The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 15, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 14, 1926 Page: 3 of 4
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Tho qunrtotto will take a short trip tomorrow with the local Chamber of Commprce.
In tho absence of A. Walls CoiTmnn will substitute at baritone.
Forty Men Report to Weems
for First Workout in Track
A. C. C. TRACK MEN;
HAS MUCH MATERIAL
COACH WEEMS PLANS CHAMP
IONSHIP TKACK TEAM; GETS
DOWN TO WORK
About forty men reported to Conch
Eddie Weems former T. C. U. track
stnr and holder of tho T. I. A. A.
rccord in the hnlf mile Tuesday at
one o'clock. Enthusiasm was much in
cvidenco and liberal plans were laid
for tho building of a chnmpionship
track tenm. After some discussion
Ross Dawkins of Abilene wns chosen
captain of tho tenm.
Much material of known and un-
.known nbility was on hand for the
first meeting. There were over n
dozen who have held down positions
on high school track tenms and some
materinl thnt is known to bo good
outsido of that.
Coach Weems promised a number of
track meets upon tho condition that
everybody out would work. "I bo-
lievo that we have material in this
room thnt can lower the T. I. A. A.
twnrds in more than one event" said
Conch Weems. "Let our motto bo
"If I cannot win I will make tho fel-
low in front of mo break tho record."
Work started Tuesday at three-
thirty and nil is enthusiasm and pep
toward tho production of a winning
With tho conching nbility of Pro-
fessor Weems nnd with tho spirit of
loyalty nnd pep thnt is provnding the
enmpus in n way found only in Abi
i rhrlstian College THERE IS NO
AcnM WHY A. C. C. SHOULD-
NOT WIN THE TRACK CHAM!
ART CLUB ORGANIZES
CLUB TO MAKE A STUDY OF
SOME EMINENT ARTISTS
Teh Art Club was organized Tues-
day It is composed of all of tho
art students. Its purpose is to study
So life and works of the famous
nrUsts and become fami Itor wj
gorno of tho grent mmwv" --
nhn also is to advance the interest
nnd study of art in A. O. U
Tho dub will bo very peppy and
full of enthusiasm for it means to do
some real work from tho very begirv-
nlng. Tho member have decided to
have distinguished sweaters. It to
advised that everyone watch carefully
for their first appearance.
Tho officers elected were: Pre-
.lent Emory Morris; vice president
K'er Peters; secretary and treasur-
er Ailcen Showalter; reporter Thalia
Daiton Hill: "Say last night I
put W nn around! my girl tan
U Theo: "Geo! whnt an arm."
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WITT E. WALLS
i IKE GRIZZLE'S GRITS
Too often our worst enemy
lives In 'he little house between -our
nose and our chin. :
Religion hides many mischiefs from
suspicion. '' '
All the world is n bused in an
Men's evil mnnners live in brass;
their virtues we write in water.
Man ntands nmnzed to sec his
deformity in nny other creature
Senrch the heads of tho grent rivers
in the world you will find them but
bubbles of water.
A politician is the devil's quilted
There's no deep vnlley but near
some great hill.
Heaven-gates arc not so highly
arched as prince's palaces; They
who enter there must go upon
Tho weakest arm is strong enough
thnt strikes with tho arm of justice.
Ho who first made the most of him-
self wns best fitted to make some-
thing of others.
A young man thinks to "sec
life" by visiting places of vice nnd
sin. There he sees only the lees
and dregs of sin tho wrecks of
manhood nnd womnnhood. Docs
ono study architecture by visit-
ing hovels nnd squalid cabins?
WILDCAT BAND PLANS
SEVERAL ROAD TRIPS
Tho present year bids fnlr to seo
tho best bnnd over before developed
in tho college Tho Wildcat musicians
are progressing rapidly under tho
supervision of Gibson and at the
present rate of advancement will be
ono of tho best orgnnlzntions of its
kind In West Texns.
Already tho Abileno Chnmber of.
Commerce has recognized tho ability
of tho band by taking it on a trado
trip. Two other advertising cam-
paigns nro now being planned. Tho
most important excursion under con-
sideration Is ono to Lubbock tho
twenty-first of February tho dato of
tho Matador-Wildcat basketball skir-
mish. By journoying overland ex-
ceptional opportunities for tho adver-
tisement of A. C. C. would bo offered.
Tho trip to Wnxahachlo In tho spring
with tho bnsebnll squad has also been
given considerablo attention.
NEW MASCOT IS CAGED
WILDCAT GETS TAME
CAT IS VISITED OFTEN
ilrs. Bob Thomas tho now wildcat
mascot OfAi C. C. is at homo in her
now" cage located Just to the renr of
tho .college bookstore. A- Mlving
npratmont trimmed witrrheavy. poul
try t"wirq" denotes tho .spacious domi
cile of Madam Thomas.
