The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 13, Ed. 1, Friday, January 13, 1950 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. ABILENE TEXAS JANUARY 13 1950
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by Larry CRoar
"Beauties beauties everywhere
and not n one for me!"
Each of the four classes has
chosen from the wealth of avail-
able specimens six outstanding
examples of feminine pulchritude.
Members of the student body
will elect twelve of these girls as
beauties and beauty runners-up
the first week of the new semes-
ter. Thoiridentity will not be re-
Some '50 Graduates
To Escape Exams
Worried about final exams?
Who isn't except a few lucky
graduating seniors who have
pulled through their courses with
at least a "B"7
Those who will be exempt if
they can talk their profs out of the
necessary grades are Martha Bat-
son Reginald Beaver Rheba Sue
Bell Norris Dean Box Charles
Boyce Conan Doyle Cannon
James Claxton Manon Crump
Melvin Evans and Lynn L. Fisher.
Bill Gibson Marion Grant Rob-
ert Grigg Orrin Hamblin John
Hamilton Arthur Harding Ed-
ward Harmon John Henry Travis
Henry and Warren High.
Bill Herth David Hobbs Mrs.
Flo Ladyman Mrs. Verncll Leach
Juanita Lee J. W. Mankin Phyl-
lis Mnnkm Paul Moffitt James
Phillips and Mary Pogue.
Arvie Richardson Doyle Rich-
ey James Richmond Prentis San-
som Jeanettc Shaffer Carl Shel-
burne Charles Smith Lon Tru-
man Smith David Sprague Wil-
liam James Stewart.
Fred Stirman Lucille Stramler
Barbara Taylor Henry Thomp-
son Leon Turman John Tyson
James Watson William Watson
James Wilson Fred Owings Dick
Quails Lcroy McDanicl and
OUT OF HIBERNATION
by Margarot Phillips
The Kitten Klub girls pep or-
ganization on tiic campus has
come colorfully out of hibernation
with hi and new uniforms. They
made their dGbut at the TWC-
ACC game and it couldn't have
been a more exciting time.
The new uniforms aie straight
sknts with tuck pleats at the
waist and low cut single breasted
wcskits. The skirt and weskit are
in purple gaberdine and are worn
with long-sleeved white satin
Uf fleets' imif.iims lend a con-
trast with pin pie skirts and blo'is-
cs wo.n Willi white double brcast-
weskits bearing the wildcat em-
blem on the back.
From 1314 to 1017 the Kitten
Klub wore port military uniforms
complete with hats and furnished
by the school. In '47 due to ne-
cessity the uniforms were
changed to purple gored skifts of
gaberdine 'furnMied by the
bchool but the white blouses were
supplied by the girls. This year
the uniforms aie furnished by the
Officers for this year are Billie
Plilcr president; Pat Morris vice
president; Joyce Aycr secretary-
treasurer; and Dolores Tucker
Other members are Dcwby
Adams president '48-M9; Dcannie
Aycr Joann Watson Joan Tay-
lor Ganelle Stephens Mary Allen
Lynelle Sullivan Gwen Wood
and Billie Pigg.
New members are Joann Mer-.
riman Kineiyn smnn uec ngg
BUlio Ruth Willis Nelda Hodges
JanefBonner Peggy Terlll Chnr-
lotte Gibson Nancy Lavender
Shirley Belcher Bobbie Langham
Norma Huff Sunny Jo Meredith
Rupplc Venablc Paula Duncan
Murilyn London Lou Ann Smith
Rosemary Williams Virginia Che-
vcalcd until the annual is pub-
Candidates from the senior class
arc Pat Padcn Lubbock; Jean
Bachman Nardin Okla.; Roma-
dene Alexander Abilene; Rheba
Sue Bell Irving; Barbara Taylor
Irving; and Bonnie Waters Cor-
Juniors are Joann Taylor Dal-
hart; Jo Anne Howard Lake
Charles La.; Billie Pigg Midland;
Jean Dobbs Grandview; Mary
Evalyn Biggs Morrilton Ark.;
and Carole Jones Corpus Christi.
Sophomores arc Mary Lou Fry
Houston; Gay Graves Abilene;
Joy Deavenport Silverton; Bar-
bara Allen Detroit Tex.; Gladys
Shoemaker Fort Worth; and Mar-
ida Rav Abilene.
Freshmen are Tcady Deere
Lcvclland; Joyce Schneider Mart;
Ruth Heggie Waco; Sunny Jo
Meredith Stanford; Addie Rhci-
ner San Antonio; and Clarice
Crook of Lawton Okla.
College Is Granted
Abilene Christian College has
been accepted as a member of the
Texas Intercollegiate Students
TISA is designed to promote
student government and to act as
a clearing house in ironing out
the problems of student govern-
ment. Dick Barnaby of North Tex-
as State College is president of
In a recent election students
voted overwhelmingly in favor of
making application for member-
ship and the application was sub-
mitted the latter half of Decem-
ber. The TISA convention will be
held some time in April at Baylor
University where representatives
of various student governments
will discuss their problems.
nault Patsy Fleming Wanda Hejl
Betty Richardson Ruth Hender-
son Nadine Blount Rita Wynn
Jo Carolyn Wallace.
