Prickly Pear, Yearbook of Abilene Christian College, 1916 Page: 23
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HUGH CRAIG ------- -------- ------ ---- -- President
ELIZABETH HILL ----------------------------- Secretary
Not the end, but on the way.
Green and White La France Rose
Some of the members of th& first year college class did We realize, however, that we have just started in our
all of their academy work in A. C. C.; others had finished great campaign, but we are looking forward with fond ex.
high school before they came, but on the 7th day of Sep- pectation to the time when we shall receive degrees from
tember, 1915, the majority of our present members entered the best colleges and universities in the land. After this
A. C. C., in quest of further knowledge. Since that time is accomplished and the fear of "failure" is forever passed,
one or two others have joined us, and under the leadership our ambition is to so fill the responsible positions of life,
XI^ ~ of competent teachers, we have been able to carry on a as to benefit humanity and reflect credit upon A. C. C.
successful combat against king ignorance. This struggle,
however, has not been carried on without great effort on As we look back over the past year our hearts are made
our part, for no one realizes more fully than we, that, "there to rejoice, for we realize that great sacrifices have been
is no royal road to learning." made for our benefit, but mingled with joy is a feeling of
regret, because we realize that we have wasted many
We realize that there is good tatpnt in the other classes, golden moments. As we pause for a glance into the future,
and we confess that our association with them has been we see each member of the class as he finishes in school
both pleasurable and profitable, but as we wish to reveal life and enters upon his, or her life's work. Some are
the true state of affairs, we must give a few of our own efficiently filling the responsible places in our government,
merits. During the year we have furnished a majority of some are effectively preaching the gospel, some are diligthe
basket ball players, two of the contestants in the read- ently helping other boys and girls over the stony road
ing contest, seventy-five per cent of the debators. We are which we are now traveling, others are among the most
not playing much base ball, but we are loyal supporters of progressive farmers in our "sunny south." Both boys and
those who do play. These are only a few of the many girls are filling responsible positions and are contributing
things that we have helped to accomplish, but our space their share of labor and love to the peace and prosperity of
is limited and we refrain from telling more. our great nation. Historian.
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