The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 2, Ed. 1, Thursday, September 29, 1927 Page: 4 of 4
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COLLEGE NIGHT PROGRAM
GIVEN BY OLD
BROTHER AND SISTER BELL
THE BOY'S AND GIRL'S PEP
SQUADS ARE ORGAN-
IZED ON FRIDAY
A lovely cvont of Saturday was the
"at homo" of Brother and Sister It.
C. Bell who were celebrating their
silver wedding anniversary. Guests
wore received from the hour of four
until eight. Sister Bell wore a heavily
beaded dress of black and carried an
old-fnshione dcolonial nosegay of rose-
Pink and white roses made pleasing
decorntions with white tapers in silver
candlnbra among the delicate tint) of
A white nnd silver wedding bell
hung suspended from the chandelier;
nnd under it posing ncath a tiny
wedding arch with the figures 25
btood n miniature bride and groom.
Cnndlabra at each end and roses at
the back formed a charming buck
ground for the dainty figures.
The many beautiful gifts were dis-
played on the buffet. Among other
gifts were the lovely candlesticks unH
tray given by the college preacher
boys and a lovely chest presented
by tho faculty.
During the ufUrnoon Leonard Bur-
ford Aletha Leggett and Mrs. Walter
Adams gave a musical program. Mr.
Burford gave among his numbers "Lo
Concon" by DuQuin and "Gavott" by
Gluck-Brahms. Mrs. Adams sang
among other selections "Deep in My
Heart" and "I Love You Truly" by
Nettie Lee Meeker Lois Manly and
Bess Bell entertained with readings.
Those assisting Sister Bell were Ruth
and Bess Bell and Mrs. 0. L. Dowdy
Lola Bell Bradford and Annice
Stagner assisted in serving a refresh
ment plate of fruit punch and angel
cake with the dates 1902 and 1027
embossed in white and pink. Plate
favors were tiny silver bells tied with
white ribbon. The young ladies who
served wore small white aprons with
pockets made in silver bell design
COLLEGE ORCHESTRA MAKES
PLANS FOR YEAR
"Toot-1-toot! Tweedle - de - dee
squeak squak boom-boom!"
What is the matter? Nothing at
nil wrong except the orchestra is just
tuning up nnd getting ready for the
best season the A. C. C. Orchestra
has ever enjoyed.
The first practice called for last
Friday evening showed nine old mem-
bers back and ten lecruits. This is
the largest number that has ever
begun at the first of the year to come
out for practice; and the hopes of the
orchestra are soaring high. A radio
broadcasting trip is promised for De-
cember with perhaps several trades'
trips to precede it. Truly the pros-
pects are bright.
Millard Humphrey was elected
business manager for tho orchestra.
He is to confer with President Baxter
and furnish the time and places for
the orchestra to show that it is better
than ever. With plenty of instru-
ments nnd new music and with J.
Sullivan Gibson as director the or-
chestra will bo ready to make some
trips in the near future.
There are four new members in
the fiddlers' section: Blnncho Beck-
ner Molino Tcdford Susie Francks
and Lee Smith or more correctly
three now ones for Lee Smith has
been here before. Irene Jay and Miss
Storey have also promised to work
with the orchestra. Old places are
held by Artina Long nnd Lclia Page.
Lucille Vaughn and Travis Gilll-
land are well acquainted in the clari
net section; Alma Morgan has just
enlisted in tho ranks.
Earl Fulbright will have enthusias-
tic and capable support in the saxo-
phone section with the enrollment of
unusually good material in Max Leach
of Childress Archie Jackson and
Bonnie Ruth Wade.
Aleen Hampton is again dexterous-
ly tapping the piano keys; and Mil-
lard Humphrey nnd Tom Vaughn are
capably manipulating their trombones.
Dannio Conley has deserted the bass
horn for tho cornet nnd Chester Mln-
ncck is at Dannie's old post.
