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A weekly newspaper published by the students of Rice Institute at Houston. Texas
Entered as second class matter October IT. 1918, at the postofflce in Houston, Texas,
under the Act of March 8. 1879
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T. B. STUBBS Edltor-ln-Chief
BEN BELLOWS Business Manager
l>onuld Harthelnie Managim; Editor
Thomas P. Jackson Assistant Managing Editor
Jack Hrldicwater Sports Editor
Eucene Garrett Advertising
Sam Bennett Advertising
Contributors this issue. Hazel Carman, Ruth Hlarkwell, J. (\ McNeill, Al Brashear.
Kvclyn Kpley Vaughn Albertson. i.urii Huff. Marvel Sandel, Juhn Hose. Alziru J.
Custnan. Tlioirms Wood. Memon Murray, Dactyl Deipnosphist, and Marmaduke
WiBKlcKWortii. ICddic Axtell.
( UTS EASY.
The announcement of unlimited cuts for Harvard seniors is at-
tracting considerable attention throughout college circles through-
out the country.
The cut system of most colleges, which has as its purpose the>
holding of students to the grind-stone of study, does not take into
consideration the individual variations of the particular students.
An unbroken attendance record is necessary for many students to
pass courses; others require only occasional attendance to get the
same or greater amount of information from their instructors. The
determination of this proportion is left up to the student himself.
The trend of college management seems to be in this direction of
allowing the student to determine for himself what his actions
shall be. If he is unable to judge for himself he falls by the way-
>ide: he is a weakling.
The system at Rice, as judged by a disinterested bystander,
seems to be a cross between the two. Cuts for students in good
-landing is not rigidly held to the particular cut limit. At the same
time students may be dropped who fall behind in their studies due
to failure to attend classes.
This seems to have the advantages of both systems and to be
a better one than either the military one of rigid attendance and
the free cut system that allows loafers to remain in school beyond
their wonted time.
GIRLS' TENNIS CLUB
Have Charter, President, By-
That ilii' co-iris at Rice an- not s<>
ikrart as they art often represented
i- attested by Hie vigor and detenni- j
nation with which .their Girls' Ten-
nis Club is getting into motion to !
bring about a season's work that will ,
command enough attention to raise
the organization out of the realms of]
obscurity that have concealed its ac-
tivities in preceding years.
Practice was started this week on
the gilrs' courts, and a squad of about
thirty members is working in prep-
aration for a tournament to lie held
sometime in the spring.
The members have a definite or-
ganization. with ol'icers. a constitu-
tion, ami by-laws.
The officers are: Mary Powers,
president: llettv Moody, vice presi-
dent: and Courtney Booth, secretary-
At present the club is trying to
bring about an arrangement whereby
they can get. some of the men to
couch and play with them: in the
meantime the better players of the
squad are acting as coaches to the
rest, it is the desire, of the club to
have a regular team to play dual
meets with other schools, though
such meets would all have to be play-
ed in Houston as the rules do not
l-ermit the girls to go out of town
>>t athletic trips representing the
UPPER CLASSES SLOW
SAY PHOTO MEN
Keystone Studio Reports
Slimes as Prompter Than
"Call out the guard! Chase upper-
classmen into the Keystone studio.
They are the worst kind of procras-
This is the cry of Ren Allen and
Bernard Segal. Campanile picture
bosses. I pperclassmen, fatting to live
tip to the excellent precedent set by
the prompt. Slimes this year, are not
reporting to Keystone studio for tlieir
class pictures in large enough num-
"It looks as though somebody is go-
ing to be left out of the,year hook,"
the picture foremen state. * "There are
very lew who want their picture left
out, hut they just fail to realize that it
is growing very late in the year and
that the business of reporting to the
studio on the appointed day is ex-
The Keystone studio is located on
the second floor of the Keystone build-
ing. corner Texas avenue and San Ja-
cinto street. On the bulletin board
at. Rice every day is a list of those
assigned to have their pictures taken.
Tlpperclassmen are urged to watcli the
hoard closely for their names If they
are to go down in history as a student
at Rice Institute during the year 1926.
BUNKOS 10 ENLIGHTEN CMS;
By Dr. Th®o Bald BUakiM
WILL ACCOMPANY DR. SLAUGHTER
I have decided to
Slaughter on his
lecturing tour to
I make without res-
come to this conclu-
sion as soon as I
learned that Slaugh-
ter intended going.
