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Fashion changes-taste remains
by Karen Webb
Fashion trends at OU vary distinctly from year to year. ln
the past few years, there has been a definite revival of the
30's look. Flowered skirts fell to below the knees and
tailored jackets were highlighted by wide collars and puffy
However, no matter how fashions changed, the mainstay
of the coed's wardrobe was blue jeans. Yet last year trends
moved away from the 'Lsloppy" jeans look. They were seen
with a smartly tailored shirt, sweater vest, furry coat, or
As for accessories--knee socks of the boldest and
brightest colors were a must! To spice up an outfit, coeds
added a scarf, beads or a new stickpin to the collar.
Footwear of all kinds--from silver Sequined shoes with
three inch heels to brown back-to-earth hiking boots--was
As for men, they were seen in everything from the casual
jeans look for class to the more dressy tailored suits for
parties. Jeans became straight legged again and flannel
shirts gained popularity. Bow ties were back in style to
highlight single breasted suits of various styles and colors.
Various colors were also seen in another fashion faction
of OU. Foreign students many times wore their native dress
to classes. One of the most frequently seen foreign dress
was the Indian sari. '
Well-groomed hair was a definite asset for the windy
days. Girls and guys both favored the new easy-to-care-for
Rust, green and wine were popular colors. Yet during
football season red and white still prevailed.
While fashion trends continued to change, at OU good
taste remained. Q
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by Stan Tacker
"Well, I didn't try to get rich, I just wanted to make a
living," said G.E. Mobley, a long time Norman merchant.
i'l've been in business in Norman since 1955 in the same
location on campus corner."
Most OU students probably wouldn't recognize the name
G.E. Mobley, because they have known him for years as
Gradyg the same Grady who owned and operated Grady's
Grocery at 323 White Street on Campus Corner.
Grady retired and sold his store this year, after almost 20
years in Norman.
Grady explained that business was getting slow at that
location because all of the fraternity and sorority houses
moved to the more southern parts of campus.
"Back when all the houses were in my location, we used
to have three people working behind the counter all the
time and used two cash registers."
"My wife passed away, you know, about three months
ago, and I couldn't do without her. I'm 70 years old, soon
to be 71. She did all the bookkeeping. After we were
married I sent her to college and she took bookkeeping
and accounting and she was an expert on it. Boy, the way it
is now, l couldn't keep up with it. You know, a little man in
the grocery business practically has to have a full-time
bookkeeper, and they're high, very high. The books are
complicated, very complicated. They fgovernmenti add
more to it every year?
Grady leaned back in his easy chair and said with a
laugh, 'Tm older than the state of Oklahoma. I was born
about 20 miles east of Ardmore in Indian Territory in 1904.
"I was captain of the high school football team in Ard-
moreg as a matter of fact when I was there, we only lost one
game in two years."
Grady came to school at OU in 1924 where he was a
member of the freshman football team.
I-Ie probably remains as one of the biggest OU football
fans, to this day. What was the best year for Sooner
'Ll think this year's team is the best ever. This team and
the 1956 team are a lot alike. They were both great."
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