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Vol. I 

Published by the students of Centenary Academy, 1925. 




UR HIGH SCHOOL days are over; never again shall 
we live them. — except in that precious "Land of 

With this in view we offer this hook — not as a 
work of literature — but a book which we hope will 
keep ever in your mind the friendships formed on 
the campus— will bring back memories of the golden 
days spent in dear old Centenary Academy. 

The Staff. 




In Consideration of His Worthiness 

As Manifested in 

His Abidinc Love, 

His Generous Sympathies, 
His Enduring Patience, 

His Unfailing Kindness 


His Sustained Interest 
In Our Individual and Collective Welfare, 


of the 

Pine Burr 

Is Affectionately Dedicated 


Charles M. Hughes 


The Pine-Burr Staff 

Robert Goodrich Editor-in-Chief 

Theron Brown Business Manager 

Annie Knowles Art Editor 

Ruth McVey Associate Editor 

Margaret Holmes Associate Editor 

Morse Page Athletic Editor 

Jane Fullilove Advertising Editor 

Catherine Prestridge Advertising Editor 

Loree Head Staff Stenographer 


Gordan Lee Morgan 
Walter Connell 

Helen Ruth Anderson 
Blanche Reardon 

William Colbert 
William Logan 

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Order of the Books 

Book I. 
Book II. 
Book III. 
Book IV. 
Book V. 
Book VI. 

The Academy 

The Classes 








Where our golden hours passed quickly by. 


'If' here the most valuable lessons were taught. 



'Where we loved to .spend our leisure hours." 



'ff'here the 'Pine Duns' grow. 


Mr. C. M. Hughes, B. S. and B. 0. 

Mr. W. S. Mitchell, B. S. and B. A. 
Professor of English 

Mr. W. F. Roberts, A. B. 
Professor of Science 

Mr. W. L. Logan, A. B. 
Professor of Latin 

Mr. L. B. Hebert, B. S. 
Professor of Foreign Languages 

Miss Billie McBride, A. A. 
Public Speaking 

Mrs. J. W. Cunningham, L. I. 

Mr. Floyd Andrus 

Mrs. W. S. Mitchel 

Mr. W. B. Glover, A. B. 
Professor History and Physical Education 

Mr Emmett Meadows 




J. C. Foster President 

0. L. Biedenharn Vice President 

W. F. Roberts Secretary 

R. T. Moore Treasurer 

S. G. Sample, C. L. HutchinsOxN, B. F. Roberts, J. P. Towery 
C. M. Hughes, Headmaster 






Senior Class 


Theron Brown President 

William Colbert Vice President 

Margaret Holmes Secretary 

W. F. Roberts Sponsor 

Flower: Killarney Rose. Colors: Old Rose and Gold 

Motto: "Build for character — not for fame." 

The President's Message 

As we, the members of the passing class of '25, look deeply and 
earnestly into the future and marvel over the problems we intend to 
undertake, we hold in our hearts a feeling of sincere appreciation for the 
good that has been derived from the untiring efforts exerted by our 
beloved school. We realize that it should receive more heart-felt expres- 
sions of this kind. 

We also, after receiving the teachings of experience and profiting by 
our mistakes, wish to leave a word of inspiration and encouragement to 
the oncoming classes, who we hope will successfully follow in our foot- 

We would like for them to realize the same fact we have, which is, 
"prepare and equip yourselves to such an extent that you will be able 
to counteract any agency which might interfere with your success." 

Theron Brown, President. 



Theron Brown 

Shreveport, La. 

Pres., Senior Class, Manager Pine Burr, Sex- 
tonian, Hi-Y, Dramatic Club. Debating 
Team, Declamation, Class Historian. 

"He from whose lips divine persuanion flows." 

William Colbert 

Shreveport, La. 

Vice-Pres., Senior Class, Sextonian, Hi-Y. 

"My only books are women's looks, and folly's 
all they've taught me." 

Margaret Holmes 

Shreveport, La. 

Sect., Senior Class; Pres., Wynnonian, *24-'25; 
Pine Burr Staff; Dramatic Club; Cirl 
Reserve; Sect., Civics Club; Class 

"She is merry, pleasant all the while, 
Has a captivating smile; 
She likes fun; she hurls her dart, 
Boys, you'd better mind your heart." 

Robert Goodrich 

Shreveport, La. 

Editor of Pine Burr; Pres., Sextonian, '24-'25; 
Pres., Hi-Y; Dramatic Club; Debating 
Team; Football, '24. 

"In the bright lexicon of youth there is no 
such word as failure." 

"Build for character — not for fame. 

Hei.kne Latzko 

Shreveport, La. 

Sextonian; Girl Reserve; Civics Club. 

"She is quiet, she is shy, 
But there's mischief in her eye." 


Shreveport, La. 

Sextonian; Hi-Y; Football, '24; Basketball, 
"25; Baseball, "25. 

"At whose sight all the stars hide their dimin- 
ished heads." 

/sobel Troy 

Shreveport, La. 

Sextonian; Girl Reserve; Civics Club; Dra- 
matic Club; Basketball, '25. 

"She is clever and attractive too; 
If you re with her. you can't be blue." 

Dan Logan 

Shreveport, La. 

Sextonian; Hi-Y; Basketball, '25; Base- 
ball, "25. 

"And why should life all labor be?" 

'Build for character — not for fame." 

Jane Fullilove 
Shreveport, La. 


Sect., Sextonian; Girl Reserve; Pine Burr 

Staff; Pres., Civics Club. 

'Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be 

William Noel 
Shreveport, La. 

Wynnonian; Hi-Y; Football, '24; Basketball, 
"25; Baseball, '25. 

"He is a paralyzer of the female heart." 

Annie Knowles 
Shreveport. La. 

Sect.. Sextonian; Girl Reserve; Pine Burr 
Staff; Civics Club; Dramatic Club; Salu- 

"She paints on a canvas gigantic, 
Mandolin players romantic; 
With brushes and plaster 
She causes disaster 
Enough to drive anyone frantic." 

Walter Connell 
Shreveport, La. 

Wynnonian; Hi-Y; Manager Football, "24; 

"From which the fountain of perpetual knowl- 
edge flows." 


"Build for character not for fame." 

Bernice Carnathan 
Shreveport, La. 

Sextonian; Civics Club; Girl Reserves. 

"Never a harsh ivord does she speak; 
Always happy does she seem." 

William Logan 
Shreveport, La. 

Sextonian; Hi-Y; Basketball, *25; Football, 
"24; Baseball, "25. 

"Would that the world knew my greatness." 

Ruth Shelby 
Shreveport, La. 

Sextonian: Civics Club; Girl Reserve; Bas- 
ketball, "25. 

"Happy and sweet, always friendly that's 

Everette Duncan 
Trees City, La. 

Wynnonian; Hi-Y. 

"A quiet, gentle, and manly fellow." 

"Build for character — not for fame." 

Sam Cararas 
Shreveport, La. 

Vice-Pres., Wynnonian Literary Society. 

"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit." 

