The Rice Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, November 22, 1957 Page: 3 of 10
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1957
(Continued from Page 1)
and' stacks of chains and saw-
Many classes were held as
usual. Dr. Katherine F. Drew
lectured to ten students in His-
tory 100. Dean McBride reported-
ly lectured to two lone listeners.
Dancing and free cookies were
the order of the day in the spirit-
ed party in the lounge. At least
300 students joined in the fun,
jitterbugging, yelling and in gen-
The general theme of the out-
break was "Beat the hell out of
TCU." That game is Saturday at
A pep rally at 11:30 was the
high point of the day's frantic
frenzy. Speeches by Rice coaches
and by Marvin Hill of the Roost
capped the chants and the at-
tempted singing of "Dixie" with
words by Don Coney.
One student reported that he
asked Dean McBride if it were
an official holiday.
The Dean, he said, replied, "No
. . . you might consider it an
official unofficial holiday."
Someone notified Radio Station
KNUZ that the President of the
Institute had declared a holiday.
President Houston was out of
The lockout, which was remark,
ably effective, was organized over
A meeting was held Sunday
night about 8 pm, led by a jun-
ior known only as "Mr Jones."
At 10 pm meetings were held
in each of the colleges, and it
was decided to erect roadblocks
between 5 and 6 am. At 4:30
Monday buzzers awakened the
college members, most of whom
romped out for the fun.
McBride On Campus
Dean McBride reportedly was
on campus and in attendance at
one of the organizational meet-
ings. According to reports, he
offered warning to the students,
but admitted the inability of the
Administration to cope with an
Chewing gum was stuffed in
the locks of the parking lot gates.
It was determined that the
Burns night detective went off
duty about 5 am. That left
several hours unhampered to set
up the roadblocks.
Cars were jammed at rakish
angles at all the gates. Chains
CO IN OPERATED
and sawhorses were stretched
across the roads.
Some students in quasi-military
uniforms routed traffic around
the roadblocks or sent would-be
interlopers scuttling to safety.
Mud was smeared on bushes
surrounding the gates to incon-
venience any one who tried to
One economics professor climb-
ed over the roadblock to get to
class. Several others displayed
tell-tale muddy feet and legs. One
prof threatened to send a cleaning
bill to the Student Association.
Jones College girls left their
cars unlocked and in neutral so
they could be easily moved into
Some mejnbers of the college
staff also reportedly lent their
cars to block the roads.
Several undergrads expressed
thanks to fifth-year engineers
who told them how to stage a
Still Not Seen
It's anybody's guess exactly
when the O.W.L.S. Handbook of
names, addresses, telephone num-
bers, etc., will be ready for dis-
These books are expected to be
ready in the next two to three
weeks, but no positive date can
be given as yet.
Delay has been occasioned by
the great number of changes
necessary, but completed infor-
mation is in the hands of the
[printer and books will be dis-
tributed as soon as they are re-
Pianist Edwards: A
Harbinger Of Progress
By BOB DURST
JONATHAN EDWARDS . . .
not only plays piano like you've
never heard before, but just hap-
pens to be acquainted with a
wife, Darlene Edwards, who sings
like you've never heard before.
In fact, the two of them to-
gether is such a never-heard-be-
fore sound, that you'll probably
never want to hear it again.
Mr. Edwards' music is intensely
personal, and he never lets tech-
nical accuracy or adherence to
the melody enter his playing to
detract from his "emotional
honesty." He does not hesitate to
go beyond his usual repertoire to
attempt such dazzlingly beautiful
numbers as "Dizzy Fingers," or
His highly original arpeggios,
interspersed wherever he hap-
pens to "feel" they belong never
deter him from leaving out a
few bars, if he "feels" they should
be left out.
Darlene Edwards is as musical-
ly striking as her husband, and
on "It's Magic," she achieves a
rare feat of sounding as if she
were in an echo chamber, be-
cause she's in an echo chamber.
She manages to sing three
other numbers, which she herself
originally introduced in Trenton,
New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. Ed-
wards are accompanied by each
other, bells, chimes, tympani, and
GET SERIOUS . . . For Heitor
Villa-Lobos, the word "choros"
means a combination of classical
and folk music, and this is the
fusion he achieves in his works,
now totalling more than 1,500.
Drawing from the background of
wandering through his Brazillian
homeland with his cello on his
back, his works infuse his classic-
al training with the lush, savage
color and movement of the jungle,
On a Philharmonia record, the
New York Woodwind Quintet per-
forms three of his early works,
the second "Choros" for flute
and clarinet, the sixth "Bachianas
Brasileiras," for flute and bas-
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