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r Historic Bell ( zntznaxij Tradition is the cherished memory of the past made to live and be honored in the present. Traditions, like dreams, are beautiful things; they represent ideals to guide and inspire us. Centenary is rich in tradition; the traditions of the languid Old South. In these pages we have depicted certain persons and scenes that are intimately connected with Centenary. From the Old College at Jackson, who sent her sons off to fight under the great Lee, came the Columns, the Bell, and the Corner Stone. With them came the noble visions of that fine old place. The rusty aged bell upon its honeysuckled tower, pealed the students to classes before the voice of electricity spoke. Now, bronzed from age, it stands a cherished reminder of the Past. Its voice is muted, yet eloquent with tales of that which has been. Inscribed with historical letters and worn by time and weather, the Corner Stone rests on the campus of a New Centenary, wrapped in its halo of wisdom. It hears the laughter and worries of a new generation and seems to smile in remin- iscence of another generation, which discussed its troubles and joys around it. " Founded 1825 ' " stands engraved upon it, in honor-demanding proof of veneration. From the Foundation of Alma Mater S. L. Riggs and the Historic Col umns Join the Old and the New
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ColL aian± ' ■3 Harriotte Smith Three Years Cheerleader Outstanding Girl Athlete Distinguished Service to the Yoncopin Bernard Schram Conglomerate Staff Distinguished Service to the Yoncopin Hugh Stephens Winner State Oratorical Contet Debater — Conglomerate Staff Yoncopin Staff — Pi Kappa Delta — Tennis Lanford Huddleston Outstanding Sophomore Athlete Le terman in Football, Basket- ball and Baseball John Carstarphen Debater — Musician — Yoncopin Staff — Pi Kappa Delta
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Ixadlt Loni tfS As firmly entwined with Centenary tradition arc the creamy Yoncopins, the College flower, and the coral bedecked redbud trees. In them is em- bodied the charm and elusive loveliness of the South. Their fragrance and delicate glory scent the faded records of the College, keeping awake the dreams and hopes of those who walked the memory laden campus in the dim and distant past. Pure while heads reared to the sky. the four white Columns stand facing the hustle of a mod- ern city. Like aged Gentlemen they are revered veterans of a glorious ye?terday. Equally integral parts of Centenary are Marvin Gibson and " Brother " S. L. Riggs. Both former students of Centenary, they are a part of it in thought and action. S. L. Riggs attended Cen- tenary before the Spanish-American War. to have his college career interrupted by that con- flict. His student days over, he still remains a part of the College. Marvin " Hoot " Gibson is as familiar as the Ma- roon and White warriors of the gridiron. With his little kit. carrying welcome water and aid to the weary athletes, his appearance is etchec; on the memory of every student of Alma Mater. The College Flouei Spring Brings Blossoms of Red
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