The Oklahoma Weekly (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 2, 1922 Page: 4 of 4
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THE OKLAHOMA WEEKLY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1922.
UNIVERSITY'S GROWTH SINCE ESTABLISHMENT IS REMARKABLE
BUILDINGS ON CAMPUS
Lone Edifice Accommodated Students
When School Was Founded in
1882; Building Burned Down
ENROLLMENT WAS 119
Growth Since 1912 Has Been Very Ra
pid; 1355 Freshmen Compose Lar
gest Class Ever Entering O. U.
, From the day Marion Donahue, the
first student enrolled in the University
of Oklahoma in the fall of 1892, en-
tered school until today is but u step of
thirty years in time yet it sonifies a
change in the Sooner institution from
an enrollment of 119 students in 1882
to a grand total of 5232 for tin school
year 1921-22, according to figures giv
e out by Dean Koy C iittinger, regis
nar of the university.
The residence enrollment tor the
lirst semester of the present school year
reached 3345 with virtually all who will
lie in school this semester already en-
rolled. This figure surpasses that o1
1921 for the fall semester which set
a new record at 3013.
Only One Building
When Donahue enrolled in the uni
\ersity, the entire establishment wa.-.
confined to one building out in the
country from the city of Norman. To-
ilay the university represents more Ulan
$2,000,000 invested in buildings alone
iiul the city of Norman extends beyond
and envelops the university campus.
From that lone building oi tuirty
jears ago, stands today twelve ouild-
iigs, an athletic field and a campus
which is probably the most beautiful bit
of landscape gardening in the state
The university buildings are the Ad-
ministration building, Education build
nig. Science hall, Chemistry building or
UeBarr hall, Fine Arts and auditorium,
Library, Geology building, Law or
Monnet hall, Engineering building, Wo-
men's building, Armory and Gymnasi-
Growth at First Slow
The first 20 years of the university's
growth were slow, but steadily upward.
I he 199 students enrolled in the first
>ear grew to 295 in 1900 and in 1905
there were 475 students, in 1920 this vas
liinost doubled with 870.
Dr. Stratton D. Brooks was appoint-
ed president of the university in 1912
md that date marks the upward enrol-
ment growth that doubled and redoub-
led the size of the institution several
limes in ten years. From 876 students
hi 1912, a gain of six over 1910, the fol-
: wing year 1"12, the total figures show
.hi increase of 501 or a total of 1277
students. The next eight years show
i regular increase; 1917-18 being the
Vast on account of the war. The en-
rolment in 1916 stood at 2516 and in
1 '17 gained 52, hut in 1918 the figures
shot up to 3256 which was in turn al-
most doubled in 1922 with a total of
Two Degrees Given
The first graduation class of the
university granted but two degrees and
liese were in pharmacy. In 1900, thir-
<en degrees were granted and in 5910
ihe class numbered 78. When Dr.
Brooks came to the university in 1912,
ue graduating class numbered 123 and
•i 1922, ten years later, degrees were
-ranted tn 518 students.
Two colleges, the college of engineer-
in',', composed of several schools and
lie college of arts and sciences also
imposed of separate schools and sev-
ral subordinate schools and depart-
ments make up the university. The
.i liool of law, school of medicine,
-ehool of pharmacy, school of educa-
'ion, and school of fine arts are the
parate schools while the school of
nirnalism, school of public and priv-
ate business, school of social service, va-
i ti.s schools of engineering are sub-
250 On Faculty
More than 250 faculty members are
iquired to handle the class room and
wlministrative work of the university.
I his fall there are 1355 freshmen,
>5 sophomores, 601 juniors and 505
seniors iu the four classes of the uni-
versity while the graduate school con-
•itns 65 names
UNNERSI TY~ OKLAHOMA
A RAPIDLYGROMNS INSTITUTION!
The line shows the increase
1907-08 - 790
Left: Graph showing growth of the university by enrollment. Top:: Unive rsity campus as it looks from the air today. Middle
the university erected in 1903, burned 1907. Lower picture, first building of th e university erected in 1892, burned in 1902.
picture: second building of I
SIXTY BOOMER GRIDSTERS HELPING
PUT SOONERS INTO VALLEY CLASS
Showing Made by Varsity in Recent
Games Due Largely to Training
Received in Practice with Frosh
BIG PARADE PUNNED ,
FOR HOMECOMING DAY
Much oi the improvement of the
922 Sooner Missouri Valley grid en-
try is due to the efforts of 60 mem-
'xtrs of the Boomer squad, according
to yearling Coach Kdgar D. Meacha .t.
yesterday. l.very week the Boomer,
are given a new set of playi, eaned
t'rom some performance of .it next
Sooner rivals, and play them against "he
varsity to bring them into readiness for
the oncoming tilt.
