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I'roiitispiece : "The Oracle" 1 

The Columns 

Dedication -^'^ 

President, Mary X. Moore 6 

Faculty ^-1-'' 

In Memoriam 1"^ 

Senior Class Li-.v 

Junior Class 38-4J 

Sophomore Class 44-.i0 

Freshman Class 51-56 

Academy 5/-6/ 

Normal Class 68-69 

Specials "0-71 

Have You Heard Them? When /^ 

Tina Lerner at Athens College 73 

Music De])artment /4-/6 

Glee Club 77-79 

Dramatics 80-83 

Art Department 84-85 

Special Certificate °6 

Special Diploma "'' 

Seventy Years of Athens College 88-89 

Alumnae Association 90-91 

Commencement. Program of — 

Thirty Years Ago 92 

Then and Now '^•^ 

Mammy Childs' Memories of the College 94-95 

Publications 96-104 

Literary Societies 105-10/ 

Y. W. C. A 108-110 

Athletics 111-119 

Contributions 1-0 

Miscellaneous 1-1 

An Episode 122-123 

A Wail 124 

Bargain Sale l--"" 

June-September l-o 

Extracts from Seniors' Diaries 127-129 

Senior Character-tures 130 

The Why Of It 131-133 

A Senior Dinner 134-13.1 

The Four Points of the Compass 136 

Jingles 1-^^ 

Four Types 138-141 

Mail Time 1-^2 

Soliloquy of the Clock 1-13 

Arabella's Affinity 144-145 

Evolution of a Diploma 1-16 

Miss Dignity 147-148 

Tables from Facts 149-150 

May Day 151 

Success 152-155 

lokes 156-157 

Clubs 158-184 

Local Color ^^^ 

The End ., 1«6 

Advertisements 18/ -200 

^ thx t nix n 

3n rontitifittoratton of his noble life, nnit 
in grateful acknofnlehgentcnt nf the 
excellence of Ijis abministra- 
tion, tl]e stuilents of nine- 
teen hnnbreb anh 
bebicate tl]is JMnmitae ^umbcr of the ffirarle 


^irst Prcsibcut of Athens (Cnllccii.* 

President Mary Norman Moore 


AiARV XOR.MAX .MOORE, Presiuknt. 



".S7;r tillfiiipts Ihr cud and im'cr stands In doubt, 
XiithiiKI so hard hut scarcli may find it out." 

A. R.. University of Alalianiii. 1905 : A. M., University of 
Alabama, 1906: Instructor in Science. University of Alabama. 
1905-06; Assistant Principal of Fort Gaines Higb Scbool, 
Fort Gaines. Jia.. 19O'S-07: Professor of Latin and Greek. 
^--ArllK'll.s College, 1907-08; Presiding Teacher and Professor of 
English, Athens College, 1908-10; Dean and Professor of 
Science. 1910-11; Dean and Professor of Science and En- 
glisli. 1911-12; Dean and Professor of Bible and English. 


"Be 'wise today, 'tis madness to defer." 

A.B., University of Wisconsin. 1910; Professor of Mathe- 
matics. Athens College. 1910-12; Professor of Mathematics 
and Pliilosopliy, 1912-1.-?. 


" Proniptini/s unto kindliest deeds were in her fery looks." 

Professor of History, and Presiding Teacher, Athens Col- 
lege. 1909-10; Professor of History. Presiding Teacher, and 
.Assistant Registrar. 1910-12; Professor of History. Instructor 
in Bible, Athens Academy, Registrar, 1912-13. 


"/ eare for no one. no not I, 
If HO one cares for me." 

A.l)., Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 
of Science, Athens College. 1912-13. 

1912; Professor 


"IIal>py am I. from care I'm free, 
n ny arc not all contented like inc." 

Certificate in English. Athens College. 1909; Secretary to 
the President, and Instructin' in History. 1909-10; Registrar 
and Instructor in Stenogr.aphy. Typewriting and History, 
1^10-12; Instructor in Frencli and History, Athens Academy, 


''Her smile is like the morning sun 
Which burst the clouds af^art." 

Xewcomb College; Berbn, Germany; Instructor in French 
and German ; Mrs. Francis D. Blake's School for Girls, and 
Xewcomb College; Professor of French and German, Athens 
College. 1912-13. 


"Tlie fairest garden in Iter looks. 
And in her mind the 'wisest books." 

Kansas State Xormal. 1911 ; Graduate of Thomas X'ormal 
Training School, Detroit. Mich.. 1912; Instructor of Domestic 
Science and Domestic Art. Athens College, 1912-13; Presid- 
ing Teacher, 1912-13. 


"Who to herself is la'W. no laie doth need. 
Offends no hi'w. and is a t/ucen indeed." 

Emerson College of Oratory. Boston, Mass. ; Director of 
Athletics. Director of Oratory, ;uid Professor of English. 
.\thens College, 1910-11; Director of Oratory and .\thletics. 
Athens College, 1912-13. 


H. J. FUSCli. 

"Just call iiir scholiir. 
Let that be my /^niisc." 

A.B.. Trinity Colk-gc. Hartford. Conn.. 1879: Clarksville. 
Tcnn.. 1880-84: Bolivar. Tenn.. 1884-92: Columljia. Tenn., 
1892-94; E:ikmont. Ala.. 1894-97; Athens. Ala.. 1897-07; 
.Moorcsville. Ala.. 1907-10: Athens Public Schools. 1910-12: 
Profcs.sor of Latin and Greek, .Athens College, 1912-13. 


"/-/(■(• thoughts serenely si^'eet. exfrcss 
Hcii^' fiiirc. how dear, their dwelling place.' 

Instructor of English. .Athens College. 1909-13. 


''Her sik'cry voice is the rich music of a simimer bird." 

Huntsville College: Private Student of B. A. Black. Dr. J. 
Lewis Browne, and Mr. .Adolph Dahm-Peterson : Instructor 
in Voice, Athens College. 1910-12. 


"iMy smile must be sincere or not at all." 

Graduate Xew England Conservatory, Boston. Mass. ; Pu- 
pil of Charles Dennee, Instructor in Piano, Grenada College, 
Grenada, Miss., 1908-10; Instructor in Piano, Athens Col- 
lege, 1910-13. 


"// site Zi'ill. she will, and you may depend on it. 
If she won't, she won't, and there's an end on it." 

Student of Imperial Conservatory of Music. Vienna. 1883; 
Private Student of .Anton Dorr. Vienna : Instructor of Piano, 
Fairmont College, 1886; Instructor of Piano. Belmont Col- 
lege. 1887-1904: Student of Theodore Leschetizky. Germany, 
1904-10: Director of Music, Athens College, 1911-13. 


''A dearest and darlingcst girl." 

Graduate of Leschetizky School of Music. .Athens College. 
1912: Voice Accompanist. Athens College, 1911-13. 


"There's many a black, black eye. they say. 
But none so bright as thine." 

Superintendent of Practice, 1912-13. 


"She who is not of my mind 
AuotJicr traveling mate may find." 

Graduate of Chicago Conservatory of Music: Instructor of 
Violin and Piano, Edward McGhee College, Woodville, Miss., 
1909-11; Grenada College, Grenada. Miss., 1911-12; Instructor 
in Violin and Piano, Athens College, 1912-13. 


"Of manners gentle and affections mild." 

Maryland Institute. School of .Art and Design. Baltimore; 
Instructor of .\rt. .Athens College. 1912-13. 


"Oh. Day, if I squander a zvavelct of thee. 
Then shame fall on .4sola, mischief on me." 

Xew York College of Music; Pupil of Miss Davis. Xew 
York; Private Studios in Gadsden. Birmingham, and Bes- 
semer: Instructor in Piano, Athens College, 1912-13. 


".-/ full, rich nature, free to trust." 

.A.B.. .Athens College, 1912; Instructor in English, .\thens 
Academy. 1912-13. 



"OJi! she Aavors everything. 
She is the vnnilla of soeiety." 

A.I!.. Athens College. 1911: Instructor of Latin and Ger- 
ni;ni. .\theiis Academy. 1912-13. 

()7AK YORK. 

"My It'iitpie wfthiii my li/^s I rein." 

.A.H.. .Athens CoIles>e. 1910: Instrnctor in Mathematics, 
Athens Academy, 1911-13. 


"And still the i^'ondcr grew 
Hcnv one small head eoiild earry all she hnezi'." 

JMassey Business College, Birmingham, Ala. ; Bookkeeper 
at Dunherry, Montgomery, Ala., 1910: Bookkeeper. Station- 
ery Co.. Birmingham, Ala.: 1910-11: Central College. Tusca- 
loosa, 1910-12; Instructor in Stenography and Typewriting, 
Athens College. 1912-13. 


"Eyes not doi^n-drof't. nor over briijht, but fed 
IVitli the elear pointed Aame of ehastity." 

Raiidolnh-Macon Woman's College: Academy of Music, 
Birmingham, Ala.: Athens College; Instructor in Mathemat- 
ics and Piano, Athens Academy, 1912-13. 


Graduate Xnrse, St. Barnabas Hospital, Newark. Xew Jer- 
sey: Athens College, 1912-13; Superintendent of Infirmary. 


HOUSEKEEPKR. 1912-13. 

M.viRo.v. 1912-13. 


The Ltttf.e Cofj.icce Mother. 


In Memoriam 

X the evening of October 13, 1912, Mrs. Jnlia Summers Ramos, who had been tilling the chair of 
Spanish at Athens College, died at 7 o'clock at the residence of Caj^t. O. P. i'oe, Athens, Ala. The im- 
mediate cause of her death was urremic poisoning. Two little girls (aged 8 and 10), her beloved moth- 
er, and one brother (a government official in Russia) survive her. Airs. Ramos was the widow of the 
late Dr. Fiaphael Ramos, formerly Spanish translator in the AI. E. Publishing House at Nashville, a granddaugh- 
ter of Dr. T. O. Summers of distinguished memory, and a grandniece of the late Hon. John T. Morgan. 

Mrs. Ramos was sick less than a week, and fhe serious nature of her illness was not apparent until the Sun- 
day before her death. 

Mrs. Ramos was 38 years of age on October 27 . She was a woman of brilliant endowment, gifted in a liter- 
ary way, and of unusual talent as a teacher. From her distinguished ancestry she inherited great strength of 
character and unusual intellectual powers. She died in the faith, with full assurance of her personal salvation. 
Her dying testimony was given in the presence of her mother and friends, and her mind never lost its jjerfect 
clearness even until death sealed her lips. 

The .Athens College lost, by the death of Mrs. Ramos, a strong teaclier, a loyal friend, and her mother and 
children a devoted daughter and a tender, loving counselor. M. X. M. 


Senior Class Officers 

Colors; Crimson ami White. 
Flower: Carnation. 
Motto: Keipav Xafit 

Sarah Ru'ls . 
Eli2ai!I-:tii SiMiioxs . 
Ruth J'.urxs . 
Axx.\ Cr.vwfori) . 


. President 
. rice President 
Seeretarv and Treasurer 





"Her eyes i^'crc deeper than the deptli of -..ivters stilled at eieii." 

J. C. L. S. : K. O. S. ; Jolly Bachelors; Doo Dollies; Dirty Dozen; 
Skeeters: A. A. A.; X. Y. Z. ; Class Basketball. '09-'10, 'lO-'ll, 'll-'li. '12- 
'13; Varsity, '09-'13; Business I\Ianager Athenian, '11-'12; Editor-in-Chief 
(Oracle. •12--13; K. II. A.; T. M. A. 

Although Esther is not naturally affectionate (?) she has a great many 
admirers among the girls as well as among the opposite sex. She has not 
only been among the leaders of her class, but has also made one of the 
best records in athletics. Her wit and originality can easily be discovered 
if one has an ear keyed to a pitch wl.icli can follow the rapidity of the 
vibrations of her voice. 



"Her 1'ery froTens are fairer far 
Than smiles of other maidens are." 

V. W. C. A.; J. C. L. S. ; A. A. A.; L. B. A.; Jolly Bachelors; B. T. M.: 
Bowknits; Skeeters; Glee Club; Class Basketball, 'lO-'ll, •12-'13; Presi- 
deni of J. C. L. S. ; Class Secretary; Oracle, '13; Seven on Salem; K. II. 
A.; T. M. .\. 

Rulh is the foremost of the many Senior musicians. We think that iier 
present inclinations will lead her to take up tlie profession of a florist, with 
a view to the special cultivation of roses and irises. Ruth's sweet disposi- 
tion and never failing smiles draw around her an ever-increasing circle 
of friends. 




"I'o bcyuilc many and be beguiled by one." 

J. C. L. S. : Urmiiatic Club, 'OQ-'IS; D. A. Q. ; K. II. A.: T. M. A. 

Xclle, our class beauty, rejoices in tbe possession of tbe Senior mirror. 
Just wbat this is we will not divulge. In addition to her literary diploma, 
she has a certificate and diploma in Oratory, and her unusual talent makes 
her in demand on all occasions. Nelle developed in the latter part of her 
senior year wonderful talent for giggling. 



''Strong in zcill. to strive, to seel;, to find, and not to yield." 

J. C. L. S. : Oracle Board, '12-'13; K. II. A.; T. M. A. 

After due consideration we have decided that Anna's extreme slender- 
ness is the result of her strenuous efiforts to keep up a conversation. She 
is one of the best-natured girls in the class. She is one of our best as 
well as one of our brightest students. She also has musical aspirations, 
and plays very well indeed. 




"She ji'ijj just the quiet hind, Ti'/ioj-t' uature iiei'er 7'(ines." 

J. C. L. S. ; D. A. Q.; Dramatic Club, '09-'13; K. II. A.; T. M. A. 

Ethel Mae is another one of our bright oratorical stars. Slie is very con- 
scientious, especially in her correspondence. In connection with this we 
are glad to note that Ethel Mae is an accomplished seamstress, cook, etc. 
She is a thoroughly good student and hor grades are above reproach. 



"A college joke to cure the iluiiij^s." 

Y. W. C. A.; J. C. L. S. : A. A. A., T1-T3; Varsity, TO-'ll : President 
J. C. L. S., T2-'13: Athenian Staff. •12-T3; Class Basketball, T2-T3 : Li- 
brarian, "li-'U^: V. W. C. A. Cabinet. 'll-'U; K. II. A.: T. M. .\. 

That reminds me! "Jake" is one of our best loved girls. She never 
lacks for an appropriate jcke on all occasions and her good humor luakes 
her welcome everywhere. "Jake" stars in the ancient and modern lan- 
guages, but concerning mathematics we will be discreetly silent. She has 
held many positions of responsibility during her school life here and ac- 
(juitted herself creditably in her mar.agement of the V. W. C. A. 




"Born for success, she seemed 'ccilli grace to ii.'iii." 

Y. W. C. A.; J. C. L. S. ; K. O. S. : A. A. A.; Dirty Dozen; Doo Dollies; 
Y. W. C. A. Cabinet; Athenian Staff, '11-'12; Business Manager Oracle, 
•12-'13; S. S. ; Class Basketball, TO-'LS; X. Y. Z. ; K. II. A.; T. j\l. A. 

Josie is an all-rotmd girl. Her only acconiplishnient. whatsoever, is 
her proficiency on the typewriter, on which instrument she performs bril- 
liantly. We recommend to her the legal profession as a means for de- 
veloping her talent for public speaking and debate, .\dded to these, she 
possesses decided financial aliility. 



"To lier eyes there zeas but one beloved face on earth." 

G. E. L. S. ; A. A. A.; Class Basketball, '09-1.3; Varsity, 'lO-'LS; K. O. S. ; 
Business Manager Athenian, '12-'13; Doo Dollies; Kodak Club; Jolly Bach- 
elors; Dirty Dozen; President A. A. A., '12-'13; Glee Club; K. II, A.; 
T. M. A. 

Behold, the nightingale! "Squirt" is of a very affectionate nature and 
seems to inspire a like tendency in others. Though affection and athletic^ 
are not often found together, she proves herself unusual in this respect. 
We really think that the success cf our varsity for the past four years is 
largely due to her. "Squirt's" foreign correspondence has kept her C|uite 
busy this year, but has not kept her from making a Ijrilliant record in her 
class work. 




"Of all her looks a calm disclose of iniioeeiice and truth." 

J. C. L. S. : Y. W. C. A.: A. A. A.; Atlu'iiian Staff, TO-'IO, 'lO-'ll: Y. 
W. C. A. Caliinet, •12-'13; K. II. A.; T. M. A. 

Appearance is ileceptive, for in spite of .Mattic Mae"s extreme serious- 
ness of appearance, she is really of a very pleasant and agreeable dispo- 
sition. Tlie Faculty find in her a never-failing friend. She pursues the 
even tenor of her ways, undisturbed by outside influences that would tend 
to divert her from the path of duty. 



"Of manners gentle and affections mild." 

J. C. L. S. ; D. A. Q.; Dramatic Club, TO-'U; Secretary J. C. L. S., '11- 
•12, 'li-'U; K. II. A.: T. M. A. 

Our class President has, in addition to her literary diploma, a certifi- 
cate in music and a certificate and diploma from the school of Oratory. 
She is our most "Seniorly" Senior, and has been accused by soiue of 
having an .artistic temper.ament. We are expecting Sarah to add new 
lustre to the Senior fame. 




"To be great is to be misunderstood." 

Y. W. C. A. ; G. E. L. S. ; L. B. A. ; A. A. A. ; Dirty Dozen ; Y. W. C. A, 
Cabinet, '12-'13; Vice President G. E. L. S. : Class Basketball, 'li-'lS; 
Editor-in-Chief Athenian, •12-'13: K. II. A.; T. M. A. 

"Haste makes waste," must be "Kissie's" motto. As Editor-in-Chief of 
the Athenian she has shown great journalistic skill. She has made some 
desperate attempts to be a violinist, but we think that the art of friend- 
ship is her forte. She is considered a good housekeeper and an excellent 



"A girl resolved and steady to her trust." 

Y. W. C. A. ; Secretary G. E. L. S. ; Dramatic Club ; Y. W. C. A. Cabi- 
inet; K. IL A.; T. i\I. A. 

Bertha has a certificate from the school of Oratory and reads with 
great ease and expression. She is one of our best students, a conscien- 
tious worker and a medal winner. She possesses a cool head and a great 
presence of mind. We are glad to note that she has attained to the dig- 
nity of woman during her Senior year. 




''Suddenly a tlnuu/ht came like a full-blown rose, pushing hey broiK.'." 
G. E. L. S. ; K. II. A. ; T. M. A. 

Ludwig never loses her dignity, but those who know her well apprecinte 
her unexpected humor. She takes her work with deadly seriousness and 
is amply rapid by the excellency of her grades. Wc Iiavc serious doubts 
that at present Texas is looming large on her horizon, liut then you never 
can tell about Ludwig. 



"Heart on her lips and soul 'within her eyes." 

Y. \V. C. A.; J. C. L. S. ; A. A. A.; D. K. P.; B. T. M.; Dirty Dozen; 
Bowknots; Kodak Club; Class Historian: K. II. A.; T. M. A. 

"Rubby" exceeds the speed limit in putting work behind her. Although 
we can not accuse her of dignity, she's a real Senior in every other re- 
spect, "Rubby" has a sweet, amiable disposition and infinite capacity for 
h.ird work. Her name is synonymous for middies and smiles. 


Address of Welcome 

Madam President, Members of the Faculty, Friends: 

X behalf of tlie Class of 1913, I extend to you a hearty welcome on this annual occasion. Our Class 
Day means much to us, and we hope that every word uttered this afternoon will fittingly express to 
you our appreciation of what your influence and good wishes in the past have meant to us. 

These four years have shown the usual vicissitudes attendant upon a college course, but our teach- 
ers have magnanimously given us credit for the largeness of our intentions rather than for the smallness of our 
accomplishments. Scarred and scored though we be, we are nearing that goal of our desires and are exulting in 
the fact that the victory is half won. 

We have a better understanding now of the real significance of that old saying which we have frequently 
heard repeated by those of fuller experience, that schooldays are the happiest days. And is it not so. my class- 
mates, that on this our gala-day, when the realization that we must soon leave these halls and the green campus, 
is brought home so forcibly — is it not really true that there is in our hearts a greater degree of sadness than of 

Tlie unfailing help of President and teachers, the interest of students and friends, the little lessons of school 
life, which have most happily been ours, will undoubtedly result in a better knowledge of the way in whicli we must 
meet and conquer those difficulties which will inevitably be our portion in the coming years. 

We can wish nothing better for the students that come after us than that they may ever have the guidance, di- 
rection and encouragement of I<~aculty and friends, which we have valued so highl\'. 

Believing that the same sympathy which you have heretofore accorded us in times of mistakes or defeat 
prompts you to rejoice now in our success, we thank you, with grateful acknowledgement of your ]iresence here 


Class Sonjg 

O we're jolly Seniors, Class "13, 

Sometimes called quantity, but still with quality, 

But still with quality. 
Such girls, before, no one has ever seen ; 
So very full of knowledge, yet full of fun and glee, 

Yet full of fun and glee. 
Our future days to us appear to hold no dangers far 
or near. 

To hold no dangers for us, far or near. 
What fear have we 
To face our future fate? 


Seniors, Seniors, now girls. 
Gone our days of long curls. 
Launched upon the sea of life. 
We will never shirk its strife. 
Senior class, so charming, 
Send the Freshmen warning, 
"Never give the struggle up 
Till cap and gown are won." 

But now the time draws near when we must part. 
To leave our Alma Mater almost breaks our heart. 

It almost breaks our heart. 
But 'till we part we'll lead a life so fine, 
And tell the other girls to come on up the line, 

To come on up the line. 
We'll always strive to do our best, 
And never from our efiforts rest 

Until we've reached the goal for which we've strived. 
One, nine, one, three. 
A Senior's life for me! 


Class History 

IT was the first night of tlie fall term of 1960, at Athens College, and the several hundred girls who 
had arrived on the afternoon train were dispersing to their new quarters, full of excitement over the 
opening of school. In one of the rooms of the oldest dormitory — Brown Hall — two girls cosily curled 
upon a window-seat were chatting with that freedom which all college girls, new or old, have toward 
each other. 

Suddenly one of them, gazing intently at the woodwork near her, cried out : "Here is my grandmother's 
name — Esther Barrett!"' 

"Your grandmother, Esther Barrett," exclaimed the other;" why I've heard my grandmother — Anna Craw- 
ford—mention her name lots and lots of times, and of what good friends they used to be. They both belonged to 
the old class of "Thirteen," and I have often listened to their history. Evidently they were a jolly crowd of girls 
in their Freshman year, determined to have some fun every now and then. Even with the terrors of the chain- 
gang looming up before them they didn't seem to be a bit timid, for I've been told that on April Fool's day they 
slipped the Senior's caps and gowns, and solemnly marched into the chapel looking like they owned the college. 
Imagine how the poor Seniors, capless and robeless, felt!" 

"Still, with all that hilarity, they didn't neglect their studies. They made very good grades, and scored in 
athletics also." 

"What was that scrape they got into in their Sophomore year about the Junior reception? You know my 
grandmother was a town girl and wasn't out here that night." 

"Well, it was a never-to-be-forgotten escapade. They had stolen some cream that was left from the recep- 
tion, and were in Esther's room (Oh, let's call them by their names, they seem just like girls now that we're 
where they spent so much of their girlhood) ! They were having lots of fun up there, when footsteps were heard 
in the hall. With one accord they, ice cream, plates and all, rolled under the bed. Two teachers walked in — 
Miss Hoefer and Miss Crook. They were entirely too wise to let such suspicious sounds go by unnoticed, and 
with more strength than dignity succeeded in getting the girls from under the bed. As a pleasant good-night 
they presented each of them with five demerits." 

"Poor girls! However, it sounds just like them. As a class, when they were Sophomores, wern't they par- 
tial to having special friends? Sarah, Nelle and Josie were quite friendly with Miss Crook; Esther, with a Sen- 
ior; Anna, with Miss Tompkins; Ruth, with Miss Hoefer, and Zella and Cassie Belle were really inseparable. 
However, I'm sure our grandmother's would dislike to hear us speak of their class only in a frivolous way, just 

as if there was nothing worth while in them." 


"Indeed they would, and I always received the impression from hearing grandma Esther talk that although 
they were good students when they were Freshmen and Sophomores, yet in their Junior year they were exceed- 
ingly hard workers, each one with a different aim in life, in view. I've often heard the dear old lady exclaim: 
'Was the Y. W. C. A. ever conducted better than it was when Ruth Jacobs and Lizzie Buch were at its head ? And 
what girls could be more tireless at their books than Mattie May, Bertha Elizabeth and Ethel Mae Hightower? So 
even if the Juniors did have to forego some pleasures, which was very hard for them to do at that time, she said 
they were all the better prepared for their Senior year with its dignity and new responsibilities. Besides their 
regular heavy course, practically all the class had some outside interest to take up their time." 

