The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, March 7, 1930 Page: 1 of 6
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The Thrasher believes that
provision for a weekly assembly
period le essential to better
student govsrnmsnt. An edi-
torial on pave 2 explains this
STUDENT WEEKLY PUBLICATION
Attention is ealled to the
Harvard Prohibition plan out-
lined on page 3. The Thresher
I want! to know what Rice stu-
dent* think about it.
houston, texas, friday, march 7, 1930
PARENTS TO ATTEND
Publications Found to Be
In Sound Financial
Tin? parents of al! UU:o students
will receive let I era sometime (luring
the next two weeks urging their ill
teudauce «t the sixth biennial Kngi-
iteeHn* Show In April. A resolution
to that effect wns panned by the Stud-
ent Council in iii< etinft .Monday aft
ernooit. ''['he tpovo to invite all par-
ents followed rejection of lite SHg
gested "Parents Day," which % Hie
Council decided was at present In-
A committed Including Join) lUd.'ey
and William Van /.audi and bended
by Kgerton iiobb. was appointed to
draft and send the latter.
Financial statements of the ilimi
Ittce student publications were rend
and approved. The pub'lejillnlis were
found to be in healthy eniidlHoii mid.
SIXTEEN FROM RICE
GET HIGH RATINGS
Ten Are Given Distinction for
Service in Educational
Rural Life in England will be
Dr. Thompson's Topic Tonight
Noted Historian and Author iHoldi Interest of Rice
Students with Series of Lectures On
Dr. .Innii's West fa'I Thompson, pro-
le* sor of Medieval History la lite I ni-
v(unity of ('ibcagn. i|c!joined the first
el «i .series ol llnee hcliji-es on as
poets of Medieval III',. Thurxilily I'velt.
'"K In Hie i'ii)sies Aui|ihiihei'uci-. on
lite subject, "Science in Hie Middle.
i ope. li is uii error to believe Unit
men of i in' middle ages were Ignorant
of lite true shape of the earth, In fact
• 'op. riiicus owes his theory to pio-
neer sciolists, notably Keitloinotitii-
ii us and Nicolas Oiisn.
, In this evening's talk, Dr. TJiomp-
i\ges, Dr. I liotnpMO|i wiJl talk this soli will tell a number of Hie details
ev oiling oil "Rural Dit'e iu Kngland
I 'in Iii4,' lite War of ilte Roses," and
sa(ui'da,y ev ening. on Tin' tirigiu .inil
1 levelopiuent ol lit Newspaper,"
In disi ussing the .subject ot sci-
ence in i|ie Middle \agos, it was Dr.
rhiunpsnn's object to sliow tliTTi the
In •[H^'i Hint Hie Medieval ■ i■;l"ii did not
hui. Hie scientific tjpe of tniml it alt
of rural life |n England during the
V\';tr of the Koses.'-Hi- will discuss the
I'itston I .'-Iters. the correspondence
of an Kngilsh yeomiin family in the
fifteenth century for three genera-
tions, Whl'fJl form one of the most,
valinUde sources in studying rurnl
life in this period. The little world I
of Hie English rut ill family of lite |
Member* of the faculty of l.'lee In-
stitute ar.' rated among Hie nest dis-
tinguished men of the century in their
chosen field. Sixteen are tut tit lulled
in either in Hie current issue of
Who's Who, or Men of Science, mi
annual publication much on the order
of Who's Who, which lists outs-and-
illg workeis 111 Hie .scientific field.
For mention in either of these vol-
umes, the candidal e must have
achieved decided sucsest; in hi# work
and must have made marked contri-
butions to I lie advance of Ills profes-
Dr. Stockton Axson, It. (!, Culdwi '1.
dean; t r. A. C, I'ltaiidler. Dr. (,i. C.
Kvmis, Dr. Max Fivund. Dr. i-:d«:ir
odeil Dovett, president : ill. ,1. \V.
SlHUEhti r, William Ward Walk in. Dr.
Harry Weiser and Dr. II urn Id A. Wil
son are mentioned in lite I! ;:•> is-uje
of Who's Wig) as luM-iiiR'ilisiiiiuni.sh'-d
tliamselves In the educational field.
