The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 18, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 24, 1927 Page: 2 of 4
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pHblfaked Weekly by the Students of Abilene Christian CoUcgc.
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Address all Correspondence and mako all Money Orders Payable to
THE OPTIMIST ABILENE TEXAS.
Member of Toxas Inter-collegiate Press Association
EUGENE' KRANER .
WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS
Tho Optimist wishes in this formal way to extend the heartiest wel-
come from tho students to thoso who are with us for tho lecture week.
Oh to bo sure wo have put on our Sunday clothes and cleaned up our
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A. C. C. arc practically tho same as that which goes on here the year
Wo trust that our visitors will take time to notice tho great amount of
good that is being done and that they will go away with a greater love
for A. C. C.
On tho other hand wo also invit eyou to overlook things which do
not exactly meet your approval. Remember that the college is shame-
fully crowded for classroom space and that the best teaching cannot bo
dono until tho new building has been fully realized.
' Also remember that there aro some who would cast a reflection on
tho good name of the college and that some of the misdeeds you may notice
have no real part in our student life.
Wo invite you to come to our rooms to visit our classes to cat with
us in tho dining room. In short "Make yourself at home." You are our
' friends our fathers and mothers and our former students. Wo aro glad
. that you have come. '
THE VALUE OF WATER TO LIFE AND HEALTH
two million pores in the skin 'and thousands of sebaceous glands. The
secretions of these glands aro constantly being thrown out onto tho surfaco
of tho skin and forming a scale which should be removed
Why do ;ve have such a delightful feeling of physical and mental well-
being after a good bath? Simply because tho skin is moro richly supplied
with nerves than .any other part of tho body nnd-n good bath stimulates
them and tones them up and also produces a beneficial reflex action on
tho internal nerves of the body and thus tones up the wholo nervous
system. So when you want to experience "that grand and glorious feel-
ing" remember the bath tub tho shower or tho old swimmin' hole" (if
the latter consists of pure water) ; all aro first class "service stations"
on tho road of life and health.
Young Men 9s Meetings
v 0:15 o'clock February 281927.
Subject: Tho Journoy of Llfo.Numbers 10:29.
1. Jhe Journey Col. 3:1-3; Hcb.Oil; Rev. 2:10; 14:13.
2. The Biblo is Our Guide BookPs. 110:B.
3. Tho Place to Which Wo Aro Going (A Land of Rest) Hob. 4:1 '
11. (Tho City of God) Heb. ll:10;Rev. 21:10.
4. Let Us Invito Others to Go With Us Rom. 10:1; Jno. 0:37.
AUDITORIUM ROOM 7 ROOM 10
Leader Carlton MasseyForrost Baker Willlo Treat
Song Leader Foy Moody T. R. Atkinson Millard Humphrey
Reader Billlo Hall.Luther Rogers Llys Davis
Prayer :LewIs Norman -UVcton McCollum Charley Damron
1st Speaker - : Rollins Cayco Ted Norton . u Homer Hailey
2nd Speaker Fred McClung S. V. Colley ; Frank Coalson
3rd" Speaker Ray Dill-J. D. Moss E. B. Wallaco
4th Speaker Abner Morris- Herman Charles Alvin Mitchell
Faculty Brother Slkes Brother Bell Brother Cox
v. PROGRAM (Evangelist's Forum)
Friday Night March 4 1927 "Tho Life of a Leader" by Brother Cox.
Friday. Night March 11 1927 "Teaching tho Christian Religion" by
Overalls and Ginghams
Add Distinctive Color
to Academy Banquet Sat.
-T'ho James A. Garfield Scholarship
Society enjoyed its first social on
Thursday evening with Esther Stagner
at her homo on Saylcs Boulevard. The
guests assombled in tho cozy living
room after Dramatic Club and tho
clovorly arranged games furnished
much merriment throughout tho eve-
ning. Each guest told his nickname
at tho beginning of tho party and
tho chiof feature of fun was tho fact
that a forfeit was domandod of nil
who failed to call others by their
nicknames during the evening. Those
who wero hopelessly "hnrdbolled"
were discovered to bo "Abb" Morris
"Ted Norton" and "Treat" when they
postivcly rofused to becomo amused
during tho game of "Laughter."
Tho hostess assisted by Aleen
Hampton and Francis Larrlmoro
served cherry ico cream moulded in
plo fashion with roso shaped kisses
to Rita Adrian Joan Murphy Allen
Walker Rita Foster- Noll Chism
Georgo King Ted Norton Eugene
Kroner Willlo Treat Clarcnco Nel-
son Francis Larrlmoro Aleen Hamp-
ton Abner Morris Millard Humphry
and tho hostess Esther Stagner. Plate
favors wore George Washington
By Dr. J. E. Busby Chiropractor
Civilization makes us soft. Millions live and die without ever know-
ing from hard experience what tho fundamental needs of life really are.
Food water and air these aro the three absolute essentials of life. A
man may live forty or fifty days without food three or four days without
water and three minutes without air. At the end of these periods ho will
give everything he possesses or ever hopes to possess for a meal a single
glass of water or a breath of air as the case may be.
