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Auburn’s barbers were super-patriotic during World War II

The War seeped into every aspect of American life in 1943. Auburn was no exception. Haircuts were no exception. In fact, any civilian who walked into one of Auburn’s four barbershops on the weekend deserved to walk out with a swastika shaved into their head.

From the Sept. 10, 1943 issue of the Plainsman:

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A close up:

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Timing their trims wasn’t the only sacrifice asked of Auburn residents during WWII. According to the Yankee media, Auburn coeds had to walk to class barefoot.

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