Some things are long gone, like it or not. Like hazing new members of the Letterman's Club, or a Roman Fiesta to celebrate the conclusion of the Latin year of study.
At left, Doug Fallgatter is wearing gloves, tie, and beanie, the latter without a propeller on top as he is initiated into the Letterman's Club. It is doubtful that any schools would allow this ritual anymore, especially with the bullying connotation that goes along with it, but in our day it was routine.
Doug, of course, is owner of the family grocery store in Northwood these days, though he probably wouldn't be dressed like this on a normal day at work.
|Doris Johnson and "Neptune"|
|Keith Helgeland and Mary Hanson|
I honestly don't recall much about the committee process or who handled what, but recall wearing a sheet for a toga (we were ahead of our time - not even Belushi knew about this yet) and eating somewhat unusual food that was, I suppose normal Roman cuisine. And as a sophomore it was kind of nice to order the freshmen around, another tradition that probably wouldn't be allowed today.
Sorry I can't name all the folks in these photos, but perhaps some of you can. Just let us know.