Cedar Rapids Coe College Cosmos

October 18, 1950

Issue date: Wednesday, October 18, 1950
Pages available: 6
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Pages 1 - 6 of the Cedar Rapids Coe College Cosmos October 18, 1950.

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Coe College Cosmos, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1950, Cedar Rapids, Iowa PAGE FOUR WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 1VH Cosmos Seeks Goes Most Beautiful Coed Board of 6 Picks Girl For Contest Who is the most beautiful coed on the Coe That will be the question con- fronting a board of six male stu- dents this week as it meets to pick this college's candidate for Es- quire magazine's 1931 Es- quire Calendar contest. The Coe contest is being sponsored by The Cosmos. Presidents of Coe's four Independent Men's organiza- tion and the student council will pon- der over the 204 brunettes and redheads enrolled at the and from them choose the girl whose .picture will Coe beauty. represent the ultimate in The Cosmos and more than 300 other college newspapers across the will then send pictures of America's loveliest college girls to Es- quire magazine for judging by nine 'television and screen stars. No Election Such gentlemen of renown as Bing Kay Milton Eddie Horace Fred Al Rudy Vallee and Ralph Edwards will from all entries. select the finalist No election is being held to pick Coe's both because of the lack of time to organize a campaign and the coinciding of this contest with the election of the Coe Home- coming queen. The Coe board of beauty experts has been given a free hand in the method of selecting the most beauti- ful girl on campus. After its deci- sion is The Cosmos will submit two photographs of the one showing her in formal clothes and the other in sports the na- tional judges. Screen Test The national finalist will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York a screen test by Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer appearances on net- work radio and television and national publicity via the television and magazines. Her picture will also be printed in Esquire magazine. In the editors of the pa- per sponsoring the national finalist will be given an all-expense trip to meet the editors of Esquire magazine. Coe's six judges will be Dick Set- president of the student George president of Delta Phi Martin president of Lambda Chi Vic president of Chi Beta Jack president of Tau Kappa and Emerson president of Esquire organ- ization. During the next several days these beauty experts will be taking special notice of campus prior to their secret session to decide upon Coe's official entry. The Cosmos will reveal the judges' decision in two weeks. Pictures of can- didates must be in the mail by Oct. 31. The Symbol of 59-Year at Stake Saturday By Roberta White The outcome or Saturday- Home- coming game with Cornell will deter- mine which of the two schools will get the bronze-plated now a symbol of the buried hatchet between the traditional rivals. The presented to Cornell in 1946 when the Rams carried off grid honors from Coe's home was in- tended to do away with the smearing of paint on buildings of both cam- puses during the height of football rivalry. The bucket goes to the win- ner of the annual and Cornell has kept it since 1946. Rivals Since 1891 The two schools have been bitter rivals since the football series started back in days of the flying wedge and coonskin coats. Uniforms were somewhat different with their tightly-laced jackets made of canvas. The players wore no pad- ding or but they let their hair grow to protect their heads and ears. The scene of the first contest was a with a creek running along the 50-yard line. As the record now Coe has won 25 and tied four games out of a total of 57 games. At one time there were conflicting sets of representatives from both schools met and drafted an official record. The rivalry rtached its climax in I of rival campuses f 40 Coe men ilie was all O invaded the Mt. Vernon campus in an effort to paint signs on sidewalks as Cornellians had been doing at Coe a few nights before. But before the Kohawks could they found themselves in a fist battle and their cars daubed up with their own am- munition. The following night at Cornell's homecoming Coe men threw a bomb'' into the which all but broke up the party. Coe men were outnumbered again in the ensuing but this time the bedraggled losers came home with the they had pilfered out of Cor- nell's campus sign. A half-way conciliation followed these fierce although neither school actually promised to give up me