The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 21, Ed. 1, Friday, March 20, 1942 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. ABILENE. FRIDAY.MARCH 20. 1942
Band Tour Planned
Over Three States
After Spring Holidays
Director Says Summer
Music School Probably
Will Be Largest Yet
D. W. Crnln director announced
Thursday that the 50-plece Wildcat
bLid will tour the Texas Panhandle
area to Carlsbad 'New Mexico and
southern Oklahoma shortly after the
The regular Wednesday Night
broadcast from the campus over
station KRBC featured the band
Grant Shnrmnn and Crain played
a trombone duct On-Plcasure Bent
accompanied by the band under the
baton of Alvls Earl Rogers. Program
numbers included Punjab march;
MorningNoon and Night in Vienna;
Now York Hippodrome; The Mystic
Land of Egypt; Bravura march; and
a descriptive number by Kctclby.
Crain expects an even larger
group of students than attended last
year this summer. Part of the ACC
summer school the band school will
begin June 4 and last for six weeks.
"The program will be much larger
this year" Crain has said.
In the first school held last year
over 62 persons enrolled to "exceed
all expectations." According to Crain
this year's effort will have nationally-known
instructors and many out-
standing instrument teachers.
Kendall "Ate" Jones.
Now Aviation Cadet
Kendall "Ace" Jones son of Mr.
and Mrs. Mack Mattison Jones 1041
south Fifth street Abilene Texas
is now an aviation cadet at the Uni-
ted States Naval Ah "station Corpus
Christi according to word received
from there recently.
Well-known for his ability in ten-
nis and basketball Jones was a star
athlete while attending Abilene
Christian college from which he
graduated in 1039. For three years he
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They're All Missionaries
From Africa Europe Etc.
By Nelda Corthxon
Mexico Switzerland Southern
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f these distant corners of tlio clobe
students arc in attendance at Abilene
Christian investigation disclosed
Luiz Rios Rosales couldn't speak
a word of English when he enrolled
in September 1041. A native of Go-
mez Palacio near Torreon Cohau-
la Mexico he entered college with
intentions of attending four years
and then joining missionary Pedro
Rivas in Mexico. Oddly enough Luiz
was formerly an outstanding ama-
teur wrestler of Mexico City
James E. Scott from Livingston
North Rhodesia camo to America in
February of 1041 but did not sign
up in ACC until the fall semester
James who la Boer by descent Brit-
ish by citizenship 'and Texan by
Seniors wanted to run their play two nights but didn't want to pay
usual royalty so June Scllen and Dane Lovelace sat down and wrote a
three-act comedy She Runs While Sho Walks. Story on page three.
Mrs. Retta Garrett
At Poets Gathering
Retta Scott Garrett associate pro-
fessor of English in Abilene Chris-
tian College was principal speaker
for the March meeting of the Poets
of Texas in Dallas last Saturday
Subject or Mrs. Garrett's lecture
was Modern Poetry Sonnets. She
gave the development of the sonnet
its early forms and modern tenden-
cies. A number of compositions in-
cluding two written by the speaker
Speaker for last month was Dr.
Tom McNeal English department
head at Commerce college.
Each month a critic reads contri-
butions of the poets. This month
poems by persons whose names be-
gin with letters "A" through "G"
were read. Every poet in Texas re-
ceived an invitation to attend this
meeting held in the Young Women's
Christian association teachers hall.
residence plans to preach by radio
on returning to his homeland. In
preparation he concentrates his stu-
dies on radio engineering physical
sciences and Bible.
Scott's foster parents arc at Sinde
Mission above Victoria Falls.
A well-known brother-sisters com-
bination on the campus is also from
Africa. Sibyl Beth and Foy Short
are from Macheke Southern Rhode-
sia. Sibyl and Foy have been in ACC
since the spring semester of last year.
Beth joined them last September.
Sibyl is leader of the Girls' Training
class and Foy heads the Mission
In the ACC academy Hans and
Martin Schuppll from Switzerland
aro now pretty well Americanized
after two years of residence. In
fact Hans made the top scorq in his
high school Texas history examination.
College Choral Group
Sing At USO Club
To Hamlin Congregation
A Cappella chorus made two ap-
pearances Sunday singing at the
First street USO club in Abilene and
at the Hamlin church of Christ.
The USO program was from 3:15
to 3:45 p. m. and was a part of an
open house observed at all three Abi-
lene USO clubs in connection with a
The chorus appeared at the Hamlin
church Immediately after the sermon
Before their program they had a
picnic supper at a lake near the
The numbers at the USO club
were: Star Spangled Banner Pil-
grim's Chorus Gloria Patra. Oh
Susannah and Sildicr's Chorus.
At Hamlin the program was Deep
River Go Down Moses Prayer Oh
Lord We Praise Thee Grant Us to do
with Zoql Ye Watchers and Ye Holy
Ones and Hallelujah Chorus.
