The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 21, Ed. 1, Friday, March 17, 1950 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE ABILENE TEXAS MARCH 17 1950
Meeting to Begin
The annual spring meeting will
bo conducted by Frank Pack of
the ACC Bible Department at the
College church of Christ next
week March 22 through March 20.
Two services will be held dally.
Morning services will begin at
9:30 o'clock with Brother Bill
Davis directing the singing.
Evening services will begin at
7:30 o'clock. The song leader for
the evening services has not yet
All classes of the college will
meet on forty-five minute sche-
dules during the meeting.
Pack was born in-Momphis Ten-
nessee and graduated from high
Band to Sponsor
James Ncilson director of musi-
cal organizations at Oklahoma
City University will be featured
at the annual Instrumental Music
Workshop April 3 sponsored by
the Abilene Christian College
The workshop is designed as a
service to the high school bands
Press Club to Host
ACC will be host to a Press
Club meeting Monday evening at
7:30 in McKinzie Parlor.
The staff members of the school
papers of Hardin-Simmons Mc-
Murry and ACC will join in fun
and laughter with ACC's dean of
men John Stevens as the speaker.
This is the first year for such
a meeting to be held on ACC
campus. McMurry has a similar
meetings each year.
The purpose of such a meeting
is to promote understanding and
good relations between the three
Entertainment will be furnished
by the ACC quartet. There will
also be refreshments.
FROM HOG CALLING TO ROLL CALLING
Arkansas Farm Girl
Turns Texas Teacher
by Nona Eostor
.Hailing from an Arkansas farm
Metta Dean Smith in her second
year of work at ACC says "But
I llko it here!" when asked if she
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He first attended David Lips-'
comb College but got his B.A.
degree at University of Chatta-
nooga. He received his Masters
degree at Vanderbilt University
and his Ph.D. at the University of
Pack was a member of Phi Chi
Phi a religious society Phi Kap-
pa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa scho-
He began preaching at the St.
Elmo church in Chattanooga Ten-
nessee in 1930.
Pack later spent four years
preaching at the Grace Avenue
church in Nashville during which
time he taught Bible and sociology
in Region II. Each band will be
invited to play before Ncilson for
criticism after which he will work
with the band personally for cor-
rections. Ncilson is a famed adjudicator
clinician composer and arranger.
He will work with visiting bands
and will give approximately two
lectures for the benefit of band
directors and college students on
instrumental music as a major
Mr. Dale Schoonovcr of Hardin-
Simmons University will work
with French horn players in a
Former band director Burgess
Brown of the Melody Shop in
Abilene will work with clarinets.
Some films will be shown on mus-
ic activity and related subjects.
ACC student show twirlcr Har-
vie Prultt junior student from
Lubbock will work two sessions
with drum majors and twirlers.
Neilson is chairman of the
Southwestern Division of the Col-
lege Band Directors' National As-
sociation and is Southwest divi-
sional chairman of the Music Ed-
ucators' Association. He is a mem-
ber of the National Committee on
Contemporary Music and is the
former first trumpet player of the
Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra.
misses trees mountains and other
standard equipment in Arkansas
"Pinky" from her Harding Col-
lege days moves like pink llght-
at David Lipscomb College.
He then went into double duty
again this time in California by
preaching at the Burbank church
of Christ and being a member of
the staff at George Pepperdine.
While in California he met his
wife who was then Delia Carl-
ton an elementary school teacher
at San Moreno California. They
were married in June of 1947.
Pack spends his summers hold-
ing meetings. He is scheduled to
wk. m Hi
hold a meeting at Yoscmitc Na-
tional Park this summer.
When asked about his plans for
the future Pack said "Well I'm
here now and I guess I'll stay as
long as they want me."
Campus Radio Station
Planned For Students
by Wondoll Stophonson
"Good evening guys and gals
this is station' KACC bringing you
another session of campus chat-
ter and some mighty fine music
for your afternoon listening pleas-
ure." Maybe you didn't know that we
broadcast here on the campus.
ning in the women's Physical Ed
ucation Department at ACC. And
that department isn't all she
moves. Extra-curricular activities
include Red Cross sponsorship
sponsor of Disaster Campaign
sponsor of recreation at Abilene
State Hospital Skating Club spon-
sor Kitten Club sponsor Razor-
back Club sponsor und co-sponsor
of the neophyte Bowling Club.