The 1 fl2!K!n issue of Men of Science
mi nitons Dr. Ktlgar AltejilTUrg. Dr. II
It. Bray, Dr. I;. P. Ford, Dr. V D
Harrison. Dr. (' W Heap* ami Dr. li.
Dr. Wilson, Wr. Weiser. Dr. Lmctt.
Dr. Dvans and Dr. «'handlf>r. who fin
tire in tile Who's Wiio group are ttls.i
included In the Men of Science.
, error. Hit the contrary, he hud to it j gentry and peasant class is revealed
• targe degree the same interest in
I'l'iicssi's of nature us Hie intuit i'tl
than, hut h.l thinking was inhibited
j by Hie idea ot jiut.iuii'liy, which it
j feijiiiri'd :i 'linlil mini to doubt or op-'
i i-oi e. . Mot'i over, Hi,, Medieviil niail
wit seriously hindered by the liict
MlUtl, * c-|eii(ific thought1 was not dif
! i' rentIiiimI. For hj'Mtuiiec, tile science
of itsirolnony Wiis mixed with astro]
orv and stliijn. fny and i lieibistry were
11*1 v'I t)|i together. Medieval man
j wan terribly embarrassed because of
j his lack of laboratory equipment.
lie' spread of Arabic learuinu'.
! v-Idcii was directly derived from the
'ireiks, was the cause nf the resninp-
| tiOn of (liven scientific tbought in Kit-
NIEMEIC SIGNS TO
Second All-American Player
To Join Institute
.lolm Nienieic. ail-Atiicrican lialf-
bitck ut Notre Dnme in I! ^K, Thurs-
day sign",! it contract us assistant
toolbiill coach at the lilce Institute,
.Ichn T. Mct'ants, chuniiiun of the
with lemarkahle fullness and tuinuti
ness of detnil in these letters, and
much light is throw upon national
and local politick, eccf siastleni conil-
dllinns, Social life, agrlcillttirc a nil
In his discussion of the origin and
development of Hie newspaper. Dr.
Thompson will treat it subject of
great intrinsic interest. Dike every
ohter great iniisHttition. Hie newspa-
per is the result of a gradual evolu-
tion and slow development. Antiquity
according to Dr. Thouips'in, knew tin
such thing us newspapers, but In the
middle lilies liter,, is evidence that ;
letters containing important informa- i
Hon were circulated from ttie, time of |
lb,, crusades forward* As early ns
Hie reign of Kdward 1, a statute was
ordained against circulation of fii'se
hews. Htit it was not unit 1 the inven-
tion of printing that circulailon of
newspapers became a matter of busl
ness enterprise. In Hie sixteenth cen-
tury, wlmt were known as "news let-
ters," sometimes printed by printers,
sonaetimes circulated by great busi-
ness houses, began to become current.
These were popularly known as "fly
sheets" and often consisted of but a
single leaf, sometimes of several
leaves, like a small pamphlet, and
were hawked by pediers and travel
ing. merchants in markets and fairs.
Naturally tliey were of irregular up-
Free-dum of the Press?
Rice Reporter Wonders
Freedom of the (ness? Weil,
A member of the Thresher
staff, who |k a Rice correspond-
ent for one of Hie Houston
sheets, recently bud cause to
At f'uiotine ami Ciray, 'there
was one of these huuipty-uunjp
stick-up stop sign-;
Two blocks Inter It was sug-
gested that he pull up ! to Hie
"l am a newHpat'ct r"|ioi-trr.
he said, "on the trail 01 it big
sto.y." ... ..
"One of them bmpi from the
Fourth Kstate," swore the of
I'icer. "Tell It m Ilu* .ii.H:.-,e,"
Three days hit11 pipcil, The
Judge picks Up the ticket,
"Well, what have ''Jfe''''
"it was .. like t.pull! .
