The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 27, Ed. 1, Friday, May 1, 1942 Page: 1 of 8
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Band Tour Postponed
To May 11 Says Crain
Combining a vacation pleasure
trip with the annual band tour the
Wildcat Band will leave Monday
May 11 instead of May 4 as was
previously announced D.W. Crain
director of the band announces. The
tour was postponed a week because
of difficulty in arranging the ap-
pointments. Crain points out that although the
the new schedule is shorter and
contains .fewer appearances than
the old more time will be given to
recreation and sight-seeing.
Highlight of the tour will be the
visit in Carlsbad New Mexico
Tuesday. The band will arrive 'in
Carlsbad Monday night stay there
that night and spend Tuesday going
through Carlsbad Caverns.
The new schedule is as follows:
Monday: Big Springs. Lamcsa
night Carlsbad. Tuesday see Cav-
erns night Artcsia. Wednesday:
Roswcll Portalcs Clovis night
Ex-Students Get Wings
Ai Luke Field Ariz.
B. L. McCoy and R. W. Burroughs
both who attended ACC for three
years received their silver wings
and a 2nd Lieutenant's Commission
in the Air Corps Reserve Friday
April 24 at Luke Field Phoenix
This signifies that they have suc-
cessfully completed the Air Force
Advanced Flying School Training.
The wings were presented at the
graduation ceremonies held at the
field at 9 a. m. Friday.
While attending ACC McCoy an
Abilene boy participated in track
and Burroughs participated in bask-
etball track and baseball.
Juniors Skate Walk Eat
At Cisco Picnic--So What!
So - - - they went out there - the
Juniors - - - out to Cisco you know
and 'cause the pool wasn't open and
if it had'a been open it would'a been
too cold to go swimming they just
went skating. And they skated and
skated- even Ted Hale. And they
scooted and scooted - - even Ruth
Merwin. An' I bctcha she got those
white slacks so dirty on that dirty
floor. Leonard Wood didn't just fall
or scoot he dived I Of course Jim Cox
and Jim Bob Jarrcll had to show off
with their fancy skating.
Well the Juniors' said they could-
n't skate all day so they went motor
boat ridng and they rode and rode.
Well the Juniors couldn't ride all
day either; so they decided to eat hot
dogs and onions and cookies and
stuff and so they ate and ate.
Nobody knew what wonderful act-
ors Jimmy Wood and Freeman Mc-
Knight were until the Junior picnic-
and nobody ever dreamed that Lois
McBrlde and Jitter Bennet could get
lost and not ever know what side of
town they were in and such like.
They finally found themselves and
ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. ABILENE. FRIDAY. May
and Party At Stadium
Lawrence Smith Urges
Continued School Work
0n BBC Broadcast
Speaking on "Abilene Christian
Lawrence L. Smith college bursar
urged all students to continue in
school this summer in a radio broad-
cast over KRBC last Friday night.
Smith pointed out that ACC was
offering specialized courses in Che-
mistry Physics Mathematics Radio
Engineering Civil Aeronautics Ar-
my Paper Work First Aid Engl-
hand and Accounting in order to
aid the national government by
preparing defence workers.
He pointed out thirteen reasons
why you should come to ACC
during this summer session.
Philadelphia Lecturer c
Speaks in Chapel
Declaring that he could live in
Texas and like it Dr. Glfford Gor-
don lecturer from Philadelphia Pa.
spoke in chapel Tuesday morning.
Dean Adams who introduced the
speaker said that Dr. Gordon was
known as the "friend of youth in
America" and had traveled all over
the Uuitcd States for sixteen years
speaking to high school students.
Dr. Glfford showed a map of Aus-
tralia and pointed out that it was
bigger than the entire United Sta-
tes. He also told of his early life
there and how he had been influenc-
ed by a preacher to come to America
and study for the ministry.
