A Clarkson Mosaic - page 149

Train Schedules.
The fall schedule of the westbound New York Central trains leaving Potsdam
listed four trains on weekdays: 8:10 a.m., 11:31 a.m., 2:46 p.m., and 7:25 p.m.; and three on
Sunday: 7:04 a.m., 3:40 p.m., and 7:46 p.m. Eastbound trains ran more frequently: 9:38 a.m.,
12:14 p.m., 3:06 p.m., 6:58 p.m., and 12:15 a.m., and on Sundays: 8:55 a.m., 11:51 a.m., 8:03
p.m., and 12:15 a.m.
Freshman Handbook.
Two students, Albert Wells and Odvar Heggen, with the help and
advice of the president, compiled and published the first edition of the Clarkson Handbook.
First called Handbook for Freshmen, and popularly referred to as The Freshman Bible, this
small book was published annually until 1946. Its Foreword announced that its purpose was to
familiarize the freshmen with the College and its undergraduate activities as soon and as
thoroughly as possible.
It provided freshmen with essential information, as a glance at its Table of Contents
revealed: College Calendar, Welcome to Class of 1935, History of the College, Clarkson on the
Hill, Advice to Freshmen, Freshmen and Sophomore Rules, Buildings, the Faculty, Rules and
Regulations, Scholarships, Student Engineering Assembly, Athletics, Organizations,
Publications, Fraternities and Societies, and Songs and Cheers. It provided a complete synopsis
of student life at the College.
Licensing Engineers.
Laws recently enacted required all engineers: mechanical, electrical,
chemical, and civil, together with land surveyors, to be licensed by the state. In the past,
licenses were granted to engineers with degrees and a certain amount of experience, and to
others who had no degree but had amassed considerable experience. The State License Board
now required those who did not have a degree to take a four-day written examination on the
fundamentals of engineering.
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