The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 26, No. 13, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 15, 1938 Page: 1 of 4
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"A Glad Heart Makoth a Cheerftil Countenance." Proverbs 15:13.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE ABILENE TEXAS; Thursday December 15 1938
Forum Reports 19
God's Purposo In Sending Jesus
to Enrth" wns the themo dis-
cussed Friday night nt the rcgu-
lar forum meeting.
Tho following appointments
Claude Guild North Park Abl-
leno; Wayno Mickey Bomarton;
Jack Lewis Moron; Paul Mc-
Clung Justin; Arnold Watson
Concord; Murray Marshall Lawn;
Walter M. Byers Shields; Joe
Harper Dublin; James Johnson
Strawn; Roland Johnson Ackerly;
Garvin Toms Putnam; J. C.
Stepp Oplln; James Reynolds
Duster; Victor II. Sellers Carbon;
Clifton Rogers Rochester; Nick
Craig Noodle; Aubrey Mercer
Cottonwood; Eugene Smith Acuff
and Owens; and Hugh Murray
Burford Heard Over
In Life Drama
America wns introduced to
Leonard Burford head of the
ACC fine arts department last
Tuesday night ut 8 by the "We
tho People Speak" program orig'-
inatlng in New York City and
broadcast over a nation-wide
hook-up by the Columbia Broad-
Burford received the most prom-
inent place on the program. High
points in his life wcro dramatized
and Burford read from n Braille
script a thrco minute speech in
which ho paid tribute to his
mother. Radio officials say that
this was the first time anyone
had read a Braille script over the
Burford left Abilene last Sun
Accident Rate Swells
39 During Holidays
Warn students that go home
for the holidays that this is the
peak period for serious nutomo-
bllo accidents advises Jnmcs S.
Kemper nationally known safety
leader nnd president of the Lum-
bcrmens Mututal Casualty Com-
pany of Chicago.
"Analyzing 7241 automobile ac
cidents in tho ast thrco years
classified ns serious wo found
B23 wcro in the period from Da-
comber 10 to January 3" said
Mr. Kemper. "This shows a hol-
iday season frequency 39 per cent
above tho annual rate.
"Parents should realize that
homecoming students on pleasure
bent are 39 per cent more npt
than usual to figure in serious
nutomobile accidents at this sea-
son" he continued. Actually tho
rate doubles In tho last half of
day evening aboard an American December compared with tho nver-
Airl ncs shin bound tor now b "r wtoiwii i "'
Approrimatcly seventy five
friends nnd members of the A
Onuses include late hours drink
ing bad road conditions in bad
weather and decreased visibility
Capelln Chorus were at the air during these shortest days of the
port to wish him bon voyage. "'
Burford is expected to return A special student hazard to bo
to Abllcno by train Saturday eve- avoided is unsafe conditions driv-
ning. While in New York ho Is ing home from school nnd back
planning to tako a number of mu- Typical of such conditions is n
!. los-ions under Edith White Grlf- loor car overcrowded driven
fing his former teacher.
In Buford Home
To bo presented in a program
tomorrow evening at tho home of
Lconnrd Burford arc his voice
' students In the following program.
j Bob Guild "On the Road to
Mandalay"; Ellen Nelson "The
I Day Is ono"; Patsy Cooke "Flor-
i Ian Song"; James Black "SunrUo
and Sunset": Beverly Allen. "Caro
Doggono the teachers who give
exams the day before Christmas
holidays. Not that wo want to go
home early muchl Most notorious
of tho last day quizzers aro Char-
les Hcber Robcrson and Lawrence
Smith. They should take a lesson
from R. C. Bell who has dismissed
his Saturday classes.
Bearing out our belief that
footballers are sissies at heart
oar grid heavies have been get-
ting their exercise on the cro-
quet courts in recent weeks. And
they only play on pretty days.
What a bunch of cauliflowers
heroes are after all!
Wo wont waste baskets in tho
Ad Building classrooms. We're tir-
cd of having to look all around to
sco if anyone is looking before
-n-o can let fly with a wad of waste
paper. Now that cold weather
5SL" klpthrwrsstt; BILLIE RUTH YOUNG
If: fnr corncr of th0 roon'lN FINE ART PROG
thiugh night und day with a relay
c f excited young drivers.
