several thrown in from the neighboring states. Some were descendents of old
English families, some of Scotch, some of Irish, some of Welch, some of Scotch-
Irish, some of Scotch-lrish-Welch. Such a variety as never before composed
a college class. Junior year found our ranks somewhat thinned out. In fact
the two preceding years of continuous grinding had left nothing but the Dure
grain, the chaff had been thrown aside. Such, however, was not without its
results. Prof. Weber had fled to the cane breaks of Louisiana rather than tackle
us again, and Prof. Brown to the University of Chicago to have the translation
to the Anabasis revised.
It might be asked that we produce reasons for our greatness. We produce
them. Actual facts show shat we have been sifted down to about 50 members.
Of these there are ten prospective lawyers, six ministers, five doctors,five teachers,
three civil engineers, one architect, one illustrator, one journalist, one banker
and one foreign missionary. Such a variety itself tends toward greatness, for
it creates life and life is greatness. Moreover, we boast the youngest class in
college, having an average age of eighteen years.
In athletics the Junior class has always taken a leading part. Each year
we have ably championed the winning teams in both baseball and football.
Our men always get some of the most prominent places on the all-Emory team.
What class can produce better football men than Roberts, Lambert. Hill, Reeves
and Heath, all of whom have distinguished themselves in these parts. We havealso
ranked among the first in baseball, backed by such men as Beckwith, Roberts,
Ed Green, Hill and Parham. Our men haveeasily taken the relay pennant every
year since entering college, in the annual track meets we have always furnished
a fair portion of Emory's representatives, in such men as Lambert, Brinkley
Joe Bryan and Ward. In connection with our athletic achievements we take
pleasure in mentioning the name of our efficient coach, Prof. Hanner, who has
taken great pains in developing the athletic spirits of our class.
And last but not least, we are constrained to mention our worthy class-room
workers. Who, more fortunate than Ponce de Leon, seemed to have found the
fountain of eternal youth—knowledge—and have plunged deep beneath its limpid
waters. Tom Rivers, whom all the Jonesboro girls so dearly love, has made a
good record, leading his class with an average of more than 98. An ardent sup¬
porter of the standard oil company, and well versed in that indefinable art of
boot-licking, he has already secured a sure mortgage on the summa cum laude.
But closely following Tom comes Hinton, Brinkley, Wilson, Sam Buxton and
Walter Bryan, who has already qualified for the Cecil Rhodes scholarship. Of
course, space forbids mentioning all of those worthy of mention. But all the
way from Saltzburger Morgan and dancing Holbrooks down to Okefenoke Bunn
we believe we have a class of strong, true, brave men.
JACKSON N. TOWNSEND, Historian.