The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 9, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 29, 1920 Page: 4 of 4
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j Fjtst. lof UBsaytlho la grippohaa coma
Ye it is hero and every one eccms trying
to bo hospitable by receiving it. Seven
girls in Daisy Hall seven in .cllncr five
hoys in tho "mulo barn" two in the white
cottage and one In the yellow cottage re-
port him "a comer and stayer." Wo' ore
told that Annie Vie Myatt has succeeded
in (citing him know that his attention is
unappreciated" ana Do leit her room nigh-
ly insulted. The Baxter family has also '
ridded themselves of the unwelcome guest
and Mrs Carpenter has him almost to her
door. Hcres hoping she sweeps him out
Mr. Sam Johnson of Sweetwater visited
his niece Vera Ray. I
Mr. J. M. Scdbcrry of Hamlin is here
visiting his sons James and William.
Mr. Patrick visited his daughters Annie
Mr. Clyde Echols another old student
spent the week end with us.
The "census taker" came around Mon-
day and all tho teachers had to tell their
Mrs. Dailey is hero to visit her son
William. We are always glad when our
G. B. Estes writes that he wishes he
were hero to take advantage of his social
Mr. Valentine and his son Marvin of
Cordell Okla. are here visiting Bro. Bax-
ter. The Are escape at Daisy Hall is now
ready for use. Let's have a fire drill!
The chemistry class is doing nicely. We
have just enough explosions to keep
Bro. L. E. Carpenter intended to preach
for the church at Gorman Sunday but was
unable to get there on account of late
trains Saturday night.
illss Euna Street was one of the "out-
ef-town" visitors at the wedding Saturday
tysHWl i!S "" nutHKEfJT
bring you Euna; come oftcner.
Misses Bessie and Susie Reams from
Roscoe visited Esslo Thurman Sunday.
Essie's friends are our friends. Come
In honor of the victory gained in the
athletic park the West Texas Club is
planning a big banquet at the Grace Hotel
We were all glad to get a copy of the
"Linesman" the new publication of the
A. Club. It like the A. Club contains the
best in A. C. C.
Mr. Sam Williams of Snyder Texas
has been visiting his sister Mrs. Roy
Coons and expects to enter school next
week. We are glad to welcome this new
student and expect to have several more
before the spring term begins.
We are very glad to say that Lester
Morrison who was hurt by a live wire is
improving and expects to return to school
The sun is shining with such persist
ence that Mr. La Grippe will soon be
forced to say "Goodbye." We'll celebrate
Wo are very glad to announce to our
readers that Dro. Sewell is able to be out
again. Bright smiles greeted him every
where in church Sunday morning; and the
students greeted his return to tho dining
room with hearty applause.
Miss Inez Norton says.it is almost worth
having the la grippe to find out how many
good friends you have; and then to feel
tho joy of being able to run up and. down
sirs again when you get well.
Miss Gertie Horn a former student of
A. C C. was with us Saturday. Sho re
norta the work getting along nicely at
fyqdshawr and declares that tho has a
Mf&s Lola Norton an old student of A.
C G writes from Missouri Valley Iowa
where the is staying with her aunt: "I
would give fivo years of my yfeUQ.boback
Ja Abilene again for this week; to go to
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JiMiiwL1-'1- jBrli." "i'iS'i"11
you liae In dear old A. C C. Give my
love to all the old friends and especially
to the Optimist Staff. The paper gets bet'
ter every weec anu yoll jont yy J10W
i enjoy reaJing 0f tho 'doings' at A. C. C."
On Wednesday the 21st of January a
birthday luncheon was given in honor of
Miss Nelson and Miss Tress Hill by "The
Family." A three-course luncheon was
Sccond C0UrBCSpanWl 8an(hvichc8i
French picUeJi 8u(rcd ollvM
Thtrd cour8CRusian tea Bolshevik!
Many toasts were given to the future
birthdays of Miss Nelson and Miss Hill
anj t0 t10 fulure happiness of "Tho Fom.
ily." The rest of tho evening was spent
in a marshmallow roast and listening to
"tales" of school life. Tho girls present
were: Katie Lou Gunter Ethel McLcod
Roy Riley Ima Fuchs Audrey Weistcr
and Phoebe Cooper.
A splendid time was reported by all
members present. "The Family" is one
of the most active clubs in A. C. C. If
in doubt ask one who knows.
THE MIO TECTING FJjAG
It'B tho laughter of tho children that
Old aiory guarantees
It's tho safety of our women on tho
land nnd on thq seas;
It's tho Uttlo homos wo'ro building
nnd tho peaco that ovonlng brings
That tho Flag abovo Is Bhloldlng and
a thousand other things.