"Yes, some of the girls had diplomas from the schools of Oratory and Music, and then Esther edited the 
Oracle, and Cassie Belle the Athenian. I've heard it remarked that they made a great success of both publica- 
tions. Another department grandmamma Anna said, in which the college as a whole were justly proud of the 
class thirteen, was that of athletics. For four years their basketball team won in most of the contests, and in all 
of them Zella was spoken of as the particular star. She would have evidently been a credit to any school." 

"You know, with all their faults they must have been a congenial bunch. Goodness! There's light-bell! I 
wonder if they hated to hear it ring as badly as we do?" 

A Senior's Lament 

There's not a bit of use a-talking — 

This is an awful life; 
There are times I think I'd rather be 

A circuit rider's wife. 

It's "Seniors, be more dignified; 

You're models for the girls." 
And, "Seniors, hand your essays in ;" 

Oh ! my head is in a whirl ! 

Instead of convict stripes, I wear 
The dismal cap and gown ; 

And all my woes and troubles, too, 
In good black ink I drown. 


Class Poem 

To me has been given the task of a poem, 

Now humbly entreating the muse, 
I sing of the virtues of class thirteen, 

This class has no fault to excuse. 

I sing of our ideals so high and so great, 

Of the heights to which we aspire. 
And the goal of the future, we see from afar. 

Which has set our young hearts afire. 

We have studied the works of Hallam's great friend. 

Of Browning, the Mystic and Seer. 
Things that were once very dim and obscure. 

Seem wonderfully bright now and clear. 

Into the broad stream of current events, 
We have steered our bark on our way. 

Class '13 are progressive, my friends. 
They appreciate wonders of today. 

I speak with regret of our schooldays, past, 
Their comradeship sweet, and their dreams. 

And we, though young, have discovered the truth, 
That life is not all that it seems. 

But though in the future life's sorrows are ours. 

Though none of our hopes may come true. 
Enshrined in our hearts Alma Mater shall stand. 

And we'll love still the gold and the blue. 



|T'S been ten long years since I've seen a single member of Class '13, so I've invited all of them to be 
my guests at a house party. All these letters, which the postman has just brought me, must be from them. 
Some of these have such queer foreign-looking stamps. There's one from South America. That looks 
interesting, so I'll open it first. 

Rio de Janiero, Brazil 

Dear E.stiier. — It made me so happy to hear from you, and how glad I am that we are all going to be together 
again. I admit that my business here really needs my attention, but I think 1 can break away. You probably 
remember I am still in search of the bird known as "Polly." I think the Brazilian "Polly Parrots" are pretty, in- 
deed, but still they scarcely equal the Athens variety in real charm. 

I am going to bring one with me, a beauty indeed. I have named it Pearle, for it is the pearl of my collection. 
Then, too, it has a beautiful contralto voice so like the Athens species, which I mentioned above. 

In addition to my work as a parrot collector, I've made a special study of chills, and their cure. I think I 
have found the remedy. Would you like to hear it ? Quinine and salt made into a strong tea and taken before and 
after meals. I find it is splendid. 

Expect me Saturday with my polly. Lovingly, 

Cassie Belle Robinson. 

Dear me, I had no idea her zeal would carry her that far. Oh, these fascinating poUys ! I'm sure there will 
be lots of fun hearing "Pearle" talk. 

Here's a business like letter from New York. I wonder whom it's from. I feel like I'm playing some kind of 
puzzle game. Well, the best way to find out is to open the letter, I suppose, so — 

New York, N. Y. 
Dear Esther. — I was so glad to hear from you again, and happier still at the prospect of seeing you so soon, 
and being with Class '13. 

This is not a busy time with me, and I can come so conveniently. You doubtless know that I am one of the 
most famous composers of sentimental and ragtime songs of today. Your eyes have no doubt filled with tears 
over the pathetic little gem entitled, "When I saw your last dressmaker's bill, my Angeline," It is considered the 
greatest song-hit since "Love me and the world is mine." 

I'm so glad Mattie Mae will be with us, for I'm sure she will be able to give my songs an artistic rendering, 
especially some of the coming ones. 

Thank you again for your invitation. Sincerely, 

Sarah Rives. 

How lovely I Sarah was always so talented, and had such beautiful ideas of sentiment. I must buy that 
sweet song right away, for she must not know that I've never heard it. I'm getting excited ; I believe they are all 


What in the world : "Florida, Barnum and Bailey, Winter Quarters." This is certainly a puzzle. Who of 
Class '13 could have risen to circus fame? I'm almost afraid to open it. 

Barnum & Bailey, Winter Quarters, Florida. 

Dear Esther. — It was so thoughtless of you to have your house party in the summer. That is the only 
time that I can't come. You ought to know that as "The Living Skeleton" in Barnum & Bailey's circus I can't 
be away from my business in the summer. 

How I would like to come! Still, I suppose it's best that I can't come, for I know I would eat too much, 
and you know to gain as much as five pounds would be ruinous to a person of my position. One of my best tricks 
is to slide through an ordinary stovepipe, and you know I must be thin to do that. 

Give Class '13 my love. Sincerely, Anna Crawford. 

Well, I always knew Anna wasn't slim for nothing. But what a shame she can't come. Well, cheer up, 
we'll read on. 

New Jersey. A decided jump from Florida, and I hope the jump means an acceptance. I'm really nervous 
about this one, but it can't be any worse than poor Anna sliding through a stovepipe ; so, be still, my beating 
heart — 

Newark, New Jersey. 

Dear Esther. — You have no idea how sorry I am that I can't come to your house party, but if you have 
noticed the papers lately you can understand why. 

There is a cup offered to the woman aviator who crosses the Atlantic in the shortest time. As I hold the 
championship for long distance flights it is necessary that I compete to keep my standing. 

You remember I always was adventurous and reckless, and aviation oflfers the best method of indulging 
these tendencies. If you will come to Newark I'll be glad to take you up a few thousand miles and let you look 
around. There is a certain thrill in being miles above the earth with only ocean beneath you. 

Please give Class '13 my love, and remember me in your fun. Sincerely, 

Bertha Sanderson. 

They say truth is stranger than fiction, and I believe it. Bertha, of all people, being so daring. I certainly 
agree with her in saying there is a thrill in being above the earth some few miles. I'll stick to terra firma, if you 

This letter looks artistic and stagy. It must be from some of our oratorical stars. Let's hope she's coming, 
whoever she is. 

Chicago, Illinois. 

Dear Esther.— Your sweet letter came most opportunely, for I was on the eve of making another engage- 
ment. I shall be so glad to come, for it happens that I will be in your city anyway on the date for which you in- 
vited us. 

I am known today as the successor to Julia Marlowe, and have so very many engagements that it keeps me 
busy. I am going to give Macbeth in your town during the week of your party, and can be with the girls most 
of the time. 


I always did go in for tragedy and heavy things at school, and since entering upon my public career I have 
found my greatest success in such roles. 1 expect to tour Europe next season, but my greatest dream is to play 
to an exclusive critical Athens audience. If I can't do that I can do what is next best, play to my class. 

Hoping to see you soon, I am, with love, Ethi:l M.\e Hightovvi:r. 

Dear, dear, won't we feel honored. The second Marlowe visiting me is almost too much, but I don't doubt we 
will find her the same Ethel Mae we always knew. 

South Africa, this postmark reads, I do believe. How did our class get so scattered? I hardly dare hope this 
one is coming, but maybe there's a chance. You can't tell about Class '13, you know. 

Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. 

Dear Esther. — What a comfort your letter was to me, so far away from everyone I know ! It was only by 
a lucky chance that I happen to be coming home just about the time your invitation states that you expect us. 
We missionaries can not come and go as we wish, but are subject to the orders of our head missionary. Miss 
Moore, once our beloved President. 

I have been here nearly seven years, and expect to return. We have a little organ in our school, and I have 
kept up my music. Still, some of the more difficult works of Chopin and Liszt are hardly possible on it. 

I simply love the African savages. They are so sweet and kind, only they were rude enough once to fry one 
of our number for breakfast. It was a very sad afifair. 

I have so much to tell you when I see you. Expect me soon. Sincerely, 

Ruth Burns. 

Now isn't that lovely? Just the luckiest chance I ever heard of. But Ruth a missionary; that's strange. Oh, 
of course, it is due, doubtless, to Louise's influence. The dear child. 

This seems a little more civilized. Boston, Mass. Let me see, who lives there? I can't just remember what 
Boston makes me think of. Well, no matter, I'll see who is living there now. 

Boston Massachusetts. 

De.\r Esther. — It seems a perfect shame that I can't come to your house party, but you know a person with 
a career has no time for private pleasure. On the very day on which you expect us, I am to give a Lyceum number 
at Athens College. 

You remember I joined the Redpath Company soon after leaving school and am now one of the highest- 
priced readers in the business. I am realizing my ambition to the fullest extent. 

The only flaw in my happiness is that Sarah and I are not together. But business is business, and I always 
stick by my duty. 

How I would like to come. Give Class '13 my best wishes. Lovingly 

Nelle Gotten. 

What a shame she can't come ! Think of giving a Lyceum at Athens. She must feel queer about it. But that 
was always Nelle's dream and ideal. Oh, that wonderful class! 


Another business like letter. I feel like I'm in a regular old-fashioned senior class meeting. I know this one, 
whomever she is, can't come, but I'll certainly see why. 

New York, New York. 

Dearest Esther. — Your invitation came this morning, and you can not imagine what a pleasure it would be 
could I accept, but you know my position as sporting editor of the New York World keeps me very much confin 
ed to tlie city. You know, too. that the baseball season is almost here, and I have to keep my eyes open for all 
the dope, as we editors express it. 

You remember my intense interest in outdoor sports almost made me lose my degree in school. However, 
I didn't, and now consider myself the foremost authority on football, baseball, prize fights, and I even keep up 
with the rather over-strenuous sports of croquet andcheckers. 

How I would love to be with yougirls again, but I can't possibly arrange to leave. There's a game pending 
between New York and Greene University School which requires my attention. 

Remember me to Class '13. Sincerely, 

Elizabeth Simmons. 

What a dreadfully busy person ! That's right, Elizabeth was very much "addicted" to outdoor sports. I 
wonder if she arranged the game between Greene and New York. New York certainly is ambitious to get into 
fast company, as the baseball language puts it. 

Well, this one is also in America, and I'm very, very glad. I confess I stand a little in awe of these foreign- 
looking stamps. They remind me of the letters on the class pennant of 1912. But I musn't reminisce. 

Chicago, Illinois. 

Dear Esther. — .As the Irishman said, I am "teakettled" to be able to come to your house party. You know, 
I am doing a high-class vaudeville act, my specialty being jokes of all kinds, and, incidentally, I am also adver- 
tising a splendid hair tonic that our beloved preceptor — Miss MacDougall — discovered while working in the 
chemistry laboratory. 

I don't have much to do in the summer, so I'll be there with bells on. I hope to make some sales among the 
girls if I can. The tonic is really excellent. It's what I used in my Senior year at Athens. So expect me with 
two trunks of hair tonic and a new supply of jokes. Lovingly, 

Ruth Jacods (Alias "Jake"). 

We always teased "Jake" and said she was a Jew, because she was named Jacobs, and now I just know it. 
Bringing that hair tonic here to sell proves it. 

Won't we love to hear her tell some of her funny jokes again? Her hair must be touching the floor by now, 
for she had a good running start when I saw her last. 

Oh, I knew it was coming! Another foreign letter! It does seem that Class '13 loves to travel. But that 
sounds like "sour grapes." so I won't say anything more. 

Switzerland. Lake Geneva. 

My Dear Esther. — Your sweet letter almost made me homesick for all the dear old girls of Class '13. 
What a pleasure it would be to be able to have another senior class meeting! 


You may know already that I am devoting my time to the study of aesthetic dancing, with the hope of up- 
lifting the Terpsichorean art to the high level to which it is entitled. 

The graceful barn dance and fascinating jig are my especial favorites, and I hope to keep my reputation as 
the most graceful and artistic classic dancer before the public today. 

My many engagements will make it impossible to accept your invitation, but please give all the girls a kiss for 
nie. Lovingly, 

Ruby Van Hooser. 

Words fail me. Ruby, the dignified, sedate, and unapproachable, studying aesthetic dancing! Well, of course, 
she would indulge in no other kind, but that's the worst — Ruby ! ! ! But how I wish she could come. Well, there 
must be some disappointments. 

This is queer. An American stamp, but foreign-looking postmark. Who can it be? If it is another shock 
like Ruby gave me I'll be a subject for the asylum. 

Fiji Islands. 

Dear Esther. — Your invitation was such a surprise and pleasure to me. I have been so busy for the past 
ten years that I had almost lost sight of Class '13. 

My position as American Consul in the Fiji Island keeps me very much occupied, and gives me very little 
time for my private pleasures. I have been Uncle Sam's representative for five years, and have managed so well, 
especially along financial lines, that I expect to spend my life here. 

Diplomatic service always appealed to me ; you remember that even in school I manifested much skill and 
diplomacy, especially in my relations with the faculty. 

You see, then, what a busy person I am, and what a sacrifice I am making when I tell you I am going to neg- 
lect my business and come. I hope Class '13 will appreciate the favor. Hastily, 

JosiE McCaleb. 

Still busy! Will she never get over it? I wonder if her position is any harder than Business Manager of the 
Oracle was. Well, I'm certainly glad she is coming, and I think we'll make her forget business for awhile 

This must be from my old-time roommate. No, it is from Cincinnati, and I'm sure she's not there. 

Cincinnati, Ohio. 

My Dear Ex-Roomm.\te. — It is so kind of you to have our dear Class '13 together at a house party, and I 
am so very happy that I can come. 

Would you like to know something of what I'm doing? You doubtless remember that I have always work- 
ed very hard along musical lines and have always hoped to make something of my voice. I have been studying 
constantly since leaving college, and now I am at the head of the vocal department of The Cincinnati Conserva- 
tory of Music. 


I'll tell you confidentially that I have aspirations toward grand opera. The dream of my life is to sing Mar- 
guerite in Faust. I have already made a decided success in concert singing. I will be glad to give my old class- 
mates the opportunity of hearing my voice once again, and to give them pleasure. 

Can you make room for an extra trunk? I wish to bring a few songs. With love, 

Mattie Mae Pearson. 

It is from her! How splendid it is that she is so successful! I can remember now how fervently and sweet- 
ly she sang our chorus on class day years ago. She even buttoned her shoes to "Juanita", and combed her hair 
to "Sweet Bye and Bye." Such talent is a cause for class pride, without doubt. 

The last letter, and from a good old state, too, Oklahoma. I feel like this is going to be a surprise, and yet 
a pleasure. But to relieve the suspense, I'll read it. 

Okl.mioma Citv. 

Dear Esther. — Your kind invitation came today. Will arrive Saturday with little Hazel, John, and Jen- 
nings Forsythe. You know I can't leave them, and I am coming to have the time of my young life. You know 
Methodist preachers, like the one I married, are so easy to manage. They can adapt themselves so easily to cir- 
cumstances. In fact, since marrying me, he has found it necessary to do considerable adapting. No, I don't 
think I'll have anything to worry about in leaving him alone. You remember I was always very domestic in my 
tastes, and I have taken some pains to inculcate some of my principles in my husband's disposition. 

He has learned to clean house beautifully, and can cook such lovely breakfasts. 

But I'll see you soon and will tell you the rest. 

The children are delighted. Love and kisses, 

Zella McWhorter. 
(Better known as "Squirt"). 

"They come not in single spies, but in battalions." Three! Where will I stow them away! But won't 
Squirt be charming in her little family circle ; so gentle, retiring, yet gracious and womanly. Thinking of all 
these wonderful careers of my classmates, I would almost be discontented were it not that I see Zella keeps me 
company as a prosaic, old married woman. 

I Want to Be 

I want to be! You ought to see! 

I want to be! You ought to see! 

I want to be at Athens College ! You ought to see our Athens College, 

Where the girls are many, and the boys are few ; Where the girls know how to bang and smash ; 

Where lessons are fierce, and there's lots to do ! Where their pocketbooks are free from cash ! 

Oh! I'm going! Of course I'm going 

To that Limestone County school. 


Conferring of Mock Decrees 

OUNG ladies, the time for wiiich you have longed and striven so earnestly has arrived. It gives me 
much pleasure to have the privilege of addressing you on this auspicious occasion. I also experience a 
peculiar ecstasy upon looking into the faces of so many of our friends from the classic town of Athens. 
This arouses within me a mixed feeling of sadness and merriment as I view the serious young faces 
of the departing Senior Class. When I gaze upon this great quantity class, as a whole, the highly impressive and 
patriotic motto, "E pluribus unum," weighs heavily upon my cerebrum. But now, although it is exceeding en- 
cumbering to suppress the works of emotion, which flow from my heart into my throat, I must betake myself to 
the arduous task of duly presenting you with your degrees. 

It is my pleasure to present diplomas first to those young ladies who have honored this miraculous institu- 
tion by attending it since the days of their pinafores and all-day suckers. Miss Anna Puryear Crawford, I en- 
dow with the degree of Spinster of Docility. 

To Miss Sarah Walker Rives I present the degree of Bachelor of Inquisitiveness. 

We would not have one of our sweetest girls feel that we have ignored her strenuous and close application to 
her academic studies, but for obvious reasons it is necessary to confer the degree of Spinster of Ugliness upon 
Miss Nelle Cotton. 

It is only befitting that one of this scholastic assembly should receive a M. R. S. degree. It gives me an ad- 
ditional pleasure to present this to Miss Ethel Mae Hightower, who has so honorably won it. 

Naturally out of so numerous a unison there would be one who does not look on the serious side of life, but, 
instead, takes pleasure in those incidents which do not tend to invigorate mental activity. I can hardly say I take 
pleasure, but, nevertheless, it is encumbent upon me to present to Miss Elizabeth Ludwig Simmons the degree 
of Bachelor of Frivolity. 

Five years ago a dumpy little girl rolled off the 4 o'clock train, preparing to enter the Senior class of the 
Academy. In these long years that we have been associated with this little girl, her loving and aflfectionate dis- 
position has been so fully displayed to our observing visual instruments that many of us have had our hearts beat 
in sympathetic unison with hers. We earnestly desire that in her future life some noble streetcar conductor, or 
an elegantly refined News Butch, or a morbidly handsome prizefighter will have his heart pierced by the shafts of 
Dan Cupid whenever this dainty little maiden appears upon his horizon. This degree of Bachelor of Romance 
I confer upon Miss Zella Abigale McWhorter. 

It doesn't take a close observer to see the appropriateness of this degree. Upon Ruth Jacobs I confer this 

Bachelor's degree. 


Tliere are two honorary members that are well deserving, and are to receive their Masters' degree on this 
occasion. Because of his earnest endeavors in our behalf I feel divinely gratified in conferring upon our 
Chaplain, Rev. B. B. Glascow, this degree of Doctor of Brevity. 

Four years ago a very bashful, overgrown girl entered the Freshman class. Her slowness of speech was a 
great mortification to her, as well as to her instructors. As time went on her diffidence increased, and as a 
Senior it is difficult to extricate a word from her. Nevertheless I deem it a great honor for the degree of D. A. 
T. E. to be won by Miss Esther Louise Barrett. 

We can only quote from Browning — 

"There's a woman like a dewdrop, she's so purer than the purest : 
And her noble heart's the purest, yes. 
And her sure faith's the surest. 

.And her eyes are dark and humid like the depth of lustre 
Hid i' the harebelles, while her tresses, 
Sunnier than the wild grape, cluster. 

Gush in golden-tinted plenty down her neck's rose-misted marble : 
Then her voice's music — call it and the wells bubbling, the birds warble." 

When I view the countenance of Miss Mattie Mae Pearson, it deeply intensifies my gratification to be able 
to present her with this degree of Bachelor of Beauty. 

It has been said, "Vanity, vanity, saith the preacher, all is vanity." The degree of Spinster of Vanity has 
been well earned by Miss Bertha March Sanderson. 

Whenever the various members of the student bodyhave become entangled in any difficulties, we know whose 
services it has required to straighten them out, consequently I confer the degree of Bachelor of Policy upon Miss 
Ruth Craig Burns. 

"Smile and the world smiles with you." I give the degree of Bachelor of Afifectation to Miss Ruby Van 

It is a deplorable fact that one member of this illustrous class has not attained the dignity which her years 
should warrant. It becomes my painful duty to confer upon her the only degree for which she is eligible. I there- 
fore take pleasure in presenting to Miss Cassie Belle Robinson the degree of Bachelor of Babyishness. 

After ponderously considering one of our hardworking students, and after thinking impressively of both 
her faults and her beneficial points, after duly discussing in Faculty meeting her diligence in smashing, and 
springing her wonderful faculty in emphasizing the crescendo and bringing out the melody, her native ability, her 
positive prejudice against practicing, her antipathy to early rising, and her remarkable preference for after- 
noon teas, we have decided that the cons outweigh the pros, and we will have to wait until some future date to 
confer a certificate in Music upon Miss Kittie McCandless. 


Last Will and Testament 

County of Limestone, February 28, 1913. 

We, the members of the Athens College Senior Class, residing in the town of Athens, County of Limestone, 
Eighth Congressional District, State of Alabama, being of sound mind, and being warned by common consent of 
the Faculty, that we must soon depart this student existence ; and also being desirous of disposing of such of 
our possessions as may be beneficial to those remaining in these halls, do make and declare the following to be our 
last will and testament, to wit : 

First. — We give, devise and bequeath to all our audience, jointly and severally, the great benefits derived 
from coming together from time to time to hear the words of wisdom uttered from our lips ; also our kindest 
thoughts and remembrances when we are no longer permitted to reside iii the town of Athens. 

Second. — We give, bequeath, and devise to our honored President, Miss Moore, our gymnasium suits, ten- 
nis shoes, any boxes of rouge we may happen to leave, and all of our false bangs and curls. 

Third. — We give, bequeath, and devise to the members of the Faculty our bedroom slippers, candles, pine- 
knots, alarm clocks, and tea sets. 

Fourth. — To the younger members of the Faculty we give and becjueath our surplus dignity, if there should 
happen to be any. 

Fifth. — To the students of the Academy we give, bequeath and devise such of our ideals and ambitions as 
may tend to make them strive toward higher goals. 

Sixth. — We give, bequeath, and devise to the Freshmen our bright-red hair ribbons, to replace -their green 
ones, and our generous supply of middies, in order that they may be enabled to get to breakfast on time, and the 
privilege of going to town unchaperoned. 

Seventh. — To the Sophomores we give, bequeath and devise all privileges possible for a student to possess, 
.some "midnight oil," and a volume of English poetry. 

Eighth. — We give and bequeath to the Juniors all of our songbooks, the pleasure of sitting on the back seat 
at church, the fun derived from long afternoon walks, and the ability to look after their own affairs. 

We hereby constitute and appoint Dr. William J. Hagen, without bond, to be the sole executor of this, our 
last will and testament. 

Witness our hand and seal, this twenty-eighth day of February, 1913. 

Athens College Senior Cl.xss. 
Witnesses: Fr.\nk Brandon and Henri Fusch. 












Junior Class 


LucKKTiA Henry President Exnis Mat'I'hews Treasurer 

Clakk'I': Burton Vice ['resident F^ena Terrs I'oet 

yiAMv Whitman Secretary .\[ii.i)Ki;i) Siii:rr(H) Historian 




"/()_v rises ill INC lilx'c a siiiiiiiicr moon." 

Y. W. C. A.; J. C. L. S. : A. A, A.: K. O. S. ; Orchestra: 
Dramatic Club; Bowknots : Towel Alley; Athenian Staff; 
Glee Club \o. 2 ; Class Basketball, 



"Cinitciilinriit is a s/^lriutid tliiiu/." 
J. C. L. S. ; Dramatic Club; (ilee Club No. 2. 



"'I'tic rest is silence." 
C. E. L. S. ; Glee Club No. 2. 

()L.\ C()SI'i:r, .\.i;., 

NAPn;k. TKN.N'. 

"Ila/^f'y am 1 : from cure I'm free! 
irtiy aicii'l llh-y all eonlriitcd lihc mC:'"' 

Y. W. C. A.; J. C. L. S. : A. A. A.; Dirly Dozen; Oracle 
Hoard; Glee Club No. 2; Class Basketball. 




"Still constant is a wondrous excellence." 
Y, W. C. A. ; G. E. L. S. ; Glee Club No. 2. 





"Knowledge is power." 

Y. W. C. A. ; J. C. L. S. ; A. A. A. ; K. O. S. ; Athenian 
Staff; Glee Club No. 2. 

"When she imll, she mil, 
And you may depend on it; 
If she wont, she wont. 
And tlmt's an end on it." 
Y. W. C. A.; J. E. L. S. ; K. O. S. ; Oracle Board; Glee 

Club No. 2. 



"Thy modesty is a candle to thy merit." 

Y. W. C. A.; J. C. L. S. ; A. A. A.; Class Basketball; Glee 
Club No. 2. 



"That saiv the manners in the face." 
G. E. L. S. ; Y. W. C. A. ; D. K. P. ; A. A. A. ; Class Basket- 



"As true as I live." 
Y. W. C. A. ; J. C. L. S. ; A. A. A. ; Glee Club No. 2. 



