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Page 22 text:
In assuming our new rank, ’97 has not been worldly wise as the name implies, but on the contrary, is inclined to be reserved, conducting herself with a bearing and a modesty becoming her station and her dignity—this our passport to the hearts and the respect of our fellow students. Yet to say that we are no graveyard’s people sufficiently characterizes the class of '97.
We stand fairly in our classes, indeed, while sojourning at wisdom’s fount, we did intend to study.
. Often we meet in grand council and discuss the unfortunate fate of Jack or Gill “ poor fellows,” but they need not our sympathies ; their health improved and now they are no longer with us.
The white and the green. What a world of pleasant memories rush across our mind at the utterance of those two magic words ! In fact, ‘97 retains much of its butterfly and grasshopper nature, letter enigma, D. S. If anyone does not know the interpretation of D. S., remain ignorant no longer, but even bear in mind that Dainty Steps is the pass-word to the festive board of Sophomore Receptions.
At the outset the class appeciated that to unite meant to succeed and that by uniting a common interest would nourish budding affections into the fuller bloom of friendship. But now many have gone and few are left us. In this respect ’97, though a gay and jolly class, mourns the loss of absent ones seeking fortune elsewhere, while it cherishes with maternal tenderness the ever-increasing bonds of friendship, peculiar boon of heaven.”
“Directress of the brave and just.
O guide us through life’s darksome way!
And let the tortures of mistrust On selfish bosoms only prey.”
I.ead on, brave class, continue thus, and may your star be an ever rising one.— A shout, a waving of hands, a flourish, and Casabianca is no more.
Page 21 text:
Hi-story oj" ’97
ASABIANCA perished at thirteen” and 97 has achieved a success in her I. college career of which she is justly proud. To resume the history from where “ Captain Kidd ” makes his finis, or rather to recapitulate,—when in 1893 on the twenty-seventh day of September, ’97s first presented themselves upon the scenes of this institution, they were not of a class,—yes, a class of “ Huns,” of true barbarian stock ; not those, however, that rode upon stout little ponies, that had little points for eyes, with long scars down their cheeks for beauty spots, but those of a visage sun-brown in hue, and of a blush not altogether artificial, indeed, contented to ride upon so docile an animal as a jack.
What we did and how in many ways we benefited suffering humanity in our Freshman year has been admirably stated in another connection. It now falls to the lot of the Historian to recount the deeds done of a year that advances us another quarter toward the end of our race, and to voice the sentiments of a class fanciful in its nature, individual in its thoughts, and generous in its “misgivings.” Passing rapidly from a stage mythical into that of one civilized and cultured, through the metamorphosis of a final examination, ’97s were pronounced “self-sufficient Sophomores,” and upon their return donned the dignity of their station.
Hut upon their return what was their sorrow to find that barely half of former days had returned to their first love, but these were brave hearts and strong fellows, determined to bear their banner, the white and the green, to heights yet unattempted. As was common in days of yore, so, soon after our return we resolved that we have a reception, and now we never meet except to move the same thing, a feature characteristic of ’97 that tends to bind more hearts together than does distress or the destruction of bloody war.
Our sophomoric existence has been disturbed not by cane rushes, not by plug-hat contentions, nor even by a struggle with the Freshmen, but by the unceasing monotony of the classroom. However, it is the consensus of ’97s that the Millennium is in a sense realized, indeed, “ the restoration of Israel is at hand, for the wolf (Soph. Englishmen) lies down with the lamb and the leopard with the kid,” etc. In a word, the hearts of the lovers of literature have been completely won.
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Colors: Crimson and White.
E. L. Bruce, .... Miss Winfred Price,
Miss Pansy Rembert,
M. C. Henry, .... Miss Caroline Williams,
E. L. Bruce, ....
E. L. Buchanan,
Musette Adams, Jennie Bedell,
Alice Blackburn, Willie Blanton,
B. P. Briscoe,
E. L. Bruce,
W. T. Decherd.
Vive De Lesdernier, J. C. Doyi.e,
O. G. Eckhardt, Mamie Allen,
E. A. Atlf.e, Jr.,
Belmont Graham, Vf.ra Harris,
C. H. Herndon,
J. T. Hill,
G. C. Lewis,
H. L. Lewis, Mayone Maltby, Herbert Martin, M. B. Meyer,
E. I. Moore, Richard Morgan,
F. G. Nicholson, Susie Orr,
R. D. Parker, Mary Patterson,
Class Historian. Sergeant at Anns.
W. J. Knox.
Minnie Malcolm. Dove Maltsberger, J. H. Masterson, Wm. Midriff,
H. I. Moore,
Ella Patterson, Maude Platt,
Otto Praegar, Eddie Onalls, Louise Ralston, Pansy Rembf.rt,
D. N. Robinson,
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