The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 2, Ed. 1, Thursday, September 29, 1927 Page: 1 of 4
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RIDE THE SPECIAL
ABILENE TEXAS THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29 1927
RECORD ENROLLMENT OF 625 IS NEW REGISTRATION MARK
Morrismen and John Tarleton Plowhoys Battle to 6-6 Tie
A. C. C. REGISTERS EIGHT FIRST
DOWNS PLOUGHBOYS GARNER 2
tobg . to .muw th
from ten to lutccn pounds to tno man
the Abilene Christian College Wild-
cats displayed a powerful and speedy
off-tackle attack that completed
swamped the Tarleton l'loughboys for
three quarters last Saturday. But the
coming of the final period saw the
Stephonville gridders launch a pass-
ing gamo that netted them a counj
In the closing mlnutcB of tho-t!ontesi
and gave them a mofifc-'weicomo tie
with the Abllsntrelevcn.
The Morrismen garnered six first
downs in tho first half of the game
while tho Ploughboys could reglstejr
none. Tho Wildcat line was holding
like a wall and Thompson was doing
some beautiful off-tackle running.
Using a deceptive shift and bringing
into play a good change of pace he
succeeded in brushing the enemy
tackles for two ten yard runs and
numerous smaller ones.
A. C. C. Outweighed
Tho Ploughboys were helpless
against tho lighter Wildcat forward
wall. Their advantage in weight was
completely overshadowed by the fleet-
neBs of the Abilenlans and their in
vincible spirit. Capt. Rogers Hill
liuilock Colley and Damron spu.
the enemy backs time after time as
they tried desperately for nn open
ing through the Christian line.
From the start the Ploughboys kept
the ace of tho Wildcat team covered.
Powell was unable to get looss for hi
customary gains of tho twenty and
thirty yard variety. But the Tarle-
ton boys failed to keep a scintillating
freshman from contributing several
long gains that aided materially in
the one Christian counter.
Seven First Downs For A. C. C.
According to sovcral newspaper re-
ports of the game the Morris machine
made only four first downs to two
for the opposing eleven. This how-
ever was in error for tho Abilene
delegation registered a total of eight
during tho game.
Only in the last quarter did John
Tarleton show any fight. In a series
of plunges and passes she pushed
over a touchdown that knotted the
count. From then until the end tho
game it was a punting duel with
Powell having the edge.
The outstanding men for A. C. C.
were Powell Adams Thompson and
Beasloy while on the Tarleton team
Patton Holder Davis and Houghton
showed to best advantage.
At times the Christian team flashed
an unbeatable offensive. Again it ap
peared miserably weak. The inter
ference let men sift through and the
man toting the ball would be covered
before he could got started
That same old weakness that has
characterized tho Wildcats for tho last
two years again cropped up when the
Ploughboys registered a touchdown
via tho air route in tho last quarter.
(Continued on page 3)
SOUTHERN AND BUSBY
TO LEAD SOPHOMORE
CLASS DURING YEAR
With marked distinction from the
"Steamrolling" Fish Class of '27 the
Soph class of '28 showered its ap-
proval upon its worthy members in
one of the peppiest organization
meetings of the 28 classes
Ono of tho best known and liked of
last year's students Was elected by
acclamation for president. Ho was
Paul Southern. Elden Busby another
popular Sophomore easily carried off
th honors for vice-president.
The contest for secretary proved
to be ono of the close contests of the
season. Lois Manly added to her long
list of triumphs yrhen ike nosed'
victor over Totsy Campbell and
Cecil Vaughn was elected pep
leader by acclamation and proved his
capability immediately afterwards by
leading the class in a yell which was
better than the efforts of the wholo
student body for some time past.
Hard work is the seasoning which
helps to digest tho trials .of life.
BAND MEMBERS RECEIVE
TURTLE AND WHITE
Watch for the new band members
when they nppeur in the uniforms
Lsfiued" them Saturday by Director
Gibson. They will don the prettiest
unforms that they have ever had the
privilege of wearing. All the mem-
burs ure proud to get in their suits ot
Purple and White.