Plans for the coming semester
include formal initiation of new
members the election and coro-
nation of the Kitten Klub Queen dollars toward the project if pos-
and the annual banquet including stole and CSO is trying to raise
the presentation of the most val
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WELCOMED BACK at the TWC-ACC
basketball game was the Kitten Klub mak-
ing their first appearance of the year. These
colorful and eyeful lassies are Billie Pliler
Are Stoned Out of Cities
Vets Apply at VA
If Changing Schools
Veterans changing schools must
apply for the change soon enough
for the Veterans' Administration
at Lubbock to record it before
they change the Administraiton
No subsistence payments or
payment of tuition will be made
until the application is filed in the
Lubbock office. Veterans present-
ing Certificates of Eligibility is-
sued before November 1 which
did not state school or course to
be pursued must ask for a dupli-
cate cetrificate in order to receive
subsistence and tuition payments.
Veterans who marry or have a
child born will not receive addi-
tional subsistence until documen
tary evidence is received in the
Debaters To Go
To Iowa Meet
Abilene Christian College will
participate in an invitational de-
bate tournament for small colleges
at the University of Iowa in Iowa
City March 2 and 3.
ACC was one of sixteen colleges
chosen from among all the small
colleges of the nation as being
outstanding in the field of debat
The debate squad will also
enter four other tournaments
during the spring semester. The
meets will be at Baylor Univer-
sity in Waco February 3 and 4;
Abilene Christian College Feb-
ruary 10 and 11; Southeastern
State College of Oklahoma in Du-
rant March 2 and 3; and the
Southern Association Tournament
in Birmingham Ala. April 4 and
Lighting for the stage has been
decided on as the CSO project
for this year announced Winnie
Each club is asked to give ten
KINFOLKS OF MISSIONARIES scan the paper for men-
tion of their brothers and sisters that are in Italy. These
ACCians are Nicola Russo Pat Paden Gerald Paden Tom
Baker Jean Baker and Pat Cathey.
Eight of the workers living in
Frascati Italy involved in the re-
cent international happenings are
ex-students of Abilene Christian
College. They arc Wyndal Hudson
Harold Paden Clinc Paden and
his wife the former Jo Iris Cathy
of Tyler; William C. Hatcher and
Radio Club Prexy
Radio clinic has elected officers
for the rest of the school year.
They are Virgil Lindsey presi-
dent; Clovis Meixner vice presi-
dent; Dorothy Adams secretary;
and Edwin Broadus reporter.
The clinic meets at 3:45 every
Tuesday afternoon. A member of
the staff of radio station KWKC
will speak at the next meeting. A
corresponding secretary will also
be elected at the meeting.
Betty Thomas senior is at
home 332 Clifford Corpus Christi.
Mrs. Bill McClurc will be in
Hcndrick Hospital until Sunday.
president; Pat Morns vice president; Joyce
Ayers secretary-treasurer; Dewby Adams
'49 president; Shirley Belcher and Bee Gee
Langham new members.
his wife the former Peggy Baker;
Jack McPherson and his wife the
former Rosctta Russo of Naples
Studonls at tho collogo Wednes-
day in chapol signed a petition to
bo sent to authorities In Washing-
ton to thank them for the holp
given and to encourage future co-
operation. Tex Williams student
body president said that lho stu-
dents felt this only a small way
in expressing their thanks to in-
terested Washington officials.
Church of Christ members
Seniors Sign Up "Nine"
For Musical Massacre
by Nona Foster
The Seniors did it! It's all their
Nobody else contacted the
"Nauseating Nine." Nobody else
got them to sign up for a program
under their sponsorship. Nobody
but the seniors will get to invest
the pi of its in their project.
Yes. It's true. The "Nauseators"
will appear in full uniform to-
night at 8 p m. Friday night on
stage at Sewell Auditorium under
Mif snonsorship of the class of '50.
Included in the repertoire will
be the "Irish Medley" "Cowboy
Dr Rupert L. Cortright head of
the Speech Department at Wayne
University in Detroit and former
president of the Speech Associa-
tion of America will lecture on
"Speechmakers of the Nation"
Friday evening January 20 in
"The lecture will particularly
appeal to speech and history
people." said Dr. Fred .Barton
head of the ACC Speech Depart-
ment. Students Meet
Student Council was host to
representatives of the student
government of McMurry and Har-lin-Simmonsin
ACC's Grill Tues-
day evening Decmeber 13 where
they discussed the problem of se-
curing better relationships among
Tentative plans were made by
the repiesentativcs for intramur-
pl sports winners of the schools
to compete among themselves.