Boiling Waters will prove n great
asset in patching up the big hole in
tho cornet section which was caused
by the failure of Hughlo Adams to
return this year.
When everything is considered it
looks as if the orchestra is due for the
rreatest year in its history.
On Friday morning September 23
immediately after chapel President
Baxter gave permission to both boys
nnd girls of the cntiro student body
to assemble for a pep meeting. Classes
were dismissed for this and all the
boys met in the college gymnasium
while the girls remained in the audi-
torium. This meeting resulted in the
organization of n boys Pep Club and
a similar club for the girls.
The two clubs will work together in
an effort to create "tho old pep and
college spirit" in all the scholastic
activities and they are expected to
become vital factors in arousing en-
thusiasm and pep in A. C. C.
The following ten girls were selec-
ted from among the assembly of girls
as charter members of the Girl's Pep
Club: Aleen Cook president; Orby
Grimsby vice-president; Lola Bell
Bradford secretary; Wilma Curtis
treasurer; Totsie Campbcl Juanlco
BInkely Ruth.Tollison Mrs. Wnltcr
Adams Julia Allen Mary Elizabeth
From among the boys the follow
ing ten volunteered to serve as char-
ier members of the Boy's Pep Club:
Slandlcy Mitchell president; Joe
Mattox vice-president; Willio Treat
secretary; Hugh Tincr treasurer;
Ellis Williams reporter; Carl Bowden
Charles Vaughn Caskey Livingston
Dean Walling nnd Jack Crabtrce.
The costume of tho girl's club will
be purple and white sweaters with a
purple Wildcat head on tho front. The
boys will wear purple sweaters with
a white Wildcat head on the front
and white trousers.
At this time the organization of
these clubs has not been completed in
detail. The names of each the restric-
tive limitations and further plans of
the clubs will bo made in tho near
COLLEGES AID AMERICAN
RED CROSS IN DISASTER
G. A. T. A.'S HOLD FIRST
MEETING OF YEAR WITH
SEVEN MEMBERS BACK
With much interest toward ath-
letics' and other activities of A. C. C
the G. A. T. A.'s start this year with
Up to the present time only seven
of the former members are taking
active membership. The active mem-
bers are: Wilma Curtis Altha Leg-
gett Elizabeth McFaddin Elizabeth
Dial Lucille Davis Evelyn Harvey
nnd Gertrude Dixon.
The first meeting was held Septem-
ber 22 with Miss Elizabeth McFaddin
as president. Business matters were
discussed and the following officers
were elected: Wilma Curtis vice-
president; Evelyn Harvey secretary;
and treasurer; Elizabeth Dial press
The first social event of the season
was a rush party given on September
24 at the home of Mis sEvelyn Har-
vey on Graham street. A very en-
joyable evening was spent by all with
Miss Altha Leggett rendering a num-
ber of piano selections. Several other
interesting numbers were given
throughout the evening.
Delightful refreshments were serv-
ed to tho fololwing members and
guests: Wilma Curtis Altha Leggett
Elizabeth McFaddin Lucille Davis
Elizabeth Dial Gertrude Dixon
Nettio Leo Meeker Opal Slone Gladys
Bourne Inez Wills Damron Foster.
Everyone departed declaring Miss
Harvey a wonderful hostess.
Thelma Garrett: I smell cider on
Millard Humphrey: Nothing of tho
kind mv collar is so tight it squeezes
my AdnmV apple.
Mrs. Adams: Walter you have
papered that wall quite nicely. But
what are those lumps?
