1910: Giddy Students are Canned

Middletown, Conn., April 29.–Fresh from triumphs along the “kerosene circuit,” a musical comedy struck Middletown to display the “shapely chorus” to townspeople and Wesleyan students.

Today three of the college’s leading lights got a year’s suspension because they burned the midnight rum omelet for three of the most shapely. Following the performance, the trio led their conquests to the “leading lobster palace.”

Having left the girls at their hotel, the students wended a devious way toward their dormitory. En route President Shanklin was encountered, discoursing to guests from the New York East Methodist conference on the good behavior of his charges.

The trio were glad to see him, and made it known that “cherries were ripe.” Suspension followed.

From the Spokane Press (Spokane, Washington), Friday, April 29, 1910.
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