“Disorder prevention,” 1963

One of the contrasts that never fails to entertain is the one between undergraduate hijinks and the serious discussion thereof by senior administrators. This one is a classic, with the Committee on Outdoor Sports handing down their verdict on Sammy regulations:

Some of these guys would have passed out if they’d seen the MOB.

Bonus: As you can well see, the correspondence is addressed to Doug Harlan ’64.  Thinking about it for a few moments I realized I have the perfect image for this post. It was taken in 1961, when Harlan was a freshman. I believe that’s him, second from left.

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6 Responses to “Disorder prevention,” 1963

  1. almadenmike says:

    For those who didn’t know Doug Harlan, here’s a link to his 2008 obituary (https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/sanantonio/name/doug-harlan-obituary?id=24905432) and a tribute in Texas Monthly by his friend and fellow Rice alum, Paul Burka (https://www.texasmonthly.com/burka-blog/douglas-harlan-rip/)

  2. Bill Peebles, Hanszen '70 says:

    The photo is a reminder of freshman year “owl bowing” during football games.

  3. Speaking of pranks, do you have anything on the time Willy’s statue was turned around? or the weather balloon with the magnesium flare underneath? Both stories I remember hearing, but have not documentation thereof.

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