CORNELL PROCTOR: Undergraduate Drinking Waning

According to the Cornell Sun, it is the opinion of the proctor, Lieutenant Theodore Twesten, that”drinking among undergraduates is on the decrease,”  because “undergraduates are coming to realize that they do not come to the University for a good time only,” and “[t]hey recognize that an undergraduate in an intoxicated condition is a disgrace to the University.” He also credited “moving picture shows” for a positive influence:  “When an undergraduate goes down town for the evening, he will generally take in one or two of the ‘movies’ thus spending the time that he might have spent in a saloon.”

One sees this as a hopeful sign for the best and the brightest of our young people, in marked contrast to the dismay expressed by the morally superior Yale professor Irving Fisher, who has recently stated:  “Every college man . . . drinks too much.”

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