Football Coach Babe Hollingbery recognized as one of the nation's
top coaches. He was head coach of West team in annual East-West
All-Star game. His Cougars did not lose a home game at Rogers Field
Edward R. Murrow, ASSCW President, graduated.
Cougar football team won PCC Championship with impressive victories
over Cal, USC and Washington.
Cougars lost 24-0 to Alabama in Rose Bowl.
Cougar center Mel Hein and tackle Turk Edwards named first team
The Great Depression severely impacts WSU, with faculty and staff
taking an average 25 percent cut in salary during two-year period.
Philip Abelson graduated in Chemistry. Later recognized as "Father
of Atomic Submarine." Editor of Science magazine; president
of Carnegie Institution.
Famous national debate scheduled between Claudius O. Johnson, chair
of the WSU Political Science Department, and famous American humorist
Will Rogers. Rogers canceled it to fly to Alaska with Wiley Post.
Rogers and Post died in a plane crash in Alaska.
West Coast radio broadcast sponsored by Alumni Association highlighted
45th Founders' Day.
Marshall Neill graduated in Political Science. He went on to served
as Federal District Judge, State Supreme Court Judge, State Senator
and Representative, WSU legal counsel.
General student strike protesting social regulations. Agreement
signed by students and President Holland on May 8, 1936.
New football stadium constructed.
Construction started on Women's Gym and on Davis and Wilmer residence
Herbert Kimbrough served as Acting President while Dr. Holland takes
leave in Europe.
Roy Petragallo and Ed McKinnon won NCAA Boxing Championship. Cougars
won national title - WSC's first national athletic championship.
Weldon B. "Hoot" Gibson graduated in Economics and headed
for Stanford Graduate School.
Alumni Association celebrated 40th anniversary.
School of Social Work established.
Board of Regents established first retirement system.