How About A Little Romance?

It’s Valentine’s Day, so what the heck. Here we have the Rice Engineers Ball, featuring (I’m not even kidding) Miss Slipstick of 1948, Tempe Howze. They just don’t do it like this anymore.

Miss Slipstick 1948

I don’t know who’s kissing her.

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7 Responses to How About A Little Romance?

  1. Leoguy says:

    Samuel G. McCann?

  2. My guess is that it’s Tempe’s future husband, Chem E major Leonard Attwell, Jr. The ears are plausible, I guess. Hard to tell at that angle. More about Tempe and Leonard here: https://ricehistorycorner.com/2012/10/08/a-centennial-miracle/

  3. marmer01 says:

    “Slipstick:” old-school slang for a slide rule. Now pretty much fallen out of favor, along with the slide rule.

  4. marmer01 says:

    In honor of Valentine’s Day, I recommend to my married male friends the following: Don’t do anything which causes your wife to have the kind of expression on Tempe’s face in the “Centennial Miracle” link.

  5. mjthannisch says:

    I still have my slip stick that I used in physics 101

  6. Deborah Gronke Bennett (BSEE Hanszen '82) says:

    I was a member of the first class in Chem 101 to move from slide rule to calculator accuracy in homework problems. That was in fall of 1976. I (somewhere) still have the slide rule I used in high school chemistry.

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