The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 12, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 13, 1928 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE TEXAS THURSDAY DECEMBER 13 1928
ORCHESTRA LEAVES FOR FT. WORTH THURSDAY MORNING
Track Prospects Are Brightest In Years Coach Weems Announces
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TRAINING SEASON WILL OPEN
EARLY IN JANUARY WITH
MANY NEW MEN OUT
Old Men To Return
CONFERENCE MEET TO BE HELD
AT SAN MARCOS MAY 10-11
NEW SCHEDULE SHOWS
It was a dreary day outside ; tho
skies wore overcast with a sullen
blanket of gray and o fine and bit-
ing mist helped chill ono to tho bone.
A group of students wore gathered in
a room 'in tho upper story of tho Ad
building and their purpose seemed
just a little bit of n secret. They
wore whispering and mumbling among
themselves; but & young lady enter
ed tho room whereupon all whisper
ings ceased. After callings tho roll
sho interrogated Rex Walling in this
wise: "Rex if you were writing a
formal invitation what kind of n sta-
tionery would you uso?"
Rex quickly and brightly replied
"some that had. not been written on."
And Rex is tho president of tho frosh-
Ono of our budding or should I say
Liooming young debaters female has
I bright remark chalked up to her
Wdit also. Sho is y-clcped Mcuon
o5rNorad7jina"shoTSai8( "of the
ahus. -freshman. One ol tier gin
- fynu. feeling frisky challenged her
. 9 h-track 'meek- bnt' Norada demur-
jL'ol answering "No because 111 put-
gck you; my feet aro two'largcst .
o-ie Norada true.
Will Give Play
UNUSUAL ENTERTAINMENT IS
PROMISED BY DRAMATIC
RADIO PROGRAM IS
GIVEN BY HOT ROX
THURSDAY AT NOON
No tho human family is not so
very vain. If you think as I do somo
time notico your roommate how much
time he or sho spends before tho mir-
ror combing his hair or powdering
her noao. Now never take occasion
to notico yourself as you would not
believo yourself if you did.
Thoughts whllo loitering a la 0. 0.
Mclntyro: Tho luncheon bell rings
fooling moro.innocont children. Yon-
der go two campus eelcbrites acting
like two year olds. Tho rainy weath-
er certainly causes to bo displayed a
varied and hoterogeneous moss of
multi-colored slickers. Pictures slo-
gans and wisecracks nlco and other-
wise mostly otherwise. The nine
o'clock rush to tho bookstore and the
resulting breaches of propriety. A
faculty member chewing gum. An-
other reading as he walks across tho
campus and stepping in a puddle of
water. Boys and girls going to
classes with books under- their arms
and feeling towards them as they do
towards little brothers and sisters
that have to tag along.
I wouldn't think about being sar-
castic but 1 sometimes wonder if the
starving Armenians wero so unfortu-
nate after all. If they had to eat
what we do somotimes thoy would
turn up their toes in gentle resigna-
tion and silently droop and die.
An idlo tongue is all right just so
long as it stays idle.
Pity tho poor deformed person he
who is born wtlh a long noso a longer
tongue and-big ears And. this per-
son is never .able to seo farther than
'three feet in front of him.
As the bird whoso ..namesake the
writer of this column is has set a
precedent of sagacity I will give ono
parting doso of wisdom and cease
squawking. If you are going to loaf
why pay t good money to do it at col-
lege? GoAto the bakery; that's tho
And' speaking as .an afterthought
of he jargon employed by musicians
of the Alma Mater listen to this;
"May I assist you in tho carrying of
ftmraa Mae Green who has been in
Baptist sanitarium .for thej past
weeks recuperating from an P-
'ldtcltls operation has returned to
homo at Sylvester
Coach Wcems reports that the
prospects are very good for a 1029
Wildcat track team that will even ex
eel tho high record set by tho team
last year which won tho T. I. A. A
meet. An almost ideal schedule for
a college track meet has been ar-
ranged with a track meet every week-
end beginning with tho Texas Relays
March 29. Tho main fcaturo of the
season will be a trip to the Chicago
National Intercollegiate Track Meet
in May for those runners who succeed
in clipping their respective races off
in a sufficient timo during tho other
meets to justify their trip to tho No
Nearly all of the letter men from
last year will bo back in track uni-
forms again to do their part in carry-
ing tho Wildcats on to a second cham-
pionship. At tho head of tho track-
men is James Vlckcry captain who
was handicapped all last year with
a broken foot. He won third in the
two! railo ovcrit aTthl 1028 T".l.A; S
In lhe oijfropiertry-outf it.DlaVlB
May? However; He will' raorefthah
.likely show quito oh improvement
Many Veterans Return
Tho broad jump and tho low hurdles
will be well taken caro of at all tho
meets this year by Roy Stevens
high point man at the 1028 T I. A. A.
track moot who tied the T. I. A. A.
