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Copyright in Nineteen Hund- red and Thirty-six: James H. L. Roach, Editor. William P. Bye. Business Manager. Published by the Students of O hio University, for them and their posterity. Athens, Ohio May 1st, 1936.
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I am most appreciative of the honor done me by the dedication of this ATHENA in the first year of my admin- istration at Ohio University. The publication of a university or college annual is one of the oldest traditions in the American college and univer- sity world. Like many another collegiate tradition, it has come increasingly under critical scrutiny, and many voices have been raised, especially in the difficult years of the depression, against its continuance. There can be no valid objection to the periodical or indeed continuous re-evaluation of any phase of college life, especially per- PRESIDENT: haps of its most cherished " traditions " . Indeed, it is not impossible that an institution should, like the allegorical organism, completely change its skin, at least, every seven years. Inefficiency, infantilism, and indignity are among the minor counts in the indictment of the college annual as a traditional phenomenon. Among more serious charges can be listed graft and incongruity. Some or all of these short- comings have at various times and places no doubt reared their ugly heads. None of them is inherent or ineradicable, unless it be the fundamental defect of incongruity, if that
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