According to the Hattiesburg American Front Page News, “Ole Miss is to have a long needed name for its athletic teams” … on May 16, 1936. While doing New Deal research this past week, I spied the headline, which of course, sent me down a bunny trail the rest of the week with questions I have always had. I find it pretty fascinating the items that would end up in the newspapers which provide insight into customs and thinking during earlier times.
University. Miss.. May 16.– Ole Miss is to have a long needed name for its athletic teams. A south-wide poll instigated by the Mississippian, student weekly at the University, recently announced a contest to select a cognomen representative of the school.
Stayed tuned tomorrow to see the outcome of the contest, along with a couple of other tidbits that you might or might not know.