The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 78, No. 22, Ed. 1, Wednesday, November 8, 1989 Page: 1 of 6
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Abilene Christian University
Volumo 78 Number 22
"Wednesday November 8 1969
Students organize SADD
By Laura Lyn Baker
Members of Students Against Driving
Drunk discussed the organization's pur-
pose and goals and voted on leadership
positions in their first meeting Thursday
The meeting in the Main Room of the
Campus Center attended by 104 students
was conducted by Amy Halley president
of GATA social club. The women of
GATA initiated the organization of. the .
Halley senior biology major from
Clarksvillc said the chapter's purpose
states: "Our purpose as Students Against
Driving Drunk on ACU's campus shall be
to prevent as much drug and alcohol
related harm to our community as possible
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ACU Jazz Band bassist Steve Ward junior music major from Florence
Ala. plays during a concort for High School Day participants Saturday
night in Moody Coliseum. For more information see story on page 5.
Social clubs adopt needy
By Wendell Edwards
Social clubs recently began a project called
adopt-a-family for needy families in
Abilene said Matt Duncan Inter-Social
Club Council president.
The project which began in October is
designed to help care for families by giv-
ing them financial support said Duncan
senior missions major from Round Rock.
Duncan said the families are referred to
the ISCC by the Meals on Wheels
organization and local churches. Families
fange in .size from one senior citizen to a
family of 1 1 people he said.
Freshmen elect Snead
for treasurer position
Editor In Chief
Holly Snead was elected freshman class
treasurer Tuesday after a run-off with
Snead freshman news-editorial major
frora.Friona said besides fulfilling the
normal roles of a treasurer she plans to
join the other freshman class officers in
achieving the goals they have set for the
"We'te hoping to unite our class and
make a difference at ACU" she said.
Onchundred and five students voted for
Snead In the run-ofT election and 60 stu-
dents voted for Whittington.
Snead received 48 votes Monday in the
original election and Whittington
freshman business administration major
and to help those whose lives have been
changed due to alcohol or drug abuse
through encouragement support or other
The goals of SADD are to help save
people's lives by keeping others from
drinking and driving and to encourage
students to sign a Contract for Life tor
ACU's chapter Halley said.
ACU's SADD chapter's Contract for
Life states those who sign the contract
agree to abstain from the use of alcohol
and other drugs she said. '
The contract also states that if the
undersigned is in a situation where alcohol
andor other drugs are being used he or
she will help those under these influences.
To validate the contract a second party
must witness the signing of the contract
by also signing the contract. This helps
During Wednesday club meetings
members are asked to contribute pocket
change to their family fund Duncan said.
The clubs usually ask the members for a
contribution of 50 cents he said.
The money from each club is deposited
in the ISCC treasury Duncan said. The
clubs are limited to spending S50-S60 on
Dee Ann Comolli ISCC treasurer said
more importance is placed on the needs
rather than the amount given.
"Wc want the emphasis ofFof who gave
what and focus on the needs" said Com-
olli junior food nutrition and dietetics
major from Brownwood.
from Stafford received 25 votes.
Also running were Lynette Uaer public
relations major from Anchorage Alaska
with 1 1 votes; Lisa Bates public relations
major from San Antonio with 21 votes;
Dan Burdette psychology major from
Marble Falls with 23 votes; Gary Collins
criminal justice major from Gresham
Ore. with 4 votes; Chad Stephens biolo-
gy major from Littleton Colo. with 20
votes and Jam! Young telecommunica-
tion major from Newkirk Okla. with 18
The special election was conducted
because the former treasurer Israel Lewis
was forced to resign by Bob Strader
associate dean of students.
Lewis freshman psychology major from
Abilene was caught running through
Nelson Hall Oct. 1 3 he said.
the undersigned to realize the seriousness
of the. promise Halley said.
Leadership positions were discussed and
voted on by majority rule. The organiza
tion decided against having a president
and vice president because these positions
are too political she said.
SADD members voted to have two co-
chairmen a treasurer a secretary a chap
lain and two representatives from each
class of the student body.
The members established committees to
organize projects for students in elemen-
tary school middle school high school
and at ACU. Committees to handle
publicity fund raising and special activi-
ties also were established.
Other decisions made included setting
criteria ftr membership and deciding on
the means of financing the chapter.
McDonald's to give
profits to United Way
The McDonald's restaurant on Judge Ely
Boulevard will donate its total sales from
drive-through customers Wednesday to
the United Way of Abilene said Glenn
Cochran director of public relations for
If the Judge Ely McDonald's breaks its
record of 201 cars through the drive-
through from noon-1 p.m. it will double
its contribution to United Way.
"We're trying to encourage everyone to
come through during 12 to one" said
Tina Kincaid manager of the restaurant.
Kincaid said she suggests customers
have the exact money ready so cars can go
through the drive-through quickly.
Before moving to Abilene Kincaid
worked in the Eastland McDonald's and
'donated money to United Way of Eastland
the same way. She said that restaurant
broke the record two out of the three
times it did the promotion.
Kincaid thinks the Judge Ely
McDonald's can break its record also.
Battle against Alzheimer's
takes life of former dean
Willie Edwina Wilkinson 76 former
dean of women died Sunday of
Alzheimer's Disease at a local nursing
She spent 26 years as a teacher and
counselor in public schools. She was a
professor and dean of women for 14 years
at ACU until her retirement.
