I had a few minutes this afternoon to look through the 1939 and 1940 issues of the Rice Owl, the humor magazine that evolved into a predecessor of the Sallyport. I couldn’t find the results from the men’s poll–they may not have been published or they may have been in an issue that isn’t in our collection. (There are only a couple of these, all from 1939.) However, I did find an article in the October 1940 issue about the results of a poll of Rice women that asked roughly the same questions. It’s interesting enough for me to post the whole thing here. As usual, click to enlarge. (And no, I don’t know why the middle one is already bigger. That’s not my department.)
Bonus: As I was reading these magazines, I found myself staring at the cigarette ads. In particular, the Old Gold cigarette ads. I suppose I shouldn’t have been so surprised by this, but I was. Yikes! They are an eyeful. Here’s one that gets my point across without being too obscene for a family blog. If you want to see the ones I rejected, you’re on your own.