(Continued on Page 4.)
"And now we havo something dif-
ferent" says Miss Mary Hale when
speaking of tho one-act play "Thank
You Doctor" which is to bo present
ed -this evening in tho college audi
torium at seven o'clock.
The production was written by Gil-
bert Emory of New York and is
truly strikingly unusual in plot de-
velopment and character action which
involves tho theft of an expensive
strand of pearls a lunatic a clover
woman crook a confused purse a be-
nevolent doctor and a thorough de-
tective who proves that pcrsovcranco
Tho leading roles aro taken by
Madge Williams and Max Leach.
Miss Williams is a now member of
tho Dramatic club and a student in
the expression department who acts
with ability. She plays the part of
Mr. Leach did outstanding work as
Bcnvolio in "Romeo and Juliet" which
was produced here last year by tho
Dramatic club. Ho is a charter mem-
ber of tho Dramatic club and is prom-
inent in school activities.
The A. C. C. Hot Rox broadcasted
a program Inst Thursday from 12:00
to 1 :00 o'clock from tho local station.
Purrls Williams singer and guitar
plnyer; Alton Wimbish mandolin
player and D. T. Travis violinist
composo this group of entertainers.
There will bo soveral programs given
by this original A. C. C. trio during
Over forty letters asking
lections have been received
broadcasting station KFYO.
'COMPLETE IN HIM" IS THEME
DISCUSSED BY EVANGELIST
AT CLOSING SERVICE
On Prickly Pear
MANY SECTIONS OP BOOK ARE
BEING FORWARDED TO THE
VARIED PROGRAM IS
GIVEN BY STUDENTS
OVER KFYO MONDAY
IS MADE TO GYM FUND
BY MISS DORRIS SCOTT
-: Mr. Leach has been.: ill -aad ?
consequently unable to act the role.
Mr. McGrady is president of the
Dramatic club and needs no intro-
duction as an actor to the students
of A. C. C.
Miss Dorris Scott has recently con-
tributed two hundred dollars to bo
used in the erection of a gymnasium
on the new A. C. C. campus.
Miss Scott is the daughter of R.
N. Scott of Paducah Kentucky and
is a sophomore in Abilene Christian
college Sho is a member of tho Ko-
Jo-Kai prominent girls' club and of
tho East-of-the-Mississippi club.
Sub T-16 Elects
' Two New Sailors
Wilfred Coman the lunatic in tho
play has a clever part which he acts
well. Ho is a new momber of tho
(Continued on Page 4.)
BEGIN HERE FRIDAY
"As tho stars above look down upon
this august assembly and as tho pur-
ple hues of tho setting sun arc inter-
spersed with goldon beams on the
horizon I the Skipper of this ship
do hereby grant to Surgeon Nolson
and Yeoman Tiner an honorable dis-
missal from this boat the Sub T-16."
Lloyd Nelson and Hugh Tiner two
of the most experienced sailors on
board tho ship expoct to leave Abi
lene next Tuesday for Palo Alto
California to attend Stanford uni-
versity. These wero the conditions
which prompted tho Skipper to make
the abovo statement:
Tho Skipper together with tho re
mainder of tho crow believed that
th ship could not withstand the perils
of tho winter sea without a full crew.
Accordingly two copablo men wero
shanghaied from Port A. C. C. The
men govo their names as Washington
Coons and Leslie Huff. Sailor Coons
was- mado surgeon of the crew and
Huff was made Yeoman
Tho crew is very fortunate in hav
ing found these new men. Surgeon
CooriR is a throe-year man in basket-
ball president of tho 0 association
and vice president of the A club
Yeoman Huff -has been; prominent in
the dramatics of the college for the
past three years. He is to be the bus
lness manager of the Optimist for
the. winter and spring term
With a full crew aboard the ship
is .now ready for its winter voyages.
