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Down the Corridor


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75 years ago
The Eagles defeated Oklahoma Baptist University 46-26 in basketball. … The Fritz Leiber Co. made an appearance at the auditorium, performing The Merchant of Venice and The Taming of the Shrew. … President R.L. Marquis gave a talk about flu prevention to students. … Comanche resident S.P. Smith sent the college museum 85 pieces of Confederate money. … The Denton Bus Line offered rides for 5 cents. … A record 103 students graduated from the long semester in March 1929. Commencement speaker J.Q. Dealey talked about Plato's opposition to democracy.

50 years ago
The North Texas basketball team defeated Wayland College of Plainview 73-62 in the Men's Gym. … A 20 percent discount was made for student moviegoers at two theaters in town. The special price reduction made Denton the first Texas city to have student rates. … Bill Dunklin, Sigma Nu's nominee, "out-uglied" nine other candidates to win the Ugliest Man on Campus contest sponsored by the Women's Forum. … Classes were dismissed early for the North Texas Relays. The day began with a morning assembly featuring 'Fessor Floyd Graham as emcee and Bill Moyers as marshal.

25 years ago
Bill and Ann Buntain were wed at the Alumni Center, formerly the President's House. They were the first couple to use the facility for such an occasion. … Nobel Laureate George Wald spoke at a North Texas biology seminar on the threat of nuclear weapons. … The Board of Regents discussed the idea of a mandatory attendance policy. … KNTU began offering 24-hour weekend musical programming.

10 years ago
North Texas took a step toward Division I-A status for its football program with a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of Fouts Field. … Chancellor Alfred F. Hurley approved construction of a student services building to be built on the site of the old swimming pool (today's Eagle Student Services Center). … Students were required to teleregister for classes, making UNT one of only four Texas schools to do all of its registration by telephone. Teleregistration had previously been available only during early registration.





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