The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 21, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 27, 1930 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE ABILENE TEXAS FEBRUARY 27 1930.
HUNDREDS OF VISITORS ATTEND COLLEGE LECTURESHIP
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College Forensic Teams Prepare For Extensive Debating Tours
GIRLS TO MEET
STONE AND DERRICK DEBATE
TEXAS TECH TEAM HERE
. MONDAY EVENING
Last week the debaters started
their season In earnest Both the
boys' and girls' teams have been
chosen. 7ho girls team will debate
Wcher College tomorrow at 2 o'clock.
Tho boys team meets Tech represen-
tatives hero Monday evening. To top
it all tho girls debate tonr starts
Mora interest was shown this year
than ever before in girls' debating.
Coach AdamB remarked that the girls'
team for this year will givo oppos-
ing colleges plenty of opposition. In
the: try outs Monday Norene Culbcrt
won first honors; Evelyn Arconoaux
received second place; Pauline Chap
pie third; and Margaret Wolf
Girls' Trip Next Week.
At 2:00 o'clock Friday Miss Cul-
bcrt and Miss Arceneaux will meet
j the girls' team of Weber College
Ogdcn Utah. Tho visiting team Is
making a teur of the southern states
debating twelve of the largest schools.
It.js composed of Misses Virginia
Nicholas and Dorothy Abbott
w t Tuesday evening tho girls' team
will debate N. tf'S. T. C. at 'Denton.
1 Coach Weems haa selected ..Norune
.make thiiTtrip. March o tjusy meet
f rei iimv v v..-.w... r-
To Meet Lions
Ik Last Gam6
MINISTER TELLS OF
NEW BIRTH IN TALK
ON SUNDAY MORNING
Untvtsrsjty' at. . SJiawnee. March 7
Wanoma City University wlU be de-
bated!. The final debate of the trip
wlirbo Saturday evening at Chlck-
asha with Oklahoma vomen's ioi-
lege. The girls' team will travel
-nearly a thousand miles on .this trip
tho most extensive ever to be made
by women debaters of A. C. C.
Tech Has Strong Team.
Nor are the men debaters idle.
Roy Stone and Hubert Derrick will
engage lu the second annual debate
with Texas Tech of Lubbock In tho
collego auditorium Monday evening
at 8 o'clock. According to advance
reports they will have a lively dis-
cussion. Hal Lary and WiMam
Sewell with whom many of the col-
icge students are acquainted will
represent Tech. Tho Tech teani will
debate with T. C. U. the following
evening. They have a good record
in their debates thus far with Cam
(Continued on pago 4)
From Annual Meet
Christian Hoopers Suffer
39 to 23 Defeat From "'?
Dropping tho first clash of a two-
gamo series to the Denton Eagles
last night 23 to 30 tho Wildcats will
renew hostilities there again this eve-
ning. In the first contest the Eagles
rolled up an parly score to' lead the
Cats 27 to 6 at the closo of the first
Choves Pippcn and Lawrence
staged a rally for tho Christians In
the closing minutes of play but wero
never nblo to overcome the lead of
tho Denton quint Outstanding play-
ers for A. C. C. were Chcves and
Lawrence. Perryman Denton guard
was high scorcr'with 12 tallies. Brock I
Eagle center was second with 8- The
Cats left Abilcno Tuesday for their
last lap In tho 1030 cage race.
Teams Play Again Tonight?
Although both Denton and A. C. C.
are out of tho T. I. A. A. race for
1030 the game tonight will hold not
a .few thrills for interested specta-
tors; Jt is a grudge fight to the
finish with 'the memories of last
year's severe drubbing still rankling
sore in the foro consciousness of. the
Wildcats. It will bo . remembered
that in the first gamo of tho scries
with Denton .ployed last year one ofl
men jurwuio soiiouup mu iu(iuv
individual seoro one 'man had' ever
attained in a game played by tho
Denton has one Of the smoothest
working machines in the conference
as has. been evidenced onmoro.than
one occasion but withal does not
have quite such a smooth flowing
(Continued on pogo 2)
Sunday .morning at the 11 o'clock
service E. W. McMillan minister if
the College Church of Christ spoke
on tho subject "Tho New Birth."
McMillan showed that tho: '-'Now
Birth" is not a miraculous" Immedi-
ate change but that it Is a process ot
gradual development. He explained
the duty of peoplo to try to trans-
form themselves thus accomplishing
tho new birth. In this connection ho
said "If your friends cannot recog-
nize in your actions a change you
simply are not a Christian."
