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50 years ago this week in the 'Prince'

University holds Junior Prom

After a six-year dry spell, the University revitalized its tradition of an annual Junior Prom. An influx of almost 900 women – permitted to stay a full three days at the University – highlighted the event.


The women were mostly imported from Smith, Vassar, Sarah Lawrence and schools west of Princeton.

The next day's 'Prince' editorial, however, had a different take on the dance's social success: "Overzealous celebrants ripped a pay telephone off the wall in the third entry of Patton, and kicked the banister out on the top floor of the same entry. . . . Most lampposts on the campus were devoid of globes or bulbs last night."

University volunteers help boys 'readjust'

Two University students launched a community service project to "help readjust boys in the Jamesburg State Home for Boys."

The participating students spent Sundays and Tuesdays with the boys.

The home "accepts delinquent boys from eight to 16 years of age and, through its effective efforts to teach them discipline and train them in a vocation, it has become one of the best organizations of its kind in the country," according to a 'Prince' article.

Princeton Y.M.C.A. adds bridge to 'slimnastics' program

The Princeton Y.M.C.A. added the program "slimnastics" to its recreation fare for women. In addition to an emphasis on weight loss, the program will offer instruction in bridge playing and will provide lunch. According to the 'Prince,' "University wives are again urged to attend."