A room and three meals a day at the fraternity house was $40 a month. We seldom took a date for dinner since both of our meals were already paid in advance. A house party was a record player and punch. When war was declared December 1941, there was a rush to sign up in the reserve of your choice. Every member of our fraternity went into the service, and most served overseas.
There were 22 fellows from the Houston area and there has not been one divorce. The combination of a depression, college life, and World War II during our teenage years seemed to produce caring, hard working, and old fashioned values.
(This memory was originally submitted on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the McCombs School of Business in 1997.)