History of the Junior Class
In looking back over the history of the Junior Class we find not a few achieve¬
ments of which the class may be pardonably proud. We are proud, however, of the
good comradeship which has ever existed among the members of our class. True
friends we have undoubtedly been, and true friends we will continue to be, when
the Class of 1912 shall be only a memory, when we shall be striving to uphold
the high standard of Emory in the various fields in which our lives will be spent.
So far as honors go we have taken full share in every branch of college activity.
Perhaps it is on the athletic field, however, that greatest success has been ours.
Three pennants have already fallen to our lot, trophies to our athletic skill and
prowess. We started off by winning the field day pennant by a bare margin
from the Class of 1910. Then, last fall, we won the relay race from the Sophomores.
Our latest feat has been the winning of the basketball championship, with a record
which surpasses all former records, both for the number of points scored and the few
points scored by our opponents. To cap the climax, four out of the five regulars on
the All-Elmory- Basketball Team were Juniors. We also came very near to win¬
ning the football pennant in 1909, thanks largely to our much loved coach, Dr.
Peppier. Then, too, Jap Towson is the tennis champion of the school. All these
triumphs go to show how well we stand in athletics and, with such athletes as
Parks Johnson, Parham and Turner Rockwell to lead us, our colors will certainly
never droop, but rather will be borne victoriously to other triumphs.
In scholarship we stand equally well. Great minds and strong, athletic
bodies should always be found together and, with us, such is the case. Bry^an,
Alelson, Towson, Lee and many others are making enviable records in all of their
studies. The class is confidently expecting to have more honor graduates than
any class of late years.
In literary work we are well represented, having had several men on each of
the term debates this year. Besides that, Pittman reflected much credit on the
class when he helped so materially in quenching Emory and Henry's debating
ardor at the late Intercollegiate Debate.
All in all, our class is a well-rounded group of college men, and stands well
with the F'aculty, with the possible exception of one "Apostle to the Subs,"
who, it seems, did not admire our taste in preparing an abundance of NH3 for the
delicate nostrils of the Seniors at the 'possum banquet. Right here it might be
stated that, when these self-same Seniors audaciously tried to parade the campus
with said 'possum, we "rose up and smote them" right merrily, result being that
the Seniors lost a 'possum and gained vastly in experience.
Some of us are athletes, others students, orators or sports, as the case may¬
be, but each and every one considers himself first and most important as a member
of the dear old "Class of 1912," a defender of her honor and a partaker in her
Spessard L. Holland, Historian.