Tuesday, February 14, 2012

No Shortage of Valentines for Him

From the joke section (excerpted above) of the 1912 Aurora comes this zinger about one senior:

No. 1: Horrors! It's happened twice in six week[s].
No. 2: What, a railroad wreck?
No. 1: No, Bob Ward walked the whole length of Cross Street alone.
No. 2: What did you do?
No. 1: Called the police station and they said the lady in question was out of town by permission.

Hmm, so who was this Bob Ward?

Senior class president, it turns out. He was also a member of Alpha Tau Delta, chairman of the Y.M.C.A., a member of the Lincoln Debating Club, and represented the Normal for two years at oratorical contests.

Quite the accomplished young man. But you do wonder if part of his popularity with the ladies had anything to do with his appearance as well.

Let's see...

Hmmmm, apparently so!

Quite the handsome young man, isn't he?

Likely all that debating and oratorical practice came in mighty handy...

...when it came time for Bob Ward to persuade a young lady to take an evening stroll up Cross Street.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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