The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, September 23, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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R!CE INSTITUTE, HOUSTON, TEXAS. SEPTEMBER 23, 1921
OWL SQUAD HAVE WEEK
OF STIFF PRACTICE
YERGES AND HiLTY
WELL PLEASED WHH
"Never Say Die" the Motto
Men Fast Getting Into
!N FOOTBALL ACHON
Green Owls Report Daily to
ArbucMe, Taylor and
Coaches Yerge and HHty put the
Owl squad through its first week of
strenuous training with practice twice
daiiy, consisting of conditioning exer-
cises and the fundamentals. such as
faiiing on the haii, tackiing. punting
and catching punts, and charging. This
hard work has piaced the men in ex
ceUent condition and the next week
practice wiii be more advanced and
intensive as the coaches begin to whip
the team into more definite shape.
And for the squad's part, it is work-
ing earnestiy to do its share. No tag-
ging is being toierated, nor is anyons
piaying the stacker with the coaches
and the, others of the squad. Coach
Yerge's "never say die" spirit has soak-
ed into the whote team with the resuit
—weii, took out for a great team with
pienty of scrap and grit and backbone
and ait the rest needed to get them
Last year's Freshmen are showing
)") r-"-onHnnpl)y '"<?)' nnd it's p jrsy t"
see how fast the old men are rounding!
into that otd-ti-me form. And the
thing that wiit bring resuits is that
every man wiii have a scrap on his
hands to make his place.
"Toby' Barrett, last year's center,
and "Beanie" Dunlap, center in 17,
are out to brace the tine in the middie
and are passing the bait truer and
cbargit-.gin quicker than ever. Ptaying
by their sides Me the tetter men,
"Heavy" Underwood and "Jint" Dug-
gan and Button, Perry and BuBose
from iast year's second and Freshmen
squads. Next come the tackies. "Big
Aiec," "Punk" Witliams, and "Reggie"
Bickford, letter men, and McKean and
Muckieroy are more than fitting these
positions. Fianking this heavy and
solid iine on the ends aye the veteran
De Prato and the last year's "Slimes,"
Robetts, Lawrence, Campbell and Tad-
lock. Captain Dain and Wiii Hair,
ineligibie ends of tast year's team, wiii
be sorety missed, but these speedy
candidates for this position, bid wett to
surpass their predecessors.
.In the back fietd candidates Coach
Yerges has a wealth of material to pick
from. Of course. Captain Byer, who
has not returned, has left a vacancy
which witt be hard to fitt, but with
such halves as MceGe, Kennedy and
Schwartz the team wiit have a for-
midabte offensive drive. Chambers
from the Freshman is piaying the po-
sition at quarter to perfection, and
Wiltis, Penix and Kirmear are aiso
making a strong bid for this piace.
The veteraf. Boettcher, and Simpson
and Thomas, Sophomores, are making
things hum at fullback. Two more
haifbacks to be watched are McCaine
and Ktotz, both heavily built and pos-
sessors of a powerfut drive. Schwartz,
Simpson, Chambers, Kennedy and Un-
derwood are booting the bait down
the fietd in good fashion.
Ail in ait, things are progressing
satisfactory and the team has as-
sumed a powerfut and fortnidabie drive
already that is prophetic of a success-
Bert Hinkley has returned to Rice
this year, having arrived in Houston
last Sunday. Hinkley was at Rice in
1919-80 and starred on the track team
as a broad jumper. "Aviator" Hink-
ley made jumpa of over 23 feet in
some of the meets but was injured just
before the conference meet.
Coaches Arbuckie, Tayior and Nich-
olas have more vatuabte "Stime" foot-
bati materia] on their hands than they
know what to do with. The best from
the high schools of Texas have turned
out en casse, and Kentucky, Oktahoma
and Louisiana have offered severa!
favorite sons of the gridiron to buitd
the future great teams for the Varsity.