The freshman football squad of i '2
will go down in history of Okl
sports as one of the greatest yea t.g
elevens and its feat ot holding rhi
varsity to a 7 to 0 score is unsurpassed
with one exception, that of 1917 when
the first year men defeated the Soon-
Oklahoma is represented from Hollis
in the extreme southwest to Nowata
and Afton in the northeast; from Du-
rant to Woodward and with a set of
names that made high school history
Sapulpa is about the only important
football eleven of 1921 that is not rep-
resented in Soonerland.
The following list with home towns,
weights, posittions, experience and hon-
ors, make up he 1922 Sooner freshman
Captain Davi 1 I',. Morgan, Tulsa,
weighs 170, 3 years high school and one
year of prep school experience; L. R.
Flemming. Hugo, weighs 210, center,
two years at Wentworth Military acad-
emy, second all-Missouri prep school
honors in 1921.
King Pricu, Fairview, weighs 170,
Marlow, weighs 185, guard, three years;
Bill Thomas, Medicine Park, weighs
210, guard, two years high school.
Lynne Mapes, Norman, weighs 170,
end, three years high school; George
mention; R 1 Jeffres ^eatilieu. Pawhuska, weighs t'65, half- Schools, Classes and Other Organiza-
Drumright. weight 165, halfback, two l>ack' two ycars high scho()1 and third i tions Will Put on Biggest Parade ^
all-state halfback; R. N. Cook, Erick.! in Sooner History
. , i weighs 170, fullback, three vears; Char- . . , , "
,« , ... a t , T8^ iles B- Gillespie, Afton, weighs 160, half-j S<J°°k cla,sses an<1 organuat.ons will
165,_ fullback, three years high school;.^ four y(.ars hj ,, ,choo,. mie Af_ i combine on the morning of November
11, homecoming day ,to give the Uni
rsity of Oklahoma one of the l>est
parades that has ever been held here.
Merle Chapman, president of Ruf Neks,
rooting order that is handling the art
rangements for the big pageants, an-
I'.ach school, the band and many or
ganizations will have, floats in the pa-
rade. In order to make competitioif
keen for the best one, several Norman
merchants are offering $45 in prize
money to be given for the two best
floats. The first prize will be $25 and
second money will total $20.
The merchants are donating the mon t
ey for the prizes are McCalls, the Tee
pec, the ( ollege Shop, the Sooner Shop,
the Varsity Shop, Newbills' Berry's
tin Alumni association, and the student
council. The winning floats will be
picked by a committee of graduates,
selected by the Alumni association.
Although the Ruf Neks are sponsor-
j ing the parade, it will be open to any
The Oklahoma Daily radio broadcast-' organization that wishes to put on a
irg station is now operating on a' stunt or enter a float, Chapman said.
years high school.
5, fullback, three
At R„rv • u too . i '! oacKi Iour ycars niK" scnool; mie Ar-: ,,
A1 l>arr>, Chickasha, weighs 19(), tack-!. .1171 • 1. ten . , ''
i„ ...., , . • • . ; buckle, F.nid, weighs 1M), halfback, four
!e, two years at Abilene Christian col- ... , . , ,, , ,, I ve
. r ; 1 * * t , . . years high school, and all state ha f-
lege, Lillard Blandon, Tutle, weighs1, , , , n*
1^0 , 1 • u l 1 back; John Wilcox, Bixby, weighs 200,
lrU, guard, one year high school. j. , , ..
. . _ „ . . ; tackle, three years Kendal college;
John Carroll, Muskogee, weighs 140. j Zack Pryse Mangum, weighs 140, quar-
quarterback. two years high school; ! terback, three years high school; Char-
Ray Cuffey, Shawnee, weighs 194, j les GambilIj HoI!js weighs 16, ha,f.
tackle, two years high school; Joe, back, three years high school; Carl
Mayes, Pryor, quarterback, weighs 155,
four years high schol with second all
state fullback in 1921.
Josey Hickman, Altus, weighs 158,
end, three years; Bernard Hunter, Ok-
lahoma City, weighs 165, halfback, four
years high school with all state hon-
ors; John B. A. Robertson, jr., Okla-
homa City, weighs 190, four years high
school; J. C. Kilgore, Duncan, weighs
180, halfback, three years high school; I
Claude BrownfieH, Tulsa, weighs 180, j
right end. three years high school; <- . . _ , .
t.-i i) 1 ♦ ti 1 toe , Sooner Musicians Combine With Ok-
'.d lirockton, Tulsa, weighs 185, guard. , , ^ „
, ■ , , v .. oi , I lahoma Daily in Send ng Out
years high school; C. h. Phelps, L
Entertainment by Radio
West, Anadarko, weighs 17J, center,
three years high school; Richard Law-
ton. Tulsa, weighs 150. quarterback,!
three years high school; Grady Skillern. j
Atoka, weighs 165, quarterback, three!
years Northwestern State normal.
