The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, May 12, 1916 Page: 1 of 4
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RICE INSTITUTE, HOUSTON, TEXAS, MAY 12, 1916
EIGHT NEW RECORDS
SET IN T. I. A. A. MEET
TEXAS TAKES FIRST PLACE AND
A. AND M. SECOND.
Track Meet !s Most Successful Ever
Held in Texas—Many Stars
New records set on Rice field in Texas
KinRMiand (Mice iustitute), running;
high jump; height, 3 feet 10 inches.
Mitchell (A. and M. College), 1(M)-
yard dash; time, 0:09 4-5.
MitcheU (A. and M. College), 880-
yard dash; time, 0:314-5.
Morris (Texas University), haif-mih
run; time, 3:04 1-5.
Berry (University of Texas), discus
throw; distance, 119 feet 10% inches.
Moses (A. and M. College), 440-yard
dash; time, 0:50 4-5.
Littlefield (University of Texas), 330-
yard iow hurdles; time, 0:33 3-5.
Smith (University of Texas), running
broad jump; distance, 31 feet 7%
Total Points: Texas University,
7! i-3; A. and M., 38 1-3; Rice. 7 1-3;
Haylor, 7; Simmons College, 4; S. M.
The seventh annual Texas intercol-
legiate meet, held last Friday on Rice
field, was pronounced the most success-
ful ever held In the Southwest, more
records going by the boards, most of
them by good margins, than have been
broken in the last two meets put to-
gether. Every condition was favorable
for fast time, a tight cinder path, ideal
weather and close competition. The
veteran athletes from Texas and A. and
M. led the point winning, with Rice and
Baylor, each taking one first, in third
and fourth place. It was a meet of in-
dividuals, rather than teams, Texas hav-
ing such a wide margin that no general
result was anticipated. The surprises of
the day were the victory of Mitchell of
A. and M. over Frame of Texas in the
dashes, the wonderfully fast race of Lit-
ttenetd, sens anu aptiter m the loss hur-
dles, and the record-breaking quarter,
won by Moses of A. and M.
The races all were fast, beginning
with a beautiful 100-yard dash in which
Mitchell, finishing a yard ahead of
Frame, equaled the Southern record,
with the judges' watches unanimous at
0:09 4-5. Not content with a record
century, Mitc^l ran a flashing 220 in
0:214-5, only 2-5 of a second behind
the world's mark. Throughout the race
he gathered the yards with a steadily in-
creasing pace, never chopping, and fin-
ishing with a tremendous burst of
The quarter was run "out of a chute"
with a 220-straightaway, and the home
stretch on the curve, making a much
more satisfactory event than if run
around the track. Moses, Lang and Rob-
ertson ran a fairly even race until near
the tape, when Moses, showing a won-
derful reserve of strength which en-
abled him to take 2 3-6 seconds off the
record. This is the fastest quarter-mile
ever run in the South, according to of-
The relay proved a duet between
Texas and A. and M., and the time
equaled the record, owing to the re-
markably fast quarter run by Moses of
A. & M. With one man replaced, the Ag-
gies would have a team that could bet-
ter any relay performance made in the
Southwest. Rice'g track men ran plucky
races in all the events, Spiller making a
fight in the hurdles, running the fastest
race of his career, for third place; Far-
thing ran his best race in the quarter of
the relay, which he stepped in 0:64 4-8;
Lamar proved strong in the half but
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TO Y. M. AND Y. W. C. A.
Last Thursday at 1 o'clock In the Fac-
ulty Chamber Air. Hounshell, traveling
secretary of the Y. M. C. A., spoke to
the members of the Y. W. and Y. M.
C. A. Mr. Hounshell gave a very inter-
esting talk on the work of the traveling
secretaries In foreign fields, with espe-
cial emphasis on the influence thus ex-
erted upon the lives of students In the
foreign countries. He stressed also the
vast opportunities offered in our own
United States to people who were in-
terested in this kind of work.
Will Remain at Rice.
