The Ohio Alumnus, Vol. 8: February 1931 (Classic Reprint) By Clark E Williams

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    You may think that we lived in the dark ages when I tell you that we had no electric light, not even gas, no furnaces, no telephones nor radios, no automobiles nor movies. But in spite of all this we were a happy lot of students, striving for an education; many were work ing their way through college, and many have proven to be not only useful but even noted citizens. I remember one of our most popular students, who took the high est honors of his class, telling me that he came to college with very little money and that his first job was caring for a cow, and as he had never milked a cow before he' hadto hire a little colored boy to teach him.

    We had no athletics and the equipment in every department was very meager, for those were the days when Ohio University was fighting for her life and recognition from the state. Now you are reaping the results of that fight which lasted for a long time.

    We led a more simple life than the stu' dents of today. Athens was a very small town, and the woods and hills were all about us; so we had our walks and picnics in the woods which at that time extended from the river to the Hospital grounds, and also up through Carpenter's peach orf chard to the big rocks on the North hill. Judge of my dismay, when on a recent visit to Athens, I found the rocks, which were carved with the names of many students of former years, no longer big, and enclosed in the front yard of a residence, so that I was obliged to ask permission to visit them.

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