"Blushing is the color of virtue." 
Y. W. C. A. ; J. C. L. S;. A. A. A.; Glee Club No. 2. 



"Better late than never." 
Y. W. C. A.; J. C. L. S. ; D. K. P.; A. A. A.; B. T. M. ; 
M. M. M.; Dirty Dozen; Doo Dollies; Basketball; Oracle 
Board: X. Y. Z. ; Glee Club No. 2. 



"Hope elevates and joy brightens her crest." 

Y. W. C. : J. C. L, S. ; A, A. A. ; K. O. S. ; B. T. M. ; M. M. 
M.; Dirty Dozen; Doo DoUie; Basketball; X. Y. Z.; Glee 
Club No. 2, Bowknots. 


Junior Class History 

EXT to romance, history is the most interesting division of Hterature. The history of all peoples is im- 
portant and well worth knowing, and perhaps the most important and the one best worth knowing is 
the history of the Junior Class of Athens College. 

In the year 1910, one bright September afternoon, the 4 o'clock train rolled into Athens, Ala., and 
a crowd of eager-faced girls scrambled ofif and started ona run for the College — lean girls, fat girls, long girls, 
short girls, rosy girls, pale girls — all bound for the Freshman class. They were bright, fun-loving girls from 
the first. They were always in hot water, because of some mischief that they had done, but they entered the 
Freshman class safely, and excepting the four "exam." periods, had the jolliest sort of a year. Among them was 
a dear little roly-poly girl from far away China — Sung Vong Tsung. Two of the brightest girls in the class were 
from Missouri, and the rest were Sunny South girls. 

In 1911-12 they became serious Sophomores. But they had not changed, except that they wore their skirts a 
little longer and had a few more wrinkles in their brains. They were not noted for being the most brilliant class 
in school, by any means, but they had always had the reputation of keeping out of class rows. They have always 
attended peacefully to their own afifairs and kept out of trouble. 

In 1912-13 they were a jolly set of Juniors. They kept their privileges splendidly, although two or three 
members of the class were in constant danger of losing these precious treasures. They lived very peacefully, and 
all during their Junior year, without having any realwars — only a few skirmishes now and then. But poor 
girls ! How busy they were all the time ! You see every girl in the Junior class could sing so melodiously that they 
were constantly in demand at recitals, concerts, minstrels, funerals, etc. In fact, the director of Voice was so 
pleased with their marvelous voices that she had them organize a club, called "Glee Club No. 2." They had 
looked forward for three years to the Junior reception. They had always envied the Seniors and Juniors of hav- 
ing this honor, but when- the time came for them to partake as hostesses in this wonderful aflfair, they learned 
that the Junior reception was not all pleasure. It made a big hole in their pocketbooks and caused them to rack 
their brains for weeks trying to think of some mode for entertaining their honorable guests. 

There is nothing very exciting to relate in the history of the Junior class. The members have never accom- 
plished anything very wonderful in any line of work, but "the race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the 
strong." Year after year they are adding to their small store of knowledge. Little by little they are leaving be- 
hind them "the glad wild ways of their schoolgirl days", and are growing into sweet, dignified womanhood. 

May the end of their Senior year find them grown purer in character and more learned in wisdom. 

Historian 14. 

Junior Glass Poem 

Of all the classes that e'er you saw, 

Yeo ho ! girls ! ho ! Yeo ho ! Yeo ho ! 
There's none like the Junior class, I know ; 

Yeo ho ! Yeo ho ! Yeo ho ! 
It wins the race, and takes its place, 

Upon the teachers' roll 
As the merriest class ; for each fair lass 

Has a fun-loving soul, 
And whispers sly, when "exams." are nigh : 
"I believe I'm in a hole!" 

Yeo ho ! girls ! ho ! Yeo ho ! 


The Junior class old Athens' pride shall be ! 

Miss Moore! we'll show — 

Yeo ho ! Yeo ho ! how true we are ! 

The Junion class old Athens' pride shall be ! 

The Junior class its pride shall be! 

In German we are known to shine, 
Yeo ho! girls! ho! Yeo ho! Yeo ho! 

And no class sings one-half so fine ! 
Yeo ho! Yeo ho! Yeo ho! 

Oh ! soft and low, in joy and woe. 

Our voices clear make old Brown Hall 
Resound with cheer from wall to wall ! 

We learn to give, we learn to live, in Athens dear. 

Yeo ho ! girls ! ho ! Yeo ho ! Yeo ho ! 


Sophomore Class 








"Paliciicc is <i necessary iuyrcdiciit of genius' 
Y. W. C. A. ; G. E. L. S. ; L. B. A, ; A. A. A. 



"A prouct talking sparl;. 

Y. W. C. A.; J. C. L. S. 



■//(' tlhil stiHllctli his lips is estccnieit a man of niidcislanding." 
K. O. S. ; V. \V. C. .\. : J. C. L. S. ; Towel Alley: Art Club. 



''Her faviirite liero is Sir It'illiani Pitt." 
J. C. L. S. ; D. A. O. ; Athenian Board. 



"Care to our coffin adds a nail no doubt. 
Hut ei'cry grin so merry draies one out." 

Y. W. C. A.; K. O. S. ; Jollv Bachelors: Doo Dollies; Row 
Knot : J. C. L. S. 



"Hang sorroze! Care'Il kill a cat." 

K. O. S. ; Dood Uollies : Jolly Bachelors; Dirtv Dozen; 
Y. W. C. A. : A. .\. A. : J. C. L. S. 


"./ clear conscience is a sure card.' 
Y. W. C. A.; (i. E. L. S. ; Glee Club. 


J. c. 



"At Christmas play and make good cheer, 
For Christmas comes but once a year." 

L. S. ; Y. W. C. A. ; D. K. P. ; M. M. M. ; Skeeters ; 

B. T. M.; Towel Alley. 



"What is your sex's earliest, latest care. 
Your heart's supreme ambition to be fair?" 

Y. W. C. A. ; J. C. L. S. ; Fair Japonica. 



"A nightingale dies for shame if anyother bird sings better^" 

L. B. A. ; Y. W. C. A. ; A, A. A. ; J. C. L. S. ; Varsity '12-'13 ; 
Class Basketball '12-'13. 



"Thou child of joy." 

L. B. A. ; S. O. S. ; M. M. M. ; Skeeters ; Doo Dollies ; Glee 
Club; A. A. A.; G. C. L. S. ; Y. W. C. A.; Big Four "B"; 
Class Basketball '13. 



"Resolved to differ." 
Y. W. C. A. ; J. C. L. S. ; A. A. A. ; Oracle Board. 


"A creature not too bright or good for human nature's 
daily food." 

Y. W. C. A. ; G. E .L. S. ; Dramatic Club. 

G. E. L. S 



"The same today and tomorrow." 



"A blushing rose." 
J. C. L. S. ; D. A. O. 



"Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud." 
Oracle Board ; D. A. O. ; J. C. L. S. 



"Be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves.' 
Y. W. C. A. ; J. C. L. S. 

"A faultless body and a blameless mind.' 
Y. W. C. A. ; J. h. L. S. ; A. A. A. 

"Sharp's the word with her." 

J. E. L. S. 

"Neat, not gaudy." 
Y. W. C. A, ; J. C. L. S. ; A. A. A. 

J. C. L. S. 




"Life is a jest." 

Sophomore Poem 

Sing a song of Sophomores ! 

Jolly class fifteen! 
First in work and first in sport; 

Best class ever seen ! 

Every honor roll is graced 
With their pretty names. 

Every Soph can pitch a goal, 
They win all the games. 

Sing a song or Sophomores! 

Privileges have we : 
Not a girl we take to walk. 

Care-free as can be ! 

Sing a song of Sophomores ! 

Happiest class of all! 
Ever ready to respond 

To old Athens' call ! 

Class Poet. 


Sophomore History 

It was a great day for Athens College when we, the brilliant class of '15, entered within her proud walls. 

During our Freshman year we spent much time having fun ; nevertheless, we were a very diligent class, and 
won renown in many important phases of college life. Although we had a desperate struggle with Virgil and Ge- 
ometry, we did not lose heart, and at the close of the year were very happy to be promoted to the Sophomore 
class. As Sophomores we were determined to prove our abilities to everyone, and this, we feel sure, we have 
done, for we are the first Sophomore class to enjoy the "privileges" of the Juniors and Seniors. 

Although this year has been filled with many trials, and is said to be the hardest year in College, we have 
had many joys which we shall never forget ; and long after our schooldays have ended we shall think with much 
pleasure of the happy days we spent as Sophomores. 


Sophomore Plea for Independence 

HEN in the course of college events it becomes advisable for a class to free themselves from the 
W leading strings by which the Faculty has led them around, we, the Sophomore class of Athens College, 
consider that the best thing to do is to dispense with them forever. Being, to some extent, peaceful 
citizens, we wish to accomplish this by peaceful means, if possible; so we hereby state our claims to 
the inestimable blessing called, "Having privileges." 

First. — We feel that, with the exception of Emma Sue Morris and Amelia Walston, we are a model class, 
adverse to misbehavior of any form, which would entail the inevitable demerit. 

Second. — Our voices are sweet and low, due entirely, we must confess, to the constant example and influence 
of the Brandon sisters. (This alone is a most potent claim.) 

Third. — Two of our number come from far away Missouri ; and how are they ever to learn anything about 
North Alabama, geographically speaking, if they have not the right to walk forth ad libitum and inspect it? From 
the standpoint of education, therefore, we urge this, our claim. 

Fourth. — It is a well known fact that the tendency of all Sophomores is to become extremely fat. How can 
we ward off this evil better than by going on extended pedestrian excursions into the surrounding regions? Thus, 
from the standpoint of beauty, we urge it. 

Therefore, since we are exceedingly well-behaved, possess the low voices so charming in woman ; since we 
desire to educate our Missouri sisters, and to preserve and maintain our beauty, we earnestly desire and entreat 
those higher up, who hold the other end of the aforesaid leading strings, to let go of them, or, in other words, 
to adorn us with privileges. Signed, 

The Sophomore Cl.\ss of Athens College. 

Editor's Note.— We beg to inform our readers that the petition above was favorably received and the Sophs 
are now among the elite of the earth. 




Freshman Class 


ZULA COOLEY President 


MARY BAGLEY Historian 




"He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty." "A jolly good fellow." 

L. B. A., Athenian Board, Glee Club, J. C. L. S., Bow Knots, ^- ^- ^- ^- • ' 

Towel Alley, Fair Japonica, D. H. B. 



MERLE BATSON, "Love one human being with warmth and purity and thou 

ROCKFORD, ALA. wHt lovB the world." 

"Gentle of speech." D. K. P.; Y. W. C. A.; A. A. A.; G. E. L. S. ; Varsity '13; 

vwrAAAATr-Tc Class Basketball '13; Jolly Bachelors; B. T. M. ; M. M. M.; 

Y. W. U A., A. A. A., J. L. L. b. p^^ Dollies. 

IVA MAE CLEMMONS, hazel green, ala. 

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. , . ,. , , , 

' A little nonsense now and then 
"Fill all my bones with aches." Is relished by the best of men." 

Y. W. C. A., J. C. L. S., A. A. A. K. O. S. ; Y. W. C. A.; J. C. L. S. ; A. A. A.; B. T. M. ; 

M. M. M. ; Doo Dollies ; D. H. B. 



G. E. L. S.; Y. W. C. A.; Kodak Club; X. A. Athens, ala. 

"'Tis woman that seduces all mankind." 
J. C L. S. 

'■IVith a smile bland and child-like." ..g,^^^ ,^,^,.^ ;,^,, ^^^^ „^ ,/,^ j^^,.^, ,;,„, ^^^^ ^„ ,/,^ ,/,^,.„ 

Y. W. C. A., G. E. L. S. by the imysidc." 




"Silence is golden." 
A. A. A.; Y. W. C. A.; J. C. L. S. ; Class Basketball '13. 



"She doefh little kindnesses zvhich others leave undone." 
Y. W. C. A. ; J. C. L. S. ; Towel Alley. 



"A rosebud ivith a wilful thorn." 
D. K. P. 



"/ love it! I love it! and who shall dare 
To cliide me for loving that old arm chair?" 

K. O. S.; B. T. M.; M. M. M. ; A. A. A.: Y. W. C. A.; G. 
E. L. S. ; D. H. B. ; Jolly Bachelors. 



"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." 


"A monumental heap of simplicity and good humor." 
Y. W. C. A.; G. E. L. S. ; Kodak Club; X. A. 



"Nature hath framed strange felloivs in her time." 
J. C. L. S.; Y. W. C. A. 



"Modesty is the beauty of zvonien." 
L. B. A.; Y. W. C. A.; G. E. L. S. 



"Who goeth a borrowing goeth a sorrowing." 

L. B. A.; J. C. L. S. ; Oracle Board '13; D. H, B. ; Towel 
Alley; Y. W. C. A.; Varsity '13; Class Basketball; A. A. A. 
Jolly Bachelors. 



'7 hate nobody, I am in charity ivith the world." 
X. A.; Y. W. C. A.; Kodak Club. 



"/ am myself indifferent, honest." 

Y. W. C. A.; J. C. L. S. ; Class Basketball; Kodak Club; 
A, A. A.; Glee Club. 



"/ am the very pink of courtesy." 
J. C. L. S. 



"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches." 
Y. W. C. A. ; K. O. S. ; A. A. A. ; J. C. L. S. 



G. E. L. S.; X. A.; Glee Club; Kodak Club; Art Club; 
A. A. A. 



"Lasy bones!" 
J. C. L. S. ; D. H. B. ; Skeeters; B. T. M. 



"A zvcc. n\odest, crimson-tipped flower." 
J. C. L. S. 


Freshman History 

|N the fall of 1912 a party of bright-faced, rollicking girls, whom the 
Seniors looked upon with disdain, entered the old Athens College gates. 
How or why they should know that we were Freshmen is a mystery to 
us, but I suppose when we have reached the dignity and maturity of 
our elders — the Seniors — perhaps we, too, will know a Freshman at sight. Nev- 
ertheless, we were spotted and looked upon with pity, as though we had just been 
allowed to enjoy this life by special consideration. However, the Freshmen have 
survived the locdcs, and hope to return next year to see how it feels to be "above" 
a mere "Freshie." 


Freshman Poem 

The jolly band of which I tell. 

Of fourteen girls consisting, 
Cast o'er this school a greater spell 

Than any class existing. 
For each girl has a quiet mien, 

A face that's ever fair; 
And nothing ever worries them — 

Demerits, toil, nor care. 

The many members of the class 

Call Athens, dear, their home; 
To find more witty, lovely girls, 

One very far must roam. 
The kindly traits of all mankind, 

Are found combined in them ; 
And every one admits the fact — 

Each Freshman is a gem. 



TirGiioKi»\-i3 — 

Senior Academy Class 



NETTYE BAGLEY Vice President 




EDITH ARCHIBALD, lanier, ala. 

GORDO, ALA. "I'm sure care's an enemy to life." 

-I am the very pink of courtesy." g^^^^j y^^^-^^ Basketball; Y. W. C. A.; A. A. A.; M. L. 

Y. W. C. A.; J. C. L. S. C. ; D. H. B.; J. C. L. S, 



"Age can not wither her nor custom stale her infinite variety" "^ ^^d rather have a fool to make me merry 

Than experience to make me sad. 

Bowknots; B. T. M.; L. B. A.; S. O. S.; J. C. L. S.; D. H. ^ \, ^, ^, ^, „ ^ ,, .. „ 

B • Skeeters D. K. P. ; S. O. S. ; Glee Club ; Skeeters ; B. T. M. ; D. H. 

" ■ B.; Kodak Club. 



"Still constant is her wondrous excellence." euphronia, ala. 

TDAT/-TCT7T • r^TLTD-r ,Ai "Whosc little body lodged a mighty mmd. 

L. B. A.; J. C. L. S. ; Fair Japonica ; D. H. B.; Towel Al- 
ley; Bowknots. G. E. L. S. 



"A merry heart goes all the day." "^ Jf" •*'"'"' myself highly fed." 

A. A. A.; Second Varsity; J. C. L. S. ; Y. W. C. A. Glee Club; Towel Alley. 



"Let the world sUde." "True it is that I have seen better days." 

L. B. A. ; Bowknots ; Skeeters. J. C. L. S. ; Y. W. C. A. 




"She is not so old but she may learn." 
Y. W. C. A. ; Towel Alley. 



"All womankind loves a lover." 
Y. W. C. A. ; J. C. L. S. ; D. H. B. ; Towel Alley. 



"My heart is true as steel.' 
J. C. L. S. ; Camp Fire ; Y. W. C. A. 



"/ am a child of my grandmother Eve." 


"/ will answer all things faithfully" 


"O for a forty-parson power." 
G. E. L. S.; A. A. A. 



"/ awoke one morning and found myself famous." 
J. C. L. S. 

J. C. L. S. 



"Because it makes us smile.' 



"The secret of success is constancy to purpose." 



"A lovely being scarcely formed or moulded." 
J. C. L. S. 



"Society is now my highest aim." 

Senior Academy Glass Poem 

I, the class poet, may my fame increase, 
Awoke one night from a dream of peace. 
And saw by the moonhght in my room, 
Making it rich as carnations bloom. 
An angel who wrote in a book of gold. 

My Academy course had made me bold ; 

So I bravely unto the vision said, 
"What writest thou?" He raised his head, 

And said in tones that gripped me fast : 
"The names of failures and those who passed." 

A while I sat ; I said no word ; 
Pondering the message I had heard. 
I knew that while our teachers true. 
Pass some, yet must they fail a few. 
Knowing not whom I then defied ; 
I rose, and to the angel cried : 
"Oh, tell me, pray, about my class ! 
Tell me if any failed to pass; 
Because we thought that it was right 
To play all day in sunshine bright. 
For knowledge now I humbly sue ; 
Oh, tell me, did we all get through ?" 

I ceased, and stood in anxious dread. 
Again the vision raised his head; 

His soft words freed my heart from pain ; 
I found our work was not in vain, 
And each could now, quite free from care 
The smile of triumph proudly wear. 
Yes, all had passed, including me ; 
Some had made D's and some a C. 
But does it matter what the grade? 
Our honors in the fight we made. 

I mused awhile with joy profound. 
While heavenly glory shone around; 
Then looked to where the vision bright 
Had stood, but all again was night. 
A voice came to me from the gloom: 
'Fight on, dear girls, while in youth's bloom; 
Faint not, the battle's now half won. 
The prize is yours when all is done ! 
Though often dark and drear life seems, 
Keep true to your ideals and dreams." 
Oh, silence absolute — and then 
My heart responded with "amen." 

Oh, classmates dear, when far apart. 
We'll keep enshrined within our heart 
Academy days, so fair, so bright, 
And onward, upward, ever fight. 

Cl.\ss Poet. 


Senior Academy Song 

Oh, we are the girls of the old A. C, 
We are of the Senior class 
Of Athens College Academy. 
Twenty girls so bright and fair. 


And the halls ring out with song and shout, 
And the halls ring out with song and shout, 

Of the Senior Academy, 

Of the Senior Academy, 
Hooray ! Hooray ! 

Of the Senior Academy. 

The campus green has never seen 
Maidens as gay as we ; 
And not many days will pass away 
Ere we leave the Academy. 



Sub-Senior Academy Class 



"Patience is llic necessary ingredient of genius. 
J. C. L. S. ; A. A. A.; Y. W. C. A.: Chi Alpha: Camp Fire. 



"Priiici/tle is ci'cr my motto." 

Y. W. C. A.; A. A. A.; Second Varsity; J. C. L. S. ; M. L 
C. ; Towel Alley ; Camp Fire. 


EorAI.lTV, AI.A. 

' Everytliing comes if a man ■tcill only zvait.' 



"Let do'ix'n the curtain, I'm in for fun." 

Second Varsity; M. L. C. ; .\. .\. .\. ; Fair Japoniea; Camp 



7 am ruled by time, the leisest counselor of tlieni all." 

"So much is a man -^cortli as lie esteems himself.' 



".Xobility is my virtue." 

Junior Academy Glass 



"Necessity knows no law." 
Y. W. C. A.; Chi Alpha; A. A. A.; Camp Fire. 



"Wc will take the good-will for the deed.' 
J. C, L. S.; M. L. S.; Towel Alley. 



"One may be humble out of pride.' 
L. B. A.; J. C. L. S.; A. A. A. 



"Habit is a second nature.' 



"My appetite comes to me while eating.' 
J. C. L. S.; Y. W. C. A.; A. A. A.; Scouts. 



"What is well done is done soon enough." 
J. C. L. S. ; Fair Japonica ; K. H. P. 



"I'm almost frightened out of my seven senses.' 



"Little said is soonest mended" 
Y. W. C. A. 



"And had a face like a blessing." 



"Given to hospitality." 



"Fair and softly goes far." 



D. K. P.; D. H. B.; A. A. A.; Glee Club; S. O. S. 


"A faultless body and a blameless mind.' 



"Mo season now for calm familiar talk." 


"The mildest manners and the gentlest heart." 


"I'm always in haste." 



"Remember that time is money.' 

Sophomore Academy Class 

Lois BuUNKTTli 

LuciLK Crutch KR 



lu.NA Daniel .... 
Louise Ester . 

Bessie Hinds . 
Hattie Hinds . 
Ett.v Hine . 

Gu.ssiE Smith 

\tliens, Ala. 
. Xapier, Tenn. 

\i:i.Lh: TRIliliLE 

. Alliens. Ala. 
. . Arab. Ala. 
. . . Arab, Ala. 
\thens. Ala. 

Athens, Ala. 

I'lancii ^IcCurry Anniston, Ala. 

BoBiiY AIcGuFFii-: Fackler, Ala. 

Nancy Martin Athens, Ala. 


Gladys Phillips Huntsville, Ala. 

Georce Pope Athens, Ala. 

. Athens. Ala. (Iladys Rex fro Opelika, Ala. 

Irregular Academy Class 

AxxiE Hinds Arab, Ala. 

"The poi^'cr of thous;ht, the magic of the mind!" 

Freshman Academy Class 

Christine Clay Athens, Ala. 

Annie W'ray Grisham . . . Athens. 

Gay Ki-:lli:y 

Mar\' Scott Moore . Athens, .\la. 
.XicTTiE Lou Witt 


LiLA York . 

a1.\cc.v al\rtin 
Frances Nel.son . 
F{elen Nethery . 


. Athens, .Ala. 
.\thens. Ala. 


. Athens, .Ala. 
Athens, Ala. 
Athens, .Ma. 
Athens. .Ala. 


Normal Class 

.XELLl-: IlATCMl'ITT . . . . 


Preside lit 

. Secretary and Treasurer 



"A dtiugliter of the i/ods. diiincly tall.' 
J. C. L. S., Y. \V. C. A. 




"Mirth zccis made for ioyons lads and lassies." 
G. E. L. S.; D. K. P.: Bo\vknot.s : B. L. M. ; Kodak Club; 
Pair Japoiiica. 



J. C. L. S.; Y. W. C. A. 



"/ liree to s/'ciid my time in singing.' 
J. c. L. S.; GIcc Chib. 


"Whose gentle breast is free from all dishonest deeds or 

tliought of z'anitv." 
Y. \V. C. A. 

".-] mind eontent both eroien and kingdom is.' 
G. E. L. S. : Y. W. C. .V. : A. .-\. .\. 



".'In angel, or else an earthly paragoti. 
J. C. L. S.: Y. W. C. A. 



"/ eharge yon, dislnrb not my slnmbering.' 
J. C. L. S.; Y. W. C. A. 





"/ am not -Mtbout suspicion that I have an undeveloped 
faculty of music within me." 
J. C. L. S. ; A. A. A.; Glee Club; Fair Japonica; 
Class Basketball. 

"The mildest manners and the gentlest heart." 



'Fair tresses man's imperial rare ensnare." 



"A fairer face 'tivas ne'er my luck to see." 



"Meek and soft and maiden like." 


Have You Heard Them? 


"I want a date." 

"Suppose we're late?" 

"Isn't she just dear?" 

"I'm sick of school." 

"Let's act a fool." 

Or "Pause and drop a tear." 

"Has the mail been called?" 

"I'm simply awled." 

And "Have you read your French?" 

"I'm nearly dead." 

"Oh, dear, my head !" 

"And give me just one pinch." 

"Exams next week !" 

"Good land, what cheek!" 

"Well, I imagine so." 

"There's cream to sell." 

"Oh, there's the bell." 

"Time is so awfully slow." 

"Cut prayers with me." 

"I've lost my key." 

"I'm tired of this old grind." 

All these we hear. 

More, too, but dear ! 

They've really slipped my mind. 

