1791-1941 (150th Anniversary of The Bill of Rights)
Special to the Brooklyn Eagle
Sag Harbor, Feb 20 —– Students at the Pierson High School here will goosestep from class to class tomorrow under the watchful eyes of “Storm Troopers” alert to punish the slightest infraction of the institutions “new order”
The regimentation to be imposed by Supervising Principal E. Raymond Scheible prohibits all expression of personal opinions, bars the rights of assemblage and forbids students to attend denominational religious instruction classes for which they are usually excused on Friday afternoons.
Cosmetics for girl students will be on the verboten list, with such feminine foibles as nail polish, lipstick and fancy hair-dos under the ban of the new order. Cheap cotton hose and sackcloth dresses, however, will be permitted, providing, of course that they are sufficiently unattractive.
Under the drastic regulations, teachers may demand that students take them home for lunch, the menus being provided by the hungry faculty members.
The “Dictatorship Day” program has been arranged as a climax to the celebration of Bill of Rights Week, with the purposes of giving students a practical demonstration of how little life would be worth living without the privileges guaranteed in the United States by law.
Mr. Scheible will assume the unpopular role of “Dictator” for the day, assisted by members of the faculty acting as “Storm Troopers.”
The liberties given to individuals under the Bill of Rights will be the theme of an assembly program to conclude the day of imposed bans at the school tomorrow afternoon.