The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 31, Ed. 1, Friday, May 8, 1959 Page: 4 of 4
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MAY 1 1959
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Prickly Pear Presented;
Beauties Favorites Told
Prickly Pears 1959 stylo
came to Abilene Christian Col-
lege Tuesday after a special
chapel presentation by editor
Little started distributing the
'59 year books by handing the
first copy to President Don H.
Most of the books were distri
buted in the Students' Exchange
Tuesday and Wednesday as stu-
dents presented receipts in ex-
change for books.
THE CHAPEL presentation fea-
tured the surprise introductions
of students picked by the faculty
and student body to be honored
as beauties favorites and honor
David Malone and Martha Bar-
nard were named Mr. and Miss
ACC. In second place for these
.honors were Estellene Neal and
Scwell Auditorium was over-
flownig as Little presented the
girls chosen as campus beauties.
Each girl was handed a long-
stemmed rose as she was intro
BEAUTIES are Nathalie Akin
Guest speaker for the event
The "Big Purple" directed by
Douglas Fry will begin record-
ing sessions with Century Rec-
ords next week.
They plan to record a 10 inch
LP which will contain marches
and several of the band's more
Fry stated that anyone that
wishes to order one of the records
may put in their order at the
band hall. The price of the rec-
ords will be $3.50.
The Wildcat band1 will round
out its series of social events for
the year at its banquet Satur-
day. The banquet will be held at the
West Texas Utility Club House at
will be Everett Maxwell bond
director at Andrews Texas
junior from Henrietta; Martha
Barnard Cross Plains junior;
Shyrlc Grlsham Blanco junior;
Annita Hartscll sophomore from
Welsh La.; Jo Ann Jay Abilene
sophomore; Lorn Kerr junior
from Lubbock; Ida Pearl Mason
Tahoka sophomore; and Gayle
McDermett Levelland senior.
Four years of scholastic a-
chievement paid off for Linda
Wheeler Ralls and H. B. Rogers
of Abilene as they were named
"Honor Girl and Boy" of the year.
Close seconds were Nancy Wcs-
ner Cordell Okla. and Benny
Jay Carlsbad N.M.
Estellene Neal and Bill Adrian
Los Angeles Calif. were announ-
ced as senior favorites. Runncrs-
up were Gayle McDermett and
FAVORITES of the junior class
were Martha Barnard and Doug
Smith Odessa. Runners-up were
Marion Walton and Jim Samuels
Selected as sophomore class
favorites were K. C. Doughty one
of this year's cheerleaders from
Oklahoma City and Gwynneth
Curtis of Amarlllo.
Tennessean Ann Gregory of
Chattanooga and Dickie Mathews
Austin were favorites of Fish '62
along with runners-up Kay Todd
of Houston and Wayne Shamblin
RUNNERS-UP in the campus
beauty contest were Alice Burk-
halter Memphis Tenn. fresh-
man; Jolinda Ellis freshman from
Elkhart Ind.; Wilma Felder
sophomore from Brazoria; Nancy
Hobbs Odessa sophomore; Estel-
therford sophomore; Marion Wal-
ton Brownsville junior; and
freshman Bobbie Wright Lamcsa.
lene Neal senior from Murfrces-
boro Tenn.; Ann Tucker Wea-
CSO Circle K Close Out Year
With Joint Sunrise Breakfast
The annual sunrise breakfast of
the CSO Club was held yesterday
at Cobb Park with the Circle K
members also .attending the
The event brought to a close
the activities of the CSO for this
Morris at Lecture
Don H. Morris president of
Abilene Christian College at-
tended the lectureship at the
Southside Church of Christ Wed
nesday night. The Southside
Church of Christ is located in Ft
Worth and was opened Sunday
The topic of the lectureship is
"What The Church of Christ Is."
Books Donated to Library
By Jewell Watson Others
The library has received num-
erous gifts in the past few weeks.
Jewell Watson professor of
English and head of the depart-
ment gave the library 19 of her
books on the novel from her own
Miss Watson is retiring this
year after many years of service
to Abilene Christian College.
Also the library has received
.six items from the James F.
Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation.
James Lincoln established the
Arc Welding Foundation on the
ACC campus two years ago and
U Bordtn Co.
adds to this collection from time
There has been a recent edi-
tion to the Sewell Bible Library
Collection. This edition included
a copy of "God Hath Spoken" a
gift of Bennie Lee Fudge. Jesse
P. Sewell president emeritus
also added four books from his
Civic Music Deal
David Stewart junior senator
reported on the progress of the
Special Projects committee In a
short Student Senate meeting
The Senate is still considering
the year's special project with a
"cultural" program high on the
list of possibilities.
Stewart reported that some
Abilene Christian College admin
istration have expressed doubt
that the "on campus" program
which the senate has proposed
Alpha Chi Holds
Alpha Chi campus honorary
society held a formal initiation
of new members and installation
of officers Tuesday evening in
David Stewart was installed as
next year's president; Ronald
Zavitz vice president; Janice
Peeples secretary; and Mary
Dr. Frank Pack Dr. James
Culp and Dr. Paul Witt presided
with outgoing president Joe Bais-
den at the candlelight initiation.
New members arc Mary Ann
Amyx Patricia Bradford David
Curtis Glenna Durrill Dan
Eaton Ray Eller Larie Fisher
Dorothy Goodwin Robert Gys-
son Kay Howard Jo Ann Jay
Joy Lovingood David Huff Sue
Maxwell Hodges Martin Pat
Phagan Louraine Pittard Ray
Rhymer Gerald Stephenson and
An informal gathering followed
tht initiation. Refreshments were
LANDIS SHOE SHOP
Invisible Half Soleing
537 North 131h St.
' E. E. Scarborough
His committee is now looking
into a chance to buy Civic Music
tickets for all ACC students. A
meeting later this week will bring
together students and reprcesnta-
tives of the Abilene Civic Music
The Senate had considered using
the $1000 in a special project to
finance noted entertainers for
programs in Scwell Auditorium.
The club this semester partici-
pated in actlivtles such as; timing
the debates for the Abilene Chrls-
tion College Speech Festival as-
sisting with Lectureship registra-
tion selling Easter Lilies for
Crippled Children's Foundation
assisting with High School Day
registration preparing sand-
wiches for the All-School Picnic
and assisting with the election
booths for student elections.
The sponsor for this year's club
has been Mrs. J. W. Roberts.
Those who have served as of-
ficers this year are: Gayle Mc-
Dermett president; Donna J. Nel-
son vice president; Linda Wheel-
er secretary; Darlcne Lovclady
treasurer and Wynelle Henry
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 46, No. 31, Ed. 1, Friday, May 8, 1959, newspaper, May 8, 1959; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth95945/m1/4/: accessed January 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.