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1913 Yearbook

1913 Yearbook


1913 Yearbook


Junior Collegiate History.
OUT of the mists of the years that have passed, we can but indistinctly recall
the experience of our first days at St. Ambrose. We have a dim recollection
of that eventful September morn in 1907, when we were assembled together
for the first time, and initiated into the mysteries of Higher Education.
Our class remained unorganized until 1910, but realizing that, "in union there is
strength," the members decided to launch forth their little ship of state, and accordingly
they elected their first set of officers. Frank Phillips was chosen to preside over the
class as its first president.
In due course of time the problem of selecting a class pin presented itself for our
consideration. Then for the first time the spirit of dissension seemed to be hovering
over our class, but this was soon dispelled by choosing a neat little pin, designed in the
class colors of black and gold.
During the Freshman, Sophomore and Junior years, the class spent its time in
worthy efforts, preparing for future conquests. When the Senior year was entered
upon, a new enthusiasm seized the members, and as a result they became distinguished for their brilliant achievements in all branches of activity.
Many of those who received their diplomas from the Academic Course in June,
1911, did not return to take up the work of the Collegiate Department, but the class
was re-enforced by the addition of several new members. The fame of our class
has been spread broadcast, and the desire to join this illustrious band seized one of
Italy's handsomest sons, Liugi Ligutti, who braved the perils of the Atlantic so that
he might be one of us. His rapid mastery of the English language was remarkable, and
today he is among the leaders of his class. Others came from far and near, until today, although not large in numbers, the banner-bearers of the collegiate class of June '14 are justly proud of their achievements.
The class has excelled in several branches and is wanting in none. As evidence of
the forensic prowess of our class, we submit the fact that for three successive contests
we captured the annual gold medal prize in Elocution, and received second award in
two of them. In the musical line, we point with just pride to Harry B. Crimmins. As
pianist his rendition of classical selections is a delight to every one. Edward Rosenthal,
by his medical researches, as well as his kindness towards the convalescents, has advanced his profession far along intellectual and humanitarian lines. Leo Roling, by
his diligent and continued application to his studies, is a type of the excellent scholars
produced by the class.
Nor is the class without its athletic heroes. Two of the members have earned their
"A." William Hynes, by his stellar performance on the college baseball nine and on
the gridiron, has gained an enviable record. Lawrence Brannen and John Cash have
also shown their ability in this line, which presages a bright future for them, and
their names will in all probability rank with those who have gained renown before them.




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