Not long ago I was looking around in a place I’d never looked before and I was again rewarded with something charming–a worn, coffee stained program from the 1962 Homecoming and two photos that seem to have been taken at that event. It was the pictures that first caught my eye. They are only labeled with the name of the photographer: Ike Sanders, ’17, but they are easy to identify. The first one, taken inside Cohen House, is of Professor Tsanoff:
The second is mathematician Hubert Bray, ’18, Rice’s first Ph.D. recipient. Note the large badge on his lapel. I’m fairly certain that it was the one designed by Harry Bulbrook to be worn by members of Rice’s “Frontier Five” classes on the occasion of the 50th anniversary.
I don’t know if anyone else will enjoy the event program as much as I do, but here it is anyway:
I just love to read their names.
I notice the program included a film, “The Golden Years,” produced by Mr. & Mrs. Shad Graham. He was a very interesting film maker. Is there any chance Rice has a copy of the film?
Yes, we sure do. I should probably go watch it again.
Thanks very much. I just found it. One other thing is Cornelius Ryan gave a talk that weekend. I shouldn’t find that surprising, but I did.
To quote Emily Latella, “Never mind.” That’s obviously not the same Cornelius Ryan.
Two things jump out at me: first, the hotels where the class parties were held were the epitome of swank back then, and are all now, I believe, gone. Also, the game started at 8:00 pm. Wow, that would put the halftime festivities beginning around 9:00 if not later. That’s pretty late for old folks!
Rice Hotel is still there though, though now it is lofts. My cousin used to stay there when he was in Houston.
I really like the fact that although the women are listed in the manner of the day as Mrs Husband’s Name, that they are also listed by their maiden name and class year.
I love the grillwork behind Dr. Tsanoff. Any idea where this was?
Yes, ma’am. It’s in Cohen House and it’s still there. Check this out: http://ricehistorycorner.com/2012/01/12/stumped/
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