The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1926 Page: 225
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ORK was an unmentionable word in the activities scheduled for February
25, 1926. Classes were forgotten, term themes were forgotten, every-
thing was forgotten, and the attention of the college was focused on the activities
of the freshmen. Early in the morning they drew in ancient vehicles from various
places, but that afternoon none of them could be recognized as the same convey-
ances. They had become chariots, kings' carriages, and other royal equippages.
All morning freshmen rushed to and from buildings, gathering costumes and
faculty sponsors, and doing everything except thinking about class work. In
the afternoon the college declared a holiday, and Freshman Day proper began.
Before last year the Freshmen centered their activities around a day called
Hobo Day, on which day the freshmen vied with each other in unkempt dressing.
On that day the "fish" wore all the discarded garments they could find. One
could see some very strange sights about the campus, but there would be little
progress in such an affair, and each year Hobo Day was practically the same.
It was with pride that the college looked on while the freshmen decided of their
own accord that they could do greater things than dress like hoboes. Last year
for the first time they tried a day of a different nature, and the class had no
reason to be ashamed of the results.
This year the work of the freshmen was more or less past the experimental
stage, inasmuch as the work of the year before served as a guide. The freshmen
started out with the intention of producing a program of affairs worthy of the
attention of the college, and they kept that end in view.
When the hour arrived for the freshman parade to start, practically the whole
college had gathered along the streets to witness the spectacle. The parade
represented different periods of history from the age of uncivilized man to the
present time. After the parade, Judge William M. Futch of Henderson, Texas,
addressed the college, especially the freshman class. The address fitted in well
with the spirit of the occasion.
Next on the program of activities were the athletic events. The upper
classmen won the push ball contest and in the tug of war they dragged the fresh-
men, one by one, through the water. However, the latter were "good sports"
in every sense of the word and took their defeat in the same way that they
would have taken victory.
As a fitting climax for their day, the class of '29 arranged to have Harold
Lloyd in "The Freshman" shown in the college auditorium that night, and the
members of the class went to see themselves as others see them.
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North Texas State Teachers College. The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Teacher's College, 1926, yearbook, 1926; Denton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth60994/m1/235/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.