The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 12, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 6, 1923 Page: 2 of 4
Pub(lhed "Weekly J.y tlio Student
Abilene Christian College.
cr had been gathered by the sound of the
The voice of this mute messenger of
just about everything would sound as the
sweet music from a golden throated or-
gan to hundreds of men and worrien who
A Tribute to the Substitute
A man through and through who train them for the hie battles on the
the campus for -a few short if hig enough to sacrifice himself for gridiron.
Entered as Second Class Matter August tyears and passed on toward 'the lines of Hxo 8oa V0wi 9 vvunng. tie IS Uie unsung hero.
1. "1912 at Post Office Abllene.Texau. battle closer to the frontr - ? V i d ' Wck8 "? U W "X" who is bi8 mm&l
The old bell is hallowed not because l""1 "'" ft u- ? maY wn w" s 19 snenuco sen.
luiiiuui uuiiuugu 111: iuiuwa uiui wimu 110 ra wo cog which turns mo anvC'
uuico Aaruinisirauon uuuaing ioom o . - . . 1.1. . ...
e v. i .1 n v (f c. 01 the metal of which it is composed but
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for the memories that are linked as close ul.u l'ru6 8vFn anu uc wiouucg. wiau pinion mui Keeps ino UJg en-
as its mas to the hearts of many a boy Jsed d that when the names of the gino running at full speed
and girl. Tl.o old bell ha. sent darts of hcroc3 0lno P1? d White are Without him all players would bo
anguish through hundreds of those who engraved in ovcriasting letters a ong second stringers.
: r-z r- Zr. ' w. w!.in. irf.iiiw Mnir. ii "e wans 01 uie Mall ot iame which there would be no undefeated
f?V iffiT'i!' zero-houf wheVsome professor was ched- always be established the seasons and there would be no joy
"""'- - ' ; Pri ffnhcr Ms 'cood nunlls around IU"U3 u "" lu "ucnul "ul la
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OPTIMIST Abilene. Texas.
; RUPERT B WATSON
JJrasswell Ultver Assistant Editor snoodng students near now nave ucen better endowed with skill physiques .
'U.-MWtJ-W-EdUte precptated though the laying of foreign d experience than ho has may havo lowh
.Cordon KenleyCirculation Manager hands upon the bell ropes. In times be- . . ... . . .
Oscar KcllyJLAsst Business Mgr. .tween tern old bugle has stood ns it n foc Uint w11 o worthy enough to are pi
uled to gather his good pupils around "U"U3 u "" 1UH hiuuciub uuu ma iur his iciioivs in winning n game.
hlnr;nndt proceed jb pour it on 'em with namo .not do were is tnc suu- no stands silently by when Uie
'questions both as general as the universe " thesccond string "man in any battle is on knowing every play and
and a pointed a. a needle. In the wee col'cfi sPrt: ( . knowing many of the fine points of
sma' hours o' the mornln' the lusty voice Day nftcr day hoKks to the train- the game but still seeing others out
of the metal messenger has suddenly swung ing ground to fightiy a all his might here with the honor of fighting for
Cecil Noel.............Assistant Editor into action much to the discomfort of in order Umt the mcii who have been . L . Btuacnt8'
Brasswell Oliver Assistant Editor snoozing students. Near riots have been tcttcr endowed with skill physirmo 1 t never murmurs.
'W.ii!riMjL.i :-.". . .. At.i-vAu. 1 .1 1. .u. i....: r .!.. . . " . Biwiu iibuiuu Lest ive forcct these unsunc heroes
om we owe so much these words
1 m ... gana$now silent. Holding 11 seems mo 1
DEFEAT. pent' up energy that'll is posible for it came back to scKool'in 1921 and remained Daniel Dakcr and Howard Payne those in-
to show in such a vociferous way. For during the entlro session. At the present stitutlons would not consider tho season
' Tho old saying "The man worth .while during the past few days the old bellhas time ho Is connected with a 'firm JkxFort a . successful one.
is the man that can smile when everything been given as pension Ernest' has stopped Worth. ' ' . -v f. w? It had been announced that Hill Would
goes dead wrong" is as true as ever and rushing to tho tower hour by hour to- jerk The third and last member of tho fam- not be in school next Fall but ho says
.there was never a better time for men to the rope for a class bell and a modern ily to appear upon the scene was' A. C. that ho may come back take his degree
.go under tho test given in this old adage electric clock and bell tystcm has been 'younger brother of tho two girls who land- in the Fall term and if he docs he will
last Thursday at Stephcny'llle when the installed which is regulated from far-off cd in September 1918. Then a second be ready for his fourth season with tho
Unbeaten Wildcats were defeated by the Atlanta. - - year academy student A. C. has stuck football team.