Just ns New Year's Eve cli-
maxes the holiday season so the
first three days of January pro-
vide the worst record of the year
with 71 per cent moe serious au-
tomobile accidents than the De-
cember nnd January overage.
ACC High School
In Holiday Party
At 7 o'clock Tuesday evening
the high school of tho A.C.C.
Bien"; Billic Ruth Loving "Dawn" ." '"b" '"' " " . . " '7
-.. . ...-.i . i 7. t. ii ' Demonstration fechool held their
Clint Cooke "Clorinda"; Pauline .... .
V... UiJ JJU.fcJ.
Green "Bowl of Jade"; Klcta Belle
Holt "With a Water Lily'; Bob
Hornbakcr "The World is Waiting
for tho Sunrise"; Janellc Cathcj
"When We Two Parted"; gills
sextet "Little Girl With Tho
Turned-upNose"; Krnnk Dunn
"Requiem"; and Darthu Knulkner
"Just For Today".
In the parlor of the Girls' Dor
mitory Billic Ruth Young was
featured in a fine arts program.
"A Vagabond Song" Carman.
"Fools Paradise" Anon.
"Come into the garden Maud"
Novel cut from "Ben Hur1
"Couitship by Abient-Troat-ment"
"Touching Shoulders" Bob
A Mclpomencnn meeting follow
ed tho recital with n gift exchange
in tunc with the season.
Mrs. Morris has mouseltis.
While she was watching a ono-
act play rehearsal Thursday
night Chesley McDonald toted
into the auditorium a trash can
which was empty except for one
wnall mouse. Somehow or other
the mouse got loose on the floor
and Mrs. Morris took off toward
the celling. Slio perched squall-
ing on the top of a chapel seat
until mighty Bob Holton squash-
ed the offending rodent with one
swoosh of his massive foot.
That new French phone wall
style in McDonald Halt has one
of the same troubles as the old
one. Tho goo that is talked into
its transmitter is stil tho same old Of Coaches Assn.
stun and goes on longer than
ever now that the conversing
male has one hand free with
which to gesticulate.
Freshman Thompson's cat has
eaten Freshman Moser's parakeet
(bird to youse mugs) and has
done penance by serving a term
of confinement in the bird's
cage. With the neveq-eay-dle
spirit of all good freshmen Mo-
str and Thompson are planning
to bring back after the holidays
some goldfish and a canary for
Kitty to play with. Whatever
the little things play we'll still
bet on Kitty. I
The nerve of some people. Red-
man not only makes Maidens save
him a seat in class but makes her
carry his books ns well.
Collie Butte; U our most non-
' Continued on Page 3
Class Nominees For
Ctnss representatives in the
Wildcat Band Queen contest are:
seniors Jo Bill Duckworth Jackie
Gilbert Floy Hood Billy Ruth
Young; juniors Allccn Ott Ll!a
McWhirter Georgia Pope Mona
Hamstrcct; sophomores lola
Fayo Cure Betty Gray Nix Pau-
line Green Shirley Colo; fresh-
men Dnrtha Faulkner Mary
Louise Ladd Mary Jo Watson
Thcso four candidates from each
class were selected at n meeting
of the Wildcnt Band Tuesday af
ternoon. They will appear on tho
stage tho night of the band's
winter concert January 10. Final
winner of the contest will bo do
cided by a poll of those attending
In addition to appearing on all
public performances of the band
here the Wildcat Band Queen
will accompany the band on Its
spring tour and will head all tho
band's appearances ns a marching
Election of some co-ed outside
the Wlldcut Band to the position
of band queen will bo nn annual
event. The queen will wear a
specially designed uniform white
with a purple trim.
Boyd Reese missionary from
Africa w'as honored with a Christ-
mas party Monday evening.
After a few games wero play-
ed James Reynolds piescnted tho
honorce with a suit. Tho party
concluded with singing of Christ-
Refreshments wero served to
James Reynolds Cora Faye ya-
ter Bcrnico Durrct L. D. Webb
Eleanor Grosser Lulu Mac
Stnrnes Gaston Cogdcll Jenelle
Cnthey Joyce Butler Martha Lou
Greeni Clifton Rogers Melba
Head Victor Sellers Garvin Toms
Last Saturday the coaches nnd
officers of the Texas Conference
met in Dallas for the purpose of
making a schedule for the 'JO
basketball and football games.
