The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, February 26, 1926 Page: 3 of 4
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No Dues for Sophs This Year;
Entrance to Be $2
Sophomores rejoice! You will not
have to nay class dues this year, so
says Gordon Turrentlne. However, If
you want to go to this dance you
will have to uncork $2.00. Anyone
with the <2.00 can get a bid. Bids
will probably be sold the week preced-
ing the dance. The struggle will be
hotter than any ihat has ever pre-
ceded It In Sophomore balls. It will
be presided over by two orchestras,
who, by the way, have already been
signed"up insuring the (act that there
will be two o£ them. Their names,
however, will not be divulged. As
yet no hall has been decided upon
but Turnverein and Concordia are
the two most seriously considered.
The most money this year will not
be expended on decorations but will
be used on music which the advance
notices say will be extra hot. There
will be some good specialties between
dances so says Turrentine. Neverthe-
less the decorations will be worth
looking at. The dance will still be
held on the 31st of March, and ac-
cording to all advance dope it will be
more than worth the two dollars
which it will cost.
SNAPS AND LOTS OF 'EM
f. A. WhMltr, Music Specialist to
Appear at Autry House
Mr. FrancU Allen Wheeler, music
specialist of the Playground and Rec-
reation Association of America, will
be in Autry House March 1st, 3rd and
5th for the purpose of conferring with
all who are interested in the music
Campanile Asks Students
The first of these conferences will be
held at 1:45 p. m., at Autry House,
and all are Invited who are interest-
ed in a community music program,
who will help in establishing musical
activities and in discovering music
talent, or who are engaged in direct-
ing music in clubs, schools, churches,
Ah, little snapshot, don't, you cry,
you'll be in the Campanile by and by.
"Snaps", lots ol' 'em, are wanted for
the Campanile. Every student has
been asked to bring pictures and
leave them in the upper (middle)
drawer of the desk in The Thresher
office, but as yet, the legs of the said
desk have not curved in from the
weight of the aforementioned pic-
If every student would bring one
picture for himself, one for every stu-
dent who is absent, two for every
probationer and two tor every bust
out, there would be a lot of "snaps".
However, if every student would
bring half that many pictures, the
Campanile would be satisfied.
As Slime Fungus suys, "It ain't
how many "snaps" you bring; it's
how much ginger they have in 'em."
GLEE CLUB AT WORK
To Make Debut at Autry House and
The Rice Glee Club, a group of
practical vocalists, with Sally Keith
at the head and Dorothy DuMars as
pianist, has not been heard from for
quite a while but nevertheless, it has
been practicing regularly, learning
new songs and preparing for their
debut at the Autry House, which will
take place at an early date. Shortly
after this the club will appear at the
The Rice Trio is working on new
stuff which they will spring when
they make their appearnace at the
lsis Theatre in the near future.
These maneuvers show that the Glee
Club is not dead as some would-be
pessimists would have you believe.
A letter to Jack Major from the
City of Houston states that several
positions will be open to members of
the Glee Club in the City Recreation
Department this summer. This an-
nouncement along with the fact that
the club is still open for new mem-
bers ought to materially increase the
rolls of the club. According to Jack
Major, first tenors are especially de-
Being still in its infancy, the club
needs and merits the support of the
student body. As great things are
expected of the club, let the students
answer the, call for assistance accord-
ingly. Especially attractive should
be the offer made by the city. A
good position for the summer will
thus be secured.
And have the class editors to the
various class Threshers been selected?
AUTRY HOUSE CALENDAR
Frday, Feb. 26—
Choir Practice 12:30 p. m.
Alliance Francais, 8:00 p. m.
Sunday, Feb. 28—
Bible Class, 10:00
Church Services, 11:00
Monday, March 1—
. Glee Club, 7:30 p. m.
Pre-Law Meeting, 7:30-8:30-
E. B. L. S., 12:30 p. m.
Houston Recreational Inst.,
1:45 p. m.
Writing Club, 1:30
Tuesday, March 2—
P. A. L. S., 12:30 P. M.
R. Association, 8:00
Wednesday, March 30—
O. W. L. S., 12:30 p. m.
Houston Recreational Inst.,
A. S. C. E„ 7:30 p. m.
Thursday, March 4—
Holy Communion, 7:80 a. m.
