The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, September 23, 1921 Page: 2 of 4
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A weekly newspaper published by the students
of Rice Institute at Houston, Texas.
THE THRESHER, HOUSTON, TEXAS
THE BLANKET TAX.
There are still some one hundred and fifty stu-
dents in Rice who have not paid their Blanket
Tax. The Thresher regrets to announce this
fact to the public, but on!y by persistent prod-
ding wiii some individuals respond to their duty
and pay up. However, such urging as The
Thresher may give through its columns can aid
only in a small way. Much quicker and larger
response may be gained if each student will do a
Subscription Ratees $2.50 per yr., 10c per copy! little to help "Preacher" by talking the Blanket
! Tax up and explaining it to those who do not un-
Thresher Office Room 104 Administration BMgJ^rstand its workings. Find out who has not
paid up his tax and try to make htm feel asham-
ed of himself—if such a thing is possible to
Entered as second-class matter October 17,
1916, at the postoffice at Houston, Texas, under
the act of March 3, 1879.
THRESHER STAFF, 1921-22.
A. D. Batjer, '23 Acting Editor-in-Chief
Jake Henry, Jr., '22 Business Manager
R. S. Bickford, '23 Managing Editor
do with some of the slackers.
A very small per cent of those who have not
paid up may lay the excuse to ignorance, but this
per cent is infinitely small compared to the re-
mainder. By this time everyone has had time
to find out what the Blanket Tax is—if he or she
is at all anxious to know. If you have not paid
your Blanket Tax and do not know what it is
assessed for, ask someone who isn't wearing a
green cap, and he will be able to tell you all
Vitit Leading Hoteh. Give
Performance at the
E. 0. Arnold. '23 Asssitant Editor
Fanny Black, '23 Associate Editor
W. M. Darling, '23 News Editor
Ben Mitchell, '24 Ass't News Editor
Buford Goodwin, '23 Sports Editor iabout it, whether he has paid his tax or not
E. S. Weldon, '24 Feature Editor!probably more about it if he has not paid up.
Tannie Lee Oliphant, '23 Co-Ed Editor Another minority per cent of those who have
H. - rt * not paid it have the excuse of "being broke."
. department. With these The Thresher has the greatest sym-
i)on Walker. 23 Circulation Manager pathy for most of us are on the border of that
M. X. Aitkon, 23 Advertising emotion this year and most of the students are
Harry Copeland, 23 Advertising attending school at some sacrifice. But the
!\. 1. Rowe Blanket Tax and the ten dollar deposit fee are
K. \\ imisboro Hoots Editor the only sums that are asked of the students for
ai) of the benefits which they accept most eager-
ly. There are no fees charged for tuition or for
anything else, and if one has the nerve to attend
"school without the twenty-two dollars and a half nished with pienty of inspiration by
required to meet these two obligations, he ought an efficient squad of Sophomores who
" not to go to school. There are very few schools showed their trailing of tast year,
in the countrv which charge no tuition or other The stage of the Cozy theatre was!
Reporters for This Issue.
SEPTEMBER 23. 1921.
The annua! Freshman shirt-tail pa-
rade was held Saturday night, the
17th. The parade was pronounced the
best of many years. A larger number
of Freshmen participated than ever
before, the costumes were more unique
and the pep abundant.
The parade, starting at Main and
McKlnney, headed by a brigade of B.
V. D.'s armed with brooms and fot-
iowed by a squad of bathing beauties,
behind which came more than a hun-
dred Freshmen in varied assortment of
clothes, snaked their way down Main
to Frankiin and back to the Rice, and
thence to the Cozy.
Kn route the gang streamed through
the iobby of the Bender, the Rice and
through Sakowitz Bros, and Jones-
Traffic was bioeked in at! directions
by this mob of Freshmen, who ioudiy
consigned Rice's enemies to the hot
ptaee, thereby showing their ioyaity
to their new school. They were fur
The Autry House, which Is to be
opened on October 1, la the latest ad-
dition to the beautiful 'twMdlngs of
Rice, it goes without saying that It
will be the most popular place about
THE OUTLOOK I OR TH!S YEAR.