The Freshman squad, which is larger
than the Varsity, numbers about forty-
five candidates ranging from the heavy
plunging tinemen to the tikewise targe
and speedy baclts and ends. For cen-
ter the more promising candidates are
the 225-pound giant Heflin from Tem-
pte and the fast center, Kendrick, from
the Heights high team, tast year's tie-
ing team for the state championship.
For the guard and tackie positions
there is such a weatth of material that
it is hard to pick the most promising
ones out; however, Atdrich, Waters
and Muckteroy have shown some
mighty good stuff in the early prac-
Lamb, Erwin, Woodward, Hate and
Hit! are five star ends, and atong with
severa] other of the many candidates
for the forward position they make it
a certainty that the opposing team
wit) find it a siimv and Rlipperv job
indeed in getting around them.
Then comes the back fietd. Three
brittiant quarterbacks have appeared
in Cottey from the Heights, Thomas
front Oklahoma, and Fitch from Cen-
tral. At halfback and at full McCoy,
Sutlivan, Wiiliford, Asbury, RandaH,
Rife and Smith have created a smatl
sensation within the short time and
the back fieid already shows signs of
being a deadly offensive machine.
These men above form on]y a por-
tionof the worthy members of the big
Slime squad and there wi]] be many
another Slime candidate to show up
and develop into a formidabie piayer
and a future great piayer for Rice un-
der the excettent tutelage of Coaches
Arbuckte, Taylor and Nichols as the
season develops. The ^limes have a
good scheduie of games ahead—a few
of the games being with Terrelt,
Height, Centra) and other hefty teams
and they promise to have a season
without a single defeat—aiso tookout,
Rev. Templeton Spoke on the
"Character Index" of
Reception ior New
The annual Y. M. and Y. W. C. A.
reception for the students and faculty
of Rice wiii be heid tomorrow (Sat-
urday afternoon on the green in front
of the commons. This affair is joint-
ly arranged by the Y. M. and Y. W. C.
A. for the purpose of giving the new
students and.facuity a chance to get
acquainted with the old students and
the old faculty. As there are more
Freshmen this year than ever before,
it is expected that the attendance wiit
be targe. The reception, however, is
not for the Freshmen alone—as many
old students are expected to gain as
much from the "get-to-gether."
The "Big Sister" plan of the Y. W.
C. A. will be in working order and
every big sister is expected to bring
her little sister along with her.
The Freshme nmen are not def-
initely assigned big brothers but it
will be easy enough for them to find
their way to the place, because of its
proximity to the mess hall.
Every student and member of the
faculty is invited and may find a
hearty welcome awaiting them. Thery
wiii be music by an orchestra and
plenty of refreshments afterwards.
The hour is from 4 to 6.
Y.M.C.A. HOLDS 2ND SALESMANSNP CLUB
ANNUAL COL NME HONOR FOOTBALL
The coliege year of 1921-1922 was ^ ^ ^ AT LUNCHEON
officialiy opened by a celebration of
"College Nite" under the auspices of
the Y. M. C. A. Rice cabinet. This is
the second annual affair given by the
"Y" and promises to become a per-
The speakers wore introduced by
"Grant" Duggan, president of the
Students Association. Doctor Cald
weil, the dean of the Institute spoke
first. In behatf of the facutty and the
student body he welcomed the incom-
ing Freshmen ciass. He assured them
that a hearty wetcome was in the
hearts of ait oid Rice men for the
new students. He urged each and
every member of the Freshman ciass
to feel free to ask aid of any memher
of the facuity at any time when they
were in troubie.
Dr. Catdweit atso urged the Fresh-
men to take coitege tit'e seriousiy and
to make the best of the opportunities
which Rice hoids for them.
