In light of what would happen only five months or so from the time the class of 1929 graduated, the class prophecy very likely hit some rough air. The Great Depression was likely hard on everyone's plans as they attempted to cope with the transition from comfortable prosperity to economic calamity.

Here too, the class prohecy seems better suited to the small class sizes of the early Godwin, and would no doubt become too big a job as class sizes expanded. Later on the practice was somewhat replaced by class mock elections.