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Starting the season with one of the largest squads in history, the Centenary Freshmen grid team turned in another successful season. Under the guidance of Coaches Norman Buckner and Alvin Birkelbach, the Frosh made a good showing against the teams that they played in addi- tion to scrimmaging the varsity all season. Their first game was against the Green Ripple, Tulane freshman, and even though they were defeated by a count of 13 to 7, the game was the talk of everywhere. Supposedly outweighed and outclassed the Junior Gents astounded the New Orleanians by holding the Greenies for a while and then the climax came when diminutive Wallace Spenser, Centenary back, dashed 85 yards for a touchdown through the entire Tulane team. However, the superior power of the Greenies was too much and they pushed over two tallies to take the game. 1940 Junior Gents The Gents then returned and again took up their primary purpose which was getting the varsity in shape for their contests. It was soon evident that changing offenses and defenses every week at the varsity ' s will was having its effect on the Frosh because in the next two contests they were decisively defeated by Louisiana Tech ' s Freshmen and Northeast Junior College. The climax of the season came, however when the Junior Gents tackled the Junior Demons from Normal and handed them a 7 to 6 licking. This made the season a successful one, for in this victory they had revenged the varsity defeat by Normal. This Freshmen team added many hopefuls to the varsity for the coming year in Jack Baldwin, Raymond Dougherty, Forest Lee, and Eugene Russ, whom the coaches have found some out- standing ball players and they promise to see plenty of action on Centenary teams in the future. THE JUNIOR GENTS
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CENTENARY ' S MASCOT :- , Centenary ' s mascot, Walt O ' Roark, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. O ' Roark, ardent Cente- nary boosters. Walt in his number 1 1 uniform has offered inspiration to Centenary athletes. At bas- ketball games he delighted the crowds by hoop- ing the ball with either one or two hands. THE PEP SQUAD The cheer promotion jobs were ably filled by Billie Katherine Pryor, Betty Mae Coburn, Ollie Day, and Camp Flournoy, head cheerleader, elected by the student body. In Day and Flournoy, Centenary saw two of the peppiest and most en- ergetic pep promoters to ever hold a megaphone and their wise cracks often pepped up the spirits of the crowd. Billie Katherine Pryor Ollie Day Betty Mae Coburn Camp Flournoy
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HOMECOMING The Kappa Sigmas hold down a " Tech " bulldog and the end of the float section of the parade as it proceeds up Milam Street . . . Chi Omegas ever true to their Alma Mater, show the Gents as being victorious . . . Former athletic stars of Centenary are introduced to the Homecoming crowd . . . Profes- sor Shaw presents the Homecoming Queen and her maids of honor . . . Tom Crittenden and the bulldog of the Kappa Alpha float wait for the parade to start for town . . . Zetas and their hot dog machine demonstrate for the Centenary crowd while waiting for the starting whistle . . . Mrs. Campbell and Dr. Cline pause a moment to comment on one of the floats . . . Aufait and Gentry float show expected re- sults of our opponents . . . Four former cheerleaders could not resist the urge to be in front of the cheer- ing crowd.
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