· We as students thought our labs had the latest “state of the art” equipment. By today’s standards, it was very primitive … boxy hoods, “shower-no drain” stuck … Eely got wet.
· Professors, teachers, lab instructors were all willing to schedule time to give extra help to students in need of it.
· Fellow students were always willing to study together and share information.
· Yes, our class was the class that boycotted the annual senior banquet. Upon review of the planned Senior Take-Off and Parody, Dean Weaver canceled the Take-Off portion for being too racy and explicit. The class ordered pizzas and beer – and we had our own party. Tom Murry got boxed foods from the dinner banquet.
· For some students, college was a financial struggle. At the time, we paid tuition by trimester. Many times I remember being short of the total needed. The office secretary always allowed a week or so to make full payment.
· McCaw Library was a godsend for borrowing textbooks. I personally bought the required books only. It was a juggling act to check out and renew checked-out textbooks. Many times the library only had a few “in-date” versions – so an outdated version had to do.
· Probably my most embarrassing moment: During a physics final exam, we had been up all night cramming. That morning, my eyes were scratchy, but a couple cups of coffee kept them open. I opened the exam book and quickly read through the questions. I selected the questions most comfortable with higher numerical percentages of value and did them first. I remember completing between 75 percent and 80 percent. The next thing I remember was the professor standing in front of my desk. I awoke as he announced that time was up. I looked around the empty classroom and sheepishly apologized while handing him my booklet. I did pass the exam.
· No one told, but the whole class knew who was performer of the “brownie caper.”
· In Pitts’ chemistry class, instructor Annie Leeper explaining how to clean glasses, saying “You have to get them beer-glass clean.” Said wash them in cold water – when I asked if the soap wouldn’t be more soluble in warm or hot water, she looked daggers and said, “When I say wash them in cold water, I mean cold water.” I still wonder about that.
· Many know that generally I disdain “big government.” But it was nice that the state had a vested interest in pharmacists and subsidized much of the costs of tuition.
· Vat room – body parts – mysterious!
· McGuire Annex — $8 to go down fire escape. Fellow students took up collection. I went down the “silo fire escape” four floors to bottom. Landed in triumph. Professor on ground floor looked out window and said, “There go those d— freshmen again.”
· Nonstop bridge games in the dorms.
· Joe running the snack bar at dorm – reasonable prices – edible food.
· Charlie Thomas – was charged 20 cents for two slices of toast. He got mad: “We could buy a whole loaf of bread for that!”
· Pitts complained about “Willis” and hose making noise by washing cars in the alley.
· Parking always a problem – tickets always a problem.
· All the guys in love with Bertha Rolfe and Charlotte Harris, lab instructors.
· Everyone could smoke in class if they wanted, and so could professors.