The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, April 8, 1927 Page: 1 of 6
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RICE INSTITUTE, HOUSTON, TEXAS, APRIL 8, 1927
RICE TRACKMEN MEET BAYLOR THE AFTERNOON
It is rumored that a curtain foot-
ball captain of this claim purehniwU
an automobile from another member
of the class (Editor's note: Ho still
owes some on it) and got in the habit
of parking it in front of the Sally
Port. When the auto was identified
un innocent member, the party of tlte
second part, was brought to task, and
almost, got kicked out of school. I
ask you, wasn't that a dirty trick?.
Members of the Senior class, espe-
cially hoys: Those profs are paid to
teach us in the class room, but from
tlte looks of things they are teaching
the girls more outside the class room,
all lab with lahs in convenient cars.
Let us either put a stop to it, or
learn their secret that we, too, can
get in on the gravy.
Another member of the class was
heard to mutter something about,
"laying out a Street" at the P A.
L. S. dunce last week, but was in no
condition to carry out his threat. That
We'd like to know why four cer-
tain young students went to A. and M,
to see the baseball games. Prom
all accounts they didn't see so much,
or too much.
Several ugly rumors have been
floating around and the editor asked
me to spike them. He really had the
mumps and didn't get that way from
buying lunch for two at the Gables.
Three of our fellow students are en-
joying a week at. the Plaza due to
shouting "Head 'era and weep" too
loud in the dorms. Better luck next,
Coinstock is supposed to be a drunk
in the cabaret scene Rice Nigh*.
"What's the use of pretending?" Big
Reports come in that our illustri-
ous baseball captain cannot heave so
well after a. certain young lady's name
is mentioned. How about it, can't we
get in on the secret and the Chrys-
BEDENK MEN LEAVE
They Take Two Games From
The Rice Owls left Thursday night
for a two-game series with the Baylor
Bears at Waco, after taking a pair of
well played games from these same
Bears here last week-end. Fffteau
men made the trip under the care of
Coach Bedenk. After the two games
the Bearville club will move on to i
j Austin to engage Billy Disch and his
j Texas Longhorns Monday and Tut s
Coach Bedenk is optimistic over
the chances of his club after winning
the pair of games from Baylor. He
is looking forward to taking three of
the games on this trip.
The games with Baylor came as a
pleasant surprise to the followers of!
Rice athletic fortunes. It proved that
instead of a one-man hurling staff,
Bedenk had uncovered a jewel in Da.
Cammera, who turned the Hears back
with a single run in the second game;
after Capt. Abies had copped the first,
Underwood and Knipple connected j
for several solid blows in the pinches j
to take off hitting honors for the;
Owls. Heavy is playing his last year*
for the Owls, while Joe is making his)
Baylor miscues, especially around i
short, played a vital part in putting
the Owls in scoring positions.
Due to an unexpected case of that child disease known as mumps
developed by ye editor, the Senior Thresher has been unavoid-
ably delayed. We ask your indulgence and hope that no students
will commit suicide or any great countries throw themselves head-
long into another war because ol' this lateness.
ENDOWMENT PLANNED BY SENIORS
Don't slap Coach Bedenk on th«
back. He's been to the Island gather-
ing his summer tan.
We're having quite a time about
those invitations. Better hurry up and
make up your mind, it won't be long
J. H. was a visitor on the campus
the other day. Still up to his old
After driving every car on the cam-
pus. our good friend A1 has at last
seemed to concentrate on a Buick.
Don't get mad. it's all in fun.
Arch. 5X0 is enjoying a mid-term va-
cation of a week due to the absence
of Prof. Chillman, who is out of town
on business. A good example to fol-
low. Who's next?
Dallas Mathews, ex '27. visited the
campus this week sporting a cane.
