"Please keep your shaggy hair and beard out of the moving parts of the machinery. Thank you."
Some east Alabama man had to grumble that every term these days, it seemed. "They oughta just make signs," he sighed. Hippies. Who can understand them?
This is in a section called Down to Basics where the writers put themselves in the mind of the students grumbling about classes, 8 a.m. classes, notes in classes and classes they don't like. They also wonder aloud when it will end before finding out that auld lang syne is really a depressing song and they'd like to stay in college, as hippies, forever.
Dig those crazy patch cords. That's a dynograph recorder, meant to study all of the biorhythms your body can muster. That looks like a substantial mount, but the technology is changing quickly. Within a year or two doctors were rolling those things around.
He's testing the rate of aggression of facial follicles.