Rice has begun her tenth
higher institution of
t h, fall of 1-M2. Hice ha. grown in a slow, steady , ' r no'-i!
i)ut healthy fashion. Her name as a leading ^o\e, theieaiea it- Y ' J '
,ducationai institution, is coming more to the ^7^ \ f t., ,, , itt,
front, not on)y in the Southland, but through- f-^t itwn
out this continent; her reputation on the athletic 'Preacher^
tick) is becoming more enviable with each year* ^
!Jr outio^ [ater on, and probably ^-e arrangement may
be made whereby you may pay the tax later on
with the tut! round of each season,
i or 1922 the outlook is extremelv
The B. <
V. I), squad did the Slimes' silent man-
ual by the numbers.
Foitowing (his the entire class pass-1
ed in review and their efforts were j
well received by the audience. The;
evening's entertainment was brought i
to a pleasant ctose by an oration by
hnnnful when you are able.
t , <- . t c Wg m-e now DOWN to the maiority per cent
Iheciassoi 22 has become Seniors; three years t
ago they were additions to the new university, ^ too s " '
just as awkward and out of place as the class thoughtless to 3e ^ g p ,,ttprttj(m
Of '2.1. who have just registered, and who with- a^ ' ^ :
in the space of four years, will be taking the. should be panl. Fhe^ ai g students " -
!,iacs now occupied by their dignified brethren. "*°rse Hiey are hurting the ^her ^udents-
The present Seniors came to Rice when the yes, even worse than they are hurting Rice. They ,
leaders of the university, like the leaders in all are Perfectly wdlmg to ''^eivet^ most expeiy
sections of the country, had snatched up the bat- ^an *be m'ovided and under the i "rst hand practice of the year
tle-tlags, and were wavmg them oer Handers' ^ P anJ iiit^ahlK stirrrnindincs was held on Tuesday afternoon of
Their coming marked the second vear niost comloitabe . . all debating
yet they are not willing to pay out a cent for all ^ south Haii. with about
BAND FOR TH!S YEAR
BAND PRACTiCE STARTS.
which Hice had been mor
struggle and the second year during
of this. It costs a small fortune to educate twenty men present, it was found
few of the members of
had not returned, but this
material was made up by
I of '-?4 their opponents, are helping the band to better the large number of Freshmen who re-
' nn m-riodoft-wonstrnrtioni^nowov^- 'represent the school, are helping The Thresher to ported for a tryont. Most of this
nn pmociotitconstiuction t^now o\ei. Rice . . . . ^ manv ways, and arei^'eshmen material was found to be
has taken on a new growth, even steadier, ^ore ' . , f-^mnanilp tn do the same Bv aid-i'**^^ average and it is thought,
direct, than the former. The class of '25 enters,!^'"* "M Campamle to do the same. By aid-1 ^ ^
to enjoy the fruits which their brother college ^ese depai tment., e^ t t .] t? „ - . jcesstui that the band has had.
mates have labored to give them. grow, to expand, to progress. And when ice i.*, Director Supple and other officials
Their outlook (at present not formed) is the expanding, and progressing, it is cariy- of the band are greatiy pieased with
outlook of the whole of Rice, and it is the bright- '"E °ut its original function and the hope of the the prospects and have no doubt but.
-,<t and most hopeful that we have ever had. ^""der "ho wanted it to become an mstitu- that there wiii be thirty-five members
Our teaching forces have been strengthened. We °f h'gher learning of the highest class for m the band within the next week,
thank our guardians each night that we are not many students as possible.
-ubject to the caprice and whims of political .,^ if,".,. ,,
iaw-making body, mad with power, who had as PRINCIPLE OR PLBUC 01!^!0^.
^lany have signified their intentions
of joining the band, but were unable
to attend the practice Tuesday.
The second practice was heid Thurs-
Jeave wipe us from the face of the earth by Do you do the right thing because of principle day afternoon with an attendance of
cutting salaries of instructors, as indulge iu a'or public opinion? In short, are your actions! about thirty. Band practice will be
luxuriant cigar. Our corps of athletic mentors more creditable when you know you are unob- held each Tuesday and Thursday after-
is the strongest and most able in all the South; served or when the eyes of your associates are noons in the debating room at 4:30
with few exceptions they have the best mater- focused upon your affairs? Do yourself justice <*"ring the footbali season. After that
ial, ever assembled on Rice Field, from which to and think the matter over. j practice win be at longer inter-
pick a winning eleven. As a rule, when you do wrong, you hurt no-; as'ked'lo
The spirit of encouragement and support in hody as much as yourself, whether anyone dis-1 ^ ^ ^ ^
Houston. which was so dramatically begun lastjcvoers it or not, the fact remains that the error
tab, has now grown to mammoth proportions, was there. Cleverly hiding a mistake doesn't
and enthusiasm, ever so contagious, is spreading correct it or even improve it. So if you have
like mad among the citizens of the town. Such been excusing yourself by thinking that nobody
a state of affairs is sufficient to mark the '21-'22 knows when you do wrong, it's time for you to
session a banner year, even if everything else realize that you should be your worst judge.