Ruby Turnley 
Shreveport, La. 

Sextonian; Civics Club. 

"Modesty is her brightest jewel, 
Kindness is her deepest theme.' 

Harold Ratcliff 
Shreveport, La. 

Sextonian; Debating Club. 

'Fire in each eye and papers in each hand, 
He raves, recites, and wanders around the 

Lee Nader 
Shreveport, La. 

Sextonian; Hi-Y. 

"And still they gazed and still their wonder 
That one small head could carry all he 

"Build for character — not for fame. 

W. R. Harcher 
Shreveport, La. 


"Still water runs deep." 

Elmo Lee 
Mansfield, La. 

Sextonian: Hi-Y; Dramatie Club. 

"The glass of fashion and the mold of form. 

"TO DO" 

It isn't the job we intended to do, 

Or the labor we"ve just begun, 
That puts us right on the ledger sheet 

It's the work we have really done. 
Our credit is built upon things we do, 

Our debit on things we shirk; 
The man who totals the biggest plus 

Is the man who completes his work. 
Good intentions do not pay bills; 

It's easy enough to plan. 
To wish is the play of an office boy; 

To do is the job of a man. 


Class History of '25 

The things that happen from day to day seem relatively unimportant when 
viewed individually, but as time slips on and all the "todays" become '"yesterdays" 
and "tomorrow" becomes "today," the events and happenings of those yesterdays 
become history. Sometimes it is history which affects the whole world, — sometimes 
it has to do with a nation or a state or a town. But many, many times as the hour 
glass marks the inevitable passing of the days and also the certain creating of history, 
these events have influence only upon a small group. Yet this is history just as 
surely and indisputably as the World War and leaves its mark and bit of influence 
upon the world as certainly as the greater event did. 

It was back in the year 1921 that a certain little "ship" started from Centenary 
Academy on its course towards the goal of graduation. This tiny craft did not have 
many aboard as it set sail, and of these there were only two who were to reach the 
end of the way. These were Theron Brown and William Noel. Of these two, Theron 
was the only one who spent the entire four years. There was no doubt that these 
green freshies were green and also fresh, but they were proud of it and did what 
they should. This class started under the care of Centenary College in what is now 
the college boys' dormitory. Mr. George Pirtle Evans was a most pleasing head- 
master for the two years he was with the Academy. 

In the fall of the following year the class reassembled. Now they were Sopho- 
mores and, as is customary with Sophomores, they felt their importance. Who ever 
heard of a Sophomore who was not egotistical? And these were certainly normal 
high school Sophomores. Several new passengers embarked on the "ship of "25" this 
year. Among those who finished out the journey were Jane Fullilove, Helen Latzko, 
Walter Connell, Wilchia Armistead and Annie Knowles. Two others, Nema Pugh and 
Price Tillery, remained until mid-term. This year the Academy and its student body 
moved into the building formerly occupied by the college. It was during this year that 
Mr. Hughes came as headmaster to pilot the ship on to its goal and perhaps not a 
single boy or girl has since entered the Academy who has not felt his helpfulness and 
the force of his personality. 

When this class came back the following school year they had sobered down 
somewhat and lost a great deal of their egotism. For they were Juniors now. and 
the more they learned the more they realized how much there was to be learned and 
this caused some of their apparent sophistication to drop away. This year a number 
of students left and others joined the crew, keeping the class with practically the 
same number as it had the previous year, and remaining to graduate are Sam 
Cararas, Everette Duncan, W. R. Hatcher. Ruth Shelby and Bob Goodrich. This 
year was crowned with the Junior-Senior party at Curtis Lake. At the close of the 
year the members of the class of '25 left their Alma Mater as under-classmen for 
the last time. 

It did not seem long till the end of the summer vacation and then, for the last 
time, the class assembled in its new buildings. Now they were Seniors — realizing 
their responsibilities, very dignified and grave, leaders in the various phases of their 
school life. Then, too, they were somewhat saddened by the thought that they would 
never return to their beloved Alma Mater as pupils. Others came to fill the vacancies 
made by those who had gone. These were William Colbert. Elmo Lee, Dan Logan, 
Lee Nader from Syria, Harold Ratcliff and Isobel Troy. The little "Ship of '25" 
dipped successfully into dramatics and athletics as well as the ordinary school events. 1 
and two Seniors, Bob Goodrich and Theron Brown, gave evidence of the excellence 
of the Academy's teaching by winning a debate from the S. H. S. debating team. 
The class now is drawing near its long looked for goal and is happy. 

The little craft that set out four years ago has gone over stormy seas and smooth 
seas with some adversities and sadness and many happy days. As the crew sights the 
harbor the members come to realize more and more the true helps and friendships 
they have found and to wonder if, perhaps, these will not be the days they will look 
back upon with fondesl memories. Yet they go out with high hopes and expectant 
hearts more prepared for life's experiences by those of their school days. 

Theron Brown. 


Page from the Diary of Margaret Holmes 

June 3rd, 1950. 

It has been twenty-five years since we graduated from Centenary 
Academy. A more illustrious class has never been known. Theron 
Brown, the president of the class, has become an ambassador to Germany 
and is doing wonders to promote Bolshevism. While Annie and I were 
traveling in Germany we went to see the comic opera. "The Sleeping 
Beauty," written by W. R. Hatcher, who has prospects of becoming a 
second Shakespeare. While we were there we met Everette Duncan. He 
told us he had just turned in his application to the Matrimonial Bureau, 
managed by Miss Jane Fullilove and Helene Latzko. But it was not for 
marriage — just advertising manager. 

Bob Goodrich has become a medical missionary in Africa and is also 
specializing in teaching the natives how to play the saxophone. 

Annie and I visited the Academy the other day. It has become a 
large school, but is still doing as much good for boys and girls as it used 
to. It is now prospering under the supervision of Mr. William Logan. 
Walter Connell is also a President of a school but of a more elevating 
kind, as it is an aviation school. When one thinks of Walter they always 
think of Buster Noel. He now holds the title of the world's lightweight 

Bernice Carnathan and Elmo Lee are in Paris. They have gone into 
a partnership business and have become the most popular modistes in 
Paris. In Paris we also saw Wilchia. He lives there. You know it is 
well known that he is the most sought after bachelor in all of Europe. 
Wilchia always did have a way with women. His only competitor in the 
old days at the Academy was Bill Colbert. But he has lost that charm 
now and has become a Methodist Bishop. 

Sam Cararas is now a famous speaker because he possesses the most 
audible voice known and because of his clever wit. We can now forgive 
his hours of practice at the Academy. 

Harold Ratcliff has become a great lawyer and is assisted in many of 
his cases by Lee Nader, who has become a well-known finger-print special- 
ist. Some of the largest cases that come before the world today are 
worked out by them. Ruby Turnley has written up several of their cases 
but she has been traveling for several years now and is writing her ex- 
periences. But what we can't understand is why she spends so much of 
her time in Germany. 

Oh, I had almost forgotten about Annie. She has become a great 
artist. Everybody knows about her. Her studio is right near my hus- 
band's office. Oh, of course, you know that by husband is John D. Rocke- 
fellow 3rd. 

