The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 3, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 4, 1919 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE TAYLOR COUNTY TEXAS THURSDAY DEC. 4 1911)
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GRADED A PLUS
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Commutes on Clnsslfleat'on Places
A C. C. In the Class of Instltu.
tlons of tho Highest Rank In
. Although thoso who havo known tho
conditions havo folt absolutely cortaln
that Abilene Christian Collego would
receive recognition a a full collego
still tho following official announce
triciit wheh c'nmo to Drd. Sowell a fo'w
days past is another piece of ovldonco
to tho "e'vorywhero obvious fact 'that
A. C. C. is fast coming Into her own In
tho educational world:
Austin Tax. Nov. 2l 1910.
President J. P. Sowell
Abilene Christian College
I havo tho pleasure In advising you
that at a mooting last week of tho
Classification Committco of tho Asso-
ciaiion ot Toxns uouckcs. ADlieno
t a M.aa . 1.
Christian Collogo was given A plus
classification us a collogo. I congratu.
laio you on mo progress you navo
made and wish for you Increasing sue
cess in tho future.
Very cordially yours
(Signed) E. J. MATHEWS.
This letter means that at this time
oven in her first year as a full col-
lege a thing which could scarcely bo
expected so soon Abtleno Christian
Collego is placed in tho same class
with tho older Institutions of the state.
Our work Is fully recognlznd m4 ci4.'
ueu oy au omer institutions kmi-
cr learning In tho State.
If you are unawaro of tho -fact that
there is coming into exlstonco by rapid
strides ono of tho greatest educational
institutions In tho Southland you have
not yet learned It all you will be sud-
denly awakened to this realization at
an early dato unless you are undergo-
ing a coma. If you are asleep to this
fact wake up. Something Is going to
happen soon which you will always
regret having missed.
Keep your oyea on. A. C.. ?. -.
"Give us room and watch us grow."
The students of A. C. C. havo for a
motto: "Wo never let our books In.
terfero with our pleasures" Somo of
tho teachers indorse the motto so long
as It Is not his particular subject we
neglect. Tho Flno Arts teachers come
often to' our rescue. When we aro
tired and want a chango Miss Phillips
will sing for us. It has long slnco
been'needloss to say we enjoy It.
Last Saturday we went in for chapel
tho stage had' put on a new appear
anco. Every one was asking tho ques-
tion "What Is on for this morning 7
It was announced that the expression
claBs had an lntertalnment for us.
Therewero readings given and a short
play. It wo received any practical
bonefit from the play It was that
babies and dogs should never he car-
ried In baskets they might get
mixed. Miss Watson and some of her
class aro often seen or rather hoard
practicing a play. Wo are sure to en-
joy it before Christmas howevor If
It Is not staged before exams they
may have a blank audience so far as
the students are concerned.. Now it
tho teachers havo graded our papers
their storo of knowledge will be In-
creased a hundredfold.
Our music department continues to
grow. Jt Is often tj'mep J?rd to con-
centrate on Math Education French
etc i whoa from music rooms strains
of the violin piano or a yocal solo
stream In. Practically every after-
noon after 3:30 there Is either band
or orchestra practice. We have come
to expect orchestra mustd" oni ever
special occasion and sometimes they
Ono of tho best and moct highly Brothor Ell d. Jelly for many years
appreciated accomplishments of tho a missionary to India preached for tho
Harding Society this year was tho ren- church mooting at tho Collogo Chnpel
dltlon of a program In tho auditorium on tho fourth Sunday arid at tho South-
on tho evening of November 27 Tho sldo church at night. Ho met prlvatoly
prog'ranj'Hyvii' ilia -spirit df thanks- a class of thosd especially Interested In
giving and ''included members of all mission work and spent an hour In tell
agon from th0 tiny totBof tho primary lng of tho conditions where ho has
Grades W tho nluranf of tho colleco.. labored.
