The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 15, 1920 Page: 1 of 4
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BICE INSTITUTE, HOUSTON, TEXAS, JANUARY 16, 1920
MR wwt min enE
GAME MARKED BY PERFECT TEAM WORK AND
FtGHT ON PART OF OWLS-SCORE 50-20
impetus Gained !n First Ha!f Carries Gray and Biue
Over Weak Come-Back Staged in Second Half
By T. C. U.
Our brtHiant basket ball prospects,
that were so dimmed by the loss of
Tlmtnons and Gerlach, again assumed
a rosy rue when the Owls pulled down
the long end of a 50-20 score against
the boys from Texas Christian Univer-
sity. The game was a riot during the
first half,,the Owls rolling up 38 points
whil& the Horned Toads chalked up
only four to their credit. During the
second period, the T. C. U. crew staged
a weak comeback against the subs that
Coach Mann had sent in to relieve the
The perfect team work of the Owls,
and their fight in the first half cinched
the game for the Blue and Gray. The
entire team worked with a machine-like
regularity throughout the first period,
chalking up tally after tally by a
straight tip to a forward, a pass to the
center, and two points scored.
The visitors were weak in passing,
and a fatal tendency toward long shots
cost them many a sure point. The
stubby little forward showed class at
times, but was erratic. The real back-
bone of the opposition was Bradford, at
center. Twelve of their 20 points to his
credit, coupled with the aggressiveness
he showed, made him the star of the
The team play that Coach Mann has
drilled into our men stood them in good
stead Thursday night, the Horned Frogs
finding it impossible to break up the
passing, or to check their men when
we got the sphere under our ring. There
was always a forward free to loop the
ball in easily.
Coach Mann started the affair with
big Alex at center, "Doc" Lovett and
Coleman at forward, Delia Valle and
Brown at guards. From the jump this
aggregation proceeded to deliver the
goods. From the first toss of the bait
It was evident that the Owls were right.
Alexander got the jump, tipped the ball
to Coleman, who passed it back to Alex.
Alex tossed it through for the first two
points, and the riot was on.
Leslie Coieman, of Corpus Christi,
Freshman member of the squad, won
the place as high scorer, totaling nine
field goais. Alexander followed him
with seven to his credit. Delia Valle
and Brown made it hard for the Chris-
tians to tally. Brown's speed carried
him all over the floor, fighting the ball
every minute, while Dell lay in wait for
any enterprising visitor who might nab
the ball under the ring, nipping his
hopes for a goal in the bud.
T. C. U.—Easley and Turner, for-
wards. Benny, Smith, Wingo and
Ogan, guards. Bradford, center.
Rice—Lovett, Coleman, Rose and
Kennedy, forwards. Brown, Delia Valle,
Matliewson attd. Winsboroagh, guards.
Field goals—Easley 2, Turner &,
Bradford 6, Lovett 3, Coleman 9, Alex-
ander 7, Delia Valle 2, Kennedy 2.
Foul shots—Lovett 4.
VtOMXIST OFFERS TO DIRECT
One of Houston's most prominent vio-
linists, in a talk with a member of the
Orchestra, has offered his services to
build up and direct a real musical com-
bination at the Institute. He says,
"There is no reason why there can not
be an orchestra organized at Rice which,
in a short time, could play either at
local concerts or in nearby towns."
The orchestra which existed previous
to the holidays has been disorganized,
but the growing interest in an orchestra,
coupled with the above offer, will no
doubt lead to a creditable organization.
NEW BUILDING FOR
TO BE LAUNCHED
Mans for Elaborate Structure Com-
pleted and Construction to Begin
Plans have been drawn and work will
start soon on a $50,000 Community
House for the students of that institu-
tion, it was announced Friday.
The project Is a part of the work of
the large program of community work
undertaken by the Episcopal churches
of thla diocese, and will be carried out
with funds secured during the nation-
wide drive of the Episcopal Church for
enlarged church activities throughout
the United States.
