The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 13, 1919 Page: 2 of 4
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THE THRESHER. MARCH 1$. 191$
A weekly periodical published by the
students At the Itice institute at
Entered as second-class matter October
17, 1916, at the postoffice at Hous-
ton, Texas, under tne Act of March
Per Copy 10c
Per Term 50c
Student subscriptions provided for in
Student Association membership fee.
Business Office, Room 104 Administra-
J. H. Shannon Editor-in-Chief
P. F. liobb Managing Editor
Noia McCarty Associate Editor
Graham Peck Business Manager
W. E. Hell Circulation Manager
Anna Shirmer Asst. Cir. Mgr.
S. E. Davis..
\V. il. Moier.
. .Asst. Athletic Editor
.1. F. Jungman Parkman Johnson
J. )t. Peterson Leon Uromherg
M. S. McCormtotkiie H. K. Aladdrey
('. li. Peckers
H. H. Heath. Y. Al. C. A.
E. A. Cain. Exchanges
Maurine Miiis Grace Eeahe
F. Foote '1'iitie Hirsci)
Catherine Kuehn Cad W'orthatn
ttnby Soutt) Leata Stnitti
Sarah i.atie Mary Ctarke Weir
\iarie Eouise Hogg. E. H. E. S.
[.oni^e Foreman. V. \V. C. A.
Aiina Xemii'. Cirts' Tennis
]ha Cooperman, Mettorah
The pressure of the times will explain
and in a measure account for the short-
comings of this issue of The Thresher.
Xi'ws. other than some new torture in
examination, is at a premium. Every-
one has been dormant, hoiding their
breath, waiting and preparing for the
last week. And right now we are in
the midst of the fray and stiil iighting
hard, but nevertheiess doing nothing
out of the regular prescribed, tri-tnonth-
Ciubs and societies have skipped this
week. Nothing new has been seen ex-
cept (he new growth on the Fish' head.
The staff has been pushed with exams,
tin' same as the rest. Those few. how-
ever, who have been especiaiiy good to
tie!p. have made this edition possible
if not readable.
EETTEU AW t HOI X(i.
The constitution of the student asso-
ciation declares that "a committee shail
be appointed by the president of the
"tiifh "bait, in conjunction
wit)) the athietic director, award ail let-
ters. cups attd medais in athletics."
Where is that committee? The iet-
lers for the basketbaii season wili soot)
lie awarded. Are the students going to
have a hand in deciding who shall te-
t-eive letters? There has been some dis-
satisfaction in the past on account of
the ietter awarding.
As a protection to the athletic direc-
tor and a? the right of the students,
this committee should be appointed at
on e. and shouid get into action immedi-
There is stiii existent at Rice too
muti) of a certain variety of calamity
howiing. The word "stiii" is used be-
cause last year dissatisfaction was ram-
pant. Differences were patched up,
however, and it was thought that aii
wottid run smoothly thereafter. And
so it should have been, but such was not
There is present, particulariy among
the upper classmen, a spirit that,
makes itseif manifest in various forms
of what is caiied "griping." The usual
form taken is that which gives vent to
the dolorous expression that "itice has
Why has Hice no spirit? The indi-
vidual student shouid stop and consid-
er. Hy a!i means, this eternal crab-
bing should cease. Hice wiit never
have much spirit as iong as a bunch
of soreheads continue to emphatically
deciare that no spirit is here.
What, have you done to remedy this
iack of spirit? You foster it by dis-
cussion. Quit taiking about it. Hice
has no spirit, eh? Have you any?
"1 hope that you are not of the sort
of students who believe that they can
get more out of the college atmosphere
than the college curriculum." So said
David F. Houston, secretary of agricul-
ture, in beginning a talk to Rice stu-
dents last March.
A great text for a great talk. The
idea persists in some quarters that, a
college education consists for the most
part in mixing around, meeting people,
being socially active, tubbing shoulders
with the men and women of the world,
and in merely imbibing tli^ college air.
That idea is erroneous. While those
things have a definite and necessary
part in college life, the idea that they
constitute the main benefits to be de-
rived from attending college is aituost
it is application to the curriculum
which enables a man to get the most
out of coilege. However naturally gift-
ed one may be, it is industry that
counts. Industry and application.
These signs conquer, in engineering,
architecture, business, in any walk of
life the fact stands.
There is no necessity of one being
what, is termed a grind, but the average
college student could have about a lOtt
per cent larger quantity of this grind
quailty and benefit much thereby.
Here the BOY6
Are QOiNO to
APiECE for THEiR
in the S. A. T. C!
Such a DISPLAY
Of SPRING SUITS
As will RESULT.
WHAT the CO-EDS
Want to KNOW
in the R. O. T. C.
Of LAST year?
For the WEARING
Of ARMY DUDS?
And doing CALISTHENICS?
THEY desire NEW
And CANNOT see
WHY the U. S.
Does not AH) them
To REALIZE their
RECEIVE the said
That RICE girls
In this WAR!