Investigation proved that, this was
necessary as he is nursing a bum foot,
claimed to have been received in
China. Later facts showed that Dal-
las was in an oil field and dropped
a pipe on his hoof when the quitting
Word reaches us that George
"Grandpa" Wood, ex '27 and athlete
de luxe, has reached an agreement
with the Cincinnati Reds, and will be
seen in action with that club this
year. Grandpa was signed as a hurl ?r
when he became ineligible for baseball
this season due to studies, but balked
at playing Sunday baseball. After a
session with Judge Lundis, high mo-
gul of organized baseball, Wood was
awarded the decision and he was given
a fat contract exempting him from
Wood was considered one of the
best bets in the Conference tor two
years, and after a little experience
should go good with the Reds.
These spring days are making it
hard for students to attend classes.
Perhaps they are lazy, In love, or
both, but the fact remains that there
are many vacant seats In most classes,
especially those in which the prof
neglects to call the roll.
The question of endowment insur-
ance has recently been brought be-
fore the Senior class, and the problem
now is to get. the opinion of the class
members in regard to this. At a
meeting of the Senior Cabinet last
week It was decided to divide the class
into groups, and, in that way, to get
the opinion of each individual. Bids
will be solicited from different insur-
ance companies, if the plan meets
The purpose of such an endowment
insurance is to give to Rice a realty
worthwhile fund to he used for any
purpose the class wishes. A tentative
plan has been submitted to give the
class an idea of the cost, etc.
The requirements are that a pay-
ment of ten dollars is to be made an-,
nually for twenty years. Then, at
the end of that time, the insurance
company will pay $250 for each indi-
vidual who has taken out a policy.
This means that although a total of
$200 has been paid to the company,
$250 will be returned at the end of
twenty years. If anyone having a pol-
icy should die during this time, the
entire K?i0 WottTd lie turned over im-
mediately; or, if tliore was a case of
total disability, no more payments
j would he required and the total sum
i would he rendered with the rest.
! This plan has been carried ,itu
! successfully in many Kastern universi-
I ties, and there is no reason why it
. could not work as well at Rice. There
] ttre about 175 in the Senior class. If
I only loa took out policies, the tot 11
| sum of $25-,"00 would be payable to
j Rice in twenty years. It has been
j suggested that inasmuch as the class
| Would he unable to foresee now what
i will be needed most at. that future
time, a reunion be held and the ex-
penditure of the sum be decided oil
The plan seems feasible in every
way. and it would undoubtedly he a
noble undertaking for the members of
the Senior class of '27 to constitute
the first class to endow a chair, erect
:i building, ot do some other worth,.'
tiling for their Alma Mater.
SWAMP T. C. U.
The Rice track men will take oil
the Baylor Bears on l(ice field Satur-
day afternoon. This should be a mop-
hotly eon test "d meet than last week's
mixup with the T. C. r. Frogs, but
• Couch M.ierfherg is looking- forward to
apt Rice; win. Last year the IVars
j nosed; out a win. but. will Have a !i,,ro-
! ei' time this season.
The loss of Cahjness, who pulled a
ligament in practice this week, weak-
ens t he tean) con«id<Ji'i|bly, as h" was
regarded as a, cinch first in the "Xde
, vault, and a place in t;he J2o y.n I
dash It is doubtful that he will In-
able t<> compete for a month.
Hairing late rains the track -houid
be lightning fast, and b«u-r lim-s
: I than last week in all .-wiits houhi be
One of the outstanding member.; ot
the class of '27 is none other than
Capt. Wash "Heavy" Cnderwood. This
young man has distinguished himself,
not only in the realm of sport, hit'
u I so in the class room.
Heavy made three letters Ills Soph-
more year, football, basketball and
baseball. Mis Junior year he was
elected captain of the football club,
an honor which was repeated his
Senior year. In addition he has been
a valuable member of the baseball
Heavy collected the unique distinc-
tion, for an athlete at Riee.vof novel
having "busted" a cours."
