By Nancy Bartosek
the editorial pages of the TCU Daily Skiff:
"It is often charged by the public-at-large
that the coed's sole purpose in entering college is to catch herself a
husband. So what? The country would probably be a lot better off if other
women of the nation would go to as much trouble and give as much planning
and before-hand thought to the husband-picking process. Such an objective
method of choosing suggests a native intelligence in these girls.
"Respect should be due of the
coed who admits husband-seeking as her collegiate purpose. However, the
confession is impractical today because it is too honest for society and
college officials to swallow as being sufficient reason for enrollment.
"Nevertheless, where better a place
than a college to pick one's spouse?"
Want to guess what year this was published?
The war would end that year, but the country was still deeply affected
by it. In fact, the size of the yearbook, which shows a profusion of Navy-garbed
fellows, was curtailed because of the second world war.
That year -- 1945 -- the staff of the TCU
Daily Skiff shows strong female representation: Women led the paper
as editor and business manager and outnumbered the men on staff.
This picture comes courtesy of the 1945
Horned Frog yearbook. The caption, featuring freshman James Paul Cooper,
read: Five reasons why the Freshmen Follies was a success -- eh, Cooper?