Sunday, October 12, 2014

"Fun? Well Rather" The Diary of Virginia Clay McClure - part of the Sesquicentennial Stories Series

October 12, 1910

 Very exciting time over the Freshman “little red caps with the yellow button.”  Miss Chinn excused some of us to go to the mass meeting of Sophomore, Junior, and Senior classes in chapel.  Everybody there, some music by Theising, [illegible name], and Neller, and then after it was found Freshman were willing to compromise, we left.


 *Pink, Wrigley’s Chewing Gum wrapper pasted in.

Chewing gum given me by the groom, shortly after the ceremony. Pearl looked very sweet -  had such a pretty suit and hat.   Emma wouldn’t see them married – couldn’t stand it.  Albert looked awfully nice, too.

Address to the girls by Miss Hamilton, after which we almost all adjourned to the Gym. To the Freshman class meeting.  Very serious and critical time, when three upper classes threaten to leave school if “Freshies” don’t wear caps.  Robinson and Jackson very stubborn.  Committee finally made a compromise by which Freshman agreed to wear the red caps, but without the “yellow button”.  Feel that they have forced the Seniors to make a great concession.  Got back at 10:30, no lessons studied, but very happy.

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