The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 31, Ed. 1, Friday, May 17, 1940 Page: 3 of 4
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FRIDAY MAY 17. 1940
ce beau monde
JUNIORS SENIORS HOLD HILTON BANQUETSAT.
FEAST CARRIES ABILENE TO
Almost vacation time it is! Wherp lios tho lure this
summer a treck to the snow-capped scenery of Alaska or
a flight to the tropical fronds of Hawaii? Whatever the
choice for days ahead come now on an imaginative excursion
around the ACC campus where unobserved lands of delight
await the footprints of fancy.
Shining white gliding across the horizon a sail a sail?
No Mary Jo Watson's fitted frock epitome of beautiful
But surely that Is a lake flecked with miniature sail-
boats; and see the blanched beach above where resort
loungers loll. Wrong again 'tis "Wery" Richardson in her
dotted disss white on blue below reverse upstairs with
triplets of buttons diagonalling the waist and angular pock-
ets poked on. . ..
A forrest such attractive cool verdure proves to be
Bob Gililland's emereld ensemble traversed by dark wine
susperiders like exote vines leaning from sturdy branches.
Aha! Holland undoubtedly this time or some country
of pleasant peasants such as Olive Jane Wilson and Sammie
Ruth Vernon in their respective pinafore3 of neatly demure
blue and white.
ACC's class of '41 complimented
the Bcniors with a banquet in the
Crystal ballroom of the Hilton last
The hall was decorated to dra
matize tho trip to Monterrey
Mexico which the seniors will
make beginning Sunday.
Arranged in horseshoe shape
the tables formed a miniature
hlghuay from Abilene to Monter
rcy. Along tho road of green
crcpo paper with a red center
marker were numerous town
signs road warnings and shrubs
and a bridge across the Rio
The main centcrpicco was on a
separate tablo at the foot of the
horseshoe. It was a small Mcxi
can community with a "bamboo"
house made of tea-slpperj a bull
ring with bulls in It and some
Mexican dolls making things live-
Place favors were clay plggle
banks simulating tho famous
painted pigs of Mexico. Guests
were guided to their places by
name tags tied onto the piggies
Tho programs were written with
white Ink on red paper. Tho en
tire ballroom was decorated with
red yellow and green tho colors
Principal speaker of the evening
was W. R Smith president-elect
of ACC who gave a travel talk
which concerned Itself mainly with
raco tolerance To open tho pro.
gram Smith presented tho invoca'
tlon and was followed by welcome
to the seniors from Joe Beadles.
president of tho Junior class Chos-
ley McDonald student body prcsl
dent responded. Newly elected of
fleers of the junior class were pre
"On the Road to Monterrey" a
parody on tho Mandalay classic
was given as a vocal solo by Way-
land James. Kleta Belle Holt and
Beverly Allen sang 'La Cucura-
chua" and Scwel Cox read the
Group singing of "South of the
Border" closed tho program.
Attending were: Garvin Boauch-
nmp Enrlcne Day Ray Bailey
Ethclyn McVickcrs Joo Beadles
Betty Gray Nix Mr and Mrs. Ty
son Cox Merrick Pycatt. Mnttlo
Lou Armstrong Leon Hcnthorn
Selma Chapmond W. F. James
Joyco Graves Bob Guild CoVcne
Daniels Harry Cotham Mao Wat
son Joe Clapp Irene Johnson
George Amaon Mary Lou Iley
Pat Amaon Shirley Cole Edison
Woldrop Naomi Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Lawrence
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Johnston
Tim McLcod Burr.ya Mae McIIam
Ray Hale John Franklin Loyd
Bixlcr Velma and Thclma Green
E I Haag Joe Bob Sparks Erma
Fay Camp Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Rushing Leonard Tyler Permelia
Scruggs Mr. and Mrs. Milton
Cranfil Bcrnlta Fish Evelyn
White Douglas Snclling Vivian
Fulbright Jack Lewis.
Catherine Freeman Cora Fayo
Yatcr. Althea Hyso Johnsie Hugh'
cs Iola Fayo Cure Louie Welch
Vashtl Moscly Kcssler Ming J. C.
Mann Mclba Smith David Pursch
Eleanor Grcssor Mack Kcrchcville
Ona Fayo 3pcck Gene Soscbcc
Una Jo Coffee J 0 Black Nita
Shahan Winifred Shcrrod Dur-
rcll Sanders Fairys Walker V.
W. Kelly. Dorothy Schneider Jacob
Isaac Jean Cox Leonard Waggon
Leon Reese Kleta Belle Holt
James M. Smith Charles Williams
Beverly Allen Ruby Nell Hag
gard Wilson McDonald Christina
Seelye Ray Stewart Buddy Hart.
Thurman Jones. Billle Yatcr.
Bruce Prior Edward Haun J. P.
Sanders W. F. Lee Elslo White
Raymond Skelton Marjorio Grif-
fin Dottle Buster Clifton Rogers
Boyd Reese Helen Pearl Scott.
Douglas Fry Sophia Mao Gross
Forrest Martin Dan Finch Luto
Mac Starnes Roberta Beaman Ray
DeBusk Nick Craig. Cecile Reed
Cheslcy McDonald Patsy Cooke.
Fern Burcham Graham Orr Rob-
ert Drcnnon Arvln White LuDamo
Wisdom Emma Sue Guthrie Way-
land James Forrest Beavers Ocoeo
McCasland. Sewcl Cox Violet
Durham Charlcno Cook Eula B.