! Taking the T. 1'. Fie;:- into e.tmp
I by the top-heavv score of !■ | to _m,
the Rice Owls demonstrated that the-,
were in the runniim for high honors
on the track this year The u■ ?
was held at Fort. Worth Ia-t u*.■ i;
The Owls t.jok 1,3 out of tie- 15 fir-'t
places, in addition to a f i.. k. of .sec:,
Captain Bill Smiley led the scori-.it'
with IKVi points, but was follow--!
closely by "Little Elbert" Meyers, wilm
captured In. Bill won his on tin- track
l as well as in the field.1 while Meyers
j devoted his energy to tie- weights, !
summary ol events
RICE NITE TO BE
EVENT OF YEAR
COLLEGE HUMOR TO
CONDUCT MOVIE TEST
Senior Highlights During
PAINTER AND TOLAN
ARE DEBATE WINNERS
Sept., 1923—Entrance into the realm!
Nov., 1923—Freshman football team
goes through without a defeat.
Xmas, 1923—Farewells to some of
the less fortunate.
Feb., 1924—Freshman President Mc-
Vey gets in dance dispute. Sophs
President Jameison of Sophs captured !
by impetuous Slimes.
June—That's over, thank the Lord.,
Sept., 1924—Six Sophs make vars-l
ity. "Runt" Terrell elected cap- \
Feb., 1925—Slimes defeat Sophs*,
and Murray jumps out of the clock at
the annual dance. Too much blood-
shed, dance discontinued by order of;
Another June—Runt busts out and
Heavy given his job.
Sept., 1925—Half way through with
several familiar faces absent.
March, 1926—Hoc makeifacquaint- j
a nee of Sheriff Conley at Bryan.
June, 192H—Joe Gallagher leaves
Rice for more lucrative fields.
Sept., 1920—Last lap—Five Seniors |
make the club.
April, 1927—Spring weather causes
announcement of 87 engagements.
May—-Last exams (this is presup-
June—Graduation and out in the
cruel world. J
EDITOR MAKES PROMISE
ON YEAR BOOKS
Harry Painter and Graves Tobind,
defending the negative of the ques-
tion. "Resolved that this house in-
dorses the theories of Judge Ben
Lindscy on Companionate Marriage,"
won a two to one decision over the af-
firmative last Tuesday at the regular
meeting of the Pre-Law Society.
The debate was close and well pre-
sented in view of the short, time the
debaters were given to study the
question. It was mostly an exteiupo
raneous dehate. Milton Eckert and .1.
C, Redley presented the argument for
In the usiness meeting that prec vi-
ed a design tor a elb pin was adopt-
A very important meeting will lie
held Tuesday, April 12, at 7:3ii p. in.
in the club rooms.
Debate Question -Resolved. That!
social fraternities should be formed at
Rice Institute,'question of Atlniinis; ra
tion consent waived.
Note—Two men each team; speech..-
ten and five minutes each man.
The debate question for April 2« :s:
Resolved. That this house approves
the policy of Benito Mussolini.
Affirmative--Chambers, Gill, Mur-
Negative — Flukinger, Friedman.
Note—Three men each tean
speeches eight and four minutes each
True to form, HarvJn Moore, edi-
tor of the Campanile, announces that
the year book will come out on time.
This has been the standard expression
of all editors since the dark ages, hut
fact and fiction are not bound nearly
so close together as the editors would
have us believe.
Still Mr. Moore has a better chance
than other editors to fulfill his threat,
for he has progressed greatly in the
work. He is fortunate in having a
strong staff to help him, for usually
in a school publication the editor lias
to do all the work (nothing personal
in that last crack, not much).
Winter and early spring sports and
other activities have been long in the
hands of the printer and with the mak-
ing of the class books, the publica-
tion will be complete, or nearly so.
Maybe, after all, an editor will make
good his promise and the class of '27
will view their likenesses before next
September. Let us hope so.
