The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 20, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 22, 1920 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE TAYLOR COUNTY TEXAS THURSDAY APRIL 22 1920
Mr. Roy David Brown' of Chicago and
Mits Orban Phillips Appear in Joint
Recital as Extra Number. The
Ronnie Brooke Company Give
The sixth number of the lyceum course
'which has been presented to the stu-
dents of Abilene Christian College came
to a close with tho program given by the
Bonnie Brooke Company Saturday even-
ing. Through the courtesy of Bro. Se-
well and Miss Phillips an extra number
was added to the courso on Wednesday
evening when Mr. Roy David Brown of
Chicago appeared in a piano recital as-
sisted by one of his former students Miss
Orban Phillips who is now the director
Christian College wjlh Miss Pat Malone
of music and teacher of voice in Abilene
The following is the account of this re-
cital as given In the Abilene Daily Re
The final number of the course con-
sisted of a varied program given by
Misses Bonnie Brooke soprano and read-
er and Lucile Blakely violinist. This
was one of the best numbers of the course.
The first part was git en to readings im-
personations of representatives of differ-
ent nations interspersed with violin olos.
The last half of the program was decided-
ly the most artistic. Miss Brooke who
has spent some time living among the
peasants of the different nations of Eu-
rope gave us some Insight into their lives
when they turn to the lighter vein of llfey
by singing in nat i vri 'M !
yniage their solk-sonstll!fes-!
of their folk dances. Ww synopsis of the
opera Madame Butterfly fas 'ewtaiBe fas
which she sang was espeekllyjftterestiflg.
She gave the tory of the entire opera and
sang with splendid voice and interpreta-
tion some of the most familiar scenes.
Miss Blakely deserves special mention for
her interpretation of Schubert's Ave Ma-
rio. With the completion of this year's
course the management of the lyceum
announced that a much more expensivo
and higher class course has been ar-
'ranged for the next season. The two
principal attractions of this course will
be Hon. W. J. Bryan lecturer and Paul
Althause the great American tenor.
Sunday April 18 7:30 P. M.
Brother 0. E. Phillips of Eastland
preached especially to the young people
Sunday night. lie gave n vivid panor-
amic view of the history of Cod's chosen
family from Abraham to the passing into
the land of Caanan. He emphasized es-
pecially the deliverance of the children
of Israel from Egyptian bondage and
their wanderings in the wilderness then
applied the principle of some of the facts
of this history to our own lives our be-
coming Christians and our living the
Christian life. Bro. Phillips impresses us
very much with his characteristic manner
Monday night's Young People's meet-
ing was very good with real good attend-
ance. There were two talks by the
younger boys who have not had much
practice in such meetings which were
interesting and showed they had given
it some thought and they were appre-
ciated. Spiritual growth by Bible tudy
pdayer church-going and giving was em-
SmithWhere have jou been?
Shep Different places Where have you
Smith I have been to different places
Shep Well I did not see you we must
liave been there at different times.
Lee Coffman Beans what are the prin-
ciple parts of chicken?
Beans Chicken hea and rooster.
Leap Year Holiday
Zellner Hall Picnic
"Vice Is n monster of such frightful mien
To be hated needs but be seen
But seen too oft familiar with its face
We first endure then pity then embrace."
And so are men! But what docs this
have to do with men? Well this sim-
ply this! The Zellner Hall girls went
on a picnic and an equal number of boys
went with them.
You sec "Proxy" believed in reward-
ing merit and thinks that good house-
keeping is very meritorious so he offered
a holiday to the "dormy" or other "home"
that kept house the best for the month.
Zellner Hall won and the young ladies
there decided upon last Tuesday as the
time to go. They went but not alone I
No never alone! But this presented a
question "How shall I ask llim?" True
It's "Leap Year" but yet it isn't as sira
plo as it seems to be. More than one
young lady will sympathize with the love-
sick moon-struck swain while he seemed
to hesitate and indeed does hesitate on
tho borderline of "independent isolation"
on the one hand and the life-long bond-
age of marital "alliances" and "foreign
entanglements" of mothers-in law and
her" family on the other hand. She
will attribute his hesitancy to bashful-
ness and timidity and while "his heart
goes pity-pat" hcr's will go "pity Zekel."
She will know how it is; she will have
Thus it came about that some young
men were "endured" and others "pitied."
So far "ye" editor has not heard of
any who were "embraced;" he is cogniz-
ant however that should somq onehayp
been so fortunate that likely ha would
be see)(Wra to 'keep k' M tomtit.
Atiui' t!i if1 2 l'". i-
JW CMC n RtOT 9 NIB. JW1TTO
asking "dates" as they were "dW mike
said dates in most approved order after
"due and ancient form" much to the
delight of the grateful and most fortu-
nate )oung men. All they had to do
nits to turner tht young men and with
a voice shaking in trepidation faltering
with emotion say:
"For tomorrow and its needs I do not
But will thou go with me just for today?"
