The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 3, Ed. 1, Friday, October 3, 1958 Page: 1 of 8
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OPTIMIST NEW LOOK
Perhaps you havs been hold
ing this week's Optimist at
arm's length punltd by Hi
uwn -you -cast ..the -paper
down and look for the Optl
mlit you formerly read each
Friday you should be real
tured that you do hare tha
same ACC student publication
in your handi but with a new
name plate. Tho old heavy.
script-type namo plate Is gone
Jodio Boren ..an -Abilene
commercial artist was the ere
ator of tho "now look."
Ho developed six posslblo
name plate .styles .and .the
Optimist staff and ACC Jour
nallsm Department selected
tho one that now heads the
Although the Optimist may
look foreign to you this week
an edition or two will find it
as friendly and natural look-
ing as it had become during
the four years under the old
(See We Lost a Dot on tha
ABILENE. TEXAS. OCTOBER 3 1958
Tug' To Climax Rivalry
After Sophs Fish Tangle
Saturday In Annual Event
ACC Sends Work
To Stale Fair
"Keeping Higher Education
Growing with Texas" is the pro-
ject theme of the Texas State
Fair in Dallas Oct. 4-1D. From
101 college invited 72 plan to
participate. ACC is to be reprc-j
scntcd by the Art Music and i
The 60 member A Coppclla
Choir will appear Oct. 14 at 3
p.m. in the Dallas Garden Center
under the' direction of Mr. Ver-
non Moody. I
The "Big Purple" directed by
Douglas Fry is scheduled to op-!
pear later the same day at the
Hall of State Plaza. About 120
band members will make the trip. '
The next day a stylized pro-1
duction of Anatole France's "The
Man Who Married a Dumb Wife"
I The Student Senate passed the
1058-59 Student Association bud-
get Monday night in its regular
The estimated income of the
Student Association was figured
at $2000 for the first semester
I ind $1800 for the spring semes-
ter according to SA treasurer
H. B. Rogers Mercedes senior.
This is the budget as presented:
Estimated Income $3800
1st semester $2000
2nd semester $1800
Special Project $1000
All School Picnic $700
Summer School Student
Freshman Jamboree $90
Freshman Orientation $75
Printing Expenses $75
Sadie Hawkins Party $50
Boy's Ranch Party $50
Religious Activity Fund $50
Inter-city Council $25
Safety Campaigns $25
Fish '01 and Fish '62 may all
end up aquatic creatures after
Rivalry Day tomorrow.
Saturday an afternoon of ath-
letic events featuring the sophs
against the frosh will be high-
lighted by the rope pull. Twenty-
five members of each class will
tug on a rope stretched across a
ditch full of mud and try to pull
in the other 25.
The freshman steering commit-
tee along with Bill Adrian
Buddy Bevington and W. G.
Black members of the Student
Association will be in charge of
SCORING r u le s contestant
regulations and last-minute de-
cisions in leg and elbow work
were ironed out at an executive
meeting of the student govern-
ment and freshman committee
Both boys and girls will partic-
ipate in track Softball volleyball
tennis and basketball. A foot-
ball game staged between tho
Students Offered Credit
For TV Physics Course
The first nationally televised on Saturday.
1 college physcis course begins Called "Physics for the Atomic
Monday morning over NBC-TV Age" the course will be taught
i jnd accordlnc to Moodv Coffman. bv Professor Harvev White vice
will be presented by the drama Abjrnc christian College physics chairman of the Physic Depart-
department under the direction instructor ACC students may re-of the University of California in
of Dr. Gaylan Collier. coiye tnrec nours crcdit for par. Berkley.
"Forest Path" a painting by ticipation in the program. ACC WILL give credit for the
Alan Burton '58 ACC graduate In Abilene the course will bo course on the basis that the stu-
will be displayed in the Dallas telecasted by channel nine at 6:30 dents will do the homework and
Museum of Fine Art. Paintings a.m. A thirty minute session the come in on Saturday for lecture
from 10 Texas schools have been program will run Monday assignments and examinations"
selected to be exhibited in con- through Friday with students re- said Professor Coffman who is co-
junction with the state-wide af- quired to attend a special one ordinating the program for ACC.
fair. hour meeting with Mr. Coffman "It will not replace a lab science
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SCHOLARLY SOCIALITES The happy group above had reason to beam they
won awards for scholarship among ACC's social clubs. Left to right Benny Jay highest
ranking boy among social clubbers; Allen Isbell president of Frater Sodalis winner among
boy's clubs; Carol Bailey President of K6 Jo Kai girl's club winner; and Nancy Wesner
top social clubber in the women's department.
as requirement for a degree but
should serve a very useful pur-
pose for those wanting a general
knowledge of the subject" add-
ed Mr. Coffman.
"Any interested students should
sign up in the Registrar's office
before Monday if they want cred
it for the course" emphasized the
SPONSORED by the American
Association of Colleges for Teach
ing .aucauon the course was
originally designed to strengthen
the science background of high
school science teachers.
Lesson plans for the first se-
mester Include the study of elec-
tricity mechanics light and mag-
natism. Atomic and nuclear phy-
sics will be discussed in the sec-
boys of the two classes and girls''
badminton will complete the
Fifty points will be awarded
the winning basketball football
Softball and volleyball teams
and the victors in individual
sports will get 25 points.
IN ORDER to keep spectators
up to date on the total score ot
all events a "walking score-
board" is being put Into use this
year for the first time. This could
be a blackboard golf score Indi-
cator or attendance record board
borrowed from one of the
churches according to Rivalry
Under the foremanship of Bill
Adrian a group of boys is exca-
vating a loblolly big enough to
accommodate the losing tugging:
ONE OF the rules drawn u
by the Rivalry Day Organizers
states that only four contestants;
for each class may compete in.
each track event. Earlier this-
week preliminaries were held to
choose the four strongest entries:
for each team.
Other stipulations are that ne
person out for a varsity sport may
compete in that particular sport.
However he may participate la.
any other event. No more thanu
half of any team on the field may
be made up of school team ath-
letes. The first events begin at 1:3W
and the entire show should be
completed around 5:30.
GIRLS STALK MICE
IN GRIM NEW SPORT
Tho girls of Zellner Hall arsv
in fierce competition for hon-
ors in a new sport one origin-
al to their dorm they say.
They've not named the sport!
yet. but a chart b kept on In-
first floor recording the mouse-
slayings by rooms.
The honor system is used
and whenever a mouse is cor-
nered and smashed in a room
the roommates can tack up m
tally in their honor.
(Staff Photo) Jject
That sign-monument for the
front of the Administration Build-
ing is still on the way says Bill
Adrian president of the senior
He and his class hope to have
it finished in time to welcome the
"exes" home Nov. 1.
Ed Howard Greenville senior
and vice president of the senior
class worked on the monument
plans over the summer.
He obtained written approval
from other class officers and
James E. Freeman ACC' fiscal
agent began taking care of the
administration's part in the pro-
An architect is working on the
design of the structure tentatively-
set to be thirteen feet high and
four feet wide.
The words "Abilene Christian
College" and the ACC school em-
blem will be inscribed on the
monument to stand over the be-
ginning of the Ad Building side-
walk. It Is expected to cost nearly
The project is the combined
effort of last year's graduating
clas and this year's seniors.
The $700 accumulated from
class dues last year and this' years'
semester dues should finance the-
project says Adrian.
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