The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 28, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 21, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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True merit is like a river
the deeper it is tlic 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 21 1921.
A. C. C. MANUSCRIPTS IN TWO
PLACES IN T. L P. A. CONTESTS
POEM WINS FIRST PUCE AND HUMOROUS STORY WINS
The return of Mr. Paul Witt from the
T. I. P. A. contention ot T. W. C. of
Fort Worth brought good news to A. C
C. His expression of such a splendid
time while away was cnjo)ahlc to hear
hut greater still was the good news that
A. C. C. had won two places in the lit-
The poem "Not as 1 Will" by Mis
Margaret Sanford won first place and
the humorous story "The Illue Platter"
hy Miss Margaret Ilcllah won third place.
This car is the first time A. C. C. has
had an opportunity to enter the contests
and it has heen expressed that the nic
success of the first jcar will add enthusi
asm and determination for still greater ;t'
success in the next contest. A. C. C. i
what they go after and the surprise of
winning somi-ihing is not so unusual after it
Vr Witt was very much elated over
the 'iijoyahle stay in Fort Worth on ac-
count of the excellent entertainment while
there llcide the regular intercMing busi
ness sessions of the convention body there ;t
were numerous other features that tend jj
to make people happy. Some of the nice g
things so fitly given were: A formal (
banquet a sunrise breakfast in the clifTs
an informal cntertulnmcnt and an enter- ?
lainment b the Philharmonic Orchestra H
of New York City. '
Someone had already been talking about
Mr. Witt becaure upon his first time in the W
T. W. C. ch'pcl he had to give three of l(1
his famous whistling "Duels."
NOW BEING DECIDED
Never before has the interest in tenuis
been so intense as it has been this sea-
son. This session has seen the first ten-
nis matches in the history of the college.
Lewis and llrown won the inter-society
championship for the PhiloZellners from
Johnson and Sewclt in a good match dur-
ing the fall term.
The past week has been used by the
racket addicts for the purpose of deter-
s .I.. ....II...... .innU. Tor.rafiitriltiR
mining mr tuntb. oft'vs .v4.. --...-...- w(
and but one match is to he plaed to de-
termine the second member of the dou-
bles team. The first match was between
Earl llrown and Doulhit Wilson in which
Lewis was the winner of two sets in a
row the sets being six three and six love
Lewis defeated Eurl Brown in the first
match of the semi finals winning three love
sets. Jesse MC sewcii won uic nccuiiu
match of the preliminaries from Dauthil
Wilson. The sets were six two six two.
Lewis won the second match of the semi-
finals from Sew ell in the best match of
the tournament 'lhe se'.s were s'u four
six four six four. Lewis won from Wil-
son in the last match of tho preliminaries
the sets being six one six two.
Lewis won the singles championship
and he with the winner of the match be -
tween Scwell and llrown which Is to be
plaed this week will constitute the dou-
The percentages of the contenders are
Lewis 615 percent
Sewell 51 .6 percent
Drown 44.0 percent
Wilson 35.6 percent
Mrs. Burke held of the expression de-
pigment served as a judge in the recent
district declamation contests. Two Abi-
lene girls won tho first places In the contests.
r A N
BOOKS TWO ENGAGEMENTS
Paul Will business manager of the Abi-
lene Christian College Orchestra has
In en successful In booking two engage
Intent for the orchestra. This plindid or -
j ganization will appear in Clyde on the
'caning of tho fifth of May and in Anson
the eve.ung of the tenth of May. The
orchestra has changed its repertoire since
its last concert and expects to m.et with
success at these places. The orchestra
members have probably been the
consistent rehearsers of anv of A. C. C.'s
Finn Ans emanations. Its members
'have formed the habit of coming to the
1 . .i.
rehearsals and as a consequence tli'i
) car's orchestra has by far the largest rep-
ertoire than at any time In the his tory
of the organization.
"Did your watch stop when it dropped
on the floor?"
"No. It went on through"
What is title what .is treasure
What is reputation's care?
If we lead a life of pleasure
'Tis no matter how or where.
NING FIRST PLACE
IEyT. I. P. A. CONTESTS.
Of A H WMJ.
rl r' fcriv'
I S As V" X
Blindfolded unci alone I stand
With unknown thresholds on each linnd.
The darkness deepens as 1 grope.
Afraid to feat afraid to hope;
Yet this thing I learn to know
Each diy more surely as I go:
That doors arc opened ways are made
Burdens arc lifted or arc laid
Hy bornt great law unseen and still
Unfathomed purpose to fulfill
"'ot n I will "
Blindfolded and alone I wait;
Loss seems too hitter giin to late;
Too heavy burdens in the load
And too few helpers on the road;
And joy is weak and grief is strong.
And years and days so long so long;
Yet this one thing I learn to know
Each day more surely as I go;
That I nm glad the good and ill
By changeless laws arc ordered still
"Not as I will."
"Not as 1 will" the sound grows sweet
Each time my lips the words repeat.
