The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, April 6, 1923 Page: 3 of 6
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THIB THBBSHBH :: HOUSTON, TEXAS
OUT OF THE DARK
Midnight. The wind howiad sbout
the tower of the Eatt H*U, <hrieking
through the h*Ue with the moan of
tortured tout". The rain poured in
torrent#. It ww a night of evii.
Hooded figure* slipped noieiewiy out
into the night to be swallowed by the
etorm. The twelve conapiratore met
at the cage of the hoiy monkey in
Hermann Park, and renewed the oath
of brotherhood. Aroqpd the Bickering
Mght of a eandle end in a tin can they
"It's time to strike. The thing
can not be allowed to continue longer.
It'a a diagrace to our brotherhood and
an inault to our intelligence. It'a too
goofy. We'll get our man in power,
and wreck the worka for all time to
The aign of eternal brotherhood waa
paaaed again, the myatic aeat apptied
to their !ipa, and the conspirators re-
turned through the storm to the Tower
of the Eaat Hall.
Above the sound of whistled soup,
scraping knives and forks, and the
gentlemanly uproar of the mess hall
rose the voice of the Crier. "There
will be a meeting of a)) men in the
Commons right after supper. Every-
body be there."
Democratic Jimmie at the helm, and
the ship of state about to go onto a
reef. Silence as he raised his hand
to bespeak the rabble. Cries of "long
live Jimmie, the Peoples Choice."
"Men this meeting has been called
at the request of the Woman's Council
to stimulate more interest in the May
Fight. (Cheers, Hurrahs, Cat Calls,
Huzzahs and Damns). We must have
more nominees for King of the May
(Uproar). I should like to hear from
the gentlemen on the floor concerning
Mac Darling enters the picture
What's wrong with the picture? He
left his dinner coat at home and the
Seniors hissed him. "Men, I don't
want to seem to be making myself
conspicious, but I must speak for my
friend Leslie Coleman. Beyond
shadow of a doubt Mr. Coleman is the
living counterpart of the early Norse
Kings. He is a Scandanavian mon
arch, par excellence. His popularity
with the various and sundry aspirants
to the place of Queen of the May is
well known. His ability to swing
a mean racket, foot and line is ac-
knowledged. He should be king of the
May. Mother, he should be King of
the May." More Cheers.
In the area of the mob, being un-
duly democratic, rises Father Leueke
to speak for his candidate. Mr. Cole-
man is an exceptionally fine candidate
Personally I have nothing against
him. Here he smiles his rare and
enigmatic smile, but I am supporting
the Peoples Choice for King of the
May. A man who wears No Man's
Collar. Let me introduce the candi-
dacy of the Boy Wonder, Mr. Fran-
sisco." Terrific applause. Worried
looks exchanged by the supporters of
Irish McGee, president of the Scul-
lions Union takes the floor, the center
of the stage and his coat off. "Speak-
ing for the 25 strongest men, physi-
cally speaking of course, in the school,
I wish to endorse the matter of the
candidacy of Fransisco. The scul
lions are in a position to most fully
appreciate the fuil ability of Fran-
sisco to carry things off. He can carry
off more grub than any obe we know.
He could carry off a Kingship as
easily as an orange. We are for him
His distinguished looks and his known
individuality will create a sensation
that wili go without comparison,
When he walks into the aisle in tights,
with those manly legs and that barrel
chest, the women will sigh; they wiil
enviously watch the Queen as she is
escorted to her, throne by such a man
Frisco, he's our Man."
The scene changes as Mr. Jamison
comes to the front. Again, what's
wrong with the picture? You tell
'em, I'm tongue tied. "You have
heard from Mr. McGee, the repres-
entative of the 26 best fed men in the
school. (Cheers, Hurrah, Hisses). I
want to speak for the rest of you. I
speak as one of the common people.
One of the commonset of the people.
Fransisco is our type of man. He
certainly does not wear any man's
collar. In fact, there is some doubt
about his wearing a collar at all. But
he's the People's Choice. We must
elect such a man. He will truly rep-
resent the feeling of the school
toward that annua! desecration of the
campus ca!!ed the May Fight. May
we have Franaiaco for King, and
never another King." Much clapping.
Ex-King Robertson rose to speak
aa a man of experience. Having been
*"' king of the democratic achoo!, he is
in a position to apeak of kings^with
utter ease. "I offer myaeif as an ex-
perienced Coach to the King-to-be
Franaiaco. I promiae that after one
aeason under my direction, and the
experience of one year, Fransisco can
be a knockout King for the May Fight
next year." Loud cries.
Joe Gilman to the fhmt. "Fellowa,
there'a only oae thing to do about thia.
Franaiaco atanda head and shoulders
above the other meh in the race. And
hia head and ahouidera alone are auKi-
cient to recommend him for the place.
Furthermore, we want a man of known
habita. I aaaert that Franaiaco'a life
aince he entered our midat haa been
an open book. Hail to Franaiaco!"
Re-enter Mac Darling. "Men, I've
had a change of heart, I waa for Mr.
