The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 15, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 14, 1926 Page: 4 of 4
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ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW AND
The Cinderella Bootery
Young Men's Meeting
JANUARY 18 1B2G G:15 P. M.
1. Of Our Ability for Christ Mntt. 25:14-30.
2. Of Our Money for Christ 2 Cor. 8:1-7; Mnl. 3:1G.
3. Of Our Time for Christ-Matt. 4:18-19; Eph. 6:10.
4. Of Our Prnyers for Christ Church Col. 1:3-9; 2:1.
Auditorium Room 7 Room 10
Leader Billio Bnnlstcr.. .. Marvin Carr Rea C. Dill
Song Leader Lawrence Clark Dannie Conley Sullivan Gibson
Reader Alton Boone ... . Jolinie Brown Harry Faulk
Prayer Herman Campbell . Fred Ashley ..Ross Givcns
1st Speaker Clarence Bryant. - Charlie Damron Bill Golden
2nd Speaker .. George Brown John Davis Willis Green
3rd Speaker W eldon Callan .. . Ross Dowkins Cecil Hill
4th Speaker Robert CofTman Acio Estes Henry Hogg
Faculty. . .. Bro. Showaltcr Bro. Nichols Bro. Walter Adams
CAMPAIGN NOW ON FOOT
TO HAVE FORMER "A"
CLUB PREXYS TOGETHER
At the tenth annual banquet
of the "A" Club which will bo
held nt tho closo of tho present
school year an effort will bo
made to have all of tho former
presidents of tho club present.
Among former presidents of
tho "A" Club now residing in
Ablleno aro found: Paul C. Witt
D. B. Rambo Walter Adams
Don Morris and Ernest Walls
tho president for this year. As
so many of tho former presi-
dents of tho "A" Club reside in
Abilene it is expected that
nearly all of them will bo on
hand to celebrate tho tenth an-
nual homecoming of "A" Club
FOR TENNIS TEAM
KRANER IS NEW HEAD
MILLHOLLAND AGAIN TO ENTER
RACE; MUCH GOOD NEW
MATERIAL ON HAND
DOUBLE L. BLAKNEY
CHOSEN PEP LEADER
TO SUCCEED PORTER
RETIRING LEADER RESIGNS ON
ACCOUNT OF ILL HEALTH
CHEMISTRY LAB RECEIVES
WHITE COATING OF ENAMEL
INSTRUCTOR SWEET MAKES
MANY CHANGES IN CHEM-
At a meeting of tho students held
Friday night to elect a new Yell
Leader to fill tho vacancy left by the
resignation of Harvey Porter Porter's
assistant Double L. Blnkney received
the support of the students as Yell
Leader with Mary Suo Cantrell con-
tinuing as an assistant and with
Mabel Harvey and John Davis being
chosen ns new assistants.
Resigns Because of Health.
The resignation of Porter cnme
as a distinct surprise to tho Pep
Squads. He was serving his second
year having received the honor of
being elected for the second time.
His resignation as presented was ns
follows: "I shall not be able to serve
longer ns Yell Leader." Harvey is a
senior and has long been nn outstand-
ing student in supporting athletic con-
tests. He was nn efficient leader and
did much towards organizing and
making tho Pep Squads both boys
and girls what thoy aro today. When
interviewed as to his withdrawal he
replied: "The condition of my health
and tho increased amount of work
that I am taking this term makes i
impossible for me to serve longer."
Blakncy Well Qualified.
Tho new leader-Double L. Blakney
is well experienced in his work and
it is expected that ho will direct the
cheering students with tho same de-
gree of efficiency as his predecessor.
Mary Suo Cantrell who had immedi-
nto charge of the girl's Pep Squad
will continue to serve as in the past.
Sho has as her assistant her high
school assistant Mabel Harvey. Mary
Sue and Mabel led yells for Abilene
High last year.
John E. Davis who will aid Blak-
ney with tho boys is a senior also.
John beat his opponent McFadden
out by only a few votes.
Regular meetings of the Pep Squad
aro being held in order that they may
become better organized and learn
a few new yells. All new students
aro urged to become members of tho
squads in order to make the best
possible showing in the oncoming
Among other improvements on the
campus during the holidays is the
remodeling of tho chemistry labora-
tory. Even on Christmas day Hubert
Sweet was "pouring it on" the lab
with a paint brush. Both the organic
and freshman laboratories are now
done up in white. Tho freshman side
is due another coat of paint yet which
is to be white ac'd proof enamel.
Tho floors of both looms are to be
finished in gray which color is to
come up tho walls part way to pro-
duco a wainscoating effect.
In addition to the painting there
has been a change in the piping which
will make the water and gas con-
nections much more convenient. The
stock room has been remodelled with
the installation of a system of shelves
and bins that will hold all supplies in
a convenient way. All supplies are
to bo passed through a window af-
fording a systematic way to. keep
check on all material.
