And don’t fence me out, for that matter.
Pictured above is Fence Club, one of Yale’s most exclusive, here in all its Old Boys’ Club glory/infamy in 1960. When the club closed in 1973, the Palm Beach Daily News wrote the following, highlighting one of the eternal truths when it comes to exclusivity.
Still going strong on campus are eight to nine secret societies, depending on whether St. Anthony’s is counted as a fraternity or a secret society. Housed in windowless “tombs” and with a total of about 150 members, they are the kind of institutions most students criticize but few turn down if they are tapped because of both the abstract honor and the concrete business entree that membership represents.
The club has been revived in a less exclusive form, and presently thrives. — CC