When exams are passed and over, 
When summer time is come; 

When the last demerit's given, 
When the bees begin to hum; 

When study hall's forgotten, 

When the big bell rings no more ; 

When the teacher's from the platform 
Read out the last sad "four;" 

When I've cut my last hour's practice 
And played my last C scale ; 

When I've written my last old essay. 
When I've made up my very last tale; 

When the L. & N. blows, that May morn', 
Tho' a tear-drop be on my cheek, 

I think I will feel it my duty 
To go home and sleep for a week. 


Tina Lerner at Athens College 

The Athens College students and Faculty enjoyed 
the rare privilege of hearing a recital given by the 
world's most famous woman pianist, Tina Lerner. Not 
only the music lovers of Athens, but those of the neigh- 
boring cities as well, were present and had the pleasure 
of hearing her. Her charming simplicity and cordiality 
won the sympathy of her audience even before her 
wonderful technique and interpretation were made 
manifest. The following program was rendered: 

Caprice on Alcesta Gluch-Saint Salno 

Adagio in B Minor Mozart 

Rondo Brilliant Von Weber 

Fantasie in F Minor Chopin 

Etude C Sharp Minor, Op. 10 Chopin 

Etude E Major, Op. 25 Chopin 

Etude G. Flat, Op. 10 Chopm 

Nocturne F Sharp Minor Chopin 

Waltz A Flat, Op. 34 Chopin 

Barcarolle, A Minor Rubinstein 

Etude Arabesque Hiuton 

[Dedicated to Tina Lerner.] 

Valse Caprice on Strauss Tausig 

Man Lebt Nur Einmal. 

Sonetta del Pelraca, Op. 123 Liszt 

Polonaise in E Major Liszt 

Prof. Vratislav Mudroch, the celebrated violinist, 
complimented the Athens College with a beautiful re- 
cital on the evening of February 27, 1913. 
Othelo Fantasie Ernst 

a. Serenade Dadla 

b. Bohemian Folk Song Levsik 

Concerto in D Minor Wienianoski 

First and second parts. 

Accompanist : Miss Nelle Smith. 


Music Department 




MISS, ELIZABETH ILER Piano and Violin 


MISS ELIZABETH SELF . Superintendent of Practice 
MISS HALLYE McCARY . . Accompanist 


Mabel Alexander 

Mabel Biles 

Eva Mae Bowman ■ 

Janie Brown 

Carrie Louise Brandon 

Mary Rosser Brandon 

Lyndall Bradford 

Ruth Burton 
Elizabeth Buchanan 
Mootie Lou Buchanan 
Ruth Burns 
Louise Burns 
Catherine Cabeen 
Amelia Cabeen 

Margaret Callahan 
JEAN Callahan 
Vivian Carter 
Mary Clements 
Iva Mae Clemmons 
Mae Coffman 
Grace Cosper 

Stella Cosper 
Grace Cracraft 
Anna Crawford 
Mamie Crutcher 
Marie Davenport 
Azzalea Daniels 
Neva Dickey 

Martha Dismukes 
Elizabeth Duncan 
Helen Edwards 
Louise Estes 
Florence Ezell 
Carmelita Garnica 
Corinne Grigsby 

LucRETiA Henry 
Bessie Hinds 
Hattie Hinds 
Annie Hinds 
Elizabeth Hobbs 
Annie Lee Hunter 
Leah Lyle 

Annie Wray Grisham 
Vivian Guy 
Lola Guy 
Rose Harlin 
Lilly Hasson 
Maude Hamilton 
Lulu Hatchett 


Alta Igou 

Jennie Igou 

Methyle Jordan 

Ruth Jacobs 

Bessie Jones 

Lois Kennedy 

Mary Stuart McDougall 

Alma Leeth 
Carra Lee 
Agnes Mann 
Rebecca M alone 
Sallie B. Malone 
Hallie McCary 

Madeline McDaniel 
Mary Kemp McDonald 
Emma Sue Morris 
Mary Scott Moore 
Etta Moore 
Louise McCarty 

Marjorie McCoy 
Blanche McCurry 
Bobby McGuffey 
Nancy Martin 
Edith Nolen 
Euinta Osborne 

Mary Roach 
Gladys Renfro 
Sarah Rives 
Bertha Rogers 
Nelle Rogers 
Annie Royer 

Maggie Pettus 


Rebecca Ramos 
Cornelia Ramos 
George Ethel Reed 

Annette Ross 
Elizabeth Ross 
Ida Rudd 
Frances Sanders 
Maybelle Self 
Elizabeth Self 

Sung Vong-Tsung 
Leland Summers 
Madeline Summers 


Aline Tatum 
Elizabeth Tillman 

Lulu Mae Shirley 
Maggie Sloan 
Winnie Smith 
Essie Smith 
Mary Spencer 

Katherine Turner 
Blanche Walker 
Mildred Weatherly 
Annie Laurie Wilson 
Abbie Wiggs 
Addie Mae Witt 

Florence Witt 
Nettie Lou Witt 
Bert Yarbrough 
LiLA York 


Clarice Burton 
Mary Clements 
Lucile Dunlap 

Madeline McDaniel 
Mary Scott Moore 
Annette Ross 
Harriette Tutw iler 

Katherine Turner 
John Turner 
William Turner 


Lizzie Pearl Armstrong 
Carrie Louise Brandon 
Mary Rosser Brandon 
Isabel Chandler 
Grace Cracraft 
Helen Edwards 
Nelle Hatchett 

Methyle Jordan 
Ennis Matthers 
Emma Sue Morris 
Hallie McCary 
Zella McWhorter 
Agnes Mann 

Louise McCarty 


Gladys Renfro 

LuLA Mae Shirley 

Margaret Waters 

Florence Witt 

Mrs. Sarah Westmoreland 






A Comic Opera 

Presented br Atheaa Collete Glee Club 


lamit has betrothed his only child, the Princess Bulbul, to 
the Prince Caspian and the prince is on his way to attend the 
wedding. The couple have never met, and the princess vainly 
implores her father not to make her marry a man she has 
never seen. The prince, on his side, determines to see his fu- 
ture wife before the betrothal ceremony. On reaching the 
outskirts of the city, he disguises himself and his friends as 
peddlers, and thus clad they seek the palace. The prince en- 
ters the garden first and meets the maids of honor. After 
much persuasion, he is allowed to seek the princess, who is 
roaming disconsolately through the woods. The prince-ped- 
dler speedily wins Bulbul's affections, and endeavors to per- 
suade her to give up Prince Caspian and elope with him in- 
stead. This the princess refuses to do. They agree to meet 
once more in the ballroom that evening and say goodbye. Un- 
able to part with the man she loves, Bulbul hides him behind 
a curtain, bidding him to trust her. Consternation reigns 
later when the king and court learn that the prince and prin- 
cess both are missing. All are still more horrified when Bul- 
bul enters the ballroom, a long cloak over her gown, and an- 
nounces that she will not wed the prince, but instead the man 
she loves — a peddler. Throwing aside the curtain, behind 
which the prince is hidden, she exposes him to the full view 
of king and court. Grief is turned to joy. The king recog- 
nizes in the supposed peddler, the prince, and Bulbul is too 
pleased at the outcome to be indignant at the prank played 
upon her. In the meantime, Ida, who has always had a ling- 
ering fondness for the king, proposes to him under a promise 
he made that afternoon, and he is bound to consent. Alain 
and Lilla make a third happy couple, and the three weddings 
are set for "Tuesday at noon." 


lAMIT, a well meaning but fussy little monarch, 

Miss Agnes Mann 

BULBUL, his beauteous daughter. .. .Miss Margaret Waters 

Caspian, an amiable young prince Miss Methyle Jordan 

IDA, the Court Chaperon Miss Ruth Burns 

LILLA, a friend to Bulbul Miss Nelle Hatchett 

ALAIN, a friend to Caspian Miss Hallie McCary 

DOSAY, Keeper of the Royal Spectacles 

Miss Mary Rosser Brandon 

JUSTSO, Keeper of the Royal Cash Box 

Miss Zella McWhorter 

Chorus. Maids of Honor. Friends to Caspian. Housemaids. 


Act I. Garden of the Palace. Afternoon. 

Act II. Ballroom of the Palace. Evening of the same day. 

Maids of Honor : 

Elizabeth Armstrong 
Carrie Louise Brandon 
Leah Lyle 
Louise Burns 
Lena Terry 

Peddlers : 

Iva Mae Qemmons 
Maybelle Self 
Rebecca Candler 
Grace Cracraft 
Helen Edwards 


Mae Hamner 
Lucy Moore 
Gladys Renfro 
Stella Casper 
Emma Sue Morris 
Thelma Baker 

Miss Louise E. Moore, Director. 

Accompanist : Miss Juliana Spaulding 

Maud Elizabeth Inch 

W. Rhys-Herbert 

Vocal Score 


Glee Club 


Oratory Calendar, 1912-1913 

Tlie events clironicU'd in the Oratory Calendar for the year 
1912-13 liave ' rcn numerous and wortliy. 

Now that the department lias an enrollment of thirty-five 
pupils, there is always good material for every occasion. 
However, the demands upon tlic time of the students are so 
many that our number of public appearances is limited. It 
is our endeavor therefore to make these entertainments rep- 
resentative in every way. 

Tlianksgiving evening is a date Ions since given to the pro- 
duction of a play. This year "A Matrimonial Difficulty," a 
three-act comedy, adapted from the French by William Gil- 
lette, was nresented. The cast was chosen from the various 
class of the Oratory Department, and reads as follows : 

( )liver West Rebecca Chandler 

John Wcatlierly Maye Johns 

Tliomas Weatlierly Agnes Mann 

Edward Marsh Irene Rochelle 

Rev. Lyman Langley Catherine Cabeen 

.Xlbert Pritchard Elizabeth Vann 

Mr. Jackson Maria Davenport 

(iertrude West Elizalieth .\rmstrong 

Mrs. Jolm Weatlierly Bertha Sanderson 

Donna .Vdclina Gonzales Ethel Mac Hightower 

Margaret Clarice Burtou 

Susan Lucy Moore 

Miss Julia Langley Neva Dickey 

Mrs. Jackson ^Mildred Sherrod 

.\i-t I. Oliver West's Home, London. Toward Evening. 

.\ct. IT. At the Weatherly's, Portsmouth, the Xe.xt Day. 

.\ct IK. At the Weatherly's, Portsmouth, 

the Next Morning. 

'I lie amount realized from the evening's entertainment was 
very gratifying, and was shared equally by the Oracle and 
tlic oratory studio. 

Another annual event in the College calendar, as well as in 
this especial department, is the Christmas recital. On tlint 
occasion four selections of varying type and length were gi"en. 

Miss Chandler read "Kirisliimasan," a Japanese story, with 
case and grace, and Miss Azzalea Daniel, in "When !\lorning 
Breaks," was also effective. 

"A Practical Regeneration" and ''The Ruggieses." given 
by Miss Tone Rochelle and Miss Clarice Burton, proved in- 
I cresting numbers. 

Tn the next students' recital, which occurred February 7, 
Miss Lonie Lerman, "Tlie Littlest Girl," charmed us with her 
account of the "Dollies' Bazaar." She is unusually gifted in 
expression and promises to bring credit to the class. 

One week later another students' recital was held. On this 
occasion two nuiubers were furnished by the oratory girls. 
Miss I^ertha Sanderson gave "Tlie Going of the White Swan," 
by Gilbert Parker. Miss Sanderson is a member of the cer- 
tificate class. 

■'How the Cap'n Saved the Day," by Miss Lucile Crutcher, 
was a story cleverly written and well told. 

Then comes February 21, the day on which we celebrated 
George Washington's birthday, the rightful day falling on 
Saturday. We endeavored to present a novel entertainment 
on this occasion, and the result of our efforts is as follows: 


Mr. .'\ndrews Miss Cliandler 

Mrs. Mason Miss Vann 

Clarence Mason Miss Daniel 


Latiies : 

Miss Crutcher 
Miss Turrentine 
Miss Dickey 
Miss Moore 
Miss Malone 

Gentlemkx : 
Miss Sherrod 
Miss Davenport 
Miss Grishani 
Miss Hine 
Miss Rochelle 


One .^ct Comedy, by Edith Matthews. 

Scene: New England College Town. Miss Von Liu'iain's 


Time: 4 o'clock. Early Spring. 


Miss .Adeline Von Lindan, a German Girl... .^liss .\rnistrong 
Miss Marion Lee, a Transplanted Southern GirL.AIiss Calieeu 

Miss Dorothy Green, a New Englander Jliss Burton 

Miss Hester Beacon, a Bostonian Miss Sanderson 

l\Iiss Beatrice Von Korthandt, a New Yorker. .. .Miss Johns 

Miss Jeannetic Duraiid, a French Girl Miss Chandler 

Maud :Miss Car'er 


March 7 usliercd in tlic series of certificate and diploma re- 
citals. Miss Rebecca Chandler, a gradnate of the 1912 ora- 
ti)ry class, gave assistance in the form of three seic-ctions. 
These numbers were of a style and depth not often attempted 
by the students, liut the way in which Miss Chandler handled 
her program was ample proof that she had made a wise se- 
lection. The first number was "A String of Pearls," a siory 
of intense action and convincing lines. Two poems foilowi'd : 
"Lorraine," by Charles Kingsley, and "Tu Inoque," by jVustin 

The Athens College Academy, on April 11, held their gradu- 
ating exercises, on which occasion Miss Azalea Daniel pre- 
sented, "A Matrimonial Experience," by Thomas Dixon, Jr. 
-Miss Daniel's work is always attractive. 

April 4 April 18 April 25 

May 2 May 9 

Aliss Bertha Sanuerson. 

"Wanted, A Chaperon," Paul Leicester Ford; "The Mes- 
sage," Adelaide A. Proctor; "Sunshine Johnson," "]\liss Civili- 
zation," Richard Harding Davis. 

Miss Clarice Burton. 

"Jean Valjean," and "The Bishop," Victor Hugo; "Plaidie." 
Maud Jordon Lea; "Try Smiling," "Rip Van Winkle," Wash- 
ington Irving. 

]\Iiss Lucy Moore. 

"Editha's Burglar," Frances Hodgson Burnett; "The Ar- 
tist's Secret," Olive Schreiner; "Mr. Dooley on the Grip," 
Peter I-'inley Dunne. 

Miss Maye Johns. 

"When Love and Duty Meet," "The Courtin'," James Rus- 
sell Lowell ; "Bro. Patria," Ada Ammerman ; ''The Pudding," 
May Isabel I'iske. 

Xeva Dickey. 

"His Wedded Wife," Rudyard Kipling:" "The Romance of 
a Rose," Xora Perry ; '"Big Brother," Annie Fellows Johnston. 

Bulwer's "The Lady of Lyons," was chosen for the Com- 
mencement play, with determination to make it the most 
elaborate and beautiful production ever seen at our Com- 
mencement. This desire was followed out in the selection of 
the cast, in the choice of costume, and the arrangement of 
scenery. The cast of characters is as follows: 

Claude Jlelnotte Sarah Rives 

Colonel Damas Ethel Mae Hightower 

Beauseant Clarice Burton 

Glavis lone Rochelle 

Mons. Deschappelles Elizabeth Vann 

Landlord Carrie Louise Brandon 

Caspar Lucy Moore 

Captain Gervais ( first officer) Catherine Caljeen 

Captain Dupont (second officer) Elizabeth Armstrong 

Major Desmonlins (third officer) Mildred Sherrod 

Notary Maria Davenport 

Servant Vivian Carter 

Pauline Xelle Gotten 

Madame Deschappelles Maye Johns 

Widow Melnotte Bertha Sanderson 

Janet Neva Dickey 

Marian Azzalea Daniel 

The scene is laid in Lyons, France, and neighborhood, dur- 
ing" the F'rench Revolution, and is represented in five acts. 

Truly, this has been a full and prosperous year in the de- 
partment. Our number exceeds any of former years ; our 
classes have advanced, and with pardonable pride we feel 
that our public work has been a source of great benefit and 
inspiration to the students and pleasure and enjoyment to the 

Roll of Oratory Students 

Eliz.\ueth Armstkoxg 
Carrie Louise Brandon 
Ci.ARR-E Burton 
Catherine Careen 
Vivian Carter 
Redecca Chandler 
Xei.i.e Gotten 


Lucu.E Crutch ER 
.\zzALEA Daniel 
Maria Davenport 
Xev.v Dickey 
.■\nnie Wray Grisha.m 
Ethel Mae Hightower 

Etta H i n e 
Maye Johns 
Robert Keyes 
Louie Lerman 
Sallie B. AIalone 
Agnes Mann 
Macca Marti.v 

Lucy Moore 
I-'rances Kelson 
Llara Mason Pettus 
Cornelia Ramos 
Rebecca Ramos 
loNE Rochelle 
Sarah Rives 

IiEkTHA Sanderson 
Mildred Sherrod 
Von Tsung Sung 


Elizabeth Vann 
Kathonise Walstkn 
Xettie Lou Witt 


Oratorv ClasM 

/{J^r CLUH. 

Special CeHificale 

The Seventy Years of Athens College 

EVENTY years ago in October a school for girls was projected by the Tennessee Conference at its ses- 
sion at Athens, Ala., and in January of the following year the General Assembly of Alabama passed 
an act in incorporating the Female Institute of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Athens, Ala. The 

Trustees named in the act of incorporation were: A. L. P. Greene, Thomas Maddin, A. F. Driskill,. 

Daniel Coleman, Joshua Bloucher, F. G. Ferguson, Chas. E. Hobbs, O. W. Maclin, Thos. Bass. J. G. Lowell, Thos. 

S. Malone, James C. Malone, William Richardson, George S. Houston, R. W. Vassar, Jonathan McDonald, and 

James Craig. 

At the outset there was only a frame building, in the front of which a brick edifice was afterwards erected. 
Here, with Dr. R. H. Rivers as President, and the Rev. F. G. Ferguson as professor, and Mrs. Ferguson as 
teacher of music, the present Athens College began its long and honorable career. 

The excellent patronage and support soon made possible the erection of the present main building. The 
original plan was to lodge the pupils with the families in the town, but after a time it was deemed wiser to pro- 
vide dormitory accommodations for the students. For this purpose the building was erected. 

Dr. Rivers held the office of President for six years, making a most creditable record. After his resignation, 
this position was held by many others, of whom Aladam Jane Hamilton Childs is perhaps the most illustrious. She 
presided over the institution with great success, bringing it safely through the troublous times of the Civil War. 

From that time on the school has advanced constantly in accommodations, enrollment and curriculum. The 
name has been changed successively from Athens Female Institute, Athens Female College, to Athens College, the 
name it now bears. ^ 

Tiie main building has been enlarged by the addition of three annexes. The grounds have been extended, 
making a campus of sixteen acres. The beautifully kept grass and shrubs, enormous trees overshadowing the 
buildings, make the grounds exceedingly inviting for rest and recreation. 

Under Miss Mary N. Moore, the present incumbent, the College has enjoyed unprecedented success. The 
annexes before mentioned are the results of her efforts ; there has been built on the east campus a dormitory for 
the Juniors and Seniors, known as the Florence Brown Memorial Hall, and a Music Hall, containing a handsome 
auditorium, has been erected on the south campus. 

The College has enjoyed an honorable record and the rare privilege of being a church school from its incip- 
iency. And now on her seventieth anniversary, Athens College calls upon her many daughters, who have long since 
left her shelter, to come back and do her honor. 

In keeping with this occasion of jubilee, the Oracle of 1913. a special alumnae number, celebrates her seven- 
tieth year and wishes her many more as happy, bright, and prosperous. 


Alumnae Association 



Mrs. Mary Malone Hoffman President Miss Hattie Ellis Fourth Vice President 

Mrs. Maria Walker Rives First Vice President Mrs. Bessie Smith Reeder Fifth Vice President 

Miss Jessye Branscomb Second Vice President Miss Pattie Lane Westmoreland Sixth Vice President 

Mrs. Estelle Clay Osborne Third Vice President Mrs. Mal R. Allen Secretary 

Miss Lucia Barclift Corresponding Secretary 

Mrs. Laura Chandler Treasurer 

Mrs. R. H. Richardson Historian 

Active Members 

*Mrs. Mal R. Allen 1890 Miss Josie Cole 1897 

Mrs. John Adams 1908 Miss Opie Clements ^ 1908 

Miss Memory Lee Aldridge 1911 Mrs. Virgil Dark 1909 

Miss Blanche Binford 1906 Miss Anna Virginia Dinsmore 1912 

Miss Lucia Barclift 1906 Miss Ida Duke 1910 

Mrs. Eudora Blackwood Mrs. Lula Vaughn Gilbert 

Mrs. J. L. Britain 1872 Mrs. Sarah Gray 

Miss Jessye Branscomb 1909 Miss Jessie Green 1904 

Miss Isola Barclift 1908 Miss Value Green 1907 

Miss Annie McCully Buchanan 1912 Miss Susie Glenn 1910 

Mrs. W. p. Chandler 1872 Miss Margaret Era Griffith 1912 

Mrs. Ernest Hine 1881 

Mrs. J. R. Hoffman 

Miss Mary Ella Houston 1872 

Mrs. Laura C. Horton 1876 

Mrs. Mary W. Hightower 1889 

Miss Annie Lee Horn 1909 

Mrs. T. M. Hobbs 

Mrs. Carrie D. Hall 1906 

Miss Mildred Izzard 1906 

Miss Maggie Irvine 1898 

Miss Olive Kelly 1908 



Miss Josephink Key 1911 

Miss Mary Clare Key 1912 

Miss Alma Leeth 1911 

Mrs. W. G. Manson 1908 

Mrs. W. G. Martin 1898 

Miss Sara Malone 1883 

Miss Pearl Eleanor Marlowe 1912 

Miss Mary Caine Mason 1890 

Miss Eunice B. McDonald 1912 

Mrs. George Menges 1906 

Miss Lucile Morris 1896 

Miss Elizabeth McClellan 

Miss Nora Merkel 1908 

Miss Irene Merkel 1910 

Miss Sallie C. M astin 1908 

Miss Ola Mabrv 1908 

Miss Edith Norman 1907 

Miss Mary Boyd Persinger 1912 

Mrs. Frank Price 1897 

Miss Mona Puryear 1905 

Mrs. Ada T. Phillips 1872 

Mrs. Arthur Phillips 1911 

Miss Lillie Pierce 1908 

Mrs. Maria W. Rives 1887 

Mrs. L. P. Rodcers 1890 

Mrs. J. S. Robertson 1890 

Miss Bernice Roden 1910 

Miss Elizabeth Hine Richardson 1902 

Miss Louise Robinson 1907 

Miss Ro we Sanders 1883 

Miss Rosa Smith 1906 

Miss Pearl Sawyer 1910 

Miss Irene Stovall 1911 

Miss Sadie Louise Sturdivant 1912 

Miss Ruby Sargeant 191 1 

Miss Elizabeth Stedham 1907 

Miss Carrie Svkes 1894 

Mrs. Florence H. Speake 1890 

Mrs. Ola M. Spickard 

Mrs. Eliza C. Thach 

Miss Mabel Van Hooser 1906 

Miss Elizabeth Taylor 1910 

Mrs. Frances T. White 1903 

Miss Lucy Walker 1908 

Miss Katherine Louise Walston 1912 

Miss Mabel Waters 1910 

Mrs. Gus Wimberly 1899 

Mrs. Mattie E. Yarbrough 1887 

Miss Ozie York 1910 


A Commencement Proj^ram of Thirty Years Aj^o 



Athens Female Cottage, 
athens, ala. 

Wednesday, May 30, 


Entrance March Hazie McCune 


Prayer Rev. R. J. Wilson 

Music — Piano Solo Mattie Thach 

Art Department. 

Represented by Miss Octavia Culpepper, 

Lower Peach Tree, Ala. 

Essay "Painting for Eternity." 

Music — Vocal Quartette "Twilight Bells." 

Music Department. 

Represented by Miss Hattie L. Harrison, 

Athens, Ala. 

Essay "The Alpine Glow of Melody." 

Music — Piano Solo Octavia Wilson 

Commercial Department. 

Represented by Miss Sallie M. Cox, 

Athns, Ala. 

Essay "Sparks From the Locomotive of Progress." 

Music— "Schieden Waltzes" Instrumental Quintette 

Literary Department. 

Essay "Notes on the Weather." 

Essay "The Cloth of Gold." 

E. Ada Westmoreland, Athens, Ala. 

Music Vocal Quartette 

Essay "Audi Alteram Partem." 

Fannie Fawn Cowan, Athens, Ala. 

Essay "The Mill Will Never Grind with the Water 

That Is Passed." 
Mattie L. Thach, Mooresville, Ala. 

Music — Piano Solo Rowena Sanders. 

Essay "Magnets." 

Hattie E. Pryor, Athens, Ala. 

Music — Cornet Solo C. C. Seals 

Essay "The Soul Is God in Exile." 

Octavia Wilson, Chepultepec, Ala. 

Music — Piano Solo Ada Westmoreland 

Essay "The Mask of the Inner Temple." 

Music — Vocal Solo Hattie E. Proyor 

Conperring Diplomas. 
By the President." 

