The personal experience narratives which make up this book and its four sister parts were written as class assignments in five freshman Communications classes in late fall, 1954. The assignment followed the class reading of Philip Wylie’s “And What About Hurricanes” and Cecil Brown’s “Stand by for Torpedo,” in the text.
Each class section had, at the outset, selected an editor from its number. It was with these editors who worked out the “frame.” The five editors are Martha Sue Smart, Patsy Vaughn, Yvonne Taylor, Reeda Hardy, and Patsy Keller.
Class of 1954 Communications Students, "It Happened to Us" (1955). English Class Publications. 20.