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STORM Quite in contrast to the smooth serenity of the snow was the havoc wrought by cyclonic winds which swept through the campus and left destruction in their wake. Damage to build- ings was slight, but one fraternity house was utterly demolished, another pushed off its foundation, and roofs were ripped off, windows broken, and trees blown down all over the forty acres. Two Centenary students were seriously injured, but were able to return to classes after a week or so in the hospital, and the college was fortunate in escaping so lightly. On the evening of March twelfth a lowering sky and a severe hail storm were the only warnings of the terrific winds that were to fol- low, destroying in a few minutes much that has yet to be repaired. Dormitory residents volunteered for rescue work and campus crews pitched in to help restore some order out of chaos, and the dawn found things going on much as usual, in spite of the Big Wind. An uprooted giant graphically illustrates the force oi the wind . . . The Music Hall was al- most washed away by heavy rains . . . The Kappa Sig ' s view the remains. The storm converted many a tall tree into splinters.
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Playful students peppered each other with snow halls, preferring to suiter the penal- ty of frozen fingers than miss any of the fun. Fieak weather was only one of the things that made life at Centenary exciting during the past year. First came the snow, and happy stu- dents cut classes right and left to enjoy it. Hard and glistening, the snow blanketed the campus in quiet, except on the parking lot and the walks leading to the Sub, where playful footballers made life miserable for those con- scientious students who were trying to make classes on time. Fur coats, mittens, boots, and ear muffs made their appearance but proved pitifully inadequate against snow ball bar- rages, and frozen toes and fingers were the order of the day. For a week, the campus remained a shining fairyland, decorated with countless snow men and glittering icicles then the sun appeared and grumbling collegians spent the next week wading through mud and slush and wishing they ' d never heard of the Big Snow. Falling snow flakes dotted the air and drove the inmates ol Rotary Dorm indoors . . . The Chapel looked like a pretty Christmas card, when glimpsed through the pines . . . The Sub, belore the many snow lights made it unsale lor wandering students. SNOW
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The largest student body assem- bly in Centenary ' s history tilled the chapel to over-flowing on registration day. EVENTS O F The college year of ' 39- ' 40 was crowded with events of lasting importance for students at Centenary; some of which are noteworthy of special mention here. Those things which are Big News today may have passed into the limbo of forgotten things before another year has rolled ' round, or they may con- tinue to have a lasting influence and significance. Time will tell. At any rate, these are the events which made Centenary history of this year. Football, or the lack of it, received its share of attention this year as always . . . The Sub, hang-out for freshman and senior alike, was the best thing that has hap- pened to the college in many a decade, and promises to continue in popularity for many more.
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