J. L. (Preacher) Davis, president of
the Rice Y. M. C. A. spoke next. He
urged the students to help tyake the
Y. M. C. A. a powerful factor itt Me;
life of Rice. He assured the Fresh-
men that the Y. AI. C. A. cabinet and
every oid man in school was ready
and eager to counset them when the
probiems of tife became tot) complex
for them to soive. "Preacher" made
an appeai to the newcomers not to
negtect the reiigious side of iife but
to make it join with the academic iife. ,
Both speakers strove to impress up-
on the Fres*hmen that despite the haz- j
ing and other embarrassments im- !
posed upon them by the uuperciass-
men that a]lo]d men at Rice were
eager to heip the Freshman get start-
ed right in his coilege career. Both
stressed the importance of having a
serious purpose while at college and
'-ticking firmly to that purpoec.
"Coilege Nite" promises to become
a regutar event in opening exercises of
the schoot year and if the ptans of the
v. M. C. A. arefulfilieditwitlbea
strong force in starting the Freshmen
on the right track.
After the meeting the Freshmen ad-
journed to the commons and were in-
troduced to the Sophomore ciass.
PRESIDENT LOVETT GIVES
"R"ASSOOAT!ON R!CE MUST BE
HOLD BANQUET AT THE SIMULANT
BRAZOS LAST JUNE FOR RUL!NG RACE
DANCE SATURDAY NtGHT.
The Rice social season, was officiai-
ly opened by a pay dance given in the
Rice Commons Saturday night, the
17th. Music was furnished by the
"Joy Spreaders." This orchestra is
composed of Rice boys and is capable
of music on a par with any orchestra
yet heard at Rice. Humason plays
the piano, CampbeH drums, Jarrett the j
There were many new faces among ;
the targe crowd that enjoyed the even-
ing, the Freshman class contributing
the major part.
Chaperons were Mr. and Mrs. 1. Lee
Several footbatt men and others
were guests at the Salesmanship C!ub
luncheon tast Friday at the Rice iiotet
whet:, the main subject of the talks was
athletics. The principal speaker of
the day. [lev. David H. Templeton,
spoke on the "Character index of Ath-
letics." and brought out many strong
points in favor of athletics. The Rice
men were given a prominent place on
the progra tnand first expressed their
thanks to the Salesmanship C.)ub for
the spetndid way in which they had
made good their promises of baekina
Rice and helping to bring more stu-
dents to the Institute. These prom-
ises wer made tast spring by severa)
of the ctubs in Houston and much good
work has been accomplished along
date. The ciubs stand behind every-
thing that Rice does and lend their
support in both financial and morat
The plan of the season books for
the footbali games to be sold to Hous-
ton citizens this fall was laid before
the club. The offer was made to the
club that 2U0 seats would be reserved
for them in the grand statu! next, to
the students, provided that the club
couid see its way clear to buying the
season tickets. Several of the mem-
bers immediately bought tickets and
the matter wit] be taken up with the
fuil membership at an t.arlv date, it
is thought that a majority of the 2'"'
seats will be sold if not ait of them.
The members of the club were then
informed of the games to he played it)
l-.ousfon this year, the schedule beina
one of the hardest that a Rice team
has ever had to face. These games itt
M.U.. A and M . and Oklahoma Uni-
versity. The duo men signified their
intentions of attending as many games
as possible and they wilt root for Rice
itt a manner simitar to that of last
year, [twill be rententberedhy stu-
dents who were here tast year that the
Salesmanship Ciub and others were
out strong for many of the games and
they "pulled " some original cheering.
Aquaintance Tea for Rice Students.
Come and get acquainted with the
Rice students and with the people of
the Second Presbyterian Church. A
good time is assured to ail. TheSun-
daySchoolhouse, 2706 Travis, at,i
o'clock, Friday evening. September 2H.
Emmett McFarland Is Presi- Establishment of the Lady
dent ior Coming Year. Geddes Prize in English
Other Officers Elected. the Subject of Interest.
