Prickly Pear, Yearbook of Abilene Christian College, 1916 Page: 15
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Birds-Eye View of A. C. C. Faculty
Not boasting of our treasures rare Incarnate, prompt for every need, But t'is no use since what is true
Although we have a perfect right Unequaled by the prophets old Of one is just as true of all.
Not bouyed with pride by what we have Is wisdom brought to us, indeed,
And hopes that are so near in sight- In Miss Wagstaff, as good as gold. We have assistants here of note.
For pride is sent to search the way Miss Philpott's neither least nor last.
For many an overthrow's entry- Miss Walker deals in ways most kind That she can ably row her boat
Casting apologies away With all whom she can trust for Is shown by deeds that deck her past
We introduce our faculty. aught. Another worthy of our trust,
Her industry and honest mind Subjective not to outward show
To Brother Sewell is approbation Has many a useful lesson taught. Is Mr. C'oons, who with us must
Who oft has worldly gains denied, Miss Adams, master of her art, The sports of coonhood all forego.
He's gladly held in commendation, By practice and by skill combined.
Worthy ment in him confide. Instills within her students heart The third, a sage and clown, no doubt,
By genius fitted for the place, A love for life of higher kind. Combined, by name is Vincent Sikes.
Experience coming to his aid, Like most young men just starting out
With tact to cope with any face Miss Sikes deserves a place of note He's partial to his favorite likes.
His glorious deeds will never fade. As her good standing would imply His elder kinsman known as Claud
Her students never find a mote Whose speech some clownish tints
Our Dean is known afar by name; To pluck from out her single eye. attend,
Another's loss our gain supplies; Miss Speck is held in like esteem Bears by nature a knowledge broad
He's wooed by schools much higher in By every pupil in her care In him both youth and age contend.
fame; She's teaching each, as it may seem,
For such as he our nation cries. While young, for higher things pre- Coach Allison is on the job
Moved by his devotion true, pare. To greet the world, let come what
The student, filled with good intent, may,
With will to bid the old adieu, Miss Phillips is our joy. In her With smiles to wilt the foulest sob
Reforms his life, the twig is bent. Is every womanly quality. And drive the gathering clouds away.
No virtue is denied in her, Walter Sikes is much annoyed
The praise to Mrs. Sewell ascribed The essence of morality. By work that oft on him descends.
Cannot be measured by her dues; 'Bout these we might things yet con- He does what other men avoid
Our gratitude is not expressedstrue
Our gratitude is not expressed strue And works up all the odds and ends.
By words that are so often used. That would attentive souls enthrall. -IRA PULLEN.
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