Tho all-conference football team
was selected for the '38 season us
ENDS: LockanI Trinity and
TACKLES: Dcndy Howard
Payne and Ty Cox ACC.
GUARDS: Russell Howard
Payne and Formagus St. Ed
CENTER: Bremer Southwcs
BACKS: San Miguel Trinity;
Ermis St. Edwards Reynolds St.
Edwards and Gracy Texas Wes-
The officers of the Texas Con-
ference were also elected. J. II.
Shclton of Howard Payne wns re-
elected president Lawrence Smith
vico president of Abilene Chris
tian nnd J. C. Godbcy of South-
Mi. G. A. Scruggs gave a re-
l view of the basketball tournar
ment In Tuscola last week. Sev-
01 nl numbers were iriven bv
puintett composed of Alice Aleno Mac Watson Lona Johnson Ben
Morlnn. Jean Seelvo. Elenc Jen- Bailey Rebecca bnerldan Wini
nings Addle Bell Carr and Gloria1 fred Sherrod James Johnson Nick
Brown. Jane Ellen Barnes pluy-l Craig Raymond Skclton Euln B.
cd several accordion selections. A
trio composed of Gloria Brown
Jean Seelyc and Elenc Jennings
snng several numbers.
Tho group listened to "We the
people" Columbia Network broad-
cast presenting Leonard Burford
after which presents were dis-
tributed from tho Christmas tree.
In tho meeting of conference
officials of Dallas last week-end
u new association was formed.
The group will be known as the
Coaches Association of tho Texas
Officers of tho association for
the coming year were elected
they are: L. J Wilkins president
(Trinity University) R. M. Med-
ley vice president (McMurry Col-
lege nnd A. B. Morris (Abilene
Gibson Speaks At
Dr. J. P. Gibson addressed tho
McMurry chapel assembly Friday
on tho subject of "Health." He
also appeared on tho Tuberculosis
association's program over KRBC
Friday evening speaking on the
subject "Tuberculosis Preven-tlon."
"In Girls We Trust"
Is Matron's Creed
"If you trust n girl she will
respond to that trust." That is
what Mrs. Rachel Cooper believes.
And Mrs. Cooper should know.
for she Is celebrating her eigh-
teenth anniversary as housemoth-
cr nt the Kappa Alpha Thcta
chapter house at the University
"American college girls have
changed considerably in the last
eighteen years" Mrs. Cooper says.
"Eighteen years ago girls wcro
a llttlo moro thoughtful and more
deliberate. Now they do most
things on impulse but they have
pretty fair Judgment."
Mrs. Cooper contends that tho
behavior of Pitt girls in tho last
five years shows n marked lm
provement over tho "Jazz ago"
group. Coeds today take collcgo
work moro scriusly she says.
Hller Florence Lieth Susio Guth-
rie Vcrlie Prickett Sammie Jack
Lacey Claude Guild and Olive
Mrs. Trances Stnllworth was
piescnted in a recital at a seated
tea in tho living room of Cham-
bers Hall Sundny afternoon.
Mrs. Stnllworth read an original
cuting of "Forsaking nil Uthors"
written by Alice Duer Miller.
Three selections by Lew Sarrctt
"Four Llttlo Foxes" "Mason
Mist" nnd "Look For Me" wcro
included on the proginm.
Tho piogrum wus concluded
with "Jlmmio Geo und the Magic
Eye" u Christmas story.
At tho conclusion of tho pro-
gram Wanda Clemens played
Sigma Delta Chi
Invites 5 Members
Five new members selected by
Sigma Delta Chi are Lona John-
son Norlna Gibson G. C. Mor
lnn Loyd Bixjcr und Leon Hen-
thorn. Two members from the
Pickwickian Club selected by Mrs.
Retta Scott Giirrett and Miss
Jewell Watson were nominated
with thiee from the Press Club
with the approval of Paul South-
Members aro selected on a basis
of outstanding work in Journalism
and must have an average of B.
Sigma Delta Chi was organized
last year to honor students who
have made the greatest contribu-
tion of the publication on the
TARBET IN CHAPEL
T. H. Taibet senior gave a
speech recital in chapel this morn
ing. Poems read represented great
incidents of a human life.