As measures in accomplishing this
chango he urged: caro of all obliga-
tions efforts to make homes better
social purity and spirituality. "These
things" McMillan said "will trans-
form peoplo into a highor and spiri-
At the Sundny night scrvico ono
man was added to the college church
by baptism. Using as his subject
"Tho New Testament Teachers in
tho Light of Present Tendencies" Mr.
McMillan contrasted tho primitive
church with that of the present age
Ho considered the simplicity of tho
primitive cfyurch the qualifications
of its leaders tho unity of their faith
and labors and then spoke of pres-
ent divisions methods of conversa-
tion deviations and departures. As
To Receive Doctorate
a climax ho discussed the position
of" modern-skeptics? ' i1-".ij.
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BUILDINGS OF COLLEGE
Academy Seniors to Begin
Rehearsals on Class Play
Tuesday afternoon the academy
seniors met in Miss Hale's studio and
tried out for the cast of their an-
nual senior play "Skidding."
The cast as selected Includes:
Pauline Moss L. C. Fisher Pauline
Hicks Louise McKenzte Gwendolynne
Tate Harold Miles Peto Teddlle Roy
Hufstcdler Austin Mooty and Her-
Miss Hale announces that work
will be begun on this play soon. It
will bo presented about the first of
G. C. Morlan. correspondence school
head and teacher of psychology has
been granted a leave of absence to
complete work on his doctor's degree
at the University of Iowa next sum
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Instructors To Do
Morlan to Receive Doctor's
Degree from University
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GOOD INTEREST IN
T. I. P. A. CONTESTS
Interest in the T. I. P. A. contest
to be held In April continues to grow
and students are still actively en-
gaged in preparing their different
entries in the contest according to
Jnmes Chambers press club presi-
dent. Wilburn Hill has already turned
in his one-act play "Snaky's Yourn"
to President Chambers. The play
won first place when entered in the
press contests of the junior college
conference of Oklahoma. He also has
a short story which he is revising to
enter in tho contests.
Wiyndell Hall ono of A. C. C.'a
promising young poets has submitted
a number of poems. He read several
of his poems at tho meeting of those
interested in the contests last
Wednesday evening and received somo
favorable criticism from Prof. Schug
and the students present
Less than thrco weeks remain until
all tho material has to be in tho
hands of President Chambers.
EXPRESSION PUPIL TO .
GIVE JUNIOR RECITAL
For the first time' during the year
open house was held on Tuesday that
students might visit the three col-
lege dormitories. From 1:30 until 3
o'clock the boys were privileged to
inspect the girls' halls. After a
thirty minute intermission girls
toured the hall of the boys the in
spection tour closing at 5 o'clock.
School visitors tho ilpcturo week
wero guests to tk. WhV balls on
Wednesday afternoonfera cVthe boys
wero hosts from 1:30)3:30. Ber
ginning at 4:30 Chambers Hall and
Zcllncr hall wero open for reception
to' all visitors. At Zellner Hall a
seated tea was given guests by mem-
bers of the home economics depart
ment. The girls also modelled dresses
made by tho department during the
After visiting the dormitories the
lectureship visitors made an inspec-
tion tour of the new education building.
BAYLOR COLLEGE .At BELTON
.GROUP FOR (1931
"An enthusiastic meeting 'was hold
where scholarship Iwas stressed"
said Homer Hatley in speaking of
tho annual meeting of tho Scholar-
ship Societies of' tho South which
met at. East Texas State Teachers
College February 21 and 22. Halley
represented tho local James A. Gar-
field Socfety and Paul Witt repre-
sented tho A. C. C faculty at tho
Tho. first session was k held Friday
afternoon. It was a business session
of tho council at which time the
different school representatives made
reports. Friday evening tho fifty-
five different delegates along wipi
145 guests wero given a banquet
Dr. Benedict Speaks. i
The principal meeting was held
Saturday morning. Tho program con-
sisted of some reports an address by
Dr. Benedict president of Texas Uni-
versity and a one-act play presented
by tho College Players of East Texas
The meeting adjourned at 12 ofclock
after voting t? hold the meeting of
1031 at Bayor-BeUon College of
Hatley waa'.fmpre ssed with tho hos
pltalltymhownt'he delegates.' He said
that twi'were:'entrtalned royally
. dtirlng (koiir enffee aay. aVComrasm;
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Library Has Unique hook
On Southwestern Romance
Being bound in a well imitated!