Hill Preaches At Colorado City
Wilburn C. Hill who graduated
from ACC in '31 and visited the cam-
pus Tuesday began a revival meet-
ing at Colorado City Wednesday
April 29 which will close May 10.
Hill who took part on the chapel
program Tuesday lives in Stillwat-
er Oklahoma where he has taught
three classes in Bible education at
Oklahoma A. and M. for six years.
placed themselves with the others.
And who could believe that Lois
would choke on a peach one that
was stolen anyhow!
All that is hard to believe; but it
isn't hard to believe that all the Jun-
iors were bunged up and scratched
and bruised and seen like. Wal any-
way it happened - so what!
Band Plays Wednesday
On Weekly Boadcast
Wildcat Band was presented in
the regular ACC broadcast Wednes-
day night over KRBC from 9:45 to
10:15. Grant Shannon was the fea-
tured soloist in an original trombone
arrangement of Jerome Kern's
"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."
The band played a descriptive ar-
rangement of "Stormy Weather"
"Marcho Slave" by Tchaikovsky
and several military marches in-
cluding "Hands Across the Sea" and
Carries ACC Ad
ACC French students would like
to correspond with othci French stu-
dents according to an ad in the
April 25 edition of' the Pour la Vic-
toirc a' newspaper printed in French.
The Pour la Victoiro. which means
"For Victory" is printed in New
York and Is being received regularly
by the ACC French department ac-
cording to Dr. Howard L. Schug
head of the department.
Dr. Schug has announced that the
ad has already got results since lie
has received a letter from a 17 year
old French boy who wants to coi re-
spond with an American girl about
his age. He lives in New Yorl" and
has been in the United State? since
The full text of the ad is (trans-
lated into English): "The French stu-
dents of ACC would like very much
to exchange letters in French and
English with French students of
America (for example French Can-
ada Haiti French Guiana etc.) or
elsewhere in Free France. Please
direct your first letter to the Direc-
tor of the Pan-American Associa-
tion of Correspondence Dr. Howard
L. Schug Abilene Christian College
Abilene Texas indicating your age
and special interests."
According to Dr. Schug it is im-
possible to correspond with students
in France because of the political
Girls Learn to Teach
At Training Class
Lottie Hobbs Marjorie Hathorne
and Wanda Fehl showed how to
teach small children by telling Bible
stories at the meeting of the Girls'
Training Class last Friday night
Lottie told the story of the Good
Samaritan as it should be told to
children of the pre-school age;
Wanda told the story of the birth of
Moses illustrating the way to tell
it to children of six years; Marjorie
told about Joseph's coat of many
colors as it should be told to child-
ren of eight years.
According to Sybil Short leader
of the class the girls arc making a
special study of methods of teaching
children. Members of the class have
visited children's Sunday Scholl
classes and Sunday School teachers
have talked to the group.
May 15 Set for Date
Of Student Program
Friday May 15 has been set as
the date for the All Student Pro-
gram to be presented in chapel ac-
cording to P. H. Hill president of
the Student Council. The program
is to take the place of the annual
All-Students Day which was dis-
continued this year because of the
value of time under the present
The Student Council announced
those who will act as faculty charac-
ters in last week's Optimist
Student Council's Program .
Features Corny Music Races
Ten ACC Students Speak
At Stamford Lectureship
Beginning Monday. ACC minister-
ial students for the Bible lecture-
ship which will be held at the
Church of Christ in Stamford ac-
cording to Owen Aiken student
Stressing the theme of Christ in
the afternoon and the Bible at night
services will be held at 3 p. m. and
8 p. m. Panel discussions will be held
Monday Wednesday and Friday at
4:30 p. m. on spreading the gospel.
The lectureship will continue
through Friday May 8. Accomoda-
tions for out-of-town visitors have
Crain Holds Band Clinic
At Denver City Monday
D. W. Crain band director con-
ducted a high school band clinic at
Denver City Monday in preparation
for the regional contests next week.