The plans for this diocese also In-
clude the enlargement of community
house facilities at the University of Tex-
as, the medical branch of the Univer-
sity of Texas at Qalveston, and the Sam
Houston Normal at Huntsvllle.
The community work at Rice Insti-
tute started with the beginning of the
term in temporary quarters and up to
Christmas 3,000 meals had been served
to women alone.
The plans for the Community House
at Rice were drawn by instructors in
architecture at the Institute.
A nation-wide thrift campaign will be
launched Saturday, the birthday of Ben-
jamin Franklin. January 17th to 25th
lias been designated as Thrift Week, and
during the week every effort will be
made to drive the lessons of conserva-
Local theatres will show thrift flints,
a different film for each day, and a dif-
ferent lesson in thrift in each film.
There is no lesson harder to learn
than that of being thrifty,*says back-
ers of the movement. Theodore Roose-
velt said, "Thrift is common sense ap-
plied to spending," and one of Andrew
Carnegie's principles of life was "spend
less than you earn."
Thrift, as the first principle of suc-
cess, as the enemy of bolshevism, as the
greatest force that can be exerted to re-
duce the high cost of living, will be put
before the public in every way possibie.
On account of the mid-year examina-
tions the thrift campaign in the public
schools will not begin until January
26th. The next issue of the School
Mirror will be devoted to the subject,
and pupils of the schools will be asked
to prepare compositions on the various
phases of the subject.
During the entire week incidental les-
sons on thrift, emphasized from every
possible angle, will be given, and the
pupils will be shown how to save and
how to Increase their efficiency.
the local committee will meet to-
night at 8 o'clock at the Y. M. C. A.
Some for Dr. Bray.
What Is the upper corner of a circle?
What Is the method of proving the
presence of our Imaginary line?
How do you construct a half round
Girl to Thresher Man—"See here,
you are printing a bunch of lies about
Thresher Man—"Yes, but how would
you like to have me print the truth?"
LEAP YEAR OAMCE AT
SCORES B!E RtT
LK KY WERE THE BOYS WHO
"tt Wilt Show Who (ht- Popular Boys
"Are," Admits Fair Co-ed En
Route to Affair via Five-
t ent Ei<ftti<.
That Leap Year dance! Yen, it was
a huge success. On Wednesday evening.
January 14th, many of the fair co-eds
were seen escorting some of the manly
"eds" to the Community House, where
Charlie Dixon's Orchestra was waiting
to give them some real "jazz" music.
It was quite novel for the boys to have
their programs filled by the girls, but
even mote novel was the fact that there
were about ten extra girls who didn't
fail to make the dance liveiy by break-
in on the encores.
During intermissions the giris took
the boys for strolis, bought them ice
cream, mints, etc. Buttonhole bouquets
were aiso very much in evidence.
Mrs. Kalb and Mrs. Biake were the
most charming chaperones.
PLANS UNDER WAY
FOR JUNIOR PROM
The Junior prom is under way as a
result of the class meeting Wednesday
noon. An assessment of five doliars
per member was voted by the ciass, and
it is held a matter of class honor to pay
the dues promptly.
Contrary to precedent the prom will
Club because of the greater convenience
in location and the better floor. The
date set was a Monday night early in
The matter of pictures for the Cam-
panile is aiso brought to the attention
of the class. Junior pictures are to be
made at Fletchers, in the Goggan Build-
ing, at $1.75 per, with a reduced rate
if the student wishes a number of prints.
Attend to the matter at once and so
avoid the rush if it. becomes necessary
to have the pictures made over.
PICTURES FOR THE
M, SUMTM MSM
MRUS WMTMS MB
( lub to H<- Strictly Informal In Xature.
To Study Modern Short-story
At Dr. Axson's suggestion a number
of students from the Junior and Senior
classes, who are interested in writing
as an art, met with him Tuesday after-
noon to arrange for organizing a Writ-
ers' Club at Rice.
