The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 14, Ed. 1, Friday, January 20, 1950 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE ABILENE. TEXAS. JANUARY 20 1950
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Rupert L. Cortright
To Lecture Tonight
In Sewell Auditorium
Dr. Rupert L. Cortright chair-
man of the Department of Speech
at Wayne University in Detroit
and former president of the
Speech Association of America
will lecture on "Specchmakcrs of
the Nation" at 0 o'clock this ev-
ening in Sewell Auditorium.
The lecture deals with a select-
ed group of speakers and the
speeches which have greatly in-
fluenced the development of our
nation from pro-revolutionary to
Dr. Cortright is o his way to
Hawaii where he will teach this
spring. He spoke last Monday at
David Lipscomb College in Nash-
Dr. Cortright is co-author with
Oliver and Hager of the text used
In. 'speech fundamentals classes at
National Interest Arises
Over Italian Persecution
Interest nroso this week all over!
iho United Statot concerning lho
persecution of ovangolists of tho
church of Christ in Italy as a
group of fiftoon Protestant min-
isters threatened to toko tho mat-
ter before congress and tho Unit-
The ministers who met Tuesday
at the Wardman Hotel in Wash-
ington D.C. said they would
bring up the persecution incident
before Congress aqd the United
Nations unless the Italian govern-
ment makes a strong investigation
and punishes those guilty and
issues a public statement of rc-
The group also requested that
President Truman immediately re-
call Myron Taylor the White
House envoy to the Vatican. They
pointed out that there was no law
to create or justify such an office.
All of the recent interest mush-
roomed as the evangelists were
not granted extensions of visas
their orphanage was ordered clos-
ed and many of them were ston-
ed. C. Ellis McGaughoy of Wash-
Ington.fathor of Don McGaughcy
junior Biblo major in ACC rep-
resented tho sponsors of tho or-
phan homo work in Italy.
Thcr ministers at the meeting
included Dr. Joseph M. Dawson
Dr. Clyde W. Taylor and Frank
B. Gigliotti Presbyterian and
writer of the "religious freedom"
clause of the Italian peace treaty.
McGaughey reported by tele-
phone Tuesday night to the Chron-
icle Publishing Company edited
by Olin Hicks.
Jimmy Wood local evangelist
for the Crescent Hill church of
Christ in Brownfield Texas stat-
ed yesterday that although no de-
velopments have been announced
which assure granting of visas
Select New Members
New members of the Melpom-
enean Players were announced at
Melpom meeting Tuesday Jan-
uary 17. Initiation will be held
In order to gain membership
tho new members have served an
apprenticeship of at least one se-
mester and have done outstanding
work in the field of dramatics.
Those selected for membership
weio Shirley Belcher Helen
Thaxton Dwight Worley Twinkle
Nagy Wanda Moody Wanda
Hail Dorothy Adams Rounctte
Plowman Margaret Lipscomb
Clarice McGlaun Shirley Sandus-
ky Jack Names Mary Fore Gwen
Howard Resigns Position
For Dallas Appointment
and permits to our workers that tion in Congress expressing ap-
hc now has high hopes that the preciation for efforts made on
isSue will be favorable .
Signatures of 85 per cent of
ACC students signed to a petition
were mailed to the Texas delega-
Placement Service Aids
Graduating seniors fear not!
The Teacher Placement Service
will watch over you. Whether you
are graduated with a B.A. B.S.
with a major in English business
history or what-have-you there
For Final Cram
by Nona Foster
"The only method that works
for me is ciamming."
No it's not the beanery under
discussion it's finals.
An astounding number of "es-
studentas" when queried as to
study-methods gave forth with
the above reply.
The almost-deserted SAC lent
mute testimony to the fact that
some students studied. The pre-
dominant number of boys SAC-
upying their time suggested that
girls studied more than boys.
The absence of pingpong play-
ing professors led one to believe
that students weren't the only
ones plagued by bothersome fi-
nals. Woods and Clarence King.
Stafford North is president of
Four Hundred See
"Pot Luck" Tuesday
"Potluck" Was played to an au-
dience of about four hundred in
Sewell Auditorium last Tuesday
Don Finto directed the one-act
play with the assistance of Clarice
McGlaun. Appearing in the com-
edy were Jo Carolyn Wallis Clar-
ence King Dwight Worley
Twinkle Nagy and James Trigg.
Member of the play production
class Don Finto directed the play
as part of the class requirements.
their part last week. The student
Council sponsored circulation of
the petition at a chapel assembly
is a demand for you.
Of course if you have a major
in elementary education there is
an overwhelming demand for you.
Unfler the guidance of Dean
Walter H. Adams the Teacher
Placement Service is ready and
eager to help all students find
Assistance is given students in
securing teaching positions com-
mercial or industrial positions.
positions for summer work and
part-time employment while in
school. The placement office seeks
to place the registrants in posi
tions for which they are qualified
Students graduating at mid
term should register immediately
with the placement service for
employmnet soon after gradua
May graduates should register
early next semester as calls for
teachers start coming in early in
Room For Rent;
Pen Goes Astray
Know anyone who needs a
place to live who's seen a stray
Parker fountain pen or who's
wearing Hope's dog collar?
