The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 12, 1916 Page: 1 of 4
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RICE INSTITUTE, HOUSTON, TEXAS, FEBRUARY 12, 1916
CHARITY GAME AT AUDITORIUM
ATTRACTS A LARGE CROWD
FASTEST AND HARDEST FOUGHT
CAME OF THE SEASON.
RICE WINS—33 TO 18
Second Game at Auditorium is Won
From Tulane by Overwhelming
Score of 42 to IS.
Never before has Houston witnessed
such a basketball game as that staged
at the City Auditorium last Monday
evening. It was the fastest, hardest
fought, and consequently, the most in-
teresting game ever played in Houston.
An unusually large crowd saw the game,
unusually large, because not only bas-
ketball fans were attracted to see the
game, but also many philanthropists.
It was a charity benefit game which, ac-
cording to the door receipts, helped the
cause along to the amount of about
$800. The big auditorium was not
crowded, that could not be expected, but
it was a record breaking crowd for a
basketball^' game in Houston. Every
box was occupied, and they were the
scene of numerous gay parties, much
college spirit and a loyalty to Alma Ma-
ters being evidenced by the decoration
of the boxes in various college colors.
The big auditorium presented a gaia
appearance with the many decorations
of college colors and pennants. The
male student body, the Rice band and
the Girls' Choral Club were massed to-
gether on the stage, making a very ef-
fective cheering section. The band ren-
dered several of its best known selec-
tions before, after and during the prog-
ress of the game, while the Girls' Choral
Club and the Boys' Giee Club, during a
prolonged intermission between halves,
revealed to the public the fact that Rice
has a few harmonious voices. This was
the first public appearance of both the
Choral Club and the Glee Club, and they
both deserve congratulations for the
splendid showing made.
The spectators were able to follow
this game more closely than usual, from
the fact that every player wore a num-
ber on his back, by which he could be
indicated on the score card. This adds
much interest to the game because it
enables everyone to better keep up with
the game and to see what the players are
doing individually. The sale of these
score cards was in charge of a group of
young maids chaperoned by Mrs. P. B.
Timpson, Mrs. W. S. Farlsh and Mrs.
Howard Smith, which group included
Misses Adelaide Lovett, Grace Leavell,
Josephine Morrow, Patty Hall Lummls,
Eleanor Dawson, Cornelia Cargill, An-
nie Beth Lockett, Rebecca Sanders and
This affair was a success in every way,
and it is hoped that it will contribute
much toward arousing a keener interest
in basketball among the Houston peo-
ple. There is no reason why Rice
should not have their heartiest support.
The Tulane team went down to un-
expected but decisive defeat in the first
game by a score of 33 to 18. At the end
of the first half the score was 11 to 10
in favor of Rice. In the second half,
however, the Owls began to display bet-
ter teamwork and rapidly drew away
from the Louisiana visitors.
The Tulane five was a speedy aggre-
gation, but was handicapped by the ten-
dency of the men to %ake too many long,
individual shots. Cassague, at forward,
played a Hne game, scoring three bas-
The entire Rice team found itself in
the second half and played well to-
gether. The guarding and passing were
good, and the basket shooting was ac-
curate. With the team working thus the
Tulane men were continually on the de-
Tulane, IS. Rice, S3.
Altman (Capt.) ...Tomfohrde (Capt.)
McGraw Delia Valie
Substitutions—Tulane: Lyon, Mous-
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PROGRAM IS ISSUED
SIXTH SERIES OF LECTURES BE
GINS FEBRUARY 3.
As in the Past the Lectures Wiil Be
Given at 4:80 o'clock, Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays.
The program for the sixth series of
Rice Institute university extension lec-
tures, beginning February 2nd and end-
ing May 12th, has just been issued.
As in the case of the previous series,
these lectures will be given at the ad-
ministration quadrangle at 4:30 o'clock
in the afternoon, on Mondays, Wednes-
days and Fridays.
In the past the attendance for these
lectures has varied from 30 to more
than 700 auditors at a single lecture.
The first of these lectures to be given
at the Rice Institute were the six pub-
lic lectures on "English Literature in
the Nineteenth Century," delivered in
January, 1913, by Prof. Stockton Axson,
now of the Rice Institute, at that time
of Princeton University.
By the end of the present academic
year an aggregate of some thirty courses
of from three to twenty-four lectures
will have been delivered by Messrs. Ax-
son, Blayney, Caldwell, Daniell, Dia-
mant, Dumbie, Evans, Glascock, Grau-
stein, Guerard, Hitch, Hughes, Huxiey,
Reinke, Tsanoff, Van Sicklen, Watkin,
Weber Weiser and Wilson.
