Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1925 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
RAH I RAH r
II te3&g Warn I!
Extravagance is sinful,
Thy sheckels do not waste
On mutton chops and heavy steaks
And food that suits the taste.
Just study economics
If wisdom you would seek.
We'll teach you, at ten bucks an hour,
To live on two a week!
Prom a College Prospectus.
Have you heard the-new college
yell? It's inspiring. It puts a crimp
in the Harvard yell, and it chases the
Princeton "tiger!" back to Sing-Sing
with the rest of the stripes.
Here it goes:
"Rah, rah, rah, who are we? We
are the chumps of adversity. Some
class! We eat grass! Hooray! Six
cents a day! Raw, raw, raw! Raw,
raw, raw! Raw, raw, raw! Raw tur
nips!" Courses in economical diet and in
handing the solar plex to the high
cost o' living are all the rage at the
universities just now. Students are
forswearing Caesar and advanced
biology for the art of getting nour
ishment by gorging on two peanuts,
a glass of boiled cistern juice and a
This is'considered a heavy Sunday
dinner by the instructors. It should
be chased up with a pepsin tablet
Not long ago a student at Cornell
University decided that his expenses
for school books and fancy hatbands
were rolling up too high. He decided
to shave down on his grub allowance.
By consistently lopping the corners
off square meals, he forced down his
weekly bill in the knife and fork class
to 85 cents. This included dessert.
The professors and food specialists
who had been waiching his efforts
declared he had broken the record.
But while they were waving their
mortar-board millinery, along came a
dispatch from Ithaca, reporting that
a young lady, who is a violin student
there, was successfully existing on
50 cents' a week.
The heaviest food the girl cham
pion eats- is bread calsomined with1
peanut butter, with an occasional
boiledpotato or tomato. But she en
joys it more than a gourmand enjoys
his sirloin beef or an ostrich would
appreciate a crate of broken beer bot
tjSi. It t . '