A Clarkson Mosaic - page 117

I have many boyfriends besides Techers. I do not seem to have a moment of spare time. Your
friend Beechnut is looking forward to a delightful four years in Clarkson. I expect to graduate in '27 with
the present freshmen.
Dear readers, please pardon me in taking this time in opening my heart to you.
"Beechnut" '27
(F. L. Mott)
Tech Nite.
After several years of declining interest, the spirit of Tech Nite seemed to be dying
out. It had been created as a general reunion of all students, and especially the union of
freshmen and sophomores in friendship after their clashes: the tug-of-war, the cane rush, tank
rush, and other contests. (See 1907) During this meeting, carousing was absolutely forbidden.
Earlier Tech Nites had involved a big parade, followed by a snake dance on Market
Street which toured through the Star Theater and other buildings, and on to a large field on
outer Pierrepont Avenue. Gradually, however, it had grown too rowdy, and thus it had been
On October 5, 1923, Tech Nite again was held, but this time in the gymnasium due to
inclement weather. Russell Sanford, president of the Engineering Assembly, presided over the
festivities. Its program consisted of cheers led by B.W. Cornelius, cheerleader, and music by
the Farrisee Orchestra. Then several speeches on the general subject of school spirit were made
by Rufus Sisson, president of the Board of Trustees; President Brooks; and members of the
faculty. These were followed by two wrestling matches, and two boxing matches of two rounds
each. After cheers and a song, the gathering broke up about 11 o'clock, and those present went
home feeling satisfied.
One week later at the Engineering Assembly Convocation, it was announced that 20
cents would be deducted from each student's deposit fee to defray expenses of future Tech
SLU Beat Clarkson.
In a bitterly fought football game on November 20, 1923, St. Lawrence
defeated Clarkson by a single field goal, 3-0. Fumbling inside the five-yard line near the end of
the game, Clarkson lost its golden opportunity to win this hard-fought contest. In earlier games,
Clarkson defeated Union 12-0, lost to Colgate 42-0, slaughtered St. Michael's 65-0, lost to
Middlebury 21-14, tied Buffalo at 7, and RPI at O.
Class President for Life.
John Handley Foote, LaFargeville, was elected unanimously as class
president for life. A member of Sigma Delta and a graduate of the electrical engineering
department, Mr. Foote went to work for the Philadelphia Electric Company, Philadelphia, Penn.
Moving-Up Day.
On Monday, May 28, Moving-Up Day exercises were inaugurated in the
College chapel with Engineering Assembly Vice President Kenneth Clark in charge. The event
signified the "moving-up" from one class to the next, from freshman to sophomore. President
Brooks spoke of the Moving-Up Day exercises at some colleges, and expressed the wish that
some annual customs might be established at Clarkson. After speeches by Prof. Hamlin about
Moving-Up exercises he had seen elsewhere; by the president of the Class of 1924, Foster
Ringrose; the treasurer of the junior class, Walter Myers; and the president of the freshman
class, Cyrus Everett; Vice President Kenneth Clark introduced the new president of the
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