1912: Wesleyan Freshmen Boxed on Ears by Angry Chorus Girls

(Special Dispatch to the Inter Ocean)

Middletown, Conn., Jan. 13.–“Seven Wesleyan freshmen received the surprise of their lives this afternoon when their ears were soundly boxed by five members of the pony ballet in a musical comedy company, appearing at the local opera house this week.

The company had been repeatedly annoyed by the students, but the climax came this afternoon, a holiday at the college. As the ballet girls left the stage to run through the audience as part of their business, the seven student held them up for kisses.

One of the girls quickly dealt a resounding smack, but not of the sort expected. Her four companions followed suit, and the dazed students got away as best they could. The affair has caused a sensation at the college.”– From The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Ill.), Jan. 14, 1912.

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