Hairy legs have replaced beer cans this spring as the chief pre-occupation of Dartmouth's 2,800 undergraduates.
Rallying behind the Daily Dartmouth's cry that "foul blows have been struck," college students united last week to protest an official directive that Bermuda shorts be abolished from the campus.
According to The Dartmouth, the statement "Bermuda shorts must go," was made by an unidentified high official of the administration in approval of a petition signed by nearly a thousand undergraduates. Signers of the petition complained that "the damned pants are indecent and incite over-sexposure."
The student paper stood squarely behind the shorts, however, and exhorted: "Hairy legs of the campus, unite! We have nothing to lose but our pants!"