The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 13, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 20, 1927 Page: 1 of 4
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WILDCATS MINISTER DOUBLE DRUBBING TO CORDELL TEAM
McMurry College Celebrates Opening of New Gymnasium Monday
m. i-. - Mmmirin'f
DR. HUNT IS1N CHARGE
OF FORMAL OPENING
OF NEW GYMNASIUM
JMAYOIt COOMBES AND JUDQE
SCARBOROUGH ARE THE
SWIMMING POOL BE ADDED
Two Exhibition Basketball Games
Played at Opening
The formal opening of the Mc-
Murry gymnasium wna attended by
approximately 600 s(udents and
townspeople Monday ovenirfg- tand
was featured by band music oratory
and exhibition basketball. Mayor
Chas. E. 'Coombcs and Judge Dallas
Scarborough were tho speakers.
President J. W. Hunt presided over
tho ceremonies and In a short Intro-
ductory talk stated that it watf the
present intention of tho Boatyl of
Trutsees to add a swimming pool to
the bpildlng next year and place face
brick on tho structure to correspond
with the general plan of campus
Ho then prcsontaed Mayor Coombcs
who made an address of nn exceed
' ingly humorous nature no expressed
pleasure In having tho honor of speak-
ing at tho official opening ceremonies
and congratulated President Hunt
and the student body on the comple-
tion of the new building. In tho courso
of his witty speech he made tho re-
mark that in his opinion every foot
ball squad and gymBasium should
have an educational institution con-
nected with Jt. . v
Judge Scarborough recounted tfie
early days of planning of McMurry
after being introduced by President
Hunt. Ho told of the competition of
tho "blue-print college 'with a short
line railroad project and declared
that he would rather have McMurry
College than a dozen short line rail-
roads. "Dr Hunt was a man with vis-
sion who knew what tho city needed"
the Bpcaker said.
"Football basketball and baseball
are the things around which college
spirit is built" Judge Scarborough
averred "and if the students will ral
ly around these sports and stick to
the schools of our country our coun
try is saved."
"Colleges brought tho happiness
and spirit that tho American youth
enjoys" ho said. "Thoy teach him
to- bo honest and absolutely on tho
square which is tho thing really
worth while and there is no place
where he gets that training as in ath-
letics. A lecture is worth only half
as much as tho spirit of giving your
foo a fair deal" ho stated.
Let's stay behind this college and
see that McMurry plays hor part in
developing right ideals and the right
typo of citizens" tho speaker con-
cluded. Two exhibition games of basket-
ball were played between four Mc-
Murry teams following tho oratory.
Music by the Original Indian Band
throughout the program added much
to the zest of the affair.
STANDLEE MITCHELL TO
READ "THE VALIANT"
SUndleo Mitchell will read "The
Valiant" by Hallsworthy Hall and
Robert JUddlemass tonight at Dra
matic Club which will start prompt
ly at 7 o'clock
This is a one act playi which has
proved to bo quite successful and has
enjoyed a vast amount of popularity
for the last few years in Central arid
Eastern States. Tho play is a trag-
edy and the characters aro quite real
In their Interpretation.
Mr. Mitchell hag read here many
times before having recolved his di-
ploma last August from tho Speech
Arts Department. His personality
awl ability to-read are commented on
by1 all who have over heard him and
tUs program promises to be very en-
Paul Southern went to Olden last
Sunday and preached at both the
Bvoraiag aad evening hourWUat-
ttniia HtYHM were report. .
DAN MOODY AND WIFE
TAKE CHARGE OF THE
Dan Moody and his wife aro now
masters of tho governor's mansion at
Austin. In accordance with former
customs immediately nfter tho in-
auguration tho governor was placed
in chargo of the homo which he and
Mrs. Moody" will occupy.
Mrs. Moody is well-known in Abi-
lene having made her home hero pre-
vious to her wedding. Sho is a
graduate of Simmons nUivcrsity nnd
was at ono tlmo editor of the Sim-
mons Brand tho college publication.
The peoplo of Texas Will bo.cspecially
Interested in her since she has' been
quoted as saying "Dan nnd I aro
going to do our best to live within
the governor's income."
Dan's inauguration marked tho end
of Mrs. Ferguson's reign nnd tho
populace of Texas awaits the ntti-
tudo of the new governor with interest
MONTHLY MEETING OF
X CLUB WAS HELD
LAST MONDAY NIGHT
Tho regular monthly meeting of the
"A Club" was held last Monday even-
ing with an excellent attendance.