Selections read were: "De Drum
Mojah" (Garfield); "To the Tcr-
restlal Globe" (Gilbert); "At the
Cross Roads" (Hovcy); "Meeting
nt Night" (Browning); "When I
was One nnd Twenty' (Housman);
"Mrs. Bullfrog" (Hawthorne);
"The Great Hunt" i(Sandbcrg);
"Jennie Kissed Me" (Hunt); and
"Ah Are You Digging My Grave"
Wilson McHam Take
In Speech Contests
Olllc Jane Wilson freshman
from Alius Oklahoma ran away
with high honors in the intra-
mural speech contest held yester-
day nt A.C.C. She won two firsts
and was on the winning debate
Sho won first in extempore
speaking oratory nnd won first
debating with Burnya Mac Me
Ham freshman from Witchlta
Falls as her colleague. Individ
ual debating honors went to
Burnya Mno McHam with her
team mate taking second.
The debate team of Claude
Guild and James Reynolds won
second prize. In the poetry read
ing Mrs. Eugene Smith took first
with Billle Ruth Young winning
Eugene Smith won first in radio
speech with E. W. Hendricks re-
ceiving second place. Smith also
took second places in extemporo
speaking and oratory.
Gold medals will be awarded
the winners of first and second
places in each of the divisions
says L. D. Webb forensic man-
uger of the college.
E. A. Bedichek Dies
E. A. Bedichek 60 lifelong-
minister of the Church of Christ
died of a heart attack at Us
home 2059 North Sixteenth
Street Thursday December 8th.
Thursday evening when he ar-
rived homo he complained of feel-
ing ill nnd died beforo a physi-
cian called by Mrs. Bedichek ar-
Tho funeral was conducted Sat-
urday and burial was in Cedar
Hill Cemetery bcsldo tho grave
of a daughter Mrs. Lois Wolfe-
Mr. Bedichek is survived by his
wifo and three sons Wendell II.
Bedichek managing editor of tho
Abilene Reporter-News Elwyn
nnd Freddie Bedichek of Abilene.
At the age of 15 ho became a.
member of the Church of Christ
and started preaching within a
year. He was active in the min
istry for moro than a quarter of
a century. His work was mostly
evangelical and he held meetings
throughout the Southwest mid-
west and west coast states.
Ho also did local work in nu-
merous Oklahoma and Texas
At Mission Study Wednesday
evening Murray Marshall review
ed on article from "The World
Vision" a missionary magazine.
The article written by E. W.
McMillan wns entitled "Here nm I
Lord Send Me."
Marshall also spoke nt prayer
meeting on "Man's loe to his
J. C. Stepp discussed "Mnn's
love to God."
Christmas holidays will begin
Saturday December 17 follow-
School will begin following
tho holidays eight o'clock Mon-
day morning January 2 1930.
Give Yuletide Party
A Yuletide party Tuesday eve-
ning highlighted parties of the
week in Zcllncr Hall. Georgia Lou
Starks' acted as chairman of the
program. Carols were sung by the
A saxophone trio composed of
Enrleno Day Gwendolyn Merchant
and Sophia Mac Gross played "Si-
lent Night" and "SnnU Clnus Is
Coming to Town." Rebcccu Sher
idan rend a Christmas poem.
A quartet composed of Kleta
Belle Holt Pauline Green Janellc
Cnthey and Patsy Cooke sang "O
Little Town of Bethlehem" nnd "It
Came Upon u Midnight Clear."
A Christmas story read by Ln-
ginia Selman concluded the program.
In Recital Tuesday
The ACC Music Department
presented the Boys' Glco Club and
the Girls' Glee Club along with
several soloists in a recital in
Sewell Auditorium last Tuesday
night before un estimated audi-
ence of 200.
Taking part in this recital
were: Boys Ulee Club unln und
the River" (Fox); Edna Earl
Weed "Air de Ballet" (Thomp-
son); Ellen Nelson "Nocturne"
(Schumann); Bob Hornbakcr
"Clribiribin" (Pcstalozza ; Alice
Aleno Morlan "To A Watcrlily"
(MacDowcll); Jane Ellen Barnes
"Ghosts" (Schyttc); Elta VIrdcn
"In Deep Woods" (MacDowell); J.