fight. Papers Waged War The next few years were only fairly peaceful. Aside from the a verbal battle was waged through per- sonal editorials and by the sports editors of the two college pa- pers. By 1939 the contests had subsided to fruit though in 1940 build ings on both campuses were still be- ing defaced by painted signs. Pre game skirmishes had been forestalled by the deans of both schools. After the traditional iroken the Coe was rightfully entitled to the coveted paint-bucket rophy. But Coe student officials re- used deciding they would rather win it back in a game. This year both Coe and Cornell will not with Frosh-Soph Pushball Has Bloody History By Harold Lagentrom I during World War I and must have Friday afternoon the freshmen and made the battle in Europe seem like a sophomore gentlemen will push a big j minor skirmish. A huge ball ball gendy to and fro on the women's athletic field. If the win they will be allowed to remove their beanies for all time. But if the big L...J .-M Last year's contestants will probably bristle at the mention of the word but the annual tussle between the two classes has toned down to child's play. You think we're kid- On Old Main Roof Back in the early part of the cen- tury the frosh-soph scrap was held on the roof of Main the object be- ing to capture a flag from the top of a pole. Dr. Charles for whom the new social science building is was instrumental in stopping this somewhat dangerous procedure. was station war was the next test of superiority and that con- A tug o inter-class tinued until one John Paul now a member of the faculty at South Da- kota State came as close to being drowned as he ever wants to be. It seems the freshmen stood on one side of a pond and the sophomores on the other. The object of the game was to give one's opponents a bath by pulling them into the drink. Apparently Jones not yet be- gun to when he was plunged into the briny deep. Several hours later he was revived and the tug o' war died an early death. Pushball Idea Next Then came the idea for a pushball contest. The first of these was held blown up at a downtown gas and pushed to the scene of action by several industrious freshmen. From available it mat tne contest was held pretty much on the principles of a Pier 6 brawl. Four quarters constituted a game and one point was awarded each time a team succeeded in push- ing the ball across its opponent's goal line. The only as far as we can is that clubs and blackjacks were not ac- cepted as legal props. Back in the the day of the pushball contest was one of general celebration. School was recessed for the day and picnics were held by the classes. The of the 1914 clash says that than 1500 per- including students and towns- witnessed the A word to Don't wear good clothes to Friday's little parry. Two or three persons emerged unscathed from last year's gory en- but frosh shouldn't count on coming out of the massacre fully clothed. outlawed on me Huge Fires Marked 1st Pep Rallies the oil tiitr gooa g owship the next year was the myster- ous appearance of Equipped with a new victory n large black letters across the Coe j donated by the class of 1913 gym steps Cornell representa. rccord.breakin enrollment ives then felt that since Cornell had 341 students and zippy yell lead- in Homecoming Is Only Beginning Of Social Whirl However crowded the Homecoming week end may it is only the open- ing gun of a full semester of Banquets and and a glance at the social calendar discloses this week. The social whirl will start with the Alpine club meeting Oct. to plan its third trip of the semester. Alpiners are usually off campus every week end the football team plays away. Alpha Xi Delta dance for Oct. 27. plans its pledge Coe sponsored its first Homecoming week end in the year 1913. The 300 returning alums were en- tertained at a a mass meet- which today would be known as j pep class reunions and three football one of which pitted the home team against the annual rival. Tuition Only Coe's band made its initial appear- ance for the occasion. In laui when Coe had no the chipped in and hired the National Guard band which played all day for one dollar a man and tickets for the football band might seem but in those The fee for the pretty reasonable days Coe's tuition Marquis Court 26 Couples and 7 Kids By Anita Becker Three one assorted a skunk and a horse increase the population this year in Marquis Coe's housing unit for married students. Out of the 1950 census of 26 12 are newly-weds arid only five have lived in quonset row before. Business must have picked up in the marriage license for this is a new