Fall term examinations will begin
tomorrow Friday December 14 with
all two hour courses. Other exami-
nations will be held next week. .The
schedule is as follows:
1st period classes Wednesday
8:00 a. m.; 2nd period classes
Wednesday 10:30 a. m.; 3rd period
classes Wednesday 1:30 p. m.; Oth
period classes Wednesday 3:30 p.
m.; 4th period classes Thursday 8:00
a. m.; 5th period classes Thursday
10:00 a. m.
A little deviation from tho rogular
schedule is mado this fall. For tho
benefit of the Oth period classes tests
for courses offered at that hour aro
being given before- tho 4th and 5th
The last chapel service of tho fall
term will bo held Wednesday morn-
ing Decembor 19.
"Complete In Him" was the sub-
ject chosen by Brother C. M. Pullias
for Sunday night tho last service of
his series of meetings basing his re-
marks on Col. 2:9-10. Ho said that
no soul is complete outsido of Christ
and that the soul was complete be-
yond comparison in Him there being
nothing good lacking. Ho pointed
out that the God-head was composed
of God Christ and the- Holy Spirit
and that an individual' who was com-
tplctc lnChristAVaa.-comploto jn.all
; mongT-Hhe jhimjiimmed by
arp'cpmnleto.Jn Christ aro divine wis-
. -' '-. !. .
dom ana Knowledge- 'forgiveness -of
sins hope reconciliation to God and
Eternal Life in Heaven.
Brother Pullias emphasized tho
fact that it was necessary to dio in
tho Lord in order to obtain these
things and that it was impossible
for an Individual to dio in the Lord
unless ho was living in Him. Ho
urged all not in the Lord that thoy
should become Christians and those
who aro Christians that thoy shouid
remain truo to tho faith in order
that they may obtain these blessings.
Sunday morning Brother Pullias
spoke on "Faith". He said that some
men want to know too much and
that too much knowlcdgo would do
away with faith ono of the essentials
of salvation. He said that all of the
knowledge that was necessary was
for men" to know tho will of God as
is stated in His Word.
Brother Pullias referred to the
story of Abraham as an illustration
of supromo faith. Ho told of his
leaving his nation and his kindred to
go into a Strang land at God's com-
mand and of tho offering of Isaac as
evidences of Abraham's great faith.
Brother Pullias said that believing
alone would not save a man but that
what ho 'believed and how strong he
believed had a big part in his salva-
tion. If a man believes in Christ
and believes strong onough to obey
all that He commanded and forsako
his worldly sins ho is sure to inherit
Rapid progress is being jnode on
the Prickly Pear accordingto infor-
mation received from Emmet Bryan
editor Tuesday. With an efficient
group of workers laboring day and
night much of tho material will be
in tho hands of tho engraver during
the next few dayB.
Mr. Bryan states that all class
club view and football sections are
completed and ready to bo forwarded
to tho Southwestern Engraving com-
pany Fort Worth tomorrow.
December fifteenth is the first dis-
count date and by getting the mate-
rial to tho engraver by that time
the annual staff is able to save the
students some money on their bills.
Bryan states that the photographer
will be here again January 21 to fin-
ish making pictures. All students
who registered late will bo given an
opportunity to havo their pictures
mado at that time.
The Prickly Pear queen campaign
will begin immediately after tho
Christmas .holidays. This year's
queen -.will bo'. elected .frqra a stand-
point' -.beautyrather thanqlass fa-
A group of A. C. C. students broad-
casted over KFYO tho Abileno sta-
tion Monday evening.
Cordelia Page pianist Mildred
Caruth Mollne "Slats" Tedford Carl
Lewis entertained with a short pro
gram. Misses Caruth and Tedford
sang several selections and Mr.
Lewis played a number or two on
the piano and several saxaphone
solos with accompaniments on tho
More request numbers than could
bo filled wero received by tho group.
Miss Pago and Mr. Lewis have broad-
casted soveral times before and
Misses Caruth and Tedford song last
week in a program.
