Scabbard and Blade is a national collegiate military honor society founded in 1904. The OAC chapter was established on April 17, 1920, and has included members from the Army and Navy ROTC detachments. For many years OSU’s Scabbard and Blade society hosted an annual Military Ball. Arnold Air Society, the Air Force ROTC honor society, was formed at OSC in 1951.
The 1959 Wrestling Court was created as a promotional stunt by then OSC Wrestling coach Dale Thomas. The court members posed for a series of publicity photographs taken by Hise Studio in Corvallis. Some of the photos, such as this one, were picked up by national news organizations including the Associated Press. Another of the photographs appeared in Life magazine.