Have you noticed the change in the
Autrey House? Instead of a few sit-
ting around talking or eating, bridge
games and other forms of time killers
are the order of the day. Rev. Os-
hourne deserves a great deal of credit
for bringing the "Fireside of Rice"
from smouldering ashes to a red hot
We just had to fill in this hole, so
here goes. If anybody thinks that it
is a joke to get out a paper in a day
and a half, the present staff will cer
tainly give the doubters a chance to
prove It. Line forms on the right, no
rushing, everybody will be given it
BAILY HOUX ADDRESSES
Bailey Houx, the president of the
American Consruction Company, was
the speaker at the meeting of the En-
j gineering Society last Wednesday
night. The discussion was in the
form of a "round table." in which Mr
Houx first presented the phases of
engineering connected with construe
tion, illustrating his points with con-
crete examples taker) from his experi-
ence. He emphasized the importance
of economics in engineering work, and
stated that the engineer is already in
great demand for executive position
due to his analytical training and In-
ability to handle the technical prob-
lems which arise in every branch of
Mr. Houx cited some interesting In
eidents connected with the erection ot
the ICsperson building, saying that •
through safety engineering it was
hoped in the .future to do away with
the saying of "a life for every story,"
which has become attached to such
construction. After his aij^ess he
threw the meeting open to questions,
and several students took the oppor-
tunity to settle individual problems.
The Informal nature of the talk ha.-i
caused so much favorable comment
that some of the future discussions
will he In the same line.
Senior Athletic Honor Roll.
Football — Underwood, captain '25,
2ti; Joseph. Wood. Saner, Grain, Win-
Basketball — Morris, captain '27;
Baseball — Underwood, B I o x s o m.
Track—Smiley, captain '27; Me-'
Kamey, Madden, Meyers, Frazee.
As one football player said to an-
other, "I don't mind you drinking beer,
but don't bring the empty bottles to
Plans tor Rice Night are being push-
ed to the greatest extent The City
Auditorium has been -secured tor the
night of April 30, and a great ileal, of
preparation is being made to make this
on" of the most successful nights of
the year, Last year, it will.be remem-
bered, a downpour of rain kept many
people away from the event.
Entertainment as well as dancing
will he the order of events. I.ee's Owls
will furnish the music for tin? pro-
gram, while some of the best local tal-
ent available will take care of the
Tickets will be on sale shortly and
unless you want to miss the biggest
thing of the college year, you had bet-
ter gather in a few tickets for yourself
Doctor Stockton Axsou. English lec-
turer and nationally known authority
•m -Shakespeare, has returned to tne.-t
hi- classes after a short siege of ill-
hess. During his enforced absence.
Professor Lnwson took charge of the
.Members of his classes are elated
over his recovery, and a full attend-
ance thru the iveek testifies hi fin;
Doctor's ability to f«j| class room-
even in these Spring days.
IS THIS YOU?
Once there was, a Senior wv
Walked down the street and met a
Hey! All yon guys t'haT's gog "i<."
i so u.tt';'b passim^ i hot vtei don'r knew
f What i'0 do .with it, so much beauty v
, and loaulim so much physical-? ai
j Irae!iyetie.-... and God knows w hat eise
S ' we advise II doetori. look out for lb"
beamy contest, and the movie e.'uiti. .« '
; that is to ft-. staged by the r.d'fego
I Humor Magazine soojt. This is ilie
-way that. Lloyd 'Hughes. Jack M rtihiti!,
! Gordon Turr ntitie, Richard Ru tie !
j mess. Jack Bridgewater and N-.l J'fiWe
! ill on got their start.
We have word thai out ot only fnuJ
| drefl thousand men. applying for pose
; tiotis as actors at Hollywood, only a
• ti w at" college men. so the Fir-o
|.National Attraction and Moving i'ic
| lures Corporation will send men to ail
i of the major iitiivi.rsittes in lie Soirtti;,;
; West. North, Ka Nort.hi.mst. South-
| west arid V '1 a- ':' a i.o try c> make
i'col.lege ae-rt -make their tiasfii'.,)!
| "show,"'gin! not. ot,.-. ' W. •, "sUe'.,
f-. if 'he seai'rh i' vr« i . . \ .