Oh don't you catch tho vision that Is
Bhlnlng through Us folds?
Can't you bco tho glorlouB future that
our Starry Bnnner holds?
Don't you seo tho glad tomorrow for
this nation of tho frco
And tho happy men and women that
your children aro to bo?
You shall never know contentment
savo tho flap Is ovorhead
If you turn from It and scorn It you
shall dlno on bitter bread
It's your promlso to your children that
when you aro dead nnd cono
Thoy shall havo a wlso protector and
in safety journey on.
Guard tho Flag that files abovo truo
to God and truo to man
Stand forever at Us servlco deaf to
every cruol clanl
For thoro Is no dream you cherish
and no deed you hopo to do
But Old Qlory In Us beauty guaran-
tees to yours and you.
Wo aro rounding up tho Reds and
wo'ro putting them In Jail; Justice
tho Avonger trends on their nnarch-
Istlo tall; retribution is in touch with
tho guys who talked too much and
thoy're cooped up in a hutch nnd
thoy find oxlstonco stalo. 8oon thero
will bo another Ark sailing o'or iho
slushy sea and tho Red Jays will em-
bark for old Russia which Is freo;
dear old Russia treoaom'a homo I
Government Is thero a pome and tho
Reds will cross tho foam chanting
ouloglcs for thool How their loyal
hearts will yearn for sweet Russia
storied placot When thoy seo her
boaconB burns they'll In ocstacy em-
brace; freed from Yankee tyrants'
rule from our colors much too cool.
they will dunco llko boys from scnooi
when thoy seo lair iuissia's race.
Emma Ooldman may bo thero. wait-
ing for thorn on tho shore; Emma
radiant and raro who had mado tho
trip boforo; wo can Beo her as sho
smirks leading countless freaks with
dirks anxious to upset tno worns ana
to spill some quarts of goro. Joyful
will tho mooting bo whon tho second
ark arrives and tho exiles wholly
freo greot tho flag and beat their
wives; honest Reds who hato tho
rich and would plant them In a ditch
patriots who havo tho Itch and tho
cooties and tho hives.
At first It was thought that Tarn
Sims was taking tho big-head as he
loaned back co far In tho buggy whon
driving by but It dovoloped that ho
has to do that on account of tho linos
being so long.
Tho Wild Onion school Is progress
lng nicely. Tho children are learning
so fast tho teacher Is liable to run out
of education beforo tho term is over.
Tho postmnstor has had nnothor
big load of polo wood hauled up and.
until ho gets it chopped and brought
In ho Is not expecting to lay eyes on
many of tho regular loafers around
Horticulture Extraordinary With
that peculiar mlcroscoplo Interest that
all men havo for Uttlo things In the
midst of big events. Harry had men
a blood-red nose well off to ono sl.o
of Craig drop as if the Btem of it hnd
been snipped by invisible snears.-
Argosy Magazlno for Nov. 20th.
Too Much for Words jThero was s
crowd of perhaps 160 persons In front
of the building composed largely of
women which Is survived by a widow
a son and a glimpse of the prisoner
Manchester (N. It i vnonr
Rtrnngo CQjncld.ci)cq He was bc-rn
on the farm where his parents wcr at
the time. Now York Mall.
Oil ttio BJUik V'lt paused a momont
here reconstructed Itself and in a
breath flrooneil.to the floor and shot
straight intp his llstenlpg eyes. Anip-
HERBERT LOVE SAYS.
"Wliero there Is love there's always
"You fellows mustn't quote me as that
would ruin my social pre-eminence."
"You may go with a girl a whole year
and then quit in a night."
"Wesley College just scattered love all
over their football field." (Love played
right tarklo for A. C. C.)
Tress Hill had just past and Lovo said
"I'm crazy about the Hills around here"
hut Sanger Shepherd insists that ho is
the "Shepherd of the Hills."
Love: "I think Professor Sikcs is in
love." Wonder why? "Married life is
fine but bachelor life is better."
"Love is long and not pulled up."
"Love suffers long because 'she' is un-
kind." "I got nothing to say except all A. C. C.
people have to look up to me." (He
stands 6 feet 9 inches in his French heels).
"You can't get a suit that's any ac-
count any more for less than $12.00."
"My but I've lots of hard work to dol
I've got to tako a bath."
"You know I wouldn't tako for my
clothes at all this cold weather."
Just then Love said something else but
we wouldn't print it!
"I'll bet I've run higher than anybody
else without money." It's great to be
"I'm going to sing a little song entitled
'The author fell out and killed himself."
"It's a shame that my money stunted my
growth when I was a young man."
"Why didn't they name me Puppy?
Then I'd me puppy love."
Love: We'd mako a good staff wouldn't
Shepherd: You would; we wouldn't.
