The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 26, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 7, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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True merit is like a river
the deeper it is the less noise
The first rule for driving
a nail into a board is to get
your eye on the nail.
ABILENE TAYLOR COUNTY TEXAS THURSDAY APRIL 7 1921.
L S. WHITE BEGINS
FAMOUS DEBATER AND EVAN-
GELIST TO BE HERE UNTIL
APRIL THE 13TH.
REVIVAL IS OPENED SUNDAY
Splendid Attendance Features Evan-
gelistic Efforts Being
L. S. White minister of the Church of
Christ at Sherman Texas Is now engaged
in a series of meetings being conducted
in the Ahilene Christian College chapel
The revival began Sunday morning and
is planned to continue until the 13th of
April. So far great interest has been
shown in this special series of meetings
by the attendance which is by no 'means
confined to the presence of the student
Evangelist White is a virile and power-
ful speaker; his preaching is featured by
the absence of joking and out-of-the-way
humor an obnoxious habit of many mod-
ern evangelists. lie is known throughout
the religious world as a champion of pure
apostolic Christianity. Especially is he
ranked hlcli in the field of religious foren-
slcs one debate of his being in practically
all large theological libraries.
MARSHALL WAS IN ABILENE
(The Optimist believes that the follow-
ing contains some good common sense and
accordingly print It. Editor's Note.)
Perhaps the strongest speech ever made
In Abilene on the subject of the "Sep-
aration of Church and State? was made
at the First Presbyterian Church Sunday
night by Ex-Vice President Thomas It.
Marshall. With no way to notify the pub-
lie of the address of Mr. Marshall except
by telephone and an announcement at the
afternoon service of the First Baptist re-
vival the congregation at the First Pres-
byterian more than filled the Carnegie
Library Auditorium. Every available seat
was used and many were turned away at
Mr. Marshall was Introduced by Dr. T.
S. Knox as "A Presbyterian Layman who
during thirty years of strenuous and suc-
cessful public service covering the peril-
ous period of American history lias al-
ways placed the Cross of Jesus Christ
above every public and private interest."
The distinguished Presbyterian of the
Old School the beloved former Vice-
President Marshall though lawyer states
man diplomat and last but not least
AMERICAN proved to his hearers Sunday
night that he could well qualify as a min
ister of the gospel when he showed his
profound knowledge of the Bible and sway
ed his congregation with his sincere relig
ious fervor and belief in the separation of
church and state.
"I stand hero not as a minister not as
Presbyterian but as an American who
has an interest in his country's welfare"
stated the speaker. "It is not needful in
being an American to be a Christian. But
it is advisable to be a Christian if you
care to be the right sort of an American.
Everybody is either religious or superstl-
tous. There is nobody in this audience
who doesn't believe in Jesus Christ or a
rabbit's foot. You can take your choice
If you want to. I proclaim my firm be-
lief in Jesus Christ as the one hope of the
world. The most difficult thing in the
world to do is to be a really Christian in
America. The difficulty with you and
me is that we are liable to mix our relig-
ion with our politics. Tho church has
built up for itself an antagonism that
should not exist. The first thing that
Thomas Jefferson wanted to be remember-
ed by was that ho was author of the bill
for religious freedom. He separated church
and state. He said they had two distinct
functions in life. What Jesus proclaimed
1900 years ago as true Is just as true
today on the table lands of Texas. Jesus
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EVANGELIST L. S. WHITE.
SENIORS WIN OVER
FACULTY; SCORE 8-7
PROFS SHOW BIG LEAGUE
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Lynn. Mass. April 2. Earl Rogers a
senior at Lynn Classic high school has
solved three methods of trisecting an arc
or angle using only a straight edge and
compass professors at the school announ
ccd Saturday night. The feat of Rogers
has never before been accomplished ex
cept with measuring instruments and those
who examined the youngster's work could
find no flaw in it.
Altho he has proved his work arith-
metically no proof has 'yet been discovered
geometrically and the mathematics teach
en at the school will help Rogers to solve
this next week.
Edwin Hoadley teacher believes the
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WILDCATS WIN FROM NORMALITES
BUT LOSE TWO TO TARLETON
ERRORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOSS OF TWO GAMES
WITH THE JUNIOR AGGIES FROM TARLETON.
Putting up the snappiest and fastest
exhibitions of the national pasttlmo seen
on a local lot in many a moon the Ahi-
lene Christian College Wildcats defeated
the Canyon Normalites twice in their two
game scries at the A. C. C. park Friday
and Saturday the first matinee going 3
to 2 and the second 3 to 0.
