A Clarkson Mosaic - page 182

the next day to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to address the Ohio Valley Conference on Adult
Education. After a much needed six-day rest, he returned to Windsor to address the Canadian
Branch of the American Society of Automotive Engineers; thence to Washington, D.C., for a
speech to the American Trade Association, and a trip to Rochester, New York, to talk to the
Rochester Advertising Club and to visit two Rochester High Schools before returning to
This was a typical itinerary for him, for he was back out on the road again early in May
with speeches in Memphis, Columbus, Chicago, Evansville, Cleveland, and finally Syracuse
before returning to Potsdam.
Student Apathy.
Appearing just before Commencement in May, a report in the
revealed the following assessment of Clarkson's student organizations:
Clarkson Band- performed well despite poor support
Board of Governors- met three times to "educate" underclassmen
Dramatechers- inactive except for a few local plays
Green Griffin
- ceased publication, poor support, financial difficulties
- best year under competent staff
Manager's Club- instituted new scrub system; complete success
Outing Club- new organization; obtained new building; plans spectacular
Glee Club- new club under able leadership of Prof. Bowman
Frosh Bible- improved publication named success
Radio Club- "busy as bees"
ROTC- ended second year with success
Varsity "C" Club- energetic membership; strong organization
Syracuse defeated Clarkson 27-0 in the opening game for both teams on Friday
evening in Archbold stadium on September 20. Two weeks later, on the way back to Potsdam
following a loss to Springfield College 12-7, the football team decided to change "Chuck"
Drake's name to "Luck" Drake because he put only one nickel in a slot machine and hit the $10
jackpot. After defeating City College 19-6 in New York City, the Clarkson 11 returned to
campus to play Ithaca in a game played to a 7-7 tie, and then lost to Niagara in a heartbreaking
game 14-6.
In carefully orchestrated plans made by both schools, the pre-Clarkson-St. Lawrence
football game celebrations were restrained. To forestall enthusiastic pranks, a convocation was
called on Thursday, November 10, at which both Clarkson's Engineering Assembly president,
Clinton "Baldy" Eastment, and St. Lawrence's student body president, Isadore Demsky urged
cooperation in avoiding hostilities which most surely would lead to cessation of all sports
between the two schools. Isadore Demsky later became better known to the world as the movie
actor, Kirk Douglas.
On Friday, Joe Warner, vice president of the Engineering Assembly, spoke at St.
Lawrence on the same subject. The traditional exchange dinners between fraternities of the two
schools were denied. Freshmen spent Thursday and Friday afternoons and evenings gathering
boxes, papers, burnable materials for the bonfire at the corner of Maple Street and Clarkson
Avenue. This pyre was more closely guarded by the members of the Class of 1942 than was the
previous year's fire which SLU students managed to ignite prematurely.
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