April Fool stories

Three stories from 'April Fool' editions of The Campus Chat student newspaper.

April 1, 1937

Knitting Team Will Replace Eagle Thinly-Clads

Track stars and twins Elmer and Delmer Brown and Blaine and Wayne Rideout (who would set a world record in the mile and seven-eighths relay in 1938), with track coach Choc Sportsman, 1937 YuccaA new knitting team, coached by Miss Mary Bert McCoffee, is to replace the Eagle track team, according to an announcement by Dr. Barold Henholtz, new athletic director. "Aw, geez!" was the unanimous comment of members of the track team. "Track is no fun anymore. We've beaten everybody in Texas and Illinois, why not let's do something exciting like knitting?"

 

April 6, 1939

Renamed The Wampus Cat for this issue

Club Vanishes

Martial Law Declared

Math Club members, 1939 YuccaLocal police, boy scouts, C.C.C. workers and the National Guard are frantically seeking any trace of the lost Math Club which disappeared last night. The club composed of thirty-three members met at its usual place at 7:30 but when the janitor went to close the building at 10:30 there was no sign of the club or its members. … The only clue found was some unfinished problems. As far as experts have been able to discover, the members seemed to be working on the problem of the fourth dimension.

 

March 28, 1941

Renamed The Slander Standard for this issue

Debaters Finally Win Tourney; Cider Weeps

Award-winning debaters Carroll Ellis and Jack Robbins, coached by Bullock Hyder, 1941 YuccaArguing on the question, "Resolved: That the Registrar's Office Should Pass Out Gin Instead of Grades at the End of the Semester," Fuller Cider's blue-bearded debaters, Carousal Trellis and Hack Soppins, brought home the tin cup for winning first place at the annual Arguers' Forensic at Krum yesterday. More than 2,000 universities and kindergartens from all over the United States were represented at the free-for-all.

 

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