Standards of decency for The Daily Bruin at UCLA

Kurt occasionally wrote for The Daily Bruin, the student newspaper at UCLA, the five-days-per-week newspaper started in 1925. From time to time, the content of the student-run paper caught the attention of the university administration which objected to the content or style of the paper. The photo above was found in the Archives of von Meier, and includes a typewritten list of words not meeting a "standard of decency." To the typewritten list additional words have been scrawled all over the sheet, raising the total to at least 154 words. Kurt and the students obviously turned the matter on its head. Ronald Reagan is number 143.