There was u big -tuiy break-
ing, and "
"It -civs here r't r jnu not
onlv ran across f - -let' sign,
hut knocked it fit. it
"\ es. Five dollar- ' t> >.;il^"-"
WILLIAM WARD WATKIN
German Operas Are Easy
For Big Al Schoenfield
Hice students puzzled at I lie
meaning of tile recent (icruutn
operas offered here for their
bewilderment, might well take u
lit i In couching from Al Sehoeti-
Schoenfield tool, three years
of lierninn at Kice. mid gained,
great hem-fit from 11is courses,
"I'm sure glad I took Herman
at Hfee," Mr. Schoenfield sighed
to tlte Thresher reporter, ' lie
language Helped tnu wonderfully.
I never could have undet stood ,
thiti.oiafru.it otherwise "
"Thai's interesting," mild the'
ri-poi'ei drawing nearer ' How,
Mi Si1 hti' iifield, did >iiur i:ei'
man help you'''
"Well, ,v0i1 klio'V." S''tlOp!lii':lifl.
•'vvlien all, tiltise gja.l'll . Ci'llle
1 null ing oil! uii tiiif floor with
I licit' einhs .and stitrled lirt'iiil li
jug in e.n-li other's f;ice,i'.' 'Well,
t.iien I 1.11•• vv. Hp )• wih gfiinif to
lie 'tn'Mlide." " ■ " - (!'■ ■ ''i
PRE LAWS OUTLINE SKY-SCRAPER RE AL DR. MARCEL MORAUD
LENGTHY PROGRAM AMERICAN CREATION SPEAKS AT ILLINOIS
WATKIN DECLARES subject, To Be Published
CASTING IS ALMOST
COMPLETE FOR PLAY
BY RICE THESPIANS
Calvin Accepts Managerial
Post Vacated by
With (In casi a 1 ii11i.-i !',;i.MJiijJjl|t;.ii and
j l-eldl'tig c1 tM'i'it'MiiD' daily, ni, tir e '
, I; 'i alu.i11• t 'ivih J„ |.rog|-e e-iir(: |,icm1v
flMi its j't'odlii'tioii 11f Sir .ian.' K-tr
' >• 's, - Tile \,!irii'aI...- (■'■)' ji-i)''-|;in'
j W'li.iir---; '.j;*' a el ^ lie. pi-i:SH,ei.t!i'i:«t| t; 4' I'at.' ":
; -"'e 1 ylJl'fS :tli• i ffljM h-ih,,
: mi UtC'dii Di'ktn he, u1 ^14'UJ '
|'i'1''it'i 1 .'il'.liMi'.ii.'lli';1;, H lUt • Ina'i. 'iiieriJt
iii?t' Jjf' diii i,g!' t, , bw ,oi ::::it o > ■:'
\ i a - j m.i. i.. kiit .j,, - ■. tia^"a®ir
f/leilt ;dfft li.-''l:.'l" i;-X;|I',, |jj ( i- ,' :j
fug tllo lyw™ 0 ||||k|y Jifllls (flui
-.iorniv- .-ipi- (,iMe11 Si; al- ;11 ■ ,i
.In ' it'Ti.i. ui'ttiiiiifi'Si. , i (if' f I'HpfiJ
ha ■ ■ < . ■ i, ■p'lT
VM'fe.t Uijili- "W::! • . ' 1. i' fli*|V
Plans Laid for Banquet and
Student Speakers by
ri o! ban
iv>! I lie i 'l e
lilt 'new ill I'll I-
11 iiig as ton si,
peiii-ance and most fr«quont in time
couimll. said the council wax | of political crisis, like the Wars of Hie ] 'J,|V;
Keformatfon and the ■Invasion ol i'h<' <"'a
l-'rinii sin h origins. Dr. Thotiipson
will I I'll Ci - I be development, of news- ("eni.v Holden input
very much pleased with lite signing
of the brilliant Nlenttdc. McCunts
c ould nor say how long the contract
$ihj for;. J papers in France and F.ngland in the
Nfi-mlc will report lot- i'ikii tin 11i sevi'iitecni It and eighteenth centuries
print ice next Sepienibi r. II,, will al- I detailing the contributions of each
mi lu-lp in tin- physical education tie-
I Meiico City Cafe
j Of I lie second of till
fjtiets giv-'it last nil'.;
Daw Association fu
k With Henry Trust
tliaSCi'f. 'lie occasion
I unities for i lie old ne'ehers to hern-
Hie foreuaic ability ol tieiit lai-ol
letlgltes. .lohlt Diiv\ 1 -1■ i11*|. 'l'r>'0| r
dellM'l-ed Hie print"| al altdn - - ot tin
evening. Mr. Tryon ■ Address so Itii-
liressed llis audi r ore linn -everai
were heard to ,p i-htte Hun th--; wollW
take up :ncdic-ine as a prof' ■■ ai.ei,
Short aitdi-es;', vvcro.iiD"
various new na-inl.a-i s ot i!-
I tile less seriotl- oil" of lie
I of law. Karl Am -lei'tuan .>
I teresling lull, >n "Tin
1 'fill Sl't
spoke on "'I'la
I'.'il.l.l l> OJjt,.
