Goodhue Daylight Savings Time
Goodhue Daylight Savings Time (GDST) was a time zone created by residents of Goodhue Hall in the spring of 1964. As the Minnesota Legislature debated the wisdom, practicality, and morality of Daylight Savings Time (DST), residents of Goodhue joined most of the rest of the country by going GDST. All residents were urged to use the new daylight savings time.
Neither the dining hall manager nor Clarence Skaar, the director of the Carleton Food Service, was very flexible or had a sense of humor about student pranks. Whenever residents set the dining hall clock to GDST, it was reset to CST. Signs posted above the clock indicating GDST were removed. A hand-written sign was posted on the dining hall door forbidding anyone from resetting the clock. This notice was viewed by many as a challenge and perpetuated the ongoing spring term efforts to create a small, new time zone.
The advantages of the change included the fact that 8:00 AM classes began at 9:00 AM and that women's hours extended until 11:30 PM on weekdays and 1:00 AM weekends. A disadvantage was confusion caused by functioning in a time zone different from the rest of campus.