And the task was done. So far no one
has been "stung" as all the world loved
a pretty girl and a good housekeeper
and with Bayard Taylor we pronounce
her "God's fairest of creation last and
"Woman lovely woman
Nature made thee to temper man.
We had been brutes without you
Angels are painted fair to look like you.
There's in you all we believe of heaven
Amazing Leauty purity and truth
Eternal joy and everlasting love."
After this nerve-racking heart-rending
hesitating blushing bashful task of
"date-making" was over there came the
trucks and cars and she hied him away
not to Hyman's altar but to the lake.
And such fun there was I Each con-
spired with each for the very best time
and each succeeded. Some fished but
none "crawfished" on the pleasures of
the day. Even when one fisherman who
had the warmth of spring in his heart
hat down but not to fish as he sat down
upon a honey bee and it invited him to
arise and he arose! I No he continued
to feign a good time even if you could
not tell which was the warmer the spring
in his heart or the pring in the honey
bee. It must be said though that there
seems to be much "spring" in both. An-
other "Dad" Noles by name wishing to
snow his prowess as a "rope-walker" by
trying to walk a log across the cre:k
explained the wonders of the submarine
official chaperon said "Don't you think
instead. He came up from the pebbly
bottom and casting confident eyes at the
I did it beautiftdly?"
He and others found an old skiff and
with Aha Mae Baker as captain they
Long Live Abilene
"Long Live The Abilene Christian Col
Abounding in Zeal.
Believing in the fututre.
Inspired with hope.
Ixvlng to work.
Never giving up.
Continuing to grow.
In my ten years of constant ministerial
work I can truthfully say that I havo
nevr had tho pleasure of associating with a
more enthusiastic noble minded group of
christians whero tho very spirit of Chris-
tianity seemed to pervade the very atmos-
phere that surrounded the work more
than in Abilene; among the patrons and
students and worshippers who associate
together in the A. C. C.
Tills has been a real spiritual feast to
me unci I am extremely optimistic when I
speak of the future of this wonderful
working Institution where the end sought
In every endeavor is DISCIPLESHIP.
Whero real plain practical prayerful
manly men and vigorous viutuous meek
and modet trained and true CHRISTIAN
women are being prepared by a faculty of
good gracious gor fearing selfsacrificing
disciples of the Lord for a place of genu
ine worth in this wonderful age.
May Cod's richeslblessings hover about
this splendid congregation of Christ's
people and that wonderful institution un-
der their immediate care the "A. C C."
Long may it live. Horace W. Busby.
Ernest Wall tell this one tin his little
MheWrrirhe'Ht4e .feBew had Je
SAtehlng'lifa father sriout Km frelt
tree ana at length became .interested M
the cedars-orrthe outside of-the n-ebard.
"Daddy" he said "Who set out the
"God did" replied the parent.
The little fellow was silent for a mument
and then said gravely "1 wonder what he
had to dig the holes with? '
drifted with the current down a sun-
kissed stream while Miss Nelson as "first
mate" Harold Bell Wright not the nov-
elist though under the circumstances he
might indulge legally and profitably in
fiction and Howard Noles s deck hand
nu general roustabout periormea ine
orders of Captain Baker faithfully. Nana-
bel Estes blew the willow whistle for
them from the bank and first-class pas-
senger Bess Glyn Hayes missed the
"gang plank" at the landing and landed
But I'm too fast. I've missed the par-
amount issue. There was the lunch I
And such a lunch Personally "ye" edi-
tor dignified and important dressed in
the evening attire of the "Overall Club"
kept within the bounds of reason eating
only three rashers of bacon with bread
and scrambled eggs to match three ham
sandwiches two boiled eggs fresh ones
too five cup cakes seven tea cakes one-
half Bermuda onion three pieces of pie
a jelly sandwich and a pasteboard plate.
It might be added that the showed his
consideration for his girl friend by giving
her his olives as he doesn't care for
olives and he drank only three cups of
black coffee and four glasses of lemon-
ade; but there were some there who ate
and ate until the editor was ashamed of
them and still is ashamed of them
for they even ate the olives I Now we
know what the wise man meant when he
said "Eats are the principal thing there-
fore get eats and in all thy getting get
Then came four o'clock all too soon
and back to school but not to study.
Who could study after so much fun? The
young men invited the girls to Invite them
again and the young ladles declared they
had a wonderful time whether this was
the best form after a girls' picnic or not
everybody still votes that It was the best
Campaign for En-
larging A.C.C. Suc-
Building Program Making Splendid Prog
ress; $38993 Raised at Home in
Prospects have never been brighter for
Abilene Christian College than at this
At a meeting of the trustees last Fri-
day night with not half of the members
present twenty-six thousand two hun-
dred and fifty dollars were raised in
units of thirty-seven hundred and fifty
dollars each. Since that time the mem-
bers of the church meeting in the col-
lege chapel have brought the total up
to thirty-eight thousand nine hundred and
ninety-eight dollars all of this amount is
from members of our local congregation
except seventy-five hundred dollars other
nice gifts are being secured. The cam-
paign will be pushed as vigorously and
rapidly as possible until funds sufficient
to care properly for this great work are
The Friday Night Meeting.
