The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 71, No. 26, Ed. 1, Tuesday, December 6, 1983 Page: 1 of 8
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McClarty sells out
By lisa Mcdonald
iACU purchased McCIarty's Food
store for an undisclosed amount and
Intends to continue its operation as a
f grocery store until future campus
expansion requires the use of the
k property for other things said Gaston
"A white ago ACU asked me if they
I could have first preference on the
i property wnen i was ready to gtve it
?up" said JM. "Mack" McClarty
f owner-operator of McCIarty's Food
. Store .1644 Campus Court.
"One day a young man walked into
ithe store and offered me a fabulous
frice for it. I told him my situation with
ICU and then called Bill Hilton (vice
; president for finance)."
McClarty said he told Hilton the
i amount of the man's offer and gave the
university the option of meeting' or
exceeding that amount to purchase the
"I got what I wanted and morti than I
; expected" McClarty said.
Dr. William J. Teague president of
the university and Bill Hilton vice
president for finance were out of town
Monday and unavailable for comment.
The university will not make a lump
sum payment to McClarty said
elborn. Instead McClarty will
receive equal payments for a 240-month
period beginning in January 1964
L Wclborn said. The la.it day of the store's
SAG A caterer :
By JANET MOftfWOM
Nancy Zlckefoose catering manager
for Saga food services has resigned
. from her position at ACU.
Zlckefoose will take over the
responsibilities as director of executive
r dining at First National Bank of
Abilene she said. All events in the
executive dining room will be her
responsibility she said
Jim Bitenc Saga food service
Manager said no replacement has been
Nell Fryassistant vice president for
ince said "We appreciate very
iuch Nancy's many years of service
f with Abilene diristlan University nnd
tare very proua oi-tne tact inai sne nas
: been recognized for her talents tnrough
wiis opportunity to become the director
bean Walling dies;
Dean Walllna. founding chairmnn or
fACU's National Development Council
Idled Nov. 22 at West Texas Medical
Center after a severe stroke suffered
kNov. 13 said Cheryl Mann director of
unformation and publications.
h He was 76 years old.
"Dean walling was referred to as
'Mr Intctrritv' bv other members of the
8Af!ll hoard." said Dr. William J.
H'eague ACU president. "He richly
fcvxieservea wis aesignauon uui oeyona
irlh.il ha could nlso hoVonrded as 'Mr
s4 ACU' because of his devoted com-
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operation under McCIarty's direction is
McClarty said the University asked to
continue to use the store's current
The sales contract was signed Nov.
17 McClarty said bet the university
asked that he net mafce the an-
nouncement pubttc until Friday.
Neil Fry assistant viee president for
finance said "We bought it at thto time
because Mr. McClarty was ready to
sell and the Board thought it weuki be a
geed idea to get it now since we will use
"We are always open to any proposal
of the people across the street" Fry
sakl. "The Vanderpeol building was
given to us"
The store will resume operations with
no service interruption to customers
after New Year's Day Fry said.
Wclborn said possible uses of the
buildings In that block include office
space and bookstore expansion.
"The use of this property will be
converted quicker and easier than that
across Judge Ely" he said.
McClarty said ho had been asked to
recommend a manager for the store to
the university "I recommended an
ACU graduate who worked for me for
about five years" he said. "He knows
how to bo friendly and operate with the
samo type of rapport that. I have
already established here."
Welbora tald he does not know how
of executive dMng for First National
Bank of Abilene. We wish her well in
these future endeavors"
Zlckefoose began working at ACU in
1972 as banquet supervisor and became
the cafeteria manager In 1979. She was
given the Outstanding Staff Member
Award in 1061.
Dr. William J. Teague university
president said "No member of the
ACU family has given more of them-
selves to their specific assignments
than has Nancy Zlckefoose. Her
dedication to students has been par-
ticularly exemplary and her com-
mitment to quality has been unrelen-
ting." "She will do well In this new
assignment" he said.
