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Mens' Student Government Begins, 1927: Home

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New Era Seen As Men's Student Government Makes Debut

Old System of "Laissez Faire" In Boys Dorm Will Be Replaced By One of Intelligent, Cooperative Regulation

Plan Formulated And Adopted By Men Themselves Heralded By Friends As Real Necessity On Main Hall -- Tentative Code Is Ready For Ratification -- Idea Apparently Popular and Practical -- Rules Simple But Sound -- Student Senate Elected By Men To Exercise Executive Direction -- Fassnacht, Morris, Heisley and Gunther Chosen To Take Gubernatorial Control.

Men's Student Government became a reality last Thursday morning, when the men of Albright met and adopted tentative rules, regulations and proceedings for the residents of Main Building.

The plan had been tried years ago but due to a flaw in the personnel of the governing body it was discontinued. Recently the conditions in the men's dorm demanded that steps be taken to remedy the situation and student government was offered as a plan to better the existing status.

Since the idea of student government was suggested several weeks ago there has been a great deal of discussion and several meetings of the men held to debate the subject. Nothing definite seemed to come until the Student Tribunal took the matter up and presented a set of tentative rules to the men last week, after the chapel hour.

Conditions in Main Hall had come to a deplorable state. The halls and some rooms were pitiable sights, and were far from being the sort that should breed a good cultural atmosphere. During meeting and sessions in the chapel noises often compelled the speaker to stop till the rumpus was over. Late at night and early in the morning the sleepers and those who were trying to study were surrounded with noise equal to those in a boiler factory. Freshmen and Sophomores and even Juniors and Seniors were murdering the rules and customs of our Alma Mater, but with the new action taken by the Albright men the status quo will be reversed. 

The rules and regulations which were adopted tentatively last Thursday, are as follows;

There shall be a senate consisting of the following, to be nominated by the classes and elected by the student body--4 Seniors, 3 Juniors, 2 Sophomores, and 1 Freshman.

The President shall be a Senior, and shall be elected by the student body, the vice-president shall be a Junior, and elected in the same way, the secretary shall be elected the same way, and the treasurer from any of the classes.

All committees shall be appointed by the president.

RULE ONE--All class rules and customs shall be under the jurisdiction of the body.

RULE TWO--Section one--All rooms must be kept in a presentable condition. This matter will be in charge of a committee of inspection.

Section two--No litter of any sort shall be put in the halls or on the campus.

Section three--The dormitory shall be reasonably quiet during chapel, all events held in the chapel, and after ten-thirty o'clock in the evening.

Section four--The Senate shall govern the general conduct of the dormitory students.

Last Monday during the noon hour the men met and elected the candidates nominated by the classes for membership in the Senate. The election resulted in the selection of the following:

  • Hartwell Fassnacht
  • Adam Bordner
  • Henry Gasull
  • Homer Heisley
  • Glenn Morris
  • Harold Frock
  • James Koller
  • Albert Clemens
  • Carl Gunther
  • Harry Houseal


  • Fassnacht will be the President
  • Morris, the Vice-president
  • Gunther, the Secretary
  • Heisley, the Treasurer




Source: The Albright Bulletin, March 4, 1927