A Clarkson Mosaic - page 156

he would give a short quiz to help improve students' grades, he would put the explanations on
the blackboard. Then, a student at one end of the room would ask him to come to that section of
the room and demonstrate one of his blackboard solutions, while someone at the other end of
the room would substitute correct papers for the ones they turned in.
Students teased him even further by dismantling his bicycle and hiding the parts around
Old Main. Somehow, he always found them and reassembled the old machine.
Bill Fiesinger.
Among the freshmen entering in fall 1933 were Fredrick William "Bill"
Fiesinger and his brother, Edward. Both went on to make names for themselves on campus: Ed
as a student leader and scholar, and Bill as a star athlete, as well as a student leader and scholar.
He scored twice in Clarkson's 27-0 defeat of Alfred in 1935, bringing his total scoring to 37
points: five touchdowns, two field goals, and one conversion. He played in all but the last game
of the year, St. Lawrence, being sidelined for it because of a broken collarbone suffered against
Bill, a letterman in three sports, and a leading scorer for the football team, had been vice
president of his freshman class, secretary of the Varsity "C" Club, and very active in other
activities, including being selected for membership in Cum Laude for his high scholastic
average, and being elected as Ice Carnival King in 1937. At his graduation in June 1937, he was
selected to receive the Frederica Clarkson Award. He returned in 1960 as director of alumni
relations. He went on to serve as director of athletics, as director of development and alumni
affairs, and then as director of development. When he retired in 1979 he was appointed the first
Clarkson Ambassador. (See 1979)
Joe Bushey.
The February 14 Integrator reported that Joe Bushey, well-known figure in parlor
sports at Clarkson for the past seven years, had been awarded a lifetime scholarship by the
Clarkson administration. (See Appendix I)
Radio Broadcasts.
Through the cooperation of St. Lawrence University, Clarkson faculty
broadcast weekly programs over radio station WCAD for the second year. These talks had been
so well received the previous year that the students encouraged the faculty to continue them.
Dr. Brooks had delivered the first lecture in October 1932, followed weekly until each
member of the faculty had had his turn. The last ones were delivered in May.
Conference Champs.
By defeating St. Lawrence 7-0 in November, Coach Pete Dwyer's
footballers won the Small College Conference Championship of New York State. This team
had become one of the best small college elevens in the east. They posted six consecutive wins
over small college opponents, scoring a total of 148 points against 25. When SLU defeated
Niagara by 13-6, that left only Clarkson and SLU undefeated by conference opponents. Then in
November, Tech defeated their rivals by a single score 7-0.
That victory also broke an eight-year jinx. Clarkson had not defeated SLU in football
since 1924. Their only loss of the season came in their opener against a powerful Syracuse
team. And Clarkson lost that one only by one touchdown 13-6. They defeated Hamilton 31-0,
RPI 18-0, Buffalo 41-0, St. Michael's 7-6, Middlebury 39-6, before defeating SLU to end the
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