You May Be "Wetter" Titan You Think
Let us for a whilo consider tho amount of water the various parts of cincham dresses).
our bodies contain and tho urgent necessity of a continual replenishment The programs were printed on
of this absolute essential to life. large red Valentines whilo on the
Here are tho number of parts of water per thousand found in the plncc cards were Httlo Valentino
various tissues of tho body: Teeth 100; bone 130; cartilage 550; muscle verses. Joe Mattox presided as toast
750; brain 780; blood 795. You will note that even the teeth hard as they master.
are contain ten percent of water and bono thirteen percent. And tho Tho meal was served in four
brain the most important organ in the body since it controls the function courses all seemingly enjoyed by tho
The seniors of tho academy gave
one of the outstanding banquets of the
year last Saturday night at tho Grace.
It was an affair of tho formal typo
tho boys wearing full dress suits
(overalls and white shirts) and the
girls presenting themselves in eve
ning dresses (blue and whito checked
of all other organs contains nearly as much water as the blood. So if
anyone tells you that you have "Water on the brain" don't deny it we
Did it ever occur to you that the amount of water you drink daily is
an extremely important matter a matter of life and death indirectly but
no less truly? Do you know that many people get sick because they get
info thehabit of not drinking enough water? Let us see how this can
The Body a Factory
The body is really a manufacturing plant; the various organs are
tho machines in this manufacturing plant and the brain is the dynamo
which supplies the power and sends it over the nerves to operate the various
Two things are necessary for the proper functioning of the bodily
organs: nerve force and blood which (is jmairly water ino organs
manufacture a product just as truly as do machines but we cull the product
a secretion. For instance the salivary glands of tho mouth manufacture
saliva; tho liver bile; the stomach gastric juice; the pancreas pancreatic
juice; tho tcstines intestinal juice etc. Wow saliva contains 995 parts
of water per thousand; bile 880 ports; gastric- juice 975 parts; pan-
creatic juice 900 parts etc. How can these solutions be normal and oi
proper strength if we get int othe habit of not drinking enough water? And
if the secretions are not normal how can you digest your food and have
liRnlth? If vour casolino is half kerosene you are coine to have trouble
with your automobile. In the same way if the secretions of your body aro
too thick too highly concentrated you aro going to have trouble with your
How Much Should We Drink
How much then should we drink? People want exact "cut-and-flriivl"
rules. Unfortunately life cannot bo prescribed that way. What u
fight for one is wrong for anodier. So we can only say that you should
drink from eight to twelve glasses of water daily according to your needs
but seldom less than eight glasses and seldom more than twelve. A glass
of milk or a cup of tea or coffee (I do not advise the latter two how-
mmr is counted as a class of water since they are practically all water.
From the preceding paragraph you can see that if wo drink too little water
the glands will not be able to form their secretions properly. On the othei
hand those who suffer from heart troubles or arteriosclerosis should not
use an excessive amount of water.
Drinking With MeaU
Should we drink at meals? For years the statement has been mudu
by certain authorities that we should not drink while11 eating. Ihis it v
wrong idea. It requires only a little clear thinking to form a rule Jiei
Mastication is one of the most important processes of digestion and the
only one wo can voluntarily control. Hence it is folly to wash our
down with liquids to avoid chewing it. But provided you do not fall into
tliis lazy and unhygienic habit you may drink at meals and really si
do so. Dr. Arnold Lorand of Vienna and Dr. R. Lincoln Graham prob-
ably the foremost hydropath of America both advise.
The Annual Bath
You can find on authority and a very high authority on either side
of any disputed question. Recently I read on article in which certain
scientific gentlemen claimed to have proved that savages who never take
a bath are healthier than civilized people who indulge in this luxurious in-
door pastime. But health is a result of many factors other than bathing
and it may be that savages exercise moro and live a somewhat less hectic
life than civilized people which may be the cause for their better health
if any. However that may be I like to advise regular bathing. To me
bathing seems not only harmless but actually beneficial. It would he
easy to write a book on bathing but space forbids so wo will merely offer a
There are broadly speaking three baths; the cold bath the neutral
both and the hot. bath. The cold bath is stimulating and tonic and should
not be less than sixty degrees. This bath is for robust people although
others may use it if not too cold. If although stimulated at the time
you feel tired and enervated later in the day the bath is too cold for
you and you should try ono slightly warmer. And it is certainly too cold
if you do not feel a healthy reaction immediately after taking. Those
who have heart trouble should beware of tho shock of too cold water.
-The hot bath from ninety to ono hundred degrees is used to break
up impending colds and other forms of inflamation and to quiet the
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always be followed by a cold splash to close tho pores and restore the sur-
face circulation of tho skin thus avoiding the danger of "catching" colds.
Hot batlis should bo taken preferably at night and never before going
out into very cold weather. All batlis should be taken before meals or at
least two hours attcrward.