Each of the schools is also going
to present a free variety show at
the other colleges
Visas Are Extended
After Month Delay-
Missionaries of the church of
of Christ in Italy eight of whom
are ex-students of Abilene Chris-
tian college are reported by the
Associated Press as having been
openly opposed and being stoned
out of several Italian towns.
Tension mounted among Chris-
tians in Texas this week as a re-
sult of the new persecution and of
the month long situation concern-
ing re-issuing of visas to the A-
mericans and possible closing of
the orphanage operated by the
missionaries in Frascati.
Wednesday tho Abilcno Reporter-News
visas had been exiendod for
three months instead of iho
two months previously re-
ported. One of the number K. D. Pitt-
man said "Priests aroused the
and others have written thousands
of letters to Congressmen and
heads of the U. S. government
urging that help be given the
Americans. Lyndon B. Johnson
senator from Texas said this was
the most public response on any
international question in 11 years.
Interest has mounted on the
campus because many of the mis-
sionaries are ex-students some
have relatives in ACC and school
authorities and students have been
actively involved in correspon-
Medley" old stuff to some and
new arrangements will include a
"Historical Number Based on
History of the United States" a
Gay Nineties skit complete with
musical accompaniment "Six-
Foot Ten and Bloodshot Eyes"
"Blues Stay Away From Me"
"Timber" and a quartet arrange-
ment of "Someday."
An added attraction is Jean
Caskey soloist with orchestral
accompaniment "Stormy Weath-
er." Charles Kelly and Jack Baker
will sing "Don't Weep Zeke."
"Nauseating" personnel are Har-
ry Tansil Bill Scott Freddy Wad-
dell Phil Boone Winston Lugar
Tex Williams Joe Clayton Kelly
Martin and Paul Moffitt.
CIDER IN SAC
Juniors Exhibit Talent
Of Mules and Ireland
"New talent" was the phrase
Dick Daughtry used as MC at the
junior class party Tuesday night
in the Student Center. A thun-
derous applause followed the in-
troduction but came to an .abrupt
stop when the entertainers walk-
But then what would the class
be without some of the "old
faithfuls to51"! Irish Kelly Mar-
tin made with some songs of the
heart-brcaketvtype from the oW
country and then teamed with
David Fry for a duet.
Jack McGlothlin and Jo Carolyn
Wallis dramatically sang "Baby
It's Cold Outside." A change of
atmosphere was in order and
Charles Kelly and Jack Baker
filled the bill. "Mule Train" the
number they made famous in
chapel once again won them ac
people against us." The popula-
tion of Italy is overwhelmingly
Roman Catholic reported the
Associated Press. "A Vatican
source said the priests had com
plained that the evangelists were
"preaching heresy" but expressed
doubts that they had aroused the
A Vatican source expresses re-
gret at stone throwing incidents
but added "Much the same thing
would happen if there were such
preaching in a strongly Catholic
Irish parish in America.
President of the school. Don H.
Morris said Wednesday ho would
like "to appeal publicly to Popo
Pius to uso his influenco for re-
ligious freedom and opportunity
in tho Catholic-dominated world.
Without doubt ho could give an
order that would cloar up this
wholo matter and givo free oppor-
tunity for religious work and wor-
ship in all lands whore Catho-
licism provalls. I bellevo millions
of religious pcoplo of many kinds
will sharo this sentiment with
"Congressmen say that if Italy's
attitude toward American evan-
gelists of the church of Christ is
not changed it will have definite
effect on Italy's ECA appropria-
tions" said Jimmy Wood.
Presented In March
The Music and Speech Depart-
ments of Abilene Christian Col-
lege will present their annual pro-
duction of a famous opera March
30 and 31. This year the opera is
Verdi's well-known "La Travia-
ta" one of the best-loved operas
of all time.
The production will be under
the direction of Rex P. Kyker of
the Speech Department and
Leonard Burford head of the
Music Department. The orchestra
will be under the direction of Bill
In the starring roles are Rom-
adene Alexander as Violetta Val-
ery Alma Lois Davis as Flora Ber-
voix; Don McGaughey as Baron
Douphol; Blake Sickles playing
the part of Alfredo Germont; Don
Finto as Giorgio Germont; DotUrc
Grenvll is played by Tommy Gil-
lentine; and Kelly Martin takes
the part of Marchesse D'Obigny.
Tryouts for the remaining roles
will be held in the near future
and the complete cast will be
Dick Daughtry transfer from
Freed-Hardeman gave sensational
performance of "Laura" with a
one-man Spike Jones touch.
Three large cakes with "Junior
"51" iced on top and elder (slight-
ly settled) made the party linger
on until ten o'clock.
In New Office
Student Council officers with-
out an office have finally secured
The bigwheels of student gov-
ernment have moved into their
new office in what used to be the
Senior Parlor of Zellner Hall. Sen-
iors were evicted and the Council
set up shop shortly before the
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