Coleman until I heard the impaaaioned
pleas that have been entered in favor
of Friaco. I'm for Friaco. I think he
can just eat thi8 king buaineaa up.
I've been on hia table for three
months, and I've aeen nothing that
he can't eat. Friaco for May King."
Piggy Seweil on the side lines re-
marks, soto voce, "We!!, I don't know
about Friaco for May King, but he'i!
make a damn fine May Pole." Sus-
tained applause as the meeting broke
The twelve conspirators lingered
after the mass had adjourned. The
secret sign of brotherhood was ex-
changed, and the mystic seal re-
moved. "There'll be no more May
Fights." The mystic seal was placed
upon their Hps, the sign of eternal
brotherhood exchanged, and they
slipped into the night, their work done,
and their names forever unknown.
nouncement of great interest to the
atudenta at Rice. He aaid that he wiH
remain at Rice only 16 yeara white in
puraait of a R. S.
Speculator—When I waa your age
I waa earning an honeat living.
Son, rather drank—Mighty fine,
governor, but whatcha change for?
Say there, Mack man, cain't yo' play
honeat? Ah knowa what cairda I done
dealt you.—Voo Doo.
Fond Parent—It'a very chilly,
Ethei, you'd better take a wrap.
Ethel—No need, Mother: I'm go
ing out with Billy tonight.—Mink.
What sent poor Dick to the insane
A train of thought passed through
his brain and wrecked it.—Tiger.
'23—Going to the Prom ?
'23—Going stag or dragging ?
'23—We!l, if you promise not to get
tight I'll let you dance with my girl.
'24—I'd rather get tight.—Tiger.
Mr. S. S. Geizendanner of Houston
Heights has recently made an an
The fairest priced suits you have seen in years?
Victory Wilson saves you money on your Spring
—Our up-stairs rent is low
—We sell for cash only
—No salaries to collectors
—No upkeep of delivery trucks and system
—Our buying power for four large stores is
—We are the largest exclusive men's clothiers
WE GUARANTEE A SAVING OF
$5.00 to $15.00
In these splendid all-wool suits at
$19.75 to $44.75
Many two pimt suits included.
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ARROWS HI RT
<*%%ADE of a better oxford, in a Rne, tailor-like way.
The collar is the work of the expert Arrow Collar
makers. The cu#t have buttons <f ^ ^
or are the French link model *****
CMitTt. WAMDYStCO. ht MAKHM
She was a phantom of delight
When drat ahe gleamed upon my aight
A lovety apparition, aent,
To be a moment'a ornament;
The next day in a duaky dawn
I wrecked her on my own front lawn;
She waa so fast, it waant fair.
She waa my own, my Willa Sainte
At the Archi-Arts bali:
Ross—Who are you waiting for?
Mac—My girl; she went upatairs to
fix her hair.
Ross—Fix her hair. Ha! Ha!
That's a good !augh.
This is not a lecture on salesman-
ship but at the outset it would be an
excellent idea to quote the four prin-
ciples of the art of selling.
1. Approach of prospect.
2. Presentation of subject.
4. Closing of the sale.
Now, these principles are very ap-
plicabte to a certain condition existing
at Rice, namely—the constant lovers.
Several of the fair co-eds have ap-
proached the prospect, presented the
subject, delivered the argument, but
what we ask is why the hell don't they
close the sale?
Fait* Co-ed to Chem. Assistant—If
I put my arms around you and give
you a kiss will you let me out of Lab?
Chum. Assistant—Say, where do
you get that Biology Dept. stuff ?
A gir! with a good figure, wavy
hair, a smooth complexion, and pretty
teeth never has to worry about brains.
Cuatomer—I want to get a
ring; platinum, if you pleaae
Saleaman—Certainly, air. Let me
ahow you our combination seta of
three piecea, engagement, wedding,
and teething ringa at 10 per cent dia-
——— m '
Univeraity of Southern California—
Sufficient fund* have now been re-
ceived to make the building of a Stu-
dent Union a certainty. DeHnitsi
plana for the structure have been aa-
cepted and apace allotted for the con-
^TITH signs of Spring comes
the desire to wear new
things to harmonize with the
new season, particular!)? shoes.
The shoes for Spring are shown
in many different sty!es and
Whatever your choice from our
styles may be, you will be
mighty pleased with it.
We picture at the right our
"DARBY" pattern, made of
TAN SCOTCH GRAIN $
CALF SOFT TIP
You'H Soon Want
have them in a variety of
patterns with rubber and
leather sport soles. The leathers
are grey elk, tan e)k, tight tan'
calf, dark tan ca)f and biack
calf. Priced from—
$8.00 TO $10.00
Registrar (to Freshman)—"What
is your name?
Registrar—"You shouid say Juiius."
(To next boy.) "What is your name?"
Second Boy—"Bilious, sir—'Ee-'Aw.
At the Milwaukee:
Cashion? On a diet?
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In these shirts a line quatitv
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Ask to see
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A fresh, new silk knit tie of
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Other knit ties $1, $1.50 to $3.
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The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, April 6, 1923, newspaper, April 6, 1923; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth229950/m1/3/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rice University Woodson Research Center.