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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1959 - History. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/2265/show/1823.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1959 - History. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/2265/show/1823

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Title Houstonian 1959
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Title History
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript By 1943, students at the University were turning from philosophy, aesthetics, literature, and music appreciation to the more practical-for-wartime pursuits of map-making, trigonometry, radio communications and navigation. Women were trained in industrial classes to fill the jobs of men who were called into the service. At least 1,000 of the University's students, ex-students and faculty members answered the call to arms. Eighty-six of these were reported killed or missing in action. Ingenuity was necessary in the "man power shortage" war days. Senior coeds found this to be true when the senior dance was planned prior to graduation. Ninety per cent of the graduating class were girls. The boys who would ordinarily have escorted them to the dance were busy fighting a war. A date bureau was set up with girls registering in Dean of Men L. S. Mitchell's office. Information on the girls was relayed to a nearby military establishment and dates were gotten for the dance. Ingenuity of this kind was not limited to students, however. One faculty member, unperturbed by the tire situation, rode his horse to the University every day from his home four miles away. An Advisory Board of fifteen members was created for the University by the Board of Education in '43. With 1944 came an enlargement of campus acreage. The Anderson Foundation purchased 90 acres and Mr. and Mrs. Cullen purchased 50 acres to add to the campus, making the total campus size 262 acres. This is Cougar Den as it looked when it was new. show, was Varsity Varieties, an all-student talent popular with all. Above are nominees for Varsity Venus. The second girl from the left is the U. H.'s Elsa Rosborough. 13