History of the Senior Class.
WHO cares whether folks say you are the best class or whether you are a
set of fickle, foolish freaks. Who cares for public opinion, when the bare
facts stand out as proof of deeds of valor. It makes no difference what
folks say when the foot-prints of noble men are stamped with a clear impress
on the sands of time.
Such foot-prints has the glorious class of 1908 left in its march from Subdom.
Since its organization the deeds of its real men have been recorded—deeds that
need to be commended, deeds that need to be condemned; some that need
to be laughed at, those that need to be taken seriously. But whatever be
the case, our acts are committed, our history is written and we look back over
the past, not with a feeling of regret, but with a certain degree of satisfaction.
We think of the pleasures we have experienced and the sorrows we have had;
of the games we have lost, of those we have won; of the acts we have committed
and the pranks we have played. We see our path strewn with Coca-Cola bottles
and cigarette "stumps" and lastly we observe "Madam's" tank all smeared with
the red and black. Oh, thenaughty deeds of underclassmen days! But nobler acts
than these are recorded. How many times has the midnight oil been burned
in an effort to observe like "Madam!" How frequently have we stood for three-
fourths of an hour and endured the vibration of "Pug's tongue of parchment!
How often has "Pep" struck an "adorable passage" and his majesty, the King,
related the story of the "soft-flowing Ocmulgee"—and we have had to endure
it! We have forced a laugh at the jokes of "Oedipus" and "Fox." We have
listened to "Ceph" on Sunday make his announcements "concerning the ladies
■of the church." "Ferd" has "cut" and smoked while Hanner has propped up
his feet—they have had their influence. "7eke" has sung in chapel and we
have groaned; while "Sub" has covered his face and we have rejoiced. Oh, the
innumerable experiences through which we have passed!
But turning aside from all that is frivilous to investigate the real merits of
the class of '08 and the accomplishments they have achieved, we find good
marks in abundance. From the beginning, our class-room work has not suf¬
fered, but we have made no attempt to dazzle those about us with brilli.incy.
Our mental development has been forward and today we feel stronger than
ever before and realize more fully the good that is derived from a college educa¬
tion. Neither have we been lacking in athletics, but all along have held ourown
and finished the last football season victoriously. But our grandest fame rests
in the fact that some of our men have stood out among their fellows as moral
leaders and men of character, despite the difficulty of leading such a life. Some
have been examples of that true manhood which people admire and have stood
for all that is commendable and worthy of praise.
We have nothing to regret and as we stand upon the eve of graduation, we
are proud to be numbered among that body of men known as the class of 1908.
ROBT. M. ARNOLD, Historian.