Prof. Sikes: Yes Love you would.
You are just about crooked enough at
"Who's Love Why Lovo is mo!
Thought everybody knowed me! Wiiere'vo
you been anyhow? The ignorance of
some folk is astounding."
Thoro is no trcasuro sought or sung
So sweot as that of being young;
Monarchs look down upon tho boy
And envy him his ycais of Joy;
Rich men tho barefoot lad behold
And for his chance would glvo tholr
All mon of uklll wouldglvo tholr fame
Their vanished youth
onco moro to
Ho that hath youth still holds tho
Of greatness and Its many deods;
To him tho morning skies aro fair
And thoro is benuty overywhoro
Upon his heart no burden lies
Tears havo not over-drained his oyos;
Tho glories of tho world remain
For him to fight for and to gain.
Thoro's nono bo great or rich but ho
Wishes onco moro a boy to bo:
Llfo grants to nono such treasures
As thoso which youth alono may share
Tho clow of health tho radiant smilo
I Tho freedom from tho sham of stylo.
Great deeds not dono and songs un-
sung Belong to htm who still Is young.
Itlchor Is ho than millionaire
Who has not yet como into care;
Monarchs with all that tney possess
And all tholr pomp and regal dreBS
Havo no such bank accounts of joy
As thoso bolonglng to a boy;
Llko shining pearls the years aro
For him to count who still Is young
Going to tho Bow-won s Dr. T. W
Short of Boonvillo. spent today In
Winston-Salem on his way homo from
Atlantic City whero he took part In
tho field trials held thoro for dogs
from nil parts" of tho country Twin
City Sontinol Winston-Salem (N. O.)
On Sept 1. 1019. six hundrna mid
twenty automobiles and sltty-nlno
trucks wero registered in Martlnlquo.
French West Indies
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THE DEADLIEST GA8
From tho Chlcaco Nows.
In a secret and carefully guarded
fllo at Washington lies the Lewisite
formula and should tho United; Slates
ovor again bo forced into a world war
11 will enter me manic siruguie uruiru
with tho most deadly weapon over
A gas so deadly that It has 72 times
thq lethal power of tho most deadly
fumes used olther by tho German or
the allies a highly explosive liquid
that bursts Into flamo on contact with
water nnd kills Instantly on lnh.ala.Uon
nf tlm smallest amount loosed In open
air and diffused Into gas an amber
colored liquid with tho odor of v
ranlum blossoms such Is "Lewisite"
ihn invention of Prof. Wlnford Jeo
Lowls ot the chemistry department of
Northwestern university as aescrioea
In a repent artlclo In Harper's Maga
zine under inn iifie: -war hyu
tlnna that Came Too LatO.'1
When the war ended with the ar-i
mtstlee the" chemical division of the
Umted States army ordnanco corp
had manufactured and had on hand
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ICO tons of Lewisite enough to kill tho
ontlro German army and sufflctont to
poison half the population of this
country if tho containers wero opened
at Btratcglo points.
On tho theory that the use of as
was moro humane than that of bombs
and bullets and high explosive sholls
or torpedoes tho American army "vas
preparing literally to smother the nun
hosts onmnsse. this waq 10 do ac
complished by hurling containers 'Hi-
ed with Lowlsito great distances from
heavy guns nnd from aircraft behind
tho Hun lines. All tho Lewisite on
hand at tho conclusion of hostilities
has since been destroyed together with
tho building and machinery used In
Its manufacture at Wllloughby Ohio
according to tho writer.
Tho secret of tho Lowlsito has novor
been disclosed and fow among iho
men who mado It at a rate of ten. tons
a day. knew tho formula. Sevoral
small cans of tho terrlblo tincture arq
all that remain as samples in tho
chemical division of tho war depart
ment and fifty miles out at sea whore
tho Atlantic ocean is three miles aeen
steel containers filled with tho balatco
oi tno poison were dropped several
months after the close of the war.
In describing X'toU Lewis' deadly
t-oiflon. tt In DQlnXod out that of all the
nations participating In tho world war
hounA by tho international edict
JNO. F. OLIVER
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against tho uso of poison gas in war-
fur). Prof Lvwls left tho chair of chemis-
try at NorthWf-stern unlveraltv nt tVin
outbreak of hostilities and entered tho
aimy as a captain In the ordnance
nerving throughout as. chemist asiUn.
eu io me uureau or mines and whllo
nt work in the early days of pol-nn
Kan. reearch hit upon tho chemical
compound never bofore recorded
which was promptly named for Its dis-
coverer Only a fow officers In tho
dMslon c-x ehemknl .wiirfara knew-
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 9, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 29, 1920, newspaper, January 29, 1920; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91165/m1/4/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.