Broadcast by WNAD
Oklahoma City, weighs 175, guard,
three years high school; Alex H. Frews, 1
Henryetta, weighs 140, left half, two
years high school; John L. Page, Devol,
weighs 175, guard, one vear high school;
,,c . ... . • ' V . . 8 I v'ol,n. LJon Kraham; «
165, halfback, two years high school; man ; piano. Jack Foose
years A. and M.; Clyde F.. Flem-
Norman, weighs 170, rt. guard,
end, three years at Phillips university; j two years high school; F. C Smith,
kd Stemple, Hobart, weighs 155, half- j Muskogee, weighs 165, end, three years
hack, two years high school; William high school; Lolay Wodall, Helena,
Wolf, Oklahoma C ity, weighs 190, full-, weighs 185, fullback, three vears high
back, one year high school. | school; Granville Norris," Lavcrna,
Robert Harrison, 1£1 Rt^no, weighs weighs 180, tackle, two
195, tackle, four years high school; j school; Q. M. Dickason, Okemah
James Carter, Woodward, weighs 185, weighs 160, tackle, two years high
guard, three years high school; John school; Cy Wagoner, Muskogee, weighs
Dunlap, Shawnee, weighs 150, quarter- j 180, end. two years high school and
iack, four years high school. [one Baylor college; L. J. Cowland, Oil-
Prentiss Mooney, Shawnee, weighs' ton, weighs 170, end, three years high
165, halfliack, two years high school; I school; Norton Stanarl, Shawnee,
W J. Thompson, Nowata, weighs 164,! weighs 180, end, three years'high school
halfback, four years high school with' and hon. mention all-st Alton I owe
be assisted by Corinne Wall Stene, so-; Northcutt; school of medicine, Wel-
prano soloist. The program will be: ' burne Bronaugh; geology department.
"Manon," (Massenet), trio; Aria from Carrol Sidwell; freshman class. Merle
Opera Lucia, (Donezetti), sonrano so- Chapman; sophomore class, William
lo; Old Refrain, (Kreisler), violin so-' Potter; junior class, Gordon Car; sen-
lo; Kashmire Song, trio; "Romance," I ior class, Winifred Allen; school of
(Matys), 'cello solo; "Villanellc," (D'-, journalism, Mott Keys; school of edu-
Aqua), soprano solo, "Romance," (Si- j cation, Gene Faulkner; R. O. T. C .
bilius), piano solo; By the Waters of 1 Moody Tidwell; school of fine arts.
1 _ / T ' \ 1 T •• T
• regular schedule and programs will be The Jazzettes and Jazz Hounds, the
Thompson, Waurika, weighs 165 I 8i.Vcii Tuesda>" an(i Thursday nights, other rooting orders of the university
halfback, three years high school; John *, Saturda>' wlU bc devoted to spec- ; will feature in the parade also.
YV. Blanton, Cordell, weighs 180 rt ! . slM5rts or sPccia' football games, O.I To insure floats from every school-'
tackle, two 'years, all state tackle- T i VV" WaIters-assista, professor of elec- class on th ecampus, men have
A Kennedy, Hobart, weighs 190 cen-: tr'™' en^neennK' sai<J Saturday. | been placed in charge of arranging the
ter, four years high school ' 1 c '>r"Rram for Tuesday at 9:15 p. details for the various entries. The
d , . t c • .. .. 1 m., will be given by Phi Mu Alpha trio: college of engineering will be renre-
\o >er wmney, . orman, w-eighs : violin, Don Braham; 'cello, Sam Wcid- sented by John Shelton, law school, H
This trio will N. Dial; pharmacy school, lawrence
the Minneonka, (Lieurance).
han Lehrtr's orchestra will give a
concert Thursday night. A Daily news
program is being sent out at 7:45 ev-
F.loise Henry, "25, Tulsa
Lowell Turner. ^
These men will have charge of the
details of the floats from the schools ♦
and classes. Any county -lubs, pro-^
fessiona! or honorary fraternities, or
other organizations on the campus wish-
ing to enter the parade should make
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Randolph, Bonnie. The Oklahoma Weekly (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 2, 1922, newspaper, November 2, 1922; Norman, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110984/m1/4/: accessed March 4, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.