November 28, 1942
The president of the senior class, Mary Sublett ’43, announced that the class had voted not to hold the traditional senior prom in the spring. “The members of the class,” she said, “believe that the expense and travel entailed by the dance would not be justified in wartime. Moreover, they realize that many of the men they would want to invite would be unable to attend because they are now in military service.”
The sophomore class voted not to buy class rings. Instead they bought war bonds, which, class president Dorothy Hardin ’45 observed, might purchase class rings when they were redeemed after the war.