The Rice Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 45, No. 28, Ed. 1 Friday, April 25, 1958 Page: 1 of 8
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Volume Forty-Five—Number 28
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1958
S. G- McCann, who retired
this month as admissions
director, is touring Europe
as Rice's "roving ambassa-
dor of good will." He is
shown with Mrs. Raymond
Arsht, chairman of the din-
ner recently held as a testi-
monial to him. Curtis John-
son, president of Rice
alumni, in making Mr. Mc-
Cann an "ambassador," said,
that though he was being in-
troduced as a "presenter," "I
am not a presentor at all,
but an 'appointer.' A 'presen-
tor' gives something for a
job already done, but an 'ap-
pointer' is a giver of only
jobs—jobs to be done."
He continued and told Mr.
McCann, "You are hereby
charged to carry the cause of
the Rice alumni to the
crowned heads of Europe,
lesser potentates, presidents,
prime ministers, and politi-
cians, as may be to our bene-
fit . . ( throughout your
April 30 Forum Topic
CRONEIS TO BE GUEST
ON IGY TV PROGRAM
KUHT-TV, Channel 8, will carry the International Geophysi-
cal Year program sponsored by the National Broadcasting Com-
pany Friday, April 25, at 9 pm. The topic for discussion is "The
Face of the Land."
The University of Houston announcement reads, "Frank
Blair's guest is Dr. Carey Croneis, Provost, The Rice Institute,
member of the IGY Committee on Education. Discussion concerns
changes in land masses through the ages, part played by moon
camera and astrolabe in determining size and shape of earth, and
drifting of continents."
This TV program originated live in New York City some
months ago. It has been retelecast over a number of stations but
has not been presented heretofore in Houston.
Rush Rules May Undergo
Major Change Next Year
Second semester rash for 1958-
59 has been proposed and piassed
iby the Committee on Literary So-
cieties and the Jones College Cab-
At the beginning of the first
semester each Literary society
will give a welcoming party for
the freshmen which will not be
a part of rush. Rush wil begin
the first week-end of second se-
mester and last approximately
three weeks. Each lit will give
one party and an open house.
Only those girls not on proba-
The Rice Television Program
this Sunday will sponsor a dis-
cussion by the Southwestern As-
sembly of "Atoms for Power."
The show can be seen on channel
13 at 5:30 p.m.
tion will not be allowed to go
During the first semester the
lit members will be on their hon-
or not to treat freshmari girls or
arrange dates for them.
Scholarship forms .for Rice
Rice Institute scholarships are
now available in the registrar's
office. The completed applica-
tions are due in that office
by May 5.
These scholarships are giv-
en every year to undergraduate
students who qualify and range
from $50 to $1000.
They are awarded on the
basis of financial need, £S
well as academic achievement.
Thanely-Clad Players Don Armor
The Rice Players will be lavish-
ly clad for their production of
"Macbeth" in the sixth annual
Shakespeare Festival. May 4 and
5 will see the Players in cos-
tumes of brocade, velvet, and silk
for the noblemen, with the
soldiers in new metal armor.
Ginger Purington is handling the
Elizabethan wardrobe assign-
HARRISON WAGNER (Banquo)
"In his royalty of nature . .
* The ill-fated Macbeth, played
by Jim Bernhard, will do his plot-
ting in a black velvet doublet
with silver and plum-colored trim
and a black cloak with a plum
Lady Macbeth, his partner in
evil deeds, will wear a wine-color-
ed velvet gown. A special white
costume is being made for her
famous sleep-walking scene. Lady
Macbeth will be played by Joan
Feild. • .
Duncan, King of Scotland, who
will be played by Martin Mc-
Clain, will be resplendent in a
blue velvet doublet with blue-
green sieeyes and gold trim.
Banquo, whose presence is
dangerous to Macbeth's power,
will be played by Harrison Wag-
ner. He will wear a brown and
buff-colored doubletvwith £ velvet
Maroon With Silver
Macduff, the Scotch nobleman
•whose actions give the crown of
Scotland back to its rightful heir,
will be played by Dave Watkins.
