“Smokin’ in the Boys Room,” the 1973 ode to cheap, naughty thrills from one-hit wonders Brownsville Station, may not have done much for Auburn students, at least when it was released. Because if you were a student at Auburn in 1973 you could still smoke in the classroom—or at least get away with smoking in the classroom—and with a dog food bowl-sized ashtray on your tiny Haley Center desk.
Photo by Larry Parker.
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Are you sure that’s a coed? Afterall, it was 1973!
In the late ’80s/early ’90s there was still a “No Smoking” sign inside the main classroom (on the western end) of Thach Hall — then a College of Business building.
I saw it and thought, “who would ever dream of smoking inside a classroom in this day & age?”
I remember going to the doctor with my mother in the early ’70s and her doctor was smoking during the visit. It was a different time.
Yea…I was there in ’73. That is one of the ash can trays lifted from a “butt and trash” recepticle that the school had in each classroom and in the hallways. I suppose those are gone now, as is the indoor smoking…and that’s a good thing.
Mary Paige Rose says
I was one of those…we smoked everywhere back then!