Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 22
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22 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Under proper restraint, the association of boys and girls, young
men and young women, is most helpful and valuable. It develops the
finer graces in social life and gives ease, dignity, confidence and naturalness.
Each exercises a restraining, refining, and ennobling influence
over the other. They are not permitted to board in the same
houses, and social intercourse is permitted only on occasions provided
for that purpose. The boys and girls meet only in the class rooms, in
the chapel, and in the literary societies, and always under the supervision
of a member of the faculty.
ARE YOU WANTED?
It would be ideal if a school could be found in which there were
no sports, dudes, idlers, shallow-brains, busy-bodies in everything except
that for which they were sent to school. We are anxious to help;
but if you are "going off to school" to see how much of the "old man's
money" you can spend; or if you think you must slip out at night and
see how many foul things you can learn; or if you think a little learning
a dangerous thing, and are going to fight against getting any at
all; or if your shoes are too highly polished to put under a study table,
your hair too well combed to run your fingers through, your trousers
too well pressed to sit any place except in the parlor; or if you have
too many suits to stay in your room, please allow us to save you time,
money and embarrassment. A. C. C. has no place for you, and will not
suffer the student body to associate with you. Experience has taught
us that we can do such students no good. We are not opposed to
students looking neat, clean, and tidy. Taste and common sense are
encouraged in dress.
Read the foregoing paragraph over again and if you decide it fits
you and you intend to continue with your present outlook upon life,
please do not come; but if you are a common, ordinary boy or girlone
who is too busy to do anything except your duty, come on. The
world is looking for you.
THE OTHER SIDE
While the primary object of our school is work, and to teach others
to work, we are very anxious not to make "Jack a dull boy." In keeping
with this desire, we have arranged certain times for relaxation
and recreation; times for pleasure and pastime; and even times for
frolic and fun. The opening days are always times of happiness. From
these days on, the various programs, games, picnics, with chicken
roast and the occasional reception, remain as some of the most pleasant
memories of school life. It is our purpose to make the entire
year a pleasure, and to the happy, purposeful student, when the
proper time comes, there will be no fun like work.
Training of the proper sort reaches the hand, the head, and the
heart. A mind that is properly cultivated will safeguard the individual,
the home, the state, and the church. Any training that does not
help one to live more completely is poor training. As a school, we are
constantly concerned more in the interests we awaken than in the in
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921, book, June 1920; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45935/m1/24/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.