Conferring Ai.umnae Badges. 

Miss Sallie Sanders. 

Music (Composed by Octavia Wilson) ... ."Graduating Ode." 

Sung by the Class. 

Baccalaureate Address. 
Dr. C. L. Smith. 

Benediction Rev. W. E. Mabry 


Then and Noav' 



The maid was dainty and demure, 

The lover, courtly, tall ; 
"Twas in the lovely violet time — 

The time for love's low call. 

lie hdwed and kissed her slender hand: 

The rose o'ersj^read her cheek ; 
Slie then went ])ale, for well she knew 

\\ hat he had come to seek. 


The maid was stylish, up-to-date. 

The youth a football hero : 
"Twas in the merry Xmas time. 

The temperature was zero. 


Me seized her hand: "Say, kid. you 
You're some good looking skirt." 

She patted her six-fifty braid ; 
"LSelieve me. he's no Hirt." 


"l\ladam," quoth he. 'T long have yearned 

To tell my love so true. 
Ma\ 1 make bold to offer now 

M\' lieart and hand to vou?" 

''For two long weeks I've had a hunch 
To pass you all this dope : 
\\'e'll put one over the governor. 
Let's Ijeat it. and elope." 

"(H)od sir. you honor me," she said: 

"1 deem your offer kind." 
\\ ith statelv words did lovers woo 

In 1849.' 

She said: "I'm on. Just drop the word: 

On married life I'm keen." 
And that's the wa\- thc\- turn tlie trick 

In gay 1913. 


Maiuiuy Childs' Memories of the College 

I'EW blocks from the college, in a typical negro cabin, lives an old slave woman, the last of those faith- 
fnl colored servants of Athens College in ante-bellum days. She was the property of Madame Childs, 
the first woman president of the institution, and was an eye-witness and participant in the stirring 
scenes that took place during the Civil War. There is nothing she delights in more than in talking of 
her madam. 

( inc rainy afternoon, two college girls visited her and had the really delightful opportunity of hearing her 
talk quite at length. She was seated in a split-bottomed chair beside an old-fashioned fireplace, with a bright 
log fire blazing between the old andirons. Her calico dress and "haid-rag" were spotlessly clean, and "old Mam- 
my Cliilds" was as pleasing a type of the Southern darky as one could find. 

"Yas, honey, I riccolict my madam ve'y well. I wuz little, then, but I wuz chambermaid at de college. My 
madam wuz a good teacher, and stric', too: and she didn't low eny carryin' on 'mongst de young folks a tall. 
Yo' see, honey, de college warn't like it am nov^^. Dar warn't none ob de new buildin's, jest eight rooms and the 
two Ijig halls. Madam had de concerts en all de big doin's in de room whar you has er parlor now, and >he 
called it de chapel." 

"Well, mammy, did the girls have to get up for breakfast as we do," asked one of her visitors. 
"Yas. 'deed dey did. and de way dey did come down wuz a sight. Dey'd jest wad (ley hair back and put on 
de fust thing dey come to an" come t'arin' down like wild bosses. Ef dey looked too bad, madam wud send 'em 
back, and dey couldn't get no breakfus. I used ter feel sorry fer 'em an' would slip some biscuits an' ham in 

my waterbucket and make like I wuz totin' water, and gib 'em somethin' ter eat. JNIadam 'ud sbo r'ared on me 
ef she'd caught me." 

"Mammy, (hd the girls have to go to church, too?" 

"Lawdy, yes, twict on Sunday, en to prayer meetin' on a Wednesday night. I used to go 'long ahead wid a 
laiilern to show de way. llca]:)s o' times some ob .lem lazy 'uns would say dey wuz too sick ter go to church on a 
Sunday : den madam would say fer dem ter keep in dey rooms 'till a Monday, fer dey she' mus' be too sick ter 
come out. -Mos' ob dem went ter church after dat rule wuz made. Madam sho wuz a commandin' woman. She 
used ter ride out so proud lak in her kerridge. wid de <lriver settin' up in front. 

"The driveway wus straight down frum de college do' and had cedars on each side. Madam had two stachers 
out dere, one named Pocahontas and one named Di'na. Den dey had two fancy iron vlogs at de do', and dey 
wuz so natchul dat folks used ter git skeered uv 'em. W'unst I hid behind de post and barked when a ladv wuz 
comin', and madam sho did git after me." 

"Do you remember much about the war, mammy?" 

"I sho does, and I don't 'spect ter eber forgit it. De folks frum all 'round here come out to de college as de 
safes' pVdce when de Yankees wuz camped 'roun' here. We made sho dey wuz goin' ter git de college one night, 
but h'orrest's C'alv'ry come up and reinforced us. Da fit all night and at jest 'bout daylight de Yankees run away. 
De powder an' de smoke wuz so thick dat you couldn't see 'cross de road, but after all dem bombshells bustin' 
over our haids, an' dem folks a cryin' and a pra3'in', it sho wuz mighty nice and peaceful. I believe eve'y shell dat 
dey th'owed come out of its way just to bust (jvcr de college. Dere wuz a big cellar out in de yard, and de serv- 
ants — all cept me — went down dere while de fightin' wuz goin' on. I stayed wid my madam in de house. 

"Some ob de girls what had come frum a long wa_\'s off couldn't git home a-tall 'till after de war wuz over, 
when dey folks come after dem : dey didn't know em, skasely." 

"Did the girls get into trouble much then, mammy ?"asked her visitors. 

"\\'ell, not so turrible much, 'cause madam sho did control 'em. But dey would have dey flirtin' and de lit- 
tle sly doin's, an' den madam would git in behind 'em good and proper. Dey wuz some girls dey called i^arUir 
boarders, what jest studied music an' French, an' mebbe Latin, T guess. Dey didn't have no strictions a-tall, and 
(ley wuz "lowed to 'ceive company, but madam wuz sho ])erticular 'bout de boys. 

"i s])ec you chillun would laugh at de way dey dresed. Some of 'em wore hoop skirts an' dressed u]) rale 
fine. Dey didn't wear any sech awful, scand'lous skirts like dey do now. My madam would a been plum shocked 
at some of the tight clothes I see now-a-days. She sho wuz a lady an' a gran' woman," and the old darky looked 
up almost reverently at the framed photograjih of her madam which hung over her mantel. 

.\s the girls walked back to the college one said -."It seems that girls were about the same fifty years ago 
as they arc now, doesn't it?" 

"1 imagine trying to sit down in one of our modern desks in a hoop skirt! and aren't you glad we can have 
breakfast even if we don't make ])erfect toilets. 1 think I would have starved if I had gone to school to Mad- 
am Childs." 




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Miss Moore's New Year Talk 

IRLS, before you are dismissed to your classes this morning, I have something to say to you. Al- 
though the holidays are over, I must insist that you carry throughout the new year the Xmas spirit, 
and don't think because you have returned to Athens that your lessons are to interfere in any respect 
with your merry-making. Your relations with the young gentlemen company which you had during 
your vacation must not be discontinued, nor must your friends from out of town be neglected. 

Invite the girls to your room to enjoy all the good things which you brought back with you from your home. 
Wrap your cakes up in towels; that is the best. way to preserve them. If canned goods are scarce, notify Mrs. 
Vandiver, and she will see that you are supplied. And Miss Sherrod will see that chocolate candy is delivered to 
everyone; so please notify her at once. Be more economical with your ham bones. If you have had all you can 
eat, don't throw it away, put it away for some future time. 

Now, girls, something else important. It is in regard to your lagrippe. Whenever you feel bad and think 
you have an ache, especially if you have an unusually hard day's work, report immediately to Miss Hawley, so 
she can prepare a bed in the infirmary for you. And be sure and notify all your friends, so they will soon come 
to join you. I do not want any of the girls in the ward alone, they must have amusement and plenty to eat. 

Girls, a good way to show your affection is to lend your clothes. We like to see you wearing your friends 
clothing, and no doubt they are willing to wear most anything in order to give you this pleasure. And while I am 
speaking of this matter, I must request you not to lay aside the dainty little lingerie dresses which your mothers 
made for you last summer. We like to see you clad in light summer clothing during the winter months. It bright- 
ens everything up, and I don't think there is any danger of pneumonia. 

A good resolution for the New Year which I would like to have you make, is to be more accommodating about 
lending your drinking cups and toothbrushes to your friends. 

And one more thing before closing. Be more affectionate with on another; when strolling on the campus 
do not look like you were afraid of one another, but walk closer together, put your arms around your friends. 
Do not discontinue the custom of kissing one another frequently. As for spreading diseases, I think there is ab- 
solutely no danger. 

"That is all for this morning." 


K. O. S. Banquet 

|NE of the features of interest in the social Hfe of the College during the latter part of the year 1912, 
was the charming entertainment given by the K O S Club in honor of the other two clubs, the L B A 
and D K P. Dainty invitations, with the names of characters in early United States history on the en- 
velopes were sent to the rooms of every L B A and D K P club girl. 

At a quarter to eight every gentleman was expected to be at the door of his lady in order to escort her to 
the dinner, which was given at eight in the basement of Brown Hall. Exactly at eight the guests arrived, and were 
most cordially received by the host and hostesses. All our well known friends from the Puritan days were 
present. Every guest was escorted to a long narrow table, where the places were indicated by tiny place cards 
attached to little marked baskets by black and gold ribbon, the colors of the entertaining club. The table de- 
corations, quaint and very appropriate, were mounds of rosy apples, bananas and inviting looking oranges, candle- 
sticks and autumn leaves. Wooden platters served as plates and heavy mugs as glasses. The decorations of the 
room were also very suggestive of early days among the colonies. On one side of the room was a large open 
fireplace, the mantle of which was .spread with a turkish-red cover, and on this was placed a pair of old candle- 
sticks. The sides of the room were covered with cornstalks and bunches of bright-colored autumn leaves, while 
from the ceiling were suspended bunches of dried red peppers and gourds. 

The dinner, which was prepared by the girls themselves, showed great care and thought, for many of the 
dishes reminded one of the days that are told of our great-grandparents' youthful years and the good things 
their grandmother made. 

In the midst of the feasting and merrymaking there came a rap at the great, bolted door. After much tug- 
ging and prying it was opened and a messenger said that Captain Miles Standish was wanted. When our cap- 
tain had not been gone more than a second or two he returned followed by a troop of Indians. .After a short 
visit, during which the Indians gave a dance and a few war whoops, they left quietly and as solemnly as they 
had come. At 9 o'clock, dinner was over and the gay party dispersed for their cabins. 


Les Bonnes Amies Entertain 

An Autumn fete, which furnished much pleasure to a num- 
ber of girls, was given by the Les Bonnes Amies to the mem- 
bers of the other clubs. The affair was given in the basement 
of Brown Hall, which was attractively decorated in a manner 
to suit the occasion. 

All the decorations carried out the central Japanese idea in 
their mode of entertainment. Tlie red and yellow leaves oc- 
cupied every nook and cranny. Strewn in profusion were 
rugs, cushions and Japanese fans and parasols. All of these 
made a lovely setting for the Japanese costumed group of 
visitors, who enjoyed the hospitality of their friends. 

After the fictitious Japanese were seated they were served 
with tea and sandwiches. The tea was of the kind that is 
usually served in the Orient. This was followed by games. 

of which the most exciting was one played with chopsticks. 
The reward for the most skillful use made of those objects 
was awarded to Miss Johns. The prize received was a set 
of Japanese chopsticks. 

After many such games were played, almond cream and 
wafers were served. These were fully as delicious as the pre- 
viously served refreshments. 

Among those who were oresent were Misses Armstrong, 
Branscomb, Burton, Ruth Burton, Barrett, Burns, Louise 
Burns, Bagley, Nettie Bagley. Brandon, Cracraft, Davenport, 
Edwards, Henry. Johns, Kennedy, Lowe, McWhorter, Mc- 
Calcb, Sallic JMcCaleb, McCary, McCarty, Mann, Robinson, 
Sloan. Shirley, Sherrod, Self, Smith, Terry, Van Hooser, 
Walston, Whitman. 

The Recital of Miss McCandless 

On Friday evening, Xovember 29. tlie .\.tliens College An- ScluUt Valse Lente 

ditorium was hlled with a music-loving audience from Nash- Rubinstein Barcarolle, Xo. 4 

ville, .\thens and Decatur, awaiting the appearance in concert, Moscowski Enticelles (Sparks) Preludes Op. 28, Xo. 3 

for tlic first time this season, of the brilliant pianist, the Di- Chopin Aerceuse. Valse, Op. 42 

rectin' of Music of .Athens College. Liszt Rhapsodic Hongroise Xo. 4 

The recital was in compliment to the Leschetisky Music The entire recital from the opening sonata to the brilliant 
Study Club, wlio had as their guests for the evening the mem- finale, held the critical and delighted audience in perfect si- 
bers of the Music Study Club of Decatur. Miss McCandless lence except for the intervals of applause, 
presented the following brilliant program in displaying the It will be recalled that Miss McCandless, during the period 
wonderful interpretive power and unusual technic for which of her direction at Belmont College, Nashville, and prior to 
she has easily won a place among the greatest pianoforte her last five years study in Europe, was accounted the great- 
players of the South. est Beethover interpreter in Xashville. Her interpretation 

of Chopin and Liszt was equal to that of the Beethover num- 

Beethoven Sonata, Op. 26, Xo. 1, Andante, Allegro, ber. 

Tempo 1. Molto, allegro e vivace. Adagio con esprcssione. After the concert a delightful reception was held in the 

Allegro vivace. spacious college parlor. — .Uabaiiia Christian Advocate. 

Athens vs. Florence 

The usual Thanksgiving Basketball game was played this 
year on the College court, between Florence Normal and the 
Athens College First Varsity, consisting of seven regular 
players who take turn about. In the first half the players 
were: Z. McWhorter. center; L. M. Shirley, left guard; E. 
Pride, left forward, and S. McCaleb. right forward: E. Bar- 
rett, right guard. 

.■\t three p.m. the game was called, the two teams took their 
places on tlie court and the referee called time. Many specta- 
tors watched the game with enthusiasm and cheered the play- 
ers on. The two teams played hard, making many good plays. 

Tlie first half was won by Athens with the score of 8 to 3. 
A large number of fouls was made by the Florence team, 
which added several points to the Athens' score. 

In the second half ^I. Callahan took S. McCaleb's place as 
right forward. No other changes were made. Now, there 
was some hard playing between the teams, neither side would 
give in to the other; fighting alone meant victory, and evi- 
dently the players saw it. The Florence team got down to 
better work, and the game grew very exciting. 

During the entire game the College Varsity made only 
three fouls while the Florence team made nine. .\t the end 
of the second half .\thens had won by the score of IS to 10. 


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Oracle Board 

ESTIlI'lk 1!ARR1-:TT, 'lo Editor-in-Chief 

JOSIK :\IrCAlJ':r.. 'U Business Manager 

OLA COSriiR, '14 Assistant Business Manager 

.MF/niVL JORDAN, 'ir, 


Associate Editors 

Ri'Tii BuRxs, '13 
A XX A Ckawfori). '13 
Lix'RirriA Hexr'i', "14 

AIlLURlU) SlIKRROl), '14 

Fraxces Saxders, "15 
EuiTii Staxlicv, '15 




Jane Ghilds Literary Society 


Ruth Burns President 

JosiE McCaleb Vice President 

Ruby Van Hooser Secretary 

Sarah Rives Treasurer 

Esther Barrett Critic 

LucRETiA Henry Marshal 

Edith Archibald 
Elizabeth Armstrong 
Mary Bagley 
Nettie Bagley 
Esther Barrett 
Merle Batson 
Carrie Louise Brandon 
Mary Rosser Brandon 
Lyndall Bradford 
Louise Burns 
Ruth Burns 
Clarice Burton 
Ruth Burton 
Jean Calahan 
Margaret Calahan 
IvA Mae Clemmons 
Ola Cosper 
Stella Cosper 
Grace Cosper 
zula cooley 
Nelle Cotten 
Rebecca Chandler 
Grace Cracraft 


Anna Crawford 
Lucille Crutcher 
Mamie Crutcher 
Neva Dickey 
Helen Edwards 
Maude Hamilton 
Lillie Hasson 
Mae Hamner 
LucRETiA Henry 
Marie Holmes 
Ethel Mae Hightower 
Hattie Ingram 
Ruth Jacobs 
Bessie Jones 
Maye Johns 
Irene Lowe 
Leah Lyle 
Ennis Mathews 
JosiE McCaleb 
Sallie McCaleb 
Louise McCarty 
Lucy Moore 

Pauline Murrah 
Odell Rochell 
Mattie Mae Pearson 
Maggie Pettus 
Jen Rives 
Sarah Rives 
Florence Richardson 
Frances Sanders 
Maybelle Self 
Winnie Smith 
Mildred Sherrod 
Mary Spencer 
Edith Stanley 
Leland Summers 
Madaline Summers 
Lena Terry 
Sung Von Tsung 
Katherine Turner 
Ruby Van Hooser 
Amelia Walston 
Mary Whitman 
Florence Witt 
Marie Witt 


George Elliot Literary Society 


Elizabeth Buchanan . 
Cassie Belle Robinson . 

. Vice President 
Vivian Carter 

Lyda Cowden Treasurer 

Zella McWhorter Critic 

. Marshal 


Elizabeth Buchanan 
MooTiE Lu Buchanan 
Lyndahl Bradford 
Amelia Cabeen 

Katherine Cabeen 
Mae Coffman 
Vivian Carter 
Lyda Cowden 

Marie Davenport 
Corinne Grigsby 
Annie Hines 
Alta Igou 
Jennie Igou 

Methyl Jordan 
Lois Kennedy 
Carra Lee 

Sallie B. Malone 
Bobbie McGuffy 
Zella McWhorter 
Emma Sue Morris 
Gladys Pettus 
Elizabeth Pride 
Cassie B. Robinson 
Ila Rudd 

Bertha Sanderson 
Elizabeth Simmons 
Maggie Sloan 
JosiE Thomas 

Elizabeth Vann 
Mildred Weatherly 
Mae Williams 

Annie Laurie Wilson 


Y. W. C. A. 


RUTH JACOBS President 

MARY WHITMAN Vice President 


ELIZABETH BUCHANAN . . . . ' Treasurer 

Chairmen of Committees 




JOSIE McCALEB Inter-Collegiate 

MARY WHITMAN Membership 


AMELIA CABEEN .... Infirmary 


Y. W. C. A. Notes 

ISS ]\IOORE often remarks that next to the Faculty she considers the Y. VV. C. A. the most potent 
influence for good in the Athens College. In \ie\v of the splendid work of this organization among the 
girls, the remark seems very wisely made. To the new student — tiniifl, homesick, and bewildered — the 
.\s50ciation lends a heljiing hand. Tiie members try in every wa\' to alleviate tlie suffering — expe- 
rienced by the victims of the terrible disease, homesickness — and are nearly always successful. 

Two receptions are given each vear for their especial pleasure. The occasional missionary ever finds a 
warm welcome from the Association. This \'ear. Miss Lester, who for several years taught in the Davis Memorial 
School. Soochow, China, was a most charming and interesting guest. 

I'erhaps the most strenuous feature of the work is that of raising sufficient funds for the many philanthropies 
to wjiich it subscribes. Among these are donations to our home church, the Orphans' Home, and defraying jiart 
of our girls' expenses for the school year. .\t Christmas a tree was given the children of the College laundry- 
women. The genuine pleasure radiating from the little lilack faces more than repaid the girls for the mone\- and 
time exjiended on the tree. 

.\nother feature that is peculiar to the Y. W. C. A. is the presentation of a "Mock Facult\- Meeting." In 
this the Facult}- are represented by the girls, who endeavor to portray their characteristics. It is one of the most 
interesting events of the year to the Faculty, for then they "hae the giftie gie them, tae see themselves as ithers 
see them," to misquote liurns. 

The Association sends a delegate each year to the conference at I'.luc Ridge. This conference and the dele- 
gates' report of it is a source of great inspiration to the members. 

The Y. W. C. A. is increasing constantly in memljershi]) and usefulness. It has just com]deted a most suc- 
cessful year, and in the coming year greater things are hoped for than ever before. 


Athletic Officers 

Athletic Association 

.M.\Ki;i. Ai.i:nam)i:k I'lorkxck Ezkl LrcRicTi.v Hicxkv Ztla Cooley 

Lois Ai.kxaxdkr Ola Cospfr 

Estiii-:k ISakkktt ITattik IIixds Ji:ax Callahan 

Rrrii I'.URNS Mar(;ari:t Callahan 

Klizaiuctii Buchanan \'ivl\n Carter 

AIooTiE Lu Buchanan Azzalea Daxh-:l 

Lvndall Bradford Luch.le Dunlap 

Thelma Baker Loi'lse Ester 

Jaxhc Brown Stella Cosper 

^^AR^• RossER Brandon 
IIi-XEN Eduards 

Rl'th JAcons Josnc McCaleu 

Zella IMcWhorter 
Bessie Jones 
IIatth-; Ingram B)Essie EIixds 
Mi:iiivL joUDAX Sallii-: ^McCalep. 

Iri-:xic Lowe. Bon McCSuefev 

Carra Li-:e Edith Stanley 

SALi.ih: r>. AL\LONE Elizabeth Tilmax 

I'aii.ixf. MfRRAH Cassii'. L. Roinxsox Lexa Terry 

l-'xxis Mathews Mary Whitman 




Salf-ie AIcCalei! 
Zella McWiiorter 
Margarkt Cai.i.aiiax 


Lois Kenxicuv 

Second Varsitv Basketball Team 


Lois Alexander Hattie Hinds 




Cassik I'.kij.k Roiuxsox Estiikr ISakuktt Zella AkWiioKiEK Rrni IJruxs |(isii-: .McCaij;i 

Junior Basketball Team 

Claukk 1!l-kt().\ Li-:.\.\ Tkkrv ( )i.a L'(isi'i:r M ildkich Suicrkou liiissii: Joxks 

Sophomore Basketball Team 

l^Aui.iNK Mi'UKAii Lois Ki:xxi:dy MAR^• Rossiir Sali.ik McCaleu ;\f aki; \ui;t CAr.r.AiiAN 

Freshman Basketball Team 

I\A ]\[.\i-: Clemmoxs Stillla Cosper AIarv Sri'.xciiR Zl'la Coolev ArETiivLic Jordan 



The Oracle Board wishes to express its appreciation 
to the following for material assistance and for con- 
tributions : 

Miss Iva Mae Clemmons 
Miss Maria Davenport 
Miss Mamie Crutcher 
Miss Clarice Burton 
Miss Stella Cosper 
Miss Mary Bagley 
Miss Ruth Jacobs 
Miss Sarah Rives 
Miss Zula Cooley 
Miss Lena Terry 
Miss Pittman 
Miss Moore 


An Episode 

I DEAR! This is such a stupid night! I wish it would stop thundering and lightning so. I would not 
mind it so much if only I had some one to talk to, or something to do. If I had some — " 

Without completing her sentence, Perdita Lamboth jumped from her chair, ran upstairs, put on 
her raincoat and rubber boots, picked up her umbrella and rushed out into the storm. 

She had come to this little village to spend the summer. Her brother and his wife were to have met her 
there, but they had been detained, and she had to stay there a whole week by herself, and without knowing a soul 
except the dear old lady with whom she was staying. It was dreadfully hard for her to be thus alone for she was 
accustomed to being surrounded with many friends who were all eager to make her happy. 

Perdita was a beautiful girl. She was small, and had deep brown, trustful eyes. Her hair was a mass of 
airy-fairy gold, which seemed to have captured the sunshine. 

"I'll take two skeins of this, and three of this," she was saying. While sitting and wishing for something to 
do, she remembered to have seen in the store the very thread she needed for finishing some embroidery she was 
doing, so decided to go and get it. 

"It won't be very awful for me to go alone, because it's not far, and I do want that thread so much. It won't 
take me long to go, and Miss Nancy will never, never miss me." 

Her package was handed to her, and she started bravely home. The wind was playing havoc with her hair, 
her dress and her umbrella. She could hardly keep her balance. She made several unsuccessful attempts to turn 
the corner of a building. The wind persistently drove her back. 

"I will make it this time, Sir Wind," she said gaily ; "I won't let you be so disrespectful to me." 

With that she lowered her head and pulled the umbrella down as low as she could, and with all her strength 
made the turn. Her umbrella came in contact with something and she heard a cry of pain. 

"Oh! I beg your pardon! What have I done? I hope I have not hurt you!" she said. In the darkness she 
could not see whether it was man, woman or child. 

"It is nothing. The end of your umbrella went into my eye, that is all." ' 

Then they recognized each other. The person with whom she had collided was a man — Femwood Ainsley. 
He had been her fiancee, but trouble came, and she had told him she would never marry him, and that she loathed 
him. There had been a terrible misunderstanding, and neither one would give in. 

