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Special Requirements for Students in the Dormitory

Special Requirements for Students in the Dormitory
It's hard to imagine a time when Victrolas, radios, and electric irons were banned in student housing, but here's the evidence!

Although my copy doesn't bear any indication of its origin, these dormitory rules were apparently used at some time in the past at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., according to an article, "It's After Midnight--Turn Down The Victrola!", by J. L. Garner, that originally appeared in the April 16, 2001, issue of The College Reporter, an "independent student newspaper."

Special Requirements for Students in the Dormitory
1. No student is allowed to have in his room animal pets of any kind, Victrola, radio, or electric iron.
2. Students must observe the regulation restricting unnecessary noise during the study period.
3. Students must not drive tacks or nails or use paste on the walls or woodwork of rooms and must not put up curtains at windows. Use picture rail hooks.
4. Observe good care of the dormitory with all its furnishings, and avoid clogging drains in lavatories.
5. Do not place lighted matches, cigars, or cigarettes on the furniture, as it is readily damaged. Use an ash tray.
6. Trunks ought to be stored in trunk room provided for the purpose.
7. Women are not allowed in the dormitory under any circumstances.
8. Students who are guilty of ungentlemanly conduct or disorder may be summarily removed and will be required to forfeit the room in the dormitory.
9. Students are not allowed to keep anything for sale in a dormitory room.

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