The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 44, No. 15, Ed. 1, Friday, January 25, 1957 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE TEXAS JANUARY 25 1957
Religious Groups Select
Spring Semester Leaders
(Photo of Mission Study leader
David Malone not available.)
Sing-Song Deadline Near;
Committee Heads Named
New leaders for the Spring I
Semester were chosen by three
campus religious groups last
David Malone Denver Colo.
sophomore replaces Joe Schubert
as leader of the Mission Study
Class. Ellis Long Abilene senior
takes Paul Forshey's place as
leader of Men's Forum; and Jane
Norton Houston junior assumes
Cecelia Puckett's leadership of
Girl's Training Class.
Mission Study Class is held in
the College church building each
Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.
Speakers from various mission
The deadline for entries in the
first annual Sing Song is Febru-
ary 1. A panel of five judges will
award four winners who will ap-
pear on the Lectureship "College
Hour" Variety show.
Members of the Sing Song Com-
mittee and the organization which
they represent are: James Eddie
Jay Aggie Club; Joe Schubert
Alpha Chi; Donna Black Cad-
ettcs; David Ashley California
Club Clio Eldred Circle K; Bev
erley Woodward. CSO; Bonnie
Smith Delta Thcta.
Joe Ritchie East Texas Club;
Hugh Brown Fish 'CO; Larry
Schultz Frater Sodalis; Gene
Coleman Galaxy; Betty Kellcy
GATA; Rcid Earnhart German
Club; Jim York Golden West
Club; Pat Hardcastlc Grill Club;
Martha Stone Ko Jo Kai.
Dot McAfee Lc Cercle Francais;
Gerald Anderson Los Alegrcs;
Ralph Cope Phi Delta Psi; Mary
Lee Belcher Phi Rho Alpha; Ted
Stewart Sample Case Sitters;
Martin Duncan Sub T-1G; Mary
Odle W Club and Mary Lou Mil-
ler Zcta Rho.
Students may sing in as many
organizations as desired. The pro-
gram will be held February 14
and dress rehearsal has been set
for February 13.
Lewis Fulks will serve as tech-
nical advisor and Norris Ragle
will be in charge of the public ad-
dress system for the program.
On The Hill
SATURDAY. Jan. 26
Eastern New Mexico here
San Angelo Junior College
here (B Team)
MONDAY. Jan. 28
New Students Registration
Classes meet on schedule
TUESDAY. Jan. 29
Wayland B team there
Howard County JC Big
Circle K-Robcrson Chapel
THURSDAY. Jan. 31
Orphcsians 7:00 Orchestra-
fields report on the progress and
needs of the work in their terri
The first speaker for the Spring
Semester will be Paul Earnhart
who will report on the work in the
Great Lakes Region. This class is
sponsored by J. W. Treat.
Men of the campus meet in
Roberson Chapel at 0 p.m. on
Thursdays for Men's Forum. In
this class men of the area are in
vited to speak on subjects of in-
terest and guidance.
James Williford Abilene minis-
ter will speak Thursday night on
"Taking the Roof Off." Three fac-
ulty advisors serve as directors of
the class. They are J. D. Thomas
Eugene Clcvenger and Roy V.
In the College church chapel on
Thursdays at the same time Men's
Forum is meeting girls of th
campus meet to hear speakers
bring lessons of special interest ta
them. Mary Titsworth is sponsor
ing Girl's Training Class for the
All three classes are under th
direction of the ciders of the Col
lege Church of Christ.
18 Abilene Business Firms
19 Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Huff
21 Mr. and Mrs. John Steven
22 Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Thomas
Westminster Records Added
To Abilene Christian Library
Quote: "Oh To Be In College"
When Exam Week Is In Swing
Several new Westminster
Spoken Arts records have been
added to the ACC Library it was
reported this week by Head Li-
brarian Callie Faye Millikcn. She
said these records "should be of
special interest to speech and
Prepared especially for Spoken
Arts Inc. by the Westminister
Recording Co. these high quality
long-playing records present read-
ings by outstanding persons in
literature and the stage.
From the distinguished play-
wright scries Moss Hart tells of
his first impressions of Broadway
and then reads from two of his
greatest successes The Man Who
Came to Dinner and Lady in tho
Dark. In collaboration with
George S. Kaufman Mr. Hart
wrote Gcorgo Washington Slept
Hero the major production pre
sentcd last fall on the ACC cam
In a different vein Texas writer
J. Frank Dobie tells several of hi)
famous talcs on a record entitled
"An Informal Hour with J. Franfc
Born in Texas Dobie has be
come famous as a writer and
teacher. "Any tale" he said "be
longs to whoever can best tell it.'
These records are available at
the reserve desk in the library.
They may be checked out or useel
in the library Miss Milliken ra.
By BOB JOHNSON
"Dead week one more night
without sleeping" might well
have been the top hit on the ACC
campus' last week. Dead week
and then final exams what a
For a candid view of "dead"'
week and final exams we asked
tho people who should know.
To Dean of Students Garvin
Beauchamp went this question:
"What's dead week for?" His an-
swer: "Dead week has become
traditional. Like most colleges we
feel it necessary to have a week of
limited activities before final
exams. The purpose is to help stu-
dents study more."
Across the campus in Edwards
Dormitory for men supervisor C.
L. Smith said concerning dead
week: "It's about the livllest week
we have around here." He men-
tioned a different attitude among
his "renters." "Feelings run high"
he said "and the boys are quicker-tempered.
That puts a strain on
Up in a quaint little office on
the second floor of the Bible
Building Dean Walter H. Adams
quickly outlined reasons for giv-
1. "They serve as an incentive
for students to do better
2. They serve as an opportunity
for students to review and
and integrate material cover-
ed during the course."
Need the man with a Ph. D. in
education say more?
Back among stacks of used
books we found the head librar-
ian Miss Callie Faye Millikcn.
She said: "Our circulation figures
arc at a peak. Speeches term
papers and test reviewing seem
to keep the studnts busy."
She also noticed less horseplay
perhaps an indication that cupid
sleeps while students study.
Down in a narrow little cell re-
served for teachers Assistant Pro
fessor of English George Ewing
uttered an unforgetable when he
said in best Shakespearean style:
"It is appointed unto man to have
dead week and after that the
Still quoting he looked toward
the horizon and said "If there is
not resurrection from dead week
we are of all men most miser-
able." The teacher's viewpoint?
To junior Don Green marriage
has solved his exam problems
(What an understatement!) Green
says: "I study now. Last year I
watched tornadoes all night and
then took tests the next day. Now
I study. just that simple." Moral:
To parody Robert Browning:
"Oh to be in college
Now that tests are there;
When all the world lies sleeping
I sit and pull my hair!''
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STUDIES A typical ACC studier in the Library
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