The Rice Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 15, Ed. 1 Saturday, November 6, 1948 Page: 1 of 8
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HOUSTON, TEXAS, SATURDAY, NOV. 6, 1948
Blandy to Speak
On Dating Sunday
Reverend Gray M. Blandy from
the University of Texas will be the
speaker at the Canterbury club meet-
ing Sunday in Autry House. Mr.
Blandy's talk, which will deal with
dating and campus relations in gen-
eral, will be the third in the series
of talks for the Canterbury club.
The series is entitled "The Christ-
ian Home." Two lectures have al-
ready been given: the first on the
Kinsey Report by Dr. Paul Ledbet-
ter, and the other by Dr. Hiller on
Mr. Blandy holds the Canterbury
Bible Chair and is Director of Epis-
copal College work at Texas Uni-
versity. He graduated from Boston
College in 1934 and from Virginia
Theological Seminary in 1937.
Two weeks from Sunday, Rev.
William Brewster, Chaplain for the
Episcopal students at Texas, will
speak on "The Church and Mar-
. . . OWLS Entertain Freshmen
The freshman girls were the
guests of the OWLS at an open
meeting Wednesday afternoon at the
home of Betty Keyser at 907 Sun-
set". Lunch was served and then the
numbers of the OWLS presented a
melodrama entitled "Little Nell."
... Seniors Asked to Check List
All Candidates for degrees in
June, 1949 are asked to check the
list on the bulletin board outside the
Registrar's office for the correct
spelling of their names. All errors
should be reported in the office
... Menorah Society Plans Meet
The Menorah Society will hold a
meeting Sunday at 1:30 at the Jew-
ish Community Center, Caroline at
Blodgett. An open-house is being
planned for the 20th of Novem-
ber (Homecoming Week-end) hon-
oring Rice students, Rice Exes and
T. C. U. students.
. . ..Ave Maria Club Plans
An all day retreat sponsored by
the Rice Institute Ave Maria club
will begin at 9:00 Sunday morning
with Mass and Communion at St.
Father R. G. Miller, professor of
philosophy at the Catholic college
will be retreat master. Breakfast
and lunch will be served at a total
cost of $1.40 per person.
All Catholic students on the cam-
pus who have not yet made reser-
vations for the services should con-
tact Marilyn Krueger, T-6963, or
Marie Zapalac, W-6-9969.
. . . MSF to Hear Fleming
Mr. Durwood Fleming of St.
Luke's Methodist Church will de-
liver his second message on the
doctrines of Methodism at M. S. F.
Tuesday noon at A-House.
Open Meeting of Honor Council
In accordance with the new Honor
System constitution passed last year,
the Honor Council is to hold its first
open meeting of the year in Ander-
s.on Hall 104 Saturday noon. Pro-
posed amendments to the constitu-
tion will be discussed. Everyone is
invited to attend. 11
New Coop In
The new Student Lounge, the new
Co-op, and the new Snack Bar, along
with the new publications offices and
the Student Association office will
probably be open by November 15th.
It may be possible for the Stu-
dent Council to move into the Stu-
dent Association office, and for the
Thresher and Campanile to move
in to the Publications offices, next
week. The Snack Bar will not be open
until both the co-op and the Snack
Bar have been completely finished.
At present the Snack Bar is almost
Most of the furniture for the
lounge has arrived, including lam-
inated plywood chairs, designed
to fit the human body, and spe-
cial bridge tables made from the
same material. In addition there are
several large sofas.
The Student Council was taken on
a guided tour of the student section
of 'the basement Thursday after
Council meeting. Comments ranged
from "Ooh-h-h-," to "Ah-h-h-h."
"Say, ain't this neet, man solid," "to
"I guess I know where I'm agoin'
to spend my time from now on." A
quick poll showed the Council mem-
bers approved wholeheartedly of the
Forum to Discuss Purposes of
College Education Wednesday
"So You Think You're Being Educated!" Whether you do or whether you don't think
American education is succeeding today, the Rice Forum Committee has invited you to at-
tend their progra mat 8 p.m. Wednesday in A. H. 108.
