According to the May 7, 1927 Old Gold and Black, available in DSpace, the incoming Freshman class of 1927 was the largest class to date, with 118 men. They expected respect. What they got was the traditional treatment by the upperclassmen, including hazing and freshman rules. The “Freshman-Sophomore Smoker” was a men’s meeting group where ideas were exchanged in a civil way, resulting in the abolition of the freshman beanies and other class rules.


This ticket was located in a box in the University Archives and is a glimpse into the lives of student organizations of the past.