative
period instead of being as at the pres-
ent in many a school a training period
"A great many boarding schools and
colleges might well give much more at-
tention to the cultivation of the social
graces in their dining halls. Some of
them seem not far past the cave man's
Jevel especially a the graining table for
the othletes. What have been your observations?"
man who was to guide them to
Garcia has been killed they take
his daughter Barbara Stanwyck
to show them the way.
Hardship peril adventure faced
together in the treacherous jun-
gle draw Boles and Miss Stan-
wyck to each othor. But when she
is. wounded Boles carries on brave-
ly with his mission leaving her
behind In thp caro of Beery.
The taut and nerve-scraping cli-
max of the picture approaches
when Beery reappears and leads
Boles into what ho mistakenly
thinks Is Garcla's carp actually the
stronghold of Boles' enemies.
A heroic charge led by Beery
frees Boles from the clutches of
his captors makes possible the re-
joining of tho lovers and brings the
picture to a happy close.
George Marshall directed "A
Mesago to Garcia" from the script
by W. P. Lipscomb and Gene Fow-
ler. Appearing prominently in
the supporting cast nre 'Alan
Ha'o. In tho menace role; Mona
Barrio as a temptress; and Her-
bert Mundin .in one of his char-
acteristic cockney parts. "
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
''The star of. 'the immortal ''Sev-
enth Heaven" Janet Gaynor and
Tho regular staff gets back to
the dally or weekly (or weakly)
grind after a couple of weeks' very
refrcsning rest and tho absorbing
oxperlcnco o? "repdfng nn Optimist
just llko everybody else. Certain-
ly we can not be too1 elaborate in
our praiso of the last two editions.
Tho staffs were -"honest sincere
ambitious and the results wcro
indicative of the motives.
Stopping out begins in earn-
est ncxtnvdck'. It seems ns if
ovory convention contest
tournament in Texas and Tcn-
ncssco picked ACC's six weeks"
examination week for its tunc-
tioningv Melpomencans son
n rcprescptntivo cast to the
'Houston' Play tournamon
Tucsdaynof 'this week.. Thc
cnpclla chorus makes the long
ltfokod-forward-to trip to the
afternoon and returning early
next week. They will stop at
Mason en route.
Tho Tennessee bunch sends n
delegation to Tepnessee via Arkan-
sas today. They will be gone a
week. Tho Oklahoma bunch sends
a delegation jto ' Oklahoma via
Wichita Fnlls Thursday and Fri-
day of next week. On the same
days Press Club' dologatcs will
convene with tho Texas Intercol-
legiate Press Association at Sul
Rosi.(.AtlnhaJ!JChi has one story
about that 'time too.
We suppose wo shall contin-
ue to wondor what college
would be if we had nothing to
do but study. It's certain no-
body knows from experience.
And who wants to?
Thrco posies to the dining
hall for the cheerful now
bw-glMv vases and the
lovely ''llUle'tbouqusts on tho
tables. Even tho beans which
arc rarer than ever these days
tasto better under such es-
thetic surroundings. Wo ap-
preciated the bluebonnets but
wo hope they didn't come off
our own campus.
We keep looking forward ty
open house. We intend to clean
up sometime this spring but there's
no need doing it twice. Oh well
our rortm can't bo' any worse than
the auditorium was back of
where the clock' was. And they
have open house over there every
The faculty gts jip thp se-
niors' iro by- calling them a
bunch of softies. Better be
careful seniors. Next week
is the sixth sAnd although
we could never quite get the
implication of the term "mor-
al victory' we believe this is a
case where It would pay to be
satisfied with one.
Six months ago tho Lair car-
ried an editorial opinion of tho
primitive state of affairs of the
walks around the dining hall. To-
day we walk on now concrete s)abs.