Dr. Stockton Axson.
DR. AXSON WILL NOT
HEAD OF ENGLISH DEPARTMEXT
WILL BE HERE PEitMAXEXTLY.
Friends Throughout State Rejoice at
the Announcement of His inten-
tion to Remain.
The Thresher has authority to say
that Dr. Stockton Axson will remain
permanently with the Rice institute as
professor of English literature. This
announcement will bring great joy not
only to all members of the university,
but also to the many thousands friends
Professor Axson has made for himself
and the institution in the city and
throughout the state.
HOST TO BALL TEAM
Majestic i'atty Is EoUowed by Supper at
On Tuesday, May 2, Mr. Wm. Weath-
erford, a friend and patron of the Insti-
tute athletics, entertained the members
of the baseball team, with a theater par-
ty at the Majestic, foliowed by supper at
McKinnon's. The occasion of the party
was a celebration of the recent victory
over A. & M. It will be remembered
that recently Rice and A. & AL played a
double-header, A. & M. winning the first
game. At the end of that game Mr.
Weatherford told the men that if they
won the second game he would give
them a supper. The team, with this
added incentive, proceeded to win the
game 6 to 0, and Mr. Weatherford more
than made good his promise.
The party, comprising some thirty
members, including the baseball men
and several invited guests, wftnessed the
final bill at the Majestic and then pro-
ceeded to McKinnon's, where an excel-
lent supper was served. The course of
the meal was enlivened by several caba-
ret acts, including singing, instrumental
music, and as a climax an Oriental
dancer, whose act was the feature of the
Mr. C. E. Brockman acted as toast-
master and after-dinner speeches were
made by Mr. W. W. Watkin of the In-
stitute, Air. R. W. Franklin, Mr. Todd
of the Chronicle, Mr. Caufield of the
Post and Coach H. N. Roe.
Mr. Franklin, who is an alumnus of
Texas University and a friend of ath-
letics generally, Was had a standing offer
for over a year of a banquet to the "R"
Association on the occasion of our first
defeat of Texas in any line of sport. He
again referred to his offer and there
was a general feeling expressed that
his banquet would be due about October
2, when Rice opens the football season
In addition to this offer of Mr.
Franklin's, Afr. Weatherford added that
the first team who defeated Texas in
either football or baseball could have
anything they wanted in the way of ban-
quets, dances, sweaters, blankets, etc.
The party broke up about 12:30,
when a special, car carried most of the
guests back to the Institute.
TO BE ORGANIZED
MICE PROFESSORS TAKE LEADING
PART !N ORGANIZATION.
Membership Open to Those Who Have
Spent Two or More Years in
A University Club is planned for
Houston, whose members will be men
who have attended college for at least
two years. A meeting was held Tues-
day of last week, when a committee was
appointed for preparing the plans of for-
mation for the University Ctub.
Dr. T. L. Blayney and Dr. Stockton
Axson took a leading part in arousing
the interest of a number of university
men in Houston, and Dr. Btayney is one
of the committee now at work prepar-
ing for the actual organization of the
A junior university membership is
aiso planned, for the benefit of the
younger men who have not become es-
tablished in business or in professions.
The by-iaws of the University Club,
when formed, wiil probably read:
"The membership wiit be open to ait
men who. have attended for at teast two
years any recognized medical, theolog-
ical or academic institution, as weil as
the training schools of the United States
army and navy."
It was the opinion in the preliminary
meeting that Houston has for a iong
time feit the need of such an organiza-
tion. Its purpose, as expressed by sev-
eral of those attending the initial meet-
ing, will be to encourage the intellect-
ual and academic atmosphere of the
city. It will not seek to compete with
any existing clubs.
The committee on plans for organiza-
tion consists of A. C. Ford, chairman;
Will C. Hogg, Wiiiiam D. Cleveland, F.
M. Law, Sterling Myer, Patmer Hutche-
son, Roy Watson and Dr. Blayney.