.John Tarleton eleven. Tarleton was fight- However' tho old bell will remain a through since that time wlth the execo- It'has been learned that a fourth mem-
jing with all her might. The Wildcats wero silent surveyor of all lhat'h'appens'.here- t'lon 0 "the first five months' of the 20-21 ber of the family Dallon will enter school
probably a little over-confident when the abouts only to bo used when there is session and will take his degree either hero probably next year. He has tho mak-
game opened but in a very few minutes cause to 'rejoice over victory: or any other next summer or' next- Chrlstmis. Ho ingg of a second A. C. in athletics
.this feeling was gone. joyful occasion. has been a mainstay of the baseball A. C.'s ambition is to coach a football
. There was no doubt that the trip of tho Long live the old bell which has stood team for three seasons not to speak of two team that will play as docs the ACC team
previous day through tho muddy roads be- on the campus for more than eight years seasons as a Kitten and for three years He has other ambitions also and judging
itwecn Abilene and Stcphenville had caused and which was used as a fire bell before has been a star on the football team. A. from surface indications ho will achieve
the men to go stale to a great extent that timet May the memories of all that C. has seen days as one West Texas' very them. He always has. Suppose he always
There were .other things which went against it has heralded and celebrated be preserved best pitchers and at present although he will. ' "V
the Wildcats which could not be helped in the hearts of us every one who lias holds down the first sack part of the' time ' Next Ahledce.
by the players. Taken all in all there ever been directed in any way by the is a real valuable member of the pitching
A. C. C. FAMILIES
THE FAIR STORE
Peggy O'Neil Dresses Hats Furs
never was a more pitllul circumstance voice ot the bell.
than that into which the Wildcats suddenly
.found themselves Thanksgiving.
. No matter how great the team there is
.always one team that can defeat it who-
ther by means of the breaks of the game It has been ten years since Elizabeth
or because of sheer superiority in strength. (Jo) Hill entered A. C. C. in the academy.
The former was true in the John Tarleton She taught school in different places and
.game according to scores who witnessed went to school at different times for sev
tho affair both A. C. C. students and eral years atid took her' degree here with
many who never were connected with ci- the first Senior .College class in 1920. Last
ther school in any way. summer she' was in Columbia University
The Optimist did. not bogln this edl- and at the present Is teaching in the High
...ioHalM.a means of apologiring for the School Wichita Foils.
E?M.. T stOT'ofho.game-jwa puh- Tho faraiiyfMnwjothe Hill delegation
;iiM.JrtkiBke;klowfah.to cM ItfitflowJ'Pai&'.Tifo second member of
AfWtaMloVtbltiie tgcwhichre'slenlfi- the family to come hero was Tress'le-who'
.e only game this year. eflleredthool during tho 17-18 sewTon.
ji There-have been moments whenohe ih; JTre. was. ono of the mot likeabje (girls
(ulyldual players as well as tlie team as a in school a talented pianist and .sinco
-.whole .hayrae to great heights through leaving1 school has held positions of re-
' .feats of skill and nerve on the gridiron but sponsibility in tho business world. She
to us there was never a moment during the
.season when the old team showed better -
stuff than immediately after the Tarjeton
.touchdown had been scored. Tarleton
kicked-off to A. C. C. and the Wildcats
stung by the thought of having been push-
ed back ncroftii their nwn nnal Itn ittil not
quit and call it a loss but tore into the Opposite P. 0. 933 N. 3rd.
Farmers with all four claws and with a . .
very few moments placed the ball within
easy striking distance of the enemy goal. .
Then the umpire assessed a penalty against
the Wildcats a pass was tried and barely
missed. Again the Wildcats came back at
the Farmers and took . ibe. ball to the -two
yard lhe there to lose it again.
"The metf showed the VtufT that makes
real mem They had been victorious every
tfmo they had gone onto a battle field this
season. They had been scored on but
once. They were used to victory and all
too often such a team is apt to quit when
ft finds itself behind in tho battle and
'many times the members show a very bad
spirit. Dut A. C. C. has reason to be
really proud of the men of the 1923 Wild-
They lost and took It like men. They
W but they fought to tho bitter end.
JTiey are now planning for another season.
If there ever was a time when everything
went dead wrong it was Thursday. If
'there ever has been a man who showed
real nerve and real old stay-in-there-itive-hess
the Wildcats showed it then.
May A. C. C. athletics always teach such
lessons as this ono.
staff. In Brownwood there arc two col- Jesse Mao Sewell Dont cry Jack you
leges that will testify to his prowess on will get your reward in the end.
tho old slab. If a baseball season rolled Jack Scwcll Boo-hool That's just where
around without Hill taking a same from I always get it I
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THE OLD BELL
Bells ring when men are married and
S&hen'-tfiey tlie 'There'. aro' belli th'at tell
'of fires and others that signal the ap-
proach of the "hoodlum wagon." They
are used to wake us up and to tel us
when to retire in the evening. A bell
may be used as a timepiece a danger
sgnal or a mere noise maker.
There is an old bell hanging in a low
tower at the northeast corner of the. Ad-
ministration building of A. C. C. that has
J)een used for all the things enumerated
above except that of tolling off the years
of the life of one deceased.
It has given the metallic sound that has'
pierced the air here about thousands of
times to call them to work and to worship.
Boy's and girls have wept for joy as it
tolled off news of some notable victory
of the Purple and White. Happy one's
have marched to the Altar' to take tlie
everlasting vows of marriage after onlook-
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 12, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 6, 1923, newspaper, December 6, 1923; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91275/m1/2/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.