Both of die games were the hardest
fought staged on a local diamond this
season and the crowd that saw the con
tests witnessed some speedy baseball from
beginning to end. Colley hurling for the
Wildcats showed his old-time speed and
smoke and the fans again witnessed the
work of the flinger who let Daniel-Baker
College team down recently without a hit
or a run. The Canyon Normal team put
up a fierce fight for the long end of the
count in Saturday's game but the Wild-
cats again demonstrated their superiority
and made a clean sweep of the series
when they took the final game by a score
of 3 to 0.
liner and pegged perfectly to Smith thus
cutting Sims off at tho plate. The Chris-
tians obtained nine safeties off Helm who
struck out eight men. Shcpard played a
jam-up game at short as did Arledge in
the left garden without an error.
A. C. C.
Shepard ss .........
Crabtree lb .....
Smith c ..................
McCasland 3b .....
Buchanan cf . ..
Johnson 2b ....
Colley p ........
r h po
0 0 1
0 1 1
6 1 13
1 2 2
5 d o
3 3 1
0 1 1
...35 3 7 27 13 32
Crave 'Profs' and dignified seniors of
Abilene Christian College crossed bats at
Wildcat Park Friday morning the seniors
winning by a score of 8-7.
Dean Speck in the box for the faculty
proved effective although hit freely. The
dean was relieved in tho seventh by Pro-
fessor Poole who had been theretofore
behind the bat. Dean Speck's hitting was
also spectacular and had much to do with
1a 1..m .mm nt1.l nn lv itiA fnnnltv.
Arledge saw the game through In the W 'ud )n the Pythagoras the-
box for the seniors a.id was ably aided '. " 1u of hypothenute of a
i. xv n cmt.i. i-n.l ftm r. right triangle" is" equal to the sum of the
ceiving end of the line.. Nevertheless Ar- 1uare he tw other de. In ddi-
ledge was ineffective at times the faculty tton to trisecting an arc Rogers has gone
running In four scores In the first inning father by proving that he can divide the
ti.. i.it f f..liv ..nnnH! iliMr the arc into any number of equal parts.
team to the limit with plenty of yells and Rogere demonstrated his discovery at the
a tin-can orchestra. Prompted by their meeung ui. ... "" """
shouts Prof. Bell head of tho English ""J Instructor Arthur Lord a Phi Beta
department was oble to put the "engllsh" K"PP man at Dartmouth could find no
on the ball and Dr. Freeman In left field r " " -
rnli n. nf th hlil.est and hardest "Rer meho1 timPY and lmcny out
flies ever poled out in the'park. 'incd' ls f low!
The game continued for seven Innings' Starting with any arc draw a chord.
only and was called on account of the Using the chord as a dameter. describe
dinner cone a 8em'-c'rc'- Uing half the chord as a
D radius describe arcs from each end cut-
rtil 1 VCV IMCPFfTnn ''n8 u0 eml-clrelo into three equal parts.
LULLLUt lnariUH. From (ho center of lhe circlo of whlcl tll8
WAb HfcKfc. KtLfcNILI orJgnai aro is n lecn0 draw lines cut-
... .. . . ting the three trlsectors of the second arc
Mis. Emma Mitchell state col ego In- j an fa
.peeler who was here Friday and Satur- on
day of week before last was entirely sat- .
. ... metry a comparatively recent discovery
Isf ed with the class of work and instruc- " '
. ci i i . ii regarding arcs and angles
tlon at A. C. C She had not especial re- B
quests to make for the amelioration of con- rkscc
dltion. in any department. DANIEL BAKER GAMES
Miss Mitchell stated that she had met HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
President Sewell at Austin several times .
and prior to her coming had been favor- The games the Wildcats were to have
ably Impressed. She was somewhat sur- staged with Daniel Baker Friday and Sat-
prised to find the Institution of such size urday of this week will not be played
having formed her expectations for seeing Daniel Baker was to have played both
a much smaller place. Simmons and A. C. C and Simmons
Miss Mitchell's satisfaction with exist- from some cause or other decided1 not
Ing conditions assures all that A. C. C. to play. Business manager Noles did not
will retain its A-plus ranking among the feel as if it were worth while to bring
educational institutions of the state of Daniel Baker up for two games and ac-
Texas. cordingly cancelled them.
Win Friday 3 to 2.
