The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 31, Ed. 1, Friday, May 8, 1959 Page: 3 of 4
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Letter Slams 'Bumpkin Charge
I was greatly amused at the
article which appeared in the
Student Forum entitled "Writer
Playa Baseball Games With 'Stu-
It is not often that we of COM-
MON HERITAGE have the ques-
tionable pleasure of hearing the
criticism of Senator Moses Osborn
as he stands astride the highest
pinnacle of Mt. Olympus and
swings his staff of perfection
while condemning the body of
which he is such a loud part.
Let us then examine Senator
Osborn's article closely and com-
pare it wtlh what the Senator
SAYS (and does).
SENATOR OSBORN begins by
deploring the fact that no ballots
were printed for the cheerleader
elections. In all fairness to the
honorable Senator I must agree
that he was right.
The election would have been
much better had a ballot with the
names of the candidates been
Jim Throneberry to Leave ACC
For Summer Start on Doctorate
Jimmy B. Throneberry Instruc-
tor of biology will leave ACC
this summer to study for his doc-
torate at Michigan State Univer
sity in East Lansing Michigan.
During his two year leave of
absence Throneberry will have a
teaching assistantshlp in biology
at Michigan State while studying
Throneberry is a native of
Nashville and received his BA
from David Lipscomb in 1055. He
received a Carnegie Scholarship
to do work towards his MA
which he obtained from George
Peabody College in 1056.
In 1056 Throneberry joined the
ACC faculty and has taught phys-
iological hygiene physiology ge-
netics and parasitology.
Throneberry explained experi-
mental embryology as the study
of an organism before birth.
He said a great deal of research
is being conducted today in this
field in an attempt to understand
and combat cancer.
At ACC Throneberry his been
sponsor of Phi Delta Psl mens
He has lived in Abilene the past
three years with his wife and
two-and-one-half year old son.
THINK ON THESE THINGS . . .
God Built Our Human Nature
Br JIM SAMUEL
God knows human nature bet-
ter than anybody. He ought to;
Lyllan Arledge associate pro-
fessor of Home Economics re-
cently sent out 100 letters to
Home Economic teachers in this
area inquiring about graduating
seniors who might be interested
in the field of Home Economics.
She is now in the process of
sending letters all over the state
of Texas In an effort to advertize
the ACC department.
This project is a part of the
Texas Home Economics Associa-
tion Recruitment program which
began last year. The program be-
gan after 23 Home Economic De-
partments In Texas did not open
because of a shortage of teachers.
FROM PAGE 1
Concert . . .
unusual number by Brahams
one which is seldom performed
but one which has the Brahms'
universal appeal" Song from Os-
Accompaniment will be fur-
nished by a Harp and two Horns.
"Meadowlands" cavalry of the
SteDnes: "Shenandoah" tradi
tional chantey; and "All Day on
the Prairie" Texas cowboy song
will represent the folk collection.
"The Drum" from "Love Songs
of Childhood" by Eugene Field
and "A Maiden Went Walking"
will conclude the Glee Club sec-
tion. The Choralalres and The Men's
Glee Club will combine for the
finale selection of 'These Things
Shall Be" by Krone.
He made all the humans.
The only real expert on man's
problems and relationships is
God. Too bad His creatures even
His "born again" children lack
the faith necessary to fully ac-
cept this fact.
I am thinking particularly of
the way we reject God's advice
in solving our emotional conflicts
and overcoming feelings of guilt.
HUMAN BEINGS substitute
temper tantrums projection and
all types of improper rationali-
zations to overcome the guilt and
frustration of sin.
Often times the deeper we get
into a problem the more self-
sufficient we become; we pray
less and worry more.
We seem to believe that God
forgot that humans have prob-
lems. We act like He overlooked the
area of problem-solving. Yet it
goes further than that.
A lot of church members have
the idea that it's a sin for a Chris-
tian to have a problem.
Consequently it has led many
outsiders to believe that the
Church is a bunch of hypocrites
that get together and play like
they are all perfect.
But just a minute Let's take
another look at God's plan of for-
giveness and help. God offers us
assistance and comfort from
He Himself promises to use His
onmlscience and omnipotence by
working all things for our good.
JESUS ASKS for our burdens
and offers rest. The Holy Spirit
works within and without streng-
thening and interceeding.
Also in James 5:16 spiritual
healing is asured for Christians
who will share their problems
with their spiritual brothers and
sisters. Here especially is a realm
of assistance that we neglect and
Psychologists tell us that there
Is some unknown powerful ther
apy in talking your problems
over with others.
Submit your problem to God's
plan for problem solving. Maybe
He did know what He was doing
when He gave uS instructions to
live by . . . think on these things.
Former Boy Scouts
Usher Track Circus
A dozen members of APO turn-
ed out Saturday at the Boy Scout
Circus to help usher.
APO also ushered for Tuesday
night's- varsity track meet at the
Abilene Christian College track
Sunday the group plans a
swimming party at Camp Ton-
kawa in Buffalo Gap.
APO is a club made up of for-
mer boy scouts and those inter-
ested in service and scouting.
The club will meet Tuesday at
5 p.m. in Catchings Cafeteria.