Abilene Christian College boasts of
having the best looking uniforms for
its band of any school in Texas. The
Purple coats with tho Whito lapol
and the Purple trousers with tho whito
stripe down the leg are enough to
make uny group of bnndmen glad that
they can. pluy an instrument and rep-
resent tho school of which they are
Tho uniforms were issued early so
that the bandmen could wear them to
the Hying field where they unlteu
with tho McMurry Band greeted
Colonel Lindbergh when ho arrived in
PRESS CLUB ELECTS
OFFICERS FOR COM.
ING YEAR ON THURS.
The Press Club held Its initlnl meet-
ing of tho year last Thursday at one
o'clock. Millard Humphrey vice-president
of the club during 1920-27 acted
The house was called to order and
nominations wore opened for the
president of tho Press Club for the
present year. The motion was made
and seconded that Mr. Humphrey bo
elected president by acclamation. Tho
motion carried without opposition.
Mr. Charlie Damron was then
elected vice-president and Leila Pago
was elected secretary.
Mr. Humphrey explained that it
would be necessary to elect an editor
for the Optimist since Rqbert Coff-
man did not return this year. Nom
inations for the editor were opened
and Lloyd Nelson was elected by ac-
clamation. Plans were discussed for giving in-
formation concerning Abilene Chris-
tian College to several of the leading
Texns newspapers each week. It was
decided to defer tho matter until the
next meeting at which time some-
thing definite would be done.
ANSON HIGH DEFEATS
A. C. C. RESERVES IN
FIERCE STRUGGLE 5.-0
The A. C. C. football reserves
motored to Anson last week and
fought a terrific strugle with Anson
High. Tho gamo ended with the
score Anson 0 A. C. C. Reserves 0.
"Dixie" Mallory's brilliant work in
the Wildcat line kept the Anson boys
from making several other touch-
downs. Bill Trusslo played a great
game at guard. Moyers Livingston
and Banks gavo all they 'had in the
back field. '
Others who showed up well are the
Rodgers boys F. Powell and Worth-
am. Witnesses state that the game
though somewhat slow was interest-
ing indeed. Tho first team and most
of tho substitutes did not mako the
trip but stayed in Abileno and re-
ceived a stiff workout under the
direction of Coach Morris.
DALLAS CLUB TO HOLD ELEC-
TION OF OFFICERS
Tho first county or stato club to
reorganizo this year will bo the Dallas
Club. The club will meet for its
initial meeting of the year Friday at
one o'clock in Room 7.
During 1020-27 tho club was com
posed of ten loyal Dallasites. Threo
of the old members failed to return
but three new ones will fill their
places as soon ns the club reorganizes.
It is the purpose of the Dallas Cluh
to induce just as many students of
tho five Dallas High Schools to en
roll in Abileno Christian College after
graduation as Is possible.
FOR GLEE CLUB
ELEVEN OF THE OLD GREW
WILL BE ON DECK TO
Last Tuesday night over forty
fellows reported for the first Glee
Club rehearsal of tho year. There
was an abundant supply of material
on hand ns Miss Myrtlu Dunn put the
boys through the warming up
Tho first and second tenor sections
seemed to be the recipients of the
majority of the new material that
was on hand. Tho tone quality of
several new members was unusually
good for this early in the year and
indications are that the old men will
have to hustlo if they get to make
the trips with the club.
Although tho majority of the ones
reporting for the first rehearsal were
lacking in tone quality some possessed
good natural voices that will strength-
en the Glee Club considerably. This
year should be the best In the way
of a male chorus that the school has
FINE ARTS FACULTY
Even betcr than usual was the re-
cital by members of the Fine Arts
faculty of tho college Saturday eve-
ning September 24.
The technique style and interpreta-
tion of the musical numbers were un
usually well portrayed; while Miss
Mitchell's pronunciation enunciation
modulation and articulation proved
her to be a worthy model for the
pupils in the expression department
to pattern after. The other members
on the program were Miss Pat Malonc
of the piano department Miss Myrtle
Dunn of the voice department and
Miss Beatrice Storey of the violin de-
partment of A. C. C. and McMurry
who was accompanied by the head of
the piano department of McMurry.
The program was as follows:
Etude Op. 25 No. 8 Chopin
Spring Dawn Mason
Pcrpetulm Mobile .Weber
Original Arrangement of "The
Dawn of Tomorrow" Burnett
"Cast from thy Brow That
"Tho Hills of Gruzia" Mednlkoff
"Be Still Blackbird" Sanderson
Melody Chas. G. Dawes
Londonderry Air Arr-Kreisler
Gypsy Airs Sarasate
Accompanied by Mr. Hjnlmar Bergh.