Whllo tho lnclomonoy of thowoather
prevented a large attondanco and
necessitated tlio omission pf.somo of
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tho numbers the program as rendered lng around to various churches as a
was far abovo tho ordinary society of- mossengor of this church to stir up In.
forts andUsuch as every ono desires .to terest In doing mission work" as Indl-'tho initial game of the series and It Ul qlub BUCceedM n ralslngjtho
see rfepqated. ; ... vdual "". Tho "living link" Idea ' proved to bo ouo of tho most u most nonej; wpu'd be permUtod
This society Is very enthusiastic In is flno and It is. planned. by the church. nnd iotiy contested uamo.1 over riaeed mm park wl'0n Purcbn8e(l overy
Its w3rk' this year nnd on this event at the Collego Chapel to put up a serv-' on our C0Jrt i cub has bcPn buBy among Its mom-
had occasion to presont Bomo of Its lco flnsr. evontunllv. with nt innat thrnn I ' ..... .. IboraandamonKfthooommunltvwhip.h
ba4 occasion to presont Bomo of Its
lnte'y acquired talent to tho public
31nny of tho most talented of Its form-
At Yj fttn tl Ml A Vt1A Mil I Tfn A 1
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. they succeeded In capturing somo of
I tho DCBt material to be found among
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had a large share in the program and It
s no longer to bo doubted that the
Hardlngs are going to do somo credit -
ablo work this year.
As a sequel to the splendid numbers
that preceded It and as somewhat of a
surprise to many tho closing number
was rendered by tho Harding Orches-
iuu Ul lu iuuDuio um uuv
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- Many of tho ntttnbers'mlght be spolc-
on of at length but we can not speak
of each separately however you may
Know oi tne axisienco or sucnaa or- daughter nearly
faweatipfl aad tfietbree njwiMrs glv- fer-soblldren iu-
H by. ima .wa aeatewiuit ef:a:rT8te-; farmer. The'
Judge the character of tho production lng himself as ono of thorn so as bot-
from the following program: (ter to reach them. Ho referred to
Accompanist Miss Malono. Jesus and his converts In India.
The Inqutstlvo Children Sixteen Thero are perhaps two thousand
Little Fojks f converts In India scattored through
Trio Flutos of Autumn Rolfsen ' forty or fifty villages who owo their
Misses Gladys Arlcdgo Inez Norton
Mr. B. U. Baldwin.
Thanksglylng Dinner on the Wing
Anon Miss Eula Kirtley
Quartott The Trumpet Call of God
Fillmore Messrs. P. C. Witt J. B.
Hoffman B. u. Baldwin L. E. Car-
The Romanco of a Busy Broker O
Henry Miss Inoz Norton.
Violin Duet The Sunshlno of Your
Smile Cook Missos Beulah Ross important matter? Write A. B. LIps-
Julla Ross. I comb Nashville Tenn. about it. He
Qunrtett Sing Praises Unto tho Lord
PikeMra. Milton firfltiflll. Mian Tnn
Pike Mrs. Milton Cranflll Miss Inez
Norton; Messrs. Paul Witt B. U
Baldwin. . ' ' t i
Courtship ot Miles Standlsh Prls-
cllla Miss Luctle Walls John Alden
Mr. Clalrborne Harvey.
favor Just .the students. We aro sure
our orchestra would comparo favora-
bly with that of any school In tho
state. The Choral Club has begun
practice. They are not ready for ap-
pearanco yet bub we hope they will
Wo hear very little about tho Art
Class but tholr work is to be peon
not heard. No doubt many anothor
"Daisy1' home will be made brighter
by their work.