< At an official meeting of the "R" Before an audience of fat-utty mem-
Association, fraternity of lettermen at hers, floustot] visitors and members
,,, , ,, ,, ... .. . of the old and new classes of Hire In-
Rtco. held ott the night ot June.'.
statute, President hdgar Udell Lnvett
1hJ], in the banquet room of the w^tm-mlay morning delivered tie
Rrazos Hotel. Mr. Rmmett McFarlaud' matriculation address of wrh-ome to
of if'19 was elected president for the ihetreshmeuot Despite the icat
, . which set hundreds of hats, hatidker
comtttg academic year.
chiets or nnprovtsed tans to moving.
the lettermen of Rice by the Athletic j Hon and was accorded at his c.mcia.-
Association. Among those present ion a great burst oi applati--
were several members oi the Rice fac- Rarlv morning classcs were dis-
ultv: Mr. S.'c. McCann, HeanCald pissed in time for the address, whhh
well, Mr. J. 1. Mcfanta. Mr. },,„p)thf-atre. As usual the audience
-W'atkinsandMr. U.K. Humphries,and^tore than exhausted the seating ea-
' several members of the athletic coach- paelty. ftlling the aisles atxl door*.
while scores were unahh to obtain
The address presented a tim-iy rott-
ing staff, aiso Judge Dynes of Hous-
ton. There were over sitxyleitcmien
of Rice present, and between courses.
;amid handshakes and nods of the'ttons of this university and the stu-
head, a strong feeling of brotherhood! dents who are proud to call it their
sprungup, and before the meeting ad- own. Rice must be awrttinxrac.
' journed old "R" men and new "R hcdeelared—a reasoning, researching
rnettieltthefttll force of the nteattingrace; a reading, reflecting race: a
of the little blue "H" that each had righteous and reliatous race: a)...ve atl,
: often worn. n ruling race.
.Mr. William Ward Watklnsttfthe
Rice instiiute architectural depart-
"And if these r-
teristics, in an alliterative line iiiat
m'ent was toastmaster lor the evening "tar t"f style but spui- the nt-tn-
and he first Introduced to the assem- 'eatb .ehatat-!<.-tt^tic " .<
bly Judge Dyne*, prominent tawver '
of Houston, who. In it short speech, joyful one-a race mjoici-n; In the
forcibly impressed the men with the tM* ptaet-. whete t:te joy
idea of the great value of athletics
to the coilege man before and after
ie . iug school.
l-'ollowing Judge Dyttes' talk. Mr. H.
K. Htitnphriosol the engineering de-
Itartmettt made awards of goid,si)ver^^"^^,^i
attdltroti/e metals and silver watch
fobs to those men who had excelled
in uthietics at Rice for tho*past year.
Tin- annual elettion of officers came
next. Emmett ^icl'arlattd. football
mar. and ca.ptaini]tt91H, waselecetd
to succeed Finiey as president. Arui-
l)'g was ))ussed that thesecret.nry-
treasttrer would bo eiected to hold of-
fice two years instead of four, as was
the original ruling, and M.H.Atex-
auder was pieced to succeed R. M.
of life is tto less a dttry than the duty
of life, with hope at.d comradeship as
the companions to joy. jo} in study,
we work hard at Rice: joy in sport.
we take truth straight at Rice: joy in
servce ot science and
schotarship. for at Rice the crowning
-aspect of our devotion to those di- up-
lines is their service to human sotieiy
!—the society of ail hunmns. in all ih- i;
various relationships, family, tonne,)-,
'ttiiy. state, nation and world.'
Ilr. lAivett drew inspiration for his
lecture partly ftomwbal ite tento-i
'this remarkable year of annlcer
saries." The anniversaries of a series
of brilliant, scholars and scientists fat!,
t!!d the work of each he showed to
Thresher Staff Meeting to Be Heid
The first Thresher staff meeting of the year wiii fake piace in The
ThresherofficeonthefirstfloorintheA. B. atl:tr<[-'ridnynfiornoon.
Not oniy present members of the..staff. but reporters for last year s
Thresher and Freshman students of either sex. who wish t.t work for
the pubiication are urged to be present.
