The Rice Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 43, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 19, 1949 Page: 1 of 4
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VOLUME THIRTY-SIX — NUMBER FORTY-THREE
HOUSTON, TEXAS, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1949
Candidates File Petitions
For Election Monday Week
This week 128 petitions for Student Association and class
offices were fil^l with the elections committee. Approximate-
ly one student out of eleven is running for office in the general
election to be held March 28.
Running for President of the Student Association are Ben
Hammond and J. S. Binford.
Hammond bases his campaign «JoH6s'
on his record as a three-year
veteran of the Student Council.
Binford will strive to convince
the students to elect him in order
that he will be able to give "a
practical student government."
Candidates for Secretary of the
Student Association are Pat Penn,
Betty Keyser, Geraldine Smith, and
Etta Colish. In the past the Secre-
tary of the Student Council has
been elected by the council from
among its members.
Tommy Adkins and . Roy Wood-
mansee will compete for the posi-
tion of Councilman-at-Large.
Nine candidates will campaign for
the position of cheerleader. They
are: Allen Kinghorn, Marty Gibson,
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Council Lends $75
For Freshman Ball
Thursday in Student Council, Bill
Shockley, President of the Freshman
class, was granted a $75 advance
loan from the Student Association
treasury. The freshmen are to use
the money to provide initial funds
for the Freshman dance this month.
The loan is to be paid back within
two weeks after the dance.
Emerson Society Will
Discuss Labor Problem
The Emerson Society will meet at
6:30 p.m. on Silnday, March 20 at
the parish house of the First Uni-
tarian Church, Fannin at South-
more. Miss Elizabeth Kimmel, of
the International Ladies Garment
Workers, AFL, will lead a panel dis-
cussion on "The Origin and Present
Day Significance of the Labor Move-
ment." After a general . discussion
and question period, refreshments
will be served.
Captain N. D. Brantly, USN, the
Professor of Naval Science, The Rice
Institute. Houston, Texas, announced
today that two midshipmen, 4/c, of
the Naval Reserve Officers' Train-
ing Corps Unit have been awarded
the Jesse H. Jones Naval Scholar-
ships. The two midshipmen are
Charles W. Young, 608 Griffith St.,
Terrell, Texas, and Jeff D. Chalk,
III, of 5038 Brookvievv Drive, Dallas,
Texas. They were awarded the schol-
arships f ' the academic ' year of
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse H. Jones es-
tablished the scholarships at Rice
on 25 January, 1948 honoring Fleet
Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr., U.
S. Navy, and G^yeral Archer A.
Vand(^rift, U. S. Marine Corps.
They are awarded to "Worthy young
men of outstanding qualifications
and abilities" who "are desirous of
honorably serving their nation
through naval service."
Midshipmen Young and Chalk are
both Rice sophomores. Young was
awarded the William F. Halsey, Jr.
scholarship and Chalk the Archer A.
Young a regular student and
will be commissioned in the U. S.
Navy upon graduation from Rice.
He will serve two years on active
duty and will have the opportunity
to make the Navy a career. He is the
son of Mr. Jesse H. Young of TerJ
rell, Texas, and Mrs. Beryl B.
Youn|j of 705 30th Ave., East Tusca-
loosa, Alabama. Chalk is a con-
tract student and will be commis-
sioned in the U. S. Naval Reserve on
inactive duty. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jeff D. Chalk, Jr. of 5038
Brookview Drive, Dallas, Texas.
CaenJAid Drive Closes;
Nearly $800 Collected
Wednesday was the last day of the
organized Rice Institute Charity
Drive of 1949. However, contribu-
tions will still be solicited in the
dormitories. Also individual con-
tributions may still be given to
Ernst Maas and other members of
the Drive. Over one hundred dollars
were donated on Wednesday which
brings the total of the drive to
over eight hundred dollars.