Dan Logan is very wealthy also. He spends most of his money in 
buying boats for Ruth Shelby to take her fancy swimming and diving 
classes out to deep water for practice. He spends the rest of it in buying 
boats to follow her. 

But twenty-five years haven't changed us much for we are in reality 
still boys and girls of Centenary Academy. 



Junior Class Officers 

Morse Page President 

Azile Swann Vice President 

Loree Head Secretary 


Fellow Juniors: As we view the work of the past year, we realize that 
our shortcomings have been many, but we do feel that we have accom- 
plished a great deal for our Academy, for our class, and for ourselves. 
Next year we shall have a greater task: that of taking the places of our 
beloved Seniors, who have so loyally, willingly, and faithfully given their 
time and service that their school might prosper. 

If we expect to fill their places successfully, we must be as loyal 
as they have been. We must always fight for the right and we must ex- 
tend a helping hand to the weak. 

Morse Page, President. 



Morse Page 
Vivian. La. 

Azile Swan 
Shreveport, La. 

Loree Head 
Shreveport, La. 

William Turner 
Leesvilie, La. 

Helen Ruth Anderson 
Welsh, La. 

William Crothers 
Ferriday, La. 

Roy Lambert 
Slireveport, La. 

Ruth McVey 
Haughton, La. 

Frances Weaver 
Slireveport, La. 

Vernon Smith 
Corsicana, Tex. 

Eunice Mae Montgomery 
Slireveport, La. 

David Easton 
Slireveport, La. 

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Blanch Reardon 
Shreveport, La. 

Albert Hammett 
Shreveport, La. 

Hazel Martin 
Shreveport, La. 

Newton Blanchard 
Shreveport, La. 

Winston Brown 
Shreveport. La. 

Julia Holmes Gunning 
Shreveport, La. 



Shreveport, La. 

William Dickson 
Shreveport, La. 

Perry Benson 
Shreveport, La. 

Marion Roberts 
Shreveport, La. 

Curtis Croxson 
Shreveport, La 

Randle Moore 
Shreveport, La. 


Mary Davies 
Slireveport, La. 

Wanda Smith 
Deweyville, Texas 

Albert Smith 
Slireveport, La. 

If you want to look your best, 

Wear a smile. 
Never mind a coat or vest, 

Wear a smile. 
Throw off that awful frown, 
If you want to win renown. 
As you travel up and down, 

Wear a smile. 



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Sophomore Class 



Vice President Catherine Prestridge 

Sect.-Treas Gwendolyn Webb 


After successfully mastering the duties of Freshmen, we finally 
passed from that stage of "greenness" so apparent among freshmen and 
entered into the second lap of this wonderful educational race. 

The Sophomore class of '24-'25 has been a loyal class and has mani- 
fested fine school and class spirit at all times. When we take up our 
duties as Juniors next year we hope to keep up the same spirit and run a 
good race to the end. 

Bill Morgan, President. 


William Morgan 
Shreveport. La. 

Catherine Prestridge 
Shreveport, La. 

Lewella Goodrich 
Shreveport. La. 

Donald Williamson 
Gloster, Miss. 

Alvin Smith 
Hammond. La. 

Gwendolyn Webr 
Shreveport. La. 

Elizabeth Pittman 
Shreveport, La. 

Charles Lee 
Mansfield. La. 


Ruth Gimp 
Shreveport. La. 

Robert Willis 
Shreveport, La. 

James Kennedy 
Shreveport, La. 

Fannie Louise Silbernagel 
Shreveport, La. 

Ollie Beidenharn 
Shreveport. La. 

Samford Foster 
Shreveport. La. 

Zhentner Beidenharn 
Shreveport, La. 

Delia Ciincman 
Keithville, La. 

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Jack Towery 
Shreveport, La. 

Mai Connell 
Shreveport, La. 

Winnifred Green 
Shreveport, La. 

Henry McClanahan 
Bayou La Chute, La. 

Mattie Connell 
Shreveport, La. 

George Aheakn 
Shreveport, La. 

Robert Jefferson 
Detroit, Mich. 

Coleman Watson 
Shreveport, La. 

First Soph: "Only fools are positive.' 
Second Soph: "Are you sure?" 
First Soph: "Yes, Fm positive." 


The Freshman Class 


A. C. Benson President 

Ross Worley Vice President 

Robert Smith Treasurer 

Elizabeth Agurs. . . .Secretary 

The Freshman Class of '25 

The Freshman class started off by living up to the name "Fresh" 
very strong. The class this year had about the usual number and was 
made up of young but very wise members. 

Those having the highest grades in the school came from the Fresh- 
man class. Because of their numerous other occupations, the Seniors had 
no time to make the hundreds; because the Juniors knew it all. they didn't 
have to study; because the Sophs didn't have the energy, they fell down; 
so — the Freshman class led with the highest class average. 

As for the freshness, well, the Freshmen are not fresh in the usual 
sense — just refreshing. 

Elizabeth Agurs, Secretary. 


Class Roll 

Elizabeth Agurs 
A. C. Benson 
Charles Christman 
Robert Elezy 
Harry French 
Carrol Fiest 
John Flournoy 
Dorothy Creen 
Sam Stone Holmes 
Edna Amiss 

Ralph Kern 
Jane Levy 
Herman Poleman 
Robert Smith 
Balfour Troy 
P. C. Worley 
Ross Worley 
Sam Weaver 
Harry Easton 
Edgar Roberts 

Jack Woodley 


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The Literary Societies 

For many years there has been great rivalry between the Literary 
Societies of the Academy. This rivalry seems to grow stronger each year. 
The past year has seen it at its highest. 

All year the societies have been working, preparing for the final 
grand climax — the contests at the end of school. The readers, the de- 
claimers, essayists, and debaters are all laboring earnestly and are mak- 
ing certain that their society shall win. 

Wynnonian Literary Society 


Come on, Wynnonians, lets cop that cup, 

Don't let the Sextonians beat us up. 

We have won that cup twice, 

We'll do it again, 

For our name is Wynn, 

Which means we will Wynn. 

Many a time they've called us babies, 
But why should we worry? 
If to be grown is to be like them, 
What's the hurry? 

So come on, Wynnonians, be alert and alive, 
And we'll beat the Sextonians in 1-9-2-5. 