"I'm very sorry, Miss Lamboth, but I fear you will have to help me. My eyes have gone on a strike, and 
your umbrella has plunged into the best one, so that leaves me without eyes. Will you tie this handkerchief 
around them, please? I must ask you to go with me to my boarding place, for I simply can not see, and I 
can't go alone. 

All this time she had been doing everything he asked her, but without saying a word — aloud. 

"I think it is just mean for him to be out here tonight, and for him to get in my way ! I couldn't help it ; the 
old umbrella would go in his eye. And now I've got to take him home! Poor man, I'm sorry I hurt you, but 
you'll never know it," she said to herself. 


When he stopped talking she faintly murmured: "I sincerely beg your pardon, and I shall certainly be glad 
to be of service to you." Oh! she must be firm and never let him know how it hurt her pride to be dragged out 
on a long walk on a terribly stormy night, and with a man she had just hurt, and whom, she constantly assured 
herself, she simply detested. 

"If you will take my arm, I think we can manage better," he said. "I'll hold this weapon so that it won't 
rain on us, and you can pilot us home." 

They were having an awful time trying to be natural, but try as they would, they did not succeed. It was 
an awkward situation, and hard to remedy. They walked on in silence until they reached the house, she man- 
fully trying to keep him on the narrow sidewalk, and he trying to keep the rain off of her. 

"Thank you very much for your kind assistance tonight. If it had not been for you I would not have got- 
ten here." 

"It was my duty to come. I would have done as much for anyone," she said proudly. 

"The carriage will be here in a few minutes. It will only take a short time to have it ready." 

"Oh, no, thank you ; I much prefer to walk home. Really, I can not think of allowing it." 

"But you must." 

But she did not, and went out into the street after a very formal "Good night." 

She reached home and made herself comfortable before a big fire in order to think over what had happened. 

"I just hate him! What did he want to come around that old ugly corner for? And HE of all people! The 
fates are against me, I am doomed to be thrown with that man. Oh, brother, dear, please come on or I shall die 

here without anyone to love me or to " A pitiful sob came in her throat and drowned the last words. She 

crawled into bed and cried herself to sleep. Poor little girl! And that was the end of her innocent adventure. 

Several days passed, and she heard nothing from Mr. Ainsley. "I wonder why he doesn't let me know how 
he is? I wouldn't treat a dog like that. He knows howmuch I want to know that he is all right. No I don't, 
either! I don't care at all! The hateful thing! 

"Perdita ! Perdita !" called the voice of Miss Nancy. 

"Yes, what is it?" 

"There's a man down here who wants to see you. His card reads like he might be a forest in the summer time. 
Mr. Fernwood — . Now who ever heard of such a name? Mr. Fernwood Ainsley." 

Her heart began to thump. But she was furiously angry with him ; yes, indeed she was. 

"I'll be down in a few minutes. Miss Nancy," she said. 

Soon she came down the steps, looking bewitchingly lovely in a pink linen morning dress. She held out her 
hand coldly. 

"Good morning, Mr. Ainsley. I am very glad to know that you have received no serious injury from my 
wicked umbrella." 

"Thank you, Miss Lamboth, and let me say that I appreciate your kindness to me very much. I have another 
favor to ask of you. Won't you forget that we have ever known each other before the other night, and come 
with me for a drive? Your brother has not come, and I know you are lonely and unhappy." 

He looked at her, but she did not speak. At last she raised her lovely eyes, full of tears. Her chin quivered 
pitifully, and she tried to tell him, "No," but she could not. 

"I understand, dear," he said. 

"I understand, too," she answered softly, from his arms. Ruth Burns, '13. 

A Wail 

(Respectfully dedicated to Miss Mary C. Pittman, 
who advised her class to study the metre of the poems 
they had memorized.) 

I've though and I've thought 'till I'm worn out and 

I've searched everywhere, but my rhymes are all bad. 
I've wondered and wondered, but decided at last 
That the day of the really great poems is past. 

I've read in class book of Anna Belle Lee, 

In her dismal tomb by the sounding sea ; 

I've studied the metre of Poe's Israfel, 

And learned of our Southland, each hill and each dell. 

I've wandered with Meek along Tempe's bright 

And thought of my homeland's superior gleams ; 
I've watched Lanier's River in the valley of Hall, 
Have followed it on with many a fall. 

I've searched for his ruby and amethyst. 

But always they're hidden with cloud or with mist ; 

I've yearned for a love to whom I might cling. 

And to whom such a song as "My Star" I might sing. 

I've gazed on Helen in her high window nook, 

But have never turned back for another look ; 

I've seen Robert Lee, with his sword flashing bright. 

And I'll have to admit 'twas a wonderful sight. 

But at last a confession I'll just have to make 

I'll never a poet nor even a fake ; 

Though I study good poems from morning 'till night, 

'Tis vain even trying to make one aright. 

IvA Mae Clemmons, '15. 

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"Through Missouri on a Mule" By C. Burton 

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"Faithful to the Pope I Stand" M. Jordan 

"A Nymph Am I" L. Dunlap 

"A Suffragette I'm Bound to Be" Annie Hinds 

"Don't Leave Me Here, Charles" By M. R. Brandon 




Extracts from Seniors' Diaries 


October 21.— Drew Middle March from library to- 
day ; practiced basketball. 

January 20. — I received my festive letter from 
Hazel today. Am still reading Middle March. 

January 31. — Reading Middle March. 

January 22. — Read Middle March. Sat in armchair 
with Billy. 

January 23. — Middle March nearly finished. 

January 31. — On last page of Middle March; can't 
finish it to save my young life. 

February 6. — Hooray! Have completed said Middle 
March. Letter came from Hazel. 


21. — I'm so busy I can't live. I had to 
for the Oracle, and then wrote business 

22. — Wrote business letters. 
23. — Wrote business letters. 
24. — I wish Esther would do something. 

25. — Busy with Oracle all day. Miss Mc. 
good in Science. I hope she's right. 
26. — Went to see Miss Mc. 
27. — Went to see Miss Mc. 
28. — Went to see Miss Mc. 


October 1. — The new Domestic Science teacher is 
so precious ; she is the prettiest thing. I'm wild about 

go to town 




I am so busy 

thinks I's so 

October 2. — "She" (of course I mean the Domestic 
Science teacher) smiled at me. Oh — Rapture! 

October 3. — I'm so glad we have to take Domestic 
Science. She is so angel — and her name — Rose Iris 
— Oh — Poetry! Perfume! — Rose Iris! 

November 25. — Went to see R. I. H. today. Oh, 
joy! I'm bewildered from pure happiness. 

December 20. — Think of Christmas here with her. 
Oh, divine ! Unspeakable ! 


October 21. — I declare, I wish Cassie Belle and 
Josie and Cosper would stop talking about the Oracle 
and Athenian at the table; I know it bores Miss Pitt- 

October 30. — Miss Pittman called me down about 
using double negatives again today. I don't never use 
those said things. 

November 28. — Pearl Sawyer came today and Cas- 
sie Belle makes me tired sticking around her. I guess 
I want to see her some. I roomed with her one year. 


November 1. — Sarah and I had cooking this after- 
noon. Isn't Miss Harlin just darling!!! 

November 2. — Sarah and I went to see Miss Harlin ; 
isn't she darling! 

November 3. — Sarah and I had sewing today ; isn't 
"she" darling!!! 

November 4. — Sarah and I can't stand undue famil- 
iarty, but I do think that Miss Harlin is just darling! 


November 16.- 
November 17- 
November 18- 
November 19.- 
November 20.- 
November 2 I.- 


-Nell and I studied Biology. 
-Nell and I studied Biology. 
-Nell and I studied Biology. 
-Nell and I studied Biology. 
-Nell and I studied Biology. 
-Nell and I studied Biology. 


November 1. — Finished Dickens today. 

November 2. — Handed in my theme on Dickens. 

November 4. — Finished George Eliot. 

November 5.- — Handed in my theme. 

November 10. — Finished Scott. 

November 11. — Handed in my theme. 

November 12.— Have started Thackeray. My Eng- 
lish will run me crazy. I know I will miss my diploma 
on account of it. 

November 13. — Have almost finished Thackeray. I 
wish I could get something done ; I suppose I love 
Hal too much. 

November 14. — On my last Thackeray. I must get 
to work. 


September 20. — Oh, this hole ! What made me come 

September 21. — Maybe it's not so bad. Had a let- 
ter from Nashville today. 

November 1. — "Squirt" hauled me out at some un- 
earthly hour to practice basketball. I positively will 
not play on the varsity ; I loathe getting up. 

November 19.— Exams, are over, and as a conse- 
quence my health is broken down. I must go home. 
Wonder if Miss Moore would let me! 

January 16. — I wish the Oracle was in Halifax. 

January 17. — Cosper and I worked on the Oracle. 

January 18. — Josie and I went to town. Had a let- 
ter from Nashville ; it made me mad, and I loathe the 


January 10. — I got up at first bell and studied Ger- 
man. I went to breakfast, cleaned up my room, went 
to school. I read after school, went for a short walk, 
and then to supper. Went to Study Hall, practiced 
oratory, and went to bed at 10 o'clock. 

January 11. — Ditto. 

January 12. — Ditto. 

January 13. — Ditto. 

January 14. — Ditto. 

January 15. — Ditto. 


February 9. — I embroidered today in sewing class, 
and I can't understand why the girls tease me so. 

February 10. — I had a letter from Texas today, but 
that's no sign I have the marriage microbe. 

February 11. — I just can't stand chemistry, but how 
I do love German. I embroidered again today, but it 
doesn't mean anything. 

February 12. — It looks like the girls would save me 
something in cooking class ; I get so hungry I nearly 


November 9. — Told Esther all the town gossip. 
November 10. — Told Esther something new. 
November 11, — Skeggs came today. He is so cute. 
November 12. — John and Louise came today. 
November 13. — Had some new gossips. 


November 14. — Heard a new joke today. 
November 15. — Studied French in the library with 

November 16. — Skeggs and Sister came. 


January 7. — Mr. G. called me up today. 
January 8. — Had a letter from Mr. G. 
January 9. — Stuched psychology. 
January 10. 

January 11. — Mr. G. called me up 
January 12. — Studied phychology. 
January 13. — Studied psychology. 

Wonder what's doing at the college. 


October 24. — I didn't know Polly was so sweet until 
today. I believe she will soon rival Pearle in my af- 

October 25. — Polly is dear. I'm crazy about her. 
But I just can't make that Y. W. C. A. Cabinet do like 
I want them to. 

November 19. — Just a few days until Pearle comes. 

November 20. — Made six middy blouses and two 
dresses today. I wish I could learn to sew fast. 

November 28. — Pearle is here, and I am perfectly 
happy. If only dear old Ida Duke would come my 
happiness would be complete. 

January 20. — Am still having a hard time directing 
the Cabinet, but I think I'll come out ahead yet. 

January 21. — The Athenian has at last gone to press. 
It is a bi-monthly magazine, and we usually publish 
about two editions, sometimes three, according to tlie 

January 22. — Between the Athenian staff and the 
Cabinet, I'm nearly insane. 


October 18. — I'm sick. 

January 10. — Have been sick. 

February 1. — I am baldheaded. 

February 2. — Two new hairs. 

February 4. — I have named the hairs of my head 
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Moses is growing 
slowly and will be in an exalted position in the mid- 
dle of my head. 

February 5.— Moses is two inches long. 

March 1. — My head is at last covered, more or less. 
My hair does bother me so much. I really can't do 
anything with it. 

I Want to Be a Senior 

I want to be a Senior, 

And wear a cap and gown, 
And walk to church at the head of the line 

Without a teacher's frown. 

I want to be a Senior, 

Without a Senior's cares ; 
I want to be a Senior 

Without her "prissy airs" ! 

I want to be a Senior, 
As meek as a little lamb, 

And brag about the "dips" 

I'll get if I pass my last "exani.' 

I want to be a Senior, 

With full-fledged dignity. 

And walk as if I owned the world- 
That's what I want to be. 



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The Why of It 

INE day the Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know came to the Spirit-that-knew and asked him many ques- 
tions. The Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know had been flying around all day and he had seen so many 
things that his brain was utterly bewildered. It was the Why-feeling that he could not shake off; and 
of course everyone knows the Why- feeling is the worst in all the great family of Feelings. So he was 
desperate at last and came to the Spirit-that-knew to help him get rid of the Why-feeling. 
The Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know was not at all sure what it was that worried him. Perhaps he was just 
a foolish little spirit that was too young to know anything, but it was certain that he was worried. "Everything 
had a why," he said, "but I can't find it out about some things." 

Now the Spirit-that-knew saw right down through the poor little worried mind of the Little-Spirit-that-want- 
ed-to-knovv and understood, oh, so clearly ; so very clearly that the Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know somehow felt 
the Why-feeling loosen its hold just a wee bit. But still he wasn't sure, and when the Spirit-that-knew said to him, 
"Come," he followed silently. 

At first the two spirits went quietly along the crowded city streets. Of course no one saw them ; no one ever 
sees spirits ; one just feels their presence. The Spirit-that-knew said nothing at first ; he waited for the Little-Spirit- 
that-wanted-to-know to ask him why. 

After awhile the Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know stopped suddenly: "Look, now," he cried, "why did that 
handsome, stylishly-dressed girl pick up that old blind negro's stick when that rude little boy knocked it from his 
hand? He is a negro, old and gray, and she is a white girl, beautiful and young. Now, why is that, pray tell 
me?" The Spirit-that-knew looked at the receding figure of the girl and at the grateful face of the old darkey, 
who was bowing humbly and thanking "young miss" profusely. Then he turned to the Little-Spirit-that-wanted- 
to-know : "That girl," he said, "is an Athens College girl. That is why." 

The Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know was silent a moment and then said, "Yes, I see; but there are yet more 
puzzling things than that." 

The two spirits left the city streets and went out into the suburbs. They came to a shady little street where 
the flowers in the yards nodded a cheerful "Howdy-do" to the passersby, and the little white houses seemed to be 
smiling, too. Before the smiliest little house of all they stopped. "Now come softly," said the Little-Spirit-that- 
wanted-to-know, "for this is very puzzling." They slipped ever so softly upon the porch and peeped in. There in 
the room was the prettiest little scene anyone could ever imagine. There might have been four little boys playing in 
that room, judging from the noise that they made. Not so, for in looking again, there appeared only two. Such 
boys! Real boys, and yet careful not to hurt the pretty baby of two years who vainly tries to play with them. In 


the low chair by the fire sits the mother, and just the right kind of a mother, too. Such sweet, soft eyes and 
restful face could not belong to anyone but a mother of children like these; 

As the spirits watched this happy picture, the father entered. A grave, kindly man, who loved his children 
and was in turn idolized by them. After a few moments of play, the mother drew the boys to her side, and taking 
baby in her arms, told them simple stories of the beautiful old times. The children listened rapt, and when she 
was through, begged for another. She shook her head in gentle denial. Then kneeling with her little family, 
her loving mother's prayer rose straight to the skies and begged protection for her loved ones. The Little-Spirit- 
that-wanted-to-know turned slowly: "Why, tell me, did she do this? Why did she call the children from their 
play and pray so sweetly?" With a wise smile the Spirit-that-knew answered, "She was an Athens College girl." 

This answer puzzled the Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know so much that he almost forgot to start for the next 
place. This time it was away down in a dark by-street where nothing was pleasant or wholesome or clean. Up a 
flight of rickety stairs and down a dirty corrider went the two spirits. They came to a closed door. Of course 
spirits do not trouble about doors, so they simply went on through. They found themselves in a dingy room, 
scantily furnished, but bearing evidence of very recent cleaning. On a narrow cot lay a woman emaciated and 
wan, looking more dead than alive. But in her eyes gleamed hope and trust as she gazed up at the girl who sat 
beside her. The girl was dressed in the simple garments of a deaconess and her serene face under the little bon- 
net bore a look of ineiifable sweetness and pity. She was telling the woman of a higher life than she had ever 
known and was gently leading her into the path thereto. Food and comfort had prepared the invalid mind for 
just this influence, and as the spirits watched she seemed to realize the beauty of the future as preached by the 
little deaconess. Her sad face was illumined and shone with a glory almost divine. 

"Why, oh why, does she come here day after day and say the beautiful things to her that she does? And why 
does she bring good things to eat and cheer the poor woman by sympathy and kindness. Why does she do it ?" 
queried the Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know. Again came the answer: "She was an Athens College girl." 

The Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know was very serious now. "Come," he said, "I am still unsatisfied." This 
time the way led through a fashionable district where wealth abounded. The spirits climbed the marble steps of 
one of the handsomest dwellings of all and slipped spirit- fashion, of course, into the house. With spirit- freedom 
they went into the boudoir of the mistress. Almost simultaneously with their entrance, a message came to the 
wealthy woman. It was a call for financial help from a struggling school. It was brought in half fearfully by the 
maid, who was new in this household and who suspected the contents. The rich woman opened and read it. She 
thought for a moment; then the spirits saw her write a check and hand it to the maid. "Send that, and if they 

need more, tell me." The spirits looked over the maid's shoulder and the check was for well, I won't say 

how much, but it was so big that even the Spirit-that-knew was amazed. "Now," exclaimed the Little-Spirit-that- 
wanted-to-know, "explain that, please! Why should she give so liberally to little struggling schools that she 


knows nothing of and may never see? Why?" The Spirit-that-knew smiled. "She was an Athens College girl," 
was all he would say. 

Without a word the Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know turned and went out, followed by the other. "Come, 
now, and solve the greatest puzzle of all," he at last said, and led the way to a quiet place on a river bank. There 
sat two young people — a man and a girl. "Now listen carefully," said the Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know, "for 
this is the hardest puzzle of all." 

The young man and the girl were just engaged and very happy. He was telling her of his hopes and dreams, 
and she was looking hers. He told her that he was very poor, but he could work for her and even starve for her. 
And she was glad that she could work with him and if need be she could also starve. They laughed like children 
at the idea of starving and in their brave youth gleefully planned little economies and savings such as no one had 
even attempted before. 

The Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know was excited. "Tell me how they are brave enough to try this hazard- 
ous experiment? How can he so cheerfully assume such a burden and be so happy over it? How does he know 
she will stand by him and not shirk her sworn duty? And why is he happier than any man I ever saw?" With firm 
reiteration came the answer, "She is an Athens College girl." 

This was too much for the Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know. "What is your meaning? Why should being 
Athens College girls make them so wonderful? Why?" 

This time the Spirit-that-knew led the way. They came to a beautiful building with stately white columns 
and spacious rooms. He led the way into the chapel where in the fading sunlight the vesper services were being 
held. The peaceful room, the soft light, and presence of the Spirit of Reverence made the Why-feeling seem 
very .small and of no moment to the Little-Spirit-that-wanted-to-know. As he listened he heard the psalm, the 
song, and the prayer ; he felt in his spirit-self the soothing influence of the serene piety of the place. Suddenly 
the why feeling vanished and he turned to the Spirit-that-knew and said, "I know why, now." 


A Senior Dinner 

IN addition to being paragons of learning — classical and otherwise — the young ladies who hail Athens 
as their Alma Mater are among the most versatile and accomplished culinary artists that may be 
found in the South, famous for its good cooks. As a proof of her skill in catering to the wants of the 
inner man, every Senior must be the hostess at some meal — either breakfast, lunch or dinner — to a 
number of Faculty members. The functions are usually triumphs of cookery and good taste, as the guests see 
them ; but the struggles which go into the making thereof — 'the absurd errors, the disappointments, and, to coin 
a word, the "foolishments" that take place are known only to the initiated few. For the first time these secrets 
are to be divulged. 

The invitations had been issued for six o'clock dinner Saturday, so that necessitated some preparation on 
Friday. Two chickens were to meet their death, and Esther was appointed public executioner. It was her first 
case, and absolute ignorance prevailed. She was undecided and hesitating between giving them ether or hang- 
ing them with a cord, when one of the negroes on the place saw her perplexity, and with two quick twists forever 
divorced the trunks and craniums of the unfortunate birds. By the united efforts of three girls — the matron 
and the domestic science teacher — the chickens were divested of their outer covering and their anatomy hope- 
lessly mangled. 

The chicken question disposed of, the next largest thing looming upon the horizon was the celery soup. This 
was Zella's particular department, and she rose to the emergency. Early Saturday morning she began the slow 
process of breaking down the strong and unyielding nature of the celery. She boiled and stirred, stirred and 
boiled, and did them both again ; but the celery was determined to cling to its principles and never yield. How- 
ever it would be remarkable celery indeed that could withstand the combined attacks of fire, spoon, and Zella's 
fervent beseeching vocabulary. At last it was reported that the celery was in the consistency of mush. All that 
had gone before, all that was to come, could not equal that which now took place. The mixture must be pressed 
through a colander, and anyone familiar with that vegetable know that it is no small undertaking. Zella pressed, 
she mashed, pressed again, reviewed the result, looked upward despairingly, and pressed again. Occasionally she 
paused in her labors to hurl a well-aimed biscuit or potato in the direction of some ill-timed and irrepressible 
giggle. Her apron became untied ; her hairpins began to fall ; a button somewhere flew off at a tangent ; yet 
Zella pressed on. After two hours, as a result of her labors, there were fully two cupfuls of nicely strained 
celery. Now the completion of the soup was comparatively easy. 

In the meantime, Josie had achieved marvelous success in concocting some wonderfully light rolls that were 
really models, in their way. Esther had sufficiently recovered from the shock of the untimely death of the chick- 


ens to be able to attem])t to toast tbe bread for the cheese sandwiches. She only liurned one panful before she 
had the little sandwiches quite ready. 

The last awful moment came when Miss Harlin left the kitchen to the girls and went upstairs. The guests 
were seated in the parlor waiting for dinner to be announced — the candles were lighted ; everything was ready. 
'Jlien Ruth discovered that Zella's dress was on wrong-side-out, and it was trimmed in frills. Too late then to 
remedy it : so. thanks to a good and conscientious dressmaker, it was, apparently, not noticed. 

Ruth and Josie served. They had been sufficiently instructed not to serve from the right side, so when 
Ruth carelessly offered Miss Ilranscomb sandwiches in the forbidden manner, she suddenly remembered, and, 
jerking the plate back from the astonished lady, she presented them properly on the left. 

.\t last, between awkward attempts at gracefulness and sujipressed giggles of pure embarrassment and ex- 
citement, the whole seven courses were lived through. Relief is a mild word for the feelings of those four girls. 
I Idwever, they were fully com])ensated when they overheard a chance remark of Miss Julia Jackson, with whom 
one never connects the idea of an epicure, say; "Well. I'm simpl_\' uncomfortai^le, I've eaten so much. My! wasn't 
the pinea])ple mousse good?" 

Oh! Those Chaperons 

Oh ! those ChaiJerons ! 

See their grownup air 
When they take to walk 

Subs and Freshmen fair. 

Oh ! they think they're great. 
Seniors, Juniors, too! 

They don't understand, 
Their privileges are few. 

Oh ! those Chaperons ! 

See their measured gait ! 
Old maid teachers — girls, 

This will be your fate! 


The Four I'oiiits of (lie Compass 


Keep Me A-wake 

Keep me awake, preacher, keep me awake ! 

Lest I the path of stern duty forsake. 

Keep me from nodding, lest Miss Moore should 

frown ! 
Keep me awake, preacher, till Med. comes aroun' ! 

— M. Sherrod. 


'Course we fuss about the fare ! 
Think the rules are hard to bear. 
'Course for home we sometimes wail, 
Call this place "Old Athens Jail ;" 
Yet in spite of all we do 
'Course, old Athens, we love you ! 

Mildred Sherrod. 

The Red! Red! Hair! 

O my hair's like a red, red rose 
That's newly sprung in June; 

O my hair to me a burden is 
'Twill drive me crazy soon. 

So blest art thou, my dark-haired lass, 
So bright-red is my hair ; 

Though some may say it's Titian, 
'Tis more than I can bear. 

'Tis more than I can bear, so now 

You see a desperate girl, 
I'll dye it black, so I can wear 

A pink bow on my curl. 

So fare-ye-weel, my old red hairs ! 

And fare-ye-weel a while! 
And should ye e'er turn red again, 

I hope yell be in style! 


(A La Small Boy) 

Wish 'at I was President, 

Wish I was a king; 
Wish I had a dollar, and 

Wish 'at I could sing. 

Wish I had a big white horse. 

Wish 'at I was rich; 
Wish I had a shovel so as 

'At I could dig a ditch. 

Guess I oughtn't wish so much. 

Guess it ain't the rule ; 
But oh, I wish, I wish there wasn't 

Such a thing as school. 


Just seventy years ago the girls 
Of Athens dressed like this; 

With hoopskirt wide and winsome curls 
And dainty, quaint, pelisse. 

i8 60 

In 1860 'twas so queer 

The way those girls were dressed ; 
She was in style, though, it is clear, 

That fact must be confessed. 

In 1890 Athens maids 

Were wonderfully gowned ; 
In dresses of all lovely shades 

And sleeves a vard around. 



Behold the modern Athens girl 
Her like was never seen ; 

She's up-to-date from toe to curl, 
The girl of now — Thirteen. 

