University of Texas Austin - Cactus Yearbook (Austin, TX)

 - Class of 1895

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Histor oj ’96 OYE Gods ! I need you not; nor you ye Muses, sweet hauntresses of “ Helicon’s harmonious springs.” Nor will I invoke thy aid, O Dreams, ye gentle messengers of Sleep. Of late, the historian has lain awake much at night, dwelling on tender recollections of the receptions, (that we of ’96 have never had), Lodge’s Modern Europe, and Anthropoid Apes, (see Biology). But with thankful hearts all Juniors can now say : “ Farewell, O Lodge, we’ve gone to ‘ Greener ’ pastures.’’ And now, let us glance briefly at ’96. Since Oct. 1st, 1892, the proud 130, who were then “ Fresh ” at the U. of T., have dwindled to thirty-four. Fifty-two became Sophs., and we did hope that those of us who passed successfully from English I., would hold out to the end ; for surely we were far beyond the “ slings and arrows of outrageous ” grading. And the “ Garrisons ” and “ Battles ” we have been connected with have tended only to strengthen us after “ passing” them. So, why this great decrease? Perchance some have been lost in the “Mezes” of college life—but, no, the Philosopher is too new an arrival for that. Nor could the Jolly “ Harper ” Man, Lord of the Chemical Department, have lured any to the realm of molecules and atoms. Certainly none were detained at “ Houston.” And we hope, when 1896 comes round, that none will have been slain by Win. the Conqueror, notwithstanding the fact that he is now the victor, and that the great “ Norman ” lion keeps close watch over the Biological Field. And where arc the two poets of ’92-3, those who by their sonnets won each a Hamberlinian Book of Poems ? One is still with us ; the other—is teaching school at Manchaca. This year, the class has among its members two noted biologists. One can with extraordinary loquacity discourse on the chara and its punctum vegitationis ; and the other has found why the stem of a plant grows up and the roots down. A plant cell, being thinner at the top, this logician says that the enclosed protoplasm naturally seeks an exit at this weak point. The roots of course grow' down to keep things balanced. This same gentleman has seen the flocks “ ruminate ” from place to place meanwhile “chewing their cuds.” But allowances must be made for him, for as you know, the course of Biology never did run smooth. But enough of biologists. 7

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G£Ws oj ’96. David S. Furman, OFFICGRS. President. Anna M. Forsgakd, • • • 1 ’ice-President. George H. Carter, • Secretary and Treasurer. F. Charles Hume, • Class Poet. Henry B. Decherd, . Class Historian. William C. Abercrombie, ■lErtBERS. Franz J. Dohmen, Louis Knox, Solomon F. Acree, Alvine L. Dohmen, Miss Lamon, Lulu Bailey, Millie Dumble, Miss Lavender, Bessie Beall, Amos D. Ellis, Andrew C. McLaughi Maude Blaine, Anna M. Forsgard, VicroR C. Moore, Thomas L. Blanton, David S. Furman, Henry O. Neville, Harry F. Blailock, Effie Graves, Fritz Reichman, Sam R. Buchanan, Walter Greshom, Jr., Gussif. Rucker, John F. Carl, R. Coke Harris, Maude Smith, George H. Carter, Lanu Harris, William H. Smith, Hali.ie G. Collard, B. Felix Hill, Noyes D. Smith, E. David Criddle, Josie Houston, John Spence, Tom Debenport, Leonard B. Isaacs, Charles Stephenson, H. Benjamin Decherd, J. W. Jones, J. William Tobin, Gustave A. Wkdemeyer. 16



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As to the class as a whole, I can say that it is almost a grown man now, and one would scarcely believe that it once started out as a baby Freshman. But “ All is change ”; and the Junior young man will soon be dead. And then a little space, and he will be resurrected as a Senior; and then all Juniors must, as it were, put on immortality, and keep up the unblemished record that each preceding senior class has made. Then Ix-t knowledge grow from more io more, lint more of reverence in us dwell; That mind and soul, according well, May make one music as before. Hut vaster." And now farewell, O ye Juniors,--------- ’T were better it should l c confessed “ I leave thy praises unexpressed.” 18

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