No little comotion wns caused
nmong eager spectntors a few dnys
ago when it wns nnnounceu innt n
new lndy hns arrived to sponsor the
Wildcnt tenms for the oncoming bns-
ketbnll senson. It wns then thnt the
savage mistress mndo her debut in
The homo of tho feline leader is a
two roomed affnir. She has at her
disposal a living room of rocks piled
up with a smnll hole at tho base to
accomodate the cat in tho most in-
clement wenthcr. This seems to be
tho lady's favorite abiding place until
darkness arrives and the she prefers
tho inverted box apartment where she
can have more room to devour the
dining hall steak.
Widow Thomas is becoming more
and more reconciled to the large num-
ber of daily visitors who continually
call by to seo her new home. Among
her guests nre- sngncious faculty
members who advance new theories
as to how her living conditions can be
made more pleasant. Then there are
rudo little boys who like to fret the
cat and throw harmful foods into her
cage. Sho also receives a few
"bravo" girls who venture up real
close to her cage only to scream when
a mischievous slime imitates tho at-
tacking feline. All of these visitors
Mrs. Thomas receives with feline
Since her nrrlvnl on tho campus
last week from Lnmpnsas County
where sho was captured by Raymond
Howard ono of tho students of A. C.
C to her has been given tho respon-
sibility of carrying on tho work of
her predecessor Bob Thomas whose
remains were interred on tho college
campus two years ago.
IN M'UUNALU HALL
The bath rooms of McDonald Hall
have recently been undergoing qulto
a bit of change. Tho old plumbing
hus been torn awny and new pipes
have been placed in its plnce. In
addition to this ench compnrtment
hns been lined with lend sheeting and
then covered with a substantial layer
of concrete. When tho work is finish-
ed it promises to bo fixed permanent-
ly against freezing of pipes and leak-
ing through tho plaster duo to in-
L. L.: "Tho boys and girls of tho
junior class are not what thoy used
Schley: "No they used to be
cnt baseball pitcher returned to school
this week. He will be eligible for
baseball in the spring. His return
increases tho A. C. C. prospects for
n winning team materially.
DOES NOT RETURN
CAPT. BENNIE BEALL
Among tho old students who did
not return this term is Bennio Benll
captain of the 1925 football team.
Although out of tho game tho big
gest part of the season on account of
injuries sustained in the second game
he did some good playing.
Benll did not mention nny pnrti-
culnr date when he would return but
tho students nre all anxious that he
return in time to enter tho gridiron
contests here in the fall.
DEAN OF WOMEN REMINDS
GIRLS OF REGULATIONS
Miss Nelson called the first girls'
meeting of tho year on last Saturday
morning to inform the new students
of the latest regulations regarding
dress dates etc. and to remind some
of tho old students who had forgotten
It has been decided that if A. C.
C. girls nre to set n stnndnrd for
others there must bo some ruling
nbout tho length of tho dresses.
Therefore all dresses must bo three
inches below tho knees. It is the
purpose of tho school to have high
moral standards for both girls and
boys and it is for this reason the
rule is being put into practice.
Objections? Yes by a fow but
those who wnnt to uphold tho Chris-
tlnn Collego ideals do not object to
a little length in their dresses.
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You Look You Best After You Havo Visited
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Mrs. W. R. Truss R. N.
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ATHLETIC AND SPORTING
TENNIS RACKET RE-STRINGING!
Above is tho picture of the man
who promises A. C. C. a great track
team if ho can but secure the neces-
snry cooperation. His record is too
well known to demand comment.
LAST SEASON'S LETTER
MEN IN GLEE CLUB NOW
WEAR NEW "C" SWEATERS
There have always been a great
number of different kinds of "C"
sweaters worn in A. C. C. but of
late a fow more of an entirely new
cllnracter have been added. The Glee
Club letter men of 1925 ordered
swentcrs for the letters awarded for
faithful work last year and arc now
Tho' sweater Is a whre jawoy Up
over with purplo cuffs." andy-ncck.
Thio eight inch block lctte"r"nd4 n lyre
insert nnd presents n very cffectlvo
combination with tho white back-
ground. Tho Glee Club season of 1925 wns
very successful nnd marks the begin-
ning of the awarding of letters in the
club. Tho club hns nttnincd n prom-
inence in school nctivities which
merited this action on tho part of the
school. Very few schools compari-
tively speaking offer letters for work
in this lino this making recognition
even more prized and adding honor
to tho wearing.
To letter in Gleo Club ono must
bo present at every practice unless
sick or out of town nnd must make
advancement sufficient to wnrrant
the director's recommendation for
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 15, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 14, 1926, newspaper, January 14, 1926; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91343/m1/3/: accessed May 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.