"Not as I will" the darkness feels
More safe than light when this thought steals
Like whispered voice to calm and bless
All unrest and all loneliness.
"Not as I will" hecauss the One
Who loved us first and bert has gone
Before us on the road and still
For us must all this love fulfill
"Not as I will."
HARDING SOCIETY IN
The Harding Literary Society met in
the college chapel Saturday evening at
8 o'clock. It was the first regular meet-
10' .ul emlro wBaiiiHiion ur a gr.ai
wmlc- yn accoum 0l numerous programs
le revval "eA b '- S- White and va-
rious entertainments the societies have
not met at their regular times.
eplcndld program was rendered by
1 . ' .. '
the llardings. The reulini by Miss Mar
Baret Sanford was greatly appreciated
U'hcr numl ers that intra the ceiling de-
"b'"1 vvere-Characteriiation by Hoy
Jlnn! He ding hy Alkene Jones; Song
nv iMim mrnev! nm n erv inieresiina
and enthusiastic debate hy 0. K. Alex
r-i r. w W.-.II
amler' "" alnBner niun mcuasiana
una wenuei ueaictiex. lite comestcu in oruer to nil me vacant seats near Hit
question wss: Bcfohcd that a blond front. Also there was need of an up-
woman is more attractive than a brunett. !to-dato classification of students who have
- n I acquired sufficient credits for upper class
Necessity is the nricn'eas sour. rank.
A. C. C. AND HOWARD PAYNE
DIVIDE HONORS IN DEBATIG
THE AFFIRMATIVE SIDES WIN BOTH CONTESTS OF HEATED
TO BE ANNUAL AFFAIR
Immediately after the debate between
A. C. C. and Howard Pajnc College ut
Hrownwood tho representatives of How-
ariI Payne proposetI to make the debating
evcnt an nnnuai affairi
VmUcr more gpecfjc conclusions
. )o announced n8 600n a9 le
rprf.ivf i.nnftwlf.r.nttnn nmntm tlio enMfftl..a
... . . .... .
and individuals of the two institutions.
CHAPEL SEATS ASSIGNED
On account of a few vacancies and un-
avoidable irregularities it was necessary
. . .. .
io rearrange we sealing oruer in cuapci
Last Friday night practically the whole
student body and several visitors from
town turned out to hear the debate
with Howard Payne College. Lots of
"pep" was demonstrated as the time drew
ncir for the ovent songs and yells were
jiwn; then .ull.owcrc silent waiting to
see how the jo) would appear on the
Herbert Sikcs and Carl Ettcr fought
their vva to victory ending their re-
buttals in fine form. It was c'o'e enough
to be interesting throughout. This victory
won tiucd anxictv to heir from
Drownwood where Elmer Nichols nnd
Koy Lanier were supporting A. C. C. To
our sorrow they had been defeated by a
very narrow m.ngin and according to
Prof. Sikcs who attended the debale they
put up a sp'endid fight.
Howard Panc's team at A. C. C. was
Hcnly and Gill. At their home Mr. E. C.
Ilodgcrs and Anion Theis.
The subject for debate was. "Resolved
that all immigration of the industrial and
commercial clascs should he prohibited
from lhe United States for a period of two
cirs." A. C. C. took the affirmative at
Abilene and the negative at Rrownwood.
The judges ut Abilene were Prof. Cox.
Judge Wagstuff. uml Mr. Moore LI. I).
Prof. Poole and Dr. llillsman of II. P.
HAS BEEN ISSUED
Abilene Christian College is to open
her doors for her second summer session
on the eighth of June. The first effort
at a summer school made last summer
In response to many calls for summer work
proved to he highly successful and this
summer's work will sec an extension and
enlargement of the field and scope of
the work oMcred.
Work in seven college departments in
the fine arts and in lhe preparatory school
will be offered to students. Students who
have finished the preparatory co-irse in
an unaffiliated school and tho$e who have
not quite finished it in an affiliated high
school will find here an excellent oppor-
tunity to work off tlrs summer college
entrance deficiencies before tho opening
of the fall session and thus prepare for
"ncnnditional college entrance without ex-
amination at the lima
An especial attraction to those who de-
sire to become teachers is found in the
recently passed certificate law which en-
able them to secure teachers certificates
with much more cac than before. Under
the new law Abilene Christian Collcg
confers the following cerlifieites: 1. The
students who finish the freshman year
miy receho either of two certificates; an
elementary certificate of the first class
valid for four cars or a high school
certificate valid for two ears. 2. The
sophomore students may receive cither of
two certificates; an eVnicnlary ccrtifi-
cue of the first class valid for six )ears
(heroines permanent after five years'
teaching) m a high school certificate of
the first class valid for four 5 ears. 3
The students of the junior )ear may re-
ceive a liiyh school certificate valid for
six years. 4. The giaduate may receive
u permanent certificate.
There are a few minor lestrietions but
the general idea may be gained by the
Visitor: "What delightful manners your
Mother (proudl)): "Yes. You see
she has been away from home so much."
"Many a case of love at first sight is
due to dim lights."
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