Tucker a big southpaw with lots of
speed went the entire route for the Nor
malites in the first game of the two day
series Friday afternoon. He allowed six
safeties including doubles by Shepard
the Christian shortstop and Craig .the
Christians' right gardener who also ob-
tained a single and scored two of the three
runs by means of his blow. A. C. Hill
went the entire route for the Christians
and allowed only three hits. Hill showed
that he has great possibilities in develop-
ing into speedy hurler and he is rated as
one "of the best young college pitchers in
the state. He Is only 17 years of age but
whips them over like an old-timer.
Neither team dented the pan until the
third canto when the Christians drew first
blood when Craig singled and scored by
means of a walk and Crabtree's single.
The Normalites came back in the fourth
and tied the count as the result of a
scratch hit and a wild throw by McCas
land Wildcat third sacker to Crabtree
captain of the Wildcats and first sacker.
Tho Wildcats again took the lead by
one run in their part of the fourth when
McCasland walked and scored by means
of Buchanan's sacrifice bunt and an error.
In the fifth the Normalites tied matters up
for the second time. Hill the Canyon
catcher went to first on an error ad-
vanced when Bloxham and Tucker singled.
A flashy double play ensued when Buch-
anan Wildcat center gardener got hold
of Tucker's double and threw to Terhune
second sacker who relayed the ball to
Smith who touched Boxham at the plate.
Smith flashed the ball back to Shepard
who retired Tucker et second. The Wild-
cats again pulled a double play in the
sixth after Talen went to first on Shep-
ard's error Hill grabbed Jenkin's grounder
and both men went out Hill to Terhune
to Crabtree. Neither team scored again
until the seventh when the Wildcats sewed
the game up after two men were out.
Craig singled and scored when the Can-
yon keystone sacker fumbled Shepard's
Colley went the entire route on the
mound for the Christians while Helm held
down the pitching job for the school
teachers. This game brought the season
percentage to .714. Colley allowed only
three hits which demonstrated the strength
of the Christian moundmen Hill having
held the same team to three hits the day
before. McCasland and Smith starred
for the Christians with the bat each ob-
taining a single and a double in four times
up to bat Craig showed real stuff In the
eighth when be grabbed Johnson's hot
Hill c ..
Helm p ..
Simms cf ..
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4 0 0 12 1
.4 0 0 8 2
4 0 0 1 1 D
4 0 1111
3 0 0 0'10 D
3 0 1 1' 6 0
3 0 0 3'jO D
3 0 0 O A D
3 0 0 ' 9 '0 2
3 0 1 .2 '.i I
First Game With Tarleton. A
Monday seemed to be an off day for
the Wildcats. They began the first -gamo
with John Tarleton with lots of pep1 and
succeeded in rushing two men ove'r1 tho
plate for runs in the first inning. ' Tho
score stood 2-0 in their favor until- tho
sixth when a walk two singly nn-J- two
errors gave the farmers four runs. 'The
Farmers scored another run In the 'seventh
and the Wildcau did the same in-Hheir
part of the inning. The score 'stood the
samo until the ninth when the Farmers
scored another run which placed the' final
score at 6-3. ""
Shepard and Buchanan starred for the
Christians with the bat Shepard. obtain-
ing a double and Buchanan two singles
and two sacrifice hits. Hill pitched a
great game allowing but three hits -all of
which were singles. Turney pitched tho
whole game for the Fanners and. sue-
ceeded in retiring eleven men by tlio
strike-out route. He allowed only four
hits three singles and a double.
The Tarleton Farmers are the t.only
team that has defeated the Wildcats this
season. They are always the most dread-
ed foes of the Wildcats and are reaping
sweet vengeance for the defeat which tho
Wildcats gave to them in football last
The Wildcat outfield played an ..error-
less game as did the infield until tho
seventh inning. After that inning tho
Wildcats seemed to become victims of
hard luck and a total of twelve -errors
were registered against them during the
remainder of the game. i
Considering the fact that the team is
suffering the loss of three good mdn and
lias been left without the Coach '.which
-whipped them into shape the Mudent
body should feel proud of them anU stick
to them to the last. They have lost only
three games a compared to the five that
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In the games played with John Tarleton '
on tho recent road trip of the Wildcats
the scores were given as 13-8 and 8-5 in
favor of John Tarleton. John Tarleton
did win both games but the real scores
were 5-1 and 8-3. The Optimist Is glad
to make this correction.
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