Echoes of '58: Lights Out

Jack Barthel '58, editor | July 22, 2016

Of the 1,249 men in the Notre Dame Class of 1958, who are now at or approaching the age of 80, almost two-thirds are alive. Jack Barthel ’58 solicited reflections from the surviving members and received contributions from 90 of them. On each of the five Fridays in July, this magazine is presenting excerpts from the book he put together: Echoes of ’58: Recollections of the Notre Dame class of 1958.

I lived in Dillon Hall in Junior year and, as was the rule in the 1950’s, lights went out at midnight.

To rectify the problem, we enlisted the help of a few Electrical Engineering graduate students, and they were able to obtain the keys for the attic from the Janitor. From there we were able to drop down the electrical wires into the third floor through the medicine cabinets. Then we covered the transit windows above our room doors.

Read more at Notre Dame Magazine.

 by Daily Domer Staff

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