In the earliest announcement of these
courses, the objects of the plan were
stated somewhat as foiiows:
To renew and freshen the academic
interests of former collegians residing
in the community, to stimulate and sus-
tain the intellectual life of the teachers
of the pity's schools, to tempt business
and professional workers to at least oc-
casional excursions into the academic
atmosphere surrounding the university,
to keep all the members of the Institute
in a lively and appreciative sense of
familiarity with fields of learning and
investigation other than their own, to
bring all the people of the city and com-
munity into more intimate touch with
the academic life of the university, and
to carry the influence of that life di-
rectly to many homes not represented on
the rolls of its undergraduate or post-
graduate students, regular series of pub-
lic lectures in the form of university
extension lectures, will be offered with-
out matriculation fee or other form of
admission requirement. These per-
formances are to be authoritative in
character, but as non-technicai and pop-
ular in treatment as their subjects will
permit. From domains of literature,
history, science, art, philosophy and pol-
itics subjects wiil be chosen of current
interest as well as those of assured and
permanent value, n,
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EDITOR TO BE SELECTED FROM
EGGERS, MILUS, TEAL AND
Date of Prom Set for April 97—Dinner
Dance to Be Given at Bender Hotel
in Near Future.
The Junior ciass mat in regular ses-
sion last Wednesday afternoon at 1:15
and considered plans for publishing next
year's Campanile. Members for the
staff were nominated and the election
was set for the next Wednesday meet-
ing. The following were nominated and
from them the staff wiii be selected:
For editor-in-chief, Eugene Millis, W. B.
Teal, G. W. N. Eggers, Albert Tom-
fohrde; for assistant editor, Misses Sul-
livan, Bennet, McMaster and Messrs.
Teat, Tomfohrde and Eggers; for busi-
ness manager, Messrs. Eggers, Niiand,
Fernandez, B. C. Harris, Fulweiler and
Mr. Katb, present editor of the Cam-
panile, and Mr. Nathan, the business
manager, were visitors at the meeting
and gave the Juniors the benefit of their
advice and suggested certain things that
should be done in order to assure the
future of the annual. They were weli
received and their recommendations
wiii be considered at the next meeting.
The meeting as a whole was a warm
affair. The question of whether the
staff should be elected at that time or
whether they should simply be nomi-
nated then and elected at the next meet-
ing, was the first to come up. After a
long discussion in which some person-
alities w^re indulged in it was decided
to postpone the election until next Wed-
nesday. The nominations were made at
this time, however, after the termination
of a iong wrangle over the question of
closing nominations. No nominating
speeches were made, but after the candi-
J<ttea had retired frcm H.6 -r;)3tn their
qualifications were discussed pro and
con. The different members of the ciass
upheld their candidates with energy, and
it is evident that there will be a hot
campaign during the coming week.
On the preceding Wednesday the
class finally set the date for the Prom
which they have been planning for so
iong. It was decided to have it at the
Commons on the evening of April 27th.
Plans for a dinner dance to be given at
the Bender Hotel were also discussed,
but the date has not yet been an-
On Thursday, February 10, at a called
meeting of the class, Mr. R. O. Chandler
was elected president to succeed Mr.
In connection with the abo u nomi-
nations Mr. B. C. Harris states that he
does not wish his name to be considered
for the position of business manager of
the Campanile. He has just secured a
position for next year that would pre-
vent him from giving it the time that it
TROPHY CASE IS
PRESENTED TO RICE
Large and Handsome Case is Given by a
Friend of the Institute.
Following one of the significant vic-
tories of the Rice 1915 football team, a
warm friend of the Rice Institute, on
his own initiative, intimated to the pres-
ident of the Institute his desire to pro-
vide an adequate and permanent cabi-
net for the trophies that might be won
by the Rice Institute students in inter-
collegiate and local athletic contests for
a number of years to come. It was also
the desire of this gentleman that at least
until his gift should be Installed at the
Institute Ma name should be withheld.
The cut which appears on page 2 re-
produces the design that has been ac-
cepted for this trophy case. The draw-
ings and specifications have been pre-
pared in the Boston office of Messrs.
Cram & Ferguson, supervising architects
of the Institute, and under the personal
direction of Mr. Ralph Adams Cram.
The cabinet will be about 12 feet long,
4 feet deep and about 1! feet high. Its
construction will be completed before
the end of the present academic year.
For the present It is proposed to place
the cabinet symmetrically within the
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PRESIDENT HIBBEN OF PRINCETON
ADDRESSES RICE STUDENTS
BAYLOR IS BEATEN
IN TWO GAMES
QUXTKTTE (OXTiXjJES iTS WiX-
Hire Evens Up the Footbaii Defeat of
Last Fail by Running Up Big Scores
in Both Games.
The Rice Five continued its winning
stride iast week by defeating Baylor in
two hard-fought games 35 to 19 and 34
to 15. These games were piayed at the
Y. M. C. A. gymnasium before large and
enthusiastic crowds, and the band was
on bund to furnish w,)p "pen."
These games with Baylor marked the
beginning of the major portion of the
Rice basketball schedule. Up to that
time four games had been played and
all had been won with comparative ease.
With Bayior the matter was different,
as the team was much improved over
that of last year. Most of all, hpwever,
was the determination of the t°
wipe out the football defeat of !<n t
Baylor knew this and consequent,,...Am,
games were very hard fought; in fact,
roughness was too much present for the
games to be clean-cut and fast.
