The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 18, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 10, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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Pleasures are like poppies
You seize the flower Us
bloom is shed.
In the wreck of noble lives
Something immortal still
ABILENE TAYLOR COUNTY TEXAS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10 1921.
MENT AT OVALO
LARGE AUDIENCE SHOWS
GREAT ENTHUSIASM AND
Thursday afternoon at 5:30. about four
teen Hardlngi accompanied by several
Zcllncr friends gathered in front of the
administration pulling. Five automo-
biles were used to carry the company to
Oralo Texas where the Hardlngs pre-
sented a very successful lyceum number.
The theatre at Ovala was filled to over-
flowing. The program opened with a poem "Out
Where the West Begins" by Mr. Willard
Davis. Then two good numbers were
given by the quartet. A solo was given
by Miss Vallie Jo Rhyne. A reading
"Dreakln the Charm" was given by Miss
Mr. Ilraswell Oliver rendered skillfully
on the piano "Napoleon's Last Charge.
Several other interesting numbers of
various sorts were given which received
repeated applause from the audience.
The program lasted an hour and fifteen
minutes during which time every ono pres-
ent seemed to have a splendid enjoyment.
NUGENT TEAM "WALLOPED
BY ACADEMY QUINTET
Tuesday afternoon of this week the local
academy five romped on the Nugent has-
keteers at Nugent to the tuno of 54 to 4.
The game was largely farcial it being
no trouble at all for the academy goal
tossers to mount up point after point.
The team went to Nugent In cars accom-
panied by their coach "Dad" Nolcs.
DR. KLINGMAN0GOESTO trtM
W. T. C. C. CONVENTION
Dr. Klingman left Monday morning
with the other Abilene deleaates for Ran
ger on the Abilene special which carrfede
the local delegation to tne annual conven-
tion of the West Texas Chamber of Com-
merce held this year at Ranger.
About 125 business and professional
men of this city stormed Ranger and
showed that Abilene was still on tho map.
Esneclallv was the West Texas Regional
Fair to be held at Abilene next fall
brought prominently before the delegate!
in attendance at Ranger.
OPEN ON MONDAYS
Tim Librarian has announced that here
after ijie library will be open from nine
to eleven o'clock on Monday momlngs.
Ifrrrioforp. It has been necessary to ob
tain books needed for week-end study be-
tween Monday and Saturday.
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T. I. P. A. CONTESTS TO DE EN-
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&BLOW2FISH (very NUMEROUS.)
President Jesse P. Sewell left for Aus-
tin last week in answer to an urgent call
from the people in charge of the educa-
tional bill now before the state legisla-
ture. According to latest reports the bill has
been favorably reported on by 'l9 com"
mlttees but is receiving bitter opposition
from a large per cent of the members of
the legislative body.
Dean Speck is one of the authors of
the new certificate law wltose passage
President Sewell is urging at the present
DALLAS MARINES TO
TRY WILDCATS METTLE
After the exhibition games to be staged
here March 21 and 22 between the Abl-li-nfl
Ensles of the West Texas Leacue and
the Dallas Marines the Wildcats will have
a chance on the 23rd to show their prowess
against these formidable opponents from
This game was arranged for through the
influence of Coach Scgrist who is to play
with the Marines the coming season.
PRICKLY PEAR MANAGER
OFFERS HANDSOME VASE
"Not enough annuals have been soldi"
Such was the gist of the speech made
Tuesday at noon by Wcldon Russel busi-
ness manager of tho Prickly Pear to an
assembly of club and class presidents.
After a short discussion those present
voted to eliminate classes and literary so-
cieties and to leave tho clubs to contest for
the- vase which tho manager agreed to
give to the club winning in the campaign
for new annual sales.
The vase itself is of silver and of beau-
tiful workmanship. It is intended that
it shall be given three years in succession
dating from the present year to that club
which each year succeeds in selling the
greatest number of yearbooks. After
three years. It Is to be placed In the Hall
nf Fame. The names of the clubs winning
annually are to be engraved on the vase.
BACK IN FAVOR NOW
Who said mustaches were out of date?
To be sure they arc not though those
Hearing them may bo -out. of datesl
Blond mustaches black mustaches and
mustaches whose color is indeterminable
may readUy be espied on the campus now-
adays. Not the least prominent among
the mustacheers (tp coin a word) is a
prominent Sophomore Mr. Iven Hensley.
Mr. Hehsley d6n'rWeAr 'an old time
mustachlo whose ends sweep out in the
spring breeze but has a sure enough
FIRST GAME OF SERIES
PRICKLY PEAR MANAGER
GOES TO FORT WORTH
Weldon Russel business manager of
the annual returned Monday night from
Fort Worth where he bad been confer-
ring with the Southwestern Engraving
Company on work being done for the
Prickly Pear. Mr. Russel was in tlte city
for about three daysmalnly in the Interest
of tho Prickly Pear.
Forks were first used In 1220.
Oil lamps were used 1000 years I). C.
