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Robert G. Nisbet, Editor-in-Chief

Lawrence D. Pinkham, Willard Nisbet, Jr., Managing Editors

Warren E. McAvoy, Sports Editor

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The Maine Annex, published by the students of the University of Maine at the Brunswick Campus, was launched January 10, 1947. Editors introduced the publication as "the product of a group of progressive students" attending the Brunswick Campus. The goal of the publication, according to editors, was to "tell the story of our life on this campus." The four-page, tabloid-sized paper included display advertising from area businesses. Following World War II, the federal G.I. Bill enabled approximately 2.3 million, predominantly white male Veterans to receive a post-secondary education. To accommodate increased enrollment, in 1946 the University of Maine established the Brunswick Campus at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. The remote campus operated until spring 1949, when Veteran registrations waned. Page two discussions in this issue orbit the issue of "G.I. Subsistence," from James McNiff's article examining the discrepancy between the increased cost of living in the U.S. and the inadequate amount of money allocated through the Veterans subsistence allowance to commentary about the persistently, poor quality of food provided to students by the University in exchange for their money.


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