I included the small Indian because the Ute is the mascot of the U. Today the U works closely with the tribal council to present a dignified representation. Many scholarships are awarded to tribe members each year as part of this agreement.
I included the small trophy after reading ...
Now I'd like to tell you how this poor student at school on the military's dime, became the Student Body President in 1935.
At the U, as with many other state universities, the class officers always came out of the carefree fraternity and sorority class, even though their membership represented less than 10 percent of the student body.
The year before, a group of this hard working but unheard majority decided to organize and put up their own candidates.
The organization was called the Barbs, short for Barbarian, poking fun at their exclusion from the 'gentlemanly' fraternities,
Ted Moss was elected student Body President, my father was his VP.
The fraternities fought back by simply offering Ted membership in their ranks. Unfortunately he acquiesced.
The next year they ran my father, who stayed true to his supporters by refusing the offer of fraternity membership.
Not surprisingly Ted Moss went on to become a politician, eventually serving three terms as a senator from Utah. Yes, it's a cautionary tale, however my parents always supported Moss in his ambitions through the years, assuring me that he was basically a good man. I'm sure they were right.
I hope you enjoyed the story, since my father died when I was 10, I loved hearing stories about him. This was a favorite of mine