The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 4, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 26, 1916 Page: 1 of 4
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MCE INSTITUTE, HOUSTON, TEXAS, FEBRUARY 26, 1916
THE NEWLY ELECTED STAFF FOR NEXT YEAR 8 ( AMPAMILE.
W. B. TEAL
(i. W. X. EGGERS
TOMFOHRDE, TEAL AND EGGERS
ELECTED ON CAMPANILE STAFF
JUNIORS ARRANGE FOR PUBLISHING NEXT YEAR'S ANNUAL-VARI-
OUS PROPOSALS CONSIDERED.
The Junior class on Wednesday, the
16th, elected the staff for next year's
Campanile. Mr. Albert Tomfohrde was
chosen editor-in-chief; Mr. W. B. Teal,
assistant editor, and G. W. N. Eggers,
business manager. The rest of the staff
will be chosen by these three after they
determine upon the way in which it
shall be organized.
Mr. Tomfohrde is a Houston boy, well
known in the city and at the Institute.
He has been a star football player and
is at present captain of Rice's basket-
ball team that came so near winning
the State championship. His class rec-
ord is exceptionally good and at pres-
ent he is coaching the Freshmen who
failed in German. Mr. Teal is from
Dallas. He was connected with the
Southern Methodist publishing house of
that city and has had some experience
in the work he will do on the Campa-
nile. Mr. Eggers is from Galveston; he
is an excellent student and one of the
the entire class on the splendid arrange-
ments he has made for that elaborate
The work on the Campanile will prob-
ably not be actually begun until the
iatter part of the school year, but in
the meantime the organization will be
perfected and the class wiil decide upon
various questions concerning the con-
trol of the publication. It is proposed
to pay the various members of the staff
for their services and to elect a con-
trolling board that sha^Ldirect the finan-
cial poiicy. As yet no definite plans
have been adopted, but it is probable
that the proposai to pay the members
of the staff will be adopted in some
such form as it now stands.
The first issue of the Campaniie has
not yet been issued, but it is certain
that the present Senior class is going
to set a high standard for next year's
Campanile to come up to. The Juniors
have confidence, however, that the men
SPEAKERS ARE CHOSEN
PROMINENT SCHOLARS ABE OB-
TAIXED FOR ADDRESSES
Dr. David Man JordanWili Deliver Ad-
dress—Dr. Peter Ofay Rears Will
Preach Baccalaureate Sermon.
Two of the speakers for the exercises
to be heid during Commencement Week
have already been chosen. These are
David Starr Jordan, chanceilor of Le-
iand Stanford University of Palo Atto,
Caiifornia, who wiil deliver the com-
mencement address, and Rev. Peter
Gray Sears, rector of Christ Episcopal
Church of Houston, who wili give the
David Starr Jordan, who has been
asked to make the commencement ad-
dress, is one of the best known coliege
presidents in the United^States today.
He has been at the head of Leiand Stan-
ford ever since its foundation in 1890,
and under his guidance it has deveioped
into one of the ieading universities of
the West. He is also one of the leading
scientific men of today, and was ap-
pointed by the government to direct the
work in the conservation of fish and
seals in the United States and Aiaska.
He has also been a ieader in the mod-
ern peace propaganda, being one of the
first men to agitate this question. He
spoke on this subject at the City Audi-
torium iast year.
Leiand Stanford presents the closest
analogy to Rice of any college in the
i'nited States, and no man could have
been chosen who is in a better position
to understand thoroughiy what (he In-
Rev. Peter Gray Sears, who wiii de-
iiver the first baccalaureate sermon, has
been for many years rector of Christ
Episcopal Church of this city, and is
weii known throughout the State.
RICE LOSES STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
TO TEXAS, BUT DEFEATS A. & M
A. & M. IS DECISIVELY BEATEN 1^ TWO GAMES, BUT TEXAS WINS
BY ONLY ONE POINT.
