The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 2, Ed. 1, Thursday, September 29, 1927 Page: 3 of 4
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New Material Promises
TRACK TEAM HAS BRIGHT
PROSPECTS OF TAKING
T. I. A. A. HONORS
From the turbulent skies of pre-
season dopo comes a rumbling that
prophesies jv great track team for
A. C. 0. in the coming season. Captain
"Dylc It. Vaughn in n recent interview
gave. somov interesting datn.
- Vaughn himself heads the list of
hopefuls. At tho age of 18 and weak
from illness Vaughn sped over the
mila course at Denton last year in tho
remarkablo time of 4 minutes and 33
seconds thus breaking the old T. I. A.
A.'record for that event by 5 seconds.
Mot content with this ho entered the
half. time event a few minutes later
and .walked off with a third place.
Ex-Captain Nelson record holder in
the two mile run was graduated in
Juno' and his place will be hard to
fill. " Jesse Pogue last year's best T.
I. A A. high jumper is another vnlu-
nblojmnn who will not be back.
But' then thcru will be Coalson.
Lnst year Coalson waB out a largo
part of the year with an injured ankle.
Now his injuries are fully -recovered
and ho is all set to bent the 52 second
quarter he was able to make last
season. Again there will be Bynum.
Ho was another of tho '27 squad that
worked under a jinx. Nevertheless
Bynum is a faithful Wecmsman and
he will be in there every day prepar-
ing himself to bring back tho T. I. A.
A. first placo in the high hurdles
which lady luck snatched from his
fingers last year.
One of tho greatest relay teams in
the south is to represent A. C. C.
next year In not only the regular
routine of dual triangular and T. I.
A. A. meets; but also in several large
Medley rcluyo. The personal of this
team will probably include Clynch
Stovens Key Powell Coalson
Vuughn Roland nnd Thompson.
Clynch and Stevens are two of tho
best known athletes in Texas. Stevens
won the State High School meet
single handed sovcral years ago
establishing sevcrul records that still
stund. Whilo holding no state records
B. Clynch has benten Stevens ten
straight times and he is the only man
in Texas to have ever mudo Lawton
"Thomas the stnte'B greatest -140 yard
man run his best. His brother
Virgil is a certainty for a good half
From Anion high comes Key. He
is a sprinter of unusual merit having
copped several firsts at the South-
western Exposition last year. Under
the direction of Coach Weems he will
easily develop into a 52 second man.
Powell needs no introduction. He is
;from the Wildcat's lair. Ho is in there
every minute fighting. There is no
doubt but that he will bo in the select
class provided he choses to sacrifice
enough of his timo from baseball.
Roland and Thompson are two new
men who are now establishing their
merit upon the gridiron. Thompson
wns on tho Ranger high team which
won the state relay several years
past. Roland is from Cordell Chris
tian College and bears the word of
"Chili" Adams as being a real quarter-
mllcr. All in all such a body of well
known tried and true squad of track-
sters has never gathered together in
the T. I. A. A. ns Coach Weems in-
tends to call out for practice im-
mediately after Christmas.
WOODSON LEEPER CHOSEN
On September 27 the Academy met
for its initial meeting of the year.
After tho house was culled to order
nominations for tho president wero
opened. Woodson Lceper was easy
victor and he immediately took charge
of tho meeting. Bonnie Ruth Wade
was elected vice-president by a large
Nettie Mae Bacon was chosen secre-
tary. Burbara Martin nnd Mary Chris-
tian Boyd wero elected to be Optimist
The Acudemy is planning to have a
still greater year than it had during
1920-27. The greatest aim at the
present time is to carry off tho honors
in the class basket ball championship
which will be fought in a few weeks.
BRO. L. G. KENNAMER SPEAKS
IN CHAPEL THURSDAY
On last Thursday Brother Kenna-
mer spoke In chapel for a few minutes
concerning his past work and his
future plans. Brother L. G. Kenna-
mer was here on a short visit while
touring West Texas to obtain material
for his Doctor's thesis
- Ho told tho students that they wero
indeed lucky to hirye tho teachers of
Abilene Christian College rather thun
some of those he had worked undor
the past year. Ho told of one young
flody who at the last minute was taken
from line of Seniors who expected to
graduato because sho had failed to
pay library fino of twenty-five cents
It shall be the purpose of this
column to give accurate data concern
lng the old students of Abileno Chris
Man College: Formor students can
assist greatly by writing Nell Chism
Secretary of tho Ex-Student Associa-
tion any news item about yourself or
any other formor student. Tho column
this week Is devoted entirely to the
Class of 1927.
Henry T. Hogg otherwise known as
"Governor" is tenching school in his
famous homo state.
Manager Frank Etter is head of the
mathematics department in Big
Spring high school.
Mndge Lewis is teaching at Idalou
Clover Virginia Peters has returned
to her home in Lott Texas. She has
no "official" position but that of help-
ing her mother keep house.
