The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 19, Ed. 1, Saturday, February 20, 1960 Page: 1 of 8
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VICTORS ON THE HOME FRONT Bob Baker left and
Jynn Coleman show off the trophy given them for winning
first place in the senior division of ACC's own 27th Annual
Speech Festival. In the final round the pair downed Texas
A&M the winner of a recent Southwest Conference tourney.
ACC Wins Senior
Trophy in Speech
ACC and Baylor debaters were
given first place tropheys Sat-
urday as the 27th Annual ACC
Speech Festival ended.
An ACC team Lynn Coleman
and Bob Baker won the senior
division with a 3-0 decision over
the second-place Texas A&M
team Andrew Scho'waloff and
FIRST PLACE in the junior di-
vision went to Baylor freshman
Anne McCall and sophomore Mike
Hcnkc. They were given a 5-0
decision over the second place
Oklahoma team composed of Ed-
win Abel and Sam Hallman both
This is the second consecutive
year for the Baylor team to win
the junior division. Rcdlands uni-
versity was the senior division
winner last year.
THIS YEAR 22 senior teams
and 36 junior teams entered the
tournament from colleges and
universities in five states.
In semi-finals Texas A&M won
over Hardin-Simmons university
and ACC beat Rcdlands. Junior
debaters' from Kansas State lost
to Baylor and Hutchinson Jun-
ion college was beaten by the
second place Oklahoma team in
their semi-final round.
OTHER SATURDAY finals
saw Sheldon Mixson Baylor win
the men's extemporaneous speak-
ing contest. Lynn Coleman ACC
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THE EMBERS will provide some of the intermission music
for the Sing-Song tonight in Sewell Auditorium. Left to right
Charles Wilkes Jim Treat Doug Young and Kyle Ellison.
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junior finished second Mock
Kldd of Texas third and Gorman
Beauchamp of Baylor fourth.
Winners in other Individual
events were announced Friday.
First and second place winners
were: Women's extemporaneous
Sing-Song Ready for Debut
Opens Tonight at 8 in Sewell
By JUDY SWOFFORD
The fourth annual Sing-Song
is ready for presentation in
Scwcll auditorium tonight at 8
p.m. with the judges selected
and the proposed Student union
building decided upon as the pro-
ject to benefit from the proceeds
of the show.
Ah entirely new panel of jud-
ges has been chosen by the Alum-
ni Association to pick this year's
winners. All are connected in
some way with the music field
and were asked to judge because
of their high' qualifications
THE LIST of judges: Mr. John
Deford of Abilene is president of
the Abilene Civic Music associa-
tion. He holds the office of City
Commissioner and attended col-
lege at Texas Tech in Lubbock.
The only woman who will
Students to Assist
In Lecture Series
As 10000 persons gather next
week for the 42nd Annual Bible
Lectures ACC students will be
involved not only in attending
the lectures but also in many re-
More than 700 students have
been rehearsing for several weeks
for the Sing-Bong held tonight
in Scwcll auditorium at 8 o'clock.
Others will be ushering and as-
sisting with stage work.
When the lectures begin mem-
bers of social clubs and service
spooking 1. Linda Bicker Texas;
2. Pat Regan Pepperdinc. Wom-
en's oratory 1. Almelce Cartcc
Texas; 2. Pat Regan Pepperdlne.
Men's oratory 1. Earl Armbrust
Rcdlands; 2. John Ncul Hutchln-
Eon junior college.
judge the event is Mrs. V. E. Hill
who is a member of the string
section of the Abilene Symphony
Orchestra. Her home is in Baird
Tex. where she teaches private
lessons in piano and violin. Poly-
technic college which is now
Texas Wesleyan is the college
Mr Michael F. Johnstone di-
rector of choral music at Abilene
high school is the next judge. He
received both his Bachelor's De-
v grce and his Master's Degree in
-music from North Texas State
college in Denton.
