A new slant

May 30, 1997

Just as Dundee University's two student newspapers are considering a merger, archives assistant Michael Bolik has unearthed a student magazine from 1922 which reveals one contributor violently opposed to another type of merger.

"The Happy Bachelor'' says: "The truth is, I think, that a man who falls in love, or whatever the phrase may be, narrows his interests to an extent that I am not prepared to do. If he neglects women he will have time to associate with men, and that is certainly one step higher.'' Perhaps the bachelor had met the contributor to "Our Ladies Corner".

She gushes: "Oh! Yes, and I almost forgot to mention that to look really 'it' you must wear your gown sort of diagonally (see how mathematical I'm getting!) across your back. It's awfully convenient when one is wearing a new jumper, so DON'T forget!"

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