I’m out of town for a meeting and can manage to grab just a moment to post. I offer only this, currently my top candidate for Most Dispiriting Course Title Ever:
These people were not kidding around either. Although anyone could get sent back to English 0 at any time, it turns out that everyone enrolled at Rice had to complete it by passing the legendary spelling test. This is from the February 12, 1943 Thresher:
Bonus: Big city.