(Meet Miss Sponsor of the year!)
Last year Miss Smith held the
position of assistant hostess of Mc
Kinzie Hall in addition to her
duties as women's athlete direc-
tor Fourth cheeild of a "passel"
of ten children. Pinky had five
brothers before she had a sister.
Begins March 31
Preliminaries of the Cox extem-
poraneous speaking contest will
be held Friday March 31. Finals
will be Monday April 3.
The contest is sponsored by
James F. Cox of the Bible Depart-
ment in honor of his parents. First
prize is given by Cox. Prizes are
also awarded for second and third
Last year'Harvle Pruitt speech
major won the contest.
Cat Eleven to Play
Ten Football Games
During Next Season
Four '49 Champs
Listed on Cat's
Abilene Christian College's 1950
football team will play 10 games
meeting champions of four con-
ferences announced Coach Tonto
Coleman last week.
The '49 champs Include Sul Ross
State New Mexico Conference;
McMurry Texas Conference; Mid-
western University Gulf Coast
Conference; and East Texas State
Lone Star Conference.
Four ACC games will be played
at home and two on neutral fields
in West Texas. Three of five Tex-
as Conference games will be play-
ed in Abilene.
All games will be played at
night with the exception of the
annual Homecoming affair on
Thanksgiving Day with Howard
Payne in Abilene.
Sept. 16 Eastern New Mexico
Sept. 23 Sul Ross State at Mid-
land. Sept. 29 University of Chatta-
nooga at Chattanooga Tenn.
Oct. 7 Southwestern Univer-
sity at Georgetown.
Oct. 14 East Texas State at
Oct. 21 McMurry College at
Oct. 28 Midwestern University
at Wichita Falls.
Nov. 4 Texas College of Arts
& Industries at Abilene.
Nov. 11 Austin College at
Nov. 23 Howard Payne Col-
lege at Abilene (Homecoming).
Texas Conference game.
Well we do. And we have been
doing it a long time too.
The only thing is we don't have
a private broadcasting station yet.
The five programs now sponsored
by ACC are broadcast through
our local stations KRBC and
KWKC. But plans arc now being
perfected to put into operation a
station here on the campus that
will serve the whole school.
The radio division of the Speech
Department directed by Lowell
Perry tells of a "wired wireless"
that will permit us to have a sta-
tion operated by the talent in our
speech department. In all proba-
bility according to Dr. Barton of
the speech department the sys-
tem will be in operation by the
beginning of next fall.
The broadcast will be trans-
mitted over the light wires on the
campus and can be picked up by
any radio within a radius of 50
feet of the wires. The programs
will be prepared and presented
by radio students in the studios
in Sewell Auditorium.
The five programs now being
conducted by ACC are presented
over the local stations. "Moments
Musical" a 30-minute program
of all types of music is presented
as a public service over KWKC
on Tuesday 3:00 p.m.
"Religious Journal" and "His-
tory in News" are alternating pro-
grams conducted by Dean Stevens
I and Paul Southern on Tuesday
night 7:00 p.m. over KRBC. The
I "Religious Journal" is a review of
current religious news of the
world while "History in the
News" concerns news items in the
.light of history.
I "The West Texan's View Point"
Wednesdoy at 4:15 p.m. Is con-
ducted by the radio speech class
ilt interviews authorities on prob-
'loms of current interest affecting
"The Voice of Agriculture" by
I the Agriqulture Department Fat-
lurdav at 7:00 am. over KWKC
concerns facts and farm news.
ACC doesn't offer a major in
radio but should soon depending
on the interest displayed by stu
Symphony to Play
In Sewell Tuesday
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
under the direction of Walter
Hcndl will present concerts in
Sewell Auditorium next Tuesday
afternoon and evening.
The first concert will be a Youth
Concert in Sewell Auditorium at
2:00 Tuesday afternoon. This is
the third of the young people's
concerts to be sponsored by the
college. This year for the first
time there will be a few scats a-
vailable for college students. The
price for grade school and high
school students will be sixty cents.