The Hrst game, which ended in a
score of 35 to 19 in favor of Rice, clear-
ly showed the superiority of the Owls.
Their teamwork was not very good, but
yet was of a higher order than that of
the Baylor Bears. In individual bril-
liance the Itice men also excelled the
Waco collegians. Had the local men
not been "off" in their basket shooting
the score would have been still more de-
cisive. as the ball was almost continu-
ally in their territory. For Rice, Kings-
land and Tomfohrde led in the scoring,
the former with 16 points and the latter
with 15 points. Their work was made
possible by the brilliant guarding of
Brown and Delia Valle, which kept Bay-
lor on the defensive throughout.
Thompson was practically the only
Baylorite to show much as a basketball
man. He played a good guard defen-
sively and in addition threw three Held
goals. Neither Schulkey nor Harrell,
the visiting forwards, could break
through the Rice defense. In fact, the
Baylor defense was consistently better
than the offense.
Baylor, 19. Rice, 35.
Harrell Tomfohrde (Capt.)
Schulkey (Capt.) Kalb
Thompson Delia Valle
Substitution—Spencer for Wilson,
Darling for Kalb.
Scoring, Baylor, field goals—Thomp-
Son 3, Harrell 1, Schulkey 1, Kellogg I.
Free throws—Schulkey 7.
Rice, Field goals—Kingsland 8, Tom-
fohrde 5, Brown 1, Darling 1.
Free throws—Tomfohrde 5.
Time of halves—20 minutes.
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DISTINGUISHED VISITOR IS GUEST
SPEAKS AT AUDITORIUM
Matty Members of Bice Faculty Greet
President of Their Aima
The students of Rice were accorded
an unusual pleasure and honor Friday
in the visit of Dr. John Orier Hibben.
president of Princeton University, to
this city and to the institute. This is
the first time in the history of Rice in-
stitute that the head of Princeton has
been a visitor: and white we have been
honored by the visits of many otber dis-
tinguished men, there is an especiiti
pieasure in having had Dr. Hibben, be-
cause of the ciose reiations between
Rife and Princeton. Not oniy Dr Lov-
ett and Dr. Axson, but many of our pro-
fessors and instructors, the Princeton
met), and the students of Rice fee) that
the institute stands in a sort of tiiiai
relation to the great Eastern university.
Dr. and Mrs. Hibben arrived in Hous-
ton Thursday evening from San A;t-
tonio. Their stay in Houston has been
crowded fuil of entertainments and
pleasures, yet Dr. Hibben found time to
address the students of Rice and friends
of the Institute Friday afternoon in
the facuity chamber of the Administra-
tion building. immediateiy foitowing
this informat addsess, Dr. ant) Airs.
Hibben were guests of Dr. and Airs. Lov-
ett at a luncheon in the residentia) com-
mons. Besides the honor guests, severai
Princeton alumni, a number of profes-
sors, and a few of the students, repre-
senting the various student organiza-
tions, societies and clubs, were invited
and given the pleasure of personal in-
troductions to the visitors.^
Today Mr. and Mrs. Hibben are guests
of W. M. Rice and Mr. and Mrs. Lovett
on an outing to Galveston. They wiil
return to Houston this evening and may.
according to present plans, remain in
the city until Sunday evening.
Dr. Hibben succeeded President Wii-
son as president of Princeton University
four years ago. He was born in Peoria,
111., on April 19, 1861. His father, Rev.
Samuel Hibben, was a Presbyterian min-
ister. The son was graduated from
Princeton University in 1882, received
his master's degree in 1885 and his doc-
tor's degree in 1892. From 1882 ^o
1886 he was a student at the Princeton
Theological Seminary, and in Beriin.
Besides all the Institute students,
many of the teachers, a group of Prince-
ton men, and a large number ^f town
visitors, crowded the faculty chamber
to its capacity.
"We didn't want to spare Dr. Lovett
to )'ou," he said in his introductory re-
marks, "but we realized that there was
a great work for him. The realization
of his work will come not only in the
next generation, but in the generations
of the future.
"I have only one criticism to make of
Dr. Lovett. Occasionally he comes up
to Princeton and poaches on our pre-
serves.' We have never quite forgiven
him for taking Dr. Axson from us.
"There are before me at this moment
more young men than could be gotten
together in any town or city in Europe.
They are called out to fight for the in-
tegrity of the nation. They are dying
for the sake of the national idea.' You
are highly favored. There is no cail
for you to give up your life to the coun-
try. You can pursue the vocations and
avocations of peace. Yet I believe there
will be required of you a martial valor
than can be expressed in the days of
peace as well as in the times of war. In
order that you may justify this great
expectation, and in order that you may
be of use to the world, there are a few
things that you must Keep clearly be-
fore you, even in your undergraduate
days, you must have a philosophy of
"In the Hrst place, you must realize
that life Is not a career for any of us,
but a mission. We are not to look to
the future years with the idea of ac-
cumulating a great fortune or of gall-
ing fame. We must not become self-
centered. Our view must be outward,
to the great needs of the worid. We
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