IN INTER-CLASS MEET
Juniors and Ereshics Show Up Well in
The second annual interclass meet
was held oh the athietic field Saturday,
April 29, the Sophomores proving vic-
torious. Last year's meet was simply
a contest between the Freshmen and
Sophomores, but this year's meet wit-
nessed a close race between the Fresh-
men. Sophomores and Juniors. The
final score was: Sophomores, 54 1-2;
Freshmen. 35; Juniors, 34 1-2, the
Seniors coming out last with 10 points.
For over three-quarters of the meet the
result was in doubt, the Juniors show-
ing unexpected strength, leading during
the greater part of the meet, only to be
passed by the Freshmen and Sopho-
mores. The Seniors had only three men
out, and could really have done better
if all of their men had shown up. Spiller
and White were tied for the honor of
being the highest point winner, both
having I 5 to their credit. Men who are
on the track squad regularly were not
allowed to enter in more than three
events, aside from the relay. The relay
was cut down to % mile, each man run-
ning only 220 yards. The Freshmen and
Sophomores were the only two classes to
enter teams in this event, the Fresh-
men team proving the winner.
The team winning the relay race wilt
be presented with a beautiful sea) by
Air. C. E. Brockman, while the winner of
the meet, the Sophomores, will have
their name engraved on the silver loving
cup presented for that purpose last
No exceptional marks were made in
any of the events, but a number of
men who had never been out showed
unlpoked for form and with a little
training should develop into point win-
ners in a regular meet.
100-yard Dash—Spiller (S) first.
Farthing (F) second, DuVal (F) third,
Owln (Sp) fourth; time, 10 4-5.
120-Yard High Hurdles—Fendley (J)
first, Waters (J) second, White (Sp)
third, Kingsland (F) fourth; time. 18
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Plans Made for Fina) Bali.
('. H. Wooten, Manager Finn) Mali.
FINAL BALL TO BE
STUT)EXTS ACE URGED TO GET
Dnte is Set fur June )2th—WiH Wind
U;t tin- (ommencoment
The pians for the Fina! Hail have now
taken on a definite form, and, according
to the president of the 1-inai Hal], Air.
C. H. Wooten, the committee is fairiy
certain of sufficient funds to catty these
pians out in full.
In formuiating these pians it has been
the primary aim of the committee not
oniy to make this, Hice's First Com-
mencement Bali, the most elaborate af-
fair ever given in the name of the Rice
right at the start for the succeeding
Final Balis. To do this (he commit-
tee realized that it wouid be necessary,
on account of the iimit<?d funds of the
present smaii student body, to obtain
another source of revenue. They de-
cided on the usua) practice of same of
the other schoots over the country-—
that, of asking representative people of
the city, and especiaiiy those interested
in the schoo), to act. in the capacity of
patrons and patronesses. The students
in tins way confer a slight honor on
those asked, or at least pay them it com-
piiment, and at the same time receive
financial aid at their hands. Letters
to the patrons and patronesses were
posted a fortnight ago, and the commit-
tee has been receiving responses in
nearly every tnaii.
The committee has in this way taken
about two-thirds of the expenses off the
shoulders of the students. Every stu-
dent. who possibiy can shouid take ad-
vantage of this opportunity, not only of
going to his future aima mater's first
commencement bait, but aiso of witness-
ing the first commencement exercises.
The date for the baii has been set for
the evening of June 12th, the com-
mencement .exercises being calendared
lor the morning of the same day on the
campus green. The dance wili be given
in the bail room of the Rice Hotei, and
will be preceded by a short reception
in the Rice parlors. Punch wiii be
served during the entire evening and at
midnight a compiete buffet supper will
be handed around. During this inter-
mission a special cabaret, program wiii
furnish an added attraction. Supper wiii
be followed by a cotiiiion, which wiil be
the occasion for giving out. substantial
favors. The music will be furnished by
a ten-piece orchestra, in charge of
Thayer and Lang.
