The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, February 8, 1924 Page: 6 of 8
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"My Niece Are A Flopper.'
To editor Girlish Thresher—
I were very exonerated two days
before yesterday to se my neice Tun^a
penetrate buxomly into my presents.
"Skwigi," she bustle. "What do you
think of a set of men who are too big
to follow public opinion?"
"They are bravely or very clever,"
] expound, exhuming two (2) hoshery
from my darned basket.
"You are always trying to delineate
funny joke," she declare, sitting her-
self on my ptayed piano bench. "This
set of men are big men of the town
and they have big interests."
"Big interests do not always mean
bin principles," 1 narrate, selecting
carefully targe hole to be lashed.
"Last night I sling a hoof in a big
dance," she orate. My niece are a
t'iopper. "1 stay deposited on a seat
wit)) one college man."
"At a crawl that is very deracinat-
ing affair." 1 partake. I should be a
gardiner of my youngish niece.
She snuffle disdainishly at my eti-
<iuitte, whereat she continue—
"He eradicate my idea of college
compasses. He tell me the weeker
sects at his school have no sleeping
rooms on the ground."
1 accomplish one hole and seek to
find other empty space in hoshery.
Then 1 commute—
"Sleeping on ground are apt to ex-
" 'Ground,' 1 say iigurely," she toss.
"He mean the women have no place
to sleep like the men."
'That are not—" I prefix when she
f i rework—
"You try ail the time to find bad.
The women have no dormitories like
tune the men. He like that, but the
school-women, they want to be treat
"That's a problem," 1 peruse. "They
are still weeker and they still have
hair. So long as women have much
hair on head they can't work brain
like men "
"1 think they very right," she la-
ment. "Some big men, honorable men,
like says Julius Brutus, who plan for
I'veryone's best, don't plan for sleep-
ing house for school-women."
"They know what is better." 1 in-
"My friend, he say they have not
emanated to the school enough to see
what the women compile," she defend.
"They are very complex men to un-
"You are hut young girl," I com-
mit, hut she placate thusly—
"That's why 1 know their senses.
They want the men to see what they
complete. They are very anxshus to
collude about a building.
- "School-women should not greed for
articles." this from me haughtily. She
elevate from bench and go to leave.
"You are not full of sense," she
intimate, exclaiming the door after
her. My niece are very disputed girl.
Hoping you are the same,
Very Truly Yours,
The many Rice friends of Dr. Stock-
ton Axson will be glad to know that
his health is much improved. Mr.
Rowe is in receipt of a letter from
him recently in which Dr. Axson in-
quired especially about the Writing
Club, of which he is sponsor, express-
ing his very great interest even
though he is not able to be here. He
also said that he hoped and expected
to be able to return to the Institute
before the year is out.
(Continued from Page 1.)
cation is making the home. "This is
a Held that men can never enter, but
they still have to be leaned upon in
"Every woman is sensible in pre-
paring herself for some vocation, but
her ultimate aim should be prepara-
tion for home making and a knowl-
edge of hygiene, cooking, etc.. on the
one hand and of business affairs on
the other as woman's intuition is
recognized by men in both business
and the home."
The speaker further asserted that
whether or not a woman enters the
business world, she should have a cer-
tain amount of business ability to be
successful. If she goes into business,
she must be honest, sincere, frank,
and truthful about everything that
happens. It is just as important for
ayoung woman working in business
concerns to know all abttut the busi-
nessus the young man. This requires
study, am) it is the purpose of the
college coutse to train one to think
and to study. It teaches one to
know what she wants and how to get
"A woman's best way into the busi-
Beyond Man's Power
The Thresher Staff Is indeed glad
to publish an advertisement of the
"Woman's Viewpoint" a little maga-
zine which has recently started in
Houston, and which is having a suc-
cessful beginning. The object of this
magazine is to furnish women a place
for their ideas. "No man on earth
can give a woman's viewpoint," and
it is for this reason that the women
should fee) a deep sense of gratitude
to Miss Florence M. Sterling for es-
tablishing this publication. She iB
the owner and the editor of the paper.
Miss Sterling has expressed a deep
interest in all girls—Rice girls espe-
cially. She wants us to know that
she is behind us in our Thresher, and
in everything that we do.
The other members of the Women's
Viewpoint staff are: Ola Harris Beau-
bien, Asst. Editor; Katherine Allen
Lively, Music Editor, and Mrs. Eric
Miss Sterling said she would be
glad to have Rice girls send in con-
tributions to her paper.
Our hats are off to her!
Wouldn't She Be I'erfcct With:
Mary Louise Britton's teeth,
Beatrice Harrison's pep,
Sidney Sweet's feet,
Dorothy Ayres wit,
Sarah Lane's hair, attd
Alice Michaux's disposition ?
ness world is through stenography.
It gives her an opportunity to show
what she can do and leads her into
the bigger work."
Finally, Mr. McCants urged that
each girl be thrifty an open a sav-
ings account at the earliest op-
portunity, investing the accumulation
in government, municipal or other
stable securities; selling, re-investing,
! and so o)T nftfll she is not only pros-
! perous, but has built an essential
; round in the ladder leading to busi-
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To "get better," without helping them with
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Here, we carefully, skillfully examine eyes,
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Rice Girts Faii
Easier Than Boys
Tuesdays and Thursdays find two
dozen or more girls taking part in
gym at the field house at 1:80. Ac-
cording to Mr. Ashcraft, the in-
structor, the girls are doing nicely.
In starting out, they have done fully
as well, if not better, than the boys
who are awkward, he says, and at
first consistently raise their left
hands when the right were called for.
The girls take calisthenics (awful
ones), play basketball, do "stunts" on
the turning bar, but especially do they
learn that art which is called "tumb-
ling." Several mattresses are laid on
the floor and the unfortunates come
up one by one, and try their luck in
the different stages of "tumbling."
At first, there was of course diffi-
culty. Some would poise in mid air
and flop back. Others would put their
heads down and roll over sideways
Each method, not the approved one,
brought down the house. At the fin-
ish of each "tumble" the candidate
was supposed to come up smiling and
leap the rest of the way across the
mattress on foot. Those who rolled
over sideways or those who did not
get over at all usually made up for
it by giving three broad, emphatic
leaps after their trial.
Mrs. Stratford is always present,
sitting on a rolled up mattress. She
laughs until her eyes are just little
slits. One day an inquisitive boy came
to the door during gym class and, to
the girls' dismay, Mrs. Stratford let
him in. Whether he was amused or
not, we can't say because he was too
polite to laugh.
Mr. Ashcraft stands by, giving in-
structions: "Put the back of your
head down." He passes his hand over
the back of his head—"see where m'
hair's all gone from doing it?"
At any rate, the girls are now get-
ting so proficient that Mr. Ashcraft
has said, MAYBE the class can have
a little tea at Autry House some af-
ternoon and invite the other girls out
to see them do the stunts they have
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The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, February 8, 1924, newspaper, February 8, 1924; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth229975/m1/6/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rice University Woodson Research Center.