Faculty Board Rejects '59 Parietals Extension
Youth of Many Dates Causes Opposition, Committee States
The faculty administrative board yesterday rejected the freshman petition for extended parietal hours on Saturday night, Marc E. LeLand '59, head of the group studying the change, reported to the Union Committee last night.
According to LeLand, the primary reason for rejection was that freshman entertain a larger percentage of girls in secondary schools than upperclassmen. The board also cited a survey made at the time the Houses were petitioning for extended hours. Dean Leighton had polled mothers' groups, P.T.A.'s and church associations on the issue and all the groups had opposed the extension.
Since the information was obtained verbally, the Union Committee voted to ask Dean von Stade for a letter explaining in detail the reasons for the rejection. The Committee said that, although it had no immediate plans for further work toward extended parietal hours, it was not giving up hope. Dean von Stade saw little use in more work this year, LeLand added.
LeLand believed that progress had been made by broaching the subject and finding out the primary objections. The Committee felt that it would be difficult to get a reversal this year, but constructive work could be done to help next year's freshman class obtain the extension.
The freshman proposal had advocated changing the parietal rules in the yard to conform with those for the rest of the College. Though freshmen would have lost the weekday hours between 1 and 4 p.m., they would have gained time until 11 p.m. on Saturday night. The Sunday hours from 1 to 7 p.m. and weekday from 4 to 7 p.m. would have been retained.