Dr. C. C. Camden, associate professor of English and Dr. G. H. Richter, professor of
Chemistry, will expound the topic—"So You Think You're Being Educated!" Two students
will follow the main speakers, giv-
ing their ideas of what education
should accomplish. Eleanor Sticel-
ber, senior academic student, and
Raymond Lankford, sophomore engi-
neer, will represent the two major
Council to Hold
At Student Council meeting
Thursday Student Association Pres-
ident James R. Meyers called a spe-
cial meeting of the Student Council
for Monday, noon, A.H. 108, to meet
the delegation of seven Aggies who
will be here then to discuss rela-
tionships between the Student bodies
of Texas A & M and Rice.
Following the special meeting the
Aggies will be taken to lunch by the
President of the Student Association,
the Sportsmanship committee of
Rice, and other Student Council
The Rice representatives on the
Sportsmanship Committee are Ben
Hammond, representing the Student
Council; Alice York, representing
the cheerleaders; and Bob Mcllhen-
ny, representing the Thresher.
President of the Student Body
From the student body of Tex-
as A&M comes this sincere invi-
tation to the student body of Rice
Institute to visit our campus and
share with us the activities of the
weekend of November thirteenth.
This year Texas Aggies have
gone all. out to build and
strengthen friendly relations with
schools of the Southwest Confer-
ence. Our endeavors thus far
have been encouragingly success-
ful. We welcome you to our cam-
pus as friends.
. ..The Student Senate of Texas
A&M has within its organization
the Welcoming Committee. The
function of this committee is to
extend to visiting groups on the
campus the welcome that Aggies
feel. This committee wishes to
visit your campus and, represent-
ing A&M, invite the student
body of Rice to enjoy our hos-
pitality and activities planned for
Besides the games Saturday
Xavier Cugat will play for a con-
cert in Guion Hall that evening
at seven and he will also play for
a dance in Sbisa Hall, the large
mess hall where our dances are
held. The dance will last from
nine to twelve with the cover
charge of a dollar and twenty
cents per person. Perhaps if there
are enough who desire to atte^jl
the dance, one of your special
trains could leave after the dance.
There will be an information
booth in front of the YMCA
which is at the north-east corner
of the Drill Field. Also trains
will be met by the Welcoming
Committee to offer information
and whatever assistance it can.
You will be our guests Novem-
ber thirteenth, and we want you
to enjoy your visit this year to
Very truly yours,
CHARLES D. KIRKHAM,
divisions of Rice Institute students.
The program is not a debate,
rather it is an exposition on the sub-
ject of education. Dr. Richter was
one of the men responsible for the
addition of courses in the humanities
to the curricula of engineering stu-
dents, and Dr. Camden agrees with
his views. "I'm satisfied with the
Rice curriculum in theory," said Dr.
Yet the two professors will reflect
their different conceptions' on the
general subject of education. After
all, there is a wide crevass between
the ideals of Dr. Camden as a
Shakespearean scholar and Dr. Rich-
ter as a specialist of organic chem-
istry. But neither of them wants
Rice Instiute to become a "glorified
engineering workshop." How to ac-
complish the end of turning out en-
gineers and scientists equipped not
only for their highly specialized
fields but also made ready to face
life and to enjoy "gracious living"
will be answered by these two men.
Both Dr. Camden and Dr. Richter
are unique in being versed in the
differing fields of science and the
humanities. Dr. Camden, for in-
stance, took courses in electronics
during the war, . . . "just because
I'm interested in it," he said. Dr.
Richter is quite familiar with the
classics, reading Homer and Plato
in his off moments.
This program is designed to in-
tex-est both engineers and acadcmic
students. The Public is invited.
Sadie's Last Chance
Is Tonight, Large
"Sadie's Last Chance Dance" is
tonight. This dance is to be given at
Blossom Heath by the Girls Club.
Those attending are urged to wear
Dogpatch Style clothes or blue jeans,
since the Li'l Abner comic strip will
be the theme.