should be a fizzle. With all other endeavors, Or, if you've been doing right just because you
likewise slated for great performances, there is [were afraid of public opinion, turn over a new j JL'
the greatest of hope and enthusiasm today in leaf and start the new school year by doing j Tracy Yerkes Thomas, B. A. '21 <
in the hearts of the loyal supporters of the gray right because it is fight.
THE RIGHT SPIRIT.
Xortnan Hurd Ricker, B. A. 16, M. A.
'IT, Ph. !J. '20, to position with West-
ern Electric Company.
Isaac C. Sanders. B. A. 17 to in-
structorship in physics at A. and Al.
Coitege of Texas.
Joseph Robert Shannon. B. S. '20, to
fellowship in mathematics at Prince-
; For after all, are you living your life ior your- ton.
self or for someone else? It is to your own CeorgeCarlosWheeier, B. S.'18, Ph.
advantage rather than the rest of the world D- (Harvard) '21; totnstructorshipat
It is indeed timely at the beginning of another
; that you do the proper thing.
year with many new students at Rice to speak j may be prevented in order that such results as
of the co-operation of Houston motorists with The loss of this privilege or the lowering of the
the Rice men who ask for rides on Main Street, [reputation of the Rice students may not
Because of the irregularity of the street car come about.
service to the Institute, especially after dark,! Consideration is the main factor in showing
students stand out on the boulevard to get a your appreciation and preventing any abuse. Put
"pick-up." The motorists pick the men up along
the street and take them to town—they pick the
men up in town and at Eagle Street and bring
them out to the Institute. They even go out of
their way to carry the students where they
wish to go.
Sue ha liberal spirit as these people display
in this matter is indeed wonderful and is seldom
found in communities as large as this one. In
one of the cities in North Texas where there is a
large university, the students have the same
trouble with the irregular street car service,
yet they must depend on it entirely for the
motorists of that city never think of giving them
a ride. How lucky we are that Houston citizens
But the knidness of these motorists will not
last forever if the privileges they extend to us
are abused. And in many cases there has been
complaint of such abuses. Thoughtlessness and
overflowing spirits have undoubtedly been the
causes of these things, but even those causes
yourself ni the place of the motorist and see if
you would enjoy seeing a bunch of "rowdies" pile
into your car when you stopped to pick up two
or three men—or see if you would enjoy listen-
ing to ungentlemanly language in the rear of
your car from some students you had picked up
on the street, especially so if you were accom-
panied by some ladies. There are many other
things that might happen, which may make the
motorist sorry that he offered to give the student
a lift. And, furthermore, he will not make the
same offer again.
The old students have come to appreciate this
privilege and to act in accordance with their
appreciation and consideration. It is up to them
to see that the new students treat the kind-heart-
ed motorist with the same respect. But let us
guard that neither the old sudent nor the new
student become so used to enjoying the privi-
lege that he takes it as a matter of course, neg-
lecting to express his appreciation in the fit-
ting and proper manner.
WRITE HER ON
MCE SEAL STATMHEM
GET IT AT
Young fellows at College
and University always find
clothes with their taste at
We specialize on clothes with a Httie more
Hfe and snap than the ordinary run.
$27.50 to $50
Also Shoes, Hats
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
STUDENTS OF RICE INSTITUTE
To Attend al! the
SERVICES OF THE CHURCH
11:00 A. M.—CITY AUDITORIUM—8:00 P. %
B. Y. P. U.
Young People's Organizations
Meet Every Sunday Eve
Come and Get Acquainted
Special Rice Section <.
Leave!! Bib!e Class
At the Queen Theatre
9:45 A. M. &
Largest Men's Bible Class
In South Texas
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The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, September 23, 1921, newspaper, September 23, 1921; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth229895/m1/2/: accessed February 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rice University Woodson Research Center.