Clarence Nelson track star of the
'27 clnss Is teaching math at Ralls.
He also has charge of tho track team.
Allan Walker youngest member of
the '27 clnss is teaching science in
the State Orphans' Home at Corsi-
cana. Alccn Showaltcr is teaching art in
Lida Bcaslcy is teaching school in
the far West near tho New Mexico
Marianne Klingman is teaching in
the Cordell Christian College at
Cleo Manlcy is teaching in the high
school at Arlington Texas.
E. L. Crawford is manager of a
Texas Company filling station in
Esther Stngner and John Paul Gib-
son were married September 7. They
arc living in Washington D. C.
Rita Foster who was perhaps one
of the greatest actors that A. C. C.
has ever had is teaching expression
in Clarendon College Clarendon
Jerry Morgan has accepted a posi-
tion teaching expression and English
in the Weinert pupil school.
Floyd Lnwson is teaching at Mc-
Mary Dotson is teaching the fifth
grade in Frederick Okla. her home
Gorman Kenley is working for the
Continental Oil Co. in his home town
Wichita Fulls Texas.
Winnie Locke is still seen on tho
old campus a great deal. She is work-
ing in Abilene.
Myra Longacro and Carl Fry wore
married soon after school was out.
They aro living in Houston Texas.
Billy Hall has a very good position
tn Fort Worth Texas.
Jean Murphoy who had accepted a
position in the A. C. C. Training
School was forced to return to her
home because of HI health.
Noll Chism is teaching English in
the A. C. C. Academy.
Nadine Martin will teach school at
Union near Anson.
Guy Scruggs is still holding down
his position in the Academy also
assistant coach to A. B. Morris.
Eugene Kraner is principal of the
Mt. Vernon high school.
Burton Coffman famous member of
the A. C. C. quartet is teaching in
P.otosi his home town.
George Wlmblsh is teaching Spanish
at Texllne Texas.
Hattie Marie Harris is teaching the
little tots at Stamford Texas.
Abner Morris is teaching at Iowa
Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Stanley are
teaching at Munday. '
Flossio Olhausen has been a mom-
ber of the Draughon's Business Col-
lege faculty during the summer.
George King has given up his medi-
cal work and is studying law in State
Odelle Chrane Is teaching Spanish
in a small West Texas town.
Eva Ewlng is spending the winter
at hbme. Wonder where Harry
Virgil Smith '25 married June 20
He nnd his wife will sail soon for
Timbuctu Brazil as missionaries.
Mrs. Smith was a Louisville Ky
A. C. C. REGISTERS 8 FIRST
DOWNS PLOUGIIBOYS GARNER 2
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Never In the last two years have the
Christians been able to completely
stop a passing team. And again the
overhead gamo caused their downfall
and permitted the Stophensvlllo
aggregation to score.
Powell Outpunts Enemy
Powell easily outpuntcd the enemy.
Although he was unablo to get loose
for any substantial gains his educated
too came in an invaluable aid to Coach
Morris. His long kicks brought the
Wildcats out of dangerous territory
more than once during the gamo.
As to yardage gained the Christians
were complete masters of tho situa-
tion. Eight first downs to the oppon-
ents two were made and a total of a
hundred nnd sixty-one yards were
chalked from scrimmage. The grand
total of the Tarlcton yardage was a
From the above figure it can bo
seen that the Wildcats were the
masters of tho affray with tho excep-
tion of a possible three minutes. They
outpunted outgalned and outcharged
the henvier Ploughboys. They ran
rings around their ancient foe only to
have the gamo knotted in the closing
minutes of play.
Tho game play by play:
1ST QUARTER: Tarleton kicks to
A. C. C. and Powell returns 30 yards.
Powell loses two Thompson fumbled
but recovers for slight loss. Powell
registers no gain and kicks to Tarlc-
ton back who returns five ynrds.
Patton makes two yards and Holder
udds one. Tarleton penalized and
Holder punts. Thompson makes four
yards on return whilo Robinson goes
through lino for two. Powell is stop-
ped on line of scrimmage but Robin-
son makes first down for A. C. C.
Ucasley clips four off tackle as
Powell is held for no gain. Pass
Powell to Bullock falls incomplete.
Christians fail to make ten yards anJ
unll goes over.
Tntton takes one Holder two while
Houghton is stopped for no gain.
Tarleton punts out of bounds on forty-
three yard line. Thompson skirts end
for a first down. Powell and Robin-
son add four in three trys and Beas-
ley fails to make first down.
Tarleton penalized and fails to
make first down in three attempts.
Holder punts to Thompson who re-
turns soven. Powell adds two in first
attempt and kicks to Tarleton.
Ploughboys make a yard in two trys.
