The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, April 6, 1917 Page: 3 of 6
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THE THRESHER, APRIL b, 1917
KM KOXiAX MTEHARY SOUKTY.
In regular meeting Wednesday,
March 28, the Hiceonians elected the
J. P. Markham, president; F. H.
Whitaker, vice-president: H. M. Bui-
brook, treasurer; N. A. West, recording
secretary; itoiand Bradiey, correspond-
ing secretary; J. E. Niiand, critic; K. N.
The society has been meeting regu-
ittriy since the beginning of the third
term. Attendance has been good and
much interest has been shown. The pro-
grant committee has devised a good pian
for making the meetings more interest-
ing and perhaps more profitabie. Act-
ing on its suggestion, the ciub has taken
up in detail the study of the life of Leo
Tolstoy, the great Russian philosopher
and writer. Mr. Hanna furnished an
interesting paper on the eariy life of
Toistoy, in which it was clearly notice-
able that there is enough humor as
weil as other kinds of interest connect-
ed with the man's life to keep a study
of it front becoming duil. Another
thing that has formed interesting bits
of the society's programs from time tc
time has been the reading of a number
of those thrilling poems that are found
in "The Spell of the Yukon," by Rob-
ert W. Service. They are so well fitted
to recital and are so full of life amt
emotion thai? they are worth taking ut.
in any society.
Hut the club has not lost interest in
debating. Its team, composed of Messrs.
Brooks and Bradley, met the Owls in
'he annual Freshman debate between
the "o societies on the night of March
26. There were quite a few present to
listen to the well prepared speakers
The judges gave a two-to-one decision
to the Owls, but the Riceonians are not
discouraged. Some one has to iose in
every contest, and it is as laudable to
iose nobly as to win nobiy. No doubt
both societies are already contemplat-
ing the time in the near future when
they will send teams to meet each other
that are chosen front the society as a
whole. This should be a very interest-
ing debate and should serve to rouse
new spirit on both sides.
C. A. auditorium. Prof. P. W. Horn
will be one judge and the two societies
will each appoint another judge.
The Owl Society is steadiiy growing
in spirit and in numbers. At this meet-
ing Mr. Julian K. Fruit was admitted as
a new member.
Y. M. C. A.
The annual election of oNicers of the
Y. M. C. A. was heid Thursday evening,
March 29. F. H. Whitaker was elected
president for the coming year, with S.
P. Coleman for vice-president and T. M.
Keavety for secretary-treasurer. Each
of the new officers made a short speech,
discussing various phases of college Y.
M. C. A. work, and .pledged him-
self to do his utmost for the advance-
ment of the local association.
Some routine business was transacted
and the members engaged in a general
discussion of plans for the coming year,
after which the meeting adjourned.
The members feel that the most ef-
ficient officers possible have been se-
cured, and that the new administration
will do a great deal toward making the
Y. M. G. A. a potent, vital factor in the
student life at the Institute.
It is probable that the new adminis-
tration will very shortly announce defi-
nite plans for the big open meeting to
be given by the Y. M. C. A. in the near
future. An interesting program is be-
ing prepared, and the meeting will be
open to all men of th<e Institute.
The series of Sunday morning talks
by Professor Tsanoff is being continued,
after the slight interruption due to the
recent examinations. There will be no
lecture Easter Sunday, however, in or-
der not to conflict with plans of students
for that day. These talks are interest-
ing and entertaining to any open-mind-
ed, thinking person, and more of the
students should take advantage of them.
OWL LITHHAHY SOttKTY.
At the regular meeting of the Owl
Literary Society, Friday, March 30, the
following program was carried out:
An oration by R. K. Rothrock.
Debate: "Resolved, That the movies
of Houston should close on Sundays."
Affirmative, O. L. Cain and U. G. Rid-
dle; negative, R. W. Patten and B. C.
Three visitors, Messrs. Fruit, Hop-
kins and Raglands, were appointed
judges of the best speaker. This honor
they gave to Mr. Harris. The society
as a whole decided that the debate was
won by the affirmative side.
After the program plans for the big
tttock trial coming April 6 were dis-
cussed. The Owl-Jeffersonlan debate is
to be held about April 23 at the Y. M.
y. w. t. A.
New officers have been elected for
the coming Y. W. C. A. year, that is,
for the year from March, 1917, to
March, 1918. Mavis Ward was elected
president, Otis Pearson vice-president,
Florence MacAliister secretary, and
Sarah Lane treasurer.
Each year the Y. W. C. A. here sends
a delegate, their president, (.o the State
Volunteer Conference. This year, on
March 23 and 24, Miss Mavis Ward at-
tended. She reports a "delightful pro-
gram and hospitable treatment."
Miss Ward reported on the Student
Volunteer Conference at the last tweet-
ing of the Y. \V. The rest of the pro-
gram consisted of a short opening pray-
ar and a very interesting speech on
"Personal Extravagance" by Miss Ver-
Mr. Pound of the Mechanical En-
gineering Department read a lecture
prepared by the S. K. F. liali Bearing
Company of Hartford, Conn., at the
regular meeting of the Engineering So-
ciety, Tuesday night, April 3. in the bi-
ology iecture room. The lecture was
entitled "The Present Applications ot
Pali Bearings," and was iilustrated by
150 lantern slides.
The methods and materials empioyed
in the manufacture of the bearings were
first explained and illustrated, and an
explanation of the operation of bati
bearings in comparison with plain and
roller bearings was then made. Many
slides were then shown on the screen
illustrating the many different ma-
chines in which the bail bearings are
employed, and many interesting appii-
cations were noted.
The society adjourned to the com-
mons after the iecture and held a busi-
ness meeting. A design for an En-
gineering Society pin was submitted fot
After the adjournment of the meet-
ing, refreshments consisting of sand
wiches and coffee were enjoyed by the
A very interesting and profitabie
meeting of the French Club was held
on Tuesday evening, March 27, with a
large percentage of the membership
Miss Florence McAliister was elected
to fill the office of program committee
chairman after accepting Miss Louise
Beraud's resignation. Mr. Harry Gor-
don was put on the committee to take
the place of Miss McAllister.
A report on the piay, which is to be
given by the club was made, and a ten-
tative cast was announced. Subsequent-
iy it has been decided to present the
play at a much later date than April
24, so that we can work it up in aimost
professional styie. The date, place and
fuli cast of characters will be given in
the next issue of The Thresher.
The program for the evening was
tttade up of two weil-rendered vioiin
pieces by Mr. Brogniez; a poem, Mus-
set's "The Lake," read by Miss Patter-
son-Smyth; a vocal duet by Misses Itowe
and Stratford, and a fiag game, which
was a test of one's knowledge of geog-
raphy. After the program, brick ice
cream and cakes were served.
TENNIS SEMI FINALS
TO BE HEI.D THURSDAY
The semi-ftnais of the interciass ten-
nis tournament are to be held Thursday,
April 12, at 4:30 on thu giris' tennis
courts. Miss Helen Weinberg, Senior
champion, plays Miss Tillie Hirsch, the
Sophomore champion; while Miss Ca-
mille Waggaman, representing the Jun-
ior class, plays Miss Kitty Filson, the
Freshman's fairest hope. Be sure to
come and root for your class represen-
Committee on Examinations and
Standing to Fair Co-ed: "Eny, meeny,
miny, mo, one more cut and out you
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