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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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OW OF 1934 run out because they do not like the dates. We have also been wondering about tne expression " Dallas twelves. " With the holidays over everyone settled joyfoully (?) down to work (??)i and comparing experiences during the holidays. Was 1 ? Was he handsome r And did my ma give me ? " lou will please meet wan die raculty committee to discuss disbanding iraternities ana sororities at Centenary. " 1 ep ! Those were the exact words on tne notices received by the Creeks. Arter much discussion, the Greeks decided that there would be no more dances given by organizations ot Cen- tenary, line ideals, my friends, hue ideals. i lungs were going along too peaceiully, so ye editor of ye Conglomerate annouunced a popularity contest. Ui course everything was tair and square in this contest. l here was no such thing as stufnng the ballot box, and vote buying, or combines, which things are seen in other schools. (_)1 course the indepe ndents never thought or soliciting votes at the polls. 1 he gal who was doing tne soliciting got her own vote and those of the other members of the independent ticket, x he Creek organizations reaped a nice crop ot " favor- ites " trom the dimes they sowed, as usual. Contest, contest, who will win the contest? Yep, another chance to politic. The ancient and honorable custom ot electing a May Queen next held the attention ot the student body. What we cannot understand is how five people can cast eight votes? It must be all right, because we know of two cases where the practice was freely admitted, and at least ten more not admitted. Whoops! More contests. This time it is for Voncopin Sponsor. There were only four candidates, but this number was soon cut to three. Our most sacred bunch of garlic to the gal who quit early in the race because of cold feet. Anyhow, this was one contest where winning or losing depended entirely on the ability of the candidate. Women in the boys dormitory ! At least that was the report given the president by one of the boys in the dorm. Lots of smoke, but no fire located. It turned out to be the bride in the womanless wedding presented by the freshmen at stunt night. Grunts, squeaks, and yells began to pour forth daily from the chapel. What is it? Just the band practicing for their tour. There seems to have been some rare occurrences on these trips, since those students who made them spoke such a strange language on their return. We present herewith a few samples. Why be quiet when you can holler whoopee! Zip! Burp! Pass the chicken. Don ' t care if I do. Who took that last ? Roach your mane, Nellie. If I had 90,000 votes, I ' d give them all to him. But enough of this. Should we allow our students to go on tours and have their minds affected in such manner? Just about this time we began to have a little warmer weather,, and the leaves and grass began to turn green. Ah! In spring a young man ' s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of what the gals have been thinking about all winter. Many a romance sprouted on our campus this spring, but we are afraid there is going to be an early frost for some of them from all indica- tions. Perhaps the most important happening at this time was one of our frats going high-hat. After due conference with the faculty, the boys from Ruther- ford have decided not to initiate any new members until January, 1935. Some snobs, eh, Rollo? Of course there is spring football. The boys are out there fighting for the love of deah old alma mammy, or Agnes, or Mary, or some other gal. Some of the boys evidently did not have the re- quired stuff, as the well-known suitcase parade has started. Well, so long until next year. Stuff your keyholes with cotton. Be sure you are alone before you say what you are thinking. Carefully turn all lights out before doing anything rash. The Donkeypin will get you if you don ' t watch out ! rW V . I, ' J „- vc ■0
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