The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 1, Ed. 1, Thursday, September 22, 1921 Page: 2 of 4
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Wendell II. Dcdlchek Editor-in-Chief
Vera Ray... - - Assistant Editor
J. Mc Barnes Religious Activities Editor
Edwin D. Martin Business Manager
Fred Drown Assist. Business Manager
As the staff of the Optimist begins its
work for another year we wish to invito
the hearty cooperation of every member
of the student body of Abilene Christian
College. The Optimist is the student pub-
lication of A. C. C and as such It should
be made a true reflection of the thought
and life of the student body. Without co-
operation it will be Impossible to make
The Optimist does not belong to the
staff nor to any other set of students but
they are rather servants of the student body
and are honor bound to do their best to
moke the paper a success.
Miss Catn Is not only a graduate of David
Lipscomb College but Is also a graduate
of the Vnnderhilt School of Expression of
Two new members have also joined the
Department of Piano. They are Miss Lu-
etic Koiindtree and Miss Fay M. Dahncy.
Miss naiindtrcc received her advanced
training under Mr. Chas. Holm of the
Holm Music School Mr. Arthur Fried-
helm of New York City and Mr. Silvio
Sclontt of Chicago. She Is a former mem-
ber of the faculty of Ouachita College.
Arkadelphla. Miss Dabncy Is a former
student of Miss Ersklrf Long of Texas
Christian University and Mr II. II. lou-
tlermllk of Christian College Columbia
Mo. She Is also an accomplished singer.
Miss Bernlco Compere B. Mus. and
Miss Myrtle Dunn are again with the
Fine Arts faculty as heads of the depart-
ments of Violin and Voice respectively.
They need no Introduction to thoso who
were in A. C. C. last session. Miss Com-
pere states that the outlook for the best
Orchestra in tho history of the College is
very bright and Miss Dunn is again at her
old post with all the pep that she is noted
for. Miss Dunn lus been in Chicago dur-
ing the past summer where she did special
NOW ARE NOTED ON
A. C. C. CAMPUS
Pep Is that quality in a person which
makes him do things. It is the driving
force behind every successful individual.
'Die American Is characterized by his pep.
He docs things and docs them quick and
he who lacks pep is lost in the dusts from
the heels of his peppier countrymen.
We all have pep and we must learn to
use it properly. In other words lets all
display a large amount of pep for the pep-
less student body is also a miserable one.
Come on let's all get behind the Wildcat
eleven and stay behind them until they
have finished another victorious season.
DO YOUR BIT TO BEAT HOWARD
One of the most Important functions
which the Optimist may be made to per-
form is tho development of journalistic
lilwU- among the students. This is pri-
iihnU a Christian in-
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'Pe. of'TuW J&J& 'and most sadly neg-
lected fliUshkfijilien to the Christian
is the field of Christian Journalism. It is
to be hoped that many of the students of
Abilene Christian College will answer the
call of this field and that the Optimist
may be made to aid in their development.
"Lest ye forget" the Optimist can not
live without money. The subscription
price is very reasonable and it Is your
duty as a loyal student of A. C. C. to
subscribe at the earliest possible time.
One of the best things about A. C. C.
is its size. It is not too small nor is ft
too large to prevent the students and facul-
ty members from being as one big family.
Each one may know everyone else. Let's
all get acquainted as soon as possible for
by doing so those homesick spells will
Are you a musician? If you are then
keep your eye on the bulletin board for an
announcement of the initial rehearsals of
the Orchestra Band Glee Club and Chor-
Are you a yell leader? If Jou ore then
let It be known at the first pep meeting
for we should have a pep squad organized
at once. What about having a kind of
try-out for places on It?
Have you joined a Literary Society? If
not then join one next Saturday night
because you will never be sorry if you do.
FINE ARTS FACULTY
As Abilene Christian College begins Its
sixteenth sesston It might rightly boast of
one of the strongest Fine Arts faculties to
be found In any College In the Southwest.
The College of Fine Arts Is again under
tho direction of Mrs. J. P. Sewell who
also heads the Art Department. Mrs.
Sewell will again be efficiently assisted by
Miss Claire Tate.
In the Misses Lola Harklns and Frances
Cato the Department of Expression re-
ceive two members whose ability and
training are of tho very highest hype. Miss
HarktM comes direct from the Carrie
School of Express Reetofi Mass. and
i a Hf4om graduate of that (pout school.
During the past ten days several im-
provements which will afford much pleas-
ure to the students have been made on the
campus. The girls tennis courts have
been improved with new backstops and
the courts have been dragged and re-marked.
Tho need for additional courts for
girls was very apparent during last year
when the girls showed an exceptional In-
terest in this healthful and interesting
The two old courts just north of the
Administration building have been over-
hauled also. The backstops having been
repaired and the courts treated with a
liberal amount of salt to improve the sur-
face and prevent the growth of grass upon
Two swinging bars which wilt afford
the boys opportunity to display their acro-
batic skill have been erected just east of
Emergency Hall and the screen around
the basketball floor has been repaired.
Over at Practice School Mrs. Rambo
and Mies Rambo. have succeeded In hav-
ing several swings and seesaws erected for
the use of the coming men and women of
A. C. C. Several loads of nice clean sand
have also been hauled to the Practice
School and a sand bed has been prepared
for the entertainment of the primary kid-dies.
"So you have twins at your house John-
nie." "Yes's two of em."
"What have you named them?"
"Thunder and Lightning. Thai's what
pa said when they came to the house."
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 1, Ed. 1, Thursday, September 22, 1921, newspaper, September 22, 1921; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91202/m1/2/ocr/: accessed December 4, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.