The Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, March 28, 1930 Page: 4 of 6
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RICE TH RE8HCR
CANTY TO ANNOUNCE
AT S.M.U,TRACK MEET
"Ted Canty of Chicago, who is one
of the outstanding and best known
figures of the irack world, will bo
chief auuouncer of second unnuul S. M,
C. relays," l>r. H. N. niackwoll, busi-
ness manager of athletics of S. M.
1'., said today. S. M. U'. is extremely
forlunnle to have Mr. Canty back
for the. second year. Canty is the
best; known and most popular track
anuouncer iu the nation. For sev-
eral yours lie has been the anuouncer
of most of the large meets.
People who attended the relays
last year remember the colorful little
announcer as one of tlie high lights
of the day. Canty is very small ot
stature, but. has a big voice which
carries like a bell. His knowledge of
track and records and his memory of
past track events keeps the crowd
posted with the entire procedure.
His witticism and "bright cracks"
keeps tlic crowd in laughter most of
LADY GEDDES PRIZE
ESSAYS DUE MAY 10
Englishman Responsible for
Fund for Writing
A list of suggested subjects has
been posted on the Bulletin Hoard for
the benefit of those Freshmen and
Sophomores who wish to i ompete for
the Lady Oeddes I'ri/.e in wilting.
This prize is offered, from, the in-,
come of a thousand dollar endowment j
for the best essay pertaining to rela- I
iions between Great Britain and ti.e
The typewritten manuscript < are |
to be handed in at A. I!. SI'I, not lat-
i r than May U). They are to he sign-
ed with an assumed name, and ac-
companied by a seated envelope con-
taining the real name of the const-
Six essays will tie selected by the i
Department of Kngiish and submitted j
to a committee made up of members j
from other department* for the final i
Some of the sub jet-is Mlgested for !
this year are The CouseijueiiBes of j
ihe Washington Conference; The}
London Conference Plans and Pros- j
poets, American Diplomats in Great
Britain; British Department llepre-
Negatives at Washington: British
unit American T.-irir Policies; The
l.abor Movement in America and
Croat Britain; British Plays on
Broadway; Kceent War Narratives
British and Amejpfcan other suh-
•ei is may he • ho^en with the appro
\,tl of Hi-- Kuglish Ucjiartuient
The Lad} <5ed|li?s I'rtye in Writ-
ing. given each vat by The Bight
Honorable Sir \ucklnnd Geddes,
British Ambassador to the I nited
States and Godwin ia-Hurcr of the
Idee Institute in BCM, was first
;■ warded at. tin- etui of the academic
year .1H2-23, the eonUjSt being open to
rueniliers of the Prt shinan and Soph-
omore classes at the Ttici Institute.
"THE PUSSY CAT BLUES"
Nervous. Musician "Madam your!
cat has kept me awake for two nights 1
with its serenade"
Mrs. Nextdoor: "What do you wish :
to do, shoot the cat?"
Musiciian: "No madam, but you
really should have him tuned."
Miss Huth Wheeland and Miss
Claire Flood, accompanied by MIsb
Flood's mother, Mrs. JS .H. B. Flood,
will motor to Beaumont tomorrow
morning where they will spend the
Mrs. J. Forbes and Miss Nancy
Forbes entertained Jointly last week
with a small tea to honor their
daughter and sister, Mrs. Gary J.
King, Jr., of New Haven, Conn., who
Is making a seven-weeks visit with
them. Mrs. King is a Rice graduate
and a former P. A. L. S.
Miss Virginia A'lnBon had as her
week-end guest Miss Claytie W.
Pace, of Sherman, a student at the
University of Texas.
Invitations have been posted read-
ing: Mr. and Mrs. Mareellus E. Fos-
ter request the honor of your pres-
ecne at the marriage of their daugh-
ter, Madora, to Nelll Tumor Master-
son, Jr. on Wednesday, April 9, at
7:30, in the evening, at the First
Miss Pauline Bternenberg enertalti-
ed yesterday with a small luncheon at
home to honor Miss Elolse Steele
who attends Ogontz In New York,
and who la home for spring vacation.
Following the luncheon the party
went to the Palace Theater for the
matinee performance ot "The Admir-
able Crichton.' The personnel in-
eluded only close friends of the
Heading the social calendar next
week will be the P. A. L. S. sports
dance, which is to be held at the
University Club on Monday evening.
This dance is given tor the purpose
of raising money for their scholar-
ship fund. The Stevens-Parish band
will provide the music. Miss Edyth
Wosterfield Is general chairman of
At the meeting of E. B. L. S. last
Monday at the Autry House, Miss
Kathryn Logue gave a review ot John
Galsworthy's novel, "The First of
College Men too Much
For Hon. George Ade
"When I went down to Purdue in
tiie eighties I was the only matricul-
ant from Newton County. Indiana,"
confesses George Ade In his article
concerning Purdue in the April Col-
lege Humor, "and only three residents
of the county were attending so-called
higher institutions of learning, al-
though some of them were not so al-
titudinal in those happy and forma-
"Now the main streets ami country
lanes are congested with sophisticated
lads and lasses who know all about
Paul Wliiteman and "Strange Inter-
lude' and 'Bob' Zuppke. and how to
put it over on the dean of men.
