The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 11, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 12, 1920 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE TAYLOR COUNTY TEXAS THURSDAY FEB. 12 1920
E. n. T. HS
TIES OF THE PAST WEEK
ENJOY SUNRISE BREAKFAST
Those who have never been associated
with a Christian college can not imagine
what tills association means to those who
love to worship Cod. The best idea that
we can give you is to say that it is a con-
tinual revival meeting in which we are
ever being drawn closer to God by its
sweet and soul-stirring meetings The
week is full of good things for all those
who enjoy the sweet associations of Chris-
tian fellowship and prayer. Beginning
with the Bible lesson on. Sunday morning
then the eleven o'clock service folldwed
by preaching in the morning and evening.
Each Monday night the Young Men's
meeting reminds us that there will be men
of tomorrow who will bo able to hold up
the banner of Christ to lost souls. Each
Wednesday night prayer meeting is con-
ducted especially for those who are not in
school and any of the students that desire
Many of the pupils attend these meet-
ings and take an active part in them.
On last Wednesday evening Bro. Walter
Sikes conducted the meeting. The subject
was Prayer. Aftr several Scripture quota-
tions on the subject we were directed to a
more definite study of the subject. It was
learned tint there is at least three degrees
of praer. First the Formal Jesus in tho
Sermon on the Mount condemns this kind
of prayer and teaches that we should pray
in secret and the Father who sees in se-
cret shall recompense us. We need not
uso "vain repetitions" and "much speak-
ing" for Cod knows what we need before
The second is the Spontaneous Prayer
ted by Ae"fdoW"l$ Swlfture: 2
aro also'fpraysrtOtbatiaK?. called
There aro also'ppyeriffiihttt; awi called
forth in t imca of TgtM Ijf p onVibil ttyjjga
1 Kings 3:6-9 also in times of great re-
joicing Psa. 113.
Tho third is the Habitual Prayer. This
is illustrated very forcibly by Daniel as be
went to his window each day turned his
face toward Jerusalem and prayed even
though doing so might cause his death.
Jesus also had this habit and taught it to
We need more praying men and women
more homes in which' prayer Is made
daily and more young people imbued with
the spirit of prayer that the church of to-
morrow may be a greater influence for
good in the world.
Last Friday night the Preacher's Club
met and discussed tho question. Resolved:
That Infant Baptism is Authorized by the
Bible. The speeches on both sides showed
careful preparation. Much Interest it be-
ing manifested in these meetings and much
practical good is being accomplished. In
these meetings we meet face to face the
questions-and issues that we as ministers
of the gospel will have to meet in every-
The services last Sunday were exception-
ally well-attended and we are thankful
that improved health conditions made it
possible. The morning lesson was on the
evil phase of Spiritualism. Bro. Kllng-
man told how present ideas of communion
with the dead originated and how they
have grown. Uo exposed the deeds and
gave many Bible references condemning
sooth-sayers fortune-tellers and enchant-
ers. In the afternoon a group gathered for
song practice. While many of the songs
practiced were old they are songs that
congregations as a rule do not sing there-
by losing the spiritual uplift and edifica-
tions that is to be derived from these old
The evening lesson was taken from one
of the greatest texts in all the Bible Jno.
3:16 "For God so loved the world that
he gave his only begotten Son that who-
soever believeth on him should not perish
but have eternal life." There is no other
promise In all the Bible that carries with
it more Inducement to the sinner than this
there is no other passage that shows more
clearly the attitude of -God toward man
and there Is no other verse that gives more
(Continued on Pago 2
BIBLE LECTURE WEEK
PROMISE REAL FEAST
Last year when Brother Scwell an-
nounced that our lecture week would be
better than the one of the year beforo
many people said "It can't be done."
This year more than before' he is being
met with "It can't be done." Those of uo
who heard those uplifting soul-stirring
talks given by our abler brothers are
wondering if it can be done. Oh what
a feast is in store for us during this week.