First Term : 

President Margaret Holmes 

Vice President Sam Cararas 

Sec.-Treas Blanch Reardon 

Sergt.-at-Arms. .Arnold Therrell 
Critic Mr. Logan 

Second Term : 

President Margaret Holmes 

Vice President Sam Cararas 

Sec.-Treas Blanch Reardon 

Sergt.-at-Arms. .Arnold Therrell 
Critic Mr. Logan 

Third Term: 

President Margaret Holmes 

Vice President. . .Winston Brown 

Sec.-Treas Blanch Reardon 

Sergt.-at-Arms. .Arnold Therrell 
Critic Mr. Roberts 


Cararas. Sam 
Connell, Walter 
Duncan, Everette 
Holmes. Margaret 
Morgan, Bill 

Montgomery, Eunice Mae 
Reardon, Blanch 
Pitlman. Elizabeth 
Brown, Winston 
Clingman, Delia 
Moore, Randle 
Noel, Buster 
Roberts, Marion 
Swann. Azile 
I lam met t. A. G. 
Weaver, Frances 
Worley, P. C. 
Blanchard, Newton 
Connell, Mattie 
Croxson, Curtis 
Davii's, Mary 
Easton, Harry 
3ton, David 
Feist, Car 
Flournoy, Jol 

Green, Dorothy 
Martin. Hazel 
Roberts, Ned Paul 
Rector, Rosebud 
Therrell, Arnold 
Troy, Balfour 
Towery, Jack 
Beidenharn, Ollie 
Beidenharn. Zehntner 
Cristman, Charles 
Connell, Mai 
Ellzy, Roberts 
French. Harry 
Green, W innifred 
Gunning. Julia Holmes 
Hutchinson, C. M. 
Kern, Ralph 
Poleman, Herman 
Smith, Robert 
Weaver, Sam 
Willis, Robert 
Worley, Ross 
Amiss, Edna 
Levy, Jane 
Holmes, Samtitone 


Sextonian Literary Society 

Colors: Gold and Black. 

Flower: Black-Eyed Susan 


The purpose of this society shall be to promote religious, literary, 
and parliamentary culture; to create a spirit of brotherhood among the 
students, and to promote the general welfare of the student body. 


First Term : 

President Robert Goodrich 

Vice Pres.. . .Gordan Lee Morgan 

Sec.-Treas Jane Fullilove 

Sergt.-at-Arms Morse Page 

Chaplain Alvin Smith 

Critic Mrs. Cunningham 

Second Term: 

President Robert Goodrich 

Vice President Dan Logan 

Sec.-Treas Annie Knowles 

Sergt.-at-Arms. . .William Turner 

Chaplain Alvin Smith 

Critic Mr. Androus 

"Brains always come from the few in number." 

— Dr. George Sexton 



Wilchia Armistead 

Elizabeth Agurs 
Helen Ruth Anderson 
Theron Brown 
William Colbert 
Billy Crothers 
William Dixson 
B. 0. Dickerson 
Jane Fullilove 
Lewella Goodrich 
Robert Goodrich 
Ruth Gump 
Loree Head 
Annie Knowles 
Roy Lambert 
Helen Latzko 
Charles Lee 
Elmo Lee 
Dan Logan 
Bill Logan 
Ruth McVey 
W. R. Hatcher 

Henry McClanahan 
Gordan Lee Morgan 
Lee Nader 
Morse Page 
Catherine Prestridge 
Karold Ratcliff 
Wanda Smith 
Alvin Smith 
Vernon Smith 
Isobel Troy 
Ruby Turnley 
Bill Turner 
Gwendolyn Webb 
Donald Williamson 
Jimmie Kennedy 
Arthur Benson 
Raymond Hatcher 
Bemice Carnathan 
Coleman Watson 
Albert Smith 
Ruth Shelby 
George Ahearn 

Academy Dramatic Club 

Miss Billie McBride, Director 


Theron Brown, Manager 

Jane Fullilove, Adv. Manager 

Isobel Troy 

Margaret Holmes 

Loree Head 

Robert Goodrich 

William Turner 

Gwendolyn Webb 

Harry Easlon 

Mai Connell 

Gordan Lee Morgan, Stage Manager 

Helen Ruth Anderson 

Annie Knowles 

Blanch Reardon 

Elmo Lee 

Donald Williamson 

Alvin Smith 

Ruth Gump 

Morse Page 

Elizabeth Agurs 


Dramatics in the Academy 

The first play presented by this department to the public was a two- 
act comedy, "Untangling Tony." The play was a real success from the 
standpoint of presentation and box receipts. The club then began work 
on "Borrowed Money," a three-act play by Parker, which was presented 
in January. 

"Clarence," a three-act comedy by Booth Tarkington, was the third 
play presented by the club. Much improvement in stage technique and 
acting was illustrated in this play by the characters. A large, appreciative 
audience was present. The box receipts of this play, which were by far 
the largest of the year, were presented to the annual. 

The club will present as its final play, "The Lost Pleiad." This is 
a two-act fantasie by James Bransfield. The progress of the club will 
really be shown in this commencement play. 


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Centenary Hi-Y Club 


"To create, maintain and extend throughout the school and com- 
munity higher standards of Christian life."' 


Robert Goodrich President Alvin Smith 

Alvin Smith Vice President Morse Page 

Cordan Lee Morgan. . . .Secretary-Treasurer Randle Moore 

Mr. R. M. Logan, Faculty Advisor 


William Turner 
Morse Page 
Wilchia Armistead 
William Colbert 
William Logan 
Robert Goodrich 
Everette Duncan 
Theron Brown 
Dan Logan 
Alvin Smith 
Henrv McClanahan 

Vernon Smith 
William Crothers 
Randle Moore 
Donald Williamson 
Elmo Lee 
William Dickson 
Coleman Watson 
Lee Nader 
Walter Connell 
William Noel - 
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Girl Reserves 

Colors: Copenhagen Blue and White 

Motto: "To find and give the best." 

Slogan: "To face life squarely." 


Miss Eunice Mae Montgomery President 

Miss Blanch Reardon Vice President 

Miss Isobel Troy Secretary-Treasurer 

Miss Billie McBride. .Advisor 

Eunice Mae Montgomery 
Blanch Reardon 
Rosebud Rector 
Lewella Goodrich 
Catherine Prestridge 
Helen Ruth Anderson 
Ruth Gump 
Mattie Connell 


Helene Latzko 
Annie Knowles 
Margaret Holmes 
Isobel Troy 
Loree Head 
Jane Fullilove 
Ruth Shelby 
Balfour Troy 

Delia Clingman 
Julia Gunning 
Winifred Green 
Dorothy Green 
Mary Davies 
Bernice Carnathan 
Hazel Martin 
Edna Amiss 

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Handsomest Boy 

Miss Marcaret Holmes 
Most Popular Girl 

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Robert Goodrich 
Most Popular Boy 


Popularity Contest 

Best All-around Girl Isobel Troy 

Best All-around Boy Al Smith 

Smartest Girl Margaret Holmes 

Smartest Boy Roy Lambert 

Best Girl Athlete Mai Connell 

Best Boy Athlete Al Smith 

Biggest Flapper ELIZABETH PlTTMAN 

Biggest Jelly Winston Brown 

Best Dressed Girl Bernice Carnathan 

Best Dressed Boy Elmo Lee 

Biggest Girl Heart-Breaker Helen Ruth Anderson 

Biggest Boy Heart-Breaker Don Williamson 

Wittiest Girl Blanch Reardon 

Wittiest Boy Jimmy Kennedy 

Ugliest Girl Elizabeth Pittman 

Ugliest Boy Wilchia Armistead 

Dumbest Girl Azile SwANN 

Dumbest Boy Vernon Smith 

Sally's Correspondence 

Thursday nite 
Dear Maggie: 

Whoops! We sure did have one more good time last nite — I'll sav 
so. The Hi-Y boys had a box supper and all the bunch went on it. We 
furnished the boxes, we did. We all met at the school about 7 o'clock 
and there they auctioned our boxes off. Mr. Hughes kept urging them on 
till they bid nearly $2 on mine. Just think, one of those bovs wanted mj 
lunch so bad they paid two dollars. I'll bet it was me they wanted. And 
I sure was lucky 'cause the very one I wanted to got mine. Gosh! li 
sure wuz a pretty nite — moon lite and everything. We went from the. 
school down across a log and everything to get there — and the funnier 
thing happened — a whole lot of 'em fell in — poor Mary — she had on hej 
new stockings and they cost $3 too. But we didn't mind that 'cause w-o 
had such a good time. 

