When college authorities decreed that Margarette Torbert ’39 could not leave campus before 3:30 pm to attend her coming-out party at the Country Club in Brookline, MA, she and two classmates, Denise Hyde ’39 and Alice Howe ’39, flew from Poughkeepsie to Boston in a chartered plane.  The pilot reported that the students’ flying début “was uneventful, although…threatening clouds had bothered him at the outstart.”    The New York Times