A Clarkson Mosaic - page 99

Accordingly, the new schedule will be for students entering in September 1919:
Tuition $150.00
Matriculation fee 5.00
Gymnasium fee 5.00
Deposit 10.00
Graduation fee 10.00
Of this, $70 is payable on entering, $50 at the beginning of the second and third terms, and $10 at
graduation. The matriculation fee is paid but once, and all the deposit not used will be returned to him.
Students who are already matriculated will pay $10 each term for materials, supplies, and renewal of
equipment, but tuition fees are for such students, as in previous years, $50 at the opening in September and $50
immediately after the Christmas holidays.
Estimated total costs for the year ranged from $440 to $565, the major variations being in room and
Enrollment Statistics.
Enrollment in 1918-19 revealed nine seniors, 15 juniors, 22
sophomores, and 125 freshmen, totaling 171 students. For 1919-20, the total dropped to 148
made up of 14 seniors, 29 juniors, 47 sophomores, and only 58 freshmen.
A summary of the graduates revealed that the College had awarded 257 bachelor's
degrees and three master of science degrees between 1900-18.
Board of Censors.
Potsdam Normal School insisted on appointing a Board of Censors for all
dances held at Clarkson's gymnasium. Chosen from the Crane and Normal school faculty, these
censors were to make certain that the couples danced with their arms fully extended in a
horizontal direction from the body, and that no parts of the dancing partners' torsos touched
each other. Their other duties were to see that the dance stopped at the appropriate time, that
everyone was out of the gym before the lights were turned off, and to turn off the lights.
Tech Nite.
This big celebration, in which the whole College participated, took place on
Saturday night, October 4. The student body headed by the College band lined up in front of
Old Main shortly after 7 o'clock. After red flares and torches were handed out, the parade
headed up Main Street to Cedar, then across to Elm and down Elm to Market. At that corner,
the men fell into single file and at double time, snake-danced up and down Market Street, down
Raymond Street, and racing through the Star theater, they jogged back to their starting place in
front of the Citizen's Bank. [Note. Now the Town Offices] There, accompanied by the band, the
crowd sang Clarkson songs and gave the appropriate class yells. That concluded the downtown
Then everyone marched to the Golf Grounds where the freshmen had prepared a
mammoth fire of logs and tar barrels. Seating themselves by classes on their respective sides of
the fire, the hungry crowd devoured the refreshments and settled back to listen to speeches by
Archie Sutherland and several members of the student body. The party broke up about
midnight, and everyone returned home, pleased at having had a great time.
Tank Rush.
On September 17, the Tank Rush was held at its usual place behind Old Main.
Much talk during the day had made the freshmen jittery; the sophomores and seniors had
convinced them that this affair was no pink tea party, and that there was great doubt about just
who would be in the tank when the final whistle blew.
The freshmen, including many veterans, met in front of Old Main dressed in various
uniforms. Navy dungarees predominated. Army fatigue suits were nowhere to be seen, because
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