\| '*|| >v>.
Dr. Freund to Begin Lectures
On German Literature
i '..Kiieai- ing vi ty high y'm tIt.- 4'u't'tlre I
which the ti.iodtit'n . A ij.i.,li';i"h,:i.m1 t!i■ i,i.f.,.i !
11 til, 111'. e" ' tit ■ .'ft.-is,. I'll,.' VV.AfJi.i'. Wi.ii'd !
Watkm delie.T-ei'i li'h1.' l.-e-t .of ,u
ol |ei 1:111 |, . til, ;i |-<;.|| 11. I'l It) e ' S m | Itii.. I > |
att'erunoij,; " . |
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(it 11,1 ■nil. I'I'ld' --sol- ' I'Veutm y. ill lii " I
in-- ' ' • niii'iiipoi itt-y ' i" "i in i I' 1 a I
liti 'i',," i" giiniliii; .-iiijiiiiiy ift• ■ r;i,.,>>, j.t
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W. tat. • iiSllliii a,-1ui'i
In Book Form
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land . )!«>
i n:ui bo
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Tile pVognilli 'OtinnHtee,, coil'ii'ifed
of Sponcer Sc<>U clutii'iiiiiti. Ilciii-y
1 i IM
oi.tijij (iJt ti
j couiifry. He will discuss the influence i 't'rosi and Henry Holden, imvi i tap-
I of political interest and-- of censor- ' l,e(1 out "n o^onslve prttgruiti for
pni'tmeiit work, with I'rotessor ot : ship. Finally, lie will truce tin. do- I the last semester Iiliriti- Hi. spring
Auditorium at Palmer
Chapel Offered for Use
of Institute Societies
Willi Hie completion mid opening of
the. Palmer Memorial 1'itrisli House,
Kiel1 lias another e*eo!l"llt siruclni-e
added to ilte liisiltui<> plan lin'd ;t
buihliiiE which Vt111 prove cmp-mely
beneficial to (Mce clubs.
Tilt; port ion of especial, inttiivst to
Ilte clubs is the auditoriimi. This
room is on the second floor at the
rear of the pnrlsli house. It is fin-
ished in grey and may be used as
auditorium, basketball floor, or ban-
The room will seat comfortably
three hundred people. The stage is
about a third larger than Hie stage
at Autry House. Although at pres-
ent the stage Is not equipped with
curtains and foot lights, the ladies of
the Woineus' Guild of Palmer Chap-
el voted at a recent mt-ctlng to pro-
vide everything necessary for a well-
The Guild has generously offered
the auditorium for the use of Klce
Clubs on evenings when activities of
the Chapel do not require it. I'p to
the present, time, the Dramatic Club
has been the only club to take ad-
vantage of the Invitation.
Pool Tournaments Under
Way at Cohen House
The Faculty Cluh'u spring tourna-
ment program gels well under way
this week when the billiard finals and
the pool semifinals are played at the
Cohen House, Mr. William Harttnan
and Dr. Ttbor Rati do compete for the
championship in the first event.