Surely the joy of living here and attend-
ing these lectures will be great. They
will fill a need in our hearts; they will
Inspire us to higher more ennobling
thoughts and actions. Crcat good will re-
sult from them as they fall from the lips
of the speakers and will later find lodg-
ment in the binds of a neat volume where
they will go out to entertain and uplift
Some of our ablest brethren will be here
to deliver these lectures We wish that
every parent could be here to enjoy them.
There are many of you who can come. We
want you to come. We have a place where
you can feel at home during the entire
week. And to you brethren in Christ do
you not desire to sit at tho feet of these
strong men and glean from them the. way
of truth In a more perfect form? Many of
our preacher brethren ore coming to hear
these splendid lectures and we wish more
of you would come.
Besides the lectures we will have some
special singing. The college quartet will
render some numbers and the two clubs
the Choral Club and the Glee Club will
also sing. Song services will be held at
the beginning of each lecture.
Don't forget .iho-dal. Feb. 22-29 b4
I thatjyou-have a cordial tavtetkn. We
arek oeing to look for you.''?f1'
WEEKLY REPORT OF CLEAN-UP
The first report of the committees who
examined the different buildings and
rooms was very encouraging. As all of us
know for the past month or more It
seemed that everything that was too un-
sightly or too much in the way to be kept
in the rooms of the students was dumped
out a the window. This soon had the
campus looking very bad. Since the clean-
up campaign which was to be followed by
a weekly inspection this condition has
been much improved. The first inspection
report reads as follows:
Zellner Hall was given an average
grade of 94 6-7 with the lowest grade on
an individual room belug 88 and the high-
est 100. Daisy Hall scored an average of
9-1 8-11 the lowest room grading 82 and
the highest 100.
Tho Boone-Vaden Domicile was given
96 and tho White Cottage 96. The famous
Mulo Barn only scored 85 but the boys
are determined to raise that grade next
week. The Yellow Cottage lead all other
buildings with o score of 99. This build
ing is occupied by boys and judging from
the grade they are very industrious and
tasty fellows. Girls it might be well to
. O. B. SOCIETY.
A crowd of girls met in room 18 of
Zellner Hall last Saturday night for the
purpose of organizing a club. J. O. B.
was the name adopted for it and Miss Inez
Norton was unanimously elected as spon-
sor The members of this club are the
folowing: Jewell Wilson Nova Hastings
Winnie Smith Mary E. Petty Ima Leggett
Thelma Young Verna Dawson Wilma and
Laura Simer. After an hour of feasting
and ghost stories each one went to her
room with a vision of better times for the
Don't forget jo mark the week Feb.
22-29 on your calendar. This is the week
during which you are coming to Abilene
Christian Collegk for the Bible lecctures.
Yon will miss a feast if you miss the week
of Bible lectures!
' TER TO HER MOTHER
Abllcne Jexas Feb. 1 1920.
My Dear Mother: '
This has been of thorough "clean-up
week." After the song the Bible lesson
and prayer at every? chapel meeting the
subjet of "clean-up (campaign" has been
discussed. I think tile campaign started in
this way: 1
Last Monday morning a certain person's
room-mate had the : notion of cleaning
house. Now when that room-mate works
I have observed thaffshc is inclined to de-
light in seeing everyone else work. So
naturally that person 'rooming with her ad-
justed herself to thersituation and became
industrious too. They found it to be real
fun. Not that their oom was badly neg-
lected in that particular cose but there
was room for improvement.
In a few momentsa familiar voice was
heard in the hall "Cfjls heads out I Every-
one must make a special cleaning in her
room. We are going to have "military"
Inspection this afternoon." Tills announce-
ment aroused quite S commotion. Many
of the girls forgot their plans to go shop-
ping and immediately donned their dust
caps aprons and brooms.
Let me say here that this certain per-
son's room-mate made an honest confes-
sion later that her impulse to clean up
was due to the impression made having
overheard a visiting mother rebuking her
daughter for keeping her room so untidy.
Tills led her to ask herself "If my moth-
er should surprise me with a visit what
would she say about my room-keeping?"
