I ran across a small item on student drinking and alcohol sales in the 1938 Davis Enterprise that prompts a number of observations and questions.
The item, reproduced here, concerns two students allegedly purchasing too-strong beer from a retailer in Davis and Dean Knowles Ryerson complaining to the Chamber of Commerce directors about it.
First, the implied alcohol consumption scene in Davis is certainly light years away from Davis today. A mere two students make a “brawl” and get themselves dismissed from the college. Talk about “things have changed.”
Second, drunken behavior among students was an on-going reason for dismissal? What would we do for students if we applied that standard today?