FATHER OF MRS. E. L. NICHOLS
IS IN GRAVE CONDITION
AT FORT WORTH HOME
MALE QUARTET ACCOMPANIES
ORCHESTRA TO SING AT
Miss Hale To Read
l CONCERTS WILL BE GIVEN AT
POLYTECHNIC HIGH AND
OVER RADIO WBAP
Twenty-two members of the college
orchestra accompanied by Miss Mary
Hale head of tho expression depart-
ment of A. C. C left this morning
Mrs. E. L. Nichols has been in Fort
Worth tho past week in tho homo of
her father W. C. Williamson who is
Brother Nichols reports that the
condition of Mr. Williamson has been
very grave and that ho may be called
to Fort Worth any time.
HUFF SUCCEEDS TINER
AS BUSINESS MANAGER
for Fort Worth where they will pre- 1$
sent programs this evening at Poly- '
t 1 - 1 J. 1 vV
It-'tllUlC ilMU IU1UUIIUW UVLT.UHK UVCI
This evening they will play for tho
Polytechnic High school and will bo
assisted in their entertainment by a
male quartet which left yesterday
morning and which is composed of
Coskey Livingston first tenor; Ern-
est Wright second tenor; Alfred
Wells baritone and Curtis Van
Dalsem bass. Tho quartet sang nt
T. C. U. Wednesday afternoon. Thoy
will sing on tho program this eve-
ning "Creations Hymn" "Tho Old
(Continued on Page 4.)
With unbounded zest for the un-
usual tho Juniors sallied forth Mon-
day morning to enjoy tho holiday they
won as a result of tho picture contest
sponsored by tho Prickly Pear.
An all-day picnic was scheduled for
the entertainment with Muncy and
Dugger's specified for the meeting
The trip was made via tho Anklo
Limited Express with Paul Revere
Miller class pep leader as chief en-
gineer and fireman.
When tho food committeo arrived
progressive forty-two was furnishing
entertainment for those who were
not occupied in the enjoyment of the
uplifting sport of hitching post. Po
can hunting netted a neat result which
At the proper hour lunch was
served under the shelter of a conven-
ient house where the crowd devoured
a two-courso monu consisting of cork
and beans barbecue fresh potato
chips warm rolls sour pickles pip-
ing ht chcIate cherry pie J Bys
Hcrsheys and bananas.
Music was furnished by a portable
victrola and served to stimulate keen-
er interest in tho forty-two which
was continued after the lunch time.
Exploring parties wero formed and
eating was always in order.
Return trip was mado safely by all
those who enjoyed the occasion. The
others remained in the creek.
ed business manager 'of the Optimist
ata moetnigr.1pf rjthe. .Press club
Mr. Huff succeeds Hugh Tiner who
has been ono of the most successful
managers tho Optimist has had. Mr.
Tiner will leavo next week to register
in Leland Stanford univorsity at Palo
Alto California where he will do
work for a Master of Arts degree.
Mr. Huff is a junior in tho college
and has done all of his college work
in A. C. C having entered here in
1920-27. Ho is a member of tho Press
club tho Sub T-1G and business man
ager for the Dramatic club in which
organization he has done outstanding
work. Mr. Huff began his work on
the paper last year under the leader
ship of Dannie Conley and has con
tinued working all this year.
Sadness Hovers About the Old Campus
As Nelson and Tiner Depart For West
PREACHERS WILL HOLD
AT MEETIHG TOMORROW
.i'rf -v t . - r 9 ar w.
yi :'.;-. r;1" n-i---f--'
Tommorrow evening- wttl'peJ'tha'
last meeting of the Evangelistic
Forum this term. The' meeting-Friday
night will bo informal. Each
nnembei of-t!io forum is requested by
tho committee leaders to be 'present
and tell of his plans and desires.
The meeting is called for 0:30 p. m.
in room 7.
Morlan To Offer
New Course Here
Are Given 22 Men
"Go west young man go west."
They aro going.
It is with sadness regret and pellu-
cid tears that wo announce that they
hove went nay verily thoy soon -will
Students and teachers friends and
ladies we now declaro unto you tho
astonishing news that A.-C. C will
Boon be lacking in- two major prem-
ises; namely tho excessively elong-
ated carcass of Lloyd "Beautiful"
Nelson and the shelkish hypnotist
Hugh Tiner who aro leaying Abilene
December 18 with their goal as Palo
Messrs. Nelson and Tiner announc-
ed officially Wednesday aftern6on
that they will make tneir journey on
tho Ankle Limited Express. From
Abileno they travel to El Paso where
a brief stop is scheduled at Juarez
From thenco tho happy pair embark
for .Phoenix Arizona where thoy
expect to receive somo mail in tho
form of clean shirts to last until thoy
get to Los Angeles.