It is absolutely necessary that the
committee know how many students
are coming to this ball before the fa-
vors and programs are ordered. These
students are earnestly requested to buy
first-payment tickets as soon as pos-
sibie. These tickets are in the hands
of Messrs. Cunningham, Gwin and
Prick. The committee has to sell these
first tickets to be on the safe side.
Admit tickets will then be sold when the
exact number of students who are com-
ing is ascertained, and the final price of
admission is fixed. The maximum price
has been set at $3.50.
EVEN BREAK WITH
S. U. ENDS SEASON
SHYEHtL tiit E MEX [M AY THEiR
LAST COLLEGE GAME.
Mathorm- i^tses on Account of Errors.
Wootcn Pitches a Shut-out
When the Owis piayed the Methodists
two games, Tuesday ami Wednesday,
they played their last games of the sea-
son. They broke even with the Aletli-
odists in these two games and ended
their season with a shut-out victory
Tlte iirst game also looked like a
2-to-0 victory for the Owis, but they
blankly refused it. and donated it to S.
t'. in the ninth inning. This win gives
Mice a total number of three victories,
only two of which are in the T. 1 A.
With the end of the seasoti. three of the
Owls Wooten, t'lyce and Longley
ended their college baseball careers
The other men are all eligible next year
and should form the nucleus of a win
hirst S. U. (^attte.
The story of Bice's iirst game with S.
U. sounds like one of those fictitious
games you read about. Two teen out,
two strikes on the batter, tlx- last half
of the ninth inning, the bases !ui). w it it
the opponents several runs ahe;]d Then
the hero but the real hero wa- tacking
in Tuesday's game, in this case 'lie bat-
ter merely hit an easy tly to h tt field:
the fielder dropped it, and then heaved
a wihl otte to second, the batter atnl two
runners scoring. Such is the way in
which the Owls refused a two-tun vie
The real feature of the game was the
pitchers' duct during the Iirst seven in-
nings. Hathorne adorned the mound
for the Owls, and with the exception of
a little wildttess, was in splendid lorttt.
"Jabbo" pitched winning ball, and i<
was no fault of his that he missed a
Watson, the young Southwestern
right-hander, had tots of stuff and
pitched a beautiful game. He allowed
the Owls htt): three hits and was jerked
its the ninth with two down because he
was getting wild. McLarty. a portsider,
repiaced Watson, and forced in a rut!
by a waik the first thing. McLarty had
just pitched against A. and M. the day
Neither team scored until the seventh,
when ileywood got on by a wild heav -
from Matlock on a ground hall. Hey
wood went to second on the wild throw
and scored on Hodges' hot one across
in the eighth, with one down, Ha-
thorne hit safely and took second on a
passed bait. ,Chandier went, out, hut
Clyce anti Oripon both waiked. iiliitig
the bases. Here Ashton snatched Wat-
son and sent tit McLarty, the bespec-
iacted. But he also faiied to find the
pan and forced in a run by walking
ileywood. Fouts fiew out, making three
in the ninth Laws ied off with a hit
through second. Baker was safe when
('handier iet his rolier go through to
center field, and Laws went to second.
Snitth fanned, but McLarty singled to
ieft and Laws, trying to score, was
killed at the ptate by another one of
Fouts' pegs. Then, with Baker on third,
McLarty on second, and two strikes on
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TENNIS CLUB TO
The members of the Girts Tennis t'itth
can be seen on the courts braving the
sun at most any afternoon now.
Reason? Every giri covets that prize
offered in the fast-approaching tourna-
ment, and is fully determined to do her
ievel best to get it.
The semi-finais wiii be heid on Aiay
2"; the finals, on June 10. Both these
events wiii be a part of the entertain-
ment planned for the Seniors.
AH entries must be made before Aiay
17. Up to date the entries are as fol-
Alisses Weinberg and Alartin.
Misses Stratford and Taylor.
Misses Bonart and Hirsch.
Misses Adele and Camile Waggaman.
^)1 these girls will enter the sittgles
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