“One of the most scandalous outrages of the current year,” circa 1933

I’m fairly sure lots of people drank beer off campus but these guys got busted:

I haven’t been able to find out whether they were allowed back in the dorms but I’d bet you  they weren’t. It sounds crazy to us these days but with some gradual loosening over time this kind of rigid regulation went on for decades.

I don’t know about you guys but to me Lauterbach looks old enough to be trusted with a beer:

Bonus: I can’t resist pointing out that the Dean at the time would have been Harry Weiser, last seen here at the Colloid Chemists Convention in Chicago, 1946.

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5 Responses to “One of the most scandalous outrages of the current year,” circa 1933

  1. Matthew Noall says:

    From the wording I wonder if they had brought the demon brew back to the dorm and drank it there if that would have been acceptable. Crazy man.

  2. Jim Walzel '59 says:

    I have not fact checked this, but I am reminded of this story. I have a Houston lawyer friend, Vic Driscoll who told me this story. His father was quarterback of the 1932 owls. They played LSU in the opening game. Huey Long had bought the best players he could buy for the LSU team. They came over to Houston and were beaten by Rice! Go Owls!

  3. Galloway Hudson. Wiess '60 says:

    I don’t see a date on the newspaper article. Those guys may have been breaking the law.
    “The Eighteenth Amendment was repealed on December 5, 1933, with ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

  4. marmer01 says:

    Yeah, and they might have been underage, too. But I bet the legal thing was more of an issue.

  5. Bill LeFebvre '83 says:

    If the administration had done that during the early 80s, the colleges would have been nearly empty.

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