The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 1, Ed. 1, Monday, November 17, 1919 Page: 1 of 4
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Abilene Christian CoHegf
Oh there is need that on
men's hearts should fall a
Spirit that can sympathize
All the Past and Time re
veals a bridal dawn of thun-
der fit alswhenevct Thought
hath wedded Fact.
ABILENE TAYLOR COUNTY TEXAS MONDAY NOV. 17 1919
DEFEATED HERE BY
A G. G. ELEVEN
Our Boys Itoll up'jn Good Score Over
Tho Abllono Christian Collego ol ov-
en defeated tho Dnnlol Baker olovon
horo Saturday Nocombor tho 2nd by
a scoro of 21 to 7. Much interest was
manifested in tho gamo as it was tho
second of n sorios between Danlol
Baker and (ho local boys tho other bo-
Ing won last Saturday by Daniel Bak-
er by a Bcoro of 13 to 7. Tho local
boys went into tho gamo with a de-
termination to oven up with tho
The gamo opened with A. C. 0. re-
ceiving tho ball. Thoy wore making
substantial gains when Lankford of
Daniel Baker intercepted a forward
past; and ran -10 yards for a touch
down. A. C. C. was unablo to scoro
in tho first quartor. Noar tho end of
tho second quartor 0. Jones ran 40
ynrds around left for A. C. C.'s first
touchdown. S. Jones kicked goal ty-
ing tho score.
The Bccond half opened with Danlol
Baker receiving. Thoy returned 10
yards but woro unable to mako any
substantial galnB. Tho ball went to
A. C. C. and thoy drovo through tho
lino until within 30 yards of tho goal
when Wulkor succeeded In completing
"a" forward pass which netted tho lo-
cal boys 20 yards. "Walker then
plunged through tho line for a touch-
yards and tho touch! -mk was not
"counlou. A. C. C. igoin pluhgod
through tho lino until within 3 yards
of the goal and wero galn penalized
10 yards. 0. Jones ma le an end run.
scoring a touchdown. '. Jonos again
kicked goal. On kick ng off Jones
kicked tho ball so far in .0 Daniel Bak-
er's territory that theyi wero stopped
on A. C. C.'s 20 yard lin. Falling to
mako tho required 10 yards It. 'our
downs they forfeited tho ball to A.
C. C. and 0. Jones fan 20 yards
around left end for a touchdown S.
Jones kicked goal.
All tho boys showed flno form and
tho lino was almost improgablo. Th3
Now Mexico trio starred O. Jonos
making all tho touchdowns S. Jonos
making tolling line plunges and kick-
ing goals and Wulkor making good
on forward passes. Tho lino up:
Daniel Baker A. C. C.
White Full Back Arledgo
Dobhs Halt Back S. Jones
Johnson Halt Back 0. Jonos
Lankford Quartor Boono
Prentiss Center Shopard
Hart Guards Kttor
James Guards Cottman
Blair Tacklo Loy
Stewart Tacklo IIowoll
Taylor End Walker
Wilkinson End Wright
A LETTISH FK03I HOME
There's naught Itko a letter from folks
back at homo
To make any fellow feel fine
For then he forgets all bis worries and
And my! how his eyes flash and
.... . .. A
Ho reads it oer once and then onco
And every moment ho smiles
And gives a glad laugh and then dances
And feels ho could run a faw mllos.
So write him a letter and make his
No tonic Is better than this;
And bo you acquaintance or dearest of
Please help fill bis heart with this
A Most Delightful Evening Is Spent
In tho College Auditor-
ium Oct. 81
Attend Attond Frlonds
Lond nn ear:
Tho witches uro back:
Thoy'vo all como hero.
They burled them deep
But thoy won't keep still on all
When the wind blow chill
They'll meet you here at tho hour
Como sco queer things and learn
This Invitation was received by nil
Hardlngs and mombers of tho faculty
to bo present at a masquerade party
given by tho Zollners on Hallow'eon
At 8:00 o'clock tho ghosts and witch
es gathered in front of Daisy Hall
and at tho clang of tho boll thoy
marched to tho bon tiro.
Tho march was directed by hideous
witchor ho with their long utrlngy
hair and riding on their brooms fol-
lowed by tho long row of ghosts mado
a vory wolrd scono.
Aftor marching around tho bon.
tiros awhllo tho old witches scream
ing and shrioklng beckoned us to
come to tho administration building.
. At tho entrauco was nothing but
V . . ..
darkness glided mysterious . figures
who dlrectccruB flown a narrow utMi-
coso. Tho first sight wo Wield was n
coffin and lox tho corvso was in thorol
.Fcict hearten wo wero then directed
to tho "Under-World". Horo wo woro
Introduced to tho DotII tho Kaisor
tho Dovils wife tho Wild man and tho
After being dlrectod by tho Devils
wito o all parts of Hades wo climbed
a narrow stalr-caBe. As wo looked
into Uio dtstanco wo could seo twink-
ling candle lights and whlto tomb-
stones as Wo walked through the
grave yard somothing crushed with
ovcry stop as though wo woro grinding
bones under our feet.