CHORAL CLUB MEETS ON TUES.
FOR INITIAL MEETING
The Choral Club met at 4:30 Tues-
day afternoon. This club meets every
Tuesday at tho above time. Tho class
is open to nil the girls of Abilene
Christian College who are interested
in singing or music of any kind. The
club consists of three parts: first
Boprano; second soprano and alto.
The Choral Club sings at different
programs over tho state. This year it
will journey to Wichita Falls Texas.
Tho club has more material this
year than it has ever had before.
Mrs. Walter Adams will be a great
support to the sopranos.
Letters are awarded to tho ones
that have a perfect record in attend
ance. To obtain a letter it is also
necessary to mako a good record in
Sight singing is free to all that are
members of the Choral or Glee Clubs.
In tho next six weeks there is going
to be a tryout to see who of tho
Choral Club will make tho first
Glenn Wallace: Did you know that
you can get a good chicken dinner
down town for ten cents?
Fred McClung: Where?
Glenn: At the feed store.
SPECIAL TO SWEETWATER
When the A. C. C. Wildcats
and tho Sam Houston Bobcats
clash at Sweetwater on October
8 thcro will be four or five hun-
dred A.C. C. students in the
stands rooting for their team
Plans wero begun last week for
a special train to take the stu-
dents on the trip.
Nothing definite has been de-
cided us t Ik the time thnt the
train will leave or when tho ro-
turn trip will begin but the cost
will bo very small for each
One of the objects of taking a
special train is help the Wild-
cats get revenge for the defeat
handed them last year by the
Sam Houston team. Both teams
are strengthened over last year
and a buttle royal is expected.
This is the second special
train to be planned in the his-
tory of the college. Those who
went to Lubbock last November
11 can vouch for the enjoyment
to be derived from such a trip.
Every student in A. C. C. should
bo on that train when it pulls
out for the scene of battle
ready to yell for the team and
support it every minute of the
game. Abilene Christian Col-
lege will take great pride in
showing the citizens of Sweet-
water and the visitors of the
Midwest Exposition exactly
what "College Spirit" means to
the students of this institution.
CHORAL CLUB OFFICERS
CHOSEN AT MEETING
The Choral Club held its second
meeting of the year Tuesday Septem-
ber 27 in the auditorium of the Ad-
ministration Building. The purposo of
the meeting was to elect officers for
the present year.
Miss Maurine Stewart was elected
president of the club by acclamation.
Lucile Adrian was chosen to be vice-
president. Alecn Hampton was the
choice of the club for secretary.
Further business was postponed
until the next meeting which will be
next Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock.
JACK MEYER AND MISS
PITTMAN OF COFFEVILLE
MARRY IN SEPTEMBER
Jack Meyer '25 married Mary
Elizabeth Pittman of Coffeville Mis-
sissippi on September 22 1927. Jack
was on the famous college quartet in
1925. Tho marriage was performed
at Charleston Mississippi by Brother
F. B. Shopherd.
Immediately following the wedding
they loft for Ashland North Carolina
where they will spend a month. After
tho honeymoon they will return to
Charleston where Brother Meyer will
continue to work with the local
church. Brother Meyer has been
preaching for this church for tho past
Hill and Powell Engage In
Heated Discussion; Awful
To Be From A Girl Nohow
While the Bachelors Club consist-
ing of Theo Powell and Dalton Hill
was in session recently somo very
interesting factf concerning these
two love sick boys were learned.
Hill was explaining his troubles to
"Girls may come and girls may go
but it's awful to be away from your
girl nohow" wero the words of Dal-
ton. Trit then inquired "What's the use
of studying when you can think' of
Waxahachie just as easily."
At this point the peaceful conserva-
tion was blasted and a heated argu-
ment started. Hill boaslingly said:
"I had rather go to Zellner any
SUB T-16 TO SAIL
INITIATION OF NEW MEM-
h Mti WILL FKATUKE
The fumous old submarine the Sub
I'-IO will venture forth upon its first
voyugo of the year tonight at ten
o'clock. Since last June it has been
anchored and has not left its moor-
ings but ut the command of the
Skipper she will launch forth upon
her first sail tonight. The sail will
be made with a crew of eleven men.