Thcro's ho1 limiting tho power of
tho press. (For tho benefit of
those who lake this statement too
seriously wo have no Influence
whatsoever over drinking foun-
tains on 3rd. drum-playors chew-
ing gum bells ringing on time
hot water teachers' who give quiz-
zes during meeting weeks mus-
taches lettuce sandwiches pco.
plo who yawn nloud during pray
or. nor tho paying of. library fines).
the sensation of "Magnificlent Ob-
eession" Robert Tayjor. havo Join-
ed hands to bring to the screen
one of tho most stirring modern
romances in their latest picture
"Small Town Girl."
Miss Gaynor was never more
lovely in her successful career
than alio is in tho new Metro-Gold-wyn-Maycr
production. For tho
first time she is allowed to dress
to and in this size reveals a new
With the sensation of the screen
season the dashing Robert Tay-
lorf as hor co-star' a perfect screen
i i &
ROMANCE IN B-FLAT MINOR
They called a number out
Tho person wasn't there.
Ho lost his chance last night
His pockets still arc bare.
Ho bad a date thai ntght
And stepping put they went
.That Is the reason boys -
Ho lost it every cont.
His heart was sorely troubled
As ho four hundred lacked.'
And upon returning honic
He found his room was stacked.
So gentlemen take warning
And never let n girl
Too you out a-stepplng'
And got you in n whirl.
Fcrvhcn you've won the bank roll
And rcadyfo'r tho spend
You'll find 6ut EVERY lassie
Will'want to be your friend.
But when your pocket's empty
And you'ro broke like baby's toy
You'll find out all the lnssics
'Will find nnother boy.
The moral is: Dont's bother
With ficklo girls my lad
For you'll never find n one like
The one that married Dad.
So when my boy you're tempted
Don't risk ycVre being hacked
Stay home and leave the girls
And your room will not be stacked.
Compliments Free Gratis.
(Continued lrom page One)
Elizabeth Flnley playing Mary
Ross the mother Jewel Walker
playing Lillian tho daughter and
Mclvln Gilllland playing David
the son who committed suicide a
year ago and who reappears to his
father complete the cast.
Mrs. Morris will act as director
and prompter in the absence of
Margaret Ehresmann who was In-
jured In a recent automobile acci-
dent. G. C. Hclvey will handle
tho makeup and stage work In-
cluding tho voice .behind scenes
which heighten tho dramatic ef-
fect of the climax of -the play.
The group will return Sunday
after n boat trip to Galveston and
the Gulf shorj;.
(Continued from ipagc 2)
"Do youwant Gdyi speak to
you? WhaJLwoufd you have him
to say? That hooves you? That
your sins aren forgiven ? That
there is life.boyond the grave?
Something obout ypur loved ones
who are dead? He couldn't do
It in plainer tcrmsjthan he has al-
ready setforth in his Book divine."
"Sometimes i takes more cour-
age to submit to a thing than to J
resent it." a
"A bravo boy is one who Isn't
afraid to be called a cOward."
"A brave girl Is one who Isn't
afraid of being laughed at who
isn't afraid to be out of style
who isn't afraid to do things that
aro unpopular if necessary"
"Instead of letting sentiment
mold ycu mold sentiment."
team Is formed. Audible com-
ments from the audience proclaim-
ed Taylor's dramatic work to be
even finer than that in "Broadway
Melody of 1030" and "Magnificl-
Taken from Bon Ames Williams'
famous novel brought to tho
screen by John Lee Mahln and Ed-
ith Fitzgerald tho plot of "Small
Town Girl' concerns a country
girl who marries a handsome doi-r
tor while he is intoxicated.
Her efforts to win his affection
after she has fallen in love with
him bring tears and laughs alike
from the audience.
Tho Hunt Strombcrg production
directed by William Wejlman has
a strong supporting cast Including
Binnic Barnes Lewis Stone An-
dy Dovlne Elizabeth Patterson
Frank Craven and Jarnes Stewart
all of whom do well by 'their re-spcctlve-roles.
"SmallTown Girl" is really swell
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