Max Leach'3 1
With President Paul Southern '30
presiding a general meeting of ex-
students of Abilene Christian college
was held Monday night to inaugurate
a long-time program of ex-student
activity on behalf of the school.
At the meeting Max Leach '31
was introduced to the assemblage as
executive secretary of the organiza-
tion. Leach resigned the principal-
ship of Chillicothc high school to
take up the work in the interest of
Abilene Christian college and the
Objectives to be attained by the
Ex-students asociation arc being
drawn up and will be presented to
members of the organization and to
students and friends of ACC in the
near future. The objectives are be-
ing mapped out by the executive
Bedlchcck '24 Sterling Parker '32
committee consisting of Wendell
J. C. Brown '24 J. B. Collins '18
and A. Crutcher Scott '20 and Pres-
Army Camp ACC Hardin-Simmons McMurry
Plan Competition In Annual Local Tourney
Vern Hilliard Director General Schedules Entire
Contest Three Hours At Abilene High Field
First Abilene intra-city track meet under lights is scheduled this af-
ternoon and tonight at Eagle stadium with ACC Hardin-Simmons univer-
sity McMurry college and Camp Barkelcy participating.
' While college and army teams
Cat Speakers Return
From Debate Tour
Over Three States
Attending the speech tournament
at Natchitoches La. at which deba-
ters Jimmy Wood and J. W. Roberts
advanced to the quarter-finals
wound up a week's debate tour for
four ACC students and Mrs. A. B.
Morris last Saturday.
Ernest Finley and Ira North won
three out of four debates in the pre-
liminaries but were eliminated in the
next round. Roberts and Wood were
eliminated in the quarter-finals by a
team from Springfield Mo. The
tournament was held at the Louisa-
na State Teachers college there
and schools from six states were re-
presented. The first stop of the debate tour
was in Searcy Arkansas where they
put on exhibition debates Monday
night and Tuesday morning at Hard-
ing college. From here they went to
Henderson Tenn. where they visited
Frced-Hardcman college. Thursday
morning they appeared on the chapel
program at David Lipscomb college
at Nashville Tenn.
On the way to the Louisana tour-
nament they visited the Civil War
battlefield at Vicksburg Miss.
The group left here early Monday
March 9 and returned last Sunday at
3 a. m.
Of Chapel Singing
Will Be Broadcast
For the third time this school
year CBS will carry David Lips-
comb's chapel singing to a nation-
wide audience April 4 according to
a recent announcement by Prcs. E.
H. I jams.
The broadcast which will be pre-
sented on Saturday from 1:30 to 2:00
p. m. Central War Time will center
around the theme of the resurrection
of Christ Approximately 500 stu-
dent will compose the singing
The coming program will be the
sixth CBS broadcast in the school's
history two Christmas programs
two Easter programs and one
Thanksgiving program 'preceded.
This is the first school year that
Lipscomb has received the opportun-
ity of giving three programs.
Lost year two were given and one
the first was presented two years
compete in the four-way meet the
local Abilene Eagles will clash with
other schools of District 3AA in a
high school invitation meet.
Time schedule for the two-In-one
meet was announced Saturday by
Vernon Hilliard director general.
Preliminaries in the high school
events will start at 1 p. m. There will
be no preliminaries in the college
A trophy will go to the winning
team in each division. Individual
trophy goes to the high point man in
In afternoon events Mike Hughes
and Ned Everett will probably enter
broad jump R. L. Hall pole jump
and John Owens and Bow Mooncy
In the evening contests beginning
at 8 p. m. Hughes will probably en-
ter 120 yard hurdles; Mooney and
J. Saunders 100 yard dash; Saunders
and James Gualls in the 440 yard
dash; Hughes 220 yard low hurdles;
Owens Mooney Everett Saunders in
the 440 yard relay; Spikes and Saun-
ders in 880 yard run; Owens and
Mooney in the 220 yard dash; Spikes
and Taylor in the mile run; Everett
Saunders Bock and Spikes in the
mile relay; Bock and Hughes in javelin.
Admission will be 15 cents
Girls band of Abilene high school
under the direction of R. C. Bynam
entertained the chapel and radio
audience of ACC Saturday morning
Cornet soloist Barbara Chape was
featured by the organization playing
Their program numbers included
His Honor march; Student Prince
overture by Romberg; and two pieces
sung by the personal of the band
Moonlight and Roses and Shine on
Name and biographical
sketch of Don H. Morris presi-
dent of Abilene Christian col-
lege will be printed in the
1942-43 edition of Who's Who in
America according to the pub-
lishers. A native of DeSoto county
Pres. Morris entered Thorpe
Spring Christian college in 1918
and was graduated from ACC.
After a few years of high
school teaching Morris re-
turned to the college in 1028
as speech and debate instruc-
tor. He became president in
the summer of 1040.
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