Allegheny College - Kaldron Yearbook (Meadville, PA)

 - Class of 1944

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I' O WE RE SENIORSV What was once Tarbell and Beebe and Caflisch, naive, excitable kids in mustard dinks, has become this strange Spe- cies of academic superiority-Seniors. ,4L4PVVha'll was once a number on a dink has become a ,gradu- ating class Our class has been an unusual class in many ways Its been a sort of bridge spanning the old Allegheny and the new Our class. is the last class that knew Doc s the last class that remembers the leisurely shaded drive past the front of Bentley, the last class to have known a whole year of school in the carefree Allegheny of pre-Pearl Harbor, the last class that remembers the friendly infor- mality of Sunday breakfast in pajamas in the old Hulmgs dining room We've seen other things dis- appear in compliance with a war-time Allegheny- spring dances off campus, chapter parties, the Winter Carnival, pep rallies and snake dances downtown to crash the theatres, ski trips to Kane, the interfraternity Sing. Singers' trips, football games. Yes, we've seen them disappear, weive giv- en them up, but to us they are still an integral part of the Allegheny we love, as are the men of our class, the men who aren't here, who are some- ASS of 944 where else doing something less pleasant. We can't think of the class of 7414 without meaning the class of Bucky and Buck and Hoop and Bill Goodenough and Bobinette. Yet we are not solely senile reminiscers. We have accepted the new Allegheny and have made that too a part of our heritage. We,ve moved into the modern new rooms in Walker with pleasure. With the dearth of masculine company the girls have learned to play together, something we'd never bothered with before. We've played Battle- ship and have tried our feminine minds at set- tling the fate of the world over ham barbecues at Georgeis. Weive been a general welcoming com- mittee for all the men who've come back dapper x and tan in their various uniforms. Weire Seniors. We still appreciate the Grill, the Bustic Bridge, the three o'clock bull session as vital parts of our education, but we also listen to Dr. .l'ulian's lectures with a new intentness. We go 'CO lectures in the chapel and we read the newspapers. We're going outside these protecting walls soon, out of sight of the ivory tower, and we want to take with us as many of the vital things, as much

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V ,l 31 ll , ' I ' V I ' ' ' Y YW- -f--M - f' - - V V -Q--,.K-,. -..1.,-,.--.-1 :. 'alt is my hope that on this campus we can rovide ever ' t l p y 5 ac ent the store of knowledge, a mental discipline, a development of personality, and an understanding of life that will make 1' l l, U r V r' " ' ' nm wzen ze Does out not only a useful citzien rn this democracy, but a leader where leadership is so desperately neededf'



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' of sound knowledge as We can. ln a World where there can be no cutting of eight o'clocks we Want to be equipped practically enough to influence the course of events just a little wherever We may be. Our men are doing what they can to alter the state of the World. There are things We can do. We Want to do them because it will mean that someday Al- legheny and Grove City will play a heated football. game again, and some Freshman class will build a bigger bonfire than ours was with all the farmers, fences that We're still paying for piled on it-be- cause it will mean that someday the impersonal quality of khaki at your dances will be replaced by checked sport coats and saddle shoes. We as Seniors know this is a good thing. CAROLINE EMERSON HARRY CONROY pf' G- l e , DoRoTHY SCHUCHMAN CAROLINE SNELL B1-:TSY STROUSE g l

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