Mrs. E. C. Tate of 1041 Cedar
Crest has a furnished bedroom for
rent with bath. Her phone mmber
Bob Hunter's blue Parker 51
fountain pen with a gold cap
has strayed. This is the' secondT5:00
time he has replaced it In his
Parker set and he says it will be
worth $5 for it to be returned for
Hope Nanette Tyson's dog has
lost her collar chain. Will the
canine who took it please return
Death of Sister
Calls Girl Home
Carole Jones was called to her
home in Corpus Christl Tuesday
evening because of the death of
her older sister Sammy Mae. Fu-
neral service was expected to be
held Thursday afternoon in Wcs-laco.
Is Not Announced
Dean of Men Morris Howard
will resign the position he has
held at Abilene Christian College
since January of 1047.
Howard will go to Dallas Feb-
ruary 1 as assistant city manager
according to City Manager Char-
les C. Ford of that city. Ford said
ho will rccomnlcnd a salary of
$5000 for Howard.
Howard refused the offer of
budget official in 1048 but said
"It is better all the way around
that I accept their offer now."
Tho question of who will bo
the next Dean of men is suspend-
ing over the heads of the school
officials. Dean Howard said he is
not in the position to say who
will be" his successor and neither
President Don H. Morris or Dean
Walter H. Adams has a statement
to make concerning the appoint-
ment. Howard received his B.A. de-
gree here in 1037 and did gradu-
ate work at the Univresity of
Texas. While a student in Abilene
Tickote for lho ACC-Mc-Murry
clash Saturday night
uio going fast desplto iho ad-
ission prico of SI each for stu-
dents and other adults. An
agreement between tho two
schools was mado to soil thorn
at this prico at both games in
Abilene. Got your ticket bo-
foro tho gamoTat tho Students
Nona Foster Editor
Nona Foster senior from Amar-
lllo was elected editor of tho 1050
Pickwicker at the regular Pick-
wickian club meeting last Mon-
Elected as business manager
was Jack Names sophomore from
Slated to appear sometime in
March the annual magazine of
creative writing will contain se
lected short stories humorous
and lyric poetry and other as
sorted (unclassifiable) literary
Material is taken from original
contributions of members of the
creative writing club.
To Begin Next Friday
Registration for the spring se
mester will be Friday and Satur
lay January 27 and 28.
Students will register according
to the following schedule: Friday.
0:0-12:30 juniors and seniors as
follows: A through G 0:00-10:00;
H through R 10:00-11:00; S
through Z 11:30-12:30.
Friday 1:30-5:00 sophomores
and Part VII Veterans as follows:
A through G 1:30-2:30; H through
R 2:30-3:30; S through Z 3:30-
Saturday 8:00-12:30 Freshmen
as follows: S through Z 8:00-9:00;
M through R 9:00-10:00; E
through L 10:00-11:00; A through
Late arrivals may register Sat
urday from 1-30.4:00.
Students registering are to go AU jq MWF classes
first to Room 108 in the Science A11 8.00 TTg cjasses
BW"8. Students enrolling In AU B;bUj 321 classes .;.. ..
ACC for the first time must se-
cure a permit from the registrar' All 9:00 TTS classes
office and present it for admission ' All 10:30 TTS classes
to the registration room. A11 11-30 TTS classes
The charge for lato registrations Alt Bible 312 classes .
is two dollars the first two days AU s h 2U clnsseg
and four dollars thereafter. No AU A3Q Mwp casses
one may register early. "The ad- AH 1:30 TT rasseg
ministration urges students to j
register on schedule" Maetta All classes not scheduled above
Williams secretary to Dean Ad-
Christian he was yell leader and
picsident of the student body.
A native of Dallas Howard 37
was employed by the city of Dal-
las after his graduation from ACC.
From 1038 until 1044 he was
successively apprentice city man-
ager assistant budget officer as-
sistant personnel director and
acting personnel director. He serv-
ed two years in the Navy as a
lieutenant before leturning to
ACC in 104C.
Dean Howard is married to the
former Doris Minchcw also an
ACC graduate. They have three
children Robert 8 Anne C and
by Bottyo Elrod
The curtain went up for over
1800 spectators in Sewell Audi-
torium last Friday night when
the Nauseating Nine performed
for the largest crowd ever to at-
tend an admission program on the
campus. The senior class sponsor-
ed the "mid-century capers" and
their ticket office and concession
stand turned in an estimated
A plea for the chivalrous men
in the crowd to let the women sit
down was made by Willie Perkins.
The audience was lined around
the wall and in the back of the
Before the program began
Perkins asked that there be "no
rolling in the aisle no jumping
out of the seats and no throwing
of anything." The Nine let go with
their Theme Song and anything
with a melodious harmony was
Members of the Nauseating
Nine introduced were Paul Mof-
fitt Kelly Martin Joe Clayton
Tex Williams Winston Lugar
Phil Boone Freddy Waddell Bill
Scott and Harry Tansil. ( '
The School Quartet Dick
Daughtry Harold Lipford Don
Hall and Don Finto sang two se-
lections. Kelly Martin did a ren-
dition of Al Jolson with "Toot
Toot Tootsie "
Blues singer Jean Caskcy ac-
Freshmen are permitted to reg-
ister for fifteen through eighteen
including physical train-
Upperclassmen wishing to take
mote than seventeen hours or
eighteen including physical train-
ing must petition for the privi-
lege and leave the petition with
the person approving the schedule.