Zickefoose's resignation goes into
effect Dec. 16.
mittment to every aspect of the
university from science to athletics to
the library and the fine arts. He and
Thelma could always be counted upon
to take a leading part in every good
Dr. Robert D. Hunter ACU vice
president nnd longtime friend of
Walling said "No one lias believed In
nor worked harder for Christian
education than Dean and Thelma
Walling and their family. Generations
yet unborn will' be blessed because of
their sacrificial giving of themselves
and their resources."
Walling was born Sept. 13 1907 in
paylon N M but his parents moved to
Amarillo when he was a month old and
the panhandle city became his
hometown. Walling graduated from
high school In Amarillo in 1925 and
worked for the Fort Worth and Denver
Railroad for a year before enrolling in
ACC. He received ids bachelor's degree
in math in 1930. While at ACC he met
Thelma Bernard of San Antonio. The
couple married July 5 1930 in Dallas.
They had one daughter Jo Ann now
Mrs. David Hatbert of Abilene
After graduation Walling went .to
work in Dallas for Geophysics Service
the forerunner of Texas Instruments In
1933 a co-worker quit to start his own
company. Walling joined him and
tpether they started. Western
Geophysical Co. Walling was chief of
tho first party crew of geophvsicists
sent out by the company
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tho manager situation will be handled
or when tho store will resume regular
Leaving the store won't be easy
McClarty said. "When you get up every
morning for nearly 36 years and go to
work in the same place it's never easy
In those nearly 36 years as owner and
manager of the store McClarty said he"
had only missed two days of work.
McClarty said the Texas State
Grocery Association has been in con
tact with him about a possible job as a
public relations agent for the
"I tokl them I was interested but 1
am net going to make any com-
mittments right new" the 97-year-old
The building adjacent to McCIarty's
also has been purchased by the
university and will be held for future
expansion Welborn said.
That location was owned by McClarty
until recently when it was sold to Chai
International. The univerity purcliased
it from Chai International assuming
the note McClarty had he said.
"They were paying on a note which
ACU bought and will pay me out in
monthly installments like the store"
"This note fa set up for monthly
payments" Wclborn said. "Each
payment Includes principle and interest
on the note."
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Final matches scheduled Thursday
Consolation and championship
College Bowl matches will be
Tuesday and Thursday said Kelly
Hargrove College Bowl co-director.
Hargrove senior elementary
education major from Blue Springs
Mo. said two consolation matches
are scheduled for Tuesday night. The
matches will be in the ACU-TV studio
located in Room 114 of the Don Morris
Sub T-16 wiM play the Gradients at 8
p.m. and Team X will play GATA III
at 8:30 p.m. said Hargrove. The
winners of the two matches will
compete for the consolation title said
College Bowl teams
Two College Bowl teams the
Nerdbrains and Bourjeoys White
Trash voluntarily changed their
names to comply with the academic
image of College Bowl said Dr. Gary
D. McCaleb vice president and dean
of campus life.
The Nerdbrains are now Team X
and the Bourjeoys White Trash are
now Totally Unobtrusive.
McCaleb said a suggestion was
made that the two teams change their
names due to the broadcasting of the
matches on cable TV
McCaleb said none of teams had
been told they had to change their
Pickwicker editors chbsen staff
By EMC HttatNtOTHAM
Co-editors for the Pickwicker a
literary journal were announced Dec. 1
at the first annual Pickwicker party
said Dr. Chris WWerton co-advisor of
Co-editors are Melody Towneel
junior news-editorial major from De
Soto and Karen LeCroy senior French
education major from Garland said
Wllierton associate professor of
Creditors wese chosen by advisors
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he has served students and citizens for more than 35 assume management of the business bnJan lVv(phdto
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The finals of the College Bowl will
be Thursday night she said.
On Thursday the Elite and Not
Ready for MENSA Players will play
for the winner's bracket title said
Hargrove. The winner of that ma'ch
vlll play the winning consolation
team for the College Bowl cham-
pionship she said.
