|www.corpun.com : Archive : Up to 1975 : US Schools Sep 1919|
The Evening Missourian, Columbia, Missouri, 12 September 1919, p.2
Engineers Use the Paddle
Three Students Run Gauntlet for Violating Campus Rules.
Students of the School of Engineering started their 1919-20 campaign against violators of campus rules at noon today when nearly two hundred men, armed with paddles, formed a circle around the Columns and forced three students to run the gauntlet.
Robert Edmonston, a senior in the School of Business and Public Administration, was the first to feel the sting of the paddles. Walking across the campus was his offense.
Charles Erbs and Frank Mefford, both freshmen in the School of
Engineering, were the other victims. Erbs was paddled for
trespassing on the campus, while Mefford committed a graver
offense by walking across the mounds.
The Evening Missourian, Columbia, Missouri, 24 September 1919, p.1
Journalists Favor Engineers
Vote to Continue Paddling for Walking Across the Campus.
A vote to uphold one old tradition at least was registered by
the School of Journalism at a student mass meeting last night.
The question submitted to the students who met in Switzler Hall
was whether or not the Engineers should continue to guard the
West Campus and to punish those who walked across the greensward.
Considering it as a matter of destroying or letting stand one of
the old traditions of the University, the journalists voted 33 to
12 in favor of the Engineers, two men voting to allow all
University janitors to take part in the paddling.
The Evening Missourian, Columbia, Missouri, 25 September 1919, p.6
Lawyers Favor Paddling Plan
Meeting Last Night Decides to Limit Size of Paddles.
Students in the School of Law had a mass meeting Wednesday night at which the question of paddling was taken up and thoroughly discussed in accordance with the request of the Student Senate. One hundred out of the 175 students registered in the School of Law were present and voted to keep up traditions, with some reservations.
They decided that the sizes of the paddles used in punishing
offenders should be limited, that freshmen should not be allowed
to take part and that the juniors and sophomores should act as
THE ARCHIVE index
About this website
www.corpun.com Main menu page