.Roll call was answered by a joke
supposedly new from each member.
Claude Sikcs gave and inspirational
talk as to his ideas of "What tho 'A
Club' Shouia Do." It is undoubtedly
true that the ideals of
ic ideals of such.a club are
a rifghesftV ThTese ideals
should bo kept constantly before tho
students in order to reach a condition
which is most desirable.
An impromptu debate upon ono of
the most vital subjects near to the
heart of youth furnished a great
amount of fun and diversion.
Tho last speaker of tho evening was
Bro. Wccmcs vwho spoke upon tho
ideals of tho club and an appreciation
of its activity of the past and its' de-
sires of the future.
PANHANDLE CLUB TO HOLD
ANNUAL BANQUET AT THE
TOURIST NEXT TUESDAY.
Following last year's precedent ahd
an idea at that time adopted the Pan-
handlo club will banquet at the Tour-
ist Hotel next Tuesday ovening at
eight thirty. Millard Humphrey will
presido as toastmastcr by virtuo of
his presidency of the club. With an
cxcolient four courso dinner ar
ranged and with J Eddlo Weems en
gaged as the after dinner speaker a
very enjoyable ovening seems inevi-
Rea Dill met his regular appoint
ment at Bradshaw last Lord's day.
Bro. Bell .filled his regular Sunday
appointment with church at Baird
Purple and White are Least
Used Colors in College or
In a new feature of the 1927 World
Almanac just issued it is disclosed
that Purple and White the official
colors of Abilene Christian college
are among the least used of the many
color combinations adopted by col
leges ad universities of the United
States and Canada.
More than COO institutions' colors
aro given in the table. Abilene Chris-
tian College appears at the head of
tho entiro list which is arranged al-
phabetically Tho next institution
whose warriors both athletic and
forensic battle under the "purple of
loyalty and the white of truth and
right" is Amherst of Amherst Mass.
tho Alma Mater of Presidont Calvin
Coolidge and the present collogo home
of his son. John.
Four of the institutions 'boasting
the purple and white emblom are in
Texas. Thev are. besides A. 0. C.
Texas Christian University Baylor
Collegefor Women and John Tarie
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"MISS CIVILIZATION" JS
PRESENTED AT DRAM.
"Miss Civilization" was given last
Thursday night by the Dramatic Club
of Abilene Christian College as the
first play of the term.
Although it had been presented dur-
ing tho summer there was a splendid
audience and the attention was good
throughout tho performance.
Tho play was an entertaining one
and tho cost did exceptionally well.
Those taking part were:
E. L. Crawford : Hatdi
Dupreo McGrady Harry
Witt Blair Reddy
Charles McCormick The policeman
Odessa Ledbcttcr Miss Civilization
Witt Blair took tho part of "Reddy"
jusf at the last hour almost accept
ing the par Wednesday morning be
fore the play was given Thursday
night. He did exceedingly well which
speaks favorably of his ability. Louis
Chipmnn was to have had tho part
but at that time was sick with what
was 'thought then to be pneumonia.
E. L. Crawford showed his usual
good work and he play as a whole
"went over big."
Glenn Wallace preached at the
South Anson Church of Christ last
of U. S. Nation
The comploto list of "purple and
white'' colleges is: Abilene Christian;
Amhorat of Amherst Mass.; Ashbury
college at Wilmoro Ky; Bowdoin of
Brunswick Maine; Bluff ton college of
Bluffton Ohio; Cornell college of Mt.
Vernon Ohio. Evansville college of
Evansvillo Ind; Furman University
of Greenville S.. C; Gooding college
of Gooding Idaho; Iowa Wcsleyan
university Mt. Pleasant Iowa; Little
Rock college Little Rock Ark.; Mc-
Kendrco college Lebanon 111.; Mill-
saps college Jackson Miss: Agnes
Scott college Decatur Ga; Sioux
Falls university Sioux Falls S. D.;
Southwestern collego Winfield Kan.;
Texas Christian university Fort
Worth: Baylor college for Women
Belton; JohnTarlcton Agricultural
college Stephenville; Manitoba uni
versity Winnepeg Man.; Mount St.
Mary's Emmltaburg Md; Niagara
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UCMVVAatbjTp ilMfdlH AIS Al f
Pennsylvania college ;f Women.
GOVERNOR AND MRS. BAN Z. MOODY
DEBATE TRYBE HELD ON
OF THIS MONTH
LACK OF INTEREST BEING
MANIFESTED BY MAJORITY
STUDENTS THIS YEAR
Forensic activities mako their ini-
tial appearance in A. C. C. for this
school year When six young gentle-
men arid two of tho weakor sex enter
a tryout for determination of the pcr-
sonel of the debate squad for '27 Fri-
day evening Jan. 28.