The unofficial statement was mado
to on Optimist reporter that inas-
much as Clara Bow has declared her
intention of kissing all tho good look-
ing red-haired men that she meets
"Beautiful" is carefully maintaining
the brck tints of his morcello and
Sheik Tiner is determined to henna
hs raven locks as soon as he leaves
Upon arriving at Leland Stanford
the couple will proceed dashingly to
tho officoof Dean Cubberly and will
consequently startle him with this
declaration: "Dean wo aro hero".
Tho assertion rash though it bo is to
bo followed by a request or the hand
some gift of one El Toro cigar for
each of tho bravo heroes.
"Beautiful" has announced his in-
tention of spitting in tho sunken gar-
den; coincident with which ho statec
that tho major field of study will bo
concerning tho mysteries of measure-
ments in education brain measure-
ments ho elaborated.
The official notice was mado that
Mr. Tiner will leavo behind him ono
broken-hearted young lady; and an
unofficial .notice was made to the ef-
fect that "Red" Nelson leaves behind
him ono happy old lady.
The two expoct to maka tho two-
thousand mile jaunt in ten dayB un
less Clara Bow detains them in Holly
wood. In which: pato. the may not
register at Leland Stanford until next
(Continued on Page 4.)
Twenty-two football players havo
been selected as letter men for 1928
by Coach Morris as a reward for
their services on tho gridiron for Abi-
leno Christinn college. Roy Bullock
is tho only player who is receiving the
"C" for the fourth year in football
while tho majority of tho players aro
receiving thoir letters for tho first
Tho men receiving letter were:
Roy Bullock Sad Sanders Car
rol Roland Frank Wortham Garland
Keycs Roy Stevens Brit Pippin J.
B. Livingston C. B. Hcndricksk Har-
old Cheves Price Ewlng Douglas
Banks Robbie Robinson Pat Cotman
Grant D. H. Moyers "Moon" Block
Purvis Dodd Scroggins Boasley and
AT MERKEL THURSDAY
Next term a course dealing with
tho curriculum of the Bible School is
to be offered and special attention
will be given to tho preparation of
material for the different grades in
the Bible School of the local congre-
gation. This course is to bo taught
by Brother Morion every Sunday
morning and will bo held in connec-
tion with tho teacher's training class
that now meets.
Within tho post few years there
have bene frequent requests from
churches over tho country for mate-
rial dealing with teacher's training
and for assistance in developing a
greater curriculum for Sunday Bible
classes. To meet this demand Broth-
er Morion established his class and
tho interest grows more nnd more
both among the students and among
tho older people in tho church. Thero
is now a regular attendanco of fifty
members each Sunday.
Recently thero has been added to
tho library a collection of ono hun-
dred books dealing with religious
education. Also tho courses taught
In the teacher's training department
hove been reorganized so that special
attention can be given to tho increas-
ing of tho efficiency of tho teachers
of the local congregation.
WILL MEET TONIGHT
The mole quartet of Abilene Chris-
tian college was tho official music
maker at tho annual meeting of tho
West Toxob Chamber of Commerce
which was held at Merkel Texas on
Caskey Livingston first tenor
Ernest Wright second tenor Alfred
Wells first bass and Curtis Van Dal-
sem second bass were tho entertain-
ers of the day. Among tho songs
used were: "The Old Road" by Scott
"Tho Old Milk Bottle" and "Thero
Was A Young Man Named Ned".
The quartet also furnished music
at the luncheon which was given un-
der tho auspices of the Lions club'
The concluding meeting of tho
Homiletics class for tho fall term will
bo held tonight. A final discussion
of the subject "Church Offlcershlp"
will be mado at that time.
This subject has been studied
throughout tho term by the ministe-
rial students and. .has been very in-
teresting and inspiring they state.
The duties responsibilities and privi-
leges of church officers hove been
.studied at length.
A continuation of tho class wHl bo
conducted during tho wintor term-
Subjects of interest will bo considered
and outlinod at every meeting of tho
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