General Holiday

I’m currently up to my eyeballs in documents about the 1969 Masterson Crisis. This is depressing and is sapping my will to go on, so I’m declaring today a General Holiday and heading off to the swimming pool. I’ll be back tomorrow.

In the meantime, just to keep y’all busy, here’s another aerial shot of campus and Main Street. It was taken on the same day as the one in the Bare Ground post below, but from a very different angle.

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7 Responses to General Holiday

  1. Steve Weakley says:

    No need to be depressed, Melissa. It was good, clean, fun in the sun. Those of us who were there could probably fill up a book–a comic book!
    Steve Weakley, Lovett, ’72

    • C Kelly says:

      Steve –

      I’m looking forward to seeing Melissa’s research. I think I slept through the Masterson uproar. (Or maybe I’m getting senile.) I’ll need my copy of The Campanile to identify those who stormed the barricades at Allen Center.

      CK (also Lovett, ’72)

  2. stan bullington says:

    How can I get a hold of you? I have some information you might be interested in regarding the building of Rice Institute. My great Grandfather was employed as “Clerk of the Works” by Cram, Goodhue, & Ferguson, the engineering and architectural firm that built Rice. It’s a brief article/scan of Southern Architectural Review, November 1910.

  3. stan bullington says:

    email sent!

  4. Grungy says:

    Methodist Hospital is still under construction in this photo.
    I particularly like the baseball field next to Methodist, closer to the camera.

  5. Steve Weakley says:


    Two different crises: Masterson was a faculty-led protest where all the protesters wore coats and ties. Everyone skipped classes and us non-protesters either drank beer (me) or napped (you). The Allen Center thing was a couple of years later where, in connection with a visit to Houston by Abby Hoffman, some our more politically-involved brethern took over Allen Center. It was around the same time when no one ever finished a final exam due to bomb threats. So it went in those years.


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