In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a speaker urges students to refuse to support war in their jobs, a senior’s mustache is admired, and more.
May 8, 1964—The Committee on Student Life votes to recommend to the Board of Trustees that mandatory chapel attendance (known as the “chapel rule”) be abolished for Princeton students.
May 9, 1892—The Library has received a complete set of the New York Weekly Herald (124 volumes) from G. T. Agnew, Esq. Its estimated value is $1,000 (about $33,000 in 2023 dollars).
May 11, 1934—Winafred Chapell of the League Against War and Fascism speaks to students in Whig Hall. Chapell, who is also affiliated with the Methodist Society for Social Service, suggests that religious young people can effect change by refusing to work in the “industrial machine for war purposes.” Her talk is sponsored by Princeton’s new Anti-War Society.
May 13, 1869—At the Class of 1869’s Class Day, Frank Emanuel Baltzell is given a prize for the best moustache among the seniors.
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