2ND QUARTER: Holder punts ou.
of bounds. Christian backs rip off
total of sixteen yards in successive
runs by Thompson Powell and Robin-
son. Powell makes another Robinson
three and Thompson gets twelve more
for another first down. Thompson
carries the ball for two yards and
Robinson hits tackle for twelve. On
three more plays he and Powell get
two. Powcl misses field goal. Ball
is in play on Tarleton twenty yard
Holder punts and Thompson returns
eight. Powell gets a yard. Robinson
stopped; pass to Bullock is incom
plete. Another pass fails. Tarleton's
Tarlcton quarter hesitates as he
tosses ball to a back and Hill grabs
it running for a touchdown. A C. C.
0 Tarleton 0. Powell failed to kick
A. C. C. kicks off to Tarleton.
Houghton loses two and Holder kicks
to Roland who returns five. Robinson
skirts tackle for fivo. Powell makes
first down in two more attempts. Ro-
land plunges for two aB half ends.
SECOND HALF: Tarleton receives
kick-off and returns fifteen yards.
Are stopped for two yards and punt
to A. C. C. Powell gains two and
kick is blocked giving Tarleton pos-
session of ball. The Ploughboys not
fifteen yards on plunges and passes
for their first down of tho day. Thoy
gain ono more but fall on two passes
and ball Is given to A. C. C. as one
pass falls over goal lino.
Robinson hits lino for two and
Powell kicked to Houghton who re
turned five. Ploughboys aro held for
no gain and punt to A. C. C. Robinson
goes off tackle for a yard. Powell
kicks. One yard return by Tarleton.
Houghton gets three and A. C. C.
intercepts a pass for eight yard re-
turn. Roland and Robinson garner
five yards on two plunges and it is
A. C C.'s ball after an exchange of
4TH QUARTER: Thompson steps
off a couple and is stopped on a
second try. Powell kicked to Tarle-
ton. Punts are exchanged and it is
tho Christian's ball. Powell kicks
"again. Tarleton backs gain three
yards in three Attempts and kick.
Team For Eddie Weems
Thompson returns fivo yards. Robin-
son is stopped for no guln while
Powell takes a yard over tackle.
Tarlcton intercepts a pass. A pass
nets the Ploughboys a touchdown.
Tho scoro is now tied. Tarleton
kicks to A. C. C. Powell Is held and
punts. Ploughboys aro unable to
penetrate Christian defense nnd kick.
Powell gets four over tackle nnd
Thompson tears off ton around end.
Powell loses three and takes two
more. A pass from Powell to Colley
nets ten. Roland steps around tackle
for two more and Thompson loses
five. Pass Powell to Colley gains
five while Thompson is unable to get
started. Tarleton's ball and first nnd
ten to go.
Patton gets two and then Tarleton
punted. Powell returns five nnd
makes thrco more on the first play.
Bcaslcy and Thompson are held.
Powell misses field goal. The ball Is
John Tarleton's on the twenty yard
line. A. C. C. lino holds and Holder
punts. Thompson returns ten ynrds.
The gamo is over. Score A. C. C 0;
John Tarlcton G.
For A. C. C. Hill center; Sanders
right guard; Damron left guard;
Rogers right tackle; Bulock left
tackle; Hendricks right end; Colley
left end; Powell quarter; Robinson
right half; Bcasley left half; and
For John Tarleton Luddcr center;
Bacon right guard; Cox loft guard;
Hendrickson right tackle; Irwin left
tackle; Davis right end; Aycock left
end; Taylor quarter; Houghton right
half; Patton left half; Holder full.
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DRAMATIC CLUB IS WORKING
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The Dramatic Club of Abilene
Christian College has always been an
important factor in the school and this
year will be no exception. At tho
close of the spring term last year
eighteen honorary members wore
chosen from the entire student body.
These charter members aro starting
things off right. Tho club i3 under
the leadership of Standleo Mitchell
who has timo after time proven him-
self capable of such an office.
At a meeting of tho charter mem-
bers of the club in the near future
all details will be worked out con-
cerning try-outs for tho club and re-
quirements for sccurin ga letter for n
certain amount of work.
Every student in school is eligible
for the try-outs and from the interest
so far manifested by those who arc
not members it is supposed that there
will be a great deal of good work.
There arc several things thnt the
club hopes to do this year. A. C. C.
won second place at tho Little Theatre
Tournament in Dallas last spring.
The main work of tho fall term
will probably be "Tho Romantic
Young Lady." It is purely a comedy
but contains some real dramatic value.
The winter term will be featured by
a Shakespearean play "Romeo nnd
Juliet" or "As You Like It."
The Senior Academy play and also
the Senior College play will probably
bo presented that term. Comedy will
be the feature of the spring term
play as "Steve" will be given then.
Besides these major plays just men-
tioned n one-act play will be given
each Thursday night directed by
charter members of the club.
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 2, Ed. 1, Thursday, September 29, 1927, newspaper, September 29, 1927; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91398/m1/3/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.