Education: The Things They Teach, Feb. 20, 1950

Southern Methodist University in Dallas reported that 13 undergraduates were enrolled in its new one-credit course: bait-casting. One of 16 alternative sections in Physical Education 12A, a required course for sophomores, it offered instruction three hours a week in the art of casting the dry and wet fly.

S.M.U., which also boasts credit courses in weightlifting, badminton and the modern dance, heard rumors last week that the rival University of Texas was stealing a march by offering a course in lariat-throwing, but there proved to be no cause for alarm. Higher education in Texas...

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