Tho students should appreciate tho
opportunity offered in socioty devel-
oping. Tho Fine Arts students may
appear there and in so doing be bet-
tor .prepared (or public rpgrams. The
Hardlngs entertained Thanksgiving
ovening with an Interesting rogratn
tnost pf. which came under tho direc
tion ot the Fine Arts faculty They
students appreciated the program for
two reasons It gave occasion for the
rules to be off aid for the' entertain.
niep.VJB.offpred . ( . :'-
A church in Nashville has assumed
tho entire support and oversight' of
Drother Jelly in his work. Ho Is coJi.i!...!... ..... ..
ice flag evontuallywlth at least threo
tars In It ono for the local ovangollst
ono for a missionary In our country nnd
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one iur u iureien worKer. uretnron
Incent McCalob and Jelly nnd others
ns well havo for some tlmo been urg-
ing ims Kina oi wont on mo cnurcues
both personally and through tho pa-
1 Drother Jolly reports twelve work-
ors for whom ho has raised support
from tho various churches where he
has gone. This Is counted at ten dol -
inrs a month. Brothor Jelly says ho
can llvo on fifty dollars a month. Ho
nas soverai cniiaron 100. ho leic a
iBdli wlthan.&glWi'Hardln rd am nm ..
ether .two .children are
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Bl layiOD -UfllB WUB 'IflOtT.
: mother. la his work with
whb compose n large tiart '
000000 "untouchables" In India Broth-
or Jelly advocates and practices mafc
'salvation to the work initiated by this
brother. He says the Christian chll-
dren are not given fair show by their-
teachers who ordinarily aro of a pro-
fessedly higher caste. For two hun-
dred dollars Brother Jelly offered to
got any church a deed to a school
building there and for fifteen or twenty
.dollars a month to put a Christian
teacher in charge. Whoro Is the
church to take up this superlatively
rwn "rough tho Russell Street Church
' Pt Ono in touch With the real Bltua-
All mombors of tho church should
by tongue and pen put conditions bo.
fore tho churches and try more and
more to get them to do definite work
through definite workers and not let
just a few individuals do all that Is
done in raising and forwarding funds.
This letter work is laudable and in
corporation of churches may be nee
essary in beginning and carrying on
mission work but churches should all
bo doing definite work of their own
directly. Individual canvass ot most
congregations will usually put result
in a fund monthly largo enough for a
worker and the fund can be sont di
rectly and reported to the church and
papers. Reports seem necessary to
avoid duplicate giving "robbing Peter
to pay Paul." There is room for some
coustructlvo remarks on missions. De-
structive criticism does llttlo real
service in any field.
"Lord who will got Lord send
mo." No church is entitled to be called
"loyal" 'It it is not Bonding to missions.
Eva 'iLtstoal I think I hear an air.
..TreSr-No thatisn't an airplane
thaV". Leonard Watson eating his
soup" And it was.
Subscriptions to Athletic
Funds Total $2500:00
Latest Report Shows A Club Leading
With West Texas Club Second:!
THE ZELLNER GIRLS WIN. I Tho first weeklyTeporfof the'va-
TnnHinv nttrZriu .. Jrlous teams and clubs that have been
Zollnor drip mnt fnr tunt ... 7. '
Dviv.im.j uutmci uuu guiiiu oi mo season.
'Each team had been practician for
' nnin Hm m t .i-.i- .t ..
. wmw iiiuv IT 111 u UULU1U1U1UL1UI1 LI1 W1IL
p'gyi(l j for ln .' '". . ..' ti".?)11 represents getthig subscriptions fo
W drls nlnvW fnr ti.o .. n.nt
inr intr thn fif inir h rn
' seemed to show some r.uporlor team
WOrk but tho Hardlmrs Dl-wed excellent
ball. Tho guards of both teamn tUA
somo splendid work as Is shown by tho
rolatlvely BmaU BCOro Est0fJ
' fr fioi.i i. . .
two free goals while Patrick throw
one f0id goai parrar throw two field
' c0niB i rna .... u
I From tho opening of tho second half
to tho close of tho gamo thn Zellnora
"tatm.! m .i.i- i.a .1 .-.
1 T "" om.u nn WTlli"
coedod in getting one field goal. Coop-
or threw it during the first fivo min-
utes of the second half of tho gamo.
Th gamo was so hard fought nnd
fast and tho players so well matched
that it would be doing an injustico to
try to pick out any intvtual stars
Every player did somo good work.
