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one month than that of Sixty-Two, and five months more than Sixty.
On the Catalogue of Freshman year there were an hundred and
Of those who have departed prematurely, forty-two have been in
The Class has lost six members by death. Jacob Seitzinger Lou-
Of those who have left us, two have committed matrimony. One
The following are the localities represented Freshman year and
0 Hawaiian Islands, 0
The average age of the Class of Sixty-Three is twenty-two years, six months, and five days. The oldest is bowed by the weight of twenty-eight years, six months, and twenty-two days, while our babe has seen but eighteen years and ten months.
By half years the ages are :
2 221. 27
4 22. 261
10 26. 2 21
17 251 . 4 204
2 244.. 9 194
2 24. 6 19.
8 There were fourteen born in August, fourteen in September, twelve in October, thirteen in December, eleven in January.
The average height of the Class is five feet, nine and two-tenths inches. Two are of the height of six feet two inches and a half; fifteen measure six feet and upwards. The shortest is five feet, three and eight-tenths inches.
The average weight is one hundred and forty-one pounds. Our most ponderous body has waxed to two hundred and seven pounds. The smallest balances one hundred and six. Divided according to hairy appendages, we have: Moustaches,
18 Moustache and Goatee,
17 Moustache and sides,
14 Full beard, whiskers and moustache,
Wearers of eye-glasses,
7 “ spectacles,
7 The names of 63 are mostly simple common names; the four designations of George, Henry, Charles and John comprising more than a third of the whole. Twenty-three bave but a singla Christian name, wbile four revel in the abundance of nomen, praenomen, cognomen, and agnomen, though one scorns to take advantage of his friends, and omits to print one.
There be six G. W.'s and four J. H.'s, each of which last designates one of a couple.
Nicknames are abundant, but are confined in use to intimates. A few, that are more universal than the rest, are Sog, Soldier, Rex, Aged, Millie, Deacon, Dutchy, General, Purser, Doctor, and Boops, though some contend that this last is no nickname.
A tendency to matrimony, latent and developed, is apparent to this extent. Married,
1 Would be engaged but for Engaged,
7 Paternal indisposition, 1 fuerunt,
3 | Seriously thoughtful on the
33 '63 has always been largely a Linonian Class. A majority of thirty Freshmen has however been reduced to one of twenty-one, at graduation.
We have seen the abolition of statement of facts. We rather regretted that, as we were in the habit of participating quite freely on these occasions. We have seen, too, the origination of the collection of the taxes on the College bill, and, it is said, the extinction of the Society debts.
The new system of Boat Clubs, by which the Clubs are made perpetual and systematic, was put in practice by the Class. Its success is very apparent. The separate Clubs are highly prosperous, and through their exertions a new Boat House is being built, commodious and convenient of access. Let us pray heartily for a renewal of boating spirit, that will bring about a return of the College regattas.
The system of prayers was reformed at our entrance into College. The Freshman Society called Sigma Delta, died in the Class.
We carried through a Burial of Euclid which was considered to be final, but there is talk of bringing it to light again, as if the last “wake' had not been properly conducted.
The morality of '63 needs no comment.
The scholarship of the Class is up to the average. At least, if it isn't, it might be.
The Class devote themselves to the following pursuits : Law, 48 | Liberal Study,
2 Theology, 16 Civil Engineering,
2 Medicine, 10 Farming,
11 Country Gentlemaning, 1 Teaching, 7 Uncertain,
No other Class has ever graduated with already two children. The future is to be looked to.
“Seldom has a Class taken such firm hold on the sympathies and love of the remainder of College. Its great numbers, the advanced age of its members generally, the real talent hidden under a careless exterior, has won a respect for '63 that will prevent its being forgotten for years yet. Nobly has it lived up to its motto; "Oddv súpñow ň ποιήσω.”
B. & C.
College Justice. It is becoming with some a settled opinion, that college favor, secur. ed by such suspicious arts as they too often are able to criticise, is no safe criterion of real merit, and that dependence for simple justice, upon a class of men so swayed by groundless prejudices, is both weak and fruitless. That this serious charge against so numerous a company of men is supported by strong evidence, no one, even of a year's stay, will deny; but that it is or can be clearly proved upon general principles, is here questioned. While the force of the individual instances is granted, it may yet be interesting, to some peculiarly convenient, to investigate the grounds of belief in College Justice.
The opening years of college life are governed by certain constant laws, which do not cease their influence upon the subsequent period. In an institution which, more than any other, measures the man by the severest and truest tests, there result immediately upon entrance, the laudable desire of deserving, if not of gaining, the respect of our classmates, and, from an appreciation of the ordeal and the manly aim, a diffidence among the large majority of the class, wbich may arise from a desire to quietly observe the relative strength of others. At this time, upon some, urged not less by natural tastes than by the impulsive support of differing societies, devolves the duty of defending party interests. It is when their various plans conflict, when adherents of the respective organizations press their most strenuous arguments, that bitterness and jealousy begin to creep into the hearts of all, in some degree, to color with unpleasant traits the most honest actions, and to attribute the worst motives to the simplest conduct. But within the circle of each of the hostile bands, these very men, whether active or silent, disliked without, may disclose the virtues of a rare and estimable character, and enlist the affection of even the least demonstrative. The peculiar constitution of political society, then, in the first years of the college course, precludes the attainment, outside the society, of un. divided and general affection; while yet, the possessor of manly and attractive qualities may still enjoy, within the body he has selected as his friends, the very end he had originally in view, and win all the respect which is bis just due.
Nor does this position afford much advantage to one who would, from this ground, advocate the abolition of college societies, because they raise unnecessary, unjust, and dangerous distinctions. It is from considering these bodies that belief in uniform justice is especially confined. That distinctions, which are observed in general society, are also noticeable here, arises simply from the fact that it is the same human nature virtually in each; and the history of every college which has abolished societies, and even the solitary year in Yale in which there is but one society, attest that by creating large parties upon creditable bases, there is avoided the existence of innumerable party cliques, ten-fold more dangerous to hearty fellowship. College societies are founded upon grounds of wise and practical philosophy. The system itself depends for its continued life upon the intelligent conviction of all, both in authority and in actual enjoyment of their privileges, that since association, intimate and powerful, is inevitable, it is just to all to generalize its benefits, and to preserve the upright character of the few who are likely to err, by the inspection and guidance of the many congenial acquaintances, who, to save the reputation of the body, must care for the healthful working of all its members. But, aside from the justifying conditions of the system of college societies, in the collection of members subsequent to the first division there is continued proof of the general rule of justice.
It is allowed that cruel injustice has often been shown, discreditable as much to the standing of societies as to the character of their individual members, and that too often a warmer regard for political prejudice than justice can approve has been displayed; yet, in the main, the transpositions are equitable and pleasing. If the strength of societies depends, in great measure, upon the harmony of their elements, the nature of the greater part of their members must be consulted in the