They promised to give us a picnic or 'possum hunt or sometttuig 
pretty soon for furnishing the eats last nite. I sure do wish they'd give it 
next week. I'll write you again in a few days if you'll write me. 

Yours till the bed springs, 


Centenary Academy 
Sunday Afternoon 

Darling Maggie: 

It seems like one good time just follows another here at our school. 
The Hi-Y boys finally gave us that all-day picnic that we've been waiting 
for so long yesterday. It was just a dream — lasted all dav long. They 
gave it down at Ninoch. 

To start the day off right — several of the boys had a pretty little 
party in the river. Bob and Theron started over to the other side in a 
boat — Buster and Doc were in another boat. We all knew something was 
up when Bob and Theron rowed up so close to the other boat. And sure 
enough — that crazy Theron jumped from one boat to the other boat and 
started rocking the boat — and of course it finally sunk. Doc, poor boy, 
lost three pounds in weight he was so scared — they all three had to swim 
in — they were the first swimmers of the season. 

Honey, I could just w r rite on forever and never finish telling all the 
things we did out there. I wish I had time to tell you about the pictures 
we took of all those wet clothes hanging on the line and everything else — 
and about how funny old Helen Ruth looked chasing around after Skeeter 
in that game we played called Rachel and Jacob — and about all the good 
things we had to eat — all kinds of pop 'neverything — and about how 
disgusted Mr. Hebert was with us all. 

But Mag — I hear the supper bell ringing so I'll quit. 

Yours till the giraffe necks, 


The Football Banquet 

The first big event of the year was the Football Banquet, given in 
honor of the Eagles of '24, on the roof of the Washington, December 18, 
1924. It was a crowning success. This banquet was the most elaborate 
affair ever tendered an Academy football team. There were fifteen letter 
men sitting at the football table. 

The program, which was rendered through the evening, was enjoyed 
by all. Mr. Theron Brown acted as toastmaster. Following a short talk 
by Swede Anderson of the Centenary Gentlemen, the football boys were 
presented with their letters. 

Mirth reigned throughout the evening, 'mid all the confetti, whistles 
and various other favors. 

The Hi-Y Trip 

Thirteen delegates from the Academy Hi-Y Club attended the Older 
Boys' Conference held in Homer, La., during the month of February. 
The Academy club had been organized only a month, but made a fine 
showing at the conference, putting the Academy Hi-Y Club on the map as 
the third best club in North Louisiana. 

Entertainment galore was furnished the boys while in Homer by the 
residents of that city. Much fun and frolic was enjoyed along with the 
more serious programs and inspirational addresses. The Academy aided 
in bringing the conference to Shreveport next year. 


The "Pine Burr" Banquet 

May Day was celebrated in the Academy with the largest social event 
in the history of the school — the "Pine Burr" Banquet at the Washington 
Hotel, in honor of the annual staff. There were over one hundred and 
twenty-five guests present. The attendance was boosted by a contest 
staged between the Sextonian and Wynnonian Literary Societies. 

Mr. Hughes acted as toastmaster and an excellent program was 
given, consisting of musical numbers and talks. Dr. Green of Centenary 
College represented the Wynnonian Society in a short talk, after which 
Dr. Sexton, president of Centenary College, spoke, representing the 

It was a real banquet put over in the same old Academy style — 
"nothin' but the best." We'll never forget the "Pine Burr" Banquet of '25. 


The Debating Team 

For the first year in its history the Academy had a debating team 
representing the school. The team was picked from a group of five in 
the try-outs held the first of April. The contestants for the team were 
Al Smith, Harold Ratcliff, Bob Goodrich, Bill Logan and Theron Brown. 
The judges for the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Prevo and H. M. Boazman, 
all of Centenary College. Bob Goodrich and Theron Brown were picked 
for the team, with Harold Ratcliff in third place. 

The main debate of the year was with the Shreveport High School 
on the Child Labor question, which took place on the evening of April 14, 
1925, in the Academy auditorium. Both schools were well represented 
in the audience by members of its student body and much enthusiasm was 
aroused. The judges rendered their unanimous decision in favor of the 
negative, which was upheld by the Academy. This was the first time the 
Academy has ever taken part in an Interscholastic debate. 

The Rally 

The Academy for the first time was represented at the State High 
School Rally held at Baton Rouge during April. Theron Brown repre- 
sented the Academy in declamation contest and was placed in the semi- 
finals. The school was represented in debating by Bob Goodrich. 

This marks another era in the advancement of the Academy. Although 
they were represented in only two events this year, next year we hope they 
will be represented in many of the other contests. Plans are already under 
way which will make it possible for some of the athletic teams to go to 
the Rally. 



A History of Athletics 

From the time that Centenary College was located at Jackson, 
Louisiana, until recently, the college and Academy were combined in their 
athletics. The Academy boys played on the college teams until Centenary 
had enough men to form their own team. It was during the 1922-1923 
season that the first Academy football team was organized. 


The Academy secured as its coach Mr. L. B. Hebert. The first fool- 
ball team met only one defeat out of nine starts, this one being at the 
hands of the strong DeRidder High team. The basketball team, also 
coached by Mr. Hebert, had only one loss registered out of eleven games. 
In baseball the team met with equal success, losing three out of nine games. 


At the beginning of the '23 season, Mr. G. T. Leonard was employed 
as head athletic director. This season the football team, composed entirely 
of inexperienced men, lost four games out of four starts. Because of lack 
of facilities, no basketball team was organized. The baseball team lost 
ten games out of eleven. 


This brings us to the season of '24, which marked a new era in the 
history of the Academy. The football team was put in training under 
Coaches Hebert and Prevo. After two weeks of strenuous work, the Eagles 
met the Bossier City High School in the first game of the season. The 
Eagles scored an easy victory of 23-0. The next game was with the Oil 
City High School. After a hard fight against a heavier team, the Academy 
was turned back 6-0. Plain Dealing was the next team to meet the Acad- 
emy and once more the Eagles lost by a 12-6 score. 