Coe record for ac- cording to the business office. Four of the couples have a total of seven including a set of and two girls. Coffee Hours Gone Unlike years a majority of the wives are either working or going to school. Coffee a good old Marquis Court custom in previous have been virtually eliminated. After much painting and moving of quonset-dwellers have final- ly settled themselves for the winter. bridge and canasta plus entertaining their less fortunate single will fill the long winter eve- nings for the old married folks. Phone Booth Traffic The Marquis Court telephone one telephone for 59 is sit- uated in a lone booth outside in a lo- cation supposedly convenient to every- one. since the telephone isn't used as those in Greene and Voorhees are for making dates say nothing of making the dif- ficulty isn't too great. Despite such inconveniences as train smoke smudging the family washing and the engine waking up the chil- these quonset residents seem to be thriving quite happily. at tiful. is proof that life can be beau- Fate of All Coe Homecoming RAIN Rain the unpredictable has drenched Coe's Homecoming pa- rades for the last three years. Scantily-clad coeds i n chilling drizzles amidst streaked and faded floats have been the usual sight greet- ing returning alumni. The pageantry of it would should best be observed in a sou'wester at Coe. Homecoming parades first made their appearance on Coe campus in 1919 following World War I. In years gone by there have been 40 or- ganizations striving for float honors in either the most beautiful or most bur- lesque category. Last in the typical torrential Kappa Delta won the tro- phy for the most beautiful float and Lambda Chi Alpha took the honors for the novelty float. Alpha Xi Delta won the trophy for the beauty float the two preceding years with the Tri- Delts and Tekes sharing honors in the most original category in 1948. Chi Beta Phi won the novelty trophy in 1947. Whoever is in charge of precipita- tion in the Cedar Rapids let's hold off the drizzles until will be the theme of the activities of Independent men and women Oct. 28 in the fieldhouse. Bas- volleyball and cards will feature the unique program. Fraternity rushing parties will start Oct. 23 and end Oct. 28. First Visiting Lecturer The first of the visiting lecture Oct. presents John K. R. district commissioner in Ken- East Africa. His topic will be Headdress to Turning the the Alpha Cuuiiuu Dcua ana Jvappa Delta so- rorities will give their pledge dances Nov. 3. An all-school dance sponsored by Lambda Chi Alpha is scheduled for Nov. 4. Delta Delta Delta will have its pledge dance Nov. 10 and Chi Omega will honor its pledges with a dance Nov. 11. Highlighting the p re- Thanksgiving period will be the an- nual Panhellenic dance Nov. 17. This ar the dance will be held at the Elmcrest Country club. A Clan of C dance for Clan mem- bers and other athletes is planned for Nov. 21. Thanksgiving recess starts Nov. at noon and lasts until Nov. at 8 a.m. Founder's Day Back on the a three-night stand of the play Silver presented by the dramatics will be the major interest. The dates are Nov. 3 to Dec. 2. Founder's day rolls around on Dec. 5. Unplanned as the day may be observed in conjunction with the Honors chapel. Esquire will present its dance Dec. 8. On Dec. Delta Phi Epsilon has scheduled its dance after the Coe- Simpson basketball game here. Climaxing the semester will be the Christmas ball at Armar ballroom. No band has yet been signed by the stu- dent which is sponsoring the event. Christmas vacation begins Dec. at 5 p.m. and ends Jan. at 8 a.m. was only a year. In the early years the pep featuring a boilermaker yelli and were strictly spontaneous. The bonfire custom also grew up early. Most of the fires were quite spectac- ular and sometimes the flames reached the height of one or two stories. Tht following day complaints poured in from local citizens but the maintained there was no connection Between the fire and the missing out- door plumbing fixtures. Crooked The first Homecoming vespers were held m and the was the first Homecoming dance sponsored by the student coun- cil. In former years predominated. The queen contest was inaugurated m 1934 but since every student on campus was allowed to vote and no check was made to determine who ot HUH uidiiy it was a controversial affair. Neda Cedar reigned. Another Tradition handed down to present day is the first Homecoming let out the old Coe spirit and get acquainted with the new Coe Flowers Corsages for all occasions. LAPES 308 Third ATOM B. 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