. . . Northen left Baylor because the Great Depression had hit and he needed to work to help his family.
According to Glenn Hilburn, the retired chair of Baylorâ€™s religion department, Northen has been participating in a class that can be substituted for the Chemistry 101 class he never took.
â€œHeâ€™s passed this substitute class with a grade of A-plus without even knowing it,â€ Hilburn said. â€œItâ€™s Life 101. Heâ€™s mastered that course and mastered it well.â€