Cuttings ant! Cnta.
Beware the ides of March!
Sociology is a series of outlines, lec-
tured on in class, and to be memorized
the night before the Hnai.
Chem. 300 is a system of hieroglyph-
ics copied in note books and vainly in-
spected for Interpretation at exam,
Gee! Look at the fuss between Fan
and Mehitable! Wonder if spring made
their thoughts turn to that?
Flunko, flunkere, faculty. Hred.
Heard on the street: "What are the
new Rice colors—Green and what?"
All around me people are
With their hopes and dreams,
Tightly fastened to a star;
Grasping wildly for the beams.
Some are working for the goal
With their strong right arms;
Others praying that their souls
Be safely guarded from all harm.
Some are praying, yet afraid,
Afraid of the truths of life;
Wondering of what the soui's made
And its use in this world of strife.
Some are heroes, big and strong,
From the fields of France;
Lives of sorrows and of songs
On life's canvas dance.
Am i human for any cause?
i wonder why I'm here;
I'd like to break old Nature's laws
And make all mysteries clear.
-W. M. B.
He put his arm around her,
The color left her cheek;
And on the shoulder of his coat
It stayed about a week.
A Controversy in Three Acts.
Dear Fan: Last week you wrote a verse
In which you cursed your lot;
Were jealous of the girls with beaux—
Because you had them not.
I hear your luck has turned by now,
They cail you "one of them";
Tis rumored he was haudsome,
And how proud you were of him!
Ensembie did you saily forth,
The night before exams..
While alt the "ossie iassies"
Remained at home for crams.
I'i! bet you'l be a bad fiirt yet—
And when you bust Eco
You'ii iaugh and say, "Welt, i don't
I'm giad I had my beau!"
Remember, you're agin' ear puffs;
You like not cheeks too pink;
Don't practice vamping arts on him,
Or eise—what shall we think?
Fan got the poem, written for her,
And it has caused her grief,
For she is truty innocent—
This is her strong belief.
To think that she would be so base
That she wouid harm a friend;
Has caused Fan so much misery
That we fear her life will end.
The shock to her has been so hard
She weeps and tears her hair;
What a shame that this sweet young
Should wither in despair.
She vows and swears that she is good;
That she has done no wrong;
And says that she will not speak to a
Though her life be ever so long.
Listen, girls, take warning and heed,
Says Miss Fan, who now is so wise,
"Don't look at a boy another girl likes,
That is, if you value your eyes."
Dear Fan: bury the hatchet,
And hide it deep, right now!
For if this thing goes further
There's sure to be a row.
She thinks it's gotte too far by far.
She thinks you're fierce already;
For can't you see the thing that hurts?
You're about to vamp her steady!
We Wonder Why?
We would like to ask Miss Louise
Moore why she phoned Edwin Lunn
when she heard that a burglar was*in
the house next door.
Mr. Caldweil in History 300: "We
got about a haif century behind during
the influenza epidemic."
We don't understand why Mr. Draper
should suspect a Chem. 300 girl of his
personal mention in the last edition of
The Thresher—although we all regret
Seniors are supposed to be dignified, of
Supposed to know where they're
But Miss Marguerite John is one that
Always know just where she's at.
She went to French exam, the other day
And answered the questions well,
But they were meant for another class.
That's what I call a "sell."
Secretary Houston was formerly
president of Texas University and presi-
dent of other coileges. He knows what
he is taiking about.
The sun is shining—
The pansy-bordered beds are bright and
The tali pines in the wind are silver
Rejoice!—I passed today!
The wind is wailing!
Deep sombre shadows darken ail my
The thick pines moan and bow beneath
Oh, weep!—I fiunked today.
My hand is trembling;
A letter rests upon the tarnished tray.
Within its fold, signed by a heartless
There rests—my fate today!
Memories of the Flu.
When your back is broke, and your eye
And your shin bones kick, and your
tongue is furred,
And your tonsiis squeak, and your hair
And you are dog-gone sure you are
going to die.
But you're scared you won't, and afraid
Just drag to bed and have your chill,
And pray the Lord to see you through
For you've got the "Flue," boy; you've
got the "Flue."
When your toes curl ttp, and your belt
And you're twice as mean as a Thomas
And life is long and dismal curse
And your food all tastes like a hard
When your lattice aches, and your
head's a buzz,
And nothing is as It ever was—
Here are my sad regrets to you,
You've got the ' Flue," boy; you've got
What's it like, this Spanish "Flue"?
Ask nte, brother, for I've been through
it is misery out of despair,
It pulls your teeth and curls your hair.
It thins your blood, and bends your
It (His your throat with moans and
And, sometimes, maybe, you get well,
Some call It "Flue," I call It Hell!
Youthful Spring Clothes
/or College Young Men
YOUTHFULNESS in spirit
and appearance are these new
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Show ing an extensive variety
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The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 13, 1919, newspaper, March 13, 1919; Houston, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth229822/m1/2/?q=influenza: accessed December 7, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rice University Woodson Research Center.