All English 311 classes
All 8:00 MWF classes
All 9:00 MWF classes
All 10:30 MWF classes
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LOOKING TOWARD the future of their respective clubs
are tthese recently elected leaders. Janice Renner leader of
Girls' Training Class; Dayton Keesee Mission Study leader;
and Walter Billingsly leader of Men's Forum are making
plans for their next semester post.
LEADING THE WAY
New Leaders Chosen
For Spring Semester
The three religious organiza-
tions on the campus chose new
leaders last week for the coming
Spring semester. These new lead-
ers are planning for greater in-
terest and continued growth in
their respective groups.
Walter Billingsly a senior from
Wcwoka Okla. was chosen as
leader of the Men's Forum for
companied by the quartet sang
"Stormy Weather" and "Blues
Stay Away From Me" but wasn't
prepared for the encores that were
definitely in demand. Winston
Lugar gave the blues song a pro-
fessional touch with his drum beat
in the background.
Jack Baker with his guitar and
Charles Kelly added some wes-
tern flavor to the show. H. D.
Terry displayed some hidden tal-
ent on the electric guitar and the
audience showed their likfngs for
the "south seas" music. Dub Orr
and Jerry Mullins were general
flunkies for the Nine.
Faculty Men Meet
"A" Club On Court
by Edwin Broadus
Dead Week's not dead around
ACC! Not when the faculty All-
Stars and the A Club five lock
horns on the basketball court.
Last night's roundball riot
might not have been the best
game of the year but it was no
doubt the funniest. (With the ex-
ception of the games where donk-
eys of the four-legged variety are
Rex Kyker midget star Dr.
Schug rookie sensation and many
other ambitious faculty aspirants
went all out trying to win for
their outstanding coach Dean
But it was more than the en-
tertainment it was the spirit be-
hind the affair that really count
ed. Where else would professors
I subject themselves to tho mercy
of their students? Wlieic else
would students run the risk of
"flunking out" just to win a bas
Last niuht's fun-fiacas was an-
othci evidence of the fact that
we don't have any social super-
iors. Eveiyone just stoops down
to the student level and the prob-
lem is all solved. It's a lot more
fun that way.
Wednesday Jan. 25
Wednesday Jan. 25
Wednesday Jan. 25
Wec'nesdny Jan. 25
Last meeting of class on Friday
or Saturday January 20 or 21
the spring semester Walter ex-
pi esses his aims as "creating a
closer feeling of fellowship among
those attending and encouraging
more joint meetings of the Forum
and Girls Training Class. Walter
is a transfer from Freed-Harde-inon
and is a Bible major with a
minor in Greek and English. He
is a member of the Alpha Chi and
"A" club. At the present Walter
is preaching each Sunday in Val-
The leader chosen for Girls'
Tiaining Class was Janice Ren-
ner.. Janice is from Furgeson
Iowa and is a transfer student
from Iowa State Teachers college.
Janice plans to place more em-
phasis on the practical aspects of
teaching God's word such as in
summer Bible schools and sum-
mer camps. She is now a senior
a member of the W club and an
Dayton Keesee a senior from
Lubbock was elected leader of
the Mission Study group. This
class meets each Wednesday ev-
ening at 6 o'clock in Sewell (Audi-
torium for the purpose of encour-
aging missionary activities in dif
ferent parts of the world. Dayton
is mninrinft in 7-4 i i ATf?ri'A-rrff
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m Christian Education. He plans
to propose a project of establish-
ing a booth during the Lecture
Week which will distribute infor-
mation concerning our mission-
To Radio Cinic
The Radio Clinic will apply
soon for membership in the Alpha
Epsilon Rho national radio frater-
nity. In order to gain membership
the clinic must present copies' of
five radio plays plus a transcrip-
tion of an original play by a pres-
ent member of the clinic.
"All those who are in the clinic
by the time requirements are met
will be charter members" Virgil
Lindsey president of the clinic
Alpha Epsilon Rho headquar-
ters aie at Station KUOM at the
University of Minnesota.
Cast Is Complete
For Spring Opera
Bob Hunter has been selected
for the role of Gastone do Letor-
lrcs in the opera "La Traviata"
which is to be piesented by the
Music Department this spring.
The role of Annina has been given
to Irma Fulbright. Sherlio Wel-
ford has been chosen as pianist
fur the opera.
Making his beginning and con-
cluding debut as a conductor
' Dean Morris Howard directed the
College Concert Band in their fi-
ntu numDcr in cnapei last Tues
Dean Howard made the state-
ment several months ago that If
the Band would play "Under the
Double Eaglo" he would direct
Tho program Tuesday also
marked the last appearance of
Grady Carson graduating senior
from Palestine. Grady plays sec-
ond chair solo clarinet.
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