Macduff will wear a maroon vel-
vet doublet with silver trim.
The soldiers in the battle scenes
will wear handmade metal breast-
plates fine carry the swords used
i n Southwestern University's
production of Macbeth.
By FRED ERISMAN
"Capital Punishment?" and "The College System Aft-
er One Year: Debits and Credits" will be the titles of two
Forums, to be held respectively April 30 and May 7, in the
Fondren Library Lecture Lounge.
Debating the various defenses and criticism of capital
punishment will be Newton
Gresham, senior partner of
the Houston law firm Ful-
bright, Crocker, Freeman, Bates,
and Jaworski, and Frank Briscoe,
assistant district attorney.
Mr. Gresham is a native of
East Texas, and a graduate of
Sam Houston State Teachers
College, and the University of
Texas Law School. He has been
in private law practice, in Hous-
ton for twenty-eight years.
State Bar President i
He is past-President of the
Houston Bar Association, and
has served as Director, Vice-
President, and President of the
State Bar of Texas.
Mr. Briscoe attended Texas
A&M and the University of Tex-
as Law School. He spent two
years with the law firm of But-
ler, Binion, Rice, and Cook in
Houston, and has been assistant
district attorney for four years.
He is a native of Fort Bend
county, and a member of thf^,
Houston Bar Association and the
State Bar of Texas. One of his
most recent cases was the Lump-
kin trial, in which he led' the
The College System Forum will
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Closed ■ Circuit TV
To Be Featured
At Rondelet Ball
By EILEEN O'LEARY
Ed Gerlach's 16-piece orches-
tra will play for the Rondelet
dance at the Houston Club on
May 3 in the Texas Room.
Two additional rooms have
been reserved in case of an over-
flow crowd with closed circuit
television presenting the pageant
for those not wishing to stand.
The dance will begin at 9 pm
with the pageant starting at 10.
Tickets for the dance will be
$4.50 a couple, combined tickets
to the dance and picnic will be
$5.75 a couple. Tickets will be on
sale next Monday in the lounge
and next Wednesday in the Col-
This year's pageant entertain-
ment will present Beverly Mont-
gomery, Terry Koonce and Lin
Davis. Recorded" music for the
pageant will be furnished by Jack
All faculty and interested par-
ents are invited to attend the
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Congress Rapped A t
BERNHARD AND FEILD
reigns that which would be
By CLAIRE -PLUNGUIAN
The Southwestern Assembly, a
conference of 90 leaders of the
Southwest in industry, science,
education, and public affairs
sponsored by the Rice Institute
and the American Assembly of
Columbia University met April
17-20 at Fort Clark, Bracketville,
Texas, to discuss '"Atoms for
In a statement released Sun-
day, the Assembly declared that
the prime objective of the United
States atomic energy program
should be to further in every pos-
sible way all the legitimate in-
terests of all the peoples of the
United States. It considered the
many uses to which atomic pow-
er may be put, both as a tool to
promote good-will between the
United States and other coun-
tries, and as a source of domestic
It also said that the United
States is faced with the "stern
necessity" of maintaining world
leadership in science and techno-
logy and in development of peace-
ful uses of atomic energy.
However, the statement in-
cluded a list of ways in which
these aims are at present being
blocked. The Assembly feels that
certain policies of the United
States government are detrimen-
tal to the full development of
These include Congress' fail-
ure to set forth clearly the ob-
jectives of the atomic power pro-
gram in the United States, and
make the proper divisions* be-
tween the parts of industry and
the government in development.
Also criticized was the failure of
communication between U. S.
citizens and the rest o£ the world
on the facts concerned, as well
as the excessive secrecy of the
government towards its own citi-
The statement concluded that to
utilize all available scientific,
talent all major areas of the
United States must be included in
the active program. The Assem-
bly believes that the Southwest
is ready to make the required
effort and contribution.
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