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When $70 Bought More than a Month’s Smartphone Connection

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 07, 2011

From the Improvement Era, 1932 —



  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. My entry into the short short story competition.

    Bill died.

    (It’s a tragedy.)

    Comment by Matt W. — July 7, 2011 @ 8:48 am

  4. 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

  5. hehe. Mark, everything else is just fluff.

    Comment by Bruce Crow — July 7, 2011 @ 9:50 am

  6. That’s a sweet bridle.

    Comment by Mina — July 7, 2011 @ 11:04 am

  7. 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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