A January, 1957 visit to Dow Chemical in Freeport! I really like both these images. First, here’s President Houston in his safety goggles (good form, sir!):
And here’s a shot of the Rice gang enjoying a treat in a Dow conference room. Houston is at left with a very young Chem E professor Tom Leland next to him. To the right is a fellow by the name of Lee Estes, who would have constituted the Public Relations department at this time. (This is the only image of him I’ve ever seen, by the way.) And finally, seemingly transported by his delightful coffee and muffin, is Holmes Richter (’26, ’27, ’29) who was both Chairman of the Chemistry Department and Dean of Graduate Studies at this moment.