On last Friday evening the Board of
Trustees of Abilene Christian College met
in Daisy Hall dining hall. Several mem-
bers of the faculty were also present. A
liberal and appetizing dinner was served.
Brotlur-Sewell set - forth the uo&eaa oi
the seheel frW' vlewpatott f &
Mr. ' ' v' :
It was' shotm Out from the old briek
building and the single frame dormitory
the school has come to the present ad'
ministration building and the two brick
dormitories and three frame structures;
that from a valuation of ten or fifteen
thousand the school has developed into
a real value of about two hundred ten
thousand; that from poor equipment and
no standing for credit in the educational
world the school has developed into a
standard four-year college of A-plus grade;
that from a faculty of six or eight and a
student body of thirty-five the phenome-
nal growth has reached the present stage
of a faculty of more than thirty college
men and women of high rank and a body
of four hundred twenty-six students.
These strides have been made in the as
tonishing period of eight years and in
the face of serious drouths and much
discouragement from one side and the
It was further shown that present build-
ings are insufficient for the students we
have and that a hundred other students
would have been here this year if we bad
had rooms for them. Six hundred stu-
dents will be enrolled without difficulty
next year if we only have the accommo-
dations they rightly deserve. The de-
partment of Philosophy is to be added
next year and new men and women of
tho very highest type and ability will be
secured for the increased demands. The
need is more buildings and furnishings.
This is a present need that has been dis-
tressing even the past year and is not an
Imaginary need of what might happen.
Abilene Christian College IS NOW a
SENIOR College of the HIGHEST RANK
possible and any uninformed brethren
skeptical of our work need only to learn
the facts The school is here already and
Is crying only for room to grow In. The
faculty the organization the Christian
spirit the rank and the success of the
work are here. It is a matter of history
already. We are not a university offer-
ing medicine law and other such work
but we are a Senior College of the high-
et rank and give work in the arts and
sciences of the highest standard.
Those here for the first time were
agreeably surprised at the showing the
school had made. They were amozed
at their lack of information and apprecla-
tlon concerning the work here. All
pledged their support to raise money for
necessary buildings to nccommodato the
students that are writing already for res-
ervations for the next year. They count
it tho greatest possible opportunity. Some
of them made contributions and pledges.
To secure additional grounds and some
buildings already on them about forty
thousand was to be raicd. Seven out of
ten units of $3750.00 were subscribed in
the small group at the meeting. Brother
Sewell has already put about $16000 of
his own money into this work but he was
the first of the ten to make the offer.
He was followed by Brethren Russell
Arlelge Anderson the faculty Dabney
Harvey and Jones and Reese. Thus a
fine start was made on tho fund. The
Board is making plans to enlist all friends
of Christian education in this work that
Is so pressing.
The Meeting Sunday Morning.
Following the meeting of the trustees
on Friday night a special meeting was
held after regular worship Sunday morn-
ing in which the campaign was announced
to the public of Abilene after a forceful
sermon by Brother 0. E. Phillips of
Eastland on Christian education. Fol-
kwiegeee el -the
delivered; hers on itJ
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taiWtf a MaJt . 1 titular- ow.kLlM.
tten and appealed for te seppert f
Subscriptions were taken by Bro. Se-
well. The liberality which characterized
the giving of those who live from day to
day here in the same city with the col
lege and know from firs-hand contact the
work that is being done should heartily
commend it to those who do not bo know
it. The donations ranged in size from
$1000 down and totaled approximately
Statement From Bro. Sewell
Bro. Sewell makes the following state
ment and appeal concerning" this recently
Prospc-ts for the summer quarter aro
good and we confidently expect the en-
rollment to reach more than five hun-
dred for the year. We eaa easily have
six hundred students for next year If we
can have room for them. Surely you
my brethren and sisters will not allow
these hundreds of boys and girls to be
turned away from daily Bible study Chris-
tian training and influence to denomlna-
tionalism destructive higher criticism
etc. because of a lack of things that can
be bought with money when there is so
much money. We do not think so. Our
Father has plenty of money; we believe
He will give it to us for the sendee of
these fine boys and girls. Won't you
ask Him to give us all wo need all we
will uso for His honor? Won't you be
ready when called on to join in this cam-
paign?" How did Blank loose the finger of his
He put them in the horses mouth to see
how many teeth he had.
Then what happened?
"The horse closed his mouth to see how
many fingers Blank had.
Mrs. Posum What is all the excite-
Mr. Mouse Excitement I Why the pro-
hibition officers have just arrested Mr.
Toad they say he is full of hops.
Aunt The Idea of that. little Imp having
cigarettes in his pockets.
Mother It's lucky that I found them I
haven't a .single one left.
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