All phases of contest work were
studied during the day and a concert
that night finished the day's activi-
Jack Meyers Preaches
At Highland Church
Jack Meyers minister of the
Heights Church of Christ of Houston
and ACC graduate of '24 is doing
the preaching for the revival meet-
ing now in progress at the Highland
Church of Christ. Homer Haley ACC
Bible instructor and regular min-
ister of the Highland church is hold-
ing a meeting in Wichita Falls.
The meeting began Wednesday
April 22 and will close Sunday.
Services are held at 4 o'clock in the
afternoons and at 8 o'clock each
A Cappella Entertained
On Tour This Week
SOMEWHERE IN TEXAS AND
LOUISIANA WITH THE A CAP-
PELLA TOUR - As the sixth day of
the A Cappella tour gets underway
today practically everything ha3
happened on the trip from Jeanne
Lawyer and Sue Hooker leaving
their shoes in Tyler to all the girls
in the chorus being presented with
corsages in Shreveport. To give you
Insight into the tour before the
weary way-wore travelers come
home and begin raving about "that
wonderful time " your correspon-
dent (Geraldyne Stephenson) sub-
mits the following items:
On the first day out (Sunday) the
best dressed and the best looking
person was Dot Hannah wearing a
beautiful black taffeta creation....
Walace Jackson and "Bitsy" Thomp-
son furnished entertainment for all
the members on the way to Dallas
Sunday. On Monday Wallace twisted
"Bitsy's" nose until there was a big
red spot on it. And it was still there
the last time we looked. ..The chorus
gave fifteen rahs for Carl Cave.who
Strictly corny music races con-
tests tug 'o war between the classes
and plenty of cats. . . Sound good?
Well that's not. the half of what's
going to be at the all-student old-
fashioned picnic and kid party to-
night from 6 to 8 o'clock at the
football stadium sponsored by the
Student Council according to P. H.
Hill student proxy.
Quartets sextets and ducts will
be on the "surprise" musical pro-
gram says Morris Pattcson who is
in charge of the program. It will be
presented from a stage set up in
the center of the stadium and a
broadcasting system will assure
everyone of hearing the performers.
"Just dress for fun" says Pattcson
as he urges everyone to appear in
their "kid clothes."
Other games to be participated in
will be: wolf over the river flying
Dutchman drop the handkerchief
London bridge three deep and little
white house over the hill. Johnny
Owens will be in charge of the apple
"Words fail me to express the
enjoyment that will be -had by all"
No evening meal will be served at
the dining hall tonight because of the
feed at the party
Mexican Young People
Talk at Mission Study
Young people of the Mexican
Church of Christ in Abiene present-
ed the program at Mission Study last
Wednesday night which consisted of
songs scripture readings and talks
Dr. H. L. Schug who founded the
Mexican congregation about fifteen
years ago J.W. Treat and Luis Rios
ACC student from Mexico take time
about preaching for the Mexican
is driving the bus when he did a
very nice job of dodging cars all on
the way from Dallas to Ft. Worth...
By the way the night all the girls
got the corsages the boys got roses
for their button-holes...In Terrell
Monday the group was entertained
with a luncheon at the modern ranch
home of the J. B. McGlnty's (who
is a member of the ACC board of
trustees). . . Monday afternoon the
group stopped in Tyler and made
their headquarters at the T. B.
Tompsons parents of "Bitsy". That
night the singers were entertained
by the Thompsons with a buffet sup-
per and they presented a radio pro-
gram at which they all wore roses
presented by Max Leach who is an-
nouncing the programs. . .
For the rest of the news of the tour
you'll have to wait until tomorrow
night when the group will roll into
Abilene. Oh yes you want to know
what Jeanne and Sue did for shoes.
No they didn't sing barefooted be-
cause it so happened that Betty
Williams and Leoda Carson had ex-
tra shoes and by luck they fitted.
. .) i .
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