Rice's fond hopes of the State cham-
pionship were utteriy shattered Monday
night, when the Longhorns won out
16-17 in an eveniy fought game at the
Auditorium. It was the fastest and
closest game ever witnessed in Houston.
The Owis managed to keep from 1 to 4
points in the iead during most of the
game, but the crucial moment found
them tagging one point behind.
The exceiient team work of both
teams featured the game. The Long-
horns seem to have the edge on the
Owis in this respect, but the Owis coun-
teracted this by their efficient guarding.
This game was a better exhibition of
basketbai) than either of the games with
A. & M., but for some reason it seemed
to tack the snap and fight that so char-
acterized those two games. Three hard
games in four days proved to be too
much for the team, many of the men
being noticeably slower than in the pre-
vious games with A. & M. Neverthe-
iess. the game was never wanting in in-
terest and excitement. The exceeding))'
ciose nature of the score during the
entire game heid the spectators in con-
Tite crowd that saw this game broke
ati previous records in Houston. There
were tutty 1,500 peopie who witnessed
it, and judging by the enthusiastic
cheering, the sympathy was about equat-
iy divided between the two teams.
This game ctosed the basketball sea-
son at Texas, and gave the Longhorns
the State championship for the third
This is aiso the iast game which the
Owis have scheduled on their home
court, and the iast game to be played
Rice. Position. Texas.
Tomfohrde <C.) Biaine
Deiia Vaiie Edmonds (C.)
Substitutions—Texas: Diiier for
Scoring—Rice: Fietd goals, Kings-
iand 3, Tomfohrde 2, Brown: free goats.
Texas: Fieid goats, Blaine 1, Littie-
fieid, Edmond; free goats, Littiefieid 5.
Referee—Stock (Houston Y. .V!. <'
Time of halves—-20 minutes.
Timers-—Witcocltson (Texas). Hoe
The A. & M. Games.
The Owis more than avenged their
defeat at Cottege Station (wo weeks ago
by defeating the Farmer Five in two
sensationat games on iocai courts iast
week. The tirst game, on February ]*,
had to he ptayed at the Y. M. C. A oil
account of the wrestling match at (he
City Auditorium. The Y. M. C. A. was
crowded to its utmost capacity, so much
so*that some eager specta(ors had to be
turned away. Hice won by a score of
16 to 9, though the score stood 5 to .!
in favor of A. & M. at the beginning of
the second half.
The second game was staged at (he
Auditorium and was wiinessed by some
These two games were the roughest
and most exciting games the Owis have
ptayed, about as much so as a basketbatt
game couid he. The second game was
'.A! tll'/fl* t*. ll i i! ^ . I .'i li I ] II it!i ^
of the two, because both players and
supporters reatized that this was the
deciding game. With seven minutes to
piay the Owis were apparently hope-
iessty beaten by the score of 21 to 12.
But thp figh(ing Owis were not daunted
by seeming inevilabte defeat. They
ratiied briitiatniy under Captain Tom-
i'ohrde's teadership. and when (he gun
was fired the score s(ood 24 (o 22 in
favor of the Owis. This sensationat
finish held the spectators breathless.
The Rice students and supporters went
wiid, white the A. & M. sympathizers
were aimost dumbfounded.
Neither of these games were (he bent
from the standpoint of ptay or front
that of shooting baskets. Both games
were stowed up by the frequency of
fouts and a number of catts for time
out. During the progress of the tirst
game it was found necessary (o change
the Owis' suits on account of the tike-
ness to those of the Farmers. But these
interruptions did not seem to mar the
interest in the games in the teast. for
they were both wildty exciting. They
simply afforded a few breathing spelts.
The outcome of these games put the
State titte in the hands of Texas and
Rice, the tawful claimant to be decided
on the fottowing Monday night. These
games ctosed the season at A. & M. and
were the only games tost by the Far-
!ON MARCH THE 7TH
AUSPICES OF IKTERCOLLEGUTE
Inost^opulMmembe! s of the class. He
is at present acting as manager of the
Junior Prom, to be given In April, and
he has secured the commendation of
they have selected will turn out an an-
nual that will be an honor to the class,
and the whole class is pledged to co-
operate in aiding the staff to that end.