Wo next visited tho Spoclmon room
which was qulto comploto.demonstrat-
lng "How a cat can scratch" tho parts
of a cat oyo etc.
By this timo wo woro tired and
thirsty and our guidos noticing our
woarlnoss took us to the beverago
room whero a delicious boverago ot
hot chocolato mixed with qulnlno was
Still led by tho mysterious figures
wo came to a dark room lighted by
candles and decorated with twigs and
small booths it was called "Giggling
Alley." Horo wo woro intraducod to
tho "Two Strong mon from Barneo."
"Tho King ot tho Movies" and "A. C. C.
Noxt wo visited tho trick room
whero numorous pranks wero played.
From hero we were directed to tho
mystery room and then through a nar-
row dark holl into the Amuaemout
room where tho "Magic Pumpkin"
"Whool of Fortune" and ndvertlso-
monts for matrimony wero tho chief
One room was decorated as a wit-
ch's den and tho old witch was tell
ing fortunes. Wo were noxt ushered
into the selectlvo room. Hero tho
Blanks for matrimony were filled out
to see if wo wero fit n-bjocts for ma-
trimony. Wc were then told to visit the Ma-
trimony room whero we wero either
wedded or doomed to be an old maid
or an old bachelor
Tbon the couples were lod to the
Tho A. Club to Publish n Journal ot
Ileal Literary Merit Each
Anothor nvldonco that Abllono Chris-
tian Collego is fast stepping into the
rank of tho very best educational Insti-
tutions in tho Southland Is seen In tho
fact that another college publication Is
to bo added to tho list now composed ot a
wookly paper a monthly bulletin and
a high class annual. This Is to bo a
journal which will bo published each
term beginning with tho present one
and which will bo from tho vlow-polnt
of literary morit of a higher class
than any ot tho other publications.
This periodical whoso tltlo has not
yet boon mado known will bo edited by
tho mombers of tho A Club. This nlono
la enough to assuro us that it will bo
ot nn unusually high class. In addi-
tion to giving tho activities in which
tho A Club is especially interested and
tho nows of special lntorcst to present
and prospective members of tho club
tho journal will contain tho literary
gems of collego production. It is ox-
pected that it will icach every A Club
mombor both in school and out and
nlso tho members of the present student-body.
In addition to this It will
likely reach every collcgo library in
tho Stato and somo In other states.
Thus it will bo n medium for giving out
tq t'.i Juc?tfcmal world tho ideals of
AblloM Christian Collego In a literary
I'" I fl 1 "nil ii 'ij ) a in i ii ipMii
torm Jt is hoped that If will servo I
a80 tQ Btlmumlo Wf0lt tho J
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Club an organization which
thoso IdeaU in a special wn
" ri? ft
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If you arj nnjlous ta rj;
ry promiP" -KJhr
wo llvo lice la V C
thing that will bo iccepru
cation In tills journal. This i 'y be a
long stop In tho direction of admission
to membership of tho club. Pooms ac-
counts ot Interesting events in our col
lego ltto uhort stories with emphaslr
on tin "short" nnd other such compo-
sitions will bo considered by tho staff.
For tho first stnft tho following elec-
tions aro announced:
Edltar-in-Chlof Waltor W. Slkes.
Assistant Editor Russell Martin.
Business Manager S. Vernon Mc-
Assistant Business Manager Weldon
Tho first number will bo issued Just
liotoro tho holidays; and wo look for-
word to this with great Interest.
Eastland County Has the Pep
Tho Eastland County spirit is "over
flowing" in Abllono Christian Collego.
Tho students ot Eastland County met
Oct. 29 1919 and organized a Club.
Majorla Nell Echols ot Gorman was
elected President. Mary Potty ot East-
land Vice Prosldent. Emmott Boyd ot
Rangon secrotary. Tho aim "and
mottp'Uhis Club is "Wo Climb On".
The yVlt ot Eastland Co. will not
only ' manifested in A. C. 0. but wo
aro p'lng to let tho pooplo ot our
count) about Abllono Christian Col-
Would you glvo as much as J1.50 to
tee ArulV. &ve & weouiy paperi men
ten' &our subscription
() and unmasiced. this was very
air Hiug as someicoupies naa gone
the ontlre rounds without recognizing
We were taken .into the reading
room whero a delightful salad course
with sandwiches vas served.
After a tow minutes of Boclal hour
the hour being late everyone went
homo. All declaring they had spent
a moBt dollghtful evening.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Signing of Armistice
Faculty Dismissed Classes for new
Holiday. "Victory Luncheon"
Attraction of the Day.
Every ono who wob on tho campus
on tho eleventh of November last well
romombers tho out-burst of Joy and
onthuslaBm which accompalned tho
nows that fighting had ceased and tho
great war was virtually over. Nono
doubted that that day would bo placed
on equality it indeed not above our
great national holiday tho Fourth of
On last Tuesday tho first annlvors-
nry of this momoroblo ovent Abllono
Christian Collego remembered this
occasion. For days before ono could
detect an unusual stirring nnd socrot
planning. This becamo moro public
whon on Saturday betoro tho faculty
and wives received an invitation to tho
"Victory Luncheon" in tho dining
room of Daisy Hall.
