The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 7, Ed. 1, Saturday, October 31, 1959 Page: 1 of 8
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By LANA COKER
Coronation of the 1959 Home-
coming queen will highlight half-
time activities of the ACC-Trin-Ity
football gamo this afternoon.
One of the eight candidates nom-
inated by the junior and senior
classes will be revealed as reign-
Senior NATHALIE AKIN
a P. E. major from Henrietta
Tex. has participated in many
activitcs. She is currently trea-
surer of GATA president of Kit-
ten Klub and a member of CSO.
Nathalie was chosen beauty each
of her three previous years Fra-
tcr Sodalis sweetheart and
Another senior nominee JO
ANN JAY is an elementary ed-
ucation major from Abilene. She
is presently acting as Students
Association secretary. She is a
member of GATA and secretary
of Kitten Klub. Selected as
beauty for two years she was al-
so runner-up freshman favorite.
Junior ANN TUCKER came to
ACC her sophomore year from
Azlc. She is active in Ko Jo Kai
SEA Nelson dorm council and
serves as secretary of Choralaires
She was a Prickly Pear beauty
runner-up last year.
NANCY HOBBS lists piano as
her major. A junior from Odessa
she is a member of Ko Jo Kai
and A Cappella. Nancy was also
chosen beauty runner-up last
CAMILLE PRATT is presently
serving as vice-president for both
Kitten Klub and Kappa Delta Pi.
Coming to ACC from Dallas
Camlllc is a senior English ma-
jor. She also acts as GATA chap-
lain. SANDRA STANDRIDGE comes
from "a little town nobody ever
heard of" San Jon N. M. This
junior is a new member of SEA
and treasurer of CSO. Sandy was
chosen runner-up sophomore fa-
vorite last year. Her major 'is
Currently participating in "The
Student Prince" ANNITA Hail-
SELL is another nominee. A jun-
ior from Lake Charles La. she
plans to teach speech. Annita is a
member of A Cappella was se-
lected beauty last year and Gal-
The eightth candidate senior
SHYRLE GRISHAM maiors in
speech therapy. Treasurer of "W"
club she is also a member of Ko
Jo Kai Kappa Delta Pi and Kit-
ten Klub Honored asabeauty
last year Shyrle is from Blanco
Tex. She was last year's Knight
Identity of the queen will be
concealed even from the candi-
dates until the presentation this
Bonfire Blazes With Spirit
In Gala Homecoming Start
Where To Purchase
'Prince' Game Tickets
Visitors who with io buy re-
served seats for lhe homecom-
ing musical. "The Student
Prince" may obtain lhem at
lhe registration booths today
and at Sowoll auditorium be-
ginning at 7:15 tonight The
price is $1.50.
Tickets for the ballgame to
day are also obtainable at the
registration booths. Price Is
By DAVID PURCELL
Senior football lettermen last
night consummated one of the
year's outstanding attractions
with the burning of the annual
The 20-foot square 60-foot
high hastily - constructed edifice
was set ablaze at about 7:30 p.m.
following a large Homecoming
pep rally in the ACC track stadium.
AMBITIOUS FISH began bon
fire plans days prior to the actual
undertaking. Scrap lumber was
spotted all over town by fresh
man president Ken Coker and
followers and stored in vacant
lots. Abllene's city commission
donated several condemned hous-
es to be torn down and used for
Last year's freshman class of-
ficers Bob Randolph and Dick
Mathews also aided the fish by
lining up trucks and electrical
wiring. Randolph commented that
the class of '63 has "good officers
and good spirit."
CONSTRUCTION of the mas-
sive lumber pile which was lo-
cated southeast of the stadium
began Wednesday at 10 p.m.
At the pep rally more than
3000 persons participated in
school yells led by the cheerlead-
ers. The Big Purple presented
Mrs. Joye Davenport Kelly was
presented as the first annual
Coming Home queen. Cheerlead-
ers from various eras in ACC
history took part in a special
Football Coach N. L. (Nick)
Nicholson introduced the starters
co-captains and seniors who will
be playing against Trinity uni-
Barbecue Cooks Prepare
For Feeding of Multitude
By BOB STEWART
Free barbeque. Time for the
big Homecoming feast is at 11:0
At 3 a.m. drowsy workers be-
gan preparing 2000 pounds of
ham for the occasion. Beans were
boiled and potatoes cut while
more workers came in at inter-
vals. BY 11:30 this morning 149
cafeteria workers will have
turned out a meal to feed 5000
"Last year we fed 4500 people
in 45 minutes" sold Nell Fry
manager of the cafeteria. Helping
the regular staff of the cafeteria
will be 120 social club members
Tables will be set in the street
for the various reuniting classes.
In the cafeteria tables will be
set for the members of the 1909-
19 classes. All persons going
through the barbecue line must
have tickets which can be ob-
tained at the registration booths.
If it rains the meal will be in
the gym. A low flying cloud kept
last year's staff running between
the gym and cafeteria.
Following the open air chapel
this morning Circle K ushers
will form lines to go to the cafe-
teria. The lines will go around
the administration building and
around the science building.
THESE LINES arc to go in the
side doors of the cafeteria and
out the front doors when the per-
sons have been served.
Stiff Photoi by Troup
Special Souvenir 1959 Homecoming Edition
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 7, Ed. 1, Saturday, October 31, 1959, newspaper, October 31, 1959; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth95953/m1/1/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.