The Rice Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 52, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 23, 1949 Page: 1 of 8
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HOUSTON, TEXAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1949
VOLUME THIRTY-SIX — NUMBER FIFTY-TWO
Your Library Staff
Grouped around the desk in the music room of the new Fondren
Library and backed by shelves which will be filled with records for the
students' enjoyment are Mr. Ruben Weltsh, Reference Librarian, Mr.
D. A. Webb, Associate Librarian, and Dr. William Dix, Librarian.
Rice Library Staff Will Move
To New Fondren Building
Led by Dr. William Dix, head librarian since January, 1948,
the staff of the Rice Library will take over their new quarters
at an unannounced date in the near future. The six members
of the staff are Miss Pender Turnbull, Miss Sara Lane, Mr.
David A. Webb, Mr. Ruben Weltsch, Miss Alice Dean and
Dr. Dix, who has been assistant
professor of English at Rice since
1946, received his B.A. and M.A.
degrees from The University of Vir-
ginia in 1931 and 1932, and his Ph.D.
in English from the University of
Chicago in 1946.
Miss Turnbull is head of catalog-
ing and processing. She has been at
Rice since 1919, where she received
her B.A. degree.
Miss Lane, who is head of the
circulation department, has spent
half of her time as Adviser to Wo-
men since 1931. She received her
B.A. degree from Rice where she
has been with the library since 1920.
Acting as associate Librarian
since 1948. is Mr- Webb who will
also serve as 'science reference li-
brarian for the new library. His de-
grees include A.B. from the Univer-
sity of Michigan. He formerly held
positions as Library Assistant at
the Georgia School of Technology,
and Librarian at the Technology In-
stitute of Northwestern University.
The newest member of the staff
is Reuben Weltsch, who is acting
as general reference librarian. Mr.
Weltsch, who came to the U.S. from
Germany in 1938, graduated from
Amherst College and attended Co-
lumbia Library School for two
Miss Dean, who is Librarian Em-
erita, has been with the library for
35 years. She was a member of the
first graduating cla-ss in 1916, and
served as Assistant in Mathematics
until the time of her retirement. At
the Alumni banquet last fall, Miss
Dean commented that she has seen
the library grow from a collection
of 200 volumes to one of 200,000.
Announced By Colleges
Representatives from the various schools participating in the Rondelet
to.be held May 7 were announced this week by the Women's Council.
From Texas University the representative will be Margaret Ann
Pickett and John Shanon. Both of them are seniors, and Margaret Ann
was a Blue Bonnet Belle nominee, a Sweetheart nominee, and a former
president of Alpha Phi Sorority. The
A. & M. guests will be Pat Parker
and Charles Cabaniss. Pat was a
Redbu^ Princess and Aggie Sweet-
heart. Cabaniss is a junior pre-law
student, member of the Student sen-
ate. Student Life Committeeman, a
Phi Eta Sigma honorary fraternity
member, and former president of the
Pre-Law Society. Baylor will be
represented by two seniors, Mary
Carolyn Goodman and Dan Daugh-
Members of the court from T.C.U.
will be Gloria Justin and Ben Hays.
Gloria is a sophomore music majo"r
and member of the Mu Phi EpsiloQ
national honorary music society.
Ben, a junior economics major, be-
longs to the Letterman's Association
and the United Religious Council.
The University of Houston will
send June Hackney and Walter Rai-
ney, both seniors, to the Rondelet.
June is a member of the Cougar
Collegians and the Student Assem-
bly, while Walter is president of
the Student Council and one of the
University's outstanding seniors.
From S. M. U. the representatives
will be Joan Coate and Joe Patter-
son. Joe is head cheerleader, presi-
dent of the Student Association, and
in the Government Graduate School.
The names of the Sam Houston
representatives are not yet avail-
able for publication.
Former Scouts Can
Join Ex-Scout Club
All students interested in becom-
ing members of a campus chapter of
APO should plan to attend a meet-
ing today at 1:00 p.m. in 108, An-
derson Hall, Bill Malseed said
Thursday. At this time a proposed
constitution and proposed By-Laws
will be submitted to the group as-
sembled for their approval. The
constitution and By-Laws have been
prepared by temporary steering
committee, headed by Malseed.
Other members of the committee
are Leonard Attwell, Orville Gai-
ther, Frank Bryan, Milton Savage,
and Jerry Jax. The committee was
appointed by Malseed after he had
been in contact with local Scout
officials, and they had designated
him to manage the formation of a
group on this campus. Further in-
formation concerning the aims and
purposes of this group may be ob-
tained by contacting one of the
Dick Bunker, former Rice student
and local scout executive, headed
a meeting Wednesday noon in A.H.
108 at which approximately thirty-
five interested students heard him
explain the purposes of the organi-
zation, and the advantages to be
gained therefrom. Following his dis-
cussion several questions were asked
from the floor. At that time it was
decided to hold the meeting today
to prepare a constitution and By-
Laws for approval by the Student
Council and Institute Administra-
APO is a national service frater-
nity, composed of former Boy
Scouts. All ex-Scouts, regardless of
length of service or rank attained,
are eligible for membership. All
interested ex-Boy Scouts are invited
to attend the meeting today.
Rostrum Will Debate
'Federal Aid' on 27th
The Rice Rostrum, newly formed
speech club, will hold its second de-
bate April 27 in Anderson Hall. Sub-
ject for the debate will be federal
aid to education. Jack Lapin and
Raymond Lankford will take the
negative side, and Rush Moody and
Gail Mount will uphold the affirma-
The first debate sponsored by the
Rostrum was held two weeks ago
and drew a crowd of six people.