Tuesday, March 4, the Knglish and
Physics departments j.held -depart-
ment luncheons, at which time busi-
ness was discussed.
Physical Kduciitinn. Dr. Hurry Scott. • vekii'ihiotif of news writing in Amer-
lle will be unable to participate In
xpfiuk lootbull training with Hid
(,lw since ht, will leave 'Ids month
to Join Hie ^utlianapciiis baseball
leant of the American Assnciation.
i .inking Class A A league.
h is interest ing to note that Hint
Nienieic in the second all-American
fool ball player on Hie lliiig cnuch-
Head t'onch Jack Meagher iu lltlti
was nil American end at Nott'e Dame,
Marvin Durrenhcrger is the other
member of ilte staff, and ii mi-
nt her coint'lilelice that nil three of
the coaches have either attended or
coached at Si. Kdvvnrd's University
Nieiuic graduated ' front N o t ,• e>
Dame in PiJU. He started with the
lighting Micks when t'hristy Flana-
gan, a Port Arthur boy, was 111 llis j
glory, and helped beat the Army iu
the famous li to u gitnic when Flana-
gan ran H." yards for the touchdown
that sank Mortimer Sprngue and an
nefore going to Notre Dailie. Xle-
ni ic scienllllated at SI. Kt|ward's
I'niverslty, He was rcgnrtled as one
of the finest football players ever
produced in the Done Star state.
The extreme versatility of the new
Ulce coach, Who could punt, pass,
run, block, I tickle, with almost equal
skill, won him high renown.
Roy Hensley To Display
Shoes at Autry House
"Hed" Hensley, Rice representative
of the Florsheim Shoo Store, will dis-
play the new spring styles at the
Autry House, Tuesday and Wednes-
day, March 11th, and 12th. There will
be some twenty sports and over sixty
black and tan styles, besides golf and
Mr. Hensley also announces the
Florsheim Frolic every Tuesday eve
nlng from 7:30 to 8:00 o'clock over
the National Broadcasting Company's
net work, Station WGN, Chicago, fen-
lurnlg Coon Sander's Dance Orches-
Ward Is Elected President
of Los Buhos Spanish Club
Mr. Hermann Waul of Houston was
elected president of the Spanish (,'luli.
Dos llulios. at Hie first meeting of the
; let-in Wednesday evening. il i s s
j Diana tWnizales was re-elected vice-
; president and chairman of the pro-
grain committee. Miss Alliene Rk-
ger, also of Houston, was re-elected
President Ward announced that Hie
club will meet evert, other Wednes-
day night at. s p, in. «
Cap and Gown Measurements
In Sallyport Next Week
Senior cap and gown measurements
will be taken iu lite Sallyport through-
out next week, Fred Itoyro president
of the Senior class announced yester
day. No payments on the costumes
will be required until date of deliv-
ery, Mr. ftoyce stated.
The Cap and Clown com mil tee of
Hie senior c! ss is composed dt nra-
ham Boons, chairman, Dewis Stnilh,
Hugh Avuui, and Mary Klizabelli
Texas College Represented
at Fort Worth Meeting
Fort Worth, March 5.—Apyroxl-
mately 171 delegates from 15 Texas
colleges attended the three-day Chris-
tian Student Conference held at Tex
as Christian University February 2S
and March 1 and 2.
The theme of the conference was
"Students and Resources for a Chris-
tian World." Preslden W. O. Menden-
hall of Friends I'niverslty, Wlchlla
Kansas, was the principal speaker be-
fore the conference.
term, the meinl" iv will furnish most
Of t lie programs, speaking on subjects
concerning law with-h are uf interest
•to Hie idub. Also, according .to the', and j^tfpii.ur^1,
usual custom, a member of tha With A'tji, i >, n
Hoard of Trustees • will spi-ik, tlio
member last *. i.iester being James
Hy a vote of the «tub the ro'lownlg
members were dropped froir tlie .-oils
for lack of in ten -t iu the clubs activ-
ities; Maneias, Parks. Pation. and
Frank Mendell. The following are
asked tp see the.ioinmlttee on .mem-
bership as soon .'is possible: Brian,
Onrza. Illig. I.tidike. Dykes, iloseie
berg and Stratum.