rattlesnake hido written by a .Texan
and printed in a Texas publishing
houso help to make tho recent narra-.
tiye by J. Frank Dobio of Texas Uni-
versity a more vivid- cnterpretation
and successsful portrait of southwest-
ern Texas when the hulsache cacti
and rattlesnake gave romance to the
role played by the Mexican bandldo
and the Texas "vaquero." '
'"A Vaquero of tho Brush Country"
only ono month from tho press is
now in tho Abilene Christian college
library Most striking of all to tho
reporter on removing the attractive
jacket from the book was the almost
real snake hido binding. The writer
has gathered material for this Texas
romanco from his travels in the Chis-
holm Trail territory and ranging
from the southern tip of the atato
northward to Abilene Kansas nnd
westward into Colorado and the
Mexico's j . ' '
The major portion of thisV'vlvid
narrative and graphic hlstory"omes
from the reminiscences of John
Young tho seasoned "Vacquero'who
wanted experience got it an1 now
in his last days has decided tp chroni-
cle his exploits 'and happll encoun-
tered the experienced DobJ(j of Texas
University who has produced the ac-
count In its finlshei fqrm. Qniy by
author's own exDerience. critics
'efplain could the book bo made com-
plete. Printing of the book was done
by the Southwest Press at Dallas
' True episodes inv tho life of "Billy
tie Kid" John Young (now living and
cp-author of tho book) and other con-
temporary characters mako tho book
a colorful sketch. Shrewdly the
writer has caught and put into tho
printed page the now near obsolote
prairlo language as revealed by tho
"Vocquero" In telling of his early ad-
ventures to the author "Mossy horn"
'oln1-linnnm ".Cnnlonn " "Ttrnllln
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jangles'' and "Mogotes of Hulsache"
aro choico terms' in depicting tho
Tho Texas Monthly the most re
cent advent into tho Texas magazine
realm edited by Peter Molyneaux
has devoted a division of its second
publication to J. Frank Dobie's suc-
cess. One chapter of tho book Is re-
painted in the review. The magazine
described by librarian Miss Margaret
Bishop as "very successful in ite pur
pose" aims at reflecting the varied
Interests of Texas; economics music
history and state government ac-
tivity are all touched In the second
copy January number. The magazine
jyThree'memberoi'of theTf acuity of
Abilone Christian College and Aca-
demy 'will bo away on .leave of absence-
during the summer to complete
work..pn their advanced degrees It
was announced from the office of
President Batsell Baxter Wednes-
day. G. C. Morlan W. C. Sikes and
Don II. Morris compose the group.
Mr. Morlan head of the correspond-
ence department and teacher of psy-
chology and religious education in tho
college will complete work on his Ph.
D degrco in the University of Iowa
this summer. He is majoring in edu-
cation and has a minor religlousi
education. Mr; Morlan plans to work
off a German requirement and write
his thesis before ho returns to Abi-
lene next fall.
W. C. Sikes principal of the Abi-
lene Christian Academy has an
nounced plana to attend tho Univer-
sity of Colorado Boulder this sum
mer lie will receive tno ju. a. ae-
greo with a major in education and
a minor in sociology.
Don H. Morris Instructor in edu-
cation and public speaking lin tho
college- will receive his Master's de-
gree from Texas University at tho
close of tho summer term. Ho is
specializing in educational adminis-
tration. It has also been announced that
Walter H. Adams will attend Colum-
bia University during the 1030-01
session. Mr. Adams will do work on
his doctorate. Ho holds a master's
degree in education from Leland
University Palo Alto Calif.
President Baxter plans to keep at
least two instructors working on ad
vanced degrees each year.
Miss Lois Manly who will receive
her degrco here this year will give
her junior recital in speech arts next
Wednesday March 5 in the Simmons
auditorium. The time-is eight o'clock.
- 'Mfos Manly will read a one-act
play entitled "Brothers" by .Richard
Burton. She has been -very promin-
ent in dramatics in Abilene Christian
college one of her most Important
roles being that of Juliet in "Romeo
nnd Juliet" which was given by the
dramatic club three years ago.