Mail Time 


Oh! mail time, sweet mail time, best time of the day, 
Dear mail time, I'll sing you a song if I may; 
My letters lie snug in the old striped bag. 
Miss Pittman! Miss Pittman! oh, why do you lag? 
Oh ! meal times are sweet, and play times are, too. 
But mail time, dear mail time, I'm wild about you! 
My parents I hear from, my cousins and friends. 
But sometimes I get not the letters He sends ! 
Oh ! mail time ! sweet mail time ! at noon and at night, 
That white stack of letters look good to my sight. 
Each name sends a thrill through my listening soul. 
And I hope that I won't be left out in the cold ! 

Stella Cosper, '16. 

All exams are o'er at last. 
Graduation night is past, 
Five A.M. is drawing near, 
Choo-Choo train will soon be here! 

Girlies feeling kinder blue, 
Saying, "You won't forget, will you? 
Write to me, come back next year, 
It'll be so lonesome with you not here." 

Choo-Choo train has puffed away. 
Leaves old Athens not so gay ! 
But memories sweet will linger long 
Years after we've sung that good-night song. 

Maria Davenport, '16. 


Soliloquy of the Clock 

(Overheard by the Fireless Cooker.) 

ELL, as somebody wisely remarked, nothing lasts, I suppose it's up to me to be resigned to my fate, but 
it is about the hardest thing I ever had to do. For years and years I hung on the wall in the chapel ; for 
years and years I faithfully marked off the periods of school, indicated the dinner hour, and gave the 
signal for room-bell. I was looked up to by the President, the Faculty, and the student body ; I arbi- 
trarily ordered the day's schedule ; in fact I was about the most indispensable member of the College family. I 
presided over the ordinary school days ; I heard Miss Moore's lectures each morning, and sometimes my heart went 
out in timely sympathy to the girls. 

During the day, many were the notes I saw thrown slyly from one girl to another, and many a whisper did I 
detect that would have called down the wrath of the chapel teacher had I betrayed the whisper. I watched little 
girls come to school for the first time and saw them grow tall and strong. I saw them pass through all the class- 
es on until Senior year. I saw them graduate and have welcomed them back as teachers. I have heard the ad- 
dresses of Bishops, of preachers, of great educators, of missionaries, and of frightened girls. I have listened pa- 
tiently through recitals, through endless sonatas, concertos and nocturnes ; I had the same broad open smile for 
the timid little girl saying her first speech as for the composed young lady giving her diploma recital. 

All this has been my lot to experience, and now, all my old brass wheels whirl in agony at the thought. They 
took me down from my old exalted place when the chapel was made over and hung me — me, I say — in the kitch- 
en. In my place is a stuck-up thing that is connected by wires with some mysterious place that I know nothing 
of. It is a noisy thing, always whirring and disturbing the girls. It boasts of its family, saying that it belongs to 
the Western Union Telegraph Company. I'm sure it can not vaunt the distinguished career that I have had nor 
can it have kept the company that I have. 

But I forget. I'm a kitchen clock, now. I hang near the stove and have my complexion assailed by the va- 
pors that arise from the foods that are cooking. Victor is now the one who depends upon me. The irate house- 
keeper uses me as her argument when supper is late. My presence makes delay inexcusable. Because of this 
fact the servants shake their fists at me and wish I were in Halifax. But I wish I were in the chapel. I never 
hear any music now but the servants humming some negro song or an occasional sound of some one practicing. 
The only speeches I hear are those Henry makes when he holds forth on some domestic subject. At night in- 
stead of pleasant converse with the grand piano or my old friend, the pipe organ, I sit in silent contempt while 
the stove, the Dutch oven and the other common folk of the kitchen chatter of low subjects or discuss the trivial 
things of the kitchen life. I can't demean myself to associating with them, and my only pleasure is when by chance 
a stray cream pitcher of the Cut Glass Family comes into the kitchen. Then I hear a morsel of real news and 
have a few moments of delightful conversation. 

I had a right pleasant evening when the Juniors entertained the Seniors. Then I saw so many of my friends 
from the aristocratic world and was comforted for days. But there — supper is being cooked and I will draw 
myself up in silent contempt while Victor and Henry simply shatter my nerves by their low-bred airs. My only 
hope is that I'll soon wear out and be freed from this humiliation. 


Arabella's Affinity 

Once from the little town of Jenkinsville 
A maiden fair and yoimg did sally forth 
To join that band of others of her kind 
Who frequent Athens College, wisdom filled. 
Her mother, dear, for her a lunch prepared 
Of sandwiches, perhaps an apple, too, 
With which she cheered a soul the while her tears 
Bedewed her one new kerchief grandma made. 
Her middies, bows, and other gay apparel 
Were safely stowed away in sister Sue's 
Big trunk that she had left when she had gone 
Away and married. Thus prepared and warned 
By mamma not to lose her pocketbook 
Did Arabella leave her home for school. 
She joined the classic host that's known to fame 
As Freshmen, and the name is very fit, 
Though far be it from this pen to say why. 
Straightway does Arabella find that she. 
To be in style, must have a soul-mate true. 
Affinity by some 'tis called. So she 
Cast widely round in all her memories 
To see if she could find a youth, to whom 
She could lay claims of an affinity. 
Alas ! Of all the gallant swains, who once 
Had bought her sodapop and lemon drops. 
Had gone to ice cream suppers and church fairs 
With her, not one seemed just what she would like. 
For her affinity. Then Arabella 
Began to fear that she was badly placed. 
'What must I do? Alas! What shall I do?' 
She wept. Poor child, her plight was sad and drear. 
The other lassies spoke in soulful tones, 
With upraised eyes, of "ones that understood 
Their soul's high longing, and their better selves, 
. Their temperament artistic" and so on. 

Until poor Arabella was quite awed 
And soon began to feel that she herself 
Was so misunderstood and that she had 
Artistic temperament. (She did not know 
Just what it was, but hoped it did not hurt. 
"Perhaos," she thought, 'tis something like the measles.") 
One day as Arabella sadly walked 
Adown the campus driveway she beheld 
A youth, gay clad in stripes and red necktie. 
Who sauntered past the College, pleasure-bent. 
No sooner did she look than she adored. 
Here was the soul-mate, one to understand ! 

rapture ! Ecstacy ! Oh, Bliss ! Oh, Joy ! 
Poor Arabella's heart was lost for aye! 

The youth knew not the havoc that he wrought. 
He merely thought. "A very pretty girl ; 

1 wonder who she is and where she's from?" 
And wandered on. But Arabella stood 
Entranced, nor stirred until a teacher stern 
Invited her to turn her steps forthwith 
Unto the College, there to con her books. 

The next day, when the clock had chimed the hour 

At which she hoped again to view the one 

And only hero, Arabella sped 

Unto the campus gate and took her stand. 

The hero came. His luminous black eyes 

And raven locks upon his noble brow 

Made Arabella's heart to palpitate. 

A look, a smile ; no more, and he is gone. 

Yet Arabella's eyelids did not close 

In sleep that night. How could she think of sleep 

When she had found her other self, the soul 

That unto hers had thrilled in harmony? 

She wondered what his occupation was — 

A painter or a poet? Nothing less 


Artistic could he be. for was he not 

The embodiment of all her high ideals 

Of poet, painter, lover, what you will? 

His speech itself must be poetic and 

His words, mayhap did rhyme (she hoped they did). 

At any rate he surely quoted Browning, 

And Ella Wheeler Wilcox, possibly. 

All this long while she had not heard his voice. 

She longed to speak to him, to hear him say 

Some word that, doubtless, quick would find 

An echo in her soul. How could it be? 

How could she find the opportunity 

To have that longed-for conversation? 

Fate pitied her, and on a holiday 

There was a game of strenuous basketball 

Between the maidens of some distant school 
And those of Athens. To this came the youth. 
In midst of wildly shouting, screaming girls 
She was unnoticed by the Faculty. 
'Twas very easy then to reach his side. 
She waited with a quickly beating heart 
The glowing words that would unite their souls. 
Some flood of glorious, living poetry! 
Perhaps he would quote from the ''Rosary! 
He op'ed his lips to speak ; she clasped her hands ; 
And with her ears attuned to catch each phrase. 
She heard in broad Italian dialect : 
"Have-a-de peanut. Miss? I gotta de sack full." 
Then Arabella fainted dead away. 

Highest Ambitions 

Esther Barrett: "My highest ambition is to get 'The Oracle' to press." 

EHzabeth Simmons : "My highest ambition is to increase in knowledge, not in size." 

Frances Sanders: "My greatest ambition is to answer the calls of a belle." 

Miss Woolley : "My highest ambition is to eat chocolate pie three times a day and between meals every day 
of my life." 

Ruth Jacobs : "My highest ambition is to tell a joke so that the point may be seen." 

Lucy Moore: "My greatest ambition is to be 'a Star!' " 

Cassie Belle Robinson : "My greatest ambition is to never appear energetic, but to be languid and gracefully 

Rebecca Chandler: "My highest ambition is to marry the first good chance I get." 


£ uo lu}ioyy of 'i D'ljpl 

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Miss Dignity 

STIFLED sob broke the stillness. Craig paused in his rapid progress down the hall. It couldn't be 
^lother Pendleton, of course, and boys never cry. So, his reason told him what his heart already knew. 
It was Max, his own joyous, irrepressible, impulsive Max. What could be the matter? Wildly, he 
gazed about, but reason came again to his \u\, this time telling him that she could not be in the um- 
brella stand nor could she have concealed herself beneath the hatrack. With a mental shake for his folly, he strode 
toward the wide door of the library. 

Arrived there, he peered about its gloomy depths i" vain. The high windows, with their heavy hangings the 
deep chairs and massive bookcases, told him nothing. As he stopped, puzzled, a small sniffle revealed the where- 
abouts of the injured lady. He tiptoed softly to the farthest corner of the room. There she lay. Her adorable 
face was buried deep in the pillows, her brown curls were tousled and tangled, her limp hands clasped the back 
of the high settee convulsively. He bent over her, his heart pounding away with disconcerting rapidity. He was 
ever conscious of a fear that she might hear it! He touched the loose curls gently. 

"Max," he said, "My own little Max." It was not what he had intended saying, and he could not remember 
what that had been. Throwing discretion to the winds he took her in his arms. Very suddenly and with an ex- 
tremely unromantic vigor. Max sat upright, planting her small feet firmly upon the floor. 

"I'm not Max any longer. I am Maxine," said this very dignified young lady; "and I'm going away. Auntie 

is going to take me " and the rest of her words were unintelligible, for with a quick loss of all formality the 

brown head once more ducked in among the pillows. 

The man was helpless. He had offered sympathy in the best way that had occurred to him, and this way 
was usually acceptable, for know you, gentle reader, that this was not Craig's first love affair, though he knew 
it for his last. Here, then, was a lady in tears and he knew not what to do. This problem the young lady herself 

"Give me your handkerchief," she requested, which order he hastened to obey. 

An awkward silence ensued. The man in all his twenty-five years had never been so much at a loss. His 
face betrayed his chagrin. He wished very much to know where she was going, but he had not the courage to 
ask. His last advance had not brought very much enlightenment as to the cause of her tears. 

In response to a slight touch, he looked down. A small hand rested on his arm and a tearful voice in- 
quired : "Don't you want to know where I'm going? You don't care a bit!" The tear-stained face was lifted 
to his. "Aren't you going to ask me ?" 


Evidently I\Iax had forgotten her dignified eighteen years, Craig reflected. He offered her the shelter of 
his arms again, and this time it was gratefully received to his great satisfaction. 

Gradually he pieced out the details of the woeful tale his lady related as, proprieties all unheeded, she wept 
unrestrainedly on the lapels of his fashionable coat. Auntie had refused to do anything she wanted. Auntie did 
not like her. Mother has spoiled her. She had not one iota of dignity. Auntie wouldn't have a thing to do with 
her season out unless she was properly prepared. Why, she was just a little tom-boy. She couldn't even wear 
stays correctly or gracefully. 

"And I won't wear my hair up high on my head and have great high heels on my shoes. I just will not. 
And they are going to send me away," the rebellious voice continued, "To a horrid boarding school, where I will 
learn to be haughty and to control my impulses. Auntie is going to take me to Athens Female College, Monday ; 
and I can't have my winter in New Orleans, either. Oh !" 

Eight months later Craig Carleton stood on the steps of an old colonial mansion. The high, white columns 
stood out with imposing grandeur, and the great oak patterns on their base. Everything was young, everything 
was happy. He looked out over the college campus and wondered why he alone of all nature seemed dissatisfied. 
"What would she be like?" he asked himself. "Would she be proud, prudish, disdainful, or would she — " 

The sound of footsteps drew his eyes to the hall. A slim girl in blue advanced quickly down the broad stair 
and toward him. The brown curls hung over her shoulders still, and her eyes laughed their old joyous welcome. 
With a saucy smile she curtsied to him and extended her hand. Then with another smile she tucked her hair 
beneath her bonnet and tied it under her chin and told him she was ready. Her father, sensible man, was al- 
ready far down the avenue. With a light touch of her foot to his hand she mounted her horse. Slowly they 
turned their horses and cantered away down the lane. The cedars waved over them and the lovers nodded good- 
bye to them. They would come that way no more. Their roarl led onward to Happiness Land. 


Fables from Facts 

|NCE a damsel who abode in a boarding school looked upon another damsel and found her fair and ex- 
ceedingly good to behold. The heart of the first damsel went out to her and she saith, "I will endeavor 
to win her esteem." But when she had found favor in the eye of the fair damsel, lo, an exceedingly 
great jealousy came upon her. She waxed wroth and said hard things when she saw the damsel of her 
choice walking with the arm of a blonde girl placed around her waist. The fair damsel waxed wroth likewise and 
spurned the jealous one and would speak with her no more ; whereat the jealous one wept much and lamented. 
Moral. — Excessive selfishness bringeth on gnashing of teeth. 

There dwelt in the abode of women, which is known as Brown Hall, a learned sage who possessed nerves. 
These nerves were unto him a burden and unto his neighbors a burden and a source of great affliction. 

Lo, above him dwelt damsels who were light of heart and heavy of foot. In disporting about their chamber 
they produced sounds like unto a mighty storm. Thus was not a solace to the nerves of the sage. 

Yet he bore with them patiently until one of the damsels would fain arise ere cockcrow and peruse the books 
of wisdom. Lest she be overcome by sleep, she put near her couch a clock, even an alarm clock. This clock was 
as the noise of brassbands and like unto the sound of threshing machines. 

So one, yes, even two mornings, did the sage arise in haste to flee before the terrible danger that threatened, 
as it seemed, his life, only to discover that the noise of battle and murder was even the ringing of the alarm clock. 

In vain did he cry out and in vain did his nerves abuse him. 

Then he waxed exceedingly angry and wrote to the damsels an epistle that put, as it were, a quietus upon the 
clock, even the alarm clock. Now the damsel ariseth no more but sleepeth calmly on even until the hour for the 
morning meal approacheth and is almost upon her. 

Moral. — Put not your trust in alarm clocks lest you receive epistles from sages. 

A maiden was possessed of the idea that her voice was as the nightingale. In vain did she hear the admoni- 
tions of her teachers and friends. In great pride of spirit did she essay to sing grand opera and classics when it 
were more seemly to sing simple ditties, even as "Home Sweet Home." She attempteth rashly to warble at a 
recital wherein the talented and near talented were wont to perform. Yea, even a high class song did she essay to 
sing. Alas ! even upon the high notes did her voice break and produce weird sounds like unto the cry of a guinea 
hen. The damsel retired and sang no more, weeping bitterly and bewailing the hard luck thereof. 

Moral. — Attempt not high notes without step ladders lest ye be presented with lemons. 

Two fair sisters were noted among their fellows for their exceedingly shrill and resounding voices. They 
spake in tones which made goose flesh to arise, as it were, upon the hearers thereof. Their neighbors were sore 


distressed, yet they marvelled much that the lungs of the two fair sisters were not exhausted and worn out. But 
their lungs waxed only more and more powerful until one day there happened an event. One of the fair sisters 
chanced to be upon the ground and would fain speak with her fair sister who was upon the third floor of the edi- 
fice in which they abode. She called, "Soo-s-s-s-ter !" once, yea, even twice and thrice called she. 

The sound rose and fell until the other inmates came pouring out in great confusion saying one to the other, 
"Where is the great fire ? For a fact we have heard the wildcat whistle." 

Moral. — An empty wagon maketh a great noise. 

There arose among the maidens of a certain school a custom. This custom was even to walk with arms half 
outspread, as is the manner of chickens' wings when running, and to sway the body rythmically. This they 
termed turkey trotting. They concluded that the appearance thereof was exceedingly graceful and beautiful to 
behold ; but sorrow came upon them from it, for one day the maidens were walking in this peculiar manner and a 
man of medicine beheld them. He was troubled in spirit and sought audience with their President. Henceforth 
were they treated for St. Vitus' dance. The maidens were much mortified in soul and now the Turkey Trot is a 
thing of great disrepute among them. 

MoR.AL. — The trot of a turkey giveth the effect of a goose. 

To Unw^elcome Love 

O Love, 
I wished thee not. Why didst thou come ? 
Unsought, thou soughtst me out 
And spreadst within my heart thy discontent and 
Thine arrows, poison-tipped, flew not from starlit 
Why didst thou come ? 
O Love, O Love, 

In agony I've borne with thee; Use yet again thy magic wand; 

I've paid thy priceless wage. Call back thy fearful gift; 

Aware, she looks adown on me; oh, youthful sage ; Remove thy harmful darts in reparation swift, 

Indeed, her rightful due she deems my heart to be. That I may live, made free again by peace refound, 

Why didst thou come? When thou art gone. — I. M. C, '15. 


May Day 

|SK any Athens College girl which day is the best of all the year, Commencement excepted, and without 
a doubt she will answer May Day. That is truly a red letter day and no mistake. This year, 1913, it 
was even better than ever before. The festivities are under the direction of the Oracle Board and are 
a source of great pleasure as well as considerable profit. The weather was ideal, and the campus the 
prettiest spot in the prettiest valley in the world. That's no exaggeration, either. Attractive gaily decked booths 
were dotted here and there from which all manner of good things to eat were sold. A good band was stationed 
in the Crow's Nest and inspired the nimble feet of the May pole dancers, who tripped so gaily before their queen. 
Her majesty of the May assumed her royal seat after the many interesting and exciting races were held. She 
graciously conferred the trophies upon the proud winners who had struggled as valiantly to consume sweet 
crackers in the shortest time, to run fastest in sacks and to perform other marvelous feats. 

But there are serious doubts if all their pleasures would not pall on the girls were it not for the all-important 
feature of this day. This feature is — the masculine element at large upon the campus. There, whereon the 
foot of the youth treads not, and whereon he dares not seat himself to chat with the girl of his choice for nine 
months — minus one day, does he on that day freely walk and talk. It is hard to decide which gets the most real 
thrill of it — the boy or the girl ; but thrilling it is, and very pleasant. 

After the youthful Romeos and Juliets have whiled away the better part of the day, the grand climax comes 
with the basket ball game. This ended the day quite successfully, and the excitement it aroused kept the inevitable 
parting between Romeo and Juliet from being so painful. 

Everybody likes May Day, and as one girl says, "It just leaves a good taste in your mouth." 



T was one of the meetings of the zoology class. Ducky, as usual, presided. She was seated upon a 
wee fern stand which a few moments before had supported a vase of Sally's recital carnations. The 
others were scattered about the room in divers positions. Madge shared the window seat and a box of 

chocolates with the indolent Lula. Kate and Margie adorned the foot of the bed across which was 

stretched Anna and her obedient slave, Bobby. The dignified Ena perched upon a trunk, the class Baby occupying 
the remaining space. The only chairs in the room were occupied by the affected Lena and Miss Jane Mays. Mar- 
garet, Martha, Caroline and the rest were in the most unusual places imaginable. Sadie, the class mischief-maker, 
was speaking. 

"Miss Mackintosh knows we just loathe that zoology. I do believe that's the reason she gives us so much. 
As for me, I think life too short to spend any number of hours a day studying three chapters of zoology. I hate 

"Well, I don't," volunteered Ducky , "I like it." 

"Of course you do," Lula neglected the chocolates to reply, "if I could learn it without an effort as you do, 
or make up perfectly splendid answers like Anna or Ena, I'd like it too. But you know" 

Here there was an unexpected interruption. The door flew open and in rushed Mamie, the class beauty. Her 
violet eyes were clouded with tears and the tiny chamois skin she was applying to her face failed to change the 
glistening appearance of the end of her small nose. 

"What is the matter?" choroused the girls, while understanding looks and sympathetic glances were ex- 

"Oh, you all know how dull I am," blubbered Mamie, beginning to weep afresh ; "I just can't learn three chap- 
ters of Zoology, and," sobs choked her voice, "Miss Morley won't let me drop it. Oh, Oh, Oh ! !" 

"Well," consoled Sally, "if I were as excruciatingly good-looking as you are, I'd never worry about such 
exceedingly superfluous things as lessons. I'd just flunk and sail through this world on my face value." 

"Sally, how can you?" This from Jane; "You know how I abominate slang. You told me you were going 
to cut it out." 

"Cut it out?" jeered Bobby, "cut it out? And pray what is that?" 

"It is a very forceful expression, for one thing," returned Jane, "and for another, I heard Miss Morley use 
it ; so it must be alright." 

"Girls, girls, we are not getting anywhere at all," interrupted Ducky. "We must get our thinking caps on. 
Now here is Mamie who just can not learn so much Zoology. What shall we do?" 

Silence reigned. Deepest gloom settled on every face. 

"I say. Ducky, you tell us what to do, there's a sweet girl," invited Lula. "You know as well as I do that, ex- 
cepting you, not a girl among us has the slightest gift for thinking up things." 

"Let's strike," suddenly offered Zadie, setting up very straight and clinching her hands, "let's strike." 

Disapproval was apparent. 


"There now," admired Kate, "it had a thought. Only you see, Zadie, besides you, none of us are important 
enougli for our blows to make an impression." 

"Do hush, Kate," begged Ducky, "please do. Now, girls," jumping up and down in excitement in momen- 
tary danger of annihilating the fern stand, "that's exactly what we'll do: We'll strike." 

"Strike," echoed the class, horrified, "we can never do it." Devoted followers as they were they were near 

Yes. we can, too," insisted the unflinching leader, "listen and see if we can't." 

Bed, chairs, window-seat and corners were quickly forsaken while the girls crowded close about Ducky. Im- 
pressively, she unfolded her plan. 

"Now, you see, Mamie can't learn more than one and a half chapters of Zoology. Everyone of us knows that, 
because everyone of us have seen her try. Well, you know how Miss Morley is always preaching about the strong 
standing up for the weak, and about how some of us can do things which are impossible for others. Then she al- 
ways says we ought never to do them but think of our weaker sister. Alright, we'll do that very thing. Everyone 
of us will learn one chapter and a half of Zoology and whoever she calls on after that must tell her we have de- 
cided to take only so much. There, now." 

Most of the girls were eager to try the experiment, but a few were undecided. The Baby was afraid, Lula 
loathed to get into trouble, Ena hardly liked the idea, and Jane, the dignified, thought it improper. Discussion 
was hot. Ena thought that teachers had always ruled and always should, a sentiment straightway condemned by 
Ducky as narrowniinded and silly. It all ended, however, as it always did, in the whole class doing as Ducky 

Thursday morning broke bright and clear. Every amateur Zoologist in Miss Macintosh's class arose with the 
distinct feeling that some event of note was about to take place. They reported to breakfast but begged to be ex- 
cused almost as soon as they were seated. During chapel they hardly dared look at one another lest their faces 
should betray their awe-inspiring secret. 

Promptly at 9 :20, Miss Macintosh took her place in her classroom and the class marched in. The recitation 
progressed without incident of note, 'till the chapter anda half had been recited. Suppressed excitement made the 
class unusually unresponsive and their instructor administered a sharp rebuke. Frightened. Frightened, Bobby 
passed several shy notes down to Anna, and having received cheerful replies, rebuked Ducky. 

"That last question you answered was over half." 

"Oh, was it?" mourned Ducky, and looked as if she really intended rising to her feet and taking it all back. 

"Never mind," comforted Margie, "I'll tell her," but when the next question was asked, her courage failed, 
and she meekly murmured that she "didn't know, m'am." Discouraged by their comrade's faithlessness, Kate and 
Martha each professed entire ignorance and it was left for Anna to boldly rise and declare their decision. 

"We have decided," announced Anna, "that we will learn only one chapter and a half. So we none of us 
know any more than that." 

Miss Macintosh showed not the least surprise. She frowned slightly, then asked Miss McClester to kindly 
repeat her statement. Perhaps she misunderstood? 

Anna assured her that she did not and obligingly repeated. 

Miss Mackintosh rose. 


"The class," she said, "with the exception of Miss McClester, is dismissed. Miss McClester will be at liberty 
when she has learned the remaining chapter of today's lesson." 

She stood beside the door till every girl had passed out, then calmly closed the door. 

