History of the Freshman Class
The most oppressed of mankind—such is the Freshman supposed to be. In this
the Class of 1915 has proved no exception to the rule. But our course has not been
altogether one of trial, for although downtrodden and the butt of many a joke, yet we
feel that jealousy has been the cause of it all and that our importance has demanded the
attention showered upon us.
On the athletic field we have won many honors. Within one month of our arrival,
although the hayseed still clung caressingly to our golden locks, we won the relay race;
our good friends the Sophs, finishing about dark if at all. That night in the scrap,
prompted by thoughtful love, we adorned their countenances with the variegated colors
of the rainbow, and by smearing their facial physiognomies with axle grease left a good
taste in their mouths. In football we took both games from the haughty Sophs, thereby
breaking all college records in winning the first game played in our Freshman year. In
basketball we finished well up in the race. And we hear from the fans that Coach Stipe
is hoping to turn out a winning combination of ball tossers.
Just here let us say despite the fact that some of the more law-abiding students of
the other classes may rage and rend their garments because we celebrated our relay
victory, and though certain folk may threaten us with excommunication and empty
their vials of wrath on our devoted heads, because we painted the town orange and black,
still as long as we are able to outrun any other relay team and our football team can
beat the Sophs, it is our intention to celebrate these hard-earned victories and give vent
to our feelings in a harmless and innocent way. Our record in the classroom—and that
is what we are here for—is of a quality that has rarely been equalled and never excelled.
But truth compels us to say that we have a few who are not such flaming lights. For
example, it was a Freshman who asked Professor Stipe who wrote Franklin's Auto¬
biography. In our "Sub" year we supplied two or three men to the Freshman football
team besides giving one who made his E in basketball. Our class is the handsomest here
this year, and this coupled with the fact that we are exceptionally free from that obnox¬
ious quality called "rowdyism," causes us to be much sought after by Oxford and Midway
May the sails of the good ship '15 ever be outspread, catching the breezes that drive
us on to a higher education, and when the voyage is over, let us hope we may be able
to look back on a course as prosperous, as happy and as good as was the first year of our
Lambert R. Towson, Historian.