Of course tho main reason for bathing is cleanliness. You have about
participants. Tho program consisted
of a variety of entertainment "which
was furnished by tho banqueters:
songs by Gilllland and Mattox a short
talk by Ted Norton which he made
very impressive with a poem a selec
tion on tho piano by Rito Adrian a
reading by Miss Mitchell and another
by Witt Blair. In addition Joe Mat-
tox shot 'Dan McGrcw and Carlton
Massey delivered a brief oration.
Brother Sikcs was the after dinner
Thoso who attended the banquet
were: Joo Mattox Witt Blair Miss
Mitchell Wilma Cloudt Woodson
Lceper Mildred Carruth Fay Cooper
Lanier Forgason Lota Wolford Ruth
Harris Pearl Huffsteddler Opal Mao
Kerr Ella Lambert Fred McClung
Lafayette Martin Carlton Massey
Mao Moore Frank Powell Lucllo
Adrian Mary Virginia Gray A. W.
Walls Truman Gilllland Brother and
Sister Sikcs Rita Adrian Ted Norton
and Bonnie Marie Alphln.
is the place to get good
EAT THE BEST THEY COST
YOU NO MORE
GMSSOM'S INVITES YOU TO COME AND VIEW ALL THE
v PRETTY THINGS WE HAVE COLLECTED HERE
FOR YOUR SPRING WARDROBE
GIVE SHOES TO GEORGE KING
GOODYEAR SHOE SHOP and
We Give S. & II. Green Stamps
ABILENE MARBLE WORKS
C. M. Tandy Estate
J. K. Shipman Mgr.
Corner So. Second
BE SURE AND SEE OUR
NEW SPRING SHOES
Reed Shoe Co.
FINE WATCHES JEWELRY
C. M. Presley
In all It's Glory is seen at v
THE FAIR STORE
In beautiful New Spring Hats
Dresses and Coats.
957 No. 3rd. St.
Opposite Postoffice Phono 1342
MODERN BEAUTY SHOP
SPECIAL RATES ON PERMANENT WAVING
Soft Water. All instruments sterilized. Absolutely Sanitary.
1132 N. Second St. Phone 2626- r
THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Dr. Jno. A. Roberson
Not in any prico fixing combination
Phone 2244 301-302-303 Alexander Bldg.
For Engagements on Monday Call by Saturday if Possible
X-RAY AND DIAGNOSIS
415416 Alexander Building
R. W. GRIMSLEY Mgr.
Office on 2nd Floor of Court House
Is your most precious possession.
Guard it as you would your LIFE.
When your oyes need attention ro-
member that tho best care is tho only
kind you can afford to give them. We
havo the experience and tho equip-
ment to give you unexcelled service.
ABILENE OPTICAL COMPANY
T. S. Iligginbotham Optometrist
241 Pine St Phono 1.334
Abilene's Newest Self-Serving Store
FULL LINE OF GROCERIES
942 N. 2nd. St. Mobley Hotel Dldg.
MlNTON T. RAMSEY D.D.S.
v.nAY ANn niAfiNnsKs
Suits 313-314 Alexander Bulldlne
Abilene : Texaa
Room 412 Alexander Building
DR. T. B. COX
Citizens Bank Building
W. AUDA VEE CASH M. D.
CLINTON E. ADAMS M. D.
MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Suite' 310 Alexander Building
GORMAN-MILLER FURNITURE CO.
"Will furnish that home surprisingly cheap for OASII or on
TERMS within roacfi of all. If you aro thinking of refur-
nishing in wholo or in part sco us. Wo can handle your old
Our Location: East of Post Office on Walnut
Yellow Cab Go.
BAGGAGE AND RENT CARS
1140 North First Street
PERRY SHOE CO.
227 Pino St. '
SHOES AND HOSE
Wo Want Your Trade
Somediing New "The Real Thing in Hair Dressing" .
Hair Dressing Keeps the Hair" Well Groomed and Gives Natural
Lustre and Eliminates Dandruff.
Ask Your Barber for on Application
Abilene Barber Supply Co. inc.
911 North Second Street
DR. L. HOLT MAGEE
411 Alexander Building
Offlco Phone 133 Res. 1772
High School Grocery and Meat
E. L. Haig Prop.
TAYLOR COUNTY ABSTRACT
Palm Barber Shop
in palm hotel
"Meet Your Friends Here"
DRS. ESTES RAMSEY
PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS
HIGH SCHOOL SERVICE STATION
M. I. Phillips Prop.
Racine Tires Tubes and Accessories
lree Crank Case Service
and Battery Water
Phone 2167 " So. First & Peach
ABILENE LAUNDRY COMPANY
Launderers and Dry Cleaners of tho Dependable Kind
Your Home Town
This company with 875 miles of high voltage transmission
ines now serves sixty-five prosperous and growing West Texaa
towns and cities with electric light and power.
West Texas Utilities
GENERAL OFFICES: ABILENE TEXAS
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 18, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 24, 1927, newspaper, February 24, 1927; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91382/m1/2/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.