The Pro-Daws are also • inking an
active part in Intramural spoils lim-
ing already met several strong cam-
pus organization teams. They will
meet the band team at the Field
House the night of Ma fell' -ti. and a
team composed of members of tin-
Thresher staff the following Thursday
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Married Is Lecture Topic
of Texas Christian Prof
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Alumni To Hear Allen
Peden at Weekly Club
Meeting and Luncheon
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Willi iiii a t lii.i t't'uriin n, ' i'i ml 'meaiiing In
their cuuijiosili'iiit iintl t'e e liia: towaiil
a ttevv bt nitv v bit II |'lh w 'linn tile
'iiptii i i.itiifti <U iIjilt !}lt opl lnMj in the
SIlif.it, will, '! Ill' net:, ilge" 1
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Woiuiiit's Side of It A| e11
I' l.t'M" -
Rice Students Turn Out in
Numbers for Wagner Opera
By HELEN BATTE
Hundreds of Honstonians iuiv,
been spending lite evenings of the
past week witnessing one or ihr most j
worth-while performances that has ; cedent performances
collie to this city for some time. I It is tid'milted thai the'.roles -played ! during past week mi streets of Hons
ot the best known at" Jtlibitnna tiatl-
skl,1 dohaunt # Seiiilmcli, Kiciuird
Gross ..Hid . Kin 1 .lorn. These aw well
as many of hers iff tin. cast gave IX-
Rice Student Offers
,..Reward for Stolen Car
Detectives were lhis Wei'-ii s-ai-i.ii
luig for a Htfd'iteh <-oach islotfii l.i-o
Friday night titmt in front ot 1 hi
Houston Public Dibrarv The cat is I
the property of Miss Mary KliatubclI:
j llooittt, li ice student, it is <t ntinl
. el. a. new blue-black paint Job. grav
i ami green stripped upbolstt'i'ing. M
I cense number RSl*ol! . It was seen i
CO-ED CORA 54^5
Students, ntusic-lovers, opera entbn-i by
siast,a all alike have filled the City
the principal* in Hie casts were
A*idltt$'ljtim for four evenings of this
week to see and hear the full perfor-
mance of the King of the Nlbelung as
presented by the German (irand
Opera Company. Tills twnnpnny was
brought to Houston by the Chamber
The Ring of the Nlbelung Is a con-
nected series of legends that date
back to German barbarian times and
which deals with Ciernian gods and
heroes. The legends of the Ring
were woven into a series of power-
ful operas byu'Wagner, whos(- music
is full of tremendous force and va-
There are many famous voices iu
the German Opera Company. Some
ton being driven by a light fc,tito,|!(Stl
negro with a small 'mustache. * Any-
one having information regai-dinn
tills ear is requested to notify tlie pit*
lice, A reward is nffeWti 'for Itifo'-nia
tloii leadlfn; to the recovery of the
car suit! conviction of tile thief.
extremely taxing on poise and bear-
ing lis well as on the voice of tile
singers. Wagner was principally iti-
ter*sted in i«-clie tration and so car-
ries on the principal action in Ihe
sometimes wild and sometimes met
nncoly sweep of the music. The per-
formers however were seldom awk- Statistics ShoW 45 Bust
ward but on the contrary were on the If . ]L .
whole most skillfully expressive in Uut M f ebruary Tests
both quality nf voice and gestures. —
Das Rhelogold, the first of the i Statistics from the office show that
Ring, was a most colorful and satis- i approximately (SOU students took rli-•
fylng Introduction. The first scene j recent February examination*. Of
showing the moltoni of the Rhine Riv-
er was most realistic and impressive.
The best performance in tl.it* opera
wns given by Karl Jotn who sang the
(Continued on page 5)
Hies,, there were 15 "bust outs ''
Makeup exams were given 23 stu-
dents. No failures In this group
have been recorded, though all
grades have not yet been filed.
The popularity of the Sallyport
varies directly as the velocity of the
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