Among all of them there Is a Sim-
ilarity of costuming. The faint note
of originality seldom overcomes the
iron-bound dicta of prevailing modes.
They are a new crop, bearing no out-
ward resemblance to the whiskered
juniors and seniors whom 1 knew long
ago when I lie plug hat, the single
breasted Prince Albert, the "gates
ajnr' collar and a Swollen cravat re-
sembling a liver pad were the trade-
marks of undergraduate eminence.
Just to size them up at a party
or see them in action, which is usual-
ly slow motion picture stuff unless an
orchestra Is playing, they all grew in
ihe same garden or had their heads
moulded 'n the same foundry or drop-
ped off the Tree of Life simultaneous-
ly and a little before they were ripe
- which ever figure of speech you pre-
fer. All of them pass the same hard
boiled and dogmatic opinions regard-
ing parents, eiders, profs and—girls.
Their appraisements are positive
and unaccountable. They have a way
of being bitterly indifferent toward
all young women approved b/ their
sisters arid relatives. They glory in
their ignorance of current events and
sober issues confronting the world of
thought, and very often this ignor-
ance is abysmal and cannot be fath-
omed tiy any deep-sounding apparatus
yet devised On the other hand, each
of them in an 'Kncyclopedia Brltan-
nica' of unassociated tacts having to
do with major sports, comparative
merits of motor cars, sex phenomena.
Greek letter politics and those mys-
terious rules of classification by which
the 'mucku-S' are set apart from the
'good scouts' and condemned to obli-
guy and perpetual oblivion.
"Thev are too much for me. I know
that anyone who is still danup behind
the ears and bag not had time to
acquire either wisdom or working cap-
ital has no license to lord it over a
gray head who Is a Ph. D. and an
LL. D. and a Member of the Nation-
al Institute, author of u dozen success
ful plays und twenty assorted books
and landlord over two thousand acres
of unremhueratlve farm land—no
sophomore has a right to give me the
cold eye, but when he does bo, I
shrivel up and feel unworthy. Hp
Is the aristocratic heir to all the
afces, und I am just u worker In the
fields. Most adults have been worry-
ing since the war about the vices
of youth. I'm not. The thing about
the undergraduate which intrigues me
and excites my wonderment is his
beautiful superiority complex, bathed
in the Kolden sunlight of self-assur-
ance. I'd like to get one just like
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
The following official signature is
reported as having been affixed to a
document in a land transfer:
"« * , chief Grand Mentor of the
Grand tadge of the Grand Temple
and Tabernacle in the mate of Texas
of the Knights and Daughters of Ta-
bor of the International Order of
This brings to mind:
"Grand United Order of the Sons
and Daughters ot tAe fishermen of
Galilee of the Eastern and Western
GOLF ICAf TO MAY
4 MEETS IN HOUSTON
The 1930 season for the ltice cnam-
plonship golf team will be decidedly
a home season.; Four dual meets
with conference college teams are
scheduled tor Houston in April and
May and the big event, the Confer-
ence Tournament, la also booked for
a Houston course. Rice will meet
A. and M„ Texas, S. M. U., and T. C.
U. in team play competition prior to
the annual conference event. In these
matches a four-man team will be used
while in the tile play each school is
allowed six representatives.
This heavy home schedule has
given rise to the gleam of a possibil-
ity that the entire institute golfing
aggregation might be Bent to the
Intercollegiate Meet in New Jersey
during the summer. Albaugh, No. 1
ranking player, Is sure to go, and
will make a strong bid for individual
honors, but other team members are
holding out a ray of hope that Rice
will make a bid for team honors.
At the present time a ladder tour-
nament is under way in the school
to determine members of the team.
Weekly matches are being played.
However the ranking has not as yet
Voice over Phone: Is this the lady
Society Snob- Indeed: I should say
Voice over Phone: Why, you dirty j
Summer Work Now Open
To Ambitious Students
Attractive opportunities for summer
work on the part of Rice Institute stu-
dents are now available, a survey re-
Two offers of prominent firms lor
spare time student work have been
annunced from the office of John T.
The Aluminum Cooking Utensil
Company, manufacturers of "Wear-
Ever," have guaranteed well qualified
students an income of $350 for a vaca-
tion period of 6t> days, although ex-
tra commission money may be earned
on the side.
Positions are also open to under-
graduates who have had experience
selling haberdashery. Jobs as agents
for a "factory-to-consumer" tailoring
company are listed, arid may be in-
quired about at the bursals office.
Agents for the "Wear-Ever" system
of waterless cooking have an appe-
tizing job, it was stated. Their duty
Is to prepare a well balanced meal
nnd explain the values of the alumi-
num through a health lecture.
But What She OOOOO'sl
Quite raatrhless are her dark brown
She talks with perfect eeeee's.
And when I tell her she is yyyyy's
She tells me I am a ttttt's.