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; .i'lJlihili i"a.-;.Vat.-;:--s : gra;,...' - '.la -,v n'.
BEAI'TIFl i. YOUNG
eil at her
WITH LONGING EYES, but sh
not see hi in at all.
BUT AT LAST after tie hail H
SHE GAVE HIM A
THE batteries of her e;
But WITH A WIDE
irl Hlwl Seek- -'"ur*
'S full ft
But the Senior in his dumbness
Felt that she had fallen for him
AND went home elated, hut
WHEN he entered to tell his
FRIEND of his latest his
Friend shouted--NO Wonder
SHE smiled Your shirt tail is
I THANK YOU
STUPENDOUS! MAMMOTH! COLOSSAL! LARGE! BIG!
SENIORS AND JUNIORS
j The Senior" nij'ls at a meeting Frit,
t day afternoon elected Celeste Jones
; as Dutchess of the Senior class for
the annual May fete, Margaret lvim
j hall. Martha Morton, Madge Harriett-
i and Hortense I've were selected to
! serve MisS Jones as maids.
| The Juniors honored Marjarie Lock
j man ..with the title as Dutchess with
Tiilie Hood, Dorothy Barnes. Kath-
ryn F^jpdren and Mildred Stowe as
maids of honor.
As vet the Sophs and Freshmen
have not announced their choice, trtl1
this will he done in the near future in
order to allow ample time for prepara-
The last—and finest—masterpiece
from the pen of the famous play-
wright, Cumgrano Sails, is soon to
burst upon the entertainment horizon
of Rice with all the glory befitting
such a contribution to the dramatic
art. ETERNAL DESIRES, a theme
new to university life, under the able
direction of Lotta Comedones, has de-
veloped into the outstanding his-
trionic achievement of the last decade,
and has won the unqualified admira-
tion of all the New York critics who
have reviewed it.
ETERNAL DESIRES is a gripping
love-tale of the frozen north, set amid
unbridled wealth and gorgeous pas-
sions. It Is the story of big men and
big hates, and how a woman turned
these hates into bigger and better |
hates. It has all the pathos of WE'RE ■
IN THE NAVY NOW, all the thrills |
of THE CABLE WITH THE SINGLE
RIDGE, and more than twice the ro-
mance of the PATHE NEWS. It com-
bines the spiritual qualities of GET-
TING GERTIE'S GARTER with the I
hilarious mirth of BEN HUR; and j
through it all there runs a strain of |
the most touching asininity.
The force of this spectacular pre-;
sentatlon is attested to by the fact
that several noted actors, on seeing It.!
have broken down and wept. It is
truly an epic of human temptation and
retribution In the Camp of Northern
Sin. Audiences have accorded it a re-
sponse that Is difficult to describe.
It must be seen to be appreciated, and,
in between the acts will be diver-
tissements which it is expected will
in part relieve the terrific strain which
once seen, it can never be forgotten,
would result from a continuous show-
ing of the play proper. These inter-
acts are composed entirely of engi-
neers, as is the above saga or what*
not, and several new entertainers will
be presented in them. The whole pro-
duction is sponsored by the Engineer-
ing Society, and from the present re-
ports, standing room will soon be at a
premium. The play will take place
at the Autry House at 8:15 on April
12, and a record crowd is expected,
as this may be only time this strange
body of men will be seen in action all
at one time. ....
Recently the Senior class was shock-
ed by the news that Richard E. Terrell,
better known to his numerous friemls
as "Runt," was killed while engaged in
flying service at Kelly Field, San An-
tonio. As Terrell was a member of
the class of '27 at one time, it is on,ly
fitting that the class honor hini in
Terrell was elected captain of the
football team of '25 at the close of his
first year of competition, an honor
within itself. He was considered one
of the best ends in the conference, and
was chosen in thai position for con-
In addition, he was known and
beloved by the entire school, and his
death brought sadness to all who knew
him :— i
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