This "tryout is being carefully
watched by those interested in tho de-
bating future of tho college. After
a quito successful season last year the
decision was made to apply for mem-
bership in tho Phi Kappa Dcltl a na-
tional debating society and to inaugu-
rate intercollegiate girls' debating. It
has produced some chargin therefore
that the contestants should enter the
tryout with considerably depleted
Already three different subjects
havo been submitted to forensic man-
ager Hogg which will of course
necessitate the selection of three de-
bate teams among the boys; with a
possibility that even then ono team
may havo to debate two subjects
should Hogg bo successful in sched-
uling additional debates.
Morris and Burton Coffman are
the only lc.ttermen whom coach
Brewer has. at work but Baker and
Robert Coffman who tried out last
year and Stone and Tatum new stu-
dents here aro material worthy to
represent the school in intercollegiate
dashes. Cochran and Whitmore who
carry the banner for tho ladios de-
partment also give promiso of capa-
ble oratorical demonstrations. The
services of Taber Waco Hi ace King
partnership Vaughn Nelson and
Haley new debaters here will prob-
ably be missed intho building of a
broup of teams for tho numerous de-
"RIDERS OF THE SEA" TO
PRESENTED AT DRAM.
"Riders of The Sea" a tragedy in
one act will be tho next play to bo
given by tho Dramatic Club of Abi-
lene Christian College which is next
Thursday. January 27th.
The play is now under way and tho
characters are working anxiously to
ward a new sentiment of entertain-
ment of entertainment than has been
presented by the club so far this
Ah announcement of tho caatwlll
appear Un a later Issue 'of the paper
Tf IN SX STAGES FIRST
LOCKE HENDRICKS DANIEL
AND CRABTREE EXPERIENCE
PAIN AT INITIATION
The Twin Six once one of tho most
active organizations in school and
which has for tho past four jnonths
been enjoying a period of quiet'
started the year off with a bang last
Saturday night Lead by Standleo
Mitchell tho club proceeded to Cat's
Claw and presented five now men
with the Initiatory degrees.
Duo to certain misunderstandings
the Twin Six had not been function-
ing bofore Christmas. However tho
difficulties that confronted the club
havo been ironed out and Mitchell
states that it will be tho samo. live
organization now that it has been
in tho past.
Thoso who have been initiated re-
cently and saw service for tho first
time last Saturday n ight aro: "Doc-
tor Locke" "Tennessee' Daniels
Hendricks and Jack Crabtrce. All
these fellows havo been nursing minor
injuries since tho fatal night; but
with tho array of medical advisors
that aro in the club theso will bo
Great Waterbury Mystery
Unsolved by Colonel Sleuth
Clink Clank I Clicked tho clock up
stairs on the wall In tho basement.
The old family alarm clock was again
doing its stuff after a furlough of
some months by reason of tho fact
that ono young member of the family
to which it had been doing servico
had come into possession of a port-
able Ingersoll and so proud was he
of tlda sport model timo can that
nothing would please his ovcrpetted
disposition but to relegate to tho at-
tic tho obseolete Big Ben.
Now thero were six children in the
Ware Family: Hard Aluminum
Glass Enamel and Dela. Hard was
the youngest momber of the line-up
and is the hero of this happening.
Without warning came the pre-
cedent of this mystery and it hap-
pened like this; shortly after mid
night about 12:30 a m. I think it
was Hard was awakened by a most
peculiar noise. He had never heard
one similar to it befpre-7'twas not
the sound of any human nor of a
ft . H MASTER VS PUPIL 'FEATURE ' fiBMCk
DH.iGADDIS SPEAKS. .T
On Thursday morning In chapel the
students of Abilene Christian College
were privileged to hear Dr. Gaddis
of Oakland California.
Dr. Gaddis is the Secretary of the
International Association of Osteo-
paths and ho gavo a splendid lecture
on "Health.". Ho told something of
his trip abroad and painted many
beautiful word pictures.
Dr. Gaddis gave some outstanding
directions for keeping the body physi-
cally fit at all times. He told of the
necessity of choosing a profession in
life and pointed out the wonderful op-
portunities presented by tho medical
profession for doing good and render
ing service to humanity.
That Dr. Gaddis is a speaker of no
mean ability is evidenced by 'the fact
that he lectured at Simmons Univer-
sity McMurry College Abilene Chris-
tian College and the Lions Club all in
Tho students greatly appreciated
his short visit and hope to hear him
again in the future.
