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PASSING Sh School opened with a bang and the studes received enough advice to last through a couple of college careers. The freshmen listened and were rev- erently awed. Sophs stifled yawns, and Juniors slept peacefully on. The Seniors were five paragraphs ahead of the speaker by the time his speech was ended. Next came that wild period of coke buying and nickel spending known as rush season. Rushees stared in open-mouthed wonder. . . . Oh I ' Tivas heaven to be treated thus by upper-classmen. After pledge day, however, said rushees discovered that war had been declared. Sherman was right. There were some happy faces and some sour ones among the members of the various Greek organizations after pledge day. After all it is most em- barrassing for some other club to turn up with a couple of your " cinch " pledges. Oh me] The worst is yet to come. We refer, of course, to the battle of the pledges. Who pledged who, how, and why? It seems that some gentlemen of the South accused the farmer boys of Wilkinson Street of unfair methods in pledging. The Rutherford Street boys then entered the battle on the side of the Southern gentlemen. This arrangement was due to the inability of one of the Rutherford boys to see further than the end of his nose, and as a result he was a mere tool of the Southern gentlemen. The other Greek organization, sometimes called the Association of Aged Editors, was a strictly neutral observer of proceedings. It turned out to be a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Everyone was found guilty except the editors. Someone remarked that the editors were innocent or powerful slick. About this time the favorite indoor sport of Centenary began. Elections. The first election was a strictly private affair held by the band. As a matter of fact, it turned out to be a war of the fraternities. The gentlemen of the South were arrayed against the other three Greek organizations, and, as might be expected, the gentlemen of the South lost. It is strongly hinted that ilie winners of this election wish that they had not worked quite so hard. Following this there was another election. HOMECOMING QUEEN was the high-sounding title at stake. Politics worked out about as expected. Finally the great day of the Queen ' s reign arrived, much to the disgust of the losing gals organizations. Queenie did herself proud in being kissed by an ex-president. House, house, who ' s got a house? The gals organizations decided to stage their own private war since the frats had had one. A famous builder of country edifices happened to be passing through the city at the time so he was hired to design the Home for Aged D. B. S. ' s. Said house was finally com- pleted. Such a beautiful brown color I Then the organization made famous by their kidnap tactics retaliated by hiring the same designer to build their house. Since the completion of this house there has been a continual argu- ment as to which is the biggest and best. We are strictly neutral. We choose that beautiful structure reposing on our campus, and known as the commerce building. We have heard about " when we build OUR house " from the other gals organizations, but as yet we see no signs. Guess they are waiting on the architect employed by the other gals clubs. Then came joyous days of merrymaking. Christmas holidays. One of the best was the farmer from Wilkinson, who made a tuxedo disappear com- pletely. Some magician I Some fun ! And there was one of the Rutherford Street boys looking like he had swiped poppa ' s tux and it just sorta fit in spots. A gentleman of the South applied the best description. It seems that this gentleman stated that the boy from Rutherford Street looked like a new Ford with both doors open. Personally, we always think oi huge loving cups. During the holidays all of the boys took to riding in Black Maria in the wee, small hours. Some more fun! On New Year ' s Day there was quite a gathering of the student body in Dallas for the football game with Arkansas. The game ended in a tie and both teams seemed to be glad of it, but there were other events to enliven the trip. Yeah! We sneer at band members who make blind dates, and then
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