Rules for Students
These rules were found in an old file cabinet from the Weather Observation School at Chanute Air Force Base (Rantoul, Illinois).....
Have times changed? This note was for the base's first group of weather students in the early 1900s.
- Students each day will fill lamps, clean chimneys and trim wicks. Wash windows once a week.
- Each student will bring a bucket of water and a scuttle of coal for the day's classes.
- Make your pens carefully. You may not whittle nibs to your individual taste. Follow pen trimmings S.O.P. #4.
- Male students will be given an evening off each week for courting purposes, or two evenings a week if they go regularly to church. There will be no inter-class courting during school hours.
- After 13 hours of labor in the classroom, the student should spend the remaining time reading the Bible and other good books.
- Every student should lay aside each payday a goodly sum of his earnings for his benefit during his declining years so he will not become a burden on society.
- Any student who smokes Spanish cigars, uses liquor in any form, or frequents pool and public halls, or gets shaves in a barber shop, gives good reason for us to suspect his worth, intentions, integrity, and honesty.
- The student who has performed his studies faithfully and without fault for the year will be given increases of five cents per day in his pay, providing Congress increases budget.
- Neckgear may be loosened when temperature in classroom exceeds 90 degrees.