Have you ever heard' of the Scotch
tobacco manufacturer who makes his
cigars a half inch shorter because
nobody ever smokes the last half
Editor Suspended for Renin
to Edit of University Dean
Minneapolis, Minn., March 5.—Harri-
son Salisbury, Minneapolis, managing
editor of the Minnesota Daily, under-
graduate publication at the Univer-
sity of Minnesota, was suspended for
one year today for smoking In the li-
brary in violation of a new rule.
The suspension was announced by
Dean E. E. Nicholson, who charged
Salisbury with "deliberate and pub-
lic" defiance ot the regulations. The
Daily In recent news stories had chid-
ed the administration for the smok-
ing rule and had hinted the university
lacked authority to enforce it.
"The question apparently raised,"
Dean Nicholson said, "was 'What can
the university do about it?' This sus-
pension is our answer. I will deal Iu
just this manner with offenders of
the same type."
On the Other Hand It May
Bk a Pt. ot Maybe a Qt.
What do profs carry in their brief
This lias long been a vital question
to students ot the Rice institute, in
fact, morbid speculation on this sub-
ject has cost several nervous break-
downs and three cases ot delirium
tremens. We feel that now Is the
time to settle the question in the
In the first place, leather satchels
such as these serve to inspire the
students with many suspicions. The
carrier of a brief case might be a
salesman—book, real estate, stocks
and bonds, Frlgidaire, prohibition, au-
tomobile, any variety. And what use
could a poor student possibly have
for a salesman.
The satchels might lead one to be-
lieve that the profs are bootleggers,
which 1b truly a brilliant thought
when It is considered that the profs
have not thought of it before. Nor do
they follow the professions ot plumb-
ing, medicine, carpentery, art or
After much deep thought, three
possibilities have been found for the
use of the professional briefcase. 1—
ontalns textbooks for class use. 2—
Holds realms of ungraded test papers
and late exercises. 3—-Lunch beat.
Let us consider a refutation of pos-
sibility. 1. How could It coatato-
text when the average prof Invariably
borrows a book from someone on the
front row? P6sslbly 2 fares some-
what better. Indeed, It seems quite
plausible when*we recall that seldom
do we get back our text papers and'
very seldom our dally etercistes.
Number 3, except in rare Instances,
would prove the exception to the
rule, because we have neter yet seen
signs of fruit in a brief case—and we
know that, if there had been a lunch
the prof would certainly have passed
It around, according? to the rule ot
long division In the Bible.
PHI LAMBDA UPSOON
IS TO GIVEBANQUET
•y CHARLES RICHKER
The A A Chapter of Phi Lambda
Upsllon will hold their annual sprint
banquet at 7:16 Friday night at the
Texas State Hotel. This nanquet, an
annual event, is given by the society
in honor of the men initiated during
Mr. P. M. Williamson, president of
the society, will preside as tOMtmaa-
ter, and will lead the informal discus-
sion. Messrs. Chapman and Doak are
In charge of the entertainment, and
they have several acts lined up.
It has been the custom of the soci-
ety to honor those members of the
chapter with mementos in recogni-
tion of services for the chanter. Dr.
H. B. Welser and Mr. E. J. Durham
are slated to be honored at the ban.
if ii ■
Bender Coffee Shop
(FORMERLY ORANGE PALACE)
TASTY SALADS, TOASTED SANDWICHES
AFTER THE DANCE
GIVE US A TRIAL
"Happy Days Are Here Again!"
Spring suggests a round of joyous campus days,
and then —Graduation! The real commencement of
is hoping that the young men and women of the
class of 1930 may make Houston their home when
college days are done—
We sdute you!
College girls know their fashions. What Is more . . they
know that Harrls-Hahlo's Is the place to get them.
A college training cultivates in one an appreciation of the
better things in life. It increases one's power of discrimination
enables one to quickly distinguish the difference between
that which is gold . . and that which merely glitters.
Harris-Hahlo merchandise is of that quality, style and gen-
eral merit that is always appreciated by those who like the
" . . . . in testimony whereof I hand you
Three hours of that bright June sun . . .
the final ball . . . and then what?
Only one thing is fairly certain—by 1986
most of you will be married! That will be
the next big event in your lives.
And when that time comes, please beat
The engagement ring—this, next to the
most significant piece of jewelry you will
ever buy or wear, surely it should be a ling
of "sincere value" regardless of its cost.
And when you select the silver pattern, re-
member that you may choose from twenty
sterling patterns at Sweeney's.
And the wedding ring itself! Here "It came
from Sweeney's" Is supremely important
After graduation? Years of happiness with
Sweeney furnishing the Jewels and silver!
For fifty-five years Sweeney's has 1
served Houston. It is these fifty-
five years which give meaning' to
the name of "Sweeney's."
•>JOO MAIM STREET CORNER CAPITOL 4T
I'iVINlV . fifth ANNIVERSARY
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The tests are being made at the request of an
oil man who has asked for valves for an exper-
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pounds. Can he have them? At the end of the
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Since the first Crane chemical and testing
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and answered. The contribution made by
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of the reaction of metals under high pressures
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The truths discovered and scientific data col*
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