The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 11, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 1, 1921 Page: 2 of 4
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1'uhllshcd Weekly by llie Students ol
Aliilcnc Christian College.
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Oflice Abilene Texas.
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OPTIMIST Abilene Texas.
their Bchool or to their fellow students.
Wore Poor English
Well Sophomores you might as woll
listen to jour English as the Seniors. This
is what wc heard tlio other dayi
"Me and my old lady bought us a cake
the other day and wc set right down and
et every bite of it before we mocd."
Member of Texas Inter tollcgiatc Press
Wkmihi II. Dkdiciikk Editor-in Chief
Vm HY Assistant Editor
J. McIlvvaim: Hvhms Religious Activities
Edwin I) Maiitin ltusincs Manager
Fnni Ilium N Asst. Ilusiness Manager
jAMt II. CltlLlmtSS
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Di f II. Hamiio
Dn I.Alt Piiilpott
. . Personals
W Club Reporter
A Club Reporter
. . Senior Editor
Are You Scruitiie?
Are you ever embarrassed by jour ex-
treme sensitiveness? Are you ever cut
In llie ijulck by some remark which some
one innocently makes? If so you know
what a great hindrance it is to bo sensl
live. You can get over your sensitiveness
by merely getting your mind oil the sub
ji'ct. Doctor Frank Crane who is familiar
with human nature says that anyone can
get over their sensitiveness.
Dr. Crane made a wonderfully wise
statement when he said: "Ilefuso to be
offended by what is said to or about you
People like to say cutting things and us-
ually do not mean them."
What if they do say them! And what
if they even mean them! It isn't what
other people say that counts it's what
Think of the ball player. What would
happen to him if he listened to all the
mean things said about him? He would
bo constantly climbing around in the
grsniUtand "with a ball bai in !U hand
looking for heads to smash. And the far-
ther he climbed the more reason the
crowd would have to guy him. While if
he stayed on tho diamond and knocked a
two-lugger the jeers might change to
'1 he same thing is true in school in life
nr anywhere else. The fellow who saws
wood has insured himself in the best
possible way against tho whisperings of
those on the sidelines.
Don't even stop to tell unfriendly crit-
ics to go to the deuce. Just THINK it
ami go on with your rat-killing. You'll
i-oon find that sensitiveness is not bother
Iiy J Mclluaine flames.
BRICKBATS AND BOUQUETS
Art' You u Scab.''
Practically eveiy student of the College
is reading llie Optimist each wetk while
only one bundled thirty have paid for
their paper. It is obvious that each copy
is being lead by ecveral students.
Han it never ociurred to you that you
aie -bilking your duly i Without the sup-
port of the sludcnls The Optimist cannot
i'Nt. 'I he 0itimit belongs to the slu
dcnls of Abileno Christian College. It is
tint tho properly of the Faculty nor the
slalT. 'I be stall was fleeted by the lep-
itcnl.iliifc of the student body best fitted
to know who to elitt i: The Press Club.
Eaih student should feel that the paper
belongs to him.
If you are not pleased with the paper
then tell it to the stall. If you aie pleased
Willi it then bt it be known by doing your
full duty tovvuid it.
G. A. T. A.
Perhaps some have thought that the
G. A. T. A. subsided but such is not the
case. The members arc allvo and very
much so too. Last Wednesday evening
the members of the Club who arc in school
(tho Club was permanently organized dur-
ing the session 1919-20) met and began
the work of organizing in tho room of Miss
Ellmorc and Miss Hay at Daisy Hall. Two
girls were unanimously elected to mem-
bership in tho organization Miss Vcrlie
Woolscy and Miss Tolinc Russell being
the honored ladies. Miss Lola Harkins
who has endeared herself to all the stu-
dint body was chosen as sponsor. Miss
Vera Ray was elected president for the
A delightful course of pimento sand-
wiches fruit salad and jam cake was
served. Many new plans were made and
dNcusscd but further establishment of
rules and regulations was deferred until
the next Saturday night when new mem-
bers will be present.
Formal announcements were sent to the
newly elected members and to the spon-
sor. All three accepted the Club's invi-
tations. On the following Saturday evening the
Club met in the room of Mises Alexan-
der and Woolsey. A delightful course of
toast fruit salad mid veal loaf sandwiches
was served. The following constitution
was passed upon:
"Wc the members of the Girl's Aid to
Athletic Club do solemnly pledge our-
silves to carry out the following rules to
the best of our ability.
Article I. Purpose in regard to athletics.
Section 1. To aid all iilhleles (a) On
the field (h) Financially.
Article II. Purpose in regard to mem-
bers. Section 1. To establish fidelity and
Section 2. To cultivate refinement.
Section 3. To encourage the use of
Section 4. To establish loyalty (a) To
the school (b) To club members.
Article III. Purpose socially.
Section 1. In regard to members (a)
Not to exceed eight in number (b) New-
members to be initiated formally at the
beginning of the Fall term each year (c)
To keep in touch with old members (d)
To bold regular weekly meetings.
Section 2. Annual anivrrsary banquet.
Section 3. Social functions to be pro-
vided for different athletic features.
Article IV. Requirements of members
Section 1. Each member must attend
Section 2. Each member must wear a
Section 3. Each member must own a
"Tho crown of the wise is their riches;
but the foolishness of fools is folly"
"A wise man foarclh and departed) from
evil; but the fool rageth and is confi-
dent." "A gentle tonguo Is a tree of life; but
pcrseverscness therein Is a breaking of
"A soft answer turncth away wrath j but
a grievous word stirrcth up anger."
"A merry heart doclh good like a medi
cine; hut a broken spirit drlcth tho
"A fool's mouti is his destruction and
his lips arc the snare of bis soul."
