The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 27, 1924 Page: 3 of 6
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THE T H RES HES ' Vi HO
Dresden Hair Conrad
Red hair she has, and cheeka and
lips. And some say she has a bit of
"red" in her brain. Certainly she's
bolshevik about some things.
Art critics call it Dresden coloring,
and declare she is very paintable. And
she is, because John Clarke Tidden,
Rice's own has done three portraits of
her, the latest of which is command-
C'LARA OGDEN DAVIS
(From a charcoal drawing by
Agnes Lilienberg Tidden)
ing much favorable comment as a
part of his exhibition in the Houston
Art Museum. He calls it "Clarisy."
His wife, the adorable Agnes Tidden,
has painted her, too. The charcoal
drawing accompanying this article is
by Mrs. Tidden. And Watson Ney-
land, ex-Rice, Mr. Tidden's pupil, now
in Senlis, France, has painted her.
Clara Odgen Davis, to many peo-
ple, is a red-headed newspaperman.
Man, not woman. Not that she is
masculine; she isn't. But she is fear-
less and efficient and versatile, and
independent. She loves the writers'
"game," and has foregone some tra-
ditional items of domesticity in order
to play it. Her pay, she says, is
largely "psychic income."
Spent Day With Conrad
Joseph Conrad found her interest-
ing. So does everyone else for that
matter. She talked to Conrad—or
with Conrad—for a day in his quaint
English home. That was .10 'days be
fore he died—the last interview grant-
ed by this, perhaps the greatest au-
thor of the generation. It was not a
"literary" interview, but a human in-
terview—a study. Published in Am-
erica, it was intensely readable.
"He asked me what I thought of
England," she writes. "I told him
that England made me realize how
undeveloped Texas is. But it took
England a thousand years to reach
this stage," he said, "Think what a
thousand years may do to Texas."
London Talked of Visit
Conrad autographed some of his
books and gave them to her; told her
about getting a bargain in a second-
hand automobile (imagine—Joseph
Conrad a bargain hunter!); took her
to see his ailing wife in a hospital;
entertained her at lunch and took her
for a ride over the countryside.
And the funny thing about it was,
that all London newspaper men and
editors said Conrad wouldn't see her,
wouldn't be interviewed. And when
she did see him, London papers print-
ed it as big news. "Mrs. Davis was
born on a Texas ranch miles from civ-
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Saturday Night Impressions
Good dance. Lottsa people. Lottsa
girls. Lottsa boys. Lottsa chaperon*
ones. No bootleggers.
* * •
Red hats, red heads, red dresses,
and even red shoes.
* * •
Speaking of red, there's "Red" Ar-
rant and his double, Salvador Madero.
♦ * <P
A. Edward Armstrong, the newspa-
per celebrity. And Jack Pickins from
Ft. Worth. Big and brawny.
• • •
Why do all the girls wear coats
when they dance? Style is an exact-
Seymour Betts from Allen Academy.
Very military. And a little girl with
long hair from Orange.
Danny O'Rourke wearing a small
Finchley cap. Looks like Lloyd Ham-
* * *
Lee Chatham dancing with Bernice
Deyoe. She has found someone her
* * *
Miss L. McAshan among the late
arrivals. Says the dance never does
get good 'till after eleven.
• * *
My Gawd! That brown suit. Might
call it a Graham cracker shade.
* * #
Herbert Sloan and his sudden love,
* * *
Manuel Madero kissing Catherine
Duitton's hand. Rather touching
ilization," they printed. English still
think Texas a two-gun State.
Mrs. Davis had tea with King
George and Queen Mary of England,
in the back yard of the royal palace.
That was last summer, too. Although
born on a Texas ranch (which was
true; she could ride a horse at the
age of three) she was not awed by
royal effulgence, and she wrote de-
lightfully of her experience for an
Mrs. Davis' home is in Houston,
where she is a correspondent for the
Dallas News and the Galveston News.
She talked of Conrad to the Rice E. B.
L. S. recently, and told the Rice Writ-
ing Cluib about getting and writing
Mrs; Davis is the wife of John Bur-
ton Davis, former war correspondent
and feature writer for a number of
papers and now a member of the
Houston Chronicle staff. The two of
them have evolved some unique cross-
word puzzles exclusively for The
Thresher, for readers' who have the
patience for that sort of thing.
STARNES ACTS QUEER
English Prof Tries to Become Cheer
DeWitt Tulmage Starnes, Ph. D.
(Chicago) of Austin, Texas; formerly
instructor in English at the Univer-
sity of Texas; now instructor in Eng-
lish at the Rice Institute and tem-
porary head of that department, uses
unique methods of teaching pcotie
rhyme schemes to his students.
"In order to remember rhyme
.schemes they should be given as a
college yell. Now all together, Hip,
Hip—Clap, Clap (in imitation of Jack
Glenn) A B, A B-C 1) D."
"That should impress them upon
you so that they will not be forgot-
< I ft liuf/lo r
DOES SALES WORK
E. W. De Prato, Rice Institute, '22,
is with the General Electric Com-
pany's Houston office, hnadling gen-
eral sales work.
There's Katherine Wood standing at
the door, looking real nice and digni-
* * *
Martha Frances Hill with a mous-
tache and pipe and Bee Harrison with
a monocle and "dontcha know" stare.
* * *
There's Miss May, the "Sainted
Devil" making love to a bewildered
* * *
Jessamine Lewis in "Mr" Eunice
Oliver's lap. Shamey, shamey!
* * *
Mary Louise Howze looks just like
* * *
Wonder if all these feminine hearts
will ever recover from the dents
"Mr." Louie Lee Berry put in 'em?
* * *
Wheel There's a pledge rolling
her "You just know she wears 'em"
while her escort also drags up "his'n."
M. -Aeheson, Rice Institute, '24, is
engaged in the Students' Training
Course of the General Electric Com-
pany at Schenectady, New York.
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The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 27, 1924, newspaper, November 27, 1924; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth229999/m1/3/: accessed March 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rice University Woodson Research Center.