The drive was to aid the - war-
devastated University of Caen in
France. This year there was only one
short drive in accordance with the
decision of last year's general elec-
Wednesday's $800 total includes
contributions of $50 from the E.B.'s,
$20 from the Ave Maria Club, $20
from the Girls' Club, $22 from the
OWLS cookie * sale, $25 from the
Bally Club, $5 from the Phi Lambda,
and $25 from the Engineering So-
ciety. The drive as a whole rep-
resents participation of slightly
more than a third of Rice's students.
The goal hoped for was a contribu-
tion of one dollar from every stu-
The drive has been under the di-
rection of the Committee to Aid
Caen, headed by Ernie Maas. Early
in the year Pierre Girard, Assistant
Professor of French, wrote several
of his colleagues at Caen in order
to determine what form of aid
would do the most good for this uni-
versity which had its physical plant
entirely destroyed during the war.
The dean and the professor of or-
ganic chemistry replied that scien-
tific equipment to rebuild the de-
stroyed laboratories was needed
more than anything else. They in-
cluded a list of equipment which has
twice been printed in the Thresher.
Due to the failure of the drive to
reach its goal it will be impossible
to give sdl the equipment on the
Schumacher to Be
'49 Rondelet Queen
In an all school election Monday,
Jetta Schumacher was chosen to
reign as queen of the 1949 Rondelet.
Peggy Allbritton and Allene Ray
will be princesses.
Thursday, the duchesses and maids
of the four classes were elected by
a light vote. The senior class will be
represented by Marthan Moore,
duchess; Yvonne Brimberry, Betty
Dargan, Ava Jean McDaniel, Mary
Louise Klicpera, Betty Faye Grosse,
Roberta Murfee, Eleanor Sticelber,
Nancy Helen Walters, maids.
Eugenia Harris will be duchess of
the junior class while the maids will
be Gerry Smith, Nina Shannon, Gay i
Schneider, Colletta Ray, Anne Mar- j
tin, Bertha Gray, Alice Flack, and!
Colleen Allessandra. i
Carolyn Douglas will be Freshman ■
duchess, with Ruey Boone, Vicky
Schwarting, Betsy Belstrom, Ann
Coe, Marilyn Marrs, Margaret Blau,
Puddie Hall, and Paula Meredith,
Field House Closes
To Indoor Exercises
Mr. Hei-mance announced last
Thursday that starting on Sunday,
March 13, 1949, the field house will
not remain open to students for re-
creation Sunday afternoon* He ex-
plained that it was opeiv during the
winter months when there was bad
weather because it afforded Stn op-
portunity for students to exercise
indoors. However, with the coming
of spring and sunny weather. Mr,
Hermance felt that there was no
necessity in keeping the field house
open. Therefore, students should!
make it a point to check out their
gym shoes and whatever other equip-
ment they have at the field house on
Saturday by five o'clock if they are
going to use them on Sunday.
Dean Cameron announced Thurs-
day that applications for the posi-
tion of student auditor for Stu-
dent Publications should be in his
hands by Wednesday, March 23.
Veterans Urged to
Get Co-op Supplies
April 15th is the last day on which
the Co-op will honor government
book or supply requisitions for the
current academic year.
To be avoid being caught without
something that you will need during
the last'six weeks of school you
should proceed as follows:
(1) Obtain requisitions from the
Veterans Textbook Authority (308
Lovett Hall) for all those books,
equipment, and supplies that you
will need for the rest of the year.
(2) Examine the unused requisi-
tion file in the coop and accept is-
sue of whatever you have coming
(3) use up whatever may be left
on your $7.50 supply card.
Student political rallies to take
place next week will be as fifllows:
All School Saturday
All candidates will speak in these
forums which are held at noon.
Should Political Views Bar
Men From Teaching? - To Be
Forum Topic Next Tuesday
The question, "Should A Professor's Political Views Ever
Bar Him From Teaching in Our Colleges?" will be debated this
Tuesday, March 22 at 8:00 p.m. in Anderson Hall 110 by two
faculty members and two students under the auspices of the
X-Rays to Be March 28
On March 28 and 20 the tubercu-
losis X-ray mobile unit will be on
the c-ampus. Now this is a free
service to everyone at Rice but so
far in the past two years only about
half of the students have been tak-
ing advantage of it. An X-ray of
each person's chest will be taken to
determine if he or she has tuberculo-
sis and the result will be mailed to
the student as soon as it is obtained.