M twelvo-thlrty on Tuesday tho an
nouncement was mado that all would
be c3cortcd through tho dining hall to
vew tho nino tables set for tho lunch-
con. Than following tho . leadors
mother nnd Sister Sewoll tho faculty
- nil I l l l i i i
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going muorc tn0 long lino ot mora
r I whl(
thnnqfioj!U8are.dHt!Hlogts nndJmQrrcl0fr-0f anjinusuaUwicta.jrhQBiem-
bora of tho faculty moandered in an
orderly way through tho mazo ot
boautltully decorated tables.
Filled with admiration and touched
by tho lmpresslvenesa of tho situa-
tion tho crowd although ovlnclng joy
nnd gratitude with a qulctnoss that
spoko ot an appreciation of the signi-
ficance of tho ovent passed tho tables
each ot which was decorated in fit
representation ot somo ono of tho Al-
lies and at the head ot which stood
a couplo in costumo of that nation.
Here were mingled tho tricolor of
Franco tho Union Jack Tho Rising
Sun of Japan tho Black Dragon of
China Italy's Shlold of Savoy with
the Stars and Stripes ot Amorlca.
With Undo Sam and Columbia stood
tho Tommlo and the Pollu. Tho flow-
ing robes and brilliant colors ot Jap-
anese girls wero no loss in ovldonco
than the yollow and black of Chlneso
Whon this was finished and places
wero found wc Joined in thanksgiv-
ing for tho many blosslngs ot tho day
and led by Miss Phillips sang with in-
creased appreciation "The Star
Then we looked to our monu cards
oft which was tho following:
Chlneso Soup Cuban Waters
Americau Fried Chicken Canadian
English Peas Irish Potato Chips
Japanoso Tea Belgian Rolls
Salad a la Franco
Brazilian Bon Bona
During tho courso of the luncheon
Brother Sewell as master of ceremon-
ies called for a response to tho toast
"Our Boys Who Returned" to which
Sewoll Jones responded with a beau
tiful tribute to those who mado the
day possible mentioning particularly
our own fellows especially tho two
over-sea men who wero present. Hdw-
ard Nolos and Vincent Slkes. Appro
prlately following this Waltor W
Sikes responded to the toast "The
Boys Who Never Came Back." Special
mention was made of the three A. C.
C. boys who aro roprosonted on our
sorvico flag by gold stars Nail
ChIldor3 Jnspor Miller and D. L.
Of tho othor toasts ono by Mr.
Mooro Lynn a guest of Miss Grlfflo
Watson and a "Y" man at tho front
during tho wnr voiced tho sentiment
that should fill nvory American that
"wo hovo tho greatest nation on
carm." Vincent SlKes responded to a
popular request nnd told us that ot
many things that helped him as ho
served at tho front was tho constant
assurance that A. C. C. was behind
him nnd all ot hor boys "over thoro"
with hor prayers and good will.
After tho Luncheon.
It had been rumored that two sur-
prises were in storo for us after tho
luncheon. Wo soon discovered that
tho first was an ovonlng at tho theater
After enjoying tho relaxation nml
recreation of seeing a good picturof"
tho crowd strolled back to tho com-.
rms for tho second of tho surprises
which provod to be a tacult
hers of the faculty not only sav them
selves as others seo thorn; but thoy
flaw themselves as thoy wero jcon be
toro receiving tho polish and culturo
which now gives them tholr dignity
and honor whon they attended tho old
"dpbtrlck skulo" and woro tho g'.rla
braided hair and red bows tho boys
striped over-alls and bluo shirts
After this hour of "sldo-massaglng"
laughter wo joined voices and spirits
in a sing-song led by W. H. Free nnd
sung again tho songs that moved a na-
tion in timo ot war such as "Thoro'o
u Long Long Trail Awlndlng" "Keep
tho Homo FIros Buring" "Over There"
and others which will always bo dear
to tho hearts of truo Americans.
HERE NEXT WEEK
Tho Wells Entertainers to Render
Program In the Auditorium on
tho Evening of November
To tho many who attended tho first
numbor ot tho lycoum courso ottered
horo this season tho announcement
that tho second number Is to appear
hero on next Thursday evening will
como with much pleasure Although
tho first company The Southorn Mu-
sicians ls .a larger organization than
tho next one tho management ot tho.
course assures every ono that thoro.
will bo an entortainment worth twico
tho price at which it is offered whoa
tho Wells Entortainors glvo us tho see
ond attraction ot tho courso and that
it will bo at least equal in morit to
tho splendid program given by tho
This company Is composed of Mr.
and Mrs. Glenn Wells eaclj ot whom
has boon on the stage for more than
ten years. In fact they met each oth-
er on the stago courted on tho stago
married on the stage and are romaln-
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