The First Indian WanfwasjKIng Philip's
War in 1675. ' T"w-rT-iv
Much interest was manifested in prayer
meeting last Wednesday night. The great
lesson of Cal. 5 was discussed fully. The
meeting was led by Father Speck and Dro.
Hugh Clark -and Father Sewell made ex-
cellent talks explaining the advice given
In this chapter.
Dro. Klingman preached Sunday morn-
ing lie impressed deeply upon everyone
the sermon that Dro. Sewell presented the
Sunday night before lie gave the peo-
ple advice pertaining to high Ideals and
high morals. How everyone can prevent
coming In contact with worldly things that
lead souls to destruction. There were
many present who felt deeply the influence
nf sermons like these upon their outward
appearance as well as their souls.
nnday nlaht Dro. Klingman preached
on "The Man of Sorrows." His text was
lslah 53. The prophecy set forth In this
chapter was brought down to the present
day. It was a good moral and spiritual
lesson to old people as well as the young
in choosing their associates and their busi-
ness in life.
'Hie subject for discussion was "Les-
ions Derived from Abraham."
Virgil Smith gave tlw picture of Abra-
ham and Ids faith In Cod tatng care of
him during his journey to a foreign land.
Emerson Shcppard W. R. Smith and
Howard Noles presented some lessons that
should have careful consideration by every-
Dro. Freeman then closed the meeting
bv summing the other speeches and by
lauding new thoughts.
FIRST EFFORT MADE BY SOCIE-
TIES FOR CUP FRI-
DAY. Last Friday afternoon the Phila-Zcll-ncrs'
basketball team triumphed oyer. the
Harding girls' quintet in the first' of a
three series game of inter-society basket-
ball. The game was hard fought and both
teams did some excellent work but at
the end of the last quarter the score
stood 31-9 in favor of the Phila-Zellners.
Doth teams are striving to win the
beautiful loving cun that is to be pre
sented by Mr. Carl Haltom to the team
winning the best two out of three games
Tho line-up for the Hardlngs was: For
wards Ruth Jones and Irma McDuflV:
centers Allic Smith and Lucy Clvcns and
Joyce Heath; guards Alva McDroom ant
The Phila-Zellners were represented b)
the following. Forwards. Locille Scitrist
and Beatrice Owens: centers Theldv
Dlack and Faye Dennett; guards Loralne
Segrist Fern Peck and Connie Travis.
WHY THE SOPHOMORES EXCEL.
Although tho Sophomores claim not to
have the learning of the Seniors or the
numbers of the Freshmen they claim to
excel! Perchance their physical might
may not compare with that of some of
their sister classes perhaps their class
may not be composed of geniuses maybe
in looks they are far behind BUT on the
average they are more united more like
in mind and spirit more appreciative of
their fellowl classmen and as a wholo
body no one can accuse the class of being
Ignorant of being homely or of being
lacking in true class spirit.
Yet in honors of the school the Soph
omores are not so tar behind journal-
ism holds a great attraction for a majority
of them: on every side one sees the Soph
omore gallants doing social stunts; and
the Soph athletes have no apologies tn
Long live the Sophs I
PHILO AND PHILA-ZELLNERS
MEET INJOINT SESSION
The Zellners met in joint session on
Saturday February 5 The following pro-
gram was given:
Humorous Speech James Childress.
Piano Duet. Roy Riley and Carman
Reading. Mr. Neve.
Piano Solo. Eldon Saunders.
Stunts. Earl Drown and II. Sikes.
Quartette. Zellner Quartette.
The reading and the musical numbers
were especialy appreciated
The biggest bell In the world weighs
about 443732 pounds and requires thirty-
five men to ring it. It is in Moscow
Russia. 1 I' i
FACULTY TO MEET
TWICE EACH MONTH
In a meeting of the faculty Tuesda)
of last week It was decided that the facult)
should have two regular monthly nuc
Ings the first on the first Tuesday of eac
month and the other some time in I
middle of the month. One meeting is to
be given over to hearing reports from the
different committees and the other will
be used us a means of harmonizing the
class-room work of the instructors.
In the last meeting President Sewrl.
made a strong appeal to the faculty fot
unity of thought and purpose- in giving
the right Ideals and conceptions to a
the young people of the land; he also con
gratulated his faculty members on their
splendid and hearty lo-op-ratljn of the
GIRLS' TENNIS TEAMS
Dyrd Ray Lewis a Sophomore who won
his "B" at Daylor University last year in
tennis is now in charge of the girls' ten-
nis teams and has made out a schedule
for the practice hours of various teams.
Mr. Lewis Intends that the girls shall
not lack competent coaching and con-
sideration in tennis or in other like In-
The expression classes are now taking
physical culture outside in the afternoons.
Harvard University is the oldest school
in America founded In 1636.
Doots were invented 907 years D. C.
A special request has come to the stu-
dents from the fine arts faculty that must
be observed. Recently two scars were
made on the Grande piano which is on the
stage this cause is not known but the
fact that violins books and other ar-
ticles are often found on the Grando is
quite well known. Having been remind-
ed of the harm that has been done let
each student be mindful to never lay even
a pencil on the Grande.