Miss Manly has studied expression
under Miss Willie Ray McDonald
head of tho speech arts department
of Simmons University and will
graduate in that department this
City Commission Accepts
Paving In This Addition
Paving recently completed by the
West Texas Construction company in
the Abilcno Heights addition to the
city of Abilcno in the vicinity of the
new Abilene Christian College cam-
pus was accepted by the city com
mission In regular session Friday
after the work had been inspected and
approved by O. K. Hobbs city engineer.
The paving is on College drive
Washington blvd. North Sixteenth
street and Campus Court
Church Men Expect To Fin-
ish New Building By July
1 Is Present Report
Concrete pouring on the founda-
tion of tho Highland Avenue Church
of Christ building South Fifth street
and Highland was completed last
week and brick work began Monday
morning. Construction on tho build-
ing was started February 8 by the
Abilene Construction company.
Contract for tho building was let
in January for $32000 and sub-contracts
for electric plumbing and
other fixtures are to be made this
week L. H. Harvey secretary of tho
building committee announced yester-
day. Pews and other furnishings
will bring tho building to an approxi-
mate cost of 38000 Mr. Harvey said.
Tho structure 50 by 00 feet is to
bo a modified Gothic. Thero is to be
a tower rising GO feet from tho
ground at the southwest corner and
two entrances into the main audi-
torium one facing south on Fifth
street and tho other west on High-
land. 19 Sunday School Rooms.
Nineteen Sunday school rooms are
distributed through the threo floors
a sub-story the main auditorium and
the third floor. The auditorium with
the' balcony will seat 000 people. W
A. Tackett and company were the
Light grey brick is to be combined
with a trim of darker brick and
Lucders stono for the structure and
art glass windows aro to bo used for
the auditorium. The brick is being
purchased through the Abilene Brick
F. B. Shepherd is pastor of tho
church which was organized last
September wheq the College Church
of Christ moved from tho old campus
of Abilene Christian college to Sewell
(Continued on page 4)
FINE ARTS STUDENTS GIVE
Hamlin Church Will Have
New Brick Building Soon
Dirt has been broken and the first
lot of brick arrived last week for tho
new Church of Christ building being
erected in Hamlin.
Herbert Hooker a student of Abi-
lene Christian College is doing the
preaching for tho congregation. Be-
fore he took over the work the
church was very weak and had only
a few members. Now they have
grown to be a thriving congregation.
Optimist Reporter Gives
History of Lectureships
With representatives from four
states registered on tho visitors' roll
attendance at the annual lectureship
of Abilene Christian College prom
ises to exceed that of any previous
year. Beginning on Monday night'
with an address by Walter H. Adams
of tho college faculty the program.
will continue until Friday night.
Visitors trom Texas Oklahoma
'Kansas ana flew Mexico nua reg-;
istered up to last night. Hundreds '
of visiting patrons and mends of the
institution have been attending every
service and scores of others are ar-
Slaydcn Is Speaker.
Tho lectureship an annual ioairre--"
of the college brings outstanding.
speakers of the Church of Christ here
each year. J. Paul Slayden Ft.
Worth evangelist is tho principal
lecturer for tho 1930 program. His
address tomorrow night on tho "Re
surrection of Jesus Christ From thej
iJead" will conclude the lectureship.
Tonight at 7:46 J. S. Axledge
president of the board of trustees
Will speak' on "Message Prom the
Trustees.'-' Mr. Slayden will' deliver
an address Friday morning on "ThoE
Credibility of.' tho Bible." In' the ki
atternoon Dean James F. Cox' will
discuss "Problems of Teaching in the
College speakers Appear. :
Other sneakers who have nDDeared t'
on the program thus far aro Walter H
U. Adams Don H. Morris G. C. Mor-
lan Batsell Baxter Horaco W. Busby
and E. W. McMillan. As a feature
oi the program this year seven Abi
lcno Christian College speakers have
delivered addresses. Walter H. Adams
and Don H. Morris were representa
tives from the ex-students' association.
Several entertainment features
were planned for visitors this year.
Preceding each night address a pro-
gram was presented by members of
tho college fino arts department..
Yesterday afternoon all dormitories
held open houso for the visitors. A
seated tea was given by the home
economics club in Zellner Hall follow-
ing the inspection tour. As a climax
for the day's entertainment tho board
(Continued on pago 4)
Fine Arts Pupils
QUARTETS TO GIVE CLOSDNG
PROGRAM OF WEEK HERE
Tho trustees .of Abilcno Christian
College we're hosts to 150 visitors
who aro attending the annual lecture-
ship now in progress at this place at
a banquet In Chambers Hall at six
o'clock Wednesday evening.