The fourth clash was with the Mansfield High School, an old enemy 
of the Academy. The Eagles entered the game with a "do-or-die" spirit, 
determined to win. It was a mighty battle — both teams playing good foot- 
ball. At the end of the third quarter the score stood 0-0. After three 
unsuccessful attempts at the line, Colbert, of the Academy, dropped back 
for a field goal. It was a tense moment in which he sent the ball squarely 
between the goal. This kick decided the game and for the first time in 
their history, the Eagles won from Mansfield. The game ended 3-0. The 
Eagles then met Oil City in a return game and were again defeated, the 
score being 7-0. The Academy closed its season with Evergreen High 
School, a heavier and more experienced team, losing the game 19-0. 

The Academy basketball team had a good season. The team was 
coached by Mr. Glover. They were defeated six times out of nine games. 
Prospects for a winning baseball team for '25 are very bright. 

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Football Results 

Centenary Academy 23 Bossier High School. . 

Centenary Academy Oil City High School . 

Centenary Academy 6 Plain Dealing High. . . 

Centenary Academy 3 Mansfield High School 

Centenary Academy Oil City High School. . 

Centenary Academy Evergreen High School 

Totals 32 






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Al Smith, Captain-elect, '25 Quarterback 

The real find of the season and the best quarterback the Academy has 
ever had. Al was also an accurate passer and carried the ball well. 

Walter Connell Manager 

Much of a team's success must always be credited to the manager. 
Walter did his part and proved to be a real manager in every sense ot 
the word. 

Doc Page, Captain, *21 Center 

Page, as captain of the team and playing the position of center, was 
the axis around which the whole team revolved. He managed his team 
well and was a sure tackier. 

Wilchia Armistead Guard, Fullback 

Wilchia was always dependable on tbe defense and when it came to 
plunging the line on the offense, no better could be found. 

Bill Turner End 

Bill handled his end like a veteran, and his opponents had something 
to brag about when they gained around his end. 

Vernon Smith Halfback, End 

Playing his first year as a regular, Vernon showed much improve- 
ment over his playing last year. He was a valuable man in the back- 
field and promises to be of greater value next year. 

William (Buster) Noel Halfback, End 

Buster was fast and could always be depended upon to gain. When 
it came to playing various positions he was a man of rare ability. Buster 
did much of the punting for the Eagles. 

Bill Crothers Center 

This was Bill's first year in football. He did well and shows evi- 
dence of ability to become a valuable man. 

Don Williamson End 

Don proved a faithful worker and a good man. Because of an 
accident, he did not play in many of the games. 

Bill Logan End 

Logan was another first year man but was willing to do his bit and 
could be depended upon. 

Bob Goodrich Tackle 

His first year in football but his hard tackling was felt throughout 
the season. 

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Arnold Therrall Tackle 

A stone wall on the defense and a mighty "hole-opener" on the 

Frank Silsbee Guard 

With his weight he proved one of the most valuahle men of the line 
of defense. 

Price Tillery Guard 

One of the surest tacklers on the team; a valuable man on both defense 
and offense. 

John Peeke McGee Halfback 

Probably the fastest man in the backfield and always gained when given 
the ball. 

Prospects for Next Season 

The prestige a school enjoys is always a dominant factor in a student's choice 
between schools. The policy of this institution, its teaching personnel, its purposely 
limited student body has made this first year a success and has placed the school 
in a position all to itself, the best of the youth of this state and surrounding 

The foundation work is well laid. An increase in the student body means a 
finer group of athletes, and influx of new blood and zeal, to build up above this first 
year's foundation work. One of our most important problems have to do with our 
recognition among other schools of the state in their athletic program. A second 
problem deals in the competition with schools which use town athletes in making up 
their teams. To offset these vexing situations the athletic association plans to become 
a member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, and also to so raise our 
standard of athletic work that we can arrange schedules with the better grade of 
state teams. 

The School Administration plans to increase the athletic staff this fall. This is 
in recognition of the spirit manifested especially by the class teams, their eagerness 
for games and athletics in general. The Administration knows that unless the class 
teams and scrub teams are provided for and trained the varsity teams will never 
reach a very high plane of work. In a general program of athletics work we are 
amply provided, having space for several courts for basketball, volley ball, tennis and 
such sports. No doubt quite a strenuous effort will be made to provide a large field 
for the major sports. 

We can boast of no traditions. But we have begun to build a student body 
consciousness, to develop a school spirit, to feel a group unity of purpose that is the 
beginning of our tradition. 

The Athletic Association has chosen for its emblem "The Eagle," a most fitting 
choice to inspire one to soar to the heights, to race for the great open spaces of 
leadership above the crowd, to reach for self-mastery. As baby Eaglets we are just 
learning to fly. Our first attempts seem so weak in comparison with our strong 
desire to sweep and soar. With a fine spirit of co-operation from the student body, 
a keen desire to excel, a unity of purpose and teamwork, a knowledge of the value 
of patient and persistent practice, the willingness to pay the price for success, with 
these our splendid prospects will surely develop our "Eagles" in comparison with 
those mighty birds of which, as a nation, we are so proud. 

L. B. Hebert, Athletic Director. 




Boys' Basketball 

At the beginning of the season, basketball prospects were very dark for 
the Academy. There was very little material to build from, but Mr. Glover 
proved himself a capable coach and molded from the green material which 
came to him, a team worthy of the name "Eagle." 


Dan Logan Left Guard 

Al Smith Right Guard 

Buster Noel Center 

Randle Moore Right Forward 

Bill Logan Left Forward 


Vernon Smith, forward; Henry McClanahan, 
guard; Wilchia Armistead, center; Marion Rob- 
erts, guard; Mike Hammett. forward. 


Girls' Basketball 

Miss Billie McBride. Coach 

Julia Gunninc J. Center Mai Connell. Captain. . . .Forward 

Mattie Connell Guard Isobel Troy Forward 

Rosebud Rector Guard Helen Ruth Anderson. .R. Center 

Ruth Shelby, Balfour Troy. Blanch Reardon, Substitutes 
This was the first girls' basketball team that the Academy has ever 
had. Under the leadership of Miss MeBride and by constant practice, the 
girls developed a team which made an excellent showing for the Academy. 
Only one member of the team graduates, so prospects for a champion team 
in '26 are very bright. 


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Girls' Athletics 

The picture above is a group of the girls of the physical training 
class. This was part of the directed girls' athletics, supervised by Mis? 
Billie McBride. In addition to the physical training class, teams in 
basketball, volley-ball and tennis were organized. This is the first year 
that girls have taken part in the athletics of the Academy. A hike was 
enjoyed every Friday afternoon by the members of the girls' association. 
Margaret Holmes was president of the organization, with Kathleen 
McBride as secretary. 


The team of '25 is having a good season under the leadership of 
Coach Hebert. They are playing a schedule of more than twenty games. 


Skeeter Morgan. 