The winning team of the College
Bowl tournament will receive a J600
scholarship provided by the Women
for ACU Each team member will
receive a $100 scholarship for the
Four teams advanced in College
Bowl play Tuesday andThursday.
"I wasn't even aware that they had
changed their names" he said.
.McCaleb said the teams should
review their !rojccted image on
television in previous matches.
- "For any of the teams that were
going on television their dress and
conduct should be consistent with
what the people of the College Bowl
had designed It to be" said McCaleb.
"If any of these teams were going to
be aired over College Bowl I didn't
think those were suitable names to go
over the city of AWfcse with" he said.
McCaleb said the College Bowl was
designed to be serious academic
None of the teams were present at
the 'meeting. Kelly Hargrove co-
Willerton and Mel Ristau assistant
professor of art
The co-editors will lead an editorial
and prediction staff of 10 to 15 students
in producing the literary journal.
Positions are available for staff
members said Willerton.
Students interested in serving on the
staff should contact Willerton before
Jan 31 Student can' contact him in
person at Chambers Kail Room 308. or
can call him at 577-1SU Ext. 2359.
The Picfcwtcker hi a literary journal
produced Annually which Includes
tuesday? deeember 6; 1 983
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In Tuesday's matches the Totally
Unobtrusive team formerly Bour-
jeoys White Trash defeated Gata
Guessers 440 to 30. The Gradients
defeated Gata II by a score of 230 to
In other Tuesday play Team X
formerly the Nerdbrains defeated
Kinsmen 225 to 170 and Brats No. 0
defeated Princeton ?20 to 175.
During Thursday's College Bowl
play the Elite team defeated Sub T-16
by a score of 285 to 00 and Team X
defeated Brats No. 0 by a score of 315
Also in Thursday's College Bowl
action the Not Ready for MENSA
players beat GATA III by a score of
director of the Bowl said she and
Steve Sorrells (lie other co-director
and senior management major from
Waco were contacted about the
meeting but neither attended.
Hargrove senior elementary
education major from Blue Springs
Mo. said she talked with Arlie
Hoover' professor of history who was
present at the meeting.
She said she then went to Sorrells
and some members of both teams and
relayed the comments made at the
Both teams agreed to change their
names as a voluntary gesture she
"I have to say I don't know if I
agreed with it all" said Hargrove.
poetry fiction photography nnd
graphic works by ACU students.
Contributors and staff members are
from all academic majors and include
undergraduate and graduate students
Students Interested in submitting
work for the 1M4 Pickwicker should do
so during January
Every manuscript photograph or
graphic entry needs an official cover
page which will be available in Room
im of Chambers Hull at the beginning
of the spring semester sakl Wilterton
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215 to 125 and the Gradients beat
Totally Unobtrusive 190 to 170. ' '
Hargrove will direct the College
Bowl next semester. She said she
wants to get more response from the
faculty in providing questions for the
next College Bowl "I also hope we.
can have more student response in
watching tho Bowl and in forming
teams" she said. Overall the College
Bowl has been a great success said
Steve Sorrells co-dlrcctor of the
College Bowl and senior management
major from Waco said he thought the
College Bowl helped the quality of
academla at ACU by providing an
"But it's going to offend anybody I felt
like it was right that they changed
Brian Barrett senior Bible major
from Fort Worth and a member of the
Nerdbrains said he didn't think the
name change was necessary.
"I think it's silly to change our
whole name looks and whole act"
The Nerdbrains have received a lot
of positive feedback on their actions in
competitions said Barrett
Mark Samsill senior marketing
major from Fort Worth and a
member of the Bourjeoys White Trash
team said team members weren't
happy about the name change but"it
wasn't that big a deal."
For the first time students majy
reserve copies of the Pickwicker during
registration for the spring semester.
The planned release date of the 194
Pickwicker is April said Willerton. :
The 192 Pickwicker received Ah
Honorable Mention award in state-wide
competition of the Texas In-
tercoUegiafe Press Association said
Three selections from the 1963 edition
were selected for inclusion fat Fountain
o Youth a national anthology of
college magazines said Willerton
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