Anna found herself alone. She sat in helpless amazement. Everything had passed with such rapidity. Her 
delight at being a heroine was suddenly gone and she only wished that she might learn her lesson and go. But 
no, she would never so degrade herself. She would never furl her banner of liberty because she was kept in. No, 
indeed, she would remember that her weaker sisters needed her help and that would sustain her through any fiery 

An hour passed, and Miss McClester returned. Confident that her punishment had brought Anna to her 
senses, as she expressed it, she seated herself and opened her book. 

"You may begin reciting. Miss McClester," she said. 

Anna raised her head proudly : "I haven't studied, Miss Macintosh," she answered. 

"You have not studied!" Miss Macintosh's anger was apparent. "Pray, why not?" 

"I can not do what I believe to be wrong. It might not hurt me to pore over Zoology, but some girls worry 
all the time because it is so hard. So we girls who can learn are going to stand up for those who can not, and we 
refuse to learn more than a chapter and a half." 

"Very well." Miss Macintosh had regained her composure. "Very well, indeed, but until that lesson is re- 
cited to me you do not leave this laboratory. I will return each hour. It is only one hour till luncheon, now." 

"I'm sorry," apologized Anna, "but I must do what I think is right." 

Alone again, she looked mournfully out the window. All the campus was green and cool. The crow's nest 
looked very inviting. Anna wondered vaguely how long it would be before she would climb those steps again. If 
one could judge from the grim expression of Miss Mac's face, it might be never. For Anna never changed her 
mind. She had put her hand to the plough-handle and she would not turn back. Still, her high principles did not 
keep her from being hungry, and she supposed she should starve. 

A slight tap disturbed her reflections. Bobby's sorrowful face appeared in the window and a disgusted voice 
asked : 

"Why don't you hurry up and learn the everlasting old stuff and come on out. I do so want to tell you some- 

"The idea, Bobby! Did you actually think I would study? Well, I am not going to, and if you expect to tell 
me anything, bang ahead, for I'll stay here forever before I'll let that piece of marble scare me into obedience." 

Bobby's sorrowful expression changed to a look of adoration and pride. 

"I might have known you would stick up for us. I suppose you are a heroine now. I do wish, though, this 
old strike had never been heard of. There will be so many girls hanging around you now that I won't have a 

Anna made no reply to this assertion and the adoring face disappeared. 

Again she gazed out over the inviting campus and longed for her dinner. "I never knew I liked tough beef 
and sunburn pudding. Absence certainly makes the heart grow fonder," the prisoner ruminated. 

Had she but known it, she was not the only one who was worrying over her condition. Bobby had sought 
out Ducky and Zadie and expressed her opinion. 


"Do you know what you have done ? Oh, yes, of course, you are as innocent as Cupid. Well, you've caused 
Anna to get locked up in that nasty laboratory for impudence, and she has to stay there until she does that old 
lesson. I should think you would be ashamed of yourselves." 

At this moment the bell rang. Ducky and Zadie went into luncheon with their arms about each other. Their 
hearts were sad and their appetites were gone. 

Suddenly Ducky made a resolution. She finished her dinner quickly and sought her own room. Here she 
placed a box of chocolates, some fruit and a box of crackers in a paper sack, then rushed back to the campus. A 
few moments later Anna was surprised to see another head appear in the window. This time it was followed by 
a body, and Ducky hopped into the room. 

"I've come to help with the strike," she explained. "Anna, old girl, you're a trump." 

Solemnly they shook hands, after which Ducky introduced the contents of her bag. Anna was satisfying 
her hunger in a highly delighted frame of mind, when footsteps sounded without. Back went boxes and fruit 
into the bag, and Ducky, to insure safety, sat upon it. 

In answer to Miss Macintosh's surprised exclamation, Ducky explained that she wished to be punished with 
Anna. The plan was hers, she said, and she did not wish Anna to be alone in her stand for justice. It was appar- 
ent that the teacher was puzzled, but she said nothing. Placing upon the table the bread and water she had 
brought, she again quitted the room, leaving behind her two very determined young ladies. 

On her return two hours later she found them weary, but unflinching. Thoroughly exasperated she as- 
sured them that, if at four o'clock they were not prepared to recite, she would credit them with twenty demerits 
each. Four o'clock found them still undaunted, and Miss Macintosh reported the matter to the President. 

When Miss Morley entered the laboratory, she saw two crumpled and flushed champions of liberty. A short 
conference revealed the fact that neither entertained the slightest idea of yielding. In fact, the rebels even re- 
fused to submit the matter for arbitration. 

"For anyone could see," argued Ducky, "that the teachers are mightier. But might is not right under the 
present circumstances and arbitration is unnecessary." 

Persuasion was useless, and the instructors withdrew to the hall to discuss the subject. Immediately upon 
their exit an immense bouquet of clover came flying through the window and smothered applause was heard. 
The token was speedily concealed and Miss Morley's second entrance found them in good order. 

"Young ladies, stated the head of the institution, "we have decided to give you one more chance. Will you 
permit a conference concerning a compromise?" 

The young ladies announced that they would. 

"Then we will waste no time," and business progressed. 

After .some discussion, the meeting came to a close. Two chapters had been agreed upon as the daily lesson. 
The successful revolutionists meekly followed their instructors from the room. As she passed the window. 
Ducky threw out the window a bunch of clover, two boxes and a paper sack, the last remnants of the strike. 

I. M. C, 'IS. 



Among Professor Fusch's favorite expressions are, 
"What is your name?" "Oh, those eyes," and "It's 
just like Miss Moore said." 

On Latin examination Amelia Walston translated 
the passage, "Caesar sic dicat onerat, Egessi licluiu," 
thus, "C^esar sicked the cat on a rat. I guess he licked 

Ruby Van Hooser, in laboratory (picking up the 
acid bottles), "Who ever heard of Con and Dil acid?" 

Repiah : "Lawdy, dese girls come from Cuby and 
Birmingham, and Tuscaloosy, and all dese here sea- 
p't towns, don't dey?" 

Maye Johns : "Alma, please order me some gasoline 

to clean a slip." 

Miss Leeth: "How much do you want?" 

Maye: "I don't know ; oh, about a gallon and a half 

or two, I guess." 

Miss Reed had gone to sleep during Study Hall. 
Suddenly awakening, she ran to the window to call 
down to see what time it was. Some of the Collesre's 
fine pigs had gotten out. When she asked the time, an 
old pig said, "neuf." "Is it really ?" she cried. "Oui," 
answered a little pig, and Miss Reed was delighted at 
the proficiency shown by some jnipils in conversational 
French. She hasn't found out her name yet. 

Miss Walston asked who delivered the address at 
the unveiling of Bunker Hill Monument. Mildred 
Weatherly replied, "It was Abraham Lincoln." 

Miss Pittman (in Sunday School class) : "Miss 
Crawford, for what did Esau sell his birthright?" 

Anna Crawford (who was visiting the class), "I 
think it was for some partridges, wasn't it?" 

Miss Mac: "Miss Davenport, please explain the 
reproduction of the jelly fish." 

Maria: "Isn't that the Sea 'Squirt?' " 

Esther Barrett and Ruth Burns always come to 
blows in chemistry II laboratory over the question of 
which to use, ferric chloride or iron chloride. 

A member of Senior English class came across the 
expression, "Hallam's great friend," and asked, "who 
was that? Milton?" 

Mattie Mae Pearson : "Ola, do you know any Span- 

Ola : "Nothing, except that 'danken sie' means thank 
you in Spanish." 

Polly Brandon (at table) : "You know I just can't 
hear at all, because 'Sooster' always turns her deaf 
ear towards me." 

Pauline Murrah, while walking down one of the 
halls, and seeing one of the "On Duty" signs on a 
door, went back to her room and asked Mip what kind 
of work those Summers' girls did. When asked to 
explain, she said, "Well, they must do something, be- 
cause they have a sign, 'Madoline Summers on Duty' 
on their door. 

One day in English class Marie Holmes announced 
that there were "biographers" and "anti-biographers," 
and that "anti-biographers" were people who wrote 
about themselves. 

Mattie Mae Pearson, in French class, translated 
"the rooster's tail," as "the rooster's stem." 


As examples of the brilliancy of Athens College stu- 
dents we here give some of their answers to examina- 
tion questions : 

"Geometry is the science which treats of angels ;" 
"Electricity is a current of very strong stufif." "Silver 
is a gas from which coins are made." 

Miss McDougall had with the utmost patience en- 
deavored to explain to her physics class the meaning 
of tenacity. She used a bulldog's grip as an illustra- 
tion. She was rewarded for her efforts by the follow- 
ing definition, which was given on examination pa- 
pers, "Tenacity is a bulldog when he is mad." 

Miss MacDougal went to every room in Brown Hall 
one night warning the girls not to lend Miss Sherrod 
an alarm clock. Reason : Professor Fusch fears it will 
break down Miss Sherrod's health to get up early. 

Marie Holmes, on going to the supper table her first 
night at Athens College, saw a bowl of fish croquettes. 
She said, "Oh, do they put the cornbread in bowls 

Miss McCandless: "Miss Moore, aren't you going to 
plant something green around that stump?" 

Miss Moore: "No, I think I'll just let the girls sit 
on it." 

Miss Hall : "The only thing I hate about going on 
duty is I will have to get up before daylight to ring 
first bell." 

We sincerely hope that on the night of the Junior 
reception the davenport was not transformed into a 
"spoonholder" when the lights went out. 

Elizabeth Simmons, Class '13, insists on writing her- 
self as a Scenior. 

Miss Pittman announced to her Senior English 
class that she would read them a selection from Ten- 
nyson, "Crossing the Bar." Zella McWhorter timidly 
raised her hand and inquired, "Is that the tale of the 
glass of beer?" 

Miss Moore, in Economics class : "All girls can 
raise fish as well as chickens if they have a little dam- 
med stream, I mean a dammed little stream. Oh, girls, 
you know I mean a little stream that's dammed. 


L. B. A. 

Established 1904 

Colors: Green and White. Flower: Rose. 

Motto: "Aim high if you cut the bottom." 


Lizzie Pearl Armstrong Stevenson, Ala. Carrie Louise Brandon Anniston, Ala. 

Ruth Burns Gadsden, Ala. Mary Rosser Brandon Anniston, Ala. 

Louise Burns Gadsden, Ala. Janie Brown Courtland, Ala. 

Elizabeth Buchanan Riverton, Ala. Cassie Belle Robinson Decatur, Ala. 

MooTiE Lu Buchanan Riverton, Ala. Maggie Sloan Riverton, Ala. 

Lulu Mae Shirley Gordo, Ala. 

Margaret Callahan Beppu, Japan 

Mary Bagley Republic, Ala. 

Nettie Bagley Republic, Ala. 


D. K. P. 

Coi.oKS. — Green and (iold. Flower. — Jonquil. 

]\I()TTo: "Tell the truth, hut (lon"t make a habit of it." 


Lois Kl■:.\•^■|•:l)^• ^NlcComb, Aliss. 

Rriiv \'.\.\ HooSKR .... Birmingham, Ala. 

Helkn Edwariis Birmingham, .\la. 

.\g.\ks M.\xx Alalone. Ala. 

M.wic Jdii.xs Crosset, Ark. 

.Mauii-: Holmes Huntsville, Ala. 

Mildred Shicrrod Tuscumljia. Ala. 

Maun' Ro.\cii Mobile. .Ma, 

Eliz.\i;i:tii Pride, Cherokee, .\la. 


K. O. S. 

Established 1907 

Colors: Gold and Black. Fi.owkk : Narcissus. 

Motto: "Ser y no parecer." 


Ks'iiiKR 1>.\uui:tt Bessemer, Ala. Grack Cr.\cr.\ft Jackson, Mo. 

RrTii P)URTox Jackson, Mo. ,A[.\ri.\ D.\vi-:nport N'alley Head. Ala. 

Cl.nrutc I'uRTox Jackson, ^lo. Li'cri-:ti.\ Hicxry Bonne Terre, Mo. 

JRiiNic Lowic Hazel Green. Ala. Lorisi-; McC.\rtv 

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S.M.I. 11-: McC.\i-ki! Deposit. Ala. P.vuline Mtrraii B.essenicr, .Ma. 

W'lx.xiK S-MiTii Guntersville, Ala. 

Li;xA Ti:rrv Bessemer, Ala. 

Mar\- \\'ihtm.\x I'.oaz. .\la. 

T. M. A. 

Jolly Bachelors 

Established 1906 

"Bob" Barrett Or// niniiiu-cr Gang "Billy" Davknport Baseball Shark 

"Joe" Burns hidgc "Fritz" Kennedy Lawyer 

"Chunk" Callaiiax Reporter "Tom" McCaleb Sport 

"Texas" CuAtuAi-T -Ithlete "Dave" ]\IcWriORTER Doctor 

Glee Club No. 2 

B. T. M. 

1m.(i\\ i;k : Sweet William. .AFascot: Cnjjid. Aim: Get a W. R. S. Degree. Motto: "Catch 'em if \\)\\ can." 

For furtiier information address — 

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?*Iiss i.nrisi-; liru.xs Ciadsden, .\la. Miss ^MtLnuKO Siikrrod Tuscumbia. .Ma. 

Miss Rri!\ \ax lloosKR ISirminghani. .Ma. Miss Li:n.\ Ti:rr\- Bessemer, .\la. 

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D. H. B. 

Mi-iiibcrs Sayings Members Sayings 

Ar.NKS Mann, Malone, Ala So stupid of me! Nettye Baglev, Repulilie Ala I do wonder! 

Leah Lyle. Decatur, Ala Aw. shoot a dime I Gladys Renfro, Opelika, Ala Oi ! Oi ! 

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Elizabeth Armstronc. Stevenson, Ala. Huh! ^^^^^ Edwards, Birmingham, Ala. .. Dew Tell ! 

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Mary B..\gley, Republic, Ala Great earth! Margaret Callahan, Bepper, Japan...! imagine so! 

LorisE Burns, Gadsden, .\la .^w, shuh I Leland Summers, Huntsville, .-\la.... Hull! 

Toast : Here's to those who are game. 
Motto : Don't step on creaky boards. 
Yell : Shut up ! 




Dirtv Dozen 

M'e always iie( to breakfast on time— but how? 

•Miss Mac' 






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PoLi.v Brandon 



Helen Edwards 
Carrii-: Locise Brandon 

Esther Ijarrett 
Rl'th Burns 

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Mave Johns 

Miss Mary N. JMooric 
Jk.ssie Branscomd __. 


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Anniic I'irciiANAX 1912 

Anna Dinsmork 1912 

AlAr,c;iK (iRii-KiTH 1912 

Mary Kky 1912 

I'kari.i-: Mari.o\yk 1912 

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Mary 1912 

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Memory Aldreik;i-: 1911 

Ida Duke 1911 

Eloda Diaz 1911 

Helen Howard 1911 

Josephine Key 1911 

Alma Leeth 1911 

RuisY Sargent 1911 

Irene Stovall 1911 


Esther Barrett 1913 

Ruth Burns 1913 

Anna Crawford 1913 

Nelle Gotten 1913 

Ethel Mae Hioiitower 1913 

Ruth Jacop.s 1913 

fosiE McCalei! 1913 

Zella McWhorter 1913 

^Iattie ]\Iae Pk:arson 1913 

Carrie Belle Rohinsox 1913 

Sarah Rives 1913 

Bertha Sanderson 1913 

EnzAiiETH Simmons __1913 
Ri'i'.YE ^'A^• Hooser 1913 

M. M. M. Kodak Club 

Mii.i)Ki-:ii SiiKRUoi) 
]\I.\in' R()ssi:k ISraxikjn 
IIivi.KN Edwards 
Lois Kijxnedv 

P. \ I- 1. 1. VIC MUKUAII 

Rrini-: \'.\n Hooskk 
Maria Daventort 
Zklla 2\Ic\Vii()rtkk 

I REM-: Lowe 
Lexa Terry 
Louise Burns 
j\L\VE Johns 

X. Y. Z. 

Insii' McCali:!! Le\.\ Ti:i;k\' 

.Mii.i)Ki:i) Sni:KRon 

S.\i-Lii-; McCalei! 

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Lois Kicxmcdv 

To^vel Alley 

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Fair Japonica 

Motto; "Always sit on the floor." 

Sayings. Sayint^^s. 

]\i Ar.i'.i. 1. 1; Si:i.i'_\\'hci vaid anytliiiiL;- about Annie Ruth? Mary Roach I'h, I don't care. 

Ili-;ss Jo.\i-:s Let's look for Adolph. J.\.\iE ISrow.x 1 declare. 

-M. ^>A(;l.l■•.^• You are des kidding- me. Eunit.v Oshorxi; I ain't. 

X. l')A(;l.l■;^■ (^h, 1 never will l.ielieve that. (iarxica You children sto]) swii)ing'. 




ncllf: gotten 
mag.&ie pettus 
frances sanders. 


I'l-Rposi-; ; To cause a little excitement in this dull lite of 

RiiXDJizvous : Any old place we can pull off a stunt. 

l•^\voRITE SoNc, : It looks to me like a bi.L;- nit^ht tonight." 

Cr..\RirK l>rRTox 
RuiiYi-: \'a.n lloOSKR 
Ruth IUkn.s 

m.\rv b.vgley 
Lkx.v Ti:rrv'i-: Cr-\cr.\ft 

Louise Burx.s 
XicTTYE J'aci.ev 
Er.iz.Miicrii .\ 

s. o. s. 

Mcml'crs Address 

Mauv Rossku liRAMKix 26 Salem Street 

Cakrve Lorisic ISrandon 26 Salem Street 

IIki.f.n Edwards 22 Salem Street 

A(;xKS Mann 28 Salem Street 


Lcjuisic HfRxs 

Rtth I'.urxs 


. Iddress 

.23 Salem Street 
-23 Salem Street 
-20 Salem Street 

Campfire Club 

EUINTA ( )S1'.()UXK 

I'.i.AXc'in-: McCi'RRY 


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Lois At.i-ixaxdiir 

MAi;i:r. Ai.i:xaxi)i:r 

Hattih Ixc.ram 

Axxii-: Lici- 




Tiii:r,.MA PiAiiiiR 

M. L. C. 


Jean Cai.lahax 


C'atiii:rixi-: Ti'kxer 

X. I. 

Motto: Everybody's doiiit;' it. Wliat? Eating! 
Flower : Chrysanthemum. 
Colors : Creen and Gold. 



Mktiivlk Jouda.n "Chicken 

Ila Runi) "I'"g 

Anniij L.\lkik Wilson 


. . . . President ILA RCDD . . . 

AXXIE LAL'RIE WTLSOX .... Treasurer 


Niekiiaiiies Members 


ZuL.\ CooLEV "Jack'" 

Ameli.\ C.vbee.n "Ciigsles" 

ATaukl .\LK.\.\NnKR "Dakic" 


C.^TiiiCKiXE Cai'.i:i:.\ "I<"renchie" 

Grace Cosper "Hilly" 

Carr.\ Lee 

Lois Ale.xander 

Thelma Baber "Cookie" 

Stella Cosper "Granny" 

Doo Dollies 

Established 1909 

CnLORs: Red and Gray. 

Motto: "Give me a ijood time or "'ive me death." 

"Jo" McCalee 
"Sot'iRT" McWhorter 
"Iron" LcnvE 
"C. L." Brandon 
"Polly" Brandon 
Sallie McCaleb 
Lois Kennedy 
"Es" Barrett 
"Lenie" Terry 

"PaULEN" ]\ri'RRAH 

"Tex" Cracraft 


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r\) r 4 1) 1 Kvi lea's wash o.ut • Vv i <■ 1 c,| it. 

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77/E GiiRis. 


th^ Electric City Engraving Co. 






Founded 1843 



Merits Not Money; Polish, Not Varnish 


Full College Courses on fourteen unit entrance basis, with Academy graded A under same 
sujjervision. Advantages in Muslc, Art and Expression unexcelled in the South. Resident-trained 
nurse, close physical inspection, compulsory physical culture. Health conditions all that could be 
asked. Twenty-six resident teachers and officers. Terms moderate. Not cheap, but thorough. 
Value of plant $175,000.00. Limited number of vacancies in main dormitory. Fall term begins 
September 18th. 














Write us a postal and ask for a copy of our folder "LATEST STYLES in Visiting Cards" 


MAKERS .. OF .. T H E .. " O R A C L E " 




Your copy of our Complete Illus- 
trated Catalog Is ready for 
mailing. Sent free upon 
request. Order 
yours early. 

Mermod, Jaccard & King Co. 






Telephones, 42 and 118 



We Appreciate College Trade 

Sarver, Coffman & Hightower 





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\ Dr. W. T. McDaniel i; 




Athens, Ala. 









COTRELL& J Dr-J-L-Cnnter j 



Caps, Gowns and Hoods 






New Decatur, Ala. 


Odom Dry Goods 




601 Second Avenue 

New Decatur - Alabama i ; 





The One Best Store 



Diamonds, Jewelry and Gifts 






Our Repair Department is Complete 


Athens, Ala. 



The Correct Thing 

A Wedding Invitation, of all things demand- 
ed by social custom should be correct in 
form, and made of fine stationery. It is better 
not to issue any invitations at all than to send 
out something that is unfashionable or of 
poor material, if yon wish to get absolutely 
the correct thing, consult the J. P. Stevens 
Engraving Company, the fashionable engrav- 
ers, 47 Whitehall Street, Adanta, Georgia. 
This establishment produces the latest styles 
as fast as they are accepted by the elite of 
society. Samples sent free of charge. 



The Oldest School of Technology in the South 

69 Professors and Instructors 20 Well Equipped Laboratories 

810 Students 

Next Session Begins Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1913 

New Buildings : Smitli Dining Hall, Carnegie Library. Agricultural Hall, Broun 
Engineering Hall, Dairy and Horticultural Laboratories and Greenhouses. 

Department : !. College of Engineering and Mines Civil. Electrical. Mechan- 
ical and Mining Ensineerinff, Architecture, Mechanic Arts. Technical Draw- 
ing. Machine Design, etc. 11. College of Agricultural Sciences Agriculture, 
Horticulture. Animal Industry. Botany. Entomology, Chemistry and Metal- 
lurgy, Pharmacy. III. Academic College History, English. Mathematics. 
Latin, German. French. Physics and Astronomy. Political Economy. Psy- 
chology. IV. College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Expenses ; Free tuition to residents of Alabama, $20.00 to non-residents. 
Board in dormitory and with private families. For Catalogue and fuither 
information, address 

CHAS. C. THACH, L.L.D., President. 


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Sarver & Hatchett 


Telephone 241-242 

Athens, Alabama 


Ask for Wiley's delicious 
Candies at their Agency 
in your city. There is 
nothing better. 






The College Girls 
will Show you 
the Place 





First-Class Training School Connected with the College 
Prepares Boys for College Entrance 


REV. JOHN D. SIMPSON, President 



First National Bank 

Capital, Snrplns and Deposits 




Oldest and Largest Bank in Limestone County 



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Raw! Raw! Raw! 

That would be a proper "yell" for the Dairy Industry, as butter is the only raw 
fat erer placed on the table. For a pure, wholesome nutrititioas food product buy 




Every ingredient used is thoronghly cooked, guarding against the transmission of 
any tubercular bacilli or other impurities. 

Purer, Better, Cleaner, Cheaper than Butter 



"Same Goods for Less Money or Better Goods for Same Money" 



2013-2015 Second Avenue, North 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Offers you a reliable service, trustworthy merchandise at fair prices 
and guarantees you entire satisfaction with every article purchased. 

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Colonial Pumps 

We have them in all colors and in all leathers. 

Kabo Corsets are figure makers— See our line 


Mercantile Company 

"The Ladies' Store' 



BOB and BOB 


Joy Floral Company 



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Attention, College Girls ! 

We have a beautiful selection of White Goods ane Embroideries for that 
Commencement dress. Also a beautitul line of J. & K. Slippers, which 
means style, comfort and durability. Sole agents for the Justrite Corset. 




Gilbert Drug Company 


Pure Drugs C^Cj) Drug Sundries 


Agents for Nunnelly's Candies 



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Young Lady 

Next to the choosing of your husband, your future 
happiuess depends upon the furnishing of the home. 

We have the most complete stock of medium and high-grade 
furniture to be found in the state, and our prices are as low as 
the lowest. 

We Sell Jewel Ranges 

White Mountain Refrigerators, Kindel 

Hood & Wheeler 

Furniture Company 
2012-14 Third Ave. Birmingham, Ala. 

Phone 70 

Crutcher Brothers 



Toilet Articles of all kinds 
Jacobs Candies - - - - "Made last night" 


C. 0. Johnston & Co. 

Wholesale and Retail 


Cut Glass, Queensware, Paints, Varnishes and 
Window Glass 

-: Telephone 74 :- 

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Pianos m Organs 

Talking Machines 

Write for Catalogue and Prices 
Terms Easy 


Birmingham, Alabama 
Memphis, Tennessee 

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