Positions as reporters are open to any who are interested in jour-
nalism. An attetnpt wiii tictnade to organize a reporting staffwhiih
wiii cover aitfieids and Itranches of activity in the institute, ami fm-
nish a foundation of news matter which will put The Thresher on a
par with school journals anywhere in the South.
Reporters and appointed members of the staff receive at the end
of the year a bronze tetter and quill. Proceeds from the operation of
The Thresher wi]] be so distributed as to cover payment for this
emblem, the cost of which is borne by the wearer. Consistent work
for the paper and presence at Thresher meetings is rquired. this to
be passed upon by the editor.
An appeal is also being made to students who have no time to de-
vote to journalistic work, but who are capabte of contributing special
articles, which may serve to liven up the paper. The Hoots cotumn.
society column, announcements, tetter columns, and in fact al) de-
partments are open to contributors. The Thresher box In The TShresh-
er office is the official receptacle for this type of work, or any mem-
ber of the staff wili be gtad to handle it.
Thresher meetings wi!l be held regularly every Friday. The news
department will be organized at once, and assignments will be made
early in the week. Othr departments are also preparing to slide into
an efficient routine.
The Freshmen who have had experience in journalistic Work or
who wish to get in the game are especlatly urged to be present Fri-
day. Cartoonists, advertising solicitors, reporters, head writers, poets,
jokesmiths or columnists are aU in demand.
An executive committee of three was illustrative of the dHtt-aoeristic-
elected from among the student ntem- whit h he delineated.
bet s, These three were H. P. Wit- Moutaigne and the -invention o, ;
liattn-* ---. Rddte Dyer 2^ and.\larioH'6-s3ay was tht't'i:siilent's lirst.-ii.r-
l.indsey --- inga. "Loeni intercut in the subject
Offieiai meetings of the committee ;i* stiiuidateti this autumn." he said,
of officers of the "K" Association are I'ytiteosiaidishnu ttf a: the Rico in-
called each niottth at a lime a-nd piace sutut^ oftite I,.ids tltddcsprixc tn
,i<sigmttotlbythepresietn. Knslish writing, witich hi- cxc'-ltoney.
——-—— R- — the British ambassador, endowed on
Y.M. CABINET MEETING. the occasion of their visit la-d sprit).:.
-———- when Sir Auckland dt-liveretili'u -. ,
The initial meeting of the *)'.Ai.C.;''M'.-:lctmtse of ptibltc h'cturt-.mihe
A. citbinet vashehl hi South Hail (^otlwinfotindatifut.
Tuesday night. The Holiister deie- "in t-hb judgment or severa! em--
gates have brought, back'btts of en- nent HngUsh crit'-s. the essay as a
thusiasinuutiatmmberofnewpiaus iiteraryformwasinvntedhy .\lttn
were discussed. A new form of or-jtaigne in the month of Marc.h.
ganization. the Friendship Councit in the library ol his castle tower, to
phut is to be applied this year. Plans,which at the agt'of thirty-t!igin ho tie
tor the M.-\. W. reception wore dis- iiheratoly retired to wu-ite. The form
cusseti and some generaiphtns for the ;and its designation are alike the itt-
year. it was decided that the cabinet vention of Montaigne. The term is
shall meet hereafter from 7 until
eight on alternate Thursdays, begin-
ning on Sept. 29.
As a rule, the dormitory musicians
choose the most inopportune times to
practice. The exception to this rute
occurred the other nite when the
Sophs w ere registering the Slimes. As
the first Siime started down the tine
some ambitious youth biared forth on
a clarinet the appropriate tune of,
"There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old
French: moreover it is scientific: it
means llteraily experiment.' * * t
form, however, was to be developed
and expanded not by Montigne's coun-
trymen, but by the long line of Rnglish
essayists with whom we are all more
or tess familiar."
in coilege, Dr. Hovett continued, it
is necessary that the student learn to
write as these men wrote—to have
something to say. and to say it weil.
This is why, he explained, schoiar-
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