Wilkinson was a member of University
Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband Dr.
Harold Wilkinson retired professor of
education at ACU; a" Son Arlan D.
Wilkinson of Decatur Ala.; three
Duncan said he agreed with Comolli.
"This is an important project because
we want people to understand that it's not
our money or the club's money or the
school's money" Duncan said. "It's given
in the name of God.
Duncan said he was approached by
Jane-Ann Nail with the adopt-a-family
idea. Nail junior speech and hearing ther-
apy major from Deer Park said she learn-
ed of the idea from the Milton Jones spr-
ing retreat in Leuders last year.
Nail said Jones told a story of how a
Seattle congregation had an adopt-a-family
project for the needy in its city and she
felt it could be done in Abilene.
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Debbie Bolls left Ceila Danforlh Ron Presloy and Tod Starnos director of
university events right participate In a balloon reloase at the Intramural field
Sunday to kick off KACU-FM's fall pledge drive.
Tiie majority voted that in order to be a
member of SADD a file card with per-
sonal identification such as name and
phone number must be filled out.
Members voted to fund the chapter
through donations from members and also
from businesses in Abilene.
More than 600 notices were sent to stu-
dents informing them of this first meeting
Halley said. She said she was impressed
and excited about the number who attend-
ed. The next SADD meeting will be
Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Room
of the Campus Center.
Halley encouraged the attendees to
bring other students to the next SADD
meeting. She also asked those at the
meeting to encourage their friends to sign
SADD's Contract for Life.
"I think with enough support from the
people in town there's no reason why we
can t" she said.
McDonald's has scheduled extra
employees to handle the anticipated rush
of customers Wednesday Kincaid said.
"United Way's a good cause and they
do an excellent job to distribute the money
they get" she said.
United Way sponsors 19 agcrides In
Abilene including Day Nursery of
Abilene Noah Project Inc. and Big
brothers Dr. Samuel W. Evans of
Chickasha Okla. and Arthur D. Evans
and Gene Evans associate professor of
mathematics both of Abilene.
Memorials may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association of West Central
Texas 1926 Campus Court Abilene
Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Uni-
versity Church of Christ with Drs. Harvie
Pruitt Roycc Money Walter Adams and
Orval Filbeck officiating. Burial was in
Elmwood Memorial Park with Eddie
Sharp and Garvin Bcauchamp officiating.
"April Heltcrbrand Ktty Petty and I
played with the idea and it just expand-
ed" Nail said. "It's an easy way to help a
lot of people and raise the name of Jesus
Nail said she wishes the project would
expand into others helping the needy.
"I picture it to go out of club. Everyone
'can do it from Mabcc first floor to the
band" she said. "We're doing this in the
name of Jesus Christ."
She also said the project "can really
help to equip people on how to minister to
Duncan said he hopes contributions will
be more regular because pledging is over.
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Forensics Team p. 5
The forensics team advances to
semifinals at the Texas Intercollegiate
Forensics Association id Austin.
Lending a Hand p. 3
GATAs and Trojans give up their
Saturday morning to help out a family
Football p. 4
The Wildcats' hopes for a con-
ference championship were taken
away by Texas A&I Saturday.
BEIJING (AP) - Communist lead-
ers met secretly today to endorse a
three-year austerity plan and the
Chinese people were told to brace for
several years of "hard living" as the
country grapples with economic dif-
ficulties. A commentary in the official Beijing
Daily said "only through a few years
of hard work belt-tightening and uni-
ty can we go past this stage and con-
tinue the construction of our socialist
Bush to veto aid
sent to UN agency
WASHINGTON (AP) - A $533
million aid package for Poland and
Hungary agreed to by House and
Senate negotiators includes a separate
E revision President Bush vows to veto
ecause it sends money to the United
Nations' family planning agency.
As they worked through a long list
of disagreements conferees for the
two sides agreed Monday to accept a
Senate provision that reverses a five-
year policy and sends $15 million to
the U.N. Population Fund in fiscal
Bush under pressure from anti-
abortion groups has said he would
veto the $14.4 billion foreign aid bill
if it included money for the Popula-
tion Fund. The agency conducts pro-
grams in China where its opponents
say severe official restrictions on fami-
ly size have led to forced abortions
halts all flights
ORLANDO Fla. (AP) - Cash-
starved Braniff Inc. suspended its 46
daily passenger flights and said the
airline might be sold prompting
anger by employees who stuck with
the carrier through two bankruptcy
In a brief statement issued at mid-
night Monday Braniff said the action
was taken to preserve assets while a
reorganization plan is developed.
No immediate reports of passengers
being stranded were known.
take to the streets
BERLIN (AP) - East Germans
fleeing their homeland crossed into
Bavaria Tuesday at the rate of about
120 an hour after more than half a
million of their compatriots took to
the streets back home in yet another
round of protests.
West German federal border police
said 27000 refugees had arrived by
late this morning in the latest refugee
surge which began early Saturday
when East Germany's Communist
leaders began allowing free exit
Joseph D Pistone will speak to stu-
dents Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Instead of
Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. as stated in the
Optimist Nov. 3. We regret any in-
convenience caused by this error.
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