SENIORS MAKE PLANS
FIKAL BALL WILL BE GIVEN BY
E. F. Kalb and Three Other Seniors
Will Have Charge of Seniot-
At a meeting of the Senior class last
week the program for Commencement
Week was virtually decided upon. Ac-
tivities n^tll begin on Thursday evening
and continue through Monday night.
In regard^ the final ball, it was de-
cided to &%ve it on Monday night, and
that it shM^ld be managed and financed
jointly by ihe four classes. To do this
it was decked that the Freshman class
should .eleCt two of its members, the
Sophomorei Jclass two, the Junior class
three, and that the Senior class should
elect the nidnager who should then ap-
point threap other Seniors. All these
representatives, or committees, from the
four classesjare to work together under
the directitS of the manager. C. H.
elected manager of the
,y morning there wHl^be
rman, which will be in
F. Kalb and three dt&er
appointed by himself,
d and requested that the
ect their members to the
mittee at the earliest op-
portunity inSorder that definite plans
can be madd *s early as possible.
final ball at
. On Satur
Seniors to b
It is desi!
final ball co
C. M. Knapp'
ilected to Succeed David
At a recent meeting of the Honof
Council Carl A. Knapp was elected
chairman to f&z the vacancy caused by
the resignation <$f Mr. Ball. C. H. Woo-
ten was select# to take Mr. Knapp's
place as Seniot Representative.
HA%E HIGH TIME
VAUDEVILLE STUXTS SHOW VER-
SATILITY OF LITERARY GIRLS.
HAPPY SOPHS CELEBRATE
INTO THE NIGHT.
Features of Program Would Make a
Majestic Bill of Fat e Turn Green
Large Xumber Enjoyed the Night Be
fore Washington's Birth-
Sixty-five couples enjoyed the dance
given by the Sophomore class Monday
evening, February 21, foiiowlng the bas-
ketball game. The dance was held in
the commons. Decorations and pro-
grants carried out the patriotic color
scheme in honor of Washington's Birth-
day. Thayer's orchestra furnished the
music for a program of twelve regular
dances, four extras, and three offs, in-
cluding a "Tomfohrde Extra."
At 12:30 the dancers formed in line
for a cotillion, led by Miss Mary Jane
Stratford and Bill Gray. Refreshments
were served after the cotillion. Dancing
continued 'til 2 o'clock.
The social committee responsible for
the planning of this enjoyable affair
consists of Chas. Rudd. chairman; Doc
Cunningham, Alline Ellis, Mary Jane
Stratford, Camille Waggaman.
Chapetones for the evening were
Messrs. and Mesdames Lovett, Baker,
Tidden, Hitch, Weiser, Ward, McCants
AETHER BAZAAR TO
BE GIVEN MARCH 3
Who likes the Y. W. C. A. "eats"?
The Y. W. girls are to have another
bazaar on March 3rd in Room 105 and
will take pleasure in selling you any-
thing you want to eat—candy and cakes
Sunday, February 13th, several of the
Rice girls assisted with the program for
the Vesper service at the city Y. W. C.
A. robiAs. Misses Hall, John and Rowe
sang and Misses Bankhead and Adele
Waggaman read papers.
On Saturday afternoon, February It),
those holding tickets to E. B. L. S.
vaudeville were admitted to the girls'
rest room, which had been fitted up as
a theatre for the occasion. The girts
who had bought boxes at a $1.00 per,
were surprised to find themselves seated
in soap boxes, cracker boxes and various
other literal interpretations of "a box
seat." Economicai girts who paid low
prices for the privilege of viewing the
performance front thQ "roost" were cont-
petied to climb up on top of the lockers.
