Centenary College of Louisiana - Yoncopin Yearbook (Shreveport, LA)

 - Class of 1940

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Centenary College of Louisiana - Yoncopin Yearbook (Shreveport, LA) online yearbook collection, 1940 Edition, Page 148 of 194
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Page 148 text:

HOMECOMING DAY Though Homecoming this year suffered a double defeat at the hands of Baylor and the weather, nothing could dampen the ardor of returning alumni and students on a holiday. Excitement over the event fore- gathered some weeks in advance when the various Greeks started plotting as to which lovely lady they would sponsor as Queen. This year Zeta President Martha Shepherd won the coveted honor after a closely fought battle which necessitated a revote due to lack of a quorum of student votes. This only added to the excitement however, and increased the anticipation with which the campus awaited the event. Friday morning officially opened Homecoming week-end, with a special chapel program, and services for the late Doctor Sexton. Returning alumni were greeted at an open house held that night in the gymnasium where genial " Cheesy " Voran, student Counselor, served as master of ceremonies. A program combining the talents of Kollege Kapers and the Music School was presented, followed by the introduction of the mem- bers of the various classes and of the new alumni officers. Continuing to serve as president of the alumni The big day Queen Martha Shepherd and her aitendenis be ore and after the coronation. organization is able Algie Brown. After this event the crowd adjourned for the burning of the traditional bonfire, a necessary prelude to the activities of the Big Day. The parade Saturday morning found a large number of unusually attractive floats entered in the competi- tion for the two loving cups, awarded this year to the Kappa Alpha fraternity and Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. Immediately following a luncheon at Colonial Hall students and ex-students alike defied the threatening clouds and hastened to the stadium to watch an exciting game, if not a victorious one. Another surprise awaited the fans, for at the game the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority presented the football team with a maroon and white water wagon — a much needed piece of equipment. Following the coronation of Queen Martha Shepherd, and the introduction of ex-letter men and Maroon Jackets, open houses were held at the various fraternity houses, at which time the Zetas were presented with a ten dollar award for their interest and en- thusiasm in the Homecoming program. Concluding this year ' s week-end was the huge Pan-Hellenic dance, where students and alumni gathered for one last celebration before they returned to their respective callings, not to re-unite until another Homecoming.

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MOST ATHLETIC Centenary ' s two star ath- letes are Helen Webb and Winked Bynum, whose prowess in this line won them the title lor the sec- ond straight year, and whose ability has delight- ed sports tans tor many seasons. fcSfc W 2Ll i Helen and Weenie excel in many sports, but these are two of (heir lavorites.



Page 149 text:

At the half former grid stars were intro- duced, among them Jake Hanna, who was to become coach of the Gents later in the season ... A drizzling rain could not dampen the spirits of returning lettermen and Maroon Jackets, who were presented at the half as Centen- ary ' s honor guests . . . The K. A. float carried out the theme of " We ' re Laying for Baylor " with setting hens labeled for Centenary stars, and, incidentally, carried off the prize for the best fratern- ity float ... A truck load of Zetas clad in blue and gray uniforms added color to the parade . . . After the coronation, Queen Martha Shepherd returned to her throne in the stands and the formal Homecoming ceremonies

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