The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 425
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B Hall of Texas
boys for several days, the ingenious mind of Alf Toombs dis-
covered a use for her. He put her to roost on the metal rail at
the head of his roommate's bed. When her decorative talents be-
came known-in the morning-she was in greater demand each
night, and the pranks continued.60
Carrie Nation should have been around the day Arthur
LeFevre, Jr.'s roommate, Ed Heinsohn, played drunk. The act
was so realistic that little Arthur had carried big Ed up several
flights of stairs to save his reputation before discovering Ed was
sober.61 Dan Moody did not room in B Hall nor did he touch
the match to the fuse which set off a charge of dynamite on the
east side of the Hall while the Regents were eating dinner there.
Dan intimates Lee Parkinson handled the explosion.62
In 1909 the President reported to the Regents that the finan-
cial management of University Hall (Pool was gone) had not
been satisfactory and "the standards of living was regretably low."
As a result John Calhoun, a member of the faculty, was placed
The report of the President to the Regents in 1910 indicated
some improvement in the financial management of University
Hall. For the University year of 1910-1911 the cost of board was
raised from $12 to $14 per month. "Fines were to be levied on
students guilty of infraction of the rules."64
The Daily Texan of 1910o praises the self-discipline feature of
the Hall.65 But "From 191o on a determined opposition began
to grow . toward the Hall with some of the die-hards deter-
mined never to cease fighting till it was closed." The inmates of
the Hall apparently wielded too much political influence on the
Christmas holidays were drab for the boys left behind in the
4OBrown, B Hall, Texas, 121.
6lArthur LeFevre, Jr., to Walter E. Long, June 21, 1958 (MS., in possession of
Walter E. Long, Austin, Texas).
62Dan Moody to Walter E. Long, June 24, 1958 (MS., in possession of Walter E.
Long, Austin, Texas).
S3Splawn, The University of Texas: Its Origin and Growth to 1928 (typescript,
University of Texas Library), lo3.
esBrown, B Hall, Texas, 140o.
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