Though "Senator" Moses Os-
borne has set himself up as an
authority in "Student's Govern-
ment" he is not an authority
Three strikes or one out do not
retire the team!
Since he has forgotten about
the other batters for the Students'
Association I believe he is
neither an authority in baseball
nor In the Students' Association
of Abilene Christian College.
A Pinch Hitter
'58-50 Student Body
provided. In all fairness to tho
Student Government we must
remember that the election was
held on short notice due to a band
Self-appointed Umpire Osborn
calls strike two with the follow-
ing charge concerning the stu-
dent officers election: "The re-
sults were announced to a select
few who went scurrying off into
the girls' dorms announcing that
a certain candidate needed a few
more votes to carry a majority
WITH ALL DUE respect to
fairness I consulted the man in
charge of the election during
John Robbins' illness for his side
of the story.
He claims that the ballots were
then counted by several people
with the understanding that the
results were not to be announced
until after the polls were closed
and the total tabulation could be
According to the man in charge
one person of this group who was
a supporter of a certain candid-
ate .. . who needed a few votes
for a majority betrayed the trust
placed In him or her by going to
the girls dorms and soliciting sup-
port for this candidate.
LET SENATOR Osborn observe
that the results were not an-
nounced to a select few but by
one individual who betrayed a
Does this give the Good Sen-
ator the right to condemn the en-
tire Student Government because
of what one person in it does?
By this line of reasoning the
entire State Department could be
labeled "Communist" because of
Was the American Revolution
conducted by a bunch of "bung-
ling bumpkins" because of Bene-
Let "Sherlock" Osborn conduct
an extensive investigation of the
case and lay his findings at the
feet of our Student Court.
Senator Osborn then proceeds
to make another charge. He says
these people had the "Gall" to
further announce to everybody
that they should get out and vote
for this candidate.
Is this not the same Senator
who stood up in a recent Senate
meeting and said that the student
body did not have enough sense
to vote on what program they
wanted for the Lyceum?
Did someone mention gall?
I still think that a man with
the Senator's fanatic devotion to
good Student Government and
great intellectual capacity could
certainly find time to serve his
fellow students in this small way.
"NOW LET US examine this
word "bumpkin" which the Sen-
ator has been using so freely to
describe people who don't agree
Being a "Me Hongry Athlete"
(a loose of the term) who natur-
ally has a hard time passing Eng
lish I asked the Good Senator
what the word meant.
In reply I got three ughs and a
two-bit word completely beyond
"Me Hongry Athlete's" compre
Being therefore confused I was
forced to consult Mr. Webster. I
couldn't find the Senator's word
but Mr. Webster did tell me that
a "bumpkin" is "an awkward
country boy." Now I admit that
we country boys may sometimes
kick things and that our feet are
often big and have a bad smell
but this is one "Me Hongry Bare-
footed Boy" who can't see why
being a "bumpkin" disqualifies a
person for a student office.
In fact I think us ole' country
boys do all right considering our
SO MUCH for "bumpkins." We
must continue with the Senator's
letter. He makes the following
absurd statement "Out of 60
members of the various hmnptici
of the Student Government not
one responsible person could be
found to see that there were bal-
lots in the Grill after chapel to
Where was "the people's
choice" the responsible Senator
Senator Osborn then breathes a.
sigh of relief bv exclaimine.
"Thank heavens for the bless
ing of RESPONslble leaders sent
to lead us next year."
How is it Senator that von
soundly endorse the responsibility
oi these responsible leaders when
you have just condemned the
campaign tactics of one of these
leaders' erring supporters.
It seems to me that this respon-
sible leader should control his
own supporters and see that ther-
conduct themselves properly be
fore he attempts to conduct the
affairs of the Senate. As the Sena-
tor so plainly nointcd out. we
can't have "bungling bumpkins"
in our Student Government.
In closing I would like to say-
that I believe this years Student
Association officers have done a
fine job and that they are a ma-
ture and responsible group of
leaders which is more than I can
say for Senator Moses Osborn.
A "Bumpkin" who voted
for Moses Osborn
H. T. Nance
(Edltor'i note: we've had m
strong pro and a strong con on
ihli matter of Students' As-
sociation elections. Let's hold
the last 1959 Student Forum
columns for more cheerful dis-
cussions but carry the interest
over into' the new year. As for
Moses Osborn. we wonder
what's bad about aman criti-
cising the group of which he is
a part and complaining about
tactics of supporters of the
candidate for which he was-
campalgn manager. It looks
like a sign of nobility from
Nineteen hundred years ago a
certain bold speaker divided his:
audience with a question con-
cerning the resurrection . . .
With only a "slight" change in.
time speaker audience and sub-
ject matter that scene was re-
created in Sewell Auditorium
With Dean Garvin Beauchamp
the speaker and "Christian Con-
duct" the subject there was much
stirring among the "Saducees."
As the audience was dismissed
it was alarming to hear such im-
mature quibbling against the?
measures being taken to curb the
moral and ethical slackness ore
If ever a timely word of ex-
hortation was spoken this was.
Such a serious situation merits-
more "co-operation" and less
I say "Hats off to Dean Beau-
champ for his display of loyalty
and interest In the student life on
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