The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Ed. 1, Wednesday, April 1, 1964 Page: 16 of 16
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Sir: It's been said that variety is
the spice of life. I hope this is true
because I have recently added var-
iety to the cafeteria's menu by
accepting as caterer the Lone Star
food and beverage distributors.
I think Lone Star will spice the
It's All The Same
I am glad to see that you have
not changed anything. I attended
ACC when there were only twelve
students one teacher eighteen
dogs and two night watchmen. We
had the same Grill (WWI tempor-
ary) and you still have it now.
It makes it so much easier for us
oldsters to get around if nothing
Alive And Kicking
Sir: Just a note to let you know
how much I enjoyed my speaking
engagement on your campus last
The enthusiastic applause boos
and catcalls were heartwarming.
It was also gratifying to know
that the John Birch Society is still
alive and kicking. (I thought they'd
kick my teeth out.)
Also it was a great privilege to
know that I was run out of town
by some of the finest track men in
Please excuse my tardiness in
writing but I was only recently re-
leased from the hospital.
Dr. Harold Taylor
His account of the intracacies of
chapel cutting caused such inflam-
mation among administrative cir-
cles that reliable sources suggest
a definite relation between his
controversial work"ajvjp0his dis-
appearance. Russ Williams
It's a Hoax
Sir: This whole plans for devel-
opment program is a hoax. More
money has been spent by the de-
velopment committee on stamps
than on the new sidewalk along-
side the campus school.
Sir: Statistics indicate that peo-
ple who are going to chapel less
are more inclined to be Republi-
cans than the carpetbaggers of
fifty years ago. r
Winston Waldorf 21 Texas born;
hard living journalist pioneer
chapel cutter and student of Abi-
lene Christian recently published
a book "How to Cut Chapel for
Fun and Profit."
Take a lesson from a banished
ex-Optimist editor.. Give up! Don't
try to pull off this fiasco. It will
only bring you trials and tribula-
tions unheard of in the journalists
world. You will be prayed upon
spat at and kicked around by the
higher-ups. It's not worth it! I
know I was there.
A Letter From The
rtW7YVU. 3k. Gu
Every editor whether of maga-
zines or of books is soon aware of
the sharp divergence of taste
which exists between readers of a
college age and those of a more
advanced age group. This diverg-
ence is related in many forms at
ACC. For instance in reaction
from both groups to lectures that
have been given on the campus;
in respective attitudes toward the
role of fashions in morality; in at-
titudes of each as to the functions
of this school; and it may soon be
proved in the attitude of each con-
cerning the role and purpose of
The purpose for those who miss
it is humor. Our first audience
must be the student and so it fol-
lows logically that the faculty and
administration will bear the brunt
of what we have to say.
How to "achieve our objective
was long a topic of discussion by
the staff. One large faction urged
that we simply present a "One Day
with the Upper Echelon" type of
story laden with cold facts. The
argument that every day functions
of the faculty and administration
are the purest form of humor.
However a moderate minute
minority triumphed with the
strongj point that while humorous
these actions'-have ceased 'io be
fuh'hy and "just wouldn't lather."
Lampoon then must be our
technique. The danger we know
is great; but the risk is its own
reward. Pet hobbies doctrines be-
liefs and attitudes of many im-
portant people are- scrutinized and
many foibles and peculiarities are-
examined. Some people will not
like what we do; others may chor-
tie with glee.
Personally we like Ghortles.
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