C. Travis Right Guard Myatt
Pratt Left Guard Wilson
Mathls Jumping Center Smith
B. Travis Running Center Jones
Patrick Right Forward Farrar
Estes Left Forward Cooper
Substitutions: Zellners McLeod for
O. Travis Mathis going to right guard
and McLoed to center.
Referee S V. McCasland.
Umpire 8. Jones.
CROSBY COUNTY CLUB.
On November 26th all the students
from Crosby county mot and organized
a "Crosby County Club" and tho fol-
lowing officers wero elected: Presi-
dent Bettyo Travis; Vice-President'
Katie Reagan; Secretary and Treas
urer Myrtlo Mathls; Editor Connie
Fayo Travis. The motto selected was
"Over tho Top for Crosby County
Colors gold and green; flowor
Tho purposo ot this club is to boost
Crosby County. Three of our girls
have the honor of being on the Zell.
nor Basketball team. The members
aro: Sue Morrison Myrtle Mathls
Nina and Leora Stogner Bottyo and
Connie Travis Vera Graves and Katie
RECIPE FOR SCANDAL.
Take a grain ot falsehood a hand-
ful ot run-a-bout tho same quantity of
llmbertongue six sprigs of backbite
and a spoonful of don'Uyou-tell-It
Add a 'drop ot agony and a little dis
content an Jealosy. Strain it through
a bag ot misconstruction cork in a
meddlesomo bottle hang it on a skein
of street yarn and shake well before
jotting subscriptions bh tlib' athletic
1 was a very pleaslnc ono. It ex.
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cecded hU expectations of tho commit-
' teo &n.c.q Urwasjfrst; announced that
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..oyory cent posslblo. Tho West Texas
club seems to bo In tho lead now but
- 80m worlhjr . contestants
Wh-en tho aubscr!PMons from all. tho
clubs como in. TheACfubpromlsoatp
bo a worthy contestant for tho honor.
It has been remarked this year; by
' body lncked tho 0d c-' ?
I ' bUt w0 foel thnt th'ey havo
shown us that they only deslro a
chnnce to show thoIr real spirit slnco
they haV0 dono B0 well In tho drive tho
. . nvv inaa Dl C
rero ono Jiun-
1 Pe.Tc?n? their ubscripttoBs
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Ba wo rel Jtbet before theiead ef the
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by which our patrons can Judge our
appreciation of the. opportunity which
wo have before uYrihd "which wo havo
as a result of tholr Jove' nnd sacrifice.
We feel that wo owe (t to them to help
ourselves as far as possible thus re-
moving much of the responsibility
from their shoulders.
Tho subscription at tho end pt tlo
chapel period last Thursday totaled
12500 and we are confident that the
other $1000 necessary will' bo sujv
scribed within tho next two weeks' as
practically none ot thp old students
havo been heard from and the .repor.t
of tho A Club Is very Incomplete If
you want in on this move and we aro
confident that you do send in your
subscription at once as tho success of
tho move is assured.. '. J.
NA8HVILLE BIBLE .SCHOOL. CLUB
On Decombor 3rd tho former stu-
j dents ot the Nashvlllo Bible 'School
now called David Lipscomb Cplie'ge
mot tor organization Russell H.
Martin was elected president and.T.
H. Ethorldge secretary. Tho president
of Ablleno Christian Collego and his
good wife attended school there also
Bro. Baxtor head of tho History De-
partment Bro. Williams professor' ot
mathematics and Bro. Boll ot tho
English Department attended thero.
Mr. Sewoll Jones our special football
coach is an old N. B S. student; also
Ogle Jones our football hero. These
iall lovo their old school and. delight
o honor their Alma Mater. This 1b
especially nice we think since David
Lopscomb Collego was the first school
ot its kind among loyal disciples ot
Christ serving as a model for other
Christian schools to follow.
In all there are' nearly a dozen
members ot tho Club and tho school
Joins with them' in honoring her sister
Z. H. B. CLUB.
The Z. H. B. Club met Saturday
Bight In room 14 of Zellner Hall and
made candy A grand time was re-
ported by all the members. . ..
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