History of the Sub-Freshman Class
On September 20, 1911, a certain number of urchins assembled at chapel aspiring
for seats in "dear old Emory."
We were very much frightened at the continuous "hollering" of "New Boy,"
but we were still more frightened, when, after having been seated, we heard the stern
and commanding voice saying, "Gentlemen, please come to order." We afterwards
learned that the voice belonged to the King.
The relay race came off in due time. Although the Freshman Class won the race,
their last and winning mile was nobly run by a member of our class.
After the race came the " scrap." We were told that we had to take a hand in this.
All the subs were very much afraid and declared it was no place for them. After talking
the matter over carefully we decided that we would not be called by the disgraceful
name of "Cold Feet."
Football season followed soon after the relay race. The subs took no part in this
kind of amusement. All decided that it was the roughest game in existence and one was
liable to be killed at any moment.
After the holidays we were re-enforced by a few more urchins who came to apply
for admission to the Sub Class.
Soon after we returned we were told that the Fall Term Examinations were near at
hand. This, of course, was not welcome. But we got down to real hard studying and
passed off all fall term work and received our reports, containing altitudinous designa¬
We got out one of the best and greatest basketball teams gotten out by the Subs in
many a year. Our first and only victory was won over the Sophomores. We could
have mopped up with all the other classes, but it has been the custom for the Subs to be
at the bottom of the ladder. Accordingly, we advised our team to keep up this prece¬
dent. But the Sophs were so stricken with "pusillanimousncss" that we could not help
taking one game from them.
Although we have kept up our record in athletics, we have not by any means,
neglected our studies.
Sometimes, however, "Nag" finds one of us asleep in the class and proceeds to bom¬
bard us with "goose eggs."
"Newliwed's" main diversion is finding out whether we would rather behave or have
our deportment cut.
"Dug" has the reputation of being on time at all classes, and detaining us till after
the clock has struck.
Our history is not very long, but our college career thus far has been very sweet
But by the year 1916 we expect to have a history that will be a model for many
years to come.
N. K. Sparkman, Historian.