Walter: Ah I Now I remember
I must havo loft the pictures on tho
An unpointed tripod on which was
perched a sign "A Pair of Lunatics"
greeted tho inquisitive college stu-
dents who ventured forth to the audi-
torium for tho stunts on Collogo
Night. The stage curtain was lowered
and speculation was rife as to who
tho lunatics were and what relation
they would bear to the program of
The mystery was solved when the
curtain rose and a one-act play featur-
ing Joe Mattox and Maxino Whit-
man was presented. This was the
first number of tho mock majestic
which provided entertainment for col
lego night last Thursday night
Especially humorous was the "In
tcrprctation of Nothing" by Bess Boll
Woodson Lceper Hugh Tiner and
Charlie Damron. It was generally
conceded that as a bashful boy Charlie
is absolutely unsurpassed. Persons in
urgent need of hat racks or tables
may call on Woodson and Hugh who
havo been found to be perfectly re
liable though possibly not very sub
Monsieur Enrico Sing off Koy was
a tremendous success heightened by
Paul Southern's flattering introduc
tion of him "The Lost Sheep on the
Mountain" will long be remembered
especially by those feminine sped
mens who had such a difficult time
determining his identity.
Culvin Coolidgc commonly known
as John E. Bobbins made a swift
descent from the dramatic heights of
oratory to his Illustrious "grater" of
the twentieth century.
Thnt the audience was capable of
appreciating good quality careful
training and superior talent was evi-
dent in the manner in which the
number sung by Mrs. Wnlter Adams
were received. Other splendid selec-
tions wcro given by Miss Altha Leg-
gett pianist who played "Nola" and
by the College Male Quartet consist-
ing of Livingston Humphrey Bryan
and Willis. A. C. C. students never
tire of their favorite quartet master-
piece "That Good Close Harmony"
which seems even better than usual
this year and promises to be closer
New students and old ones too were
delighted to explore with shouts of
laughter the Family Album and gaze
upon "Gib" ns a lad with of course
musical imitations we mean inclin
ations Margaret Bishop as a long
haired favorite Brother Baxter's first
sweetheart Miss Nelson a blushing
maiden of -1G and the Brewer family
with Charles and G. C. occupying
prominent places in the foreground.
In a clever burlesque of Shake-
speare's heroines coached by Mar
garet Bishop Dr. Hugh Tiner recom-
mended 100 per cent Listerine for the
stain on Lady Macbcth's hand pre-
scribed a dose for Ophelia of Joe
Mattox's love-making to offset Ham-
let's fatal charms and suggested that
Cleopatra take a few aspirins as anti-
dote for the posion aha had swallow.
Brother Cox's "Rubenstein" and
ice urcam rarior were given a
wonderful reception by the audience
while Standlce Mitchell's number was
also well received.
"Sousa and Her Band" represented
by T. T. T. Club won applause in a
B. U. Norman as Houdlni the
Wonder kept some few in terrible
suspense for fear they might lose
either their money or their heads.
Tho climax of tho evening came
when during tho performance of
"Hoot's" clown band the piano was
found out of tune and a repair man
must be sent for to gear it up with
monkey wrenches saws and other
delicate pieces of mechanism. A
most enjoyable feature was the ren-
dition by "Enric Von Sauerkraut"
(whom we should never recognize in
Eldcn Busby) of "Home Sweet Home"
on his new genuine Stradivarius.
All in all it was a clever program
which was enjoyed by all.
College men and women through-
out tho country played important
parts the past year in the mcmorablo
Disaster Relief work conducted by tho
American National Red Cross. It was
a task calculated to appeal to col
legians tho magnitude of it consti-
tuted a challenge. When ono remem-
bers that 600000 persons wcro de-
pendent at ono time upon the Red
Cross for food nnd shelter tho im-
mensity of tho job is apparent. Sev
eral Southern States saw their most
fertilo farm lands converted into a
great lake. Tho Father of Waters
chalcngcd his adherents as never be
fore. How well they met tho chal
lenge is an old story by now. In
every community where tho rising
waters became a menaco to lifo and
property tho undcr-graduatcs of the
institutions in tho locality marshalled
themselves into a relief body. They
took orders from the Red Cross direc-
tors on the sseno and performed prodi-
gies of service. Their intelligence
their com age and their untiring youth
wn: an inspiration.
Not that tho students deserve or
expect tpecial commendation. It was
an emetgency calling for tho best in
every citizen. Naturally tho collegians
were involved but involved gloriously
and in a manner befitting thz best
traditions of American scholastic life.
