Freshman Class History
TEUE it is that everything that hath life has a history. Certainly then, the
Freshman Class has a record of events worthy to be inscribed upon the pages
of history, for it has proved that it is not only a live class, but a working
class. We, the Class of 1921, assembled in the Atlanta-Southern Dental College
on October 10, 1918, with proud expectant hearts, yet with some foreboding and
misgivings. It was here that we awoke to the realization that we have started out
on our future life's work, duties and responsibilities.
In spite of our short stay in College, the appeal made by our esteemed pro¬
fession for our early awakening to the colossal possibilities that our profession
hands out to us, has not been made altogether in vain.
In fact many of our most precious classmates have already looked into the
future as far as human eyes can see, and have seen the glory of the world and all
the wonders that will be. They are daily contriving to fit themselves under some
distinctive service in our chosen field that will not only be a benefit to man, but
will necessarily because of the fact, contribute to the future honor of the institu¬
tion. We already have formulated the hope that some member of our body may
distinguish himself and cause our fellow citizens to rise up and call our institu¬
tion blessed, by a distinct contribution in research and practice.
True to that old axiom, "In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to
thoughts of love, etc.." two of our members succumbed to that irresistible duo,
the "wiles of cupid," plus the wonderful moonlight of early Spring; and on
March 24th, Miss Kate LeNoir, a charming member of our class, became the bride
of Mr. R. D. Ackerman. This came as a pleasant surprise to us all, the above be¬
ing two of our most popular members. We wish them much success and happi¬
ness for the many years to come.
As we close our first year of College, let us determine that the coming year
shall be even more successful. While the greater part of our history remains to be
made, let us remember that we have entered the Atlanta-Southern with a high
and noble purpose, and that only by concentrated effort and consistency to purpose
can we attain our ideals and develop into the noblest and best type of the race,
so as to render the best services to our country and fellowmen.
L. T. Daniel, Historian.