Dan Logan Shortstop 

Wilchia Armistead. .Second Base 

Doc Page First Base 

Henry McClanahan. . . .Left Field 

Vernon Smith Center Field 

Handle Moore Right Field 

Captain, Third Base 

Alvin Smith Catcher 

Bill Crothers Pitcher 

Bill Logan Pitcher 

Albert Smith Pitcher 

Bill Turner Pitcher 

Ollie Bidenharn Pitcher 




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"Snow-Bound in the South Sea Isles' 



Jane Fullilove Watch-maker 

C. M. Hughes Waterboy to Swimming Team 

Bob Goodrich King 

Fannie Louise Silvernagle The Oriental Dancer 

Theron Brown The King's Advisor 

Skeeter Morgan Poor Neglected Orphan supported by his parents 

Isobel Troy Dainty Little Milk-made 

Annie Knowles Anything 

W. S. Mitchell Stagehand 

Randle Moore Conductor Fairfield Line 

Time: There's no time like the present. 

Place: There's no place like home. 

Weather: It's always fair weather when good fellows get together. 

Act II 
(There isn't any first) 

Scene (3) : Academy campus swarming with mermaids and book agents. All scream 
loudly, "Who killed Cock Robin?" 
Exit the football team, followed by the bride. 
The dancer dances. 

Act X 

Scene (1) : Kitchen of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. 

The Conductor of number 48 yells frantically from the balcony below, "We won!" 
Exit Paul Whitemen. The anchor is raised and they sink. 


Scene (20) : Far out on the briny deep, where the west begins and the men smoke 

Enter Mr. Glover from the cellar above. He recites indignantly (wiping away 
a furtive tear) : 

"It takes a heap o' livin' 

To make this house a home, sonny: 
It takes a heap o' rhyming 

To make this thing a poem, honey." 

He collapses in a heap. 

As the curtain rises for the first time, Congress cries loudly for Fletcher's 

Selected Bits of Poetry 


When my last English paper is written. 

And my Chemistry notebook is done, 
When my history card is completed. 

And the clock hands point to one, 
1 shall rest — Oh Gosh! how I'll need it. 

Lie down lor an hour or two, 
Till the teachers in some college 

Shall set me to work anew! 

By Mr. Mitchell. 

Barber shave; 

Man sneeze; 
Man dead; 

"Next, please!" 

My love has went. 

He did me dirt. 
I had not knew 

He were a flirt. 
To Academy girls, 

Such love forbid, 
Lest they be done 

Like I've been did. 


By the shores of Cuticura. 

By the sparkling Pluto water, 
Lived the Prophylactic Chiclet — 

Danderine, fair Buick's daughter. 
She was loved by Instant Postum, 

Son of Piedmont and Victrola; 
Heir apparent to the Mazda, 

Of the tribe of Coca Cola. 
Through the Shredded Wheat they wandered 

"Lovely little Wrigley Chiclet," 
Were the fairy works of Postum; 

Nor can Aspirin still the heartache. 
Oh, my Prestolite desire, 

Let us marry, little Djer-Kiss. 

Annie weighing 109 pounds? 

Albert Smith and Ross Worley engaged in 

Bob and Theron having an argument? 
Skeeter telling the truth? 
Buster talking sense? 
Loree not in love? 

Mr. Glover in "bell-bottomed" pants? 
Gwendolyn Webb a brunette? 
Jane not giggling? 
A forest without trees? 

Mr. Glover: "Wilchia, if your father was 
a Frenchman and your mother an American, 
what would you be?" 

Wilchia: "Seems like I'd be a league of 


That Theron Brown and Sam Cararas should 

be room-mates; 
That Fannie Louise S. should take up fancy 

That Annie Knowles and Albert Smith would 

be a good couple; 
That Bill Logan should be employed as 

That Harold Ratcliff should be critic of the 

literary society; 
That Billy Crothers should learn where the 

bath-house is. 

Margaret: "Do you know Bob?" 
Theron: "Yes, I used to sleep with him." 
Margaret: "Room-mates?" 
Theron: "No; class-mates. 

The main difference between a girl chew- 
ing her gum and a cow chewing her cud is 
that the cow usually looks thoughtful. 


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Entrance Examination 


(Any High School Graduate that can answer these questions is eligible 
for entrance in Cuckoo College.) 
Who was John Smith? 
a. When did he live? 
What was his name? 
Did he die? 

Have you ever had the willies? 
If so, where? 

II. If a bird flies backwards, how much dust can he keep out of 
his eyes in one flight? 

a. In two flights? 

b. In the upper story? 

c. If so. why? 

(Key to above problem, xyza — x2) 

III. If two and two is four, is a cat fish or a dog wood? 

a. If not, why? 

b. Who? 

c. Did your grandmother have a wooden leg? 

d. If so, what is your cat's name? 

e. If not, what is the name of your cat? 
/. Have you a cat? 

IV. When was vour grandfather hanged? Yc 

a. Who? 

b. Why? 

c. Explain fully. 

d. Who wrote Shakespeare's "Hamlet"? 

e. Was it raining at the time? 

c. If so, where? 

d. At what time did it quit? 

e. Whose? 

V. Are you reading this? 

a. If not, how did you get this far? 
If so, why? 
Spell the word Cuckoo. 



How many c's? k's? x's? 
Are you Cuckoo? 

The End 

Aviator: "My God! The engine's stalled and a wing's off." 
Vernon Smith (on first trip in the air and very nervous) : "Thank 
goodness; now we can go down." 

A Forward Look 

In launching Centenary Academy as a separate institution the Board 
of Directors had in mind the fact that two things were necessary in order 
to establish and maintain a high class school: One of these, a faculty 
composed of experienced and efficient educators, the other a student body 
made up of young people of high character, each of whom would be 
an inspiration to his fellow students. Our success in this matter finds 
ample expression in the faculty and student body which we have brought 
together and the work that has been accomplished during the year that 
is now coming to a close. 

Our successes during this session are but a suggestion of what the 
future shall be. While there goes from our student body in the Senior 
class a group of excellent young people, we have in each of the lower 
classes a large nucleus of as fine voung people as can be found anywhere, 
and already we are receiving applications for reservations for the coming 

The splendid school spirit that has developed in our student body is 
already beginning to exert itself toward the establishment of ideals and 
aspirations in a number of outstanding features: noticeably among these 
is the keen rivalry in debating and other inter-society activities as well as 
scholarship attainment. The Dramatics department is worthy of special 
mention. Several plays of a very high order have been presented and it 
is the purpose of the school to expand this department for another year. 
The Boys' Hi-Y and Girls' Reserve have been organized and have already 
begun their work of developing the moral and spiritual side of the stu- 
dent body. 

With an increased student body and a corps of teachers, who have 
proven themselves capable, we shall begin a new session under most 
favorable auspices. The Academy proposes to do more than teach text 
books, it assumes the responsibility of helping each student who enters 
its doors in the formation of right habits and the development of 




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Lewella G: "Mr. Logan must be a pretty 
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Julia Holmes: "Why?" 

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Wanda S. : "Is Helen Ruth out for ath- 

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Doc: "A student came to school the other 
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Skeeter: "Without any trousers on?" 

Doc: "Sure. It was a co-ed." 

Blanch: "I'd like to be a soda-jerker." 
Al: "Why?" 