"The words of a tale-bearer ore as
wounds and they go down into the inner-
most parts of the belly."
"How much better is it to get wisdom
than goldl Yea to get understanding is
rather to be chosen than silver."
"He that Is slow to anger is better than
the mighty; And he that rulcth his spirit
than he that takcth a city."
"He that refuseth correction despiseth
his own soul; Hut he that licarkenclh to
reproof gctlcth understanding."
"He also that is slack in his work Is
brother to him that i9 a destroyer."
"A good name is rather to be chosen
than great riches; And loving favor rather
than silver and gold."
FINE ARTS STUDENTS
PRESENTED IN RECITAL
with every KAHN-MADE-TO-MEASURE SUIT.
Get busy at once cash in on this sensational
money-saving offer which is for a limited time
1062 North First
On Tuesday evening Nov. 2t 1921 at
7:30 o'clock a recital was given in the
College Auditorium by the Conservatory
Department. The program follows:
1. (a) Croon Croon Undcrneat' de
Moon Clulsam ; (b) Raining Dallodils
I'rothcs.A. C. C. Choral Club.
2. Minuet op. 14 No. PaJcrcuski.
George A. Kliugman Jr.
3. A Kiss In the Dark Anon. Merle
4. Minuet in G.liccthoien. Walter
5. America Arr. Rolje. Norcne Wales.
(. (a) Adoration-iftojiM; (b) A Child's
Prayer Ilasokd. Marian Klingman.
7. The Joalous Wife (Reading) Anon.
II. Pendant la Valse Caprice Lack:
9. Sonatina op. 100 No. 3 Dvorak.
10. The Finger of God "iVe. A
play in one act. Characters: Strickland
Rcnson a girl. Scene: At Strickland's.
Read by Mary Ellmorc.
11. Rustle of Spring Siiiding. Leon-
Each number of the program was splen-
didly rendered. During the presentation
of the sixth number the lights suddenly
went out but Miss Klingman sang very
beautifully as if nothing out of tho ordi-
nary bad happened. The lights did not
conic on until during the tenth number
but the performers had continued with
the program by the light of two gas stoves
on the stage.
Much talent in the Fine Arts is present
in A. C. C. and the strong group of in-
structor are developing it rapidly.
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PICTURES AND PICTURE FRAMING i
Who did not until e the size of the au-
dience which heard the itvitul lendeied
by students of the College of Fine Arts
in the Audiloiium last Thursday 'I banks-
We have beard loyalty to eaih other
advocated almost every day since the open-
ing of school. Some of us who do not
display that quality very will have advo-
cated it ourselves.
Went to the Ku Klux parade? Well
there seems to he a need for a miniature
Ku Klux In a certain college in this city
for those who do seem to feel that they
should not show any spirit of loyalty to
Some sport writers might make prayer
in athletics or forensics a matter of lev-
ity. In doing so the difficulty of en-
countering Centre College's record is met.
It is not for the critic to conjecture as to
the extent of Providential protection se-
cured by prayer preceding a contest on
the gridiron. Nn one knows how deep and
sweeping are those laws which the Creator
uses to guide and bless his creatures.
There are laws governing the movernments
of society that can only he comprehended
and apprehended by the Omnipotent One.
Hut it is neither an approach to sacrilege
nor a reproach to reverence to say at
least that prayer before a contest has a
psychological effect. It is a significant
fact that the world war's greatest hero
is a devout Christian. Prayer and piety
push aside selfish alms. It clears the desk
for action. It brings teamwork because
it eliminates vainglory substituting prop-
er confidence. It develops tho proper
attitude toward art opponent. Prayer odds
virtue and prepares a contestant subjectively.
Ha Mae Hobbs spent the week end with
her homefolks in Rowden.
Misses "B" Stanley and Gladys HIckey
pent the week end at Snyder. They were
entertained by relatives of Gladys Mickey.
Ruth Ivy spent the week end with home
folks in Tuscola.
Mr. Tom Phillips has been very ill the
last week but the reports say that he is
improving Wc ate- very glad to hear that
and hope that ho will bo with us in a
few days ready for work.
The term exams are coming and all
the boys and girls arc staying with their
work. This is the reason that this part
of the paper is running low.
Say boys ask Watson about his love
affairs in Alabama and also about his
Infernal machino. They are the things
that bother him most. Try and see if you
can help him out on the deal.
The other day Aubrey Huddleslon went
In the Plggly WIggly to get something.
After he had stayed In there for an hour
or more Curtis went to sec what had hap-
pened. He found Hud backed up in one
corner. Curtis asked him what he was
doing be said that he hud stopped to get
his wind. Curtis said that Hud bad went
around llie same shelf thiily-llirce times
and he wauled to know how many sbclvts
were in one of those "joints."
Dean Speck (in chapel) : "I've been
asked to reserve u few minutes for some
student announcements but before I give
them I'll ask the Cats and Kittens to get
out of the Chapel Hall. Scat!"
Richard K. "Yes those conditions ex-
ill all foreign countries. New Mexico
California und "
MULE BARN BRAYS.
Joe Lee Smith: Say you are an old
student around here aren't you?
Illll: Yes why?
Joe Lee: Well is Fort Worth as big
Faeries Wells: I don't believe in cam-
Earl Brown: What 'ud you do with 'em?
Wells: Make 'em a date for the fol-
ZELLNER HALL ZEPHYRS.
We are sorry to report that following
have been ill in Zellner Hall: Mrs. Kate
Reagan Ruby Powell Maudo Nelson Myr-
tle Harrell Sybil Henderson and Sylvia
Among the visitors at Zellner Hall dur-
ing the past week was Miss Estes' mother.
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