The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 77, No. 19, Ed. 1, Friday, October 28, 1988 Page: 1 of 14
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ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
ABILENE TX 79699
Candidates hit homestretch In races p. 3A
Wilmeth gives of herself to others p.6B
Basketball coach back in the saddle p. 2Bf
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Volumo 77 Number 19
Prickly Pear Editor
A whirl of aaivities scheduled for
ACU's 1988 Homecoming began
The first staging of the musical
production "Oklahoma!" begun at
8 p.m. Thursday. Other perfor-
mances are scheduled Tor Friday
and Saturday evening at 8 p.m. and
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Homecoming special features in-
clude the 1988 production of
Freshman Follies. The theme for
the musical variety show this year is
"Here There and Everywhere." It
will be produced three times on
both Friday and Saturday. Tickets
are on sale for $4.
The theme of this year's
Homecoming is "Musical Memo
By JONATHAN WITT
Senior Staff Writer
ACU student Druscilla Howell of-
fered a shocking portrayal of James
Edward Clayton in her testimony
"He looked me in the eye and he
said 'I am a killer Dru. I killed
with my bare hands.' He told me he
had been trained to kill" testified
Howell sophomore social work ma-
jor from Lake Jackson.
She said Clayton a former ACU
student had been furious with his
girlfriend the Tuesday of Sept. 15
"He was just talking about how
he was real angry with her because
she was running around with some-
body eke" Howell said.
"He wanted to kill Darlene and
her parents and her dog just
because he was angry.... He asked
me if he could go out in a field and
shoot his gun. He asked me if he
could go out and shoot someone in
Clayton is accused of kidnapping
and murdering Barrett Sept. 18
1987. His capital murder trial
began Monday in the 104th District
Court of Abilene.
Daniel McElroy senior social
work major from Quinlan and
former ACU student David Girdley
testified that they talked to Clayton
Thursday night Sept. 17 1987.
Clayton is accused of murdering
Barrett a few hours later.
McElroy said that after leaving
the ACU library Thursday night
he spoke with Clayton at the in-
tersection of Avenue D and Cedar
Prosecuting attorney Jorge Solis
showed McElroy a picture of Bar-
ren's car and McElory identified it
as the car Clayton was driving that
McElory said Clayton offered to
drive him to Quinlin the next day
because he said he planned to drive
to Sulphur Springs.
Girdley testified that he saw
Clayton at about 11 p.m. Thursday
and talked to him for about five
minutes. Girdley said there was
nothing unusual about Claytons
See Clayton p. 4
Gwinn McCaleb to co-produce 1989
By DONNY VAUGHN
Steve Gwinn and Cara Lee Mc-
Caleb were named co-chairmen of
the 1989 Sing Song production by a
panel of students representing social
clubs and classes.
Although the theme of Sing Song
has not bean announced the tone of
the show has been determined.
t want this vear's show to be
We want mis yeari jmuw w
business management major from
Irving. t . .
"Last year yis had a real quick
Tfevb 6eforc the Wednesday night
rehearsal and it helped out. But this
ries." Homecoming will feature the
musical revue "Musical Magic:
Thirty Years of Homecoming
Musical Memories." This show
scheduled to begin Saturday at
10:30 p.m. at the Abilene Civic
Center will include songs and stars
from every Homecoming musical
since 1958. Tickets for the show are
on sale for $10 and include a
Several guest appearances are
scheduled for the musical revue.
Jane Powell star of the 1954 hit
movie "Seven Brides for Seven
Brothers" will make a special ap-
pearance during the show.
Susan Mansur who attended
ACU for three years in the late
1960's is scheduled to leave her
lead role in the off-Broadway
musical "Steel Magnolias" to sing
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Home on the range
Democratic vlco-presldentlal candidate Lloyd Bontsen speaks to
a group of more than 1000 supporters during a noon rally and
free barbecue lunch at the Lytle Bend Ranch Friday. Bentson at-
tacked Republicans and defended the patriotism of his run-
nlngmate by telling the crowd Dukakis Is strong on defense and
wants to strengthen conventional forces. He also said that
Chorus members to attend
By JILL ATKINS
Former chorus members will meet
for the 22nd annual chorus reunion
Saturdayat 8 a.m. in Moody Col-
iseum. The group will perform in
Chapel Saturday and will par
year 1 want to see us spend some ex
tra time in a aevouonai penuu hi
order to get ourselves focused more
on what this event Is meant to ac-
complish" he sold.
Gwinn said his main goal Is to
bring clubs and classes closer
"There Is a special unity within
the group that cannot be
measured" uwinn iaia. "ine
countless hours each group spends
countless hours oca group spenas
everyone an oppor-
and that Is what Sing Song Is all
McCaleb senior advertising ma-
jor from Abilene said the event has
features whirl of activities
a song from the Homecoming
musical she starred in at ACU
"The Unsinkable Molly Brown."
"Center Stage with Lewis
D For a cornprt t list of
DSm Homecoming Quten nomirwM p. 63
Sm Homtcoming gam preview p. i p
Fulks" celebrating 40 years of the-
ater history will be available for
viewing throughout the weekend
beginning Thursday at 10:30 p.m.
