“Something must be done!”, 1946

The Blue Danube was an ironic name, of course. Harris Bayou, although it could become a pretty significant body of water after a big rain, was never remotely a river. But what I hadn’t really considered before I ran across this in the Thresher was that by 1946 there was nothing blue or fresh about it. The cartoon was on the front page:

And this editorial was inside. It sounds, honestly, just ghastly and for once I’d have to say that the students actually had a legitimate complaint, but it wasn’t until 1949 that significant remedial action was taken:

Bonus: It didn’t always look so hot in 1913 either.

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2 Responses to “Something must be done!”, 1946

  1. Michael Bludworth says:

    Wow! Great pic of the Bayou! Today it could have been a real asset! Thank you!

  2. grungy1973 says:

    That is a great photo.
    William Rice’s marsh indeed.

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