A Clarkson Mosaic - page 88

that she could devote full time to the cataloging of Clarkson's books. She retired as librarian in
At the time of Miss Peabody's appointment, the library was housed to the left of the
main office on the first floor of Old Main; later it was moved upstairs for convenience. It was
moved again after Mr. Archibald Matthews gave to the College his beautiful home on outer
Pierrepont Avenue which became the president's home, and the previous president's home
adjacent to Old Main was converted into office space, with the library occupying the entire
second floor. Later, the library was moved to the third floor of Peyton Hall, then to the Old
Gymnasium in 1956, and finally, in 1980, to the new Educational Resources Center on the Hill.
Alumni Role.
Frederick Zapf '04, secretary of the Alumni Association, remarked in his report
to the alumni on the work of the association:
A return to the once familiar halls reveals to the graduate of five year's standing, for instance, changes of a
remarkable character, and changes of which he little dreamed "in his day." The welcome which greets him on his
return, however, is not that of a stranger in a strange land. The graduate is received, rather as the conquering hero,
as one who has been making history for the Institution which is now happy to receive him as an honored guest. It
is now that he feels most ashamed to think that in some busy moment he has imagined that his relation to Alma
Mater, the Institution of his professional birth, ceased when he graduated and left her doors, diploma in hand, to
take up his problem in a busy pressing world, and to acquit himself honorably in all the battles of life. The graduate
sees that as the child bears an indissoluble relation to the parent, so his relation to Alma Mater is an inseparable
one. As once a part of her being and now a product of her institutional life, his interests are firmly bound to Alma
Mater, and his life must henceforth necessarily be given, in part at least, to strengthen and increase her fullness of
It is then that each Alumnus stands ready to take up and forward the interests of his college through every
available channel. The Alumni Association feels his influence. The faculty knows of him because he is directing
worthy young men to them for instruction. He is always keeping in touch with every plan of the institution, and his
influence and interest work wonders in its healthy growth and steady advancement.
Freshmen Banquet.
Only 20 freshmen were at their annual banquet at which Prof. Carl Michel
was the guest of honor; the sophs had succeeded in keeping the remaining three freshmen away.
Because the sophomores had suspected the banquet was to be held in Canton, the freshmen
succeeded in getting the dinner started in the second floor dining room of the Arlington Hotel
before the sophs found them, and tried to rush the room. Luckily, however, the police arrived
and prevented the intruders' entrance; matters quieted down and everyone assumed that the
sophomores had left.
Suddenly, a barrage of eggs, fruit, and a few bottles of ammonia crashed through the
second floor windows. Besides the window damage, some ammonia fell on a piano, practically
destroying it. Standing on a second floor balcony with his pistol drawn, Police Chief Leahy
threatened to fire on the students unless the throwing ceased. Although his warning was greeted
with jeers, the bombardment stopped, and the sophomores were made to pay for the damages.
New Fraternity.
On November 1, a new fraternity appeared on campus, Kappa Epsilon Phi. It
was formed to fill needs felt by undergraduates whose interests could not be met by either of
the other existing fraternities: OPiO and Sigma Delta. Their purpose was to unite different
classes on a common plane. Thus, these three fraternities sought to unify the student body more
thoroughly than could be effected by any class organization as such. Their purpose was to
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