Similni scenes were enacted through-
out tho country. While the Mississippi
burst :ts levees twelve other catas-
trophes were reported In other states.
Red Cross relief was promptly forth-
coming. The past year was a trying
one in practically all sections of the
United States. Twenty-five states
stiff eied disaster in some form during
the past twelve months. Flood fire
cyclone and explosion fololwed one
another with grim persistence. It
was a period designed to try the
patience and optimism of the bravest
But the American people won tlrough
and the Red Cross served as the
medium in every case.
Tnc total number of dliusters
reached the appalling ' figure of
soventy-seven during the past fiscal
year including thegigantic Mississippi
floods. Small wonder that tho col
lego men and women throughout the
nation found opportunity for practical
application of their abilities. But
thcro exists a brighter side. Not all
the activity of the Red Cross con-
sisted of providing disaster relief.
The great universities accommodat-
ing thousands of young men mado
splendid progress the past year in
teaching proficiency in water-rescue
and swimming. The colleges concede
the pre-eminence of the Red Cross in
fostering and developing water safety
swimming and first aid courses. Tho
athletic programs of the universities
were well adapted to specializing in
this field. Yale turned out from 100
to 150 men trained in swimming and
water-safety. Dartmouth was not far
behind whilo at West Point and
Annapolis thcjp.oor swimmer was the
Swimming is frequently chosen as
the winter sport in many colleges.
From tho indoor tanks the swimmers
emerge to engage in summer activi
ties such as participation in Red
Cross Life Saving Institutes held
annually. Tho. girls''colleges nrd just
as keen as their brothers in acquiring
water proficiency. Smith: Wheaton
Bryn Mawr and Western College-hung
up notablo records tho past year. The
technical colleges avail themselves of
other Red Cross instruction courses
with gratifying results. The pulling
power of theso courses lies in their
being essentially practical. They mean
something to tho .possessor not only
in college but afterwards.
The Eloventh Annual Membership
Roll Call of the American National
Red Cross will be held as usual from
Armistice Day through Thanksgiving
November 11-24 thereby affording
tho college students of tho Nation an
opportunity to endorse their Red
Cross and by participation through
membership insure tho maintenance
of each oft its services. Red Cross
Headquarters Washington D. C.
Make MIMS Corner
Your Meeting Place
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OFFICERS OF TRIPLE T CLUB
ARE ELECTED ON
Tho Triple T's held their first meet-
ing of the fall term at one o'clock
Tuesday September S?. Tho follow-
ing officers were elected: Totsy
Campbell president; Juanita Tittle
vico-prosidont; Aleta Hunter secre-
tary; Evelyn Dawkins treasurer; and
Clifford Edwards press reporter.
Plans for tho coming year were en-
thusiastically discussed with tho club
sponsor Miss Yetta Mitchell. Mem-
bers present during this meeting
were: Totsy Campbell Leila Page
Helen Dudley Juanico Blakeloy Aleta
Hunter Ruth Vaughn Juanita Tittle
J3ve)yn Dawkins Kate Burrus Inez
Caskey. Ruth Harris Marynnne Mc-
Grady Alice Crawford Margaret
Sands and Clifford Edwards. It has
not been definitely decided when tho
club will hold its next regular meet-
If you want to be in the kind of a
Like the kind of a school you like
You needn't slip your clothes in a grip
And start on a long long hike.
You'll only find what you left behind
For there's nothing that's really new
It's a knock at yourself when you
knock your school;
It Isn't the school it's you.
Real schools are not made by men
Lest somebody clso get ahead
When every one works and nobody-
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And if while you make your personal
Your neighbors can make one too
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The more work a student has to do
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My girl is a good llttlo gold digger
She digs the cash with an honest vigor
She makes you like her and all the
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She is a miner as some folks say
But I'm not tho guy who has to pay
When she came to mo with her golden
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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/m1/4/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.