One other member of the crew will
return to the ranks soon alter Christ-
mas. Four new men will be enlisted
tonight and then the Sub T-1U will
continue to sail with u full crew.
Four of the sailors who were elected
ut the closu of last ycur may be seen
wearing boards in their trousers and
other safety devices for protection in
cuse there should be a storm while the
tnintion is being performed.
A long .successful voyugo for the
Hub '1-1U during 1027-28 is expected.
CHArEL SEATS WILL BE
The Registrar announced Tuesday
thnt the chapel roll would be com-
pleted in time to post it on the bulletin
board by Friday morning. Students
will be expected to take their regular
places in chapel Friday. As about six
iiundred attend chapel it will be neces-
sary to use all of the lower floor and
practically all of the balcony.
The rule of docking a student one
hour for three unexcused absences
will be rigidly enforced during the
coming year. For the benefit of tho
Freshmen chapel tickets will not be
sold by uppcrclassmen this year.
WILDCAT AND M'MURRY
BANDS GREET COL. LIND-
BERGH AT FLYING FIELD
As Colonel Lindbergh was circling
the air field Monday morning he was
welcomed by tho strains of band
music. When he made the perfect
landing and came up to the crowd he
found the Wildcat Band united with
the McMurry Band playing to their
utmost in order that he might experi-
ence one of the warmest receptions
that have been given him on his tour
of the United States.
The bands played several selections
before the arrival of the "Air Hero."
As he landed the two played the old
familiar air "Hail Hall the Gang's
All Here." When everyone of the
bandmen had obtained a good view of
the Colonel they made a wild dash
for the bus. Through the skill of
the bus driver in circling the machine
through tho traffic jams tho Wild-
cats were permitted to get back to
tho federal lawn where they hcaid the
speeches of Lindbergh Mayor Hayden
and Mrs. Dan Moody.
night becauso Miss Nelson will not
run you off nohow."
This was too much for the boy who
used to enjoy Daisy so well.
Showing a little anger in his voice
Powell emphatically stated:
"When I go to Daisy Hall I don't
go to see the Matron but the best
looking girl that ever came from
Then Hill had a thought and he
didn't take an aspirlne but after
looking serious for a moment he
made the following comment:
"Well after all what difference
does it make since we cain't be with
our girls nohow?"
They both agreed "that it is awful
to be away from your girl nohow."
410 REGISTER IN COLLEGE: 10 PER
CENT GAIN OVER LAST YEAR
rtUMlMAN CLASS ELEClS
UMUiKS AT MATING
Uno hundred and seventy-five
Freshmen met in the uuditorium Fri-
uuy ui noon to select their officers
lur Hie l'J2'-28 session.
in u rousing election Fred McClung
wus made president D. U. Moyers
vice-president; Mildred Caruth a
lonner Academy student secretary-
treasurer and Lorraine Free the
press reporter. The pep ol the class
wus placed on the manly shoulders oi
tne yen leader Joe Muttox. Miss
i etiu iuitciiull wus unanimously voteu
us sponsor of the class.
inc meeting wus brought to u close
by u brief tulk from Stundlee Mitchell
wno urged that the Fish support theii
new Almu Mater in all of her activi-
ties. Alter a few yells to the effect that
Freshmen should fight for their class
the one-Uiirty bell sent them running
to tneir classes.
DEAN LUA EXPLAINS
NEW RULING FOR
Dean Cox announced Tuesday morn-
ing in chapel that the catalogue ruling
concerning change cards would be
rigidly enforced during the ensuing
The rule cited by Brother Cox is
as follows: "Promiscuous changing ot
courses will not be permitted but
during the first six school duys after
the lust day of registration a stu-
dent may change his course by paying
a fee of 60c for each change. A
chunge means dropping a course or
taking up a course. A change from
one section to another is not counted
"A student who is permitted to drop
a course after the expiration of the
six duys ot class work is given u
grade of F in the course except
that under extraordinary circum
stances in the discretion of the dean
of the college the record may be indi-
cated as W (withdrawal)."
