History of Senior Class
Our history is a coat of many colors—a tale of achievements many and varied,
with here and there a failure tucked away in some inconspicuous place—on the inside
lining, we hope, out of sight. But the garment will bear close inspection, through and
through. There is not a failure that we are ashamed of, not an achievement but that
we feel it is ours by rights—fairly and honorably won—something to be proud of. And
the fabric, strongly woven as the ties of friendship born of our years of association, bids
fair to resist the wear of coming decades. In our minds, at least, the remembrance of
our class life at Emory will abide as an everlasting source of pleasure or inspiration And
a certain sadness, too, must be attached to these memories, springing from the realiza¬
tion that such times can never again be—that our college days are, in truth, over—never
again to exist save in our dreams.
Way back in balmy days of the institution (when, we will not attempt to compute
but it was three royal haircuts ago), Mr. Lambert and P. T. Hinson enrolled them¬
selves on the matriculation book as candidates for the A.B. degree. From this small
beginning our class has grown—at one time numbering eighty-five men—but finally
working down to our present number, thirty-five. Through relay scraps and Trig.
exams, and 'possum frays and midnight trips to "Co" we have passed till, finally,
battle-scarred and war-worn, we stand trying to borrow ten dollars with which to pur¬
chase a diploma.
In scholarship, in athletics, in Literary work, in all branches of college activity,
we have had men who bore the banner of 1912 at the front. One "summa" and two
"magnas," on Commencement day, will demonstrate what our class has done along
scholastic lines. It is with pardonable pride that we point to the fact that, last fall
term, three members of our class made the three highest averages that were made in
In athletics, we have been fortunate enough to capture every pennant except in
baseball. In 1910 we won the relay and track pennants—in 1911 the basketball and
football championships fell to our lot. In both 1911 and 1912 four of our basketball
players were picked on the All-Emory team. In 1911 seven of our football team received
this honor. Besides winning these pennants, we have at different times been second in
relay, football, basketball, and track.
In Literary work we have many and good debaters, strong writers, forceful speakers