The Co-ed’s Blind Date Chart, 1934

It came out of a co-ed’s scrapbook and seems, happily, pretty mild:

Dorothy Weiser 1934 Coed's Blind date chart

I can’t vouch for the accuracy of most of it but it only took a little bit of poking around to find a few pictures of some of these lads. Here are the two tennis co-captains in 1934, Fred Alter and Wilbur Hess:

Fred Alter Wilbur Hess May 1934 cocaptains

But what really got my attention was the caption for Doc Metzler: “An apple a day keeps—but who’d want an apple in this case?” Here he is on the right, with “ladies’ man” Harry Fouke at left:

Dorothy Weiser Harry Fouke and Doc Metzler c1935

Uh, yes. Definitely a hottie, although it looks like he might have been aware of that.

A lot of the other names on the list are quite familiar to me. Here’s a post about Wilson Higginbotham and oddly enough Frank Dill’s name was mentioned in the archives just this morning.

Bonus: This might be the last vestige of the Shepherd School’s sojourn in Sewall Hall. It’s in the sub-basement, otherwise (preposterously) known as the first floor.

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3 Responses to The Co-ed’s Blind Date Chart, 1934

  1. Richard Schafer says:

    Interesting to speculate on the source of that page. That’s a published list from somewhere. From the Thresher?

  2. I wonder if it was printed to be a humorous souvenir of a dance or similar social function by one of the literary societies?

  3. marmer01 says:

    Yesterday I had my first visit to the archives. I went with a friend who was donating some architectural drawings and I was there when we found one by Frank Dill. Got to see Melissa in her natural habitat. OK. So, the name Wenger is familiar to all musicians. It’s a Minnesota company that has become a leader in manufacturing musical equipment — stands, chairs, carts, racks, cabinets, you name it. Any band hall or choir room in America is going to be full of Wenger stuff. One of their pioneering products was a Sound Module which allowed (somewhat) soundproof subdivision of a larger space into practice or teaching space. In the pre-Alice Pratt Brown Hall days, the Shepherd School had a bunch of them on the first floor of Sewall and in the basement of Herman Brown. Most of them were disassembled, stored for a while at the Track Stadium, and later discarded. A couple wound up at FE&P to be used as supervisor offices in the maintenance craft shops. And this one, which I didn’t know about. Probably the Dean of Social Sciences asked the Dean of Music for it when we moved out. We actually moved out of Sewall a couple of years before Alice Pratt Brown Hall was built — we were on the fifth floor of Fondren with staff and some faculty offices around the edge of the floor with magazine stacks in between.

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