Speakers for the evening were Ray-
mond Lankford, Tom Eubank, Gail
Mount, and Rush Moody. The same
subject, federal aid to education,
was debated then.
At its meeting last Wednesday the
club approved Mr. W. H. Masterson,
assistant professor of history, as its
faculty sponsor. Jack Lapin was also
named to head the program com-
A third debate on the same sub-
ject for the first two debates will
be held two weeks from tonight,
May 4. Two girls teams composed
of Mary Alice Sanders, Thelma Lud-
wig, Louellen McBrayer, and Pat
Kissel will be the speakers for the'
There will be an important
meeting of the Rice Rostrum in
Anderson Hall at noon Monday.
The purpose of the meeting is the
selection of a team to debate A&
M on May 10.
McGeever To Head R& Quill;
Cameron Writes "Editorial"
The annual R and Quill Banquet heard Dean Hugh S.
Cameron compare his position as Dean with the job of the
student publications Thursday night. Speaking of the role of
a university in a student's life he said "You and I are in
positions similar to the extent that we are primarily concerned
with the growth that a student ~~
_ the prospects of the future rather
than to mutual self- congratulation.
He agreed that it was wise to "let
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the R and Quill Association, which editorial for next year
this year decided that the banquet
should be .dedicated, as it were, to
by David Braden
The Student Council in a well
ordered meeting Thursday disposed
of many details and appointed a
number of committees. Among the
committees appointed was one to
investigate the necessity of the $25
library fee and the purposes for
which the money will be used. An-
other committee, consisting of Mar-
tin Haest, was detailed to investi-
gate the probable expense of in-
cluding Rice's school songs in a re-
cord album proposed by Fred War-
ing. The album would include the
songs of the Southwest Conference
Two suggestions from the Student
Council Suggestion Boxes were
brought forth. One was for chimcs
in the lounge instead of the "fire
bell." Another one, from the pen
of Jack Burns, dealt with the park-
ing lot situation: "Fence off bird
sanctuary for migrating water fowl
in the Chem. parking lot."
Honor Council Will
Hold Open Meeting
In accordance with the new Honor
System constitution, the Honor
Council, including both this year's
council and next year's council will
hold an open meeting at noon today.
The purpose of the meeting is to
elect officers for next year. Officers
to be elected are: Chairman, Secre-
tary, Vice-chairman, and Trrnl
Clerk. All students are invited to
attend this meeting and will be
privileged to make suggestions and
comments to the Honor Council.
Baptist Student Group
Elects New Officers
Officers of the B.S.U. for next
year were elected at a meeting held
last Wednesday. The 1949-'50 presi-
dent will be Austin Anthis, and
serving with him will be A1 Wylie
and Jim Butler, Cui*tis Lee, and
Patty Hicks as vice-presidents;
Betty Edworthy, secretary; and
Maurice Ford as treasurer. Other
officers include Gil Thweat, Betty
Spear, Doris Amis, Bill Soileau,
Lois Beck, Virginia Barber, and
Dramatic Club Tryouts
The Rice Dramatic club will hold
tryouts for parts in a play reading
of The Silver Chord today at noon
in A.H. 104. Anyone interested in
reading a part is invited to at-
Following Mr. Cameron's talk the
President of the R and Quill Asso-
ciation presented the Editor of the
RI magazine, June Davis. Miss Da-
vis assured the assembled group
that prospects were good for next
year's magazine, and urged her suc-
cessor to "get more financial sup-
port, and try to represent all the
students." She paid high tribute to
her Business Manager, Ellis Rudy.
Miss Betty Blount Seale intro-
duced next year's Campanile Editor,
Gloria Wilson. Miss Wilson an-
nounced to the guests that Miss Bet-
ty Keyser will be her Assistant
Editor next year, and Miss Goonie
Harris will be her Associate Edi-
Brady Tyson next introduced Bob
Mcllhenny. next year's Thresher.
Editor. Mcllhenny announced that
his two associate editors will be Em-
mett McGeever and Werner Grun-
baum. He reminded the students
present that the Thresher is the
students' newspaper, and needed the
The last event of the evening was
the election of R and Quill Associa-
tion officers for next year. Emmett
McGeever was elected president,
Gloria Wilson vice-president, Bob
Bradbury as Secretary-Treasurer.
Retiring officers are Brady Tyson,
president; Betty Blount Seale vice-
-president, and Hugh Howard, secre-
Of Prom Tonight
Tonight from 9:00 to 1:00 the
Junior Class will present its an-
nual prom at the Crystal Ballroom
of the Rice Hotel. The dance is open
to the entire student, body and will
feature the election of the Queen
of the Junior Class, from a list of
candidates already chosen by the
There will be seven honorees se-
lected by a vote at the door. The
candidate receiving the most votes
will automatically be elected queen.
Each ticket holder has the right to
The floor show will feature a nov-
elty routine by a Fred Astaire
Dance Studio team.
The queen will receive, as a prize,
a course of dance lessons from the
Fred Astaise Dance Studio.
Admission is $3.00, couple; $2.50
stag. Oossages will be banned.
Peggy Albritton was chosen by
the Student Council Thursday as
Rice's representative to Baylor Uni-
versity's Play Day. The affair to
be held at Waco on May 4 will be
climaxed that night by the presen-
tation of the court royalty. Peggy
may choose a Rice escort if she
desires, if not, Baylor will furnish
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