THE FOURTH judge Mr. Alan
McCrakcn is business . manager
of the Abilene Symphony Orches-
tra. His college education was re-
ceived at William and Mary col-
lege in Williamsburg Va.
Mr. Andy Patterson who is on
the music faculty of Hardin-
Simmons university is the last
Sing-Song judge. He received his
degrees both B.A. and M.A. from
Texas Christian university and
hns done further work at' Florida
These judges will select first
and second place winners in each
of the three divisions. Winning
organizatons will perform dur-
ing the Lectureship Tuesday
Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. in Sewell' Audi-
torium and will receive certlfi
cotes in chapel Friday.
STUDENT interest is very high
in the Sing-Song; even more so
because of the decision to put all
the proceeds into the Student
union building fund. This fund
was initiated by the 1057-58 stu-
dent government under the ad-
ministration of student body
president Don Drennan and in-
cludes the amount of $2677.55.
According to Bob Hunter di-
rector of Sing-Song it is highly
organizations will be assisting in
registration and ushering at each
of the dally sessions. Several men
students will direct thd song
services preceding each lecture.
AFTER EACH evening lecture
on Tuesday Wednesday and
Thursday ACC's music groups
the Big Purple A Cappclla and
symphony orchestra will appear
in concert. Monday night the bas-
ketball team will perform against
Wayland Baptist college.
Several members of the mis-
sion study groups on campus will
be assisting with displays in the
A silver tea for all guests will
be held by the "W" club women's
honor organization from 4 to 5:30
arise and dozens of women stu-
dents and faculty wives will avail
The staff of Catchings cafeteria
1 will be swamped with its heaviest
crowd of the year. Besides the
.Preachers and Elders dinner
Tuesday which Usually attracts
probable that future Sing-Song
shotvs will be benefit shows since
the plan has met with such great
success this year. A capacity
crqwd is expected for the per-
formance. STUDENTS participating in the
show will not be seated in the
auditorium but will be in the
Lectureship tent south of Sewell.
The Sing-Song committee com-
posed of representatives from all
clubs 2nd organizations taking
pan voted unanimously to make
this move in order to make avail-
able about 400 more scats.
Frank Morris is technical di-
rector of the show; Sue Rummel
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an overflow crowd of 1700 at
Bennett gymnasium the cafeteria
staff will be taxed to the limit
for each meal during the four-and-a-half-day
ing hours are 7 o.m. to 8:90; 11
a.m. to 1:30; and 4:45 p.m. to 8:1.
THE PROBLEM of parking will
be delt with the some as during aa
ordinary school week: tickets will
be given for illegal parking In
all red-painted zones on campus.'
It is Usually the custom ier'tha
faculty not to give cxamina'tkwa
during Lectureship weekl '
ACC ex-students will be re-
turning to the campus for the an-
nual Alumni Day activities Feb-
The events held during Lec-
tureship week for the first time
xthis year will offer a program of
special events for all alumni.
ONE OF .the various 'activities
planned is a panel discussion to"'
be presented concerning the in-
fluence ACC on the home the
church and the community. x
Panelists will be Louis Welch
Houston; Robert S. Bell Dallas;
and Jimmy Kerr Lubbock. '
Highlighting the day will be
the luncheon honoring Dean Wall-
ing recipient of the 1959'' Out-
standing Alumnus Award. ' '
ANNOUNCEMENT of this a-
ward was made New Yearns Kv
at the Purple and White parties
but the award will be presented
to Walling at this luncheon. Wall-
ing a 1030 graduate lives in Glen-
dale Calif. and is president of
Western Geophysical Co.
Also participating in the lunch-
con program will be Bill Martin
'58 Bible graduate assistant serv-
ing as master of ceremonies; Dr.
M. Norvel Young '36' president
of Pepperdlne college who will
give the invocation; and Bob
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Danner and Richard IndrmiU.
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The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 47, No. 19, Ed. 1, Saturday, February 20, 1960, newspaper, February 20, 1960; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth95964/m1/1/: accessed May 28, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.