The meetings of the group, it. was
agreed, wiii be entirety informa). There
will he no club officers. "However,"
Dr. Axson said, "let it be distinctly un-
derstood that this is not a class. 1 wi)!
teii you my opinion. You may, and
probably often wili, disagree. Then we
shali protit by discussion."
Attendance upon meetings wiii not:
be compuisory, nor wiii any extra cred-
its be given those who join the group.
Students who come once or twice and
find themselevs not. interested wiii he
at iiborty to drop out.
The particular study of the ciub wili
be the modern short story, with stress
upon "how they do it." Short piays,
new verse, moving picture scenarios
wiii aiso be considered as requested by
Those students who know Dr. Axson
wiii appreciate what an opportunity
these meetings wili afford to broaden
the individuai knowledge of modern lit-
erature. It is not every day oue meets
a man of his wide experience, delight-
ful personality and conversational
Meetings wiU be heid every Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'ciock in Room 311,
MEETMG HELD FOR
LEAGUE OF NAUONS
EXTH! SUSM SHOWX BY A),). WHO
WERE PRESEXT. ^
VOTE FOLLOWS MASS MEEHMG
!)rs. Axson. Blayney, Gttcrard. Watket
and Members of Student Body Set
Forth Ideas on the League.
IRVIN S. COBB WILL
LECTURE IN HOUSTON
i'anxms Humorist WiU Deliver Person-
alty a Talk Entitled "Made In
Before Christmas few of yon had your
pictures taken for the Campanile. This
is your last chance now and it is up to
you to go down right away and attend
to this matter. You have paid your
Blanket Tax and. are entitled to a Cam-
panile-—and, of course, you don't want
the book to go out over the State with-
out your smiling countenance shining
from the pages. If yon want to see
yourselves as others gee you out at
Rice, you'd better hasten your dragging
feet down to the photographer's and let
him snap your beauty before some ugiy
person breaks the camera.
The Freshmen and Sophomores are to
go to Gray's Studio, in the same block
with the Rice Hotei over Riesling's Drug
Store. Go next week, absolutely, if you
can make it.
Juniors and Seniors go to Fletcher's I
Studio. This is upstairs in the Goggan ,
Building. Caps and gowns wiii be down
there for the Seniors.
Of course, the sooner you get your
picture taken, the quicker the Campa-!
nile can come out, and the more satis-
fled you'll be. If you do your part, j
we'll do ours.
Then there are the snapshots. We
want everybody to turn in some of some
kind. Get out with your kodak—for
you want this to be your book to show
yout friends. We need about three hun-
dred snapshots in all, and If you'd like
to be In with the crowd, get busy! Turn
in anything cute you know that wiii
liven up the book. Pictures are com-
ing In fast and we haven't room for
everyone. So come early and avoid the
Irvin S. Cobb, who ranks, as a hu-
morist, a!ong with Mark Twain, whose
short stories and personai essays have
tickied the funny bones of miliions of
Americans, wili iecture in the City Au-
ditorium February 3rd, under the
auspices of the Woman's Ciub.
Irvin Cobb, as a humorist, is an
American institution. He is as much a
part of America as base^aii and jazz.
As to persona) attractions, Cobb has ac-
curatciy described himself as foiiows:
"1 should say that, in appearance he
is rather buiky, standing six feet high,
not especiaiiv beautiful, a tight roan in
coior, with a btack mane. His figure is
undecided, but might be calied bunchy
itt places. He beiongs to several cittbs,
including the Yonkers Pressing Club
and the Park Hiti Democratic Ciub
and the Park Hit] Democratic Marching
Club, and has aiways, iike his father,
who was a Confederate, voted the demo-
cratic ticket. He has had but one wife
and one chitd and still has them. In
reiigion he is an innocent bystander."
