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THE PINE BURR
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.
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,
Is Affectionately Dedicated
Charles M. Hughes
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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
Helen Ruth Anderson
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Order of the Books
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Where our golden hours passed quickly by.
'If' here the most valuable lessons were taught.
A CAMPUS SCENE
'Where we loved to .spend our leisure hours."
A CAMPUS SCENE
'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.
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
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
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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.
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Pres., Senior Class, Manager Pine Burr, Sex-
tonian, Hi-Y, Dramatic Club. Debating
Team, Declamation, Class Historian.
"He from whose lips divine persuanion flows."
Vice-Pres., Senior Class, Sextonian, Hi-Y.
"My only books are women's looks, and folly's
all they've taught me."
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."
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.
Sextonian; Girl Reserve; Civics Club.
"She is quiet, she is shy,
But there's mischief in her eye."
Sextonian; Hi-Y; Football, '24; Basketball,
"25; Baseball, "25.
"At whose sight all the stars hide their dimin-
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."
Sextonian; Hi-Y; Basketball, '25; Base-
"And why should life all labor be?"
'Build for character — not for fame."
Sect., Sextonian; Girl Reserve; Pine Burr
Staff; Pres., Civics Club.
'Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be
Wynnonian; Hi-Y; Football, '24; Basketball,
"25; Baseball, '25.
"He is a paralyzer of the female heart."
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."
Wynnonian; Hi-Y; Manager Football, "24;
"From which the fountain of perpetual knowl-
"Build for character not for fame."
Sextonian; Civics Club; Girl Reserves.
"Never a harsh ivord does she speak;
Always happy does she seem."
Sextonian; Hi-Y; Basketball, *25; Football,
"24; Baseball, "25.
"Would that the world knew my greatness."
Sextonian: Civics Club; Girl Reserve; Bas-
"Happy and sweet, always friendly that's
Trees City, La.
"A quiet, gentle, and manly fellow."
"Build for character — not for fame."
Vice-Pres., Wynnonian Literary Society.
"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit."
Sextonian; Civics Club.
"Modesty is her brightest jewel,
Kindness is her deepest theme.'
Sextonian; Debating Club.
'Fire in each eye and papers in each hand,
He raves, recites, and wanders around the
"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
"Still water runs deep."
Sextonian: Hi-Y; Dramatie Club.
"The glass of fashion and the mold of form.
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.
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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.
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-
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.
Helen Ruth Anderson
Eunice Mae Montgomery
Julia Holmes Gunning
B. 0. DlCKERSON
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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President WlLLIAM MORGAN
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.
Fannie Louise Silbernagel
Bayou La Chute, La.
First Soph: "Only fools are positive.'
Second Soph: "Are you sure?"
First Soph: "Yes, Fm positive."
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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.
A. C. Benson
Sam Stone Holmes
P. C. Worley
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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
President Margaret Holmes
Vice President. . .Winston Brown
Sec.-Treas Blanch Reardon
Sergt.-at-Arms. .Arnold Therrell
Critic Mr. Roberts
Montgomery, Eunice Mae
I lam met t. A. G.
Worley, P. C.
Roberts, Ned Paul
Green, W innifred
Gunning. Julia Holmes
Hutchinson, C. M.
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
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
Helen Ruth Anderson
B. 0. Dickerson
W. R. Hatcher
Gordan Lee Morgan
Academy Dramatic Club
Miss Billie McBride, Director
Theron Brown, Manager
Jane Fullilove, Adv. Manager
Gordan Lee Morgan, Stage Manager
Helen Ruth Anderson
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
"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 Noel -
(Jordan Lee Morgan
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
Helen Ruth Anderson
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Most Popular Girl
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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
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,
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 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
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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THE FOOTBALL SQUAD
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
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
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
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
Price Tillery Guard
One of the surest tacklers on the team; a valuable man on both defense
John Peeke McGee Halfback
Probably the fastest man in the backfield and always gained when given
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
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.
J UN |OR VERSUS SENIORS
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.
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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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.
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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PRIZE PLAYLET OF THE YEAR
"Snow-Bound in the South Sea Isles'
A ONE-ACT PLAY IN THREE ACTS
CAST OF CHARACTERS
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.
(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.
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!
AN EPIC IN EIGHT WORDS
By Mr. Mitchell.
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
REALLY CONFIDENTIALLY SPEAKING,
That Theron Brown and Sam Cararas should
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
That Billy Crothers should learn where the
Margaret: "Do you know Bob?"
Theron: "Yes, I used to sleep with him."
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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(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?
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
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?
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?
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-
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
In addition to the advertisers whose names are represented in this
year book the following have made substantial contributions toward the
success of the Pine Burr:
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I may be well,
I may be ill,
But Campbell's Soups
Will fill me still.
Lewella G: "Mr. Logan must be a pretty
Julia Holmes: "Why?"
Lewella: "They say he used to teach
Wanda S. : "Is Helen Ruth out for ath-
Bernice C. : "No, athletes."
Doc : "These eight ©"clocks are hard to get
Skeeter: "They sure are."
Doc: "A student came to school the other
d^y without any trousers on."
Skeeter: "Without any trousers on?"
Doc: "Sure. It was a co-ed."
Blanch: "I'd like to be a soda-jerker."
Blanch: "Because they lead such a stirring
Kuih McVey: "I owe a lot to that lady."
Elizabeth Agurs: "Who? Your mother?"
Ruth McVey: "No. The landlady."
Harold R.: "Yes, I"ve always considered
Jane a perfect beauty and a nice girl to
David Easton: "You ought to be ashamed
of yourself, Harold."
I kissed you — then I killed you —
Out beneath the stars' cold glow —
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
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
hit the floor?"
Al Smith: "Sure, mut, did you think it
would go on through?"
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
Dan Logan : "She asked me to kiss her on
Bill Ditto: "Which cheek did you kiss her
Dan Ditto: "I hesitated a long time be-
Walter: "Is she a good driver?"
Buster: "Yep — she drives me crazy."
Mr. Hughes was sitting in his office the
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-
Wilchia: "What was the idea of trying to
kiss me when the lights went out?"
Colbert: "Force of habit, old dear; force
Sam Cararas: "I love a girl like you."
Azile Swann : "Who is she?"
Showcard in downtown window : "Big sale
of shirts for boys with 13 or 14 necks."
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
Isobel: "How men change."
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? ? ? : "Your little brother saw me kiss
you. What must I give him to keep him
Margaret: "He usually gets about half a
Crothers says that Ferriday is so wet that
the Salvation Army changed its name to Sal-
Elizabeth Pittman: "I'd like to be a cen-
William Colbert: "Why?"
Elizabeth: "It embraces forty million men."
Charles L. (to prisoner in next cell) : "Are
you in for life?"
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
It was a dark and stormy night. Buster
was a long way from home and he was lost.
He had wandered around and finally came to
a sign post. He climbed to the top of the
post, struck a match and read, "WET
Catherine P.: "Why do you call me zero?"
Dan Logan: "Because you mean nothing
Mr. Andros: "Now, class, pay close atten-
tion to the board while I run through it
"Good Polo Ponies are rare." So are good
Everette Duncan : "What do you mean by
telling him that I'm a fool?"
Billy Crothers: "I'm sorry- — I didn't know
it was a secret."
Bill Logan: "I was encored three times,
Alvin Smith: "Yes. The society seemed
to realize that you needed practice."
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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-
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rendered us. When taken in the aggregate the pictures
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We are indeed grateful to you for your pa-
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you of our •'heartiest appreciation and goodwill.
May 14, 1925
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,
Continue With Your Classmates at Centenary College
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