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Kuih McVey: "I owe a lot to that lady." 
Elizabeth Agurs: "Who? Your mother?" 
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Harold R.: "Yes, I"ve always considered 
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I kissed you — then I killed you — 
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And I loved you — Ah! T'was passion! 
When I hurled you in the snow. 

But your loss I'll never mourn, dear, 
For in death you gave me heart; 

Now I'll hunt the gang and tell them 
That I've killed my precious — quart. 

— Bill Turner. 

"Is Elizabeth Pittman fast?" 

"Fast! Her mother won't even let her 
accompany a man on the piano unless she 
is chaperoned." 

Don: "Is Skeeter as forgetful as ever?" 
Dan L. : "I'll say. He has to look himself 
up in the directory when he's through with 
his classes to find out where he lives." 

Doc Page: "Did your watch stop when it 
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Al Smith: "Sure, mut, did you think it 
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Margaret: "Annie, you ought not to he 
afraid of your shadow." 

Annie: "I know, but it looks like there's a 
whole crowd following me." 

Mr. Hughes: "Now, I guess you students 
are acquainted with Shakespeare?" 

Bill Logan: "Don't try to kid me, Mr. 
Hughes; Shakespeare is dead." 

Waiter: "Where's that paper plate I gave 
you with your pie?" 

Elmo Lee: "Oh, I thought that was the 
lower crust." 

Dan Logan : "She asked me to kiss her on 
the cheek." 

Bill Ditto: "Which cheek did you kiss her 

Dan Ditto: "I hesitated a long time be- 
tween them." 

Walter: "Is she a good driver?" 
Buster: "Yep — she drives me crazy." 


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other afternoon grading a set of his English 
papers. The 'phone rang. He answered. 
Strange Voice: "What number is this?" 
Mr. Hughes: "This is 8-2947." 
Strange Voice: "Wrong number." 
Mr. Hughes: "Well, what shall I do- 
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Wilchia: "What was the idea of trying to 
kiss me when the lights went out?" 

Colbert: "Force of habit, old dear; force 
of habit." 

Sam Cararas: "I love a girl like you." 
Azile Swann : "Who is she?" 

Showcard in downtown window : "Big sale 
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Father: "My son, I'm afraid I'll never see 
you in heaven." 

Randle: "Whatcha been doin' now. Pop?" 

Loree: "Two months ago I was desper- 
ately in love with Phillip, and now 1 can't 
stand him." 

Isobel: "How men change." 

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Crothers says that Ferriday is so wet that 
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Elizabeth Pittman: "I'd like to be a cen- 

William Colbert: "Why?" 

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Charles L. (to prisoner in next cell) : "Are 
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Prisoner: "No — 99 years." 

Randle Moore: "Mike, what do you call a 
man that drives an auto?" 

Mike Hammett: "That's according to how 
close he comes to me." 

Elizabeth P.: "Bill, I wish you'd change 
your style of dancing a little bit." 

Bill Turner: "In what way?" 

Elizabeth P.: "You might step on my left 
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It was a dark and stormy night. Buster 
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He had wandered around and finally came to 
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Catherine P.: "Why do you call me zero?" 
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Groceries & Fresh Meats 

3517 Fairfield Ave. 
Shreveport, Louisiana 

We handle 



Hudson Company 




Majestic Building 

Shreveport, Louisiana 


American Forest Week pro 
grams throughout America ac- 
complished much good because 
they aroused the people to the 
need of protecting our forests, 
reforestation, and the proper 
utilization of forest products. 

We believe that one of the most 
important factors in the prac- 
tical conservation of our forests 
is the recommendation and use 
of the proper material for speci- 
fic purposes. Lumber mer- 
chants can aid this great move- 
ment by encouraging the vise of 
lumber which you know will 
give permanence to every build- 

Lumber Company 

Shreveport, Louisiana 

Sales Agents for 

Email, La. 

Peason, La. 

Deweyville, Tex. 

Texla, Texas. 

Chicago Office: 536 Marquette Bldg. 


Class Rings and Pins a Specialty 


Fine Diamond Mountings Made to Order 
Gifts of Every Description 

Diamond Setters and Engravers 

Expert Watch Repairing 

'Pine Burr," We're for You 



INC. __^J 

"Shreveport's Greatest Department Store" 

Texas and Louisiana Streets Phone 6042 

J. A. Styron Engraving Company 

Shreveport, La. 


Announcements, Cards and Fine Stationery 


Fraternity Pins, Commencement Invitations 



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,l Jlu Reuoir" but not 
"Qood Due" 

We hope that each of you 
will return and enroll for the 
next term at The Academy 
or Centenary. 

Stag Clothing Co. 

'Quality Clothes forTDell Dressed Men" 





Bank of 

'The Bank of Personal 
Service.* 9 

Rose Hill Lake 

Where the Best People Go 

Cold Spring Water 
Individual Dressing Rooms 

Free Picnic Grounds 

Private Parties a Specialty 

Good Service and Courteous Treatment 


For Your Pleasure 
Greenwood Road 


Centenary Academy 


A High Class Preparatory School, Offering Four Years 
of Regular High School Work 

A Member of the Southern Association of Colleges and 

Accredited High Schools 

C. M. HUGHES, Head Master 



Journal Printing Company 




. Good, sound ideas 
used in a business puts 
it on a paying substan- 
tial basis. 

Good, attractive illus- 
trations and engrav- 
ings used in your 
printed literature, brings 
desired results. 

Our business is to create illustrative ideas that 
will sell your product. Your business needs our 
ideas and the selling power which they possess. 




708-10 MILAM, PHONE 544 V 

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Here's to 

The Pine Burr 


May You Live Long and Prosper 

The City Savings Bank & Trust Company 



Centenary Academy 







Mr. B. E. Grabill, 


My Dear Sir: 

In calling you to take charge of the photo- 
graphic work for the "Pine Burr," our Academy's first 
Annual, I had in mind the fact .that you had a reputation 
ror doing first class work and now that your work has 
been completed I want to express my very great apprecia- 
tion and commendation for the splendid service you have 
rendered us. When taken in the aggregate the pictures 
which you have made for our ^nnual are the finest I 
have ever seen. 

We are indeed grateful to you for your pa- 
tience and painstaking effort in this matter and assure 
you of our •'heartiest appreciation and goodwill. 


May 14, 1925 



Centenary College 

Extends Greetings and Congratulations to 
Every Member of the Senior Class of the 
Centenary Academy and Wishes Them the 
Highest Degree of Success in Life. 


Can prepare you to achieve the greatest 
success by offering you an education that 
will equip you for the largest service to 
your city, state and nation. Visit us per- 
sonally before you go home, let us help 
you plan your college course. 

For Full Information Address 

The President's Office, 

Centenary College, 

Shreveport, La. 

Continue With Your Classmates at Centenary College 

Yours for service 

Southwestern Gas 
& Electric Co. 

in the Future 
as in the Past 


of the 



Headquarters for 
Centenary Students 
and Their Visiting 
Friends and Relatives 

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