Many passors-by have compliment
ed the work in saying that it is a
great improvement over the old dark
inconvenient place that it once was
whereas now the wails reflect the
light in such a way as to give tho
place a more cheerful atmosphere
(and to the majority the atmosphere
of a laboratory is never too cheer-
ful) even though tho air be laden
with the fumes of bromine and hy-
drogen sulfide. Another improve-
ment is the new "hood" a cabinet in
which such fumes may be housed
which in the futuro will prevent any
such offensive conditions in the lab-
oratory. This hood is also the work
of Hubert Sweet.
SENIOR CLASS INCREASES
MEMBERSHIP; MORE TO COME
192G bids fair to bo tho greatest
year in tho history of tho school for
tennis. Tho representatives of A. C.
C. in tho T. I. A. A. Tennis Meet
this year will very likely bo headed
by Lester Milholland of Vernon. He
represented A. C. C. in singles last
year nt Waxahachic. Milholland is
a sophomoro and has three moro sen-
sons to play tennis for his Alma
Several freshmen who have been
showing up pretty well in tennis
practico aro: Caskoy Livingstone
nnd Aubrey Manning of Coleman
Eddie Murray of Austin nnd Bill
Golden of Bowie.
Tho meeting of tho T. I. A. A.
Tennis nnd Track contests will be held
this year on May 14 nnd 16 with
North Texas State Teachers College
The Tennis and Track Meets last
year were held separately at Trinity
University Wnxahachie and South-
western University Georgetown. The
two meets are combined this yenr
which makes it better for all the
DRAMATIC CLUB WILL
PLAY "SPREADING THE
NEWS" AT NEXT MEET
A committo choson by tho minis-
terial students met last week and
constructed somo plans which thoy
hope will bo carried out by tho preach
ers of tho school. Among tho ac-
complishments of tho committco was
a complete program of lectures and
round tnblo discussions to bo staged
on each Friday night during tho
winter term nnd tho appointment of
Eugeno Krnner chnirman of these
It has been a custom for a number
of years in A. C. C. for tho preachers
to meet once a week nnd discuss or
listen to somo experienced man dis-
cuss somo of tho problems peculiar
to the life of a preacher. During
tho yonrs past theso meetings have
been conducted in various manners
nnd tho preachers are unanimous in
tho opinion that theso discussions
hnvo been of lnsting benefit to them.
In tho past tho leadership of those
mcotings has boon left to no one in
particular wtih tho result that the
meetings hnvo not been conducted ns
efficiently ns they might hnvo been.
Tho above mentioned committco hns
sought to make theso mcotings order-
ly and constructive by appointing a
man to servo each week during tho
winter term as leader of tho services.
Tho preacher boys aro very fortunate
in having in their midst n young mnn
of high character and ambition who
is well unlificd to fill this position.
Mr. Krnner who whs appointed to
this service hns dedicated his life
to tho prcahcing of tho gospel nnd is
now working his way through college
that ho may be a servant well pleas-
ing unto tho Lord. Krnner is spend-
ing his third year in A. C. C. and has
mado an envlnble record ns a stu-
dent and gentleman. He hns distin-
guished himself ns n thinker and
public speaker on many occasions
during his career here. Krnner is
not only a popular man among the
prenhcer students but he is hold in
high esteem by nil of the students.
NEW REPAIR MAN
REGULAR MEETING DATE
PROVIDED BY "A" CLUB
A moilon which passed at one of
tho recent mcotings of tho "A" Club
provides for a regular mcotlng time
on tho first Monday evening of each
month. Tho meetings aro to bo held
nt eight o'clock and will Inst for ono
Provious to this time tho "A" Culb
hns mot only nt tho call of tho presi-
dent. This 'system proved ineffi-
cient and it was thought by tho
members thnt tho club was not kept
before the students as it should be.
An effort will bo mado to securo n
high attendnnco of tho members in
order that tho present campaign of
equipping tho gym may bo' executed
as has been planned.
A progrnm committco consisting of
Don Morris nenry T. Hogg nnd
Burton Coffmnn was rippolntcd to nr-
rnngo for tho progrnms nnd keep
them posted in tho bulletin board of
tho club which Is kept in tho hall of
tho Administration building.
Tho "A" Club is nn honor organi
zation composed of students who
comply with its requirements of en
trance and represent tho college in
Boys if you wont shines thnt will
attract the Indies sco Dick the shine
DRINKS AND SODAS
BREWER AND QUARTETTE
ARE ENTERTAINERS FOR
Professor Chns. R. Brewer and the
college male quartette furnished tho
program last Monday evening at the
Presbyterian Church for tho banquet
of tho churchmen that was held in the
After a short prayer led by Dr.
Knox tho quartette sang "Closo Har-
mony" by "O'Hara. Then following
an appetizing dinner in which de-
licious sausages were the principle
attraction the quartette again sang.
This time they sang "Care Flies
From the Lad" nnd "Lullaby BIucb."
.Professor .Brewer then read some
humorous selections from Paul Law-
rence Dunbar and James Whitcomb
Riley nis readings were well re-
ceived and ho was accorded several
oncorcs by his hearers.