You see we both
J4, MjUMjfc speak the same
brand of Chinese,
having sent our shirt to the same
laundry for many years. He sent his
one week and I sent mine the next.
I expect to deliver a series of lec-
tures at the Chow Mien University at
Chop Suey on the stellar constella-
tions observed in china town after
smoking one of the funny pipes the
chinks gave me.
This bond of friendship between
our institute and the land of the set-
ting (or is it the rising) sun is not at
all surprising to those who have an
intimate knowledge of conditions in
the Orient. In fact, according to
many authorities, Rice is very popu-
lar in China and a great favorite
among all classes of people. Rice is
a household word with the coolies and
rickshawa as well as with the man-
darins and satsumas.
The really heavy work in this ex-
pedition to China will be done by me.
Slaughter is going along merely for
the purpose of amusing the natives
with quaint descriptions of the queer
ways of life in the United States and
I am afraid that I will find some
difficulty in getting the proper diet
while in the East. I have always held
to the principle that a diet of rats
was deleterious to the complexion
and conductive to pyorrhea and other
diseases of the scalp and hair.
One of the main attractions that is
calling me and my colleague to the land
of pigtails is the inordinate liking that
we both have for a cup of tea in the
afternoon. Very often as I sit in my
Chem Tower at night I partake of
the cheering liquid from a large
bucket which I usually keep filled.
I have been making arrangements
with the Chief Janitor of the Esperson
Building to take up a downtown of-
fice in the tower of their new struc-
ture. Sometimes when I am in my
Chem Tower about midnight I hear
the uproar from the dormitories and
| long for the quiet and seclusion of the
city. To be able to sit at a window
on the top floor of the Esperson tower
and watch the traffic signals flash off
and on and meditate on the admittedly
superior traffic system by which the
stars are regulated is a pleasure that
I feel is in store for me.
Phone Hadley 44
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"You are lost!" shouted the captain
i as the last of his toothpaste slid off
i iiis brush into the water.
BUTTER, CHEESE, EGGS AND POULTRY
j If the females do it up right, we'll I
j enter their sheet in the High School
! Press Association.
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We bold our breath, shots, slugs,
duck, and wait for the o-ed Thresher
THE HEART RENDING TALE OF
THE WIDE SPACES OF THE
Across the steppes on charger fast,
Ivan of vodka came that nite
Of Ptolmey's line he was the last,
he'd lost two fingers in a fight.
His hair he parted on the side, his
beard he vaselined,
liis pants were Very, very, wide, his
teeth were calcimined.
He rode to see his lady fair, from out j
the frozen Nort'
The lady of the Raven hair, they
called her Kate for short.
"Come out, come out," he cried aloud,
come out and greet me right,
I kaint, I kaint, I'm not allowed, my
hair just looks a fright.
Then I will come unto you there, my
love must be returned,
He came and stroked that Raven hair,
his lips with kisses burned.
They stood there locked in fond em-
brace, with kisses more and
She lifted up <-her shining face, her
husband was at the door.
They couldn't see him standing there,
they necked, they both knew
He grabbed poor Ivan by the hair, O,
curtain, curtain now.
RECEPTION FOR R
AND QUILL TO BE
AT UNIVERSITY CLUB
The date of the much delayed and
much postponed R and Quill recep-
tion has at last been set definitely
for the afternoon of Friday, March
5, according to an announcement made
by J. P. Markham late Thursday aft-
ernoon as the Thresher was going to
The affair will take place at the
University Club in the afternoon from
4 to 0 and will be attended by the
various staff members of the Cam-
pinile, Owl and Thresher.
As is usually the case when such
a collectiaon of the worshippers of
the Great God Bull get together, the
aforementioned deity is expected to
Final arrangements as to the pro-
gram have not yet been announced.
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Sam Williams and Herbert Sloan
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nobody is looking. It's nice to sec
such affection among schoolmates.
* * *
There goes John Sutton with some
thing on his mind. Must be thinking
about the Junior Prom.
# * *
Wonder how Bill Smiley has man-
aged to conceal his capacity as a
grubhound for so long. That boy sure
does sling it in with a vim.
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Johnnie Farias making pleasant talk
about this and that.
Well, I guesB It'll be another hard
afternoon on the boulevard. See you
up at the circle.
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. The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, February 26, 1926. Houston, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth230039/. Accessed December 21, 2013.