Music for the event will be pre-
sented by the Houstonians, the Sam
Houston State College campus dance
band. The Houstonians, an 18 piece
dance band is composed of musicians
from Houston and the surrounding
territory largely, and these instru-
mentalists have a great deal of pre-
college professional experience. The
band is extremely versatile because
the majority of the arrangements
were written by Ed Gerlach, ar-
ranger and lead tenor-sax man with
Hal Mclntvre, and Dave Robbins,
lead trombonist now with Harry
James. Both men were formerly
leaders of the band when they at-
tended college at Sam Houston.
The dance is scheduled to start at
9:00 and will cost $2.00 a couple,
$1.75 Stag. Male and female stags
are expected at this vice-versa af-
Republican Party Still Lives
Editor's note: This is an informal
interview with Dr. Lear on certain
aspects of the political situation. Dr.
Lear wishes it to be known that
these are off-hand opinions,
by Henry L. Walters
Dr. Lear thinks that any inter-
pretation of the data now available
would seem to indicate that the Re-
publican party will not dissolve. The
1948 upset is not the most crush-
ing defeat the Republican party has
sustained, in fact the party polled a
greater number of electoral votes in
this campaign than in any of the
four preceding ones.
If Dewey polled the maximum Re-
publican vote, the Republican party
will never again be ablt to elect a
In this assumption, we have not,
of course, considered any gross er-
rors in foreign or domestic policy
that the Democrats might make.
Since the Democratic strength lies
largely in the big cities, the Repub-
licans, obviously must depend on the
strongly rural states. The Demo-
cratic upset in these sections would
indicate two possibilities. Either the
rural turnout was not as heavy as
might be expected or the Democratic
Party is gaining prestige among
these people. For the Republican
party to become effective it must re-
capture these votes or look to the
South for support.
Dr. Lear said that there is still
another issue which, in his opiniorr,
contributed to the Republican de-
feat. Dewey, maintained a compla-
cent attitude of victory throughout
the campaign. His speeches were de-
signed to avoid alienating the voter
rather than to please him. His po-
sition on many issues such as hous-
ing, prices, labor were nebulous,
while Mr. Truman based his cam-
paign on issues of vital interest to
the people. He was at all times speci-
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Saturday, November 6
Girls' Club meeting, 12:15, Aut-
j ry House.
Honor Council meeting, 12:00, A.
Sunday, November 7
Canterbury Qffb meeting, 3:30,
Autry House, Rev. Gray Blandy
of the University of Texas to speak
on "Dating" S. L. Lu S. open house
for all men students, 7-10, at the
home of Mary Louis Klicpera, 3221
Monday, November 8
Open meeting E. B. L. S., 12-4
at the home of Marjorie Ann Bint-
liff, 16' Briar Hollow.
Tau Beta Pi meeting, 7:00, M. L.
Choral Club meeting, 7:00, Autry
Campanile business staff, 12:00,
A. H., 110.
Tuesday, November 9
Rice Forum, 8:00, A. H. 108; de-
bate on "So You Think You're Get-
ting Educated?", professors Rich-
ter and Camden. Engineering So-
ciety meeting. 7:00, Physics Amphi-
Methodist S t u d e n t Fellowship,
12:15, Autry House; Rev. Durwood
Fleming to give the second of talks
on the "History of the Methodist
Wednesday, November 10
Wednesday Noon Club, 12:00, A.
H. 105; "What is the Purpose of
College Education ?"
Thursday, November 11
Christian Science Organization
meeting; 7:30, Autry House. Rally
Club, 7:00, A.H. 110.
P.S.A. meeting, 12:15, Autry
House; Rev. William H. Foster, Jr.,
to speak on "Personal Counseling."
Friday, November 12
P. A. L. S. Alumnae tea for fresh-
Any student who wishes to bring
a matter before the Student Activi-
ties Committee at one of their regu-
lar meetings on Wednesday after-
noons will please make arrange-
ments through any of the members
of the committee. These members
will bring before the committee any
message or matters that concern It.
Chairman of the committee is Dean
H. S. Cameron, and student mem-
bers include Peggy Albritton, Leo-
nard Atwell, Tempe Howze and
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