Hller Clint Cooke Allcen Ott Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. Smith P. H. Hill
and Lois McBride.
Pauline Witt J. B.EllisIn Recital
Look a gypsy maid from a capricious caravan in real-
ity Prunella Williams swirling a gay striped skirt and
matching streamered topless tuibanette.
Coney jlsland on a holiday Mary Sue Havins' kaleidos-
copic skirt whole bands of summer shades hold swooping
sway. Then the infallible guarantee of continually warmer
weather: straw chapeaux such as garnish the prrjud pates
of Messieurs Morris and Adams to say nothing of tho pre-
posessing Panama atop the head of tho Brown demesne.
Twilight tiptoes to turn our roving thoughts home-
ward in the guise of Fairys Walter's gray chiffon where
dots appear like faint first stars among the evening clouds.
Ah there it is the cheery welcoming window where
Laverne McGiegor's red-checked dioss blooms like a ge-
ranium. Homo again happy with travel-memories. Ho-hum
time to say g'night!
13th & Pine
THOUGHT: ITS POWER
Tho greatest events of an ago
are Us best thoughts. It is the
naturo of thought to find its way
into action Bovee.
Pauline Witt violinist nnd J B.ithe Fine Arts Department.
Ellis pianist will be presented in Miss Witt pupil of Amelia Bas'
joint recital tonight at 8 o'clock kerville McDanicl is a daughter
in the parlors of Zellner Hall by I of Dr nnd Mrs. Paul C. 'Witt. She
is a junior in the academy a
mmbcr of tho string ensemble
and has been heard as a soloist
with the ensemble and In recital
over the Texas State Network this
bills pupil of Norcno Watson is
n sophomore in ACC. His home
is in Chlckasha Oklahoma. For
two years Ellis has been accom-
panist for the string ensemble He
has appeared with tho group as so-
loist over tho regular college
broadcasts on the Texas State
Network. He will accompany Miss
Wilt duung her part of the pro-
gram. Opening tho program will be
Sonata Allegro Larghetto Tempo
do Minuctte (Haydn) played by
Miss Witt. Her other numbers
will bo First Movement of Concer-
to No. 0 (Rode); Hymn to tho
Sun ( Rimskv-Korsakoff .Fmnkol ;
I Tho Bee (Schubert); Meditation
from Thais (Massenet); and Span-
ish Danco (Rehfeld).
Ellis' selections will be: Humor-
csque (Lcvinc); Valse (Chopin);
Lento (Cyril Scott); and Hungari-
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PALS Fete Mothers
In Haggard Garden
With setting in tho garden of
Mrs V B. Haggard the PALS
club entertained Sunday afternoon
with a tea in honor of their moth-
ers. Guests were seated around tho
rose decked fountain which plays
in tho center of the garden. In
the fishpond summer flowers were
floating. Tho natural background
of shrubs and flowers enhanced the
late evening party.
Poems to "Mother" were read by
Virginia Miles. A trio composed of
Betty Williams Nell Lambert and
Huttic Jo Havins sang a selection
In tributo to mothers.
Each of the honorees was pre-
sented with carnation corsages.
Guests were: Mrs. Georgo Gra-
ves Mrs Lovio Shahan Mrs. B.
Brown Mrs. E. Rogers Mrs. W.
N. Crosthwalte Mrs. L. E. Weath
ers Mrs D Lambert Mrs R. L.
Havins Sirs. G. Tcmpleton Mrs
C Sikes. Mrs. Fred Kelly Mrs
M. Williams Mrs. Miles nnd Mrs.
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Melpoms Picnic At
State Park Tuesday
Members of tho Melpomenean
Players club went to State park
for a picnic at 5 p. m Tuesday.
They were transported in n Ban-
ner ice truck and private cars.
Says V W Kelly Melpomenean
president "We proved that you
can have enough to eat for fif-
teen cents." The group returned
to tho campus about 8 o'clock.
We please most of
the People Most of
620 PINE ST.
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S&Q on the label means much to the gift
Patsy Cooke senior from Cor-
dcll Oklahoma was awarded the
Pickwickian club medal for 1939-
40 at a formal party for club
members and English majors Fri-
day evening in the parlors of the
This is an annual award mado
by Mrs. Rhetta Ccott Garrett and
Miss Jewell Wntson sponsors of
tho Pickwickians "to the member
who has shown tho greatest meas-
ure of innate ability finished qual
ity of contributions pronounced
fidelity toward assigned obliga
tions nnd loyalty to the club in
J P Sanders retiring Pickwick
ian club president addressed the
group and Bclvio Leo Hller president-elect
responded with an out-
lino of club activities for the com
Refreshments of purple and
white brick ico cream and angel
food cako were served to tho
Present were: Alleen Ott Clint
Cooke Cora Fayo Yater J. B. El-
lis Patsy Cooke Walter Daughcr-
Ity Belvlo Leo Hller Charles
Mossman Lea Short J. P. San
dcrs Dorothy Buster Clifton
Rogers Bcrnadcan Bennett Del-
bcrt Smallcy Betty Hcnthorn Har-
vey Hayes Lcona Daglcy Eleanor
Grcssor Billy Wood Alico Allcen
Morlan Betty Gray Nix Emma
Suo Guthrie W.F. Lee Ruth New-
kirk Evelyn Crenshaw Ilenry;
Lynch II. G. Stephenson J. D.
Reynolds and sponsors Watson
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 31, Ed. 1, Friday, May 17, 1940, newspaper, May 17, 1940; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91700/m1/3/: accessed April 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.