The college students will be ad-
mitted for $1.20.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra
has eighty-seven members half
dents. Fifteen hours are available
toward a major; therefore only a
few more would have to be added.
A broadcasting station for the
campus is greatly favored by the
students and the Radio Division
would appreciate any suggestions
for the benefit of the students as
to how the network and programs
should be set up.
SAN ANTONIAN REIGNS
Addie Rheiner Chosen
Art Model of the Year
Addie Rhclncr freshman stu-
dent from San Antonio has been
selected Art Club Model of the
Announcement of the selection
was made at the Art Club Ban-
quet in the Hotel Drake Ballroom
Other finalists for Model of the
Year were Carole Jones Corpus
Chrlstl; Teady Deere Lcvclland;
Gerry Claborn Kilgore; Mary Lou
Fry Houston; and Betty Bell Dal-
las. The banquet was set in a South
American carnival theme. Challo
Salas played his guitar and sang
some songs. Rueben Chavez in-
Hosts Field Day
A regional field day sponsored
by the college Agriculture Depart-
ment and featuring poultry dairy
cattle sheep and livestock judg
ing contests will be held April 3.
A relatively new division in re-
cent years grass identification
contests will also be on the pro-
gram. Over COO 4-H.and FFA members
from approximately 40 counties
are expected to dot the campus
for the occasion.
of whom come from cast Texas.
Though there is an impressive
"Founded In 1001" at the top of
its programs the present orchestra
is really only five years old.
Walter Hcndl became conductor
of the orchestra this year.
At the age of 32 Hcndl is the
youngest conductor of a major
U. S. symphony orchestra.
Hcndl first started waving his
hands in front of an orchestra in
1030 when he won a Curtis In-
stitute conducting fellowship with
Fritz Reiner. In 1044 he was dis-
charged from two years of army
service. In the next year ho wrote
the music for a successful Broad
The Texas Conference of Col-
lege Teachers of English will meet
Saturday March 18 at the Wootcn
Its purpose will be to discuss
problems in the teaching of Eng-
lish. The president of this organizat-
ion is W. B. Gates of Texas Tech.
Registration will take place
from 8:15 until 0:15 a.m. at Hotel
The first session will begin at
9:15 and last until 11:00 o'clock.
The theme for this session will be
"Problems in the Teaching of
The second session will be a
business meeting lasting from
11:30 until 12:00 o'clock.
A luncheon will be given in
Windsor Hotel from 12:30 until
2:00 p.m. Dean Roger P. McCut-
cheon of Tulane University will
give the address. His subject will
be "The English Professor and His
The third session from 2:00 un-
til 4:00 p.m. will be held in the
ballroom of the Wootcn Hotel. Its
theme will be "Problems in the
Teaching of Literature."
The local planning committee
consists of Julia Luker from Mc-
Murry College Clifton Malone
troduccd him and anounced his
J. W. Treat was the speaker for
the evening. His subject was
way show "Dark of the Moon"
and went to work as assistant
conductor of the New York Phil-
harmonic - Symphony. Impressed
by his work in New York the
trustees of the Dallas orchestra
invited him to conduct the Dallas
The evening concert is sponsor-
ed by Civic Music Association.
The concert is the Association's
last for this year.
Any student who docs not have
a Civic Music season ticket may
attend by buying a season ticket
for next year now. Tickets may
be bought in President Morris'
office or from Leonard Burford of
the Music Department.
from Hardin-Simmons University
and Jewell Watson head of the
English Department of ACC.
This is the first time Abilene
has been host for this organiza-
tion and "we consider it quite an
honor to have them meet with
us" said E. D. Shelton of the ACC
Debaters to Attend
debate teams will represent the
college at the Southern Associa-
tion Speech Tournament in Bir-
mingham Alabama April 3-7.
The teams are Bill Carmack
and Lewis Hale senior men; and
Edwin Broadus and Dean Freetly
They will debate the proposi-
tion "Resolved: That the basic
American concept of the philoso-
phy of states' rights is outmoded."
Fred Barton head of the
ACC Speech Department will
accompany the debaters. Barton
will also attend the Southern As-
sociation Speech Convention in
Highlight of the evening was
the presentation of the Artist
Model of the Year.
About fifty Art Club members
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