A Clarkson Mosaic - page 115

On August 2, President Harding died and Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as president. Dancer
Alma Cummings wore out eight dance partners in setting a marathon dance record of 52 hours
and 11 minutes. Ten beach censors banned one-piece bathing suits at Atlantic City.
Earthquakes in Japan levelled Tokyo, Yokohama, and other cities for miles around, killing
300,000, injuring 500,000, and leaving 2.5 million homeless. Passenger cars in the US reached
15 million. Lee De Forest demonstrated sound movies. Yankee Stadium opened in April.
DuPont purchased the US rights to the Swiss invention, cellophane. Lt. A.L. Williams set an
airplane speed record of 243.76 mph. Jacob Schick obtained a patent on the first electric
shaver. The Nobel Prize in physics went to Robert A. Millikan for his work on elementary
electric charge, and on the photoelectric effect. The German mark sank from 4.2 in 1914 to 4
trillion to the US dollar, making sugar cost 250 million marks a pound in November. Freud
published The Ego and the Id. Vincent Youman's popular musical comedy,
No, No, Nanette
opened. Other popular songs of the year included
Yes, We Have No Bananas
, and
Sonny Boy
and Gershwin's
Rhapsody in Blue.
Bessie Smith made the first "blues" record, Down-hearted
• Fund-raising Musical • Tech Nite
• Joe Bushey • SLU Beat CCT
• Code of Ethics • Class President for Life
• Commencement • Moving-Up Day
• Faculty Member Killed • Hockey
• Snell Field • Freshman Smoker
• Beechnut • Colgate Congratulations
Fund-raising Musical.
Because the athletic program depended on student support, much of it
as a voluntary fee, the students staged a musical, Kathleen, in January to raise money for
athletics. Its cast was detailed in the February 1923 issue of the Integrator.
Joe Bushey.
That same issue of the Integrator introduced a phantom figure on the Clarkson
campus who has been around ever since: Joe Bushey.
Code of Ethics.
When the American Society of Mechanical Engineers adopted a Code of
Ethics to apply to all members, their action marked a distinct advance in engineering ideals, for
the mechanical engineers were the first to draw up such a code. Basically, this code condemned
both undignified and misleading advertising, questionable professional associations and
practices, and betrayal of professional confidences. It commanded loyalty to country, personal
honor, fairness to contractors and workmen, and interest in public welfare. It was extended,
ultimately, to the entire engineering profession of more than 200,000 engineers.
In June, degrees were conferred on 47 BS's, two MS's, and three professional
degrees: two as civil engineer and one as electrical engineer.
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