Forbid smoking by Colby girls

Colby Bicentennial Seal 1864-1913

Nov. 12, 1924

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Two Recently Suspended After Being Caught

Special Dispatch to the Boston Globe
WATERVILLE, Me, Nov 12 [1924]-In a statement issued today relative to a recent episode, which started with the suspension of two members of the women’s division of Colby College, Miss Pauline Page of Augusta and Miss Blanche Smith of Cornish, after they had been found smoking in a room in the Dutton House, a dormitory for women, Miss Nettie M. Runnals, dean of the women’s division of Colby, said that Colby is entirely unwilling to countenance smoking among its women students. The statement by Dean Runnals follows:
“Two girls were recently sent home for smoking in one of our college residences. They are suspended-not expelled. There was nothing absolutely final announced as to the length of the suspension.”