"Hiawatha's Melody of Love" by
tho quartetto then closed the enter-
tainment. At tho suggestion of Mr. Stephens
of tho Wostex Creamery toastmaster
Dr. Knox voiced tho appreciation of
the club for tho entertainment. He
spoko very highly of A. C. Q. and tho
work dono in tho institution.
Wo can make a sandpaper shoe
shine look liko a mirror.
GEORGE TUCKER Inc.
All great things grow nnd so the
senior class this term has advanced
much in numbers despite the fact
that two of its members have drop-
ped out. These two are David Ramsy
and "Prexy" Anderson. Anderson
is planning on returning nnd finish-
ing with the class in June and Rnmsy
has enrolled in Simmons. Last term
there wero twenty one members of
tho dignified class and this term that
number was increased to twenty nine.
Tho new members of tho senior class
are Miss Maxino Allen Mrs. W. O.
Davis Miss Fannio Shipp Mrs. W.
C. Sikes Clifton Brown Ross Daw-
kins Carl Fry and A. B. Morris.
Most of theso wore enrolled hero last
term nnd expect to finish with the
class in Juno or August. With this
increased enrollment nnd others who
aro expected to como in next term
tho class of Twenty Six promises to
be tho greatest in tho history of the
It is thought that by tho beginning
of tho spring term tho number of
seniors will have increased to a figure
well in ndvanco of the half hundred
mark. Fifty five roceived decrees
last year and fully that many if not
several moro will finish A. C. C. this
Tho next offering of the Dramatic
Club will bo mado Janunry 21 when
a large cast will present Augusta
Gregory's one-act play "Spreading
The action takes place in an Irish
country fair. Ono Jack Smith hay
fork in hand visits the fair for a
short time while on his way to the
hay field. He forgets his hay fork
when leaving and Bartley Fallon
pursues the farm boy to return tho
implement. Tho populace mistakes
his pursuit of courtesy for that of
murderous intent. Thinking Smith is
soon to bo killed a gossip is started
which as does all gossip gains enor-
mous proportions before the incident
is settled satisfactorily but not with-
Tho cast follows:
Jack Smith Ernest Witt
Bartley Fallon . E. L. Crawford
Mrs. Fallon Thalia Daley
James Ryan Ottie Goodwin
Shown Early Burton Coffman
Tim Casey. D. P. Shore
Mrs. Tnrpoy Odessa Ledbetter
Mrs. Tully Nell Hollar
Joe Muldoon Douglas Moss
A Removable Magistrate Frank Etter
NEW CHAPEL ROLL POSTED
Since Christmas it has been no
unusual thing to seo Ernest Witt
racing across the campus with a
screwdriver and a pipe wrench in his
hands. This is explained by the fact
that Harbert Hooker former general
repair men. is at present out of
school and that tho task of keeping
tho school repaired has fallen to Witt
and his assistant Hubert'.S. week Witt
and Sweot hro striving to keep tho
repair work progressing ns fast as
possible in order that no ono may be
worried with broken pipes furniture
bed slats etc. very long at a time.
President Baxter has given them
strict orders that they repair only
those things for which nn order has
been filed in the office and they say
they intend to observo this ruling
scrupulously so if students wish any
thing repnired they must first see the
president nnd file with him nn order
for the repair.
Two boys taking nn English ex-
amination: First Boy: "Great ScottI Who
Second Boy: "I'll tell you if you'll
tell me who the Dickens wrote the
Tale of Two Cities."
Robert Coffman: "Do you notice
any chango in me?"
Frank E: "No why?"
Robert: "I just swallowed a
Brother Morion: "Doesn't thnt
noiso in tho room above you annoy
Harvey: "Not a bit: I enjoy hav
ing a fuss mado over mo."
W. T. WILSON
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The new chapel roll was posted at
the beginning of tho week on the
faculty bulletin board. About the
only variation from tho roll of last
term was found in tho greater num-
ber classified as "seniors."
Sufficient time having elapsed for
the persons who should have been
seniors at the beginning of tho term
to work off extra hours needed tr
install them in the senior section the
now foil is found to bo considerably
fattened in thoso portions bearing
tho heading "upperclassmen." Con-
sequently all "underclassmen" have
been moved back a couple of rows ir
the chapel auditorium.
YELLOW CAB CO.
Phono 134 Phono 134
Helps Thoso Who Help Themselves!
BLAKNEY MGR. PRICKLY
PEAR WORKS AT TOURIST
Double L. Blakney head flnnnceer
of tho Prickly Pear college year book
has accepted ft position at the Tourist
Hotel as night clerk. Double will
continue his work on tho annual as
in tho past. His hours of work will
not interfere with his official duties.
Blnkney begins work each night at
eight o'clock and works until one
o'clock in the morning. He is well
experienced in tho hotel business
having worked nt his father's hotel
in Wichita Falls.
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I See NOBBY SHOE SHOP
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PALM BARBER SHOP
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while down town.
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Welcomes all students back to Abilene With best wishes
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