Preceding the raising of the curtain
for the first act an eight-piece orchestra
rendered an overture that almost un-
nerved the audience for the performance
that was to follow. The orchestra con-
Miss Kalb (director) Violin
Rowe Snare Drum
C. Waggaman Bass Drum
McMillan . . Comb and Tissue Paper
Aldrich French Harp
Some of the instruments used were
loaned by the Rice Band. The piano
was presented to the society by Dr. Lov-
ett at the Christmas tree celebration
In spite of the overture the curtain
rose promptly at 2:15, and the follow-
ing program, rivaling any vaudeville
bill presented in Houston this winter,
was gotten there with:
Act I. Style Show.
"Morning Costume," pink apron and
white curl papers, displayed by Miss
"Afternoon Costume," walking suit
from "Vogue" for January, 1902, dis-
played by Miss Benton.
"Evening Costume," a simple crea-
tion of green mull from "Ladies' Home
Journal" for March, 1904, displayed by
"Bridal Costume," a fetching design
(Continued on Page Four.)
hands of Texas is the first that Rice (tas
ever sustained on her home court.
Texas drew first biood when Littie-
fieid threw a goat after a f'otti. but State
did not keep the iead iong, as a foul
by Capt. Tomfohrde and a fieid goai by
I the tengthy Kingstand, gave the Rice
; team a iead of two points. The score
j was immediately tied when Biaine. a
j Houston boy and a Sophomore at Texas,
! made a goai from fieid. In a few nto-
[ ments Texas went ahead on a free throw
and a fietd goai by Littiefieid. but the
tead was not maintained tong, as Tom-
fohrde quickiy foitowed up with a free
throw and a pretty basket on an over-
head shot. Kingstand then made the
most sensationat basket of the game
when he tossed the bait from atmost the
center of the fietd, giving Rice a two-
point lead which was maintained to the
end of the first half, at which time the
score stood, Rice 8, Texas 6.
Rice obtained the biggest iead of the
game shortiy after the beginning of the
second half, when Kingstand contributed
another field basket. Biaine, however,
brought Texas back within striking dis-
tance with a pretty fietd goat. Tom-
fohrde was successt'ut in a free throw
and the score stood if to 8 in favor of
Rice. Pretty baskets by Littiefieid and
Brown kept the score at the same ratio,
13 to 10. Blaine again came to the
front with a field goai, which brought
the Longhorn tally to 12. At this junc-
ture time had to be taken out for Delia
Valle, the stocky guard, whose ptaying
throughout the game was brilliant.
With onty five minutes to play, Rice
committed a foul and Littiefieid was
successful in the free throw, making
the score 13 ail. Tomfohrde missed a
free throw, but quickly fotlowed up by
a brilliant goal from field, only to have
Edmond's long shot tie things up again.
Littiefieid tossed a free goal, which ul-
timately won the game, for when Delta
Valle and Blaine committed a double
foul there was only 20 seconds to play,
Littiefieid and Tomfohrde both made the
free throws and the game ended 17 to
For Texas Blaine was the bright star
of the evening, but his work did not far
overshadow that of Littiefieid, the foot-
ball hero of the State University. Tom-
fohrde was the star of th&4ttce five, the
blonde headed captain played a great
game, such as has characterized his
work the whole season. Delia Valle
also played a good game at guard.
The oratorical contest to be hetd un-
der the auspices of the Intercoitegiate
Peace Association will take ptace in the
Faculty Chamber of the Administration
building Tuesday evening, March 7th, at
The literary societies wiil each have
two representatives, and others may en-
ter from the school at large. The win-
ner will represent Rice in the intercoi-
tegiate contest at Austin in April
There will be no prize in the iocal
contest, but in the State contest, in
which there will be six contestants, the
first prize is $100. second prize $50. and
third prize $25. Miss Kalb of the Eliza-
beth Baldwin Society represented Rice
iast year and won first prize in the
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