The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 48, No. 1, Ed. 1, Friday, September 16, 1960 Page: 1 of 8
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JUDI BOONE wants to live own life.
SHE'S PROUD OF HIM
Judi Boone Sister of Pat Boone Doesn t
Want to Capitalize on Brothers Name
By SONNY BATEMAN
Pat Boone's little sister. Judl a freshmen at ACC this semester
introduced herself as being "confused." "lost and the world's "worst
at remembering names."
This kind of self-analysis was surprising coming from the "kid
sister" of one of America's foremost singing stars but it was just a
hint of other interesting revelations by Judl Boone.
"YES" ADMITTED Judl a rather tall young lady of 17 "Pat
Boone is my brother but really I am no different than any of you.
Unles perhaps. I am a little more confused and lost. And I must
be the world's worst at remembering names. There are so many but
maybe with help I can improve."
Judl hit the campus Monday with the hundreds of other bewilder-
ed freshmen all caught in the whirl wind of pre-school activities.
AND THAT is just what she wants to be a common ordinary
unlmposlng freshman. She has the same plans hopes and dreams of
any girl at 17. She wants very much to bo a success In her college
work to be accepted and to make new and lasting friends.
Judl made It quite clear that all this was to be accomplished
through her own personality and that there would be no capitalizing
on tho popularity of her brother.
When asked how that she felt being the sister of the famous singer
she replied '(I am very proud of Pat as any sister should be. His
profession is a demanding one and the fact that he has remained a
Christian is something I am grateful for I am sure that he wouldn't
be pleased with me if I tried to use his fame as a means of gaining
popularity and I am definitely certain that I don't approve it either."
Construction workers and stu-
dent helpers worked feverishly
side by side this week to com-
plete essentials on the Citizenship
center ACC's one-halt million
dollar addition- to classroom and
STUDENTS met classes in the
new structure for the first time
today as painters and construc-
tion workers applied the finishing
touches to walls and sidewalks
Across the campus frame work
is rising for the second story of
the new women's dormitory
scheduled for completion by the
opening of the 1060-01 fall sem-
ester. The completion of the Citizen-
ship Center an extension of the
Administration building marks
the end of a building drive set
In motion July 8 1058. That was
the date of the first organiza-
A FUND-RAISING drive which
netted $521000 from more than
4200 families was inauguated
Nov. 1 1058 and went over the
top on Aug. 1 1059.
Fiscal Agent James E. Free-
man said Monday that everything
would be In order for Friday's
classes except the air condition-
ing and heating units.
The fans will be in operation
according to Freeman but the
cooling and heating systems will
not be 'of use until October.
(Continued oa Pag 8)
Pal Boone the Idol of millions of teenagers and one of the
most wellknown members of the church of Chrbt will fly
Into Abilene this afternoon for a visit with hU sister a fresh-
man at ACC.
Boone confirmed Wednesday that he would be on the cam-
pus and that he would attend the pep rally tonight at 6.
The popular singer has been on the state fair circuit this
summer but Is returning to California from New York this
week to enrolf his daughters in school. Since he had not seen
his sister Judl In several months he arranged to stop over here
on bis journey west.
He will arrive at the Abilene Municipal Airport at 4 pan.
where a public welcome has been planned by the Student's
Association.' He will spend the evening with Judl and leave
Abilene early Saturday morning.
AS FOR HER personal life she is tho youngest of four children.
There are two older brothers Pat and Nick and one sister Margie.
About the only unordinary thing that Judl has engaged in is the
fact that sho was a member of a girl's football team during her days
in grammar school
She loves horse back riding and swimming but admits that she
Isn't too good at either sport.
During her stay at ACC Judl plans to major in the technical
field of Theatre Arts. She doesn't prefer to do any acting except oc-
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Record Attendance Predicted
May Fall Short by 100 Students
With his deep booming voice rolling out over a packed
Sewell auditorium President Don H. Morris officially de-
clared the 55th session of Abilene Christian college as open
The opening statements by President Morris were part
of a ceremony traditional to the first chapel assembly of every
Other developments of the first week of school included
have expressed the doubt that
the official prediction of 2550
enrollees will be reached.
N Classes began this morn-
More than 70 high school busi-
ness teachers have indicated they
will attend tho Second Annual
Workshop on Business Education
Curriculum for High Schools to-
morrow in Robertson chapel.
The meeting held last year at
Hardin-Simmons university Is
sponsored by the Professional
Standards and Advancement
Committee of the Texas Business
LAST YEAR'S gathering had
70 teachers to attend. James E.
Freeman head of ACC's Business
Administration said Tuesday that
as many as 80 might attend this
Miss Avis Deavers Abilene
High school business teacher and
a member of the committee will
be chairman of tomorrow's as-
sembly slated to start at 0 a.m.
Tho ACC meeting will be for
teachers living In TBEA district
five seven and 11 which Includes
ing at 7:30 for the first time.
Students will observe
their first free Saturday to-
morrow under thevnew five-
day plan inaugurated this fall.
Appearing with the president
this morning were two other
long-time faculty and administra-
tive figures who themselves are
becoming a traditional part of
Leonard Burford head of the
music department and former
director of the A Cappclla chorus
led the student body In the sing-
ing of the hymn "All Hail the
Power of Jesus Name."
JESSE P. Sewell former presi-
dent of ACC read Paul's speech
on Mar's H11L
Greetings to the students were
extended by representatives of
various groups and organizations
from the campus and city.
They included George Bailey
minister of tho College church
for the Abilene churches; Cullen
Johnson president of the Stu-
dents association; Mayor George
L. Mlnter Jr. for the city of Abi-
lene; Bill Johnson president' o
the Alumni association; and Hol-
lis Manly Abilene board of
trustees member for B Sherrod.
president of the board.
RAY WHITESIDE assistant
registrar said Wednesday that
y"lt doesn't look like we are going
to reach our official prediction."
According to Whiteside the
apparent failure to reach the
estimate was caused by the en-
rolling of about 100 less freshmen
than was expected.
"We have no actual count on
the freshmen as yet" said the
assistant registrar "but from the
counting of tests they have been
taking it appears we will have
over 100 less than last year."
OVER 900 freshmen attended
ACC during both fall and spring
semesters in 1959-60.
During the first three hours
of registration Tuesday 429 stu-
dents were enrolled under the
classifications of graduates sen-
iors and post graduates.
Whether last year's record of
2407 students wil be broken this
year could not bo determined
Early classes have been the
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TIME SET TO FILL
OUT LOAN BLANKS
Students wishing to apply
for government loans have
been ask by Vice President
W. R. Smith to meet la Roam
305-A Saturday morntey at I.
"Applications and laforma-
lion on how to fill them 'out
will be given" said Smith.
"Those that can fill them
out correctly will probably get
a loan and the others won't
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