B. Ellis "Nocturne" (Chopin);
Dartha Faulkner "My Heart at
Thy Sweet Voice" (Saint-Sacns);
Gladys Lovely "Romance"
(Schumann); Paulino Witt "Tho
Old Refrain" (Krcisler) "Adora-
tion" (Borowski) "Schon Rosma-
rin" (Krcisler); Girls' Glco Club
"Lift Thine Eyes" (Mendelssohn)
"Clnudia" (Earnest Charles);
Mona Hamstrcet "Rondo Cnpric-
cioso" (Mendelssohn). Miss Mona
Hamstrcct accompanied the vo-
calists and Mnry Jo Watson was
Miss Witt's accompanist for her
Records of Seven Directors Stand or Fall
In Productions Tonight and Tomorrow
Dunn On KRBC
Frank Dunn freshman baritone
will have a regulnr weekly broad-
cast over KRBC beginning in
January. Definite time for this
fifteen minute spot has not yet
been announced by the station.
Los Alegres Gives
Tomorrow night at eight o'clock
In tho Administration Building
Los Alegres will hold its annual . wero voted into tho
A caroling party composed of
members of the A Cappella Chor-
us visited McMurry Hardin-Slm-mons
nnd various homes through-
out Abilene Wednesday ovening
following u fifteen minute pro-
gram over KRBC Abilene.
Welch New Press
Upon the resignation of Thelma
Jolliffo as president of tho Press
Club Louie Welch was elected to
fill tho vacancy at tho meeting
Ben Bailey and Victor Sellers
A special program will includo
information concerning Mexican
Yuletide legends nnd customs; tho
singing of Spansh carols; and wl
fcaturo tho Mexican Christmas
game "La Plnnta." .
nominees wero mado Sigma Delta
Chi honorary Journalistic organ!
Special tables of Gifts for Men-
many novelties at $1.Q0 in Mljf
TER'S Men's Department.
Records of seven student di-
lectors will stand or full depend-
ent on tho outcomo of tonight's
and tomorrow night's one-act
play performances. Consequently
soven little student directors arc u
wee bit nervous.
Teacher's nerves may be just a
llttlo tlngly too because the bet
ter her students como out of the
ordeal the more she can brag on
them. And If ono of the per
formances is particularly out
standing what's to stop teacher
from saying "Yes of course it
was good. I taught tho director
all he knows about producing
If tho seven pays still to come
aro much better than the two pre
sented last Thursday at the Mel
pomencan Club meeting they
should really bo something. They
should bo better too because
they have been In rehearsal a
week longer. Consequently Mrs.
Morris and her play production
students should bo nursing blister-
ed backs from receiving congratu-
lations along about Saturday.
The two plays that Melpom
members say last Thursduy wero
no slouches except that tho plot
of "Tho Lunatics" wns rather
weak. However ACC students
didn't writo the play so what
could you expect?
Standouts in last Thursday's
performances wcro Dorothy Demp-
scy as tho feminino lunatic In
"The Lunatics" and Selma Chnn-
niond in the leading role of
"Death Riders." Miss Chapmond
had tho job of being hard-hearted
and soft-hearted simultaneously
while Dorothy Dempsey had the
somewhat simpler task of being
This Thursdny nnd Friday
nights' performances will bo com
posed of seven plays with (
healthy scrambling of romance
comedy and horror.
Plays which will composo tho
program are: "A Dream Fantasy"
"Moonlight on tho Quay" "Juan
y Marie" "The Unobserved Vis-
itor" "The Miracle of the Rose"
"Film Flams" and "Tho Woman
Who Understood Men." Directors
and casts of tho plays wero listed
on pago ono of last week's Optimist
Hailey Speaker At
Homer Hailey Bible instructor
was the principal speaker at a
meeting held Monday afternoon
by the Parent-Teacher Association
of Central grado school.
Mr. Hailey spoko on tho ''In-
fluence of tho Church on tho
Child." This was ono of a series
of talks on influences on the
CLASS RAISES 11
In its program to raise funis
for tho Taylor County Tubercular
Association this week tho Physical
Education Department received
This money will bo turned over
to tho Association to aid in tho
prevention of tuberculosis in Tay-
Maintained by the organization
is an extensive educational pro-
gram a tuberculin test for stud-
ents In nil public schools and a
local clinic for treating patient
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