Dean Cox further explained that it
a course were dropped at a certain
period and another course taken that
period that it would count as two
changes and one dollar would be
SENIORS EXPECT SWEATERS
TO ARRIVE WITHIN NEXT
"It won't be long now" is the slogan
of the dignified Seniors. They are
eagerly awaiting two things namely:
cold weather and tho Senior sweaters.
Tho Seniors claim that their sweaters
this year will be better than any of
those used heretofore.
The sweaters will be a dark grey.
The collar and cuffs will be purple.
The monogram will be somewhat
similar to those used in the past. Dark
grey caps have also been ordered by
If the sweaters should urrlve on a
hot day the Seniors still threaten to
wear them just the snme. The Optim-
ist is working through Dr. Green the
local weather man hoping that some
cold weather can be obtained in the
near future for the Seniors
TENNIS IS BECOMING POPULAR
SPORT AS BOYS FOR-
SAKE THE GIRLS
If when spring comes young men's
thoughts turn to love then when fall
comes their minds must turn to
tennis. Tho poet would probably be-
lieve this if he saw the tennis court
in use for a few hours. Tho court
is now being used from early dawn to
Students await their turn to play
just like bed bugs wait for their time
to bite Elden Busby at night. The
backstop has been patched and re-
vamped and tho court is In fair con-
dition; so tho tonnis bugs have turned
After the registration had been
completed for the twenty-second
session of Abilene Christian College
a check showed that six hundred and
twenty-live students had been en-
rolled. This represents a ten per
cent increase over last year's en-
rollment and it is by far the largest
group of students gathered at Abi-
lene Christian College at tin begin-
ning of the year.
A total of four hundred and ten
students have registered in the col-
lege while barely four hundred had
been registered at same time last
year. Muny more are expected to
cast their lot in Abilene Christian
College beforo Christmas.
Brother bikes announced that
seventy-five have been enrolled in the
Academy. The Academy has lately
gained affiliation in two more sub-
jects thus making tho total num..
of affiliated credits offered by the
Academy to be sixteen.
One hundred pupils were enrolled
in the Training School through last
Saturday. This too represents the
largest attendance in the history of
this department of Abilene Christian
Forty students were enrolled in the
Fine Arts Department. When all
four of these departments are con-
sidered the total enrollment for the
Fall term of tho 1927--B8 spssion
reaches the high mark of six hundred
The total attendance for the year
will from all indications soar well
over the one thousand murk and thus
far in the history of A. C. C. this
goal has never been reached. For
1U2G-27 the total attendance for all
departments was about nine hundred
The Sophomore Junior and Senior
classes of the college showed the most
remarkable gains. Tho Freshman
class however contains only ono hun-
dred seventy-five enthusiastic mem-
bers. These figures will be changed
considerably in the next few days but
they at least indicate that Abilene
Christian Collcgo will enjoy the best
session of its history during 1927-28.
When all the students of Abilene
Christian College had arrived it was
found that it was imposstblo to keep
them all on the Campus. The two
dormitories for girls and the men's
hall were all filled before the regular
opening on September 20. However
immediate arrangements were made
to place students in Christian homes
ncur the campus and only the very
best homes were secured.
Letters have already begun to
arrive in the Registrar's Office stat-
ing that additional students will be
here after Christmas.
Nearly every county In Texas is
represented by one or more students.
Most of the Southern States are well
represented and somo few students
have come from ns far as Kansas
Tennessee and California
RAPID GAINS MADE
BY EXTENSION DEPT.
SINCE NOV. OF 1926
The Extension Department of Abi-
lene Christian College has made re-
markable strides in tho last few
months as is shown by the increased
number of students in this depart
ment and by the greater number of
courses which are now offered.
At the present time the Extension
Department offers courses in Bible
Geography History Home Economics
Latin Mathematics Political Eco-
nomy Psychology Religious Edu-
cation Sociology and Spanish. A total
number of 02 different courses can
be taken in the above fields.
Correspondence courses in Teach-
ing of Geography American Diplo-
macy and the Shakespearean Drama
havo recently been added to tho curri-
culum. Professor W. H. Adams recently
took over the work of tho Extension
Department as Professor Morlan will
be nway from Abileno Christian Col-
lege for tho next year (n order to
I work on his Ph. D.
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