This is a precautionary health bene-
fit which no one can afford to pass
Seek Dance Queen
Alan Morledge, chairman of the
Sextant publicity committee, an-
nounced late Thursday that nomina-
tions were in order for the queen of
the Navy Ball. All NROTC students
are eligible to make nominations.
Nominations should be turned in to
Morledge, Bob Wilkins or John Per-
litz on or before Saturday March 26.
Nominators should include full
information concerning the qualifi-
cations of the girl with their nomina-
tions. Pictures, large ones, are also
Five finalists will be selected by
a committee consisting of Alan Mor-
ledge, chairman; John Perlitz, J. D.
Sugg, Boh Wilkins, Dick Rauch and
several other NROTC students who
desire to serve on the committee.
The queen will be crowned the
night of the ball by a dignitary to
be announced later.
The affair will be held April 2.
Mr. William Masterson, assistant
professor of history, and Tom Eu-
bank, sophomore pre-law student
will speak in favor of having some
professors barred from teaching be-
cause of their political views. Speak-
ing against them will be Mi-. George
Williams, assistant professor of
English, and Finis Cowan, sopho-
more pre-law student. Speakers will
discuss their topics and then give a
brief rebuttal. Speakers will then
be given a chance to question each
other, after which the audience may
ask the speakers questions. The
speakers are non-communists.
The debate will be centered around
1, the dismissal of several alleged Com-
i munist professors recently at the
University of Washington. This
question has been featured on The
Town Meeting of the Air and in a
syndicated article originally pub-
lished in the New York Times Mag-
azine. The American Civil Liberties
Union and the University of Wash-
ington have taken opposing stands
on this question, as have such men
as Norman Thomas and Professor
After accepting the resignations
Thursday of four members of the
forum committee, Woods Martin.
Brady Tyson, Joe Koch, and Ted
Workman, the council decided to
change the committee membership
from fifteen to twelve, including
eight students and four faculty
members. The nominations of t\v.
new committee members, George
Wray and Farrell Fulton, by chair-
man Bob Flag was approved by -rv
Student Lounge Account Established;
Committee of Four Will Execute Plan
Operational procedures and re-
placements funds were established
Thursday to insure that the Student
Lounge will be cared for by future
Student Councils. Woods Martin,
Councilman-at-Large and Chairman
of the Student Lounge Committee,
introduced a bill creating a commit-
tee composed of the Councilman-at-
large, the Dean of Students, and two
other students to operate and main-
tain the Lounge.
The Student Council established
certain policies that the committee
will be expected to follow. The
Lounge must be kept in a good state
of repair, and clean, at all times.
The Lounge must be kept open at
all times that it can be of use to
the students within the limitations
imposed by proper cleaning and
maintenance procedures. Private use
of the lounge is not permitted except
at times when the lounge would
normally be closed, and then only
upon a fee sufficient to cover proper
maintenance and cleaning. Student
conduct in the lounge shall be reg-
ulated only in those acts and in-
stances which are deemed objection
able to the Association as a whole.
The .responsibility for the care and
maintenance of the student publica-
tion offices and the equipment there-
in shall be that of the occupants of
the offices. These offices shall be
renovated at the end of each acade-
mic year at the expense of the pub-
lication involved and equipment is-
sued them (such, as typewriters)
shall be overhauled and recondition-
All expenditures of over $5U.<)0 by
the committee established to execute
the above policies must be approved
by the Student Council. A lounge
fund, made up of all Student Asso-
ciation funds over $400 at the end
of each academic year, the revenue
from the operation of vending ma-
chines in the lounge, any gifts from
students or alums, and a levy from
the blanket tax, shall be under the
jurisdiction of the committee, and
shall be used to replace furniture
and equipment in the Student
Lounge. Money in the fund shall be
invested by the Bursar of Rice at
an interest rate.
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