Friday Chapel will officially open
Homecoming weekend. Plans for
Chapel include the introduction of
the 11 Homecoming Queen
ticipate in the A Cappella concert
after Chapel said Dewby Ray
coordinator of alumni and parent
All former chorus members are
invited to attend the reunion and
perform said Pam Green secretary
of alumni relations.
a special place in her heart.
"I've always loved Sing Song"
McCaleb said. "Ever since fve
been in school here I've wanted to
McCaleb said she feels Sing Song
has a positive affect on everyone In-
volved. "I think It Is great because
whether you're In a club produc
tion a class production or even on
the tech crew everyone teems to be
me icen crew everyone ku w uc
working for one thing - to become
Both Gwinn and McCaleb served
as house managers on last year a
Sing Song committee.
The dates for Sing Song are Feb.
In Two Sections
nominees and a performance by
Reflections one of ACU's musical
Friday's Homecoming activities
v f.v y
will include the annual alumni golf
and tennis tournaments as well os
the induction of six alumni into the
ACU Sports Hall of Fame at 6 p.m.
Social clubs are scheduled to set
up displays Friday morning in the
mall area; the displays will be
judged Friday afternoon. Each club
Dukakis believes in beefing up the college loan program. He said
the Massachusetts governor believes going to college should be
a right of students not a prlvaledge. The Texas senator made
several appearances throughout the state during the past week
as part of his election campaign. Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday
Nov. 8 for local state and national elections.
Alumnus Ken Helterbrand
choral society president from
Oklahoma City will direct the
The alumni chorus will perform
two selections in Chapel Saturday
which begins at 9:30 a.m. in Moody
Coliseum. The Chapel selections
17-18 according to the University
Dr. Ted Starnes director of Uni-
versity Events said auditions for
hosts and hostesses will be con-
ducted Nov. 11.
Sing Song is produced annually
by the students. The show consists
of four-minute performances by
each social qlub and etch class. Stu-
dents who serve at hostt for the
thow perform musical numbers be
A panel of judges rates the per-
formances on originality costume
and vocals Overall winners will be
chosen for the women's division
men's division and class division.
chose from a list of musicals that
have been performed for Homecom-
ing and plan to build their displays
to represent the theme they
The winners of the display con-
test will be announced at the foot-
ball game against East Texas State
University Saturday at 2 p.m. at
Shotwell Stadium. Pre-game activi-
ties are scheduled to begin at 1:30
Saturday's activities begin with a
variety of breakfasts receptions and
coffees for social clubs parents and
The annual Homecoming Chapel
will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in
Moody Coliseum. In keeping with
tradition members of the 25th year
graduating class will lead the devo-
tional said Jim Ravanelli director
are "Fairest Lord Jesus" and "On
Zion's Glorious Summit" Ray said.
The alumni chorus will perform
with A Cappella in Cullen
Auditorium after Chapel Ray said.
They will also perform two selec-
tions by themselves in the concert
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Friday October 28 1988
of alumni relations.
Lewis Knight president of the
Alumni Association will preside as
the class of 1963 leads the devo-
tional. Also the Alumni Chorus
will perform. Approximately 75
members of past musical groups at
ACU will perform two songs.
Homecoming co-chairmen Julie
Wilburn senior finance major from
Canadian and David Goodrum
senior finance major from
Kingwood will be honored.
Also the Coming Home Court
will be presented. Nine women are
scheduled to return and the 1978
Homecoming Queen Susa Hooten
Brownlee will be recognised. The
1988 Homecoming QuteaTwaiJaces
will be presented. "' ""'
See Homecoming p. 4
KUF-TV7 ACU's broadcast sta-
tion will begin broadcasting at 11
a.m. Saturday when Dr. William J.
Teague officially signs on.
KUF-TV7 is a broadcast station
owned by ACU and the Abilene In-
dependent School District. It will
broadcast the Learning Station net-
work seven days a week from 5 a.m.
to 1 p.m. said Dr. Larry Bradshaw
general manager of KUF-TV7.
United Cable will pay half the
cost for the Learning Station Nct':
work Bradshaw said.
KUF-TV7 is located on Channel
7 or on Channel 30 on United
Cable. KUF-TV7 is a low power
television station so outside anten-
nas needed to get good reception
A reception will be conducted
Saturday at 10:45 a.m. Bradshaw
will give a welcome speech to guests
of the studio and will explain the
Learning Station. The studio au-
dience will also hear from Dr.
Charles Hundley superintendent of
AISD and Janae Jufler marketing
director of United Cable Bradshaw
At 10:59 a.m. Dr. Teague will
turn on the transmitter and broad-
casting will begin Bradshaw said.
Building and remodeling the sta-
tion cost about $94000. The
operating budget is now $40000 a
.year. Within two or three years the
station hopes to subsidize this
budget with advertising Bradshaw
The station will have one full-
time operation director Kevin
Dunn. Students will do all the other
work Bradshaw said.
Since most of the programs are
received by satellite full-time
monitoring is not necessary. The
station is required by the Federal
Communications Commission to
monitor the system every hour or
so Bradshaw sold.
In the future the station would
like to add amplifiers to send signals
farther. Presently the signal is
directed toward Abilene High
School so reception is not good on
the north or cast side of town Brad-
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