Friday morning the chain of good chapel
services was broken broken only to be
mended and re-enforced by an unusually
interesting program. On that program
there appeared Miss Willie Bentley who
sang a new "Smiles." It has been said
that no other face could so truly have
been suited to the composition. Ruth
Curby and Gertie Kennedy sang a duet
in which the extremely fine soft and
pretty voice of Miss Curby was evidently
at its best while the low mellow con-
tralto of Miss Kennedy was just as lovely.
The choral club then sang "Spring Is
Here" under the direction of Miss Dunn.
The Clee Club sang a song that called
for another The "another" was "Sweet
Eula Kirtly a senior in Expression is
almost ready to give her book "Seven-
teen" as her requirement for graduation.
A man's brain consists of 300000000
nerve cells of which over 3000 are de
stroved every minute. Every one there
fore has a new brain once in sixty das.
Tuesday night of this week the local
Press Club met In Room 9 to consider
several Important matters pertaining tn
the work of the club.
The election of officers supposed to
have taken place at the end of the past
term was attended to. James Childress
was elected president; J. Mac Barnes
vice president; Willie Prlchett secretary-
treasurer; Wondell Dedichek assistant
secretary-treasurer; Edwin Martin scr-geant-at-arms.
Tlte sending of delegates to the T. I.
P. A. meeting and the raising of the ne-
cessary funds was discussed at length n
was also the judging of the matter sub-
mitted for the contests locally. The fob
lowing plan was agreed upon:
An student desiring to enter this con-
test will hand in his essay poem oniric
or story to Mr. Walter Sikes of the Com-
mittee on Student Publications on or be-
fore March 1st. Each manuscript is to
have a title but it not to bear the name
of the author. The title of each contri-
bution with its author's name is to be
placed In a separate and scaled envelope
and handed In also to Mr. Sikes. The
manuscripts (which must be typewritten)
will be judged by tho Committee on Stu-
dent Publications who will be. ignorant
of the authorship of each article until after
the representative ones have been chosen;
then the envelopes will be opened and the
winners will be announced. Five type-
written copies must be matlo of each of
the winning manuscripts before March-14
when they are to be sent to the Corre-
sponding Secretary of the Texas Intercol-
legiate Press Association at Texas Wo-
man's College Fort Worth. Texas
The contests of the T. I. P. A. are five:
short story poem essay news article and
humorous story. Tho pri7e for the best
story poem and essay will be ten dollars
for'the best humorous short story sub
mitted a complete set of Mark Twain's
Great honor Is attached to the college
winning the most points in this contest
and tho local press club lus gone on
record as being in favor of in.iklng u tiy
for all of them. The entire student l.(i()y
Is invited to take part in the local contest
Any of the officers of the local press rlub
will be able to answer queries' as to contests.
PROF. SH0WALTER GOES
TO ABILENE. HIGH
Prof. Showaltcr who has been leaching
Latin in the academy at .Ahilenp Chris-
tian College is now engaged in simll ir
Work at Abilene High iSchool. The h'
school was badly in need of an instructor
and Dean Speck in consideration. of p
favors shown him by Supt. Green r
rcnucrcu una cuinpcicni icacucr.
Dy rearranging the qcadamv schedule
and by cutting down the number of .dif
ferent sections of certain classes it wss
found possible to supply instructors for
Prof bhowalters classes without employ-
Ing a new member of the faculty.
The Harding Literary Society met Sat-
urday night February 5 in separate ses-
sion. A short but interesting program
was rendered by the girls. The program
was opened with a reading by Miss Eula
Klrtlev. This was followed by a short
end "snappy" debate. The subject for
discussion was "Resolved That Everyone
Should Be Forced to Appear Happy."
Miss Eula Klrtlev spoke on the affirma-
tive and Miss Olympia Klingman upheld
the negative. Doth speakers made good
points and it was decided that both won.
Next was a guitar solo by Miss Irma
Jewell McDuffy. The girls then adjourn-
ed their meeting and accepted the invita-
tion to meet with the bo)s for the re-
mainder of the hour
Tho bo)s bad prepared a special pro-
gram for the girls. Tho main feature of
the program was a debate. The subject
was "Resolved That handicaps are good
things." Messrs. Ren Holland and Murl
McCasland had the affirmative and Mes-
srs Virgil Smith and Raymond Pittman
the negative. Some hot argument was
given on both sides. The speakers kept
the entire audience laughing the entire
time. The Affirmative was defeated though
Mr. McCasland proved that a handicap
(handy cap) will keep water from splash-
ing out of a Ford radiator. Mr. Paul
Wilt gave a musicql number tiat was en-
joyed bv all. Next was a parliamentary
drill after which the society adjourned.
The Italians were ths first people to
have glass windows.
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 18, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 10, 1921, newspaper, February 10, 1921; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91191/m1/1/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.