Ross Givcns preached at Union
Sunday. He reports that the services
were pretty well attended.
to Sam Tatum
beast. Neither had ho overheard a
disturbance .similar to it in any piece
of machinery. Hard was perplexed
in fact he was puzzled. lie was old
enough not to allow himself to be
overebmo by childish fright yet ho
was young enough to retain much
of his boyish thirst for adventure
consequently ho. set about to nolvo
tho problem. Ono after another camo
theso gruesome disturbances and as
Hard sought to dress himself the
thrill of tho situation became so acute
that he could only get his breath iu
short pants. He had a weakness in
his spine slmilary to that of many
peoplo that seemed to say to his hair
"all hands on deck" and his hair
obeyed by standing at attention all
tho time that ho continued in dark-
ness as to the source of the noise
Being unablo to locate his coat
Hard borrowed from the rack in the
hallway his sister Dela's New jersey
and sought other wraps to protect
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GOES DOWN BEFORE
FAST MORRIS QUm
"CHILI" ADAMS FORCED BACK
fflbY RESERVE STRENGTH.
MASTER VS PUPIL FEATURE
Saturday's Battle Is Bet' of The Two-
Game Tilt With Cordlel
Christian against Christian Wild
cat ngainst Mustang pass against
long shot. 42 to 25 43 to 38 and the
A. C. C Wildcats safely launched 6n
their grueling basket ball schedule
with two victories tucked under their
spotted hides. ' ....
Again tho names of Theo Powell
and. Dalton Hill were emblazoned
upon tho back-ground of fame of iAbi-
Icno Christian College for it was. tho".
splendid passing and floor work of
these two veterans together with cx-r
cellcnt goal shooting by Richards
Coons nnd Thrush and oven better
guarding by Thrush and. Owens that
sent the kicking mustangs from Okla-
homa Christian College reeling before
tho blows of an enraged Wildcat.
Neither team presented a perfected
playing machine yet the passing of
the Wildcats led by Hill and Powoll
was fair. In individual playing how
ever tho lads from Cordcll wero
superior to tho Morrismen. For in-
stance there was the wonderful won-
derful dribbler I Dykes; Captain .
swM VAUUV1UIIUUJ &U4& BliyUVUI
and tho lanky guard HurleyiWHoj
yjipuuiy yove.rea uupinin jLneo.jrwou
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The first counting of tho first st
was done by I. Dykes of tho visitors
Hill tied tho scoro immediately.. At
first the contest was close but after
a few minutes Hill's wonderful goal
shooting forged his team-mates to
the front. Tho Oklahoma guards
watched Powell so closely that ho was
not ablo to preform to meet tho .ex-
pectations of tho fans. His' floor work
was excellent nevertheless. The half
cnded.with tho Wildcats leading 20
Coons went out on personals. at the
start of the second half. Richards
took his place and proved tho sur-
prise of the game. He counted 12
points during tho fray. Tho Wildcats
duo to tho inability of their opponents
to hit the ring had an easy timo in
tho last half. There was a great deal
of .rough playing Coons Thrush arid
Powell going out in consecutive order
on personals. Tisdale dlmutivo sub
stitute showed remarkablo dribbling
powers and much speed. His inabll-
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FAMED JOURNALIST WILL
BE ON PROGRAM AT
tentative engagement of Dean
Walter Williams leading professional
journalist of the world to speak to
the collegiate journalists when they
assemble in Waxahachle next April
for the annual convention of the Tex-
as Intercollegiate Press Association
has been secured by James N. Krohne
president of tho association.
Dean Williams has lately returned
from Europe where hd presided over '
the last meeting of the World Press
Confress aa its president. He is dean
of tho Missouri School of Journalism
widely considered one of the most
creditablo training schools for jourr
nallsts intho nation. In his organi-
zation of this school nearly a quarter'
of a century ago he probably is due
credit for tho term often applied to
him of "dean of university journalism
A notable gathering of editors and
other newspaper men in this city
while Dean Williams is here is pros- '
aged. This supplementary meeting of
professional journalists will bo -secured
chiefly through the efforts of
Floyd Casebolt managing editor of
the Waxahachie Daily Light a former
student of the eminent teacher and
a director of tho Ellis' County Press
Association. He will urg an official
meeting of this association during the
prominent newspaper men will be in .
visit of Dean Williams and other
prominent newspaper men. wlB be.
invited to tab meeting .
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