Brooklyn College KEN (1947-1954)

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   Greetings from Brooklyn College!
   Brooklyn is a borough of New York City that's connected to Manhattan by the Brooklyn Bridge.  It's the last stop on the #2 and #5 trains...Brooklyn has a college...I'm looking for a "hero."
   KEN was the student newspaper of the evening division.  I went through 1947-1954, but didn't see ANY pizza or hero ads.  I've got the KINGSMAN student newspapers, the yearbooks, and the BELFRY humor magazine to go, yadda yadda yadda.

29 November 1949, KEN, pg. 4, col. 4--Bet El Cheapo made up the schedule!

15 March 1950, KEN, pg. 2, col. 4--Yes Jahn's--where the newest Ice Cream sensation "STROMBOLI" was created.

27 March 1950, KEN, pg. 3, col. 4--_Go Fight City Hall_  Stop knocking your head against a stone wall because you can't win!  That's the meaning (of?--ed.) the title "Go Fight City Hall."
(See ADS-L archives for this phrase--ed.)

17 September 1951, KEN, pg. 5, col. 3--_SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?_

31 October 1951, KEN, pg. 4, col. 2--An Hungarian Sandwich: One meat ration, between two bread rations.

28 November 1951, KEN, pg. 4, col. 4--Here's the newer and cheaper version of the Cuba Libre...rum raisin ice cream in a coke makes a tempting and oh, so palateable drink!!!

9 November 1952, KEN, pg. 4, col. 1--OVERHEARD while munching on a crunchy and oh, so palateable bagel and lox sandwich..."Gad, lad--You're my dreamboat...Why don't you get shipwrecked????"

7 October 1952, KEN, pg. 4, col. 5--It was a rare night if the voluble (Barry--ed.) Gray did not partake in what one critic termed "verbal masturbation," with his tongue working overtime, lashing out at respected members of the Fourth Estate.
("DROP DREAD" is the header on pg. 5, col. 1--ed.)

7 October 1952, KEN, pg. 5, col. 3--Ed. Note: Gray wants it fully understood that he is not a disc jockey, but a commentator.  Also, he doesn't know what a "Disc Jockass" is!

7 October 1952, KEN, pg. 8, col. 1--("Coffee-break" ad by the Pan-American Coffee Bureau--ed.)

21 October 1952, KEN, pg. 5, col. 1--...Borough President John Cashmore..."Beep" Cashmore.
(Compare with VP=Veep--ed.)

5 November 1952, KEN, pg. 2, col. 4--WE SERVE EGG CREAMS.  (Shapiro's Candy Store ad--ed.)

5 May 1953, KEN, pg. 15, col. 2--"Joe Brooklyns."

22 March 1954, KEN, "HY ON A CLOUD" by Hy Graubart, pg. 8, col. 1--I've been sitting here on Cloud 76 (convenient rates by day, week or month)...

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