J. S. Arledge. president of the
board of trustees extended a cordial
welcome to visitors in tho initial
speech which was followed by a brief
speech by J C. Reese vice-president
of the board on tho needs of Abl
lene" Christian college. The college
quartet sang "Annie Laurie."
Plans of the A. C. C. Ten Thousand
Club were' Introduced and member-
ship requirements explained by Don
II Morris faculty member. J. lj.
McTfenztn. mwinrl vtrB.nroIHinf nf
Js the latest addition So' the library I the board foifewed with a stirring
subscription list. fy .
(Continued on page 2)
This week's series marks the thir-
teenth annual lectureship for Abilene
Christian College.. Outstanding
evangelists and lecturers of the
Church of Christ from different parte
of Texas and other states are Invited
to come to Abilene during February
of each year and to speak on the
On tho first lectureship program
were T. W. Phillips O. E. Phillips
G. A. KHngman C. C. Kllngraan J.
H. Xawson H. E. Speck G.'W. Cyp-
ret Lift Sanders and Jesso P. Sewell
who for twelve years was president
of tho college. His popularity as a
speaker is evidenced by tho fact that
almost every lectureship program has
had him on its schedule.
G. Dallas Smith was tho princi
pal lecturer on the 1010 program.
Pres. Baxter Jesse P. Sewell and
H. E. Speck also made speeches that
In 1020 R. C. Bell made his appear-
ance as a lecturer in A. C. C. M C.
Kurfees of Louisville Kentucky was
tho chief speaker of the week. Tho
1021 lectureship had as its chief
speaker F. W. Smith of Nashville
Those whose names were listed on
the program for 1022 were; G. A.
KHngman J. P. Sewell J. T Smith
F. L. Rowe Thos. E. Mllholland J.
N. Armstrong (now president of
Harding College) Ira L. Wlnterrowd
G. H. P. Showalter C. J. Robinson
R. D. Smith W. F. Ledlow T. H.
Etheridge H. E. Speck A. B. Barret
and Jas F. Cox a member of the col-
lego faculty since 1020.
Detroit Michigan again furnished
tho chief speaker in 1923 W. D.
A lecture program which was un-
usually well attended was tho one
held in 1024 when N. B Hardeman
who had just returned from a tour
of Eurone and Palestine was tno
principal lecturer. Tiie president J.
P. Sewell the president-e! t Batsell
Baxter Jas. F. Cox the present dean
and E. W. McMillan who is now min
ister of the collego church wero also
on the program. Others who spoke
were Dr. E. V. Wood Chas. H. Robor-
son and Roy H. Lanier an ex-stu
dent. It is customary to have an ex-
student on tho lecture program each
John T Hinds and the late Elmer
L. Nichols filled tho plaewr of chf
speaker and . ax-itudent lecturer ret
A four-day schedule arranged by
Miss Pat Malono of tho piano depart-
ment providing added entertainment
for the many college visitors will
come to a close on Friday evening at
7:30 o'clock immediately preceding
services with tho male and girls'
quartet appearing on tho program.
At the Initial evening service on
Tuesday the choral club and glee
club were presented. The choral club
Bang: "At Evo I Heard a Flute"
Strickland; "Pretty Blrd"--Saar "At
Twilight" -Friml Tho gleo club
also gave numbers.
Mildred Cariker of tho piano de
partment appeared on Wednesday
evening in'two numbers: "The Music
Box" Poldlnl and "Danso Negre"
Cyril Scott Roberta Warren of the
collego speech arts studio read "The
Ex-Soldier's Trial" from "Poems of
On Thursday anothor student of the
speech arts class Obera Bennett will
read "The Forgotten Witness." The
orchestra also will play. Frldayttwi
male and glrji quartet .will .pmcu
tho pregramH or. tho jftek
A McMu'rry''g-'l 'onpos
Dan.Dodson. "Doc" Bone HU
From Knoxvlllo.-'TennessM. In 1926 1 Sheppard and. Loon Womack played
came Si" P. OPlttHnaB principal! two ntfmbers as chapel entertainers
(Coa'Unued on page 2) " llast Friday. Everett Sheppard sang.
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