In the 1930s, Calls for Less Alcohol and More Good Grammar

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1946 Crimson

Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.

June 6, 1919: Many Universities Adopt Sweeping Changes in Entrance Requirements

"Citizenship first; scholarship and culture second" appears to be the new slogan of most American colleges and universities in their post war reconstruction. Broad and sweeping changes in the entrance requirements and in the curricula is the form which this new movement has taken. In some cases both Greek and Latin have been abolished as entrance requirements.

June 4, 1930: Crimson's Liquor Report Used To Refute Polling

The complete report on The Crimson's recent intercollegiate prohibition poll has been introduced into the Congressional Record by Mrs. Mary T. Norton, New Jersey representative, as refutation of evidence recently presented before the House Judiciary Committee by Dr. Polling of the Penny Foundation and Christian Endeavor of New York. Dr. Polling cited figures to show that drinking in the colleges is neither general nor on the increase.

The Crimson's report, including polls taken at 22 colleges, analyses the figures and gives evidence to show that more than 60 percent of American undergraduates drink at one time or another.

June 5, 1939: Committee Looks for Better Grammar in Written Exams

In a detailed 27-page report to the Faculty, the Committee on the Uses of English, headed by J. D. M. Ford, Smith Professor of French and Spanish, urges greater effort on the part of instructors to curb the use of poor English on examinations which the Committee feels in very prevalent.

June 3, 1968: Miss Helen Keller '04, Age 87, Dies in Sleep

Helen Keller '04, perhaps Radcliffe's most renowned alumna, died in her sleep Saturday afternoon at her home in Westport, Conn. She was 87.

Blind and deaf after a sudden illness at the age of 19 months, she later became, with the help of her childhood teacher and longtime companion Anne Sullivan, the first person with these handicaps to acquire normal living and language skills.

June 4, 1971: Harvard Gambler Attacks Belmont Stakes

Lawrence All-unit Darby of Poolesvilie, Md., announced last night when contacted by The Crimson, "Canonero II will have great difficulty winning the Triple Crown, if he wins at all." His opinion is of some interest.

Mr. Darby, formerly of Eliot House and a member of the Class of 1968, is currently enrolled in his last year at Harvard Business School. He will not, however, be looking forward to a conventional business career. His business will be betting on horse races, a pursuit that has become increasingly more profitable for him over the last several years.

Compiled by Julie M. Zauzmer