Cobb's cub reporter stories, his taies
of oid Judge I'riest, his American Van-
dai and other humorous essays, had
made him famous long before the ad-
vent of the great war, but the wonder-
ful accounts he sent home, from behind
the German lines in the early part of
the war and from behind the lines of
the Atiies in the iatter part, added im-
measurably to his fame. He witnessed
the horrors of the invasion of Belgium
from behind the German lines; he saw
thavoc wrought among the Allied
armies when Germany threatened to
break the Western Front in 191S, and
he saw the American Expeditionary
Forces turn retreat to advance in the
summer of the same year.
Cobb's tectures, both serious and hu-
morous, have instructed thousands of
Americans during the last few years.
His newest lecture." Made in America,"
witi be delivered here. It will no doubt
be humorous, but Cobb, though best
known, is not at his best purely as a
humorist. And as this is his best lec-
ture, there probably will be a serious
His serious stories, such as "The
itt active response to i)ie mosemout
set on foot by the stud<)ii publications
of the larger Hasten) universities, the
students and faculty of Hice met last
Monday morning, January )2th, in the
Physics Amphitheatre for a discussion
of the League of Nations and Use Peace
Treaty. These cotiege papers had sett)
out a iist of four attitudes. Inter sup-
piemented by two more, upon tie' ac-
ceptance or rejecting ol' lite Cosenatu
of the League of Nations ami th<-
Treaty of Peace. These propositions
were pretiy ciosely coincident svith the
several positions lately taken in the
j Pnited States Senate, and the vote was
I asked with no motive more ulterior titan
thai: of finding out what the (presum-
ably) thinking men and women of
American universities and colleges had
to say on a subject so intimately int'-t-
woven with national life and poli< \ \
vote taken under such glreutnptHtn-es '
iacks the inevitable hitter and irrational
tinge of party prejudice apparency tn-
separalde front our legislature tioats
making bodies—and for this reason is
more reaily the gauge of unimpassioti-
ed judgment throughout the country.
The meeting Monday was not intent!
ed so much for conversion, as for in-
struction. The subject was one upon
which it is difficult to get accurate and
unbiased information and real compre-
hension of which is still more difficult
; It was to realize as comptetely as might
! be this ambition before voting, that the
student and faculty met. Academic
exercises were suspended for the hot!),
ami the iarge number of people present
showed that genuine attd widespread in-
terest in the affairs of the nation, which
coliege life should not weaken, hut
I Mr. I'attou very ably described the
i historical and sociological conditions.
' whose only logical conclusion seemed to
! hittt a league of nations, this league.
Air. Mat'kham and Mr. Rather spoke
with rather less exhuberant confidence
in the league as the certain vehicle of
the MiHennium, but they showed a will-
ingness to take a chance with it as the
best boat to be had for sailing it) a very
Of the faculty, Drs. Axson, Walker'
and Hiayney discussed and evotutt d the
league according to their several view-
points; agreeing that it wouiti be a
great thing if it worked, that now is the
time to start it, before the old order
recrystaliizes, and that the United States
can make the attempt at no great peril
to herself or her national ideais. Dr.
Guerard, in a very able talk, character-
ized the whole covenant of the league
as an abortive child of reactionism, des-
tined to inevitable failure on account
of its mutiiations at birth.
The vote Tuesday morning showed
that the advocates of the league had
either confirmed or converted the opin-
ion of the mass of the students, because
more than 2(10 voted for its acceptance
without reservations, oniv S for its re-
jection. the remainder for acceptance
with reservations or compromise.
Escape of Mr. Trim," "The Belled Buz-
zard," "Then There Was Light," and
certain of his Judge Priest stories ant'
his war accounts, are of such caliber
that they may outlive even the best of
his humorous ones.
Advance information tends to the be-
lief that he will show a bit of both sides
Tickets will go on sale Saturday. They
can be purchased at Sweeney's Jewelry
Store or from any member of the Wom-
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