At noon time an announcement was made
by Sktef Sewell thatthfeywouKi'0p?
pei&t eWnJueet toc1Mspiikech of the
"the toys dorraltorfindfUWoettages. A:
other announcement wasmade to the' ef-'
feet that when the' bell rang after lunch
those represented at each table should
clean up that part of tho campus assigned
to their table
After spending two hours raking pick-
ing up paper and evertyhing that did not
belong on the grounds there was a won-
derful change In appearance. Our reward
came the next morning in chapel when we
were praised by the President himself.
The average grade of each dormitory was
read. Zellner Hall received the highest
grade. The remaining time in chapel was
spent in reminding us of the importance
of cleanliness order and sanitation. Moth-
er they were things which you have em-
phasized to us many times. I am sure
that you ore glad that Abilene Christian
College teaches the importance of them.
The chapel talks of the past week related
to the clean-up campaign. They pertained
to the renovating of ourselves as well as
the improement of the campus and build-
ings. We conscientiously examined our
hearts as Brother Sewell lectured on rag
time literature ragtime music ragtime
dress and ragtime conversation. Every-
thing that falls to uplift to raise us to
higher levels of thinking acltng and con
versing upon noble thoughts and things of
true lovely and good report is considered
degrading and harmful to the character
and our lives. Such things cause one to
absolutely fall to appreciate good music
good literature and everything ennobling.
How very very much do we appreciate
those who are giving their lives of service
to mold and shape our lives into the best
characters possible. Is it possible to re-
pay thenf and show our appreciation by
trying to heed every lesson. It Is wonder-
ful to be able to attend an educational in-
stitution when high ideals are ever taught
encouraged ond lhed. We have every op-
portunity to prepare ourselves for the
greatest service possible.
Back ef all these Christian characters
and the most prominent one in my esti-
mation is my dear mother. You have ever
been so encouraging and loyal your pa-
tient happy consecrated life has meant
so much to me not to speak of your teach
ings. No words can express my love and
appreciation so I shall try to live in such
a way that it will please you dear One.
On Monday morning February 9th -at
5:30 a. m. about twenty-five members of
the fourth year academy class together
with the invited guests left the Admin
istration Building for Lytic Lake. The
dark clouds rolled and the wind whistled
mournfully but the chlllness wasn't no-
ticed because the hikers struck a lively
gait. ' .
As the party nearcd the lake big drops
of rain began to fall. It looked as though
there wouldn't be any breakfast avfay
from home but the rain stopped shortly.
An advanced party composed chiefly of
bacon eggs bread dewberry jam and cof-
fee were already on the scene of action
when the bunch arrived. Some followers of
the eats had some wood rustled and the
fire was lighted on a big fiat rock. Some
of tho worst cases of puppy-love had wan-
dered to the outer recesses of the land-
scape but soon came trooping in when
they smelted the bacon and coffee.
As we ate the air became colder and
the rain again began to descend upon our
disappointed heads. After we finished the
feast and began to wander away the rain
became heavier and the chaperons began
to corral us. We hated to do it but the
weather said it had to be done so we" be-
gan the weary journey home.
And thus came the end of a perfect day
called oil on account of rain. Thus 'Was
the day of wandering joyfully through the
overhanging boughs of the weeping wil-
lows refused us young frivolous 'love-
struck academics and our invited guests.
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Do you appreciate the orchestra?- It
seems that you do not. Since its organi-
zation it has lacked a whole-hearted co-
operation of the student body. And now
are you going to let it fall to pieces in the
midst of the school term because of a lack
of encouragement? With some backing
we could havo a splendid orchestra. We
are sure you want it to continue and will
at least give us your encouragement. Let
us work together for its continuance.
Under the able leadership of Miss
Phillips our Choral and Glee Clubs are
doing some splendid work. After prayer-
meeting each Wednesday night the young
men assemble in the music room and prac-
tice. In spite of the fact that this part of
the school life has been neglected for the
past few months there is an enthusiasm
that will surely result in some real enter-
tainment a little later in the school year.
The girls meet each Thursday afternoon.
