SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY.
Birmingham, Ala.. July 2nd, 1920.
I'TKK nine years of successful practice during which period I found
il necessary lo add to my forces the able services of Dr. •). W. Zim¬
merman, I fell safe in leaving all in his care, and taking a long
needed rest. During my vacation, 1 expected In attend the National
Dental Association in company with Dr. S. W. Foster, who invited me to
come by Atlanta and spend a few days with him before we left for Denver,
Colo. 1 found him the same kind friend of long ago. and il was with keen
satisfaction that I learned from him of (he success of a number of the ('lass
of 1911. Glancing over the lecture card, I noticed that a number of the
Faculty of ihe S. D. 0. were my old class-mates. The chair of prosthetic
dentistry was filled by Dr. F. W. Carruth. who has invented a plate which
forces a man to practice Fletcherism. Dr. Foster said that Carruth attributed
his success to the number of plates he made while in College. The Southern
has grown mightily, until il is now one of the largest and most successful
colleges of dental surgery in the United States. Other members of the
Faculty are Dr. S. L. Smith, professor of physiology, and Dr. R. B. Henry,
chief demonstrator of operative dentistry. Dr. Foster told me that his auto¬
mobile business had grown to such an etxent that he had tendered his
resignation as Dean of the College. He 'phoned for his machine to take me
for a ride over the City, mid while we were waiting, we stepped down to the
corner to have a coca-cola. Who should I find as soda jerker but my old
class-mate, Homer Webb! We were enjoying a pleasant talk over old times
when the auto arrived, and when we went out sonic one said. "Why hello.
Dominick.'' 1 looked to see who it was. anil found that my old friend L. W.
Busbee, was Dr. Foster's chaffeur. Busbee said that joy-rides were more in
his line than filling teeth.
While riding down one of the street- of Atlanta I noticed tin- sign—
"Max Springer, Dealer in Second Hand Furniture—Dentistry a Side Line."
During our ride Dr. Foster told me that Drs. Dart and Conway were running
an up-to-date dental parlor in Jacksonville, Fla., and seemed to be prospering.
We left Atlanta for Denver July 5th, and as it was night we retired to
our berths at an early hour, and I wa- soon dreaming of the beautiful city of
Denver. About mid-night I was aroused by screams and groans that seemed
to have conic from the jungles of Africa. Others as well as myself were soon
searching the car for the disgruntled parent who was easily located by Ihe
continuous bawling of ihe kids, and much lo my surprise, 1 found Dr. R. E. L.
Tolbert in the rear end of the car perched upon Ihe Boor with two kids in
hi- arms, both with well-formed oral cavities and large chest capacities. From
the expression on bis face. 1 judged thai he was having line success with his
kindergarten work. After all efforts had seemed lo fail, the conductor
informed me that a gentleman in the next car wa- selling "Baby-I'aetfvers"
and would tell him to conic to our rescue. He soon arrived, and whom should
it be but Dr. W. P. Wii.-uni lie said that it was one of his own inventions,
and was never known to fail. Thanks In his opnortune services the remainder
of our journey was very pleasant, and we arrived in Denver in the best of
spirits. We proceeded al once to the Brown Palace Hotel where the Asso¬
ciation was in session.