From the Improvement Era, 1932 —
Even better than the dollar value of the scholarship is the combination of skills in this competition:
Public Speaking, Poetry, Short Short Stories and Archery (!)
But a reading of the fine print shows that the archery competition is actually separate–the winner gets a fine horse-hair bridle instead of a year’s tuition at BYU.
Comment by Mark B. — July 7, 2011 @ 8:41 am
Speaking of Short Short Stories, I just thought of a few, from those halcyon days in the early 1970s when short shorts (or hot pants, if you prefer) were all the rage. : )
Comment by Mark B. — July 7, 2011 @ 8:43 am
My entry into the short short story competition.
(It’s a tragedy.)
Comment by Matt W. — July 7, 2011 @ 8:48 am
Archery with homemade equipment? Shooting things in flight? This would be so much more entertaining than stake basketball…
Knowing $70 was a year’s tuition at BYU puts Ayln’s $80 dollar lavender dress in perspective. No wonder her husband had migraines!
Comment by The Other Clark — July 7, 2011 @ 9:41 am
hehe. Mark, everything else is just fluff.
Comment by Bruce Crow — July 7, 2011 @ 9:50 am
That’s a sweet bridle.
Comment by Mina — July 7, 2011 @ 11:04 am
When I started at UofU in 1957, I had a scholarship of $100, split among three quarters. I thought I had it made.
Comment by Maurine Ward — July 7, 2011 @ 4:29 pm
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