Spanish Club, 7:80 p. m.
choruses und stage music celebrations.
Before joining the staff of the Na-
tional Playground Association, he
was official song leader for the 17. S.
Marines, stationed at Paris Island, S.
C„ and later at Port Au Prince, Haiti.
As camp song leader at Savannah,
Ga., be greatly aided in broadening
that city's musical activities.
A graduate of Mercer Academy, Mr.
Phones H. 2500 and 2100
Clubs and Individuals Pledge
The Student Friendship Fund cam-
paign on the campus which began with „ , ^
. , . , . i developments of the community and
such a boom last Monday a week con- p0B8,bmtle8 for extending them.
tinues a most promising development.
The Rice classes in Houston church-
es have been or will be presented with
the actual problems which the fund is
endeavoring to solve.
Mr. Burke Baker addressed a re-
sponsive group of men students on
this subject in the commons on Wed-
Clubs which have pledged to the
fund from their treasuries are: E. B.
L. S., P. A. L. S., O. W. L. S., Y. W.
C. A., and the Woman's Council.
As was explained in the last issue
of The Thresher club pledges do not
relieve individual responsibility and
among the many students who have
pledge generously to the fund are:
J. R. Ayers, Jr.
Sarah Kathryn Arrants
Myra Maud Bischop
Mary Elizabeth Bulbrook
J. Austin Clapp, Jr.
C. A. Calhoun
Mary Louise Embry
Sara Francis Geiske
Martha Francis Hill
Mary Jo Inkley
Mira Donna May
Dorothy Ethel Seaman
Dan C. Smith, Jr.
Martha Campbell Scott
Sara Elizabeth Waller
Mary Katherine Wright
Mary Elizabeth Withers
Mr. Burke Baker
Mr. Rex. Baker
Mr. H. W. Cawrathers.
Pledges may be made with Sarah
Lane in the Periodical Library.
Perhaps the issue of tlio Co-eds will
be named the Miss-Thresher. If so. j
things in general would be more aptly ;
situated if the name of the weekly i
publication of Rice was called The;
Steak. Then they could call theirs, i
and rightly. The Mis——-
What with the ponderous deluge of i
annual balls, dances and frolics all in I
this early part of the season, Rice j
will he without a big dance during
the latter months of the year. The !
Freshmen might pull a boat ride, don't
you think? |
CA4T TO ATTHB SUPPER
Whit*headed Bey Cast to Quest of
Mrs. H. P. MaeQreger.
The lucky members of the cast for
the "Whlteheaded Boy" are given a
party once of twice every week.
Mrs. H. F. MacGregor will give
them a buffet supper on March 5,
and has asked them to go as ber
guests to see the Little Theatre's
"Children of the Moon."
The rehearsals are now being held
Wheeler for eight years studied voice,
conducting, and harmony with Ralph
Butler Savage of Pittsburg. A bari-
tone voice of unusual power and beau-
ty adds to his qualifications for his
work, as does a musical heritage
whieh goes back through six genera-
tions of musicians. Mr. Wheeler's
father was one of the pioneer school
or for special occasions.
For the past six years Mr. Wheeler | musk. men o( the country,
has helped more than a score of „ whee,er com0B to Autry House
cities n various sta es to conduct i und(jr th# ,ces of the Houston
music institutes, develop community j Recrefttlona, i„8Utute Association.
He can be available for Individual
at the homes of the different mem-
bers of the cast, who always wind
up their hours of concentrated effort
with a party of some kind.
The last rehearsal was held at Sa-
rah Elisabeth Waller's home; and the
week before Celeste Jones entertained
the es"t. "Full o' pep—full o' pep!"
as Beatrice Harrison would say.
Martha Scott will be unable to take
part In the "Whlteheaded Boy" and
Berenice Garrett will play the part
of "Jane" In her place.
The tickets are on sale at Harris
Hahlo's and are going fast. The pa-
trons are also responding well.
Heard Doc Lovett was down at tho
Tee Pee Whiffle shop after 11 one
Bight. Gawd! Ain't it awful what
the older generation is coming to?
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The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, February 26, 1926, newspaper, February 26, 1926; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth230039/m1/3/?q=keystone: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rice University Woodson Research Center.