They have been organized for some time
and the results of their practice are now
In evidence. A beautiful number was ren-
dered by some of them as a meeting of
the Hardings Saturday night. They are
now working on a cantata which will .be
rendered at the close of school.
We are expecting some splendid selec
tions from our singegrs in the near future
and want them to know that they will be
THE KAY KUDE KAY CLUB.
(Better known u the "Nuts.")
A number nf boys met some time ago
and organized a club known as the Kay
Kube Club. The flower is turnip green;
color green; motto "We may be crazy
but we nln't no fools." The following of-
ficers were elected: Etheridge Big Nut;
Brown Little Nut; Boone the Boob;
Slkes the Dunce; Love the Maniac; Witt
the Idiot; CoiTman the Lunatic.
The above officers not only serve as the
executive body but compose the entire
membership. The purpose of the club 'Is
to promote nutlsm.
We have Witt and Love. Our chief
study is Slke-ology. We aro prepared for
sickness as we have a CotT-man and an
Elher-ldge. We can give you a Boone and
we like everything Brown.
The above information was received
from a nut and is not perhaps reliable. '
WITH BIRTHDAY PARTY
On February fourth nine mysterious
invitations fell into the hands of the fol-
lowing boys: Thornton Arledge Marvin
Huddleston Mr. S V. McCasland
Murl McCasland Otis Vaden Bill
Kelly Ogle Jones Wendell Bcdichek
and Parish Black.. Much curiosity
was aroused among the boys but at
the appointed time 'five o'clock Satur-
day afternoon" this came to an end When
the following gtrls marched into Daisy Hall
parlor: Vera Bay Rubye Pratt Mi
Nelson (sponsor) Luclle Roberts Mary
Ellmore Tillio Houston Annie Patrick
Grace Alexander and Moble Patrick
After announcing to the boys tliat they
were to be escorted to dinner they all
filed (two by two) Into the dining room
and found their places at the table.
In the center of this table there was a
large birthday cake which supported
eighteen candles thus signifying the
eighteenth birthdays of Vera Hay and
"Cupid" the Gata's mascot beautifully
arrayed in a "rag time dress" of red and
white tulle was triumphantly carried to
the 'dining room and stood guardian over
the dinner as well as carrying out thov
club's color scheme red and white.
A beautiful course of pear salad served
in lettuce cups fried chicken cream
gravy au gratin potatoes cscolloped corn
asparagus on toast green olives celery
iced butter and dainty hot biscuits was
The most thrilling of all moments came
-wlieH Jibe candles were lighted and each.
m0&tit the party nwda s4l. wlsk tt
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ni; njmh.iw we ' noaerwtecM. wttieiit.fi;
cut' the cake and it was served 'to the V '
guests with cherry ice cream. The dinner
was ended by a cup of hot coffee.
After dinner the party assembled in the
reception hall where Llllie Houston ren-
dered "Sweet Heart" and the Gata Girls
sang their club song which
amusing to the boys.
Tho party then attended the Harding
Literary Society program after which
every one declared that to bo the end cf
a perfect day and expressed his wishes
for many more happy birthdays (oftener
How is the Hi A? We are still prog-
ressing nicely thank you. Every member
is full of "pep" and always ready for a
good time. Each Saturday night we meet
and have a feast.. ..
Last Saturday night we met In room
18 of Daisy Hall. Each member was
present ready to get her share of the
eats. We served ico cream .and cake. Our
visitors Misses Neil and Lindell may
have thought that we were giving them
a cold reception but honest that was the
warmest cream we could get. However
they expressed their wishes for our fu-
ture success and many more such happy
After the cream had disappeared we
were given some special musio by Miss
Georgie Rowsey. Now if you have never
heard "Dump" play you should hang
around Daisy Hall more.
All departed at a laic hour feeling that
there were many moro such evenings in
store for the Hi A's.
Sister Sewell has just taken up her
work with the art class again since tho
extended visit of the "Flu."
We have found it very diScuult to get
china but a large shipment was received
last week and we expect to see a great
addition of china to the exhibit this spring.
Valita Tidmoro has joined the china
painting class. We are always glad to.
welcome new students in the "Sunshine
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